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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2016, 13:24 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 13:08:
Stay away from the Galaxy, as it's stupidly overpriced (got an S7 through work, not worth the ridiculous 750 dollar price tag) and stay FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR away from LG, as that's just a terrible, terrible phone. (it was my previous phone, and a giant pile of dog poop.)


My wife has had an LG for over a year, and it's worked fine, but looking online, I'm seeing a lot of reliability complaints. Too bad, because I was kind of leaning toward a G4 based on my wife's experience. My Galaxy S4 still works well, but the camera is dead.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2016, 13:18 jdreyer
 
Blue wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 10:17:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 10:13:
What carrier are you going with Blue? I have had 2 Moto's from AT&T and getting updates for them is few if any.

Verizon seems to be the only viable choice in this area. If I could use AT&T I'd be looking hard at the Galaxy S7 Active for its ruggedness.

I'm not understanding why you keep talking about battery life and ruggedness. You work from home 7 days a week. It's not like you're commuting by train to the city every day an hour each way.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
11. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Sep 12, 2016, 13:23 jdreyer
 
Bastiat's Ghost wrote on Sep 12, 2016, 10:07:
Studies on workplace productivity show that employees are more productive when they are granted greater autonomy, not less. In fact, most people spend a great deal of their time at work "fooling around", but this is indeed necessary for them to enter their Flow State where they can maximize their productivity. Thus, attempting to micromanage their behavior will only induce anxiety and interrupt Flow State, which will destroy productivity instead of increasing it.

If the CEO of this company had bothered to study productivity in the work place then he would already know this and would never have founded his company. I predict that any business that tries to use Humanyze's idiotic invention will reduce their productivity, and possibly even go out of business. Within 5 years, probably less, most of Humanyze's clients will discover this and Humanyze themselves will go out of business.

Cool. Unfortunately, science also teaches us that CEOs are up to 10x more likely to be psychopaths than executives than the general population. This might result in them desiring this control over us regardless of the negative consequences.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
9. Re: Into the Black Sep 12, 2016, 08:14 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 22:47:
I'd love the motion tracker system on our badges at Amazon. Would clear out quite a few lazy fuckers.

Laziness at Amazon? I thought they were hardcore slave drivers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2016, 08:12 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on Sep 12, 2016, 07:52:
Everybody is always looking for a conspiracy in something. Tell someone that it is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and if you look on the internet, they will try and convince you it is sawdust and unicorn jizz.

What's wrong with unicorn jizz? Unicorn poop is pretty tasty, and I've heard the jizz is even better.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
18. Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 12, 2016, 03:24 jdreyer
 
egg_mcmuffin wrote on Sep 12, 2016, 00:06:
Really it dosn't matter, this might be the first console generation I skip. Scorpio is a cheap 4k pc, and I have a real quality one that I can upgrade and plug into my tv to boot.

Nintendo for all its failings has at least retained what I would define as a console system, and I don't know if they are going to go the way of sega.

Huge patches, Subscription Fees, Ad Banners, frivolous aps, required connectivity, DL content where actual game content should be....the console market forgot what was great about consoles....hitting a button and playing a fun game. Someone will revive this concept and it will be considered a revolution...

Like OUYA?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
17. Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 12, 2016, 03:22 jdreyer
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 21:39:
I would have upgraded to a Pro from my current PS4 at launch but since they aren't going to upgrade the blu-ray player to Ultra and I am not going to be purchasing VR this year I might as well wait a bit and see how things play out. My TV can take advantage of the upscaling and most of the other added bonuses games might have visually from the upgraded hardware but I think I will wait until I have a more pressing reason to bother with it. Maybe when Horizon Zero Dawn comes out it will have enough extra eye candy for me to make the jump based solely on one game but that is in February and the gadget geek in me was hoping to get one to play with before than. By than maybe they will have a bundle or a larger hard drive or both.

My feeling is that 4K disks will fail, despite their superior fidelity over 4K streaming.

1. People are moving toward a streaming model

2. People that do happen to collect disks just spent a ton of money acquiring or updating their library to 1080P BRD.

3. The studios, due to poor sales, won't put out many disks.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
16. Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 12, 2016, 03:19 jdreyer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 20:51:
Kobalt wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 17:09:
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 14:21:
Last time I looked the market is loaded with 4k TV's and monitors, it is hard to find a 1080p one these days.

Lol hows that bubble you living in? 1080p tvs hard to find these days? Fewer than 1 in 20 have 4k tvs in the us, and according to the steam survey 4k monitor penetration is minuscule.

Yeah you see a lot of 4k things advertised but people aren't buying them yet. And why would they when they can get 1080 for half the price and there's almost no 4k content? Maybe a few years 4k will matter but we aren't there yet.

Nice that you like to put your head in the sand, but take a trip to the store sometime, 4k tv's outnumber 1080p by a 4 or 5 to one margin. That is what I was referring to. And guess what the prices for a 4k tv are what people were paying for 1080p last year. I just got a 50" Samsung 4k from Costco for less than $500. There were a couple others I was interested in, but they were SOLD OUT. So much for the nonsense that people aren't buying them.

Was at the store today. About 1/3 were 4K models, the rest were 1080P. A couple were 720P believe it or not. They were supercheap.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2016, 15:40 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 14:59:
I shall not remain silent this day, no more

Congrats - you're asshole of the day!


I think there's room for discussion between "The gov't demo'd WTC 6!" "9/11 was a CIA false flag operation!" and believing 100% the "official" version we've been told. A lot of the evidence has been withheld. Why? Why not release it? For most of us, 9/11 is the seminal event of our lives, on par with Pearl Harbor and the JFK assassination. What could the possible reason be for keeping that stuff secret?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Sep 11, 2016, 15:27 jdreyer
 
Each has two microphones doing real-time voice analysis, and each comes with sensors that follow where you are in the office, with motion detectors to record how much you move.
No pushback from that. Nope.
The beacons tracking your movements are omitted from bathroom locations, to give you some privacy.
That's not open to abuse. Nope.
“Within three or four years, every single ID badge is going to have these sensors,” predicted Ben Waber, chief executive of Humanyze, a Boston-based employee analytics company. “We are only scratching the surface right now.”
LOL.
Those concerned about their privacy might be alarmed by the arrival of such badges. But Humanyze says it doesn’t record the content of what people say, just how they say it.
And we have what incentive exactly to believe them?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 11, 2016, 15:19 jdreyer
 
Alamar wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 14:52:
nin wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 14:00:
I'm really enjoying DX. It's a shame they fubared the ending so bad, as the rest of the game is a blast...


Not sure if you're talking about this one, or the last one... : )

The FIRST one, obviously. Probably with the Revision mod.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 11, 2016, 15:16 jdreyer
 
I thought it was clever of Blue to post these back to back:

PS4 Pro: "This could be the final nail in the coffin for Xbox One" - analyst.

Xbox One tops US console sales in back-to-back months.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 11, 2016, 00:53 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 10, 2016, 19:23:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 10, 2016, 16:59:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 10, 2016, 14:06:
iPhones, or to be more precise, Apple products are for people who want their shit to just work. You want to tinker with it, have some control over it? Look elsewhere. Truth of the matter is that if you are the least bit tech savy, and have the inclination to tinker with your hardware and software, you can buy a better product for half the price. Gone are the days when Apple was the only game in town if you wanted a decent smartphone or a good workstation computer.
LOL @ "they just work."
My daughter wanted an Apple so she could face time with her friends.
It has been one issue after another and not easy to fix due to the way ut is set up and locked down.
"Dad why does the phone lose half it's power overnight when noone was using it? "
"Dad how do I get this interview off my phone? It's too big to email."
" Dad how do I copy my mp3s to my phone?" "ITunes " " I hate iTunes! Can't i just copy them?"
"Dad why is my iPhone overheating even though nothing is open?"
"Dad why won't my iPhone connect to wifi? My galtab connects fine."
At least getting her photos off is pretty straightforward.

Giving your daughter an iPhone is definitey the equivalent of first world waterboarding.

And iTunes, don't even get me started with that sad excuse passing itself off as a store front/media player/virus.
I keep waiting for Apple to make it worse but I don't see them adding the msft ofc ribbon anytime soon.

Heh. Can't argue that, just trying to push back against the perception that iPhones are somehow easier to use than other kinds of phones. Somewhat ironically, the easiest phone I've used / configured / troubleshot was my wife's Windows phone from a couple of years ago.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2016, 18:53 jdreyer
 
Hey it's not a conspiracy if it really happened.
A demolition team took out WTC 6. TRUTH.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2016, 18:50 jdreyer
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Sep 10, 2016, 16:03:
Slick wrote on Sep 10, 2016, 15:26:
Also, I might as well get this out of my system a day early, as to not appear insensitive...

totally appropriate

Only in your reality is that not insensitive 364 days a year. I guess the only way you will ever realize that is if it is your child or wife or husband jumping out of a building 100 stories up to avoid being burned to death first.
Heh. Called out by ledhed. You must have really stepped over the line.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
7. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 10, 2016, 16:59 jdreyer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 10, 2016, 14:06:
iPhones, or to be more precise, Apple products are for people who want their shit to just work. You want to tinker with it, have some control over it? Look elsewhere. Truth of the matter is that if you are the least bit tech savy, and have the inclination to tinker with your hardware and software, you can buy a better product for half the price. Gone are the days when Apple was the only game in town if you wanted a decent smartphone or a good workstation computer.
LOL @ "they just work."
My daughter wanted an Apple so she could face time with her friends.
It has been one issue after another and not easy to fix due to the way ut is set up and locked down.
"Dad why does the phone lose half it's power overnight when noone was using it? "
"Dad how do I get this interview off my phone? It's too big to email."
" Dad how do I copy my mp3s to my phone?" "ITunes " " I hate iTunes! Can't i just copy them?"
"Dad why is my iPhone overheating even though nothing is open?"
"Dad why won't my iPhone connect to wifi? My galtab connects fine."
At least getting her photos off is pretty straightforward.
 
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News Comments > Halo 5 Forge for Windows 10
28. Re: Halo 5 Forge for Windows 10 Sep 9, 2016, 15:12 jdreyer
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 09:39:
I did not weigh in on my opinion of Microsoft or the App Store for Windows. Whether or not his points are valid, his approach is toxic and the overwhelming majority of his post history follows that same trend.

You can have a debate without being an abrasive, toxic, nerd raging asshole. They're not mutually exclusive.

I am calling this out not because I care about Microsoft, but because Bluesnews is a fantastic site with a few rotten apples that drag the comment threads down. Hold yourselves to higher standard.

Unfortunately you picked the thread, topic, and comment where his style is appropriate. Calling him out on threads where it isn't will engender greater success.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2016, 14:59 jdreyer
 
Flower power.

Comment section is pretty funny.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 9, 2016, 14:55 jdreyer
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 13:14:
wtf_man wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 12:17:
I executed my plan in 2007... cord cut.

Every year I say I am going to do this...and every year Comcast gives me another "one year bundle" that somehow manages to be only slightly more expensive than getting my content through entirely Internet means. I like the Comcast DVR and On-Demand features/systems so the minimal expense seems very much worth it. More importantly, my wife demands that whatever we do it is really simple to use. Remote control simple. One of these years Comcast will make an offer that is too high and my wife will be willing to deal with added complexity to save the money....but as long as that bundle basically caters to folks who prioritize convenience nearly as highly as the content itself, I am not sure it's going to happen in this household.

Keeps you below the (completely arbitrary and unnecessary) data cap too.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Sep 9, 2016, 05:12 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 01:39:
I call dibs after the divorce!

LOL, you wouldn't even have to wait that long.
 
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