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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2017, 18:44 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 18:15:

A warrant and wiretap of a suspected terrorist sympathizer and russian synchophant like trumpie is a smart move. Obama, still stirring up shit after retirement.


Not by the White House, that's not their jurisdiction (he said, probably taking RedEye9's comment too seriously).
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
17. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 4, 2017, 18:40 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 17:36:
Quboid wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 15:00:
Do you honestly think that Obama clip is "the same events", i.e. comparable to what Trump and his administration are accused of?

Obama was currently in office. Trump was not. I see that as a huge difference.

For one. I'm trying to figure out what he actually said. Was it:

1) There's an election, I don't want to be distracted
2) There's an election, I want to look tough on you
3) There's an election, the next administration should deal with this according to their mandate. If I win, we can talk.
4) It benefits the US for this to be delayed, so I'm using the election as a "higher authority" gambit.

#2 is the most likely and it is dishonest in that it is misleading the electorate ... in the same way that literally every politician in every political party in every democracy ever does. That's equal to Trump?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
15. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 4, 2017, 15:00 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 11:56:
I think the witch hunting on our current president and giving a pass to the previous is not ok. This website is obviously so pro dems that it needs to be pointed out once in a while there is another side, and both are equally guilty.

I didn't start the thread. I pointed something out from the other side, something people have a hard time looking at....

Again, I don't have a side. But those pretending what is going on is NEW or hasn't been done in the last 8 (or many more) years need a reality check.

Both sides are guilty of plenty, but both sides are not equally guilty. Trump and his administration are worse, it only looks like a witch hunt because much of the criticism also applies to you.

Do you honestly think that Obama clip is "the same events", i.e. comparable to what Trump and his administration are accused of?

This comment was edited on Mar 4, 2017, 15:18.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2017, 13:33 Quboid
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 12:43:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 12:39:
Wow, just when I think it can't get worse. Trump randomly accuses Obama bugging Trump Tower? I can't figure out if he is crazy, a genius, or just has ADD -- probably parts of all three.

He thinks that if he bangs his drum loud enough, people will forget about Pence.

Sad fact: he is right...

He seems to go extra nutty every time his Russian links come up. He just needs to dangle something shiny and people will get distracted.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 4, 2017, 11:02 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 10:49:
Quboid wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 10:45:
Do you honestly think that is "the same events", i.e. comparable to what Trump and his administration are accused of?

Do you think it is OK for any US politician to do what Trump and his administration are accused of?

I don't think it is OK for any of the politicians to do ANYTHING ANY of them are being accused of. The problem with our society is it is "OK" until the other side does it.

Good. I agree, that's very destructive.

Why do you only speak up when it's the Republicans being accused? You have done this before, complained about Democrats who only complain about the other side and it seems blatantly hypocritical when you're doing it to effectively give the Republicans a pass.

Do you think not liking the two-party system means you don't have a side? You don't like the two-party system but you still clearly think one of those parties is worse than the other - just like everyone else.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 4, 2017, 10:45 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 10:36:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 20:17:
SlimRam wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 18:21:
Saboth wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 18:01:
Lock him up!

Republicans' hypocrisy knows no bounds. Half of Trump's administration is using personal email for government business and Trump's using an ancient unsecured phone for communication, while talking about top secret information in public restaurants. Meanwhile Republicans aren't concerned that it seems Trump's entire administration has been in talk with the Russians, while Russia was actively helping him win the election, then after the election, he promised to lift sanctions on them. Hell, that's treason!

#MRGA (Make Russia Great Again)

IOKIYAR (It's okay if you are Republican)

Imagine the same events, but perpetrated by the Democrats. Half the Fox news cast would burst arteries in their temples on air, and the congress would be hold a dozen different impeachment hearings.

Ill just put this right here.....

And some info to go with it.

Do you honestly think that is "the same events", i.e. comparable to what Trump and his administration are accused of?

Do you think it is OK for any US politician to do what Trump and his administration are accused of?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2017, 21:02 Quboid
 
Slick wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 19:10:
You know what, this thought actually cross my mind when I was playing Wildlands.

I mean, they can suck an egg. Name any action movie ever, there's a "bad" country that is sponsoring bad shit going on, usually Russia lol.

But still, GTA calls it "Los Santos". But whole gives a fuck. I like Seth Rogen for keeping North Korean references intact with his movie. I read an interview where he described thinking about changing the name to a fake country. And then he was like: "fuck it, everyone knows what we're talking about, we're not children, our audience isn't children"

I thought that too, and likewise don't actually feel bad for them.

The map in Arma 3 is called Altis but it is based on the Greek island Lemnos, and was to be named after it until the developers decided to make it fictional. A couple of developers got arrested for spying in Greece so perhaps that's why they didn't want to upset Greek authorities.
 
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News Comments > LG VR HMD Specs
4. Re: LG VR HMD Specs Mar 1, 2017, 22:45 Quboid
 
By comparison, the Rift and Vive are 1080 x 1200, 90hz, 110 FOV. Only the resolution is higher.

I hope the next generation is 4K/90hz/120 FOV.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 18:00 Quboid
 
whitelined wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 17:39:
Usually you make reference to loony boi's Oscar picks, but not this year, and can't find anything on his tumblr either.

Is that tonight? Who's up for Most Ham-Fisted Political Comment?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 11:22 Quboid
 
I am livid. LIVID! How do we claim compensation?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 24, 2017, 23:15 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 01:53:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 23:40:
Dacote wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 21:20:
When a fox "no-news" talking head dies i just don't feel sad. I must be broken on the inside. sniff

Colmes was one of the three or four token Fox News liberals. Back in the Bush administration, Hannity's show was called "Hannity and Colmes" and the two of them would discuss the politics of the day. Colmes always came across as a genuinely nice guy, with a keen sense of humor.

Yeah, he was the token liberal on Fox. And he did seem really nice. 66 seems too young. Probably done in by all the stress of working at Fox all those years. Either that, or the election of Trump. Poor guy. RIP.

What's the deal with Shepard Smith, is he a token? Every time I hear him (which is very rarely) he sounds all sensible and stuff. Very odd.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 24, 2017, 23:12 Quboid
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 17:43:
Today, I hopped on my mower, mowed my acre and a half lawn, got all my vegetables planted as we have an early spring, played with my dog, and chatted with my neighbor as he had come down the road when I was out getting the mail. He lives just a hair over a mile down the road from me. Outside of him, I didn't see another living human being today. It was quiet outside of the normal noises of nature and the breeze.

Very nice. I'd like to retire early, get a place like that and open a cat sanctuary for some of the many cats in re-homing centres that are too old or ill to be adopted.

I'm happy with small town living (100K pop, not sure if that's small town but it's no NY). Important things are close; rural walks, supermarket, city centre, emergency services, all within 15 minutes. Somewhere a bit larger with more specialist shops would be nice but some of you guys' comments about city life sound horrible to me. $3K/m rent for 1 bedroom, for example.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
39. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 24, 2017, 17:49 Quboid
 
OK, I updated my graphics card drivers for the first time in I don't know how long, and rebooted my system for the first time in I don't know how long and performance is quite a bit better. Now running at 1440p with 100% scaling, settings on second highest; getting about 60FPS and it looks great too.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 24, 2017, 16:58 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 16:38:
No, you are equating them by not understanding the difference between being charged with one crime vs multiple crimes.

In the US the mandatory minimum for murder is 25 years. The maximum possible penalty for "copyright infringement" is 5 years. How does one equate 5 years with 25 years?

This is hugely simplified and assumes consecutive sentences, but it implies that 1 act of copyright infringement equates to 1/5 of a murder and that 6 infringements is worse than actually killing a person.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
38. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 24, 2017, 16:35 Quboid
 
Darks wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 14:57:
I still dont get the rabid fascinating for a lot of gamers to always have 60FPS or higher at all times.

As long as the screen inst lagging or slowing down, I dont see the point of complaining about it.

That's just the level that I perceive as smooth. Below that, there is a just-perceptible lag that affects my immersion. Anything 30+ is playable, but I'll sacrifice looks before framerate.

I'm glad I'm not fussed about higher frame-rates, people concerned with 120hz or 144hz displays must have horrendous hardware bills.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 24, 2017, 16:24 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 15:38:
That's because you only get charged with 1 count of murder, but you usually get charged with dozens of counts of piracy hacking and whatnot. You can't really equate the sentence of committing 1 crime with committing 10+ crimes.

The prison sentence basically is equating them by assigning a 'score' to each case, and giving a higher score to someone who runs a torrent site. That's what happens when politicians answer to businesses, not voters.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
36. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 24, 2017, 11:49 Quboid
 
Darks wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 08:17:
Quboid wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 19:30:
The AI teammates do seem pretty simple but my initial impression is that they're decent as a base-of-fire. Sit them back, sneak in, when things go wrong they provide supporting fire. Sync shots are handy too.

Performance is poor, I have had to turn down so many options that it's uglier than similar recent games.

Maybe your pc is not up to the task? I have the setting at Ultra and holding around 44FPS on a 4K Monitor and the game looks pretty incredible.

Huh. I want to maintain 60 FPS almost all the time but still, it does sound like my system is under performing on this game compared to CJ and you. I'm running it at 1440p (90% scaling) on a 1070 and most options down to medium levels. Maybe my drivers need updated.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
20. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 23, 2017, 19:30 Quboid
 
The AI teammates do seem pretty simple but my initial impression is that they're decent as a base-of-fire. Sit them back, sneak in, when things go wrong they provide supporting fire. Sync shots are handy too.

Performance is poor, I have had to turn down so many options that it's uglier than similar recent games.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
102. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 22, 2017, 23:15 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 10:38:
I don't think [space captain] misunderstands at all, he just chooses what to respond to.

Good point. I suppose he's not really what I call a troll because he's not just looking to annoy people for attention. He's just an [redacted].

With the trolls, the attention from chaos they create is all they want so ignoring them isn't ignoring the problem, it is cutting off their fuel.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 22, 2017, 23:07 Quboid
 
People without money should be able to submit claims without worrying that a mistake will result in heavy penalties, so the first few incorrect claims should result in a warning rather than a fee. This leaves room for it to be abused, but that's better than making copyright enforcement only for the wealthy.

I agree that this should have nothing to do with searches; this should only be for places that actually host the content.
 
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