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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
41. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 23:19 jdreyer
 
SMITE wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 19:16:
DangerDog wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 01:54:
poor, poor Hillary

had to cheat at the debate with Trump by being given the questions in advance.
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Oh look, a conservative is lying on the internet again:

https://www.snopes.com/clinton-received-debate-questions-week-before-debate/

The thing about arguing with someone like you, dog, is that you don't really care whether the things you say are true or not. I could prove you wrong ten out of ten times and you wouldn't bat an eye. You'd just keep up with the same old bullshit, because veracity doesn't matter--as long as a claim fits with your world view, your narrative--that's all that matters to you.


There's a reason for that.

Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
29. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 13:38 jdreyer
 
NicklePop wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 12:48:
The real comedy here is the McCarthy-era Democrats and fear of the Russian boogey man...

And conservatives are ignorant?

Real conservatives would fix the *actual* problem in the USA: broken families producing terrible selfish people.

But since Conservatives and Christians are perceived as the enemy, the solution will be the same proposed in Socialist / Communist leaning nations: empower the state and squash dissent and individualism for "fairness" and "equality"

Too funny. People aren't reading anymore I guess... so the lessons are lost.

The next US president will be a Redditor-mindset socialist.

Which means genocide coming to the USA within 30 - 50 years; the pattern, well established in history.

Conservatives and Christians are running all three branches of the federal government currently, and most governments in most states. They've had more than a year to "fix" things and the only thing they did was cut taxes without cutting spending, which will result in a massive deficit that we'll all end up having to pay for later. With interest.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
28. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 13:20 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 12:36:
robdot wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 20:24:
The willfull ignorance of the modern conservative is the most dangerous threat to America. They would rather keep the Russian spies, and get rid of the FBI, these people,the Republican voter, are going to destroy us,with the power,of ignorance.

(none of this is meant at you personally)

Then at the next election, fucking VOTE THEM OUT.

I live in the middle of a red state, there's nothing I can do about it, but all these whiny democrats who lament the state of the US right now were the same assholes who wrote all these fancy-ass blogs about how they weren't going to bother voting or would vote for Jill Stein or blablabla.

STOP FUCKING POSTING ON THE INTERNET AND FUCKING DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. If every liberal actually bothered to get off his ass and vote, there is no way the morons who think Trump is great could ever get a majority.

I really don't know what to do about red states. These people continually vote against their interests. I live in a blue state, and work on local campaigns. Our state house is controlled by Dems and our gov, reps, and senators are all dems. Our healthcare and happiness ranks are among the top in the nation. There's low unemployment and statewide, incomes inequality is flatter than the national average. There are still problems, and scandals, but overall things are good and government works for the people.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
27. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 13:05 jdreyer
 
Saboth wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 08:18:

So why did Hillary lose?

The Comey letter.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 04:51 jdreyer
 
Saboth wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 20:55:
NKD wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 20:35:
Taking bets on whether the local Russophiles will simply deny Russian state involvement, or move the goalposts and say that it's fine because the US surely does it too.

I had one point out a story that Hillary employed someone accused of sexual assault. Really? That's the answer to Russians are working to undermine our election...Hillary did something 8 years ago.

Don't forget that Hillz ran a pedo slave ring from the basement of a pizza parlor!!1
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
11. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 04:46 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 20:02:
There was no collusion, absolutely no collusion, no collusion.

If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth.

Vitamin C cures the common cold. You only use 10% of your brain. Eating carrots improves your eyesight. Crime in the US is at an all-time high.

The truth goes to the victors.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Feb 17, 2018, 04:44 jdreyer
 
Someone has entirely too much time on their hands...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2018, 04:21 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 18:53:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 16:23:
Japan, Norway, and GBR have the same rates of mental health issues as the USA. Unlike the USA, they have almost no mass shootings. In fact, they have few shootings of any kind with rates 30 to 100 times lower than the USA. Japan's rate is so low that you're more likely to die being struck by lightning than being shot to death.

What do these countries have in common? Common sense gun restrictions.
You just don't get it do you. If he had been armed with a baseball bat, machete and a hunting knife the death toll would be similar to the Las Vegas tragedy.
Yet you're not mentioning anything about common sense restrictions on "those" items.

I guess you're right. I should have drawn on my own experience, where I went Postal after my XBox 360 went RROD'd: I pulled it from the wall, and ran down the street bludgeoning random people to death. I ran out of energy after killing 36 people, and was able to escape down an alley while throwing the XBox in the river. My arms were so sore the next day!

Protip: use a 3' metal pipe instead of an XBox 360
 
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News Comments > Eugen Systems Strike
2. Re: Eugen Systems Strike Feb 16, 2018, 23:16 jdreyer
 
When I saw the headline, I thought "Strike" was the name of their new game.

 
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News Comments > Remastered System Shock on Hiatus
18. Re: Remastered System Shock on Hiatus Feb 16, 2018, 22:55 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 20:33:
That's too bad. I didn't back this but I was hoping it was going to work out. It was looking great...

Same here. Was planning on getting this when it was finished.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2018, 17:23 jdreyer
 
So Hudson's favorite game was Terraria?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 16, 2018, 17:11 jdreyer
 
Losing View Image on Google really sucks.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2018, 16:47 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 19:15:
Officials vow that justice will be served.
Does that mean they execute the shooter, raising the death total to 18?
Or will they find him not quilty by reason of insanity.
What exactly is justice and how will it be served in this case.


Justice will be served by protecting the second amendment from any and all attempts to limit it.

I've never understood why certain arms are restricted (automatic weapons, RPGs, etc.) while at the same time ruling hand gun bans and trigger lock requirements are in violation of the second amendment. Given that the amendment is in the context of a militia, one would think the opposite would be true.

Also never understood why militia membership wasn't necessary for the second amendment to apply.

Lastly, I've always thought it hypocritical of strict constitutionalist judges that always vote against gun restrictions don't apply the second amendment exclusively to muskets as the founding fathers intended.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2018, 16:23 jdreyer
 
Japan, Norway, and GBR have the same rates of mental health issues as the USA. Unlike the USA, they have almost no mass shootings. In fact, they have few shootings of any kind with rates 30 to 100 times lower than the USA. Japan's rate is so low that you're more likely to die being struck by lightning than being shot to death.

What do these countries have in common? Common sense gun restrictions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2018, 13:12 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 10:56:
Wow, seven years since A Dance with Dragons. I hadn't realized it had been quite that long. Yeah, he isn't going to finish before dying. I suspect the best we can hope for is he has done a detailed outline of the story so someone can complete it after his death -- as Herbert's kid did for the end of the Dune series.

I understand GRRM has a nasty video game addiction.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Feb 16, 2018, 02:29 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 22:30:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 19:36:
I think Black Panther and RPO are going on the "wait for dvd" stack.


Black Panther? Really? That movie looks like it's going to be excellent, I'll probably get to see it by Monday or so.

RPO, the book was somewhat mediocre, the movie looks worse, so you're probably right about that.

I liked the book, but it was written for me and my specific experiences of growing up in the 70s and 80s ( a 2112 planet?? Hell yah!). I don't see how it translates well into a movie, but Spielberg movies are always fun, so I'll see what the reviews say. The love interest is definitely pixie manic dream girl stuff, so hopefully they change that up a bit.
 
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News Comments > Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes
28. Re: Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes Feb 16, 2018, 02:24 jdreyer
 
The prevalence of in-game micro-transactions, often referred to as ‘loot boxes,’ raises several concerns surrounding the use of psychological principles and enticing mechanics that closely mirror those often found in casinos and games of chance.

It's not microtransactions per se, but MTs with a random loot element. I don't mind a straight-up for-pay MT if I know what it is. ALthough pay-to-win objects can ruin a game, at least I can see what's for sale and how much it costs.
 
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News Comments > Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes
27. Re: Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes Feb 16, 2018, 02:22 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 18:15:
We love our guns more than our kids.

Why do you hate the constitution?
 
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News Comments > Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes
24. Re: Senator Presses FTC and ESRB on Loot Boxes Feb 15, 2018, 23:42 jdreyer
 
Turd Ferguson wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 10:46:
If more ppl would vote with their wallet, we would not have this kind of issue, however, having a label "loot box alert" attached to the game would be a small step in recognizing that this mechanic is a problem.


That's like telling a junkie not to buy cocaine cut with Borax.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 15, 2018, 19:45 jdreyer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 09:28:
Nimh wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 08:13:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 08:04:
Nimh wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 07:47:
The Agile manifesto has ruined silicon valley. Testing? Pffft.. ship now, patch later.

Uh, test-driven development is kind of integral to Agile.

Yup, tested by the consumer.

A) Again, Test-Driven Development (TDD) is integral to Agile methodologies. Typically, TDD (in Agile or otherwise) loops tightly and iteratively between writing tests until production code fails, and writing code until it passes tests again. TDD isn't perfect, but it's generally agreed to be superior to the alternative of having graduated phases of design, implementation, and testing, wherein testing doesn't happen until after you're ostensibly done implementing the software.

B) Apple's software engineering practices are still very 90s big corporation-y, according to my colleagues who are former Apple engineers. That means low test-coverage, heavy middle management overhead, and fixed designs and deadlines. In other words, the embodiment of practices that the Agile Manifesto sought to fight against.

Agile (and TDD) is great for software, where the cost of iterating is low. I wonder how (if?) that can be implemented for hardware. I guess with 3D printers and other new devices, rapid prototyping should allow multiple iterations resulting in a final product using an Agile process. I just haven't heard of it. Would love to read an article if anyone has one.
 
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