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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 > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 14:21 jdreyer
 
You know what we haven't had for a while?

A good old-fashioned Star Citizen thread!

 
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News Comments > More Boxing with Loot Boxing
4. Re: More Boxing with Loot Boxing Nov 23, 2017, 14:17 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 12:57:
Burn lootboxes, burn.

... lootbox inferno?

Why do you hate presents? Do you hate Christmas?
 
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News Comments > Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier
11. Re: Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier Nov 23, 2017, 14:12 jdreyer
 
Merry Christmas!  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Nov 23, 2017, 14:00 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 12:27:
That "droid" is the best news this game has to offer by far
A far cheaper solution than spending money on micro transactions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 13:24 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 13:17:
Another asshole doctor in the pocket of big Pharma. Hope those people successfully sue the shit out of him.

“I don’t believe in science,” Hughes said. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”

Omfg! I think these flat earthers should be committed to asylums where they should be studied by the medical community to see what's wrong with them. I can't even begin to fathom how you could take something like that seriously unless you're were seriously mentally unhinged.

Yeah, a lot of these people like flat earthers, global warming deniers, and anti-vaxxers have no trouble flying on aircraft, taking heart medication, or turning on the A/C. If you reject the former, you should be forced to live without the latter.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 13:17 jdreyer
 
NASA created a new chainmail tire that can transform its shape.

In addition to being flexible and rugged, it has a built in protection from wicked Martian scimitars.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 13:10 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 11:54:
Darwin aoproves of the flat earthers rocket launch.

Tragically, I fear he will become a Darwin Award recipient.

Also, even if he gets high enough to see the curvature of the earth, and live to tell the tale, he may rationalize it: "The optics of the cockpit glass and atmosphere combined to distort my view!"
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
61. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 23, 2017, 00:33 jdreyer
 
Nate wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 20:47:
Adults should be able to control themselves when gambling or making in game purchases.

Children should not be exploited by adults. I'd suggest banning all exploitative marketing to children under a certain age in the US. This would include in game purchases, lootboxes and other forms marketing. I don't see the benefit to society in any of it.

If you want to develop a lootbox / addictive gambling type game. Age verification should be required on all players. Some type of cell phone + credit card + voice recording analysis(?) verification.

Some poor adult with mental problems blows a load on your game. There should be a court process to get the funds returned and that person gets put in the child category.

You say adults should be able to control themselves when gambling, but there's a reason gambling is illegal in most states.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 19:09 jdreyer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 13:43:
I guess we tax salt too while we're at it? Didn't work out too well in the past when governments tried it

Regulation, taxation or education? I don't know if taxing sugar is necessary but regulation on the other hand, I am coming around on that. It's hard enough to get DV measurements for it on the side of boxes.

Sugary foods are much more strongly hawked compared to salt. Sugar is also associated with a lot more diseases compared to salt. Restrict sugar first, then assess.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 12:51 jdreyer
 
Asmodai wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 05:18:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 14:07:
Charlie Rose is the latest scumbag.

I never did like his show and couldn't figure out why he was around for so long.

Shoulda read the article...

That woman said she complained to Yvette Vega, Rose’s executive producer, who dismissed the allegations as “just Charlie being Charlie.”

Life is good when you're a pervert with a female in management willing to cover for you.

I wasn't talking about his perviness when wondering why he was around for so long. Just his interview style. I thought he asked dumb questions, and in the most uninteresting manner. I don't think that has anything to do with his executive producer being a woman. After doing some reading yesterday, apparently he's an alky who does all his shows hung over, which would explain a lot.
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
26. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 12:44 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 12:23:
If the EU actually regulates this then it wouldn't even matter if Hawai's initiative gets anywhere... EU regulation is much stronger incentive for EA to sod off with lootboxes than any grassroots movement ever could. Since violations could end up with 25k € fines, PER DAY of violation, per game. And EA is not in the business of pissing billions into the wind like Microsoft....

What I worry though, is what they will come up with next. Because those hundreds of people, that are apparently such scumbags that their sole purpose of existence is to find out how to exploit children, will not stop unless we stop them.

Not just EA, but it's time to get rid of exploitative free-to-play gaming mechanics entirely. Time for shit like Game of War and Clash of Clans to end.
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
21. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 12:31 jdreyer
 
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 11:56:
Retired wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 11:32:
CoD just updated this week with ways to buy coins to purchase loot boxes. Sad. I don't see it as gambling, I see it as "buyer beware".

/remembers when we could make our own player skins....

GET OFF MY LAWN!
(seriously, I moved to the burbs, it is a nice lawn, please stay off of it)

As long as real money is involved, it's exactly like slot machines.

I'm not in the "vulnerable" category and yet the last 2 CODs managed to get 100$ worth of loot boxes out of me... so you can imagine the effects it can have on other idiots like me and kids. I'm sure awful stories are gonna start to come out.


Here'a an enlightening article: 5 Reasons I Lost $9,000 On An iPhone Game

Some choice excerpts:

"you could research that technology without spending money ... if you wait 58 years."

"If you had told me a year ago that I would have dropped 8,000 Euros on this game, I would have laughed in your face. But, that's light: One Belgian teenager has dropped $46,000 on the game. The leader of my alliance works six days a week and uses the game to unwind. He's dropped around 75 grand"

"It's like gambling, but with no possibility of winning."

"They're purposely designed to be addictive, but they're not designed to be fun -- if they were, why would you spend money to improve the experience?"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 12:16 jdreyer
 
First Interstellar Asteroid Wows Scientists.

Given it's strange elongated shape, are they sure it's an asteroid and not something else?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 12:11 jdreyer
 
What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

Yeah, they've known for decades, just like big tobacco. Sugar needs to have the shit taxed out of it, just like alcohol and tobacco. It's at least as big a risk factor as those things.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2017, 11:59 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 11:46:
Ajit Pai can't hear you, New York attorney general. His ears are clogged up with AT&T's checks.

Seriously, as if there was any other outcome, despite 97% opposition.

I keep posting this, but you can't remind people enough: Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 22, 2017, 11:57 jdreyer
 
Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People.

Who says crime doesn't pay?

Glad I never take Uber or Lyft.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 22, 2017, 11:56 jdreyer
 
Canada's Attempt to Force Cheaper TV Has Failed.

C'mon Trudeau! You can do better!

I think Canadians would settle for cheaper internet over cheaper TV.
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
6. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 11:52 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 11:43:
Hats off to the gaming community, they are making a real difference. We'll see where this goes, but we now have many areas looking into this. Renergizes me a little bit and should lighten up some of our stances of not being able to influence. This is how the processes are supposed to work, no guarantees, but reviews and outcomes to such.

The gaming studios took shit too far, just like they did with autoplay video ads on websites.
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
5. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 11:48 jdreyer
 
wrlwnd wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 11:37:
Um.

People are free to NOT buy these games.

Duh.

*whoosh*

From Mr. Lee's statement:

"These kinds of lootboxes and microtransactions are explicitly designed to prey upon and exploit human psychology in the same way casino games are so designed. This is especially true for young adults who child psychologists and other experts explain are particularly vulnerable. These exploitive mechanisms and the deceptive marketing promoting them have no place in games being marketed to minors, and perhaps no place in games at all."

We don't let kids play slot machines in Vegas, or start letting them drink beer when they're 10 years old. Young brains are not fully developed enough to control their urges, nor have the experience to make better choices. The point is that young people lack the control structures to resist these gameplay mechanics, and create neural pathways that can lead to a lifetime of habit-forming behaviors. This is especially true in free-to-play games where parents have much less control.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
24. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 22, 2017, 03:15 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 17:33:
Orange Disgusto Defends Roy Moore
He had to, donny likes em young, including his own daughter. sad

https://www.clowncrack.com/2017/11/14/open-door-policy/

When Trump perved on his on daughter, that was a serious WTF moment.
 
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