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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

Piata Re:Fuck what Harrison Ford says (297 comments)

I don't know about that. Reading the Reddit AMA with Harrison Ford, it seems he enjoys making films that entertain people.

He also isn't terribly sentimental or nostalgic. He doesn't own many props from the films he's been in and the berevitiy of some of his scenes ("I love you", "I know" and shooting the swordsman in the first Indiana Jones) seems to be directly tied to Harrison Ford cutting through the bullshit and getting to the point. I wouldn't say he's a phony, he's just not into all the fluff surrounding his characters and I think that's what actually draws people to his performance.

e.g. Our intro to him in Star Wars is a business deal, followed by shooting an alien that talks too much. That's Harrison Ford. That's what he does, that's why people like him and that's why Han Solo saying "May the force be with you" is such a big deal; Han Solo (and Harrison Ford) do not care about the mythos and the jargon while everyone else is falling head over heels for it.

In that regard, he's probably one of the most authentic actors in Holly Wood.

5 days ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Piata Re:Lightsaber crossguard wtf (390 comments)

The stupid part is it's not even an effective crossguard. There's a metal section close to the hilt so you can easily cut the crossguard off. Congrats on making a (most likely) primary antagonist look like an idiot. Unless they intented Luke Skywalker to show a juvenille Sith how moronic his added bling is in an actual fight...

about three weeks ago
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Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

Piata Re:Evil Harper Government (70 comments)

By not having Harper involved. This doesn't conflict with the oil sands so the Evil Harper Government doesn't care. Of course you could say someone's head should be rolling for allowing a government funded vaccine to be sold off to a US corp for a pittance (which is what the article is about).

about three weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Piata Re:The Articles Intel Dropped the Site For (724 comments)

Yeesh. I never actually knew anything about Leigh Alexander beyond her one article in Gamasutra. No wonder her articles are so ill received and controversial... she literally dispises gamers and wants to see them eradicated.

about 3 months ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Piata Re:Dear Intel (724 comments)

I actually applaude Intel's decision because of articles like that. As someone that grew up playing Atari, NES, Genisis and everything that came after, the contempt most gaming sites show for people that actually buy and play games is abhorent. It's about as tone deaf as those stupid "don't pirate movie" ads they play in movie theatres before the movie (that you paid to see) starts.

about 3 months ago
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Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found

Piata Re: Biggest archaeological event? (80 comments)

Really? The Monitor? Did you just suggest an Arctic expedition that vanished ~170 years ago and claimed 128 lives is of less archaeological importance than a ship that capsized in a storm while under tow?

about 3 months ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Piata Re:The moment of truth (126 comments)

Yes, I definitely would.

I use Steam, Humble Bundle and GOG for games.

I use http://bandcamp.com/ for music

If I can find a DRM free source for Movies and Television, I'd never need to "acquire" anything again. GOG's prices are a little high ($6 would be the most I'd pay for most movies) but provided they do sales where they slash prices 50% or more, I'd buy movies through them.

about 4 months ago
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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

Piata Re:Really people? (139 comments)

You don't feel it's false advertising to say something is free when it's not? If people feel genuinely tricked by these revenue methods than it's worth addressing. It's akin to telemarketers calling and saying you won a free trip to the Bahamas; all you need to do is provide your credit card number and a $200 deposit.

about 5 months ago
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Judge: $324M Settlement In Silicon Valley Tech Worker Case Not Enough

Piata Accurate summary (150 comments)

She questioned the amount, the logic behind the amount and why the plaintiff's lawyers didn't feel a jury would find the emails a convincing argument for collusion. Not sure how you didn't find the summary accurate. I know it's a rarity on slashdot but this one is pretty spot on.

about 6 months ago
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SpaceX Falcon 9R Vertical Take-Off and Landing Test Flight

Piata Kerbal Space Program (105 comments)

If Kerbal Space Program has taught me anything, it's that giant rocket engines are incredibley hard to control going forward. I can't even fathom the engineering skill and knowledge of physics required to make a rocket fly near flawlessly in reverse.

about 6 months ago
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Data Mining Reveals How Wording Influences Tweet Propagation

Piata Re:It's not working (21 comments)

As is the quiz. Either that or I'm really bad at picking good tweets as I'm 0/20.

about 7 months ago
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Zenimax Accuses John Carmack of Stealing VR Tech

Piata Re:Make deals with the devil (148 comments)

The first DA was started before the acquisition. It actually had a really long dev cycle (5+ years?) Of course EA gets their hands on BioWare and immediately shovels out another DA game in what... a year or two tops?

about 8 months ago
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Google's Business Plan For Nest: Selling Your Data To Utility Companies

Piata Does Nest Automatically Report In? (167 comments)

Or is there a way to prevent it from phoning home? I'm interested in getting one, I just don't feel like feeding more information to Google than I have to.

about 8 months ago
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Firefox 28 Arrives With VP9 Video Decoding, HTML5 Volume Controls

Piata Finally! Full Flexbox support! (142 comments)

At long last Firefox has full Flexbox support. Even Interent Explorer beat them to full support of this standard. If you regularly work with CSS + HTML, Flexbox is a god send and now we can finally start using it.

about 9 months ago
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Canada & Korea Show Trade Treaties Can Skip Copyright Rule Changes

Piata Sorry, you lost the hockey game (35 comments)

You owe us beer and get to keep Bieber until the next Winter Olympics.

about 9 months ago
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Face Masks Provide Chinese With False Hope Against Pollution

Piata Re:When I was working near asbestos (156 comments)

This seems like common sense though. I've worn one of these masks and it's pretty easy to tell if you have a proper seal. Of course I couldn't imagine having to wear one all day without breaks. My face gets sore and my mouth gets dry after wearing one for just a few hours.

about 10 months ago
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Kepler's Alien World Count Skyrockets

Piata Re:Drake (77 comments)

It was at the start of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and that game was amazing!

about 10 months ago
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E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male

Piata Re:Disposable Income (320 comments)

That doesn't seem to be the case. StarCraft II was $50 at launch but quickly adopted free to play multiplayer options. League of Legends was free from the start. A lot of pro e-sports players come from lower to middle class incomes that rent time on computers at the local internet cafe. In Korea and more recently North America and Europe, teams provide shared housing complete with food and a house maid so there inncentive to get good at these games.

If you need a specific example, Huk had a pretty awful childhood and now lives in a team house, frequently sending money home to his dad and brother.

about 10 months ago

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