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Description Get off my lawn!
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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
Total Comments 26297 (Jedi)
User ID 25394
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2017, 00:45 Cutter
 
bigspender wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 19:24:
Happy Earth Day!

Remember Less Meat = Less Heat :-)

That's what she said. Hi-O! Biker
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
11. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2017, 00:44 Cutter
 
Wallshadows wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 23:47:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 13:59:
Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison.

And yet people convicted of manslaughter routinely get half that.

Half that being lucky. The last murder which took place round here was something like 20 years ago. Dude got mad when he was cut off from drinking so he went to his truck, got a rifle and killed the person who cut him off.

Got a four year sentence which then got lowered to less than two.

Stupid crimes like manslaughter and capital crimes like murder are virtually always crimes of passion. And they almost always involve an altered state of mind due to psychosis, intelligence, but more likely drugs and/or alcohol. That's very much different organized crime where theft is the name of the game. This wasn't some clown robbing a corner store, this was exceptionally high-level stuff. So yeah, stiff sentences are warranted and needed.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2017, 00:40 Cutter
 
Simon Says wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 22:57:
Cutter wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 15:37:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 13:59:
Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison.

And yet people convicted of manslaughter routinely get half that.

Yeah, but computer crimes are increasing exponentially whereas violent crimes are not. There needs to be a deterrent because so far there hasn't been and we see what the result of that is. When these assholes start to understand they're looking at 20+ years in a pound-me-in-the-ass prison most of them won't be doing it anymore.


Historically, deterrence and prohibition on the sociocriminal level never worked. And the US penal system is famous for its awfull rehabilitation rates, its better at producing more crime and violence from non-violent and petty criminals than doing the opposite. So you want more socioeconomic problems? Sure, get their ass in the anus pounder. What you want first on this side is a reform to WHAT WORKS and there are plenty of good examples from the scandinavian penal model, which is the most successfull in the world.

What there needs to be is an understanding that employees/artists of corporations who get their products illegaly copied are getting indoctrinated by their employers and interests groups into thinking that the reason they aren't getting paid enough ( and to keep their employees/artists pays as low as possible ) is that people are copying bytes that they would otherwise buy, were personal copy not an option.

This has been, proven again, and again and again by ( independent, not paid for by interest groups ) science as being complete horseshit. The vast majority aren't lost sales, and what little remains is a victimless crime.

Piracy is used as a scapegoat to justify lower wages and lower artists payout wherehas its to keep most of the profits to themselves. And they do, the share artists and employees receive for their work compared to the share kept by their exploiters is laughable.

You want to put people in prison and get your fair share? Fine! But having stupidly high sentences for personal copies isn't going to do it. What will do it is to cut where there is a lot of morbidly obese FAT and redistribute, and you know where that fat is. Its not on the bloke who can't afford it anyway or wouldn't buy anyway, ITS ON YOUR EXPLOITERS.

Edit: And I guess I'm saying this because I'm some kind of "Russian psyops" too right? ( or whichever wannabe pejorative label someone would choose, like conspiracy theorist, or some other Orwellian crap ) LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Deterrence works or it wouldn't be used in anything. The actual facts run contrary to your claims. If the US penal system made things worse than crime would have been increasing year over year, decade over decade, where it's been going down instead.

And what the fuck does piracy have anything to do with any of this? The guy was a fucking thief who destroyed businesses, people, and stole $170 million dollars! That's not 30 years in the joint for downloading a couple of fucking movies. Give your head a shake.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2017, 15:45 Cutter
 
Skeptic magazine did a full edition on the War on Cancer a year or two back. They found there was a lot of this. A lot of waste. A lot of deceit. And very little actual progress overall in spite of the hundreds of billions of dollars that's been poured into since the 1950s. A few of the less aggressive forms have seen some big gains but on the whole it was something like only a 17& reduction since the 50s. That's pretty mind-boggling given how much money is involved in that industry - and make no mistake it is that. What's really amazing is that most cancer would never occur with a better standard of living and better diet and exercise.

Doncha just love when airlines spew bullshit like "What we see on this video does not reflect our values or how we care for our customers."
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 22, 2017, 15:37 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 13:59:
Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison.

And yet people convicted of manslaughter routinely get half that.

Yeah, but computer crimes are increasing exponentially whereas violent crimes are not. There needs to be a deterrent because so far there hasn't been and we see what the result of that is. When these assholes start to understand they're looking at 20+ years in a pound-me-in-the-ass prison most of them won't be doing it anymore.

 
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News Comments > Outbreak: The New Nightmare Announced
1. Re: Outbreak: The New Nightmare Announced Apr 22, 2017, 15:32 Cutter
 
Yeah, that's what Steam is lacking, yet another shovelware zombie game.
 
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News Comments > Everything Released
3. Re: Everything Released Apr 22, 2017, 15:31 Cutter
 
My fave line of his - which I always use - is "It's a small world but I'd hate to have to paint it."

If you're going to make something like this it at least needs to be visually appealing. That is not.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 22, 2017, 02:17 Cutter
 
And your evidence is? Right, same ol' personal bias and conjecture like every other armchair athlete.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 21, 2017, 19:50 Cutter
 
HoSpanky wrote on Apr 21, 2017, 15:38:
Cutter, Canada and Australia really get the shaft on game pricing, and that needs to be addressed by the developers/publishers directly. It's their own fault that people look elsewhere in those particular cases. But when someone buys keys meant for a country where "full" price would sell zero copies, then resells them in another country, that's some horseshit. Acting like it's the same as any other commodity is asinine; any other commodity costs money to physically transfer around the globe. THAT cost usually negates the savings, so it doesn't happen.

And that's before the stolen card shit is added in.


No it isn't horseshit. If they're willing to take less somewhere else than they're willing to take less everywhere. Just because you can screw someone doesn't mean you should. That's immoral and unethical. So again, fuck them.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Expeditions: Viking
1. Re: Gone Gold - Expeditions: Viking Apr 21, 2017, 19:35 Cutter
 
Hope this is as good as Conquistadors!
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Announced
4. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Announced Apr 21, 2017, 19:34 Cutter
 
Why not something like the Crusades?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 21, 2017, 10:35 Cutter
 
Canada is even worse than the US for lack of competition and things being overpriced so that doesn't mean a whole lot.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 21, 2017, 10:34 Cutter
 
For anyone who lives in a country that gets shafted by regional pricing key reselling sites are a godsend, so fuck Total Biscuit and his ilk.
 
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News Comments > Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae Next Month
1. Re: Two Worlds II: Call of the Tenebrae Next Month Apr 21, 2017, 10:29 Cutter
 
Really? DLC for a 6 year old game? It was terrible anyway.
 
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News Comments > Expeditions: Conquistador Free Weekend
2. Re: Expeditions: Conquistador Free Weekend Apr 21, 2017, 10:28 Cutter
 
Such a good game. A must buy if you haven't already. Really pumped for Expeditions Viking!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 21, 2017, 00:33 Cutter
 
Well it's a good thing there are no real crimes left to solve or stop.
 
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News Comments > Ranked Dota 2 Now Requires Phone Number
3. Re: Ranked Dota 2 Now Requires Phone Number Apr 21, 2017, 00:32 Cutter
 
Dev wrote on Apr 20, 2017, 22:01:
Although, what's to stop someone from getting a $20 burner phone at walmart?

While I'm sure there are some kooks out there that'll do this, the vast majority won't bother with it - so it's effective.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2017, 12:43 Cutter
 
Up in smoke
That's where I wanna be
'Cause when I'm high
The world below
Don't bother me
When life begins
To be one long
and dangerous road
I take a toke
and all my cares
Go up in smoke....

 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Apr 20, 2017, 12:32 Cutter
 
Key reselling sites wouldn't exist if not for the devs own actions with greed and regional pricing. If they start being fair sites like G2A will disappear. This is a problem entirely of their own making, and the solution is in their hands as well. It's no different from orgs like RIAA who refuse to adapt and change the business model that no longer works.

 
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News Comments > Activision Classics on Steam
9. Re: Activision Classics on Steam Apr 19, 2017, 22:41 Cutter
 
SM0k3 wrote on Apr 19, 2017, 21:14:
damn i was about to go all in if steam finally got "interstate 76 nitro pack".

If there's any game that deserves a remake/remaster/update these days it's Interstate '76.
 
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