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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 21, 2017, 15:00 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 21, 2017, 11:48:
Audeze makes $2,495 earbuds only a audiophile fool could love.

I know, I have to start thinking of producing a product for the super rich.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
34. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 21, 2017, 13:12 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 21, 2017, 02:57:
We need a new social design, a new society setup, a new work and life program.

I think many see this especially the young. It will be combated by the rich and the airwaves they control, so it will take the young to grow old and still hold those same convictions, that is hard to do. Even though this is smart and logical, it will be denounced as Communism and re-distribution of wealth, fear. I do wonder if this shift makes a strong attempt in my life time. But it seems to get to that next stage we have to become more selfless and let the right choice lead.

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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
3. Re: Sunday Safety Dance May 21, 2017, 13:06 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 21, 2017, 11:44:
Do you think that failure to patch systems was a reason last week's worm spread so widely.

I think the #1 reason was opening the email that triggered it to begin with then not having the patch. That is what they survey says.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
29. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 21, 2017, 01:08 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on May 20, 2017, 21:36:
Seattle is a perfect example of why cheap labor conservatism is bullshit. When they upped the minimum wage to $15 2 years ago all those cheap fucks screamed how it'd kill off all those lower end jobs. What happened? 2 years later it's now $18 an hour and unemployment plummeted from 10% to 3% and the economy has never - and I mean never - been better. Economics 101: When people who live in a society of conspicuous consumption actually have money to spend they spend it and create more jobs. The only ones it impacts in a negative manner at all are those at the very top who have to take a tiny bit less, and they already have more than they need. Yet, even that comes out in the wash as their sales increase overall!

When NA was never economically stronger, cleaner, safer, etc. when it had strong government regulation, protectionism, and unions. Once Reagan/Thatcher/Mulroney ended that so began the long downward spiral. So don't let anyone ever tell you those things are bad because they're either outright lying or plain fucking stupid.

And what kills me is many of the 99%'ers are against it, they root against their own interest. I get why the 1% doesn't want to pay more. But we haven't recovered mentally from 2008 and looks like we might not. We are in a save save save mentality, happy days of nicely flowing cash doesn't exist there.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
17. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 20, 2017, 17:03 HorrorScope
 
ledhead1969 wrote on May 20, 2017, 13:27:
Huh?

They switch to robots because who in their right mind would pay some idiot $15 to flip burgers or move boxes.

This goes well beyond the jobs you list. But also at some point those jobs have to pay more with everything else going up. They can't stay near static either. There are now studies on jobs like that though starting to pay more and things are working. You adjust, from the owners pricing to the buyers paying. Gas has no problem charging more if need be. That's how it works.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
16. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 20, 2017, 17:01 HorrorScope
 
Brazor wrote on May 20, 2017, 12:39:
Part of the problem (especially out here in California) is that there isn't anyone to hire for those jobs. There hasn't been in a while. Some companies are forced to switch to robots before they lose too many of their current workers to old age, i.e retirement or death.
There are plenty of qualified people who can do those jobs. Both legal and illegal residents across all ethnicity's, handicapped or not. They are not applying for the jobs.

I also can agree with this, the whole "finding people" even with all these tools to put yourself out there has been interesting.

To Beamer's post: I can't help be hear in my head "Who knew job creation and all that comes with it, could be so hard?"
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
15. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 20, 2017, 16:59 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on May 20, 2017, 12:02:
And as always when robots replace all these people who's going to have any money to buy anything? It's self-defeating. That was one of the major reasons for the downfall of Rome. There were so many slaves in the empire that citizens couldn't find work. And that started the whole downward spiral of bread and circuses.

Right, but until then the owners/ceo's that can have it sooner before the levy breaks, will be rewarded with riches beyond comprehension and they don't care if they started it, they'll have theirs. I know Republican gov't won't think long-term and get in the way, certain of that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
13. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 19, 2017, 13:20 HorrorScope
 
Yeah Burrito sounds reasonable you test a sample of the overall. But Creston's 2005, I didn't know companies do mass auto-bios updates without testing and if with a passing grade would do a slow roll out. That is living life. Company wise, I'd only consider a bios upgrade if it was a security reason or something specific to a system(s) and an issue with it that it would specifically fix.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 19, 2017, 13:11 HorrorScope
 
GothicWizard wrote on May 18, 2017, 21:50:
The silence of the FCC actions from trump supporters speaks volumes.

Yeah this screams doing it for the forgotten people... my ass.

I just assume once the other guys get back in power, if this becomes terrible, they will then fix it. Is this going to be one of those differentiating things between parties? If so, another reason to go Demo. and most people now are internet users, Repubs on the wrong side of the issues again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 19, 2017, 13:01 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on May 19, 2017, 11:55:
Sure I'd turn over the keys to a third party if they were contractually liable for any and all damages. In fact it's probably a much better move for most companies to centralize security with a specialist firm.

I have a customer I found out a couple weeks back is using a WMS system where their emails went through the WMS system and they knew that the WMS company looked at their emails. I couldn't and wouldn't ever live with that. They don't like it either, but are sort of stuck. I'm not sure how anyone ever gives that up to another company.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 19, 2017, 12:59 HorrorScope
 
There was one big company that was associated with this in the news often, I can say it wasn't as bad as you would think it was with all the news. When you have 10,000's of thousands of users, there are systems in place to enforce, but still some don't update and slip through the cracks. Will things be tightened up? Probably. Do they force dropping them of the network if not updated in short period of time? Probably.  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 PC Will Trail Consoles; Has No Dedicated Servers
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 19, 2017, 12:51 HorrorScope
 
necrosis wrote on May 19, 2017, 12:46:
User run dedicated servers died a long time ago.

That one feature alone is one of my draws to the survival genre.

I'll judge ye once it is out on the PC. I'm sure I'll then wait at best for a sale. It isn't like we are sitting here jonesing for a game these days, so no big.

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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer
13. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer May 17, 2017, 20:02 HorrorScope
 
Quinn wrote on May 17, 2017, 17:41:
I'd think it's hard to deny that this game got very repetitive before its end, but somehow people here don't seem to have a problem doing so.

Yes, the combat was good but it was also easy AF. Who of you really needed that army the entire game was about getting? The storytelling was mediocre and once you turned your first 10 orcs and assassinated 3 others, you knew it was all rinse/repeat until the end. No more surprises after the first "tutorial" map.

The game was fun but to me almost felt like a prototype showing off the nemesis system. The early PR on this game was criminal, as well, showing off complicated nemesis sequences that never ever even remotely happened.

For what was there it was fun to play for me. It wasn't an overly long game so the repetitiveness didn't become a problem for me and this is a common problem I bring up in games. There was more than the first 10 orcs. If you didn't die the difficulty didn't ramp up, this is what a version 1.0 of the nemesis system brought us, I think we all are looking for improvements to a promising feature. I do agree it was prototypical in feeling for that feature, the game itself was polished. I'm ok with that, they are trying something new that seems to have potential. It would suck if they keep making the same game and don't improve on it, that I would agree. Again I don't like to bash 1.0's of a new franchise, what I want from there is follow ups to improve upon them like they should, makes sense... doesn't always happen. I did not pay $60 for this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 17, 2017, 17:39 HorrorScope
 
Pigeon wrote on May 17, 2017, 16:21:
HorrorScope wrote on May 17, 2017, 14:17:
Creston wrote on May 17, 2017, 13:51:
I like how they call it "over-charging" as opposed to "blatant theft" which is what it really is.


Yep, love how they can water down crimes like this, we all need to incorporate ourselves.

If you under-pay you have to pay an extra fee, get reported to a collection agency, and they destroy your credit. If they over charge you, you have to sit through customer support hell as they make every attempt to weasel out of what they promised, and probably make a few financial threats if you say you're going to back out of the contract they didn't honor. Such a balanced relationship, they can undoubtedly be trusted to handle your personal data and deliver the service they promised.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 17, 2017, 17:38 HorrorScope
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 17, 2017, 15:26:
Least you can't misplace it.

So all AMD/ATI hating aside, on paper (and we all know on paper and actual shipped product are different) will this finally be a chip to compete with Intel especially when it comes to gaming?

No, but AMD is really back on track again, good to see.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed May 17, 2017, 14:22 HorrorScope
 
The thing that fostered pc gaming more than any other is thee threat to pc gaming as we know it. So who do I follow? Obviously not MS. Who else is ready to lead? And if they lead, will they promise to be Utopian for all and surrender their own business interests, because that is reasonable to ask, right? Steam has been a resounding success for PC's, people not pc'ers know about Steam, get PC, get Steam and become overwhelmingly positive towards the experience. That kind of bad thing.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 17, 2017, 14:17 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on May 17, 2017, 13:51:
I like how they call it "over-charging" as opposed to "blatant theft" which is what it really is.


Yep, love how they can water down crimes like this, we all need to incorporate ourselves.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer
6. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer May 17, 2017, 14:13 HorrorScope
 
LOL boring in the first hour? Sum bitch is action packed, I'd buy after a while it gets repetitive for some. Not many games have as good of an action combat model as these games. From what I've seen it looks like ME Shadow's 2 up'd its game nicely.  
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News Comments > The Surge Released
20. Re: The Surge Released May 17, 2017, 00:12 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2017, 23:02:
What is this? The year of the ARPG? Seems every other game is one.

You do realized there are tons of games being released these days and pretty much everything is covered and then some. EA - Every game an EA? Survival? Is every game a Survival? MOBA? Is every game a Moba? It goes on and on, there are no shortages, but developers develop.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 15, 2017, 20:20 HorrorScope
 
Ozmodan wrote on May 15, 2017, 14:32:
Most of the concern was pictures they had on their computer. There are so many cloud storage options out there, including sites like Shutterfly who do not charge for storage that I just do not feel sorry for them.

Right if it is for things like that, these people of all people, should have had a light bulb go off in their heads... I need to get my photos on the cloud, NOW!
 
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