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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 18:38 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 17:45:
Hmm, I guess that gigapixel picture isn't from a source you can trust.

here you go, back to your safe space

Donald Trump inauguration crowds fail to fill National Mall

Sunny Nobody showed up at the inauguration, everyone hates Trump Sunny



Ok, you're fighting a strawman. NO ONE SAID "NOBODY SHOWED UP!"

People said it wasn't as well attended as Obama's. You're here, making things up, and desperately not responding to your team (and you seem to be treating this like it's sports, so that makes sense) saying "this was the largest gathering for an inauguration. Period."

No one said "nobody showed up," but the PRESS SECRETARY said "this was the largest ever." Why are you so desperately dancing around that?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 22, 2017, 17:06 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 17:00:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 16:51:
Right out of the gate the media is trying to paint a false narrative that he's completely unpopular, so unpopular that nobody showed up for his inauguration. It's the media that are acting childish in this case.

*cringe*

That is pathetic. Are you so gullible because you're not brave enough to accept that supporting Trump was huge a mistake?

I love that he's blaming the media and a "false narrative."

He's utterly ignoring that only Trump called it the biggest ever. The media never once said it wasn't attended, they said it was less attended than Obamas, which is factually true. Trump came out and said this was wrong, and was the biggest and most attended ever.

A true believer, though, can't question Donald, much like Kim Jong In can't be questioned. Instead, it's everyone else's fault that Donald Trump was forced to lie over something so insignificant.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
24. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 22, 2017, 15:25 Beamer
 
But the TVs that have HDr aren't more expensive because of hdr. They're the flagship TVs. They have significantly better specs, which hdr is part of but they're better regardless. They're also thinner and more elegantly designed.

It isn't like they're taking a model, adding hdr, raising the price and calling it a day. It's just new tech solely in the flagship models. Over the next two years it'll trickle down to regular models. These things always do. But they start in the top models while companies figure out manufacturing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 15:13 Beamer
 
Rats, I've been found!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 14:57 Beamer
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 14:52:
It's Sunday and loving President Trump causing pussy hurt in DC and on SNL last night Cheerleading Nahnah Headbang

You're a cheerleader here. Can you defend "alternate facts?" I haven't seen a single trump fanboy even address this, yet I feel your zeolitry is the type that you would. That, or you'll deflect, call someone a cuck or special snowflake, tell them to get over it, and somehow bring up Hillary while complaining everyone else does.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
21. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 22, 2017, 14:06 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 11:57:
Beamer wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 17:13:
HDR is more universally appealing, though. Do people know what it is now? No. But if you put them in front of two TVs, side by side, they can easily see the difference. Everyone can see the difference, and it requires no additional devices such as glasses. It, like HD, will seamlessly become part of everything, because it genuinely is that much better and requires no additional effort from content creators.

"Man, that TV sure is a lot more purdy than this one! Let's get that one!"
"It's four hundred dollars more expensive."
"Oh. Yeah... We'll take this cheap one."

As long as TV manufacturers keep trying to make 80000000% profit on whatever their new Gimmick Du Jour is, it'll just stay a gimmick.

HDTV was once significantly more expensive. Even 3D trickled down to virtually every tv at its height.

You're a tech guy. You know that it takes a bit. Intel's first quad-core processor was $1,000, but that tech made it downstream. BMW puts all its new tech in its six figure 7-series, but it eventually makes it down to the 1-series. NVIDIA puts its new tech in the $1,000 Titan, but eventually it hits $150 consumer parts.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
87. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 14:02 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 12:07:
Holy Shit. I don't know what's harder to believe. Kellyanne "Alternative Facts" Conway in charge of the ministry of misinformation, or that some simpletons actually believe this crap.
It's mind boggling.


Shhh! We can only state government-approved facts! Do you want to disappear to Guantanamo?

If the government is reading this, Donald Trump is our Glorious Leader. He was the first man off of the Mayflower, the Constitution was his idea, he invented both Electricity and American Football on the same day, his penis is bigger than anyone else's, and he's the odds on favorite to win the Superbowl.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
9. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 21, 2017, 17:13 Beamer
 
HDR is more universally appealing, though. Do people know what it is now? No. But if you put them in front of two TVs, side by side, they can easily see the difference. Everyone can see the difference, and it requires no additional devices such as glasses. It, like HD, will seamlessly become part of everything, because it genuinely is that much better and requires no additional effort from content creators.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
53. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2017, 16:30 Beamer
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 15:50:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 13:26:
ledhead1969 wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 13:20:
What's hilarious is that half of gamers voted for him, most likely. But, the group-think on Blue's is certainly strong. It's why you all lost. Keep it up.

Millennials went almost 2-1 for Clinton. Gen Y went for Clinton by 10 points. It as voter 45 and older that went for Trump in greater numbers than Clinton.

You must work for CNN or MSNBC with those useless stats to prove your fake-news polls. How about some reality:

http://bit.ly/1B1q1Ao

39% to 32%. Adjust for gender (52/50). Then, median age of a gamer is 36. Younger games are probably uneducated, so they would vote for Trump. Nice try, too bad mommy and daddy wasted all that money for you to get your gender studies degree and not something that gives you a clue. Keep it up buddy,it just helps on the reelection front.

http://bit.ly/1XaOkpH


I'm really not certain you understood what jdreyer said, which is funny, because you accuse him of being unintelligent and having a gender studies degree.

I also enjoy the "we're not deplorable!" argument from someone that accuses people who don't agree with him of having "gender studies degrees" and of having trust funds and then posts a picture calling people "pussies."

It's like you guys don't get when words accurately describe you.
 
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News Comments > Galaxy of Pen & Paper Announced
4. Re: Galaxy of Pen & Paper Announced Jan 19, 2017, 16:21 Beamer
 
wasteoid wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 15:47:
What the heck is "artisanal code?"

Is it just overpriced, like everything else artisinal?

Whoooooooooooooooooooooooosh
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 19, 2017, 11:16 Beamer
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 10:27:
who the hell is Nick Cave? Is that a Jonas brother?

And no one on the site cared about his opinion ever again.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 19, 2017, 11:14 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 01:01:
Show me one, just once credible source that your claim is true.

I mean, you'll either not read the articles or claim the NYT isn't credible, because you're like Trump when you demand your beliefs be reality, but:

Huge article

Or that time they claimed to have a Russian bombshell only to never release it after Russia threatened them. Shortly thereafter the Russian government gave him a talk show on Russia Today and nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize.

And, of course, there are the times WikiLeaks has scrubbed information damaging to Russia from their releases.

 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
43. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 19, 2017, 07:05 Beamer
 
ViRGE wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 05:09:
Beamer wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 00:09:
Yes, we all want it. There's a difference between wanting something and adamantly demanding it.
Demand is just a greater form of want, in this case. Valve is free to deny it, of course, but when they do so, then they're intentionally being jackass story authors.

Claiming you are owed something is far more than just wanting it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
41. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 19, 2017, 00:09 Beamer
 
ViRGE wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 23:45:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 20:35:
ViRGE wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 20:25:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 17:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 14:23:
Either we'll eventually get HL3 from Valve, or we'll never get it (by the way, the notion that they "owe" making that game to their customers is quite a silly one). It's pretty much as simple and clear-cut as that.
Quote from Black Mesa developer [BMS] Chicken Chonnage
Duh Derrp
Sadly I must agree with Parker. They broke up the story into parts and then ended it on a cliffhanger, telling everyone that it would be a 3 part story. If they had just stopped after HL2 with an open ending, that would be one thing. But there is no ending to Ep2; it just stops, to be continued in Episode 3.

Obviously we can't force Valve to do anything. But you're a jackass of an author if you sell your customers the first part of the story and then decide, on your own volition, that you don't want to work on the rest. (Just imagine of Lucas decided to stop after Empire Stikes Back, or Abrams stops after Episode 8...)
Valve owes nobody nothing, to think otherwise is unrealistic.

EXAMPLE
My favorite restaurant makes the best Denver Omelette in the known underverse. If they were to take it off the menu, or quit serving breakfast all together they would still not owe me an omelette.

I have never understood the entitled gamer argument.
You're comparing, well, eggs and media. One you instantly consume, and you either have all of it or you don't. A narrative has multiple parts, is consumed sequentially, and takes time to do so.

The problem isn't that we want Valve to make Ricochet 2, where the original Ricochet was a complete product. The problem is that we want Valve to finish the incomplete product they sold us in the first place.

Yes, we all want it. There's a difference between wanting something and adamantly demanding it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 18, 2017, 19:47 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 17:55:
Do not EVER buy Philips Anything. TV, toaster, microwave, TV, electric shaver, whatthefuckever. Only exception is lightbulbs, they're good with those. Every other Philips thing WILL break.

Philips has a fantastic R&D department. They have invented tons of fucking amazing things. Their ability to actually build something is substantially worse.


Most of what you mentioned Phillips doesn't actually make. They've licensed their name out for most of those products in the US. TVs included. It's why Ambilight never made it here - Philips only sells TVs in Europe... and that may even be outdated now. But, in the US, they're rebranded Funai... along with Emerson, Sylvania, etc. Basically, the crap you find at Walmart.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
30. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2017, 17:55 Beamer
 
What deaths did Manning cause?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 18, 2017, 17:54 Beamer
 
MattyC wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 16:12:
Beamer wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 14:32:
Ok, when people here say they dislike Windows 10, do you say they're "off" because they used to use MS-DOS?

First I would say you seem to be taking this very personally, but if Microsoft started making MS-DOS branded PCs in a time machine and shipped them back in the past and had much of anything to do with the origins of MS-DOS then... I guess so? Microsoft and Apple / NeXT are not really anything alike in what they made/make so you are reaching pretty far here.

Beamer wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 14:32:
the only thing in common is the logo...

The logos are nothing alike. What are you even talking about? Inquisitive Beamer put down the pipe and get some sleep buddy...

I'm not taking it personally, but what you're arguing in nonsensical. Carmack dislikes Macs today. To claim he's wrong/weird/odd/whatever, you're saying he liked a predecessor to MacOS 25 years ago.

I just don't see how you can make that leap.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
26. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2017, 14:35 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 13:17:
Beamer wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 12:59:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 11:03:
Beamer wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 10:27:
Bard wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 10:06:
NetHead wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 07:05:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 22:03:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 20:48:
THANK YOU OBAMA!!! Edward Snowden should have been on that list.

President Obama will be known as one of the greatest Presidents in the history of the United States and drumpf will be nothing but an ugly forgotten footnote.

Snowden fled to Russia.


Sigh...


Isn't it amazing how misinformed a lot of people are.

Instead of 'The US revoked his passport while he was in transit to Ecuador, leaving him stuck in Russia' becomes 'He fled to Russia'.

But to be fair, with the mainstream media's purpose apparently being misinforming people - it shouldn't be surprising. Right?

Did he take refuge? Yes. Was his final destination Russia? Not originally, but yes, it was. Very accurately, he fled to Russia. He fled. He ended up in Russia. That is, by definition, fleeing to Russia. Who is harboring him. He is unwilling to come home and face trial, whereas Manning did face trial, and that's the huge difference between the two.

I also enjoy that:

1) I said I like Snowden

2) I said I would like the charges dropped

3) You guys keep ignoring that Obama legally can't pardon someone that hasn't been convicted federally
No matter how you want to spin it, It's clearly you who is not "getting" this, Russia was never Snowden's destination. He got stranded there almost persona not grata when his passport was revoked.

Ford pardoned Nixon, Obama can pardon Snowden (and should have). jdreyer already spelled it out, this ain't rocket surgery http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/will-obama-pardon-edward-snowden-233658

He didn't, and you didn't.

First off, it hardly matters where Snowden was traveling. Or where he ended up. You guys are hyperfocusing on that. What matters is that he ran. Manning didn't. I don't know how many of you have kids, but if your kid did something bad and owned up to it, wouldn't you punish him differently than if he ran? In the legal system, this happens all the time. In humanity, this happens all the time. It's easier to forgive those who admit they did something that may be in need of forgiving.

Second off, you're right. You need to be convicted to ask for a pardon, but not receive it. I was incorrect there.

In that case, my argument remains only to those (none of whom are here) who claim that there was some kind of ulterior motive for pardoning Manning, not Snowden. In reality, I think it just comes down to Manning actually taking responsibility and Snowden not.
Snowden quote about why he is in Russia
"The reality is I never intended to end up in Russia," he said. "I had a flight booked to Cuba onwards to Latin America and I was stopped because the United States government decided to revoke my passport and trap me in Moscow airport.

"So when people ask why are you in Russia, I say, 'Please ask the State Department,' he added.
Where it looks like he will be for many more years.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/world/europe/edward-snowden-asylum-russia.html

Regardless, President Obama should have pardoned him.

Russia doesn't matter. What matters is he ran.

And yes, he should be pardoned, but acting like his situation and Manning's is identical, which many, many people are doing, is insane.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 18, 2017, 14:32 Beamer
 
MattyC wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 14:04:
Beamer wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 10:29:
MattyC wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 09:39:
The Carmack quote is cute, but it seems off from someone who went out and snagged a NeXT rig for himself to work on Doom. Unless he just really dislikes the logo, Sculley, and/or Cook.

Then again, while I get the direction he took, the where he went to pursue it has always seemed strange to me.

NeXt != Mac.

Yes, if you want to be pedantic, but anyone familiar with the history of both companies would know what I was getting at. NeXT did merge into Apple.

Yes, 20 years ago.

To say that he is "off" or "doesn't really like the logo" because he used a product 20 years ago that has today completely changed to become Mac...
Ok, when people here say they dislike Windows 10, do you say they're "off" because they used to use MS-DOS?


edit - wait, you think it's due to the company, which is weird, the only thing NeXt and a modern Mac have in common is the company/logo, which... is odd. You're claiming he only dislikes it due to the logo, but the only thing in common is the logo...
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
24. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2017, 12:59 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 11:03:
Beamer wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 10:27:
Bard wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 10:06:
NetHead wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 07:05:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 22:03:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 20:48:
THANK YOU OBAMA!!! Edward Snowden should have been on that list.

President Obama will be known as one of the greatest Presidents in the history of the United States and drumpf will be nothing but an ugly forgotten footnote.

Snowden fled to Russia.


Sigh...


Isn't it amazing how misinformed a lot of people are.

Instead of 'The US revoked his passport while he was in transit to Ecuador, leaving him stuck in Russia' becomes 'He fled to Russia'.

But to be fair, with the mainstream media's purpose apparently being misinforming people - it shouldn't be surprising. Right?

Did he take refuge? Yes. Was his final destination Russia? Not originally, but yes, it was. Very accurately, he fled to Russia. He fled. He ended up in Russia. That is, by definition, fleeing to Russia. Who is harboring him. He is unwilling to come home and face trial, whereas Manning did face trial, and that's the huge difference between the two.

I also enjoy that:

1) I said I like Snowden

2) I said I would like the charges dropped

3) You guys keep ignoring that Obama legally can't pardon someone that hasn't been convicted federally
No matter how you want to spin it, It's clearly you who is not "getting" this, Russia was never Snowden's destination. He got stranded there almost persona not grata when his passport was revoked.

Ford pardoned Nixon, Obama can pardon Snowden (and should have). jdreyer already spelled it out, this ain't rocket surgery http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/will-obama-pardon-edward-snowden-233658

He didn't, and you didn't.

First off, it hardly matters where Snowden was traveling. Or where he ended up. You guys are hyperfocusing on that. What matters is that he ran. Manning didn't. I don't know how many of you have kids, but if your kid did something bad and owned up to it, wouldn't you punish him differently than if he ran? In the legal system, this happens all the time. In humanity, this happens all the time. It's easier to forgive those who admit they did something that may be in need of forgiving.

Second off, you're right. You need to be convicted to ask for a pardon, but not receive it. I was incorrect there.

In that case, my argument remains only to those (none of whom are here) who claim that there was some kind of ulterior motive for pardoning Manning, not Snowden. In reality, I think it just comes down to Manning actually taking responsibility and Snowden not.
 
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