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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Black Friday Safety Dance
6. Re: Black Friday Safety Dance Nov 25, 2016, 14:15 Pigeon
 
I seriously doubt a recount will change the results much, but we've been hearing for years about how vulnerable electronic ballots are. There should be a wide scale audit to at least give some evidence one way or other about the actual incidence of tampering with electronic ballots. They've done similar things in regards to claims millions of dead are voting and they tend to find you can count the number of actual cases on your fingers. What it does reveal is the voter registration system needs to be updated so deceased individuals are accurately identified and removed from the voter rolls. And while voter fraud by this method is very rare, what is very common are groups using often highly inaccurate data to purge large swaths of legitimately registered voters from the rolls.  
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Metaverse
4. Re: Thanksgiving Metaverse Nov 24, 2016, 15:40 Pigeon
 
Pretty tame, but still a dumb thing to do. I'd call that a successful troll of Huffman.  
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
23. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 11:04 Pigeon
 
I'm sure everything I want that's on sale now will be on sale at the same price or better come Christmas. As most of you have commented, with out the limited time flash sales all the excitement is gone. The deals are still okay, but I don't feel like I'm missing any thing. On the plus side I don't need to watch their page like a hawk in fear I'll miss an amazing deal.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2016, 11:25 Pigeon
 
You can start a new diet trend; the Blue's Food diet, all the taste with none of the calories! Just one simple step, never wash your hands, especially after using the restroom... where you'll be spending a lot of, so leave a phone charger in there.

This comment was edited on Nov 23, 2016, 11:42.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Symmetra Changes Detailed
1. Re: Overwatch Symmetra Changes Detailed Nov 22, 2016, 21:31 Pigeon
 
Her left click is garbage in most situations; too many characters can quickly get out of range. The turrets can be very effective at choke points, or limiting the number of paths an enemy has towards an objective. But I feel any savy team will easily overcome them.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2016, 13:15 Pigeon
 
Happy Birthday Blue!! Here's hoping your trip to the DMV is quick and free of B.O.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: EM drive Nov 19, 2016, 23:15 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 22:28:
Cutter wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 18:33:
Creston wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 11:40:
I've been following the progress on this thing for a few years now, and it just keeps being amazing.

I sure hope the test in space in a few months will bear out.

Yeah, guess we'll see. If it does that's a complete game changer. Or maybe it just means we were wrong about Newts third law. Wouldn't be the first time that something accepted as gospel in science turned out to be wrong.

Iknowrite? Remember that time they thought the earth was flat and if you went too far you'd just fall off the edge? Morans.

That's the great thing about science; you can be proven wrong and it only makes science better when you are. Even if you learn you didn't know nearly as much about something than you thought you did, you've still advanced your knowledge.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2016, 11:33 Pigeon
 
Those free skates are neat. I think I'll get some cause I have a sudden urge to break my wrists and crack my head open.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Free Weekend
6. Re: Overwatch Free Weekend Nov 19, 2016, 09:23 Pigeon
 
Numinar wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 08:48:
Seems great, a much cleaner exciting version of TF2, which I also love. And with the same kind of after-launch support Blizzard is famous for it seems like a great buy. Unfortunately I think I've blown my gaming budget for the next year in the last 4 weeks so I'll wait a bit longer despite sale.

D.VA seems like a good beginner hero, won my first and only 2 MP games with her. Not many abilities or weapon modes to worry about, just shoot/shield/fly/self destruct! The interplay of different character abilities is super fun, like an FPS fighting game combined with heroes of the storm. I can see why this was/is such a big deal. Good stuff. Valve better be careful, if they go F2P and start selling hats for this or make a horde/mann vs machine type mode they are in trouble.

Agree with D.VA begin a good starter. Mei is also a good one, aim isn't that important (think pyro) and she has good survivablility. Soldier 76 is pretty straight forward and while he's a hit-box hero he has survivability with his heal. And Mercy is probably the easiest healer, she plays like Medic in TF2, but she's more at the mercy (harharhar) of her teammates' battle awareness than the other healers.

I've played a lot of McCree, I like the character, but I also do it to force myself to learn how to aim again. I do feel like he's lacking when compared to some of the other characters, I understand he got a pretty sizable nerf a few months ago, maybe they wnerfed a bit too much, or maybe he just has a high skill cap.

Anyways, been having a blast with the game for a few weeks now.

Luke wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 09:09:
Manga pos for the kids

I'm not sure, but over the last several days I've gotten the feeling Luke doesn't like Overwatch. Probably just my imagination.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 15:48 Pigeon
 
Steazy wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 15:29:
Necrophob wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 14:26:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 13:07:
Man's body 'dissolved' by Yellowstone hot spring after seeking place to swim.

Hard to believe an entire human body could dissolve in a pool of water in 24 hours. Crazy.

Also, too: Darwin award winner.

When I visited Yellowstone, the amount of stupidity on display from other visitors was amazing. Walking too close to buffalo, touching boiling water (with a sign nearby in multiple languages saying water was scalding hot)...I picked up a book in the gift shop called Death in Yellowstone. Good read. This guy certainly wasn't the first person to hop in a hot spring.

Noticed the same thing when I visited, also picked up the Death in Yellowstone book. Should probably be required reading for all visitors :X

And then people don't understand when I say that Yellowstone is a "beautiful, psychedelic, nightmarish hell-scape." I say that in the most endearing way though! It's a humbling reminder that nature doesn't give a fuck about you or anyone you love. Some of the original native names are more appropriate than Jellystone, such as "land of the burning ground" or "the place of hot water". Maybe a rename would keep people aware of the very real dangers. The number of things that can kill you in that park... definitely worth a visit

Maybe Yellowstone visits should be mandatory for all US citizens. Might help keep that dipshit gene from spreading through our population anymore than it already has.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 13:04 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 11:22:
Creston wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 11:17:
Man, eff spiders.

I don't like them either, but it's a fair point that a lot of folks here are pro pet/animal (some of us wildly so).


I'm generally fine with spiders, but I don't like them in my living space. Regular spiders whose venom isn't a problem for humans can have staph on their fangs. My brother and dad were bitten by regular house spiders on separate occasions, my brother ended up having to be rushed to the ER, and my dad had months long issues relating to it until the antibiotics were finally able to clear it out. So when I see a spider in my apartment I try to relocate it outside, and if that's not possible it gets squished.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2016, 17:43 Pigeon
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 17:13:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 16:51:
That "How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts" was a morose read especially Scott Stevens' story. I pray none of you ever get to that level of addiction with anything, including video games.


...too late... far too late.

Also, mmmm... baklava... *drool* -Home Simpson

There were random mini-baklava treats in the break-room today, wonder if someone actually knew it was baklava day. Either way it worked out well for me mmmmm.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2016, 13:41 Pigeon
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 10:41:
I respect the intellectualism here more than any other online discussion forum.

Here are some questions:

Is this new administration going to suppress civil liberties? Will its ideology and staff choices be an enabler for hate groups and extremist individuals to discriminate against people with disabilities, LGBTQ, women, and minorities? Will it normalize acts of bullying? Will it reverse years of climate change policy? Will it cooperate with known oppressive governments? Or are most of these published articles and debates a bunch of hype brought about by major news and media outlets to increase ratings?

Among many of my worries is that massive tax-cuts will have the reverse of the intended effect and send our debt ballooning even faster than it already is. Once government spending gets cut you'll have an unemployment domino effect. Kansas has tried something very similar under Governor Brownback, and now their local economy is in dire straits. The money just stayed with the wealthy, and with nothing to help put money back into the economy they are just going to constrict their businesses further as there is less money to be made. Something has to keep money flowing through the economy, and there in no way in hell the people who have money are going to collectively work against their immediate self interest and start expanding their businesses in good faith that others same.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2016, 13:21 Pigeon
 
Acleacius wrote on Nov 16, 2016, 12:49:
nin wrote on Nov 16, 2016, 10:39:
I've never had a problem with the needle, but generally have a slightly sore shoulder for a day or two. But it's not a big deal, in my experience.

I got lucky this year, the nurse was so good I didn't even feel the needle going in or out, no pain after. I've defiantly had them sting before as Blue mentioned. I think it's when they get the angle into the tissue/muscle wrong. I'm thinking more horizontal, is a better angle.

This year I had no soreness at all, and other years the next day it'll feel like an MMA fighter kicked me in the arm. I too wonder how much of this is due to injection technique.

EDIT: Quick google search says the soreness is part of the immune response, but I still suspect there's something to the technique as well.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Sombra Launch
5. Re: Overwatch Sombra Launch Nov 15, 2016, 23:16 Pigeon
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 22:32:
fucking hate the 1 on 1.

Only had a chance to try one game of that tonight. Got my ass handed to me at the outset till match point when I managed to win 4 rounds and tie it up. Got McCree who I've been playing the most and thought I'd have it in the bag only to get completely owned . Oddly I won with the players I had no clue how to use or am normally terrible at, like Hanzo. I can't hit shit with that bow, but I pulled off the perfectly timed head-shot for a perfect round.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Zika Virus mosquito Nov 15, 2016, 14:18 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 14:11:
Its days are numbered. There is a trial underway where they're going to release a bunch of genetically modified (male) mosquitoes into the wild. The only thing different about these is that they pass on a gene that makes its offspring sterile.

If proven successful, they'll release more of those, and within several generations that particular brand of mosquito will die off or at least be so diminished that its threat will mostly evaporate.

After that, they'll likely do the same for that little fucker in Africa that spreads Malaria.



Sterile GMO Mosquitoes (GMOMs)!? Sure nothing can go wrong with that; certainly won't backfire and sterilize the human population of Florida and the other southern coastal states. Actually... I'm cool with that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: PS4 Pro shitting the bed Nov 14, 2016, 14:10 Pigeon
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 13:50:
Creston wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 11:06:
Man, I wonder what would cause that...

Online Support representative KingGobbo admitted the issue’s existence and suggested a convoluted temporary fix involving switching the console into its Safe mode and changing its digital rights management setting from HDCP 2.2 to 1.4.

Oh, of course.

Yup, DRM, fucking over paying customers since, forever... but hey it stops pirates right?

Absolutely, it's just not very effective against buccaneers, marauders, corsairs or freebooters.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 11, 2016, 19:32 Pigeon
 
I was going to say this could be a customer positive change that could also benefit AT&T if implemented properly, but reading the article it seems more likely that no, that probably will not be happening:


Stream Saver is similar to a T-Mobile system that reduces video quality. On T-Mobile's older plans with monthly data limits, customers can turn the video throttling on or off without it affecting their bills. But on T-Mobile's new "unlimited" plans, unlocking HD video costs extra. Even then, customers can only switch HD video on for 24 hours at a time.
 
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News Comments > Play Overwatch for Free Next Weekend
12. Re: Play Overwatch for Free Next Weekend Nov 10, 2016, 13:07 Pigeon
 
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 12:48:
theglaze wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 11:11:
I don't think Overwatch has been on an official sale since it launched...

When was the last time you saw a Blizzard game on sale?

It happens, usually around Christmas and it's not a particularly big discount and usually not for new games. It's certainly not steam where it's almost guaranteed to go on some sort of sale a few months after release.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 13:25 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 12:59:
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 12:49:
Good thing he shit on his party enough so Congress won't give him an inch. Probably the only time it's good to have a Republican majority.

Oh I think they'll see eye to eye on enough things to forgive the campaign. Washington is all about self preservation and he didn't hurt the party at all, arguably he bolstered a lot of races.

I think the Republican establishment is afraid of him. They'll probably fall inline because he can rake them over the coals with the voting base, at least until(if) things go to shit and they can throw him in front of the bus.

Maybe the dems will actually support someone with a better reputation next time. Whether or not Hillary actually did any of the shit she is accused of doing, there were enough people who believed she did or found her untrustworthy because of the zeitgeist made of such accusations, that she was vulnerable to this. All I can say is I hope I am wrong about all the shit I think is going to happen. Also wonder if Hillary is packing to skip town, he did promise he'd put her in prison.
 
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