Bard wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 13:32:PunkiBastardo wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 10:27:
Hadn't read about these wackos before, but I had a good laugh with the videos and all those homoerotic stories. Go internet!
Unfortunately the whole 'wackos' portrayal is meant to distract from a very real issue.
The US Government has been breaking its own laws trying to railroad people off land where rich resources have been discovered.
This is really about resistance to Tyranny, not wackos.
Typical COINTELPRO tactic, and one even Ghandi spoke about.
Rattlehead wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 17:03:Jagacademy wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 15:23:Fixed that for you
"Contrary to my opinion"
verybad1 wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 14:14:
Uhh, Descent had it's day, but is there seriously ANY purpose for having a concern about money from those old games now? I can't imagine playing them now myself, they're just TOO effing old...
Siygess wrote on Dec 25, 2015, 17:09:
A solid B- as a sci-fi film
Tumbler wrote on Dec 15, 2015, 22:35:
It takes time to build out single player content once the tools and the engine are ready and it feels like company's are simply shipping a product and then pressing on to "finish" the original game and call it a sequel.
LiTh wrote on Dec 15, 2015, 23:44:
7days2die's Alpha13 just released, its a lot of fun and i can recommend it.
nin wrote on Dec 14, 2015, 20:37:siapnar wrote on Dec 14, 2015, 20:22:
This game is a beaut
I wasn't sure what to make of it at first, until the creative director came out and gave a nice little speech. It had a lot of heart, and you could tell he genuinely loved what he did. It was a neat, heart warming moment to watch...
Primalchrome wrote on Dec 13, 2015, 20:09:
I have about 100 hours in FO4 and have really enjoyed it. The frustration that made me put it down for a while is that I don't really like any of the factions. I want the Institute to prevail....but only after I've gone through and slaughtered most of the upper management, including my 'son'. They don't seem receptive to my furthering their cause every time I go down that path...
Helldivers has been fun on the Playstation with my kids. If you want to demo it, download Alien Swarm on Steam and play that for free. Almost the same gameplay....but HD is a bit more in depth.
JoeNapalm wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 15:36:Simon Says wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 12:38:
THREE DLC PACKS ON RELEASE? You gotta be fucking kidding me... Well, here goes one game which I was awaiting with great anticipation to buy that I'll be pirating on release with all DLCs included. Fuck'em.
Now MoO remake, don't make that same "DLC puke in the plate" mistake please. Thanks!
Yeah, same thing at the auto dealership! They wanted to charge more for everything beyond the base model, so I just stole the car.
That'll teach 'em!
I love how people talk themselves into being "idealists"...
Bodolza wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 17:35:shihonage wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 17:09:
I just pointed you to the most siccinct and entertaining source that actually enumerates the idiocy that those films are riddled with.
Succint? It's an hour and 45 minutes long. You're clearly not interested in having an actual discussion with your own opinions.
Anyone else able to offer up any plot-holes?
LittleMe wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 19:42:
No, long sentences would not act as a deterrent. Do long prison sentences stop the narcotic trade? No. Do speeding laws stop people from speeding? No. Do anti-piracy laws stop people from pirating? No.
TheVocalMinority wrote on Nov 28, 2015, 23:34:bigspender wrote on Nov 28, 2015, 19:18:
I'm not sure I see the big deal in this. I'm driving the car out in public after all, if somebody followed me and made notes I'd think it's weird, but I couldn't care less otherwise.
I wouldn't want it to be recording my conversations or recording me while I pick my nose at the traffic lights, but other than that, why are people so opposed to it? (genuine curious)
I didn't read TFA so I'm not sure what the issue is for these particular people. I suspect their objections to be a bit hypocritical given that they are probably quite happy to use privacy destrying malware and carry around devices that are tracking their every move.
The harms that come more generally from a loss of privacy have been talked about a lot, if you are generally curious I'm sure you can type "privacy harms" into google to find out what people think (and I'm sure the fact that google is also tracking you isn't going to bother you either). My favourite talk on the topic is by Eban Moglen and called "There is no first law of robotics".
But otherwise let me ask you this - you draw a line between someone following you around taking notes as being OK but recording your conversations or photograhing you picking your nose not being OK. What is it about these latter things that makes them the kind of Surveillance you object to?