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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2017, 17:38 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 14:36:
Timmeh wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 10:54:
yeah I see your point, but they have a diverse clientele.

a normal black professional would be a wise addition.

Good point. Here's what can happen when you don't have blacks working in leadership at your corporation:

A Dove ad showed a black woman turning herself white. The backlash is growing.

That has nothing to do with the racial or gender makeup of your company and everything to do with just being scummy for a buck. It's Unilever. You know, the same assholes that own the Axe brand whose ads do nothing but show females as stupid sluts. You hire who's best qualified for the job and who your most comfortable with. And most people are only really comfortable with their own kind. The hardcore lefies out there can wail and wring their hands over the unfairness of it all but that's basic human nature in a nutshell. We are tribal by nature. And anything that isn't part of our tribe is a potential threat. That's 2 million years of evolution telling you it doesn't give a shit about these sorts of politics.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 13, 2017, 00:32 Cutter
 
Google: There is no escape! Don't make me destroy you. Target, you do not yet realize your importance. You've only begun to discover your power! Join me, and I will complete your training! With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict, and bring order to the galaxy.

Target: I'll never join you!

Google: If only you knew the power of the Dark Side! Amazon never told you what happened to your father.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Weekend
8. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Free Weekend Oct 12, 2017, 16:30 Cutter
 
I'd have grabbed it at $15. At $30 they can suck 30% of my balls.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2017, 14:23 Cutter
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 12:15:
Serious question/suggestion.

Why don't we just have a sugar/high fructose corn syrup tax instead? As I was surprised the other day reading the label on milk and seeing sugar in it.

HFCS is on the decline anyway. At least more and more people are getting on board with how bad it is and demanding that process food processors stop using it. I keep seeing more and more processed food with "Now Made With Real Sugar!" on them...as if that were somehow better beyond a fractional improvement. If it's refined sugar or carbs it's poison, plain and simple.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2017, 11:29 Cutter
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 11:17:
I'm not sure if soda taxes are a good idea or not. It might help discourage people as tobacco taxes did, but on the other hand, I am not convinced it would really make much of a difference. Although, I'd probably be in favor of it if we could guarantee all the money collected on soda takes went to obesity programs or at least health programs.

Listen, you could make non-diet soda illegal tomorrow, remove it from every store, and you know what -- people would still become obese. In the US, unless you pay close attention, there is no way you are going to get a dinner at most restaurants which doesn't have more than your daily recommended amount of calories. And I can tell you from personal experience you can go from a normal weight to obese without drinking a single non-diet soda.

It is a life habit and cultural/societal problem. And it will not be solved by taxing some food products.

Sales Fall Again in Mexico’s Second Year of Taxing Soda

"“Like with tobacco, we’re seeing what we call a real habituation effect,” he said. “Over time people seem to get more weaned away from the sugary beverages, and that increases the impact of the tax.”"


Mexico's soda tax will save 18,900 lives and more than $983 million over 10 years, study says
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2017, 11:24 Cutter
 
Portion sizes are definitely a factor. Americans consumer the most calories per capita per day - close to 4000 on average. Anyone not from the US who travels there always remarks on food portion sizes. Plus the overwhelming availability of fast food. There's no shortage of it here but comparitively it's a drop in the bucket. We don't even have half the chains you see in the US, nor is it anywhere near as cheap. Whenever I used to travel to the US for work when I was younger I always loved - at the time - that I could go to Sonic or Jack-in-the-Box or all these other places that they don't have here and get a ton of food for half the price I'd pay for it here even with the exchange. And that's the problem. It's way easier and cheaper to eat badly in the US than it is to eat healthy - and we're headed that way ourselves unfortunately.
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Room Space Getting Roomier
2. Re: Steam VR Room Space Getting Roomier Oct 11, 2017, 11:13 Cutter
 
Seems to me VR needs games more than it needs anymore tech atm.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2017, 10:21 Cutter
 
Considering the harm pop causes their should be a national tax on it the way Mexico does it. It works. Just like smokers who got outraged when they started taxing the shit out of smokes they'll either get smart and quit or pay the price. No one is saying you can't drink pop, but if you choose to you're just more of a burden on the system and ergo, should pay more tax to support said system.
 
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News Comments > Abandon Ship Exploration Trailer
1. Re: Abandon Ship Exploration Trailer Oct 11, 2017, 10:09 Cutter
 
I like the general premise but it needs more. Just sailing around getting into the same static style of combat over and over will get old fast. This strikes me more as a tablet type little timewaster of a game you'd play on the subway or something.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2017, 16:55 Cutter
 
I know JD is kidding. Seriously though, there's no shortage of studies that prove unequivocally that preventative maintenance is always the best and most cost-effective way of managing all aspects related to health. Tax all the bad stuff and use it to subsidize the good stuff and it would all work so much better. But we know that would make sense....
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2017, 12:08 Cutter
 
Yeah, well it's way past time for governments to do more about mental health than just pay lip service to it. Treatment for the vast majority of people remains well out of reach because of costs. And the catch-22 is that shrinks have to charge so much because there are no subsidies. So everyone just ends up getting hooked on pills and nothing really gets fixed. Yet, study after study shows that in good socialized democracies where people have access to both basic mental health and dental that medical costs plummet. Point in fact I just read a paper that in Ontario alone that every hospital - and we're talking dozens of them - cost the taxpayers 7 million dollars per year because of people coming to the hospitals for either mental health or dental issues. 7 million bucks per hospital per year. And you can bet that's played out more or less the same everywhere else that's in a similar boat. If that money were used correctly - preventative - it would only cost 1/4 of that. A perfect example of throwing good money after bad.
 
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News Comments > Jurassic World Evolution Trailer
1. Re: Jurassic World Evolution Trailer Oct 9, 2017, 12:04 Cutter
 
Ok, that looks pretty sweet. And an ankylosaurus? Love those guys! Wonder if they'll do any water or air based dinos as well like plesiosaurs and pteranodons.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2017, 11:58 Cutter
 
Congratulations, Blue. Seems like only yesterday all of this started.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Oct 8, 2017, 22:00 Cutter
 
Sure Rick, violent media explains the daily mass-murders in the US not sensible gun-control laws 'cause the rest of the world has the exact same problem...oh wait!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Oct 6, 2017, 22:05 Cutter
 
I love me some Kaiju. I own the complete Godzilla collection. I love cheesy flicks like Robot Jox. And for all it's flaws I like Pac Rim too. This however looks pretty effin' bad. Tramsmorphers meets Power Rangers meets Kaiju? Honestly, that looks like a bad Saturday morning kids show. The first one is a GdT flick. This looks like a film made by marketers. It's like when Star Wars went from Empire to RotJ and the fucking Ewoks.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 6, 2017, 21:58 Cutter
 
Great find, Ant, thanks! Gonna' watch that later.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 6, 2017, 15:16 Cutter
 
I'm sure they could do it but how long would it take and what would it cost? If another hurricane comes through it'll just destroy all the solar panels anyway. JD has the right of it. In places like that you need to do utilities underground.
 
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News Comments > ELEX Trailer
1. Re: ELEX Trailer Oct 4, 2017, 21:41 Cutter
 
Wow, that was less than inspiring.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
13. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 4, 2017, 15:30 Cutter
 
Just think, a scant 60 years ago Truman made popular "the buck stops here" as a motto for personal responsibility. And whilst those at the top continue to espouse such sentiments, 'take responsibility, take ownership, etc.' it's all fine and dandy until the very moment it applies to them, and all of a sudden it's Sgt. Schulz from Hogan's Heros, "I know nothing!"
 
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