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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 9, 2018, 13:55 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Apr 9, 2018, 13:43:
SNL roasting the six-year-old Zuckerberg--it's what I like to see...;) Liberals cannibalizing liberals as they rip each other apart in public over who is the most self-righteous--does the old ticker good...;)

"THE LEFT IS EATING ITSELF" scream people who weirdly think everyone but them is part of some hive mind.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2018, 13:34 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 9, 2018, 13:00:
Fancy New Suspension Could Make Car Rides a Lot Smoother.

New? I remember reading about active suspensions 25 years ago. Volvo, for example, was working on it.

It's funny, I was just thinking about this yesterday, and now here's an article about it.

I believe this technology is entirely Bose. They sold the tech off to ClearMotion last year. Odd Wired doesn't mention that, as I'm pretty sure they covered the Bose tech when Bose unveiled it a long time ago.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 4, 2018, 08:31 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 06:02:
IT Is both parties. If this is what the ACLU thinks they should spend their time on, they arent going to have tome for anything else.

And they are going to have a hell of a fight going after Twitter for shuttering legitimate Conservative accounts.

Going to get nasty.

Blocking constituents is likely illegal, so that's why they're spending time on it. And which "legitimate" Conservative accounts. Actual citations. Most of what they've shut down are things calling for hate.
Regardless, that's Twitter shuttering it. Twitter is a private company. You have no right to a private company, outside certain exceptions. You do have right to your elected official.

I'm sure you see that difference, between Twitter and an elected official. But, given how you sometimes behave in these threads, you seem to fire out statements then flee when asked to back them, so I'm not hopeful to get either a list of at least several legitimate Conservative accounts deleted, nor you acknowledging that Twitter and elected officials are things you have different rights of access towards.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 4, 2018, 08:04 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 03:58:
Never would have guessed the shooter would be some crazy fuck hippy female vegan animal rights activist angry about YouTube demonetization.

I had a feeling it would be someone angry about their "censorship" or demonetization, but yes, never thought it was a "female Persian bodybuilding vegan." Her Instagram was 100% animal torture videos. I mean, meat industry, but animal torture, including a "dog stew." Who follows that stuff?

She didn't seem quite right...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2018, 16:08 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 15:38:
GOP wants to further screw rank and file consumers. How is this news exactly?

And I'm not getting this whole waterpark story. Why are these guys being held accountable unless they just went and did it without any approval. So there were no engineers and city inspectors that signed off and OK'd the thing? There was zero testing of it at all? Because there should have been and if there was than I don't see how they're liable.

They hid previous injuries. They actually intercepted injury reports from lifeguards and coerced them to change the reports. When one teenage lifeguard went to the cops about this, they sent lawyers to his house to stop him from speaking.

And do you think there's some waterslide specific building inspector in every county? Those guys are making sure that the structure complies with code, same as any other structure. They have no expertise or experience with waterslides, and just because something meets code and passes inspection doesn't mean the builders are free of any liability if it kills someone.
 
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News Comments > Mobile Intel i9 CPUs Announced
10. Re: Mobile Intel i9 CPUs Announced Apr 3, 2018, 16:05 Beamer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 15:49:
I don't understand this post at all..

When they say "Mobile Market" do they mean laptops? do these include tablets? I'm guessing not...

2-in-1s and convertibles.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Next This Summer
38. Re: No Man's Sky Next This Summer Apr 3, 2018, 13:56 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 13:48:
Beamer wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 08:13:
He actually put people telling him not to pre-order it on ignore.

I actually never did that. Stop lying.

Sepharo wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 02:46:
There were months of posts on this very forum before this game came out cautioning that it wouldn't be the next coming.

It took me a minute to find a post where someone specifically addresses you and tells you to cool your jets because it's going to be Star Citizen all over again and you dismissed them with some "I do my homework" routine.

What you're doing is the equivalent to saying "you should have known Star Citizen would be a mess" a month months after Star Citizen's completed its successful KS campaign. It's a cheap blow. Most of you are negative about everything from gaming to politics to religion so I take what you say with a grain of salt.

The point is 20/20 is hindsight. In other words, it's effortless to post a "I told you so" after the game launched and all its faults laid bare for all to see. What happened with NMS is NOT the same as Star Citizen. Sean Murray placed a shroud of mystery around NMS to the point that even members of the press didn't know what the game was about. What would Sepharo or Beamer on Blue's News know that the gaming press, who was invited by Murray to review the game in person, know?

There are known-knowns, known-unknowns, and unknown-unknowns. No Man's Sky was squarely in the unknown-unknown column. I will say the only positive thing about the game is that it killed preordering for me, and I wasn't a big preorder person before it. I believe in my entire gaming life I've only preordered thrice (WOTLK, Earth and Beyond, and NMS).

Are you so sure of that?

You clearly added people to ignore for telling you that NMS could never, ever pan out as it was showing. That it was worth waiting to buy it.

You say it wasn't clear to anyone that the game wasn't going to be what was being claimed. But that thread shows you're pretty much the only one this wasn't clear to. You ignored everyone and put your faith in something, even though there was zero evidence it was what you wanted it to be and everyone else called you out on it.

Fool you once, shame on you. But, man, there's such a history of this kind of thing for you, no?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 3, 2018, 08:16 Beamer
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 07:29:
Beamer wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 22:11:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 20:43:
Beamer wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 16:03:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 16:00:
Bard wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 14:14:
Facebook.

It is silencing activism against the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

An example of the things Companies should not have the ability to do.
I'm just waiting for the EU's GDPR to go into effect so I can request all data be permanently deleted and have that be legally binding. It will also guarantee that Facebook provides all data it holds you, as currently it can claim it does without any legislation to compe it to do so.

Facebook went from being a useful method to keep in touch with friends and family to be a parasitic marketing tool used to manipulate people and silence political discussion by placing users in echo chambers. I've already uninstalled the client and moved to Messenger Lite to avoid the egregious advertising introduced to the main client. I honestly don't miss it at all.

I never used the client. First thing I do when getting a new phone is uninstall it.

New phones come with fucking Facebook as part of the phone o/s though. You cannot simply uninstall without rooting, but you can uninstall any updates to the Facebook app, which is also a bad idea because you now have an outdated and vulnerable app on your phone that could be exploited potentially if not updated. Rooting is the only way you can be sure to kill this weed.

Sure you can disable it. Package disable pro

Only works on samsung phones. HTC/LG only here, maybe i can find something similar

Really? Huh. I had no clue. It's a really nice way to kill all of Verizons bullshit, too.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Next This Summer
36. Re: No Man's Sky Next This Summer Apr 3, 2018, 08:13 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 02:46:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 01:33:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 30, 2018, 15:23:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 30, 2018, 15:13:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 30, 2018, 03:26:
Except, the game I purchased wasn't what he promised. I can't stress how important that is.
If you go by the rules most use here, do not pre-order or buy day one. In the first few days there was plenty of release red flags. As for you didn't get what was promised? Sucker born every minute right?
I'll go farther than that, I think it was pretty clear prior to the original release it wouldn't be everything Murray said it would be. A pre-order or first day purchase of this game should have been a "I'm going to risk it." or a "I don't care if it isn't all there." for anyone who was paying attention.

That's the thing. It wasn't clear to anyone.

Wat.

There were months of posts on this very forum before this game came out cautioning that it wouldn't be the next coming.
It took me a minute to find a post where someone specifically addresses you and tells you to cool your jets because it's going to be Star Citizen all over again and you dismissed them with some "I do my homework" routine.

He actually put people telling him not to pre-order it on ignore.

Meanwhile, in that thread, I say it'll be the type of game where you see all there is to see in 2-3 hours. At launch, score one for me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 2, 2018, 22:11 Beamer
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 20:43:
Beamer wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 16:03:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 16:00:
Bard wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 14:14:
Facebook.

It is silencing activism against the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

An example of the things Companies should not have the ability to do.
I'm just waiting for the EU's GDPR to go into effect so I can request all data be permanently deleted and have that be legally binding. It will also guarantee that Facebook provides all data it holds you, as currently it can claim it does without any legislation to compe it to do so.

Facebook went from being a useful method to keep in touch with friends and family to be a parasitic marketing tool used to manipulate people and silence political discussion by placing users in echo chambers. I've already uninstalled the client and moved to Messenger Lite to avoid the egregious advertising introduced to the main client. I honestly don't miss it at all.

I never used the client. First thing I do when getting a new phone is uninstall it.

New phones come with fucking Facebook as part of the phone o/s though. You cannot simply uninstall without rooting, but you can uninstall any updates to the Facebook app, which is also a bad idea because you now have an outdated and vulnerable app on your phone that could be exploited potentially if not updated. Rooting is the only way you can be sure to kill this weed.

Sure you can disable it. Package disable pro
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
18. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 2, 2018, 18:32 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 18:21:
Wait... is he calling me a millennial? If so, that would be funniest damn thing I've heard in a long time.

It took me a while, but he means the condom snorters.

Remember, he idolizes the generation that swallowed goldfish, stuffed people in telephone booths, and made a competition of who could stay the longest atop a telephone pole.
 
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News Comments > Five Free Games with Twitch Prime
14. Re: Five Free Games with Twitch Prime Apr 2, 2018, 18:31 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 18:25:
Just another scam to get people to sign up for Twitch prime. Just about as worthless a fee as you can find on the internet.

Did you read my post? It's free if you're an Amazon Prime member with a Twitch account. You don't need to pay for Twitch.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
16. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 2, 2018, 18:08 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 18:01:
Another prime example of why these leftist millennial morons should not be making decisions about the future of anything.

These guys are the Heart and Soul of what makes up today's CNN / MSNBC and the like crowd.

"KIDS TODAY! GET OFF MY LAWN!"

Because whatever year you are wasn't full stupid shit a handful of kids did that adults then blew out of proportion. Timmeh, your generation is the reason every single ad says "don't try this at home," yet we still let you vote...
 
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News Comments > Five Free Games with Twitch Prime
12. Re: Five Free Games with Twitch Prime Apr 2, 2018, 17:50 Beamer
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 17:46:
Last month had good picks too, hope this keeps up.

The only one here I'd grab is Tales from Borderlands (is it the full game or just one episode?) Unfamiliar with the rest, so if anyone can vouch, feel free.

Last month I grabbed Superhot, which had been on my wishlist for a while but never seemed priced low enough.
Frankly, I am very uncertain I'll ever play any of these, especially since they aren't via Steam.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 2, 2018, 16:03 Beamer
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 16:00:
Bard wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 14:14:
Facebook.

It is silencing activism against the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

An example of the things Companies should not have the ability to do.
I'm just waiting for the EU's GDPR to go into effect so I can request all data be permanently deleted and have that be legally binding. It will also guarantee that Facebook provides all data it holds you, as currently it can claim it does without any legislation to compe it to do so.

Facebook went from being a useful method to keep in touch with friends and family to be a parasitic marketing tool used to manipulate people and silence political discussion by placing users in echo chambers. I've already uninstalled the client and moved to Messenger Lite to avoid the egregious advertising introduced to the main client. I honestly don't miss it at all.

I never used the client. First thing I do when getting a new phone is uninstall it. I don't use Messenger, either (it never caught on with anyone I know, though I know it's huge.) I just use a Wrapper, like Folio Pro, which pulls data from the mobile site and puts it in a more app-like experience.

Which is why, when I download my data from Facebook, it has nothing unexpected about me. No "apps" I've enabled to use my data, as anytime I click a link that asks to connect I reject. No insights. Just a very basic profile about me, the type of information I'm ok with literally anyone knowing about me, and which helps them give me ads that suck slightly less. If Facebook wants to know my age, education, where I live, gender, and that I enjoy luxury watches, I don't care. There was nothing in the data beyond that.
 
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News Comments > Five Free Games with Twitch Prime
10. Re: Five Free Games with Twitch Prime Apr 2, 2018, 15:44 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 15:38:
Flatline wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 11:58:
Cutter wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 11:23:
If you have to pay for something to get something else, it ain't free.

I pay for prime for the video streaming and the shipping.

Everything else, while I technically paid for it, is added value beyond what I originally wanted. So close enough to free.

Twitch ships shit now? Dafuq?

No, this is stuff free for Amazon Prime members who also have a free Twitch account.
 
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News Comments > April Fool's 2018 Comedy Gold Roundup
29. Re: April Fool's 2018 Comedy Gold Roundup Apr 2, 2018, 14:58 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 14:15:
Beamer wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 07:08:
Whoever that "lot of people" are don't understand how the stock market works, nor how debt works. Tesla is an incredibly long ways away from bankrupt status. Doesn't mean they won't get there, but it has an enormous amount of equity it can cash in on.

Are you sure? Moody's lowered Tesla's cred to pretty low levels the other day.

Which hinders, but doesn't destroy, the debt option.
But the company is still worth $45B, and it owns 25% of itself. That's a decent amount of runway. Not runway they want, but they're at least months, not weeks, from bankruptcy.

Ford was a Negative rating for years. It's still around. It's not a growing company, so it had more income to lean on, but Tesla can still get outside financing. It isn't facing immanent bankruptcy. I'm not saying it's healthy, but for a company to go from the $250+ the stock is today to bankrupt within "weeks" takes something utterly catastrophic. AIG. Bear Stearns. Even Enron's fall from $80 to $20 took 9 months.
 
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News Comments > R.I.P. Steam Machines?
10. Re: R.I.P. Steam Machines? Apr 2, 2018, 11:37 Beamer
 
I believe this is the third time we've had a topic about Steam Machines being dead in as many years. Each time, the evidence gets more and more convincing.

I mean, all that could come next is Gabe actually saying it.
 
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News Comments > April Fool's 2018 Comedy Gold Roundup
27. Re: April Fool's 2018 Comedy Gold Roundup Apr 2, 2018, 07:08 Beamer
 
opie wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 02:29:
In case you didn't love him before...

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/980566101124722688
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/980566103356194816
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/980566116614291456



extra funny because a lot of people are saying Tesla is about a week of funds away from bankrupt status.


also, there were hints that "Teslaquilla" will be a real thing.

Whoever that "lot of people" are don't understand how the stock market works, nor how debt works. Tesla is an incredibly long ways away from bankrupt status. Doesn't mean they won't get there, but it has an enormous amount of equity it can cash in on.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
13. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 1, 2018, 21:39 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2018, 15:57:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 1, 2018, 15:32:
Okay, you do understand Forbes is a financial magazine, right? I'm not saying they shouldn't or can't over it, just wondering why they bother. It isn't what I would want or expect to see when I picked up one of their magazines or visited their website...

Forbes has game articles pretty often. I think they've been covering a much wider variety of news since they went online years ago.

'Far Cry 5' Xbox And PlayStation Console Comparisons: Ubisoft Shows How It Should Be Done

'Far Cry 5' Is Apolitical To The Point Of Absurdity

Kotaku, of all places, had two really good articles on how the UI and control were really well done for the PC.

As for the apoliticalness, I agree. It's saying nothing to the point of being pointless. You know the uncanny valley, of course, how when something is close to being real it starts being distracting. That's the political point of FC5. It feels so much like it should have a point of view or something to say, but it doesn't, so it ends up being distracting.

Compounding it is that FC3 had crazy drug runners or a cartel or whatever you fought. That made sense and was fun to kill. FC4 had a lunatic dictator and his army. That made sense and was fun to kill. Here? The majority of people you kill are victims. People brainwashed or, worse, drugged. They're far less fun to kill.

I mean, still fun, but this could have been better done. Making them separationists united under some core belief would have been better. Maybe sovereign citizens.
 
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