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Nickname PHJF
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Signed On May 29, 2003, 02:16
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Feds and warrants Mar 19, 2013, 11:49 PHJF
 
The President Barack Obama administration is claiming that authorities do not need court warrants to affix GPS devices to vehicles to monitor their every move.

That is way over the line.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 19, 2013, 11:25 PHJF
 
Trashing on a MMO when I have probably given it all of 10 hours of playtime wouldn't really be fair.

If a game isn't good in ten hours then it isn't a good game. The old adage "put your best foot forward" comes to mind.

Then again it also helps to actually have a second foot follow the first (cough, Age of Conan, cough).
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Trailer Tease
9. Re: Battlefield 4 Trailer Tease Mar 19, 2013, 11:22 PHJF
 
EA didn't do it last time because they didn't want to pay the seat licensing for their VoIP but there are plenty of reasonably priced codecs and integration libraries these days.

Think if a game like Chivalry can muster support for voice chat then EA should have no problem.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
98. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 19:57 PHJF
 
Good companies stand behind their products, like Blizzard.

Did Blizzard offer refunds for Diablo 3?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2013, 18:31 PHJF
 
...and a few of them had enough trouble following the simple proceedings that it seemed the clearest way to improve general driver safety would be to take away their licenses.

You would think that, but according to a traffic crash investigator it is damn near impossible (in Ohio) to get peoples' license outright taken away short of like a million DUIs. Officers can suggest via form for re-examination of terrible drivers, but even horrible old people WHO HAVE CAUSED MULTIPLE ACCIDENTS will inevitably pass re-exam.
 
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News Comments > On SimCity Offline Regional Play
13. Re: On SimCity Offline Regional Play Mar 16, 2013, 20:14 PHJF
 
I'm a little surprised the backlash has been what it is.

Because it didn't work. If the game had launched without a hitch there would be no more than the usual vocal minority condemning EA for their (now standard) contemptible business practices.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Mar 15, 2013, 14:53 PHJF
 
The Icewind Dale theme sounds absolutely nothing like Morrowind... and it's fucking epic as shit.

Skyrim OST isn't epic at all, but it absolutely perfectly suits the world. As far as games go you can't ask for better than that.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row 4 in August
2. Re: Saints Row 4 in August Mar 15, 2013, 09:51 PHJF
 
The actual gunplay was really the weakest aspect of SR3 so adding serious Prototype/Infamous elements to combat looks like a great idea.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer
2. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer Mar 15, 2013, 09:46 PHJF
 
I see nothing about genetically engineering the human race into a rigid caste system?  
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News Comments > TACTICAL INTERVENTION Open Beta
6. Re: TACTICAL INTERVENTION Open Beta Mar 14, 2013, 22:13 PHJF
 
Who else would take credit?

That one guy that died?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
68. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 14, 2013, 11:30 PHJF
 

Also, the strongest connection between science and religion is that they both ultimately rely on blind faith.

It is faith to a degree, but to say it is blind is completely disingenuous. Science is in essence experimentation repeated until a clearly predictable result is defined. Expecting a clearly predictable result is not "blind faith".

And allow me to clarify belief:

As an atheist, I don't believe in a god. As an atheist, I don't believe there is no god. I also don't believe there are flying pigs (on this planet), I don't believe NASA faked the moon landing, and I don't believe in bigfoot. Belief isn't an acceptable way to arrive at conclusions. I would instead say that, given the lack of evidence to support a given claim, this conclusion is unlikely to be true. I wouldn't have arrived at that conclusion from blind faith but from inductive or deductive reasoning (which I learned in the 8th grade). And a big part of atheism is in burden of proof. It is not my job to disprove the existence of god

Science has more evidence, and science is significantly less stupid, but if you follow its trail to the end you get to blind faith.

No. We don't know the end (if there even is one) of the trail. We are tiny, tiny beings on a tiny planet in a smudge of a solar system in the ass end of a galaxy in the middle of an inconceivably large universe. And that's just on the macro scale. We are learning new things on the subatomic scale. And what we learn from science directly improves our quality of life, whereas religion's only practical function is to give people hope. On the other hand most religions tell people faith is good whereas my entire k-12 and post-secondary education told me that was horseshit and that whenever something was unknown I should either research or experiment or use a proof to come to a (reasonable) answer. Again, one of these systems is practical. The other is less than worthless. I don't have faith because I have a brain.

Science has given us so much and will give us so much more. The powers to create, the powers to destroy, the powers to manipulate on any scale. Science will make gods of men. At least until some still-superior species from some distant planet comes and squishes us, anyways.

Anyways, I don't have a problem with belief in higher power or alien conspiracies or tales of sasquatches and yetis. They are by themselves harmless. When religious people get together and start pushing agendas, though, we have a serious problem. Doctrines professing either faith or reason/logic are diametrically opposed. They can't coexist forever. And the day faith wins over thought is the day the human race effectively begins to wither and die.

Actually, that already happened back in the Dark Ages. Ironically it was monks who painstakingly preserved what knowledge humanity had by then accumulated.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 14, 2013, 10:38 PHJF
 
I'm a Kristen Bell fan <3  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
46. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2013, 23:25 PHJF
 
I don't give a shit what Dawkins says or believes. Atheists didn't up and vote Dawkins the Jesus H. Christ of atheism. We don't have prophets dictating our thought processes and lifestyles. That's for all the religious dolts out there.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Mar 13, 2013, 23:19 PHJF
 
$2m? That's like not even enough for major distribution.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
43. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2013, 20:48 PHJF
 
Untrue. Agnostics don't believe in anything. Atheisms believe that there are no gods.
Still a belief.

You are arguing semantics and still coming up wrong.

Straight from Encyclopedia Britannica:

Comprehensive definition of atheism

Reflection on this should lead to a more adequate statement of what atheism is and indeed as well to what an agnostic or religious response to atheism should be. Instead of saying that an atheist is someone who believes that it is false or probably false that there is a God, a more adequate characterization of atheism consists in the more complex claim that to be an atheist is to be someone who rejects belief in God for the following reasons (which reason is stressed depends on how God is being conceived): for an anthropomorphic God, the atheist rejects belief in God because it is false or probably false that there is a God; for a nonanthropomorphic God (the God of Luther and Calvin, Aquinas, and Maimonides), he rejects belief in God because the concept of such a God is either meaningless, unintelligible, contradictory, incomprehensible, or incoherent; for the God portrayed by some modern or contemporary theologians or philosophers, he rejects belief in God because the concept of God in question is such that it merely masks an atheistic substance; e.g., “God” is just another name for love, or “God” is simply a symbolic term for moral ideals.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
39. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2013, 19:42 PHJF
 
A religion, boiled down to its bare core, is a belief about the purpose and cause of the universe.

Ummm... no. Completely wrong.

Atheism is REJECTION of belief, or at the very least lack of belief. As an atheist I don't "believe" in anything.
 
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News Comments > Underrail Trailer; Alpha Released
6. Re: Underrail Trailer; Alpha Released Mar 13, 2013, 17:36 PHJF
 
It's inspired by western RPG classics such as Fallout, Arcanum, Neverwinter Nights and System Shock 2.

You, sir, have acquired my attention.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2013, 22:14 PHJF
 
Pool of Radiance was the HDD eater.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 12, 2013, 17:42 PHJF
 
The coveted whores demo has a STRONG lobbying presence and significant market share. Best not to offend them.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Mar 11, 2013, 22:21 PHJF
 
ahahahahahaha

It's a dessert to everybody.
 
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