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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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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
43. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 28, 2016, 14:24 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 14:07:
Beamer wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 12:56:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 11:54:
Kajetan wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 10:00:
thecakeisalie wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 22:13:
My biggest question is why is this game still being sold, period, when it was clearly falsely advertised from the get-go?
Because no court ordered Sony and Hello Games to stop selling it.

Gamers also don't have the same type of consumer protection laws as everyone else. It's even worse with crowdfunding and early access. Until laws are passed specifically targeting these shyster companies and their shenanigans, we will continue to be victims of these snake oil salespeople. So since we don't have these protections, the only thing we can do is not preorder, and not back crowdfund/early access games.

Would you now support that woman who sued Drive for having a misleading trailer?

I'm fairly certain that lawsuit was mocked around here, but to me, has more merit than "NMS was misleading!" With a movie, you have little to go on other than trailers, at least if you want to avoid spoilers. With video games, you have pretty much everything to judge a game on prior to purchase, so long as you wait even an hour.

With all due respect, you do realize that it's a fact (and Youtube has tons of videos to back this up) that Sean Murray lied to sell his game. He stated the game would have specific features at launch that later turned out to be false. The biggest being no multiplayer (he only came clean on the day of release). "NMS was misleading!" is a simplified way of stating the obvious. If you dropped $60 on NMS (preorder or not), you would understand the ire of thousands of people. The point I'm making is, please don't defend Sean Murray. There are no redeeming qualities for what he did.

I'm not excusing him. I'm saying that everyone acting like this is exclusive to video games is nuts. Movies have misleading trailers all the time. All the time! Bands release energetic songs to sell an album full of downbeat garbage. Books have blurbs calling them modern, tear-jerking classics despite evoking no emotion.

Or, look at a car concept at an auto show vs what hits the dealers. Or what's on a menu at McDonald's vs what you get.

Yes, Sean Murray is a horrible example, and I'd wager that he fully believed much of what he said, but he went too long and the old videos being the lead video on Steam was a huge mistake. But people complain all the time about everything. ACM is a great example of a dev constantly accused of lying that never lied. Beyond that, it's hard to tell what's marketing speak and what's an actual lie. "This game has the most in-depth, amazing, mind-blowing world building ever" can be a lie, or it could be an opinion, and a dev will never say "what we're doing is half-baked and you've seen it done better before."

Sean Murray's mistake was that he never stopped talking. But what he originally said was fine, and people still blame him for that.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Nov 28, 2016, 13:21 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 11:29:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 11:21:
Took my brain awhile to get there (even coffee isn't helping today) but it's Damian Wayne, not Damon Wayans as I first interpreted it . I was wondering why the hell he was involved with a Batman game, and who thought that would be a good idea.

Same. I was wondering, is that the one in Requiem For A Dream or one from White Chicks... (Turns out, neither.)

He'd make a better Joker.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
41. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 28, 2016, 12:56 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 11:54:
Kajetan wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 10:00:
thecakeisalie wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 22:13:
My biggest question is why is this game still being sold, period, when it was clearly falsely advertised from the get-go?
Because no court ordered Sony and Hello Games to stop selling it.

Gamers also don't have the same type of consumer protection laws as everyone else. It's even worse with crowdfunding and early access. Until laws are passed specifically targeting these shyster companies and their shenanigans, we will continue to be victims of these snake oil salespeople. So since we don't have these protections, the only thing we can do is not preorder, and not back crowdfund/early access games.

Would you now support that woman who sued Drive for having a misleading trailer?

I'm fairly certain that lawsuit was mocked around here, but to me, has more merit than "NMS was misleading!" With a movie, you have little to go on other than trailers, at least if you want to avoid spoilers. With video games, you have pretty much everything to judge a game on prior to purchase, so long as you wait even an hour.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Metaverse
23. Re: Thanksgiving Metaverse Nov 25, 2016, 23:28 Beamer
 
OK, we've got a guy who thinks Clinton runs a pedophile ring.

Shut it down, folks. We've reached the bottom of the Internet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
50. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 25, 2016, 23:26 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 23:09:
Beamer wrote on Nov 25, 2016, 22:49:
Nothing you said has anything to do with white privilege.

If you rolled a 0 in wealth it doesn't mean you didn't roll high elsewhere.

And moving is expensive. Very expensive. That's why people don't do it. If you live in sw Kentucky and have no skills, you have no money for a deposit. You're lucky if you have money to physically move yourself.

Times aren't the same as they were for our parents. My dad went from nothing to owning his own business. These days, the type of business he owned doesn't really exist.

I rolled high in having a parent that gave a shit. That isn't a race thing.

So you think that there's the same proportion of parents giving a shit across race?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
47. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 25, 2016, 22:49 Beamer
 
Nothing you said has anything to do with white privilege.

If you rolled a 0 in wealth it doesn't mean you didn't roll high elsewhere.

And moving is expensive. Very expensive. That's why people don't do it. If you live in sw Kentucky and have no skills, you have no money for a deposit. You're lucky if you have money to physically move yourself.

Times aren't the same as they were for our parents. My dad went from nothing to owning his own business. These days, the type of business he owned doesn't really exist.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Nov 25, 2016, 16:43 Beamer
 
It isn't AAA+, it's games as a service.  
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Metaverse
20. Re: Thanksgiving Metaverse Nov 25, 2016, 12:05 Beamer
 
Wow. That's melodramatic. Did you know every website can alter what you post? And there are still records of this.

And this all stemmed from him shutting down a pizzagate sub. Pizzagate, for those of you blissfully unaware, was the_Donald and KotakuInAction regulars posting LinkedIn profiles of people they thought ran a pedophile ring with Hillary Clinton.

Nuke them all. Bottom of the Internet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
37. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 24, 2016, 10:45 Beamer
 
Also, plenty of jobs in cities, though whether they offer a liveable wage...

Go to SE Kentucky, though. No work at all.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
36. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 24, 2016, 10:44 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 10:21:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 06:47:
Mind you for taxi it is a fact AI can replace the function, but no AI can replace the human factor that makes an OK experience great or entertaining. And customer satisfaction and service will be a huge thing that will NOT wipe out taxi drivers entirely ever. ^^

A driver who robotically drives me where I want to go *is* a great taxi experience. Maybe that says more about me...

No, you're right. Does this guy live in Narnia with Cutter?

I take a taxi to work every day. Shut up and drive. Which is what 99.99% of them do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
97. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 23, 2016, 14:06 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 13:39:
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 13:15:
BobBob wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 12:57:

I'm not referring to blatant bigots or xenophobes, but I noticed commonly there are groups of people who are close-minded and dogmatically attached to restrictive
viewpoints, traditions, and attitudes with only a home education based on stereotypes and misconceptions vs first hand experience with other cultures and having a higher education - empathy, knowledge, and understanding.

I realize I'm speaking in vague generalizations, but if were sitting down and having s conversation, I could provide detailed accounts of experiences and interactions to back up my claims, ex: personal encounters to over hearing conversations to observing behaviors in public and private.

You find that everywhere, though. You're pushing the false narrative that a large section of the country has a monopoly on being closed minded, which simply isn't true. You will find people like that in each and every state. You'll even find it in the supposed utopia that is Canada. People are just as racist there as they are in the US. An invisible line doesn't suddenly make the majority on one side of it full of hate for people they don't know. And that's precisely what you did by mentioning the Midwest/South. Welcome to the human race. Those with different views aren't automatically closed-minded. It's so much easier to do that than doing the hard thing like getting to know people. But hey, that's why people hang out here and on Twitter and facebook and bitch.


There is always a variety but there is mostly a predominance of belief - homogeneous vs heterogeneous thinking. I encourage anyone who voted for Hillary or Bernie to travel and spend time interacting with people in the "rust belt". It'll help chip away the elitism and hopefully build a sense of empathy, and to see the necessity in bringing higher educational to everyone.

For instance, bring manufacturing back to the USA. Non college person reaction - great we can work again! We can work at the factories. College educated reaction -- Wait, what about automation? The tech trend toward manufacturing is counter to the early industrial notion, the "division of labor" -- if anything single machines are able to replace multiple roles and this hasn't slowed down, it's sped up. Companies may bring back manufacturing to save export / import costs (and tariffs etc.), but cheap human labor is already being replaced by robots abroad - with plans to automate entire factories. How will that give you a job? How will you learn new skills?

You're right that manufacturing (and mining) isn't coming back.

Which is why, to me, the bigger issue is the lack of heterogeneity, or diversity if you will, of corporations.

I spent time in the Midwest. You went 20 miles in most directions of where I lived and you hit white poverty. People had homes, but those homes had no value. Worse was the employment situation. Service jobs only. Every guy wanted to be a mechanic, but only so many mechanic jobs were to be had. The largest employer was welfare, not because these people didn't want to work, but because there simply was nowhere to work.

It makes some sad sense. I already ragged on Walmart once today, let's do it again. From an easy to see perspective, they destroyed manufacturing. Again, the Huffy Wikipedia article is great - Walmart first forced Huffy to move its manufacturing to China, then forced it to sell itself to China.

But it's more than that. Impoverished neighborhoods used to have some wealth in them. Someone still owned the neighborhood bar, or restaurant, or corner store, or butcher. Some of those jobs disappeared (find me a cobbler these days) as products became disposable. Others? The neighborhood bar and restaurant is a Fridays or Olive Garden. The neighborhood stores, all of them, are a Walmart. Which means that the only jobs are service jobs at those places, and the profits they make get vacuumed out of that region and centralized elsewhere.

It used to be that if a person bought something in an impoverished area, someone made profit off that. Now? The Walton family makes the profit, a factory in China makes the profit, and someone gets paid minimum wage to make the sale.
 
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