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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2017, 13:10 Pigeon
 
It's been a few months so the details escape me, but I was always under the impression there wasn't ever supposed to be an answer to if the hosts were expressing free will. It was intentionally left ambiguous to make the viewer question what free will really is and by extension do we, humans, actually possess free will or are our choices only bound by our biological programming... Stop ruining great Sci-fi by giving 'answers' to the piongant moments.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 26, 2017, 12:53 Pigeon
 
So when the SCOTUS rules in favor of Lexmark and destroys the concept of ownership you think they'll require companies to put a big label on the box saying, 'You will not own this when you purchase it'. Some how I doubt it, I'd bet companies would vehemently protest it as well. They want to sell the illusion of ownership, while maintaining control (profits) of licensure.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Mar 25, 2017, 15:10 Pigeon
 
Well looks like I'll only need to pay the states tax, and not the %2 local add-on so that's something.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Mar 24, 2017, 20:18 Pigeon
 
Clown they couldn't pass their own bill to replace the ACA which they claimed was Satan incarnate Clown

Jester they had 8 years of bitching and nobody could come up with anything better Jester

Mad they control all 3 branches of government Mad

While I'm glad they failed, I'm bewildered that they did. Anyways congratulations republicans, you've reached democrat levels of blowing a sure thing. Cheers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2017, 20:23 Pigeon
 
That dash-cam video reminds me of my daily commute. I have to know though, does everyone in Australia have drift tires or something?  
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News Comments > New Overwatch Reporting Options on PTR
1. Re: New Overwatch Reporting Options on PTR Mar 23, 2017, 11:56 Pigeon
 
"Poor Team work" Oh god, well guess 75% of Overwatch players are getting banned. Some of these are so subjective I don't know how they would justify a ban. I guess if enough complaints come in for different people. I've often seen people bitch about other's 'throwing', when the people doing the bitching appear to be the problem. Like the Sombra who was adamant the whole team had to play around them, or the Genji that goes on the mad flanks and wonders why they're not getting healed or have a Rien shield in front of them.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 22, 2017, 22:40 Pigeon
 
Why am I not surprised to see Apple opposing the right to repair legislation.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Adds New Hero
7. Re: Overwatch Adds New Hero Mar 22, 2017, 08:39 Pigeon
 
Got play her for about 1 minute in mystery heroes, unfortunately my team, which had been doing good, completely fell apart by that point. So when I got to the objective everyone was dead and I was starring down an ulted torb. Also got to play against 2 Orisa's, a Rien, D.Va, Sym and Anna... at a choke. Barriers on top of barriers .

And I don't really understand the matchmaking in comp. Everyone is supposed to be at a similar skill level yet I have so many games where it's just terrible group after terrible group. I can't help but feel there's something wrong with the ranking system.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 20, 2017, 17:28 Pigeon
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 13:56:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 13:11:
FBI director to testify on Russian FBI interference in the presidential election.

Fixed, cuz that was at least as big a factor.

That begs the question - why believe the FBI about Russia

Because it's not what Comey said, but when and how he said it. I dislike the lack of specificity, because it leaves a lot open to interpretation. But unlike the announcement a few days before an election, the damage that this does is much less severe and there is a lot of time to address the actual results.

This comment was edited on Mar 20, 2017, 18:08.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Swapping DX12 for Vulkan
4. Re: Star Citizen Swapping DX12 for Vulkan Mar 19, 2017, 12:01 Pigeon
 
Normally I'd be happy to see a high profile developer taking a swipe at Microsoft, whose string of anti-consumer decisions is corrupting the platform... but when it's coming from the current poster boy of game development mismanagement it's kind of hard to get excited.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Seeks to Reduce Overwatch Draws
1. Re: Blizzard Seeks to Reduce Overwatch Draws Mar 18, 2017, 13:17 Pigeon
 
I feel like there's something they could do to help match making. Last weekend I dropped ~400 points after getting team after team that seemed to have zero idea of how to play the game. Also I feel like you're punished for healing, how many points you get in comp seems to be weighted heavily on eliminations. As a healer you're not getting many of those. Not a huge difference in points, but it adds up when you're trying to rank, and seeing as you're playing a class everyone is apparently allergic to (at least in gold and below), you'd think you'd get more, or at least equal points. Anyways, salt I guess...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 17, 2017, 13:28 Pigeon
 
What an absolute farce this has been. And despite what Trump's team has been trying to say the comparison to the Russian ties investigation is not an apples to apples example of hypocrisy. At the very least several intelligence agencies have been saying there is enough evidence to suspect something is going on and warrants investigation.

Whereas with the wiretaps everyone has denied this happened and nobody is able to find any evidence of it having happened. Even the administration can't produce any proof, only an allegation from a twit tweeting that it happened.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 16, 2017, 09:54 Pigeon
 
Internet is a nessecity now, cable TV is not. So no surprise there.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Mar 14, 2017, 22:31 Pigeon
 
I feel like if that happened every criminal would just drive fast and recklessly as a get out of jail free card. Maybe if they charged people who did that with attempted manslaughter for every person on the same road at the time. Ideally it'd be nice to see something like a pursuit drone so the actual cruisers can back off and the drone can detonate track the perp's car. Then you don't have the police adding to the danger of the situation, and you can still catch the guy.  
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News Comments > Lucio Changes and More Revealed in Overwatch AMA
6. Re: Lucio Changes Mar 14, 2017, 13:49 Pigeon
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 13:35:
As a Lucio main player the only real times I use the speed buff is to get people to an objective, or when there are other teammates respawning with me.
But I also play a wall-riding, healer on meth from hell and I love taking on and shoving Reins and other big characters around and off the map.

As for Winston... I'd like to see two things 1)make his shield stronger, and keep the other team from coming into the shield. It would make him much more viable.

Lucio is pretty awesome on King of the Hill maps, he can either wall ride on the point where 80% of the playing population don't think to look (aka up), or boop people off the map.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 14, 2017, 13:46 Pigeon
 
Well my Vista laptop hasn't updated properly in at least 2 years because of a long standing well documented problem so they pretty much put it on life support long ago. I'd have replaced it with a newer laptop, but seeing as I only use it on rare occasion anymore, I have a hard time justifying that. Same with purchasing a newer OS for it. Maybe if its rendered unable to do the things I use it for I'll try slapping some variant of Linux on it.  
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News Comments > Lucio Changes and More Revealed in Overwatch AMA
4. Re: Lucio Changes Mar 14, 2017, 13:31 Pigeon
 
descender wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 11:58:
Unless you are playing highly competitive ranked... Diamond or better... Lucio is certainly not a "must pick" class. The biggest problem with Lucio (and Reinhardt) is people thinking that they are "the meta" and "must picks" when they really aren't when you are playing in Bronze where no one knows which way is up.

How often do those same people actually change to other more useful characters when their team dictates it? Do you have a Pharah and a Tracer or another flanker on your team? Why the fuck do you need a shield no one is hiding behind and a speed boost/heal no one is in range of then?!

Shitty players trying to force the "meta" at low levels of play is a far larger detriment to winning than the actual kits of these characters.

I'm very much looking forward to this Winston buff... make that barrier mean something!

Pretty much this. I've played Lucio a lot in comp, and people do not use his speed buff. Even when I call it out, like one other person will run in, and you get the expected results (dead). Been playing Rein a lot lately too, who I'm admittedly not too good with, but despite people requesting Rein they don't make use of the shield, and don't initiate when I charge.

As far as Winston goes, I always felt his barrier was a little flimsy, especially when the opposing team has any concept of focus fire. Same for Winston himself, as a dive tank he feels a bit squishy. I always thought he'd benefit from some shield health, so when he jumps out he can regen some of his health and jump back in. D.Va fills a dive tank roll and she's much more robust IMO.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: FBI Used Best Buy Repair Technicians as Secret Agents Mar 10, 2017, 08:02 Pigeon
 
Prez wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 19:51:
Best Buy?? Don't they mean the "Buy More"?

Two questions marks? Looks like the cause of a bad platter in your hard-drive, going to need to replace that, and your mother board, and replace all your cables with $50 a pop monster brand cables because your computer won't work well without them.
 
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