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Signed On Jul 16, 2002, 21:20
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Nov 16, 2017, 13:15 KS
 
that the company would comply with official instructions to modify its own survival games, ensuring that they convey core socialist values.


So China is a big fan of Negan?


Sorry, I would have used this on Slashdot for points had they had a thread about it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
18. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 8, 2017, 11:42 KS
 
Vio wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 07:07:
If they get in it just proves the device/software is insecure and people need to move to a new platform.

The FBI has access to the ultimate technology: shaving the chips and scanning for the bit settings. Oh it costs a ton of money...which they have in these billion dollar buildings.

It may take a few days but they can do it.

They just want faster access. But to do that opens the door to China and Russia using the exact same backdoors, but to oppress billions.

No thanks. I am not willing to trade the potential freedom of so many worldwide for solving a few crimes here.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 7, 2017, 14:46 KS
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 11:01:
I don't see what Hawking is worried about, firstly he is not gonna experience it no matter what, and secondly the end of our civilization would be a good thing.

Not necessarily. If he is buried and his neural net brain survives with links and so on relatively intact, it is possible for a technological resurrection using nanotech. Not particularly likely, but possible.

And rewarding such folks with healthy bodies might be seen as all but a moral imperative to those in that world.

Death may even be something impossible to achieve permanently, depending on the tech and number of people.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Nov 4, 2017, 09:05 KS
 
he's gawping at a woman being held down and having her elbows broken with a hammer."

You guys are sick.
 
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News Comments > Descent Underground Next Year
3. Re: Descent Underground Next Year Nov 1, 2017, 13:54 KS
 
I still have a Logitech Cyberman 2 with the puck for this game. It tilted for pitch and tilt, twisted for turning, and pulled up and down for z-axis translation.

It used the old-style game port connector though.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Preloads
28. Re: Destiny 2 Preloads Oct 19, 2017, 20:24 KS
 
I did not preorder and it started downloading anyway, so I stopped it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2017, 18:48 KS
 
Stupid brain article, not even such, just a 30 second blather with no details. This is why they call it brain death rather than relying on the heart stopping for the last 50 years.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens
9. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens Oct 6, 2017, 13:54 KS
 
"These blaster marks are far too accurate for Storm Troopers." -- Bobi-wanobixxxAssxxx  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 27, 2017, 12:10 KS
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 27, 2017, 10:35:
That a boy, what a piece of shit.
tRump, rewriting Real news one deletion at a time.

True, but you shouldn't get too geeked over a Trump failure. The winning candidate is even more radical. That suggests the rage that brought Trump to office isn't abating.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - South Park: The Fractured But Whole
9. Re: Gone Gold - South Park: The Fractured But Whole Sep 23, 2017, 19:20 KS
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 03:14:
Cutter wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 21:44:
Don't forget to bring a towel!

Anyone want to get high?

I have no idea what's goin' on.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Trailer
4. Re: Destiny 2 Trailer Sep 1, 2017, 01:13 KS
 
So, this is a news story about an ad for a game?  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Open Beta
57. Re: Destiny 2 Open Beta Sep 1, 2017, 00:39 KS
 
Nice. Spend 2 days downloading 18 and a half gigabytes, go to click play, the play button is gone.

Oh, the open beta is already over.


Thanks, Blizzard and Activision!
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Aug 25, 2017, 16:10 KS
 
Imagining shooting baskets has been shown to improve basketball accuracy. I don't see how this wouldn't help, too.

This isn't to say there couldn't be goofs or fraud in this particular study though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 5, 2017, 10:30 KS
 
Stories: Man mowing lawn near tornado "was keeping an eye on it."

You have no idea how angry your wife can get if you don't do your chores.



Oops, sorry. Thought this was Slashdot.
 
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News Comments > Fringe Wars Announced
4. Re: Fringe Wars Announced Jun 2, 2017, 16:37 KS
 
Just tell me the rate of button mashing and whether I can queue commands. Do I have to keep reinforcing shields like in the Star Trek Online abortion, or something similar?

I wanna captain a freaking ship, not smash buttons managing fight details with an average change-response cycle of 1.2 seconds, applauded internally as a goal by sad game designers driving humanity off a cliff on a minibike arcing downward with a JATO strapped to it driven by Wile E. Coyote. The world was made safe for freedom and democracy by the Greatest Generation, only to be stabbed in the back by a 5th column of "game" "makers". I'm pretty sure if Thanos were real, and wanted to use the Infinity Glove to murder half of everyone in the entire universe, instead he'd make all future games be MOBAs because that would please Mistress Death even more as it kills not just life, but souls as well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 2, 2017, 09:14 KS
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 2, 2017, 01:33:
Agent-Zero wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 22:36:
im surprised they are still attempting keep up the appearance of saying anything at all to justify it... might as well just say "fuck you, we're killing it", its basically the same thing

Trump supporters will buy it. It's technobabble to them. Just us in-tune folks that know Verizon is giving Ajit Pai a reacharound for him being their gimp.


It's not really telecommunications in the sense of phone calls. One can support net neutrality and still see this as an unwarranted grab of power over a massive part of the economy.


"Congress should consciously decide this," he pointlessly blew into the wind.
 
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News Comments > They Are Billions Announced
5. Re: They Are Billions Announced Jun 2, 2017, 09:02 KS
 
This game is about strategy, not quick key commands.


THANK YOU! A small fight back against "action" in the description of games, e.g. "action mmo", translated literally as button mashing, the same idiot design as quick 1-second cuts in movies.


Wait. How do I emphasize this even more? THANK YOU!

Wait, where's the text gigantificator tag?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2017, 14:20 KS
 
VaranDragon wrote on May 20, 2017, 11:37:
Im going to make an educated guess and say that it's not an alien megalithic structure that's causing the dip in the star's brightness.


You obviously haven't seen my ex wife!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 20, 2017, 14:15 KS
 
jdreyer wrote on May 20, 2017, 14:01:
Creston wrote on May 20, 2017, 12:36:
Cutter wrote on May 20, 2017, 12:02:
And as always when robots replace all these people who's going to have any money to buy anything? It's self-defeating. That was one of the major reasons for the downfall of Rome. There were so many slaves in the empire that citizens couldn't find work. And that started the whole downward spiral of bread and circuses.

So we're all going to be gladiators for the robots? :o

No, we're going to be batteries. Duh.

In any case, I do agree that it's so short-sighted the way every single corporation RUSHES to automation. Have fun not selling anything and watching all your robots just sitting there doing nothing.
Well, this is the result of largely unregulated capitalism. We have a concentration of wealth that we've not seen since the robber barons 120 years ago. Basically, only government can overcome this trend, as it's in each individual corporate interest to be as efficient as possible, and robots are cheaper and more efficient that people for most jobs. Right now, laws are 98% correlated to what companies want, and only 50% (random chance) to what people want.

At minimum we need:
- Complete ban on corporate lobbying
- Total public funding of all elections
- Double the capital gains tax to help fund Medicaid/Medicare for the increase in the roles that job loss will create
- Remove the $100K cap on the payroll tax funding Medicare.
- A 30 hour workweek, to spread remaining work among more people.
- Increase the minimum wage to $16 per hour
- Subsidize retraining programs

That's just off the top of my head. I'm sure there's a bunch more stuff that can help ameliorate this situation.


"I hate capitalism!!!" he typed out onto his iPhone, and pressed SEND, where it went out on the Internet, which was turned from a university toy into a massive, high-speed, worldwide phenomenon by trillions of dollars of private investment, and his message was read by dozens around the world, on other phones, and computers, and tablets like Star Trek had, these driven by still more trillions of dollars of private investment, where, had it been up to a government official rubbing his chin and pondering the next step, we'd still have vacuum tube TVs, and only that because of previous, un-stepped-upon capitalism.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 20, 2017, 14:07 KS
 
Why would Netflix care? They want their app spread around freely. It requires a paid account to use.  
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