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Signed On Feb 24, 2011, 19:58
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
43. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 27, 2016, 23:04 descender
 
Which will we get to see first? Derek's "sources" or Trump's tax returns?

By the time they are revealed, will either even be relevant anymore? Biggrin

Wait that should probably be Bigcry ...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
87. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 27, 2016, 18:56 descender
 
It's hard for me to take any of these posts seriously so that one is no different.

There is plenty to dislike about the way the project has been handled, and now people should know why you don't just give money over blindly to developers and why they need to go through proper methods of funding so they can be held legally accountable. The incessant whining from people refusing to learn that lesson is getting really fucking old though. Has CIG missed deadlines? Yes. Do you know why? Because they can. They have no one to answer to anymore because the people who bought $100mil worth of make-believe ships let them off that hook.

The original "backers" got fucked by a failed KS project. This isn't anything new... but CIG didn't "fuck up" in any way by taking all of this money people were willing to hand over essentially with no questions asked. Blame the people who bought these ships direct from CIG, they are the real reason this project hasn't been released yet.

There is no merit in the methods people have used to attempt to smear CIG. Bring me facts with sources about how CIG is being mismanaged, don't just throw as many accusations at the wall as possible as you can make up so that it becomes impossible to defend against them. dicksmarts ridiculous speculation and accusations and childish threats of lawsuits have no business being part of that discussion.

In the end all of this belly-aching will be just that. The game will either release or be cancelled, on its own schedule because that's their right. The worst case scenario for them is losing a court battle over the $3mil in KS money. No amount of whining is ever going to change that now, they are literally playing with house money.
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
40. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 27, 2016, 18:28 descender
 
Shacknews went to shit after they got bought out by Gamefly... but this hit-piece is a new low. How can anyone quote a man with absolutely no proof or sources? Has to be one of the most irresponsible things any media outlet can do.

That kotaku article is 4 months old and full of outdated material.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
85. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 27, 2016, 17:57 descender
 
Wow, a reddit post with 6 whole upvotes! This exemplifies your anti-SC brigade in a nutshell.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
37. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 26, 2016, 09:00 descender
 
because by offloading the burden to the sick and poor ONLY you have created an asocial health care system

Under OC the exchange insurance plans "for the poor" are subsidized by the more expensive regular plans that everyone else buys. There is no burden placed on the poor, it's one of the few well-written parts of the bill.

Otherwise, OC is a republican wet dream that they can't even admit is their own baby because Obama signed it. The actual left-wing wants a single payer system but in the right wing controlled congress that just wasn't going to get passed. OC wasn't any part of the systemic overhaul that we desire, but it was a step in the right direction for certain reforms that were needed.
 
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News Comments > Civilization VI Specifications
3. Re: Civilization VI Specifications Sep 23, 2016, 20:18 descender
 
I know this isn't what he meant but I don't know why anyone buys these games before the 2 expansions and the GOTY version drop. I suppose some people just hate their money :p  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
25. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 23, 2016, 20:04 descender
 
Good god... what an absolute dumpsterfire of a post. The things you think are facts are... hilarious.

Ignoring your completely made up statistics about "muslim polls"... Do you have even the slightest idea how the Syrian refugee program works? (hint: no, you obviously don't).

Oh... That "muslim who killed 50 people in orlando"? WAS A US CITIZEN, NOT A FUCKING REFUGEE. Jesus christ... just stop posting. Your ignorance knows no bounds.

I'd pick the rest of this nonsense apart but really... what's the point? You've clearly gone off the deep end when it comes to fact checking your OWN post and I'm doubting that anyone here is taking what you wrote seriously anyway. Troll harder, troll better... just do something different, please. Your diarrhea salad of every batshit right wing trump-fed conspiracy is not even amusing.

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News Comments > Rocket League AquaDome Next Month
17. Re: Rocket League AquaDome Next Month Sep 23, 2016, 19:59 descender
 
The greater problem probably lies in the obsession with needing "rare skins" than with the existence of a system to accommodate your obsession. This is like blaming the casino for your own lack of self control in playing it's games. You are not obligated to feed them money just because they accept money.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
61. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 19:44 descender
 
I just don't know where to start with any of this. These two snippets really reflect poorly. Either you are dangerously myopic or are not exercising some critical thinking skills. Darks pretty much nailed it.

Please don't hold back any of your infinite wisdom on my account. Rolleyes

To call ME myopic in a thread about people giving money to a publisher with zero accountability... that's rich. :p There is a reason these projects turned to Kickstarter for funding... mainly because it wasn't the first place they turned for funding. They got turned down by actual publishers because their project or scope or organizational skills were nonexistent... so they spread that risk across thousands of uninformed and unexpecting "backers" instead. Those backers are ridiculously narrow sighted.

Berating people who don't believe that SC and Chris Roberts are a complete scam is not "nailing it". There is never much critical thinking going on in these threads at all... but feel free to jump on whichever bandwagon helps you sleep at night... lol... We literally have a thread full of people here who are not actually backers yelling at each other. You really think there is any merit in berating and bashing the people who do still actually believe in the project? Does it make you feel cool or tough or something?

The game is still being actively developed, until that changes you're all just a bunch of nuts.

And the reason they cant do that is because it would draw them into a legal battle they would not win.
@Darks - What would that legal battle be? I don't follow how it would be different than cancelling any other failed KS project as long as the money is returned. They only owe $3mil to KS, the other $130mil has absolutely nothing to do with KS and they are not legally bound to do anything with it. IMO they are in a more legally binding situation by keeping the KS project active because they eventually have to produce a return on that project.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
52. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 16:33 descender
 
Anyone who donates any money to any Kickstarter or publicly funded project is that same fool. You guys are just drawing squiggly lines around the projects that have worked out for you and the ones that didn't. It's all the same mistake.

I still don't understand why they don't just refund all the KS money and call that project dead. Can someone explain why they wouldn't do that? It's only like $3mil and completely irrelevant to the completion of the project at this point. It would seem that would save them a ridiculous amount of PR battle, most of you would have nothing left to complain about.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 PC Specs
6. Re: Titanfall 2 PC Specs Sep 23, 2016, 15:10 descender
 
I imagine it's a bit of laziness and a bit of anti-piracy bullshit. Games have and forever will expand to fit their medium regardless of actual need. Games didn't suddenly balloon to 10 times the install size when Blurays were invented, graphics didn't suddenly massively get better when VRAM jumped from 1GB to 4GB to wherever the hell it is now... the developers have simply stopped putting as much care and effort into compressing their source materials.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
43. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 15:02 descender
 
Does that make him wrong? Not at all.

I think it was the part where he made up ridiculously unprovable claims with no source that makes him "wrong". There is no merit to being right or wrong if there is no merit in how you got there.

Shouldn't that lawsuit be filed soon? You know, that one that he claims is holding up the release of all of his "evidence"?

Any day now... :p
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2016, 14:00 descender
 
Pro Tip: WD40 is not a lubricant. It's a cleaning solvent and water displacement sealant. It works best on things that are already stuck because it dissolves and removes the grime causing the sticking. In most cases, you should actually be using a 3-in-1 oil to lubricate what was stuck AFTER you've cleaned it out with WD40.

WD40 does contain some lubricants but most of them evaporate after application and what is left behind is an oily water sealant. Then dirt/dust/grime sticks to the oily residue and you end up with a dirtier lock than you had in the first place. It might work really well today right after you apply it, but in a few weeks you'll be reapplying and wondering why.

This is why most lock manufacturers specifically state on the packaging to not use grease or oils to lubricate the locks.

There are some liquids specifically designed for the task now (lockshot) but I feel like this is a good lesson in verbiage. Just because something can act as a lubricant in the moment does not mean it should actually be used as one long term.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Public Custom Games Coming
3. Re: Overwatch Public Custom Games Coming Sep 22, 2016, 20:18 descender
 
Can't be bad. An entire genre was spawned in the custom game list of warcraft3.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2016, 16:10 descender
 
Those "lock" systems that everyone is wondering why they aren't using... those are used to raise a boat like 20 feet and any more than that requires a system of them in succession (which 3Gorges actually has for boats larger than 3000tons. This ship elevator is raising the smaller <3000ton boats 370 feet. It's a little different!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 22, 2016, 13:49 descender
 
It stands to reason that at any given time the youngest block of voters is the most likely group to vote for a 3rd party candidate. They are literally a naive group of voters eager to be part of the "next big thing" while holding rebellious disdain for their elders.

The existence of 2 major parties is the inevitable mathematical result of a winner-take-all electoral system. Unless we move towards proportional representation where a state's congressional seats (or electoral votes) are awarded according to the split of the vote... this will never change and voting 3rd party is literally a waste of time (and a dangerous diversion which could unintentionally put your opponent in power). As the GOP fades from relevance and the country re-centers itself away from the bigoted and failing ideas of that social and economic point of view, a new party will rise eventually up to fill that void. It may take some decades to reach that point with a lot of failed smaller parties along the way, but there will inevitably only be 2 again once the dust settles. Until that all shakes out, the democratic party merely has to sit back and watch.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League AquaDome Next Month
7. Re: Rocket League AquaDome Next Month Sep 22, 2016, 13:06 descender
 
I wish they would focus on adding more "Rocket Labs" style arenas with unique internal architecture in them... but free is free.

The rumble mode they added in the last set of patches is incredibly fun too.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 22, 2016, 12:43 descender
 
Unfortunately, DX12 isn't that much of a performance boost...

Games that were designed for DX11 that had DX12 wedged in after the fact won't see much of a performance boost. DX12 will show a considerable increase in performance in games that are designed from the ground up to utilize its' features properly. The same goes for Vulkan.

You can't really judge either of them based off of the way they've been shoe-horned into this DOOM title. We don't know how they will directly compete with each other yet, but to pretend that they won't both be considerably faster than DX11 is just burying your head in the sand.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 2, 2016, 13:51 descender
 
I love the part about the modded Ferrari  
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News Comments > Into the Black
18. Re: Into the Black Aug 31, 2016, 08:54 descender
 
The refund page at CIG? Duh! :p  
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