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Homepage http://www.tacticalgamerz.com
Signed On Jul 9, 2009, 18:02
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News Comments > Amnesia Postmortem - Piracy? "Screw It"
15. Re: Amnesia Postmortem - Piracy? "Screw It" Sep 13, 2012, 23:13 ^Drag0n^
 
"The truth about piracy sure does hurt, don't it?"

After hearing activision, ea, and boobiesoft whine so much, it's nice to occasionally hear the truth: piracy is pretty much irrelevant.
 
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News Comments > BIS Arrests Follow-up
21. Re: BIS Arrests Follow-up Sep 13, 2012, 00:05 ^Drag0n^
 
Well, we can be assured that the Stockade portion of that map will be spot-on accurate.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: iPhone 5 Sep 12, 2012, 23:48 ^Drag0n^
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 21:21:
Is there any reason why someone would switch to an iPhone now? I can see upgrading from a previous model may make sense if you're used to it and you have apps (which I assume transfer to new models), but if you don't have an iPhone, why? What innovation does the iPhone 5 have, over the 4S or over other high end phones? It evolves 4S many features but doesn't add anything new, does it? Is 4G new to the iPhone?

I wouldn't swap my old SGS2 for an iPhone 5, never mind my current SGS3.

Having both devices, I have to admit that the general quality of the apps on iOS are better. I have the same app, in many cases, across both platforms. Be it Tweetdeck, NHL Gamecenter, or Pandora, the android versions just have too many quirks (landscape not working in all screens in tweetdeck is f-ing stupid, IMO, and Pandora not allowing you to view precious tracks, well, ditto). The other thing I find annoying is knowing that the Tegra chip has the capability for amazing graphics, but nothing decent exists for games, whereas iOS has some amazing Unreal Engine games on board.

I like the open nature of android, but even with ice cream sandwich, it just seems to lack polish...but I continue to hope that changes.

Again, IMHO.
 
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News Comments > BIS Arrests Follow-up
18. Re: BIS Arrests Follow-up Sep 12, 2012, 18:16 ^Drag0n^
 
"It's ok! I'm a game developer!"

What a novel response for an espionage charge
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2012, 19:04 ^Drag0n^
 
Actually, I think I remember reading Xytol was quite good for your teeth. Was a while ago, though. Things may have changed.

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News Comments > Playable Female Characters in Aliens: Colonial Marines
19. Re: Playable Female Characters in Aliens: Colonial Marines Sep 3, 2012, 18:57 ^Drag0n^
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 17:11:
RailWizard wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 16:51:
Fantaz wrote on Sep 3, 2012, 16:19:
Ripley!

Vasquez, clear and lock.

Hey, Vasquez, you ever been mistaken for a man?

No, have you?

Best movie ever. Those quips were awesome.
 
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News Comments > Labor Day Legal Briefs
5. Re: Labor Day Legal Briefs Sep 3, 2012, 18:55 ^Drag0n^
 
I suspect that it is less Apple, and more the holders of the media (Sony/Columbia, Virgin, EMI, Capitol, RCA, etc.)

Didn't jobs write an open letter to the music industry calling for an end to DRM?

Gotta admire Bruce....always putting it to the man!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2012, 16:43 ^Drag0n^
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 16:33:
You know, ever heard of Xylit? or Xylitol? Instead of sugar, this stuff is actually good for you and your teeth, and tastes sweeter than sugar. Only downside is it's expensive as hell.

I think Dentene (or one of the other chewing gums) uses that. Maybe it was Trident...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2012, 16:41 ^Drag0n^
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 15:16:
^Drag0n^ wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 14:55:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 13:55:
Bah... sugar drinks.. how can anyone drink that? Why would anyone WANT to drink that... mystery

It takes far less sugar than it does high fructose corn syrup for the same level of sweetness. The only reason they use it in the US is because it costs a fraction of the cost of sugar here. Dollars savings rules over calorie savings...

Actually, it's not a price thing, but scarcity (throwback doesn't cost more than regular). Goddamn corn farmers' lobby made laws that limit the amount of sugar that can be imported into the country, leaving companies like Coke and Heinz NO CHOICE but to use HFCS in the majority of their production. It's a goddamn racket, all because corporations took over agriculture and endlessly seek ways to produce more and more so that they can make more and more money. They weren't happy with just providing corn to eat, they want to find 11 zillion other ways to shove it in our face.


No doubt it's that way now (yeah, ethanol fuels are a part of that mix, too), but back when they made the choice, I think it was the other way around. I could be wrong, though (wouldn't be the first time).

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News Comments > Black Mesa Source This Month
31. Re: Black Mesa Source This Month Sep 2, 2012, 16:38 ^Drag0n^
 
gsilver wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 16:15:
If they're 98% completed, I reckon that it's about time for a cease-and-desist order to show up.

...Oh, wait. This is Valve. They actually like their fans.

Bastards

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2012, 14:55 ^Drag0n^
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 2, 2012, 13:55:
Bah... sugar drinks.. how can anyone drink that? Why would anyone WANT to drink that... mystery

It takes far less sugar than it does high fructose corn syrup for the same level of sweetness. The only reason they use it in the US is because it costs a fraction of the cost of sugar here. Dollars savings rules over calorie savings...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2012, 14:48 ^Drag0n^
 
I wouldn't worry all that much about soda expiration dates, my friend. I still remember when they didn't have them, and conventional wisdom was that a can of Coke had a half-life at least that of a Twinkie.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 31, 2012, 22:30 ^Drag0n^
 
You would have loved the HP Blackbird case. I still have mine. Will never surrender it.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 30, 2012, 01:06 ^Drag0n^
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 29, 2012, 23:37:
Might?

LMAO
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 23, 2012, 21:37 ^Drag0n^
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 17:06:
^Drag0n^ wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 13:40:
This is ridiculous.

Seriously? All they are doing is putting his work on one page for people that woke up to the news and said, "Damn, what movies did he do other than Top Gun?"

I could only name three. I was surprised to see how many good films were there that I would not have known about otherwise.

The one that pisses me off is seeing how FDA "Agent" Novitsky gets away with wasting millions of taxpayer dollars pursuing doping in Pro Sports. So far, he got Barry Bonds 30 days of house arrest for purgery. Oooo.



You might want to check out IMDb.com

Lots of great info about your favorite actor, director, producer with 90% less shilling.

No argument there, my point was more that Apple did nothing less douchy than the various record and movie studios do when someone dies.

Another (macabre) fact a friend in media told me is that most of the media outlets have obituary pieces on file for various politicians and celebs "just in case."
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 23, 2012, 13:40 ^Drag0n^
 
This is ridiculous.

Seriously? All they are doing is putting his work on one page for people that woke up to the news and said, "Damn, what movies did he do other than Top Gun?"

I could only name three. I was surprised to see how many good films were there that I would not have known about otherwise.

The one that pisses me off is seeing how FDA "Agent" Novitsky gets away with wasting millions of taxpayer dollars pursuing doping in Pro Sports. So far, he got Barry Bonds 30 days of house arrest for purgery. Oooo.


 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 23, 2012, 13:32 ^Drag0n^
 
Didn't they say that about Vista?

*ducks*
 
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News Comments > More on New Black Isle
14. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 13:30 ^Drag0n^
 
"Wait, guys...I got this idea. Let's make like we're reviving IP, then we'll sell rights to someone else. Then, we'll start a game of our own in a different genre in the same universe, and sue them over breach of contract, settle out of court. PROFIT!"

Oh, wait.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 22, 2012, 01:18 ^Drag0n^
 
That was one of the most informative (and scary) tech articles I've read this year.

I hope Blue salts his hash ;-)

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News Comments > OnLive Layoffs Follow-up
21. Re: OnLive Layoffs Follow-up Aug 18, 2012, 18:47 ^Drag0n^
 
Like I said before, if we can't get streaming video to work without a hitch here in Silicon Valley, streaming gaming will never work. If this VC wants to do something useful with his money, he should put it in a barrel and set it on fire...at least he'll get heat out of it.  
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