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Signed On Apr 17, 2001, 14:05
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 24, 2015, 11:12 TheLeech
 
Creston wrote on Dec 24, 2015, 10:40:
Programmers who work for the government, which never bothers to check for quality or QA any work, etc.

Not that hard to figure it out, is it, Sparky? I'll draw it in crayons for you next time.


Closer, you're almost there!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 24, 2015, 10:27 TheLeech
 
The US government Programmers, working for the Washington (State) Department of Corrections. Incapable of literally ANYTHING.

Someone needs to QC our trolls.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2015, 16:05 TheLeech
 
Blue wrote on Oct 30, 2015, 10:35:
Also, the home plate umpiring has been atrocious for both teams, as ball and strike calls are awful... if Fox used the strike tracker like TBS does it would look like a comedy.


The umpires have given Mets pitchers larger strike zones. Reference: Grantland article. It's in the third section.

Speaking of Fox, I was amazed at the delay when their broadcast truck went down, as if it somehow diminished the game to lose Joe Buck's commentary (though I do like Harold Reynolds). I really think they believe their broadcasters are somehow a draw beyond the game itself.

Joe Buck is terrible.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 7, 2015, 21:45 TheLeech
 
nin wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 19:50:
siapnar wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 19:02:
Oh man that Mac n Cheese kid made my day. Such drama, served hot n cheesy

Parents probably spoiled him rotten

I don't know how the manager kept from throttling him. I'm sure it was hard...


Bravo to the manager. I'd like to think I could have let the first shove pass, but it would have been on after the second.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Florida Man Sep 23, 2015, 10:03 TheLeech
 
Is it news if it happened 11 years ago?  
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News Comments > Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt
12. Re: Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt Jun 6, 2015, 07:59 TheLeech
 
Esoteric wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 02:05:
Nucas wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 01:31:
NamecaF wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 22:13:
Kythlyn wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 19:29:
I wonder what's going to happen to Desura. If the digital distribution platform is taken offline, and everyone loses their libraries, it won't be pretty. This might turn into a small preview of the Steampocalypse.

I've been saying this for years. People prefer ignorance and "convenience" though

some latent part of me still feels this way but, really, this is like not using gmail because you're just anticipating google goes under and takes all your email with it. how likely do we think this is going to be after 11 years of the platform being the center of the pc universe?

just as soon worry about the inevitability of resource depletion and electricity failure preventing you from playing games, too.

Haha, you suckers, playing your "video games" that need electricity. Once the power goes out, I'll still have my table top games I can play. You guys are a bunch of suckers!

Haha, you suckers, playing your "table top games" that need tables. Once you burn your tables for your cook fires and heating, I'll still have my rocks I can play with in the dirt. Suckers...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
16. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 30, 2015, 08:24 TheLeech
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 06:04:
InBlack wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 04:03:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 29, 2015, 16:44:
....when I was but a youngster, I used to supplement my income...

...my car (a Porsche 928S)...

Yeah Im gonna go ahead and call bullshit on that story.
Meh, my buddy from HS, his first job was in IT and he drove a Porsche 924 that his dad had gotten for him back when we were seniors.

The 928 cost easily three times as much as a same-year 924. Apples and oranges.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 29, 2014, 20:44 TheLeech
 
Yes, because the Boomers, who can barely operate their cell phones, certainly can fix them...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2014, 19:35 TheLeech
 
Julio wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 17:54:
Verno wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 13:30:
There are no known Ebola cases in the U.S.

Hopefully this will finally put an end to discussions about unnecessary and economically damaging mass quarantines. The media fear mongering of this whole situation was absurd.

I question how they define "known". I suspect "known" = "what the government is willing to admit". At my local emergency room, the hospital employees are wearing tons of hazmat type gear. As if that would make a difference.

They totally have hundreds, if not thousands, of ebola-ridden people hidden away. They're just waiting to release them at the most opportune moment. Wake up sheeple!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
57. Re: tougher Internet regulation. Nov 11, 2014, 10:07 TheLeech
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:45:
Verno wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:39:
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:59:
Baby Boomers sat around on their computers all day playing video games and bitching?

No, Boomers sit around all day burning through their inheritance and consuming on a ridiculous scale with a scorched earth policy for everyone else

Well I guess I should hurry and tell my father how privileged he was when he was drafted into the Vietnam War. He is a spoiled consumer after all and owes me big time, right? I'd lecture my uncle but he died of cancer he contracted from being exposed to Agent Orange. So spoiled.

Your anecdotes have swayed me! You are correct!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
51. Re: tougher Internet regulation. Nov 11, 2014, 08:49 TheLeech
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:18:
InBlack wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 06:38:
beremot wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 04:18:
LittleMe wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 03:06:
Banks were never fully de-regulated or 'free market' they just sloppily removed critical parts of regulation because they finance industry has far too much influence of our government. The house of cards that all regulations are, crumbled quickly. Instead of taking it as an example that regulations can be dangerous, many people seemed to take it as the opposite.

We haven't had free market monies or finance here in a very long time.

It's so funny that you can make statements like this while decrying "socialism" because your essential argument--"The free market never really failed because it wasn't really a free market!"--is the EXACT SAME argument a diehard Leninist would make for the failure of communism! "Communism never really failed because there never really was a true communist state!"

Oh, the irony ...


Except its not the same. Not that Im giving creedence to LittleMe's theory or anything, Im just saying that for all intents and purposes the free-market is pretty much what we have right now and it hasnt really failed. It's working out great for the 1%!
As far as Communism is concerned its doing pretty well for itself in China.

It also created you, the most spoiled generation in all of human history.

InBlack is a white Baby Boomer?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 10, 2014, 23:24 TheLeech
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 23:04:
Pardon me if I refuse to take tips on how to manage the internet either from a politician with limited experience on the matter or a handjob who writes comics. I'll research the issue on my own - the most either can give me are resources for further reading, at best.

Yes, bring your intellect to bear. Surely you're the one to solve this problem.
 
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News Comments > The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution
3. Re: The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution Sep 3, 2014, 11:00 TheLeech
 
In this study, they are considering distribution only in the UK, and Sony has a mastering facility in Austria. This strikes me as pretty much as best-case scenario for physical distribution. The authors think the results for the U.S. would be similar, though they do say that the physical distribution costs could be triple based on the U.S.'s geographical size.

If I read this and some of the supporting documents correctly, I think the two takeaways are that faster speeds benefit everyone because energy consumption does not scale with speed. I.E., A 1Gb/s connection does not use 100 times as much energy as a 10Mb/s connection.

Second is that improving energy efficiency at the terminal locations will help. Does the PS3 really need to consume 93Wh when downloading? Are there energy savings to be found in modem/routers?

And as noted, some of these folks work/worked for Sony DADC (disc makers) at the time this study was conducted, so, yeah.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
19. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jul 12, 2014, 22:40 TheLeech
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 20:41:
I wasn't making a comparison. I was just concurring with Beamer that there is still some lingering bitterness over what happened to Halo following Bungie's acquisition by Microsoft back in 2001. The game that was being demoed back in 2000 was a completely different beast, an absolutely incredible looking beast that would have been way ahead of its time, than what eventually landed on XBOX.

Old-school Apple/Mac gamer here (though I had switched to PC gaming in the late '90s). Confirmed I am still bitter about what happened with Halo.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2014, 14:56 TheLeech
 
I preferred Letterman because, as has been remarked upon elsewhere, he punched up whereas Leno punched down.  
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News Comments > January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
12. Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey Feb 4, 2014, 11:08 TheLeech
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 05:42:
TheLeech wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 19:33:
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.
Gotcha. So new panels with lower resolution, better than old panels with a higher resolution!

*Insert in soviet russia joke*

Perhaps you're new to PC gaming. The 1366x768 panels are older.
 
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News Comments > January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
9. Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey Feb 3, 2014, 19:33 TheLeech
 
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.  
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News Comments > January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
7. Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey Feb 3, 2014, 16:10 TheLeech
 
There's nothing odd about it. It was a cheap way for panel manufacturers to make 16:9(ish) screens.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2014, 23:24 TheLeech
 
You guys keep legalizing all these drugs, you're gonna put poor Bats out of a job!  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released
7. Re: Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released Jan 30, 2014, 10:27 TheLeech
 
It will work with GCN boards, so 7000 series and up.  
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