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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 10, 2016, 15:26 Pigeon
descender wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 14:18:
Hilary came across as another slimy/lying politician

It's pretty clear to me at this point that (just like racist people did with Obama) there is just something about her that people don't like and makes them irrationally despise her. I can't put my finger on what it is because she is probably one of the most qualified people ever to run for the position. She has been fighting off accusations from "the establishment" for decades because for some reason they just don't seem to like her. She has been thoroughly investigated time and time again and she has been exonerated or found guiltless basically every single time.

Maybe someday she will be able to figure out why everyone dislikes her so much. In the end, maybe people will just have to admit that they are a tiny bit misogynistic... even if they may not realize it.

I'm not claiming her to be a perfect saintly candidate, every presidential candidate in history has done and voted for things that people disagreed with... but when people proclaim her things like the "most corrupt politician ever", to me that really just highlights naivety and not a well thought out opinion.

She has been the target of a conservative campaign to discredit her for the better part of two decades. Even if it's not true when people hear that consistently for such a long time, they're more likely to believe negative things said about her, and/or view things she has done as worse when compared to others who have done something similar. If for the last 20 years you heard how awful cornflakes were, youíd be more likely to believe bad things said about cornflakes than things said about toasties (Postís version of cornflakes). Itís unfortunate in that if she is doing something wrong it is shrouded by political bias on both sides. Why should she be jailed when the previous administration lost 22 million emails also held on a private server in the midst of questions about improprieties involving evidence that lead to the Iraq war? How could she just get away with deleting emails during an investigation?

Anyways to get more back on the topic, people hate her because they've been told to hate or distrust her. Whether the ire she has directed at her is valid, and applied fairly (i.e. consistent with how it is applied to others) is difficult to determine because people have been so conditioned to have an opinion on her.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2016, 16:36 Pigeon
Thanks for making an awesome site. I honestly can't think of any other site I have visited more regularly for the last 13+ years than here.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 6, 2016, 12:30 Pigeon
Frankly the entire corporate world needs to get its head out of its ass, and stop expecting top-box scores when they're unwilling to put in top-ox effort or spend the money needed to create top-box score quality. Instead they try to shame people into giving them better scores than they actually deserve.  
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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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