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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2016, 09:50 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 03:03:
I'm going to look into OTA. I was recently visiting my cousin who lives up north in the country and he has a digital antenna. Get's 30-40 HD channels, including some specialty movie channels out of the US, which blew me away. Does anyone do the OTA thing?

Yes, it doesn't take anything special. Regular rabbit ears can help pick up a few channels, there are also indoor and outdoor antenna designed more specifically for HD. The only other thing you might need is a converter box if your TV is old and doesn't natively support HD. Around here most of the "extra" channels show old movies and TV shows, well that and a large assortment of religious and non-english speaking programming. So if that's you're thing you should definitely look into it.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 4, 2016, 08:53 Pigeon
 
Slick wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 01:51:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 22:50:
Luckey said bluntly that for most users, "your crappy PC is the biggest barrier to adoption [for high-end VR]..."

Well he better hope people are going to shell out $1000+ for a PC that isn't crappy plus the extra $600 for the Rift en masse, or he's just going to be another asshole who helped found a failed product.

yeah, cause there isn't an installed base of pc gamers running windows with 970-ish level of graphics capabilities already... oh wait...

It's listed as a minimum spec that will likely be replaced. I don't see how a 970 is going to drive 2160x1200 at good frames without having to downgrade visuals. I guess we'll know soon enough.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 3, 2016, 22:50 Pigeon
 
Luckey said bluntly that for most users, "your crappy PC is the biggest barrier to adoption [for high-end VR]..."

Well he better hope people are going to shell out $1000+ for a PC that isn't crappy plus the extra $600 for the Rift en masse, or he's just going to be another asshole who helped found a failed product.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2016, 11:41 Pigeon
 
Perhaps that is the first generation of squirrels that has evolved to have telekinetic abilities. When they take over the world, we'll know who to blame.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 29, 2016, 17:14 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 16:16:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 15:36:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 12:42:
Cutter wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 12:29:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 11:15:
Ah good ole over reaction; helping people deal with tragic events by severely punishing people involved in unrelated events for the last 10,000+ years.

In every sane country that's an overreaction. Given the US sees mass-shootings on a daily basis it's not. If something had gone down and it came out they knew about it and failed to react they'd be up shit creek. They really don't have a lot of choice in the matter for scenarios like this. Besides, even as a joke that's the sort of thing that warrants a parents attention.

Given what she *wrote* I don't think this is an overreaction. The Emojis are not the problem

Something she *wrote* that was determined to not be a credible threat. To be clear I'm not saying no reaction is correct, but dragging this to juvenile court seems overkill. Who hasn't said or done something stupid when a kid? What if the 'wrong' person had heard or seen it and decided tough action needed to be taken because there's a 1 in 10 million chance the kid could be a mass shooter? Once the threat was determined not to be credible punishment should have been left to the school and parents.

Yeah, but you only know what's a credible threat AFTER and you'd be flamed to hell and back if you let even 1 credible threat pass through because "it's only a 12 old girl" made you ignore it. Point is, making a threat is a crime, be it a 12 year old girl or a 90 year old dude. And I didn't threaten to kill anyone as a X year old I would never do that

Juvenile court isn't gonna put her in jail, 50 social hours or whatever is well enough to teach a lesson.

Again I didn't say no action should be taken. She made a vague threat posing as another student, appropriate actions were taken to identify who made the threat and the credibility of the treat. Perhaps I lack faith in a justice system that appears eager to use incarceration to 'fix' problems and teach lessons, but I think a combination of school and parental involvement can mete out a better solution that is more likely to address emotional problems and less likely to be a permanent detriment to the young girls life.

As far as age goes it's pretty well established that minors' rational and emotional intelligence isn't on the same level as adults. That's why there are many laws that specifically protect minors, and why they have a different court system than adults.

...aaand looking at the latest news, here we go again
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 29, 2016, 15:36 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 12:42:
Cutter wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 12:29:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 11:15:
Ah good ole over reaction; helping people deal with tragic events by severely punishing people involved in unrelated events for the last 10,000+ years.

In every sane country that's an overreaction. Given the US sees mass-shootings on a daily basis it's not. If something had gone down and it came out they knew about it and failed to react they'd be up shit creek. They really don't have a lot of choice in the matter for scenarios like this. Besides, even as a joke that's the sort of thing that warrants a parents attention.

Given what she *wrote* I don't think this is an overreaction. The Emojis are not the problem

Something she *wrote* that was determined to not be a credible threat. To be clear I'm not saying no reaction is correct, but dragging this to juvenile court seems overkill. Who hasn't said or done something stupid when a kid? What if the 'wrong' person had heard or seen it and decided tough action needed to be taken because there's a 1 in 10 million chance the kid could be a mass shooter? Once the threat was determined not to be credible punishment should have been left to the school and parents.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 29, 2016, 11:15 Pigeon
 
Ah good ole over reaction; helping people deal with tragic events by severely punishing people involved in unrelated events for the last 10,000+ years.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 27, 2016, 20:37 Pigeon
 
...followed by an awkwardly told anecdote about masturbating to censored wheelchair porn the night before didn't quite fit the tone of the program.

Odd, why would anyone think that's a fire-able offense? I send out company wide emails on that very subject all the time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
30. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 13:12 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 10:07:
That's fucking ridiculous, they need to revert that shit. They hide it away too, its not an obvious toggle setting to undo for casual users.

They make a great version of Windows and ruin it with stupid initiatives like this.

That is pretty much my take on Win 10. Once you scrape away all the shoe horned in crap it's a solid OS. They must have too many upper level managers at MS, cause it seems like there's a lot of bad ideas that get generated so people can justify their bloated salary.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 08:35 Pigeon
 
Amazing how well AMD cards are still performing compared to nVidia. When these results first came out people were complaining the difference was due to immature drivers. Unfortunately for AMD when it actually starts to matter, when DX12 games are available, I'm sure nVidia will have a comparable or better offering. Also the mixed GPU thing is cool.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 24, 2016, 13:36 Pigeon
 
1:27 and on, that's why the robots will murder us in our sleep.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 22, 2016, 22:44 Pigeon
 
£22 pounds assuming you have the know how of the guy making the video. Still £500 is probably £400 of profit. I know from experience replacement batteries can often be expensive enough to warrant just buying a new unit (clearly not the case with the Nagra VI).  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
4. Re: Sunday Interviews Feb 21, 2016, 16:10 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 14:06:
The BBC deliberately misquoting things and taking them out of context to emphasize the terribly slanted point they try to foist on their viewing audience?

Why, I never...!

Rolleyes


I'm more familiar with FOX's shenanigans so I don't know how bad the BBC is at "editing" interviews to fit their story, but it sounds like they almost completely edited the interviews to have them appear to say the exact opposite of what was actually capture in the interview. Pretty scummy.
 
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News Comments > On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues
1. Re: On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues Feb 20, 2016, 13:19 Pigeon
 
Good to hear they're working on this. Maybe by the time the Patch comes out I'll be ready to pay.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 15, 2016, 17:01 Pigeon
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 15, 2016, 11:52:
I don't understand why people buy smart tvs. They offer virtually no benefit over an external box, complicate the ui, underpowered, drive up the price of the tv, cant's be shut off and have limited upgradability. The icing is having a shittastic company like Samsung datamining me.

I've used both and pretty much this. Currently using a Samsung smart TV (no mic... I think)and most of the issues I have with it center around performance problems and bugs. Plus they don't have as many apps as other popular devices like Roku or Apple TV. Apps things just don't want to play so I fire up my PS4 instead and its fine. Frankly the only benefit is having everything on a single remote, which I'm pretty sure you can do with one of the standalones if you are so inclined.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 14, 2016, 14:56 Pigeon
 
Died in a hunting trip in Texas, sounds suspicious... Wait, where's Cheney at!? On a more serious note this is going to be a political cluster fuck. It'll certainly rile up the republican base, but if they're too inflexible it could turn off moderates and hurt them in the general election.

In other news the wireless on my trusty Linksys wrt54G more or less gave up the ghost. I guess some 10 or so years of service is pretty good. The replacement supports AC and dual bands, two things I really can't use atm. Hoping I'm future proofed a bit by that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 12, 2016, 13:10 Pigeon
 
I still plan a route out before hand if I'm going somewhere unfamiliar. I find that while GPS usually gets you there the route isn't optimal or at least more confusing than it needs to be. If I'm going somewhere and I'm completely unfamiliar with the area I'll take an actual map. Better to have tools you don't need than to have your GPS fuck up and have no idea where you are or how to get where you're going.  
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Troubleshooting
2. Re: XCOM 2 Troubleshooting Feb 11, 2016, 11:46 Pigeon
 
I'll probably wait for a patch or driver update to see if it improves performance for me. If not I'll have to *gasp* turn down some options.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2016, 10:49 Pigeon
 
I think my disinterest in competitive gaming as I get older is in good part due to not wanting to go through the process of getting good at a game. First of all its more frustrating sucking when you're used to being near the top of the score board. Secondly there's very much a Ďbeen there done thatí feeling. Lastly while patience in general has increased as Iíve gotten older, my tolerance of willingly spending time among morons and assholes has decreased. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than among the random sever populations of online shooters. It can take time to find a good server, and I realize a lot of online games are random matching nowadays so that makes the problem worse. Still, some of my best gaming memories are from competitive games.

EDIT: Added more, originally tried to comment on my phone, but something slowed my texting to a crawl. Thereís was an annoying video ad in the corner for some health something, but Iíve no idea if that was the culprit.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 11, 2016, 08:42 Pigeon
 
Warner-Chapell OG copyright trolls finally getting their comeuppance. Well sort of, considering how long they've been pushing a bogus claim 14 million seems like a slap on the wrist.  
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