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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel 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 19142 (Ninja)
User ID 22024
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 17, 2017, 18:11 jdreyer
 
Is that really the best title they could cum up with?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 17, 2017, 18:09 jdreyer
 
RE: Fake Ryzen CPUs. Are we returning to the days of rebranded Celerons?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 17, 2017, 18:00 jdreyer
 
Fion wrote on Jul 17, 2017, 12:09:
I sometimes wish the guy would throw his weight behind a problem that exists now.. like Net Neutrality, instead of focusing on something that may be a problem 50 years from now.

Machine learning is already a thing. So is machines teaching machines. We're closer to this than 50 years. The good thing is that this is being discussed and planned for, with conversations like this one.

Sam Harris had a great podcast with Wired founder Kevin Kelly about this very topic just 2 weeks ago. Well worth your time.

https://www.samharris.org/podcast/item/landscapes-of-mind
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 17, 2017, 16:08 jdreyer
 
Cyberpunk 2077, coming in 2077!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 17, 2017, 16:01 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 17, 2017, 15:21:
Okay, I gotta ask... what were her arguments for it?

The dryer sends a push notification when the laundry is done. VERY IMPORTANT.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 17, 2017, 15:57 jdreyer
 
FTL, Minecraft, and Rimworld. Honestly do need anything else?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 17, 2017, 14:12 jdreyer
 
MacLeod wrote on Jul 17, 2017, 12:59:
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 17, 2017, 07:39:
I still don't see why people are so enamored with playerunknowns battlegrounds. Just another copycat from a multitude of other similar survival games. When all your opposition has to do is turn off some graphics details to see anyone hiding in the tall grass, you know it is another POS!

Except that you can't do that because the grass remains constant at any graphics settings (and has for a while now). Which you would know if you actually played the game, instead of whinging about an issue that doesn't exist.


Why buy the game when you can get the whine for free?
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2017, 21:52 jdreyer
 
Word to the wise: If you buy from GoG and download it, they can never take it away.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Rolling Shutter Effect Explained!. Jul 16, 2017, 21:46 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 16, 2017, 20:33:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 16, 2017, 20:00:
Very cool, that guy's videos are usually interesting.
If i had to pick a favorite it would be the bicycle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzDaBzBlL0

I like the Prince Rupert's Drop vs. bullets.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Rolling Shutter Effect Explained!. Jul 16, 2017, 21:45 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 16, 2017, 20:00:
Very cool, that guy's videos are usually interesting.

Educational and entertaining.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 16, 2017, 20:16 jdreyer
 
Fantaz wrote on Jul 16, 2017, 18:58:
R.I.P. George Romero

the inventor of zombies

Indeed. Film, TV, and games would be a very different place without his contributions. RIP, and never forgotten.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jul 16, 2017, 20:13 jdreyer
 
Good article. Hey, but we're safe here in the USA, right? RIGHT?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 16, 2017, 20:09 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 16, 2017, 19:52:
VAC ban 40k csgo cheaters and the next week the game is in the second spot, this business model rocks.

Looks like it's in spots 2 and 4?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 16, 2017, 20:07 jdreyer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 16, 2017, 19:59:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 16, 2017, 18:50:
Why won't it read

LOL. I had the same thought.

EDIT: Also, "I skimmed it."

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 16, 2017, 19:59 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 16, 2017, 18:50:
Why won't it read

LOL. I had the same thought.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 16, 2017, 16:09 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 15, 2017, 15:03:
Police say they shot two dogs who ‘charged’ at an officer. Then the homeowner posted her video

Hope they nail that fucker right to the wall. They saw crime has been decreasing over the last decade or two. I don't think so. I firmly believe it's people would rather deal with it by themselves than involve cops because you're in a hell of a lot more danger with cops around than criminals. That's how fucking bad it is. It says a lot when people are more afraid of cops than crooks. They're really nothing more than just a huge gang working for the rich at this point in time.

South Park parodied this 20 years ago.

"It's coming right for us!"
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2017, 16:06 jdreyer
 
Test.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 16, 2017, 16:05 jdreyer
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 15, 2017, 21:26:
So I have to deal with junkies every FUCKING day next door still.

Here is how you fix it.

Open drug centers.
Have users come in and sign their life away. Personal property, vehicles, children etc.
Give users all the drugs they want.
Let them overdose, use whatever body parts you can.
Cremate them and use the ashes for a garden.

You clean out the crap end of the gene pool, I quit paying for their drug treatment/food stamps/welfare/etc.

It's not very pretty, but it's realistic and would take care of the problem, AND deal with the 'war on drugs'.

I'm assuming the problem with the junkies isn't the drugs themselves, but the stigma of illegality and all the extracurricular activities junkies must do to get their next fix.

In Liverpool 20 years ago, the government ran an experiment where they provided drugs to addicts at cost (like $5 a week). The only stipulations were they had to register as an addict and go to counselling once a week. This allowed addicts to focus on living their lives instead of focusing 80 hours a week on earning the cash to pay for their next fix. It was a huge success, and crime across the board fell by more than half. Studies show that most addicts are able to stop after some time.

Would that we could get some of that here.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
23. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 15, 2017, 14:53 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 15, 2017, 13:25:
Orogogus wrote on Jul 15, 2017, 11:57:
I think the last point is more cogent than the lack of competition.
So, you think there are more ISPs which provide content than ISPs which have a broadband monopoly? We'd have to agree to disagree on that point. An even better transport analogy would be, imagine if one car manufacturer's cars were allowed to go 70 mph on the interstates but others were only allowed to go 45 mph. How long do you think that would last before the people rose up against it in mass numbers?

Both problems are actually increasing. ISPs are solidifying their monopoly position through government (especially state and local) lobbying, while at the same time acquiring content providers in order to have a full stack. It's insidious, and definitely not free-market.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2017, 14:44 jdreyer
 
Tardigrade water bears could survive 10 billion years, astrophysicists claim.

I'm actually involved in a longitudinal study to verify this. We started last year. Only 9,999,999,999 more years to go!
 
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