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Nickname TheLeech
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Signed On Apr 17, 2001, 14:05
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2014, 19:35 TheLeech
 
Julio wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 17:54:
Verno wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 13:30:
There are no known Ebola cases in the U.S.

Hopefully this will finally put an end to discussions about unnecessary and economically damaging mass quarantines. The media fear mongering of this whole situation was absurd.

I question how they define "known". I suspect "known" = "what the government is willing to admit". At my local emergency room, the hospital employees are wearing tons of hazmat type gear. As if that would make a difference.

They totally have hundreds, if not thousands, of ebola-ridden people hidden away. They're just waiting to release them at the most opportune moment. Wake up sheeple!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
57. Re: tougher Internet regulation. Nov 11, 2014, 10:07 TheLeech
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:45:
Verno wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:39:
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:59:
Baby Boomers sat around on their computers all day playing video games and bitching?

No, Boomers sit around all day burning through their inheritance and consuming on a ridiculous scale with a scorched earth policy for everyone else

Well I guess I should hurry and tell my father how privileged he was when he was drafted into the Vietnam War. He is a spoiled consumer after all and owes me big time, right? I'd lecture my uncle but he died of cancer he contracted from being exposed to Agent Orange. So spoiled.

Your anecdotes have swayed me! You are correct!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
51. Re: tougher Internet regulation. Nov 11, 2014, 08:49 TheLeech
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:18:
InBlack wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 06:38:
beremot wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 04:18:
LittleMe wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 03:06:
Banks were never fully de-regulated or 'free market' they just sloppily removed critical parts of regulation because they finance industry has far too much influence of our government. The house of cards that all regulations are, crumbled quickly. Instead of taking it as an example that regulations can be dangerous, many people seemed to take it as the opposite.

We haven't had free market monies or finance here in a very long time.

It's so funny that you can make statements like this while decrying "socialism" because your essential argument--"The free market never really failed because it wasn't really a free market!"--is the EXACT SAME argument a diehard Leninist would make for the failure of communism! "Communism never really failed because there never really was a true communist state!"

Oh, the irony ...


Except its not the same. Not that Im giving creedence to LittleMe's theory or anything, Im just saying that for all intents and purposes the free-market is pretty much what we have right now and it hasnt really failed. It's working out great for the 1%!
As far as Communism is concerned its doing pretty well for itself in China.

It also created you, the most spoiled generation in all of human history.

InBlack is a white Baby Boomer?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 10, 2014, 23:24 TheLeech
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 23:04:
Pardon me if I refuse to take tips on how to manage the internet either from a politician with limited experience on the matter or a handjob who writes comics. I'll research the issue on my own - the most either can give me are resources for further reading, at best.

Yes, bring your intellect to bear. Surely you're the one to solve this problem.
 
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News Comments > The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution
3. Re: The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution Sep 3, 2014, 11:00 TheLeech
 
In this study, they are considering distribution only in the UK, and Sony has a mastering facility in Austria. This strikes me as pretty much as best-case scenario for physical distribution. The authors think the results for the U.S. would be similar, though they do say that the physical distribution costs could be triple based on the U.S.'s geographical size.

If I read this and some of the supporting documents correctly, I think the two takeaways are that faster speeds benefit everyone because energy consumption does not scale with speed. I.E., A 1Gb/s connection does not use 100 times as much energy as a 10Mb/s connection.

Second is that improving energy efficiency at the terminal locations will help. Does the PS3 really need to consume 93Wh when downloading? Are there energy savings to be found in modem/routers?

And as noted, some of these folks work/worked for Sony DADC (disc makers) at the time this study was conducted, so, yeah.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
19. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jul 12, 2014, 22:40 TheLeech
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 20:41:
I wasn't making a comparison. I was just concurring with Beamer that there is still some lingering bitterness over what happened to Halo following Bungie's acquisition by Microsoft back in 2001. The game that was being demoed back in 2000 was a completely different beast, an absolutely incredible looking beast that would have been way ahead of its time, than what eventually landed on XBOX.

Old-school Apple/Mac gamer here (though I had switched to PC gaming in the late '90s). Confirmed I am still bitter about what happened with Halo.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2014, 14:56 TheLeech
 
I preferred Letterman because, as has been remarked upon elsewhere, he punched up whereas Leno punched down.  
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News Comments > January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
12. Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey Feb 4, 2014, 11:08 TheLeech
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 05:42:
TheLeech wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 19:33:
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.
Gotcha. So new panels with lower resolution, better than old panels with a higher resolution!

*Insert in soviet russia joke*

Perhaps you're new to PC gaming. The 1366x768 panels are older.
 
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News Comments > January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
9. Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey Feb 3, 2014, 19:33 TheLeech
 
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.  
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News Comments > January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
7. Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey Feb 3, 2014, 16:10 TheLeech
 
There's nothing odd about it. It was a cheap way for panel manufacturers to make 16:9(ish) screens.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2014, 23:24 TheLeech
 
You guys keep legalizing all these drugs, you're gonna put poor Bats out of a job!  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released
7. Re: Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released Jan 30, 2014, 10:27 TheLeech
 
It will work with GCN boards, so 7000 series and up.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 15, 2014, 11:29 TheLeech
 
Creston wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 11:21:
Fucking Genachowski and his piss-ant regulation that doesn't do shit.

Too further elucidate on Creston's comment, Genachowski created this mess when he didn't classify ISPs as "common carriers." I do not expect the current FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, to pursue reclassification strongly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 6, 2013, 12:17 TheLeech
 
Verno wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 11:58:
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 11:33:
I will solve all your problems, don't buy a console.

A friend was over yesterday, his kids want a console for xmas and he was wondering which was better. I took him down the street to watch another friends kids play a PC version of Battlefield 4 on a 4k tv. After telling him that the consoles won't support that resolution, he changed his mind and is getting them a good gaming PC.

Based on a true story

Names and playable resolutions changed to protect the innocent.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 6, 2013, 11:49 TheLeech
 
nin wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 11:37:
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 11:33:
I will solve all your problems, don't buy a console.

A friend was over yesterday, his kids want a console for xmas and he was wondering which was better. I took him down the street to watch another friends kids play a PC version of Battlefield 4 on a 4k tv. After telling him that the consoles won't support that resolution, he changed his mind and is getting them a good gaming PC.

Oh, that's so fascinating.


Indeed, what sort of system plays BF4 at 4K?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
25. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 10, 2013, 19:47 TheLeech
 
I would just like to publicly point out that I disagree with deleting my earlier post. I'll admit the first sentence was an ad hominem, but certainly of the weakest variety.

And indeed, Cutter was and is still wrong.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. removed Nov 9, 2013, 13:51 TheLeech
 
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This comment was deleted on Nov 10, 2013, 10:54.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2013, 10:39 TheLeech
 
fawker wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 10:27:
Toilets might be tampon friendly, but not always your sewer line.

This, OMG, this. I didn't realize the line had overflowed into my basement for three days. I curse my cousin to this day.
 
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News Comments > More Battlefield 4 Battlelog Details
9. Re: More Battlefield 4 Battlelog Details Sep 20, 2013, 16:36 TheLeech
 
They've almost reached feature parity with Battlefield 2! Progress!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Next-gen consoles and GoT characters Jun 17, 2013, 10:37 TheLeech
 
I don't think the creator of that image has read the books.  
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