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Nickname Quboid
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Description Ein Bürgermeister
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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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User ID 10439
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
48. Re: Op Ed Sep 17, 2017, 13:25 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 17, 2017, 10:05:
Quboid wrote on Sep 16, 2017, 15:43:
Is there anything in between a half-assed apology designed only to avoid consequences, and totally committing oneself to eradicating racism or giving away one's money?

Apparently not for the eternally offended who want a cause to get upset and stomp their feet over. Hey guys lets brigade on the internet and care about this for exactly 4 days!

But won't someone think of the poor children!

Well yes, except you haven't noticed that the eternally offended is you. You made a stupid point on a subject you know little about because you disagreed and felt people just had to know. You stomped your feet on the internet.

Have you ever noticed how everyone you disagree with is always upset or offended? Maybe it's you, dude.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
44. Re: Op Ed Sep 16, 2017, 15:43 Quboid
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 16, 2017, 13:45:
I have no idea who this person is but a casual Google search reveals that hes some moron on Youtube, not the Pope. He can say whatever he wants and his audience is free to fuck off if they're so angry about it.
And looking further into this he already apologized but I guess its not good enough, he needs to totally commit himself to eradicating racism across the planet or give his money away. What about the children!!! Careful lefties, you're going to pull something reaching that far.

Is there anything in between a half-assed apology designed only to avoid consequences, and totally committing oneself to eradicating racism or giving away one's money?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2017, 10:33 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 22:25:
If Valve doesn't give a shit about hate groups being on their platform, why does this guy think they give a shit about him canceling his account?

They don't give a shit about anything but money. If the hate groups buys games, Valve is perfectly okay with them. Sad story, but there you have it.


Valve gives a shit about being embarrassed, which is why doing this publicly was quickly successful.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
38. Re: Op Ed Sep 14, 2017, 15:31 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 15:01:
Quboid wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 12:25:
Beamer wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 11:32:
As Mashiki noted, there are places on the planet where being white is the best way to get yourself killed/raped/robbed/abducted,

Ok, name them, then tell me what they have to do with America, where this discussion is taking place, where most of PDPs fanbase is, and where nearly all of his sponsors are.

That's such a weird argument. How utterly out of your depth do you have to be to think that pointing out minorities being discriminated against is a bad thing disproves the argument that minorities being discriminated against is a bad thing. That pointing out that different races being equally scummy disproves that different races are equal.

Ultimately, though, I don't think either of us were making that argument. It was just an argument about whether a white American can know what life is like as a non-white American.

The argument that there are small pockets of the world in which being a white person is considered a bad thing doesn't really change anything for Americans and their experiences.

True, I misunderstood.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Sep 14, 2017, 12:25 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 11:32:
As Mashiki noted, there are places on the planet where being white is the best way to get yourself killed/raped/robbed/abducted,

Ok, name them, then tell me what they have to do with America, where this discussion is taking place, where most of PDPs fanbase is, and where nearly all of his sponsors are.

That's such a weird argument. How utterly out of your depth do you have to be to think that pointing out minorities being discriminated against is a bad thing disproves the argument that minorities being discriminated against is a bad thing. That pointing out that different races being equally scummy disproves that different races are equal.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Sep 14, 2017, 01:41 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 22:57:
NamecaF wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 22:30:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 19:07:
I think he's implying that if you're a white guy you really don't have the same perspective on someone throwing around racist insults. Stow that reverse racism bullshit.

Fuck you, that is the definition of racism right there. You're judging someone based on the colour of their skin.

I mean, there are some things white people can never experience, though, and therefore never have a strong understanding of.

Much like how I won't tell you what your childhood was like, and what it's like to grow up with your parents. I didn't do it.

Some people take it too far. I've run into the attitude that a white person shouldn't disagree with a black person about race, or a man shouldn't disagree with a woman about sexism, and so on. That's nonsense; self-serving contradictions that are based on prejudice, not judging the argument on its own merits. I assume that's what eRe4s3r was referring to and again, not what I meant.

I wasn't talking about different experiences either, not as such. More like different realities, since DangerDog has shown he will flat out refuse to accept the undeniable when it challenges him - and that probably includes identity politics.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 21:06 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 18:54:
Quboid wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 18:32:
DangerDog wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 18:23:
If he offends you, stop watching his streams or youtubes

simple


You're a white guy, correct?

Are you implying what I think you are implying? I thought you were against racism and sexism.... must have misremembered that.

In fact, you think it's ok to invalidate someones opinion because he isn't a skin color or gender you approve? Or was that a "heat of the moment" kind of thing?

I asked a question because I want to know the context behind his remark, not implying anything. Yet. You're right, there are (at least) 2 perspectives and I want to know for sure which side he is on, but based on his previous comments I think identity politics are (selectively) important to him - therefore his race is relevant to his perspective.

That's [edit: meaning eRe4s3r's post] a fair question. I'm certainly not going to say that someone's opinion is invalid because of their race, but I can see where you're coming from and I don't want to give anyone the wrong impression.

This comment was edited on Sep 14, 2017, 17:15.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 18:32 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 18:23:
If he offends you, stop watching his streams or youtubes

simple


You're a white guy, correct?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
56. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 09:03 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 04:32:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 03:24:
Quboid wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 23:28:
This is what happens when you're the sort of person who gets their information from those race realists at the Daily Stormer.

Seriously. This guy literally used an actual neo-Nazi website's "why we're totally not racist" page as his justification, and they used similar "logic" as we see here. Right there below navigation links like "The Jewish Problem", why anti-racism activists are the real racists.

Sorry, having a problem differentiating between the two. Different sides, same coin except that neo-nazi is actually open instead of hiding everything under the bigotry of low expectations. Getting 50pts knocked off admission to a university because of your race is as much bullshit as being give 250pts for your race to get you into it.

Why aren't those black people pulling themselves up by their bootstraps already?

Pointing out that racism affects people - literally worse than the Nazis, according to Mashiki. Because at least Nazis are honest. Advocating for rape porn was a relative high point for him.

Hey Mashiki, what happened to GamerTics? You were so sure that gaming/politics site was trustworthy, yet it all but stopped posting on the 9th Nov. Were you gullible, or were you in on the scam?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
52. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 23:28 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 23:00:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 18:51:

Also, SJWs are the real racists, amirite?

At least the "race realist" is going to tell me they're a "race realist." A SJW is too busy telling the black they're too stupid and need special handouts to succeed in society, while talking over them. And telling the asians they're too smart so they need to be penalized. While proclaiming they're really not as bad, but worse then the opposition they claim to oppose.

This is what happens when you're the sort of person who gets their information from those race realists at the Daily Stormer.

Seriously. This guy literally used an actual neo-Nazi website's "why we're totally not racist" page as his justification, and they used similar "logic" as we see here. Right there below navigation links like "The Jewish Problem", why anti-racism activists are the real racists.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 18:12 Quboid
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 17:27:
Quboid wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 14:19:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 13:40:
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 12:32:
None of you read the article. It's a comedy piece. See that bit there Blue put in (Satire)? You ARE the Facebook crowd, getting bent out of shape because you're too lazy to pay attention.

Or we did read the article and regardless of its satire (or perhaps because of it) it poses interesting questions that maybe should be discussed?

Nearly everyone was talking about PewDiePie, the person being satirised. I think HoSpanky was too lazy to pay attention.

When did I say it wasn't about PDP? Literally every post prior to my first one was about how dumb/wrong the author was, zero of those people read the article before posting, which is Facebook thinking. "I know all I need to from the article title, which I didn't read very clearly". PewDiePie was absolutely the intended "writer" for that article.

You weren't paying attention to the comments, nearly all of which were about PewDiePie. Beamer and MT Silver referred to "Pdp" and Flatline mentioned making 15 million a year. Half Elf can't stand "him", that's surely not referring to a random author who isn't even named in the blurb. Slashman mentions pulled sponsorship, again that's not about Bob Vulfov. VaranDragon and raVen aren't talking about any specific person.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 14:19 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 13:40:
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 12:32:
None of you read the article. It's a comedy piece. See that bit there Blue put in (Satire)? You ARE the Facebook crowd, getting bent out of shape because you're too lazy to pay attention.

Or we did read the article and regardless of its satire (or perhaps because of it) it poses interesting questions that maybe should be discussed?

Nearly everyone was talking about PewDiePie, the person being satirised. I think HoSpanky was too lazy to pay attention.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 14:19 Quboid
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 12:09:
No one is saying (at least I don't think they are) to convict him of a crime. But pulling all his sponsorship and support from the big companies that help prop him up? Sure!

He can freely say what the hell he wants, but he shouldn't expect to be respected for it. Especially when all it is is a man-boy trying to act cool on the internet by getting 'edgy' with racial slurs. What the hell are you thinking when your viewership is primarily made up of children?

He claims to think it's a mainstream media conspiracy. I don't know if he actually believes that, but the pathetic thing is how many people do. Get criticised for repeatedly spewing racist garbage in front of tens of millions of people, mostly children? Yes, it's the evil MSM.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 8, 2017, 12:46 Quboid
 
Pigeon wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 11:35:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 10:20:
Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed

The trio had not yet been informed of the incident, the company said late Thursday.

Yeah, I'm sure they had no idea what was going on, a massive data breach and nobody working their said anything until it was officially announced Rolleyes

I'm sure their Chief Financial Officer has better things to worry about than micromanaging only "very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever". Honestly, you can't expect these people to be on top of every little detail...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 8, 2017, 01:25 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 21:41:
Whaat, utter bullshit clickbait from Ars? Another one bites the dust, I guess...

They're not pulling Star Wars and Marvel films, with Disney starting their own streaming service, they won't be renewing the Netflix deal when it expires in a couple years. In other news, water is wet!

Disney aren't pulling the films, they're just stopping them from being available? That sounds like they're pulling the films.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 2, 2017, 22:12 Quboid
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 2, 2017, 19:15:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 2, 2017, 15:14:
It's no longer spying on you, your habits and what you do if it's in your hand.

To a certain extent it's not: if all the data used to train the AI agent never leaves the phone, and the AI agent (whether it be a recommender or a face recognizer or whatever) is trained on the phone with that data, then the company in question knows no more about you than before you owned the device.

Machine learning on device is a big push right now for exactly this reason: if the ML model can be trained on device, then no sensitive data needs to be sent to, stored, and processed on third party servers. This saves companies money and limits the amount of sensitive data they have to handle, and potentially be liable for. The challenge heretofore has been that the limited computational resources on phones have severely limited the kind and quality of on-device training you can do, but that will probably change substantially in the next 4 or 5 years as both hardware and ML algorithms and ML engineering techniques improve.

Do companies typically actually want this, rather than grabbing as much data as they can?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 30, 2017, 14:59 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 13:28:
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 10:43:
Bullshit! There is no way a wireless mouse's batteries are going to last much more than a week unless they come up with some way to charge them. Any gamer who buys into their hype is going to be sadly disappointed.

I don't waste money on wireless for my desktop anymore. Nothing worse than a battery going dead in the middle of a big fight.

Welcome to the future because they don't run on power hungry tube amps anymore, something about miniaturization.

Great life and great performance has been around for years and it just keep getting better. Take for instance my G602 wireless gaming mouse.
Battery Life
Performance mode: up to 250 hours*
Endurance mode: up to 1440 hours*

*in a blind taste test most gamers would not be able to tell the difference between performance and endurance modes.

Sadly disappointed, not at all.
Amazed by awesome performance with zero lag, no connectivity issues and great battery life, YES.

I haven't had a problem with a wireless device shutting off unexpectedly for years. Even my gaming mouse (Logitech G700s) lasts long enough for a gaming session and gives plenty of warning before it dies. That is in a low power mode, because I also can't tell the difference (making me think the performance modes are gimmicks and no one actually needs their mouse to report 1000 times a second).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2017, 02:07 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 17:03:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 13:32:
Fox News pulled off the air in Britain
What took them so long?

LOL, "Fox News failed to attract an audience... A few thousand viewers per day."

Why is it that Brits are so much smarter than we are?

We've got tabloids instead. Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Daily Star, and The Sun are the main ones.

AFAIK the Fox News broadcast was just the American one, so it was never going to be of much interest. Murdock wants to buy Sky, including Sky News, which would give him much more influence. He claims Sky News will be independent but obviously that's bullshit.
 
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News Comments > X4: Foundations Announced
1. Re: X4: Foundations Announced Aug 28, 2017, 10:35 Quboid
 
Sounds good, they seem to have learned from Rebirth's mistakes ... but I don't think I'll preorder.

 
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News Comments > The Guild 3 Early Access Next Month
4. Re: The Guild 3 Early Access Next Month Aug 24, 2017, 01:24 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 11:17:
Steam entry is here, with (very early) screenshots
http://store.steampowered.com/app/311260/The_Guild_3/

Developer is GolemLabs though.. who made.. exactly nothing for a decade. So I doubt they have the technical skills to make a decent engine, let alone a bug-free scripting system ;/

Good, I hate it when sequels change the spirit of a game.

I played a load of Europa: The Guild in local multiplayer back in the day. Lots of fun, despite being incredibly rough. Never got around to playing The Guild 2 much but it seemed like more of the same, in both good and bad ways. This is one I'll probably pick up if the initial reaction is good.
 
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