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Rilcon
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Since February 24, 2020

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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Aug 8, 2022, 00:54
Rilcon
 
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 8, 2022, 00:54
Aug 8, 2022, 00:54
 Rilcon
 
G.oZ wrote on Aug 8, 2022, 00:39:
He has the intelligence to both understand and passionately talk about rocket science & particularly rocket engineering - there are multiple videos of him talking about it, including giving tours of SpaceX facilities - a company he founded - and answering many technical questions. To accuse him of being essentially a spokesperson regurgitating "bullet points" on "the technical bits" shows you really haven't actually listened to him talk about these things.
I have watched those videos, and heard him talk about all those things! And here's the really funny thing: I, a complete potato of a person, definitely not in any "top percentile", understood all of it, and knew about most of it before he made a public spectacle of the whole thing.
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Aug 7, 2022, 23:52
Rilcon
 
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 7, 2022, 23:52
Aug 7, 2022, 23:52
 Rilcon
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 23:22:
Rilcon wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 23:07:
G.oZ wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 22:54:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 22:33:
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 20:42:
Love or hate Musk, he's a pretty smart guy

On what evidence do you base this? He's clearly rich and he's clearly famous and he's clearly thin-skinned, but if he's ever said anything intelligent, he's good at hiding it.

If you ever listen to Musk talk about his actual companies and the tech behind the work, it is quite clear he's both intelligent and passionate about it. I am a huge fan of SpaceX. He has a pretty darn good understanding of rocket science (even if he might not technically be a rocket scientist) - and loves "geeking out" talking about it.

It's just rather sad he has personality flaws/issues which turn him into a giant douche a lot of the time.
Or he just reads the weekly company newsletters and gets someone to collate some bullet points for him on the technical bits. Nothing I've heard from the guy points to him being any sort of genius, just rich and investing it in tech-related companies rather than just yachts and vineyards, and ensuring everyone knows about who's behind the checkbook so he can overshadow the actual researchers, engineers, and scientists that do the real work.

So which beloved pet did he run over?
Ah, very clever, make it out to be like I'm a little child personally offended by him. Very mature! Here's a reverse: how's his dick taste?
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Aug 7, 2022, 23:07
Rilcon
 
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 7, 2022, 23:07
Aug 7, 2022, 23:07
 Rilcon
 
G.oZ wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 22:54:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 22:33:
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 20:42:
Love or hate Musk, he's a pretty smart guy

On what evidence do you base this? He's clearly rich and he's clearly famous and he's clearly thin-skinned, but if he's ever said anything intelligent, he's good at hiding it.

If you ever listen to Musk talk about his actual companies and the tech behind the work, it is quite clear he's both intelligent and passionate about it. I am a huge fan of SpaceX. He has a pretty darn good understanding of rocket science (even if he might not technically be a rocket scientist) - and loves "geeking out" talking about it.

It's just rather sad he has personality flaws/issues which turn him into a giant douche a lot of the time.
Or he just reads the weekly company newsletters and gets someone to collate some bullet points for him on the technical bits. Nothing I've heard from the guy points to him being any sort of genius, just rich and investing it in tech-related companies rather than just yachts and vineyards, and ensuring everyone knows about who's behind the checkbook so he can overshadow the actual researchers, engineers, and scientists that do the real work.
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Aug 7, 2022, 20:56
Rilcon
 
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 7, 2022, 20:56
Aug 7, 2022, 20:56
 Rilcon
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 20:42:
Has anyone else noticed that instead of Twitter saying "Ok pay us the 1 billion for walking away from the deal", that they are wanting to force him to complete the purchase?
They are obligated to and would get sued by their shareholders if they didn't. This little ordeal, where Musk decided to waive his due diligence and just rush into the purchase when Twitter called his bluff, negatively affected the company's stock value to the point it's their responsibility to shareholders to pursue the completion of the sale.
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Aug 7, 2022, 20:17
Rilcon
 
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 7, 2022, 20:17
Aug 7, 2022, 20:17
 Rilcon
 
WebSoldier wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 20:01:
Give me a break, Twitter committed fraud! The twitter CEO definitely went into the sale with disclosing false facts and believing that the original price tag should be exist or lawsuit?!?! LOL HAHAHAHA! Have fun, your going to have a good lesson to learn! Be honest or don't bother trying to sell to Musk, never will happen!
I took psychic damage reading this.
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Aug 7, 2022, 17:45
Rilcon
 
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 7, 2022, 17:45
Aug 7, 2022, 17:45
 Rilcon
 
G.oZ wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 17:01:
Twitter should just play smart and ignore everything from Musk
This. Twitter has absolutely nothing to gain by paying any attention to Musk's desperate clownish ego-starved tweets. Let the child of slavers dig his own public grave.
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Re: Biz Buzz
Aug 6, 2022, 00:52
Rilcon
 
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Re: Biz Buzz Aug 6, 2022, 00:52
Aug 6, 2022, 00:52
 Rilcon
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 5, 2022, 22:34:
We can go off the evidence. If Farm Heroes and Candy Crush were crushing it, Activision-Blizzard would have implemented a similar nickel-and-diming "reasonableness" in DI.
Not having actually played, I sort of assumed DI does have various systems that give you a tiny boost/prizes for "small" mtx, and that most of the hoopla is based around people trying to "100%" the game as fast as possible, combined with it being as big of an IP as Diablo.
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Re: Biz Buzz
Aug 5, 2022, 19:09
Rilcon
 
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Re: Biz Buzz Aug 5, 2022, 19:09
Aug 5, 2022, 19:09
 Rilcon
 
To note is that Activision bought King Games a whiles ago, and those simple little mobiles games have been engineered to be so addictive and easy to spend money on that they'd put Vegas casinos to shame (and probably be illegal).

Activision says that King titles like Candy Crush and Farm Heroes brought in over $680 million.

(that's 3/4ths of their mobile earnings)
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Re: Far Cry 6 Free Weekend Begins
Aug 4, 2022, 23:12
Rilcon
 
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Re: Far Cry 6 Free Weekend Begins Aug 4, 2022, 23:12
Aug 4, 2022, 23:12
 Rilcon
 
Far Cry is really weird in how each iteration seems to cut out something that was really fun in the previous ones. And it's worse with FC6 because it didn't even add anything new that was fun. Like, the whole base capture stuff I used to enjoy because of all the stealth gameplay, but in FC6 that's been seriously watered down and base capture is just a boring mechanical task to repeat on copy-pasted areas.

It also really doesn't help that there's vegetation everywhere and AI can see right through it and nail you while strafing all over the place, or that the city, the most interesting area, is awfully obnoxious to navigate...

FC series has had a lot of really fun and interesting stuff, but it's gotten to be two steps back for every step forward for a while now =/
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Re: OotB: 41 Years!
Aug 1, 2022, 20:45
Rilcon
 
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Re: OotB: 41 Years! Aug 1, 2022, 20:45
Aug 1, 2022, 20:45
 Rilcon
 
Not much that hasn't been said already, but...

Over the many years I've been online, I've been in a lot of sites/communities, big and small, that end up with a handful of prominent posters that, due to their "seniority" and overall prolific posting / high activity, seem to always be testing the limits and getting only a light slap on the wrist when they go to far. You don't after all, want to lose one of your most active members and longstanding members, right?

Others have already mentioned blocking/ignoring, and the problem with how doing so doesn't fix "the problem", just hides it a bit, and discussions and comment sections still go awry anyway.

More importantly, I think, is that the more prolific posters set the tone, in more than one way; new users that come by and see what/how they post and how it's "OK" might behave the same way, while existing users grow tired of the constant craziness or outright vileness and leave, and heated "arguments" become a constant and overtake actual discussions, even aside of any political/social issues.

I've always enjoyed this site because it was a straight forward news aggregator and the comments, while few, were generally pretty sane, insightful, and actually related to the topic at hand. A nice escape from the larger sites that over-editorialize the simplest bit of news and have comment sections full of inane diatribes and outright trolling and ragebaiting.

Anyway... y'all have a good night
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Re: Fanatical Quits Acquitted
Jul 31, 2022, 22:56
Rilcon
 
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Re: Fanatical Quits Acquitted Jul 31, 2022, 22:56
Jul 31, 2022, 22:56
 Rilcon
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 31, 2022, 18:31:
* REMOVED *
This is pretty much the point where if someone like this is allowed on the site and apparently constantly treated with kiddy gloves, I just gotta dip out. The randos coming and going with their hot takes, sure, happens everywhere, but some posters have a longstanding history of this crap and after a while the place just stinks.

This comment was edited on Jul 31, 2022, 23:22.
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Re: Fanatical Quits Acquitted
Jul 31, 2022, 15:16
Rilcon
 
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Re: Fanatical Quits Acquitted Jul 31, 2022, 15:16
Jul 31, 2022, 15:16
 Rilcon
 
WebSoldier wrote on Jul 31, 2022, 15:10:
okay child or is a man child still living with your parents? Go ahead and change history to your liking.
wut?
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Re: Fanatical Quits Acquitted
Jul 31, 2022, 13:34
Rilcon
 
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Re: Fanatical Quits Acquitted Jul 31, 2022, 13:34
Jul 31, 2022, 13:34
 Rilcon
 
This'll be a fun thread full of level headed and rational posts, I'm sure of it.
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Re: Skin Plagiarism Accusation Dogs Call of Duty: Warzone
Jul 30, 2022, 19:16
Rilcon
 
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Re: Skin Plagiarism Accusation Dogs Call of Duty: Warzone Jul 30, 2022, 19:16
Jul 30, 2022, 19:16
 Rilcon
 
It's wild that this keeps happening. What the hell is the concepting phase for new characters at Activision like? Everywhere I've been concept artists produce a shitload of exploration sketches before settling on a few ideas and producing a bunch of alternates; meanwhile this isn't even the first time it looks like Activision just straight up copied someone else's stuff. Is there no oversight? Does some concept artist just phone in a "final design" and that's it?
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Re: Street Artist Simulator Announced
Jul 28, 2022, 02:52
Rilcon
 
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Re: Street Artist Simulator Announced Jul 28, 2022, 02:52
Jul 28, 2022, 02:52
 Rilcon
 
MeanJim wrote on Jul 26, 2022, 22:35:
Rilcon wrote on Jul 26, 2022, 01:23:
So when do we get Shoplift Five Finger Discount Simulator? Before or after Home Invasion Extreme Houseviewing Simulator?
Well, a home invasion simulator has already been out for a while now.
Well I'll be damned...
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Re: No Co-op Matchmaking for Halo Infinite
Jul 26, 2022, 01:26
Rilcon
 
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Re: No Co-op Matchmaking for Halo Infinite Jul 26, 2022, 01:26
Jul 26, 2022, 01:26
 Rilcon
 
I never expected it to... do people actually play coop with complete strangers?
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Re: Street Artist Simulator Announced
Jul 26, 2022, 01:23
Rilcon
 
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Re: Street Artist Simulator Announced Jul 26, 2022, 01:23
Jul 26, 2022, 01:23
 Rilcon
 
So when do we get Shoplift Five Finger Discount Simulator? Before or after Home Invasion Extreme Houseviewing Simulator?
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jul 19, 2022, 04:08
Rilcon
 
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Re: Quoteworthy Jul 19, 2022, 04:08
Jul 19, 2022, 04:08
 Rilcon
 
What's kind of funny is that before this change, all sims were bi and totally up for shagging anyone at any time and there was nothing you could do about it :p

Anyway, given how heavily "interpersonal relationships" are the focus of the game it's weird it didn't ship like this to start with, and bizarre that anyone that's actually interested in a game like it would ever have an issue with it. The announcement post is very baity, though; this is still a corp, after all, and they definitely angled for what kind of PR would get them the most social media kudos and game journo attention.

This comment was edited on Jul 19, 2022, 04:22.
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Re: The Sims 4 Adding Sexual Orientation
Jul 16, 2022, 05:51
Rilcon
 
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Re: The Sims 4 Adding Sexual Orientation Jul 16, 2022, 05:51
Jul 16, 2022, 05:51
 Rilcon
 
Armengar wrote on Jul 16, 2022, 04:31:
it might be my european heritage but it always amazes me how people get so het up over a man kissing another man or a woman marrying another woman.

get over it already, it really doesnt affect you. worry more about people shooting each other or stabbing each other.

It definitely isn't your "European heritage", unless Hungary, Poland, Italy, etc. don't count as Europe...
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Re: GTA6 Development Puts a Hit on Red Dead Online
Jul 8, 2022, 04:57
Rilcon
 
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Re: GTA6 Development Puts a Hit on Red Dead Online Jul 8, 2022, 04:57
Jul 8, 2022, 04:57
 Rilcon
 
Really fucking bold to imply RDR2 ever had any support worth noting.

It's been 5 years and all of 3-4 of anemic activity updates, and otherwise... crud like new ponchos and horse blankets.

And what's gonna be super cool: even after support is wholly dropped, Rockstar will still DMCA and sue any modder that has the absolute gall to try to improve the game for free for anyone else.
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