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Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 10, 2017, 12:10 Wowbagger_TIP
 
That fish tower is pretty neat. I kinda want one now. But need fish. And a pond. And motivation.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 9, 2017, 18:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
nin wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 18:05:
Bodolza wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 17:48:
Steazy wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 16:57:
I'm more surprised that Twitter would suspend Shkreli for targeted harassment of a reporter but completely ignore @theRealOrangeOrangutan .

What's @theRealOrangeOrangutan? Twitter and Google don't show any results.

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I didn't get it either. Still don't. Guess I'm not keeping up with the Twitterverse.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
36. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 5, 2017, 02:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 16:11:
descender wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 16:00:
oh, those same intelligence experts that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction? Those experts?

Have you ever actually bothered to read that report? They didn't say he had weapons, they said he was trying to obtain them.

Please, don't let facts get in the way of your lifetime of accumulated stupidity.

Yeah, and Colin Powell never went before the UN with make-believe pictures of semi truck trailers being used to manufacture chemical weapons. That sure was some intelligence expert reporting everyone could get behind right?

Or how about that time during the first gulf war when they propped up that #fakenews story about babies being thrown out of incubators?

Those were good times, back before bullshit stories couldn't be exposed and they had control over people through an endless barrage of propaganda through corporate lame-stream media.

Hillary didn't win so it must be Russian hackers! No assholes, she lost because people voted for Trump.


Jesus fuck, dude. The Bush administration lied their asses off about what the intelligence community was telling them because they wanted to start a(nother) war.

The intelligence agencies didn't say he had WMDs. You're just fucking ignorant.

The same assholes complaining about Obama being weak on Russia were attacking Hillary saying she wanted to start a war. It was all political bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
17. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 5, 2017, 00:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
descender wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 11:03:
Coal is necessary for awhile longer, solar is still not viable yet.

They also can't wish their shitty coal jobs back into existence just because they refuse to "move on". When push comes to shove... those jobs simply aren't coming back. We didn't lose hundreds of thousands of coal jobs because coal is dirty, we lost them because they got automated.

Just like manufacturing jobs and truck driving, mining is no longer a viable career path. Does it suck to hear that? Yeah, well... reality sucks sometimes.

They're not coming back because coal is too dirty and hazardous to our health, and we don't want to keep burning it. More than that, though, natural gas is cheaper, cleaner, and easier to transport, so it will certainly win out over coal.

Sucks that the jobs are going away. Yes, we should help people that need help because they can't find jobs. Unfortunately the same people that vote for Trump, almost inevitably oppose any kind of help for anyone (who isn't at least a millionaire), so they end up screwing themselves too.
 
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News Comments > Heavy Gear Assault Early Access
12. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 29, 2016, 23:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 21:17:
Steazy wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 19:15:
Why does everyone have to make their Mech games so terrible?

that new Battletech game looks bad ass... i thought it was gonna be RTS like mech commander, but its full on TBS and has all the rules like the pen and paper version

This is the only mech game I'm interested in right now. I backed the Kickstarter since I was confident they could deliver. They kept the scope of the game pretty reasonable and they delivered on their previous efforts with the Shadowrun games. Looks great from what I've seen of the alpha versions.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Game Plus Mode Monday; Beta Available
2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 14, 2016, 22:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I held off on this due to the issues people were having. Is that still a thing? How are the controls? I was hearing some grumbling about controls being wonky too.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
46. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 13, 2016, 01:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 13:43:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 17:43:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 15:40:
PewDiePie works 50-60 hours per week. I've done video editing, and it takes a lot of time. I'm not saying it isn't an easy life, but it is a full time job for these top earners.

A lot of people work 50-60 hours per week for a minuscule fraction of what he makes. Can't really feel his pain.

Nor should you. I think someone mentioned that these guys make millions working 2 hours a week, but I wanted to push back on that. My son has a couple of favorite youtubers he watches, and with all the editing, added effects, etc. you can tell that a lot of work goes into each video. These guys are a one-person TV production studio as well as being the "star." And while a few make thousands or millions, most don't have that audience and are lucky to make a few bucks for their efforts.

Yeah, no doubt that it's hard work and even harder to get to a level where you start making serious money. I can respect that effort.

Complaining that you're not making enough when you're making millions, and more than practically everyone else? That's just ridiculous. A guy making as much as Pewdiepie does could easily hire an entire production crew and still be making wildly ridiculous amounts of money for doing a fraction of the work.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
57. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 13, 2016, 00:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 11:37:
Verno wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 10:07:

It's disconcerting that fake news fools people so easily these days, people don't even bother to second source something most of the time or better yet look at the quality of the source itself.

It's funny you guys rarely ever complained about "fake news" before Trump won. Even funnier is how you same babbling keyboard warriors once called anyone who was critical of the news (except Fox, of course because they've always been "fake") as tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists. No no no keep deflecting. Hopefully before you die of old age you'll realize all news is fake. The "truth" is whatever you want it to be. They are telling whatever story sells best. Pizzagate, global warming, pussy grabbing bullshit.

I can't even tell what this is. Troll? Delusion? Solipsism?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
47. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 12, 2016, 01:01 Wowbagger_TIP
 
saluk wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 00:39:
But as we live in a post-factual era, we also live in a post argument era. Those rules don't apply anymore. I don't know what the rules are, but they aren't the ones anyone who is educated has learned. It's more like, shout louder and more often, and you win. It makes a certain kind of sense really. You don't have to win the argument - you just have to make the other guy shut up or talk about what he wants to talk about instead of what you do.

Basically you do what Trump does. Keep the bullshit coming so fast that nobody can keep up. Say things like "people are saying" or "a lot of my black friends tell me", because nobody can validate that kind of stuff. Just keep saying what you want the truth to be, and then keep changing the subject so they can never pin you down on anything.

It worked throughout his entire campaign. It was both amazing and terrifying that it worked.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 11, 2016, 23:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dirwulf wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 18:30:
Shadow Tactics has a demo...

Oh wow. I don't even think to look for demos anymore
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
45. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 11, 2016, 23:24 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Capella wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 21:18:
Just curious if I am the only one who wondered why the Dems emails were hacked and not the other side?

There's some talk that they both were hacked, but only the Dems emails were leaked. I don't think there's actual hard evidence of it yet though. I'd be surprised if they both didn't get hacked, since the info would be useful whether it's released or not.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 11, 2016, 17:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Shadow Tactics looks pretty interesting. Anyone played it?  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
34. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 11, 2016, 17:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 15:40:
PewDiePie works 50-60 hours per week. I've done video editing, and it takes a lot of time. I'm not saying it isn't an easy life, but it is a full time job for these top earners.

A lot of people work 50-60 hours per week for a minuscule fraction of what he makes. Can't really feel his pain.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Patch and Event
7. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 11, 2016, 14:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I guess I need to read some reviews of this one. I never played the first one. It sounded rather boring. Not sure if they improved enough to be worth it.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 9, 2016, 22:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
His letter is extremely vague about what happened, and there's basically no evidence that they've given for it. So yeah, probably not what happened.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 9, 2016, 22:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 

I want to go subscribe to his channel, just so I can unsubscribe. What a douche.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Free Update 5 Now; New DLC Next Week
11. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 8, 2016, 20:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sucks that they didn't really deliver the multiplayer features everyone wanted. I still feel I got my money's worth from the SP campaign. Being able to play deathmatch with bots will be nice too.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 7, 2016, 01:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 00:07:
well if you think the mainstream media provides reliable information where were you the last year or so? I actually dreaded the news these past few months with all the disinformation on the election. Especially CNN and the NYT. I think the Daily Enquirer would put them to shame. Certainly not a Trump fan, but the way the media treated stories about him, they certainly could make a spec of dust look like a major mountain.

No, his supporters and surrogates were just willing to excuse and defend every horrible thing he did. The media were absolutely correct to report on these things.

Ozmodan wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 00:07:
I think all the media dips into the fake news category at times these days to sell their networks. Especially if it does not jive with their political leanings. I generally have to check out a story that interests me on multiple networks to get the true story as all tend to shade the story. Sad state of affairs if you ask me.

I'll agree that they often report on things before they get all the facts in or the context needed to report it fully. That's generally the 24x7 cable networks and some of the major internet outlets that feel the need to be constantly posting new info even before they have all the facts.

That's still a lot different than the crap we see coming out of sites like Infowars and others that are peddling outright manufactured bullshit. Or even stuff like the link I posted a few posts back where a cherry-picked fact was being taken out of context to spin a tale of complete and utter bullshit.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
23. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 6, 2016, 20:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 19:40:
speaking of fake news

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YwIkknxE8E


Small potatoes compared to the real fake stuff going around. At least that isn't likely to entice someone to shoot up a restaurant.

Here's a good example of tier 3 though:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhdymoRTz6M

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News Comments > Path of Exile Breach Launches
8. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Dec 4, 2016, 23:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Just got to start playing last night. The Breach mechanics are fun! It can get seriously hectic at times too. This looks to be a pretty cool league.  
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