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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2016, 07:11 Beamer
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 28, 2016, 05:22:
How does Big Pharma work? Hint: every customer who is actually HEALED from his sickness by medical treatment is a LOST customer. So... Keep 'em paying. Keep 'em addicted. Keep 'em sick, but make them feel better.

So is every customer that's dead, as they'll never get any form of sickness again. But one that has been healed can get other illnesses down the road.

It's like you guys don't think too hard about this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
17. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 27, 2016, 17:46 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 16:48:
problem fixed.

Those would actually make the problem worse. They isolate droning noises, like the engines, and make it easier to hear conversations.
 
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News Comments > Vaporware Awards
33. Re: Vaporware Awards Dec 27, 2016, 17:45 Beamer
 
I order for this to be a Ponzi, the kickstarter backers would need to have the game in their hands while others buying in now are given a long wait for it.

But that isn't how game development works. At all. It's actually very far from it. There's no FIFO - everyone will get access at the same time because once the game is ready, it costs nothing additional to make it ready for everyone.

Basically, this has zero in common with a Ponzi scheme.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: swallow your medicine Dec 27, 2016, 17:42 Beamer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 17:19:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 15:27:
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 15:00:
big pharma is sitting on so many unused formulas it would make your head spin

I'm sure if they made those formulas available for general use without FDA approval it would literally make people's heads spin.

nothing to do with the FDA - its the same reason theres no such thing as a free energy grid

gotta keep the cattle in the pen

And yet the most powerful people in the world, and in the drug industry, routinely die of things like cancer and heart disease.

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 27, 2016, 11:49 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 11:43:
The in-flight magazine was good enough when I was young it should be good enough now.

Did you walk uphill both ways, in the snow, to get to the airport, to?
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
38. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 23, 2016, 00:13 Beamer
 
Everyone please keep giving good deal recommendations.

Also, rambly, loving trips down nostalgia alley are fine by me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2016, 19:02 Beamer
 
Blue wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 18:45:
Beamer wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 15:37:
CUT has been destroyed in the reviews. Eater, who I kind of hate, said everything sucked (basically their phrasing, too, part of why I hate them.) Pete Wells said the ambiance was awful and the food was mostly just pretty good and way overpriced, but the steak was excellent.

Look at that. I guess I could be a restaurant critic.

You literally summed up both reviews, but particularly the Pete Wells NYT review, in two sentences. Without reading them!

I'll let you know if I check it out, but sort of fear I'd end up being one of the "numerous solo men hanging out at the bar," haha.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2016, 15:37 Beamer
 
CUT has been destroyed in the reviews. Eater, who I kind of hate, said everything sucked (basically their phrasing, too, part of why I hate them.) Pete Wells said the ambiance was awful and the food was mostly just pretty good and way overpriced, but the steak was excellent.

I recommend Quality Eats for a good steak. Not a fantastic steak, but a good steak. Cuts like bavette and hanger, all $20-$28.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
32. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 22, 2016, 15:35 Beamer
 
loomy wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 14:39:
brianna wu's a crazy narcissistic asshole. crazy narcissistic assholes run for office. news at 111111111111111

but still, if I had to choose between the nazi fascist russians in control now or crazy brianna wu, I'll pick crazy brianna wu

You'll never have to make that choice, as she'll never get that far.

However, in either 2020 or 2024, your choices will almost definitely be GOP Candidate Kanye West and DNC Candidate Kim Kardashian.
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
9. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 22, 2016, 15:31 Beamer
 
Is Deus Ex cheaper than it was yesterday? I waited, hoping it would be.

This time around, I think I want Deus Ex whatever the new one is, X-COM 2, and Dishonored 2. Probably nothing else. And only X-COM 2 is likely to be cheap enough.

I also kind of want Far Cry Primal, but I checked that out on Amazon yesterday and it wasn't worth the price. That needs to be $9.99 for me to even think about it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
30. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 22, 2016, 13:11 Beamer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 11:49:
i was proposing hypotheticals and stating opinions, and you instantly went off the rails with ad hominem insults - its all pretty simple

btw - just to clarify, you are saying Star Citizen is clearly not a fraud, but I am a fraud because I dare to disagree with you?

brilliant analysis you have there

I don't know why I'm bothering. You're really bad at debating. First you throw out "projecting," now "ad hom."
Sorry, calling you "annoyed" isn't an ad hom. Nor was it projecting. Calling you bad at debating may be, but I'd say it's factual.

See, a fact is something that has evidence. You've repeatedly said that it's a fact that this game is 100% impossible to make. That is not a fact. It's an assumption. It's hard to argue with someone who can't even get straight what facts are.

And no, I'm not saying it's clearly not fraud. But there's zero evidence of fraud, so anyone declaring it fraud is doing it without evidence. I'm not too happy calling someone a fraud when there's absolutely nothing to support the claim.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
27. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 22, 2016, 11:14 Beamer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 11:08:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 22:11:
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 17:28:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 17:06:
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 16:53:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 16:45:
That's not absconding. Nor is it fraudulent. The game may suck, but not fraudulently so. Don't be like Cutter and assign the word "fraud" to everyone that sucks at their job.

By your estimation, is Star Citizen fraudulent? Or is it just people doing a shitty job?

What have they done that's fraudulent?

Calling something fraudulent requires some kind of evidence. We have zero evidence that they're even lying to us.I just think they're doing a shitty job, and anyone still giving them money is an idiot. Not because Roberts is buying a vacation home or three, but because the game is going to be the next NMS, in that nothing they do can live up to expectations (which wasn't the only issue with NMS, mind you.)

Lets put aside Star Citizen itself for a moment - and say you set out on a task that is 100% known and proven to be impossible, all the while convincing people to give you funding based on the idea that it IS possible (because you yourself refuse to accept the 100% known facts) - wouldnt that be considered fraudulent on some level? If you firmly believe the impossible is indeed possible - is that enough to absolve you of all responsibility for the fact that you are wrong?

If Roberts and his company end up utterly failing at the task of making the game a functional reality, and then also find themselves in a position of being unable to refund the backers, it could be said that the whole thing was effectively fraudulent - even though the intention was to make the greatest video game of all time in the history of the universe. Effective reality isnt cancelled out by belief systems - although that does tend to be the default position of most people, as well as the basis of society and civilization.

If you want to argue accurate facts, then you need to be extremely precise about the actual effects of actions themselves, and not necessarily what a person says or thinks or believes or wants, etc.

Proven to be impossible? By whom, Derek Smart?
Your idea of "known facts" doesn't really fit reality. We don't know it's impossible, we just suspect it is. In 1998, we probably thought GTA3 was impossible.

If Roberts and his company end up utterly failing at the task of making the game a functional reality, and then also find themselves in a position of being unable to refund the backers, it could be said that the whole thing was effectively fraudulent - even though the intention was to make the greatest video game of all time in the history of the universe.

No, no it's not fraudulent. Fraudulence requires deception, particularly of the criminal variety. Based on the facts you're creating, Roberts is not deceiving because he does not think it's impossible.
Now, if this fails and Roberts ends up with a new wing on his house, yes, I'll give you that it's fraudulent, but right now there's literally no evidence of bad will.

If you want to argue accurate facts, then you need to be extremely precise about the actual effects of actions themselves, and not necessarily what a person says or thinks or believes or wants, etc.

This is fun, because you're creating "facts" based on your assumptions and getting annoyed I am not buying them. You're also creating an entirely new definition of fraud.

lol, "getting annoyed"? go ahead and look up some info on "projection"... you are gonna need it

Oh, good, your entire response is "I know you are, but what am I?"

Fantastic. Way to address the fact (ha!) that you're claiming your assumptions are facts, and that you clearly have no idea what constitutes "fraud."
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Dec 22, 2016, 10:15 Beamer
 
8 is almost definitely too young for the movie, though I'm sure the bulk of us were watching worse things when we were 8 (as your 8 year old probably is managing to.) Just not in theaters. Let him catch it when it hits HBO or Netflix, like any good 8 year old.

From what I gather, 11 or 12 is probably the sweet spot, where you can buy into all the stupidity without realizing how stupid and dull it is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
21. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 21, 2016, 22:11 Beamer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 17:28:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 17:06:
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 16:53:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 16:45:
That's not absconding. Nor is it fraudulent. The game may suck, but not fraudulently so. Don't be like Cutter and assign the word "fraud" to everyone that sucks at their job.

By your estimation, is Star Citizen fraudulent? Or is it just people doing a shitty job?

What have they done that's fraudulent?

Calling something fraudulent requires some kind of evidence. We have zero evidence that they're even lying to us.I just think they're doing a shitty job, and anyone still giving them money is an idiot. Not because Roberts is buying a vacation home or three, but because the game is going to be the next NMS, in that nothing they do can live up to expectations (which wasn't the only issue with NMS, mind you.)

Lets put aside Star Citizen itself for a moment - and say you set out on a task that is 100% known and proven to be impossible, all the while convincing people to give you funding based on the idea that it IS possible (because you yourself refuse to accept the 100% known facts) - wouldnt that be considered fraudulent on some level? If you firmly believe the impossible is indeed possible - is that enough to absolve you of all responsibility for the fact that you are wrong?

If Roberts and his company end up utterly failing at the task of making the game a functional reality, and then also find themselves in a position of being unable to refund the backers, it could be said that the whole thing was effectively fraudulent - even though the intention was to make the greatest video game of all time in the history of the universe. Effective reality isnt cancelled out by belief systems - although that does tend to be the default position of most people, as well as the basis of society and civilization.

If you want to argue accurate facts, then you need to be extremely precise about the actual effects of actions themselves, and not necessarily what a person says or thinks or believes or wants, etc.

Proven to be impossible? By whom, Derek Smart?
Your idea of "known facts" doesn't really fit reality. We don't know it's impossible, we just suspect it is. In 1998, we probably thought GTA3 was impossible.

If Roberts and his company end up utterly failing at the task of making the game a functional reality, and then also find themselves in a position of being unable to refund the backers, it could be said that the whole thing was effectively fraudulent - even though the intention was to make the greatest video game of all time in the history of the universe.

No, no it's not fraudulent. Fraudulence requires deception, particularly of the criminal variety. Based on the facts you're creating, Roberts is not deceiving because he does not think it's impossible.
Now, if this fails and Roberts ends up with a new wing on his house, yes, I'll give you that it's fraudulent, but right now there's literally no evidence of bad will.

If you want to argue accurate facts, then you need to be extremely precise about the actual effects of actions themselves, and not necessarily what a person says or thinks or believes or wants, etc.

This is fun, because you're creating "facts" based on your assumptions and getting annoyed I am not buying them. You're also creating an entirely new definition of fraud.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
20. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 21, 2016, 22:07 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 18:03:
Stop feeding the fucking trolls. It's the reason most people have little idiots like Beamer on ignore, and have since ignore became a usable function on this site. He's an attention seeking child and nothing more. He very obviously doesn't understand shit from shinola and yet so many of you keep feeding the little prick. And he sits there on his little PC in his parents little basement laughing his fat ass off every time one of you bites the hook. Is his pattern not obvious to some of you? Every single time people have a discussion on this site, the little bastard comes in to play devil's advocate. He quotes people that he knows have him on ignore in order to instigate a response. That's the very definition of troll. He makes skankhunt42 look like an amateur. He obviously has some mental disorder and needs meds, or more likely still, to be institutionalized. He's desperate for attention and you keep giving it to him. Fucking stop it. Ignore him and he - and his ilk - will finally go on back to Kotaku from whence they came.

Jesus, dude. Remember that time you claimed to have been a professional bartender yet you didn't know what it meant to order a drink up, yet insisted you did?

You're this site's reoccurring joke.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 21, 2016, 17:06 Beamer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 16:53:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 16:45:
That's not absconding. Nor is it fraudulent. The game may suck, but not fraudulently so. Don't be like Cutter and assign the word "fraud" to everyone that sucks at their job.

By your estimation, is Star Citizen fraudulent? Or is it just people doing a shitty job?

What have they done that's fraudulent?

Calling something fraudulent requires some kind of evidence. We have zero evidence that they're even lying to us.I just think they're doing a shitty job, and anyone still giving them money is an idiot. Not because Roberts is buying a vacation home or three, but because the game is going to be the next NMS, in that nothing they do can live up to expectations (which wasn't the only issue with NMS, mind you.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 21, 2016, 16:45 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 16:17:
Quboid wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:48:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:08:
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:06:
So by this she means run a crowdfunding drive for a couple of million bucks and then just absconds with the money? That sound about the size of it?

And VW finds this pretty funny because after Jan 20th it'll all disappear. It's carte blanche for the corporations for the next 4 years in America. Welcome back to the gilded age of the robber barons.

What money has Brianna Wu kickstarted and absconded with? Her crappy game only generated $13k, and it's been released, so...

But this is the kind of sloppy, irrational hate I expect. Plenty of reasons to dislike Wu, who is perfectly dislikeable on her own, but people keep feeling the need to invent new ones.

Dude, her game was delayed. That doesn't just happen in this industry to people I disagree with.

The PC port of her game (which is all that Kickstarter was for) was massively delayed by years and while the game itself is pretty awful, the PC port was absolute hot garbage that was basically abandoned after going up on Steam. Not to mention how she's been getting thousands a month from Patreon to supposedly hire and pay someone to deal with all the harassment she claims to be getting, a person who by all accounts, probably never existed.

I mean hey, be smug if you want but aside from her insufferable personality and injecting herself into controversies on purpose in order to generate attention for herself, she's also a terrible developer and quite likely, a fraud.

No one is saying she's a good developer or a good person. But Cutter said she absconded with crowdfunded money. She made barely any money on Kickstarter and she delivered what she said she would.

That's not absconding. Nor is it fraudulent. The game may suck, but not fraudulently so. Don't be like Cutter and assign the word "fraud" to everyone that sucks at their job.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 21, 2016, 14:11 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 13:54:
I hate those sorts of articles because they never give you a cost benefit analysis. How much does this sort of service cost? How efficient is it really when it can only make one flight at a time. It goes to a destination than has to return to refuel/recharge before going out again, rinse, repeat. And it only handles small packages. This seems more gimmicky to me than anything else. About the only thing I see this as a real benefit for is things like pizzas, or even medical related things like organ transplants. That would actually make sense where time is the critical factor.

Why would Vice do a cost/benefit analysis? They don't have the data. At all. Only the company running this has the data. And this is cutting edge technology, which is never profitable. This is planning for the future, one that may never come, but one that could be profitable down the road. Expecting it to be profitable in Y1 is moronic.

Tech ventures are never profitable in Y1. They're lucky if they're profitable in Y5. I mean, when CBS did their first story on Amazon in 1997, did you demand they explore how profitable it was to ship a book?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 21, 2016, 14:08 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:06:
So by this she means run a crowdfunding drive for a couple of million bucks and then just absconds with the money? That sound about the size of it?

And VW finds this pretty funny because after Jan 20th it'll all disappear. It's carte blanche for the corporations for the next 4 years in America. Welcome back to the gilded age of the robber barons.

What money has Brianna Wu kickstarted and absconded with? Her crappy game only generated $13k, and it's been released, so...

But this is the kind of sloppy, irrational hate I expect. Plenty of reasons to dislike Wu, who is perfectly dislikeable on her own, but people keep feeling the need to invent new ones.

 
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Dec 21, 2016, 10:28 Beamer
 
mch wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 10:06:
Missed this if it was posted in the last few days...but Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is 67% off on Steam as their midweek madness sale.

That brings it under $20...but I'm still hesitant to pull the trigger if the Steam sale is supposedly starting tomorrow

Time I pick this up.
 
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