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Nickname Quboid
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Description Ein Bürgermeister
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
Total Comments 6347 (Guru)
User ID 10439
 
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7. Re: Troubling GOG tweets, a fired CD Projekt employee, and the spectre of GamerGate. Dec 6, 2018, 17:23 Quboid
 
That guy's full of shit. Never heard of GamerGate, in his job? Nah. He tried to get PR by being an edge-lord, it backfired, what he got is called consequences.

If consequences look like censorship to you, you might be entitled.
 
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News Comments > Telltale's Final Chapter
6. Re: Telltale's Final Chapter Nov 15, 2018, 15:17 Quboid
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 15, 2018, 12:05:
Didn't these games sell well? What happened tot his company?

It looks like they expanded too quickly, making as many games as they could as quickly as they could. They didn't do much with their engine or story telling techniques, so the formula got old.

Shame they screwed over their employees, both while the company lived and as it died.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 29, 2018, 16:38 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 29, 2018, 13:16:
Quboid wrote on Oct 29, 2018, 12:48:
If Twitter wants to make a healthier climate for debate they should get rid of the retweet button, it's basically a "manufacture outrage" button.

People would just do screenshots, but yes, I know "both sides" is often a bad argument, but both sides love to find some random lunatic (often a troll) with 3 followers saying something which then gets worked up and becomes a cause.

I'm pretty certain the entirety of GamerGate has lasted beyond the first week exclusively on intentional misunderstandings and overreacting to tweets by 14 year old girls with 0 followers.

People would do that and go back to copying the tweet and prefixing RT: but that would be an improvement. The ease at which people can (and do!) amplify unresearched/fabricated outrage is part of why it's so toxic. It would also get rid of the retweet 'score', which I think contributes to people getting off on being controversial.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
2. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 29, 2018, 13:16 Quboid
 
Football Manager 2018? Weird. Maybe an error by GFK, or maybe it's on sale everywhere with the 2019 edition imminent. I would expect preorders for 2019 to be high, if preorders are even counted.

I think this is disc based sales, so it's effectively limited to casual gamers who aren't familiar with Steam/Origin/etc.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 29, 2018, 12:48 Quboid
 
If Twitter wants to make a healthier climate for debate they should get rid of the retweet button, it's basically a "manufacture outrage" button.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Oct 28, 2018, 09:23 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2018, 17:35:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 27, 2018, 16:57:
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2018, 14:15:
On the whole most people aren't. It's just that tiny minority of special little snowflakes who believe everyone should be able to sail through life without ever putting forth any effort, being put upon, or offended in even the slightest way. Oh boo hoo, life is tough, isn't it?

LOL, didn't you get banned from Steam forums for complaining about a game?

No. I was banned from a particular forum for complaining about their game - and I wasn't alone. Nor is this uncommon on Steam where some devs routinely band people and delete any criticism of their shitty products so they can continue to scam people. I was a paying customer who got ripped off and complained about it. That's an entirely different thing. Don't you dare lump me in with the snowflakes.

Just banned from one place the one time, is that right?

How often have you had comments here deleted because you angrily reacted? How many times have you been called out, only to melt away like a snowflake when the heat is on?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2018, 21:42 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2018, 12:23:
Enjoy being paralyzed and having your life destroyed for a virus most people don't even catch once in their lifetime.

Do most people get paralysed, or did you make the same fallacy that you think you're calling out in the same damn sentence?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2018, 21:30 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 26, 2018, 18:28:
Timmeh wrote on Oct 26, 2018, 13:35:
If the guy is deep sate or fancy himself as a secret covert op for the left we'll probably never know the damage is done.
We already know who he is and it's none of the things you're thinking.
From registered Republican to red #maga cap wearing "magic mike" troupe manager, the man's a true gem.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/us/cesar-sayoc-bombing-suspect-arrested.html


Who here sounds most like they'll think they need to turn to violence to defend their way of life? Could it be the guy who thinks a large portion of the population is "completely INSANE"? (An expression of frustration is one thing, but this is the rule and not the exception for him.)

Obviously Timmeh Timmehing on a message board is nothing like sending bombs or shooting at a senator but the mentality is there. Paranoid and riled up, detached from objective fact, seeing enemies around every corner that - without a shred of self-awareness - can't be reasoned with.

Since I do have a shred of self-awareness, I realise this means I see people who can't be reasoned with - but this is relatively small number of people and I don't consider them to be enemies or have anything like the animosity to them that Timmeh seems to have.
 
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News Comments > Get Metro 2033 Free on Steam
2. Re: Get Metro 2033 Free on Steam Oct 25, 2018, 19:23 Quboid
 
Rhialto wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 19:06:
Holy! What a nice move. I already have it but get it if you don't...

It's an excellent shooter and it's cool that they're doing this.

Although I am very surprised that it's not the redux version. Presumably this is to get attention on Metro Exodus, so I'd expect them to want the other games to look their best to new comers. Also that might get people like me to play through it again and get hyped for Exodus too.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Doggy blues Oct 25, 2018, 13:14 Quboid
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 13:11:
Don't forget that your hand should go under the dog's nose, not over his head. Some/most doggos don't like head patting or hands/arms over them.

They don't like your hand going out of their sight until they trust you, which depends on the dog.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 25, 2018, 13:11 Quboid
 
Blue wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 11:36:
I guess at some point I'll have to explain the cat scratches to defend the above point, but I'll save that for another post.

Anyone who thinks cat scratches only come from badly treated cats don't know cats.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: WASD Oct 18, 2018, 22:51 Quboid
 
It was only when I was getting my ass handed to me by mousers in Qtest that I finally learnt to use it. IIRC the mouse also moved you forwards and back in Doom, which made it awkward for me.

I used a similar layout, RMB for forward, until some game came along that couldn't rebind WASD so I just decided to get used to that so most games wouldn't need everything re-bound.
 
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News Comments > Train Simulator 2019 Released
2. Re: Train Simulator 2019 Released Oct 12, 2018, 14:58 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 12, 2018, 03:33:
All I want is a Railroad Tycoon game with realistic graphics.

Transport Fever is quite well regarded: https://store.steampowered.com/app/446800/Transport_Fever/
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2018, 18:54 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 10, 2018, 18:06:
NKD wrote on Oct 10, 2018, 13:27:
Cutter wrote on Oct 10, 2018, 10:55:
AI doesn't exist. If said bias existed it was because of the variables it was programed with and nothing more.

Yes, because it's impossible to have a computer that iterates on its own code according to some set of goals and might come to unanticipated results. Humans are created by GOD and powered by MAGIC that can't be put into a machine!

How dense are you? The bias was coded in to begin with. The machine does not "think" for itself. That would be magic. Do even grasp the biological concept of how thought even works?

What do you think the A in AI means?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2018, 16:23 Quboid
 
summerock wrote on Oct 9, 2018, 17:45:
I love doctor who but this season is not my cup of tea. I think the rating is very high because people are just curious to see the change. We'll see if the viewership stand the test of time.

That's why I watched it. New doctor, new show runner, and a positive reaction (particularly from NerdCubed, who I always enjoy). I'm sure many others are in the same boat, and there will have been a lot of tedious people watching desperate for Jodie Whittaker to be either brilliant or awful. I liked her, but I couldn't say if she's true to the character (in so much as different regenerations are the same character).

I'm going to take it one episode at a time. It was good enough for me to want to watch the next one, but I'll probably lose interest pretty soon.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Doctor Who Oct 9, 2018, 17:20 Quboid
 
Did anyone watch Doctor Who? There's one thing I don't understand (spoilers): Why was the doctor there? Of all the basically infinite places and times she could appear, why was it on the exact place on earth that is being attacked?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2018, 17:03 Quboid
 
I'm still livid that you didn't post a link to my Kingpin fan site. KIA (or was it KAI?) could have been the next big thing.

Thanks for the decades, Blue.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 8, 2018, 22:50 Quboid
 
Does he have an album coming out? This sounds like a PR stunt.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 8, 2018, 22:00 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 8, 2018, 20:58:
Hmm, I wonder if they are shutting down the private/corporate Google+ setups too...

It will still be available to "enterprise" users, if that's what you mean?
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
5. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 8, 2018, 18:38 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 8, 2018, 18:25:
"The methodology used across all GfK Chart-Track's services is continuous quantitative retail research. GfK Chart-Track reports are based on retail/web sales where the data is captured electronically each day via EPoS systems."

They don't track digital.

I thought that's what they meant by "web sales". Is that people ordering the discs online?
 
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