Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:

User information for Tim

Real Name Tim   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname VoodooV
Email Concealed by request
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Apr 1, 2001, 15:53
Total Comments 752 (Graduate)
User ID 9517
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > What Happens to Purchases if Google Kills Stadia?
7. Re: What Happens to Purchases if Google Kills Stadia? Jul 19, 2019, 11:00 VoodooV
 
They haven't convinced me why I should purchase anything on the service in the first place, regardless of this issue.

This comment was edited on Jul 19, 2019, 11:19.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jul 11, 2019, 10:53 VoodooV
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 10, 2019, 20:59:
How dumb are people? Who would use any of these digital assistants and have any expectation of privacy? At least as far as companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, etc. are concerned. Google's existence is predicated on datamining.

These are the same people that, while complaining about privacy, openly share everything about themselves on Facebook and Instagram and probably use the same password for each service. These people don't say/do anything worthy of snooping on anyway, just like probably 95% of humanity.

Cognitive dissonance is real. This is just the neverending quest for drama when there really is none, or at the very least, vastly subdued.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jul 8, 2019, 10:13 VoodooV
 
As someone who used to work for state gov't IT. I guarantee you that incidents like this will become more and more common. More and more state govts are consolidating their IT staff into a single agency due to ever shrinking budgets. The problem is that less attention is paid to each individual agency. And of course, security is never going to be a priority because security is hard and costs money, two things Gov't doesn't like dealing with.

I left state gov't because of our mishandled consolidation efforts and the Trump doctrine of loyalty over competence was in full effect. I wasn't going to be their next yes man, so they made sure my life was going to be hell. The standard "we're not going to fire you, but we're going to make you miserable till you quit" tactic.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
39. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 27, 2019, 09:55 VoodooV
 
kinda bummed Rimworld isn't on sale  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > It Came from E3 2019, Part 4
2. Re: It Came from E3 2019, Part 4 Jun 13, 2019, 11:08 VoodooV
 
You do know that comedy is subjective right? Not everyone likes certain types of comedy. I can't stand puns for instance (cue someone making a pun now).

I don't demand to know why puns are still a thing. It just isn't for me, and somehow I manage to cope with that and the fact that some people do like puns. Shocker.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Getting Ray Tracing Support
13. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Getting Ray Tracing Support Jun 12, 2019, 09:55 VoodooV
 
I mean I'm planning on building a ultra high end computer here in a year or two, but I'm doubtful I'll have it before the game releases. But joe blow average probably won't have ray tracing for years, not until those cards come way down in price.

I really haven't see any of the side by sides, but graphics is already in that realm of where it's really hard to see some of the improvements, at least IMO anyway. I thought the consensus though was that it was just another gimmick to hype sales. Sure, yet another step forward with technology, but nothing worth breaking the bank over.

Of course, if you're going to add it in. What better game to put it in. Set in a world where people are always chasing after the next improvement...so it works I guess
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 11, 2019, 10:21 VoodooV
 
Consumers would actually have to exercise discipline for that to happen and not pre-order and actually put their money where their mouths are. How many people say they aren't going to pre-order or boycott a company, only to renege the instant some new shiny comes along.

Businesses only do what they know they can get away with and right now, they know they can get away with this practice because consumers allow it.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Xbox Game Pass Coming to Windows 10
8. Re: Xbox Game Pass Coming to Windows 10 May 30, 2019, 13:47 VoodooV
 
a subscription service? That's...innovative.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation May 24, 2019, 16:54 VoodooV
 
We could do it, but there is a negative stigma to manufacturing jobs in America. Too many people think you have to be sent of to college for a 4 year degree to be considered even minimally viable in the job market.

The people who do want manufacturing jobs have this pesky desire to be paid a living wage and not be paid in peanuts and the owners won't have that.

You want to make things? what are you, some sort of poor person?
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Into the Black
14. Re: Into the Black May 17, 2019, 09:42 VoodooV
 
I never thought Flash Legends of Tomorrow would last as long as it did, and yet here we are.

I liked Arrow initially, but I got sick of the CW'ness and eventually quit after a 4-5 seasons
I liked Flash initially, but again, got sick of the CW'ness and quit after two seasons I think
I gave Legends of Tomorrow one season before I rolled my eyes and quit.
Still watching Supergirl, but again, fed up with CW relationship porn. So I'm thinking this season will be my last (of course, I said that last season too) I'm a liberal and *I'm* sick of their political browbeating. Just stop. We watch these shows to escape RL shit, not dive into more.

So yeah, I'll probably check out Batwoman. I'm sure there will be interesting aspects of it, (there were interesting stuff in all of the Arrowverse shows) but they appear to be hitting the "OMG, she's a lesbian!! WTF!" angle hard. Did everyone just collectively forget the 90s and early 2000's happened? Homosexual characters are supposed to be not a big deal anymore.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 9, 2019, 14:32 VoodooV
 
I'm not getting a easily preventable disease, I'm building character  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse May 3, 2019, 16:49 VoodooV
 
Beamer wrote on May 3, 2019, 10:06:
FB in the US does validate users. If you aren't validated, you can't really use their off-facebook tools, such as commenting on non-Facebook pages, logging into things with Facebook, etc.

none of that prevents the kinds of things I'm talking about. None of that stops people like the Russian Gov't from creating hundreds of fake accounts pretending to be "real americans" expressing their support for their candidate of choice. It's pretty rampant on my local news's facebook page. Tons of fake accounts or accounts that are renamed to not be human names.

If Blue required us to use our real names, this would be a very different place. For some good, for some bad. I'm pretty certain the most prolific bad poster already uses his real name, so it's not a deterrent for those with nothing to lose, but many others here would be less likely to even criticize a game if they thought they may run across the dev down the road.

I'm not saying every site should do validation. But in a world where we can certainly see how social media can be weaponized. IMO, this illuminates the need to have some place where when you talk to someone online, and there is some sort of reasonable guarantee or expectation that they are who they say they are. If you wish to hide your identity, that's fine, go to the millions of existing sites that allow you to do that.

This comment was edited on May 3, 2019, 17:00.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > BioWare "100% committed to Anthem"
6. Re: BioWare May 3, 2019, 11:23 VoodooV
 
There is no BioWare, there is only EA. Bioware is dead.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse May 3, 2019, 09:53 VoodooV
 
I'm still of the opinion that certain sites, like Facebook, need to start validating users like FB used to do in the beginning. FB was locked to only college students if they could provide their college email address.

no more troll accounts, no more renaming accounts to your favorite political cause. A person is actually a person. end of story.

But that would require effort and less profit, so they will never do it.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Weekend
26. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Weekend May 1, 2019, 17:09 VoodooV
 
Think you gotta create your account first, then download.

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/enlist?jumpto=%2Fstar-citizen%2Fhowto%2F1

or this: (apparently you have to use a code to get the free fly)
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/promotions/35-Free-Fly
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > On Halo: The Master Chief Collection Delays
2. Re: On Halo: The Master Chief Collection Delays May 1, 2019, 12:27 VoodooV
 
Darks wrote on May 1, 2019, 11:46:
Dont mind them delaying this at all. Just make it good and right for the pc.

Do you honestly expect this to happen? I still remember the first Halo PC release being a buggy mess that was rushed out the door. I have zero expectations of this being anything more than rushed cash grab. Anyone who likes Halo will have already bit the bullet and bought an Xbox to play it on.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Weekend
6. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Weekend May 1, 2019, 12:24 VoodooV
 
Flatline wrote on May 1, 2019, 12:19:
I regret ever giving this assmonkey money.

Tell it to your therapist. Time to move on.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 26, 2019, 17:49 VoodooV
 
Sorry, I don't intent to start any pc vs console fanboy wars here. I have all 3 anyway (pc/xbox/PS4)

my only point is that I could give a damn when the next generation consoles come out. The consoles aren't important. The games are.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 26, 2019, 13:36 VoodooV
 
or just build a pc and follow your own schedule for upgrading/replacing instead of worrying about what Microsoft or Sony does.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 25, 2019, 13:39 VoodooV
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 10:27:
It is advisable to not allow the manufacturer to update your OS until someone else has proven it won't make your computer break.

how's that abacus working out for you?
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
752 Comments. 38 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo