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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
15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 09:58 BobBob
 
Murder She Wrote wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 08:19:
BobBob wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 01:10:
What about a car?

You would have a hard time driving a car around inside of a college campus on a murderous rampage. There was a guy who drove through a crowd of pedestrians in a parade a few years ago and he didn't manage the kind of body count you can with a gun you can get far too easily. Let's bust out that straw man about how someone who really wants to will find a way though, I always love that one.

Unfortunately guns are part of some weird cultural fetishism in the US and mixed in with politics and hunting it becomes this dumb taboo to suggest that maybe the general populace doesn't need access to them without a very strict licensing system that has background checks. People seem to believe that the government will oppose them and that they will somehow overthrow them possessing a Glock and a few clips of ammo.

What do you speculate would have happened if the crazy guy didn't have access to guns?

I can continue with 'what about fertilizer?'

While I totally agree that there should be much stricter gun laws, I believe that mental health needs to be a primary focus. Examine all the recent cases of mass killings and I'll bet you'll find that most (if not all) of the perpetuators had a mental illness, whether it be diagnosed or undiagnosed. Had the person been evaluated and monitored based on behavior - including online activity - it's possible he/she would have been committed and treated instead of going on a rampage.

I guess my viewpoint is in the minority.

Steps on Podium

I believe that anytime something like this happens, and we learn about it. we should all engage in a moment of silence followed by a discussion. We shoudn't let it become a normal part of our daily lives. It should be a shocking interrruption, considered a state of emergency, an abberation, and a most devastating moment. We should force ourselves to feel it everytime. As a nation we need to treat the vitcims like members of our own family - with great sadness and desire for change.

Steps off Podium

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 01:10 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 22:40:
BobBob wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 17:08:
Gun control is a red herring. The true problem is the lack of mental health treatment - including putting people who have violent thoughts into asylums. There are plenty of cases of a crazy using a car to drive over people .. and other means.

Do some research on the Mental Health Systems Act. You'll see that it was overturned. It would have helped prevent random / mass violence by crazies (who seem to be the majority in this case) and other problems like homelessnes. As it is now, it's difficult, if not impossible, to force a person who suffers from mental illness to get mandatory treatment.

I certainly agree better mental health treatment is half the equation. But if the killer had easy access to a baseball bat instead of guns, we'd have a lot less than 15 people dead. Just sayin'

What about a car?
 
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News Comments > A.I. Invasion Invades
5. Re: A.I. Invasion Invades Oct 1, 2015, 18:46 BobBob
 
iOS version please!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employees "Speak Out"
20. Re: Star Citizen Employees Oct 1, 2015, 18:38 BobBob
 
If there was any discrimination in hiring people, that would be quite disturbing. It's so distasteful. Makes me literally feel sick to my stomach. I hope it's not true.  
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News Comments > More QUAKEs & Wolfensteins on GOG.com
4. Re: More QUAKEs & Wolfensteins on GOG.com Oct 1, 2015, 18:24 BobBob
 
Without an anti-cheat like PunkBuster, a multiplayer experience will be mostly comprised of battling against walhackers and aimbots. Do they plan on implementing an anti-cheat?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2015, 17:08 BobBob
 
Gun control is a red herring. The true problem is the lack of mental health treatment - including putting people who have violent thoughts into asylums. There are plenty of cases of a crazy using a car to drive over people .. and other means.

Do some research on the Mental Health Systems Act. You'll see that it was overturned. It would have helped prevent random / mass violence by crazies (who seem to be the majority in this case) and other problems like homelessnes. As it is now, it's difficult, if not impossible, to force a person who suffers from mental illness to get mandatory treatment.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
168. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Oct 1, 2015, 14:46 BobBob
 
Let's face it, unless there are constant and unique interactions, and the feeling of purpose, space games are typically boring. Too much like MMOs with long travel times, tedious trading, and often "fed ex quests" - most often with repeating missions that have little variation. I would like to see a space game with the same diversity in missions as many land based "linear" shooters - playing out relevant sequences in true story form. Perhaps it's just the nature of "sandbox" style gameplay.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
69. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 13:54 BobBob
 
It's like watching someone be extremely proud of building a virtual robot, while another engineering hobbiest is sweating it out - building a robot in real life. The virtual one can do all sorts of funky things, including battling against other robots. The real one can barely lift a pencil.

I guess virtual wins...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2015, 12:51 BobBob
 
How does one subscribe to comment updates without replying?

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
54. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 12:48 BobBob
 
Will the ship fly me off of this planet of stupid?

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News Comments > Star Citizen Departures?
133. Re: Star Citizen Departures? Sep 30, 2015, 10:27 BobBob
 
Murder She Wrote wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 09:02:
Some people here have way too much time on their hands, its like watching some idiot declare war on a neighbour because the guy parked near his property once upon a time.

I was selling a house and already out of state, so my neighbor decided to park in my driveway. Fortunately, a friend was kind and brave enough to tell them to move it. Thumbsup

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Departures?
123. Re: Star Citizen Departures? Sep 28, 2015, 20:56 BobBob
 
This thread needs a theme song.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Departures?
35. Re: Star Citizen Departures? Sep 25, 2015, 13:50 BobBob
 
When does the iOS version come out?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2015, 13:40 BobBob
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 13:22:
Fuck the Pope, man... Seriously.

Really?
 
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News Comments > Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking
62. Re: Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking Sep 25, 2015, 12:34 BobBob
 
Make it stop!  
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News Comments > New Wolfenstein Revealed?
19. Re: New Wolfenstein Revealed? Sep 23, 2015, 18:35 BobBob
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 18:19:
LiTh wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 17:33:
BobBob wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 14:22:
I wonder if they'll make an Apple TV version. Lately, I've been quite impressed with the recent iOS games. They've evolved to become more complex and visually appealing. The fact I can just take them anywhere I want is a major plus - especially to the beach. Thumbsup

Why would you goto the beach to play a phone app?

Yeah really, I'd be looking at beach babes in bikinis and the waves, not a mobile device.

Oh, and thanks all for feedback on Wolfenstein NO and OB.

Cheers Thumbsup

I often read, write, and work at the beach. I treat it like an office. Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking
40. Re: Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking Sep 23, 2015, 15:53 BobBob
 
Hey, if they go on strike for too long don't be surprised if new games have funny out-sourced accents!  
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News Comments > New Wolfenstein Revealed?
13. Re: New Wolfenstein Revealed? Sep 23, 2015, 14:22 BobBob
 
I wonder if they'll make an Apple TV version. Lately, I've been quite impressed with the recent iOS games. They've evolved to become more complex and visually appealing. The fact I can just take them anywhere I want is a major plus - especially to the beach. Thumbsup  
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News Comments > Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking
33. Re: Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking Sep 23, 2015, 14:18 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 14:12:
BobBob wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 12:56:
When voice synthesis and computer graphcs advance to the point of being indistinguishable from humans, actors will eventually be replaced.

Wait, that's oddly defensive. Bobbob, you're an AI?

With all the disturbingly selfish and cruel behaviors exhibited by humans to each other .. I can't say I'm worried about a Singularity. Brood
 
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News Comments > Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking
32. Re: Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking Sep 23, 2015, 14:14 BobBob
 
It's unfair to say someone is overpaid. What's fair to say is consumers are willing to pay. If you believe someone is overpaid, blame your friend or neighbor for buying the service or product.  
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