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News Comments > Project CARS 2 This Year
30. Re: Project CARS 2 This Year Feb 8, 2017, 21:55 Orogogus
 
double post, bah  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 8, 2017, 19:53 Orogogus
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 19:36:
People running around with drugs and guns isn't a black, brown, white, gay, straight issue, it's a FUCKTARD issue. And fucktards come in all different colors and sizes.

Context and intent aside, is there a link regarding the Obama pardonees that isn't the Daily Mail, Western Journalism, etc.?
 
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 This Year
26. Re: Project CARS 2 This Year Feb 8, 2017, 19:48 Orogogus
 
Slick wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 19:10:
And don't even think about the Rift, it's garbage.

If theglaze's interest is solely in sim racing, then I think the Rift may be the better choice. My Rift has tracking and connectivity issues for roomscale and Oculus keeps releasing stuff for the gamepad and doesn't support Touch, but for cockpit/driving sims I hear it has better image quality (Elite) and less stutter (Project Cars). Also, for someone who really doesn't care about VR outside of cockpit sims, it will be cheaper because you don't have to buy the Touch (or a third sensor).

For people interested in VR in general I would lean towards the Vive, however. People seem to like the Touch better than the Vive wands, but Valve's improving on their product while there's no indication that Oculus is doing anything other than buying up a few more exclusives; for all I know they're going to drop the PC and move to mobile or AR in the next generation.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 7, 2017, 15:21 Orogogus
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 7, 2017, 15:04:
A) How does he know where the child porn is. B) How does anyone know it's 20%. If they know the total amount than they must know where it is, right? And if that's the case why is it still there?

I mean, I know you only read the headlines, but even then it clearly doesn't say he took down 20% of all child porn sites.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
49. Re: On Sale Feb 7, 2017, 01:47 Orogogus
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 23:38:
Orogogus wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 21:16:
Well... I can sort of see that. One obsessive bully who's fixated on screwing his neighbor can generate a really large amount of BS testimony and evidence.

Which is why I provided audio recordings. They are unedited and raw. If AC listens to them, they'll hear what I hear. I didn't have enough storage space to record hours of it, but it provides the audio proof of the issue along with the logs.

Right, but how do the authorities know they're unedited? What I'm getting at is that one nutcase can generate a lot of authentic-looking evidence. If I were an asshole with too much free time, would I be able to produce recordings of a dog going haywire and present them convincingly as unedited raw files? Probably. But I might have a hard time convincing any other neighbors to go along with it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 6, 2017, 21:16 Orogogus
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 20:35:
It's almost like they are treating me as the guilty party and the burden of proof is on me. I don't understand how getting another resident involved somehow makes the proof legit beyond the detailed logs and audio recording I provided.

Well... I can sort of see that. One obsessive bully who's fixated on screwing his neighbor can generate a really large amount of BS testimony and evidence. There was that crazy lady in Irvine last year who planted drugs and crap to get at the volunteer worker at her son's school. Unless there are ulterior issues like race or religion at work you expect it would be way harder for those kinds of people to wreak havoc at will if it requires a second person to complain.

This comment was edited on Feb 6, 2017, 21:32.
 
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News Comments > Starbreeze Publishing Psychonauts 2
9. Re: Starbreeze Publishing Psychonauts 2 Feb 6, 2017, 19:12 Orogogus
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 17:53:
Between Broken Age, Massive Chalice, SpaceBase DF-9 and what's come out about their past projects before turning to Kickstarter, Double Fine and Tim Schafer have shown they don't have a lot of respect for their fan's money or anyone's frankly.

Eh. I thought Massive Chalice was pretty fun. I admittedly got it late for like $1.50, but it wasn't something I would have felt insulted at paying the full $20 for. And although Broken Age was a so-so adventure game, I also paid for the project's documentary component, which I enjoyed a lot. I didn't feel ripped off there, either, although I guess I wasn't hoping for a physical copy or anything, either.

Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 17:53:
Star Control II is my favourite game of all-time so I can speak to that as well. There's one key difference between what Stardock is doing and what Double Fine does: Stardock's paying for it themselves. Yes, they sold Founder's Packs for Star Control (and full disclosure, I had a massive slip in judgement and bought one, which I have regretted for some time now) but the game would be getting made whether a single one sold or not. They aren't using nostalgia as a way to get people to pay them to make something. They're making it and hoping nostalgia, combined with quality will help it sell well enough to make a profit for them.

See, I don't care a ton about where the funding is coming from. It just seems to me that Psychonauts 2, where you have a reasonable expectation of seeing the same gameplay, characters and storytelling style from the main developer behind the first game, is a more valid use of nostalgia than one where someone paid money to put a name on a product that's using none of the IP (other than the name itself) and is going in without the original creators' involvement. Ford and Reiche were able to make a very good game in the vein of Starflight without relying on nostalgia to boost sales, and no matter how good the new game is it's not really clear to me why Stardock didn't do the same. To you the difference is something about funding, but to me it's about giving people what they're asking for versus paying money to buy an audience.
 
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News Comments > Starbreeze Publishing Psychonauts 2
5. Re: Starbreeze Publishing Psychonauts 2 Feb 6, 2017, 16:36 Orogogus
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 15:33:
Double Fine didn't get backing for Psychonauts 2 because they showed they'll do a good job with it, they did it by exploiting nostalgia for a cult hit. Now, if you're saying that's a bad reason for a ton of people to throw money at it, I'd agree with you but it doesn't let Double Fine off the hook for exploiting that to begin with.

People who liked Psychonauts are understandably excited to see a sequel, and Double Fine was the original developer, with Schafer at the helm. It seems pretty cynical to go on about this as exploitation of nostalgia.

When you have a new developer using the Star Control name even though they don't have the rights to any of the aliens and they're immediately rebooting the history -- I can see how that charge would apply. But this seems like giving people what they want.

EDIT: Did you mean that that would be a good reason for people to throw money at it? Your phrasing here is difficult to parse.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jan 28, 2017, 04:32 Orogogus
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 00:01:
Quboid wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 22:44:
Where does it say that?

Read it. You'll run across the part where the statement of "harassment" was from a known parties to the victims and they didn't want to press charges. You'll also bump into the part of no-jurisdiction a bit further on. The entire thing is worth the read if you can understand the legalese, if you don't? Good time to learn.

Read it, didn't see the part about known parties and declining to press charges. I see where the Boston attorney general's office declined to prosecute, and I see a jurisdiction issue on page 168, and if that's what you're referring to it would have been really helpful for you to include a page number.

It's not so difficult reading the legalese as it is all the redactions. It's entirely possible I missed the part you're referring to. Again, a page number would help here.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
15. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 27, 2017, 02:31 Orogogus
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 15:43:
His defense was a complete fraud. Both his parents being ex cops, saved his ass.

Don't know if that's true. The other guy got 18 months. More than 9, but not the numbers you're suggesting, either. I guess part of it is because they can't prove either of these guys was the uploader?
 
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News Comments > Galaxy of Pen & Paper Announced
8. Re: Galaxy of Pen & Paper Announced Jan 19, 2017, 19:13 Orogogus
 
Cutter constantly bitches about prices in CDN, and people constantly assume he's talking about USD and he invariably tells them off for it.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 13, 2017, 14:19 Orogogus
 
Slick wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 14:06:
- Adding insult to injury they're offering free NES and SNES games monthly to people who subscribe...but they vanish the next month. Only Nintendo could be this stingy with 20-30 year old games.

SO YOU'RE MAD AT FREE STUFF BECAUSE IT ISN'T THE TYPE OF FREE THAT YOU WANT.

Holy crap, Slick, go suck on an egg. Expiring NES/SNES games is absurd.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 16:02 Orogogus
 
buy / by  
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Trailer
11. Re: Conan Exiles Trailer Jan 6, 2017, 14:51 Orogogus
 
  • Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 14:37:
    Cutter wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 13:30:
    Don't go look at the front page of their website or anything....

    PLAY TOGETHER OR ALONE

    Play alone locally,

    learn how to read

    HorrorScope wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 13:04:
    Well it depends on what type of server or friends you have. For me I'll run my own (assuming it has a dedicated server option)with only those invited.

    Doesn't the next sentence he quoted say, "Host your own server and invite others to join you in a world where you have full control of the rules and settings"?
     
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    News Comments > VR Rifle and Haptic Vest Revealed
    7. Re: VR Rifle and Haptic Vest Revealed Jan 5, 2017, 14:21 Orogogus
     
    I don't think the Vive and Rift accessories will be compatible. The Vive operates off of the gear having sensors to detect lasers from the lighthouses, while the Rift has emitters on the gear to be detected by the sensors. I think they'd have to release a different product for each system.

    Regarding shooting games, I find Space Pirate Trainer a lot of fun. As you said, the shooting and dodging is really good. But my aim is dire.
     
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    News Comments > VR Rifle and Haptic Vest Revealed
    5. Re: VR Rifle and Haptic Vest Revealed Jan 5, 2017, 12:59 Orogogus
     
    UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:12:
    One thing I wonder is: how long before someone walks by a window at a house / apt and sees someone pointing this around in their home and then freaks out and calls the cops.

    Probably quite a while? I think people with VR headsets try not to put them next to unobstructed windows. The lenses on the Vive and Rift are sensitive to sunlight, and it's just asking to be burglarized.
     
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    News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
    12. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 2, 2017, 04:41 Orogogus
     
    jamiedj99 wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 00:25:
    the accpetable margin for products failing is like 3-4% the battery epxloding was like .1% so no it was not a real issue

    There are levels of failure. 3-4% might be acceptable for minor defects out of the box. But every 25th or 30th product catching fire would be somewhat catastrophic.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    61. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2016, 02:04 Orogogus
     
    bigspender wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 17:33:
    This isn't the course which my friend went on, but it's was similar: http://www.auspen.org.au/events/auspen-advanced-clinical-nutrition-course-2016/
    Look at the sponsors: Nestle...... and a Pharma company specializing in chronically ill patients (why are the patients chronically ill, if the diet is so healthy?).

    That's a clinical nutrition course, for feeding hospitalized patients. Note the focus points regarding acute phase response, albumin kinetics, and enteral/parenteral nutrition. That's not a course for telling people what to eat at home. And when I go to the US home page of that pharma company, Fresenius Kabi, they have several clinical nutrition products -- that is to say, IVs.

    Can you find another one that's more representative of what you're talking about?
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    58. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2016, 13:08 Orogogus
     
    jdreyer wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 03:23:
    Orogogus wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 02:21:
    I believe they don't have to do any encouraging, and if they did it would backfire almost immediately. How many times do they have to suggest to (real) doctors to encourage patients to eat more bacon before one of them outs it on the Internet?
    You may have heard of this doctor before that encouraged people to eat as much bacon as they liked: Doctor Robert Atkins.

    He wasn't the voice of the medical establishment, at all. Your family practitioner isn't going to tell you to go on the Atkins diet; that's by and large something people bring up on their own. And I don't think you're going to find any evidence that he was motivated by payouts from the drug industry.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    55. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2016, 02:21 Orogogus
     
    bigspender wrote on Dec 28, 2016, 18:42:
    I'm not sure if you have ever seen that show called Doctors? But they are constantly telling people to eat bacon and eggs for breakfast, they push ketogenic diets, paleo diets and other cholesterol heavy foods.(and shunning healthy staples like potatoes).
    Other celebrity doctors like Dr. Axe doing a similar thing.

    I haven't seen it, but I don't think celebrity doctors count. People giving advice primarily through TV are probably entertainers first and medical practitioners second. They're shysters promising people what they want, \a way to lose weight without eating less and exercising more.

    Like I mentioned, the conferences and training programs that doctors are sent to are funded by drug companies - why else would a drug company sponsor it if they weren't getting something back? EDIT: my local doctors office is full of pamphlets that look very similar to official dietary guidelines, except in the fine print they are industry created, and of course they tell you to eat more eggs, red meat etc These pamphlets wouldn't fool you or me, but the general public will take read them in waiting room and assume the information is correct, since it's at the doctors office.

    Drug companies do have a history of getting cozy with doctors, I just don't believe that they're behind the dietary aspect. There are problems that would exist even without nefarious intent -- we can have firemen without them also being arsonists, we can have SAT prep classes without them secretly encouraging kids to text in shorthand so they'll be bad at formal writing.

    Yes exactly, obesity itself causes problems, which is why there is a big incentive to encourage more people to be obese, and keep them that way. Obesity related diseases do not kill people quickly, so they will be able to keep taking the drugs for a long time. Drugs that treat (not cure) chronic diseases are where they make all of their money.

    I believe they don't have to do any encouraging, and if they did it would backfire almost immediately. How many times do they have to suggest to (real) doctors to encourage patients to eat more bacon before one of them outs it on the Internet?

    On the other hand I do believe the food industry is doing a ton of consumer-unfriendly lobbying and advertising. The sugar lobby was in the news recently for making a bogeyman out of cholesterol fat for decades so they could sell more soft drinks and sweets, shouting down research that disagreed with their goal of selling more product. The corn industry's lobbying for subsidies and use of HFC in everything is well documented. This kind of thing does make people fat, and they totally are in bed with government. Industry is just not subtle enough to go for a long game of getting people sick to sell more pharmaceuticals.

    I work for a company that makes glucose meters and cholesterol tests, and while we would sell more products if there were more people at risk, I'm 99% certain that we don't belong to any organization that actually encourages people to get fat and we definitely aren't doing anything like that on our own. It's unnecessary and counterproductive.

    I believe the drug establishment is in the same position. They don't have to do anything to get more fat customers, that will happen on its own. That's how society goes, and to a large extent it's how we, as animals, are wired; we're designed for scarcity and not for plenty.
     
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