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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

Glarimore Re:The sad part is... (182 comments)

Citation for any of this? Why is this rated insightful? Because he said it is so?

2 days ago

The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Glarimore Re: Got Burned by Titanfall (291 comments)

Their "service", which in most cases is simply allowing my xbox to connect to another -- for most games, one player's Xbox is hosting -- it's not like Microsoft servers are hosting the game for us or anything.

I use to play Halo 1 online for free using XBConnect. Paying a monthly fee to simply be routed to another user is ridiculous.

4 days ago

The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Glarimore Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (291 comments)

Honestly, EVE is worth checking out for anyone who is into math, numbers, or science-fiction, even if only to be able to say that you "experienced EVE (spreadsheets online)."

In my opinion, it's the most brutal online game in existence -- one where scamming and causing other players misery is not discouraged, but is actually a valid in-game career-path.

4 days ago

Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Glarimore Re:Simple (609 comments)

Sell the cards (they'll typically only get you a few cents, but it adds up and it gets them out of your account), trade the coupons with your friends for coupons that actually interest you (a friend had a 90% off coupon for a game this weekend that semi-interested me). The coupon gave me a game for 70 cents, and my card sales paid for that.

But to do all of that probably take 30 minutes, taking into account the time required to learn how to do it and the fact that there isn't a bulk-sell option in Steam. With what most of the people here get paid, I'd much rather save myself the time, the hastle, and the clutter, and just spend the ten dollars.

I buy games so I can spend time playing them, not so I'm forced to spend time managing them.

5 days ago

Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Glarimore Re:Hot Damn! (730 comments)

So what are the features that the Apple 6 has that are either not present or not-as-polished in the Nexus 5?

about two weeks ago

Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Glarimore Re:So what exactly is the market here. (730 comments)

Apple was simply the first to put an SSD in a laptop (because they were prohibitively expensive at the time). The "ultrabook" would have happened with or without the Macbook Air.

about two weeks ago

Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

Glarimore Re:Who signs the checks (371 comments)

So my engineering friend would often have to point out to people such as the accountant how things worked(as opposed how the salesman dreamed they worked) and that either one of them could fire anyone so if they tried picking a side they would be gone the next day.

I can't imagine working in that kind of an environment. That sounds awful.

about a month ago

Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

Glarimore Re:That seems fair (371 comments)

Sure, but remember that you can only find the "succeed by risk" examples. Those who took the risk and won. The companies that took the risk and failed tanked and you never heard of them.

This is called Survivorship Bias.

about a month ago

Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

Glarimore Re:Youtube Comments (238 comments)

There's no reason to be contributing to that pool of bile anyway. Youtube comments are notoriously atrocious.

about 2 months ago

Snowden Gave 15,000 Documents to Glenn Greenwald; Obama Cancels Russia Summit

Glarimore Re:No, it won't be huge (531 comments)

I'm reasonably certain part of the story was that the Clinton impeachment scared Democrats into making a tacit agreement with Republicans: Don't go after our crimes, we won't go after yours. And because there is no other party with any real power, the result is that both Democratic and Republican presidents can commit crimes with impunity.

While I think the agreement you mention is likely true, I think that getting your dick sucked in the oval office is a notably less heinous of a crime than what occurred during Watergate, and I don't really think the two can be compared.

about a year ago

Fighting Street Gangs With Military Counter-Insurgency Software

Glarimore Re:Or we could just... (171 comments)

You do realize that asian people weren't enslaved in the US for a couple hundred years and then until fifty years ago required to use a different bathroom/waterfountain/bus seat/etc., right? Comparing one minority to another without any consideration of their history is, to put it bluntly, pretty fucking stupid.

about a year ago

Security Researchers Submit Brief For Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer

Glarimore Re:Sorry (161 comments)

You do realize that the whole point of "Free Speech" is that is DOES shield you from consequences of your speech that would come from the GOVERNMENT. You know, like extra jail time?!

about a year ago

Security Researchers Submit Brief For Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer

Glarimore Re:Sorry (161 comments)

He went to Gawker and leaked the information that he gained, victimizing all of those people in the process. Just because someone leaves a door unlocked or open does not give you the right to go in and steal stuff and this is no different.

A door being unlocked doesn't obligate you to inform the owner of the door, nor does is there any reason you can't tell someone else about it.

It is *beyond* stupid to swear at a federal judge and call her a "mean bitch" when she is the one that is sentencing you.

I think that, like with police officers, it is up to a judge to be the "bigger man" and realize that although it is rude, being a dick isn't something someone should get jail time for.

It is *beyond* stupid to go on a public forum and post that you intent to commit the same crimes again once you get out of prison.

It is stupid, but if the "crimes" that landed him in jail should not have lead him to be serving jail time to begin with, I think he has reason to make a big, public hub bub about it. The guy is an asshole, but I don't want any dangerous precedents being set just so he gets punished. Besides, there is nothing to gain from him being in jail.

His entire life has been dedicated to griefing people and generally being an asshole and yeah, the judge is going to look at that.

Maybe we should go ahead and throw Kanye West in jail the next time he getting a moving violation? I mean, the guy is generally an asshole.

about a year ago

Valve's SteamBox Gets a Name and an Early Demo at CES

Glarimore Re:Nope, ain't happening (328 comments)

Yeah, the twenty bucks you would have saved getting 4 GB instead of 8 GB would've allowed for a much better storage drive.

about a year and a half ago

NASA Teams To Build Gyroscopes 1,000X More Sensitive Than Current Systems

Glarimore Re:1.8 (91 comments)

I'd mod you up if you had said Russia, seeing as we now pay them ~63 million per astronaut we send.

about 2 years ago

Complex Systems Theorists Predict We're About One Year From Global Food Riots

Glarimore Re:Catastrophe (926 comments)

Especially if people keep supporting inefficient land usage, such as ethanol production and "organic" farming.

Personally I don't care that organic food is organic, but I do think it tastes better due to not having been shipped for a week and a half from a country on a different continent.

about 2 years ago

NASA Working on Mars Menu

Glarimore Re:It won't happen anyway (220 comments)

I get your point, but I think you romanticize it too much. It's not like they are going over a trench in WW1 to save the man beside them, knowing for a fact that, short of some miracle, they will die. Astronaut death rate is only about 7.5% (34 deaths per 450 visitors to space)-- and I imagine it is only getting safer. They become astronauts because the thought of going into space is sweet, it pays lots of money, gives you lots of glory, and in some case, lots of fame. Astronauts compete with many other men to be one of the few to make it into space -- It's not like they do it because "Someone has to do it! And I will do it for humanity!" or something like that. You make it seem as though they are doing something that everyone else is too scared too do. No, they actually competed and won the opportunity into travel into space.

Maybe, a few of them hold the attitude of doing the job as a dangerous and selfless act for the good of humanity, but they are few and far between. Most of them as kids watched the first man step on the moon and spent the rest of their lives wanting to follow in his footsteps (no pun intended). I don't think the dangers are really part of their consideration -- just excitement and the prospect of a childhood dream and once-in a lifetime experience being fulfilled.

about 2 years ago

Secret Service Investigating Romney Tax Hack Claim

Glarimore Re:Don't worry, Romney... (836 comments)

If the tax returns are fake, then they don't influence the election. If they are real, they only influence the election by giving voters more information on which to vote. I don't really see the problem here, or why is necessitates a different response than when the same thing happens to Joe Schmoe. My two cents.

In my opinion, the dumbest thing that has happened in this thread thus far is someone comparing this (a third party claiming they hacked Romney's tax returns off of a laptop) to Watergate (The president and the republican party breaking and entering into the other Democratic party's HQ). They are a bit different.

about 2 years ago

EA Exec Won't Green Light Any Single Player-Only Games

Glarimore Just... (274 comments)

what the fucking fuck?

about 2 years ago

High Tech Companies Becoming Fools For the City

Glarimore Re:We were lucky (276 comments)

Why do folks live there? Schools. To have their kids go to a better school.

Otherwise stated as "schools without any blacks or hispanics".

No, otherwise stated as "schools located in areas that have a large [property tax]:[population] ratio. You can try to make this a racial thing, but in reality it's a monetary thing. It just so happens that in the US if you are poor you are more likely to be non-white. Many of he problems people associate with non-white people in the US are actually problems associated with poverty.

Money for schools comes primarily from property taxes. If you have big, expensive houses with big yards, and a relatively low population, the schools in the area are going to have plenty of funding. If you pack tons of people on welfare into the same area, guess what? There isn't going to be money to adequately fund schools in the area.

about 2 years ago


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