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Signed On Mar 27, 2008, 12:06
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2015, 02:35 InBlack
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 16:03:
sat drinking beer and talking politics with Henry for an hour which was cool.

Im having a hard time imagining you talking politics with Henry Rollins, unless that talk ended with you getting smacked around a little bit. Maybe you are mellower face to face than you are on these here boards...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 30, 2015, 02:28 InBlack
 
Wikipedia is only meant to be used as a gateway to actual reference text. Exactly like any other encyclopedia. In that it succeeds perfectly. This articles is fucking bullshit, Wikipedia does exactly what it purports to do.

You can't expect to read an encyclopedia entry on "Quantum Mechanics" or "Fluid Mechanics" for that matter, and expect to understand the subject perfectly. That's not how it works.

I admit, the editors are not pros and the information could be presented in a better way, but when was the last time you opened up an actual encyclopedia? When was the last time you used a wiki? I rest my case.

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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Departure
6. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Departure Dec 30, 2015, 02:11 InBlack
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 22:17:
Fuck that right in the neck.

Is that a Canadian expression? Ive only ever heard one other guy use that phrase, but he is from Washington DC...
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Character and Unlock Details
2. Re: Battleborn Character and Unlock Details Dec 30, 2015, 02:06 InBlack
 
FPS/Moba. Oh well, I guess its better than a kick to the groin.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2015, 07:06 InBlack
 
You guys are nitpicking over SW:FA too much. There are logical inconsistencies in the movie that are far more grating than anything you wrote about here, and to be honest the original movies were FULL off them as well, although none were as bad as (super secret text):


1. How come the First Order is so powerful, vastly more powerful than a ragtag bunch calling themselves "the Resistance" (instead of what? the Rebels?) despite being on the losing side 30 years ago. What the Republic decided it doesn't need a standing army or Fleet? Yeah smart move there...
2. That horribly stupid R2D2 deux ex machina move at the end: Im awake now, here is the map to Skywalker, yeah I had it all along and for no reason decided to wake up right now cos...script!, yeah all of you can all suck my metallic dong asswipes....


Apart from those two horribly stupid things the movie captured the Star Wars Science Fantasy genre and feel perfectly, I liked it a whole lot.

Oh and can't believe Lemmy is dead. Fucking shit, I thought that guy would live forever........
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Dec 29, 2015, 06:53 InBlack
 
I was actually thinking of buying this game, since everyone and their mother apparently loves it (Ive not played any of the previous titles) but now with Creston's warning and this reveiw I think I may hold off until they get rid of the always online component or at least fix it enough for it not to take you out of the game every 15 minutes or so. While I understand the need to protect their hard earned moneys from the dirty rotten pirates, the system is bound to get cracked sooner or later and then you will have pirates enjoying the game as it should be enjoyed and a whole lot of very unhappy legitimate customers.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
20. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 29, 2015, 02:29 InBlack
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 16:50:
Keep drinking that mountain dew and eating those doritos, you too might one day live the dream of being a lifeless blob of flesh up on the big gaming arena screen.

Ok I loled at this. It's funny cos it might very well be true.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 29, 2015, 02:26 InBlack
 
Simon Says wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 00:14:
Total losses: a big ZERO.

Not sure about that, but their net gains from the increased exposure and word of mouth were probably positive...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
33. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 28, 2015, 09:39 InBlack
 
Not to worry though. As soon as Windows 11 or whatever starts downloading updates for our 'APPs' every 15 minutes, through whatever they end up calling their online 'play store', Im sure that our PCs will turn into sluggish banta shit diarhorea and we will be forced to upgrade every two years or so. Problem fixed...

The only reason people are buying new phones or tablets every two years or so is because software is being adjusted to work on newer hardware, instead of making better optimized software (what was the norm during the last 20 years of PC development) engineers are inventing new tricks to make use of more processing power, ram, etc.

The minute I get a new phone, I install the exact same apps I had on my old phone. How many updates does my One Note notemaker APP need in a week? Three? Four? Do I really need that fancy new UI with supershaders for my mail App? Im fucking sick of this shit....

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
26. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 28, 2015, 07:13 InBlack
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 27, 2015, 23:59:

In the meantime, and I don't think we're in disagreement here, for most people working in an office, for most people going to school, and for most people watching and making cat videos, their cell phone and their laptop they bought 5 years ago is all they need, and will need, for the foreseeable future.

Even if you own a low end desktop PC, the usability that you can get out of it will always be much better than any tablet, cell phone or laptop can provide. People will always say, oh but its not mobile...Well DUH that's what laptops, tablets or phones are for. People will say but if I have a laptop, why do I need a desktop PC and there is some truth to that. However from just an ergonomic viewpoint the PC provides a much better experience no matter the specs. Even if the hardware isn't being pushed to the limit by most users, there is really nothing that can beat the PC when it comes to usability at home or at the office. Articles like this try to make the case for mobile devices to the detriment of the PC, but it's just ambiguously disguised marketing. There is nothing a phone, tablet or laptop can do than what a comparatively priced (or even much cheaper) PC can't do better in a much more comfortable and easier environment. If you work in an enterprise environment, the PC is the be all, end all solution. If you work from home, same thing. Sure you have mobility with a laptop, but if anyone says they feel more comfortable working on a laptop than a desktop PC, they are lying or have bought into the marketing bullshit.

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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month
24. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month Dec 28, 2015, 07:04 InBlack
 
Nope combat isn't appealing in third person either. For example that Shadows of Mordor game was fun for about an hour and a half before it got repetitive and boring. I guess 3rd person action/adventure games are just not my thing.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
9. Re: Sunday Interviews Dec 28, 2015, 02:53 InBlack
 
Well Im not paying 60$ for a multiplayer only game, with potential unlocks and micro-transactions. I really expected this game to be F2P...I was sort of highly anticipating it until the news that it's not going to be F2P broke. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind paying 60$ for a highly polished Blizzard game, but not for something that's potentially going to have premium characters, unlocks, weapons and other microtransaction DLC bullshit down the line...  
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month
22. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month Dec 28, 2015, 02:47 InBlack
 
I could never really get into Tomb Raider. Not really sure what the attraction was, besides a pixelated fake chick, with huge 3d boobs. Maybe it would have been somewhat exciting when I was 14 or something, but then again I was never really a fan of 3rd person action games anyway.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 24, 2015, 04:13 InBlack
 
ldonyo wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 11:12:
How would Yahoo even know?

What do you mean? The hackers are obviously using the backdoors Yahoo is providing. So Yahoo is playing both sides, nice!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 24, 2015, 02:18 InBlack
 
NamecaF wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 22:31:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 17:25:
Cutter wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 17:10:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 14:39:
"5 percent the cost of current displays, it could see far cheaper smartphones"

I'll bet the farm Apple will gladly take that 95% savings for themselves.

Yeah, but when all the competition are selling phones that do the same thing for $5 how many people are really going to still be forking over $500 to Apple?

A: Whatever market is they have today. That many.

Yep. Never underestimate the cult that is Apple.

Sad +1.
 
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News Comments > The Witness Video
3. Re: The Witness Video Dec 24, 2015, 02:13 InBlack
 
Needs more Harrison Ford, and Kelly McGillis.  
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Improves Hit Detection
1. Re: Natural Selection 2 Improves Hit Detection Dec 23, 2015, 13:48 InBlack
 
Better late than never....or maybe not.  
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Progress Report
10. Re: BATTLETECH Progress Report Dec 23, 2015, 13:43 InBlack
 
Slashman wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 13:36:
But I loved the Mad Cat. Why is it NOT in the game?

It's a CLAN mech. (The story seems to be set in the inner sphere before the appearance of the Clans). Also known as the Timber Wolf. One of my favorites too.

If the game is successful, you can bet your ass they are going to be adding some kind of Clan expansion. (At least I hope they will, I always hated the bickering inner sphere Houses, except for Davion, kind of had a soft spot for the Prince)
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Progress Report
9. Re: BATTLETECH Progress Report Dec 23, 2015, 13:41 InBlack
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 11:14:
Are they selling pictures of Mech's yet? I mean THAT'S progress

Shhhh! Don't give them any ideas man!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2015, 09:43 InBlack
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 08:40:
The "dawn of the new world" isn't going to include chemical rockets...

Nuclear propulsion has been shown to be much more efficient at space flight back in the 60s. However politics being what they are, and humans being who they are, chemical rockets is what we're stuck with. Sorry.
 
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