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Homepage http://www.totaliterritory.com
Signed On Mar 23, 2010, 14:45
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 14, 2015, 13:33 Necrophob
 
"Does Using an AOL Email Address Suggest You're a Tech Dinosaur"

Perhaps they could Ask Jeeves?
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
8. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer May 7, 2015, 14:00 Necrophob
 
That looks pretty awesome, but is "water/blood splattered on virtual camera" in games the new "god rays"/"screen bloom"? What's even the point? Are we to believe the player is actually viewing the game through a camera? I hate this in TV too (The Walking Dead). It's like lens flares in movies. Lens flares are only visible through a LENS. You're taking me out of the movie! And what's the deal with airplane food? Sorry...started to go all Jerry Seinfeld for a moment there.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 7, 2015, 11:39 Necrophob
 
All the homeland spying sure didn't find the Garland would-be terrorists, and they tweeted their shit.  
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News Comments > Five Nights at Freddy's 4 & Fan Theories
2. Re: Five Nights at Freddy's 4 & Fan Theories Apr 29, 2015, 20:53 Necrophob
 
NotOneOfUs wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 20:31:
Five Nights at Freddy's 5 will be called "A New Beginning"

Five Nights at Freddy's Vs. Jason in Space...the Leprechaun.
 
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News Comments > Ultima 8 Free on Origin
1. Re: Ultima 8 Free on Origin Apr 28, 2015, 20:41 Necrophob
 
I doubt many games resulted in the deaths of as many keyboards as this one's shit jump mechanics. Then again, would there have been a Diablo without an Ultima 8? And how terrible would Diablo have been with jumping puzzles?  
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News Comments > Broken Age: Act 2 Release Plans
9. Re: Broken Age: Act 2 Release Plans Apr 27, 2015, 14:42 Necrophob
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 27, 2015, 13:42:
Shouldn't Tim be making out with his boyfriend Peter right about now?

I'd love if they released a Youtube video of them doing that in a pile of backer money, just to see the squawking from outrage-addicts.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2015, 11:40 Necrophob
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 26, 2015, 19:03:
I don't know why most people are so afraid of confrontation. As long as you are civil about it they should be too. And if not you can say you at least tried, then you call the cops. It's like kids, people have a way of tuning out their pets and kids when they're being loud/obnoxious and don't realize they're causing grief to those around them. Neighbor across from me had the same thing with his Jack Russel. So I had a chat with him when he was outside one day. He admitted as much - tuned it out without thinking - apologized and said he'd try to do better, and he has.

If someone doesn't realize their dog barking all night might be socially unacceptable, I doubt they'll react well to having it brought up to them. And then, when you DO have to call the cops on them, they'll have a good idea of who did it :/ God I hate assholes. Used to have a neighbor who played his bass guitar (poorly) at 3 AM for a couple of hours each night.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Map Sources & More Released
17. Re: DOOM Map Sources & More Released Apr 27, 2015, 09:26 Necrophob
 
So what's the big deal about releasing the textures? You could rip them yourself with any WAD editor. The WAD file format is freely available. Hell, I wrote a VB program to view and rip DOOM/Hexen WADS, just for fun.  
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News Comments > Mad Max Trailer
21. Re: Mad Max Trailer Apr 23, 2015, 14:13 Necrophob
 
If the car combat is like Interstate 76, with wide open levels, then it might be good. If it's just on tracks, then that'll suck.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Teaser
2. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Teaser Apr 23, 2015, 14:08 Necrophob
 
Sooooo...Black Ops: Human Revolution?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2015, 13:48 Necrophob
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 13:23:
BobBob wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 11:33:
Until then, I express my apologies to the Earth for the growing and destructive parasite known as mankind.

The Earth doesn't care. It was here a few billion years before we got here and will be here a few billion after until the sun gobbles it up. Any destruction we cause, we only cause to ourselves. We might give it a little scarring and some bruises, but it will probably get itself back to normal in a billion years or so after we kill ourselves.

Well, unless we open up a black hole or something. Then the Earth might care, but really, we'd only be cutting its life span by like 20% and it is doomed anyways.

As Modest Mouse says "The Earth doesn't care, and we hardly even matter. We're just a bit more piss to push out its full bladder."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2015, 09:45 Necrophob
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 22:04:

...Like I said, good people don't get fucked up by the police...The only person I've ever met in this city that talked so badly about police like you was a fucking drug dealer who I used to buy my weed off. Guess what? Criminal...

...Gun laws in the states are liberal to say the least. Everyone has a fucking gun, you probably have a gun right?
I was blown away when I was working down in Houston and every fucking person on the highway had a gun holster on their car. It's amazing..

Go into a Denny's and get approached by a guy wearing sweat pants with a hand gun sticking out the front asking if I can spare some change. It's like getting casually robbed...

This is how I know you're a troll. Being a Texan, and having lived in Houston, all of that is utter bullshit. What does "had a gun holster on their car" even mean? Is that like truck nuts? And the guy with a pistol sticking out of his pants would have been arrested, as open carry of a handgun is illegal (at least for now). And if he had a concealed carry permit, he would have been arrested too, displaying his handgun like that.

And everyone does NOT have a gun. Ok, I have a shotgun and a 22 rifle, but that's it!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 22, 2015, 09:33 Necrophob
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 08:31:
You guys realize this isn't even remotely for you, right? Like, there's zero expectation you'd ever watch this.

And that's ok. Not everything has to be for you.

John Stamos wrote a great editorial a ways back about the hate Full House gets. He openly admits it was cheesy, repetitive, artificially saccharine sweet, etc. But it was made for people ages 8-14. What TV shows are really hitting that age group anymore? Even the stuff on Disney is less innocent and more sexually charged.

Bottom line, he asked, would you rather your 11 year old girl watch this (and it's enormously popular with 11 year old girls today) or flip channels and watch the Two and a Half Men repeat on?

I think he makes a good point. Fluff for 8-14 year old kids seems underrepresented. Disney and Nickelodeon shows seem to be about being cool to create pop stars. A show like this doesn't try to be cool.

Jesus, Beamer. Can't we bitch about SOMETHING?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2015, 09:31 Necrophob
 
Happy Earth Day, Earth! You don't look a day over 4 billion.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 21, 2015, 17:51 Necrophob
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 13:35:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 10:36:
Fuller House... No...



Yeah, is anyone asking for this? I could see it for Arrested Development (even though I don't think it turned out very well) but Full House? Really?

"How wude!"

But seriously, beaming x-rays into your eyes to improve your vision was a better idea than this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2015, 17:39 Necrophob
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 14:42:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 12:54:
Necrophob wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 11:57:
Funny though, a white guy runs towards a cop, and doesn't get shot. A black guy runs AWAY from a cop...shot 5 times in the back.

Yeah, that's the salient point I saw from that video, WHITE assailant is afforded every opportunity to surrender, aka not really news.

Oh shut up both of you. You don't have any idea how nerve racking and dangerous being a police officer is.

Here's a video of failed Compliance which resulted in the officer being killed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoI4G1fWmEQ

I personally think that cop was kind of stupid. If that guy had a knife the cop could be dead. Tueller's Rule.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_KJ1R2PCMM

I think he started off well by back peddling but the second he fell down he was in a very dangerous situation that he shouldn't have been to begin with.

Watch use of force demonstration scenarios

Edit:

Elaborating, I think it's fucking ridiculous that it's gotten to the point that we're calling this officer "Heroic" for not shooting.

Basically it comes down to this fundamental:
Good people don't get killed by the police and if a "Good" person does, it's almost always because they were doing something very stupid like charging a police officer pulling you over.

You want to know the best thing to do when get pulled over..
Put your hands on the top of the steering wheel, Don't move until the cop taps on your window and then take one hand to unroll it.
Put your hands back on the steering wheel and only move when he asks you to.

You make the cop much more at ease and happier when he doesn't feel like he's going to have to pull his gun.

I believe police do an important job that is necessary for a civilized society to function properly, and I respect them for that. But we shouldn't keep giving them passes on their mess-ups because "it's such a dangerous job". Did you ride in a car today? You probably had more of a probability of dying than your average cop. Plenty of people have stressful jobs, but most of them don't carry firearms.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2015, 11:57 Necrophob
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 11:36:
No, we can't have a modern civilization without fossil fuels. That article - hell, that entire website - is just ridiculous.

How ironic is that? The one time a cop would actually be fully justified in shooting someone and he doesn't. Why not shoot him in the leg at least?

One, cops aren't trained to "wound". Shoot for center of mass to stop the threat. Two, a leg shot can kill you just as fast as a chest wound. You have a major artery in your leg that if hit, will kill you in a couple of minutes. But yah, that cop should have at least tazed the guy. Funny though, a white guy runs towards a cop, and doesn't get shot. A black guy runs AWAY from a cop...shot 5 times in the back.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 20, 2015, 17:04 Necrophob
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 14:34:
So the SMB redirect glitch puts up a prompt to enter your user name and login password for windows?

It doesn’t take much to prompt someone to enter their credentials, after all – just a legitimate-looking dialogue box.

and then what? Even if you're dumb enough to enter it into the prompt what could they do with it without having local access to the PC?

Remote Desktop if you have it enabled? Or if you're on a corporate network, you most likely just gave them your Active Directory credentials, giving them access to more than just your computer.
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Mortal Kombat X
5. Re: Ship Ahoy - Mortal Kombat X Apr 14, 2015, 10:06 Necrophob
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 10:00:
That .jpeg is appropriate. I know that this isnt strictly P2W since fatalities are for show, but mastering fatalities should be something that gives you another sense of acomplishment...This is just...the bear says it best.

Yah, seriously. Not saying fatalities showed any sort of skill (other than memorization), but at least it was something. If they sell simplified fatalities, it'll be the equivalent of getting tea-bagged after dying in Call of Duty.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 14:10 Necrophob
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:03:
Verno wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 13:54:
In many ways owning a pet isn't a bad beginners course in parenthood, much of the same principles about sacrifice and responsibility apply equally well.

When I was a kid I had cats, birds and fish but never to the point where they controlled my life or I felt they were equal to humans.

As to the dog being an introduction into parenting -- perhaps you're right but it seems to a bit wasteful to expend all that money, time and energy on an animal instead of say a human being's education who can possibly change the world (for better or worse). The dog has a very limited intelligence and I just don't see it inventing things, building things or coming up with insights that could improve human existence. I also don't see a dog taking care of an aging owner like a son or daughter would for a parent. It's doubtful the dog will work to provide the owner food, medicine and shelter.


Yah, screw dogs! What good are they? Other than providing security and companionship? How dare they unconditionally love us!

Besides, your observation on dogs having limited intelligence applies to half of humanity.
 
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