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Nickname Quboid
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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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.

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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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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