Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Chicago, IL USA, IL 10/19

Regularly scheduled events

User information for .

Real Name .   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Beamer
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage None given.
Signed On Jan 9, 2003, 00:22
Total Comments 16895 (Ninja)
User ID 15739
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 21, 2018, 12:52 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 21, 2018, 12:50:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 21, 2018, 11:40:
That said, he isn't wrong that technology is going to force most jobs out of existence in countries like the US.

I wonder how he imagines people will still be on Facebook in a time when nobody has money for food anymore. Oh wait, HE will still have food and facebook, so fuck everybody else.

America's motto is no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave. It's "I got mine. Fuck you."

Did you read the article? He wants a tax increase on the 1% to fund a $500 per month stipend for everyone earning under $50,000.
Not sure how what he said got your ire. Because of automation? He has no say in that, and is just warning that it's coming and we better prepare ourselves. He's not involved in Facebook.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Feb 21, 2018, 09:47 Beamer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 22:21:
This game seems interesting, but is leveling basically:

A) do a task, earn experience, SPEND it on skills, or

B) use a skill, incrementally increase that skill.

Both systems have been done before in other games, but I really, really prefer A these days, instead of hitting stuff with a sword 10,000 times to improve it a few levels.

Either way, it's on my Gog sale list, so I'll get it eventually, after a few patches.

By the way, if you haven't already played it, The Division is possibly the most fun I've had in an ARPG in quite some time, especially coop. Definitely pick it up on sale!

I have weirdly fond memories of putting my character under a low bridge in Oblivion, flipping to a tv show, pressing A to jump for an hour, then coming back and having a character that could leap like Superman.

On one hand, that's maybe hypocritical. San Andreas had you use skills to be able to run longer, which I despised because it had people going to a virtual gym and running so that they could run longer. That seemed like an awful use of video game time. On the other hand, I really hated in Skyrim that I couldn't amuse myself while going from point A to point B by jumping and changing direction 4 or 5 times before landing.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Non-Political Observations Feb 21, 2018, 07:00 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 22:58:
Arrogant - Having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's importance or abilities.

Narcissistic - Having an excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one's physical appearance.

Sociopath - A person with a personality disorder that manifests itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a weak or lack of conscience. A sociopath lacks empathy, or the ability to stand in someone else’s shoes and understand how they feel.

Donald Trump is an arrogant, narcissistic, sociopath. He lacks empathy for anyone but himself as is shown continuously. I want to say the man is a psychopath (his weapon of choice are words, and he wields them with no regrets or remorse), but I don't know if he lacks a functioning conscience. What I do know is that the way in which he talks and expresses himself, including his hour's long tirades on social media, are the symptoms of a man suffering from full-blown sociopathic behavior. Perhaps "suffering" is the wrong word. It would appear he relishes in his power and authority. All I know is he is the most powerful man on the planet. History is rife with people with mental illnesses who have received positions of power. In virtually every situation it never turned out well.

Welcome to the political party, pal.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2018, 22:38 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 20:09:
And as always the no-life, no-account, loser trolls here have to chime in because hey, trolls have to troll. Why bother living if they can't troll? Never anything to add, never anything to say, just trolling to cause trouble. What sad little pathetic specks of fly shit you are. When you're dead, and everyone everywhere hopes that's very much sooner than later, the world will be a better place for it.

At least idiots like Nucas are legitimate, if misguided, brainwashed, and stupid, but they're not trolls like you basment dwellers. Christ, you're parents so need to kick you out of the house and into the real world. A stint in the military would be good for you but there's no way you gross piggies could ever hack it.

Can a man with 27,000 posts here call others "no life?"
Can a man who lives alone in his 50s?
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2018, 17:34 Beamer
 
DarkV wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 17:02:
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 15:22:
I couldn't remember for the longest time but now it just hit me. Demolition Man! That's the snowflake world little SJWs like Nucas are hoping for. A world that appears on the surface to be free and fair but is really just another totalitarian state where free thought and expression are illegal. Where bad language gets you fined and dirty thoughts get you sent to a "re-education" camp, and sex is completely virtual, and no one ever eats anything bad for them. Holy shit, I don't know who wrote Demolition Man but they were way ahead of the curve.

Cutter, I'd love to show you the Schwarzenegger Presidential Library and then we'll do some fine dining at Taco Bell. Afterwards we can use the three seashells as we sing "I'm an Oscar Myer wiener".

PS..Surprised you didn't give the Edger Friendly speech...."See, according to Cocteau's plan, I'm the enemy. Cause I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy who wants to sit in a greasy spoon and think, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I want high cholesterol. I want to eat bacon, butter and buckets of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in a non-smoking section. I wanna run through the streets naked with green Jello all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to. Okay, pal? I've seen the future, you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sittin' around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake singing "I'm an Oscar-Meyer Wiener". You wanna live on top, you gotta live Cocteau's way. What he wants, when he wants, how he wants. Your other choice: come down here, maybe starve to death."

Man, times have changed. These days, with the group younger than here so present company excluded, the people giving Dennis Leary's monologue are the basement-dwelling incels. The ones who are eating up Milo Yiannopoulis and getting all their news from 4chan and YouTube. The ones who don't realize that while life is fair for no one, it's less fair for others, and therefore you should try to minimize that harm around you.

The ones who do realize that are the ones leading the healthy social lives.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2018, 15:24 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 15:22:
I couldn't remember for the longest time but now it just hit me. Demolition Man! That's the snowflake world little SJWs like Nucas are hoping for. A world that appears on the surface to be free and fair but is really just another totalitarian state where free thought and expression are illegal. Where bad language gets you fined and dirty thoughts get you sent to a "re-education" camp, and sex is completely virtual, and no one ever eats anything bad for them. Holy shit, I don't know who wrote Demolition Man but they were way ahead of the curve.

Yes. Exactly. You exposed their nefarious plans.
It's especially entertaining as no one gets worked up over minor things than you, the difference being that people like Nucas care about others and you only pipe up about something when it has potential to make your day slightly worse. Otherwise, you think everyone is an awful complainer that needs to shut up. But if it's an issue that may make Cutter's life 0.001% worse, holy shit, he calls everyone an evil fraud!
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Interviews
14. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 20, 2018, 14:00 Beamer
 
Leper wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 12:39:
I stumbled upon "Movie Nation" because I was curious to find out if ANYONE was willing to give Black Panther a bad review. I haven't seen it yet, but I have read a number of positive reviews for Panther and they all irritated me in exactly the same way--they seem to be reviewing what the film represents, what it stands for, more than they are reviewing it as a, you know, movie.

Nobody (except maybe some racists) wanted to see Black Panther flop. If that meant critics needed to be more forgiving with their reviews, then that's probably what they did. To be fair most critics are just saying they recommend the movie, not that it's the best movie of the year or anything. Personally, it looks a lot like every other MCU movie to me, which means I'll wait for the home viewing experience.

I've also been reading some articles that are championing Get Out for Best Picture. I watched that over the weekend and, although I thought it was entertaining and fairly unique, it didn't exactly scream Best Picture of the entire year. Just because a movie has cultural impact, doesn't mean it is the best movie overall due to writing, acting, directing, music, etc.

Get Out was fun till the end, when, like nearly every horror movie, it became nearly every horror movie.

But audiences reacted to it in a certain way because of what it represented. That doesn't make it best picture, but makes it a pretty noteworthy one.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Feb 20, 2018, 13:59 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 12:50:
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 22:46:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 20:27:
The media turned Get Out and Black Panther's successes into some sort of racial victory. Frankly, the majority watching these films literally didn't care about race. All they want is a good story, good character development, and good special effects (when appropriate). That's it. Everything else is nonsense.

13%, at least, really, really fucking cared about something else.

Also, it's hard to tell if the movie will have those things, and Black Panther's special effects were terrible. People didn't make it the biggest February movie of all time because they felt it would have a good story and good character development. Do you think people expected it to be a better story and better character development than Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Than Captain America: Civil War? Because it blew their opening weekends out of the water.

Dr. Strange was another new, weird Marvel property that recently opened. Black Panther has already made more, in 5 days, than it did in its entire run.

What do you think caused that?

The movie had excellent marketing behind it that pulled in the initial crowds, then word of mouth pulled in more. Also, it's a Marvel film in February. What else is there to watch in February? Exactly. Nothing.


So why did it blow every Marvel movie other than The Avengers away? What was that excellent marketing that 3 Iron Mans, 3 Captain Americas, 1 Avengers, 2 Guardian of the Galaxies, 3 Thors, 1 Dr. Strange, and a Spider-Man didn't have?

What's the thing that separated it? Maybe the thing you're claiming wasn't important?
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2018, 13:55 Beamer
 
Nucas wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 13:53:
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 12:33:
Gee, how did I know that PC Lamer article was going to be a snowflake rant against hot chicks in fantasy armor? Rolleyes

most of the entries were dudes. but, yes, this kind of shit is genuinely embarrassing and i'm glad the grown-ups are able to engage with this kind of commentary without feeling threatened; but probably nobody is expecting that from you.

Hey, this is the closest he's come to actually reading an article he's commented on, even if he took away something ridiculous.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Feb 19, 2018, 22:46 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 20:27:
The media turned Get Out and Black Panther's successes into some sort of racial victory. Frankly, the majority watching these films literally didn't care about race. All they want is a good story, good character development, and good special effects (when appropriate). That's it. Everything else is nonsense.

13%, at least, really, really fucking cared about something else.

Also, it's hard to tell if the movie will have those things, and Black Panther's special effects were terrible. People didn't make it the biggest February movie of all time because they felt it would have a good story and good character development. Do you think people expected it to be a better story and better character development than Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Than Captain America: Civil War? Because it blew their opening weekends out of the water.

Dr. Strange was another new, weird Marvel property that recently opened. Black Panther has already made more, in 5 days, than it did in its entire run.

What do you think caused that?
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2018, 22:43 Beamer
 
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 22:18:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 20:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 19:57:
Thanks, I had used Cinemascore in the past and lost track of that site.
Never heard of the site before -- half a dozen movies later, I don't think I'll be using the service...

Despicable Me got an "A". That movie was so un-funny my wife walked away from the tv about 15 minutes in.

Were you the target audience? That's part of what they capture. Movies that do well tend to really play to the people that want to see that kind of movie. Movies that really fail are either utter abominations of movies very misleadingly marketed (i.e., trailers made it look like an all-out action or comedy, but it's really a dreary and somber film. Mother! was a recent F, for not being what people expected. Driver was fairly low, too.)

For me, Despicable Me was kind of crappy with a few good jokes. But it's DreamWorks, I know what I'm getting, and I know to avoid opening weekend.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 19:11 Beamer
 
mag wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 18:17:
Bard wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 15:52:
wikileaks data, which has a track record of 100% correct 100% of the time

Oh for fucks' sake.

100% excluding any information damaging to Russia, 100% of the time.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2018, 19:11 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 18:59:
Anyone seen Black Panther.
I'm not looking for in depth analysis, just a simple 5 star or A-F ranking.

It got an A+ from Cinemascore. Only about 2 movies per year get that. You may be aware, but for others, it's surveying audiences. Polling. Not critics. The Avengers is the only other Marvel movie to get an A+.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
10. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 19, 2018, 16:52 Beamer
 
Necrophob wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 16:42:
Ozmodan wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 07:05:
I am disturbed by all the news services, they all focus only on news that fits their agenda, with some like CNN and MSNBC taking that to the extremes. Nobody seems to take the time to fact check either.

Lol, wut? How did you not include Foxnews in that statement, and say it with a straight face?

They did it first, and still do it best, but man, MSNBC was always somewhat close, and CNN went off the deep end. It's been a slow burn, with them scrambling to fill time when there's nothing to talk about, like the 24 hours after Newtown when it was all they could discuss despite there being nothing new to discuss, or the Malaysian airline, but now they're showing they totally forgot how to do news and just do dumb opinions. For every decent journalist they have there are 6 Wolf Blitzers. Which still makes them more honest than Fox News (who isn't more honest than Hannity?), but also more inept, and just unwatchable.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 16:10 Beamer
 
Bard wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 15:52:
I would like to see presentation of the information we were supplied by the Russian Trolls.

I've noticed a few subscribed youtube accounts of mine that have been taken offline - however i know for certain the information provided to me by them was 100% correct (mostly being reports on information contained in wikileaks data, which has a track record of 100% correct 100% of the time).

It seems this is not so much about doing anything dodgy, like say, the privately owned north american media which happens to be owned by parent companies making their money off military adventurism - but providing voters with true information and influencing them so that they are informed voters.

Seems like this is a war on truth, rather than a war on lines, because the truth is inconvenient to the current political elite.

There's a war on truth, but when you get your truth from YouTube videos and, lately, Wikileaks, I'm not sure you're not already a casualty.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Feb 19, 2018, 15:56 Beamer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 14:56:
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 14:40:
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 13:20:
Victim gets bludgeoned, the public says, "You beat him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets strangled, the public says, "You strangled him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets stabbed, the public says, "You stabbed him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets shot, the public says, "You shot him to death? We need to do something about guns."

Call me when 17 people get strangled to death by an angry loner.

I'ts useless reasoning with these idiots. Even straight up facts and statistics are useless here. Its like reasoning with flat earthers, it just doesn't work.

Incidentally, one of the conservatives here IS a flat earther, but he's more your garden variety conspiracy nut conservative, not an alt-right "fuck everyone who isn't me' conservative.

Actually, is Cutter the original alt-righter?
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
38. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 15:51 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 15:21:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 09:30:
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 06:46:
This thread is great:

1) DangerDog says "Trump never claimed it was the largest inauguration. The media made the battle!"

2) It's proven Trump made the size comment

3) DangerDog says "Well, it's about when the photo was taken, so Trump was right!"


It shows That DangerDog doesn't bother looking into anything before getting all angry at someone else over it, meaning he blames the media instead of Trump, and it means he'll do anything to defend Trump.

Basically, why are we talking to him when it's been proven here he's ignorant, unwilling to use Google before committing to an opinion, and unwilling to change his poorly informed opinion after someone shows him actual video disputing his memory? This isn't even about opinions, which people here argue often. He's arguing fact in the face of video evidence. If someone can't even agree on widely-proven fact, why engage?
Sadly, DangerDog is not unique. In fact, he represents significant portion of the population. It is the very definition of how/why Trump was elected.

Yes, that's why I'm curious. I'm not going to change his mind or even get honest answers, but how he avoids reality is interesting. His political beliefs are a house of cards, he daren't risk disturbing a single one in case the whole lot falls down.

I got what you were going for. My "don't bother engaging" was rhetorical. I understand why those here that do, and do so without malice, do. I just want him to see how he has hard and fast opinions on things he hasn't looked into and is clearly very misinformed about. He won't acknowledge, and like with everything else, he'll pretend it isn't true because it's uncomfortable for him, but he'll actually see it and decide against it.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Feb 19, 2018, 14:40 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 13:20:
Victim gets bludgeoned, the public says, "You beat him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets strangled, the public says, "You strangled him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets stabbed, the public says, "You stabbed him to death? What's wrong with you?"

Victim gets shot, the public says, "You shot him to death? We need to do something about guns."

Call me when 17 people get strangled to death by an angry loner.
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2018, 13:13 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 13:01:
The good news is I was re-elected president of the JDreyer household!

The bad news is that I was elected by a single vote, and have to work hard to make sure the voter will re-elect me next term.

My Facebook campaign of misinformation seems to have failed. Drat!
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 19, 2018, 07:03 Beamer
 
NicklePop wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 01:19:
Whatever you think of Trump -- at least it's not Hillary in office!

War hawk, sociopath, created the private prison complex.

Neocon.

Trump is Lincoln in comparison

You're the guy that said Christianity is the solution, right?
 
-------------
Music for the discerning:
http://www.deathwishinc.com
http://www.hydrahead.com
http://www.painkillerrecords.com
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
16895 Comments. 845 pages. Viewing page 3.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo