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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 27, 2016, 13:15 Pigeon
 
Apple Watch: large awkward and inelegant for a watch, small awkward and clumsy for a phone.  
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News Comments > New AMD Drivers
3. Re: New AMD Drivers Apr 26, 2016, 15:31 Pigeon
 
WaltC wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 15:09:
Rigs wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 14:24:
The check for software updates feature in Radeon Settings may not find the latest available update.

Finally! It seems a minor thing but I could never get it to update through the app, I always had to download manually...


=-Rigs-=

Know what you mean...;) But I would rather do it manually because I've seen many foul ups with so-called "automatic" upgrade systems on numerous devices...not just GPUs.

I can't find where to turn it off . I've seen some suggestions that the feature has to be opted out of during installation.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Apr 23, 2016, 18:16 Pigeon
 
I'm curious if these sites blocking ad-blockers have had a significant reduction in traffic. A real catch-22 for them if it has. They need people to see the ads for revenue, but if people just stop visiting the site they're not going to see ads anyways. Of course if ad companies made their ads safer and less intrusive this wouldn't be such a problem to begin with.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
8. Re: Evening Interviews Apr 22, 2016, 08:54 Pigeon
 
Nuhauser wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 02:42:
Creston wrote on Apr 22, 2016, 00:13:
He says about 1900 times how horrifically they failed on Titan, but never actually explains a single word about WHY it failed. What about it was a failure?

That story would be interesting. This article/video has absolutely nothing to do with it though, just more Oversnatch hype. I get the feeling they are very embarrassed about Titan, as in looking back at it they can only say "What the fuck were we thinking?"

Unless they thought we were under the impression they cancelled what would have been major company defining success, they said nothing we didn't already know. Did it suffer from over management, a creative team that couldn't pick a definable direction? That would be a story; Kaplan saying, "We messed up guys, we messed up bad." isn't.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 19, 2016, 16:08 Pigeon
 
wtf_man wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 15:11:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 19, 2016, 14:46:
Got to say, it's no surprise with quality shows like House Of Cards and Daredevil on Netflix. Had my netflix account since 2008 (it used to suck) but now it's pretty much the future.

Looking forward to more of their future shows.

Actually, I'm thinking about cancelling because their non-in-house library is starting to suck. It seems to get worse every year, and I cord cut in 2007.

I noticed some shows went to Hulu (owned by Disney/ABC, Comcast/NBC, and FOX), where you get commercials with a subscription fee or pay extra for no commercials. Also some networks are trying to push their own services, like the BBC, and pulling their content. Netflix has been in the very precarious position of being very successful providing content from other companies that don't really have a vested interest in Netflix being successful. I assume that's why Netflix is pushing hard with the original content.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 16, 2016, 13:54 Pigeon
 
Fantaz wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 13:50:
it would probably be silly to buy a new video card at this point now with the new ones coming out really soon (Pascal, etc.)

Even if you don't care about having the latest tech, once pascal comes out there will likely be some deep discounts on the 970 and 980(ti).
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 15, 2016, 15:44 Pigeon
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 14:15:
I don't get how others even notice other people texting, it's silent and the light is inconsequential. Seems like angry transit guy while others talk on their phones, they stew. Focus on your life.

In a dark room where the only source of light is supposed to be the screen, it's very distracting. Part of life is being aware of the environment around you, your impact on it and its impact on you, so I'd say it's the texters that need to focus on life.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 15, 2016, 12:33 Pigeon
 
Zoopster wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 12:21:
I don't even know why an explanation is needed. If you text during a movie, you're a douche. Period.

I just find it amazing people can't go without using their phone for 2 hours. I'd say it's because I remember when cellphones were not ubiquitous and everything was just fine, but there are plenty of people older than I who seem completely unable to put their phone down. I've never been to an Alamo draft house, but I certainly appreciate their firm stance on this issue. Though there needs to be a broader effort toward the movement of, 'stop being a self centered douche and have some consideration for those around you.'
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY IX on PC
24. Re: FINAL FANTASY IX on PC Apr 14, 2016, 22:33 Pigeon
 
MattyC wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 13:49:
Pigeon wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 13:36:
FF VIII: Maybe I'll come back to this one some day, but I was so bored I found I had to force myself to play it. Best thing about it was the card game because it was more enjoyable than the actual game.

Was it the draw system? If so, I can completely understand. Squall was an extreme emo kid, but I could look past that for the combat and the remainder of the story. That draw system though? I have no idea who OK'd that. For me though it still goes:

'3/6', 7, and Tactics (all more or less equal)
9
GBA Tactics, Tactics A2, and 8
Andddd then all the rest.

Yeah the draw system was one of the things. It's been awhile since I played so I can't remember everything that bugged me, but it kept me from getting into it.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY IX on PC
9. Re: FINAL FANTASY IX on PC Apr 14, 2016, 13:36 Pigeon
 
MattyC wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 13:06:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 12:54:
Well I never played it and many people say it was substantially the best FF game... we'll see.

While I think the stories and villains were perhaps better in 3/6 and 7, I would agree that in many way s 9 was superior. The return to the 4 team combat was a welcome change, VIVI was an awesome character that brought back great memories for most, and it just had a generally solid combat system.

At the end of the day 7 still wins me over for the materia system (and the customization options it brought), story, and music. That said, 9's soundtrack was no joke.

Ranking the FF games I've played Most to least favorite

  • FF VI: The first one I played in the series and I'm sure that influences it's ranking in my mind, but I really love so much about this. too much to list actually. Which is why I can't say how disappointed I am it got the fugly vision port for PC instead of a true remake like FF IV

  • FF IV: Great story, all the characters have a completly unique role and it received the best overhual/remake of any of the FF's with its Nintendo DS version. Also, Spoony Bard is a classic.

  • FF VII: Introduced FMVs to the series and amazing summon animations. A bit easier than I'd like (except ruby and emerald) but great story and characters. Hope the remake doesn't ruin what made the game play fun

  • FF IX: Never finished, but really enjoyed it. Looking forward to grabbing this today

  • FF V: While there are things I like about job systems, mostly I hate them. That said this one was enjoyable if I ignore that aspect.

  • FF III: Same as above only not as good of a game

  • FF VIII: Maybe I'll come back to this one some day, but I was so bored I found I had to force myself to play it. Best thing about it was the card game because it was more enjoyable than the actual game.
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    News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
    1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 14, 2016, 11:18 Pigeon
     
    I've played on private servers for other games before, so it's not as though I don't understand the allure, beyond playing for free, but I can't say I ever felt righteously entitled to play. What they were doing was illegal and they should be happy they got away with it for as long as they did. Now ideally Blizzard would see there's a market for this sort of thing and be willing to license out to these niche markets. They get more customers, and people get to play a version they want.  
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    News Comments > FINAL FANTASY IX on PC
    3. Re: FINAL FANTASY IX on PC Apr 14, 2016, 10:50 Pigeon
     
    MattyC wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 10:23:
    I liked 9, not as much as '6' or 7, but I liked the game (and it had some great music). They did a great job with the models, but that just makes it clash with the backgrounds that much more. Reminds me very much of the FF Type Zero remake, tons of work done on some models jarring with the rest.

    I guess if you never got to play 9 then I would still say go for it, but for anyone who has already played the game? Eh, not seeing it...

    I tried emulating it a few times and generally enjoyed it. It felt/played more like I think a FF should be, but there were problems so I never finished, maybe got to the 2nd disk. I'll probably pick this up when I get off work. I've seen a few angry steam posts bitching about the UI, complaining it's a direct port from the android version. I'd probably prefer the PSX UI, but what I've seen so far the PC's version is fine. Maybe by the time I get around to actually playing it a mod will be out.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 13, 2016, 10:27 Pigeon
     
    The RIAA wants more money for the studios WAT?!?!

    “If we had a system where once a song was taken down, you had a filtering system that prevented it from going back up, we wouldn’t have to be sending hundreds of millions of notices on the same content over and over again,” Sherman notes.

    Which I'm sure is not easy, if at all possible, to implement effectively.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
    1. Re: Exploding tech Apr 13, 2016, 08:15 Pigeon
     
    If it were a daily double I would have wagered it all on crappy Chinese made batteries, and it would have paid off.  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2016, 18:22 Pigeon
     
    As usual great segment by John Oliver. Nothing like having companies generate reports about you that you're not allowed to see, but can have an extremely negative impact on your life. At least the The Fair Credit Reporting Act gives people a chance. But there's information they won't give, like credit scores. Also every time I try to run a free report at least one of them doesn't work. Background checks need to be next for reforming. It sounds like they're about a thorough in weeding out false positives as debt collectors or Republicans trying to purge voter registrations.  
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    News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
    9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 12, 2016, 08:23 Pigeon
     
    Creston wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 23:55:
    Saboth wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 21:37:
    Websites are yelling at viewers/customers about adblockers, when they need to be yelling at the advertisers. Make the ads uniform, unobtrusive, 100% safe and I'll turn the adblocker off. Until then, you can post up the "turn off your adblocker if you want to view this site" all you want, I'll just not visit your site (used to go to Wired all the time, never visit now, as one example).

    Yep, agree fully. Bitching at your customers is never the answer, but that's a truth that apparently hasn't sunk in yet with a large number of website owners. I'm not going to open up my computer to shitloads of potential attack vectors just because you're too lazy to figure out a better business model.


    I'd be interested to know how many people actually turn off their ad-blockers for those sites as opposed to stop visiting. I've noticed a few hardware review sites use ad-blockers as well, which those seem to be a dime a dozen, and I can't help but think their viewership has dropped significantly.

    EDIT: Also speaking of exploitable shit websites uses, adobe flash needs to go away.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2016, 17:56 Pigeon
     
    That'll teach them to buy a Monsanto GMO dog. Sure the octopus genes keep the fleas and ticks away, but this is the cost of messing with things we don't understand. Nature finds a way.  
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    1. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 11:15 Pigeon
     
    Google has quietly dropped that free tier in Kansas City, its first Fiber area, and has replaced it with a 100Mbps option that costs $50 per month

    Less than what I pay for half the speed. Still it would be nice if companies offered a true budget option. Internet access is essential for functioning in modern society; a low tier option for $10 or $15 so they can access email from their home, job search or have easier access to social services would seem like a pertinent thing for them to offer.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2016, 18:07 Pigeon
     
    The FDA has asked antibacterial soap makers to send in data showing that their soaps beat out regular soaps at keeping people germ-free and healthy. The agency expects to announce this September whether the submitted data pass muster. If they don't, the companies that make up the $5.5 billion soap market may be forced to ditch the chemicals entirely.

    I'm sure that will be the most unbiased data ever... When I think about it, they really don't lose much if nobody can sell antimicrobial soap commercially. It's a useless selling point, like those godawful microbeads were. Since almost everyone was selling antimicrobial soap it's not like it removes a tremendous advantage from any one company.
     
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    News Comments > etc.
    2. Re: etc. Apr 10, 2016, 12:10 Pigeon
     
    "The Microsoft thing was interesting," said McCormack... "At that early stage they were completely naive about the games industry.

    And they still are!*BA DUM tssh*.
     
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