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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 8, 2015, 11:29 Pigeon
Finally a new era in PC gaming! I was getting really tired of 'the era of grossly overstating the importance minor technical advances'.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 6, 2015, 14:16 Pigeon
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 13:27:
That Red Cross story is .. not funny. At this point you'd have to go so far as to call it what it is. A scam! A government supported scam.

"But the charity will not provide a list of specific programs it ran, how much they cost or what their expenses were."

Lmao, and these duds you want to donate money to? How is that even legal under non-profit rules?

It's not just the Red Cross, but charities in general seem to attract those who are the antithesis of charity; an open cash buffet for the greedy. With out greater transparency for non-profits, or something to hold them accountable, that will never change.
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jun 5, 2015, 10:45 Pigeon
I'm not sure if I should applaud them for trying to do something new with a series that charges full price for what amounts to minor updates on a yearly basis, or pan them trying for trying to shoehorn a story mode into a sports game and using a famous director as if that's going to somehow make it less horrible.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 5, 2015, 10:05 Pigeon
Even counting loogies in your drink, Chili's is still better than Applebees. Though I wouldn't recommend going to either.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 3, 2015, 10:16 Pigeon
"This is seriously worrying for the sector: In an age where consumers can choose to bypass cable TV and fixed line internet altogether... and viewing them using their mobile data plans"

I agree with the sentiment expressed in most of this article, but equating mobile internet as true competition to a fixed connection is misleading IMO. Mobile plans are more expensive, slower, less reliable, and more limiting than than fixed connections. That's not exactly a scenario where you're going to see lots of people flock to only having a mobile plan. I'm sure it makes sense to people who are constantly on the go and on a budget, but if you care about internet connectivity at all mobile isn't going to cut it.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 2, 2015, 14:17 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 13:25:
Looks like Sony is readying a 1TB PlayStation 4.

Ooo, 1TB!

2007 called and wants its storage back.

If it were a solid state drive I'd be impressed
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: big trouble with little doggie Jun 2, 2015, 13:28 Pigeon
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 09:06:
I jog all the time in my neighborhood, and there's always some dog with no leash that will come at me, friendly or otherwise. It's a hassle to stop and attempt to calm the dog down, and try to politely deal with the owner. Also pleasant are random dogs being let out of the house to go shit all over everybody elses' yards. You sound a lot more responsible with your dog than most Blue, so you probably just ran afoul of a guy pissed off at ALL the poorly controlled dogs in the neighborhood, and got all of that guy's saved up ire. :(

I jog around a dirt track at my apartment complex where the grassy bits also serve as a doggie restroom. Most of the people are pretty mindful about making sure their dogs aren't a nuisance to other people on the track, but there are a few that can't be bothered to pay attention. I've only had one incident where a friendly dog on a long leash got too excited someone was running by, and tried to jump on me. Frankly kids are more of a nuisance than the dogs are, as they have the ability to see you coming towards them, but not have the social acumen to think, 'Hey maybe I shouldn't block off the entire path with my bike.'
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 May 31, 2015, 14:32 Pigeon
Been enjoying GC-III. The tech-tree isn't as straight froward as the last game, but that's mostly a good thing. I think it helps to eliminate some of the rock, paper, scissors feel of combat. Colony management feels better too. The adjacency bonuses are nice as they make you plan the setup of colonies a little more. The special tiles seem to have an unfortunate tendency to provide tourism bonuses when there are like 1 or 2 tourism improvements further into the tech tree. Still seems to be a few areas where I think some small adjustments or additions would improve things but overall a great game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2015, 14:15 Pigeon
Little surprised to see Chicago top the list. Not really a place I'd suspect as a mosquito haven. We've had a lot of flooding where I am, which as the temporary effect of lowering mosquito populations as it washes the eggs and larva away, but given 2 or 3 days without rain and there will be tons of stagnant pools and puddles for them to breed in. Also unfortunately there's enough of the population that treat their backyards as dumps for things like tires and old pots, and they don't dump the water out of those things after it rains.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2015, 15:16 Pigeon
Nothing like losing your shit over some turkey sausage. I've had a few frustrating experiences at restaurants but I've never yelled, screamed or even remotely raised my voice at the staff. I know a lot of people will behave like that because they're trying to bully others into getting their way, and/or they feel entitled to treat another person like crap because their order wasn't right. I find if you're understanding in those situations the staff are generally apologetic and will try to rectify the situations so long as you don't have unrealistic expectations.  
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News Comments > WildStar Goes Free-to-Play
11. Re: WildStar Goes Free-to-Play May 28, 2015, 16:03 Pigeon
LittleMe wrote on May 28, 2015, 15:31:
Bill Borre wrote on May 28, 2015, 15:11:
Besides wow, are there any of these games that haven't adopted this model?


I thought ESO went subscription free. Kind of a guild wars model where you buy the game, and then free access after that.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2015, 13:10 Pigeon
Hopefully they did a better job of constructing the bridge than they did photo shopping the concept pictures. Some pretty dramatic looking geography though, I'd love to see what it actually looks like in person.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Force Awakens May 20, 2015, 11:30 Pigeon
Not sure how I should feel about the short runtime thing. On one hand I agree that there's no need for useless bloat. On the other hand, how short is short? And are they going to sacrifice plot and character building to jam in more action. Still the original 3 were just over 2 hours each so probably not much to worry about.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Oculus May 19, 2015, 11:49 Pigeon
Why would they? That'll be the motivating reason behind half the sales.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 18, 2015, 09:31 Pigeon
"Admits defeat" makes it sound like they're closing up shop, which I'd hazard to say is anything but true.

I read about this a few days ago on another site, and the number of people trying to defend botting was amazing. 'It's just honor points' and, 'it's not hurting anyone' were the common cries from people who had the moral reasoning skills of cantaloupe.
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News Comments > WoW Bot Bans
6. Re: WoW Bot Bans May 14, 2015, 13:34 Pigeon
Wallshadows wrote on May 14, 2015, 10:50:
If the forums indicate anything it's that most of those who were banned din do nuffin. Rolleyes

I'm not surprised that so many were caught though as Blizzard wasn't exactly doing anything about them for quite some time. From what I hear, it targeted the Honor Buddy bot so now battlegrounds might be functional for a couple of days until something new comes.

That seems to be their strategy, wait for things to get real bad, then mass ban. I remember it being particularly bad back in Wrath, where there were also a lot of map exploiters. Not a particularly effective deterrent since it allows for long periods where people go unpunished.
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News Comments > More Fallout 4 Speculation
14. Re: More Fallout 4 Speculation May 11, 2015, 13:49 Pigeon
Task wrote on May 11, 2015, 11:44:
jimnms wrote on May 11, 2015, 11:15:
I'm just worried Fallout 4 will be Skyrim with guns.

Your worries will be realized.

What I am about to say is total speculation, but if Beth is the one making FO4, I don't expect it be as well written compared to Obsidian's NV. Most of the time I see people say they prefer NV over 3.

I enjoyed both, but NV was the better game IMO. Better story, better weapons and things stayed challenging for the most part. FO3 was better for exploration, but I felt like it didn't take long before you became the wasteland juggernaut.
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Sales Disappoint
12. Re: Alien: Isolation Sales Disappoint May 11, 2015, 10:14 Pigeon
I stopped playing early in the game. There was a place where a scripted event occurred and I should have used that opportunity to progress towards the objective, but instead wanted to explore some more. Unfortunately that seems to have setup a situation where getting to the objective was made much harder than intended. I'm sure there's a way around it, probably using some game mechanics that weren't explained well, but the frustration of trial and error set in so I stopped having a desire to play. I'm sure I'll go back to it at some point. I feel I should like it and might if I give it more of a chance, I really enjoyed Outlast, but I just have to be in the head space where I'm willing to deal with the frustration.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 10, 2015, 00:48 Pigeon
I know I have no choice. In some places around here you can have a choice between Uverse or Comcast, and other places might have crappy DSL service.

I'd love to know % of places has actual competition vs. none. And by actual I mean comparable service, not cell service, shit slow DSL or expensive laggy satellite.
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black May 8, 2015, 22:46 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on May 8, 2015, 22:20:
Guy is lucky he wasn't killed. Wonder what made him pass out like that? Also, is it just me, or is that a weird place to have a dashcam? Can't even call it a dashcam, more like a B-pillar cam. Why would you ever mount a camera there?

Also, check out this footage of an asshole camaro causing an accident after being egged on by an asshole truck.

Supposedly some undiagnosed medical condition according to the youtube comment, in many ways very lucky because it could have been much much worse.

EDIT: Wow, what a dumbass. Dude in the truck was a bit of a tard too. As satisfying as it may be to punish asshat drivers, it's not worth chancing something like that happening.

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