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Russ Whiteman
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
May 7, 2021, 04:52
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 7, 2021, 04:52
May 7, 2021, 04:52
 
That requires making up the difference in volume. Steal $100. go to jail. Steal $100M, nothing. You just need to steal REALLY fast, before you get caught.
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Re: Season Pass Season 4: Getting Randy as he speaks about himself
May 7, 2021, 04:35
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Re: Season Pass Season 4: Getting Randy as he speaks about himself May 7, 2021, 04:35
May 7, 2021, 04:35
 
It's dead to me as well. I'm tired of listening to Pitchford's bullshit, and I've paid for far too many versions of that one game.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
May 2, 2021, 21:05
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 2, 2021, 21:05
May 2, 2021, 21:05
 
It's a good sign, until enough people start using this criteria to make judgments. At that point, the hyper-partisan crowd will quickly learn how to game that rule too, just like the griefers in online games.

BTW, this has been one of the best discussion threads I've read in the last few years. My thanks to all involved.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
May 2, 2021, 20:18
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 2, 2021, 20:18
May 2, 2021, 20:18
 
Prez wrote on Apr 27, 2021, 18:00:
I think an important distinction is that she very publicly made the statement on social media where thousands can see it. She didn't say it in a one-on-one private meeting. I am not a lawyer, but that supersedes the public institution in my book. Isn't the Fire Department a public service? Then why did those firefighters get canned for appearing nude in that calendar? It was on their own time. I'm not seeing the difference. I'm anti-censorship but she cursed out everyone in a profane tirade; she didn't protest a war. To me that makes a big difference.

Again, I think the suspension was too harsh, but I also think it was within the school's right to ban her from the cheerleading team.

To Mr Tact : yeah I get that, but she is just a girl on YouTube, not a big company. I just hope she can take it.
You realize that your argument here invalidates the first amendment for any statement that is seen/heard/read by a not-so-large audience, right? With a sane Supreme Court, the question of schools and the first amendment has already been settled. A court with integrity and honesty would follow the precedents already set...what this court will do is quite likely the opposite.

How old are you anyway, that cursing bothers you enough that you believe it should void the first amendment? My grandfather didn't buy into that kind of shit, and I'm 62.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
May 2, 2021, 20:12
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 2, 2021, 20:12
May 2, 2021, 20:12
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 27, 2021, 17:54:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 27, 2021, 17:25:
Prez wrote on Apr 27, 2021, 15:05:
It has to suck being targeted by the right AND the left.
But that's how you know you're doing it right!
You kid, but you are right. One of the things which made it clear to me "60 Minutes" was doing a good job was when they did their letters segment at the end of the show. If the subject was at all political, there were always letters complaining in completely opposite directions about how they treated either the subject or a guest.

You guys are only right if you assume that all reactions are of equal force and integrity (for lack of a better word). If one side's reaction is based on falsehoods, or completely trivial, while the other side's are based on facts and are non-trivial....well, your measuring stick is worthless.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
May 2, 2021, 20:06
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 2, 2021, 20:06
May 2, 2021, 20:06
 
Bodolza wrote on Apr 27, 2021, 12:38:
For once this actually is a first amemdment case. The Supreme Court has ruled a few times on this. As usual, the more liberal courts stood on the side of the first amendment, and the more conservative courts were against free speech. Since each Supreme Court decides to make up something new everytime one of these cases comes up, I've got no idea where this one will land.
Specific to your last point, it's not hard to predict this court's decision...they've demonstrated clearly that they don't mind tossing 50+ years of precedents to rule based on personal philosophies. They're going to rule for the school district.
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Re: Saturday Legal Briefs
May 2, 2021, 19:55
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Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 2, 2021, 19:55
May 2, 2021, 19:55
 
I'm still a bit confused on just when Florida gained control over interstate commerce. Seems I remembered that being a Federal responsibility.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Dec 19, 2019, 20:41
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 19, 2019, 20:41
Dec 19, 2019, 20:41
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 12, 2019, 23:03:
Stormsinger wrote on Dec 12, 2019, 19:35:
Slick wrote on Dec 12, 2019, 19:20:
DLing now.

Say what you will about EGS, the fact that their existence means a first-party Sony studio is finally releasing their previously Playstation-exclusive titles on the PC is a fucking win for all gamers.
Not at all...this is utterly meaningless to me, and I'm pretty damned sure I'm not completely alone in that.
So you're completely uninterested in every Sony exclusive title?
Well, I have yet to see a single console-first game that I found worth buying. Sadly, I bought quite a few ports before I admitted that the pattern was clear. So I wasted several hundreds of dollars...
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Dec 12, 2019, 19:35
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 12, 2019, 19:35
Dec 12, 2019, 19:35
 
Slick wrote on Dec 12, 2019, 19:20:
DLing now.

Say what you will about EGS, the fact that their existence means a first-party Sony studio is finally releasing their previously Playstation-exclusive titles on the PC is a fucking win for all gamers.
Not at all...this is utterly meaningless to me, and I'm pretty damned sure I'm not completely alone in that.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Dec 2, 2019, 19:49
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 2, 2019, 19:49
Dec 2, 2019, 19:49
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 2, 2019, 14:37:
So this looks like it is based on the movie and not the book, which is a bummer.
More than a bummer, I'd rate this as an automatic hard pass, if it's based on the movie. That piece of shit was one of the worst butcherings of a great book that I've ever seen.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Nov 9, 2019, 12:35
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Nov 9, 2019, 12:35
Nov 9, 2019, 12:35
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 8, 2019, 21:58:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 8, 2019, 21:32:
Hell for that matter I don't think I ever finished LOTR either, and that has multiple restarts over my life.

That doesn't mean I'm going to stop starting long games and books though.
Bring 'em on, make the first half or so really good too
LOTR books aren't even that long... I just looked and the 50th anniversary edition of all three books is just under 1200 pages. So roughly 400 pages per book. That said, I think the length of a game (or book) is a legitimate consideration during your purchasing decision. Especially if the time you have available for entertainment is limited.
It's not that LotR was long...it's more accurate to say that Tolkien was a pretty poor storyteller. He was great at world-building, but barely capable of writing something readable that was any longer than a short story. Which is a much bigger weakness when you're setting your story in a world unconnected to our own...that requires transferring a lot of background, while keeping the reader engaged.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Nov 9, 2019, 12:28
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Nov 9, 2019, 12:28
Nov 9, 2019, 12:28
 
Creston wrote on Nov 8, 2019, 16:08:
Jivaro wrote on Nov 8, 2019, 14:07:
While I admit to some empathy with the point(s) of the author, I also have to admit at finding it to be an odd choice for an OpEd. It's inevitably going to come across as complaining (whiny-style) about game time flatly with that title. I myself find Beamer's interpretation of the entire piece more likely to be the actual intent of the author. I just don't think it's written very well and loses its focus, thus causing varying interpretations of what should be a fairly clearly stated opinion. Nobody writes an editorial to be published and misunderstood. Seems like a waste of time for a person so clearly not in possession of time to waste.


It's just a troll article for clicks. We've seen this exact same op-ed piece written like two dozen times over the past ten years across various sites.
It's not the article's author that's trolling here... That description better fits individuals who didn't read the article but feel like their opinion of it should matter to anyone.

Ignorance, especially when it's intentional and easily corrected, is not something to be proud of.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Nov 9, 2019, 12:23
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Nov 9, 2019, 12:23
Nov 9, 2019, 12:23
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Nov 8, 2019, 12:03:
Beamer calling everyone here dumb. Thanks Beamer!
Not everyone, just those who seem to lack the ability to read and understand what someone else writes. So, if the shoe fits...
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Sep 22, 2019, 15:44
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Sep 22, 2019, 15:44
Sep 22, 2019, 15:44
 
Because "overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community" always calls for a delay in the launch of a title.

I smell marketing speech.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Aug 16, 2019, 21:33
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Aug 16, 2019, 21:33
Aug 16, 2019, 21:33
 
Prez wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 19:29:
The biggest thing that bothered me with the gamergate saga is how universal ugly truths of humanity somehow became a specific problem with gamers. I know everyone has heard more than one person demean or harass a woman - call her a 'whore' for doing the same thing that guys proudly go out to do every weekend, and the like - who hasn't touched a videogame since they were ten. Intolerant and insensitive people exist; that some play games doesn't define an entire culture, but that was the takeaway.
Funny, the biggest thing that bothered -me- about gamergate was how many gamers vehemently denied that any such harassment was happening. That's -still- the big takeaway, in my book. You can find a dozen examples right here on bluesnews, if you take a few minutes and look back.

And frankly, fuck those guys, I refuse to share any sense of community with those assholes, any more than I would share a sense of community with monsters like Epstein and Trump (and for the same reasons).
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Jul 24, 2019, 20:50
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Jul 24, 2019, 20:50
Jul 24, 2019, 20:50
 
MeanJim wrote on Jul 24, 2019, 19:43:
1badmf wrote on Jul 24, 2019, 11:38:
real scummy the way doordash and a few others handled driver tips. just naked greed, the super rich standing on the necks of the working class. changing the policy is nice but i wish there was a more punitive way to take these fucks to task.

Doordash recently (about 6 months ago) started operating in my town. I got a flier in the mail, but tossed it without looking at it. I rarely get takeout, and usually if I do it's because I'm already out and I just pick up something on the way home. However, I was sick one week and didn't have the energy to cook. I nuked a can of soup, but I remembered that they existed and decided to check them out to see if it was something I would ever want to use.

I don't see how their business model works. I assumed they would charge a fee to pick up and deliver you food, but every restaurant shows free delivery. I thought maybe they're adding it to the cost of the food, so I checked a few restaurants that have online menus against the Doordash menu and they are showing the same prices too. There has to be some kind of catch to it.
They work the way many hugely funded startups do...they're buying business as they move into territories. Rest assured that the price will climb once they've secured a good market share.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Jul 21, 2019, 16:14
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Jul 21, 2019, 16:14
Jul 21, 2019, 16:14
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 21, 2019, 13:58:
Rigs wrote on Jul 21, 2019, 09:40:
I hate it when they put 'Pre Alpha'...do you even know what a freakin' Pre-Alpha is? It's not a beta, which is what you're showing in the video. Pre-fucking-Alpha would be barely functional with almost no features or artwork, mostly just placeholders and duct tape to show what will be. This is nearly a fleshed out Beta. Empyrion does the same thing, we're supposedly up to Alpha 10 but the damn game is nearly complete.

=-Rigs-=
It's arguable that most of the pre-release demos aren't intended to fine-tune anything at all. In many cases, they're a marketing ploy, little else.

Blame the big publishers who let you play a multiplayer demo ahead of release so they can fine tune their balance and netcode... They call those things "beta tests" even though they happen two weeks before the game is out. It's not surprising that others have felt the need to use a different term, so that their actual beta is not compared to those.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Jul 16, 2019, 19:51
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Jul 16, 2019, 19:51
Jul 16, 2019, 19:51
 
Talisorn wrote on Jul 16, 2019, 18:24:
God you guys are a bunch of cynical whingers. This gives an artist a) exposure and b) something decent to add to their resume. It's not like it's all one sided. People have a choice, you know? If they want to participate in contributing to the game, let them.
I'm sure that billion dollar publisher really appreciates your defense of their greed. Good job!
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Jul 16, 2019, 19:48
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Jul 16, 2019, 19:48
Jul 16, 2019, 19:48
 
ldonyo wrote on Jul 16, 2019, 12:46:
Won't Facebook's new service break Facebook?
Not to worry, I'm sure the work is being farmed out to Russian intelligence fronts. Nothing of value will be broken.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
Jul 16, 2019, 19:47
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Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Jul 16, 2019, 19:47
Jul 16, 2019, 19:47
 
I've started wondering if anyone who tosses around the term "treason" even knows that it has an actual definition. Defined in the US Constitution, no less, which most of them claim to venerate.
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