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Signed On Apr 28, 2000, 16:06
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2018, 14:05 Bard
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 11:21:
WaltC wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 11:10:
CNN calling out Facebook for hosting a fake page is pot calling kettle black...;) Unlike CNN's deliberate, calculated fake news, FB simply hosted the page. It is true, however, that FB made no effort to verify the page as legit, even though it was a FB page seeking donations. Not surprising as FB never questions much of anything tied to "liberal" political causes, fake or otherwise.

Everyone, it's ok. WaltC made is obligatory single political post in a topic, spewing out talking points he will never, ever source. He won't cite a single thing to prove his claim, which in this case should be easy, as if CNN has so much "fake news" it would only take him a moment to post a few examples.

And he won't be back. He fires and forgets. Sometimes, I'm under the impression his doctors only allow him a few moments of internet time per day before putting him back in the padded room, so there's no way he can reply.

In fairness, he's not the only one to make super conservative claims then never come back when asked to cite them, he's just the most consistent.

heh - i guess some people are so un/misinformed the obvious requires proof that people should be able to find for themselves.
 
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News Comments > DCS World 2.5 Released
22. Re: DCS World 2.5 Released Apr 9, 2018, 10:08 Bard
 
Rilcon wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 22:30:
Assuming my only interest is in WW2 and I'm looking for something that can feel realistic without needing to go through a 25-step checklist just to start the engine, should I go with this or the latest IL-2 (or something else entirely)?

I've been out of the "sim" game for over a decade; didn't have space for a flightstick on my desk anymore...

Yes, grab the latest IL2.
 
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News Comments > DCS World 2.5 Released
21. Re: DCS World 2.5 Released Apr 9, 2018, 10:07 Bard
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 21:34:
It absolutely boggles my mind that in 2018, the flight combat sim genre has dried up to nearly nothing. This (along with wargaming and RPG's) were the cornerstone of PC gaming back when it started!

When I started playing on 'modern' systems, you couldn't take two steps without tripping over a flight combat sim or flight sim in general! If only I could take the devs from Microprose and Spectrum Holobyte (AND Looking Glass!) and bring them here from 1994...maybe then this genre would be the leader that it was two decades ago and rightfully should be. Where are the graphical powerhouse versions of F-15 Strike Eagle, F-14 Fleet Defender, Falco-..oh, well, forget I mentioned that one, F-117 Stealth Fighter, LHX, Apache Longbow, Hind, Thunderhawk, Silent Thunder, A-10 Tank Killer, Aces of the Pacific, Aces Over Europe, European Air War, 1942: Pacific Air War, Pacific Strike, B-17, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, Battlehawks 1942, Their Finest Hour...the list just goes on and on. If, in 1993, when I was clutching my box of Aces of the Pacific so hard it left marks, that in the year 2018, the only real flight combat sim would be DCS, I would have been seriously upset. Now, it only makes me that much more depressed. Yeah, DCS is gorgeous, but it's the only game in town. And with 1080ti video cards and octo-core 4ghz CPUs, that's just pathetic.

=-Rigs-=

I believe LOMAC was released in 2003. It's taken almost 15 years to get to here.
 
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News Comments > DCS World 2.5 Released
20. Re: DCS World 2.5 Released Apr 9, 2018, 10:03 Bard
 
bigspender wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 17:07:
For anyone with a VR headset - this is one of the best games to play (it's also on Steam)
Being free, it's worth loading up just to sit in the plane, because the cockpit details are just amazing. All of the little knobs and switches sticking out, etc. And being a simulator it's all to scale, and it really feels like you are inside a cockpit. You can even look out of the cockpit when parked and you can tell that you're sitting 2-3 metres above the runway. It's beautiful.

Assuming you have a computer from the future that is capable of supersampling high enough with a steady enough framerate that once you get airborne you're not barfing and can read the instrumentation.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 6, 2018, 13:31 Bard
 
I like the 'improperly shared' line...

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 2, 2018, 14:14 Bard
 
Facebook.

It is silencing activism against the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

An example of the things Companies should not have the ability to do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 26, 2018, 11:17 Bard
 
'without permission'.

except half the time you are nagged over and over and over and over again - without a 'fuck no - stop nagging me' option.

even if you yourself keep saying no every time, facebook gets around that by requiring the OTHER party you have been talking to to also keep saying no.

Frankly - it's bullshit. Only solution to this will be legal force as you simply cannot trust Facebook.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 26, 2018, 11:10 Bard
 
There's really one thing I want to know.

What was the disinformation?

Should be easy enough to supply the actual posts - because in my experience Russia has been publicising information from Wikileaks documentation - which has a 100% correct 100% of the time track record - through things like RT.

I'd like to know if we're seeing those sort of things - which would be rightly dubbed information, or if we're seeing nonsense - which would be disinformation.

Right now I've been seeing all sorts of claims, but I've yet to see examples of the actual posts.

I sure HAVE seen misinformation during the election - but from a PR company Hillary's camp hired that did a very poor job covering their tracks (buying up lapsed domains, failing to successfully anonymise the domain transfers, creating junk fed clickbait sites, then publicising attack stuff against Trump that was literally fake news that somehow got trended in Facebook despite Alexa showing the sites had zero traffic...)

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 20, 2018, 11:38 Bard
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 20, 2018, 10:29:
How to opt-out of fakebook "platform sharing, simply #deletefacebook

Unfortunately there is no real alternative.

And even then, after you have deleted your account, the system will still log you via facial recognition from other people's photos.


 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 18, 2018, 16:53 Bard
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 18, 2018, 16:21:
Bard wrote on Mar 18, 2018, 15:46:
conspiracy theories these day = truth about world events that highlight the lies we are told every day.

or... garbage being put out there by useful idiots and government employed dirtbags to try and make the truth look stupid by association.

Do you believe the parkland kids are actors?
Do you believe in reptilian overlords?

The article mentions these, and your post seems to imply you probably ponder such things.

Nope - just history and evidence. Not the kind of nonsense like the above.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 18, 2018, 15:46 Bard
 
conspiracy theories these day = truth about world events that highlight the lies we are told every day.

or... garbage being put out there by useful idiots and government employed dirtbags to try and make the truth look stupid by association.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 14, 2018, 12:26 Bard
 
my work went from planning and implementation and a little bit of support, to a never ending cycle of patching backdoors and other state requested surveillance stupidity and dealing with issues caused by these backdoors.

the whole surveillance culture should bugger off - it's completely screwed both our security and privacy, while protecting us from not much more than potential whistleblowers and journalists.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 14, 2018, 10:18 Bard
 
Facebook news?

During the election I noticed some trended Trump attack ads (disclosure, i think neither choice was a decent human being).

Out of curiosity I checked out the Domain Registration history of the trended sites in question, and went back through the internet time machine, and found pretty quickly that the sites were purchases of lapsed domains that had contained other things (HeatStreet for example, was a driveway heating company). Before the registration had been anonymized I found that a PR company in Washington had bought them.

Both domains had been purchased, basic RSS fed CMS's had been set up, and were being pumped with the same generic clickbait stuff.

Alexa (the web site statistics site) showed that the sites had pretty much zero traffic.

Yet all of a sudden, Trump attack stuff being hosted on these two sites was trended in Facebook immediately?

When I presented the heatstreet facebook account with the information I found, on their facebook page, the facebook account went dark within minutes. Only to come back sometime later with a new and clean facebook account.

Facebook getting into News looks suspect as hell....
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 13:20 Bard
 
Saboth wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 10:47:
Beamer wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 10:29:
But in the new XCOM you also fight the thin men, who are g-men that have integrated into higher levels of government and... omg, they represent creeping sharia, don't they!!!!!!!!!!`1!!?

No, no. See, these games are pro-right wing and Trump, so the thin men are the evil Deep State.

Play any military shooter and it becomes obvious within seconds how utterly brainwashed into supporting the never ending regime change in the middle east foreign policy most players are.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Outage Fix and Compensation
2. Re: That is rather nice of them Mar 8, 2018, 12:53 Bard
 
The only compensation I think should be made is to REMOVE THE STUPID DRM being used!

If it doesn't operate without an internet connection - fix it so that it does.


 
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News Comments > Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage
13. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 20:53 Bard
 
Silgurdar wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 18:01:
Why do you need active Internet connection to use the Oculus Rift? It's same as needing one to use a monitor...

DRM.

It's when their DRM is more important than reliability or privacy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 6, 2018, 15:45 Bard
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 01:06:
Wow that Facebook headline is such enormous bullshit that I wish I could burn down CNBC right about now for wasting my time with that clickbait crap.

I am starting to get really angry at news sites that pull complete inverse news like this, because that is literally the exact opposite of what facebook asked and with the spin they added it's even complete fake news. Read the actual poll from Facebook and realize what utter BS this news is. And they wonder why everyone sees fake news nowadays.

Fuck CNBC, they are a disgrace to journalism

All media has an Agenda that's easy to see when you pay attention - people just don't notice because aaaw puppies
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
3. Re: Uber and Lyft Mar 3, 2018, 12:31 Bard
 
Bill Borre wrote on Mar 3, 2018, 10:50:
I'm not sure what the appeal of being an Uber driver is. Everything I've read about it is negative. Maybe it's just some kind of evolution of social media?

For some people, it's the only source of income they can get. You know, with Socialism only being for commies...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 15:52 Bard
 
I would like to see presentation of the information we were supplied by the Russian Trolls.

I've noticed a few subscribed youtube accounts of mine that have been taken offline - however i know for certain the information provided to me by them was 100% correct (mostly being reports on information contained in wikileaks data, which has a track record of 100% correct 100% of the time).

It seems this is not so much about doing anything dodgy, like say, the privately owned north american media which happens to be owned by parent companies making their money off military adventurism - but providing voters with true information and influencing them so that they are informed voters.

Seems like this is a war on truth, rather than a war on lines, because the truth is inconvenient to the current political elite.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
22. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 18, 2018, 21:43 Bard
 
This is a great example of, if you say it for long enough, people believe it

New. Cold. War. False narrative. Learn from History.
 
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