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Signed On Feb 24, 2011, 19:58
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News Comments > Into the Black
19. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 27, 2017, 11:24 descender
 
I think it is, based on current information, very rare.

Hydrogen and Oxygen are two of the most abundant elements in the universe. Hydrogen is expected to be something like 3/4 of all observable matter in the universe, and Oxygen is third on the list behind Helium.

Water (H2O) is widely considered the most abundant molecule in the universe (outside of H2 and O2) because it is comprised of the most common elements possible. Helium is inert and forms no molecules.

"Liquid water" is likely a fairly rare occurrence because it relies on a specific set of temperatures and pressures to exist, but H2O is everywhere.
 
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12. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 26, 2017, 16:07 descender
 
That's a weird line to draw... South Park is pretty widely accepted as intelligent satire. Almost every scene/episode is about something other than what is visually happening and they touch on a lot of very important topics.

Family Guy is a perfect definition of stupid humor. Crude, poorly thought out jokes slapped together with no overall theme or message. Pretty much the opposite of South Park, which may be crude on the surface but that's purposeful and taking a "skin deep" look at the content.

Rick&Morty is definitely closer to South Park style humor, IMO. You've drawn a difficult line, there aren't too many shows that are "smarter" than SouthPark. South Park is an excellent dissection of American life and pop culture. Rick & Morty is an excellent dissection of Science Fiction tropes.
 
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22. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 26, 2017, 13:02 descender
 
Why is Defender even on in the first place? Oh, you're one of those special turds that don't use a real AV.

There is something seriously wrong with your install if all of those settings changed, I've not witnessed that on over a dozen machines. Almost sounds like your appdata folder didn't carry over, or you have registry corruption.

There is certainly something to be said about people that fuck with their installs too much, disable too many things they don't understand... and then wonder why they can't update properly. "It's not you" seems wildly inappropriate here.


edit: As to my shuffling background syndrome... I think my problem is related to the mirror driver for Teamviewer or Logmein... my home machine still won't cycle individual images. I could probably use a fresh install, I haven't done that since the original 10 upgrade.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
3. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 15:09 descender
 
The latest release is my favourite as it's a "The Company.pl" release, which means it's completely PC portable and can be loaded up on a PC just by using the EXE. Pressing F12 brings up extra menus, save states and filters. The down side is it's the old 2.5 version which may or not work on Windows 8.1 and can flag a virus warning (Don't worry it's clean)
 
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7. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 14:36 descender
 
? Weird. I've got Witcher 3 screenshots slideshowing on multiple monitors without issues on Win10.

Up until now, I had to use the old CPanel page (control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper) in order to get the slideshow to display different images on each monitor. Originally W10 would just shuffle the same image to every monitor.

Maybe they patched it up earlier and I just missed when it happened. I just noticed it was working when I docked my Surface at work. Weird indeed.

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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 14:29 descender
 
Witcher 1 is free on GOG due to some Ars promotion.  
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2. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 11:43 descender
 
*None of this actually happens with the Creators Update because Redeye doesn't know what he's talking about.

Lots of welcome additions and fixes in this update. The single best "my use case only" update is that they finally fixed the multi-monitor slideshow bug, so you can rotate different backgrounds on each screen without a 3rd party app again. The scaling fixes on surfaces/4K screens are also great.
 
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News Comments > Everything Released
20. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 04:47 descender
 
Stop whining about the conversation turning religious. Take responsibility for the things you post and the way people respond to them. When you attempt to dismiss all of eastern philosophy as "beatnik" while peddling a relatively modern religious fad like "jehovahs witnesses", then you are going to have to answer to that.

That must be the most dishonest dipshit google search for an answer that I have ever seen. "29 million results" are you fucking with me? Do you have any idea how search results work? I guess you couldn't find that page in the bible to explain it to you. "sun getting hotter sun getting hotter scientists" LOL... are you serious?!

The point is the radical heating up of the sun flies in the face of what scientists accept as the norm today.
NO IT DOES NOT. None of the google results in your link even remotely support that position. Did you bother to read ANY OF THEM?! Try "why is our sun getting warmer" and then actually click on a link and read it! I'll wait.

They can't explain WHY the sun is heating up.
They quite literally know why our sun is heating up. This is exactly how stars work as we understand them. Oh, you couldn't find the ideal gas laws in that book either? Man, it sure is missing a lot of "why" isn't it? Your willful ignorance is astounding. The answers are out there, you have chosen not to find them because they weren't written down by a Roman 2000 years ago.

It took scientists 100 years to proved Einstein's general theory of relativity. In all that time, it could not be verified or repeated until they proved it correct. See the hypocrisy?
Uh... NO. You have absolutely no idea how "science" works at all.

"THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY" was literally only considered a theory (just like String theory is now) until it was proven to be correct, and it can be proven correct the same way every time because that's how science works. You willfully misrepresent scientific theory as fact so that you can claim it isn't fact. I'm sorry, but that is just not how it works. Again, science is A PROCESS that utilizes experimentation and measurement to find verifiable results. If something is found to be wrong, it can be immediately dismissed. You don't have to argue with someone over "why" it was right or wrong because you can simply show them.

The Bible only explains the WHY; something science continues to struggle with.
No, it does not, and if it does then you are asking the wrong questions. Why does water freeze at a certain temperature? Not in the bible. Why is the sky blue? Not in the bible. Why does potassium and water react the way it does? Not in the Bible. There is literally no "why" in the Bible at all unless your question is "why have woman and gays been oppressed for centuries?".

Very rarely are actual scientific facts proven to be "wrong" because it actually requires proof for something to be considered a fact.

How dare I question its validity.
This truly exemplifies how much you don't understand science. Science is questioning, it is experimenting and testing and proving things true or false. There is no right or wrong in science, only what you can and can not prove. No faith, no blind acceptance, only results. Religion is the exact opposite. No results, no way of testing or finding out the answer... just blind acceptance of the translation of the text you've chosen.

One of these requires critical thought, the other merely requires a pulse.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 04:24 descender
 
What a typical "I know better so fuck you" response. You can't get into a point by point analytical argument with me over religion KXMode, because you can't. I have actually studied religion and not just your favorite book. Study of religion has nothing to do with your Bible. You claim to have "studied it all", which is a complete and utter lie, because you apparently learned nothing in the process. You studied thousands of religions and decided the one you already believed in was right? HOW CONVENIENT!

In other words, come back and say the same things after you have studied the Bible at considerable length.
How about no? How about you go learn rudimentary science that is taught to 10-year-olds and stop making up controversy where there is none? Stop looking for answers in a stone age pagan worship of hypocrisy and ignorance and positing the existence of the book as evidence that the book is right? Maybe you need to study something other than the Bible and learn how to stop projecting your belief in a single book on other people and other topics to which it is completely irrelevant.

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49. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 04:05 descender
 
No. You need to study things other than the Bible and learn how to stop projecting your false beliefs on others.  
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17. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 24, 2017, 18:10 descender
 
This viewpoint is quite literally an association fallacy because they base this conclusion on the premise that stars of our sun's size and age typically exhibit signs of cooling. And yet, contrary to all scientific thought, they can't explain why the sun is burning hotter now than at any point in the past 1,000 years.

What the fuckity fuck? This is just blatantly false. No one is confused by the science behind an aging sun but you. You don't put any effort whatsoever into finding the scientific conclusions to things that you bring to question. Your lack of understanding doesn't preclude the existence of the evidence. Stars burn hotter and expand as they age until they collapse, and everyone (elementary school children are taught this) but you seems to be aware of this. Your statement is so wrong it could only have originated as a talking point on some religious truther website, and you didn't even bother to check to see if it was accurate. This is what happens when you blindly accept a text as truth and are willing to regurgitate it without verification. Every last ounce of science can be verified and repeated, or it isn't science.

I'll put my confidence in a book that has a flawless record of getting predictions right.
The Bible has made exactly zero verifiable or accurate predictions. Zero.

What have you found in that book that explains how the laws of thermodynamics work? Where is the chapter where it explains how gravity or light reflecting off of a mirror work? You see, there are no "answers" in that book at all... Where is the page that explains all of the amazing things that can be accomplished with carbon nanotubes? Your apparent belief that a book that "hasn't changed in a thousand years" has answers to modern day problems is just batshit crazy. You are literally saying that you are unwilling to take in any new information because it doesn't appear in a religious text. You should just admit as much, you would get a better reception. How is it that you use a computer? Surely the technology required to design such a modern marvel doesn't exist in your bible... so how does a computer work? More questions that your book can't answer.

I have never disrespected any of you

You disrespect all of us, and the entire conversation every time you put your belief in a fairy tale book up against referential evidence. You just posted blatantly false and easily verifiable information for what purpose? To perpetuate a mystery around things you choose not to understand. This thread started because of your dismissal of one of the greatest philosophical minds of our time because he called out religion for what it is. Simultaneously, you stand here claiming to be smarter than everyone else in the room because of blind faith in your particular brand of philosophy. You should just stop lying to us about all of this "religious research" that you clearly have not done because no rational person could study dozens of religious texts and come to the conclusion that one particular book in the pile "got it all right". No part of your opinions on it seem to be well thought out, and you make blatantly incorrect assumptions about science that could only come from indoctrinated and ignorant sources. You are obsessed with finding meaning in false narratives while ignoring evidence based research right in front of your face.

Your "faith" (read: ignorance) is now causing you to make ridiculous assumptions about fundamental scientific facts. Stop it.

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45. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 24, 2017, 16:24 descender
 
You don't have to have faith or belief in science, science is merely a process that produces evidence. Science doesn't require belief because you can be shown how and why it works or else it isn't science.

Of which, mine is based on historical evidence

No, it isn't.

There is absolutely zero evidence that any of the mystical things mentioned in your religious text of choice actually happened. There are a few references to actual historical events and civilizations that existed at the time but zero evidence to support any of the mystical claims made by the writings.

Actual historical evidence only shows that humans have been reinventing and stealing similar religious stories for millenia across thousands of different religions. There is zero evidence to show that any of them are actually accurate or true or possess any verifiable knowledge of a living deity. That you would or could be so naive to believe any one religious text in the face of insurmountable evidence that your book is neither original nor special... that's faith. Having "faith" in any particular religion is essentially being willfully ignorant to historical evidence.
 
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13. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 24, 2017, 11:42 descender
 
religion as a form of psychotherapy and sees the Bible as "the world's most dangerous book."
Religion is absolutely a form of psychotherapy designed to control morality and to make people feel better about their insignificant place in the universe. Religious texts indoctrinate, deceive and require faith beyond observable reality. They are absolutely dangerous and history has shown exactly how correct he is in that assertion. No single book, text or idea is responsible for more death and destruction in the modern world than the Christian Bible.

I'm not surprised by your response at all. Shutting out information you don't agree with is par for the course when it comes to religious fanatics.

Science only explains the HOW. The Bible explains the WHY.
You couldn't possibly be more wrong. Science is a process, not an idea, who's entire purpose is to explain "how" and "why". "How does this happen" or "Why does this happen" are the major tenants of scientific research.

The bible "explains" absolutely nothing and require suspension of rational thought for acceptance.
 
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11. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 24, 2017, 08:23 descender
 
Everyone should listen to more Alan Watts, it would be good for you. Especially someone who has to fight himself to stop spouting nonsensical gibberish about his particular brand of Christian oppression... Some eastern philosophy might just blow your mind.

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 24, 2017, 08:15 descender
 
It's still illegal to smoke in public in Colorado, or on any state lands.

Source: Was just in Colorado smoking last month. You have to go to a smoking lounge and pay a fee to get in, it's the only legal way for visitors to partake after purchasing.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Trailer and Interview
4. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 24, 2017, 08:13 descender
 
Color me unimpressed so far, this game needs a LOT of work. Muddy indistinguishable graphics, hard to tell which friggin gun you are even holding without firing... and lots of gunplay/lag issues. Rockets seem to fire out of a time machine. Also, makes you click a button to respawn every time you die which is just bizarre.
It's not all bad, but something is definitely off.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
19. Report on comment 1131750 Apr 23, 2017, 11:13 descender
 
murder has actually shot up substantially in America over the last few years
5% from an already historically low rate, not what I would call significant. Just as likely to be due to police murders now actually getting reported as murders than any angry black man effect you've dreamed up.

owing to the Ferguson Effect, and the consequent depolicing
Not a thing that actually "caused murders" and not a thing that actually happened.

improving trauma care has a lot to do with the long-term trend of falling murder rates.
Only expected to depress fatalities by 3-4% per year, insignificant.
You can't only look at the murder rate to determine overall decreases in crime because there are clearly other factors that depress the murder rate that still involve a crime being committed. Also, you can't wipe away a 40% reduction in murder rate over the last few decades with a 2 year increase.

Crime rates have been subject to a lot of book-cooking, while murder rates have not.
Absolute pulled out of your ass nonsense. You don't like the crime statistics so you ignore them for the one type of crime that has shown an increase over your convenient time period.

Rehabilitation works because it works, not because of your latent racism. Recidivism rates are what you should be looking at, and are why the US penal system is such a complete and utter failure.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 20, 2017, 13:41 descender
 
It's the most superior, and more importantly has the most traction.

DV had the most traction until the biggest panel manufacturer just signed on with a giant content provider to offer their own version of HDR. Samsung may have literally just won HDR with this move, this is exactly how products like BetaMax and HDDVD lost the war.

This is exactly why you never buy-in to tech like this until the dust settles and the actual content exists.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2017, 16:46 descender
 
Well, if they know what region the key came from and I'm not logging in from that region or accessing an account located in that region...

It would be quite trivial for them to block someone like me right now. Especially if they distributed a certain amount of keys to each region for load balance testing and don't want a bunch of Russian keys logging in to US servers.

Their announcement in the launcher says it opens again on the 21st at 10am, not tomorrow.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2017, 16:20 descender
 
Yeah, it's almost as if you wouldn't come here to spout off your opinions at all if you weren't looking for validation or trolling for arguments.  
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