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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2017, 21:41 Beamer
 
Yeah, how can anyone have an issue with Chris Pine? Maybe you hate the new Star Treks, but he isn't at fault there. He was an unknown who needed work.

But in other roles? He was great in Hell or High Water, and he utterly destroyed in Wet Hot American Summer the prequel series. Hard not to love him after that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
61. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 13, 2017, 21:39 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 20:53:
descender wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 20:38:
I'm letting you know that you are 100% wrong. They are literally not saying that in those movies. They are using a real word that has a real definition. It doesn't matter how they (incorrectly) pronounce it or how you are (incorrectly) hearing it. There are still R's in words in Boston, they just don't say them. They don't change the spelling and make up new words.

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/voila

You need to give this one up...

Fair enough, I didn't know how to spell what I was hearing from a different language. It totally comes off as walla to my ears, now I know more of the origin, but it has been said throughout my life. I still used it correctly from the start, just mistyped it from not knowing the spelling of it, yeah no Spelling Bee trophies over here.

I'm happy you came around. It was kind of funny seeing you double, triple, and quadruple down on it.

Whatever, this is a particularly funny one, but we all have something we say wrong without knowing. My parents will forever call it expresso, to use an example others already have.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
34. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 13, 2017, 17:05 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 16:22:
Erm, yes. In fact, most of them never even bother to look at a resume anymore. I argued about this with Beamer quite fiercely a few years ago, and at the time it might not have been as pervasive yet, but now it's basically 100% FB/LinkedIn. I specifically had to get accounts on both shit platforms just so I could find a job. (You were right, Beamer!)

Most HR depts just do nothing but scour FB all day long for "candidates."

Whoohoo!

I, on average, talk to two recruiters a month. I do not apply to jobs. In fact, I'm dying to leave my job but the "next step" roles simply aren't posted. Recruiters find me on LinkedIn and reach out. In 2017 I've actually had phone discussions with 8 different companies. Of those 8, 2 were posted.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 13, 2017, 17:01 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 15:14:
Beamer wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 13:58:
Did you read the article and see what Mobileye is? Because that'll tell you why 90% of what you said, particularly "how you drive," is irrelevant.

I did. Did you?

While the technology is intended for autonomous cars, there's not a chance in Hell that we will see 100% autonomous cars that are 100% of the traffic on streets and highways within the next decade. We may not even see that in our lifetime. So what do you do to recoup that investment? You spread it out over as wide a product portfolio as possible.

Data collection and aggregation exists and it is used/manipulated by corporations and governmental agencies to be used against you now. For example, do you have Progressive as an insurance company? Do you plug their little snitch "Snapshot" in to your ODBII port and then collect it monthly to send the data back to them for "lower rates"?

Even if you don't, what do you think that little device collects? Acceleration, deceleration, miles driven, speed and a whole host of other data. Do you genuinely think its unreasonable to expect that kind of data mining to be expanded even further and then sell the idea of it to the public as "Helping you lower your rates"? I don't because we're already seeing it.

I haven't even mentioned OnStar's tracking capabilities. You don't find that just a little bit creepy?

I think it's naive to assume that there won't be expanded monitoring and that the data that is collected and aggregated won't be shared among the companies you do business with in multiple facets of your life.

We will see 100% autonomous cars by the end of the decade. In fact, we already see them now. They're not for sale, but they're out there. This will be a rapid snowball effect.

MobilEye does vision for autonomous cars. We're nearly there. Will it be 100%? Not for a long time, but absolutely in the lifetime of people posting here (at least 99.9%.) That's the investment. It's coming very, very rapidly.

Data collection and aggregation exists and it is used/manipulated by corporations and governmental agencies to be used against you now. For example, do you have Progressive as an insurance company? Do you plug their little snitch "Snapshot" in to your ODBII port and then collect it monthly to send the data back to them for "lower rates"?

I mean, I never said it wasn't, but that isn't what Intel is discussing. I do enjoy that you mention something that's entirely optional by Progressive and comes with a reduction of rates. No one is mandating that.

I haven't even mentioned OnStar's tracking capabilities. You don't find that just a little bit creepy?

Optional.

I think it's naive to assume that there won't be expanded monitoring and that the data that is collected and aggregated won't be shared among the companies you do business with in multiple facets of your life.

And I never said this didn't exist. I said that isn't what Intel is talking about. Regardless, long before any of this stuff became mandatory, none of us will be driving.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 13, 2017, 13:58 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 11:22:
Cutter wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 10:46:
Wtf would an average vehicle on an average day be generating 4TB of data? Nevermind 4TB that needs to be shared.

All the data about how you drive, where you stop, how long you stop there, which areas you travel to, and, of course, whom are you traveling with needs to be generated, aggregated, and then shared with your insurance companies such as health and auto, the police, your employer, and whomever else wants to pay for such data.

Did you read the article and see what Mobileye is? Because that'll tell you why 90% of what you said, particularly "how you drive," is irrelevant.

Cutter did read it, yet still somehow misses that, in order to have autonomous driving work flawlessly, cars need to be constantly in contact with each other and the roads, so that each turn, lane change, exit, etc., is planned far in advance for maximum efficiency and safety.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 13, 2017, 13:54 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 11:14:
American job losses, particularly in manufacturing, are a hot-button topic now. President Donald Trump has focused on employment exoduses to low-cost countries like Mexico, and he vows to reverse that trend. But automation is easily as big a culprit here.

I keep hearing media say this but it flies in the face of the facts that over a million jobs have gone from the US to Mexico. Here's the reality of it....

NAFTA at 20: One Million U.S. Jobs Lost, Higher Income Inequality

I'm also sick of these bullshit millenial articles when they only really apply to a tiny group of people who live in a major city where everything is fiercely competitive and expensive. There's plenty of other work to be had in all kinds of places, but no, they don't want to move to those places. There's plenty of good paying work in the trades but no that's hard work. This is entirely an issue of their own making. I come from a family of tradesmen. My nephews and their buddies never lack for work, make great money, own their own house, truck, tools, yada yada yada. Listen up kids, the world owes you nothing. Work sucks. That's why it's called work and not 'super happy fun time'.



People move to the city because that's where the jobs are. Jobs move to the city because that's where people are.

There aren't jobs in other places. Have you been to the middle of Kentucky? Of course not, you're someone that rants about things you've never seen. I have been there. Do you know what jobs there are? You can be a Walmart employee or an Applebee's employee, both of which pay nothing and send all the profits to a corporation thousands of miles away. You can be a mechanic, which is what every male wants to be but there can only be so many mechanics. Or you can be unemployed. Those are the only options.

You keep wanting to make up this "all kinds of jobs," but for white collar jobs they simply do not exist. For blue collar jobs, they're in incredibly high demand.

I don't know why I respond to you on this, you never seem to know what you're talking about. Then again, you were the bartender that didn't know what ordering a drink up was.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Nominees
2. Re: BAFTA Nominees Mar 9, 2017, 15:34 Beamer
 
Wesp5 wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 14:24:
Firewatch nominated as Best Game and Innovative Game? For an enhanced walking simulator?

Steam reviews are "very positive," so it appears there's a genre you don't like and won't respect, which makes you out of touch and not, y'know, the people nominating the game that apparently has universal acclaim amongst gamers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2017, 11:25 Beamer
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 13:35:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 13:04:
MajorD wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 13:01:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 12:44:
Man, I hope nin is okay. So unlike him to just disappear.


Hhhhhmmmmm....yeah....when was his last post?

2 weeks ago. And no indication that he'd be out for a while. Whatever it was, it was sudden.

Yeah, I hope all is okay. Pray

He's been off Steam for 18 days, too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 7, 2017, 18:10 Beamer
 
Ryzen is definitely more future proof right now, but I'd wager that, by the time it matters for games, these current processors will be more or less obsolete, anyway.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
20. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 7, 2017, 15:16 Beamer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 12:11:
Beamer wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 09:57:
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 04:13:
If you don't have small children, you don't need a Nintendo. If you are a gamer who has to have a Nintendo "because" it's a Nintendo, or it needs to complete your collection of consoles, you are a consumerist idiot straight out of idiocracy.

"Need."

Also, "hey, you have a different system preference than I do, you must be a consumerist idiot. We all know 'real gamers' use PLATFORMIPREFER!"

The new Zelda is considered one of the best open world games ever made, and we know there will be a new Mario Kart and Smash Brothers, which I'll go on record as saying are absolutely the best in-person multiplayer games ever made. I do not own a Switch, haven't owned a Nintendo console since the GC, but man, your opinion is elitist and wrong.

Which, I guess, is standard PCMASTERRACE gibberish. "ANY PLATFORM I DON'T LIKE IS USED EXCLUSIVELY BY IDIOTS! REAL MEN ONLY GAME ONE WAY!"

looks like someone pushed a button.. Bomb

yeh, consumerists are definitely idiots - but you dont have to get upset about it... just go out and buy some more stuff, that will make everything ok

I have no plans to buy a Switch, it's just... this is a place where people debate the merits of a $400 graphics card for a 5% increase in fps vs a $300 one. Judging this shit here seems beyond pointless.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
59. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2017, 11:33 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 11:06:
Beamer wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 09:54:
2) Having the absolute worst, most biased, most inaccurate translation of the Bible
Is there a good, accurate translation?

Yeah. Because we're talking translation, not content, haha.

The Bible JWs use intentionally deceives by adding in references to their practices and beliefs not found in the original text.

So, if you think the Bible is bad, theirs is worse.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 7, 2017, 11:30 Beamer
 
It's your opinion that everyone who buys a Nintendo is an idiot out of idiocracy. That doesn't strike you as a bad opinion?

Lots of people reading for your post will buy it. Do you think they'll hardly game on it? Nin is always a big Nintendo fan, do you think he's a consumerist idiot?

Or do you just think you're smarter than everyone simply because you don't like Zelda?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 7, 2017, 09:57 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 04:13:
If you don't have small children, you don't need a Nintendo. If you are a gamer who has to have a Nintendo "because" it's a Nintendo, or it needs to complete your collection of consoles, you are a consumerist idiot straight out of idiocracy.

"Need."

Also, "hey, you have a different system preference than I do, you must be a consumerist idiot. We all know 'real gamers' use PLATFORMIPREFER!"

The new Zelda is considered one of the best open world games ever made, and we know there will be a new Mario Kart and Smash Brothers, which I'll go on record as saying are absolutely the best in-person multiplayer games ever made. I do not own a Switch, haven't owned a Nintendo console since the GC, but man, your opinion is elitist and wrong.

Which, I guess, is standard PCMASTERRACE gibberish. "ANY PLATFORM I DON'T LIKE IS USED EXCLUSIVELY BY IDIOTS! REAL MEN ONLY GAME ONE WAY!"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2017, 09:54 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 09:20:
PHJF wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 07:38:
His is a religion of proselytization, which is the absolute worst kind. He thinks he's doing good by his deity trying to convert The Internet to his nonsensical view, probably so he can get more virgins after death. That's Christianity, right?
I thought it was a cross between mormons and scientologists, except with less celebrities, smattered with Jim Jones "Disciples of Christ" and a liberal sprinkling of Heavens Gate. And that's all I'll say on that matter.

He's a Jehovah's Witness, right? They're famous for two things:

1) Going door to door trying to ask if you've heard the good word, which I think they do less now that we have more guns (which you'd think pro-gun advocates would bring up far more often, as we all agree this is a good thing)

2) Having the absolute worst, most biased, most inaccurate translation of the Bible
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 6, 2017, 22:10 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 22:03:
The easiest thing to do cutter is simply not click on the link.

Aren't you one of our resident "Big Guvment gonna take r rightz!" guys? Shouldn't you be angrier at new TSA procedures than a tech blog over exaggerating about them?

That's right, like Cutter, you care most about what inconveniences you. You are right, though, that it's fun that this is the link Cutter finally clicks on
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 6, 2017, 22:08 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 21:48:
Fuck Boingboing and the assholes who live there. Jesus Christ, they'd all drop dead if they didn't have things to constantly piss and moan about. And it's all bullshit simply so they can piss and moan.

The day the TSA started letting its best-connected, wealthiest fliers buy their way out of the normal screening procedure, it was an iron-clad certainty that the way everyone else gets treated would get worse, and worse, and worse.

Gee, the rich get special privileges? Hrmm, let's see if that's true. Oh wait! It's not...as usual. You know what the pre-check fee is to avoid the hassle? $85...for 5 fucking years. Seventeen fucking freedom dollars per year, or .05 cents per day. Yeah, I can see where only people like Bill Gates could afford this! Blue, you really need to stop posting stories from that fucking rag.


Ok, that makes sense if you look at it per day. But does looking at it per day make sense?

Not really. The average American flies less than once per year. In other words, the average American flies twice during that time. A truly poor American probably only flies once (~20% of American adults have never flown.)

So now it's $85 for 1 or 2 flights. For a lot of people just visiting family, that's 10% to 20% more per flight. Keep in mind, too, in rural areas, a TSA Pre location may be over an hour away.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
15. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 6, 2017, 20:12 Beamer
 
Realmk wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 18:45:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 13:14:
BobBob wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 12:41:
They're just following in the footsteps of the cummander-in-chief. Blank

You spelt it rong.

Your side lost get over it. For all the whining over the last 8 years of how much Obozo the Clown was obstructed from saving the world, its quite telling to see the shoe on the other foot now drop as we watch both the left and many in the GOP obstruct the first president since Reagan who actually loves America, we get it, liberals hate America. Boo hoo deal with it, your dreams of the UN running the world have been postponed.

You don't have a single non-political post. I'm certain this isn't your first name here, and certain there are better places for your conspiracy theories and sad little quips like "Obozo."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2017, 15:57 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 15:51:
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 15:46:
kxmode has been here for 14 years. Only in the past 6 months has he become extremely prominent, in part by constantly arguing (albeit good-naturedly), with almost anything anyone posts. In the past 3 months, he's been posting almost exclusively about the Bible, while swearing he wouldn't post about the Bible.

What gives?

In general, are you finding that people are more openly preachy lately This might explain it.

Whoa, high res. How does one's hair go in so many different directions, with so many different layers?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2017, 15:46 Beamer
 
kxmode has been here for 14 years. Only in the past 6 months has he become extremely prominent, in part by constantly arguing (albeit good-naturedly), with almost anything anyone posts. In the past 3 months, he's been posting almost exclusively about the Bible, while swearing he wouldn't post about the Bible.

What gives?
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
12. Re: Game Reviews Mar 5, 2017, 16:03 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 21:33:
Oh, and as for this "review":

I never played Planescape: Torment (which came out in 1999), and had only vaguely heard of it recently when a Kickstarter campaign funded this thematic successor

I really donít know what to make of Torment: Tides of Numenera (T:ToN). It has more reading than a text adventure, more multiple choice questions than an SAT exam, has more baffling machinery and doodads lying around than Myst, and what feels like more meandering and backtracking than a Family Circus comic strip.

Yeah, maybe you could have spent five minutes learning what Planescape Torment was, so you wouldn't be so confused by a SUCCESSOR to that game? Imbecile.

Given that PT didn't sell all that well, I don't think you can count on most people interested in T:ToN to have played it, so the perspective of a reviewer that hasn't is a useful one.
 
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