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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 22:19 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 22:10:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 21:55:
snp
For love of all that is good, put the shovel down and walk away because on this topic you don't have a clue.

You're now officially on my ignore list. Congrats on being the first.
 
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23. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 22:18 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 21:53:
Everything, even societies change over time.

Absolutely. You have no idea how true that is in light of the times we live in.

Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 21:53:
Hell, even astronomical entities like stars and planets change over time. I understand your reluctance to resist it, but you should rethink your approach and realize, this is something that is just going to change. It isn't chaos, it is just change. You are correct in pointing out society works because we agree to follow certain rules, like traffic lights. But rules like everything else, change...

Gender isn't the same as stars and planets. In programming, you have variables and constants. Stars and planets are variables. Gender and Einstein's special relativity formula are constants. The two are not mutually inclusive. This is basic science. You should know this.

In respect to your point about traffic lights I wasn't implying "rules," because, as you state, people break the rules. I was referring to "laws" which cannot be broken. Laws are created typically as the result of a necessary need. Traffic laws exist because left alone people would not govern themselves properly in certain situations (e.g. the aforementioned red light scenario from an earlier post). Governments in society serve the "law of governance," because without the rule of law a society of imperfect people will always descend into chaos (people will revert to their base desires). Being apolitical, even I recognize the place government plays in creating a measure of order and providing basic structure. There are certain norms and legal frameworks in a society that must be recognized. Unless humans turn into genderless energy lifeforms, gender will always remain constant.


 
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21. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 21:55 Kxmode
 
Squirmer wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 20:46:
It's actually really liberating if you stop trying to jam all human beings into rigid categories. Everyone is just trying to live their lives as well as they can. Treat them as individuals, allow them to identify how want to, and let go of the desire to stick one of two labels on them.

Reading an excellent book or going on vacation to an exotic location is liberating. Deciding on a whim to reclassify gender is not. All it does is creates confusion for others. People are free to do it all day long in the comfort of their home and among friends. When it is forced upon me to play along with it, that's when it becomes an issue.

I can share my beliefs with others, but I would never force anyone to believe them. Conversely, gender fluidity is slowly becoming a forced tolerance when it should not be.
 
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17. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 21:44 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 20:13:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:43:
Sex is a very clear choice that causes no confusion. Physically, a person is either male or female.
Okay, first of all I am confused by your wording, first you say there is a choice then you seem to indicate there isn't but I'll overlook that...

I suggest you do some reading on Intersex, XX males, XY females, and other various biologic anomalies that blur that bright line you seem to think exists. As I said before, yes -- a majority of the time the line is bright, but it is not always so clear.

Absolutely. That's why in an early comment I wrote "the vast majority of humans." Originally, I wrote EVERYONE, but then I recognized that is simply not true per your point. However, society functions on certain paradigms and one of those is defined genders. Now, I'm not saying people are not free to think however they wish regarding gender. I'm saying those thoughts should not dictate or even eliminate established frameworks of society. This breeds chaos. For example, think what would happen if you had "traffic fluidity," and people were free to decide to stop at a red light or not. Unfortunately, we have that now, and people get tickets. I know you're going to say "that's not the same." It is the point. People hate traffic lights, but they obey them because taken as a whole it creates a framework of order. Messing around with something as fundamental as "gender" is all kinds of dangerous.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
85. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 20:05 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:59:
Hey, Kxmode -- clean up your quotes... you have me quoted for what Redeye9 said...

Whoops! Sorry. All fixed. Wacko
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
84. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 20:03 Kxmode
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:53:
I'm shocked how civil and reasonable the political discussion is... We usually see comments written with flame throwers in here and now we are discussing politics and no one is calling anyone a Nazi?!

Agreed. However, these threads are not the place to have such discussions. Others have made it explicitly clear that I shouldn't discuss religious stuff in non-off-topic threads. I am only returning the favor and reminding them for their political discussions. Fair is fair.

 
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11. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 19:53 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:40:
You should consider reading up a bit before chiming in, as you don't appear to know what gender is.

I'm not in the dark. I know what "gender fluidity" and "gender neutral pronouns" are. I chose not to waste my time on it. There are only two genders: male and female and the vast majority of humans are one or the order.

Why is this even "a thing?"
 
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10. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 19:43 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:12:
Surprisingly the biology around gender is not quite that "black and white". Although I'll grant you, it is a majority of the time.

Sex is a very clear choice that causes no confusion. Physically, a person is either male or female. What they think they are is all in mind. That's another field called psychology. Gender "fluidity" has no bearing on the natural science of biology, and to embrace it is a Pandora's box. I feel like society is reverting to the days when they used to burn women for perceived witchcraft. We look back at it and think, "what ignorance!" And yet it's happening now with gender.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
81. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 19:32 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:05:
Well since you asked.
POLITICS IS THE NEW RELIGION
PITNR

Which is fine to use if it happens to be a well-known anagram. Yours is not.

RedEye9 wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:05:
Here is fine, the person whining about it is the same one that said he would stop posting in CIG/SC threads but he just can't quit them.

"Out of the Blue" and "Into the Black" is specifically for off-topic posts. BTW your link is broken. I had second thoughts about mentioning it. You might consider that "whining" too.

Edit: Quote fix

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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
79. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 19:00 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 18:56:
PITNR

Would you like a cookie for creating a nonsensical anagram from PRINT?
 
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78. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 18:57 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 18:44:
Is there a better place?

Yes. "Out of the Blue" and "Into the Black." That's where off-topic postings should go.
 
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6. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 18:54 Kxmode
 
"Gender-neutral pronoun." That would be entirely appropriate to apply to gender-neutral outer-space aliens lived on earth. However, the entire human race has gender; and has always had gender since the beginning. People cannot say I am "X" when they are biological "Y."  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
75. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 18:43 Kxmode
 
You do realize you're discussing politics in a thread about Star Citizen's year five anniversary; right?  
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17. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 00:22 Kxmode
 
Purely as an off-topic item and a significant news bulletin, I wanted to share that on March 15, 2017, Russia’s Ministry of Justice filed a claim with the Russian Supreme Court to label Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia an extremist organization.

If their Supreme Court upholds this claim, the Witnesses’ national headquarters near St. Petersburg will be shut down. Subsequently, some 400 registered Local Religious Organizations would be liquidated, outlawing the services of over 2,300 congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. The branch property, as well as places of worship used by Witnesses throughout the country, could be seized by the State. Additionally, only Jehovah’s Witnesses would become subject to criminal prosecution for merely carrying out their worship activities. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the claim on April 5th.

Labeling the Witnesses as an extremist organization is off the scale ironic considering the Russian authorities continue to terrorize this small group of Christians; who remain, for all intents and purposes, model citizens in Russia.
 
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13. Re: etc. Mar 24, 2017, 22:22 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 14:49:
yonder wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 13:54:
Please ignore ME1 and ME2 as examples of what happens when you put forth the effort as we were under different management then. Thank you.

EA owned them for ME2.

October 11, 2007 - BioWare became a unit of EA
Early 2008 - Development of Mass Effect 2 started

Matter of months (3,4?). Pretty sure BioWare hadn't been entrenched in the EA ethos long enough to have any negative impact on ME2. They were a virgin acquisition. You know games take years to develop, and many begin as ideas long before mergers and acquisitions happen. EA didn't cancel ME2 in the way Disney did for 1313 after acquiring the LucasX properties.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
30. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch Mar 24, 2017, 20:37 Kxmode
 
For once it's nice to be one watching the drama unfold between parties. Popcorn

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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
18. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 24, 2017, 20:29 Kxmode
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 20:13:
For those keeping count, latest 7 months funding:


August 2016: $4,200,000.00
September 2016: $2,100,000.00
October 2016: $5,000,000.00
November 2016: $7,750,000.00
December 2016: $3,000,000.00
January 2017: $1,750,000.00
February 2017: $1,900,000.00

Unfortunately, that's normal. There's usually a large haul in October and November and then it tapers off going into the new year. The real test will be the same months this year. That will tell more about people's patience than anything else. I know Chris knows this. The gravy train is eventually going to derail if this game isn't shipped soon.
 
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17. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 24, 2017, 20:27 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 19:51:
I can hear the chants now of

4 More Years
4 More Years
4 More Years


too soon?

too late
 
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16. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 24, 2017, 20:21 Kxmode
 
Lucidity wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 19:31:
Subscription for a game that is still in development... Smash

And... "Is Star Citizen "Free to play"? A subscription game? To play Star Citizen you need only to buy the initial game. There will never be a monthly charge for usage. Some in-game items may be available as microtransactions, but we will NEVER sell anything that can’t be acquired through honest (and fun!) gameplay." Funny how commitments go out the window when someone is looking to buy a $20K Cappuccino machine! Greedy
 
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14. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 24, 2017, 20:13 Kxmode
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 19:10:
Look on the bright side; no matter how the actual game turns out, this whole experience will end up as a PhD level topic for some psychologist's case study. "Why did so many people continue to give money for no discernable return, for so long?"

Pretty sure the level of effort, time, money and WORDS Derek Smart could legitimately claim that Ph.D.! Seriously, to his credit, he made a ton of noise; most of which is accurate. Yes, he did embellish, but for most of it was solid.
 
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