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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2016, 15:12 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 14:55:
Hmm yes, the pleasure of car ownership where you pay a huge upfront cost, ongoing maintenance costs, fuel costs and insurance costs. Enjoy your day at the stealership. I am really hoping Tesla can upend that whole fucking industry because buying a car is the worst experience. An entire industry built around obscuring and obfuscating the true price of its product. I hate our cars and if we ever move back to the city I'm going to try to get rid of them. Unfortunately out in rural land its a no go.

I generally just say no to everything and stick to the price I wanted when I walked in. I'm sure you're a veteran by now but watch their bullshit etching/etc fees they always try to sneak in. I've never had a time where they didn't try to fuck me at the last minute on the paperwork, I think most people don't even read to the bill of sale in detail.

Totally.

Regardless, I doubt many are buying cars 10 years from now. Some Uberesque entities will own fleets. Want to go somewhere? Call a car, and an automated one will be there within minutes unless you live in the most remote, rural areas. Prices will go down significantly, pooling algorithms will offer options to make it very cheap without much additional waiting, and $5 to go somewhere and back is way better than $30k-$50k for something that spends the bulk of its life sitting in your garage.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 7, 2016, 15:10 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 13:57:
It Took 60 Hours and Over 32,000 Deaths For a Mario Maker Creator To Beat His Own Level.

Since Val JP uploaded the level, it's been attempted over 724,000 times, and cleared a grand total of 36 times. That's a completion rate of approximately 0.00497%.

I guess there are masochists out there that enjoy this sort of thing, but I sure ain't one of them.

I'm with you. I've spoken here about how, as I've gotten older, I've slid towards easier difficulty levels. Some games get this right, too, but making the only real change being that you take more damage (as opposed to giving enemies less health or making you more powerful, something that utterly destroys any AI enemies may have.)

But I was never really down for this kind of thing. Did you play Mario Sunshine? It had these parts where it put old style Mario levels into 3D, so you were doing 3D platforming. Couldn't get behind it - it was just so frustrating.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 6, 2016, 12:17 Beamer
 
Zarkonis wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 10:46:
Good. Because Fuckerberg would be short a few million if he did that to me.

I mean, given that you call him "Fuckerberg," I'm sure nothing will stop your irrational hatred, but if you read the article, you'll see a 3rd party wanted to do this and Facebook didn't allow them. This wasn't Facebook's plan. Facebook halted an insurance company's plan. And, like the plans in the US that ask you to plug in a device that monitors how safely you're driving, this was opt-in, offering higher discounts for allowing it.

Honestly, I think there's a direct correlation between people who think idiotic references like "M$" or "Fuckerberg" and making irate comments without reading the article.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2016, 15:53 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 15:13:
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 13:44:
I don't know why people always go on about Lucas electrics.

Because they made an objectively terrible product. Your experience is the exception, not the rule. When I had my S2 E-Type, I was constantly chasing down shorts in it. Once I ripped all the Lucas crap out and replaced it, I never had another problem. My dad had a very similar experience with his Spitfire. Lucas is universally known for making shitty electrical components.

A friend of the family had an E-Type about a decade ago. We all made fun of the purchase, joking about how frequently they light on fire. He didn't find it overly funny, but c'mon, they did do it frequently but the odds were still low, right?

Right?

In under a year, with it being mostly a weekend car, it burnt to the ground.
 
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News Comments > No Cross-play for Infinite Warfare or Modern Warfare Remastered
11. Re: No Cross-play for Infinite Warfare or Modern Warfare Remastered Nov 4, 2016, 15:22 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 14:14:
Jivaro wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 14:13:
Beamer wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 13:02:
So why would a game company go cross-platform? So PC users can tell console users what terrible people they are while destroying them less due to skill and more due to equipment?

That tends to be my bottom line as well. At the end of the day not everybody enjoys gaming the same way. If two different ways of gaming are successful monetarily, I wouldn't think you (as a developer or publisher) would be anxious to do anything that might upset that balance....regardless of what the actual gamers say. The sales numbers tell the story better than any forum thread full of the vocal minority might. At least from a certain point of view. We all find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.




Sure, but remember that this news story is about Win10 store PC vs regular PC. Not xbox vs pc.

Oh man, that's so non-intuitive I didn't even pick it up.

In the old days, Steam didn't play well with non-Steam, but... yeah. Wow. Can only play with people who buy from the same store. In other words, at least 65% of the people that buy from the Windows store will want a refund when they realize they can't play against 99% of PC buyers.
 
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News Comments > No Cross-play for Infinite Warfare or Modern Warfare Remastered
7. Re: No Cross-play for Infinite Warfare or Modern Warfare Remastered Nov 4, 2016, 13:02 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 11:22:
ldonyo wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 10:52:
I can see Activision not allowing cross-play so that people are forced to buy multiple copies of their games if they want to play with/against others on multiple platforms. I can also see EA doing the same thing for the same reasons.

It's going to take a publisher with some guts, or an independent with some fairly deep pockets, to take a chance that cross-play will net them increased sales by capturing new customers that are willing to buy a game that they can play with all of their friends, not just ones on a particular platform.

I can see someone like CD Projekt Red doing this with a Witcher title and garnering not only a ton of goodwill from gamers, but a ton of sales, as well.

Publishers aren't THAT evil, I think. It's probably a budget-linked technical limitation or incompetence that brought them to this. I expect that this case is an exception and that crossplay(win10 x steam) will be enabled later following backlash.

They're not that evil, and they're smart enough to know more people would buy to play with their friends that wouldn't otherwise buy than would buy multiple times to play with multiple groups.

Again, though, nearly every person here has disdain for console users. And, unanimously, every person here feels that an average m+k user could go toe to toe, or even beat, or even destroy, the best controller user.

So why would a game company go cross-platform? So PC users can tell console users what terrible people they are while destroying them less due to skill and more due to equipment?
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials
11. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials Nov 4, 2016, 07:04 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 04:53:
{PH}88fingers wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 22:52:

that escalated quickly..

Yeah, well, people who don't click through to the article and then make posts that couldn't be made by anyone who actually read it are a pet peeve of mine.

It's the internet, so you expect people to have strong opinions on subjects they know nothing about, but complaining about missing content in a report you didn't even read is a lot more ridiculous.

In truth, his confusion wouldn't bother me that much if he didn't act like Blizzard were the incompetent ones.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2016, 22:16 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 22:01:
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 21:38:

You forgot the SJWs. He also blamed the SJWs. A grown man discussing SJWs is a site to behold, as well.

In reality, there's shared blame for an unexpected child. No one ever says it's the man's fault, which is why the man isn't expected to do all the support. But, since it's shared blame, the woman can't be expected to, either, and if the man isn't fulfilling his part, that's his fault and off to jail he goes.

I see this SJW thing everywhere, it seems to be the go to thing to blame everything on, especially for people that can't think.
What does it even mean, Southern Jingoistic Witches?

They'll tell you it means people that sit around on the internet whining about social issues without ever doing anything, ignoring that they're people sitting around on the internet whining about social issues without ever doing anything, but then they'll complain that SJWs are people out there doing things to change the world.

By and large, though, "SJWs" are 13 year old girls trying to find their identity by rebelling on Tumblr, and for some reason men from 20-30 find these posts that have 2 or 3 likes and assume they're the end of humanity.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials
2. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials Nov 3, 2016, 21:39 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 21:35:
i probably didnt read this right,,, but..

can we get some freaking FINANCIAL data in your FINANCIAL report and not bullshit numbers of how many people have played your online game?


I mean, read the article. Blue mentions their digital revenue, and that they had record operating income, earnings per share, and operating cash flow. He then highlighted the audience reach, which is not a financial metric, because he felt that was more interesting to people here.

So yes, you did not read it right, and you called it bullshit due to your own fault.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2016, 21:38 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 18:06:
Dacote wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 12:35:
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 07:00:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 00:23:
So, uh, what went down while I was away? Why all the removed comments?

I think I made the mistake of quoting something I should have know better than to quote.
Me too.

I think so. It's rather a shame it was so angry because the stupidity was something to behold. Cutter's cousin went to jail for not paying child support and who does Cutter blame? People who always blame other people rather than take responsibility for their own actions. Seriously. Also, racism. Of course.

You forgot the SJWs. He also blamed the SJWs. A grown man discussing SJWs is a site to behold, as well.

In reality, there's shared blame for an unexpected child. No one ever says it's the man's fault, which is why the man isn't expected to do all the support. But, since it's shared blame, the woman can't be expected to, either, and if the man isn't fulfilling his part, that's his fault and off to jail he goes.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials
5. Re: Take-Two Financials Nov 3, 2016, 12:43 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 12:32:
It's amazing to me how much people will instantly listen and believe to some anonymous post with no ability to verify it.

Like I said in the other thread, when people hate something they'll believe anything that verifies their opinions that that thing is bad. "The CEO is orchestrating false flags on soundstages, go to this random website to believe it!"

It's why half of retweeted news on Facebook is outlandish conspiracy theory gibberish. People believe anything that makes them feel smarter than others.

Man, any of the pro/anti-GamerGate reddits subs are perfect examples.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 3, 2016, 09:51 Beamer
 
Worse than believing everything is believing nothing and somehow being convinced that all this footage is faked, for the 1 international newspaper that covers it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2016, 07:00 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 00:23:
So, uh, what went down while I was away? Why all the removed comments?

I think I made the mistake of quoting something I should have know better than to quote.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. removed Nov 2, 2016, 19:53 Beamer
 
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This comment was deleted on Nov 2, 2016, 21:10.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: Into the Black Nov 2, 2016, 10:35 Beamer
 
I bought a super high tech cast iron skillet years ago. Yes, super high tech cast iron skillets exist, haha.

Thing is, I spent a long time trying to season it, using some great sounding tutorials, and then... everything stuck to it. Then I moved to NYC and stopped cooking. Used it for the first time in 2 years (first time I used my stove in two years, too) and, well, stuff stuck. I washed it but forgot to dry it, and now it's rusty.

Sad trombone.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2016, 16:51 Beamer
 
Cutter, maybe it's different in Canada (can't imagine it is), but a water back is just a glass of water, not a carafe (though many places give a carafe because it's just easier), and up always means a stemmed glass.

So says Wikipedia, and The American Bartending School and The BBC, and basically anywhere that isn't Cutter.

You are right about shaking and stirring, though. Unless it has citrus juice, cream, or egg, you probably should be stirring.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2016, 15:41 Beamer
 
egg_mcmuffin wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 14:26:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 14:04:
A favourite treat of mine was the Lemon Luv pie from Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips.

Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time. Are they even still open?


Exclusively in Ohio and NY.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Samsung’s mobile division profits collapse by 96% year-over-year. Noteworthy. Oct 28, 2016, 14:03 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 18:28:
PHJF wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 12:40:
It's noteworthy because Samsung Mobile is still profitable in the face of such a massive stumble.

Except the whole Samsung brand is massively damaged And if the S8 even so much as lights 1 single fire you can expect a massive downturn for Samsung...

Which is really sad.. I always thought they made great tablets ,p

I don't think it's damaged. Anecdotally, people stick with the phones they stick with by now. Every single Galaxy owner I know shrugs this off. Every one. Even on messageboards, you see almost exclusively people either downplaying this or not simply not caring, if they already own Samsung phones.

The people I see talking about it are LG, HTC, Sony and Apple phone owners.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Oct 27, 2016, 16:16 Beamer
 
I don't follow streamers and did not know Bethesda does that, but that's basically a preview. Only more real.

Previews were the least real things ever. I know everyone is sick of me discussing the time I sat in on one, but there was no basis in reality.
 
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News Comments > Uwe Boll Ending Film Career
35. Re: Uwe Boll Ending Film Career Oct 27, 2016, 12:47 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 12:12:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 19:41:
Kxmode wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 18:30:
One down. A few more to go.
Yeah, lets hope Abrams is next.

I was thinking Michael Bay. That man has singlehandedly ruined my childhood (e.g. Transformers, TMNT, etc).

Man, that sucks. I didn't realize he had a time machine and went back to the 80s and early 90s and ruined the things you enjoyed before you could enjoy them. Hope he doesn't do that to me. In the meantime, I just have some easily-ignored films that do nothing to change my opinion of what I liked as a kid (even though nothing is more detrimental than going back and watching some of those cartoons now. They all assumed kids were idiots.)
 
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