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Real Name Russ Whiteman   
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Signed On Mar 13, 2007, 01:11
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News Comments > etc.
26. Re: etc. Sep 3, 2015, 00:22 Stormsinger
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 22:18:
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 11:42:
Oh yeah, "You're a blight on the gene pool, do the rest of us a favour and cull yourself and your pals from it." is just being tons of fun. I get it now.

Here's one of the biggest problems with this GG crowd. Nobody is willing to even attempt to moderate the rabid pricks that are so common among them. Once the death threats and other nastiness start coming out, any moderate voices (if such even exists, I haven't seen any evidence of it) just get quiet and move to the back. I can see just two possible reasons for it. Either they know that to call them down will make them a target too, or they really do agree with the rabid pricks and are happy to let someone else take the backlash.

Find me someone who's not a troll or aggro who's being rabid pricks and I'll follow your line of reasoning. After all, the media have had a really good time with the "GG = death threats narrative" but there's zero proof that it's anyone actually in GG. Then again I can very quickly find pro-doxing, pro-harassment, in major anti-GG voices. We can start with Wu, Quinn, Nyberg to start with.

Here's the thing, when you're dealing with a hashtag anyone can use it right? Unless of course you believe that since xyz person on blues posted a neo-nazi sentiment, all blues posters are neo-nazi's. And that makes no sense, or does it?

Can't forget garbage like this either, That's the face of anti-GG and only one facet of it.

So which one is Cutter then, aggro or troll? Or do you actually agree with me, but are too afraid to say it out loud? Because he's sure as hell a rabid prick...has been for years now. All I've ever him do is spew bile and venom over anyone he disagrees with.

Frankly, I don't -care- if he's aggro, troll, or some other class of prick. He's exactly what I'm talking about. And all you folks that agree with him seem to be quite happy letting him vomit all over everyone else. Which does not speak well of you, either. Laying down with dogs...fleas, and all that.
 
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News Comments > etc.
23. Re: etc. Sep 2, 2015, 11:42 Stormsinger
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 2, 2015, 09:38:
Which group is being "unfun" the one that says "let the market decide" or the one that says "it's transphobic, it must be banned."

Oh yeah, "You're a blight on the gene pool, do the rest of us a favour and cull yourself and your pals from it." is just being tons of fun. I get it now.

Here's one of the biggest problems with this GG crowd. Nobody is willing to even attempt to moderate the rabid pricks that are so common among them. Once the death threats and other nastiness start coming out, any moderate voices (if such even exists, I haven't seen any evidence of it) just get quiet and move to the back. I can see just two possible reasons for it. Either they know that to call them down will make them a target too, or they really do agree with the rabid pricks and are happy to let someone else take the backlash.
 
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20. Re: etc. Sep 2, 2015, 03:06 Stormsinger
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 23:25:
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 17:10:
A little cranky, are we? Maybe you should take a nap, like any bad-tempered three year old.

Anyone who feels that justice is a bad thing is an ass, at best. Evil, at worst. I feel terribly sorry for anyone who thinks it's not worth striving for...and even worse for those who think it's worth fighting against, as you seem to do.

TLDR: fuck off, twit.

Jesus, you're even dumber than I thought. Justice? A bunch of whiny maggots like yourself think being politically correct is about what's just? Is there a name for this little fantasy world of yours? You assholes are completely out of touch with reality. No wonder you're such cranky little bitches incessantly whining about everything. Fuck you and your authoritarian dream of a world run by Big Brother where everything is doublethink and doublespeak. You remind me of those assholes in 1984 working to eliminate sex and the orgasm. You're a blight on the gene pool, do the rest of us a favour and cull yourself and your pals from it.

It's really a shame that you can't read, and just make shit up.

Find -one- example in this thread that puts me on -either- side of this Gamergate bullshit.

I object to the butchery of the language, and the people that are doing -this- particular bit are a particularly nasty breed who get incredibly upset with the slightest disagreement. As you've proven so nicely. It really does make it hard to accept that you have any valid complaints about Sarkeesian, and aren't just having another temper tantrum because she doesn't agree with you.
 
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11. Re: etc. Sep 1, 2015, 17:10 Stormsinger
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 17:00:
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 13:23:
And...once again, anyone who uses the phrase "social justice warrior" as a pejorative is waving a big red flag for "self-absorbed douchebag". Thanks for self-identifying for us.

SJWs are the self-absorbed douchebags. They're whiny assholes completely out of touch with reality. As Spanks pointed out her entire premise runs contrary to a few million years of evolution. Women are objects to be won in order to propagate the species. And men are just as objectified by women for the reasons he mentioned. Nature doesn't give a shit about your fucked up politically correct bullshit. If anything you SJWs are an aberration that needs to be culled from the gene pool because you're weakening the species. Christ, you people are the poster children for the argument that we need eugenics on a global scale. There's a way things ought to be, and then there's the way they are. Learn to cope already.

A little cranky, are we? Maybe you should take a nap, like any bad-tempered three year old.

Anyone who feels that justice is a bad thing is an ass, at best. Evil, at worst. I feel terribly sorry for anyone who thinks it's not worth striving for...and even worse for those who think it's worth fighting against, as you seem to do.

TLDR: fuck off, twit.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Sep 1, 2015, 13:23 Stormsinger
 
Bosanac wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 12:18:
Ugh, again with Blue posting this SJW propaganda bullshit? Is he not aware of what a lying, thieving, morally bankrupt person this bitch is?

I'm done with BluesNews.. time to find another site that doesn't propagate this drivel.

And...once again, anyone who uses the phrase "social justice warrior" as a pejorative is waving a big red flag for "self-absorbed douchebag". Thanks for self-identifying for us.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
150. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 25, 2015, 11:11 Stormsinger
 
SXO wrote on Aug 25, 2015, 08:49:
Derek Smart is back to his self aggrandizing shenanigans, and everyone is eating it right up because of how badly they want to hate on CIG now. It's like people have a need to have a controversy to grumble about.

I'm just curious to see how long it will be before he starts doing shit like posting gay porn to court websites (as evidence of something unclear). Derek reminds me of Jack Thompson -so- much, it's gone way past funny...and rapidly approaching pathetic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2015, 12:08 Stormsinger
 
Most of that blog would be vastly more correct if one word were added, to make the phrase "corporate privacy policies". It's the same problem we have everywhere when it comes to corporate behavior. Voluntary controls are just asking the fox to guard the henhouse. Legislated privacy policies have none of the issues the blogger refers to. They do have issues, primarily relating to a "one-size-fits-all" design and a designed-by-idiots problems, but the issues are at least different. And I suspect it would be far less damaging to the customers to put the onus on the business to meet national standards.  
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
21. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 11:30 Stormsinger
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 11:16:
With this latest move I almost feel sad he's fallen this far. I don't know if it's narcissism or some obsessive compulsive thing but it's out of control.

I don't think he's "fallen"...he's -always- been this low. He and Jack Thompson are two of a kind, scum-sucking opportunists with no working filters in their brain-to-mouth circuits.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
19. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 11:27 Stormsinger
 
Justopolis wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 10:43:
No one believes this is about anything but Derek's huge ego and his endless desire to create publicity for himself. He's willing to harm the development of another company's game, and thus all it's backers, just to get more attention and hopefully sell some more copies of his broken, terrible games. What a horrible, selfish person. He'll never change.

He -can't- harm their development. He has no standing to bring a suit anymore, his money was refunded so suffered no damage, not even potential damage. No judge is going to let this move forward.

But your overall point is absolutely correct...he's an asshole to the Nth degree.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Development Moves In-House
13. Re: Star Citizen FPS Development Moves In-House Aug 18, 2015, 14:21 Stormsinger
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 14:08:
Jivaro wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 12:08:
Well, usually this kind of thing is the other way around...development studio hands off project to third party so as to shrink it's own staff or focus on something else. Of all the announcements, this is probably the most positive. It makes sense in just about any way, as opposed to selling more virtual ships or adding yet more stuff....or whatever else they usually announce.

It's rare, but there really isn't much negative to say about this move unless you are one of the people who has been let go.

It could also mean that progress was not proceeding at a pace or direction that was satisfactory, and now a lot of refactoring has to be done, causing further delays.

Well sure it is. Every delay, problem or issue with this game is simply because it's so much bigger and better than initially planned. Why, it's like they were the victim of catastrophic success. Oh wait...the victims here are those laid off, and those who funded it based on false promises (aside from those persistent and/or lucky enough to get refunds).
 
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News Comments > etc.
29. Re: etc. Aug 17, 2015, 22:55 Stormsinger
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 18:11:
You did make a claim: that poverty causes crime (since you deny that the opposite is the case). As for the idea that poverty is not a measure of character and culture, I'd like to see your evidence to the contrary. You don't have any either, so all you can do is spout YOUR propaganda. Even if I could not come up with any evidence for my claim, that does not make yours true by default (the either-or fallacy). If you believe that access to weapons causes violence, then prove it. Otherwise, you could drop an arsenal in the living room of every normal person and the crime rate would stay the same.

Now I see the problem...you simply can't understand what you read. I never claimed you were wrong, I never claimed a single thing. Asking you to support -your- claim is a wholly different thing. It is not denying your claim, it is not claiming something else, it is simply asking you to provide a basis for your statement. And since you apparently can't do this, you cover it up with bluster, strawmen, and moving the goalpost.

While I made no claims, there was definitely an implication that you were being less than intellectually honest. I apologize for that mistake. Now I think it's looking more like rabid racism (if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck), or sheer stupidity.

Whatever the case, I'm done wasting my time (and everyone else's) on you and your shortcomings.
 
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News Comments > etc.
26. Re: etc. Aug 17, 2015, 11:31 Stormsinger
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 10:29:
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 09:36:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 18:22:
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 16:41:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 14:25:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

Sadly, you have cause and effect mixed up. Poverty does not cause crime (there are large swaths of major poverty in the US alone that have little to no violent crime (property crime is a different story). People don't commit violent crimes because they are poor. Some people are violent, poor, and less educated because of who they are (they lack self-discipline, are sociopathic, lack morality, practice a defective culture, etc.). Poverty and lack of education is a symptom, just like violence. Blaming violence on guns or video games are just defense mechanisms for people who don't want to have to be judgmental about others' behaviors, cultures, or moralities. They are the easy way out.

Got any citations for actual peer-reviewed studies backing up those ideological claims?
Peer reviewed studies to support what? You got any peer reviewed studies that state handing a specific individual a gun makes that person more prone to violence?

Given the obtuseness you display to avoid answering the question, I'm getting the distinct impression that I'll be wasting my time, but here goes.

Do you have any peer reviewed studies (or -any- studies that aren't simply parroting rightwing talking points) that indicate that poverty does not cause crime, or that poverty and lack of education are symptoms of personal character defects? Because that's a damned big claim to make if it's just talking out of your ass.

As for your second point, I made no such statement. In fact, made no statement at all, remember? I simply called you on your bullshit, and want you to back it up, or admit what it is.

There is no such thing as as a study that "confirms" a negative. Do you have any peer-reviewed studies that show poverty causes violence (not is correlated with, not is associated with, but causes)? The default isn't your assumption (that poverty causes crime... that's just you talking out of your ass and misunderstanding how science works). If you want to get faux-scientific (which is what your claim is, since sociological science works in correlation, not causation) about this, prove your point with research first, that poverty causes crime.

Once again numbnuts, I made -no- claim. You did, and I wanted to know if you had -anything- to back it up. Now, given all your blustering and complete refusal/failure to provide any evidence, I think it's pretty clear that you don't. Sucks to be called on your propaganda, doesn't it?
 
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24. Re: etc. Aug 17, 2015, 09:36 Stormsinger
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 18:22:
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 16:41:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 14:25:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

Sadly, you have cause and effect mixed up. Poverty does not cause crime (there are large swaths of major poverty in the US alone that have little to no violent crime (property crime is a different story). People don't commit violent crimes because they are poor. Some people are violent, poor, and less educated because of who they are (they lack self-discipline, are sociopathic, lack morality, practice a defective culture, etc.). Poverty and lack of education is a symptom, just like violence. Blaming violence on guns or video games are just defense mechanisms for people who don't want to have to be judgmental about others' behaviors, cultures, or moralities. They are the easy way out.

Got any citations for actual peer-reviewed studies backing up those ideological claims?
Peer reviewed studies to support what? You got any peer reviewed studies that state handing a specific individual a gun makes that person more prone to violence?

Given the obtuseness you display to avoid answering the question, I'm getting the distinct impression that I'll be wasting my time, but here goes.

Do you have any peer reviewed studies (or -any- studies that aren't simply parroting rightwing talking points) that indicate that poverty does not cause crime, or that poverty and lack of education are symptoms of personal character defects? Because that's a damned big claim to make if it's just talking out of your ass.

As for your second point, I made no such statement. In fact, made no statement at all, remember? I simply called you on your bullshit, and want you to back it up, or admit what it is.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Aug 16, 2015, 16:41 Stormsinger
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 14:25:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

Sadly, you have cause and effect mixed up. Poverty does not cause crime (there are large swaths of major poverty in the US alone that have little to no violent crime (property crime is a different story). People don't commit violent crimes because they are poor. Some people are violent, poor, and less educated because of who they are (they lack self-discipline, are sociopathic, lack morality, practice a defective culture, etc.). Poverty and lack of education is a symptom, just like violence. Blaming violence on guns or video games are just defense mechanisms for people who don't want to have to be judgmental about others' behaviors, cultures, or moralities. They are the easy way out.

Got any citations for actual peer-reviewed studies backing up those ideological claims?
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Aug 15, 2015, 18:39 Stormsinger
 
NewMaxx wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 16:59:
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 13:27:
9-axis motion control sensor, really?

I'm skeptical, too, in terms of how useful it'll be. As far as the axes go, it's a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and 3-axis compass (magnetometer).

So their description is still utter bullshit. 9 sensors is not the same as 9 axes. And I'll be damned if I can see how magnetometers are of the slightest value in this, unless they plan games that include metal detectors.
 
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2. Re: etc. Aug 15, 2015, 13:27 Stormsinger
 
Gotta say it, this blurb about the "smart ring" controller just reeks of scamware.

9-axis motion control sensor, really? You've got x, y, z, pitch, roll and yaw...WTF are the other three? Sounds like some science/engineering/gaming illiterate marketing dipshit got to make up the PR copy. I'll not be holding my breath on this one...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 6, 2015, 14:56 Stormsinger
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 13:22:
RIAA says BitTorrent software handguns account for 90% of piracy shooting deaths, demands action.

Yeah, that was my thought too. Gotta love the corporate mindset here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2015, 11:07 Stormsinger
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 00:34:
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 23:27:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 19:19:
Blue wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 11:25:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 20:52:
Notify if a comment is added to a post you commented on. Keep the shit goin...


Already present.

Anyone, how does this work? Unaware.

Right next to the "Post Comment" button is a checkbox labeled "Email me when this topic is updated." Simple as that.

Sorry, got it. I'm talking about a message system within Blue's, emails being sent is messy.

Ah...that's a different matter. As far as I know, it doesn't exist. I suspect Blue was interpreting your suggestion the same way I did.

Personally, I much prefer email notification, although it would be nice to get just one email per day, no matter how many topics I've signed up for. Yet more evidence that there's more than one way to...do anything at all.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2015, 23:27 Stormsinger
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 19:19:
Blue wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 11:25:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 20:52:
Notify if a comment is added to a post you commented on. Keep the shit goin...


Already present.

Anyone, how does this work? Unaware.

Right next to the "Post Comment" button is a checkbox labeled "Email me when this topic is updated." Simple as that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2015, 11:17 Stormsinger
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 10:01:
... That being said, this is a very successful campaign that, despite the negative picture one might draw from the comments here on Blues, has a huge and devoted fan base that is largely in support of the game design expansion. With all the millions that they have generated I think giving refunds to those that kicked money in based on the plan of the original Kickstarter is the right thing to do. I meant it when I said I didn't think he would get his refund though...I am used to companies doing the "legal" thing or the "business" thing, not the right thing.
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I'm pretty sure that's precisely what they did here, the "business" thing. He filed a BBB complaint, and they immediately reversed their stance on the possibility of a refund. Not because it was the "right" thing to do, but because a set of unsettled complaints with the BBB has a negative impact on their ability to continue getting more suckers funders.

While their funders may still be mostly on-board at this point, I believe a very large portion of those who are not funding it (and are still aware of it) see it as a long-running con. I find myself curious how many more years it will be before there is an actual game of any sort, and then how much longer it will take for the MMO. I'm expecting something on the order of DNF's development timeframe, as there appears to be zero incentive for them to actually produce anything but vaporware.
 
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