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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 5, 2017, 10:42 Verno
 
Backblaze beats the living shit out of drives, in a way that companies don't test for and regular consumers never will. In the past they also actively shucked externals and then compare those to fucking NAS drives and shit like that. I do not rely on Backblaze stats or use them for evidence of anything. Backblaze themselves note this.

Google had better drive failure stats awhile ago but I don't remember if they still release them.

Our company has seen relatively stable failure rates across manufacturers with few exceptions over the years (Deathstar lol).
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Oct 5, 2017, 10:34 Verno
 
Yeah but they're turning $60 paid games into glorified F2P games...where you still have to pay $60. That's the point of this discussion.

Even in F2P games loot crates are getting out of hand. Asking your audience for money to get cosmetic thing is fine. Asking your audience to pay money for a chance to get something is gambling to me and should be regulated. I feel the same way about mobile games. They can make their money in other ways, they just want to make it this way and that's fine except it should be regulated like other forms of gambling. Why? It targets people with addiction problems, that's why these companies go after "the whales".
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 5, 2017, 05:58 Verno
 
The price and total lack of flagship features is kind of absurd. Here's our 2012 phone design, pay us Apple prices for them. No thanks, Pixel looks hideous. Just what I wanted, the fattest bezels for premium prices haha. $219 earbuds, fuck off Google.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
74. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2017, 05:56 Verno
 
As you mentioned earlier it's an easy modification to make and smuggle unfortunately. Most proposed gun control law is toothless and ineffective. If we want true reform in this area, we need to take care of the NRA first.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 4, 2017, 16:03 Verno
 
ldonyo wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 15:38:
I don't know who the schmucks are to which you are referring, oh bitter one, but here's what I plan to play on mine when I get it:

4K Blu-ray movies, Blu-ray movies up-converted to 4K, all of my Xbox One games, many of my Xbox 360 games, and some Xbox games because they're now backward compatible.

What you'll actually end up doing with it: Netflix
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 4, 2017, 14:51 Verno
 
It's been no problem to find pre-sale stock so I'm not sure its selling that well, unless their distribution chain is just that robust. All of their language has been vague PR stuff about it, no specific figures. They put out a "limited edition" which sold out quickly but any new tech toy sells out at launch. Hell the Wii U sold out at launch for awhile.

The most powerful console EVAR...to play Cuphead and Minecraft on. Well done guys.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2017, 12:34 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 10:37:
To be fair, I eat Chipotle more than once per week... but what kind of idiot gets tacos? Everyone knows you get the most food by ordering a bowl and getting a tortilla on the side... so halfway through eating the bowl you can MAKE a complete burrito. It's two meals in one!

I've seen so many people doing this in recent months, I'm surprised the chain hasn't tried to be assholes and stop it with some ridiculous rule or item changes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 4, 2017, 12:32 Verno
 
Xbox Boss explains that backwards compatibility is the only reason he wasn't lynched by Xbox fans after essentially killing off most of their exclusive titles.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode
9. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Oct 4, 2017, 12:31 Verno
 
Fuck the Creation Club, seriously. I've read into it and you know this isn't going anywhere good for gamers.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
70. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2017, 12:22 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 12:00:
Really, you have no idea what I am doing.

Seems pretty clear to me - you're offering shallow surface level opinions and ignoring the larger context as usual. Didn't even miss a beat to make the usual republican rant either. Keep posting those facebook and youtube videos though, well done Agent of Change Idea

His father was, which is reason enough to see if it carried on genetically. Psychopaths often operate as completely normal and highly successful - if not compelling and attractive - in society until he/she is caught being manipulative or performing an heinous act.

There is no reliable method of isolating "psychopaths" from the regular populace. The few studies pointing to genetic factors also point to how they are affected by socialization and parenting. Its a nice thought but pretty hard to implement.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
64. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2017, 10:23 Verno
 
The baby steps need to start at the political level, aimed directly at campaign finance reform and political donations. We need to go after the thing stopping change and that's corporate money. This has the added bonus of affecting several other societal areas where corporate lobby has become entrenched and problematic. What we don't need are sound bite opinions from media who move on in less than a week. Or ineffectual feelgood change that can't possibly go anywhere.

Unlike people like RedEye9, I'm not posting on Facebook or reposting Jimmy Kimmel videos and convincing myself I'm doing something. We don't need awareness raised, people are already aware, they just ignore it as soon as its out of their face. I'm trying to get people elected who will reform the underlying causes of these problems. I'm using my time and money in that respect and that's what I recommend others do. Don't give up, attack the real problem. People will support reasonable restrictions when the true obstacles are removed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 17:00 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 15:04:
You're free to make your own choice.
I choose to be part of the solution and that solution is change.

Until then you can enjoy your choice which is tens of thousands of innocent Americans getting gunned down every year.

Ironically I view people like you as part of the problem. Always trying to forcefully push a narrow agenda onto others, one that you clearly haven't even put much thought into. Constantly ignoring the larger context and what actually needs to change before we can even think about gun control, instead trying to shout everyone down if they disagree with the method.

You cannot change gun control in this country in the current climate. The NRA is too powerful and gun ownership is a respected and lawful tradition in this country. It is legal to own and use guns. The public will for change simply isn't there, there are 55 million registered firearm voters in America and who knows how many unregistered ones. The overwhelming majority of gun owners aren't doing anything wrong either but good luck influencing them with guilt trips.
You can talk about deaths (roughly 2/3 of US gun related deaths are self inflicted by the way) but people have become normalized to these events, in a week people will have moved onto the next news cycle. I know because we've been here before.

Lobbying for additional gun control without addressing the inherent issue (feckless politicians bullied or funded by a massive lobbying arm) is a pointless battle. The NRA needs to die before anything else happens, period. How do you kill the NRA in this context? Prevent them from influencing the political sphere. How do they do that? Money.

You bring me some politicians who will reform campaign finance and political donation legislation, I am right there. That is some meaningful change I can get behind. You want to sit around debating about whether people can own the 12 bullet clip or the 15 bullet clip, you're on your own Agent of Change.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 14:48 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 13:54:
But you're wrong, it will change and it has to change.

I don't hold gun legislation in any high regard but sorry you're incorrect, it will not change in any meaningful way in our lifetime.

You can cite some polls or link youtube videos or parrot others all you want. Ain't happenin.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Oct 3, 2017, 14:05 Verno
 
It's called BUSINESS. You don't survive without making a positive cash flow.

Bumping in here but what a strange argument. I'm the customer, I don't care about their cashflow. If you want me to care about their business, you can buy me some shares in it. They can always justify increased monetization with cashflow nonsense. There will never be enough for these companies. They all managed to exist before the microtransaction era by dealing with these things by properly costing their products. Something tells me they can still survive just fine without this sort of crap. They simply don't want to. They want as much money as possible. Ok fine, I'm never one to argue against fair profits but this type of thing should be regulated like gambling because that's what it is, glorified gambling.

It's now impossible to argue these things aren't affecting design negatively and I would also argue they are going to have some societal impact much like gambling if it isn't curtailed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 13:52 Verno
 
Yes because what people say they will do in a poll and what they actually do have never been different. Guns and gun culture are too well entrenched in America. You might as well try to ban sugar while you're at it. Cite all of the polls you want but the political will to get it done isn't there because the public isn't truly behind it.

NKD is right, by and large people want guns so we're going to keep having guns.
 
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News Comments > Nioh: Complete Edition Coming to PCs
3. Re: Nioh: Complete Edition Coming to PCs Oct 2, 2017, 12:23 Verno
 
This game is really hard, totally puts Dark Souls to shame in combat difficulty. I'm having a good time with it though.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2017, 10:29 Verno
 
I'm sure this will descend into the usual debates soon enough but for now I will just offer my condolences for all affected.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
12. No subject Oct 2, 2017, 09:19 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Oct 1, 2017, 23:36:
There is zero moral justification for European colonization of America and displacement/extermination of the natives. Not much we can do about it now, but we can at least not bitch about small inconveniences visited on us by Native Americans.

It was the actions of our ancestors and if you look at human history its pretty rare for the conquered to be given this much status, especially this far into the future. We pay out billions in reparations every year, they get favorable taxation and countless other concessions. Short of giving the land back, you can start with your property if you truly care that much, I feel we've done what we can. It has never been a just world, not then and certainly not now.

Getting back to the original story, this is the 4th instance of this I've heard about in recent years. I'm not thrilled with the idea that casinos can just declare a malfunction but sometimes it makes sense. For example a few times the jackpot was in excess of the machines stated payout - an obvious programming error. I didn't get enough detail on this one to decide though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 28, 2017, 14:52 Verno
 
I'd be more partial to Elizabeth Warren but she isn't a great orator which is a pretty big deal in modern politics.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Sep 28, 2017, 14:50 Verno
 
It was a global phenomenon at the time, the introduction of new technology and the long awaited new film from the guy who made Terminator 2 and Titanic. To me it was lightning in a bottle and I really don't think quality and dollars have anything to do with each other. It was a mediocre film that made a lot of money and came at a very opportune time with big marketing and a huge name behind it. I guess we'll see how the follow ups do.

Mr Mercedes is fucking great, you should watch it dude! It has that amazing weirdness and watchability that marks Kings best stuff to me. No one writes human characters like King does and TV is by far the more preferable platform for his work since the longer runtimes allows for his characterization to shine.

On the other hand sometimes you get The Langoliers
 
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