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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 21, 2016, 22:10 SmyTTor
 

The second you put on either the red jersey or the blue jersey you've already lost.

Tribalism.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
57. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 23:36 SmyTTor
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:33:
Cpmartins wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:23:

Why is SHE not banned? Why?

I thought this was going to be real bullying or something. You have to be kidding me. This kind of shit is completely unacceptable. Complete lopsided hypocrisy.

No, no it is not. Aside from being a comedian doing what many comedians do, whether anyone considers it funny or not, she did not personally go after any one single person nor direct other to do so.

That's a pretty damn big difference to not grok.

You can be the head of the KKK or New Black Panthers and preach all the hateful rhetoric you want (apparently), but directing at a specific individual is something entirely different and not covered under freedom of speech, which doesn't matter anyway since it is a private social media company involved in this incident.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 30, 2016, 02:10 SmyTTor
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 21:33:
Well, the fact there were pop-ups where the software considered closing the dialog with the "x" as confirmation makes it pretty easy to see how someone might "okay" the update even when they thought they were canceling it. Frankly, in my mind that borders on criminal behavior by MS. It isn't, but I kinda wish it was.

Know the difference between legal and criminal behavior? About 8.5million a year in congressional lobbying.

https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000000115

 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
4. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jun 28, 2016, 06:34 SmyTTor
 

Who's definition of "extremist"?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 28, 2016, 05:01 SmyTTor
 
I've been working in tech since the early 90's. I have almost primarily worked with Microsoft products and have no reason to bite the hand that feeds me. I can 100% accurately and confidently say I have experienced two workstations updating without any input being possibly entered into them as the KVM cables had been removed for use in another lab. They were running on their own in that state for a period of two months, when new sets of KVMs were finally ordered.

Also, it IS common knowledge to anyone in residential tech support that the "X" issue caused a rash of incoming support calls and walk-ins.

Google has easy access to the endless coverage~

ExtremeTech

ComputerWorld

http://bgr.com/2016/05/25/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-trick/

PCWorld

SiliconAngle

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Op Ed Jun 24, 2016, 21:37 SmyTTor
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 07:36:


Wait, right, that thing about not feeding trolls.

Word.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 23, 2016, 00:36 SmyTTor
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 00:24:
Where is Mateen's wife? Good to see Dems have their fucking priorities straight. Losing Mateen's wife perfectly sums up President Momjeans.

Que?
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jun 20, 2016, 23:42 SmyTTor
 
This year China may hit the billion mark and you may see studios making film decisions geared towards pleasing Chinese audiences over Western ones.

Also, on the coincidental timing front, R.E.D. is getting rebooted, but for Indian audiences.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jun 20, 2016, 14:36 SmyTTor
 

But it isn't a bad movie, though. The story was easy enough for people unfamiliar with the games to follow, the casting was decent enough as well as the acting, the CGI and special effects were above par, and the score was decent.

This movie was given the stigma of "video game movie" early on by critics, like comics-based movies of the past, and it is just a bum rap.

It's a solid 3/5.
 
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News Comments > PC Destiny Still Possible
42. Re: PC Destiny Still Possible Jun 17, 2016, 15:19 SmyTTor
 
I dunno... I kinda thought the main thing that made Bungie famous was being pretty much the only real Mac game developer back in the day...  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: vpns Jun 1, 2016, 21:30 SmyTTor
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 11:57:
I have been satisfied with privateinternetaccess
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/

Agreed. PIA works great and I made it my go-to, just make sure you don't use an internal 10.x.x.x network address range. Tried out BT and TorGuard, but if you're traveling and want to stream Netflix or anything other services damn near every gatekeeper seems to block TorGuard.
 
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News Comments > Competitive Overwatch Delayed; Balance Changes Discussed
30. Re: Competitive Overwatch Delayed; Balance Changes Discussed Jun 1, 2016, 21:20 SmyTTor
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 14:39:
One thing I think needs actual addressing is having more then 1 or 2 of the same char at the same time. I ran into a 5-man Torb(Engy) team with an army of sentries to back them up. Only a D. Va Mecha-bomb could stop them as well. I really wonder if Blizz can contain the monster's they unleashed with these heroes. But at least they can see the writing on the wall when one of these characters is really crap, for better or worse.

I came across a Torb team with a Mercy. Widowmaker MVP of the match~

Same thing with the all Bastion match.

Just about everything has a counter, but fuck McCree. Every once in a while on Roadhog I'm able to hook one of those McCree bastards before they get the fan off.

 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launch Details
20. Re: Overwatch Launch Details May 25, 2016, 14:31 SmyTTor
 
Oh, I get it. Some people that went in for Battleborn are not content with the number of players at launch, or got burned by some WoW related experience. *shrug*

Regarding Battleborn, it's really a different style of FPS, though there are lots of areas for comparison. I found it to be the weaker in those areas, but hey, that's why I decided to buy one and not the other after playing them both.

I see so many unqualified comments, it's astonishing. It's a TF2 clone (like there's no game worth playing anymore that doesn't ever copy or borrow from those that have come before it)! It's Blizzard, the herald of Mammon (because there are just sooo many more gaming companies out there that are purely about the end-user~)! I played "x" and my opinion is more valid than yours about "y" (everything is relative, I guess)!

There aren't that many things to criticize Overwatch about as it is pretty well polished. Badmouthing something just based on personal opinion has always been de rigueur here, but keep it in perspective.

The only thing that matters: is it fun, do you like it? Good for you; enjoy. You don't like it? There's a shitload more games for you to play. Yay!

 
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News Comments > Overwatch Launch Details
6. Re: Overwatch Launch Details May 23, 2016, 19:14 SmyTTor
 
Gib007 wrote on May 23, 2016, 18:37:
I can't help but try to be excited for Overwatch but fail to. The mechanics seem overly simple and catoony. I'd like to love it but... I've not tried the Beta so I don't have a good basis for my opinions, just what I watch on YouTube gameplay videos.

I hope you understand just how wrong and damaging this type of thinking is (about any subject)~ You want something to fail because you dislike the game (company?) without even playing it?

I went in not expecting much at all, no intention of ever buying it, but after playing the beta for a weekend I bought it. It's well balanced. It's got charm. It's just fun.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse May 15, 2016, 17:02 SmyTTor
 
Maybe a bit more context will put it into perspective: there is little to no competition to keep markets honest. Prices are inflated with unnecessary schemes, like data caps, for which there are no legitimate reasons for their existence. Conglomerations that have enveloped companies in other service areas use what is in effect extortion to get customers to use multiple services regardless of the customer's original intent.

It's one giant conflict of interest and entirely anti-consumer. Before the 1980's, these actions weren't just frowned upon, they were regulated to keep people from being taken advantage of.
 
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News Comments > 9.7 Million Play the Overwatch Beta
28. Re: 9.7 Million Play the Overwatch Beta May 13, 2016, 09:47 SmyTTor
 
Flo wrote on May 13, 2016, 04:10:
Jackplug wrote on May 13, 2016, 04:06:
9.7m might of played it, but 9.7m wont buy it or reinstall it if free.
Are you kidding? I am an old school Quake/UT player. I wanted to hate it but it was awesome. Instant buy on release.

That's more or less how I cam away from the beta. It was just fun. Even playing vs the AI was fun. It was well balanced for the amount of classes and abilities. It has some charm to it. So I ended up deciding to get it.

I can't say anything close to the same for Battleborn.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews May 11, 2016, 04:51 SmyTTor
 

Pr0n, pr0n will decide VR's fate, as with all technology~
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2016, 21:41 SmyTTor
 
This explains it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DILdeHgWF-U
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 19, 2016, 02:05 SmyTTor
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 18:01:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:44:
Gamezone is reporting that Alison Rapp was working as a call girl named Maria Mint. The Maria Mint site is down for maintenance, but the image directories are all still up. The Gamezone analysis used jewelry and mostly covered tats to suggest it was her. Other analysis showed the camera and lens serial numbers match up between the pictures on Maria Mint and Alison's Deviant Art account. I felt the evidence, while solid, could have holes poked into it. Kotaku, for example, ruled the findings inconclusive. So I did my own analysis, looking at marks on her skin. The collarbone moles in this picture of Alison appear to match up with this picture of "Maria." Also, zoom in on "Maria's" chin. There's a set of four small freckles here that take the shape of a trapezoid. Here's a another picture of Alison. Zoom in on the chin, and you'll see the same trapezoidal set of freckles. Looks pretty conclusive to me.

I have no issue with call people. The work should be either legal and regulated or at the least decriminalized. But it's not right that Nintendo is getting lambasted over this when it seems pretty obvious that a company trying to maintain a wholesome image wouldn't want their publicists secretly moonlighting as prostitutes.

I mean, isn't this a bit creepy, though?

More like disturbing, invasive, and severely lacking in any definition of human decency.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2016, 23:52 SmyTTor
 
Icewind wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 23:02:
Quboid wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 21:47:
They're not fine with publishing child porn, he was obviously being flippant. I'm pretty sure this is an imaginary line because the real line is 18.

(Tipsy McStagger, wut? ...why?)

Everyone knows that. The thing is that these SJW folks are all pedos anyway. I won't link it here, but you can look up the ED entries of several key leftist social marxist social media bigshots and see where they've admitted to liking child porn...and in many cases, actually posted some.

Wouldn't shock me if these Gawker folks really would post a 5yr old's nudes.

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