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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 22, 2017, 22:40 Pigeon
 
Why am I not surprised to see Apple opposing the right to repair legislation.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Adds New Hero
7. Re: Overwatch Adds New Hero Mar 22, 2017, 08:39 Pigeon
 
Got play her for about 1 minute in mystery heroes, unfortunately my team, which had been doing good, completely fell apart by that point. So when I got to the objective everyone was dead and I was starring down an ulted torb. Also got to play against 2 Orisa's, a Rien, D.Va, Sym and Anna... at a choke. Barriers on top of barriers .

And I don't really understand the matchmaking in comp. Everyone is supposed to be at a similar skill level yet I have so many games where it's just terrible group after terrible group. I can't help but feel there's something wrong with the ranking system.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 20, 2017, 17:28 Pigeon
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 13:56:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 13:11:
FBI director to testify on Russian FBI interference in the presidential election.

Fixed, cuz that was at least as big a factor.

That begs the question - why believe the FBI about Russia

Because it's not what Comey said, but when and how he said it. I dislike the lack of specificity, because it leaves a lot open to interpretation. But unlike the announcement a few days before an election, the damage that this does is much less severe and there is a lot of time to address the actual results.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Swapping DX12 for Vulkan
4. Re: Star Citizen Swapping DX12 for Vulkan Mar 19, 2017, 12:01 Pigeon
 
Normally I'd be happy to see a high profile developer taking a swipe at Microsoft, whose string of anti-consumer decisions is corrupting the platform... but when it's coming from the current poster boy of game development mismanagement it's kind of hard to get excited.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Seeks to Reduce Overwatch Draws
1. Re: Blizzard Seeks to Reduce Overwatch Draws Mar 18, 2017, 13:17 Pigeon
 
I feel like there's something they could do to help match making. Last weekend I dropped ~400 points after getting team after team that seemed to have zero idea of how to play the game. Also I feel like you're punished for healing, how many points you get in comp seems to be weighted heavily on eliminations. As a healer you're not getting many of those. Not a huge difference in points, but it adds up when you're trying to rank, and seeing as you're playing a class everyone is apparently allergic to (at least in gold and below), you'd think you'd get more, or at least equal points. Anyways, salt I guess...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 17, 2017, 13:28 Pigeon
 
What an absolute farce this has been. And despite what Trump's team has been trying to say the comparison to the Russian ties investigation is not an apples to apples example of hypocrisy. At the very least several intelligence agencies have been saying there is enough evidence to suspect something is going on and warrants investigation.

Whereas with the wiretaps everyone has denied this happened and nobody is able to find any evidence of it having happened. Even the administration can't produce any proof, only an allegation from a twit tweeting that it happened.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 16, 2017, 09:54 Pigeon
 
Internet is a nessecity now, cable TV is not. So no surprise there.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Mar 14, 2017, 22:31 Pigeon
 
I feel like if that happened every criminal would just drive fast and recklessly as a get out of jail free card. Maybe if they charged people who did that with attempted manslaughter for every person on the same road at the time. Ideally it'd be nice to see something like a pursuit drone so the actual cruisers can back off and the drone can detonate track the perp's car. Then you don't have the police adding to the danger of the situation, and you can still catch the guy.  
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News Comments > Lucio Changes and More Revealed in Overwatch AMA
6. Re: Lucio Changes Mar 14, 2017, 13:49 Pigeon
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 13:35:
As a Lucio main player the only real times I use the speed buff is to get people to an objective, or when there are other teammates respawning with me.
But I also play a wall-riding, healer on meth from hell and I love taking on and shoving Reins and other big characters around and off the map.

As for Winston... I'd like to see two things 1)make his shield stronger, and keep the other team from coming into the shield. It would make him much more viable.

Lucio is pretty awesome on King of the Hill maps, he can either wall ride on the point where 80% of the playing population don't think to look (aka up), or boop people off the map.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 14, 2017, 13:46 Pigeon
 
Well my Vista laptop hasn't updated properly in at least 2 years because of a long standing well documented problem so they pretty much put it on life support long ago. I'd have replaced it with a newer laptop, but seeing as I only use it on rare occasion anymore, I have a hard time justifying that. Same with purchasing a newer OS for it. Maybe if its rendered unable to do the things I use it for I'll try slapping some variant of Linux on it.  
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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.

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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 hasnít 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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