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Nickname Killswitch
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Description The user formerly known as "0 bytes".
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Signed On Dec 3, 2009, 03:17
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
20. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2015, 14:33 Killswitch
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 14:28:
SWAT teams are necessary. They are absolutely over-used these days but they are still needed for situations too dangerous for a normally equipped and trained officer.

The SWAT teams are called in expecting a dangerous situation. Normal people panic when the SWAT bust in. Panicked people make bad decisions, officers expecting violence will be in reaction mode. The potential for injury or death is too high. That they both know the danger and intentionally make the deception anyways makes it willful endangerment of life and it requires more than 30 days.

That might be true, if only it weren't. In actuality, SWAT teams are frequently used in *all* situations. There was a good propublica.org article recently describing this situation.

https://www.propublica.org/article/flashbangs

Using SWAT teams is unwarranted and extremely dangerous to the general public.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2015, 14:21 Killswitch
 
LittleMe wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 14:13:
You are all a bunch of socialist control freaks. The nazi swat teams shouldn't exist in the first place. 30 day sentence is plenty for someone to think about what they've done, especially after the whole trial fiasco. Maybe a repeat offender increase the sentence to six months in the worst case. Yes if someone is shot or killed then that might be grounds for holding the caller partially responsible but the swat teams take a lot of that responsibility for their own behavior too.

First off, I don't believe in the militarization of police forces. Secondly, I take offense at your comment of "socialist control freaks". It doesn't take a so-called socialist control freak to see that what this country is doing is anything but non-democratic.

Socialists are for the people--Nazis are fascists. There's a difference.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2015, 14:07 Killswitch
 
MEAHT wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 11:57:
Puts officers at risk

But more importantly it puts you, your wife your kids and any pets with even a hint of a growl at risk.

Puts officers at risk? Couldn't care less for them since that is what they signed up for. They are civil servants who put their lives at stake to protect the innocent. Cases like this, I worry more for those that officers are sworn to protect since you can't count on cops to protect them.

It's more likely those swatted will have flashbangs used against them and be indiscriminately hurt without recourse than any cop being harmed.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
43. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 13:44 Killswitch
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 12:27:
I'm not trying to bait or antagonize you, but c'mon...try to make some cogent arguments instead of relying on logical fallacies.

If you have to specifically state you aren't trying to "antagonize or bait" someone, then you probably should use some discretion while posting. A discussion is never an argument unless you choose it to be so.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
42. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 13:36 Killswitch
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 12:27:
I'm not trying to bait or antagonize you, but c'mon...try to make some cogent arguments instead of relying on logical fallacies.

People are making a case for portrayal and simulation of rape and you think that I'm relying on logical fallacies to support an argument? I know, I'm such a terrible person for not supporting rape... please, have mercy. /s

Sure, I would love to live in a society where freedom of expression exists, but that reality is merely a pipe dream. You can't have a free society where a criminal element exists. I am not an enemy of freedom. I do, however, recognize that there is something inherently wrong when a person tries to capitalize on forces that oppose the society in which we live.

If someone wants to create a game that goes beyond the boundries of society, well, so be it from me stopping this person from doing so. Create your game and give it away to the dregs of society. I don't care. I just don't believe the government needs to sanction the portrayal and simulation of heinous crimes that have already been outlawed in society.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Changes Planned
18. Re: WildStar Changes Planned Jan 16, 2015, 11:26 Killswitch
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 12:47:
People talk about that a lot. Do they ever want to do that shit again? HELL NO. No one does. We did it because that was the only option at the time in a very limited market and most of us were in college. This generation of college gamer doesn't have to grind reputation for weeks on end to see the next big thing in their video game because they have options and can always just go play something else that doesn't suck away their will to live.

Making a MMORPG designed for predated notions of what a HARDCORE MMORPG player is was doomed to fail from the beginning because that player only existed because they had no other options. Playing EQ was suffering, but it was that or UO. There was no Hardcore or Casual. Just pain.

Good to see them realize that.

You only speak for yourself and your generation. I see this attitude time and again where people believe that past game ideas have no place in the modern world. This is a perfect example of egocentrism. Just because you have experienced, and are finished with, the original, old-world EQ, that doesn't mean the entirety of the world population has. Why does the gameply of EVERY new game have to devolve until it reaches a "push a button to WIN!" formula?

I played Vanguard less than a year ago and it's the closest I have gotten to the original EQ. I, for one, would like more of it. Let me, and others like me, have that while the rest of you are content with 2 minute flash games that obviously satiate your time.
 
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News Comments > MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers
21. Re: MS: Windows 10 Jan 16, 2015, 10:39 Killswitch
 
Theo wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:45:
Been playing with the technical preview, big improvement on 8/8.1 and seems to have inherited 8/8.1 foot print benefits so thats good. fingers crossed its a step forwards and not backwards.

Seems every other Windows OS is a complete bomb. So I have to ask, while it's no doubt it's a step up from Windows 8, is it a great improvement from 7? I feel like I may be using 7 until EOL, 2020.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2015, 10:34 Killswitch
 
garrywong wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:45:
Man, would you please not link directly to US government websites?
I let my guard down for a second and opened it. Now I will need a new hard disk...

I second this. I would never, knowingly, visit a government site.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
40. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 10:10 Killswitch
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 10:06:
You are advocating censorship. Yeah got that. Bye now. Have fun talking to yourself.

Translation: "Anyone that has an opinion that differs from that of my own is not worth listening to. I will remain steadfast in my ignorance and unwilling to change regardless of any logic involved."

Bye.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
38. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 09:58 Killswitch
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:41:
Here is another reality check for you. God doesnt exist, and yet people murder others in their millions in His name.

Yes, I know that. In fact, everyone knows that. No one is denying that. Do you understand what my contention is here or do you flagrantly disregard messages and just post a bunch of nonsense?
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
37. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 09:52 Killswitch
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:45:
Did you just completely disregard and miss my pont and call me a child rapist?? Its so refreshing when you dont have to argue with anyone anymore while they simply invent their own moral high ground. You dirty Alien loving moral crusader you!

You've accused me of being an alien-lover and insisted I remove my avatar. How did I disregard your point again?
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
36. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 09:47 Killswitch
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:41:
Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:31:
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:06:
You are so fucking full of shit, now remove your Avatar because I HAVE OBJECTIONS OF A GAME WHERE A HOSTILE AI ABDUCTS AND MURDERS AN ENTIRE SHIP'S CREW INCLUDING WHOLE FAMILIES, CHILDREN, MOTHERS AND MONKEYS!!! Ohhh the humanity!!

Reality check--aliens don't exist, murderers and rapists do.

Remove your offensive Avatar or else!!

Here is another reality check for you. God doesnt exist, and yet people murder other in His name.

Show me proof that alien abductions, murders, rapes or any other extraterrestrial crimes occurred and I will have absolutely no problem with removing my avatar.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
33. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 09:37 Killswitch
 
harlock wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:32:
And what makes you the person to decide what those boundaries are? In what way are you qualified to lead human society as a whole?

I don't write laws that govern society and I'm confused as to why you would think that I do.

As I've said, society dictates what is and isn't allowable. With regards to the post I originally replied, rape is a "touchy subject" within society. I did not choose for this to be the case, although, I do posess something called empathy and I can imagine how such a crime affects its victims.

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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
31. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 09:31 Killswitch
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:06:
You are so fucking full of shit, now remove your Avatar because I HAVE OBJECTIONS OF A GAME WHERE A HOSTILE AI ABDUCTS AND MURDERS AN ENTIRE SHIP'S CREW INCLUDING WHOLE FAMILIES, CHILDREN, MOTHERS AND MONKEYS!!! Ohhh the humanity!!

Reality check--aliens don't exist, murderers and rapists do.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
30. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 09:29 Killswitch
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 08:51:
Do you define it by your own personal standards? Are you God? Are you Better than everyone else? Do you feel that the cartoonists in Paris had it coming to them for making fun of God, Jesus and Mohammad? I find your comment on the whole offensive and would like nothing more than for it to be removed and censored. Lucky for you there is this thing called the Constitution protecting your rights to say stupid shit like that with complete impunity. Lucky bastard....

I define it by societal standards. The values that democratic nations hold as a society.

Am I God? Am I better than anyone else? Are you serious when you ask these questions? Am I God when I speak out against the rape of a child? No, I'm merely expressing the values that are held by current society. Does one have to be God to have human empathy? I wouldn't think so.

Do I think Charlie Hebdo employees had it coming to them? No, of course not. They were fully in the right when they published illustrations since the the publications were not disallowed by the society in which they were published.

You find what I said offensive? I don't see how, but it doesn't matter what you think. It doesn't even matter or what I think. What matters is the opinion of a democratic society as a whole.

"[P]rotecting your rights to say stupid shit like that with complete impunity." You don't have to remind me that there's never any shortage of people, like you, who will defend those capitalizing on products that simulate and allow others to engage in crimes such as rape and murder. I'm always glad the Constitution is there for people like you too. Don't you see, we're both victims of the democratic process?

I hate to play the "for the children" card, but by your logic anyone who rapes a child should be allowed to do so because none of us can determine moral from immoral. What you are saying is, no one should be allowed to play God so we should leave the [in]action to the individual. That isn't a society--that's anarchy. There has to be boundaries.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
27. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 09:00 Killswitch
 
Qbex . wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 08:11:
Simple answer is - I've got zero interest in any of those game scenarios you listed and would not buy and play those, same as 99.9% of gamers i reckon.
What you proposing thou is censorship and that is more dangerous then some sick individual fantasy game that no one wants and no one will buy and play.

YOU have zero interests in the game premises I have imagined and YOU believe that "99.9%" of gamers wouldn't be. We both know that that is an arbitrary number that you have conjured up. Although the actual number may not be known, make no mistake, there will be plenty of people playing these games.

What if you were a Jew, a Muslim, an African-American, a victim of rape, or a mother of a child? If games portraying these crimes were freely allowed on the open market, do you believe they are conducive to a healthy society? Is it acceptable for people to capitalize on games where the player engages in the most disturbing of crimes under the guise of "freedom of expression". At least if they were banned, those other profitting from the sales of said games wouldn't be sanctioned by the law.

I would go so far as to say that the very fabric of society was being eroded by the actions of those who develop and defend this sort of objectionable media.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
22. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 07:25 Killswitch
 
Qbex . wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 06:18:
Sure, lets ban every "touchy subject" from entertainment media, lets start from books then films then paintings. Oh and while we're at it who will tell us what is a touchy subject, you ?

Are you suggesting we open the floodgates to any and all games where you play as a character engaged in the most heinous of crimes?

Let me ask you this--how do you feel about a game where you play a Nazi soldier who is personally responsible for carrying out the execution of hundreds of thousands of Jews within a German concentration camp? Your goal: kill as many Jews as possible before the Allies liberate the camp.

Or a game where you play as a self-righteous, post-9/11 hater of Muslims that is on a mission to plan and carry out the murder of dozens of innocent, law-abiding, mosque-attending American citizens in NYC?

Perhaps a game in which you move up through the ranks of the KKK, killing black Americans, with the ultimate goal of becoming Grand Dragon?

Or even a game that first simulates a chatroom where you coax a child into meeting you and then... well, I think you get the idea.

Could you possibly be insinuating that these types of games should be sold? That seemed to be what you had implied. I'm all for the right to freely express yourself, but there really needs to be a line and a democratic society has the responsibility of determining where that line is drawn.

I'm not condoning the Austrailian law. I think that, once a game is made, the cat is out of the bag. No law can exist that will prevent those with the will to acquire such a game from acquiring it. I do, however, believe that those who wish to create such games need to respect the values that represent society at large and use some discretion before deciding to develop them.

I have not played Hotline Miami. I am not making a comment based on an opinion of this particular game. I am only responding to your comment based on the allowance or diallowance of games that contain objectionable content.

With this message, I am now expecting a visit from people with dark sunglasses and earpieces. =)

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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed
88. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed Jan 14, 2015, 13:51 Killswitch
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 13:13:
It's pretty unlikely you'd kill a motherboard just through static discharge on the power button, unless the motherboard was already shorted to the case somehow. We have standoffs and an I/O shield to prevent that. Hell, most cases these days are only partially metal anyway, usually with plastic faces and frames. A properly enclosed metal computer case acts as a Faraday Cage, too.

You may need a Faraday cage for EMFs, but not ESDs.

ESD shouldn't kill a computer by touching the power button as long as:

-the motherboard is grounded to the case
-the case is grounded to the power supply
-the power supply is grounded to the home electrical system
-and the home electrical system has a proper ground

It seems unlikely a MB manufacturer would overlook proper grounding. I would advise checking the other bullet points mentioned.

Also, FWIW, computer cases are NOT Faraday cages. A Faraday cage needs to fully envelop the electrical compoments to shield them from EMFs. I don't think there's any consumer computer case that would fit this requirement.

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News Comments > Universal Combat Advanced Announced
13. Re: Universal Combat Advanced Announced Jan 13, 2015, 10:38 Killswitch
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 10:26:
Dr. Smart is going to want $60,000,000 kickstarted because "that's how much the other guy got!"

Well, he IS a doctor and all. Rotfl
 
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News Comments > Grim Fandango HD This Month; Preorders Underway
7. Re: Grim Fandango HD This Month; Preorders Underway Jan 13, 2015, 09:44 Killswitch
 
Ray Ban wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 09:25:
The original GF was the first Lucasart adventure with "tank" controls and it took some time getting used to. I think I would prefer point and click myself.

Would the player have to move within range of an object prior to interacting with it? If so, that sounds far worse than anything Telltale could conceive.

It's listed on GOG as a "point-and-click", so I'm hoping they develop a control scheme similar to early point-and-click adventures.
 
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