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Nickname dubfanatic
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Signed On Aug 18, 1999, 17:13
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News Comments > CitesXXL Announced
2. Re: CitesXXL Announced Dec 11, 2014, 18:58 dubfanatic
 
Hopefully this will be the one that doesn't suck. SC4 could really use some competition. It's kind of sad that a 10-year-old game is still the king of city builders.  
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News Comments > Scrolls Launch Today
34. Re: Scrolls Launch Today Dec 11, 2014, 17:38 dubfanatic
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 09:31:
Trying the Trial ;p Am seriously pissed off about Hearthstone match-making lately.. so this is welcome we'll see if it's fun or not..

What's wrong with Hearthstone's matchmaking? I ask because I just started playing it again after months of not playing, and it's constantly putting me up against Secret Mages and Hunters. I can't tell if it's just crappy matchmaking or if that's just the flavor of the month.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 00:18 dubfanatic
 
I hereby announce the winner of the dubfanatic award for really cool people 2014. This year's award goes to Boutrous Boutrous-Ghali. Nominees for this year were Janet Reno and Tom Brokaw. Previous winners and nominees include:

Albert Einstein, Robert Heinlein, Elian Gonzalez, Deng Xiaoping, Charles Murray, Barack Obama, JosÚ MartÝ, Wesley Willis, Norman Borlaug, Maya Angelou, and Samantha Smith.

Look at all those well-known, acclaimed people. It's a major award.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 13, 2014, 22:39 dubfanatic
 
Nah, they're just making her seem more important than she really is to amplify the outrage. "Obscure, poorly-known sci-fi writer exposed as troll" doesn't quite drum up the outrage brigade as well.

And this is an especially hard sell since she's an LGBTQ woman of color, and due to her high ranking on the Hierarchy of the Oppressed, can do no wrong.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Oct 30, 2014, 20:26 dubfanatic
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 20:22:
Those are factors of both the shooting and misogyny, but shooting a woman because she won't be yours is absolutely misogyny.

Same with the California shootings. I know Milo Breitbart said it was due to video games, not misogyny, but shooting women because they won't have sex with you; having such a feeling of entitlement to their bodies that they deserve to die for not allowing you access to it, is misogyny, your eyeroll emoticon or not.

If we reversed the genders here, and it was a spurned girl who murdered a boy, would it be misandry?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Oct 30, 2014, 20:18 dubfanatic
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 18:41:
It's hard to fault her on blaming the Seattle shooting on misogyny. Early reports, and the twitter feeds of those involved, make it look like he killed a girl because she wouldn't be with him.

Yep, misogyny. Not untreated mental illness, not a product of a degenerate culture that glorifies violence and hyper-individuality. It's definitely misogyny. Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
13. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 5, 2014, 22:46 dubfanatic
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 22:24:
You know that makes no sense given who her boyfriend is and how this all started, right?

edit - I guess I should specify "ex boyfriend." But by his own timeline, all the mentions she got was before she cheated on him, not after.

Ah, cool, that makes it all OK then.
 
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News Comments > etc.
33. Re: etc. Oct 5, 2014, 22:41 dubfanatic
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 21:55:
And, interestingly, we have better social equality now than the 80s. Worse economic, but changing society seems easier than changing taxation.

What is social equality and how do you measure it? And how can you attribute an increase in social equality to the restriction of free speech?

EDIT: And how do you propose to prevent the right wing from not using these same tactics when the political climate inevitably swings back in their favor?
 
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News Comments > etc.
26. Re: etc. Oct 5, 2014, 21:43 dubfanatic
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 20:39:
Squirmer wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 20:23:
Seriously man, if you believe this stuff you're just delusional. The "SJWs" are calling to give a voice to people who historically have lacked a voice. It's the total opposite of censorship and thought policing.

No. That may be the ideal they're striving for, but in reality they're simply engaging in other forms of racism and bigotry, not to mention how condescending and patronizing they are. In reality they're all about censorship and thought policing. Ever use words like retarded or crippled lately? There was no stigma to those words until the SJWs attached a negative stigma to them.

Exactly. Anyone who thinks the SJW movement is anything but a blatant attack on free speech should read Kindly Inquisitors by Jonathan Rauch. The fifth chapter is especially pertinent.
 
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News Comments > etc.
25. Re: etc. Oct 5, 2014, 21:37 dubfanatic
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 19:54:
Don't listen to them and they have nothing. I predict this will blow over and if something changes it will be small and for a short while. This won't add up to anything, because it isn't based on a solid enough foundation.

The SJW phenomenon is just one part of a larger societal movement to stifle free speech in order to prevent offense. This has been going on since at least the 1980s. It's not going to completely go away, it will just change forms. But you're right, the best thing to do is to just ignore them. They've shown they are not interested in having their ideas critically analyzed, and also that they have no qualms in destroying the lives of anyone they perceive as an opponent.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 23:09 dubfanatic
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 20:28:
dubfanatic wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 20:10:
If you want a good laugh, look up Kshama Sawant and see what she thinks are actually good ideas.

Increasing minimum wage, increasing bus lines, ending corporate welfare, reducing taxes on small businesses and homeowners, rent controls, ending racial profiling, legalizing same sex marriage and marijuana, reducing student debt and decreasing ties to Israel.

Sounds like a nightmare.

Sawant voted against the minimum wage resolution because it wasn't fast enough for her. For someone with a Ph.D. in economics she doesn't seem to have a good grasp of economic equilibrium.

Yeah, she supports increasing bus funding, just like the rest of the council.

"Corporate welfare" is a term that means dick all to anyone outside the extreme left. The rest of us call it "being realistic". It appeals to people who think the 70s Boeing bust was Seattle's greatest era.

Small businesses will need all the help they can get when the minimum wage increase starts up.

Rent control is illegal under the state Constitution. Ask poor people in San Francisco, Santa Monica, NYC and DC how well rent control has worked out for them. Or ask the people who voted down Boston's old rent control law.

Racial profiling is already illegal. Gay marriage is already legal, as is cannabis.

And just what the hell is she going to do about student debt as a Seattle city council member? Likewise with Israel, and on that last point, thanks for proving my point. Sawant is a glorified college student body politician. She is an embarrassment to a city that likes to pretend to be big.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 20:10 dubfanatic
 
I'm so proud of my city council. We're cutting bus lines despite having some of the worst traffic in the country. Violent crime is on the upswing, including a murder in broad daylight just yesterday. Homeless people camp on the sidewalks and in parks. Our roads are gutted with potholes. But those all pale in comparison to the horrors of people putting too much compostable food in garbage cans.

If you want a good laugh, look up Kshama Sawant and see what she thinks are actually good ideas.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Sep 20, 2014, 00:43 dubfanatic
 
Oh you poor cyclists. It's horrible, you only get to ride in the sidewalk and the road, you violate traffic laws constantly and then the cops have the audacity to enforce the laws on the books? Total outrage. Check your privilege pedestrians
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Sep 17, 2014, 23:04 dubfanatic
 
Reminds me of JournoList. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JournoList  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 13, 2014, 13:54 dubfanatic
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 12:25:
I thought Radioshack already died and then reformed as The Source or is it just a coincidence that my local RS turned in to TS almost over night?

That was a separate Canadian company that used to use the RadioShack name until the agreement was invalidated. It was actually part of Circuit City until they closed down, and it was spun off. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RadioShack#Canada
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.1.0 Now Live
13. Re: Diablo III 2.1.0 Now Live Aug 26, 2014, 22:56 dubfanatic
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 22:45:
Yep was gonna sit down and enjoy myself, and the script kiddies decided to pee in the pool. Perhaps they should try drowning themselves instead.

It's OK, they are practically begging the Feds to come knock down the door to their absentee parents' McMansions. Just wait a few months for the prosecutions to begin.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
51. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 23, 2014, 04:09 dubfanatic
 
phil fish is andy kaufman  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Aug 21, 2014, 20:45 dubfanatic
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 19:37:
Interesting timing with this Depression Quest story...

What Depression Quest taught me about sleeping with journalists...
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV Expansions Announced
3. Re: Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV Expansions Announced Aug 15, 2014, 21:26 dubfanatic
 
Numinar wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 17:19:
Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 14:47:
Jesus, they just don't stop floggin' the DLC on these do they?

Well, it's all optional and good (And during a sale, cheap!). If you are into CK2, you will want it, if not, you wont. I certainly haven't bought all of it, and it's not like the original game was thin on content or anything.

It seems better than putting their energies into a sequel when the current platform allows them to mess with and add so many mechanics, or in most cases, entirely alien political, cultural and military systems considering the vanilla release was christian feudal Europe only as playable.

I also believe a good DLC strategy=more dev time perfecting an already awesome game as opposed to no support after release+6 months. Some companies like Blizzard have the warchest to do this anyway but for everyone else you need to keep milking that cow to pay your expensive programmers.

So I don't see a downside. If it didn't make money, they wouldn't make it, and they don't offer it for pre-order it or anything so there is no reason for anyone to get duped with poor product.

Plus the DLC has always come out simultaneously with large, free patches that add new stuff to the game. The DLC tends to augment the new patch content.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 27, 2014, 15:44 dubfanatic
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 13:38:
And I said it before, but KS should really start getting involved in enforcing KS rules properly....

There was no rule broken. Idiots and their money are quickly parted, and Kickstarter will happily facilitate that (and take their fees for doing so)
 
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