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Nickname ZeroPike1
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Description 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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Signed On Jul 2, 2015, 14:02
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 22, 2017, 14:48 ZeroPike1
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 13:59:
Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison.

And yet people convicted of manslaughter routinely get half that.

Human life is getting cheaper by the day. But if you get your tractor fixed with third party parts, or hack into digital systems your life is over.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
42. Re: Into the Black Apr 12, 2017, 04:06 ZeroPike1
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 19:07:
At the risk of injecting civility into the discussion (because it looks some are foaming at the mouth; looking at you Agent-Zero). I think we're talking past each other. It would be good to establish some facts so that going forward we can at least discuss this on about the same level. Here's my response:

Did the Airline do the moral thing? [ ] Yes [ X ] No [ ] Maybe

Do U.S. Citizens have civil rights on a plane? [ ] Yes [ X ] No [ ] Maybe

Do U.S. Citizens have consumer rights on a plane? [ X ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Maybe

When U.S. Citizens purchase airline tickets, do they enter into a private agreement with the carrier? [ X ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Maybe

Does the airline have the ability to revoke or modify a ticket for any reason? [ X ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Maybe (A person entering into a business transaction with each carrier follows a contract. For United Airlines they have 30 rules)

Can the police request and then remove by force any non-compliant person? [ X ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Maybe

Do you live in a shitty country then? [X]Yes [X] Yes [X] Yes

Bearing in mind I'm super pro-consumer rights... Yeah you come across looking like the worst thing in the world to me.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
36. Re: Into the Black Apr 11, 2017, 11:21 ZeroPike1
 
I'm still impressed that United has public defenders. Have you flown on United?

Have you sat in seats in which if the plane were to catch fire you are certainly dead as there is no spare room to move? To even get out of the plane in a timely fashion?

Have you sat there and had dirty came with the seat headphones plugged into a broken sound jack that you had to manually hold in to hear the movies sound?

Have you ever had to deal with United customer service giving you only some stupid excuse instead of your money back? "well its our money now so we will give you a minor coupon for something later"

You go to probably any other country aside from outright authoritarian ones, this kind of thing would result in people being fired. In the US though they are being patted on the backs for this whole stunt. Man the US has really fallen hasn't it? Just not a single pro-consumer left to be found.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
20. Re: Into the Black Apr 10, 2017, 23:51 ZeroPike1
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 23:36:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 22:49:
Kxmode, if you are not being sarcastic; no, you still have civil rights on board an airplane. The rule of law is not suspended because it's a 'private business.' Assault is still assault.

Emotion and not logic are driving the majority reaction to this situation. People forget that there are no civil rights when you're dealing with a business transaction, just like there are no civil rights when you order a Big Mac from McDonald's. The airlines, while under the jurisdiction of the TSA, FAA, and NTSB, are private businesses. Please don't confuse public civil rights with private companies. Also, resisting the orders of a police officer can result in a felony or misdemeanor depending on the state. It is no less different than a person resisting arrest. Being seated on an airplane is completely irrelevant.

OK fair enough, if you buy a pizza at a grocery store and get told to leave the store for no reason but you were randomly selected to get tossed. Then you would not complain if they smash your head into something while they drag you out by force? You better NOT complain, because you are justifying there actions and saying its somehow ok.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2017, 12:59 ZeroPike1
 
From an outside the US perspective the fact you let Corporations decide whats best for you at all times including you own privacy is so laughable.

If it takes states to set up rules then so be it. That is the power Conservatives always drool over. So why not start using it against them sometimes...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2017, 12:55 ZeroPike1
 
This one man, is the epitome of exactly how the government should not interact with the American Internet market.

Roll back rules, roll back competition. Trust companies to keep your best interests at heart at all times... Whatever Ajit Pai is smoking keep it far away from everything else.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Mar 25, 2017, 16:04 ZeroPike1
 
I was dodging this tax a long time ago. Never reported anything I bought online. When I made a big purchase over $900 I went to see how to actually file to pay it. They wanted receipts, and then I had to do my own math on what I owed and had to file 2 extra forms. I made less then $20K a year so I just said screw it and never filed.

They put an automatic system in on the company side for that crap I'm ok with it. I wanna pay my taxes, but when its so complex and stupid? I will not bother if I know I can get away with it. Hell as the article mentions most people do not even realize its there to begin with. So Ignorance is bliss.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Mar 19, 2017, 16:00 ZeroPike1
 
Libertarian in a game, sure that kinda goes hand in hand with the idea of the game. To an extent I suppose.

But when you apply what I in a video game to real life that is where my support of the ideals stop. Libertarians are selfishness incarnate. Borderline pirates with out outright killing people on the street. Unless of course you bring up Libertarian paradises like Somalia...

Does my Liberal political choices change based on a Libertarian game style? God no... I'm not stupid. geez.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin
29. Re: Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin Jan 6, 2017, 07:47 ZeroPike1
 
Slick wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 06:07:
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 05:49:
Getting Mass Effect 2 for free awesome. Convincing the old hold outs that Origin is not equal to selling your PC's soul to the advertising devil? A much harder battle.

Not to mention Origin is alot less useful as Steam, as it is only an EA platform. Annoying? yes. Dumb yes? No different then Steam ultimately. And more useful then Ubi's launcher as EA has a wider range of games.

And the DLC, only a couple are worth anything, the rest is generally useless trash.

define "useful".

Between Steam and Origin, they both have a built-in browser (who the fuck cares), they both can stream directly to popular streaming services (any real streamer will be using OBS or xsplit), and an integrated VOIP service (any gamer worth their salt is using discord).

The only thing I can think of is that the steam product pages link to their own forums "discussions" that's actually useful. But that's about it. I don't think it warrants the larger memory footprint, but in all honesty, who the fuck ares about that anyways, we're talking the difference of like 100 to 150 megs of ram. I'm pretty sure this one tab of BluesNews in chrome is taking up about that much.

It's just a storefront. You get BigMacs from the McDonalds store, not from Burger King. Just like you buy EA games from Origin, not Steam. This isn't revolutionary thinking. Just because Steam is the WalMart of the online game stores, doesn't mean that every developer should publish their games in WalMart cause you're too lazy to "walk" (read: click a different icon) to a different store in the mall.

I suppose its objective. Based on a person's Library location. Sitting on 300+ games on steam and sitting in some community pages, friends lists. Origins' I have my EA games and Steam friends' extensions. And my Ubi launcher I have Ubi games, and have not ran it in 6+ months and forgot my password.

So I see more use out of Steam then I would the others.

There is no logical reason to stay away from Origin. If you grab a deal and its cheaper through Origin. Grab it.

Of course bringing logic to some knuckleheads is like trying to get a flower to check your taxes. Why bother.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin
28. Re: Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin Jan 6, 2017, 07:39 ZeroPike1
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 06:04:
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 05:49:
Not to mention Origin is alot less useful as Steam, as it is only an EA platform. Annoying? yes. Dumb yes?

What's dumb and annoying is when people keep spreading these lies. Origin has a lot of games from many different publishers.

Ohh yeah found them after scrolling through every EA title on the market until I found where they had buried them at the bottom of the store. Which was dumb and annoying to scroll through. So thank god people like you are scrolling to the bottom of lists that nobody else bothers too.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin
24. Re: Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin Jan 6, 2017, 05:49 ZeroPike1
 
Getting Mass Effect 2 for free awesome. Convincing the old hold outs that Origin is not equal to selling your PC's soul to the advertising devil? A much harder battle.

Not to mention Origin is alot less useful as Steam, as it is only an EA platform. Annoying? yes. Dumb yes? No different then Steam ultimately. And more useful then Ubi's launcher as EA has a wider range of games.

And the DLC, only a couple are worth anything, the rest is generally useless trash.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
26. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 13:17 ZeroPike1
 
This idea relies on a stable, relatively good speed internet connection in order to toss game data to your device of choice.

I have lived off Time Warner cable internet enough to know that when my connection always reset itself every hour. This idea would make me royally upset.

As Cutter mentioned Data usage is also a problem. What happens when you blow past a cap. And with how slow US internet speeds can be this whole program is a joke.

If ATi would manage to produce a good card I would happily dump this brand of card for it. Not happy with NVIDIA anymore at all.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
14. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 4, 2017, 03:46 ZeroPike1
 
Creston wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 13:00:
WebSoldier wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 12:52:
Trump will make coal cheap again without all the Obama regulations

Barring the fact that Trump has no power to "make coal cheap again", I agree that he can undo some/most of the EPA regulations against coal. Yay? Apparently some people don't like clean air?

Look, I understand that for the people who work in the coal industry, who have worked in it their whole lives, and who are third/fourth generation coal miners, the whole "coal must die" movement is fucking bullshit. Being told by people in other parts of the country that you are no longer allowed to work or support your family is ridiculous.

On the flipside, coal is fucking TERRIBLE for the environment. Gradually phasing it out for better and cleaner methods of generating power is good for everyone, including the self-same children of said coal miners.


I will concur with your assessment of solar. It's fine when it works, but it's terribly finicky equipment, and the odds of it actually lasting 10 years until you make your money back is pretty low. I talked with a supplier here in Oklahoma, and he gave me the whole "you'll make it back in ten years easy! We get so much sun!" spiel. And then I asked him about the terrible hail storms we get here, and how much damage I could expect on my panels, and whether that was covered. No, that's not covered. And the amount of damage "Oh, not much. Maybe a panel here or there will break."

Uh-huh. We get hail storms that ruin people's roofs, and it won't do much damage to a solar installation? My ass.


ZeroPike1 wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 04:15:
Who are still mining coal in Kentucky or whatever backwoods, hickville, one working toilet town somewhere.

Let's hope they never come for YOUR job that puts food on the table for YOUR family, hmm? Btw, the coal industry has massively more people working in it than 3000, and it's all in areas where there's literally nothing else available. Visit West Virginia sometime. It's real easy for you to say that everybody there should just... I dunno, starve?


You answered your own question, This is a dirty industry and proven fact its ruining the planet. This can be looked at like the anti whaling laws of old times. The industry is done, its time to move on. You cannot keep hunting whales cause pappa Joe needs a job making whale oil lamps. Its fucking stupid.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Jan 3, 2017, 04:21 ZeroPike1
 
Wonder how they found the footage and thought it was good for the segment? Somebody who liked Fallout? somebody who watched somebody hacking in Fallout?

Or did they just Google search YouTube and look for any acceptable animation/graphic for hacking that looks semi Generic? I Think that is more likely.

If the US goes to war with China will they steal more footage and graphics and sound bites from Fallout as well? haha
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 3, 2017, 04:15 ZeroPike1
 
Its ok, they will get there own version of Trump who will build a wall and keep the Robots out and away from taking jobs. Duh! Make Japan Great again!

And Coal is done, its been done. The only people still supporting coal on a business level scale are the idiots who want to champion the 3000 or so workers. Who are still mining coal in Kentucky or whatever backwoods, hickville, one working toilet town somewhere.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 3, 2017, 04:06 ZeroPike1
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 14:04:
Last October, one of Trump’s FCC transition team members, former Sprint regulatory policy manager Mark Jamison, wrote an essay arguing that the FCC should be stripped of almost its authority other than managing radio spectrum licenses. “Most of the original motivations for having an FCC have gone away,” Jamison wrote. “Telecommunications network providers and ISPs are rarely, if ever, monopolies. If there are instances where there are monopolies, it would seem overkill to have an entire federal agency dedicated to ex ante regulation of their services.”

Why does media never call these guys on their bullshit? So he either honestly believes this in which case he's woefully incompetent or he's lying through his teeth and he knows it. They should be hounding people who do this and saying 'Put up or shut up.' Let's see the evidence of that because we have fucking heaps of evidence that it's precisely the opposite of your claim and you fucking know it, you fucking souless money-grubbing shill.


Cause people do not care even when they did/do cover it. I was reading about that over at Ars' back when they were talking about what Trump would do to the FCC after he was elected. This election cycle showed people do not care. Post Factual world, including Internet access. They do not care, they just fed into the lies and think life will be super and everyone will get raises and two cars in the driveway and all that stupid American Optimism Bullshit will come true.

They do not want to hear that its impossible or being actively destroyed. They voted for an empty promises man. He will of course handle all things well cause he is white and old and runs a business. Otherwise they do not care and they do not want to hear or believe anything else.

What did the conservatives used to say about Liberals like me, we would drink the Kool-aid? Well boy how they not only drank the Kool-aid this round they went and made themselves another batch to keep drinking.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 10, 2016, 14:56 ZeroPike1
 
Millions of Illegals voted with no actual proof. He says yes and thinks it 100%?

Intelligence agencies have report's saying Russia was up to something at the very least.. Ohh wait a min that is just a lie?

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 24, 2016, 13:15 ZeroPike1
 
That has been the trick. Leaving it to the states is not working. As National ISP's buy up whatever state level lawmaker's they can.

Hence the state level restrictions on Muni's.

So people rely on the Government to step in and try to support competition. And under a freaking Democratic President, and a Democratic FCC. They could barely get anywhere.

And some of you think the Red side is going to fix this stuff? You do live in the same world the rest of us do right? You are seeing the same stuff? Why in the world would they open up ISP's on the state level? There is no incentive, they get more funding from Monopolies to there campaigns more then any startup ISP ever can.

Whatever you are smoking to think free market makes life better, pass it around so the rest of us can be as oblivious as you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
34. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 24, 2016, 09:30 ZeroPike1
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 03:30:
since they can take home dollars and they're worth 10x as much back home.

Not so much anymore. Certain currancy's, yeah 100%, but certainly not all. But I get your point.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
17. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 13, 2016, 01:41 ZeroPike1
 
Well Hillary was just a bi-product for us. Hillary would be keeping people like Tom Wheeler in office. Keeping smart people in the right places for science funding, health care, and so on.

Hillary Herself, was by far not exactly what we wanted. But the administration even if possibly crony's would be far safer bet then what Trump has done for his Cabinet.

Like Pence, and bloody Rudy Guiliani... Rudy? F-that guy, he lost his marbles when 9/11 happened. And now last I read Trump wants him in some actual Government position again. Fuck me.

TPP last I was aware Hillary was against as well. Might still be on the table now? sure. But with NAFTA gone, Jobs do not magically appear. As mentioned before, here, China is lol'ing around it with all of the tricks they can use. How Trump will replace or whatever new deals if at all come from a Post NAFTA. Both Mexico and Canada can expect a shake-up. For better or worse.
 
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