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Description Ein Bürgermeister
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 9, 2017, 16:50 Quboid
 
I think it's fair to credit Apple with inventing the smartphone as we know it today. It was a disruptive technology which made PDAs and previous smartphones obsolete, bringing smartphones to the masses and not just professionals and geeks.

I don't know if any single part was new but all inventions are largely made by combining previous ones. In a sense, that's what R&D means: research other stuff, design your own product based on that.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2017, 16:25 Quboid
 
That saying about The Velvet Underground - they didn't sell many records but everyone who bought one started a band - could almost apply to David Bowie for me. I didn't listen to him much, but I think half the bands I to listen to either worked with him or were heavily influenced by him.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jan 6, 2017, 23:59 Quboid
 
Dacote wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 21:04:
NMS only brought in $43 million, sweet.

From a completely cynical point of view, they have handled this brilliantly. The things they're criticised for: misleading videos, missing features, limited post-release communication; all to their benefit with basically no consequences apart from getting paid.
 
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News Comments > Frontier Developments Sues ATARI Over Royalties
15. Offtopic Jan 3, 2017, 18:02 Quboid
 
Beamer, do you still recommend the Fractal Design Define R5 case?  
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4. Re: etc., etc. Jan 3, 2017, 00:38 Quboid
 
They used footage from Fallout as stock footage. It is not "to show how Russians hack".  
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News Comments > Op Ed
40. Re: Into the Black Jan 2, 2017, 14:54 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 12:41:
You're really, really reaching to spin his tetras comments in a way that can gleefully confirm your opinion of him.

Someone on Twitter challenged the idea that all art, and therefore games, are political, by pointing out tetris. He then rose to it by reading into the politics of tetras, accurately pointing out that releasing a game in the US with soviet music in the 1980s was politically loaded. Back when anything Russian was heavily demonized.

That's a very neutral thing, and hard to dispute. I'm no kuchera fan, but you're working overdrive to find ways to not challenge your own opinion. The sites that claimed he was saying it would brainwash you or were deliberately made as propaganda are aggressively anti intellectual.

Kuchera got some minor factual details wrong, but AFAIK that's it. Parallax Abstraction, is there more to this?

El Pit, I don't know what your point is. That has nothing to do with what I said.

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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Jan 2, 2017, 09:25 Quboid
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 09:14:
sdgundamx wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 07:47:
It's still baffling to me how there are people on this site who want to stick their fingers in their ears and pretend there isn't a problem with character representation in video games (and all media, really).

There isn't, talk about FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. How about you use that brain and morality to solve actual problems. Where does having girls in videogames fall on the list of worlds most pressing problems?

Reality is your a moralist and a bad one, most people complaining about gender in entertainment are stupid. Just like religious folks and old people claimed rockin roll was the devil and comic books are signs of moral degeneration.

The reality is art is limitless it shouldn't be made to cater to anyone's moral compass.

So you agree that there is a problem, but you don't think it is as bad as the problems people third world countries typically face?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 1, 2017, 17:11 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 16:52:
El Pit wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 11:46:
Cpmartins wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 11:41:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 23:11:
butthurt middle aged men of bluesnews are gonna butthurt
You forgot "white". Can't skip that one.

Because people with non-european roots respect women's rights better, right?

Well obviously. We're all that's evil in the world, as we're all rich, privileged and have absolutely no problems whatsoever. Everyone else are all paragons of what's good and right in the world.

Or maybe because this board is predominantly made up of middle aged white men? That's true and the obvious meaning to Cpmartins and SMA's posts.

El Pit, you must have noticed that a few of these people think non-white and/or non-male representation in video games doesn't matter, while clearly thinking it's very important that it doesn't matter. If you haven't, meet Cutter.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Into the Black Jan 1, 2017, 17:06 Quboid
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 14:20:
If a piece of art offends you, you have two options: Don't consume it or make your own that tells what you want it to and make it successful. Whining in an op-ed is the worst kind of slacktivism. But doing real work to invoke change is hard.

So only talented and lucky artists can make worthwhile points? Knowledge of the subject doesn't matter?

Setting out your case in an op-ed is a perfectly good way to debate and is not slacktivism, not when it is well written and well researched (at least, I don't see any factual errors). Slacktivism is signing a petition or sharing something on social media and telling yourself you've done something. Writing a column is actually doing something, even if this guy choose to do something stupid.
 
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News Comments > Steam Award Winners
30. Re: Steam Award Winners Jan 1, 2017, 12:48 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 02:26:
Also ETS 2 under sit back and relax? WTF? Nobody who voted that ever did a long distance delivery with traffic on.

I think I voted for ETS2 there, I think it's very relaxing. Granted, I was never too bothered about the occasional crash or speeding ticket.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Jan 1, 2017, 12:42 Quboid
 
What do you guys think the reaction would be if a cartoon was made today for young children which took this approach to gender roles? What would be your reaction?

The article is about a 6 year old girl. No one is calling you a hater, NewMaxx, presumably "family-friendly" isn't a concern for you.

This is making a mountain out of a molehill IMHO but it's not completely baseless.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2016, 22:51 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 18:56:
loomy wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 18:07:
As for forum upgrades, I wish we could get some kind of upvote or 'like' or something. Or maybe something that shows how many times it's been viewed

don't do any of this

The Half Elf wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 18:55:
FUCK UPVOTE/DOWNVOTE. KEEP IT SIMPLE. When you confuckulate a perfectly simple system you're asking for more bullshit then was previously intended/desired.

Well, fine, we can vote on it then! I put a vote up for my gradients idea a long time ago and it's still there...if this like/upvote thing is something that Frans/Blue would consider, I propose another vote, which I can also put up. How about that?

EDIT: It doesn't even have to be a 'LIke'/Upvote, just something that says I read your post or agreed or I dunno, something...you guys are pretty smart, think of something cool!


=-Rigs-=

I used to be in favour of a up/down vote system but not anymore, they encourage echo chambers.

A 'like' system, some way to agree with a post or thank a poster, would be nice. An acknowledgement, rather than a popularity contest.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Dec 31, 2016, 09:47 Quboid
 
Dacote wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 09:19:
Quboid wrote on Dec 30, 2016, 23:32:
Hey Beamer, what is that computer case you recommend?
i just finished a build using a Fractal Design R5, OMFG is it a sweet case.

That's the one! Thank you!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Dec 30, 2016, 23:32 Quboid
 
Hey Beamer, what is that computer case you recommend?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2016, 10:52 Quboid
 
Sorry for your loss, nin. Awful year.  
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News Comments > Vaporware Awards
42. Re: Vaporware Awards Dec 27, 2016, 23:29 Quboid
 
Dacote wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 21:20:
It can't be a ponzi scheme by any definition because it's not a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a nonexistent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors.
1. The game is not nonexistent.
2. It's not an investment enterprise.
3. There are no investors.
4. Returns, in the form of money, were never part of the deal.

I've referred to Star Citizen as a ponzi scheme before because it seems like new 'investment' is needed to keep previous 'investors' happy that the project is going somewhere but you're correct and it doesn't stand up to scrutiny. I don't think it's actually a scam, just something that's got out of control.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 27, 2016, 13:24 Quboid
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 13:10:
subjectively - it certainly seems like 2016 had the most celebrity deaths of any year... ever? Gotta wonder if thats just due to having more celebrities around, or what.. but yeh - shit was crazy

I wonder if someone counted it all up and did some comparative research

The BBC did a brief, unscientific study that shows a steady increase in celebrity deaths. I suspect it's because about 60 years ago when television started to become influential the number of celebrities, particularly young adults, increased. So it's only going to get worse. Happy Holidays everyone.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 27, 2016, 13:03 Quboid
 
Carrie Fisher has died aged 60. RIP  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: More sales Dec 27, 2016, 00:36 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 26, 2016, 22:50:
Hmmm, someone needs to explain this one to me...

I have The Crew, which I got through uPlay (don't judge me! ). I paid for it before it went F2P...or so I thought it went F2P. Fast Forward to yesterday and I get an e-mail from STEAM that one the games on my wishlist was on sale - The Crew! (I guess I forgot to take it off my wishlist after I bought it, since it wasn't through STEAM) They're charging $14.99 (normally $29.99) for a F2P game? WTF? Am I missing something here?!


=-Rigs-=

Looks like it was free for a month. It costs on Steam and Uplay now, but there's a 2 hour trial on Uplay.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2016, 15:05 Quboid
 
Happy Christmas!  
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