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Nickname afka Rossini
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Signed On Jan 27, 2016, 17:49
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Pai's lies. Aug 15, 2018, 02:48 afka Rossini
 
These people don't even care anymore when they get caught lying.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Aug 11, 2018, 12:01 afka Rossini
 
Lol @Ant. I love the 70's heist music with the waka, waka guitar.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 6, 2018, 23:56 afka Rossini
 
The Trump administrations war on Freedom continues.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Mandaly Bay sues victims... Jul 18, 2018, 13:29 afka Rossini
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 12:31:
Scratch staying at anything related to MGM Resorts for my next vacation.

Jeezus! Imagine surviving a mass shooting at a concert and for your troubles, months later you get a lawsuit in the mail. Not only do you get to re-live that night but now you gotta find the cash to hire a lawyer to respond.

Fuck Mandalay Bay. Fuck MGM. I wonder if the victims and/or their families can counter-sue for additional emotional trauma.

Edited to add:
As a public service, according to their website the following hotel/casinos owned by MGM Resorts...
Aria
Bellagio
MGM Grand
Mandalay Bay
The Mirage
New York-New York
Luxor
Excalibur
Circus Circus
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2018, 00:28 afka Rossini
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 16, 2018, 13:59:
I've finally reached level 50.
Happy Birthday. Hopefully you've just reached middle age.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2018, 17:17 afka Rossini
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2018, 16:41:
Cutter wrote on Jul 6, 2018, 12:39:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 6, 2018, 12:23:
Lions eat 'rhino poachers' on South African game reserve.

That's some serious karma right there, assuming they were actually poachers.

Yeah but...

There has been a rise in poaching in Africa in recent years, to feed growing demand for rhino horn in parts of Asia.

In China, Vietnam and elsewhere, rhino horn is erroneously believed to have medicinal properties, even though it is made from the same material as human fingernails.

More must be done to combat this superstitious stupidity. Animals the world over are endangered because of it.
Supply free v1agr@ to Asia, and you'll save the rhino.
Maybe there's a business for ground fingernail clippings marketed as "I Can't Believe It's Not Rhino!"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Practicing "The Neymar" Jul 6, 2018, 13:16 afka Rossini
 
I've watched it dozen times by now and "The Neymar" just kills me. So true.  
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News Comments > Anarchy Online Turns 17
4. Re: Anarchy Online Turns 17 Jun 27, 2018, 12:52 afka Rossini
 
Frijoles wrote on Jun 27, 2018, 12:07:
Timmeh wrote on Jun 27, 2018, 11:18:
funcom... make AO2...

I remember running in to walls due to horrible lag in AO1's launch. You'd line the camera up with where you wanted to go (aim at a wall so you stop), push forward, then wait 30 seconds for it to catch up. Thought it was a shitty game. But man do I want an AO2. I tried going back to AO1 a year or two ago and just couldn't get past the interface.

I still remember the IGN quote "Rock Solid" proudly displayed on the AO box. I remember Funcom promising that the 'gold' version would be better than beta. Then that cluster**** of a launch happened. I've not been tempted to buy anything from Funcom again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2018, 20:47 afka Rossini
 
Saboth wrote on Jun 26, 2018, 16:00:
Funny, Trump enacts moronic trade tariffs that will cause the cost of Harley Davidson motorcycles to go up thousands of dollars. In response to his terrible decisions, Harley Davidson plans on moving some manufacturing overseas so that they don't go bankrupt, and Trump attacks THEM for it. Meanwhile, crops rot in the fields because Trump is deporting all the seasonal help, and farmers are worried they might go bankrupt because of the Trump Tariffs. Prepare for massive layoffs, pay freezes and for the cost of everything we buy to rise. Republicans should strip him of this tariff power and roll back the Trump Tariffs. No one person should have the power to levy tariffs on the entire economy. That's ridiculous.
I'm not laughing at you. I'm laughing at the idea that Mitch McConnell would have the balls to do anything about it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2018, 20:39 afka Rossini
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 26, 2018, 18:24:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 26, 2018, 18:18:
DangerDog wrote on Jun 26, 2018, 16:37:
afka Rossini wrote on Jun 26, 2018, 14:46:
DangerDog wrote on Jun 26, 2018, 14:09:
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Right, this trade war is just a speed bump. The real threat is automation. And not just for blue collar workers either. Day traders, accountants, investment brokers, lawyers, radiologists, etc are all under threat. Any job with large amounts of analysis and low creativity requirements are candidates to be replaced with AI. Millions will be out of work, replaced by machines. It's already under way, with the results being things like the opiod epidemic and the election of Trump.

I'd say white collar workers are much, much more in danger. Not only is it easier for software to do their job than hardware do much of manufacturing (robots still aren't nearly as nimble as humans, and that hasn't been changing rapidly), but there's more incentive to cut out someone making $250,000 than someone making $45,000.
Sadly this thread seems to have much more thinking about our economic future that what we're getting from leadership. I've yet to hear anyone from Congress or the White House provide a vision of what life will be like 50, 100 or even 20 years from now. Instead their best efforts are to stick their fingers into a dike made up of economic policy from the last century. And their worst efforts are to pander to people who want to turn back the clock.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2018, 14:46 afka Rossini
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 26, 2018, 14:09:
Let's just roll over and let China gobble up all the U.S. tech firms they want to, what could possibly go wrong?

That's a fair point. But why get in a trade war with our allies at the same time? It just doesn't seem to have a lot of thought behind it other than "What will get me the most cheers at my next rally".
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls VI Teaser
4. Re: The Elder Scrolls VI Teaser Jun 11, 2018, 20:42 afka Rossini
 
Rossafur wrote on Jun 11, 2018, 20:07:
Can't get too excited yet, seeing as how Fallout 76 is November this year, Starfield will then probably be November 2019, and this one November 2020. Even though time flies now in my advancing age (and, when you... don't do... anything), I still have the mindset of even 6 months out being too far away to get excited for anything, let alone plan for it, haha.
I'm hoping you're right about November 2020. I was thinking since they made a big deal about Skyrim releasing on 11-11-11 they might play games with YY MM DD being 21-11-12, MM DD YY of 12-11-21, or DD MM YY 12-11-21. In any event November or December of 2021.

Plus the last thing they'll want to do is step on the hype for Starfield with an Elder Scrolls title.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 11, 2018, 19:36 afka Rossini
 
Nice camera work. It almost looks like a video game.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls VI Teaser
1. Re: The Elder Scrolls VI Teaser Jun 11, 2018, 19:26 afka Rossini
 
You think you're excited...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 11, 2018, 14:17 afka Rossini
 
I doubt if anything is going to happen right away. Surely the big nets aren't that stupid. After a while, it will start with just a little toll here and a little slowdown there at the fringes.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 10, 2018, 11:16 afka Rossini
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 9, 2018, 22:51:
DukeFNukem wrote on Jun 9, 2018, 21:42:
afka Rossini wrote on Jun 9, 2018, 18:15:
DukeFNukem wrote on Jun 9, 2018, 17:12:
Oh yeah! This is really good news for Mr. Tact and NKD.

"Hotel Influenza" would be like "FREE" money for both of them. Cuz that shit is all based on science. And we all know how dope science is, right? They've had 63 years now to perfect these "flu" vaccines. It's gotta be nearing perfection now. And since they both have a "very basic understanding" of how these things work, what could go wrong, say, 5, 10, or 15 years down the road? Nothing. I'd actually be very disappointed if they don't take full advantage of this opportunity.

If vaccines lead us to the same pots of gold that we found at the end of the anti-biotics and pesticides era's, it's not going to end well. But we'll cross that bridge when we get to it, right. Why worry about it today?
I am beyond baffled by this type of thinking.

What part baffles you? Antibiotic resistance in humans? Super weed resistance in pesticides? Incubation period of CJD being as long as 11-12 years before you even have a clue that you have the disease from eating contaminated meat or getting it through a needle somewhere along life's long journey? Please, explain what part baffles you exactly.

Here I'll help your mind become unbaffled by providing you your first link into understanding just a bit about where antibiotics and pesticides have taken us.

Super Weeds

Prepare thine self to be unbaffled, oh baffled one. Click with courage and educate thy self.

Then you should attack the way we use antibiotics and pesticides, not the chemicals themselves. Improper usage of these things is what cause superbugs and superweeds.

BTW Duke, if you eat meat, you're contributing to the problem of both superbugs and superweeds. Just sayin'


What jdreyer said and this...

I'm very glad that, for generations now, no-one in my family has gotten polio, the measles, etc. because we get our shots. I'm glad that I don't have to get the flu every year like I used to. And I'm also glad that I'm not going to spread any of those things to others. So when I say I'm baffled, I truly do not understand why anyone would risk not only themselves and their children but society as a whole by not getting vaccinated. And by not supporting efforts to improve them.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 9, 2018, 18:15 afka Rossini
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jun 9, 2018, 17:12:
Oh yeah! This is really good news for Mr. Tact and NKD.

"Hotel Influenza" would be like "FREE" money for both of them. Cuz that shit is all based on science. And we all know how dope science is, right? They've had 63 years now to perfect these "flu" vaccines. It's gotta be nearing perfection now. And since they both have a "very basic understanding" of how these things work, what could go wrong, say, 5, 10, or 15 years down the road? Nothing. I'd actually be very disappointed if they don't take full advantage of this opportunity.

If vaccines lead us to the same pots of gold that we found at the end of the anti-biotics and pesticides era's, it's not going to end well. But we'll cross that bridge when we get to it, right. Why worry about it today?
I am beyond baffled by this type of thinking.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: All eyes on Canada Jun 8, 2018, 14:01 afka Rossini
 
Creston wrote on Jun 8, 2018, 13:31:
Errr, you guys may want to call the Netherlands. I know, I know, it's over there in Europe, and who knows anything about freaking Europe?!

Canada's really not the first country to have legal marijuana. Now, G7 country, then yes, but the title says G7, and then the article says G20. I'm pretty sure NL is in the G20.

*Decides to look it up* Oh look, I guess the whole EU is in the G20.
(Also, why on God's green earth is ITALY in the freaking G7???)


Italy is the 7th largest country in the world by GDP. And I'm not sure if that includes the Mafia.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2018, 13:59 afka Rossini
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 8, 2018, 13:20:
afka Rossini wrote on Jun 8, 2018, 13:06:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 8, 2018, 12:32:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 8, 2018, 12:22:
Speaking of suicide:

Suicide rates are up 30 percent since 1999, CDC says.

That's crazy. That should constitute a major health crisis right there. I'd be interested to know the causes. I wonder if our increasing social isolation is partly to blame.
Once again drugs and alcohol share some of the blame, 28% had substance abuse issues.
And we can always thank the 2nd Amendment, nearly half of all suicides were caused by firearms.

While I am for gun control legislation to curtail if not eliminate assault style weapons, I think blaming the 2nd Amendment for suicides goes too far. If guns were completely off the table would we then blame razor blades or rope or sleeping pills?

Vast difference between those items with other household uses that many who are consisering suicide may not follow through with given the risks/pain involved, compared to the 'easy-out' button of a trigger pull.
I get what you're saying, but I think if someone is determined to go, they'll find a way. I've always thought if I had really painful terminal cancer, I'd do the sleeping pill/drug route. Besides, my better half would kill me if I got brains and blood all over the carpeting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2018, 13:06 afka Rossini
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 8, 2018, 12:32:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 8, 2018, 12:22:
Speaking of suicide:

Suicide rates are up 30 percent since 1999, CDC says.

That's crazy. That should constitute a major health crisis right there. I'd be interested to know the causes. I wonder if our increasing social isolation is partly to blame.
Once again drugs and alcohol share some of the blame, 28% had substance abuse issues.
And we can always thank the 2nd Amendment, nearly half of all suicides were caused by firearms.

While I am for gun control legislation to curtail if not eliminate assault style weapons, I think blaming the 2nd Amendment for suicides goes too far. If guns were completely off the table would we then blame razor blades or rope or sleeping pills?
 
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