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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Labor Day Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 4, 2017, 23:48 Cutter
 
Tom wrote on Sep 4, 2017, 19:51:
There are plenty of jobs not suited to automation. Automation need not result in people being out of work. Automation gives people the opportunity to work in less mindless, more rewarding fields. Those who reject this opportunity are responsible for the consequences of doing so.

Actually most work is suited to automation and/or a combination of that and AI. So many people think white collar jobs won't be affected but they will, everything from doctor to lawyer to advertising exec, accountant, etc. are all easily replaceable too. Tell me what these plenty of jobs are that aren't suited to automation - realizing of course how many and what percentage of people work in the fields you name. No, it'll obviously never cover all of it, but most of it, yeah, and that's the problem. At least - least - 75% of ALL work today will be replaceable in one form or another. Hell, I'd actually like to see a lot of those aforementioned white collar jobs replaced as you know you're getting way more complete and much better objective analysis and results.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Microtransactions?
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 4, 2017, 23:41 Cutter
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 4, 2017, 16:14:
Cutter wrote on Sep 4, 2017, 14:22:
Why doesn't the community make it's own skins with the editor like all good PC games (used to do)? Oh wait!

Multiplayer would be nothing but neon green TankJR's with massive tits and robo-dong, that's why.

Yeah but think of all the great things that come from editors and a good community. Look how much more awesome games like Quake and UT were with hook, CTF, etc. All the player made stuff for CS. All the things for games like Skyrim, etc. If that sort of thing was available for Destiny I'd consider giving it a go. As it is, it's a walled garden that you pay a premium for, than half as much again for the season pass, and micro transactions to boot. Um no. Fuck that noise. I have less than zero interest in supporting this sort of scheisse and it pisses me off that other people will reward those cockbags anyway. Just one more reason I hate people.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 4, 2017, 15:00 Cutter
 
Happy Labbour Day, Comrades!

Fucking clickbait! From the article....

"If it is a black hole"

Theorizing it's a black hole is very different from discovering a black hole.


 
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News Comments > Labor Day Tech Bits
1. Re: Labor Day Tech Bits Sep 4, 2017, 14:36 Cutter
 
Musk is completely off the mark with his paranoia about AI - for the wrong reasons. More likely what we'll see as neural networks and robotics proliferate is global mass unemployment and poverty which is what will foment revolution that ends in WWIII. Without a means of supporting all the billions out of work that's exactly what will happen. And the planet is adding half a billion people per year. It doesn't look good.


 
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News Comments > The Witcher Turning 10
2. Re: The Witcher Turning 10 Sep 4, 2017, 14:23 Cutter
 
So weird that I didn't care much for 1 & 2 but 3 is my fave game of all time now.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Microtransactions?
1. Re: Destiny 2 Microtransactions? Sep 4, 2017, 14:22 Cutter
 
Why doesn't the community make it's own skins with the editor like all good PC games (used to do)? Oh wait!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2017, 23:34 Cutter
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:32:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:13:
Welcome to last year Cutter.

Doesn't he live in the past?

Well I have to, or I have to live in the Idiocracy of the now with idiots like you. The future's so dull you have to wear a dunce cap.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2017, 23:33 Cutter
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:13:
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:53:
Holy shit, check out this game coming to GOG. Art and music is based on all those insane old cartoons from the 1930s.

Cuphead

Welcome to last year Cutter.

And how the hell am I supposed to keep on every bit of news on the planet? Don't be snarky.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2017, 16:53 Cutter
 
Holy shit, check out this game coming to GOG. Art and music is based on all those insane old cartoons from the 1930s.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2017, 11:51 Cutter
 
Fat and carbs are bullshit boogeymen, and always have been. The problem was an asshole named Ancel Keys who started all this nonsense because he was in the pocket of the (food) oil companies who wanted to sell more vegetable oil. The real villain has always been refined sugar, and to a lesser degree, salt. Those two things alone are responsible for the overwhelming majority of our dietary health woes. On TVO (Ontario's PBS) there was a documentary on 2 weeks ago that illustrated how this all came about, Cholesterol: The Great Bluff. Make sure to give it a watch as the deception that unfolded is absolutely breathtaking in its scope.

And this is an amazing article about John Yudkin, whom they talk about in the afoementioned documentary as well. The sugar lobby is ostensibly the most powerful lobby in the world and they easily spend the most - and have since the 50s - on political lobbying around the globe.

The Sugar Conspiracy

“If only a small fraction of what we know about the effects of sugar were to be revealed in relation to any other material used as a food additive,” wrote Yudkin, “that material would promptly be banned.” The book did well, but Yudkin paid a high price for it. Prominent nutritionists combined with the food industry to destroy his reputation, and his career never recovered. He died, in 1995, a disappointed, largely forgotten man."

Any diet that advocates extremes - eat this or that type food and exclude everything else - is wrong, plain and simple. Sure you'll lose weight, but at the expense of your overall health. We're omnivores for a reason. We evolved to eat meat, dairy, veg, fruit, and starches for lots of good reasons. Most food actually works better when working in conjunction with each other. That's simply how nature rounded things out otherwise everything we need would have evolved in a single piece of food that we only ever need. You're far better off fasting - restriced caloric intake - on something like The Fast Diet - See the BBC Dr. Michael Mosley's documentary here, Eat, Fast, and Live Longer.

Lastly how we eat and how much are just as crucial. Things like smoothies and juice and supplements are all bullshit. They turn intrinsic sugar into extrinsic sugar and you only net about 1% of the total nutritional properties of them as opposed to just eating fruit and veg whole. That's because it takes time for your stomach to break down the fiber, and while that's happening it's extracting all the good stuff. Smoothies, etc. on the other hand just shoot through your stomach into the intestines where the acid just quickly kills everything off so it doesn't have time to convent and enter the blood stream.

Everything in this life, be it diet, or politics, or religion, etc. can be put down to the Goldilocks philosophy...extremes are bad. We don't want things, too hot, too cold, but just right. Or as Michael Pollan put it as it applies to food, "Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly vegetables."

I've just been getting into whole bowl meals myself as they're easy and great all rounders. This is the sort of stuff people should be eating.

Whole Bowls: Complete Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day (I don't care about gluten, as that whole issue is jive as well unless you're a celiac)

Bowls!: Recipes and Inspirations for Healthful One-Dish Meals (Shit, just look at the cover and tell me that doesn't look nummers!)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Signals Sep 2, 2017, 18:49 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 2, 2017, 17:07:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 2, 2017, 14:02:
The entire article is about how all scientists agree that it's not aliens and that invoking aliens is lazy journalism.

So.. yeah. I guess I agree with that

Well, yeah, but that's not the goal. It's clickbait.

Yes, but if said scientists want continued funding they need to learn to play the game. Never forget the wisdom of The Right Stuff, "No bucks. No Buck Rogers."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2017, 12:15 Cutter
 
Yeah, had to dig out my comforter too as it was awfully nipply last night. Almost turned on my fireplace too. It's supposed to be 20C/10C all week (+/-+ so that's not too bad but that's definitely quite cool in the evenings. I'm pretty stoked though. Got a whole heap of scrap wood I've been sitting on for the last 3 years and I'm going to burn it all in my new little firepit this fall. So looking forward to sitting out on some fall nights in a sweater having a few cocktails listening to music about fires whilst watching fire. Because I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter....  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 2, 2017, 12:07 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Sep 2, 2017, 10:48:
Why on earth would you ever put your PHONE NUMBER on a social media website???

Why would anyone vote for Trump? People are stupid.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 1, 2017, 20:32 Cutter
 
Juice and smoothies are a complete waste of money anyway.
 
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News Comments > JCB Pioneer: Mars Early Access
1. Re: JCB Pioneer: Mars Early Access Sep 1, 2017, 20:22 Cutter
 
Member JVC VHS recorders?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2017, 18:12 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:06:
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:54:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:42:
Hey y'all. I'm looking for some glasses I can wear to magnify my monitor so I can put the text smaller and get more screen real estate.

Any suggestions?

Get glasses from eyebuydirect dawt com. I've bought 2 pairs from them so far and I'm super happy with them.


Sorry, I wasn't more precise in my issue: I don't wear glasses at all, don't have a prescription and don't really need one. But focusing on things close is getting more difficult now that my eyes are almost 50 years old. I can read my Kindle without reading glasses, but it's much easier and more relaxing to do so with reading glasses these days, so I do. So I was looking for something I could use with my monitor, as it's just out of range for reading glasses.

They have computer glasses that filter blue light. Or just get a pair of readers from a dollar store or drug store. Weakest ones should do you fine.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Character and CE Unveiled
8. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Character and CE Unveiled Sep 1, 2017, 18:10 Cutter
 
Bone color? Tee hee.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2017, 11:54 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:42:
Hey y'all. I'm looking for some glasses I can wear to magnify my monitor so I can put the text smaller and get more screen real estate.

Any suggestions?

Get glasses from eyebuydirect dawt com. I've bought 2 pairs from them so far and I'm super happy with them.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2017, 11:51 Cutter
 
There's a very slim chance the planets are habitable.

And they're 39 light years from earth. So what fuckin' good are they?

Can't wait to wear all white tomorrow!
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Trailer
9. Re: Destiny 2 Trailer Sep 1, 2017, 11:45 Cutter
 
bigspender wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 04:44:
I really did not enjoy the beta. Their first few Halo games were far better. They had a tone, a palette and they were focused. The guns were fun.

Destiny 2 just had too much of everything. It was like a child attempting to cook. The intro was just explosions and yelling.

Story is completely ton deaf, going from silly funny to serious and back and forth.

There was also something really off with the performance - my frame counter said it was over 100fps most of the time, but it felt like 30fps the way things moved around and the way the mouse felt.

And the game-play was just boring, and unchallenging. The guns felt pretty average. Weirdly enough the pistols were the most powerful weapons?

Spot on assessment. Except performance was fine on my rig. And yeah, as a hunter I ended up just using pistols and sniper rifles. Gameplay is definitely all grindy meh, I concur.
 
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