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Signed On Nov 29, 2000, 06:19
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
17. Re: Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Jul 30, 2016, 04:02 El Pit
 
Nothing seems to be good enough for some of you... Maybe you are better off at politics?

https://youtu.be/tMRXXOvY6kM
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Counter-Strike: GO event pulled from German TV after Munich attack Jul 28, 2016, 12:43 El Pit
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 12:18:
I can't get in to read the article. Is it scapegoating, or is it just sensitivity.

It is scapegoating. German secretary of the Interior de Maiziere stated a day after one of the attacks in Germany that Counterstrike had been found on a computer of one of the attackers and that something had to be done about what he called "killer games". He neither said whether ALL attackers had played those games nor did he comment on whether some victims played those games... I guess ISIS is based on Counterstrike players?!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Donald Trump took 12 questions during Reddit AMA, says NASA is “wonderful.” Jul 28, 2016, 09:51 El Pit
 
It's Trump, so he may have thought that the question was about the NSA.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Counter-Strike: GO event pulled from German TV after Munich attack Jul 28, 2016, 09:49 El Pit
 
Here we go again. Politicians going for easy scapegoats and simple solutions to a complex problem.

"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."

H. L. Mencken
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
39. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 28, 2016, 08:07 El Pit
 
So, you are not allowed to shoot animals that attack you? Is this game sponsored by Greenpeace?

This game needs mods, I want to burn all planets with aggressive animals.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
102. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 18:07 El Pit
 
100 postings... Guys, go for it! Okay, to fuel the fire: Star Citizen is now Win10 exclusive and uses UWP!

Class, discuss! Mwahaha
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
95. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 17:43 El Pit
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 17:19:
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 11:59:
When you get in bed with the Devil, you should expect to get fucked at some point.

True, but what does this have to do with Hillary?

She would make the devil great again. By the way, the devil has orange hair implants.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
54. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 13:25 El Pit
 
Tin foil hats! Garlic! Silver bullets! Crosses! Get one now, limited supplies! Dunce Jester  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
4. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 10:08 El Pit
 
Sweeney sees it all in his crystal ball. Soon he will send his winged monkeys after Microsoft! He is not paranoid - Microsoft is REALLY after him! REALLY! HONESTLY!

https://youtu.be/m-H8PuweRVA
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 25, 2016, 14:52 El Pit
 
NMS is more like a single player game with online DRM.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 25, 2016, 14:48 El Pit
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 11:07:
Those that upgraded this cycle will pass when Volta rolls around.

True. I am happy with my new 1070. 1440p is no problem, so I can't see myself buying a new card next year unless it is really offering 60fps @4k.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 25, 2016, 10:58 El Pit
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 10:39:
no just get a Radeon 480X.

A Radeon RX480 is not of interest to potential buyers of the 1070 or 1080. People interested in buying a 1060 might take a look at the RX480, though.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced
21. Re: New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced Jul 22, 2016, 14:43 El Pit
 
saluk wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 14:13:
Meh. I'm a Bernie-socialist entitled nut job and I can still respect this sort of thing.

But man I hate the confusing nameology of graphics cards, and this is not helping matters at ALL.

Bernie is Titan X compared to that overheating, power hungry orangutan with orange hair implants.

That said, I would never buy a Titan X.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
17. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 22, 2016, 13:47 El Pit
 
I guess people in low income areas like a Chicago suburb can rejoice, they will get a deeper price. Right? Or is this just for foreigners?! Why?  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
8. Re: No one wants to wear a watch Jul 22, 2016, 02:53 El Pit
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 02:47:
When you make $18B in profit per year you can afford to throw $1B away on a chance.

Unless you got shareholders telling you that you must not throw away 1/18 of your/THEIR profit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
6. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 21, 2016, 16:08 El Pit
 
So, the games that are available in Thailand are re-programmed by Thai programmers without using any code/knowledge of the product made in the US? Apples and oranges, jdreyer? Know the difference? Again: if the big money is allowed to have free trade agreements to avoid taxes, it MUST apply to regular citizens, too. It is not that hard to understand, is it? Laws that are only protecting those who are already drowning in money are a good sign of a democracy going down the drain.  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
17. Re: Hardware Reviews Jul 20, 2016, 01:06 El Pit
 
That 1060 is pretty impressive, I have to admit. It is not a recommended upgrade for people owning a 970, but for people with smaller budgets it sure delivers some bang for the bucks.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 00:22 El Pit
 
descender wrote on Jul 19, 2016, 14:19:
This stuff with the Melania speech is just hilarious. Did the GOP actually get rickrolled by an intern speechwriter? What a clusterfuck.

She should get sued for copyright infringement. Laugh2
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
4. Re: Idiots interview Jul 17, 2016, 12:05 El Pit
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 17:22:
Here is the condensed version If you found the backer interview TLDR.

He realized that there will never be any game released that will be even close to all the promises CR made. TaDah

FTFY. Tadah!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Military Coup in Turkey Jul 16, 2016, 16:11 El Pit
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 05:30:
I don't like Erdogan either (on the same day he bombs ISIS, he bombs the PKK? The Kurds are the only ones fighting ISIS to a standstill!), but is a coup really the way to go? Not sure things were THAT bad yet.

Also I'm not sure how much you'd like these guys running Turkey anyway, given how poorly they executed the coup. Jeez, coup rule #1, capture the president. Coup #2, get the fast jets on your side, so your choppers don't get shot out of the sky.

As far as a false flag operation goes it seems pretty unlikely, but I suppose it's possible. Whispers of a coup in Turkey have been circulating for months. Could be real, could be planted. Also, this coup seems to have been pretty bloodless so far. Lots of jets flying low over the city afterburners streaking, tanks rolling through town (followed by a hatchback, like people draft off of ambulances here in the states), empty buildings exploding. But no pitched battles in the street, like you'd expect. And stories of police arresting soldiers (!!!). The entire thing is surreal. But so was the Bolshevik revolution if you were living through that.

He has now completely taken over Turkey. He let go 3,000 prosecutors that he did not like (which was illegal - but he just does not care about laws and the constitution anymore, he thinks he is godlike), let militia and "special" police forces attack civilian unarmed protesters (but asked for protests to support him just the very last night) - yes, he is so dangerous that a coup d'etat was appropriate, although this one stalled early and seemed strangely bad planned. Of course the revolutionary forces should have put him under arrest as one of the first steps, so that left many people scratching their heads and even doubting that this was a real coup at all.

Erdogan is pretty much doing it exactly the way Hitler did it. Promise the conservatives and religious whatever they want to hear go get their votes, then blame everything you can not deliver on evil internal forces (kurdish people in this political "reboot" of Hitler's way to power) or enemies from the outside (kurdish people in other countries, Russians). Then just get rid of everything that limits your power (free press, illoyal prosecutors, judges, police commissioners, and so on), then try to spread your influence beyond your country. It has been done before, and because of appeasement politics Hitler was not stopped before he could start the second world war). But people (including politicians) do not learn from history, so we are facing it all again. Erdogan will need another 10 to 15 years, then things will get ugly and politicians will tell us that there has been no way to stop him before and that nobody did see this coming.
 
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