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News Comments > etc.
33. Re: etc. Oct 5, 2014, 22:41 dubfanatic
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 21:55:
And, interestingly, we have better social equality now than the 80s. Worse economic, but changing society seems easier than changing taxation.

What is social equality and how do you measure it? And how can you attribute an increase in social equality to the restriction of free speech?

EDIT: And how do you propose to prevent the right wing from not using these same tactics when the political climate inevitably swings back in their favor?
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26. Re: etc. Oct 5, 2014, 21:43 dubfanatic
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 20:39:
Squirmer wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 20:23:
Seriously man, if you believe this stuff you're just delusional. The "SJWs" are calling to give a voice to people who historically have lacked a voice. It's the total opposite of censorship and thought policing.

No. That may be the ideal they're striving for, but in reality they're simply engaging in other forms of racism and bigotry, not to mention how condescending and patronizing they are. In reality they're all about censorship and thought policing. Ever use words like retarded or crippled lately? There was no stigma to those words until the SJWs attached a negative stigma to them.

Exactly. Anyone who thinks the SJW movement is anything but a blatant attack on free speech should read Kindly Inquisitors by Jonathan Rauch. The fifth chapter is especially pertinent.
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News Comments > etc.
25. Re: etc. Oct 5, 2014, 21:37 dubfanatic
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 19:54:
Don't listen to them and they have nothing. I predict this will blow over and if something changes it will be small and for a short while. This won't add up to anything, because it isn't based on a solid enough foundation.

The SJW phenomenon is just one part of a larger societal movement to stifle free speech in order to prevent offense. This has been going on since at least the 1980s. It's not going to completely go away, it will just change forms. But you're right, the best thing to do is to just ignore them. They've shown they are not interested in having their ideas critically analyzed, and also that they have no qualms in destroying the lives of anyone they perceive as an opponent.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 23:09 dubfanatic
Beamer wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 20:28:
dubfanatic wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 20:10:
If you want a good laugh, look up Kshama Sawant and see what she thinks are actually good ideas.

Increasing minimum wage, increasing bus lines, ending corporate welfare, reducing taxes on small businesses and homeowners, rent controls, ending racial profiling, legalizing same sex marriage and marijuana, reducing student debt and decreasing ties to Israel.

Sounds like a nightmare.

Sawant voted against the minimum wage resolution because it wasn't fast enough for her. For someone with a Ph.D. in economics she doesn't seem to have a good grasp of economic equilibrium.

Yeah, she supports increasing bus funding, just like the rest of the council.

"Corporate welfare" is a term that means dick all to anyone outside the extreme left. The rest of us call it "being realistic". It appeals to people who think the 70s Boeing bust was Seattle's greatest era.

Small businesses will need all the help they can get when the minimum wage increase starts up.

Rent control is illegal under the state Constitution. Ask poor people in San Francisco, Santa Monica, NYC and DC how well rent control has worked out for them. Or ask the people who voted down Boston's old rent control law.

Racial profiling is already illegal. Gay marriage is already legal, as is cannabis.

And just what the hell is she going to do about student debt as a Seattle city council member? Likewise with Israel, and on that last point, thanks for proving my point. Sawant is a glorified college student body politician. She is an embarrassment to a city that likes to pretend to be big.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 20:10 dubfanatic
I'm so proud of my city council. We're cutting bus lines despite having some of the worst traffic in the country. Violent crime is on the upswing, including a murder in broad daylight just yesterday. Homeless people camp on the sidewalks and in parks. Our roads are gutted with potholes. But those all pale in comparison to the horrors of people putting too much compostable food in garbage cans.

If you want a good laugh, look up Kshama Sawant and see what she thinks are actually good ideas.
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Sep 20, 2014, 00:43 dubfanatic
Oh you poor cyclists. It's horrible, you only get to ride in the sidewalk and the road, you violate traffic laws constantly and then the cops have the audacity to enforce the laws on the books? Total outrage. Check your privilege pedestrians
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Sep 17, 2014, 23:04 dubfanatic
Reminds me of JournoList.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 13, 2014, 13:54 dubfanatic
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 12:25:
I thought Radioshack already died and then reformed as The Source or is it just a coincidence that my local RS turned in to TS almost over night?

That was a separate Canadian company that used to use the RadioShack name until the agreement was invalidated. It was actually part of Circuit City until they closed down, and it was spun off.
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.1.0 Now Live
13. Re: Diablo III 2.1.0 Now Live Aug 26, 2014, 22:56 dubfanatic
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 22:45:
Yep was gonna sit down and enjoy myself, and the script kiddies decided to pee in the pool. Perhaps they should try drowning themselves instead.

It's OK, they are practically begging the Feds to come knock down the door to their absentee parents' McMansions. Just wait a few months for the prosecutions to begin.
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
51. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 23, 2014, 04:09 dubfanatic
phil fish is andy kaufman  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Aug 21, 2014, 20:45 dubfanatic
jdreyer wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 19:37:
Interesting timing with this Depression Quest story...

What Depression Quest taught me about sleeping with journalists...
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV Expansions Announced
3. Re: Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV Expansions Announced Aug 15, 2014, 21:26 dubfanatic
Numinar wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 17:19:
Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 14:47:
Jesus, they just don't stop floggin' the DLC on these do they?

Well, it's all optional and good (And during a sale, cheap!). If you are into CK2, you will want it, if not, you wont. I certainly haven't bought all of it, and it's not like the original game was thin on content or anything.

It seems better than putting their energies into a sequel when the current platform allows them to mess with and add so many mechanics, or in most cases, entirely alien political, cultural and military systems considering the vanilla release was christian feudal Europe only as playable.

I also believe a good DLC strategy=more dev time perfecting an already awesome game as opposed to no support after release+6 months. Some companies like Blizzard have the warchest to do this anyway but for everyone else you need to keep milking that cow to pay your expensive programmers.

So I don't see a downside. If it didn't make money, they wouldn't make it, and they don't offer it for pre-order it or anything so there is no reason for anyone to get duped with poor product.

Plus the DLC has always come out simultaneously with large, free patches that add new stuff to the game. The DLC tends to augment the new patch content.
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 27, 2014, 15:44 dubfanatic
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 13:38:
And I said it before, but KS should really start getting involved in enforcing KS rules properly....

There was no rule broken. Idiots and their money are quickly parted, and Kickstarter will happily facilitate that (and take their fees for doing so)
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jun 21, 2014, 22:45 dubfanatic
mag wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 22:05:
The change to the EULA LOOSENED the terms. LOOSENED them. LOOSENED. It is LESS STRICT now. It was MORE STRICT before. He had something in the EULA to prevent server-operators from enacting pay-to-play. He LOOSENED that, so server operators can recoup costs.

Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True?

tl;dr don't bother arguing with people who hold incorrect beliefs, it just makes it worse
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News Comments > Linux Sid Meierís Civilization V
7. Re: Linux Sid Meierís Civilization V Jun 11, 2014, 02:17 dubfanatic
Redmask wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 23:16:
More official ports, a larger number of released games overall and the backing of a major player in the industry is definitely a positive change for Linux gaming. I'm not sure why you keep trying to denigrate such a positive thing for consumers in the form of added choice but you don't need to feel so threatened, you can keep on using Windows like you always have.

Welcome to Blue's News comments. Complaining is our specialty.
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News Comments > Mythic Entertainment Closed
17. Re: Mythic Entertainment Closed May 29, 2014, 23:44 dubfanatic
Nighthawk wrote on May 29, 2014, 18:46:
Doesn't seem like much of a loss...

Rolemaster: Magestorm had some great innovations for a multiplayer FPS in 1996: three-team, 50-player multiplayer, real vertical mouselook with Z-axis-centric maps, class based XP/level system. Aliens Online was ridiculously fun and intense despite the engine being somewhat dated by 1999. Mythic had some great talent back in the pre-DAoC days. The only reason those games never took off was they were behind the walled gardens of AOL/Engage/Gamestorm which were fumbling their way around the early days of multiplayer gaming when nobody had really figured out a viable business model.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2014, 00:12 dubfanatic
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2014, 13:21:
And why would Nintendo have to do that? This whole pandering to every crowd and making sure everyone is included and their feelings aren't hurt is really fucking tiresome.

As far as I know, Japan doesn't have the social justice warrior phenomenon like the USA does. I feel sorry for NoA staff having to deal with the Reddit outrage squad.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - 1849
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - 1849 May 8, 2014, 23:57 dubfanatic
god damn it they stole my idea
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2014, 22:41 dubfanatic
HorrorScope wrote on May 2, 2014, 17:34:
How they sold it as a talking point was with the public knowing, there would be things like ongoing jokes about "How does your piss water taste today", so with that, that is why they'd throw logic and money out the door.

Instead of saying, it is open air, contaminates get into it constantly, we refine whatever is in there before it ever comes out of your tap. That to me would be Hello? and end of story.

Sort of what I still feel the gov't should still do... just say anything you put in public on your computer is looked at as public record. Then we all know the score etc and can move on. Now it's going to be lie to us and still do the same thing.

We're talking about a city that won't fluoridate their water. Portland is full of crazy woo.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 10, 2014, 01:00 dubfanatic
Umbragen wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 14:24:

Unfortunately the 3rd World didn't get to vote or Monsanto would have won hands down.

Yeah they are so evil, going around improving crop yields. Monsters!
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