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Nickname Bodolza
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Description Overworked and Underpaid
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Signed On Apr 18, 2003, 16:27
Total Comments 825 (Graduate)
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

17. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 9, 2020, 19:41 Bodolza
 
Drath71 wrote on Jan 9, 2020, 19:14:
If Obama had done it, the media and libs would be gushing over his bravery and how many lives he saved, and had every right.

Then you've got a short memory. Obama ordered plenty of drone strikes, and they were very controversial at the time from both sides. Of course, the same Repubs that attacked Obama's strikes are supporting Trump, but that's no surprise to anyone at this point. We all know they have no actual moral standards.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

11. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 9, 2020, 15:51 Bodolza
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jan 9, 2020, 09:16:
The California fires can be directly attributed to the environmental lobby preventing PG&E from clearing the areas under their lines, yet that never ever gets mentioned

My guess is that it doesn't get mentioned by the press because it's total BS.
 
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News Comments > etc.

2. Re: Gaming Attitudes 50+ Jan 7, 2020, 13:08 Bodolza
 
If you're 50 now, then you were 7 years old when the Atari 2600 came out, which means you've been around home video games most of your life. It shouldn't be any surprise that there are older gamers.

VR developers, in particular, don't seem to account for the limited mobility of older gamers.
 
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News Comments > Get Totally Accurate Battle Simulator for Free

5. Re: Get Totally Accurate Battle Simulator for Free Dec 25, 2019, 14:16 Bodolza
 
Happy Birthday Jesus. Now go reenact the slaughter of thousands upon thousands.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 20, 2019, 15:46 Bodolza
 
Verno wrote on Dec 20, 2019, 14:44:
For people with just a W-2 then fair enough but unfortunately our tax code is convoluted as hell for everyone else.

There's a simple enough fix for this. The government calculates what they think you owe them (which they already do) and send you a bill/credit. You can either accept that, or do your own taxes. Easy for people who don't care or trust the gov, and the tax software companies still get their cut from people that want to verify.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2019, 18:39 Bodolza
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 17, 2019, 14:08:
I do think it requires a bit of knowledge of the source material that many people don't have.

I can see this being the case at the start. If you don't know about the Minutemen, or the Squid it would be pretty confusing knowing who is who. OTOH, by the fifth episode they've covered most of the backstory by this point. I personally enjoy some confusion as long as there's eventually a pay-off

No moments to kick back and appreciate a character's personality. No moments of levity to laugh, smile, and enjoy

I find the Viedt segments fullfil this for me, but it's definately a dark humor.

eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 17, 2019, 14:43:
I found "His Dark Materials" far more enjoyable as an example
I actually agree with this, although I think a lot of the criticisms you have of Watchmen also apply. There's been a couple times where I've lost track of who's doing what and why. Especially with the stuff in "our" world.

Sadly, the new show I was looking forward to the most, The Mandalorian, has turned out to be the biggest disapointment. It's just boring - the one thing Star Wars should never be.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2019, 13:59 Bodolza
 
I'm curious what you found nonsensical about it. I'm currently up to episode 5, and haven't had any trouble following the plot to this point.  
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News Comments > etc.

6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2019, 13:54 Bodolza
 
I finally played Fortnite a few months ago. First time playing a BR style game. I made it about 2 hours play time before giving up and deleting it, and I'd killed a couple people already by that point.

It was so boring for an FPS. I don't understand how it's so popular with kids. How do I have a shorter attention span than a 8 year old?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

10. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 4, 2019, 13:47 Bodolza
 
MrBone wrote on Dec 4, 2019, 08:15:
The crying here is pure bliss.

What does one say to someone that delights in the suffering of others? It's strange to have to confront outright evil on a gaming message board.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 20, 2019, 02:52 Bodolza
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Nov 19, 2019, 13:19:
selling all my shares in SnapChat for censoring free speech.

Feel free to start boycotting Blue's while you're at it, since the mods here frequently censor "free speech".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

56. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 19:39 Bodolza
 
Agreed that we should all give it a few days before deciding on things like font choices.

Change is always hard, but this is the least awful redesign I've seen, so nice job on that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews

19. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 16, 2019, 15:40 Bodolza
 
I was pretty surprised when playing Star Wars BF2 that only the skins for white guys were unlocked by default. You actually had to spend "credits" to unlock the Black or Asian skins. And this is in a game released by a major studio in the last couple of years.  
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News Comments > etc.

4. Re: Fan game not protected Oct 16, 2019, 15:06 Bodolza
 
No, they've never been protected, but companies would frequently leave them alone for PR reasons. Parodies are protected, but not remakes. Lucasfilm was a rare company that actually encouraged fan work. Disney, however, is on the opposite end of that spectrum, so those days are over.  
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News Comments > Fortnite Chapter 2 Launches

5. Re: Fortnite Chapter 2 Launches Oct 15, 2019, 14:15 Bodolza
 
As someone who's never played, any point in jumping in at this time? Or am I going to get completely destroyed by everyone with equipment that's 20x more powerful than what you start with?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2019, 13:28 Bodolza
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 15, 2019, 13:21:
What I have said is "Climate Change" is an all encompassing term which cannot be refuted since it's so broad and almost meaningless.

So your real problem is with the term? What would you like to call it then?
 
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News Comments > On Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Plans

24. Re: On Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Plans Oct 15, 2019, 13:09 Bodolza
 
SDE isn't an issue with the current generation of VR headsets. Plus, the nice thing about VR is that if something is too small to read, you can just lean forward to get a closer look. The first version of Flight Sim I used ran at 320x200, so I'm not super concerned about resolution anyways.

I see the bigger problem with controls. There haven't been any good interfaces yet that let you seamlessly use both the VR controllers for things like flipping switches and HOTAS for controls. Something like Elite's gaze based system might work, but it's not truely analogous. It also doesn't help that we have so many different controller types in VR.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

5. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 11, 2019, 12:16 Bodolza
 
If you're a misogynistic sociopath who's not interested in an actual relationship, those pick-up techniques can be effective.  
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General Discussion > Responsive layout

10. No subject Oct 10, 2019, 13:32 Bodolza
 
Looks pretty good, except a) The hamburger button is enabled way too soon. Looks like it gets enabled around 4x3, which is a closer to a standard monitor dimension than phone dimensions. b) The day separator is excessively tall. The dimensions of the current day separator are fine.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 26, 2019, 13:03 Bodolza
 
According to the article the only change Google is making to comply with the law is to stop showing parts of the body of the news articles and only show the headline. This seems like a perfectly reasonable outcome for all parties.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

14. Re: George Lucas felt Sep 24, 2019, 16:16 Bodolza
 
In my opinion, TPM is very watchable (I just watched again a couple weeks ago). AotC has a middle chunk with major issues, but the start and end are good. RotS is one of my favorites. I also enjoyed Rogue One.

The sequels, on the other hand -- I hated TFA for reasons this review sums up perfectly - https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/06/28/star-wars-the-force-alluded-to

I liked TLJ a bit more, but mostly because I had stopped caring at that point. That said, I started watching it a second time on video, and couldn't make it very far because I just didn't care about anyone or anything happening.

Lucas's sequels might not have been "good", but they sound a lot more interesting than what we got from Disney.

Also, speaking as someone with a biology degree, I thought the midi-chlorians were brilliant.
 
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