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Re: OotB: Mission ready!
Sep 21, 2022, 20:17
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Re: OotB: Mission ready! Sep 21, 2022, 20:17
Sep 21, 2022, 20:17
 
The idea of unlimited economic growth is unsustainable.
Eventually we'll hit a physical limit (ie, the planet/our society can only sustain so many people).
We need to find comfort with holding patterns, or even regression in some areas, to just have a realistic view.
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Re: OotB: Some set of balls
Apr 13, 2022, 13:02
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Re: OotB: Some set of balls Apr 13, 2022, 13:02
Apr 13, 2022, 13:02
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 13, 2022, 09:12:
M.A.D. That's all that needs to be said here. But hey, if Greentiger here thinks there can be a victor after a nuclear war, who the hell are the thousands upon thousands of government officials, military analysts and policy makers to say otherwise?

Nice ASSumption there
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Re: OotB: Some set of balls
Apr 13, 2022, 13:00
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Re: OotB: Some set of balls Apr 13, 2022, 13:00
Apr 13, 2022, 13:00
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 13, 2022, 08:32:
At what point does NATO break their own rules and become involved. What do they base it on.
body count, war crimes, humanitarian crisis, weapon type

it may not be NATO per se, but after this latest reveal of chemical weapons, I suspect there will be some kind of intervention.
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Re: OotB: Ooops
Apr 13, 2022, 08:05
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Re: OotB: Ooops Apr 13, 2022, 08:05
Apr 13, 2022, 08:05
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 8, 2022, 04:48:
Greentiger wrote on Apr 7, 2022, 02:59:
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 7, 2022, 02:46:
So Picard Season 3 is basically what everyone wanted Picard to be in the first place? Well it only took them 2 seasons and a rapidly aging Patrick Stewart to figure that out...

From what I've heard they always planned it to be 3 seasons.
We've got the first season on DVD but haven't watched it yet.

Watch the show. Then you will figure out what I'm talking about here.

I know what you're talking about.
Mrs. Tiger has been excited for it, I'm still meh about the whole thing.
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Re: OotB: Some set of balls
Apr 13, 2022, 08:03
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Re: OotB: Some set of balls Apr 13, 2022, 08:03
Apr 13, 2022, 08:03
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 13, 2022, 05:15:
Greentiger wrote on Apr 12, 2022, 13:51:
From what I've read on CNN, Ukraine soldiers report possible use of chemical weapons.
Australia is considering sending in a team to verify if chemical weapons are being used.
Biden recently said something to the effect if chemical weapons are being used, then "All options will be considered"--probably activating NATO is my guess.

Even if Russia started dropping tactical nukes on Ukraine, NATO would not enter into an open war with Russia. Can you guess the reason why?

I'm just going to say this: I think you're incorrect.
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Re: Ubisoft+ Free Trial
Apr 13, 2022, 01:51
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Re: Ubisoft+ Free Trial Apr 13, 2022, 01:51
Apr 13, 2022, 01:51
 
Jivaro wrote on Apr 12, 2022, 21:26:
Ubisoft+ is the same price as the Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ bundle, per month.

I am just saying that seems a bit......optimistic of Ubisoft.

I don't know if you play a lot of different games, it might be worth it.
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Re: ItB: RIP
Apr 13, 2022, 01:44
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Re: ItB: RIP Apr 13, 2022, 01:44
Apr 13, 2022, 01:44
 
gilly775 wrote on Apr 12, 2022, 20:27:
I remember watching USA Up All Night that he hosted. Was a bunch of B-Flick movies that he would talk briefly about before they started. Man, RIP

I remember that show, but I don't recall him being the host.
Was that the one where they'd sometimes hang out in a hot tub?
I was also kind of mixing it up with Dave Attell's Insomniac.
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Re: OotB: Some set of balls
Apr 13, 2022, 01:41
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Re: OotB: Some set of balls Apr 13, 2022, 01:41
Apr 13, 2022, 01:41
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 12, 2022, 21:02:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 12, 2022, 19:45:
Gilbert Gottfried died.


He wasn't really that old, was he?

He was 67, but he had a chronic arrhythmia. Basically his heart stopped and no one was around to help him.
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Re: OotB: Some set of balls
Apr 12, 2022, 13:51
5.
Re: OotB: Some set of balls Apr 12, 2022, 13:51
Apr 12, 2022, 13:51
 
From what I've read on CNN, Ukraine soldiers report possible use of chemical weapons.
Australia is considering sending in a team to verify if chemical weapons are being used.
Biden recently said something to the effect if chemical weapons are being used, then "All options will be considered"--probably activating NATO is my guess.
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Re: OotB: Hail to the Spring
Apr 11, 2022, 11:06
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Re: OotB: Hail to the Spring Apr 11, 2022, 11:06
Apr 11, 2022, 11:06
 
"Butcher of Syria" to take over Ukraine combat operations
https://nbcnews.to/37BYe4w

Estimated 10s of 1,000s of civilians killed Mariupol.

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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Apr 9, 2022, 19:43
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 9, 2022, 19:43
Apr 9, 2022, 19:43
 
I usually buy AMD, the only reason I currently have an intel now is because Ryzen wasn't out last time I upgraded my system.
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Re: Op Ed
Apr 8, 2022, 12:03
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Re: Op Ed Apr 8, 2022, 12:03
Apr 8, 2022, 12:03
 
Games are getting more and more expensive to make. High detail models, high detail textures, intricate map designs (look at the new Dooms: cables and doodads everywhere just to make a level feel like a real place, not to mention just getting a map's flow right), not only does it increase development time, but they're trying for shelf space to compete in a highly competitive market. Look how people complain when a games graphics "only" have HD graphics and not Ultra Uber graphics these days. The truth is it's not them running out of ideas, it's them hedging their bets. They know what kinds of games sell, so they're selling them. Just like Hollywood has a glut of hero movies right now, Madden and COD floods the games market.

This is not a new or unobserved situation, https://youtu.be/Cxhs-GLE29Q
EDIT: I figured out the list ...
Here's part 1 - https://youtu.be/MyUC_28HIvA (I think)
Video 1: https://youtu.be/FS1p7W5dmBE (sets up the series)
Video 2: https://youtu.be/Cxhs-GLE29Q (my original linked video)
Video 3: https://youtu.be/MyXcr6sDRtw (this explains things like Wordle, Tiger King, etc)

jdreyer wrote on Apr 7, 2022, 20:10:
Darks wrote on Apr 7, 2022, 13:53:
Its because they have run out of ideas for new IP's just like Hollywood. No originality left in the pot.
I think there are lots of ideas in AAA studios, they just don't want to risk a flop to make them. That's why all of the good games are coming from indies. Less at stake and more a labor of love.

This.

Indies can do what they want, again restricted by budgets though, and time and skill.

This comment was edited on Apr 8, 2022, 18:11.
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Re: OotB: Opening/Beer/Burrito Day
Apr 7, 2022, 17:28
10.
Re: OotB: Opening/Beer/Burrito Day Apr 7, 2022, 17:28
Apr 7, 2022, 17:28
 
I had a burrito last night, does that count?
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Re: Op Ed
Apr 7, 2022, 17:24
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Re: Op Ed Apr 7, 2022, 17:24
Apr 7, 2022, 17:24
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 7, 2022, 16:57:
Remake wish list:
-Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

I'm not sure what the hold-up has been. So many other LucasArts SCUMM games have had HD versions and remakes over the years. The gut reaction would be to say it's licensing related... but all the licensing is owned by the same people... and historically that's been the case too.

That was a great game.
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Re: Op Ed
Apr 7, 2022, 16:47
13.
Re: Op Ed Apr 7, 2022, 16:47
Apr 7, 2022, 16:47
 
Remakes I would buy (* assuming the base gameplay was untouched or features were not removed)

Doom/Doom II
Dune 2000
Quake/Quake II
Dungeon Keeper/DK2
Mortal Kombat 1/2/UMK3
Super SF2 Turbo
DarkStalkers2
Evil Genius 1 (and add a sandbox)
OMD!1 and 2 (this will never happen)
Warcraft 1 and 2
Diablo 1 and 2*
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Apr 7, 2022, 05:35
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 7, 2022, 05:35
Apr 7, 2022, 05:35
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 6, 2022, 12:07:
A large portion of problems i see are caused by hybrid hibernation aka fast start-up.
It's amazing what a restart will fix.

To be fair no OS really handles it flawlessly.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Apr 7, 2022, 05:30
1.
Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 7, 2022, 05:30
Apr 7, 2022, 05:30
 
Windows 11 just sounds worse every day
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Re: Dune: Spice Wars Early Access This Month
Apr 7, 2022, 05:20
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Re: Dune: Spice Wars Early Access This Month Apr 7, 2022, 05:20
Apr 7, 2022, 05:20
 
I am still hoping for a game akin to Dune2000 or Emperor Battle for Dune; I'm terrible at 4x games
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Re: Epic Raises $144M for Ukraine
Apr 7, 2022, 03:09
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Re: Epic Raises $144M for Ukraine Apr 7, 2022, 03:09
Apr 7, 2022, 03:09
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 7, 2022, 02:25:
...SNIP...
You are actually linking things that prove my point. I actually can't believe the cognitive dissonance on display here. You can go ahead and be naive about these matters but the fact of matter remains, that if the government decides to do something (any government) it's agencies will fall in, and tow the line. Morals are not part of the story and never were.

You're moving the goalposts.

First you said the CIA manufactured evidence (they didn't). Then you said they were complicit because they "did nothing" (they did actually). And now you're saying they just fell in line (of course they would, the President is the commander in chief and it would treasonous to undermine the actions of the government).

The CIA didn't find any conclusive evidence that Iraq had or were making any WMD. Including the manufacturing of the aluminum tubes (that weren't weapons grade) among the false yellow cake claims. The Bush administration chose to ignore multiple sources to hear what they wanted to hear--and then retaliated against government agents that spoke out (eg, Cheney and Liddy targeting Plame). So yeah, if we ignore what happened and your previous arguments, you're right.

EDIT

WMDs: It was a known fact that Iraq was given chemical weapons by America to use against Iran in the 1980s,[54] which nobody disputed. The administration knew about the older weapons and admitted that they were not dangerous. Bush and Cheney were claiming newer, active stashes of weapons as a reason for going to war. Moreover, they claimed Iraq was trying to manufacture nuclear weapons.[55] In 2002-03, a conservative talking point was that opponents of invading Iraq were "peaceniks".
Colin Powell, who never quite believed all this nonsense,[56] made a famous speech before the UN where he waved around a bottle of white powder that he claimed was anthrax. He also claimed, based upon the testimony of an informant known as Curveball, that Saddam was sending unmanned aerial drones to spray poison over American cities.[57] Unfortunately, when it was later revealed that his entire speech was bogus, that was pretty much the end of his career[58] (Curveball was later the target of a CIA burn notice, as he was a liar).[59]
The White House also claimed that Iraq tried to buy uranium ore from Niger, but those documents were forged. Nevertheless, President Bush uttered the infamous sixteen words in his 2003 state of the union address, claiming that Iraq had tried to obtain uranium. Joe Wilson, an American diplomat who claimed that this was a forgery, had his CIA-agent wife outed.[60][61] John Bolton, that NSC guy, also intimidated and helped remove an official from the warpath to Iraq.[62]

The administration listened to Curveball because he was telling them what they wanted to hear. As pointed out in the previous articles, the CIA suggested ignoring Curveball because that source was unreliable. The administration ignored that advice.

The document determines that Saddam Hussein had an active chemical weapons program — although crucially, the CIA couldn't prove that his regime had actually resumed producing chemical and biological agents and cast doubt on the actual extent of Saddam's program.

The US invaded Iraq just months after the the CIA's intelligence assessment. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files
The intelligence estimate also heavily qualified its evidence of any link between Saddam's regime and al Qaeda, noting that the sources were not entirely reliable.
The full document allows for a comparison of the CIA's actual findings with both the Bush administration's pre-war claims, and later post-war assessments of Saddam's actual WMD capabilities.

In December, the RAND Corporation issued a report that stated the CIA assessment "contained several qualifiers that were dropped ... As the draft NIE went up the intelligence chain of command, the conclusions were treated increasingly definitively

Translation: the administration misrepresented the intelligence to fit the narrative they wanted.

This comment was edited on Apr 7, 2022, 05:09.
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Re: OotB: Ooops
Apr 7, 2022, 02:59
30.
Re: OotB: Ooops Apr 7, 2022, 02:59
Apr 7, 2022, 02:59
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 7, 2022, 02:46:
So Picard Season 3 is basically what everyone wanted Picard to be in the first place? Well it only took them 2 seasons and a rapidly aging Patrick Stewart to figure that out...

From what I've heard they always planned it to be 3 seasons.
We've got the first season on DVD but haven't watched it yet.
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