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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 28, 2014, 15:31 Pigeon
I picked up a 500GB drive for just under $200 recently. The jump from mechanical to solid state is probably one of the biggest performance increases I've experienced in a long time.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Dec 28, 2014, 10:48 Pigeon
Not surprising about Game of Thrones. Access to current episodes is still behind two pay walls, TV service and HBO, and the Blu-rays are $35+ a season. Maybe when they make HBO-GO standalone they'll see the piracy levels drop.  
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News Comments > On Sale
16. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2014, 10:01 Pigeon
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 08:54:
This is probably the worst Steam sale ever. Most of the titles which have a big sale are meh, only cutting 33% is a terrible sales point (unless this is a front page bug), Rage has so far been the 'best' title to come out of their community vote sale, and you can generally find the games which are/will be on sale cheaper elsewhere.

Thumbs down.

Yeah so far I've not been wholly impressed this year. I think in some ways the new layout of steam doesn't lend it's self as well to highlighting but a few sales items. Most of the games I'm interested in were just released so I don't see them getting any deep discounts, and it was a slow summer for good game releases.

I can't say I'm too upset though, I have a ton of games from previous sales I've yet to play, so the less I'm tempted to buy more the better
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Dec 22, 2014, 11:25 Pigeon
The math used to predict its future location all checks out apparently, according to smart people on Reddit.

I think that will be my new favorite thing to say.
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 21, 2014, 13:26 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 12:17:
Apparently they were under the seat, which is an odd location. These things should probably be thought out a bit better, since the same thing has happened many times. Yeah, humans are dumb, but being dumb shouldn't be a death penalty.

Are you talking about the manual locks on the Mazda3 in the story? According to the linked story the manual locks are where they normally are in a car, right next to the handle. I have a 6 (which is very similar to the new 3s) and the manual locks are easy to find if you've used a car in the last 20 years.

You're right being dumb shouldn't be a death penalty, but no matter how much you try to fool-proof something there will always be someone who dumb enough to "find" a way around it.

Frankly the amount of things going on in this story is so stupid I find it suspicious. I suppose they could have been drunk, high or on something else or had locked the doors while making out and manged to run the battery dead by having the radio or something on. Still there was enough electricity to honk the horn, there should have been enough to turn on an interior light and/or use the auto-locks. Also they couldn't break the window with a tire iron? I know car glass is strong, but unless you've got the arm strength of an infant you should be able to break the glass if you beat on it enough.

Maybe my brain is just rejecting that someone could be this dumb, so it has decided they must have had some ill conceived plot to try and get money from Mazda.
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 21, 2014, 00:00 Pigeon
"Once I found out how simple it was to unlock it I kicked myself that I did not find the way out," Smith is quoted as having said. The Times also says that since going to the media with their story, the couple has been contacted by "about five" other people who have had "similar keyless-car experiences."

Maybe they can all get together and start a New Zealand key-less car survivor club and have a convention. Then they can all die a tragic death when everyone get's locked in the stair well of an Auckland Marriott.
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 19, 2014, 21:55 Pigeon
Titan-fall a top 10? I was under the impression it was a big rock that didn't make much of a splash.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 18, 2014, 15:34 Pigeon
How nice of Comcast... Did Roku not pay enough tribute unto Caesar previously?  
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Sale Begins
7. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Begins Dec 18, 2014, 14:08 Pigeon
I doubt I'll pick much up for this, still have a lot from summer sale sitting un-played. If I were less of a perfectionist I could get through things much much faster.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 16, 2014, 08:47 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 00:28:
NamecaF wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 22:49:
What about Comcast?

From the article:
the cable giant's anti-competitive behavior in the Philadelphia area resulted in the company overcharging users to the tune of more than $875 million. The case has stumbled around the courts for several years now, though Comcast recently agreed to pay $50 million to settle the suit.
That's a good racket they've got going. And that's just the Philly region. I imagine they've made billions with these practices.

Overcharged $875 million pays $50 million in fines, wow if only that worked with other crimes. Rob a bank, return 6% of what you stole and walk away a free man.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 15, 2014, 12:55 Pigeon
Narf2029 wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 12:40:
It's funny that the transparency of the internet age has just made politicians blatantly corrupt instead of skulking around in the shadows. Still just as corrupt, if not more so, but the proof is literally all around us and the overwhelming majority of people simply don't care. This is a country where nobody likes a guy and nobody has liked him for 20 years yet he's been in the House of Representatives for 18 of those 20 years.

Unfortunately people make rhetoric informed decisions when voting instead of behavior informed.
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 13, 2014, 15:14 Pigeon
1badmf wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 14:48:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 13:00:
It's funny that the other day the MPAA totally pissed Google off when Google was actually trying to help them.

typical no-talent hacks trying to justify their jobs. their brains don't have the processing power to comprehend the whole picture so they get lost in the minutiae and have no clue about what they're doing to us as a society. but that's been the entertainment industry's problem for a long time. they've been so used to staggering profits that their greed has essentially become unlimited, and they don't care who they squash in the course of chasing it whether it be innocent mistakes or the rights of a whole country. i'm pretty sure if left unchecked by the likes of google, they'd happily turn this into a police state where piracy became a capital crime.

Google's mistake was thinking a solution that negatively impacted people's ability to search for pirated material while making it easier for customers to find legitimate sources would please the MPAA.

In MPAA logic all customers are pirates, and should be treated like criminals. Google should have require everyone to sign in with an always-on DRM that linked directly to filthy customer pirates checking accounts, and any time they viewed a clip, read a review or searched for a movie they would be charged a fee. Actually watching a movie would incur a $1 per-minute charge, with HD (720p) costing extra.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2014, 13:50 Pigeon
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 10:48:
That honking the horn garbage makes my blood pressure rise. EVERYONE has a cell phone, some more than 1 - yet for some stupid reason, neanderthals feel the need to use the horn on their vehicle. Lazy inconsiderate bastards....

It happened all the time where I used to live and people would just lay on the horn too. Of course there were a host of other scuzzy low life behaviors going on too.
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 09:34 Pigeon
What a ridiculous piece of crap. If they're going to complain about GTA V's over the top violence complain about the whole thing. You can do whatever you want with innocent faceless civilians, but don't hurt the prostitutes T.T. I get what he's saying, but it just seems absurd to single out that one aspect of the game out of all the other horrible things you can do. I would have more respect for this article if the Author just said, 'hey maybe we shouldn't be glorifying violence to this extent, because X,Y and Z'.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2014, 11:46 Pigeon
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 11:15:
No, the reason OPEC didn't cut production is because foreign oil production has been increasing - fracking, etc.- and had they cut production then other markets would have picked up the slack leaving them out in the cold. So it's better for them to depress prices in the short term, as they're playing this as the long game. Do not doubt those prices will increase again, and sooner rather than later.

Even now, gas finally broke less than a buck a liter here - currently the cheapest at Costco at 94.4 cents - and while that's super and all, fact is we're still getting screwed on the price. It should really be about 35 cents a liter.

This is the explanation I've heard from people I know in the industry, and they aren't particularly happy with the lower prices. Further more the lower prices are also hurting US oil production as our current boom is due to our large deposits of shale oil. Shale oil is more expensive to produce so lower prices make it a riskier prospect.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 11, 2014, 10:05 Pigeon
As it was not mentioned in the article, is the rating actually inconsistent with how the MPAA tends to rate films? Is there an actual conspiracy, or are people just upset a film they feel is important is rated R, and therefore less accessible?

Still Kudos for the theater, the ratings are just suggestions and they are well within their rights not to follow those suggestions.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 11, 2014, 08:48 Pigeon

How dare people find a way to pay money for Sony's products!!!
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 8, 2014, 11:28 Pigeon
Comcast repeatedly claiming that because Netflix itself is so large, they have no room to criticize the cable giant.

First off Netflix is not Comcast big, secondly they're 'large' because they offer a good product at a price people find reasonable. Comcast is large because they've carved out territories where consumers have little choice over who they choose as an ISP.

I can get Hulu, Amazon Prime, and/or Netflix, but if I want internet my choice is Comcast or very slow AT&T DSL.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2014, 09:57 Pigeon
I've not used it in years, but it's also a pretty decent seasoning for meats. I mainly used it on chicken I grilled for stuff like salads or quesadillas.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 3, 2014, 09:48 Pigeon
How do you get 100 Terabytes of data from someone without them noticing?

I feel bad for the employees, especially the people on the lower end of the pay scale. Hopefully Sony offers them assistance with helping to secure their identities. On second thought, in light of Sony's apparent inability to secure it's own data maybe they don't want their help or that of anyone Sony might hire.
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