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News Comments > Rocket League Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Announced
5. Re: Rocket League Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Announced Sep 18, 2015, 20:01 jacobvandy
 
These guys did create the vehicles for UT2k4, so that mod wouldn't exist without their work to build on in the first place. :p  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2015, 03:16 jacobvandy
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 02:38:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 17, 2015, 20:02:
BobBob wrote on Sep 17, 2015, 19:06:
Great discussion everyone! This forum is a nice relief from my normal, day to day, encounters with human stupidity. Based on what everyone is saying, it makes me wonder if I should eat meat, or at least poultry, as part of a more balanced approach, instead of going to an extreme. Thumbsup

As long as you're eating dairy regularly and have a well-balanced diet otherwise, you should be fine without resorting to meat. You'll get plenty or B-12. It's really the vegans that have to be careful.

What about protein?

Whole grain (or better yet multi-grain) breads and pastas, milk, yogurt, nuts and beans, sunflower seeds on your salad... I eat meat every day, but it is super easy to get a lot of protein even without it. With a hearty bread, you can get like 25-30g protein just from a peanut butter sandwich and glass of milk. Which is a light breakfast or a snack to me.
 
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News Comments > UE4 Infiltrator Demo
5. Re: UE4 Infiltrator Demo Sep 17, 2015, 22:39 jacobvandy
 
Sempai wrote on Sep 17, 2015, 22:33:
Do you know what would be nice? The actual hardware list this is running on. How bout frame rates? Resolution? What exactly is enabled? How about any numbers/data whatsoever?..

Oh that's right, we're all dummies out here on the internet..

Hey! Super shiny, glittery, awesome video, guys! THX! Derp.. Dunce

The video was two years ago, now they've released the code so that anyone can run it... Try it for yourself and answer all your own questions.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 17, 2015, 22:33 jacobvandy
 
It may not even originate there, but areas of high population density like that would make it blow up, yeah. Hooray for oceans!  
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News Comments > DARK SOULS III in April
8. Re: DARK SOULS III in April Sep 17, 2015, 16:42 jacobvandy
 
It's an action RPG, you play it because you like the combat. A really good atmosphere with hints of lore that build this image of the world you're in is WAY better than a having a shitty soap opera crowbarred in, IMO.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront to Feature Speeder Races
10. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront to Feature Speeder Races Sep 16, 2015, 23:26 jacobvandy
 
Guys, GUYS, speeder bike racing is not podracing. Come on, now.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2015, 16:36 jacobvandy
 
There is no one size fits all cure for cancer, cancers themselves are not discrete conditions that always present the same way even in the same tissues. All the links here do is offer information on treatments that have shown promise outside of the "nuke it from orbit" mainstream philosophy of radiation and caustic chemicals that hasn't been improved upon for nearly a fuckin' century. Why is that, though?

I don't blame you for attacking the messenger(s) because you refuse to even attempt to comprehend the implications of the message. It's a lot to take in, to open your mind and re-consider what you have thus far taken for granted and believed to be simple truths. Shaking the foundation of your world view is harder to endure the older you are, especially when it turns out there's not much you can do about it once you finally do see the forest for the trees... Ignorance is bliss, might as well hold on to it while you can.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2015, 15:45 jacobvandy
 
You really don't get it if you think the wealthiest people in the world care more about family than they do acquiring even more wealth.

That level of greed in itself is a product of mental illness, they simply don't think the same way as us peons do. As long as they get one heir out of a litter of brainwashed groomed offspring, I doubt they give a single fuck if the rest of them live or die.

Mind you, this isn't every person who works in pharmaceuticals... Just the ones with the real power. There are people out there are who are trying to find actual cures, but as soon as they get on to something they are SQUASHED. This one guy has been successfully treating cancer with alternative treatments for decades, and is repeatedly being fucked with by the federal government despite having done nothing illegal or unethical: http://www.burzynskiclinic.com/
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Brazil’s Cancer Curse. Sep 16, 2015, 14:53 jacobvandy
 
descender wrote on Sep 16, 2015, 14:09:
Finding a highly effective therapy would guarantee huge worldwide sales.

And what if Chemotherapy is that "cure" for them? There would be little motivation to find another more effective cure that would result in less follow-up care and less profits wouldn't there? The AMA/FDA/BigPharma etc suppress new medical information and treatments that they don't fully control religiously, why would cancer treatments be any different?

There are lots of new exciting things in the world of curing cancer... but I highly doubt (see what I did there) that THC oils are one of them. I do fully believe in medical applications of THC but this seems like a bit of a stretch. If anyone missed it the VICE special from March on fighting cancer with viruses, it was really good. http://killingcancer.vice.com I don't think the entire episode is up there but it's worth finding.

You're spot on about them being anything BUT interested in a quick and easy cure for cancer. Only a complete idiot could believe big pharma is truly interested in making the world a better place... A sure-fire cure and/or vaccine would definitely sell like hotcakes, but only ONE TIME per person. They'd rather peddle you bullshit that doesn't work for the rest of your godforsaken life. They're already making so much money that way, and they're saving so much more by not doing any more research, so what reason do they have to come up with a better way? Why come up with a way to cure mental illness when they can put you on 1-17 prescription medications that you need to take regularly, for the rest. of. your. life?

As for marijuana curing cancer, that's actually a bit of a misconception. It's not the THC that is used in medicinal applications for the most part, in fact the cannabinoid treatments being used to fight disease and even cancer won't get you high at all. It's not the same oil you would take and use to make brownies for a party with your friends, lol. Just as there are a million different strains being bred for various affects on the high, there are many plants being bred to accentuate other chemical components that actually have shown promise in treating ailments. How convenient that those independent researchers and doctors are unable to patent their discoveries because the base material is still illegal on a federal level... =/
 
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News Comments > Amnesia Free on Steam
15. Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 15, 2015, 20:31 jacobvandy
 
C&C Red Alert 2 + Yuri's Revenge is also free on Origin today.  
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News Comments > Need for Speed: No Paid DLC or Microtransactions
10. Re: Need for Speed: No Paid DLC or Microtransactions Sep 15, 2015, 14:37 jacobvandy
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 13:43:
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 13:00:
THIS. Why would you applaud bullshit marketing double-speak?

I did use the face. I'm not applauding their bullshit marketing double-speak. That's simply my impression of the reaction from EA's Marketing team and/or diehard EA's fans.

Sorry, I quoted you to +1, but that was a more general 'you' replying to the guy who did call for applause.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2015, 14:33 jacobvandy
 
BobBob wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 12:36:
San Fran?!? Ah, the language of the non-local or 'never been there'. Don't get me started on 'Frisco'.

Sorry pal, the non-local and 'never been there' outnumber you by a pretty wide margin, which means they decide the common vernacular. Which sort of snob are you, do you call it [City By] The Bay as if there aren't a thousand bays in the world, or just The City, like you're holding on to the glory days of the 1800s? Or maybe something else so inside, that only people in your zip code get it?
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed: No Paid DLC or Microtransactions
7. Re: Need for Speed: No Paid DLC or Microtransactions Sep 15, 2015, 13:00 jacobvandy
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 12:40:
Q) Will there be paid DLC?
A) We plan to release a series of free content updates for Need for Speed. We currently have no plans for any paid DLC.

Q) Will there be micro transactions?
A) There will be no micro transactions.

"So you're telling me there's a chance."

THIS. Why would you applaud bullshit marketing double-speak? They're trying to get good PR now, and if it turns into better sales, the door is still open for paid DLC later...
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Not Specced Yet
11. Re: Fallout 4 Not Specced Yet Sep 15, 2015, 03:29 jacobvandy
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 02:01:
Meh. More trolling for hype. The specs have to be 'ultra secret' shhh! It's not like this game is going to break any graphics benchmarks or win any beauty rewards....

Who's doing the trolling here? A PR manager interacting with fans on social media, or the gaming sites making news stories out of every errant sentence? I saw another similar waste of a headline earlier today, about him saying the following, like it's some grand revelation: "I think letting folks know our thoughts on [DLC] and how it fits into our post-launch plans is a good approach"

No shit? This changes everything! Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 20:34 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 19:42:
Cutter wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 11:19:
The future of food is vegetarianism.

And in that future you will have imitation hamburger meat that is made from plant proteins... Go nuts!

Er, had those for a few decades now.

I'm not talking about your granddad's cardboard veggie patties: http://i.imgur.com/LcbCImi.jpg
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 19:05 jacobvandy
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 17:29:
Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace Donald Trump as Celebrity Apprentice host

Ironic that Donald Trump lost his job to an immigrant.

Not really... Trump is against illegal immigration, as any rational American should be. Ahnold is one of the ~80% of foreign-born residents that have gone through the proper channels to become a documented, naturalized citizen.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 14:13 jacobvandy
 
I wonder, would vegans have some excuse about not wanting to eat lab-grown meat, either, or could that be a whole new market? I think they could make a profit off of that £15 per kilo ($10.51 per lb.) concoction right now if they properly marketed it as cruelty-free, guilt-free, whatever-free meat.


Cutter wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 11:19:
The future of food is vegetarianism.

And in that future you will have imitation hamburger meat that is made from plant proteins... Go nuts!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2015, 06:58 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2015, 17:59:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 12, 2015, 15:06:
I love all these new space movies, it's starting to become sort of a popular genre. Which is good.
The world is too focused on stupid shit and we need popular culture to get back into the space race mentality of funding space exploration.


Focused on bullshit like:
Everything on the television network: TLC
Everything religion orientated


And how is space exploration going to help us with the myriad problems we have on this planet right now? If it's privately funded, cool beams, but we've got a metric shit ton of more important stuff to be spending tax dollars on first.

Mainly, if we can find somewhere else to live on and/or extract resources from, we don't have to worry so much about destroying Earth.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Indie Piñatas
6. Re: GOG.com Indie Piñatas Sep 12, 2015, 15:26 jacobvandy
 
Wow... As I suspected, several of the titles coming out of these piñatas have actually been on sale for cheaper than $3 in the past. I don't see anything that could legitimately be called a $45 value, either. From the GOG forums:

1954 Alkatraz
Aarklash: Legacy
Blackwell Bundle
Dreamfall Chapters - Season Pass
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Eador Masters of the Broken World
FTL
Gods Will Be Watching Special Edition
Guacamelee
Halfway
Jazzpunk.
Legend of Grimrock
Lumino City
Machinarium Collector's Edition
Outlast
Randal's Monday
Republique (Standard Edition)
Shadow Warrior 2013
Shadowrun Returns
Shelter
Spelunky
Terraria
The Book Of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles
The Last Federation
Volgarr the Viking
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Indie Piñatas
5. Re: Doh, ended up with games I already owned! Sep 12, 2015, 14:32 jacobvandy
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Sep 12, 2015, 14:16:
I bought 3 Pinatas...and ended up with 3 games I already owned on Steam.

Well, crap. That backfired.


Edit: Although, for the record, I got $30 worth of games for $9. So that's something at least.

The question is, are they games that could have otherwise been discounted by 70% anyway, like other stuff in the normal sale? Are these brand new $10 games you got for $3 each?

If not, it's pretty fuckin' dumb. I really hope this doesn't become a thing, as you're basically buying games on sale that not only will you probably not end up playing, but YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY ARE!
 
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