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News Comments > We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU
14. Re: We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU May 23, 2018, 07:36 Beamer
 
ventry wrote on May 22, 2018, 19:37:
jdreyer wrote on May 22, 2018, 14:17:
The Australian government is planning to implement nationwide the plot from We Happy Few and wants no one to be the wiser.

@Ventry, nice country you got there mate.

It's bloody great mate!!!
However, we, as it is with most "western" countries, are being invaded by limp wristed, snowflake, lefty fun police.

The battle continues.

Aren't you US citizens lucky to have Donald Trump as POTUS.
He slaps the taste right out of those snowflakes mouths.

Trump 2020
Shapiro 2024.

The left is ok with sex in context, as in not having the females merely be sex toys all the time.

The right is against people seeing breasts.

Choose your side.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse May 22, 2018, 17:01 Beamer
 
I often wonder if the people who complain about SF have been to other big cities.

Though I will say, living in the biggest city in the country, which happens to be in the northeast, it's shocking to go to cities outside of the northeast. The homeless population here is almost exclusively older, suffering from mental illness, and tends to be shy and polite. In other cities, they're generally younger, a much more mixed gender population, and looking less meek and more angry. Meth and opioids aren't nearly the issue here as elsewhere, and it shows. When I end up in St. Louis, or Denver, or Columbus, it's a stark difference, seeing so many big, healthy-looking (relatively) men and women sleeping on streets.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation May 22, 2018, 14:40 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 22, 2018, 14:10:
ďThe PlayStation 4 Is Entering The Final Phase Of Its Life Cycle.Ē

Interesting statement given the PS4 came out less than 5 years ago.
I thought they were aiming for a 10yrs lifecycle for these consoles
The standard product lifecycle stages are introduction, growth, maturity, decline. Sales actually declined YoY, hence why he says it's in the final lifecycle stage.

Given long tail, it could happily remain here for a decade. Depends on how rapid a decline it is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Fascism is back. Blame the Internet May 22, 2018, 14:32 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 22, 2018, 14:21:
Simon Says wrote on May 22, 2018, 11:01:
"Fascism is back. Blame the Internet"

Which is pretty much like saying, nuclear bombs are back, blame uranium. Or spliting people in half is back, blame chainsaws.

It's not the internet, it's HOW WE USE IT. As for the why we use it that way. Well, look no further than the need for control.

I read something about a study that showed as the internet encourages cultural diffusion, that causes people to actually become less accepting of alternative ideas and actually forces people toward extremism. I'll have to go do some research, but I thought that was an interesting and counterintuitive argument.

Remember when I mentioned gangstalking/crowdstalking about a week ago?
There are lots of articles about how it's a concept that has exploded, largely because of the internet. People who have certain phobias/delusions band together, and use each other as evidence that what they're experiencing is real.

Same reason Flat Earth is making a comeback.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 22, 2018, 13:48 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on May 22, 2018, 12:15:
Don't have to be Nostradamus to see where this is all heading, Microsoft locking down access to the programs you can install on your computer exclusively to their MS Store, for your safety.


Sure...
 
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News Comments > We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU
3. Re: We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU May 22, 2018, 11:47 Beamer
 
I think my favorite classification was when Jagged Alliance had a classification on the box for "clothed touching."

Weird, I kept thinking, how in the world does this fit into the game whose demo I'd played a ton. Must be a cut-scene.

After finishing the game, I realized that it was because you could turn the cursor into a hand (for selecting things), then click on a merc, and the merc would yell at you for grabbing them. There was no animation, just a generic white hand icon, and a response for humor from the merc.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 22, 2018, 10:47 Beamer
 
I can't remember the last time I used the DVD in my PC. Pretty sure it may have been when it was built two years ago, and not a single time since.

I'd be more than happy to not have one. For the most part, flash drives have thoroughly replaced the purpose a DVD drive once served.

Back when disk drives started disappearing, I bought an external one. And never used it. I'd consider an external DVD drive for the same reason, but there's 0 chance I'd get a laptop with a DVD drive - makes the things too thick and heavy. For the once every five years I'd use the DVD drive, I can buy one off of Amazon for $20. Beats a larger, heavier laptop.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
17. Re: Evening Mobilization May 22, 2018, 10:23 Beamer
 
Yifes wrote on May 22, 2018, 10:11:
DangerDog wrote on May 22, 2018, 04:51:
Cutter wrote on May 21, 2018, 21:50:
DangerDog wrote on May 21, 2018, 20:00:
So it's going to be a comedy?

Because Obama's presidency was a joke.

How's that?

Disaster with the Arab Spring
Crimea
...

Blaming Crimea and the Arab Spring on Obama Rolleyes2

Racial Division at all-time high

Neo Nazis are openly marching in the streets of Charlotteville and you think Racial division was higher under Obama?


This is the most retarded and delusion list I've read on here.
Can't tell if trolling or if people out there are actually stupid enough to believe in this bullshit.

A lot of white people think Obama made the race divide worse. In reality, he just brought conversations already happening to their ears. Prior, they either remained in ignorance, or pretended nothing was wrong.

Now, it's something they hear every day, and blame Obama for the discussion, not, you know, blaming that there's a problem and has been a problem for centuries and is only now being discussed on a national level.

Something something the first step to fixing a problem is admitting there's a problem. Weirdly, a lot of white people can't do that. There's no problem, it's Obama causing trouble!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2018, 10:18 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 22, 2018, 09:40:
Beamer wrote on May 22, 2018, 09:06:
I tend to not be a really big fan of hard scifi unless the story and characters are particularly engaging.
Well, I'd have to agree with the clip that anything containing "magicial swords" or "wizards" is fantasy, not sci-fi. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, I've read plenty of fantasy. Including fantasy which turned out to be sci-fi (I won't mention the title since it is kind of the surprise ending). But there is a difference between the two.

Based on the NPR review, River of Teeth doesn't sound very sci-fi. Which again, doesn't necessarily mean it is good or bad.

Edit: Oh, and obigitory suggetion for any sci-fi fan to read Iain Banks' Culture series. The fictional universe I most wish I lived in.

The clip is just because the character is obsessed with "hard scifi" and is often going off on what is and isn't. The only thing he's more obsessed with than hard scifi is having a girl talk to him, yet when it finally happens, his need to correct her ruins the only chance he's ever had.

Party Down was a great show. But I can't hear "scifi" without hearing "hard scifi" in his voice.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2018, 09:06 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 22, 2018, 08:42:
Ozmodan wrote on May 21, 2018, 21:36:
It is like the electors hate space operas. There were some very goods ones out this past year.
What were the very good ones? I'm always looking for good sci-fi.

I just finished John Scalzi's "Old Man's War" series, which I really enjoyed. And I'm currently reading Jason Hough's "Dire Earth" series, which has been interesting if a bit odd. Not sure I would recommend it. Old Man's War is a good read though.

I'll recommend the Red Rising series. Listen, it's not literature. It's YA fiction, and it has the absolute worst opening line I've ever read in a book. But it ends up building an interesting world with interesting characters and an imperfect hero that really wants to be good and repeatedly makes mistakes. It's simplified, being YA and all, but it's a quick and fun read.

The Nebulas do go with space operas often, though. Ann Leckie won for her first book, and was nominated for each additional. I thought the first was ok, never went with the next few. I tend to not be a really big fan of hard scifi unless the story and characters are particularly engaging.
The only thing I think I read in this year's nominations was River of Teeth, which I think I hated.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
12. Re: Evening Mobilization May 22, 2018, 07:08 Beamer
 
Yeah, most of that isn't accurate, or even a "scandal."

This comment was edited on May 22, 2018, 09:08.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 21, 2018, 18:12 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on May 21, 2018, 16:47:
System restore DVD's can get you sent to prison, especially if you press your own copies of Windows operating system restore discs that are only good with computers that are licensed to use it.

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-microsoft-copyright-20180426-story.html

Especially if you put a Dell logo on them and then sell them.
 
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News Comments > Tencent and Grinding Gear
11. Re: Tencent and Grinding Gears May 21, 2018, 13:05 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 21, 2018, 12:54:
Most of Tencent's activities have the sole purpose of bringing games to the Chinese market. There is nothing to worry about (yet). Tencent enables the publishers to get access to the Chinese market and Tencent get a piece of the cake in return. There is no need for gloom & doom.

Yup.
I don't get people who worry that something bad may happen before anything bad happens. Like a game? Play a game. Sequel sucks? Play the game, don't play the sequel.

Anyone angry now kind of confuses me. Why care what happens behind the scenes? Care when it impacts the actual game.
 
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News Comments > Tencent and Grinding Gear
9. Re: Tencent and Grinding Gears May 21, 2018, 12:47 Beamer
 
Tencent also owns parts of Epic, Blizzard, Frontier, PUBG, Ubisoft, Spotify, and I'm sure I'm missing more games-related ones.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July
18. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July May 19, 2018, 19:45 Beamer
 
KXMode bought it based on his own ignorance. Sorry, man, all the information was out there before launch. Everything you complain about was known. No multiplayer? Yes, they claimed it would have it in the years before launch, but not the months. The box art clearly said no multiplayer.

This was a bad purchase by you. Your anger needs to be at least partly on yourself for not doing basic research.

Why did no one else here buy it expecting multiplayer that didn't exist? Probably because we need evidence to believe something, and don't just blindly believe the word of some dude.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
12. Re: etc., etc. May 19, 2018, 19:43 Beamer
 
Red886 wrote on May 19, 2018, 03:49:
porn laws in other countries? just do what Netflix do...just keep everything uncensored.

How many things are there on Netflix where the purpose is sex?
I can't find any. So, in that way, it kind of is like Netflix.
 
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News Comments > Black Ops IIII Announced
45. Re: Black Ops IIII Announcement May 18, 2018, 16:26 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 18, 2018, 16:13:
Slick wrote on May 18, 2018, 01:01:
Honestly, any of these AAA FPS titles could benefit from axing the SP campaign if it truly meant putting those exact same resources into expanded multiplayer. Most people don't even play the SP campaigns for CoD titles, or Battlefield titles. Those that do will usually only do so once. Think of the resources it takes to make a massive map, with all these AI triggers, cinematics, dialogue etc. etc. etc. that will *if lucky* only be witnessed by a player once. Compared to playing fucking Nuketown over and over and over 300 times across the life of a title.

The problem is they WON'T put those resources evenly into MP, they'll still give out a dozen maps at launch, then nickel and dime the players to buy DLC map packs.

While I enjoyed the SP campaigns in MW 1 & 2, the BLOPs campaigns I played were not good. I'd agree to get rid of them in exchange for building out intelligent bots in the MP modes.
I thought general consensus was BLOPs had the better campaigns. I owned BLOPS2 but never took it out of the shrink wrap, so I don't know.

MW/MW2/MW3 had big set pieces but incoherent plots. Incredibly incoherent. Which made it funny when characters returned - who knew who they were? I guess part of it was all the important information was delivered during load screens yet lasted longer then loading, so I didn't watch.

Ghosts, I think, had the best campaign of the Infinity Ward games, by a very wide margin. It also had the worst multiplayer by an even wider margin.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2018, 13:31 Beamer
 
Two shootings today. A lunatic with a gun firing at the ceiling and then at police at a Trump golf course in Miami, then this in TX.

I think I'm officially numb to children dying in schools. That makes me feel horrible, but I'm hardly paying attention to this one. There will just be another next week...
 
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News Comments > Steam Link Android App Beta
5. Re: Steam Link Android App Beta May 18, 2018, 12:18 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on May 18, 2018, 12:15:
I guess I am not the target for this as I can't think of a single Steam game I own that I could actually play on my phone. I mean, how does Skyrim control on a touch screen?

It doesn't change input, so games that aren't touch won't be operable via touch. You need to use bluetooth controllers.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse May 18, 2018, 10:19 Beamer
 
HoSpanky wrote on May 18, 2018, 10:13:
Beamer wrote on May 18, 2018, 09:26:
HoSpanky wrote on May 18, 2018, 09:14:
Iím surprised that the restaurant has the non-English speaking employees in a location where theyíre required to interact with customers. If the restaurantís primary customer base speaks Spanish, then this isnít odd at all. If nearly every customer speaks English, then the people they interact with should as well. The Spanish speaking employees shouldnít be deported, but they probably should be moved ever so slightly to a position where they donít have to talk with customers.

They were talking to customers that also spoke spanish. It's midtown Manhattan, half the people there speak a native language other than English.

So ok, then heís just being an entitled asshole, but he IS a lawyer. Itís their job to convince people that they or their client is entitled to something. So while itís shitty behavior, itís also exactly what people want him to be like most of the time when heís working for them. Iím not excusing his behavior, but I do think that his attitude is probably a bit skewed by what heís expected to do daily. If you think YOUR attitude isnít skewed by your job...youíre lying to yourself.

I don't get this. If I'm a butcher, I'm free to run around, cutting people with my cleaver, because we want our butchers to cut people with cleavers?

Here he is screaming at Jewish people that they're not really Jewish. Notice he's with Jovi Val, the guy who made himself famous by running on stage at Shakespeare in Central Park, yelling about Trump.

Here he is screaming outside Trump Tower that he will call ICE on anyone not speaking English

Here he is at a NYC Hispanic Parade, screaming about calling ICE

Here he is, screaming at a random guy who was stopped on the street, calling him an "ugly foreigner," despite it being a white dude from MA

The issue doesn't seem to be being an attorney. Do you know other attorneys that act this way? Can you name any other attorney caught on camera yelling that he'll call ICE on random people even twice, let alone four times? I sure don't. But there are a lot of the same people in these videos, all wearing identical red hats. Maybe the commonality is more there than via profession. Some of those people are on Facebook, saying this guy is innocent. I'm actually surprised a few regular offenders around here aren't saying he was just exercising his first amendment rights, ignoring that so were the employees, and so are people enjoying mocking this guy.
 
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