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Nickname BobBob
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Description Bob Smith
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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 18:38 BobBob
 
nvm  
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 16:36 BobBob
 
I remember taking a college course called 'The Social Construction of Deviance and Conformity'. The professor was quite funny. He started the class out by positioning that, "Rich people are eccentric. Poor people are insane". Students were a bit shocked at first, but as the class progressed it did seem to be a recurring theme.

How is this relevant? Deviance can be measured on many levels, it's not simply limited to violating social norms or mores, but also applies to the unique behaviors within a subculture. It certainly does appear that the more money a person accumulates, or becomes more prestigious, the less likely said person will be criticized. Typically, the opposite will happen. The person becomes a trendsetter and is granted permission and given authority to criticize others. The person is soon regarded as 'elite', an epitome, the standard by which all that is to be measured against. The deviant (poor, or less prestigious person), will always be criticized by an elite, of whom the masses tend follow. Whether it be in regards to fashion, music, behavior, or other social trends, it's the same pattern. Facts notwithstanding, the target deviant is a poseur, the elite person is authentic. This of course flip-flops if the deviatnt person becomes rich or gains prestige, or if the elite person's status is dethroned by a rival, or demoted to deviance by a taboo behavior.



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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 13:52 BobBob
 
A true "intellectual" nerd rarely gets involved in petty gossip or social drama. First of all, that requires social skills. And second, well, let's just stick with the first point...  
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2016, 11:18 BobBob
 
Have any of you had cataract surgery? I recently had the surgery performed on my right eye. I can see much clearer now, but there is a side-effect. At night, when it's completely dark, I can see double lights - two layers of moon, double street lights, etc. Is this a normal condition or did something get botched?  
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2016, 22:30 BobBob
 
nin wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 20:57:
Change your amazon bookmark to this URL ?


Done! Thumbsup
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2016, 16:06 BobBob
 
It's too bad game developers, publishers, and those who sell games don't realize what kind of revenue you probably bring them by posting news of sales, releases, and upcoming developments.

Is there a PayPal link to make donations to the site?

I hate to admit it, but, when I'm not working, reading, writing, gaming, and talking to my wife, this place is my main social life. It sounds quite pathetic but I don't like interacting with most people. Though, I doubt my situation is unique.

P.S. Turn off your ad blockers people!

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News Comments > DOOM Multiplayer Maps Explored
16. Re: DOOM Multiplayer Maps Explored Mar 17, 2016, 15:13 BobBob
 
What are the plans for anti-cheat? Online MP stops being fun when people start cheating.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2016, 11:00 BobBob
 
I have O'Brien, Watson, and variety of other Irish and English surnames on both sides of the family genealogy. When I lived in Europe I was often asked if I came from the UK.

 
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6. Re: DOOM Multiplayer Maps Explored Mar 17, 2016, 00:29 BobBob
 
Carmack has left the building.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 16, 2016, 15:05 BobBob
 
We tend to sway in different directions depending on polictical climate, current trust in government, the technology in question, and the trending paranoia of the day/month/year.

What's happening now is a manifestation of a cultural tendency to be too obessed with prevention and not so much about punishment. The result is we blame the victim while the criminals gets second, third, and more chances for supposed redemption; weaker sentences, rehabilitation, early releases, etc. Meanwhile, it just creates more victims. We blame the victim for walking down the 'wrong alley', while the criminal is allowed to own that very same alley.

An example is gun ownership. A law abiding person will have a license and legally purchase one. A criminal will have no license and steal or purchase an illegal gun on the blackmarket. We squabble about gun ownership instead of criminal's individual behavior - the person and the crime are often dissociated.

Eventually, the pendulum will swing to the other extreme. It won't necessarily matter who the leadership is. We change our attitudes when our tolerance threshold has been reached.

In regards to this particular issue at hand, I'm guessing, based on Hegelian Dialectics, there will be a synthetic comprise of protecting good behavior and stopping bad behavior. OS level (Layer 8) software will be implemented to scan for bad inputs while good (non-threatening) inputs will be passsed through and encrypted. The system will only trigger if suspicious interactivity is marked for tracing and folllow-up. Example: The devices encryption ability will be disabled - to prevent the need for backdoors - and a warning given or not, and/or a network trace on other activity and interactions with other IP addresses and locations, etc. In addtion, a TOS will need to be signed to understand that in order to utilize decryption, other safeguards will concurrently run; a way to get the device and/or software developer 'off the hook'. How all this will be resolved will most likely be a complicated affair, debated over and negotiated by law enforcement, company and civil rights lawyers, and elected reps.

Will a solution be jail-broken? Most likely, and I wouldn't be surprised if part of that compromise will be to keep track of jail-broken devices too; including, to allow the jail-breaking to take place as an excuse to trace and monitor. Nor would I be surprised if the jail-breaking itself has piggybacks.

I'm writing here as if anyone cares what I have to say.

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News Comments > System Shock Remastered Footage
27. Re: System Shock Remastered Footage Mar 15, 2016, 18:50 BobBob
 
I hope they get rid of weapon degradation entirely. It's one of the worst gameplay gimmicks ever invented. Make the story suspenseful and skip the cheap mechanics.  
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19. Re: System Shock Remastered Footage Mar 15, 2016, 10:34 BobBob
 
When does the iPad version come out?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2016, 16:31 BobBob
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 16:20:
Tolwyn wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:44:
Be careful linking to Liveleak. Most assuradely NSFW.

Also, please don't link to videosift re-aggregation videos... just link to the origianl Youtube video. Tired of all the ads.

You surf the web with ads? Have you ever heard of AdBlock? (Be sure to disable it on this fine website)

Won't that hurt Blue's revenue or does it not matter? I thought I was doing my part by allowing ads. Now I'm confused.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2016, 12:47 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 12:07:
BobBob wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 11:21:
Woohoo! A neighbor just sold his house for over 100k more than he paid a couple of years ago - zero renovation. Property values here keep climbing! Thumbsup

That only helps you if you end up going somewhere a lot cheaper - which most people don't do.

My dream home is in the same area, sea view, but without neighbors, and will cost around 5 to 10 million. Saving pennies.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2016, 12:25 BobBob
 
CalmDragon wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 10:59:
Anyone but Hillary.
You don't feel the Bern?

Warning, lots of rambling ...

I didn't like his answer about crime. I feel that criminals should be fully punished while at the same time there needs to be a push for better legal education in schools and homes. That's right, I believe we should have classes that are strictly about learning society's fundamental laws and the consequences of breaking them.

I'm not really against Wall Street. I rely on those investments for my retirement. I am in favor of enforcing laws and regulations but not to the extent where the hard and smart workers must support the lazy ones. As a pattern, the rich are wealthy because the 'middle class' and poor are purchasing their products or services. Don't like rich people having money? Talk to your neighbor.

Free college? Public funds will probably mean inefficient usage of tuition money and typically education is often sacrificed for 'pork projects', which will mean cost-cutting, which will lead to a dilapidating infrastructure and having to hire the cheapest and lowest qualified teachers and staff.

Socialized medicine is a nightmare. I've lived in Eastern Europe. It was truly disturbing. Private competition amongst medical practices and institutions, accompanied by reasonable regulation (for consumer protection) are both required to keep prices down and to encourage optimal services.

When it comes to a President: Who can hold his/her own in an international forum in the presence of foreign leaders? Can I trust the person to be rational, compassionate, and assertive? Will I feel my intellect is fairly represented? Who will defend the Constitution? Who will respect Congress? Who do I trust behind the big red button? Most of the topics debated should be left to local government legislatures or the U.S. Congress. The President should be primarily focused on protecting and maintaining our sovereignty.

So far, Hillary is the only one who seems to have the right mindset and experience. Disregard all the personal scandals. If you open up anyone's closet wide enough the creepiness will be revealed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2016, 11:21 BobBob
 
Woohoo! A neighbor just sold his house for over 100k more than he paid a couple of years ago - zero renovation. Property values here keep climbing! Thumbsup

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22. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2016, 09:28 BobBob
 
I'll probably vote for Hillary. She has come across as the most articulate and intellectual candidate in the debates; willing to deal with complexity; not simply drum beating a neo-Marxist chant. The Republicans come across as a bunch of angry baboons. Their debates turn into a freak-show circus; word exchange to them is simply an excuse to have a turd-slinging contest.

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2016, 14:52 BobBob
 
Use a Bluetooth headset. Problem solved. Thumbsup  
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News Comments > Beacon Announced
6. Re: Beacon Announced Mar 9, 2016, 14:46 BobBob
 
A game like this would match better with a mobile device.  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 29, 2016, 17:07 BobBob
 
Ex Machina was the only movie worthy of an Oscar.  
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