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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Serves Microsoft right Oct 9, 2013, 21:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 9, 2013, 20:10:
A good company doesn't always listen to its customers, though. Again, it drives me nuts when people say otherwise. Yeah, for some things you need to, but for other things you need to trust that your engineers know better than your customers. Customers hate change, customers hate new ideas, customers have no clue what they want, customers don't stop and think about how and why they use things.

A company that trusts its customers over its engineers ends up with The Homer car.

The problem is more that the Microsoft engineers aren't making good decisions, or whomever is making the decisions is listening to the wrong motivation.

I'm thinking that XBone sales are going to show that people do know what they don't want.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 5, 2013, 21:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Choobeastia wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 20:37:
What I hear from this? "NSA has great success cracking Tor, plants honeypot story."
Maybe that's just what they want you to hear...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
47. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Oct 3, 2013, 23:59 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 3, 2013, 08:26:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 3, 2013, 02:35:
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 2, 2013, 11:52:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 15:56:

I don't like either party, but in the case of the financial crisis, Republicans deserve a much larger portion of the blame.


So Bush repealed the Glass–Steagall act and forced banks to loan to people who never should have gotten said loans in the first place since they couldn't afford them? Clinton and the democrats are the major reason the housing bubble burst. Yet it's the republicans fault, just like the gov shut down is the republicans fault, just like the Senate failing to vote on a budget is the republicans fault. ETC ETC ETC

Notice a trend there? Everything is always the big bad evil republicans! damn them! /shakes fist
Actually, no, I wasn't even talking about Glass-Steagall, I was talking about things like the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, and other atrocities, likely to have Phil Gramm's fingerprints on them. I don't think you have looked any further into this than maybe the CRA and just decided that it's all the Dems' fault. You really should do a LOT more reading on the subject.

The Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA) is United States federal legislation that officially ensured the deregulation of financial products known as over-the-counter derivatives. It was signed into law on December 21, 2000 by President Bill Clinton.

And?
I never said the Dems had nothing to do with it. But this was a bill authored, pushed and sponsored by Republicans. It passed during Clinton's lame duck period in a Republican-controlled Congress. Care to tell me again how the Republicans aren't primarily responsible for that?

It was not the only piece of legislation they pushed for that enabled all the Wall St. crap either. So yes, both parties are responsible, but the Rs did far more to allow this stuff to happen.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 3, 2013, 10:19 Wowbagger_TIP
 
If it's realism they're going for, then maybe only the losers should be tried for their crimes. Don't worry guys, you'll respawn in like 20 years  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
44. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Oct 3, 2013, 02:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 2, 2013, 11:52:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 15:56:

I don't like either party, but in the case of the financial crisis, Republicans deserve a much larger portion of the blame.


So Bush repealed the Glass–Steagall act and forced banks to loan to people who never should have gotten said loans in the first place since they couldn't afford them? Clinton and the democrats are the major reason the housing bubble burst. Yet it's the republicans fault, just like the gov shut down is the republicans fault, just like the Senate failing to vote on a budget is the republicans fault. ETC ETC ETC

Notice a trend there? Everything is always the big bad evil republicans! damn them! /shakes fist
Actually, no, I wasn't even talking about Glass-Steagall, I was talking about things like the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, and other atrocities, likely to have Phil Gramm's fingerprints on them. I don't think you have looked any further into this than maybe the CRA and just decided that it's all the Dems' fault. You really should do a LOT more reading on the subject.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
42. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Oct 1, 2013, 15:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 08:58:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 30, 2013, 23:55:
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 30, 2013, 22:51:
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 30, 2013, 20:08:
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 29, 2013, 20:09:
Funny that even when the liberals have all 3 branches they still accomplish nothing, yet the republicans still get all the blame. Wonder why that is?


Cool story, too bad it isn't true in the sense that they actually would control all three. They don't have the house. Anything less than all 3 is gridlock and typically if it is 2 Dem - 1 Rep it's always gridlock. If it were 1 dem and 2 rep, that has proven to work much better.


To the other poster we all get both sides are a mess. File it under "lesser of two evils".

For the first two years of Obama's presidency they had both the house and senate. Still got zero done. The republicans also got the blame for that as well.
That's crap as well. They had maybe a few months of actual control due to some congresspeople not able to be present for various reasons. Oh, and having to clean up the wreck of an economy that Bush left us with. (I just threw that in since you seem to like wild over-generalization and over-simplifications when you're not just outright lying).

Bush left a mess for sure, Clinton got the ball rolling on the recession however in multiple ways. Junior was just left holding the bag when it exploded so of course he's going to get 100% of the blame.
However here's what gets me, how many more terms does Obama need to have in office before he's a tiny bit responsible? As for your fact check bullshit on the messiah's promises, when you put things like the cost of college as a win in Obama's book and something he's fulfilled as a campaign promise among others, make sure it's true. College tuitions certainly aren't going down.

Both parties suck, Republicans would spend us into bankruptcy at a slightly smaller rate than the Democrats yet either way we're not following the Constitution at all.

While I don't disagree that the Democrats share some of the blame for the financial mess, they were only a part of it. The Republicans took the ball and ran with it, paving the way to make all the ridiculous crap we saw the banks doing essentially legal. It would be one thing if they had called the Dems on what they did and fixed it. But it's quite another to call them on it and then proceed to make things 100x worse. Had they not deregulated practically everything involved in the disaster, the banks wouldn't have been able to do nearly as much damage as they did. AIG would not have been handed a license to print money, and we wouldn't have been held hostage by Wall St., demanding that we bail them out or see the country burn. Funny how they only care about moral hazard when it's not their livelihoods on the line.

Oh, and Junior didn't just get stuck holding the bag. He was very much a contributor, both in giving Wall St. anything and everything they ask for, and in racking up a shitload of debt for no good reason.

RollinThundr wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 08:58:
Instead of pissing all over the document that makes this country great perhaps we should start honoring the fucking thing.
That's just a meaningless platitude. Neither party gives a damn about what the Constitution says when they're serving their benefactors. They both have a long history of undermining and finding loopholes in parts that they find inconvenient at the time. Each one just pays somewhat more attention to certain parts that their base cares more about. Even then, that only applies as far as it gets them re-elected.

I don't like either party, but in the case of the financial crisis, Republicans deserve a much larger portion of the blame.


 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
39. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Sep 30, 2013, 23:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 30, 2013, 22:51:
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 30, 2013, 20:08:
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 29, 2013, 20:09:
Funny that even when the liberals have all 3 branches they still accomplish nothing, yet the republicans still get all the blame. Wonder why that is?


Cool story, too bad it isn't true in the sense that they actually would control all three. They don't have the house. Anything less than all 3 is gridlock and typically if it is 2 Dem - 1 Rep it's always gridlock. If it were 1 dem and 2 rep, that has proven to work much better.


To the other poster we all get both sides are a mess. File it under "lesser of two evils".

For the first two years of Obama's presidency they had both the house and senate. Still got zero done. The republicans also got the blame for that as well.
That's crap as well. They had maybe a few months of actual control due to some congresspeople not able to be present for various reasons. Oh, and having to clean up the wreck of an economy that Bush left us with. (I just threw that in since you seem to like wild over-generalization and over-simplifications when you're not just outright lying).
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
34. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Sep 30, 2013, 19:59 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 30, 2013, 07:28:
It's also funny for all the promises Obama made during campaign mode. He's fulfilled zero of them. Oh wait he's still in campaign mode? Halfway through his 2nd term? You don't say?
You're lying.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/

Axis wrote on Sep 30, 2013, 07:53:
Yes Obama/dems stole the idea and made it into a FEDERAL monster in disguise with the purpose of single-payer -- Obama's ultimate goal. Just do s simple comparison search and you'll find many significant differences, none of which should have been implemented state-wide.
If you can't even do your own homework, why do you expect anyone to care about the crap you're spewing?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
26. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 27, 2013, 20:10 Wowbagger_TIP
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
25. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 27, 2013, 20:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 15:54:
I don't even want to know what happened here, do I?

I really have no idea. It was a discussion about the ACA, but it didn't seem any more heated than any other similar discussion around here, and those don't usually get blown away. I don't think there were even any personal attacks really. At least not in the ones I was responding to.
 
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3. Re: etc., etc. Sep 24, 2013, 09:19 Wowbagger_TIP
 
dj LiTh wrote on Sep 24, 2013, 08:20:
WTF? That Rome2 'article' started my torrent client?
Happens a lot to me on Blues when I browse from my phone. Don't have Noscript or any other nice plugins there. I just cancel adding the torrent and move on though. Haven't had any issues yet aside from the annoyance. Not sure where the torrents are coming from though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 13, 2013, 14:00 Wowbagger_TIP
 
A shitty control mechanism that is objectively inferior for certain types of games (read: games requiring a decent degree of precision) is a pretty good reason to favor the PC.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Sep 3, 2013, 22:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 3, 2013, 21:58:
Krahulik is right. He should have never bent to any group (I don't care what group or what cause)... That's his style, that's Penny-Arcade's style, they don't need to shape their material. If someone has a problem with it they're free to stop being fans.

If you look hard enough for something to be offended by, you can certainly find it. The whole dickwolves thing was just ridiculous. Makes me want to buy one of the Dickwolves shirts they were selling, just to further enrage those that want to be enraged.
 
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