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Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
18. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 31, 2017, 20:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 12:13:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 30, 2017, 23:38:
Cutter, I suggest you petition your local government to eliminate their police force. Clearly you don't need them...

That's right, we don't. At least I don't. Maybe you're all too weak, stupid, and cowardly you NEED police but most of the world has got along just fine without them for its entire history and that includes most of the world today. They're the single biggest cost to any city and provide the least ROI.

Sure, and if you'd like to go back to the living standards of centuries ago, be my guest. But around here, we like living past 50 and having access to the trappings of modern society.

I'll still keep a gun around, and I'll avoid interaction with police whenever possible, but they do serve a purpose. We just need to rein them in since the lack of accountability is corrosive to the relationship between the police and the public.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 30, 2017, 21:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 30, 2017, 18:11:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 30, 2017, 17:29:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 30, 2017, 14:08:
CSGO stickers and graffiti claim second place, slow week in the gaming world.

Or, to many of the tens of millions of people involved with one of the biggest communities that exist in gaming, it was one of the most exciting weeks of the year... I'm not into it, either, but you're essentially dismissing the television ratings for the first week of February because you don't watch pro football.
I thought the Steam top 10 best selling games list was for top selling games. But it's their list and if they want to include people spending a small fortune on a collection of pretend stickers, so be it.

Making money is making money. Doesn't really matter how the game does it, as long as people are willing to part with their cash.
 
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News Comments > More Free Games with GOG Preorders
5. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 29, 2017, 18:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Ludomancer wrote on Jul 29, 2017, 18:49:
"...reworked by GOG-engineers for smoother gameplay on modern machines..."

GOG Engineers? Why do people who write such idiocy think they deserve me as a customer?


Huh?
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Beta Next Month; Specs Revealed
22. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 28, 2017, 20:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
SlimRam wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 17:06:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 16:55:
Cutter wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 16:49:
Yeah, why go after 95% of the market, right?

Windows 7 is 36% and shrinking.

It's actually more like 50%.

Among gamers/enthusiasts? I doubt that. That number probably includes a huge number of business PCs that never get OS upgrades, they just get replaced when they hit EOL eventually.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 23, 2017, 16:19 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 23, 2017, 15:44:
Really? You actually liked that dreck? It's not the worst novel ever but it's a strong contender. Absolutely nonsensical premise, poorly written characters, plotholes you could fly a 747 through, etc. It's all style and no substance. I can see why Spielberg would be attracted to that. I'd much rather see something actually good like Neuromancer or Snow Crash show up on the big screen.

I just got through Snow Crash again, since I read it the first time about 20 years ago. It didn't really hold up well. The conversations between Hiro and the librarian program were just these long tedious passages of exposition, written in a way that felt forced and unnatural. I forgot how bad the dialog for YT was too. Hell, most of the dialog was bad. While the story and some of the world-building aspects are still interesting, the execution wasn't great.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month
21. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 21, 2017, 01:27 Wowbagger_TIP
 
They've also created a solo-self-found option for those who want to challenge themselves that way. I won't use it, but it's there

Adding 6 more acts for a total of 10, and removing all but one difficulty level is the biggest thing for me. Looking forward to all that new content, and not having to repeat the same 4 acts 3 times in a row!

They also streamlined the Labyrinth somewhat so that it's not such a randomly brutal and ridiculously long task for lower level players. The first 2 instances are much smaller than they used to be now, and the boss won't have some of the nastier powers that he can get later.

The new MTX interface looks amazing too! I can finally find all my armors and effects and not have to deal with the pain in the ass way we had to apply and remove them before. Best QoL ever!

Ok, maybe not best, almost forgot they also added dynamic resolution scaling now, which gives us a massive performance increase in those situations like groups or really spammy skill builds with lots of environmental effects going on.
 
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News Comments > Telltale Announces New Batman; The Walking Dead, and The Wolf Among Us Series
6. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 21, 2017, 01:20 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I would like another season of Borderlands too!  
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News Comments > Telltale Announces New Batman; The Walking Dead, and The Wolf Among Us Series
1. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 19, 2017, 19:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Looking forward to a new Wolf Among Us. First one was pretty cool.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 14, 2017, 20:18 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 18:39:
All I want to see - required by law - are rear facing cameras that can detect tailgaters and send a signal to the other vehicle to force it to slow down and/or report it to the police with accompanying footage to bust them. That'd put an end to that horseshit PDQ.

Heh, police are some of the worst offenders when it comes to tailgating. I see them doing it all the time around here.
 
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News Comments > Devoid of Shadows Released
2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 14, 2017, 20:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Wow, that looks terrible.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
12. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 8, 2017, 21:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2017, 19:21:
It's almost a shame that the sign wasn't there because the object would burn someone.

Maybe deliver a massive shock. That would have been hilarious

Maybe they should have written the sign just for him:

Do not touch, Mike! - God
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
7. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 8, 2017, 18:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 8, 2017, 16:59:
Some think that he dumbs his speech down to the plebeians vernacular, but I don't see him being smart enough to consistently do that all the time.

I mean sooner or later he would have to slip up and say something intelligent. Time will tell I guess.

It's kind of funny, because it means those people are saying that the majority of his base consists of idiots that he must speak down to. Not sure that's a great thing to be claiming about your party.

It's not true, of course. He's an idiot too. It's not just the words he uses, it's the incredibly stupid things he says and does, and the fact that he can't stop himself from rambling on.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 8, 2017, 13:08 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Haven't actually had any problems with it. Just been continually deferring the Creators Edition update. It didn't seem to add anything I was really interested in.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 11 This Month
10. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 6, 2017, 22:32 Wowbagger_TIP
 
With Path of Exile about to release 6 new acts, along with a heap of other new stuff and balance changes, I can't get excited about D3. If I need anymore ARPG gametime before then, I'd rather just play some more Grim Dawn, or Dying Light if I want more action.  
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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... Jul 6, 2017, 00:23 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The Trump shills have been posting all kinds of ridiculous things about the CNN story.

The guy was not a 15 year old kid. He's a middle-aged internet troll who's posted a ton of horrific shit, including calling for genocide on multiple occasions, and posting a list of Jewish CNN employees.

CNN didn't coerce an apology from him either, since he didn't even talk to them until after he had posted his apology and deleted his account.

CNN's response wasn't intended as a threat. They're simply saying they made no deals with him. They are just refraining from releasing his info because they decided based on his apology to cut him some slack.

It's absolutely newsworthy if someone is influencing POTUS enough that he retweets a fucked up gif like that, so they have every right to let people know who it was that influenced him in that way, and what other disgusting things that person has posted.
 
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News Comments > Police Simulator 18 This Year
123. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 4, 2017, 15:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dacron wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 12:56:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 12:30:
That's very flawed logic. It doesn't mean that poverty has nothing to do with it. It means that poverty alone isn't necessarily the cause. Nobody is claiming that the cause is poverty alone.

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it's a cultural issue, not one of economic status (although I am not blind to it being a contributing/aggravating factor).

Quinn wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 09:40:
Poverty among blacks is the absolute winner.

It's almost like my reply was tailored for a comment, not the entire discussion. And took into account the poverty issue.

That being said, this is a cultural issue. It is aggravated by economic status, to think otherwise is foolish. If it were the main cause, the poorest whites should be the highest crime rate, no ?

The part of your post that I quoted contradicted the part you quoted. It just wasn't very clear what you meant by that.

Ultimately, my point was that just pointing at poor white people and saying they don't have the same issues as poor black people doesn't really tell us anything.
 
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News Comments > Police Simulator 18 This Year
119. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 4, 2017, 12:30 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dacron wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 12:22:
I am just countering the notion that poverty has anything to do with it (directly quoted in my response.). It is a bullshit cop out, not supported by any factual data, because all you have to do is post the crime rate for the poorest people in the god damn country. So if it disproportionately effects blacks, it's a cultural issue, not one of economic status (although I am not blind to it being a contributing/aggravating factor).
That's very flawed logic. It doesn't mean that poverty has nothing to do with it. It means that poverty alone isn't necessarily the cause. Nobody is claiming that the cause is poverty alone.
 
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News Comments > Police Simulator 18 This Year
111. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 3, 2017, 20:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 09:54:
Fucking hell, dude. Look for cops shooting white people and you'll get hundreds of hits. Look for cops saving puppies and you get hundreds of hits. Look for cops shooting blacks and you get the same result. Regressive media just chooses to show the latter. Also, don't cherry pick those stats. Look at crime per capita too. Paints a clearer picture.

The numbers have already been discussed. But your argument is just ridiculous. You could make the same argument about black people or any other group, and it would be just as meaningless. What matters is the consequences when they do what they do.

Quinn wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 09:54:
Afaik he didn't reach into his coat, mate. He reached into some place in the car, dashboard/console w/e but a place where the cop couldn't see.

Even if that were true, the same reasoning applies regardless of where he had reached. The cop never saw a gun. He never had reason to feel threatened enough to shoot the guy. The guy was doing as he was told. At most, he could have drawn his gun until the guy had his hands back where he could see them. He didn't. He panicked and cost Castile his life.

Quinn wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 09:54:
The situation was bad. Very bad. For all included.

Jesus Christ, cut the platitudes. I'm gonna have to say that it was a whole hell of a lot worse for Castile and his family than for Yanez.

Quinn wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 09:54:
To call the cop a racist based on the footage and facts is extremely insulting to say the least. Again, an entire jury agreed with me unanimously. 2 of them being black members of the jury.

Being insulted is a lot better than being dead, so I think he can deal with it. The jury didn't really seem to agree with you. If they did, they wouldn't have taken 4 days to come to a verdict. They got a seriously warped view of the case too, as the prosecution really blew it by not getting critical evidence introduced like they should have.

There should always be an independent prosecutor. It's the only way we'll ever get a fair trial involving a cop. The local DA should not be involved. There should be a separate agency prosecuting these cases.

Quinn wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 09:54:
One last time, yes there is racism among cops. Yes black people sometimes the victim of said racism. Is it as bad as it is made out to be these days? I don't believe so. People are all on a fucking frenzy. People who hate their life just hop on the bandwagon because it's always better to blame some external shit for your own misery.

Black people have been abused by the cops for as long as there have been black people in this country. Has it gotten better over time? Sure. But that doesn't mean they aren't still being abused more than others. It's quite obvious that they are.

Ultimately that isn't even the real issue. The real issue is that cops rarely face serious consequences for abusing anybody. Minorities just get it worse and more frequently than the rest of us. Since cops almost always defend even the bad ones, they all get a bad name. Lack of accountability tarnishes the entire group.

 
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News Comments > Police Simulator 18 This Year
94. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 3, 2017, 08:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 02:43:
Let me explain this to you: when a cop pulls you over, you KNOW you're dealing with a cop.

Which, given what we've seen since cameras became ubiquitous, is exactly why we should be paranoid. Some of us even more than others, given the stats.

Quinn wrote on Jul 3, 2017, 02:43:
If you don't wanna get shot by the police, don't act like an idiot. Stop what you're doing, be polite and follow instructions to the letter. How many people who followed my above advice you think get shot? Give me a fucking estimate. And don't tell me Castile followed instructions. His instructions changed the moment he mentioned the gun. That he wasn't bright enough to realize that, fucked up the life of everyone in that situation. Cop included. Terrible for everyone and I feel sorry for Philandro Castile -- of course I do -- but fuuuuck "racism!".

Lol, he was doing exactly what he was told, which was to produce his license. So, cop changes instructions and starts screaming at him not to reach for it. What's he supposed to do at that point? Keep his hand in his pocket? Pull it out of his pocket? Either way he gets shot. Cop doesn't wait until he sees a gun.

This is absolutely the fault of the cop. There was nothing Castile could have done at that point that wasn't going to get him shot by a panicking cop. That the cop freaked out simply because he told him he had a firearm, which he is supposed to tell him, is absolutely the fault of the cop.
 
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News Comments > Police Simulator 18 This Year
92. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 3, 2017, 01:47 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 19:07:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jul 2, 2017, 18:40:

Getting killed for no reason, right in front of your family, is just unbelievably tragic, and this kind of thing needs to stop. Just letting cops shoot people anytime they're scared is insane. The job is scary, that's what they tell us and why they expect us to respect them for it. But if that's the case, then it shouldn't be an excuse for shooting people.

Are you forgetting the cops have families; are people? How long do you expect an officer to live if he always allows the other to take the first shot (pun intended)? Especially in crime riddled neighborhoods? This is why your rhetoric just doesn't work for me. The key is compliance. Just understand the rules when you're in a situation with cops.

I'm sure black people are being pulled over more, but don't forget that only the extreme cases are making noise. I'm a business unit manager for Samsung's technical customer service. Trust me: people don't call when they don't have issues with their product.

In the end people see what they wanna see. Media chooses to only show black fatalities these days, while more white men are shot than blacks. Look at the US crime stats by race, and your instinctual "but there's more whites!" retort flies right out the window.

Yes there is racism among cops. Yes white men get shot more. Yes black cops shoot other black people. Yes there is more crime in the black community. Yes there is more poverty in the black community. No the answer isn't just "racism!".

If cops are just gonna panic and kill people whenever they're scared, then we should have a right to shoot first too! How do I know if that cop is a pussy and gonna flip out and shoot me or not? He's got a gun right there on his hip, and sometimes even has his hand on it when he comes up to my car! I should just be able kill him if he makes me nervous right? I'm allowed to make it home safe to my family too right?

What you're advocating is insane.
 
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