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Signed On Mar 7, 2006, 02:54
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced
39. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced Dec 5, 2016, 03:44 bigspender
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 5, 2016, 03:40:
damn shame. a game about a company of mercs seems perfect for a coop campaign, esp. since the missions revolve around 4 player 'lances' of mechs.

Exactly! You could put in some lite features from a survival game to collect salvage etc. It'd be awesome.
 
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News Comments > Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition Announced
2. Re: Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition Announced Dec 1, 2016, 23:40 bigspender
 
Looking forward to playing this with Jack Black  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2016, 14:30 bigspender
 
'Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study.'

Politicians won't do jack shit. However we can stop eating meat/dairy/eggs and instantly reduce 50% of global warming. Go plant-based baby
The power and the responsibility is in our hands.


or.... start working on your mad max style dune buggy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2016, 02:28 bigspender
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 23:13:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 21:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 12:53:
I am just gonna leave this link here

What if jobs are the problem, not the solution

It made me realize that computerization of large portions of jobs may not be as far fetched and far away as I thought, and imo it should be a mandatory read, and should be seen as a new experience, to look at work from an different angle, and to look at the consequence of doing so, so leave your preconceptions about how "work builds character" at the door before entering.

And remember, Asian school children dominate math, but you know what they don't dominate? Cultural development. Those making culture are not the ones acing math and science and culture is what defines a nation, not it's jobs. Shouldn't this mean that we should strife to educate children so they further our culture and society, and not our economy?

Isn't Trump winning the perfect proof? Everyone puts so much value on jobs, everyone is sad and angry they lost their jobs, instead of creating something new out of that, something that does not benefit the economy, but the society of your nation, your neighborhood even, even if it's based on "entitlements" and even if you have to sustain yourself on a slightly lower luxury level... mhh, food for thought.

I'll agree that it's time to start thinking of a new paradigm. Most people enjoy "work" in order to have some purpose and stimulation in life. Just sitting around doing nothing sucks and saps your morale, leading to drug abuse, mental illness, and other issues. And here's a nasty quote from the article:

Almost half of employed adults in this country are eligible for food stamps (most of those who are eligible donít apply). The market in labour has broken down, along with most others.

Income inequality is just STUPID. How about instituting a living minimum wage, like $20 per hour? That would cut down on the user of government services is a massive way. Walmart and places like it actually train their workers to use government services to supplement their incomes. It's corporate welfare at its most pernicious.

The sad thing (because it is politically untenable) is that it would be a HUGE boon to the economy. Poor and lower middle income people spend their money, nearly all of it. This stimulates the economy by cycling the money through it. Rich people just sock it away, often overseas. Or they invest it, but trickle down economics has been pretty much proven to fail at this point.

I guess you don't understand math or economics. Taking other people's money and giving it to someone with no expectation of them doing anything to earn it would be hugely inefficient and wasteful. They will spend it on cheetos and beer and video games. It would be much smarter to take all that money you want to take from real earners, and give it back to those who produce in the form of tax breaks. They will then take that money and build something of value that deadbeats can choose to work for.

You Bernie fools are a riot. Go to Cuba and see your shit-hole commie/socialist utopia...or Venezuela. Seriously, go to one of those awesome places that gives everything to everyone. Only problem is that when the government runs out of people producing, runs out of their money, it turns evil. But, ya know free shit and Bernie. Idiots.

What does having a fair wage have to do with communism? I don't understand how you've made that connection.
 
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News Comments > BladeShield Next Week
2. Re: BladeShield Next Week Nov 22, 2016, 04:43 bigspender
 
VR has gone full Wii gimmick now  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2016, 18:16 bigspender
 
GM mosquitoes? No thanks, not after watching the last episode of Black Mirror.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Patch Complaints
5. Re: Battlefield 1 Patch Complaints Nov 20, 2016, 18:12 bigspender
 
I feel like performance as well as visual quality is worse for me after this patch. (not sure if it's the patch or the newest nvidia drivers as I installed both at the same time).

I feel like performance was more consitent before, now it seems like there is more hitching, lower overall frame rate, and frame rate dips.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 17:54 bigspender
 
Footage of the dissolved body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ZzZ4370b4  
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News Comments > System Shock Remake in 2018
6. Re: System Shock Remake Next Year Nov 18, 2016, 16:55 bigspender
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 11:05:
Is it still on Unity or are they going to use an engine where it won't look dated but also run like crap?

The reason why it appears that many Unity games look and run poorly is because the toolset allows inexperienced developers to make a game fairly easily - but it takes an seasoned coder to optimize their game to the level of something form id or Unreal. And of course many of these start up developers use the free version of Unity where you cannot hide the Unity logo - so now the logo is associated with poorly optimized games. (Where as the ones that are professionaly polished, they usually hide the logo as that is a feature of the paid version of the engine).
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized
17. Re: Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized Nov 16, 2016, 16:49 bigspender
 
Probably have to wait for the Dedicated Server DLC to get these features.

I don't understand how you go backwards, it's the same engine, those features already existed in BF3!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2016, 17:55 bigspender
 
Wow sometimes science is insane. They find that rats giggle and feel joy, but I wonder if the proceeded to kill the rats afterwards when the study was completed (as is normal).  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2016, 17:55 bigspender
 
double post  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 12, 2016, 17:28 bigspender
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 12, 2016, 11:40:
bigspender wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 20:14:
Cutter wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 17:06:
Dacote wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:58:
bigspender wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:32:
It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
You're joking right? If not, then that wins fucked up idea of the day. http://www.innocenceproject.org/

It's insane as you go through those cases and see how the cops and prosecutors outright lied and forced other people to lie and hide evidence. Those fuckers should all have to go to prison for the same amount of time for the hell they put those people through. Yet, nothing ever happens to them, they don't even lose their jobs, pensions, etc. I would hope they're at least criminally liable in a civil suit.

No, I'm not joking.

Consider the following example (has happened several times in my city):

Your child is "sucker punched" in the back of the head. He is knocked unconscious, falls, and hit's his head on concrete. He is now brain damaged or paralyzed, and for the rest of his life he will need a full time carer to perform his most basic needs for him such as going to the toilet, eating and getting dressed.

We have video footage from multiple sources of an unprovoked attack on your son, and the attacker is identified with 100% certainty.

We can quite easily workout what value has been taken from your son's life. The attacker made a choice to rob your son of financial, emotional, and physical value. We can say that the attacker is now in debt to your son of these values.

The current justice system is punishment based. However no amount of jail time for the attacker will repay this debt to your son.

So I think the justice system should be value based. The attacker should repay the lost value as much as possible - in this extreme case, it means the attacker will be used to find a cure for paralysis. This would go some way to returning the lost values from your son's life, but also it would benefit many other people suffering from similar disabilities - perhaps actually restoring exponentially more value than was taken.


What would the value based justice system bring us?
1. Similar to our current justice system it would dissuade the criminal in the first place - people would know that by taking away other peoples values, they automatically forfeit those values from their own life.
2. Unlike the current justice system, this would go to some way of restoring the values taken from the victims.
3. Encourages empathetic behavior and makes people aware of what values life has - as whatever you decide is good enough for others, must be good enough for you. But unlike the eye-for-an-eye principle, instead of making more people blind, vision would be returned to the person who did not deserve for it to be taken.
4. In a weird way it might stop police shooting first and asking questions later, if they know that capturing a suspect could result in adding value back to society. Instead of having the mentality of "let's teach this guy a lesson".

Yes there are many cases that aren't clear cut, or there isn't enough evidence - of course these people wouldn't be used for such a thing - these would be dealt with how they are now. For this value return system we'd need a 100% degree of certainty. And with video footage being recorded everywhere by multiple sources there are many cases where this would apply. And some good would come out of a bad situation.

And of course there are situations that aren't as drastic as this, so not everyone would be immediately used for vivisection, and it wouldn't be used for accidental crimes, only for truly malicious ones. E.g. someone might spike your sister's drink - and if caught with sufficient evidence, then it means they've volunteered drug testing. It's really just an extension of having your property returned to you if you've been robbed.


Since I'm talking about value - those monkeys owe nothing to anyone. They haven't taken anything from anyone, so why are they paying? They just have the misfortune of being born to a parent that was artificially inseminated in a lab.

You're deranged.

Why?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2016, 20:14 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 17:06:
Dacote wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:58:
bigspender wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 15:32:
It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
You're joking right? If not, then that wins fucked up idea of the day. http://www.innocenceproject.org/

It's insane as you go through those cases and see how the cops and prosecutors outright lied and forced other people to lie and hide evidence. Those fuckers should all have to go to prison for the same amount of time for the hell they put those people through. Yet, nothing ever happens to them, they don't even lose their jobs, pensions, etc. I would hope they're at least criminally liable in a civil suit.

No, I'm not joking.

Consider the following example (has happened several times in my city):

Your child is "sucker punched" in the back of the head. He is knocked unconscious, falls, and hit's his head on concrete. He is now brain damaged or paralyzed, and for the rest of his life he will need a full time carer to perform his most basic needs for him such as going to the toilet, eating and getting dressed.

We have video footage from multiple sources of an unprovoked attack on your son, and the attacker is identified with 100% certainty.

We can quite easily workout what value has been taken from your son's life. The attacker made a choice to rob your son of financial, emotional, and physical value. We can say that the attacker is now in debt to your son of these values.

The current justice system is punishment based. However no amount of jail time for the attacker will repay this debt to your son.

So I think the justice system should be value based. The attacker should repay the lost value as much as possible - in this extreme case, it means the attacker will be used to find a cure for paralysis. This would go some way to returning the lost values from your son's life, but also it would benefit many other people suffering from similar disabilities - perhaps actually restoring exponentially more value than was taken.


What would the value based justice system bring us?
1. Similar to our current justice system it would dissuade the criminal in the first place - people would know that by taking away other peoples values, they automatically forfeit those values from their own life.
2. Unlike the current justice system, this would go to some way of restoring the values taken from the victims.
3. Encourages empathetic behavior and makes people aware of what values life has - as whatever you decide is good enough for others, must be good enough for you. But unlike the eye-for-an-eye principle, instead of making more people blind, vision would be returned to the person who did not deserve for it to be taken.
4. In a weird way it might stop police shooting first and asking questions later, if they know that capturing a suspect could result in adding value back to society. Instead of having the mentality of "let's teach this guy a lesson".

Yes there are many cases that aren't clear cut, or there isn't enough evidence - of course these people wouldn't be used for such a thing - these would be dealt with how they are now. For this value return system we'd need a 100% degree of certainty. And with video footage being recorded everywhere by multiple sources there are many cases where this would apply. And some good would come out of a bad situation.

And of course there are situations that aren't as drastic as this, so not everyone would be immediately used for vivisection, and it wouldn't be used for accidental crimes, only for truly malicious ones. E.g. someone might spike your sister's drink - and if caught with sufficient evidence, then it means they've volunteered drug testing. It's really just an extension of having your property returned to you if you've been robbed.


Since I'm talking about value - those monkeys owe nothing to anyone. They haven't taken anything from anyone, so why are they paying? They just have the misfortune of being born to a parent that was artificially inseminated in a lab.

This comment was edited on Nov 11, 2016, 20:23.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Released
13. Re: Tyranny Released Nov 11, 2016, 00:47 bigspender
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 00:34:
Wow! That was quick. So soon after the election, we already get a game based on the coming presidency?

/checks trailer

Sorry, my bad.

nin, any words on the game? Is it worth the money? Thanks for your info, MoreLuckThanSkill.

hahah classic
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2016, 15:32 bigspender
 
nin wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:23:
The Pyro wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 14:09:
I think I can guess how they obtained a bunch of monkeys with spinal cord injuries. Poor monkeys

I thought that, too. I mean, that's how science advances, but how would you like that job?


It's pretty disgusting really. Surely we have enough people in jail that are owe something to society? The people who didn't have a problem with taking someone elses human rights way.
 
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News Comments > TrackMania Turbo Adds VR Support
4. Re: TrackMania Turbo Adds VR Support Nov 8, 2016, 15:54 bigspender
 
theglaze wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 14:31:
Barf bags included?

I love me some TrackMania, but VR enabled? Puke

I know right! Vomit Mania.

It was bad enough when I tried it on a 3m projector screen at a party. The first time the car went up a loop everybody that was watching ducked out of nausea lol
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 16:14 bigspender
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 13:12:
I like feeling better getting up and brighter mornings.

Absolutely, the chemicals and hormones in the body are set up that way. I think artifical lighting has really messed up with our natural patterns, with the side effects ranging from depression to weight gain, or just making generally bad decisions.

We evolved to be woken up by the blue light of the rising sun, and to be lulled to sleep by the orange light at dusk.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 16:11 bigspender
 
That mental health study is just two unrelated statistics being corrolated together. (not to mention the author has a pretty clear agenda, and it's almost like he doesn't realise that the amount of sunlight is exactly the same regardless of how you shift the time).  
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Release Date and Preorder Beta
5. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Release Date and Preorder Beta Nov 4, 2016, 21:58 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 19:12:
Want a pre-order? Then let me try your game first or fuckoff.
Wouldn't that be nice!?

I miss demos.
 
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