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"For every human problem,
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and it is always wrong."
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Jun 12, 2013, 17:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 12, 2013, 16:55:
Stop being dense. We're perfectly free to say that we don't think people should be able to make jokes about rape or make bigoted statements without being mocked and losing sales for it.
No one is saying that the government should arrest anyone making a joke about rape or bigoted speech. And, hell, that isn't free speech.
Except thats exactly what's happening now isn't it? Note "hate speech laws" and "human rights councils."

Two things you need to understand about free speech before you make an ass about yourself whining about it:
1) Freedom of speech means freedom from the government, not private entities or individuals. If I go into someone's house and call their mother a whore they're free to throw me out
Well no, that's not correct. Free speech applies to the general public to state whatever they want, it gives other members of the public to state what they want. Even to the point where public members may restrict your speech--though if you started saying it in front of their house/building/business that would be legal. It's meant to stop the government from running roughshod over people for saying whatever they want.

2) Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from repercussions of that speech. We have endless laws, civil and criminal, that penalize you for saying something stupid. If I write a book about how you enjoy killing kittens, you can sue me for it. If I yell "fire" in an airplane I can go to jail for it (technically you do not have the freedom to do this as it isn't protected speech.) Generally, the government can't stop you from saying something protected, but they can penalize you for it
In general it doesn't true, then again if you did write said book, that would be libel, maybe. Unless the author stated that that section was a literal fabrication. In which case, you fall right back to free speech. Yelling "fire in X" is different, and is a being that it endangers the public at large(see public mischief). And anytime the government penalizes you for saying something, you don't have freedom of speech. There is a fine line between endangering the public, and writing something/saying something as a literal fabrication to get a rise out of people. The latter *is* being penalized more and more these days. Even though it was considered free speech at one time, and it's all to protect someone's sensibilities.
 
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"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."
--H.L. Mencken
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 11, 2013, 17:39 Mashiki Amiketo
 
KS wrote on Jun 11, 2013, 11:43:
I'm guessing Businesswire exists to allow businesses to self-publish advertising as if it were a news release. For a fee.
Businesswire has been like that for 5-6 years. Then again so has /.
 
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and it is always wrong."
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online in Spring; New Trailer
18. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online in Spring; New Trailer Jun 11, 2013, 17:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 11, 2013, 17:21:
Perhaps he is right, unless you are in closed beta or getting news on closed beta, how are we to know?
Well I was apparently a "high chance" of getting in the closed beta, and am still waiting. Must be pretty small numbers at this point that they've let in.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailers
18. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailers Jun 11, 2013, 17:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 11, 2013, 14:03:
Any word on importing saved games?
Yep. Supports imports from previous games.

Oh and for anyone looking foreward to the new Total War: Rome game, the original Gold edition is on steam for $1 for the next ~15hrs.

This comment was edited on Jun 11, 2013, 20:06.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Trailer
12. Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Trailer Jun 10, 2013, 22:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 10, 2013, 22:21:
Frostbite should be the Bioware game-changer.
I thought the Awesome Button™ was supposed to be the game-changer.
 
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News Comments > Désilets Sues Ubisoft
8. Re: Désilets Sues Ubisoft Jun 9, 2013, 00:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Clancy wrote on Jun 8, 2013, 19:05:
I thought all contracts were null & void once THQ went into bankruptcy?
So.. no, they won't win.
Not necessarily, it comes down to the terms of the asset buyout among other things, including state laws.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
19. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 9, 2013, 00:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Jun 8, 2013, 18:20:

Yeah. We're not really high on the shill priority list.
True, which means that the chances of dev's or people from companies we like/enjoy/etc are more likely to actually pop in, shoot the shit, and give us a heads up on how a product is doing/fixed/etc(see ME2 bugs that were stamped out on ME3) or even give us a heads up before news goes live on discounted titles(see Sins: Rebellion for instance).
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
7. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 8, 2013, 16:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Julio wrote on Jun 8, 2013, 15:01:
We definitely know there are Microsoft shills here too, not very surprising. Basically anyone who likes Windows 8 and Xbox One is pretty much guaranteed to work for Microsoft.
Yeah...well xbox one I couldn't care less about. Windows 8? It's not bad, and I do like it. Especially the autorestore feature for a nuked install. Start8 fixes the menu problem. Oh and if you think I'm a paid shill, I've had an account on here since before said companies thought of shills. Note the UID, there aren't many regular posters in the sub 3500 category these days, then again...with your ID in the 56k range...you could be a shill. Just a very cleaver one.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Reloaded Mod for NWN2
6. Re: Baldur's Gate: Reloaded Mod for NWN2 Jun 6, 2013, 02:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 6, 2013, 00:56:

Compare this with this and this.
You shouldn't have posted that, I haven't played IWD or IWD2 in over 6 years, now I've got the itch.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Reloaded Mod for NWN2
4. Re: Baldur's Gate: Reloaded Mod for NWN2 Jun 5, 2013, 23:11 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Creston wrote on Jun 5, 2013, 21:31:
Interesting. I'd give it a try, but I don't own Storm of Zehir, so...

Creston
Wait for it to go back on sale. $19.99 now, but it was on sale for $4.99 last week I believe.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
8. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 4, 2013, 07:34 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 4, 2013, 01:54:
After the mess they inherited from the Harris junta? Yeah, they did. And in case you haven't been paying attention for the last decade or so they at least left us in great shape nationally speaking.
Yes, Harris did a good job. Half the problem though was they weren't though enough in gutting out the waste in provincial agencies, we lost too many lower-end people while middle and upper management protected themselves in the shuffle. And of course, the province we actually doing quite well you might remember. Especially the number of businesses that were remaining. Though if you want to place any blame for the loss of businesses, you'll do best to remember NAFTA aka the "fair trade act" despite it's name.

Oh, and if you haven't been paying attention to the liberals currently. They've successfully managed to drive the entire province into the ground. With businesses fleeing due to high taxes, and electricity prices. And of course their insane "green energy" program. And if we want to jump back to the liberals before harris where they did exactly the same thing, and decided that blowing so much money that it will take a generation to pay it off. Though they weren't as bad as the NDP before them, who successfully managed to drive the province into debt so fast it'll take three to four generations to pay off that debt alone.

Then again, if the media wasn't in the tank for the liberals up here. We'd be seeing them attacking them for the half dozen on-going scandals from Ornge to the power plants, to Caledonia.
 
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and it is always wrong."
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 3, 2013, 23:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 3, 2013, 21:55:
I'm guessing the only reason the Harper junta pushed this through is that they're scared shitless they're getting crushed in the polls and have to start kissing everyone's asses for the next year plus.
Yeah don't worry about that, being that it was the Liberal appointees that neck fsked everyone over when they got hard control of the CRTC. Then again it was that Harper Junta as you put it, that kicked the CRTC in the teeth over GAS(Gateway Access Service) and them attempting to jack up rates so high that no competition would be possible against Bell, and Telus.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: The Fall Teasing?
14. Re: Deus Ex: The Fall Teasing? Jun 3, 2013, 23:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Jun 3, 2013, 22:16:
nin wrote on Jun 3, 2013, 22:15:
Bob Page? (Turn on sound...)

That's definitely Bob Page!

"Bet you didn't know your mom and dad tried to protest when we put you in training. They loved their little boy, JC, and that's why they're dead. I'm sending up the man who did the job."

Just thinking, wonder if it could have anything to do with the collapse of most of california into the ocean.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
45. Re: Morning Consolidation May 24, 2013, 16:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Pigeon wrote on May 24, 2013, 12:01:
Are you trying to say 1/7th of the world's population is an unrealistic sales target? Maybe they're just so poorly made you'll have to buy a new one every 6 months.
Yes, I'd say it's unrealistic. That's the type of things that make investors flee because those at the top are out of touch with ground level consumers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 24, 2013, 15:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on May 24, 2013, 12:43:
Dude, three letters: A.M.D.
Bingo. The mobo I've got from MSI supports(so did the ASUS board I looked at) the current generation and the last two revisions of CPU's, really now...if AMD can do it, so can Intel.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Launches
7. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Launches May 23, 2013, 14:51 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on May 23, 2013, 14:35:
They're just not pushing the envelope like they used to.
That'd be the taste of consolitis. Since they've been developing for 10 year old hardware, it doesn't take nearly as much power to render things.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2013, 15:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well Blue, make sure you check the lenses carefully. Back two years ago I got a new pair, and ended up having to take them back in half a dozen times because the company that did the polishing scratched the fsk out of them.  
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News Comments > Game Servers Vulnerable?
4. Re: Game Servers Vulnerable? May 22, 2013, 15:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 22, 2013, 09:35:
And this is not black mail and illegal because....?
They're not extorting. Rather they're selling information which they've discovered, which while not illegal in this case is by and far a grey area in most places. Especially since many companies put app security at a low priority or no priorty. Which means that there's a market for said information.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2013, 18:29 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well for anyone who doesn't own Tropico 4 yet, the collector's bundle is on for $9.99 which includes the steam special edition plus all the DLC.

 
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News Comments > Obsidian Joins Skyforge Team
9. Re: Obsidian Joins Skyforge Team May 19, 2013, 18:26 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Soulburner wrote on May 19, 2013, 17:27:
I hope Obsidian finds time and resources to work on Fallout: Something
They'll probably make a FO4 spin-off like New Vegas.
 
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