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Signed On Sep 12, 2001, 18:09
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. Re: This Dec 17, 2012, 11:20 John
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 15, 2012, 16:10:
So, what to do? Can't we agree that a 10-day waiting period and extensive background check to purchase a gun should be the bare minimum nation-wide? Can't we agree that we should properly fund mental healthcare so people with problems can be identified and assisted instead of left to fester? Can't we agree to close the gun show loophole?
Ok, so how would that have made a difference in this case? And if he had bought the guns himself, would a 10-day background check kept him from getting them? There are a lot of crazy people who aren't labeled as being so. You gotta be pretty messed up to shoot your own mother.. not to mention defenseless children.. but who could have predicted that?

Gun regulations correlate with lower gun violence. That's just a fact. And in countries where gun ownership is prohibited (China) or very strictly regulated (Japan, UK) not only are gun murders orders of magnitude lower, but also murders overall.

A school attack in China happened yesterday too. The attacker used a knife. 20 children were injured but no one died. If he had access to guns, that would obviously be different.
That's because guns have been prohibited there for many years and they never had millions of them in their country. Of course there are fewer gun-related deaths when no one in the country owns any. People have always owned gun in the US however and there is no way to get rid of them now.

"More people should have guns to protect themselves." Lanza's mother did. He took it and shot her, then shot 20 kindergartners.
That was her fault for having them where her son could get to them. Any parent with guns should keep them locked away from their children.

"Teachers should carry. They could have shot the shooter." And if they had and missed and shot a child? And the cost would be much greater: How many carrying teachers nationwide would lose their tempers and shoot coworkers and students over the course of a year? Just like more cars on the road lead to more accidents, so to do more guns in the population lead to more deaths, regardless of the noble purpose. Humans are irrational, and supplying irrational beings with a force multiplier results in multiple times the force, injuries, and death.
I don't think teachers should carry, but it would be good to have a security guard in the school or have the principle trained to use a gun. And actually deaths on the road have gone down even though there are more because of laws requiring more safety features in cars. That can be true with gun deaths too with the right laws but it's not so easy to enforce what people do at home.
 
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News Comments > RAGE DLC Next Week
14. Re: RAGE DLC Next Week Dec 14, 2012, 22:33 John
 
How 'bout a free DLC that gives the game a better ending? I liked RAGE for the most part, but the ending sucked IMO. There was no kind of final battle or anything and the closing video was really short and uninspiring..  
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News Comments > EVE Fanfest 2013 Ticket Sales
7. Re: EVE Fanfest 2013 Ticket Sales Dec 12, 2012, 14:13 John
 
edaciousx wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 13:50:
Only good thing I got out of eve was 700 bucks for my characters.
Really? I wonder if my character would be worth much if it still exists.. I haven't played it in several years so my account may have been removed by now.
 
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. License Sold
1. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. License Sold Dec 12, 2012, 10:21 John
 
If it was such a success, why did GSC close?  
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Announced
14. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Announced Dec 12, 2012, 09:40 John
 
Huh, I never heard of Rise of Flight before but it looks pretty cool. There are many WW2 flight sims but not many WW1 sims that I know of so this is something I'll have to try out.

I don't like how it's a F2P game though.. I see if you want extra planes, better guns, or more missions you have pay for them. There is a version you can buy with several planes included, but it appears that you still have to pay if you want more.

Does anyone know if there is a way to unlock new planes and such just by completing missions?
 
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News Comments > Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Free Level
1. Re: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Free Level Dec 11, 2012, 12:34 John
 
I played this and thought it was pretty fun.. It plays well with a controller. I haven't been able to beat the final boss yet though.  
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News Comments > Spike VGAs
26. Re: Spike VGAs Dec 10, 2012, 08:37 John
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Dec 8, 2012, 19:33:
Couldn't care less about the awards, but I did pick up about 5 more golden keys from the Gearbox twitter posts after BL2 won a few categories.
Yep, me too!
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Dec 6, 2012, 08:22 John
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 23:40:
How much for Xbox Live a month if I don't want all the extra crap? Marketplace, Multiplayer, Friends List and Voice Chat?
Priceless.
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
3. Re: Morning Screenshots Dec 5, 2012, 16:08 John
 
Yeah, it'll be cool to see/read the progress updates as time goes by.. That's another good thing about this Kickstarter stuff.  
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Reference Drivers
4. Re: New NVIDIA Reference Drivers Dec 4, 2012, 13:40 John
 
Respen wrote on Dec 4, 2012, 13:31:
I've tried downloading and installing twice, in both cases the installer failed to install Nvidia Update, 3D vision and HD Audio drivers.
Did you try rebooting your computer while doing a head stand? That works for me sometimes..
 
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News Comments > Steam Big Picture Mode Launches
48. Re: Steam Big Picture Mode Launches Dec 4, 2012, 10:15 John
 
DDI wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 21:00:
How do I turn off the ugly as fuck giant button on my Steam UI
It's not that bad.. I've been on the Steam beta for several weeks with that button up there and it doesn't bother me. You get used to it after a while.
 
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News Comments > Planescape: Torment Successor Plans
2. Re: Planescape: Torment Successor Plans Dec 3, 2012, 20:11 John
 
That would be sweet! Wasteland 2, Project Eternity, and Planescape: Torment.. bring 'em on!  
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Specs
33. Re: Crysis 3 Specs Dec 3, 2012, 15:48 John
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 12:17:
And the new visual king, Far Cry 3:
Citra
River
Jeep
Oasis
Wait, are those your screenshots? If so, how are you playing FC3 before it has been released?
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Specs
13. Re: Crysis 3 Specs Dec 3, 2012, 13:14 John
 
LittleMe wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 10:45:
Why is that a 'wow'? Not trying to criticize Crytek/Crysis here.. Just saying that for a new FPS with lots of eye candy, isn't always a given that you'll need the 'latest and greatest' pc hardware? Otherwise there's little point in buying high-end equip..
When I was looking to get a new video card not long ago I was looking at all the requirements of the top FPS games and none required the best video card at that time. Although I don't recall them having a separate 'recommended' and 'hi-performance' category either..
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Specs
1. Re: Crysis 3 Specs Dec 3, 2012, 10:38 John
 

Wow, a GTX680 and i7 CPU recommended for hi-performance. I'm glad all requirements show DX11 though.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Nov 30, 2012, 23:11 John
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 21:19:
Wow, this Chaos Chronicles game looks and sounds great! Anyone know when it's out?
Hmm, it does look pretty nice but I don't see any release date. The closest thing to a release I see is "next year". Here's the official website: http://www.chaos-chronicles.com/
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
37. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 16:35 John
 
Gymper wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 06:22:
If enough people buy this, maybe we will finally get a Baldur's 3 or at least a similar game engine. Go f'ing buy it!
I think the closest thing to that we'll get is Project Eternity which I'm really looking forward to!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 29, 2012, 13:55 John
 
Verno wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 13:33:
Yeah that's the one I use too, I prefer it to Start8 because its native Win7 code and it means I don't have to give weirdo Brad Wardell money
Hmm, I think it was actually you that suggested it to me in the first place!

Verno wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 13:45:
Get Windows 8 Pro, register for the MCE addon...
What's the MCE addon?

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 29, 2012, 13:00 John
 
Verno wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 12:07:
Metro is indefensible for desktop users, it's been torn down several times already so I'm not going to rehash the obvious. It's actually frustrating because with some changes made for desktop users it could be nice. The app/store ecosystem is inherently flawed IMHO but that's a different story.
I use StartIsBack and it makes Win8 a lot nicer. It brings the Win7 start menu back and you can make it so that you boot directly to desktop instead of the Metro Start screen. You can also use it to disable the 'mouse cursor to corner' thing that opens the side menu.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
26. Re: Ships Ahoy - Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Nov 29, 2012, 08:20 John
 
s1mon75 wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 05:34:
jimnms wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 22:49:
Shok wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 20:38:
Pro-tip: Use Steam next time.

Or better yet, use GoG.

Or even better yet, Bittorrent.
Or even better again, the AppStore. That's the version I'd like to try anyways..
 
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