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Nickname Quboid
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Description Ein Bürgermeister
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
Total Comments 6023 (Guru)
User ID 10439
 
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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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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Updated Ending Offers Hint?
6. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Updated Ending Offers Hint? Feb 15, 2017, 13:44 Quboid
 
I liked the characters, unlike in the original Watch Dogs. It seems like they should have been annoying but somehow they managed to strike a balance between being silly and being in on the joke.

The stealth system wasn't great and killing hundreds of innocent and not-so-innocent-but-not-deserving-death people jars with the vigilante hacktivist jibe but it's still the best GTA game since San Andreas in my opinion.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Feb 14, 2017, 15:51 Quboid
 
Dev wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 09:33:
Dude obviously doesn't read Valve's interviews or even press releases... where they describe how they went away from using humans in this process BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO DO THE GRUNT WORK.

Valve KNOWS that that would fix it, they did it that way before greenlight. They just choose not to, because no one wants to wheel there desks over. It becomes playing games for a job then, not for fun.
You know all the crazy hats in TF2? That makes the game fun for the devs. So they do it.

This guy is also in denial about the flat management structure, he specifically references it in the story.

Nearly every crazy thing about valve can be explained by these factors, and it all becomes quite logical.

The column does reference Valve's weird structure by saying they "damn well need [job titles]". This seems like a logical solution to me, go back to what worked and get people to look after the store by hiring people to look after the store. Valve can afford it and I think it's in their benefit in the long term.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 17:09 Quboid
 
I see Colbert and BobBob's point about faith in science/reality. I haven't personally checked the maths behind E=mc^2 but I believe it to be true because I have faith in the scientific community to get most things right, and to deal with mistakes in a sensible manner. I have faith, but I don't have blind faith because I could check the maths and I have done for many other formulae. No one tells me I shouldn't ask questions, that science works in mysterious ways, or that I need to get past a paywall to learn what Xenu thinks of my Thetan.

descender wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 14:09:
In the end, we only deny the existence of one more god than you do.

If you destroyed every holy book in the world and waited a thousand years they wouldn't all come back and be exactly the same. If you destroyed every bit of science we have and waited a thousand years it would all come back exactly the same.

I love this clip. It has to be one of the more concise arguments I've seen highlighting the absurdity of believing in any particular religion.

I'm being pedantic because I agree with this in spirit, but I don't think that's strictly true. Our understanding of science is sometimes wrong and different errors would occur in the new science books.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2017, 11:40 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 10:57:
Why do you need an online elevator? Just one more thing for the haxxors to control. I can see it now trapping people in them with ransomware so they can't get out until the pay.

Haha that would never happen ... oh wait!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 10:35 Quboid
 
Good luck on the move. Isn't BlueFarm where Smurfs are bred?  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
4. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 12, 2017, 16:33 Quboid
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Feb 12, 2017, 14:28:
Blame Obama, it was proposed under his watch.

Who do you think proposed this, and when? Do you think Trump should continue this?
 
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