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News Comments > etc., etc.
35. Re: etc., etc. Oct 22, 2014, 12:17 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 00:31:
Nah, I agree with Pinsof's original action. You shouldn't be able to use your gender status to shield your criminal acts or guilt people into not reporting your wrongdoings.

Okay, I just misunderstood you then.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
26. Re: Into the Black Oct 22, 2014, 12:14 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 01:30:
Creston wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 00:11:
I stand corrected!

With a guy that big I doubt the recipient will be doing much standing when he's done.



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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2014, 12:10 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 11:11:
He has some thinly veiled rape/torture fantasies that are frankly disturbing.

Eh... :-shrug-: The sex typically makes up two pages in an 800 page book, so I'm not that worried about it.

Speaking of Banks, what are considered to be his best novels?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2014, 12:09 Creston
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 12:03:
Why is the quote tag breaking itself?

Because the first word you quote starts with the letter Q. It gets very confused on that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2014, 10:47 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 10:03:
I never read any of Peter Hamilton's books. How do they compare to say, Ian M. Banks?

Other than the fact he tends to end things with a Deus Ex Machina, I think he's the best sci-fi world creator out there, and I don't think anyone else even comes close. (my opinion, Banks fans don't have to come battering down the gates.)

Try Pandora's Star. It is his best book, and it introduces his most popular universe (The Commonwealth.) It's my favorite sci fi novel of all time. I tend to re-read it at least once a year or so. Great characters, great story, great universe.

That's book 1 of a 2 book series, then there's the 3 book Void trilogy, set in the same universe but a thousand years later, and the one that just came out is book 1 of a new 2 book series set in the same universe and I guess around the same time as the previous trilogy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Nutella Oct 22, 2014, 09:24 Creston
 
Ca plus ce change etc.
 
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News Comments > Fractured Space Announced
1. Re: Fractured Space Announced Oct 22, 2014, 09:23 Creston
 
Space games are the new MOBA?

We've been getting a ton of them lately. Good thing all the publishers' marketoids decided there was absolutely no market for them anymore. Those marketoids, always with the great decisions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2014, 09:19 Creston
 
Also, NEW PETER F HAMILTON NOVEL!!1!1!1!!!1111!!!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2014, 09:17 Creston
 
Buttoned up shirt and black fedora. He can go as Heisenberg!  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
18. Re: etc., etc. Oct 22, 2014, 00:19 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 20:04:
Mr. Pinsof decided that exposing the scam was more important than keeping the trans persons identity a secret.

I take it you don't feel that way? You'd have kept the person's identity a secret, even though he/she was 100% flat-out lying, and was scamming people out of their money?

I'm not sure that the decision to perpetrate a crime somehow should still afford you the right to remain anonymous.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
17. Re: etc., etc. Oct 22, 2014, 00:15 Creston
 
a series of angry tweets that ended in me sarcastically saying I was going to kill Gabe Newell

Oh, right, they were sarcastic!

There was nothing sarcastic about it, titwallet. While I doubt you genuinely were planning to commit murder, though you do seem fucking dumb enough to actually do something like that AFTER already alerting the police through Twitter, you meant every single fucking line of what you wrote.

So yeah, waaaaaaah, feel sorry for me! I've quit my job! I can't handle it. Way to screw over your fellow employees in your company.

What a fucking dipshit.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
19. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Oct 22, 2014, 00:11 Creston
 
Cpmartins wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 22:37:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 20:37:
Creston wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 20:36:
I don't think Bull is romanceable, buddy, sorry...

Fuck the romance, all I want is to... er wait.... *ahem*

You can, indeed, bang the bull. The bad boy is bi!
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I stand corrected!
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
5. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Oct 21, 2014, 20:36 Creston
 
I don't think Bull is romanceable, buddy, sorry...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 21, 2014, 20:35 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 17:19:
Can we get a dislike button for our comments section?

We have an ignore button. Why do we need a dislike button too? If someone is a giant fucking toadstool, I just put him on ignore. No need to waste my time on him by clicking the dislike button over and over and over again.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 21, 2014, 20:30 Creston
 
CBS is fucking insane.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
3. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Oct 21, 2014, 20:29 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 19:20:
Some of that VA is terrible, what were they thinking with the Bull one?

Yeah, Freddie did a good job with James Vega, but I don't really like him for the Bull either. He actually does a good job acting as it's pretty different from the way he usually sounds, but it just seems so off for that character.

Oh well. Still looking forward to this.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
20. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 21, 2014, 20:24 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 17:00:
I agree that, were this to get to the SC, it would be struck down, but when they had the chance to strike it down they declined, but that was because they chose to discuss a different aspect.

SCOTUS refused to deal with the case again (I thought Whorley had lost, but they never even bothered to take it) because (emphasis mine)

Dwight Whorley was convicted under 18 U.S.C. sec. 1466A for using a Virginia Employment Commission computer to receive "obscene Japanese anime cartoons that graphically depicted prepubescent female children being forced to engage in genital-genital and oral-genital intercourse with adult males".[5][6][7] He was also convicted of possessing child pornography involving real children. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison

Whether the anime he had was CP was irrelevant. He had ACTUAL child pornography, at which point he was going to rot in jail anyway.

In any case, Protect ACT or no, the one time SCOTUS dealt with this issue, they correctly stated: "the CPPA prohibits speech that records no crime and creates no victims by its production. Virtual child pornography is not 'intrinsically related' to the sexual abuse of children".

So I'm going to go that no, it is not illegal in the US. And that British judge is a fucking cuntmiser.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
8. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 21, 2014, 14:51 Creston
 
WaltC wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:41:
Creston wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:25:
The Amiga book looks really cool, but I have no clue who this dude is or whether what he's saying is true or just smokescreens. can anyone shed some further light on this?

Didn't this guy already do a successful similar book for the C64? I thought I read that when looking over the info...

Oh, I just skimmed through it. I'll have to go back and re-read.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
16. Re: UK convicts man Oct 21, 2014, 14:47 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 11:33:
You guys know that computer created child porn is illegal in the US, right?

As mentioned, this is illegal in the us, too. Also Australia.

I can't find it at work, because any links with the words CP or stuff like that in them get blocked by our rather overzealous filter, but SCOTUS confirmed that drawings or writings about CP are not a crime and fall under first amendment protection.

I believe this is the proper link, but like I said, it won't load at work.

Handley (sic) took a plea bargain and many, many people said he'd have walked had he just gone to court, but the prosecutor scared the shit out of him and he decided to play it safe. The only other similar sort of case (Whorley, IIRC), had been looking at actual CP while at work for a government division and thus lost his case when he took it to the SCOTUS.

Everyone involved in CP should rot in jail, but manga is not CP. There is no victim. The UK's judge belief that "society and the public can clearly do without such material" is pure fucking suppression of thought, and isn't even his fucking job to begin with. His job is to uphold/interpret the LAW. Not to decide what is fucking decent enough for society at large.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 21, 2014, 14:39 Creston
 
Thoughtcrime at its finest. Good old UK.

Please, british citizens, come complain about what a shithole the US is again while ignoring the ridiculous government you live under. How's that porn filter working out for you guys?

 
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