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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2017, 14:54 Pigeon
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 17, 2017, 13:51:
Uhhhh, Blue...


... where's your facial hair?

Lost to the great manstovia flare of 2015.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 16, 2017, 21:26 Pigeon
 
WaltC wrote on Aug 16, 2017, 19:55:
... Where would a (D) be these days without packs of idiot superlatives to throw at people who don't agree with them? They have no facts, no arguments, no logic and rationale with which to present their views--so we get "shame", instead. What a pack of neanderthals! Ugh! I've been without net neutrality rules since 1995 when I dropped AOL and went to "raw, uncut" Internet--and I've never had a single site that I've wanted to visit denied me--ever. People who argue that the ISPs might find it in their interests to restrict access to certain sites are *idiots*...;)

Most of these people think that the ISPs are simply chomping at the bit to scare off and chase off most of their customers...!...

I know I'm biting, but what the hell.

Hypothetically let us say you run a telecom/media conglomerate. Obviously one of your top goals (if not the top goal) is to keep increasing your profit margin. The ISP portion of your corporation enjoys a monopoly or near monopoly in most markets, while your media portion faces a lot of competition. Most of this competition comes from the internet, where enterprising individuals harnessed a *new* technology to provide media content in a more convenient form for consumers. Youíre behind the curve because your more traditional way of providing media was very profitable, until it wasnít. Now you have to play catchup, but there are several well-established content services that people arenít going to leave for your services without good reason. You could a. create an online media service that offered better content and/or value than your many competitors (this will take a lot of time and money), or b. use the fact that youíre the gate keeper to your competitorsí media content to leverage your way into the market (cost is low and you can start immediately). Which would you choose?

Does it really seem illogical that telecoms would choose option b? Obviously if you outright block your competitorsí content people will be pissed, but if you prioritize your own content, make it exempt from data caps, or high usage slowdowns most people will just notice itís easier to use your content than your competitorsí. Better yet you can make deals with your competitors so they pay you to prioritize their content; win fucking win for your telecom/media conglomerate.

Would people be okay if Walmart owned the road to Target and in addition to charging people to drive on that road they lowered the speed limit to 25, narrowed it to one lane, and put in speed bumps every 1/8th of a mile?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 16, 2017, 19:32 Pigeon
 
Months later, Kjellberg says he has a different perspective about those jokes and says heís no longer going to make them.

All it took was someone dying, I mean other than ~6 million Jews, for him to get some perspective. I get it, humor is subjective and the line between being edgy and a douche bag isn't always obvious, but at least have some cognizance of why what you're saying is offensive. If memory serves correct his defense was something along the lines of lol jk what's the big deal.

RedEye9 wrote on Aug 16, 2017, 18:43:
Lack of cloudflare support means the racist trolls have no place to go but the White House. sad

Don't worry there are still plenty over at yahoo-news' comments section. I used to find reading all the stupid comments entertaining, my guilty pleasure, now I just feel sick.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2017, 15:35 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 13:51:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 13:30:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 09:58:
Fitting line about this seasons GoT.
Not really a spoiler but hidden for those late watchers.
The pace is comically speedy, fit to be set to the Benny Hill theme
I liked it better when it was based on a book instead of television writers.
But I'm still watching. Amazed

Yeah, I don't get it, why the rush to finish it? What we've seen so far of this shorter season could have been two full-length ones in the earlier style...

If they have enough content, and the ratings are the highest they've ever been (those don't even include streaming), what am I missing? Some newly-appointed douchebag exec put the kiebash on it just because he can? Or are they in some kind of budget crunch situation where they failed to monetize well enough to cover escalating production costs?

Just trying to understand how HBO could stumble at the finish line like this, so grossly mishandling their highest-rated show of all time. It's still entertaining, but they've clearly lost their way without the guidance of the books to flesh it out and reminds me of any number of other series who were canceled prematurely and had to desperately shoehorn everything they could into the final episodes.
They don't have any new material from George Raymond Richard Martin.
But hey, Every episode is a season finale!

I feel like there's been more plot armor since they've gotten away from the books. And I realize by saying that I've probably condemned a major character to death in the next episode
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2017, 09:00 Pigeon
 
MeanJim wrote on Aug 14, 2017, 01:45:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 13, 2017, 18:33:
$2 bills, and the $1 coins, seem to confuse the fuck out of a lot of people, who are of course running cash registers.

The Venn diagram for people who don't know the full list of US currency and people who are employed as cashiers is probably heavily overlapped.

The fact that he got arrested though...and it got to the Secret Service before they let him go... wow.

I've never actually seen one in circulation, i.e. been given one as change. You generally have to go to the bank and request them. I've used them before, but not in years (probably decades). I think I'm going to go to the bank and get a wad of $2 bills just to fuck with people now.

I used $1 coins to tip a pizza guy once and got the stink eye. Maybe he thought they were quarters or something. Either way it just gets added to the list of reasons why I'd rather go pick it up than have one delivered.
 
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