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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
40. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2012, 20:32 yuastnav
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 20:20:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 19:43:
Since being gay is not a question of taste but one of biology it would be advisable to drop the theories that have been falsified.
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And don't forget: Humans are not born with a specific set of morals or ethics so no one is born a homophobe. You become one.

Actually, no human being is born gay (or straight), either. Sexual attraction is developed during puberty. There is no consensus on the origin of same-sex attraction... and there are certainly no peer reviewed studies that have identified a biological "cause" of same-sex attraction. While biology might very well play a role, you are channeling your beliefs here... not facts.

At least you admit that this is about changing other people's morals. I applaud your honesty. Why you feel qualified to impose your morality on others, I don't know...

In a world where no one cared about sexuality, we wouldn't have gaming groups dedicated to certain sexualities. But obviously some people do care.


It does not really matter when sexual attraction is developed. Every person is wired in a certain way and some of these things only take effect at a certain age. Some may be prone to fall to some illness easier than others, some are fated to develop a condition with a higher probability etc. and some are born gay, others straight, other asexual and what not.

And yes, it is about morals. There is no such thing as immorality, only morality that differs form the morality of a certain individual or a group (i.e. society).
Humans differ from animals slightly in the sense that they have reason and morals are a function of that reason. It is a credo and a curse.
Though homophobia is a result of morality. Without morals homophobia would not exist (for that see other animals).
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
35. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2012, 19:43 yuastnav
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 11:37:
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But do those who believe that what they do is not normal have to be silenced? Do those who don't agree have to acknowledge and approve?
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Since being gay is not a question of taste but one of biology it would be advisable to drop the theories that have been falsified.
It's not really about silencing those who believe otherwise but at such a point the belief that being gay is not normal just becomes irrational and is therefore probably ascribable to bigotry and hate.

Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 11:37:
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Would you agree that a person who feels that gay behavior is not normal has just as much right to speak about it in the public square? To create places where they feel able to gather and feel "safe" in their opinions? Of course, there would be consequences. Would you support someone being fired or their business being boycotted because they support gay marriage? So how about Chick-Fil-A?
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Again, at this point it just begins to be irrational hatred. The problem is that such people would want to reduce the rights of those they do not like, in this case gay people. Since we probably should live in a society that procures equality to all people who are born with a number of specific traits (like gender, sex, sexuality etc.) such an opinion is misplaced. There is no such thing as "gay behaviour", it's "human behaviour".

Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 11:37:
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My biggest problem with those who wish to show how much "better" they are than everyone else through their "tolerance" is that they are just hypocrites. Discussion of social issues (especially stuff having to do with gay issues) usually ends up being free-speech-for-me-but-not-for-thee.
[...]

There is nothing to discuss. You are a bigot who doesn't think all people are equal. Others do not agree with you.
My, my, that is very undemocratic of you.

Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 14:10:
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You can believe anything you want about the origin of human sexuality... but it's not race.
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Thank you for this magnificent revelation.

Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 14:10:
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When a black man walks into a store, his race is evident.
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Of course it is. A homo sapiens, just like every other human being.

Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 14:10:
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But a polygamist? A boy who loves his sister (in a carnal sense)? A heterosexual? How do you know that?
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Uhm, what? Those are all things we as rational human beings should be able to control. Something like being black or gay is not something you can control. You are being rather illogical here.

Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 14:10:
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The fact is that this particular community wants special consideration.
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They don't want special consideration. That special consideration actually comes not from their own doing but from people who hate gays. Homophobes are the ones who force that special consideration on them because if we lived in a world where no one cared about what sexuality you were such a special consideration would not exist.

Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 14:10:
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But if I say I'm an atheist, they might call me a godless commie that'll burn in hell. If I identify as a Christian, they might call me a Jesus freak. Should we deplore that kind of language (since some of you use that kind of insult all the time on Blues), especially since I self-identified? What if I said I was from West Virginia... should we ban the terms red-neck or sister-humper?
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Yes, those are all things you chose to be. For whatever reason.


And don't forget: Humans are not born with a specific set of morals or ethics so no one is born a homophobe. You become one.
 
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News Comments > Grid 2 Announced
11. Re: Grid 2 Announced Aug 8, 2012, 11:22 yuastnav
 
Creston wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 10:43:
wtf_man wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 10:18:
Before you all get too excited...

There's no cockpit / driver view in this one.

Just FYI.

I always drove from a 3rd person perspective anyway, so that doesn't bother me. I know purists will argue that you're not really "doing it right" unless you drive from a cockpit view, but games just never get the cockpit view right. Instead of making you feel like you're behind the driving wheel, to me it always feels like you're instead sitting in the middle of the back-seat.

Creston

Driving in the cockpit view would only make sense if you were to play a real simulator with wheel and everything and Grid is more of an arcade game so there's nothing wrong with the third person view.
Though that is just my opinion.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pre-purchases
2. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pre-purchases Aug 7, 2012, 17:58 yuastnav
 
Yeah, would be good to know if it's any good. I mean the price looks reasonable enough but then again I do hope that they will let in the priority players for PS2 in a few weeks, so...

Surely someone here was in the beta. So how do the weapons feel etc?
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta Beginning; Steam Confirmed
4. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Beginning; Steam Confirmed Aug 6, 2012, 17:15 yuastnav
 
Well, at least you'll be getting in earlier. :p
I guess I should be just glad that I got a priority key through the key exchange program but I don't think I'll be able to play PS2 before September.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
25. Re: Upcoming blues news headline Aug 6, 2012, 06:14 yuastnav
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 05:53:
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Im not sure there is a way back, it simply costs too much money and resources to develop a game that supports both OpenGL AND DirectX. Its quite obvious where most developers will turn to, since currently the market share of Linux is negligible.
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People keep saying that but is it actually true?
I'd really love to hear some numbers on that one, I've never even seen approximations.
From what I understand the problem is not just OpenGL versus DirectX (actually it should be Direct3D because afaik DirectX is also responsible for sound and what not while OpenGL is just an api for video) but also things like sound systems (which is still a bit of a problem because there are so many flavours like OSS, Alsa, pulseaudio etc.) and other technical stuff.


Panickd wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 22:15:
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And I stand by the zealot statement: install what you want on your machine and stick entirely to open source if that's what gets you off but I don't need to hear about how I shouldn't be installing the Nvidia drivers on my machine because they aren't open. There is far too much of that crap in the Linux world and all it does is scare off people who were just looking for a new OS, not a new religion.
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*shrug* I don't know, every time I went to a forum because I had issues with video card drivers I was never told to just install the open source ones.
The NVidia drivers are good, people know that. Yes, they are not open source but not everyone is like Stallmann. Of course a bit more transparency on the side of NVidia would be appreciated but as long as it works well enough I don't see the problem.
Maybe I've just never met these people (these zealots) or maybe I unintentionally avoided them.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
15. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 5, 2012, 19:48 yuastnav
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 19:33:
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What is the Linux world like 10 years from now if the corporate world starts controlling it's development direction? I mean, gaming is a business...and I am not so naive as to even begin to claim otherwise...but there is small business and then there is the corporate world, and the decisions they each make with regards to their customers and their products are very very different.

Not that any of that is completely on topic..just kind of thinking out loud.

Well, if I may divert your attention to this graphic you can see that a lot of the contributions to the kernel is made by paid developers (something similar can be seen here).
If I am not mistaken, though, the kernel is just how the system communicates with the hardware so the only danger would be in unoptimised code.
On the other hand there are a lot of flavours when it comes to Linux so it's not really possible for corporations to "take over Linux", except of course if they would pay them to write a lot of software for that but that would not stop unpaid developers or hobbyists to still release software under the GPL.

So basically there are already corporations involved with Linux, like RedHat, but from what I can see they are doing fine.

Or maybe I misunderstood your point.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Aug 5, 2012, 19:32 yuastnav
 
Yeah, it was 50% off and I actually contemplated buying it for 10 bucks but then I figured that it'll probably be 75% off during the next Christmas sale (hopefully) which is only about four months away. :>  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
13. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 5, 2012, 19:08 yuastnav
 
Alamar wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 17:00:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 16:23:
In other words "Those mean Linux peoplez are not giving me their money. QQ"

Not sure if intentionally ironic or just ignorant...

-Alamar

Well? How much does porting a game to Linux cost, what do you think?
On the other hand it is a little difficult to pay for products that do not exist so maybe I have to take my comment back.


Matshock wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 17:05:
They need to make Linux run in a window- or even in the background.
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That's called a virtual machine and uses up a hell lot of resources.


Panickd wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 18:01:
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More like "Linux peoplez don't buy software that isn't free-as-in-beer."

The zealots do more to kill Linux adoption among the mainstream than anything else. It gets tiring having to tell them "I don't give a fuck I just want something that works" while they are trying to preach at you while simultaneously solving your issue in the most condescending way possible. The whole Linux ecosystem would be much healthier without all the "bible thumper"-like mentality.

Uh-huh. And how did you come to that conclusion? Maybe there are studies that were made that you'd like to share or otherwise reputable sources that prove that indeed all or most people who use Linux would never want to pay for software and are also all the other stuff that you try to label them as.
Linux "just works" as much as Windows does. Hell, I've actually had more issues with Windows 7 than with Debian because that thing is so bloody cumbersome to use. But that is anecdotal evidence and therefore not worth much.
From what I have seen the current Ubuntu is gaudy enough and "just works".
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 5, 2012, 16:23 yuastnav
 
In other words "Those mean Linux peoplez are not giving me their money. QQ"  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally
18. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 4, 2012, 10:46 yuastnav
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Aug 4, 2012, 09:49:
I'm reviewing it. Here's a video of me playing.

Wow, thanks for the review.

I am really glad that I didn't pick it up. Maybe if it's <4USD but the original seems to be so much better.
In my opinion there are a bunch of REALLY sutpid decisions that they made, like not being able to save up money or being able to accelerate or brake.
What were they thinking? :/
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally
13. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 18:55 yuastnav
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 18:25:
I grabbed the remake for my iPhone for free when it initially launched, and I've had no problems with controlling it. Plays quite well, actually. Since it appears to have the same courses as the phone versions, I'm gonna say its likely going to play a lot better with a gamepad. There are a lot of tight curves and odd angles that the keyboard just isn't suitable for.
Seriously people, a 360 controller can be had for $20 (wired), what's the holdup on getting one? There are a lot of games that pretty much demand analog control, and the 360 controller is almost universally supported natively in games. I'm not suggesting you play shooters or rts' with it, but racing games always benefit from the finer control you get with an analog gamepad.

Not everyone is comfortable with a controller, though maybe I am just speaking for me. I cannot use one, it's awkward and sometimes even slightly painful.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally
9. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 16:06 yuastnav
 
ochentay4 wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 16:00:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 15:46:
Yeah, no need to bother with Steam.
I couldn't find the original site, though, so here's another link:
click

This game has been definitely released for free, though.
That link if for the Original Death Rally for DOS, wrapped up in a package compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7. Its not the 2012 reboot.

Uh yeah, that is what SykesN. and SM0k3 have been talking about, right?
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally
7. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 15:46 yuastnav
 
Yeah, no need to bother with Steam.
I couldn't find the original site, though, so here's another link:
click

This game has been definitely released for free, though.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 13:41 yuastnav
 
No demo, huh? I really liked the original but it is better to be very cautious about reboots/remaks and what not these days. :/
Would be good to know whether the handling of the cars is actually any good and whether it's playable with a keyboard.
 
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News Comments > GNU Guru: Linux Steam "Unethical"
56. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 18:03 yuastnav
 
Umbragen wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 18:01:
I've always believed Linux geeks didn't want Linux to succeed on the desktop and this is proof.

m(
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta Imminent
26. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Imminent Jul 31, 2012, 17:02 yuastnav
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 16:57:
It annoys me that I signed up for the beta on the official website as soon as it went live and yet they'd rather give out keys using social marketing sites like Twitter.

I second that sentiment.


Retweeting within 15 seconds while the person has "only" about 700 to 800 followers is apparently to slow. I don't know whether I should have expected that.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta Imminent
12. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Imminent Jul 31, 2012, 13:49 yuastnav
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 11:25:
yuastnav wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 11:19:
I don't even have a beta key. :/
They are giving them away 100~150 at a time on Twitter. That's how I got mine, and it required barely anything from me as far as effort goes.

Thanks for the info, didn't know that.

I don't think the chances are very high, however. I don't check for new tweets very often and since I'm in central Europe chances are that I won't be at my computer when the keys are given away.

I guess I should look for a proper Linux client for twitter (since qwit is crashing, for some reason). [edit: well nvm, the incredibly old debian stable client crashes, the newest version (aug 2010) does not.]

In any case, which tiwtter account do I have to bug about this? The onw mentioned in the post or the one called planetside2? I presume the latter.

This comment was edited on Jul 31, 2012, 13:54.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta Imminent
4. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Imminent Jul 31, 2012, 11:19 yuastnav
 
Basically this is the only game that I want to play right now and I don't even have a beta key. :/  
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News Comments > Microsoft Flight Grounded
1. Re: Microsoft Flight Grounded Jul 26, 2012, 10:39 yuastnav
 
While Microsoft Flight is a fun game and a step in the right direction concerning usability the decision to make it f2p and the really expensive DLC basically killed this game.

Way to go Microsoft. Way to go.
 
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