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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Apr 6, 2016, 16:20 Pigeon
$1,300 on 68 steam games? The real violation of ethics is not waiting for the sale . The, my kid did it, story is semi-credible, but the other 67 purchases being unauthorized sounds unlikely  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: Butt Pose Apr 6, 2016, 09:46 Pigeon
Lol, now they're just trolling. I love the link showing the inspiration is an actual old school pin-up.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Apr 6, 2016, 08:35 Pigeon
On Saturday, police said Carlos hired Uber driver Corey Robinson in Philadelphia to take him 200 miles to a college in central New York.

This guy drives for a living and couldn't make a 200 mile trip without needing a nap? I hate driving long distances, but even I think that's some weak shit.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2016, 14:45 Pigeon
Kxmode wrote on Apr 4, 2016, 13:34:
@Bodolza - I'm not saying it's bad or good. I'm simply reporting that some restaurants, at least one where I live, are responding to the new law.

There are an amazingly large number of people who will cut their noses off to spite their faces. At this point it would be more honest to call it a protest, but that would imply it's a willful action rather than accounting necessity.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 3, 2016, 12:45 Pigeon
Quboid wrote on Apr 3, 2016, 10:41:
9 'ARGH!' moments most computer users experience very occasionally unless they're complete idiots, plus some nonsense about touchscreens that never happens.

I suppose everyone is a computer user now, but the specific use of the term 'computer user' conjures up thoughts of someone more technically inclined.
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 2, 2016, 18:01 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Apr 2, 2016, 14:15:
This is a weird case for the MPAA to weigh in on. Who are they protecting?


The MPAA's bone of contention on Minnesota's bill is that the person who releases the explicit photos or videos doesn't have to mentally want to harm or humiliate the person in the images.

They give some more noble examples where news outlets have used shocking images of tragic events to spark awareness, but they're most likely to run afoul of the law when an entertainment news show posts pictures of Jennifer Lawrence's side boob, or a telephoto close up of Ryan Reynold's scrotum.

I'm sure there's a way to word the law to protect legitimate news, while forbidding profiteering off the nudity of non-consenting individuals.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 31, 2016, 21:49 Pigeon
gravity wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 21:19:
"Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until 12:01 AM EST on the release date (9/30/2016)."

This is six months away.

Absurdity in motion.

Yeah, what is the point of pre-downloading something so far in advance, particularly when there could be changes the require everything to be re-pre-downloaded.

I did grab the demo and played with it a bit. It looks really nice, but what little battle I tried felt kind of weird, certainly not what I'm used to from an FF game.
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Mar 31, 2016, 18:42 Pigeon
Blue wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 16:24:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 11:43:
He's right PC's are just the worst for playing FPSs on...

I made that a separate post and forgot to take it out of here, so that's what that story disappeared.

Curses, you've foiled my attempt to make sarcastic comments about clueless Microsoft executives. I would be upset, but I'm sure there will be many more opportunities in the future.
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3. Re: etc. Mar 31, 2016, 11:43 Pigeon
He's right PC's are just the worst for playing FPSs on...  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 31, 2016, 11:36 Pigeon
I'll have to check out the demo, I'm happy they made something like that. I have a lot of reservations about the new style of FF games, but I don't want to dismiss it out of hand because of, get off my lawn, reasons.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 31, 2016, 10:11 Pigeon
Capella wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 09:55:
Damn I just bought a 980ti. Should I retun it? Although so far it is freaking amazing!

Depends on how long you want to wait for the 1080 to come out. So far release dates are only rumors, but best bet is late summer/early fall, though I've seen some that think it could happen as early as May. Also the 980ti isn't going to stop being an amazing card when the 1080 comes out.
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News Comments > MS on Win10 App Openness
5. Re: MS on Win10 App Openness Mar 30, 2016, 21:06 Pigeon
Spencer went on to say, "Nobody does app openness better than Microsoft, developers love us. In Windows 10, it's nice can I tell you it is just the best by the way, we're going to have more app openness than anyone else."

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2016, 15:38 Pigeon
MajorD wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 15:09:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 13:17:
Pretty sure you missed the part where I wrote "I feel this is very unfair to those of us who worked at minimum wage jobs but decided to better ourselves by learning a skill and now we have good paying jobs". I have a good paying job. It's a job that requires a certain type of skill not everyone can do. I don't want to be on the same financial level as a burger flipper and lettuce stuffer. It's incredibly insulting. Minimum wage needs to remain minimum wage so people can take a hint and go learn some marketable skills.

Yeah, what happened to the days of minimum wage jobs that you had when you were on summer break, or worked part time during school, that were essentially stepping stones to gain 'work' experience for future skilled/higher paying jobs?

If people want to work minimum wage jobs for the rest of their lives, that is their choice, but just because they don't have the desire and/or drive to excel beyond that, why does that entitle them to wages higher than that of minimum wage?

I think the term 'Land of Opportunity' here in America has certainly become twisted along the way, as it used to mean you had the 'opportunity' to work hard to excel and make a better life for yourself and family, but 'Land of Opportunity' has certainly become misrepresented with entitlement programs.

First of all almost nobody cares about previous work experience unless it's doing exactly what they're looking for. Your summer job flipping burgers means very little to the HR software that categorizes and selects potential applicants. Companies want to spend the least amount of time training as possible. From my experience they would rather leave a position vacant than fill it with someone who, despite having a great work ethic and willingness to learn, is going to need some training to become proficient at the position. This is not the 1960s, businesses are run very differently now. My grandfather, as a high school graduate, worked his way from the ground up to the top at a construction firm. That seems exceedingly rare these days, now you have to get hired somewhere else to advance a career. Work hard at a job and they're just as likely to layoff your coworker and saddle you with the work load.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Way to go California. Mar 29, 2016, 13:39 Pigeon
Beamer wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 13:13:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 13:09:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 11:49:
California raises minimum wage to $15 an hour.

That's awesome, more states need to raise the minimum wage. It can only benefit everyone!

Indeed. The economy runs on money being spent. When more people have money to spend, the economy is healthier and we all make more money.

The problem with a superrich class leaving everyone behind is that they earn more money than they can ever spend. Someone earned $850MM last year. 1 guy, in 1 year, earned more than he can ever spend. If you give 1 guy $850MM he'll spend, what, maybe 20 million of it?

If you give, say, 400 guys $2MM they'll probably spend at least $200MM of it. Probably more. That's a lot more money in the economy, fueling growth, fueling businesses.

That $850MM is the equivalent of 27,500 minimum wage jobs at $15/hr. If you split it that way, you'd probably have $700MM in the economy. Businesses would thrive.

I saw a video a couple days ago basically explaining how Kansas is quickly becoming a shining example of why trickle down economics don't work. Since instituting massive tax cuts for the super rich and businesses Kansas has had massive budget deficits, they've drastically cut social services, including education. They've apparently raised sales taxes in an attempt to stymie the effect, unfortunately sales taxes are a much larger burden on the poor and middle class.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 28, 2016, 16:12 Pigeon
Kxmode wrote on Mar 28, 2016, 15:41:
I'm fine with Nintendo wanting to claim their nextgen console is more powerful than a PS4 as long as they stay in the console realm. No console will ever be more powerful than a PC. #PCMasterRace!

But TEH C100UD!!! Unless a console wants to price itself out of the market or take a huge loss on every unit sold, never going to happen. I do feel like the current generation started out a bit further behind the curve than normal.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 28, 2016, 14:20 Pigeon
More powerful than a mediocre system that's been out for 3 1/2 years? How is that possible!? Granted, even though it should be a given this is Nintendo so I can only assume there a big fat asterisk in there.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2016, 11:54 Pigeon
The only "problem", is the secure page icon by the address bar has a little notification saying "Parts of this page are not secure (such as images)"., when I click on it. It's a problem in that it exists, but seemingly effects nothing. I assume it working as intended.

Using firefox 45.01
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 24, 2016, 16:43 Pigeon
sauron wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 15:02:
The Anandtech article on CPUs is interesting, thanks for posting the link.

They make the point that only 1% of the PC gaming community has the hardware to run VR at the moment, which means anyone trying to make the jump is going to have to shell out for the headset plus the hardware upgrade.

And even of the folks that do have a VR-capable setup, how many are really going to make the jump? I already have the PC hardware and feel absolutely no desire to buy into VR, at least not now.

I feel like they recommended skylake CPUs because NEWER, without really exploring why. Like is an i5 6600k really better than an i5 4690k? The latter is cheaper and clocks higher. And when you're talking about the impact a CPU has on a game that's pretty minuscule. The difference between the $260 i5-6600K and the $370 i7-6700k was 2.7 FPS. I don't necessarily disagree with their choices, but I'd like to see a bit more reasoning and fleshed out benchmarks.

Agree about the VR thing, price is going to be a huge roadblock for a lot of people. Hell I want to upgrade to a (nice) 1440p monitor, but new video card + monitor is going to hit me for $6-700. When I think about a rift, with the unit itself being $600 and then at least another $300 for a card I don't see be a handful of people going for that. I also highly suspect a 970 or 390 isn't going to cut it when comes to keeping a 2560x1200 game near 90FPS.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 24, 2016, 15:29 Pigeon
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 13:40:
It's a smart move by Sony.

Think about it this way.. there's no way they would fragment their playerbase with a better performing (for games) model of the PS4.. but adding the ability to play 4K Blu-Rays and stream 4k content to devices and include higher bandwidth ports and options for doing so, will create a higher-end SKU that their more financially endowed customers will buy up quickly, and that someone with a failing PS4 may consider going with instead of getting a base model instead.

I highly doubt this will mean gaming in higher resolutions or better framerates than the current model, as this would only piss off the existing userbase, so just catering to the 4K standard thats becoming more widely adopted for a format they essentially created (blu-ray) while adding more options for that content to be delivered seems to be a no-brainer.

They'd also need a serious video card to do games at 4k. I don't see them packing a Fury X and corresponding power supply into a PS4 unit.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 23, 2016, 23:05 Pigeon
Their only defense is to probably say she shouldn't have had pornographic material in the school in the first place. I won't be surprised if she wins, blaming the victim doesn't normally go over well.  
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