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Nickname Stormsinger
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Signed On Mar 13, 2007, 01:11
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 22, 2015, 16:06 Stormsinger
 
LoL is "a real sport" just like sitting on a couch watching TV is "real exercise".  
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Plans; System Shock 3 Possible
37. Re: System Shock Remake Plans; System Shock 3 Possible Nov 12, 2015, 19:03 Stormsinger
 
I'm still trying to get my head around the plan of re-release a game, then remake that same game. Seems an awful lot like milking a cash cow...  
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News Comments > Steam Survey Shows Win10 Advances
3. Re: Steam Survey Shows Win10 Advances Nov 5, 2015, 13:10 Stormsinger
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 12:47:
1%. Holy shit!

Pretty close to my thoughts. And I'm glad Blue put quotes around "soars". Because I don't think an almost 3.5% change is soaring by most standards. Especially when that method of measurement doubles the actual number of people switching. A better statement is that less than 1.75% of Windows users changed to Win 10 from some older version last month.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 5, 2015, 13:03 Stormsinger
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 12:04:
wtf_man wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 09:59:
Uninstalling the offending system packages with DISM (for making an install image) or Install_WIM_Tweak (For an OS already installed) is the only way to be sure.

Completely eradicate Telemetry Defender One-drive Cortana and other things

Ripley Effect - AKA "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."

I can totally see a scenario where MS frags your install for not having those modules active.

Actually I can totally see MS fragging your install if you don't receive a periodic update from the telemetry servers. We'll see if they decide to do that.
I doubt that even Microsoft is willing to face -that- particular class action suit.
 
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News Comments > etc.
38. Re: etc. Oct 22, 2015, 21:26 Stormsinger
 
Razumen wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 20:44:
Julio wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 20:42:
Cutter wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 17:54:
suffice it to say he's the worst thing that ever happened to Canada.

Just wait for Justin Trudeau to get rolling if you want to see someone worse.

What makes you say that?

Ideology, most likely. The claim has all the hallmarks.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Oct 22, 2015, 13:18 Stormsinger
 
Desalus wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 10:23:
@George Lucas: "Video games can't have plots"…
Sounds like George Lucas has never played a modern video game in his life. Comparing a video game to a football game is like comparing apples and oranges. It's also funny considering I can think of plenty of games that had better plots and character arcs than the last three terrible Star Wars movies he wrote, directed, and produced.

@New Canadian PM says society must stand up to Gamergate…
He also implicates many other forms of media for promoting misogyny, not just video games. It's not like what he's saying is untrue...
Yeah, Lucas' making a statement about plots is like a blind man declaring that blue is better than red. And given his history, that claim is quite likely to change if the opposing view becomes popular (see his claims re Joseph Campbell).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2015, 15:20 Stormsinger
 
The article on schizophrenia is nothing short of excellent. As my wife suffers from this disease, I have more than a little interest in such. And while this treatment strategy evolved too late for her, it's a great goodness to think that others may not have to endure what she has.

Thanks for the link, Blue.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 7, 2015, 20:47 Stormsinger
 
Universities will "approve" any activity from which they can profit without obvious violations of the law. If it were not illegal, you would see University-approved prostitution as a sport in short order.
 
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News Comments > CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit
26. Re: CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit Oct 5, 2015, 10:45 Stormsinger
 
I especially like the snarky little "Based on the generous standards set by you..."

It has all the maturity and professional tone of a three year old winding up for a major tantrum. I'd kick in $100 for legal costs for the Escapist, just for the show.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 3, 2015, 10:29 Stormsinger
 
Showtime thinks they're worth as much as Netflix or Hulu? Wow...talk about an ego. Their piddly selection -might- be worth 5 or 6 dollars, not twice that.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 2, 2015, 00:29 Stormsinger
 
There's a couple of issues with the laser razor that keep me from getting too excited. One, the demo video is distinctly underwhelming, and the claim that they can't show it working well until they can completely fund volume production sounds tremendously convenient. Two, the claim that they can't discuss how it works because that would give away their IP seems to ignore the concept of just how patents work. If they have a unique idea, a patent is their only protection. And a patent has to detail how the invention works, so the IP is already available (but protected).

All told, it smells like a scam.
 
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News Comments > Humble Monthly Launches
3. Re: Humble Monthly Launches Oct 2, 2015, 00:09 Stormsinger
 
Yep, there are just too many possible gotchas with this sight-unseen deal. For one, I typically set the charity donation to quite a bit higher than 5% for the bundles I buy. I suspect the root cause is that Humble feels the "voluntary" share they've been getting is too low. And this deal removes that choice from the buyer.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 2, 2015, 00:07 Stormsinger
 
If there was ever -any- group designed solely to make it easy to make fun of them, it's sorority girls. In a virtual tie with fraternity bros, of course. Seriously, does anyone actually believe that the [US] college "greek" culture is anything but a joke?  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Departures?
103. Re: Star Citizen Departures? Sep 26, 2015, 11:18 Stormsinger
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:57:
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:48:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:42:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:14:
Dacron I don't agree with your views but I'm glad you're a legit Blues News regular. All of us may and typical will disagree but that's what makes this site unique in a world full of chronic censorship.

That, and we try to keep our disagreements on topic and try not to devolve into ad hominem attacks.

Are you sure you're talking about -this- site? Because that's not remotely similar to how I'd describe it...

Things get heated here, sure, but it's not the cesspool that other forums can be. Things go off the rails from time to time, though, sure.

I'd use a bit more extreme word than heated, when people suggest you kill yourself. I will, however, agree that there are more toxic forums out there. I'm not sure that's setting much of a standard though: "We're not as bad as some places" just doesn't have a great ring to it.

There's maybe a couple handfuls of people who have some real knowledge of the game industry and are capable of sharing it in a civil fashion. But the tenor of the site has been borderline for the last few years. If the signal-to-noise ratio drops much more, it just won't be worth staying involved. That would be a sad end to a habit of almost a decade.

This comment was edited on Sep 26, 2015, 11:24.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Departures?
81. Re: Star Citizen Departures? Sep 25, 2015, 16:48 Stormsinger
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:42:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:14:
Dacron I don't agree with your views but I'm glad you're a legit Blues News regular. All of us may and typical will disagree but that's what makes this site unique in a world full of chronic censorship.

That, and we try to keep our disagreements on topic and try not to devolve into ad hominem attacks.

Are you sure you're talking about -this- site? Because that's not remotely similar to how I'd describe it...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Departures?
33. Re: Star Citizen Departures? Sep 25, 2015, 13:38 Stormsinger
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 11:06:
Yes!!

One step closer to Derek Smart getting proved right.

Loving every minute of it. Flamethrower Popcorn
Well, there's a first time for everything, so I suppose it had to happen sooner or later.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 22, 2015, 10:57 Stormsinger
 
I didn't realize this sociopath was involved in LoL. But it does raise the question: why do assholes like LoL so much? Because the game sure seems to attract them like honey does flies.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 21, 2015, 11:09 Stormsinger
 
Tigger wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 10:05:
Router devices do not implement sufficient UPnP authentication and security

Someone just reported on this now? Amazing! The next thing they'll tell us that most implementations of WPS are unsecure...

I know, right? Not to mention that such a report, with zero information on which manufacturers have shoddy implementations, or how to identify a shoddy implementation is utterly worthless. It's just fear-mongering clickbait.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
36. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 9, 2015, 12:39 Stormsinger
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 13:35:
Dagnamit wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 12:45:
Offline play is not a feature that I count towards gameplay. It's a convenience feature not a core part of the game itself. It would have been nice, but meh. Now they handled the situation horribly and should have announced it much soon than they did, but one major feature being cut during development is pretty much par for the course these days.

Offline play is a pretty big cut that has massive effects on gameplay because it rules out any sort of mods that could expand on the game's current rather lackluster state.
Not to mention that it can make the game utterly unplayable if you don't have a reliable connection. So yeah, it's a gameplay issue as well. And remember, the entire reason they cut that feature was for the touted "living economy". And there were -zero- indications of that feature in the release. From what I've heard, it still doesn't exist in any way.

Even UO had an actual player-influenced economy, so to claim it's only ever been a pipe dream is just flat wrong. It can be done, it has been done, Braben and crowd just didn't deliver it in this case.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2015, 12:24 Stormsinger
 
Dagnamit wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 12:12:
You can bitch about Elite being boring, but man, do Braben and his crew know how to meet a goal. One certain promise aside, Braben's pretty much delivered and a now a port? I'm impressed. Get them working on SC, imo.

I wish Braben and Roberts would have made a space-sim game together. Elite with 25% of the ambition of Star Citizen would be a pretty good game.

They couldn't meet what they did promise (offline play and a living economy, to mention two failures), and you want them to have promised -more-?
 
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