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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
32. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 17:50 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:45:
It's always comical when the worst trolls on Blues are complaining about other people.

At the end of the day all those sites like Twitter are private property. Their house, their rules, period. That jackass doesn't like it then go out and build a competing service and see how that goes over. It's like the old expression in the bar business at closing, you don't have to go home, you just can't stay here.

Yup.

And Twitter may suffer for it. Twitter is suffering already, regardless. But losing Milo is likely not going to speed that up. If anything, it slows it down. Getting rid of the customer you, and your customers, do not like is usually beneficial, not detrimental.

Milo will get hurt more, because his entire living right now is basically predicated on his being able to raise people's ire. Without Twitter, that becomes very difficult. Twitter is one of the few places where you can preach to the masses, rather than the choir. Breitbart, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, etc.? All places solely for preaching to the choir.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
29. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 17:40 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:38:
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:31:
shihonage wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:26:
~snip~

This is an excessively long rant that no one will read, but your "Obama incites race warfare, how come he isn't banned!" is really, really bad logic.

I won't even touch whether Obama is inciting things or whether anger is rising over decades/centuries long institutionalized issues. Obama does not do this on Twitter. Twitter has a Terms of Service. Obama has not violated it. Milo did.

Repeatedly. He was a repeat offender. He had many chances to stop, but he did not, and they finally gave him the boot.

Quboid - this is what I meant when I said people keep giving this excuse. "There are murderers with Twitter accounts." Yes, but they aren't murdering people on Twitter.

Like hell it is, Obama is the biggest radical closet racist there is. Always blames Whitey first. "White folks greed runs a world in need". His wife? First time she was ever proud of her country is when Barak is elected? really? where were you educated? Some Communist 3rd world banana republic?

No.. Right here by Black supremacists, Radical leftists, and other wackos.

People need to pull their heads out of their asses.

"Radical" "Supremacists."

Want to go on about liberal college elite and the liberal media next? Hey, how about we move to faking the moon landing?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 17:39 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:33:
Why is SHE not banned? Why?

Because she doesn't have a lengthy history of this.


This isn't hard. You have two employees, one who always gives you reports with errors and one who never does. One day, they both do. You fire the guy who always does. He whines "why didn't you fire the other guy?"

You laugh in his face, right? Or do you say "oh, you're right, I should enforce the rules equally" and fire them both?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 20, 2016, 17:34 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:15:
I thought you were a fanboy yesterday when you referred to a "bias fiasco". I wonder why people keep on mistaking you for one. Granted, I've only bought Nvidia cards recently (although over 20 years, I could also name most manufacturers ever).

Assuming you're correct - I don't know and I don't understand that chart but what you say makes sense - does that matter? If only one of these implementations is supported by Nvidia cards, only one of these implementations is going to be used by game developers, no? A benchmark which isn't even trying to represent real world conditions is no use to me. Unless implementing more than one method is easy, I don't know.

I don't understand fanboys in this industry right now.

Objectively, NVIDIA makes the best cards over $250. Objectively, AMD has the best value under $200.

Objectively, Intel makes the best chips over $250. Objectively, AMD has the best value on the lower end.

Objectively, there will be exceptions to this. When there are, buy them. There's no "best card," there's "best card at this price," and that fluctuates near-daily at some price points.

Buy to your price range. Boom. Simple. The actual cards are mostly commoditized at this point.




Sincerely, a Canopus Pure 3D Fanboy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
25. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 17:31 Beamer
 
shihonage wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:26:
~snip~

This is an excessively long rant that no one will read, but your "Obama incites race warfare, how come he isn't banned!" is really, really bad logic.

I won't even touch whether Obama is inciting things or whether anger is rising over decades/centuries long institutionalized issues. Obama does not do this on Twitter. Twitter has a Terms of Service. Obama has not violated it. Milo did.

Repeatedly. He was a repeat offender. He had many chances to stop, but he did not, and they finally gave him the boot.

Quboid - this is what I meant when I said people keep giving this excuse. "There are murderers with Twitter accounts." Yes, but they aren't murdering people on Twitter.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 16:19 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 15:57:
He was agitating all of these socialist "just me" warriors that have infested university campuses, I applaud him for raising awareness in that area as well as the insanity that is fourth wave feminism and BLM.

Pretty dumb to get banned for attacking "ghostbusters" though.

Ok, most "Social Justice Warriors" tend to argue for people that aren't them. So I don't get your name. The man argued to be "SJWs" are usually straight white males, arguing against straight white males, so your name, which is kind of like CJs "MicroShat," doesn't work.

Unless you're one of those guys that think guys can't speak out for others other than "trying to get laid." Which seems common a common opinion for those that argue against "SJWs."

Meanwhile, most arguing against "SJWs" tend to be straight white males arguing for the status quo, which feels much more "just me!"
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 15:39 Beamer
 
Bumpy wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 15:18:
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 14:33:

Though I don't know why you'd want to. You can pretty much get anything you want from Amazon for the same price as a Blockbuster rental, only a wider selection than any Blockbuster ever had and no trip to and from.

Going to disagree on both counts. $3 rental is too high and with membership, Blockbuster was way cheaper, usually <$1.

Blockbuster had anything I wanted to see, usually instock. Currently, can't find 'Still Alice' or 'The Stoning of Sorya' to stream anywhere. (this assumes canistream.it is accurate)

I very much dislike the current state of movie rentals. Fragmented and poor selection.

< $1?

Here, in 2004, it was $4.99-$5.99 for a new release. And while they had 100 copies of every new Adam Sandler movie, getting weird horror was impossible.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 14:33 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 14:26:
Bumpy wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 13:12:
The current state of movie watching is horribly limited.

I really miss Blockbuster. <snif>

You can still get whatever you want on disk.

Though I don't know why you'd want to. You can pretty much get anything you want from Amazon for the same price as a Blockbuster rental, only a wider selection than any Blockbuster ever had and no trip to and from.

If you want to own, I get that. And streaming quality is lightyears behind BluRay (but lightyears ahead of DVD.) The convenience outweighs it for me, though. I hardly watch movies as-is, but if I had to plan ahead, and find a way to return in order to avoid a fine, it'd never happen. Sure, faces and details are hidden in darkness that would be decently defined were it Bluray, but I don't have anything that can play Bluray hooked up to my TV and I'm quite alright with the PS3 staying in the closet forever. Like Rock Hudson. Or your dad!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 14:02 Beamer
 
Seventyfive wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 13:20:
People post gas chamber pictures to Ben Shapiro when his kid is born and that's totally fine, but ban Milo because reasons. LOL.

I think people aren't mad that Milo is banned, people are mad because the ban hammer is used in a completely inconsistent manner.

He's been warned a few billion times. And he's banned. He violated warnings.

Can you name any big names, or accounts with multiple tweets and followers, who did that to Ben Shapiro? Ones that had been banned prior?

And are you outraged when Blue bans someone for a history of removed posts yet certain others here get removed posts near daily and remain?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 12:52 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 12:47:
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 11:36:
I feel like most of his defenders feel like Milo isn't being banned for one night's worth of tweets, but a pattern of them. He's been temp banned numerous times.

What do you mean? Why would his defenders think he was banned for being a repeat offender? Did you mean that his defenders don't realise this?

Yes, considering a common refrain seems to be "why wasn't she banned, too," I'd say they don't realize it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 11:46 Beamer
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 07:08:
Or they could just keep there whole library of titles on stock so people can watch whatever they want when ever, with out region locking. Which would give them my subscription for a long time.

But I naturally do not know what I want, Netflix does though... or at least claim too, and as long as they claim to know what I want I will keep my money instead.

Yeah, Netflix wants what you want and knows what you want. Notice that Netflix Originals don't rotate?

You're blaming the wrong people.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 11:36 Beamer
 
I feel like most of his defenders feel like Milo isn't being banned for one night's worth of tweets, but a pattern of them. He's been temp banned numerous times.

People keep pointing out other people involved, asking why they're not permanently banned. They didn't have the same pattern of behavior. They hadn't been warned multiple times.

But this was how Milo made his name. It'll be interesting to see what he does now. All his speaking engagements, bringing in a nice salary and leisurely lifestyle, were funded by those engagements. Now, he's lost his primary platform to create firestorms that raise his awareness. You can't do that on effectively on any other social media site, and Breitbart is trafficked by those who agree with him, not those that will find him horrific and amplify his message.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2016, 10:55 Beamer
 
I've been predominantly on Razer mice. Started with a Copperhead/Diamondback (not sure which), went to a Logitech MX1000 (which was heavy but I loved), at some point moved back to the Razer for no reason other than moving to a new place and not being able to find the MX1000 charger and just sticking with it due to inertia, and recently bought a Razer Mamba, which can be plugged or unplugged and is every color of the rainbow (incidentally, I hate my mice glowing.)

I actually don't use the Mamba. Bought it because my NYC apartment is small enough that I can run a 20ft HDMI from the PC to the TV, but I only do so when I want to game, and the Logitech wireless keyboard seems to lose connection every 5 seconds. Not sure why I don't replace the Copperhead with the Mamba, but... inertia...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2016, 18:05 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 17:28:
PS4 and not PC? Seriously? Fuck you R it that's the case.

PC and Xbox One, as well.

Also, Capcom, not R. This is Dead Rising, not RDR. I thought the original was ok. Fun in a short burst, but very quickly became annoying. You had to fail multiple times to start making it anywhere, meaning you redid some of the earlier parts a few billion times. The difficulty level got extreme, but mostly due to the terrible control.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2016, 16:15 Beamer
 
I just got served a banner ad for Pokemon Go Desktop Version. Same one in that reddit link, only here on Blues.

I'm guessing it takes you to some bad, bad places.
 
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News Comments > Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted
19. Re: Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted Jul 18, 2016, 15:12 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 15:10:
Luke wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 14:56:
Creston wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 14:47:
Do a good thing, get kicked in the balls for it. The state of the world in 2016. Yay.


The state of the world in 2016

Look out ya window and see pukemon hunters all over the place sad sad sad thats the state of the world 2016

What's bad about pokemon "hunters"? They're doing exercise and getting some vitamin D. The game is very simple, but that doesn't make it a bad thing.

"It's different and not to my tastes and therefore objectively bad!"

I mean, don't get me wrong, a lot of things that are different and not to our tastes are objectively bad, and the Pokemon craze is kind of hysterical given how little content is there and how little there is to do once you've captured something, but the exploratory aspects of capturing something is kind of funny, in a good way.
 
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News Comments > Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted
14. Re: Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted Jul 18, 2016, 14:42 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 13:51:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 13:33:
I'm not exactly clear what's happening here.

1. A thief steals a credit card number
2. The thief uses that credit card number to buy the game for themselves.
3. They actual CC owner initiates a chargeback for a fraudulent purpose and the thief gets to keep the key?

Do I have that right?
Basically yes, but, Valve is so supposed to do their due diligence by going in and revoking those keys that have been reported as stolen. This is almost entirely Valve not doing their jobs.

Is anyone really surprised about this? Valve barley does anything but collect money and could give a rats ass about supporting us customers.

Dude. Your Valve-hate has become all-consuming. Not only does Valve have nothing to do with this, there's no way they can stop this. The issue is not them.

Here's what happens:

1) Dev opens a storefront that offers CD keys
2) Thief uses fake CC to buy a CD Key
3) Dev says to Valve "I need a key," and Valve generates one
4) Dev gives key to thief
5) Thief puts key on a key resale site
6) Someone buys key on resale site
7) Resale site takes 30%, thief keeps 70%
8) 30+ days later, CC provider says "hey, that was a fraudulent purchase" and denies the funds to the dev
9a) If dev had kept track of who got what key, they can go to Valve and have that key turned off. Now the buyer from the grey market site loses access to the game he thought he bought
9b) If the dev didn't keep track of who got the key, they have no retaliation
10) Thief still has his 70%, Resale Site still has their 30%. The Dev has 0%, plus the cost of the transaction, and possibly gets hit with penalties from the CC provider


Valve has no way to change this unless they force the Dev to give them a credit card, or some unique identifier, for each key the dev requests. Devs often request bulk keys in advance, at least with some sites like this. There's no way Valve can be blamed here.

The resale sites? Yes. They can probably do something here. The Dev can, but only in policing and shutting down.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2016, 10:46 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 10:02:
I don't know many people who can even explain what the Xbox One S actually is, Microsoft did a wonderful job of confusing their consumer base with simultaneous announcements. Not to mention I couldn't imagine diving into the Xbox One with the idea that a better one will arrive in a year or two.

The S nomenclature is kind of well defined for Xbox. This is the third gen using it.

Just smaller.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Jul 18, 2016, 07:08 Beamer
 
Blackhawk wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 01:04:
Good thing using mythological entities as characters in games isn't some sort of trend.

Like Amaterasu in Okami, or Shiva in every Final Fantasy ever, or the Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian pantheons (all of which still have active worshipers) in a dozen games, sometimes as enemies (Titan Quest and God of War, I'm looking at you), or Bhaal and Tyr in Badldur's Gate, or Raijin in Mortal Kombat, or Jesus in Fist of Jesus. You get the idea.

Yeah, it is a good thing this isn't a well-established trend.

The point being, that these aren't myths to some. No one believes in the Greek, Roman, Norse, or Egyptian pantheons, but people do believe in the Hindu ones still.

This may not change your view, but certainly is a nuance you can understand, no?
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2016, 19:57 Beamer
 
dubfanatic wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 14:15:
LOL Blizzard goes way out of the way to make a "diverse" game and this is what they get for it. When will they ever learn, you can't ever appease liberals.

I find it funny that people on this board complain about being hard to please. That's a fairly neutral article saying "they should be applauded for doing well, but could still do better."

Considering this is a board where every single game is called "console crap," no matter how hard a dev tries to avoid that, it seems like stones in a glass house, no?
 
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