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News Comments > Thanksgiving Metaverse
2. Re: Thanksgiving Metaverse Nov 24, 2016, 14:37 HorrorScope
 
Is there an example of what an original post looks like and one he modified? I'd be interested looking it over.  
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
36. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 14:04 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 13:26:
My feeling is that Steam in the past was able to negotiate a 2 tier pricing structure: a regular sale price, and then a super sale price for flash sales. Now it's just one price, and less off than in the past.

I get the gripe, but we know why it is and having that option is good all year long. We all have plenty of games. We are paying way less on avg for our games then we did in the past. There is still plenty of solid deals. Question, when do you think we'll not mention "Man I really liked the ole Steam Flash Sales?"

As for the new UI, some pluses and minuses but the main recommendation square I get right in my face, hate it. I want new games there like it was. They don't rotate what they think I may like day to day, so I have to "Unintrested" forever as it goes through a list of games it thinks I want and usually not new stuff. Shit they'll pull stuff 10 years old in it regularly. Boo.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
35. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 14:00 HorrorScope
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 11:57:
I think I'll give Cities Skylines a try, for 8 bucks even if it isn't great I won't mind too much.

Even if it isn't great? Perhaps you may not like it, but it's been a home run for the genre in general.
 
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34. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 13:56 HorrorScope
 
yuastnav wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 03:29:
Creston wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 01:07:
Doom's 20 bucks. That seems a pretty good price.

In my opinion DOOM is not worth it.
Shadow Warrior 2 is just better in every respect, so I'd totally recommend that!

Doom though is better rated, cheaper and a much deeper discount.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
101. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 23, 2016, 18:32 HorrorScope
 
Verno wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 15:28:

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?

I hate the whitewashing of shitty Liberal trade policies that flies under the guise of "oh its just the march of progress!". The idea that we can just put 1/3 of our workers back into factories is absurd but we also can't proceed with more international trade policy when we can't even agree on the ramifications. I'd also like to see serious concessions for the fucking insane trade deficits we've had to stomach for the past 20 years and let's see some of that used for retraining an increasingly depressed working class. Is Trump the man to get that done? Who the fuck knows at this point. I sure as hell hope he tries.

How do you fix a trade deficit when we demand more product than we produce? That we'll buy the cheapest thing more times than not vs made in USA. IMO the best we can do at this point is to make sure we can move our products out of the US into more countries at a lower or no duty tax rate. If we could do that, a lot more companies will have access to foreign markets to sell goods, which means jobs and growth. Today it is just too cost prohibitive for too many sectors.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
100. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 23, 2016, 18:23 HorrorScope
 
I just wanted to say I agree with a lot of what Bob says. CA is also bad ass, they take a lot of heat, but they are a state that is trying to balance rights and regulations that keep everyone more honest. Is it perfect? Yeah, no. But it is better than having nothing so barons can run over us all, make their money and move on, history proves it.

I recall a couple years back in the South at a company event, we were all having a great conversation about something mildly political, I shared that I was of liberal slant at one point and it seemed like I sucked all the oxygen from them. They went into immediate shut down and shut out mode, I cared little, we were all relatively on the same page until they heard I was more liberal slanted. I'd be back home in CA, doing my thing for the company no problemo, showed me how shallow they were. I knew they were conservative slanted, but most of this is above any of our controls, so I can easily be cool with them, it doesn't matter none of us are changing a damn thing.

It all comes back down to liberal acceptance vs conservative assimilation. I had no problem accepting, they can't deal with me unless I assimilate.

To note spent first 32 years of life in OH, good state overall, but not CA in terms of leading.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
99. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 23, 2016, 18:11 HorrorScope
 
Verno wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 09:07:
Sanders gave in at the appropriate time and spent the rest of the year stumping hard for her despite her not even putting him on the ticket. Clinton had billions of dollars behind her, every celebrity under the sun and practically every media outlet save Foxnews in her corner. Clinton's loss is entirely on her inability to connect with voters and total failure to provide a meaningful message (I'm With Her? Ok???) or provide any assurance that the working class could expect results with her. People keep championing the "popular vote" which makes me laugh, she should have done considerably better with all of that behind her.

We'll never know if Sanders could've beaten Trump or not but he is not to blame for Clinton. For the record I think Sanders could've knee capped Trump and given a viable alternative to working class voters disaffected with Clinton. Speaking for myself I would've voted for him.

Agreed, Sanders in the end played good politician, went along, even when he knew he got shafted.

The part about Clinton connecting with voters, it needs to be a little more clear than that, voters in key area's. She won the popular so it wasn't like she didn't have anything happening.

She was the vote for the entire status quo, really on both sides. Even though I didn't like her, I was ready for more of the same then this unknown happening. Even reading all these appointees and his latest words, it is pretty damn confusing what is to come of it. There have been at least 3 things to happen in the last two days that do not help at all the middle class.

Sanders would have won, he had the exact things Clinton needed, some type of message you can trust for the working class and the young vote. It would have easily been enough, most people I knew were begging for anyone but these two at the end. Biden would have won big to, simply by not being Hillary or Trump.

Hard lesson learned... do not simply give someone the nomination because they've waited their turn. You got to work for it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 23, 2016, 15:24 HorrorScope
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 12:48:
They just werent as vocal, because of the cancer that is PC.

Ya know PC is just another word that replaced others:

Class
Manners
Decorum

Otherwise if you don't want to follow things like that, you will soon be labeled:

Rude
Obnoxious
Asshole

We all have the choice on how we want to manager our reputations.

Your life didn't go sideways because of people wanting to keep the bar at a certain point. It's because of decisions and actions you (us all) make.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Battery tech Nov 23, 2016, 10:56 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 09:04:
If that's truly viable, it could change the electric car industry. Long charge times are the number one complaint for people who don't want to get an electric car.

Do a google search from 2010 to 2013, you will get articles about breakthroughs like this, I'd say this field routinely claims this. 10x faster, 120 faster, 1000x faster, (all from articles) it's like why not "6 minute abs? Instead of 7?". Show me already.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 23, 2016, 01:29 HorrorScope
 
He's going out of his way saying he is about helping the middle class.

How does allowing those in control of the net not having boundaries help avg joes??

I see they are already fighting against giving some time and 1/2 on certain type of jobs. That isn't helping middle class. That is something they were getting and they are taking it away.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 23, 2016, 01:22 HorrorScope
 
I've been reading battery claims like this for 10 years now. Where's the products?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
88. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 22, 2016, 23:27 HorrorScope
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 22:57:
Sanders hammered on Hillary non-stop until the end. Constantly accusing her of elitism and being a sell out to the corporations and banks - pretty much calling her crooked with a softened choice of words. He only turned 180 (in support of her) when he needed to be anti-Trump. Sander's anti-Hillary drum beating still resonates today. He basically handed over political ammunition to the Republican side and helped Trump win. He's as much to blame for Trump's massive support by the working class as is Hillary's complete alienation of them. But for some odd reason he's given a pass.

Well you can blame him he cost her, but I say if he ran instead of her he would be prez today. She was anointed the spot, he was earning his votes. But when you are in the primaries that is what you do, beat up on your own to prop yourself up and he wasn't that bad on her, he let the email thing go for example.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
86. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 22, 2016, 19:52 HorrorScope
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 19:20:
I'm dubious that Sanders would have had much of a shot.

He most likely would have won if it wasn't for the funny business inside his own party during the primaries, that indeed did happen against him. They also looked at battle ground states and broke it down by county, the one's Obama won that Hillary lost... over 90% of those we counties that Bernie beat Hillary in. Those are counties really close and they just needed a little hope and effort and Bernie had all that. He was robbed, but he is also part of a party that jobbed him, too bad. Millennials also turned away when Bernie lost, that was another Obama strong point, many just didn't even vote. IMO that was still the smart conscious choice, not vote for Prez, or write in, just bad choices.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
84. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 22, 2016, 18:53 HorrorScope
 
Verno wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 13:18:
Bernie Sanders had some great ideas on education and retraining for exactly this purpose. Sure some were flights of fancy that could never have been funded but compelling stuff nonetheless. Shame the Dems didn't run him.

Yep. And when I see articles on "Demo's figuring out what went wrong?", the deal was they fixed it to give the entitled Hillary her deserved throne. They wuz dead wrong doing that, she didn't try hard enough either on the campaign, just assuming she was given the kingdom. Bernie had a lot of energy and juice like Trump had. Amazingly both are trying to help the middle class but how they get there couldn't be more different, especially in delivery. Either way to me seems costly to the debt, which I don't give two shits about, it's a fantasy # held above our heads (19 trillion, might as well be 19 gazillion), but many people do take it hook, line and stinker. Bernie would have won, they've already broke it down, he was the energy like Obama was that would have brought more out and kept enough at bay. Oh well. They messed up, almost anyone but Hillary could have won it for the Dems.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
71. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 22, 2016, 12:16 HorrorScope
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 11:58:
Verno wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 10:59:
rethinking international economic policy approaches and moving away from elitism toward populism so that they can get back in power.

See, this is where a fantasy is being sold. US manufacturing output is at record levels, but changes in technology mean that we no longer need record levels of manufacturing workers. Likewise, the coal industry is being decimated simply because there are cheaper alternatives in larger supply. The notion that we're losing out to the Chinese is simply not true: low-skill American workers are instead losing out to advancing technology.

Any politician who appeals to nostalgia for the 1960s industrial economy is lying or is in denial. Going forward we need to be thinking about how to deal with the fact that our economy will continue to produce large quantities of wealth but will not produce large quantities of low-skill middle class jobs. Putting "America First" won't bring back the good jobs that technology has erased from existence, and the problem that the new right-wing Populism will face is that won't be able to deliver on its promises because in its simplistic appeals, it has misdiagnosed the cause of the problem. Aging low-skill blue-color workers really are in a shitty position, and frankly I don't know what the answer is for them, but I can say that trying to turn back the clock is doomed to fail. It's unfortunate, for them, that their new leader can only look backwards and doesn't have any answers for the future.

Yep, right on. My father-in-law is so old school, he watches fox, black & white movies/tv only and golf. He still thinks there is this industrial revolution that should be happening here. I do agree there could be perhaps a bit more balance overall, but it is far from as easy as he thinks and doesn't see how he's simply trying to turn the clocks back, that his thinking is a relic and to be honest this does happen to a lot of people, he's stuck in "back in the day it was better" and he's trying to get back there. He ignores the good that has come of many of things... you know back in the day after a back breaking day at work we went to bars and got drunk, fondled women and drove home, you know good wholesome things. We made sure women were in the proper place... yeah he's the guy that has said that over and over... "you better get control of your woman". He has zero control of his wife I can assure you, the fairy tale in his mind continues on.

He says he's doing this for the kids, but the kids want nothing to do with the world he wants to build them. He totally is missing it, he's loaded and should be much happier than he is. To me a goal in life is to become more at peace as you age, why not? Why live to find more misery to concern yourself over with? He lives in a world where collapse is right around the corner. I try the best I can (it's family yo) to tell him his vision has a greater chance of collapse. He also believes any labor work beats any brain work, people are meant to work... WORK! He's work hard, not smart.

Oh he also thinks laborers deserve more money, something I agree with him on, he doesn't believe in a minimum wage let alone an increase, and believes if we reduce corporate taxes these laborers will get more money. I believe and I've followed up with a handful of biz owners of this possibility... that money will go towards profits and investment back into the business, perhaps some wage increases, and if you are publicly held all of it will go to wall street, those I spoke to were very clear that is what would happen. Well unless Trump changes everything we know...

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
68. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2016, 11:26 HorrorScope
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 11:09:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 10:41:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 04:37:
BobBob wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 18:18:
I can feel the normalization coming. Or I'm tired of feeling shocked, scared, and hopeless. I guess I'll just hope the California political forcefield can protect us for 4 years ... or more.

California is on the path to secession, so you'll have it made in the shade.

At this time it might as be the National Inquirer story, living there, there is next to no talk about this. There is a very small group that also has been wanting to split the state into 3 or 4 states. It makes good news at 11pm I suppose but it has no legs and imo that group is way out in front of the succession one. That said a east/west coast split as a test would be interesting.

This just in ...

California secession initiative filed with Attorney General

Stunned

Right there are groups that do some leg work like this, as I mentioned the split the state into smaller states group has been out there for a good while now, but there is none and I mean zero support at this time that would move the needle. Now if the country really took a massive turn that looks downright disastrous, perhaps this could be something, but really right now its a blah blah news article. There are always those extreme people that can't reason anything but all in or all out.

As a person that slants more liberal, for me to vote and say I don't want to be part of the USA anymore is about as close to zero as one can get. Some atrocity would have to happen.
 
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64. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2016, 10:41 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 04:37:
BobBob wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 18:18:
I can feel the normalization coming. Or I'm tired of feeling shocked, scared, and hopeless. I guess I'll just hope the California political forcefield can protect us for 4 years ... or more.

California is on the path to secession, so you'll have it made in the shade.

At this time it might as be the National Inquirer story, living there, there is next to no talk about this. There is a very small group that also has been wanting to split the state into 3 or 4 states. It makes good news at 11pm I suppose but it has no legs and imo that group is way out in front of the succession one. That said a east/west coast split as a test would be interesting.
 
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58. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2016, 02:22 HorrorScope
 
Things to consider:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-38060980
 
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57. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2016, 23:24 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 21:14:
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 19:46:
Some of you are massively overreaching here. This isn't about college vs. blue collar because even the white collar is finally getting F'd in the A and they've had it too. The GOP has to make good on a lot of this stuff because it's their last kick at the can. This wasn't a pro-Trump vote, it was anti-establishment. Kill the TPP and NAFTA, bring back fair trade and end free trade. Even the dumbest republican understands that, more than anything else, is key to their survival. If it doesn't happen the GOP will be fucking crucified. If the Dems were so smart they should have went with Bernie.

As Upton Sinclair said, it's difficult to get congress to understand something when their salary depends on them not understanding it. Free trade is good for corporations at the expense of workers, and corporate money gets congress elected. It remains to be seen if they'll defy the corporations to oppose NAFTA and the TTP.

The problem is if you don't go global with reducing tariffs and there is plenty of business growth in the US with lower export tariffs, which means jobs. If you don't go global, you won't have the growth needed this is a near certainty and the whole market collapses and if anyone with an ounce, they have based their future on the markets success, at the very least their retirement. Being closed sounds sexy on a very quick and shallow glance, I just don't think it works without a major major painful transformation. Really that is a move towards Socialism/Communism, well beyond what liberals have been accused of forever it seems.

As Bob mentioned how polarized we are. If we took and split the country based on the division we have, in time it becomes something like N Korea and S Korea. Each side have traits that match up, the one that would be N Korea doesn't even understand who they are and how that would happen on their current path. Oh well.
 
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35. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2016, 16:38 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 16:34:
{PH}88fingers wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 14:31:
Tom Bonier, CEO of the polling firm Targetsmart, pointed out https://twitter.com/tbonier/status/800683256601575424 on Monday that “almost 20,000,000 Trump voters would lose time and a half overtime” under a Republican plan to reverse regulations put in place by President Barack Obama.


"Yeah, but he talked straight and promised to make America great again!"

I saw this comment over on the AARP website:

I voted to make my country great again. I didn’t know they were going to privatize my Medicare to make it great again. That’s not great for me.

Next will they privatize my Social Security too?

Wish I could change my vote.

So sad that people vote with their hearts and not with their heads.


I visited Mexico 2 weeks before the vote, that brought i home America is already and still great. It was a solid slogan to make a lot of people believe they have it relatively bad. They have it relatively the best ever. Oh well.
 
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