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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2016, 15:46 bigspender
 
I'm still having trouble with the Westworld after two episodes. I don't care for any of the characters because it's basically just GTA5 with androids instead of being only virtual.

So even though they play evil music when Ed Harris does his thing, it's no different than me running over the NPCs in GTA5.

It's not like they are actual conscious beings like Data from Star Trek.


Or have I completely missed something?

 
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22. Re: What’s the Longest Humans Can Live- 115 Years, New Study Says. Oct 7, 2016, 01:05 bigspender
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 00:28:
LanikTnt wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 17:43:
First thing I thought when I saw that article link was that after Moses man's days were numbered 120 years.

That is an excellent point worth noting. Thanks for sharing!

Although, if this is not too bold of me I would like to point out two corrections based on my Biblical studies.

The first is the 120 years. For context, the source of that comes from Genesis 6:3 which reads, "Then Jehovah said: 'My spirit will not tolerate man indefinitely because he is only flesh. Accordingly, his days will amount to 120 years.'" He was not placing a timestamp on man's age, but he was, in fact, saying how long he would wait until he brought the flood. (Compare 2 Peter 3:9)

The second is the man in question was Noah. The "120 years" was a judgment period Jehovah had decided to wait to give Noah enough time to raise his family, build the Ark, and warn the people of his day of the impending great flood. (Compare Matthew 24:36-39, Hebrews 11:7). Certainly, we know not many heeded his warning. Only 8 survived.

A fascinating summary of Noah's story can be found at 2 Peter 2:4-9. Specifically, in verse 4 it explains what happened to those angels who came to earth, corrupted it with their "demi-god" Nephilim children (Genesis 6:1-4) and left when the flood came.

Anyhow, I find the Bible and the study of it just as enjoyable as playing video games. It is a fascinating book filled with the events of people's lives; some good, others not so good. More than anything, it provides me with hope for a bright future when humans will not live in such wretched conditions today.

Not trying to argue. But genuinely curious if you believe in the whole Noah's Ark thing? I'm struggling to comprehend how big the boat must have been to fit so many animals onto it.
(I haven't read the bible, so wondering if it says anything about the size of the ship?)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: What’s the Longest Humans Can Live- 115 Years, New Study Says. Oct 6, 2016, 19:40 bigspender
 
LanikTnt wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 17:43:
. I however agree that science will likely have broken that barrier within the next 100 years. But if the way things work now is any indication I suspect only the very rich will be able to afford whatever genetic and cellular manipulation would be required for such artificial longevity.

I think so too, eventually we'll live forever, but until the science becomes a reality I'm inclined to agree with Dr.Vijg's view of: "The best hope for our species is not to extend our life spans, Dr. Vijg argues, but to lengthen our years of healthy living "

Why spend the last 30-40 years or so of your life in an arm chair, and the last 10 drooling away, when you can be young until the day you die.

When you look at someone like Dr. Neal Barnard - he's about 61 years old in this clip - he acts, moves, looks and speaks like someone that is in their early 40s https://youtu.be/BnHYHjchn6w?t=257


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2016, 19:12 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 05:39:
bigspender wrote on Oct 6, 2016, 02:51:
I didn't "get" Westworld. Are we supposed to feel empathy for robots?

Six, Bender, K-9, Johnny-5, Robby, Marvin, B.O.B., Astro Boy, Ava, Chappie, TARS, T-800 (T2), WALL-E, Baymax, C3P0, R2D2, Iron Giant, Bishop, and Data all say "Hello."

Sure, but those are all robots programmed with a conscience.

The way I understood the show was that their robots where effectively just scripted to display emotions and events to make the robots seem like they have a conscience, rather than actually feeling it or experiencing the emotions. (But maybe their getting to that later).

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2016, 02:51 bigspender
 
I didn't "get" Westworld. Are we supposed to feel empathy for robots?  
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Stealth Video
1. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Stealth Video Oct 3, 2016, 20:58 bigspender
 
Jeopardy: What would Metal Gear Solid 5 look like if Ubisoft screwed it up?


The co-op could be interesting actually. But it just has that Ubisoft wonkiness to it.

The way the enemies act is just weird - they go from calm to SPRAYING F'ING MACHINEGUN in about .1 seconds. And they know exactly where you are instantly.

One of the things about MGS5 was the fantastic A.I. that was really fun to tease and troll.

This comment was edited on Oct 3, 2016, 21:03.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2016, 01:11 bigspender
 
mag wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 22:57:
Bees added to US endangered species list for the first time

Well that is pretty terrifying.

Just remember you have the power to change that. Take the time to look into products that aren't using farmed bees (which causes colony collapses).

Just like Captain Planet used to say: THE POWER IS YOURS!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2016, 06:36 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 01:38:
bigspender wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 20:03:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 13:18:
Retired wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 12:30:
nin wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 10:55:
heroin wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 10:49:
HBO Chief Keen On "Thrones" Spin-Offs.

ME TOO


We got Luke Cage on NF, WestWorld on HBO, and I still have 4 episodes of Mr Robot this weekend...

Golden age of tv...


Just finished Daredevil season 2 last night. Very happy. Might dip into Luke Cage.

Earth CO2 levels: Have we crossed a point of no return?

Don't need to be a scientist to say yes. Don't see many frogs anymore. Don't see salamanders (haven't seen one for probably 20 years). Killing off of forests. Plastic islands. Oil disasters that never get cleaned up.

I wonder just how many more generations we will go before some major diseases start wiping us out again. I don't think it is far off. In the US, all that has to happen is a cut in our food supply. We are an on demand, just in time food distribution country. More than 96% of the people in the US wouldn't last more than 2 weeks without a grocery store, fast food, or a restaurant.....

When you've lost Bats...

Especially with China and India continuing to build coal plants, we're well and truly fucked. (In balance, China builds a lot of wind, too)

We're moving in the right direction (less driving, less coal & oil usage, more solar and wind building out, etc.) but too slowly.

And that's only 1/2 the equation too - the other 50% or is methane from animal agriculture (which is about 15% of the emissions but, methane holds 25-70 times more heat, so it's calculated to roughly 50% of the warming effect).

That's why China is making it unpopular to eat meat - even hiring James Cameron and Arnie to do PSA: https://vimeo.com/169913909

I don't think it's too late, if we can get most of the world to eat sustainable food, and use green energy and transport over the next few decades and at least stop contributing to the problem, then we'll have a good chance of getting through it. Then of course we need some kind of population control.... Soylent green anyone?

I'm a vegetarian who trends vegan and walks to work. You're preaching to the choir brother.

So that's a no on the soylent green then ?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2016, 20:03 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 13:18:
Retired wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 12:30:
nin wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 10:55:
heroin wrote on Sep 30, 2016, 10:49:
HBO Chief Keen On "Thrones" Spin-Offs.

ME TOO


We got Luke Cage on NF, WestWorld on HBO, and I still have 4 episodes of Mr Robot this weekend...

Golden age of tv...


Just finished Daredevil season 2 last night. Very happy. Might dip into Luke Cage.

Earth CO2 levels: Have we crossed a point of no return?

Don't need to be a scientist to say yes. Don't see many frogs anymore. Don't see salamanders (haven't seen one for probably 20 years). Killing off of forests. Plastic islands. Oil disasters that never get cleaned up.

I wonder just how many more generations we will go before some major diseases start wiping us out again. I don't think it is far off. In the US, all that has to happen is a cut in our food supply. We are an on demand, just in time food distribution country. More than 96% of the people in the US wouldn't last more than 2 weeks without a grocery store, fast food, or a restaurant.....

When you've lost Bats...

Especially with China and India continuing to build coal plants, we're well and truly fucked. (In balance, China builds a lot of wind, too)

We're moving in the right direction (less driving, less coal & oil usage, more solar and wind building out, etc.) but too slowly.

And that's only 1/2 the equation too - the other 50% or is methane from animal agriculture (which is about 15% of the emissions but, methane holds 25-70 times more heat, so it's calculated to roughly 50% of the warming effect).

That's why China is making it unpopular to eat meat - even hiring James Cameron and Arnie to do PSA: https://vimeo.com/169913909

I don't think it's too late, if we can get most of the world to eat sustainable food, and use green energy and transport over the next few decades and at least stop contributing to the problem, then we'll have a good chance of getting through it. Then of course we need some kind of population control.... Soylent green anyone?
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 29, 2016, 00:38 bigspender
 
Make Sail looks excellent!

I hope there is a lot more to do other than sailing, but the basics already look great!
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 4K Trailer
7. Re: Titanfall 2 4K Trailer Sep 28, 2016, 20:08 bigspender
 
It looks nice, but there is way too much shit all over the screen - UI overload.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Pharma Bro... Sep 28, 2016, 17:09 bigspender
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 28, 2016, 15:08:
I have to assume Shkreli will back out of getting punched in the face... somebody with some training will get in there and most likely put him in the hospital or the morgue.


We should start a kickstarter to fund someone like David Haye.....

David Haye has the cure for societal cancers like Martin Shkreli literally in his hands
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Single-Player Details & Trailer
10. Re: Battlefield 1 Single-Player Details & Trailer Sep 27, 2016, 17:28 bigspender
 
NetHead wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 15:30:

Also that trailer seems like it has way to much drama for my liking. I'm not going to care in the least about some character because they force it so I can get "feelings" when they kill it, especially not if it's all broken down into segments where they'll be telling you how much you suddenly care about a different character.


Agreed. Waaaaay too much drama!It's a war, how much more motivation do they think you need? lol

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2016, 06:59 bigspender
 
yonder wrote on Sep 24, 2016, 20:13:
bigspender wrote on Sep 24, 2016, 18:36:
Oh that article about stress really annoyed me, but it didn't stress me out.....

TL:DR Pretty sure this "study" is an advert for McDonalds

1. They never actually tell how much of a difference stress makes. Is it even a significant amount? Why aren't there any numbers? Why aren't any studies referenced?

2. They never really mentioned whether stress was causing people to eat more food, and if that was the reason for additional plaque creation and weight gain.

3. There is no such thing as good fat when it comes to oils. All oils are a highly processed and refined product that contribute to cardiovascular disease, and weight gain. Even they're so called 'good fat' sunflower oil, while it doesn't have cholesterol so it doesn't create plaque, helps the existing plaque stick around. It also puts out the omega 6 : omega 3 ratios. And all fats/oils have 9 calories per gram (vs only 4 calories per gram of protein and carbs). So even a tiny amount means you are eating lots of extra 'empty' calories, since most of the nutrition was stripped during oil extraction.

4.The food cooked (eggs, sausage, and probably the gravy) are full of saturated fats - they themselves call 'bad fats'. So whichever oil/fat they cooked the food in would have only had a minimal effect since both meals contained significant amounts of 'bad fat'. The sunflower cooking oil meal would have had only just slightly less "bad fat".

5.Eggs, Gravy, Biscuits, Sausage is a terrible breakfast - not one of those ingredients contains any fibre..... the biscuit might have a tiny amount but it was probably made from bleached white flour which has almost no fibre left. It's a great recipe for constipation. And yes stool size and frequency is an indicator of health and predictor disease - such fun ones as colon cancer. Just like regular cancer only up your butt(sort of :)).


6. They go out of their way to link you to the McDonalds website nutritional information - Was this "study" just a sneaky way to say "good fats, bad fats doesn't matter if you're stressed, so come relax and eat at McDonalds because it's the same amount of fat and calories" ? Suspicious!

The take away from my morning ranting is:
Don't eat any fat or oil, apart from those from wholefoods such as nuts, flaxseed, avocados. And very little amounts. A handful of nuts, and a tablespoon of flaxseed contains all of the "good fats" omega 6 and omega 3, and in the correct ratio. Everything else will that is refined, or extracted or isolated will cause, contribute, or at least not alleviate disease.


Edit: my sources are from nutritionfacts.org and various books by Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Cadwell Esselstyn Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Colin T. Campbell.

Heh you said fibre.

Blue: Your cooking smells delicious, as always!

I honestly did not expect someone to read that far yay lol
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2016, 18:36 bigspender
 
Oh that article about stress really annoyed me, but it didn't stress me out.....

TL:DR Pretty sure this "study" is an advert for McDonalds

1. They never actually tell how much of a difference stress makes. Is it even a significant amount? Why aren't there any numbers? Why aren't any studies referenced?

2. They never really mentioned whether stress was causing people to eat more food, and if that was the reason for additional plaque creation and weight gain.

3. There is no such thing as good fat when it comes to oils. All oils are a highly processed and refined product that contribute to cardiovascular disease, and weight gain. Even they're so called 'good fat' sunflower oil, while it doesn't have cholesterol so it doesn't create plaque, helps the existing plaque stick around. It also puts out the omega 6 : omega 3 ratios. And all fats/oils have 9 calories per gram (vs only 4 calories per gram of protein and carbs). So even a tiny amount means you are eating lots of extra 'empty' calories, since most of the nutrition was stripped during oil extraction.

4.The food cooked (eggs, sausage, and probably the gravy) are full of saturated fats - they themselves call 'bad fats'. So whichever oil/fat they cooked the food in would have only had a minimal effect since both meals contained significant amounts of 'bad fat'. The sunflower cooking oil meal would have had only just slightly less "bad fat".

5.Eggs, Gravy, Biscuits, Sausage is a terrible breakfast - not one of those ingredients contains any fibre..... the biscuit might have a tiny amount but it was probably made from bleached white flour which has almost no fibre left. It's a great recipe for constipation. And yes stool size and frequency is an indicator of health and predictor disease - such fun ones as colon cancer. Just like regular cancer only up your butt(sort of :)).


6. They go out of their way to link you to the McDonalds website nutritional information - Was this "study" just a sneaky way to say "good fats, bad fats doesn't matter if you're stressed, so come relax and eat at McDonalds because it's the same amount of fat and calories" ? Suspicious!

The take away from my morning ranting is:
Don't eat any fat or oil, apart from those from wholefoods such as nuts, flaxseed, avocados. And very little amounts. A handful of nuts, and a tablespoon of flaxseed contains all of the "good fats" omega 6 and omega 3, and in the correct ratio. Everything else will that is refined, or extracted or isolated will cause, contribute, or at least not alleviate disease.


Edit: my sources are from nutritionfacts.org and various books by Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Cadwell Esselstyn Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Colin T. Campbell.

This comment was edited on Sep 24, 2016, 18:44.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000 - Eternal Crusade Launched
2. Re: Warhammer 40,000 - Eternal Crusade Launched Sep 24, 2016, 03:06 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 20:11:
It was supposed to be an MMO and it's just an arena shooter now. Big difference. I see a lot of people are quite miffed about that.

Shame. I always thought Planetside 2 would be perfect with a 40k theme.


Edit:this looks worse than W40k Space Marine's multiplayer released from 2011. (which was a fun single player game!). But this doesn't look anywhere near as polished.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
27. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash Sep 24, 2016, 01:28 bigspender
 
Slick wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 21:47:
I know I'm going way off topic, but I enjoy Keith Olbermann, he's articulate, perceptive, and unlike most liberal democrats, seems to have the ability to actually get MAD at the shit that should be making people MAD.

Watch this, and tell me what in the hell is going on in America:

https://youtu.be/D7d2ayLb2lg

What makes me mad as a liberal, is liberals defending people and ideologies that aim to take away the liberal rights I'm defending.

Is Olbermann one of these left wing regressive s too? (I don't have time to listen to him right now)

The one thing that Trump has going for him (although for all the wrong reasons) is that he at least acknowledges the problem with a certain ideology.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
26. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash Sep 24, 2016, 01:16 bigspender
 
Slick wrote on Sep 24, 2016, 00:24:

Can you imagine a democrat running on a platform that "America sucks?" Rush Limbaugh would choke on his fistful of oxycontin. They'd run them out of town, other democrats would purge them from their party. It's usually arch-conservatives like O'Reilly and Coulter that say liberals love to "blame America first". Am I wrong? How does the Republican candidate get away with saying that America is shit?

As an outsider, I've always thought of America as a movie, not as a country.

So what you need my friend is candidate that will do a reboot America loves reboots.

 
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News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
24. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 24, 2016, 01:01 bigspender
 
People are reacting to Trump as if he was Mao, Hitler and Stalin all-in-one.

The guy is an orange faced simpleton, but common.... this is just ridiculous. He hasn't actually done anything, yet. I didn't follow politics back in day - but did Dubya Bush have such a negative public image too? Because he really screwed things up.

And lets face it, the fact that Trump has gotten this far is just a reflection of the population (a big portion of it anyway). So when you think about it, Trump is the least of your worries - the 100 million supporters he has are what you should be worried about.

Like SouthPark puts it - it doesn't matter if you're voting for douche or turd face.

Either way it's not going to be good. Vote some independent in instead.
 
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News Comments > Gears of War 4 NVIDIA Bundles
14. Re: Gears of War 4 NVIDIA Bundles Sep 21, 2016, 22:05 bigspender
 
I don't usually get motion sickness or anything like that, but watching a few minutes of Gears of War 4 with that FoV just made me feel really nausea.

Up yours game. I bet it doesn't even have an FoV slider.


Also it looks boring.
 
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