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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2016, 14:33 Pigeon
BobBob wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 13:46:
We’ve seen this before: San Bernardino, Orlando shootings share similarities

When are the people of this country going to be so tired of psychopaths running the streets and hurting people that we will finally take mental health seriously? Don't give me the red herrings - guns, religion, conspiracies, groups, hate, being disenfranchised, bad childhood, etc.

A normal, sane, person hasn't and won't go on a rampage.

One major problem is the horrific state of our mental health institutions. Laws and legislation has been passed and repealed that prevent mental institutions from involuntary committing people who can cause others harm. Instead they are either arrested, temporarily incarcerated (to socialize with other psychopaths), and released.

Whether you include guns or not, religion or not, belief systems or not, they are mere correlation - incubators (or catalysts) for the violent psychopath who will eventually do harm. When will people finally take a stand to say enough is enough? We need better mental health institutions, we need mandatory commitments, and we need constant intervention.


There is a pervasive ignorance surrounding mental health in this country that causes significant barriers to seeking and obtaining help. Until the large majority of the country can start to see the mentally ill as people who are just suffering form and ailment instead of personal defects; people that just don't have enough Jesus, or are just feeling sorry for themselves and need to man up, we will never see change. We won't have laws that encourage treatment, we won't have a health insurance that actually covers treatment, and most importantly we won't have people who seek treatment without fear of stigma.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 12, 2016, 19:05 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 13:37:
Is Google America Biased Toward Hilary Clinton?

Given that she got the most votes by far during the primary, I'd say America has a bias toward's Ms. Clinton.

Also, spelt with two L's.

That's only what Google wants you to believe, who knows what that extra L is trying to hide. Seriously though seems like a massive case of confirmation bias; doesn't take long to find examples where it doesn't work, or where it works for her competitors. Also who the hell is going to be stopped from looking something up because it takes 3 more letters to auto complete?
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 10, 2016, 15:45 Pigeon
Hopefully come August or September there'll be a plentiful supply of 3rd party 1070s and enough reviews to make a more informed decision on a particular brand. I have no desire to pay inflated prices or act as a guinea pig.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 8, 2016, 08:29 Pigeon
Slick wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 00:48:

I wonder what % are just being bought to be resold on Ebay for a ridiculous price.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 6, 2016, 20:31 Pigeon
The illusion their phone somehow makes them a better more interesting person?  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 5, 2016, 14:08 Pigeon
Dev wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 13:45:
Saboth wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 12:58:
Exactly. They are trying to make up for the loss in TV subscriptions by creating arbitrary limits and fees. Whereas in the past you might have paid $100-$120 for TV+internet, people are dropping TV and going with internet-only, so the companies are maybe getting only $60-$80. So now they implement caps and start charging $35-$50 if you go "over" your false cap, so they still make $100+ on the consumer. So the consumer thinks: "Hmm, I can pay $40 a month for Hulu, Netflix, Sling, then $50 for overage charges, and $75 for internet for a total of $165, or I could just sign up for that Comcast TV deal for $125, and my streaming would go back down to 200-300 GB a month and I don't have to deal with those overage fees. Essentially when you buy TV, your "streaming" (transfer of data to watch TV) is free. When you use cable to stream from other sources, you are now charged for it, meaning Comcast is giving themselves a big advantage over competitors. We were using 200-300 GB when we had internet and cable TV. Now that we cut the cord, that's more like 600-700. I would think someone would point out exempting their cable service from data transfer rates while charging all other sources of TV streaming is anti-competitive.
Or, people with a clue have the option to get Comcast business for $70 and have no caps at all. (at least in areas where it's available)

For a 16Mbps/3Mbps connection and 2 year agreement. It would be $110 for me to keep the same speed I currently have, so lets not pretend that's a deal...
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 5, 2016, 11:55 Pigeon
But it sounds better than, 'our investors want exponentially increasing profits.'

The first sentence of the article sums things up pretty nicely:
Supporters of internet data caps want to have things both ways: admitting that the monthly usage limits have nothing to do with congestion, while simultaneously arguing that those who use the most should pay more (but not that those who use the least should get any discount).

The real "hilarity" is they've been driving away their paid TV customers because they're offerings aren't competitive (in a market they have a near monopoly on), so they're jacking up the price and adding gotcha fees onto to a service that's closer to a necessity.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2016, 17:55 Pigeon
Cutter wrote on Jun 3, 2016, 16:37:
Man, I love these super productive days. Started work on a new planter bench I'm making. Mowed the lawns, washed the car, and just made a batch of pico de gallo for burritos tonight! Ole! Everyone loves some pico de gallo don't they?

Rooster beaks are the best
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 3, 2016, 10:52 Pigeon
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 3, 2016, 10:33:
Task wrote on Jun 3, 2016, 10:12:
MicroShaft, tsk, tsk.

Preying on the elderly and ignorant, GO MICROSOFT.

That little bit of chicanery doubled my calls for computer work.

I imagine IT mercenaries everywhere are finding themselves with a bit more spending money.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2016, 11:56 Pigeon
Gator's are 'relatively' chill specially compared to crocs. I've seen a big one stroll out of the swamp, walk right in front of a hiker who was silently shitting himself, and go into the swamp on the other side of the hiking trail. Wasn't nearly as big as gator-zilla there though. That said the local gator catchers have recently snagged a 12-footer that's been chasing joggers so don't anyone go tempting fate.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 1, 2016, 09:59 Pigeon
Samsung makes some great looking TVs (if you get one actually produced by samsung), but their business practices with their smart tvs has been shady as hell. I'm pretty sure my next TV will just be a regular TV that I hook up a Roku or something to.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2016, 19:29 Pigeon
sauron wrote on May 31, 2016, 16:22:
Agreed on the cable modem. I bought one when I signed up for service, and it will have paid for itself after about a year. Renting that stuff from the cable company ends up costing more than the modem is worth.

Same, rental fee was $8 a month (now 10) and a modem cost $80. Doesn't take much math to come to the conclusion it's better to buy. A year and 9 months later and I'd still be ahead even if I need to buy a second one.

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
16. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 30, 2016, 13:03 Pigeon
El Pit wrote on May 30, 2016, 12:55:
I have to try... I have to hold back... I will tell myself I only need a 1070... But then I hope that the 1070s will be sold out so that I will have to buy a 1080.

I am soooo weak.

Does this help sate your appetite for a 1080? I suppose if you already have a 980ti you wont see a huge difference, but those are some impressive numbers for a ~$400 card.
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. May 29, 2016, 23:45 Pigeon
Creston wrote on May 29, 2016, 19:58:
Nowadays you can post anything and get death threats. Oh, look, I just got one for posting this.

A high threshold for distress, and good skills for tolerating said distress are not hallmarks of the Internet's zeitgeist.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
8. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 29, 2016, 23:17 Pigeon
Slick wrote on May 29, 2016, 22:59:
Saboth wrote on May 29, 2016, 22:34:
Mmm those are some tasty-looking cards. I like that they are putting more effort into making them unique and interesting, like with RGB lighting.

I've got a Strix 970 (only 2 fans) and it's probably the quietest thing in my machine. The fans are usually only turning about 0-20%, and under heavy gaming, they are at around 40%. Probably 1/4 as loud as my old GTX 570.

Yeah I got one with 2 fans, and it's very quiet, but I've read some bad things about the 3-fan ones, bad coil whine was a common issue that popped up.

If it's nearly identical to the 980 Ti versions even under full load the noise should only be 7-8 dB above normal room noise(at least according to various review sites). As for coil whine, probably won't know till it comes out. It's been a known issue(among many cards) for awhile so they've hopefully been working on it.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 29, 2016, 17:46 Pigeon
If the prices they list can be believed it's good to see the Founders edition pricing isn't sticking.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 26, 2016, 14:52 Pigeon
PHJF wrote on May 26, 2016, 14:21:
Man, fuck mouse producers. Previous Cooler Master mouse3 failed after months, and the Corsair I subsequently purchased is now losing tracking after eight (and doesn't track AT ALL on a brand new mousepad). I'll end up going to $10 RadioShack mice before long.

The mid budget level mice I've bought from logitech tend to last me a few years. The intensity of my gaming has dropped off a lot in the last few years though so I'm not using them particularly hard anymore.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 26, 2016, 08:35 Pigeon
It sounds like they didn't U-turn so much as add a second notification that does the same thing the previous notification did, wherein closing the dialogue box means committing to the upgrade. Maybe the article isn't clear enough or the coffee hasn't made its way to my brain yet, but I don't see how this change is a whole lot more different.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 25, 2016, 16:07 Pigeon
Verno wrote on May 25, 2016, 14:27:
That fucking pop up window is shameful. I like Windows 10 as a product but god damn that is some despicable shit.

My feelings exactly. I like Windows 10, but I upgraded by choice. Tricking people into doing something they have repeatedly declined to do is a disgusting tactic. I hope they get sued for this, I can't help but think this has/will cost individuals time and money to fix when it upgrades without them wanting to.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Windows 10 May 25, 2016, 11:41 Pigeon
Shok wrote on May 25, 2016, 11:04:
Ok now this auto update shit is affecting me since my mother-in-law apparently got the win10 update auto installed and now she wants it back to win7. I probably should have installed the gwx tool on her machine to prevent that from happening but didn't think to. Hopefully it's less than 30 days...

Had someone at work ask me yesterday if they can reverse the upgrade after having 10 stealth installed recently. Apparently their computer is slow as shit now.
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