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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Please stop using Videosift. Aug 3, 2016, 23:53 Quboid
 
I think quite a few of the videos are ones that Blue finds using Videosift so he directs to where credit is deserved. He addressed this a few months ago, IIRC basically it is a quick way to find interesting videos so he can spend more time on actual gaming news.

I don't mind Videosift and it works fine for me. Much better than nothing, which was the alternative.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
254. Re: 7 will get security updates until 2020. Aug 2, 2016, 00:09 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 23:38:
Just so happens for most PC users there's no Windows 10 enhancement, new feature, or looming security threat that makes upgrading a must-do proposition.

There's no looming security threat?! What's your source, every hacker in the world?

We don't know what unknown exploits there are. Using the newest software is the best way to reduce risk.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
244. Re: Windows 7 is FINE Aug 1, 2016, 22:54 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 19:14:
People have this weird idea that they actually "own" their Windows software and deserve total control over it. In reality you haven't actually "owned" anything more than a license to run Windows since 95.

I agree about Windows 10 and I understand that this is the legal reality but they can go to hell in that regard. Do what you want with your computer, you own it. The law is wrong, assuming these licenses are indeed legal.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
240. Re: Windows 7 is FIN Aug 1, 2016, 21:30 Quboid
 
Microsoft will begrudgingly continue to provide security patches for issues that they are aware of and quite possibly only when they become public knowledge.

How much time and money do you think Microsoft are going to spend updating an operating system that they don't even want to encourage people to use?
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
238. Re: Windows 7 is FINE Aug 1, 2016, 19:30 Quboid
 
With old versions of Windows, you're open to exploits that remain unpatched for years. With new versions, you're open to exploits by Microsoft. I trust MS a lot more than random internet hackers but it's really damning that there's even a question.

The importance of security patches makes them forcing feature alterations all the more unethical.

Like HorrorScope, I'm not too worried. I think that Microsoft closing down Windows would create demand for alternatives like SteamOS, Linux in general and APIs like Vulkan. To torture the analogy as much as the frogs, as the water gets warmer some frogs are already jumping out and I'm confident that I'll notice when I get too warm and be able to jump out onto a decent platform (and not out of the boiling pot and into the fire).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2016, 16:44 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 15:57:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 15:46:
Regardless of political affiliation, I think you'll find this pretty funny.

How Homer became a Democrat.
Great Speeches by A. Hitler, and other things plagiarized. Nailed it

Homer became a Democrat because he wanted to get screwed by that woman who became famous in the nineties?

Fair enough.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2016, 16:37 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 15:13:
First successful parachute jump--without a chute--from 25k.

So, I hate to be that guy, but how many unsuccessful ones were there?

It's not a parachute jump if it's without a chute.



HA! Most gloriously petty victory ever! Headbang Laugh

(and I was quoting someone else too!)
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
35. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 1, 2016, 16:22 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 13:59:
Quboid wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 13:41:
Is there anybody who cares about a lack of McGuffin or story line? That's certainly not what I mean by an apparent lack of content or things to do.

I'm pretty sure the plot is to get to the center of the universe. How you get there is your story.

I stand corrected. It doesn't lack a plot, but it's plot is lacking.

Maybe there will be a compelling reason to get there but anyway that's not so important; it's about the journey not the destination. The game I've played most in the last year is a city builder.

To be fair to NMS, I don't think it's too unlikely that it will be enjoyable for 10, maybe 20 hours. I'm not saying that's good value at $60 but it's above average. I'll cut failed innovation a lot more slack than failed iteration so even if in my opinion it's not a good game, I'll probably hold it in higher regard than CoD:Next and suchlike.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
30. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 1, 2016, 13:41 Quboid
 
Is there anybody who cares about a lack of McGuffin or story line? That's certainly not what I mean by an apparent lack of content or things to do.  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
224. Re: bring on the Store Fronts and easy downloads Jul 31, 2016, 18:54 Quboid
 
You want more markets but consider fewer launchers to be more important.
We want fewer launchers but consider more markets to be more important.

No one is in denial, we just have different opinions. I think we want the same stuff, it's just our priorities which differ.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
217. Re: bring on the Store Fronts and easy downloads Jul 31, 2016, 02:19 Quboid
 
Wait, there are people who still close their browser before gaming? I haven't done that for a decade. I often have 1080p/60 FPS video playing in Chrome on another monitor while running an intensive game and I don't have a particularly high end system.

A smaller footprint is better but RAM is there to be used and performance isn't affected unless you run out and ... is that still a thing that happens? I've fought with bootdiscs and autoexec.bat to try to eek a double-figure framerate out of Quake. I'm not pleased to waste 650MB or whatever but I am pleased to not need to give a crap anymore.
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Trailer
16. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Trailer Jul 30, 2016, 17:12 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 09:20:
Quboid wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 09:26:
Rigs wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 08:58:
and noticing they made a point of including the new female farmer because feminism...

They probably made a point of including her because it's a video about a new version of their game, they're probably going to feature new stuff - but more significantly, your tone seems to be dismissive of feminism yet if "because feminism" is the reason why games don't ignore women's existence then feminism in video games is very important.

Cool your jets, mate...I was just channeling my inner John Oliver, not making a quasi-political statement about the depiction of the opposite sex in video games. My 'dismissive tone' was on purpose, not a declaration of personal opinion and/or feeling...we don't need to start putting formal disclaimers in our forum signatures, I hope... Inquisitive


=-Rigs-=

Sorry, I shouldn't have been snippy. I assumed you were doing that thing where someone assumes every female/minority is a token character and then complains about token characters as if their own attitude didn't suggest under-representation.

Bit ironic that Redface

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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
7. Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 30, 2016, 16:27 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 16:17:
Quboid wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 14:10:
It's not friends who are the problem, it's the people who don't realise that you're a human being with feelings and stuff.


But that isn't ageism of the internet.. that's assholes in real life being assholes on the internet.

Oh yes, I absolutely agree. Pretty much every problem on the internet is assholes in real life being assholes on the internet. There's just more opportunities to communicate with people with pseudo anonymity online.

It would be absolutely bizarre if there wasn't ageism on the internet, which makes this article the exact opposite of news.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
5. Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 30, 2016, 16:02 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 14:32:
Quboid wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 14:10:
I've seen comments on Twitch about a streamer along the lines of "what's this old lady doing here?". I'd guess women are more likely to receive this sort of abuse because to some they are already where they don't belong.

You call "what's that old lady doing here?" abuse? Maybe an insulting comment, sure, since ladies tend to be sensitive about their age whatever their age, but abuse???

The comments were along the lines as in they insulted her for being an old woman streaming games, but yes, insulting strangers on the internet is abuse.

Do you think I'm saying that this is as bad as domestic abuse or something?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
3. Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 30, 2016, 14:10 Quboid
 
It's not friends who are the problem, it's the people who don't realise that you're a human being with feelings and stuff.

I've seen comments on Twitch about a streamer along the lines of "what's this old lady doing here?". I'd guess women are more likely to receive this sort of abuse because to some they are already where they don't belong.

Also, there's old and there's old. AFAIK you're not quite so old as to have novelty value online.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2016, 23:18 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 20:08:
Cutter wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 15:16:
Fuckin tool rentals. I need a hammer drill for 2 concrete walls for furring strips, how much to rent it for four hours? $70 or $100 for the day. I can buy one for that. How do those companies stay in business?
You should have got it from g2a.

I bet drill rental in Thailand is a faction of that price. Maybe he could check it online and try offering that.
 
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News Comments > EF-12- Fighting Game Maker Released
3. Re: EF-12- Fighting Game Maker Released Jul 29, 2016, 18:58 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 14:57:
2 potential issues:

1. Everyone makes a fighting dong game.

2. People use copyrighted IP to make characters.

Thats the idea though..

This is the Tekken version of Spore. The whole idea behind these fighting game creators is to import massive schlongs and have them fight eachother. This game will have every shape of wiener out there imported to it, as well as 3d models from other sexes and male->female conversions.

Check out salty... uh oh, now I've written this joke into a corner. A filthy, jizz-filled corner.
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Trailer
13. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Trailer Jul 29, 2016, 18:36 Quboid
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 17:37:
I would not call putting in a female farmer skin a feature. They could easily model and patch that into previous 2-3 farming sim games.

You could say the same for pretty much any addition in annual iteration simulations.
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Trailer
11. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Trailer Jul 29, 2016, 09:26 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 08:58:
and noticing they made a point of including the new female farmer because feminism...

They probably made a point of including her because it's a video about a new version of their game, they're probably going to feature new stuff - but more significantly, your tone seems to be dismissive of feminism yet if "because feminism" is the reason why games don't ignore women's existence then feminism in video games is very important.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Counter-Strike: GO event pulled from German TV after Munich attack Jul 28, 2016, 23:18 Quboid
 
Edit: On second thought, let's not go there, 'Tis a silly place.

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