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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
71. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 26, 2016, 11:48 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 26, 2016, 06:53:
Quboid wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 18:40:
Actually yes, please do. I presume you're also referring to that AVGN argument and to be fair, I was too hasty to call him sexist. That remains the most likely explanation, but with him I don't know for sure.

I only have a vague idea what a kafkatrap is; calling someone sexist because they deny being sexist. That is circular logic and would be wrong if it happened, which it did not.

No, I was talking about a few people. Not you in general. But you're right, that's exactly what a kafkatrap is. If a person turns around and says "we need xyz thing(be it forced quotas, or whatever else) because reasons to get women into an industry" to get people into the industry that's wrong. That's openly promoting a sexist pov, someone like me who supports merit, believes in a meritocracy the only people that should be hired for something are those that a) want to be there. b) have the skills to do the job and show that they're the top.

If it comes down to two people regardless of their sex/race/whatever, then they should face off for the job and prove that they're the best candidate. In the industry, the easiest would be a code off. In politics? Open debates in front of a group of their peers.

Make sense? Or am I so tired that I'm forgetting what this was all about?

I think you are forgetting what this was about. It was about how you dislike people who disagree with you calling you racist/sexist/etc and how you don't do exactly that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2016, 15:39 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 15:26:
No I mean they shouldn't be permitted to do it in the first place because inevitably someone sues and wins and then they have to stop doing what they nev er should have done to begin with and meantime a whole bunch of time and tax dollars have been needlessly wasted that could be going to more important things. It should work like...

CBP to Congress: Hi! Can we do XYZ?
Congress to CBP: Hell no, that's illegal as fuck! Ask some dumb shit like that again and you're fired!

It'd put an end to these sorts of shenanigans PDQ.


No it wouldn't, because congress answers to that crowd of hypocrites that I mentioned earlier.

CBP to Congress: Hi! Can we do XYZ?
Congress to CBP: Hell no, that's illegal as fuck! Ask some dumb shit like that again and you're fired!
Fox News, etc: Argh! Muslims! Terrorists! 9/11! They want to force their way of life on us!
Congress: Ugh, fine, you can force your way of life on them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2016, 15:32 Quboid
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 13:52:
Eh, religious zealots of any sort are dangerous animals that cannot be reasoned with. And right now we have a very specific religion that's being used an excuse to murder people, so ANYONE following that religion is looked upon with suspicion.
I just don't get why people would look at what's happening and say "ehh, I still want to believe in this religion that is THE reason my native country has gone to shit, and why we're abysmally behind the rest of the world technologically, and is the root of WHY I RAN TO THE U.S. IN THE FIRST PLACE". If you refuse to question the validity of your religion, no matter what, you are a zealot.

That said, they're going to catch zero terrorists with this move. "Oh sure lemme give you my Twitter handle where I post daily about being excited to kill Americans!". They'll have a fake account or just say they don't have a Twitter account. Simple as that, how did this idea get past the "Hey, why don't we do this?" stage?

If one Muslim kills 20 other Muslims at an Iraqi market, why would other Iraqi Muslims see that as an attack by Islam any more than they'd see it as an attack on Islam? Religion isn't why the Middle East is backward, lack of resources and invaders (from the Mongols to Bush/Blair) are. Muslim refugees started the renaissance, is Islam the reason why we are technologically ahead?

Religion is just a tool that greedy people use to control stupid people. It is truly responsible for very little in this world, good or bad. Hell, Bush said he invaded Iraq on God's command, is Christianity to blame for hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqi civilians? Is Christianity to blame for exactly what many people said would happen happening, which is for something worse to take Saddam's place?

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
36. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 13:58 Quboid
 
Atomic wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:47:
Yet your reply elevates the conversation considerably?

This attack you've leveled against CJ is a clear case of a violation of forum rules, but nothing will be done, because nin.

(Not defending the content of CJ's post, I've just grown tired of the different set of rules on display here).

His reply didn't help. Bad nin, go and sit in the corner. But nin gets posts deleted here too. Maybe Blue cuts more slack for someone being fed up than other offences (and nin is not the only person who is fed up with CJ_Parker's endless spoilt whining about Steam Sale $4.99 GOTY yadda yadda over any feature he doesn't like). Maybe Blue's also fed up. Maybe he hasn't seen that post, did you report it?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2016, 13:48 Quboid
 
That's irrelevant to what I said and the complete opposite of my own beliefs.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
18. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2016, 13:20 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:31:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 07:48:
Cutter wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 23:20:
Agreed. The state of journalism has become deplorable over the last few decades. It's virtually all editorializing and scandal and e-tainment now. It used to be just about the facts. Most of it was quite dry, but it also fell in line with the public's right to know. The public has a right - and a need - to know if a serial killer is on the loose in their hometown. They do not, however, need to know who's schtuping who. Why does the public need to know that? If I had my way, rules would be a hell of a lot tighter for all news organizations. Christ, just look at post 9/11 when the so-called objective media was cheerleading Bushco's drum beat for war. Too many people have had their lives ruined, or even lost, because of irresponsible media. So yes, good riddance to bad rubbish like Gawker.

WTF, Cutter. If you want stricter rules for the press, move to Russia. It's not hard to find countries out their that limit freedom of the press. If you find that so fucking attractive, move.

Bonus: Game prices and vodka are hella cheaper in Russia than in Canada.

Oh give me a fucking break. I dearly hope you and your get fucked over by the media someday simply because they think screwing you over is a great way to make some money and then see how you feel. As far as I'm concerned the press shouldn't have a fucking right to anything. People's right to privacy trumps theirs any day. So if you hate people's right to privacy so much then YOU move to fucking Russia where they don't have any. At least in America that's still considered a reasonable expectation.

You posted FIVE MINUTES EARLIER your wonderment at government agencies getting away with stupid stuff. It took you 5 minutes to go from "I never understand how these agencies can just do stuff like this" to "the press shouldn't have a fucking right to anything". Do you think these aren't connected?

You are astonishing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2016, 12:53 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:26:
Uh 4th Amendment anyone? I never understand how these agencies can just do stuff like this and not get smacked down immediately for it.

They just cry terrorism and impressionable people will happy give up their freedom and principles. I take it you've seen the sort of person - particularly in this US election - who wants to deny people their freedom of religion (or even deny people of other religions their lives) all in the name of freedom and "live and let live [by my rules]". The "You're not allowed to believe that because forcing your values on me is a serious problem" crowd. Awful hypocrites.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 23, 2016, 21:40 Quboid
 
It's been surprising how many seemingly very short sighted people celebrated this. Someone very rich can shut down a news organisation they have a grudge against ... no way that precedent could ever bit non-billionaires in the ass!  
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
68. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 23, 2016, 18:40 Quboid
 
Actually yes, please do. I presume you're also referring to that AVGN argument and to be fair, I was too hasty to call him sexist. That remains the most likely explanation, but with him I don't know for sure.

I only have a vague idea what a kafkatrap is; calling someone sexist because they deny being sexist. That is circular logic and would be wrong if it happened, which it did not.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2016, 22:29 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 21:36:
I need feedback.
A new employee asked me what the Amazon smile is on the side of all the boxes at work. I need a really GOOD response, because my 'It's a penis or a smile... I mean who wouldn't be smiling to get a box full of penis's" but I think that may be a little over the top, and I fseriously told her that I wasn't sure but I would find out for her.
It's my "Friday" so my brain is turned off till Thursday, so looking for some brainpower to come up with something clever. And at least a PG version and a R/X version

Do you mean the arrow on the Amazon logo? Supposedly it points from A to Z to indicate that Amazon stock everything.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details
2. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details Aug 22, 2016, 18:19 Quboid
 
What are chipsets, premium currency?

I hope the balance-breaking 'bonus' stuff can be turned off.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2016, 14:50 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 13:24:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 13:07:
SlimRam wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 12:48:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 11:16:
After 43 hours I finally got to the center of No Man's Sky and to say I'm disappointed is an understatement. I'm livid. I'll put the reasons why here:
Yup Angry Joe's review went up last night and it ain't pretty. Pretty much sums up what everyone's been screamin' about.

Complaints from someone who put 40+ hours in a game should be taken with a grain of salt.

Thanks for the AJ review, he's always good for a laugh or two.

It brings up an interesting point. If someone says they played for 20+ hours and it was "horrible" was it really that bad?


No, unless the gamer is a masochist. It could be mediocre, or it could have a horrible ending, but if it is worth playing for 20+ hours, it's not horrible. It's like Steam reviews that call a game boring yet they have hundreds of hours played ... clearly it wasn't too bad!

This doesn't apply to Kxmode, whose primary complaint refers to something specific that happened after a while. That's like saying Mass Effect 3 has a horrible ending ... fair enough IMHO.
 
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News Comments > DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst Takes Off
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 21, 2016, 20:51 Quboid
 
Thanks, that's pretty good. I tried a free to play flightsim with a DK1 and the VR was amazing but reading instruments or identifying other aircraft was pretty hopeless.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans
9. Re: NMS player base says buh bye Aug 21, 2016, 16:52 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2016, 15:39:
http://www.githyp.com/no-mans-sky-has-lost-78-of-its-playerbase-in-its-first-week-on-steam/

What's the typical drop-off rate for exploration games?
 
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News Comments > DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst Takes Off
10. Re: DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst Takes Off Aug 21, 2016, 12:41 Quboid
 
How legible are the instruments in VR? Can you read the altimeter at a glance?  
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
66. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 21, 2016, 09:09 Quboid
 
You haven't called anyone out, except when you have but that doesn't count because you don't want it to. Fair enough.

You said it was sexist to call people sexist, while you called people sexist. That's the closest thing to any kafkatrap and you pulled it on yourself.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
64. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 20, 2016, 15:54 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 02:54:
anyone who doesn't agree is a racist/sexist/etc.

I take it you're just pretending that you haven't repeatedly called people you disagree with sexist?
 
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News Comments > Europa Universalis IV Rights of Man Announced
6. Re: Europa Universalis IV Rights of Man Announced Aug 19, 2016, 23:59 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 22:48:
Quboid wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 21:17:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 19:19:
What's a "fetishist" religion.. seriously? I don't even dare googling that.

It's a general term for tribal religions where some item is believed to be a God and is worshipped (or fetishised). Maybe a tree or a waterfall or some old skull. The item is literally the God, unlike the Christian cross which is representative. Source (SFW)

I presume the modern meaning derives from this. I can sort of see how, worshipping feet or whatever. Never understood that one but whatever floats one's boat.

Thanks
That's an interesting article.... but wouldn't the actual name for such religions be Totemism or Idolatry? Fetishism could describe literally any religion on the planet, if you extend the meaning to religious texts and symbols... mhhh ,)

Learned something anyway

Eeeeh I'm a bit out of my depth but as I understand it: it is pretty vague as it's describing a range of separate religions developed somewhat independently in different tribes, each with their own ideas of what worship involves. A collective term that colonists used for natives' religions that they didn't care about the specifics of.

I think there's a lot of overlap between it and Totemism, Idolatry and Animism but TBH you'd be better off reading someone who knows what they're talking about. I guess I don't really care enough about the specifics ... some things never change.
 
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News Comments > Europa Universalis IV Rights of Man Announced
4. Re: Europa Universalis IV Rights of Man Announced Aug 19, 2016, 21:17 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 19:19:
What's a "fetishist" religion.. seriously? I don't even dare googling that.

It's a general term for tribal religions where some item is believed to be a God and is worshipped (or fetishised). Maybe a tree or a waterfall or some old skull. The item is literally the God, unlike the Christian cross which is representative. Source (SFW)

I presume the modern meaning derives from this. I can sort of see how, worshipping feet or whatever. Never understood that one but whatever floats one's boat.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
53. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 19, 2016, 21:05 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 20:51:
dangerman77 wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 16:23:
Seriously, can anyone (industry-informed, Rigs?) offer an opinion as to why they are only allowing official press-release screens in reviews? (RPS confirms this is the case in the postscript of their review). Is there any precedence for this? My BS meter starts at 9/10, and of course is pinned with this tidbit.

I agree with Rigs. While it's possible it's something nefarious like "Lets cover up horrific graphics downgrade!", not one of the reviews I've read make mention of the game looking significantly different from what we we're shown, so I'm not sure that's it. The game looks about the same as it has for a long time in the latest gameplay footage as well. It could be an attempt to prevent accidental spoilers while reading reviews, as well.

It really is puzzling.

It sets off a few alarm bells, right?

It is probably a heavy handed attempt to avoid spoilers being leaked, with the not unwelcome side effect of ensuring the prettiest shots are used. Even if there's no downgrade, the publicity shots will be nicely staged and framed to avoid a rogue low-res texture or whatever.

If anyone does come across someone in-the-know commenting on this, please let us know.
 
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