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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 676 (Apprentice)
User ID 16753
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 10, 2017, 15:31 Bodolza
 
descender wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 15:12:
It must be exhausting never watching a repeat of a single tv episode or movie and always having to find something new to watch... :D

Not at all. There is way more to watch than I'll ever have time for. My Netflix queue is hundreds of items long, and I've got stuff on TiVo going back years that I haven't had time for. I also seek out material that isn't just a rehash of stuff I've seen before. I rarely rewatch anything, and if I do, it's either because I know there are things I didn't catch the first time, or because I haven't seen it in so long I don't remember what happened. If a TV show starts becoming repetitive, I drop it.

I would imagine that the reason most of us choose gaming as our preferred medium of entertainment is that we desire interactivity. To me... being told a story (TV/Movies) is the opposite of that.
I prefer to have my cake and eat it too. My favorite games are ones that are both interactive, and also tell a good story. Games like Grim Fandango or Half-life. In general, I don't like rogue-likes or RTS games for the same reason. Thankfully, there are plenty of story-driven games out there for people like me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2017, 14:57 Bodolza
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 14:49:
Like counterstrike? Survival games? MOBA's?

Yes, I find them about as interesting as other sports. I once made it through about 15 minutes of a Counterstrike match before getting bored watching them do the same thing over and over again. I tried watching a MOBA, but I couldn't even figure out what the hell was going on. Haven't tried watching a survival game, but I've played enough of them that I imagine it's got the excitement level of a golf game.

I, personally, find story-driven experiences much more involving. I don't criticize people that like watching sports, but generally speaking, I don't find them interesting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2017, 14:25 Bodolza
 
And the 1964 Grammy for Best Rock & Roll Recording is "Downtime". Rock on!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV7Qt9afSho
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2017, 14:14 Bodolza
 
Some of us find most sports mind-numbingly boring. I don't get how someone can be interested in watching the same thing over and over and over again for hours on end.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Apr 7, 2017, 13:25 Bodolza
 
Your taxes also paid for that $100 million in missiles we used to just blow up an airfield.

"America has spent approximately $6 trillion in the Middle East, all this while our infrastructure at home is crumbling. With this $6 trillion we could have rebuilt our country -- twice." - Trump
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 27, 2017, 13:57 Bodolza
 
"Special snowflake" is just another term for self-centered. Older people have been complaining about the younger generation being self-centered since the dawn of time.

"The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age."
-Peter the Hermit A.D. 1274
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 22, 2017, 12:55 Bodolza
 
Creston wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 10:06:
Also, holy fucking fuck, IBM has 2600 fucking marketing people? TWENTY-SIX HUNDRED! WHAT FOR?

Do you have any idea how big IBM is? That's about 0.5% of their workforce.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 20, 2017, 14:16 Bodolza
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 12:57:
Comey testified that they were investigating *to see* if there was any "Russian interference" in the election.

You are behind on your information. The FBI, and several other intelligence agencies, have already investigated and concluded that the Russians intentionally interfered with the election in an attempt to assist Trump. Trump himself has acknowledged this as a fact.

Today's testimony is about the investigation into possible coordination or collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2017, 19:45 Bodolza
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 19:48:
Looks pretty good...except for Chris Pine.

Better than Gal Gadot. She may look pretty, but she has so far demonstrated no personality or acting ability in BvS or these trailers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 28, 2017, 19:43 Bodolza
 
Every review I've read for TPCast says no noticeable lag and little to no video degradation. The battery isn't attached to the headset, so the box that sits on top of your head is unnoticeable.

Also, it's first generation wireless tech for a first gen headset. Right now, the graphics cards are the real bottleneck, anyways, not the display resolution. When the next generation of headsets and graphics cards come out, they'll be on their second gen of wireless as well.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
7. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 27, 2017, 12:59 Bodolza
 
Windows 7 at least gives me the option of uninstalling the updates that include telemetry. It's baked in to Windows 10, so you'll never be able to totally get rid of it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2017, 16:30 Bodolza
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 15:11:
First and foremost, there is a pretty major cut, if you didn't notice this, then maybe rewatch it again, but this time pay attention to everything else aside from the dog. This does not make the video fake, but it does make the video heavily edited.

Yeah, I'm not blind. There is a single cut in the video between two different scenes. It's obvious that they're taken at different times. Everything is different - the background, the camera on the boom, the water structure, the people standing in front of the camera. There's also a big wipe between the scenes. I don't agree that single, obvious cut between two scenes makes the video "heavily edited".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2017, 13:50 Bodolza
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 13:30:
The video is a good example of fake news

I don't see anything fake about this video. I see a video of a freaked out dog being forcibly dropped into the water by his trainer. There are no cuts. It's not CGI. The dog very obviously doesn't want to do it. Whether or not they completed the scene is completely irrelevant.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 13, 2017, 13:15 Bodolza
 
Trump makes unverified accusation that intelligence agencies leaked report with unverified accusations.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 9, 2017, 17:48 Bodolza
 
Steazy wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 16:57:
I'm more surprised that Twitter would suspend Shkreli for targeted harassment of a reporter but completely ignore @theRealOrangeOrangutan .

What's @theRealOrangeOrangutan? Twitter and Google don't show any results.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
28. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 13:21 Bodolza
 
This service has been around for years. It was included with Shield devices for free for about a year while it was in beta. This news seems to be just about them porting the app to Mac and Windows, instead of only Android devices.

I tried it out quite a bit during the free period. It worked okay for slow moving games, like Lego Star Wars, but the input lag was noticeable. Also, it may have been streaming in HD, but there were constant video artifacts. Most of the library is games that are 2+ years old, so you can already pick them up at bargain prices to play them locally.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 21, 2016, 13:55 Bodolza
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 23:08:
I generally like the EFF but this is complete bullshit and outright lying.
Sorry, Cutter, but this is all accurate.

He promised to identify and deport millions of your friends and neighbors
Donald Trump: "We have at least 11 million people in this country that came in illegally. They will go out"

track people based on their religious beliefs
Donald Trump: "We’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully."

suppress freedom of the press
Donald Trump: "I'm going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money"

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2016, 18:28 Bodolza
 
Pretty much agreed on Rogue One. The script could have used some tightening, and the final battle was a bit long. They could have dropped the Imperial Pilot's end mission entirely without affecting the plot at all. Also, the movie really should have ended about a couple minutes before it did. There was a perfect shot of Vader to end on.

Those are all fairly minor quibbles, though. Any fan of the old EU stuff should really check out this movie. It may not feel like a "Star Wars" movie, but it captures the feel of those comics, books, and video games that came out in the 90's.

Much better, IMHO, than the travesty that was TFA.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 19, 2016, 13:16 Bodolza
 
Sadly, Slashdot has gone the same way. A whole bunch of whiny, entitled, thin-skinned geeks up-voting each other. There's no actual discussion anymore on those discussion forums. People just fire off some comment and never respond.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 16, 2016, 16:42 Bodolza
 
NetHead wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 15:43:
When hacking location or country X, simply go through something that won't want to cooperate with them which is conveniently often very well known.
Yeah, I'm sure the intelligence agencies never though of that. Maybe you should offer your brilliant insight to the CIA.

Considering all intelligence agencies are confirming the attacks came from Russia, I don't see a good reason to doubt them. After all, these are the same agencies that are wiretapping every conversation coming in and out of the USA. The only thing that seems to be in dispute is intention.

Also why is the issue that information was made available rather than what the information itself was.
That information has already been released, examined, and litigated. It's not news. Bringing it up is another attempt to try to redirect conversation from the news.

Why aren't you bothered by a foreign governments attempts to interfere with US elections through criminal activities? Are you okay with the CIA doing the same in other countries?
 
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