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Nickname Quboid
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Description Ein Bürgermeister
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
Total Comments 5567 (Guru)
User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 27, 2016, 17:23 Quboid
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 15:28:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 13:30:
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 12:06:
If banks can create money as they see fit, then why is it a crime if I steal some of it?

Pretty sure banks can't just create money. Countries can though.

Think again...

"This article explains how the majority of money in the modern economy is created by commercial banks making loans."

From the bankofengland.co.uk website's quarterly bulletin 2014/Q1

I was going to link to that. It's an interesting read, and the Bank of England aren't prone to "out there" theories.

"When a bank makes a loan, for example to someone taking out a mortgage to buy a house, it does not typically do so by giving them thousands of pounds worth of banknotes. Instead, it credits their bank account with a bank deposit of the size of the mortgage. At that moment, new money is created."
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
77. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 15:06 Quboid
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 14:59:
Hacking is a cost of having the great open platform that is PC gaming. We already have consoles. If that's what you want, go play on those instead! I'm not ready to sacrifice all the advantages like modding and fan patches just so that I don't meet a hacker from time to time.

Slick already talked about this. If you don't agree with his comments, refute them. Don't repeat what he's already responded too, you're just taking the conversation round in a circle.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
73. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 14:55 Quboid
 
007Bistromath wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 14:45:
Slick wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 14:37:
But that does absolutely nothing to discount the irony that the most secure platforms to have a clean competitive match today is on fucking consoles.
Maybe people should wise up a little and stop trying to have serious competitive scenes online. Serious mode used to mean a LAN party. Pretty hard to get away with this shit if a guy can watch over your shoulder.

You don't need to be playing in a "serious competitive scene" for hacking to affect your enjoyment.
 
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News Comments > Supreme Ruler Trump Rising DLC Tomorrow
4. Re: Supreme Ruler Trump Rising DLC Tomorrow Jul 25, 2016, 22:32 Quboid
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 22:05:
It seems both of the major parties are in disarray. Kind of funny actually.

What would be really funny if a 3rd party snuck in and stole the election.

Personally I think all this anti-Trump stuff is pretty much nonsense. You can't do worse on foreign policy than Obama has, the entire middle east mess is his fault, it did not fall apart until well after Bush departed.

Maybe I will vote libertarian this year, can't be any worse than either of those representing the major parties.

The present mess in the middle east is what those against the war in Iraq warned would happen if Bush/Blair invaded in 2003. Hell, it's what Donald Rumsfeld was warning in the 90s. Even the time frame, 10 - 15 years after the invasion was predicted. By the Onion.

Seriously, a fucking satire site had a better grasp of foreign policy than George W. Bush.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2016, 14:50 Quboid
 
Late, or spontaneous combustion? Place your bets NOW!  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
9. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 24, 2016, 12:37 Quboid
 
Tachikoma wrote on Jul 24, 2016, 11:07:
If you want real change - not a slogan - you need to get involved in grassroots movements and then keep at it, not just pop in for a minute because it`s summer and it`s nice to go to a protest and tweet about it on a gadget.

You mean spend time and effort? Isn't it much easier to complain about how you're not represented despite doing absolutely nothing to even indicate what representing you would mean?

There's a reason why democracy is called the least worst political system - because as much of a mess as it can be, the alternatives are still worse.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 22, 2016, 16:53 Quboid
 
Tumbler wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 12:36:
Twitter should spend more time trying to track down and punish people who say shit like this. I assume it was on twitter. May have been direct to Blizzard via the game or the forums. Sadly banning people like Milo seems to be their priority.

Law enforcement should, and did, track this person down.

Twitter should, and did, ban someone for repeatedly breaking the ToS.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
14. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 21, 2016, 17:44 Quboid
 
Cutter wants to pay the cheapest price, because why should anyone get it cheaper?
Cutter wants the highest standard of living, because why should anyone get better?
Cutter doesn't (want to) understand the correlation.

RedEye9 wrote on Jul 21, 2016, 16:43:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 21, 2016, 15:14:
I'm sure Cutter practices what he preaches. When he goes out for a Thai meal of Panang curry, rice, and spring rolls, and the bill comes in for $20, he leaves $2, since "Charging some people a lot more and some a lot less depending on where they live for the same meal is really scummy.." and $2 is what it costs in Thailand.
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It's a hard concept for some to understand.

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The point is sound but the analogy doesn't work. Like El Pit says, that meal in Canada would cost more to create and also it would probably also be subject to higher regulations - additives, storage, kitchen hygiene. The cola one is better, or the Big Mac Index, with less significant changes between regions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
70. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 21, 2016, 12:52 Quboid
 
Seventyfive wrote on Jul 21, 2016, 12:10:
In fact you CAN walk into a courtroom and say "people are doing something so I should be allowed also". It's called "precedent".

LOL dude you are too funny.

Haha, no. No it's not. Precedent is specific previous court decisions, not people previously dodging court.

Deary me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
55. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 22:43 Quboid
 
Seventyfive wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 22:16:
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 22:02:
... And she did not say all those things, that tweet I linked is photoshopped.

LOL, i linked a page that has live twitter tweets. you can click on any of them and they take you to her actual twitter page and the tweet. ...

Beamer's line "She didn't make those tweets. They were Photoshopped." was clearly referring specifically to the two tweets in his [Photoshop link. Nothing else. Your response, "LOL you think all her shit was photoshopped?", is just plain wrong. He was not referring to "all her shit".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 20, 2016, 21:48 Quboid
 
Robert Osorio wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 19:25:
Tilt wheel is totally useless to me in games. Actually I've never had any use for a tilt wheel at all, even on the desktop.

Bind tilt left to shift+ctrl+tab and right tilt to ctrl-tab so you can switch browser tabs by tilting the mouse wheel to one side.

Changed. My. Life.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
50. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 21:06 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 20:48:
As per the proof. Leslie Jones has a blue check. Those photoshopped tweets do not.

Blue ticks aren't displayed all the time. On someone's profile, the tick is at the top but not on each tweet. She claims they're fake, but she has posted plenty of trash. It wouldn't surprise me either way.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
46. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 20:37 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 19:58:
Quboid wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 19:00:
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 18:36:
Oh, for the [Photoshop

OK, so he screenshotted her tweets. She shouldn't be tweeting such crap.

She didn't. Those are photoshopped.

Where's the proof? Are you sure she didn't write those tweets and maybe delete?

I'm inclined to believe you because I trust you not to make stuff up or parrot nonsense and I certainly wouldn't put it past him but still, this is an unfounded accusation.

Criticising Milo is not defending Leslie Jones.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
38. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 19:00 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 18:36:
Oh, for the [Photoshop

OK, so he screenshotted her tweets. She shouldn't be tweeting such crap.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
36. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 18:32 Quboid
 
There's plenty of bullshit around feminism, anti-Trump attacks are disgusting and I'm sure some BLM people are racist but I am continually surprised by how quickly people, in a topic that blew up because they were sick of negative generalisations about gamers, so quickly do the same about these groups or even "the Left" as a whole. This is how language naturally works and generalisations are essential to communicate but it's so often clumsy and in shihonage's kool-aid fuelled rant, silly.

BLM in particular. It is not Only BLM, it is BLM Too - in this context, life mattering is defined as how often cops kill black or white people. It is focus, not exclusion.


Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 17:31:
Quboid - this is what I meant when I said people keep giving this excuse. "There are murderers with Twitter accounts." Yes, but they aren't murdering people on Twitter.

I get that. It was scarcely relevant in the first place, but the start of your comment says the opposite; that his defenders think it is a pattern and not one night.

Edit: "he photoshopped" - source?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 20, 2016, 17:15 Quboid
 
I thought you were a fanboy yesterday when you referred to a "bias fiasco". I wonder why people keep on mistaking you for one. Granted, I've only bought Nvidia cards recently (although over 20 years, I could also name most manufacturers ever).

Assuming you're correct - I don't know and I don't understand that chart but what you say makes sense - does that matter? If only one of these implementations is supported by Nvidia cards, only one of these implementations is going to be used by game developers, no? A benchmark which isn't even trying to represent real world conditions is no use to me. Unless implementing more than one method is easy, I don't know.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Soars Past 19M Players
8. Re: Rocket League Soars Past 19M Players Jul 20, 2016, 16:52 Quboid
 
Nice one for them. Most of these will be free (it was 5M buyers out of 15M players) but it's still obviously a huge success.

I don't like it as I kept on wanting it to be more like soccer. I'm admittedly being rather pedantic as the comparison is obvious but differences kept bugging me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 12:47 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 11:36:
I feel like most of his defenders feel like Milo isn't being banned for one night's worth of tweets, but a pattern of them. He's been temp banned numerous times.

What do you mean? Why would his defenders think he was banned for being a repeat offender? Did you mean that his defenders don't realise this?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 11:14 Quboid
 
If people cannot be trusted to treat one another with respect, dignity and consideration, perhaps they deserve to have their online freedoms curtailed. [...] We ban drunks from driving because they’re a danger to others. Isn’t it time we did the same to trolls?

- Milo Yiannopoulos
 
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News Comments > Cossacks 3 in September
4. Re: Cossacks 3 in September Jul 19, 2016, 19:48 Quboid
 
I learned most of what I know about this period from Europa Universalis. Maybe I'll play a game of EU4 as the Golden Horde before playing this.  
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