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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2017, 18:21 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 13:20:
Oh, I know they are not going to do it. You are absolutely correct, it is totally driven by the money it generates. That however does not change the fact it would be wise for them to do it.

Oh. Yeah, then I totally agree. A 40 game season would be so much better.

The NFL stands out for two big reasons, and while I won't say they're the only reason people love it, I'd say it's two huge ones:

1) 16 games. Every single game counts. Teams have winning records and miss the playoffs (controversly, teams also have losing records and make them.) In the NHL, each individual game has little meaning until the last month or so (and, of course, few teams have losing records and nearly everyone makes the playoffs.)

2) Plays. Plays make the game digestible. Things happen in little bursts, which can then be viewed from 10 different angles before happening again. It gives people time to breath and makes for better TV. In the NHL the clock sometimes runs for 10 minutes without a stoppage. Did something cool happen in those 10 minutes? You'll forget about it. Yeah, it's awesome getting like 15 cool things in a row, but it moves so quickly you don't have time to think about it. Or, if watching with a group of people, talk.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2017, 12:51 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 12:30:
It would be wise for both the NBA and MLB to seriously consider shortening their respective regular seasons. I think the NFL is probably fine at 16 games over 17 weeks. The NHL? *meh*

On one hand, yeah, 82 games is nuts, though less nuts than MLB.
On the other hand, try telling owners that they'll have fewer games to sell seats at. Try telling cable they'll have fewer games to sell ads during.

It's very, very hard to convince anyone they'll make more money by offering less product. Especially on the seats sold front, and especially to teams mostly selling out each game already.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 12, 2017, 12:08 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 06:52:
Redmask wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 06:03:
Why should they stop trying exactly? How would that be better for you and I having less competition and innovation in the market?

Nintendo would first have to compete with the other two and actually innovate for that statement to be true.

I mean, it may not be innovations you want, or particularly marketable ones, but I find it really difficult to see any argument that Sony or Microsoft have innovated more than Nintendo. Or even close to as much as Nintendo.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support
46. Re: Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support Jan 12, 2017, 12:06 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 10:25:
Holy fucking shit. Glad I turned off updates for my work laptop and I don't use Windows 10 at home. I NEED my three monitors at work, seriously.

Soooo many annoying problems with 10. Why the fuck did we ever switch from 7 Enterprise?

Unless you're playing one of the impacted games at work, you'd have no issues.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Jan 12, 2017, 10:27 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 21:49:

My SSD didn't fit under the mobo. Have you had a problem with that? Either my OCZ SSD is a millimetre too wide or the slots are too narrow. I'm not going to run out of drive slots but that's an odd one.

You mean behind the mobo, right? Open the other panel and there are two SSD holders?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2017, 10:25 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 22:12:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 12:42:
Mr Plinkett is right, but I still liked the movie.

Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 12:21:
It's going to be a very long four years...
And as for the next 4 years, we are so fucked.

As U.S. Citizens with a 5 year old for a President or the next 4 years of endless, potentially 'peak' Star Wars films?

At least people are awake, after perhaps now? just coming to realize the U.S. is an Empire. It's just what chaotic decline looks like after 200 years. All of that is just History to me while watching it like a spectator sport, while rooting for neither Red or Blue and rejecting both - I'll just kick back with friends/family and make due (more important)(and half-rant about the next Star Wars film).

Yup, only you've been awake till now...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
12. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jan 8, 2017, 10:19 Beamer
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 8, 2017, 02:43:
SirKnight wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 23:48:
Dacote wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 12:23:
Edge is a flop, chrome is a hog, hopefully firefox will improve.

You mean Firefox is a hog. I've never seen a browser take up so much memory as Firefox and run so poorly. Then when one tab or window does something bad, every other window and tab goes down with it.

With Chrome I am using significantly less memory and it's SOOOO much more stable, NEVER crashes on me. Firefox would crash (and corrupt my bookmarks) constantly. This is all with minimal to no addons enabled too!

What helps Chrome even more is to use a plugin like The Great Suspender. Firefox is pretty much dead to me at this point.

Thank you for using Chrome! And thanks for all the data, too!
Yours truly, Google

EDIT: Sorry! I know that only Microsoft is the devil and neither Google nor Apple would spy on people. My bad!

As if Google can't get that data, anyway.

I used to think like you, but at work, we had a choice of IE7 or Chrome. I used IE7 for all things Google, and Chrome for everything else.

Didn't matter. The other day my mother emailed me a link to a coat at Nordstrom. I opened it on my phone. Before I even put the phone down I had an ad on my work desktop with that same coat. Even though Chrome never had an opportunity to know what that Google account was, Google was still able to link my work browser session to my phone.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Free Content
11. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Free Content Jan 7, 2017, 00:53 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 22:51:
Sad day when free DLC content gets a headline. Remember when that stuff was free by default.

No, I remember having to go down to CompUSA to buy the latest Quake expansion pack for $29.99.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
20. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 6, 2017, 06:39 Beamer
 
Quoting a poll isn't fake news.

It's like some people literally want to be wrong, because it's easier for them to feel superior about that. Remember when sites posted stories about how Ivanka Trump said she would want her dad in jail were he not her father? When she never said that? That is fake news.

Also, lame stream media? Thanks, Luke. That's an original one that certainly doesn't reflect upon the intelligence of people using it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
18. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 5, 2017, 23:47 Beamer
 
Do people pretending fake news doesn't exist not use Facebook? Or are you just willfully ignorant of what is meant when the term is used?  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
14. Re: Hardware Reviews Jan 5, 2017, 15:59 Beamer
 
I'm with everyone saying they'll believe it when they see it. As it stands, I've only had one AMD CPU, back in maybe 2001? Not 100% certain, but maybe an Athlon X2?

Would love to have the option for another, but it just hasn't been there. And I'd gotten excited for their new tech at least twice in the past, only two be disappointed.

I think I had 2 ATI/AMD GPUs, not sure. I seem to pay less attention there, but even then, think I've been maybe 3 NVIDIA and 2 ATI. Actually, definitely 2 ATI. I had the 9800 Pro everyone in the world had, and an xtsomethingsomethingxppe.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 5, 2017, 15:20 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 15:11:
Ooooh goodie! Unsourced anonymous Zerohedge articles are the best source of information. Rolleyes

You realize that population density is a thing right? No, of course you don't... because you just linked this retarded article about how "Trumps America" is where no one lives. Good show.


Dude, an area in Montana with 1 family per 25 square miles is more important than Manhattan.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
17. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 11:25 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:22:
Beamer wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:12:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:04:
Beamer wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:02:
If you have a gaming PC available, this isn't for you. If you don't, then it may be.
Isn't this what OnLive was trying to do, except you know, you didn't have to own the games you wanted to play. Now that made more sense to me than what Nvidia is trying to do here. Even to try games out sort of like a rental it was great.

If someone doesn't have a gaming PC already, why would they own games?

Think of it this way - you've been playing a ton of The Witcher on Steam, but you have to travel for work. You'll be spending a week in a hotel room.

Here's a way to keep playing The Witcher on your crappy laptop.

I doubt the Witcher would work that well, the timing for the moves and actions in combat was critical, but if they managed to pull it off KUDOS. Somehow I think it all depends on what kind of internet connection you would have. Most hotels I've been to charge extra for internet in your room anyway and its never been that great.

The hotels I've stayed in have had 2 or 3 tiers of internet, with some promising an actual real, fast connection.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
12. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 11:12 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:04:
Beamer wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:02:
If you have a gaming PC available, this isn't for you. If you don't, then it may be.
Isn't this what OnLive was trying to do, except you know, you didn't have to own the games you wanted to play. Now that made more sense to me than what Nvidia is trying to do here. Even to try games out sort of like a rental it was great.

If someone doesn't have a gaming PC already, why would they own games?

Think of it this way - you've been playing a ton of The Witcher on Steam, but you have to travel for work. You'll be spending a week in a hotel room.

Here's a way to keep playing The Witcher on your crappy laptop.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
5. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 11:02 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 10:52:
I am a bit confused about what this service is offering.
I can play my own games via the cloud? Why would I want to do that, instead of playing them on my own computer?

Nevermind, re read it and I get it now. So pay a monthly fee to play my games on a high end PC via the cloud Rolleyes as opposed to upgrade my own pc.
I don't see why would anyone pay for something like this.

If you have a gaming PC available, this isn't for you. If you don't, then it may be.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 5, 2017, 10:57 Beamer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 10:45:
$40 to have a channel guide? Are you kidding? My TV does this automatically with my $20 antenna. This just seems like a dumbed down version to appeal to idiot millennials.

I love how everything goes back to "derp, people younger than me are dumb so I'll blame them!"

In reality, those people are likely infinitely more savvy with these things than you are. Personally, that dongle would be critical for my parents, who really struggle with not having all their content on one input. They're not millenials, they're boomers, and boomers tend to be hysterically bad with modern tech.

You have a smart TV. Great. Lots of people don't, or hate how slow/poor the interface is. Or they just want the convenience of having one guide show them everything (something often cited as a benefit of cable) rather than having to decide which service to use then seeing what's on the service, rather than seeing what they want to watch then picking the service accordingly.

But sure, it's the millenials fault. It's always their fault. You had to walk uphill bothways in the snow, so dammit, they'd better get off your lawn. Nothing cliche about this.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 5, 2017, 09:47 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 09:28:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 00:32:
Valve's Linux support 'lit a fire' under Microsoft execs, says ex-Valve engineer.

Hmm, I haven't really noticed any extra commitment on MS's part, but I definitely appreciate that SO many games come out these days with Linux support built in.

Microsoft has started porting their console exclusives to the PC and has redoubled efforts to unfuck the Windows Store. Spencer constantly mentions the PC platform now, its getting a lot of attention. What else were you looking for?

Also Game Mode, which people mock, but it sounds as if it will be something that disables or deprioritizes background tasks. That's a wonderful thing. So many here get furious at consoles which, while significantly weaker than PCs, often have better or comparable graphics. Because PCs are doing so much more at the same time. An easy way to shut that down and focus more power to PCs sounds like a good thing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
39. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 5, 2017, 09:44 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 07:46:
Rilcon wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 17:19:
1. Why do people now trust the likes of the CIA or NSA?

2. Who even cares who "hacked" (very strong word for falling for a phishing attack...) the emails? It wasn't the russians writing those things, and the writers aren't disputing their veracity. If someone hacked your SO's phone and only showed you proof they were fooling with somone else, who would you be mad at?

Finally some common sense in the thread, without resorting to conjecture or blaming the "other" party. Seriously, Trump may turn out to be the worst president in the history of the United States, but organizations like the CIA airing their OWN DIRTY LAUNDRY in public should be raising some eyebrows, they have their own fucking agenda, which is why this information is public. A real intelligence agency that actually cares about its nation's security would never make something as sensitive as this public.


My basic views:

1) There was absolutely nothing scandalous in the DNC hacks. It feels like everything that came out was either common sense or completely made up in the minds of morons (see: pizzagate)

2) The GOP was almost definitely also hacked

3) The concern becomes that the party decided to release the hack from only one side, which caused churn, because somehow people felt the DNC hacks were a scandal even though the emails basically revealed what many of us already assumed was going on

4) The whole Russia thing is annoying primarily because we've had multiple sources say "we're confident Russia did it" and other people go "NANANANANANANA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!" with absolutely no evidence against it. The best evidence is consistently someone politically connected to Russia going "of course they didn't do it!" This doesn't I think Russia deserves retaliation or war, or even that I'm convinced they did it, but it's so weird to see the CIA, the NSA, and security experts outside the government go "this was Russia" and people respond "well, Julian Assange has never lied to us, and I don't know how he would know with complete confidence but I trust him endlessly!"
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
33. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 4, 2017, 20:27 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 20:10:
Beamer wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 19:32:
Rilcon wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 19:11:
Can you source to where wikileaks made those claims? I believe there's a difference between them publishing an email as-is and a third party like Alex Jones taking it well out of context and warping it into absurdity.

Twitter
OMFG ROFLCOPTR

Still their official communication
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
31. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 4, 2017, 19:32 Beamer
 
Rilcon wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 19:11:
Can you source to where wikileaks made those claims? I believe there's a difference between them publishing an email as-is and a third party like Alex Jones taking it well out of context and warping it into absurdity.

Twitter
 
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