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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 00:41 Beamer
 
Anyone that finds her "extreme" is pretty sheltered. What she says is fairly pedestrian for every other major entertainment medium.

Gamers are just really thin skinned and incapable of seeing criticism as not a direct attack on them, personally, and somehow get that they can criticize without trying to ban but don't afford that to others.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 27, 2017, 13:05 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 20:24:
Yeah, I realize South Park and other shows like it aren't "just" stupid, but their smart satire is too often buried underneath crude, rancid humor which I find unpalatable. *shrug* To each their own, I'm not criticizing anyone for liking these shows, it just isn't my cup of tea.

I gotcha. I called them smart stupid for a reason.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
56. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 18:22 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 17:11:
No Man's Sky too, and I think he said afterwards that nobody could have seen that coming. He seems patient and well-meaning but much too trusting. Maybe too patient as well, given that "the Bible says the Bible's true" posts aren't going to convert anyone here.

What's fascinating is that all this Bible stuff is fairly recent. Granted, proselytism is a huge component of Jehovah's Witness, so it's not a huge surprise he keeps attempting it, but he's been here forever, and it's new.

I mean, look in his history:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2008, 14:29:
Hope to God one of the classes is a Priest, just so that I can go medieval on their ass; no offense to our visiting Bible-thumping zealot.


Then, around the time of Star Citizen (no lie, his first real Bible mention is in an SC thread), he mentions his Bible study, and suddenly it's 90% of his posts. I know some may see this as stalking or whathaveyou, even though the ability to search a profile for "Bible" is a core component here, but I'm genuinely interested in knowing why someone here for 14 years has spent the past 2 nonstop talking about Jesus despite never mentioning it prior. How he went from criticizing a "Bible-thumping zealot" to being the biggest this board has ever seen.

Must go back to that whole proselytism.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 15:59 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 15:55:
What's the stupidity level? I am one of the apparently few people who doesn't think stupid is funny -- for instance, South Park is WAY too stupid for me. I can't last more than a minute or so on that...

It's stupid smart. I'd wager it's actually the smartest show on TV. But, if you don't like animated shows, you won't like it.

It, Archer, and Bob's Burgers are my current trifecta for best shows on TV.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
26. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 26, 2017, 15:51 Beamer
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 15:34:
Oh oh!! Can I guess who the MOST miserable poster is?! Can I? Hmmm...I'm gonna go with Cutter...seems obvious and I only had to buy one vowel...

For the record, remind me never to piss in your cornflakes, Beamer...

=-Rigs-=

I mean, everyone here is miserable sometime or about some thing (we all have our triggers, for most it seems to be Star Citizen), but, with that guy, it's every single post, so when he acts like there's one thing he's particularly angry at and we should listen to him...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 14:45 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 14:26:
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 11:36:
How can you have the internet and have not heard of R&M? Haha. If I recall, it's obsessed over on here when new episodes hit.
*shrug* Blue's is about the only way I might find out about something socially popular. I'm not on any social media site, so unless it hits the major news outlets... I'm not likely to find about it.

Being a curmudgeon is hard work, having to avoid all that stuff...

I mean, as I get older I'm ridiculously out of touch. But R&M is definitely something you should get on, haha.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room?
7. Re: Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room? Apr 26, 2017, 14:25 Beamer
 
MacLeod wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 13:52:
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 13:24:
First off, that wasn't Vivendi, it was Infogrames. Second off, you can't even blame them, because that ignores everything from the Lynx in 1989, the Jaguar in the early 90s, the remainder of the 90s when Atari sold literally nothing, and two years of continuing to be nothing with Hasbro.

Its a shame they didn't market the Lynx properly or get good developer support on the games side... It really was a way better system than Game Boy. Backlit color display, did equivalent of SNES Mode7 effects before SNES, and you could link multiple systems to play together.

Twice the price of the Gameboy, a fraction the games (even at launch), and required 6 batteries for 4-5 hours, whereas the Gameboy required 4 for 15-30 hours. I have no regrets about which I ended up with. When I was near a TV, I was playing the Nintendo or later SNES. The Gameboy was solely for travel, and I got my use out of it. I could play it nonstop on a 14 hour drive or 12 hour flight. That resonated more with consumers than power.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 26, 2017, 13:26 Beamer
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 12:41:

I'm WAY beyond the fuck Microsoft stage, man. I'm dreaming every night of becoming a giant turd monster and squatting over Redmond.

No one takes your words of advice because you're way beyond the "fuck anything that isn't CJ_Parker" stage. I imagine your entire life is you sitting in a dark basement somewhere, dreaming of becoming a giant turd monster on literally every single thing you come across. That, and finding awful new puns that only you think is clever.

You're beyond the boy who cried wolf. No one here, or probably anywhere, cares when you dislike something because you dislike everything. Your entire persona, and probably entire life, is devoted to hating everything around you. You seem to derive no joy from anything in life other than being the giant turd monster that craps in everyone else's playground.

You're the second most miserable poster here, so no one cares if you dislike Microsoft because that's just business as usual for you.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room?
5. Re: Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room? Apr 26, 2017, 13:24 Beamer
 
ldonyo wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 12:50:
Vivendi really needs to stop buying video game companies, unless they're dead set on going under at some point. Their track record in video games is horrible, with Atari as a prime example of how to take a well-respected brand and drive it mercilessly into the ground and bury it forever. Since they're trying to acquire their way into profitability, I doubt they're doing very well in any aspect of their businesses, so buying more companies is only going to accelerate their eventual demise.

Wait, Atari was a well-respected brand before Vivendi?

First off, that wasn't Vivendi, it was Infogrames. Second off, you can't even blame them, because that ignores everything from the Lynx in 1989, the Jaguar in the early 90s, the remainder of the 90s when Atari sold literally nothing, and two years of continuing to be nothing with Hasbro.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 11:36 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 09:18:
Ha, another silly thing I missed out on -- never heard of Rick and Morty. LittleMe, supposedly not actors, but these days you can never be sure.

How can you have the internet and have not heard of R&M? Haha. If I recall, it's obsessed over on here when new episodes hit.

Rightfully. Buy the first season on Amazon, it's well worth it. The second episode, in my opinion, is better to start with than the first. It's much funnier.
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored
27. Re: Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored Apr 25, 2017, 23:01 Beamer
 
Drayth wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 21:34:
Did you just hate on Jurassic World..??

It was an ok movie with serious tone issues made fun to watch due to Chris Pratt, and due to the YouTube remix adding high heels to all the previous JPs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 23:00 Beamer
 
Drayth wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 21:49:
I've been using dual monitors for the past two months, and it's had different images on each since I got the set up going. I'm using slideshow. Weird.

Same. Different images in a slideshow, though the slideshow is pulling from the same source.
 
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News Comments > New Julian Gollop Game Crowdfunding
5. Re: New Julian Gollop Game Crowdfunding Apr 25, 2017, 22:41 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 22:06:
*EDIT 2* $30 and up pledges also come with a key for Chaos Reborn, his recent strategy game.

I backed Chaos Reborn at a fairly high level, I think name in credits and everything. Never even downloaded it.

Part of the issue is it came with early access, and I didn't want to play something not complete, and I never figured out when it was complete. Never saw coverage, never saw reviews. Is it good?

Also, didn't he recently announce a turn based game? Or was that someone else doing something inspired by him? Other than the one from the FTL guys.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
53. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Apr 25, 2017, 09:45 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 23:21:

I will say this when you see the world's governments start attacking religion en masse (and it will happen); then you'll know God is real because he is the one that will "put it into their hearts to carry out his thought" of destroying false religion. (Revelation 17:17) In other words, if you hate false religion, consider God hates it 50x more and is counting down the days to its annihilation. He knows the day and hour.

It's funny - I've always said that when some random guy on BluesNews.com demands that we all read the Bible to be aware that the Bible is true, then we'll know God isn't real.

So yeah, you just proved that my viewpoint is correct by going against it. Wonderful!

Also, yeah, when you're making something up, it's easy to predict there will be a time when it is no longer popular. Saying that's proof of anything is kind of asinine, no? Demanding we all read the Bible to prove the Bible right is equally asinine, no? Thinking you're the only one to be familiar with it is kind of asinine.

I mean, how long after the events was The Bible written? Do you really think those stories held 100% consistent over centuries? And then through translations to new languages further centuries later?

And how in the world can you say the existence of a book is proof the book is accurate? I've read a lot of historical fiction, does the fact that some of the events occurred in some form mean that what's on the pages is 100% true?

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2017, 16:34 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 14:50:
Orogogus wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 12:51:
Dacote wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 11:06:
We are going to rue the day when cell phones were just for phone calls.
"Rue" means the opposite of how you're using it here.
lol
I already rue making that comment. "lament the day" just does not have the same ring to it.
Beamer wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 11:19:
As someone that does about 90% of my personal interneting on a phone: no, no I will not.
I have a device for phone calls and several devices for internet access. I can talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time and find it's very convenient for what I do. imho there is nothing worse than looking at a small screen.

I, too, can make phone calls and look at the screen, though I very rarely find a need for phone calls.

I used to have a device with larger screens, and hell, if I'm in my apartment it's physically impossible for me to be very far from two 24" screens with a fantastic mechanical keyboard. But if I'm just reading stuff on reddit... yeah, it's so much more convenient to just take my phone out of my pocket when laying on the couch. Infinitely so. Or, if I'm waiting in line, or on the subway, or in an airport, or the back of an Uber, or eating alone at a restaurant... having internet on phones is a wondrous thing.
 
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News Comments > Everything Released
16. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 24, 2017, 16:31 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 15:52:
Beamer wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 11:50:
"This guy that agrees with me is classier!"

There's absolutely zero evidence of any kind of God. More importantly, even if there were, there's absolutely no evidence of your God. You believe in him because your mother and father did. Had you been born in China, or India, or hell, New England, you'd believe in different things. Your entire religion is your blind faith in the circumstances of your birth.

Some of us have no time to believe in things that there's absolutely no evidence. As likely as your God is, it's equally likely that a 3 inch pig is controlling all of the world with an Apple Newton. Just as much evidence one way as the other.

Scientists state in matter-of-fact tones that in billions of years the sun is going to expand into a red giant and take the earth with it. This viewpoint is quite literally an association fallacy because they base this conclusion on the premise that stars of our sun's size and age typically exhibit signs of cooling. And yet, contrary to all scientific thought, they can't explain why the sun is burning hotter now than at any point in the past 1,000 years. So people are supposed to take their conclusions as sacrosanct? It takes faith to believe their perpetual changing conclusions (or "clearer picture"). Despite translations, the Bible hasn't changed in the thousands of year of its existence. I'll put my confidence in a book that has a flawless record of getting predictions right.

RE: "You believe in him because your mother and father did. Had you been born in China, or India, or hell, New England, you'd believe in different things. Your entire religion is your blind faith in the circumstances of your birth." I'd direct you to a this comment that pretty much refutes that. Somehow I don't think you'll bother to read, so I'll quote the part worth noting:

While most base their beliefs and faith in science, I base mine on history and science, through the prism of the Bible. If that sounds odd, hear me out. When I was young, my parents constantly told me, "Make the truth your own." In other words, don't believe what we say, prove to yourself that it is true, otherwise find the truth. That is what I did. I have studied just about every major religion. I say major because there are over 4,000 worldwide. So I focused on the majors: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. I also looked into Atheism and Agnosticism in the sense of questioning God's existence.

What you did is, out of sheer ignorance, group me in with a bunch of clueless people who go to church to passively listen to sermons. Most of which never use the Bible, and many steeped in political ideologies. Neither of that applies to me.

As an aside, I'd like to make this point that I am not taking my comments to the Bible level. You guys are. I've already stated that I won't post such things on this site, but if you goad me into a response with disrespectful nonsense, then I will respond. I have never disrespected any of you. I would ask that you not do the same to me. If you dislike my posts, then feel free to use my Hide Users on BluesNews TamperMonkey script (my user id is 18786). I spent about an hour putting the script together so that it lessens these kinds of conversations and keeps Blues News relatively friction-free. I'm sure Blue would appreciate it.

You disrespect us by endlessly bringing up your beliefs, treating them as true, and using them as evidence of things despite claiming you don't.

And, for the most part, people here would overlook it, but you do it so often, and you do it so repeatedly, and you so frequently claim to have used the scientific method to validate your beliefs. But it's funny. Your proof that the Bible is accurate and real is in The Bible. That's the least sensical thing possible.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 24, 2017, 16:29 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 14:48:
Beamer wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 11:51:
There's evidence-based faith, and there's utterly blind faith.

Of which, mine is based on historical evidence. The same could be said of jdryer's third point. Faith fills in the rest for both. I see one outcome, and other's see another. In either case, time ultimately determines which is correct.

We have more evidence that OJ Simpson is innocent than we do Jesus the son of some God. I mean, there are books that say it, and people believe it, so, yeah, must be true. OJ is innocent.

Also, there's a school for magic in England.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 24, 2017, 11:51 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 11:35:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 15:49:
1) A fatalistic attitude is extremely dangerous thinking. Humans are absolutely capable of poisoning the planet down to the point where only bacteria and tardigrades can exist. India has about the same number of vehicles as Great Britian. However, death from accidents is six times higher. Fatalism plays a huge part in this, as people don't drive safely, wear seatbelts, etc. "My time is my time" is a prevailing sentiment, so most people don't take care.

2) Let's not forget Aesop. When the cart gets stuck in the mud, the farmer implores Hercules to come and push it out for him. Hercules appears, and says "Don't just stand there man, put your shoulder to the wheel!" The Gods help those that help themselves.

3) Doom and gloom is absolutely the correct response. Global warming has in the past caused mass extinctions, and will do so again in the next 100 years, except this time it will be the first anthropogenic climate change extinction.

Your viewpoint and my viewpoint are both based on faith. Humanity will wait and see which comes true.

There's evidence-based faith, and there's utterly blind faith.
 
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News Comments > Everything Released
14. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 24, 2017, 11:50 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 11:21:
descender wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 08:23:
Everyone should listen to more Alan Watts, it would be good for you. Especially someone who has to fight himself to stop spouting nonsensical gibberish about his particular brand of Christian oppression... Some eastern philosophy might just blow your mind.

I like to listen to many interesting concepts, such as Brian Greene and string theory. However, I'll pass on a man who views religion as a form of psychotherapy and sees the Bible as "the world's most dangerous book."

Brian Greene takes a classier viewpoint of religion. "If you don't view God as the reservoir of temporary answers to issues we haven't solved scientifically, but rather as some overarching structure within which science takes place, and if that makes you happy and satisfied, so be it. I don't see the need for that; others do."

Science and religion are compatible, but only to a degree. The problem is when people turn science INTO a religion. Science only explains the HOW. The Bible explains the WHY.

"This guy that agrees with me is classier!"


There's absolutely zero evidence of any kind of God. More importantly, even if there were, there's absolutely no evidence of your God. You believe in him because your mother and father did. Had you been born in China, or India, or hell, New England, you'd believe in different things. Your entire religion is your blind faith in the circumstances of your birth.

Some of us have no time to believe in things that there's absolutely no evidence. As likely as your God is, it's equally likely that a 3 inch pig is controlling all of the world with an Apple Newton. Just as much evidence one way as the other.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2017, 11:19 Beamer
 
Dacote wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 11:06:
We are going to rue the day when cell phones were just for phone calls.

As someone that does about 90% of my personal interneting on a phone: no, no I will not.
 
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