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Re: Op Ed
Sep 16, 2017, 08:28
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Re: Op Ed Sep 16, 2017, 08:28
Sep 16, 2017, 08:28
 
*Attention white people. Attention white people*

1 You have inferior rights (expressed as fewer gov't bennies, social privileges, race cards, Diversity Pokemon Points, etc), as a race, because special pleading fallacy based on leftist narative and reading of history.
2 You don't have the right to countries of your own, the way non-white and Jewish people do.
3 You don't have the right to take your own side in a fight, the way non-whites and Jewish people do. Non-white or Jewish racial or ethnic politics are fine; white racial or ethnic politics are a NO-NO. Big time NO-NO.
3 You can't experience what non-whites have experienced, but non-whites can imply they have experienced everything you have experienced.
4 Non-white people get to talk as much shit about white people as they like. You will be the adult in the room at all times.
5 Non-white people have no agency, except when doing something praiseworthy.
6 Whites demanding reciprocal treatment from non-whites is racist.
7 For more information on how to stay on the plantation, see your local public or academic institution, or turn on your television or radio.

*This has been a racial update for White People, courtesy of Big Brother. Memorize and destroy this message.*
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Re: Saturday Legal Briefs
Apr 23, 2017, 10:41
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Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2017, 10:41
Apr 23, 2017, 10:41
 
Deterrence works or it wouldn't be used in anything. The actual facts run contrary to your claims. If the US penal system made things worse than crime would have been increasing year over year, decade over decade, where it's been going down instead.

Naturalistic fallacy (ought from is) aside, murder has actually shot up substantially in America over the last few years, owing to the Ferguson Effect, and the consequent depolicing. Not that I'm arguing with the point you're making...

P.S., improving trauma care has a lot to do with the long-term trend of falling murder rates.

P.P.S., crime rates offer us much less reliable statistics than murder rates do. Crime rates have been subject to a lot of book-cooking, while murder rates have not.
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Apr 23, 2017, 10:37
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Re: ELEX Trailer
Apr 23, 2017, 10:29
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Re: ELEX Trailer Apr 23, 2017, 10:29
Apr 23, 2017, 10:29
 
Was Risen the pirate rpg with really shitty graphics?
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Re: Outbreak: The New Nightmare Announced
Apr 23, 2017, 10:24
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Re: Outbreak: The New Nightmare Announced Apr 23, 2017, 10:24
Apr 23, 2017, 10:24
 
Zombie bullet-sponges are easily the worst mechanic ever...

Yeah. Enemy, swarm, tough...pick two. The whole fun of fighting a zombie horde is that they're mopes whose only strength is in numbers.

To make matters worse, you only have a SINGLE LIFE.

If I'm going to put up with this, the path through the game had better be wholly different every time. And interesting. Never seen both of those goals accomplished...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 23, 2017, 10:15
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2017, 10:15
Apr 23, 2017, 10:15
 
Or psychometrics, for that matter.

I think Cancer deaths are increasing as a result of improved diagnosis. Cancer has been killing people since the start of human race.

A big part of it is that people live longer. In other words, if you eliminate every cause of death except x, rates of x will tend to rise. Somethin's gotta kill ya...

you'll basically either die of Cancer or Heart Disease.

Yup.

Depends on the meat. If a bunch of humans got eaten that would have a positive effect on the environment I dare say.

Doesn't seem to be the case in Africa.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 23, 2017, 10:09
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2017, 10:09
Apr 23, 2017, 10:09
 

March for Science, a guaranteed republicon free event.

If there's anything about genetics or evolution, Democrats will be absent as well.
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Re: Prey Trailer
Apr 20, 2017, 21:39
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Re: Prey Trailer Apr 20, 2017, 21:39
Apr 20, 2017, 21:39
 
Deport the interlopers!
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Re: Prey Trailer
Apr 20, 2017, 20:37
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Re: Prey Trailer Apr 20, 2017, 20:37
Apr 20, 2017, 20:37
 
Burrito, anyone who reads Marvel comics knows that extra mass comes from/is sent to an alternate dimension when a creature grows/shrinks.

DUH. Educate yourself man, it's embarrassing.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 20, 2017, 20:32
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2017, 20:32
Apr 20, 2017, 20:32
 
Why do you hate capitalism? Are you a commie?

Indeed. Outlawing slavery is communism. Well, making money off of it anyway.
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Re: Gone Gold - The Surge
Apr 19, 2017, 15:37
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Re: Gone Gold - The Surge Apr 19, 2017, 15:37
Apr 19, 2017, 15:37
 
It's "toe the line."
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 19, 2017, 15:35
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2017, 15:35
Apr 19, 2017, 15:35
 
And here I was just thinking how much your evaluation means to me...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 19, 2017, 15:32
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2017, 15:32
Apr 19, 2017, 15:32
 
Swegin hengdai on moar Deadwood.

As for Hernandez, I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention. One day I hear he's beat the rap on a double murder, the next he's hanged himself in his cell. I guess I missed the thing where he was being tried for a double-murder while already being in jail for a previous murder, or something?
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Apr 19, 2017, 13:23
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 19, 2017, 13:23
Apr 19, 2017, 13:23
 
Oh, good, now you're trying to turn it around and make it about those countries, not the US.

And you've gone from leftist to nationalist, all of a sudden? You're objecting to my "thinking globally" now?

I related it back to Nationalism; putting a halt to the exploitation of third world countries closes an exploit leftists and globalists might later use against us. "YT stole the third world's talent, megabucks to the third world now! Open our borders to the masses we've deprived!"? Yeah who could ever imagine leftists doing something like that...
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Apr 19, 2017, 13:14
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 19, 2017, 13:14
Apr 19, 2017, 13:14
 
I worked at one of the largest tech companies in the world - think either a Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, or Google. The H1Bs there were all brilliant and all excellent employees. They weren't hired to save money, as they earned what the Americans did, to the dollar. They were hired because these tech companies have so many employees and need the best and the brightest, and the US doesn't produce enough. They have to look elsewhere.

Your experience doesn't map to the industry as a whole, based on the opinions I've read, and I've read a lot of them over the years.

And, frankly, I see no issue with India sending their best and brightest to us.

You see no issue with white, first world countries draining the best and brightest from non-white, third world countries? I bet a lot of people in those countries see an issue with it (putting aside their own desire to be so drained and thus rewarded at the expense of their homelands, I mean). You have no problem with taking half their doctors, for example?

And you don't see any possible outcome where leftists might try to bend us over and fuck us down the road, for stealing the third world's best talent?

Are there companies doing bad things with H1Bs? Probably.

100% is absolutely, not probably. When NPR is talking about a down side of immigration to a western country (admission against self-interest), it's real. And much worse than they're saying.

Edit: and since you didn't ask, I'll tell you. NPR gave the example of Indian companies that flood the system with frivolous H1B requests, so the small percentage they get is a share of a bigger number. They fire native employees and hire less-qualified replacements for less pay. Then they move the job to India at the first opportunity. This is NPR saying this stuff, FFS.

But not the major tech companies. They need that influx of brilliance to survive. They're already taking a huge share of what America can offer, but they still have greater demands. And, again, most of those employees remain in America.

Then I'm sure none of the major tech companies have any objection to reform.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Apr 19, 2017, 10:20
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 19, 2017, 10:20
Apr 19, 2017, 10:20
 
Yeah, and what about your fellow Americans it does affect? Let them fix and find work in their own damn countries. Fuck the cheap labor conservatives who don't want to pay a fair day's wage.

And this is just another piece of Trump bullshit that doesn't actually do anything for American workers. And after all, he knows a great deal about hiring foreigners over Americans.

This is borderline schizophrenic. Democrats are in lockstep in favor of MOAR immigration. The only resistance to open borders in generations has come from the Republican party. Trump was clearly the anti-globalist, anti-open-borders candidate in the general.

On the other hand, corporations have been abusing the H1-B at the expense of American workers for a couple decades now, so it has been due for an overhaul for a while.

Lastly, I hope offshoring is regulated next.

Agreed. I was suprised to hear NPR give a good bit of time yesterday to the H1B scams that Indian companies are running in Silicon Valley. So maybe Trump's campaign, and the election really have raised awareness of this issue, and willingness to discuss it. I hope so; the lockdown on anything but open borders mania was getting old.

In America, you are a boring waste of space nerd if you are into tech, and a teenage god if you are a jock who aspires to play football for a few years before you get brain damage and then sit on your ass collecting endorsement deals.

And you wonder why many companies struggle to find good workers in America and have to ship people in from countries where these fields are actually respected by the general public.

I was just reading this:

Most computer science majors in the U.S. are men. Not so at Harvey Mudd

I doubt this sort of thing is helping:

To help female students feel like they belonged, professors found ways to remove the so-called “macho effect” by which more-experienced students — usually male — intimidated others by answering all the questions. They pulled those students aside privately and asked them to let others speak. They urged students to save their more advanced conversations for time with their teachers outside of class.

But it's far from being a straightforward matter of a tech labor shortage. It has become routine for companies to fire higher-paid employees and replace them with lower-paid H1Bs (who are not free to move like native labor is, btw) who are often no more skilled than the people they replace.

The foreign workers are generally better performers at their job as well, in my experience.

America put men on the Moon. I think we can meet our own labor needs, if the proper incentives are in place (drive down wages and prestige in tech fields, on the other hand, and watch the natives flee).

Remember, each big brain we drain from the foreign labor market is one less big brain available to improve conditions in foreign countries. Try fixing a place like Haiti or India when all the talent is being sucked out of the country by corporations in first world countries.

I don't know what percentage of people you think are professional athletes but let me assure you that people in Texas worshipping football do not have a material impact on the tech sector. What a strange complaint.

It's not strange at all. People tend to flock to high-prestige fields, and away from thankless scut work. The more positively a field is perceived, the more it will tend to attract talented people.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Apr 19, 2017, 09:57
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Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 19, 2017, 09:57
Apr 19, 2017, 09:57
 
Not for one second do I believe that nonsense, this is just idiots wanting to lay blame on why people do the stupid shit they do. and Games are an easy target.

Networks tend to have a built-in reason to hate video games. The more time and money people spend on video games, the less money they tend to spend on other forms of entertainment. Time Warner owns CNN. I'm guessing TW makes a lot more of its money from TV and movies than from video games. Then there's professional rivalry; even if TW was a 50-50 split, the TV people would want to boost TV, while the game devs would want to boost games. Then there's the fact that movie and TV production are leftist-occupied territory, while game dev is much less so.

As for which corporate news to watch, I see little value in any of them, with so many superior, non-corporate or non-TV sources available. I get all my news in text format; denser, much quicker uptake, smaller data footprint, and it's much easier to filter out the drek like advertising.
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Re: New AMD Drivers
Apr 19, 2017, 09:44
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Re: New AMD Drivers Apr 19, 2017, 09:44
Apr 19, 2017, 09:44
 
Panbient, not that you asked, but I've found Comodo Internet Security to be a nice solution to that sort of problem; you can open a pane to monitor which processes are using your connection, and how much. Then you can right-click to open the source folder. A couple moves later you're blocking the application.

I have no doubt that other firewalls offer the same functionality, but I've tried several others over the years that didn't.
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Re: Gone Gold - The Surge
Apr 19, 2017, 09:38
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Re: Gone Gold - The Surge Apr 19, 2017, 09:38
Apr 19, 2017, 09:38
 
its understandable to think it is only this way if you are still young and/or relatively new to gaming, or someone who just lacks knowledge in general.. which is also quite common

Or if one has a broader perspective of gaming than someone who uses the term to mean "computer gaming." Or if one is not especially literally-minded, and more comfortable with abstract language.

As for its recent vintage, lots of language works that way. E.g., "his or her" or "their" in lieu of "his."
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Re: Gone Gold - The Surge
Apr 18, 2017, 17:27
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Re: Gone Gold - The Surge Apr 18, 2017, 17:27
Apr 18, 2017, 17:27
 
I've always been under the impression that on rails games means little to often no movement control, sometimes even no option as to where to look or even what direction to face.

"On rails" (or variants like "railroad") is a general gaming term that isn't even limited to computer games (tabletop roleplayers use it a lot), and whenever I've seen it used, it meant "linear."
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