Beamer wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 11:35:
Yeah, I agree, not matching this is a smart move, but allowing Lin to get this far is outright idiotic. Which is why Lin is probably smart to get the hell out of the Knicks organization. Maybe Dolan is going to learn from the Rangers how to breed success, but Dolan was always very hands on with the Knicks and very hands off with the Rangers, and it's only been since he's stopped doing anything with the Rangers at all that they've become successful (no coincidence there, I'm sure.) Of course, now that they are successful he'll probably get involved again and make them sign Mark Messier to a 14 year contract.
RollinThundr wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 14:35:Cutter wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 13:53:
Typical conservative hypocrite. Talks a good game about personal responsibility but when it comes down to it it's as always, 'do as I say, not as I do'. I love how these clowns are screaming about less government and picking oneself up by ones bootstraps untill the moment they get to stick their nose into the public trough and have that same government bail their asses out - meanwhile making certain the real working people remain screwed over. There are only two kinds of conservatives, the rich and the stupid.
Hold on a second. What most conservatives, at least fiscal conservatives complain about is rewarding those that refuse to work when they're capable of it.
I don't think anyone is against helping out small businesses (not that 38 Studios really fits into that category) or having a safety net for veterans or people who are truly disabled that can't work.
You're using the usual liberal stereotype that only Republicans are rich. Or only Republicans get corporate lobbying etc. Which is total bs. Oprah's pretty rich, Bill Cosby and most of liberal hollywood are pretty rich, Obama's certainly not a poor man. Warren Buffet, who's company owes billions in back taxes is a liberal last I checked.
Obama didn't need to bail GM out with tax payer money, they could and SHOULD have filed for bankruptcy and refinanced/restructured themselves. GM still owes the taxpayers millions, and guess what we'll never see it. The only entity that won out in that deal was the auto workers union, surprise surprise. Same thing with Crysler, the kicker there? Crysler is now owned by a European car maker.
The man added 5 trillion to the debt in 3 and half years. Has yet to pass a single budget since coming into office, has wasted tons on a failed stimulus, failed green energy companies, all on the tax payer's dime.
This whole liberal myth that only republican's or big "republican" companies get bailouts is exactly that, a myth.
No doubt Schilling didn't know wtf he was doing and had the wrong people handling 38 studio's finances, however, if I'm an employee of a company that says they're going to "take care of" selling my house, I would certainly be more involved in the process than just blindly trusting they did so or were making on time payments.
Bodolza wrote on May 9, 2012, 13:24:Funkinator wrote on May 9, 2012, 08:39:
Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc... don't want it to go away. Sure they use it to launch costly lawyer wars against each other, but more importantly for them they can crush potential competition.
[url=http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2009/03/patent-reform-needed-more-than-ever.html]Google begs to differ.
Creston wrote on May 9, 2012, 00:36:
Google's just doing back what MS did to them first, so eh. By now all the big players are suing each other for utterly meaningless patents, and yet there's not a single fucking toolbag in government that goes "You know, maybe we should just abolish software patents and method patents?"
So this insane circus will continue for quite awhile, and the only ones getting better off are the fucking lawyers.
Teddy wrote on May 3, 2012, 12:49:
Yet Valve still could have refused to title it an indie bundle. It is their store, after all.
netnerd85 wrote on May 3, 2012, 10:51:
Um, Valve are the one's that put it up... they didn't have to name it the indie bundle.
EA’s Battlefield 3 took the Game Campaign award and the firm overall won the Games Publisher prize.
That you're defending an ending (because really they're all the same) that makes zero sense, creates plot holes and destroys a bunch of the universe lore in a mere 10 minutes makes me wonder if you're one of those paid corporate shills since most of your BN history is exactly that shilling for publishers.
Yifes wrote on Aug 24, 2009, 22:39:I have a feeling i really missed something in not playing Mass Effect and KOTOR.
What other people say about mass effect pretty much sums it up. Yeah it can be repetitive, yeah the story is obvious and kinda lame, but it's a very solid game with one of THE best production values ever put into a RPG. Game looks gorgeous and the fully voice acted dialogue is just wow. Get it cheap and you won't regret it!
Yifes wrote on Apr 5, 2012, 17:00:
Well, you know the status of your remaining companions, at least the ones on the Normandy. They live, seeing as Joker and the crew are alive. You know the status of the different races: Geth/Quarians working together, a Krogan renaissance etc, that was resolved before the end. The galaxy is not fucked, as they still have FTL technology. Just relatively isolated.
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 13:41:Funkinator wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 13:30:
Anybody got concrete info on what 2d means?
Uh, did you ever play the Shadowrun game on SNES or Genesis? That's my guess.
Creston wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 10:35:Jerykk wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 02:28:When you can take something like Mass Effect and turn it into Deer Hunter over a couple of sequels and still make your sales figures, that about says it all.
That's a bit of an exaggeration. Mass Effect was never much of an RPG to begin with. You couldn't sneak or talk your way through the game and the game as a whole was pretty linear. It was, above all else, a shooter.
I'd like to point out that from the very first day they announced Mass Effect, all the way back in 2005, IIRC, they have always SAID it would BE a shooter. A shooter with RPG elements, but they never claimed it would be a hardcore CRPG. I'm not sure why people keep lambasting them for it.
zirik wrote on Oct 10, 2011, 17:20:Creston wrote on Oct 10, 2011, 17:13:
You're supposed to file sales taxes on stuff over which you didn't pay sales tax when you purchased it,
it is not the responsibility of the consumer because businesses are supposed to file/pay sales tax based on their estimated income per quarter. if consumers end up with the burden then everyone will be eligible to file an itemized tax return. the abuses that would result from that practice will make the IRS shit their pants with a huge backlog of audits up their ass.
my problem with forcing amazon to collect sales tax in a state they do not operate locally is the fact that they do not benefit from the revenue generated by the local govt. one of the main reason sales tax are collected is to maintain and provide infrastructure for businesses. since UPS and other shipping companies already collect sales tax on their services that is where the govt should stop. in essence what connecticut et al wants is to double tax the same purchase by the consumer.