Celan

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  1. Mmkay, will they come out and announce already?! It's driving me a little crazy now that they keep teasing two of the original Fallout creators working on a new game, and did an interview blurb with them standing under the Fallout New Vegas sign. I don't think it's probably a Fallout game, sooo.... WAT!!!
  2. This is kind of in developer-ease but I guess it's cool to get confirmation that Obsidian is making another RPG, this one obviously with some publisher backing which could be a good or bad thing. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2017/12/14/take-two-announces-new-publishing-label-private-division.aspx?utm_content=bufferd6bea&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
  3. That's what I was thinking. The BF went to college that way. He sometimes says he regrets not staying in to get his pension, though. I've written more, too, that's waiting on the post-moot stuff to get done.
  4. I would settle for Bethesda adopting Obsidian's values about RPGs so that we get a really good, deep Fallout game. But that's probably not going to happen, either.
  5. Fair enough. And what I meant by saying the freakout is what made me take a stand is that prior to that, I was fairly neutral (no pun intended) albeit I tend to be business oriented in outlook. No fan of cable companies myself, but neither of our country's largely unaccountable bureaucrats. It's a rich man's game so I don't see any reason to get worked up, except when media personalities start screaming about how the world as we know it is coming to an end- with very little basis for their hysteria. The bullshit meter gets to pinging.
  6. Yeah, I'm rotting right away. Look, you have your thing, and you don't give a crap about how anyone sees it. But as with most things, there are two sides at least. If the internet descends into a smoking slag heap, you can definitely come back and say "I told you so." Meanwhile, I didn't sleep any better knowing the FCC was watching over me, and I won't sleep any worse knowing they're sent packing.
  7. Hence why I said "some people." Which the OIO would do jack all to prevent, and again, no one supporting it can show any results but they're all sure it's what is keeping the internet's lights on. So yeah.
  8. Look at how they are trying to de-monetize YouTube videos all the time. Like any company, they're out for their own advantage, and so much the better for them if they get to ride the backs of the ISPs and rake in more profits which they don't have to share because ISPs are "utilities" who can't charge them more for premium service. Which, on that subject- the Duke Energies and PG&E's of the world are some of the biggest rat bastards out there and like all government-forced monopolies, if they screw the consumer, there's no one to appeal to. Because only the big ISPs can afford the red tape that excessive regulation enforces, and the ISPs aren't allowed to charge big users like Netflix or Apple any more than they do the little guy. So who do you think pays for the equipment upgrades needed to handle their data hogging? Colonel and others are blaming the ISPs for their exorbitant rates, but this is part of the problem. Even if the doomsday scenario does come true and ISPs start slicing up the internet, you all are only assuming that this would lead to higher consumer costs and poor service. The article about someone not being able to reach a company website is very far-fetched. I mean, ISPs already charge extortionist prices for business internet in particular, but what benefit would ISPs gain from having basic internet services disabled for a large amount of people? That's just ridiculous, even if it weren't illegal anyway. And maybe tiered service would benefit some people. Like since I only use my cell phone for texting and the occasional phone call, I have Ting which charges tiered rates. My monthly cell phone bill is generally $15 or $20. Maybe one month a year when I go on vacation, it's $25 or $30. I had to buy a device, so I bought a used iPhone which has lasted 2 1/2 years and counting. I've probably saved over a thousand bucks because I refuse to pay for unlimited data when I don't need it. And I'm really glad I have that choice. People are cord cutting because it makes more sense for some to pay by channel than an expensive bundle they don't use. You (general you) are just assuming you'll pay more rather than the same or less. Anyway, it may sound like I'm against the OIO, but I wasn't really before. Now I am because what I'm really against is bullshit, and they're shoveling it hard on this one, so I smell a rat.
  9. It allows the big tech companies to gain position at the expense of smaller, and only large ISPs can navigate the red tape. Basically exactly what has been happening now, so if NN was intended to help the consumer, it's failing miserably.
  10. This kind of regulation inherently favors big monopolies. No one else can navigate the red tape, which often is deliberate, because it's in service of the regulators' paymasters. I find it weird and silly that the FCC sticking its nose in supposedly leads to a 'free internet'. This is the agency who gave us Bell Telephone. There might not be an internet if the Department of Justice hadn't forced them to stop.
  11. The Portugal stuff is more fake news. I'm at work and don't have time to pull up sources but the media is flat out lying. Which as I said, makes it obvious what is going on.
  12. Wow. They obviously followed everything the hysterical partisans of the US media were saying. What a load of bull. Anyway enough said on that.
  13. Can't read, can't logga in.
  14. And that is the cry of the bureaucrat. "You know! Just in case!" Okay I'm really going to bed now.
  15. I mean there's nothing in the OIO that could prevent it. The whole fearmongering angle is PR and honestly that kind of shit makes me angry. Wealthy companies using the fears of normal people to drive their own advantage.