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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
46. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 20:40 Beamer
 
theglaze wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 18:15:
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 17:13:
I make as much as 8 or so average families of 4. Am I smarter than them? I'd guess that, within that 64 people...

Wait a second...

Did I ever prove my point! SMRT!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
45. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 20:39 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 19:11:
@Beamer
You're being trolled.
But you probably already guessed that.

I don't think that. The amount of middle class people that fight to make certain the 0.1% keep taking the lionshare of income is nuts. Often, it involves one of two fallacies:

1) That it isn't a zero-sum game, and we can all make more money together. This isn't factually accurate, the US only earns a certain amount per year. If one person takes more of it, 1000 people take less of it.

2) I'm constantly amazed at how many don't understand a marginal tax rate. While I've not seen evidence of that in this thread, Motley Fool published an article today about 401ks, and it seemed to think that if you made $80k, and put $5k in your 401k, you saved significantly by lowering yourself into a different tax bracket. That's a financial site! I've even known people who didn't want to work overtime, afraid it would knock them into a different tax bracket...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
44. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 20:36 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 18:38:
I'd certainly like to keep most of what I earned.

If you don't want to keep what you've earned... then give it away... but don't force the rest of us to give it away. It's very easy to give someone elses money away.

1) And, weirdly, she's not proposing raising taxes on you.

2) The whole "you can always pay more" argument is bogus. One person doing that changes nothing. The system needs to be changed. If you think Monopoly is more fun if you get paid when landing on Free Parking, you can't just do it - everyone needs to agree to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
35. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 17:13 Beamer
 
Anyway, "merit" is the dumbest concept possible, and an absolute weasel-word.

WTF_Man, you're not making $10MM a year. Khloe Kardashian, meanwhile, is earning somewhere between $15MM and $20MM a year.

Are you dumber than Khloe Kardashian, or lazier than her? I mean, clearly she merits exponentially more than you make.

For me personally, I make as much as 8 or so average families of 4. Am I smarter than them? I'd guess that, within that 64 people, some are at least as smart. Do I work harder than them? I dunno, look at my posting history today and see how frequently I've been here. Your average construction worker definitely works harder than I do. Maybe something else happened in my life, other than just smarts or how hard I work, to get me where I am.

As do all the other people who basically fall into money, likely from inheritance. Because the American Dream isn't really about being an entrepreneur, as few of the 0.1% are, but about inheriting money. Takes money to make money!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
34. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 17:10 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 12:50:

Go tell an A-list hollyweird actor / acterss that they can only charge what a c-list person makes because you think they make too much.


Yes, because $10MM is what c-list people make... wait, why am I talking to someone that actually typed out "hollyweird."

But let's say that Robert Downey Jr. was only making $10MM on Iron Man 8. What would happen? Well, the movie would still make a bazillion dollars, and that money needs to go somewhere. The executives are also making enormous amounts of money. Where does the money go?

To the people working on the film for next to nothing, like the key grip.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
3. Re: Morning Previews Jan 22, 2019, 17:08 Beamer
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 16:25:
I can't imagine that RDR2 won't eventually make it to the PC purely based on how well GTA V did on steam. The game will print money for the next 5-10 years if they do release it, I just think they are waiting long enough for PC players to break down and buy a console version first.

I got why RDR didn't make it, given it was supposedly stuck together with baseball-card bubble gum, but I'd guess the engine is much more solid this time around, and therefore actually portable.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned
39. Re: Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned Jan 22, 2019, 16:55 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 16:04:
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 15:54:
Kain wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 14:51:
This isn't people tweaking the config files for the game. They are going into Nvidia Inspector and toggling very specific settings at the driver level to achieve this. It is definitely cheating. That said, no one cares because the game is a hot mess. Having played a lot of BF V, I can almost understand otherwise reasonable players wanting to do this. It is really hard to discern your opponents in this game. Poor color palette choices, camo and their hideous forced smearing anti-aliasing all contribute to major visibility problems. There are several Youtube videos that demonstrate this more effectively to outsiders, google them to see some examples.

Would you call some of the stuff here cheating?
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1315092927

Not asking leadingly, just curious.

If go in that direction you could also argue that tuning gamma settings via driver is cheating or that painting crosshair on screen via OSD is cheating...

I always ran BF4 with a selection of "super low" settings to fix the grass/bush/tree and clutter making the image and hence visibility dirty. But it was in-game settings for most part, aside from Gamma tuning which made the game look just less contrasty, which is great for visibility, high contrasts are the worst situation for visibility.

But in the end, it's the developer deciding what is or isn't cheating.
Yeah, I'm just curious where people here fall.
I don't know, personally. I don't think what I linked is cheating. Drawing on the monitor? I had considered it like crazy back in the day, making certain weapons much easier (especially in more recentish games, where some weapons don't give you an OSD reticule unless you are zoomed.) Some of this feels fine for casual, not fine for pro.

I'm on the hedge. Could see arguments either way. Ultimately don't think I care much, and yeah, agree it's up to the dev (though they should be pretty clear in communicating.)
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned
37. Re: Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned Jan 22, 2019, 15:54 Beamer
 
Kain wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 14:51:
This isn't people tweaking the config files for the game. They are going into Nvidia Inspector and toggling very specific settings at the driver level to achieve this. It is definitely cheating. That said, no one cares because the game is a hot mess. Having played a lot of BF V, I can almost understand otherwise reasonable players wanting to do this. It is really hard to discern your opponents in this game. Poor color palette choices, camo and their hideous forced smearing anti-aliasing all contribute to major visibility problems. There are several Youtube videos that demonstrate this more effectively to outsiders, google them to see some examples.

Would you call some of the stuff here cheating?
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1315092927

Not asking leadingly, just curious.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 13:39 Beamer
 
sliv wrote on Jan 21, 2019, 21:55:
No, empathy meter is just fine, thanks.

Stable job, until it's not.

It's funny how small business owners have the "worst mindset", compared to who? People who willingly go into a job having a single focused skill set that doesn't translate to anything outside of their seemingly stable job so when said job is in jeopardy they have no where else to go? Sounds like my mindset has a better chance for a future, but okay.

To say something is "obvious" means you believe your opinion is shared by everyone. It's not, so don't use 'obvious' when you very well could be part of a very small vocal minority. But you wouldn't know.


I mean, it's obvious you don't understand how temp agencies function. You think you would, given your small business, but perhaps you don't actually have employees, and have never really been one, so you don't understand how hiring works and just make sweeping generalizations with no experience supporting it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2019, 12:55 Beamer
 
Kain wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 12:53:
The trouble with the NFL is that so many plays are subjective and its a very technical sport compared to say soccer where they have deployed tech to confirm goals and remove all doubt.

Yeah, the rules are weird to archaic, which can be hard to automate. Even more, it isn't as easy as in soccer, where what matters is the ball entering the goal. The ball crossing the line in football doesn't always tell you if it's a touchdown. Was the player down first? Did he have control of it? It isn't easy to automate that, and that's typically the discussion, not whether it simply crossed.

I generally consider the way the rulings are made to be an interesting part of the game. But this was a big blown call.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 12:37 Beamer
 
D-Rock wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 12:07:
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 10:44:
Oh, wait, you mean the new politician that literally just took office. She's half your age and has accomplished more than you, but of course you dismiss her as just "that chick." Much like how yesterday you called another woman a "bitch."

Heaven forbid he decides to have an opinion on the matter. Your constant condescension is getting old. Must you be a part of every single conversation? I can't possibly be the only one who is sick and tired of your arrogance.

You'd call "isn't that chick's 15 minutes up?" an opinion? Or at least one worth bringing up? He didn't criticize her policy, he complained about hearing about her. Given that she was just sworn in this month, he's going to be hearing about her for a long time.

"I disagree with her policy on XYZ" is an opinion. "That chick sucks" is something a moron says.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
18. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 12:29 Beamer
 
D-Rock wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 12:12:
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 11:27:

You're thinking about it wrong.

Would it kill you to say "I disagree" versus calling everyone that doesn't fall in line with the rules of your special bubble "wrong"?

Because it's literally a different way of thinking about it. He's approaching taxation as paying for things, I'm approaching it as a salary cap. Literally thinking about its purpose differently.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 11:27 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 11:13:
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 10:50:
I've been saying it here forever, but going back to something similar to Eisenhower's tax plan seems like a no-brainer. It's so odd to me that so many people that would benefit from it, and have no hope of ever making $10MM a year, seem to think it's a bad idea.

It's easy to say "take" what doesn't belong to you.

That said... going back to 24 tax brackets, everyone paying higher taxes, tax laws have changed where property is on longer considered "depreciation"... you are smoking some good stuff.

If anything... it should be a flat one bracket tax with ZERO deductions for EVERYONE. (except of course poverty level being exempt)

Yes we would mostly all pay a little more... but the asshats in congress wouldn't be paying 15% while the rest of us are paying higher percentage brackets. Everyone would be paying the same percentage, which is fair.

You're thinking about it wrong. A flat tax is an absolute disaster, because it just gives the people with wealth, who ultimately decide who keeps wealth, absolute incentive to keep it for themselves. A marginal tax rate starts giving incentive not to.

Back when Eisenhower was president, you didn't have CEOs doing things like cutting 10% of the workforce then giving themselves a $10MM bonus for having done so. Why? Because they couldn't do that. They'd keep 9 cents for every dollar they paid themselves, ultimately making that raise, or bonus, somewhat worthless to them. But employees that kept 75 cents for every dollar saw much more value in every dollar paid to them, so salary, y'know, actually trickled down. The fantastically wealthy had little incentive not to, let's coin a term, "share the wealth."

"Belongs to" is a weird term. When you decide what to pay the people doing the actual work, you think it all belongs to you.
 
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News Comments > Money Laundering in Fortnite
7. Re: Money Laundering in Fortnite Jan 22, 2019, 11:22 Beamer
 
xXStellarDadXx wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 11:15:
I love Fortnite...Keeps the little annoying kids out of the good games...

2 of your last 3 posts are this joke.
 
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News Comments > Money Laundering in Fortnite
5. Re: Money Laundering in Fortnite Jan 22, 2019, 11:13 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 11:04:
Apologies in advance for me being an ignorant old crony, but how do the credit card thieves get the real world money back out of the game after buying V-bucks on stolen cards? I'd guess there are third party sites which sell in game items for real money? Is that correct? Assuming so, is there a reasonable/legitimate thought process to allow this type of third party interaction with the game? Or it is simply pure greed motivation on the side of the game devs?

Yeah, Blue hit it, but in large part devs try to avoid something like this and discourage it, but Life jerks, uh, find a way.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 10:50 Beamer
 
I've been saying it here forever, but going back to something similar to Eisenhower's tax plan seems like a no-brainer. It's so odd to me that so many people that would benefit from it, and have no hope of ever making $10MM a year, seem to think it's a bad idea.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 10:44 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 10:40:
Media really needs to shut up about that chick. Her 15 minutes are up.

Pamela Anderson had more like 15 years than minutes.

Oh, wait, you mean the new politician that literally just took office. She's half your age and has accomplished more than you, but of course you dismiss her as just "that chick." Much like how yesterday you called another woman a "bitch."

You really love using dismissing women like this. Which is probably why you hate AOC. Her politics would help you immensely, and as others have noticed, your politics are solely "what's good for Cutter is good for everyone, and anyone that disagrees is evil!" so you should like her, but then again, you love dismissing women, so...
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned
26. Re: Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned Jan 22, 2019, 10:40 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 10:25:
Dice can go to Hell and shove their SJW POS trashed battlefield v game up their a$$ on the way down.

You could not pay to to play this pos liberal whack job pro nazi fantasy.

I'm sorry that women offend you so much.

Expected response: "You jerk, I'm not offended by women, but anyone making me see them is clearly a piece of shit, a whack job, and pro Nazi! For reasons! My anger has nothing to do with me having to see women, even if all of this is set off my me having to see women!"
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned
23. Re: Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned Jan 22, 2019, 08:36 Beamer
 
Frijoles wrote on Jan 21, 2019, 21:16:
Beamer wrote on Jan 21, 2019, 20:24:
It's not something I do, but if it's in the menu, it doesn't feel like cheating.

It's not in the menu though. If I understand the video, you have to tweak a bunch of driver configuration settings. Or run another little utility to set them for you. Sounds like cheating to me. Good riddance to them.

Below the minimum offered in the game menus

Ok, yeah, I'm dumb.
Also, I believe people do this in CS, pros, right? But it doesn't offer this level of advantage, and is all stuff they're editing in text files. Also drivers, if I recall. I remember, two years ago when I did a decent amount of CS:GO (with my skill level at this age being, at best decent), that there were a ton of tutorials for the settings the pros used, and it did require driver tweaks.

But also wouldn't give you what we're seeing here, by any means. It was just faster, with maybe less flair, but still all the geometry and smoke, etc.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned
4. Re: Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned Jan 21, 2019, 20:24 Beamer
 
It's not something I do, but if it's in the menu, it doesn't feel like cheating.  
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