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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel 3570K Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Star Control Court Battle Brewing?
15. Re: Star Control Court Battle Brewing? Jun 24, 2018, 03:11 jdreyer
 
Numinar wrote on Jun 24, 2018, 02:28:
Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2018, 23:05:
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2018, 22:56:
It sounds to me like you guys are just trying to scam people out of two million dollars.

That's probably it. Can't imagine the property is worth anything remotely close to that. Or ever would be even if they won it all and got a game made. And even if they raised the money and won how the hell could they afford to make a game anyway? Yeah, sounds pretty scammy all around.

It's personal though. This IP meant something to them, something they poured years of work into. Something others have attempted to emulate (Star Control 3) and failed at miserably.

It seems petty but SC2 is one of the earlier games where there is a real sense of authorship, with writing and humor that mostly nails the landings.

The Stardock project has a lot to prove, after their MOO came out and was competent yet missing that spark that makes those early 90's PC games still amazing experiences today. Not that Paul and Fred seemed likely to live up to the previous title either but I can appreciate how they may feel protective over their legacy. Their Activision projects made millions but I imagine Star Control was professionally more fulfilling and important to them than kids/toys to life games.
All of that is fine, but it doesn't give them license to be assholes.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
6. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jun 24, 2018, 02:47 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 23, 2018, 22:03:
http://laptopscrews.com
The more you spend, the more you save.
Thanks man. You rock.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
3. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jun 23, 2018, 19:55 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 23, 2018, 15:51:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 23, 2018, 12:25:
I always wondered why Apple banned porn. Now I know.
I just replaced a kb (held in place by 50 double 00 Phillips screws, those are tiny) on a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro (a1287 frame)
Person had spilled a dark beer on it years ago and half the keys were dead. My fingers smelled of elderberries and caramel malt when I finished the job.
Labor $175 Part <$20. Ifixit rated it "difficult" plus they say to just replace it with a used top that already has a used kb installed.

The screws keep falling out of my daughter's Yoga, and I keep putting them back in. She's lost a few though. Where's a good place to a) figure out the correct screw and b) purchase them?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 23, 2018, 19:53 jdreyer
 
I don't play these games, except sometimes I'll get one on the cheap to play the SP campaigns. You can't argue with the money though, CoD has migrated from the wargame-sim market to the casual market, and they've made gobs of cash in the process.  
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News Comments > etc
1. Re: etc Jun 23, 2018, 13:39 jdreyer
 
LoL @ Atari. What a bunch of maroons.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jun 23, 2018, 13:14 jdreyer
 
Interesting article about the restaurant rating system. I don't typically patronize chain restaurants, but on the rare times I've had a tablet I've always rated Max. Customer s should rate servers through tipping, not through a tablet.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2018, 13:06 jdreyer
 
This is for all the Star Wars fans out there, esp KXMode:

Star Wars Stories that Would Make Great Films
 
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News Comments > Star Control Court Battle Brewing?
4. Re: Star Control Court Battle Brewing? Jun 23, 2018, 13:02 jdreyer
 
Hopefully this gets settled once and for all.

Think these guys will ever feel *not* wronged by Stardock?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jun 23, 2018, 12:25 jdreyer
 
I always wondered why Apple banned porn. Now I know.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 23, 2018, 12:20 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 22, 2018, 13:59:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 22, 2018, 13:57:
My guess is the employee filed a complaint of some kind, when that happened the executives punted.

I think this was just the cherry on top. Board wanted to let him go, this gave an excuse.
Exactly, these kinds of relationships never end well for the underling. Something else is at work if the exec "lost."

On the other hand, we're in the #metoo era...
 
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News Comments > Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 23, 2018, 04:25 jdreyer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jun 23, 2018, 00:28:
Nullity wrote on Jun 22, 2018, 13:39:
How does Valve *still* not increase server capacity during their sales, especially when they have a game going. I can't even use the search function, it never returns any results.

How am I supposed to buy anything that I can't readily find a link for? For example, Cutter mentioned "Surviving Mars", but I can't look it up on there.

Its not only the store. It takes ages to check profiles, community pages of games, comments, etc.
We should give Steam a break. It's their first sale. How were they supposed to know?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 23, 2018, 02:34 jdreyer
 
As I understand it, WB contracted the devs that made Fallout Shelter to make them a Westworld game. The devs reskinned the game engine. I guess it depends on the contract Bethesda had with the dev and who owns the code.  
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 23, 2018, 02:26 jdreyer
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 22, 2018, 20:46:
I seem to remember the Factorio devs saying they don't do sales. So, wouldn't expect to pick that one up cheaper.

Same thing goes for Rimworld.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jun 22, 2018, 03:10 jdreyer
 
Yeah, Koko passing is sad.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 22, 2018, 03:09 jdreyer
 
Doxing government employees: ILLEGAL

Forcibly tearing breastfeeding infants from their mothers: GOVERNMENT POLICY
 
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News Comments > Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale
11. Re: Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale Jun 21, 2018, 22:27 jdreyer
 
Guys, what's up with the complaints about the stingy discounts? That's ancillary to the primary mission of leveling up your Salien and defeating the Duldrumz!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2018, 17:09 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 21, 2018, 14:57:
Open question:

I'm looking for an example of a movie in which the hero was getting his ass kicked, realized he needed to change his strategy, and did so and won.

There are a few billion of these, but I can't think of any. The better known it is, the better. In case anyone has one off the top of their head.

Does the original Karate Kid work for your purpose?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2018, 17:08 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 21, 2018, 13:54:
sauron wrote on Jun 21, 2018, 13:20:
Quboid wrote on Jun 21, 2018, 13:16:
Hmm, Steam seems to have fallen over dead

It sure has.

FFXV for 50% discount - I am all over that (as soon as their server stops being murdered).

And shower with your father simulator is $0.69!

Why does such a game exist? I'm guessing it's either hysterical for 2 minutes, or should have been killed with Asset Flipping Simulator.

Not sure what you are referring to? FFXV?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2018, 13:47 jdreyer
 
sauron wrote on Jun 21, 2018, 13:20:
Quboid wrote on Jun 21, 2018, 13:16:
Hmm, Steam seems to have fallen over dead

It sure has.

FFXV for 50% discount - I am all over that (as soon as their server stops being murdered).

Isn't the subscription $15 per month?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2018, 13:46 jdreyer
 
sauron wrote on Jun 21, 2018, 13:14:
Steam summer sale just started - site is getting hammered.

Oh, is that why it's taking forever to come up? I thought it was because of all the porn music movies tv shows game updates I was downloading.
 
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