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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 20051 (Jedi)
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2017, 15:00 jdreyer
 
Zipper Merging in Traffic Seems Rude but Research Shows It Is the Best Approach.

I remember reading an article about this a couple of years ago. Even though I know it's the most efficient way, it still pisses me off when people cut.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 7, 2017, 14:48 jdreyer
 
If Ads Don't Work, Can Publishers Strike Subscription Gold?

Blue, this story is speaking to you. Get on Patreon already!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 7, 2017, 14:46 jdreyer
 
How bad can the new spying legislation be? Exhibit 1: it's called the USA Liberty Act.

Hey, the act name is truthful. It's providing liberty from privacy, because who wants all that pesky privacy anyway?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 7, 2017, 14:06 jdreyer
 
HoSpanky wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 13:02:
That Oilpro stunt is proof people just canít get enough. He had millions, and tried to scam his way to more. Seriously, what use is more than a few million dollars, unless youíre wanting to go into large scale construction?

Hey, until I can buy my own country, it won't be enough.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Prime Trial/Twitch Prime PSA
12. Re: Amazon Prime Trial/Twitch Prime PSA Oct 7, 2017, 02:49 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 23:49:
LittleMe wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 19:40:
they consider this matter severe enough to be a one strike and you're out offense.

Bow to our powerful Amazon overlords who shamelessly profile our every move.


You should see what we do to the micro trackers in the labels in the warehouse.....

Does this have anything to do with your ex, the power bottom? Inquiring minds...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
90. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2017, 01:44 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 01:34:
Guess who needs another hurricane to raise his poll numbers.
They sure didn't stay up very long.

32%. Ouch, that's positively Nixonian.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
89. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2017, 01:40 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 10:03:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 23:05:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 14:14:
477 Days. 521 Mass Shootings. Zero Action From Congress.

I see your 521 mass shootings, and raise you 1516 mass shootings in 1735 days.
Now is not the time to discuss such things. Instead we should mourn and pray, it's worked so good in the past.

"Thoughts and prayers" upload in progress...
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens
42. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens Oct 7, 2017, 01:18 jdreyer
 
rawbelly wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 22:09:
Can't even motivate myself to click the Origin shortcut. Whatever

I'm DLing right now, and here's one thing Origin does better than Steam: it deprioritizes its network traffic to allow me to actually use my internet for things while Battlefront downloads in the background. Steam on the other hand, sucks up all available bandwidth, tanking the system.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens
41. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens Oct 7, 2017, 01:16 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 22:49:
This is what happens when you turn community managers bean counters into game designers.
Fixed.

It's just like that Steve Jobs interview clip where the marketing people end up calling the shots. DICE obviously has way too many butt kissers completely afraid for their job to say "your work is shit".
I really don't think the devs are to blame here. They simply have no control to make decisions. If you want to blame someone, blame the C-level execs who are prioritizing profits over art and fun.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Oct 6, 2017, 22:08 jdreyer
 
Gotta get Wolf 2 just for that slogan.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Oct 6, 2017, 20:55 jdreyer
 
subx wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 20:48:
I guess every CGI wrapped turd gets a sequel these days.

Meh, if you make money, you usually get a sequel. The setting and cast made the first one very popular in overseas markets.

The big risk is that Del Toro isn't directing, so I'll have to wait for reviews.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Oct 6, 2017, 20:52 jdreyer
 
I loved the first one. Is it dumb, sure, but it is also awesome. Great visials and action, and while the main characters were flat, there were great over the top performances by side characters like the scientists and Hannibal Chau.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
7. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 6, 2017, 20:44 jdreyer
 
#NaziLivesMatter  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 6, 2017, 20:37 jdreyer
 
Trumpís chief of staff reportedly used Ďcompromisedí phone for months

Feature, not a bug. Allows them direct communication to Russia.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 6, 2017, 20:32 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 20:14:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 20:11:
That guy Musk, what does he know? He hasn't even run a successful business!!11
I see what you did there with the 11 at the end.
It's an illuminati signal to file chapter 11.
Sneaky jd, very sneaky.

Drat! Foiled again!11

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 6, 2017, 20:28 jdreyer
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 16:23:
Cutter wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 15:16:
I'm sure they could do it but how long would it take and what would it cost? If another hurricane comes through it'll just destroy all the solar panels anyway. JD has the right of it. In places like that you need to do utilities underground.

Well, the distribution grid probably needs to be underground. Although if it goes wrong it's harder and slower to repair at that point than above-ground apparently. It's not exactly just an upgrade over above-ground power.

Power generation is going to be above ground regardless. And Kauai is running almost entirely off of Tesla/Solar City solar right now so it probably is possible. It dropped the power rates from 30 cents per kw/h down to 11. Massive win all around.

The key with solar is that you can do smaller scale deployments relatively quickly. Instead of 6 months, you could feasibly get a hospital online in weeks let's say.

As for the panels getting blown away, *shrugs*. A warehouse full of them to replace whatever gets blown away is not a huge deal.

Tesla quietly partnered with So Cal Edison to develop something like an 80 Mw/h battery outside of LA to provide backup power for usage spikes and brownouts and stuff. 80Mw/h might be enough of a battery pack for all of Puerto Rico. You just need something, anything, to charge it.
Well Kaua'i is only 40% renewable, and not expected to get to 100% until 2045. It's also got only 2% of Puerto Rico s population. On the other hand, they are upgrading to renewables in a non disruptive way. Since Puerto Rico is basically starting from scratch, it makes sense to get as much renewables in place as possible.

As for solar panels blowing away, I bet you could pretty easily build a solar panel that can be designed to lie flat and locked down if a hurricane is forecast.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 6, 2017, 20:11 jdreyer
 
That guy Musk, what does he know? He hasn't even run a successful business!!11  
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News Comments > Amazon Prime Trial/Twitch Prime PSA
10. Re: Amazon Prime Trial/Twitch Prime PSA Oct 6, 2017, 20:02 jdreyer
 
LittleMe wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 19:40:
they consider this matter severe enough to be a one strike and you're out offense.

Bow to our powerful Amazon overlords who shamelessly profile our every move.

Be a good corporate citizen and buy Amazon.
 
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News Comments > Stronghold 2: Steam Edition Restores Multiplayer
3. Re: Stronghold 2: Steam Edition Restores Multiplayer Oct 6, 2017, 19:57 jdreyer
 
yonder wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 15:27:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 13:54:
The Stronghold series was one of my favs. Haven't played it in a decade. Does it hold up?

Confusing question. You're a fan of the series but you're asking if the 2nd main game holds up? Um... yeah. It's very much like Strongholds but improved.

RTSs today play differently from the past. I guess I can't remember how fiddly it is, if the UI is up to modern standards, etc. This k classic XCom vs the new one.

I tried to play Dune II last year, and the gameplay just didn't hold up. I required too much clicking and unit maintenance.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens
37. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens Oct 6, 2017, 19:48 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 18:17:
thecakeisalie wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 18:04:
The microtransactions and getting fucked over in the first game make this a "no buy GI" game for me.

I'm glad that "getting fucked over" in the first game is a reason to hate the second game, where they seem to have fixed most of the complaints from the first...

You just can't please some people...

Once bitten, twice shy.
 
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