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Nickname mag
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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2013, 16:03 mag
 
Creston wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 14:44:
Beamer wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 14:23:
Yeah, it's the theme of the site, and it's what people are objecting to - how over the top it is.

It's funny how those people never complain when Gabe murders Tycho in a brutal fashion, or someone is fed into a wood chipper, or radioactive scorpions bite one of them in the dick, or dogs tear them to pieces or... etc

But a fictional character mentions fictional rape by a fictional dickwolf and "OMG YOU GUYS CONDONE RAPE."

/sigh.

Caveat: As I said before, I don't think this comic was offensive, I did not see a problem with it, etc. etc. I am not in favor of censoring tasteless humor, and I think there are some good arguments that can be made in this vein.

But. I think the rape/murder argument is weak. The main problem with the analogy is that rape happens way more often than murder, disproportionately affects a marginalized group, is frequently not punished, and involves a lot of victim-blaming. If 1 in 5 men were murdered by their best bros who then got away with it (and with large numbers of people defending the bro-murders), then the non-fuss over Gabe/Tycho murders might make more sense.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
39. Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2013, 15:53 mag
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 14:20:
Thanks for the links. My opinion remains unchanged. Yeah, the second strip is a little over the top, but isn't that the whole theme of their site? Whatever.

Yeah, I dunno. I have no great love for PA--I disagree with their taste in games, I'm not a big fan of Gabe's latest art style adjustments, and I do think they have some, uh, tolerance issues--but I didn't understand the flap over this comic. It's pretty obviously a joke that uses rape to exaggerate an aspect of MMOs rather than a joke about rape.

But I'm not a person that ever has been or ever will be subject to any sort of sexual assault (same as most of you, being that you're probably predominantly guys), so I don't think it's fair for us to just say, "Pff, whatever, it's not offensive. Fuck off."

The problem is that there was never really a conversation. It was just "PA condones rape!" vs. "Don't censor us!" And even worse is that this put PA on the side of people (and this is surely not them) who really are of the opinion that "Pff, what's so bad about rape?" And those aren't really... good allies to have.

And on the other side you do have the legions of the Professionally Offended (Jezebel, Sinfest, blah blah), and that weakens their arguments when there really is a legitimate issue, and that's what the vociferously-anti-feminist find ways to attack.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2013, 14:14 mag
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 13:53:
Thanks, Creston. Yep, as I guessed -- much ado about nothing. The PC world running amuck once again.

The comic: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/08/11

People got upset.

The response: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/08/13

People got more upset.

Then they made Dickwolves branded merchandise.

People got ultra upset.

They took the Dickwolves merch away.

OMG CENSORSHIP

And that was the end of it, until it got brought up again at PAX.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Sep 6, 2013, 03:14 mag
 
jimnms wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 02:15:
We had a cricket explosion here a long time ago. It was insane, they were covering the streets, and cars just rolling over them making crunchy noises. Then the little town I went to college at there was a grass hopper invasion. They weren't the little common ones, these were huge 3-4 inch fuckers. The seemed to be smart enough to stay out of the street and off the sidewalks where they'd get crushed, but they covered buildings and parked cars. And they fly around so fast and being so big, it hurt like hell if one hit you. Luckily they only hung around for a couple of days before moving on.

It was lightning bugs here, this Spring/Summer. It wasn't ground-covering numbers, but I'd find them all over in my apartment and you couldn't go out at night without them crashing into you constantly. Never seen so many.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 5, 2013, 18:47 mag
 
Creston wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 16:32:
mag wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 15:40:
Is anyone having any trouble getting Beat The Insiders to work? I created an account, but clicking anywhere does absolutely nothing. I can't pick teams.

It seems to be either a Flash or Java site. Do you have either of those not installed, by any chance?

I did have Java disabled. I tried enabling it, but still clicking does nothing anywhere on the page for my picks or for the league. Bah.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 5, 2013, 15:40 mag
 
Is anyone having any trouble getting Beat The Insiders to work? I created an account, but clicking anywhere does absolutely nothing. I can't pick teams.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 3, 2013, 15:12 mag
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Sep 3, 2013, 10:08:
I havent thought about the game: Gauntlet in a long time.. I'd play another one of those types of games again. Is there anything like that for the PC?

Wii U- I had NO idea this was a new console, or that it even came out when it did. It had zero fanfare and from what i understand, never caught on/hasn't caught on in the states?

Check out Hammerwatch.

I'd also consider Magicka to be in the same genre as Gauntlet, really...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 1, 2013, 02:05 mag
 
JeffD wrote on Aug 31, 2013, 18:36:
First papal "selfie" still making its rounds and showing up all the news media they have no idea what a selfie is.

Haha. I guess it's a shorter phrase than "Photo of someone taking a selfie with the Pope."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: B(S)G Aug 31, 2013, 11:57 mag
 
Ant wrote on Aug 31, 2013, 10:19:
Quboid wrote on Aug 31, 2013, 09:23:
Ant wrote on Aug 31, 2013, 01:25:
Cutter wrote on Aug 30, 2013, 12:30:
Hah! Dunno if anyone has seen this meme floating around yet but I haven't....

Starbucks in Starbucks
It's pretty old, but still funny.

Care to explain it? I get that they're in Starbucks (although those cigars better not be lit if they're around here) but who are they? Is their name Starbucks? Is one called Star and the other Bucks? Did anyone get my first post "joke"? What's the insignia, Battlestar Gallactica?
Yep, Battlestar Galactica (original/old and 2003 series) actors. You should watch the 2003 one.

Watch the miniseries that started the reboot, then quit. The show is awful. AWFUL.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Aug 30, 2013, 21:41 mag
 
She's 57???  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 30, 2013, 16:10 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 30, 2013, 13:19:
Probably found the passwords on a sticky.

It's worse that that. Apparently (according to what I read yesterday) they restricted his access, but since he was a sys admin, he could look up the PWs of people who had total access, log in as them, and DL what he wanted.

I like to imagine that all he did was 'sudo su <bigwig NSA guy>'.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 28, 2013, 15:04 mag
 
Okay, the new design is pretty ugly.

...and following the /. article to the archive.org link of the old design... that one is just as bad.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 28, 2013, 14:02 mag
 
Nexus 4 gets $100 price cut, now starts at just $199 unlocked.

D'oh. Just bought one in June.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 26, 2013, 15:54 mag
 
I doubt HuffPo's switch will change much. Have you been around the Internet to the places that require Facebook logins to comment? People are willing to associate their names with some terrible things.

And even as libby-lib-lib as I tend to be, HuffPo is one of the worst sites on the internet. It's a disgusting celebrity gossip rag. You shouldn't be going there anyway.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 23, 2013, 05:58 mag
 
Flo wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 02:53:
Not to interrupt your Xbox One hate, but I read that multiplayer gets dedicated servers in azure which is pretty cool. What I always hated about consoles was the piss poor peer to peer hosting.

User-hosted dedicated servers or dev/publisher-hosted? The latter just means you won't be able to play the game at all when they decide it's not profitable anymore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 21, 2013, 03:19 mag
 
PixelScuba wrote on Aug 20, 2013, 20:27:
Carmack talked a year ago about using Occulus with mobile devices to place people in a large open room for virtual reality "paintball" games as a concept. Use the mobile phone's GPS and positioning capabilities to identify player locations and the headset would show a world with these people in it.

Yeah, augmented reality was my first thought.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2013, 21:31 mag
 
Creston wrote on Aug 20, 2013, 16:35:
Samir please is hilarious. Fake as hell, but hilarious.

TRIPLE CAUTION! SAMIR, CONCENTRATE PLEASE! YOU WILL WRECK THE CAR!

"Crazy Driving Test?" Oh, FFS. I could not care less about motorsports, and even I knew that was... whatchamacallit. Some sort of rally thing.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
18. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 17, 2013, 20:01 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 19:02:
mag wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 18:03:
Weren't you, just a couple of days ago, saying that only pedophiles should worry about NSA spying? How many personalities live in your head?

I dont know, do you have reading comprehension problems? That's not what I said at all. I said if people aren't engaging in illegal activities there's really nothing to worry about, is there? That doesn't however mean what the government is doing makes it ok in the slightest. Did I say that? No. And I've railed about it long and hard for ages now. So, in future, trying thinking before opening your big fat mouth. I know it's difficult for you, but try at any rate.

One of the voices in Cutter's head wrote:
Hey just because most of us aren't Pedo Bears like you probably are doesn't mean we have things to hide too. If you're dumb enough to be sending sensitive and illegal material online that's not anyone else's fault. If you're dumb enough to not understand the difference between general privacy and public interest that's not our fault either. The rampant paranoia of Americans like you is a great source of amusement to the rest of the world most of the time. It never ceases to amaze the rest of us about this little fantasy world you exist in.

"Okay, yeah, it's bad, but why do you care that it's bad? You must be a pedophile. Americans are dumb."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2013, 19:52 mag
 
I do like my Sriracha... but it's not a hot sauce. There is no heat at all in Sriracha. It's just a sweet/salty/garlicky thing to put on stuff.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
13. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 17, 2013, 18:03 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 16:57:
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 16:44:
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 15:55:
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 12:56:
A spy agency spying? OMG what were they thinking!?! Seriously, grow a pair, man up, figure out your living in the real world and not some fantasy based on a peice of paper created 200+ years ago

Man-up? Really? I didn't realize that the government breaking the law and running roughshod over peoples civil and human rights - and people getting upset about that for some strange reason - meant that people need to grow up, grow a pair and get macho about it. Wow, I guess everyone else has been looking at it all wrong.

Rolleyes

human rights....lol thanks for that one that will keep me chuckling for a few days. Only thing better then that is if you said god given rights

Well if you hate concepts like human rights and civil liberties you should move over to the Middle-East or some country where you'll never be bothered with the nuisance of things like that. The rest of us however will continue to be pissed off about this. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out!


Weren't you, just a couple of days ago, saying that only pedophiles should worry about NSA spying? How many personalities live in your head?
 
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