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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Exploding tech Apr 13, 2016, 08:15 Pigeon
 
If it were a daily double I would have wagered it all on crappy Chinese made batteries, and it would have paid off.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2016, 18:22 Pigeon
 
As usual great segment by John Oliver. Nothing like having companies generate reports about you that you're not allowed to see, but can have an extremely negative impact on your life. At least the The Fair Credit Reporting Act gives people a chance. But there's information they won't give, like credit scores. Also every time I try to run a free report at least one of them doesn't work. Background checks need to be next for reforming. It sounds like they're about a thorough in weeding out false positives as debt collectors or Republicans trying to purge voter registrations.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 12, 2016, 08:23 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 23:55:
Saboth wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 21:37:
Websites are yelling at viewers/customers about adblockers, when they need to be yelling at the advertisers. Make the ads uniform, unobtrusive, 100% safe and I'll turn the adblocker off. Until then, you can post up the "turn off your adblocker if you want to view this site" all you want, I'll just not visit your site (used to go to Wired all the time, never visit now, as one example).

Yep, agree fully. Bitching at your customers is never the answer, but that's a truth that apparently hasn't sunk in yet with a large number of website owners. I'm not going to open up my computer to shitloads of potential attack vectors just because you're too lazy to figure out a better business model.


I'd be interested to know how many people actually turn off their ad-blockers for those sites as opposed to stop visiting. I've noticed a few hardware review sites use ad-blockers as well, which those seem to be a dime a dozen, and I can't help but think their viewership has dropped significantly.

EDIT: Also speaking of exploitable shit websites uses, adobe flash needs to go away.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2016, 17:56 Pigeon
 
That'll teach them to buy a Monsanto GMO dog. Sure the octopus genes keep the fleas and ticks away, but this is the cost of messing with things we don't understand. Nature finds a way.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 11:15 Pigeon
 
Google has quietly dropped that free tier in Kansas City, its first Fiber area, and has replaced it with a 100Mbps option that costs $50 per month

Less than what I pay for half the speed. Still it would be nice if companies offered a true budget option. Internet access is essential for functioning in modern society; a low tier option for $10 or $15 so they can access email from their home, job search or have easier access to social services would seem like a pertinent thing for them to offer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2016, 18:07 Pigeon
 
The FDA has asked antibacterial soap makers to send in data showing that their soaps beat out regular soaps at keeping people germ-free and healthy. The agency expects to announce this September whether the submitted data pass muster. If they don't, the companies that make up the $5.5 billion soap market may be forced to ditch the chemicals entirely.

I'm sure that will be the most unbiased data ever... When I think about it, they really don't lose much if nobody can sell antimicrobial soap commercially. It's a useless selling point, like those godawful microbeads were. Since almost everyone was selling antimicrobial soap it's not like it removes a tremendous advantage from any one company.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 10, 2016, 12:10 Pigeon
 
"The Microsoft thing was interesting," said McCormack... "At that early stage they were completely naive about the games industry.

And they still are!*BA DUM tssh*.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
6. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 9, 2016, 16:58 Pigeon
 
I can imagine being transgender and running a gaming channel probably attracted an extra special level of vileness, so I can understand not wanting to engage in that anymore. On the other hand if this is something she really enjoys doing then you can't take that crap personally even if it's meant to be personal.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 9, 2016, 10:08 Pigeon
 
On Google's reCAPTCHA system, researchers recorded a 70.78 percent success rate

That's better than my success rate at guessing captchas
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Apr 6, 2016, 16:20 Pigeon
 
$1,300 on 68 steam games? The real violation of ethics is not waiting for the sale . The, my kid did it, story is semi-credible, but the other 67 purchases being unauthorized sounds unlikely  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: Butt Pose Apr 6, 2016, 09:46 Pigeon
 
Lol, now they're just trolling. I love the link showing the inspiration is an actual old school pin-up.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Apr 6, 2016, 08:35 Pigeon
 
On Saturday, police said Carlos hired Uber driver Corey Robinson in Philadelphia to take him 200 miles to a college in central New York.

This guy drives for a living and couldn't make a 200 mile trip without needing a nap? I hate driving long distances, but even I think that's some weak shit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2016, 14:45 Pigeon
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 4, 2016, 13:34:
@Bodolza - I'm not saying it's bad or good. I'm simply reporting that some restaurants, at least one where I live, are responding to the new law.

There are an amazingly large number of people who will cut their noses off to spite their faces. At this point it would be more honest to call it a protest, but that would imply it's a willful action rather than accounting necessity.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 3, 2016, 12:45 Pigeon
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 3, 2016, 10:41:
9 'ARGH!' moments most computer users experience very occasionally unless they're complete idiots, plus some nonsense about touchscreens that never happens.

I suppose everyone is a computer user now, but the specific use of the term 'computer user' conjures up thoughts of someone more technically inclined.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 2, 2016, 18:01 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2016, 14:15:
This is a weird case for the MPAA to weigh in on. Who are they protecting?

Themselves

The MPAA's bone of contention on Minnesota's bill is that the person who releases the explicit photos or videos doesn't have to mentally want to harm or humiliate the person in the images.

They give some more noble examples where news outlets have used shocking images of tragic events to spark awareness, but they're most likely to run afoul of the law when an entertainment news show posts pictures of Jennifer Lawrence's side boob, or a telephoto close up of Ryan Reynold's scrotum.

I'm sure there's a way to word the law to protect legitimate news, while forbidding profiteering off the nudity of non-consenting individuals.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 31, 2016, 21:49 Pigeon
 
gravity wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 21:19:
"Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until 12:01 AM EST on the release date (9/30/2016)."

This is six months away.

Absurdity in motion.

Yeah, what is the point of pre-downloading something so far in advance, particularly when there could be changes the require everything to be re-pre-downloaded.

I did grab the demo and played with it a bit. It looks really nice, but what little battle I tried felt kind of weird, certainly not what I'm used to from an FF game.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Mar 31, 2016, 18:42 Pigeon
 
Blue wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 16:24:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 11:43:
He's right PC's are just the worst for playing FPSs on...

I made that a separate post and forgot to take it out of here, so that's what that story disappeared.

Curses, you've foiled my attempt to make sarcastic comments about clueless Microsoft executives. I would be upset, but I'm sure there will be many more opportunities in the future.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Mar 31, 2016, 11:43 Pigeon
 
He's right PC's are just the worst for playing FPSs on...  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 31, 2016, 11:36 Pigeon
 
I'll have to check out the demo, I'm happy they made something like that. I have a lot of reservations about the new style of FF games, but I don't want to dismiss it out of hand because of, get off my lawn, reasons.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 31, 2016, 10:11 Pigeon
 
Capella wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 09:55:
Damn I just bought a 980ti. Should I retun it? Although so far it is freaking amazing!

Depends on how long you want to wait for the 1080 to come out. So far release dates are only rumors, but best bet is late summer/early fall, though I've seen some that think it could happen as early as May. Also the 980ti isn't going to stop being an amazing card when the 1080 comes out.
 
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