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Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Oct 10, 2018, 17:04 Wowbagger_TIP
 
We could all stop using Google tomorrow, but whatever takes its place would become just as bad. We need systemic reform, not boycotts.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2018, 01:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
anonymous anonymous wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 22:15:
It was a great thing President Trump was elected, and I will keep saying that.

Yeah, if we're trying to break a record for most corruption and criminal activity in a single administration. He's definitely the best at that, and always has been.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Delve Released
3. Re: Path of Exile: Delve Released Sep 1, 2018, 15:36 Wowbagger_TIP
 
It's pretty cool, if a little tricky to get the hang of. Attempting to venture outside the light with flares is kind of hard, although I think they're going to patch it soon to make the flare throwing more of an instant thing, which should help.

I love the infinite dungeon though. It's just what PoE needed.
 
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News Comments > Domo Arigato Gato Roboto
1. Re: Domo Arigato Gato Roboto Sep 1, 2018, 00:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Oh god, my eyes!!  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
11. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 29, 2018, 10:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2018, 03:20:
Yup, they're selling their souls to the devil for a chance to end abortion.

No, just to criminalize abortion. Their policies actually tend to increase the number of abortions. They just want to be able to control women's bodies and punish them for violating their religious beliefs. Christian Sharia.
 
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News Comments > The Division 2 Preorders
2. Re: The Division 2 Preorders Aug 22, 2018, 00:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
After the debacle last time, what idiot would pre-order this?  
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News Comments > Twitch Prime and Amazon Prime Changes
3. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 20, 2018, 21:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 20, 2018, 20:58:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 20, 2018, 20:01:
Twitch Turbo is ad-free for $8.99/mo. So, Twitch Prime is now basically worthless as an included service with Amazon Prime. They throw some free games at you every month, but it's mostly shovelware crap, along with the occasional hat or whatever.

Because of ad blocking I didn't even realize that Twitch Prime removing ads was even a feature.
The main use of Twitch Prime to me was always that free monthly subscription... and according to the new formulation, that free sub will still remove ads for that channel.

Yeah, true, it still does that, at least for channels that allow it.
 
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News Comments > Twitch Prime and Amazon Prime Changes
1. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 20, 2018, 20:01 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Twitch Turbo is ad-free for $8.99/mo. So, Twitch Prime is now basically worthless as an included service with Amazon Prime. They throw some free games at you every month, but it's mostly shovelware crap, along with the occasional hat or whatever.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 15, 2018, 00:12 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Aug 14, 2018, 09:29:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 22:06:
And hilariously, we now have both Christians and white men telling us how aggrieved and persecuted they are. So much so that they need their own DOJ task force and pride parades. Jesus fuck, things have gone completely bizarro world insane.

At least with LGBTQwhatever people and minorities, they have faced actual persecution. This kind of shit is massively counter-productive over-compensation and completely ridiculous, but I can at least understand where it comes from, while still finding it stupid.

Why wouldn't they? If you can't beat em, join em and arguably white people are asked to shoulder a lot of blame for various things these days. Of course they are complaining, frankly its the logical conclusion when minorities start overreaching and overcompensating for past persecution. They see what works for others and they mimic it. That's the problem with the victim narratives, past or present everyone has one and shit like Twitter gives them a megaphone.

Anyways Hollywood has been gay friendly for awhile now so this sort of nonsense seems entirely unnecessary and probably hurts more than it helps. Just makes people roll their eyes and tune it out. It's like scar tissue, it keeps building up and eventually people aren't going to be receptive anymore.

What is overcompensating, versus just compensating? Stuff like the Ruby Rose situation definitely seems like the former, as I said earlier, but most things that people are getting butthurt over fall into the latter category I think.

People are mad that they get called out for being assholes and treating people like shit just because of their race, gender, sexual identity, etc. They want it to be like the old days when you could bash the gays and get away with it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 13, 2018, 22:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
NicklePop wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 19:06:
Censor everything but cat gifs, problem solved.

(and liberal worldviews)

Too funny!

Democrats have certainly exposed their Leninist / Jacobin roots lately.

No, a bunch of asshats on Twitter are being asshats on Twitter. That's pretty much the sum total of what happened in this case.

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Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 12:52:
Edit, read story. So...she comes off as gay, turns out she is gay, and she's...NOT GAY ENOUGH?

PC culture, man. Just, fuck it.

I think PC culture is a riot because this sort of cannibalism and infighting is the inevitable result. When everyone is a victim eventually it comes down to quibbling about status and who is more aggrieved.

And hilariously, we now have both Christians and white men telling us how aggrieved and persecuted they are. So much so that they need their own DOJ task force and pride parades. Jesus fuck, things have gone completely bizarro world insane.

At least with LGBTQwhatever people and minorities, they have faced actual persecution. This kind of shit is massively counter-productive over-compensation and completely ridiculous, but I can at least understand where it comes from, while still finding it stupid.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 11, 2018, 18:36 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 15:20:
PETA roasts Impossible Burger for rat tests, suggests patties cause cancer.

While I appreciate in theory why an organization like PETA exists, what they do in practice can often be dumb and counterproductive. It's like a police officer ticketing on a jaywalker while in view of a mugging, a carjacking, and a bank robbery.

Not saying they don't do dumb things, but they aren't focused on all the ills of the world, just on our treatment of animals. I've watched some of the videos of the factory farms and that shit is hideous, so I can't blame them for fighting against stuff like that.

I don't think the cop metaphor works at all. They aren't cops and don't have a responsibility to police all crime. They are focused on a specific area that law enforcement generally ignores.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Delve This Month
1. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 10, 2018, 00:04 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The content that GGG manages to turn out every few months for PoE is nothing short of amazing. Not every league has been a big hit, but they're all pretty damned impressive. They do keep the game fresh.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
8. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 29, 2018, 16:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Love the reply from the CS professor in the article:

"When I hear 'if we can put a man on the moon, we can do this' I'm hearing an analogy almost saying 'if we can put a man on the moon, surely we can put a man on the sun,'"
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 28, 2018, 13:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yeah, if you can't have an army of fake followers to legitimize you, what good is Twitter?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 21, 2018, 00:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Well, since the GOP-controlled Congress has decided we don't need to do anything to defend against attacks on our election, or right-wing terrorism, I guess the FBI has a bunch of people with nothing much to do.  
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News Comments > MOTHERGUNSHIP Launches
1. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 21, 2018, 00:30 Wowbagger_TIP
 
So, you basically just duct tape a bunch of guns together to make a bigger gun? This looks retarded.  
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News Comments > Politicians to Livestream Games on Twitch
15. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 19, 2018, 01:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 11:19:
WaPo and NYT = Fake News Kings,imo.

I always feel like Walt is just some dude playing a caricature of an old boomer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 9, 2018, 23:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 9, 2018, 19:17:
That video is maddening. That's not how eBay - or the Internet for the most part - looked in 1998. It looks more like Prodigy from 1992.

It says 88. The Internet was basically just text at that point. I was still using BBSs up through about 94-95 at least. Online shopping was basically the same as ordering from a catalog.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 9, 2018, 22:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Huffman is rather full of shit. Reddit is a bunch of speech silos, and he claims that the best solution to hate speech and racism is to repudiate their views in free conversation. This is not an effective solution due to the bubbles that are created within Reddit, so that you can't engage directly with someone in a sub like /r/The_Donald, because you get banned instantly for any criticism. You can address it in a different sub, but that does little good, because it likely won't be seen by the people who are viewing the sub where the initial speech happened.

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 6, 2018, 21:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Well, net neutrality was nice while it lasted...  
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