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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
21. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 19:09 NKD
 
Slick wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 17:29:
People are rightly outraged but I've seen very little in the discussion on how to actually win this fight. "better training" isn't going to cut it, there were multiple levels of failure here.

You're right. Better training isn't going to fix this. It would help a little, but ultimately you need better people in the first place. We also need to realize that when you're relying on humans, mistakes are inevitable: This means that you need to tailor your procedures to make the outcome of those mistakes less invariably fatal.

If we're at the point where some innocent unarmed guy is essentially ambushed with a spotlight in his face and yelled at with confusing orders, it's already gone off the rails, even if he doesn't end up getting shot. It shouldn't even get to that point.

I don't know what the solution is, but I'm sure there are some good ideas. There needs to be some earlier "out" of the situation.

For example, call the fucking house. Say you got a call from a concerned neighbor. Ask to talk to the person, ask em who is in the house, ask if you can speak to the other people in the house. If there is a shooting or a hostage situation, there's going to be huge red flags in how people respond to these requests. If things sound like a dangerous situation is unlikely, tell them you need to send a couple officers to check things out. Have a couple cops that don't look like some experimental Ubersoldat go up and knock on the fuckin door.

If things sound fishy, then yeah, it might be time to bring in the guys in the minigun wielding mechsuits. But god damn, Dear Piggies: use some kind of logic instead of just making these paranoid worst case scenario protocols that don't give anyone a chance to defuse the situation.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
11. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 16:58 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 13:56:
Check out this stereotypical Nigerian Prince responsible for 'those' emails.

You can't just link articles that say "wire fraud." You'll give our resident fake Canuckistani-American Lawyer a boner.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
17. Re: Saturday Metaverse Dec 30, 2017, 16:56 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 14:19:

The NYTimes is in the tank for Trump, but they're fake news? That softball interview they did with Trump yesterday was journalistic malpractice. At least the WaPo has been doing good reporting this year.

Nah man the interview was solid. Remember, it was an impromptu interview at Mar-a-Lago that the White House didn't even know was going down. Firing hardball questions at someone who can't even put together a coherent sentence is a waste of time. Letting homeboy ramble and sound like an Alzheimer's patient was a good call.

Hardball interviews with Trump are a waste of time because we already know he's a moron and doesn't know anything about the shit he signs his name to.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
13. Re: Saturday Metaverse Dec 30, 2017, 13:30 NKD
 
wtf_man wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 11:56:

The "truth" is always somewhere in the middle.

This is a fallacy that depends on the idea that it is always beneficial for both sides of the political spectrum to lie about any given issue. That isn't true. Sometimes, one side stands to benefit from the truth, and the other side stands to benefit from the lie.

For example, the latest Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory, that not even the Republican administration will pursue, is not equivalent to the Trump-Russia investigation that has credible well-respected adults from across the political spectrum looking into it.

I mean the common belief among Trump supporters is that Hillary Clinton is behind a pedophile ring being run out of a pizza parlor, and the DNC had some guy named Seth Rich killed. There is literally zero evidence for any of this, they might as well be claiming Hillary Clinton is a Reptilian and Obama was born in Atlantis. This is not equivalent to some left leaning journalist being a little harsh towards Trump.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
18. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 02:59 NKD
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 00:40:
Is this the first swatting death so far in the US?

It wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't, but I don't recall hearing about one that actually resulted in a fatality until now.

Yeah I think it's the first. We had been pretty lucky up until this point.
 
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News Comments > CCP Job Listing Hints MMORPG Plans
14. Re: CCP Job Listing Hints MMORPG Plans Dec 29, 2017, 23:41 NKD
 
Rossafur wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 19:06:
*still waiting for an announcement from them*

Well they've at the very least given a license to Cyanide for their Werewolf: The Apocalypse game they are making.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
11. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 29, 2017, 23:13 NKD
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 22:36:
Heroes for not effectively or ethically cleansing the cancerous rot that goes to their very core.

They tried "ethically cleansing" but the handwriting on the instructions was sloppy and they thought it said "ethnically cleansing"
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 29, 2017, 21:53 NKD
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 20:31:
the problem with police is that they're not really serious about 'protect and serve.' it should really say, '...ourselves first, then the community.' too many of them still treat everyone as criminals and ask questions later.


I like the motto the LSPD have on their cars in GTA 5. "Obey & Survive" Except in real life it's "Obey & Maybe Survive"
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 29, 2017, 19:16 NKD
 
That swatting story is so fucked up. Supposedly, a dispute between two Call of Doody nerds over like $2.00 started this. The guy who died wasn't even involved, swat-tard gave the wrong address or something.

Get rid of SWAT teams. Implement sane responses to anonymous phone reports. Charge swatters with the same thing you charge people with when they try to hire a hitman.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 29, 2017, 18:06 NKD
 
Is Big Data racist? No. But the police using it sure are.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2017, 18:04 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 14:55:
NKD wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 14:26:
Speaking of mental health diagnoses...

I saw a reddit thread linking to an article about Trump's recent NY Times interview where he was almost completely incoherent. Someone linked a few interviews with Donald Trump dating back to 1980. In 80 and 87 he was very well-spoken. In 2005 there's a little decline, but he's still like a completely different person than he is now.

There's just no getting around the fact that the guy is suffering from some severe mental decline, way beyond the usual for a man in his early 70s.

No spin, just go look at some interviews for yourselves.

Reagan was too, so I don't think it's all that unusual for a man in his 70s.

Reagan was suffering Alzheimers while President. It's not like everyone over 70 has Alzheimers.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2017, 14:26 NKD
 
Speaking of mental health diagnoses...

I saw a reddit thread linking to an article about Trump's recent NY Times interview where he was almost completely incoherent. Someone linked a few interviews with Donald Trump dating back to 1980. In 80 and 87 he was very well-spoken. In 2005 there's a little decline, but he's still like a completely different person than he is now.

There's just no getting around the fact that the guy is suffering from some severe mental decline, way beyond the usual for a man in his early 70s.

No spin, just go look at some interviews for yourselves.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2017, 11:34 NKD
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 11:24:
There has been more fake news from them than any other news organization.

Does the White House Press Secretary count as a news organization? Because I'm pretty sure they hold the record recently for #FAKENEWS.
 
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News Comments > CCP Job Listing Hints MMORPG Plans
7. Re: CCP Job Listing Hints MMORPG Plans Dec 29, 2017, 11:33 NKD
 
I'm not confident CCP can ever ship another successful title.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
19. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 28, 2017, 21:54 NKD
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 20:37:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 12:44:
Quboid wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 09:42:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 08:42:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 18:59:
Glad to see there's many voices of reason, untainted by "news" agencies that only report half truths like fox.
If by "news" you mean highly polarized and not objective, then I'd agree with that. Especially since those untainted agencies were far more likely to engage in what you're complaining about then even fox.

That's an interesting article, but where does it say anything like that?

Dood, you gotta read between the linez!!1

I guess so because it looks like Mashiki linked to an article that says his own news sources are less reliable than centre or left leaning ones, directly contradicting his own point here and his ideology in general.

Are you surprised he would link an article without reading it?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
26. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 28, 2017, 11:52 NKD
 
Netflix knows what they are doing. They have a lot better sense of what their subscribers want to see than critics or even other film producers. And since their subscribers are the only ones paying them, well, their opinion is the only one that matters.

I suspect Netflix will make a lot of movies that critics dislike but that score highly on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic user reviews, and thus, score highly on giving them subscribers and retention.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 28, 2017, 00:29 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 21:36:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 21:02:
Can we send Hillary to Alpha Century?

Could we send you instead?

Do you want a retaliatory strike by alien invasion force? Because that's what we'd get.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Dec 28, 2017, 00:26 NKD
 
You forgot the timestamp for "loud annoying arguing" in the original vid. Starts at 0:00, ends at end.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 27, 2017, 23:24 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 20:19:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 13:57:
robdot wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 13:47:
I live in Ohio,and there are hundreds of thousands of people here who firmly believe Hillary is an alien who runs a child sex ring,from pizza parlors. I shit you not,google,,pizzagate. Old white people believe everything they see on Facebook.
If she was ALL of those things she would still be a better President than donny.

Hillary voted "Most Admired Woman in America" in 2017. Michelle Obama #2.

Most admired man: Barack Obama.

Low energy failing MELANIA TRUMP can't even beat POCAHONTAS in admiration poll. SAD! BUILD THE WALL! #MAGA
 
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News Comments > Dark Age of Camelot F2P Plans
6. Re: Dark Age of Camelot F2P Plans Dec 26, 2017, 18:42 NKD
 
Honestly a lot of the studios EA has "killed" would have died anyway, probably even sooner. If you're selling out to EA, you're probably not in a very financially sound spot and may be struggling to get your next title out the door.

Hard to say, but it would explain why anyone would sell to EA given their track record. It's a last resort.
 
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