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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 14, 2018, 10:46 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Sep 14, 2018, 10:19:
The google needs to go the bye bye.

Watch all the Video's. They will decide what you should see and what you should not see so they can prevent this from ever happening again. We must not hinder the socialist/commie take over of the world starting with the USA.

meanwhile... they are building a "special" search engine for china so they dont deliver to much free information to its prisione... oops i mean people.

I just love Democrats... they are the awesome!

You honestly have the most warped takes on everything.
Serious question: were you part of The Great Awakening?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 14, 2018, 10:45 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 14, 2018, 10:22:
You guys are awfully generous with someone else's money. I'd be pretty impressed with someone whose net worth was $100k, giving $1,250 to charity.

Yeah, but it is all relative, right? If you made $63B so far this year, and you give up $2B, you still have $61B that you've made this year, or as much as 1,220,000 average families of 4 will make all year. And, by the time the year is over, Bezos will likely be close to the $200B mark, or $100B in 2018 alone.

That $63B he's already made this year? That alone would put him in the top 14 wealthiest people on the planet, even without the $100B he already had.

All of this is kind of moot, though. My main reason for being bothered is that this feels less due to some kind of philanthropic desire, and more due to the wealth of incredibly negative news coming out about Amazon's treatment of its lowest end workers. That's what makes it ring hollow to me. Fix your business practices first. And I'm generally a defender of Amazon here, as I know them very intimately.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 14, 2018, 09:27 Beamer
 
If your household is worth $100,000, this is $1,250.


Count me in on the not too impressed side. It's something, sure, but it depends upon how it's being spent, and over what time period. Amazon does an enormous amount of very greedy things, and this is mostly Jeff spending 1% of his net worth to try to get ahead of some of that, while continuing to do the things that will assure he makes this $2B back between now and the end of the year, if it even takes that long.

Keep in mind, his net worth has increased $63B in 2018 YTD. He only crossed $100B on Black Friday of last year.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein III Confirmed
10. Re: Wolfenstein III Confirmed Sep 14, 2018, 07:42 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 14, 2018, 07:36:
I've yet to play the last one. Heard very good things.

I found it way, way better than the first, but I think I'm in the minority. Personally, I find the section between levels a bit dull, did in the first, but found the actual levels a blast, the weapon design a blast, etc.

It's a fairly standard FPS done really, really well.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 13, 2018, 17:57 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 17:42:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 16:45:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 15:54:
I don't own any CDs (or any other physical music media) but I do have close to 7TB worth of music.
How you back it up?
Hard drive?

That's stupid. I store mine on orphans. Alive is 1, 0 is dead.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 13, 2018, 17:03 Beamer
 
Flatline wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 16:30:
Beamer wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 15:47:
When you read the actual interview (from Mike Ryan, who I kind of love), it doesn't come across as it does here. He's talking more grandly, that this is the best way to experience a film. It doesn't read like "you're doing it wrong" but "when we make movies, this is the experience we have in mind."

Mike's interviews are always very informal and go all over the place - people often complain his interviews are more about him than the subject, but he can get people to say some interesting things. They come across very much as conversations.

Also, Shame was an amazing film.

You know... My family for 2 or 3 generations worked in the movie industry, and I can say that the experience he's talking about is... at best... rare. Something you might see on opening weekend for a blockbuster. 90% of the life of a movie in cinemas though is at best maybe 20 people in the theater. The days of a movie staying in theaters for 6 months and having huge crowds for that time are gone. The days of Star Wars staying in theaters for a *year* are especially gone.

And that's for like the 5% of movies released that have a big launch. The rest may have half a theater full of people here or there but it's not the way he describes it.

The last two movies I've seen in theaters are Jurassic World 2, which my gf got free tickets to an advance showing, and Interstellar. Interstellar! That came out 4 years ago! I hate theaters, in large part because my tailbone always starts to hurt in them, and because seeing a movie requires getting to the theater, waiting to get in, waiting for the movie to start, waiting for the trailer, seeing the movie, filing out, then heading home. That's easily an extra 60-90 minutes on top of the movie itself. I already feel like most movies aren't worth the 2 hours compared to other alternatives, no way I want to spend that much time.

But I get where he's coming from, and don't think it was as pompous and antagonistic as it appears here.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
11. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 13, 2018, 15:57 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 14:16:
So what happened? The business building it stole the money and ripped everyone off.

Libertarianism working as intended, then?

"CORPORATIONS DESERVE LESS REGULATION AND CONSUMERS LESS PROTECTION! THE MARKET WILL DECIDE!"

Corporation, with no regulation, consumer protection, or competitors, takes consumers' money and runs with it.

"HELP! GOVERNMENT, HELP US!"


Couldn't be funnier.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2018, 15:49 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 15:45:
Cutter wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 11:53:
I like Hamm a lot as an actor but he's pushing 50 now. Maybe 10 or 20 years ago he would have made an awesome Batman. Now Affleck is only a year younger than him but he's always been way more physical and he makes a great Bats too but Bale was 31 when he first did bats. I think we've covered this ground before but 30-35 seems about the right age for someone to be playing the role.

Speaking of Hamm if you haven't seen Beirut yet give it a watch. Really good film. He and Rosamund Pike do a brilliant job.
Hamm was perfect in Baby Driver.

I thought he was kind of weak. He felt the most like a cartoon. But I thought he was the weak part of The Town, as well (which I've only seen once, and saw prior to seeing John Hamm in anything else.) Basically, having never seen Mad Men, I find Hamm weak as a dramatic actor, but pretty great as a comedic one.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 13, 2018, 15:47 Beamer
 
When you read the actual interview (from Mike Ryan, who I kind of love), it doesn't come across as it does here. He's talking more grandly, that this is the best way to experience a film. It doesn't read like "you're doing it wrong" but "when we make movies, this is the experience we have in mind."

Mike's interviews are always very informal and go all over the place - people often complain his interviews are more about him than the subject, but he can get people to say some interesting things. They come across very much as conversations.

Also, Shame was an amazing film.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2018, 15:39 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 14:29:
I haven't paid any real attention to it, is Cynthia Nixon as much of a joke as I assume she is? The few bits I did see left me unimpressed.

Only slightly more than Cuomo. Which means yes, yes she is.

Cuomo is awful, and NYC people tend to care most about infrastructure, and he is horrific regarding infrastructure. HIs biggest contribution is poorly building a bridge and putting his dad's name on it right before the state congress was going on vacation.

Nixon has no experience, not that Reagan did when he took the same position in California, and her ideals would fit far better for federal, or a state where its industry was predominantly smack in the middle, than a state where the wealthiest can go to one of two other states and add only 30 minutes to their commute.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 13, 2018, 14:02 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 13:35:
I have never purchased any music online. I've had people chuckle at me for still buying physical CDs. I have done this because of exactly what Apple has done with film content. I do not find their actions surprising.

I still say the only economic way to go is renting, i.e. Spotify. It's ultimately very cheap, and has nearly all the advantages of buying. Yes, thing sometimes disappear, sometimes for a day, sometimes for months, but you have access to tens of millions of tracks. You can save 10,000 on each device for offline listening. And you don't need to deal with physically storing a ton of CDs.

Obviously everyone has different needs for use, but I'd argue Spotify is the best for the most.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 13, 2018, 13:02 Beamer
 
Nullity wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 12:19:
Timmeh wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 11:13:
[word vomit]
I wish we could just dump all you people on a remote island somewhere. You could start your own alt-right utopia and show the rest of us how everything should work. *snickers*

Like Galt's Gulch in Chile?

It was an attempt to build a libertarian paradise, where they could live by their ideals and businesses would be free from government regulation and meddling. So what happened? The business building it stole the money and ripped everyone off. They chose Chile in part because the government was weaker and it would be harder for the victims to get repercussions.


 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 13, 2018, 12:11 Beamer
 
If voter fraud were rampant, you'd have evidence. Not anecdotal evidence, but evidence.

Please, Lord Timmeh the wise, show us this evidence! Back up your claims!
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 13, 2018, 09:22 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 13, 2018, 09:12:
So you gonna sanction the UK? #CambridgeAnalytica

That wasn't election interference. That was paid for by a candidate. If you want to call that interference, it was by the candidate who paid for it more than the company that did it. But since it was done by a candidate, it isn't technically interference.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
9. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 13, 2018, 08:01 Beamer
 
There was never an iPhone 2, either. iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4. You can argue the 3G was the second, the 3GS the third, and the 4 the 4th, but that convention never stuck around, with the S never being an incremental number.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2018, 16:43 Beamer
 
Speaking of conspiracies, a day after The New York Times compared QAnon nutsos to Charlie from Always Sunny, Reddit finally shut down the sub. The sub that has pushes conspiracy theories directly responsible for the arrest of several theorists with guns.

It also banned Million Dollar Show Extreme, which was pretty much as antisemitic as you can get while convincing yourself that isn't what you are.
 
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News Comments > Steam Getting Uncensored Anime Game Friday
16. Re: Steam Getting Uncensored Anime Game Friday Sep 12, 2018, 14:34 Beamer
 
Sacrifex wrote on Sep 12, 2018, 09:48:
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Why do you care if someone wants to look at Anime naughty bits -

Because it's hysterical.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2018, 14:24 Beamer
 
Blue is fine. Article 13 has an exception for people sharing link text and "individual words" describing of the article. Very little of what he posts here goes to a paid site, and only slightly more goes beyond link text and individual words.

Not that it's not ludicrous, but it won't impact this site.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2018, 11:46 Beamer
 
Yes, there are documented cases of supplies left, but those supplies were left by the National Guard, who had been responsible for distribution. They claim that the supplies were expired food items, but the footage you see appears to show bottled water. In any case, the National Guard handled these donations, and when they left the island they did not inform anyone of the existence of these items, nor did they do any kind of transition. They left, and left the items out without telling people "oh, hey, we have water donations we haven't had a chance to deal with yet."

Kind of hard to blame National Guard actions 100% on local politicians.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 12, 2018, 11:44 Beamer
 
While this bothers me, at least you can turn it off. I have to see the stupid "Better with Chrome" ad on every damn Google site, not to mention them coding YouTube in ways that it is much faster on Chrome than other browsers.  
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