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Description I like games... Hi.
Homepage http://steamcommunity.com/groups/detroitgamers
Signed On May 29, 2003, 01:51
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
44. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 20, 2014, 13:19 Sepharo
 
Until then I'll just inform you that welfare fraud is NOT abusing the system legally.

That's why I also included welfare dependency which is what you're probably talking about.

There are obviously degrees to poverty. No I haven't lived in "squalor" but like I said my parents received government assistance and were poor by just about anyone's definition. We weren't homeless, we weren't starving, the neighborhood wasn't so bad... but we were poor and on government assistance.

My grandparents never lived in a ghetto either... But they did live in a shack in the woods, and my grandpa did work in a coal mine as a child and my grandmother left the home at 13 to be a live in nanny for rich people. They got a piece of fruit for Christmas and that was about it.

If I was to live among the poor I doubt my opinion about welfare would change. If I was poor I would still appreciate the assistance and I would still try my hardest to work my way out of it. I would still see that some people weren't trying and that they seemed to be okay with living on welfare and not improving their situation. And I would still understand that that's not everybody... the majority of people don't want to live on welfare. It's silly that that even needs to be said.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
41. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 20, 2014, 13:05 Sepharo
 
Parents were doing well roughly 2003-2009.
And by that I simply mean they were paying their bills with money left over for leisure, they weren't "rich". That wasn't the case for my childhood and currently isn't the case for them now.

You of course won't believe this but welfare fraud is estimated at 2.7% (2012) and welfare dependency at 3.8% (2005, probably much higher now but still not a majority).

There's really no hope for you though.
Someone breaks your false narrative and you assume they're probably lying.
You're all about generalizations, and most of them idiotic.
You lump all individuals under your lazy stereotype and disregard that there are honest hardworking people who need government assistance at times in their lives and others who because of their health (like say a quadruple amputee) or other circumstances are destined to be on some form of welfare the rest of their lives.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
38. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 19, 2014, 22:36 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 22:24:
Well then I stand corrected and applaud your folks should you be truthful. Your story is similar to my life except I'd be the parents.

Most successful people work smart, or hard. Most unsuccessful people don't. There are exceptions, but that's black and white unbiased truth.

But look at the way you made assumptions about my life that weren't true. You're doing the same thing about everyone struggling in your rants below. Of course there are people who abuse the system but they are a small percentage. And you make government assistance sound far more glamorous than it is. People voted for Obama for many reasons but I'd have to say expectations of panacea handouts is very low on that list. Your narrative of people expecting a golden lunch on the end of a rainbow... nobody thinks that. Obama's been in office for 5 years, this isn't the election anymore. Your cautionings don't make sense.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
36. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 19, 2014, 21:54 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 21:23:
I lived poor, I know you never did.

Well you're wrong. I did grow up poor. My parents rented a home for the first 9 years of my life. We were on food stamps at times. My mom ran a daycare out of the home sometimes with 10 or so kids just to pay the bills.

But in the late nineties and early 2000s my siblings and I were old enough to watch ourselves after school and my mom was able to go back to work. She and my dad worked their way up through their careers and bought a nice big home. Then the 2009 recession came and they both lost their jobs... they've worked their way back in the past 5 years but still nowhere near where they were in 2008.

As for myself, my parents couldn't afford to give me any money for college. I went through 100% on loans, graduated with 50k loan debt (almost all private). I got a job 1 month out of college (during the height of the recession) and have been working there for the past 5 years making very good money. I can't say I've really had to work hard but I didn't pick up computer programming to get blisters on my hands.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
34. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 19, 2014, 20:51 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 20:33:
Sepharo wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 18:09:
Axis wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 17:55:
Redmask wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 12:43:
Axis wrote on Jan 18, 2014, 15:56:
Amazon corp employee is too hot, no AC. What can he do about it?
Teacher govt employee is too hot, no AC. What can he do about it?

"You" are one sided, the example is a crystal clear example of both sides.

According to you both can leave and go work somewhere else, though most people don't look at that as a serious option in this economy was the point. Many people need their job and have no choice so the 'option' of leaving isn't really much of one. At least the government employee has the AFT to lobby on his behalf, whether I like unions or not is a different topic and you should stop making assumptions about others personal politics just to fit your narrative.

Wrong Redmask. Go ask a public school teacher what would happen if they "Quit", I dare you to find out.

But you are correct about one thing - Obama's economy is the worst we've seen in most of our lifetimes, and yet there's still all the blowing air up our asses by the media. Cute isn't it?

I can care less anymore, I've worked my ass off and keep reaping the benefits of that hard work. All you suckers buying into the Obama bullshit will have miserable lives if you keep thinking there's some golden lunch for you at the end of Obama's rainbow. You go down that road to your own demise.

You sound like the miserable one here.

If a teacher quits mid-year they get their teaching license suspended. But if they're planning on quitting teaching altogether I don't think that would matter to them.

Correct about the teachers.

If I sound miserable to you, well I can't help you there.

I've never expected a golden lunch, and wouldn't want one if it was offered to me, I'm no ones slave and don't need others to provide for me when I'm capable. I couldn't be happier with the outcome of hard work from the piddly minimum wage years all the way up.

So many people are spoiled to death and they whine about absolutely nothing. Hard times are coming, and it's the Obama-minded needfulls who will be getting the brunt of the impact.

It just seems like you spend a lot of time in your life ruing "golden lunches" and Obama.

I wouldn't refer to welfare/food stamps/unemployment or whatever you're ranting about as a "golden lunch," it's more like a shit sandwich.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
31. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 19, 2014, 18:09 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 17:55:
Redmask wrote on Jan 19, 2014, 12:43:
Axis wrote on Jan 18, 2014, 15:56:
Amazon corp employee is too hot, no AC. What can he do about it?
Teacher govt employee is too hot, no AC. What can he do about it?

"You" are one sided, the example is a crystal clear example of both sides.

According to you both can leave and go work somewhere else, though most people don't look at that as a serious option in this economy was the point. Many people need their job and have no choice so the 'option' of leaving isn't really much of one. At least the government employee has the AFT to lobby on his behalf, whether I like unions or not is a different topic and you should stop making assumptions about others personal politics just to fit your narrative.

Wrong Redmask. Go ask a public school teacher what would happen if they "Quit", I dare you to find out.

But you are correct about one thing - Obama's economy is the worst we've seen in most of our lifetimes, and yet there's still all the blowing air up our asses by the media. Cute isn't it?

I can care less anymore, I've worked my ass off and keep reaping the benefits of that hard work. All you suckers buying into the Obama bullshit will have miserable lives if you keep thinking there's some golden lunch for you at the end of Obama's rainbow. You go down that road to your own demise.

You sound like the miserable one here.

If a teacher quits mid-year they get their teaching license suspended. But if they're planning on quitting teaching altogether I don't think that would matter to them.
 
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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
28. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 18, 2014, 14:38 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 17:29:
Beamer, most large companies still use desktops, even more smaller ones do.

This is really old fashioned. You're dealing with some companies with legacy hardware most likely, next upgrade cycle I bet they'll be on laptops. Even old holdouts like graphic designers and CAD are switching to powerful laptops or virtual solutions.

I work for a company with ~500 employees and 100+ million in revenue. We all have had laptops for years. Like Beamer said, it's nice to be able to work from home. I essentially haven't taken a sick day in years and can move those days towards actual vacation.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Jan 18, 2014, 13:08 Sepharo
 
Julio wrote on Jan 18, 2014, 06:00:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2014, 01:53:
THe Dude killed 30 people. They should have made more of an effort to get him to surrender.

Or just killed him. A lot of people would say the guy was a serial killer given the war was over.

He was pardoned by the president of the Philippines in 1974 when he finally surrendered. In the years before that, two of the other holdouts he was with were killed by locals.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Alpha Invites Going Out
24. Re: Titanfall Alpha Invites Going Out Jan 18, 2014, 01:03 Sepharo
 
This whole AI in the cloud thing is absurd.
Smells like Sim City.
But according to some articles I've read it was all Respawn begging EA to do the cloud thing and not vice-versa as I'm sure it was with Maxis.

I honestly hope they pull it off but I'll be waiting to see how the performance is on launch before pulling the trigger on this.
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Ending
14. Re: Steam Greenlight Ending Jan 15, 2014, 18:21 Sepharo
 
I don't see the big deal with allowing anything on Steam. Buyer beware. Are you guys really purchasing crap without researching beforehand? Maybe you are, but if that's the case then haven't you already decided that the amount your spending is okay to risk on something you really know nothing about.

Panickd wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 17:49:
Basically what made Steam the "best" of the digital distribution markets (i.e. they actually vetted the stuff they sold) is going to go away.

You thought that what made Steam the "best" was their vetting process? That's awfully strange considering they essentially just allowed any AAA title and then had two guys looking at a massive backlog of indie titles. Greenlight was intended to get games out of that backlog and on to Steam but it was a dumb process. The way that it "worked" they might as well just allow every game on Steam. It's not like Valve won't still be involved in creating the front page of the store and coordinating sales. I have no issues with Android/Gooogle's Play Store... I download mostly very popular apps with high reviews, things that go viral. Sometimes I need to download something that's more off the beaten path, I try to research it but I may end up risking a few dollars. I'm not going to risk $50 on something I know nothing about and can't find information on.
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 This Month; Preorders Underway
5. Re: Broken Age Part 1 This Month; Preorders Underway Jan 15, 2014, 15:14 Sepharo
 
Creston wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 12:58:
So is it really just around three hours, as PC Gamer claims? :|

Well I'm already at 3 hours and I just entered the third area for the girl and the boy is still paused at some critical moment in his story. Not sure how much is left but I'm sure I'll find out tonight.

Though, I'm playing it like I play any game where I try to avoid what I know is the goal for as long as I can. Some of the funniest jokes in the game are when you're doing something that is clearly wrong, so I like to try to exhaust all of those.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2014, 12:20 Sepharo
 
RoboNerd wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 10:07:
Snicker... someone actually boo'ed Jimmy Fallon and "The Boss" at the end of their parody.

Tough crowd... Guitarist

Are you sure that wasn't the customary "Bruuuuuuuuuuce" ?
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Early Access Plans Change
7. Re: Broken Age Early Access Plans Change Jan 15, 2014, 11:11 Sepharo
 
I played for about three hours last night. Game is beautiful and I didn't find a single issue despite looking.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2014, 00:15 Sepharo
 
happy birthday ant

I anticipate your response 3 days from now per usual

edit: Ah damn you're about to reply early.

This comment was edited on Jan 12, 2014, 01:09.
 
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News Comments > Valve Talks About Lack of Communication
25. Re: Valve Talks About Lack of Communication Jan 12, 2014, 00:14 Sepharo
 
I'm a huge fan of both. HL1 is a classic but HL2 and episodes are the superior games by far.  
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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week
16. Re: Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week Jan 11, 2014, 16:06 Sepharo
 
It's what the majority of backers asked for. You may have backed it to see an experiment in making a game on shoestring budget but I signed up to see Tim make the best classic adventure game he possibly could. He has not failed to deliver on that by any means and has continued to exceed my expectations.

I don't really understand you. You seem more interested in time and money then you do in getting an awesome game. If the awesome game doesn't come, fine bitch about it but that doesn't look like it's going to be the case.
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week
8. Re: Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week Jan 11, 2014, 01:01 Sepharo
 
You simply don't know what you're talking about if you think they blew "the whole wad on bullshit" and that there is "zero justification for running out of cash".

"but I'll never back one of his mis-managed projects ever again"
You backed this one? Then why are you so misinformed?
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week
6. Re: Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week Jan 10, 2014, 22:27 Sepharo
 
I think the guys that haven't been following this are going to be blown away by the quality level. Games aren't made like this anymore. Also the game is very long so I'd assume that even half of it will feel like a normal game length to us, especially after playing so many Telltale episodes.  
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News Comments > Respawn: 6-vs-6 Multiplayer Maximum
27. Re: Respawn: 6-vs-6 Multiplayer Maximum Jan 8, 2014, 23:26 Sepharo
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdEQmpVIE4A  
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News Comments > Steam Machines Announcement
26. Re: Steam Machines Announcement Jan 7, 2014, 00:53 Sepharo
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 00:49:
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

Such a goddamn good game. Introduced me to DnD rulesets and non-linear RPG when I was really young. Man the looting you could get up to. The first time I ever escaped the arena and jail, amazing. Many replays later I was good enough to wipe out the entire jail and steal everything not bolted down. Head on into the sewers and help/genocide some rat people.
 
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