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Signed On Feb 22, 2003, 03:15
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
12. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 9, 2017, 20:05 Orogogus
 
What circumstantial evidence is there? Flynn asked for immunity and pleaded the Fifth rather than testify about his involvement, because that's what you do when you're innocent. Putin said that the Russians meddled the election, but it was probably private individuals. Russian metadata and error messages in the leaked files.

For example, a judge showed up dead on the beach near the courthouse in FL.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article167403992.html

One evening in May, federal prosecutor Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. confronted his wife, Ebony, about ending their marriage, then left their Miramar home in his gray Lexus sedan.

Around midnight, she reached him by cellphone and he told her that he was going to Hollywood beach by the Diplomat Hotel. They talked again about their relationship, with Whisenant saying he “had given up, but it didn’t matter anymore.” Later, he sent her some “unsettling text messages” and said goodbye.

Distraught, Ebony Whisenant drove to the Diplomat, searching the hotel parking lot. She found his car but not him. Within hours, a passersby would find her husband’s body in the surf, with a single gunshot wound to his head.

Noticeably missing: Any connection to Clinton whatsoever. But! He died in the same district where the DNC chairperson served. Dots connected, Clinton murder squad proven.

Sometimes I think, how stupid would I have to be to brush aside the substantial body of circumstantial evidence vis-a-vis Russian interference in the 2016 election? Apparently it's connected to how easily I can believe in god-damned murder squads and basement pedophile rings. Apparently I'd have to believe that the DNC could fake 6 million god-damned votes to pretend they won the popular vote. And holy shit, it's really hard to imagine being that stupid.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 5, 2017, 13:22 Orogogus
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 13:18:
krist2 wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 12:25:
It's a good thing climate change isn't a thing...

Are you fucking serious?

It's tricky on the Internet, but in context -- in direct response to a newspost about Hurricane Irma on the heels of Harvey -- he's clearly being sarcastic. A guy who doesn't believe in climate change would say something like that in response to a dissertation or a statement by scientists, not when there's an actual hurricane bearing down.
 
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News Comments > QUAKE Development History Dispute
26. Re: QUAKE Development History Dispute Aug 31, 2017, 17:44 Orogogus
 
Ya. In point of fact I liked it. But there was a lot of complaining, here and elsewhere.  
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News Comments > QUAKE Development History Dispute
23. Re: QUAKE Development History Dispute Aug 31, 2017, 17:26 Orogogus
 
DOOM 3 BFG: 679K
DOOM: 550K
DOOM II: 542K
DOOM 3: 491K
Quake: 430K
Quake II: 406K
Quake III: 399K
Quake IV: 216K

Weird that DOOM 3 is ranked so high in sales. I thought the general opinion of that one was solidly negative because of monster closets and flashlights.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2017, 14:25 Orogogus
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 13:59:
At least it was well publicized.
I am all for a better firefox and the newer versions are faster, more stable and moar better. They are moving forward, if a few extensions are casualties, no loss.
some info
latest info
TLDR More power to em.

Sort of well-publicized. The November cut-off was announced, and the extensions menu shows you which ones are going to bite the dust -- nearly all of them, but oh well. On the other hand, 55 just nuked at least two of mine that I know of, apparently because Mozilla is cutting off APIs ahead of 57, so that's not great.

Also, that second link suggests that 80% of the extensions out there would be casualties if they flipped the switch today. Big ones like NoScript and Adblock Plus are on the dead list, with promises that they'll be ready sooner or later.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2017, 13:25 Orogogus
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 11:08:
Google Chrome works fine with Youtube, it's just Firefox.

I've tried all the suggestions with no luck, so I tried a uninstall, reboot, reinstall. Still no luck, so contemplating a Refresh, which will create a new /default . I worried it will delete all my Addons, so made a backup Mozbackup and screenshot.

V55 of Firefox just ganked two of my extensions -- Re-Pagination and DownThemAll -- and all but one are now marked Legacy, and will stop working in November unless their authors update them.

I went to look up why this happened; Mozilla is apparently busy building their perfect browser, and could hardly care less if the people actually using it are unhappy. I looked up how to revert my browser and their page is all, blah blah bad idea blah security vulnerabilities blah, and maybe you should be using Edge or Chrome, asshole.

They've got a pretty bad case of the open source attitude.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2017, 17:49 Orogogus
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 17:43:
MeanJim wrote on Aug 30, 2017, 16:35:
Click the button with the three vertical dots next to the sign in button and select "Restore old YouTube" from the menu.
I suspect you were not being serious, in the off chance you were -- I see no such option.

Change sucks.

No, his description is accurate, assuming you're not signed in. If you are, then it's at the bottom of the dropdown when you click on your account icon.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2017, 18:28 Orogogus
 
Wireless charging stand.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Aug 28, 2017, 21:43 Orogogus
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 28, 2017, 21:23:
Vs stringing your consumer base along for over a decade, suggesting that HL3 was still in the works but never once saying 'yay or nay'?

Least players are making a statement, but they would settle for an official statement.

Haha, sure, because gamers are such a pleasant and reasonable crowd.

To paraphrase someone in one of the HL3 threads last week, if you've somehow been strung along for over a decade without any official statement, grow up.
 
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News Comments > Xenia This Week
3. Re: Xenia This Week Aug 28, 2017, 12:42 Orogogus
 
It's almost certainly submitted by the developer or publisher. They send it to Blue, he posts it.

What I wonder about is the On Sale section. Blue will have 3-20 titles listed, and several of them just have the Steam listing. But on any given day Steam has over a thousand titles on sale. Surely game companies aren't notifying Blue every time their game goes on sale, are they? Is it just stuff from Blue's Steam wishlist that pops up in his email notifications?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 23, 2017, 17:17 Orogogus
 
I feel like it wouldn't really be easy for an accomplice to quietly donate half of an eight digit pot to a friend who happens to have worked for the lottery commission. I'd think if I were running such an organization I'd keep an eye out for any current or former employees receiving extraordinarily large gifts from winners.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Reveals VR Release Dates
16. Re: LG VR HMD Specs Aug 23, 2017, 16:46 Orogogus
 
Shineyguy wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 16:34:
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 13:16:
Gib007 wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 12:39:
"No PC version of Skyrim VR is planned"

Why the hell not!? I don't understand that.
Also, I KINDA hope they have hardware blocks for people using Rifts. So tired of Rift users defending the Oculus store's hardware exclusivity, maybe they'll understand the annoyance Vive users feel with the Bethesda releases.

So you're a fan of segmenting the VR space more then? That's hardly a good thing for anyone that owns any kind of VR headset.

It's not like us Rift owners are able to play the PSVR games, either, and some of the highest profile titles are over there. So it's not like it would be a new experience.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Reveals VR Release Dates
13. Re: Bethesda Reveals VR Release Dates Aug 23, 2017, 15:04 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 14:10:
I am tempted to get Skyrim VR for the PS4...

Do you have a PSVR? I don't think I've seen you comment on it.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
34. Re: Into the Black Aug 21, 2017, 13:16 Orogogus
 
I also explained that before. Will try again with concision.

We're already at the bottom of the slippery slope. The reason we have employment protections is because employers can't be trusted not to discriminate against the protected classes. But they don't work if employers can fire people because they're making coworkers uncomfortable, and say it's not because they're black or a woman or atheist. And if employers are allowed to use people's personal lives then nearly everyone is vulnerable to enemies on the Internet.

Employers firing people for non-work reasons is an arbitrary, inconsistent practice, which helps bad employers more than good ones.

Employers have been using the same tools used now to fire Nazis to discriminate. Not a slippery slope, already happening for decades. Workplaces that follow consistent rules while staying out of people's lives are best for a tiny number of Nazis and many more people who would otherwise be discriminated against when employers are allowed to go looking for reasons to fire people.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 21, 2017, 11:37 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 08:32:
Retired wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 21:38:
Dang! Is PUBG going to dethrone Skyrim?

According to some people, Skyrim was in the top 10 for 2.5 years straight, but only sold 3.5 million copies, so by their reckoning it has already long since passed it. (in sales numbers anyway.)


That seems kind of strange, insofar as Skyrim was making the Steam top 10 lists based on revenue in weeks when it was selling for like $2.50. You'd think it would have massively inflated numbers, if anything.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
32. Re: Into the Black Aug 21, 2017, 11:35 Orogogus
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 01:40:
Orogogus, what about criminals? Should past crimes, with punishment served, be ignored? Or does the fact that the person acted on their problematic beliefs prove that they are a risk?

I think this is a question for Beamer more than me. I'm firmly on the side that companies should stay out of their employees' personal lives. In the case of criminals who have served their time I think it would be particularly bad to stack a second punishment on top of the first, one that makes it hard for them to work legitimately and exacerbates the US's problem with criminal recidivism.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
31. Re: Into the Black Aug 21, 2017, 11:29 Orogogus
 
I think I explained this before. The slippery slope isn't people getting fired for complaining about Nazis. The Nazis are an insignificant issue. A few dozen people, who had no political power, will get fired. A few CEOs. It's inconsequential compared to the number of women, minorities and labor activists getting fired for non-work related reasons -- way the hell more than zero. If you fire Nazis because they're making people uncomfortable, how much room is there for the Civil Rights Act to actually protect people?

If you think we still need the Civil Rights Act and workplace discrimination protections, they can only work in an environment where firing is based on consistent rules. Otherwise you have to consider whether your loophole -- of which "uncomfortableness" based on people's personal lives is the vaguest, shittiest one possible -- can be used to fire the wrong people. I'm not firing you because you're black or old or atheist, you're just making people uncomfortable -- to say nothing of the people who have no legal protections. Or you're too "controversial," in an age where controversy is an on-demand service. If you want to fire someone, anti-discrimination or not, all you have to do is get someone to pry into their personal lives and if that fails, wait for the fake news factory to manufacture controversy out of thin air. True at-will workplaces without pesky equal opportunity laws.

When companies have to manufacture bullshit work-related reasons then at least there's something admissible if management conspires with HR and supervisors. Now there's nothing -- "This employee is making people uncomfortable, rocking the boat and generating unwanted controversy, please show them the door." And most of those people aren't going to be Nazis and skinheads, they're going to be the same people who have always been discriminated against by unjust employers.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends
32. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends Aug 20, 2017, 23:41 Orogogus
 
GothicWizard wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 23:28:
Orogogus wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 16:21:

Your post history only goes back to February 2017.

I knew some hero was going to split hairs over that. This is my new account, I couldn't recovered my old. I believe I set the account email to an email I no longer have as I let that domain expire.

I'm not splitting hairs. You said to go look at your post history and I can't. You didn't even say what your old name was.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
28. Re: Into the Black Aug 20, 2017, 21:20 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 19:40:
I mean, you get that those fired weren't "pro Trump" but marching under Nazi flags, right?

Yeah. This is where the slippery slope comes into play. People being uncomfortable is a shitty metric to base work decisions on. A company can institute a "no Nazis, Klanmen or skinheads" rule because they're evil and that's simple enough, but if you justify it by saying it's making people uncomfortable then your company is probably already a hellhole playground designed to cater to the whims of those at the top. How great would it be if someone had an abortion and then got doxxed and fired because co-workers, clients and vendors were deeply uncomfortable? Or because of sexual orientation/gender identification?

Far more bad uses than good, and I generally don't trust the top of the corporate ladder. Getting a few dozen racists fired isn't worth letting companies keep stepping on millions of the usual unfortunates. Companies run on consistent and just rules will do more for equality than ones run on the whims of management, relying on those in power to be good people.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends
16. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends Aug 20, 2017, 16:21 Orogogus
 
GothicWizard wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 14:49:
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 14:22:
Hey Captain New's Flash, we knew this was going to happen as soon as it was announced. Why? Um... Maxis, Murky Foot, Bullfrog, Dice (not as bad as the others) etc, etc, etc.

Go back and see the heat I took for saying so back then soon after the purchase. Many online felt otherwise. And thanks for proving my point as to why I said so. History.. doomed to repeat.. etc

Your post history only goes back to February 2017.
 
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