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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 18, 2017, 10:29 Beamer
 
MattyC wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 09:39:
The Carmack quote is cute, but it seems off from someone who went out and snagged a NeXT rig for himself to work on Doom. Unless he just really dislikes the logo, Sculley, and/or Cook.

Then again, while I get the direction he took, the where he went to pursue it has always seemed strange to me.

NeXt != Mac.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
22. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2017, 10:27 Beamer
 
Bard wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 10:06:
NetHead wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 07:05:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 22:03:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 20:48:
THANK YOU OBAMA!!! Edward Snowden should have been on that list.

President Obama will be known as one of the greatest Presidents in the history of the United States and drumpf will be nothing but an ugly forgotten footnote.

Snowden fled to Russia.


Sigh...


Isn't it amazing how misinformed a lot of people are.

Instead of 'The US revoked his passport while he was in transit to Ecuador, leaving him stuck in Russia' becomes 'He fled to Russia'.

But to be fair, with the mainstream media's purpose apparently being misinforming people - it shouldn't be surprising. Right?

Did he take refuge? Yes. Was his final destination Russia? Not originally, but yes, it was. Very accurately, he fled to Russia. He fled. He ended up in Russia. That is, by definition, fleeing to Russia. Who is harboring him. He is unwilling to come home and face trial, whereas Manning did face trial, and that's the huge difference between the two.

I also enjoy that:

1) I said I like Snowden

2) I said I would like the charges dropped

3) You guys keep ignoring that Obama legally can't pardon someone that hasn't been convicted federally
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
15. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2017, 03:23 Beamer
 
JD - requires a federal conviction.

https://www.justice.gov/pardon/pardon-information-and-instructions
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 23:51 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 22:19:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 17:28:
Verno wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 16:17:
Was Skyfall the one where the plot device was a leaked list agent list and they ran out of money and filmed a home alone third act? Yeah that one was...not good at all. I remember laughing at mister glass jaw in that. Quantum of Solace had its issues but it was still a better experience than Skyfall.

Yes, Skyfall was the one that gave you all the backstory on Bond's upbringing that you never asked for, took away all the mystery surrounding him, and ended up with him being Kevin McCallister.

Easily the worst of the new Bond movies. I know it gets a ton of praise, but my god, I never needed to know where Bond grew up. It wasn't quite as bad as Halloween 6 explaining how the druids were responsible for Michael Meyers, but it's up there for backstories I never needed explained.

I enjoyed Skyfall while watching but thinking about it afterwards, so many things fell apart. I'm sure there are exceptions but movie twists about villains deliberately getting caught never seem to work. Also, creepiest sex scene in any Bond film. Going into Bond's upbringing was a bad idea and I've heard Spectre takes this further, but I haven't bothered to watch it yet.

Casino Royale was brilliant. QoS was dull to watch but holds up better than Skyfall.

Casino Royale was brilliant but about 30 minutes too long. QoS was boring and forgettable, but in retrospect, better. Skyfall I already touched upon, and the big twist in Spectre is dumb as hell:

Spoiler - The main villain is Bond's adoptive brother. He becomes the biggest secret supervillain in the world, and just so happens he was raised with the best secret agent. Such a lame cliché. The final episode of 24 I watched was when it was revealed that the mastermind behind all the terrorism of the first seasons was Jack Bauer's brother. C'mon, Hollywood, stop this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 22:04 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 18:25:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 17:28:
It wasn't quite as bad as Halloween 6 explaining how the druids were responsible for Michael Meyers, but it's up there for backstories I never needed explained.
LOL. Only ever saw the original and never heard that before. It sounds hilarious...

I mean, it does star Paul Rudd...
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 17, 2017, 22:03 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 20:48:
THANK YOU OBAMA!!! Edward Snowden should have been on that list.

President Obama will be known as one of the greatest Presidents in the history of the United States and drumpf will be nothing but an ugly forgotten footnote.

Snowden can't be on that list. He hasn't been convicted of anything. Plus, I like Snowden and support what you're saying, but let's not pretend his actions are similar to Manning's. Manning stayed here and faced the penalties. Snowden fled to Russia.

It's a lot easier to forgive someone that has accepted responsibility. We can argue all day and night why Snowden didn't, but the fact remains that he didn't. Manning did. Manning was charged, convicted, served, and now commuted.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA on GFE Mandatory Logins
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 17, 2017, 21:59 Beamer
 
Tom wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 21:17:
Fortunately this software is completely optional. I don't install it anymore and I'm kinda glad they gave me more reasons not to.

Yeah, I mean, I get what nin is saying about not caring about that stuff, but neither do I. So... I do not use GFE.

It's that simple. If it does things you care about, use it. In order to do those things, it needs a login. If you do not care about those, do not use it.

I don't understand why so many complain. It's optional, and if it does nothing useful for you, don't take the option to use it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 17:28 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 16:17:
Was Skyfall the one where the plot device was a leaked list agent list and they ran out of money and filmed a home alone third act? Yeah that one was...not good at all. I remember laughing at mister glass jaw in that. Quantum of Solace had its issues but it was still a better experience than Skyfall.

Yes, Skyfall was the one that gave you all the backstory on Bond's upbringing that you never asked for, took away all the mystery surrounding him, and ended up with him being Kevin McCallister.

Easily the worst of the new Bond movies. I know it gets a ton of praise, but my god, I never needed to know where Bond grew up. It wasn't quite as bad as Halloween 6 explaining how the druids were responsible for Michael Meyers, but it's up there for backstories I never needed explained.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 15:49 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 14:14:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 10:44:


On the other hand, he's wrong, wrapping race, gender, etc., into that. If you talk to most non-straight-white-males, they'd say that relations are the best they've ever been in this country. Straight white men, though, think we've never been more divided on those fronts.

I think you'll need to provide some links to some stats their son.

We can start with today's NYT, which has an article about how Republican Men are the only people in the country who think it's a better time to be a woman than a man.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 10:44 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 10:23:
Retired wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 07:53:
We live in very difficult and strange times. In a period where people shout about injustices and equality, their true message is that of hatred towards the other side.

I hope at some point, the yelling stops, and the fixing begins.....I always come back to this idea that somewhere along the way we are now UNABLE to be ok with someone else's point of view and just take the stance that because you don't agree with me you hate me - so I hate you.

I think MLK Jr is rolling in his grave.

Maybe the fixing begins when people - white men in particular - stop associating people shouting about injustices and equality with hatred. We tried having no one talk about these things, we had slavery and such like. Lets try opening our ears and minds because when we shit on the people being shit on because they're being shit on, we're only making things worse.

I mean, he's right and wrong. On one hand, yes, we've become a with-us-or-against-us nation, treating politics like sports teams.

On the other hand, he's wrong, wrapping race, gender, etc., into that. If you talk to most non-straight-white-males, they'd say that relations are the best they've ever been in this country. Straight white men, though, think we've never been more divided on those fronts.

Probably because this is the first time in history straight white men have had to confront the fact that things aren't peachy keen for everyone, and a lot of them reject this and think it's "whining" and wonder why we're divided. Everyone else realizes we're actually acknowledging issues, which is the first step towards addressing them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 16:47 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 14:26:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:58:
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:43:
snip the sky is falling snip
the end of the world has been predicted since the dawn of man, glad to see the denizens of bluesnews have finally caught up.

Things had been getting better until a few decades ago. Trends are currently in the other direction, like that story the other day about how millennials are making 20% less than their parents at the same point.

And it all stems back to Reagan's tax cuts. Middle class grew when the upper class was heavily taxed, has shrunk back to where it was in the 30s when those taxes were drastically reduced.

I keep beating that horse, yet some people still refuse to admit there's a very direct correlation between how much those at the top are allowed to keep and how much everyone else takes home.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
7. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 14, 2017, 15:05 Beamer
 
Nimh wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 13:27:
Beamer wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 12:36:
Nimh wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 12:19:
It's such a wonderful slight of hand.. the story is that Giuliani has a post in the incoming administration, which should set off all sorts of red flags. Nope.. let's talk about his website?!

A story saying that he's utterly unqualified is a sleight of hand?

Ok.

Yeah, I saw nothing in that article pointing to his qualifications or lack there of. If anything the website in question is just generic template from your typical low-end website reseller and has nothing to do with him aside from offering basic contact info. Uneasy

So, an article that Trump's pick for cyber security chief can't even secure his own website isn't about his qualifications?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 14, 2017, 12:36 Beamer
 
Nimh wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 12:19:
It's such a wonderful slight of hand.. the story is that Giuliani has a post in the incoming administration, which should set off all sorts of red flags. Nope.. let's talk about his website?!

A story saying that he's utterly unqualified is a sleight of hand?

Ok.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
27. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 14, 2017, 12:08 Beamer
 
Why is it that some of you (well, one of you) struggles so hard with what is and is not fake news.

"Donald Trump's daughter said she would have him arrested if not his father." This is fake news, and was actual headlines on fake news sites.

"Intelligence Agencies report WMDs in Iraq." This is not fake news.

And Task, for the love of god, stop acting as if you're the only "woke" one here. You repeat misinformation so often and act like you're the only one that can see what's going on for it. Just because you believe Alex Jones doesn't mean you're enlightened.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
24. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2017, 21:33 Beamer
 
When your "proof" is an anonymous YouTube video by a shouty dude, you're probably brainwashed into thinking anything not mainstream must be right.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2017, 19:21 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 18:52:
Obama awards Biden the Medal of Freedom

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For what!>? Record number of limos destroyed by vomit!?
(partially an inside joke, if you were not aware, Biden is a severe drunk and every time he throws up in the prez limo they gut it and rebuild it to the tune of $200k+)

Sure.

In any case, he's now with Kissinger, and Dick Cheney, and two other VPs, and a handful of Presidents, and a billion filmmakers and song writers that have won it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2017, 18:21 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 13:20:
Oh, I know they are not going to do it. You are absolutely correct, it is totally driven by the money it generates. That however does not change the fact it would be wise for them to do it.

Oh. Yeah, then I totally agree. A 40 game season would be so much better.

The NFL stands out for two big reasons, and while I won't say they're the only reason people love it, I'd say it's two huge ones:

1) 16 games. Every single game counts. Teams have winning records and miss the playoffs (controversly, teams also have losing records and make them.) In the NHL, each individual game has little meaning until the last month or so (and, of course, few teams have losing records and nearly everyone makes the playoffs.)

2) Plays. Plays make the game digestible. Things happen in little bursts, which can then be viewed from 10 different angles before happening again. It gives people time to breath and makes for better TV. In the NHL the clock sometimes runs for 10 minutes without a stoppage. Did something cool happen in those 10 minutes? You'll forget about it. Yeah, it's awesome getting like 15 cool things in a row, but it moves so quickly you don't have time to think about it. Or, if watching with a group of people, talk.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2017, 12:51 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 12:30:
It would be wise for both the NBA and MLB to seriously consider shortening their respective regular seasons. I think the NFL is probably fine at 16 games over 17 weeks. The NHL? *meh*

On one hand, yeah, 82 games is nuts, though less nuts than MLB.
On the other hand, try telling owners that they'll have fewer games to sell seats at. Try telling cable they'll have fewer games to sell ads during.

It's very, very hard to convince anyone they'll make more money by offering less product. Especially on the seats sold front, and especially to teams mostly selling out each game already.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 12, 2017, 12:08 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 06:52:
Redmask wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 06:03:
Why should they stop trying exactly? How would that be better for you and I having less competition and innovation in the market?

Nintendo would first have to compete with the other two and actually innovate for that statement to be true.

I mean, it may not be innovations you want, or particularly marketable ones, but I find it really difficult to see any argument that Sony or Microsoft have innovated more than Nintendo. Or even close to as much as Nintendo.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support
46. Re: Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support Jan 12, 2017, 12:06 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 10:25:
Holy fucking shit. Glad I turned off updates for my work laptop and I don't use Windows 10 at home. I NEED my three monitors at work, seriously.

Soooo many annoying problems with 10. Why the fuck did we ever switch from 7 Enterprise?

Unless you're playing one of the impacted games at work, you'd have no issues.
 
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