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Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Band of Bastards DLC Delivered
Feb 6, 2019, 10:45
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Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Band of Bastards DLC Delivered Feb 6, 2019, 10:45
Feb 6, 2019, 10:45
 
Is this game patched enough yet?

I backed this on kickstarter but refused to spoil my experience with the overwhelmingly reported bugs. Plus I still have a backlog of games to play in the meantime.
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Re: Metro Exodus Epic Deal Sparks Backlash
Feb 2, 2019, 20:01
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Re: Metro Exodus Epic Deal Sparks Backlash Feb 2, 2019, 20:01
Feb 2, 2019, 20:01
 
Gas Bandit wrote on Feb 2, 2019, 13:30:
I didn't even want to install steam in the first place. I'm not installing EpicSteam or EASteam or UbiSteam or BlizzSteam on top of that. I put up with one already - the one with the most market share.

This.

GOG, and if I'm desperate because it's not on GOG or probably won't be for many years... Steam.

No more bullshit DRM launchers.

I've actually converted a huge chunk of my Steam games to GOG.

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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 1, 2019, 15:49
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 1, 2019, 15:49
Feb 1, 2019, 15:49
 
If these "static image ads", while I pause a video, show up on my $12 "no-ads" subscription... there will be an instant cancellation.

That said... on the lower subscription rate that plays a video ad before and after the show... yeah I rather that they do this than up the prices, or have mor vieo ads at the beginning and end of a show.
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Re: ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Takes Off
Feb 1, 2019, 13:43
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Re: ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN Takes Off Feb 1, 2019, 13:43
Feb 1, 2019, 13:43
 
Consolitis... how unfortunate... I was seriously considering picking this one up.
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Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
Jan 31, 2019, 12:51
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Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 31, 2019, 12:51
Jan 31, 2019, 12:51
 
Unforunately only the title would apply to that Chris Roberts Joke.

The article is actually about an endgadget journalist being imporsonated to write articles on endgaget (which never happen, since th guy is a fake) and spread the word about a kickstarter project for a daily fee, as a "marketing consultant".

So, it's basically somone robbing kickstarter project starters... not the pledge participants.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Jan 30, 2019, 17:04
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 30, 2019, 17:04
Jan 30, 2019, 17:04
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 30, 2019, 14:40:
His point went over your head entirely. The US has been a force against democracy for a very long time now. They're constantly meddling in other countries affairs. Everything from blackmail and sanctions to outright coups and assassinations and war to get their way. So it's entirely hypocritical they're complaining about finally getting - just a small taste so far - of their own medicine.

Also, "influencing" from outside entities on US elections has been going on for a long time. It's only just expanded since the Internet.

...and it's never going away.

So, take what info you get from the Media and the Internet with a HUGE grain of salt.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Jan 27, 2019, 14:04
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 27, 2019, 14:04
Jan 27, 2019, 14:04
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 27, 2019, 12:57:
Windows 10, slowly adding everything back that was stripped from Windows 7 for no reason.

www.linux.com

Yup. Unfortunately they will keep trying to get you to use their store and cloud services... on top of spy on you like ios and android.

Pretty much why my gaming rig has the wireless nic disabled by default. Only time it is enabled is to download a new game or patch something.

My main "internet / everything else" machine is an old 27" iMac running Mint 18.1. (Refused to upgrade osx after Mavericks - the last osx you could customize your desktop)
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 24, 2019, 10:36
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 24, 2019, 10:36
Jan 24, 2019, 10:36
 
Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China
...Chinese authorities operate a firewall that blocks many US tech platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

Kind of wish the US would do that.
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Re: Star Citizen Spending $4M Per Month
Jan 24, 2019, 10:00
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Re: Star Citizen Spending $4M Per Month Jan 24, 2019, 10:00
Jan 24, 2019, 10:00
 
Kosumo wrote on Jan 23, 2019, 21:52:
Chris Roberts does not need to disappear to South American hookers, he is married to Sandi "Mae Demming" Gardiner.

You know, that women who was about during the kickstarter, but was not 'maybe' Chris Roberts wife despite Derek Smart saying she was.

No deception at all ... this is all normal.

ITS A SCAM.

ROFL
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 23, 2019, 19:00
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 23, 2019, 19:00
Jan 23, 2019, 19:00
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 23, 2019, 17:11:
Make a flat tax of 40% of all income over $100,000 per individual, no deductions.

A bit high... but I already advocated a flat tax.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 23, 2019, 14:06
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 23, 2019, 14:06
Jan 23, 2019, 14:06
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 23, 2019, 12:16:
But you've shifted. You've argued raising taxes are bad, then said it would be on you (she's been pretty clear she wouldn't impact the middle class, but we can argue about what the middle class is), and now it's because there'd be loopholes (she's talking about killing these loopholes.)

Lots of politicians have talked about closing the loop holes.
None have done so.
Lots of politicians have sworn to only tax the rich more and not affect the middles class. So far, that hasn't happened either.

I don't trust anyone that says "raise taxes on the rich" when I know that is not what will really happen.

Also... I didn't "shift" as much as you think... I totally disagree with both raising taxes AND getting rid of the loop holes, espcecially at the tax rates that OC wants to impose. One or the other... not both. I prefer the loop holes being closed as to raising taxes at an astronomical rate.

That said... in a perfect world the government wouldn't be spending more than it takes in, and it wouldn't be spending money on a lot of stupid stuff. ("stupid stuff" is subjective)... All of Washington is to blame for that.... not just one party or another.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 23, 2019, 11:07
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 23, 2019, 11:07
Jan 23, 2019, 11:07
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 20:12:
The trolling I was referring to is asinine statements like "Well... why don't you give away "6 or so's of families of 4's" of your salary."

That wasn't intended as trolling.
I don't understand the concept of "if someone has it, it's ok to just take it"... I equate that to stealing. If I suddenly got rich... doesn't matter how... instant business success, lotto, inheritance, whatever, that doesn't give society the right to just grab 70%-90% of it. To me, THAT is asinine.

That said, Mr. Beamer is in favor of Eiesenhower tax brackets.... which means everyone pays a lot more, not just the rich. So, I equate that to he thinks it is ok to give a majority of his earnings to the governent. More power to him. Please leave me out of that.

Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 20:36:
1) And, weirdly, she's not proposing raising taxes on you.

Unfortunately that's bullshit and we all know it. When the left raises taxes... it's on EVERYONE. The Rich find a few more "tax shelters" and still don't pay their bracket...and the Middle class gets screwed... AGAIN. We can't afford to make a ton of investments that shelter us from taxes, like the rich can (which makes them more money in the long run).

I'm not debating that the rich aren't paying their fair share. I'm debating that the deck is stacked aginst the Middle Class, and just raising taxes is not the answer, because it always affects MORE than the rich.


How about we get rid of deductions for the two highest brackets?

No need to charge them 70% when they end up still only paying 15%. 37% with no deductions actually sounds reasonble, and doesn't appear like the government is trying to rape folks "that have it".

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Just want to say this has been an intersting debate and I am glad it has remained relatively civil.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 22, 2019, 19:47
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 19:47
Jan 22, 2019, 19:47
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 19:11:
@Beamer
You're being trolled.
But you probably already guessed that.

If you are referring to me, please explain why you think I am trolling him, because that is not my intent.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 22, 2019, 18:38
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 18:38
Jan 22, 2019, 18:38
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 17:13:
Anyway, "merit" is the dumbest concept possible, and an absolute weasel-word.

WTF_Man, you're not making $10MM a year. Khloe Kardashian, meanwhile, is earning somewhere between $15MM and $20MM a year.

Are you dumber than Khloe Kardashian, or lazier than her? I mean, clearly she merits exponentially more than you make.

Apparently she does merit that. I can't help a world we live in has enough dumb lemmings that make her poular enough to warrant that kind of money. And there is an industry stupid enough to pay her for that while they rake in even more on advertising and such. It's called reality... and sometimes folks rate more for the dumbest reasons in the world, unfortunatly. However, a majority of us actually EARN our living... and that is really where "merit" comes into play.


Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 17:13:
For me personally, I make as much as 8 or so average families of 4. Am I smarter than them? I'd guess that, within that 64 people, some are at least as smart. Do I work harder than them? I dunno, look at my posting history today and see how frequently I've been here. Your average construction worker definitely works harder than I do. Maybe something else happened in my life, other than just smarts or how hard I work, to get me where I am.

As do all the other people who basically fall into money, likely from inheritance. Because the American Dream isn't really about being an entrepreneur, as few of the 0.1% are, but about inheriting money. Takes money to make money!

Well... why don't you give away "6 or so's of families of 4's" of your salary. Not exactly knowing what you consider the salary for an average family of 4.... but it sounds like you make a hell of alot more than I do... and I'd certainly like to keep most of what I earned.

If you don't want to keep what you've earned... then give it away... but don't force the rest of us to give it away. It's very easy to give someone elses money away.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 22, 2019, 16:53
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 16:53
Jan 22, 2019, 16:53
 
Squirmer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 16:29:

Median US income:
Asian: 81k
White: 68K
Hispanic: 50K
Black 40K

"Some people are just better" starts to sound a little awkward...

Why are you even brining race into this? We're talking anyone based on his or her own merits.

Most people push themselves to make their lives better. It isn't handed to them. If anything, you should be celebrating all of those that pushed themselves to work themselves out of poverty (regardless of color).

If you want to "stereotype" the reasons regarding your list for those "racial statistics"... I would guess that Asians would be thought of as the most diciplined of the group, hence higher acheivers in general. That doesn't take away from the MVP black athelete that has a multi-million dollar a year contract. It's just a different form of acheivment and tougher to accomplish since not everyone can be MVPs.

So, now are we all going to start yelling "Asian Privelidge"???
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Re: Morning Patches
Jan 22, 2019, 14:06
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Re: Morning Patches Jan 22, 2019, 14:06
Jan 22, 2019, 14:06
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 13:49:

I sure wish I got to keep 90% of what I earned now.

Well... technically you still wouldn't. State income tax (most states), property tax, sales tax, registration fees, medicare, social security, etc. etc. etc.

We're already taxed way more than our "income tax bracket"
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 22, 2019, 12:50
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 12:50
Jan 22, 2019, 12:50
 
Taxation is paying for things. Infrastructure was the intent... not supporting the lazy and entitiled.

And who has the right to impose a salary cap? If I make a multi-million dollar business from nothing like a viral .com or whatever), I have the right to reap the full benefits of it. Your thinking punishes achievement. Acheivement is mostly what separates wealth. It has no color, religion, or sexual preference.

People are NOT equal. Some have more talent than others. Some are better athletes. Some are better thinkers. Some are better entrepenures, some are better entertainers.

Go tell an A-list hollyweird actor / acterss that they can only charge what a c-list person makes because you think they make too much.

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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 22, 2019, 11:20
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 22, 2019, 11:20
Jan 22, 2019, 11:20
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 11:13:
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 10:50:
I've been saying it here forever, but going back to something similar to Eisenhower's tax plan seems like a no-brainer. It's so odd to me that so many people that would benefit from it, and have no hope of ever making $10MM a year, seem to think it's a bad idea.

It's easy to say "take" what doesn't belong to you.

That said... going back to 24 tax brackets, everyone paying higher taxes, tax laws have changed where property is on longer considered "depreciation"... you are smoking some good stuff.

If anything... it should be a flat one bracket tax with ZERO deductions for EVERYONE. (except of course poverty level being exempt)

Yes we would mostly all pay a little more... but the asshats in congress wouldn't be paying 15% while the rest of us are paying higher percentage brackets. Everyone would be paying the same percentage, which is fair.

RedEye9 wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 11:12:
AOC has mysogynists running scared. beautiful

Being scared of radical socialist politics has absolutely nothing to do with misogyny. I'm gettin fairly sick and tired of the "prejudice card" being played every time somone disagrees with a far winged politics.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 22, 2019, 11:13
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Jan 22, 2019, 11:13
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 10:50:
I've been saying it here forever, but going back to something similar to Eisenhower's tax plan seems like a no-brainer. It's so odd to me that so many people that would benefit from it, and have no hope of ever making $10MM a year, seem to think it's a bad idea.

It's easy to say "take" what doesn't belong to you.

That said... going back to 24 tax brackets, everyone paying higher taxes, tax laws have changed where property is on longer considered "depreciation"... you are smoking some good stuff.

If anything... it should be a flat one bracket tax with ZERO deductions for EVERYONE. (except of course poverty level being exempt)

Yes we would mostly all pay a little more... but the asshats in congress wouldn't be paying 15% while the rest of us are paying higher percentage brackets. Everyone would be paying the same percentage, which is fair.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 22, 2019, 10:46
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Jan 22, 2019, 10:46
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 10:40:
Media really needs to shut up about that chick. Her 15 minutes are up.

but... but... Ocassional-Cortex is the new face of the Democratic party!
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