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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 26, 2016, 07:10 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 02:44:
Jivaro wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 11:44:
People are going to give up their steering wheels kicking and screaming but the roads, particularly in urban and metropolitan areas, would be safer if we all used robot cars.

Humans, as a species, can't drive for shit. Too selfish, too self-absorbed, and too aggressive. The last 20+ years or so of obscene traffic in our major cities has basically provided all the evidence we will ever need to factually state that robot cars would save lives.

Unfortunately humans, as a species, have another detrimental characteristic. We don't actually place much value on facts that don't either maintain our comfortable status quo or benefit us directly and immediately.

The robot car is the invention that could save thousands of lives annually but we will be so slow to adopt them that I suspect it will be decades before the mainstream population accepts them.

Folks in rural areas are a different thing. I can understand why Bubba Joe in a town of 1000 people in western Montana doesn't have a use for the tech and doesn't want anything to do with it. The lack of traffic, the amount of dirt roads..etc etc...that makes sense to me.

With out paying drivers, and with robot car insurance super cheap (b/c 10x fewer accidents) ordering a robot taxi or Uber is simply going to be the cheapest option for 80% of people. The cost will drive the migration, and hangers-on will have to pay through the nose for 2 reasons:

1. Cars with steering wheels will become an expensive niche item

2. With so few people in the pool, car insurance rates will skyrocket.

Yeah, I had this conversation with my dad recently. He was arguing that an Uber is more expensive. I asked him how much his car cost, and how many hours per week he uses it. Then showed him what percentage of time the car spends sitting in the driveway solely taking up space, and how much he's paying per hour in the car. Combine that with a robotic Uber likely costing less than current Ubers, and the cost looks much, much lower, not even mentioning that he could have put the $50,000 into the stock market and seen it grow.

And, I also believe a very significant chunk of millennials are dying to not be tied to cars. They already have the lowest percentage of people with driver's licenses since they became a requirement. I moved to NYC over a better offer in LA in part because I was dying to get rid of the need for a car. Life is so much nicer without one. No more need to circle around looking for parking somewhere.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
29. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 25, 2016, 22:52 Beamer
 
Zanthar wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 21:14:
I hope Hillary has a seizure on stage. Foaming at the mouth, shitting and pissing her pants suit, eyes going all wacky. Now that would be entertainment.

You're a gem.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
31. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 24, 2016, 11:16 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 23:15:
Beamer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 22:08:
Quboid wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 20:48:
What a load of garbage, far right fantasy with no relevance to reality. Honestly, pointing out bigotry is demagogy? Trump isn't just an embarrassment, he is dangerous.

It's legitimately terrifying that people believe that.




I presume you meant shiho. When I say dangerous...

Trump is just Cutter with money.

Of course, and wow. Just wow. That's the single most accurate post I've seen here in ages.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
75. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 24, 2016, 11:11 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 24, 2016, 03:25:
This is Mozilla and their CEO all over again. I'm sure they're lining up to attack Hillary on her anti-gay marriage stance annnnnnny day now...

Annnnny day...

One she held 20 years ago?

20 years ago I thought Korn was a good band.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 23, 2016, 22:08 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 20:48:
What a load of garbage, far right fantasy with no relevance to reality. Honestly, pointing out bigotry is demagogy? Trump isn't just an embarrassment, he is dangerous.

It's legitimately terrifying that people believe that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
13. Re: Nope Sep 23, 2016, 17:12 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 16:42:
Beamer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 15:47:
The most common complaint I see of her is "why isn't she showing this game, which doesn't have the trope?!" I mean, it answers the question - it doesn't have the trope! It's like if I watch a Youtube video about cats falling off of TVs and complained that it didn't feature any cats not falling off of TVs to demonstrate that not all cats fall of off TVs.

My complaint is her cherry picking and outright lies in order to suit her agenda. Look up the video where she used Hitman Absolution as an example. As someone who has finished that game, she straight up lied about it and the creator's intentions with the scene she uses.

I don't dislike her because of her arguments, I dislike the fact that she distorts her research and outright lies in order to be able to make the point she wants to make. It's the same kind of crap Michael Moore pulls. But at least Michael Moore didn't take a ton of crowdfunding and donations, only to never finish the project, even years after it was funded. She has still not delivered on all her originally planned episodes and Kickstarter rewards, even though she's now moved on to another project. And especially considering the production quality and hilariously bad research in her videos, it's insane that it's taken this long, given many YouTubers put out better videos on a daily basis. But getting work done means she can't collect tens of thousands of dollars giving woe is me speeches.

If you listen, she isn't discussing solely Hitman. She says "many games" and discusses a few points. She never says "Hitman is an example of all of these."
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Nope Sep 23, 2016, 15:47 Beamer
 
EndoSkull wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 15:11:
I have no respect for her at all.
Originally I was interested in the original kickstarter - I thought it might be interesting - it turned out to be an agenda with bias research and ignorance.

This kind of cracks me up, though. She didn't say "I'm going to do a careful evaluation of how women are treated in video games, and compare it to how everyone is," she said "This video project will explore, analyze and deconstruct some of the most common tropes and stereotypes of female characters in games. The series will highlight the larger recurring patterns and conventions used within the gaming industry rather than just focusing on the worst offenders."

That says right there "I'm looking at tropes and stereotypes, which means a bias. I'm not showcasing games that don't have the tropes or stereotypes, because this isn't about women in gaming, it's about tropes and stereotypes about women in gaming."

The most common complaint I see of her is "why isn't she showing this game, which doesn't have the trope?!" I mean, it answers the question - it doesn't have the trope! It's like if I watch a Youtube video about cats falling off of TVs and complained that it didn't feature any cats not falling off of TVs to demonstrate that not all cats fall of off TVs.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
39. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 14:50 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 13:37:
Beamer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:39:
Ravor wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:20:
Here we go again!

No no no. I refuse to let this thread of garbage posting, generalizations, unfounded assumptions based on nearly no evidence (in either direction), Derek Smart, and accusations of "arrogant twits" steal the thunder from the Palmer-Luckey-is-funding-Trump-propaganda thread, which should be full of the exact same stuff!

Why don't you get off your damn high horse for a change, because the people you keep looking down on are no worse than you are, you hypocrite.

We have very few green tag posters here. Treating the one left like garbage won't encourage any more to come. We can engage with him without some of the awful things people say to him.

He's one of the few non-anonymous posters, and one of the few that's done something in this industry, whether we respect it or not. Makes some sense to give him a bit more respect than people were showing him there. It was cruel and going for the jugular for things that hardly need it. Derek has given us no shortage of ammunition, but constantly using it just discourages anyone else from showing up as a green tag.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
28. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 13:14 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 13:08:
Beamer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:39:
Ravor wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:20:
Here we go again!

No no no. I refuse to let this thread of garbage posting, generalizations, unfounded assumptions based on nearly no evidence (in either direction), Derek Smart, and accusations of "arrogant twits" steal the thunder from the Palmer-Luckey-is-funding-Trump-propaganda thread, which should be full of the exact same stuff!

Uhh, good luck with that?


Well, it took 22 posts for someone to mention "cocaine and hookers." Frankly, I feel like that gets mentioned on this board at least thrice a week. We're pretty high on the index for all internet sites for those references, haha.

Seriously, I see it here all the time, possibly mostly from one user, but feel like I last saw it elsewhere in the mid-00s. Edit - except for that kickstarter that fell apart due to half that equation.
 
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News Comments > Road Rage Video
2. Re: Road Rage Video Sep 23, 2016, 12:12 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 11:48:
Wtf, I could have sworn Road Rage was a trademarked game name by EA still.

This looks okay, but I'll probably stick with Road Redemption, to be honest.

Road Rash.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
7. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 11:10 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 11:02:
Heh, good luck Beamer. I'm just going to ignore you-know-who, you were right to call me out last time he was around.

It's not worth it. I know people saw it as a defense, but it's more... nothing is going to change. There's value, even in the insanity.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
4. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 10:39 Beamer
 
Ravor wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:20:
Here we go again!

No no no. I refuse to let this thread of garbage posting, generalizations, unfounded assumptions based on nearly no evidence (in either direction), Derek Smart, and accusations of "arrogant twits" steal the thunder from the Palmer-Luckey-is-funding-Trump-propaganda thread, which should be full of the exact same stuff!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 23, 2016, 10:08 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:02:
In 2007-2008 election period, Obama has not been subjected to 1% of the smearing and hatred that Trump has been at the receiving end of.

Obama isn't a massive bigot. Trump is. People hate Trump because Trump hates people.

While we're at it, how come Ben Franklin isn't subjected to nearly the ridicule that Richard Nixon is, they're both historic figures?! How come Enron is the butt of jokes while Tesla is lauded. It just isn't fair!!!!!11!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 22, 2016, 18:01 Beamer
 
But he is concerned people may not know that some are spreading rumors about her health.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
31. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 22, 2016, 17:48 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 17:41:
To me he seems he was painting with a very broad brush. I can't bring myself to feel offended though - this is Pachter we're talking about. I don't care about which platform is better; I just know which I prefer to game on. To each his (or her) own.

I think he's right to say that pc gamers are the least willing to say your last sentence. Console gamers bicker amongst each other, but pc gamers look down on both of them as "console peons." And console people seem to argue less as more and more own both.

Again, generalizations. But you see the pc gamer mentality frequently here. We can't have a single console topic without someone mocking consoles.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2016, 15:39 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 15:03:
Cutter wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 11:45:

I wonder how many of those assholes decrying that cat bag are all vegans who neither wear nor use any form of animal skin. Not many I'd wager.

Probably none of them are vegans. You're a meat-eater. Do you consume cat meat? Why not? Think about it.

More to the point, I don't think many people have purses with any animal head staring at you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
25. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 22, 2016, 15:38 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 15:16:
We have now clearly established that Beamer is in fact Pachter.

I barely took out something that referred to Pachter as an arrogant twit, and if I'd had then I'd have nothing to argue against you with, haha.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
21. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 22, 2016, 14:48 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:43:
Beamer wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:38:
ItBurn wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:31:
He's saying that all PC gamers are like this.

Incorrect. It is not about all PC gamers. I mean, honestly, if I were to generalize PC gamers, I'd basically say the same thing. And I am a guy that does my gaming predominantly on, and prefers to do it on, PCs. But I acknowledge that PC gamers can be really damn annoying.

I mean, generalizations are made on this board all the time. Marketers are inept, CEOs are psychopaths, feminists are nazis, Trump fans are morons. Do people here generally think the people mean "all?"

I disagree. I think Pachter meant all PC gamers. You can only generalize when most(maybe 80%+?) of a thing are a certain way. With Pachter's claim, most of PC gamers aren't like that.

This is why people got so angry about "Gamers are Over." Rather than looking around and going "man, this is right, there are a lot of really annoying people," someone said "NOT ALL GAMERS!"

Pachter absolutely did not mean all PC gamers. Occam's razor, even. There's absolutely no way anyone could say that and mean "all." At all. Pachter almost definitely plays games via PC himself, which would make him a PC gamer.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
18. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 22, 2016, 14:38 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:31:
He's saying that all PC gamers are like this.

Incorrect. It is not about all PC gamers. I mean, honestly, if I were to generalize PC gamers, I'd basically say the same thing. And I am a guy that does my gaming predominantly on, and prefers to do it on, PCs. But I acknowledge that PC gamers can be really damn annoying.

I mean, generalizations are made on this board all the time. Marketers are inept, CEOs are psychopaths, feminists are nazis, Trump fans are morons. Do people here generally think the people mean "all?"
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
17. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 22, 2016, 14:32 Beamer
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 14:25:
There were 2 articles in this post. One about an old guy calling PC gamers a bad name. And another about Star Citizen. Wasn't sure what to expect when I clicked the link. This is like the lead in to the perfect storm as far as blues comments go.

Considering that an SC thread also involved Derek Smart, and the old guy is Pachter... yup. Kind of hits a full BINGO.
 
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