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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
Total Comments 20412 (Jedi)
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Specs Nov 10, 2017, 01:42 jdreyer
 
Saboth wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 16:15:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 15:44:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 13:37:
Humvee suing Activision over Call of Duty.

Every milsim out there is holding their breath.
Call of Duty's use of the Humvee "is a key selling feature of the games" ok

Yeah, I'm pretty sure maybe .0001% of players even noticed if they were accurate or had the Humvee logo on them. They made it sound like the only reason the games are selling well is they have Humvees in them, when no one gives one single F about the vehicles or vehicle branding.

Certainly one selling point of these games (CoD, BF, ArmA, DCS World, etc.) is the inclusion of real-world military hardware, from the smallest gun up to the biggest ship. It seems ludicrous to me that a game maker would have to negotiate conditions to use the likeness of a military vehicle in the game, but maybe I'm off-base.

How do the movies do it? The Humvee was (despite the title) the most prominent vehicle in Blackhawk Down. Did AM General LLC get anything for that? Did Grumman get anything for letting the F-14 be the star of Top Gun?

Also, CoD: Modern Warfare came out a decade ago. Has the statute of limitations passed for any legal action?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Nov 10, 2017, 01:05 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 23:59:
I'm confused as to how the original Star Wars trilogy has gotten this reputation as some kind of masterpiece. It's certainly a very fun, very enjoyable set of movies, but it's fast food film designed to sell toys.

But people complain and act like it's gone downhill when it's just doing what it's always done...tell a somewhat by-the-numbers story with cool visual effects and lots of merchandise potential.

That's not really meant as a criticism of Star Wars, though. Not everything has to be some pretentious intellectual circlejerk. Lots of people love Star Wars, including me.

You owe it to yourself to watch at least part of Red Letter Media's takedown of the Phantom Menace. In it, he compares and contrasts with the original Star Wars movie showing how the characters, plot, arc, etc. are so much superior in the original film from a structural viewpoint. Many, but not all, of the deficiencies can be applied to this new crop of Star Wars films that exist in TPM.

RLM videos are also highly entertaining.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 10, 2017, 00:43 jdreyer
 
DOJ: Strong encryption that we don’t have access to is “unreasonable.”

There will always be strong encryption you won't have access to. Get used to it.
 
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News Comments > Squad Free Weekend
2. Re: Squad Free Weekend Nov 10, 2017, 00:40 jdreyer
 
Rhett wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 19:05:
Surprisingly still in alpha, but very few if any UE4 military realism games out there. Pretty cool experience if you get into a decent game with competent people (which is most times for me), even randoms.

I've had performance issues, but nothing game-breaking (or it's been fixed eventually). Typical UE4 stuff.

How does it compare with ArmA 3?
 
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News Comments > EA to Acquire Respawn
15. Re: EA to Acquire Respawn Nov 10, 2017, 00:38 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 20:21:
It would be funny if they were put in charge of an in-between Battlefield game. The "curse" continues.


"Titanfield?"

 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Free Weekend
1. Re: LawBreakers Free Weekend Nov 9, 2017, 19:21 jdreyer
 
This thread now has more people in it than the Lawbreakers lobby.  
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News Comments > EA to Acquire Respawn
3. Re: EA to Acquire Respawn Nov 9, 2017, 19:19 jdreyer
 
(Insert comment here about how Respawn is now a dead man walking)  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Specs
13. Re: Welp, stills seems pretty P2W. Nov 9, 2017, 15:53 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 15:48:

The more disconcerting rumor is that there's no anti-cheat protection on the PC.

Yeah, EA can't afford it.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Specs
12. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Specs Nov 9, 2017, 15:51 jdreyer
 
Yeah,KX. Try first and upgrade only if you have to. Your system plays BFront 1 just fine, right?  
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News Comments > Why Call of Duty Reenlisted in WWII
11. Re: Why Call of Duty Reenlisted in WWII Nov 9, 2017, 15:45 jdreyer
 
I guess I'm glad they did WW2. That means Battlefield won't do WW2. I'd much prefer a BF game of Vietnam or Korea than a CoD game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2017, 15:40 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 15:35:
NKD wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 15:30:
So Louis CK is a serial public masturbator? Fucking moron, no one wants to see you whack it. Well, almost no one. I'm sure someone has a fetish.
stay clean Al Franken
Jeez, don't even joke. All those crazy years at SNL.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2017, 14:54 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 14:14:
prayers were answered

What a creep. And what a bit of luck for the Dems. They got to play it right though.

ETA: Whoa, McConnell's calling for him to step aside. Didn't see that coming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2017, 14:48 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 11:47:
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 11:04:
Man, Kevin Spacey is DONE.
I have to say the whole explosion of sexual harassment charges in the news has me wondering a bit. Is it just me?

I read this stuff and it just doesn't fit into my life experience. I have neither witnessed nor heard personal accounts of these types of actions. And I'd like to think if I did witness it, I'd step in and say something. I don't think I've ignored it -- but it sounds so damn common I wonder if I have been blissfully ignorant?

I'll relate a couple of experiences.

I was working tech support at an insurance company, first job out of college. We got a new VP. She was mid 40s woman from Texas. She took a liking to me and would call support all the time for non-issues, requesting me specifically. Called me "boy toy" whenever I went up to her office, asked me out for drinks every time. Very annoying. I never went of course, and left that job shortly after (for unrelated reasons).

I had to go to the eye doctor 10 years ago for a blocked tear duct. The doctor was obviously gay, and in addition every description of every action he did to fix my issue was a not-so-subtle double entendre for 45 minutes straight. I was glad the nurse was there, although she was dead silent the entire time. Very unprofessional.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2017, 14:31 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 11:04:
Man, Kevin Spacey is DONE. He won't be able to get a spot in a commercial anymore.

Talk about going from being high A list to trash in the space of one tweet.

Unfortunately he's got the money to hire a rentboy daily until he passes. He'll suffer nothing. What a waste. I've always appreciated his performances.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2017, 14:29 jdreyer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 12:27:
"the dog came charging at me, grabbing at my legs and my boots". Yeah that's kind of what dogs do with strangers near their property deputy dipshit. Shot a 12 pound terrier because it humped his boot, what a tough guy.

What a fucking thug.

"I'll bite your kneecaps off!"

It's a shame he didn't shoot his own foot by mistake.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 9, 2017, 13:37 jdreyer
 
Humvee suing Activision over Call of Duty.

Every milsim out there is holding their breath.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 9, 2017, 13:33 jdreyer
 
What's the point of 5K and 8K VR headsets? There's no graphics hardware capable of running them at 90FPS.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 9, 2017, 13:32 jdreyer
 
mch wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 12:41:
Except it was due to human error. RTFA?

Yeah, stupid headline. It didn't crash. It was crashed into.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials
33. Re: Ubisoft Financials Nov 8, 2017, 19:16 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 18:43:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 18:35:
In his defense, KX has a history of taking things very literally.


If someone is going to post snide comments about a game I like make sure to use actual facts and not hyperbolic, truthiness stats. Your point will go much further and have weight.
I was using the numbers metaphorically. It's a rhetorical flourish. Others got it. Interesting that you're taking exception.

You've been unusually nitpicky of late. Everything okay man?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 8, 2017, 18:52 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 13:06:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 11:51:
Google Fiber Huts Get Smaller After San Antonio Complaints.

"Explain anything about our plans and get public feedback? Why? It's progress, what's not to like?"

Tech companies can be so obtuse at times.
What were you expecting, Alphabet dropped the 'Don't Be Evil' motto.
Heh. I dunno. It's not evil, just clueless.
 
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