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News Comments > CIG's Star Citizen Rebuttal to Crytek

9. Re: CIG's Star Citizen Rebuttal to Crytek Jan 19, 2020, 17:15 Kxmode
 
Looks like a case from the Law Offices of Bicker, Back & Forthe.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

31. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2020, 23:05 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2020, 17:46:
No Human is illegal.
Quit using that term, it is ignorant and wrong.

"Illegal" doesn't describe the person. It's an adjective to describe the individual's current legal status in the nation they dwell. In a country of laws you're either a legal or an illegal resident; there's nothing in between. I chose to use it because that's precisely what it meant in the context of my post. It's not ignorant and it is certainly not wrong to use. If you're offended by it, then that's your problem.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2020, 17:51 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2020, 17:20:
Boeing addresses new 737 MAX software issue that could keep plane grounded longer.

The gift that keeps on giving taking.

FTFY
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2020, 17:29 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2020, 06:59:
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We're a small, poor country that can't afford to pay for healthcare for all.

Oh, wait, that's not right. We spend more per capita than any other nation with worse outcomes. So there's plenty of money, we're just incredibly wasteful with it. As someone who works in healthcare, I've seen this first hand.

Well, technically, we do, in some form or another. Whenever low income and illegal individuals and families visit the ER, the hospital typically figures out how to make the cost affordable. Some hospitals push the expense to their paying member in the form of higher annualized rates. Other hospitals may reduce a bill consisting of thousands or tens of thousands to a reasonable amount and on a payment plan. My hospital, Dignity (formerly Mercy), once assisted while I was on the high-end spectrum of low income. I went in for hernia surgery and thought my insurance covered it. They didn't, even though the individual I spoke with before the surgery assured me my insurance should cover it. The bill came out to 35 thousand and change. I went to Dignity's financial assistance department, and they reviewed my case and the misunderstanding I had with my insurance provider. After an hour or two, the lady absolved 95% leaving me with $1,750 that they put on a payment pay for $100 per month that I eventually paid off. Now that I make a significant more, I choose the best insurance plan that includes Dignity hospitals as a way to pay it forward to another individual or family in a similar situation as mine all those years ago.
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Won't Prevent Crunch

27. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 18, 2020, 17:06 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 21:53:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 21:23:
The Magician wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 19:47:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 18:41:

Everyone take a shot every time you see the F-word. Innocent

Sorry, I'm pretty passionate about devs not being treated like slaves, 40-50 hours a week like everyone else does should be perfectly doable.

I can agree with that. I put in 50-70 hour weeks as one of only two programmers on a large eCommerce platform. It's too much work and we're spread out too thin trying to keep up. There's no sense that they'll bring on another resource to assist.
As long as you keep working 70 hours a week, why would they?

I wrote "I put in 50-70 hour weeks." In other words, I'm not working 70 hours every week. Is it too much to ask for better comprehension?
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Shakeup to Improve Gaming Experience

6. Re: Ubisoft Shakeup to Improve Gaming Experience Jan 18, 2020, 17:00 Kxmode
 
I can't say much about Division 2, but Breakpoint failed not because of editorial content. It failed because of rampant bugs, lackluster gameplay, and egregious and P2W micro-transactions. Spreading editorial's responsibilities does nothing more than fragment the game's focus.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Won't Prevent Crunch

19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2020, 21:23 Kxmode
 
The Magician wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 19:47:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 18:41:

Everyone take a shot every time you see the F-word. Innocent

Sorry, I'm pretty passionate about devs not being treated like slaves, 40-50 hours a week like everyone else does should be perfectly doable.

I can agree with that. I put in 50-70 hour weeks as one of only two programmers on a large eCommerce platform. It's too much work and we're spread out too thin trying to keep up. There's no sense that they'll bring on another resource to assist.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 21:14 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 19:31:
The only time I been at an ER for myself was on a Dec. 26th. Great time to go, not many people there....

If only medical emergencies could be scheduled.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

36. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 19:02 Kxmode
 
phinn wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 14:11:
I’ve installed Windows 10 1909 off their USB installer tool on a couple of new builds and it runs great. No idea why people complain about it, runs very fast and stable.

I upgraded a couple of months after release. Only ever had one BSOD, and that was Nvidia's bad that they quickly fixed. The 64-bit version of 10 is by far the most stable version of Windows I've used.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 18:44 Kxmode
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 18:39:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 16:34:
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It all depends on the ER when Triage takes place. I have been in some ERs where there is no Triage nurse in sight even with the face filled.

There was no triage nurse at the ER I went to. Literally just one nurse handling 75 patients. I get the sense that they prioritized people based on whether they have insurance. One family was there for five hours, twice as long as me. I saw a bunch of people sleeping in their chairs.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Won't Prevent Crunch

16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2020, 18:41 Kxmode
 
The Magician wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 17:03:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 14:58:
While nobody wants to crunch.... and crunch shouldn't be planned.... and it does show bad planning....

There's a difference between constant crunch and wrap-up crunch.

.... 5 months of crunch time, most likely. This means they fucked up, and fucked up big, and are going to continue fucking up for that 5 months, because if you have to do that, you're fucking up.

With the absolute garbage quality of most software that is turning out these days, this bullshit is inexcusable.

Developers are not an infinite resource, and they are *HUMAN*. You can't treat them like this.
Well, you can, but the results are .. well, we see the results in all the shit software we use, and the number of game devs that burn out of the industry completely.


Everyone take a shot every time you see the F-word. Innocent
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Won't Prevent Crunch

15. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Won't Prevent Crunch Jan 17, 2020, 18:38 Kxmode
 
Cyberpunk 2077 Delay Won't Prevent Crunching into Taco Bell's new Deluxe Taco XXL Cruchador*! I can't wait to crunch into one of those!

*it's not a real product
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

16. Re: Tardigrades Can Survive In Space, But They Have One Surprising Weakness Jan 17, 2020, 18:29 Kxmode
 
Science confirms: Heat can now kill anything. In other news, grass is green.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 18:28 Kxmode
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 17:23:
Let's break it down:

Movies

The original cast
ST: TMP - crap. Boring crap at that.
ST: WoK- Awesome. The greatest of the original cast movies.
ST: SS - meh. Fans are pissed off that Spock died, as Nimoy wanted, so now we have to bring him back with mystical mumbo jumbo.
ST: WHALES! - Absolute crap.
ST: FF - Let's try to be shittier than the movie about whales!
ST: UC - Very good but not as great as WoK.

The Next Generation
ST: G - Shatner needs to get paid and we gotta shoehorn a handover somehow.
ST: FC - The best of all the TNG movies.
ST: I - Shouldn't have this been an episode? Holy fuck this movie is terrible. Magic space dust makes us all immortal! Let's pilot the Enterprise with a Thrustmaster joystick! PEW PEW PEW!
ST: N - Wait..what...how did this fanfic make it in to a script? Also, we've spent literal decades world building that the Romulans were the greatest intelligence gathering organization in the galaxy but...YOLO SWAG! Fuck 'em, coup time!


I chuckled. Here's the Reboot reviews

ST: JJ Abrams makes the most Star Wars Star Trek movie ever
ST ID: NOT KKKHHAAAANNNNNNN
ST B: I can't stand it. Did you plan it?!

BOP can you do a Star Wars breakdown?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 18:20 Kxmode
 
Apparently, people driving into poles and killing themselves has become a concern of SMUD (local electric grid) that they've started a marketing campaign. The opening words on that webpage reads, "Steer clear of the poles." I guess the thought of death isn't enough of an incentive not to drive into them.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate 3 Teasing Something for Next Month

8. Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Teasing Something for Next Month Jan 17, 2020, 18:15 Kxmode
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 17:58:
I hope it has loot boxes!

It's an RPG. It will have lots of them! Of course, around these parts we call them chests.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 16:34 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 15:56:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 15:36:
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1. Humans aren’t illegal.
2. I doubt you’re low-income and yet you were in the ER.

The first stop is triage where a medical professional prioritizes each patient's condition into one of three general categories:

  • Immediately life threatening

  • Urgent, but not necessarily immediately life threatening

  • Less urgent

  • 1. I wrote "not legal citizens" as in not a legal resident of the nation in which they reside. Stop twisting my words into some other meaning.
    2. Outside of privately owned Urgent Care centers, an ER is the only option to go when a condition that you think to be or is an emergency. In other words, I can't see my primary care doctor. So yes, that's why I was in the ER.
    3. The article states the hospital didn't deem her condition "immediately life-threatening" even though the Xrays detected an enlarged heart. Once found, the doctor should have checked her in right-away and prioritized her health.
     
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    8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2020, 15:36 Kxmode
     
    A woman left the ER to find another hospital after a long wait. Two hours later, she was dead

    After waiting more than two hours, the 25-year-old left and went to seek help at an urgent care, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner said in a report. She collapsed by her car as soon as she arrived at the urgent care, and was pronounced dead not long after.

    Her family wants to know why it took so long for her to get medical help.

    "I really don't think they cared about my daughter," her mother, Yolanda Ward, told CNN affiliate WDJT. "She should not have been waiting out there that long."

    I have the best medical care my job provides, and yet I once went to the ER because I was experiencing numbness in my forearm and bicep. I waited an hour and a half to see a doctor, and then another two and a half hours to sign out. There are two reasons why it took so long. First, the vast majority of people in the ER were low-income individuals and families — likely many who are not legal citizens. Second, only one doctor was handling a caseload of 75 patients. I remember the number when another doctor asked her; she was overwhelmed. Ms. Ward likely encountered a similar issue with that ER. The hospital is partly to blame for not having adequate staff to handle their load. There's also the problem of low-income and illegal residents using area ERs because no other options for health care exist. In any event, a bad situation all around. Real sorry for her family's loss.
     
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    News Comments > Baldur's Gate 3 Teasing Something for Next Month

    4. Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Teasing Something for Next Month Jan 17, 2020, 15:02 Kxmode
     
    verybad1 wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 13:50:
    I think I'll get a T-Shirt because the hot chicks will love it!

    That would be mindflayingly awesome.
     
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    News Comments > Get Horace for Free

    8. Re: Get Horace for Free Jan 17, 2020, 14:28 Kxmode
     
    RedEye9 wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 08:46:
    fawker wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 07:21:
    Let's complain about a free game because Epic.
    welcome to bluesnews.


    Almost forgot....

    Grabbed it!

    You're nothing if not consistent
     
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