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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2016, 19:24 Quboid
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 16:02:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 12:33:
I never understood people who spent hours buying a car. It should never take you more than 30 minutes to seal the deal.

In no particular order:

* Research the vehicle's cost with the options you want. There are plenty of resources available online that you can cross-reference. I usually go with median -$500 UNLESS I find a screaming deal at a particular dealership.
* Know, down to the penny, how much you want to pay for the vehicle and stick to it. Do not waver.

Can't understand why people spend hours buying a car. Suggests a couple of hours worth of research. Mixed message here.

Cars are usually the second largest investment of cash and credit a person will make after their mortgage. It's worth taking the time and going through the entire process. Otherwise you'll end up trying to reach an imaginary deadline and could make a very expensive mistake.

Burrito meant don't spend hours at the salesroom, that bit of the transaction should be 30 minutes. Do spend plenty of time researching before you go so that you know exactly what you want and what's available when you're there.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
2. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Nov 7, 2016, 19:18 Quboid
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 17:53:
how much fun could farming simulator be?


I kinda want to try it now, given the success. It could be the next Euro Truck Simulator 2.

Does it have Spin Tires style physics yet?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2016, 10:43 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 08:42:
Quboid wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 11:15:
Redmask wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 08:13:
The 13 year tumblr girls are only marginally worse than a pair of liberal men jerking each other off over their moral superiority on the internet. Just you know, for the record and shit.

I'd have to have desperately low standards to get off on feeling morally superior to Cutter.

You've arrived at last.

Oh sorry. I bow to your moral superiority on the internet.
 
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2016, 11:15 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 08:13:
The 13 year tumblr girls are only marginally worse than a pair of liberal men jerking each other off over their moral superiority on the internet. Just you know, for the record and shit.

I'd have to have desperately low standards to get off on feeling morally superior to Cutter.
 
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2016, 23:06 Quboid
 
I didn't forget, there was just too much stupid to process in one go. And yes, blame is shared so it's not only the father's responsibility. I'd have thought that was obvious but I should know better.

SJW = Social Justice Warrior. Someone who pointlessly argues about social issues on the internet ... would use this to describe other people who pointlessly argue about social issues on the internet.

It was meant as a criticism of overly liberal or progressive ideas, much like calling someone a bleeding heart liberal but (as in this case) it is usually just something for idiots to blame everything on. IMHO these people do exist, but calling them SJWs is just mindless.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2016, 18:06 Quboid
 
Dacote wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 12:35:
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 07:00:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 00:23:
So, uh, what went down while I was away? Why all the removed comments?

I think I made the mistake of quoting something I should have know better than to quote.
Me too.

I think so. It's rather a shame it was so angry because the stupidity was something to behold. Cutter's cousin went to jail for not paying child support and who does Cutter blame? People who always blame other people rather than take responsibility for their own actions. Seriously. Also, racism. Of course.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Special Edition Audio Fix Coming
53. Re: Skyrim Special Edition Audio Fix Coming Nov 2, 2016, 22:56 Quboid
 
Thanks Quinn, LittleMe. SkyUI, or an equivalent, is a must have.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 2, 2016, 15:56 Quboid
 
I think UK law is simply that you can't show anyone else's vote, which seems fair enough. The advice given is to do this stuff outside the polling building to ensure you don't accidentally snap someone's ballot sheet, which also helps speed up the process.

I don't think vote buying is affected. It's hard to actually enforce a ban on photos, only distributing them, so emailing a photo as "proof of purchase" wouldn't be affected. Maybe this is different elsewhere but this wouldn't work in the UK anyway - sellers could scam the vote-buyer by requesting a new ballot sheet after taking the photo.
 
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News Comments > Steam Screenshot Policy Change?
15. Re: Steam Screenshot Policy Change? Nov 2, 2016, 10:42 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 08:16:
Quboid wrote on Nov 1, 2016, 22:24:
Bullshots aren't covered by this - they typically claim to be in-game, just not in-the-shipped-game.

If you can't achieve a screenshot in the shipped game then is it not against these guidelines though?

I suppose technically they would be against the guidelines but I don't think Valve will police this beyond removing obvious concept/pre-rendered stuff.
 
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News Comments > Steam Screenshot Policy Change?
11. Re: Steam Screenshot Policy Change? Nov 1, 2016, 22:24 Quboid
 
Bullshots aren't covered by this - they typically claim to be in-game, just not in-the-shipped-game.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Special Edition Audio Fix Coming
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 31, 2016, 12:39 Quboid
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Oct 31, 2016, 11:20:
nin wrote on Oct 31, 2016, 11:07:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 31, 2016, 11:03:
Beyond the upgraded graphics fx and 64 bit exe, there is NO REASON at all to play this.

Besides it being an awesome game, with so much content that it encourages replays.



It's still a good game, but you have to admit that the utter lack of new features and content makes it less interesting of a refresh than it could have been. While the graphic upgrades can look good, the game is also entirely capable of being indistinguishable from the original, particularly when in-doors. All they had to do was add another Dawnguard style DLC to it, i.e. new quests without a new land-mass, and it would have been a major release. But with just inconsistent graphics upgrades? I already have 300 hours in that game, and I'm not sure how many more I want to invest.

Agreed, I don't see any reason to play this because of the Special Edition. I'll give it a go at some point because it is an awesome game with so much content (including DLCs, which are new to me) but I'll wait 6 months until mods are ported and updated if they can take advantage of 64-bit. The SkyUI dev has moved on so I'll wait until either someone else picks up that project or another UI overhaul comes along.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 29, 2016, 16:17 Quboid
 
If a Western government wanted to carry out a false flag event, having conspiracy theorists cry false flag all the time would make it much easier to get away with. Maybe Western governments are getting people to post these precisely for that reason, false 'false flag' flags.

I'm on to you, LittleMe. You're probably a socialist too
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2016, 10:42 Quboid
 
The free upgrade for Skyrim + DLC owners isn't available any more, it expired yesterday.  
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News Comments > Uwe Boll Ending Film Career
7. Re: Uwe Boll Ending Film Career Oct 26, 2016, 11:54 Quboid
 
To be fair, his relatively meagre box office returns don't mean much if DVD/Blu-Ray sales were the money-makers. Were his films even in many cinemas?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 25, 2016, 23:57 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 21:50:
Yeah, and VW will actually pay how much of that? Nothing. It was like the Exxon Valdez. Those fuckers still haven't paid one nickel of the billion they owe and they're the most profitable company on the planet! Criminal behavior on am unparalleled scale here on not one single fucker goes to jail. Unreal!

With just one anecdotal claim, it's fair to say you should take the whole "going around" claim with a grain of sal

Rolleyes

Exxon did pay $900M.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
10. Re: Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies Oct 25, 2016, 23:05 Quboid
 
Graham wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 22:48:
sdgundamx wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 21:09:
TRANSLATION:

"We know there are a lot of suckers who buy into the hype and pre-order our games or buy them on Day 1. But bad reviews cut the rails off our gravy train when they come out before release because people read them and cancel their pre-orders or decide not to buy on Day 1. So, from now on we will make sure there are no reviews until after we have milked our cash cows dry."

They literally say wait for the reviews in their fucking response. How on earth are you coming to this conclusion?

Because sdgundamx and Bethesda both know that plenty of gamers aren't going to wait. It's nice that they're saying the responsible thing here but they're still offering preorder bonuses, still offering preorders and still going to hype their games up as much as they can.

At least companies doing this need to have their servers working at launch.
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 17 Sprouts
11. Re: Farming Simulator 17 Sprouts Oct 25, 2016, 11:50 Quboid
 
I laughed at these games until I played Euro Truck Simulator 2 for many hours. That was relaxing to play while watching something on TV and I imagine this could be the same.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 24, 2016, 18:05 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 17:22:
Beamer wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 16:35:
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 15:45:
Cutter wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 14:36:
They're great tools for B&E artists to scope out and see if anyone is home, see where everything is.

This is actually some pretty scary shit right there.

Has this been done even once?

Just once.

I don't know. Has it?

Apparently yes and we're never going to know about more successful ones.

I don't think it would be practical very often. It's a bit like Google Glass, I can see the privacy concerns but they're too obvious for spying. The cameras we don't see or hear are the real problem IMHO.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2016, 14:03 Quboid
 
The actual Edge features are useless gimmicks but it gives the phone an excellent screen:physical size ratio, which is why I got one. I have less trouble with my palm touching the screen than I had expected.

It's not that fragile, I dropped mine about two feet and the glass on the back shattered, not the front. I was delighted, as you can imagine
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 23, 2016, 16:09 Quboid
 
I'm surprised Civ 6 isn't on here.  
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