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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > New AMD Drivers
2. Re: New AMD Drivers Oct 6, 2016, 08:30 Pigeon
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 08:17:
Do these make the Polaris architecture competitive with current gen Nvidia cards?

Didn't you see that one Ashes benchmark where polaris beat pascal by 3%?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 5, 2016, 20:37 Pigeon
 
Brings a whole new meaning to the term 'Food Porn'. Also I'm a lot more curious about the the "Flex Zone" now.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 5, 2016, 13:46 Pigeon
 
Maybe competing at the high-end is new, but Google had the Moto line before they sold it to LG , and I'm not sure how having Pixel manufactured by HTC is different from Huawei and LG manufacturing the Nexus lineup. If anything it signals Google doesn't feel the likes of Samsung etc. are effectively competing against the iPhone.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
7. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 5, 2016, 11:43 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Oct 5, 2016, 10:02:
They tightened up the wifi connection stuff to cut down on battery problems, if its remotely flaky it will just DC or ignore the AP. I think they messed up the implementation.

I have a Nexus 5x as well, very happy with it overall although the battery life isn't wonderful under active use. It charges so quickly that it doesn't matter though, I can get like 4 hours of use in like 15-20 minutes of charge time thanks to USB-C/fast charge.

I suspect you're right, seems to fit with what I'm observing. It is unfortunate you can't set something as a preferred network so it will attempt to stay connected no matter what. For now I just have cellular data disabled so I don't burn through my minuscule data plan while streaming music at work.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 5, 2016, 09:50 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Oct 5, 2016, 08:59:
They priced it way too high, the thing doesn't even have OIS or really any big feature to differentiate it from any other phone on the market. Super disappointing announcement from Google, give me the Nexus line up back any day.

Actually picked up a 32gb 5x (US) a couple weeks ago ~$280, so far quiet happy with it. Only issue is it has a hard time staying connected to the wifi at work, seems to be an android issue though as it happens to other android user's here I've talked to.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Oct 5, 2016, 08:50 Pigeon
 
When you're drunk and start climbing the stairs to the wrong apartment.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 5, 2016, 08:42 Pigeon
 
Considering they're pricing it to compete directly against the iPhone 7 I'd be curious to see how performance compares.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 5, 2016, 08:31 Pigeon
 
I was going to comment on them already owning about 1/3rd of Hulu, but the article says they'd probably have to sell that off. I really don't see much good coming from something like this, hopefully it stays a rumor.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2016, 12:57 Pigeon
 
Well I got the two games I thought would be upsets this week correct, but I missed all the other upsets, like the Bills stomping the Pats. I can also take some consolation in the fact that the rest of the teams in my Texans' division are terrible so they can probably squeak into the playoffs and lose immediately... unless they play the Bengals.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2016, 14:55 Pigeon
 
Just tell those spiders NO MEANS NO!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 29, 2016, 14:54 Pigeon
 
I suspect this is a problem in many industries where employees have access to sensitive/confidential information on others. Unfortunately with the police the potential for damage when such records are abused is much higher, and recourse by the victims is limited.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2016, 14:21 Pigeon
 
I notice a lot of sorta fast food restaurants have a place for a tip on the receipt or order screen now. I can't help but feel like this is just trying to squeeze extra money out of people or a way to keep advertised prices down while making it up in tips. There is no server like in a traditional restaurant, you order at a counter, get your own drink, and seat yourself. Maybe someone brings your food to you, or buses the the table after you leave, but not always. So I'm hard pressed to figure out what you're tipping for. That they make the food you already paid for? Or, considering you tip before you receive any service in these circumstance, is it 'don't spit in my food' protection money?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Sep 27, 2016, 08:22 Pigeon
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 07:33:
Cutter wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 00:21:
Jesus, what a gong show that debate was. I almost feel sorry for you America but you brought this on yourself. I guar-an-fucking-tee you nezt election - if WWIII hasn't happened - Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho *will* be President next!

Almost? I feel more embarrassed about this current crop of politicians than ever before in my life, and we already had Reagan in office with Alzheimer's, George Bush Sr. puking on the Japanese Prime Minister, and of course Clinton getting blown in the White House by interns. Politicians have been a laughing stock for decades.

Lower level ones are even worse, but these fools are supposed to be leading the country. Time to move to Antarctica.

Should be habitable again in a few years, and there's plenty of fresh sweet sweet penguin meat.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2016, 15:56 Pigeon
 
I think Hillary will have a better technical performance, but it won't matter unless Trump really goes off the deep-end. If she were as maniacal and conniving as people her credit her for being, she'd just continually lure him into disparaging large swaths of the American public, or discrediting himself. So far the only thing that seems to hurt Trump is Trump. Trump wins if he can get her to engage in his tit for tat game of trading insults.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2016, 13:32 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:22:
The heat is on, on the street...

Yeah, it's cooling down fast. Last two nights in a row I had to turn on the fireplace by 9pm because it was a little too cool without it. Still haven't got the heat on however. Hopefully we can squeak a couple of more weeks out of fall yet before that's the reality. It's still fine in the day though it's definitely fall outside now.

And speaking of fall and football I think it's about time for some chili, Blue. I think this coming Saturday, October 1st would be a great symbolic day for everyone to make a batch to enjoy for football on Sunday.

91F 62% humidity here, but fall should get here on Friday when it drops the high down to 86... Yeah I'm done with done with the hot weather, but I think it's going to be till we start seeing temps consistently in the 70s.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 26, 2016, 13:23 Pigeon
 
Unfortunately our fucked up job market is ripe for this kind of thing. People desperate to obtain the skills they need to get ahead or break into the industry they want to be in. Places like ITT, Devry, Phoenix etc. come along and promise all that along with helping place you in a job. Sounds great, but the reality is far from that.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 26, 2016, 12:57 Pigeon
 
"Even though virtually every other industry prices its products and services in the same way, some people think that ISPs should be the exception and run their businesses like an all-you-can-eat buffet," Young wrote.

Well their industry isn't like most, so comparing it to something like buying a pack of oreos is ridiculous. I could just as easily compare it to buying a car and then having the dealership charge you for every mile over their mileage cap.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
21. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 25, 2016, 18:28 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 16:59:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 16:47:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 16:24:
What is there to debate, from an outside view, Trump dominates the news.. 100%
Along with the bottom half of the bell curve.

Maybe, but fact is Trump is pure reality TV and this sells like hotcakes because his name always brings clicks to the news sites... it's a self-feeding prophecy of doom.

Also I wonder (honestly) if Trump means anything he says... I know that most "before election" talk is bullshit, but he says a lot of controversial stuff, that I would be curious just to see happen.... mainly to see the world burn ;p

I think he believes what he says in the moment he says it. He's like an entity that has coalesced from all the miasma of psychopathy, narcissism, and insecurities the country collectively exudes on a daily basis. At least that's my theory; it's the only way I can explain how he remains in contention when he routinely says stuff that would end any other politician's career.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2016, 11:11 Pigeon
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 10:42:
1badmf wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 06:30:
nin wrote on Sep 24, 2016, 20:26:
Rebels season 3 is up at http://watchdisneyxd.go.com !!!!


ooh fellow rebels fan. nice! been wanting someone to fangirl with XD

I have only seen the first 3 episodes from season 1 due to time restrictions but all the hype around season 3 has got me getting ready to catch up to the current season ASAP. Clone Wars was popular, particularly with teens, but Rebels gets praise from just about everybody I talk to at any age...provided they are a SW fan that is.

Clone Wars had it's moments and succeeded in making Anakin a likeable character most of the time(something the movies failed to do IMO). I think it suffered from executivitis, i.e. the episode order was all fucked up and many episodes were just trash. Rebels has been pretty solid though, and the writing is good enough to keep adults interested (at least this one). My biggest complaint is it tends to trample on extended universe stuff that I had considered canon, but I'm coming to terms with that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2016, 16:45 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 15:05:
Pigeon wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:32:
NASA to Hold Media Call on Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa

We're not saying it's aliens, but... aliens. I assume they've found some pretty good evidence for sub-surface oceans which they already have some pretty good evidence for. Or maybe (more) evidence of tectonics which could provide the energy needed for basic life.

Wasn't there already a mission to Europa, and we discovered aliens? I remember watching this documentary.

Hah, I did think of that movie when I saw the headline. It wasn't half bad IMO. I think there are actually plans to send a probe/lander with a fancy ice drill there in 2020. It'll be the ultimate ice-fishing trip.
 
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