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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Ban White Trucks!!! Jul 1, 2016, 18:00 jdreyer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 12:33:
Luke wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 12:18:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 11:14:
Figures for 2014 show 32,675 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2014.

I would still feel safer in a vehicle with autopilot.
nhtsa

IF the price was so that many more peps could buy the tesla how safe would it then be driving on autopilot ? Book

Considering that the accident was caused by the autopilot's sensors mistaking the white side of a tractor trailer for the sky... pretty damn unsafe. This isn't a case of the non-autopilot vehicle wrecking the Tesla; the Tesla autopilot straight up worked incorrectly and killed the occupant...
It was kind of a perfect storm. The optical sensors mistook the white side of the truck for sky. And the collision avoidance radar missed the truck too because the trailer is 3 ft off the ground not bumper level. So the car didn't stop and the underside of the trailer took off the Tesla canopy along with the driver's head. Thing is I'm not convinced any driver could have avoided the accident. Thekalani high school phone truck cut across incoming traffic.

This can be fixed pretty easily though. And the driver was apparently a huge believer in the tech so was aware of its limitations and risks.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Beta Tease
11. Re: Battlefield 1 Beta Tease Jul 1, 2016, 17:44 jdreyer
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 16:46:
JaguarUSF wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 14:41:
LittleMe wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 13:57:
I wish they'd do a PRmod inspired expansion

Have you looked at Squad? It's 25% off during the Summer Sale.

Yes I have it thank you. It's coming along! I'm sure DICE/EA is watching it's reception to gauge (gouge?) the market.

Out of curiosity if you like shooters but don't like BF games what ones do you like and why? Perhaps more sim-like games like Arma?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Is Lyme Disease Curable? Jul 1, 2016, 17:39 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 17:17:
Good luck with the treatment, Blue. Depending on how long you've had Lyme's disease, it could be a fairly heavy series of antibiotics. Make sure to replace your gut bacteria after it's over. Probiotics, vegetables, etc.

Poop pills.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2016, 15:48 jdreyer
 
I haven't kept up with the disease since the 80s. Is it totally curable today?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jun 30, 2016, 21:43 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 20:22:
Yeah whatever, it works. And if you are working out and not losing weight then you are gaining muscle mass which some prefer anyway.
Exercise also stimulates the appetite, so you have to watch what you eat regardless. Even doing 40-50 mile weeks training for the marathon a few years back I didn't really lose weight.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 30, 2016, 20:01 jdreyer
 
I remember hearing Arnold talk about how he got into shape for T3: "I never change what I eat, just work out more." Of course, when you're working out 5-6 hours a day as a job, you're bound to lose weight. "You need to get down to about 8% body fat, that's where the muscles really pop out."

For me, it's all about drinking beer. If I don't drink it, I lose weight, if I do, then it comes back.
 
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News Comments > ShinyLoot "Dormant" - GOG.com Rescues Sword of the Stars: The Pit
1. Re: ShinyLoot Jun 30, 2016, 19:48 jdreyer
 
Surprised this game is still in the news. I played it when it came out, and it's a fun little rogue-like, but I wouldn't have imagined that it had such a following for GOG or someone to put this effort in. Good them, and good for all involved.  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 3 Hint?
1. Re: Left 4 Dead 3 Hint? Jun 30, 2016, 19:41 jdreyer
 
Hmm, I thought this franchise was left for dead...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 18:17 jdreyer
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 18:01:
theglaze wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 14:52:
That's not an 'almost hit', he saw her coming and stood his ground while tailgating the truck in front and allowing her ignorance/assholeness to put them both in a dangerous position.

We share the road with drivers of all sorts of vehicles, and even when you know someone is in the wrong, escalating things with en entitled sense of "I'm right" is also wrong. Yelling at this woman is going to shed years of bad habits and make her a better driver?

Riders like this often have double standards by speeding, filtering, or lane splitting when they think it's looks 'safe' to them. Dig through that GoPro footage and I bet he's got enough evidence on himself for a fine or charge. But when someone's crosses him,, 'fuck you' for threatening my life.

i'll never understand this attitude, and the video comments are full of them. he had right of way, so he should just let the insufferable cunt bully him out of the way? that's how you perpetuate such cuntish behavior. maybe next time she'll think twice before cutting off someone for no fucking reason. it wouldn't surprise me if she drove like a turtle in normal traffic either.

that's the best part - doing this saves you virtually zero time. this happened to me a few months ago - doing the zipper merge, i let a guy in and the guy behind him divebombs in front of me as well. i pass the prick at the very next light cuz his lane is going slower than mine. literally not worth the danger and stress it causes.

Although drivers everywhere can be shit, I find SoCal drivers particularly insufferable. I feel for you man.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 16:59 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 15:04:
Slightly odd on the grizzly killing the mountain biker. Would have thought two mountain bikers would have made enough noise to make the bear retreat into the woods before they even saw the bear. I guess it's possible they were traveling at a good clip...

Or was a female with cubs, or had just stashed a carcass nearby for later recollection, or as you say, was simply startled.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 16:57 jdreyer
 
BobBob wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 12:53:
Around here in the LA area .. there would be at least one helicopter and 10 squad cars following her ... then when she pulls over .. guns drawn .. cross-hairs aimed between the eyes.

No way, dude. That would never have happened to her in LA. She was white.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 16:55 jdreyer
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 12:45:
I've never driven a motorbike but I imagine I would be pretty quick to object to someone using their car to intimidate me out of their way. If you don't want to hear salty language, don't threaten someone with serious physical injury because you want to save literally half a second.

It's not up to the cop to believe the biker or not. I'm sure there are plenty of times when cops have to disregard nonsense being told to them but a sober citizen reporting a traffic violation should not be one of those times.

If I wanted to be cynical (which I don't think is called for here but hey), it could be that when the cop heard that it was on camera, he thought that this would be an easy job: she presumably won't fight this in court or anything.

Just google "car runs bike off road" to see story after story. Bikers are extremely vulnerable, and people need to drive extra carefully around them, even the bike is in the wrong, as that shit will catch up with them eventually.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 16:47 jdreyer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 12:16:
This is just good police work. Fuck that bitch.. I would be losing it too if I was him.. she tried really hard to push the biker out
She was acting pretty entitled.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 16:43 jdreyer
 
sauron wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 11:54:
It can be fun to get new toys, but once the old toys hit a certain age, it's more fun to keep them going,

Amen to that. I love fixing up old stuff. A bunch of the furniture at my place came out of the recycling or from thrift stores, and it's all really good vintage items. Once you know the basics of how to work with wood, renovating that stuff gets really fun.

So would you say most of the stuff in Barad-dur is vintage?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 04:35 jdreyer
 
Nobody's Exactly Sure How Much A Kilogram Is Right Now. Actually my uncle's work.

Wait, your uncle is a cocaine smuggler?



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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 04:34 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 22:35:
Apologies in advance, but upon seeing the clip of this I had to post about it. Donald Trump talking from the podium at a rally about free trade:

"I want great deals. I don't care if they're free. I don't care if they're fair. I don't care if they're good. I don't care if they're horrendous. I just want great deals. I'll do it all different ways."

Uh... yeah.

His Brexit comments were nonsensical gold:

I think it's going to end up being a great thing, and the beautiful, beautiful, beautiful thing is your people have taken the country back and there's something very, very nice about that, and they voted, and it's been peaceful, and it was strong and very contentious, and in many respects I watched last night and it was a little bit ugly, but it's been an amazing process to watch.

The thing to remember is that the Brexit vote result comes from the same place as Trump's support (and Bernie's too): People are pissed about the status quo.

- Jobs are unstable.
- Wages have been flat for decades while productivity has soared, and all those gains (ALL of them) have gone to the wealthy.
- Greedy bankers and brokers crashed the economy and caused trillions in losses, and not a single person went to jail or even lost their job.
- There is little difference between the parties on most issues, and no hope of electing anyone else.

And on, and on.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 03:42 jdreyer
 
Verno wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 11:10:
Missed the last page about 16 years. I'm surprised it didn't go longer but oh well, that's a pretty respectable lifespan. Personally I would re-up but Humanscale and Steelcase both have great options these days too. Sounds like its time to take Mrs Blue shopping and oh look, we can stop at this showroom on the way what a coincidence!

I use a Steelcase at work, super adjustable and comfortable. Looked it up on Amazon, and they go for $1300.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 30, 2016, 03:36 jdreyer
 
yuastnav wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 02:33:
I wonder why people keep saying that. There is absolutely no indication that artificial intelligences would want to take over humanity, this is all speculation.

In fact the Polish science fiction Stanislaw Lem wrote a book title Golem XIV where the complete opposite happened. Humans created an AI that was magnitudes more intelligent than humans themselves and at some point just stopped talking to humans altogether.

Did the humans try and shut Golem down? What happened when they did?
 
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News Comments > G2A Planning Changes
60. Re: G2A Planning Changes Jun 29, 2016, 04:07 jdreyer
 
dubfanatic wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 17:23:
The main reason for regional pricing is that consumers in Eastern Europe/Asia can't afford the prices that North America/Western Europe markets can bear. The fact is that despite all the nerd rage, nerds in first-tier markets will still plunk down $60 for the latest AAA title, and as long as they're willing to do so that's what the companies will charge. Likewise, taking a minimal profit from the Russian market beats being totally undercut by piracy. If being cognizant of supply/demand is "greed" then I don't really know what to say.
Totally agree.
But something tells me you're all the kind who think you can just raise the minimum wage by 60% and everyone will magically have more money and everything will cost the same as before. #FeelTheBern
Wait, what? How could you say something that totally makes sense, then say something that makes no sense immediately after? Study after study shows that raising minimum wage will have no effect on employment while creating a massive boom in the economy. It's a win-win. People will be out of poverty and live normal lives, being able to raise their kids instead of working three jobs to make ends meet.

Would prices go up a bit? Yes, a little bit. Your Big Mac will cost $4.16 instead of $3.99. The truth is that American workers have had their wages stagnate while their productivity saw massive increases. So where'd the money go? To the top 1%. A higher min wage could help rectify that inequity.
 
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News Comments > G2A Planning Changes
59. Re: G2A Planning Changes Jun 29, 2016, 03:54 jdreyer
 
FloorPie wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 18:36:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 14:27:
Cutter wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 10:16:
Well when those greedy fucks stop their bullshit regional pricing we'll stop using services like G2A. They only have themselves to blame. This is mostly all Steam's fault anyway.

Shorter Cutter, CJ, etc.

"I want all the benefits of living in the First World like safety, clean food, robust infrastructure, and good healthcare, but I want to pay the same price as a Somali citizen for my games. Also, fuck the devs, they don't deserve to get paid for the work they did, but I have no problem buying their games and playing them for dozens of hours, because reasons."

Selfish and sociopathic.

Heh, most of those first world benefits are facing out of control costs due to bloated bureaucracies and unrealistic utopian mindsets. But hey, get ready for medical tourism to hit the USA.

In some cases it is cheaper for me to fly from the western USA to Japan for an MRI than it is to drive 20 minutes to a local imaging center. The USA insanely overpays for healthcare and basically funds the medical industry and the low prices for everyone else. And no, a massive gov agency running everyone's healthcare wont solve that problem. The feds/states with medicare/medicaid have for decades now been the Walmart of price influences in the medical service market.

Different issue, but okay.

Also, games on average are more expensive in Japan than the USA, not less.
 
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