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News Comments > Out of the Blue

59. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2019, 17:19 cappy
 
Blue - I am so sorry to hear this. Take care and hope you can find solace.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Changing Controversial Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC

18. Re: Ubisoft Changing Controversial Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Jan 26, 2019, 14:29 cappy
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 25, 2019, 17:12:
ALL species require male and female to produce. Even in nature, asexual species must change their sex to produce offspring.

With the exception of parthenogenesis, which only requires females (and no gender change) and produces offspring with no male genes (there are different means of doing this; some create a clone of the mother, others have the mother produce two sets of genes and non-clone offspring, etc.). It occurs naturally in various reptiles, amphibians, and fish and has been lab-created in some mammals.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization

7. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 28, 2016, 22:27 cappy
 
descender wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 17:37:
You end up paying like twice as much as just buying it outright somewhere else, but most people don't seem to care.

The payment plans definitely used to be like this, but not anymore. I've been shopping around for a new provider and they all seem to be within a few percentage points of the retail price of the phone now if not the same.

For the phone itself, that's correct.

But AT&T will then charge $20 extra per month (per phone) under their "Monthly Access Charge" if you finance the phone(s).

If you bring your own phone, it's $20/month. If you buy it through AT&T and finance it, it's $40/month.

https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/data-plans.html

"If you are on a 2-year Agreement your monthly access charge will be $40."
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

6. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 16, 2015, 18:44 cappy
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 18:21:
Creston wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 13:03:
NKD wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 02:53:
Creston wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 01:12:
If you haven't watched Orphan Black, go watch it. It's truly awesome. Just a fantastic storyline, and watching Tatiana Maslany do all these different characters is fantastic (and no more so than when she plays one character imitating another.)

I find myself literally forgetting that it's the same actress. It just doesn't even occur to me when I'm watching it.

Agreed. She is phenomenal.

I watched the first season a while back and really liked it. Forgot about the 2nd season but started binge watching it last week. Yeah I'm constantly amazed at how I'm able to forget she's playing 4 sometimes 5 characters an episode that all seem like believable unique individuals.

Agreed. And even more so when she has one "character" trying to pass as another "character" - she introduces subtle quirks that make it really feel like someone is doing an almost-but-not-quite-perfect impersonation.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

3. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 9, 2015, 20:21 cappy
 
John wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 19:10:
Ok, that's just crazy.. Is it solid gold or just plated?

It's an alloy Apple devised that significantly minimizes the actual gold content while still qualifying as technically 18-karat

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2014, 12:43 cappy
 
There was a pretty interesting book done several years ago on the history of Los Angeles's sewer systems:

http://www.amazon.com/Brown-Acres-Intimate-History-Angeles/dp/1883318750

The sewers featured heavily in Troika's game Vampire: Bloodlines and I recall seeing an esoteric review of this book, complete with pictures that looked much like the game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

85. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 22:32 cappy
 
nin wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 22:28:
cappy wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 22:05:
Prez wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 20:26:
I'm a little surprised to see Blue link to such a politically charged topic as "Obamacare", but hey, it's his site.

I have deliberately remained mostly ignorant on the ACA so I could see for myself what it entailed instead of having someone else explain their version of the truth of it to me. Honestly, from what I've seen so far my reaction is one of "THIS is what the fuss is all about?" I assumed when the talking heads were calling it socialized medicine that it would mean free health care for those without jobs wholly subsidized by those of us with jobs. Instead it sounds like just any other plan from any other insurance company only with the Federal Government as the administrator. "But Prez, it's forcing companies to provide its full-time employees with healthcare!" To which I say, "And...? That's a bad thing how exactly?" Uninsured people are one of the things that drives the cost of healthcare for everyone - imagine if there were fewer uninsured people!

You can say that the government mandating things to corporations is anti-capitalist and that may be so, but before government regulation of corporations started factory workers who died at their machines from being over-worked and under- nourished were simply pushed out of the way to make room for a live worker to work the machine. Ah the good ole early 1900's, dontcha miss 'em? Corporations have repeatedly shown that often the only way they will do the right thing is if they are made to. So while I am pro-Capitalist in the general sense, the need for government mandates and regulation is obvious to me. Enron and Worldcom anyone?

+1

Thanks for the rational, well-thought-out taking-a-step-away-from-hyperbole post. The whole healthcare issue has seen too little of that, unfortunately. So many people have grown hysterical over it. So a calm read is greatly refreshing!

Agreed. Think Prez is one of, if not the most level headed folks here.

Yeah, he always explains his positions and is willing to consider others who do the same. I've always appreciated that, since it isn't the norm in discussions on many topics
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

83. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 14, 2013, 22:24 cappy
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 11:28:

Meanwhile Obama's approval is down to a record low of 37%, even lower than Bush's rating at this point in his presidency. When Bush finally reached it after 6 years the liberal dominated media celebrated. Now it's not even being reported by those same hypocrites.

With all the back-and-forth on the polls, here's what they are:

* Associated Press released a 37% approval result last week, which was seized upon by various politicians, pundits, and outlets because it showed such a precipitous drop from previous polls.

* RealClearPolitics' compilation of polls shows it as an outlier, well below FoxNews, Rasmussen, Reuters, Gallup, etc.

* Gallup has Obama's most recent daily approval rating at 41%.

* Gallup also helpfully allows users to overlay prior Presidents' approval ratings to compare them.

* At this point, 1727 days in office, Obama's approval was 42% for the week average. Bush's was 39% for the same time period. The past 500 days in office track very closely between Obama and Bush, just as Obama's first 670 days in office tracked closely to Reagan's - before Reagan (like Clinton) saw increasing popularity that extended into his second term.

It's relevant to note that while individual poll results may cheer or depress people - depending upon their point-of-view of whoever or whatever is being polled - polls can be outliers, even ones with good methodology and track records. Given the way aberrant polls have been seized upon by opposition in the past two re-election bids (2004 and 2012) a little grain of salt is probably warranted when a poll diverges too much from all others.

In any event, Obama isn't running for re-election. I would say that the polling results for Congress are more interesting. And even then, their relevance is likely to be considerably dampened a year from now in mid-terms.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

82. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 22:05 cappy
 
Prez wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 20:26:
I'm a little surprised to see Blue link to such a politically charged topic as "Obamacare", but hey, it's his site.

I have deliberately remained mostly ignorant on the ACA so I could see for myself what it entailed instead of having someone else explain their version of the truth of it to me. Honestly, from what I've seen so far my reaction is one of "THIS is what the fuss is all about?" I assumed when the talking heads were calling it socialized medicine that it would mean free health care for those without jobs wholly subsidized by those of us with jobs. Instead it sounds like just any other plan from any other insurance company only with the Federal Government as the administrator. "But Prez, it's forcing companies to provide its full-time employees with healthcare!" To which I say, "And...? That's a bad thing how exactly?" Uninsured people are one of the things that drives the cost of healthcare for everyone - imagine if there were fewer uninsured people!

You can say that the government mandating things to corporations is anti-capitalist and that may be so, but before government regulation of corporations started factory workers who died at their machines from being over-worked and under- nourished were simply pushed out of the way to make room for a live worker to work the machine. Ah the good ole early 1900's, dontcha miss 'em? Corporations have repeatedly shown that often the only way they will do the right thing is if they are made to. So while I am pro-Capitalist in the general sense, the need for government mandates and regulation is obvious to me. Enron and Worldcom anyone?

+1

Thanks for the rational, well-thought-out taking-a-step-away-from-hyperbole post. The whole healthcare issue has seen too little of that, unfortunately. So many people have grown hysterical over it. So a calm read is greatly refreshing!
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation

3. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 6, 2013, 00:49 cappy
 
I don't have a PS3. But I watched the entire walkthrough of the game - the only time I have ever done this. Excellent game.

And the thing that made it work was that the main characters grew to depend on one another. The article mentions criticisms that the female character got into danger. But one of the best parts of the game (at least from my perspective viewing a walkthrough) was when Ellie had to save someone else. And not a short-term rescue save, either.

I think the whole thing felt more satisfying because the dynamic between the characters felt balanced, with each bringing strengths to the relationship.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 27, 2013, 22:50 cappy
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 21:02:
Designed in California. Made In China. Because Apple hates America.

Designed in California...by an English knight.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

8. Re: Science Fiction... Apr 28, 2013, 17:36 cappy
 
They're already teaching science fiction in South Carolina...  
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News Comments > Op Ed

27. Re: STOP THE MADNESS!!! Dec 26, 2012, 20:50 cappy
 
RollinThundr wrote on Dec 26, 2012, 20:13:
Cutter wrote on Dec 26, 2012, 17:08:
SlimRam wrote on Dec 26, 2012, 16:55:
*Jumps off my soapbox and yells at my woman, "MAKE ME A SAMMICH!!"

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

You mean Japan right?

It was the Germans. It says so right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 20:38 cappy
 
Welcome back!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

128. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2012, 23:01 cappy
 
Creston wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 21:25:
Trevellian wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 17:52:
it's an INFINITELY good thing for Star Wars fans that he will no longer be involved ever again.

Note that Lucas will still be a consultant.

Creston

I'm holding out for "Howard the Duck 2: Electric Boogaloo"

 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs

3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Sep 23, 2012, 13:22 cappy
 
Samsung just copies Apple, plain and simple.

Like 4G LTE, thin phones, bigger screen, notification center.

And just to throw people off, Samsung did all of that before Apple did.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization

8. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 19, 2012, 23:35 cappy
 
I'm really waiting for the iPhone 10 to come out!

http://mashable.com/2012/09/13/iphone-10/
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

19. Re: iPhone 5 Sep 13, 2012, 23:03 cappy
 
Haha - Jimmy Kimmel pranked people by letting them play with an "iPhone 5" that was really just another iPhone 4s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4&feature=player_embedded

What was especially funny was how several people had an iPhone 4 or 4s in one hand while they played with the "new" phone, proclaiming it to be lighter, faster, and even "thinner."
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

16. Re: iPhone 5 Sep 13, 2012, 08:57 cappy
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 01:33:
cappy wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 23:54:
Quboid wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 21:21:
Is there any reason why someone would switch to an iPhone now? I can see upgrading from a previous model may make sense if you're used to it and you have apps (which I assume transfer to new models), but if you don't have an iPhone, why? What innovation does the iPhone 5 have, over the 4S or over other high end phones? It evolves 4S many features but doesn't add anything new, does it? Is 4G new to the iPhone?

I wouldn't swap my old SGS2 for an iPhone 5, never mind my current SGS3.

Because Apple is at the cutting edge.

For instance, when the original iPhone was released, no one had 4G LTE. Now the iPhone 5 has it.

The iPhone 5 is also the thinnest smartphone ever (especially if you count the "hump" on the Motorola Razr and ignore a few other phones claim to be smaller, but in any event they probably aren't really, because how could they be?)

The iPhone 5 introduces the largest screen of any (i)Phone ever sold before. Let's see what the competition comes up with to beat that!

ICS (Android Ice Cream Sandwich) is simply a stripped-down version of iOS. Sure, it has a Capital "I" instead of a lower-case "i." But the second letter "C" is the giveaway. A "C" means "Average" for one thing. For another, the "C" in ICS is just 2/3 of the "O" in iOS. So it's like stripping down the middle of the "OS" and leaving you with just a "CS." Who wants that?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is manufactured with pure forgetfulness while the iPhone 5 is crafted with care. As a result, a Galaxy S3 is like a kid sent to school who forgot his lunchbox. What? I only have 16GB of memory in this phone? I guess I'll just have to put into the phone what the phone was missing and do it myself. It's like the phone was half-assembled or something. How could they forget to put 64GB of memory into it? The iPhone 5 helpfully comes pre-packed with up to its maximum 64GB of memory. It's like the kid's mom calls out, "Hey, you forgot your lunch!" (kid runs back). "Gee, thanks, Mom!"

I'm sure there are other things, but this serves as a good overview.

This must be a troll post, lol.

So you dont have 64GB pre-installed. get a fucking SD card like the rest of the world and avoid paying a $200 premium to Apple for it while the price of NAND storage plummets year after year but in their "reality distortion field" every 16GB of additional phone memory is a $100 product their "fans" will eat up.

Ya think?

I was on a forum after the Apple-Samsung verdict came down, and one lady kept parroting how this will "encourage other companies to learn to innovate like Apple, instead of just copying and cheating."

But she apparently was unaware of all the various innovations incorporated into various Android-based and other-OS-based phones that Apple eventually gets around to incorporating in later iPhones. To her, it was black and white (just like the new iPhone colors).

I'm sure Apple will eventually innovate their way into incorporating NFC when they get around to it (and chose to skip it for whatever reason this time - either because of cost, other focuses, or whatever).

For the record, I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and put a $30 SanDisk Ultra 32GB Class 10 SDHC into it (which is more than I need; I don't even need the 64GB). I like the large screen size and still a thin phone, flexibility of Android and the device, color availability (mine's blue, my wife got red), and other aspects. S-Voice isn't that great, but I don't really use it other than "Call X" which it works well for.

I do think Apple makes a great phone. And if an iPhone came in a larger screen size, I would have seen it as an alternative to consider. But Steve Jobs - albeit pretty good at assessing consumer wants - was supposedly against changing the screen size of the iPhone or the iPad, so the iPhone 4s came out last year and now they're slightly stretching it as the iPhone 5 just as Apple is now planning on rolling out a mini-iPad in an innovative response to consumer demand for mid-size tablets. After playing with the iPhone 4s and Galaxy S3, I greatly preferred the screen size of the S3 - and even knowing the iPhone 5 was planning a 4" screen didn't sway me to consider it because I felt the S3's larger screen was pretty optimal for me.

As far as apps, I mainly want fundamental ones so the vast offerings in Apple's app store don't matter for me (for other people this is more important, and probably for tablets as well). Ditto for accessories - I just want a thin case for the back and chargers.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

6. Re: iPhone 5 Sep 12, 2012, 23:54 cappy
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 21:21:
Is there any reason why someone would switch to an iPhone now? I can see upgrading from a previous model may make sense if you're used to it and you have apps (which I assume transfer to new models), but if you don't have an iPhone, why? What innovation does the iPhone 5 have, over the 4S or over other high end phones? It evolves 4S many features but doesn't add anything new, does it? Is 4G new to the iPhone?

I wouldn't swap my old SGS2 for an iPhone 5, never mind my current SGS3.

Because Apple is at the cutting edge.

For instance, when the original iPhone was released, no one had 4G LTE. Now the iPhone 5 has it.

The iPhone 5 is also the thinnest smartphone ever (especially if you count the "hump" on the Motorola Razr and ignore a few other phones claim to be smaller, but in any event they probably aren't really, because how could they be?)

The iPhone 5 introduces the largest screen of any (i)Phone ever sold before. Let's see what the competition comes up with to beat that!

ICS (Android Ice Cream Sandwich) is simply a stripped-down version of iOS. Sure, it has a Capital "I" instead of a lower-case "i." But the second letter "C" is the giveaway. A "C" means "Average" for one thing. For another, the "C" in ICS is just 2/3 of the "O" in iOS. So it's like stripping down the middle of the "OS" and leaving you with just a "CS." Who wants that?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is manufactured with pure forgetfulness while the iPhone 5 is crafted with care. As a result, a Galaxy S3 is like a kid sent to school who forgot his lunchbox. What? I only have 16GB of memory in this phone? I guess I'll just have to put into the phone what the phone was missing and do it myself. It's like the phone was half-assembled or something. How could they forget to put 64GB of memory into it? The iPhone 5 helpfully comes pre-packed with up to its maximum 64GB of memory. It's like the kid's mom calls out, "Hey, you forgot your lunch!" (kid runs back). "Gee, thanks, Mom!"

I'm sure there are other things, but this serves as a good overview.
 
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