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Signed On Aug 16, 2005, 21:56
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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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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 9, 2017, 14:05 ldonyo
 
Disney's big bet had better be a whole lot of zero-rating agreements with ISP's or it won't matter whose tech they've got up their sleeves.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 4, 2017, 15:43 ldonyo
 
Verno wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 14:51:
It's been no problem to find pre-sale stock so I'm not sure its selling that well, unless their distribution chain is just that robust. All of their language has been vague PR stuff about it, no specific figures. They put out a "limited edition" which sold out quickly but any new tech toy sells out at launch. Hell the Wii U sold out at launch for awhile.

The most powerful console EVAR...to play Cuphead and Minecraft on. Well done guys.

There have now been two separate waves of pre-ordering. The first sold out very quickly, which is why they added a second one.

The hardware upgrade is very nice, especially if you have a non-S version. My only complaint with the new hardware is that they're still using tiny drives internally. I have 6TB of external space on my current Xbox One, so that won't be an issue, but it still bothers me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 4, 2017, 15:38 ldonyo
 
Creston wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 14:25:
It's important because we nee... OH WILL SOMEONE PLEASE BUY AN XBOX??? PLLEEEEAASSEE.

It still baffles me that the XboXOneX (Triple X Bone?) is apparently pre-selling so well. I mean, what are you poor schmucks who are pre-ordering one going to play on it?
I don't know who the schmucks are to which you are referring, oh bitter one, but here's what I plan to play on mine when I get it:

4K Blu-ray movies, Blu-ray movies up-converted to 4K, all of my Xbox One games, many of my Xbox 360 games, and some Xbox games because they're now backward compatible.
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon Virtual Tickets
8. Re: BlizzCon Virtual Tickets Sep 14, 2017, 17:27 ldonyo
 
I'd get a ticket if they'd let me use virtual money.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 6, 2017, 15:51 ldonyo
 
If anyone other than Verizon had even a half-assed signal where I live, I would switch in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, the closest anyone gets is eighth-assed, which is T-Mobile, or sixteenth-assed, which is a tie between AT&T and Sprint, both of whom required playing a form of Hide-and-Go-Seek to find a signal while remaining indoors. T-Mobile just has a weak-to-suddenly-nonexistent signal, with random bits of decent connection scattered here and there.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 6, 2017, 15:34 ldonyo
 
Mid-term elections aren't that far off and a lot of folks up for re-election would like to be able to say they helped pass a law "to protect children" and "stop the purveyors of sex", especially if they're in Midwestern or Southern states. This law won't end up doing anything but moving the crimes to somewhere else on the Internet while driving many Internet companies out of business.  
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News Comments > Tim Willits Calls QUAKE Design Dispute "Silly"
6. Re: Tim Willits Calls QUAKE Design Dispute Sep 5, 2017, 11:33 ldonyo
 
Is he friends with the guy that thinks he invented email?  
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