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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 26, 2014, 16:08 Mashiki Amiketo
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 15:39:
The road to hell is paved with good intentions... Net Neutrality can do a lot of damage to the Internet. And classifying the Internet as a utility would be even worse. But the control freak in us wants it of course.
Considering that the internet as it is has become essential to day-to-day life for quite a few people and will only continue to move that way, classifying it as a utility is going to happen.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 26, 2014, 06:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
harlock wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 00:01:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 20:25:
John Romero's about to make consoles his bitch.

i thought he already made some russian mail order bride his bitch
In Soviet Russia, mail order bride makes you the bitch!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. No subject Jul 25, 2014, 13:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well they banned Congress, but they haven't gotten around to banning Russia for astroturfing and propaganda yet.  
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News Comments > 2K's BioShock Tease?
14. No subject Jul 24, 2014, 16:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 15:49:
You don't want to play the F2P tower defense mobile game SHODAN Showdown? It has facebook connectivity and microtransactions and everything.
Sounds like their dungeon keeper game. Full of fucking everyone over.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
49. No subject Jul 23, 2014, 18:24 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:18:
Another example of "hey, that's a problem, but look over here, there's another problem!" with a dash of "that may be a problem, but it doesn't affect me, however this problem over here does and it should also be important, how come this video game website hasn't discussed it!"
Hey look, it's a another example of: It's still a problem(and an increasing problem), with a case of there are plenty of other problems out there. And has been a longer on-going issue than the issue being discussed. Why is that people think that only their special problem is the only thing worthy of attention, especially when an issue actually effects both genders.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. No subject Jul 23, 2014, 18:21 Mashiki Amiketo
 
How can you tell a site is suffering from poor revenue? They turn to poor quality click bait like this.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
44. No subject Jul 23, 2014, 17:12 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 16:34:
Article on a video game site != march on Washington.

Plus, please, some time go to GDC and count the women in the "I want a job" section, then count the women in the "I have a job" section.

It's a bit shocking.
Why not check out the amount of agism in the IT industry then(not sure if it was mentioned I only skimmed the thread), I've seen exceptionally capable people who are excellent in their field be canned because they hit the "big 50" and some pretentious douche-nozzle decided that they were too old to "know what they were talking about" replacing them with someone 30 years their junior, who had no clue. And seen $100m projects fail and suffer because of it. I know two people who've filed lawsuits against the company they worked for, and said companies are under investigation not only by the labor board but two different HRC's.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. No subject Jul 23, 2014, 09:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Hey, hey look guys, more polygon click bait.

Let me just say, I've worked in female dominated industries that includes medium and heavy manufacturing where women are mainly harness assemblers; and men do receive the same type of harassment.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Delayed
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2014, 23:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Darks wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 21:35:

Yes, we all are pissed about Da2. But you cant seriously compare this game to the priors. The two look and feel completely different. If you don't see that from watching the two E3 videos, then you must be blind.
As well know, there's no such thing as heavily scripted E3 videos or anything right? I mean just look at Watch Dogs.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Delayed
5. No subject Jul 22, 2014, 17:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
More time out of the gate might improve my outlook. But after DA2, I'm still pissed off.  
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
12. No subject Jul 21, 2014, 22:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
SlimRam wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 22:38:
..and I have no idea what it means
It means, they're trying to stay relevant as an organization. Here's how we're going to do it. And here's some squishy marketing stuff that sounds great and make it seem Awesome(Button)!
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
8. No subject Jul 21, 2014, 21:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
as the PC is no longer the most dominant gaming form factor

Despite the fact that PC gaming now pulls in more revenue than the top 3 consoles combined and is still growing...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. No subject Jul 21, 2014, 15:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
US terrorist database has more names? No surprise, bet the Obama admin has shoveled in lots of returning vets(since holder declared that ex-soldiers are terrorists), and members of the tea party along with anyone who's gotten an "improve" IRS audit.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. No subject Jul 19, 2014, 00:37 Mashiki Amiketo
 
It's all about the pentiums baby. That' field though almost looks like it's the one for the ticats(hamilton).

djinn wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 16:45:
Awesome. I'm glad someone educated him on monetising vids on the net. As much as I hate that word. Vaguely remember his last stuff being leaked early, so this was the best possible way to do it.
Yep, and he released don't steal this song. And told everyone to steal it.

This comment was edited on Jul 19, 2014, 00:48.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
45. No subject Jul 17, 2014, 17:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 13:58:
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Are there bad teachers and corrupt officials and waste? Sure, but no more so than any other industry. And unlike private corporations, there's much transparency on DOE budgets, so these abuses can be ferreted out.
No I'm sadly not postulating a hypothetical situation that doesn't exist. I've been involved in two investigations where I live here in Ontario into this already. And we don't exactly have "corporate edumudcation companies" in Canada.

As for much transparency? No, no there isn't. Seen the CRA(that's the equivalent of the IRS), launch investigations up here on various boards for "losing" tax information already. Want another example of a board of education that's insane? Try the TDSB I personally liked the $143 to install pencil sharpeners myself. And the $1500 to install a basketball backboard.

This comment was edited on Jul 17, 2014, 17:13.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2014, 16:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Verno wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 14:48:
PSN is unfortunately shitting the bed at the moment, Sony needs to stop partnering with Rackspace this shit is getting ridiculous with every big game launch taking down the auth and other servers.

And people whine about Steam...when summer sales hit. *Snork*
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam
4. No subject Jul 17, 2014, 16:42 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Surprised it's not F2P yet.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
34. No subject Jul 17, 2014, 06:26 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The average class size when I was in grade school was 32. In middle school it was 31, in highschool we hit an astounding 47. And yet we managed to pull through just fine.

And I'll bet that if you go look at the trustees at the board of education they'll be pulling in 100k-250k plus.

Yep not surprised at the refusal to retake a grade bit, after all, the schools have long since gone from a competitive environment to one where "everyone is a winnar" right? Ask your wife about it, she should have plenty to say on that one. Remember that's policy, and in many places it was forced through not by the boards, but by the teachers and PTA. And then the boards ran with it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
30. No subject Jul 16, 2014, 23:39 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 18:56:
It's fashionable amongst some people to blame teachers exclusively, because, you know, they should be able to teach kids whose families don't emphasize education.

We have more poverty, and a different kind of poverty, than most other nations, including Canada. We have more poverty amongst people that don't think there's a way out of poverty and don't emphasize education. When a parent doesn't, a kid will never pay attention to a teacher. If a kid doesn't pay attention to a teacher, he'll never get out of poverty (not that it's easy, even if he does.)

I'd believe that, if I didn't know several teachers first hand who've gone at great lengths to explain where all this money goes. And it's not into education, but rather to the boards for luxury items, including get-aways, trips, "conferences" and so on.

There is no shortage of lazy teachers. I experienced that one first hand back in high school over a decade ago. Where the teacher didn't teach, neglected students except pet-favorites. Needless to say 90% of the class failed, interestingly enough they were fired right after that year. They'd been teaching for 15 years.

As for poverty, considering what my parents went through the poverty of today is nothing of the sort. All you're saying is: "it's a different kind of tough." And if people regardless of circumstance are unwilling to work past it, they have no one to blame but themselves.

jdreyer wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 21:54:

Goddammit Beam, what did I tell you about that making sense thing? Corrupt lazy teachers just feels right in my gut, so it must be true!
So you're saying that when teachers blow off teaching and simply drop a textbook in front of a kid and say "there ya go, learn it." They're not being lazy? When they don't show up for a class and let no one know, they're also not being lazy. And when boards blow money that's supposed to go to say...new library systems on $250k trips for "education training" in a nice far away tropical location they're not corrupt?
 
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News Comments > Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica Released
3. No subject Jul 16, 2014, 23:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Can be grabbed on GMG for $4USD with code P36EYA-K5JYKT-ABO7X9  
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