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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
25. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 18:21 Quboid
 
I've had two games running at once both by choice and by mistake. When I was deep in my Cities Skylines addiction, I would switch out and play a quick game of FIFA for a change of pace.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 16:43 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 16:35:
What are the benefits to public research?

Unbiased, not-for-profit research. It isn't a 'benefit', eliminating profit-motivated bias is the single defining feature of public funding.

Also... Research is really expensive. The only reason we know stuff like climate change is a real thing is because of publicly funded research. Otherwise, you'd just have to take BigOil's word for it.

It's hard to get businesses to research things that don't have profit potential. No business will spend billions looking for the Higgs boson, for example, because no one knows how to make money out of it yet.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 16:35 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 16:20:
What are the benefits to public research? [...] If, for example, the government cured cancer tomorrow do you really think they'd be curing everyone for free?

No, but people dying of cancer would get cured. It could be better, but to think there's no benefit because there's no profit is rather perverse.

The headline is fine, it's obvious what "in the Trump administration" means. A headline isn't supposed to spell out the entire article. That's what the article is for.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 15:15 Quboid
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 14:53:
A stream of consciousness ... some speculative questions:

Is the Constitution so well-written that it won't permit a tyranny by a single branch of government - or by two branches - or by all three? Is the 'rule of law' fundamental and unbreakable? If so, how so? Besides the written words, what makes the system capable of check & balancing itself if a single political party dominates the entire government? If a single political party rules over the executive, legislative, and judiciary branches, can the Bill of Rights be guaranteed?

This is what goes on in my head.

https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/trial-balloon-for-a-coup-e024990891d5#.fvjyu4jy7

But hey, lets do nothing because some other people did nothing. Which makes them hypocrites, but not us somehow.
 
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56. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 11:41 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 11:33:
Quboid wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 11:31:
Retired, descender is referring to what you're parroting and your attitude, not directly what you said. I know it's terrible that everyone calls people like you racist but look at your fucking country. What the fuck are you idiots doing? If you're not condemning this, you deserve all the hurtful names you get.

Being descended from immigrants clearly doesn't stop people having a problem with immigrants.

I was attacked for merely pointing out how ridiculous the hypocrisy is. Believe me, I want nothing more than to break the 2 party system, but there is to much money involved. Won't happen in my lifetime.

You consistently complain about one of these parties and quote dodgy media sources that tend to support the other one. Just because you don't like the 2 party system doesn't mean you're not biased.
 
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53. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 11:31 Quboid
 
Retired, descender is referring to what you're parroting and your attitude, not directly what you said. I know it's terrible that everyone calls people like you racist but look at your country. What the hell are you idiots doing? If you're not condemning this - and you're not, you're engaged in an epic game of whataboutery - you deserve all the hurtful names you get.

Being descended from immigrants clearly doesn't stop people having a problem with immigrants.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 09:44 Quboid
 
The [/url] needs to be on the same line as the [url] tag.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 09:16 Quboid
 
Retired, you're doing what you're complaining about - doing nothing because it's your team doing it now.

Obama did get criticised but that was very different circumstances as you obviously know.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 29, 2017, 19:51 Quboid
 
Steve Bannon's SCOTUS replacement could mess up your country for generations. I just hope the far right is destroyed in the process.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jan 28, 2017, 15:45 Quboid
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 15:10:
He doesn't use an unsecured phone. If he did he could be tracked by it. It's a modified crypto phone. FFS stop with the #fakenews Blue.

"It"?

Which one of his phones are you referring to?
 
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3. Re: etc., etc. Jan 27, 2017, 22:44 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 21:33:
no harassment from GG supporters. In two instances, the "victims of GG" were harassed by people in their inner circle, and one case had no jurisdiction.

Where does it say that?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2017, 15:28 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 15:02:
Quboid wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 14:49:
Oh this can't be true. Maybe it isn't. It's just too perfect.
Yeah... I'm not believing that without some better evidence....

Yes, it would be nice but it's not confirmed and the White House image probably isn't directly from the White House.

Now WaPo says it's not true. Of course Trump says WaPo isn't true, so I suppose Trump will claim this is true. Which will confirm that it's not.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2017, 14:49 Quboid
 
Trump has picture photoshopped to give him bigger hands, White House pic compared to Getty original

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Oh this can't be true. Maybe it isn't. It's just too perfect.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 27, 2017, 00:10 Quboid
 
Many people masturbate to Cyant's mother and sister?

Well I hear she's a lovely person
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
38. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 26, 2017, 10:17 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 09:41:
Quboid wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 09:32:
What do you think the reason is why there are no conservatives willing or able to debate on here?


He's a shining example, isn't he?


I didn't actually mean that sarcastically but ... yeah

I'd like more opinions on here but the conservatives who do post on political threads are frankly idiots, often barely literate. I don't know if the intelligent ones feel the outnumbered by liberals, frustrated by the idiots, or they just have their heads in their hands these days - clowns to the left of them, jokers to the right.
 
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35. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 26, 2017, 09:32 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 09:03:
Seeing the same 5 posters just jerk each other off in these threads is losing its amusement value

TRUMP

FAKE NEWS

THE RIGHT

HURRRRNNNNNNGGGGHHHH.

What do you think the reason is why there are no conservatives willing or able to debate on here?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
30. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 25, 2017, 16:26 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 15:46:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 13:23:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 24, 2017, 19:52:
Timmeh approved facts:

Nothing that has ever happened or will ever happen was as great as Donald Trump’s inauguration.
SNIP
Donald Trump is the star. People love him.
He won the popular vote, too.

Now the poor sod will think that the wapo posts real news. snicker
We already know that he can't tell the difference.


...

I mean, you just posted a humorous (or, if you will, "humorous") op/ed piece by a comedy writer. Every newspaper in the country has similar columnists writing similar things.

That anyone is passing that off as proof of the Washington Post making things up just means they don't understand news.

I don't think RedEye9 is. He means Timmeh will mistake it for real *because* it's made up - like the rest of what Timmeh believes, albeit for different reasons. "Comedy", rather than propaganda.
 
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26. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 25, 2017, 09:13 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 08:20:
nin wrote on Jan 24, 2017, 19:35:
Quboid wrote on Jan 24, 2017, 19:09:
There's been a few of them lately, idiots who post nonsense and bail. I hope they get banned for griefing because they just make actual discussion harder, even when ignored. I wonder how many people are discouraged from posting because they think this sort of mentality is typical.

Maybe I should ignore them. They're certainly not worth more than a derisory comment.

Report it all, only way to get rid of them.


Report what? Timmeh might be a trash can poster but hes just posting his opinion and didn't violate the rules. I'm not going to report a post because it doesn't agree with my mindset, that's some fucking echo chamber shit. Educate the guy, ignore him or move past it.

I'd rather not go down that route but griefing is against the rules and we can't educate people who bail. It's not posts that I don't agree with, it's posts which make actual discussion harder, even when ignored. Posts that create an echo chamber.
 
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21. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 24, 2017, 19:09 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Jan 24, 2017, 16:14:
That's the most transparent baiting I've ever seen and somehow people are responding as if it was serious discourse and trying to one up him.

*shakes head*

There's been a few of them lately, idiots who post nonsense and bail. I hope they get banned for griefing because they just make actual discussion harder, even when ignored. I wonder how many people are discouraged from posting because they think this sort of mentality is typical.

Maybe I should ignore them. They're certainly not worth more than a derisory comment.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 24, 2017, 10:51 Quboid
 
Vagina hats, oh my how scandalous.

That was in reaction to Trump bragging about sexual assault so what's the problem here? Trump is so disgusting that to even reference his actions is sick and twisted?
 
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