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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2017, 14:45 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 14:36:
Good point. Here's what can happen when you don't have blacks working in leadership at your corporation:

A Dove ad showed a black woman turning herself white. The backlash is growing.

The full advertisement, not the snippets that were cropped, is clearly meant to indicate that the Dove brand is inclusive. It shows three distinct ethnic backgrounds and a transition between them. The message is pretty clear "It doesnt matter what your skin color is", use our stupid fucking beauty product. Of course the media is only replaying a snippet of it to incense people.

There is nothing at all harmful about it, the message is fine. It is simply an ad made for a world that doesn't exist anymore, where people weren't always looking for something to be offended about. You actually don't need a black member on your board to see this kind of problem coming, you need common sense, something often sorely lacking in the corporate world. To further that point, the black model in the ad says it was fine and well intended, on the other hand I'm a corporate world white dude and that thing rings my alarm bells because I know the world is ridiculously PC and can't handle nuance at all.

If people want to pillory Dove for something, they should really start with preying on female body image issues, not having a dumb ad. All of Doves ads are awful for fucks sake.

Back to the topic at hand, I've spent most of my life in the corporate world and gender/ethnic quotas rarely serve anyone well in my experience. Our HR people say that creating a more inclusive hiring environment through incentives and targeted events is much more effective, whatever the fuck that means.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2017, 13:15 Verno
 
Alas poor Bernie, you got Clinton'd and now we have Trump  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Incorporating Beta Feedback
3. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Incorporating Beta Feedback Oct 13, 2017, 11:08 Verno
 
Lip service and wow, what a convoluted, dumb fucking progression system. Even Slick would be ashamed of this shit.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 13, 2017, 10:28 Verno
 
Shame, Mike had a great career with Bioware. Good luck!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2017, 10:27 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 23:56:
Vaccines may not cause autism but judging by the single-minded obsession and resistance to facts that anti-vaxxers exhibit, I have determined that anti-vax causes autism.

Bwhahahaha this made my morning.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Oct 13, 2017, 09:44 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 20:25:
Verno wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 16:03:
Here's the currency they can purchase from me: Middlefinger

I only charge $3.99 per Middlefinger

Act now!

Is that per finger, or for the pack?

It's per finger and each finger has a 1/100000000 chance to drop a card. Cards dropped can be redeemed for VernoCash which can be exchanged for cosmetics. If this sounds complicated and like gambling to you....LALALALALA I CANT HEAR YOU WHAT ITS NOT GAMBLING.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2017, 09:40 Verno
 
Oh I know, I just like rubbing dat salt  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 13, 2017, 09:38 Verno
 
Microsoft spent all of last generation telling Valve and Sony to fuck off about cross-play so you reap what you sow.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2017, 08:23 Verno
 
bigspender wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 20:54:
The problem with a lot of the food studies is that they are funded by the people that sell the product. It's annoying and time consuming, but when you go into the studies, it becomes pretty clear that they are designed to mislead.

I'm not trying to be difficult here but I've heard that song and dance before, I never see any proof follow it. There are multiple sourced studies in my links, please feel free to point out who is misleading whom and who they are funded by. I'm an open minded guy, I'm quite willing to be wrong or change my point of view but in this area I feel like the misinformation is not coming from industry. In fact I see a lot of charlatans online, many profit motivated, trying to convince people they can cure most illnesses through diet which is a complete falsehood.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2017, 08:18 Verno
 
He got elected President against all odds, pretty sure he can at least read

 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2017, 16:03 Verno
 
Here's the currency they can purchase from me: Middlefinger

I only charge $3.99 per Middlefinger

Act now!
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Room Space Getting Roomier
18. Re: Re: Steam VR Room Space Getting Roomier Oct 12, 2017, 16:00 Verno
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 14:09:
Verno wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 08:42:
Valve is a privately held corporation so it's really none of your concern. They can do whatever they want in VR as long as they sustain themselves. Valve got out of the Steam box game right quick and put it on OEMs because they saw the risk there. I doubt they have as much tied up into this as you think.

Valve isn't the sole creator of the Vive. The device is jointly created by Valve and HTC. HTC is a notable publicly traded firm on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE). In other words, all major VR devices are developed by publicly traded firms with financial responsibility to their shareholders.

Well you got me there, gotta own it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2017, 15:06 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 11:18:
I've always felt collectable card games were a scam, so the comparison doesn't make loot boxes sound any better to me.

Haha of course. Just even the surface argument is ludicrous.

Put in your real life currency. Pull lever. Flashy Lights. A randomized "reward" pops out that will likely be nowhere near the value of the currency you input. What does that sound like to everyone else?

I would hate to be the ESRB guy who has to defend this shit with a straight face. Listen guys this thing that looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck is totally not a fucking duck. Also give us money and keep hitting the spinny wheel.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Boasts 10M Players
7. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Boasts 10M Players Oct 12, 2017, 14:52 Verno
 
As I said in the previous thread, still very doubtful of these numbers. Regardless they should put it on Steam at some point.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 14:46 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 14:42:
Not for the first time, you seem annoyed at your own assumptions about me.

Quite the contrary, you're one of my favorite posters on this site. I was just explaining myself since you said I didn't do it adequately the first time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 14:29 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 14:20:
She's not in the news for her lifetime of comments, she's in the news for standing up to sexual assault and she's getting a hell of a lot of stick for that - so without any further context, it looked like you joined the many people criticising her for speaking up. I didn't say it makes her a good person, I said that your comment looked bad without knowing your reasons.

Fair enough, I just assumed people had some context on her but I forget shes not exactly an A lister anymore so perhaps people haven't heard her various "issues" over the years.

"You want to play? Lets play #ROSEARMY"

Be careful where you hitch your wagon, she is not Ashley Judd.

It is possible to separate her being an asshole and her being a victim of a horrible act. One is not necessarily because of the other, nor does it mean I am unsympathetic but that only goes so far in explaining her actions over the years.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 13:44 Verno
 
No one won this. She posted someone's personal details, all the shit that she's facing doesn't make that OK. Twitter suspended someone who's speaking out against sexual assault, that doesn't look good.

Neither does describing a victim of assault as a fucking psycho, but I'm sure there's a reason for that...

Sorry I forgot that automatically makes her a good person and her lifetime of idiotic comments are automatically wiped clean. Just off the top of my head twice she's gone after the gay and trans communities for no reason, had numerous public meltdowns and her extreme brand of feminism is not to my taste.

I don't "support rape" or something equally ridiculous because I dislike Rose McGowan, don't even go there. I haven't liked her for a long time now, long before knowing who Harvey Weinstein is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 12, 2017, 13:30 Verno
 
dubfanatic wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 12:59:
It's going to look pretty silly when in 30 years we have all these regulations and requirements for tech that never panned out

Are you referring to self driving cars? You don't think that's the inevitable future? Or are you referring to the tech insider mind hijack thing?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2017, 12:52 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 12:35:
The McDougall program is essentially the same as Ornish and Esselstein, and so is the reasoning: even moderate amounts of fat and cholesterol lead over time to heart disease and cancer. These basically vegan diets have been shown to be best at preventing these illnesses over 30 year longitudinal studies.

No, your body creates a lot of that "poison" itself. In much larger amounts than you consume. It is important to regulate how much fat you consume, particularly foods with trans fats but dietary cholesterol like eggs is relatively unimportant by comparison. For diabetics it is a concern, not the average person. To be honest I'm surprised to hear that still being repeated, it is considered outdated thinking by every nutrionist and doctor I know.

Because humans are genetically progammed to seek out these sweet and oily foods, and higher prices are a disincentive. Also, the money can be used for the subsidies.

I don't disagree that people seek out sodium/sugar whenever possible but I don't think taxation is the answer. First of all good luck implementing it and second it gives the opposition an easy trigger point and PR strategy. I think we can find some money to subsidize healthy foods, the government has more than enough inefficiency to address.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2017, 11:11 Verno
 
Rose McGowan is a fucking psycho so uh, good.

The Movies Anywhere thing looks cool, I've been hoping for a unified app/service for awhile now. The Nvidia Shield comes closest to that experience but unfortunately Netflix continues to be assholes about integrating their library with external searching. They want everything gated through their app so they can spam you with their original content instead of letting you just queue up direct plays outside of it. Thanks Netflix I really needed 100 more stand up specials in my life.
 
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