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Real Name Jerod Christensen   
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Nickname atomicfro
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Signed On Jun 18, 2010, 06:05
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Company of Heroes 2 - The Western Front Armies
9. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Company of Heroes 2 - The Western Front Armies Jun 24, 2014, 00:13 atomicfro
 
JAGUART wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 21:57:
PropheT wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 20:02:
Something about CoH 2 didn't click with me, but I love and still play CoH 1. I'm hoping these new armies add back in part of what I was missing and makes it all gel a bit more.

Something about selling you The Alphabet, and then wanting to sell you a dictionary, word by F%$*ing word.

"The only thing I'd rather own than Windows is English, because then I could charge you $249 for the right to speak it, and I could charge you an upgrade fee when I add new letters." - Scott McNealy
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 1, 2014, 18:26 atomicfro
 
He did a good job at impressing me, but you are right. The more I read the more it felt like he was using nostalgia to fund his retirement using money from parents who grew up watching his PBS show.

Though, if I had $400 to burn, I would give it to him for the voicemail message.
 
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News Comments > Mythic Entertainment Closed
6. Re: Mythic Entertainment Closed May 29, 2014, 19:20 atomicfro
 
My friends and I loved Warhammer Online. They did a really great job with it. Guess it just wasn't most people's cup of tea.  
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News Comments > EVE Online Kronos Next Month
4. Re: EVE Online Kronos Next Month May 3, 2014, 14:12 atomicfro
 
timesten wrote on May 3, 2014, 13:25:
I never got into PI and I have a fundamental problem with mining, but every time I see a new update, I want to start up my sub again. I have a very old account that doesnt have nearly the skills that people think it should. When I look for a corp, they see my start date and start salivating, then I tell them my skills and they wander off disappointed.

Im not sure what I actually like about the game, the scope I guess, because after I resub, Im left wondering why I did and what I think im actually going to do.

I sometimes think i should go pirate and see how that suits me, but Im not evil...

You took the words right out of my mouth. I'm totally attracted to the romance of this kinda game including those similar like the X series, Evochron, etc. But after about an hour or two into them, Ithink WTF? Perhaps it speaks to my personal lack of ambition more than anything. Of course, if I had more ambition I wouldn't have time for games like this anyway.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Apr 24, 2014, 19:00 atomicfro
 
Wow, loved Warrior Kings back when it came out. Still have the box/cd. Surprised to see its on steam, deserves to be on GOG.com  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Mar 15, 2014, 15:42 atomicfro
 
iPhone Owners Complain that iOS 7.1 Update Causes the Battery to Drain Faster.

Or maybe they've been using their phone long enough the battery is dying...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Mar 1, 2014, 20:40 atomicfro
 
Tracking you on a cell is useless because you can disable GPS and location caching. And a phone is usually in a pocket or on a table so the camera and mic don't do you much good

I don't know if I really believe this. I saw an interview with Steve Jobs where they ask him his take on privacy and he responds by telling the interviewer that Apple takes privacy very seriously. He tells a story about how Apple is worried that a 14 year old girl could be stalked and something terrible could happen because of their phone. He then gives a little insight in how geolocation on their platform works. He describes a system where apps get the geolocation data from Apple's servers, not from the phone itself.

We all like to believe we can turn this stuff off, and point to the settings manager where we have the option. I'm not sure that we can, especially on idevices. On my iphone I have geolocation services turned off, and turned off for every app that shows up in the manager. Yet I see the geolocation arrow display quite often. While reading a text. While using Safari. When Facebook starts up. When I pull down the notification panel.

This tells me Apple's servers are grabbing my geolocation data whether I want them too or not. Steve may have been telling the truth and they aren't passing the data on to apps, but Apple is still gathering it. The recent disclosure that the NSA can own any idevice suggests to me that they most likely have an exploit on Apple's servers and that is how they are are able to gather data. And despite how seriously they may or may not take the privacy of that 14 year old girl, Apple is still collecting the data regardless of our wishes and its sitting there on Apple's servers for governments to see.

This is all speculation, and hopefully the situation is very different on other platforms. But even without gps data, the government is getting data wholesale from the telcos and can track our movements from tower to tower, and quite possibly from wireless access point to wireless access point.
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Patch & Sale
11. Re: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Patch & Sale Jan 29, 2014, 02:21 atomicfro
 
I remember playing this on mplayer back in the day, and it was laggy as shit back then too.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Voltaire Dec 19, 2013, 21:18 atomicfro
 
Former CIA chief: Snowden should be “hanged by the neck until dead”.

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire


 
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News Comments > YouTube on YouTube Game Takedowns
8. Re: YouTube on YouTube Game Takedowns Dec 17, 2013, 21:58 atomicfro
 
Just place the servers in Antigua, and you can legally give copyright the finger.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
8. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 13, 2013, 02:06 atomicfro
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 23:22:
... Let every state handle its own business, and we all just pay a defense tax to pay for the army.

Having a standing army is also verboten in the constitution, though having a navy is ok.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blocking Linux Gabriel Knight Re-release
1. Re: Activision Blocking Linux Gabriel Knight Re-release Dec 12, 2013, 00:49 atomicfro
 
Some deal with Microsoft?  
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Dec 11, 2013, 01:20 atomicfro
 
LOL, from the DA page on steam:

Key Features:
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* A tremendous $114 value at one low price.

Though I have the release version on disc, I might pick this up for the DLC. This is probably the last and pinnacle of the cRPG of its type until indies catch up.
 
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News Comments > DICE Pauses All Future Projects for BF4 Repairs
17. Re: DICE Pauses All Future Projects for BF4 Repairs Dec 4, 2013, 21:40 atomicfro
 

Classic Dice. Ugh. I've been hesitant at their games since BF2. What a fucking horror show that was.

I really loved BF2. BF:Vietnam, to me that was a horror show. Didn't have a great internet connection at the time, so me and my friends would attempt to LAN it with bots. The bots would run as quickly as possible to grab all the helicopters, but AI was incapable of flying them. And they could shoot you through the foliage like it was completely transparent. I always thought the game would be pretty fun online with real players, but now that I think about it the experience would probably be the same.
 
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News Comments > More Battlefield 4 Issues
20. Re: More Battlefield 4 Issues Dec 4, 2013, 17:31 atomicfro
 
I don't think they ever fixed the upside down hit box on the Blackhawk in bf2. I don't expect them to fix anything  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 7, 2013, 21:27 atomicfro
 
No kidding. Even Battlefield 2 supported 64 players at launch.
Why can't we have nice things anymore?
 
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News Comments > Warhammer Online Ends in December
2. Re: Warhammer Online Ends in December Sep 18, 2013, 22:08 atomicfro
 
I really loved that game. First two months of release was the best open world role play pvp I've ever experienced. Unfortunately, no one resubbed and the game languished.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Livestream
21. Re: Star Citizen Livestream Jun 29, 2013, 02:54 atomicfro
 
Frijoles wrote on Jun 28, 2013, 23:57:
Fletch wrote on Jun 28, 2013, 21:46:
Pretty awesome-looking, and I was very happy to see it is a PC game, and that they are using that fact to promote it. Then I got to 5:25 of the video...

Fuck you, Chris Roberts.

You don't like details in games? Or more likely, the 3rd-person/ship follow-cam? There's a first-person view also from the cockpit. Looks like he was showing that to demonstrate the thrusters.

I am pretty sure the hypocrisy he spoke of was the xbox controller Mr. Roberts was holding. Nothing ever said "FUCK YOU PC GAMERS!" more than the hot key chart on the back of the Rage manual that showed an xbox controller and not a keyboard.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded Jun 27, 2013, 22:17 atomicfro
 
I found the diskette with this on it in my dad's secret drawer during my tween years in the early '90s. The game had a comedic age verification system that would take me a couple tries to get past. I thought the damn thing was so funny because the answers to the questions were usually something I had learned recently in history class. But, man, role playing as an adult was awesome. I couldn't wait to grow up so I could buy a gallon of wine at the mini mart for a $1, go play black jack at the casino, then sneak past the bouncer at the bar so I could sneak up stairs and have some naked fun with a girl. Don't forget your prophylactic, or your junk will catch fire!  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Beleszinski is a whiner Jun 20, 2013, 21:23 atomicfro
 
You cannot have game and marketing budgets this high while also having used and rental games existing. The numbers do NOT work people.

How does the movie industry do it then? If the numbers aren't working YOU are doing it wrong. And it doesn't cost me $60 to watch a movie or buy it on disc.
 
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