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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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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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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Mar 9, 2017, 22:39 Pigeon
 
Nimh wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 20:07:
Stay tuned next quarter when Jeff Kaplan announces everyone's favorite Overwatch transgender character! Pre-op or post-op you ask? The clues are in the game! Get searching Overwatch fans!

It's McCree obviously, previously Jessica McCree.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 9, 2017, 08:14 Pigeon
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 01:28:
WaltC's the one who's big red, pro-ISP. Can he explain why it's a good thing that ISPs can sell their users' web browsing data with no opt in or even consent? Because this looks really fucking scummy.

With the extra revenue they'll be to reduce your bill! I mean your the reason they had data to sell in the first place so of course you'll get a piece of the action. What else are they gonna do, give it out as fat bonuses to their top executives?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Mar 7, 2017, 22:01 Pigeon
 
That'll change your shorts to brown.

This comment was edited on Mar 8, 2017, 08:10.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2017, 16:25 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 14:21:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 13:54:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 13:26:
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 13:13:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 12:39:
Wow, just when I think it can't get worse. Trump randomly accuses Obama bugging Trump Tower? I can't figure out if he is crazy, a genius, or just has ADD -- probably parts of all three.

I genuinely believe he has dementia. He shows basically all the symptoms. What are the laws regarding forcing a sitting president to undergo a medical evaluation?
This will provide information for a wider googling. http://fusion.net/story/366156/congress-remove-trump-from-white-house-25th-amendment/
But then we would be stuck with VP "conversion therapy" Pence-a-tuckey.
It's a true rock and a hard place quandary.


I'd take Pence solely for the fact that he doesn't excite the loony electorate. Maybe then I can go back to pretending a large portion of the country isn't two neurons removed from pond scum.
How dare you insult pond scum like that.

You're right, I'm very sorry to all the eukaryotes, cyanobacteria, and other cavorting wee beasties I may have offend. I spoke without thinking and I hope they can find it in their ribosomes to forgive me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2017, 13:54 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 13:26:
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 13:13:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 12:39:
Wow, just when I think it can't get worse. Trump randomly accuses Obama bugging Trump Tower? I can't figure out if he is crazy, a genius, or just has ADD -- probably parts of all three.

I genuinely believe he has dementia. He shows basically all the symptoms. What are the laws regarding forcing a sitting president to undergo a medical evaluation?
This will provide information for a wider googling. http://fusion.net/story/366156/congress-remove-trump-from-white-house-25th-amendment/
But then we would be stuck with VP "conversion therapy" Pence-a-tuckey.
It's a true rock and a hard place quandary.


I'd take Pence solely for the fact that he doesn't excite the loony electorate. Maybe then I can go back to pretending a large portion of the country isn't two neurons removed from pond scum.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2017, 16:33 Pigeon
 
Flatline wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 15:36:
BobBob wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 13:20:
Flatline wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 13:01:
And probably this is a good thing. Back in the day you could commit someone against their will and basically lock them up and forget about them. There's some real horror stories about husbands doing that to their wives, political and legal retribution, etc...

On the flip side it's harder to get help for someone who doesn't want help. Real nightmare for paranoid schizophrenics who freak out at the idea of getting help.

It went extreme in the wrong direction. How many times has a mass shooter known to have an undiagnosed, untreated or unsupervised mental illness? Approximately 30% of homeless people are mentally ill, trapped in their own mental nightmare and cannot get out because they are too ill, impoverished, depressed, or paranoid to seek treatment. There needs to be some kind of evaluation system to force treatment or supervision on people who are obviously hurting themselves or a potential danger to others.

We can thank Reagan for this. And many believe Trump to be the next Reagan. If true, we are fucked.

However, there is a sliver of hope.

Very true. There probably is a sane middle point that we can reach.

And you're dead right about Reagan. He hosed California's mental health system really good back when he was Governor. I don't know anyone who has a severely mentally ill family member in California that doesn't spit on his name.

Why we haven't fixed the system though I'm not sure.

I think it hasn’t been fixed because doing so would require more reliance on a judgement call from a professional. And though a professional can make the right decision with the information they have, it can turn out to be the wrong choice. Governance and people in general do not like that kind of ambiguity.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 28, 2017, 08:43 Pigeon
 
At the meeting, Spicer told his staff they'd be subjected to worse punishments if news of the meeting was leaked.

News of the meeting has now leaked.

You set forth draconian measures that completely disrespects your own staff, and they continue to break your rules despite threats of worse punishment? huh... There's an object lesson in there that I'm sure is completely lost on the administration.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 14:39 Pigeon
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 09:47:
This year I've only seen one of the winners (The Jungle Book), with another one in my pile of Blu-Ray backlog (Arrival). I enjoyed this take on Kipling's story, not quite the pure Disney of their 1967 version of the movie.

I saw Arrival, Zootopia and Suicide Squad (which won for best haircut or something). I don't know if I even watched any of the other nominees, I think Rogue One was nominated for something. So while I'm glad Arrival and Zootopia won awards cause I enjoyed them, I really don't have a basis for comparison.
 
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
1. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 09:43 Pigeon
 
Shadow of Mordor was alright. The nemesis system added an interesting mechanic, though if I remember correctly it undesirably made the game harder the more you failed, and easier the more you won.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2017, 09:37 Pigeon
 
And that's why they should sell underwear at truck stops.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 09:52 Pigeon
 
Blue must have put one of the merciless peppers of quetzalacatenango in his chili and is currently on a coyote guided spirit journey. Hope he remembers there's a lot more stairs to climb if you kick the tortoise.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 24, 2017, 13:35 Pigeon
 
Good ole rage, and it's best friend alcohol. I've gotten angry while drunk once, and felt a dumb-ass for it. I can't even comprehend something of this level.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2017, 11:51 Pigeon
 
“It is unnecessary, confusing and adds yet another innovation-stifling regulation to the internet.”

So innovation is just a synonym for profiteering in paid for politician shill speak right? And while I also don't agree with how much information site like google et al. can at least you have some choice of using their services (though good luck finding a service that doesn't do the same thing). With an ISP you're lucky to have more the 2 competitive choices, and they can potentially see everything you do.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2017, 08:39 Pigeon
 
Interesting article, but misleading title.

“A substantial number of takedown requests submitted to Google are for URLs
that have never been in our search index, and therefore could never have appeared in our search results,” Google states.

“For example, in January 2017, the most prolific submitter submitted notices that Google honored for 16,457,433 URLs. But on further inspection, 16,450,129 (99.97%) of those URLs were not in our search index in the first place.”

This kind of rampant abuse was highlighted in our recent report which revealed that one small site had millions of bogus notices filed against it. But, according to Google, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

“In total, 99.95% of all URLs processed from our Trusted Copyright Removal Program in January 2017 were not in our index,” the company reveals...

...“Many of these submissions appear to be generated by merely scrambling the words in a search query and appending that to a URL, so that each query makes a different URL that nonetheless leads to the same page of results,” it adds, referencing an earlier TF report.

I'd actually argue it's worse than them sending notices for content that is clearly fair-use, because at least in that case there is actually content. This sounds more like a nuke it from orbit strategy, targeting anything that even hints at infringement, regardless of actual content, and then issuing take downs for sites that don't even exist yet, but could exist in the future, and might have infringing material on it. That's nuts, and Google is okay with it, they just don't want more rules. I shudder to think what more would look like.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Feb 22, 2017, 20:51 Pigeon
 
Dem reflexes. Also a good example of what aim bot vs. pro aim looks like.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 22, 2017, 13:20 Pigeon
 
Someone with ill intent needs to get some level of physical access to the computer, but it still goes to show where there's a will there's a way.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2017, 13:15 Pigeon
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 12:54:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 12:05:
PHJF wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 11:37:
Nice, girlfriend ordered this laptop and instead of 128GB SSD/12GB RAM they somehow shipped her a 512GB/32GB version. I made sure we selected the one direct from MSI, but it looks like we received an SKU from Computer Upgrade King that's supposed to cost $300 more. Sort of makes up for her old laptop being stolen.

My GF now has a laptop stronger than my desktop x_x

Awesome, you win. Rest easy knowing the law is on your side.
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0181-unordered-merchandise
Q. Am I obligated to return or pay for merchandise I never ordered?
A. No. If you receive merchandise that you didn’t order, you have a legal right to keep it as a free gift.

Q. Must I notify the seller if I keep unordered merchandise without paying for it?
A. You have no legal obligation to notify the seller.

My translation of the above: You are under no legal obligation to a decent human being. You are free to be a selfish prick. The law is on your side!

It's probably a consumer protection law preventing companies from sending people more expensive items than what they ordered/paid for, and then billing them for the difference and/or use it as an aggressive up-sale technique. Companies have more resources and would have more experience in such matters putting consumers at a considerable disadvantage. So while an honest person may think the law too aggressive, having it so cut and dry in the consumer's favor curtails dishonest behavior on the part of the company.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2017, 10:39 Pigeon
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 09:56:
Ok so first Cassidy and dementia, now Ford is showing signs of memory issues in that article. 2016 killed everyone, is 2017 the year of mental health madness?

Well one could argue we elected someone with mental health issues as president, so yeah we may experience some trickle down psychiatric distress. On the plus side, so long as they go into treatment it means some job security for me.
 
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