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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 6, 2016, 12:34 Pigeon
If true the station was exceptionally stupid. Station policy should shouldn't have allowed any of offenses mentioned. I'd make a horrible person pun about boners, but it looks like the ars comments section has that covered.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 5, 2016, 14:26 Pigeon
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 13:50:
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 11:40:
How to design computer peripherals:
Give it a titanic name
Throw in extra zeroes in the name
Gun-metal grey
Throw in buzzwords like "sleek and stealth aesthetics"
Give it lots of flashing light options
Fancy mechanical switch wordplay
Extensive macroing ability which can potentially get you banned in online games
Bam, $200.
Asus took it one step further with adding a carrying case. Lol.
You forgot unbelievably ugly.
I'm happy with my Brown MX Cherry keyed blue backlit Duckyshine Zero.

I thought you were continuing to riff with the joke, specially with a name like Ducky Shine, but google search says real product...
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2016, 16:00 Pigeon
|RaptoR| wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 15:29:
Verno wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 11:00:
Totally stoked for XCOM2, the hype is real.

Can't wait. Preload complete!

I just finished Xcom Enemy Unknown for the first time last night. Shocked I almost missed out on such a fantastic series. Taking heavies to the sky with Archangel Armor and dropping rockets has got to be one of the most satisfying things.

Also, medics with Archangel to get to your rooftop snipers that catch the unfortunate round or two.

Longest workday EVER

I'm still in the thick of Long War. It's gotten real hard and I'm realizing I've been slacking on weapon and armor upgrades. The worst was a small map that had 9 mechs (2 of the big daddy mechs), 8 or so mutons, 6 muton elites and a hand full of sectoids to make the mechs even harder to kill. It was pretty much impossible with the equipment I had because after 4 or so turns the entire map would have converged on me. Proud to save scum . My biggest problem with Long War is it's hard to go 1 day without something popping up, making it difficult to get things researched, healed or built to deal with problems. AND probably more important the epic fuck ton of Alloys you need for just about anything. I actually have access to make some nice equipment, but I don't have anything close to the hundreds of alloys I need to equip my team.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 4, 2016, 13:55 Pigeon
Someone needs to setup a technology education center in East Texas. Matter of fact I'll do it; if all the companies that keep getting sued just pitched in and gave me a few million each I could save them 100s of millions. On another note, it's funny how similar east Texas looks to a beach in the Caribbeans.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 4, 2016, 13:44 Pigeon
descender wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 12:47:
This won't go anywhere, their entire "lawsuit" is.... WAAAAAAAAAAAA with some tears mixed in. I'm surprised BC is even as worried as they seemingly are.

If the complainant drags it out, things can get very expensive with legal cost. I assume that's their strategy.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 4, 2016, 13:25 Pigeon
They have some pretty aggressively priced internet/TV packages for 6-12months. The TV portion is essentially free when compared to just an internet package. Of course once the 6-12 months is up your bill will more than double, so assuming that's why they're getting so many new subscribers it'll be interesting to see if they can hold onto them.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 3, 2016, 21:51 Pigeon
Coincidentally Blast is the name Comcast uses for some of its internet services. Who says there isn't truth in advertising.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 3, 2016, 13:08 Pigeon
Surjtech was just a puppet entity created by all the shady USB cable producers to keep this guy from exposing their crappy products as crap./conspiracy Paranoid  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue: Game Settings Poll Feb 2, 2016, 16:50 Pigeon
MajorD wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 12:08:
Just 'out of the Blue' and complete curiosity, what game settings do you select for:

Invert Mouse Y Axis: Yes or No

Motion Blur: On or Off

My settings = Yes and Off.

Invert Mouse Y Axis: Only in flight sims where this isn't on by default.
Motion Blur: Nothing says amazing triple A graphics like blurring the fuck out of everything. Like someone else said only if it's over done and interferes with game play, or looks fugly.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2016, 14:13 Pigeon
Mine came in mostly fine, but they had some gum covering them in the back and caused some irritation, so I ended up having them removed. No complications from the process really other than the grossness until everything healed. My current dentist likes to hound me about getting a night-guard for teeth grinding/clenching. Which I would be agreeable to, but they're several hundred dollars AFTER insurance for a small bit of rubbery plastic. I've tried the $20 ones you can buy in the store, unfortunately they're bulky enough they interfere with my sleep, plus they leave my jaw a bit sore and teeth feeling funny.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 29, 2016, 10:54 Pigeon
Cutter wrote on Jan 29, 2016, 10:24:
When is it ever enough for the psychopaths of Wall St.?

Exactly; it's not that Amazon is a bastion of goodness in the business world, but their whole business model is built around providing good value to customers and continuing to add new and/or improved services. While those things take money and don't lead to as much profit as they theoretically could make, it does maintain a very, very large and stable customer base. Wallstreet isn't happy unless you're squeezing your customers like an orange, then discarding the husks to be used as mulch.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 28, 2016, 14:35 Pigeon
Seeing how the Senate's approval rating hasn't been above 20% in the last 4 years it seems Americans don't give a shit about what they think we need.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2016, 15:09 Pigeon
Jagacademy wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 14:06:
Ironically, my Comcast speeds are always higher than what they advertise.

Same for me, I pay for 50 and speed tests put me closer to 60. At least with Steam downloads I seem to see the real-world benefit from this. Although my youtube and HBO streaming can be shit at times; did they forget to pay off comcast?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2016, 15:04 Pigeon
Creston wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 12:38:
descender wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 09:46:

That Broncos Patriots game was great. I'll be firmly rooting for Peyton to ride off into the sunset with a victory, but I have a feeling this Carolina team is just too good.

I dunno, that Denver defense is legit, man. If Peyton could have taken more than 20 seconds off the clock TOTAL in his last six downs, thereby negating Brady's last gasp touchdown (when the Denver defense was completely utterly exhausted) they'd have ended up giving away a grand total of 12 points to the Patriots, six of which came essentially from a turnover.

Cam Newton is not going to have it easy against these guys. That said, apart from two good drives, Peyton looked pretty terrible, so I don't see Denver's offense doing much against Carolina's D either. I think it'll come down to the defenses rather than the offenses to settle it.

At the very least we'll be spared the Boston Smugpocalypse 2016.

I agree, it's going to be a battle of the defenses this year. I think Cam and the rest of the Carolina offense at least have the potential to have a great offensive game. I don't see Peyton being able to have an amazing game. The only thing I've noticed about Cam is that when he gets frustrated he really starts to make some terrible choices, trying to force plays and making big mistakes. Not something that normally happens to Peyton, except of course, famously, the Broncos v. Seahawks Superbowl.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Best Graphics Cards of 2016 Jan 25, 2016, 14:09 Pigeon
Best Graphics Cards of 2016... as of the first month, and the preceding 6 months and the next 6 months. Really until Pascal comes out, and I think AMD was supposedly going to push out a new card, that the same list we saw several months ago and the same list we'll see until sometime after the 2nd half. Even then I doubt we'll see much more than nvida's flagship released, maybe a replacement for the aging 970 by November/Christmas.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2016, 16:25 Pigeon
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 22, 2016, 14:30:
Blue as a person who is not 'hot' friendly food wise, if you'd like to send me a jar, I will use it as a heating device this winter

It doubles as a air freshener right?

I imagine after eating it, it becomes an air-defreshener...
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2016, 12:58 Pigeon
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 22, 2016, 12:13:
Netflix, you done fucked up. I look forward to the follow-up damage control articles in the face of subscription loss even though this shit will get bypassed within a couple days and everything goes back to normal.

In their defense I don't think it's something they want to do, but are more or less being forced to do by the content owners, i.e. it's a copyright issue. I'm sure they're told if they don't make meaningful, effective attempts to curtail region-block skirting the copyright owners will pull the content and then there won't be much worth subscribing to left on Netflix.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: parking a truck Jan 22, 2016, 11:41 Pigeon
Well shit, pretty sure that's the passenger flying out at 8 seconds in; probably what the driver was running to. Seat-belts, they're not for show.  
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Mods with Launch
4. Re: XCOM 2 Mods with Launch Jan 21, 2016, 21:27 Pigeon
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 21:13:
Wetworks24 wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 18:56:
I already pre-ordered my copy. From watching all the gameplay videos this is a pretty safe bet if you were a fan of Enemy Unknown. Day 1 mod support is just icing on the cake.

Well, based off the last game and expansion, the vanilla game will be pretty to very good, and the Long War mod will probably make it amazing. It's not really surprising that they brought the Long War guys in like this, they really added a lot to EU/EW, plus the Firaxis guys talked up the Long War mod quite a bit the past year or two.

Currently playing the Long War mod and it pretty much hits all the things I thought would make the game better. Awesome news those guys are already working on mods for XCOM2.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2016, 12:54 Pigeon
Kxmode wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 12:20:
harlock wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 10:24:
finally a petition worth getting behind

Kanye West petition: Over 20,000 people sign protest against rapper recording David Bowie tribute album

Absolutely! I definitely agree on that.

Here's a list of artists I would much rather see doing a David Bowie tribute album:

- Lykke Li (Her "Hold On, We're Going Home" Drake cover is incredible),
- Kimbra (she's like Amy Winehouse without the emotional baggage. Check out "Goldmine" and a live rendition of "Two Way Street".),
- Beck (his discography shows a range of musical styles that would pay homage to Mr. Bowie)
- Pharrell ("Happy" as a song achieved two firsts: First 24-hour music video and created a world wide movement with all those "Happy in" videos on Youtube.)
- Tom Holkenborg (a.k.a. Junkie XL) (His Mad Max Fury Road soundtrack is amazing; check out "Brother In Arms" and "Survive".)
- Daft Punk (I believe these gents are the ONLY duo who would do Bowie's music justice electronically)
- Hans Zimmer (because his music is simply amazing. Check out "Day One". Imagine a cover of Major Tom with Han's signature style and Kimbra's powerful singing.)

After hearing his crappy cover of Bohemian Rhapsody we can only hope the petition spurs congress to pass legislation banning Kanye from ruining any other classics.
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