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Nickname PHJF
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Description VE3D Refugee
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Signed On May 29, 2003, 02:16
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2013, 19:19 PHJF
 
It has been my experience that all new appliances are designed explicitly to break in short order. Either that or there are scores of incredibly incompetent engineers in the workforce.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
48. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 27, 2013, 19:16 PHJF
 
Untrue. The ludicrous circumstances I provided have come close to happening. There have been cases where someone had sex with an underage girl found in a 21+ bar where the guy who had sex with her saw her ID.

Some states have provisions to protect statutory rapists who were defrauded by fake ID. It's going to fall on the jury to determine whether the defendant had reasonable proof to believe the partner was of age. It isn't strict liability everywhere. Criminal law always has the question of culpable mental state. You mentioned traffic violations... how can one possibly argue they had no idea they were speeding? There are speed limits statewide for when roads have no posted limits, and equipment (speedometer) failure falls squarely as the driver's responsibility.

And for the record, Ohio's consent is 16. I know people say there are 13-year-olds who look 18, but I've never personally seen that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
37. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 27, 2013, 17:08 PHJF
 
The federal government quite famously (briefly) regulated toilet seats a few decades ago.

Laws are not enacted/enforced to protect people from themselves. The only recent one I can come up with is that stupid-ass sugar ban in NYC.

Possession of child porn, for one. Have sex with a 14 year old?

You have to knowingly possess child porn. I can't go hide a picture of a naked kid in your wallet and have you arrested. And having sex with an underage is negligence. If under the (ludicrous) circumstances provided you were being charged, in all likelihood the grand jury would toss it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
32. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 27, 2013, 16:17 PHJF
 
Plus, laws don't necessarily care what your intention was

They absolutely do. Criminal laws establish the culpable mental state of the offender as an element of the crime (negligently, recklessly, knowingly, purposefully).

It's kind of hard to recklessly or negligently aim green lasers at an airplane and then a police helicopter. The little shit got exactly what he deserved.

U.S.C. TITLE 18, CHAPTER 2

Sec. 39A. Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft
(a) OFFENSE -- Whoever knowingly aims the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, or at the flight path of such an aircraft, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

Bingo bango. Not knowing something is illegal? Not a defense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2013, 19:53 PHJF
 
Oh I liked Mass Effect enough. I didn't like Mass Effect 2.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Storage Increase Plans
14. Re: Borderlands 2 Storage Increase Plans Mar 26, 2013, 17:05 PHJF
 

Do you guys still play this game? I am just kind of burnt out.

I just bought the Mechro and am blasting may way through with her.
 
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News Comments > Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition Announced
9. Re: Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition Announced Mar 26, 2013, 17:03 PHJF
 
Graphics are a luxury. These people don't likely don't have the time, skills, manpower or (most importantly) money to go out and make a game on CryEngine3. "Indie Games" usually don't represent an established designer's 50th commercial product.

And in this specific case... it's a tongue-in-cheek computer game about pen-and-paper role playing games. Pen. And paper. This game looks fun.
 
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News Comments > Marvel Heroes in June
7. Re: Marvel Heroes in June Mar 25, 2013, 20:08 PHJF
 
X-Men Legends Online?

Sounds like fun. At least for a while.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2013, 13:28 PHJF
 
For that kind of money it had better have been assembled by Michael Schumacher himself, and he had better hand deliver it to my door.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 25, 2013, 11:38 PHJF
 

Without actually reading the article, I'm a little excited for the PS4 because I think it's good news for PC gaming for a few reasons. We'll see.

I'm a little excited because maybe I'll get to play Last Guardian now! Huzzah!
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Mar 25, 2013, 11:26 PHJF
 

I wouldn't say that Bioshock had a good storyline so much as it had a good setting.

It was at a minimum 10x better than the competition. It was reasonably smart, it was well written, it had good pace, and the conclusion was pretty satisfying.

The gunplay is much better than the first game, you face a lot more enemies and its better paced.

I hope so because the lack of enemy variety was the big thing holding BioShock back. It's funny because that leaked .pdf on steam had concept art from all these crazy-looking mutant enemies and NOT ONE of them ended up in the game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 25, 2013, 11:22 PHJF
 
There is nothing wrong in what he said about the release troubles and the gamer's reactions. I'm pretty much tired of those first week uproars. It's childish and reminds me more of kids complaining about their inevitable vegetables, against better knowledge that their complains and tears won't improve the situation.

Two of my favorite IPs are fucking RUINED, one from intrusive DRM and the other from intrusive monetization (oh, and DRM, too).

Anger is justified. But personally I'm less angry and more depressed because a decade ago I was playing Diablo 2 and SC3K/SC4 and thinking to myself, "Gee whiz these sure are great games, imagine what they'll be like in ten years!"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2013, 11:17 PHJF
 
Blue my red post asterisks aren't working since I cleared my browser cache/history/cookies/et al.

And my User Settings page is headlined "User Admin - Main Menu" where I am fairly certain it should read "User PHJF - Main Menu".
 
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News Comments > BioWare's New IP
12. Re: BioWare's New IP Mar 25, 2013, 11:15 PHJF
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 25, 2013, 08:41:
A new universe:

  • Where you have one of two generic looking avatars to choose from

  • Where every building, npc and item is a microtransaction DLC

  • Where every moral choice is easily color coded for you

  • Where every 3 foot tall wall is a fully covering, impenetrable bulwark from enemy fire

  • Where, in a universe of infinite possibilities, there is only ever one possibility presented to you at any given time.


  • Yep, really looking forward to your next "experience" EAWare.

    It's a shame because the lore was so very well done. I LOVED the Mass Effect codex.
     
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    News Comments > Steam Top 10
    10. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 24, 2013, 21:57 PHJF
     
    I can't go back to this... it's just too painful.

    I was having another go at it a few weeks ago. Made good progress up to blight town...

    ...and promptly stopped playing again.
     
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    News Comments > On Sale
    5. Re: On Sale Mar 24, 2013, 18:22 PHJF
     
    This isn't an an Amazon thing. Game's $40 at Target, too.  
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    6. Re: Same issue Mar 23, 2013, 15:32 PHJF
     
    50% of the time I try watching a youtube video it loads 10% and just stops.  
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    News Comments > Defiance Beta Event Underway
    6. Re: Defiance Beta Event Underway Mar 23, 2013, 10:41 PHJF
     
    Looks more entertaining than Dust514 and Warframe, anyways.  
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    News Comments > On Sale
    8. Re: On Sale Mar 23, 2013, 08:15 PHJF
     
    Sir Hammerlock was the worst piece of shit I have played in a long time.

    Worse than Underdome Riot?
     
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    News Comments > On Sale
    1. Re: On Sale Mar 22, 2013, 22:12 PHJF
     
    Borderlands 2 at GMG includes the DLC.

    $4 for Mechromancer, $12 for Season Pass
     
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