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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Valve Outlines Steam Inner Workings and Future Plans
5. Re: Valve Outlines Steam Inner Workings and Future Plans May 9, 2017, 12:14 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 9, 2017, 11:24:
Steam inner workings and future plans... Half Life 3 confirmed.

At this point, Valve should just commission someone to do HL3 as a graphic novel and be done with it.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Plans
1. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Plans May 9, 2017, 01:52 jdreyer
 
*chirp*





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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black May 8, 2017, 23:25 jdreyer
 
I am not a fan of this trailer. Way too action and too many fast cuts.

That being said, I think the movie will be great. Denis Villenueve has been on a roll with both Arrival and Scicario being excellent. And some of the cinematography in the trailer looked absolutely gorgeous.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 8, 2017, 22:52 jdreyer
 
WaltC wrote on May 8, 2017, 15:25:
What CA should do is simply go ahead and abolish all laws on the books and maybe, after the citizens and illegals kill each other off completely, the state could start again fresh...;) Seems to be their only option as people are abandoning the state like rats from a sinking barge. As some areas of the state already resemble open sewers (can you even imagine a "park" that features open urinals and latrines? If not--go to CA if that's your cup of "tea")), how can you blame them? Tremendous taxes paid to live in a sewer? No thanks...;)

If Cali we're a separate country, it would have the sixth largest GDP in the world. I think they'll&#8203; be fine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
21. Re: Morning Mobilization May 8, 2017, 20:14 jdreyer
 
@Rigs.
I picked up a Kindle fire 7 " for 33 bucks from Amazon on Black Friday. Works great.

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
20. Re: Morning Mobilization May 8, 2017, 20:12 jdreyer
 
@WaltC
I'll agree with most of that. Nice post.
My son uses our 10" tab for games and YouTube. My wife uses her 7" tab for TV before bed and light web surfing. My daughter uses her 7"tab for PAD and Instagram among other things like games vs her friends. I don't have a tablet but used to take the 10" one with me on my monthly 6 hour work flights. Had a 64GB card chock full of movies and graphic novels.

I have a decent desktop too that I use for photo and video editing as well as PC games. We also have a couple of laptops we use for work. All in all each device serves it's purpose and we have enough that there's no need to share.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed May 8, 2017, 14:26 jdreyer
 
Blue wrote on May 8, 2017, 12:55:
El Pit wrote on May 8, 2017, 12:06:
People who don't really know Lovecraft's work think that anything with tentacles must be Lovecraftian.

25 times, Blue? This is like you are actually trying to call Cthulhu.

C'mon, it's barely more than once per year.

Which is mere seconds to an immortal like Cthulu. Relatively.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization May 8, 2017, 13:42 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 8, 2017, 09:46:
The phablet put a big dent in the tablet's market share.

Are you my long lost brother? Half the time I come to post I find you've already said what I was going to say.

Phablet is the new tablet.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 May 8, 2017, 13:36 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on May 8, 2017, 12:23:
Oh... look... CJ has a negative opinion on something he hasn't personally experienced. That's a surprise. I literally cannot believe it. I'm so shocked the guy that does nothing but come here to complain about every single thing, the guy who apparently gets joy from nothing other than making us hear his endless diatribes about how he hates everything, hates this game.

Such wonderful contributions.

Obligatory Casablanca scene.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 May 8, 2017, 13:17 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on May 8, 2017, 10:39:
A couple things to note:
#5, they did a round of bans this past week.....
#3, gotta keep those hax accounts active!
#6, HOW IS THIS GAME STILL ON HERE!?
#7, Also odd it is on a list at this point

Thought Outlast 2 would be higher, hope to see it up there next week.

I almost picked up #6 this weekend. Yes, I already own the original.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2017, 13:08 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 8, 2017, 05:38:
jdreyer wrote on May 8, 2017, 03:46:
Just got back from GotG2. Freakin' awesome. So funny, so crazy, great action, amazing world building. Just an all-around great time. Totally recommend it.

Would adhere to the PG-13 rating though. It's not a kids movie, and lots of people die in gruesome ways, even more so than the first one.

Soo... the real question is, to 3d or not 3d?

I went 3D and it was good. I didn't notice more than a couple of shots where the diorama effect was in play. And there was also just a couple of shots where they threw shit in your face. There's one shot where Yondu's arrow comes right at you but it's appropriate for the scene. For the most part the 3d adds depth and it doesn't annoy and that's a good thing.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
6. Re: Sunday Mobilization May 8, 2017, 12:58 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 8, 2017, 08:22:
Not going to touch that comment. I don't touch anything under 7
But what's the max you'll go? 7 inches will barely fit as it is, nevermind something extreme like 12!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed May 8, 2017, 12:19 jdreyer
 
El Pit wrote on May 8, 2017, 12:06:
People who don't really know Lovecraft's work think that anything with tentacles must be Lovecraftian.

The Japanese are REALLY REALLY LOVECRAFTIAN
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization May 8, 2017, 04:10 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 7, 2017, 16:35:
Funny thing is everyone who sees it is utterly fascinated by how small it is.

I suppose there are worse responses to having only three inches.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2017, 04:07 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on May 7, 2017, 16:37:
Agent-Zero wrote on May 7, 2017, 13:32:
Kxmode wrote on May 7, 2017, 01:14:
There are two sides to every story and the truth is somewhere in the middle.

like the story about God actually existing

Science is religion pretending that it has all the answers. Albert Einstein once stated, "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."

There's a bookstore a couple towns over from here called "The Truth." The first time I saw it I thought, 'What kind of establishment lacks such confidence in its wares as to need such a pretentious name?' Five seconds later I discovered it was a Christian bookstore.

The Bible encourages doubt and truth seeking. These two are becoming increasingly rare with the iron-hand of scientific dogma.

LOL, nice try, but you've got it backwards there mate. Science will be here whether we are or not. It's simply the observation of the universe at work. And doubt isn't encouraged by The Bible; rather it's the byproduct of trying to believe in something for which no evidence exists. As far as Truth Seeking, Galileo might have a thing or two to say about that.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2017, 03:46 jdreyer
 
Just got back from GotG2. Freakin' awesome. So funny, so crazy, great action, amazing world building. Just an all-around great time. Totally recommend it.

Would adhere to the PG-13 rating though. It's not a kids movie, and lots of people die in gruesome ways, even more so than the first one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2017, 03:43 jdreyer
 
Nucas wrote on May 8, 2017, 00:42:

plus this is ignoring that mike pence is less insane and more re-electable.

What do you have against a guy that addresses his wife as "mother?"

I've read lots of stories about politicians and their quirks. Kennedy and Nixon had some weird shit going on. Poor self-hating "wide-stance" Larry Craig also comes to mind. But this Pence story seems like the tip of deep dark iceberg I want to know nothing more about.

 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. May 8, 2017, 03:36 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 7, 2017, 20:16:
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2017, 15:48:
Actually not true. There are both types: Variable strength and fixed strength. Watch the video embedded in the story.

Also I remember back in the day a story about an arcade operator that would tie the best prizes to the bottom.

Fixed strength machines like all skill based games are easily exploited by skilled players though. Imo it's fairer to make them variable strength (fixed win rate = luck based win chance) at least then everyone got the same chance. Otherwise how would you ever run a profit with them? They cost real money to refill, they don't refill with the money that players pay for a ticket after all, especially if the stuff is sold on ebay. And if you raise the ticket price to match your cost, you might as well forgo the luck/skill element entirely and make it a fancy automated store front.

And imo such a machine would need to at least pay for the stuff you put in no matter the skill level, otherwise you open yourself up for easy exploitation.

When a machine can be set to pay out 1 in 700 for a $10 prize at $1 a play, then there's a problem with the variable strength approach. Fixed strength can still be set weak enough for even skilled players to have trouble winning often.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
2. Re: Sunday Patches May 8, 2017, 03:33 jdreyer
 
Wallshadows wrote on May 7, 2017, 23:00:
A magical Liopleurodon?

Lucky Liopleurodon!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 May 8, 2017, 03:29 jdreyer
 
Wetworks wrote on May 8, 2017, 00:48:
Too bad Prey didn't make it to number 1, the game definitely deserves the top spot.

It was only released 3 days ago. It'll probably be number 1 next week?
 
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