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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Op Ed
56. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 09:03 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 04:32:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 03:24:
Quboid wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 23:28:
This is what happens when you're the sort of person who gets their information from those race realists at the Daily Stormer.

Seriously. This guy literally used an actual neo-Nazi website's "why we're totally not racist" page as his justification, and they used similar "logic" as we see here. Right there below navigation links like "The Jewish Problem", why anti-racism activists are the real racists.

Sorry, having a problem differentiating between the two. Different sides, same coin except that neo-nazi is actually open instead of hiding everything under the bigotry of low expectations. Getting 50pts knocked off admission to a university because of your race is as much bullshit as being give 250pts for your race to get you into it.

Why aren't those black people pulling themselves up by their bootstraps already?

Pointing out that racism affects people - literally worse than the Nazis, according to Mashiki. Because at least Nazis are honest. Advocating for rape porn was a relative high point for him.

Hey Mashiki, what happened to GamerTics? You were so sure that gaming/politics site was trustworthy, yet it all but stopped posting on the 9th Nov. Were you gullible, or were you in on the scam?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
52. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 23:28 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 23:00:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 18:51:

Also, SJWs are the real racists, amirite?

At least the "race realist" is going to tell me they're a "race realist." A SJW is too busy telling the black they're too stupid and need special handouts to succeed in society, while talking over them. And telling the asians they're too smart so they need to be penalized. While proclaiming they're really not as bad, but worse then the opposition they claim to oppose.

This is what happens when you're the sort of person who gets their information from those race realists at the Daily Stormer.

Seriously. This guy literally used an actual neo-Nazi website's "why we're totally not racist" page as his justification, and they used similar "logic" as we see here. Right there below navigation links like "The Jewish Problem", why anti-racism activists are the real racists.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 18:12 Quboid
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 17:27:
Quboid wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 14:19:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 13:40:
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 12:32:
None of you read the article. It's a comedy piece. See that bit there Blue put in (Satire)? You ARE the Facebook crowd, getting bent out of shape because you're too lazy to pay attention.

Or we did read the article and regardless of its satire (or perhaps because of it) it poses interesting questions that maybe should be discussed?

Nearly everyone was talking about PewDiePie, the person being satirised. I think HoSpanky was too lazy to pay attention.

When did I say it wasn't about PDP? Literally every post prior to my first one was about how dumb/wrong the author was, zero of those people read the article before posting, which is Facebook thinking. "I know all I need to from the article title, which I didn't read very clearly". PewDiePie was absolutely the intended "writer" for that article.

You weren't paying attention to the comments, nearly all of which were about PewDiePie. Beamer and MT Silver referred to "Pdp" and Flatline mentioned making 15 million a year. Half Elf can't stand "him", that's surely not referring to a random author who isn't even named in the blurb. Slashman mentions pulled sponsorship, again that's not about Bob Vulfov. VaranDragon and raVen aren't talking about any specific person.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 14:19 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 13:40:
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 12:32:
None of you read the article. It's a comedy piece. See that bit there Blue put in (Satire)? You ARE the Facebook crowd, getting bent out of shape because you're too lazy to pay attention.

Or we did read the article and regardless of its satire (or perhaps because of it) it poses interesting questions that maybe should be discussed?

Nearly everyone was talking about PewDiePie, the person being satirised. I think HoSpanky was too lazy to pay attention.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 14:19 Quboid
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 12:09:
No one is saying (at least I don't think they are) to convict him of a crime. But pulling all his sponsorship and support from the big companies that help prop him up? Sure!

He can freely say what the hell he wants, but he shouldn't expect to be respected for it. Especially when all it is is a man-boy trying to act cool on the internet by getting 'edgy' with racial slurs. What the hell are you thinking when your viewership is primarily made up of children?

He claims to think it's a mainstream media conspiracy. I don't know if he actually believes that, but the pathetic thing is how many people do. Get criticised for repeatedly spewing racist garbage in front of tens of millions of people, mostly children? Yes, it's the evil MSM.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 8, 2017, 12:46 Quboid
 
Pigeon wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 11:35:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 10:20:
Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed

The trio had not yet been informed of the incident, the company said late Thursday.

Yeah, I'm sure they had no idea what was going on, a massive data breach and nobody working their said anything until it was officially announced Rolleyes

I'm sure their Chief Financial Officer has better things to worry about than micromanaging only "very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever". Honestly, you can't expect these people to be on top of every little detail...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 8, 2017, 01:25 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 21:41:
Whaat, utter bullshit clickbait from Ars? Another one bites the dust, I guess...

They're not pulling Star Wars and Marvel films, with Disney starting their own streaming service, they won't be renewing the Netflix deal when it expires in a couple years. In other news, water is wet!

Disney aren't pulling the films, they're just stopping them from being available? That sounds like they're pulling the films.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 2, 2017, 22:12 Quboid
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 2, 2017, 19:15:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 2, 2017, 15:14:
It's no longer spying on you, your habits and what you do if it's in your hand.

To a certain extent it's not: if all the data used to train the AI agent never leaves the phone, and the AI agent (whether it be a recommender or a face recognizer or whatever) is trained on the phone with that data, then the company in question knows no more about you than before you owned the device.

Machine learning on device is a big push right now for exactly this reason: if the ML model can be trained on device, then no sensitive data needs to be sent to, stored, and processed on third party servers. This saves companies money and limits the amount of sensitive data they have to handle, and potentially be liable for. The challenge heretofore has been that the limited computational resources on phones have severely limited the kind and quality of on-device training you can do, but that will probably change substantially in the next 4 or 5 years as both hardware and ML algorithms and ML engineering techniques improve.

Do companies typically actually want this, rather than grabbing as much data as they can?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 30, 2017, 14:59 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 13:28:
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 10:43:
Bullshit! There is no way a wireless mouse's batteries are going to last much more than a week unless they come up with some way to charge them. Any gamer who buys into their hype is going to be sadly disappointed.

I don't waste money on wireless for my desktop anymore. Nothing worse than a battery going dead in the middle of a big fight.

Welcome to the future because they don't run on power hungry tube amps anymore, something about miniaturization.

Great life and great performance has been around for years and it just keep getting better. Take for instance my G602 wireless gaming mouse.
Battery Life
Performance mode: up to 250 hours*
Endurance mode: up to 1440 hours*

*in a blind taste test most gamers would not be able to tell the difference between performance and endurance modes.

Sadly disappointed, not at all.
Amazed by awesome performance with zero lag, no connectivity issues and great battery life, YES.

I haven't had a problem with a wireless device shutting off unexpectedly for years. Even my gaming mouse (Logitech G700s) lasts long enough for a gaming session and gives plenty of warning before it dies. That is in a low power mode, because I also can't tell the difference (making me think the performance modes are gimmicks and no one actually needs their mouse to report 1000 times a second).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2017, 02:07 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 17:03:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 13:32:
Fox News pulled off the air in Britain
What took them so long?

LOL, "Fox News failed to attract an audience... A few thousand viewers per day."

Why is it that Brits are so much smarter than we are?

We've got tabloids instead. Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Daily Star, and The Sun are the main ones.

AFAIK the Fox News broadcast was just the American one, so it was never going to be of much interest. Murdock wants to buy Sky, including Sky News, which would give him much more influence. He claims Sky News will be independent but obviously that's bullshit.
 
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News Comments > X4: Foundations Announced
1. Re: X4: Foundations Announced Aug 28, 2017, 10:35 Quboid
 
Sounds good, they seem to have learned from Rebirth's mistakes ... but I don't think I'll preorder.

 
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News Comments > The Guild 3 Early Access Next Month
4. Re: The Guild 3 Early Access Next Month Aug 24, 2017, 01:24 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 11:17:
Steam entry is here, with (very early) screenshots
http://store.steampowered.com/app/311260/The_Guild_3/

Developer is GolemLabs though.. who made.. exactly nothing for a decade. So I doubt they have the technical skills to make a decent engine, let alone a bug-free scripting system ;/

Good, I hate it when sequels change the spirit of a game.

I played a load of Europa: The Guild in local multiplayer back in the day. Lots of fun, despite being incredibly rough. Never got around to playing The Guild 2 much but it seemed like more of the same, in both good and bad ways. This is one I'll probably pick up if the initial reaction is good.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 23, 2017, 14:10 Quboid
 
It's also at gamers' expense, but let's not let that stop us from jumping on the guy trying to help.

Doesn't his 30% cut include making the freaking Unreal engine? That's a completely different service to app stores.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
35. Re: Into the Black Aug 23, 2017, 11:21 Quboid
 
I see what you mean about it not really being a slippery slope because this is already happening, I had misunderstood.

There's always going to be extreme situations that society won't accept. Yes it is abused, but the more I think about it the less I can see any alternative. We should and we do try to make the best of the unavoidable situation, because the alternative is to complain that reality doesn't fit our ideology - which is all "fake news" means now. Trump has done a genuinely good job of converting that phrase from referring to deliberate lies designed to fool gullible people into voting for him, to referring to inconvenient reality that should change to suit our opinions.
 
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News Comments > Anno 1800 Revealed
5. Re: Anno 1800 Revealed Aug 22, 2017, 16:49 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 22, 2017, 15:50:
Quboid wrote on Aug 22, 2017, 12:44:
I like the past settings much more than the future ones so this is a good start. I hope it's not a more linear, story-driven game this time.

Random maps, story mode inside the endless mode like in 2205, but aside that, enemy AI on the same world, ship battles, diplomacy and trading

Game is not yet feature complete though, some things may end up out some may end up in.. we'll see I guess. Also far as I understand, that means no story driven mini-campaigns with specific goals, but (real) multi-stage long-term monuments are back

That at least, say the German Anno guys that played the alpha before GamesCom

Good! I just want a custom skirmish mode on a single map. If they want to build a plot around this, that can work out fine for me. I got the impression the future ones, 2070 and 2250, were more the other way around, the story-telling dictated everything else.
 
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News Comments > Anno 1800 Revealed
2. Re: Anno 1800 Revealed Aug 22, 2017, 12:44 Quboid
 
I like the past settings much more than the future ones so this is a good start. I hope it's not a more linear, story-driven game this time.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
29. Re: Into the Black Aug 21, 2017, 01:40 Quboid
 
This has been an interesting read. I'm torn on this issue. I'd like to back Orogogus's dogmatic point of view were privately held views and actions outside of work are ignored, and that it is a slippery slope. However, I feel like in the real world, Beamer's pragmatism will win out.

An employer isn't going to fire half their employees because these employees don't like a Nazi. Even if it's just one; "Sorry Mrs. Goldberg but because you gave the stink eye to the Nazi who celebrates your grandparents getting incinerated, we're going to have to let you go" ... I don't think so. There are always limits.

So then the slippery slope is inevitable, and if it can't be avoided it needs to be managed. How? The only way I can think of is laws in line with society's sensibilities; and judges, lawyer fees, loopholes, and all jazz.

Orogogus, what about criminals? Should past crimes, with punishment served, be ignored? Or does the fact that the person acted on their problematic beliefs prove that they are a risk?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
22. Re: Into the Black Aug 19, 2017, 19:11 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 23:47:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 16:07:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 03:42:
And it doesn't help if you just wanna fight terrorism, you have to fight anti-fa, which is the primary reason so much hate exists nowadays against cops as well.

Are you joking? Seriously, you think 'antifa' is the reason people hate the police? People hate and fear the police in the US because they are often racist, murderous criminals, who treat civilians as the enemy. Most US citizens don't have a clue what/who antifa even is.

Ps.: I think doxxing is equal to any other hate crime.

*Eyeroll*

I don't condone doxxing, but saying it's equal to lynchings, murders, bombings etc. is ridiculous.

The false equivalency shit is getting out of hand.

In Germany, AntiFA is anti-establishment, anti any-goverment structure. So yeah. They are worse than Nazi's. Nazis just wanna be racist without being stopped and get violent when they do get stopped, Anti-FA would happily kill cops or anyone in governmental power just to make a point. Google RAF , but beyond that you'd need to speak German to understand where I am coming from there. Needless to say, ANTIFA is a terror organization. They thing they stand above the law, they attack anyone they don't agree with, and just because ANTIFA calls someone a Nazi does not mean he/she is one. ANTIFA isn't beyond calling it's own people NAZIS....

And secondly, Doxxing ruins peoples lives fundamentally, they live in constant fear, they need police protection, need to move, change jobs, change identity and not just them, but their families, children and relatives too. To me that is a far worse hate-crime than murder. Murder doesn't hurt the dead person much beyond that, doxxing hurts you an entire life.

I am curious, what part of doxxing isn't a hate crime to you.

Antifa don't seem to see the hypocrisy of violently suppressing anyone they declare to be fascist. Are Antifa considered left-wing in Germany? They seem more like anarchists to me, I'm not sure if the connection is invented to demonise the left or they are far-left.

I agree with the Antifa criticism but not your doxxing view. It seems to me to be miles away from murder. Does it even cause long-term problems? (The reason one got doxxed might, like employers knowing you're a Nazi, but does the doxxing its self?)
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines - Concerts Released
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2017, 18:55 Quboid
 
LiTh wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 12:42:
So of the dozen DLC which are ones are must have from a gameplay standpoint?

The proper expansion packs are Mass Transit, After Dark, Snowfall, Natural Disasters (in descending order of importance). I'm not sure any of those are must-have. The most important features of these expansions were in the accompanying free patches. It's the workshop that makes this game, I presently have about 100 mods and 1000 assets (buildings, trees, etc).

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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Into the Black Aug 18, 2017, 08:21 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 03:42:
The most absurd thing is that I can't even disagree with Trump. He said there are bad people on both sides, violent people on both sides, and that is a fact.

Yes, it's more his false equivalence that I object to, he said that to appeal to white supremacists. This was a white supremacist march, where everyone was either literally a Nazi or close enough to be willing to march along side them. There were no fine people. So the counter-protest was anti-Nazi and anti-white supremacist. These weren't all fine people, but they were all there for a good cause. These are only equal to Nazi sympathisers.
 
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