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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2017, 16:47 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 16:19:
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 15:48:
Verno wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 15:15:
There's the Louis C.K story I mentioned earlier.

Stay clean Bill Burr.

I wonder why so much of this stuff is coming out now. Is it just people feeling encouraged by others speaking up?

Because it's the age of the self-entitled politically correct where no molehill is too small to pass up and simply must be made into a mountain. Christ, I just heard on the radio today that people are starting to call for CFL team, Edmonton Eskimos to change their name because that's racist. FFS! Rolleyes

You make mountains out of molehills here daily.
Sorry if a man demanding to masturbate in front of you isn't something that would bother you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2017, 12:47 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 12:38:
Beamer wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 11:59:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 11:47:
I have to say the whole explosion of sexual harassment charges in the news has me wondering a bit. Is it just me?

I read this stuff and it just doesn't fit into my life experience. I have neither witnessed nor heard personal accounts of these types of actions. And I'd like to think if I did witness it, I'd step in and say something. I don't think I've ignored it -- but it sounds so damn common I wonder if I have been blissfully ignorant?

1) I'd wager you have seen some awful things happen, but didn't fully realize they were awful at the time. You may have laughed with them. In a lot of these circumstances, the victims were laughing along with it because it was easier than saying something. That isn't consent.

That seems a little extreme without knowing Tact's environment and history, and assumes that not some or most but the overwhelming majority of settings have predation going on and don't do anything about it. I don't think it's impossible for someone to have escaped exposure, especially if they've always worked in companies that keep their managers in check, where everyone can see what's going on, and with HR departments that believe what they preach.

But the point at the end is probably applicable. The ones in the news lately are well-known Hollywood celebrities, politicians, Olympic coaches and other people with a high degree of power over other people's careers, often with no one above them to tell them what they can or can't do. If Tact doesn't deal with that kind of power I don't think it's inconceivable that he hasn't seen anything like the Spacey allegations in person before. A manager at a public library, for example, can only threaten so much misery on their employees, not enough to give them the expectation of getting away with anything outrageously heinous.

I find it hard to believe any American can make it through HS, let alone college, without seeing some form of sexual harassment that he didn't do anything about.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2017, 11:59 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 11:47:
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 11:04:
Man, Kevin Spacey is DONE.
I have to say the whole explosion of sexual harassment charges in the news has me wondering a bit. Is it just me?

I read this stuff and it just doesn't fit into my life experience. I have neither witnessed nor heard personal accounts of these types of actions. And I'd like to think if I did witness it, I'd step in and say something. I don't think I've ignored it -- but it sounds so damn common I wonder if I have been blissfully ignorant?

1) I'd wager you have seen some awful things happen, but didn't fully realize they were awful at the time. You may have laughed with them. In a lot of these circumstances, the victims were laughing along with it because it was easier than saying something. That isn't consent

2) Or the repercussions seem worse than the actions. Early in my career I shared an office with a girl about my age, so figure 26 or so. Very, very cute, bubbly, perky. One of the senior guys, figure twice her age, was working with me on a few things and would often come into the office to speak with me. Invariably, he would start giving her a back massage as she sat in her seat. No comments, he'd just start. She loathed it, but was concerned about what would happen to her career if she said something. He wasn't being lecherous, and seemed to think he was just being friendly, but it was unwanted touching regardless. I didn't speak up, either, for the same reasons she didn't. He was powerful, it could be a career ender, and while it was unwanted did it really cross the line? In retrospect yeah, it did


3) For bigger work stuff, women often don't want to speak up because, again, career. Maybe they get harassed and sue. Maybe they win a settlement. But will the specter of being a complainer linger over her? Will she constantly have the reputation as someone that makes too big a deal of things, or of being a "greedy bitch," or a troublemaker, and have that really hinder her ability to find new jobs? In a lot of cases, again, the woman just decides it's better to laugh something off then be a troublemaker, especially if it's an industry that has a culture of this (any industry that is male-dominated and personality-dominated likely has this. Mortgage companies, small law firms, trading firms, etc., where the man thinks the business he brings in makes him virtually untouchable.)

Much of this happened behind closed doors, except for minor things like a little group, and often the woman just laughed with that because she didn't know what to do, so no one stepped up.

For the bigger stuff, behind closed doors, think about Weinstein for a second. He was one of the most connected and powerful men in Hollywood. If you angered him, he'd never cast you again. His friends would probably never cast you again. If you didn't have rock solid proof it would be your word against his, and his word carried weight. Even that woman that went to the cops and wore a wire got no help.
No one ever feels that it's worth risking their entire career. Say you're a 40 year old cameraman in Hollywood and see something. If you say something, then what? There's a good chance you lose your career, and then what? What other skills do you have to go elsewhere?

But I think we're at a turning point where the powerful people enforcing this stuff are losing their careers and lives, years later, rather than the victims or those supporting the victims doing so.
 
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News Comments > Why Call of Duty Reenlisted in WWII
4. Re: Why Call of Duty Reenlisted in WWII Nov 9, 2017, 11:07 Beamer
 
Bill Borre wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 10:59:
Bobby is gone? Guess I'm out of the loop.

Hirshberg is CEO of Activision, which is a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, of which Bobby is CEO.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 9, 2017, 07:04 Beamer
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 06:51:
Nice self-justification Beamer, good work. And thanks to the previous three posters for providing a good laugh - you obvious didn't RTFA.

Oh, good, you're back.

Do you mean the article that says this:

Facebook's shadow profiles are involuntary and there's no opt-out. Facebook has shadow profiles on people who don't use the service. For example, even though I'm not a Facebook user, multiple people have uploaded their address books containing my email and phone number to the system, allowing Facebook to create a profile of my contacts by looking at who lists me as a contact.

The fact that Facebook follows people that aren't Facebook users is well documented. And the fact that job recruiters use Facebook before contacting potential candidates is equally well documented.

So I have no clue what point you're making, I just know you're wrong.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials
34. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 19:36 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 18:38:
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 16:33:
This isn't a presidential debate. We don't actually have the data but can make a reasonable assumption. Which is what he did, a reasonable assumption somewhat exaggerated to just prove it's a small amount.

The actual amount is moot, the point is it's a very small fraction.

Hyperbole is NEVER a valid point. If it were people could say whatever that want and pass it off as factual. "Truthiness" is the word Stephen Colbert and his writers came up with to describe my point.

But the numbers aren't the point, the proportion is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 8, 2017, 17:11 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 16:56:
NKD wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 20:00:
OpticNerve wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 18:58:
Humanity's fucked up the world enough as it is and our civilization is run and controlled by greedy, corrupt, and tribal war-mongers who will never come together to save our own asses if it comes down to it.

A lot less greedy, corrupt, and tribal than we were 1000, or 100 years ago at least.

Less greedy and corrupt? Are you reading the same news I read the past week? Paradise Papers? Gilded Age? Blackrock? Apple defends not paying taxes? etc.? Corruption and greed are alive and well.

100 years ago the person operating Blackrock or any other shadow bank would have been (potentially rightfully) shot/hanged, now? Now they are to big to fail and go free no matter how vast the destruction is that they cause.

And geo politically I would even have to contest your claim that tribalism went down. For some countries in the west it's true, but globally that is probably a bit more complicated. There are at least 40 armed conflicts currently, massive migration movements and nationalism spawning everywhere. I call that a rise of tribalism, depending on how you'd define it.

Have you read The Jungle?

Were still greedy, corrupt, and tribal, but less so.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials
29. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 16:33 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 16:13:
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 15:34:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 14:40:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 13:08:
Slick wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 00:46:
...but do you hate that 1% who throws $10k at the game? Cause those people are bankrolling development for the rest of us. Not that our $60 doesn't count, but theirs counts a lot more.

Wouldn't you agree that if it's only cosmetic or convenience, then who really cares?

You do realize you're arguing about made up stats, right?

Of course the stats are made up. The accuracy of the numbers isn't the point. It's that there's a tiny fraction of whales, then there's the rest of us.

Seemed obvious you were exaggerating for a point.

Hyperbole is never a valid point.

This isn't a presidential debate. We don't actually have the data but can make a reasonable assumption. Which is what he did, a reasonable assumption somewhat exaggerated to just prove it's a small amount.

The actual amount is moot, the point is it's a very small fraction.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 8, 2017, 16:32 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 12:47:
You can opt out of it fairly easily, actually. Don't use Facebook.

Nope. They still have that info.
Using Facebook gives them a limited amount of information. They gain the rest elsewhere. On anyone using the internet.

There are zero benefits to not having a basic, locked down Facebook profile. None. Not even privacy.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials
26. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 15:34 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 14:40:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 13:08:
Slick wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 00:46:
...but do you hate that 1% who throws $10k at the game? Cause those people are bankrolling development for the rest of us. Not that our $60 doesn't count, but theirs counts a lot more.

Wouldn't you agree that if it's only cosmetic or convenience, then who really cares?

You do realize you're arguing about made up stats, right?

Of course the stats are made up. The accuracy of the numbers isn't the point. It's that there's a tiny fraction of whales, then there's the rest of us.

Seemed obvious you were exaggerating for a point.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Sells 20M
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 8, 2017, 15:30 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 15:11:
The Magician wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 10:50:

This game is utter shit, it runs like utter shit, it looks like utter shit, it sounds like utter shit, and they are being handsomely rewarded for turning out utter shit.


And yet it has sold 20M copies. Must be doing something right.

I haven't seen people, some of whom hardly post here, this angry since Star Citizen was making constant headlines.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII's Big Launch
11. Re: Call of Duty: WWII's Big Launch Nov 8, 2017, 14:14 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 12:35:
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 11:57:
Slick wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 10:40:
Someone please find me a youtube clip of the multiplayer running animations. The characters just kind of float 2 inches above the ground doing some wacky 1920's chorus line dance thing that's hard to describe but absolutely immersion-breaking anytime I see a stream...

Fuck CoD.

They've had too many chances, and they keep coming back to their shit-ass Q3A-derived engine from 1999. Another half a billion dollars in a week eh? Think they can put 50 of that towards developing an engine that could compete with Frostbite? NAHHHHHHHH.

Didn't you say in another thread all of your judgments were based on the beta, and someone else clarified that the graphics and animations had improved significantly since then?

This is why companies loathe public betas.

As for other complaints, I don't get why people compare this to Battlefield. They're different games. I had a blast with the first three MW games, but have hated every Battlefield game I've played. MW games are running around killing people face to face in small squads, with small battlefields, getting fun toys unlocked for doing well. Battlefield is huge battlefields with tons of people and spending a lot of time getting sniped from god knows where, waiting for a vehicle to spawn, or running around trying to figure out where people are. Yes, you'll say I'm focusing on outdated negatives of the game, but there's no real reason to compare the two. They don't direct compete anymore because they're very different games with very different players.

Actually I didn't compare CoD to Battlefield in this thread (although I often do elsewhere). I was comparing CoD's shit ass Q3A-derived engine to Frostbite.

Also, as I stated above, and mentioned in another thread, I've been watching CoD streams, mostly on Twitch. And the ridiculous animations are still there. I feel like there should be Benny Hill - Yakity Sax playing in the background watching these WWII soldiers dancing around the 100ft x 100ft sized map.

Sorry, I meant other complaints as in complaints in this thread, not from you. It wasn't really clear from my post.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2017, 11:58 Beamer
 
I have BN whitelisted, and today all the ads I seem to be getting are anime video games, Gavin McInnes and his Proud Boys alt-right dingbats, and super cheap chinese clothing brands.

I think the ad network thinks I'm a The_Donald poster.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII's Big Launch
6. Re: Call of Duty: WWII's Big Launch Nov 8, 2017, 11:57 Beamer
 
Slick wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 10:40:
Someone please find me a youtube clip of the multiplayer running animations. The characters just kind of float 2 inches above the ground doing some wacky 1920's chorus line dance thing that's hard to describe but absolutely immersion-breaking anytime I see a stream...

Fuck CoD.

They've had too many chances, and they keep coming back to their shit-ass Q3A-derived engine from 1999. Another half a billion dollars in a week eh? Think they can put 50 of that towards developing an engine that could compete with Frostbite? NAHHHHHHHH.

Didn't you say in another thread all of your judgments were based on the beta, and someone else clarified that the graphics and animations had improved significantly since then?

This is why companies loathe public betas.

As for other complaints, I don't get why people compare this to Battlefield. They're different games. I had a blast with the first three MW games, but have hated every Battlefield game I've played. MW games are running around killing people face to face in small squads, with small battlefields, getting fun toys unlocked for doing well. Battlefield is huge battlefields with tons of people and spending a lot of time getting sniped from god knows where, waiting for a vehicle to spawn, or running around trying to figure out where people are. Yes, you'll say I'm focusing on outdated negatives of the game, but there's no real reason to compare the two. They don't direct compete anymore because they're very different games with very different players.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Sells 20M
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 8, 2017, 11:01 Beamer
 
Lot of really strong opinions here.
I don't think I'd like the game, but I'm not going out of my way to call all involved idiots.
 
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News Comments > Telltale Layoffs
7. Re: Telltale Layoffs Nov 8, 2017, 09:49 Beamer
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 09:41:
I dont get the hype for this company. They basically make nice artwork quick time event games and people just go GA GA over them

Think of them as interactive movies, not games. People are playing them for the story they interact with, not the gameplay.

 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials; GTA5 Now All-Time Bestselling Game in U.S.
10. Re: Take-Two Financials; GTA5 Now All-Time Bestselling Game in U.S. Nov 8, 2017, 09:26 Beamer
 
beigemore wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 08:44:
Cutter wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 23:47:
Whatever shortcomings GTA may have the overall stories are amazing. And 5 is the best. The whole dynamic between Trevor, Michael and Franklin was brilliant. And I don't know how you can call RDR tired when there's only been one. And that's hands down the best game Rockstar has ever made. I can't wait for RDR2.

Red Dead Revolver
Red Dead Redemption

Looks like two to me.

They're very, very different games. One was a linear game half developed by Capcom, and the other is open world. The RDR games have even less in common than GTA3 from the original GTA.

But, to that first guy, the plot and writing in GTA5 is some of the worst in games, in my opinion. I mean, utter dreck. But RDR was pretty amazing, and Max Payne 3, written by the same guy that wrote GTA5, was pretty good. Man, though, GTA5 is a disaster outside of Trevor.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
17. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 8, 2017, 07:26 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 23:40:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 22:09:
Boy that escalated quickly....

And you would expect something from different from rabid religious right-wing morons? You'd think people can't possibly be that stupid or brainwashed but they really are. And there are BILLIONS of them on this planet. Fucking scary, isn't it?

Yeah, they're brainwashed right wing morons! Also, the NFL is full of thugs and Apple is evil for not hiring 100% Canadians!

No, wait, those last two rabid right wing moronic beliefs, every bit as much as his, came from you.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
19. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 8, 2017, 07:24 Beamer
 
wtf_man wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 23:02:
Pick on my phone reply all you want... no biggie.

We have 4 foreign developers. 2 are average, 2 are fairly brilliant. Any of them could be replaced with local talent. Just because they’re foreign doesn’t automatically make them “top talent”.

As mentioned, no one is saying being foreign makes them better.

But you've got 4 foreign developers. Great. Good for your little company. Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and Google combined are probably hiring ~20,000-80,000 employees this year. The US isn't a large enough population to support that with top talent candidates. To make sure all roles are filled with the best and brightest, it needs to look outside the US. Or it needs to lower its hiring bar, which no one wants to do.

Using the above height analogy, imagine you wanted to make a team of the 20,000 tallest people. Would a team of the 20,000 tallest people be taller on average if it was 100% Americans, or if it was nationality agnostic?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 7, 2017, 18:59 Beamer
 
Lot of self-loathing here.  
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