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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization VI Released
21. No subject Oct 22, 2016, 03:26 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Esoteric wrote on Oct 22, 2016, 02:04:
Do I get anything if I just own the base game?
Nope. If you have all the DLC with the base game? You get the special ed. for free.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. No subject Oct 13, 2016, 13:42 Mashiki Amiketo
 
"PC sales downturn longest yet" but PC sales were up just months ago. Then again, more people building their own PC's isn't reflected in this analysts data because it considers "complete" PC's as the standard metric. If the sales of components were so poor as this guy claims, companies would be folding all over the place. Instead specialist shops are expanding and big component retail sites continue to expand.

The analyst also fails to realize that there is no big "push" on upgrades for anything but gaming. A machine built 5 years ago is going to do a perfectly fine job for anyone who isn't a gamer, and for the people who only browse the web, read/write email and watch cat videos tablets and low-power laptops do the job.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Skyrim Special Edition
37. No subject Oct 12, 2016, 00:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 19:21:
There goes the next month + ...

Yeah. I got nearly 1500 hrs into the original, and my first play through was over 200 hours. I haven't touched the game in a long time simply so I could enjoy that "new" flavor all over again. I'm just hoping that most mods are compatible out of the box. I can wait for the SKSEE stuff a few weeks.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
20. No subject Oct 10, 2016, 23:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dacron wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 13:13:
There's a market for anything if the price is right.


There was a second theft around 4mo ago too.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Skyrim Special Edition
15. No subject Oct 10, 2016, 22:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Bumpy wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 19:44:
It's all great until....


he takes an arrow to the knee.

I'm warning you...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
16. No subject Oct 9, 2016, 06:21 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 04:58:
1. If you don't jack the price, people will still buy and consume it. You could give the veggies and fruit away for free, but if the Oreos are $2 a box instead of $6, people will still buy them weekly as a regular habit instead of monthly as a treat. You have to make it painful to buy for the disincentive to work.

2. Black markets are a non-issue. Nabisco and Coca Cola aren't going to enter the smuggling business, and there's no way to home-produce these products. Also, we're just raising the price a bit, not banning them so they're readily available. Most people prefer to follow the law. Think about it: you pay 1.5 per l for unleaded petrol in Germany because your government taxes the shit out of it. We pay 0.5 in the US. Is there a black market for petrol? No, people just use less of it and use the public instead. That's what I'm proposing.

Except that they will jack the prices via taxes, and people will start to look for that black market. The only reason for this "health scare" is because people sit on their asses more then they did 20 years ago, and even more then 50 years ago. Consuming this same product was popular then, the number of lard asses were minimal. The correlation and causation are pretty easy to figure out, and it sure didn't help that governments spent years pushing the "your kids should stay inside" with the help of the media. Especially in the 1980's and 90's(when helicopter parents were a huge thing). I don't know about your parents, but mine said fuck it and let me run around like crazy as a kid and teen as long as I followed their rules. I never fucked up enough to be hauled in front of the police, but I sure did plenty of stupid things. Now the chances of a kid being outside doing those same things whether it be war, cops & robbers, or whatever. Is more likely to have you and your kid labeled as racists, or sexists or some bullshit and have childrens aid called on you for "endangering" the kids. Hell there's a dozen stories of people having childrens aid being called on them here in Canada, for having their kids doing things in their own backyards like playing in a sandbox. Why? The parents were hovering over their kids.

People also thought that black markets were a non-issue. And while those companies aren't going to be entering the smuggling arena, other individuals and organizations will. This isn't any different then cigarettes. Canada has a huge problem with tobacco smuggling, it's directly related to the exceptionally high tax rate. Who are the primary smugglers? Natives and criminal organizations, though the natives can manufacture their own and sell them(as long as it's to natives) with no taxes. Though it doesn't stop anyone from buying them as long as you're smart and watch out for the RCMP running tax checks just outside of the reserves.

FYI: There are petrol black markets too, they busted one in Quebec back ~5 years ago. When it's advantageous to buy something from the 3rd world and import it, someone is going to try. You can bet your ass that someone will try to make money off it. Hell the US has an illegal "kinder egg" market.
 
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News Comments > Fig Shares Get SEC Approval
6. No subject Sep 30, 2016, 02:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Nate wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 22:39:
Now, I'm wondering how much return you could make on investing in development of a game? If it doesn't sell well, you take a loss and get back less than you invested?

My guess is it'll be nominal to most stocks. A return of between 3-8%, and like most stocks that means if it does poorly, you get back less then what you bought in for and sold it. I doubt that there would be a maturing option for it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. No subject Sep 27, 2016, 03:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 15:57:
I thought it would be interesting to note.. that shouting at your HDD can damage it Source: The internet (youtube)

You didn't know that? Keep in mind the tolerances, and the only reason why the head doesn't crash every time you spin up is because it's riding on a cushion of air. The fly-height is around 2.1-3nm(3e-6mm) a human hair is 2.5nm in thickness for reference.
 
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News Comments > More GOG.com Connect
11. No subject Sep 27, 2016, 03:08 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 10:40:
It's a great idea, but it looks like GoG Connect doesn't cover DLC. I bought into the Founder's Edition for Galactic Civilization III. At Steam I have the game and all DLC. At GoG I have the base game.
Contact GoG first they'll fix it up for you, if they can't contact Stardock and they'll likely send you a code for it.
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
18. No subject Sep 27, 2016, 03:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 23:48:
Wow, I see the "Star Citizen Justice Warriors" are out in force on the article.

Side Note: NMS has reached a new low! 16,403 recent reviews are Overwhelmingly Negative at 9%. I didn't even think that was possible.

Here's hoping it puts a nail into the indie-omg-we're-so-awesome-woooo-fuckya--we're-lying-sacks-of-shit crap that they've been pulling for the last couple of years.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
81. No subject Sep 24, 2016, 13:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 24, 2016, 11:34:
Most of Trump's supporters aren't dumb, racist, bigots? Hahahaha! Yeah. Ok. There are two kinds of conservatives, the rich and the stupid, and most of them aren't rich.

Yeah and the people who support shit like this aren't authoritarian, SJW's who go out and attack people because they have a view point that's contrary to their world view. After all, his GF is fair game right? Then start running around scream muh safe space! We have to deplatform those scary conservatives! OMG MEN can't talk about reproductive rights! Look at *that* gay! He's got the wrong opinion, ban him! Look at that black guy, he's a conservative quick attack him! And on it goes, just like the other targets in the past. Just like with Eich, Hunt, Taylor, etc.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
31. No subject Sep 24, 2016, 03:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
This is Mozilla and their CEO all over again. I'm sure they're lining up to attack Hillary on her anti-gay marriage stance annnnnnny day now...

Annnnny day...
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Dropping Battle.net Name
34. No subject Sep 23, 2016, 03:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 19:59:

IIIuminati confirmed!

Son of a bitch...it all makes sense now!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. No subject Sep 23, 2016, 03:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yeah seriously. We've run across this problem on some of our sites. It's the same reason why you always roll with ECC on any critical system, and why you expect non-ECC non-criticals to screw the pooch and throw random bit errors at you. It's one of the reasons why they built the neutrino detector in an abandoned mine too. Because that lovely cosmic radiation can and is a real-world problem and has been well known since the 1970's.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Dropping Battle.net Name
23. No subject Sep 22, 2016, 06:56 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Luke wrote on Sep 21, 2016, 19:04:
Facebook infested shit...no thx Book

Yeah my thoughts exactly. FYI Blizz, the real name policy didn't work the first time. Doing this isn't going to work except with any segment that's too stupid to see what you're doing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud
46. No subject Sep 13, 2016, 22:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 11:42:
If you can come up with a better way of blocking fake reviews, please post it. It's a very hard problem to solve everywhere on the internet right now.

Block indies/greenlight games off the top as they're the most prolific of doing this. Then run that fancy algorithm that they have which can actually show it, and then they can go as far as revoking the company from selling on steam altogether.

Right now, if you buy a game off GMG like say DX:MD, your review doesn't count for the game. Brilliant right?
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. No subject Sep 11, 2016, 16:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Gawker dindu nuffin' wrong. Only ~900 more pages withheld because of an on-going investigation too. I suppose Univison's saving grace is they didn't buy up Gawker Media as well, otherwise they could be footing a rather huge fine. So many problems for ol'Nick, guess pissing upwind and refusing court orders, violating FTC regs. How much more? Only time will tell.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
25. No subject Sep 10, 2016, 07:56 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 12:24:

You trust this site.

And? Can't dispute the content of something, have to whine about a tongue-in-cheek joke. You can find other people writing about the same thing, but are triggered by a logo. Time to grow up a bit? Have a look over there at what you're refusing to? Or continue to be an ideologue. Choices, choices for you.

edit: Let me also add that this isn't rocket surgery. Either the logs are true, or they're not. If they're not then you're saying that people who actually participated in them are liars. If they are, then people who claimed to be harassed, were actual harassers. In turn, those harassers are openly working with both Twitter and Feminist Frequency. And both organizations organizations know this as they've refused to comment at all, or even distance themselves from them. That also means that all this time you've openly supported groups with a pro-harassment agenda, while claiming to be against harassment.

Or to boil it down, you supported shitty people. And those shitty people are out there still being harassing scumbags while writing policies(or helping to), and you're supporting a pro-authoritarian agenda.

This comment was edited on Sep 10, 2016, 08:20.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
23. No subject Sep 8, 2016, 11:29 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 09:47:
Regardless of whether the base accusation is true, that anyone would say that's "not [a] political hit piece" is the sort of believe-what-sounds-good nonsense that makes GamerGate such a waste of time.

And that's the part where politicians and the corrupt love you.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
21. No subject Sep 8, 2016, 09:42 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 09:03:

I mean, Ethan Ralph, no? Or how about the Not Your Shield guy, who had been on lists of YouTube harassers prior to GG being a thing (and who got fired for running an underage jailbait creepshot subreddit.)

Or all the Burgers and Fries people? Or do you care to link to your own Twitter, where I guarantee you've sent tweets to people you dislike to tell them how awful they are.

You mean the guy who's been mocked since nearly the start of GG for being a retard and a conspiracy nut? Which one is that? The purple heart guy who anti-gg tried to dox? Or Marcedes Carrera? The porn star that backed GG, and aggros tried to dox her too, and claim she wasn't female? You mean Dan Olson who was posting jail bait(which he claimed he got from 8chan--fyi which isn't illegal in the US, but illegal in Canada and he's a Canadian citizen) and got a visit from the RCMP because of it? He was never pro in any sense, or you mean Sarah Nyburg who is anti-gg, and is a self-confirmed pedophile who actively abused their cousin and passed around CP?

You mean stuff before GG happened? Or the twitter account I don't have. FYI: And that first question there? Remember all those cries you gave of "GG needs to change it's name" congratulations on proving why it wouldn't have mattered anyway, even though it did change it from "Burgers and fries" to "gamergate" you simply didn't care, you had an ax to grind and shitty people to protect.
 
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