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Everything posted by jeremywc

  1. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    I don't think I've seen a simultaneous release on this many platforms. They managed to publish on 8 different platforms all within hours of each other. My inner nerd is super impressed.
  2. I Had A Random Thought...

    It's actually very common in the IT industry, I think. Everyone has some path that they broke into the industry on, and you tend to hold a lot of loyalty to products that literally enable you to pay the bills.
  3. Sports

    The Rockets and Thunder/Sonics rivalry goes back to the early 90's when the Rockets could never get past the Sonics in the playoffs. But you're right that it's not really a huge focus for Rockets fans. We save our real venom for the Jazz.
  4. Sports

    What's the point of a rivalry if you don't engage in (non-serious) trash talking?
  5. The Weekly X Files Rewatch Thread

    I'd mostly agree with this based on my recollection of the series growing up and the rewatch I've started. There are a lot of monster of the week episodes in the first two seasons. They didn't really start consistently hitting the overall mytharc stuff until later. That said, The X-files hit for me right as I hit my teens, so I'm just too damn nostalgic about the series to skip anything. I love the filler episodes as much as the mytharc stuff.
  6. Sports

    FTFY. <3
  7. My money is on your ISP doing some QoS on your outbound traffic to Twitch and putting a bandwith limiter on it. You'd be surprised how much they do traffic shaping these days, especially AT&T and Verizon. Doubtful. Port forwarding just lets you forward inbound traffic to the right PC inside your network. I don't think Twitch needs to initiate a connection to his PC for anything.
  8. Eggcorns

    I've always loved my son's mispronunciation of dinosaurs as dinorawrs / dinoroars. Seems appropriate. Also, I'm told one of my uncles used to pronounce gravity as "grabity". You know, because it grabs on and pulls you back down.
  9. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Note sure if anyone saw this, but just in case you were curious if Brad Wardell was still a miserable pile of shit, he is.
  10. Android Games

    It's just not available in the US yet. Canada, Australia, and New Zealand only right now. EDIT: Looks like it's up in the US now. Just became installable for me. I have a wifi Nexus 7 as well. Scrolls *is* available though and is very good, if you're looking for a CCG. My IGN is jeremywc if anyone wants to add (and destroy) me.

    I'm all signed up as @jeremywc (surprise!). I'm not completely sure it's got anything going for it over Twitter, but I'm interested to see where it goes.
  12. Other podcasts

    Not a podcast, but related: Pocket Casts has announced a web based version. You can sign up for the beta here. The UI is pretty sparse at the moment, but it syncs your progress with the mobile versions. I'm loving it so far because it lets me listen to my podcasts at work and pick up where I left off during my commute.
  13. I really agree with the point about Planetary Annihilation feeling difficult to manage. The UI just doesn't feel as polished as it's spiritual predecessors. I've always felt that one of the most underrated things about Chris Taylor's games is that they never feel obtuse to play, even when there's a ton of chaos on the screen. Hopefully the game will sell well enough that the PA team can spend some time to go back and refine the interface a bit more.

    I'd like an invite as well if anyone has one free.
  15. Nononono. You must not be eating the right seafood. Cajun seafood is the best seafood. Make a trip to Louisiana and you'll change your mind. :-D
  16. Avatar graveyard

    Guess I'll get in on this anime avatar thing too. Even though I know extremely little about anime! At least it clears me of the neckbearded penguin.
  17. That's an impressive amount of hoop jumping just to whine about girls on the Internet.
  18. Amazing restraint you've shown not piecing together the real username from logs and dropping it for all to see.
  19. Microsoft hasn't touched MSE in years, it's really terrible these days. Check reviews from either or if you're shopping for good anti-virus. Historically, BitDefender and Kaspersky have consistently gotten the strongest ratings from both groups.
  20. Ferguson

    I was just noticing that my Twitter feed is blowing up with conversation about Ferguson, while my Facebook feed is completely devoid of it. But I'm chalking it up to the fact that the people I follow on Facebook are mostly local friends and family.
  21. I've mostly seen grok used in neckbeardy, libertarian leaning circles like Slashdot where Heinlein would be popular. It's been in the stupid "jargon file" for at least as long as I've been alive. I don't really associate it as a gamer term. Greebling is a new one to me, though.
  22. Do you have any privacy extensions like Ghostery? Most of them block Gravatars out of the box.
  23. Feminism

    Especially in my early 20's, "winning" in terms of how I felt like my career was advancing relative to my peers was super important to me. As I got older and hit various amounts of adversity, I cooled my jets a lot. I don't think it was age so much as life experience that forced me to evaluate my priorities. There are a lot of factors that can come into play regarding how people grade their own success; I'm skeptical that it can always be nailed down to something universal like what your gender is.
  24. Double Fine - Kickstarter - MASSIVE CHALICE

    Seems like it is right now. But given Double Fine's track record, I think it will probably turn up else where after a certain period of time. I don't think they want to go back to the days of platform lock in.
  25. It's been my experience that any time someone is making a decent amount of money in an unethical manner, they will scream at the top of their lungs when that income is taken away. The more unethical their behavior, they louder they will scream. I think Mojang's doing the right thing here to maintain the integrity of the ecosystem around Minecraft. It's not going to kill the Minecraft server hosting business, it's just going to prevent people from turning their Minecraft servers into profit mills. I'm not feeling a lot of sympathy for anyone impacted by this.