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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2017, 15:16 NKD
 
heroin wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 12:00:
Exactly what Cutter said. I wonder why some are so conservative in their fear of believing conspiracies,

It's not a "fear of believing in conspiracies." It's placing a value on reasoning and evidence over wild speculation.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2017, 14:26 NKD
 
I always love how this is literally the only site where I see anyone talk about baseball. Basically zero discussion on any of my other gaming hideouts, in stark contrast to what happens as we come up on the NFL playoffs.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 22, 2017, 14:17 NKD
 
Did NeoGAF even have any users left anyway? Pretty sure they banned everyone for having wrong opinions.

That place was a great example of what happens when you do extreme moderation with no checks and balances on your moderators. You just had a bunch of really angry individuals going around banning literally anyone they didn't like.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Your data will get hacked anyway Oct 22, 2017, 09:37 NKD
 
Red886 wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 03:07:
any article on hate groups that fails to mention anti-white, anti-asian, anti-christian, anti-police is not worth 10s of your time.

It probably doesn't mention them because they make up like 0.01% of the hate groups on Steam, and thus is not a problem of the same scale. The article would be mighty long if they listed every possible anti-everything group.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
2. Re: Saturday Interviews Oct 22, 2017, 03:19 NKD
 
I liked the music in Black Flag.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2017, 15:37 NKD
 
For me, I've never found any of the JFK conspiracy theories particularly compelling. They have the same glaring holes that every conspiracy theory seems to have.

Conspiracy theories all make the mistake when inventing a new scenario to explain inconsistencies in the mainstream viewpoint. Any scenario you come up with has to explain those inconsistencies AND explain all the same stuff that the main theory already covered. But instead, you end up with something that purports to explain the inconsistencies, but is actually less convincing at explaining all the other mundane stuff. You end up with a theory that is actually a worse match for the available evidence.

Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 21, 2017, 15:17:
it is difficult to give a lot of credence to someone who also believes in telepathy, that extra-terrestrial aliens have visited Earth, and 9/11 conspiracies.

You'll be hard pressed to find other kinds of conspiracy theorists. People who fall into that trap are doing so because of faulty reasoning, not because a particular conspiracy has more evidence than another. They tend to believe a whole slew of shitty theories.

For example, the authors of this study report that “a belief that a rogue cell of MI6 was responsible
for [Princess] Diana’s death was correlated with belief in theories that HIV was created in a laboratory, that the moon landing was a hoax, and that governments are covering up the existence of aliens.” The effect continues even when the conspiracies contradict one another. For example, the more participants believed that Diana faked her own death, the more they believed that she was murdered.
 
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4. Re: etc., etc. Oct 21, 2017, 15:28 NKD
 
Not much value in those types of sites anymore. People just go to YouTube for content and places like reddit (or Blues!) for news and discussion.

Many of these sites have the problem of being staffed primarily by people with very little interest in video games. They are people looking to get their foot in the door in journalism, and gaming websites have a very, very low bar on who they will hire.

Why go to some website to get a political lecture on why video games are all problematic when you can just go on YouTube, load up the channel of someone who has the same taste in games as you, and get their much more relevant opinion?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2017, 15:01 NKD
 
Hey Trump does something that isn't completely fucking retarded! Gold star!

Ted Cruz is in hot water now though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
12. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 21, 2017, 00:59 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2017, 00:29:
christheshitter wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 22:42:
The likes of you knowing nothing what gaming is about.

I'd imagine gaming is about playing games, but I'm not some kind of entitled brat that takes his hobbies far too seriously and engages in ridiculous gatekeeping.

I mean his name says he's a shitter.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 21, 2017, 00:58 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 19:48:
Well, off they go to WikiLeaks and the NYT. Was that the intended consequence?

I doubt anyone in the US IC is giving anything to WikiLeaks anymore. Intelligence community knows they are bought and paid for by the Russians now.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Adds TruePlay Anti-Cheat Software
6. Re: Steam Sale Dates Leaked? Oct 21, 2017, 00:22 NKD
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 22:07:
NKD wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 20:20:
I dream of the day there's something to keep cheaters out of PC games. It's the biggest drawback PC has versus consoles these days. The ease with which you can cheat just makes it so much worse.
And how would hat work? The PC is an open platform. If you want something like that you need a closed platform.
I rather have cheaters than a closed platform.

I dunno. It would just be nice to have something. I don't see myself playing many multiplayer games on PC in the future, the number of cheaters has just gotten unbearable in all but the most popular or aggressively policed titles.

Try playing GTA Online on PC in a public session. See how many minutes before some motherfucker blows up everyone in the lobby with a single keypress on his mod menu, or someone puts everyone in a blackscreen loop, or whatever other nightmare.

Or even something as simple as optional leaderboards in mostly or entirely single-player games. Want to see how you are doing compared to others? Good luck, the first 50 pages are filled with people who have MAX_INT number of kills or completed the race in 0.01seconds.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Adds TruePlay Anti-Cheat Software
2. Re: Steam Sale Dates Leaked? Oct 20, 2017, 20:20 NKD
 
I dream of the day there's something to keep cheaters out of PC games. It's the biggest drawback PC has versus consoles these days. The ease with which you can cheat just makes it so much worse.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 20, 2017, 19:24 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 07:42:

People won't be buying these things, corporations will. Most people don't need a car, they need a ride. Even if you commute an hour each way to work, how long is the car sitting unused for in your day?

It's a lot of wasted economic opportunity in a car just sitting somewhere for hours on end. But the roads being full of fleets of on-demand cars, some available for private rides and some available for cheaper, smartly-routed shared rides (e.g., a much more effective version of Uber Share, since a router sends automated cars rather than whichever driver is near and clicks first) makes sense. Each car is being used much, much, much more often, and people make many small purchases instead of one large one. No maintenance, no worries, and you pay less over time.

Outside of truly rural areas, this is more or less where we'll be. And soon. Europe likely sooner.

Honestly I don't really see the use pattern changing much. Places where people tend to take public transportation, they will end up on automated public transportation. Places where people tend to drive their own cars, they'll have their own automated cars.

Automation will extend reasonable public transportation to somewhat less urban areas because of the cost savings on drivers, but it's not going to revolutionize suburbia into a place where you can get by without owning a car. For most people outside of the big cities it's still going to be the choice between a personal vehicle and being beholden to a bus schedule.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 20, 2017, 15:53 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 14:35:
Seems fair to write those people off as white supremacists.

Yeah, I imagine that's what they are going for anyway.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 20, 2017, 13:30 NKD
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 13:10:
That designer can go fuck himself. I'll never play a multiplayer game of any kind, let alone a goddamned FPS.

Uh... the guy who designed a single player FPS can go fuck himself? Nice reading comprehension.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 20, 2017, 10:46 NKD
 
"Hate groups" might be overstating it. It has a lot of edgy Trumptard teenagers naming their 3 or 4 person groups edgy things and using edgy pictures. Not surprised Valve isn't enforcing their own rules against such groups though.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Oct 20, 2017, 03:23 NKD
 
Heltorne wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 02:16:
haha so if single-player games are dying and MMOs are basically dead, what is the *in* thing right now?

Uh well, judging by whats been going on recently: Accessible online games, or online modes, with cash shops. This business model can be applied to just about any genre.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 20, 2017, 03:21 NKD
 
Gaben made a good choice getting out of the game development business and going into sales. He also made a good choice never selling out Valve.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 20, 2017, 03:18 NKD
 
Trust is definitely important. It doesn't matter if self-driving cars result in 1/1000th the fatality rate of human driven cars if you can't get that fact into peoples heads in a way that instills confidence. They won't buy the cars if they don't trust them, and the technology won't save the lives we want it to unless it has widespread adoption.

I'm not sure what the solution is though. People hate giving up control. Then again, we already have lots of safety laws on vehicles. Maybe the solution is to simply have human-driven cars go the way of all the other stuff cars used to have that made them more dangerous.

The number of lives involved is pretty significant, and there's no Constitutional right to drive a motor vehicle that any laws would step on.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 19, 2017, 21:02 NKD
 
Gee, now we have to refer to the "Rogue AI".  
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