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Homepage https://steamcommunity.com/id/meanjim
Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 11, 2019, 21:56 MeanJim
 
I thought Trump was going to make Mexico pay for the wall?  
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
3. Re: Saturday Patches Jan 5, 2019, 17:03 MeanJim
 
Now they need a mod to wipe that goofy look off of his face.  
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News Comments > Video Game Accessibility Waiver Expires
32. Re: Video Game Accessibility Waiver Expires Jan 5, 2019, 02:14 MeanJim
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 4, 2019, 09:28:
You do realize that handicap spaces even get government money from people who have to pay, right? Either from buying placards or fees from parking illegally.

Disable people don't pay for handicap parking placards. Fines from people illegally parking there go to local governments, as with other parking infractions, so don't fucking park illegally.
 
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News Comments > New Year's Eve Mobilization
24. Re: New Year's Eve Mobilization Jan 3, 2019, 21:32 MeanJim
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 20:55:
You certainly implied that anyone should be able to have any gun they want with your Afghanistan and "scoped rifle" comments.

No, those are examples of the complete opposite.

jdreyer wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 20:55:
That said, I think we can all agree that the US would be a safer place if only the members of a well-regulated militia were allowed to keep firearms.

Do you want safety or freedom?
 
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News Comments > New Year's Eve Mobilization
22. Re: New Year's Eve Mobilization Jan 2, 2019, 19:05 MeanJim
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 08:15:
You don't seem to know what today's National Guard is (hint: it's run by the DoD, not the states), just like how the founding fathers didn't foresee people being able to buy a gun allowing them to kill 58 fellow citizens, and injure 851 other citizens, in mere seconds from a Vegas hotel room.

The National Guard is run by their respective states and the Governor serves as the Commander in Chief, except when called into service by the President.

10 U.S.C. § 12401
  • Members of the Army National Guard of the United States and the Air National Guard of the United States are not in active Federal service except when ordered thereto under law.


  • 10 U.S.C. § 12402
  • (a) The President may, with their consent, order commissioned officers of the Army National Guard of the United States and the Air National Guard of the United States to active duty in the National Guard Bureau.

  • (b)(1) The number of officers of the Army National Guard of the United States in grades below brigadier general who are ordered to active duty in the National Guard Bureau may not be more than 40 percent of the number of officers of the Army authorized for duty in that Bureau and, to the extent practicable, shall not exceed 40 percent of the number of officers of the Army serving in that Bureau in any grade below brigadier general.

  • (2) The number of officers of the Air National Guard of the United States in grades below brigadier general who are ordered to active duty in the National Guard Bureau may not be more than 40 percent of the number of officers of the Air Force authorized for duty in that Bureau and, to the extent practicable, shall not exceed 40 percent of the number of officers of the Air Force serving in that Bureau in any grade below brigadier general.


  • 10 U.S.C. § 12406
  • the President may call into Federal service members and units of the National Guard of any State... Orders for these purposes shall be issued through the governors of the States or, in the case of the District of Columbia, through the commanding general of the National Guard of the District of Columbia.


  • So we shouldn't have any rights that the founding fathers didn't foresee? They also didn't foresee people being able to use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc., to express their freedom of speech, so I guess the first amendment shouldn't apply online?

    jdreyer wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 15:13:
    The national guard is not the state militia envisioned by the founders. They're part of the national military system, part of the standing army. That's why they get deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

    And yet they are not part of the standing army. They are a part time militia, controlled by the states until called upon by the federal govt. There is a limit to the numbers and length of time the National Guard can be deployed (see above).

    jdreyer wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 15:13:
    The founders intended that the USA should not have a standing army, thus militias were intended to provide the common defense. This was especially pushed by southern states who faced internal threats from slave revolts. That's the crux of the second amendment, not that anyone should have access to any gun they want.

    I never argued that the 2nd amendment's purpose was that anyone should have access to any gun they want. The initial draft of the 2nd amendment read as:
    The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well armed and well regulated militia being the best security of a free country: but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person.
    They intended for the people to be the militia, to defend the country not only against against foreign threat, but also to protect the people from government corruption, which is why they wanted the individual's right to bear arms guaranteed in the constitution.
     
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    News Comments > New Year's Eve Mobilization
    16. Re: New Year's Eve Mobilization Jan 2, 2019, 05:17 MeanJim
     
    Avus wrote on Jan 1, 2019, 21:46:
    Yes and so what? that is how many years/decades/century ago?? And you think all amendments can/should hold true until the end of time?? They are call "amendments" because they were created to AMEND things. They are NOT COMMANDMENTS. All civilizations should evolve including the great US of A.

    Seriously? Do you know anything about the "great US of A?" The first 10 amendments of the constitution, also know as The Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights are amendments added to the Constitution granting specific personal freedoms and rights, limitations on the government, and stated that all powers not specifically delegated to the federal government by the Constitution are reserved for the states or the people. The Bill of Rights was created one year after the ratification of the constitution, and ratified two years later.
     
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    News Comments > New Year's Tech Bits
    2. Re: New Year's Tech Bits Jan 1, 2019, 19:59 MeanJim
     
    The TRS-80 was my first PC.  
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    News Comments > New Year's Eve Mobilization
    14. Re: New Year's Eve Mobilization Jan 1, 2019, 19:35 MeanJim
     
    jdreyer wrote on Jan 1, 2019, 11:04:
    Well, just in case someone still harbored any delusions that the 2nd amendment has any chance against the might and technology of the US military, they could google some of these weapons systems and see how completely futile any resistance would be. ISIS had access to a lot more weaponry than Americans do, and they were completely obliterated. If someone turned the military against the citizens, there would be little you could do.

    Only an idiot would think that having the 2nd amendment means fighting your own government's military. The 2nd amendment is why each state has its own voluntary militia (national guard). Armed citizens wouldn't need to take own the whole military to revolt against the government. You just need take out the right people (corrupt politicians), which can be done with a scoped hunting rifle.

    Afghanistan has done quite well defending itself from large invading armies with inferior weaponry. You stand a much better chance with a rifle than throwing rocks.

    Avus wrote on Jan 1, 2019, 13:06:
    Only those gun loving hobo who know NOTHING of their own government will say stupid shit like this... The US of A have a very good government system aka 3 branches of US Government - Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. And this government system made the 2nd amendment outdated for century.

    The founders of this government system are the ones that thought it necessary to have a 2nd amendment.
     
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    News Comments > Get SOMA Free on GOG.com
    7. Re: Get SOMA Free on GOG.com Dec 28, 2018, 13:05 MeanJim
     
    Prez wrote on Dec 28, 2018, 12:32:
    Horror being subjective, I can't guarantee that you'll like SOMA as much as I did, but I freaking loved it.

    Same here. I've played all of Frictional's games and this is the best yet. It took me two tries to finish Amnesia. It had its moments, but it just burned me out. I usually don't say this, but I think it was a bit too long. By the time I got to the end, I had forgotten most of the story. I managed to play straight through one Halloween weekend. I could only handle Amnesia in short bursts, but SOMA was the opposite. I just couldn't stop playing because I had to know more.
     
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    News Comments > Denuvo Hates Your PC (Now Proven by Science)
    8. Re: Denuvo Hates Your PC (Now Proven by Science) Dec 27, 2018, 13:17 MeanJim
     
    I hate to say I told you so... wait, no I don't.

    VaranDragon wrote on Dec 27, 2018, 11:09:
    Red886 wrote on Dec 27, 2018, 10:58:
    how is this news? (news being new that is)

    AFAIK this is the first time someone's tested it. I'd consider that pretty newsworthy.

    This is at least the third time I've read about it. The first test, Denuvo supporters ignored it because the tests used earlier builds of the games with the DRM vs. the latest version without and claimed that performance increase was due to improvements from optimization in the newer version. That's a valid claim, yet they completely ignored that the cracked versions also performed better.

    Later another set of tests were performed where they were able to run the tests on the the game right before the DRM was removed and compare it immediately after it was remove, and it backed up the previous tests. Now we have a third set of tests with the same results.
     
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    News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits
    7. Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits Dec 24, 2018, 20:55 MeanJim
     
    RedEye9 wrote on Dec 24, 2018, 12:22:
    Notify me when they have a 3D-Printed disc rotor.

    If you can 3D print a rocket engine, I don't see why you couldn't print a brake rotor. I don't know why you'd want to though, most performance cars use ceramic brake rotors and pads, which are lighter and have better heat dissipation. Even with metal rotors, it would probably be easier and cheaper to cast or mill them since it's pretty much a flat piece of metal.
     
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    News Comments > etc., etc.
    2. Re: etc., etc. Dec 21, 2018, 23:37 MeanJim
     
    It wouldn't surprise me if Valve disabled posting on game forums if you don't own the game.  
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    News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
    11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 19, 2018, 19:23 MeanJim
     
    Porn-O-Matic wrote on Dec 19, 2018, 13:32:
    I've had 16GB in my gaming rig for years, never even come close to using all of it.

    I have, but not from one single program/game. If I have a lot of stuff going on and I'm gaming, I have used up the 16GB and some swap (on an SSD of course).
     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    3. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 19, 2018, 19:18 MeanJim
     
    Why are they still calling them "films?" I wonder if any Netflix originals are actually shot on film.  
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    News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
    10. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 17, 2018, 22:27 MeanJim
     
    Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 17, 2018, 19:28:
    Ha, I saw that glitter bomb package video earlier. Although if it was me I would be much less nice to all those thieves. I think a cat piss explosion followed by squirts of pepper spray would be more appropriate.

    My sister has a friend of hers that had some packages stolen, so she started emptying the cat litter into Amazon boxes and leaving them on her porch. Eventually the "packages" stopped being stolen.
     
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    News Comments > etc.
    10. Re: etc. Dec 17, 2018, 14:18 MeanJim
     
    Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 17, 2018, 11:41:
    jacobvandy wrote on Dec 16, 2018, 18:29:

    How so?
    They're simply updating gamebryo again. It's kinda like taking a 1983 Ford Mustang, and pulling out old parts, slapping in injectors, electronic ignition, power windows. Sure it sounds great, it might even look great under the hood. But it's still a 1983 Ford Mustang and looks like shit, and it's still got a 4-banger under the hood.

    It's not the game engine that makes the game suck, Bethesda is responsible for that. Someone posted this video, here or somewhere else in one of these discussions, that points out how many games were made with Gambryo and the other systems tacked on that don't have the bugs Bethesda games have.
     
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    News Comments > etc.
    1. Re: etc. Dec 16, 2018, 14:54 MeanJim
     
    Is anyone surprised?  
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    News Comments > etc.
    2. How Gamers’ Choice Awards Failed... Dec 15, 2018, 21:22 MeanJim
     
    I actually watched that yesterday. I had forgotten about it, but I was looking for something to watch yesterday and saw it on my DVR. It was a total shit show. It's one of those shows that is so bad but you have to keep watching just to see how bad it gets. The presenters and actors there didn't seem to want to be there. Their performances were fake and cringy. I think less than half of the awards were for games, and the ones they showed that were for games, they did in a quick slide show. The rest were people related shit like most popular streamer, gaming actor, etc.  
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    14. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 13, 2018, 14:55 MeanJim
     
    edaciousx wrote on Dec 13, 2018, 14:07:
    You guys keep saying that the algo's are picking up the stuff w/ the most traffic. Well, thats' true but when fox news is ranking 5 pages behind nobody web sites, it doesn't make sense. I couldn't find fox news for "election results 2018" until the 3rd page or so. I found tons of articles from years ago at the bottom of page 1 and all through page 2. It just makes no sense at all from an seo and indexing perspective.

    Everyone gets different search results from Google. With the amount of data Google collects about you, if the algorithm thinks you're liberal, it's probably going to rank Fox News pretty low in the search results for you.
     
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