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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2017, 12:11 Quboid
 
BobBob wrote on May 5, 2017, 18:40:
Dear Brits,

Here's a song to celebrate your election results.

Hey it could be worse. These elections aren't as important as next month's and the sooner Labour hit rock bottom, the sooner they can rebuild. Also UKIP got wiped out, hopefully they'll go away permanently now that they got their Brexit.

The Conservatives will win the General Election too. There's basically no opponent, the only other half-competent party is the SNP and they're only in Scotland. There are no parties I like who can actually achieve anything, I just hope the Liberal Democrats will gain enough to return to being vaguely relevant.

I'm in Northern Ireland, we have our own parties and our own issues that the rest of the UK wants little to do with and I don't blame them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 5, 2017, 19:42 Quboid
 
LittleMe wrote on May 5, 2017, 18:17:
If you're expecting the government to help keep your internet activities private..... Just don't. They don't love you. Politicians want power and money and fame. Encrypt your traffic with a vpn. Of course then a vpn provider could sell the data too. Be wary of what you do. If someone really wants traffic data they can probably get it. It's a public network. Expect an ongoing struggle for privacy. Browser plug ins are helping a lot.

The government will never be anything like adequate for proper privacy, but we should take democratic measures as well as our own technical measures. Make this way of business as difficult and unprofitable as possible. Politicians want reelected, that means people need to give a shit.
 
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22. Re: etc., etc. Apr 29, 2017, 14:13 Quboid
 
Asmodai wrote on Apr 29, 2017, 10:07:
5 years to make 5 hours of content...

/golfclap

In 2015, it was estimated that she already raised $440,000 for tropes, which means that it cost $1466 bucks odd a minute ignoring any funding after that point (couldn't find an accurate total figure).

When you look at channels like Jimquisition/Cynical Brit etc, in the same period of time, these people have churned out hundreds of hours of content completely free of charge. Hell, Blue will have spent more time maintaining this site in the last 5 years, I'd hazard a guess he didn't make 88 grand a year from Bluesnews revenue (might be completely off base of course but I sincerely doubt it).

People can line up to defend her as much as they like over the content (and while I think she's a professional victim, hack and a flagrant bullshit artist, there are a couple of points that are relevant), but the financials and the complete disregard for fulfilling her promise to her backers whenever it got in the way of running off to play up her victim status or show up for paid appearances was and will always be complete bullshit.

This is a whole lot of apples versus oranges.

The content of the videos is completely different, most of Jim Sterling's content is him talking over gameplay footage. Hollywood spends $100M and only gets 2 hours of content.

Tropes vs. Women in Video Games is "completely free of charge" as well. They raise money primarily on Patreon, the same place Jim Sterling is currently making $144k a year.

What promise did they not fulfil?

Could you give a source for that $440,000 claim? They received $440k in donations in 2014, which is a completely different thing.
 
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20. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 15:19 Quboid
 
There are secure people who disagree with her, but I think it has a lot to do with insecurity in most of her critics. There are many people who say they disagree with her but fail to make any actual points, or make points that demonstrate that they don't actually know what she is saying.

Most of what I've seen or heard about her comes from Bluesnews and the majority of complaints against her here have been people complaining that she uses examples to illustrate her point or that she - the head of a charity - does fundraising. This nonsense is insecure little children who can't handle criticism of their hobby, who can't handle criticism of themselves, and who have no sense of perspective (plus the misogynists, and if you think sexism has nothing do with the reaction I've got a bridge to sell you). There were people who thought she's the next Jack Thompson; that's far from the worst but it's the most illustrative of how demented these people are - to them, someone who records their opinion and posts it to YouTube is the same as the person who tried to have an entire medium censored.

The industry is more progressive now than 5 years ago, but that's when she started and she has sure as hell spurred plenty of debate. If only secure people disagreed with her, she would have faded into irrelevance (like in the movie industry, apparently) so I suppose she should share credit with the people who would be appalled at the idea she deserves any credit.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 17:11 Quboid
 
No Man's Sky too, and I think he said afterwards that nobody could have seen that coming. He seems patient and well-meaning but much too trusting. Maybe too patient as well, given that "the Bible says the Bible's true" posts aren't going to convert anyone here.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 16:45 Quboid
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 15:34:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 14:38:
Gerrymandering Has a Solution After All—It's Called Math.

I heard about this the other day on some radio show. Good stuff. Gerrymandering is a huge issue, as Republicans control the house and senate despite voters actually casting more votes for Dem candidates.

We solved it. Thumbsup

Interesting, thanks for the link. Do you think it works?

This seems like a big problem in the US but it's like money in politics - how do you fix something when the people with the power to change it are the people who benefit? Voter suppression too, Republicans love lying about illegal votes so that they can justify deliberately demonising, disenfranchising, and discriminating against minorities.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 25, 2017, 11:40 Quboid
 
.watch a worth definitely ,excellent is Memento  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Apr 24, 2017, 23:47 Quboid
 
Blue wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 22:30:
Quboid wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 20:51:
In Bruce Springsteen's song My Hometown, what is a "light"? A traffic light, a bonfire, some New Jersey thing?

Two cars at a light on a Saturday night in the back seat there was a gun
Words were passed in a shotgun blast
Troubled times had come
To my hometown

Traffic light. Don't know if it's regional, but they're just called lights around here in that context.

Thanks. I'm used to "the lights" referring to the junction but not "light" singular for a traffic light so I was wondering if this was some old American thing like drive-in theatres. I assume all you guys grew up like in Porky's until the 80's.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 24, 2017, 20:51 Quboid
 
In Bruce Springsteen's song My Hometown, what is a "light"? A traffic light, a bonfire, some New Jersey thing?

Two cars at a light on a Saturday night in the back seat there was a gun
Words were passed in a shotgun blast
Troubled times had come
To my hometown
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 23, 2017, 15:17 Quboid
 
Blahman wrote on Apr 23, 2017, 15:02:
Congrats to PLAYERUNKNOWN and Bluehole for PUBG beating out KotK on the top 10 peak concurrent players: https://twitter.com/BattleRoyaleMod/status/856164010198056960

Top 10 concurrent players of all time, that's very impressive. I'm surprised KotK is there and NMS, disgustingly successful.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2017, 13:08 Quboid
 
NetHead wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 11:23:
The thing that still gets me about this is how all the news is about the release/distribution of the information, as if that cost the election. Rather than the contents of the information itself.

Anyone who changed their vote due to it did so because of the information, not because of its release or the means by which it was released.

It's like a philanderer who blames the person who informed their spouse for their failed relationship rather than their own actions.

The news and the DNC seem to blatantly ignore that, the important part, the problem, and instead focus on a good old bogeyman.

If I lived in the US I would probably care about the contents of the DNC emails and the inner machinations of that party, but from an international point of view the ability of a rival foreign nation to influence an election is a big deal. The information matters, sure, but Russia doesn't have your best interests in mind.

I feel like this is what happens when people think RT is a credible news source. I don't know if you do, NetHead, but they're out there, influencing discussion.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2017, 12:47 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 23, 2017, 12:21:
Wait -- why is Trump going after Assange? I thought he loved WikiLeaks?

It reminds me of the story about Mongols getting through the Great Wall of China. They bribed some gate-keepers, got their armies past the gates, and then executed the gate-keepers because they can't be trusted.

"Thanks for your help undermining the establishment, but now that we're in power we can't have someone out there capable of undermining the establishment."
 
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News Comments > Activision Classics on Steam
11. Re: Activision Classics on Steam Apr 19, 2017, 23:54 Quboid
 
MacLeod wrote on Apr 19, 2017, 19:04:
Also... Spycraft? Damn... you mean there's a version of that game that actually runs now? A couple years back I tried to get my copy to work and couldn't. hmmm.

Spycraft! I played Spycraft for an hour or two when it came out and I was blown away, but I didn't know it's name. I often thought about that amazing game and I was baffled that no one else who tried it seemed to like or even remember it for long.

I found the name about a decade later and bought the CDs on Ebay. IIRC I used a VM running Win95 to get it to run. It looked dated when I finally played it through - and that was a while ago - but otherwise it held up pretty well. It's a great concept and I can't think of another game like it. I've forgotten enough of the plot to make it worth playing through again.
 
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Patch Tomorrow
15. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Patch Tomorrow Apr 19, 2017, 23:24 Quboid
 
Thanks for the feedback. I suppose there's no rapport when playing solo on public servers, so switching server isn't a problem.

My approach to Early Access is that I'm buying what's available now. Player Unknown has a decent reputation (not that I know much about them) which is nice but doesn't mean that much. There have been quite a few reports of performance issues so I'll wait to see the reaction to this patch. £26.99 is a lot for an unfinished game.
 
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Patch Tomorrow
10. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Patch Tomorrow Apr 19, 2017, 18:13 Quboid
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Apr 19, 2017, 16:55:
Frijoles wrote on Apr 19, 2017, 15:24:
MacLeod wrote on Apr 19, 2017, 15:18:
It's much more quick playing and round based than an open world game like you mentioned.

How quick is a round?
3 minutes to ~30 minutes. Depending on how quick you die.

What happens when you die, are you a spectator? This seems like it would suck for anyone who dies early and faces a 30 minute respawn timer. Are you expected to quit and join another server?

It's a shame it's in Early Access. By the time it is released, the player base will be experienced and quite possibly past its peak.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 18, 2017, 18:21 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 15:11:
Pigeon wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 14:36:
I'll believe he's done something when he actually does something, and I don't mean a vague executive order that's the equivalent of 'we're looking into it.'

Yep.

Same, but I think this is something he might be able to improve if the people around him actually want to.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2017, 17:16 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 17:02:
descender wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 16:17:
That's just one of my pet peeves having listened to this conversation in offices all my life. Way too many people seem to think that you can earn "too much", end up paying more in taxes and "take home less"... it's just mathematically impossible for that to happen. They think that if you earn $20001 then every penny you earned gets taxes at the higher rate and that's not how it works.
You are right, many people don't understand this. The language used around the tax brackets is often incorrect and helps with the confusion.

I'm pretty sure German tax works the same way. The UK is the same, and it's also frequently misunderstood. There are some complexities but no one is given a pay rise that lowers their take-home.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 18, 2017, 00:13 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 22:55:
This is gonna get good.

Blaming video games worked for ratings back during Columbine. So they're going back to the well.

He doesn't blame video games for the shooting, he's comparing the viral video's perspective to FPSs. It's a dumb comparison and a rather meaningless point, but that's what happens when you've got 24 hours of news content to produce. The 'Fuck you CNN' reaction looks like the usual persecution complex.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2017, 16:46 Quboid
 
Blue wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 11:17:
He's 12-1/2 years old now

Bloody hell, what?!

I've never really thought about it but I imagined him being a young dog. I'm not sure why that surprises me so much but it seems like you were talking about him as a pup just a few years ago. They grow up so fast

I can't speak for in the Cutterverse but in our universe, that's not likely to be unlearned in a hurry.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Drops G2A Deal
15. Re: Gearbox Drops G2A Deal Apr 8, 2017, 23:38 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 22:28:
Quboid wrote on Apr 8, 2017, 07:56:
Jerykk wrote on Apr 7, 2017, 23:47:
Not sure what Gearbox was expecting. You can't deliver an ultimatum demanding far-reaching systemic changes and expect G2A to comply within a day.

This was simply a PR stunt to help boost Gearbox's public image.

Gearbox gave them at least 30 days. G2A must have rejected the demands outright.

I'm pretty sure Gearbox gave them like eight hours? They made their ultimatums on the day before the reclip edition went live and said "This all has to be committed to before the game comes out!"

Even with the most goodwill in the world, no company is going to make major changes like that in the space of a single business day. That's just not how business works.

In the end, I'm pretty sure this was Gearbox's plan all along, as some weird way to generate buzz for themselves. Randy Pitchford is a giant fucking moron, but there's no way he genuinely didn't know what a shithole G2A is.


Hmm, good point. They gave G2A 30 days to implement the first changes, not agree to them. Sorry.
 
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