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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2017, 11:43 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 10:37:
For a couple of weeks I noticed a creaking noise coming from my bike, the frame acts like a sound amplifier and makes locating audible oddities difficult. Turns out I had cracked the top tube where it connects to the seat tube.

Don't need a key for myself but good luck to the winners.

I had a similar problem recently too, and I could never recreate the squeaking when I wasn't riding. I ended up replacing the bottom bracket and re-greasing all of that, which fixed one issue, but the squeaking remained. Finally on a longer ride it started squeaking so much and so loudly I was able to spin the front wheel and recreate the squeaking. A through cleaning of the front hub and subsequent greasing = problem solved. One benefit of when it was squeaking so horribly, people walking on the trail I normally ride could easily hear it and would get to one side so I could pass. On the other hand it was so irritating I wanted to chuck it into the bayou.

On an unrelated note, I'd heard about counterfeiting issues with Amazon and wrongly assumed it applied only to electronics and associated parts. Nope, wanted to buy a DSM and was surprised to see the price so low, only to read comment after comment about counterfeit copies. Poor quality binding, misspellings, pages put in backwards or just straight up missing. Going try ordering directly from Amazon, the price isn't unbelievably fantastic, but hoping that means it isn't counterfeit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 13, 2017, 23:29 Pigeon
 
And when he got back to the US Apple had him drawn and quartered.  
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News Comments > On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks
7. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 12, 2017, 13:31 Pigeon
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 12:28:
i just finished placements for this season and ive won and lost about the same amount since getting out of placements, but my rank is going up quicker than it used to in a similar situation. Every win is 40+ sr, and losses take away about 15-25 sr.. so the system is obviously trying to get me to where it thinks i should be. this feels alot different than previous seasons i've played in.

I get more SR when I play damage dealers, usually soldier, which I suspect is because I rack up the golds. Whereas if I play a healer I'll get maybe 20. And I usually end up playing a healer, and sometimes tank because nobody picks those.
 
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News Comments > On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks
1. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 12, 2017, 10:00 Pigeon
 
I've had some pretty decent win streaks, but those usually consist of some hard fought wins. Also when I'm ranking up there's normally a loss or two in the mix. But those losing streaks, damn. I've lost 400 SR straight before, and it's round after round of awful teams. I suspect they have some idea of how matchmaking should work that doesn't really work in reality.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Uprising Event Begins
2. Re: Overwatch Uprising Event Begins Apr 12, 2017, 08:24 Pigeon
 
Rhett wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 19:23:
Played a round of it and won, but everyone seemed pretty on-point. Much better than the halloween mode. Mixes all the objectives pretty much (point capture, KOTH, payload), also minibosses so-to-speak. Also a free box just for logging in.

It's pretty easy, on normal mode at least. Only lost once, but that's because our Torb left and even then only because at the very end our mercy, for some reason, stopped healing.

Bastion is an absolute beast in All Hero mode, I wouldn't be surprised if he could solo the whole thing
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 11, 2017, 14:56 Pigeon
 
At least this is getting some legislative attention. Of course there's a big difference between a bill being introduced and a bill being under serious consideration. In fact it sounds like it's already over with in Minnesota and Nebraska. I can only imagine enough gold-pressed latinum exchanged hands to ensure nothing hindered corporate profits.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 11, 2017, 11:42 Pigeon
 
I was noticing how slow my old Vista laptop was this weekend; doesn't help it has the 32bit version. 4GB ram and 1GB dedicated vram it might not even be able to get the full usage out of the meager amount it actually has. Maybe if I can find a cheap version of 7-pro x64 I'll throw that on there (I know there are drivers for that).

Of course a new one would be great, but if I'm going to get a new one I'd like it to be a nice new one; SSD, decent video card, and plentiful ram, and I don't want to spend that on something I don't use often. FML the struggle is real
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Into the Black Apr 10, 2017, 22:58 Pigeon
 
The airlines overbook as a matter of policy in order to maximize profits. Their bottom line is more important than human dignity. So while the man reacted poorly in the heat of the moment, the airlines create the precedent through policy. You can't repeatedly put people through stressful situations and not expect some of them to react badly. It's unsettling how many people are quick to take the airline's side because they guy wouldn't leave when they asked him to; seemingly completely accepting of the calculated greed that allowed there to even be an issue in the first place.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 7, 2017, 08:41 Pigeon
 
Leper wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 18:31:
Pigeon wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 14:36:
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 13:43:
OMG, will someone please tell monitor makers that the curved display thing is a useless gimmick already??? Geez.

I'd like to spend some quality time with a curved display; though I feel like it's a gimmick I'm at least curious. Some how I don't think anyone is going to let me have a 1 week trial with one .

You could buy one and return it after a week (assuming your store's return policy is fairly lax).

A lot of places have restocking fees for expensive items to prevent just such a thing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Op Ed Apr 7, 2017, 08:20 Pigeon
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 23:59:
OMG, you are so fringing liberal here. Democrats drag laws in futile attempt to protect US internet privacy? What a bunch of bull crap. Almost as worse as the other garbage you are sharing about the internet as if the republicans just handed over the keys to your laptops. People, don't get your political news from here; if you do, make sure you read the conservative side as well. The truth usually falls somewhere in between.

I'm pretty sure you can submit links. So if you find an article you don't think is liberal "bull crap", you can send that in for Blue to post.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 6, 2017, 14:36 Pigeon
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 13:43:
OMG, will someone please tell monitor makers that the curved display thing is a useless gimmick already??? Geez.

I'd like to spend some quality time with a curved display; though I feel like it's a gimmick I'm at least curious. Some how I don't think anyone is going to let me have a 1 week trial with one .
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 6, 2017, 08:59 Pigeon
 
It's like that old Coke commercial where they were at Kent State and a student shared a coke with a soldier, and instead of firing into a crowd of unarmed civilians everyone laughed and hugged. Oh wait that never happened because Coke's attempts at appropriating the protest culture were never so ham handed. Better luck next time Pepsi, you'll get those pesky millennials yet.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 5, 2017, 20:20 Pigeon
 
It's two competitors Ajit, not too competitive. Common mistake.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Report on comment 1128831 Mar 31, 2017, 22:19 Pigeon
 
descender wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 19:17:
BD won't install with almost any other scanning or malware utilities... but you also won't really need them.

Sad to hear that their retail support is so bad (not surprising, just sad) because their corporate product is fantastic.

I really like the actual product, which is why I'm so disappointed the support was so godawful. Such is life I guess.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 31, 2017, 16:09 Pigeon
 
Dacote wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 15:11:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 14:31:
I have a paid version of their software, which I like. Their support for the product is slow, but the way they handle sales is near fraudulent.
That can't be good, what do you mean by fradulent.
Do they automatically subscribe you to reup with autodrafts, because most do that.
Are you getting popups for their Registry Optimizer for only $39.95? I hate that shit.

Yes they do an auto-renew, which is fine and they inform you of that. However I manually renewed, which they give the option to do, and a week later was charged a 2nd time by the auto-renew. I want to be clear, I specifically used options on their site to renew, not to buy a 2nd copy. First of all their 24/7 support is just a call center manned by people with soutwest asian accents who only create support tickets, not offer actual support. The actual support is done through emails, which took days for them to send, which was only an offer to give me two years of service (which is what I already effectively had). They never responded to anything I said and the only time any action actually occurred is the day I disputed the charge through my card.

A few things, they use a point-of-sales software/company called avangate. This is where all the problems appeared to occur. The software, and bitdefender's site only ever showed that I had purchased one copy, and then treated the auto renew as having purchased a 2nd year of service. Avangate's site (which took some work to find) treated the manual renew as purchasing a 2nd copy. The whole thing was really shady and took about a month to sort out for what should have been a same day fix.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 31, 2017, 14:31 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 13:50:
May have to start recommending Bit-Defender for my clients who want free, after I play with it on my laptop.
Like that it has top shelf protection w/out advertisements.

http://chart.av-comparatives.org/awards.php?year=2016
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I have a paid version of their software, which I like. Their support for the product is slow, but the way they handle sales is near fraudulent.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 30, 2017, 11:08 Pigeon
 
Donald Trump champion of the people... as defined by Citizens United.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2017, 13:54 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 11:52:
I suspect the recent spike in flat earth talk is the result of NBA player Kyrie Irving stating he believed it. It was a few days (a week?) before he gave any indication he wasn't serious. Shaq jumped on the band wagon, and away we go...

Did he ever walk back that comment or was it more, 'why do you care what I think I'm a basketball player'? Which is a slightly more valid point from a philosophical stand-point, but in reality it is painfully clear many people equate success and fame as source of authoritative knowledge and wisdom.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 29, 2017, 09:53 Pigeon
 
Nimh wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 09:28:
Is it just me or does this seem to really have far reaching implications? I mean now there is a physical name and address connected to everything your household generates online, and that is saved, bundled, parsed, and sold. So RIAA, MPAA? No problem. Even stuff like wholesale blackmail seems trival now, just buy a 1000 user records and send the porn users a pay-up or else letter.

HTTPS is a bit of a firewall, but really not much. And they will probably pull a Facebook/Google and pretend nothing is different and that "sharing with our partiners helps improve our service" EULA type bullshit.

Am I missing something?

Yes, Jesus was a profit, therefore profits are good and anything that gets in the way of profits are the work of the devil. If someone manages to buy the browsing histories of congressmen who voted to kill privacy rights and released that information to the public that would also be good.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free
5. Re: StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free Mar 26, 2017, 13:22 Pigeon
 
Looks cool, but the cost is the thing. Also reminds me I've still not played Legacy of the Void despite liking the previous two.  
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