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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel 3570K 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
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 6, 2018, 15:52 jdreyer
 
verybad1 wrote on May 6, 2018, 14:49:
Alright smart kids. Come down here so you can be an arrogant dickweed and talk to your Barista's or Waiters like you're a higher species.

They're Canadians, not French.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode May 6, 2018, 15:35 jdreyer
 
Kajetan wrote on May 6, 2018, 15:23:
VaranDragon wrote on May 6, 2018, 14:15:
Go Battletech! Considering that its being sold on GOG as well, these are impressive numbers.
According to a Reddit AMA Harebrained is VERY happy with the first week.

SWEEEET. That means at least a couple of expansions. Couldn't happen to a better game or a better developer. HBS is good peeps.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs May 6, 2018, 14:08 jdreyer
 
Copyright Infringement in Tencent’s Red Alert Online.

Chinese co-opting IP instead of designing their own units from scratch? I'm shocked, shocked!
 
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1. Re: etc. May 6, 2018, 13:59 jdreyer
 
I had fun playing my few months of Eve online back in the day (probably 12 years ago). I wonder how the game has changed since then?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2018, 13:56 jdreyer
 
Giraffe Kills South African Filmmaker.

Typical Darwin award winner:
A Glen Afric spokesperson said that Carvalho had ignored safety instructions not to approach the animal and that he was unauthorized to film.

Good news:
“Gerald was not to blame and would not be put down,” the farm said. “We are not going to shoot Gerald. He was not in the wrong. I don’t consider him to be a dangerous animal.”
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2018, 13:46 jdreyer
 
My favorite margarita recipe:

1 shot Patron
1/2 shot Grand Marnier
juice of one lime

Shake and pour over crushed ice.

For cheap and quick frozen margaritas, I'll use cheap tequila, triple sec, and limeade.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
8. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 5, 2018, 17:38 jdreyer
 
Task wrote on May 5, 2018, 15:52:
I mean the person did a dumb thing, but it seems there was enough humans there to rush that bear instead of just standing there screaming and filming it. Only one person threw a rock and that was it.

Did you just write "rush that bear???" Would you have?

 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
7. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 5, 2018, 17:35 jdreyer
 
El Pit wrote on May 5, 2018, 15:51:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 5, 2018, 15:25:
Darwin award winner.

The bear? Yes.

He won a steak tartar dinner. Too soon?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
1. Re: Saturday Consolidation May 5, 2018, 15:41 jdreyer
 
Because #PCMasterRace?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue May 4, 2018, 15:48 jdreyer
 
N.J. superintendent arrested, pooped at high school track 'on a daily basis.'

I suppose a rash of mad poopers is preferable to a rash of mad shooters. Still, humans are weird.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 4, 2018, 15:46 jdreyer
 
KS wrote on May 4, 2018, 15:39:
Stories: Meet the Star Wars Fan Building a Full-Scale Millennium Falcon


This is how that Star Trek Continues series on YouTube got started -- the guy bought the original Captain's chair at an auction, then started building up the bridge around it in his basement. The bridge turned out so awesome they thought what the heck.

What would be really impressive is if he built a full sized Falcon out of Lego.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 4, 2018, 15:43 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 4, 2018, 11:42:
Lol @ Heathrow pic. Flight to Alderaan - Cancelled. Hahaha!

Man, this May the Fourth thing is how myths/legends/religions start. After WWIII in the next 30 years or so it will grow into an actual religion amongst the surviving children. Much like the kids in Mad Max Thunderdome with the tell of Captain Walker and the pockyclips.


I thought this kind of thing was captured well in the Wachowskis' Cloud Atlas with Somni 451.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse May 4, 2018, 15:37 jdreyer
 
Bard wrote on May 4, 2018, 15:18:
I have had SO MANY client machines have their edge browser hijacked it got to the point where we removed the shortcut to edge from the taskbar and replaced it with internet explorer.
You went back to IE 11? What was hijacking it? At work we're still on Win 7 / IE 11, but will soon be upgrading to Win 10 / Edge.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse May 4, 2018, 15:34 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on May 4, 2018, 15:12:
Edge is pretty decent. While it may not be my daily driver, I'm a fan of using multiple browsers, and it's pretty damn fast.

Just stop with the reasonable takes. This is the internet. You're supposed to be ANGRY.
 
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News Comments > Offworld Trading Company Free Weekend
3. Re: Offworld Trading Company Free Weekend May 4, 2018, 02:57 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 3, 2018, 23:50:
jdreyer wrote on May 3, 2018, 22:05:
*goes to sign up for free weekend*
*realizes already owns game*


So is it a chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity?

Nah, without a free weekend pressure, Ima keep playing BattleTech.
 
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News Comments > Vampyr Trailer
7. Re: Vampyr Trailer May 3, 2018, 22:28 jdreyer
 
It looks good, but gameplay looks very console-y (i.e. shallow). Need to wait and read some reviews.  
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News Comments > MachiaVillain This Month
3. Re: MachiaVillain This Month May 3, 2018, 22:23 jdreyer
 
Cool game name, but I agree on the art style: not good.  
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News Comments > Offworld Trading Company Free Weekend
1. Re: Offworld Trading Company Free Weekend May 3, 2018, 22:05 jdreyer
 
*goes to sign up for free weekend*
*realizes already owns game*

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
30. Re: etc., etc. May 3, 2018, 14:18 jdreyer
 
Orogogus wrote on May 3, 2018, 03:00:
In a less extreme light, I'm inclined to sort of agree with LurkerLito. While I don't believe that a pharmaceutical company would go out of its way to hide a cure, it's broadly true that pharmas aren't investing the money needed for new antibiotic development -- some of the closest things we have to actual cures -- because they wouldn't make their money back. Most people only take antibiotics for a few weeks, and the old antibiotics are still widely used until a patient is found to be harboring resistant bacteria. There really is a lot more money to be made chasing lifestyle conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol annd erectile disfunction. It's more a matter of where they're investing their R&D money than of some Snidely Whiplash CEO raising a toast to human misery.

And I don't know about the LASIK argument. My vision insurance has a $100/year allowance, which just about covers a pair of glasses or contacts (which I don't even bother to replace every year). Google says LASIK costs about $2,100 per eye, on average. So that's 42+ years of glasses and/or contacts all up front, which seems like a good deal for the provider.

That said, lots of things don't have cures because it's straight up hard and the technology just isn't there yet. If we had the genetic manipulation techniques to cure cancer instead of subjecting people to debilitating chemotherapy and radiation treatment, then we'd probably have a real-life Jurassic Park already, too, or at least eliminated a gamut of inherited conditions. We don't have nanomachines to zap cancer cells, either. Without that kind of technological breakthrough, the advanced stages of cancer probably just aren't something that can be defeated by drugs or anything else we have available.
Phages are showing promise as a cancer cure. They target just the cancer cells and little else.
 
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29. Re: etc., etc. May 3, 2018, 14:15 jdreyer
 
MeanJim wrote on May 3, 2018, 00:40:
While I don't agree that we'll never have a cure for cancer or other things as long as medicine is for-profit based, it will take longer. There is still non-profit medical researcher being done, mostly at colleges and universities.

Beamer wrote on May 2, 2018, 10:56:
And hey, why did doctors invent LASIK, which cures many vision issues, when they could have kept patients coming in and needing to get new glasses every 1-3 years?
You make a lot more money from an $8000 Lasik procedure than a $100 yearly eye exam.

LASIK isn't a cure, it's a profit maker. I had LASIK done when I was 23. I wasn't told at the time that it will eventually reverse as you age, but if I had known that I would still have had it done. Also, back then my insurance didn't cover it, I paid out of pocket for it. I don't know if it's covered these days. All I know is my insurance doesn't cover preventative things like routine dental cleaning and eye exams, but it does cover dental and vision medical procedures.
 
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