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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 8, 2016, 23:05 Quboid
 
This clueless n00b too. That's a pretty sweet monitor, but the stuff about burn-in in CJ_Parker's PCWorld article isn't the sort of stuff that $4,999 should buy you.

It seems OLED monitors are finally becoming a thing. It's taken a lot longer to get to this point than I thought it would, and it still has some way to go.
 
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News Comments > BOID Released
2. Re: BOID Released Jul 8, 2016, 22:57 Quboid
 
Yay, I've been released! I'm free after serving 18 months for E.A.*

* Excessive Assault, when the judge agrees that someone deserved a good kicking but you took it too far.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2016, 21:19 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 20:07:
Quboid wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 14:22:
Anyone here sprechen Deutsch or Turkish? eRe4s3r?

How is the name 'Can' (as in Emre Can) pronounced by German football commentators? Khan, San, Jan, Chan (like in 'channel')? British commentators usually pronounce it Chan but it varies and they frequently suck at foreign names anyway.

Soft ch with a note of T in there, like Japanese "chan" yes but if you say it like that you are missing a sharp sound at the beginning that is kinda like a very short t that flows directly into the chan.

Anyway, have to say we lost that game deservedly...

Thanks. I think British commentators are too soft on the ch sound.
 
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News Comments > Windows Gaming Survey
7. Re: Windows Gaming Survey Jul 8, 2016, 21:00 Quboid
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jul 8, 2016, 20:58:
I was disappointed that they tried to keep the word association game positive. I really had to dig to find something positive to check about Razer, Xbox, and Microsoft.

I passive aggressively labelled the Xbox as "For Everyone" but not "For Gamers".
 
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News Comments > Windows Gaming Survey
6. Re: Windows Gaming Survey Jul 8, 2016, 20:59 Quboid
 
"Approximately how much did you spend on your gaming PC when you first purchased it?"

Erm, should I adjust for inflation? This PC is about 20 years old, but...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2016, 14:22 Quboid
 
Anyone here sprechen Deutsch or Turkish? eRe4s3r?

How is the name 'Can' (as in Emre Can) pronounced by German football commentators? Khan, San, Jan, Chan (like in 'channel')? British commentators usually pronounce it Chan but it varies and they frequently suck at foreign names anyway.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 12:24 Quboid
 
Thank you Blue!  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jul 6, 2016, 11:16 Quboid
 
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News Comments > CS: GO Gambling Scam
17. Re: Buying digital skins has never been PHUNNER. Jul 4, 2016, 18:06 Quboid
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 4, 2016, 16:52:
The system we have now is far worse than not having it. You're expressing fear of the unknown which is not rational. You're implying that change is bad when you agree the system is evil. That's double think.

Do your lights work? Can you buy food at a nearby shop? If your house is on fire, can you phone someone to come and deal with it? Will roaming bands of outlaws loot your house? If the answer to all four of these is "no", then you have a point: there's no reason to fear the unknown when things can only get better.

If not, wreaking the present system without having something else in mind is stupid. If you don't believe me, ask the smouldering ruins of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove's political careers.
 
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News Comments > CS: GO Gambling Scam
10. Re: CS: GO Gambling Scam Jul 4, 2016, 15:18 Quboid
 
Fion wrote on Jul 4, 2016, 13:46:
The problem with blaming Valve is that they are hardly the only game developer that makes RNG loot crates that look just like gambling on a slot machine and were most definitely not the first to do so. If you sued them for it, you'd have to sue 95% of all mobile game and 100% of all card game developers.

Does any of this matter? It is Valve who allegedly facilitated gambling for these parents' children, so these parents sue Valve. If other parents of other children have a problem with other developers, they are free to sue and if 95% of mobile game devs are guilty then so be it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2016, 10:52 Quboid
 
It's not suspicion of a conspiracy, it's cynicism based on how badly scientific stuff gets reported.

Looking at the article RedEye9 linked to - I notice that among the signs of stress, they don't list tail wagging, trying to lick their owner's face or clamber on to their lap despite being over 20Kg dammit Pippen you're not a pup anymore oh alright then just this once.

There are times when my dog doesn't want to be hugged, and of course few people he wants a hug from. Perhaps some lousy owners give their dogs reason to feel intimidated. Perhaps using random photos isn't as representative as you might think because they share one characteristic - they're photos. How many of these dogs were being held in an unfamiliar way, hugged for uncomfortably long, or being told confusing things about looking a particular direction?

Not a hug but one time some random kid, about 8 years old, walked up to my dog (he was also over 20Kg) and planted a kiss on his head. The kid's dumbass mother laughed until my relative who was walking the dog pointed out that as neither she nor her child knew anything about the dog, it was only luck that she wasn't calling an ambulance for her mauled son.

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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
19. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 3, 2016, 12:13 Quboid
 
It's too early to call Star Citizen a failure but not too early for it to drag down confidence in crowd funding. Where the funding actually happens doesn't matter.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 2, 2016, 10:26 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Jul 2, 2016, 10:11:
Am I misunderstanding or do these rules state that people aren't allowed to eat junk food on stream?

It looks like you can't have a stream about junk food. Sipping an energy drink while gaming isn't banned.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2016, 14:02 Quboid
 
I don't have a clue what Lyme disease is but the tone of your post and the comments here is positive so yay!

The people of LA are damn cold going by that safety video. Seeing that and just stepping over the stricken body? Damn cold.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2016, 09:56 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 20:02:
And then did the snitch thing and got the cops

Are you serious?

I think you meant "And then belatedly did the mature, civilised thing and got the cops".
 
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News Comments > The Orion Project Asset Theft Follow-up
6. Re: The Orion Project Asset Theft Follow-up Jun 30, 2016, 17:19 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 12:23:
and goes into the reasons this project has had to deal with so many accusations of art theft over the course of its development.

I'm just spitballing here, but you know... because you stole the art?

Laugh

Probably worth checking out that angle first, yeah.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 16:56 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 16:01:
nin wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 15:35:
I'm always leery of these videos, as you never know what went on before they started recording...

It's just one motorcyclist who is going to learn the hard way that a go pro is not the same as driving defensively. Going up against a car is stooopid, no matter who has the right of way, plain and simple.

Fair points. I did wonder what happened after the recording too, maybe the cop wasn't so impressed by the cyclist's behaviour - while I understand getting angry and 'exchanging views', he should have ceded the space and not insisted on taking his place.

Good point too HorrorScope. Not sure we're all bad drivers but it is one of those things that by its nature we tend not to notice when we do it.

I mean, if I'm a bad driver because I don't notice things, how could I know? If I nearly run someone down while browsing Facebook, how could I possibly know I am a bad driver? Joke!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 15:31 Quboid
 
theglaze wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 14:52:
Yelling at this woman is going to shed years of bad habits and make her a better driver?

No, it's going to release some of the stress that comes from some idiot who doesn't realise/care that your body is the crumple zone. The bad habits would be for law enforcement to deal with.

theglaze wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 14:52:
Riders like this often have double standards by speeding, filtering, or lane splitting when they think it's looks 'safe' to them. Dig through that GoPro footage and I bet he's got enough evidence on himself for a fine or charge. But when someone's crosses him,, 'fuck you' for threatening my life.

This guy could, potentially, be a hypocrite. Hypothetically, this could be the case. I don't think that means as much as you presumably do.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 12:45 Quboid
 
I've never driven a motorbike but I imagine I would be pretty quick to object to someone using their car to intimidate me out of their way. If you don't want to hear salty language, don't threaten someone with serious physical injury because you want to save literally half a second.

It's not up to the cop to believe the biker or not. I'm sure there are plenty of times when cops have to disregard nonsense being told to them but a sober citizen reporting a traffic violation should not be one of those times.

If I wanted to be cynical (which I don't think is called for here but hey), it could be that when the cop heard that it was on camera, he thought that this would be an easy job: she presumably won't fight this in court or anything.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 28, 2016, 11:27 Quboid
 
Microsoft has clearly learned that its ambition to have one billion machines running Windows 10 isn't worth losing a massive class action lawsuit over.  
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