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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
29. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2017, 22:33 Beamer
 
On this note, a company reached out to me today to interview for a job in downtown Chicago. They'd increase my salary, and offer a 60% bonus over a 30% bonus. It'd ultimately be a $86,000 raise, though much of that $86,000 would be bonus and taxed somewhere in the vicinity of 50%.

It's downtown Chicago, not even an hour commute, but... Chicago is one of the few cities I know no one. Is $86,000 pre-tax really worth it? I get that, to some, that's a horrifically obnoxious question, but still one I need to ask. Not even like I have the offer, just a first round with HR.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 1, 2017, 14:35 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 14:31:
dubfanatic wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 13:48:
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 12:01:
It never ceases to amaze me. All these people want to live in the big, cool city...just like several million other people...and then bitch about everything being so expensive. It's a big country. Plenty of places with a low cost of living where you can still make good money. All their woes are entirely self-made.


Yeah, but those places aren't cool. Plus, you might have to live around *gasp* Trump supporters...

That's another thing. So many corporations are in big cities that have absolutely no need to be there. They could be doing themselves and their employees a massive favor by relocating to cheaper places.

This is beyond wrong-headed.

1) They're near cities because people are near cities. It's easier to find employees when many people are around. You won't find many qualified engineers in Peoria, but you'll find an abundance of them in Seattle and San Francisco

2) The work force doesn't *want* to be there. Assuming most highly skilled employees are already employed, it would be nearly impossible to convince many to move outside of a big city. Look at how many companies have been moving back to big cities, or opening satellite offices. Read any article about how the companies that moved outside of Chicago 30 years ago now struggle to get new hires to commute 1 hour to those places, because those new hires are unwilling to move outside of the big city
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Mar 1, 2017, 12:48 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 12:19:
. Shtar Shitizen

OMG stooooooooooop. No one wants to talk to a guy that keeps doing for this. In every. Single. Topic.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Trailer
3. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Trailer Feb 27, 2017, 22:52 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 22:35:
So you are telling me I only rec'd a partial clip when I bought this gem for $5? REFUND!!!

I'd very much like to play this again, so if it hits $5...
 
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
28. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 22:50 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 19:55:
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 18:57:
Oh thank god, all the gushing over the game on here and I really didn't like it. Maybe it was the incessant muted color palette, maybe it was the near-identical gameplay to AC, maybe I just don't like LOTR enough. But I didn't like it and I'm not even sorta interested in the sequel. The only open world game I'm interested in arrives tomorrow anyway.

Hey I'm not saying you need to like it, but it was universally praised, 91% on elSteamo.

On steam for pre-order now. LOL at trailer, as if the leaked forced their hand.

Yup. Not the only universally praised game I dislike. Not saying it's bad, I just found it to do nothing well. The world really stopped me from any chance of getting into it. Was hoping I was missing something, but...
 
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
23. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 18:46 Beamer
 
I put maybe 3 hours into the original? Wasn't entertained. Combat was ok, not great, but the world was just bleh. Maybe I didn't play enough, but everything felt identical, everything looked identical, and there were no points you could just wander around without having to fight some idiot.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
58. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 27, 2017, 18:45 Beamer
 
Realmk wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 17:16:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 15:46:
DarkCntry wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 15:38:
Realmk wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 15:23:
Bioware clearly has quite a few cultural Marxists in their employ these days. http://tinyurl.com/gszx65e, http://tinyurl.com/gswwcvx. Far from a single one.

Your two links are not supporting your original argument, but hey, whatever floats your hateboat.
The simpletons elected a white supremacist and are now free to hate, you should be more understanding.

I'm just happy another crazy has found bluesnew.

Actually your line of thinking is why Clinton and the Democrats are losing so badly. The majority of Americans are tired of being called racists for simply not sharing your whackjob ideology. So what has the left done? Doubled down on using the race card and being openly racist themselves. http://tinyurl.com/ze4mw5o http://tinyurl.com/jd8kup4

Really I'm ok with this, the DNC/progressives out themselves for what anyone with common sense has known for decades, and they also ensure their powerbase in DC continues to shrink. Win/win

"I'm not the racist, I'm so sick of everyone calling everyone racist, you're the real racist!"

You're a gem.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
96. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 09:38 Beamer
 
I do have to say, when I find out someone believes in Satan, like there's this big, evil end-boss out there "somewhere" who spends his time trying to corrupt us with the moral equivalent of spraypainting "FREE CANDY" on a panel van... yeah, I start to really wonder about that person.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 24, 2017, 20:53 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 17:43:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 15:21:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 14:58:
Yeah it would be if I were going to be driving. The West Village is so pedestrian friendly though that I'm not bringing my car (it'll sit on my parents drive way for the time being, but I'll probably just end up selling it in a few months). Work is a less than 10 minute walk away in Chelsea, there's a grocery store a block and a half from me, cleaners are right next door, etc., etc.

This concept has always intrigued me. So different from the type of living I've done my entire life. I don't know if I would like it, but I certainly wouldn't mind at least trying it.


I think it depends upon where you find your zen, so to speak. I've lived an extremely urban lifestyle after living a very rural lifestyle and hated it. Living on-top of each other like rats, no personal green space, and constant noise made me ditch a well-paying job and a downtown Seattle apartment to go back to rural living.

Today, I hopped on my mower, mowed my acre and a half lawn, got all my vegetables planted as we have an early spring, played with my dog, and chatted with my neighbor as he had come down the road when I was out getting the mail. He lives just a hair over a mile down the road from me. Outside of him, I didn't see another living human being today. It was quiet outside of the normal noises of nature and the breeze.

I lived in Belltown and felt it was pretty green, haha. I had a dog walk on my roof. I had a roof!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 24, 2017, 14:51 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 14:17:
Speaking of moving, I heard back from my realtor this morning and it looks like I got my dream West Village apartment. The landlord has approved my application and the listing agent is just running a credit check to confirm that what I described of my credit history is accurate, which it is. Once that comes back positive, it'll be time to sign the lease and wire the move-in payment (which with brokerage fees made my jaw drop a little, but hey, this is Manhattan). My new place is near the intersection of Hudson St and Bleecker St, which puts me just a few blocks north of Beamer. Grab a beer in a few weeks?

Congrats! Halfway between me and Chelsea. You're about a 3 minute walk from Crispo on 14th, which is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the area - right after I Sodi on Christopher (which has the best pasta in the city, but has recently become so popular and is so tiny it's pretty much impossible to eat there anytime after 6 - Crispo is at least four times the size and always has a seat or two at the bar.)

I can give you a full rundown of all my favorite places in the area, though it's more where you used to be looking than where you are. Not that it matters much, nowhere would be further than a 10 minute walk.

Today is a good day for Barbuto, also right near you. I'm sure they've got all the doors up, given that it's like 70 out.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 22, 2017, 12:34 Beamer
 
1) Edge allows for a much larger screen on a much smaller device. Compare the screen sizes and phone sizes to the iPhones.

2) Touchwiz... meh. Install your own launcher and you lose 99% of Touchwiz. You only have the settings, which have moved much closer to stock android, and the dialer. Not being able to fully remove the hideous dialer is my only real complaint.
 
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10. Re: etc., etc. Feb 22, 2017, 09:07 Beamer
 
mag wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 08:52:
Brad L wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 21:58:
I noticed one reason they want to move is that she is an American Indian. I wonder if she knows about the Trail of Tears and what party was responsible for that.

1) Donald Trump is not the friend of Republicans. He is using you, but he is weak and ineffective so the Republican establishment, billionaire oligarchy, and Putin are fighting over who gets to use him. You can not view his presidency along party lines. Your guy won, Republicans control Congress, etc--it's safe for you to criticize him now.

2) Today's political parties' ideologies don't even reflect where they were in 1970, much less where they were in the 1830s (or 1850s, in the Republicans' case). Democrats can't lay claim to Jackson's Democratic party (thank god) any more than Republicans can lay claim to Lincoln.

Republicans are touting Lincoln so much the GOP even posted a (fake) Lincoln quote all over social media. Of course, his policies were pretty much directly counter to theirs, but they try to make sure no one knows this.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
11. Re: Game Reviews Feb 21, 2017, 10:18 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 17:00:
There is almost zero reason for exclusives. Likely only .01% of all games ever made for a particular console would actually make someone even consider buying that console. For me it was RDR. That's the only reason I bought an Xbox. Much as want RDR2 no way I'm buying a console again for one game. Limiting sales - when you can be selling vastly more is just stupid.

Reminds me of a bakery where I once lived. They made the most kickass apple-cinnamon muffins. Problem was they always sold out early and I worked afternoons/evenings. So one day I asked the owner why she just didn't make more to which she replied, 'You just need to get here earlier.' Meanwhile she's got a half a dozen other kinds of muffins which barely sell. I explain this to her, how it would be to her benefit to make more apple muffins and less of the others and she gives me a look like I'm from Mars and speaking Martian. She just couldn't wrap her head around this seemingly simply concept.

It isn't about "well, I need to buy that console for that game." Any time you see people debate over which console they prefer exclusives come up immediately. Immediately. People debate over which has better exclusives all the time.

So it isn't "wow, I want that specific game, I'd better buy that console," it's more "well, it only makes sense for me to buy one console now, and I think I'll go with that one because it has more exclusives that appeal to me."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 20, 2017, 23:54 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 22:27:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 20:52:
Spent most of today touring and applying for a super awesome West Village apartment in Manhattan. It's looking very likely that I'll get it. Keep you fingers crossed for me guys, haha!

You and Beamer can go out for a beer! Cheers

Just what I was going to post!

SMA - For what you described, I'm assuming either very far West/nowhere near a subway, or a 6th floor walkup, right? Haha. That sounds like a killer deal you should jump on.

I live on Christopher. Simply put, we're bound to walk by each other. I've walked by Carmack on Christopher, too, so it's good company.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
85. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 20, 2017, 14:20 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 13:25:
Beamer wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 12:45:
The problem with ignoring, vs banning, is that you can still pop into a 100 post thread, expecting it to be good discussion, and instead it's just good posters arguing with a troll.

Kind of like watching the news lately.

I believe that's the second great one-liner you've had in a week's span.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
82. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 20, 2017, 12:45 Beamer
 
The problem with ignoring, vs banning, is that you can still pop into a 100 post thread, expecting it to be good discussion, and instead it's just good posters arguing with a troll. Banning solves that entire derailment issue.

I'm not saying we should ban people, sometimes that derailment is fun and usually easy to avoid, but I get why people may refuse to ignore but still support banning.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
16. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 20, 2017, 08:35 Beamer
 
I know you're not the you are most intelligent poster here, but c'mon, buddy. You know how this works. You need to give examples.

I'm still convinced you have not read the article. I'm borderline convinced you never read anything that leaves you so angry and offended.

The article is out there. Cite specific parts you feel were bad or shut up.

Meanwhile, in the real world, context doesn't matter unless he was quoting someone else, for the point the article was making. Which said "pdp has made anrisemitic jokes and used nazi imagery." factually accurate. The video they posted even included his explanation. And no, pdp does need them as a medium to reach who they do. Pdps audience is primarily tweens. The WSJ is primarily businesspeople. They do not watch PDP, but they do OK decisions to pay him hundreds of thousands of dollars to endorse their products, which, remember, he hasn't always disclosed. Uh oh, ethics!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 18, 2017, 11:34 Beamer
 
WSJ did not take anything out of context. At all.

They said he made anti-Semitic jokes and that he showed Nazi imagery. Which he did. Did you even read the article? The article also featured his defense, as "just jokes," and reached out to him for comment, which he declined.

The article was about how Influencers are less predictable than other people paid to endorse. And this also seems true. And yes, there's nuance behind the jokes, but the nuance does not matter to advertisers, as it's impossible for them to explain the nuance to every single customer, so just better for them to avoid paying people who require nuance to promote their products.

They never once called Pew Die Pie a Nazi, it's just you people cannot read.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
18. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 17, 2017, 11:40 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 11:34:
Beamer wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 21:02:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 19:51:
BobBob wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 10:21:
Who has so much free time to watch these Youtubers?
Kjellberg is the most popular YouTube star on the planet. His videos have been viewed collectively more than 14 billion times.
In 2014, Kjellsberg made more than $7 million.

The question is not "who is watching", it's "who's not watching".


He made double that in 2015 and 2016.

I feel like I live in a cave, but I spend most of time outside.

That's kind of the best response I've seen here, haha.

I've watched a total of about 30 seconds of his stuff, I guess from back when he was video game oriented and now he's not? It hurt my head. But I'm not a 10 year old, so that's fine. A lot of stuff popular with 10 year olds hurts my head.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2017, 11:37 Beamer
 
On one hand, Archer has slowed. Not so much as most other shows, but it's slowed. The characters are still great, the acting better, so it's still fun, but it's slowed.

On the same hand, this is kind of a desperate thing.

But, given that it's slowed, and given that the fundamental core characters still work and haven't slipped into caricatures like most do by now, let's see where it goes. But what really helped Archer was that its characters grew, albeit slightly, rather than regressed. At least, Pam and Archer acknowledging each other as best friends made everything way more fun. I still think Archer is probably the second best comedy on TV, after Rick and Morty, and may be willing to debate Archer being my favorite TV comedy of all time.
 
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