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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
24. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 15, 2017, 23:11 Orogogus
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 15, 2017, 13:25:
Orogogus wrote on Jul 15, 2017, 11:57:
I think the last point is more cogent than the lack of competition.
So, you think there are more ISPs which provide content than ISPs which have a broadband monopoly? We'd have to agree to disagree on that point. An even better transport analogy would be, imagine if one car manufacturer's cars were allowed to go 70 mph on the interstates but others were only allowed to go 45 mph. How long do you think that would last before the people rose up against it in mass numbers?

I think the monopoly is less relevant than ISPs providing content. The costs of laying infrastructure make the monopoly inevitable to some extent. And even if there were more competition there's nothing to suggest that the new ISPs wouldn't all go into business of providing content, or at least making deals with companies that do generate content. There are a lot of network and cable television channels, but nearly all of the non-premium stations have commercials.

The monopoly situation sucks for pricing and customer service and it's a big problem, but I don't think it ties directly into net neutrality.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
21. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 15, 2017, 11:57 Orogogus
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 09:02:
Yes, in a perfect world, normal capitalistic forces would drive ISPs to be more responsible towards the consumers. However, you can't have the competition factors which might drive ISPs to be consumer focused when in a vast majority of locations there is a monopoly for broadband delivery. This becomes especially problematic when the ISPs and the content providers are owned by the same people.

I think the last point is more cogent than the lack of competition. Steam, Google and Amazon have more competition than my local ISPs do, but it wouldn't be okay at all for Steam to prioritize CS bandwidth over PUBG, or Google to screw with search results for iPhones or apps competing with Hangouts, Calendar, Gmail, etc. It's slightly skeezy that Amazon puts its own products at the top of search results, but one click changes the sort results and that's that.

Of course, given the lack of competition WaltC's argument is just insulting. It's like if airports were allowed to run their own flights and proceeded to dick over the other airlines. Well, you can always drive, says the tool of the corporate machine.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 14, 2017, 23:56 Orogogus
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 22:53:
This title is misleading. The FBI was already investigating him for probably just being Chinese at a research university, and stumbled upon this inside trading. The browsing history is just icing on the cake, the spouse phone calls and following purchases in the mother's name are all the SEC needed.


Eh... there are a lot of Chinese in graduate programs. It doesn't seem like it would be a productive line of attack.

But yeah, he didn't get busted for his browsing history, he got busted for actual insider trading.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2017, 10:55 Orogogus
 
My Internet service has absolutely gotten worse since 1997, when I first signed up. They are 100% throttling YouTube (and I assume Netflix, Hulu, etc.) -- after work, if I try to load YouTube videos, half the time they sit and buffer until they give up and default to something absurd like 144p. But this problem went away when I switched to Google's public DNS, and recurs if I switch back.

And it's also gotten more expensive, on the order of $25 -> $60. Every two or three years it goes up again because yet another promotional rate has expired, even though the last time I applied for one was in 2005.

Granted, it's also gotten faster, but I'd call it a net loss.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
38. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 21:27 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 20:54:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 19:50:
GET a JOB. Stop doing drugs. Stop getting welfare. Obama is not your daddy. Here is hint for all of you Hillary loving Lib tarts. Trump is your president. Get on your knees and whoreship the greatest president to ever live. Repeat after me, I love &#10084;&#65039; big daddy Trumpster! Long live Trump!

Nice for you to stop posting negativity, anti-SC, and REMOVED posts long enough to tell us that we should worship a president, because that's a good thing.

It's hard to tell because not everyone follows their medication schedule, but I think he was being sarcastic. I don't think anyone on either side tells people to worship their guy. Usually you make your candidate out to be a reasonable person trying to do the right thing and the opposition to be insane animals.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 13:10 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 12:31:
Timmeh wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 10:47:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 09:28:
It only gets better.ACLU Files Suit Against White House Election Fraud Commission

Yes because Democrats love to cheat and hide it then call everyone else a cheater.

That's the truth.

If the facts were on the table the illegal votes for Obama and Clinton would be far higher than anyone would believe. In fact a recent study showed that as many as 6 million illegal votes were cast for Obama in 2008.

That number is probably between 5-10 million for Clinton in 2016. If you are a democrat leftist Saul Alinskyite radical you clearly want that covered up forever.

I... I'm not convinced you know what a "fact" is. I am convinced you believe too much Alex Jones, though.

It's wonderful that you mention "the truth" then cite nothing.

It's just, you have to be willfully stupid to believe that it would be possible to put in 6 million rigged votes. Like, tens of thousands of precincts complicit, no opposing observers at any of them and none of the thousands of people involved blowing the whistle on a nationwide conspiracy that managed not to raise any statistical red flags.

If the Democrats had the logistical skills to insert 6 million rigged votes for the presidency, did they just forget to jigger the House and Senate votes, or the governorships?

I mean, basic, basic critical thinking skills here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2017, 02:41 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 9, 2017, 02:25:
Orogogus wrote on Jul 8, 2017, 21:30:

You don't want kx to talk about his religion so much, but you can't leave it alone, either.

Seemed to me he was heading that rider off at the pass.

I thought kx's reply was more interesting than people bagging on his religion and baiting him yet again. It's not greatly different from right wingers who like to go on about the terribleness of Islam.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2017, 21:30 Orogogus
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 8, 2017, 19:55:
NKD wrote on Jul 8, 2017, 19:45:

Not to derail things but aren't you a JDubz? Like, surgery is bad because you can't get a transfusion? I mean hernia operation isn't exactly a bloodbath normally but...
Careful, that's one bandaid you don't want to rip-off.
Because the rabbit hole underneath is a maze that changes after every interpretation.
Keep em guessing , fearful, lost and searching for the meaning of life and you can control them and extract money even after death.

You don't want kx to talk about his religion so much, but you can't leave it alone, either.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 5, 2017, 22:19 Orogogus
 
Doesn't it make it hard to follow sports if you don't believe in percentage odds?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
40. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 30, 2017, 07:06 Orogogus
 
MeanJim wrote on Jun 29, 2017, 21:45:
I was calling bullshit on your statement that "the wheelchair guys don't even have to go to the business in question. They can just sue and then see who coughs up money." You're making it sound like people in wheelchairs have nothing better to do than go around looking for people to sue. You do have to have been in the business to legitimately sue them. They're called drive by ADA lawsuits. They were in the news a lot a year or so ago. Scumbag lawyers go around finding businesses to sue, then pay some poor schmuck in a wheelchair to sign as the plaintiff and promise a bonus for each one settled. They've started cracking down on these schemes, but the sad part is that these mass lawsuits have drowned out people with legitimate complaints.

You have to have been inside the business to win. One of those articles describes how one restaurant went to court and produced tapes showing that no one in a wheelchair went in the restroom on the date of the alleged incident, whereupon the plaintiff dropped the suit. But that costs money, and the lawyers can offer to settle for less than it costs the restaurant to go to court and win.

It's sad that it's overshadowing legitimate complaints. It's also sad that it's hurting businesses, including ones that are in full compliance with the ADA, and by extension the people who work there.

The left has reputation for being anti-business, and it might not be wholly undeserved. It's not hard to look at a discussion like this and get the impression that there's no sympathy whatsoever for businesses, even when they're not giant corporations with powerful lobbies. Wherever individual sympathies lie, I think it's part of the image problem that's costing elections.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
31. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 29, 2017, 20:56 Orogogus
 
MeanJim wrote on Jun 29, 2017, 20:16:
Oh bullshit. I've read about those and seen them on the news. Those lawsuits you're talking about are being filed by scumbag lawyers trying to make a buck, not "the wheelchair guys."

It's both. A law firm would have no standing to sue. And you wouldn't go in without a lawyer, whether or not you have cause. There are law firms who cater to disabled people who do this repeatedly.

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It's not all or even a significant percentage of people with disabilities. But their condition doesn't make them saints, either, and I've seen nothing to suggest that these suits are filed by people without disabilities. I don't know what you think is bullshit. The cost of doing business is that sometimes you get shaken down, and you have to see whether you can afford to pay or not to pay.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
22. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 29, 2017, 19:41 Orogogus
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 29, 2017, 17:24:
I'm a believer they have their own organization for this and for every region in Murica, there is that wheelchair person that goes store to store just looking for trouble and heading straight to city hall to report you. If they need it or not... they will just do it.

In Southern California, the wheelchair guys don't even have to go to the business in question. They can just sue and then see who coughs up money. Some places will fight it, but others will cave because it's cheaper to settle even if they're in compliance. From friends who operate or have operated restaurants in San Diego, it seems like 100% of the restaurants here get sued, it's just a matter of when and how often. Don't know about retail stores.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 29, 2017, 12:51 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 29, 2017, 09:37:
Creston wrote on Jun 29, 2017, 09:27:
Wuh? I hate Uber and everything it does, but are they saying they want every single Uber driver to have a wheelchair accessible car?

No. They just want people that need wheelchair accessible cars to not have to pay extra for it.

That doesn't seem accurate, based on the article. In addition to not paying more, it does seem like they're demanding more wheelchair accessible cars on the road.

"Ultimately, the ERC wants Uber to integrate wheelchair accessible cars into its UberX fleet so that people who use wheelchairs donít have to wait longer and pay more to use the car service."

I don't see anything to indicate that the higher fares are a higher priority issue.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Bank Loan Follow-up
91. Re: Star Citizen Bank Loan Follow-up Jun 28, 2017, 17:04 Orogogus
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 28, 2017, 09:17:
Peter M. Smith wrote on Jun 28, 2017, 09:06:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 27, 2017, 17:57:
If I had to hazard a guess, it's because Cutter posts a lot and many of the posts aren't just attacks...

Which is crap. A call for violence is still a call for violence, even if it's only a few percentage posts of the poster's overall count.
I don't know if logic is allowed in a discussion concerning cutter.
Blue has explained to him more than once how to play nice but it doesn't stick. He will eventually go too far and Blue will drop the hammer, just like he does when he bans captain space agent rudra harlock. It's just that the maladjusted dolts can't stay away.

I'm not Blue so I can't say how he thinks, but my own observation is that there's not really any "going too far" that gets you kicked. People violate the forum rules all the time, and the posts just gets deleted (sometimes, I think depending on whether anyone reports them). Space captain got banned when he went on benders of, like, dozens of posts just insulting and attacking people and it seemed like he was no longer interested in making normal posts at all.

A more heavily curated board would have a big serious list of infractions and penalties, and generally speaking the admins wouldn't tolerate people publicly questioning the policies or moderation. Blue leaves those posts up all the time, people whining and bitching about their posts getting deleted. If it bothers people that wrongdoers don't get banned instead of just having posts removed, this board may just not be a good fit.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Bank Loan Follow-up
87. Re: Star Citizen Bank Loan Follow-up Jun 27, 2017, 17:57 Orogogus
 
NKD wrote on Jun 27, 2017, 16:11:
Cutter is always whining about the "trolls" and how Blue needs to ban them. The thing is, the "trolls" he is talking about are everyone here except him. Of course lately he's escalated to calls for violence.

Blue has banned previous users who only seemed to have bile to spew, why not Cutter?

If I had to hazard a guess, it's because Cutter posts a lot and many of the posts aren't just attacks, and there's never any indication that he's just trolling for laughs. Blue seems to only ban posters who have just nothing to add and are out to make people miserable or drag every single post off topic. You're allowed to say as many stupid things in good faith as you want.
 
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News Comments > Beyond Good and Evil 2 Video
7. Re: Beyond Good and Evil 2 Video Jun 23, 2017, 14:23 Orogogus
 
That ship is a close match for a Fralthi from Wing Commander 1. Which is kind of cool, really.  
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News Comments > No Recoil for Destiny 2 Guns on PC?
41. Re: No Recoil for Destiny 2 Guns on PC? Jun 23, 2017, 14:05 Orogogus
 
Darks wrote on Jun 23, 2017, 10:07:
Your as clueless as your post.

* You're
 
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News Comments > No Recoil for Destiny 2 Guns on PC?
40. Re: No Recoil for Destiny 2 Guns on PC? Jun 23, 2017, 14:03 Orogogus
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 23, 2017, 08:52:
Trump supporters, by the averages;
~4% believe the earth is flat
~5% believe the moon landing was faked
~6% believe in mind-controlling "chem trails"
~7% believe the sun revolves around the earth
~9% believe in young earth and creationism
~14% believe vaccines cause autism
~19% believe Sandy Hook massacre was an inside job
~27% believe Climate Change is a hoax
~28% believe FEMA is building internment camps
~30% believe Obama is a Kenyan Muslim
~37% believe Al Qaeda was NOT responsible for 9-11

What bothers me that none of them think wrestling or National Enquirer articles are real, oh the dichotomy.

That's our average Trump supporter - angry, malleable, and ignorant.

Are those numbers sourced? The prevalence of young earth creationism in the US is higher than that (~40%, link), and I have a hard time believing Trumpers are pushing that number down.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
3. Re: Morning Previews Jun 23, 2017, 13:44 Orogogus
 
NKD wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 21:54:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 15:39:
Da fuq is christ centered gamer?

You haven't seen them linked on here before? Blue always post their reviews. It's game reviews for the evangelicals. They have weird taboos so they want some extra info about the morality of the content. That's what this site does.

Probably won't interest most of us, but I'm sure Kxmode and some others benefit from it.

A lot of their reviews, including this one, don't have much religious stuff in them -- it has a morality score where the game gets dinged for violence, but that's it. The main body is just a regular review.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
12. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 14, 2017, 13:11 Orogogus
 
People don't think there's a ton of circumstantial evidence aside from the intelligence agencies' say-so?

Michael Flynn requested immunity, and his attorneys said he'll refuse to comply with a Congressional subpoena from the investigation committee, and will plead his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination.

Trump asked Comey to drop the probe.

Sessions, Manafort, Kushner, Flynn meeting with Russian officials during the campaign, some of them forgetting to report the fact. His advisers are stacked with people paid by Russian companies, who have been given Russian awards, and who have been invited to give talks to Russian groups.

Putin has flat out said that there might have been Russian hacking, but claims it wasn't organized by his government.

Out of the blue, when asked about Putin, Trump basically said that America's not all that great.

Trump lied about releasing his tax returns -- there was no audit, an audit wouldn't have prevented him from releasing them, and he never had any intention of releasing them after the election despite saying he would.

It's just incredible that someone could look at what we know and definitively conclude, there's nothing there, Democrats are just whining. If you flipped it around to the Obama administration and you had all these flags, the same people wouldn't find it highly suggestive of Russian interference? Didn't they already claim undue Russian influence with Hillary on far less evidence than this?
 
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