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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs

6. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 16, 2019, 21:58 Beamer
 
Saboth wrote on Nov 16, 2019, 19:01:
I'm kind of curious about the, "it's inappropriate to throw things, but slapping someone is criminal." What/how was she throwing things at him? I could easily kill or maim someone for life depending on how/what I threw at them. Was she throwing pillows or pairs of socks at him or baseball trophies and paperweights?

She was also charged, so your concerns about fairness are for nought.
 



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News Comments > Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Released

19. Re: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Released Nov 15, 2019, 17:35 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 13:31:
Your money man. I'm just saying $60 is totally fine with me if its a really fun 12 hour game. Not everything needs to be some marathon, people have other shit to do. And sometimes I don't want to wait because the internet manages to find a way to spoil everything, some games lose their MP communities quickly and so on. It's still less than the cost of a night out with friends anyway, not like its some insane ripoff. Games are a pretty good bang for buck in terms of entertainment at all price points.

Couldn't agree more. I don't always want an open-world game, or a rogue-like. And I've played too many ok 20 hour games that would have made for an incredible 12 hour game.
I'll generally wait on almost anything, due to a huge back-log, but I'll buy what I really want when I really want it. Like Doom and Wolfenstein 2 - bought them full price, and consider them two of the best games of the decade.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2019, 16:08 Beamer
 
Rudolph was fouled with not only a late hit, but a really gratuitous one where Garrett very slowly took him down. He did some pushing and shoving with that. Nothing he did is ejection worthy. Nothing he did is uncommon. It's, at worst, a flag.

Swinging a weapon at his unprotected head is very different.
 



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News Comments > Jedi: Fallen Order Reviews

5. Re: Jedi: Fallen Order Reviews Nov 15, 2019, 14:19 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 14:02:
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 13:52:
VoodooV wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 13:39:
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 12:45:
The general consensus among the reviews is that Fallen Order starts off strong, but quickly loses steam. It is also how I felt about the Battlefront II campaign, which I bought with a decent sale (fortunately). I think I will wait for a decent sale on Fallen Order as well.

Why even give EA that much money? just wait for someone to post the entire thing on youtube and "play" the game that way.

I don't get people who think that watching and playing are the same. One is infinitely less satisfying.

If something looks fun to you, and you just wait for it to all be on YouTube...

My same thoughts exactly, I never understood why people just want to watch when playing and having that experience is so much more gratifying.

I get that one is much cheaper, but a) every game hits $5 eventually and b) if you're going to spend time in games, why not play something instead of watch something else?
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2019, 13:59 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 13:23:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 12:52:
Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 11:48:
On the Joe Rogan thing, from the comments section:

Journalism is full of narcissists that want to write the story that people believe, whether it's truth, or just attention grabbing.

Isn't that kind of Joe Rogan himself? "So today, we have on a guy that hates women, a guy that is anti-vax, and Alex Jones. Let's see what they have to say!"

Peter Lugar's quality has gone down. They can recover, but their response was all you need to know. When the criticism is "they're not cooking consistently to the right temperatures," the response can't be "we're sorry we don't serve kale."
I had steak at Peter Luger after The New York Times gave it a scathing zero-star review, and it didn't live up to the hype

Beamer, you live in the Big Apple and can afford these tourist traps. Where do go to get you meat on.

http://www.keens.com/

Keens is definitely great, though I still prefer their mutton chop. When people ask me for a steak joint in NYC, Keens is my first suggestion.

As a whole, I think steak isn't the way to go in NYC. Aside from something particularly well dry aged, you won't get huge variation. I had a $180 steak a few weeks back, and, I mean, it was good, but... then again, it wasn't from a steak place (it was at Morimoto of all places.)

For your meat kick, go burger. You'd be amazed at how much variation is in burgers. NYC gets the best beef in the country because the demand and money is here, and while that does count towards steak, it's really in burgers that it becomes something else. Like at Minetta Tavern, or The Loyal, where they're doing unique blends of meat, often dry aged, sourced from Pat LaFrieda.

For a unique steak experience, go to Cote and get the Butcher's Feast. $54 for 4 different cuts from a Michelin starred Korean steakhouse. The owner used to own another favorite of mine, Piora, which had an incredible cote de boeuf.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2019, 13:53 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 12:04:
Garrett shouldn't be able to get a job at McDonalds, let alone step foot on a field again.

Beamer wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 11:48:
Isn't that kind of Joe Rogan himself? "So today, we have on a guy that hates women, a guy that is anti-vax, and Alex Jones. Let's see what they have to say!"

I don't think Joe Rogan has ever claimed to be a journalist. He just does a podcast. He also often has on people like Sean Carroll, Nick Bostrom, Richard Dawkins, Bernie Sanders, Elon Musk.

Neither is a food critic.

But I didn't say it's all Rogan does, nor is it all (or, really, anything) the NYT does.
 



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News Comments > Jedi: Fallen Order Reviews

3. Re: Jedi: Fallen Order Reviews Nov 15, 2019, 13:52 Beamer
 
VoodooV wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 13:39:
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Nov 15, 2019, 12:45:
The general consensus among the reviews is that Fallen Order starts off strong, but quickly loses steam. It is also how I felt about the Battlefront II campaign, which I bought with a decent sale (fortunately). I think I will wait for a decent sale on Fallen Order as well.

Why even give EA that much money? just wait for someone to post the entire thing on youtube and "play" the game that way.

I don't get people who think that watching and playing are the same. One is infinitely less satisfying.

If something looks fun to you, and you just wait for it to all be on YouTube...
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2019, 11:48 Beamer
 
On the Joe Rogan thing, from the comments section:

Journalism is full of narcissists that want to write the story that people believe, whether it's truth, or just attention grabbing.

Isn't that kind of Joe Rogan himself? "So today, we have on a guy that hates women, a guy that is anti-vax, and Alex Jones. Let's see what they have to say!"

Peter Lugar's quality has gone down. They can recover, but their response was all you need to know. When the criticism is "they're not cooking consistently to the right temperatures," the response can't be "we're sorry we don't serve kale."
 



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News Comments > Morning Interviews

2. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 14, 2019, 21:09 Beamer
 
It's sad that people describe that as "cultural" decline.

More likely, the angry ones fail at adapting.
 



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General Discussion > Responsive layout update #1

12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2019, 17:04 Beamer
 
The main page, the one you've been focusing on, looks magnificent now.  



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News Comments > Get The Messenger for Free

2. Re: Get The Messenger for Free Nov 14, 2019, 15:01 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 14, 2019, 14:23:
We've gone so deep in to the "retro" rabbit-hole that we're now emulating EGA graphics on 1080+ capable systems.

Will decidedly not be snagging this.

Meh. It's the easiest way for a team of 14 to get a game out there. I rather focus on the gameplay and have more games, than focus on the graphics and have fewer. It's much cheaper and less time consuming to make older styles look good.
 



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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 14, 2019, 12:58 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 14, 2019, 12:53:
Yeah, 3-4 years is a joke. Put them away for 10 and make them financially liable for all costs incurred as well. Let them work as indentured servants for the next 20 years.

"Bring back slavery for non-violent crimes!"
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2019, 12:19 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 14, 2019, 11:30:
Beamer wrote on Nov 14, 2019, 11:16:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 14, 2019, 11:05:
Beamer wrote on Nov 14, 2019, 10:54:
Had a somewhat annoying experience yesterday, figure on people here will get it.

My desktop has been making some kind of crazy noise the past several months. It sounds like an HDD going bad, but not if you're familiar with that noise. My girlfriend figured I'd lose data, but I was certain it was just a fan going.

I finally opened it up on Tuesday and, sure enough, it was the fan on my cooler. It was running fine, just very noisy. I assumed it was a bad bearing and ordered a new fan. It arrived yesterday, and I went to replace it. Turns out, it wasn't a bearing, but the plastic bracket used to hold the fan to the radiator. The end nearest the motherboard had snapped, so the fan was occasionally off balance. The fan itself was fine.

The issue, though, is that I don't have the replacement bracket. Cooler Master used to sell an accessory kit for the cooler, but no longer. I'm sure they'd send one for free or a small charge, but then I'd have to wait. eBay has them for $8, but shipping from Europe, and again, I don't want to wait. So I ended up buying an entirely new cooler from Amazon, just for the one damn $0.50 part. And now I'll have 3 fans - the original, the snazzy Noctua silent one I bought, and the one with the new cooler.

None of this would really have been an issue if something didn't wake my desktop from sleep once every 10 minutes or so. It'll only wake for 30-180 seconds, but those were a few loud minutes. And I can't for the life of me figure out what peripheral is sending the wake-up. I guess I haven't tried very hard. It's either the mouse or keyboard, I think, but my attempts to disable both from waking the PC have failed.

Is it exactly 10 minutes or variable.

Variable.
The wake-up event log isn't useful. I don't recall the exact phrasing (and I'm not at home), but it was essentially that a peripheral was waking it.

You know why I asked that? Because your PC going back to sleep is even weirder if it's not exactly 10 minutes. I mean I don't need to become fancy explaining this, put PC to sleep, hit a keyboard key and wait, it does not go back to sleep by itself, yes?

So whatever is happening here is pushing your mainboard management engine out of power saving (Since fans spin up) but not your OS (since it goes back to sleep)

My point being, this comes from the mainboard, not from a peripheral. IF peripheral does errant wake request your pc does NOT go back to sleep.

Oh, no, the PC is going back to sleep the right way, I think. Usually, I'm far enough away that I can't tell when it does, as the fan isn't always running and/or loud, and the monitors sleep on a different schedule.
I'll pay attention tonight.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2019, 11:16 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 14, 2019, 11:05:
Beamer wrote on Nov 14, 2019, 10:54:
Had a somewhat annoying experience yesterday, figure on people here will get it.

My desktop has been making some kind of crazy noise the past several months. It sounds like an HDD going bad, but not if you're familiar with that noise. My girlfriend figured I'd lose data, but I was certain it was just a fan going.

I finally opened it up on Tuesday and, sure enough, it was the fan on my cooler. It was running fine, just very noisy. I assumed it was a bad bearing and ordered a new fan. It arrived yesterday, and I went to replace it. Turns out, it wasn't a bearing, but the plastic bracket used to hold the fan to the radiator. The end nearest the motherboard had snapped, so the fan was occasionally off balance. The fan itself was fine.

The issue, though, is that I don't have the replacement bracket. Cooler Master used to sell an accessory kit for the cooler, but no longer. I'm sure they'd send one for free or a small charge, but then I'd have to wait. eBay has them for $8, but shipping from Europe, and again, I don't want to wait. So I ended up buying an entirely new cooler from Amazon, just for the one damn $0.50 part. And now I'll have 3 fans - the original, the snazzy Noctua silent one I bought, and the one with the new cooler.

None of this would really have been an issue if something didn't wake my desktop from sleep once every 10 minutes or so. It'll only wake for 30-180 seconds, but those were a few loud minutes. And I can't for the life of me figure out what peripheral is sending the wake-up. I guess I haven't tried very hard. It's either the mouse or keyboard, I think, but my attempts to disable both from waking the PC have failed.

Is it exactly 10 minutes or variable.

Variable.
The wake-up event log isn't useful. I don't recall the exact phrasing (and I'm not at home), but it was essentially that a peripheral was waking it.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2019, 10:54 Beamer
 
Had a somewhat annoying experience yesterday, figure on people here will get it.

My desktop has been making some kind of crazy noise the past several months. It sounds like an HDD going bad, but not if you're familiar with that noise. My girlfriend figured I'd lose data, but I was certain it was just a fan going.

I finally opened it up on Tuesday and, sure enough, it was the fan on my cooler. It was running fine, just very noisy. I assumed it was a bad bearing and ordered a new fan. It arrived yesterday, and I went to replace it. Turns out, it wasn't a bearing, but the plastic bracket used to hold the fan to the radiator. The end nearest the motherboard had snapped, so the fan was occasionally off balance. The fan itself was fine.

The issue, though, is that I don't have the replacement bracket. Cooler Master used to sell an accessory kit for the cooler, but no longer. I'm sure they'd send one for free or a small charge, but then I'd have to wait. eBay has them for $8, but shipping from Europe, and again, I don't want to wait. So I ended up buying an entirely new cooler from Amazon, just for the one damn $0.50 part. And now I'll have 3 fans - the original, the snazzy Noctua silent one I bought, and the one with the new cooler.

None of this would really have been an issue if something didn't wake my desktop from sleep once every 10 minutes or so. It'll only wake for 30-180 seconds, but those were a few loud minutes. And I can't for the life of me figure out what peripheral is sending the wake-up. I guess I haven't tried very hard. It's either the mouse or keyboard, I think, but my attempts to disable both from waking the PC have failed.
 



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News Comments > etc., etc.

6. Re: etc., etc. Nov 14, 2019, 10:03 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 14, 2019, 09:53:
Not even interested in Season 1. Thanks Hissrich, but you've already completely fucked it up if literally ANY of the shit that's surfaced in the press about it is true. Maybe you should have followed the books even one iota, like you said you were gonna do. No thanks. #notmywitcher

Man, imagine being this offended over race and gender.
A true SJW, you are.
 



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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 13, 2019, 17:13 Beamer
 
It's so weird that certain people, Cutter and WaltC, keep arguing that AI needs to be sentient.

You guys are the ones misusing the term.
 



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News Comments > Google Stadia Launch Lineup

26. Re: Google Stadia Launch Lineup Nov 13, 2019, 12:23 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2019, 02:31:
Beamer wrote on Nov 12, 2019, 10:48:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 12, 2019, 10:32:
Beamer wrote on Nov 12, 2019, 10:19:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 11, 2019, 23:16:
Ugh. What is the target market for this sort of thing? Definitely almost no one on Bluesnews, one would think. Defintely not most 'kids' who don't even have PCs these days, just tablets and phones, and a console maybe.

Hopefully this dies immediately, but clearly we are in the darkest timeline, and this will kill off gaming as we knew it.

I mean, you answered your question, no? Who is the market? People that don't even have PCs.

I'm not sure how you missed that, but yes, the market is people who want to play PC games but do not own a PC. Or people that travel frequently and want to be able to continue playing something while trapped in a hotel room with just their underpowered work laptop, or their iPad.

I wasn't thinking people would actually try to play games on a microscopic ipad screen, but hey people play games on their damn phones, so you're probably right. My comment was more that the phone/ipad demographic has zero interest in pc games, but Google has probably done a billion dollars worth of research and focus group testing, so I'm probably in the extreme minority who has no interest in this. The end is nigh, etc.

Virtually all the launch titles are also on consoles.
There's absolutely a market here. Is it a big one? Who knows? But it isn't us, you're right about that.

Which is fine. Lots of people here just mock everything not made for them as dumb or stupid. But we're all men in our 30s and beyond. Not much is made for us anymore. We're not a big spending demographic.
Actually we are. We're the ones with the money. Millennials and GenXers don't have cash.

That's what most people in our age group think, but they're not right.

We have cash, but we also have children, mortgages, and credit card bills. And we have time consuming jobs, meaning we don''t have time. As a group, not as individuals.

Think back to when you were 15-25. I'm guessing you spent infinitely more time watching movies and TV, and playing video games. I'm wagering your friends did, too.

While the average 40 year old video game enthusiast can, and probably does, spend more money on video games, the average 22 year old spends more than the average 40 year old. There are just far more 22 year olds playing games than 40 year olds.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

27. Re: Re: Boeing says 737 MAX should resume commercial flights in January; shares jump Nov 13, 2019, 12:18 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 13, 2019, 12:12:
Beamer wrote on Nov 13, 2019, 11:47:
Most people will simply book the cheapest flight with the most convenient times. I doubt a significant number ever know who manufactured the plane they're on, let alone the model. And, even then, most don't know at the time of booking and only figure it out when they get on the plane.

If that's true then explain these articles. The general public may not know the details, most don't, I don't, but you can be sure that "737 MAX" is at the forefront of everyone's minds when they book their flights, and for many they may be willing to go out of their way to find out what type of plane they're boarding. In the article above, it stated that "United Airlines and Southwest Airlines have promised to let passengers who are scheduled to fly in a 737 Max rebook to another plane without paying a fee if they feel unsafe in the 737 Max." They will book to another plane without hesitation.

Speculation and survey. I'm telling you, most people won't look. The airline industry is wholly commodetized, even if it isn't fair, which is why so many things that used to be included are now upcharges - because consumers generally shop exclusively on the price on the comparison sites, creating a race to the bottom.

Even if 40% would pay more, within a year that'll be 1%.
 



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24. Re: Boeing says 737 MAX should resume commercial flights in January; shares jump Nov 13, 2019, 11:47 Beamer
 
Most people will simply book the cheapest flight with the most convenient times. I doubt a significant number ever know who manufactured the plane they're on, let alone the model. And, even then, most don't know at the time of booking and only figure it out when they get on the plane.

If there's a 737 Max flight at the right time, from the right airport, either cheaper than, better timed, or more convenient, than any other flight, I still think most consumers will pick it.
 



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