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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 17, 2017, 22:27 Cutter
 
QFT...

I find it hilarious how those same people who think that the private sector can do a better job than the public sector and want the government to "stay out of their lives (meaning stay out of their wallets)" are out in full force screaming at public officials to "do something" when a public company refuses or is unwilling to deliver. Thanks for the laughter Karl. I needed it.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA on GFE Mandatory Logins
17. Re: NVIDIA on GFE Mandatory Logins Jan 17, 2017, 22:16 Cutter
 
To the conspiracy theorists, this has nothing to do with spying, tracking, or other nefarious activities. When we decided to reboot GeForce Experience with version 3.0 to fulfill the vision we have in mind for it we had a tough decision to make, but think about it: How much worse would it have been to release 3.0 without the login requirement, and then add it on with version 3.3, or 3.5, or 3.8? That would have been even worse.

I love the deflection. Ok, you still haven't answered WHY someone needs to login to an account to stream local data. So yes, it very obviously has to with spying, tracking and other nefarious activities.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 17:34 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 16:07:
Cutter wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 16:00:
TangledThorns wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 14:06:
What Bond needs is better writers. It seems like whenever they cast a new Bond the first film is awesome and the following films suck.

Spectre was bleh but Skyfall ruled. That's the best one to date now. And QoS was better than CR. So that's not true.

Have you been at the Gaffer's home brew again? CS was tight. QoS was a mess.

Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion no matter how wrong they are.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 16:00 Cutter
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 14:06:
What Bond needs is better writers. It seems like whenever they cast a new Bond the first film is awesome and the following films suck.

Spectre was bleh but Skyfall ruled. That's the best one to date now. And QoS was better than CR. So that's not true.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2017, 15:49 Cutter
 
That's a big thumbs-up for John Carmack and a big middle finger for Microsuck.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 20:36 Cutter
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 18:49:
Well it's debatable if the New Deal made any difference, and whether or not it was simply the massive infrastructural spending of WW2 that turned the economy around - govt acting as a business - see Keynesian economics. That doesn't mean we need to be in a war to accomplish the same. Something similar can probably be done by having an organized and actionable plan to repair the nation's various types of infrastructure, but with a focus on hiring locals and contracting with domestic businesses, etc.

No, it's not debatable, gov't spending works and austerity budgets don't. That's fact, proven countless times over. Why? In the first world we are conspicuous consumers - for the most part - at least post-industrialization. When there's high unemployment there's no money being spent. When the gov't puts people to work we see the ancillary economy grow, and that puts people to work. Even forgetting about things like The New Deal just look at the MIC, PIC, or any other gov't service that spurns ancillary employment. It creates about 10X more employment than it costs directly.

Where it falls down is only in cases where it's permanent and there's a lot of corruption and people not paying the taxes they're supposed to. This is where things like Greece occur. The GOP always talk a good game about limited gov't but they always end up increasing the size of gov't. A big part of it is because they hire corps who nickel and dime for the lowest bid, treat/pay their employees the worst, and therfore get the worst performance out of people. Minimum wage = minimum effort.

Did you know stock options used to be common for employees once upon a time? That's right, after the initial hiccups and exploitation seen in the beginning of the last century, a lot of owners realized they were faced with profit sharing or unions, and the former was overwhelmingly seen as a much better incentive with much less problems. It didn't last long which is what led to the union movements in the 1930s. Even today most companies that are employee owned or utilize profit-sharing do immeasurably better than being a serf on the clock.

Yah, I know it sounds like I'm a supporter, but I figure since he's going to be in office we should encourage 'good ideas' - instead of constantly whining and squabbling about our differences.

Yeah, that would be super if it worked, but it doesn't. You can't tell a sociopath like Trump that what he's doing is unfair because it simply doesn't register with him. He is literally incapable of understanding that concept. Same with the rest of the sociopaths and psychopaths out there. They understand it academically, but on a personal level it means nothing to them. It simply doesn't resonate with them. And people getting angry because they're broke, overworked, underpaid, hungry, tired, living in poverty - or near enough - while the haves have more than they could ever sensibly use in a lifetime isn't whining, it's fighting for a decent quality of life. Remember this scene from Wall Street? It's more apt than ever....

How much is enough?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jan 16, 2017, 20:06 Cutter
 
If you believe they put a man on the moon, man on the moon....  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 16, 2017, 18:24 Cutter
 
From Harvard....

The Myth of Shareholder Value
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 12:59 Cutter
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:33:
Won't happen in our lifetimes, if ever -- "hanging the rich", that is. WWIII... much harder to say. I'd have to agree with those who have said the next global war will be over fresh water...

I dunno, man. It's getting pretty bad all over. Just google "global unrest 2016" and look at some studies. And I can't imagine it actually getting better before it gets worse.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jan 16, 2017, 12:53 Cutter
 
Hi Gabe! My question is a two parter how can Steam still suck so bad after so long - from the client, to the greenlight system, to your shitty refund policy - and how can a company that makes so much money have such shitty CS considering Steam is a service.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 16, 2017, 12:49 Cutter
 
Apple manufactures most of its products with a pair of Chinese partners, Foxconn and Pegatron. And while human rights advocates and the press have long criticized the working conditions in these factories, the fact of the matter is that outsourced labor is nearly universal among gadget companies. Efforts to move this production to American shores usually fizzles out, as it did in 2013 when Google opened a factory for Motorola phones in Texas only to close it a year later.

Who cares what foreign companies are doing. The point is a domestic company should be hiring domestically or people at home shouldn't be supporting them. It once again shows that the Apple sheep hate America.
 
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News Comments > Unforgiven VR Early Access Next Month
3. Re: Unforgiven VR Early Access Next Month Jan 16, 2017, 12:33 Cutter
 
So a tech demo that costs $30 and the one with the lowest latency wins? Lol, yeah sure.
 
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News Comments > The Repopulation Sold; To be Repopulated
1. Re: The Repopulation Sold; To be Repopulated Jan 16, 2017, 12:31 Cutter
 
And that's why you don't crowdfund MMOs.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 12:27 Cutter
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 10:54:
I couldn't really care if they were men, women, or attack helicopters. There's a reason why there's a populist swing though, and they likely have no idea why it's happening. Even though the answer is right in front of them. Considering things though? It's just as possible we're going to see "behead all elitists" becoming a thing though, depending on how shit this all turns. Likely why doomsday self-preservation vaults are trendy as fuck among the ultra-rich.

The expression is "hang the rich" or "eat the rich". And why not? They're the social Darwinist psychopaths selling the rope to hang themselves with. It's a very real thing now. Most major economic conferences and groups are discussing it all the time now. They know the natives are getting restless and things can't keep going on like they are. The problem with being a self-serving psychopath however is that, while they understand it and can see it, they can't help themselves. I think were really starting to ramp up for WWIII at this point as politics are only going to keep getting more extreme. And when that happens, sooner or later bullets start flying everywhere.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 23:20 Cutter
 
Well that wasn't nearly as good as the Packers game but it wasn't bad. Too bad, woulda like to see the Chiefs move on. Ahh well, looks like it's shaping up for a Packers v. Patriots Superbowl as I imagined.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 20:06 Cutter
 
Booyah!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 16:20 Cutter
 
The only thing more powerful than a solar eclipse is a total eclipse of the heart. Wry

And in a universe that's infinite, or near enough to it that it amounts to the same thing it would be absurd to believe it isn't teeming with all manner of life and civilizations ancient and still upcoming. And that's not even considering different dimensions, a multiverse, etc. That reminds me, I have watched The Andromeda Strain in a good while.

Eating hot peppers linked with a longer life? I think not. I really hate articles like that. As the old chestnut goes, correlation does not imply causation. You can't make that claim if you even understand the mechanism of why. I like spicy food but I get the acid-reflux something fierce from it. That's not good for the gut or organs, so no it wouldn't apply to someone like me.

Yeah, saw that Fedex vid yesterday. Gotta tip my hat to that guy. And here's why people need to slow the fuck down in inclement weather....
Truck drifts into path of snowplow, sends it OVER the railing. That's nuckin' futs!

And oh yeah, Go Pack!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2017, 00:30 Cutter
 
Here - in NA at least - our parents, for those of us 40+/- are baby boomers. From Wikipedia

"Baby boomers are the demographic group born during the post–World War II baby boom, approximately between the years 1946 and 1964. This includes people who are between 53 and 71 years old in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau"

Anyway, the last 40 years is on them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2017, 21:05 Cutter
 
Haha Seahawks! Fuck Wilson and Sherman! So glad they lost!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2017, 21:01 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 19:20:
Cutter wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 12:13:
It's funny how they call our grandparents the "greatest generation" because they're not. They ended up raising the Boomers, which are, ostensibly, the worst generation. It absolutely boggles the mind how badly a bunch of people who started out hippies have fucked up the world so badly for the rest of us and continue to do so.


Why is this the Boomers' fault? I'd say they did a pretty decent job getting the world back on track after the planetary-wide devastation of WW2.

If anything, this really should be put at the feet of our generation, Gen-X. We're the ones who have allowed corporations to keep fucking us over, to let the income gap widen, who have let the environment go to shit, etc.

Don't get me wrong, the millenials themselves aren't helping, by and large, but I seriously don't see how this is the fault of the Boomers. The Industrial Revolution was a logical outcome of the massive production increases after WW2, and it was a huge cause of environmental catastrophe, but we're forty years on from that, and we're still all bickering over whether it's really happening and what we should really do about it.

All the fault of the current retirees?

No, that was our grandparents who fixed stuff post-WWII. We had fair trade, strong unions, low immigration, etc. The Boomers didn't start until the mid/late 60s. So they gave us Nixon, than Reagan who gave us "free" trade, destroyed the unions, stopped servicing the debt, increased immigration, relaxed environmental protections, allowed foreign ownership of property, etc. and the list goes on. And it's been getting steadily worse. They're still in control, so no, this is not our fault.

The millennials are spoiled brats to be sure but they're most definitely inheriting a much worse deal than what we got. It's zero wonder why we see people in almost every country now starting to move from the center to much more hard left or hard right, because whatever side you're on you know we've been getting screwed worse every year for the last several decades and it has stop. That is almost solely all on the Boomers.
 
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