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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
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > The Repopulation Sold; To be Repopulated
14. Re: The Repopulation Sold; To be Repopulated Jan 17, 2017, 00:43 jdreyer
 
@ Everyone: Laugh

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 00:12 jdreyer
 
Simon Says wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 21:37:
Seems like a perfect time for this shameless plug:

The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression

You'll never fix the economic system until you fix the political system. There's no incentive for laws or change to benefit the common person when it's making so much money for corporations and elites, and the people making the laws rely on rich people to get reelected.

Certainly you've read this.

"A proposed policy change with low support among economically elite Americans (one-out-of-five in favour) is adopted only about 18% of the time," they write, "while a proposed change with high support (four-out-of-five in favour) is adopted about 45% of the time."
On the other hand:
When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organised interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 22:12 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 16:47:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 14:26:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:58:
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:43:
snip the sky is falling snip
the end of the world has been predicted since the dawn of man, glad to see the denizens of bluesnews have finally caught up.

Things had been getting better until a few decades ago. Trends are currently in the other direction, like that story the other day about how millennials are making 20% less than their parents at the same point.

And it all stems back to Reagan's tax cuts. Middle class grew when the upper class was heavily taxed, has shrunk back to where it was in the 30s when those taxes were drastically reduced.

I keep beating that horse, yet some people still refuse to admit there's a very direct correlation between how much those at the top are allowed to keep and how much everyone else takes home.

Combine all that cash with the way we fund elections, and it's no doubt that things are so heavily tipped in favor of large corporations and the top 1% of wage earners.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2017, 22:07 jdreyer
 
@ Red Cross, could you be more stupid? Spend your money helping people not on lawyers.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 14:26 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:58:
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:43:
snip the sky is falling snip
the end of the world has been predicted since the dawn of man, glad to see the denizens of bluesnews have finally caught up.

Things had been getting better until a few decades ago. Trends are currently in the other direction, like that story the other day about how millennials are making 20% less than their parents at the same point.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Jan 16, 2017, 14:18 jdreyer
 
This Reddit is going to generate a lot of popcorn sales.

Popcorn
 
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11. Re: etc. Jan 16, 2017, 14:11 jdreyer
 
Frijoles wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:00:

I just have to live long enough for it to leave copyright Gabe to sell Steam to Disney so they can restart the franchise with JJ Abrams Cliffy B. Hopefully the world hasn't ended by then.

Fixed.
 
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10. Re: etc. Jan 16, 2017, 14:07 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 13:01:
El Pit wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:52:
Reddit User 1: Soooo... for when can we expect the release of Half-Life 3?
GN: No comment. Next.
Reddit User 2: Hi Gabe! How is Half-Life 3 coming along?
GN: *sighs* No. Next.
Reddit User 3: Will Half-Life 3 be a direct continu...
GN: Next!
Reddit User 4: Why is there no episode 3 of Ha...
GN: Fuck this! NEXT!!
Reddit User 5: When can we expect... *pause* hats...
GN: Yes! Go on!
Reddit User 5: ...for Half-Life 3?
GN: GODDAMMIT! *leaves the chat*
Imagine if Gabe was oranger and CNN was asking the questions.

I got a good chuckle out of both of these.
 
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News Comments > Unforgiven VR Early Access Next Month
5. Re: Unforgiven VR Early Access Next Month Jan 16, 2017, 14:03 jdreyer
 
Not a western, but I've heard Super Hot VR is awesome.  
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News Comments > Unforgiven VR Early Access Next Month
4. Re: Unforgiven VR Early Access Next Month Jan 16, 2017, 14:02 jdreyer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 10:51:
Looks interesting. Though the title choice is lame as fuck. Ripping off the title of one of the best westerns ever made is lame as fuck.

Makes me wonder if they'll get a C & D for using that name. Pretty sure I'd get one for making a WW2 shooter called "Saving Private Ryan."

 
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News Comments > The Repopulation Sold; To be Repopulated
6. Re: The Repopulation Sold; To be Repopulated Jan 16, 2017, 13:58 jdreyer
 
I played Repopulation last night with my wife.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 15, 2017, 13:13 jdreyer
 
Just 15?  
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced
60. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced Jan 14, 2017, 17:33 jdreyer
 
Cheese wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 18:14:
I know its a different game and license but I would like to see a update to Heavy Gear..

Your dream come true?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2017, 14:22 jdreyer
 
Millennials earn 20% less than Boomers did at same stage of life.

So many reasons for this, many of which are fairly easily fixable:

1. Hate on unions, but this is what they did: kept salaries decent for both union and nonunion alike.

2. Wages driven down by outsourcing and H1-Bs.

3. Shifting the tax burden from the rich to the middle and lower classes. Remember the 90% tax bracket?

4. ALL increase in wages created by increased American worker productivity have gone to the top 1%. That's not hyperbole, the average US wage has increased less than 1% relative to inflation for the last 35 years. 35 YEARS.

5. Minimum wage not being adjusted for inflation (and probably being too low at its peak). It's currently 25% lower than peak.

6. Expanded use of "contractors" and temp workers and the decline of full time employees.

 
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News Comments > Magic: The Gathering Digital Plans
6. Re: Magic: The Gathering Digital Plans Jan 14, 2017, 14:02 jdreyer
 
How will this project differ from the Planeswalker games?  
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Plans
38. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans Jan 14, 2017, 06:23 jdreyer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 05:49:
Slick wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 05:34:
Just because their online store was a flop, and they run any game studio they buy into the ground, doesn't mean that they haven't also paved the way for the awesomeness of PC gaming that we enjoy today. So a little context might be healthy, is all I'm saying.

Im very aware of how much Microsoft did in the 90s with regards to consolidating their position on the market as the premier gaming OS (both with MSDos and later Win95, DirectX etc). It's all true, up to the point they decided to dive into the console gaming business with the Xbox. Since than it was one step forward, two steps back with regards to gaming on the PC. Perhaps they are truly going back to their roots and making a serious effort in that direction but so far all of their attempts in the last 5 years or so have been mostly media stunts. (Shit like GFWL, the PC gaming alliance etc.)

Let's just wait and see.

The fact that PC gaming is thriving is despite efforts on Microsoft's part to lock shit down.

Steam is much more responsible for the current state of PC gaming than MS.

The one thing I'll give them kudos on is Direct X. They've done a decent job, sans competition, to keep improving it.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Plans
25. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans Jan 14, 2017, 02:02 jdreyer
 
Our goal is to make Windows 10 the best Windows ever for gaming. With the Creators Update, we’re introducing a new feature called Game Mode. *



* Only functions with games purchased through the Microsoft Windows Apps Store.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Plans
24. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 14, 2017, 01:59 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 22:29:
Windows has audio dropouts, stuttering, freezing, audio/video artefacts, and just general sketchyness in a real-time live performance environment


Like basically any time Windows tries to access the hard drive.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 14, 2017, 01:47 jdreyer
 
Hmm, we always cable-lock our laptops.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2017, 01:45 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 14:51:
Epipen two-pack prices,
- $600 (brand name)
- $300 (a generic)

Impax two-pack authorized generic,
- $110 ("brand")
- $10 (coupon for qualifying patients)

$600 vs $10. That right there is why the free market works for healthcare! Let companies see a need and then fill that need like what Impax Laboratories and CVS did.

The problem for drugs like the Epipen and Daraphim isn't the free market. These drugs are out of patent, so in theory there shouldn't be a monopoly. There should be multiple different ones to choose from.

There's something else at work keeping out new entrants. Maybe it's the costs and regulation of bringing a cheap generic to market. Maybe there's some collusion going on between the few pharma companies out there. Maybe it's lack of profit for the effort, or fear of sparking a price war with other products.

I agree that once certain drug patents expire, the government needs to get into this business, instead of relying on the private market to fill the gap.
 
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