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Signed On Apr 7, 2004, 18:50
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: No subject Feb 1, 2005, 14:59 NoThreat
The FCCs job was never intended to be playing nanny to the American public. In fact I think Michael Powell resigned because he didnít want to head up the agency now that that seems to have become its main function. Its original job was to regulate communications media ownership, to make sure that the public airwaves remained public. You are correct when you say it wasnít doing its job. In fact it seemed it was trying to do exactly the opposite the past few years. I think the other reason Powell resigned was that his usefulness as an instrument of deregulation was over.

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News Comments > Hidden Stroke II Announced
5. If you're in the game, Jan 20, 2005, 12:33 NoThreat
then the stroke's the word

Did you check the site? I dont think its a typo.

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News Comments > Hidden Stroke II Announced
3. Hidden Stroke Jan 20, 2005, 11:55 NoThreat
This is where you cut holes in your pockets so you can masterbate in public.

Or its that Billy Squire album that you keep in your sock drawer because you cant let your hip friends know you own it.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Survey says Dec 7, 2004, 17:20 NoThreat
Musicians, as always, make thier living through performances. If a musician is concerned about "selling product" hes not a musican, hes a businessman.

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News Comments > Dealer Announced
37. No subject Dec 2, 2004, 14:44 NoThreat
Certainly the game will suck but all you oh so moral gamers that are acting like this offends your sensitive natures or like this game will lead to the end of human society really need to use your brains. Equating violent crimes like rape and pedophilia to selling drugs is exactly the kind of flawed logic that has enabled the US federal government to use your tax dollars to wage an unwinnable war on drugs that has bloated our prison system and clogged our courts with nonviolent offenders and addicts that might actually be helped by counseling but receive non in prison.

And if its the inevitable censorship youíre worried about and what it means to games that might not suck, call your congressmen and tell them to fight Lieberman or whoever when they try to censor games. You donít fight censorship by preemptively censoring people. You donít win obscenity cases by plea barging.

Oh and you fight crappy games that rely on controversy to sell product by not buying them.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Spanirds hammer... Nov 23, 2004, 13:00 NoThreat
My freinds and I got through High school but rounding up TV's from the trash and ocasionally smashing them all up in one guys driveway in a veritable orgy of destruction. Doing this probably prevented school shootings.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Spanirds hammer... Nov 23, 2004, 12:57 NoThreat
double post

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Its kinda sad Nov 23, 2004, 12:02 NoThreat
There hasnít been a new episode made for half a decade and still Americans would rather discuss Seinfeld than geopolitics.

Is there unreleased material on that new Nirvana box?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
303. Re: No subject Nov 10, 2004, 11:28 NoThreat
Warhawk, you missed the point. None of your ideas are bad but none of them mean shit if we're voting on machines that can be hacked, and can't be doublechecked. Theres no way to know what the program on these machines is actually counting when you press the button for your candidate. This is of concern to anyone who is interested in fair elections.

None of your ideas are bad, although the constitution states that State legislatures choose their own method of choosing electors, they actually don't even have to have popular elections, they could just choose them in the state house. Thats not to say the states couldnt get together and agree on standards. I would actually be all for standardizing the mechanics across every state becuase that would help to get rid of other concerns like cases where certain neighborhoods getting fewer voting stations or being stuck with older equipment. There was a polling place in Ohio this year that was only equipped with 2 polling stations, but like 1100 people had to vote there. People ended up waiting 10 hours to vote. The district in question was one with a high student population that would have probably voted democrat. Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican and a conservative activist, oversaw the voting in Ohio. Draw your own conclusions.

I honestly dont give a fuck that Kerry didnt win. I mean I think Bush is bad for the country but I never believed Kerry would be much better. Besides that, Kerry having to go to court to win the presidency would really undemine the legitamacy of his administration, it would haunt his whole presidency just like 2000 hauted Bush and 2004 will haunt Bush in coming term. I reckon every president from either party elected with the current unreliable and unaudibale system will be dogged by these questions. I dont see how we can be sure of any result until the system is fixed.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
296. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 16:45 NoThreat
Its not about Kerry. ITs about the fact that we have no idea what the actual popular vote was. The machines people voted could have possibly been rigged or hacked or the machine that tabulates the votes from the machines was hacked.

I'm not here to debate anyhow. Theres a million other boards for that shit, i just wanted to spread this around. Judge for yourself. The bottom line is that we have no way of knowing what the actual results were.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
294. Re: No subject Nov 8, 2004, 16:11 NoThreat

They might have conceded - but we haven't conceded our right to have our votes

The Ohio Citizens Alliance for Secure Elections (CASE-OH), Ohio Election Reform
Now, Common Cause Ohio, This Time We're Watching, Driving Votes, and the
Columbus League of Pissed Off Voters are calling for public hearings to
investigate voting irregularities and voter suppression in Ohio surrounding the
2004 General Election.


Saturday November 13, 1-4 PM
New Faith Baptist Church
955 Oak Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205

There will be a second hearing session in Columbus:
Monday November 15, 6-9 PM, Location TBA.

Citizens, voting experts, and investigative journalists will be invited
to present testimony for the pubic record documenting instances of voting
irregularities and systematic voter suppression. The coalition hopes to expose
the systemic undermining of our democratic process that occurred leading up to
and on Nov 2, and assess how to respond to racial disenfranchisement and
suppression of democratic rights.

The local coalition currently has the support of:

* Ohio Senator Teresa Fedor
* freelance journalist Lynn Landes
* Professor Robert Fitrakis (Free Press)
* Columbus Community Leader Bill Moss

We are seeking support from US Congressional Representatives, Ohio State
Representatives, nonpartisan organizations, and community and national
leaders. Experts and investigative reporters are invited to present testimony as

Here are a few articles on the types of voter suppression/disenfranchisement
that we are hoping to call attention to:

Kerry Won. Greg Palast,

Did Kerry Concede Too Soon? Bob Fitrakis, The Free Press

Was the Ohio Election Honest and Fair? Institute for Public Accuracy

Worse Than 2000: Tuesday's Electoral Disaster, William Rivers Pitt, Truthout

None Dare Call it Voter Suppression and Fraud, Bob Fitrakis, Free Press

To get involved, sponsor this call, or testify on Saturday, contact:

Amy Kaplan and Jonathan Meier
Columbus League of Pissed Off Voters
Cell 248-943-2335
Home 614-405-2160

Also check out:
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Time for a hiatus... Nov 2, 2004, 13:25 NoThreat
Aside from your conjecture, site one SHRED of evidence that Bush and/or other Republicans have even hinted at the possibility of a draft?

His willingness to send our troops to war coupled with his unwillingness to compromise with our allies to secure their help. A draft becomes inevitable.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Time for a hiatus... Nov 2, 2004, 12:55 NoThreat
Kerry is almost as likely to reinstate the draft as Bush if the situation in the middle east continues on as it is. It will simply become necessary. The only reason its more likely under Bush is because Bush is less likely to get other nations to send significant numbers of troops to help. Kerry is more of an internationalist so he might be able to continue the disaster in Iraq without drafting Amreican kids but he has no intention of pulling us out and letting things run their course (likely civil war resulting in a theocrassy), which is the only way you'll see us getting out of there before we get more troops in.

As I understood it Rangels bill was half statement against the defacto economic draft that we already have in this country and half pre-emptive attempt to equalize the existing draft laws so that the wealthy wouldn't be able to get out of it as easily as they did in the 60s. It is really beside the point because circumstances are going force whatever administration ends up in power to call for a draft unless the effort in iraq is truely interntaionalized.

I also heard that when they did start the draft they would start by going after people with specific skills and that such a draft could target people well into thier thirties, not just 18-21 year olds.

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14. Re: Riders Oct 29, 2004, 17:17 NoThreat
Snoop and Dre sampled heavily from Parliment and other old funk records on The Chronic IIRC.

I think people here confuse sampleing (somthing thats as old as Rapping itself) with what Puffy started (although actually it was Vanilla Ice puffy was just the first one i heard of that paid the original artist off so they wouldnt get sued), which was essentially taking a whole song and rapping over it.

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13. Re: Riders Oct 29, 2004, 17:09 NoThreat

Hereís an article by John Densmore of The Doors from 2002 about why they donít allow their music in commercials.

What Iím wondering about is if this is really much better. Not the fact that Snoop is covering it but that itís appearing in the game at all. I had similar feelings when I played the new Tony Hawk game and heard Break On Through. Now I'm not offended quite as much as if I'd heard it in a Chevy commercial, but it still feels like a cheapening of the work. If video game development had grown into the kind of art form I'd like to see it I wouldnít have as big a problem, just like I donít have issues with my favorite tunes being used in films. But the gaming industry seems so dead set on turning out crap that I have trouble believing they were really inspired to choose the songs by their love of the music. I fail to see how allowing any corporate, profit motivated, use of the music can be justified if what your really worried about is the integrity of the music in the eyes of the fans.

As far as Snoop covering it, if it was just on an album I really wouldnít care, good covers happen as often as bad even amongst ďRapĒ (read: pop) artists, not that I expect this to be good one (actually I cant think of an example of a good example of a quality "Rap" or Hip-hop cover but theres alot of good hip-hop out there that sample good rock songs and does it in a way that creates somthing original). Itís just that this smells of something turned out of a marketing department.

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News Comments > BF: Vietnam WW2 Mod Friday
12. No subject Aug 18, 2004, 14:41 NoThreat
this may be the only way BFV gets any good maps...

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3. Re: Xbox Killings Aug 10, 2004, 14:52 NoThreat
Not surprisingly an article at MSN about the same incident doesn't call these the X-Box Killings.

There were allegedly clothes stolen too so they just as easily could have been the Old Navy Killings.

I figure CNN was trying to make it look like another video game violence inspired killing bcause thats more sensational.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Source Beta Update
13. Re: Hmmmmm... Aug 10, 2004, 10:04 NoThreat
All CS source really is if I understand it correctly is just what you said. Its not meant to be a "Counter Strike 2" or anything.

I think they are even going to migrate HL1 over to the Source engine in time.

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News Comments > Far Cry Patch
19. quick savin Jul 21, 2004, 13:36 NoThreat
Fact is there was a quicksave function it was just that it was only accessable via the console. There were bugs in the way it saved the game state, esspecially with the NPCs. I suspect this is the reason they didnt inculde a keymapping for it (note the ~100 bugs thing in the patch release notes).

I used the console command only when I was getting really frustrated. Having to bring the counsel down and type \save_game... was enough to keep me from saving every 5 seconds like I did with half life and every other game with a quicksave and I think I liked Far Cry better for it.

But if it wasn't such a shallow little game in the first place - story wise that is - there wouldn't have been any risk of me not enjoying it. If there had been a quick and easy, one stroke quicksave function built in I reckon the game would have made about as much impact on me as the single player game in C&C Renegade or Red Faction.

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News Comments > Morning Q&As
16. hmmmm... Jul 13, 2004, 16:14 NoThreat
Bethesdas Fallout 3 = Fallout + Morrowind

Nirvana = Fallout + Morrowind


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