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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Teachers weigh in on Apple’s push for more iPads in school. Mar 30, 2018, 15:46 DangerDog
 
Between Apple's Ipad and Google chromebooks, how about none of the above and just use raspberry pi's hooked up to some inexpensive monitors.

K through 4 shouldn't even be using tech, flash cards and physical books are good enough.

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 30, 2018, 15:36 DangerDog
 
They haven't even gotten out of the testing phase and they're already looking at ways to cut costs on self driving cars, they shouldn't be testing these cars in public anyway. It should all be done in simulations and on closed testing courses.

 
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News Comments > Get Spec Ops: The Line for Free
5. Re: Get Spec Ops: The Line for Free Mar 30, 2018, 00:42 DangerDog
 
ItBurn wrote on Mar 29, 2018, 23:13:
One of the worst games I've ever played. I'd rather play E.T. on the Atari.

That good eh? Well now I have to play this thing. lol
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 29, 2018, 16:27 DangerDog
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 29, 2018, 14:17:
So Amazon pays what the U.S. Post Office asks and Trump finds a problem with that? He'd rather the US Postal service not get that additional income from Amazon? Trump is obviously working with older information about this.


http://fortune.com/2017/07/16/amazon-postal-service-subsidy/

According the Sandbulte, Congress has barred USPS from setting its parcel prices below its costs, to keep it from unfairly undercutting competitors like FedEx and UPS. But the formula for calculating those costs, set in 2006, hasn’t kept pace as packages have come to make up a higher and higher percentage of USPS volume. The law set the share of infrastructure costs associated with packages at 5.5%, but boxes now make up around 25% of Postal Service revenue.

Bezos isn't playing by the rules of "business", think of all those university classes where they teach complex formulas for how much you need to charge for x product to make y profit.

He threw all that out the window and said "I'll sell everything for 5% net".

Bezos is really good at working the system. Amazon doesn't pay taxes, has his employees take food stamps and other benefits, gets sweetheart deals wherever he puts his distribution warehouses or headquarters.

He's more Dr. Evil than Santa Claus
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 28, 2018, 15:33 DangerDog
 
It's not just about skirting the sales tax revenue.

http://www.newsweek.com/jeff-bezos-amazon-employees-food-stamps-782714

Amazon employs over 6,000 workers in the state, according to the report that looked at data from August 2017. In that month alone, 700 workers received benefits, meaning that one in every 10 of those locals were beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The report revealed that Amazon warehouses also receive significant state and local subsidies.

And then there was this gem

Amazon $2 billion tax break

broke ass illinois handing out $2 billion tax breaks to Amazon if they put their headquarters there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 28, 2018, 13:44 DangerDog
 
Tigger wrote on Mar 28, 2018, 12:22:
Microsoft: You can't curse anymore in any of our online services.
Tigger: Fuck you.

My initial reaction too, but if you read the article it's more about being able to deal with people that are "reported" for violating the "code of conduct". I'm sure a retailer like Walmart would kick you out of their store if you walked around calling the other people (insert some homophobic or rude phrase here).

Microsoft insisted it won't actively police its services – but, beware: it will investigate complaints from people who are offended by what you do on Redmond's platforms.

The thing is that some of their services do listen to you and would be easy to "police", I'm sure someone is going to test the system by cursing out Cortana.

The next major update to Windows 10 is going to embed "machine learning" into the operating system, they plan to use it to analyze pictures and video content on your system. I'm sure they'll sell it as being some sort of automatic search and sorting feature. Looking for a picture of uncle bob? Just type his name in and up pops all the pictures on your computer with uncle bob in them.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/7/17089860/microsoft-windows-ml-windows-10-ai-platform
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 28, 2018, 13:29 DangerDog
 
headkase wrote on Mar 28, 2018, 13:02:
Here's my situation: I bought Windows 8 Pro, had my product key, took the free upgrade to Windows 10, stupidly thought I'd never need the product key again and threw it away after getting the 10 digital license associated with my Microsoft account.

Your Windows 10 license is attached to your hardware, not your microsoft account. You can reformat and put Windows 10 on your system as many times as you want, when the install procedure asks for a cd key you can just click "I don't have one" and it'll still be activated when you get through the initial install and setup. You can't move your Windows 10 license to a new computer unless you've purchased a retail copy, I think there's a set limit like 5 moves or something.

You don't need a MS account to use windows, only to access the MS Store.

 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
52. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 23:56 DangerDog
 
So GMG no longer hands out uplay keys?

Green Man Gaming has integrated with Ubisoft Connect allowing customers to automatically redeem and add games to their Uplay Account.

Uplay PC keys bought from Green Man Gaming can be added to your Uplay PC library with a click of a button via the order confirmation page and 'Your Purchases’ section on Green Man Gaming as well as through the order confirmation email.

Customers will need to make sure they are logged in to their Uplay account, when prompted, to redeem their game. A history of all redeemed Uplay PC games is available in ‘Your Purchases’ within your Green Man Gaming account.

Uplay PC keys will no longer be provided for Uplay purchases.

Please note that refunds cannot be offered if a Uplay PC key has been allocated to your account. If a redemption button is present in ‘Your Purchases’ within your Green Man Gaming account then your key has already been allocated.


between this an needing to create a new GMG account to get the 20% off code to work, plus the fractioning DLC makes this too much work to be bothered with.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 26, 2018, 00:39 DangerDog
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 25, 2018, 14:02:
That's a lot for a TV. Still, I'm not motivated to get one until I can afford a 4K TV with per-pixel source, either micro LED or OLED.

4k is so yesteryear, it's all about 8k now.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
5. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Mar 25, 2018, 15:53 DangerDog
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 25, 2018, 13:33:
Got you beat, I've never logged into FB.

It's highly likely you still have a facebook shadow profile even if you've never used facebook.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 24, 2018, 23:17 DangerDog
 
That "Ready Player One" movie looks like it should be a direct to Netflix release.  
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News Comments > Open World Star Wars Game Plans?
11. Re: Open World Star Wars Game Plans? Mar 24, 2018, 19:10 DangerDog
 
Slick wrote on Mar 24, 2018, 18:45:
When people are still hating on SWBF2 after the progression system update

908 upvotes on the exact same forum that produced the most downvoted thread in Reddit history, otherwise a toxic sludge pit.

Just sayin'... that whole thing has actually been fixed, and wasn't even really an issue in the first place as they disabled paid loot boxes before launch.

Anyone coming to the game fresh today is going to hate it, all these people running around with OP star cards owning everyone. And don't even go there with "Star Cards" don't make you OP, you don't stand a chance in Starfighter Assault with base class fighters and hero ships.

Things that can't really be fixed are the things that bring the horrible experience, one sided teams beating the crap out of the other side and the ever persistent lag would top anyone's list. The map fatigue is what got to me in the end though, still had some fun with it over a couple months span. I might take another look if they add real content to the game and not just cosmetics.
 
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News Comments > Open World Star Wars Game Plans?
8. Re: Open World Star Wars Game Plans? Mar 24, 2018, 18:32 DangerDog
 
Fion wrote on Mar 24, 2018, 16:38:
YES! I can only hope we see Luke Skywalker killing more waves of bugs!

In all seriousness I was hyped and hopeful when I read 'open world star wars game plans?' That is until I realized it would be an EA game. based around Disney's new version of Star Wars.

*CRIES*


The biggest dilemma is what era do you place it in, as unbelievable as it seems there is strong community support for the clone era with regards to adding new content to Battlefront 2. I do think the original trilogy is completely spent - but it's also the one I like the most even if you remove all the main characters of the movies from it. I find Disney's adulteration of classic Star Wars imagery completely void of creativity when compared to the content of the original trilogy, and even the clone war moves to a degree.

I would wipe the slate clean and have it take place in a galaxy even further away from all of the eras shown so far. The corporate sector would be my pick, the original Han Solo novels took place there and it was a welcome change of setting.

It'll be new star wars though, with everyone running around with a different colored lightsaber because all they can do now is try to sell Star Wars on fan service alone.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2018, 21:34 DangerDog
 
browsing bluesnews with an insecure connection

pls don't hack me
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
5. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 23, 2018, 03:21 DangerDog
 
Did you see this on the haptic glove innovation, sounds really promising but it's going to require a lot of refinement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK2y4Z5IkZ0

It may not be politically correct but it seems like a lot of this work is aimed at creating a "digital dream girl" simulator.

I wonder if in Blade Runner had they made Kay a female character would they have even gone there with the whole AI surrogate sex scene, it seemed so drawn out and over thought with details.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Mar 22, 2018, 22:20 DangerDog
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Mar 22, 2018, 20:56:
In other news Geoffrey the Giraffe has decided to enter the porn buisness.

yeah in the form of bitcoin blockchain.

Sick
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 22, 2018, 19:53 DangerDog
 
I think VR is going to make it more difficult to interact with "digital humans".

I bet you could create some pretty freaky stuff with just a camera tracking your facial expressions and having an eliza like script reacting to your voice responses. Not quite the Blade Runner 2049 holographic sex bot everyone wants but it would be pretty close, abit in 2d form.
 
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News Comments > Get F1 2015 for Free
2. Re: Get F1 2015 for Free Mar 22, 2018, 19:03 DangerDog
 
Seems it doesn't get along well with game controllers. I don't think I want to bother with setting up a wheel right now so I'll add this to my massive back list of games I'll play one day.  
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News Comments > EA and AI, E-I-E-I-O
1. Re: EA and AI, E-I-E-I-O Mar 22, 2018, 18:42 DangerDog
 
Well, it's a start anyway. I'll believe it when they teach the AI to tea bag opponents and deploy smoke bombs on you while you try to snipe*

*by friendly AI

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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Mar 22, 2018, 18:37 DangerDog
 
Really? I can't imagine why anyone would want to. The only way it would make sense is to do it 100% online with some form of augmented reality shopping experience. Maybe you could have a few select brick and mortar stores in key areas.  
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