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Description Bob Smith
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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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User ID 55121
 
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News Comments > Halo Wars 2 Gold
9. Re: Halo Wars 2 Gold Jan 18, 2017, 18:58 BobBob
 
I actually enjoyed Halo: Spartan Strike and Halo: Spartan Assault more than the FPS Halo games. With the FPS games, the enemies deliberately assaulted from the front, I suppose because when using a game controller a player cannot turn a fast 180 like with a mouse / keyboard combination. It made the AI's movement feel very predictable.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 16:30 BobBob
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 15:57:
BobBob wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 15:44:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 15:36:
Stay focused, you're trying to get work done.

Ha! I'll probably have to add Blue's News to this Chrome extension I've been using. It actually helps.

Nice. Yes you should definitely fine tune the settings on that, think of how much time it will save you once it's done. I bet your work area is a little cluttered too you should probably pick that up, but you're going to need to figure out a new more efficient filing system so you can easily find stuff you put away... should probably research that on the internet, after you've organized your favorites by names that sound most edible to least edible. /procrastinationpro

This reminds me of a time I was asked to tutor a relative (by marriage) in learning the English language. As soon as we sat down at a table, I swear he would spend the first 15 minutes arranging his pencils, organizing his paperwork, and fiddling around with a bunch of notes before we could ever get started.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 15:44 BobBob
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 15:36:
Stay focused, you're trying to get work done.

Ha! I'll probably have to add Blue's News to this Chrome extension I've been using. It actually helps.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 15:04 BobBob
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 14:48:
BobBob wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 13:26:
Hmm .. so I purchased this laptop from Costco.

I wasn't thinking it'd play games so well. Which isn't really a good thing since I'm trying to get work done. Intel has come a long in optimizing the 3D performance of integrated graphics.
A 15 watt 2c4t i7. Should be good little tool. But can it run Crysis I'm jelly

I have original the Cyrsis, Crysis Warhead, and Crysis Wars on Steam. Should I try one of those? I've never played the games. Is there some kind of benchmark test I can run? I imagine I'll have to drop some graphical settings.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 13:54 BobBob
 
If we focused on 100% empathy, war (never changes ...) err .. I mean war would never be an option. Most of the victims of war are regular people struggling to live out their daily lives and take care of their families. If we focused on punishing tyrants as much as we do our own domestic violent criminals, we'd rarely have wars .. but it seems okay to bomb the shit out of people's homes and city infrastructures instead of expending all that effort to directly capture or kill an evil dictator and his ruthless regime.

But ... Why?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 13:26 BobBob
 
Hmm .. so I purchased this laptop from Costco.

I wasn't thinking it'd play games so well. Which isn't really a good thing since I'm trying to get work done. Intel has come a long in optimizing the 3D performance of integrated graphics.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 19:04 BobBob
 
At the rapid pace of which technology changes, it's pointless to check for upgrades until new software is released with a definitive list of hardware requirements.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 12:13 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 17, 2017, 12:03:
One good super flu could fix things for us... I mean if 50% of the population was wiped out there would be plenty of resources for everyone. Yes, I am kidding. Sort of...

Space exploration could solve that .. colonization on other planets.

Here's an interesting TV episode on 'what if' the world's population were smaller.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 11:39 BobBob
 
Speaking of rodents ...

Has anyone see this movie or its sequel?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2017, 11:26 BobBob
 
We haven't 'nothin' yet. Once AI gets more sophisticated to the point of replacing highly skilled professions - like doctors and engineers - and robots will perform perfect human tasks - the joblessness, homelessness, and amount of people in and below poverty will skyrocket, which in turn will drastically spike property crime, petty theft, and black-markets. Unless, of course, the economy is drastically altered to accommodate for these impending waves of human obsolescence with a 're-educate, re-employ, public salary' system, whereby it's compulsory for local, state, or federal government to intervene.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: WWIII Jan 16, 2017, 18:49 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 18:19:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 16:47:
And it all stems back to Reagan's tax cuts. Middle class grew when the upper class was heavily taxed, has shrunk back to where it was in the 30s when those taxes were drastically reduced.

I keep beating that horse, yet some people still refuse to admit there's a very direct correlation between how much those at the top are allowed to keep and how much everyone else takes home.
I'd love to know if this is really true. Unfortunately, economics being the voodoo occupation it is -- there are Nobel Prize winning economists who will argue opposite sides of this issue. Or any other economic issue as far as that goes. And since there is no way to empirically prove anything but the most basic economic theory, we'll never know. Hell, they can't even agree if the New Deal helped to end or extended the Depression -- and that was over 80 years ago.

Well it's debatable if the New Deal made any difference, and whether or not it was simply the massive infrastructural spending of WW2 that turned the economy around - govt acting as a business - see Keynesian economics. That doesn't mean we need to be in a war to accomplish the same. Something similar can probably be done by having an organized and actionable plan to repair the nation's various types of infrastructure, but with a focus on hiring locals and contracting with domestic businesses, etc.

Yah, I know it sounds like I'm a supporter, but I figure since he's going to be in office we should encourage 'good ideas' - instead of constantly whining and squabbling about our differences.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 16:00 BobBob
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 10:49:
[8 men (yes, all of them MEN) have more wealth than combined 3.6 billion, those 8 sure are very equal among themselves...

And yet people keep buying their products and/or services.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2016, 13:02 BobBob
 
Well, it was 72 yesterday, but now it's back down to the mid-60s. I hate when it's below 70. My arthritis is killing me.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 6, 2016, 11:12 BobBob
 
Definitely winter here. Mid to low 60's. Had to wear a long sleeve shirt the other day.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
96. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 23, 2016, 13:39 BobBob
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 13:15:
BobBob wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 12:57:

I'm not referring to blatant bigots or xenophobes, but I noticed commonly there are groups of people who are close-minded and dogmatically attached to restrictive
viewpoints, traditions, and attitudes with only a home education based on stereotypes and misconceptions vs first hand experience with other cultures and having a higher education - empathy, knowledge, and understanding.

I realize I'm speaking in vague generalizations, but if were sitting down and having s conversation, I could provide detailed accounts of experiences and interactions to back up my claims, ex: personal encounters to over hearing conversations to observing behaviors in public and private.

You find that everywhere, though. You're pushing the false narrative that a large section of the country has a monopoly on being closed minded, which simply isn't true. You will find people like that in each and every state. You'll even find it in the supposed utopia that is Canada. People are just as racist there as they are in the US. An invisible line doesn't suddenly make the majority on one side of it full of hate for people they don't know. And that's precisely what you did by mentioning the Midwest/South. Welcome to the human race. Those with different views aren't automatically closed-minded. It's so much easier to do that than doing the hard thing like getting to know people. But hey, that's why people hang out here and on Twitter and facebook and bitch.


There is always a variety but there is mostly a predominance of belief - homogeneous vs heterogeneous thinking. I encourage anyone who voted for Hillary or Bernie to travel and spend time interacting with people in the "rust belt". It'll help chip away the elitism and hopefully build a sense of empathy, and to see the necessity in bringing higher education to everyone.

For instance, bring manufacturing back to the USA. Non college person reaction - great we can work again! We can work at the factories. College educated reaction -- Wait, what about automation? The tech trend toward manufacturing is counter to the early industrial notion, the "division of labor" -- if anything single machines are able to replace multiple roles and this hasn't slowed down, it's sped up. Companies may bring back manufacturing to save export / import costs (and tariffs etc.), but cheap human labor is already being replaced by robots abroad - with plans to automate entire factories. How will that give you a job? How will you learn new skills?

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
94. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 23, 2016, 12:57 BobBob
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 12:44:
What mid western/southern states have you been to? Do you personally know anybody from those areas of the country? I've spent time and maintain friendships with people from every state and the most intolerant, hate-filled racist people are liberal Yalies living like royalty in New Haven while doing nothing to help the desperately poor neighborhoods barely a few blocks away. I dare anybody crying about living in a red state to come to Connecticut.

I've had personal and business relations (and discussions) with people ranging from California to New York to Texas to Wisconsin to Kentucky, the entire Sourh, etc. And traveled to and through many of the states.

I'm not referring to blatant bigots or xenophobes, but I noticed commonly there are groups of people who are close-minded and dogmatically attached to restrictive
viewpoints, traditions, and attitudes with only a home education based on stereotypes and misconceptions vs first hand experience with other cultures and having a higher education - empathy, knowledge, and understanding.

I realize I'm speaking in vague generalizations, but if we were sitting down and having a conversation, I could provide detailed accounts of experiences and interactions to back up my claims: personal encounters, over hearing conversations, and observing behaviors in public and private.

What's funny and scary, during this entire campaign I was explaining to my wife the thinking behind a typical Trump supporter, why and how he/she would react to news, celebrities, media, campaign promises, slogans, ideas, politicians, etc. -- so much denial, then, after the election results, and the shock, and scrambling to explain, it's as if I had a crystal ball, she kept noticing my observations were 100 % accurate, but all I did was simply observe and listen when I traveled.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
92. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 23, 2016, 11:43 BobBob
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 08:54:
BobBob wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 17:52:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 13:09:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 10:41:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 04:37:
BobBob wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 18:18:
I can feel the normalization coming. Or I'm tired of feeling shocked, scared, and hopeless. I guess I'll just hope the California political forcefield can protect us for 4 years ... or more.

California is on the path to secession, so you'll have it made in the shade.

At this time it might as be the National Inquirer story, living there, there is next to no talk about this. There is a very small group that also has been wanting to split the state into 3 or 4 states. It makes good news at 11pm I suppose but it has no legs and imo that group is way out in front of the succession one. That said a east/west coast split as a test would be interesting.

These secession talks are just silly. It was stupid when TX talked of it after Obama's election, and it's just as stupid now with CA. No one is going anywhere.

Probably, but it's the only hope we can cling onto. Meanwhile, I'll just hide here on 'the hill' and pretend the rest of the world doesn't exist or whatever happens on news is like a post-apocalyptic movie - not really happening.

Please let California become its own country. I'm begging you. There will never be another Democratic president in our lifetime. And it would be illegal for Hollywood to donate millions of dollars to Dem candidates. Lovely idea, BobBob. I'm sure you thought it through.

Well, I enjoy the diversity and craziness here. It encourages free-thinking, individuality, learning, and tolerance. People here are multinational, celebrating their own culture and respecting and assimilating others. There is a general sense of a borderless humanity. There's no sense of "us vs. them." I had hoped our state represented the future and would be a leader in the idea of a "one humanity - many unique individuals" culture for the entire world. Unfortunately - especially based on this election - I can't say that's the same for many Mid-Western / Southern (rust belt) states who seem to be going in the complete opposite direction.

This old punk rock song summarizes it best:

Sink With California

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
87. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 22, 2016, 22:57 BobBob
 
Sanders hammered on Hillary non-stop until the end. Constantly accusing her of elitism and being a sell out to the corporations and banks - pretty much calling her crooked with a softened choice of words. He only turned 180 (in support of her) when he needed to be anti-Trump. Sander's anti-Hillary drum beating still resonates today. He basically handed over political ammunition to the Republican side and helped Trump win. He's as much to blame for Trump's massive support by the working class as is Hillary's complete alienation of them. But for some odd reason he's given a pass.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
82. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2016, 17:52 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 13:09:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 10:41:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 04:37:
BobBob wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 18:18:
I can feel the normalization coming. Or I'm tired of feeling shocked, scared, and hopeless. I guess I'll just hope the California political forcefield can protect us for 4 years ... or more.

California is on the path to secession, so you'll have it made in the shade.

At this time it might as be the National Inquirer story, living there, there is next to no talk about this. There is a very small group that also has been wanting to split the state into 3 or 4 states. It makes good news at 11pm I suppose but it has no legs and imo that group is way out in front of the succession one. That said a east/west coast split as a test would be interesting.

These secession talks are just silly. It was stupid when TX talked of it after Obama's election, and it's just as stupid now with CA. No one is going anywhere.

Probably, but it's the only hope we can cling onto. Meanwhile, I'll just hide here on 'the hill' and pretend the rest of the world doesn't exist or whatever happens on news is like a post-apocalyptic movie - not really happening.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
70. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2016, 12:12 BobBob
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 11:26:
Some atrocity would have to happen.

Reaction vs. prevention? (Just wondering ...)
 
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