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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
46. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2016, 18:38 Beamer
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 14:22:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 13:24:
Nice try to shift

Says the guy talking about a Clinton scandal in an article about Trump.

Seriously. And, as someone else pointed out, Clinton lost. Her career is done. Over.

But she's still a great distraction for people who can't discuss how awful Trump is without discussing how awful Clinton also is. As if her awfulness matters anymore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2016, 11:11 Beamer
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 11:08:
Meh I'd rather focus on all the money bilked by the Clinton Foundation

http://observer.com/2016/08/the-six-clinton-foundation-scandals-everyone-needs-to-know/

I mean, those don't involve someone currently in government, let alone President, do they?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 21, 2016, 10:54 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 10:47:
I never use apps like the Facebook app or the Youtube app for example. Their websites work great on phones and are full featured. Why would I waste space, cpu, battery and start time with these apps?

Nor do I. On Android, there are perfectly good wrappers for the mobile sites that add functionality without eating battery.

Also, for those Spectacles, I'm totally getting a pair. Not sure when, as I no longer work near the, the lines are insane, and they've been selling out. Also, I hate Snapchat. But my parents constantly complain that we never take photos (and they're getting old), so these could be fun to have around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 21, 2016, 10:38 Beamer
 
Someone not seeing "wearables" becoming a thing is really limited in their view of the future.

Then again, I've argued here with people about self driving cars becoming a thing. We're old to the point that we no longer see obvious changes coming. At some point, tech and sensors will be so small and cheap they'll be on everything. And, while you may have a central processing unit on you (possibly, but probably not) as a main device, the thought of removing a device from a pocket to interact with things will seem as quaint as rewinding a VHS before getting in your car and returning it to a Blockbuster.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 21, 2016, 10:30 Beamer
 
Hmm.

I hate scenarios, but also hate empty sandboxes. Any time I've played a game like this, I've most enjoyed a sandbox with economics.

Then again, most of my time in a game like this was in SC2000, in which I possibly never did a single scenario, but had enough fun making a successful city in sandbox mode. I did RCT 1 and/or 3, and enjoyed it, but still think I preferred making a successful park over a successful park per someone else's conditions.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Patch Complaints
13. Re: Battlefield 1 Patch Complaints Nov 21, 2016, 10:28 Beamer
 
Jackplug wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 08:02:
Star Shitizen

Did Luke register a new username?
 
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News Comments > Remedy Teases Something
5. Re: Remedy Teases Something Nov 18, 2016, 10:19 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 08:09:
Maybe a new Max Payne that isn't set in Brazil with an old, fat, bald guy as a protagonist?

Remedy no longer owns Max Payne and had nothing to do with 3.
 
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News Comments > RollerCoaster Tycoon World Rolls Out
31. Re: RollerCoaster Tycoon World Rolls Out Nov 17, 2016, 23:04 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 20:15:
Right, I really wasn't arguing which is better, but wherever either gets mentioned there is immediate consistent message as if it is being targeted. Just seemed like something that was standing out from the norm.

By people that have been posting here as long as you.

Do you think there was some Frontier Software signup that you missed, and now you're missing a paycheck? Do you think they're paying a half dozen people to post on Blues? How much do you think we're getting per post?

Or is it just that three nearly identical games are coming out at the same time, one of which is much inferior to the other two, so comparisons are frequently made.

Hey, how come when Batman v Superman came out, people kept comparing it to The Avengers? Must be paid shills!
 
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News Comments > RollerCoaster Tycoon World Rolls Out
27. Re: RollerCoaster Tycoon World Rolls Out Nov 17, 2016, 19:45 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 17:49:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 11:29:
One thing that has become apparent, there seems to be a group of people going out of their way to dump hard on RollerCoaster Tycoon World and singing praise of perfection for Planet Coaster. I have no doubt that one can be bad and one can be good, but it seems a bit uncanny, a bit fabricated in feel.

But it is ireally not fabricated, Atari fucked up development of RTCW so hard that what we are left with is a broken mess, they released it prematurely just to compete with Planet Coaster, which is imo a HUGE dick-move by Atari, because, I might have to repeat that, the early access period for RTCW was a scam no active development or listening to feedback. What was released today is nearly the same as what was shown first thing on EA as beta.

And does it really surprise you that the cynical posters here would jump on something like that? And ATARI being a total dick to top it off....

I'm not even cynical. I just watched that video (rare for me, I hate videos, but comparing 3 products is interesting), and, lo and behold, it was pretty obvious how much more limited RCTW was than the other two. The video was very focused on making things pretty, as I think I said, detail and depth that may be annoying, and focused very little on actual gameplay, but what it showed was a huge, huge discrepancy.

Of course, it did not show gameplay, just window dressing. I'd never spend more than 30 seconds lighting something if it has zero function other than aesthetics.
 
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News Comments > RollerCoaster Tycoon World Rolls Out
6. Re: GeForce Drivers for Fallout 4, Legacy of the Void, & Battlefront Nov 16, 2016, 22:11 Beamer
 
Someone posted a video comparison of this, Parkitect, and Planet Coaster the other day.

Basically, Parkitect is like old school RCT exactly, Planet Coaster is it brought into a modern generation with a ton of really interesting features that may just be timesucks, and this was a giant, heaping pile of trash that bounced between numerous devs.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2016, 14:11 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 13:46:
Yeah, BobBob, that's the spin. But in reality, the vast majority of programs don't teach people to think. And what I was actually directing my ire towards is the requirements which are supposed to provide the "well-rounded" education you are referring to, but most of the time are nothing but a total waste of time and effort.

Yes, there is some value in taking courses outside your main field of study. But the emphasis on this is too great. And sometimes is down right stupid.

An example: I investigated a degree completion program at the local community college. The program allowed you to take courses which were consider to be the same as taking courses at an area four year university. So, this is a program specifically designed at evening, adult learners, finishing a 4 year degree, in the center of the US (Illinois). Yet the Computer Science curriculum has a requirement for 4 years of a foreign language. Dumbfounding.

If it required a foreign language, it was a BA, not a BS - many schools offer both options for CS. And this isn't a bad thing. Being able to demonstrate language proficiency is becoming increasingly important in nearly all fields.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
58. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 15, 2016, 09:36 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 09:30:
Oh and for the record, my personal belief is a four year degree is over valued for most career paths. For specific careers, yes it is really needed -- for say, civil engineers or medical careers. But for decades I have considered 4 year degrees as simply "proof" you can push your way through bullshit to achieve a goal. For a large majority of careers nothing you learn in school is really applicable.

As true as this may be, if you're hiring for a role and you receive a few hundred resumes, it's an easy way to weed some of them out. Sure, they may be as qualified, but when others have, as you say, proof, then it's easy. Someone else has already vetted them and found them acceptable. If you trust that someone else, you can save yourself hours.
 
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News Comments > Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal?
10. Re: Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal? Nov 14, 2016, 15:55 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 15:26:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 13:32:
NKD wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 12:19:

Unsurprisingly Polygon found the presence of guns and the ability to do bad things incredibly 'problematic' and 'gross'.


Which for any other game would be laughable, but read up on the basic story premise and you'll understand why it's not just problematic, but completely insane in the context of the story.

Crime AI flags someone with 86% probability to be the next jerkface 2.0
jerkface 2.0 fights this because he feels it's not right
jerkface 2.0 becomes a murdering terrorist to prove he is not a murdering terrorist???
Crime AI correctly flagged jerkface 2.0

Which makes for an extremely questionable "moral of the story" if you were being flippant, you could even construct that Ubisoft promotes terrorism, well, depending on how the story ends.

This was a big problem with WD1, the protagonist was supposed to be a good guy but the writing was so bad and the gameplay so unimaginative, there was a massive disconnect between what we saw/did and what we were told to think. Polygon can get rather hand-wringy but this just looks like they have standards for story telling.

I can't read the review, but most of the comments I saw on reddit tended to either go "Polygon is the worst, I don't even need to read this to know that" or "Polygon has a point, there are some issues with this story, and they still gave it an 8/10 so it isn't like they did some huge injustice to it."

Open world games will often have this issue - it's really hard to give us someone taking a moral high ground when we spend so much of our free time in the game mercilessly and pointlessly killing civilians and police officers. Some games will try to draw the line that all the police officers are bad, and Saints Row goes hypercartoonish and creates a world where these kinds of people are celebrated and the size of the bodycount is directly proportionate to the celebrity status and the endorsement offers.

But otherwise? It's hard to be serious, and take moral high ground, and encourage us to go on senseless killing sprees by making it fun as hell. This doesn't make a good game bad, but it make any game feel a bit weird at times.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
49. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 14, 2016, 15:50 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 14:55:
Dacote wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 11:29:
BobBob wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 10:22:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 09:37:
Further, we have suggested that perhaps your credulity stems in some small part from the fact that as a middle-aged straight white dude.

Interesting, I share the same demographic, yet I am horrified by the prospects.

However ...

I also have 3 college degrees and live on the West Coast.
There is a key word missing from middle-aged straight white dude, uneducated.

If you're calling Bats uneducated that's both incorrect and uncalled for.

College educated white males skewed Trump, too, right? I'm not even going to be a jerk and do the "college educated" thing. Or even "college" educated. The bottom line is this transcended college. Trump may have overwhelmingly gotten the uneducated, but that doesn't mean he didn't get the educated.

And Bats, as a cop, is probably college educated, and at the very least has a long history here of not being unintelligent (and even that is a disservice to him.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 14, 2016, 09:50 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 09:37:
Retired wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 07:35:
If you only knew how wrong you are.....

I haven't said one hateful thing, yet because of my political affiliation, it is assumed I hate several groups.....tell me, oh party of "tolerance" that is ripping this nation apart with hate - please educate me on my evil ways.

Look Bats, neither Beamer nor I have accused you of being a bigot. We have accused Trump of being a bigot. Given the easily accessed record of Trump's own words during the campaign the only defense for Trump against that charge is "well, maybe he didn't mean it?" To the extent that we have accused you personally of anything, it's that we think you're too credulous in assuming that Trump doesn't mean what he says or won't follow through on it. Further, we have suggested that perhaps your credulity stems in some small part from the fact that as a middle-aged straight white dude who used to be a cop, you're not on the list of people to be harmed should it turn out that Trump did in fact mean what he repeatedly said. We're not saying you're a bigot, we're saying that perhaps your identity insulates you from how real the fear of Trump genuinely is among those who would be most hurt should he execute his campaign promises.

Now perhaps you're right, perhaps Trump didn't mean anything he said and people are upset unnecessarily. I certainly hope that's the case. But the fact is that no one knows, and Trump isn't taking action to assuage that uncertainty. That's why people are upset and in the streets: it's not hate, it's genuine fear at a very scary unknown.

Finally, if you do not believe that the fear of minority groups is genuine or justified, I would again recommend reading Thucydides. Not because it explains minority fears, but because it shows how fully capable democracies are of tearing themselves apart once basic norms are disregarded and the wrong leaders are in power. I think you are wrong to trust that "the system will prevent it" when we have elected a candidate who campaigned on the promise to blow up that system. In the end, a political system depends upon people abiding by its norms and being committed to its ideals and its defense. Take that away, just like Trump took away the norms of campaigning, and history has shown that very, very bad things tend to result.

I have nothing more to add to this. You said it perfectly. I am absolutely not caling Bats a bigot, just saying that he's being unfair to those harmed, or who have loved ones harmed, by Trump's rhetoric and what it means that he won..
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2016, 07:20 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 01:06:
*sigh. Like talking to an apple.

Anyway, had an interesting discussion at supper. We are at the point where no one is going to change anyones mind yet neither side wants to work together, they just do what you are doing here. Finger pointing, name calling, blame game. No solutions what so ever, just "rawr they suck amd hateful words".

At some point the yelling will have to stop and we will have to try and find solutions.

"Like talking to an apple?"

Listen to yourself, Bats. Look at the shit you're saying. Do you have any married gay friends? Do you have any female friends who get their health care from Planned Parenthood or, perhaps, have had an abortion? Do you have any Muslim friends? Do you have any friends who are both brown and recent immigrants?

If you do, then you have friends who just received a very loud message from America that they should be afraid. Even if you want to pretend Donald Trump didn't run on a campaign of rhetoric against those people I just listed, or pretend he hasn't come out again and said he plans to make all Muslims register for a list, or if Mike Pence hasn't come out and said he's going to defund Planned Parenthood and make certain the next SC judge overturns Roe v Wade, even if you want to stick your head in the sand for all of this...

You're acting as if these are political things. And this is what is angering people here about your posts.

"You guys just need to get over politics. We need to find a way to work together!"

Sorry, Bats. For one thing, it's not even a week. Not even a week! You're angry that people aren't "working together" immediately?

For another, it's hard to work with people that want to put you on a national registry, or annul your marriage, or take away your basic right to your own body. These aren't political things, these are civil rights. "Work together" against people that want to remove civil rights.

The time to "work together" will come. But, in the meantime, it's time to let people know that, if someone does try to take away civil rights, the streets will be messy. Listen, I know you're a white guy. Who is straight. Who had a well paid position as an authority figure. It's easy for you, or me, or most here, to say "we need to work together." But no one has every threatened to take away our rights. Donald Trump did for a significant chunk of America.

Like talking to a robot. "We can't finger point, first thing the day after an election, we need to find solutions!" Do you understand how tone deaf this is? How impossible that is at this moment?

Of course not. You're just going to read this post and go "he's angry at me for being a straight white man who was once a cop" rather than understanding why that position makes it very difficult to understand what other people in this country are going through and why they feel unsafe or uncomfortable in their own country after the Trump election. It's really easy to say "everything is going to be ok," or "his power is limited, we're fine," or "you morons are like talking to apples, I'm the only smart one here, we need to find a way to work together" when the person elected President wasn't elected on the back of talking about how the way you were born is why the country is shitty.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 14, 2016, 07:11 Beamer
 
osage no onna wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 06:34:
What benefit does the curving give? Are we just expected to be excited because it's something (anything) "new"?

Curves allow you to do away with the bezel.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2016, 22:16 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 20:38:
At the end of the day the hateful rhetoric must stop. All that crap you guys think Trump will do wont happen. Our system doesnt allow it. So lets get past the fear mongering and figure out how we can get along. There is an equal amount of hateful acts happening on both sides.

Embarrassing.


What's embarrassing is your defense of his hateful rhetoric. "Our system won't allow it."

Hardly matters. What matters is our people elected a man that promised it. That he likely can't do it doesn't change the fact that he was elected on the promises to.

Had he been making promises of dismantling police forces and deporting the police, you'd be furious that half of America found this to either be a worthy cause, or not a big enough deal to be concerned over.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2016, 10:28 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 02:52:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 22:06:
Retired wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 20:37:
I read an interesting article today that said the MLB is taking the World Series from Chicago and giving it to Cleveland because Indians fans are protesting.

/snowflake logic
LOL. I dislike Trump, but what's done is done. He is the president-elect. To all those protesters I would quote Don Henley, "Get over it."

Usually protesting has an end goal, like ending the Vietnam war, or ending Jim Crow laws across the south. I get how these people are feeling, but I'm not sure what their protests are supposed to accomplish.

Also, a lot of the protesters are minorities, one of the big groups that didn't turn out for HRC. Maybe instead of taking to the streets, you should go visit some of your friends and family and ask them WTF they were thinking.

The protestors are about sending two messages:

1) To their friends, family, and loved ones that Trump's rhetoric impacted, that they are still Americans and still have a place in this country. Trump and Pence discussed overturning Roe v Wade, overturning gay marriage, deporting immigrants, creating government lists based upon religion, etc. All the protestors have friends terrified due to these things. Terrified about the rhetoric, terrible that most voters probably overlooked it and didn't get why it was terrifying, and terrified that some were enamored with it. This is a message to those people that they're still Americans, and not all of America feels that way.

2) A message to Trump, that if he tries to do anything to take away civil rights that people spent decades fighting for, it won't go easily.
 
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News Comments > Gone Home for Free
18. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 12, 2016, 15:47 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 15:43:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 12:47:
Retired wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 12:27:
Dacote wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 11:07:
"For people that need something about hope and love right now"
Well that could not have come at a better time.

Very dangerous rhetoric.
Go stare at your 401k and think about the nursing home your kids are going to put you in.

RedEye9, you have no fucking clue who your talking to or what your talking about. So kindly shut the fuck up.

This is likely true. But it's weird to say that hope and love are "dangerous rhetoric," no?
 
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