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Nickname Quboid
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Description I can't make any car pop a wheelie.
Homepage http://bcmedia.biz/
Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
Total Comments 4681 (Master)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 14:07 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 13:33:
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 12:48:
It looks absolutely white and gold while standing in a blue light here. The picture that makes it look more white looks like someone is fixing the influence of the blue light, everything else looks like a butchered photoshop or a different dress entirely. My brain just won't accept anything else. I can sorta understand how people are seeing blue but I don't get the black at all. Neat stuff.

Edit: Nimoy. Godamnit. RIP.

Take the color test I linked. I'm curious to see the results. Because if you're not color blind either than it has to be a monitor contrast issue.


I got 10/10 and I see much the same thing as Negadeath does. It reminds me of trying to photograph snowy scenes with a cheap camera and getting blue photos (and not the good sort) because the camera's white balance was thrown out of whack.

jacobvandy, it's an optical illusion in which something seemly objective is highly subjective. That's quite interesting. We're not gossiping about who wore it best.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 12:33 Quboid
 
Leonard Nimoy has died aged 83. As a very infrequent Star Trek viewer, he was my favourite.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 26, 2015, 21:21 Quboid
 
That article could have been on The Onion, particularly Cutter's quote. No you may not feature some content over others, the fucking nerve of those pricks.  
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
64. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 26, 2015, 20:45 Quboid
 
Well done USA, and four million thanks to those who supported this. It's far from over and inevitably far from perfect but today has been a very good day for the Internet in your country and beyond.  
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Modding Diary
14. Re: Cities: Skylines Modding Diary Feb 26, 2015, 18:11 Quboid
 
Thanks for the links.

The district system looks cool and the painting system worked well in Cities In Motion. Farms too, I like to be able to create more than the actual cities - although they do look like allotments.

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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
88. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 26, 2015, 14:08 Quboid
 
Pre-orders encourage publishers to focus on marketing hype rather than the actual game, causing time to be wasted making "vertical slices" (aka E3 lies) rather than on the actual game. It has created a culture of style over substance.

I will preorder if you give me a good reason to and your track record is good. GTAV's pre-order deal is decent, Rockstar's record is mixed - I've seen much worse, but I see no reason to preorder in this case.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Modding Diary
11. Re: Cities: Skylines Modding Diary Feb 26, 2015, 12:26 Quboid
 
A population cap of 1 million would be disappointing but your explanation of things being simulated at any one time makes sense.

Creston wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 11:43:
Here is an excellent series of very informative videos on the game.

Could you check that link? That's just this one video.
 
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News Comments > etc.
53. Re: etc. Feb 26, 2015, 09:42 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 07:17:
A defense for everything and for everything a defense, I shouldn't be surprised.

Well, what do you want? These accusations are bullshit, they are the reason why we can't have a proper debate. There's always a defence because they're always nonsense and MA is at it again.

You're so keen on proving that Feminist Frequency isn't perfect that you haven't noticed that no one is saying that they are.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Modding Diary
2. Re: Cities: Skylines Modding Diary Feb 25, 2015, 22:56 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 22:14:
I want to be excited for this but it's really hard.

That's what she said...

*ahem*

They're taking the opposite route to Simcity 2013 at every opportunity (map size, offline, mods) which is great so I hope that the underlying simulation holds up. I quite liked Cities in Motion and the city simulation was the best part of them.

Please be good, I'd love a decent city builder.
 
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News Comments > etc.
50. Re: etc. Feb 25, 2015, 21:22 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 20:09:
NKD wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 17:21:
All you need to know about Sarkeesian is this picture.

She's nothing but a mouthpiece for her "producer" Jonathan McIntosh. It even looks like he does all her Tweeting for her as well.

There aren't even words. This is the bullshit artist people have been defending here for months? At least now I can stop wasting time on this shit, 100% discredited.

Feminist Frequency is an organisation, that's not just her account. This isn't a secret.

Thank you jdreyer. You seem to get it and your criticism is interesting.

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4. Re: etc., etc. Feb 25, 2015, 09:17 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 18:50:
How Video Game Breasts Are Made (And Why They Can Go Wrong)

Uhhhhhhh...

Heh. I guess this needs implemented and I don't think many people actually know this stuff. I've been an enthusiastic breast observer for decades now but I couldn't map out their movement while running.
 
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News Comments > etc.
43. Re: etc. Feb 25, 2015, 08:29 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 07:01:
You seem to acknowledge that these tropes do exist so she has a point, no?

No, she doesn't have a point here, that IS the point. 'this is a trope' is meaningless shit without examining the context of whatever it is you're criticizing. You people just go in circles, its like pounding my head against a wall. 'ok well she was wrong but its ok because...', no its not ok, she was just plain wrong no if ands or buts. You want people to consider the times where shes right well you have to consider the times where shes wrong and stop trying to save face on her behalf or whatever weird shit is going on here.

I repeatedly said that this was dumb of her. I have criticised her and did so in the post you quoted. I don't like her and I have no interest in saving face on her behalf. I do consider when she is wrong. Do you consider when she is right?
 
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34. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 23:00 Quboid
 
I agree with you about Dying Light, Redmask. I think she tweeted based on a second hand information and she shouldn't have done that. As I said, this was dumb, but it doesn't invalidate her message any more than repeating the word tropes does.

You seem to acknowledge that these tropes do exist so she has a point, no? Whereas NewMaxx has demonstrated a lack of understanding and a brickwall as regards sensible debate, no?

I hate the amount of bullshit that surrounds her but she's not really the source.
 
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News Comments > etc.
27. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 17:41 Quboid
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 13:36:
Quboid wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 13:04:
ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:48:
The idiots that harassed Quinn, and they are fucking idiots of the worst, are just that, idiots, that belong to no group and that always show up anywhere there's a debate on the internet.

I think that this is the crux of the problem. There are plenty of sexist gamers who belong to GamerGate and you can't disown them just because you don't like them. That's the problem with leaderless, aimless movements like this.

Actually, yes we can disown them. That's the real problem - we can say 'Fuck those guys, they're idiots'. But no matter who in GG says that, no matter how often it's denounced, it's always treated as a foul. 'No, you can't say you denounce them, that doesn't count, we're going to say you're all sexists and racists and harassers. Denouncing those things doesn't count. The only thing that counts is giving up completely.'

Funny how that works.

But I suppose we can say: you can't disown Wu, and you certainly can't disown this idiot who quite literally faked a threat, just as Wu can't disown her faking her own harassment. Lying about death threats, sexual harassment, and more is now, apparently, the sexist legacy of anti-GG.

That's how this works, right?

You've hit the nail on the head, GG is always treated as a foul. Its legacy, how it will be remembered, is for sexism and harassment. Calling out unethical behaviour under a toxic label just makes the accusation easier to deflect.

Anti-GG, whatever that is, has no legacy. I honestly don't know what you mean by anti-GG, is this a specific campaign or hashtag, or is it anyone who criticises GG?
 
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21. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 13:04 Quboid
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:48:
The idiots that harassed Quinn, and they are fucking idiots of the worst, are just that, idiots, that belong to no group and that always show up anywhere there's a debate on the internet.

I think that this is the crux of the problem. There are plenty of sexist gamers who belong to GamerGate and you can't disown them just because you don't like them. That's the problem with leaderless, aimless movements like this.
 
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19. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 12:42 Quboid
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:34:
Quboid wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:21:
Tell me more about how Polygon thinks Sarkeesian got kidnapped, you disingenuous pathological lying agenda-driven idiot.

This coming from someone who believes GG is about sexism, you should look at a mirror and repeat to yourself "Tell me more about how GG is about sexism, you disingenuous pathological lying agenda-driven idiot." time and time again until you realize that you are what you say.

That five guys / burger and fries shit. If it was about ethics, the journalist would have been the target of the criticism.

ASeven wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 12:34:
Also, what's this about someone kidnapping Sarkesian? Been day dreaming SJW dreams again?

Listen and believe, listen and believe.

"Polygon, however, says the stuff that happened in the episode happened in real life, showing Polygon is out of touch with anything close to reality."

Remember now?

 
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17. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 12:21 Quboid
 
Verno: I'm sorry, I thought you meant an arbitrarily self-identified gamer and that no one else can have a valid opinion.

ASeven: you're a hypocrite. Please tell me more about how Polygon thinks Sarkeesian got kidnapped when you discuss disingenuous pathological lying agenda-driven idiots.

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12. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 12:10 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 11:54:
I'm not even convinced she actually plays the games herself.

Who cares, except those who find her opinion inconvenient? (Edit: she should do her research, but she needn't be a self-identified "gamer" to have an opinion.)

Verno wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 11:54:
I watched one of her videos about Dying Light

Link? I can only find videos critical of a tweet of hers on the subject. A dumb tweet, yes, but nothing more.

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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
9. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 24, 2015, 11:51 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 11:44:
Well, everyone who's complained about GTA IV being a bad port has apparently gotten what they wanted.

Agreed, GTA4 was very poor IMHO so I'm happy for them to delay this for however long they think that it takes to get it right. I wish more developers would do this.

(Were you being sardonic? I read that was if you don't actually think we'd be happy.)
 
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6. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 11:41 Quboid
 
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 10:44:
What the fuck is this "GamerGate" nonsense and why the hell should I give a fuck about any of these people?

Some people said that there is too much sexism in gaming. Taking offense, some other people (GamerGate) have set about proving them _right_ time after time after time.

GamerGate claims that they're interested in journalism ethics because this was the best excuse for when they first got caught being sexist. Sadly, some people believed the ethics argument and joined in and for the last few months GamerGate has been desperately looking for unethical behaviour to justify their own unethical behaviour, meaning that anything that they do find is tainted by association.

The cherry-picking accusation is unfair. "How do you show examples of something without picking examples of it? If I want to show a bunch of cubist paintings and I show only cubist paintings am I cherry picking because I'm not also showing other paintings?" - exactly.
 
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