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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Dec 1, 2016, 06:58 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 03:14:
Beamer wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 23:18:

I saw an enormous amount of fake news on Facebook this season. It was overwhelmingly liked from the very small amount of Trump supporters, but there was definitely fake news liked by Hillary supporters, too. There was a direct correlation with age and education level (though, the older you are, the less needed degrees were, so...)

Again with "both sides do it."

Here's a guy who actually writes fake news for a living:

During the run-up to the presidential election, fake news really took off. "It was just anybody with a blog can get on there and find a big, huge Facebook group of kind of rabid Trump supporters just waiting to eat up this red meat that they're about to get served," Coler says. "It caused an explosion in the number of sites. I mean, my gosh, the number of just fake accounts on Facebook exploded during the Trump election."

Coler says his writers have tried to write fake news for liberals but they just never take the bait.

Trust me, dude, I've read the same things you have. At the same time, last week my dad's cousin was posting about how Ivanka Trump said she'd mace her father if he wasn't her father. This wasn't real, it was a Conan O'Brien bit from a decade ago, but it still managed to make the rounds with certain liberals as being an actual thing she'd said.

That same cousin frequently posted other things that were absolutely fake. So yes, both sides do it. One side significantly/overwhelmingly more, but both sides do it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
15. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 30, 2016, 23:19 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 21:07:
Beamer wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 15:32:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 15:26:
Beamer wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 14:26:
Luke wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 14:16:
diasco 3

Guys, have we ever seen Puke go a single post without poorly punning a proper name?

The farce is strong in that one.


Whatever, jCrier!

(I was talking about Luke, thus the Star Wars quote )

I know, I was playing along not with the Star Wars, but with the really awful pun names.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Nov 30, 2016, 23:18 Beamer
 
Task thinks RT is an honest source of news, which never ceases to crack me up.

I saw an enormous amount of fake news on Facebook this season. It was overwhelmingly liked from the very small amount of Trump supporters, but there was definitely fake news liked by Hillary supporters, too. There was a direct correlation with age and education level (though, the older you are, the less needed degrees were, so...)

I mean, hell, even major outlets picked up on the "CNN airs transsexual pornography" news, and that was created by some random person on Twitter. CNN even mentioned it, apologizing before their affiliate confirmed it didn't actually happen. And that was the least fake of things I saw - entire news sites were created solely for fake news.

Like with Pizzagate, some people want so badly to believe the other side is pure evil or pure stupid that they will believe the most ridiculous things, y'know, like "Russia Today is a valid news source."
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 30, 2016, 15:32 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 15:26:
Beamer wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 14:26:
Luke wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 14:16:
diasco 3

Guys, have we ever seen Puke go a single post without poorly punning a proper name?

The farce is strong in that one.


Whatever, jCrier!
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
6. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 30, 2016, 14:26 Beamer
 
Luke wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 14:16:
diasco 3

Guys, have we ever seen Puke go a single post without poorly punning a proper name?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2016, 14:21 Beamer
 
theglaze wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 12:41:
Cespedes is a monster...his performance in the 2013 home run derby was dominating! Scary to think the Mets will have him for his power years, 31 to 35 years of age.

2013 Derby: https://youtu.be/zwLETSLqgb8

Which is bad news. Here's an age to HR curve. It obviously varies by player, but in the post-PED age, players decline tremendously. Even in other ages, players peak from 27-30 then fall off rapidly.

At age 33, players average a third the home runs they had at age 27. You're paying him for past performance, not future. There's nowhere this is more obvious than the NHL, where you routinely have 30+ year olds signed for monster 7 year contracts, only to be giant albatrosses that are significantly slower and more detrimental than 24 year olds making 10% as much.

Of course, those 30+ year olds sell more jerseys...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
16. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 30, 2016, 14:14 Beamer
 
MT Silver wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 14:04:
The arrogance in this thread is staggering. You all think you're so much better than everyone else. You've got it all figured out. The perfect opinions. Just the right amount of conservatism, the right level of liberalism and just a dash of libertarianism. The world would be sooo much better if you were in charge.

Get some self-perspective and realize you're just another sack of manure like the rest of us. You're no better than the average Trump supporter or SJW cuckold. You're just another idiot on the internet, not changing the world or having any effect on anything.

"You guys think you're so much better than everyone else. Let me tell you why you're wrong and I'm the one so much better!"
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Cleared by U.K. Ad Watchdog
4. Re: No Man's Sky Cleared by U.K. Ad Watchdog Nov 30, 2016, 12:33 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 12:23:
This is a ruling on the Steam page content specifically and doesn't take into account Murray's interviews and public statements. Either way their name is mud, this changes nothing.

And you can't take his pre-release interviews into account. If you did, devs would just stop talking about games until they were on shelves, as Valve kind of does (can you imagine someone suing Valve because TF2 didn't look like the 1999 screenshots?)

That said, the Steam page, even a week after release, led off with the 2014 E3 video of this game, which is wrong on so many levels.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 30, 2016, 10:40 Beamer
 
Lower taxes leads to a super wealthy class and the rest of us being minimum wagers. I'm always amazed at how few people understand this.

Here's a nice graph of income growth.. It isn't the most intuitive, but what it shows is that, over the past 3 decades, only people with the top 15% of salaries have had their salary grow faster than the average. In other words, only our wealthiest are getting income increases.

Why? Taxes. Every country listed there is much, much harsher on the top tax brackets than we are.

Or, putting it another way, our mean income is growing much more rapidly than or median income.

Rich get richer, everyone else gets poorer. Thanks, taxes!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart. Nov 30, 2016, 07:01 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 05:58:
Is Blue's a wasteland full of hate and bigotry?

It was growing for a while, but I'm pretty certain all those people went to reddit and we're left with actual, normal people that hold some conservative opinions and/or define themselves as conservative instead of, well, the people mentioned in that article. A few came back after the Trump victory, and ranted about Pizzagate, but that was it.

But yes, I agree, just use Front, not All. And, to the guy mentioning safe spaces, what do you think The_Donald is?

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
26. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 29, 2016, 09:25 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 09:01:
Beamer wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 06:49:

Guys, we've not only got one telling us Hillary Clinton runs a pedophile ring out of a pizza joint, but he's also calling us "permavirgins."

We're one "cuck" or "beta" away from being below the bottom of the internet.

Did you look at PizzaGate, and to think thinking human beings consider this proof of anything, my goodness. If there were any truth to any of that, there would be actual law-enforcement involved. Not idiots on the internet misinterpreting out-of-context emails from a hack-dump.

Ps.: If Hillary really did that, I dunno whether to be appalled or impressed, running a pedo ring out of a fucking pizza joint? As Hillary "everyone knows her face" Clinton? Either she is a shape-shifter or these claims are bullshit on the highest level

We've had two different posters defend it here in the last week. Two! You know, they're the "woke" ones that know where to get the real news.

Seriously, this is the reptilians of the 2010s.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
24. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 29, 2016, 06:49 Beamer
 
Icewind wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 00:36:
I guess a website called Boing Boing is a real news site now? Boy, they sound very reliable.

These are probably the same folks who think PizzaGate is all imaginary and that the Bohemian Grove isn't real and...

Wait, I've known you Blues typicals since 2000. You guys are liberal idiots. I'm wasting my time trying to educate you permavirgins.

Guys, we've not only got one telling us Hillary Clinton runs a pedophile ring out of a pizza joint, but he's also calling us "permavirgins."

We're one "cuck" or "beta" away from being below the bottom of the internet.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 14:27 Beamer
 
robdot wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 14:22:
Christians are just trying to prove that light speed is variable so they can then say the universe is only 5000 years old.

This article also seems to not be aware the universe is expanding relative to the observer.

You're reacting to a word in the name of the outlet reporting this. But CSM doesn't cover news from a Christian POV, the scientists involved are likely not Christian, and many, many outlets reported on this.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
43. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 28, 2016, 14:24 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 14:07:
Beamer wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 12:56:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 11:54:
Kajetan wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 10:00:
thecakeisalie wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 22:13:
My biggest question is why is this game still being sold, period, when it was clearly falsely advertised from the get-go?
Because no court ordered Sony and Hello Games to stop selling it.

Gamers also don't have the same type of consumer protection laws as everyone else. It's even worse with crowdfunding and early access. Until laws are passed specifically targeting these shyster companies and their shenanigans, we will continue to be victims of these snake oil salespeople. So since we don't have these protections, the only thing we can do is not preorder, and not back crowdfund/early access games.

Would you now support that woman who sued Drive for having a misleading trailer?

I'm fairly certain that lawsuit was mocked around here, but to me, has more merit than "NMS was misleading!" With a movie, you have little to go on other than trailers, at least if you want to avoid spoilers. With video games, you have pretty much everything to judge a game on prior to purchase, so long as you wait even an hour.

With all due respect, you do realize that it's a fact (and Youtube has tons of videos to back this up) that Sean Murray lied to sell his game. He stated the game would have specific features at launch that later turned out to be false. The biggest being no multiplayer (he only came clean on the day of release). "NMS was misleading!" is a simplified way of stating the obvious. If you dropped $60 on NMS (preorder or not), you would understand the ire of thousands of people. The point I'm making is, please don't defend Sean Murray. There are no redeeming qualities for what he did.

I'm not excusing him. I'm saying that everyone acting like this is exclusive to video games is nuts. Movies have misleading trailers all the time. All the time! Bands release energetic songs to sell an album full of downbeat garbage. Books have blurbs calling them modern, tear-jerking classics despite evoking no emotion.

Or, look at a car concept at an auto show vs what hits the dealers. Or what's on a menu at McDonald's vs what you get.

Yes, Sean Murray is a horrible example, and I'd wager that he fully believed much of what he said, but he went too long and the old videos being the lead video on Steam was a huge mistake. But people complain all the time about everything. ACM is a great example of a dev constantly accused of lying that never lied. Beyond that, it's hard to tell what's marketing speak and what's an actual lie. "This game has the most in-depth, amazing, mind-blowing world building ever" can be a lie, or it could be an opinion, and a dev will never say "what we're doing is half-baked and you've seen it done better before."

Sean Murray's mistake was that he never stopped talking. But what he originally said was fine, and people still blame him for that.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Nov 28, 2016, 13:21 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 11:29:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 11:21:
Took my brain awhile to get there (even coffee isn't helping today) but it's Damian Wayne, not Damon Wayans as I first interpreted it . I was wondering why the hell he was involved with a Batman game, and who thought that would be a good idea.

Same. I was wondering, is that the one in Requiem For A Dream or one from White Chicks... (Turns out, neither.)

He'd make a better Joker.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
41. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 28, 2016, 12:56 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 11:54:
Kajetan wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 10:00:
thecakeisalie wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 22:13:
My biggest question is why is this game still being sold, period, when it was clearly falsely advertised from the get-go?
Because no court ordered Sony and Hello Games to stop selling it.

Gamers also don't have the same type of consumer protection laws as everyone else. It's even worse with crowdfunding and early access. Until laws are passed specifically targeting these shyster companies and their shenanigans, we will continue to be victims of these snake oil salespeople. So since we don't have these protections, the only thing we can do is not preorder, and not back crowdfund/early access games.

Would you now support that woman who sued Drive for having a misleading trailer?

I'm fairly certain that lawsuit was mocked around here, but to me, has more merit than "NMS was misleading!" With a movie, you have little to go on other than trailers, at least if you want to avoid spoilers. With video games, you have pretty much everything to judge a game on prior to purchase, so long as you wait even an hour.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Metaverse
23. Re: Thanksgiving Metaverse Nov 25, 2016, 23:28 Beamer
 
OK, we've got a guy who thinks Clinton runs a pedophile ring.

Shut it down, folks. We've reached the bottom of the Internet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
50. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 25, 2016, 23:26 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 23:09:
Beamer wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 22:49:
Nothing you said has anything to do with white privilege.

If you rolled a 0 in wealth it doesn't mean you didn't roll high elsewhere.

And moving is expensive. Very expensive. That's why people don't do it. If you live in sw Kentucky and have no skills, you have no money for a deposit. You're lucky if you have money to physically move yourself.

Times aren't the same as they were for our parents. My dad went from nothing to owning his own business. These days, the type of business he owned doesn't really exist.

I rolled high in having a parent that gave a shit. That isn't a race thing.

So you think that there's the same proportion of parents giving a shit across race?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
47. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 25, 2016, 22:49 Beamer
 
Nothing you said has anything to do with white privilege.

If you rolled a 0 in wealth it doesn't mean you didn't roll high elsewhere.

And moving is expensive. Very expensive. That's why people don't do it. If you live in sw Kentucky and have no skills, you have no money for a deposit. You're lucky if you have money to physically move yourself.

Times aren't the same as they were for our parents. My dad went from nothing to owning his own business. These days, the type of business he owned doesn't really exist.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Nov 25, 2016, 16:43 Beamer
 
It isn't AAA+, it's games as a service.  
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