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News Comments > Out of the Blue
117. No subject Mar 15, 2006, 22:32 VoodooV
I find this contempt for science disturbing. Sure, there are a lot of nutjobs out there working 'in the name of science' but it doesn't change the fundamentals of what is good science and how it should be carried out. You can argue all you want, I'll still rather ascribe to the scientific process than accept things out of blind faith.

this is where you misunderstand. I have no contempt for science. I very much lean more towards science than faith As I have already stated, I just don't think its healthy to have one without the other.

I have contempt for those that believe that their understanding of our place in the universe is better or superior to anyone elses. I'm not saying you do. but as you have admitted, there are people like that out there. be they religious or scientific it makes no difference to me. a unethical priest may believe he is 'closer to god' than his followers are. in just the same way an arrogant scientist may believe that their knowledge makes them superior to the rest of us. THAT is what I have contempt for. Its these kinds of people that always seem to get the most press, while the rest of us who are closer to center go unheard.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
116. Re: Southpark Mar 15, 2006, 22:20 VoodooV
I think a lot of people are mistaking faith for dogma. When I talk about faith. I'm simply refering to the belief in something you can't can't prove. yet you know is there. To borrow from the movie Contact I pose this to you: Do you love your parents?....Prove it. there is no equation for that shit.

I am by nature a logical person. but to say everything is science and nothing else. I find something lacking in that.
And to me, blind faith that science has the answers is no different from the blind faith in the idiotic dogma of some religions. It just seems obvious to me that science and faith have more in common that both of them would care to admit.

When I see the pundits on both sides arguing and debating over what should be taught in schools and the like. I don't see people searching for truth. I see people searching for power. Cuz see, we already have a choice in what we believe and how we are taught. if you are secular, you can go to a public school, if you're devoutly religious, you can go to a parochial school. If you don't like either one, you can be homeschooled. The freedom of choice already exists. Once again, why do we seem to be so concerned about what other people believe? These pundits are seeking the power to choose for you, and to say that their opinions on such personal matters are superior to yours. THAT's when I say to heck what they think. What are they going to do...outlaw schools that don't teach beliefs that aren't their own? That treads awful close to Isaac Hayes-ian levels of bigotry and intolerance

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
110. Re: No subject Mar 15, 2006, 16:00 VoodooV
Yes, there are some fundamental assumptions you have to make, but they are not based on blind Faith

there really isn't much difference between 'assumption' and 'faith' if you think about it.

if you're trying to tell someone to solve a problem and you tell them to assume X=3. What if that person asks you, "why is X=3, what do you tell them? you have to just take it on faith that X *IS* 3 you don't prove that X=3, it's just given to you. Faith is also just given to you you don't explain it, it just is. making assumptions is the same thing.

Another way to look at is this. Many people, including myself, believe that there must be intelligent life elswhere beyond our solar system. Prove it. you can't. We take it on faith that there must be something else out there besides us. Sure you could prove that given the probable size of the universe, that its statistically impossible for there to not be other life out there, but statistics is still just a guess...still faith.

I'm not saying one is right and the other is not. I just see the fanatics dancing around each other, fighting over who is right and I just have to ask, what does it accomplish? does it stop you from believing in science if the religious fanatics win...does it stop you from having faith if the scientific fanatics win? dont you think its awfully petty for these people to argue with each other and try and convince each other that they are right and the other is wrong when in the end, its still up to *you* to decide. fuck what the 'scholars' think.

and at the end of the day, does it make a difference? does knowing the meaning of life change the fact that you still have to go to work or school? does it help you do your taxes? I choose to believe there is room for *both* science and spirituality in my life. to eliminate one or the other seems stupid.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
108. No subject Mar 15, 2006, 14:40 VoodooV
I used to be Athiest until I realized that believing that there is no god is really no different than beliving that there is a god. Both beliefs assume that one KNOWS the nature of existence. Its two sides of the same coin. you can argue that god created the universe or you can argue that the big bang did...both makes the assumption that you *KNOW*

science and religion are the same thing, they both try to explain the unexplainable, and both are interpreted by the same flawed humans. one is just a little bit more adaptable and open to change than the other fanatics from both sides claim that their side has all the answers

I am quite content in saying simply that I do not know.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
71. Re: best duel ever? Mar 14, 2006, 18:05 VoodooV
Art of the Saber is pretty good mind you Space Captain,

I don't like the shades on those kids though...just looks lame and too scripted. I think I liked the music in 'best duel ever' better..I liked the way it meshed with the action. Gonna have to watch "Dark City" now

"best duel ever" while it too is obviously choreographed has a slightly more real feel to it though...Maybe I'm just being a Batman Begins whore, but I agree with Ra's Al Ghul, fighting is not a dance. and without the shades, you can see the kids' expressions and emotions better.

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News Comments > Stargate MMORPG Announced
41. No subject Mar 13, 2006, 03:13 VoodooV
SG does need to die hard core.

I used to love SG-1, but its turned into another star trek where the answer for everything is once again, bigger and better technology. Every fucking season is about searching out some secret lost bit of Ancient technology and it just gets old ok? Suspension of disbelief is one thing, but Its getting harder and harder to believe that Earth can go from ignorant of life on other planets, and in 10 short years, be a significant power in TWO galaxies and have more ancient and asgard tech with every episode. Its just getting way too monty hall. They've got a working Ancient warship now for crying out loud...enough is enough. Its getting too ridiculous that Earth has been under attack at least twice, and the world at large is still ignorant of what's going on. They really need to let the Stargate program out of the closet. THAT would be an episode worth watching again.

I think the problem though is that they've become propagandists for the Air Force way too much now. They can't have any dark gritty episodes, cuz they're too busy being a recruitment show for the AF And they can't risk being 'real' or the AF might frown on it and pull support.

Don't get me wrong, I love my Armed Forces, but, I get a little tired of this "everything is perfect and honorable when you're in the military" recruitment spiel.

SG-1 and Atlantis need to end. or radically change

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News Comments > Steam Plans
19. No subject Mar 13, 2006, 02:54 VoodooV
round and round we go.....

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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode One to Stand Alone
46. No subject Mar 3, 2006, 01:38 VoodooV
Homeworld Catyclysm was standalone I think.

I never understood that.. They claim its so you can buy the sequel without having to buy the original...thats fine..but who does that? I can't even conceive of buying an expansion and not buying the original product...or buying the expansion 1st, original 2nd

If I'm even remotely interested in a sequel/expansion. I always start at the beginning.

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News Comments > Morning Q&As
1. Star Trek Legacy Feb 24, 2006, 21:24 VoodooV
ok, so I haven't read the article, just the blurb on the main blues page. I'm reading the part about how hes a trekkie, and it just occurred to me. "so what?" how is him being a fan supposed to convince me they're making a good game? In fact, could it be quite the opposite...could being a fan be a detriment...could he get so caught up in one tiny aspact that he, as a fan, focuses on, while ignoring something that might be critical to good gameplay.

I mean shit, he could care more about making sure the Enterprise isn't travelling to Starbase 112 in the Who'Givss'A'Fuck Sector when any true diehard fan knows that Starbase 112 is actually in the I'Don't'gettalaid Planetary Cluster Region. meanwhile, in the real world, the game sucks ass and is boring.

how does being a fan make a good game? really.

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News Comments > Boll Slams Games Industry (Really!)
77. No subject Feb 20, 2006, 10:20 VoodooV
I'm not denying that Wing Commander did suck..I'm just saying it had the largest potential to not suck of all the video game movies I can recall.

cuz seriously...Tomb Raider? Mario Bros? please..garbage in, garbage out

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News Comments > Boll Slams Games Industry (Really!)
69. No subject Feb 16, 2006, 03:13 VoodooV
I still think the Wing Commander movie had a decent shot at being a first 'good' video game movie. It had such potential..lots of big star names.

but OMG did Roberts screw the pooch on that. Pilgrims, Kilrathi look nothing like cats...I mean WTF?

seriously, all he had to do is stick with what we loved about the games and he would have had a slam dunk. Cuz how often is the creator of the games also the director of the movie. But no..he had to take things in a new direction..argh!

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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 1 Facts
48. Re: No subject Feb 13, 2006, 18:23 VoodooV
I'm not talking about Aftermath...I'm talking about HL2. I'm not going to rehash the previous thread's rant about whether or not episodic content is a good thing for consumers

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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 1 Facts
39. No subject Feb 13, 2006, 17:41 VoodooV
glad I'm not the only one to look at the overview and selling points and scrunch my brow.

so, anyway, I still haven't played HL2 (I still really can't stand Steam, but thats not really stopping me) Exactly when do we see the cost cutting benefits of digital delivery? Last I checked, the price of this game still hasn't gone down significantly.

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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
7. No subject Feb 12, 2006, 22:26 VoodooV
we use McAfee at work...their anti-spyware is a joke..never catches a thing. And their anti-virus breaks a lot of our apps so its a pain to have to install it last..or disable/re-enable...etc

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News Comments > Halo 2 for Windows Vista Planned
102. No subject Feb 9, 2006, 22:50 VoodooV
I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

Halo1 was good, not great. I want to play Halo2, but can't stand console FPSes, nor will this influence me to get Vista any sooner.

grow up MS

though to be fair, this *is* how they killed W95 as a gaming platform. what was it..DX8 was the last version you could install on W95, DX9 would only install on 98SE or higher right? How many of us refused to touch W2K as a gaming platform until they did that?

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. No subject Feb 8, 2006, 23:31 VoodooV
ok I'm a little confused. first we were mad at MS's choice of the 2 SKU approach since it would pretty much guaruntee that no one took advantage of the HD and we all were hateful towards the core package.

now there IS a game that requires the HD and now we're angry at MS yet again cuz we're pissed it screws over the people who bought the core?

I thought we *wanted* to screw over the people who bought the core and we *wanted* the HD to be a requirement so that those who bought the core felt stupid and those of us who bought the premium could give MS the bird for not having just 1 SKU in the first place


what am I missing here or is this generic *grr..M$ is the devil* grumbling.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Command & Conquer: The First Decade
18. No subject Feb 7, 2006, 17:44 VoodooV
Didn't the original C&C cheat with the AI..maybe I'm thinking of another game, but I remember surrounding the enemy AI base once, and they simply never ran out of resources despite me demolishing their harvesters as soon as they left the manufacturing center.

btw, I'm buying this on principle alone...was never a huge fan of RTS games, but more companies need to take the time to update abandonware to run on modern computers....there is a market for it!

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News Comments > James Cameron MMORPG
25. No subject Feb 4, 2006, 20:03 VoodooV
while i'm enthusiastic for the movie. I'm skeptical of any mmog based on a movie.

cuz yeah, James Cameron is obviously the missing element that suddenly makes movie mmog's good *rolls eyes*

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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
6. 360 power brick Jan 29, 2006, 19:28 VoodooV
Damn, that power brick is massive....funny how something like that doesn't make the feature list

brick chucks yo!!!

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: No subject Jan 28, 2006, 23:57 VoodooV
Do you think everyone who donates blood does it out of good will?

its a helluva lot more likely that someone gives blood out of good will than it is that someone gives money out of good will

people tend to want things for money....once blood is out of you, its not really doing you good anymore, so might as well give it to someone who can use it.

But that's right, him putting his own time and money into charitable products -- that's not worthy.

where in the article does it say that he gave his time? he wrote a check dumbass.

As for the rest of your shit -- I'm unsurprised you stooped to those standards. It's par for the course for you. But you can't actually back up your statements with rational arguments, so why not start comparing others to whores?

look who's talking, I've had to correct you and yours 3 times now cuz of your idiotic attempts to put words in my mouth so really are you arguing against what I said..or what you imagined I said? make up your mind.

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