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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jan 25, 2021, 14:32
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Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 25, 2021, 14:32
Jan 25, 2021, 14:32
 
The ad is OK and factual. What I don't get is the teenager--14-15 years old?--making the comparison...;) His voice hasn't yet changed...;) Microsoft doesn't want to create an impression that the Surface Pro is only for teens, I should think! Need to do an "adult" targeted ad about this. Trust me, Microsoft--PC gaming is not just about teens...!...and it never has been.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 25, 2021, 14:24
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2021, 14:24
Jan 25, 2021, 14:24
 
I wasn't aware that social media was "centralized"...;) I'm not sure that is the problem. I think the problem is that political censors with shallow mental capacities are running the cancel culture. It's the banning of speech that is the problem.

It may seem like social media is "centralized" and that one "big" censor is directing all of the "little censors" as to content they should ban. But really, I think what happens is mere copy-catting. Censors by nature are fairly dense/dumb, so they merely copy one another. There should be no censors employed by social media--that would fix the problem nicely.

IMO, apart from the following two characteristics, no speech should be censored:

1) Gratuitously profane posts which do little aside from convey profanity sans any rational thought.
(Ex: "F---,F---,F---, you, u motherf---ing S-- o- a b-----! Eat my d---!")
2) Threats of physical violence against named individuals.
(Ex: "I am going to shoot J-- B---- soon.", etc.)

Apart from the two conditions above--nothing at all should be censored from public discourse. Censorship of political speech is not only as dumb and unenlightened and as backwards as it gets, in America it is unconstitutional (illegal) for any US government authority, be it local, state, or federal, to penalize or punish any American for his political speech. Free speech is an American birthright. Only fools and ingrates would see that right nullified, imo. American social media companies which pretend to offer-free speech platforms to the American public--but don't--should be heavily fined by the government until the censorship of non-profane, non-threatening discussion stops. $1 million a day in fines should do it for the first 90 days, escalating to $2 million a day for the next 90 days, escalating to $3 million a day for the next 90 days, and so on--until either the company goes bust or the censorship finally stops.

Few people will be happy with Tim Cook or Zuckerberg telling them what they can read, what they can say, and what they can think. IE, the judgment and reasoning capabilities of either of these individuals is sorely deficient in this regard. Free public political speech is always the best policy! And in America, it's the law.

It is well known universally that I do not make mistakes--so, if you should happen across an error in that which I have written, please be assured that *I* did not write it!...:)
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Re: GTA Online Cheat Seller Thwarted
Jan 25, 2021, 13:33
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Re: GTA Online Cheat Seller Thwarted Jan 25, 2021, 13:33
Jan 25, 2021, 13:33
 
Brutally ironic that a game glorifying the lives of lowlifes who lie, murder, and cheat their way through life gets subverted by a lowlife company selling cheats...;)

Rockstar to Luna Cheats: "Get your lyin', stinkin', cheatin' hands OFF our game about cheating as a valid career!"...;)
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Re: Gabe Newell on Brain Computer Interfaces
Jan 25, 2021, 13:23
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Re: Gabe Newell on Brain Computer Interfaces Jan 25, 2021, 13:23
Jan 25, 2021, 13:23
 
One day, in the future, Gabe Newell will develop a functioning human brain! At least, there is a 60% probability of that event (according to MAD magazine.) Right now, however, Newell knows as much about the brain as I do about time travel in the Andromeda galaxy. Newell reminds me of Bill Gates, lately, as both men have become legends in their own minds. Gates has zero medical training or education and never did manage to complete a BA, but he reads laymen-level medical articles in People magazine and thinks he's now a vaccine specialist and biochemist of world renown who eagerly dispenses gratis vaccine advice (to anyone who will listen to him, apparently.) Newell still cannot manage to answer a simple yes-no query about HL3, and otherwise prefers using three hundred multi-syllable words when only three actual words are required. Both men spout incredibly impotent notions about many, many things, however. They will gladly advise the world on any topic without regard as to whether their advice is worth listening to! (We are all so lucky, eh?...;))
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Re: Sunday Mobilization
Jan 24, 2021, 18:22
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Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 24, 2021, 18:22
Jan 24, 2021, 18:22
 
Mag safe, not so "safe" after all, eh, Apple?
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jan 24, 2021, 18:19
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 24, 2021, 18:19
Jan 24, 2021, 18:19
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2021, 18:10:
Rust? Did they have a sale or something?
...;) Looks like a really slow week at Steam...;)
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Jan 23, 2021, 10:11
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Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 23, 2021, 10:11
Jan 23, 2021, 10:11
 
I very much doubt it's only the "far right" that wants to cancel the cancel culture...;) It's hard for me to understand the lunatic idea that censorship is a net positive. Far better to debate ideas rather than banning them, imo.
It is well known universally that I do not make mistakes--so, if you should happen across an error in that which I have written, please be assured that *I* did not write it!...:)
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Re: Morning Patches
Jan 20, 2021, 13:03
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Re: Morning Patches Jan 20, 2021, 13:03
Jan 20, 2021, 13:03
 
Skyrim textures look very blurred for some reason. Pass.
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Re: HITMAN 3 Reviews
Jan 19, 2021, 17:50
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Re: HITMAN 3 Reviews Jan 19, 2021, 17:50
Jan 19, 2021, 17:50
 
Huge number of reviews for a game series that just doesn't capture my interests. Running around murdering people for cash? The idea has never appealed...;)
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 17, 2021, 16:30
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Re: Op Ed Jan 17, 2021, 16:30
Jan 17, 2021, 16:30
 
This opinion is why no one should ever go to Forbes for a worthwhile and insightful view of consumer computer technology and software...;) To think that anyone would compare Anthem with CyberPunk 2077 is--well--just nuts...;) Only people who don't know what they are talking about would do so. Calling the ~14 million pre-orders for this game "a disaster" is such a ridiculous comment it's hard to understand the sentiment. Has nothing to do with "morals"--it's a mistake made often by game publishers for the past 20 years--it's called "premature release"...;) And, yes, it can be treated!

The main problem with CP2077 is merely that it was released six months prematurely. (You can't fix Anthem, imo. There's just nothing there.) So, that's it with CP2077--it's six months early. It was merely a poor managerial decision by people within CDPR management who think a lot like the people at Forbes think--they thought they had to release the game at Christmas or they would lose several million sales. Wrong--big games backed by big-rep developers can be released any time of the year--the holidays have almost nothing to do with those sales. Computer people who play computer games understand why this is so. Corporate bean counters do not. Obviously.

It still boggles my mind how the developers who created such a masterpiece in Witcher 3 could even develop a game like CP2077. Geralt is fairly original and enormously successful. CP2077 is just a failed attempt to one-up GTA. Conversely, can you picture Rockstar games doing a Witcher 3? Hah-hah...;) Me, neither!

Unfortunately, CDPR management has thrown a monkey wrench into the reputation of CDPR as a games developer at the very top of its game! The only reason there were nearly 14 million pre-orders was because of Geralt and the rep CDPR had earned with Witcher 3, in particular. Such a shame to see that reputation tarnished by the premature release of this game. I doubt CDPR will ever see the CP2077 numbers on pre-orders again. But I don't believe in pre-orders anyway unless they are accompanied by 40%-50% MSRP discounts...! Now that's a rational reason to pre-order, imo...;)
It is well known universally that I do not make mistakes--so, if you should happen across an error in that which I have written, please be assured that *I* did not write it!...:)
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Expos� Follow-up
Jan 17, 2021, 16:01
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Expos� Follow-up Jan 17, 2021, 16:01
Jan 17, 2021, 16:01
 
Have they not refunded all who wished to be refunded? Have they not pledged to fix the problems and hammer the game into something people don't have to rationalize? I'd say they have, on both counts. The lawyers will second-guess this thing to death in order to try and weasel a settlement out of CDPR--for themselves only, of course. But the fact is that grown adults with expendable incomes should understand the risk and the folly of pre-ordering software by paying for it before they know if they will even like the game that finally ships. There is no reason, apart from a big discount, to pre-order any game at any time. Interesting to note just how few pre-orders provide any discounts at all--usually it's just junk stuff that's useless anywhere except in the game, and often not even useful in the game!

"Act in haste; repent at leisure," etc. Caveat Emptor--buyer beware. "Look before you leap," etc. Some lessons never go out of style, imo. One of my favorites: "Beware of lawyers bearing gifts"...;)

It is well known universally that I do not make mistakes--so, if you should happen across an error in that which I have written, please be assured that *I* did not write it!...:)
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Re: Saturday Consolidation
Jan 17, 2021, 11:44
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Re: Saturday Consolidation Jan 17, 2021, 11:44
Jan 17, 2021, 11:44
 
Just because something consumes electricity doesn't mean it's "bad for the environment"...;) Imagine how much wattage the world's cities and towns use each year for their nighttime lighting. x-Box doesn't even register on that scale.
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Re: Epic Sues Apple and Google in the UK
Jan 15, 2021, 17:45
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Re: Epic Sues Apple and Google in the UK Jan 15, 2021, 17:45
Jan 15, 2021, 17:45
 
Amusing when you consider that no one would sit still for Dell forcing their customers to buy their software exclusively though the Dell store and nowhere else, while Dell keeps 30% of the proceeds. Imagine if, on top of that, Dell decided what the owners of Dell computers could buy and what they could not. Nope, can't imagine that because no one would stand for it. Apple customers, however, are used to it. I hope that Epic succeeds--Apple software/hardware customers have been brow-beaten and dominated so long By Apple they no longer understand when they are being taken--even with $1k monitor stands...;)
It is well known universally that I do not make mistakes--so, if you should happen across an error in that which I have written, please be assured that *I* did not write it!...:)
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Jan 14, 2021, 19:09
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 14, 2021, 19:09
Jan 14, 2021, 19:09
 
Want to cancel Prime?...just flip through the six pages and hit "cancel." As simple as that. Sure, they try and talk you out of cancelling by reminding you of what you get for the money (every year I save a good bit more in shipping charges for 2-day deliveries than my Prime fee!). Starving lawyers and cash-strapped governments are always looking to sue somebody for a meal ticket. This is "flimsy excuse 1001" for a lawsuit...;) Man, the people behind these suits get a kick out of claiming that people are idiots--and will be utterly confused by Amazon and so will fail to cancel even if they really want to cancel. Bah, humbug...;)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 13, 2021, 20:32
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2021, 20:32
Jan 13, 2021, 20:32
 
Sean Connery is dead, and so is Bond, imo. I loved Casino Royale with Craig as Bond. I think it's the best Bond film ever made. I thought that all of Craig's Bonds since that one have waxed measurably worse, however. It's too bad, but all things must pass.

If you really want to laugh so hard that you lose your lunch, try giving the first "Casino Royale" with David Niven a half hour of your life. I don't think you can watch much more of it than that...;) It really, really stinks--and that is nowhere near the criticism it deserves. As a "parody" it's so bad--more of a parody of Green Acres, imo. But if "Oh, dahling...how are you, dahling?" is your cup of tea, and you liked Za-Za Gabor in Green Acres--then you will probably like David Niven's "Casino Royale"...;)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061452/

Thank goodness the first Bond Novel, Casino Royale, was nothing like this movie--or we may never have heard of James Bond!
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jan 13, 2021, 20:11
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 13, 2021, 20:11
Jan 13, 2021, 20:11
 
Is that guy going to get a haircut anytime soon?...;) Good grief--I sound like my Dad talking to me in the 60's about my haircuts. The older I get the more amazed I am by how much more intelligent my father got as I aged...;) (A slight spin on Mark Twain.)
It is well known universally that I do not make mistakes--so, if you should happen across an error in that which I have written, please be assured that *I* did not write it!...:)
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Jan 13, 2021, 20:08
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 13, 2021, 20:08
Jan 13, 2021, 20:08
 
Twitter is a sewer, comparatively. AMZN is dead wrong about this. The country is getting very tired of stupid censors waging war against freedom of speech. Let them all move to China if they want to surrender their rights so badly. The Chinese will be happy to take theirs away.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Jan 13, 2021, 20:05
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Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 13, 2021, 20:05
Jan 13, 2021, 20:05
 
Never heard of them...have to be a lot smarter than BLM, I suppose...;) All these groups are whacko--imo.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Jan 13, 2021, 20:03
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Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 13, 2021, 20:03
Jan 13, 2021, 20:03
 
I thought Postal workers were supposed to be reasonably intelligent--pass a few tests and background checks to get their jobs. It's shocking to see how stupid some of them can be. This guy traded his career for a $500 console. Another Postal worker traded his career for some Netflix DVDs--he didn't steal them--just delayed them while he made copies of them. Just to save a $10-a-month Netflix subscription of his own. Unreal. What idiots.
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Re: Brenda and John Romero Honored
Jan 13, 2021, 19:56
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Re: Brenda and John Romero Honored Jan 13, 2021, 19:56
Jan 13, 2021, 19:56
 
Romero quote:

"Contrary to what you may have heard...it wasn't just a level or two that I designed--oh, no. Indeed, I single-handedly wrote all of the code for Doom and all of the code for Quake. I did all of the art and animation, sound effects, and I wrote all of the memorable scores. That's what I did--don't know what Carmack has been telling you--I gave him the source and my notes later on. Guess that was a mistake, huh?"

NYC Videogame Critics Circle of Wannabe' Game Critics quote: "The Legend Award is for people who are Legends in their Own Minds, crafted especially for them, the Smart Ones who wish to pay for the priceless recognition that our awards lend them!"
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