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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Scientists find way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere. Aug 15, 2018, 14:32 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Aug 15, 2018, 13:16:
CO2 is only one condition out of dozens that contribute to climate change, but it is not the driving factor. I'll be laughing very loudly when they remove the CO2 and then discover that climate change gives no fucks about it. You might as well say you can stop the Earth from orbiting the sun by getting out and pushing in the opposite direction with your hands.

So, we should do nothing?

Do you always do nothing when the task seems difficult?
 
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News Comments > On Flight Sims versus Actual Flying
19. Re: On Flight Sims versus Actual Flying Aug 15, 2018, 14:32 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Aug 15, 2018, 13:37:
Next up: Libtards call for legislation to ban realistic flight simulators. (I know, it sounds like a joke, but isn't.)

Did this sound smart in your head? Did you read it before you hit "Post Comment?"
 
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News Comments > Koch Media Acquires Timesplitters and Second Sight
4. Re: Koch Media Acquires Timesplitters and Second Sight Aug 15, 2018, 12:24 Beamer
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 15, 2018, 12:10:
Does Koch Media have anything to do with the Koch bros or is just an unfortunate name coincidence?

Nope, it's a German company.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
11. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 15, 2018, 11:55 Beamer
 
The difference, to me, is that iOS is a mandatory grid of brightly colored icons.

Android isn't. You can use it as a grid, but I don't, and I feel many others don't. Here's some guy's theme. Mine is differently minimalist than his, but he has the date, the weather, and what he's currently playing, then the icons for what he uses most.

For me, I have a few icons on the screen, but they're all white outlines, so it doesn't block the wallpaper. They're a 2x6 row on the right hand side, with a 5x1 row on the bottom. The apps I use daily are 1 click to open. Some of those icons are folders, so the apps I use almost daily are 2 clicks. The rest live in an alphabetized drawer, which makes them 1 click plus a scroll.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 15, 2018, 11:26 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 15, 2018, 11:16:
Fact-check links from Wikipedia

Well, this is off to a good start.

How frequently do you think Wikipedia is wrong, relative to literally any other site?
Can you cite an article that's currently incorrect?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 15, 2018, 10:28 Beamer
 
I actually kind of like Edge. It feels less bloated than Chrome these days, and never had the memory leak issues I was seeing with FireFox.

I use Brave, Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari regularly. Safari feels far and away like the worst. Firefox and Edge are my two preferred.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 14, 2018, 13:23 Beamer
 
So long as the Pixel 3 has another huge leap in camera tech, I'll jump on it. The only camera that I think is in the same conversation as the Pixel 2 is the Huwaei P20 Pro.

I'm holding my breath for this, haha. But I'll happily move from Samsung to Google for a better camera.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2018, 13:21 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 14, 2018, 12:58:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 14, 2018, 12:08:
A recent FSIS observational study found that people performing tasks like cutting poultry “failed to successfully wash their hands 97 percent of the times they should have.”
Since 30% or more of the chicken you buy is out of compliance, you'd better not be in that 97%.
https://www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing/index.html

Or, maybe, just don't eat chicken. Crazy talk, I know.

Steak or die!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 14, 2018, 11:14 Beamer
 
Her apology is still up, click here.

She says she never meant to mislead anyone. I don't fully understand how you actually have a fake diploma printed and claim very loudly that it's your diploma (and that anyone claiming otherwise is "fake news,") without meaning to mislead anyone. What could the purpose possibly be other than misleading people into thinking you'd graduated?

It appears, given this, her mother smiling next to her, and photos of her in cap and gown, that she failed to graduate but told her parents otherwise, and the lie kept going till this incident. She lied to her parents for like 30 years.

And, of course, despite forging a document and presenting it as real, she's still running.
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance: Rage! Announced
1. Re: Jagged Alliance: Rage! Announced Aug 14, 2018, 10:35 Beamer
 
Eh.

The graphical tone seems off, no one has done even a half-decent attempt to revitalize this franchise, and they killed off Igor for some reason.

I replayed JA2:Gold last year. Would probably do it again before playing some half-assed new version. I'll pay attention when it's released, as the X-COM remake killed it, but very low expectations.

And Igor? Really?!
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 14, 2018, 09:19 Beamer
 
I never fully understand why people are against a notch by default. Some implementations are bad. But I'm fairly certain a few do it intelligently. Rather than the notch coming into the screen, it's the screen extending up into the bezel. The middle of the current Android top ribbon is never used, anyway, so you're pushing the status bar up without losing anything. It's increased space. The status bar then never cuts into an app, and if an app goes full screen, it just doesn't use that space, because it's incremental screen above and beyond the standard 16:9 or whatever ratio they use.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 13, 2018, 15:22 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 15:14:
Beamer wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 14:52:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 14:11:
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 12:52:
Admittedly I really don't like superhero movies all that much, but I do watch all the Marvel ones now as they are super good. I could care less about anything DC, really. But, why is there such a backlash over this woman? She was good in the XXX movie and John Wick. She's good looking. Was Batwoman a different skin color or something? I mean, wtf?

Edit, read story. So...she comes off as gay, turns out she is gay, and she's...NOT GAY ENOUGH?

PC culture, man. Just, fuck it.

What? I thought the whole point of "acting" was the ability to portray someone you are not. Now, in order to act, you have to be exactly like the person you are portraying?

Twitter may be the greatest collection of stupid the world has ever seen...

I'll remember that you said this when we get a black James Bond.

Man, I wish Idris would do it. Looks like he said that is not happening though. I'm a blasphemer anyway. My favorite Bond was Brosnan. I'm not a fan of the last two Bond movies, although Casino and Quantum were quite good. Everyone loved Skyfall and I didn't like it that much.

As I said in the other topic, I thought Skyfall was just a terrible movie all around. Quantum was, too, though. Casino was a great start to build upon, but they regressed instead of built.

Idris is probably too old. I'm ok with an older Bond, but we'd get a first movie when he's 47 or 48. I think 40 is about right, with a new movie every other or third year until he's 50.

Brosnan was a great Bond, though a very different one, he was just in terrible movies. Unfortunately, the later Craig movies went just as dumb. If I have to see one more movie where the bad guy is secretly the good guy's brother... Still think Craig is the best and most interesting Bond, still think his movies have become unwatchable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 13, 2018, 14:52 Beamer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 14:11:
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 12:52:
Admittedly I really don't like superhero movies all that much, but I do watch all the Marvel ones now as they are super good. I could care less about anything DC, really. But, why is there such a backlash over this woman? She was good in the XXX movie and John Wick. She's good looking. Was Batwoman a different skin color or something? I mean, wtf?

Edit, read story. So...she comes off as gay, turns out she is gay, and she's...NOT GAY ENOUGH?

PC culture, man. Just, fuck it.

What? I thought the whole point of "acting" was the ability to portray someone you are not. Now, in order to act, you have to be exactly like the person you are portraying?

Twitter may be the greatest collection of stupid the world has ever seen...

I'll remember that you said this when we get a black James Bond.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 13, 2018, 13:23 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 12:52:
Admittedly I really don't like superhero movies all that much, but I do watch all the Marvel ones now as they are super good. I could care less about anything DC, really. But, why is there such a backlash over this woman? She was good in the XXX movie and John Wick. She's good looking. Was Batwoman a different skin color or something? I mean, wtf?

Edit, read story. So...she comes off as gay, turns out she is gay, and she's...NOT GAY ENOUGH?

PC culture, man. Just, fuck it.

THAT's what pushed her off Twitter? That's not even a HER issue, if executives were bragging about hiring someone very different then merely hired someone quite different that's on them.

But, I mean... c'mon.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer
43. Re: DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer Aug 13, 2018, 10:09 Beamer
 
I hated Doom 3. And monster closets is a big reason why. But I don't think that's incongruous with having loved Doom. By the time Doom 3 came out, the Doom style of play was heavily dated. Monster closets felt like a cheap trick. Worse, it was a repetitive trick, as Doom 3 relied so insanely heavily on them, and every time you picked up a powerup you could guarantee something would warp in next to you.

Really above all this, though, Doom 3 tried to be a more modern game. It didn't lean into what Doom 3 was, it made a new Half Life game, right down to you following some mysterious guy and constantly seeing him just a step ahead of you, off in the distance, ducking into some door. It tried to be a cinematic, plot heavy game, ripping off similar ones, but it jammed in an old gameplay idea that just stuck out badly.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2018, 19:45 Beamer
 
Craig was/is a great Bond, in some really mediocre movies. Casino Royale was a breath of fresh air, but had pacing issues. Every one since has been pretty terrible, with Skyfall being an absolute joke in my opinion (I know many love it, but not only was it Home Alone, but it gave us too much information on who Bond is, ruining the mystery.)

I can get behind an older Bond, one towards the end of his career, easier than a younger one. I think 38-45 is perfect, but could go a bit older. Under 30 would be dumb to me, and even 33 feels a bit too young to be as much of a cool expert.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocked Game Sale Because of "New" Designation
20. Re: etc. Aug 12, 2018, 18:07 Beamer
 
Some people are idiots and would contact Bethesda and blame them if codes aren't working. Bethesda would respond and say they've been used. The person should then go back to the seller and/or Amazon. And be told so.

What they're trying to cover for is so damn rare, that someone would be angry at them. Almost as rare as someone re-shrinkwrapping a game.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale
49. Re: Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale Aug 12, 2018, 08:41 Beamer
 
KezClone wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 20:57:
Wraith wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 16:13:
I guess I am stupid. Please explain.

The media you buy a game on is just media and in the case of a CD, that media is worth less than a dollar.

When you buy a game you're paying for the experience. You can't then finish the game and turn around and sell that experience to someone else. That's copyright infringement and it's theft.

Let me see if I can make it clearer. If you buy a game, finish it and then sell it to a chain of 10 friends who each buy it and sell it in turn, then 10 people have played the game.

However the development team only gets credit for 1 copy. Nobody gives a shit about the publishers, but the used game market fucks over the development teams. These teams get paid based on royalties, but the used game market steals royalties.

Does Gamesteal really deserve to resell a game 10 times? Really? Do you think that kind of thing is sustainable.

Like I said, the nuances of this argument are too complex for most people because people are stupid. Over the long term this activity results in developers getting screwed.

But, of course, who gives a shit when you can get a game for $10 off!

Morons.

This may be the stupidest post ever on Blues.


Son, buy a used car lately? You expect us to only buy new and hang onto it forever?



A used car is objectively inferior to a new one. It has damage, visible/known or not, it has wear, etc. A used game is exactly identical to a new one. There is no difference at all.

I'm not weighing in on the argument, but you can't compare the two. At some point, a used car dies. This never happens to a game.

A used car also has a limited market of who can buy it. You need to be physically close. A used game could be sold anywhere to anyone. And a used car needs service and parts, which bring the people who made it additional revenue. Not true with a game.

It isn't apples to apples. A used mp3 or Amazon digital purchase of a movie is more like it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 10, 2018, 14:04 Beamer
 
NicklePop wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 14:03:
Censorship has historically been a great idea, kudos CNN

Well, Alex Jones can't tell millions of people that the Sandy Hook parents are liars and evil villains anymore, which sounds like a win for all of humanity to me.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 10, 2018, 11:31 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 11:23:
Beamer wrote on Aug 10, 2018, 11:09:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 9, 2018, 22:46:
So what was the final verdict, is this coming to PC or not?

No one has said. But GTA5 came out like 7 months later, and made an asston of money, so I'd wager this makes it out, but more like mid-late 2019.

OTOH, Red Dead Redemption came out more than eight years ago and there's still no PC edition.

Yup. But, if you believe all the stories around that, it was barely held together with duct tape and everyone was thoroughly shocked it was released before the studio folded, let alone sold very well, let alone became a classic, let alone is considered by many to be the best game of all time.

Between how shaky the tech supporting the game was, and that it was before Shark Cards or whatever they're called, I get why they didn't port it. But I think times have changed.

All that said, I'm planning on buying (and then selling) a console just for this, and I wouldn't wait on something unannounced.
 
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