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What's Stopping Us From Eating Insects?

Satanboy Where are the recipes? (655 comments)

I think one of the big hurdles to eating insects is a clean food supply.
Currently you can't just go to a shop and buy crickets for instance, and the ones in your basement are probably not sanitary.

Also, where are the recipes? How do you cook ants? How do you cook crickets? What parts are okay to eat, and what parts are just chitin?

I don't know enough about how to cook them, nor do I know what to cook them with.
It is not that we don't have the stomach for it, it's simply a matter of how to cook them and how to make them tasty.

I remember back in the 80s when escargot was considered disgusting, and when people would talk about eating sushi and others would interject 'but won't that make you sick?' the same with steak tartare. People get over the gross factor if they can try it and it's tasty, but they need to have a source that is readily available for them to jump on the bandwagon.

about a year ago
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Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal

Satanboy They will need to make hardware stores illegal (551 comments)

It sounds like the police have never heard of PA Luty. http://thehomegunsmith.com/ check out some of the designs folks. You could make a MACHINE GUN that would be fully functional from nothing more than parts you bought at a hardware store. It would cost you about 200 bucks or so in tools and parts.

about a year and a half ago
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EA Is the Game Company Disney Was Looking For

Satanboy It's okay guys (254 comments)

There hasn't been a good game out of Lucas Arts in years. SWTOR was a crapfest and nothing else came from them in recent memory that was remotely good. EA will create more craptastic star wars tie ins while watering down the brand and it will be like star trek games, they always come close but never really do it right.

about a year and a half ago
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Game Review: Planetside 2 (video)

Satanboy Re:This game is NOT pay to win (157 comments)

I just thought about an aspect of the game that has not been talked about much.

There are other upgrades other than purchasable ones.

Your specialties can be upgraded ONLY with Cert points.

Do understand, you cannot purchase cert points, however you can boost how fast you can acquire them (even effectively double them with a subscription).

So you can level your guy slow or fast depending on the certs.

the nice thing about this is you get a sense of progression with or without boosts.

to give an idea of the feel of boosts to xp gain I'll use a game to game comparison

a 50% boost is kind of like leveling in vanilla WoW compared to vanilla EQ
a 50% boost with a sub is like leveling in current WoW compared to vanilla EQ.

I hope this helps to clarify the pay to win fallacy.

about 2 years ago
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Game Review: Planetside 2 (video)

Satanboy Re:LOve the game, hate the real money bullshit (157 comments)

you are so completely correct, they offered a game that was awesome for free, and gave you the option of grinding out weapons (which doesnt take inordinately long compared to let's say. . . vanguard or EQ2) or just buying them with real world money.

you can choose to buy or not buy, it's up to you, but you are not a weak target without paying which is totally fine.

sony did this one right

about 2 years ago
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Game Review: Planetside 2 (video)

Satanboy Re:Tried it last night. (157 comments)

Since you mentioned performance issues, I thought I'd let you know that Lupreza (sonys rep) mentioned in the last live stream they are currently working on a huge patch that will be a major optimization revamp for large battles. Many folks have experienced some drop outs or errors in the client with hundreds of people in battles, and this is being addressed with the major patch. So keep an eye out, I have a feeling it will be coming in a few weeks from the way she was talking.

about 2 years ago
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Game Review: Planetside 2 (video)

Satanboy This game is NOT pay to win (157 comments)

I began playing this game about a week ago.

I am a huge hater of games like APB that give real money advantages to other players.

This game does have weapon upgrades and xp boosts for real money.
You do NOT have to buy these to be competitive.

Every race has different specialties, Terran Republic for instance has a stock pistol that is one of the best in the game. Everyone gets one of these from day one who chooses this race.

Vanu has one of the better submachine guns and definitely the best plane,(scythe) stock, no money spent.

New Conglomerate has one of the best noob sniper rifles. Sure, it's range and damage is not as good as the purchasable one, however it's rate of fire is better and it can one shot unsuspecting light infantry.

With all that said, I DID spend 50 bucks on station cash (yesterday during the special 3x station cash bonus) and it was nice to get some new guns. I still find myself swapping to non purchasable guns for many situations, however, so their utility should not be dogged because they are not purchased weapons.

All weapons in the game are sidegrades, not upgrades.

I would highly recommend you try it out. It's free. What have you got to lose?

Also, get into an organized outfit. It's really important to have an organized outfit or you will be kind of floating in limbo and not really know what to do.

I am currently running with the Devil Dogs, http://www.planetside-devildogs.com/ which is one of the largest operations in the game, and I love it.

There are other large operations as well for each faction, Vanu and TR, and the beautiful thing is, that at the end of the day, the large ops all still have respect for eachother and still work together to have huge battles over the continents.

If you are interested in a live stream, check out the twitch live streams and you can see for yourself how the game plays from the friday night ops:

http://www.twitch.tv/planetside2/

Honestly, those that feel this game is currently milking people like LoL by being pay to win are certainly mistaken.

If you simply put 20 bucks in you can get your class outfitted with every weapon you'd want for multiple play styles, or you could just farm the certs (basically xp) for a week or so and have them as well. It is really free, I just CHOSE to put money in, not because I was impatient, but because it's really a good game and I felt 50 bucks was better money spent than if I bought another CoD clone.

As for the folks talking about aimbotters etc, they are horribly mistaken.

I can pop a guy in the head from 130 yards currently as they are running with my sniper rifle. It takes practice, but it can be done. There are some speed hackers out there and some other folks doing whacky things, however it is such a low rate it has no bearing on the game. If you are in an organized outfit, you just send 40 guys at the hackers spawn and he's dead. He cannot get back and his little cheese game is ruined in a few minutes.

So yes, this game is the real deal. I am not affiliated in any way with Sony, and you can also tell by my post history and my SD number that I'm not some new guy just making shit up. So yeah, download it and try it, if you like it come on and hang out. IF you roll NC on Connery give a shout out to the devil dogs, and if you roll TR or Vanu, feel free to die by my hand you evil emperial or alien scum! :-)

about 2 years ago
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Laser Strikes On Aircraft Becoming Epidemic

Satanboy what does this do? (687 comments)

so what does it look like when a laser is shined into the cockpit anyways?

I've always wondered what exactly that does.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Trying To Woo Businesses To Windows 8

Satanboy supporting this is going to be a nightmare (442 comments)

I have a hard enough time telling people how to open control panel or the printers section in windows using keyboard shortcuts and CPL commands, I can't imagine having them use this completely useless navigation system.

I really don't understand why MS always tries to change what we know. Why can't they stop moving things around and decide on a file structure and basic command structure that NEVER changes?

more than 2 years ago
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The State of the Diablo 3 Beta (Two Videos)

Satanboy Re:The real state of Diablo III (237 comments)

I agree with OP.

My roomates have decided to buy D3, I am going to be the outsider on this one.

I bought SWTOR and was heavily disappointed, I'm not buying any more games that 'might' be what I want.
The DRM really seals the deal for me, if it weren't for that I'd probably buy it just to toss on my laptop to play once in a while, but with the DRM, it's just craptastic garbage.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

Satanboy Re:morons (2288 comments)

while this may seem elementary to you, construction requires a lot of tricks that are based on the old system and not the metric system

for instance all studs in a building are spaced 14.5 inches apart which allows for a load every 16 inches. (2x4 boards are 1.5 inches wide so you have 3/4 inch compensation between the board loads).

This is just 1 small thing, but imagine having to rework every blueprint for every house in America.

It's just 1 example, but it is a HUGE undertaking.

more than 3 years ago
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In Isk We Trust: the EVE Online IskBank Exposed

Satanboy so let me get this straight (145 comments)

you play a game where you skill up by logging in once a day and clicking the skill you want, and you buy in game money rather than playing the game to get it. . . .

why do you play the game?

more than 3 years ago
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Seller of Counterfeit Video Games Gets 30 Months

Satanboy Dont feel too bad for this guy (165 comments)

He made over $700,000 on these counterfeited games.

He actually turned in over $360,000 IN CASH after being caught.

He was not a petty guy just making some copies for his friends etc.
So yeah, seriously, don't try and compare this guy to any fair use idea whatsoever, it's just going to hurt the whole fair use argument if you use him as an example.

It's guys like this that make it hard for the rest of us who just want to backup a game or install on another PC.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Teen Banned From US Over Obscene Obama Email

Satanboy I'd like to see the email (555 comments)

I read over 7 articles on this fiasco and have yet to have seen the content of the email.

I think that would let us know if it was indeed threatenting or just obscene.

I will reserve comment on the situation until I can read this, as I think most folks should.

more than 4 years ago
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Duke Nukem Forever Back In Development

Satanboy This will take some time for release I reckon (356 comments)

I would expect this will be at least 6 months off.
The amount of QA for this game will be enormous.

They will have to ship almost perfect code with no map flaws or seems in the levels.
Any even minor flaw will need to be cleared before the game can ship.

I notice they will not give a date for release as they do not want to fall behind expectations.

I am hopeful the team is, in fact, working on this game and is not, in reality, tickling our testicles whilst cocking the gun that is behind our heads.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Reboots Two Classic PC Games

Satanboy games for windows live . . . ugh (275 comments)

I bought Batman Arkham Asylum and had numerous problems with Games for Windows Live.

GWL slowed the loading of the game, gave weird errors, and there was even a problem getting a patch due to this running in the background.

I haven't bought a game with GWL since.

I boycotted Steam for 5 years after having a bad experience 1 time, I'll probably give GWL that much time to correct their issues as well.

BTW:
Steam still has MAJOR faults that nobody really mentions on gaming sites very often such as server lists not populating and authentication problems as well as that little banned issue they ran into a while back with Modern Warfare, so all of these services are really a pain in the ass when it comes down to it.

do a google search for "server not responding steam" and see what you find ;-)

more than 4 years ago
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Controversy Arises Over Taliban Option In Medal of Honor

Satanboy This is just a publicity stunt and in bad taste (671 comments)

While I disagree with EA's addition of this option in this game, I cannot say I agree with taking away their right to put it out there.

I think it is in bad taste and is showing a lack of compassion and respect for our troops and their families. I will just vote with my wallet, as I would hope anyone who feels as I do would.

I don't think it's right to tell an artist they cannot produce art that I disagree with, I just won't support an artist for doing so.

more than 4 years ago
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Quake Live Beta Ends, Optional Subscription Plans Added

Satanboy Re:Pay for freeze tag?! (100 comments)

If you buy the pro mode of Quake live you get freezetag

more than 4 years ago
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Given Truth, the Misinformed Believe Lies More

Satanboy Plants Like Brawndo (961 comments)

"After several hours Joe finally gave up on logic and reason and simply told the cabinet that he could talk to plants and that they wanted water."

- Idiocracy

more than 4 years ago

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NASA Rocket Fails - Greenhouse Satellite Lost

Satanboy Satanboy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Satanboy (253169) writes "A $273 million satellite designed to study greenhouse gases was lost due to the rockets payload fairing not seperating from the rocket. The weight of the fairing caused the rocket and the satellite to crash in Antarctica about three minutes after launch. How will this affect our current studies of greenhouse gases? Will it be easy to rebuild the satellite from this 8 year old project to get it back in action quickly?"
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Apple Gives $100 Credit for Iphone Buyers

Satanboy Satanboy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Satanboy (253169) writes "In an open letter on the Apple website, Steve Jobs has stated that they "have decided to offer every iPhone customer who purchased an iPhone from either Apple or AT&T, and who is not receiving a rebate or any other consideration, a $100 store credit towards the purchase of any product at an Apple Retail Store or the Apple Online Store." Good news for those early adopters who may have felt burned due to the quick price reduction of the iphone."
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Satanboy Satanboy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Satanboy (253169) writes "It seems there is some sort of issue with the beta of Halo 3 being downloaded for owners of the game Crackdown.
Crackdown was sold with the promise that all owners would be able to play the Halo 3 beta.

From Bungies site:

The Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta will go live on May 16th at 12:00 AM PDT and run through June 6 th at 11:59 PM PDT. That means that folks who purchased specially marked copies of Crackdown, or won a spot in the Beta through the "Rule of Three" or other regional promotions, will be able to log into their Xbox Live Gold accounts, download and play the Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta and enjoy an early peek at the multiplayer aspect of the game.


The time was set back to 5AM PDT but the download is still not working at this time.

Posted by Frankie at 5/16/2007 5:22 AM PDT
Folks are reporting problems downloading the Halo 3 Beta via Crackdown this morning. We have alerted the appropriate Live authorities and they are taking care of the problem as we speak. More news as it comes in.


Full info here."

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