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News Comments > Into the Black
20. Re: Into the Black Apr 26, 2015, 11:34 MajorD
 
@jdreyer: Thank you for your feedback and information. We could argue the point, but IMHO the media has more than a ‘minor’ negative roll in it all, but not as big as I probably made it sound (after re-reading what I wrote). In regards to the Swedish cops subduing two fight men, that is what we all wish we would see more of; however, how different would it have gone down if the two fighting men had guns, and how differently would it have been spun by the media? That is a whole other debate.

Yes, there certainly is a systemic issue with our police forces that need to be addressed and rectified before it spins out of control. Improving on (technology) and increase use of stun guns, but some would argue it wouldn’t be a balanced battleground. /shrug

1. Agreed, the Justice Dept. needs to get their heads out of the sand (and their asses) and better address the problems throughout our police depts.\forces.

2. Interesting, I’ll have to read about that more.

Generational effects will take a while to completely washout, so yeah, it certainly won’t change things quickly.

3. Yeah, it’s interesting. We’re seeing more and more of this with cellphone cameras, and it makes you wonder how much this went on before most everyone had cellphone cameras. But, you’d think/hope this fact would keep the corrupt officers more in-check with them knowing they could be being recorded via someone’s cellphone camera at any time.

@NKD: Thank you for your feedback. In regards to your response in your first sentence, you can't tell me when the news anchors are interviewing people (families and the local community) that the people they're interviewing aren't making it racial? I’m not trying to say it happens all the time, but it seems to more times than not. I should have clarified that when someone is robbing a liquor store, for example, and the cops are chasing down the robber, the robber starts shooting at the cops as he is fleeing, and the cops react and shoot back and kill the robber. You then see the family\friends\neighbors being interviewed and more times than not they make it racial. We could argue the point of the cop being justified killing the robber, or just wounding him instead, but risk still getting shot by the robber. This is why they need to improve and expand upon using stun guns instead so there isn't so much killing.

In regards to your second sentence, I agree, that is no doubt a problem. It is not an excuse, but that would be a tough situation to be in if a good honest cop is getting pressured by his peers not to testify ‘against’ the bad cops to protect them and/or the force as a whole. He starts thinking of his job, family, future, etc. and becomes pressured to “do the right thing” (in the minds of his peers) and that pressure forces him to do the wrong thing. It certainly happens, but how much? Who ‘really’ knows?

In regards to your third/last sentence, I can appreciate your frustration and passion with the subject matter, but don’t think for one second that I’m ignorant of the fact that there ‘are’ issues in our police dept./forces that need to be addressed and resolved before it ‘does’ spin out of control. I don’t think the media makes things up - my point is/was in my first paragraph above.
In regards to global warming, that is a whole other subject. I will say that there is no doubt the pollution we generate has an effect on climates, etc. and I’ll just leave it at that.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
16. Re: Into the Black Apr 25, 2015, 15:04 MajorD
 
I've had my share of condescending dick cops and very nice\professional cops, so it is really unfair to hastily generalize on the negative side. Most cops are on the good side, but unfortunately there are bad seeds that give the good ones a bad name.

Overall, it isn't our police officers\forces that are the problem, it is the media and self entitled attention mongers painting a bad image of our police forces more than the bad seeds within those police forces. When a white cop shoots a African American "CRIMINAL", FOR EXAMPLE, he is automatically racist and it was an unjustified shooting even though the "CRIMINAL" was shooting at the police officers and innocent bystanders.

I certainly would not want to be a cop in this day and age, as it would be too stressful and aggravating dealing with all the BS and unfair media.

Thank you to all you good/professional police officers out there for working to keep us and our communities safe.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Kaiju-A-GoGo
6. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Kaiju-A-GoGo Apr 24, 2015, 18:59 MajorD
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 16:41:
MajorD wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 14:13:
Oh, I misread this post as this.

Is that the new Rickroll?

LOL! Yeah, really.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Kaiju-A-GoGo
2. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Kaiju-A-GoGo Apr 24, 2015, 14:13 MajorD
 
Oh, I misread this post as this.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Microsoft Health and Band Updates Bring New Cycling App Integrations, Insights and Features. Apr 24, 2015, 12:59 MajorD
 
Xil wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 12:18:
MajorD wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 11:21:
This just became a little more attractive to me now; but it still can't give me the HUD my Edge 305 does that I need/like when cycling. Gonna have to do some more research.

Was a small docu on tv here the other day about the law office or something like that in London who sort of ordered/firmly requested their employees to have these health apps running on their phone/watch and allow then in sight into it....

sorry I find that scary

Yeah, a little scary. After reading this article, I started looking through the 'Health & Fitness' app, which uploads your data to the cloud, which I'm not too comfortable with, even though they claim you remain anonymous. Nervous
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: GTA V review Apr 24, 2015, 11:59 MajorD
 
nin wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 11:39:
MajorD wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 11:34:
nin wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 11:15:
GTA5 has pretty much sold me on buying a new computer. Mine runs it ok, but it's like 5-6 years old, and I know it can look better...


What CPU are you running?

An i7 960

Hmmm. I'm running an i7 2600K, 16GB Ram, and a 780ti, and I am almost running the game full-tilt-boogie 45-60fps. Depending on what video card you're running, that is probably the only upgrade you'll need IMHO. Your CPU has better memory bandwidth, but requires a bit more power, but overall performance is 'just about the same'. If you can swing it, the 980ti is probably right around the corner.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: GTA V review Apr 24, 2015, 11:34 MajorD
 
nin wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 11:15:
GTA5 has pretty much sold me on buying a new computer. Mine runs it ok, but it's like 5-6 years old, and I know it can look better...


What CPU are you running?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Microsoft Health and Band Updates Bring New Cycling App Integrations, Insights and Features. Apr 24, 2015, 11:21 MajorD
 

This just became a little more attractive to me now; but it still can't give me the HUD my Edge 305 does that I need/like when cycling. Gonna have to do some more research.
 
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News Comments > Desilets' Studio Announces Ancestors : the Humankind Odyssey
1. Re: Desilets' Studio Announces Ancestors : the Humankind Odyssey Apr 23, 2015, 11:07 MajorD
 
...the first title from this studio formed by former Ubisoft designer...

I wonder if you'll have to capture posts to unlock more things/map to progress.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen
14. Re: Rockstar Social Club Accounts Stolen Apr 21, 2015, 11:27 MajorD
 
That sucks for the people whose accounts were hijacked and I hope Rock* gets it straightened out for them ASAP.

On another note, they also need to get the online MP crap worked out, so you're actually 'playing' the game more than looking at loading screens. Trying to connect with your buddies and/or crew can sometimes take longer than playing the game itself.

There is no doubt they still have a lot of things to iron out the Online/MP portion of the game to better streamline it. I've never seen/played the console version, but it almost seems like they ported that over and shot-gunned it to work on the PC side of things. /shrug

This comment was edited on Apr 21, 2015, 13:29.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Trailer
1. Re: Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Trailer Apr 20, 2015, 19:48 MajorD
 

This title is becoming more and more like CoD releases.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 20, 2015, 11:01 MajorD
 

Hey blue, fixed sentence/link for you. No static at all.


 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Steam Records
2. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Steam Records Apr 16, 2015, 11:32 MajorD
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 11:28:
Yup, PC gaming is dead.

Yup, and Microsoft is really, really, REALLY, dedicated to PC Gaming this time.
 
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News Comments > 2K Australia Closing
5. Re: 2K Australia Closing Apr 16, 2015, 11:04 MajorD
 
Midnight wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 10:53:
There were some good folk at 2k Australia, and now there are no AAA studios left in the country. This really sucks.

Yeah, that sucks. Hopefully the people that lost their jobs can create their own Indie studio and be successful.
 
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News Comments > EA Ending BF Heroes and Other F2P Games
5. Re: EA Ending BF Heroes and Other F2P Games Apr 15, 2015, 23:53 MajorD
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 23:50:
They can just about add Battlefield Hardline to the list.

http://bfhstats.com/

It's like a game that was released two years ago not last month.

Almost everyone's playing GTA V.
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V
84. Re: Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V Apr 15, 2015, 14:22 MajorD
 
Dacron wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 14:14:
Rockstar replied to my email, looks like I'm getting my car collection back

Glad to hear it (read it actually)!
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V
81. Re: Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V Apr 15, 2015, 13:25 MajorD
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 13:19:
MajorD wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 13:10:
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 12:54:
I went to rob a grocery store with a cement mixer last night. Didn't go so well.

Dude! I literally laughed out loud on that one. Too funny!
It was pretty hilarious.

I was running around doing stupid shit in the city when I got a phone call that I have to go to this grocery store.
I didn't pay much attention to the details so not sure if there were any. The game was telling me to get a car.
A cement mixer was driving down the road, I went in front of it the driver stops I yank the guy out and I remember he was saying something along the lines of "you gotta be fucking kidding me"
I drove to the store and the game tells me to point the gun at the clerk, he starts to fill the bag with cash but the cops are already on their way.
When he finally finish filling the bag I run out of the door and of course no other cars on the road except my lovely cement mixer. I hop in try to drive away from the cops, I think I ended up jumping out of the moving vehicle and swim across this river, managed to somehow get away but I was laughing my ass off.
Dumb criminals reality tv show stuff.

Now I'm literally crying from laughter, and almost choked eating some bread. Oh man, too funny. Thanks for sharing.
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V
79. Re: Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V Apr 15, 2015, 13:10 MajorD
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 12:54:
I went to rob a grocery store with a cement mixer last night. Didn't go so well.

Dude! I literally laughed out loud on that one. Too funny!
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V
78. Re: Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V Apr 15, 2015, 13:09 MajorD
 
siapnar wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 12:46:
And I feel kinda bad when I do bad things... kinda

Guilty pleasures.
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V
74. Re: Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V Apr 15, 2015, 12:27 MajorD
 
nin wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 09:48:
siapnar wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 09:44:
nin wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 08:50:
There's a camera mode you can set to high, but it's for 3rd person driving.

First person driving is very claustrophobic, and I don't use it much.
Oh my mistake, thought you said there was a camera option for in-car.

Yeah, it's pretty tight in there. I feel like like the FPS camera in general is a bit low, almost like you're 5 foot 5


People have also claimed that when you drive in first person, the car goes slower, to allow you time to react, but I never tested it.


Yeah, I tried driving in FP mode for a while, but it is hard to judge the perimeter of the vehicles; I was beating the crap out of the them backing into things, and especially side swiping other cars and objects. I switch back and for between 3P and FP in driving, but I think 3P is the way to go until I can acclimate to the FP view.

So much to do in the game, I just don't know what I am supposed to do next. What a newb I am.
 
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