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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
162. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 18:57 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 18:44:
Conservative hypocrisy over freedom of speech and their attitude that freedom means "everyone is free to do what *I* want" aside, it's not OK for liberals to censor. But this has nothing to do with Luckey, a hypothetical mob is not censorship.

So what's the difference between people criticising Luckey and people criticising athletes who kneel? Criticising the athletes isn't inherently censorship either. I haven't followed that closely but from what I have read, it seems that while Luckey is being criticised for what he is supporting, the athletes are getting criticised merely for supporting something.

(Obviously I think there are huge differences in the merits and importance in each case too but "it's different because it's different" isn't a great answer.)

(PS. "You don't get to" is an antagonising way to argue. Sorry, but someone had to say it and if it was Orogogus he would sound petty.)

I mostly agree with your PS. But Ogogogus' original point was essentially "your side is doing it and therefore my team isn't." So when I point out that his team is doing it, him coming back and accusing me of using the argument he used is beyond disingenuous.

You can't call someone out pretending they used the argument you used, especially when they're not using it but stopping you from doing it.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
160. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 18:11 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 17:18:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 16:44:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:15:
Also, how can anyone say it's the "liberals" trying to censor when it's the conservatives irate over black athletes kneeling during the pledge of allegiance?

I like how Orogogus completely ignored this point and went straight to "It's the liberals man!"

The fact that the opposition is censoring doesn't mean your team isn't doing it, too, when it mobs up. And it looks worse on the side that claims to be tolerant and inclusive. "Nuh-uh, conservatives!" is a crap argument.

No. You don't get to do this. You don't get to do the "stop saying the other team is doing it, too!" card.

You said the liberals are holding back free speech. That would imply only the liberals. I pointed out conservatives are doing it, too.

Meanwhile, it's only the conservatives that have made "free speech" a rallying call. Liberals are not doing this. Liberals understand that, if you do something shitty, people will call you shitty. Only conservatives are trying to rally around the freedom to be as shitty as you want without any repercussions, even if those repercussions are just other people using their own free speech.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
154. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 14:21 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 14:14:
Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:50:
It's less about what they've actually done and more that Palmer Luckey tried to anonymously raise funds for a pro-Trump PAC.

If you don't care about how racist it is or isn't or what anyone's actually done, then I don't see how this isn't just mobbing up on anyone who supports the candidate you don't like and trying to make them unemployable.

Why would you not care about how racist Trump is? That's the whole point here. He's trying to use his money to raise the money of those much less fortunate than him in order to support a candidate who pushes policies that are counter the interests of a significant chunk of his company's audience.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 26, 2016, 14:09 Beamer
 
vvenaya wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:18:
Are they also going to require this from all other sites ? like wikipedia? This sounds alot like internet censorship to me.

Did you click through?

The bill, AB-1687, requires that all sites that have paid subscriptions that allow people to post resumes and other information respect requests to remove information relating to age -- or just not post this information in the first place.

The real push for this is for smaller actors and actresses to not be written off for their age. For actual stars, that cat is long since out of the bag. But if you're a 35 year old waitress who's had 3 roles and obviously no Wikipedia entry, this is a nice way to not get shut down immediately.

I'm not then saying its goods outweigh its bads, just that this is the primary impetus.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
152. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 13:50 Beamer
 
It's less about what they've actually done and more that Palmer Luckey tried to anonymously raise funds for a pro-Trump PAC.  
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
150. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 13:15 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:10:
See, this is why there's no freedom in this country anymore. The constitution provides you with many rights to live how you want and even say what you believe, but your fellow man... society at large... is now the oppressor and censor. The bully, in fact. But, that's what happens when we're lead by liberal fucktards hell bent on bullshit hypocritical policies of so-called "tolerance", although they are completely INtolerant of anyone with views or opinions that differ from their own.

Are you arguing to tolerate intolerance? Again, Trump isn't a normal candidate, and what Luckey did went beyond "supporting" him.

Also, how can anyone say it's the "liberals" trying to censor when it's the conservatives irate over black athletes kneeling during the pledge of allegiance?
 
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News Comments > MINECRAFT Exploration Update Plans
2. Re: MINECRAFT Exploration Update Plans Sep 26, 2016, 12:19 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 11:33:
Completely useless. Modders have already added a thousand times more quality content than is in the base game.

Though it's high on Minecraft, the share of people who mod will always be low. It's a lot of time spent on what could end up being inferior content.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 26, 2016, 10:54 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 10:40:
Glad to see ITT was essentially shutdown by the gov. Evil pricks preying on our kiddies.

Not our kiddies. For profit universities have a much higher average age. They prey more on our 25-36 year olds than our kiddies.

Sallie Mae preys on our kiddies.

The real difference is Sallie Mae preys on optimistic people to young to know any better and too inexperienced to comprehend the amounts and lengths of time being discussed, For-Profits prey on our discouraged, despondent, and desperate who can barely make ends meet and will try anything to improve.

There have been numerous stories about the likes of ITT marching homeless people down, having them register and get loans, then never be seen again, knowing the loan companies would never manage to track them down.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Sep 26, 2016, 08:52 Beamer
 
shiho wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 19:28:
At first I wanted to call the article "clickbait", but then realized what he's actually describing is the gaming's casual/accessbility/removing all challenge/"press the button and something awesome happens" trend.

Pac-Man becoming Pac-Mao is just a small part of it.

There is a weird tendency amongst some to call any article written to be goofy and fun "clickbait." I'm not surprised you're amongst those people.
 
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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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