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had an account here, named Zerocougar. My avatar was a creeper face with an N7 logo. Since I cannot really recover it I made a new one.
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Re: Morning Multiplex
Nov 5, 2021, 11:07
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Re: Morning Multiplex Nov 5, 2021, 11:07
Nov 5, 2021, 11:07
 
Der Anfang, translates to, The Beginning, not that anybody really gives a hoot.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Oct 20, 2021, 10:20
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 20, 2021, 10:20
Oct 20, 2021, 10:20
 
Just get the shot. Just F'in get the shot. Help out yourself, help out your neighbor, your country, whatever dumb ass excuse you need to convince yourself. Get the shot and be done with it. The Anti-vaxx shitheads are looking like proper fools the more they keep it up.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Oct 14, 2021, 02:20
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 14, 2021, 02:20
Oct 14, 2021, 02:20
 
Right to repair should be a completely normal, legal thing to do. That fact that some how it is illegal is mind boggling.

In a way having "company certified repair technicians" using only "certified parts and training" sounds great. On paper at least.

In reality it means you have to bring the product to some shady looking strip mall store front halfway across the state and hope everything works out well. And the people you find working there look like they never even heard of the company the product is from. They just take your paperwork and product and tell you to leave.
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Re: Riders Republic Free Play Day Next Week
Oct 9, 2021, 09:27
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Re: Riders Republic Free Play Day Next Week Oct 9, 2021, 09:27
Oct 9, 2021, 09:27
 
I do not get who this game is targeted to. Actual people who do these sort of sports in real life anyhow? Fans of these sports being all mish-mashed into a single game? I don't know I just do not see the appeal.

And its an Ubisoft game, so no thanks anyhow.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Oct 6, 2021, 13:55
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Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 6, 2021, 13:55
Oct 6, 2021, 13:55
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 6, 2021, 13:38:
Watch a single far right video, like Jordan Peterson, or even something more mundane, like Joe Rogan, and your YouTube algorithm will briefly become overrun with videos telling you how evil women and Joe Biden are. Video is the worst format to use emotion to weaponize fear into anger without giving someone time to go "wait, is that really true" or "hmm, I need to see a source for that other than a guy splashing spittle everywhere."

I don't know how you fix this overall problem. A huge chunk of the United States is people that never lived more than 50 miles from their hometown, never had a significant interaction with someone of another race or religion, and are terrified of what most of those people are like. You'd love a social network to give them those interactions, but instead they see things that confirm those biases/fears and make them feel justified in hate. It's not a Facebook issue alone, though Facebook is the leading cause and too greedy to even attempt to stop it. It's overall people being fearful of others, fearful of being stuck in the past, and desperately looking to combat it by willfully believing bad information.

Your not wrong. I filter out most of the... lets call them, unwanted video suggestions. But somehow more keep sneaking in if you keep scrolling to find new suggestions. I right click the little dots and tell it not to suggest that channel. Cleaned up the feed for a long while.

And I can a-test to the 50 miles thing. Having lived 32 years and only traveling away from my home town 3 times for day long trips. I was ready to not leave my small town, I was ready to grow old and die there. Having chosen to immigrate to another country at that age to have better prospects for living... 6 years away from home has a way of putting all those home town ideals in perspective. My family have also chosen not to leave the town, nor even visit me. As some even think the place I live in now uses horse drawn wagons and dirt roads. Due to being ignorant and having only vague stereotypes from movies to draw on. That's fine though, I'll enjoy my free modern healthcare, 35days of paid vacation a year and 500mBit Municipal broadband for about $50 a month with data caps being illegal.

Point being I agree with the sentiment. Its really a symptom of the Facebook itself. But also the people who use it and keep going down the rabbit hole of not trusting others.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Sep 29, 2021, 13:30
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 29, 2021, 13:30
Sep 29, 2021, 13:30
 
Time to unmask some fascists and racists with this leek.

What I like about my political ideology is I don't have to hide myself from government/public scrutiny. As my leanings do not actually involving harming other people!
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Sep 29, 2021, 13:27
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 29, 2021, 13:27
Sep 29, 2021, 13:27
 
I remember his segments on 20/20 back in the day. When Stossel came on to do a segment, he would get to the bottom of the topic. Unfortunately he got the bottom of my respect list quicker then his old segments ever ran. Post 2000's
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Sep 3, 2021, 12:22
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Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 3, 2021, 12:22
Sep 3, 2021, 12:22
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 2, 2021, 16:02:
ZeroPike1 wrote on Sep 2, 2021, 14:59:
The naysayer's are all those asshat's who still pay with crap by writing paper checks out. geez, move on. seriously.
Hey, hey -- watch it now. Nothing asshat-ish about paying your bills with checks. Old man-ish, okay. But it doesn't make me an ass.

I just find it asshat'ish. Ever get stuck behind a check writer in a store? Gotdam that is some annoying crap waiting for them to fumble out the book, ask for a pen, and then write all the info in. Also I was one of the first in my workplace to switch to direct deposit for my salary so no waiting around to get the paper version. I also paid my entire 3 year car lease via the website with direct banking transfers. And having moved to Europe where paper checks are not even allowed. Everything is so much better with just a Chip and Pin bank card. I brought my old check book with me, so I can still remind myself of outdated useless banking tech.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Sep 2, 2021, 14:59
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Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 2, 2021, 14:59
Sep 2, 2021, 14:59
 
The naysayer's are all those asshat's who still pay with crap by writing paper checks out. geez, move on. seriously.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Aug 26, 2021, 13:35
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 26, 2021, 13:35
Aug 26, 2021, 13:35
 
How's that whole leaving the EU doing? Rolling back your privacy protections in favor of promoting business first, consumer second.

That, and US insurance companies circling the UK health care market looking to turn it into the shit show that is US health care. Brexit dumb asses can eat the soup they crapped in as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Call of Duty: Warzone Hardware Bans?
Aug 24, 2021, 11:31
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Re: Call of Duty: Warzone Hardware Bans? Aug 24, 2021, 11:31
Aug 24, 2021, 11:31
 
Ahh Hardware banning... There may be hope to enjoy online competitive gaming again for me then. As long as its applied to Multiplayer only games and settings.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 21, 2021, 08:41
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 21, 2021, 08:41
Aug 21, 2021, 08:41
 
Amazon privacy aside. Working for them in a Retail setting has got to be extra shitty. If the way they push their people at a "Fulfillment Center" is how they intend to push their Retail workers as well the turnover will be massive. The employees faces will change monthly, and when you need to ask a question about a product you will be lucky to even get an "I don't know" for an answer even.

F. Retail btw. I'm hyper biased on that topic.
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Re: No Man's Island Demo
Aug 16, 2021, 09:48
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Re: No Man's Island Demo Aug 16, 2021, 09:48
Aug 16, 2021, 09:48
 
Aside from the top down perspective, this game seems to provide nothing different compared to any currently released Survival game.

Color me not impressed, sorry. Make something stand out in your survival game, make something unique. This is just... "blegh"
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Re: Ethics and Epidemics. November 9, 2006
Aug 15, 2021, 01:01
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Re: Ethics and Epidemics. November 9, 2006 Aug 15, 2021, 01:01
Aug 15, 2021, 01:01
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 14, 2021, 17:12:
Finally, I would like to comment on the practical implication of the above appraisal of arguments. Given the difficulties of ethically defending and sensibly implementing mandatory vaccination, it would be best to avoid mandatory vaccination and achieve its goals by voluntary participation. An essential step in this direction is to initiate thorough discussions among health care professionals about an influenza pandemic in general and about the ethical aspects of vaccination and other personal measures that could minimize the impact of the pandemic. Hopefully, suppose we have enough time before the pandemic arrives. In that case, this effort can lead to the development of such a high level of moral commitment of health professionals to the response measures that mandatory vaccination will be found unnecessary.

Your highlighting a major problem with this whole post/report/link. It clearly says "enough time before the pandemic arrives" The time for that line of thinking is WAYY over already. We are past the "hmm let's have a dialog about this" Its time to go forceful.

I would suggest a bribe more then force. Pay people for it. $100 if you get or have gotten a shot. Children and medical workers are double or something. Sweeten the deal and appealing to there wallets might pan out better.

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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Aug 15, 2021, 00:45
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 15, 2021, 00:45
Aug 15, 2021, 00:45
 
Norton, needs to be purged from the internet, same with Mcaffee software, and all the other old school anti-virus/utility software turned ineffective bloatware, turned into its own virus software.

Hate this trash
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Re: Toy Soldiers HD Next Month
Aug 13, 2021, 12:21
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Re: Toy Soldiers HD Next Month Aug 13, 2021, 12:21
Aug 13, 2021, 12:21
 
I have the original, bought it when it came out in 2010. And I have completed it. The "take control" of a unit thing they are proud of is an ok gimmick. But its merely a gimmick. On one of the last harder maps, it becomes required to control a repugnant WW1 looking tank around the battlefield capturing zones to more your building locations forward into enemy lines. Sounds way cooler when I type it then to actually play it.

Also end game unlocks a 50's Scifi motif, bit meh.
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Re: Get Rebel Galaxy for Free
Aug 13, 2021, 12:15
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Re: Get Rebel Galaxy for Free Aug 13, 2021, 12:15
Aug 13, 2021, 12:15
 
I have it as well, on Steam anyhow. Since I'm terrible at dog fights in space, or even in general. I prefer to sit in a Capital ship and plink away at enemies. This game kinda does that for me.

Grindy as hell though. And yeah the world is kinda boring. For free its definitely worth the couple clicks to own it and play it sometime.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 12, 2021, 11:54
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 12, 2021, 11:54
Aug 12, 2021, 11:54
 
NKD wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 23:26:
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 15:39:
I find it hilarious that Youtube suspended Rand Paul for his comment about masks. There have been several studies that show those silly cloth masks people wear do very little in preventing the covid virus. Since I was vaccinated I just avoid anyplace that requires them. So silly.

You will of course provide links to these studies?

No, No they don't. They will One and Done, post in this thread and never come back. They know they lack any backup and any actual facts to share.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 12, 2021, 11:51
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 12, 2021, 11:51
Aug 12, 2021, 11:51
 
Mask's suck. They suck bad. Having to wear the damned thing 9 hours a day at work with few breaks of fresh air outside to help out.

I hate them. But I wear one to do my part.

I hate people who cannot wear them, wear them properly, or flat out refuse them, more then I hate wearing the things.

If more people just wore the F'in masks to begin with and kept to it, maybe this damned thing would have been over by now. But no, F'ers gotta have their freedumbs. F Rand Paul too Officially a full time dumbass.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Aug 12, 2021, 11:43
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 12, 2021, 11:43
Aug 12, 2021, 11:43
 
Its the Star trek holodeck problem, just in a really early form. Your not going to be able to stop somebody from taking a photo/video and changing said video to have them nude or otherwise in a scandalous position.

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