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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Dec 21, 2016, 13:02 Pigeon
 
That amazing Russian freedom at work.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2016, 18:55 Pigeon
 
I third the call for people to use temperature probes. I know it's a point of pride among many cooks, and some think if you poke a single hole in a piece of meat before its ready to serve all the juice is going to geyser out leaving you with a dry husk, but the reality is assuming you're relatively good at telling when a piece of meat is done, you'll only be poking one, maybe two small holes in it and the amount of juice that escapes will be completely unnoticeable. You also get the bonus of cooking your food to the perfect temperature every time. They also work great for things like baked potatoes where size variation makes the timing of doneness a little difficult.  
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News Comments > On Overwatch Mei Skins
1. Re: On Overwatch Mei Skins Dec 16, 2016, 20:03 Pigeon
 
I know it's the internet and people on the internet bitch about everything, but for it to warrant a response/apology from the game director.. I almost feel bad for Blizzard.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 16, 2016, 13:02 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 12:29:
On a similar note, goodbye, and thank you, Tom Wheeler. You were the biggest surprise in US government in decades.

You were able to stave off the "bend over and take it from Comcast/Verizon/AT&T and LIKE IT!" apocalypse for a few years.

Yeah, I was not happy when Wheeler was appointed, but he really did a lot to help protect the internet from the corporations. It's unfortunate everything he did will probably be undone and worse. The whole data-cap exemption thing stinks to high heavens, and I get the feeling we're going to be up to our necks in it soon.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 16, 2016, 08:20 Pigeon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 01:15:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 00:51:
Can I keep my quad-SLI 1080GTX rig?
Nope, you'll have to ship it to me in Texas. I'll even pay the freight.


Sounds like it could be a heavy package, wouldn't want RedEye throwing out his back lifting it. You should lighten the load and send two of those 1080s my way, you know for his sake.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 15, 2016, 15:18 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Dec 15, 2016, 14:58:
Creston wrote on Dec 15, 2016, 14:01:
That said, I wouldn't invite Twitter to a meeting of "tech giants" either.

Considering how much he uses them as a microphone, he should be kissing their ass.


I'm sure in his mind the only reason twitter is popular is because of him.

Also while it certainly sounds plausible given the way he has reacted to things in the past,I remain skeptical given the source.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2016, 14:23 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 15, 2016, 13:53:
the you-know-what test...

Fertility test?

A Turing test, can Blue tell if it's a human doctor or a sophisticated android that links to WebMD.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2016, 11:46 Pigeon
 
I've heard the true story behind the McDonald's coffee thing before, but it's a great example of how omitting key facts from a story and making some implications can completely turn people's perception of the event and outcome. I was too young to care at the time so I don't remember how the news first reported it, but it certainly became (unfairly) a poster child for frivolous lawsuits that paid out.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Dec 15, 2016, 09:50 Pigeon
 
I remember having to get a pass through cable made for my card. The supplied one was too short, and for some reason (It's too long ago to remember why) off the shelf male to male VGA cables didn't work. Sure made Quake II look nice though.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 14, 2016, 11:53 Pigeon
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 14, 2016, 11:28:
I read it and it lines up with what I have suspected all along that we, the US, is on the losing side of the "cyberwar".

Our politicians are too clueless to understand the breadth of the problem, and too willing to use the results for political leverage. Honestly they didn't even need the details, just putting forth a vague implication that wrong doing had occurred based on out of context statements. What was actually the worst thing in those emails? Probably Donna Brazile leaking a debate question to Hillary's aide and that was the least focused on aspect.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2016, 20:52 Pigeon
 
Scheherazade wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 19:53:
Pigeon wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 11:07:
Which one of those squares in Al Gore's house ? Also I take it operating in the glacial tundra that is Wisconsin in the winter is the only way the battery in a hover board won't overheat and explode.

AFAIK Al Gore's involvement was in legislation that gave the public access to the internet (instead of the internet being a defense-and-related only closed program).

-scheherazade

Right, but I still find his comment funny taken out of context, and even in context it's a little grandiose, or at the very least oddly worded.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 13, 2016, 19:56 Pigeon
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 15:48:
Pigeon wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 13:41:
The last time I tried to do anything with windows store it wanted me to convert my local account into a MS account (i.e. when you login to your computer you're also logging in to Microsoft), and then after a mandatory install of one-drive it started randomly backing shit up to TEH CLOUD. I have a free copy of the new Gears of War game out there that I will never play because I don't want to go through all that shit again.

You know, no offense, but it sounds like when a child comes up to something and is like, 'oh! what does this button do?!'. You're a gamer, at least I assume that because you're here, and being a gamer means, by default, you need to do a few things. One, is actually know what you're getting into and how to get out of it if it doesn't work right. Two, is to RTFM. Seriously, you won't play the new GoW because you can't be bothered to read how to setup you MS login correctly and then make sure that that piece of shit One-Drive (sounds like a millennial band...like Nickel-Back, ugh!) doesn't start uploading your priced possession of Natalie Portman porn (it's ok, man, we all have some, you're among friends here! ) to the Net-version of a thundercloud. (Which, btw, is about as good at holding data securely as the real version!)

C'mon, man-up, grab that manual and install that game! Don't let it beat you down! Tell MS they can suck it and play all night while they get stuck having to use Bing to look at fake nudes of Natalie Portman...


=-Rigs-=

A quick google search and I see some suggestions I didn't find the last time I was trying to figure this out, and then firing up the xbox app I immediately see the option to skip the local to MS login that I some how managed to miss all the other times. Coincidentally I'll be having some roasted crow on a bed of arugula drizzled with a raspberry vinaigrette for dinner tonight.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 13, 2016, 13:41 Pigeon
 
The last time I tried to do anything with windows store it wanted me to convert my local account into a MS account (i.e. when you login to your computer you're also logging in to Microsoft), and then after a mandatory install of one-drive it started randomly backing shit up to TEH CLOUD. I have a free copy of the new Gears of War game out there that I will never play because I don't want to go through all that shit again.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2016, 13:27 Pigeon
 
sauron wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 12:32:
Chilis (jarred or fresh, sliced and seeded)
1 Alarm: No peppers
3 Alarm: 5 oz hot jalapeno peppers
5 Alarm: Hot: Three habanero peppers and a few jalapenos or some chipoltle
Weapons grade: Seven habanero peppers

I had a successful growing season here on the windowsills of Barad-Dur. My habanero plant had a field day and produced 15 or so nice ripe chilis, and my scotch bonnet plant is also producing a crop right now.

Any suggestions of the best way to use these little bombs is welcome. Chili would be good but I'm vegetarian (no, really!). I do eat fish and seafood (so pescatarian, I guess).

Anyone have a killer (not literally) hot sauce recipe?

Thanks!

But you still eat hobbits right? After all they're basically the same thing as shrimp.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2016, 11:07 Pigeon
 
Which one of those squares in Al Gore's house ? Also I take it operating in the glacial tundra that is Wisconsin in the winter is the only way the battery in a hover board won't overheat and explode.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: The 10 best Star Wars games in the galaxy, ever Dec 13, 2016, 08:45 Pigeon
 
rist3903 wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 05:23:
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 04:16:
Yeah when you don't list ANY of the Dark Forces games your list is shit.
This.


Well they had to make room for Battlefront Blank ... I take exception to pod-racer too. I understand it's a fun game, but it's just a Star Wars shell slapped on top of a polished racer. It adds nothing to the universe, nor is there any sort of immersion. And even as a Starwars shell it's one very specific part of the worst Star Wars movie made so far.

The Dark Forces/Jedi Knight series should have been top 3.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 10, 2016, 18:09 Pigeon
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 16:07:
ZeroPike1 wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 14:56:
Millions of Illegals voted with no actual proof. He says yes and thinks it 100%?

Intelligence agencies have report's saying Russia was up to something at the very least.. Ohh wait a min that is just a lie?

I presume he doesn't think there were actually millions of illegal votes but to simultaneously claim there were huge voting irregularities and to say that recounts or Russian hacks don't matter is grossly irresponsible. This damage isn't going to just go away when he does.

Who knows what he actually think, I suspect even Trump doesn't know wtf Trump actually thinks. But he did tweet something along the lines that he won the popular vote if you subtract the millions of illegal votes Hillary received. That's a serious allegation, and if true means there's a huge problem with the election process that needs to be investigated and fixed. But he doesn't want to (he just blames the media for not reporting on it) and when others call for a recount in an attempt to get actual evidence there were voting discrepancies he calls it a scam. He just says whatever the fuck and people eat that shit up like its a big fucking bowl of Lucky Charms.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 9, 2016, 11:16 Pigeon
 
AT&T never met a dollar it didn't like.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 8, 2016, 08:54 Pigeon
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 20:50:
Furi, that game looks intense and visually stunning, but it also looks like it has the potential to make me smash my keyboard because of the memorization/movement execution required for each fight.

To the deep sale wishlist it goes!

I got it as one of the free PS+ games, and your assumptions are pretty much right on. As much as I wanted to finish the game, it just wasn't happening. I think the biggest problem was the difference between what my brain told my hands to do, and what actually happened .
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 6, 2016, 13:02 Pigeon
 
A great sentiment until you consider who gets to decide what's fake and what isn't. What really floors me is how obvious a problem such a plan would be, that the words even left her mouth to begin with.

Yes fake news sucks, but rather than create an ethical quagmire to stop it by violating the first amendment, maybe they should exercise some self control and not take advantage of it for their own political purposes. Or better yet embody the kinds of things that run counter to fake news, like not making baseless accusations, not dismissing scientific evidence on the grounds it isn't convenient to your argument, or being able to admit you're wrong when you're wrong. Maybe, just maybe voters will start to mirror that behavior and elections and government won't be such a shit show of who can be the most ignorant.
 
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