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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: The Trump administration aims to privatize the International Space Station: report Feb 13, 2018, 00:16 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 12:31:
Simon Says wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 11:48:
Neolibs: "Privatize all the things!"

How do you go from privatizing one thing to that equating to privatizing all things?

Because this is one item in a long line of things Republicans want and have wanted to privatize or eradicate, you dingus. I think it is probable that literally THE ONLY THING that a Republican has not suggested privatization for is Congress itself (and I'm not sure about that). A selected list:

Social Security!
The post office!
National parks!
Roads!
Fire departments!
Police departments!
The military!
NASA!
The Department of Energy!
Schools!
The FDA!
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War 3 Sets
28. Re: Dawn of War 3 Sets Feb 8, 2018, 22:37 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 8, 2018, 21:41:
Darks wrote on Feb 8, 2018, 20:09:
Devinoch wrote on Feb 8, 2018, 19:43:
Darks wrote on Feb 8, 2018, 11:08:
Theres a new Warhammer RTS game coming out, it goes back to the basic RTS game play style of base building and massive armies. That is what I want in an RTS game. none of this bullshit they keep coming up with and limited units pop cap crap.

We'll see if it sells enough to merit. RTS games have been a dying breed for a long time now for one major reason - they just don't sell like they used to. And this comes to you from someone who worked at Westwood Studios for a while.

Not trying to burst your bubble or anything, but in all seriousness, Petroglyph hasn't really made any quality RTS games in a long while, in fact not to many have. Act of Aggression and Act of War were really good RTS games.

And SupCom is the King of all RTS games. but no one makes RTS games like that, and thats what many of us RTS guy want in an RTS game bigger and longer matched games. not this tournament shit they make these days.

Yeah, SupCom is probably my fav game of all time, especially after the expansion.

There's still a community chugging along, too, with Forged Alliance Forever. There's even a slow but steady progression of balance tweaks and fixes (where possible for mods). It's actually in a pretty nice state.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 2, 2018, 21:52 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 21:41:
The average solar panel roof is between $10-$30K. Tesla? $73K. Yeah, I'm sure they'll sell like hotcakes. Wry

Whether or not it's worth this positioning, Musk is trying to paint the solar roof as a complete replacement for getting a new slate or tile roof.

A 3000sqft slate roof could run $30-100k (but last a 100 years, who knows what the longevity of a solar roof is). A tile roof could run $20-60k.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Jan 26, 2018, 02:28 mag
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 22:32:
The press release includes McMahon being quoted as saying he won't allow anyone to protest, and he will be the owner of all the teams. What a joke.


Holy shit, I missed that. That's hilarious.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2018, 18:22 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 16:01:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 15:14:
NASA needs more funding, the amount of things NASA has done to improve our quality of life is actually impressive.

They didn't mention GPS in there, but we all know their work made that possible. Same with satellite TV, Satellite Phones, etc.

JPL infographic

Wikipedia

If that were remotely true private enterprise would have been tripping over themselves for decades making it happen. All the taxpayer subsidized shit just ends up in private hands anyway, so what's the point? It always amounts to just more corporate welfare.

What?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 20, 2018, 02:38 mag
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 18:53:
I thought PC gaming’s death was the thing that was always predicted, not consoles.

Phones were going to kill consoles, a couple years ago.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 15, 2018, 23:18 mag
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 20:57:
Dat monitor... to quote a famous early 90's philosopher "SHWING!"

Asus and Acer still haven't released the monitors they showed at least year's CES. Unless this is just a repurposed TV panel, I wouldn't expect to see this out this year.

But that might be exactly what it is, and that's probably the only reason it's being made.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jan 8, 2018, 00:35 mag
 
Creston wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 14:43:
SupCom was fantastic. I so wish we'd get another one.

Article says Taylor's working on something new. Hopefully it's more Supreme Commander and less Supreme Commander 2. But he wants to bust the genre out of its rut, so I guess we're probably going to get a 5-unit-cap tactical type game or something dumb.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jan 8, 2018, 00:12 mag
 
Warrantless phone, laptop searches at the US border hit record levels

Red886 wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 02:17:
Smut age check harming ISPs? oh wait, its the UK
can't believe British citizens still tolerate their government

Something something glass houses, something something throwing stones.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 5, 2018, 18:45 mag
 
Burnout Paradise HD reports gather pace.

Noooo. Wrong Burnout to bring back. Redo Burnout 3! Or Revenge!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 17, 2017, 15:21 mag
 
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 14:54:
Funny enough, I only just recently became aware of Okami (through a Miracle of Sound song.) It looked pretty interesting, but I was trying to figure out what to play it on, and then they released the new HD version. Sweeeet


Okami is so good. If you're in the mood for a chill Zelda-alike.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 9, 2017, 22:13 mag
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 9, 2017, 18:18:
JeffD wrote on Dec 9, 2017, 16:23:
please oh please make your OS work on all PCs... just pull a sega and go all software! I'm all for loading your OS on my PC and all but I refuse to do all that hacking BS to get it done.
They could easily sell it for $150. People would be lining up to buy Mac OS and install it on their own hardware.

Blue wrote on Dec 9, 2017:
When was the last time Dvorak was right about something?
True dat. If there was ever a getoffmylawn of computer tech, it would be John C.

The myth of DirectX 12 was that it had steam to begin with. But hey, it came with a free version of spyware so what's not to like.

I'm not sure how true that is. I don't think most people that want to use MacOS are the "buy a computer and install a different operating system" type. Sure they'd pick up a few people, but they'd probably lose way more.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 5, 2017, 18:11 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 13:27:
RE: Phenom IIs, I'd be surprised if they could even play a modern game like ACO, even with SSE.

I was going to say the Phenom II is probably faster than the min spec processor--but nope! I am wrong and surprised!

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-2400S-vs-AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955/m304vs2935
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers Nov 3, 2017, 16:34 mag
 
Darks wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 21:44:
mag wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 20:03:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 18:18:
Haven't had to rollback drivers in over a year.

The last three most recent versions have all crashed and restarted at least once a day, and had lots of graphical corruption in Divinity: OS2. EVGA GTX 1080.

Reverted back to a version from earlier in the summer, everything's fine again.

So, it wouldn't be your system thats the problem right?

I've updated everything, and I've not had any issues at all with any game I've played. Nor have I had any crashing issues.

Best rebuild your OS. seems to me you got issues with it.

There were absolutely no problems until I updated my nvidia drivers, so I think that's still the most likely culprit. *shrug*
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 3, 2017, 16:33 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2017, 16:23:
Verno wrote on Nov 3, 2017, 16:02:
DangerDog wrote on Nov 3, 2017, 15:30:
meanwhile crooked Hillary is confirmed crooked.

thank you donna brazile for confirming what everyone with a brain already knew.

I thought people on the left would be a little upset about this but somehow it got glossed over. Perhaps you're right, since everyone "already knew" it just doesn't have any impact whereas fresh scandals or unknowns are more compelling reading.

I thought Sanders was a really interesting candidate. He wouldn't have been able to pay for any of his grand ideas but that election was certainly calling for them. The school tuition stuff was impossible and he had no credible plan but damn it would have been nice to see someone try.

Yeah, to me it falls to an "already knew." Sanders was also an enemy of the DNC prior to deciding he wanted to make a serious run for President, so it doesn't surprise me that a guy who had spent decades talking about what a joke the DNC was didn't get a ton of internal support from them when deciding he wanted to use them to further his own career. The DNC still went further into Hillary than I had expected, but I expected a lot and basically understood it. Everyone else sucked, except Bernie, who had antagonized them for years.

Which is also why I said here a few days ago I think the DNC is still in trouble next election. There's nobody. Nobody. They let themselves be steamrolled by Hillary because they knew she was the best they had, and she still wasn't very much.

I agree to a point! The DNC rolled over and let Hillary bully her way into being the presumptive candidate, but I'm hoping with her out of the picture more credible people will start stepping up for 2020.

But its unlikely. They're apparently already having trouble finding credible candidates to run for competitive House seats. They're broke and in debt. They have a lower approval rating than the president. Ugh.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
5. Re: New GeForce Drivers Oct 23, 2017, 20:03 mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 18:18:
Haven't had to rollback drivers in over a year.

The last three most recent versions have all crashed and restarted at least once a day, and had lots of graphical corruption in Divinity: OS2. EVGA GTX 1080.

Reverted back to a version from earlier in the summer, everything's fine again.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 8, 2017, 09:55 mag
 
Pigeon wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 21:27:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 21:02:
By the time the GOP is done, it's going to cost you a couple of million to get health insurance...

But yeah, he is an idiot. Sells the website for $51m and that's not enough? This is the part of the human mindset which will make reaching a Star Trek like utopia extremely difficult.

The only Star Trek future we'll be living in is the one on Ferenginar.

Well, to be fair, humans practically bomb themselves back to the stone age before straightening up in the Star Trek universe. So we're on our way.
 
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News Comments > Labor Day Tech Bits
5. Re: Labor Day Tech Bits Sep 5, 2017, 00:17 mag
 
Elon Musk thinks AI will be the cause of World War III

Not if Trump has anything to say about it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2017, 00:36 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 7, 2017, 16:23:
LittleMe wrote on Aug 7, 2017, 14:28:
Hedge fund Carlson Capital has a fund that's lost 14.2% this year because of bad short wagers on Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices

That's not investing. That's gambling.


You got that right

$20 says people involved in Carlson Capital are behind all of the anti-AMD articles on seekingalpha.com
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Split-screen and Controller Support
7. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Split-screen and Controller Support Aug 2, 2017, 23:39 mag
 
Hanover wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 22:25:
Awesome! I liked the first a lot though I never finished it, even after 90 hours. Split screen is a selling point for me.

You might have been getting pretty close. My friend and I did aaaalmost everything, and my Steam usage clocks it at 92 hours (in the Enhanced Edition).
 
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