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Signed On Aug 16, 2005, 21:56
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 16, 2018, 11:04 ldonyo
 
They claim it is to match the URL against their blacklist, but said blacklist could be included with the extension and checked locally. Yes, the user would need to keep the list updated, unless it can be pushed out, but that would make the extension faster and remove the "phone home" aspect.  
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News Comments > Remastered The Bard's Tale Trilogy Kicks Off Next Week
3. Re: Remastered The Bard's Tale Trilogy Kicks Off Next Week Aug 7, 2018, 14:56 ldonyo
 
Prez wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 10:28:
This isn't the first time the Bard's Tale has been resurrected. I know I played reboot around the early 2000's.
That "reboot" was a grotesque "re-imagining" of a legendary game and had absolutely nothing but the name in common with the original.

I no longer have my C64 copies of the trilogy, but I do have DOS versions as part of a game compilation package from the late 90's.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
10. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 1, 2018, 15:39 ldonyo
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 1, 2018, 01:42:
I'd like to see the Venn diagram of toxic male gamers and supporters of Stand Your Ground laws.
One circle with lots of dots would be my guess. Would also match up well with owners of overly-raised 4x4 pickups, I'll bet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 3, 2018, 12:31 ldonyo
 
I haven't purchased a CD from Best Buy since 2010. Hell, I barely think of Best Buy for anything anymore. Their selection sucks and their prices aren't far behind in suckage.

I purchased CDs from Amazon just two weeks ago. I also buy vinyl records from Amazon, as well as directly from a band via their website or record company. I do this because I like to be able to listen to my music on any device I choose and can rip a CD or an album into any format I wish.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 25, 2018, 14:54 ldonyo
 
We need far more doctors like Dr. Prasad and far fewer acolytes of Big Pharma.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 22, 2018, 15:08 ldonyo
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 22, 2018, 12:32:
The fact that was only a 5-4 vote is even more deeply troubling. It should have been unanimous.
We have to take what we can get, because this just might be it for several years to come.
 
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News Comments > WHO Classifies "Gaming Disorder"
10. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 13:21 ldonyo
 
Create a new "disorder" in order to get funds to do studies to find out if it is actually a disorder? Sounds like someone is pimping for cash from "interested parties".  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 28, 2018, 18:45 ldonyo
 
All of Facebook's problems are systemic, and self-inflicted.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 4, 2018, 13:06 ldonyo
 
Xbox Live Rewards isn't getting a makeover, it's getting replaced with Microsoft Rewards.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 3, 2018, 12:55 ldonyo
 
"Valuation" is the wrong word for the total value of all shares of a company's stock. "Pipe Dream" or "Full Con" are closer to the truth, especially with IPO's of companies that haven't made much, if anything, to date.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 27, 2018, 11:34 ldonyo
 
It's not that Facebook stops looking for you, I don't buy that at all, but Facebook will stop telling you about photos you're in, unless you've been tagged, if you turn their facial recognition off.

Oh, and Zuck, no, Facebook users didn't agree to have you leave their data available to third parties without you knowing they had access to it. That's a data breach, whether you want to call it one or not, and it should be treated as one by every state and Federal law that applies.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH on April 24th
3. Re: BATTLETECH on April 24th Mar 27, 2018, 11:25 ldonyo
 
chickenboo wrote on Mar 27, 2018, 11:10:
please be good
My sentiments, as well.
 
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News Comments > Epic Releases $12M Worth of Paragon Content
13. Re: Epic Releases $12M Worth of Paragon Content Mar 20, 2018, 13:29 ldonyo
 
Jivaro wrote on Mar 19, 2018, 21:39:
I have no doubt that Epic benefits from this somehow but that doesn't change the fact that it's a very cool thing to do.
They do, because you have to use UE4 to make any use of the content. Since Epic licenses UE4, they're hoping to sell more licenses and/or get more games developed that they'll get a cut of
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 9, 2018, 11:32 ldonyo
 
The Senate banking bill would also allow banks to go back to the same toxic practices that led to the 2008 mortgage meltdown and remove the few safeguards left from Dodd-Frank. That should allow the upcoming crisis to hit faster, hit harder, and last longer than the 2008 debacle.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2018, 11:44 ldonyo
 
The people that ought to be arrested are the ones pushing this toxic combination as a cure. Preying on the desperate is about as despicable as you can get.  
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News Comments > GDC Reconsidering Bushnell Award After Backlash
7. Re: GDC Reconsidering Bushnell Award After Backlash Jan 31, 2018, 13:05 ldonyo
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 31, 2018, 11:57:
Oh this is just horseshit. Without Nolan Bushnell, we wouldn't be where we are today with either hardware or software. Revisionist history just needs to stop.
They aren't revising anything, they're asking that the 1970s be viewed through today's societal lens. It isn't remotely like McCarthyism, because it isn't the Federal government doing the judging of what is now deemed inappropriate behavior. It is pretty ridiculous, though.

What Atari did in their own offices 40+ years ago with consenting adults should have no bearing on the award Nolan is being given. If that were a criteria by which any "tech founder" award were to be judged, no company started in the last 100 years or more would ever receive a reward. Apple was a terrible place to work in the beginning and IBM was a boys' club for decades, just to mention a couple of other innovators that would be dinged for their behavior if viewed through the same lens.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 31, 2018, 10:14 ldonyo
 
The FCC believes there is a competitive broadband market, too, so what they think really doesn't mean anything.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 9, 2018, 10:19 ldonyo
 
Meanwhile, the Mango Moron's FCC wants to lower the definition of broadband from 25mbps so that they can then claim a larger portion of the country not only has access to "broadband", but competition, as well.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 16, 2017, 12:17 ldonyo
 
Already experienced Walmart's pricing strategy looking for a heated throw for my sister-in-law. $27 online, $20 in-store. Got lucky this time, since I hadn't bought it yet. I'll end up buying more from Amazon now, though, since I compare prices online before ever considering getting in the car and going shopping.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Oct 26, 2017, 16:37 ldonyo
 
Congress does the exact same thing!  
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