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Nickname Asmodai
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
79. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Mar 28, 2017, 19:12 Asmodai
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 19:18:
@Asmodai - My spell checker can't even.
http://i.imgur.com/C8OiiCh.png

It's serendipitous that one of the phrases is "pronouns head hurts"...

Beamer wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 19:42:
Once again, no surprise the guy that uses "snowflake" has no clue what he's talking about.

Except that c16 criminalises it in regards to hate speech, and much like the QUT students in Australia that got slapped under our retarded 18c provisions, the process of successfully defending yourself against spurious charges of hate speech, brought subjectively by the "offended", can be ruinous. Never mind the chilling effect on free speech in general because people aren't sure where the subjective edge of the cliff is and err on the side of caution.

And it's already a reality in the US for more than just employers...

Link

The NYCHRL [New York City Human Rights Law] requires employers[, landlords, and all businesses and professionals] to use an [employee’s, tenant’s, customer’s, or client’s] preferred name, pronoun and title (e.g., Ms./Mrs.) regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth, anatomy, gender, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on the individual’s identification.

So yeah, it's not just as cut and dried as you like to make it out to be. Peterson already has his employer and a large number of staff claiming that parts of what he has said to date is hate speech, despite the fact that he's never actually expressed even a vague distaste for trans people, let alone full blown hatred...

I'm curious though, what are your personal pronouns Beamer? You obviously feel very strongly about this so I assume you actually have some skin in this game. I wouldn't want to offend, so we might as well get this out of the way now.

I really hope you aren't a straight white male appropriating trans rage. That would be fairly tragic. /giggle
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 28, 2017, 18:42 Asmodai
 
descender wrote on Mar 28, 2017, 11:00:
Asmodai, do you want to know why no one is debating that parents should be more involved and careful about letting their kids use the internet? The article was literally about that... instructing how to use the content control filters on youtube. Are you too busy being "so fucking brilliant" to even read it and realize that?

What Beamer actually called you out for is your propensity to label people as snowflakes and SJW's in order to make yourself feel better... and that basically being a giant red flag for an opinion being about as deep as a puddle of water. He couldn't have been more accurate. Example #2: Timmeh

So please go on and keep rambling about exactly what the article was intended to address. You've been to this page 3 times now and still not accidentally read the thing you are commenting on. No one is laughing at you... I promise.

I guess you missed this part of the article while you were climbing up on your high horse... =)

"It's perfectly legitimate for a parent to believe that something called Peppa Pig is going to be Peppa Pig," she says. "And I think many of them have come to trust YouTube... as a way of entertaining your child for ten minutes while the parent makes a phone call. I think if it wants to be a trusted brand then parents should know that protection is in place."
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The company also suggested that parents use the YouTube Kids app, which is available for mobile phones and tablets, and turn on "restricted mode" which limits flagged content. It can be found at the bottom of any page on the YouTube site, but cautions that "no filter is 100% accurate".


It is not perfectly legitimate to trust anything on the web, you always need to do your due diligence. Don't toss the kid in front of Youtube when you want to make a fucking phone call, problem solved. Maybe we should just all click those emails claiming to be from our bank saying that our account is overdrawn and please address immediately... /eyeroll

As for propensity, I've used the term snowflake in exactly one comments section. Beamer has his tits in a twist over gender neutral post comments and we've had very little to do with each other before that. As trends go, that's a pretty small sample size. Reeks of oversensitivity, dare I say 'snowflake-ism', when an opinion (and not even a really offensive one imo) causes people to burst in to indignant, self righteous flames... =)

Ciao!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 28, 2017, 00:37 Asmodai
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 21:05:
Beamer wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 11:02:
You know someone will never, ever have an opinion worth hearing, or that isn't related to their own selfish and obnoxious concerns, when the run around using "snowflake" to describe other people.

They're always, unanimously, utter failures at life.

Pay attention to him, people. There's no one else here with his special insight on selfish and obnoxious opinions based on an inflated opinion of themselves (not to mention a keen understanding of failure). You are in the presence of a master...

/grin

It's dreadfully ironic just how much he lacks the self awareness to see that he has become the quintessential thin skinned SJW.

He hasn't even addressed the topic at hand, ie. inappropriate material that looks like children's entertainment slipping in to kids hands. Too busy bursting in to flames because I have the temerity to demand that parents should actually take care of their kids. What fucking cheek I have...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 28, 2017, 00:27 Asmodai
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 22:43:
What do you wanna bet that Asmodei is on his 3rd bowl of popcorn, that cunning little snowflake.

Actually I hadn't dropped by to check up on how far up his own ass Beamer was tunneling tbh, but he sure doesn't disappoint...

I stand by my original statement. Anyone who let's a 3 year old (or a 7 year old, which is where my son is at at the mo) browse the internet without vetting their content is too fucking lazy to be a parent and wants to offload their parental responsibilities to everyone else...

So yeah, fuck those selfish douchebags who do not love their kids enough to be a true parent. Those that are too pig ignorant to spend the time to work out how to put a parental lock on their computers. Make it everyone else problem to take care of your kid.

And as for Beamer and his ilk, who lead with their glass chins and insults, good luck to you guys. Sling your insults, make your wild guesses, cast your aspersions. You can even make believe you're hitting the mark if you wish.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
67. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Mar 27, 2017, 18:29 Asmodai
 
Blue wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 11:31:
As for that different topic, I always feel it is easy enough to refer to people the way they prefer. That's just simple respect and doesn't seem that difficult.

Probably helps that USA hasn't gone full retard like Canada and made it illegal to misgender someone, even accidentally.

If you're talking about the micro scale (ie. personal interactions), then sure, that's just polite.

But on a macro scale?

Jeebus...


Nominative (subject) Accusative (object) Possessive adjective Possessive pronoun Reflexive
Elverson[1] ey laughed I kissed em eir head hurts that is eirs ey feeds emself
Spivak (original)[2] e laughed I kissed em eir head hurts that is eirs e feeds emself
Spivak variants e / ey laughed I kissed em / eir eir head hurts that is eirs e / ey feeds emself / eirself
sie and hir[3] sie laughed I kissed hir hir head hurts that is hirs sie feeds hirself
s/he and hir[4] s/he laughed I kissed hir hir head hurts that is hirs s/he feeds hirself
ze and hir[5] ze laughed I kissed hir hir head hurts that is hirs ze feeds hirself
xe[6] xe laughed I kissed xem xyr head hurts that is xyrs xe feeds xemself/xyrself
ve[7] ve laughed I kissed ver vis head hurts that is vis ve feeds verself
vey[8] vey laughed I kissed ve vy head hurts that is vyn vey feeds vyself
ze and mer[9] ze laughed I kissed mer zer head hurts that is zers ze feeds zemself
e, em, es[10] e laughed I kissed em es head hurts
e, em, e's[11] e laughed I kissed em e's head hurts that is e's e feeds emself
e and het e laughed I kissed het het head hurts that is hets e feeds hetself
thon[12][13][14] thon laughed I kissed thon thons head hurts that is thon's thon feeds thonself
Humanist[15][16] hu laughed I kissed hum hus head hurts that is hus hu feeds huself
hesh hesh laughed I kissed hesh hesh's head hurts that is hesh's hesh feeds heshself
ne ne laughed I kissed nem nir head hurts that is nirs ne feeds nemself
hiser or his'er [17] he'er laughed I kissed him'er/himer his'er/hiser head hurts that is his'ers/hisers
en en laughed I kissed en ens head hurts that is ens en feeds enself
hi hi laughed I kissed hem hes head hurts that is hes hi feeds hemself
le le laughed I kissed lim lis head hurts that is lis le feeds limself
himer himer laughed I kissed himer himer's head hurts that is himers himer feeds himerself
ir ir laughed I kissed iro irs head hurts that is irs ir feeds irself
se se laughed I kissed sim sis head hurts that is sis se feeds simself
hse hse laughed I kissed hse hse's head hurts that is hse's hse feeds hseself
co co laughed I kissed co cos head hurts that is co's co feeds coself
tey, tem, ter[18] tey laughed I kissed tem ter head hurts that is ters
tey tey laughed I kissed tem term head hurts that is terms term feeds termself
shkle shkle laughed I kissed shkler/shklim shklers head hurts that is shklers term feeds shklimself
ze ze laughed I kissed zim zees head hurts that is zees ze feeds zeeself
per[19] per laughed I kissed per pers head hurts that is pers per feeds perself
na na laughed I kissed nan nas head hurts that is nas na feeds naself
en en laughed I kissed ar es head hurts that is es en feeds arself
rim rim laughed I kissed run ris head hurts that is ris rim feeds rimself.
ae ae laughed I kissed ae ae's head hurts that is ae's ae feeds aeself
ay ay laughed I kissed ay ay's head hurts that is ay's ay feeds ayself
et et laughed I kissed et ets head hurts that is ets et feeds etself
heshe heshe laughed I kissed hen hes head hurts that is hes heshe feeds hemself
hann hann laughed I kissed hann hanns head hurts that is hanns hann feeds hannself
herm herm laughed I kissed herm herm's head hurts that is herm's herm feeds hermself
phe phe laughed I kissed phe phe's head hurts that is phe's phe feeds phe's self


Sorry, ain't nobody got time for that shit...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
66. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Mar 27, 2017, 18:22 Asmodai
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 01:49:
You just compared being born differently, in a way that harms no one other than asking them to use a different pronoun, to wanting to have sex with 8 year old boys, and therefore nothing you ever say, about any topic, is worth listening to. You aren't terribly good at critically thinking.

Incorrect. Typical of a SJW to instantly nitpick the one thing they think can disqualify someone from the conversation rather than actually address things with anything other than the standard party line, which requires only spouting the same shit over and over again. The example is hyperbolic, sure, but it is certainly legitimate. How far must society bend to make everyone comfortable, rather than according all the same basic rights and then letting the system run itself from there? \= )

Instead of teaching people to overcome adversity, this sort of mollycoddling reinforces their status as permanent victims. Handicapped rather than handicapable... And a great many of "them" (ie. trans etc) are quite capable of taking care of themselves without well intentioned bleeding hearts constantly jumping to their defense.

So you can take your smug, holier than thou bullshit and shove it up your ass mate because, much like a devouring mother, you're really doing the people you purport to support nothing good.

As Schwarzenegger said yesterday, the people you are demeaning are likely infinitely better, and more valuable, humans than yourself, but keep thinking you're more worthwhile than them.

/shrug I don't think I'm more or less worthwhile than a group of people the majority of which I've never met. I don't envy their lives and think that it must take great fortitude to be stuck living so differently from others. I completely support equal rights/recognition, marriage equality etc, and as I said, if I am asked in person to use different pronouns, I will. (you must have missed that bit when you were getting all fucking salty)

Of course, you don't know me or the things I've been through and don't really care, so I guess your bleeding heart only runs so far before it stops giving a shit.. Not that I want you to of course, I'm a big boy and can take care of myself without someone leaping to my defense, but it's interesting that people that make a big show of just how much they care can be so damned insensitive... /grin
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 27, 2017, 10:14 Asmodai
 
K, which idiot let's a 3 year old watch the internet without screening their content?

Sorry snowflakes, but if you're too fucking dumb to realise that it's a jungle out there, then your kids are going to see a lot of awful fucking stuff.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Mar 26, 2017, 00:35 Asmodai
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:40:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 18:54:
"Gender-neutral pronoun." That would be entirely appropriate to apply to gender-neutral outer-space aliens lived on earth. However, the entire human race has gender; and has always had gender since the beginning. People cannot say I am "X" when they are biological "Y."

You should consider reading up a bit before chiming in, as you don't appear to know what gender is.

Actually, he's correct.

There is biological sex.

There is gender.

And then there is gender identity.

The first two are related to biology, the first being an absolute definition, the second being a social construct to encompass the biological reality and the third is a subjective, personal definition.

I am quite content with people to identify with whatever they want, but to claim their gender is not explicitly related to their sex is incorrect. I am even quite happy to use whatever pronouns a person requests in person if I mistakenly misgender them. But I'm not going to jump through hoops guessing or restricting myself to a single universal pronoun in the hopes of not offending the less than 1%.

Beamer wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 20:26:
You're making it a thing. For a guy that preaches so much, you're weirdly unwilling to make a minor change in your own behavior to make others much, much more comfortable.

Lol, "comfortable"... How far out of our way should we go to make every person on the planet comfortable? Do we allow for NAMBLA members to be "comfortable" just because they have a different subjective perspective to us?

Not that I'm inferring that people who identify as anything other than the bog standard genders are doing anything wrong, they certainly are not. But once you start down the rabbit hole of catering to every individual whim, you incidentally justify every subjective whim, even the ones we would deem illegal...

Categorisation of people in to groups is a way for our minds to deal with the infinite variety of humanity on a more reasonable basis. With 7+ billion humans, we can instantly cut the list to "male/female" with a tiny % of a % being biologically "other". Hence why the classic gendered pronouns exist.

And side note, what a privileged world we live in that we can sit around and argue the intricacies of providing emotional comfort for a statistically insignificant part of our society by manufacturing ways to address them without causing offense. At any other time in human history (and let's face it, for the majority of the current world population right now), this is an absurdly decadent luxury.

Bitterbug wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 21:46:
XX, XY, XXY, XXX, XXXX, XXXY, etc and so on. Our genes and chromosomes do all kinds of neat things you can't wrap your head around, apparently.

Actually, those are abnormalities, genetic mutations. They generally result in physiological and mental issues and have not bred to a number significant enough to represent a divergent evolution of humankind. Survival of the fittest will sometimes accept the freak specimen over the regular, but this has not happened in this case.

Incidentally, I find the flippant use of the words "neat things" to be vaguely offensive, as if it's good to have broken genetics, but don't worry about it, I'm no snowflake.

If this seems grossly insensitive to the individuals afflicted with genuine chromosomal disorders, it is. Science doesn't care for your feelings when you're falling to your death due to gravity, and it doesn't give a shit how legitimate you feel about your extra chromosomes..
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
45. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 16:47 Asmodai
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 12:26:
What is wrong with people that they have to whine about animations in a bioware game? Just so you know, I am laughing at anyone that thinks that is important.

I will bet Bioware is loving all the complaints, free advertising for a game that will probably set records.

Perhaps because ME in the past has hit true heights that made people really love the serious and ergo flaws are doubly disappointing?

For all the flaws at the end of ME3, the rest of the game was fucking fantastic. The party in the Citadel was one of the best moments in gaming for me, just enjoyed the shit out of it.

Reminds me of Vampire TM:Bloodlines, which had great heights and awful bugs piled together. If ME was just another line of shovelware games, no one would be making a big deal about it.

edit: Full credit to Origin for bandwidth as well, currently downloading at 10 MB/sec on my 100Mbit VDSL connection in Aus (just over an hour for 43 gig).
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Video
6. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Video Mar 15, 2017, 00:05 Asmodai
 
Wonder if my beloved Geth Juggernaught will be back...

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
17. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 11, 2017, 00:28 Asmodai
 
Rigs wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 20:34:
I've got a bad feeling about this. It's as if a million voices cried out in terror and then Mass Effect: Andromeda was suddenly released.

Oh wait, wrong franchise. To boldly go where LA Noire's face technology (from six years ago) obviously never dared to...damn!

Let's see...If you go to Andromeda, you will di-...shit!

This isn't the Mass Effect you're looking for...ahh, came full circle! I give up! Wacko

=-Rigs-=

Mad props for a Babylon 5 reference.

I'm a bit that the original storyline is being departed from, I'm so attached to that series for all it's flaws...
 
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News Comments > BattleTech Beta Delay and Release Date Outlook
3. Re: BattleTech Beta Delay and Release Date Outlook Mar 7, 2017, 10:43 Asmodai
 
As long as they communicate what's going on, /shrug, I'm good.

It's when dev's miss dates and clam up that you get suspicious.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games New Project Plans
6. Re: Hello Games New Project Plans Mar 3, 2017, 11:06 Asmodai
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 10:46:
Think of this, many shit on EA games... well most still actively develop and fully focus on these offerings. I see if you put out a game in relatively the same shape but call it finished... you can just move on, fire and forget. So ponder that for a while, in a case like this EA has the advantage, still sole focus, at least for most.

I ponder your sentence structure and grammar, because that is nigh unreadable...

And as for Hello Games. Goodbye cunts. Fool me once..
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
58. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2017, 22:06 Asmodai
 
People keep complaining about how a retarded ape is going to be the next president, but don't seem to understand how that came to occur.

They blame racists and rednecks, but racists and rednecks did not design the electoral system, the rampant gerrymandering, the grotesque manipulation of the primaries etc.

They ignore just how badly everyone failed to read the discontent in the middle ground moderates, assuming they were safely locked up for Hillary. When you ignore and disenfranchise a part of the electoral population, you risk a lot because their one vote is worth as much as any one vote.

They complain that he isn't their president, but what was the count of voters in the election? 140 million odd? Out of 330 million? If you can't even form a quorom for an election of the "most powerful person in the world", then what legitimacy does any US president have?

If you have a truly democratically elected president, then stop blaming the orangutan, and stop blaming the people who voted for him, and start looking honestly at all the things that could be done but no one every bothers. Trump is the result of a protest vote against the establishment. I think people would vote for ebola over "the establishment" sometimes. And if you can't work out why the current establishment is awful, the Trump is the president you deserve.
 
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News Comments > The Division Free Weekend
7. Re: The Division Free Weekend Dec 15, 2016, 08:54 Asmodai
 
ps. At max level "loot grind" is laughable, I completed my 3rd try at survival and managed to get 13 loot crates, boosting from 210 to 256 (item cap) basically straight away. Went to global tier 5 and had a blast against really tough enemies.

Survival can be done in groups or solo, and I really do recommend it, it's bloody challenging.

Can't speak to PvP, I avoid it like the plague, but apparently cheating has decreased significantly.
 
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News Comments > The Dwarves Released
6. Re: The Dwarves Released Dec 2, 2016, 03:33 Asmodai
 
If you haven't read the novels yet and do like a bit of a departure from the standard Western style fantasy, these are great. Got all of em after picking the first one up in an airport and couldn't put it down.

Looking forward to giving the game a whirl when my dance card frees up.
 
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News Comments > The Dwarves Trailer
3. Re: The Dwarves Trailer Nov 18, 2016, 03:44 Asmodai
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 12:48:
This game looks somewhat interesting. You've got my attention at the very least, if you have a 4+ person party based, isometric(-ish) fantasy or sci-fi combat heavy game... I'll read up on The Dwarves a bit.

The books (I've read them all) are quite enjoyable as long as you are prepared to take on board the cultural background of the writer (German iirc). Much like the Nightwatch books, they differ dramatically from Western tropes and plotlines.

Crazy that someone has made a game of this already when other fantasy IP's haven't made it to game or movie (Gemmel's Legend books for example), but I'm quite interested to give it a whirl.
 
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News Comments > Defunct Digital Homicide Drops Lawsuit
14. Re: Defunct Digital Homicide Drops Lawsuit Oct 1, 2016, 15:32 Asmodai
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 13:21:
Let a company making shitty games fail because they make shitty games and no one buys them. End of story. Don't take it upon yourself to harass them off the planet.

These guys brought this shit on themselves.

Everyone knows that out of the billions of people on the net, there is a guaranteed % that are going to say the worst possible things. It's not nice, it's not cool, but it's a reality.

So when you flip unity assets to turn out complete shovelware and go after anyone who calls you on it, it's pretty understandable that there would be a over the top reaction...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Oct 1, 2016, 01:25 Asmodai
 
Bumpy wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 20:43:
Cutter wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 18:55:
Now there's a game that needs to be remade.

Please, no. It will get consolized and ruined.

While the gameplay was fun, it was the soundtrack and the way they captured that 70's car chase movie feel that really made this game a winner.

Plus the children... The children are burning!
 
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News Comments > Endless Legend Tempest Announced
1. Re: Endless Legend Tempest Announced Aug 26, 2016, 18:45 Asmodai
 
If you love 4x or Civ etc, can't recommend EL highly enough. Fantastic game.  
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