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Signed On Mar 7, 2006, 02:54
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2016, 17:35 bigspender
 
"Wildlife decline since 1970s reaches nearly 60%"

Please everyone, the governments aren't going to solve this for us. We all need to adopt a plant-based diet if the human species is going to survive the next 100 years. The power is in your hands.

Each time we eat beef, chicken, pork, eggs, fish, dairy we're destroying the environment.

Please don't turn the planet into Mad Max Fury Road. Do you want your children or grand-children do die gracefully from old age? Or do you want them to starve, or die of thrist? The choice is yours, and you have the power to help with every meal.

I know it feels like you might miss out on something, but the truth is you aren't. And you gain more than you could ever imagine.

You don't eat salads btw, you eat hearty plant foods like this: http://tinyurl.com/gvlxhdp
 
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News Comments > Uwe Boll Ending Film Career
19. Re: Uwe Boll Ending Film Career Oct 26, 2016, 14:52 bigspender
 
He's worked out how to use GameMaker and is now going to be ruining PC games adapated from popular movie franchises......
 
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News Comments > Resident Evil 7 Trailers
2. Re: Resident Evil 7 Trailers Oct 25, 2016, 14:47 bigspender
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 13:33:
Picking up herbs, combining them in your MICROSCOPIC inventory... it's definitely a Resident Evil game.

Classic Blunder, for that second clip. STOMP ON HIS DAMN HEAD.


Reminds me more of the new Alone in the Dark game with a bit of Steam Green light generic horror game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 21, 2016, 15:38 bigspender
 
Looks like a cutscene from a 90s game so weird. But interesting concept.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Released
27. Re: Battlefield 1 Released Oct 21, 2016, 15:35 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 12:40:
$80 for the base game. $85 for the season pass. $400 to host a server for a year. Wow, what a bargain! How could anyone possibly pass this up?

Rolleyes

$45 on green man gaming

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2016, 17:47 bigspender
 
Re: blue light = bad for winding down - check out a program called f.lux (full stop is intentional).

It makes your monitor colours go butt ugly when the sun goes down, but it does it gradually over 1hr so you don't really notice.

But it really does help. You get sleepy, and quality of sleep is better.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2016, 18:41 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 11:49:
Glow in the dark paths in multiple colours? Jesus, Warsaw is going look like a bad rave at night. That would be really irritating having to look at that constantly. We actually need the dark.


I'm curious whether it is actually more energy efficient - for new paths sure. But to dig up old paths and replace them, surely that is less efficient - especially if instead the country could use that money/time/effort into developing green electricty which not only the bike path lights could benefit from.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2016, 18:35 bigspender
 
Pigeon wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 12:58:
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 11:49:
Glow in the dark paths in multiple colours? Jesus, Warsaw is going look like a bad rave at night. That would be really irritating having to look at that constantly. We actually need the dark.

Your taste for salt is not hard-wired from birth. The excessive amount we eat today is a result of what Matthias Berninger, vice president of public affairs for Mars, calls an “arms race” between food producers and restaurant chains. One turns up the salt; customers get used to that; the next producer does the same thing. Over time, the whole population’s palate changes. Today Americans consume two to three times the sodium we need, and one in three Americans suffers from high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease — which can lead to the grave.

Which is why I quit using salt 20 years ago on anything but fresh food and even that's minimal. One thing I've always noticed is that anyone else who's done this easily picks up just how much salt there is in processed/frozen/restaurant food. Tasting anything really salty actually gives me a coughing fit. I anxiously await the day that the government regulates the shit out of sodium because it's way past due.

I cut back on my salt usage years ago and it's amazing when you start to notice just how salty things already are. I cringe when I see people adding salt to things that I know to already be very salty.

I had a similar deal with sugar and fat. It's just amazing how quickly and how much your taste buds will adjust. Goes to show that eating healthy is worth it, because it only takes a few weeks before it becomes the new "normal" for your taste buds.


So yeah, eat less salty pizzas as mentioned in the first article and lower your blood pressure and not get dementia as suggested in the 2nd article

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News Comments > Thumper Released
5. Re: Thumper Released Oct 12, 2016, 17:36 bigspender
 
heroin wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 11:29:
I've seen the creator of Thumper's band so many times it makes me dizzy thinking about it.


I knew the dog before he came to class. -Milhouse
http://i.imgur.com/kNlbo2S.jpg



They've really nailed the 90s movie CGI look though.
 
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News Comments > Gears of War 4 Released
8. Re: Gears of War 4 Released Oct 11, 2016, 22:58 bigspender
 
gears of snoooooooooore


Can you even die in this game? I mean if you have an IQ over 25?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 10, 2016, 19:26 bigspender
 
There aren't many new games that aren't novelty for VR.

However there are plenty of excellent simulator games that have adpoted VR support such as the updated DCS World 2.0 which just looks amazing in VR.

Parked on the runway and leaning out of your cockpit and being able to accurately comprehend how high off the ground you are sitting is a surreal experience.

Especially if you fly a helicopter mission with night vision goggles, it feels so right wearing a VR helmet.
 
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News Comments > Prey Trailer
2. Re: Prey Trailer Oct 10, 2016, 19:20 bigspender
 
The bounty hunter thing was waaaaaaay cooler.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2016, 18:59 bigspender
 
1badmf wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 17:25:
bigspender wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 15:46:
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?


yeah, pretty much the entire transhumanist subtext. gta had about as much philosophy as a kick to the balls. westworld is (hopefully and so far) something far, far greater.

If it's exploring what it is to be a sentient being then it certainly has been done countless times before, so the only thing that could surprise me is if perhaps the show is a PETA awareness campaign where it ends with something like "If you feel empathy for these fictional robots and are disgusted by the humans that abuse them, why are you paying for 100+ billion sentient beings to be bred for your entertainment every year"

 
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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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.

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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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