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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 22, 2016, 22:46 Cutter
 
The MIC - and by extension the gun manufacturers - are the people who really run America. They have carte blanche. Almost a trillion dollars a year is what they loot from the American taxpayers now. And god help the godless commie liberal who ever dare suggest reining in defense spending! I mean the bankers and stock brokers know they're reviled and they're a fair target, but inject some common sense about weapons in 'Murica and that's treason! Besides, I'm sure most of the GOP and their supporters think a bunch of dead and wounded fags is a good thing/god's will anyway. Like this motherfucker....

Texas pastor hopes more Orlando shooting victims die

There's your GOP rank and file for you.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 22, 2016, 22:07 Cutter
 
So Brexit and the Steam summer sale tomorrow. Big day.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Preorder Bonus
2. Re: Mafia III Preorder Bonus Jun 22, 2016, 22:06 Cutter
 
How about a pre-order bonus that means they make a real Mafia game after this?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: In other news.... Jun 22, 2016, 15:57 Cutter
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 15:08:
Took longer then expected but I am officially a High School Graduate.

Graduation gifts should be limited to Steam Gift Cards, Alcohol delivered to my door, and a full body massage by Chris Evans (Captain America suit is optional, but must bring the shield).

Special thanks to Batz for all his help, support, and someone I could aspire to be like, especially after this last year.

Good on ya. Whilst I can't get my hands on Chris Evans I'll see if I can't rustle up a lumberjack for you.

Gratuitous Shirtless Lumberjack
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 22, 2016, 15:45 Cutter
 
Or just use a a digital OTA antenna and not pay at all. Seeing my TV viewing habits are etremely limited and almost wholly pertain to PBS, TVO (Ontario's PBS), and football during football season I have zero need for cable/satellite, or streaming services like Netflix.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2016, 14:34 Cutter
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 13:36:
I cant believe that shit show Scorpion is BACK AGAIN yet they cant air star trek on regular network TV

Virtually all TV is garbage. If you're not watching PBS you're wasting time on scheisse.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2016, 11:05 Cutter
 
More so than Quake itself I just remember that time as everything really taking off for games with the advent of 3D, mods, etc. Quake, UT, et al. were sweet and all, but so much better with mods like Hook, and Threewave CTF.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 21, 2016, 16:30 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 15:33:
PHJF wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 10:03:
So the penalty for Ticketmaster is they have to give out coupons. My pizza delivery boxes all do that already, and nobody sued the pizza company.

As far as you know...



Yeah, it's America after all. Just look at the tale of Pizza Hut vs. Papa Johns. I've never had PJs pizza, what's it like?

Pizza Hut v. Papa Johns


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2016, 16:19 Cutter
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 16:09:
Cutter wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 15:26:
And as it applies to the brain you're not adding any new neural pathways anymore. That's it. That's all.

The business is a scam. But I think it is possible for new neural pathways to be created after 25. I'm pretty sure this has been seen sometimes in people with brain injuries who lose some sort of functionality due to the injury but recovery as the brain relearns the tasks...

Possibly, I'm by no means an expert. My understanding has always been however that 25+/- is basically it for growth and it's all (gradually) downhill after that. I haven't been able to find any actual science that nueorplasticity creates new neural pathways, merely the claims of it in marketing from companies like Luminosity. Seeing as the FTC they're no longer permitted to make those claims it stands to reason its bunk. Even if was true I'd imagine it would be rather limited and minor.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2016, 15:26 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 14:15:
Billion-dollar brain training industry a sham—nothing but placebo, study suggests.

I'm not going to say brain training is real, but this study doesn't do all that much to disprove it either (although it does some). A 25 person sample size is the bare minimum you need, and the 5 point difference they found falls within the statistical margin of error. Also, the methodology of (test, train for an hour, test again) is hardly training at all. Let's do a good longitudinal study with a decent sample size and find out.

The reason I say this is that there are plenty of studies that show certain activities can increase intelligence or at least maintain it, i.e. "train the brain":

- exercise for children increases brain size and ability to learn

- free play for children increases ability to learn, memory, and problem solving skills

- activities such as doing crossword puzzles, playing card games, and reading delay the onset of dementia in the elderly. Given that many people are drawn to "brain training" companies to prevent cognitive decline, this would seem to be important.

Yeah, but they're talking about adults and cognitive decline due to aging. All the brain training in the world won't stave that off. Which is why the FTC fined Lumosity 2 million bucks and they're no longer allowed to make claims of that nature. Once you're 25'ish it's all over but the crying. That's when the body begins its long slow decline. And as it applies to the brain you're not adding any new neural pathways anymore. That's it. That's all. While I imagine it can't hurt, you're a sucker if you're paying a monthly fee for a service like Lumiosity.


 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jun 20, 2016, 22:25 Cutter
 
What's the expression as old as language itself? Oh right, you can't fix stupid.

However, anyway you slice it, easy access to guns does make contribute to all those killings. In every other country it's an expensive and time consuming process to acquire a gun and even more onerous if you want to use it at a range - which are almost non-existent here anyway. In my life I've shot a few .22's and .303s, mainly when I was an Air Cadet and at my uncle's farm. I've handled a handgun once, but never shot it. And apart from 2 other times where I've actually seen handguns in public - bad situations - you only ever see on a cop's hip - or someone else like a prison guard or money truck guard. Otherwise guns do not exist here for all intents and purposes and that's a good thing.

This is what we see in the US. Someone gets mad and rather than go fight them, or even take it to a level of a bat or maybe a knife, so many just go straight to gun, and then it's all over but the crying. I've seen videos on Youtube of assholes walking around loaded for bear in open carry places and thinking they're some sort of patriot hero yet the overwhelming response you see in the comments are is they're precisely the sort of jackass that shouldn't be permitted anywhere near a gun. And I agree with that. The more vehement you are that you should be a walking gun store, the less you should probably be able to carry even one to begin with.

This good samaritan fantasy of gun nuts needs to end. Mire often than not they only make the situation worse. I'm not saying no one should have guns, but people should be suitably terrified of using one because of the harsh repercussions of misuse. Which means you better be in a life and death situation before you jerk that pistol and go to work.

 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jun 20, 2016, 22:00 Cutter
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 21:04:
PoEt 60% off, now's your chance to gift out a few copies, Cutter and other major PoEt fans.

Disclaimer: I borderline loved PoEt; hopefully PoEt 2 will be the greatest rpg of this era.

Heh, screw you. Look man, I've always loved everything else BiS/Obsidian has done, but like a lot of other people feel this way too, they dropped the ball on this one in a big way. I'm actually, legitimately surprised just how much I didn't care for this game at all.

Conversely I finally finished W3 with all the DLC and was floored by how amazeballs it was. I can say without equivocation now that it's my #1 game of all time - and this is from someone who didn't care for the first two games at all. S'funny ol' world, innit?
 
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News Comments > Offworld Trading Company Toolkit DLC
2. Re: Offworld Trading Company Toolkit DLC Jun 20, 2016, 21:55 Cutter
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 20:26:
5 bucks for a fucking map editor?!?

And that's just another reason not to support Stardock, silly goose.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 20, 2016, 16:11 Cutter
 
afka Rossini wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 15:08:
Cutter wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 09:52:
I'd love self-driving cars for absolutely no other reason than it giving the middle-finger to auto-insurance.

Cutter, I never figured you to be that optimistic. The insurance companies will get theirs as long as there are politicians to buy.

Yeah, true enough, who am I kidding. They always get us coming or going, it doesn't matter. Just bend over, grit your teeth and think of England.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2016, 16:08 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 13:12:
I haven't seen most of the stuff he's been in, but I loved his performance as the "groupie" in Only Lovers Left Alive.

Haven't seen that yet but I've always been a big fan of Jarmusch. Night on Earth and Down by Law are two of my fave films. Apart from ST the only thing I've seen him in was the remake of Fright Night which I quite enjoyed. Too young and such a shitty way to die as well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2016, 10:01 Cutter
 
Yeah, and another solstice moon won't be seen until 2094 so it's a once in a lifetime event for most of us. Think I'll get my inner-hippy on and go listen to the Age of Aquarius.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 20, 2016, 09:52 Cutter
 
I'd love self-driving cars for absolutely no other reason than it giving the middle-finger to auto-insurance.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 20, 2016, 09:50 Cutter
 
Jesus, just scroll down on that KTLA website. Every page you go to links to a dozen more stories of rape and mass-murder. Wtf is going on down there?
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Console Mod Theft Protection
23. Re: Fallout 4 Console Mod Theft Protection Jun 19, 2016, 16:22 Cutter
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 16:03:
Kajetan wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 15:45:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 15:40:
When they have the steam-id all they need to do is report account for piracy.
I ask again ... why should Valve do that? And on what legal basis? This is something between Bethesda, the mod author and the uploader. Nowhere is Valve, Valves infrastructure or a misuse of a Steam account on the basis of the Steam GTC involved. Therefore i genuinely ask: How?

Not Valve, Bethesda. They can revoke the key/license to block user from using mods or entirely removing the game from the library. And on what basis? How about violating Fallout 4 EULA? Depending on what is written there, mod piracy is 1:1 game (asset) piracy.

Either way, I wonder if Bethesda would go that far...

Sure they would. That means said person will need to buy a new copy. If Bethsoft *really* cared they'd be threatening them with legal action.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2016, 14:42 Cutter
 
I'll never understand why people forgo vermouth in a martini. It's like cooking eggs without butter, pointless. Just have a chilled shot of vodka in that case - or eat a raw egg along the same lines. I'm deffo a 3 olive martini guy though sometimes I'll go a bit dirty or do a lemon twist or even a Gibson, but generally the olives. It's been a while since I've had a good martini too. Maybe I'll recitfy that today, but given how hot it is atm it's deffo more of a G&T or frosty lager kind of day. Had a few G&Ts last night and they were delicious. Just picked up a bottle of Boodles gin. haven't tried it before so we'll see how it goes.

And while I'm not a seafood fan myself - shrimp cocktails being the one exception - most peeps in my fam are nuts about crab. King, Dungeness, etc. How many of you really like crab? Do you ever eat the deep fried soft shell crab? I admit they look pretty tasty.
 
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