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Description Ein Bürgermeister
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Microtransactions Follow-up
22. Re: PAYDAY 2 Microtransactions Follow-up Oct 26, 2015, 22:35 Quboid
 
I wonder how many other studios are watching this and saying "erm, you know that pay to win mechanic we were thinking of adding? Let's not!".  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Preload Plans
5. Re: Fallout 4 Preload Plans Oct 26, 2015, 20:06 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 19:59:
A console port of epic proportions?

I'll definitely wait for some reports before buying. I haven't been following it closely to avoid hype but I am very likely to buy it ... if it's not a mess.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 23, 2015, 23:24 Quboid
 
He gave away a third of the shares he owns, worth of course $200,000,000.

No pleasing some people...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2015, 12:22 Quboid
 
Necrophob wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 11:40:
"Many Antidepressant Studies Found Tainted by Pharma Company Influence"

I guess I'd be shocked, if I wasn't so jaded. Maybe there's a pill for that?

I think it's more of a powder.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 22, 2015, 21:14 Quboid
 
I'm tempted to get a subscription, but that is a bit pricey. I would rather throw a few bucks a month at a site I visit often than see ads, including Bluesnews.

I can understand why creators are effectively being forced to agree to this. YouTube needs this content to be available ad-free to subscribers or the whole subscription service is pointless.

I'm pretty sure we're all at least 3 times the age of PewDiePie's audience and at the risk of sounding like a cultural sophisticate, most of us have at least 3 times the IQ as well.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 19, 2015, 18:26 Quboid
 
I'd be surprised if organised crime wasn't involved in eSports. Young, stereotypically unsocial kids are rip for exploitation; add gambling and it's a perfect target. I don't know what there is in terms of support for players but I would guess that it is less developed than established sports so they'd be more isolated.

I'm not saying eSports are rife with match or spot fixing, but the potential is there so there are sure to be some instances all over the globe.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
9. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 18, 2015, 13:10 Quboid
 
I buy FIFA every year (the game, not the organisation - it's too pricey) and to be honest I'd be rather miffed if it wasn't essentially the same as the previous version because they're both trying to achieve exactly the same thing. I want squad rosters and tournaments for the new season and a year's refinement in the simulation, controls and graphics. I don't like everything they add, change or remove but I get better value for my money than pretty any other full price game.

Cutter wrote on Oct 18, 2015, 10:03:
And that's the problem with bean counters who run creative companies. EA has a ton of old titles that would be amazeballs and sell like hotcakes if brought up to date.

Darn bean counters, refusing to rehash the same old stuff for easy money ... wait, what?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2015, 22:19 Quboid
 
Awful news, I hope he beats this.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Oct 15, 2015, 19:38 Quboid
 
You made it!  
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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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