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Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
159. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 28, 2015, 14:28 Wowbagger_TIP
 
descender wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 13:06:
No, it's not pointless at all. People seem to be pretending that only Republican politicians are corrupt corporate shills, and that's simply not true.

It was just a single post among 150 others. You guys are turning it into an argument for no reason. You have also contributed 2 complaints about other posters to this thread, and nothing involving the discussion going on... so who's making pointless posts?
I think both of my posts had very clear points. I'm not here to repeat what others have already said. I don't see anyone saying that only Republican politicians are corrupt corporate shills, so that's just a straw man you've constructed for your own purposes. The argument absolutely was pointless, since it's only useful against that straw man.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
157. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 28, 2015, 12:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
descender wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 10:49:
Well, I didn't say that either, the other guy did... and he wasn't wrong. The straw man is strong with this one. So... back in the deep in with you!

Pretty sure he's just making an obvious statement that they are all corrupt, and pretending that one party takes more money than the other just makes you look extremely naive. If you need to pretend that he meant "don't vote it's a waste of time" just so that you can argue against it, then you need to take a step back. No one but you is making that arguement.

Obviously you should simply vote for who you feel is the "least corrupt" person... but you clearly feel too strongly about this to speak on it rationally.

So it was pretty much a pointless, useless argument that ends up with us doing exactly what most people already do, vote for the least corrupt guy? Glad you could clarify that.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
93. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 01:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Zanthar wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 21:02:
Yeah, that was all Al Gore wasn't it? Read a book about how the internet was started some day. I've been on the Internet since I had to pay delphi $3/hr for 2400 baud access. I can assure you that the government had nothing to do with it's birth, and has only put up roadblocks in it's way ever since.

Zanthar wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 00:38:
The basic framework for the Internet was created by government funded programs, but it was all the open source contributions from students and entrepreneurs that brought it from a shitty UNIX shell command prompt and 2400 baud dial up to what it is today. Not the government.

Funny how you've gone from your earlier statement to this now. One wonders exactly how far you plan to carry those goalposts. One might even think you don't really know what you're talking about on this subject, and probably not on the others you've commented on either.

Edit: messed up quotes
This comment was edited on Feb 27, 2015, 01:37.
 
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News Comments > SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week
38. Re: SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week Feb 24, 2015, 23:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 20:09:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:58:
That, and I've never been able to get my wireless 360 controller to work with my pc. Gave up on that and just started using a wired XBone controller.

This is the first time I've ever heard of someone having that problem. If you have the official base then it just does it automatically. If you're using a knockoff chinese one then you just go to Microsoft Gaming Devices or whatever the driver tab is called and select Wireless Controller for Windows. Then hit the sync buttons on both of them.

Yeah, mine's a knockoff. I tried everything I could think of or find online to fix it. No go. I think maybe it's just defective.
 
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News Comments > SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week
36. Re: SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week Feb 24, 2015, 12:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 08:39:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 20:09:
The mention of Steam machines reminded me that I was looking for the current best way to stream games from a PC in another room to the TV in the living room. I'm thinking mainly of console-ish games like Rogue Legacy, Monaco, SpeedRunners, etc., that we can play with a controller. I've been looking at Razer Forge TV as a potential solution, but not sure what else might work. Just needs to support wireless controllers and be low-latency enough to play action platformer type games where timing is important. Anyone know of any good solutions?

I simply ran a $30 50' HDMI cable from my PC upstairs down to the living room TV. I then ran a USB cable to the living room as well but I need 2 cheap $10 USB hubs in the middle to keep the signal alive. The only reason I ran the USB was for mouse and keyboard. The wireless 360 controller worked even with the controller plugged into the PC upstairs. I just set my 1080P monitor and TV to duplicate.

It worked very nicely.

As far as streaming games with something like splashtop, don't bother. It's terrible. I wasted a lot of time on that.

Not sure if that would work for me, given the layout of our house. The cabling would be pretty tough I think. That, and I've never been able to get my wireless 360 controller to work with my pc. Gave up on that and just started using a wired XBone controller.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor DLC Released
2. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor DLC Released Feb 24, 2015, 12:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I really need to get a new vid card to replace my lemon r9 280x. I haven't even finished the main game yet, and I would love to get back into it. I just need to figure out what card to get though.  
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News Comments > SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week
10. Re: SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week Feb 23, 2015, 20:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 19:15:
Redmask wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 18:52:
Awesome, more stuff I will see once and probably never again.

Oh, you'll see it. Might just take a while though. Remember, everyone there works on "Valve time."

Honestly, I'm glad there's competition, and that Gabe is using his money for innovation rather than just hookers n blo. Some of these initiatives will probably fail, or may have already (Steam machines?). But I think that controller concept has promised, and I'll be glad if the OR isn't the only choice in VR hardware.

The mention of Steam machines reminded me that I was looking for the current best way to stream games from a PC in another room to the TV in the living room. I'm thinking mainly of console-ish games like Rogue Legacy, Monaco, SpeedRunners, etc., that we can play with a controller. I've been looking at Razer Forge TV as a potential solution, but not sure what else might work. Just needs to support wireless controllers and be low-latency enough to play action platformer type games where timing is important. Anyone know of any good solutions?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Feb 22, 2015, 14:20 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 13:31:
Bullied by office jerks? Well tell them that the Jerk Store called and it's running out of them! Wry

But seriously, if you're good at what you do you don't get bullied. You're far too valuable to the organization for that to happen. Either these people aren't that good at what they do or they really don't understand their worth.
People who get bullied, probably throughout their lives, don't understand their worth? Who woulda thunk it?!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 15, 2015, 18:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Pineapple Ferguson wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 13:42:
Woohoo! I have high hopes for this game and am glad I backed it.

Same here. Really looking forward to the new magic and matrix gameplay. Should be a great game! Hope they keep producing more campaigns and improving the underlying game with each.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises
17. Re: Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises Feb 11, 2015, 00:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Seems like just another case of fools and their money. Seriously, this is Molyneux. WTF are people thinking giving him money?  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
15. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 9, 2015, 22:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Axis wrote on Feb 8, 2015, 12:52:
Cutter wrote on Feb 7, 2015, 21:49:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 7, 2015, 21:18:

Not true at all. They vote quite in opposition to each other most of the time. The Dems are no saints, but they come down on the side of the "people" more often than the Repigs.

Democrats take fish from one and give it to another, and try to put laws in place that allow fish "distribution". Republicans show all people how to fish and put laws in place that make people responsible for their own actions.


Rolleyes

You can't possibly believe that, right? Republicans talk about smaller government and responsibility, but what they actually push for is nothing even close to that. Do a little research on size of government under previous administrations. Then maybe you can also explain how Republicans plan to hold any corporation responsible for anything once they've gutted the government agencies that might have the ability to do so, and passed all the laws they want to hobble trial attorneys, whom they've long demonized. You're delusional if you buy anything they're saying.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2015, 09:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
That GTA V blooper live mod is pretty good  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Feb 5, 2015, 12:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 23:32:
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 23:03:
Fell into a coma from an allergic reaction from a simple medical procedure? Wow! I'm curious what it was. Obviously it wasn't so simple. That's too bad, I quite enjoyed RvB when it first came out.


Probably a reaction to the anesthesia.

Don't they have some way to test for that before putting you under?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 5, 2015, 11:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 11:15:
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This is why the ad blocker stays up regardless of the site, regardless of how guilty they make me feel.

Ditto. I try to support Blue when I shop at Amazon, when I remember, but Adblock is never going to be disabled. Ever. I've even suggested that he offer a small yearly sub fee that I would happily pay if that meant he received revenue to keep the site running.

I've been using the Amazon link from Blue's for purchases lately. I just have no idea whether it's actually doing anything or not. What if I have some items in my cart already? Would be nice to have some indication when finalizing the purchase that the referral is noted.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Feb 5, 2015, 00:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Watched people playing this game at PAX South. Looked like a lot of fun. Even my wife was interested Think I'll pick this up.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 4, 2015, 01:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
PropheT wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 01:14:
Sepharo wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 00:39:
Posts like these would make sense if there wasn't two separate tournaments.

Well, I wasn't kidding about not knowing much about it...I figured "all feminine tournament" meant the tournament was only using female characters. I really don't follow e-sports at all.

On the other hand, I'm not sure it changes anything... I guess it didn't occur to me that they would separate the field between male and female participants for e-sports when there's no real difference to give an advantage to justify it.

Yeah, I didn't read the article either, and had the same problem. Why are they having separate gender-based tournaments to begin with?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 3, 2015, 23:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
We are talking about "e-sports" here. Does anyone really have an unfair advantage?  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 31, 2015, 14:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 13:11:
xHamster blows anyway.
So xHamster is basically Flash porn clips with shitty quality and malware to boot? Why would anyone go there? Seems like even torrent sites would be a much better option.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox
9. Re: Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox Jan 30, 2015, 20:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 19:44:
qsto wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 19:31:
harlock wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 19:19:
Gadzooks wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 19:15:
Yup... and as for Jack.. the script + the voice actor = Best video game villian for the past 15 years. At least imo.

lolwut
Yeah lol, I could just throw Vaas Montenegro off the top of my head without even trying, Bob Page if I just try a little... Alduin, GLaDOS, maybe?! Sheez!

1) It's an opinion, and it's subjective

2) Bob Page wasn't memorable at all. I played that game 4 times and still didn't know who he was and had to look up the name

3) Vaas was ok, but nowhere near as entertaining or memorable to me

4) GLaDOS is definitely a strong nominee, but I still give it to Handsome Jack

Agree completely. I didn't remember Bob either, even though I played through the game many times. I liked Vaas, but he wasn't nearly as entertaining as Jack. GLaDOS was a close second I think
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2015, 13:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I wonder if this issue will precipitate a price drop on 970s. I'd been considering one to replace my current lemon r9 280x which has bad artifacting problems.  
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