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Nickname Agrajag
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Homepage http://www.magrathea.com/~ras/
Signed On Jan 12, 2000, 11:57
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 25, 2014, 06:09 Agrajag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 00:09:
Because it definitely does not take skill to be a mom, everyone can do it.

I'm pretty sure I lack the proper parts to be a mom...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 21, 2014, 06:56 Agrajag
 
Creston wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 21:44:
A few weeks ago, we agreed to pay Comcast and our members are now getting a good experience again."

REALLY? So Comcast's claim that it was just 'normal network congestion' can't be right then, because if it had been normal network congestion, more money wouldn't have simply fixed it.

So, like everyone knows, and like everyone said, Comcast was blatantly throttling your traffic, in blatant violation of net neutrality, the rules they swore to uphold until 2017 even if they were stricken down by court order.

Well, I hate to defend evil ISPs, but I was under the impression that the "fix" involved Comcast directly peering with Netflix (in exchange for some unknown amount of money)... So, it's not so much that they were deliberately throttling the traffic before, but they just let it get routed through Timbuktu on its way to them, so it was just naturally much slower... Now, the traffic goes directly from Netflix right onto Comcast's network with nothing in between, hence the speed gain...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 18, 2014, 06:49 Agrajag
 
We need to require Congresscritters to wear patches of all their sponsors, like fucking NASCAR drivers... Then, we'd at least know who owns them all...  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2014, 06:34 Agrajag
 
Axis wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 20:33:
Ever see a magic trick that is revealed? Hows it feel watching it again?

I know it's not true of most people, but for me knowing how a trick is done just makes it all the more interesting and awesome... I could watch Penn and Teller demonstrate exactly how they perform the Cups and Balls trick over and over without ever getting bored... Knowing the skill and talent required to pull that sort of thing off is far more impressive and amazing to me than believing in "magic" or simply being left in the dark with no idea what happened...
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 10, 2014, 06:31 Agrajag
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jan 9, 2014, 22:46:
(AFAIK this right is the same that protects the anonymity of news informants)

I don't think anything protects the anonymity of news informants other than reporters willing to go to jail rather than divulge their identity... And, that has happened many times, because judges often order them to be revealed... But, reporters know that if they do once, no one will ever leak to them again in the future...
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jan 4, 2014, 09:33 Agrajag
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 17:09:
The cheaters are ruining the game

That's how I feel about all multiplayer games these days... Well, not just cheaters necessarily, but the other players in general... Even if they're not cheating, a large number of them are being obnoxious dicks and making the experience of playing with them very unfun... I don't know, I think I've just gotten too old to tolerate such crap, or something... But, these days, I pretty much only play single player games, or if I do multiplayer its with a small group of known people only... I checked out GTAO very briefly, and found myself mostly hating it just as any other multiplayer game... ("Look, asshole, we're supposed to be pulling a job together, so stop shooting me and trying to steal the loot for yourself!") So, I haven't touched it in quite a while... Instead, I'm really, really looking forward to single player DLC, and wish they'd hurry the hell up about releasing it!
 
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News Comments > Al Lowe Leaves Replay: Sex Actually Involved
31. Re: Al Lowe Leaves Replay: Sex Actually Involved Dec 13, 2013, 13:05 Agrajag
 
Creston wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 12:57:
I would be extremely wary of anyone under the age of 18 though, no matter what the age of consent says for that particular state.

As old as I am these days, the entire thought of hooking up with anyone under about 30 seems disturbing and creepy to me... Let alone a fucking teenager, with all their angsty bullshit issues to deal with! I don't know how anyone who is not a teen (or maybe early 20s) does it without being driven insane in the process...
 
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News Comments > Al Lowe Leaves Replay: Sex Actually Involved
28. Re: Al Lowe Leaves Replay: Sex Actually Involved Dec 13, 2013, 11:57 Agrajag
 
Creston wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 11:50:
Huh, really. I guess that's why I actually know a guy who went to jail for having sex with a 16 year old girl, when he was 21, here in Oklahoma? In most cases once a girl has reached the age of consent, if the parents are okay with it, no charges will be pressed. But in his case, the girl got mad at him, the parents got mad at him, called the cops, and he went to jail. Age of consent here in OK is 16, if I'm not mistaken (for whatever weird reason my company's firewall blocks those two wikipedia links.)

Yeah, OK is listed as 16: "The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16.[77] A close-in-age exemption applies if the minor was over the age of 14 and the actor was age 18 or younger.[78]"...

I'm guessing there must be more to the story (girl claims to have been drugged or forced, or he had some kind of position of authority over her which negates the age of consent), or they charged him with something else...
 
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News Comments > Al Lowe Leaves Replay: Sex Actually Involved
23. Re: Al Lowe Leaves Replay: Sex Actually Involved Dec 13, 2013, 06:26 Agrajag
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 02:31:
Creston wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 01:01:
007Bistromath wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 23:37:
I have never seen somebody be so stridently and impressively wrong. Bravo.

You fail utterly at trolling. Bravo.

Well, your remark was a bit over the top. If by "Holland" you mean The Netherlands, the number of rapes is on par with Canada and less than places like Finland and Sweden. And the age of consent is 16 years, again on par with most of the developed world. So I'm wondering if you could explain why your view differs so radically from the statistics.

He's also completely wrong about age of consent... It doesn't merely apply to minors fucking each other... That's a completely separate set of laws, usually refered to as "Romeo and Juliet" laws... And, it's universally about minors under the age of consent (with one of them perhaps over it, but within a certain number of years of the other)...

In the states where 16 is the actual age of consent, then anyone including perverted old men many times that age, can have sex with a 16 year old... Yet, as was mentioned: if you film it, you're going to prison, because legal porn requires everyone be 18 federally, and is completely unrelated to states' ages of consent...
 
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News Comments > Activision Blocking Linux Gabriel Knight Re-release
8. Re: Activision Blocking Linux Gabriel Knight Re-release Dec 12, 2013, 18:02 Agrajag
 
Orogogus wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 16:54:
I'd always assumed this came from the original IBM PC, and PC was shorter than typing IBM when differentiating it from C64s or Apples or whatever.

Yeah, that presumably is the origin, but these days it's been corrupted to mean Windows in places like the above list of supported platforms... After all, these days a Mac is basically just a standard PC, and the only difference is the OS... But, they kept the old terminology from back when it made some sense to describe seperate architectures, and now misuse it where the architectures are all the same but the OS differs...
 
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News Comments > Activision Blocking Linux Gabriel Knight Re-release
5. Re: Activision Blocking Linux Gabriel Knight Re-release Dec 12, 2013, 07:04 Agrajag
 
Does it count as irony that they'll allow it on Android (which is based on Linux), but not a traditional Linux distro? I guess it's not the Linux kernel they have an issue with, at least... Must be some of that commie GNU stuff!

(Oh, and saying "PC" to mean "Windows" really annoys me... My PC is just as much a PC, even though it's not running Windows!)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2013, 06:36 Agrajag
 
This is always celebrated on a Monday

What?? In previous years, the day I've had off for Veteran's Day has certainly fallen on various days of the week... It's always been the 11th off, unless that was on a weekend, in which case the nearest weekday off... Wikipedia seems to agree that it's alays on the 11th... Apparently, for a brief period from 1971 to 1978 it was on the 4th Monday of October, but other than that it's always been November 11th...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 11, 2013, 06:37 Agrajag
 
I have to imagine that the NSA wouldn't be quite that ham-fisted and incompetent if they really wanted to insert a backdoor into Linux... Despite what the article claims, that's not particularly clever or subtle; it's pretty glaring... Anyone who has written C for a while would notice that "=" in place of "==" pretty quickly... It's exactly the sort of thing you learn to look for early on, since it's such a common bug to make... After a while, such things just jump out at you...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 1, 2013, 06:45 Agrajag
 
The incidence of psychopathy among CEOs is about 4 percent, four times what it is in the population at large...

(But, you don't need to be a full-blown psychopath to be an evil asshole, either... A lot of the others are just as evil, but maybe feel a little bad about it after...)
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
27. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Sep 30, 2013, 08:48 Agrajag
 
Axis wrote on Sep 30, 2013, 07:53:
the purpose of single-payer -- Obama's ultimate goal.

Seems a strange way to reach that goal, but ok... I, for one, hope he gets there! Because, a sane single-payer system like every other first world country has would be far preferable...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
22. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Sep 30, 2013, 06:32 Agrajag
 
Axis wrote on Sep 29, 2013, 21:28:
The last time we let them 'rule' we got Obamacare, and even the totally hooked libs know what a mess it is and it hasn't even started.

You mean the plan formerly known as Romneycare? The plan that was dreamed up by the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation? The plan that was championed by Republicans for years until a Democrat decided to coopt it? Yeah, it is kind of a mess, you're right... But, it's the best thing they could get done, and it's better than what we had (ie: nothing at all, fend for yourselves wild west style)... We've been living under it for years here in Massachusetts, and we haven't all died yet...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
34. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 24, 2013, 06:59 Agrajag
 
Creston wrote on Sep 23, 2013, 13:08:
Franklin is always showing one mission more than he actually has. Anyone else have that too? I'm keeping the Lester Assassination missions until I have plenty of money to spend for Insider Trading, but most of the time he only has one other mission, and yet the game shows 3. I wonder if Chop counts as a mission or something.

At one point, I thought the same thing, but then I remembered I failed to respond to one of Tonya's texts about doing another tow truck mission, and that was the hidden 1 mission available for Franklin...

(Also, on one of those, after towing the car off the railroad tracks, I was baffled at what to do next, because the game provided no hints, so I was just driving around aimlessly, until I decided to drive back to the tracks, and THEN it said to wait for the driver to get in! I didn't even know the driver was still there!)
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Sep 3, 2013, 06:20 Agrajag
 
I thought "oriental" was only offensive when used to refer to a person... But, for instance, it was still fine to talk about "oriental rugs"... But, now even refering to "the orient" as a place is offensive? Geez... They do know it's basically just Latin for "the east", right??  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts - Saints Row IV "4th Biggest Launch of the Year"
10. Re: U.K. Sales Charts - Saints Row IV Aug 28, 2013, 07:02 Agrajag
 
Fion wrote on Aug 27, 2013, 17:24:
I was worried the super powers would make the game to easy but it doesn't really.

Nope, but what it DOES do is render cars (and other vehicles) obsolete... They've got all this cool car customization and upgrading and such carried over from 3, but I basically haven't used it at all since the first mission that required you to customize a car... That's the only car I have stored (aside from ones earned during other missions), and I've never bothered to drive it since... What's the point, when you can run up the side of a skyscraper, then leap off and glide across the city to your destination!

Not that I'm complaining... It's a hell of a lot more fun than driving through traffic! But, it does feel kind of weird not having to always be jacking cars and driving around everywhere...
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Aug 15, 2013, 06:37 Agrajag
 
Umbragen wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 04:20:
They were made by Sky TV: Hogfather, The Colour of Magic and Going Postal. They're were quite well done too, I'm surprised none of them made it to American television.

They are released on DVD over here, at least... I stumbled across them on Amazon one day a while back, and snatched up all three... I can't wait for more!

But, RE the SR4 easter eggs: "Air Force One’s famous “Get off my plane!” gets switched. This time it’s “Get off my lawn!”"... Um, isn't "Get off my lawn!" more logically a "Gran Torino" reference?
 
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