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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 27, 2018, 09:23 NKD
 
Violent situations are, more often than not, made worse by the presence of a gun. Guns are too easy to obtain.

So what's the solution? I don't know. It's difficult to see a path that reduces the number of guns in circulation. Even something completely unfeasible like repealing the 2nd Amendment and banning all new gun sales would leave all those hundreds of millions of guns still out there. A buyback wouldn't work well with America's gun obsession, plus good luck scraping up the money for it.

There are some simple things we can do to patch up holes in our gun laws, but they are going to be small improvements that don't necessarily lead to bigger ones. We should still do them.

I think that this problem is insurmountable until our culture shifts to the point where we no longer see guns as worth the body count. Because that's really the thing few people want to admit. They are okay with the number of firearm deaths in this country. They see it as the cost of doing business or the cost of freedom.

Personally, I felt that way for a long time because I am distrustful of certain political factions in our country. But as I've gotten older it's become clear to me that there are a lot of steps between what we currently have in the US, and complete disarmament of the populace. If people who really want a gun, and are willing to jump through some hoops, can still get one, and we save a few thousand lives a year at the same time, that would be great.

There are lots of countries in the world where they don't have massive gun ownership, but at the same time still have a functioning democracy. Often more functional than our own. You don't NEED unrestricted gun ownership to have democracy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2018, 18:56 NKD
 
Deus Ex: Manafort Indicted  
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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
38. Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 23, 2018, 02:08 NKD
 
A bad situation with a gun is worse than a bad situation without a gun. A bad situation with two guns is, more often than not, even worse than one with a single gun.

I'm a gun owner, though I don't conceal carry anymore. But one thing I've learned is that most gun owners in the US have no idea what the fuck they are doing. Regarding arming teachers: In a mass shooter situation, they are just going to freak out and start popping innocent kids. The confusion during these events is severe. You're not going to be able to train middle aged women (who make up the bulk of the teachers in this country) to have the tactical abilities of trained SWAT dudes.

It would just be more guns, firing more bullets, hitting more kids. It's a dumb fucking idea and any gun owner who thinks it would actually help are probably part of the population that shouldn't be allowed to own them. Bunch of yahoos who think that popping some active shooter is the same as popping a target at the range.

Adding more guns to the equation won't save lives, it'll cost even more. It's worse than doing nothing. Not to mention mass shooters don't always go to a school.

Do we just arm everyone everywhere so when the shooting starts we can all start blasting each other in the confusion? You pull out your gun, see another guy holding a gun. Is he the shooter? You only have a couple seconds to decide.

And let's talk about the rest of the shootings in America, that aren't part of mass shootings, but related to gang activity, domestic violence, alcoholism, etc.

The only thing all gun crime has in common is the presence of a gun. It's a force multiplier that makes violent confrontations more deadly. Does it make more sense to address the guns, or the 80 billion different underlying causes of violence, most of which are poorly understood or would require erosion of way more than the 2nd Amendment.

The 2nd Amendment is useless if we have to give up the 1st and the 4th, among others, to defend it.

 
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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
24. Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 23, 2018, 00:08 NKD
 
I hope Trump tries to ban violent games. Please do it. Pleeease take the vidya away from your supporters.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 20, 2018, 20:39 NKD
 
Will it just be Sean "Alex Jones Jr." Hannity on loop?  
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Feb 19, 2018, 23:44 NKD
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 14:56:
I'ts useless reasoning with these idiots. Even straight up facts and statistics are useless here. Its like reasoning with flat earthers, it just doesn't work.

Yep... if someone can't understand that a gun makes an already bad situation many times worse, they can't be reasoned with. Gun owners are far more likely to succeed in a suicide attempt. Some twitchy drug addict looking to rob someone to pay for his fix is way more dangerous with a gun. Domestic violence is far more likely to be fatal if there's a gun in the house.

I don't know what the answer is, but if we can't even get on the same page regarding the statistical facts, we can't find a solution.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
34. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 17, 2018, 17:01 NKD
 
I really don't understand why so many people (who presumably aren't Russian bots or paid trolls) are so invested in denialism of Russian election meddling.

Even if you're a Trump bootlicker, there's no guarantee that meddling in the future will go your way. What's more, it's not like the Retard-in-Chief gets kicked out of office if he was the unwitting beneficiary of Russian meddling. Hell, even if he colluded the Republicans won't impeach. So your guy still gets to be President either way.

So why defend Russia? It's not in the interest of any American to do so, whether you like senile reality TV Presidents or not. Russia is not our friend. Our foreign interests are almost entirely opposed to each other.
 
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News Comments > Remastered System Shock on Hiatus
26. Re: Remastered System Shock on Hiatus Feb 17, 2018, 03:29 NKD
 
Unity gets shit because a lot of people put their shovelware on it, because it's cheap. But you can make great games in it. Subnautica, Cities Skylines, etc.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 16, 2018, 20:35 NKD
 
Taking bets on whether the local Russophiles will simply deny Russian state involvement, or move the goalposts and say that it's fine because the US surely does it too.  
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News Comments > Remastered System Shock on Hiatus
7. Re: Remastered System Shock on Hiatus Feb 16, 2018, 20:33 NKD
 
That's too bad. I didn't back this but I was hoping it was going to work out. It was looking great...  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 15, 2018, 22:21 NKD
 
I thought Trump was all about lowering taxes? Oh right, only for the rich, and apparently, Australians, since they seem to be big Trump fans.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: They smell like 20 year old socks Feb 13, 2018, 19:23 NKD
 
The California thing has a bit of a misleading headline. It implies that there's some kind of approval of the subject matter being granted.

Basically they've just gone through the red tape that allows them to start collecting signatures. They still have to obtain nearly 400,000 signatures to even get it on a ballot, which is unlikely, and then it has to pass, which is even more unlikely. They couldn't even pass a GMO labelling proposition, and this is far more drastic.
 
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News Comments > Kerbal Space Program Making History Next Month
14. Re: Kerbal Space Program Making History Next Month Feb 8, 2018, 06:48 NKD
 
First, why the fuck does my browser scroll to the top when I mouseover the comments link on the front page for this article? Is anyone else getting that?

Second, MeanJim has a similar mod list to what I use in KSP, it's a really solid selection of mods.

Also, this expansion is free to anyone who purchased the game on or before April 30th 2013. Sadly I didn't get it until July 2013.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 8, 2018, 06:42 NKD
 
And a foreigner to boot...

I'd have thought a Korean would be the first woman to win one, but maybe Korean women don't really play Starcraft in tourneys? I don't know much about it.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials
1. Re: Take-Two Financials Feb 8, 2018, 06:40 NKD
 
S H A R K C A R D S  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Feb 8, 2018, 06:40 NKD
 
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool is one of those situations where the actor and the character are perfectly made for each other. Reynolds was born for this role.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2018, 11:17 NKD
 
Grumpy Sod wrote on Feb 5, 2018, 11:08:
Verno wrote on Feb 5, 2018, 10:20:
Very entertaining, both teams played well and it was nice to see a crazy offensive game for a change. I also consumed a ridiculous amount of chicken wings and pizza so it was win-win for everyone as far as I'm concerned

Could someone explain to an outsider how a game where (afaik) you HAVE to field a defensive line vs an offensive line can be deemed to have low defensive quotient? Genuinely curious. Haven't watched a Superbowl in a loooong time /brit

It just means that the game was characterized by neither defense being able to prevent the accumulation of lots of points.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2018, 10:31 NKD
 
Congrats to SPORTS_TEAM.  
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News Comments > Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended
43. Re: Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended Feb 3, 2018, 03:25 NKD
 
That really sucks for him. Hires some escort he thinks is legit, manages to piss her off, and she narcs on him. But that's the risk you take when you're hiring a hooker. Unless and until that shit is legalized and has safety regulations, it's going to be a gamble. Not to mention there would be fewer underage prostitutes.  
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News Comments > Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended
3. Re: Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended Feb 2, 2018, 10:27 NKD
 
Idle hands do the Devil's work.

Maybe if he was developing Half Life 3 he would have been too busy to be diddling kiddies?
 
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