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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2016, 16:13 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 11:12:
This is so unfortunately true. Imagine what will happen next time around when someone without Trumps baggage picks up his message and runs with it.
The slime that is Ted Cruz is alive and well.

Cruz has plenty of baggage.
 
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33. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 8, 2016, 16:04 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 14:58:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 14:48:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 14:43:
That picture of Donald looking over to see who his wife is voting for is priceless.
Missed this, do you have a link?
http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/08/caught-camera-donald-trump-wifes-shoulder-votes.html

LOL, it's like he's in high school and cheating on the test off the smart girl.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2016, 15:56 jdreyer
 
The rancor won't end with the end of this election. There are two base trends driving modern politics, resulting in our modern hyper-partisan landscape (see how it has changed over the years).

1. The corporatization of America.
We no longer live in a democracy (or constitutional republic). Laws are passed for the benefit corporations exclusively, and benefit actual people only by coincidence (the ACA, for example). It's to the point that even the SCOTUS, supposedly the most pure branch of government, routinely now makes decisions in favor of corporations (money = free speech, corprations are people). This results in people feeling their lives are unstable, and that the government doesn't exist for their benefit. Often it leads to fear and scapegoating, but most people don't blame corporations. They blame congress, the government, the IRS, blacks, muslims, gays, etc. This is why Bernie Sanders could come out of nowhere and almost win the nomination.

2. The loss of white privilege.
Whites as a demographic are shrinking, coupled with more and more laws codifying equal rights for minorities. Although human psychology will admit privilege exists, members who benefit from such advantages will reject that those benefits apply to them (when they do). When minority groups gain some measure of equality (gay marriage, equal pay for women and minorities, fair immigration) they view it as an unfair advantage. Is it any surprise then that the least conservative, most xenophobic candidate (Mexican wall, banning Muslims, appeals to white supremacists) won the GOP nomination?

Don't get me wrong, the Democrats aren't some ideal utopian political party. They are nearly as tied to corporate money as the GOP, although they largely lack the anti-minority component, so they're more palatable to a coalition of educated whites and minorities, thus winning the popular vote for president the last 5 of 6 elections. But "more palatable" doesn't necessarily mean good.

There is no easy solution to either of these problems. Getting the money out of politics requires a constitutional amendment, nearly impossible when all members of congress ended up there by playing the corporate game. Getting rid of racial/minority tension is even more difficult, since you're trying to change hundreds of years of ingrained culture and psychology.
 
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News Comments > Win10 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Refund Over Player Counts?
13. Re: Win10 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Refund Over Player Counts? Nov 8, 2016, 13:50 jdreyer
 
Rattlehead wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 13:32:
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 11:17:
Microsoft commitment to PC gaming really shines there.
At least both people that bought the Win10 version of the game got their money back

This was Activision's doing.

It very well may have been. But I'm sure MS could have done something about it had the willpower been there.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 8, 2016, 03:42 jdreyer
 
It's all going to depend on the insurance companies. Once they realize they discover that computer drivers have 1/10th the accidents that humans have, they'll jack the insurance price on human drivers pushing all but the wealthiest to adopt automated driving. If you don't think that can't happen within a few years, you don't know much about capitalism.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Nov 8, 2016, 03:34 jdreyer
 
Get out and vote, y'all. That's to all you Americans out there.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 8, 2016, 02:20 jdreyer
 
AOL You've Got Mail Voice Man Is an Uber Driver.

Probably b/c no residuals.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 8, 2016, 02:20 jdreyer
 
Take that ESPN you rabble-rouser you, now you don't get to suck money from people who never watch your channel.  
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News Comments > Steam Redesign
10. Re: Steam Redesign Nov 8, 2016, 01:59 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 01:19:
and once i go down from top i cant return to the top.....

That's what she said!!!
 
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9. Re: Street Fighter V New Character & Patch Plans Nov 8, 2016, 01:58 jdreyer
 
intermarer wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 00:48:
Is there a way to filter away the godamn flood of early access titles yet?

That was my first thought...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Nov 8, 2016, 01:56 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 22:57:
Key takeaway from that video: it's a clip from the upcoming Planet Earth II, looking forward to that with great anticipation!

Also, please be on Netflix or Amazon Prime sooner rather than later, some of us have cut cable, BBC.

Yeah, probably within 6 months.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
14. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 7, 2016, 16:48 jdreyer
 
Zanthar wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 14:40:
Fuck the planet. I let my truck idle a good 30 min to warm up on cold days. I also throw away those six-pack plastic rings away without cutting them open so animals get trapped in them. I'll also be burning leaves this weekend.

Did you install one of those soot smokers in your truck so your exhaust comes out black? You should, they look cool.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 7, 2016, 16:47 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 15:10:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 13:57:
It Took 60 Hours and Over 32,000 Deaths For a Mario Maker Creator To Beat His Own Level.

Since Val JP uploaded the level, it's been attempted over 724,000 times, and cleared a grand total of 36 times. That's a completion rate of approximately 0.00497%.

I guess there are masochists out there that enjoy this sort of thing, but I sure ain't one of them.

I'm with you. I've spoken here about how, as I've gotten older, I've slid towards easier difficulty levels. Some games get this right, too, but making the only real change being that you take more damage (as opposed to giving enemies less health or making you more powerful, something that utterly destroys any AI enemies may have.)

But I was never really down for this kind of thing. Did you play Mario Sunshine? It had these parts where it put old style Mario levels into 3D, so you were doing 3D platforming. Couldn't get behind it - it was just so frustrating.

I've never owned a console, but had a similar experience playing Rogue Legacy. I mastered the initial castle levels, but the Garden, Tower, and Dungeon levels are just too hard. I got my money's worth (20 or so hours played for $5), but only completed about 1/5 of the game as a result of the difficulty. Even just a speed setting would have made the game a bit easier, more enjoyable, and completeable.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2016, 16:41 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 15:12:
Verno wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 14:55:
Hmm yes, the pleasure of car ownership where you pay a huge upfront cost, ongoing maintenance costs, fuel costs and insurance costs. Enjoy your day at the stealership. I am really hoping Tesla can upend that whole fucking industry because buying a car is the worst experience. An entire industry built around obscuring and obfuscating the true price of its product. I hate our cars and if we ever move back to the city I'm going to try to get rid of them. Unfortunately out in rural land its a no go.

I generally just say no to everything and stick to the price I wanted when I walked in. I'm sure you're a veteran by now but watch their bullshit etching/etc fees they always try to sneak in. I've never had a time where they didn't try to fuck me at the last minute on the paperwork, I think most people don't even read to the bill of sale in detail.

Totally.

Regardless, I doubt many are buying cars 10 years from now. Some Uberesque entities will own fleets. Want to go somewhere? Call a car, and an automated one will be there within minutes unless you live in the most remote, rural areas. Prices will go down significantly, pooling algorithms will offer options to make it very cheap without much additional waiting, and $5 to go somewhere and back is way better than $30k-$50k for something that spends the bulk of its life sitting in your garage.

This is my hope. Just bought a new car last year, hoping it's my last one.
 
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3. Re: etc. Nov 7, 2016, 14:23 jdreyer
 
Unreal HD High-Res Skins Released.

Aww, I was hoping this was for UT.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2016, 14:19 jdreyer
 
If The Donald beats Hillary, I know what he's going to say in his victory speech.  
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2. Re: etc. Nov 7, 2016, 14:02 jdreyer
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 11:09:
I've seen more than a few very underwhelming Play of the Games, like someone trying to defend a point in the final seconds and not killing anyone. And then there's the ubiquitous Genji or Bastion going nuts on a control point; not so much poor use of PotG, but just how effective their ults are in those situations.

I'm sure it's a tricky thing to get right. You'd be tempted to go with "who got the most kills in the shortest time" all the time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 7, 2016, 13:57 jdreyer
 
It Took 60 Hours and Over 32,000 Deaths For a Mario Maker Creator To Beat His Own Level.

Since Val JP uploaded the level, it's been attempted over 724,000 times, and cleared a grand total of 36 times. That's a completion rate of approximately 0.00497%.

I guess there are masochists out there that enjoy this sort of thing, but I sure ain't one of them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2016, 13:38 jdreyer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 13:35:
Dacote wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 09:17:
Blue wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 08:34:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 17:02:
Uh, Blue, we just ended Daylight Saving Time for the year. That's why your timezone shifted from EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at 2am last night. If you dislike the earlier sunsets that means you dislike Standard time, not Daylight Saving time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB8ewAdhY7Q

I wasn't expecting that.
i thought every forum needed 5 resident certified pedanticians.

To continue the pedantic streak, if you eliminate Daylight Saving Time, you get to "enjoy" early sunsets all year long.

What exactly is being argued for in our semi-annual Daylight Saving Time bitch festival?

I think what's being argued for is this: "Get offa my lawn!"

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2016, 02:27 jdreyer
 
SlimRam wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 23:49:
Blue, just move to Arizona, problem solved

Better yet, Hawaii. Sunny
 
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