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Nickname Stormsinger
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Signed On Mar 13, 2007, 01:11
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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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News Comments > etc.
26. Re: etc. Sep 3, 2015, 00:22 Stormsinger
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 22:18:
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 11:42:
Oh yeah, "You're a blight on the gene pool, do the rest of us a favour and cull yourself and your pals from it." is just being tons of fun. I get it now.

Here's one of the biggest problems with this GG crowd. Nobody is willing to even attempt to moderate the rabid pricks that are so common among them. Once the death threats and other nastiness start coming out, any moderate voices (if such even exists, I haven't seen any evidence of it) just get quiet and move to the back. I can see just two possible reasons for it. Either they know that to call them down will make them a target too, or they really do agree with the rabid pricks and are happy to let someone else take the backlash.

Find me someone who's not a troll or aggro who's being rabid pricks and I'll follow your line of reasoning. After all, the media have had a really good time with the "GG = death threats narrative" but there's zero proof that it's anyone actually in GG. Then again I can very quickly find pro-doxing, pro-harassment, in major anti-GG voices. We can start with Wu, Quinn, Nyberg to start with.

Here's the thing, when you're dealing with a hashtag anyone can use it right? Unless of course you believe that since xyz person on blues posted a neo-nazi sentiment, all blues posters are neo-nazi's. And that makes no sense, or does it?

Can't forget garbage like this either, That's the face of anti-GG and only one facet of it.

So which one is Cutter then, aggro or troll? Or do you actually agree with me, but are too afraid to say it out loud? Because he's sure as hell a rabid prick...has been for years now. All I've ever him do is spew bile and venom over anyone he disagrees with.

Frankly, I don't -care- if he's aggro, troll, or some other class of prick. He's exactly what I'm talking about. And all you folks that agree with him seem to be quite happy letting him vomit all over everyone else. Which does not speak well of you, either. Laying down with dogs...fleas, and all that.
 
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News Comments > etc.
23. Re: etc. Sep 2, 2015, 11:42 Stormsinger
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 09:38:
Which group is being "unfun" the one that says "let the market decide" or the one that says "it's transphobic, it must be banned."

Oh yeah, "You're a blight on the gene pool, do the rest of us a favour and cull yourself and your pals from it." is just being tons of fun. I get it now.

Here's one of the biggest problems with this GG crowd. Nobody is willing to even attempt to moderate the rabid pricks that are so common among them. Once the death threats and other nastiness start coming out, any moderate voices (if such even exists, I haven't seen any evidence of it) just get quiet and move to the back. I can see just two possible reasons for it. Either they know that to call them down will make them a target too, or they really do agree with the rabid pricks and are happy to let someone else take the backlash.
 
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News Comments > etc.
20. Re: etc. Sep 2, 2015, 03:06 Stormsinger
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 23:25:
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 17:10:
A little cranky, are we? Maybe you should take a nap, like any bad-tempered three year old.

Anyone who feels that justice is a bad thing is an ass, at best. Evil, at worst. I feel terribly sorry for anyone who thinks it's not worth striving for...and even worse for those who think it's worth fighting against, as you seem to do.

TLDR: fuck off, twit.

Jesus, you're even dumber than I thought. Justice? A bunch of whiny maggots like yourself think being politically correct is about what's just? Is there a name for this little fantasy world of yours? You assholes are completely out of touch with reality. No wonder you're such cranky little bitches incessantly whining about everything. Fuck you and your authoritarian dream of a world run by Big Brother where everything is doublethink and doublespeak. You remind me of those assholes in 1984 working to eliminate sex and the orgasm. You're a blight on the gene pool, do the rest of us a favour and cull yourself and your pals from it.

It's really a shame that you can't read, and just make shit up.

Find -one- example in this thread that puts me on -either- side of this Gamergate bullshit.

I object to the butchery of the language, and the people that are doing -this- particular bit are a particularly nasty breed who get incredibly upset with the slightest disagreement. As you've proven so nicely. It really does make it hard to accept that you have any valid complaints about Sarkeesian, and aren't just having another temper tantrum because she doesn't agree with you.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Sep 1, 2015, 17:10 Stormsinger
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 17:00:
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 13:23:
And...once again, anyone who uses the phrase "social justice warrior" as a pejorative is waving a big red flag for "self-absorbed douchebag". Thanks for self-identifying for us.

SJWs are the self-absorbed douchebags. They're whiny assholes completely out of touch with reality. As Spanks pointed out her entire premise runs contrary to a few million years of evolution. Women are objects to be won in order to propagate the species. And men are just as objectified by women for the reasons he mentioned. Nature doesn't give a shit about your fucked up politically correct bullshit. If anything you SJWs are an aberration that needs to be culled from the gene pool because you're weakening the species. Christ, you people are the poster children for the argument that we need eugenics on a global scale. There's a way things ought to be, and then there's the way they are. Learn to cope already.

A little cranky, are we? Maybe you should take a nap, like any bad-tempered three year old.

Anyone who feels that justice is a bad thing is an ass, at best. Evil, at worst. I feel terribly sorry for anyone who thinks it's not worth striving for...and even worse for those who think it's worth fighting against, as you seem to do.

TLDR: fuck off, twit.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Sep 1, 2015, 13:23 Stormsinger
 
Bosanac wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 12:18:
Ugh, again with Blue posting this SJW propaganda bullshit? Is he not aware of what a lying, thieving, morally bankrupt person this bitch is?

I'm done with BluesNews.. time to find another site that doesn't propagate this drivel.

And...once again, anyone who uses the phrase "social justice warrior" as a pejorative is waving a big red flag for "self-absorbed douchebag". Thanks for self-identifying for us.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
150. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 25, 2015, 11:11 Stormsinger
 
SXO wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 08:49:
Derek Smart is back to his self aggrandizing shenanigans, and everyone is eating it right up because of how badly they want to hate on CIG now. It's like people have a need to have a controversy to grumble about.

I'm just curious to see how long it will be before he starts doing shit like posting gay porn to court websites (as evidence of something unclear). Derek reminds me of Jack Thompson -so- much, it's gone way past funny...and rapidly approaching pathetic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2015, 12:08 Stormsinger
 
Most of that blog would be vastly more correct if one word were added, to make the phrase "corporate privacy policies". It's the same problem we have everywhere when it comes to corporate behavior. Voluntary controls are just asking the fox to guard the henhouse. Legislated privacy policies have none of the issues the blogger refers to. They do have issues, primarily relating to a "one-size-fits-all" design and a designed-by-idiots problems, but the issues are at least different. And I suspect it would be far less damaging to the customers to put the onus on the business to meet national standards.  
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
21. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 11:30 Stormsinger
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 11:16:
With this latest move I almost feel sad he's fallen this far. I don't know if it's narcissism or some obsessive compulsive thing but it's out of control.

I don't think he's "fallen"...he's -always- been this low. He and Jack Thompson are two of a kind, scum-sucking opportunists with no working filters in their brain-to-mouth circuits.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
19. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 11:27 Stormsinger
 
Justopolis wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 10:43:
No one believes this is about anything but Derek's huge ego and his endless desire to create publicity for himself. He's willing to harm the development of another company's game, and thus all it's backers, just to get more attention and hopefully sell some more copies of his broken, terrible games. What a horrible, selfish person. He'll never change.

He -can't- harm their development. He has no standing to bring a suit anymore, his money was refunded so suffered no damage, not even potential damage. No judge is going to let this move forward.

But your overall point is absolutely correct...he's an asshole to the Nth degree.
 
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