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Signed On Mar 7, 2006, 02:54
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
17. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 16, 2016, 20:23 bigspender
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 18:21:
Telling Siri/etc "I want to commit suicide" is not the same as asking "How should I commit suicide?". It is the person acknowledging that they have a problem and need assistance, that they don't *want* to *want* to commit suicide. It's their last grasp of reality calling out for help. That's not an easy topic to bring up with your parents or your partner or even your adult child if that's all you have left.

Having a system that is supposed to interact in a relatively human manner respond by calming giving them information from a suitable regional support organisation seems like a perfectly appropriate response. It's not analysing or coaching, just understanding what a cry for help looks like.


Narf2029 wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 15:15:
It's not a rational impasse that logic can defeat.

QFT. People with mental health problems don't always act rationally and it's irrational to expect them to.


Yeah OK, you're totally right now that I think about it, I take my comments back. Thanks
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 16, 2016, 16:55 bigspender
 
descender wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 16:44:
That's not even remotely close to the purpose of something like this Cutter. It's not supposed to be an "analyst" and no one said it was.

It merely needs to not be a stumbling block along their path for help.

Or maybe you just shouldn't talk about people with depression because you clearly don't understand it at all... asshole. Does it bother you in some way if other people are able to get help easier? No? Then fuck off.

Siri saying "I don't know" and then doing a web search isn't really a stumbling block though.

The thought of an apple product being a life coach is so ironic it's enough to make me want to self harm.

This comment was edited on Mar 16, 2016, 17:05.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 16, 2016, 16:02 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 14:29:
All it needs to understand is 'Call 911', problem solved.

Robots need to obey our commands. There is no way it should be doing some double speak stuff where gets help behind your back or lie to you.

Siri should give people instructions how to do it in the most quickest, easiest way that doesn't put a burden on anyone else e.g. jumping off a building is really messy because people have to clean it up, there's investigations etc.

Such a typical arse technica article.
 
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News Comments > METAL GEAR ONLINE - Cloaked in Silence Released
1. Re: METAL GEAR ONLINE - Cloaked in Silence Released Mar 15, 2016, 18:28 bigspender
 
And once again, Konami expect players to act like A.I.

Sometimes I wonder if they even play tested the online ops, because when everyone is fast and powerful like Snake, it's complete chaos - nothing like this trailer makes it out to be.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remastered Footage
13. Re: System Shock Remastered Footage Mar 15, 2016, 05:37 bigspender
 
Wesp5 wrote on Mar 15, 2016, 04:20:
This really looks great! I have a question though, as I never played the original SS: Do we need to fight endless enemies with a pipe like we had to do in SS2 with the wrench or is this just a demo issue?

Only if you take the wrench upgrades and keep getting seen by security cameras

Unless you were playing on some brutal difficult in SS2 you should be able to shoot your way through the whole game, the cameras will beep to warn you are being detected before they set off the alarms. Of course you can always hack the security consoles.

 
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News Comments > Battlezone Trailer Shows Campaign & VR
2. Re: Battlezone Trailer Shows Campaign & VR Mar 14, 2016, 21:07 bigspender
 
Something I never really though about until I saw this trailer is that finally (thanks to VR requirements) developers will prioritizing performance. We can expect that (hopefully) all of these games will be designed to run at 90fps all of the time.

The PC has really needed a base standard when it comes to performance in games. And 90fps is a great place to start.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remastered Footage
3. Re: System Shock Remastered Footage Mar 14, 2016, 20:53 bigspender
 
definitely looks like a pre-alpha, but it's definitely heading in the right direction!  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 10, 2016, 16:33 bigspender
 
Here's a questions. Are there more MOBAs than zombie games?  
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News Comments > DOOM Closed Beta This Month; New MP Trailer
14. Re: DOOM Closed Beta This Month; New MP Trailer Mar 10, 2016, 00:12 bigspender
 
Hmm it just doesn't look right to me. It looks forced. The originals felt very organic. Maybe the it's halo does hell look it has. Anyway Doom was never about the multiplayer for me. Co-op campaign was where the most fun was. I won't be buying it until it the single player missions can be played with friends.  
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Released
31. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Released Mar 9, 2016, 05:23 bigspender
 
Flo wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 02:13:
Thank god someone here mentioned the term "bullet sponge". Somehow I didn't realize that this game is more like an MMORPG. Then someone on Steam Reviews mentioned it was basically Destiny. Saved me good money.

Yep, the bullet sponge completely ruins the combat and therefore the game. It just feels so wrong using a realistic gun and unloading into a seemingly regular person in regular clothes and their body doesn't even react let alone do any realistic damage. You'd expect someone to be knocked about and more likely get pretty f'd up like Peter Weller if you gave them a spray from an assault rifle. But they just play a running animation and hide somewhere else lol.

At least in a futuristic sci-fi setting bullet sponges make some sense. Shields, aliens, energy weapons etc. But when one bullet does the same damage as throwing a tennis ball at someone it's pretty silly, and just makes the gun play feel awful.

The way it is now I think I'd have more fun playing Tom Clancy's Long Division on pen and paper.
 
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News Comments > OVERLOAD Teaser Demo
7. Re: OVERLOAD Teaser Demo Mar 8, 2016, 01:03 bigspender
 
Surprisingly fun little demo. It works really well with a controller too, perhaps even better than mouse and keyboard. Which is usually the opposite to what I would say about a first person shooter.

It's one of the few games I've played in the last 10 years where it's actually just fun to move around. It feels like your gliding about, with just the right amount of slip. With a controller anyway, keyboard does feel a little strange.

Weapons are fun, movement is fun. What more could you want out of a shooter.

Instant buy if they make it co-op.

 
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News Comments > Mirage: Arcane Warfare Announced
2. Re: Mirage: Arcane Warfare Announced Mar 2, 2016, 21:32 bigspender
 
wtf is it with games not bothering to have textures on their polygons these days?  
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Released
1. Re: Far Cry Primal Released Mar 1, 2016, 21:14 bigspender
 
Is there magic or anything interesting in this? The trailer makes it look like a fantasy game without the fantasy.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2016, 17:05 bigspender
 
"Spectre Fighting Vlog" Bored. James Bored.  
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News Comments > Umbrella Corps Multi-Mission Mode
2. Re: Umbrella Corps Multi-Mission Mode Mar 1, 2016, 16:54 bigspender
 
I foresee a 3 out of 10.  
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News Comments > The Division NVIDIA Trailer
9. Re: The Division NVIDIA Trailer Mar 1, 2016, 16:50 bigspender
 
This game felt like a job.  
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News Comments > DOOM Uncut for Germany
61. Re: DOOM Uncut for Germany Feb 28, 2016, 18:59 bigspender
 
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:44:
bigspender wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:27:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:25:
bigspender wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:20:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:16:
bigspender wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:14:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 17:55:
bigspender wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 17:53:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 17:39:
For some reason the regressive leftists call Maajid Nawaz a racist and bigoted too, even though he is both Pakistani and a Muslim.

Having a certain skin color or following a certain religion does not magically allow you not to be a racist. You know that, right? That anyone can be a racist, if they choose to?


read the book then come back when you know what you're talking about.


I don't need to read a book to know that what I said is true. Anyone can choose to be a racist, their skin color or religion does not earn them a free pass.


You do need the book. Because the guy is clearly not racist


I didn't say he was or wasn't. Read above. I'm laughing at your logic that if someone is "Pakistani and a Muslim" it's impossible for them to be racist.


So african americans that say the N word are being racist now?


I never said that, either. Your original quote showed ignorance, and I pointed out your ignorance. (I will probably continue to point out your ignorance.)


I know what your saying but I don't understand how it's possible to be racist when you are one of the races that you're supposedly discriminating against?

I know you don't have to be white to be racist, it can be any race discriminating against another. But people are specifically accusing Maajid of being racist against races from the middle east, even though he is one of the races from that area. That's why I was asking you to read the book, because you're not aware of the context of the conversation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internalized_racism


Well if Maajid ever starts playing with dolls then I don't think racism will be his main concern.

That article seems to be more about oppressing yourself through negative body image rather that actively discriminating against other people of your own race. I mean they give one example, but it's a fictional character.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Uncut for Germany
59. Re: DOOM Uncut for Germany Feb 28, 2016, 18:27 bigspender
 
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:25:
bigspender wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:20:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:16:
bigspender wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:14:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 17:55:
bigspender wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 17:53:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 17:39:
For some reason the regressive leftists call Maajid Nawaz a racist and bigoted too, even though he is both Pakistani and a Muslim.

Having a certain skin color or following a certain religion does not magically allow you not to be a racist. You know that, right? That anyone can be a racist, if they choose to?


read the book then come back when you know what you're talking about.


I don't need to read a book to know that what I said is true. Anyone can choose to be a racist, their skin color or religion does not earn them a free pass.


You do need the book. Because the guy is clearly not racist


I didn't say he was or wasn't. Read above. I'm laughing at your logic that if someone is "Pakistani and a Muslim" it's impossible for them to be racist.


So african americans that say the N word are being racist now?


I never said that, either. Your original quote showed ignorance, and I pointed out your ignorance. (I will probably continue to point out your ignorance.)


I know what your saying but I don't understand how it's possible to be racist when you are one of the races that you're supposedly discriminating against?

I know you don't have to be white to be racist, it can be any race discriminating against another. But people are specifically accusing Maajid of being racist against races from the middle east, even though he is one of the races from that area. That's why I was asking you to read the book, because you're not aware of the context of the conversation.

This comment was edited on Feb 28, 2016, 18:41.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Uncut for Germany
57. Re: DOOM Uncut for Germany Feb 28, 2016, 18:20 bigspender
 
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:16:
bigspender wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:14:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 17:55:
bigspender wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 17:53:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 17:39:
For some reason the regressive leftists call Maajid Nawaz a racist and bigoted too, even though he is both Pakistani and a Muslim.

Having a certain skin color or following a certain religion does not magically allow you not to be a racist. You know that, right? That anyone can be a racist, if they choose to?


read the book then come back when you know what you're talking about.


I don't need to read a book to know that what I said is true. Anyone can choose to be a racist, their skin color or religion does not earn them a free pass.


You do need the book. Because the guy is clearly not racist


I didn't say he was or wasn't. Read above. I'm laughing at your logic that if someone is "Pakistani and a Muslim" it's impossible for them to be racist.


So african americans that say the N word are being racist now?
 
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News Comments > DOOM Uncut for Germany
55. Re: DOOM Uncut for Germany Feb 28, 2016, 18:15 bigspender
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 28, 2016, 18:06:
To achieve happiness, to not infringe upon somebody else's happiness, to help others achieve happiness. That's the purpose of life. If you find it hard to say this culture is better than another (because *define* better, right?!) then just think about that purpose for a second and ask yourself: What society helps us achieve that purpose in the best way? It's the western society. The respect for women, homosexuals, etc. Our society is the most evolved.

Some extreme lefties have a hard time acknowedging that fact, and when an immigrant starts raping a western woman because "she dresses like a whore" or smears a gay person's bed with their own shit because... well, they are gay... Left wing over-tolerant ignorants can somehow be against a right wing opinion that those oppressors of happiness should be punished and kicked out of our countries. It fucking sickens me.

Extreme right, is wrong. Extreme left, that's also wrong. In this day and age, the passiveness of the left is even more dangerous, I think.

Sure, we should help true refugees of war, but if anyone doesn't adapt to our standards.. they can simply piss the fuck off. Our country never needed you, and we're doing you a big fucking favor, so you either live by our rules or piss off. I'd like to see a bit more of an iron fist or this refugee crap will run out of hand even more than it already has, and very, very quickly.

+1 That sums it up very well.

BTW get ready, because someone's going to call you a racist and bigot now.
 
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