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Nickname dubfanatic
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Signed On Aug 18, 1999, 17:13
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 20, 2017, 13:29 dubfanatic
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 12:40:
Creston wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 12:26:
Oh good, so he got zero months of jail. That's even better!

One time lapses in judgment put people in jail for possessing 2 grams of TEH WEED, but hey, if you were extorting people, that's just perfectly fine.
I suggest you smoke your straw man.
The drug trade is responsible for thousands of deaths in the US and an untold number in Mexico.

The prosecutors asked for no time and no time was given.
But this is America and we have the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world, so I can see your point.

not to mention that most people in prison for "drug crimes" either have additional violent criminal charges attached to it, or they have a lengthy rap sheet already. but that doesn't fit the narrative of poor potheads who dindu nuffin getting rounded up by the dozen by racist cops
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Sep 14, 2017, 21:07 dubfanatic
 
Of all the reasons to close your Steam account, this is probably one of the worst. Might as well cancel your Internet account too while you're at it. Toss out your phone too, people say mean things on it.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Toxicity Slowing Game Development
19. Re: Overwatch Toxicity Slowing Game Development Sep 14, 2017, 19:21 dubfanatic
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 13:15:
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is the problem with online gaming, period, and Overwatch is no exception to the rule whatsoever. 90% of online gamers are toxic, shit-talking, holier-than-thou, whiny little bitches, no matter what game they're playing. This is why I stopped playing online games years ago, but I see that nothing has changed.

Yes, but in the past a player could find a dedicated server with active admins and an established community of mature players. It didn't stop the occasional kiddie from wandering in and causing trouble, but that's why we had admins. Now that everything's moving to this matchmaking model, that's off the table.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Toxicity Slowing Game Development
18. Re: Overwatch Toxicity Slowing Game Development Sep 14, 2017, 19:18 dubfanatic
 
Suppa7 wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 12:11:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 11:59:
Toxic behavior in an online FPS? Now there's a first.

Perhaps if they had dedicated servers with admin tools perhaps that might help ... but no blizz has got to take advantage of that drm.

Thread over. We already know how to deal with toxic players: let the players self-segregate. The problem children can play on their own servers, while the rest of us can play on our own. But for some reason that's not suitable for the managerialists who now ru(i)n the video game industry, just like they did to the music and film industries.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 9, 2017, 11:57 dubfanatic
 
A hypothetical question to everyone defending the Google manifesto author's firing:

Let's say there was a company, let's call it "Fik-Chil-A". Fik-Chil-A is run by fundamentalist Christians, and they've instituted a company policy that forces all employees to publicly state the Earth is 6000 years old. The company gives special hiring preference and provides special career development programs for other Young Earth Creationists. Not only that, but there is a cabal of high-ranking employees who maintain an industry blacklist of employees who dare to speak the truth. Someone writes a document debating the claim, with sources, and is fired for "violating company policy". Is this still justified?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 9, 2017, 11:38 dubfanatic
 
I find it hilarious that liberals are now claiming "freedom of association" when they spent the last 60 years FIGHTING AGAINST IT. Thanks to civil rights laws there IS NO FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION IN THE WORKPLACE.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 9, 2017, 11:36 dubfanatic
 
loomy wrote on Aug 8, 2017, 19:13:
neonazi wannabes are just emboldened by the traitor president. normal people don't care to be around crazies who spend their free time thinking about harassing and oppressing other people. the psychos need to go back to hiding their antisocial beliefs if they want to keep their jobs. news at 11

hate to break it to you but the letter you're talking about is ALL about the author's demented emotions. he uses no reason or logic, just rationalization of the torment of his childhood. he's as irrational and out of control as the most PMSing woman I've ever seen. it would be funny if he wasn't such a disgusting excuse for a man

PUTINDRUMPFTREASONIMPEACHRUSSIAPUTINDRUMPF AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
 
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News Comments > Tacoma Released
8. Re: Tacoma Released Aug 2, 2017, 19:01 dubfanatic
 
It's not Tacoma unless it involves scoring smack on Portland Ave at midnight  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 20, 2017, 16:37 dubfanatic
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 13:58:
You might be surprised how much of our "news" is really non-news produced by corporations...

Yup, there's a whole industry based around it, called "Public Relations"
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. removed Jul 12, 2017, 22:22 dubfanatic
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed
5. Re: Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed Jun 18, 2017, 13:53 dubfanatic
 
Disabling a single player mod is lame but I see absolutely nothing wrong with disabling a multiplayer cheat. There was always a tension between the P2P netcode and their business model of selling cards. I would have preferred they resolved it by moving to dedicated servers but that's probably too much to ask for. Gamers can be awfully petulant and self-entitled but they are also weak-willed. Wake me up when gamers successfully boycott a Rockstar title in response.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 5, 2017, 13:48 dubfanatic
 
Nope, sorry, I am a millennial and eSports are pretty much unheard of. Every bar still shows real sports on TV, all the sports talk I hear is about real sports, and if you brought up eSports in a casual conversation people will look at you like you're speaking a foreign language. The only people who want to watch video games played by gangly unkempt 20-year-old nerds are people who aspire to be gangly unkempt nerds, and that's a pretty small segment of the population that isn't very lucrative to advertisers.  
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News Comments > XField Paintball 3 Announced
1. Re: XField Paintball 3 Announced May 18, 2017, 16:14 dubfanatic
 
Wrong, I used to play a real-time multiplayer paintball game on AOL back in the 90s.  
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News Comments > Truck Simulators Getting Bigger Rigs
11. Re: Truck Simulators Getting Bigger Rigs May 8, 2017, 23:10 dubfanatic
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on May 8, 2017, 13:09:
Cool feature, I suppose, but as unnecessarily toxic as the ETS and ATS community is over on Steam, I don't really think they deserve such efforts from SCS.

The official SCS forum is a lot more chill. The Steam forums always attract the dregs, that's true for just about every game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse May 8, 2017, 23:08 dubfanatic
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 8, 2017, 22:46:
*An internal cyber attack by the GOP to shut down the massive influx of dissenting views on their backwards ass policies, more likely.

PUTIN DID IT!!!!!!!11
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 4, 2017, 17:35 dubfanatic
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 27, 2017, 02:35 dubfanatic
 
If you live on a tropical island and you spend all your time playing video games, there's probably something wrong with you. At least where I live, we have the excuse that it's rainy and cold for 8 months out of the year.  
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News Comments > GTA Online Tiny Racers Update & Tax Refund
4. Re: GTA Online Tiny Racers Update & Tax Refund Apr 26, 2017, 14:37 dubfanatic
 
Quinn wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 12:10:
Does anyone know if the cheating is still rampant?

Since it uses P2P networking (seriously LOL at trusting clients in a multiplayer game), it's impossible to stop cheating. All they can do is try to automatically detect cheaters (but there will always be ones who never get detected) and ban ones who are reported. In their short-sighted focus on saving money by offloading hosting to the players they now have to employ customer service to ban cheaters and waste development resources on automated cheat detection. Good going Rockstar. I'm sure those Shark Cards make it all worth it though.

In my experience though, cheating mostly seems limited to Free Mode. It is rare to see cheaters in instanced games since they can be kicked much more easily.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 10, 2017, 01:03 dubfanatic
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 9, 2017, 00:43:
Certainly this is an endemic problem in the US given that women earn 3/4 of what a man does for equivalent work. In 2017.

Fake news
 
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News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
51. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 17:05 dubfanatic
 
The only way to win the SJW game is to not play.  
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