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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
8 GB PC2100 RAM
Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
Total Comments 19664 (Ninja)
User ID 22024
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2017, 18:47 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 17:49:
Re: The Star Trek transporter.

There's no problem because "continuity of consciousness" is an illusion created by our memory. We only remember the past in so far as our memories recall them for us. These memories are inaccurate and often change.

The debate necessitates the existence of some magical nonsense like a soul. Something separate from your body which can become detached when you are transported. If all you are is your body, then you aren't dying anymore than a toaster that's been taken apart and put back together properly. Both still work the same as they did before.

How do you account for identical twins then? Your twin is not you, even though you have the same genetics.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2017, 17:47 jdreyer
 
Firefly: Nathan Fillion celebrates 15th anniversary.

Show still holds up. Browncoats forever!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2017, 17:46 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 16:05:
Has anybody looked into this medical ailment that's affecting NFL players, they're all too weak to stand.

Yeah, it's called CTE and it affects nearly 100% of players. The NFL needs to get on that shit, either through rule changes or better safety equipment.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Sep 24, 2017, 17:43 jdreyer
 
Justice Department goes nuclear on Google in search warrant fight.

The government noted that "the customary sanction for an individual's refusal to comply with court-ordered disclosure is immediate imprisonment." But the authorities are not pressing for that because "a corporate entity obviously cannot be imprisoned for its refusal to comply with a court order, the usual contempt sanction imposed against corporate entities is a fine."

So wait, corporations aren't people? I'm so confused!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 24, 2017, 17:41 jdreyer
 
NewMaxx wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 14:26:
Amazon's pseudo, mobile "cottage industry" is of course not a new idea, but more specifically they borrowed a page from Shark Tank.

From the title, I thought Amazon was sponsoring spawn campers in order to drive traffic to their new gaming system.
 
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News Comments > Ultima Online Turns 20
6. Re: Ultima Online Turns 20 Sep 24, 2017, 16:31 jdreyer
 
Jesus, has it been 20 years already?  
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Sep 24, 2017, 04:35 jdreyer
 
Vikander got cut, which I can respect, but this movie looks awful. Just one senseless action scene after another.  
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Sep 24, 2017, 04:34 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 17:23:
Can I control her with my joystick?


No, but you can control your satisfaction with this movie with your joystick.
 
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News Comments > Guardians of Ember Released
2. Re: Guardians of Ember Released Sep 24, 2017, 04:31 jdreyer
 
Looks like it might have potential...  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Documentary
7. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Documentary Sep 24, 2017, 04:11 jdreyer
 
That historian guy is probably a perfectly nice fellow, but Jesus does he come off as a douchebag in that video.

As for this game, gonna wait for reviews.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2017, 03:52 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 23:09:
I'm going to watch both Oroville and Discovery. I'll know then which is worth my time. At the moment, I am leaning towards Oroville because the show looks like a proper Star Trek series.

Why is this a mutually exclusive decision? Also, did you just combine "Seth McFarlane" and "Star Trek" and come up with "proper Star Trek series?" Lastly, how does Discovery not look like Star Trek?
 
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News Comments > Heat Signature Released
4. Re: Heat Signature Released Sep 24, 2017, 03:38 jdreyer
 
Aw, yeah. That looks awesome.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 24, 2017, 03:20 jdreyer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 18:19:
WaltC wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 11:55:
For most Mac users, booting up is a "complex" endeavor...;)

Maybe, but there's a not insignificant subset of Mac users for whom a complex endeavor consists of writing a feature extractor that computes the cosine similarity of the vector space of WiFi MAC address/normalized RSSI tuples for use in a reinforcement learning ML model to infer optimal reporting rates in another module.

Although I love it when you take WallyC down a peg, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that's probably an insignificant subset.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 23, 2017, 18:03 jdreyer
 
Won't stop them from sending C & D letters from their lawyers to create a chilling effect.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
6. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 23, 2017, 17:58 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 13:49:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 12:32:
The idea is too far ahead of its time. This will be a thing in 20 years when robotic delivery services are more common. People would be much more comfortable having a robot restock the fridge than a human.

I wouldn't trust a robot anymore than I would a person. And besides if it comes to that point you'll be homeless and begging for food, not having robots deliver it. Pretty sure a lot of folks on this board will be elderly in 20 years.
Except that a robot would have to be explicitly progammed to rob you. A poorly paid human wouldn't.

Not sure what you mean by "if it comes to that point." Robotic food delivery would be a good option for the elderly and indigent.
 
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News Comments > Ironsight Aims Westward
2. Re: Ironsight Aims Westward Sep 23, 2017, 17:54 jdreyer
 
Rhett wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 16:15:
It's like Call of Duty: Advanced Brink Warfare... weird...

Wait, it's like you're saying it's derivative or something...
 
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News Comments > RUINER Boss Trailer
4. Re: RUINER Boss Trailer Sep 23, 2017, 17:53 jdreyer
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 13:14:
Can ONLY think of NIN: Ruiner when I see this title. I'm hard-wired that way Devilish

Where's nin when you need him?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2017, 13:42 jdreyer
 
College student spent 60 hours in cave before rescue, licked walls for water

"Safety protocols? Those are for kids."

Aren't you supposed to use a buddy system when you go spelunking?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2017, 13:38 jdreyer
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 13:27:
How does that even happen, wouldn't you notice it didn't make the right noise or offer any resistance when you first open the drink? It's pretty easy to tell when a carbonated pressure vessel has been tampered with...
Who cares? Meth in soda = awesome!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
4. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 23, 2017, 12:36 jdreyer
 
I kind of deplore our throwaway society. Nothing is built to be fixed easily. Things are intentionally designed to be hard as to encourage you to buy a new one. And due to said design fixing becomes more expensive, often approaching or even exceeding the cost of getting a new one. Sad and wasteful.  
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