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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description A+-certified Master PC builder and Lifetime PC Master Race card-carrying member. A wannabe Journalism major, weather fanatic/storm spotter, WW2 buff (Pacific Theater) and rambling post writer extraordinaire!
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2018, 23:03 Rigs
 
opie wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 22:08:
Simon Says wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 21:50:
The economic indicators have never been good indicators for quality of life.

The only thing it means, most of the time since the neoliberal policies have been put in place decades ago and applied by every administration ever since, both by republicrats and demopublicans ( and failed since then to do anything it promised to the wage slaves, but fulfilled almost every promise to the plutocrats/oligarchs/rich fucks/hoarders/corporate welfare queens ( that I.M.C. budget among others... ) ), is increased inequality, so more public health problems, more poors, poorer poors and more hoarding by richer rich fucks.

Stop drinking the voodoo economics trickle down urine kool-aid kids, it's bad for you.

Well, that all depends on how big your 401K is. But yeah, the poor are shafted by everybody. Why I try not to be poor.

I'm sorry but damn the statistics. Walk outside. Talk to people. This country has never been more divided, especially politically, since the Civil War. Yes, that's my opinion, but it's based on what I see. I'll believe my own eyes before anyone elses, thank you. Though it pains me to say it, I'm not saying Trump hasn't done anything to help the economy but that's just about all he's done, if anything. Republicans, as has been pointed out ad nauseam, control all three houses of government and still can get nothing done. That's not necessarily Trumps fault but he certainly doesn't help things by saying one thing, thinking another and doing a third, most likely based on the last person he spoke with (and whether Crypt Administrator Steven Miller is around...IMO a more despicable human being than Steve Bannon...yeah, I said it). Most of my friends on FB have now banned politics from their discussions because it goes nowhere. Some people just can't see things as they are and others just don't want to. I've tried to keep out of these discussions as well because I don't know every little thing that's been said and I don't really feel like covering every sentence of my opinion with sources to back it up. All I can say is get your head out of the spreadsheet once in a while and look around.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2018, 11:08 Rigs
 
MrsBlue has finally decided once and for all (at least for the moment) that she doesn't feel her new job is a good enough fit to justify moving to Pennsylvania.

*Cue Inception BWOOOOONG!...

'Will they move? Will the house sell? Will the ceiling get fixed? Did they hire the right contractor (this time)? Did anyone feed Gunnar-man?!

Find out next on....60 Months Minutes!'

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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jan 22, 2018, 17:18 Rigs
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 14:55:
Where are you getting that from?

https://twitter.com/ConcernedApe/status/952712012491931648

Not to mention that NexusMods is showing over 1000 mods available. Plenty to do if you're (somehow) bored...

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re:Why MLB decided to develop R.B.I. Baseball 18 itself. Jan 22, 2018, 16:27 Rigs
 
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Oh, and $$$

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2018, 21:18 Rigs
 
I think I've mentioned it before here but my nickname in my late teens was 'One Beer' for obvious reasons. In addition to getting extremely buzzed off of just one beverage, I'd have to endure a serious, raging hangover the next day if I continued to drink more than one. I was, also, 6'2" and only 130 pounds, as well, which contributed. Until I was in my late 20's, I couldn't get past 145 pounds no matter what I did. I tried out for the football team in high school and was given the requirement of being 145 pounds within 3 weeks (from ~125 at the time) and couldn't push past 140. I even keep a beloved pair of Jncos in my closet for that far off day that I can, once again, fit into them.

In 1997, I broke up with my GF for a grand total of one night due to a misunderstanding and ended up having a one night fling with an old friend. We both got smashed on cinnamon-flavored Aftershock and I swear on my life, as you and God and the world as my witness, I will never touch that shit again for as long as I live! OMG, the next day I felt like I was going to die! I was sure of it. Just thinking about it now makes me nauseous. And it turns out my GF and I both did the same exact thing that night, separately, without each others knowledge until long after we'd broken up (for good) months later. Only she'd gotten smashed on Jägermeister, instead. *shudder* Never again. EVER!

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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Livestream Recaps
2. Re: Elite Dangerous Livestream Recaps Jan 19, 2018, 14:21 Rigs
 
Wash Washburne wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 12:37:
The Chieftain!! Holly shit that ship sounds nurly, looking forward to that baby!! Do like the look of it as well, it's not a triangle for once

Yeah, the Chieftain looks badass except...I think they should have stayed with just the two engine pylons not four. Maybe push the pylons back very slightly for center of mass reasons and gone with that. Four engines is a bit much and makes it look a bit vulnerable (of course, in my opinion). Otherwise, looking forward to the update and the one later in the year as well. Hopefully we get some nice planets to land on instead of frakkin' rocks for a change...

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News Comments > Carmageddon TDR 2000 for Free
3. Re: Carmageddon TDR 2000 for Free Jan 19, 2018, 02:01 Rigs
 
Seems they're having a bit of a hiccup with this one and the banner to claim it isn't showing. They're 'working on it'.

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News Comments > InnerSpace Launched
7. Re: InnerSpace Launched Jan 17, 2018, 17:48 Rigs
 
007Bistromath wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 00:56:
I'm angry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation:_Inner_Space

Oh. My. God.

Bistromath, I've been looking for the name of this game for, literally, years! Thank you so much for mentioning it! I'd remembered playing this game where it took the directories and files from your own system and somehow put them into a 2D shooter but I could never remember the name and couldn't find any info of it. I knew it was old but I couldn't remember if it was a DOS game or Windows. Holy hot damn, now I know!

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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Trailer
5. Re: Underworld Ascendant Trailer Jan 17, 2018, 14:52 Rigs
 
I want that Looking Glass jacket!

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News Comments > Robot Cache Promises Digital Game Resales
4. Re: Robot Cache Promises Digital Game Resales Jan 16, 2018, 22:02 Rigs
 
NKD wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 21:07:
Still looking for my USB stick with like a million USD of bitcoin on it. Fuck I'm a moron. Never thought cryptocurrency was gonna take off. Figured it would get regulated out of existence :p

Holy hell, that's gotta hurt. A friend of mine had the same thing, he was into the whole 'blockchain' thing a few years ago and was mining Bitcoin when it was worth nothing. He had a 'awakening' (mid-life crisis) and changed everything in 2015 and threw out ALL of his mining systems and data, including, he said, like 1000 bitcoins. He doesn't like to talk about it. In fact, when I called him during the whole 'Bitcoin' rush in the media a few weeks ago, he hung up on me when I asked about it because he was constantly being reminded of the colossal mistake he'd made...then later apologized via text . I even mined a little in 2014 but never got a Bitcoin, just a hot office.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 16, 2018, 21:04 Rigs
 
HughesNet Satellite Users Say Service is Slowing to a Crawl.

Psh, how can you tell?! It's slow as fucking molasses all the time anyway. While the rest of the house continues to struggle under the satellite regime, I went about a little regime change of my own by tethering my phone to the computer and using 4GLTE instead. What a difference!
Though I have to pay a fortune for the plan, anything is better than satellite. I'm not lying, response times are slower than dialup! Seriously. There's no comparison between my phone and the satellite connection, the phone wins everytime, even when I only have like one or two bars of signal, it's still faster.

"I'd take a 144kbps IDSL connection over this satellite crap anyday," says one forum user.

Indeed.

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News Comments > InnerSpace Launched
1. Re: InnerSpace Launched Jan 16, 2018, 20:53 Rigs
 
Awww, I wanted to relive my favorite moment...

'Oh god, somebody help me....I'M POSSESSED!

Maybe next time...

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News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
40. Re: Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 16, 2018, 19:04 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 17:03:
Also, Rigs: you were just talking about Trump in the Legal thread.

Um...I think you have me confused with some other unfortunate soul...

jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 15:40:
Rigs, Rigs, Rigs. Not Overwatch. Fortnite Battle Royale!

Ah, they're all the same to me! I'm still on top of the Kill Board for Minesweeper, that's all I care about...

RedEye9 wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 15:57:
Rigs wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 15:27:
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Thanks Obama!!!

Is that better?

Perfect.

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News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
24. Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 16, 2018, 15:27 Rigs
 
NKD wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 14:40:
Timmeh wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 13:19:

Good point... but the democrats love them some Chinese communism,... so its always possible we could see that added here. its probably a hate crime.

If you use a cheat in a game against someone of a non white race.. is that a hate crime?

You might laugh or scorn this... but... it aint that far fetched as crazy as the left is.

I don't know about the cheating, but your retarded ass posts are probably a violation of the Geneva Convention.

Giggle

Luke wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 12:22:
Humans fuck everything up....apes eat bananas..who is further in evolution

Can't argue with that.

Can we not turn this into another stupid political tug-o-war, please? I'm so sick of seeing 'liberal trash'-this and 'conservative-ass' that, it's everywhere. Yesterday, some discussion on the first UFO sighting of the year (in Mexico, and it looks legit) devolved into back and forth bickering about Trump, Obama and whether America was trash now or before. I'm so very close to not getting online at all anymore because you can't escape it, no matter where you go.

Anyway, this happening in China doesn't surprise me much. When it starts happening here, then I'll start worrying. What's the saying? 'When they came for my Chinese comrades, I said nothing. When they came for my Korean friends, I told no one. When they finally shut down PUBG, it was too late to do anything, so I played Overwatch instead'...

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 15, 2018, 15:16 Rigs
 
MacBook users claim Apple overstates standby battery life and resists repairs.

Shocker. Come back tomorrow to read our thrilling two part investigation, 'Water is wet...but how 'wet'?'

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News Comments > Outpost Zero Announced
2. Re: Outpost Zero Announced Jan 12, 2018, 02:48 Rigs
 
Looks ok, better than some but do we really need another space sci-fi survival base building game? Just off the top of my head, in EA (at various stages of pre-alpha, alpha and beta), Empyrion, Avorion (more ship building than survival but still spaaaace!), Osiris: New Dawn, Planet Explorers, Space Engineers, Astroneer, Eden Star, ARK, Stellar Overload (formerly Planet3 (cubed)), Starforge (ugh), No Mans Sky, Planet Nomads, Rodina, Pulsar, Star Rangers XE...the list just goes on and on. And, honestly, only a few of those have turned out to be even halfway decent. Some like Starforge are just plain rubbish. Others are works-in-progress, like Empyrion (which is my fav and in very active development) and No Mans Sky, which is rumored to have another update coming this month (there's a new ARG in progress that just started a few days ago, which usually happens before a major patch), not to mention a new overhaul mod was released for it that tries to get it to the level of the first gameplay reveal trailers. Still, the game is hundreds of times better than at launch and it's future is bright as long as Hello Games continues to bust their ass getting it to the promised state it was supposed to be at launch.

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News Comments > New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors
24. Re: New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors Jan 11, 2018, 12:56 Rigs
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 11, 2018, 08:08:
Or just get one of the wireless mice that charge via a USB wire, so when the battery is low it just magically turns into a wired mouse. No lost time for charging, no useless devices, and at its worst it takes up no more room than a wired mouse.

My G700 does this as well. It'll stay wireless for about two days MAX and then I have to plug it in again, which isn't a dealbreaker or PITA or anything. It just turns it into a wired mouse again. In fact, I use the wired mode more than the wireless. I would imagine that wireless would come more in handy if you're on the couch or on the go. But at the desk, it's fine either way...at least for me. Wireless or not isn't what I look for when checking out mice.

Really, it just has to have major RGB abilities up the ass, yo! LOLWTFYOLO420LIT, AMIRITE?...ugh...

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News Comments > New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors
19. Re: New SteelSeries Rival Mouse Features Dual-Optical Sensors Jan 11, 2018, 03:55 Rigs
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 14:08:
Logitech MX510/518 Forever....

Take your fancy sitty mice and get off my lawn!

Damn I miss my MX518! After 5+ years, I gave it to a good friend for his birthday and bought myself a G700. It's been really good to me and I like that I can rebind every single button to whatever I want and that it has a detachable cord, tho the (rechargeable) battery life is on the low side, only a day or two on a charge (and they say specifically >NOT< to use regular batteries, whether that's just fear-mongering so you'll buy their rechargeable replacements or what, I dunno). My friend had the MX518 (and the G15 keyboard with it) demolished within the space of four months.

I think the best 'modern' mouse out there EVER has to be the MX518. I've never seen a bad thing said about it and it's lauded as legendary to most. I've strongly considered getting a new one. But then, I like having tons of buttons on my mouse, so I was also considering one of those 'MMO' mice with the keypad-like thing on the side. THEN, I saw the STEELSERIES Rival500 and now I'm pretty sure that will be my next mouse. All the buttons, none of the keypad...

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News Comments > CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit
4. Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit Jan 7, 2018, 15:44 Rigs
 
Scandalous, I do say to you, sir! Scandalous!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. You All Are Out of Your Minds Jan 4, 2018, 23:19 Rigs
 
Wow, I was gonna talk about the weather and expected quite a few posts on such and I walk into the same tired political arguments. *sigh* No on is going to change anyone's mind here and the only thing anyone cares about is letting everyone else know their opinion, as if it's better that the rest, or somehow more informed. You guys are going in circles.

Anyway, down here in Sunshineland, without much of the sunshine, we had a whole lotta ice followed by spits of snow, sleet, frozen piss and whatever else was coming from the sky. Didn't matter what it was, it all froze on contact. It was all actually rather nice and I got a lot of nice video of the branches in the woods across the street crashing to the ground if the wind picked up more than 5mph. That is...until the power went out. I shouldn't have been surprised and really, I wasn't but damn. After Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Matthew and then this year's Hurricane Irma (which knocked us out for 63.5 hours), you'd think with three days warning, they'd be prepared, yes? Hell no. I didn't call it in for about 15 minutes and I was still the first one to do so. At it's height, they had 6000 people without power and the temperature was dropping faster than a nerds chances of getting laid on prom night (or so I've heard from certain game advertising). This was at around 11am. Two calls in after repeatedly being told it was a minor problem (despite hearing no less than 4 transformers blow in a row as the load was transferred onto each when it went out....on, off, *BOOM!*, on, off, *BOOM!*, on, off, *BOOM!*, on, off, *BOOM!*, *silence*) over three hours, they gave up on giving estimates and I was told they'd brought in 'additional help'. Mmm. I bet. Finally, with the temperature in the house getting to 55.5°, the power was restored at 6:40pm, shortly after the sun went down. We thought that was the end of it...

I had somewhere to go early this morning, and was just about to walk out the door at 4am when, you guessed it, the on, off, *BOOM!* started. Twice it happened with me yelling, 'don't you fucking DARE!', and luckily, it listened and stopped at two with the power staying on...for about six hours. At 9am, the last two *BOOMS!* sent it down again for another two hours. Luckily I wasn't home yet, and it popped on about 5 minutes after I strolled in the door...right around when I was saying 'Are you fucking kidding me?!'. Seriously, the power infrastructure in this country is balls. Scraggly balls. I see no reason, other than cost alone, why they can't bury the lines. This would save so much frustration during hurricane season. Yet they refuse. It's cheaper to just repair it when it's torn from the earth by 100mph winds. Whatever.

So I sit here, with the temperature hovering at 27° on it's way to the coldest of the season of 18°, hoping...praying, that the power system holds. I got some really nice pictures of the ice covered trees, though!

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