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Nickname Stormsinger
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Signed On Mar 13, 2007, 01:11
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News Comments > Oriental Empires Announced
13. Re: Oriental Empires Announced Dec 7, 2015, 20:59 Stormsinger
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 18:00:
Stormsinger wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 14:24:
JoeNapalm wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 12:27:
So now we're preemptively outraged that someone else may or may not be outraged about a word that may or may not be derogatory?

Must be a slow trolling day.


-Jn-

It appears so. Ever notice that the folks who get outraged over "political correctness" or "SJWs" are those who seem to be heavily invested in being insulting? And I don't believe I've ever seen anyone get overwrought about PC who wasn't a pretty hard rightwing type. Maybe it's reality's liberal bias kicking them in the face again that causes the anguish.

No, it's the stupidity of people who don't understand that you don't get to go through life without ever being offended. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me? Remember that one? No, of course you don't. Well, life is tough, get a fucking helmet. Learn to suck it up. Fuck the whiny pricks who take every opportunity possible to turn this into some grey Orwellian world of thoughtcrime and doublespeak. Where we can't have Christmas, or Halloween, or even fucking Yoga now because some asshole somewhere is offended it's some kind of cultural appropriation.

George Carlin on "Soft" Language

They say they’re going to pre-board those passengers in need of special assistance …cripples! Simple honest direct language. There’s no shame attached to the word cripple I can find in any dictionary. In fact it’s a word used in Bible translations. “Jesus healed the cripples.” Doesn’t take seven words to describe that condition. But we don’t have cripples in this country anymore. We have the physically challenged. Is that a grotesque enough evasion for you? How about differently-abled? I’ve heard them called that. Differently-abled! You can’t even call these people handicapped anymore. They say: “We’re not handicapped, we’re handy capable!” These poor people have been bullshitted by the system into believing that if you change the name of the condition somehow you’ll change the condition. Well, hey cousin … doesn’t happen!

Yeah, and George Carlin was sucg a right-wing extemist wasn't he?
Rolleyes

It has nothing to do with political alignment and everything to do with common sense and people sick and tired over a handful of assholes getting their panties in a bunch over a handful of words. Words, once again, that had no stigma attached to them until the SJWs made it that way. So go fuck yourself.

I rest my case.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 7, 2015, 14:27 Stormsinger
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 12:21:
Utterly useless, overpriced crap.

It's not all that often I agree with you, but in this case, I find myself 100% in your camp.

$1500? That's gotta be a remarkably niche market. Probably the same crowd that buys those $100 hamburgers we heard about a few years back.
 
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News Comments > Oriental Empires Announced
9. Re: Oriental Empires Announced Dec 7, 2015, 14:24 Stormsinger
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 12:27:
So now we're preemptively outraged that someone else may or may not be outraged about a word that may or may not be derogatory?

Must be a slow trolling day.


-Jn-

It appears so. Ever notice that the folks who get outraged over "political correctness" or "SJWs" are those who seem to be heavily invested in being insulting? And I don't believe I've ever seen anyone get overwrought about PC who wasn't a pretty hard rightwing type. Maybe it's reality's liberal bias kicking them in the face again that causes the anguish.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Nov 28, 2015, 16:31 Stormsinger
 
It's especially nasty since we don't have the legal right to modify the software any more. Not that it was acceptable when we could, but at least the technically inclined could "fix" the issue.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 22, 2015, 16:06 Stormsinger
 
LoL is "a real sport" just like sitting on a couch watching TV is "real exercise".  
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Plans; System Shock 3 Possible
37. Re: System Shock Remake Plans; System Shock 3 Possible Nov 12, 2015, 19:03 Stormsinger
 
I'm still trying to get my head around the plan of re-release a game, then remake that same game. Seems an awful lot like milking a cash cow...  
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News Comments > Steam Survey Shows Win10 Advances
3. Re: Steam Survey Shows Win10 Advances Nov 5, 2015, 13:10 Stormsinger
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 12:47:
1%. Holy shit!

Pretty close to my thoughts. And I'm glad Blue put quotes around "soars". Because I don't think an almost 3.5% change is soaring by most standards. Especially when that method of measurement doubles the actual number of people switching. A better statement is that less than 1.75% of Windows users changed to Win 10 from some older version last month.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 5, 2015, 13:03 Stormsinger
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 12:04:
wtf_man wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 09:59:
Uninstalling the offending system packages with DISM (for making an install image) or Install_WIM_Tweak (For an OS already installed) is the only way to be sure.

Completely eradicate Telemetry Defender One-drive Cortana and other things

Ripley Effect - AKA "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."

I can totally see a scenario where MS frags your install for not having those modules active.

Actually I can totally see MS fragging your install if you don't receive a periodic update from the telemetry servers. We'll see if they decide to do that.
I doubt that even Microsoft is willing to face -that- particular class action suit.
 
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News Comments > etc.
38. Re: etc. Oct 22, 2015, 21:26 Stormsinger
 
Razumen wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 20:44:
Julio wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 20:42:
Cutter wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 17:54:
suffice it to say he's the worst thing that ever happened to Canada.

Just wait for Justin Trudeau to get rolling if you want to see someone worse.

What makes you say that?

Ideology, most likely. The claim has all the hallmarks.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Oct 22, 2015, 13:18 Stormsinger
 
Desalus wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 10:23:
@George Lucas: "Video games can't have plots"…
Sounds like George Lucas has never played a modern video game in his life. Comparing a video game to a football game is like comparing apples and oranges. It's also funny considering I can think of plenty of games that had better plots and character arcs than the last three terrible Star Wars movies he wrote, directed, and produced.

@New Canadian PM says society must stand up to Gamergate…
He also implicates many other forms of media for promoting misogyny, not just video games. It's not like what he's saying is untrue...
Yeah, Lucas' making a statement about plots is like a blind man declaring that blue is better than red. And given his history, that claim is quite likely to change if the opposing view becomes popular (see his claims re Joseph Campbell).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2015, 15:20 Stormsinger
 
The article on schizophrenia is nothing short of excellent. As my wife suffers from this disease, I have more than a little interest in such. And while this treatment strategy evolved too late for her, it's a great goodness to think that others may not have to endure what she has.

Thanks for the link, Blue.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 7, 2015, 20:47 Stormsinger
 
Universities will "approve" any activity from which they can profit without obvious violations of the law. If it were not illegal, you would see University-approved prostitution as a sport in short order.
 
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News Comments > CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit
26. Re: CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit Oct 5, 2015, 10:45 Stormsinger
 
I especially like the snarky little "Based on the generous standards set by you..."

It has all the maturity and professional tone of a three year old winding up for a major tantrum. I'd kick in $100 for legal costs for the Escapist, just for the show.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 3, 2015, 10:29 Stormsinger
 
Showtime thinks they're worth as much as Netflix or Hulu? Wow...talk about an ego. Their piddly selection -might- be worth 5 or 6 dollars, not twice that.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 2, 2015, 00:29 Stormsinger
 
There's a couple of issues with the laser razor that keep me from getting too excited. One, the demo video is distinctly underwhelming, and the claim that they can't show it working well until they can completely fund volume production sounds tremendously convenient. Two, the claim that they can't discuss how it works because that would give away their IP seems to ignore the concept of just how patents work. If they have a unique idea, a patent is their only protection. And a patent has to detail how the invention works, so the IP is already available (but protected).

All told, it smells like a scam.
 
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News Comments > Humble Monthly Launches
3. Re: Humble Monthly Launches Oct 2, 2015, 00:09 Stormsinger
 
Yep, there are just too many possible gotchas with this sight-unseen deal. For one, I typically set the charity donation to quite a bit higher than 5% for the bundles I buy. I suspect the root cause is that Humble feels the "voluntary" share they've been getting is too low. And this deal removes that choice from the buyer.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 2, 2015, 00:07 Stormsinger
 
If there was ever -any- group designed solely to make it easy to make fun of them, it's sorority girls. In a virtual tie with fraternity bros, of course. Seriously, does anyone actually believe that the [US] college "greek" culture is anything but a joke?  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Departures?
103. Re: Star Citizen Departures? Sep 26, 2015, 11:18 Stormsinger
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:57:
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:48:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:42:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:14:
Dacron I don't agree with your views but I'm glad you're a legit Blues News regular. All of us may and typical will disagree but that's what makes this site unique in a world full of chronic censorship.

That, and we try to keep our disagreements on topic and try not to devolve into ad hominem attacks.

Are you sure you're talking about -this- site? Because that's not remotely similar to how I'd describe it...

Things get heated here, sure, but it's not the cesspool that other forums can be. Things go off the rails from time to time, though, sure.

I'd use a bit more extreme word than heated, when people suggest you kill yourself. I will, however, agree that there are more toxic forums out there. I'm not sure that's setting much of a standard though: "We're not as bad as some places" just doesn't have a great ring to it.

There's maybe a couple handfuls of people who have some real knowledge of the game industry and are capable of sharing it in a civil fashion. But the tenor of the site has been borderline for the last few years. If the signal-to-noise ratio drops much more, it just won't be worth staying involved. That would be a sad end to a habit of almost a decade.

This comment was edited on Sep 26, 2015, 11:24.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Departures?
81. Re: Star Citizen Departures? Sep 25, 2015, 16:48 Stormsinger
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:42:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 16:14:
Dacron I don't agree with your views but I'm glad you're a legit Blues News regular. All of us may and typical will disagree but that's what makes this site unique in a world full of chronic censorship.

That, and we try to keep our disagreements on topic and try not to devolve into ad hominem attacks.

Are you sure you're talking about -this- site? Because that's not remotely similar to how I'd describe it...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Departures?
33. Re: Star Citizen Departures? Sep 25, 2015, 13:38 Stormsinger
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 11:06:
Yes!!

One step closer to Derek Smart getting proved right.

Loving every minute of it. Flamethrower Popcorn
Well, there's a first time for everything, so I suppose it had to happen sooner or later.
 
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