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Description Bob Smith
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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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User ID 55121
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 28, 2014, 14:40 BobBob
 
When I was living overseas, I noticed Europeans were a lot less offended by the human body. Why is our American culture so prudish?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 28, 2014, 02:07 BobBob
 
Lately, I've been reading a lot of 1930's and 40's science fiction --- checked out free from the library.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
11. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 27, 2014, 14:37 BobBob
 
Without any hard proof and resulting evidence or action, one might as well use this to accuse a company of 'such and such': http://www.pakin.org/complaint  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 25, 2014, 22:39 BobBob
 
72 and sunny here. Had a good beach hike today. Winter, what's that?  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Kromaia
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Kromaia Oct 23, 2014, 20:35 BobBob
 
This looks fun and old school. Is it worth getting? Is there a demo somewhere?  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2014, 20:16 BobBob
 
Too much time. Not enough drama.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
26. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 23, 2014, 14:15 BobBob
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 13:56:
Half the time I wonder if news sites make this shit up.

Anonymous "victim."
Anonymous "perps."
No official complaint to the authorities to back up the story.

News places used to be somewhat neutral, reporting on the events without spin. These days news places use any event to push their political agenda. I would not put it past them to make up stories to push their agendas.

It's all about revenue. Advertisers will pay more for whatever draws in the most potential customers. Social media has made this a prerequisite to gaining views and clicks through persistent posting of dramatic and highly opinionated articles. The news is now forced to compete by editorializing (for what used to be objective) articles with drama and bias in order to earn the same advertiser's money.

Also, keep in mind, people can now anonymously comment on the articles, which leads to more volatility in expression with minimal to no consequence for inflaming a discussion. There is a narcissistic 15 seconds of fame phenomenon taking place as anyone can proclaim to be an expert seeking appreciation, despite having no experience or education on the subject at hand. People will post controversial or antagonistic views to gain more likes, replies, attention or ranking. This falls back on the primary article which is now expected to start a debate instead of simply relaying information or a story.

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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Recommended Specs
10. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Recommended Specs Oct 23, 2014, 13:06 BobBob
 
A Quake / UT style FPS by any other name ...  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
15. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 23, 2014, 12:23 BobBob
 
Is the term 'drama queen' no longer used? Seems this entire situation is based on the behavior of drama queens. Social networking has taken it to a virtual and global level - but it's all the same as your typical daytime shock / trailer / trash talk TV show nonsense.

I'll only be impressed with socially based technology when it can alter human nature for the better. Recently, much of social media and gaming implementations cultivate and normalize deviance, spreading it on a larger scale -- for the worse. What was once considered a violation of mores becomes common and assimilated practice. Eventually, this virtual normalization of deviance seeps into the real world and becomes an assumed part of family, school and workplace life.

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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 21, 2014, 13:08 BobBob
 
Axis wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 10:08:
Amiga was well ahead of its time in many areas, especially from a graphics and usability standpoint. For me, it was the 2nd pinnacle of my gaming days following the c64...

Well said. I have more in common with the posters here than I realized. You just described my early computer days.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
32. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 13:05 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 16:37:
BobBob wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 15:59:
I miss games like the original Tempest arcade. Extremely challenging, no politics or ethics involved and no attempt to be anything like reality, yet with beautiful and simple vector graphics. It would be nice to see a trend / return to those types of games.

Here you go.

Thanks! Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
17. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 20, 2014, 15:59 BobBob
 
I miss games like the original Tempest arcade. Extremely challenging, no politics or ethics involved and no attempt to be anything like reality, yet with beautiful and simple vector graphics. It would be nice to see a trend / return to those types of games.  
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 15:53 BobBob
 
Nevermind.

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News Comments > Star Trek Online Expands
11. Re: Star Trek Online Expands Oct 18, 2014, 15:47 BobBob
 
All MMOs are grindy.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen CitizenCon Trailers
17. Re: Star Citizen CitizenCon Trailers Oct 16, 2014, 16:51 BobBob
 
Whatever the criticism the game's development gets, it's providing people employment.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen @ $58M
7. Re: Star Citizen Passes $58M Oct 15, 2014, 21:00 BobBob
 
Is this game as fun to play as Freelancer?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 10, 2014, 16:38 BobBob
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2014, 15:52 BobBob
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 15:50:
The glory of this site, beyond the greatly presented content, is that it's so light weight. Please don't go to a heavy menu-driven design that is so prevalent in the industry!

Fully agreed. Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2014, 15:50 BobBob
 
Happy B-Day! This site and Drudge Report are two of the first places I go for news. Both are easy to read, easy to follow and full of interesting comments when clicking on articles. Please consider keeping the website's design as it is -- no change.

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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
31. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 12:42 BobBob
 
I'm doing quite well but I spend money as if I'm getting toward the poverty line -- preferring to save and invest. So my question is -- what kind of people are spending all this money and why?  
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