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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 19, 2017, 01:01 Cutter
 
Saboth wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 22:05:
I used to support Wikileaks and Assange's goal, but that was before I learned they leak very specific information in order to influence public opinion, sway elections, and that they are working with dictators and malcontents to accomplish goals such as undermining democracy. The USA wasn't the first country that had its election influenced by these leaks. If Wikileaks was truly about total transparency from all sides, that would be an admirable goal, but they are picking and choosing who they ally with, they are sitting on information that would hurt sides that they want to win instead of releasing it, and their allies are not always honorable or just.

#1. You give Wikileaks way too much credit. The vast majority of people out there have no clue who they are or what they do. Go out tomorrow and ask 100 people if they've ever heard of them or what they do and I'd be amazed if even 1 person had a passing familiarity with them.

#2. They're reinforcing democracy by exposing all the real shit that's undermining it. Manning went to prison for embarassing the powers that be, not because what released was untrue. Same with Snowden. They're simply exposing the shit all the smart people know has been happening forever now. And even if were the case why shouldn't the pick on the biggest villains? What would be the point of it otherwise? You can't fight everyone, but you can at least point out the biggest prick in the room.

Show me one, just once credible source that your claim is true.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 16:33 Cutter
 
A short and edifying article on windshield repair.

Why auto glass service isn't all it's cracked up to be
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
20. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 18, 2017, 14:20 Cutter
 
The lack of a standardized platform and actual games are a major problem, and so is the price. Jesus, $1200CND for a Vive, and that's not even including the extra bells and whistles. And you need PC capable of running it. So several thousand dollars to play VR tech demos? Yeah, I'll be passing for a very long time to come thanks. At the current rate VR is set to fizzle once again.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 13:27 Cutter
 
Goddamn, the size of that gator!
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence commuted by Obama. Jan 17, 2017, 22:44 Cutter
 
SlimRam wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 21:09:
Every time I see that picture of her I instantly think of the movie 'White Chicks'

I think Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs. Seriously, that picture is just fucking creepy. I'll be curious to see if he actually goes through with gender reassignment now or whether it was a scam.

I think Snowden is boned now however. He should have come back and took his chances with Obama. With Putin and the Donald being good pals, I can see them handing him over now. If I were Snowden I'd be looking to get out of Russia PDQ.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 17, 2017, 22:41 Cutter
 
Darks wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 22:01:
You are a POS and whats wrong with this country. its people like u and your stupid ass thinking thats gotten this country to its knees. Fucking moron!! These people committed treason, do you have any fucking clue what that is or what that means??

No, actually the government has been committing treason, they've merely exposed it. That makes them heroes you owe an a huge debt of gratitude to, unless you hate the Constitution and the good things America is supposed to represent.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 17, 2017, 22:27 Cutter
 
QFT...

I find it hilarious how those same people who think that the private sector can do a better job than the public sector and want the government to "stay out of their lives (meaning stay out of their wallets)" are out in full force screaming at public officials to "do something" when a public company refuses or is unwilling to deliver. Thanks for the laughter Karl. I needed it.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA on GFE Mandatory Logins
17. Re: NVIDIA on GFE Mandatory Logins Jan 17, 2017, 22:16 Cutter
 
To the conspiracy theorists, this has nothing to do with spying, tracking, or other nefarious activities. When we decided to reboot GeForce Experience with version 3.0 to fulfill the vision we have in mind for it we had a tough decision to make, but think about it: How much worse would it have been to release 3.0 without the login requirement, and then add it on with version 3.3, or 3.5, or 3.8? That would have been even worse.

I love the deflection. Ok, you still haven't answered WHY someone needs to login to an account to stream local data. So yes, it very obviously has to with spying, tracking and other nefarious activities.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 17:34 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 16:07:
Cutter wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 16:00:
TangledThorns wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 14:06:
What Bond needs is better writers. It seems like whenever they cast a new Bond the first film is awesome and the following films suck.

Spectre was bleh but Skyfall ruled. That's the best one to date now. And QoS was better than CR. So that's not true.

Have you been at the Gaffer's home brew again? CS was tight. QoS was a mess.

Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion no matter how wrong they are.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 16:00 Cutter
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 14:06:
What Bond needs is better writers. It seems like whenever they cast a new Bond the first film is awesome and the following films suck.

Spectre was bleh but Skyfall ruled. That's the best one to date now. And QoS was better than CR. So that's not true.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2017, 15:49 Cutter
 
That's a big thumbs-up for John Carmack and a big middle finger for Microsuck.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 20:36 Cutter
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 18:49:
Well it's debatable if the New Deal made any difference, and whether or not it was simply the massive infrastructural spending of WW2 that turned the economy around - govt acting as a business - see Keynesian economics. That doesn't mean we need to be in a war to accomplish the same. Something similar can probably be done by having an organized and actionable plan to repair the nation's various types of infrastructure, but with a focus on hiring locals and contracting with domestic businesses, etc.

No, it's not debatable, gov't spending works and austerity budgets don't. That's fact, proven countless times over. Why? In the first world we are conspicuous consumers - for the most part - at least post-industrialization. When there's high unemployment there's no money being spent. When the gov't puts people to work we see the ancillary economy grow, and that puts people to work. Even forgetting about things like The New Deal just look at the MIC, PIC, or any other gov't service that spurns ancillary employment. It creates about 10X more employment than it costs directly.

Where it falls down is only in cases where it's permanent and there's a lot of corruption and people not paying the taxes they're supposed to. This is where things like Greece occur. The GOP always talk a good game about limited gov't but they always end up increasing the size of gov't. A big part of it is because they hire corps who nickel and dime for the lowest bid, treat/pay their employees the worst, and therfore get the worst performance out of people. Minimum wage = minimum effort.

Did you know stock options used to be common for employees once upon a time? That's right, after the initial hiccups and exploitation seen in the beginning of the last century, a lot of owners realized they were faced with profit sharing or unions, and the former was overwhelmingly seen as a much better incentive with much less problems. It didn't last long which is what led to the union movements in the 1930s. Even today most companies that are employee owned or utilize profit-sharing do immeasurably better than being a serf on the clock.

Yah, I know it sounds like I'm a supporter, but I figure since he's going to be in office we should encourage 'good ideas' - instead of constantly whining and squabbling about our differences.

Yeah, that would be super if it worked, but it doesn't. You can't tell a sociopath like Trump that what he's doing is unfair because it simply doesn't register with him. He is literally incapable of understanding that concept. Same with the rest of the sociopaths and psychopaths out there. They understand it academically, but on a personal level it means nothing to them. It simply doesn't resonate with them. And people getting angry because they're broke, overworked, underpaid, hungry, tired, living in poverty - or near enough - while the haves have more than they could ever sensibly use in a lifetime isn't whining, it's fighting for a decent quality of life. Remember this scene from Wall Street? It's more apt than ever....

How much is enough?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jan 16, 2017, 20:06 Cutter
 
If you believe they put a man on the moon, man on the moon....  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 16, 2017, 18:24 Cutter
 
From Harvard....

The Myth of Shareholder Value
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 12:59 Cutter
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 12:33:
Won't happen in our lifetimes, if ever -- "hanging the rich", that is. WWIII... much harder to say. I'd have to agree with those who have said the next global war will be over fresh water...

I dunno, man. It's getting pretty bad all over. Just google "global unrest 2016" and look at some studies. And I can't imagine it actually getting better before it gets worse.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jan 16, 2017, 12:53 Cutter
 
Hi Gabe! My question is a two parter how can Steam still suck so bad after so long - from the client, to the greenlight system, to your shitty refund policy - and how can a company that makes so much money have such shitty CS considering Steam is a service.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 16, 2017, 12:49 Cutter
 
Apple manufactures most of its products with a pair of Chinese partners, Foxconn and Pegatron. And while human rights advocates and the press have long criticized the working conditions in these factories, the fact of the matter is that outsourced labor is nearly universal among gadget companies. Efforts to move this production to American shores usually fizzles out, as it did in 2013 when Google opened a factory for Motorola phones in Texas only to close it a year later.

Who cares what foreign companies are doing. The point is a domestic company should be hiring domestically or people at home shouldn't be supporting them. It once again shows that the Apple sheep hate America.
 
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News Comments > Unforgiven VR Early Access Next Month
3. Re: Unforgiven VR Early Access Next Month Jan 16, 2017, 12:33 Cutter
 
So a tech demo that costs $30 and the one with the lowest latency wins? Lol, yeah sure.
 
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News Comments > The Repopulation Sold; To be Repopulated
1. Re: The Repopulation Sold; To be Repopulated Jan 16, 2017, 12:31 Cutter
 
And that's why you don't crowdfund MMOs.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 12:27 Cutter
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 10:54:
I couldn't really care if they were men, women, or attack helicopters. There's a reason why there's a populist swing though, and they likely have no idea why it's happening. Even though the answer is right in front of them. Considering things though? It's just as possible we're going to see "behead all elitists" becoming a thing though, depending on how shit this all turns. Likely why doomsday self-preservation vaults are trendy as fuck among the ultra-rich.

The expression is "hang the rich" or "eat the rich". And why not? They're the social Darwinist psychopaths selling the rope to hang themselves with. It's a very real thing now. Most major economic conferences and groups are discussing it all the time now. They know the natives are getting restless and things can't keep going on like they are. The problem with being a self-serving psychopath however is that, while they understand it and can see it, they can't help themselves. I think were really starting to ramp up for WWIII at this point as politics are only going to keep getting more extreme. And when that happens, sooner or later bullets start flying everywhere.
 
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