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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Steam Adding 10% GST in AU
9. Re: Steam Adding 10% GAT in AU Feb 22, 2017, 12:05 jdreyer
 
Darks wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 10:11:
Is this Valve pulling this? or is this being mandated by those countries? I know for a fact that here in California, you can not be taxed on digital deliveries.

Valve would never do anything as boring as taxation of their own free will.
I think I remember a row between Valve and the Aus gov't last year.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 22, 2017, 00:30 jdreyer
 
Probably a thrombotic embolism from too much sitting.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Feb 22, 2017, 00:26 jdreyer
 
They guy could stand living in Texas all these years, but can't stand Donald Trump? WTF?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2017, 00:01 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 21:39:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 17:40:
BobBob wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 17:33:
When I was a kid I had a surgery called "naso-antral windows". Kept me out school for months. It was a painful recovery process.
Todays ENT specialists look at that procedure and shudder at the butchery of it, much like tomorrow's doctors will look at todays medicine and shake their heads.

"It's like the goddamned Spanish Inquisition!"

- Bones McCoy.

OBLIGATORY.

(Also ties in with the KXMode conversation)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
49. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2017, 23:57 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 19:56:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 18:41:
Brussel sprouts may taste like crap but they're good for you. Just like being aware of what's happening in the world.

Absolutely. I'm actually aware of what's happening in the world and actively choose to keep myself informed. I simply like to filter out noisy stuff related to politics and terrorism. I do not care if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi stubs his toe and then threatens the United States with annihilation. As far as why that is I've posted additional comments below (hidden, due to the subject matter to keep BluesNews civil ):

I trust the Bible. Humans will not destroy the U.S., and the U.K. Regardless of what intellectuals say, the United States and Great Britain will remain a dual-world power until God's kingdom destroys it directly.

(Daniel 2:44,45) (44) “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever, (45) just as you saw that out of the mountain a stone was cut not by hands, and that it crushed the iron, the copper, the clay, the silver, and the gold. The Grand God has made known to the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation is trustworthy.”

Jehovah almost always uses metaphors for prophecies, which can be clarified through personal study. "The mountain" is Jehovah's sovereignty. "The stone" is God's Kingdom, which is his instrument for restoring his sovereignty over humans. His kingdom "crushed the iron, the copper, the clay, the silver, and the gold." All of these represent the present and former world powers that Daniel explained to Nebuchadnezzar in detail, and all of whom still exist today as less potent iterations. Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar, "The Grand God (Jehovah) has made known to the king what will happen in the future." Indeed, a rare gift for anyone.

There's no mention in the Bible of the type of government the United States will be at its end. However, considering it and most other states, through the U.N., will violently turn on religion it is possible that the U.S. may descend into a form of totalitarianism against religion. I am sure for many atheists this will be a welcome sight. However, based on my studies, this will be the beginning of the end of Satan's system.

C'mon man. Any attempt to conflate biblical prophecy with current events is both projection and wishful thinking.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2017, 23:56 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 20:52:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 18:41:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 16:14:
BobBob wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 16:10:
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All day long

Seriously, though, I hate politics with a passion, but I like Google News. Every day I'd see Trump this, Clinton that, ISIS blew up this and that. Sick of it! It's like a plate of juicy steak mixed with brussels sprouts. I just want the steak, but I have to weed out all the disgusting brussels.
Brussel sprouts may taste like crap but they're good for you. Just like being aware of what's happening in the world.

Seriously with all of those things blocked your feed must only have stories about rainbows and puppies.

Brussel sprouts taste awesome! Don't tell me you're one of those weird people who has their brassica genetic marker turned off. I love my brassicas. Even as a kid my folks never had to force me to eat my veg.

I actually like them, but so many people complain about them that I figured I was part of a small minority.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2017, 19:05 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 18:46:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 18:28:
To Kxmode:

So, I'm supposed to pray to God for healthcare coverage? Gee, thanks.

To Mr. Tact Toff


No. Jesus said:

(Matthew 6:9,10) "You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.

After God's Kingdom (or his government) removes Satan's godship and his influence over the Earth, and it is given over to Jesus as God's chosen king to rule, humans will receive a huge array of benefits one of which will include no more sickness.

(Isaiah 33:24) And no resident* will say: “I am sick.”
(Revelation 21:4) And [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

How's that for healthcare? You will not need healthcare, Medicare-Medicaid, or even hospitals because humans will not get sick. No human government today can provide this kind of healthcare. Only God's government can.

During Jesus' ministry, he healed the sick, restored sight, and helped the lame walk again. All of these instances were small glimpses of what he would do on a worldwide scale in the future as king.

Anyhow, that is the government I support and the government I am looking forward to living under on a renovated earth.


This isn't helping.
He needs health care NOW not at some indeterminate time in the future.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2017, 19:00 jdreyer
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 17:29:
What games are you guys playing these days? i'm starting to get bored of Rimworld after 200+ hours. Looking for something new.

Going through my steam list of 190 games and I still have 90 or so unplayed. Debating doing Bulletstorm/The two newer wolfensteins.

My daughter started playing Stardew Valley so I've been playing it so we have something in common. Pretty fun.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2017, 18:57 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 18:28:
To Kxmode:

So, I'm supposed to pray to God for healthcare coverage? Gee, thanks.

The free market will save you. The Republicans told me so.

Snark aside, I don't see the repeal happening. The good parts of it are too popular and too many reps are getting pushback from constituents and insurance companies. The danger I guess is sabotage : some person or group figures out a way to partially defund it and it enters a death spiral. The chance is small but it's possible.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2017, 18:41 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 16:14:
BobBob wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 16:10:
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All day long

Seriously, though, I hate politics with a passion, but I like Google News. Every day I'd see Trump this, Clinton that, ISIS blew up this and that. Sick of it! It's like a plate of juicy steak mixed with brussels sprouts. I just want the steak, but I have to weed out all the disgusting brussels.
Brussel sprouts may taste like crap but they're good for you. Just like being aware of what's happening in the world.

Seriously with all of those things blocked your feed must only have stories about rainbows and puppies.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 20, 2017, 22:27 jdreyer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 20:52:
Spent most of today touring and applying for a super awesome West Village apartment in Manhattan. It's looking very likely that I'll get it. Keep you fingers crossed for me guys, haha!

You and Beamer can go out for a beer! Cheers
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2017, 22:25 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 17:06:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 14:17:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 13:47:
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 12:25:
Well it's "Family Day" in Canada. How arbitrary is that? Whatever works. Everyone just wants a day off in Feb.

Election day in the USA needs to be a holiday.

That would be helpful to blue collar workers who can't just take an extra long lunch and/or may need to use public transportation to get around... so you can bet it will never happen.

Really? Weird. Elections for us aren't a holiday per se but employers are required by law to provide time off to employees so they can vote. We also don't have anywhere near the problems you guys have with lineups and stuff - I've never had to wait more than maybe 2 or 3 people ahead of me, whole thing usually takes less than 5 mins - so while you can milk an hour or two out of it it's not like you can claim you were standing in line all day.

When you take all of the polling equipment out of the majority Democratic precincts and move it to the Republican ones, Republicans wait 5 minutes to vote while Dems wait 7 hours. Seems fair to me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
13. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 20, 2017, 22:20 jdreyer
 
NetHead wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 22:11:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 13:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 11:42:
But dons android phone is safe and not a remote control listening device, right? because reasons...

Why bother hacking his phone when you have compromising pics of him banging Russian prostitutes?

Hey man, that's his wife.

Who now refuses to live with her husband.

Funny that.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Feb 20, 2017, 15:31 jdreyer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 14:18:
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 12:19:
Guess Sony doesn't like making money. Yet another console exclusive that could have sold 10X as much by releasing on all platforms.

seems that way... its definitely generic enough to sell like a motherfucker everywhere

id imagine it extends dev time quite a bit tho... also things may not be possible to optimize in the same way

i remember playing god of war 3 and Uncharted 3 (which were exclusive) and just wondering why they looked so incredible and ran so perfectly compared to all the other shit games on PS3... actually pissed me off and sealed the deal on me not wanting to buy any more consoles for a while
Given that all consoles are now x86, it's definitely easier to port to PC or XB1 than ever before. I'm sure all the usual cynical reasons for exclusivity apply here.

Maybe if the game is a big success we'll see the sequel on all platforms. That being said it doesn't sound like we're missing much.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 20, 2017, 15:21 jdreyer
 
descender wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 15:15:
And no one seems to recall Karl Rove deleting 22 million white house e-mails back in the good ol W Bush years.

Double irony, the one they are currently using is still literally that same server.

Triple irony, I read that the Trump campaign email was run on an unsecured 2003 exchange box.

'Scuse me while I go punch the wall.

I'm sure the FBI will be investigating and dropping accusatory memos about it a week before the next election.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 20, 2017, 15:18 jdreyer
 
I suppose it was inevitable.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 20, 2017, 14:11 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 11:42:
But dons android phone is safe and not a remote control listening device, right? because reasons...

Hey, but at least he doesn't have an unsecured email server!!11
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2017, 13:47 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 12:25:
Well it's "Family Day" in Canada. How arbitrary is that? Whatever works. Everyone just wants a day off in Feb.

Election day in the USA needs to be a holiday.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 20, 2017, 13:42 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 20, 2017, 11:42:
But dons android phone is safe and not a remote control listening device, right? because reasons...

Why bother hacking his phone when you have compromising pics of him banging Russian prostitutes?
 
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News Comments > Hearts of Iron IV Sells 500K Copies
3. Re: Hearts of Iron IV Sells 500K Copies Feb 20, 2017, 13:20 jdreyer
 
Ah, to be young and single and have the time to dedicate to a game like this...  
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