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Signed On Feb 22, 2003, 03:15
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News Comments > Outlast 2 Refused Classification In Australia
6. Re: Outlast 2 Refused Classification In Australia Mar 16, 2017, 18:53 Orogogus
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 18:41:
3. Games where you kill hundreds of people are fine, but throw in a sexual assault and you get banned? WTF?

Eh, that's usually the argument for nudity and sex, not sexual assault. Most games that see you killing hundreds of people are usually not serial killer simulators. Little kids playing cowboys and Indians or whatever the modern equivalent is pretend to die when hit. They don't play-rape. Likewise, there are PG movies where people die, less with rape. The age where you explain death to your kids is usually lower than the age for rape.
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News Comments > Full Throttle Remastered Next Month
7. Re: Full Throttle Remastered Next Month Mar 15, 2017, 16:35 Orogogus
YourNick wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 16:32:
The lack of pixelation might reduce the nostalgia a tad though, I wonder if they'd have both versions accessible.

Really? Like the Monkey Island games, except instead of a different artstyle you press a key and there are jaggies everywhere? That just seems weird to me.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
49. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 14, 2017, 15:35 Orogogus
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 05:12:
39% is a minority, still it is quite a large minority.

31%, not 39%. There seems to be enough number-related confusion already.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 13, 2017, 19:34 Orogogus
I really don't see anything that suggests that CPNI covers data. Wikipedia, Google, anywhere you look says telephone calls.

Put it another way, do the big companies want to have these laws in place instead of nothing? No, they don't. So it would take a hell of a lot of government push to get there.

The affiliate/independent contractor stuff for opt-out is pretty strict, as well. It's not just any other communications related company, it has to be within the company, its affiliates, its contractors, etc., all of which are strictly defined -- there are penalties attached to not following this.

The link you posted has to do with Wheeler's rules for data, which is handled differently (i.e., not at all now). The second link says "proprietary data", i.e., the CPNI stuff that has to do with phones, while the first link doesn't mention CPNI or proprietary data anywhere, and has to do with Internet data.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
46. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 13, 2017, 19:26 Orogogus
Where are you getting it going back to the '20s? Those links you provided earlier don't.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
41. Re: Mar 13, 2017, 17:05 Orogogus
Is it that you don't know what a minority is? It means less than 50%.

Steam tells you that 69% of the Steam purchaser reviews are positive, and 71% of all reviews. So a majority of those reviews are positive. I don't even see what the problem is here, but you're off-your-meds hostile about it.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
37. Re: Mar 13, 2017, 15:17 Orogogus
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 14:54:
Quboid wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 13:09:
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 13:04:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 04:49:
I wouldn't write off Torment based on the opinions of the vocal minority.

Maybe you wouldmt, but thats because you are biased.

Torment: Tides of Numenera
User reviews:
OVERALL: Mixed (575 reviews)

"mixed" doesnt refer to a minority, it refers to an even split, hence the word "mixed"

"69% of the 575 user reviews for this game are positive"

31% is definitely a minority.

it depends on where you look

Mixed (577 reviews) (this summary uses only reviews purchased directly from steam)

and if that invalidates any opposing viewpoint for you, great - go make gaming great again in your private echo chamber of cognitive bias that only accommodates supporting viewpoints... and by all means, do enjoy yourself

And if you mouseover on that it tells you Mixed means 69% positive. This isn't something that needs you to double down.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 9, 2017, 16:54 Orogogus
MattyC wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 16:09:
The PS4 took this long to add external HD support? That seems really odd. I just assumed that since the One supported them the PS4 did too.

More to the point, the PS3 supported them. Really, what took so long?
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Mar 9, 2017, 15:53 Orogogus
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 15:19:
So China is basically punishing SK for things China itself caused by supporting NK ?

Shouldn't China ban itself, since it is the reason NK can even launch missiles?

It's weird that China wants to be seen as a big important international player in Asian diplomacy, but every time it gets a chance it just doubles down on "I'm bigger than you are, hahaha."

I mean, if China didn't want to stop North Korea, and it didn't want a US radar system in South Korea, then maybe it should have offered to install their own missile defense for South Korea? Or something that reassures South Korea that they won't be eating missile fire? But no, their position is oh well, I guess North Korea is going to do its thing, but fuck you.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 9, 2017, 14:34 Orogogus
The 2007 rule, and CPNI in general, applies to phone services (including VoIP services from ISPs) and information gleaned from that, not browsing data.

CPNI is defined as “(A) information that relates to the quantity, technical configuration, type, destination, location, and amount of use of a telecommunications service subscribed to by any customer of a telecommunications carrier, and that is made available to the carrier by the customer solely by virtue of the carrier-customer relationship; and (B) information contained in the bills pertaining to telephone exchange service or telephone toll service received by a customer of a carrier

Also, I don't think the wiki page is accurate, in that whole section marked as requiring clean-up. Opt-out used to be specifically for sharing data with other communications companies, and only for the purpose of marketing communications-related services. But the 2007 regulation you cite changed it to opt-in --- not the other way around: - p3

Joint Venture and Independent Contractor Use of CPNI. We modify our rules to require carriers to obtain opt-in consent from a customer before disclosing a customer’s CPNI to a carrier’s joint venture partners or independent contractors for the purposes of marketing communications related services to that customer.

You can see the industry fighting tooth and nail on pp23-27.

But you're correct that there's no protection in place on your browsing data -- that's what just got shot down. As far as I know there's not even any opt-out option for data.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 9, 2017, 01:28 Orogogus
WaltC's the one who's big red, pro-ISP. Can he explain why it's a good thing that ISPs can sell their users' web browsing data with no opt in or even consent? Because this looks really fucking scummy.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 7, 2017, 22:36 Orogogus
Rigs wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 22:29:
No, you're right. I'm obviously not ignoring them entirely, but the Ignore system here, if you haven't seen it, allows you to click their name and see what they said. Being 'Ignored' doesn't preclude talking to them again essentially because of this. It's not an all or nothing system nor do I choose to use it that way as is my right.


We all know that. But on every forum that has an ignore system, people inevitably make big important announcements that they're ignoring someone. Some forums don't put in an ignore feature specifically to avoid this kind of post. It's not grown-up.

Like posting about quitting Facebook or Twitter, it's a special snowflake thing to do. Just eat the eyerolls, move on.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
18. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 7, 2017, 02:13 Orogogus
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 20:12:
You don't have a single non-political post. I'm certain this isn't your first name here, and certain there are better places for your conspiracy theories and sad little quips like "Obozo."

Yeah, I was just thinking, wasn't RollinThundr the same one going on about how good leaders don't blame other people for their failures? Yet here we are, but I'm sure Trump isn't blaming other people, he's telling it like it is.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 3, 2017, 13:30 Orogogus
Running non-VR games on the Rift (and as far as I know the Vive) requires you to either get vorpx to turn them into VR games, or you run them in something like Bigscreen to have a virtual monitor. I haven't bothered, personally, but maybe another VR owner can speak to it.

I was just saying that the Rift has access to the same library as the Vive, since Valve and HTC don't believe in locking people out. So SteamVR is mostly platform agnostic.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 3, 2017, 13:17 Orogogus
theglaze wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 12:51:
Damn…this may have pushed me towards the Rift.

I really just want the headset for the first generation so I can do sim racing. I prefer the whole ecosystem that Valve is developing with HTC/LG and the Indie title support through Steam…but for an extra $475 Canadian?

If I go with the Rift, I can basically upgrade my video card to a 1070 'for free'...

Just want to note: the Rift has access to the Vive's library -- it can play games on Steam or HTC's Vivespot. Oculus is the only one with a lock on its library.

Although, without the Touch controllers you won't actually be able to play most of the VR games on Steam other than the racers and cockpit games.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2017, 14:12 Orogogus
I think it will probably go nowhere. Party Republicans have distanced themselves from several things that Trump and his apparatus has spit out, but their official action has been to shrug and move on. Unless you see Ryan or someone else high up actually saying that they should remove Sessions, not just recuse himself, I don't think anything's going to happen.

Articles about Sessions suggest that his actions don't amount to perjury, that he left himself enough weasel room, even if it looks wildly absurd for the nation's attorney general.

And I don't think Sessions has said he'll resign. He said he'd recuse himself from any investigation of himself. That's not a position that requires extraordinary courage or integrity.
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Gets Unreal
18. Re: System Shock Remake Gets Unreal Mar 2, 2017, 14:00 Orogogus
sauron wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 12:42:
SlimRam wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 11:42:
sauron wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 11:33:
BobBob wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 11:17:
Weapon degradation was a horrible 'feature' in the game.

Agreed. In SS2 you could turn it off. I think they added that in one of the patches.
That, and I think you could turn off the respawning too with another patch... if I am remembering that right, hell it was a looooong time ago when I played SS2.

Yes, I am pretty sure you could do that too.

I might have to fire it up again - it really is a fun game and I'm intrigued by the upgrades.

I don't think you can shut off respawning completely, only tone it down (substantially). I believe the System Shock and Bioshock games rely almost entirely on spawned monsters, there are only a handful of triggered or pre-placed monsters.

You can shut off weapon degradation entirely, though.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: good by Feb 28, 2017, 14:25 Orogogus
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 14:03:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 12:49:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 12:40:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 12:13:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 12:09:
I must be missing it. Where do you see the option?
You click on a user's name, then for me it appears several lines below the "Limit results:" as a link labeled "Ignore this user"

For some reason, my ability to ignore a user has been disabled. The feature isn't available.

I'm using Chrome Version 56.0.2924.87 (64-bit).
Works fine here with Version 56.0.2924.87.
It does not appear because you are not logged in when you go to the users page. As a test I opened an incognito window and there was no option to ignore, but it worked fine in a standard browser window when the Remember Me box is checked.

Hmm. I don't have a 'remember me box'. Am I looking at the wrong page? I'm clicking on "User Settings" and if I go to "Manage Ignored Users" the page doesn't load.

Not User Settings. Just every time you post. If you let your browser remember your email and password for you you've forgotten about it. It a checkbox to the right of where you put in your password.
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"
36. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 28, 2017, 00:16 Orogogus
Slick wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 21:03:
The Witcher was just generally handled in a very mature "adult" way. I don't think that say Dragon Age reached the same level of maturity. I'd Say dragon age was like PG-13, while the witcher was R. We need more R games that are thoughtfully produced, and not just the "GTA" R-rated games which almost feel like they're being subversive because they can.

Well, The Witcher, as in The Witcher 1, was kind of that way. The one with the trading cards of naked ladies. That's why Fion singled out 2 and 3, I think.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 16:25 Orogogus
Kxmode wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 15:13:
Amazing truck save GIF. Oh my goodness! That's some serious pro driving. Race

The driver deserves a 10-cent per mile raise.

I don't know, it seems like luck more than anything else that he didn't take out that black car in the left lane.
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