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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2016, 14:11 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 13:59:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 13:35:
On the poker hand, having watched all the WSOP Main Event coverage I think I can fairly say that Kassouf deserved that venom and probably more. I highly doubt anyone who played at his table for any length of time would disagree.

They claimed it was within the rules (barely) but he seems like a total asshole. But he was trying to rattle the other guy, and eventually did.

That's why I don't like a lot of sports, it's not enough to win, it's that they have to be dicks in the process.


Win through any means necessary; same reason so many pro-athletes use banned performance enhancing substances. I gotta say I cringed when he told him to check his privilege though. I would have rather seen him take him to task for thinking being obnoxious is a skill, and the only reason he's considered "good" at it is because the other players have a level of decorum and self respect.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Oct 27, 2016, 13:50 Pigeon
 
To be clear, I think the most honest policy is to give the reviewers the time they need to play the game to the extent they can accurately report on the experience and post those reviews at least a few days before release; let the quality of their work speak for itself. That said I’m more or less fine with what Bethesda is doing. While I generally favor consumer protection, I also feel the consumer must take responsibility for their decisions given a reasonable situation, i.e. if there are no reviews and you pre-purchase based solely on developer hype, then that is your fault. Now if the developer promised something that is objectively not there, such as a level of graphical fidelity they advertised but did not deliver, then that is on them. I have no delusions that the bleating masses will actually change their purchasing behaviors, Bethesda and the like obviously don’t or they wouldn’t be doing this, but if they can’t wait a day or two after release to get a more comprehensive review of what is often a subjective matter, that is their problem. Now what I do feel is extra scummy on the part of Bethesda is giving out advanced copies to “friendly streamers” and somehow pretending that’s not a review when the streamer raves about what an awesome game it is a month before release. They’re trying to have their cake and eat it too, and I wish that had been a bigger part of the article rather than a two sentence paragraph. Basically it says whatever arguments they’re making about not giving lead times is complete crap because they’re breaking their own policy by letting people who they know will give a good review an entire month to talk about the product.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 26, 2016, 18:01 Pigeon
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 17:36:
I like and hate windows 10 with a passion..

Getting pretty conflicted these days with every iteration of windows.

That's probably because there's the part that was developed by software engineers to create a solid well oiled OS, and then the part that's been welded on by marketing and executives.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2016, 14:19 Pigeon
 
Two or so years ago I dumped almost an entire glass of iced tea into my case. It wasn't on the floor, but it was lower than my table and when I accidentally knocked my glass over it all went into the ventilation holes on top of my case. After a few seconds for my brain to process WTF I had just done I immediately yanked the power plug. Pulled everything apart cleaned it as best I could, waited 12 hours to make sure everything was dry reassembled, powered it up and everything was fine. I'm going to go with mostly dumb luck on that one; as far as I can tell nothing got into the PSU or any other place where it could easily cause a short.  
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1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 21, 2016, 21:12 Pigeon
 
My favorite thing about Morrowind is you could make you character absolutely godly by exploiting potions to make ridiculous over powered potions which could then be used to make some insane enchantments. I remember making a flame enchanted daedric dai katana (or some sort of big sword) that would wipe out a village in one swing, as I bound across the entire continent in a single leap. Actually it may have been my sword that destroyed Vvanderfell, not the volcano

Okay it just killed nearly everything in one hit, but I stand by my comment about jumping across the continent in one leap.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 20, 2016, 16:30 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 14:42:
Samsung doesn’t want to pay for fire damage from the Galaxy Note 7.

And I don't want to pay for the guy's car I clipped pulling out of the parking lot the other day. But that's not how the world works.

This is already a fucking PR nightmare. Don't make it worse. Your phone caused damage to these folks' property. Pay up, and you'll come out looking good. It's a small price to pay.

Seriously, how does Samsung not get this?

I think you're forgetting that as a corporation, Samsung has all the rights of a citizen, but none of the responsibility.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2016, 08:15 Pigeon
 
sauron wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 22:11:
BobBob wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 17:06:
What are your predictions on what will transpire in tonight's presidential debate?

My prediction is that most of America is so disgusted at the tone of this election that they just want it to end, and won't bother watching.

I do not think I have ever been as unimpressed by any pair of candidates as has been the case in this election. And I watched Shelob vs. Gollum in -1821, I have to admit.

Screw the election. Either Sauron or Michell Obama for president.

Mr. Sauron I'm tired of filthy hobbitses stealzing our precious. What would you, as president, do to stop this?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2016, 18:12 Pigeon
 
BobBob wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 17:06:
What are your predictions on what will transpire in tonight's presidential debate?

Trump will continue to be a walking case study on psychological projection, say things that are blatantly false, and be extremely offensive to women and minorities while saying nobody has done more for them than he has... tremendous.

Hillary will be as charming and relatable as a parking meter. She'll trot out the story of some poor schmuck as the reason we need XYandZ and if we're lucky she'll try out a clever new one liner to describe trump's policies. She'll acknowledge she made a mistake with the emails, while completely avoiding intent of such questions. Mostly she'll just let Trump blow holes in his own campaign.

So I think it'll pretty much go like the last two.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2016, 14:34 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 14:08:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 14:06:
Retired wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 11:23:
Watched the first 5 Luke Cage eps. Diggin it.

I enjoyed it, buut damn was it slow to build up for me.

That's been my gripe as well. I think I'm about 6 episodes in, and it's finally starting to pickup speed. I was expecting something a little closer to Daredevil, with ass beatings right off the bat.

Also, the musical guest of the week routine is getting a little old...


I like the show, I just feel things could have been executed a little better. Pacing is an issue for sure, but I feel like they struggle with keeping things threatening enough given his powers. Spoilers: Even when Diamondback shoots him with the magic alien bullet and the whole ensuing fight scene. Cage should have been running for his life, but instead he goes after him and either the gun malfunctions at a critical moment or Diamondback misses an easy shot. And even in his pain/weakened state Cage should have been able to knock Diamondback out with one hit when he got his hands on him. Anyways As I said I like it, but there's a few things that keep me from loving it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2016, 09:41 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 02:32:
Today’s genital warts came from trysts between Neanderthals and early humans.

We humans never could keep it in our pants.

I imagine that was difficult to do before pants were invented.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2016, 14:09 Pigeon
 
That pumpkin really is breathtaking.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2016, 22:40 Pigeon
 
There's a pissed off mountain lion stuck in a trap on the side of a hill. Here's two catch poles and a blanket, go take care of that. If you listen closely you can hear the one guy's steel balls clankin together whenever he moves.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2016, 19:45 Pigeon
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 15, 2016, 19:09:
Blue, THANK YOU for pointing out the show Speachless. Has that old Modern Family/Malcom in the Middle Vibe and is just an awesome show.

As someone who doesn't have cable what other shows can all of you fine folks recommend. I binge watched all the Marvel Netflix stuff (Luke Cage was dragging on a bit much), and only a few season's into House of Cards (or as I call it, if Hillary was a man), and Walking Dead.

I recommend The Night Of on HBO. It's a mini series but really good IMO. Also, I hear what you're saying about Luke Cage. I'm not finished yet (over half way through), but so far I find the villain boring. And Cage, being nigh invincible, needs someone that can push him to the extreme's, not some bougie gangster.
 
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2. Re: etc. Oct 14, 2016, 13:04 Pigeon
 
The motion capture for that took forever, and trying to act against a green screen is just the worst.

Kidding aside it looks like it could be a great game, and should coincide with my plans to get a new video card quiet nicely.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 14, 2016, 08:52 Pigeon
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 15:32:
I'm sure that if you needed a modern PC to watch p0rn, most households would have i7s and Titans. Because Titan has the word Tit in it... Followed by an...

Well maybe once they can get the interactive VR going a little stronger we'll see that exactly.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 13, 2016, 21:25 Pigeon
 
I had to check the rest of the site just to make sure it wasn't some elaborate dry humored satire article poking fun at the mentality of Mercedes drivers. I'm still not fully convinced the rest of the site isn't just being put forth to sell the ruse. I understand the concept of if you can save one life for sure you should chose that over, maybe saving many lives, but also maybe losing all lives. I mean how long until the cars figure out that all other human life is a potential threat to their drivers life? In fact I think there's an episode of Rick and Morty that addresses this  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2016, 14:33 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 12:07:
Heard a fantastic conversation yesterday on the CBC program, Spark. Professor of Cognitive Science at UCAL Irvine, Don Hoffman, discusses how our perception of reality is pretty deeply flawed. I recall reading articles about this in SciAm several years ago and it looks like the science is finally starting to bear this out.

Is Reality Just Perception?

They also discuss the role of AI in things to come and that got me thinking of that TNG episode where they have to determine if Data is sentient and property of Star Fleet or not. Well wouldn't that apply to AI? I mean, if man can create a truly sentient, intelligent being why would we think we ever have the right to control it? That would be enslavement. Yet, could we afford to allow such an unknown variable to run around completely unchecked?

All stimulus is run through the filter of our own cognition; something which I think makes it very difficult to be certain of what is real. I work in mental health and I can tell you what some people experience as the truth, is anything close to what most mentally "healthy" individuals would consider true or real. It is also very sad, because true or not that is their experience, which leads them to a great deal of suffering. It (is)can be very difficult to change that perception, you can't just point out that they're wrong, you have to in essence train them how to perceive and process stimuli differently. Anyways didn't get a chance to watch the video (will watch later), just read the article, but it's very cool stuff and IMO we are in the midst of a fundamental change in how we understand the brain, thought and behavior.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2016, 16:59 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 16:21:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 13:17:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 11:12:
Tree Removal... damn look at his forearms and biceps..
Was amused by all the negative comments on the video. It never fails to amaze me how stupid people are. The trees were damaged and in danger of falling on a house -- get a grip on reality people.

So, move the house! Sheesh.

Man, those are some tall freakin' trees.

I understand the point a few people were trying to make i.e. people have trees removed for less than obvious reasons. But there's no indication that was an issue. Also it's all well and good to bitch about removing a tree until it's your house it could come crashing through. And that monster would demolish the place not just put a hole in the roof.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2016, 12:58 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 11:49:
Glow in the dark paths in multiple colours? Jesus, Warsaw is going look like a bad rave at night. That would be really irritating having to look at that constantly. We actually need the dark.

Your taste for salt is not hard-wired from birth. The excessive amount we eat today is a result of what Matthias Berninger, vice president of public affairs for Mars, calls an “arms race” between food producers and restaurant chains. One turns up the salt; customers get used to that; the next producer does the same thing. Over time, the whole population’s palate changes. Today Americans consume two to three times the sodium we need, and one in three Americans suffers from high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease — which can lead to the grave.

Which is why I quit using salt 20 years ago on anything but fresh food and even that's minimal. One thing I've always noticed is that anyone else who's done this easily picks up just how much salt there is in processed/frozen/restaurant food. Tasting anything really salty actually gives me a coughing fit. I anxiously await the day that the government regulates the shit out of sodium because it's way past due.

I cut back on my salt usage years ago and it's amazing when you start to notice just how salty things already are. I cringe when I see people adding salt to things that I know to already be very salty.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2016, 14:38 Pigeon
 
BobBob wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 14:30:
Based on recent news, events, and debates .. who is winning Hillary or Trump?

Obama, his poll numbers have never looked better.
 
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