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Nickname Bodolza
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Signed On Apr 18, 2003, 16:27
Total Comments 691 (Apprentice)
User ID 16753
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 17:14 Bodolza
I live in California and those prices are straight off of Feel free to look them up yourself if you don't believe me. If I went to an Asian or Latino market, it'd be even less.

I'm also willing to admit it's entirely possible I'm spoiled by cheap produce here, but I didn't think the price differences would be that drastic around the country.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 14:09 Bodolza
PHJF wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 11:34:
I use a simple salsa recipe (roma tomato, green onion, garlic, salt, lime juice, cilantro, hot sauce) that costs significantly more than simply buying a jar of Pace.

Some stuff, like ice cream or cheese, is cheaper to buy than make, but produce is cheap. These are the prices from my local store:

$3.00 24 oz
$.125 per oz

Homemade salsa:
0.68 2 lb tomatoes
1.09 1 bundle green onions
0.10 1/2 head garlic
0.30 1/2 bundle cilantro
0.20 1 lime
0.20 2 jalapeno peppers

That's around $2.50 for about 40 oz of salsa, or $0.0625 an oz -- about half the price of Pace. You could use all organic ingredients and still come in a bit cheaper.
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Sep 9, 2014, 17:02 Bodolza
Julio wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 16:37:
It's made it clear that 'game journalists' are for sale (either through sex or cash/goods)

Pardon me for barely paying attention to this issue, but is this actually news to anyone? Games journalism has been the pit of integrity for as long as I can remember. With rare exception, game reviews have always had a bad rep. For Christ's sake -- console companies had their own magazines in which they reviewed their own games.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 5, 2014, 12:31 Bodolza
LittleMe wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 12:04:
All that said, the I still think issue has been blown well out of proportion.

I don't know about that, considering the future of human civilization is at stake, and that's not an exaggeration. Look at all the ways the Internet has transformed the world over the past 20 years. How this plays out will determine the shape of the internet.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 3, 2014, 14:03 Bodolza
First, I turned off automatic updates for everything. When they forced Australis, I switched to Pale Moon. Now it's all good.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 13:27 Bodolza
I'm surprised they didn't call it rape. They would have gotten even more clicks.

Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:46:
But their private sex life should be their private sex life.

Now meet reality. I expect my credit card number to be secure, but I've had to replace it twice this year due to hacks. Unfortunately, I don't have a choice about giving out my card info. They did.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2014, 13:21 Bodolza
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 10:11:
His skin looks really bad....that he wasted?

He's 83 years old. Give the man a break.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 15, 2014, 16:58 Bodolza
I got a Cardboard a couple days ago, and couldn't agree more. It's definitely got the "wow" factor. The quantity and quality of the apps is pretty low right now. Hopefully that picks up, but I expect the 3D haters are going to try their best to kill it.

Found this today, which I'll have to check out when I get home:
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 15, 2014, 12:45 Bodolza
I'm calling bogus. There's no way "Streetfighter" or "Le Grande Belleza" is the most pirated movie in any state.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: How I Screwed Myself... Aug 8, 2014, 12:44 Bodolza
He's complaining about unqualified people for the HR Assistant/Front Office position. That's an entry level position. You shouldn't need much or any experience for that job, which makes it perfect for people trying to break into the industry.

And yes, the "mail room" effect still exists, and I see it all the time. You aren't making the executive team without your Ivy League degree, but it's still a good way to get your start.
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
6. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 7, 2014, 12:46 Bodolza
The reason this myth exists is that people think (inaccurately) because light colored objects better reflect the sun's rays (and therefore much of the heat energy generated by absorbing that light) than dark objects, that this must mean the color relates to how well it conducts heat.

The problem is that this sentence is poorly constructed, so it's hard to tell if he/she is saying (a) people inaccurately think light colored objects better reflect the sun, or (b) that they inaccurately think colour affects heat emission because it affects absorption.

I think he/she is saying (b), which means we all basically agree with each other.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 5, 2014, 12:34 Bodolza
Reading through the filing, it looks like the Angry Birds lady has a pretty good case.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 1, 2014, 12:53 Bodolza
I was expecting it to use the display from a smartphone. What I didn't expect was for it to literally be the front face of a phone. I lol'd when I saw that picture.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: CIA admits it improperly accessed Senate computers. Aug 1, 2014, 12:49 Bodolza
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 23:00:
Keep voting for the bitch, California. Please.

Someone else might get the vote if the Republican party in California can put up a candidate that's not a joke, but I don't see much chance of that happening.
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Jul 29, 2014, 12:46 Bodolza
Once I accepted that these movies are more about Jackson exploring Tolkien's world than a strict interpretation of the book, I was able to enjoy the movies much more. That said, his approach has been more novelistic than most movies.

Most movies try to conform to the 4 act structure regardless of source material, whereas novels (especially Sci-Fi/Fantasy), can be meandering with characters going from adventure to adventure. He had to rush or omit parts of the LoTR trilogy to keep it in 3 movies, so I appreciate it that he's taking his time with the Hobbit.

I also seem to be in the minority in liking the HFR.
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News Comments > Op Ed
53. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 19:04 Bodolza
yuastnav wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:07:
So would you go to, say, a demonstration against the war in Vietnam and tell the people to stop protesting because hey, all wars are bad and you shouldn't just protest against this one but against wars in general.

Many people were protesting against ALL wars at the time. I wasn't there, but I'm guessing most of the anti-Vietnam protesters weren't okay with other wars. Peace and love.

You appear to have missed my point, anyways. I was responding to the argument that the same methods used to fight against racial discrimination in the 60s should be used to combat sexual harassment against female video game players.

My point is that national marches and rallies around the country in an attempt to get Congress to repeal and enact laws protecting female gamers, which is the methods used in the 60s, would be seen by many as a massive overreaction, and would actually turn potential supporters against them. See PETA for a perfect example.
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 16:27 Bodolza
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 16:14:
[Second, while gender harassment in games is not as deadly as the fight for civil rights back in the 1960s, the same methods for mitigating it apply.

I don't agree. The degree of the response should be equal to the degree of the problem. For example, an large march on Washington for non-harassment in video games would turn off many people who'd see it as an over-reaction. Especially since, as you said, women in some countries have actual life-threatening situations they have to deal with.
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 15:02 Bodolza
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:45:
1960s: Those people that write about racial inequality should just shut up already. Constantly writing about it won't do anything.

Are people burning symbols on women's lawns? How many games have "men only" sections, and will beat up women if they try to play? Are there parades in city streets promoting the superiority of men over women? How many women have been literally hung for gaming?

Ridiculous comparisons only succeed in turning off those who might actually support a cause.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 22, 2014, 13:14 Bodolza
Keyboards will go away when PCs go away, which isn't anytime soon. On the other hand, voice control is great for phones. Mostly because the keyboards are so terrible. These days, if I'm doing a search on my phone I'll usually use the voice controls.

Also, thanks for the deslide link, Ant. That site will come in very handy.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2014, 13:31 Bodolza
RoboNerd wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 10:03:
Seems to me FDA needs to ask some of these drink manufacturers why their ingredient label fails to disclose the presence of high fructose corn syrup. Clear cut case of mislabeling. So much for Blue's favorite Mexican Coke.

I didn't see any links to how they tested, but that graph makes no sense to me. Sucrose is half fructose/half glucose. How can they have a separate measurement for Sucrose? Mexican Coke is 51% fructose, which is exactly what you'd expect to see in something sweetened with sugar.

Most soft drinks use HFCS 55, which is 55% fructose and 45% glucose - that's right - a whole 5% more than sugar. Most of them showed up with 58%, which is a bit high, but who knows what their margin of error was in these tests.

I don't understand why people say fructose from fruit is better than fructose from vegatables. A fructose molecule is a fructose molecule. It's not like it knows where it came from.
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