Jessica Price wrote:
Well, regarding video games and Windows, windows is an operating system and thus necessary for computer operation. A video game is entertainment software and thus unnecessary.I don't have to by a game from a company whose moves or policies i dislike.
But since i don't like Linux i have to use Windows for my day-to-day stuff. And that means having to suffer through buying a license for Windows.
Also, yeah, scale matters.
But i understand where you're coming from. Both of you.
Jessica Price wrote:
We are talking about video games.
Scott Betts wrote:
Really, name some please.
Han solo shot first!
Anyway, where is it shown that Kirk doesn't get that his cockiness cost him his ship, his mentor and nearly his crew? That moment when he
Asks that the robocop admiral spare his crew because it's his responsibliity is the moment he realizes that actions have consequences. And i'm sure it will show much more in the next film.
The fact that he survived doesn't mean that his life is charmed (we know it is, but he doesn't). It just means that he was lucky this time. And i think that he learned that he might not be lucky next time.
It just concerns me as a rizing trend. First one school in Canada...then others, then an official ban of mother's and father's day. Because it might hurt or offend someone.
While i understand the notion i have several gripes about this.
What i see here as the main problem is that Durngrun uses the term 'Rude' much too loosely judging by the opinion of everyone else on the thread.
Standing up a friend to save the life of your spouse is not rude. If he got upset over it, it is he who would be considered rude.
Standing up a friend to go watch a movie is rude.
The main thing that determines the rudeness of an action is CIRCUMSTANCE. An action in on itself is not inherently rude.
I really don't want to pay a crazy amount of money for a glorified remote control for my TV, oh and, yeah, it can play video games too.
Most of what you said, i have no counter argument against.
I can't think of a single reason to be honest, except that they want MOAR MONEYZ! (which i, in part, understand, since the only reason that they make consoles is to earn money, but some things are ridiculous)
Most people whine that it can't compare to Wrath of Khan. It can't. It purposefully tries to be a different take on the Khan thing. I for one loved the acting and the bromance.
I love how seeing one Klingon with a shaved head and smaller forehead ridges translates into the entire Klingon race shaving their heads and having pierced ridges. Not to mention that TOS Klingons didn't have forehead ridges whatsoever.
Sweeping generalizations are so awesome.
Scott Betts wrote:
Okay. Why is it evil?
Because it's my game. I bought it, thus i own it. As long as i respect copyright by not multiplying it, i can do whatever i damn want with it. If that means giving it to my friend so he can play it, it's mine, thus nobody's business what i do with my things.
As for Joe, in his defense, he has been up for 40+ hours and pissed out of his mind. I'm sure a more coherent video is coming. But his point stands. PS4 is going to murder Xbox one. Murder.
Used Kinect several times on a friend's console. Not impressed. Kinect was the fastest selling consumer electronic device because it was pretty novel and well advertised. It turned out to be pretty much rubbish, but mostly because of software running motion recognition. The device in on itself is very cool.
What does keeping my hard drive has to do with the fact that games today go from 10GB and up? and that a 500GB hard drive is going to fill up. Fast.
Second install fees means that you can't borrow your game to a friend without him paying money for it. That is evil.
People don't like kinect.
500GB is nothing. I have filled my 2TB hard drive to the brim with stuff.
Nothing could ever lure me away from being PC first. But, the thought of sitting down in front of a big TV, popping a disc in the console and just playing seems more and more appealing as i grow older and have less and less free time.
Sorry, neither of these guys look like drow, unless you use heavy prosthetic and CGI.
Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
You can be justifiably rude. Leaving a game in the middle of the game is rude. (Also, leaving a party because you're not having fun is very rude.) Now, you may not care you're being rude for various reasons (poor manners). You're rudeness may be justified (acts of violence, sexual harrasment, etc.). The group may understand and forgive your rudeness (have to work, family emergency, etc.). None of this changes the fact that it is rude, it's just that sometimes being rude is the lesser of two evils.
Poor manners are not the only reason people are rude.
In my business we have two possible words for people with this attitude...Unemployable or Boss.
Then i am really glad i am not in your business, whatever it is.
Thankfully i work at a company where people are not a-holes and actually treat each other with respect. And since our boss, the owner of the company did all the work that we do now and know what kind of people we interact with on a daily basis, he is very reasonable and understanding. I've gotten offers for better payed jobs, but i remained with this one, simply because i love the atmosphere.
Juda de Kerioth wrote:
I assume someone has done this to you?I am sorry, but i am a human, not a robot. If i do my job well, and everything works as it is supposed to and i have the strength to smile and be pleasant after a 12 hour shift of mostly horrible people, the least i expect is some common courtesy. If you can't muster that little, i will not care.
I work as a cable guy and i install wireless routers as an extra service (i charge that, since it's private work). If a person is vile to me while i install the equipment, i tend to pass by their building a few days later, connect to their network with my phone and change their wireless password.
It's partially his fault because he made an easy password because he is forgetful. But the neighbor didn't just use his wi-fi to browse the web. He used it to download stuff. At the same time my friend played some important online matches, some of which were lost due to LAG that downloading caused.
What would you do if you found out that a douche has been stealing your wifi and messing up important stuff for you, aside from changing the wifi password of course.
Mine too. I was present when my godfather's daughter stuck her fork in his eye. He is ok now, but it was terrible to behold him getting up all quiet and calling the ambulance all the while the fork sticking out of his face. I still shudder when i remember that.
1. Everyone who can afford it brings snacks.