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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2018, 19:36 Quboid
 
NotOneOfUs wrote on Aug 12, 2018, 19:31:
Dalton best Bond.

GET IN THE RING

Mediocre Bond, best Bond films, fite me.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Aug 9, 2018, 21:05 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 9, 2018, 19:38:
TLDW
Most of the time it's w/in the margin of error.


It's pretty consistently a small improvement. Each time is within the error of margin, but if that's all it was I would expect with-Denuvo to do better more often. Denuvo causing a small performance hit makes sense, unlike some of the scary reports from very unreliable sources - I don't trust pirates or publishers.

Of course I'd rather have slightly better performance but these figures don't bother me much (particularly as they tried to cause a CPU bottleneck that I wouldn't have). I'm much more worried about compatibility issues and rootkits and the like - how does Denuvo stack up in this regard?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 17:06 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 17:00:
Keep in mind, InfoWars itself supports this kind of "censorship."

You will stay on topic. (Post under the proper category)
You will post articles to the ONE category that best applies.
You will not spam. (Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it.)
You will not include links to websites and videos not associated with the topic.
You will not post the same comment or article multiple times or multiple categories.
You will not solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind. You will not include links to products in your status updates, comments, articles or groups.
You will not post anything libelous, defamatory, harmful, threatening, harassing, abusive, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, or otherwise illegal.
You will not make threats to other users or people not associated with the site.
If you violate these rules, your posts and/or user name will be deleted.
Remember: you are a guest here. It is not censorship if you violate the rules and your post is deleted. All civilizations have rules and if you violate them you can expect to be ostracized from the tribe.

Emphasis mine, but, I mean, even Alex Jones violates these, especially with his endless damn solicitations. He's been going out of business for decades, according to him, saved only if you buy $5 worth of sugar pills for $100.


Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

That's magnificent.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 16:54 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 13:57:
Why is it so difficult for people to just ignore things you don't like and go about your life? You act like youtube is the 24/7 Alex Jones show (which it probably will be with thousands of people uploading Alex Jones clips now, it's going to turn into the new Rick Roll Troll). Does Facebook force people to visit the Info War page or something? Did Apple automatically make you download his podcast?

You're all embracing corporate censorship like they're some sort of benevolent benefactor to society, will you feel the same way when corporations like Bayer exert their power over removing all content disparaging their fine, extremely safe products from these same social media platforms? Do you think the government will only force corporations to censor things you also want to see censored?

InfoWars breaking the TOS has nothing to do with governments forcing any kind of censorship. I'm glad these tech companies are finally standing up to the cry babies and treating them like they would anyone else.

InfoWars can easily be avoided but the consequences of people who believe these charlatans (including Voice of Europe, you are 100% part of the problem) are unavoidable.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 7, 2018, 21:42 Quboid
 
Oh get off the fence, Creston. What do you really think?  
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News Comments > IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations
7. Re: IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations Aug 7, 2018, 13:10 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 12:28:
I guess because he was so damn lazy about it. I feel like voiceover for a video is shockingly stupid to plagiarize, anyway. You're doing about 30 seconds of talking, just script it.

I suspect laziness is the problem - if they would put effort into their plagiarism, they'd have put the effort into just doing their own review.

I don't blame IGN on this occasion, they probably had no idea and seem to have responded appropriately.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
35. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 7, 2018, 07:34 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 22:56:
Quboid wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 20:51:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 20:39:
Freedom of speech is binary. It either exists, or it doesn't. The choice to post comments or say things others find offensive is why the liberty lives in the first place. It is NOT our place to police or censure individuals. Nor does this right belong to the private sector or big government. Anyone who wants to travel down that road is engaging in restrictive freedom, and it is wrong. Worse, where does this action end? If it happens to one aspect of freedom, it will be easy to restrict another.

So you have no boundaries at all? Is viewing or distributing child pornography OK with you? What about shouting "fire" in a crowded cinema? What about shouting racist abuse? How about someone tweeting their anger at white people on their personal Twitter account, should that be a firing offense?

In response to your asinine comment, here's a list of all the fallacies your five questions contain. That's a pretty epic failure on your part. Achievement unlocked, to be sure.

[snip]

None of that applies.

Ad hominems: I did not attack you personally or insult you - or even call your comment asinine. Irrelevant.

Straw man: No, if it's binary, it's all or nothing. You picked "all", these are the questions you have to deal with.

Slippery slope: If it's binary, there's no possible slippery slope. It either exists, or it doesn't.

False Dilemma/False Dichotomy: This is a doozy. You described it as binary. You literally posited an either-or statement. How is pointing out the problems with your "either-or" comment my logical fallacy?

Hasty generalisations, red herring: Irrelevant to my comment, very relevant to yours. Again, do you have no boundaries at all?

This comment was edited on Aug 7, 2018, 07:54.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
23. Re: Into the Black Aug 6, 2018, 20:51 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 20:39:
Freedom of speech is binary. It either exists, or it doesn't. The choice to post comments or say things others find offensive is why the liberty lives in the first place. It is NOT our place to police or censure individuals. Nor does this right belong to the private sector or big government. Anyone who wants to travel down that road is engaging in restrictive freedom, and it is wrong. Worse, where does this action end? If it happens to one aspect of freedom, it will be easy to restrict another.

So you have no boundaries at all? Is viewing or distributing child pornography OK with you? What about shouting "fire" in a crowded cinema? What about shouting racist abuse? How about someone tweeting their anger at white people on their personal Twitter account, should that be a firing offense?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Aug 6, 2018, 20:22 Quboid
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 20:09:
Sure, Hillary killed hundreds of millions...in your bizarro world. Personally, I can't stand her...but she, unlike Jones, has done both good and bad deeds. Jones simply has no redeeming qualities, he inflicts pain and suffering on others, solely for personal gain.

He said thousands, not millions, but still, bizarro world. It's amazing the rubbish these people have to come up with about a mediocre career politician to justify their own failings.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 6, 2018, 17:42 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 17:24:
I loudly applaud Apple, YouTube, Facebook and Spotify for taking the correct action toward Alex Jones' fake news network. Jones, like prezident tRump, is a very dangerous man. They both incite violence as a means of securing their audience. They both peddle in blatant lies. They both are anything but patriotic Americans. And naturally they are both fans of one another.
May they both be ephemeral distractions in America.


I agree with most of what you say, and with this decision, but speech that is deemed unpatriotic is exactly what freedom of speech is needed for.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 6, 2018, 17:13 Quboid
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 15:47:
Ehhh, I'd comment on the fact that, once you let near-monopoly corporations decide what can and can't be said, you may very well discover yourself among the silenced.

I see where you're coming from, but this is neither something we let happen nor something new. Facebook has been banning things which breach their rules since they started and InfoWars is lucky to have lasted this long.

Still, fundamentally without free speech for unpopular ideas, there is no free speech - popular ideas don't need protected. I think Facebook/etc did the right thing here but it's a slippery slope to banning things for political reasons (which is not the case here).
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen Economics
12. Re: On Star Citizen Economics Aug 4, 2018, 18:36 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 4, 2018, 15:58:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 4, 2018, 14:47:
I agree with this system -- don't have time to grind for hours on end.

I wish Elite Dangerous had something like this.

I don't disagree, but it depends on the implementation. Remember how in SWBF2 how you had to play 40 hours just to unlock Luke, plus a couple dozen more hours to unlock all of his stuff? They made it onerous to grind in order to basically force people to pay. If I have to grind 49 hours to afford a Hornet, I'm just not going to be playing very long before I lose interest.

It comes down to trust. How much do I trust CIG to not try to extract as much money as they can from players? Not at all. Possibly even less than EA.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 31, 2018, 15:41 Quboid
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 15:27:
Samsung: STOP WITH THE FUCKING CURVED EDGES!!! Nobody wants them. It's a main reason I've stuck with my Note 4 this long. >:/

(That and my 6500mAh battery. )

I do, they have the best screen:body size ratio. The Edge features are useless gimmicks but the larger screen isn't.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 29, 2018, 18:38 Quboid
 
recall2000 wrote on Jul 29, 2018, 16:08:
http://www.wcvb.com/article/teen-injured-in-viral-hot-water-challenge/22578627
Seriously? Today's kids are f*cking retarded. I know he didn't do it himself; his "friend" poured boiling water on him whilew he was asleep. I mean...WTF? How they must have laughed..after his week in hospital that is. The fact that parents have to get on the internet to tell people it's a bad idea as well. Humanity is doomed if this is the standard of the next generation.

Part of me really wants to believe this is Trump's Fake News in action.

There. Sunday rant over

Yes, this is the first generation which had a few individuals do dumb things. /s
 
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General Discussion > Blues news is pretty horrible on phones...
10. Re: Blues news is pretty horrible on phones... Jul 29, 2018, 15:36 Quboid
 
Frans wrote on Jul 29, 2018, 03:46:
Quboid wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 19:09:
JeffD wrote on Jul 26, 2018, 17:18:
So in other words, no one can be bothered with installing newer software. My only guess is you want to preserve the sites previous data, but that is neither a fix or workaround. Also how are security updates for software that is no longer updated?

My understanding is that the content management system is custom, and is maintained by Frans but no significant new features are added. The server software is pretty standard, and is updated regularly.
That understanding is correct. The CMS is called Blammo, btw. I think (hope) I locked down any possible backdoors, SQL injection points, etc. But at any rate, because it is custom, at least script kiddies and other common hack attempts are futile, and have been for 19 years. Our Apache log is testament to this not being for lack of trying.

I was just a little bit wary back when I posted this comment
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2018, 20:13 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 18:06:
Quboid wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 13:03:
Beamer wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 09:00:
Quboid wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 08:28:
Beamer wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 21:52:
Some words aren't acceptable in any context. I don't get why that's hard for some. Unless you're reading Tom Sawyer aloud, why use it? What context is it worth using?

So is it unacceptable in any context, or is it acceptable in some contexts such as reading Tom Sawyer aloud?

Outside of the small situation of direct quoting, to a crowd expecting to hear it, and it needing the actual word in the quote, it's never acceptable.

If you're on a witness stand being asked what someone said before they shot a man, you may use it. If you're paraphrasing what someone once told you someone else said, to a group explaining to you how not to seem racist, you don't say it.

That sounds right to me. It's not quite as simple as always unacceptable, but it rarely is. Still, I think it's excessive to fire someone who wasn't directing it at anyone (although I haven't followed this story, it becoming public may have forced the board's hand).
It might be excessive, but I'll bet it's the result if any of us were to us that word at work.

Probably, but I don't intend to find out!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2018, 13:03 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 09:00:
Quboid wrote on Jul 28, 2018, 08:28:
Beamer wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 21:52:
Some words aren't acceptable in any context. I don't get why that's hard for some. Unless you're reading Tom Sawyer aloud, why use it? What context is it worth using?

So is it unacceptable in any context, or is it acceptable in some contexts such as reading Tom Sawyer aloud?

Outside of the small situation of direct quoting, to a crowd expecting to hear it, and it needing the actual word in the quote, it's never acceptable.

If you're on a witness stand being asked what someone said before they shot a man, you may use it. If you're paraphrasing what someone once told you someone else said, to a group explaining to you how not to seem racist, you don't say it.

That sounds right to me. It's not quite as simple as always unacceptable, but it rarely is. Still, I think it's excessive to fire someone who wasn't directing it at anyone (although I haven't followed this story, it becoming public may have forced the board's hand).
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2018, 08:28 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 21:52:
Some words aren't acceptable in any context. I don't get why that's hard for some. Unless you're reading Tom Sawyer aloud, why use it? What context is it worth using?

So is it unacceptable in any context, or is it acceptable in some contexts such as reading Tom Sawyer aloud?
 
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General Discussion > Blues news is pretty horrible on phones...
7. Re: Blues news is pretty horrible on phones... Jul 27, 2018, 19:09 Quboid
 
JeffD wrote on Jul 26, 2018, 17:18:
So in other words, no one can be bothered with installing newer software. My only guess is you want to preserve the sites previous data, but that is neither a fix or workaround. Also how are security updates for software that is no longer updated?

My understanding is that the content management system is custom, and is maintained by Frans but no significant new features are added. The server software is pretty standard, and is updated regularly.

A big part of the problem on mobile is that some of the fonts (like article titles) have absolute sizes, measured in pixels, which are tiny on mobile devices. Other fonts (like article bodies) have relative sizes, so they are a good size on any device. An update to the CSS would help a lot, and wouldn't be too painful to implement.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 27, 2018, 15:52 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 15:21:
Pigeon wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 13:48:
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 27, 2018, 13:17:
I never fucking liked that guy. Annoying af. Whenever one of his dumb videos would accidentally play in my YouTube, I would instantly close it. Fuck that piece of shit. What is the appeal of him anyway? Honestly.

Stupid people like other stupid people because it normalizes their stupidity and there are a lot of stupid people out there.

Are we talking about PewDiePie or Alex Jones (InfoWars)? Maybe both? I thought the videos were taken off Youtube, not Facebook?

=-Rigs-=

They were taken off both FB and YT.

PewDiePie is for idiots, InfoWars is for angry idiots.
 
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