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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 11, 2016, 19:17 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 17:47:
Planet Coaster... of love..... *hums along*

I'm not enjoying it as much as I had expected, it needs you to obsess over every detail a bit too much for me.

The decoration system is great to hand-design pretty much anything but it gets tedious positioning and rotating every bush, every tree, every street light. Changing a shop should be a drop-down menu, not customise, delete shop, delete sign, delete awning, add shop, add sign, add awning and then start training the employee from scratch. A few quality of life features would go a long way.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
12. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 11, 2016, 17:52 Quboid
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 11:51:
JediPunisher wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 16:48:
I'm sure you're referring to the Obamites who opted to stay home rather than turn out to vote for a candidate who was about as exciting as moldy cheese.

Please stop insulting moldy cheese. Thank you.

Love me some filthy, over-ripe Stilton
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2016, 17:51 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 17:27:
Scientists make huge chemotherapy breakthrough.

So simple.

I'm surprised by that headline, no pun intended. Is losing one's hair a significant enough problem that reducing this can be called "huge" when someone is dealing with a serious illness and high risk of death?

I'm lucky enough to have no personal experience so I may be undervaluing issues of self-confidence and dignity, and baldness is much less taboo for me than for half the population, so maybe I'm being an insensitive dick.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2016, 17:37 Quboid
 
I'm wearing a big woolly jumper that my mother got me for Christmas a year or two ago; it's lovely and snug and probably not remotely fashionable and I love it ... but I still don't understand why any adult would expect a child to be anything other than disappointed when they're hyped for Christmas, only to get the same boring stuff that they're entitled to for free the rest of the year. Even people who can't buy both clothes and toys - I have sympathy for them but young children aren't going to understand.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
10. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 11, 2016, 10:53 Quboid
 
Scheherazade wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 02:55:
I presume you are referring to 'Trump elected = ruin'?

No, the Russians. They didn't influence the election because they have your best interests at heart, they wanted to get Trump elected because that is best for them and worst for their biggest enemy. I'm not saying anyone should ignore the message, but one party isn't as important as your entire system of democracy and that's Russia's target.

The Republicans in general are weird right now. Ronald Reagan must be spinning in his grave.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
37. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 11, 2016, 10:30 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 10:12:
Quboid wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 10:03:
No, obviously I'm not saying anything like that. I'm saying Trump has power.

You mean the only power he currently has is talking.

I ... are you real?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
34. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 11, 2016, 10:03 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 09:49:
Quboid wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 09:24:

Rubbish. He's the president-elect now, he has power now. Appointing people for his cabinet is power. Tweets from the person who will be president is power now. Are you baffled by the reaction to Taiwan calling him? Why would China care, it's not Jan 20th yet?!
Gotcha. So you're saying that you're anti-democracy, and the US should simply roll over for China because it has a snit over a group of people that refused communism? Or that the US president shouldn't talk to Taiwan despite the fact that they sell them billions of dollars worth of weapons every year to defend against China. That making lots of sense now?

No, obviously I'm not saying anything like that. I'm saying Trump has power.

Gee, if only there had been some media organisations out there who had called this out at the time. I wonder, if such organisations did exist, what would they make of Trump, the alt-right and neo-nazis.

You mean all those media organizations that were all over it salivating like a dog with a delicious bone while it was all convenient for them? Then were all over the "well no, maybe not." Oh wait! It's only convenient now, with even more flimsy evidence then the whole Iraq-WMD thing. Something-something-crywolf. Something-something-everyone I disagree with is a nazi. Wait, I've heard that one before too...back during the election for Bush Jr...both times. And against Ben Carson, and nearly every republican governor, congressman, and senator. Oh, I also heard that one about Steven Harper to boot.

No, that was the right-wing media like Fox. The left-wing media was saying that there aren't WMDs and that removing Saddam would cause a power vacuum that could someone who is actually dangerous to the West to gain power. Written at the time.

Incidentally I said this 5 days ago:
"I think a lot of people have realised that right-wing news organisations have lied to them a lot, but those lies are too ingrained for them to be willing or able to believe more central or left-wing news, and so go deeper down the rabbit hole instead. I think comments about how the mainstream media lied to us about Iraq are quite telling"

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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
32. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 11, 2016, 09:24 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 01:10:
Trump has yet to actually *be* president on the other hand. He's appointed people for his cabinet, but has not assumed power. If we're(the media and people) going to turn around and claim Trump is all the "evils of the world" while not having any institutionalized power yet, then Clinton is still fair game isn't she. In turn, her connections to the Obama administration.

Rubbish. He's the president-elect now, he has power now. Appointing people for his cabinet is power. Tweets from the person who will be president is power now. Are you baffled by the reaction to Taiwan calling him? Why would China care, it's not Jan 20th yet?!


I guess the Iraq war was full of factual information and there were WMD's right?

Gee, if only there had been some media organisations out there who had called this out at the time. I wonder, if such organisations did exist, what would they make of Trump, the alt-right and neo-nazis.

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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
29. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 11, 2016, 08:34 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 01:02:
Quboid wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 00:55:
What's the similarity between Clinton and Park?

Dagnamit and loomy, you're not helping. You've managed to be worse than the Trump supporter.

Both were engaged in pay-to-play, with massive amounts of donations from either corporations or other government bodies with speaking appointments and/or promises of "helping hands."

Do you mean they both took campaign contributions and worked the public speaking circuit?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
19. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 11, 2016, 00:55 Quboid
 
What's the similarity between Clinton and Park?

Dagnamit and loomy, you're not helping. You've managed to be worse than the Trump supporter.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
14. Re: Saturday Metaverse Dec 10, 2016, 17:22 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 17:17:
Redmask wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 16:24:
WaltC wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 13:50:
Fake News From the Weather Channel, even! Funny, but not surprising

The citations in that bullshit are ridiculous, did you actually read the sources? 2 conservative think tanks and a fucking wordpress blog. You can't afford to be this naive when people are trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Do some research man, for fucks sake.
Garbage in, garbage out.

You don't disprove a conspiracy, you only prove that it's bigger and deeper than anyone thought.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 10, 2016, 16:07 Quboid
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 14:56:
Millions of Illegals voted with no actual proof. He says yes and thinks it 100%?

Intelligence agencies have report's saying Russia was up to something at the very least.. Ohh wait a min that is just a lie?

I presume he doesn't think there were actually millions of illegal votes but to simultaneously claim there were huge voting irregularities and to say that recounts or Russian hacks don't matter is grossly irresponsible. This damage isn't going to just go away when he does.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 10, 2016, 09:20 Quboid
 
Scheherazade wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 05:40:
I'm amused how people care more about who was the messenger, than they do about the message.

I'm surprised by how some people like the message so much, they don't like discussion about who the messenger was or what the messenger might want to achieve. Perhaps when you like how the people who would turn your country to rubble are interfering, introspection is unpleasant.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 6, 2016, 17:50 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 17:29:
Beamer wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 17:20:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 16:14:
I also did notice and liked that you had "bottom tier" on top and bottom, I actually found it fitting.

Yeah I like the person that thinks all the mainstream is all wrong and that national enquirer stuff is now correct. Obviously something went sideways with such individuals. To really think that, that has to be a miserable life, a meglo's life, one big setup against you and only you.

Yeah, I realized I had it set up wrong, then brainfarted even further. At least it was a funny mistake.

I agree that it's frightening that some people think all the legitimate news outlets are bad. None of them are perfect, but none of them are awful. Typically, the ones that think CNN or the WSJ orThe New York Times are always wrong (and, admittedly, CNN is "wrong" way more frequently now than it was a decade ago, as it focuses more heavily on what people tune in to [editorials] and less on just reporting what happens) are the same ones that think Russia Today, Alex Jones, Prison Planet, and the like are the only "real" sources.

Yep it is so upside down right now, I'm unsure what to do about it. If a Dem had any tie whatsoever with Russia the Commie word comes out right now, but I've heard more about Russia being ok under the new regime and it goes without question from their followers. What gives? They still blast Dems for Commie China deals as if rep corp types didn't eat that up... Nothing is adding up right now. It does seem we are being driven by fear, which that doesn't surprise, we haven't been the "Home of the brave" for sometime.

It is funny what sticks we us, I had a large impression while having some friends out from GA 2 years ago, the wife of a couple (60's) seriously lives in fear of terrorism, as if it is imminent, it only tells me how well Fox News works on people. I don't like it, who does? But I can't say I wake up worrying about it.

At the risk of sounding preachy and elitist, I think a lot of people have realised that right-wing news organisations have lied to them a lot, but those lies are too ingrained for them to be willing or able to believe more central or left-wing news, and so go deeper down the rabbit hole instead.

I think comments about how the mainstream media lied to us about Iraq are quite telling, if this sentiment is widespread. Very broadly speaking, the right-wing media lied. The left-wing media was telling us that removing Saddam would create a power vacuum in which a more dangerous foe could rise, someone who could actually be a danger to the West. Well shit, whaddayaknow. This satire, written at the time, sums up the public discourse frighteningly well. "10 or 15 years" FFS!

One of my parents, I wouldn't say they live in fear of terrorism but they clearly think the world is a dangerous place these days. You lived through thousands dying in Northern Ireland in The Troubles! We knew not to cower then and (being concentrated in a small area) that was far more dangerous to us. They also think there's too many immigrants (i.e. potential terrorists), despite virtually never interacting with anyone who isn't British or Irish (i.e. good folk, just ignore all the actual terrorism). But the people who lied about Iraq say there's too many and they wouldn't lie!

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16. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 6, 2016, 16:38 Quboid
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 16:14:
Beamer wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 15:44:
WaltC is exactly what I mean when I say some people think "Fake news" is "news I don't like" rather than actual news fabricated solely for clicks.

Seems that way. I also did notice and liked that you had "bottom tier" on top and bottom, I actually found it fitting.

Yeah I like the person that thinks all the mainstream is all wrong and that national enquirer stuff is now correct. Obviously something went sideways with such individuals. To really think that, that has to be a miserable life, a meglo's life, one big setup against you and only you.

Well said Beamer, aside from your weird dual-bottom, and excellent example of tier #2 by WaltC. There was someone else on here criticising the media because there was more negative news about Trump than Clinton, another bafflingly juvenile attitude.

Mainstream media organisations, for all their many faults, are more reliable than that fringe website where you read that article that validated your ideological beliefs.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
35. Re: Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart. Dec 3, 2016, 00:14 Quboid
 
Nofactor97 wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 22:53:
I didn't say you were triggered . . . .initially. You just jumped to the defense of a poster who fit all the criteria you described above. They were triggered, and unable to see past their rage, because everyone doesn't think like them.

I wasn't defending him. Why do you think I was?

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29. Re: Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart. Dec 2, 2016, 19:30 Quboid
 
Nofactor97 wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 09:48:
Applying heated words like "bigoted, misogynist, racist" on anything that does not fit a liberal's agenda is always an attempt to deflect the topic. When it is done, the debate is over because they cannot see anything else beyond that. Similar to trying to convince a Born Again Christian the earth is not 4000 years old. The end answer is always "because god says so"

Those words do get thrown around too quickly, by people of all sorts (I've seen conservatives on here call liberals racist while complaining about people calling others racist), and it's bad for debate because the recipient focuses on moral justification or complaining rather than the actual facts (many, it seems, don't even understand that they're being accused of being factually wrong).

However, that doesn't mean these words are never appropriate or deserved and if you want a safe space, tough. The debate is over because you get your feelings hurt. Take responsibility for your actions and your views and if you don't like being called bigoted, don't be bigoted.

But hey, you said I was triggered. Well done on making the same zinger that I had already made.
 
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21. Re: Op Ed Dec 1, 2016, 10:04 Quboid
 
Just a reminder, this is the guy who brought us this.  
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25. Re: Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart. Dec 1, 2016, 08:56 Quboid
 
Nofactor97 wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 02:50:
So is the inane rambling of someone who would be quick to call anyone a racist, bigot or misogynist just because they have conservative values. Throw around phrases like"cognitive dissonance" , but never realising they have ad hominem rants . . . Making their points look like a joke

Hopefully that spelled out for you better

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Nofactor97 wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 22:40:

Triggered Much?

That's got to be the most inane word around these days. Way to make your point look like a joke.

Dammit now I'm triggered Cry

So you're saying you're about as good at making a point as Cutter?
 
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22. Re: Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart. Dec 1, 2016, 00:46 Quboid
 
Nofactor97 wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 22:40:

Triggered Much?

That's got to be the most inane word around these days. Way to make your point look like a joke.

Dammit now I'm triggered Cry
 
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