Stop buying cheap bargain mice wireless mice from Wal-mart. Every wireless mouse I've used since the early 2000's has had as much delay as a wired mouse. Try something like a Logitech M510, it's lag-free and the batteries will last longer than the switches in the buttons.
to post another anti-GG smear article.
But I feel like pointing out that actually, the majority of the harassment going on in the hashtag on Twitter nowadays is the anti-GG crowd harassing the GG supporters. Is it worth mentioning that a journalist who has supported GG has been sent a syringe and a dead animal in the mail?
Yesterday I saw an anti-GG supporter tell a prominent GG supporter (who is a woman who has been raped) that:
1) She's not really a woman
2) She should join her in hating all men
And then, after it was revealed that the rapist was female:
3) She wasn't raped, because women can't rape.
Or should I mention how GG has tracked down the identity of the person who sent death threats to Anita Sarkeesian (and many other people, under different accounts)... and Anita has ignored them and refused to press charges? I guess it's not good for the smear campaign if it looks like your targets are helping you.
But, go on, keep talking about how terrible it is that you think GG is a misogynist harassment campaign. Unfortunately, GG isn't actually even fighting that battle. They don't care about public perception, they care about taking down the corrupt giants -- and let me point out that Gawker has been bleeding advertisers lately.
But Obama said that he "can't" do that. Why he can't do that he didn't say though.
Well, it's probably because he's not a dictator with unlimited power and can't shut down companies with a wave of his hand.
anthropomorphic global warming.
Huh, they've anthropomorphized global warming? So... what's it look like? Red fur, raven wings? Maybe a rainbow tail? Dare I ask for Rule 34?
But every new game they put out has been an iteratively improved copy of a lower-tech game with great gameplay put out by someone else.
When was the last time a game developer put out a game that wasn't inspired by something else?
The last thing I want to be doing when I am outside is attached to a computer or tablet.
But when you need to be attached to a computer or tablet, why stay down in your mom's basement when you could go sit outside instead?
Given how this is supposed to be a community of nerds, I'm surprised at how many people here are proudly stating that they don't even have a wireless router (or they choose not connect anything to it, or they don't even have an internet connection).
I mean, the whole point of technology is to improve quality of life, right? Sure, I could spend time running cable through the attic and installing panels in the walls... but then I'd have to spend time doing that, and I'd still have unsightly cables running from the walls all over rooms. On top of that, I've got plenty of devices that don't even have ethernet ports. Sure, I've got my router and a gigabit switch next to it that both have things plugged into them, but that's only convenient for things that are near the router. Sure, ethernet would be faster, but 802.11n is still enough to saturate my internet connection -- and if really need to copy a ton of data between computers on the intranet, nothing beats a USB hard drive. So, going down the list...
2 Nintendo 3DSes
1 Playstation Vita
1 Wii U
1 desktop computer
That's just for my wife and me, but I could easily see having several more if we had kids. And I've got an isolated guest network for my friends to use with their phones and tablets whenever they come over. I've probably had two dozen devices at once connected to my router.
None of those things were minor improvements to existing products that already met peoples' needs, either. Windows 3.1 and 95 were huge upgrades that did things their predecessors were completely incapable of, and the iPhone may as well have been a completely original product, given that its competition was composed of clunky bricks with terrible UIs.
What about Win 7 is "substantially worse" than XP? Or 8, after you turn off Metro?
The currently available solutions seem pretty weak to me. I mean, I've got an Android tablet, but it's pretty poor at actually controlling a media center PC. I suppose I could use a UPnP app to make it play music or video files, but that won't work well for something like playing games, watching Blu-ray discs, browsing the web, or anything else -- and if all I'm doing is streaming content to it, there's no point in having a standalone PC instead of just using my TV's built-in media capabilities. Using something like VNC to control it remotely is kludgey at best. What does Windows 8 offer that makes it suitable for this kind of thing?
Systems without a touchscreen or a digitizer shouldn't exist.
So let's say I've got a media center PC connected to my TV that's running Windows 8. How am I supposed to use a touchscreen to interact with that? Walk over to my TV and leave giant smudges on it as I smear my fingers several feet across it?
That seems like quite a bit of extrapolation. Why do those status tell you that MS OSes have "totally sucked" rather than tell you that people are resistant to change and will keep using something that is just good enough to meet their needs?
I'm also gonna guess he doesn't bother with encumbrance, and I've never heard somebody say THAC0 was "easy", but I'm not sure how he'd run a pre-3.0 D&D campaign without that.
Except for a 12th level characters reasonably having +29/29/24/19/14 where the first attack is actually a double attack as well and he's doing +28 dmg per hit for obscene numbers yah, pathfinder sure is 'good'.
Yes, in fact, that's very reasonable compared to 3.5 under the guidance of WotC, where with some exploits you can have a 5th-level character with an infinitely high strength, or another who can take an unlimited number of actions per turn, or even a 5th-level wizard without any particularly bad exploits can kill the tarrasque.
So yes, a heavily tweaked and optimized 12th-level character who can do a few hundred damage per round is pretty reasonable. Oh, and I do think my original post said there were a few exceptions.
Sure, that is an extreme example, but the Pathfinder Society is too controlling and almost cult like in the way the GM's run their worlds. I like freedom in RPG's.
The amount of freedom you have is entirely up to the GM running the game. There's nothing inherent to any of the system mentioned that would stop GMs from letting their players do whatever they want. PFS modules are very railroady as a contrivance of being part of an organized play campaign; players have to play within the box and by the rules in order to keep things fair and balanced for all of the other players.
If you're playing in a home game, though, there's no reason why a GM can't let their players run wild and go wherever they want except for a lack of imagination. It seems like you're trying to set up a strawman argument in order to justify your dislike of the system.
the Pathfinder Society is too controlling and almost cult like
Wait, take a step back. Did a 2E D&D diehard seriously just call another RPG "cult like"? Are you intentionally going for maximum irony?
Pathfinder is a joke, as is any edition past 2nd.
You may not personally like Pathfinder, but you're kidding yourself if you think it's not the king of tabletop RPGs right now. Game shops stock more PF books than any other rules setting, and gaming conventions are dominated by Pathfinder Society tables -- and, honestly, Paizo has exerted better quality control over PF than WotC ever did over D&D. They've had a few duds, but overall the quality of their supplements and adventure paths has been very consistent.