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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 5, 2017, 13:17 Pigeon
After spending more than a decade and millions of dollars trying to dismantle net neutrality, Comcast this week whined about how the debate over net neutrality never seems to be settled.

How unfortunate for them our government isn't completely pay for service. Don't worry Comcast, the current administration is hard at work getting rid of that last 10% that is concerned about citizens' actual needs.
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News Comments > The Witcher Turning 10
5. Re: The Witcher Turning 10 Sep 4, 2017, 16:46 Pigeon
I liked all the games in this series. For some reason it was always hard for me to get started, but once I did it was hard to stop. Some of the best story telling out there. 3rd one is easily my favorite, solid combat, great story, and stunning visuals. There aren't too many games where I can spend hours just wandering around admiring the scenery, and still not tire of it after 200+ hours of playing. Speaking of which I'm ready to buy an island in Skellige and plop a house on it, just need a way to consistently take care of the siren and harpy problems without the expense of hiring a witcher  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2017, 13:07 Pigeon
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:28:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:25:
It annoys me that I know who Alex Jones is.
It does make you feel like wire brushing your brain when some simpleton mentions him. I feel your pain.

I saw a segment* on his show about Osteen recently, and despite being inclined to agree with the general sentiment, the whole thing was off putting. The guy doesn't just come off as an ill informed raving lunatic, but seemed very inauthentic to me, just looking to jump off into the deep-end with whatever topic one of his listeners with anger management issues called about. He's a nutcase, but he's also a charlatan.

*Note this is the first time I've seen his actual show and not as part of a news segment discussing him.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 1, 2017, 08:50 Pigeon
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 01:05:
You post here so regularly that I just randomly assumed you would do so with a tablet at least SOME of the time But if not then that's fine too. But by phone? Amazon doesn't have my phone number.... what for? To call me? Like, a real person? From India? No thanks

And yeah, they really gotta do something against 3rd party counterfeit resellers. It's extremely hard to tell where something is coming from on Amazon. But at least in Germany they gotta take the thing back no questions asked if it's counterfeit.

Unfortunately I don't think they will do anything until it hurts their profits more than fixing the problem will. Maybe if they get sued by enough people with burned out retinas they'll take some measures to authenticate merchandise.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 31, 2017, 15:34 Pigeon
mellis wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 15:11:
I honestly cannot understand how American citizens can let this happen. It's such a blatantly corporate anti-democratic move that in no way benefits the American people.

Any other first world country would laugh this out the door. It's seems doing anything for the betterment of your own countrymen is equivalent to high treason. Unless you've got your boot heel on the neck of your fellow man, you're not doing it The American Way... such an odd and counter productive mentality.

Lasting effect of the cold war IMO. Socialism = communism = reds under the beds, and since corporations were held up as the antithesis of communist Russia, corporations = good. It's stupid, but I think it's a belief structure that is ingrained into a lot of Americans.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Scientists Aren't Sure... Aug 31, 2017, 11:49 Pigeon
Unfortunately the answer is too complicated and nuanced for a lot of people to understand, and people who have the capability to understand but who have conflicting agendas that prevent them from accepting it. Not saying it actually is complicated, but when something isn't completely black and white with a definitive cause and effect, it's just too much for some to wrap their heads around.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2017, 13:30 Pigeon
Nuhauser wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 11:19:
I'd be very unhappy without being able to switch DPI "on the fly". A long time ago I learned that if you set your hardware DPI high while setting your software sensitivity low you get much smoother tracking. And now it seems like every game I play changes the sensitivity whenever I switch from the game to a menu screen, which drives me nucking futs.

^Pretty much this. My understanding is that software sensitivity uses interpolation to smooth tracking and kind of guesses where your mouse should be. So if you were to set you mouse DPI very low and your software very high you'd probably notice some accuracy problems. I think for most of us it doesn't matter, but if you want your mouse to be as accurate as your hand and eyes can keep up with set your software sensitivity low and your mouse sensitivity to whatever feels comfortable.

I almost never adjust the sensitivity in game, I'm actually more likely to adjust it when I'm doing desktop stuff. Seems odd, but I have my default DPI set games, which is a little slower than I perfer on my desktop.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2017, 16:02 Pigeon
That hawk knows what's up. 'Is this a taxi or not? Dallas and step on it, I can pay in dead mice'.

Been a crazy few days. The first night my phone was blowin up with emergency alerts, serve storm , tornado, flash flood; I get it, shit's hittin the fan . Been safe at my place though, power only went out for a few minutes, the biggest worry has been flooding, kept waking up last night to make sure my complex's lot wasn't flooding. Though, if it was not sure what I could do as everything else around here is lower than the lot. Thankfully we've had a lull in the rain giving things a chance to drain off, and as much as I miss my newly formed lakeside view(the lot across from me is a lower and filled up), I feel a lot better knowing it's drained off and can fill up again is need be. They're saying we could get 40-50 inches before this is all over, which is an insane amount of rain. Hopefully not, cause while I'm high and dry I know there are a lot of areas in town that are currently underwater, and they certainly don't need more of it.
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News Comments > Secret of Mana Remake Plans
1. Re: Secret of Mana Remake Plans Aug 25, 2017, 11:01 Pigeon
I loved SoM, other than the Zelda games it was the first RPG I really played. Hopefully they'll add some extra hidden stuff or a hard mode for those of us who've already played the game a few time.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2017, 17:16 Pigeon
Well damn, that escalated quickly. Apparently the word hurricane was mentioned last night and people proceeded to clean out the stores. I normally wouldn't care but I had planned on doing my regular grocery shopping today, so I'm out of a few things. I just wanted some bread and Cheetos... and beer, alcohol helps you ride out any storm.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 24, 2017, 13:23 Pigeon
Beamer wrote on Aug 24, 2017, 12:16:
Most won't be robots. AI will be able to do most white collar jobs, too.

The real question is would AI lawyer or politician create laws to protect its self.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 24, 2017, 11:32 Pigeon
At this time it is certainly hard to imagine where additional jobs would come from. Obviously you'll need more people to operate and service/repair the robots, but that would only be a fraction of the jobs displaced. It's not hard to imagine, especially with our current ideological climate, a dystopian future where machines run everything and 70% of the population is unemployed.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2017, 08:28 Pigeon
Jivaro wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 20:37:
Dude pretending to be a repo man was stealing a car....if you believe the filmers.

Here's an article about it: 'It Was Crazy': Car Owner Attacks Tow Truck Driver Trying to Repossess Vehicle.

Seems it was a legal repo, but the owner (dude riding on the back of the truck), came out and attacked the truck driver, so he took off before he could secure the car.
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2017, 15:09 Pigeon
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 22, 2017, 14:54:
Rick and Morty is literally the greatest show on tv.

They need to come to some agreement with Netflix and/or Amazon Prime, to have their show be watchable by people who no longer have cable. Hulu is a travesty, if Rick and Morty is still even on Hulu.

It is, along with a lot of other cartoon network shows. And agreed, Hulu has the worst player of the streaming services. I read up about this a little but apparently they don't do buffering as an anti-piracy measure, so as to appease content providers. So any little hiccup in your service an cause your streaming to stop and load. I'm sure it's completely ineffectual at stopping piracy, but it's also why they get a lot of next day shows instead of 6 months to a year later. Also the version with commercials is god awful if you're having playback issues.
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2017, 13:27 Pigeon
Not what it used to be.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 22, 2017, 11:58 Pigeon
In other new McDonalds is selling an unlimited milk shake, all you can suck through the needle of a syringe.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2017, 11:46 Pigeon
My work provided glasses for everyone, so we all got to go outside and watch it without destroying our retinas. It was pretty neat and even the 70% coverage had a definite impact on the temperature, it went from punishingly hot to annoyingly hot.

Carlson has always been a massive tool, I can only hope Jon Stewart some how gets Carlson's new show canceled too.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2017, 09:45 Pigeon
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 23:50:
BobBob wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 18:25:
This picture sums up the Trump presidency.

I thought that was a joke at first, NOPE. I guess the warnings on Fox and Friends not to stare at the sun were mistaken as fake news by the master of fake news, holy shit what an idiot.

Who knew the sun could be so bright as to hurt your eyes when looking at it. Good thing he invented those harmful sun-ray blocking eye covers so quickly. Dunce
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 18, 2017, 13:29 Pigeon
But the FCC shortly thereafter came out with a statement claiming that it wasn't a massive backlash to the agency's actions that crippled the website, but a DDoS attack coincidentally conducted at the exact same time Oliver's program aired.

The problem? Security experts doubted the claim, stating they'd seen none of the usual botnet or other online activity that traditionally precedes such attacks.

Similarly skeptical reporters reached out to the FCC for further details, but the agency refused to comment or provide hard detail. That led many to wonder if the agency was simply lying in a rather silly effort to create a bogus counter-narrative to the obvious, overwhelming support for net neutrality highlighted by Oliver's latest segment.

Lie, obstruct and deflect, it's the Trump administration way. I don't have a lot of hope this will go anywhere, but it's nice to know there are public servants out there actually trying to look-out for the public's best interests.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 17, 2017, 21:55 Pigeon
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 17, 2017, 21:35:
Are the ruskies just now remembering WW2?

Certainly a better memory than our "many sides" chetto in chief.
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