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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 22:57 Beamer
 
NamecaF wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 22:30:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 19:07:
I think he's implying that if you're a white guy you really don't have the same perspective on someone throwing around racist insults. Stow that reverse racism bullshit.

Fuck you, that is the definition of racism right there. You're judging someone based on the colour of their skin.

I mean, there are some things white people can never experience, though, and therefore never have a strong understanding of.

Much like how I won't tell you what your childhood was like, and what it's like to grow up with your parents. I didn't do it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 19:26 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 19:22:
The thing is that PDP is so popular that he doesn't need this "edgy" content to get views. It's totally unnecessary. So I'm thinking that he is just attention whoring.

I don't think any of this is planned. I think it's who he is. I think he hates this additional attention. I also think he's incapable of realizing it's tied directly to his salary and who's paying it.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free
21. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free Sep 13, 2017, 19:25 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 17:18:
Beamer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 15:25:
Darth Binky wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 10:43:
Yes, it does.

Man, I really wanted to love this game. But it just didn't have the fun factor from the Battlefield games (for me, anyway). Here's hoping they right the ship with the sequel.

I mean, that's why it's a BattleFRONT, not a BattleFIELD, right?
I dunno, Beam. The game could have benefited from some Battlefield-type complexity.

Up front, I've never played a Battlefront, and I've never enjoyed a Battlefield (doing solely 1942, then beta testing another, I think Battlefield 2.)

That said, I agree. From everything I've read, this could have been more complex. It seems like LucasArts and EA were pushing for as many users as possible, but the overlap between gamers and Star Wars fans lies deep, and they could have made a game that appealed to slightly fewer people but to those people much more, as making it less complex didn't really increase the audience range.

Still, though, it says BattleFront. People should have known what they were getting.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 19:22 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 18:23:
If he offends you, stop watching his streams or youtubes

simple


Except that he's the top paid Influencer in the world, being paid tens of millions of dollars per year to influence on social media, with his main audience being people 10-18.

So, yeah, it's less about the people offended watching, and more about this guy is literally paid money to influence children. Were he some random guy, no one would be discussing this. When he accepts tens of millions per year to influence children, it becomes news.

See how that works?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 13, 2017, 16:59 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 16:34:
Wow that is one hell of a depressing and eye opening podcast

But this here is far less https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhn6yrNzM3M depressing, seems a grey area, if this goes before a court that would be extremely interesting....

Listening. Because I find it hard to believe this would be upheld, also hard to believe it would go beyond what YouTube does, and YouTube errs on the side of caution.

It seems a clear abuse to me, but that is based on a common knowledge, not a legal one. Never read, or looked into, DMCA.

edit - clear abuse of DMCA, not violation of. PDP is a moron, but seemed in the right with the streaming.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free
18. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free Sep 13, 2017, 15:25 Beamer
 
Darth Binky wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 10:43:
Yes, it does.

Man, I really wanted to love this game. But it just didn't have the fun factor from the Battlefield games (for me, anyway). Here's hoping they right the ship with the sequel.

I mean, that's why it's a BattleFRONT, not a BattleFIELD, right?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 13, 2017, 09:22 Beamer
 
yuastnav wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 02:58:
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 22:27:
This is one area where AI could be a real boon. This can't come soon enough. There are just far too many lazy doctors out there who don't put the effort in. Never a problem for an AI.

Uhm where exactly did you get this insight? Most hospitals I know are always understaffed and it is therefore a little difficult to believe that doctors are lazy.

Yup.

Doctors are not putting in enough effort with individual patients, but not due to being lazy. It's the result of the insurance system and how much they get paid per patient. General practitioners get paid next to nothing per patient, and therefore need to assembly-line their way through. It's why, in the 1970s, being a general practitioner was the most common goal of med students and had a high level of job satisfaction, and today is one of the least common goals and has the lowest job satisfaction of MDs. That low job satisfaction is because they know they aren't putting in the effort they'd like and the patient needs, but their hands are tied by insurance and billing.

Which compounds the issue, too, as fewer people becoming GPs mean fewer GPs meaning more demand for GPs meaning more rushed visits.

Back when I was far more conservative, I did a lengthy research paper on the legality of a two-tiered medical system, where GPs can leave insurance behind and work for the highest bidders. I sympathized with the doctors, who hated life because they couldn't give the level of care they felt was deserved. I still do, but I don't think having them leave and work solely for the rich is the answer. With much of the issues in the US, I blame insurance companies.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
57. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 09:16 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 09:03:
what happened to GamerTics?

This is one of the things I never understand about the "ethics in journalism" people: they trust sites more the smaller they are. Similar to conspiracy theorists, actually - the fewer people that know about something the more accurate it is, to them.

But in media, that's objectively wrong. While size isn't a guarantee, smaller sources are less likely to be accurate and reliable ones. In a large media organization:

* The relationship to the consumer is understood, and they know that losing trust means an end, so the trust of the audience is always in the front of their minds (even if they choose not to listen, it's there)

* The organization is big enough to have an editorial staff and business operations, with little contact needed between

* There's internal accountability. To shareholders, but more to other employees. If someone does something sketchy, everyone sees it. Not only does this make it more likely to be leaked, but it's less likely to happen, as people feel that they'd let their peers down, or they simply feel they're more likely to be caught or called out

* There are resources. Resources to find news, to contact people, and to do some element of investigation, though the resources are usually far too thin to do much of that at all

I mean, compare to a small shop. It's usually run by people with no real knowledge of media and how the consumer views it, it's one to three people running the entire thing and constantly in contact, there's no accountability because everything is somewhat independent - usually not even in the same city, making shadiness easy to hide, and there are absolutely no resources to do much of anything.

Yet, somehow, they're the reliable ones.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 13, 2017, 09:09 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 08:40:
The new iPhone does nothing for me. The cutout is ugly as fuck, the price is insane and TouchID is preferable to alternatives IMO. Nice of Apple to embrace wireless charging 5 years later with no real enhancement to the tech, I'm sure the charging mat will be a $100+ item.

The new Apple TV isn't impressive either BUT the free upgrade of all movies to 4k is very nice and will help prevent library fragmentation and push adoption of UHD stuff.

The cutout doesn't bother me because 99% of the time there's no information there, and when there is they can just window the screen. I haven't followed closely, but had expected that the top would just be the status bar and the screen would be an awkward ratio like the S8. On my S8, there's pretty much never anything but emptiness there. If it's a standard ratio, well, bunk.

Otherwise, yeah, insane price, and touchID is far better. While I've learned to live without a fingerprint on the front of my phone, it would have been nice to have it, and losing a home button seems insane to me.

Also, just now getting wireless charging is equally insane. I use it far more often than not.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 13, 2017, 08:14 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 08:05:
There is nothing more annoying than people using their speaker on their phone in public. So now Apple thinks a watch with LTE is a good idea? Another engineer had a major brainfart or maybe it was marketing that thought this was a good idea.

Either way, the watch is more a fashion piece than anything usable, it does less than what you phone can do and I personally cannot read anything on it beyond the time.

I mean, the issue isn't the LTE, which has infinitely more functionality than voice, but the addition of a speaker. They can add LTE without adding the ability to make calls, but if they have the room, it's useful, no? The ideal audience for this is the runner that wants full GPS functionality for their run but doesn't want to take their phone, and this gives them the ability to make an emergency phonecall. Or the person going to a concert that doesn't want to bring their entire phone. Again, can now make emergency calls.

And I haven't seen anything that actually says you can do calls without Bluetooth headsets. At launch at least, the watch needed headphones to play music, and would not do it out of the built in speaker.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: J.J. Abrams to Direct ‘Star Wars- Episode IX,’ Replacing Trevorrow. Sep 13, 2017, 08:05 Beamer
 
Spektr wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 07:37:
Beamer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 07:30:
and though I'm not really a star wars fan tfa didn't. May have been familiar, but didn't suck.

Ah you're not a star wars fan, that might explain why you don't think tfa sucked. It's probably one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

And you are a Star Wars fan, which means you probably have 40 years of pent-up nostalgia combined with a somewhat weird feeling over ownership over the IP which makes you utterly incapable of separating the actual quality of the film from your own wholly unreasonable and unrealistic expectations of what the film should be.

I mean, you've almost definitely seen all three prequels, yet you're singling out TFA.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
55. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 07:35 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 23:00:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 18:51:

Also, SJWs are the real racists, amirite?

At least the "race realist" is going to tell me they're a "race realist." A SJW is too busy telling the black they're too stupid and need special handouts to succeed in society, while talking over them. And telling the asians they're too smart so they need to be penalized. While proclaiming they're really not as bad, but worse then the opposition they claim to oppose.

It's amazing that you think this. You're actually doing an "SJWs are the real racists" after someone made a joke about that strawman.

Whats great is you mentioning last week you may end up on disability. Not seeing the huge irony of a diehard libertarian who thinks everyone on government aid is a lazy loser leech considering it.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: J.J. Abrams to Direct ‘Star Wars- Episode IX,’ Replacing Trevorrow. Sep 13, 2017, 07:30 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 01:27:
UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 22:53:
WOO HOO!!!

Can't wait for Return of the Return of the Jedi.

You were going to get that regardless: remember that Trevorrow directed Jurassic World, which was just as much of a soft reboot as TFA.

I mean, jurassic world kind of sucked, and though I'm not really a star wars fan tfa didn't. May have been familiar, but didn't suck.

And being familiar was both LucasArts' intention/choice, and planned just for the first film, to bring viewers back after the disaster of the prequels. No reason to expect it again.

LucasArts and Kennedy don't give directors much flexibility. And jj didn't do much lensflare. That joke is kind of tired, too
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
38. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 18:14 Beamer
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 18:08:
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 15:41:
The problem isn't the casual racism it's the SJWs with their massive overreactions to it. Even when people are simply accused of something they lose their shit. Look at that story a few weeks back where that asshole on Twitter who felt it was his personal mission to "out" racists they ended up blaming an innocent man. They were calling his house and making death threats to his wife and kids FFS! And these assholes aren't even a minority! They are just look for reasons to go off and they don't care who gets hurt or how extreme their overreactions are and that makes them way more dangerous and way worse than the so-called bigots and racists they're opposing. Hitch up your fucking panties and stop throwing hissy fits over every little thing - especially when it doesn't even apply to you. Fuck, go end poverty or something actually worthwhile.

You tell em Cutter. Most people these days don't even understand how harmless casual racism is. At least compared to the ultra-hardcore kind.

Hell I didn't even know what the hell casual racism was until you made it clear. And I sure as hell don't know what offends me. I've only been black for like 42 years or so. Totally need a clear-headed white person to sort out my thoughts for me.

But while we're on the subject, you wanna explain to me why the 'casual racists' (especially the ones raking in millions) need defending while the 'more serious racists' need condemning?

Hey buddy, listen, the problem isn't people being racist, it's people calling people racist. That's where the real harm is. Words are just words, unless they're aimed at a white guy like cutter, then they're seriously offensive.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 12, 2017, 14:43 Beamer
 
theglaze wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 11:54:
But how will the electric cars get a charge?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity_sector_in_China

Fossil fuels are still burned to generate 74% of China's electricity... and the government has a long ways to go if their going to overhaul all of that infrastructure.

China is building green energy faster than any other nation. Far, far faster.

Makes sense. China has no oil. They have coal, and will keep using coal, but will do everything possible to deemphasize resources they do not have. For them, this isn't so much about clean energy, though that's nice. It's about pure economics. Hardly matters, the end result is car companies interested in selling in China need to prioritize electric/hybrids, and given that drivetrains are expensive to develop and therefore not particularly regionalized, that means the entire world will be pushed along with China.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 14:40 Beamer
 
I mean, I don't get how this is a free speech issue, or why people are bringing free speech up. Guy says something dumb. People call him dumb. Corporations who pay him to represent them stop paying him to represent them as they don't want to be associated with someone dumb in that particular way.

No one stops him from being dumb, from saying dumb things, or from doing what he wants. People just step back from their association with him because they don't want to be associated with that.

It's a free speech issue... how?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 11:31 Beamer
 
At the same time, if you don't like opioids don't take them?

If you don't like drunk driving don't do it?

If you don't like trump don't vote for him or watch him?

Pdps audience base is 12, and he makes millions from advertisers. This is why he's news.
 
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News Comments > No More Arkham Games?
11. Re: No More Arkham Games? Sep 12, 2017, 08:55 Beamer
 
J wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 02:55:
Cutter wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 23:39:
How the hell would you have a multiplayer Batman game with thousands of Batmans running around the same city? Give your head a shake.
Asymmetric. Many people playing as villains. One Batman. Holy profits, Batman!

Yeah, but it doesn't fit the combat style Rocksteady created. Or any of the gameplay Rocksteady created.

They can do a Batman MMO, whatever, Rockstead (who is owned by WB) will almost definitely not be involved.

And, anyway, "we're going to do a multiplayer game" doesn't seem like a very good excuse. WB is doing like 14 different Batman movies right now, I don't think they'd have much of an issue doing multiple Batman games. They own the IP. They own Rocksteady. Doing another Arkham would be fairly low risk/capital yet high reward.

I think, for once, they're acknowledging people are burnt out on the concept, one of the games wasn't well received, and sales had been dwindling. If each entry had been equally well received and sold equally well we'd be getting a fifth.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
18. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 12, 2017, 08:52 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 23:54:
yonder wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 20:11:
You morons don't understand the difference between caling yourself and your friends a bad word and using that same bad word about people you don't know or entire groups of people?

F*ck you guys are stupid. There's truly no fixing stupid. You MAY figure it out some day because, someday, you may gain common sense. But I'm not going to be part of the process of bringing you up to the status of common.

F*ck you guys are stupid.

No, we're not. Maybe you and your ilk could try and stop being such whiny little bitches about everything. That's a much better solution. Oh wait, I said bitch! Shrill liberal SJW fit incoming in 3...2...1...

The only person on this board that bitches about more things than you do is CJ. You're miserable, and seem to spend as much time as possible trying to make everyone else here miserable. When called out, you call them a troll or a hypocrite or a conservative or a liberal or an SJW.

Buy a mirror, look into it, say the words you're about to type into it, and see how it makes you look.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 08:49 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 23:06:
Huh, that's an optimistic take. I was expecting something a bit more cynical.

Personally, I do think gamers need to be less ridiculously "passionate." It's great to enjoy something. It's not great to feel that enjoying it is a critical/defining part of who you are.
 
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