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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games
11. Re: SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games Nov 17, 2016, 20:49 NKD
 
TheEmissary wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 20:17:
I have feeling what will happen is that the major studios will outsource the voice acting in other countries.

Maybe they can get the people who do tech support? I'm sure "Jeff" from Mumbai would be glad to voice your main character for pennies on the dollar.

I would be all for supporting Voice Actors getting better wages if they took to supporting software developers fight against unhealthy working environment in terms of hours worked and stress.

Who says they don't support that? If the software developers tried to unionize you bet your ass other union employees would support them. I come from a union family. My grandfather was a business manager for several decades in LIUNA. And my father and two uncles were also union construction laborers. Any union employee would support another workers attempt to unionize in any way they could.

But outsiders can't come in and do it for you. SAG-AFTRA have no contract with these companies, covering software developers, nor are software developers even in their umbrella of covered work. They have no negotiating power to help people who aren't actors. They don't have any expertise in what software developers needs are as far as workplace improvement.

The software developers actually have to start an effort to unionize before other workers can join them in solidarity.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games
9. Re: SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games Nov 17, 2016, 18:31 NKD
 
Stick it to em ladies and gents. Games industry has been abusing its employee and contractors for way too long. Hopefully other groups grow some spine and start fighting for what they deserve too.  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers & Warning
8. Re: New GeForce Drivers & Warning Nov 15, 2016, 22:33 NKD
 
Oh my Grodd, finally.

They fixed the fucking GSync-runs-things-at-24fps-in-Windowed bug that's been plaguing me.

For some reason random games in Windowed or non-exclusive fullscreen would not work with GSync, it'd run them at like 24hz. I could sometimes trick it into working properly by bringing up another game that did have exclusive fullscreen, and then going back to it.

But now evidently I don't have to do that shit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 15, 2016, 12:16 NKD
 
Maybe get off the peasantstation  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
18. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 14, 2016, 23:58 NKD
 
Baristan wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 20:31:
Trump stated in an interview after being elected that LGBTQ equality is a settled issue and will not be changed under his administration. There will be no new anti LGBTQ laws and laws in effect will not be repealed.

That's not up to him. If he's going to appoint conservative justices, he can't control what they do. Which may include throwing out marriage equality, while they are throwing out the right to get an abortion.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 14, 2016, 16:23 NKD
 
Bard wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 15:25:
oh come on now. Since Trump was elected?

Talk about FUD. If anything we'll be seeing rolling back of that NSA BS.

Trump won't be rolling back anything at the NSA. He doesn't have the political capital to do it. Neither party are on-board for trimming back the surveillance state because it benefits them both.

The surveillance state might bother a few of us left wing liberals and right wing libertarians, but ultimately most people on both sides of the aisle are too busy worrying about other stuff, or openly support "tough on terrorism" surveillance.
 
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News Comments > Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal?
11. Re: Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal? Nov 14, 2016, 16:21 NKD
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 13:32:
NKD wrote on Nov 14, 2016, 12:19:

Unsurprisingly Polygon found the presence of guns and the ability to do bad things incredibly 'problematic' and 'gross'.


Which for any other game would be laughable, but read up on the basic story premise and you'll understand why it's not just problematic, but completely insane in the context of the story.

Crime AI flags someone with 86% probability to be the next jerkface 2.0
jerkface 2.0 fights this because he feels it's not right
jerkface 2.0 becomes a murdering terrorist to prove he is not a murdering terrorist???
Crime AI correctly flagged jerkface 2.0

Which makes for an extremely questionable "moral of the story" if you were being flippant, you could even construct that Ubisoft promotes terrorism, well, depending on how the story ends.

The game could very well address that inconsistency.. or consistency depending on how you look at it. Did the AI calculate its own actions into its prediction? I don't know. Or the promotional material could be overstating how much that prediction played into this guys motivations.

It's the first thing that comes to mind "Hey, they predicted he'd be a criminal and so he's... doing criminal things?" I'd expect they'd address that in some manner.
 
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News Comments > Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal?
4. Re: Does Watch Dogs 2 Include a Sneaky Game Reveal? Nov 14, 2016, 12:19 NKD
 
Looks like the reviews are coming in on the console peasant version of the game and the consensus seems to be that it's a very significant improvement from the first game.

Unsurprisingly Polygon found the presence of guns and the ability to do bad things incredibly 'problematic' and 'gross'.

We'll see how the PC version performs however...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 13, 2016, 22:23 NKD
 
For my uses, I don't even bother with these platforms anymore.

Wait around a year or more for a minor performance increase, none of which surfaces in most games? Or just get the consumer socket version, and get the same performance cheaper and earlier.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 12, 2016, 20:07 NKD
 
The only notes I want to see from former Gawker employees are notes of apology and resignations.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 12, 2016, 20:05 NKD
 
Bill Borre wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 16:02:
What about that creepy kid of his during the acceptance speech? He looked like he was being assaulted by invisible demons.

I'd have demons too if my dad was a child molester.
 
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News Comments > Gone Home for Free
28. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 12, 2016, 20:00 NKD
 
Saboth wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 19:51:
He ran on the premise he was a Washington outsider, and once in office, he was going to clean up Washington, "drain the swamp",

Yeah... it has been really sad watching Trumpsters try and perform mental gymnastics to explain away the imminent appointment of sleazy Washington insiders, climate deniers, and evangelical Christians. Yeah, a lot of Trump supporters don't have a problem with that, but you had a lot of people outside of the traditional Republican base voting for him as well.

It's especially funny watching the atheist Trumpsters try to explain Mike "Mandatory Creationism in Schools" Pence.
 
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News Comments > Gone Home for Free
23. Re: Gone Home for Free Nov 12, 2016, 17:52 NKD
 
Didn't know hope and love were so controversial and dangerous.

Then again we do have a small contingent of old retired conservatives here who probably consider those things to be liberal brainwashing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 10, 2016, 20:11 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 19:27:
I'm sickened. Can we nuke Tennessee, only issue would be identifying the corpses because there are no dental records and all the dna is the same.

Overreact much? It's just a poorly written law in that it doesn't allow the court to consider the person's intent in recording, only the nature of the recording itself.

It's up to the legislators to fix that, the judges hands are tied. Poorly written laws and people getting off on technicalities are everywhere, not just in Tennessee.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Launch Trailer
6. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Launch Trailer Nov 9, 2016, 21:30 NKD
 
Cautiously optimistic on this one still. Protagonist is less of an Autistic Batman ripoff, city seems more alive. Has actual co-op. Etc. Lots of good incremental improvements. It remains to be seen if it adds up to a much more enjoyable game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
98. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 20:57 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 20:10:
NKD wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 18:33:
Any hopes for real steps towards universal healthcare are dead.

Repealing Obamacare will be the best thing Trump does.


Not for the millions of low income Americans who will lose coverage, or people getting denied for pre-existing conditions. What would you say to those people? What would your boy Trump do for them in lieu of Obamacare?

This comment was edited on Nov 9, 2016, 21:12.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
84. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 19:30 NKD
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 19:25:
Pence sure seems like a piece of work though. He'll likely be the one doing most of the work from behind the scenes and that's a hell of a lot more terrifying since it seems he has much more support from fellow Republicans.

I feel as though Trump doesn't believe most of what he says and instead just said it because "oh he says it like it is!" but Pence is a genuine nutbar.

Pence is pretty scary. Like "throw out the constitution and implement evangelical Christianity as state religion" level of scary.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
77. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 18:33 NKD
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 17:32:
NKD wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 17:10:
Very ashamed to be an American today.

Grow up. It is called democracy.

Hence why I am ashamed. Some dictator didn't force his way into power. There wasn't some coup.

This rancid cheetoh won fair and square because the majority of Americans are selfish, racist, and generally just bad human beings who are great at making self-defeating decisions. Net neutrality is dead. Roe v Wade is dead. Any hopes for real steps towards universal healthcare are dead. The war on drugs is alive and well.

And the most serious issue of our time, climate change, well, Trump doesn't believe it exists.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
69. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 17:10 NKD
 
Very ashamed to be an American today.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Nov 8, 2016, 08:02 NKD
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 06:38:
Already did. I voted Comet 2016!

I literally wrote in Giant Comet this year. Thankfully I live in a generally sensible state there were some less vomit-inducing things to vote on down the ballot.
 
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