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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 8, 2015, 09:47  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 09:44:
You'd think Bobby Jindal would take aim at his polling numbers...


That's what I assume this is actually about.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2015, 08:30  Blue 
 
NotOneOfUs wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 01:27:
So yeah, no online multiplayer yet. Actually the game feels like Rock Band 4: Early Access Edition.

That made sound harsh, but there's a good chunk of missing things. I'm content with what I got, but then I'm a huge Rock Band whore. Apparently a good amount will be coming in patches over the next few months, but damn.

Yeah, it just all has such a shoestring feel to it that I decided I want to wait for this to become the game I want before buying it, rather than taking it on faith.

That said, I may yet cave... I can feel the possibility within myself even as I write these words.
 
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News Comments > CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit
190. Re: CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit Oct 6, 2015, 09:04  Blue 
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 02:55:
Blue as a member of media, if you don't mind sharing, what do you think about Escapist's decision as it pertains to journalism and freedom of the press?

I think it's important for journalists to be as accurate as possible and to stand tall against such legal threats when they have followed proper protocols. Presuming they have satisfied the first part, the second part naturally follows.

I also think CIG has gone full-on Streisand effect here with the legal threats, but I guess a developer's perspective on that would be more relevant.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2015, 19:45  Blue 
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 19:44:
Also, I've been assured that Matt Damon's character does not encounter a cobra-like Martian alien, try to befriend it, and have it kill him by slithering down his throat.

Spoiler!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Oct 3, 2015, 10:43  Blue 
 
RoboNerd wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 09:43:
Rhialto wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 20:19:
I protest, please Blue link to his YouTube video!

I second the motion...

I'll post the email reply I sent Rhialto about this:

Relax, nobody is stealing anything, Videosift embedded his video. There is nothing about this that cheats him out of views or revenue.

VideoSift is doing him a favor by spreading his reach, and that is where I spotted the video, so they deserve their link too.

You can read about this here:

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/132596?hl=en

"Only YouTube and the video owner will earn revenue from ads on embedded videos; the site owner where the video is embedded will not earn a share. You can track earnings for embedded videos in AdSense, as you would for videos earning revenue on YouTube.com."
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
183. Re: The End is Near for SC and CIG scam Oct 1, 2015, 17:37  Blue 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 17:32:
escapistmagazine.com articles view video-games features 14715-CIG-Employees-Talk-Star-Citizen-and-the-State-of-the-Company

for every space put a / , I have not figured out the wizardry for posting long urls unless it's like this http://bit.ly/1JGDSxA

Behold my wizardry!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
117. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 17:43  Blue 
 
Zor wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 17:09:
Sad to see a post this disingenuous here... of course it would be posted in the most sensational, anti-CIG, anti-SC way possible. *sigh*

Disingenuous?

You make me want to actually write up a sample of this in a "sensational, anti-CIG, anti-SC way" just so you can see how neutral it actually is.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Gets $2M in Funding
7. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Gets $2M in Funding Sep 30, 2015, 15:38  Blue 
 
Darks wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 14:04:
Dang Blues, you stiffed me on the prop for sending you the news on this.

This was a press release from Larian. Thank you though.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
7. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 09:09  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 09:03:
You're enjoying this, aren't you, Blue?

I guess I understand how you could think that being appealing for clickbait and such, but it's really the opposite. I loved the first two Wing Commander games so much that I would love a modernized version of them. Also, I think if this project collapses on itself as some think, it will be a blow to PC gaming in general, space sims in particular, and could poison the waters for future large-scale projects on Kickstarter.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2015, 07:29  Blue 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 07:05:
Does anyone know why the Pigskins Pick'em page is showing dashes through the week 2 result?

Everyone's worst week is discarded.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
123. Re: Op Ed Sep 28, 2015, 11:34  Blue 
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 28, 2015, 10:48:
Derek Smart whining about a game taking too long and underdelivering is classic projection when you look at the shit he peddles. Here's a reminder in case anyone is unaware of how shit Derek Smart's games are. He is the least credible person in the industry to criticise Star Citizen and it's disappointing that Blue is giving him attention.

It's no surprise to see it was Kxmode who linked to the article, given his zealotic hatred of the game. Apparently he has nothing better to do with his life than bash the game - I almost pity him that this is the only thing that brings him enjoyment. At least with Derek Smart it's an egotistical attempt to get more attention and sales for his game - he's an asshat but he doesn't pretend to be anything but.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2015, 10:09  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 09:50:
I've watched the sunfish video at least 5 times now, and it never gets old. Reminds me of the old Adam Sandler albums and the accents he'd do...

Coworker and I both had tears running down the face yesterday, we were laughing so hard...

If I watch it again I want to catalog everything he identified it as along the way (sea turtle, baby whale, tuna, flounder, etc.). I also love how he alternates between saying they should try to help it and they should try to kill it and get rich.

Also, is the name of their boat actually the "Sea Bro?" It just gets better and better.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Florida Man Sep 23, 2015, 16:01  Blue 
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 15:28:
TheLeech wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 10:03:
Is it news if it happened 11 years ago?

Hmm, now I'm all curious.

It was a story about a puppy managing to shoot the guy who was trying to shoot some puppies. The Register linked it, and I got it from them not noticing it was old. They've pulled their story now too.

My eventual recollection that this may have been posted here at the time turns out to have
been accurate. The CNN story I linked at the time is gone, but The Register's link was to this AP story which is still online.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2015, 13:01  Blue 
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 11:45:
Um, Blue.

I'm sometimes getting pretty weird ads from your site. A hidden ad that blasts speech at high volume and another add that tries to send me to some other site with a popup. I feel like I'm on a pirate website.

I apologize. Such problems stem from a service being used here that allows ads to be sold at auction. The good news is that this has increased the rate they draw, but the bad news is it is being glitchy.

As you can probably see, there's nothing shady about the products and services being sold, but there is something odd going on where ads refresh themselves and sometimes play sound. I am assured that these problems have been mostly worked out, and are in the midst of being eradicated for good.

I am sorry for any problems you are still encountering as these issues are being dealt with. I hope you can be patient if it happens again, and if I can further impose, I'm told it can help accelerate clearing things up if we can offer specifics on what ads are misbehaving, either by identifying the product, or the URL the ad points to.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Florida Man Sep 23, 2015, 10:07  Blue 
 
TheLeech wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 10:03:
Is it news if it happened 11 years ago?

I missed that... Not sure why the Register just posted that. I pulled the link. Now that you mention it, I'm pretty sure it was mentioned here at the time, too.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2015, 13:02  Blue 
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 22, 2015, 12:59:
Hey Blue,

How do you handle connectivity issues? Do you tether to your phone? Do you grab a laptop and go to Starbucks? I have to work from home sometimes, so I'm curious how you handle it.

Well as my update impies, I usually don't experience them. In this case I probably would have indeed tethered my phone if the problem persisted, but thankfully it didn't come to that.

I used to have two ISPs to cover emergencies, but after I went a couple of years without needing a backup, I dropped one of them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 21, 2015, 08:19  Blue 
 
Krovven wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 22:36:
Anyone getting phishing popups on Blues today? Browsing on my phone and today is the first times it's happened, but now it's happened 4 times today and it's not happening on any other sites using my phone.

3 more times while trying to make this post. Seems to be a lot of banking and financing ads on the site today. Usually gaming related ads is it not?

Really sorry about that... Hopefully this has been taken care of already.

Please let me know if you see it again.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Sep 18, 2015, 11:12  Blue 
 
eDave wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 03:46:
Augh. So hard being a Chiefs fan.

My sympathies. That was painful to watch.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2015, 10:23  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 10:21:
Man, that game was pretty crazy last night. Gotta' hand it to San Fran's D, they were monstrously good. Vikes just couldn't seem to capitalize on anything.

10 carries for A.D.? I don't even know what to say about that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 10:30  Blue 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 09:46:
How 'bout them Cowboys!

Saved one of my picks in my last man standing league.

Bad pass interference call against DRC, bad playcalling to not run on third down, and poor decision making under pressure by Eli to not take a sack on that play when it went bad. Giants let a chance for a great opening day victory slip through their fingers.

But you knew what I would say already... I appreciate the sadism in your question.
 
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