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News Comments > Out of the Blue

5. Re: Now please excuse me May 9, 2019, 11:20 VaranDragon
 
Im probably going to wait for the entire miniseries to air before binge watching.

Looks very promising, just hope they didn't overdramatize it. There was enough real drama that happened in Chernobyl that going full out hollywood style might trivialize it.

Also not all the consequences of Chernobyl were negative. Before you all nail me to the cross, the disaster at Chernobyl has allowed the plant and wildlife inside the exclusion zone to recover to unprecedented levels. For example the Gray wolf population (endangered in the Ukraine and extinct in most european countries) is nine times higher in the exclusion zone than anywhere else in the Ukraine. The main reason for this is of course the almost complete absence of human beings in this huge area.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

14. Re: Saturday Safety Dance May 8, 2019, 06:58 VaranDragon
 
Trump's trade tariffs are about as effective as killing the patient to cure the disease.

Whether we like it or not globalization is a thing, and the biggest culprit is corporate internationalism. You want to blame someone blame the corporations for wanting to maximise profits. Which doesn't really work either, since thats exactly the point of their existence.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

19. Re: Chuck Norris a Day Calendar May 7, 2019, 07:03 VaranDragon
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIzkw0-jns4

Some of the finest cinematography ever put on celluloid.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

13. Re: Evening Metaverse May 7, 2019, 06:49 VaranDragon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 7, 2019, 03:31:
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2019, 23:51:
Starbucks. It's everywhere.

It's really just a good example on how little the show runners care anymore. There is someone there, who is paid, whose entire job it is to prevent things like these.

And the coffee cup wasn't the only fuckup, naming the newly announced lord of the RIVERS with his wrong title? WTF?

Changing Daenerys wigs MID CONVERSATION?

The show is going downhill hard.

These are really minor, minor things compared to how badly written the story has become. (Unless you suffer from OCD)
It's not that the dialogue is bad per se, it's just the story has become predictable and a lot of things are resolved way too simply or one dimensionally. (The whole Bran arc is completely meaningless, same for the Night King etc. etc.)
It's still a satisfying watch, but it could have been so much more with a little more effort in that department.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 6, 2019, 16:47 VaranDragon
 
Beamer wrote on May 6, 2019, 12:14:
Bill Borre wrote on May 6, 2019, 11:24:
It's interesting how much press Bernie gets but the establishment lines up behind people like Clinton and Biden.


Put yourself in their shoes - some guy that's always belittled and demeaned you suddenly decides to join you for his own best interests, not yours. He still maintains that he does not agree with you on many of your core points, wants to do things differently than what you think is right, and essentially wants to dismantle you and rebuild you in his own image. Do you happily put all your support behind him? Probably not. Fundamentally, he wants you destroyed.


I get this logic. Despite the popular support that Sanders gathered in the primaries, the DNC chose to back a candidate that would represent their own interests over the popular one.

However if we follow this logic to its conclusion, either the DNC seriously miscalculated the repercussions of its decision (They believed that Trump would be a pushover for Clinton) or they don't really care about the presidency as long as it's someone who would not dramatically alter the political status-quo.

Both of these conclusions are horribly damning of the current political situation and climate in the US.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10

9. Re: May 6, 2019, 10:34 VaranDragon
 
Mordhau is one of those games where actually training with someone who knows what they are doing can improve your skills by a HUGE amount. Always liked those kinds of games.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

1. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2019, 10:29 VaranDragon
 
Always thought that although it was a decent film, Titanic was really over-rated and over-hyped. I guess that honor belongs to another movie now. (Pending Oscars)  
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News Comments > Valve Index Details; Preorders Tomorrow

5. Re: Valve Index Details; Preorders Tomorrow Apr 30, 2019, 15:23 VaranDragon
 
I would love to invest into a VR headset. However 1000$ is way too expensive. These things need to get cheaper, not more expensive, with each generation if they are to attain any widespread adoption.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

45. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2019, 04:08 VaranDragon
 
Simon Says wrote on Apr 30, 2019, 02:37:
The Pyro wrote on Apr 29, 2019, 15:46:
Unfortunately, for me GoT is wrapping up in about the same way as Lost. It's an ending, but it's not a very satisfying one because they haven't wrapped up all the various plot lines (the return of magic, birth of the dragons, the significance of the comet, the return of the others, R'hllor, why anyone should care about saving the three-eyed raven) in a way that makes sense.

That's what the books will be for... I'm glad, it will leave something to look forward to ( in a decade or 2 at this rate, kidding ) after the TV serie is over. I doubt Martin will just leave all those threads hanging.

Yeah I have a feeling that Martin deliberately left some things unsaid when he explained the ending of the series to the show producers so that he could wrap these things up in the books. (If he ever finishes them)

With that said one key character is still alive who could potentially "explain" all of those mysteries to the others, after all we still have three more episodes to go.

I quite liked the episode, all in all, though I feel letting most of the key characters survive felt like a bit of a cop out considering how much of a beating their armies took.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation

12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 27, 2019, 11:30 VaranDragon
 
The only potential console that would interest me would be one which could properly support a keyboard and mouse interface.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2019 Announced

15. Re: BlizzCon 2019 Announced Apr 26, 2019, 04:33 VaranDragon
 
For 750$ they better include some hookers and blow.

I used to get excited for Blizzcon (even though I never attended) simply for the cool game reveals, but it seems those days are long gone...:(
 
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News Comments > Into the Black

9. Re: Into the Black Apr 25, 2019, 14:04 VaranDragon
 
I kind of like this trailer. Sets it up nicely, though no one who is familiar with the character will really buy the horror angle, at least not from the swamp thing itself.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization

8. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2019, 15:41 VaranDragon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 24, 2019, 15:17:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 24, 2019, 14:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 24, 2019, 13:59:
Red886 wrote on Apr 24, 2019, 11:37:
i sure would like to read a short book on how they decided to release this phone for public hype without real world testing before hand.....

nobody taking responsibility for anything up the chain of command, sadly very common in Asian companies.
Boeing says hi.

Let me rephrase, "sadly very common in nearly all large corporations"

And that is pretty damn sad. And yeah, Boeing is a far more extremely egregious case too. Although compared to the famous "Fukushima energy company" even Boing is small fish in terms of incompetence.

Bullshit. You can't blame the reactor fail at Fukushima on the company. The ultimate cause was a tsunami. Also the death count related to the Fukushima accident is nowehere near the death count caused by the two jet crashes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization

7. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2019, 15:38 VaranDragon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 24, 2019, 14:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 24, 2019, 13:59:
Red886 wrote on Apr 24, 2019, 11:37:
i sure would like to read a short book on how they decided to release this phone for public hype without real world testing before hand.....

nobody taking responsibility for anything up the chain of command, sadly very common in Asian companies.
Boeing says hi.

This. Luckily, the only fallout from this "fail" is that a corporation is going to lose billions of dollars, unlike in Boeing's case where the ultimate drive for more profit ended up costing people their lives. Who from Boeing is going to go to prison for that I wonder? Oh, yeah. No one.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH: Urban Warfare Announced

4. Re: BATTLETECH: Urban Warfare Announced Apr 24, 2019, 01:46 VaranDragon
 
Wonder how the multiplayer for this is faring? At launch it was not really populated and very bare-bones.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2019, 13:38 VaranDragon
 
WaltC wrote on Apr 23, 2019, 13:00:
Great article! What I found interesting from day one of the MAX stories is that out of all of the airlines using the MAX only *one* has had a fatal crash in the planes--and two MAX crashes, at that. (Unless another has occurred that I have missed somehow.) No other crashes of the plane have occurred, apparently. What is the #1 cause of plane crashes? Pilot error. All modern passenger aircraft have software controlling many things in flight. And these are computer systems costing a million dollars or more, with redundant backups, and all kinds of costly safeguards. Yet, they can manifest bugs, nonetheless; and sometimes fatal bugs, as Boeing says is the case here (so why haven't *all* of the MAX planes similarly crashed?--Goes to the pilot,again, I think.) Doesn't bode well for the dime-store computers in self-driving cars, certainly!

You must have skimmed the article. How did you not catch the reason for the crashes from the article? The writer, a software developer & pilot goes into great detail into exactly why the planes crashed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

1. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2019, 10:15 VaranDragon
 
Pretty great article on the 737 disasters. FLY by wire systems (which MCAS is a big part of) are hardly new. Boggles the mind how they managed to fuck it up to this degree.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

5. Re: Morans lose Apr 19, 2019, 13:08 VaranDragon
 
That brain study is pretty damn fascinating.  
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News Comments > Op Ed

16. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2019, 08:32 VaranDragon
 
How is Epic vs Steam in any way comparable to Consoles vs PC? It's not. In any way or form. It's a ridiculous comparison.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

1. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2019, 10:13 VaranDragon
 
Good stuff Blue!  
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