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Real Name Karl J. S.   
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Nickname swedishfriend
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Description Smart, loving and confident.
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Signed On Jun 29, 2005, 17:37
Total Comments 189 (Novice)
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
10. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 17, 2013, 00:52 swedishfriend
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 06:03:
Another reason to not jump on the bandwagon with the new consoles right away. At least on a PC I don't have to worry about proprietary interfaces. Problem will be if you lay out big money for a good headset on a console now, you will probably not be able to use the same on a PC, how ridiculous.

It is the proprietary gaming headsets that won't work right away. There is a regular headphone plug on the PS4 controller and the PS4 will work with standard bluetooth devices. Also there is an optical out in addition to the hdmi.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2013, 23:57 swedishfriend
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 13:00:
KS wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 12:14:
InBlack wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 10:43:
That Pot Smoker link is horrible. Its a chart, a damn unreadable one at that and one that doesnt answer the question 'why' or even attempt to. Waste of my five minutes. Bah!

Exactly, it doesn't say why, and just draws a correlation. A better title would leave out "why".

Yeah, while colorful and visually appealing, it does a poor job of presenting its information. If you look very carefully you'll notice three main reasons current pot smokers are thinner:
1. They are younger by a wide margin.
2. They don't drink nearly as much (the pot is a substitute for alcohol)
3. They smoke a lot more, and tobacco is an appetite suppressor.

According to the chart:
1. more than half the current users are over 29. About 4/5ths of the previous users are over 29

2. Current users drink much more alcohol than non-users

3. Yes they are more likely to use tobacco.

They are also more likely to exercise than the non-users.

Plus you will burn more calories while high.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
72. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 14, 2013, 20:48 swedishfriend
 
Creston wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 10:30:
Good work, government. Really, just a job WELL FUCKING DONE. Vote yourselves another raise, you clearly deserve it.

Please everybody, vote all these fucking incumbents out of office at the next election(s).

To be fair: any website that cost a lot of money works like shit. The more money spent seems to be a direct indicator of how much it will suck. A site by a major media company will be much worse at finding and playing back a TV show than a fansite would be. Every time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
70. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 14, 2013, 20:38 swedishfriend
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 11:28:
Necrophob wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 11:08:
Creston wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 10:30:
Good work, government. Really, just a job WELL FUCKING DONE. Vote yourselves another raise, you clearly deserve it.

Please everybody, vote all these fucking incumbents out of office at the next election(s).

I wish it was so easy, but remember, the only idiot you have the power to vote out is YOUR idiot You have no control over all of the other idiots in the House, and their districts are usually so gerrymandered that they have no fear of losing. I saw a statistic on The Daily Show the other day that mentioned that there is a 91% incumbency rate in the House. An MSNBC article mentions that Congressional approval is down to 5%...

Meanwhile Obama's approval is down to a record low of 37%, even lower than Bush's rating at this point in his presidency. When Bush finally reached it after 6 years the liberal dominated media celebrated. Now it's not even being reported by those same hypocrites.

Most polls put Obama's approval around 50%. Maybe that is why the lower number isn't reported? What media is liberal? Even public TV and radio leans right for years now. Are you talking about media in other countries? About 25% of the American public are completely sold on the propaganda and keeps repeating it in the face of all evidence while the rest of the world scratches their heads.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue, affleck. Aug 25, 2013, 12:16 swedishfriend
 
Ben Affleck as Batman? Seems a good fit. This is the least amount of internet outrage I have seen over any casting in any comic book based film so that is a good sign. Paycheck showed he can do fight scenes, plenty of high level dramatic acting... Don't see the problem.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
9. Re: Saturday Mobilization Aug 25, 2013, 12:09 swedishfriend
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Aug 25, 2013, 03:10:
This is a payoff to textbook companies to kill the used textbook market. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool.

Maybe they are just trying to save money and to attract students? Paper books don't need a conspiracy to be killed off they would need a conspiracy to stay in use.
 
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News Comments > id Hiring a Design Director
16. Re: id Hiring a Design Director Aug 24, 2013, 03:11 swedishfriend
 
Me and my friend Tom should do this job together. How the fuck does one make that happen? The knowledge and skills between the two of us and how well we work together seems too perfect.  
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News Comments > Everybody's Gone To The Rapture PS4
15. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 02:39 swedishfriend
 
Indie developers usually don't release on multiple platforms at the same time anyways. Also Sony seems to have many indie games with launch-first-on-Sony exclusives that leave a future for other platforms wide open.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs -Bradley Manning Aug 23, 2013, 00:31 swedishfriend
 
Is it weird that upon reading the Bradley Manning link the theme music from M.A.S.H. played in my head?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 9, 2013, 14:16 swedishfriend
 
Hyatus wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 11:50:
lol. Creston thinks married people have sex.
Poor Hyatus must be in a terrible marriage and doesn't want to feel alone in his misery.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
18. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 8, 2013, 23:36 swedishfriend
 
This is the first time they are saying a headset is included. Up until now they have been telling people they should use the kinect instead.  
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News Comments > Crytek Sites Breached
24. Re: Crytek Sites Breached Aug 4, 2013, 12:29 swedishfriend
 
Any company's site can be hacked. It isn't a matter of the target caring or how much security they use. It is a matter of does someone with enough skills want to hack it or not.  
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News Comments > QuakeCon 2013: Two Carmack Talks & Tourneys Announced
8. Re: QuakeCon 2013: Two Carmack Talks & Tourneys Announced Jul 23, 2013, 21:10 swedishfriend
 
Rage had great shooter mechanics and was solid all around. I loved how each scenario could play out a million different ways depending on how I approached it. Nothing feels like an Id shooter, Rage, Doom3, quake2, etc. all had that great feeling.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
36. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 15, 2013, 20:00 swedishfriend
 
Julio wrote on Jul 15, 2013, 19:23:
I just love all the Microsoft news, the sheer incompetence just keeps going and going. If the Xbone sells as poorly as I think it will, plenty of developers can just do the PS4 version (and maybe the WiiU) and skip Xbone entirely.

The pre-orders must be greatly in favour of PS4. First they reverse on the DRM and now they might change the hardware? After they announced final specs? How little time will developers have to make adjustments?
 
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News Comments > Watch_Dogs Engine Features
4. Re: Watch_Dogs Engine Features Jul 6, 2013, 13:22 swedishfriend
 
So, according to the article the PS4 version will look better than the 180 but they are trying to get it as close as possible. They used to say similar things about the PS3 compared to the 360. Now MS is on the other side of those conversations. PC will rule at least at the super high-end.  
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News Comments > Brain Overclocking Headset
9. Re: Brain Overclocking Headset Jul 5, 2013, 12:42 swedishfriend
 
Low energy stimulation of the brain isn't crazy and it works. I have no idea how they could make a consumer version since you have to hit just the right areas of the brain. I would suggest playing zone mode in Wipeout HD instead. That will speed up you brain safely and effectively.  
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News Comments > Bethesda on Franchises: Dishonored Yes; RAGE TBD
8. Re: Bethesda on Franchises: Dishonored Yes; RAGE TBD Jul 5, 2013, 12:37 swedishfriend
 
Rage was a critical success and was fun to play. Didn't make enough money so who knows. It played great and I liked the unpredictable enemies and the way they could get around the environment so you could play each encounter hundreds of different ways. It felt a bit like an older game the way it was set up but was so solid and played so great that I loved it anyways.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation, Mark Cerny Jul 1, 2013, 21:32 swedishfriend
 
Great talk! lots of history from atari to sega to playstation. Cerny is a genius who has had his hands on so much of arcade and console history.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
11. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 28, 2013, 02:35 swedishfriend
 
NeOCidE wrote on Jun 28, 2013, 00:19:
nin wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 21:22:
True story: After I discovered my 360 power supply was dead last night, I logged into live through a web browser...and changed my message to my PSN ID.

Amen.

I've enjoyed my 360...but the hardware issues have been a curse for me. I'm on my 5th box due to RROD. Fans are noisy and DVD drive is clunky.

As it happens I'm going PS4 this time, although I did get burned with 1st gen PS3 Bluray drive crapping out on me.

If anyone had any sense, they'd wait to see if XBone does indeed have the reliability issues of past times.


Lower power components this time should mean less chance of overheating and both will use blu-ray drives which have have been around for a long time. Therefore I am hopeful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
27. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 27, 2013, 19:25 swedishfriend
 
Verno wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 11:27:
nin wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 10:59:
Yep. But we need their fuckups (and improvements) to keep the competition in line.

Yep exactly. Back in 2006 this was Sony with the supreme arrogance, talking down to the consumer, expensive console and etc. They went from selling 150 million PS2s and kicking Xbox ass to selling half that figure in a single generation, they also lost a lot of money along the way. That competition has been directly cited by Jack Tretton and other Sony executives as the reason they rethought their strategies this time.

They might be even more stubborn than Sony but eventually Microsoft will be forced to listen.

Except MS is 17 times as big a company as Sony (maybe that is money on hand or market cap, not sure). MS can afford to do most anything while Sony can afford very few mistakes at the moment.
 
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