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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Getting Bonus Map
5. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Getting Bonus Map Oct 6, 2017, 10:16 Beamer
 
"Community dividing" is right.

I mean, dividing the community when you release a map pack is one thing, but doing it at launch is another. I don't understand the logic of making season pass specific matchmaking room on day 1.

Well, I guess with prior CoDs it hardly mattered due to the size of the community. I don't think this game will have the 5 million concurrent players or whatever that the first 3 MW games did.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Oct 6, 2017, 09:26 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 09:11:
LittleMe wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 22:46:
This article is further confirmation of the Electric Universe theory. The theory has a very different history of our solar system than what was told to us by consensus science. There are electric currents flowing in space and that is what powers the sun, not an internal nuclear furnace.

Do you just immediately believe anything you read without any critical thought or analysis? I'm pretty sure over the years I've heard most of the below from you:

The Earth is not round!
Aliens landed here and its a giant cover up!
9/11 was a giant hoax!
We never landed on the moon!
Elvis is alive!
Bigfoot is real!
The sun is powered by ELECTRIC CURRENTS!
And countless political conspiracies.

Is there any dumpster fire bullshit you won't immediately latch onto?

He did once say the 16th amendment wasn't ratified and therefore wasn't good law, and courts have therefore said some people didn't have to pay federal income tax. This is patently false - the amendment was properly ratified and courts have found against every single person that has argued otherwise (see: Wesley Snipes), but it also kind of makes LittleMe a Sovereign Citizen.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Oct 6, 2017, 07:25 Beamer
 
Further confirming that LittleMe will believe anything whispered softly in his ear, and distrust everything widely known.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 5, 2017, 18:17 Beamer
 
dangerman77 wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 11:56:
"Pol Pot's genocide of his own people proves Stalin was right."

Sure, but that metaphor fails if you read the article, because the author is still really angry that there's no headphone jack, but saying Apple was right when it said that people would buy a phone without it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 5, 2017, 16:43 Beamer
 
At this point, I think there's no really good argument to not get a mirrored RAID setup for your HDDs. I say that without having one, but I'm nowhere near using all the space on my SSD, let alone my second SSD (which was the primary drive on my old PC), let alone on the HDD I have hooked up behind it.

I know everyone is different, but if I'm suddenly at the point where I have more space than I know what to do with, I'd imagine many people are, meaning the push for bigger drives is slowing and we should instead push for duplicated drives.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Passes 7 Million Players
14. Re: Fortnite Passes 7 Million Players Oct 5, 2017, 14:19 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 14:10:
I find it difficult to believe 7 million installed and played Fortnite, free weekend or not. I've seen popular Steam games with a lot more market penetration (who uses Epic's client again?) and advertising fail to put up those numbers over a longer period of time. Smells like a headline for the sake of PR.

I agree, but I also don't think they'd lie.
So, I think that 7M people did download. It's surprising, but I guess all of the complaints from PUBG devs kind of made people want to check it out more, knowing it was possibly a more polished and less serious take on PUBG.

I haven't played either, so I'm not trying to say one is better than the other (though I'd expect PUBG is better for most), but could imagine much of the fanbase checking this out.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Passes 7 Million Players
11. Re: Fortnite Passes 7 Million Players Oct 5, 2017, 13:43 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 12:38:
So, these morons are tallying the player count from the free weekend they just had. Isn't that just big of them to boast of those numbers when in fact, half of those who played it will not ever play it again since the free weekend is now over.

Hate companies that lie about the numbers when in reality they are not what they are saying they are.

Regardless of free weekend or otherwise, 7M is a lot. If half don't come back, that still leaves 3.5M, which is a huge active community. Huge.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
15. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 5, 2017, 11:00 Beamer
 
Wow. You put them down and pat us on the back for stopping things you the turn around and defend us from by saying everyone did it.

Then you argue against things no one said.

You're insane in your desperate beliefs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
16. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 5, 2017, 06:39 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 02:02:
Cutter wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 15:30:
Just think, a scant 60 years ago Truman made popular "the buck stops here" as a motto for personal responsibility. And whilst those at the top continue to espouse such sentiments, 'take responsibility, take ownership, etc.' it's all fine and dandy until the very moment it applies to them, and all of a sudden it's Sgt. Schulz from Hogan's Heros, "I know nothing!"

Oh, no. That CEO took the blame, and he resigned. He also took the $90M severance package.

He retired with the package. He most likely will not keep it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 4, 2017, 16:48 Beamer
 
mixma242 wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 14:28:
Beamer wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 13:40:
Bumpy wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 13:07:
Guess what Mr. CEO finger pointer, you are in charge and responsible for that 'one' person.

In fairness, a software update is something no one should expect a CEO to pay any attention to. It's mundane and not worth his time.

(Snip)

If your CEO is paying attention to system upgrades, you hired the wrong CEO. He shouldn't have any understanding of that. Those skills don't make for a good CEO.

Look, no one expects a CEO to be technical. But relying on an individual to perform a mission critical task with no oversight is amateur hour and is a failure of due diligence. There should be an entire process where a change is written, there is peer review, change is performed, and there is post change testing.

Yes, the CEO has a responsibility to make sure that is happening. That is part of his job. He doesn't write the process but he must maintain oversight of those to whom he delegates it to.

This isn't a new or obscure idea. I myself have worked from within that framework for over 15 years, three large multinational corporations, and the Department of Defense. There are entire books written about it, as well as international standards. That a large corporation like Equifax would fail at this is shocking. Their business is literally handling personal identification information.

Don't let them off easy. This is not the failure of just some IT dude. Their system failed to catch this.

I said he deserved to be fired.
But this will never change. I know we have a lot of sys admin types here, but that stuff is liter below the ceo level. He can't know every time there's an update. He just can't. His cio must. And if the cio thinks it was applied, there's no way for the ceo to verify this. Unlike things that definitely hit the balance sheet.

So yes, he needed to be fired. But he wasn't in a good position to check up on this, and no ceo ever will. This was a fairly routine it function, and while a CEO bears responsibility for a major breach, they'll never be even remotely involved in routine it maintenance. Much like if the cafeteria isn't hygienic enough and poisons the staff he gets fired but he won't be involved in that part of the business, either.

You're acting as if I said it was the one dude who bore the responsibility. Read what I said about the cio.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 4, 2017, 13:40 Beamer
 
Bumpy wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 13:07:
Guess what Mr. CEO finger pointer, you are in charge and responsible for that 'one' person.

In fairness, a software update is something no one should expect a CEO to pay any attention to. It's mundane and not worth his time. But the CTO/CIO needs to, and the CEO is where the buck stops, so he was rightfully fired.

But other than the CIO saying in an executive meeting "we did it," there's no reason to expect a CEO to know more. If your CEO is paying attention to system upgrades, you hired the wrong CEO. He shouldn't have any understanding of that. Those skills don't make for a good CEO.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
67. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2017, 11:32 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 11:18:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 20:43:
BobBob wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 19:04:
Will DNA scans ever get so advanced to test for psychopathic alleles - as part of a background check?
Did the guy exhibit any psychopathy previously? Doesn't sound like psychopathy. A psychopath wouldn't wire his GF $100K.

His father was, which is reason enough to see if it carried on genetically. Psychopaths often operate as completely normal and highly successful - if not compelling and attractive - in society until he/she is caught being manipulative or performing an heinous act.

One of a multitude of articles on the subject.

It can be a bad line of thinking, too, right? If it's genetic, then what do we do about it? It isn't a guaranteed thing.

But genetics and culture are part of why no NFL team is willing to take another shot on Manziel.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
65. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2017, 10:56 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 10:23:
The baby steps need to start at the political level, aimed directly at campaign finance reform and political donations. We need to go after the thing stopping change and that's corporate money. This has the added bonus of affecting several other societal areas where corporate lobby has become entrenched and problematic. What we don't need are sound bite opinions from media who move on in less than a week. Or ineffectual feelgood change that can't possibly go anywhere.

Unlike people like RedEye9, I'm not posting on Facebook or reposting Jimmy Kimmel videos and convincing myself I'm doing something. We don't need awareness raised, people are already aware, they just ignore it as soon as its out of their face. I'm trying to get people elected who will reform the underlying causes of these problems. I'm using my time and money in that respect and that's what I recommend others do. Don't give up, attack the real problem. People will support reasonable restrictions when the true obstacles are removed.

I mean, for the record you kind of are doing exactly what he's doing, and nothing more, only for a different cause, right?

I do agree with you. I do think it would solve a ton of problems. But getting politicians to agree to have less funding is about as hard, right? Especially since the ones that get the most money tend to win, so you're asking them to vote against the primary tool they use to stay in office and keep their jobs. Once people get there, they tend to realize it and suddenly are much more ok with all of that money, since it's their biggest advantage. They don't do this consciously, or most don't, but they do suddenly see the other side of the argument as being very compelling and can't figure out why they haven't before.

But yeah, if we can fix this, it'd be amazing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 4, 2017, 04:50 Beamer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 21:37:
I think it should effect the emmy's too. Most of the shows that won emmy awards most people never heard of. Not to say they are not good shows, but you have to question the viewership, Just because some streaming service has a good show, it should have significant viewership to qualify for these awards.

Why should popularity matter? It isn't the most watched show, it's the best show.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 17:04 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 15:35:
Gotta agree with Verno. If something as sensible and logical as enhancing background checks (I mean seriously - who would oppose something like that?) could meet such vehement resistance as it did in the Obama era, there's literally no hope for greater gun control in the US. Is not sensible, however, to blame someone who realizes this and accepts it for the deaths in Mass shootings.

I think it's sensible to be angry at politicians. "Welp, we can never change" isn't a good answer. I know I'm going to an extreme, but politicians in favor of civil rights movements repeatedly tried to make changes, knowing they'd fail. Each time they moved the needle a tiny bit. Those tiny bits add up.

By giving up, you accept there will never be change. Each tiny bit helps lead to change, though. If you're a politician that won't do what's right because it's hard and you may fail, you're a terrible politician. Or, maybe, a great one...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 10:41 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 10:01:
Prez wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 09:12:
After reading the thread I only wanted to make a correction: automatic weapons are not for sale anywhere in the US to the average citizen. "Automatic" specifically meaning multiple round discharge for one trigger pull. The shooter allegedly illegally altered his rifle to automatic firing according to one of the reports I read. Other than that tidbit I have nothing to add.

Some more info:

You can legally buy a fully automatic weapon from the pre-ban era, in states such as Nevada, for ridiculously high prices and various tax stamps. Pre 1986 full auto weapons still exist, just the price is outside of most people's range.

Also, you can cheaply convert (illegally) most modern ARs to full auto, or slightly more expensively(but legally) convert modern ARs to simulate full auto with either a Crank trigger or Bump stock mod.

Doing a little web searching, the full auto sear packages for conversion are around $90 or less, although note that converting a post 1986 weapon to full auto is asking for massive fines and jail time. Also some milling and metal working knowledge required.

Bump Stock and Crank triggers are in the sub $500 range and a couple companies make them as far as I can tell, legally. The Bump stock in particular makes the trigger get pulled with every round, so it will not be legally challenged for quite some time. Cranks...are a bit more of a grey area, but have yet to be challenged.

This post is just for information, we'll see/hear what the guy in Las Vegas had at some point in the near future, no doubt.

Reports last night said legal bump stock. But I'll give a few days to make certain all reports are accurate.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2017, 10:20 Beamer
 
The second "worst shooting ever" in 16 months here in the US.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
11. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 2, 2017, 07:37 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 22:42:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 21:20:
NKD wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 20:45:
If there was any justice the Native Americans would have all our asses deported, so I'm not going to complain.
That before or after we stopped their mass genocides, slave trading, and tribal rape culture?
We sure showed them though didn't we.

Yup, because we came in with our own slave trading and rape culture, and started a mass genocide on them!

Not really certain what MA thinks he's proving, but he'll probably deny that the US has any history of the above.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII PC Open Beta Begins
22. Re: Call of Duty: WWII PC Open Beta Begins Oct 1, 2017, 09:54 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 23:05:
Beamer wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 16:30:
DangerDog wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 16:24:
Beamer wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 07:33:
DangerDog wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 03:49:
Having to listen to women voices and screams sure does wonders for the immersion factor for a WWII game.


Totally, guy. Running around with people using killstreaks, respawning, regenerating health, etc., I totally forget I'm sitting in my home and think I'm actually out there in France or wherever, but then there's a female and I'm like whoa, I'm actually playing a video game and not a soldier from 75 years ago.

I know right? I'm totally enjoying this 4th wave feminism WWII experience.

right off the start "men and women who cleared the beach"

all those women who fought on Normandy beaches, couldn't have done it without them. Sunny


No one whines that Wolfenstein created an alternate universe with Nazi robots. Consider this an alternate universe with female combatants.

What's worse? You having to have your immersion broken by female combatants in this one game, or females having to have their immersion broken by playing as a male in nearly every single damn game ever made?

That's funny because when I played Tomb Raider I didn't think, boy I wish I could control a dude instead. Women don't care that they're playing as a guy in a video game, only 4th wave feminists do.

the game is cancer though so the point is moot.


Explain to me what a 4th wave feminist is, and why only they care.
Or do you just regurgitate buzzwords you read on MRA sites without bothering to comprehend them or empathize?

When you whine about 4th wave feminists, you come across as an incel.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
22. Re: Origin Access Free This Week Oct 1, 2017, 09:51 Beamer
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 18:33:
Beamer wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 16:31:
NicklePop wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 16:20:
Trumps the man. Tax reform baby!


What do you want reformed, what do you think will happen, and what evidence do you have that the changes will bring those impacts?

the money will trickle down of course, he can't wait to get his share from the trickle from the estate tax which will be no more for example


My dad is one of those angry over the federal estate tax. I keep reminding him that it only applies to estates over $5.5M, and his is not there today and will certainly not be there ever, as he's already retired.

Doesn't matter, a month later the estate tax is still a chief concern of his, as he thinks the government will take his money after he dies. The state, sure, but he never votes based on state estate taxes...
 
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