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Signed On Jul 17, 2000, 22:20
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2014, 13:36 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on May 15, 2014, 11:50:
You're also ignoring that if you go to your State's university, you basically pay little to no tuition. If you go to your local community college, you pay no tuition at all. It's only when you want to go out of state, or go to a private university that, yeah, you have to pay huge amounts of money for your education. Whether that's justified or not, and whether those titles are worth the money being charged for them is not a discussion I want to go into.

I'm curious as to where you get this idea, because it's just not true. Any average person is taking out loans to go to an in-state university, and community college isn't far off the same cost anymore either. Those places aren't kept open by tax dollars alone and almost no one is getting their education on someone else's dime.

Costs of schooling.

The average tuition and fees at an in-state public college was $7,249, during the 2010-11 school year. Books and supplies cost an additional $1,194. Total costs of attendance at public four-year colleges will vary based on the student's living situation. Students living on campus pay $20,114 in total costs, on average, while those living off campus pay $21,665.

My wife just finished her bachelor's in January, and even though her workplace reimburses a hefty part of the costs it still wound up costing us about $9k out of pocket plus books, which even going lowest-cost possible still wound up around another $1k. It definitely wasn't anywhere near basically not paying anything at all.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse May 15, 2014, 13:14 PropheT
 
Beamer wrote on May 15, 2014, 11:06:
Anyway, Amazon's biggest issue, in the offices at least, is that they have their "bar," and only hire people that "raise it." This means they end up with positions open for months, interviewing dozens of candidates without any meeting "the bar," and meanwhile the ones in the job are dying because there's too few of them for the amount of work.

They do that where I work, too...and then they publicly pat themselves on the back and brag about how they're doing more with less because of their great employees. I've never worked anywhere with morale as low as it is right now despite working for two tech companies that were laying people off left and right when I was there.

It's also supposedly one of the best places to work in America, if you believe the reports, so I'm solidly convinced that you'll find miserable employees practically anywhere if that's what you go looking for.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Turns Two - Birthday Bonuses
9. Re: Diablo III Turns Two - Birthday Bonuses May 14, 2014, 23:55 PropheT
 
Fion wrote on May 14, 2014, 23:06:
D3 expansion is pretty awesome. I've never seen a game turn such a 180. Looking forward to playin this shit out of this in the next few days.

Yup, maybe I can finally find some of those class set drops for my crusader. Probably not, but it's fun to try.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse May 14, 2014, 21:40 PropheT
 
The problem is that with the examples you gave and the money needed they'll never make money on it and will probably lose it. That's a special case that won't see the same sort of effort dedicated by a community that doesn't have the investment capital to essentially throw away to do it, and that's ignoring upkeep and support costs if one of those farmers accidentally cuts a fiber line laying tile in a field or something.

No argument that ISP's can't do better than they have, but in the case of the U.S. it's going to take a real effort by the state and federal governments to invest in their own infrastructure.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Russia May 14, 2014, 16:59 PropheT
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on May 14, 2014, 14:06:
As far as playoff hockey goes, last nights Rangers game was pretty bad. It would be considered bad for a regular season game... watch the Bruins\Habs game tonight, that should be one hell of a game.

I'm a Pens fan, they kind of imploded a couple of games ago and just never picked it up again. Just disappointing to watch another year of them hitting a wall and aside from a few players all but giving up.

I live in MN, though, and you kind of have to love the Wild here. I'm actually more depressed about them losing last night, but that was a hell of a game and one of the best playoff series I've seen...both of theirs have been, their series with the Avs was great, too.

Both of my favorite teams ending their seasons on the same night made for a pretty shitty night, though :p
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse May 14, 2014, 12:14 PropheT
 
The priceless part of that article is that the most popular post under it, right at the top, is a guy being an obvious dick and trolling people. There's an article about trolling at the top, and then examples showing their work directly underneath the article.

Unless you're running a game like EVE or DayZ, people who troll like that should be banned hard and fast. It's better for your players and for the strain it puts on your support staff to keep up with them. It's why I don't touch games like EVE or Rust or DayZ, either; I deal with enough people who treat me like shit at work that I don't really need it in my free time, too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse May 12, 2014, 11:58 PropheT
 
jomisab wrote on May 12, 2014, 09:56:
And that 50% of Netflix users would start using what other service(s) instead??

50% say they would, maybe 2% actually would.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 May 11, 2014, 16:52 PropheT
 
Dirwulf wrote on May 11, 2014, 16:19:
800 games? I call bullshit. I guess it's possible, if you buy pieces of shit like Infestation. You must have a CoC...Catalog of Crap. You probably paid into Earth: Year 2066 lol.

800 games isn't that surprising. There's people that have posted here that have said they have quite a bit more than that just on Steam. Hell, I'm pushing 300 there myself and I'd be surprised if my console library didn't rival that if I include everything I've had since the 90's. 800's a lot of games but definitely not hard to believe.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 9, 2014, 23:51 PropheT
 
nin wrote on May 9, 2014, 23:18:
Rather amazing they try and play the victim, after threatening to sue someone if they didn't alter/remove a review.

I don't understand why they didn't just reply to the review and offer the facts, since it's well within their power to do that. I've seen it done by other sellers there, and it seems like a concise way to deal with a problem review for them in a way that actually shows they're trying to work with customers instead of suppressing any they don't like.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Beta Open To All
46. Re: WildStar Beta Open To All May 9, 2014, 02:18 PropheT
 
NKD wrote on May 8, 2014, 22:42:
What level did you get to?

Not high at all, but I'm not sure. It wasn't more than a handful of levels. Between the questing that seems designed for you to click through it and follow an arrow rather than actually get involved in it and struggling to do basic things with the UI I had no interest in forcing my way through in hopes that it gets better later. My problems with it aren't with lack of skills or abilities or the sorts of things that resolve as you level, it's the basic functionality and interface that I hate.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Beta Open To All
41. Re: WildStar Beta Open To All May 8, 2014, 22:03 PropheT
 
Fibrocyte wrote on May 8, 2014, 15:13:
Ahhh... typical Bluesnews. Bashing the hell out of a title even though they haven't played it or they barely played it.

This game is very satisfying to those of us who like MMOs and want a new one to play. It has similarities to WoW and it differs significantly.

I love MMO's, and play or have played most of them. After trying Wildstar again today I don't have anything positive to say about it, and I usually at least kind of like practically anything that's competent. Aside from the art and animations there really isn't anything I enjoyed about in my time I spent with it, and it still has the worst UI of any game I've played in recent memory even after they updated it.

I want to like it but really, really can't get into it at all. This game was hyped all to hell and it just sucks.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Open Beta This Week
6. Re: WildStar Open Beta This Week May 6, 2014, 21:22 PropheT
 
NKD wrote on May 6, 2014, 19:44:
The leveling curve isn't as fast as most modern MMOs, and with the focus on bringing back a "vanilla WoW" style of raiding, it'll be too hardcore for a lot of folks. Kiddies with attention deficit won't have too much fun in Wildstar, neither will the non-MMO players who insist on playing MMOs by themselves then complaining that they aren't having any fun.

Does anyone actually want that? I'd be genuinely surprised if they get actual old-school MMO raiding into the game and more than just the small poopsocking hardcore 1%'er crowd actually likes it.

As for the non-MMO players who play by themselves, eh. Whatever. I've solo played every MMO since the ones that you weren't supposed to solo, so I'd consider myself an MMO player. Just because you don't want to wait for 5 people to take a shit every time you pull a monster and then get yelled at for not pressing buttons in a specific order to the pleasure of a sweaty bastard on ventrilo doesn't mean you aren't a "real" MMO player. MMO's in general are a pretty casual market, the more you focus on the hardcore at the casual player's expense the less likely the game is going to go anywhere, or be worth playing in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black May 6, 2014, 19:03 PropheT
 
Bringing back the old cast kind of gives new meaning to when they say they've spotted walkers past the south beacon.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse May 5, 2014, 23:07 PropheT
 
Pigeon wrote on May 5, 2014, 20:52:
I'm sure he'll be here any minute to stop those packets from being dropped.... annnny minute....*crickets*.....Hello?

Sorry about that,he does this sometimes. You just need to insert more money to get him going again.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Seeks Testers
2. Re: Bethesda Seeks Testers May 5, 2014, 23:03 PropheT
 
This is unexpected, they usually just do their testing after release.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 2, 2014, 03:15 PropheT
 
This is actually kind of amusing after the article that was here a few days ago about how people should totally switch to Firefox now because it was like Chrome, only for numbers to not-so-shockingly show that Firefox users kind of preferred Firefox to begin with.  
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News Comments > Defiance Going F2P
9. Re: Defiance Going F2P May 2, 2014, 03:10 PropheT
 
I had a good time with it, there just wasn't enough to it to keep me interested. It's kind of mindless fun, but you can get a lot more depth and more frequent updates with Warframe if you like PvE and better competitive play out of about 10 other TPS games out there.

Still, free is affordable and you could do worse for a decent diversion during the dead summer gaming months.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Road Ahead
16. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Road Ahead May 1, 2014, 12:23 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on May 1, 2014, 11:22:
Wait...

A justice system—steal from and kill NPCs and deal with the consequences if you are caught

This is NOT in the game? You call it Elder Scrolls, and there is not even a rudimentary justice system?

To be fair, implementing something like that well in a style suitable for Elder Scrolls without the capability of saving and reloading previous states is far more complicated. I'm actually curious how much freedom like that the players will be comfortable with when their choices aren't a function key away from being fixed.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Apr 30, 2014, 11:46 PropheT
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 09:04:
Does anyone like the new reboot?? Spiderman2 was a pretty decent flick, but the new films give me the 'cheap-teen-drama' vibe...

Yeah, I like it. It's not perfect, but I think the only reason people are hard on it is because it came out so close to the Raimi movies that you can't help but compare them even though it's a completely different style.

Spider-man 2 was the best comic film around when it came out, but it didn't really age very well (and it's not that old).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2014, 11:42 PropheT
 
I liked Almost Human a lot, but it never seemed like they were going to let it take off anyway. It almost seemed like they were shown out of order and with so many multi-week breaks that they were actually trying to kill it or make people forget it was on.  
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