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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 10, 2016, 18:09 Pigeon
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 16:07:
ZeroPike1 wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 14:56:
Millions of Illegals voted with no actual proof. He says yes and thinks it 100%?

Intelligence agencies have report's saying Russia was up to something at the very least.. Ohh wait a min that is just a lie?

I presume he doesn't think there were actually millions of illegal votes but to simultaneously claim there were huge voting irregularities and to say that recounts or Russian hacks don't matter is grossly irresponsible. This damage isn't going to just go away when he does.

Who knows what he actually think, I suspect even Trump doesn't know wtf Trump actually thinks. But he did tweet something along the lines that he won the popular vote if you subtract the millions of illegal votes Hillary received. That's a serious allegation, and if true means there's a huge problem with the election process that needs to be investigated and fixed. But he doesn't want to (he just blames the media for not reporting on it) and when others call for a recount in an attempt to get actual evidence there were voting discrepancies he calls it a scam. He just says whatever the fuck and people eat that shit up like its a big fucking bowl of Lucky Charms.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 9, 2016, 11:16 Pigeon
 
AT&T never met a dollar it didn't like.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 8, 2016, 08:54 Pigeon
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 20:50:
Furi, that game looks intense and visually stunning, but it also looks like it has the potential to make me smash my keyboard because of the memorization/movement execution required for each fight.

To the deep sale wishlist it goes!

I got it as one of the free PS+ games, and your assumptions are pretty much right on. As much as I wanted to finish the game, it just wasn't happening. I think the biggest problem was the difference between what my brain told my hands to do, and what actually happened .
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 6, 2016, 13:02 Pigeon
 
A great sentiment until you consider who gets to decide what's fake and what isn't. What really floors me is how obvious a problem such a plan would be, that the words even left her mouth to begin with.

Yes fake news sucks, but rather than create an ethical quagmire to stop it by violating the first amendment, maybe they should exercise some self control and not take advantage of it for their own political purposes. Or better yet embody the kinds of things that run counter to fake news, like not making baseless accusations, not dismissing scientific evidence on the grounds it isn't convenient to your argument, or being able to admit you're wrong when you're wrong. Maybe, just maybe voters will start to mirror that behavior and elections and government won't be such a shit show of who can be the most ignorant.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2016, 21:00 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 20:32:
Pigeon wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 18:07:
My handwriting is shit, I curse anything that requires me write more than my name. Cards are the worst, along with trying to come up with some heartfelt meaningful message for someone I usually don't know very well, I get the added joy of seeing my pathetic attempt at that done in the handwriting of learning disabled 2nd grader. If hell existed I'm pretty sure my punishment would be to write birthday, congratulatory, or thank you cards for all eternity. Oddly my cursive is much better than my print, but not something I can do in a time efficient manner. I suppose some good came from being forced to practice my cursive letters hours on end as a kid.
For me it is all time based. If I take my time, and write "slowly" I can write in cursive fairly clearly and neatly. But if I am taking notes during a class or something like that, then it really degrades. However, I'd have to say the same for my block lettering. If I take my time, it is something anyone could read. But if I am rushed for whatever reason, it gets pretty sloppy. *shrug*

For reasons I can not articulate, I have for years and years practiced my signature somewhat excessively. I take some small pride in a signature that looks good even if it might not be readable. Definitely one of my personal quirks.

If I'm trying I can print legibly pretty easily, but it still looks awful. Kinda like how you can tell a stick figure is a person, but nobody is going to mistake it for a Rembrandt. Now if I'm quickly taking notes on something good luck on anyone but me deciphering that; even then I sometimes stump myself. It worked out in college when slackers would ask to borrow my notes
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2016, 18:07 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 17:14:
Cutter wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 12:44:
My penmanship has always sucked and I've generally always written in that combination of print/cursive anyway. I don't see a need for it, beyond being able to sign your name. That one is actually important.
In 1989 I knew someone who signed legal documents using block letters. This was when I was in the USAF, a female coworker and I were doing some kind of required paperwork together and I noticed she had used block lettering where her signature was required. I pointed out to her that she was supposed to put her signature in that location, to which she responded, "That is my signature." I was pretty surprised at the time. So the idea it's dying out is not a shock to me.

My handwriting is shit, I curse anything that requires me write more than my name. Cards are the worst, along with trying to come up with some heartfelt meaningful message for someone I usually don't know very well, I get the added joy of seeing my pathetic attempt at that done in the handwriting of learning disabled 2nd grader. If hell existed I'm pretty sure my punishment would be to write birthday, congratulatory, or thank you cards for all eternity. Oddly my cursive is much better than my print, but not something I can do in a time efficient manner. I suppose some good came from being forced to practice my cursive letters hours on end as a kid.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 4, 2016, 12:36 Pigeon
 
I got Gear of War 4 free with my video card. I've not even installed it yet cause I think it'll require me to use the xbox app/windows store thingy. Also I've been unable to tear myself away from Overwatch to even look into it.

EDIT: Well tried to install it, but best I can tell it forces you to login to your Microsoft account every time you start your computer i.e. it replaces your local password with that of your MS password/login. Say what you want about Steam, Origin etc. but at least you can close the damn things when you're not using them. Not MS, gotta integrate that shit into the OS. If you can use it like the other store fronts please correct me if I'm wrong.

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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 4, 2016, 12:29 Pigeon
 
Moonraker in 4k guys!!!

It's anecdotal, but Hulu can struggle to properly stream for me at times. Either being unable maintain HQ streaming or experiencing play stoppage; whereas netflix almost always runs flawlessly. Since my ISP owns a large stake in Hulu I seriously doubt any sort of chicanery going on there. Makes me wonder how well their player can handle 4k.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2016, 17:28 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 16:17:
Pigeon wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 13:50:
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 12:39:
And the end result produced 3.7 grams of pyrimethamine – the chemical name of Daraprim.

“That’s about $110,000 worth of the drug,” Dr Williams said.

Yes, that's what Turing says it costs to make that much of the drug. How much did it cost these kids to make that? $20. $20 fucking dollars. Unreal. Americans should be running riot in the streets over how they get screwed by PhRMA.

In fairness they don't have to pay the bloated salary of a CEO; various executives and make sure investors are rolling in profit...

How does that change what it costs to make it? What they charge and what it costs are vastly different things as we see here.

It was just a sarcastic comment regarding what is considered part of the cost.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2016, 13:50 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 12:39:
And the end result produced 3.7 grams of pyrimethamine – the chemical name of Daraprim.

“That’s about $110,000 worth of the drug,” Dr Williams said.

Yes, that's what Turing says it costs to make that much of the drug. How much did it cost these kids to make that? $20. $20 fucking dollars. Unreal. Americans should be running riot in the streets over how they get screwed by PhRMA.

In fairness they don't have to pay the bloated salary of a CEO; various executives and make sure investors are rolling in profit...
 
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News Comments > On Overwatch Season 3 Placement
1. Re: On Overwatch Season 3 Placement Dec 2, 2016, 13:07 Pigeon
 
I was 3-6-1 and got ranked a few points below gold. I figured it would be worse since several of my teams were straight up awful and we got rolled pretty hard, but my personal play was good in most of the games. It was also almost exactly where I was for the 3 days I played season 2, so I can’t argue with what’s presented in the video. If it’s true they weighted previous rank heavily in the calculation, that’s pretty messed up.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Dec 2, 2016, 09:29 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 09:00:
Pigeon, I think it's phrasing. Some people say 'I'm having problems, is anyone else?" most seem to say "this game is a piece of shit" of course those not having problems and enjoying the game don't react helpfully to that.

You've got a good point; if the original question is loaded with venom it'll get answered in kind. And not to further over analyses what was essentially a joke, but I'd also like to add there is value in knowing others with similar equipment aren't experiencing the same problem.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Dec 2, 2016, 08:56 Pigeon
 
#2 is a way of life here at Blue's; 'runs fine for me so I can only assume it's not working on your machine because you're a terrible person and you fail at life' . Okay mostly kidding about that, other gaming sites (particularly messages boards run by the company)are much much worse in that respect.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 2, 2016, 07:56 Pigeon
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 07:46:
The only people who use AT&T internet are the the clueless. Unless you are one of those rare customers that have access to their fiber they offer the worst internet of anyone.

Or you have no choice in internet provider because the ISPs have carved out territories like a pack of mobsters.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 30, 2016, 22:24 Pigeon
 
Saboth wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 20:51:
I'm guessing Trump's incoming teams take us all for the fools that voted him into office. Lady, there were instances of ISPs slowing service from some companies before Net Neutrality. They were all obviously heading that direction. Deregulating these monopolies is good for only the ISPs and bad for customers and thousands of businesses and workers. For the greater good of the country, Title II is needed. It's going to stifle innovation and competition if only giant corporations are able to pay extortionist fees so Comcast or AT&T don't slow their traffic, while small startups can't afford to pay the extortion.

Also, regarding the new rule that allows the government to hack citizens: "The rule also gives federal judges the authority to issue a warrant to search multiple computers—even without knowing who is the targeted computer owner". Yeah, I think there was something in the Constitution about probable cause, but I guess we don't need that old scrap of paper these days anyhow. Just give up all rights and privacy to protect us from the scary terrorists and pedophiles.

On the plus side Amazon is still selling 55 gallon drums of personal lube. Infact I need to look into buying some stock in that company; I get the feeling they're going to do a lot of business when the reaming starts.
 
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News Comments > Delicious Overwatch Cheater Tears
3. Re: Delicious Overwatch Cheater Tears Nov 30, 2016, 13:47 Pigeon
 
*points* Haw-haw

There's only been two times where I've suspected chicanery. A bastion that insta-locked on targets, even things coming up behind it, and a Genji that just wouldn't die and on replay whose health seemed to regenerate for no apparent reason. I didn't bother to investigate, and particularly on the second one I mentioned it's probably just missed things; accuracy wise and not noticing him running over health packs or getting healed. Even moderately well played genjis frustrate me like no other character.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free GotY Upgrade on GOG.com
5. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free GotY Upgrade on GOG.com Nov 30, 2016, 13:26 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 12:44:
Creston wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 12:40:
You guys RAWK!

Are there any major differences between the game plus DLCs and the GOTY edition? Anyone know offhand?

They should be identical. But on the ps4 the save files are not compatible, I believe. Surely they didn't do the same on pc?


They should work on the PC. Though when I fired up my GOTY edition I swear I saw something about not being able to revert back to regular edition.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2016, 10:27 Pigeon
 
I always say when you buy something, particularly expensive electronics, don't go looking searching for prices afterwards, you're probably not going to like what you find. Of course I can never follow my own advice as I feel compelled to prove I made a good choice buying at the price I did.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 21:18 Pigeon
 
Mentioned it earlier, but I've found a story regarding the current line of EVGA cards and over heating problems:EVGA GTX 1070/1080 Overheating Issues Update. Sounds like they've got a solution even if it might not be optimal (i.e. faster fan speed = more noise). I believe the common consensus is that the cooler is just poorly designed. Though I'm sure it's fine in most cases and should be okay with the new vbios update and free optional thermal pads (should you request them). On the other hand if you get one and your card starts shooting flames out the back of your case don't say you weren't warned  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 17:55 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 17:11:
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 15:59:
Jesus, thought I was having a good day until I saw someone won the entire US$421,000,000.00 Powerball jackpot. Talk about Christmas come early!
Ha! Yeah, must be nice. I buy Powerball and MegaMillions tickets even now and then, usually when the pot is high like this, but didn't know about this one until I saw the news about the win.

I understand the math reasons for not buying them, but my personal spin has always been that I'm as likely to win as anyone else, so why not throw away 5-10 bucks? Hell, that's less than the price of eating dinner out. If nothing else it's worth it for the daydreaming about what I'll do if I win.

That's pretty much what I do, 5-10 bucks every couple of weeks for the slimmest of chances I can be set for life. The last time I bought a ticket I found $10 in the parking lot. I was hoping my view of how the universe works was wrong and that luck was a contagious disease I'd caught that day. Unfortunately my paradigm held true, I didn't match a single damn number.
 
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