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News Comments > Need for Speed Payback System Specs
2. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2017, 11:14 Beamer
deqer wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 11:07:
Can an engineer explain to me why it's taking humans so fucking long to create bigger hard drives?

Why is there not a 10TB SSD yet?

I mean, after the dogs and the frogs did it, you'd think we could, but...
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 20, 2017, 09:59 Beamer
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 09:26:
Orogogus wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 08:35:

I don't see anything in there where he put it in the public domain. Part of copyright is that you can give permission for other people to use it. That doesn't mean you give it up. It seems to me that he gave permission for people on 4chan to use his design, for posting on 4chan.

2. Again, he hasn't abandoned his copyright. He never said he gave up all his rights to his creation or ceded it into the public domain, which is what it would take. With the most generous reading in the world, you can willfully ignore the context of 4chan in the profit question and read that he gave permission for anyone to profit off his work, but that still doesn't cancel out his rights of ownership.

3. It seems like he does have an abandoned trademark (link) but you can see that it's for the actual name, "Pepe the Frog" (hence the description of the typeset). That generally would have protected against Disney or the like making a character called "Pepe the Frog" and doesn't relate to the artwork.

"People of 4chan" is the internet. Think on it this way, 4chan is one of the heaviest trafficked sites in the world. 4chan considers as part of their manifesto to be "a website anyone can use." By granting 4chan use, he's effectively given the internet and everyone the right to use it. Since there's no way to define "who" uses 4chan except anyone with an internet connection that leaves it open to anybody.

He did actually abandon his copyright. See the existing case of pillsbury vs milkyway if you need an in-depth example of how an entity who doesn't defend their copyright and it "gains a life of it's own" can't retroactively try to claim copyright on it.

1) Good thing you're not an attorney, as you changed a key word. He said people ON 4chan, you changed it to people OF 4chan. That's a massively different thing, as one limits use to a site, and one allows anyone from that site to use it anywhere.

2) Pillsbury v Milkyway is from 1981. The law changed in 2006. The precedent may still exist, but it also may not, and saying something is clearly true because if it is clearly false.

I'm not weighing in on either side here, but your argument has extremely glaring holes in both of your key points.

I'm also not surprised that you're coming out in favor of white supremacists. You'll claim this is free speech and yadda yadda yadda, but it's yet another time you adamantly claim the white supremacists did nothing wrong. It's just odd how, whenever Richard Spencer is on one side of an argument, you seem to be there with him...
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 20, 2017, 09:26 Beamer
Verno wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 09:05:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 21:13:
The good news is Google followed suit with the new Pixel pricing.

Yeah I'm not a fan of the Pixel, its poor value for the money. The battery life is middling, performance is middling and I'm so tired of hearing about "responsiveness" from its zealots. OMG ITS LIKE BUTTER SWITCHING APPS. Guess what, my 5x takes an extra 0.0001ms to switch an app, whoop de doo. I still have not found a phone that gives bang for the buck like the 5x or Nexus 6P. It's a shame both of those phones suffered from some long term defects. Pixel would be a solid phone...if it was $400-500. It's got a great camera for sure.

The camera would be so much better with OSS, too. The app is now available, side-loaded, for the S8. I've got it on mine. When I remember to use it, it absolutely takes better photos in certain situations, but I don't think it has all the special sauce. I've never even seen a Pixel in person, but the image comparisons I've seen online are drool-worthy for someone like me (low light photo quality is one of the things I care about most in a phone.)
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 20, 2017, 08:30 Beamer
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 02:19:
Crazy that modern politics is so fucking partisan that literally any damn thing that people are against can be attributed in their mind to the opposing political party. Fucking looney-tunes.
It's the liberals that made it this way!!!!!!!!!`!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2017, 08:28 Beamer
Kxmode wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 23:06:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 11:45:
Logic escapes some.
It wasn't just someone, but in his own words, stupid humans.
Oh the irony.

As for having the most * REMOVED * comments, that's laughable. I count less than 15 out of 4200 comments, half of those being my overzealous responses to his cult-like religious zealotry.

And I have zero for such things, which, once again, demonstrates my ability to discuss "taboo" topics without bringing the ire of Blue or the mods. Typically people with a firm knowledge of the subject they speak about usually don't get 15 of their comments removed. Just saying.

You sure you don't have any?

I'm guessing someone told you that you didn't have any, so you saw no need for proof. The rest of us, meanwhile, can click on your name, then type "removed" in the search bar, and see that you have 11 of them.

"Zero," eleven, same thing, eh?
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 19, 2017, 22:20 Beamer
Cutter wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 21:21:
Sure youíre saving money....until you have a stroke or a heart attack from the morbid obesity, sugar, and salt, youíve been consuming. Then the medical industry takes all you have and then some. So, no more is not always better.

Some people have others willing to be around them long enough to share a pizza. Usually, it involves being able to see other points of view and not always acting like you're right and they're stupid even when you're clearly wrong.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 19, 2017, 18:14 Beamer
The cut out could have been done well. Very well. But, from what I hear, it isn't. It could have been done so it was only blocking the notification bar, with any apps or video running beneath it.

My S8, due to the weird aspect ratio, does this. Most things made for a normal cellphone either have bars, or the option to expand (and cut off some of the sides.) For the most part, I don't even notice this - nearly all my time is in apps that work great, like my browser or Instagram or my Facebook wrapper of choice (Simple.) For a few things, mostly video, I have bars. No big deal. I have bars on my TV and monitor for a ton of video, too, since movies are rarely the same aspect ratio as my TV, and since my monitor is 16:10 instead of 16:9.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 19, 2017, 16:15 Beamer
WaltC wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 15:56:
Dacote wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 11:18:
So the creator of Pepe the Frog is defending his copyright against conservative racist trolls. Furie has hired intellectual property lawyers to defend his creation against misuse by racists, and he is winning.
Way to go dude, keep up the good fight.

That's especially amusing as it was liberal legacy news casters--re: ABC's Stephanopoulos AKA "Staphinfection", etc.--who first branded "Pepe the Frog" as a racist character and swore to bring Pepe down...;) Utter hogwash, of course. More fake news brought to us in living color by lunatic (D)s...! But the (D) party is certainly racist, if nothing else, and that's not fake news in the slightest. The only racists Pepe has to worry about are (D)'s who aren't shy about calling *anything* "a racist meme"...anything at all. (D)s love to define individuals according to their skin color--and it doesn't get anymore racist than that.

Do you think putting the parenthesis around D is correct, or do you think it makes you look smart?

It works kind of as well as putting Tara Reid in glasses in Alone in the Dark.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 19, 2017, 16:14 Beamer
WaltC wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 16:00:
Internet of Things: welcome to the dumbing down of America, courtesy of Apple and the (D) party. It doesn't get any dumber than that. Ugh. Thank God I'm too old to be duped by either...;) Jobs and Obama had a lot in common as they are both snake-oil salesmen preying on the dumb and the inexperienced.

You're an amazing specimen. I'd love to know how much money one needs to spend in Alex Jones certified "vitamins" to get the vast insights you have.

Either those vitamins, or tons of LSD, eh?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2017, 11:27 Beamer
Kxmode wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 10:11:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 07:31:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 23:09:
* sigh *
stupid humans Ucrazy

It is so much easier to ridicule than it is to contribute to the discussion. Of course adding something meaningful requires knowledge of the topic. You appear to lack this in spades on a wide variety of subjects.

P.S. Blue could correct me on this, but I believe you hold the record for most deleted comments on this site. You can gauge this record in any way you wish, but it tells us a lot about your repository of knowledge.

Cutter has far more.

But, sorry, it's impossible to debate with a guy who believes something with zero proof because someone tells him someone tells him someone told them.
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: Firewatch dev Sep 19, 2017, 11:26 Beamer
What he did was dumb.

Review bombing is also dumb. Probably a bit less dumb, but c'mon.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2017, 23:34 Beamer
Creston wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 22:34:
Beamer wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 12:04:
I loved Stranger Things, and found it entertaining, but not necessarily "great," if that makes sense.

You are a bad person, and you should feel bad!

I mean, the movies I enjoyed most in 2014 were Kingsman and Edge of Tomorrow, but both were flawed popcorn movies. I can't say either deserved a Best Picture nominee over any of what actually got nominated.

Same with Stranger Things. It was flawed pulp. Very entertaining, but not what I think of as a big award winner, just a huge, well made people pleaser.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2017, 23:32 Beamer
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 23:09:
* sigh *

You knew it was coming.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2017, 22:30 Beamer
Kxmode wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 21:55:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 20:06:
Dead Sea Scrolls, Greek Septuagint, Hebrew manuscripts, Aleppo Codex
All written by stupid humans. sigh

You are correct. "Stupid humans," wrote the bible, but they did not author it. Jehovah God did. The Bible has no equal in all human history. God inspired the original scriptures, but they were physically written by 40 secretaries or scribes (the "stupid people") over the course of 1,610 years.

The Bible, itself, had scholars and skilled copyists like Ezra who wrote the books of Ezra and both Chronicles (Side note: the original scrolls chronicling the lineage of kings -- also called "The Book of The Kings" during those days -- had been lost or destroyed during Babylon's destruction of Jerusalem in 607 BCE.)

Many of these "stupid" scribes acknowledged God to be the author.

MOSES - (Exodus 24:4) "Moses wrote down all the words of Jehovah."
SAMUEL - (2 Samuel 23:2) The spirit of Jehovah spoke through me; His word was on my tongue.
PAUL - (2 Timothy 3:16) All Scripture is inspired of God
PETER - (2 Peter 1:21) For prophecy was at no time brought by manís will, but men spoke from God as they were moved by holy spirit.
DANIEL - (Daniel 7:1) "Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head as he lay on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream; he recorded a complete account of the matters."

Humans are at liberty and their stupid biases to translate the scriptures incorrectly, but no matter how they do it the core scriptures remain intact. The reason? "the word of our God endures forever." (Isaiah 40:8) Jehovah has taken it upon himself to preserve the Biblical canon throughout human history despite repeated attempts to rid humanity of it (e.g., Dark Ages).

The point of my reply is this: the translations that remain as close as possible to the source also remain the most accurate translations of God's Words.

I mean, Jehovah told me to write this, but I think you're not going to take my word for it...
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 18, 2017, 16:54 Beamer
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 13:36:
Dammit, if you can't trust CCleaner, who can you trust?

Me. Send me your SSN, mother's maiden name, 10 year address history, and all your CC numbers and I will keep your computer virus free!
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News Comments > Two Steam Concurrent User Records Broken
12. Re: Two Steam Concurrent User Records Broken Sep 18, 2017, 12:09 Beamer
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 04:43:
loomy wrote on Sep 17, 2017, 23:59:
I definitely think pubg is a chia pet. I didn't understand pokemon or the nintendo wii motion controls either, so there are a lot of stupid things I don't get. in this case it's running around searching houses

Chia pet implies it will be gone in a few months. And Cutter is undermining his own argument by using the phrase "flavor of the moment" then bringing up Minecraft which is still going strong six years on despite countless higher fidelity imitators. If anything has had staying power since 2010, it has been Minecraft. Hell, it even has it's own Telltale series.

I think PUBG has a really good chance of sticking around for a while, just like CS. There are a lot of similarities: short rounds, permadeath to give it stakes, skill based, collectibles, an end game, etc.

C'mon, Minecraft is just a flavor of the month, like Star Wars, jeans, cellphones, and Spider-Man. Sooner or later everyone forgets and moves on.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2017, 12:04 Beamer
Loose Cannon wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 11:53:
Cutter wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 11:11:
Well of course they couldn't beat lefist feminist agenda show, The Handmaid's Tale. God forbid a show ever win on its own merits instead of current politics. This is why all these awards shows are utterly useless.

Perhaps you didn't know that the Handmaid's Tale is based on a book by the same name, published in 1985. Would you consider 1985 "current politics" for the "leftist feminist agenda"? Have you watched the show in order to judge it by its own merits?

I've watched a few episodes of Handmaid's Tale, all of Stranger Things, and all of Westworld. For me, hand's down, Stranger Things was the best of those.

Of course he hasn't watched it, and he'd hate it, anyway, as it deals with a POV that isn't exactly his own.

I loved Stranger Things, and found it entertaining, but not necessarily "great," if that makes sense. Westworld more prestige and better made, but less fun. Since that's what's being mentioned here - I didn't watch and don't feel like googling what was nominated.
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
11. Re: etc. Sep 18, 2017, 12:02 Beamer
Verno wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 11:56:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2017, 05:00:

1. Our election may have been tilted toward one candidate by our arch enemy, and we should just drop it?

This is a pipe dream. Hillary lost because she ran a shitty campaign and was totally out of touch with voters. There is a mountain written about her shoddy campaign already. I'm sure its more comfortable for her supporters to blame Russia but she was unelectable entirely through her own doing. The whole "popular vote" crap is a misnomer, she didn't seem to mind playing the delegate math game with Bernie when it was convenient to her.
Other foreign powers try to influence our democratic processes all the time and we do it to them too. That's a far cry from winning Trump the election or something.

Hillary had the backing of the establishment, the media, Hollywood and there was a full court press against Trump by all of the above save for Fox/Breitbart. Trump even handed her multiple scandals on a platter. She still managed to lose. One day people are just going to have to accept it.

Should the investigation play out? Sure. Is it going to change anything or explain why she lost? No.

Can't what you say be true (and it absolutely is), and yet Russia still paid for pro-Trump ads and therefore there should be repercussions?

Why not both?
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News Comments > Op Ed
49. Re: Op Ed Sep 17, 2017, 15:23 Beamer
Orogogus wrote on Sep 17, 2017, 02:04:
Beamer wrote on Sep 16, 2017, 17:13:
I like how people who don't know who he is have opinions.

"I don't know who this Ronald McDonald guy is, but a casual Google says he's a clown. If a clown says a bad word why care?"

With all your expertise, it seems to me that you're treating teenagers as if they were watching Sesame Street and Dora the Explorer, and applying the same accusations of indecent, immoral material corrupting the youth that have been thrown against D&D, drugs, and dozens of musical genres and TV shows. Playing the "won't someone please think of the children" card seems likely to make any problem worse in the teenage demographic as they push back against olds trying to teach them to look up to proper role models like Captain Kangaroo. Do you think there would be fewer drugs in play if there had been a more concerted effort to demonize and hound Cheech & Chong, their venues and their sponsors, for the sake of the children?

It seems to me that it would be more productive to have adult conversations about casual racism and then hope that those values carry through. Are social mores like these are transmitted vertically from parents and older authority figures, or is it a generational thing and everything was better in your day and it's today's youths that suck?

I'm clearly exaggerating to make a point, but the bigger picture is that his money comes from corporations, and this isn't how they want to be portrayed.

And, to your point, once Hollywood stopped having their protagonists smoke, smoking amongst teens declined. Hmm. Funny that. Almost as if they're the most impressionable group...
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
12. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 16, 2017, 18:48 Beamer
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2017, 17:30:
Beamer wrote on Sep 16, 2017, 17:08:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2017, 13:08:
Dear ad companies,

You guys screwed the pooch. You did shit like create auto play videos and sound, cause ads to auto redirect, and allowed malware to be served as ads. You did these things because you could, without considering whether you should. Now you are reaping what you have sown.

I block ads on my phone for two reasons. First, they double my usage when I allow them, and I don't have unlimited data. Second, they slow my phone down as they load or as they play. It often makes the sites I am accessing unusable.

So please go jump off a cliff,

Traditional advertising is dead. No one reads print, and no one watches TV commercials.

Internet display is dead. Ad blocked. But autoplay videos aren't their fault. That was media companies, not ads. I guess ads a fraction of the time, but far more places like ESPN.

But advertising will never die. Now they either find a way to not suck, which some have, or they declare war and move towards paid promotion, where movie and TV characters are always holding a coke with the label just right, which is the worst way to go.

I'll never take a brand I work with that way.
The internet ad companies both allowed and enabled fmv, as well as auto-redirect, either explicitly or negligently. Back when ads were just banner ads no one thought twice. Few complained and ad blockers didn't exist. The ad companies have been arrogant, and assumed they could do as they wished with a captive audience. They took it way too far.

Thus the backlash.

I don't entirely agree. The backlash was always there - it was there for banner ads, then for animated banner ads, and especially for cookies. People endlessly complained then, too.

I'd also say the autoplay sound video ads were there for ads, but almost exclusively unscrupulous no-name companies like malware or subprime mortgages. And those got nixed quickly, with autoplay now primarily news sites autoplaying the stupid video going with their article.

Predominantly, the ad companies doing what you're discussing were small shops working with other small shops. But it doesn't matter. Ads are still too pervasive. Go to and count how many ads are on the page. Ads that, in many cases, take you off Same with Target.

In general, internet ads are easy to ignore, and idiot companies trying hard to make them impossible to ignore made people turn to technology. TV ads are easy to ignore - people either use Netflix, use DVR to skip ads, play on their phone during ads, or just don't watch TV. Print is dead. But advertising can't die. We get so much for free, and it needs some revenue.

My career, to date, has been predominantly building eCommerce revenue at large brands and retailers. But in the last six months, I've somewhat shifted to how to build brand awareness online, and how to launch products and build trial, conversion, and revenue. People are shocked when I tell them everything they've been doing is dead. Regular display is dead. Twitter is dead. Companies need to be creative and offer something. They can't treat consumers like the enemy.

It's fun for me because I'm probably one of the least impressionable people for traditional ads, at least for my age. They don't reach me, even when they're there I ignore them. I get annoyed when they're in the feed of whatever app I'm in. I'm guessing everyone here is exactly the same way. But we still do find out about new products, and we still do watch ads. I mean, some here discuss spending lots of time watching Let's Play videos, which are really just ads. Informative ones, but the people making them are very often compensated, even if just a free game. And then the video is monetized. But the company making the game is encouraging all of this to increase sales. They're complex, complicated ads.
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