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31. Re: etc. Aug 18, 2015, 00:10 Eirikrautha
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 22:55:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 18:11:
You did make a claim: that poverty causes crime (since you deny that the opposite is the case). As for the idea that poverty is not a measure of character and culture, I'd like to see your evidence to the contrary. You don't have any either, so all you can do is spout YOUR propaganda. Even if I could not come up with any evidence for my claim, that does not make yours true by default (the either-or fallacy). If you believe that access to weapons causes violence, then prove it. Otherwise, you could drop an arsenal in the living room of every normal person and the crime rate would stay the same.

Now I see the problem...you simply can't understand what you read. I never claimed you were wrong, I never claimed a single thing. Asking you to support -your- claim is a wholly different thing. It is not denying your claim, it is not claiming something else, it is simply asking you to provide a basis for your statement. And since you apparently can't do this, you cover it up with bluster, strawmen, and moving the goalpost.

While I made no claims, there was definitely an implication that you were being less than intellectually honest. I apologize for that mistake. Now I think it's looking more like rabid racism (if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck), or sheer stupidity.

Whatever the case, I'm done wasting my time (and everyone else's) on you and your shortcomings.
Like all folks on the losing end of an argument, you have to ad hominem, throw around irrelevant -isms (who said anything about race except you and Beamer?), and shift the burden of proof. It's sad, really...
 
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27. Re: etc. Aug 17, 2015, 18:11 Eirikrautha
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 11:31:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 10:29:
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 09:36:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 18:22:
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 16:41:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 14:25:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

Sadly, you have cause and effect mixed up. Poverty does not cause crime (there are large swaths of major poverty in the US alone that have little to no violent crime (property crime is a different story). People don't commit violent crimes because they are poor. Some people are violent, poor, and less educated because of who they are (they lack self-discipline, are sociopathic, lack morality, practice a defective culture, etc.). Poverty and lack of education is a symptom, just like violence. Blaming violence on guns or video games are just defense mechanisms for people who don't want to have to be judgmental about others' behaviors, cultures, or moralities. They are the easy way out.

Got any citations for actual peer-reviewed studies backing up those ideological claims?
Peer reviewed studies to support what? You got any peer reviewed studies that state handing a specific individual a gun makes that person more prone to violence?

Given the obtuseness you display to avoid answering the question, I'm getting the distinct impression that I'll be wasting my time, but here goes.

Do you have any peer reviewed studies (or -any- studies that aren't simply parroting rightwing talking points) that indicate that poverty does not cause crime, or that poverty and lack of education are symptoms of personal character defects? Because that's a damned big claim to make if it's just talking out of your ass.

As for your second point, I made no such statement. In fact, made no statement at all, remember? I simply called you on your bullshit, and want you to back it up, or admit what it is.

There is no such thing as as a study that "confirms" a negative. Do you have any peer-reviewed studies that show poverty causes violence (not is correlated with, not is associated with, but causes)? The default isn't your assumption (that poverty causes crime... that's just you talking out of your ass and misunderstanding how science works). If you want to get faux-scientific (which is what your claim is, since sociological science works in correlation, not causation) about this, prove your point with research first, that poverty causes crime.

Once again numbnuts, I made -no- claim. You did, and I wanted to know if you had -anything- to back it up. Now, given all your blustering and complete refusal/failure to provide any evidence, I think it's pretty clear that you don't. Sucks to be called on your propaganda, doesn't it?

You did make a claim: that poverty causes crime (since you deny that the opposite is the case). As for the idea that poverty is not a measure of character and culture, I'd like to see your evidence to the contrary. You don't have any either, so all you can do is spout YOUR propaganda. Even if I could not come up with any evidence for my claim, that does not make yours true by default (the either-or fallacy). If you believe that access to weapons causes violence, then prove it. Otherwise, you could drop an arsenal in the living room of every normal person and the crime rate would stay the same.
 
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25. Re: etc. Aug 17, 2015, 10:29 Eirikrautha
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 09:36:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 18:22:
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 16:41:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 14:25:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

Sadly, you have cause and effect mixed up. Poverty does not cause crime (there are large swaths of major poverty in the US alone that have little to no violent crime (property crime is a different story). People don't commit violent crimes because they are poor. Some people are violent, poor, and less educated because of who they are (they lack self-discipline, are sociopathic, lack morality, practice a defective culture, etc.). Poverty and lack of education is a symptom, just like violence. Blaming violence on guns or video games are just defense mechanisms for people who don't want to have to be judgmental about others' behaviors, cultures, or moralities. They are the easy way out.

Got any citations for actual peer-reviewed studies backing up those ideological claims?
Peer reviewed studies to support what? You got any peer reviewed studies that state handing a specific individual a gun makes that person more prone to violence?

Given the obtuseness you display to avoid answering the question, I'm getting the distinct impression that I'll be wasting my time, but here goes.

Do you have any peer reviewed studies (or -any- studies that aren't simply parroting rightwing talking points) that indicate that poverty does not cause crime, or that poverty and lack of education are symptoms of personal character defects? Because that's a damned big claim to make if it's just talking out of your ass.

As for your second point, I made no such statement. In fact, made no statement at all, remember? I simply called you on your bullshit, and want you to back it up, or admit what it is.

There is no such thing as as a study that "confirms" a negative. Do you have any peer-reviewed studies that show poverty causes violence (not is correlated with, not is associated with, but causes)? The default isn't your assumption (that poverty causes crime... that's just you talking out of your ass and misunderstanding how science works). If you want to get faux-scientific (which is what your claim is, since sociological science works in correlation, not causation) about this, prove your point with research first, that poverty causes crime.
 
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22. Re: etc. Aug 16, 2015, 18:22 Eirikrautha
 
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 16:41:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 14:25:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

Sadly, you have cause and effect mixed up. Poverty does not cause crime (there are large swaths of major poverty in the US alone that have little to no violent crime (property crime is a different story). People don't commit violent crimes because they are poor. Some people are violent, poor, and less educated because of who they are (they lack self-discipline, are sociopathic, lack morality, practice a defective culture, etc.). Poverty and lack of education is a symptom, just like violence. Blaming violence on guns or video games are just defense mechanisms for people who don't want to have to be judgmental about others' behaviors, cultures, or moralities. They are the easy way out.

Got any citations for actual peer-reviewed studies backing up those ideological claims?
Peer reviewed studies to support what? You got any peer reviewed studies that state handing a specific individual a gun makes that person more prone to violence?
 
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21. Re: etc. Aug 16, 2015, 18:17 Eirikrautha
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 18:13:
Stormsinger wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 16:41:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 14:25:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

Sadly, you have cause and effect mixed up. Poverty does not cause crime (there are large swaths of major poverty in the US alone that have little to no violent crime (property crime is a different story). People don't commit violent crimes because they are poor. Some people are violent, poor, and less educated because of who they are (they lack self-discipline, are sociopathic, lack morality, practice a defective culture, etc.). Poverty and lack of education is a symptom, just like violence. Blaming violence on guns or video games are just defense mechanisms for people who don't want to have to be judgmental about others' behaviors, cultures, or moralities. They are the easy way out.
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Got any citations for actual peer-reviewed studies backing up those ideological claims?


It sounds an awful lot like the justification some use for their own racism, doesn't it?
Violence has nothing to do with race. The only person who has even mentioned race is you. If you are looking for racism, the nearest mirror is your best bet...
 
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18. Re: etc. Aug 16, 2015, 14:25 Eirikrautha
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2015, 15:52:
4. Implement economic reforms so that the decades long increase in income inequality is reversed. As well, gun violence is perpetrated disproportionately by the poor and less educated.

Sadly, you have cause and effect mixed up. Poverty does not cause crime (there are large swaths of major poverty in the US alone that have little to no violent crime (property crime is a different story). People don't commit violent crimes because they are poor. Some people are violent, poor, and less educated because of who they are (they lack self-discipline, are sociopathic, lack morality, practice a defective culture, etc.). Poverty and lack of education is a symptom, just like violence. Blaming violence on guns or video games are just defense mechanisms for people who don't want to have to be judgmental about others' behaviors, cultures, or moralities. They are the easy way out.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day

9. Re: Quote of the Day Aug 11, 2015, 14:48 Eirikrautha
 
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 13:47:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 11:49:
ldonyo wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 10:35:
So he's saying they both suck, but one has more explosions?

Or he's saying Just Cause 2 was beyond terrible,

You are a blemish on humanity if you didn't like Just Cause 2. That is all.

QFT!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown

96. Re: Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown Aug 9, 2015, 10:02 Eirikrautha
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 07:39:

It's like trying to disprove the existing of god. You can prove evolution, you can prove the Big Bang Theory and you can prove that the Bible / Qur'an / Torah are contradictory nonsense, yet people will still continue to believe regardless.

The fact that you could post this and not explode in flames from the irony alone is damn near a miracle that would prove the existence of God!

Of all of the posters here, YOU are the one operating on pure unadulterated faith. CRI has not produced even one minute of actual "gameplay" yet. Sure, they have tech demos like the arena. They have models you can look at in the hangar. But the actual game is nowhere to be seen. Of the (originally 100 per the stretch goals, but now reduced) 40 systems in the "game", how many are complete? Zero.

With all the associated studios working on the single player part of the game (which has now been broken into thirds, which you disingenuously call "a trilogy" in order to falsely make it seem like the first part will be a full single player experience, rather than one-third of one), how much of the game have we seen? Zero (but I'm sure that's just so there won't be any spoilers )

There is nothing that CRI has produced at this point that a few talented artists and a programmer or two couldn't make on Unity in a month. The fact is that the only evidence you have for CRI meeting the goals they set in the kickstarter (and the later hype) is that you "believe" him, you have "faith" in him to deliver on his promise.

Your side here are the creationists, pal. And, apparently, all the layers of sedimentary rocks in the universe won't get your thinking to evolve!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews

1. Re: Saturday Previews Aug 8, 2015, 12:26 Eirikrautha
 
The writers at Ars must be smokin' the crack! X-Wings and TIE fighters have the same maneuvering and weapons? Missiles are on a 10 second cooldown (with infinite respawn)? Maneuvers (like "180 loops," i.e., an Immelman or S-Loop) are also on a cooldown timer? And this is "damn close" to X-Wing?!?!?

I really hate these bought-and-paid-for games "journalists"...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown

1. Re: Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown Aug 7, 2015, 18:15 Eirikrautha
 
Nice tech demo. Now, integrating that while dozens or hundreds of players are in system, space walking, boarding, etc., will be the real trick...  
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News Comments > Mighty No. 9 Delayed

7. Re: Mighty No. 9 Delayed Aug 1, 2015, 10:30 Eirikrautha
 
Julio wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 05:35:
Not surprised they seem unethical, given it's an SJW driven project.

Did they ever get rid of the toxic community manager who was banning pledgers from the kickstarter just because they disagreed with her? I'm surprised the whole thing didn't collapse right then...
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - BOMB: Who let the dogfight

1. Re: Steamship Ahoy - BOMB: Who let the dogfight Jul 30, 2015, 09:56 Eirikrautha
 
Alright, who wants to buy this and review it for me, so I don't have to risk it?  
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News Comments > GOG.com & Windows 10

6. Re: GOG.com & Windows 10 Jul 29, 2015, 12:55 Eirikrautha
 
Creston wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 10:45:
Love or hate Windows 10, what GOG is doing to prepare for it is fantastic.

Over at Steam, they're like "Yeah whatever. Who gives a shit whether it'll work or not."

Now now! That's not quite fair to Valve. Upon hearing of the possibility that Win10 might cause issues with Steam, I am confident that a few employees shelved their projects (now tell me who is going to make a controller that sounds like flatulence every time you press a button, eh? Happy now?) and rolled their desks over together to contemplate this issue.

One of them might even have perused the code-base to see if he could spot an obvious issue.

They'll get on this right away.

As long as interesting.

And not too hard.

And doesn't take time away from flatulent controllers.

Squirrel!
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Announced

16. Re: BATTLETECH Announced Jul 29, 2015, 12:49 Eirikrautha
 
Instantly backed!

These guys are what Kickstarter is all about. Chris who?
 
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News Comments > Steam Security Hole Closed

20. Re: Steam Security Hole Closed Jul 27, 2015, 14:07 Eirikrautha
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 13:29:
Creston wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 12:40:
The thought of a Steam glory hole just makes me shudder...

Picture it, if you will:

A naked Gaben squatting in a steamy little 3x3 cubicle, a hole cut in to the wall. Sweat rolls down his quivering jowls to drip on to his flabby man-boobs resting atop the swell of his greasy and sweat-sheened belly.

A cock pushes through the hole and, in an instant, Gaben has his faced mashed against the wall as hard as he can, gurgling and choking while his head bounces back and forth.

On the other side, Gordan Freeman leans against the wall, a big shit eating grin on his face. Just before he finishes, he whispers "Let me give you the seed of inspiration for Half-Life 3" and then flat out bricks in Gaben's mouth.


Those vivid visuals speak to me... And say "Get help now!"
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen "Feature Creep" and More

76. Re: On Star Citizen Jul 21, 2015, 23:11 Eirikrautha
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 16:55:
BobBob wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 15:39:
10 to 20 years from now video games hyped today will be found at a thrift shop or downloadable from an online retro-archive. Meanwhile, other companies are working on exploring real outer space in order for humanity to colonize Mars and beyond. The consequences of which will likely alter human evolution. You can put your time, energy, and money debating over and playing a virtual game or educating yourself and getting involved in STEM. "Spent X amount of hours playing a virtual space pilot", will neither have a positive impact on a resume nor will it impress a potential investor.

When we were kids, Star Trek inspired countless thousands to study STEM topics, especially astronomy, physics, aerospace engineering and the like. Star Wars inspired thousands of people to join the entertainment industries, inspiring directors, novelists, graphic artists and many other professions. Back then we had movies and TV, today we have video games. Elite is our Star Trek, Star Citizen our Star Wars, and Chris Roberts our George Lucas.


George Lucas. As in "the George Lucas who cashed in on a confluence of special effects, great casting, once in a generation influences, and cultural zeitgeist, only to crash and burn horribly when he tried to build upon his earlier success, making some of the worst schlock ever filmed due to his ego and departure from the checks which help reign him in during his successes"? That George Lucas?

OK. Fair enough. That's a workable analogy.
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds

30. Re: Cloud Imperium on Star Citizen Refunds Jul 14, 2015, 21:40 Eirikrautha
 
Shawshank wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 20:55:
Not that I am a fan of RSI/CIG but do yourself a favour and Google Derek Smart.

You'd change your mind afterwards.

I'll just leave THESE right HERE.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black

4. Re: Into the Black Jul 14, 2015, 21:33 Eirikrautha
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 20:06:
God is telling us we should love Pluto and restore its planetary status.

Actually, they are. NASA has hinted that the newest measurements from the fly-by will push Pluto over the mass limit, and its spherical geometry may do so as well.

Really, the issue is that 240-odd people (at a conference that had 10,000 attending) decided, after the majority of the other folks had left the conference, to de-list Pluto for whatever reason. There was never a large sentiment in the astronomical community to de-list Pluto in the first place. And the fact that the new "rules" for planets are just as fraught with issues as the old ones (there's some argument that, if the Earth was situated in the asteroid belt or even in the Kupier Belt, it wouldn't be able to "clear its orbit" [one of the new requirements for planetary status] either...), has left many astronomers ignoring the de-listing. In many ways, NASA, et al., are just owning up to the fact that the scientific community never was on board with the de-listing in the first place...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

90. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 14, 2015, 21:16 Eirikrautha
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 18:30:
Eirikrautha wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 17:57:
They "reserve the right to refuse service"? In America? Hehehe, there's a bakery in Oregon that can help them understand how well that'll work.

As a matter of fact, that would be the most awesome development in this whole saga!!! Imagine Derek Smart suing CRI for discrimination, because they've refused to serve a black man! Talk about epic drama! God, please make this happen!!!! Rolleyes2 Rolleyes2

The Oregon bakery was not fined for refusing service, but for causing emotional distress. The bakers continued to deride the gay couple in public, and published their address resulting in death threats against them. While claiming to be persecuted, they were actually the persecutors.

As for Derek, I really am not sure a lawsuit would get him very far.

Wrong. Read the actual Order itself. The damages were given based on the emotional distress of being denied the service (it says so in the actual order). The "Rawstory" interpretation has been debunked by such right-wing fanatics as the Washington Post and the Huffington Post.

But I guess the other narrative is more palatable, so we'll believe it with very little support... Wow, sounds a lot like Star Citizen White Knighting, come to think of it...
 
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62. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 14, 2015, 17:57 Eirikrautha
 
LurkerLito wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 16:37:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 16:26:
In case someone from CIG sees this thread they can see what a swell guy I am.

HI CIG! MAY I HAVE MY REFUND?!

I think this should answer your question.
From forums.robertsspaceindustries.com
Hey guys!

I believe I can clarify this. We refunded Mr. Smart’s package because he was using Star Citizen as a platform to gain attention as part of a campaign to promote his ‘Line of Defense’ space game. Our ToS (or in this case, the Kickstarter ToS) allows us to refund troubled users who we would rather not have interacting with the community. The process lets us entirely disable their accounts, preventing them from playing the finished game. Think of it as the video game equivalent of a ‘we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone’ sign in a restaurant. We’ve used this ability a limited number of times in the past, always with the aim of improving the community (until today, the most famous example being our old friend jcrg99/Manzes/PonyMillar/he of many other alts.)

I do now want to stress that that is not to say you can get your money back by simply being as obnoxious as possible; we’re also able to ban accounts from the forums without requiring a refund. But sometimes we take a look at a user and decide that they’re so toxic or their intentions are so sinister that we simply don’t want them associated with Star Citizen.

As for refund requests working the other way: per the ToS, we’re not required to offer them. We do try and work with backers who are facing hardships, but the hard truth is that the money is by necessity being spent to develop a game rather than sitting unused somewhere (that being the significant difference with Steam; those refunds are taken out of their games’ profits rather than their development budgets.)

They "reserve the right to refuse service"? In America? Hehehe, there's a bakery in Oregon that can help them understand how well that'll work.

As a matter of fact, that would be the most awesome development in this whole saga!!! Imagine Derek Smart suing CRI for discrimination, because they've refused to serve a black man! Talk about epic drama! God, please make this happen!!!! Rolleyes2 Rolleyes2
 
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