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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 1, 2017, 18:07 Quboid
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 17:46:
Quboid wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 17:14:
the people who call others cucks

that originates from a direct reference to a fictional book called "Camp of the Saints"

its literally an insult derived from white supremacists.. its straight up neo-nazi shit

Makes sense. I think it's used beyond race but I'd heard it defined as a white person who is racist against whites, which is how racist white people describe non-racist ones. I presume it originally derived from cuckold.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 1, 2017, 17:14 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 16:54:
Yay, trump just pulled us out of the Paris Accords. Fuck the environment, BIG OIL AND BIG COAL MUST MAKE MONEY.

Asshole. I hope he dies in a monster tornado.

He really is an utter cunt. I wonder if people still think the media was unfair to him or have they accepted that he got lots of criticism because he's an awful president and an awful person.

His most ardent supporters effectively claim he got elected because they, the people who call others cucks, thought the man who literally lived in a tower would fight for them. The people who call others snowflakes couldn't handle getting repeatedly shown to be incorrect. The people who called others triggered got offended by fucking everything. This is what their "this is why Trump won" mantra means, they thought Trump was the answer to people pointing out their many failings.

Most have neither the intelligence nor the bravery to accept their mistake. I just hope enough do.

I know I hide it well, but this pisses me off a little bit. I suppose I should wind my neck in too, it's not like damaging the planet is nearly as bad as the cast of Hamilton telling Pence to maybe not be racist.

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3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 30, 2017, 23:45 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on May 30, 2017, 21:59:
That Lexmark case is huge.

Should be some pretty big implications for people actually owning stuff they buy. I don't know how far this goes.
 
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56. Re: Game Reviews May 29, 2017, 22:03 Quboid
 
Slick wrote on May 29, 2017, 13:12:
When I form a solid logical argument, I get "no one cares", brilliant riposte.

How is anyone supposed to take the commentary seriously when it reads: "reviewers don't care that it has the same name as some random game from a decade ago"

Some random game from a decade ago.

Right.

I can only imagine the death threats this guy would have received if he said that about the new Battlefront LOL.

I didn't mean to dismiss your argument, that's the reason: no one cares. Calling Prey 2006 a breath of fresh air seems about right, it was something different with some neat ideas but nothing special. Evidently you found it memorable (and I support you in your endeavours ) but it's not at all iconic franchise to the wider gaming community.
 
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49. Re: Game Reviews May 28, 2017, 23:45 Quboid
 
Slick wrote on May 28, 2017, 23:10:
Anyone care to explain the hypocrisy? Are you even capable of understanding it?

Because nobody cares.

Reviewers don't mark it down because reviewers don't care that it has the same name as some random game from a decade ago, and neither do many gamers - you can't desecrate something that isn't sacred.

As I said before, you do you. If this is a problem for you, you're right to put that in your review and I don't think anyone should have a problem with that - but people will be surprised.

(I presume ME:A has loads more dialogue scenes where facial animations are more important, so that comparison seems irrelevant. Bethesda has got criticism for their lousy animations too, Oblivion's dialogue screen in particular.)
 
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18. Re: Game Reviews May 24, 2017, 22:37 Quboid
 
It's different for an iconic name. You're the only person I know of who thinks Prey 2006 was anything more than an average game with some neat mechanics.

Having said that, it's your review and that's what you think. I'm pretty sure you're in a small minority among gamers, but you're also in a small minority among reviewers and that's how reviews work. What's the point of a review that only repeats the consensus?
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2017, 21:35 Quboid
 
Blue wrote on May 24, 2017, 20:01:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 13:15:
Blue wrote on May 24, 2017, 12:24:
Beamer wrote on May 24, 2017, 11:59:
It's more like you buy a Jeep, and a year later they give you a box with new rims in it, which is yours to keep, but tell you that, in order to open the box, you need to buy a key from them.

You forgot the part where after you buy the Jeep, every 100 miles you drive they give you a free box that may have new rims in it.

Right. It could be new rims, or it could be an air freshener. Only $500 to buy the key to find out.

You seem to be missing (ignoring?) my point that they give you loot boxes for free. Not to mention they do not make you buy them, and they provide no in-game advantages. But I'm not here to tell you not to be mad if that makes you happy.

Is there any way to get free keys? I'm not familiar with its business model but a free loot box that can only be opened if you pay $3 sounds very much like a $3 loot box.
 
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66. Re: Morning Mobilization May 24, 2017, 11:09 Quboid
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 24, 2017, 08:19:
but we've nevertheless entered a surreal world in which no other terrorism exists, and that the notion that white Catholics and Protestants were once the de facto face of terrorism in the West is treated as laughable. I can't imagine how weird it must be to encounter people who personally lived through The Troubles but now can only equate terrorism with Muslims.

Yep, people who see murals like that all the time, who live within a couple of miles from this (that marks the area of Londonderry where, for a time, the police didn't dare to go). This striking fellow is a Molotov cocktail's throw from where I live, if you like seeing murals in your murals. Obviously these two are from different sides too.
 
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50. Re: Morning Mobilization May 23, 2017, 21:09 Quboid
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 23, 2017, 19:47:
[...]Granted, 9/11 was a traumatic event, but the world only changed because we decided to collectively live in fear.[...]

Yep, to the whole post. Considering the main goal of ISIS attacks in the West is to force a divide between the West and Islam, we've conceded so much to them. Attitudes to terrorism changed in Northern Ireland too, there are people for whom The Troubles were during most of their lives and even they think terrorism is the scary Muslims.

I think there are two separate but very closely related issues: keeping ourselves safe and fixing the root problem. It's the former that dominates politics and national policy but the later which is key to the problem. Safety is obviously important but the danger to you and me is hugely exaggerated by populist politicians and sensationalist media and I think that's leading us to make bad decisions with regard to reducing the problem globally.
 
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49. Re: Morning Mobilization May 23, 2017, 21:01 Quboid
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 23, 2017, 20:14:
fishingtime wrote on May 23, 2017, 19:08:
stop ignoring the unfortunate facts about Islam if you want a real solution

A Final Solution, perhaps?

Stop ignoring the fact that you're going to have to live with some amount of risk and fear in your life. The only alternative is to go back to a world in which human life was much nastier, brutish, and short, and hope that your tribe finishes the primitive blood feud before nukes get launched.

Check the name and the post history. If you use the ignore feature, you know what to do.
 
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40. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2017, 19:07 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on May 23, 2017, 18:27:
Quboid wrote on May 23, 2017, 18:13:
Can you elaborate on the connection?

Sure. For example, approximately 80% of terrorist attack fatalities worldwide occur in just FIVE Muslim majority countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Nigeria, and perhaps you've heard of ISIS?

Being blown back to the stone age does that to people regardless of religion, as we knew before we blew most of these countries or their neighbours back to the stone age. I have heard of ISIS, they're the people we were warned about creating in 2003. Have you heard of the LRA?

This is tangential but when I was young and naive, I was unsure about the second Iraq war but accepted that it was a good idea. It turns out, one side was completely wrong and the other side was correct about why the reasons given were bullshit, what the real reasons were, how the war would go, what would happen immediately after the war, and what would happen 10 - 15 years later. Utterly blatant and yet we all seem to have the same arguments time after time about Trump or terrorism or refugees or whatever with basically the same outcome, with one side just getting more bitter and more extreme because reality keeps on making them feel stupid.

You've been civil NKD, I just find the whole discussion frustrating. I should have listened to the wise and handsome fellow in post #13.

Edit: I see you've just touched on some of this since. Yes, travel bans and invasions are stupid and reform from within Islam is needed (although I have no idea what that entails). Islam definitely has problems, but it's not alone in that and there's nothing unique to Islam that makes it dangerous - it's just based somewhere that's in a huge, permanent cycle of violence. The biggest house fire, not the only one.
 
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36. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2017, 18:13 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on May 23, 2017, 18:06:
Quboid wrote on May 23, 2017, 17:54:
That metaphor doesn't work. It would be like getting mad when a fire department singles out the house with the biggest fire and ignores all the other houses on fire, which is an entirely justified criticism.

You say the metaphor doesn't work, but yours is just plain dishonest.

What you're basically saying here is that all religions have a problem with terrorism, but Islam merely has a somewhat more severe case which understates the connection between Islam and terrorism to an absolutely absurd degree.

Yes, that's what I'm saying (although I think viewing it through the lens of religion is flawed). Can you elaborate on the connection?

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34. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2017, 17:54 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on May 23, 2017, 15:28:
Getting mad when someone singles out Islam is like getting mad when a fire department singles out a burning house instead of spraying down every house on the block.

That metaphor doesn't work. It would be like getting mad when a fire department singles out the house with the biggest fire and ignores all the other houses on fire, which is an entirely justified criticism.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2017, 13:31 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 23, 2017, 13:20:
The thing that drives me crazy is the media gives the attackers exactly what they want. Non-stop coverage. Give me a concise report and then move on, after a couple of hours you can repeat your concise report. You are not helping anyone with literally hours of coverage. You are, if fact, making things worse.

It's really quite shocking:
https://priceonomics.com/our-fixation-on-terrorism/

And that's the relatively sensible news, not some nut on YouTube. It's sort of like news organisations' business models are based based on attracting views, rewarding sensationalism over information.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2017, 11:48 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 23, 2017, 11:30:
Desalus wrote on May 23, 2017, 11:18:
bigspender wrote on May 23, 2017, 10:14:
Just dreadful!
People aren't going to tolerate this much longer I suspect, not when their children are the targets.

People with 7th century ideologies don't belong in modern society, and they themselves don't want to live in a modern society. The solution seems pretty straight forward to me.

So what's your straight forward solution?
you just had to ask.

Yeah I wasn't going to touch that with a 40 foot barge pool. People just draw the same conclusions as they did last time something like this happened, but understandably angrier.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2017, 10:34 Quboid
 
Horrible news, well said Blue.  
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News Comments > Steel Division: Normandy 44 Trailer
9. Re: Steel Division: Normandy 44 Trailer May 17, 2017, 19:36 Quboid
 
Sounds good, thanks NewMaxx.  
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4. Re: Steel Division: Normandy 44 Trailer May 17, 2017, 13:33 Quboid
 
NewMaxx wrote on May 17, 2017, 12:29:
I'd be happy to answer any questions people have about the game including tips as the current player base (in beta) is fairly small and Reddit/Steam/Paradox forum activity isn't too heavy beyond the usual balance flame wars (although there are some amazing YouTube channels/videos out there for this game).

What's the difference between this and a WarGame title apart from the setting? Is this effectively WarGame: Normandy?
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2017, 13:33 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on May 17, 2017, 13:05:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 17, 2017, 12:38:
Beamer wrote on May 17, 2017, 11:54:
However, the more you read, the more he's worse. Not only is he suing her for the ticket, but he apparently started stalking her and her family to get the money back. Being rude is bad, constantly calling the sister of a failed first date, demanding your $17 back, is far worse.
Yep, sounds like he is a creep/douse-bag -- guess she should counter sue. It does not however excuse her impolite behavior.

Who the fuck sues a movie date? For 17$. What kind of man is that? Jesus Christ, if she was being rude, then you tell her she is rude, and you leave. Also KUDOS to the director for the sarcastic comment. That's the most this fucking story deserves. First world problems indeed.

I presume it costs much more than $17 to file the lawsuit so it must be for the principle. It seems incredibly petty but people using their phones in cinemas deserve to be hung, drawn and quartered so ... fair enough.
 
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18. Re: It's a f*ckin emu! May 16, 2017, 16:44 Quboid
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 16, 2017, 15:09:
That video... anybody from the UK here? Can you just randomly call strangers "daft c*nt" in England and not get punched in the face? Or attacked by a raging Emu, for that matter?


It's not an especially harsh swear word, I think it's much more taboo in the USA. I wouldn't say that to a stranger but I wouldn't be bothered by being called it in that sort of non-aggressive context.
 
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