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Nickname Quboid
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Description Ein Bürgermeister
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 18:00 Quboid
 
whitelined wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 17:39:
Usually you make reference to loony boi's Oscar picks, but not this year, and can't find anything on his tumblr either.

Is that tonight? Who's up for Most Ham-Fisted Political Comment?
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 11:22 Quboid
 
I am livid. LIVID! How do we claim compensation?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 24, 2017, 23:15 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 01:53:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 23:40:
Dacote wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 21:20:
When a fox "no-news" talking head dies i just don't feel sad. I must be broken on the inside. sniff

Colmes was one of the three or four token Fox News liberals. Back in the Bush administration, Hannity's show was called "Hannity and Colmes" and the two of them would discuss the politics of the day. Colmes always came across as a genuinely nice guy, with a keen sense of humor.

Yeah, he was the token liberal on Fox. And he did seem really nice. 66 seems too young. Probably done in by all the stress of working at Fox all those years. Either that, or the election of Trump. Poor guy. RIP.

What's the deal with Shepard Smith, is he a token? Every time I hear him (which is very rarely) he sounds all sensible and stuff. Very odd.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 24, 2017, 23:12 Quboid
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 17:43:
Today, I hopped on my mower, mowed my acre and a half lawn, got all my vegetables planted as we have an early spring, played with my dog, and chatted with my neighbor as he had come down the road when I was out getting the mail. He lives just a hair over a mile down the road from me. Outside of him, I didn't see another living human being today. It was quiet outside of the normal noises of nature and the breeze.

Very nice. I'd like to retire early, get a place like that and open a cat sanctuary for some of the many cats in re-homing centres that are too old or ill to be adopted.

I'm happy with small town living (100K pop, not sure if that's small town but it's no NY). Important things are close; rural walks, supermarket, city centre, emergency services, all within 15 minutes. Somewhere a bit larger with more specialist shops would be nice but some of you guys' comments about city life sound horrible to me. $3K/m rent for 1 bedroom, for example.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
39. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 24, 2017, 17:49 Quboid
 
OK, I updated my graphics card drivers for the first time in I don't know how long, and rebooted my system for the first time in I don't know how long and performance is quite a bit better. Now running at 1440p with 100% scaling, settings on second highest; getting about 60FPS and it looks great too.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 24, 2017, 16:58 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 16:38:
No, you are equating them by not understanding the difference between being charged with one crime vs multiple crimes.

In the US the mandatory minimum for murder is 25 years. The maximum possible penalty for "copyright infringement" is 5 years. How does one equate 5 years with 25 years?

This is hugely simplified and assumes consecutive sentences, but it implies that 1 act of copyright infringement equates to 1/5 of a murder and that 6 infringements is worse than actually killing a person.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
38. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 24, 2017, 16:35 Quboid
 
Darks wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 14:57:
I still dont get the rabid fascinating for a lot of gamers to always have 60FPS or higher at all times.

As long as the screen inst lagging or slowing down, I dont see the point of complaining about it.

That's just the level that I perceive as smooth. Below that, there is a just-perceptible lag that affects my immersion. Anything 30+ is playable, but I'll sacrifice looks before framerate.

I'm glad I'm not fussed about higher frame-rates, people concerned with 120hz or 144hz displays must have horrendous hardware bills.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 24, 2017, 16:24 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 15:38:
That's because you only get charged with 1 count of murder, but you usually get charged with dozens of counts of piracy hacking and whatnot. You can't really equate the sentence of committing 1 crime with committing 10+ crimes.

The prison sentence basically is equating them by assigning a 'score' to each case, and giving a higher score to someone who runs a torrent site. That's what happens when politicians answer to businesses, not voters.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
36. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 24, 2017, 11:49 Quboid
 
Darks wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 08:17:
Quboid wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 19:30:
The AI teammates do seem pretty simple but my initial impression is that they're decent as a base-of-fire. Sit them back, sneak in, when things go wrong they provide supporting fire. Sync shots are handy too.

Performance is poor, I have had to turn down so many options that it's uglier than similar recent games.

Maybe your pc is not up to the task? I have the setting at Ultra and holding around 44FPS on a 4K Monitor and the game looks pretty incredible.

Huh. I want to maintain 60 FPS almost all the time but still, it does sound like my system is under performing on this game compared to CJ and you. I'm running it at 1440p (90% scaling) on a 1070 and most options down to medium levels. Maybe my drivers need updated.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
20. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 23, 2017, 19:30 Quboid
 
The AI teammates do seem pretty simple but my initial impression is that they're decent as a base-of-fire. Sit them back, sneak in, when things go wrong they provide supporting fire. Sync shots are handy too.

Performance is poor, I have had to turn down so many options that it's uglier than similar recent games.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
102. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 22, 2017, 23:15 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 10:38:
I don't think [space captain] misunderstands at all, he just chooses what to respond to.

Good point. I suppose he's not really what I call a troll because he's not just looking to annoy people for attention. He's just an [redacted].

With the trolls, the attention from chaos they create is all they want so ignoring them isn't ignoring the problem, it is cutting off their fuel.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 22, 2017, 23:07 Quboid
 
People without money should be able to submit claims without worrying that a mistake will result in heavy penalties, so the first few incorrect claims should result in a warning rather than a fee. This leaves room for it to be abused, but that's better than making copyright enforcement only for the wealthy.

I agree that this should have nothing to do with searches; this should only be for places that actually host the content.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
18. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 21, 2017, 19:48 Quboid
 
So yes, a few dozen outlets reporting on a controversy involving someone with 50 million subscribers does seem suspicious to you. The media certainly has problems but your dislike of people disagreeing with you is not one of them.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 04:35:
The irony of using the word bigot, when you engage in actual bigotry.

Oh, do please elaborate, since you've already made the accusation that you totally don't make. Is this because I criticise harass GamerGate by pointing out its flaws, which is basically like religious discrimination?

Do you think Milo Yianwhatever is getting a hard time too?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
86. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 20, 2017, 19:35 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 13:36:
Slick and CJ can go into long winded rants on a variety of subjects and I see NO ONE complaining

I have seen complaints against other people, including Slick. I don't mind long posts as long as there's a reason and not just waffle but that's a bit subjective. With a couple of people (like space captain) I think it's in your best interests to be concise as comprehensive answers just gives them more to misunderstand.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 19, 2017, 20:28 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 20:04:
The all caps version is outselling the lower case version.

And vice versa
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: On Sale Feb 19, 2017, 15:32 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 17:35:
My aunt passed away this morning at 6:09 AM PST.

Sorry to hear that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 18, 2017, 15:23 Quboid
 
What do GamerGaters think they are proving when they show lots of news stories about a particular topic? Is it supposed to prove some sort of conspiracy?

This is what caused GamerGate, idiots and bigots lashing out at people who point out that they're idiots and/or bigots. Citing the Daily Stormer is both.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 17, 2017, 18:04 Quboid
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 16:26:
I replied to another fake news post that his phone is not unsecured. FFS

And? What were you expecting?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2017, 18:05 Quboid
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 17:06:
all you have to say is "worst pain Ive ever felt"... but if that diminishes your argument too much, sorry, buck it up

It was just a throw-away comment, you know perfectly well what he meant.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2017, 16:55 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 01:35:
nin wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 18:06:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 17:26:
so fragile... so very fragile

Oh, please keep it up! I can't wait for you to be banned again!


Not really something we should be hoping for or getting excited about, IMHO.

Not usually, but for Agent-Zero I would make an exception. How many chances has he had? I can think of 2 previous accounts but I'm sure there have been others and it's not as if Blue bans people on a whim.
 
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