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News Comments > BattleTech Beta Delay and Release Date Outlook
16. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Mar 7, 2017, 20:23 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 19:28:
I'm never buying anything connected with Mechwarrior Online, or probably the Mechwarrior franchise ever after the crap Piranha Games pulled. But that's just me, you guys go for it.

How does this have anything to do with Pirhana's fuckups? You aren't making any sense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Feb 28, 2017, 02:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 22:31:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 21:00:
LOL freedom, yeh

Yes. Freedom. The ability to say things regarded as "hateful" or "fighting words" to a person or group is, in part, thanks to the Witness's Supreme Court victory. I posted the information. You didn't pay attention.

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03/09/1942, Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire (315 U.S. 568)

FREEDOM: First and Fourteenth Amendment rights to free speech (otherwise know as the "fighting words doctrine")

Justice Frank Murphy delivered the court's decision noting the First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal government from making laws that abridge the freedoms of speech, of the press, and of worship. Some forms of expression -- among them obscenity and fighting words -- do not convey ideas and thus are not subject to First Amendment protection. In this case, Chaplinsky uttered fighting words, i.e., words that "inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace." The First Amendment similarly applies to the states, as its protections are within “the fundamental personal rights and liberties which are protected by the Fourteenth Amendment from invasion by state action.” In other words, freedom of speech was designed to protect speech that was unpopular and not the other way around.

Laws applied: U.S. Constitution amend. I; NH P. L., c. 378, § 2 (1941)

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Anyhow, on behalf of The Witnesses, you're welcome.

That case doesn't seem like a win for free speech. What am I missing here?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
8. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Feb 26, 2017, 20:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm not sure what these industry leaders are planning. As more people are replaced by machines, who do they think is going to buy their products and services?  
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News Comments > For Honor Cheaters Banned
16. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Feb 25, 2017, 11:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Slick wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 19:11:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 17:51:
BurntSoul wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 17:12:
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 15:06:
I've never understood the need to cheat in online gaming, and ESPECIALLY don't understand those cheaters then complaining about being punished for cheating. If you cheat to win, you didn't actually win. There's no victory there.

Totally this. I think that maybe the cheaters should be notified by UBI, saying they know who they are and that they will only be able to be matched up with other cheaters, banning the use of the store to scavenge or buy 'upgrades', and slowing player growth to 1% of regular users regardless of what initial package they bought.

This allows them to still be able to play while at the same time disarming the idea of cheating (because now everyone is at the same 'level').

Same outcome as banning them. They buy a new copy and continue to cheat until they get caught again. Rinse, repeat.

Seems to me that they could use hardware ID as a way to scrutinize new accounts on the same hardware though. Maybe catch repeat cheaters quicker that way.

I'd be all for hardware ID, but you know that privacy concerns will drown out common sense.

They can already use hardware ID for bans I believe. They just tend not to because it's more likely to end up screwing over legit players who buy a banned console.

Using it just as a flag to give accounts using that ID increased scrutiny shouldn't be a problem though. Catch the cheaters faster, and doesn't hurt the non-cheaters.
 
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News Comments > For Honor Cheaters Banned
12. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Feb 24, 2017, 17:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
BurntSoul wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 17:12:
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 15:06:
I've never understood the need to cheat in online gaming, and ESPECIALLY don't understand those cheaters then complaining about being punished for cheating. If you cheat to win, you didn't actually win. There's no victory there.

Totally this. I think that maybe the cheaters should be notified by UBI, saying they know who they are and that they will only be able to be matched up with other cheaters, banning the use of the store to scavenge or buy 'upgrades', and slowing player growth to 1% of regular users regardless of what initial package they bought.

This allows them to still be able to play while at the same time disarming the idea of cheating (because now everyone is at the same 'level').

Same outcome as banning them. They buy a new copy and continue to cheat until they get caught again. Rinse, repeat.

Seems to me that they could use hardware ID as a way to scrutinize new accounts on the same hardware though. Maybe catch repeat cheaters quicker that way.
 
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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... Feb 22, 2017, 23:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 18:50:
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 16:14:
Never even HEARD of this Milo guy before now...
Yeah, I only heard of him last week -- apparently he excelled at trolling liberals at Brietbart. Will probably make millions off a personal Youtube channel after this...

Because Youtube loves the pedos...
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile The Fall of Oriath Announced
2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Feb 16, 2017, 00:14 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yeah, this announcement was completely mind-blowing! Like everyone else I was expecting Act 5 and some new unique items and new skills and such. Then the video goes on to Act 6, 7, 8, 9, 10... I thought it was a joke at first!

Now the hard part is gonna be waiting for this to come out in June/July. Debating whether I want to skip the next league or not now. I tried to skip Breach league, but got sucked in anyway a few weeks ago.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Feb 1, 2017, 02:05 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 17:03:
As someone with no nostalgia about Star Wars, but recently rewatched Episodes 4&5, I found TFA more entertaining.

A New Hope feels weirdly rushed, with a bratty teen farmhand weirdly being the best pilot in the rebellion. Again, 0 nostalgia here, and I found it a kind of boring movie that moved from point A to point B with no real reason or logic behind it.

Pretty much this. I just watched the original trilogy with my wife who had never seen them. I found myself trying to explain things, but realizing that a lot of it is overly convenient and just kinda silly really. TFA has it's issues too, but I found it more enjoyable as well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 23, 2017, 20:22 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 16:48:
I am not surprised by the Episode 8's name. It was found in Episode 7's crawl. Seems only fitting that would become episode 8's name.

Episode VII
THE FORCE AWAKENS

Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed.

With the support of the REPUBLIC, General Leia Organa leads a brave RESISTANCE. She is desperate to find her brother Luke and gain his help in restoring peace and justice to the galaxy.

Leia has sent her most daring pilot on a secret mission to Jakku, where an old ally has discovered a clue to Luke’s whereabouts...

Would you have been surprised if they'd gone with "First Order", "Brave Resistance", or "Luke's Whereabouts"?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
98. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 23, 2017, 02:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 02:04:
Saboth wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 21:30:
So Sean Spicer (Trump's press secretary) just had a press conference where he literally yelled at the media for accurately reporting the fact Trump had about 60% fewer in attendance at his inauguration than Obama did in 2009. Photo evidence proves about 1/2 as many showed up as Trump prepared for. Thousands of people on the ground confirmed the numbers. He is using the number of Metro riders as proof X amount of people were at the inauguration, but Trump protestors were also using the Metro yesterday and today. In fact, many estimate the number of protestors today dwarfed the number that turned out for Trump's big day. Sad to see the *White House Press Secretary* yelling at the media for reporting facts on Trump because it bruises Trump's fragile ego.


Yeah, kinda stupid statement. I would have put it better:
"Look at the weather and compare it to Obamas inaugurations."

Obama's 2009 inauguration was in the high 20s. Trump's was high 40s, with some light rain.

http://wtop.com/weather/2017/01/inauguration-weather-friday-years/slide/1/
 
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6. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 23, 2017, 02:12 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 23:34:
I remember a story about a gun owner who was selling a young customer his first guh, a scoped rifle. Guy looks through the scope and asks, "Where's the zoom?"

Wait til he tries a 360-no-scope shot...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
69. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 21, 2017, 12:58 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 00:57:
@ Wowbagger_TIP

We also must change the way elections are funded, or laws will continue to favor corporations and rich elites, since they fund politicians' campaigns.

While it would be nice for that to be possible, I just don't know any way of doing it effectively without violating the 1st amendment.

I haven't heard of any really good ideas in this area that wouldn't be trivially circumvented or tilt the board even more in favor of the wealthy and connected. Anyone know of any good ideas?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
59. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 20, 2017, 23:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Asmodai wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 22:06:
People keep complaining about how a retarded ape is going to be the next president, but don't seem to understand how that came to occur.

They blame racists and rednecks, but racists and rednecks did not design the electoral system, the rampant gerrymandering, the grotesque manipulation of the primaries etc.

They ignore just how badly everyone failed to read the discontent in the middle ground moderates, assuming they were safely locked up for Hillary. When you ignore and disenfranchise a part of the electoral population, you risk a lot because their one vote is worth as much as any one vote.

They complain that he isn't their president, but what was the count of voters in the election? 140 million odd? Out of 330 million? If you can't even form a quorom for an election of the "most powerful person in the world", then what legitimacy does any US president have?

If you have a truly democratically elected president, then stop blaming the orangutan, and stop blaming the people who voted for him, and start looking honestly at all the things that could be done but no one every bothers. Trump is the result of a protest vote against the establishment. I think people would vote for ebola over "the establishment" sometimes. And if you can't work out why the current establishment is awful, the Trump is the president you deserve.

"The Establishment" is a nebulous thing. Nobody really knows who or what it is. Attempting to vote for or against it is futile.

I don't see how voting for Trump or Clinton is a vote against the establishment. Trump was backed by the same people that back the conservatives in the current "establishment". Why would he be any different?

Until we change our terrible voting system to one that doesn't ensure only two parties, we'll remain screwed.

Until we get rid of our terrible redistricting process, we'll remain screwed.

Until we start demanding that our elected officials be held accountable by effective laws, and not able to simply able to police themselves as they see fit, we'll remain screwed.

We're just more screwed than usual after this particular election.

 
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News Comments > For Honor System Specs
1. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jan 20, 2017, 23:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
So how P2W is this game gonna be? Sounds like they're selling XP boosts. Not sure what else though.  
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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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