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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Dec 19, 2016, 20:40 Cutter
 
SuiSq was terrible, so no wonder they cancelled it. So you could play a chick with a gun? A black guy with a gun? An aussie with a boomerang? Croc, who just beats people up? Or fire guy, the gangster chicano. Yeah, pass.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Video
45. Re: Star Citizen Video Dec 19, 2016, 16:49 Cutter
 
grudgebearer wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 13:24:
DIA was paying $1 million/Month for 10 years, just to keep the system running poorly, and that doesn't count what they were paying lost/damaged baggage claims.

If you could have cut that opperating cost by 20% they'd have paid you half a million a year. .

The conclusion of why the system never worked, and how the poor decisions during the design phase doomed it from the get go, has so many parallels to what has gone on with Star Citizen

1. The underestimation of complexity
2. A lack of planning resulting in subsequent changes in strategy
3. Excessive schedule pressure
4. Lack of due diligence
5. Making firm commitments in the face of massive risks and uncertainty
6. Poor stakeholder management
7. Communications breakdowns
8. People working in silos
9. Poor design
10. Failure to perform risk management
11. Failure to understand the implication change requests might have
12. Lack of management oversight


Scary really when you think about the amount of money RSI is wasting.

That's the problem with every business that fails. It's the same with restaurants and why they have the highest failure rate. People with more money than common sense - and generally little to no experience - think how cool it'd be to own a bar/resto and gee, how hard can it really be after all? Well it's not hard...if you know what you're doing and you're focused. RSI is a perfect example of this. This is why so many of us chose not to back him to begin with. We were aware of us his previous history and the fact that WC/Freelancer got made IN SPITE of him, not because of him. This was the exact same shit he pulled before except others were holding the purse strings and finally gave him the boot for his incompetence. Vision is easy, ideas are a dime a dozen, focusing and delivering on time and budget is hard.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 19, 2016, 16:40 Cutter
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 10:47:
I don't really have anything to say about waifu coffee makers, but I have to say something about the comments in that article. Because for a second I thought I had entered pinterest, and double checked the url. but no, this was really Ars, home of tech geeks and sub cultures, instead I see puritan stuck up anti-geeks complaining about creepiness of waifus? The actual fuck

What happened to Ars? The comments makes it look like some puritan anti-sub culture cult. That is, shocking!

I seriously thought that Ars was a tech site for geeks. But apparently I was wrong. It has gotten invaded by grumpy old (and very stuck up) dwarfs. ^^

No, it's just sad. There's nothing puritanical about that perspective. Spend that $2700 on some self-improvement and go out and meet a fucking real woman. Hell, take it and go to a rub--n-tug or something at least. That or learn to be alone. That sort of desperation, however, is simply pathetic.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2016, 14:24 Cutter
 
I need some new specs. Anyone use Warby Parker before? I see they have a store open in Toronto now so I think I'll drop by to check them out.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2016, 13:47 Cutter
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 13:10:
Mad Max RW wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 12:04:
Blade Runner 2049 teaser trailer just dropped: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDscTTE-P-k

Looks great to me. Will be a long wait.
Hard to tell from the trailer but at least there was nothing to indicate it would be bad. I will continue to hope for the best while expecting not too much and look forward to seeing it.

That does indeed look great. Yeah, fingers crossed but trying to keep my expectations low. I may actually have to see this one in the theater.

And speaking of trailers, new one for Ghost in the Shell. Looks good as well, but we'll see.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2016, 13:34 Cutter
 
Huh weird, I was just watching this on Food Detectives yesterday. People get food poisoning from chicken more than anything else. Not from salmonella but from campylobacter.

In the first episode, Prof Alice Roberts reveals that three quarters of us are taking home a food poisoning bug with us from the supermarket. It is a health food scandal that few of us have even heard of. Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK. When chickens are slaughtered, the bacteria can contaminate the surface of the bird. It has been found on fresh chilled chickens bought from all the major supermarkets. The food industry has promised to reduce the levels of contamination, but has it? We commissioned our own survey of campylobacter levels on supermarket chickens to find out.

Not only that, but they went over the hygiene methods for preparing chicken - and meats in general - and the big one - every government has been telling people for decades now but they still don't listen - is don't wash the meat! All it does is spread bacteria all over the kitchen. Don't wash the packaging either for the same reason, just bin it immediately. Keep the work area where you're preparing the chicken free from anything and everything else that isn't essential to the operation. And clean up immediately when it's done. And when washing up, make sure to clean your forearms as well. It's amazing how much bacteria makes it on to your arms.

It's a good episode and the black light test is a real eye opener.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Dec 19, 2016, 13:19 Cutter
 
Fucking Millenials, man. Just reading that article and, in particular, some of the comments just shows the sense of entitlement those little assholes have. Hey, welcome to the real world. If a company doesn't want to hire you full time commensurate with a good salary and benefits than it's simply illustrating what it thinks your worth to them is. So go work for someone else or find another field...just like everyone else does. Why the hell do you think most people change careers several times over their life?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 19, 2016, 13:10 Cutter
 
Good! Fuck Apple and anyone who supports them!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Video
20. Re: Star Citizen Video Dec 19, 2016, 13:07 Cutter
 
The environments are nice but everything else is lame as a lame duck.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Video
19. Re: Star Citizen Video Dec 19, 2016, 13:04 Cutter
 
grudgebearer wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 11:10:
I have no doubt that in the near future Star Citizen will be used as a case study for how not to approach game/software design in college courses, the same way that the Denver International Airport baggage handling system was used as how to not approach systems design when I was in college.

That's an interesting synopsis, thanks for that. When I was working in tech I once did a freelance contract for IBM at the Vancouver airport for several months. It was rather eye opening to see how an airport runs from the inside. What a mess. All the equipment was antiquated, and the entire airport seemed to be designed with form over function in mind. I knew even then I could have designed something much better and far more efficient. Should have pursued that avenue instead.
 
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News Comments > For Honor P2P Complaints and Dedicated Server Petition
6. Re: For Honor P2P Complaints and Dedicated Server Petition Dec 19, 2016, 12:54 Cutter
 
Well, stop buying MP games that don't permit player run servers. Problem solved.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
11. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2016, 19:21 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 18, 2016, 18:27:
Cutter wrote on Dec 18, 2016, 14:27:
Yep, at least here they're starting to treat it with the seriousness it deserves, yet I still see no shortage of selfish pricks on their phones in cars. It needs to be on par with drinking and driving. When they start jailing people for it it'll stop.


I'll just note that it hasn't worked for drinking and driving. People still do that all the time.

It's worked remarkably well. The major problem is two fold. One, the penalties haven't started getting really serious until now. Two alcohol impairs judgement, so people are more inclined to do dumb shit like that whereas people who uses cells when they drive aren't impaired. So as the stigma and repercussions for it grow, it'll reduce. Yeah, there will always be idiots who'll do it but it makes it that much easier to weed them out. Ban people from driving for life and you'll see it end PDQ.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2016, 15:50 Cutter
 
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 18, 2016, 14:50:
Police should set up cameras that can see if someone has a phone in their lap (mounted about 105feet above the road), paired with another camera mounted at an angle to get license plates, then simply have people who watch the cameras and issue tickets for using their phones.
These setups need to be hard to spot and easy to move, so people don't behave only in "camera zones". Yes, it's VERY Big Brother-y, but do we just allow these accidental (yet willful) murders to just keep happening?

They're in public, and driving is a privilege, not a right, so there's nothing Big Brothery about it at all. In North York - the northern part of Toronto - they have police riding buses now watching cars for people on phones. So they see it, they call in a car and bust them - and it's all recorded on camera. And they did an informal survey to see what people think of the program and people are overwhelmingly for it. The upside is the law was changed this fall to include it as a distracted driving charge - which is classified as a serious offence here. So that's 6 points on your license and you can lose your insurance, at the very least it's 100% increase for 3 years. So couple that with the $500 fine and it really adds up to a penalty of several thousand dollars. That's a very expensive phone call.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2016, 14:37 Cutter
 
I used to have a proper snow blower but it was way too big and cumbersome, so I switched to one of those Toro electric snow shovels a few years ago and have never looked back. They are just awesome! Best thing since sliced bread.

And that's weird about Heimlich as that seems like something that's been around forever. I thought that was created in the 1800s or something.

Also, GO PACKERS!
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Dec 18, 2016, 14:32 Cutter
 
That sort of stuff is all well and good, but to the thousands of fans that have already donated hundreds of dollars to this crowd-funded effort, the pleas for more cash fell on deaf ears.

Even the suckers are starting to wake up.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Dec 18, 2016, 14:27 Cutter
 
Yep, at least here they're starting to treat it with the seriousness it deserves, yet I still see no shortage of selfish pricks on their phones in cars. It needs to be on par with drinking and driving. When they start jailing people for it it'll stop.

 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Dec 18, 2016, 14:24 Cutter
 
Lulz @ teh suckers!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2016, 13:52 Cutter
 
Yeah, winter driving is bad enough but I always forget what a nightmare it is this time of year as everyone and their goddamned dog is out for Xmas shopping on top of it. I almost lost my shit getting around yesterday - and it seems like everyone else did too. Not even bothering to go anywhere this weekend.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 17, 2016, 13:49 Cutter
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Dec 17, 2016, 13:31:
"We only ever refer to our Anti-Tamper solution as being ‘hard to crack’, never ‘uncrackable,’" Goebl told Gamasutra in response to a question of whether or not game piracy could ever really be stopped.

The world "solution" implies you've solved the piracy problem with your software entirely...which you have not. All your software does is make it harder for legitimate consumers to use someone else's product they paid for.

Anti-tamper solution vs. Piracy solution = two very different things.
 
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News Comments > ASTRONEER Early Access
2. Re: ASTRONEER Early Access Dec 17, 2016, 13:47 Cutter
 
Concept: Yes. Stylized voxel style graphics: No.
 
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