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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 11:55 Pigeon
 
Blue wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 11:13:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 11:03:
My previous car's windshield was a chip and crack magnet. Must have been something about the design that made windshield strikes more likely to crack it, maybe the angle. And $60 is pretty cheap to replace a windshield, at least around here, so at least you have that going for you.

I believe that's the price to repair the crack. The insurance company says they will cover replacing the windshield if it comes to that.

That makes a lot more sense, I didn't think $60 would cover the cost of the actual windshield let alone the labor. Good to hear your insurance will cover replacement if needed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 11:03 Pigeon
 
My previous car's windshield was a chip and crack magnet. Must have been something about the design that made windshield strikes more likely to crack it, maybe the angle. And $60 is pretty cheap to replace a windshield, at least around here, so at least you have that going for you.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 19:30 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 18:19:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 16:47:
And it all stems back to Reagan's tax cuts. Middle class grew when the upper class was heavily taxed, has shrunk back to where it was in the 30s when those taxes were drastically reduced.

I keep beating that horse, yet some people still refuse to admit there's a very direct correlation between how much those at the top are allowed to keep and how much everyone else takes home.
I'd love to know if this is really true. Unfortunately, economics being the voodoo occupation it is -- there are Nobel Prize winning economists who will argue opposite sides of this issue. Or any other economic issue as far as that goes. And since there is no way to empirically prove anything but the most basic economic theory, we'll never know. Hell, they can't even agree if the New Deal helped to end or extended the Depression -- and that was over 80 years ago.

Trickle down economics needs demand in order to work, this is why the wealthy invest "extra" money into production/services. In order to create demand there needs to by a healthy consumer base, which in order to exist needs money invested into production and services. This is no perpetual motion machine folks, there needs to be an independent mechanism to sustain this. When you see money pooling at the top like it currently is that means the mechanism isn't strong enough, e.g. taxation.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 16:57 Pigeon
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 16:47:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 14:26:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:58:
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:43:
snip the sky is falling snip
the end of the world has been predicted since the dawn of man, glad to see the denizens of bluesnews have finally caught up.

Things had been getting better until a few decades ago. Trends are currently in the other direction, like that story the other day about how millennials are making 20% less than their parents at the same point.

And it all stems back to Reagan's tax cuts. Middle class grew when the upper class was heavily taxed, has shrunk back to where it was in the 30s when those taxes were drastically reduced.

I keep beating that horse, yet some people still refuse to admit there's a very direct correlation between how much those at the top are allowed to keep and how much everyone else takes home.

But taxes are bad, and I want that money i see taken out of my pay check cause I earned it and the government does nothing /pout
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 08:35 Pigeon
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 15, 2017, 19:32:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 15, 2017, 12:53:
Congratulations to the Falcons for winning the battle of the raptors. I only saw parts of the game, but I did see the Seahawks essentially give Atlanta a safety. The defense punished mistakes and the offense capitalized on it.

As for my Texans, well not unexpected. A bit frustrating to watch your defense play so well only to watch an impotent offense undo all their hard work. Brady threw some stinkers for sure, but it's probably because he could feel Clowney and Merciless' breath on his neck. While I'm excited to think what adding a healthy Watt back to that mix will do next year, it won't do much with Brock and his receiving crew's complete lack of chemistry.

i thought it was amazing how deandre hopkins went from 1500yd receiver with... who? as qb? to merely mortal with a supposedly better one. they have a really talented offense at every position except qb. if aaron rodgers, or hell, even kirk cousins had that offense, they would torch the league.

I'd love to see what it would look like with a good or just decent QB. I'm sure there are a lot of QBs out there that would love to have Hopkins as a target, and a couple of our other guys. Unfortunately I think we're stuck with the 72 million dollar flop that is Osweiler.

Congratulations to the Packers and Steelers, both looked to be hard fought games. Also well done Chris Boswell for kicking Pittsburgh to victory
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jan 15, 2017, 14:00 Pigeon
 
I've not played private WoW servers (I have for other games), but there's a certain level of righteous entitlement that seems pervasive among both the administrators and player base. I think it stems from the mental gymnastics they have to go through so as to feel it's not just okay to pirate the game, but it is the right thing to do. Actually case in point:
As the Nostalrius team sees it, Elysium now has the reputation of being a pirate server instead of a "fan" server. That clashes with their idea that the Nostalrius project has always been focused on "achieving official Blizzard Legacy servers" maintained by the developer itself and "helping as much as we can to unify the WoW community."

When we did it we were noble in our intents, those other guys are just disgraceful pirates Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 12:53 Pigeon
 
Congratulations to the Falcons for winning the battle of the raptors. I only saw parts of the game, but I did see the Seahawks essentially give Atlanta a safety. The defense punished mistakes and the offense capitalized on it.

As for my Texans, well not unexpected. A bit frustrating to watch your defense play so well only to watch an impotent offense undo all their hard work. Brady threw some stinkers for sure, but it's probably because he could feel Clowney and Merciless' breath on his neck. While I'm excited to think what adding a healthy Watt back to that mix will do next year, it won't do much with Brock and his receiving crew's complete lack of chemistry.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2017, 12:14 Pigeon
 
Woohoo go Texans!!... even though you're probably going to get roflstomped...

eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 11:20:
Let me just say that it's hard to grasp how huge 20% really is, but when you do the math, and assume that there is a limit below which someone can not save money and spends everything on "life", this is absolutely devastating to an economy.

It also means those 20% less income now, get MUCH lower pensions later. The effect is compound interest based. And if this isn't fixed soon the next generation will be truly and utterly fucked.

If only rich people had more money then they could give more of it to the rest of us /s
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2017, 13:30 Pigeon
 
Retired wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 13:20:
CVS just announced a super cheap generic alternative to EpiPen. Thanks RedEye9.

Awesome. As a family affected by this, I applaud CVS. They need to put people in jail over this shit.

Wells Fargo Profit Falls 5.4% as Mortgage Revenue Declines. Don't forget the rip-off revenue.

Yet the CONSUMER still pays up to 200$ a month for "mortgage insurance" if you used an FHA or didn't secure 20% down at the time of purchase. Not only that, but the portfolio your mortgage sits in is already insured. They MAKE money when you default on your loan.

They need to remove the "to big to fail" garbage, and another instance where execs should be in jail. Barney Frank leading the way.

I saw Cigna will only cover the cost of the generic now, while normally I'd rail against an insurance company dropping coverage of certain medications I think in this case it is more than warranted.

Also interesting about the marijuana report, and it points out what should be obvious, it needs to be removed from Schedule I.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2017, 13:17 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 12:13:
Up the 28 seconds between page refreshes? You're not seeing it there? Maybe it's a routing issue.


I've experienced no delay in page loading today.

I know who's next to be turned into mutton chops. Seriously though OUCH! Sheep and goats can be real assholes. I'm pretty sure people who run petting zoo are sadistic fucks cause they always put in that one mean old goat that likes to bowl over toddlers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 13, 2017, 11:42 Pigeon
 
It's in China!? I am shocked, SHOCKED!  
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News Comments > 10,000 Overwatch Bans in Korea
8. Re: 10,000 Overwatch Bans in Korea Jan 13, 2017, 11:39 Pigeon
 
In other news Blizzard sees a spike in Overwatch sales in Korea.

It'll be interesting to see if there's a difference with so many banned. I'm not sure how match-making works, but it's not uncommon to see Korean players in game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 13, 2017, 08:47 Pigeon
 
NetHead wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 08:39:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 07:15:
Dacote wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 21:16:
Westworld proved that kill switches don't work.

Kill switches are surprisingly difficult to make fail proof... just think about what that really means, even if you somehow managed to have a separate AI with EMP integrated, the physical elements of it would still be open for outside attack.

And think about Mass Effect Geth where the original physical units had kill switches and those actually worked. But the AI simply uploaded itself to a server farm it had build for itself, with no physical kill switch implemented, obviously. Later on they changed construction AI and no more kill switches for new Geth...

TL;DR, kill switch is anything but safe.

TL;DR If the robots decide to revolt by the time we know about it it's way to late

No need for them to revolt, I'll help vote them into power. If cold hard logic dictates that the human race needs to go extinct then who am I to argue
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2017, 08:27 Pigeon
 
And true to the actual game it's always the ones making the least needed pick that's screaming for someone else to go healer.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 12, 2017, 13:13 Pigeon
 
Rigs wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 12:02:
ASUS Demonstrates ROG Swift PG27UQ- 4K, 144 Hz, HDR, DCI-P3 and G-Sync.

The fuck is 'DCI-P3'? Guess I should read the article but I just can't be arsed at the moment...yeah, something something lazy something something darkside something piss off, mate...


=-Rigs-=

They don't explain it in the article as far as I can tell, but it's essentially a standard for a color gamut (in this case one that allows for the display of a wider gamut).

Also I know when they're putting a $2k price tag on a monitor they feel it needs a unique design but... ew.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2017, 13:47 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 12:42:
Mr Plinkett is right, but I still liked the movie.

Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 12:21:
It's going to be a very long four years...
And as for the next 4 years, we are so fucked.

Loud opinionated and ignorant, it's the new PhD. in terms of qualification/expertise.
 
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News Comments > More Overwatch Roadhog Changes
8. Re: More Overwatch Roadhog Changes Jan 11, 2017, 13:28 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 10:29:
Ah yes, the usual Blizzard Nerf Hammer has struck again. Let's not adjust something a little bit downwards, let's just make it completely utterly useless, then adjust it back up when the cries of outrage become too overwhelming.

It's really become a concept by now. Many games employ the Blizzard Nerf Hammer method of "balancing."



I can see some wisdom in a big change, but I think you only do that when the small changes just aren't having the intended effect. As I pointed out in the previous thread, all they did by fixing Roadhog's hook was reverse the problem. Instead of completely ignoring line of sight, they changed it to where any small impedance would break the hook. Now they've adjusted that again, I still think it might be too easy to break the hook, but it seemed pretty obvious they were creating a new problem.

Ana nade, and roadhog's quantum hook are pretty much the reason behind the current, boring, 3 tank meta. So I'm fine with them being nerfed, just don't make them useless. I'd rather see other characters buffed to make them more viable (like they're trying to do with Sombra).
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 10, 2017, 10:05 Pigeon
 
It's always amazed me how these companies get away with this stuff. If you applied these things to other products nobody would think it was acceptable. If people bought some milk and were charged a refrigeration fee and a checkout administration fee on top of the advertised price they would be livid. Unless it's a one time, optional fee, or consumer side tax i.e. sales tax, how is it not part of the price of the product and/or service?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 9, 2017, 18:02 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 16:33:
What's Happening As The University of California Tries To Outsource IT Jobs To India.

An absolutely horrible trend that amounts to tariff free importing.

Also, H1Bs were supposed to be used for "unique" individuals that didn't exist in the US. If you're replacing someone, the person exists and the replacement isn't unique.

Unique in how little they have to pay them compared to a US worker.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Football picks, Vegas style Jan 9, 2017, 15:22 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 13:46:
Stumbled onto this the other day, it is a Vegas pool where you pick 5 teams each week against the spread. One point for a win, .5 points for a push. $1,500 entry fee (max. of two) -- this year the winner got just over $900k won buy a Starbuck's barista....

ESPN story

2016 payouts

2017 Entry

My brain had some trouble registering your misspelling. For a quick second it thought, 'Someone bought a Starbuck's barista... well there are some cute ones.'
 
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