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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 20, 2016, 19:22 Pigeon
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 17:10:
Cutter wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 09:50:
Jesus, just scroll down on that KTLA website. Every page you go to links to a dozen more stories of rape and mass-murder. Wtf is going on down there?

More people died from "civilian" shootings in the US than US soldiers died in Vietnam and WW1 combined. That is what is going on there. Remember those were wars. The US suffers from a perpetual civil war, no wonder everyone wants a gun there.

Historical social and economic repression of specific groups of people, a criminal justice system based on revenge rather than reformation, a war on drugs that most frequently punishes the users, while making the sale extremely lucrative and a political system where ideology and ignorance will trump fact and reason 9 times out of 10. There's undoubtedly more, but those are a few of the big reasons.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2016, 18:22 Pigeon
nin wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 17:02:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 16:12:
I bought a Nissan Altima in 2008 with a manual, it was tough to get. I think that might have been the last year they were available. I don't think there's a car now that costs less than $60k I'd care to own which comes with a manual.

I've been pricing lately (Honda, Hundai, etc), and everything I've seen here in the US is 1K more for automatic...

A lot of manufacturers still offer manual options, but it is often in the lower tier trims, and dealerships normally don't carry many. So it can be hard to find what you want with the options you want. Honda and Mazda have mid level trims available in M/T, not sure about American cars though. I prefer auto, but I understand the allure of an M/T specially if you don't live in a city.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2016, 12:55 Pigeon
I wasn't aware intimate knowledge of quantum superposition was considered rudimentary.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jun 18, 2016, 12:16 Pigeon
I don't even know how they're able to claim the song, Guthrie was pretty well known to issue anti-copyright statements:
This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright # 154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we donít give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, thatís all we wanted to do.

Then again copyright law in the US seems like it is less about protecting an artist's creative rights and more about giving greedy assholes another way to squeeze money out of people.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2016, 18:43 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2016, 14:37:
Jimmy Page Testifies as Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' Trial Heats Up.


Shouldn't any statute of limitations for something like this have long passed? How can any witness have modicum of reliability 47 freakin' years later?

Good point, eyewitness accounts aren't particularly reliable 5 minutes after an incident let alone the 40 some years it's been. Maybe they can rename one of those song 40 years gone
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 15, 2016, 10:54 Pigeon
NetHead wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 10:18:
There's another patch for Adobe Flash that makes it much more secure, it's called


If it had an advertisement it would sound like one of those unbelievable products...

-Will make sites load faster.
-Makes devices faster.
-Saves you money (Lowers bandwidth usage/costs).
-Fewer annoying adverts.
-Makes you more secure.
-Improves stability.
-Fewer LOUD NOISES adverts.
-Longer battery life.
-Increased RAM (by not having Flash waste it).
--All for the low cost of completely FREE!

Order now and get a free JPEG telling flash to go F itself.

Though in this case, it's all true :O

Fortunately a lot of sites have moved away from flash; it has become less and less of an inconvenience not to have it. Unfortunately it has not been completely abandoned by web designers, and the march away from it is slow.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2016, 14:33 Pigeon
BobBob wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 13:46:
Weíve seen this before: San Bernardino, Orlando shootings share similarities

When are the people of this country going to be so tired of psychopaths running the streets and hurting people that we will finally take mental health seriously? Don't give me the red herrings - guns, religion, conspiracies, groups, hate, being disenfranchised, bad childhood, etc.

A normal, sane, person hasn't and won't go on a rampage.

One major problem is the horrific state of our mental health institutions. Laws and legislation has been passed and repealed that prevent mental institutions from involuntary committing people who can cause others harm. Instead they are either arrested, temporarily incarcerated (to socialize with other psychopaths), and released.

Whether you include guns or not, religion or not, belief systems or not, they are mere correlation - incubators (or catalysts) for the violent psychopath who will eventually do harm. When will people finally take a stand to say enough is enough? We need better mental health institutions, we need mandatory commitments, and we need constant intervention.


There is a pervasive ignorance surrounding mental health in this country that causes significant barriers to seeking and obtaining help. Until the large majority of the country can start to see the mentally ill as people who are just suffering form and ailment instead of personal defects; people that just don't have enough Jesus, or are just feeling sorry for themselves and need to man up, we will never see change. We won't have laws that encourage treatment, we won't have a health insurance that actually covers treatment, and most importantly we won't have people who seek treatment without fear of stigma.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 12, 2016, 19:05 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 13:37:
Is Google America Biased Toward Hilary Clinton?

Given that she got the most votes by far during the primary, I'd say America has a bias toward's Ms. Clinton.

Also, spelt with two L's.

That's only what Google wants you to believe, who knows what that extra L is trying to hide. Seriously though seems like a massive case of confirmation bias; doesn't take long to find examples where it doesn't work, or where it works for her competitors. Also who the hell is going to be stopped from looking something up because it takes 3 more letters to auto complete?
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 10, 2016, 15:45 Pigeon
Hopefully come August or September there'll be a plentiful supply of 3rd party 1070s and enough reviews to make a more informed decision on a particular brand. I have no desire to pay inflated prices or act as a guinea pig.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 8, 2016, 08:29 Pigeon
Slick wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 00:48:

I wonder what % are just being bought to be resold on Ebay for a ridiculous price.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 6, 2016, 20:31 Pigeon
The illusion their phone somehow makes them a better more interesting person?  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 5, 2016, 14:08 Pigeon
Dev wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 13:45:
Saboth wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 12:58:
Exactly. They are trying to make up for the loss in TV subscriptions by creating arbitrary limits and fees. Whereas in the past you might have paid $100-$120 for TV+internet, people are dropping TV and going with internet-only, so the companies are maybe getting only $60-$80. So now they implement caps and start charging $35-$50 if you go "over" your false cap, so they still make $100+ on the consumer. So the consumer thinks: "Hmm, I can pay $40 a month for Hulu, Netflix, Sling, then $50 for overage charges, and $75 for internet for a total of $165, or I could just sign up for that Comcast TV deal for $125, and my streaming would go back down to 200-300 GB a month and I don't have to deal with those overage fees. Essentially when you buy TV, your "streaming" (transfer of data to watch TV) is free. When you use cable to stream from other sources, you are now charged for it, meaning Comcast is giving themselves a big advantage over competitors. We were using 200-300 GB when we had internet and cable TV. Now that we cut the cord, that's more like 600-700. I would think someone would point out exempting their cable service from data transfer rates while charging all other sources of TV streaming is anti-competitive.
Or, people with a clue have the option to get Comcast business for $70 and have no caps at all. (at least in areas where it's available)

For a 16Mbps/3Mbps connection and 2 year agreement. It would be $110 for me to keep the same speed I currently have, so lets not pretend that's a deal...
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 5, 2016, 11:55 Pigeon
But it sounds better than, 'our investors want exponentially increasing profits.'

The first sentence of the article sums things up pretty nicely:
Supporters of internet data caps want to have things both ways: admitting that the monthly usage limits have nothing to do with congestion, while simultaneously arguing that those who use the most should pay more (but not that those who use the least should get any discount).

The real "hilarity" is they've been driving away their paid TV customers because they're offerings aren't competitive (in a market they have a near monopoly on), so they're jacking up the price and adding gotcha fees onto to a service that's closer to a necessity.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2016, 17:55 Pigeon
Cutter wrote on Jun 3, 2016, 16:37:
Man, I love these super productive days. Started work on a new planter bench I'm making. Mowed the lawns, washed the car, and just made a batch of pico de gallo for burritos tonight! Ole! Everyone loves some pico de gallo don't they?

Rooster beaks are the best
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 3, 2016, 10:52 Pigeon
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 3, 2016, 10:33:
Task wrote on Jun 3, 2016, 10:12:
MicroShaft, tsk, tsk.

Preying on the elderly and ignorant, GO MICROSOFT.

That little bit of chicanery doubled my calls for computer work.

I imagine IT mercenaries everywhere are finding themselves with a bit more spending money.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2016, 11:56 Pigeon
Gator's are 'relatively' chill specially compared to crocs. I've seen a big one stroll out of the swamp, walk right in front of a hiker who was silently shitting himself, and go into the swamp on the other side of the hiking trail. Wasn't nearly as big as gator-zilla there though. That said the local gator catchers have recently snagged a 12-footer that's been chasing joggers so don't anyone go tempting fate.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 1, 2016, 09:59 Pigeon
Samsung makes some great looking TVs (if you get one actually produced by samsung), but their business practices with their smart tvs has been shady as hell. I'm pretty sure my next TV will just be a regular TV that I hook up a Roku or something to.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2016, 19:29 Pigeon
sauron wrote on May 31, 2016, 16:22:
Agreed on the cable modem. I bought one when I signed up for service, and it will have paid for itself after about a year. Renting that stuff from the cable company ends up costing more than the modem is worth.

Same, rental fee was $8 a month (now 10) and a modem cost $80. Doesn't take much math to come to the conclusion it's better to buy. A year and 9 months later and I'd still be ahead even if I need to buy a second one.

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
16. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 30, 2016, 13:03 Pigeon
El Pit wrote on May 30, 2016, 12:55:
I have to try... I have to hold back... I will tell myself I only need a 1070... But then I hope that the 1070s will be sold out so that I will have to buy a 1080.

I am soooo weak.

Does this help sate your appetite for a 1080? I suppose if you already have a 980ti you wont see a huge difference, but those are some impressive numbers for a ~$400 card.
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. May 29, 2016, 23:45 Pigeon
Creston wrote on May 29, 2016, 19:58:
Nowadays you can post anything and get death threats. Oh, look, I just got one for posting this.

A high threshold for distress, and good skills for tolerating said distress are not hallmarks of the Internet's zeitgeist.
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