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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Aug 13, 2016, 15:46 NKD
 
That dox thing isn't surprising.

A lot of the prominent "Anti-GamerGate" folks have branded themselves as "Internet Abuse Specialists" or whatever, as if they have some actual business that does something real to help people. They don't.

It's just a way of marketing themselves in such a way that they appear to be experts in a field. But it's a field that doesn't exist. This way they have better chances at being interviewed about things and setting up whatever narratives they want. More importantly, it helps them get donations as they appear to be doing something instead of just panhandling.

But if you actually look into these people and their pasts, "Internet Abuse Specialists" actually seems pretty accurate, if you mean that they specialize in abusing people on the Internet. People like Zoe Quinn, Mandi Harpoons, and Sarah Nyberg all have lengthy histories of being associated with communities known for doxxing, harassing, and just generally being shitty edgelords.

In short, they are people who spent years being liked by nobody, and lashing out at everyone. But that doesn't pay for their meth habits.

Now many years later they flip the script. Now they position themselves as victims and the advocates for victims, and rake in the Patreon bucks from people with a lot of money who want to feel like they are doing something good without actually doing anything. They are still reprehensible human beings, but positioning themselves as victims and sticking together makes it impossible for anyone of importance to criticize them or point out their shittiness. You can't do so without being dogpiled, doxxed, and run off the Internet.

It's just a creepy little Internet cult no different from any of the others. They use the same shitty tactics to harass people they don't like and get attention and donations for themselves.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
56. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 11:29 NKD
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 10:41:
NKD wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 05:33:
Saw this on reddit. Apparently Metacritic is getting bombed with fake positive reviews.

One guy made the joke that the user reviews are procedurally generated.

They probably hired some astroturfing company out of Russia or some other dark corner that specializes in social media. I posted on an MMO forum about the game and got attacked by someone who almost literally copy/pasted the same bullshit response to any criticism of the game.

They are just trying to Correct The Record (TM)!!
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
43. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 05:33 NKD
 
Saw this on reddit. Apparently Metacritic is getting bombed with fake positive reviews.

One guy made the joke that the user reviews are procedurally generated.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
4. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 12, 2016, 19:02 NKD
 
Garbage game. This was actually the first time I've used Steam refund though so it served as a good chance to test it out. Only took a few hours to get my refund processed.

Terrible performance. Terrible interface. The most distracting and nauseating graphical effect, the chromatic aberration, cannot be disabled.
 
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News Comments > Police Simulator Law Enforcement Announced
1. Re: Police Simulator Law Enforcement Announced Aug 12, 2016, 18:58 NKD
 
The last thing I want to simulate is the national embarassment that is US law enforcement.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds
27. Re: No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds Aug 12, 2016, 15:01 NKD
 
Purchased it. Performance is incredibly shit on my monster computer even at medium settings with no AA. Interface is also pure console shit. Frequent crashes.

Steam refund processing. If Steam refunds didn't exist I wouldn't have even tried it out. This is a $10-15 game IMHO.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 12, 2016, 12:52 NKD
 
Meanwhile at AMD...


Seriously though if AMD doesn't get their shit together NVIDIA will go from "The way its meant to be played." to "Literally the only way it can be played."
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds
12. Re: No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds Aug 12, 2016, 12:31 NKD
 
Moog wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 11:55:

I thought it was traditional to QA a product *before* release!

Oooohohohoho. I don't know when that was.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Specs and Preloads
16. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Specs and Preloads Aug 12, 2016, 01:32 NKD
 
I always get a laugh out of how arbitrary system requirements are. Sometimes companies shoot for the moon on these things and you end up being able to get acceptable performance and quality on a much weaker system than recommmended. Other times even the recommended system struggles. And the minimum is sometimes a lot less minimum than other times.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 6, 2016, 03:58 NKD
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 00:30:
That's 159m people who should rather be using uBlock Origin than supporting the scam outfit that runs AdBlock Plus, also, you can't block a browser plugin.. but don't tell that the Chinese firewall.

Yeah I really doubt anyone even remotely tech-savvy is going to be stopped by this.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials: 15M Overwatch Players
4. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials: 15M Overwatch Players Aug 4, 2016, 21:34 NKD
 
Retired wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 21:14:
I never understood why they bother giving Non-GAAP numbers. It doesn't take into account any labor expenses. Oh yea, puff their chest up and make it look better than it actually is. They don't pay out on Non-GAAP amounts to shareholders, so it is a waste of time.

Even the FASB official literature doesn't outright poo-poo non-GAAP reporting. It can be useful on a meta analysis level. Though you are correct that it's not really a great indicator of returns on its own.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 4, 2016, 00:42 NKD
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 14:56:
I'd go to that pub. Let the little shitters find another spot while he gains a more interesting crowd.

A more interesting crowd? Ehh I'm not so sure.

Wouldn't a bar that goes out of its way to advertise itself as a "no cell phone" area attract a really unpleasant crowd?

The "cell phones are ruining the world" types are not exactly the most easy-going and pleasant bunch of people in the world. It's mostly a lot of really opinionated elderly Luddites with strong conservative political opinions.
 
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News Comments > New Titan X Released
23. Re: New Titan X Released Aug 3, 2016, 17:47 NKD
 
Shineyguy wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 09:28:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 05:16:
Man, can't wait to build my quad-SLI Titan X machine. My Vive will run like buttah.

Too bad SLI is now limited to two cards unless you're benchmarking..

Also too bad SLI doesn't work with Vive currently... jdreyer's dream is dead. At least for the time being.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 3, 2016, 17:03 NKD
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 09:53:
Folks will be tuning in to the Olympics to simply believe it's actually happening in Rio. It's like slowing down at an accident to have a look.

I'm sure most of whats aired will be properly sanitized to look better. More properly sanitized than anything the athletes are forced to touch, anyway.

What a fucking mess. Anyone defending that clusterfuck should be ashamed.
 
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News Comments > BioWare Forums Closing
4. Re: BioWare Forums Closing Jul 29, 2016, 21:02 NKD
 
A lot of companies have found they can save a little bit of money by closing their forums and firing their forum moderators. They rely on Steam and a game-specific subreddit with volunteer moderators to serve as their community.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2016, 14:28 NKD
 
B5 curse continues. Very sad. Just finished rewatching the series a couple weeks ago. I didn't much care for Jerry's politics but sometimes listened to his radio show anyway because I liked the dude.

Here's hoping it's a long time before any more of the cast move beyond the rim.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 13:08 NKD
 
Not familiar with this guy but people would do well to get away from Twitter anyway.  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
6. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 17, 2016, 18:16 NKD
 
That's when the man stepped in front of the vehicle, thinking they had possibly broken into his home, raised his gun and ordered them not to move, officials said.

The vehicle sped towards him and he moved out of its path. He then fired rounds at the vehicle because he said it "was attempting to strike him," Troiano said.

Bzzzt. Wrong answer douchebag. You can't intentionally step in front of someones car and then claim you feared for your life and start shooting them, nor do you have a right to detain people on a public street.

It's actually the reverse. The people in the car were the ones rightfully fearing for their life, and would be within their rights to run you over and leave you bleeding in the street.

That said, stop creeping outside peoples homes at 1:30am looking for Pokemons. Do that shit at a more reasonable hour.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
19. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 17, 2016, 00:22 NKD
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 21:31:
I wonder how many fanatics will blame Derek Smart and everyone else they can try to find as a scapegoat instead of Chris Roberts.

Seems very likely. When this shit goes tits up, CIG will be blameless. It'll be the "haters" and Derek Smart and evil outside forces that "wanted the game to fail" who destroyed it.

Chris Roberts will go into hiding for 6 months or a year, and then he'll come back with another project and ask for more money and everyone he just ripped off with Star Citizen will pony up more cash.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
3. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 16, 2016, 15:34 NKD
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 14:32:
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 13:26:
We need more money!

I'll be dead and buried before this game is ever finished, or too old to play it due to arthritis and dementia.

Dementia seems to be a prerequisite for being a fan of this game, so at least on that front, you'd be okay.
 
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