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Signed On Feb 12, 2012, 10:27
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
15. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 25, 2016, 16:44 Simon Says
 
I was expecting at least 1 comment about third parties... but no, not even an allusion. So I guess it means that stupidity ( Trump ) as well as corruption ( Clinton ) will be normalized. At this rate the next candidates will be able to display both and the US citizens will still vote for them, mostly ignoring the third parties.

Shit, you guys really deserve that idiocracy thing going on lately.

Camacho for prez bitches, or heck Vermin Supreme, ponies for everyone!
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 23, 2016, 01:51 Simon Says
 
In other news:

Nestlé president continues to insist that access to water isn't a right.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. A Shocking Amount of E-Waste Recycling Is a Complete Sham Sep 20, 2016, 20:37 Simon Says
 
"A Shocking Amount of E-Waste Recycling Is a Complete Sham"

Can't say I'm surprised... Resource efficiency ( thus real economics: to preserve and use as efficiently as possible, as few waste as possible ) is the enemy of a trade and currency based economy.

Just watch the next 5-10 minutes in this video at the tagged timeframe:

https://youtu.be/4Z9WVZddH9w?t=3151

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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Sep 20, 2016, 20:22 Simon Says
 
Your free mod is part of another bigger free one, people can enjoy it like you wanted to, but they didn't stroke your ego? Welcome to reality, everything is a remix of a remix of a remix.

Maybe we should give credits or royalties or something to the first unicellular organisms for some strands of our DNA while we're at it. Oh sorry, that organism doesn't give a fuck about ego.

Cry me a river.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
12. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 17, 2016, 23:31 Simon Says
 
NamecaF wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 20:49:
Cutter wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 20:21:
Dagnamit wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 19:23:
nin wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 13:26:
Dagnamit wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 13:23:
Gotta think that if he didn't run to Russia he'd be in line for a pardon.

He'd be in the same boat as Chelsea Manning if he'd stayed.


Perhaps, but like Manning, he deserves jail time. He also deserves a pardon. Chelsea Manning was active duty at the time of her crime. That's a whole different kettle of fish. She also deserves a pardon or at least a commuting of the sentence, but people gotta do time, or the law (even shit laws) mean nothing.

So law takes precedent over right and wrong? Well you certainly would have been a great nazi working at Dachau or the like. Or just a slave owner instead? Whip and work your slaves to death with a big ol' smile on your face...because it's legal right. Fucking fascist.

Never takes long for the Nazi card to come out when Cutter is around.

The argument is still sound even when you leave the nazis out of it. The state is not a good measure of morality nor of right and wrong and not either of relevance to reality as it pertains to the consequences of application on the welfare of the governed when you factor in empirical peer reviewed objective and accurate scientific evidence, and neither are its laws.

Arguing that something must be done because "the law is the law is the law" is textbook fascism madness, its a circular reasoning logical fallacy.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 17, 2016, 19:30 Simon Says
 
Dagnamit wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 13:23:
On the one hand, he did his country a great (though illegal) service. On the other hand, he ran to Russia.

Gotta think that if he didn't run to Russia he'd be in line for a pardon. I would probably do it because sometimes to government needs to lose, but fuck man, Russia? Russia?! C'mon...

He never ran to Russia, get your facts straight please. He saw his travel privileges revoked and was stuck in Russia when on the way to Ecuador and he is still stuck like Assange is stuck in the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 17, 2016, 19:20 Simon Says
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 11:20:
Task wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 20:00:
Haha, guarantee like most network/internet things, crafty people will find ways around that ban.

Can hack into seemingly any US gov't agency, can't break through the porn ban wall.

This is where DRM type zealots should be coming in and saying "You see what you get! You see what you get! You should have been downloading all those videos. Because at a flip of the switch if you are streamer, your dead in the water."


More like the less credulous "zealots" who know not to trust the McCarthyist style smear and propaganda campaign running on the "red scare" as of late coming in and saying "bullshit" when every time they're hacked, the finger gets conveniently pointed at the big bad bear without any hard ( and highly doubtful soft/speculative ) evidence to back it up.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 16, 2016, 15:05 Simon Says
 
Making a professional looking copy of a famous multimillion $ museum painting with a camera so you can enjoy it at home on a counterfeited poster or something = *shrug*.

Making an amateur looking ( that compression ) copy of a famous multimillion $ movie with a computer so you can enjoy it at home on a legit TV/monitor = GO TO JAIL YOU CRIMINAL!

That double standard. Rolleyes Copying isn't stealing, no matter the copy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 16, 2016, 13:04 Simon Says
 
Retired wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 11:11:
Hackers are already shaping U.S. election coverage with data leaks.

Can't shape it more than the media does!

That article... The shamelessly displayed logical fallacies and propaganda almost had me spouting noodle soup from my nose.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Op Ed Sep 16, 2016, 02:15 Simon Says
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 01:44:
Enahs wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 21:50:
Cutter wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 21:10:

And cracked is wrong replacing dairy with water. Dairy is essential - at least for those of us of northern european descent who still live in northern climes. For people in the sun belt who get plenty of exposure to sun and fresh veg year round, not so much.

No diary is not essential for you.
The Milk-Industrial Complex: Why You Don't Need to Drink Milk
and
Even MORE Studies Confirm, Calcium Still Doesn't Prevent Fractures

No, it is - for certain ethnicities and depending on where you live. Vitamin D, casein and whey proteins, are majorly important for a great many body fuctions. That's well known and accepted everywhere, except for kooks on Youtube who tell you don't need dairy. Rolleyes

Plenty of "kooks" who eat strictly vegan, don't need dairy and have no deficiencies whatsoever then... Rolleyes You can easily get all of those from elsewhere. A glass of almond "milk", among plenty others of easily availlable vegan examples, has 45% of the daily recommended intake in Vit. D.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: The long battle between gaming PCs and game consoles is over, and the PCs won. Sep 15, 2016, 02:33 Simon Says
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 18:21:
Simon Says wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 16:59:
Unless you somehow find a way to violate the laws of physics, thermal dissipation and power consumption make that scenario from utterly impossible to highly unlikely. The only way I see this happening is if you stream with the same input lag as a PC from a server and that's only if ISPs play nice and remove data caps, I wouldn't hold my breath for that.

Someone is doubting technology. Carlin was right again.

*rollseyes*

Doubting technology? Strawman much? Doubting that you can circumvent the laws of physics to make a 15 years into the future 5 watts phone run with its internal SoC the same games you'll play on your 500 watts+ desktop with the same performance? Without a shadow of a doubt.

The current phones have the same performance as a 10 years old desktop gaming wise, its been more or less a constant for the last 10 years, they always lag by roughly 10 years. So the only games you'll play in 15 years on your phone will be those you'll be playing on your desktop in about 5.

So the games you'll be playing in 15 years on your desktop? Forget it, might as well start believing in Unicorns.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 14, 2016, 17:29 Simon Says
 
Zanthar wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 14:25:
Yeah, debate socialism with a bunch of fat, unemployed/disabled gamers. Let's see how that works out for you.

xD, you sir have a point
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2016, 17:04 Simon Says
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 13:14:
This is why we need a separate, stand-alone whistleblower department in the government not connected to any existing agency. The reason Snowden fled before releasing the docs, is due to what happened to Bill Binney, Thomas Drake, and other whistleblowers who tried to work within the system. Arrested, spied upon, harassed, fired, etc. etc. in complete violation of existing whistleblower laws.

Yes, that would work for a while, until inevitably corruption sets in, so is the unavoidable fate of something with power that is dependent upon and thus subordinate to the currency and trade based economy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: The long battle between gaming PCs and game consoles is over, and the PCs won. Sep 14, 2016, 16:59 Simon Says
 
Timmeh wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 15:41:
It was a contest back in the early days of Nintendo, Sega, Neo Geo and Turbo Grafix 16... Heck maybe even the Sega Saturn / play station days...

But from the time 3DFX created the Vodoo and after words the battle was over. Yea.. inevitable. Eventually Consoles would have to morph into PC's.

The next phase is for PC's to loose the battle to phones with VR headsets and virtual gloves etc. When a phone 15 years from now has the power of a modern cray super computer.

Unless you somehow find a way to violate the laws of physics, thermal dissipation and power consumption make that scenario from utterly impossible to highly unlikely. The only way I see this happening is if you stream with the same input lag as a PC from a server and that's only if ISPs play nice and remove data caps, I wouldn't hold my breath for that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Best CPU for gaming guide - PCGamesN Sep 14, 2016, 13:35 Simon Says
 
According to most benchmarks, an i7-2600k @ 4.5ghz does just as well as a stock i7-6700k. So @ 4.9ghz, you're probably still good to go for 4-5 more years, or until it dies, whichever comes first.

EDIT: You're probably bound to hit the PCIE 2.0 16x bandwidth wall before you hit that CPU bottleneck if the latest tests of PCIE 2.0 16x + Titan XP are right.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 14, 2016, 13:18 Simon Says
 
Lilricky wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 10:39:
And all you have to do is give up some of those pesky rights.... Socialism at its finest.

Must be mistaking socialism for fascist totalitarian 1984ism... Which is exactly the opposite of socialism.

Picture 2 axis, the standard left right standing for left: freedom of access, usership, cooperation, and right: restriction of access, ownership, competition. Add another axis, up being totalitarian: big groups ( corps, banks, govs ) decide unilaterally, rule of law/force, massive free will infringements. Down being anarchism: As much as possible of decisional powers shifted to individuals, as few laws as possible with minimum enforcement, minimum free will infringements.

Socialism is on the lower left corner, fascism is on the upper right corner.

What is this decision? A big group decides for everyone, its applied through laws and they don't care that people may disagree that this be imposed on them, through force if necessary, so its clearly up on the axis, totalitarian.

The access will be, seemingly, free and promote usership instead of ownership, altho to be frank, everything you will do on it will be monetized, scrutinized and restricted, that'll be the cost you will pay. They'll own you, the freedom of access is merely a bait to OWN YOU, so its really about ownership of your person. And also it'll serve the dominant currency and trade based socioeconomic system which promotes competition, restriction of access through property and ownership. Its the mandatory return on investment. So its clearly a right wing policy in seemingly left clothing.

What do we have in the upper right quadrant? Yup, that's right, totalitarian fascism. And let's play the devil's advocate here and assume that the left'ist front isn't a ploy, well then its on the upper left quadrant, totalitarian communism.

That's still pretty far from the lower left corner, don't you agree?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 13, 2016, 16:35 Simon Says
 
LOL @ that imFucked 7 review. Mentions camera and headphone jack, not a word about the huge ass camera bump, the fact that it unbalances the phone when on a flat surface, also potentially making it more slippery because only a few corners touch the underlying surface and the fact that if you had just left the phone thicker, you could've kept the 3.5mm jack, had a much bigger battery and there would've been no camera bump nor any of its accompanying annoyances.

Shit that anorexia obsession with phones has got to stop, its utterly stupid. It only brings downsides.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2016, 16:04 Simon Says
 
Ahhhh, the smartphone market atm is a mess... I can't recommend anything from the big vendors. Apple with its 3.5mmgeddon crap, Samsung refusing to support expandable batteries anymore, LG with its latest monstrosity isn't really an option either despite having almost everything right, its replaceable battery option is subpar.

And the one your buddy recommends is also without a 3.5mm jack.

I'd recommend you look at older models or wait and cross your fingers that someone, somewhere wakes the fuck up and get its act together and has everything in this list:

-Screen with good sunlight visibility
-3.5mm jack
-Replaceable battery for expanded battery
-SD card slot

Anything less and I wouldn't touch it nor recommend it to anyone.

EDIT: Damn Cutter, nice phones on that list, especially the one with a 6000mah battery, Conquest S8.

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News Comments > BioShock: The Collection PC Upgrades Detailed
13. Re: BioShock: The Collection PC Upgrades Detailed Sep 9, 2016, 23:24 Simon Says
 
So I have to convert my copy to steam? Fuck'em, gonna pirate it, less hassle.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 9, 2016, 17:40 Simon Says
 
Luke wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 16:10:
Simon Says wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 14:01:
Cutter wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 12:01:
Pay for patches? Lol! Class-actions incoming in 3...2...1...

Probably referring to the few games which will get additional work done to make them look better @ 4k by more than just increasing resolution. Some will probably bundle new assets and ask a DLC-like price for the patch, or offer 2 patches, one free without the assets and one with them.

Jezz you sounds like one who WILL pay for it if it ever happens....... Clown

I guess looks can be deceiving then, I exclusively play PC and never paid for DLC.
 
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