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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 24, 2015, 10:45 Pigeon
 
One trillion is plainly a large number, but size is always relative. For example, one trillion dollars are of enormous value, whereas one trillion grains of sand are but a small patch of beach.

I think someone needs to dump 1 trillion grains of sand on that judge's car. And while he's busy digging it out he can think about how what a small relative number of grains it is...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2015, 16:24 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 13:49:
Almost 80 percent of meta-analyses in the review had some sort of industry tie, either through sponsorship, which the authors defined as direct industry funding of the study, or conflicts of interest, defined as any situation in which one or more authors were either industry employees or independent researchers receiving any type of industry support (including speaking fees and research grants). Especially troubling, the study showed about 7 percent of researchers had undisclosed conflicts of interest.

Yeah, you'd have thunk the influence would be pretty high, but not that high.

Celebs are stupid, racists, and bigots? Shocker!


Its not surprising. Research has to be paid for, and the ones who will pay for it do so because because they have a vested interest in the outcome of the research. I'd say if you wanted more independent research the government needs to hand out far more grants, but seeing as it's legal for corporations to bribe elected officials it's not much better an option.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 23, 2015, 15:24 Pigeon
 
It sounds more like because they work in IT they a greater ability to be a or create security risk(s). Not only do they have more knowledge, but they have more access. Who can potentially create more security problems if they do things wrong and/or are looking to cause damage, a network administrator, or a sales peon who doesn't know what happens to his excel spread sheet after he saves it?  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Oct 23, 2015, 15:07 Pigeon
 
Final Fantasy VI please... no seriously like yesterday.

HD remakes are great if they actually put effort into it as opposed to the bare-minimum to call it HD and get it shipped.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 21, 2015, 10:22 Pigeon
 
They snapped up Hitachi a few years ago as well. Makes sense though WD, to my knowledge, has no Flash based drives. Mechanical drives are still useful as large capacity cheap storage, but its days are numbered.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
53. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2015, 18:53 Pigeon
 
Drayth wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 17:00:
Ecthelion wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 16:37:
I wonder if Rebels will feature any of the Interdictor cruisers from the SW games (and the novels IIRC)? So far the idea of a ship able to block hyperdrive has been missing from on-screen canon, and it makes it pretty easy for ships to jump blockades and such.

They actually showed exactly that in the S2 trailer. The one they showed looked straight out of the X-Wing and Tie Fighter series.

Also, CW's seasons 1-3 are almost *completely* out of order. Check out how it all starts, a 3'rd season episode, then a 2'nd, then the movie, then more 3'rd, etc.... They start to settle down from there.

Everything being completely out of order turned me off the series when I tried watching it on Netflix. Maybe I'll try to pick up again and do things in a manner that makes sense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Oct 20, 2015, 13:00 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 12:19:
Drayth wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 12:11:
Ecthelion wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 12:05:
Check out Star Wars Rebels.

Already watched first season. I'm on board with this animated series stuff after seeing what they pulled off with CW's. First 3'rd of all the seasons start off with lighter, just ok stuff then get really interesting (and dark in CW's case from S3 on) for the rest.

Rebels is fantastic. They really captured the feeling of what Star Wars is.


Yeah, I was pretty impressed with it, and it manages to be sufficiently dark at times despite being marketed to kids. They probably realize there's money to be made with nostalgia addled grown ups.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2015, 13:11 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 12:55:
D'oh! Everyone had Atlanta in the Pick 'em League.

I said there'd be upsets this week and it's already started.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 15, 2015, 21:35 Pigeon
 
As a Win 10 user I see no reason to upgrade until DX 12 becomes more prominent. The only thing I really hate is the way it handles upgrades, I understand they're trying to make things more secure by removing choice from the consumer (i.e. the ability to choose not install updates), but it's not as though MS hasn't fucked up with updates before. I've turned off all the 'spyware' stuff I care to. So if they really want to know what porn I'm looking at Nadella can come over and we'll watching it together.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2015, 21:25 Pigeon
 
Retired wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 20:18:
nin wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 19:02:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 18:53:
Just read the sad Total Biscuit news, poor soul has terminal cancer.

Fuuuuuuuck...I don't know what else to say. I feel horrible for him.


That really sucks. I got checked because of his scare last year....ugh.

Poor guy, I hope he does beat the odds.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2015, 17:44 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 16:10:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 12:32:
RE: The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy


Highly, highly, HIGHLY doubt it.

Who is it? Justin Bieber?

It is mysterious. I'm not saying it's aliens, but what could block up to 22% of a star's light? They've ruled out a protoplanetary disk. I'm sure it's something mundane like two planets colliding that left a big mess, and once we get the Webb telescope in orbit we'll fund out what it is. Remember that "face" on mars taken by Viking? When Mars Global Surveyor took a look at it, it turned out to be just another mountain.

Alien

If it was alien structures, they'd have to be massive, like millions and millions of square miles, to block that much light. It's almost inconceivable.

Maybe it's a Dyson sphere in construction. The aliens took one look at us and decided they need to build a gated community around their sun.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 15, 2015, 13:13 Pigeon
 
“If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it's worth — and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago.” – Steve Jobs, before he returned to Apple [Fortune, February 1996]

I'm going to go with that being a pretty astute statement. The iPhone, aka the next big thing, put Apple back on the map in a big way, but MS still owns, by far, the largest share of the PC OS market. The only true desktop they offer is the Mac Pro, the others are just macbooks on a stick.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2015, 10:58 Pigeon
 
Blue, hope you pass everything with flying colors... actually flying colors getting passed is probably an indication something is horribly wrong, so I'll just say good luck.

I've been doing surprisingly well in the picks this year, pure luck I assure you, but for some reason this weeks picks are giving me a lot of trepidation. I just feel there's going to be a lot of upsets, more than a few teams desperate for a win.
 
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News Comments > Styx: Shards of Darkness Announced
4. Re: Styx: Shards of Darkness Announced Oct 14, 2015, 11:46 Pigeon
 
I enjoyed the first one, but it seemed to be dragging on towards the end. Also my penchant for needing to do everything required me to run the levels twice and frequently reload as I tried do things perfectly, so that probably contributed to me feeling burned-out towards the end. Also some of the mechanics didn't work as well as they could, particularly death from above type take-downs.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 8, 2015, 08:30 Pigeon
 
rist3903 wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 08:22:
mag wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 19:05:
siapnar wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 19:02:
Oh man that Mac n Cheese kid made my day. Such drama, served hot n cheesy

Parents probably spoiled him rotten

This whole news cycle is making me super hungry for mac n' cheese.
That must be some fantastic bacon jalapeño mac and cheese. I hope they post the recipe!


They did, check the end of the article
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 6, 2015, 08:50 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 02:28:
El Pit wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 02:03:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 23:20:
13 year olds do die of natural causes, but it's pretty unusual. I hope the police are looking hard at this.

Also, she announces his death in Showcard Gothic font??? What the fuck?

They also put a link to their merchandise right under the announcement of the death of their son...

Wow. Shameless. I hope this isn't a case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. If so, those other kids could be in danger.

There's a few red flags for sure. Hopefully it's getting the attention it deserves.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
9. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 5, 2015, 08:28 Pigeon
 
jimnms wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 04:24:
saluk wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 17:10:
Ooo boy, can't wait to see the conspiracy nuts open up this pandora's box.

It takes a long time to photo shop 8400 photos.

Yes, yes it does. It takes slightly over 40 years... Beam
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month
9. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month Oct 2, 2015, 13:14 Pigeon
 
I would like to eventually play this game so I'm glad they're fixing it, but I certainly feel no urgency to get it. Maybe come the steam Christmas sale I'll pick it up.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 2, 2015, 12:57 Pigeon
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 12:00:
Ohh no, there is an Agenda in the US. The Corporate Bottom Line Agenda. Expensive internet with no choices. IT support looked at like its half un-needed and unfunded with-in a company. The idea that changing your password on an aging windows-PC with sluggish hardware every month is the penultimate in corporate security.

The same reason Chip&Pin Credit Cards took so long to get in. The Digital Agenda, the people decide is not important. The ones who do, the ones who love the Digital age and all its chances at business are ruled by last generation CEO's and Politicians who's only daily tech use is there cell phones for phone call's.

(rant)

That pretty much sums up my thoughts when reading the article. Our government's agenda is let private enterprise handle it and give them public money to expand infrastructure, but not hold them accountable to actually doing it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 1, 2015, 21:05 Pigeon
 
Seems like an awesome idea, and as said, something straight out of star-trek. I personally hate shaving as my skin seems to irritate easily, and I have a few areas where the whiskers resist being cut. In fact the only thing worse than shaving is not shaving; once my beard hits that itchy phase I want to claw my own face off... So any technology that promises to make that particular facet of my life better, I'm all for... but not enough to give a $190 pledge. Plus I'd rather wait till other people use it for awhile and see if they get skin cancer or develop an ever-present odor of burning hair.  
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