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Signed On Feb 22, 2003, 03:15
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2016, 12:52 Orogogus
 
TorchMaster wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 12:47:
Can someone please post directions on how to ignore a user, or direct me to such a post? I'm logged in and see 'Manage Ignored Users' in the menu, but I don't have any users listed, nor is there a way to add from that screen. If I click on user name I see their details, but no way to ignore. Links at the bottom of posts don't seem to offer anything to me either. Help please.

I think usually when people have trouble with the ignore feature it's because they don't have Remember Me checked in the login (under the row of emoticons whenever you make a new post). Some people type it in every time, other people have their browser auto-fill it for them. But you have to check that box and either preview or post so that it sticks, then the ignore functions will be there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2016, 20:22 Orogogus
 
dubfanatic wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 19:53:
Do you seriously not see the difference between publicly advertising your services as an escort and maintaining a private sex life? Oh why am I even asking, this is Blues News comments, the second most autistic place on the Internet behind LessWrong

Well, spell it out if you can do it without the snark. What is the threat to the public if someone advertises as an escort? How do you think it's going to harm the kids?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 18, 2016, 19:37 Orogogus
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 17:23:
Cutter wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 12:01:
Marissa Mayer, another useless CEO that's clearly not CEO material. Well that's what you get when you hire style over substance.


Not defending her failed turn around attempt at Yahoo, but I'd hardly call the former head of search at Google, and one of its earliest engineering hires, a style over substance person. Yahoo CEO was a big promotion for her, but not an unrealistic one: going from the head of the core technology division of arguably the most successful tech company, to the CEO of a struggling one isn't exactly cutting the line. I don't know what the precise numbers are, but I wouldn't be surprised if she had more employees under her at Google than at, the much smaller, Yahoo.

She failed; the buck stops with her; but implying she was unqualified -- and just a diversity hire -- is really pushing it.

There's not really much point in engaging Cutter. I've done it myself, but I have to admit it was mostly just to see my pretty argument posted up on the Internet.

Is there anything salvageable at Yahoo? I'm trying to imagine what a successful turnaround/revival would look like, and absolutely nothing comes to mind. I feel like they haven't been relevant since they were selling dissidents out to the Communist Chinese government.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2016, 19:29 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:44:
I have no issue with call people. The work should be either legal and regulated or at the least decriminalized. But it's not right that Nintendo is getting lambasted over this when it seems pretty obvious that a company trying to maintain a wholesome image wouldn't want their publicists secretly moonlighting as prostitutes.

Put that way, it doesn't make much sense to me. Employees who aren't moonlighting as call girls are probably having sex, too. What can you really prevent, or protect kids from? Becoming call girls, or having erections? It would be like firing someone if you found a picture of them smoking, drinking or not wearing their seat belt, except those would actually be setting bad examples.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2016, 19:16 Orogogus
 
NetHead wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:44:
Orogogus wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 15:17:
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 13:06:
Sure, when google does it, it`s fair use. If I upload something, it`s criminal offence.

Scum.

Google makes them searchable, which is really handy. What are you doing with your uploads that adds value or makes them a fair use case?

Here I thought Google made money when people ran searches, or do they not display any adverts and do no tracking with searches related to these books.

If they do I fail to see the difference between that and for example a torrent site with adverts, sites which don't actually even host any of the content. Except the people being hounded and ending up in prison for the later.

So back to the...

Sure, when powerful company does it, it`s fair use.

But heaven forbid someone who's purchase something do so much as make a backup of it.



I get no ads when I do a search and the first result is a Google Books entry. Maybe my company installed some kind of adblocker? If so it doesn't work on Blue's, Wikia or most other sites at all. It doesn't seem to trigger into my targeted history, either, that I've noticed.

No one's going to go after you for making a backup, unless that's what you're calling a torrent upload. But I use Google's book search feature all the time for work. It's something that wouldn't exist if they didn't put in the time and money to make it happen, but all I see is you and the other guy throwing hissy fits that you're not allowed to torrent books. What do you think fair use means? Is it that you think there's no benefit in having these books searchable, or is it just that you're really upset that it's not okay to just torrent books?

I mean, for most newer books and a lot of older ones you have the option to buy an electronic copy. There's no alternative search feature, as the publishers don't seem to be going out of their way to provide one. It's just, oh well, tough shit, right?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2016, 15:17 Orogogus
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 13:06:
Sure, when google does it, it`s fair use. If I upload something, it`s criminal offence.

Scum.

Google makes them searchable, which is really handy. What are you doing with your uploads that adds value or makes them a fair use case?
 
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News Comments > Day of the Tentacle Remastered Released
19. Re: Day of the Tentacle Remastered Released Mar 22, 2016, 17:00 Orogogus
 
Tachikoma wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 15:52:
DotT is a masterpiece but in no need of remaster - nothing wrong with the original one.

The original is out of print, and it's a DOS game that people generally have to run in SCUMMVM. That's not really in reach for people who want to experience it for the first time now.
 
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News Comments > Day of the Tentacle Remastered Released
12. Re: Day of the Tentacle Remastered Released Mar 22, 2016, 15:21 Orogogus
 
Bundy wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 14:42:
BitWraith wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 14:24:
Yeah, what's the problem with this release and Tim exactly? Not being an asshole, I'm genuinely curious.

I know that he took a long time making Broken Age, which made people mad cause it was crowdfunded or something. And also that he burned some folks who bought the early access to Spacebase, and since the sales were low DF abandon it, kinda leaving them hanging.

Julio would be angry because Tim voiced support for anti-Gamergate last year. He hates it, he hates it forever.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 14, 2016, 13:22 Orogogus
 
Zoopster wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 12:32:
I have had that same setup for almost 10 years now. Each time a new console generation comes along it only costs me $400 or so to upgrade. Each time a new PC generation comes along it costs me at least 3 times that much.

(snip)

Consoles are a convenience over PCs for a lot of reasons (more comfortable chair for starters, as well as bigger screen and better sound), and yet their cost of entry will always be way lower.

I don't disagree with the point, but it doesn't seem equivalent to count the monitors but not the TV, especially if you then go on to tout the seating, bigger screen and better sound system as pluses for the console. You can plug the gaming PC into the TV and have a more direct comparison.
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Video Diary
18. Re: Master of Orion Video Diary Mar 2, 2016, 03:19 Orogogus
 
Rigs wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 21:11:
The GNN 'Galactic News Network' (that they stole from GalCiv2/3...not shit, same thing) is annoying and tells the player nothing they don't already know.

That's from the original Master of Orion, isn't it?

Screenshot

That android, who would pop up every few turns and tell you who was in first place, who had the most planets, or something equally useful?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2016, 15:19 Orogogus
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 10:42:
Hi Stephen. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but on the homepage there's a second video ad.

http://screencast.com/t/iGuteE0KV

These ads makes the homepage unstable.

My workplace has the computers fairly well locked down so I can't install an adblocker or a different browser, and on vanilla IE Blue's is extremely unstable. If I leave the site open for more than a few minutes I can generally expect to come back and find it locked up. Sometimes it freezes up right away. I think Beamer mentioned having keypresses skipped, and I was getting that for a while, too, but it seems clear this week, but still crashy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2016, 20:07 Orogogus
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 11:24:
Edit: Nevermind. Traditional Chinese isn't support on Blues News

I was actually going ask why Blue had it written twice. I thought maybe it was meant to be traditional & simplified, but these 3 characters are identical in both systems.

It seems to me that Chinese isn't supported at all by the message board code, whether simplified or traditional. The forum software converts the characters into NCR codes, which it can display, but it also replaces the ampersands with their HTML code, wrecking the NCR codes. I guess Blue knows a workaround, though, unless he's cheating and editing the HTML directly or something.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Feb 4, 2016, 18:28 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 16:43:
Well, this article is about UK tax relief ( I assume, I can't actually open it here at work), but devs get just as much tax relief on this side of the point.

Why? I'm all for giving fledgling industries the help they need to grow, but now that it's bigger than Hollywood, the handouts really should just stop. It's no different than all the stupid subsidies we keep giving to farmers in freaking Arizona so they can stay afloat.

It's a little more nuanced than blanket tax relief for video game companies. It also applies to animation, films and TV shows, as part of a package designed to promote UK culture in creative media and, yeah, to attract jobs and investment.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Sector_Tax_Relief

The Wikipedia article suggests creative arts-oriented tax relief programs aren't all that common, citing the UK, Japan and Canada.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 1, 2016, 20:52 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 20:22:
Something doesn't add up there. They blow all the money, but HE is not allowed to talk about anything or HE will get sued, and HE is offering refunds (from what money?)

Seems fishy all around.

I haven't watched the video, but I don't see anything about not being allowed to talk. He's not allowed to host Ant Simulator-related YouTube videos, or do any Ant Simulator-related stuff, but that's because he resigned and presumably the company owns all those assets and the IP.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 28, 2016, 12:28 Orogogus
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 27, 2016, 22:04:
And to the people last who said 'Oh sure they can.' when I said they couldn't TM it...told you so...as usual.

You said companies can't trademark common usage words and phrases... and they totally can, within a limited field. Apple and Windows are totally trademarked, not "Microsoft Windows." They can't trademark Let's Play because everyone's already using it to mean exactly what Sony wants to use it for.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 24, 2016, 19:01 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2016, 14:56:
IIRC, cheaters who get continuously banned just keep buying new copies. Hard for Valve to fix the cheating when it's such a lucrative revenue stream.

It seems hard to fix whether it's lucrative or not. Without advancement and grind to incur significant regression when people get banned, what can they do? IP bans can be circumvented at the same time they produce false positives. They're not going to require buyers to produce government-issued ID, either. How could they fix it if they were motivated?
 
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News Comments > Evochron Legacy Launches
10. Re: Evochron Legacy Launches Jan 21, 2016, 14:28 Orogogus
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 10:46:
Slashman wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 08:23:
Egosoft has been doing storyline structure for years and that's still the part of the X games I find most pointless and boring.

Because they do it so poorly. Imagine something like Privateer or Freelancer in the X universe. A decent, actual story written by people who know how to do such things.

Egosoft actively sucks at storytelling. FFS, the main villain in most of their games is a race whose name literally sounds like "cock". I know it's spelled Khaak but, come on, even from Germans that's pretty blatant.

Eh... I don't feel Freelancer had a great story, either; just kind of there is the most I can say for it. Privateer was paced a little better, but its sandbox component was weak. If the Evochron dev doesn't feel like he can do better than those games then I'd rather he just let it be.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 20, 2016, 15:11 Orogogus
 
Yes, but they have 6 months to appeal, and they can also still file in other territories.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 20, 2016, 13:26 Orogogus
 
That's not right. Microsoft totally has a trademark on Windows, in several computer-related fields. Kimberly-Clark has a trademark on Windows in respect to soap and sanitary paper dispensers. Dell can't just sell a new line of laptops and call them "Apples", because that trademark is taken as far as computers go. Anyone can go to the USPTO TESS database and find these trademarks. Or you can go their owners' sites: Microsoft - it says Windows, and not Microsoft Windows.

As the article says, Sony might not be able to trademark Let's Play because this term is already common terminology in the industry. Apple wouldn't be able to trademark "Apple" if they were selling fruit instead of computers. Toyota can't trademark "car" or "steering wheel." But they might be able to get away with "Apple," if they were so inclined.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Progress Report
21. Re: BATTLETECH Progress Report Dec 23, 2015, 17:17 Orogogus
 
Bleeder wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 16:14:
Peter M. Smith wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 16:03:
These are new artwork. The design of the BattleMaster and the Warhammer are based on artwork that was created this year.


Thanks, I stand corrected. I think I know what I was thinking of now.. FASA released a box set of schematics years ago.


Ah, I stand corrected as well. Now that I look closely, the Battlemaster has those shoulder ridges and the Warhammer has the horizontal missile pack. I was thrown by the fact that these 3 all had blueprints released in the past.
 
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