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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 23, 2017, 00:16 Beamer
 
fishingtime wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 18:55:
meetings are a waste of everyone's time. if it takes you that long to get an idea across, you are the problem.

Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 15:54:
If you're one person working on one person things, or something that's digestible parts, like many software consultants, sure, you can work remotely.

When you're in marketing, your days are probably 25%-90% meetings, depending on your level. If you're working from home, you aren't efficient. A few days a month, sure, so you can get away from those meetings, but in marketing you need to work with finance, with sales, with accounting, with strategy, with legal, etc. You cannot do that remotely.

If you're someone that works focused on one small thing, great. If you're someone responsible for, or in the chain responsible for, actually directing the company, it's awful.

Decisions that require multiple departments require a lot of meetings. Meetings to establish what you're trying to figure out, to review data, to convince people to dedicate resources to your cause.

Sorry, decisions take a lot of people and take time. If you're doing a task, no, but if you're running entire brands, yes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: GOG Galaxy Leaves Beta Mar 23, 2017, 00:14 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 19:37:
That role was easily the peak moment of Chris Tucker's career.

https://youtu.be/bgo0CDL6bd0 is a much more accurate version of the aria.

I don't think I disagree, and I absolutely thought he was the worst part of that movie. Made it almost unwatchable. Still a ton of fun.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 22, 2017, 15:54 Beamer
 
If you're one person working on one person things, or something that's digestible parts, like many software consultants, sure, you can work remotely.

When you're in marketing, your days are probably 25%-90% meetings, depending on your level. If you're working from home, you aren't efficient. A few days a month, sure, so you can get away from those meetings, but in marketing you need to work with finance, with sales, with accounting, with strategy, with legal, etc. You cannot do that remotely.

If you're someone that works focused on one small thing, great. If you're someone responsible for, or in the chain responsible for, actually directing the company, it's awful.
 
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
61. Re: MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs? Mar 22, 2017, 15:52 Beamer
 
There's no way spyware is why more desktops run Windows 7. More likely, no one updates desktop OSs unless they buy a new desktop (or the OS they have is horrifically bad.) Since desktops aren't rapidly aging, people just aren't replacing their hardware and therefore seeing little reason to move to Windows 10.

Anyway, OSs collect data. That's just what 2017 is. As mentioned, your phone does it, your tablet does it. If you sneeze Google and Facebook know. Sometimes it's for marketing purposes, often it's just to see what the hell you do with your device and where issues occur.

Most people don't care. There's no way it's responsible for more than a percentage or two of conversion.
 
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News Comments > Vulkan Multi-GPU Support for Windows
5. Re: Vulkan Multi-GPU Support for Windows Mar 22, 2017, 12:18 Beamer
 
grudgebearer wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 12:03:
Microsoft probably has 250 lawyers working feverishly right now to find a way to crush Vulkan, or neuter it to the point of being useless before any more devs drop DX12 support.


Or, on the other hand, they're on the board of Vulkan.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 21, 2017, 23:04 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 22:51:
Wait what?
When you send an email to a gmail address Google scans it.

Hope nothing nefarious like that happens when I use my Nexus 7.
Whew, I was almost scared there for a minute.

Whoa. That's odd. You mentioned the Nexus 7, and I read it on my Android phone, and now every webpage has an add for the Nexus 7.

What a goofy coincidence!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
13. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 21, 2017, 14:29 Beamer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 13:39:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 13:37:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 13:08:
Beamer wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 12:41:
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 12:33:
Is the Irish slave story fake news? They came over as indentured servants and were essentially slaves during their indentured period. There was also a high death rate among them too.

So you can sugarcoat the fact all you like, but it certainly was no cake walk for them.

Or you could, y'know, click and read the sources.

killer argument follows
Generically speaking, any form of forced labor can be called slavery and this is not for historians to decide, but by the zeitgeist.

Whether the servitude was voluntary and time limit or involuntary and forever, makes no difference. One is worse, but both are slavery.
Or this; Unlike institutionalized chattel slavery, indentured servitude was neither hereditary nor lifelong; unlike black slaves, white indentured servants had legal rights; unlike black slaves, indentured servants weren't considered property.

and that makes indentured servitude not really a problem


Said no one. Ever.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 21, 2017, 12:41 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 12:33:
Is the Irish slave story fake news? They came over as indentured servants and were essentially slaves during their indentured period. There was also a high death rate among them too.

So you can sugarcoat the fact all you like, but it certainly was no cake walk for them.

Or you could, y'know, click and read the sources.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 21, 2017, 10:09 Beamer
 
There's been a huge war between some of these airlines and the American airlines. Delta and United have been threatening to sue Emirates over the new Newark to Athens leg it just opened last week. It's been a huge, huge deal, and the airlines have met with Trump over it several times.

Given that this makes no sense, people are speculating this is punishment for the airlines from these countries starting price wars on some of the profitable legs for the domestic airlines. A shame, I actually booked that Emirates flight. I've flown Emirates, and it's an infinitely nicer experience than the domestics, and was cheaper.
 
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News Comments > etc.
40. Re: etc. Mar 21, 2017, 01:28 Beamer
 
They worked for a dev that was outsourced to. If you know anything about development, or common sense, it's obvious she didn't have the final say in anything, and was only marginally involved. But, I mean, GG lacks dev experience and common sense, and all they saw was a woman they could blame, and one that fit their world view that she must have gotten the position due to sex.

You're an incredibly awful human being. Why was I the first to respond? Because everyone else responding to kxmode on similar topics has you on ignore.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
59. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 16:05 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 16:03:
One of the tweets you object to is "The entire discussion of race in America centers around the protection of White feelings." Do you not see the irony?


Ha!

As I called out earlier, I also appreciate him being angry about the "Fuller House: Thanks, White People!" tweet. As if anyone not white has anything to do with Fuller House. It's funny.

He also got angry at one calling out GamerGate, though, so I get an idea where these opinions and this anger is coming from: YouTube.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
31. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 13:04 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 11:46:
I know I've been ultra busy with work and family but what the Hell is this all about?

It's another one of Kxmodes insane crusades and has nothing to do with the game. You can safely ignore it.

I really feel like, after he finally stopped posting about religion in every thread, he needed something new. Because every thread I open has him ranting about the same thing. It isn't contained to one thread, and no one else is starting it.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Swapping DX12 for Vulkan
50. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 20, 2017, 10:21 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 19:28:
Quboid wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 16:16:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 14:49:
Good software engineering practices are in short supply however. If you're working for the in-house code shop for a company that is in some non-tech related industry, then chances are your software engineering practices consist of "Here's your deadline, regardless of technical feasibility or the time necessary to do it right: get something that (barely) works by then, and we'll fix any problems later (but later will never arrive). Then, as your codebase accumulates more and more problems, and gets more and more neglected, it will become harder and harder to make any forward progress, so in response we'll hire some barely competent contractors to 'help' you out, primarily by committing breaking changes to your production codebase and generally not knowing jack shit about computer science fundamentals or software engineering best practice."

Do ... do you need a hug?

Rofl, nah, that kind of engineering job is hopefully all in my past now. I actually start my new job with Google's New York office tomorrow morning. By all accounts, Google engineering actually knows what the fuck it's doing. My last job though...

You have a 3 block walk to work? I'm jealous. Also, there's so much damn food in that office, but seriously the worst elevators I've ever used, haha. Then again, nearly every office building I've worked in, even the newest and most modern in NYC, has horrible elevators at 9am, but man, the Google ones in Chelsea...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 10:20 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 06:08:
descender wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 11:42:
I don't think too many people move to downtown Manhatten, one of the most expensive areas in the world to live... to work for a random "tech company". I sure hope he didn't do that...

I think you misunderstand the area he is moving to entirely. Odds are better that he is working for a Fortune500 company, probably a bank.

Actually, it looks like he's working for a small startup called "Google"

What a dumb name. It'll never last.
 
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News Comments > etc.
30. Re: etc. Mar 20, 2017, 00:18 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 23:25:
Beamer wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 22:06:
Oh, you're one of those who I point to actual behavior and then just makes weird assumptions back. Show me where I've ever said anything positive about Amy Schumer.

What I don't understand about you fragile, angry men, is why you're singling out a facial animator when people keep posting to awful walking animations. Is it that you can't find a woman to blame those walking animations on? Even KotakuInAction is calling this a horrific, misogynist witchhunt. MA, when you're even further into the red pill than KiA...

Misses the mocking. Doesn't catch the point. Makes baseless assumptions, makes baseless claims. Makes more baseless assumptions. Goes off into crazy territory, and makes another baseless assumption.

Let me know when you're out there standing up and defending Jon Tron to boot. You catch the point yet, or do I need to spell it out for you?


I have no clue what your point is. JonTron made disgusting comments.

I also don't know why you're so angry at a woman who worked at a studio they outsourced to. I mean, she got singled out... because she's a woman! She doesn't work for Bioware, and the errors and issues seem to be coding ones (e.g., technical artists), and regardless, looking at the ME:A credits, at least a dozen people would have touched the work she did before consumers saw it.

But sure, let's keep saying it's her fault. I'm ignoring you. Every post by you is the same thing, always so angry at women.
 
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News Comments > etc.
22. Re: etc. Mar 19, 2017, 22:06 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 20:52:
Beamer wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 19:21:
Likewise. You never get involved unless it's a woman or someone saying nice things about women.
Really? You seem pretty upset still. Maybe you should go cheer on Amy Schumer and complain that her dismal ratings are because of the "alt-right/sexism/racism/misogyny" instead of her just being shit and unable to accept that. After all, we wouldn't want to hold people to the same standards or anything. Much easier to engage in collectivist garbage, pat them on the back for things that they're born with and can't change.

Oh, you're one of those who I point to actual behavior and then just makes weird assumptions back. Show me where I've ever said anything positive about Amy Schumer.

What I don't understand about you fragile, angry men, is why you're singling out a facial animator when people keep posting to awful walking animations. Is it that you can't find a woman to blame those walking animations on? Even KotakuInAction is calling this a horrific, misogynist witchhunt. MA, when you're even further into the red pill than KiA...
 
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Mar 19, 2017, 19:21 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 18:35:
$20 says that if the sexes were reversed, you wouldn't hear a fucking peep.

Likewise. You never get involved unless it's a woman or someone saying nice things about women.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Swapping DX12 for Vulkan
21. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 19, 2017, 15:24 Beamer
 
Duke 3D was a disaster because engine switches required rebuilding enormous amounts of assets.

DX12 to Vulkan is just rendering. Your engineers are impacted, but your designers mostly aren't.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Mar 19, 2017, 15:21 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 14:53:
-Always been allergic to the libertarian "muh freedumb market" cult...
-Always been allergic to open world games too...

Probably just a coincidence tho.

Libertarianism is probably the dumbest political ideology, not the least of which because libertarians tend to be extremely passionate about what impacts them directly but not care about what doesn't, but open world games can be amazing. Saints Row 3 and The Witcher 3 are near perfect games.
 
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News Comments > etc.
20. Re: On Sale Mar 19, 2017, 00:36 Beamer
 
Yup, only cares about racism against whites.

Extremely mild racism, at that. Pretty much all the posts he linked to were amusingly accurate. Fuller House is definitely our fault, right?
 
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