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Signed On Apr 10, 2012, 20:31
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News Comments > Steam Security Hole Closed
20. Re: Steam Security Hole Closed Jul 27, 2015, 14:07 Eirikrautha
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 13:29:
Creston wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 12:40:
The thought of a Steam glory hole just makes me shudder...

Picture it, if you will:

A naked Gaben squatting in a steamy little 3x3 cubicle, a hole cut in to the wall. Sweat rolls down his quivering jowls to drip on to his flabby man-boobs resting atop the swell of his greasy and sweat-sheened belly.

A cock pushes through the hole and, in an instant, Gaben has his faced mashed against the wall as hard as he can, gurgling and choking while his head bounces back and forth.

On the other side, Gordan Freeman leans against the wall, a big shit eating grin on his face. Just before he finishes, he whispers "Let me give you the seed of inspiration for Half-Life 3" and then flat out bricks in Gaben's mouth.


Those vivid visuals speak to me... And say "Get help now!"
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen "Feature Creep" and More
76. Re: On Star Citizen Jul 21, 2015, 23:11 Eirikrautha
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 16:55:
BobBob wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 15:39:
10 to 20 years from now video games hyped today will be found at a thrift shop or downloadable from an online retro-archive. Meanwhile, other companies are working on exploring real outer space in order for humanity to colonize Mars and beyond. The consequences of which will likely alter human evolution. You can put your time, energy, and money debating over and playing a virtual game or educating yourself and getting involved in STEM. "Spent X amount of hours playing a virtual space pilot", will neither have a positive impact on a resume nor will it impress a potential investor.

When we were kids, Star Trek inspired countless thousands to study STEM topics, especially astronomy, physics, aerospace engineering and the like. Star Wars inspired thousands of people to join the entertainment industries, inspiring directors, novelists, graphic artists and many other professions. Back then we had movies and TV, today we have video games. Elite is our Star Trek, Star Citizen our Star Wars, and Chris Roberts our George Lucas.


George Lucas. As in "the George Lucas who cashed in on a confluence of special effects, great casting, once in a generation influences, and cultural zeitgeist, only to crash and burn horribly when he tried to build upon his earlier success, making some of the worst schlock ever filmed due to his ego and departure from the checks which help reign him in during his successes"? That George Lucas?

OK. Fair enough. That's a workable analogy.
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds
30. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 14, 2015, 21:40 Eirikrautha
 
Shawshank wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 20:55:
Not that I am a fan of RSI/CIG but do yourself a favour and Google Derek Smart.

You'd change your mind afterwards.

I'll just leave THESE right HERE.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jul 14, 2015, 21:33 Eirikrautha
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 20:06:
God is telling us we should love Pluto and restore its planetary status.

Actually, they are. NASA has hinted that the newest measurements from the fly-by will push Pluto over the mass limit, and its spherical geometry may do so as well.

Really, the issue is that 240-odd people (at a conference that had 10,000 attending) decided, after the majority of the other folks had left the conference, to de-list Pluto for whatever reason. There was never a large sentiment in the astronomical community to de-list Pluto in the first place. And the fact that the new "rules" for planets are just as fraught with issues as the old ones (there's some argument that, if the Earth was situated in the asteroid belt or even in the Kupier Belt, it wouldn't be able to "clear its orbit" [one of the new requirements for planetary status] either...), has left many astronomers ignoring the de-listing. In many ways, NASA, et al., are just owning up to the fact that the scientific community never was on board with the de-listing in the first place...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
90. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 14, 2015, 21:16 Eirikrautha
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 18:30:
Eirikrautha wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 17:57:
They "reserve the right to refuse service"? In America? Hehehe, there's a bakery in Oregon that can help them understand how well that'll work.

As a matter of fact, that would be the most awesome development in this whole saga!!! Imagine Derek Smart suing CRI for discrimination, because they've refused to serve a black man! Talk about epic drama! God, please make this happen!!!! Rolleyes2 Rolleyes2

The Oregon bakery was not fined for refusing service, but for causing emotional distress. The bakers continued to deride the gay couple in public, and published their address resulting in death threats against them. While claiming to be persecuted, they were actually the persecutors.

As for Derek, I really am not sure a lawsuit would get him very far.

Wrong. Read the actual Order itself. The damages were given based on the emotional distress of being denied the service (it says so in the actual order). The "Rawstory" interpretation has been debunked by such right-wing fanatics as the Washington Post and the Huffington Post.

But I guess the other narrative is more palatable, so we'll believe it with very little support... Wow, sounds a lot like Star Citizen White Knighting, come to think of it...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
62. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 14, 2015, 17:57 Eirikrautha
 
LurkerLito wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 16:37:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 16:26:
In case someone from CIG sees this thread they can see what a swell guy I am.

HI CIG! MAY I HAVE MY REFUND?!

I think this should answer your question.
From forums.robertsspaceindustries.com
Hey guys!

I believe I can clarify this. We refunded Mr. Smart’s package because he was using Star Citizen as a platform to gain attention as part of a campaign to promote his ‘Line of Defense’ space game. Our ToS (or in this case, the Kickstarter ToS) allows us to refund troubled users who we would rather not have interacting with the community. The process lets us entirely disable their accounts, preventing them from playing the finished game. Think of it as the video game equivalent of a ‘we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone’ sign in a restaurant. We’ve used this ability a limited number of times in the past, always with the aim of improving the community (until today, the most famous example being our old friend jcrg99/Manzes/PonyMillar/he of many other alts.)

I do now want to stress that that is not to say you can get your money back by simply being as obnoxious as possible; we’re also able to ban accounts from the forums without requiring a refund. But sometimes we take a look at a user and decide that they’re so toxic or their intentions are so sinister that we simply don’t want them associated with Star Citizen.

As for refund requests working the other way: per the ToS, we’re not required to offer them. We do try and work with backers who are facing hardships, but the hard truth is that the money is by necessity being spent to develop a game rather than sitting unused somewhere (that being the significant difference with Steam; those refunds are taken out of their games’ profits rather than their development budgets.)

They "reserve the right to refuse service"? In America? Hehehe, there's a bakery in Oregon that can help them understand how well that'll work.

As a matter of fact, that would be the most awesome development in this whole saga!!! Imagine Derek Smart suing CRI for discrimination, because they've refused to serve a black man! Talk about epic drama! God, please make this happen!!!! Rolleyes2 Rolleyes2
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Trailer
1. Re: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Trailer Jul 11, 2015, 11:14 Eirikrautha
 
How the mighty have fallen. Rainbow Six now sports dart-fired "health packs" and also body armor "packs" distributed from players. And French forces that move towards danger, rather than away from it! They might as well include elves...  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 11, 2015, 11:03 Eirikrautha
 
NKD wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 23:34:
With any luck the new guy (being one of the original founders) will make some improvements to the site that people have been asking for.
Not a chance. Pao was the meatshield, hired to make the changes necessary to monetize Reddit and absorb the hate from the hoi polloi over those changes. Now, Reddit will can her, bask in the praise for "listening", change nothing she did (and even expand on it), and roll in the new green they rake in.

Ironic that this beacon of feminism (which usually means you are a talentless disaster whose only "qualifications" for your job are a big mouth and a vagina) got completely used by Reddit. One would think a feminist icon would be a bit more... saavy?
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm - False Positive Bans?
13. Re: Heroes of the Storm - False Positive Bans? Jul 11, 2015, 10:49 Eirikrautha
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 18:51:
Blizzard turned me into a newt!
I got better (especially after I stopped playing MOBAs)...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2015, 16:59 Eirikrautha
 
Personally, I feel sorry for Chris Roberts.

I mean, when you are on the opposite side of an issue from Derek Smart (!) and HE'S (Derek) the one making sense, you are completely and totally fucked. Irredeemably.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jun 18, 2015, 09:55 Eirikrautha
 
See, there's a different audience for different parts of this "show." As an attendee or journalist covering the show, you might be bored by the presentation or disappointed in the depth of the reveals. But the 99% of the gamers out there aren't going to watch a full rebroadcast of the whole E3 dog-and-pony-show. We're going to click on the highlights videos and read a brief synopsis of what happened. So yeah, it might suck to sit through the whole boring thing as a games reporter just for a few tid-bits. Then switch careers. Because, as a gamer, I don't care how bored you are or how little was revealed for compared to the time spent revealing it. That's why I click on your article. So I can get the wheat without plowing through the chaff. You aren't the audience... I am (so long as you hope to make a living as a "filter" for gaming news). So quit whining.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Re:Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to Star in 'Big Trouble in Little China' Remake. Jun 2, 2015, 18:37 Eirikrautha
 
Executive #1: I've got it!! We'll remake a cult classic whose appeal rests almost totally on the cast's ability to play a terrible, cheesy script as if it is completely serious. We'll re-script it, re-cast, and modernize the film until it is unrecognizable...

Executive #2: ...and rule the universe from beyond the grave?

Executive #1: Indeed!!!

Executive #2: ... Or check into a psycho-ward, whichever comes first...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 30, 2015, 14:42 Eirikrautha
 
Because government involvement always makes everything better... rather than being used as the ultimate stick with which to bash whoever you don't like disagreeing with you...  
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. May 17, 2015, 21:56 Eirikrautha
 
Squirmer wrote on May 17, 2015, 19:17:
BicycleRepairMan is right, it means 12% of all reports received by WAM were related to GamerGate, which is actually really huge and this GamerGate blogger is trying to spin the numbers some other way.

NKD wrote on May 17, 2015, 18:35:
I don't think you read through it correctly. Refer to this image.

Only 65 of the 9844 accounts on the blocklist were reported for harassment. Thats less than 1%.
Irrelevant. WAM collected reports of harassment over a 20-day period, it didn't specifically investigate all of those accounts. You can't make a claim that less than 1% of accounts engaged in harassment, because that's not what this WAM report looked at.

Would be nice if Blue linked to the actual report instead of a biased interpretation of it.

Statistic #1: 538 Twitter accounts have been reported for harassment.

Statistic #2: 9844 twitter accounts are on the ggautoblocker list for being associated (even tangentially) with GamerGate.

Statistic #3: 65 of the 538 Twitter accounts reported for harassment are on the ggautoblocker list.

Statistic #4: 0.66% of the twitter accounts on the ggautoblocker list have been reported for harassment, meaning that over 99% have not harassed anyone on twitter.

Statistic #5: There is a better than 99% chance that you are an innumeric, social justice whiner with an agenda who is butt-hurt over the fact that people won't just "listen and believe" your fantasies about those who disagree with you.

That is all.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2015, 05:56 Eirikrautha
 
Squirmer wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 04:11:
Maybe if GG weren't hurling torrents of abuse at people there wouldn't be a need for an automated blocklist just a thought.
Two inaccuracies in your post:

First, "hurling torrents of abuse at people" should be "daring to disagree with me."

Second, "just a thought" should be "repeating baseless accusations I've read on the Internet so that I don't have to think.... and can continue to tell myself what a good person I am because I slavishly follow the hive mind."

You're welcome.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
12. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 26, 2015, 13:03 Eirikrautha
 
harlock wrote on Apr 26, 2015, 09:37:
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 26, 2015, 09:25:
Read the article, people.

The claim:
"Apple said that as of 2014 all of its U.S. data centers, corporate offices and more than 450 Apple Retail Stores around the world are running on renewables."

Later in the same article:
"Apple's corporate offices, data centers and retail stores represent only 1 percent of the company's carbon footprint, while manufacturing in the U.S. and abroad makes up the lion's share."

So, there are lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Then add this:
"Over the past three years, Apple has reduced its facility emissions and those created by purchased electricity by 48 percent, 'even while our overall energy consumption greatly increased.'"

So Apple is buying power from other sources, and in the U.S. you don't get to "choose" what power sources you get to buy from. It all goes down the same lines. Buying from SoCalEd, CPL, or anyone else means you are buying the majority from coal power (even were you to stipulate that your power should be wind or solar, the energy companies can't do that... you get the same power down the line as anyone else).

So, yep, total PR BS...

SOURCE PLEASE

Not sure if serious...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 26, 2015, 09:25 Eirikrautha
 
Read the article, people.

The claim:
"Apple said that as of 2014 all of its U.S. data centers, corporate offices and more than 450 Apple Retail Stores around the world are running on renewables."

Later in the same article:
"Apple's corporate offices, data centers and retail stores represent only 1 percent of the company's carbon footprint, while manufacturing in the U.S. and abroad makes up the lion's share."

So, there are lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Then add this:
"Over the past three years, Apple has reduced its facility emissions and those created by purchased electricity by 48 percent, 'even while our overall energy consumption greatly increased.'"

So Apple is buying power from other sources, and in the U.S. you don't get to "choose" what power sources you get to buy from. It all goes down the same lines. Buying from SoCalEd, CPL, or anyone else means you are buying the majority from coal power (even were you to stipulate that your power should be wind or solar, the energy companies can't do that... you get the same power down the line as anyone else).

So, yep, total PR BS...
 
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News Comments > Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today
6. Re: Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today Apr 6, 2015, 16:38 Eirikrautha
 
<cue Michael Palin Announcer Voice> "And there was much... ambivalence..."  
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow Preorders
2. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow Preorders Apr 3, 2015, 13:53 Eirikrautha
 
Task wrote on Apr 3, 2015, 09:59:
It's really just an addon to the other on, basically how the old IL-2 releases went with a new release and more planes and new maps. I probably won't get this right away, Stalingrad is still fresh and interesting enough (there some some really good, custom historical campaigns as well). I imagine in at least 5 years there will be more addons, like North Africa, Finland, Europe, Pacific etc. into one big release like the old days.
Did they ever fix the quality control and performance issues? I used to love me some Il2, but the launch of the last one was such a cluster f@&$ that I never bought it. How's it play now?
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Mar 30, 2015, 20:35 Eirikrautha
 
Says the rich, hypocritical fuck who made his money via capitalism, but is now of the opinion that (since he's well off now) no one else needs the same opportunity to get rich he had. Hopefully the irony will pass through his brain right before the bullet from socialist/communist mofos who would be more than happy to put his bourgeoisie ass up against the wall first.

Oh, and a little quibble. What he is describing is not a feature of "capitalism." It is in fact a product of neo-mercantilism and corporatism. The fact that government has been used by conglomerates to choke out smaller businesses means that only the huge returns that figure on a mega-corporation's balance sheet are considered "worthwhile" for a company to pursue. Scratch an economic "progressive" (especially a rich one) and you'll find just another asshole looking to use the power of government to pick the economic winners (which, strangely, always happens to be whatever they are invested in).

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who resent the wealth of others and want to drag them down, and those who want to drag themselves up to the wealth status that makes them comfortable. The first group are inherent losers, pretty much by definition. The second group resents the hell out of those folks who, having made their wealth, want to throw road-blocks in front of everyone else to prevent others from accomplishing what they did...
 
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