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Nickname BobBob
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Description Bob Smith
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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
Total Comments 2434 (Senior)
User ID 55121
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2015, 11:11 BobBob
 
Hmm what kind of off-topic wrench to throw in there. This may take some deep contemplation.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA SHIELD Console Announced; GRID Launch in May
33. Re: NVIDIA SHIELD Console Announced; GRID Launch in May Mar 5, 2015, 10:51 BobBob
 
4K resolution, ray-traced, chess and checkers.  
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News Comments > Syndicate Free on Origin
10. Re: Syndicate Free on Origin Mar 4, 2015, 13:59 BobBob
 
Blahman wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 22:19:
Check out Satellite Reign: http://store.steampowered.com/app/268870/

Modern spiritual successor to Syndicate.

Thanks for that. Syndicate is one of my favorite games. Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2015, 12:41 BobBob
 
This is a good warning! I have no idea how old my smoke detectors are since they came with the house. I will change them. Thank you! Thumbsup  
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News Comments > Syndicate Free on Origin
5. Re: Syndicate Free on Origin Mar 4, 2015, 00:48 BobBob
 
Remember the trick of leaving the game running overnight to get a lot of credit / research? It ran in real time -- if I recall correctly.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2015, 13:23 BobBob
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 10:03:
Ford is also a conundrum. He hated working with Scott & thought the movie would bomb (which in a way it initially did), why did he sign up for a sequel? Revenge?

Property taxes? Money?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2015, 17:22 BobBob
 
Does Costco expect me to open up another credit card? No way ... that's a credit rating killer. Time to consider ending this membership.  
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News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 Free
25. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Free Mar 2, 2015, 15:50 BobBob
 
A long time ago, I e-mailed Epic an "Unreal" question. Mr. Sweeney quickly responded. It was very cool! I like him. Thumbsup  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2015, 13:23 BobBob
 
Speaking of traffic safety, what I'm really tired of is my fellow bicyclists riding through stop signs and red-lights and then whining about car drivers ignoring or mistreating them. I stop at every stop sign and red-light. It's safer and better exercise. If the complaint is it takes too long to ride from one place to another, the solution is simple -- leave earlier.

00:18 - 00:20 - It looks like the truck driver was intentionally speeding up once she was merging in front of him. He should have slowed down at that point and gave her space. Now that's just a matter of driving courtesy and etiquette. Legally she might be in the wrong for passing without enough 'seconds' and 'feet' in front of the other driver on the left. There are specific rules about that and she probably violated them.

P.S. It rained heavy with thunder earlier today. Now it's nice and sunny -- green plants, clean air and rainbows.

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News Comments > Fallout 4 Announcement at E3?
21. Re: Fallout 4 Announcement at E3? Mar 2, 2015, 12:42 BobBob
 
We need another version with the same pseudo-isometric style as the originals.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 19:26 BobBob
 
Jivaro,

That was a very well though-out and helpful response. It added a lot of balance and insight to the discussion. Thank you. Thumbsup

P.S. It makes me rethink my prior stance on the subject.
 
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33. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 19:15 BobBob
 
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 18:42:
WarPig wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 16:38:
Blue, sorry if you think I'm "feeding the troll" (and maybe I am) but I honestly think BobBob must really think that in discussing someone's death we're elevating them above "normal" people or something.

But it's not just celebrities. It's also the weather, or whatever everyone else is discussing. People will be talking about something, and he comes in and drops a turd in the middle of the conversation. That's his one trick...


You can just ignore me. If others didn't want to respond they would ignore me too. Apparently, I'm adding some value to the conversation(s).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 19:14 BobBob
 
WarPig wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 18:08:
It's one thing to earn fame for doing something great that benefits mankind (educating, inspiring, sacrificing, inventing, etc.), it's another thing to seek fame for the sake of being famous.

So does anything having to do with the arts (movies, music, etc.) count to you?

Of course. I'm merely conveying that I believe the fame should be as result of quality, impact, education, invention or inspiration not just for the sake of spamming, influencing, shocking, or making controversial for the sake of becoming known and gaining advertising hits or making someone rich.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 17:55 BobBob
 
WarPig wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 17:42:
Okay.

Obviously, you don't like celebrities. Are you saying that not one of them ever deserved to be mourned or remembered? Is it just actors or is it any famous person?


It's one thing to earn fame for doing something great that benefits mankind (educating, inspiring, sacrificing, inventing, etc.), it's another thing to seek fame for the sake of being famous. Most celebrities today (and many in the past) fall under the latter, though I'm sure there are a few exceptions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 17:20 BobBob
 
harlock wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 17:09:
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 17:01 BobBob
 
WarPig wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 17:00:
No, you didn't get what I'm saying at all.

Okay ... ?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 16:47 BobBob
 
WarPig wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 16:38:
Blue, sorry if you think I'm "feeding the troll" (and maybe I am) but I honestly think BobBob must really think that in discussing someone's death we're elevating them above "normal" people or something.

Why are you apologizing for giving your opinion and being involved in this discussion? Why do you feel the need for pre-approval or feel the need to excuse yourself for posting? What are you afraid of?

Your summary is very close to what I'm saying. I find it discouraging and inauthentic that our culture mourns the death of a person who plays imaginary characters and at the same-time shrugs at the daily death of people who live normal quiet lives. Narcissistic celebrity, make-believe, behavior triumphs over humble behind the scenes contributions. I feel if the opposite were true we'd become a thoughtful people, who cherished and respected people for every kind and helpful act -- no matter the scale or the impact. If it were the case - using cliche examples - the death of say a school teacher or firefighter would be considered equally (or possibly more) tragic than that of a celebrity or sports figure.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 16:15 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 16:05:
Yes, and Leonard Nimoy's character had a much larger impact on a lot more people than 2 people from a church known only to their immediate family and friends so how else are people supposed to react? I don't even understand how this is an issue. So Nimoy/Spock didn't have any impact on you, super, he did on plenty of other people - as evidenced by the reaction to the news of his death. That's what happens when famous people die who are beloved by many other people.

I still remember where I was when John Lennon was murdered. Why do I care? Because his music has had a great influence on my life. It was the reason the first time I went to NYC one of the first stops I made was the Dakota building and the Strawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park across the street. Same reason I went and saw Buddy Holly's grave in Lubbock, and Hendrix's in Seattle. These people had - and still do - an impact on my life.

So no, this isn't about celebrity worship, this about people who have had meaning in your life, passing on. This is about context. You really think anyone around here would give a rat's ass if the Kardashians or Miley Cyrus died tomorrow? Of course not. If anything you'd probably read some pretty tasteless jokes about it if it was even discussed at all. One of these things is not like the other.

This is what I mean by intellectual discourse. You disagreed with me and provided your logical reasoning, supported by examples. You didn't just call me a single syllable, one-liner, name. I respect everything you said and it does make sense. Thank you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 15:33 BobBob
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:08:
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 14:31:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 13:34:
I need to get my priorities straight.

You could start by trolling less.

BURN!

I should be respected more for my willingness to argue with the 'highest power' here instead of standing behind it and prodding it in the ass, saying "BURN!". This reminds me of a cartoon where the little dog stands behind a big dog. The little dog, feeling safe behind his powerful friend, shouts in the big one's ear to get him to bully others.

That being said, I do like this site. I actually like the way he runs it and I respect him. If he doesn't like me, fine, just ban me and move on. Otherwise, I should be able to defend myself -- whether the argument involves ad hominems or intellectual discourse -- it shouldn't matter who said it.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 15:26 BobBob
 
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:13:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 14:39:
Why not just ban me if it's such an annoyance? Or does the admin ego require regular inflating?

I'm assuming you've been banned in the past. The 'you shouldn't feel bad about this when this other possibly worse thing exists' schtick has a familiar ring.

I'm in the land of celebrity worship. I believe I am also in a full right to criticize it. If people want to indulge in their sadness over dead celebrities instead of pondering the demise of real-everyday-humble people that's their right, but in return I feel the need to contradict it. It's a cultural shit-stain that celebrities are given noble status with great immunity over quiet hard-working people. If you want to call my opinion trolling, so be it. I don't really care. I just wonder why you don't ban me instead of saying 'troll' every-time you disagree with something I say. I don't ever recall quoting you and calling you names. If it gives you some kind of twisted pleasure to insult me, glad to be of service. Thumbsup
 
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