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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Feb 22, 2018, 21:11 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 22, 2018, 19:59:
I was not familiar with Larry Aaron and when I hear that a 19 year old died the last thing I thought of was a bullet. silly me

Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio Finds Himself not wavering when it comes to accepting N.R.A. Money. Make us proud!

He sat on that stage and took the kicks the groin, he's not going to give up that money. I'll be surprised if anything meaningful happens. The mentally ill will get scapegoated, cause there's nothing more the republicans like than kicking people who are already down, schools will move a step closer to having their own TSA, and LaPierre will still be able to anally violate himself with an AR-15 that has a custom shaped dildo barrel he purchased from an online dealer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2018, 12:41 Pigeon
 
Wolf video is just a looped green-screen

I think even the Beastie boys admitted they pretty much started as a joke band and never took it seriously. But hey they recognized they'd landed in a them sized niche and rolled with it. Mazel tov! For listening purposes is categorize them in the same manner as Weird Al i.e., I'm not listening for a deep enriching musical experience, it's just for fun.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 20, 2018, 21:20 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 20:52:
How's about NVidia and AMD ramping up GPU sales? I need a new goddamn GPU.

Guessing you mean production, cause GPU sales are amazing, so amazing cards can be sold way over MSRP, no need to offer discounts or rebates...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Bitcoiin Feb 20, 2018, 15:14 Pigeon
 
Using a pyramid graphic to explain your commission structure... ballsy  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
12. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 20, 2018, 08:36 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 18:13:
SMITE wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 18:03:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 11:56:
Whitta’s impressive (and numerous) credits include standouts like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story... “Know what you’re trying to communicate thematically,” he says, “create characters we can care about,

Well I guess giving good advice and being able to follow your own advice are two different things .

You're criticizing Rogue One's writing?

I found it to be much, much better than the negative reviews it received would indicate.

Which was oddly the reverse of the critical adulation Last Jedi received--one of the worst big budget films I've ever seen.
If you disliked Last Jedi you might like this reviewer.
“Last Jedi” is just another middling movie with a rabid fanbase, a Harry Potter-style placeholder picture for lump-in-the-throat moments to come. Or so we hope."
https://rogersmovienation.com/2017/12/12/movie-review-star-wars-the-last-jedi/
Oh and he slams Black Panther, that's akin to handling newborns with pitchforks.

I think they both suffer from different problems. Last Jedi had likeable characters and okay dialogue, but the plot was a fucking train wreck. Rogue One had a pretty solid plot, but completely forgettable characters, and the main protagonist (excuse me I have to go google her name)Jyn Erso was the most boring of the lot. Honestly Rogue One felt more like Star Wars than any film since RotJ, it just lacked anyone to give a fuck about. I suppose that's why the ending wasn't upsetting in the least.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Feb 20, 2018, 08:18 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 19:43:
XKCD, brilliant as always.


I've spoken to people who said the got the flu and when asked if their doctor tested them the answer is always no. So I wondered if it was just the common cold or truly the flu.
Interesting stuff.
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/testing.htm
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/diagnosis/labrolesprocedures.htm
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/diagnosis/rapidlab.htm
Not googled was the percentage of flu cases that go unreported.

Mine came back negative, didn't stop me from being extremely sick for several days or having temps over 102.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 19, 2018, 11:56 Pigeon
 
Whitta’s impressive (and numerous) credits include standouts like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story... “Know what you’re trying to communicate thematically,” he says, “create characters we can care about,

Well I guess giving good advice and being able to follow your own advice are two different things .
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 16, 2018, 11:36 Pigeon
 
Intel is introducing a new feature for its processors with integrated graphics, allowing games to be automatically optimized on systems.

So automatically setting everything to the lowest?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2018, 11:34 Pigeon
 
The use of pentobarbital is not permitted in animal meat used for food supply, so it should not show up in any pet or human food....
... The question still remains how the drug made its way into the food, since it is often only found in the systems of cats, horses and dogs put down by the drug.

Sounds like the pet food needs some DNA testing as well. Barring someone purposefully contaminating the food I'd be willing to bet euthanized horse is finding its way into food. If the food is made in China it could any manner of crap meat product.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
8. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 16, 2018, 08:57 Pigeon
 
"These are quote-unquote video games, and they're forced down our throats under the guise of protected speech," Conway continued

He had to play GTA-V, IT WAS THE LAW!!! I remember that time I stopped playing video games cause I wanted to do some other stuff, and then the SWAT kicked down my door and forced me, at gun point, to play Call of Duty for 12 hours straight. I wish they'd picked a better game.

It should also be no surprise Conway goes on the blame porn for all the rest of society's ills.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 15, 2018, 14:35 Pigeon
 
While the reduction in server-hosting reduces cost for Playkey, they also intend for it to reduce costs for gamers, too. Miners, or their gaming rigs on loan, make a profit that stays more consistent than mining cryptocurrency, and gamers receive a streaming service that is less expensive due to the reduced overhead costs of server rental than they would otherwise have to pay. It is also expected that the streams could have lower latency, depending on where the miner and gamer are in relation to each other.

Somehow I doubt any profit the miner (gaming rig renter) would make up for the cost of hardware, electricity usage, broadband usage (caps, throttling etc.) or inconvenience of essentially having someone else using your machine. And if by some small miracle it actually was profitable for the miner, it would only serve to drive up cost of gaming machines even more as the people who can afford the initial investment buy up the hardware so they can sell time to poor schmucks.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Feb 14, 2018, 20:38 Pigeon
 
It's a nice thought. I'd welcome even a shitty star wars game that tried to do something different over battlemadden2018Q3 star wars edition.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2018, 13:39 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 13:34:
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 12:32:
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 11:31:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 10:51:
I thought this was kind of surprising:

Remington files for bankruptcy

figured all the gun makers were doing fine.

Blame capitalism. It was bought out by Cerberus Capital, who took control using a leveraged buy out that gave Remington a debt of $1B for the privilege of being purchased. Cerberus then paid itself millions in management fees per year.


How the fuck is this not illegal?

Read about Simmons Mattress whose employees were royally fucked. As the PE firm profited, the employees lost their pension plan.

It happened to Sealy Mattresses, too.

There are PE firms that do well. That do good for the economy. They buy poorly run companies, install new leadership, bring in learnings from elsewhere, find synergies with existing products in the portfolio, then sell them much healthier than they started (layoffs are inevitably part of this, but usually dead weight and overstaffing - the employees that need to go to turn a place around.) If you've ever watched The Profit on CNBS, that guy is a one man PE firm. In some episodes he really demonstrates the value he can add (ones where he doesn't gloss over that.)

But for every transaction like that, there are dozens of hundreds where the PE firm takes on no risk, pushing it all on the company itself and the lenders. The worst is when these companies get passed around, levered more and more, taking on more debt each time, making some jackass richer, until the company is ruined, goes through bankruptcy, and ultimately has the brand and any machinery sold to China, making an American company a Chinese one.

Again, Toys R Us is the current case. All of the articles talk about Amazon killing it, and Amazon did hurt it badly in Q4, but some of that was due to the negative press around the company. Toys R Us was actually plenty healthy and profitable if you discount the debt it was forced to take when it was acquired in a LBO. If not for that debt, debt it was forced to take in order to be bought by someone it didn't even want to be owned by, it'd have capital to fight Amazon. Instead, its hands are tied and it operates bare bones as it sees a company investing in innovation and marketing destroying its share.

The Vikings, Goths and Mongol Horde all wear three piece suits now; pillaging and raping without their victims even realizing they’ve been raided.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 12, 2018, 21:31 Pigeon
 
Perhaps if the FCC made cable TV/Internet/Phone/HomeSecurity bundles compulsory that would spur on more competition and innovation. If you can't afford the bundle, or don't live in an area where such services are available, worry not, you can spend the rest of your life toiling away in the Comcast fiber mines.  
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
11. Re: Sunday Patches Feb 12, 2018, 08:49 Pigeon
 
I wonder if this will help curtail the massive frame drops I randomly experience.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 12, 2018, 08:35 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 11, 2018, 11:55:
I find that raw milk helps the tide pods go down.

And the violent diarrhea and vomiting caused by the tide pods makes sure none of the harmful microbes from the milk stay in your system long. Some food combos are just perfect like that, such as wings and beer, or cookies and milk that isn't crawling with drug resistant bacteria.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
7. Re: Saturday Mobilization Feb 11, 2018, 08:57 Pigeon
 
After only 30 minutes? Pfft amateur.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2018, 11:24 Pigeon
 
Tearless onions!? What's next garlic that doesn't make your hands stink after mincing it? This is truly the world of tomorrow we're living in.

Kidding aside, they normally don't bother me. I usually use regular yellow onions. I find sweet onions don't have the bite I desire and can sometimes be tasteless.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Boasts AI Improvements
1. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Boasts AI Improvements Feb 9, 2018, 10:09 Pigeon
 
I'll have to give this a try. The ai was decent, but always played in the same way, which limits how a player can play the game. Two major annoyances, whenever the player discovers a uninhabited planet, all the AIs immediately know where it is and send out colony ships. Secondly the AI does not give a shit about building in player territory, no matter how powerful the player is. But the second a player builds a station in AI territory war is all but certain.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Feb 9, 2018, 08:33 Pigeon
 
Simon Says wrote on Feb 9, 2018, 08:04:
Not a single word about pre-FF7 FF titles and most other groundbreaking SNES franchises which are undoubtedly the best RPGs ever made even to this day for a LOT of people...

"History of RPGs"

Rolleyes

Certainly didn't expect to have dungeon crawlers, adventure games, action games as well as third and first person shooters; all the aforementioned with RPG elements in there either.

I think it's focusing only on games that were released on the PC, or at least released on PC within 2-3 years of the console release. But I certainly agree with the sentiment, IV and VI are my favorites of the bunch. It makes me a little sad to think VI will probably never get a proper remake.
 
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