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1. No subject Jan 22, 2017, 16:47 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Guess we can chalk that up to another case of intellectual bullshit failing under actual review.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. No subject Jan 20, 2017, 12:39 Mashiki Amiketo
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 10:29:
His handlers will let him keep his phone and instead just restrict his twitter account.

Might be more interesting just how much fake news is going on these days. If it's not CNN, it's WAPO, or BBC, or really almost all of the MSM these days.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 20:21 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 16:33:
A short and edifying article on windshield repair.

Why auto glass service isn't all it's cracked up to be

Same stuff when I was an apprentice 25 years ago basically. Back then it was an influx of stuff from Mexico. Luckily we haven't seen a relapse in things like the tire rim plague, where transport truck rims would fail so spectacularly that they would shatter, or the rims would sheer off(the center remained bolted in), and the entire thing would get flung down the highway. Several people in Ontario were killed because of that.

But there is still the huge and I do mean huge problem with train cars across North America and failures(causing derailments/spills) of wheels, axles, and journal boxes(basically the wheel hub). Those cases are all shitty mexican made parts from the 1990/early 00's. Most rail companies have spent the last 10-20 years and hundreds of millions replacing them on everything from boxcars to tanker cars. There's also been cases of side frame failures, where they simply bend and the entire wheel assembly gets ejected. Which is really good at 60 miles an hour.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. No subject Jan 18, 2017, 15:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Blue wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 11:13:
I believe that's the price to repair the crack. The insurance company says they will cover replacing the windshield if it comes to that.

Car windshields haven't been shatterable like that for decades, and that's because of the giant sheet of plastic that's between the two layers of glass. And said insurance company is happier to fix a rock-strike, and in many cases at least here in Canada for nothing. The last windshield I had replaced cost me $200(deductible), the actual cost of the windshield was just shy of $1100.

Just a heads up to people who don't know, the windshield is considered a "structural component" of the vehicle. Which is one of the reasons you should get it repaired. But just be glad you don't live in various part of Canada, because rock strikes are so common that windshield's aren't covered in your insurance policy. And can drive the cost up monthly by $400-800. Where the same policy in say Ontario would be $70-80/mo including repair/replace.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 10:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 10:49:
8 men (yes, all of them MEN) have more wealth than combined 3.6 billion, those 8 sure are very equal among themselves...

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.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support
38. No subject Jan 12, 2017, 08:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well just installed the update guess what happened? Nothing. Multi-monitor support works just fine. Looks like it's either going to be a "your mileage may vary" or "FUD article" in either one of those cases.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
38. No subject Jan 5, 2017, 14:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 13:59:

frankly it would be super difficult to include "realistic" romantic scenarios without making it the primary focus of the game considering all the hyper-nuanced bullshit that goes into real life relationships

Jaheira is probably one of the best "realistic romance" characters that's ever been done. It can be done, but it's easier to write flat characters that exist to pander. You can see that with DA2's romance garbage, especially the person who was the lead writer for them. They didn't believe in depth, just cheap garbage with no depth.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
36. No subject Jan 5, 2017, 13:37 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:59:

So is it shoe horned when a female character is obviously inserted strictly to appeal to male players? Why is it ok on one hand but bad on the other? Could it be perhaps that they're just trying to appeal to different people? That gay character seems shoe horned to you because it's not there for you.

That's called "fan service" and it's just as bad. Sometimes it's even worse. Funny enough, that "gay character" which is shoe horned in as it seems to me? Those gay friends of mine see it the same way, shitty-assed-shoe horning which detracts from the actual game, story and narrative. What most people want is unique characters, which are unique and aren't jammed in. This is no different then the current escapades of absolute garbage being jammed into comic books in order to pander to a demographic which is so abysmally small that it's driving the core audience away.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
30. No subject Jan 5, 2017, 11:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 03:53:
I don't know if including a gay character really has that much of a detrimental impact on the overall story. People tend to overreact to even the most minor annoyances. For example, ME3 had a crappy ending but the ending constituted maybe 1% of a 40+ hour game. That didn't stop people from proclaiming that ME3 was complete garbage and that the entire series was ruined as a result.

It's not that the person is so as written. It's shoehorning and then the vibrant declarations of such. Think of it this way, in FO2 you could hook up with someone of the same sex. Get married to them, haul their shitty ass around that could get 1-shot by a mole rat. But at no point did it become a talking point like: "Hey, I'm gay. Look at me and how it makes me a great NPC/PC/etc. Let me tell you my life story" every 20th sentence for example. It's not a selling point to most people, but for some companies the shoehorning is a selling point which is what pisses people off. Compare the shoehorning in DA3, and then compare the "current year" bit in Witcher 3. See the difference?

The problem ending wise for ME3 is you know what the end is. Even if the journey to that end is great, you know it's coming. And the closer you get to it, the more you dread that it's going to throw off the enjoyment you've had getting there. That rounds off that they claimed "all your choices would have an impact, it would change how the ending would play out, etc, etc, etc."
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
15. No subject Jan 5, 2017, 03:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Sho wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 01:22:
Feeling sad for people who can't enjoy games I guess.
I'm pretty sure everyone can enjoy games. The problem is when companies go for the "rah-rah, look at us! We're awesommely diverse, look at all these diverse characters! Look at this, you can be a quadragendered-octopus-train engine!" Instead of investing in story, and making it a meaningful story.

Will wait for reviews, not expecting consumer reviews to be good aka another DA2 fiasco. Expecting many review sites like polygon and kotaku to be falling all over themselves that this is the second coming though. I'm hoping I'm fully wrong too.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
63. No subject Dec 15, 2016, 07:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 15, 2016, 07:15:
Are people pushing that climate change isn't real, or enabling Richard Spencer not dangerous?
Well that depends. Are people allowed to have their own views? If so, then both are a non issue. On the other hand, if they're not. I'm sure we'll see out out there protesting groups like Sea Shepard, ELF and antifa. All three which have either committed acts of terror, or intimidated people. While Spencer has not.

Oh you're right. I misread. Never mind your support for Harper and Quinn and the organizations they launched though. I'll wait for you to show the link saying that "it has validity."

Let me know when you're finished make stuff up though, I'm sure the Washington Post would be happy that your views align with the "fake news" stuff they're pushing though. I guess when you're implying something though, you should do the same.

Just out of curiosity is the Detroit Press reporting that 37% of the voting machines in Detroit which went to Clinton and having more votes counted then votes in the box fake?


 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
61. No subject Dec 15, 2016, 07:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 17:58:

I can't figure out what you think this says about progressives, or anyone or anything else. Why have you mentioned this? Why do you think this helps, or is relevant to your point?

Not paying attention to the press at all? The people who were pressing the "big-dangerous-alt-right" story were self-labeled progressives. Along with media that falls directly into that camp.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
58. No subject Dec 13, 2016, 05:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 07:25:

This is fun. Find a single quote from me about CON. Just one.

Or find me saying nice things about people in the "social justice movement" that would make someone think I even respect them, let alone consider them "favorites."

But sorry, anyone giving any credence to Pizzagate is a brainless moron, and anyone that can't see how GG is an alt-right extension of Five Guys, which was exclusively about harassment, is the type of person that ends up a Pizzagate believer.

Okay. Gee that's easy. Guess you shouldn't have asked.

You mean besides your support for Randi Harper, and Zoe Quinn?

Sorry, anyone who's never been involved in a child porn investigation as a crown witness or witness for the state doesn't know what they're talking about. So when was your last time as a witness for the state or crown? Mine was 2 years ago.

Whoops. Guess there's another reporter who pushed the "Iraq has WMD's" bit, this one for the NYT...again. That "dangerous alt-right" that nobody has really heard of, except the progressives pushing it. Oh wait, maybe it was China who hacked the emails from the DNC? No wait, the intelligence oversight committee says that neither the FBI or CIA have any substantive evidence.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
48. No subject Dec 12, 2016, 05:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 10:19:
I'd just like to remind everyone that Mashiki believes Pizzagate.

Reminder: I said that there's highly suspicious things. Don't let that usual lying get in your way Beamer. I'll also remind everyone that Beamer still thinks that Gamergate is only 300 people, and the big anti-harassment group known as the "Crash Override Network" or CON, wasn't engaged in doxing and harassment. Believes that GG is nothing but harassment, and runs away when confronted that his favorite people in the social justice movement are shown to be gigantic hypocrites who actively engage in everything they claim to be against.

Though, I'll remind you that Norway just busted several hundred people in a child porn ring. And over the last 10 years, in the DC area there were 3 major child porn ring busts with big-name insiders. That was including Jeffery Epstein who was a major donor to the democrats -- Epstiens pedophile island was also considered a "conspiracy theory."

jdreyer wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 15:16:

I'm not sure what you're getting at.

In the Iraq war the CIA told the Bush administration that Iraq had no WMDs, and Cheney chose to ignore it and say the opposite.

In the 2016 election the CIA told the Obama administration that Russia made a concerted effort to throw the election to Donald Trum, and he's choosing to release that information.

They are the opposite situation.
No? The CIA lied with WMD's. And instead of there being an actual report, the entire basis of this claim is "insiders, and overhearing" no leaks, no nothing. The entire basis is to allow the media to disavow when it turns out that nothing actually happened. This is the same CIA that a few months ago said that "ISIS is on the verge of being defeated" up until a week or so ago, when they said well...no, actually we meant that it's expanding and they're also trying to gain footholds in Central and South America. The CIA is so politicized and so broken that it's left hand doesn't know what the right is doing.

Keep in mind that nearly(though I believe every state) that uses electronic voting keeps their machines in an "offline" state. AKA not connected to the internet. If you haven't been paying attention the new media push is that them ruskies also tried to hack the voting machines. And the Obama administration suddenly started pushing this narrative with the media after Trump won and *after* Stien's recounts were either tossed out or shown that there was no hacking. Now we can round this out that the FBI had already investigated, and said that there was no outside hacking.

Then once we dig into what's actually being said, we find out that the Obama administration much like the DNC and Hillary's campaign are far more interested in trying to blame someone for shoddy security measures, falling for basic password phishing and trying to ignore the content of the actual emails. In other words, the media and the DNC would rather people not look at the contents of what was dumped. Or that even wikileaks has come out and said that the source of the emails -- which is what this claim of "the ruskies meddled in our election" is.

Now let's also not forget that it was Obama and his "when I'm president I'll have much more leeway to work with Russia" and Hillary and Obama's "restart button" with Russia -- when it was convenient. Or that Hillary wanted to start WWIII over Syria...just to toss that all in there.


But hey, here's a thought. Those ruskies decided to hack the election...and didn't give him the popular vote either. Yes! That makes perfect sense.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
35. No subject Dec 12, 2016, 05:41 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 10:57:
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More importantly, go read this article and tell me with a straight face you're trusting a wordpress blog and a site that brazenly posts fake news regularly over actual meteorologists.

Right-o. Ask for facts that the media has done bullshit, gets tromped. Whines and complains when actual citations are given, cries that something is fake when you can cross-reference everything that's listed. Complains that something is fake news when all of the bullshit being pushed is handed to them on a platter.

Then tries to switch the direction. So I'm guessing you support building hundreds of large-scale nuclear power plants right? If you "care about a sustainable future for your kids" you should be. And you're 100% against garbage like "wind power and solar power" except in areas where it will actually pay for itself, instead of driving the cost of electricity so high that record numbers of people are being disconnected, like here in Ontario.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
35. No subject Dec 11, 2016, 10:12 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 10:03:
No, obviously I'm not saying anything like that. I'm saying Trump has power.

You mean the only power he currently has is talking. Just like he did before? I'm sure this worked very well for Obama and Iran right? Or is it Obama didn't have power. In turn Trump doesn't have actual power yet? I'll let you take your guess, because there's been several Obama insiders that have come out saying that the Iranian deal which was counter to US policy for the last ~30 years was started when Obama had not transitioned to power.

No, that was the right-wing media like Fox. The left-wing media was saying that there aren't WMDs and that removing Saddam would cause a power vacuum that could someone who is actually dangerous to the West to gain power. Written at the time.
Oh boy. You'd better to start looking backwards. I mean it's not like CBS, NYT, etc and everyone else was saying that there were WMD's. Especially when it was convenient. No no. The left wing media was always against it.

Incidentally I said this 5 days ago:
"I think a lot of people have realised that right-wing news organisations have lied to them a lot, but those lies are too ingrained for them to be willing or able to believe more central or left-wing news, and so go deeper down the rabbit hole instead."

You might want to step out of the echo chamber. There's a reason why in most of the western world the general trust of the mainstream press is low, declining, or bottoming out. There's also a reason why the mains stream press in the US has a trustworthiness of under 10%(I believe it was 6% last I heard).
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
33. No subject Dec 11, 2016, 09:49 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 09:24:

Rubbish. He's the president-elect now, he has power now. Appointing people for his cabinet is power. Tweets from the person who will be president is power now. Are you baffled by the reaction to Taiwan calling him? Why would China care, it's not Jan 20th yet?!
Gotcha. So you're saying that you're anti-democracy, and the US should simply roll over for China because it has a snit over a group of people that refused communism? Or that the US president shouldn't talk to Taiwan despite the fact that they sell them billions of dollars worth of weapons every year to defend against China. That making lots of sense now?


Gee, if only there had been some media organisations out there who had called this out at the time. I wonder, if such organisations did exist, what would they make of Trump, the alt-right and neo-nazis.

You mean all those media organizations that were all over it salivating like a dog with a delicious bone while it was all convenient for them? Then were all over the "well no, maybe not." Oh wait! It's only convenient now, with even more flimsy evidence then the whole Iraq-WMD thing. Something-something-crywolf. Something-something-everyone I disagree with is a nazi. Wait, I've heard that one before too...back during the election for Bush Jr...both times. And against Ben Carson, and nearly every republican governor, congressman, and senator. Oh, I also heard that one about Steven Harper to boot.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
20. No subject Dec 11, 2016, 09:34 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 08:32:
Go ahead and post them then. By all means, lets get it done. Well? What the fuck are you waiting for? Post this shit.

Nothing. Ok.


Okay. No more snow in the UK for instance? The scrubbed article WAPO -- the incoming ice age Blahblahblah trees/food shortages/no more REM's/noble elements/etc

Same shit, going on nearly 40 years. Doom and gloom, and you wonder why people are saying it's bullshit? I personally like the "there will be no more natural gas by 1981." Just a FYI in the region between Grande Cache and Grande Prairie, Alberta there's enough NG to supply the US at current usage for 40-70 years.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
31. No subject Dec 11, 2016, 09:19 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 01:56:
A foreign government using illegal means worked at and succeeded in getting their preferred candidate elected.

The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.

I guess the Iraq war was full of factual information and there were WMD's right? You realize that the entire article is written based on 3rd party information, with no confirmation. But let's play the "if it is illegitimate." Was it okay for the US to do the same thing in soviet satellite states?

Quboid wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 08:34:

Do you mean they both took campaign contributions and worked the public speaking circuit?

No. They both took money either directly or in-directly through intermediaries or shell organizations and gave political or social rewards for it.

If xyz company lobbies to a person in the open. Everyone sees it. If xyz company sends money to a 3rd party, and then gains access to that person? Well now we've got a problem. That's what both of them did.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
25. No subject Dec 11, 2016, 01:29 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 01:25:

So after he is inaugurated we'll stop hearing the "What about Clinton?" deflection? Good, then we don't have a problem.

With any luck? Yep. We'll actually also see if there's "real concerns" or if it's simply a case of the left-wing media and political being so out of touch that they continue down the path of pushing fake news as being real, while screaming "thems are nazi's in the whitehouse!!!!1111" Because they still don't understand why they lost the election.

Remember that neo-nazi meeting that the media was all over? The one where they were screaming "THE END TIMES, THE END TIMES ARE UPON US!" Remember how many people there were? No? Less than 40. There were also nearly 150 reporters to boot. They're doing pretty good making a literal ant hill into a termite mound.
 
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