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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
30. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 17:20 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 16:41:
Cutter wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:48:
Drazula wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:30:
Extreme left and extreme right are both nuts. Most of us live in the middle and are capable of seeing both sides of most issues.

Thank you. The lack of common sense and flexibility in both those groups will be the undoing of us all.
When one side suggests Italian for dinner, and the other side suggests anthrax and tire irons, how do you find common ground?

Ketchupy steak!
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Demo
6. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Demo Jul 19, 2018, 16:00 Beamer
 
Xero wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:46:
I'll probably give this demo a shot but I'm not expecting much. I got bored of the first after a lot of repetition. I hear this is more of the same with improvements.

I just hated the world of the first. Hated.
It's weird, I loved the Batman games, and everyone said these are similar. I think the issue for me is I never felt as godlike as Batman, but also never felt as safe as Batman is in the shadows or the rooftops. I felt like I had to constantly be on guard and couldn't gleefully head from Point A to Point B.

It's also possible I only played like 3 hours, so missed a lot, and it was a while ago, so I may be misrememering.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
66. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2018, 15:05 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:27:
In court you'd have to prove meaning. Unsworth's lawyers would of course push for the pedophile interpretation, even though it wasn't spelled out. Lawbooks and dictionaries are what the courts adhere to, definitions to the letter are critical. A good defense lawyer would point this out.

However even if the judge or jury were convinced that pedophile was the meaning, it could still be thrown out due to Unsworth's completely uncalled for provocation; ordering Elon to perform an obscene and painful act onto himself. Tit for tat. Though Elon should have waited for others to call Unsworth out for the remark, thereby avoiding this mess.

Literally every single article written about this has interpreted it as "pedophile." To prove libel, one needs to prove it was false (duh), it caused harm, and it was made without research into the truthiness of the statement.

That middle one is the sticking point. On one hand, I'd argue no harm was done, because everyone laughed at Musk for being a petty asshole. On the other hand, it was clearly interpreted by literally everyone with at least a quasi-functional brain to mean "pedophile." That's very easy to prove, with the trove of articles saying just that. Whether Musk meant to call him a pedophile wouldn't fully matter. Hell, for defamation, it just needs to be a suggestion of illegal activity, and given that it was so widely considered "pedophile," the suggestion is there.

"Considered" is an understatement. This pedo can't even find a single person using the word the way he feels Musk did, let alone an article agreeing that's how Musk meant it.

Warped. This pedo is warped.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Women drinking more... Jul 19, 2018, 15:00 Beamer
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:24:
Dunno about wine, but women *are* increasing their consumption of alcohol, in the USA.

NPR says: Drinking On The Rise In U.S., Especially For Women, Minorities, Older Adults

No doubt. But more men are dying, too. Saying this is due to women & wine is ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
22. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jul 19, 2018, 14:06 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:01:
Kajetan wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 12:10:
Considering GOGs history of shady and weird marketing schemes ....
examples?

They did a PCMR thing a ways back, and apologized for it. Which set off all kinds of anger from people that think no one should be bothered by saying their choice in platform makes them like the Aryans. Even Yahtzee has said he wishes he'd never used the term, given the asshats that have attached themselves to it.

But I don't think most of this stuff is intentional, and when they screw up, they seem genuinely upset at their actions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
62. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2018, 14:03 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 13:41:
The Oxford English dictionary is not shy of defining obscene language, it readily defines some very choice offensive terms such as c**t, f**k, and s**t. They could have easily equated pedo with pedophile, but they did not.

Elon apologized because going to court over something as dumb as this isn't worthwhile. He's got better things to do with his time, like promote clean air technology, devise faster transportation, and colonizing other planets.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophist#Modern_usage
Interesting. Though there may be confusion on what is being postulated. I'm merely stating one interpretation. I'm not denying other interpretations. I'm not attempting to deceive anyone, at least I don't think I am, unless I'm deceiving myself!

Elon could have said pedophile, he did not, he said pedo.
Unsworth could have said 'up his ass', he did not, he said 'where it hurts'

They both used suggestive terminology, used to leave open an avenue of doubt just in case.

"Pedo" isn't obscene, it's slang. Quick, go find "dillhole" in a dictionary. It's only in the Urban Dictionary and Wiktionary, which incidentally, has this as the primary meaning of "pedo."

Why the FUCK would anyone go to court over calling someone a child? Again, show me a time that has EVER happened? Calling someone a child isn't slander. Saying they're attracted to children is.

This is unbelievable. You can't find a single instance of someone calling someone a child using that word, you can't find a single instance of a prefix being commonly used by itself, and you can't find a single instance of someone going to court for calling someone else a child, but you stand by this.

Sit back, YouNick. If I called your best friend a pedo, would you think I was calling him a child? If I went to the police and told them you were a pedo, would you laugh it off, as the police don't care if you're a child? If ANYONE other than Elon Musk called someone a pedo, would you give them this absurd benefit of the doubt?

What about Musk makes you utterly unwilling to admit he may have done something not very nice?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
20. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 13:59 Beamer
 
subx wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 13:04:
Drazula wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:30:
Most of us live in the middle and are capable of seeing both sides of most issues.

You’re kidding yourself. People are morons who tend to believe which ever bullshit argument resonates with their preconceptions.

This is wrong and I refuse to believe otherwise. I saw this post on Facebook that perfectly explained why in 3 sentences over a picture of a panda.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2018, 13:58 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 13:53:
Hoop wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 13:16:
There's another reason alcohol problems take hold, an increase in income. I've known people who were happier when a lack of money made excessive drinking impossible.
We are facing a rise in women getting into trouble with regular wine use, alcohol was made available in supermarkets here in 1990, easy, convenient. It's made to go with food right? Oh look my favourite pinot is on special I'll stock up on it while it's cheap.

Except that incomes haven't risen for 40 years. Unless liver deaths have increased by just 1%, b/c the 1% have certainly seen their incomes go up. Also, I love this line from the article:
Productivity has surged, but income and wages have stagnated for most Americans. If the median household income had kept pace with the economy since 1970, it would now be nearly $92,000, not $50,000.

The article also doesn't single out women and wine, which seems an anecdote based more in stereotype than fact.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
8. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 11:33 Beamer
 
This legitimately sounds like it was unintentional and, not knowing much about VG247, I'd expect them to accept the apology.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
59. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2018, 10:15 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 08:31:
Already went over the prefix issue, people don't always follow proper syntax. Slang, another interpretation, often times doesn't follow proper syntax either.

Find one, just one, person who has said "pedo" and meant child. Obviously one other than Elon, since your grasp of communication is so poor, and your arguments so reliant upon each other, that you'd likely point to him.

Seriously, one. I can show you literally millions of people using it for "pedophile."
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 19, 2018, 08:29 Beamer
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 07:29:
"In other words, Facebook will try and stop provably fake news from going viral, but won't ban it."

Which is the best way to deal with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSv3TPYTvyI

This latest wave of complains from the MSM is simply them trying to get other companies to censor their competitors ( in the AD marketplace, same way they did with the 2 previous ADpocalypses ) while at the same time remaining holier than thou and exempt from the fake news measures. And they did and continue to air factually incorrect news from all the way back to the Iraq war until today among the factually correct ones.

It's an attempt at anti-competitive practices against independents on youtube, twitter, facebook, etc.

C'mon.

This is absurd "bad people on both sides." If you cheat on your girlfriend, yet she ate the last peach, is she wrong to say you're a bad person?

By "Iraq War," I assume you mean the weapons of mass destruction, correct? That wasn't fake news! It was a lie from the government, but not fake news by the MSM. We had no strong reason to doubt what was being said, no evidence to the contrary, and no way to get any evidence to the contrary. On issues like this, the government will always be the sole source. That they lied is shitty, but you can't blame the MSM for their lie. How should the MSM have handled it? There was literally no way for them to prove this incorrect, and nothing other than gut feelings, which not even everyone had. Contrast that with, say, inauguration crowds, which had multiple sources and images to prove government lies.

And then contrast that with what Info Wars does. Reptilians leading the New World Order, NSA bases on Mars, paid crisis actors faking school shootings. There's no basis in fact there. No reason to believe anything. It's not coming from a reliable source, it's being made up on the spot by lunatics.

Even Fox News is based in fact. It misleads, it spins, it overcovers some things and utterly ignores others, but the basic thing it starts with is a fact. You can watch Fox News and have an idea of what's going on in the world. A bad one, but an idea. And when Fox News is factually wrong, it will release a retraction or update. Every MSM source does this. When has Info Wars ever retracted anything or issued a correction? And since they don't start with facts, but fairy tales, watching it means you're horribly uninformed.

And there's no reason to have Info Wars as your source. Ever. Do they get some things correct? Certainly. But if they get it correct, literally everyone else has, too. You can pick from dozens of sources, sources that get things correct more often than not and retract things when they don't. If Info Wars is the only source of something, it's wrong. There's no reason, ever, to source Info Wars. There's no reason to use it as a source of information. Anything it has that few others have is a fairy tale.

There's no way to compare this to any MSM.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2018, 06:45 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 23:00:
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/pedo-
"Of a child; relating to children."
(they provide an example suffix combination with phile)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedo
"relating to children"

It boils down to interpretation. There are other valid interpretations, whether you choose to accept them or not.

Unfortunately this thread has gained a peanut gallery. It's also becoming just as boring as the Star Citizen thread. Lots of other news items on this out of the blue section, and plenty of other article groups with their own comment sections. Yet here we are with the interpretation fixation.
How so you keep ignoring that those say "prefix?"

Answer the question: is this a new language for you? Do you understand what a prefix is?
 
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News Comments > Xaviant Resumes The Culling; Culls The Culling 2
6. Re: Xaviant Resumes The Culling; Culls The Culling 2 Jul 19, 2018, 06:43 Beamer
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 22:34:
Jagacademy wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 22:23:
Why did they release The Culling 2? It was an unfinished disaster, what did they expect the outcome was going to be?

They, just like Boss Key Productions, thought they could release a PUBG-style BR in a terrible state and still get players.
Post Fortnite that's not possible any longer... well at least not without something to set it significantly apart from the rest.

Boss Key did it because they had only a few weeks left of funds. It was release early or shut down. When it obviously flopped as it was nowhere near finished, they still shut down .

This dev is claiming to go work on other products, making me think it has more than a few weeks of fun. But not much more. This is also a hail Mary.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2018, 22:15 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 21:40:
Pedo is another word for child (established by dictionaries such as Oxford). It is a childish thing to tell someone to "stick his submarine where it hurts", particularly someone genuinely trying to help. A gentleman (as opposed to a child) would simply have stated why it might not work, and left it at that, but Unsworth callously added the needless insult.

Oxford nor Wikipedia have 'pedo' as meaning 'pedophile', child is the primary meaning. Can pedo be compounded with phile? Sure. Does leaving off a suffix automatically mean it is? Not necessarily. Having just pedo by itself might not be proper grammar, but it could be used for shorthand tweets where you have to watch the length of the text.

Yes, please put me on ignore, it'll save me time and from carpal tunnel syndrome! Just like Unsworth you needlessly add insults, so yea, please put me on your ignore list, I'd appreciate it!


They don't have it because it's a colloquial term. It's the ONLY way it's used.


Hell, you mention the Oxford dictionary, which has it [url=http://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/paedo-
]here[/url]. Not only does it list it as a combining form, but the example is "pedophile."

No one uses the combining form on its own. You can't find slang in a normal dictionary, you need the Urban Dictionary.

Again, maybe this isn't your first language, but then why would you argue with native speakers?

People don't use prefixes on their own. It doesn't happen.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 18, 2018, 21:14 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 20:39:
The last I checked this is AMERICA where we should have freedom of speech and political expression.

We should not be censoring points of view that we dont agree with. We should openly debate them, read them, accept them or reject them as individuals.

Left and Right politics need to get removed from this entire issue. (meaning dont try to shut down political speech of the other side)

The left is completely out of control with all the attacking the core basics rights we have as American Citizens and interjecting things that are not rights at all.

The essence of free speech is allowing speech you personally dont agree with. I have no interest in turning this country into china.

do any of you?

Last I checked Facebook isn't America, and anyone that thinks Infowars has value is probably a terrible American.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2018, 21:13 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 20:06:
Yes, in your mind only one was valid, got it! (further discussion should be on that thread, not this one.)

Tell that to Elon, he used it as a stand alone word. It makes sense contextually as Unsworth was acting childish. This is turning into another interpretation squabble it would seem.

Are you intentionally doing this?

Pedo can mean pedophile, when it's a standalone word, or it can mean child, when it's part of a compound word.

He used it a standalone word. You're somehow arguing that he meant it as part of a compound word, and your proof that it can be used as a standalone word is that he used it as one, but we're arguing over the meaning.

I've never put anyone here on ignore, but man, you're just a disaster of a person. Not even like a bad person like some here, but just an absolute disaster. I'm guessing your pants are on backwards yet you're furiously tweeting at the manufacturer for not putting a fly on them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2018, 20:01 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 19:35:
Sound logic there as well. The thread mostly consisted of squabbling about interpretation, both being valid interpretations. Though that's another thread, discussion about that thread should stay on that thread.

Only one was valid. Just like "pedo" doesn't mean "child" any more than "gyno" means female. These aren't standalone words.

Seriously, are you not a native English speaker, and someone from a country that doesn't speak it frequently, or did you just learn it? It's all that makes sense. You struggle with colloquial meanings.

It feels like talking to that big blue guy from Guardians of the Galaxy. You misunderstand EVERYTHING.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2018, 18:35 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 17:26:
Nothing to lose, nothing to win. Pedo by itself is child in the dictionary.

No, it is not. I'm sorry you're so bad at language you can't even read a dictionary, but it's so interesting that you've been in two fights on here this week, both based around your inability to use the English language.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Refund Refusals
108. Re: Star Citizen Refund Refusals Jul 18, 2018, 18:34 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 17:41:
Beamer wrote on Jul 17, 2018, 11:17:
Prez wrote on Jul 17, 2018, 10:57:
Full disclosure - as a child in NYC I used to put ketchup on my steak.

Whatever, Barron.
I doubt Barron has the ability or skill set to pour his own ketchup. His steak is already sauced and pre-cut in bite size pieces by the time he gets it.

He's what, 12? I'm sure he's a fine kid. I doubt he'll be a fine adult, given what the others became, but at 12, he seems well enough.

He is, however, the only kid living in NYC that ketchups his steak, so I strongly suspect Prez is him from the future, come back in time to hide from the shame his name has become!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2018, 15:40 Beamer
 
YourNick wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 15:03:
Thread is devolving fast.

It devolved the second you became incapable of understanding a dictionary.

First, you gave us "child," which EVERY dictionary lists as a "combining form." What is a "combining form?"
a linguistic form that occurs only in compounds or derivatives

Note the word "only" there. "Pedo" does not mean child unless it is part of a compound word or derivative.

Then you give us "soil," which also isn't true, as that's "ped," and no one uses it.

You ignored Urban Dictionary, which is what will give you the colloquial meaning that Musk used it in. But that hardly matters. Literally no one in the history of the world has ever called someone a "pedo" and meant "child." Ever. Not once.

Either you do not know the English language, which is possible given that you REPEATEDLY get into arguments here with native speakers that tell you you're wrong, or you're some kind of obtuse wingbat (no, I did not just call you a font.)

 
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