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Signed On Oct 22, 2003, 23:07
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
45. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 14:14 sliv
When you complain about an echo chamber on this issue, on this forum, it just looks like you're looking to pick a fight.

I don't have time to pick fights, too much work to do. So, yeah, you're right, shouldn't have said anything to begin with.

Been following Blues since 2003 and Voodoo Extreme/Gaming Groove for years before that so I'd say I have a soft-spot for the gaming community because I used to be in it. Unfortunately, when I see how a lot of forums here sounds like every other forum out there, it saddens me a bit and makes me less likely to look at discussions anymore.

I'm guessing when you hit your 40's you don't have time for this stuff except my kids are getting into it now so I still need to keep connected in some sort or fashion. Blues helps with that but I'll just need to ignore the forums. Lesson learned, moving on...
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
41. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 11:59 sliv
If you want to to have a real conversation bring some solid evidence to the table that people can present counter evidence too or pick apart the flaws in. Just making blanket statements and then shouting to the wind "prove me wrong" just invites equally empty retorts and does nothing to change anyone's mind.

I think it's perfectly fine to share opinions. Do you think the only reason to share your opinion is to change someone else's mind? Yes, futile but also a completely wasted opportunity to gain some perspective outside of what I know. I have my opinions that I've instilled by life experiences and from those I consider mentors. But to say you'll only have a real conversation with someone who only comes with facts, that's pretty close-minded as well.

This conversation won't show any facts, we're not robots so you can't possibly prove that video games cause violence.

I never said don't have the conversation, what I'm saying is don't state opinions as facts and belittle those that have differing opinions than yours. It creates an echo chamber which helps no one.
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
38. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 11:19 sliv
Numinar wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 10:02:
sliv wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 09:44:
ECHO CHAMBER! .... echo chamber ... echo chamber ...
ECHO CHAMBER! .... echo chamber ... echo chamber ...

Yep, it's still working

Maybe. Or maybe your ideas are wrong and/or you are in the very tiny, possibly idiotic minority. At least on this board.

No, I think most don't even bother having a conversation because it's futile. Especially when you immediately think someone who has a different opinion than yours as "wrong" and part of a "tiny, possibly idiotic minority".

I offer this as evidence as to why no one responds, it's a complete and total exercise in futility. But, please, continue going on and on how superior your opinion is stating them as facts to your assumed majority. Mature adults generally don't mind talking with those with different opinions. They call it "open-mindedness" but that doesn't matter these days.

You all are acting like this attack on the video game industry has never been brought up before. I don't think video games have anything to do with shootings at school or gun violence in general but to continue carrying on blaming everyone you personally despise just to add fuel to your special little fire; it's nauseating.
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
23. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 09:44 sliv
ECHO CHAMBER! .... echo chamber ... echo chamber ...
ECHO CHAMBER! .... echo chamber ... echo chamber ...

Yep, it's still working
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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
19. Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 22, 2018, 23:03 sliv
Everyone wants to blame something, something to demonize thinking if we just take this thing away everything will be better and we don't have to worry about it anymore.

10,497 - the amount of deaths caused by drunk drivers in 2016. A good friend of mine was killed along with his two boys and their friend by a head-on collision coming home from soccer practice by a drunk driver last year.

I don't hear anyone calling for alcohol to be illegal. Do those deaths not matter as much as a school shooting? Who will be the first to stop drinking alcohol? Where's the outrage?

We have a societal problem; bullying, lack of proper parenting, schools more worried about standardized testing scores than making sure their students matter and are cared for.

This can't be fixed or even controlled with our current system. We're a divided country, straight down the middle with everyone armed with bullhorns and earmuffs. We have a complete lack of respect, patience, willingness to listen or actually stop and think about their actions as opposed to doing whatever as long as it "feels right".

No accountability, no moral standards, and we're surprised when tragedy strikes. All it could have taken was one person to connect with this boy, let him know he does matter, things could be different. It can make a difference for a lot of students going through the same thing right now.

No, it's easier to just get angry at guns.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2017, 17:37 sliv
We have the Continuous Flow and Divergent Diamond within 5 miles of each other by my house. They work well until the holidays when we have out-of-towners who, understandably, get very confused. Especially the Divergent Diamond where we see cars going the wrong way heading towards oncoming traffic daily.

The simulation has a different traffic light pattern as there rarely is anyone crossing the bridge north/south at the light waiting on the bridge to exit the divergent part. It's usually open so anyone wanting to cross over the straight bridge (north/south) will automatically think "stay on the right side of the road" and start heading toward the group of cars heading their way (3:22).

It's a bit confusing at first but it makes traffic smoother. Unless you're one of the poor souls traveling east/west and want to stay on the access road through the light to get to the gas station on the corner. Lots of u-turns and driving through parking lots.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 3, 2015, 13:56 sliv
There will be alternatives. Just like hybrid and electric cars took away business from the gas & oil companies, there will be some who will move to using only cellular data for internet from smaller independent companies. Sure they may not have the massive 90%+ coverage of the US, but I never travel and could care less if Des Moines has great coverage while I'm here in Austin; that's not a selling point to me. I'm seeing more and more unlimited data plans being available, even one that will let you keep your phone from another provider.

Being that this is a gaming community website with a majority played online, having high bandwidth is worth your money, however I would guess that 85% of the US population would be just fine using cellular data at home.

I prefer not to have the government (an unregulated and corrupt monopoly in and of itself) manage business. I don't want a complete stranger who is more concerned about winning his next election speak for me. It's about how and where you spend your money. It's amazing how cheap cable is now that everyone is cutting the cord.

Or, better yet, go and create your own competition and make some money.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2014, 18:20 sliv
When I read the title, a flood of specific parts of games came to mind; and I'm glad to see that a lot of them made it in the list:

- Battletoads speeder level
- Megaman laser level
- TMNT's water level (Help me, Rafael, you are my only hope)
- Earthworm Jim's glass sub
- and pretty much any game that didn't have a save feature or gave you a 37 digit alphanumeric code

What I didn't see make the video and should be the crown-jewel as it was near impossible to play was E.T on the Atari. I was 9 years old and spent months trying to figure out how to play it. I was convinced that I was missing something since game developers couldn't possibly sell a game that made no sense. I read through the manual countless times determined to figure it out.

Years later when I heard that it was the worst gave ever created and that it really doesn't make sense, there was a sense of relief that it wasn't just me.
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Jul 11, 2013, 00:18 sliv
Alice: Madness Returns on Steam. Save 75%

And yet no plans for a Mac version. Used on PS3 is my only hope, though I doubt I'll find it for $4.99.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 27, 2013, 09:55 sliv
We've been streaming-only for a year and a half and have not missed cable at all. Sure I miss ESPN during football season, but 16 games is not worth the price of cable. I do love going into Best Buy and the DirecTV guy walks up asking if I've seen their new rates. I simple ask "is it better than free?" and tell them we couldn't be happier cutting cable.

We're setup with an Elgato TV to record OTA local stations on my Mac automatically exporting to iTunes, bought a couple of AppleTV's and have bought the lifetime license of for the PS3.

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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Apr 15, 2013, 22:41 sliv
moment of silence  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 10, 2013, 15:09 sliv
Are you surprised to see an idiotic comment come out of Cutter?

I have gotten used to see this:
" * REMOVED * "
with his profile pic sitting next to it.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 9, 2013, 23:15 sliv
haha... didn't realize the entire city is all hipsters. Apparently after the 15 years I've been here I've been completely oblivious to the demographic here. Do you realize the amount of tech companies that are here? "Aren't worthy of taking your fiber"? Really? We'll let you know what gigabit speeds feels like next year.

BTW "Hipster" is considered a curse word to most people here. With the above comment, "Cutter" is working its way up there now too.
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
17. Re: Morning Interviews Apr 8, 2013, 16:24 sliv
Used to game a lot, got married, bought a house, had kids, hardly have time to play anymore; gaming simply took a backseat. Kids are too young to watch me play the more mature games on PS3, mostly play the kiddie games on the Wii U with my 4-year-old for about 30 minutes at a time.

I can't speak for everyone (who really can?) but for me, I'm no longer the demo for gaming companies anymore. I have no time for it. I have three jobs, one full-time to make money and the other two are all-time being a husband and daddy. I wish I had time to play and sometimes when the kids are asleep, I'll turn on GOW for an hour of hack n' slash, but that's few and very far between. Still like to peek on Blue's to see anything interesting, but seems like the only news that pertains to me is all the companies I know and love(d) are all closing shop these days. C'est la vie.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 6, 2013, 22:33 sliv
Yep, just because they're saying it's coming to us, I think it will be a long time before we can actually have it available. I am glad to hear it's coming though!  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Mar 11, 2013, 21:50 sliv
Incredible, yes. Inedible, yes.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Skylanders reacheas more than $1 Billion Feb 11, 2013, 08:57 sliv
And I think I've contributed what's felt like half of that for our 4-year-old. It's like crack for kids, he can't stop talking about them, begs to go look at the display in every store and his birthday party was Skylander themed. Money pit!  
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News Comments > AMD for Sale?
22. Re: AMD for Sale? Nov 14, 2012, 11:26 sliv
I'm wondering if Apple will make a push to buy them. There's already rumors that they may be moving away from Intel to do their own, this would give them a good head start. If there are talks already, their relationship with Intel may already be shaky. Unless they plan to use the AMD chips for MacBook Air and smaller devices as AMD is known for their low-power consumption and keep the Intel chips for their iMac's, MacBook Pro's and Mac Pro's.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2012, 12:17 sliv
We know of a dog and cat that died for science, how many died for religion?

That's pretty funny... Religion has done and is doing some terrible things, but you can't paint all religion the same color and if you do, then you are ignorant about religion.

If we use your example, all science is bad. Google "unethical science". Traumatizing children for life is a good thing, right? I guess as long as it's in the name of "science".
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2012, 18:52 sliv
Ricky Gervais sticks it to religion. Nice one.

Oh Ricky, you're so clever! Yeah, cause, it's a fact that all religious people want to shoot children and, like, support other religions who shoot children.

I originally thought that Twitter was useless, but apparently it has this unique ability for people to show just how dumb they really are.
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