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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
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 16, 2017, 11:41 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 09:36:
Clarke and Asimov are awesome. Heinlein is good, but I personally feel he's a step below the other two. Clarke wrote what is probably the best short story I've ever read. Rescue Party. Amazingly, it is also the first one he ever sold.

I came here to post the line from that old Sesame Street song: "One of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not the same..."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2017, 19:04 jdreyer
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 18:33:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 18:02:
DangerDog wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 15:05:
You guys need to understand that Star Wars is for little children, it's not for adults and never has been.

/looks at run time

I'd like to see the six year old kid after spending 2:32 min in a theater, and even better would be the parent that actually thought that would be just fine along with the fried nerves of everyone around them.

As for the reviews, something seems fishy on IMDB when you click on the user reviews you can't find a single 10 yet it's running and 8.1 score.

I can't blame "professional" review critics for fawning over Disney's money machine that they're desperate to prop up, given the recent acquisitions it could mean and end of your carrier if you don't play along nice with the Mouse Empire.
The movie is PG 13, so not for little kids. Also it's full of raw emotion and violence. It's probably the most intense Star Wars movie ever made. I thought it was excellent, definitely good enough to overcome a few flaws.

so where would you rank this in the star wars pantheon? first reactions make it sound like it was the savior of the series, like Empire, but i highly doubted that. now its RT score is plummeting and frankly i've found i trust the audience score more than the critics' score. i'll be shocked if it's better than rogue one, which was an excellent adventure film but still very flawed.

I would put it right below the original trilogy. I like Rogue One, but the characters in that movie just aren't very interesting or charismatic. This one is on par story wise with better characters that have actual chemistry.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2017, 18:45 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 12:25:
The morning after I have to admit I'm thinking about the movie alot more than I thought I would.

If Blue wants to open up a SPOILER SW thread at some point I'd love to talk about it. Not just the dumb part(s), but the REALLY GENUINELUY FUCKING COOL parts too.

I started a spoiler thread here.

 
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General Discussion > Star Wars Spoiler Thread
1. Star Wars Spoiler Thread Dec 15, 2017, 18:36 jdreyer
 
Hey Bluesers,

Starting this thread so we can have discussion about the film outside of the other threads and without having to use the spoiler tags.

What did you like or dislike?
What were the coolest moments or biggest plot holes?

Overall I really liked the film. It's the most intense SW film yet, with actors and a director that can carry that emotional burden. Gone is the woodenness of the prequels.

There were some plot holes and conveniences. If that guy could get out of jail any time, why was he still there? Why aren't the ships adhering to Newtonian physics when they run out of fuel? And nothing we learn about Rey explains her competence at so many disciplines.

Still these didn't detract from the film too much for me. It was a great ride.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2017, 18:02 jdreyer
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 15:05:
You guys need to understand that Star Wars is for little children, it's not for adults and never has been.

/looks at run time

I'd like to see the six year old kid after spending 2:32 min in a theater, and even better would be the parent that actually thought that would be just fine along with the fried nerves of everyone around them.

As for the reviews, something seems fishy on IMDB when you click on the user reviews you can't find a single 10 yet it's running and 8.1 score.

I can't blame "professional" review critics for fawning over Disney's money machine that they're desperate to prop up, given the recent acquisitions it could mean and end of your carrier if you don't play along nice with the Mouse Empire.
The movie is PG 13, so not for little kids. Also it's full of raw emotion and violence. It's probably the most intense Star Wars movie ever made. I thought it was excellent, definitely good enough to overcome a few flaws.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 15, 2017, 17:43 jdreyer
 
Of course they have. When you buy a government official, you can rely on the results.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2017, 12:18 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 09:30:
I was so disappointed by TFA I doubt I will manage to get to the theater for this iteration. I'll just wait for it to hit the movie channels.

Yeah, I leave for a free company-sponsored screening in two minutes here or I probably would have waited. Although, as I've mentioned before, I have a lot of faith in Rian Johnson as an artist, so I have a new hope that the Disney empire strikes back. Also, looking forward to the return of the jedi Luke.

Also, as I understand it (spoilers) there is a war. In the stars.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 15, 2017, 12:13 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 09:33:
As opposed to when.. what? Has this ever not been a possibility?

Yeah, they've had this ability for decades. I suppose there's a bigger chance they'd do it today than in the past though. Their military has been pulling all kinds of unprofessional shit lately.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
35. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 15, 2017, 12:10 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 08:24:
Can someone give a name of an actual battle royale mod?

I'm not saying they don't exist, I just don't recall any having this gameplay. Odds are, when you name one, I'll slap my hand to my forehead and go "ooooh yeah," so this is more about nostalgia for me, but part of me finds it odd everyone keeps saying it existed but no one can name it.

Again, though, I fall on the side of billions of games ripping off Doom but id not whining about it (they did license the engine, so they profited off many of those, but still.)

I don't know about any of the mods, but UT has had a Last Man Standing mode for 15 years.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2017, 01:37 jdreyer
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 00:52:
anyone know if the repeal can be repealed? if ijit pie can undo obama's fcc regulations, then maybe trump's successor can undo the undo? maybe even get congress to make NN the law?

To change the rules, you must follow certain protocols for the change to be valid, like hold a period of public comment. It appears that Mr. Pai didn't follow the rules, so the possibility of overturning this vote are fair to good.

Also, the Dems are introducing legislation (as opposed to FCC rules) to enshrine NN into law. With the backing of much of the population as well as (especially) large silicon valley firms, there's a good chance of getting such a law passed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
31. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 15, 2017, 01:25 jdreyer
 
ventry wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 23:48:
Beamer wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 21:32:
It's funny. I advocate for people to take things from someone such as myself and give it to those that need, such as you.

You keep voting to give me more. Which makes no sense. I have a lot. I mean, a lot. But hey, keep voting to give me more.

Errr... What???
I'm AUSTRALIAN. I haven't voted for a bloody thing for you.
Also, if you feel guilty about how "well off" you are you can give some of that wealth to charity WITHOUT the government enforcing rules to TAKE it off of you.

BTW:
I don't need a damn thing from the likes of you. I am quite well off thank-you very much.

I, personally, don't give a rats arse who is the POTUS.
The laughs come from the cry-baby, sooky lala, sour grapes losers.
Adjust your own "tantrum throwing" attitudes because you didn't get your way and the LOLZ disappear.

Trump hates you guys too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
30. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 15, 2017, 01:23 jdreyer
 
NamecaF wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 22:31:
You Americans deserve the shit pile you've found yourselves in. It's hilarious.

Don't forget that a majority of us didn't vote for this current dilemma.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
29. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 15, 2017, 01:22 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 21:32:
ventry wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 20:31:
Cutter wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 19:09:
Only idiots use chestnuts like that.

Ah! That 'ol chestnut:

[whiny voice] "It's all too hard so, others must give me stuff to solve my problems because... reasons" [/whiny voice]

Clown.

It's funny. I advocate for people to take things from someone such as myself and give it to those that need, such as you.

You keep voting to give me more. Which makes no sense. I have a lot. I mean, a lot. But hey, keep voting to give me more.

Uh, I'm supporting 4 people on my salary. Feel free to send me anything you don't need. I'll use it to put my very smart kids through college.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
27. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 15, 2017, 00:47 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 22:01:
all because our whore senators and congressmen allows themselves to be bribed for a fucking lollypop and an AT&T Reece's coffee mug

I had to fix that for you.

I hope you'll still find it so funny when your ISP of No-Choice slows your access to something you find interesting to a fucking crawl, unless you buy another "website pass" for xx amount of dollars per month.

Also, when it blocks all his porn because porn is "against the Christian values of our company."
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
26. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 15, 2017, 00:42 jdreyer
 
NicklePop wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 21:24:
I'm Republican-ish: definitely opposed.

Understand the argument for it though, which is basically "get out of our face government" and allow the free market (which is proven since 1300) to create innovation and wealth for the entire population.

Some thing will rise and kill price gauging by offering a cheaper alternative.

I guess I semi-agree with it LOL

Well "Free Market" <> monopoly, so there's that. ISPs are regional monopolies and duopolies. That's the basic problem. If there were 10 ISPs in each region, you wouldn't need much (if any) regulation, since competition would create customer-focused products (as opposed to the current corporation-focused products, poor customer service, and harvesting mode).

EDIT: Also what Creston said in such detail.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Free Weekend and Homefront for Free
6. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Free Weekend and Homefront for Free Dec 15, 2017, 00:36 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 23:01:
I played through Homefront: The Revolution a month or two ago; I'd picked it up from one of the sales.

It's pretty good, but suffers from a bit of consolitis. You have all these interesting guns, and of course you can only carry three of them at a time, and one has to be the pistol.

It would have been 5 times better as a game without that restriction, but what can you do.

So... the same restriction as BF: Bad Company 2 and Call of Duty and Far Cry and a bunch of other games?
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Launches Private Division
7. Re: Take-Two Launches Private Label Dec 14, 2017, 21:12 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 17:57:
Private Label. For Gamers who like Whine.

I was going to say, Private Label sounds more appropriate for a whiskey or pr0n company.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 14, 2017, 20:46 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 18:16:
And the vote went down party lines, whodathunkit

Interestingly, not even Repubs wanted this. WaPo had a story a couple of days ago that even 75% of Republicans were opposed.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Free Weekend and Homefront for Free
4. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Free Weekend and Homefront for Free Dec 14, 2017, 20:40 jdreyer
 
Heh, I forgot to pickup the free Home front from Humble the other day, so I had better remember tonight.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
10. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 14, 2017, 20:31 jdreyer
 
greatgooglymunga wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 19:51:
>It's mind boggling just how dumb and gullible
many of the gamers on this site are- those who pontificate and proclaim as though they've sat in legislative session and made law. far more mind-boggling than the gravemen of these exaggerations and infantile assumptions about political parties/affiliations.

learn constructive humility- perhaps then you will be open to learning something new- perhaps then you'll be wise enough to stop all of the impotent political spleen-venting on this gaming site.

1. One need not have made a movie in order to critique one.

2. When one is suggesting to others to "learn constructive humility" it behooves one not to attack others' assumptions as "infantile."

3. As for political spleen venting, it is precisely within a thread titled "Legal Briefs" that users should be doing so in order to keep the rest of the site largely politics-free.

4. When a large portion of the electorate are manipulated into continually voting against their self interest, " dumb and gullible" does not seem an inappropriate description.
 
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