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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 1, 2018, 15:50 Orogogus
 
Alamar wrote on Apr 1, 2018, 12:45:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 1, 2018, 12:15:
If only those other Far Cry 5's could of had the strength of the Far Cry 5 that took down pubg, a day that will live in infamy. There's no rolling that boulder back on this easter.

I was telling my daughter about how crazy popular PUBG has been... Selling like 35 MILLION copies...

She's like... But what about Minecraft... So ya...

According to Wikipedia Minecraft's at 144 million as of January, apparently the second best selling game ever, behind Tetris. But it's not on Steam so you'll never see it go head-to-head in the charts. And about half of PUBG's sales are in China. In the rest of the world, PUBG would probably have fallen off the top-selling lists by now, especially if you had some way to count non-Steam sales of other titles.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
9. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 1, 2018, 01:51 Orogogus
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 31, 2018, 23:36:
Dumb ass thing is everything he accuses Amazon of he does himself. It's like he can't see his own reality and as others mentioned he tries to make one up and just live it in hopes it becomes the new norm.

I don't think it's just Trump, and I don't think it matters whether it becomes the new norm or not. The right eats up flat out absurd lies. Like, right on this board Icewind believes in the Pizzagate pedo-ring and Clinton's roaming hit squads. Timmeh believes that Netflix doesn't pay for Internet. "Fuck you" is what Trump and the GOP stand for. They have a base that's on board with that message, and lies and hypocrisy don't take away from it.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 31, 2018, 17:58 Orogogus
 
Saboth wrote on Mar 31, 2018, 17:11:
Well, shoot, haul them in for tax evasion! But wait, they are following the law and no laws have been broken? Hmmph, what should they do then? Volunteer to pay more than they owe?

See, the problem with this argument is the same we've heard from conservatives for decades in defense of low taxes for the rich. Mitt Romney pays 13% tax rate, but that's what he's required to pay by law. Walmart has crap work conditions and their employees are subsidized by taxpayers, and should be paying more in taxes, but since the Walton Familiy are conservatives, the GOP shrugs.

But now Trump has targeted Amazon, suddenly the hypocritical Right is all on board for taxing corporations more and is finally paying attention to the corporate tax rate. Well, CERTAIN companies.

The "liberals" have been riding this train for decades. It's hilarious when the "let the free market decide and don't tax the job creators" conservatives are suddenly aghast at a cause most progressives have been harping about forever, whether the company owner is liberal or conservative.

Sorry, we aren't eating any crow over this. If anything, it puts the never ending hypocrisy of the Right on full display. The Left is defending Amazon because an unqualified imbecile is attacking one person's company because he does not like their unflattering coverage of his wannabe dictatorship, as Bezos owns the Washington Post.

That's about the long and short of my opinion, too. I'm not happy that the Republicans slashed the corporate tax rate, but once it's done, I don't expect any company to pay more than they owe. Apple offshoring its money isn't great, but that's not even going on here, is it?

It would be great if Amazon and all the other companies paid more taxes. If they're evading taxes they should be nailed to the wall. But if not then I blame the law, not the company. Amazon, rar, seems like a lunatic partisan opinion.

A quick Google search suggests that energy utilities generally pay the lowest taxes, but as that industry leans right, I'm not expecting much noise about that.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH on April 24th
9. Re: BATTLETECH on April 24th Mar 27, 2018, 12:22 Orogogus
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 12:03:
In a universe where the factories were bombed and people forgot how to store technology information.

It's always sort of bugged me the setting of why mechs are handed down and why there's only limited designs.

Eh, that part of the background was written in 1984, when that kind of data loss would have been a lot more believable.

What I always found to be more of a stretch was that given the resources of entire planets at their disposal, and with working models on hand -- with working factories, in fact -- humanity couldn't recreate the technology. Like, once they knew fusion engines were possible, you'd think it would have been a matter of years to recreate the tech from scratch.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
47. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 19:47 Orogogus
 
NicklePop wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 18:21:
I'm shocked JWs haven't been at least under fire in the US, considering they knock on doors and talk about Christianity, you would think some Redditor out there would start a lawsuit, etc.

In the United States, it's usually other Christians who persecute the Witnesses. My understanding is that the Witnesses are outspoken against establishment churches, particularly the Catholic Church in the past. They're anti-Pledge of Allegiance and anti-military, which also doesn't endear them to the right. They're also extremely non-political.

On this board, though, it's generally a handful of legit anti-religion liberals who enjoy trolling Kxmode about his beliefs. But in the broader political scene the left tends to favor Witnesses. The ACLU takes their side on First Amendment rights and regards them as a persecuted minority. And the small proportion of their membership that votes leans heavily Democrat, according to Pew.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Launch Plans
15. Re: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Launch Plans Mar 26, 2018, 14:49 Orogogus
 
Prez wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 14:43:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 11:39:
Prez wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 09:25:
It's a sign of the era that NWN was developed in that it can look so graphically inferior to older games like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. At the time devs were using 3D over 2D because they could, not because they should. I'm glad that era is gone - games like Divinity and Pillars of Eternity look good now and still will for many years.

I get your point, Divinity is a 3d engine though, they just lock it in iso.

True, but the point is that it's using a 3D engine in a manner that won't look butt-ugly in 10 years like NWN does now. Sure it will be easily surpassed by that time, but it will still look good enough. I loved NWN but damn it's ugly. Those screenshots - ugh.

If the point was to make a toolset, wouldn't 2D art have been prohibitive for most modders?
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Online Bans Questioned
4. Re: Grand Theft Auto Online Bans Questioned Mar 26, 2018, 14:34 Orogogus
 
Like sharks but they're okay with cosmetic microtransactions but not ones that affect gameplay, and they give birth to live young.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 26, 2018, 13:21 Orogogus
 
Nimh wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 12:36:
Bard wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 11:10:
There's really one thing I want to know.

What was the disinformation?

Should be easy enough to supply the actual posts - because in my experience Russia has been publicising information from Wikileaks documentation - which has a 100% correct 100% of the time track record - through things like RT.

I'd like to know if we're seeing those sort of things - which would be rightly dubbed information, or if we're seeing nonsense - which would be disinformation.

Right now I've been seeing all sorts of claims, but I've yet to see examples of the actual posts.

I sure HAVE seen misinformation during the election - but from a PR company Hillary's camp hired that did a very poor job covering their tracks (buying up lapsed domains, failing to successfully anonymise the domain transfers, creating junk fed clickbait sites, then publicising attack stuff against Trump that was literally fake news that somehow got trended in Facebook despite Alexa showing the sites had zero traffic...)


You answered your own question.

Examples of misinformation posts.

The source link from the article Blue linked says the same Russian troll farms fed activists on both sides, in an effort to deepen partisan divides.
 
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News Comments > More Star Control Follow-up
8. Re: More Star Control Follow-up Mar 26, 2018, 01:47 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 25, 2018, 21:56:
Orogogus wrote on Mar 25, 2018, 17:08:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 25, 2018, 11:38:
When 1 side hires a scummy PR agency to fight their battles you know they have no legal leg to stand on. Ford and Reiche also don't own any trademark rights to Star Control, like literally zero. They can make a sucessor but they can't call it anything Star Control related nor have the alien designs from Star Control (which these 2 did not actually create)

Eh? Who do you think created the alien designs? I distinctly remember an article in Computer Gaming World where they described how they came up with the name "Ilwrath." There's a video interview where they talk about how they came up with the alien designs. They've talked about how the first prototype the two of them put together was a Yehat against a VUX.

The problem is given their recent years of lies and more lies why would I believe this interview? And how exactly is designing aliens creating them? Were they artists? Coders? In the end Accolade was the big one above all and personal credits are like fleas to the mice. You can have tons of flees, but without a mouse there ain't nothing to pet.

Also primarily I am just pissed they abused the DMCA process.

Also, this bad analogy was free of charge

Oh man, you're one of those guys who thinks DC Comics created Superman and Batman, and gives no credit to the artists. Well, we're done here.
 
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News Comments > More Star Control Follow-up
6. Re: More Star Control Follow-up Mar 25, 2018, 17:08 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 25, 2018, 11:38:
When 1 side hires a scummy PR agency to fight their battles you know they have no legal leg to stand on. Ford and Reiche also don't own any trademark rights to Star Control, like literally zero. They can make a sucessor but they can't call it anything Star Control related nor have the alien designs from Star Control (which these 2 did not actually create)

Eh? Who do you think created the alien designs? I distinctly remember an article in Computer Gaming World where they described how they came up with the name "Ilwrath." There's a video interview where they talk about how they came up with the alien designs. They've talked about how the first prototype the two of them put together was a Yehat against a VUX.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 21, 2018, 20:40 Orogogus
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 19:42:
Orogogus wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 19:29:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 17:22:
those jade eggs ain't never killed no one ... yet


Douches and tampons can lead to bacterial vaginosis, too, but they still sell those and no one's been jailed.
Maybe not jail but are you too young to remember Toxic Shock Syndrome https://www.nytimes.com/1982/03/20/us/company-found-negligent-in-toxic-shock-disease-suit.html and https://www.lawsuitlegal.com/blog/toxic-shock-syndrome-wasser-lawsuit-tss-tampon/
I linked the obgyn above because she specifically hammered paltrows eggs. The "... yet" was my own bit of cheekiness.
poes law poes law poes law poes law

The TSS epidemic in the 80s is why we know tampons can lead to vaginosis. But people can still buy tampons; after identifying the exacerbating issues with one particular brand, the rate of TSS fell off dramatically. They're still absorbent and they could theoretically lead to infection, but the chances are very low. Likewise, I just feel it's highly unlikely that those eggs are going to lead to a real-world case of vaginosis and TSS unless someone leaves one in for an absurd amount of time and never sterilizes the thing.

Those eggs just seem like they're in the same mostly harmless category as the crystals and fancy soaps, and I feel it's a different tier of fraud huckster compared to Shkreli (apparently) or Madoff, and more like purveyors of useless crap like Monster Cable. But her Goop or whatever is small beans next to the vitamin & nutritional supplement industry, and as far as I know she's not one of the anti-vaccine celebrities who really are going to get people killed. I just didn't get Creston's apparent rage against her.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 21, 2018, 19:29 Orogogus
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 17:22:
Orogogus wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 17:14:
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 16:40:
Why is Gwyneth Paltrow not being put in jail for being the same level of fraud huckster as Shkreli?

Oh wait, I forgot, Skhreli stole from the RICH.

With regards to the bee thing, I don't think she was actually selling or promoting anything. It looks like she just said in an interview that she'd tried it. My impression is that her stuff is generally mostly harmless, and the FDA lets you sell magic crystals and the like to promote health as long as you don't make any solid, easily disprovable claims.

I'm also under the impression that she believes all this stuff, but I don't know, her job is to act so eh.
those jade eggs ain't never killed no one ... yet


Douches and tampons can lead to bacterial vaginosis, too, but they still sell those and no one's been jailed. If you believe it's just a matter of time with those egg things then I think you'll probably be waiting a long while.

I don't think anyone's going to throw Paltrow in jail unless she sells something that actually kills someone, and in the case of those bees I don't think she was actually selling the treatment or even suggesting that people should try it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 21, 2018, 17:14 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 16:40:
Why is Gwyneth Paltrow not being put in jail for being the same level of fraud huckster as Shkreli?

Oh wait, I forgot, Skhreli stole from the RICH.

With regards to the bee thing, I don't think she was actually selling or promoting anything. It looks like she just said in an interview that she'd tried it. My impression is that her stuff is generally mostly harmless, and the FDA lets you sell magic crystals and the like to promote health as long as you don't make any solid, easily disprovable claims.

I'm also under the impression that she believes all this stuff, but I don't know, her job is to act so eh.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 21, 2018, 12:59 Orogogus
 
Klaus Flouride wrote on Mar 21, 2018, 10:11:
LOL she is in it strictly for the money and will say anything to get more money. So the believeability index of either is zero.

This.

Any other day of the week and nobody would trust a porn star and now she God Herself and only speaks the truth? Come-the-fuck on she was paid off and signed an NDA. Anyone posting here that's signed an NDA before knows the other party can legally sue the fuck outta you if you break said NDA.

Doesn't this seem kind of self-contradictory? She's either making stuff up or she's breaking the NDA. She can't do both. And, come on, no one pays you off and makes you sign an NDA for not having sex.

I don't think it's a huge issue, but Trump obviously had sex with her, had his lawyers pay her off and lied about it. The correct defense would be, "Yeah," and move on.
 
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News Comments > HTC VIVE Pro Preorders
23. Re: HTC VIVE Pro Preorders Mar 19, 2018, 14:35 Orogogus
 
I think the only WMR headset people usually talk about is the Samsung Odyssey, which I think has the same resolution as the Vive Pro, and is in the same cost ballpark as the Rift & Vive.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 16, 2018, 14:10 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2018, 13:57:
I have an inkjet I got free from my company. I change the cartridges once a year or so. For the small amount of printing I do is it worth it to get a laser?

I don't do any color printing, but I know that I'd absolutely recommend a b/w laser over an inkjet, and I see cheap color laser printers on Slickdeals every now and then for $75-110. If I had to do color printing more than 2-3 times a year I'd probably buy one on sale.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Video Teases New Biomes
7. Re: MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Video Teases New Biomes Mar 15, 2018, 17:52 Orogogus
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 15, 2018, 17:03:
This is my current major beef with MWO, why no VR?

That seems kind of unreasonable. It has no VR because it was developed and launched before the Vive or Rift were on the market; its underlying game engine, CryEngine 3.0, is even older. MW5 is being developed now, so it does have VR on its feature list.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: UTC and sub solar Mar 12, 2018, 15:50 Orogogus
 
People probably don't like it if a time zone cuts straight through a city, or even nearby cities within a state. People who cross state lines next to a time zone just have to suck it up, but it probably greases a lot of wheels to have it consistent within a state, or within a country if the country in question is small enough.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Dentists Mar 12, 2018, 13:28 Orogogus
 
YourNick wrote on Mar 11, 2018, 16:14:
What's so horribly wrong with keeping noontime the time where the Sun is at the highest point in the sky?

Wouldn't that mean a constant shifting noon point, such that noon here is 12:27 a little ways east?
 
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News Comments > Valve Plans to Make Games
48. Re: Valve Plans to Make Games Mar 10, 2018, 11:51 Orogogus
 
Prez wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 10:27:
Yeah your post made me curious so I went and looked myself. Right now the Nintendo Store's Switch games section is sitting at 500 games. Checking specifically under indie games I recognized far more indie titles than those I didn't. And the majority are fairly highly rated on Steam. Yeah there are some dubious sounding stinkers in there but the level of saturation is a fraction of a fraction of what Steam has. Keeping in mind that the Switch is only a year and change old just look at what Steam has done in that time. In 2016 Steam added over 4000 games to its library. That was under Greenlight. In 2017 Steam added over 6000 under the even worse Steam Direct program. Putting it in perspective, in less than 2 years more games were added to Steam' s library than were added over the previous 13. And being a browser myself I check those new games being added regularly. It is almost incomprehensible how bad the vast majority of these games are. Half of them do look like they took about 15 minutes to cobble together in Unity or Game Guru.

I went to look, and on the first page of 40 I recognize 9 games or at least their franchises. Maybe 5 or 6 of the remainder look like they're guaranteed to be glorified Flash games (e.g. Spot the Difference, Grid Mania, Air Hockey). Further, there are no ratings, and it looks like they had customer reviews but removed them. This just seems super bad.

I don't know, I've never had a problem with Steam letting in garbage, either. It just seems like there are tons of ways to find out about interesting new games which don't involve trawling through the new releases at random. Like, Target and Walmart have super good curation and quality control, but somehow I'm buying all my stuff from Amazon, which kind of doesn't.

I have a much bigger problem with mobile app stores, where they apparently let you sell an app with the exact same name as an existing app, so even knowing the name of something you want to buy it can be hard to find.
 
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