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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
34. Re: Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart. Dec 2, 2016, 23:51 Beamer
 
Nofactor97 wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 22:44:
Beamer wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 09:58:
Nofactor97 wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 09:48:
Beamer wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 07:00:
Nofactor97 wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 02:50:
So is the inane rambling of someone who would be quick to call anyone a racist, bigot or misogynist just because they have conservative values. Throw around phrases like"cognitive dissonance" , but never realising they have ad hominem rants . . . Making their points look like a joke

Hopefully that spelled out for you better

Quboid wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 00:46:
Nofactor97 wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 22:40:

Triggered Much?

That's got to be the most inane word around these days. Way to make your point look like a joke.

Dammit now I'm triggered Cry

I mean, a lot of "conservative values" are racist, bigoted, and misogynist.

Preserving the sanctity of marriage is a conservative value, and one of the most bigoted values people are open about in the US.

That is religious value and calling it bigoted is simply an effort to attack another persons value's with ad hominem attacks. It is/was a fight over what the word "marriage" means. The debate on equal treatment under government laws (tax, health) was not cared about for the most part. The change needed to be dictated through religious doctrine, instead it was forced through laws, which only widened the divide.

Applying heated words like "bigoted, misogynist, racist" on anything that does not fit a liberal's agenda is always an attempt to deflect the topic. When it is done, the debate is over because they cannot see anything else beyond that. Similar to trying to convince a Born Again Christian the earth is not 4000 years old. The end answer is always "because god says so"

Marriage isn't a religious institution, it's a legal and tax one.

So no, it isn't a religious value, and believing that others don't deserve the same legal and tax rights that you deserve because they were born differently is, by definition, bigotry.

That it "wasn't cared about" doesn't mean it isn't bigotry. Sorry, any attempt to deprive others of rights you enjoy, due solely to the way they were born, is bigotry.

Whatever the origin of the word Marriage, in America, it has been associated with the union of Man and Woman and strongly correlated to the Bible. The government at some point added the tax benefits and legal protections to this Union. So while the term "Marriage" may be centuries old, it took on a specific meaning in the US, which is the nature of culture.

And you misunderstood my point. The battle was over the word "marriage" and what it meant, it was never against the equal rights under law against same sex unions . . .which are now called marriage also. Religious organizations where battling the definition, they were never battling the rights under law, just the meaning of what marriage is. That is NOT bigotry.

So, the definition of bigotry is to deprive people of rights you may enjoy? Welcome to the world, I enjoy rights because of my position and training. You enjoy rights and privileges because of your training and education that I should NOT be able to enjoy. Want to join the Navy SEALS . . guess what .. . if you are not born with that strength and mentality you should not be able to join. That is not bigotry. Not allowing a women to join the SEALS that can make all the requirement is bigotry. Your definition is WAY too general and is a large part of the problem.

"Strongly correlated to the Bible" is as incorrect as essentially everything in the Bible.

It has significant tax benefits. And legal benefits. Do you know who can be in the hospital room of a dying individual? Family. Who can make decisions on things such as when to pull the plug? Family. In states where gay people can't marry, do you know who this excludes? Lifelong partners.

But fine, let's just make it religious. That'll be great. Because the religions that don't want gays to marry can, y'know, keep not marrying gays, as everyone feels they should. And the religions that are ok with marrying gays can marry gay people. As everyone except for the bigots think they should.

There are, you know, religions out there perfectly alright with gay marriage. And the ones that aren't ok with it in their religion but ok with it outside their religion is fine.

But if you believe you should be able to force your religion on others, well, you're a bigot. Sorry. If you do not think gay people should marry you're a bigot. And buddy, with your whole 10 posts here, I'm already pretty certain you're a bigot. I mean, hell, comparing marriage to joining the SEALS? A bigot, and not a particularly bright one (are there bright ones?)
 
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News Comments > Prey Gameplay Video
12. Re: Prey Gameplay Video Dec 2, 2016, 16:12 Beamer
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 16:01:
Vio wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 12:14:
Looks crap, the old trailer of canceled prey 2 looks much better.

Christ, you people are merciless! Granted this isn't the whole 'chase down a fugitive in a large open city' ala Blade Runner that the original Prey 2 would have been but this looks pretty innovative and definitely up to today's graphical and physics standards. Remember, like it or not, we're held to what the consoles can do, so if this was just a PC game, it would probably look 100% better, especially if they pulled a Crysis and only built for DX11 cards and up. I don't like it anymore than any of you do but that's the reality we live in. Still, it forces devs to be creative instead of giving them 'unlimited' resources to go crazy. Keep in mind all the unique shit they used to do for 8-bit and 16-bit consoles and 286/386/486 PC's with 640k...sometimes limits are a good thing...

=-Rigs-=

Game A gets released: "This looks nowhere near as cool as the E3 trailer they showed 3 years ago. The graphics are worse, none of those organic animations exist, half the features are missing... what the hell."

Game B gets released: "This looks nowhere near as cool as the E3 trailer they showed 3 years ago. The graphics are worse, none of those organic animations exist, half the features are missing... what the hell."

Game C gets released: "This looks nowhere near as cool as the E3 trailer of a canceled game. They should have made that one, instead, that's what I wanted to play!"

Comparing any game to an E3 teaser released years before the game would be is a bad idea. So they're being merciless, and confusing. As of the Human Head version would play at all like that video looked.
 
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News Comments > Prey Gameplay Video
5. Re: Prey Gameplay Video Dec 2, 2016, 13:39 Beamer
 
Vio wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 12:14:
Looks crap, the old trailer of canceled prey 2 looks much better.

The teaser trailer with no gameplay or even in-game footage looked better than a gameplay trailer?

Shocking.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced
5. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced Dec 2, 2016, 12:14 Beamer
 
I loved it:

- The plot was much more fun, and far less childish, than the trailers made it seem

- Yes, it was linear, but no more so than Half Life or Half Life 2. Those kinds of games get endlessly bashed here, with people showing Doom maps where you ran all over the exact same spot over and over and over. I don't think it's a problem. It's hard to tell a story without driving the player in a direction

- The lasso mechanic was a ton of fun. So was giving points for unique kills. I had a blast trying to get the highest point kills, or figuring out how to get every bonus

- Multiplayer actually was fun, but because it was just lassoing. Multiplayer was solely PvE, and just you and a team trying to hit a point limit in rounds. You had to cooperate to get there. This was superaddicting for about two weeks, then I never wanted to see it again

- The biggest complaint I can give is one I'd read elsewhere - the weapons felt like they were made for a different game. You're not super fast in this game, but so many weapons seemed like they'd work best if you were. As if the game was slowed down later in development


Still a blast. Was outsold by Homefront, which came out the same week. Homefront as a dull slog. This was something unique and original. Maybe not for everyone, but unique and original
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
28. Re: Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart. Dec 2, 2016, 09:58 Beamer
 
Nofactor97 wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 09:48:
Beamer wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 07:00:
Nofactor97 wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 02:50:
So is the inane rambling of someone who would be quick to call anyone a racist, bigot or misogynist just because they have conservative values. Throw around phrases like"cognitive dissonance" , but never realising they have ad hominem rants . . . Making their points look like a joke

Hopefully that spelled out for you better

Quboid wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 00:46:
Nofactor97 wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 22:40:

Triggered Much?

That's got to be the most inane word around these days. Way to make your point look like a joke.

Dammit now I'm triggered Cry

I mean, a lot of "conservative values" are racist, bigoted, and misogynist.

Preserving the sanctity of marriage is a conservative value, and one of the most bigoted values people are open about in the US.

That is religious value and calling it bigoted is simply an effort to attack another persons value's with ad hominem attacks. It is/was a fight over what the word "marriage" means. The debate on equal treatment under government laws (tax, health) was not cared about for the most part. The change needed to be dictated through religious doctrine, instead it was forced through laws, which only widened the divide.

Applying heated words like "bigoted, misogynist, racist" on anything that does not fit a liberal's agenda is always an attempt to deflect the topic. When it is done, the debate is over because they cannot see anything else beyond that. Similar to trying to convince a Born Again Christian the earth is not 4000 years old. The end answer is always "because god says so"

Marriage isn't a religious institution, it's a legal and tax one.

So no, it isn't a religious value, and believing that others don't deserve the same legal and tax rights that you deserve because they were born differently is, by definition, bigotry.

That it "wasn't cared about" doesn't mean it isn't bigotry. Sorry, any attempt to deprive others of rights you enjoy, due solely to the way they were born, is bigotry.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Dec 2, 2016, 09:00 Beamer
 
Pigeon, I think it's phrasing. Some people say 'I'm having problems, is anyone else?" most seem to say "this game is a piece of shit" of course those not having problems and enjoying the game don't react helpfully to that.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
24. Re: Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart. Dec 1, 2016, 07:00 Beamer
 
Nofactor97 wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 02:50:
So is the inane rambling of someone who would be quick to call anyone a racist, bigot or misogynist just because they have conservative values. Throw around phrases like"cognitive dissonance" , but never realising they have ad hominem rants . . . Making their points look like a joke

Hopefully that spelled out for you better

Quboid wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 00:46:
Nofactor97 wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 22:40:

Triggered Much?

That's got to be the most inane word around these days. Way to make your point look like a joke.

Dammit now I'm triggered Cry

I mean, a lot of "conservative values" are racist, bigoted, and misogynist.

Preserving the sanctity of marriage is a conservative value, and one of the most bigoted values people are open about in the US.
 
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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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