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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 26, 2017, 12:50 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 12:16:
You are actually correct Timmeh, this specific case is different - and not as bad - as what Clinton did. No one actually says that it is, but I can see why you'd assume that.

Nowhere near as bad. But still hypocritical. But definitely not comparable, and outside of the "LOCK HER UP" chants, something of a non-issue.

Which, also, I consider the stuff from the Howard Stern interviews released today to be. Wish this wasn't making headlines. Gross guy says gross things on gross guy's radio show. I don't consider Howard all that bad, in part because his movie was surprisingly sweet and painted him in a pretty good light (even if it was about how he wooed a woman, and how sad he was that his career damaged her, and came out right before he divorced her.) Nothing Trump said was worse than anything else other guests say, nothing was particularly shocking, and he hedged quite a bit of it. The guy's one of the worst on the planet, but the Howard stuff was mostly kind of tame.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 26, 2017, 08:58 Beamer
 
Luke wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 08:25:
Incl bots

While true, their bot issue is nowhere near Twitter's. I'd say it's actually not an issue at all.

Instagram is kind of brilliant in making receiving advertising desirable. I have a bunch of local restaurants following me, and I follow them, and see cool new dishes or events they're hosting that I'd never know about otherwise. For less local brands, they can still put up cool images that you actually want to, and choose to, see. It helps that you can get so much in a very short interaction. Which makes sense for me to say - I hate video for wasting my time. An image can convey all most videos do in five seconds, rather than 30 for the video.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 25, 2017, 22:36 Beamer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 21:39:
The problem is Epic games is flat out using the PUBG name in marketing their PUBG ripoff mode in Fortnite.

Is it in their marketing, or just what people are saying in interviews? Didn't every fps dev in the mid 90s discuss Doom?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 25, 2017, 20:17 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 19:20:
LOL, I just read at the Guardian that the glass backs are more expensive than the screen to replace.

Apparently the glass back is to facilitate wireless charging?

Oh! Yeah, that's what I meant, sorry. My old Windows Phones had poly backs, and my S8 has glass, so they had wireless charging.

I think it's more expensive to replace under Apple Care, but that's because Apple drastically reduced the cost of the screen to make Apple Care more appealing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 25, 2017, 17:44 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 14:21:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 12:50:
That moto-z shattershield, yowza

Yeah, I have a Moto X Pure which I've dropped several times, no problem. Not from that high of course. Good phones for the price.

What's the point of a glass back, anyways? Just style?

Signal.
 
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News Comments > Intel's "Best Gaming Processor Ever"
30. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 25, 2017, 17:44 Beamer
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 17:16:
Still dont see any reason to upgrade my 4790k @ 4.8ghz. GPU would be a better investment for gaming at this point, but the only card I'm looking at is the 1080ti, which still costs too much for the performance gain I would get from it. Probably going to take some new game that utilizes the shit out of these new processors to make me upgrade. Cyberpunk 2077 maybe?

Why would you ever upgrade that now?
I am running the same CPU, and built my system January 2016. Since my monitor is only 1080p (though 16:10), it runs anything I throw at it incredibly well. My system before it lasted 5 years. Towards the end it was, well, Far Cry 4 didn't look so hot. But I'd expect this system to last another 3 years before I think about any changes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 25, 2017, 17:42 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 16:54:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 14:22:
MeanJim wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 12:21:
Why can't they lay cable like that all over the US?

Because then they couldn't charge $100/month for 10mbits down, 1mbit up.

Also, laying new cable cuts into the Hookers and Blow Fund, so why bother since there's nowhere else for consumers to go.

Who is "they"?...;) Some of you guys are so cynical.

I live in the US, my ISP is Comcast, I get 110mBs/down & *up*, unlimited cap, great for Netflix and gaming, cable HD TV--several hundred channels of stuff, and unlimited landline phone service (no LD charges) for $60 per month for the whole package. I'm also on an EWAN in our apartment building for Internet--which definitely helps as I just plug into an RJ45 jack, no modem required. There's a jack in each room in the apartment, and this also supports the wife's Internet access for her separate computer as well--no more paying for separate IP addresses (Comcast dropped that years ago, unless you need it for commercial purposes.) Have a printer and Blue-Ray player on the Internet network as well. If you are paying an ISP $100 per month for 10mbits down, 1mbit up--you need to get a new ISP!

Unless, that is, you are talking about wireless phone service--which, for the Internet--is a gigantic rip off, imo. No way I'm ever falling into that n00b trap...;) They murder you on the hardware, and then they murder you on Internet fees--and caps as small as 5GB a month (which I will often do many times over in a single day.) No way!

Link me to where this package is available.
I'm not saying you're lying, but Comcast doesn't give you this. You just mentioned a package more like $200. The only way to get it for $60 is to play the stupid game where you threaten to disconnect your service every year.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2017, 17:32 Beamer
 
Keep hoping the Giants lose. The longer they go without a win, the more likely they clean house. The more likely they clean house, the more likely they end up hiring a close friend of mine to come in and help fix it. Then I get box seats at games. I think we can all agree we want me to get that!  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 25, 2017, 07:48 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 04:28:
NKD wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 21:52:
Still J.R.E.

What were you expecting, the Spanish Inquisition?

C'mon now, hardly anyone expects the Spanish Inquisition. Like, tens of people, tops. That's like, barely anybody!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: New AMD Drivers Support Dual Vega GPUs Sep 22, 2017, 13:45 Beamer
 
I mean, if CBS would have passed on a new Star Trek on its own network, feeling that it wasn't going to be strong enough to pull in ratings and warrant investment, but was willing to take a shot on it for its own streaming site...

What would you rather have, a new Star Trek series on whatever stupid streaming site CBS has, or no new Star Trek series? Those were almost definitely the options.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2017, 12:59 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 12:57:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 03:42:
When you stop; I stop.


I still love you man.

Shhhh! That's forbidden in, like, one line of his favorite book, one line people weirdly pay really close attention to as they eat their shrimp and toss around footballs!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Why Facebook And Google Are Clashing With Internet Freedom Advocates. Sep 22, 2017, 12:33 Beamer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 11:14:
Cutter wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 10:58:
Uh because they're fucking evil?

What are you talking about? can you please stop being an SJW?

Let's put it this way, it's a lesser evil. Without USA going army crazy, NAZI/Emperor Japan/Communist China might all be in charge. Not to mention maybe some sort of islamic caliphate type enlightening.

Sure they start wars for natural resources and global power plays but at least they aren't interested in completely destroying human progression, I'll remind you that USA is still basically the leading edge of technology and space exploration. You have no further to look than SpaceX/Google for that.
Read the headline he used.

He's being anti-Google for not kissing his ass. Again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 22, 2017, 12:31 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 11:01:
Like anyone is going to notice HDR support on a phone, rofl.

Why wouldn't they?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
18. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 21, 2017, 19:54 Beamer
 
Some of these jokes are just... Cutteresque. We can do better.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Review Fallout
25. Re: Fallout 4 Review Fallout Sep 20, 2017, 15:30 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 14:33:
Let me get this straight: Bethesda makes a recent negative change, so people leave a recent negative review, and the solution is to change the review system?

Yeah, at least this is something related to the game experience, not something someone accidentally said or didn't say on Twitter.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed Payback System Specs
2. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2017, 11:14 Beamer
 
deqer wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 11:07:
Can an engineer explain to me why it's taking humans so fucking long to create bigger hard drives?

Why is there not a 10TB SSD yet?

I mean, after the dogs and the frogs did it, you'd think we could, but...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 20, 2017, 09:59 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 09:26:
Orogogus wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 08:35:

I don't see anything in there where he put it in the public domain. Part of copyright is that you can give permission for other people to use it. That doesn't mean you give it up. It seems to me that he gave permission for people on 4chan to use his design, for posting on 4chan.

2. Again, he hasn't abandoned his copyright. He never said he gave up all his rights to his creation or ceded it into the public domain, which is what it would take. With the most generous reading in the world, you can willfully ignore the context of 4chan in the profit question and read that he gave permission for anyone to profit off his work, but that still doesn't cancel out his rights of ownership.

3. It seems like he does have an abandoned trademark (link) but you can see that it's for the actual name, "Pepe the Frog" (hence the description of the typeset). That generally would have protected against Disney or the like making a character called "Pepe the Frog" and doesn't relate to the artwork.

"People of 4chan" is the internet. Think on it this way, 4chan is one of the heaviest trafficked sites in the world. 4chan considers as part of their manifesto to be "a website anyone can use." By granting 4chan use, he's effectively given the internet and everyone the right to use it. Since there's no way to define "who" uses 4chan except anyone with an internet connection that leaves it open to anybody.

He did actually abandon his copyright. See the existing case of pillsbury vs milkyway if you need an in-depth example of how an entity who doesn't defend their copyright and it "gains a life of it's own" can't retroactively try to claim copyright on it.

1) Good thing you're not an attorney, as you changed a key word. He said people ON 4chan, you changed it to people OF 4chan. That's a massively different thing, as one limits use to a site, and one allows anyone from that site to use it anywhere.

2) Pillsbury v Milkyway is from 1981. The law changed in 2006. The precedent may still exist, but it also may not, and saying something is clearly true because if it is clearly false.

I'm not weighing in on either side here, but your argument has extremely glaring holes in both of your key points.

I'm also not surprised that you're coming out in favor of white supremacists. You'll claim this is free speech and yadda yadda yadda, but it's yet another time you adamantly claim the white supremacists did nothing wrong. It's just odd how, whenever Richard Spencer is on one side of an argument, you seem to be there with him...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 20, 2017, 09:26 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 09:05:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 21:13:
The good news is Google followed suit with the new Pixel pricing.

Yeah I'm not a fan of the Pixel, its poor value for the money. The battery life is middling, performance is middling and I'm so tired of hearing about "responsiveness" from its zealots. OMG ITS LIKE BUTTER SWITCHING APPS. Guess what, my 5x takes an extra 0.0001ms to switch an app, whoop de doo. I still have not found a phone that gives bang for the buck like the 5x or Nexus 6P. It's a shame both of those phones suffered from some long term defects. Pixel would be a solid phone...if it was $400-500. It's got a great camera for sure.

The camera would be so much better with OSS, too. The app is now available, side-loaded, for the S8. I've got it on mine. When I remember to use it, it absolutely takes better photos in certain situations, but I don't think it has all the special sauce. I've never even seen a Pixel in person, but the image comparisons I've seen online are drool-worthy for someone like me (low light photo quality is one of the things I care about most in a phone.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 20, 2017, 08:30 Beamer
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 02:19:
Crazy that modern politics is so fucking partisan that literally any damn thing that people are against can be attributed in their mind to the opposing political party. Fucking looney-tunes.
It's the liberals that made it this way!!!!!!!!!`!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2017, 08:28 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 23:06:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 11:45:
Logic escapes some.
It wasn't just someone, but in his own words, stupid humans.
Oh the irony.

As for having the most * REMOVED * comments, that's laughable. I count less than 15 out of 4200 comments, half of those being my overzealous responses to his cult-like religious zealotry.

And I have zero for such things, which, once again, demonstrates my ability to discuss "taboo" topics without bringing the ire of Blue or the mods. Typically people with a firm knowledge of the subject they speak about usually don't get 15 of their comments removed. Just saying.

You sure you don't have any?

I'm guessing someone told you that you didn't have any, so you saw no need for proof. The rest of us, meanwhile, can click on your name, then type "removed" in the search bar, and see that you have 11 of them.

"Zero," eleven, same thing, eh?
 
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