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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Tim Cook: Oct 30, 2014, 13:57 Pigeon
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 13:20:
Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:50:
You don't think it's important, because you've never been gay...

You know my sexuality? We're friends? We hang out? You're part of my life? Kindly don't try to tell someone what their personal interests are or are not.

I don't think it's important because, quite frankly, it just isn't. This isn't 1954 and there is more social acceptance than ever. We have openly gay entertainers, political figures, business people, teachers, name any profession you wish...gay folk doing the job competently and adroitly as any other person with a differing sexual orientation. In the last three years alone, we've seen a massive shift in the amount of states that allow marriages between same sex couples and even the Supreme Court has been overturning state laws that are narrowly defining marriages or outright trying to ban same sex marriages. When DOMA was being shat out in 1996, then being gay was important. When it was ruled wildly unconstitutional last year, it shifted the political and social landscape to being about the equitable application of law to all people, not merely a select, approved class.

Outside of people who want to make it an issue, telling someone you're gay is about as shocking as telling them you like watching The Walking Dead.

Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:50:
And if it's so unimportant to you, why are you the one posting about it the most?

Because I want Tim Cook to spend far more time continuing to make my portfolio wealthy, and innovating to make that portfolio even more wealthy, and less time writing fluff articles.

Now, do you plan to post something meaningful or continue on with this false dilemma chest thumping?

Yes a lot of progress has been made, but it sure didn't come about from people being quiet about the issue. So now that things are 'better' gay people should just shut-up and be thankful they aren't being sentenced to chemical castration anymore? There are still a large number of voting American's who, unlike you, feel homosexuality is abhorrent and do their best to deny homosexuals their rights and/or harass them when given a chance. It is important for people like Mr. Cook to show that homosexuals come from all walks of life and aren't just some stereotype.

As for him writing this instead of running Apple I would be inclined to agree with you if this weren't the only instance I know of where he has specifically addressed the issue. Now if he were writing articles about it every week, doing the talk show circuit and hosting rallies, I would agree with you.
 
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General Discussion > NFL Week Nine
3. No subject Oct 30, 2014, 11:52 Pigeon
 
Last week was looking good for me until the evening and Monday night games. I didn't expect New Orleans or Pittsburgh to put up 44 and 51 points respectively. On the other hand I'm never shocked when the Cowboys fall flat on their face, they're kind of like the Bengals in that way.

Some though to call match-ups this week, I won't be surprised if this turns bad for me.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 30, 2014, 09:58 Pigeon
 
CrimsonPaw wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 09:44:
Pigeon wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 09:18:
Some more meh offerings for PS+, and the PS+ version of Drive Club now officially on hold.
This was my thought as well; granted every month can't have amazing titles but it would be nice to see another month like when we got Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite.

I figured with November being the PS4's release anniversary they'd offer something more exciting than two indie games. Oh well, maybe December, or not.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 30, 2014, 09:18 Pigeon
 
Some more meh offerings for PS+, and the PS+ version of Drive Club now officially on hold.  
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
48. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 28, 2014, 14:26 Pigeon
 
In TIE Fighter I loved sitting right behind capitals ships' engines, where the guns could get you, and slowly whittling down their shields and armor. If my memory serves me correctly I think by XvT they made approaching capital ships quite a bit more dangerous.  
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
16. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 28, 2014, 11:21 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 10:10:
Note that the newer versions require a joystick, while the older versions can be played with k/m.

Thanks, Disney!


I always used a mouse back in the day, hopefully its not too bad on a gamepad.
 
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com?
44. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com? Oct 28, 2014, 09:46 Pigeon
 
TIE fighter is one of my all time favorite games. I was a huge Star Wars nerd back when I was a teen and this game was like crack. I was in a fan club for it on AOL, and would use the mission builder to make new missions for the other people in the group. I might not survive the nostalgia overdose when I get these...  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 27, 2014, 13:06 Pigeon
 
Task wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 12:53:
I don't want to click on it, is it safe lol?

There are no lewd or grotesque pictures if that's what you mean by safe.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 25, 2014, 20:06 Pigeon
 
I rarely used iTunes, but when I did I always felt limited with what I could do with the songs I purchased, or at least I had to jump through some hoops before I could do what I wanted. If I'm not going to be trusted to actually own the music, then I might as well just use a streaming service.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 25, 2014, 19:45 Pigeon
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 25, 2014, 17:13:
"Best Android one hand games"

Is this code for "best mobile porn sites" ?

That's the first place my mind went.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2014, 14:28 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 24, 2014, 14:16:
Wow, a soldier and reservist murdered in Canada this week and now some lunatic attacked cops with a hatchet in NYC today. Ebola looks to be spreading. Sigh. Things seems to be getting pretty crazy out there atm. Stay safe people.

The only good news with Ebola is it seems if you treat it at onset the prognosis is pretty good. The first doctor, two Dallas nurses, the nurse in Spain, and the NBC cameraman are all fine now.
 
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News Comments > Outlast 2 Plans Revealed
2. Re: Outlast 2 Plans Revealed Oct 24, 2014, 13:05 Pigeon
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 24, 2014, 09:56:
Great game, well worth the price of admission.

It was one of the PS+ games several months ago, so far the best of their offering IMO.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 24, 2014, 11:58 Pigeon
 
I use Avast on my laptop. Thankfully I never install the browser plugins from AV programs, but I think this may push me to find something else. Well that and if I go a few days without updating, which I normally do since I don't use my laptop often, it grinds my laptop to a near halt on start-up.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 22, 2014, 10:25 Pigeon
 
Well at least there's some hope the cable co's will have some competition, but sounds like it's an expensive upgrade so that'll mean a slow/selective roll out.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 21, 2014, 21:30 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 21:17:
Pigeon wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 21:10:
I was ready to make a snarky comment about Mathew Broderick being the master mind who conspired to keep women out of a field full of socially awkward male mouth-breathers, but then I read the actual article which is realy titled, When Women Stopped Coding, and makes no mention of a conspiracy to keep women out of the computer sciences(Unlike the Slashdot summary). Advertising can be a powerful influence on the young when they are trying to define their rolls in society, either directly by telling kids what they should like, or indirectly through suggesting to parents what would be best for their kid.


Did you know Matthew Broderick killed a couple of people years ago? I'd never heard of it until recently...


Yeah I remember hearing about that, had to look it up again to get the details.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Oct 21, 2014, 21:26 Pigeon
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 20:47:
Yeah he did expose her for being a pre-op transexual trying to lie her way to the operation. Then again you really aren't a transexual until the operation is done so not sure why the community labels them this way. Regardless of being a he/she/it/whatever, when your trying to scam people out of money under false pretenses you SHOULD be exposed. There should be no 'safety shield' regardless of race/creed/color/sex/sexual orientation/whatever/etc.
Destructoid should have done the right thing when they found out after they were pushing the crowdfunding in the first place. The women has/had issues that were obviously pretty serious when she tried to commit suicide on her Twitch channel.

I'm not familiar with all that transpired or how, but I have a hard time seeing how exposing a scamer is grounds for dismissal. Telling other potential employers not to hire someone can land you in deep shit though. Depending on what Mr. North said he could be held liable for slander.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 21, 2014, 21:10 Pigeon
 
I was ready to make a snarky comment about Mathew Broderick being the master mind who conspired to keep women out of a field full of socially awkward male mouth-breathers, but then I read the actual article which is realy titled, When Women Stopped Coding, and makes no mention of a conspiracy to keep women out of the computer sciences(Unlike the Slashdot summary). Advertising can be a powerful influence on the young when they are trying to define their rolls in society, either directly by telling kids what they should like, or indirectly through suggesting to parents what would be best for their kid.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 21, 2014, 11:49 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 11:28:
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 10:53:
I could be wrong here, and I never bothered to research this. But I recall being told that there was a treaty between the US and China such that each country would agree to continue delivering the other's mail once it's sent from the original destination. A kind of indirect subsidy.

Again I stress, I do not know if this is true, but I heard as much from someone who was into eBay dropshipping.

That agreement exists basically between the large majority of all nations in the world, as far as the mail goes. You collect the money in your country and I'll deliver it for free in my country, and vice versa. (although it wouldn't surprise me if there are peering agreements in case the mail volume is heavily skewed in a single direction.)

So the reason China can offer cheap shipping is likely because the costs of shipping in their country are very low compared to most western nations.

I would imagine China has a lot of deals with the major shipping companies, they manufacture most of the world's stuff so I'm sure they have a lot of bargaining power when it comes to such things.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam
8. Re: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Dropping GFWL for Steam Oct 21, 2014, 11:28 Pigeon
 
Simon Says wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 11:18:
...20 gigs monthly cap...

Eeewwwww
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV Heavensward Expansion Announced
3. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV Heavensward Expansion Announced Oct 20, 2014, 14:05 Pigeon
 
So their announcement was a really nice Cinematic and no substance whatsoever. Actually that's the perfect way to sum up a Square/Enix game. Frankly I don't see them adding anything that would get me back into the game. Some of the things that I initially thought were novel, just turned into more grinding, and the markets were pretty much destroyed by bots. Along with those annoyances I didn't find the story or world particularly inspiring. Of course it's safe to say I'm pretty burned out on MMOs so my view is a bit jaded. I'd have to find something that fits a lot of my own requirements before I'd give another MMO a try.  
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