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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2016, 22:14 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 21:46:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 21:18:
Quboid wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 19:32:
Clinton says she's against Citizens United, I'll believe it when I see action but that would be a start.
She probably believes that, it is a standard Dem. party stance. However, she can't do anything about it without the help of Congress which will surely not be arriving from the House, which is likely to remain in GOP control.

Also, it was a SCOTUS decision: "money = free speech." So any laws passed could be declared unconstitutional as a result, even if Clinton replaces Scalia with a liberal, since the SCOTUS likes to adhere to precedent and not overturn its own rulings, especially not so soon.

True. It's hard to imagine a constitutional amendment getting anywhere these days either.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2016, 19:32 Quboid
 
A narrow win for Clinton might help both major parties wake up and realise that they've got a country to run, whereas a landslide would send the message that they just need to not go full retard. On the other hand, a Clinton landslide would be a thorough rejection of Trump's lies and exploitation. And if Trump wins, it will probably be 3 years of Mike Pence because that idiot will get impeached.

Clinton says she's against Citizens United, I'll believe it when I see action but that would be a start. Her policies seem to go where the political wind blows so perhaps a crusade against money in politics would appeal to disenfranchised voters when she's looking for a second term.

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16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2016, 18:12 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact, that's the conventional logic which made people think the Brexit referendum would fail and that Trump would go out early in the primaries. I hope Trump gets landslided but 2016 just doesn't make any goddamn sense.  
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2016, 17:38 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 14:46:
http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/ is a pretty comprehensive look at the election poll data.

That's my go-to site too. I also check betting odds, although they were wrong over Brexit and the last UK election. You can change the odds format under "Tools".
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
26. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 10, 2016, 20:16 Quboid
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 19:56:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 16:36:
Nope, but I know at least it will be an educated, informed, and considered decision.
Why is it so god damn hard to learn from RECENT history for some people?
I guess if you have to live in Syria, Yemen, Iraq or Libya for a few months you will learn. Well no, I am not even sure about that. This stupidity really boggles my mind. I seriously dont find words for it anymore. No godzilla face palm, nothing will make it better. What the hell is wrong with people like you??? This cant be explained by a low IQ!!!

Because Clinton created ISIS or ...?
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Patched
20. Re: Mafia III Patched Oct 9, 2016, 22:03 Quboid
 
Thanks for the performance reports, that's a bit encouraging but still sounds like it needs work. Is there really upscaling? Ugh.

The stuff in those videos are minor things that make the world a bit more alive. Are the new things to do different, maybe generic, grindy open-world side missions?
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2016, 18:15 Quboid
 
20 years, wooo!

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News Comments > Mafia III Patched
10. Re: Mafia III Patched Oct 9, 2016, 17:35 Quboid
 
How is performance now? Are people actually getting 60+ FPS with decent graphics and draw distance?  
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News Comments > Mafia III Released
34. Re: Mafia III Released Oct 8, 2016, 22:52 Quboid
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 21:07:
Redmask wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 17:52:
Maybe instead we could talk about the really cool game and ignore some lonely racist on the internet who just wants attention and laid the most obvious bait in the world to get it.


Leave it to Redmask to spew some personal assault with literally zero basis someone's way. I can't imagine anyone falling for your omega male shit anymore tbh. It should go without saying that someone who is against the BLM movement ins't necessarily a racist. Thinking in absolutes is a juvenile attitude that is a stain on our community and our ability to communicate about shit that matters.

It's not the most delicate way to discuss things but you did basically call BLM supporters racist and the only other explanation I can think of is that you are very badly misinformed. You say of course black lives matter, but your defence is that other people don't care, not that you do. In particular:
If BLM actually gave a single shit about black lives then they would put their efforts in trying to fix their own fucked up community. When I'm talking about a fucked up community I'm talking about fatherless households because daddy is in prison and the staggering, sickening numbers of black-on-black crime.

You talk about this like black communities are independent entities. Aside from the larger societal issues, you don't think that police and justice systems they can trust would help these communities with their crime problems? Do you really think the majority of people living there don't care?

Oh, and "America's retarded gun laws"? I'd guess there is a pretty large overlap between the gun nuts and the ALM nuts.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Released
32. Re: Mafia III Released Oct 8, 2016, 18:24 Quboid
 
There's a patch out for proper frame rates:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/360430/announcements/detail/814414949508697159
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Released
30. Re: Mafia III Released Oct 8, 2016, 16:32 Quboid
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 16:07:
BLM is a movement that is Black VS White, and "this time" not coming from the whites. When a black officer shoots a black person, BLM spokespersons will not mention the colour of the officer unless pressed. Nor do they give a shit about the actual numbers.

BLM is a movement that is people vs police. Why are BLM spokespersons talking about incidents when the officer is black at all if it's black vs white? The police officer's race isn't the point, it's the institutional racism (that did start with the whites) in police and justice departments that mean all officers can kill an unarmed black person and be likely to get away with it.

I haven't noticed that officers' races get mentioned more if they're white but it wouldn't surprise me. It's a more explicit demonstration of the institutional problems. Talking about black officers killing black people might confuse some people who don't get that institutional anti-black racism is the complaint.

And yes, more whites are killed by police than blacks, nearly twice as many - but there are six times as many white people. There are a number of factors that stop this being, heh, black and white but there is a vicious circle of distrust and I hold the people who swear to protect and serve the community to a higher standard than those who don't.

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
16. Re: Evening Safety Dance Oct 8, 2016, 15:10 Quboid
 
Bragging about getting away with sexual assault because he's a star is exactly the sort of "dirty joke" that Jimmy Savile would also make in private, before he was exposed as a massive sexual predator who wasn't joking in the slightest - in fact who got off on being able to say these things and *still* get away with it, the sort of insecure narcissism that Trump has also repeatedly displayed.

Of course, this doesn't prove that Trump has raped several women and children, but it makes those accusations look less like political manoeuvrings.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Released
27. Re: Mafia III Released Oct 8, 2016, 13:35 Quboid
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 13:17:
The latter part is not what I'm saying. Read my post more clearly. As for BLM, I can understand it feels good to just hop on that boat and chant "black lives matter" along with its other members... since -- fuck me -- OF COURSE black lives matter. All human life matters. If you don't understand my disdain for BLM than that's solely due to your ignorance, so don't go all ad hominem on me. My problem with BLM is that it creates racism instead of fighting it. Have you heard any BLM spokesperson talk about the white people that get shot by police, for example? Of course they don't, because then they have to come with numbers which would completely destroy the movement.

Numbers like: 6% of the US citizens are black, 50% of the US murders are by blacks, and then most of them are black-on-black crime.
Or numbers like: 50% of the people that get shot by police are white.

Fuck BLM. It's a movement against equality.

The latter part was about Luke, not you. Read my post more clearly.

BLM is about how black people are more likely to get shot by police than white people, which even your highly suspect numbers suggest. It is inherently about white people getting shot too but people who tell themselves that all lives matter ignore this so they can go on not caring about black lives - which is exactly what you're doing when you dismiss people protesting for civil rights because they're upsetting the apple cart.

The solutions to killings not done by police are things like gun control, drug reform, education - things that many people do care about very much.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 8, 2016, 13:20 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 21:31:
Corporations Avoid Taxes By Offshoring $2.5 Trillion — More Than The GDP Of France.

BUT TRUMP!

Nike pays less than 2% tax.

Do you think that Trump not paying tax is OK because others do it, or do you think that the media shouldn't be paying attention to presidential candidates a few weeks before the election?
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Released
17. Re: Mafia III Released Oct 8, 2016, 10:24 Quboid
 
Nimh wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 10:05:
Quinn wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 09:35:
Luke wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 09:15:
Do you just not play it cos the character you play as in charge of your own mafia is black?

Well ya said it , why does everything today have to be black or gay or free breast , just ain't into all this politically correctnes it ruins more than it helps Clown Nothing helps if ya force it onto people....nothing!

Playing a black guy in this context is very interesting. What I hate is the disclaimer at the start of the game, apologizing to nutjobs like all Black Lives Matter followers and SJW.

Imagine a history teacher apologizing for talking about slavery back in the days.

It seemed like a well worded disclaimer to me. Of course it triggered someone.

If it didn't upset someone who would say "nutjobs like all Black Lives Matter followers", it's doing history wrong.

Anyone who thinks that a player's character not being a straight white male is automatically political correctness is exactly the sort of person who would benefit as a human by being exposed to more diversity.

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News Comments > Mafia III Released
5. Re: Mafia III Released Oct 7, 2016, 21:48 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 20:26:
REALLY in depth Mafia 3 review.

Seems the game is a clusterfuck no matter what system you play it on but has a really good story.

That's quite an encouraging review, I want it to be more story focused than sandbox focused.

I won't touch it until the frame rate is fixed and it is more stable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 7, 2016, 18:44 Quboid
 
Well said, SMA. There are certainly problems but I feel like so many people in the West have lost sight of how much worse things can get, and will get if people take the standard of life we have had for several decades for granted. Those people pointlessly arguing in rooms have largely replaced people pointlessly dying in fields.

In my opinion, the two big problems with US democracy are the influence of money and the two party system. If there could be an uprising that resulted in these being fixed a month later, great. But that's not how revolutions go 99% of the time. If there was an armed revolution in the US, as soon as the people vs government war was over it would immediately descend into a much bloodier liberal versus conservative civil war and goodness knows how that would end up. Maybe the South will rise again.

My hope is that Trump and Brexit will be a wake-up call for politicians because speaking of taking things for granted, holy hell have they been taking things for granted. It won't be an overnight fix but a change in mindset would help a lot more than tearing everything down. Sadly this would also mean being more populist and less elitist in some respects, that's generally not what I want but politicians representing their voters is more important.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Where’s Polygon’s Mafia 3 review? Oct 6, 2016, 21:03 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 20:45:
Polygon was informed via a phone call from a 2K representative yesterday evening that 2K Games has decided not make the game available to press from any outlet prior to its release

And that right there is the reddest red flag a game can throw up.

This quite literally means they fully expect bad reviews.

And now the 30 FPS limit. This isn't looking good.
 
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3. Re: Game Reviews Oct 6, 2016, 11:54 Quboid
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 11:16:
Has anyone finished SpeedIN’ USB 3.0 S600 256GB Flash Drive? The last boss is hard

Aww Blue, you're no fun!
 
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1. Re: Game Reviews Oct 6, 2016, 11:16 Quboid
 
Has anyone finished SpeedIN’ USB 3.0 S600 256GB Flash Drive? The last boss is hard  
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