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#1059100
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jetrell Fo said:

SilverWook said:

McInerney is 80, he’s on the Fox News payroll, and is apparently a member of the Obama birther cult. Do the math. 😉

I said I found it. If I said anywhere in the post that it is fact or that I believed it, redo the math.

😉

Jetrell Fo said:

TV’s Frink said:

Lol, a straightforward CNN article is trash but Zero Hedge is cool.

That is such a weak comparison. No-one said the Zero Hedge article was cool except for you. So much for you dropping things “again” I guess, lol.

What you did here is no different than Trump pointing to Fox News as a source for his wiretapping claims. Paraphrasing: “I never said it was true, I’m just pointing out what some other guy said.”

Maybe you should ask yourself why some here were so ready to believe that you agree with the contents of the article.

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#1057831
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All Things Star Trek
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Paramount’s treatment of the film franchise on Blu-ray has been abysmal. They should be ashamed for misrepresenting the same recycled trash over and over as HD. I love Trek and I still refuse to buy them.

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#1056832
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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SilverWook said:

It’s really up to Jay to create that sort of thing.

I created one years ago. Haven’t touched it.

https://www.facebook.com/otdotcom/

If anyone is particularly adept at social media and is interested in helping manage our Twitter and Facebook accounts, I’d be open to it. (I mean somebody who actually works in this space or has real experience building an audience.)

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#1055034
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Video Game Thread
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Bingowings said:

I currently have no PS3 and a cash refund

Not sure what your all-in costs were, but maybe it’s time to reconsider which is better: a used PS3 that has problems playing a bunch of cheap, older games or a new PS4 that reliably plays a few newer, but more expensive, games.

A new PS4 paired with Horizon: Zero Dawn is £254.

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#1053834
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Video Game Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

I wonder if you can get off the plateau without the paraglider. Even if you can’t the plateau area is more than big enough for most people to dip their toes into.

One way that the game limits the play that I don’t like is that you have to have a decent amount of heart pieces to get the Master Sword even though you can travel there as soon as you get the paraglider.

I think this is just good game design in an open-world format. Open-world games let you go anywhere you want, but guide you through the story by varying the difficulty for quests/items, making them impossible to perform without leveling up. If you could walk right in at the beginning and get the Master Sword without improving yourself, there wouldn’t be any challenge. Skyrim lets you march up mountainsides to dragons’ nests on day one, but you’re going to get your ass handed to you.

I managed to get a Guardian Spear right after leaving the plateau, but it wasn’t easy. I went through several potions, a broken weapon or two, and a fair amount of arrows to do it.

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#1053595
Topic
Banned members
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Spuffure, you get one more post to list every single banned member you want to ask about. After that, please stop.

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#1053565
Topic
Video Game Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

Graphics don’t phase me; if anything I’ve been playing Zelda using the handheld mode more than playing it on a big screen. I’m too enamored with the game to care really.

Yup, I played again for a few hours last night in handheld mode and it’s definitely my preferred way of playing. I put in my earbuds and get totally lost in it.

I finally cleared the plateau and got the paraglider. Totally transforms the game. I was enjoying running around and exploring, but so much more opens up when you can fly from one high point to another.

Bingowings said:

One of my neighbours loaned me his son’s PS3. More than half the games not working went down to 2. So it’s definitely been the consoles at fault. So Thursday I have to take it back again.

Glad you figured it out. Used consoles are always a crapshoot, but the PS3 can be particularly problematic (complex hardware that was probably fairly well beaten-on by the previous owner). Is an extended warranty available on used units?

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#1053073
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Video Game Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

Jay said:

Do you have yours? Impressions so far?

I do and while I can’t render judgement on the console itself considering it’s lacking a web browser and Netflix but as for BOTW my impressions are that it is fantastic so far. The innovation, the freedom you get (once you get passed the initial prologue area), and the attention to detail that gives the game way more depth than other Zelda games. I’m loving every second of it so far.

Agreed. It arrived on Saturday morning and I’ve put in probably 10 hours of playtime so far. Once I reset my expectations in terms of graphics (I do most of my gaming on a PC with a 34" ultrawide at 3440x1440), I really enjoyed the game. I’ve mostly been playing in handheld mode, partially because I think the hardware is brilliant and partially because it’s visually kind of rough on my 50" TV at 1080p (way too many jaggies and framerate dips). It was always my intention to collapse into a comfy chair with the Switch and take occasional breaks by standing, so I don’t mind. I picked up a Pro controller for console mode and it’s a nice controller.

I’m impressed by what Nintendo accomplished in a $300 package; just great engineering all around. I don’t agree with the US marketing in terms of it being a console that you can take with you, because not being able to hit a stable 30fps at 1080p in 2017 is disappointing. In Japan, it’s marketed as a portable that you can hook up to your TV, which I think sets more realistic expectations.

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#1052608
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Video Game Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

Jay said:

Lord Haseo said:

These early review scores for BOTW are getting me pumped man.

No shipping notification on my Switch yet, but Amazon says it’s arriving tomorrow by 8 PM. I plan to spend the weekend with my ass firmly planted on the couch.

Same here man. The universe has been very gracious to me as a totally unrelated makes it so I don’t have to go to work today. That and me having at least a half oz. indicates that this should be a perfect weekend.

Delivery was delayed by a day. It’s not clear at this point if it was Amazon’s screw-up or Nintendo’s. Some reports are saying that Nintendo dropped the ball on getting systems to retailers in a timely fashion, leaving them to scramble to get them out the door in time for launch day. Many reports of people who preordered not getting their Switch today. Kind of bummed since I took the day off, but first-world problems for sure. At least I got a shipping notification for delivery tomorrow; some are getting bumped to Monday or Tuesday.

Do you have yours? Impressions so far?

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#1052336
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Video Game Thread
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DominicCobb said:

Jay said:

Lord Haseo said:

These early review scores for BOTW are getting me pumped man.

No shipping notification on my Switch yet, but Amazon says it’s arriving tomorrow by 8 PM. I plan to spend the weekend with my ass firmly planted on the couch.

But… but… the switch… you don’t need the couch

Are you suggesting I stand all weekend?

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#1052326
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Video Game Thread
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Lord Haseo said:

These early review scores for BOTW are getting me pumped man.

No shipping notification on my Switch yet, but Amazon says it’s arriving tomorrow by 8 PM. I plan to spend the weekend with my ass firmly planted on the couch.

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#1051361
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

Bingowings said:

I might have to get a brand new PS3 if such a thing is still around.

Don’t know your location, but they’re readily available from various online retailers in the US. Of course, with the PS4 Slim bundle going for $250 now, paying ~$180 for a PS3 isn’t such a great deal unless the cheap game library is the primary appeal for you.

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#1050714
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Jay said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/321152-pence-mixes-up-nicaraguan-and-israeli-flags-in-tweet

WTF

My six-year-old is learning about flags right now and apparently would make a better VP.

The flag is so small in the tweet, that I can’t tell what is in the center.

Especially on a mobile device. The flags look almost identical.

If I were someone important like Vice President of the United States, and I were wasting time tweeting, I’d take another wasted minute to make sure I grabbed the correct flag.

TV’s Frink said:

I sure hope so, but I’m worried about the Bernie bros throwing another fit because they didn’t get their again.

Maybe Bernie’s supporters are justifiably upset over the way he was treated by the DNC and the apparent corruption in that organization, and this vote could be interpreted as more of the same from a party that claims to be for the people while it continues to sell out to corporate interests. This is exactly the kind of behavior that led to the Tea Party, and I’m not liberal enough for a Democrat equivalent to show up and crash the party in 2018.

Bernie’s supporters are justified in being upset how the DNC acted, no question…and yet nothing justified refusing to vote for Clinton and potentially helping Trump get elected, because Trump is a billion times worse. Sometimes being an adult means making a choice you don’t like because the only alternative is worse. Bernie supporters that further abandon the Democratic Party deserve the kind of things that are happening and will continue to happen under Trump (as does anyone who voted for him).

I’ll admit to not being terribly familiar with Tom Perez, but I got the sense that his equivalency with the “establishment” is overblown anyway.

JEDIT: Or maybe that the establishment wanted him but he’s more progressive than the Clinton wing of the party.

JEDIT2: I would have been perfectly happy with Ellison…or President Sanders, for that matter. I loathe the infighting more than the specifics that cause it.

Telling people that “being an adult” means falling in line and doing what you’d prefer they do is exactly the kind of smug attitude that has gotten the DNC and the Democratic Party where they are today, so keep it up if you want more of the same.

And last I checked, Hillary got over 3 million more votes than Trump. You honestly think this loss is about Bernie supporters failing to show up? And if you do believe that, do you think talking to them as if they’re children and demeaning them with pet names is going to help your cause?

Maybe the DNC – and the country as a whole – need 4 years of chaos to wake them up to the reality that they’ve lost touch with most Americans.

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#1050698
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/321152-pence-mixes-up-nicaraguan-and-israeli-flags-in-tweet

WTF

My six-year-old is learning about flags right now and apparently would make a better VP.

The flag is so small in the tweet, that I can’t tell what is in the center.

Especially on a mobile device. The flags look almost identical.

TV’s Frink said:

I sure hope so, but I’m worried about the Bernie bros throwing another fit because they didn’t get their again.

Maybe Bernie’s supporters are justifiably upset over the way he was treated by the DNC and the apparent corruption in that organization, and this vote could be interpreted as more of the same from a party that claims to be for the people while it continues to sell out to corporate interests. This is exactly the kind of behavior that led to the Tea Party, and I’m not liberal enough for a Democrat equivalent to show up and crash the party in 2018.

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#1049397
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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captainsolo said:

When I get through S2 and3 I’ll tun the films on LD before plowing into the animated series and TNG. I have the BD set for the latter and the purist in me is already saying “couldn’t they have branched the effects there as well despite being native NTSC? I wouldn’t mind the old ones!”

In TOS, the original effects were all done on film, so it was easy to stay true to them during the remaster. I’m glad they included them because that’s how I choose to watch the BDs.

The HD effects in TNG are for the most part very tasteful representations of the original effects and integrate nicely with the remastered live action; they didn’t set out to “improve” them, just make them look like they got a detail upgrade so they blended well. Many of the effects were done on film, so they technically are the originals. I never felt while watching that I was missing out by not seeing the NTSC effects.

The NTSC transfers were horrendous and the tests they did with upscaled effects looked truly awful. Had every 480i effects shot been deinterlaced to 480p, upscaled to 1080p, and spliced in with the new film transfers, they would’ve stuck out like a sore thumb and taken the viewer out of the experience many times per episode. Even though it only happens in a few episodes, I know instantly when they switch to an upscaled shot because they couldn’t find the original film. Takes me out of it every time.

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#1046515
Topic
<strong>Spaced Ranger</strong> BANNED/Silenced? - <strong><em>Au Contraire!</em></strong>
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TV’s Frink said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Thus the downward spiral that is Frink vs. Fo begins anew. . . .

Well, since Jay said the next one of us to poke the other gets a timeout, I’m simply going to just wait and see if he meant it.

I did. Fo, you’re out for a while.

Spaced Ranger, your ban is permanent this time. Best of luck elsewhere.

This post has been edited.

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#1045802
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Jetrell Fo said:

Duracell, I apologize if you felt I was breaking your rules (though the examples given are subjective at best), I promise not to disagree with anyone or try to point out why or say anything good about Trump or any of his White House staff in your thread anymore.

They’re such horrible, scummy, repulsive, lying, don’t deserve to live and breathe, ego-driven, and money-driven POS’s. How we’re are not extinct after the 30 days he’s been in office is beyond me. I will hate him and hate him and hate him.

Is that enough hate or do I need more to make it feel genuine?

Jay said:

Do we need to lock this thread also?

If we do, political discussion is done in Off Topic for good.

This topic should really be locked at this point for good. It seems all of us cry babies, myself included, just can’t put aside our egos long enough to get along or even disagree.

I think at some point you’ll have to accept – and not just say you accept, but genuinely accept – that your political viewpoint is in the extreme minority here and that not agreeing with your politics shouldn’t be taken personally. Besides, most posts contradicting yours are in regard to logical fallacies or failure to comprehend your point and not political differences.

Between you and Frink, the next one to prod the other gets a timeout.

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