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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Intel 3570K Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 24, 2018, 13:37 jdreyer
 
Thought this was the "Windows Technical Department" guys, but it's a different scam.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2018, 13:08 jdreyer
 
As I've said here before, I cut the cord 12 years ago. Never missed it, never looked back.

My local cable company is advertising "100mbps for $33 per month!!1" What they don't mention in their radio ads is that it is part of a package: $33 for high speed internet, $33 for basic landline, $33 for basic cable. Since we only have 2 ISPs in this city, that's what you get.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned
43. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned Jul 24, 2018, 05:47 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 24, 2018, 02:29:
Darks wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 20:26:
You wont be missed!!

I uninstalled NMS. So I guess I won't be missed too.

For someone who loves space games, you sure are Missing out on some big ones.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jul 24, 2018, 02:02 jdreyer
 
Never mind soaking up the atmosphere. Just finish Fallout as fast as possible.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 24, 2018, 01:59 jdreyer
 
Declining cryptocurrency prices are making graphics cards affordable again.

Hooray for small miracles
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 24, 2018, 01:48 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 20:46:
Back up regularly if you own a new 2018 macbook pro, because now you have 2 ways to lose your data and no easy method to recover it.


Why would you ever need to recover data from a Mac? They just work!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2018, 19:05 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 17:28:
As a parent we can properly punish our children for their bad behavior. As citizens we can not punish our president for his bad behavior.

Rather, the opportunity to punish them comes only every couple of years. Luckily one such opportunity is fast approaching!
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned
36. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned Jul 23, 2018, 19:01 jdreyer
 
NMS, the only game to rival Star Citizen for controversy.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned
23. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned Jul 23, 2018, 14:40 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 14:26:
Base building on a planet with one biome is boring.

Have you tried Minecraft?

In fairness, there is variation on each planet. Highlands are different from the valleys, undersea is different than the land, underground is different than the surface, etc. Still, your point is taken.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2018, 14:22 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 11:10:
The Hyperloop. Or as it's otherwise known, The Pipedream. Elon, if you want to really get people moving just start building more trains and mass transit already. It's not impossible pipe-dreams like this that cities need but money to build systems that already work. And that would be a non-issue if the billionaires like Musk were paying their fair fucking share.


Certainly more short and medium range public transit infrastructure is a good thing, especially medium range, as short range is likely to be taken up by AI-driven cars in the coming decades.

The hyperloop is part of the long-range travel solution. It combines the convenience and eco-friendliness of train travel with the speed of a jet. Given that we'll eventually run low on cheap fossil fuels to burn in our aircraft, something like this will be able to fill that gap.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: RE: Users Sue Juul for Addicting Them to Nicotine. Jul 23, 2018, 13:51 jdreyer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 13:38:
Of course. This is America now, where people can just blame a corporation for their own spineless inability to make good choices for themselves. We know damn well that even if they were to win any such lawsuit, they'd just go back to their lives and use the money to buy more vapes.

Yup, because there's no history of deception by the makers of inhaled products.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 23, 2018, 13:48 jdreyer
 
Task wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 12:04:
That sucks about the ROMS, I've used LovedROMS before to add to my Nintendo collection on a RetroPie setup. There are plenty more places to get them from though, I have backups myself and there are large packs of roms that people also host on google drive and other places. Having a physical console and buying the actual carts, which Nintendo do not sell anymore, or have a virtual version of is just too cost prohibitive for me so having a ROM and Emulation, works best for my needs. It's also one of the only ways I can download and play translated Japanese games.

That being said, it is Nintendo's stuff, but I think it would be better if they invest in creating and selling their own emulation software separate from their consoles and have a catalog of ROMs to buy and download. Technically they already have with the mini consoles they released, but those are limited to the games on them unless you mod them - they could just further develop that emulation software and make it available on PC or compatible for RPi3, then let people buy/download roms.

Yup, take a page out of iTunes and Netflix. That's how you do it, not these silly lawsuits.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 23, 2018, 13:45 jdreyer
 
Health tech flaw: Patients hate going to the doctor.

"All the things done well by digital health -- they're simple, fun, visual with great user experience -- are still missing from most clinical visits -- so it remains pretty unpleasant to be a patient," said Jeffrey Wessler, a cardiology fellow at Columbia University Medical Center and the founder of a digital health company called Heartbeat.

My doctor makes visiting him a great experience by hiring smoking hot assistants.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned
17. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned Jul 23, 2018, 13:36 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 13:22:
Nailbender wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 12:55:
Two years down the line, and they are still working to make the game what they promised it will be initially. I can think of no other developer that would do that.

Really? Egosoft did it with X-Rebirth. Creative Games has had to do several times with their Total War titles. (Which really makes me wonder why anyone still buys their bullshit at launch...) Piranha games had to do it for Gothic 3.

There have been a few others, though I'm drawing a blank on the names of the games. Maybe I'll remember in a bit.

In any case, it's rare, though not unheard of. And a dev BETTER make their shit right if they ever expect to sell another game. (or at least sell well.)

It usually takes any version of Civ a couple of DLCs before it's "complete."
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned
16. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned Jul 23, 2018, 13:34 jdreyer
 
McTurbo wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 13:10:
I am sure the 9 people still playing this game after its massive disappointment are very excited.

Max players was 5200 in the past month with an average of 1500.

We'll see this shoot up with the release of this update. They'll also make some sales from people who were originally excited at this being a multiplayer game.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix Gets Streamier
2. Re: Square Enix Gets Streamier Jul 23, 2018, 13:00 jdreyer
 
1. "Blacknut?" Really??

2. This could work with turn based games where the latency isn't an issue, if you're willing to put up with the graphical artifacts that accompany streaming.

3. At some point this will become a thing for better (much more difficult for hackers and cheaters) or worse (the end of modding). I don't foresee the infrastructure in place in the next 20 years however.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned
10. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Tomorrow; Free Season of Content Planned Jul 23, 2018, 12:48 jdreyer
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 12:19:
Prez wrote on Jul 23, 2018, 10:56:
Say what you want about Murray and Hello Games, but they could have easily taken the huge bank they made off of No Man's Sky at release and walked away. Instead they put up with the criticism and derision and stuck with it, turning No Man's Sky into something many of us would really like to play. Not a lot of developers do that any more.

I agree...I'm impressed with the time and money they've continued to put into it. All of the major developers are doing that these days--with EEs and etc. Publishers are finally beginning to understand that their IP is something that can continue to pay off for years into the future--provided they don't simply take the money and run six months after release.

Yup, I played it earlier this year for the first time and it was really fun. Although there is space combat, that's not really a strength of this title. Exploration, base-building, farming, and light puzzle solving are more of what you'll probably be doing. I have so many pics from the vistas and creatures I discovered, and I never take game screenshots.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 23, 2018, 04:26 jdreyer
 
Push for bots of the internet to reveal themselves

Fine, I'll admit it. I'm a bot.
 
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General Discussion > Blues news is pretty horrible on phones...
2. Re: Blues news is pretty horrible on phones... Jul 23, 2018, 04:21 jdreyer
 
JeffD wrote on Jul 16, 2018, 22:35:
I am surprised this hasn't been brought up by anyone, but blues news is actually a pain to read on my galaxy's chrome browser. With only 2 color schemes, white on blue is impossible to read with the blue headlines, and white on black is only a touch better. The biggest issue is the topics for all the news post are considerable smaller than the body text. Lastly is some of the formatting, namely the "Out of the blue" is just micro sized.

I had this problem until I got my new phone. It's better, but far from perfect. Stories and comments are easier to read jumping into individual stories. The main page is the worst.

That being said, Blues News is built on a 20 year old blog client. It's unlikely to be refactored for mobile in the near future. My solution was to get a bigger phone (6").
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
78. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 23, 2018, 04:19 jdreyer
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 22, 2018, 03:11:

Show me the evidence please?

Sleeping while black at Yale.
Mowing while black.
Swimming while black.
Drivers less likely to yield for blacks.
Crossing the street to avoid a black man.
Getting a mortgage while black or brown.
even after controlling for general risk considerations, such as credit score, loan-to-value ratio, subordinate liens, and debt-to-income ratios, Hispanic Americans are 78 percent more likely to be given a high-cost mortgage, and black Americans are 105 percent more likely.
Blacks and hispanics are more likely to be pulled over, pulled over more often, and more likely to get ticketed.

It's very telling that you came back to continue arguing this point without going out to do your own research. Took me about 15 mins to look up these stories.
 
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