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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
18. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2017, 22:15 Beamer
 
Passports aren't fireproof, but certainly take more to catch on fire than newspaper, and I can easily ball up a newspaper and throw it through a fire without it catching. Sure, the fire we're discussing is hotter, but the objects we're discussing were shielded in bags and moving much, much faster.

There is literally no valid proof of anything government led in 9/11. None. There's just "the government isn't trustworthy." Well, Roger Clemens isn't trustworthy, but if I saw a chip in his windshield I wouldn't assume he went after it with a pickaxe...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2017, 22:12 Beamer
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 14:15:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 13:32:
Ah, I see... I guess that makes some sense. *shrug* Always seemed to me plenty of their advertising was pointed at non-corporate targets -- but that could be a bad interpretation by me.

Well home sales may not have been the meat of the office income, but they certainly wanted that gravy. I think there are too many free options out there, that more than meet the needs of home users, for anyone to consider paying for office 360 or a standalone version of office. Personally I prefer office, but if I hadn't gotten a cheap version through work I'd still be perfectly happy using Libre.

Libre is fine for most things. Serious spreadsheets and presentations it is not, but I wouldn't much care outside of work.

And I wouldn't want to submit a resume from Libre, unless it's been made a .pdf, because you never know what version of Office it's being opened in (and it is being opened in Office) and how it would print.

Otherwise? For 99% of home users it's fine, because those people never get into power user situations. For power users, Excel and PowerPoint or bust.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
59. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 12:45 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 10:27:
descender wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 10:25:
The Washington Examiner? Strike two? Laugh

Everyone loves to play the cynic, but it's painfully obvious when you are just repeating headlines and don't understand the topic you are talking about. Obama's previous restrictions on visa's and Trump's current ban on all entry from these countries are not even remotely similar. There is no hypocrisy, just your inability to discern a proper source of news.

You don't have to claim a team when you are making excuses for one side constantly.

*Yawn. It is a 90 day deal. Calm down sally. Whether you like the source or not, they aren't making shit up, the information is out there, that was the first link that put it all together

Are those better sites?

Actually, it's 120 days, not 90. And why is it temporary? What's the justification? Do you think it will be extended?

Those aren't rhetorical questions. You're adamant about getting into an argument about the hypocrisy you feel, yet you seem very misinformed and are getting basic information incorrect. I don't see how a hold on new SIVs (do you know what SIVs are?) is comparable to blocking all immigration, even to green card holders.

I'd like for you to explain how those are the same, as well.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 12:37 Beamer
 
I hate Brady more than anyone else here. Which says a lot, I feel many here absolutely despise Brady.

But if he wins this weekend, I find it really hard to put together sound arguments for him not being the best of all time.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Series Hiatus?
23. Re: Deus Ex Series Hiatus? Jan 30, 2017, 12:36 Beamer
 
Anyone finding HR to be a bad or poorly handled game is absolutely insane.

Yeah, differences of opinions and all, but there's no way to call it bad.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2017, 09:49 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 09:29:
The only reason MS Office hasn't totally died is corporate sales. I used probably every version of MS Office ever made, at work. I personally bought the 1998 version, and never bought another. I started using LibreOffice a couple of years ago, haven't found an issue with it yet...

"Outside of the vast majority of users and the largest market by a very significant amount, it would be dead."

I mean, if not for people that enjoy using the internet and playing games on their phones, smartphones would be dead. My father has been using a fliphone since 1998 and it works fine for him. The only reason smartphones have caught on is the bulk of the market likes them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 09:47 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 08:56:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 08:29:
Retired wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 07:55:
The past 3 presidents have instituted similar bans, Obama did 6-7 times!

And the world didn't burn.....weird.
Big difference between passing a bill through Congress and just issuing an Executive Order. Which is one of the things the GOP constantly railed about against Obama. Apparently, as usual, it is okay for the GOP to do what they complained bitterly about the Ds doing.
Once again, not defending, but the media has created the majority of our problems in this country in the past 15-20 years.
Yeah, people's actions mean nothing. It is only the press reporting those actions that create problems. Obviously. Rolleyes



Obama came out yesterday and said that Trump was doing was unamerican. Apparently was ok when he did it. But i am sure you have more excuses and then blame Bush.

Terrible cycle.


Bats, outside of this discussion you're a smart guy. I'm certain you can see the differences between what Trump is doing and what Obama did.

But, given that your source is Townhall, maybe you want to be misinformed?

Obama did it to one country, and only to those applying for SIVs, not everybody, including those with greencards. Religion had nothing to do with it. Obama's came after the arrest of two Iraqis making plans in Kentucky. Trump's is on a whim with no evidence everywhere. Obama's wasn't blanket and didn't stop visas, and there wasn't a single month that we didn't have Iraqi refugees coming into the US. Not a single month. Obama's process also involved the State Department and the Judicial Department and came with warning, Trump just did this with on his own.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Colony Remake Plans
17. Re: Titanfall 2 Colony Remake Plans Jan 29, 2017, 10:24 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 16:50:
El Pit wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 16:19:
I heard that the singleplayer part is very entertaining, but extremely short. So I am waiting for a low price because SP is all I am interested in. If they should ever decide to produce a Titanfall game offering as much quality SP gameplay as the latest Doom, I will be ready to throw more money at them.

Well, you heard correctly about the single player. It's short and sweet, you could easily finish it in about 4-5 hours, I think, maybe even less if you burn through it. I leisurely strolled through it in about 6 hours I believe.

The focus of the game is definitely the multiplayer, if you aren't interested in doing small team DM style games(there are other modes, but the vast majority of the population plays the DMish mode with Titans, 6v6 and some bot humans and small mechs on each team.), this might not be the game for you.


I feel like, in the past years, I've played more FPS games that just won't end than more that I felt ended way too soon. 4-5 is short, but I've become a believer that 8-10 is the sweet spot, 12 being fine, and anything longer being usually really annoying. Unless it's open world.

I also don't really bother paying full price, so if I paid $15 for 4-5 really good hours, I'd be ok with that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
49. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2017, 17:03 Beamer
 
As someone with no nostalgia about Star Wars, but recently rewatched Episodes 4&5, I found TFA more entertaining.

A New Hope feels weirdly rushed, with a bratty teen farmhand weirdly being the best pilot in the rebellion. Again, 0 nostalgia here, and I found it a kind of boring movie that moved from point A to point B with no real reason or logic behind it.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Jan 28, 2017, 10:20 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 08:36:
But yeah, the redactions make it hard. What amuses me as well, are the number of sites now coming out saying "See, this is why the FBI is bad." Or "See this is proof of their harassment..." when it's proof otherwise.

What amuses me is how you GGers think what someone with one follower on Twitter says, or someone that is solely a known name to you people (such as Josh McIntosh) is "a number of sites."
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
33. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 25, 2017, 21:39 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 20:03:
Quboid wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 16:26:
Beamer wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 15:46:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 13:23:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 24, 2017, 19:52:
Timmeh approved facts:

Nothing that has ever happened or will ever happen was as great as Donald Trumpís inauguration.
SNIP
Donald Trump is the star. People love him.
He won the popular vote, too.

Now the poor sod will think that the wapo posts real news. snicker
We already know that he can't tell the difference.


...

I mean, you just posted a humorous (or, if you will, "humorous") op/ed piece by a comedy writer. Every newspaper in the country has similar columnists writing similar things.

That anyone is passing that off as proof of the Washington Post making things up just means they don't understand news.

I don't think RedEye9 is. He means Timmeh will mistake it for real *because* it's made up - like the rest of what Timmeh believes, albeit for different reasons. "Comedy", rather than propaganda.
Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner.
Timmeh don't know what's real, I was just pointing that out. That's all.

My apologies. It felt weird coming from you, but these are weird times.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
29. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 25, 2017, 15:46 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 13:23:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 24, 2017, 19:52:
Timmeh approved facts:

Nothing that has ever happened or will ever happen was as great as Donald Trumpís inauguration.
SNIP
Donald Trump is the star. People love him.
He won the popular vote, too.

Now the poor sod will think that the wapo posts real news. snicker
We already know that he can't tell the difference.


...

I mean, you just posted a humorous (or, if you will, "humorous") op/ed piece by a comedy writer. Every newspaper in the country has similar columnists writing similar things.

That anyone is passing that off as proof of the Washington Post making things up just means they don't understand news.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 25, 2017, 08:34 Beamer
 
Sorry. I defended wheeler at the time. His words upon accepting the job were to defend the citizens.

The new guy was part of Wheelers FCC. He routinely criticized Wheeler. Read literally any single thing he's said about net neutrality. Any thing. It isn't like he was a lobbyist who now got paid to do different work. This guy has been undermining the FCC from the inside years already.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 25, 2017, 07:42 Beamer
 
For every two jobs you create maintaining a robot you'll lose one elsewhere in supply chain, probably a higher paying one, involved in overseas production or importing. Companies still have large teams doing that work.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
58. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2017, 18:33 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jan 24, 2017, 16:19:
I don't really care what gender or skin color his picks are as long as they're qualified and most aren't.

Listen, nothing qualifies someone more for his cabinet than praising him and lavishing him with money. So yes, they're all wholly qualified!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 24, 2017, 18:33 Beamer
 
Yeah, the biggest issue with building factories in the US is they'd almost definitely be automated. Not everything can be automated, and you still need maintenance and custodians, but in general you don't get too many more jobs than you'd have managing and negotiating the international supply chain and shipping.

So you get more expensive products without really increasing jobs.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
28. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 23, 2017, 18:03 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 15:23:
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 15:25:
But the TVs that have HDr aren't more expensive because of hdr. They're the flagship TVs. They have significantly better specs

I won't argue there aren't better TV's, but I think the Billy Joel song using the adage "You get the same mileage from a cheap pair of speakers". For many and I mean most, there is a little difference from a cheap ass TV vs one many more times the cost that they really care all that much about. Law of DimReturns.

Yes, but this is a forum where people buy $500+ graphics cards and build $2000 computers.

For many and I mean most, there is little difference between a cheapass laptop vs one many more times the cost. But this isn't true for all. For the rest, they buy the top of the line TV.

For the rest, wait a few years and those new bells and whistles that cost a lot to develop (and develop manufacturing techniques for and can't yet be fully scaled) will be in their TVs.

Regardless, when I was in bschool my roommate had a higher end TV. His family came to visit prior to graduation and he sent them home with a wave of his stuff, as they had an SUV. In went his TV. A neighbor across the hall brought his over for the remaining month, as I was the one with the Xbox. His was a low end TV, same size but lower end. It looked like someone had smeared Vaseline all over it, relative to the first TV. I'll never skimp on my own TV after that. The difference, to me personally, is night and day. It is to my mom, too, which is why she always asks why the TV I bought them looks nowhere near as nice as the one I bought myself. My dad, though, thinks a TV is a TV and you buy the cheapest one for the size you want.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 23, 2017, 10:56 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 04:55:
Whatever else people may think about Trump, he's got the obfuscating part just right. As long as people are talking about his stupid orange hair implants, his clone-baby son, his Slovenian hottie wife, the crowd size at his inaugration and other stupid REALITY TV BULLSHIT etc. he will be busy doing whatever he wants with the Affordable Care Act and anything else that isn't nearly as exciting as whether Melania is taking Gwyneth's advice and inserting Jade eggs into her vagina....

Case in point: read this thread.

Also, those autonomous drone clusters are some fucking scary shit.

I mean, he's the only one (and, of course, people like Danger Dog), discussing the size of the inauguration.

Most people are discussing the size and adamancy of his lies.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 23, 2017, 10:55 Beamer
 
I am 100% certain I am better at firing a gun thanks to video games.

I'm also better at surgery, running a lemonade stand, figuring out how to power an entire city, and leading a 6 person squad in a stand against aliens.

Now, I'm probably not particularly good at any of this (well, I'd crush a lemonade stand), but I'm better. Because a tiny bit of understanding that's 10% accurate is better than zero understanding.

Also, I only played Mass Effect for about 10 minutes, but I think I could still seduce a blue person.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
103. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 23, 2017, 10:52 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 02:57:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 02:32:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 02:04:
Saboth wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 21:30:
So Sean Spicer (Trump's press secretary) just had a press conference where he literally yelled at the media for accurately reporting the fact Trump had about 60% fewer in attendance at his inauguration than Obama did in 2009. Photo evidence proves about 1/2 as many showed up as Trump prepared for. Thousands of people on the ground confirmed the numbers. He is using the number of Metro riders as proof X amount of people were at the inauguration, but Trump protestors were also using the Metro yesterday and today. In fact, many estimate the number of protestors today dwarfed the number that turned out for Trump's big day. Sad to see the *White House Press Secretary* yelling at the media for reporting facts on Trump because it bruises Trump's fragile ego.


Yeah, kinda stupid statement. I would have put it better:
"Look at the weather and compare it to Obamas inaugurations."

Obama's 2009 inauguration was in the high 20s. Trump's was high 40s, with some light rain.

http://wtop.com/weather/2017/01/inauguration-weather-friday-years/slide/1/
Rain at those temperatures can mess you up really badly.
I shouldnt have to tell you that.

Whether (heh, "weather!") true for all/most or not, a proper politician would have gone with what you're saying. That's spin. It isn't a lie, but it's a new angle to view the facts.

Instead, they just made up facts, then got angry when people disagreed. You're right, being rained on in 40 degree weather is really unpleasant. Is that worse than 20 degree weather? Depends on the person, but it's a perfectly valid belief for why crowds were down.
 
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