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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 20, 2016, 15:27 Quboid
 
Frijoles wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 15:06:
Those Test of Time awards are all shit. TF2 is the only one that really should be there. Skyrim? Really? I mean it's only ... 5 years old?! Oh Lord I'm so old.

How does Age of Empires II HD qualify there? It's only 3.5 years old and if the nomination is for AoE2, the fact that an HD remaster exists is pretty clear proof that it didn't stand the test of time.

Not sure who was in need of a hug in Far Cry either, was that supposed to be Vaas?!

That's public choice awards for you. I'm starting to think these awards are just filler for their Winter sale.
 
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7. Re: etc. Dec 19, 2016, 18:30 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 15:44:
Beamer wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 14:41:
It's always fun to play the "guess where Cutter's views fall" game.
Essentially, look at it from "does this impact Cutter."

If a topic is about rich CEOs, then Cutter will call them evil for holding back wages, because that may impact him directly.

If the topic is about millenials complaining about bad wages, then he'l call them entitled, because he's not a millenial so there's no way he can fathom improved wages for millenials helping him out, personally.

Never mind that there's a huge inconsistency between endlessly complaining about low wages, then calling others doing so "entitled."
Cutters views are subject to change per post. But that's why we luv him.

He has an almost unique talent to look at any situation so completely from his own perspective, he seems constantly baffled and angered that people don't just agree with him. If he had money he'd be Trump.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
48. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 16, 2016, 21:13 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 14:50:
The news media has been on a slow and steady decline for years now, I remember when we had shows like 20/20 and Dateline that actually reported on issues and whistle blowers were treated like hero's but somewhere along the way they became completely beholden to corporate and government propaganda. Dare not to report on anything that might offend advertisers or the political elite, we must vilify whistle blowers like Snowden and Assange.

The story about the lady that won a huge lawsuit from Mc Donald's for the "Hot Coffee" incident recently came up, kind of funny seeing how the media spun it into a false narrative. What year was that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCkL9UlmCOE

Even back then they couldn't do honest reporting, you have to be extremely gullible to not think Mc Donald's were pulling the strings on most of these news stories.


There are mainstream media organisations which give credit to whistle blowers. Snowden leaked his info via several major news media outlets. Assange got plenty of credit too, although he is not above criticism. Neither of them are, nor should they be; the messenger's motives should be considered when reading the message.

A problem - and this applies to all of us - is that "mainstream media" or similar phrases encompass a wide range of outlets. Whatever one's regard for Fox News and The Guardian, these are very different organisations.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 16, 2016, 21:01 Quboid
 
Did the US government just do something non-partisan which is entirely to the benefit of people, hurting unscrupulous businesses and lawyers?

Well I never.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
29. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 15, 2016, 23:39 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 15, 2016, 21:30:
It's amazing how people who make $30K per year thought a landed gentry billionaire would have their best interests in mind.

"That makes me smart" was his comment in the first debate on the subject of his taxes, i.e. him exploiting the American people as much as he can get away with.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
64. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 15, 2016, 08:41 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 15, 2016, 07:07:
Quboid wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 17:58:

I can't figure out what you think this says about progressives, or anyone or anything else. Why have you mentioned this? Why do you think this helps, or is relevant to your point?

Not paying attention to the press at all? The people who were pressing the "big-dangerous-alt-right" story were self-labeled progressives. Along with media that falls directly into that camp.

I presume this disproves some strawman argument of yours because I don't see what this has to do with anything.

At a stretch, it proves that progressives and the media didn't talk about this enough, since the people you mentioned in post #25 and then pretended don't exist in post #33 got their candidate elected.

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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
60. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 13, 2016, 17:58 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 05:16:
That "dangerous alt-right" that nobody has really heard of, except the progressives pushing it.

I can't figure out what you think this says about progressives, or anyone or anything else. Why have you mentioned this? Why do you think this helps, or is relevant to your point?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
16. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 13, 2016, 00:22 Quboid
 
Scheherazade wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 14:54:
In any case, it's important to keep game theory in mind, as a filter. Simply accepting that someone is your enemy, because someone else tells you so, is insufficient. They have to actually _be_ an enemy - by their actions.

-scheherazade

They do plenty of things that I'm not going to bother listing out. I don't mean they plan to declare war any time soon but there are plenty of people in positions of power who don't like us and as powerful competitors they will exploit any weakness. They wanted Trump elected because he has and will create plenty of weaknesses in the West.

The actions of the US and other countries are irrelevant. There is plenty about our foreign policies that I don't like but that does not mean we shouldn't care about danger, be it economic, political, cyber or military. Disbanding NATO won't stop the Vietnam war from being a colossal screw-up.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
56. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 12, 2016, 15:01 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 11:06:
Quboid wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 09:47:
Beamer, you're not talking about right-wing gamers so generalisation is allowed.

Yeah, I'm pretty certain this site is left leaning, but not terribly so. We have a few out and out conservatives, such as Verno and Prez, and at this point I feel as if I get on fine with them, butting heads over a few social things and that's it (though, very much not always the case with Prez and I.)

I don't feel like denying climate change and pizzagate are "conservative" positions.

By right-wing, I'm referring to True Conservatives. To Pizzagate types, No True Scotsm Conservative believes climate change, that's for "Republicans In Name Only".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2016, 10:23 Quboid
 
So that's a yes on me being an insensitive dick?

I suppose it impacts on a sufferer's ability to spend time doing normal stuff without thinking about illness and treatment and so on. That will be demoralising and coupled with the apparent importance of a positive mindset, I can see that it matters even if the headline does overdo it.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
51. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 12, 2016, 09:47 Quboid
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 09:26:
Hehe, libs still in denial about losing the election to a guy with the worst combover in history. Blame it on Martians next.

I have heard a lot about illegal aliens coming into the US to vote, you might be on to something.

Beamer, you're not talking about right-wing gamers so generalisation is allowed. Like when Mashiki said he believes in meritocracy and then criticises Twitter for banning some who broke the ToS but who is gay - that person supported right-wing gamers (while they were useful to him) so it's completely different.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
14. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 12, 2016, 09:30 Quboid
 
"Since when is Russia our enemy?"

Open a history book.
 
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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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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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