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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Oct 14, 2015, 20:00 Quboid
 
Good luck, Blue! Thumbsup Yes that was intentional :-)  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
76. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 14, 2015, 15:21 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 11:40:
Dreagon wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 11:09:
I wonder how much of that money they're wasting on big actors?

Figure about 4-5 million per A-List actor for 4 months of voice acting and MoCap performance.

- Gary Oldman (5 million)
- Mark Hamill (5 million)
- Mark Strong (5 million)
- Gillian Anderson (4 million)
- Andy Serkis (5 million)

Then about 500k - 2 million for B,C,D-List actors for the same work.

- Sophie Wu (1 million)
- Sandi Gardiner (500k)
- Craig Fairbrass (500k)
- Liam Cunningham (2 million)
- Ben Mendelsohn (2 million)
- Ian Duncan (500k)
- Jack Huston (2 million)
- John Rhys Davies (1 million)
- Rhona Mitra (1.5 million)
- Gemma Whelan (1 million)
- Harry Treadaway (1 million)

Conservative estimated total: $37,000,000


This reminds me of the joke "95% of people on benefits [welfare] are scroungers, and that's a Conservative estimate."
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 13, 2015, 00:13 Quboid
 
The original 14-year sentence never made sense when there is a specific law on the books against laser strikes with this 5-year sentence. This is over-simplifying but no one is going to decide that it's worth doing because it's 'only' 5 years. That's a long time.  
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News Comments > Might & Magic Heroes VII Collector's Edition Refunds
12. Re: Might & Magic Heroes VII Collector's Edition Refunds Oct 12, 2015, 16:28 Quboid
 
ldonyo wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 16:08:
BitWraith wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 14:53:
what does that even mean? we're accepting refunds from customers.
That is certainly the way they phrased it. If they think their statement clears anything up, they need to hire an English tutor. It's like they used Google Translate to generate their statement.

It must mean that they're accepting refund *requests* but it's very badly phrased. I've no idea if the free game is for people who take the refund, people who stick with it, or both.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 10, 2015, 21:46 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 10, 2015, 19:12:
Yep just being real.

'Complex passwords do not usually frustrate attackers, yet they make daily life much harder for users,' the agency warns

I feel it is still good practice to have a least a couple of levels needed. 1. Sites you should have a different password for and 2. Sites like a Blue's where a standard can be used across several, because there is no monetary risks.

I abandoned "@#T#dqh$*234" long ago to a pattern of a few things to cover requirements and if a special character, always end in a !. So at least it rolls of my tongue if needed. Just has to be different.


For sites without monetary risk or much personal information, I suggest a simple password formula based on the URL. This means that a badly (or un-)encrypted site getting compromised doesn't lead to numerous accounts being vulnerable. Even just adding the first letter of the URL to your standard password keeps each one unique while being easy to remember.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
7. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 10, 2015, 15:24 Quboid
 
That's impressive, well done to him.

I don't see what is "beyond fucked up" in this case. He deserves this money more than YouTube, who would be keeping it if he somehow didn't get a cut. It would be nice for me if YouTube didn't show ads or try to make money but something not being for my benefit doesn't make it messed up. He's been watched well over a billion times, he's as entitled to material success as much as any entertainer.

Maybe it would be nice if doctors and teachers got this sort of reward but there's nothing new here with regards to that and he's not doing anything I wouldn't like to.
 
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News Comments > Prison Architect Released
5. Re: Prison Architect Released Oct 6, 2015, 21:44 Quboid
 
I played an early version and it was a lot of fun. I'm worried that it's become a bit micromanagement heavy since as there have been a lot of new features but I'm looking forward to seeing what it's like.

Most of the Let's Plays on my subscribed list are sponsored. That's not great but at least they have appropriate disclosure.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employees "Speak Out"
164. Re: Star Citizen Employees Oct 5, 2015, 16:51 Quboid
 
dsmart wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 21:54:
Quboid wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 19:50:
Regardless of the definition of doxxing, I think you should leave their daughter the hell out of it. That's just not cool. If you feel to need to put up a rebuttal to doxxing allegations, fine, but when your rebuttal is its self a dick move, you've done more than wasted your time.

I don't agree with a word Tumbler says, for what it's worth. I think that you are doing this for the right reasons and you have done a lot to encourage an important discussion, even if it is a discussion with more toxic emissions than a Volkswagon testing facility.

For the last time, stop trying to change the narrative. I have known about this since May. It never appeared in my blog or Twitter feed. Until someone made the connection and posted. And he didn't post it because of kids. It was Sandi, and the kid just happened to be in the picture. Like the millions of kids online in their parents pictures. sheesh


"If you feel to need to put up a rebuttal to doxxing allegations, fine, but when your rebuttal is its self a dick move, you've done more than wasted your time."

I'm not trying to change the narrative, I'd like you to stop making it so easy for those *who actually disagree with you* to change the narrative.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employees "Speak Out"
159. Re: Star Citizen Employees Oct 4, 2015, 19:50 Quboid
 
Regardless of the definition of doxxing, I think you should leave their daughter the hell out of it. That's just not cool. If you feel to need to put up a rebuttal to doxxing allegations, fine, but when your rebuttal is its self a dick move, you've done more than wasted your time.

I don't agree with a word Tumbler says, for what it's worth. I think that you are doing this for the right reasons and you have done a lot to encourage an important discussion, even if it is a discussion with more toxic emissions than a Volkswagon testing facility.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky on Late Show
17. Re: No Man's Sky on Late Show Oct 4, 2015, 17:12 Quboid
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 15:13:
Notch was on Craig's show a while ago. Between ESPN and this and Conan's bits it seems maybe mainstream media is finally accepting the the ever-growing demographic of video games enthusiasts as actual consumers and not prepubescent children.

And No Man's Sky will have to try pretty hard to have less depth to it than Elite.

As well as being a growing demographic, an ever growing number of people who have been gaming for most of their lives are old enough to get positions of influence in the television industry, making decisions based on their own experience.

Elite kinda soured me on procedurally generated content. It's literally formulaic and unless you can spend a lot of time getting it done right (which negates the main reason to use proc-gen) it's not endless content, it's empty content - but it's not just samey and boring, it fundamentally fails to satisfy a desire to explore. I'm not staring in wonderment at a sweeping vista, I'm looking at another generate_valley(random()); call.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
8. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2015, 18:33 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 16:18:
Quboid wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 14:23:
I think they mean than GOOGL will no longer exist (i.e. publicly traded shares in Google), to be replaced by shares called whatever Alphabet is to be labelled.

Not unless I'm misinterpreting this somehow, from the CEO himself:

Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc. as the publicly-traded entity and all shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights. Google will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet. Our two classes of shares will continue to trade on Nasdaq as GOOGL and GOOG.

The title/opening line of the article is the only original writing done by that outlet, and it's just completely wrong...

Good point. I don't know what the heck the article is talking about.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2015, 14:23 Quboid
 
I think they mean than GOOGL will no longer exist (i.e. publicly traded shares in Google), to be replaced by shares called whatever Alphabet is to be labelled.  
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News Comments > Escapist Defends Star Citizen Sources
21. Re: Escapist Defends Star Citizen Sources Oct 2, 2015, 23:18 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 23:04:
History is replete with examples of people who simply could not accept the fate of something...

- Passengers on the Titanic
- Adolf Hitler towards the end of World War 2
- White people not wanting to grant basic civil rights to African-Americans (i.e. voting)
- Emperor Honorious watching the Visigoths cresting over the seventh hill (the Roman Empire was about to fall)
- General Custard
- Banks, Investment firms and Rating Agencies in 2008
- Flagship Studios

I would like to add a new group to this list:

- Star Citizen "White Knight" backers

From this moment on anyone who continues to blindly support Star Citizen and Cloud Imperium Game without a modicum of doubt should no longer be worth anybody's time. They have effectively become the Hitler Downfall video meme.

It's a computer game, keep some perspective!

Who's General Custard anyway?
 
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News Comments > Escapist Defends Star Citizen Sources
7. Re: Escapist Defends Star Citizen Sources Oct 2, 2015, 19:59 Quboid
 
Fantaz wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 19:54:
Derek Smart! Derek Smart! Derek Smart!

The Cult of Chris Roberts crowd are going to blame him when this goes tits up. And he's going to lap up the attention because he's Derek Smart, negative attention (or abuse, as he calls it) makes him feel important. So despite this all being Chris Roberts' fault (and I suspect DS would agree with me on that), DS will get the infamy that he craves.

Well played, sir. Well played. Clap
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 11:16 Quboid
 
Everyone wants their own money printing Marvel Cinematic Universe.  
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News Comments > The Beginner's Guide Begins
1. Re: The Beginner's Guide Begins Oct 1, 2015, 20:41 Quboid
 
First impression: it feels like Davey Wreden giving himself a hand job in the form of a walking simulator. Maybe it will come to a satisfying climax but so far it's rather limp.

The Stanley Parable was brilliant so maybe this will turn around. Maybe its more artsy, philosophical style just doesn't suit me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 28, 2015, 22:14 Quboid
 
That seems harsh but YouTube subscriptions would be DOA if this wasn't the case. YouTube can't offer a subscription service with *less* content than the free one and they need to be on firm legal ground. Assuming the content creators are getting paid as much, this seems like the natural evolution of the business model. I don't see an alternative apart from not offering ad-free subscriptions at all.

I'll get a subscription. Especially for a site I visit frequently, I am happy to contribute and I'd rather throw a few bucks their way than receive ads and trackers. (Hint hint!)
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Sep 28, 2015, 19:58 Quboid
 
Why did this guy think he was entitled to skip the queue in the first place?  
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines - After Dark Dawns
2. Cities: Skylines 1.2.0 Sep 24, 2015, 11:36 Quboid
 
There's a patch out too. Here's the changelog, split into what's part of After Dark and what is added/changed with the base game. The day/night cycle isn't actually part of the DLC, it's free for everyone.  
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News Comments > Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking
19. Re: Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking Sep 23, 2015, 11:52 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 11:19:
harlock wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 10:52:
all celebrities are overpaid, across the board

that includes all your precious little ball-sports players as well... so called "reality stars" and any kind of "personality" or recognizable name person

the VO business is just another business, and all of you dumbshits complaining about it have no fucking clue how it operates, so you can whine about it all day long but it has nothing to do with the business, just your own inability to understand how the real world actually works

'I'm not crazy, all of you are!' Movingalong


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"Here's some real world examples which I think are wrong, now about *your* inability to understand how the real world works."

I think that top ball players should be paid a lot. Top ball players are paid a lot. You're the one with a problem with how the real world works, harlock.
 
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