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News Comments > Epic Games Store Roadmap Dropping Timeframes
36. Re: Epic Games Store Roadmap Dropping Timeframes Sep 1, 2019, 21:00 mag
 
recall2000 wrote on Sep 1, 2019, 11:46:
Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 1, 2019, 10:22:
When will the software industry just admit that Agile development is a crock of shit?
Indeed; I work in IT, but not software, and it seems The Management are trying to make everything "Agile". It's an absolute pile of sh1t. I have nfi what use it is within the dev world, but if it works there then great. But for my day to day stuff, like migrating users into O365/FSLogix/new Citrix, or doing some app layering...how the hell does "Agile" help? I spent more time trying to fill "sprints" and "epics" in the sh1te that is Jira than doing the damn work. I left that place after 3 months (I'm a contractor).

But then nearly 25 years in IT has me jaded about all this new fangled stuff like "Scrum", "Agile", "The Cloud" (I actually do Azure/Citrix/Nutanix...so, that last one is more an annoyance at the name tbh). Roll on retirement Now...back to Factorio

Maybe that's why Epic's Roadmap was cr@p too? "Agile".../smh

Scrum and Agile have been around for 25 years too, so not exactly new-fangled.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 12, 2019, 19:01 mag
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jul 12, 2019, 14:18:
Ballsy move to not include Legendary Axe, Keith Courage or Splatterhouse on the TG16 mini. It's a bold strategy Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for them.

Still, I feel like this is the first one of these min-systems I might pick up. Good selection!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Jul 9, 2019, 13:07 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 9, 2019, 12:27:
Well duh. Regardless of Sweeny's bullshit posturing it's evident for anyone to see what that motherfucker is trying to do. He wants to be the Amazon of games.


Well, Tencent does, anyway.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Jun 3, 2019, 17:23 mag
 
Playing terrible games to own the libs!

I, as a lib, feel intensely owned every time a Trump fan kicks himself in the nuts.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2019, 21:54 mag
 
wtf_man wrote on Apr 10, 2019, 14:08:
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2019, 13:58:
Cutter wrote on Apr 10, 2019, 13:08:
All this white male bashing is the real racism and bigotry.

Yup, ladies and gentlemen, here we are. Cutter literally, unironically, said the real victims of racism an sexism are the white males.

Technically... he's right.
There is a small percentage of freak groups like "neo nazis" and the "kkk", but all white males (especially ones that disagree with socialistic policies)are labled as "white nationalists" and "racists".

That's like saying every <insert minority race here> is a criminal.

It's bullshit.

The stereotyping needs to fucking stop.

All this "white priviledge" crap also needs to stop. It's taken folks many years to work up to what they have, and saying it's all "white privelege" diminishes what they ACTAULLY EARNED / ACCOMPLISHED.

Which is also bullshit.

I'm a white male, and somehow I have gone my entire life without anyone calling me a white nationalist or a racist. Am I doing something wrong?
 
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News Comments > FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin RPG Rumor
16. Re: FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin RPG Rumor Mar 28, 2019, 15:09 mag
 
afka Rossini wrote on Mar 28, 2019, 14:51:
Kain wrote on Mar 28, 2019, 14:41:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 28, 2019, 13:51:
GRMM should just hand over everything to Scalzi and let him finish it. At least we wouldn't have a type of dinnerware mentioned fifty million times in one book.

Ugh no thanks. Scalzi has no hand for characterization, wooden and every character has the same "voice". Old Man's War was decent but I haven't liked anything he's written since and hes certainly no one to fill Martin's shoes. I don't begrudge him his success but he writes like a Whedon script fetishist.

Joe Abercrombie doesn't have the same stylistic prose as Martin but he definitely shares his penchant for layered plots involving kingdoms and character deaths. Steven Erikson is way too technical and desperately needs a new editor.

As long as no one suggests Mr Magic System Brandon Sanderson then we're cool though

I think Sanderson has already said somewhere he wouldn't do it if asked. Let's get Patrick Rothfuss on the case!

Oh yeah, Rothfuss is great at finishing series.
 
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News Comments > FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin RPG Rumor
11. Re: FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin RPG Rumor Mar 28, 2019, 13:57 mag
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 28, 2019, 13:51:
GRMM should just hand over everything to Scalzi and let him finish it. At least we wouldn't have a type of dinnerware mentioned fifty million times in one book.

Eeew. I like Scalzi as a guy, but his writing is the sci-fi equivalent of twinkies. Empty calories, light and fluffy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 12, 2019, 23:45 mag
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 12, 2019, 15:01:
Reminds me of something I saw in a science show recently. They were talking about a new telescope and how each scan/picture which was 6 GB of data. The plan was to do that every 15 seconds for 10 years. And my immediate thought was, that's a lot of data to store and keep "safe".

Sounds like the LSST? Super excited by that one. But man it's a long time coming.
 
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News Comments > RAPE DAY Steam Listing
23. Re: RAPE DAY Steam Listing Mar 5, 2019, 03:37 mag
 
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 02:52:
What about games like Skyrim where you could play as an assassin? Or Fallout 1 and 2 where you could murder children if you wanted to?

It's their own damn fault that those kids stole the ticking dynamite from my backpack.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Ending Fair Price Package Program
18. Re: GOG.com Ending Fair Price Package Program Feb 27, 2019, 09:52 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 27, 2019, 06:53:
So basically they increase the prices by 16% after they already increased prices in January by 5%

They're going back to pricing things like everyone else in the industry.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
47. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 25, 2019, 14:41 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 23, 2019, 21:15:
ZeroPike1 wrote on Feb 23, 2019, 14:38:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 23, 2019, 13:59:
Maybe we should look at some of these countries and see if some of their ideas could improve things in the US.

Having left the US after 35 years living and working in NY, moving to Europe was... man life feels much better. Sure it has its faults. But I do not have to fear for my medical, retirement, or security. All of which I feared for in the US.

And yeah the US is quickly becoming a laughing stock here. I rarely say where I come from, I'm not proud of it at all. Still stuck paying the IRS for the time being. So I have every right to complain.

You live in Europe, but pay US taxes? Do I understand correctly?

US is rare (unique?) in that citizens abroad have to pay US taxes on foreign income (minus some pretty large deductions).
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA 20XX Reviews
18. Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 14:17 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 12:01:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 11:49:
Definitely not worth the $200+ over the 1070 MSRP.

Of course I just bought my 1070 for $230 used, which makes it an awesome bang for buck.

Why compare it to the 1070? Pricewise it's a replacement for the 1080, not the 1070.

I agree, it has awful bang for the buck, but so did the 1080 and some here still bought it.

The 1080 had *amazing* bang for the buck. It dropped in at the exact same price as the previous-fastest 980 Ti and was 20-50% faster.
 
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News Comments > Limit Theory Cancelled
10. Re: Limit Theory Cancelled Oct 4, 2018, 11:57 mag
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 4, 2018, 11:50:
I respect his attempt at this endeavor. I accept that he has personal demons that have prevented him from accomplishing all that he wished. I respect his decision to admit that he can't finish this and explain why.

In the end, who didn't see this as the inevitable, logical outcome?

Yup. Disappointing, but not surprising.
 
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News Comments > GOG.Com 10th Anniversary Giveaway Selection
24. Re: GOG.Com 10th Anniversary Giveaway Selection Oct 2, 2018, 23:13 mag
 
Nullity wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 14:24:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 02:34:
MDB wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 00:25:
LOL. Soldier of Fortune. Shooting people in the dick is always fun.

Yup. And that's pretty much everything the games had going for them: The brutality and the detailed rag doll damage model.
Other than that, they were very mediocre shooters that took themselves way too seriously.

Is this the re-release that makes SoF fun?

(come on, someone had to)

looks like an sof2 clone no thx
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 5, 2018, 19:00 mag
 
lol, the comments on the Escapist article. "HOW DARE THEY CALL US ALT RIGHT! Dumb SJWs! Deus vult!"  
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News Comments > Dead Cells Exfoliated
9. Re: Dead Cells Exfoliated Aug 7, 2018, 09:44 mag
 
This was pretty much my 2017 GotY, even in EA. Love it!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2018, 17:56 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 5, 2018, 12:40:
Yesterday was the quietest fourth of July I can recall. We had our city's firework show, and that was it basically. Other than the occasional firecracker I heard almost nothing last night. And there was no lingering smoke at all, unlike previous years. Anyone experience anything different?

Went to a community fireworks display in a park that sits on a hill. The entire horizon, 360 degrees, was either other big community fireworks or smaller individual ones.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 28, 2018, 23:47 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 28, 2018, 14:55:
Bumpy wrote on Jun 28, 2018, 14:07:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 28, 2018, 13:39:
It's not just "younger folk" sending photos. https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/26438102/cow-dog-hotdogs/?hl=en
Here's a local food truck in my small hometown and there are millions of other businesses that use it.

Businesses may post on it but it's still the younger folk using it. Again, maybe my personal sample is skewed but most older and middle age adults go to a business's web site, not Instagram.

Business websites get such little traffic that few businesses maintain them. Your local restaurant's page probably look like the Space Jam page and is time consuming for someone to update. Consumers can get the same information, and more, from Yelp or Google maps. For CPG brands, the information is better from Amazon than a brand.com.

Also, and I know so many people over 40 bristle at this, but your habits and trends don't matter. You're spending way less money on these things, en aggregate than someone 25. So it's reaching them that matters.

Google and Yelp are actually worse than useless for all of my local restaurants, with actively wrong hours and menu information. If they don't maintain their own websites, or curate their own entries on food-delivery services, you pretty much have to either call or walk down to figure out what's up.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2018, 15:21 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 21, 2018, 14:57:
Open question:

I'm looking for an example of a movie in which the hero was getting his ass kicked, realized he needed to change his strategy, and did so and won.

There are a few billion of these, but I can't think of any. The better known it is, the better. In case anyone has one off the top of their head.

Not the best example but I love it so wanted to link it anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ltRBEu0IU
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Facebook edged out of top 3 social networks by U.S. teens Jun 1, 2018, 08:38 mag
 
Simon Says wrote on May 31, 2018, 21:43:
-Youtube is not a social network, it's a video platform.
-Instagram isn't a social network, it's a photo platform.
-Snapchat isn't a social network, it's a chat app.

Rolleyes

Facebook is not a social network, it's an ad platform.
 
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