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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
29. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 4, 2017, 19:11 Rilcon
Can you source to where wikileaks made those claims? I believe there's a difference between them publishing an email as-is and a third party like Alex Jones taking it well out of context and warping it into absurdity.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
26. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 4, 2017, 17:52 Rilcon
People have always trusted the intelligence communities
We must live in alternate realities; nobodies trusted these since the cold war started.

Nothing actually found in the Podesta emails (or the Clinton emails) was even remotely bad
I'd say the DNC clearly showing favoritism to Clinton over Sanders since day one was pretty bad. Also DNC/Clinton getting special access to interviewers / debate organizers to prepare questions for Clinton and against her opponents seems pretty bad. And there's how the Clinton foundation used the Clintons speeches and contacts in foreign countries and large companies to amass wealth and influence for reasons that don't seem very much related with charity and more "for profit", as was spelled out. Also how well tracked "top donors" are and the funny relation the numbers of zeroes have with positions in the state department. Those things seem pretty bad to me. Maybe not illegal, but nobody sane was hoping to find evidence of ritualistic murders or plans to bomb an orphanage.

The RNC was also hacked, but since they had an agenda none of those emails were released to the public.
That's your interpretation. Another one is that there was nothing of interest to anyone in them, or that the level of access had was less because of "better" security (aka hovering over a link before clicking it).

Since nothing of consequence was found in the emails there is no reason to be upset with anyone but the hackers. Hacking another nation's political process is an act of war. You should care who did it
All the hackers did was publish how politicians think and talk behind our backs. Also, they did nothing more than what the NYT did by revealing stolen Trump tax documents, and I remember people praising them for that.

And if this was an act of war then I guess the US is currently at war with a lot of countries.

When the cries of "show me proof" are answered with "here's proof" your first response can't be "well I don't trust you anymore!".
If by proof you mean the recent joint report, that's not proof. It just states that Russians would know how to do this and how, and that everything pointing to Russia is just speculation.

we can believe the CIA, who doesn't seem to have any particularly strong motive here
What strong motive did the CIA have to fund the cocaine trade into the US?
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jan 4, 2017, 17:27 Rilcon
Did they manage to nab the server code somehow, or create their own?

Don't you need to have bought WoW in a box to use this, anyway?

What's the moral difference between getting a free 11 year old version of a heavily patched/"updated" game you can't otherwise play officially, and getting an 11 year old abandonware game that's no longer sold?
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
23. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 4, 2017, 17:19 Rilcon
1. Why do people now trust the likes of the CIA or NSA?

2. Who even cares who "hacked" (very strong word for falling for a phishing attack...) the emails? It wasn't the russians writing those things, and the writers aren't disputing their veracity. If someone hacked your SO's phone and only showed you proof they were fooling with somone else, who would you be mad at?
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News Comments > Project IGI Developers Buy Back IP
9. Re: Project IGI Developers Buy Back IP Jan 3, 2017, 21:16 Rilcon
Whoa, Project IGI; that's one name I didn't expect to hear of again. Nostalgia...  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 6, 2016, 12:28 Rilcon
People blame fake news for making Trump president and consider it the worst thing ever, but when Trump's people say they'll move against fake news, it becomes protected speech...  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 6, 2016, 07:15 Rilcon
Good for him.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 29, 2016, 20:48 Rilcon
sir wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 20:14:
Oh scary wary woo, now the powers that be will know that I occasionally look at videos of large breasted ladies and like watching classic rock videos on Youtube. Somebody lock me up already. It seems to me that the only people scared of this legislation are those with something sinister to hide. It's akin to that crap that's often spouted about how the UK is a horrible place to live as it is the most surveilled country in the Western world. Really? Well, I've lived here all my life and the supposedly Orwellian observation is completely non-intrusive. Unlike, say, a round from a semi-automatic AR-15. But we don't have many civilians wandering about with those over here.

I don't mean to be insulting, but after having lived about equal time interspersed in the US, UK, mainland Europe, and also a few years in western Asia, I gotta say that this is one of the dumbest comments I've ever read online. Like, it's at that teetering point where it might be coming from a place of absolute blind ignorance, or blatant trolling; and these days, it's really hard to tell which.

Seriously, it ticks all the boxes for a quote from a model citizen in some dystopic novel. Funny how so many of those take place in the UK...
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 29, 2016, 19:10 Rilcon
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 18:59:
sir wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 18:04:
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 11:17:
Popular opposition to the law has already provoked over 133,000 citizens to sign a petition calling for its repeal, and although that is unlikely to happen, the petition's motion must now be considered by Parliament.

133,000 out of 65 million people. Kind of says it all about how most Brits value their privacy and allowing Big Brother to do whatever they want. Very sad indeed.

Actually it says more about how this story has successfully flown under the radar and received little coverage since it first became an issue, but don't let that get in the way of your obvious attempt at trolling.

It certainly flew under the radar in terms of public perception, but think about what that says about UK media... from outside (German viewpoint) it seemed like the UK media made a concerted effort to not mention this negatively. Even big proper news sites had opinion articles FOR this law. Meanwhile in Germany and elsewhere, it was considered as "something worse than 1984 put into law" (that was a sadly unofficial quote)

Meanwhile, the UN derided the law as and I quote "worse than scary" and found that the UK gov led an and I quote "orchestrated propaganda campaign through its allies in the media to get the law passed with public consent"

That is some scary shit, coming from the UN. Gotta say I am actually glad a country like that isn't in the EU for much longer

Pretty much this. I'm an expat now in Germany, but I lived in the UK for almost a decade and have lots of friends there, so kept myself abreast on this matter. It was one of the most revolting things I've ever witnessed, between the larger UK media just not covering much at all, and the complete lack of political opposition.

Multiple reports and public hearings with civilian experts from the industry and civil rights groups all trashing the entire thing, completely ignored. Whole thing was fast-tracked so hard. Like ffs, the voting for its approval was 3/4the empty because those that /said/ they opposed it were too spineless to attend and say anything.

US gets a lot of flak, much of it deserved, but even now it's a god damned utopia compared to the UK.
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News Comments > EVE Online F2P Launches
7. Re: EVE Online F2P Launches Nov 15, 2016, 13:00 Rilcon
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 12:10:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 11:49:
Also play the game that Donald Trump won the election off by saying Hillary Clinton has failed the USA with Benghazi and got one of the most influential players in EVE killed. Sean Smith AKA Vile Rat.
?? Whaa?

Sean Smith, one of the americans killed in the Benghazi attacks, was a "talking point" during and before the elections; it should be easy enough to find a few mentions of his name here and there, as well as his grieving mother's speech at the RNC denouncing Clinton.

He was known in EVE as Vile Rat, undoubtedly among the top 3 most influential players in the game, both in its virtual politics and social aspects, and as a player representative for the developers. He was also a Something Awful goon, but I'm not sure what pull if any he had over there that wasn't directly related to his EVE antics.

That's just general context, though; the exact meaning of that comment is something I'm unable to decipher.
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Statement
9. Re: SAG-AFTRA Statement Oct 20, 2016, 22:53 Rilcon
"secondary payments when games hit a certain level of success with consumers"

Fuck off. Most game VAs are utter garbage and are paid ridiculous amounts for less than a day's work comprising the entire game. Meanwhile the actual devs spend 2-4 years on the project and "only" get normal wages, nevermind royalties.

You should get paid for the work you do, not for the imaginary value you give it, not when most VA's could be replaced by random devs or people off the street pulled into the audio room for a few minutes were it not for these repulsive guilds and syndicates and still do a better job.

If you're going to have a cry about not being able to feed your family in between jobs, maybe get a steadier job.
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles
54. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles Oct 18, 2016, 19:43 Rilcon
A child-like part of me hopes they just say "oh, we need another few months for PC".

But right now I'm just bitter. Even if it is just PR spiel and a PC version is coming, it's a scumbag play.

And if there isn't at all, whoever made the call needs to get gout. On the tip of their pecker. PS4 /or/ Xbox exclusive I could understand, because that gives perks; but there's no reason to exclude PC in this day and age if you're already going for both those two, technical or otherwise.
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News Comments > More Red Dead Redemption Teasing?
3. Re: More Red Dead Redemption Teasing? Oct 17, 2016, 11:37 Rilcon
nin wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 11:28:
As long as it's not multi only, I'm all over it...

The multiple characters makes me think it's at least part multi...

Hopefully it's more a hint at having a posse or outlaw band to be in / manage.
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption Tease?
9. Re: Red Dead Redemption Tease? Oct 16, 2016, 15:26 Rilcon
Please be a new Red Dead, please be on PC...

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News Comments > Hitman Season Finale Details
2. Re: Hitman Season Finale Details Oct 12, 2016, 18:26 Rilcon
Commercially I have no idea.

I bought the "full game" early on and come back every few weeks when something like this is released or just to churn through some of the new "escalations" and challenges. The game is /a lot/ better than Absolution, much more like Blood Money, in terms of gameplay and feel. The ovearaching "story" is completely irrelevant to anything, utter fluff with no impact on the missions or anything, and really they could've saved themselves the budget used on those cutscenes

I enjoy it, was a decent buy.
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
42. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 10, 2016, 14:58 Rilcon
If this thing ever comes out, is just half of what's been promised over the years, and isn't a bug-ridden, janky disaster, sure, I can see myself putting down $50 or the like for it.

As it is, it's just a lot of really fancy tech demos and PR. I can see why people buy into the hype, though, which is why I'm staying well away from any "early demos" or long-presentations or whatever.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 27, 2016, 14:51 Rilcon
Acleacius wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 11:17:
UKs Top Police Warn That Modding Games May Turn Kids into Hackers
Or, idiot police have no idea what hackers or modders are, but needed a little fear to keep their budgets growing. Clearly they needed to get the word terrorist into their incompetent assessment.

Did you actually read the article?

The title is click-bait, the content is basically "police" trying to get people that like modding interested in cyber-security, law enforcement, or normal tech jobs.
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News Comments > TOXIKK & Free Trial Next Month
2. Re: TOXIKK & Free Trial Next Month Aug 20, 2016, 09:07 Rilcon
So, it's basically Unreal Tournament but made today?

I say that as a good thing.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
10. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 22, 2016, 05:23 Rilcon
"patenting math is bullshit"

What's the difference between complex mathematical equations and computer code? What makes the years of study and research to figure out a consistent way of generating certain geographic shapes worth less than the lines of code to make a few pixels move up and down a screen?

This isn't patenting "2+2=4", it's patenting the equivalent of a an instruction manual to build a car.
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News Comments > Dead Rising to Rise on PCs
10. Re: Dead Rising to Rise on PCs Jul 19, 2016, 18:50 Rilcon
Well I liked 1 (360) and 2 (PC) =/

Will consider if it's fixed up (and I imagine it will be). Especially if it gets coop.
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