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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 23, 2016, 19:57 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 23, 2016, 11:19:
Apple won this round.

I feel like the FBI won this round. They didn't get properly smacked down in court, now this issue will come up again and the general population won't care as much.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 22, 2016, 20:21 Quboid
 
I have the phone in my pocket nearly all the time so the always-on display is normally off but when I want to check the time saving one button press isn't a big deal and I doubt waking the phone is really much of a battery hog either. It's a tiny benefit for a tiny loss.  
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News Comments > Steam Running on Android
2. Re: Steam Running on Android Mar 22, 2016, 12:12 Quboid
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 11:16:
Yes, playing your steam games that require GPU and CPU horsepower far outstripping any hardware that Android supports sure makes sense...[not]...;)

Yes I would imagine Papers Please would bring an 8-core 2.3Ghz phone to its knees (not).

I'm not sure how much use this is unless laptops running Android become a thing for equivalent control. Maybe I've missed a trend, I hadn't heard of Remix OS before.

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 20, 2016, 20:33 Quboid
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 20, 2016, 15:52:
If the focus on consequences to a specific identity group upsets you, then just replace "LGBTQ issues" with "the security of your banking data" in the headline and perhaps the case will feel more relevant to you personally.

That is my problem with this. It makes a reasonable case in my opinion, but it really comes down to bad security particularly affecting oppressed groups - so making it about specifically about LGBTQ feels a bit like somebody wanting to insert themselves into the conversation. This principle applies to everybody, albeit with varying potential consequences.

Security is an LGBTQ issue that is worth discussing in some circles, but Apple's fight with the FBI isn't especially relevant to this group.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 20, 2016, 18:03 Quboid
 
Osc8r wrote on Mar 20, 2016, 17:37:
JohnBirshire wrote on Mar 20, 2016, 15:30:
I have been having a blast playing The Culling. It is one of the most intense games I've played in a very long time. Not for the feint of heart though, you have to be really good to survive a 16 player FFA. If you're below average or average in skill, might not be a good buy for you, but still fun to watch on www.twitch.tv

It's on the top of my list - i'm really loving these types of games at the moment. But i just can't pull myself away from BR/KOTK mode in H1Z1! Still gotta try the free BR mode in ARK too!

It seems like a good game mode, whatever it's called, the shrinking Free-For-All. Battle Royale? I've rarely found teamwork satisfying on public servers so a good FFA game could hit the spot.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 20, 2016, 15:11 Quboid
 
That's an interesting read. Patreon for nin?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Fernando Alonso Walks Away From Devastating Wreck Mar 20, 2016, 14:36 Quboid
 
Look at the state of Alonso's car after that Shocked Shocked

It's a miracle of modern engineering that he walked away.
 
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News Comments > 101 Ways to Die Released
3. Re: 101 Ways to Die Released Mar 19, 2016, 00:27 Quboid
 
GinRummy wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 19:56:
No laughs for the "A Million Ways to Die in the West" reference? It was such a goo... such a g... OK, so it wasn't a good movie, but I chuckled a few times.

That smash-hit multi-Oscar winning classic came to my mind too, but I haven't actually seen it so I couldn't really comment. I haven't read up on its reaction either, but I assume anything by Seth MacFarlane will be very well received.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 18:07 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 17:59:
Comparing Beamers comment history with Cutters, the latter wins with the most * REMOVED * This comment was deleted ... posts.
He's not one to be asking others to ignore someone.

Self awareness really isn't Cutter's strong suit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 16:07 Quboid
 
yonder wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 12:39:
I made it all the way to "nor is Chuck Lorre ever accused of 'nerd appropriation'," threw up my hands, and quit reading. I mean wow... just wow...

Especially as, in a previous part of the exact same sentence, this author complained about people accusing Chuck Lorre of nerd appropriation in the wrong way. Seriously, that sentence is "why are these people not being accused (and while I'm on the subject, stop accusing them in that way)". What?!

Cultural appropriate can be crass and ignorant but at the same time, some of the complaints seem patronising. Yes, Katy Perry dressing up like a geisha isn't the height of cultural sophistication. So? Is Japanese culture so fragile? Can it not be touched without those gloves that historians use to open old books? This seems like benevolent racism like treating women like princesses is benevolent sexism.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2016, 11:03 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 10:51:
I'm totally down with the Patreon, but I have no idea what an amount would be (per person) that would help.

Same and same. $5 a month? That's not a whole lot but it's surely more than my ad views would be worth.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Launch Lineups Mar 16, 2016, 22:15 Quboid
 
There's a disappointing lack of overlap with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive launch line-ups. If different content is going to work with different headsets, I'm sure I won't be alone in waiting to see where the content ends up.

I'd much rather wait than back the wrong horse at $600+ but if lots of people do that, the ecosystem won't get going.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
14. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 16, 2016, 18:21 Quboid
 
Telling Siri/etc "I want to commit suicide" is not the same as asking "How should I commit suicide?". It is the person acknowledging that they have a problem and need assistance, that they don't *want* to *want* to commit suicide. It's their last grasp of reality calling out for help. That's not an easy topic to bring up with your parents or your partner or even your adult child if that's all you have left.

Having a system that is supposed to interact in a relatively human manner respond by calming giving them information from a suitable regional support organisation seems like a perfectly appropriate response. It's not analysing or coaching, just understanding what a cry for help looks like.


Narf2029 wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 15:15:
It's not a rational impasse that logic can defeat.

QFT. People with mental health problems don't always act rationally and it's irrational to expect them to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
22. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 14, 2016, 17:51 Quboid
 
ElPolloDiablo wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 17:41:
Zoopster wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 12:32:
"nVIDIA GeForce GTX 970"
"allows me to run most of the games I like with moderate to high detail"

These two statements in one post makes me thing that he is either disingenuous with his facts or isn't too familiar with PC gaming. I also have a GTX 970 running on a similar box and I play all new releases at ultra/very high at 1080p 60fps. This isn't just anecdotal talk here either. Just look up benchmarks for the GTX 970 and you'll see the same.

The Xbone and PS4 both run FIFA 16 at 1080p @ 60FPS. I run FIFA 16 at 1440p @ 150+ FPS, with antialiasing, with a 1080p YouTube video also running on another monitor.

Unless the console versions of FIFA are really holding back, the Geforce GTX 970 absolutely blows them both away - and as FIFA was developed for the consoles (the PC port was, until recently, from the PS3/360 version) I can't imagine they are.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 14, 2016, 17:13 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 14:08:
Why not put the TV and surround stereo cost in on the consoles end to? Since well it would need both as well and I don't have those already.

I don't agree with much of what Zoopster says, but I can see the logic behind not counting the cost of a television and such like. This doesn't apply to you or me, but I think for the average family, buying a PC for gaming means buying a new monitor. Buying a console for gaming does not mean buying a new TV.

I say average family; of course there's all kinds. They could have an old PC with a adequate monitor. They might have an old standard-def TV (and I presume HD is pretty much required for consoles). There is surely countless exceptions but I believe that it is fair to say that, typically, getting into gaming via consoles does not require a new screen while gaming into gaming via PCs does.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 13, 2016, 15:59 Quboid
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 14:23:
First they beat a man at chess, then they beat a Chinese person at Go. Next the AI storms the Capital's of the world with Deadly Disneyland Animatronic's and massive lumbering automobile manufacturing machines!

Madness I tell you! madness!

Google's AI even knows geography! We're doomed! Alright so it probably has beaten a Chinese person at some point to but that's not what you meant! :-)
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 12, 2016, 22:39 Quboid
 
Dev wrote on Mar 12, 2016, 07:44:
Quboid wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 21:47:
They're not fine with publishing child porn, he was obviously being flippant. I'm pretty sure this is an imaginary line because the real line is 18.

(Tipsy McStagger, wut? ...why?)
If he's being flippant, is that really a good choice to do in front of a JURY AND SWORN TESTIMONY?
I give it 50/50 he was being honest.
In either case, it just shows how big of a pile of crap he is.

It's arrogant, presumably because he is a giant douche-nozzle, but that's not illegal. I don't know where the line is with regards to contempt of court but something that is clearly joking, sarcastic or mocking doesn't constitute breaking the oath of truth.

I'm reminded of that scene in The Social Network where Rashida Jones basically tells "Mark Zuckerberg" that he's too dislikeable to face a jury. Popularity must not be part of Gawker's defence.


SmyTTor wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 23:52:
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Poe's Law
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Patch
19. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Patch Mar 12, 2016, 22:27 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 12, 2016, 17:40:
SlimRam wrote on Mar 12, 2016, 02:04:
Looks like CJ has made a new friend
I fear we may be witnessing the reincarnation of El Capitan Harlock

Huh, he finally got thrown out? Big surprise.
 
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News Comments > EverQuest Next Cancelled
16. Re: EverQuest Next Cancelled Mar 11, 2016, 19:53 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 17:56:
Posted this last year on another thread.

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This is the last time I back early access / crowdfunded video games. Brood

Did you get the refund?

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News Comments > HITMAN Released
6. Re: HITMAN Released Mar 11, 2016, 17:25 Quboid
 
Clancy wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 16:47:
This makes no sense... they expect people to keep paying for missions?
Stop this madness, and say hell no!

HITMAN starts with a Prologue Mission and a Paris location on March 11th, followed by the next location, set in Italy releasing in April and then Morocco releasing in May. From there HITMAN will deliver regular monthly content updates, including three additional locations; Thailand, the US and Japan until the season concludes in Japan later in 2016. In addition it features weekly live events and additional planned content in-between the monthly updates.

It's episodic, they're not asking full price for each bit. You can pay a one-off price at typical AAA price if you prefer, but you only get the content as the episode becomes available (i.e. when it is finished).

I don't like this much but Hitman has always been at its best when each mission is largely a self contained story so this is far from the worst franchise to go this way. It helps the disconnected coldness of Agent 47 when each mission is ultimately just "kill this person because you're being paid to".
 
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