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LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems

0111 1110 Re:Easy fix (322 comments)

I would simply summarily execute any cop whose recording gear malfunctioned at a critical time. They'd get the same fair trial they give to the people they murder and beat and frame for crimes they never committed.

about a week ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

0111 1110 Re:Where are the farmers? (987 comments)

Why do you say, "climate change" instead of "global warming" or at least "climate warming"? Are you concerned about cooling as much as warming?

about two weeks ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

0111 1110 Re:Projections (987 comments)

Stop coal mining. Make coal mining & burning a global death-penalty offense.

How will you enforce this outside the US? Are you going to attack/invade every country that continues to mine/burn coal?

about two weeks ago
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Weev's Attorney Says FBI Is Intercepting His Client's Mail

0111 1110 yeah right (109 comments)

Goatse Security? A guy named Tor? It's not April 1st yet is it?

about three weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

0111 1110 Re:Disable player chat (704 comments)

Has anyone claimed that they do? What difference does it make why women love the show? The fact is that they do. As a male it is also one of my favorite shows. Well until it turned into too much of a soap opera. I think the setting is a big part of the appeal. So the point the above poster made is valid. Yes, people do quite enjoy seeing the 1950s of America portrayed in fiction. The fact that it isn't a politically correct period does not make it any less interesting. It may even make it more interesting because it is so different from today.

about three weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

0111 1110 Re:"phobia" is a misnomer (704 comments)

But then there's gay men that act all girlie - those fuckers are scary.

You are seriously afraid of them? Why? Are you also afraid of girls? Admittedly in Bangkok, ladyboys acquired a pretty fierce reputation over the years for ass kicking in general and mugging in particular, but I think they aren't considered so violent anymore.

about three weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

0111 1110 Re: Disable player chat (704 comments)

Misogyny is still very much widespread and I am fed up.

Meanwhile the rest of us are fed up with paranoid schizophrenics like yourself who believe women are being persecuted everywhere. There are countries where women are not treated as equals and I think most first world guys are against that. These would be the same guys you are mostly addressing right now.

Based on my own observations attractive women are treated better than most people in general. They are "more equal". There are plenty of studies to demonstrate this. Ugly women, like ugly men, are routinely discriminated against OTOH by nearly everyone. But it isn't due to their sex. It is due to their unattractiveness. Unattractive males are also treated badly and paid less.

about three weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

0111 1110 Re:The geek in denial. (704 comments)

Are you seriously trying to argue the merit of a film based on ticket sales? Or about which hole some character in the film likes to fuck? How about artistic merit? Creativity without regard for how many widgets you get to buy after it is released.

How about art having some fucking integrity for a change instead of basing content on opinion polls? Not every film even needs to have sex in it at all. Hence neatly sidestepping the whole issue of forcing guys to watch other guys sucking on big fat cock because it is better for them.

about three weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

0111 1110 Re:Further: (704 comments)

You misunderstand the problem

Actually I think you are the one who misunderstands the problem. There is no real problem. Bioware is well known as the LGBT developer. That's what they do now. They cater to the lesbian audience. It's basically lesbian romance fiction with some boring combat thrown in. This article is just marketing for them. Trying to drum up business by claiming that all other developers should be exactly like them and only hire lesbian writers to write about lesbian characters for a mostly lesbian audience.

I don't see anything wrong with Bioware catering exclusively to one particular sexual orientation and attempting to appeal exclusively to those lesbians of lesser intelligence who think Harlequin Romances are great works of fiction. But I do see something wrong with them trying to claim that everyone else should be doing the same and that if they choose not to then they must be racist sexist bigots. Bioware is arguing in favor of self-censorship and their own form of sexism. Discrimination against the majority is still discrimination. IMO censorship is still wrong even when it is self-censorship or corporate profit motivated censorship.

about three weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

0111 1110 bigots (704 comments)

What community? People who think Biowhore is a bunch of psuedo-PC racist fucks themselves discriminating against heterosexuals and sucking on EA corporate cock? Oh sorry slurping on corporate cunt I guess since Bioware is mainly a bunch of carpet munching dykes whose badly written Harlequin Romance-esque characters really only appeal to other Lesbians and perhaps anyone with a sufficiently low IQ to think the bad writing is clever and repetitive popamole gameplay is the height of fun.

Because Bioware has chosen to discriminate against the majority instead of the minority does not make them right. It's discrimination itself that is the problem. A writer should have the creative freedom to choose whatever protagonist he/she wants based solely on creative reasons, not based on making sure that every sexual orientation, race, religion, and philosophical viewpoint is evenly represented. Lesbian authors who only write about lesbian characters are every bit as 'bad' as heterosexual writers who only write about heterosexual characters.

Of course neither of the writers who only write about characters of their own sexual orientation are bad. It's the people encouraging discrimination who are the enemy of creativity everywhere and the ones who are wrong. Writing in both novels and video games should be based on what the author thinks makes for an interesting character and an interesting story. Period. As someone who dabbles in a bit of writing myself the aggressiveness of the LGBT community would make me want to give them all a wide birth and not include any non-heterosexuals in my fiction. Period. There's no real reason to. No pressing need. Plenty of good stories to tell that don't involve worrying about sexual orientation.

about three weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

0111 1110 misnomer (704 comments)

I think what he's saying is that what is called 'homophobia' is not just a misnomer but an intentionally dishonest one. Homosexuals aren't widely feared. It's not that people are afraid of getting bitch slapped by roving bands of girlymen. People who hate jews are known as anti-semites. That is an accurate label because it is about hatred and a desire to oppress or hurt/destroy jews. They aren't called jewphobes because fear isn't the problem.

People who hate people of African ancestry do not usually just hate them. They also feel contempt and often fear as well. Our terms are really overly simplistic. Nevertheless the term 'homophobic' is unusually unfortunate and its dishonesty is intentional IMO.

about three weeks ago
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Hyperlinking Is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules

0111 1110 Re:DO NOTE (97 comments)

But intent to contribute to infringement on a mass scale should be

I disagree. Intent in and of itself should never be against the law. I could say, "Please everyone go out and download games and films and music and commit as much copyright infringement as possible." Maybe some people will be persuaded to do just that, but I have no direct control over such people. They are responsible for their own actions and decisions.

I could also tell people to consume illegal drugs and tell them on what street corner they can find some. None of that should be illegal. It's all communication, all speech. The mere imparting of information should never be against the law.

It is never in a civilization's best interest to prohibit the free flow of information. Although it may be in some individual's financial interest to do so. It is precisely for the benefit of a few rich and greedy people that such laws are created in the first place.

about 2 months ago
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Huge Pool of Ice-Free Water Discovered Under Greenland Ice

0111 1110 why haven't we heard about this before? (135 comments)

So there was a discrepancy between prediction and observation for the AGW model. Why haven't we heard about that before? Only now that the observations are consistent with theory do we find out about it. Yet more evidence that climate scientists are not real scientists.

about 4 months ago
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Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits

0111 1110 Re:FRAUD! The used ineffective analogs on purpose! (554 comments)

You're a moron. There are decades of case studies showing overuse of vitamins corresponds to the increased occurrence of numerous chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

Citation?

about 4 months ago
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New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack

0111 1110 Re:Upate to the most current (241 comments)

If XP was fine then why have this article?

Because MS wants to sell more copies of their newer even crappier OSes. Bashing their older OSes and paying crackers to find exploits that only run in those older OSes is supposed to increase shareholder value. I bet MS has a whole bunch of XP specific exploits that they are just waiting to release as it gets closer to the XP cutoff date.

about 5 months ago
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New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack

0111 1110 Re:Upate to the most current (241 comments)

So why would we think someone was any less nuts for running a 12 year old OS four versions behind?

Because instead of improving their OSes Microsoft makes each version worse than the previous one. So four versions "behind" with Microsoft can translate to four versions ahead when compared to Linux or OS X. If you want Microsoft to actually improve their OS you have to go back in time so that you can rewind past all of the dumbfuckery they've done since to make things worse.

I don't know where Microsoft sees itself heading in the next decade, but if it's anything like the direction they've chosen with their post-XP OSes so far I want no part of it.

about 5 months ago
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New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack

0111 1110 Re:Upate to the most current (241 comments)

There are also games that don't play nice with Windows 7. Now that Intel and possibly Nvidia and AMD have stopped writing XP drivers I have to start maintaining a Legacy Box in order to run XP natively. Such a PITA, but abandoning XP is just not an option for me yet.

I don't believe in the direction that Ballmer has taken with their post-XP operating systems. Since I just did a computer upgrade and my new motherboard doesn't have XP drivers I am planning to mainly use Windows Embedded Standard 7 for my Windows OS, but when it comes to Windows I think it will be a long time before Microsoft pulls its head out of its ass and again writes a decent OS.

So I'd like to use Linux as much as possible. Only using Windows for games and Windows only applications that don't have a good equivalent in Linux. As Microsoft OSes just get worse and worse I think I may put some effort into a Hackintosh as well. It would be nice if what happened to Microsoft in the world of Tablets happens with desktops as well. They so do not deserve their market share.

about 5 months ago
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New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack

0111 1110 Re:Upate to the most current (241 comments)

How much does MS pay you for posts like this? Windows 7 is a shit OS compared to Linux and OS X and Windows 8 is a tablet OS. Windows 7 isn't all that bad, but it's still a bloated mess with a horrible UI. The UI of XP is superior to 7 IMO. Windows Embedded Standard 7 is actually not too bad though. Still an example of unoptimized, inefficient, sloppy coding and bloated individual components, but the fact that it's componentized at all makes it a lot less awful.

Nevertheless Microsoft is an awful software compony that deserves to die. They are the last people who could ever design a good OS. In fact they really can't afford to make an OS too good, because then they can't upsell when Windows 2014 is released. With Microsoft it's all about getting people to dump their old OSes and buy new ones. They're still hurting from the fact that XP was so user friendly and content/feature focused rather than marketing focused. Making sure that people think their old OS is bad is at least as important for sales as selling people on the idea of a new OS that does all the same things, but in a new way.

about 5 months ago
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Gunman Opens Fire At LAX

0111 1110 Re:Those poor people (520 comments)

Not liking the TSA is one thing, but implying a random person deserved to be fatally shot by a crazed gunman at an airport is sociopathic.

A TSA officer is not a 'random' person. And I think most of them do deserve it. Just my opinion of course.

about 5 months ago

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Snowden renews Russian asylum request

0111 1110 0111 1110 writes  |  about 9 months ago

0111 1110 (518466) writes "In a statement to representatives of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, a human rights representative for Russian parliament, and others Snowden has announced that he intends to reapply for asylum in Russia until or unless he can secure promises of safe passage from the European countries who effectively grounded Bolivian President Morale's plane last week due to rumors that Snowden was on board."
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Venezuela and Nicaragua offer Snowden asylum

0111 1110 0111 1110 writes  |  about 9 months ago

0111 1110 (518466) writes "Following an UNASUR bloc meeting of South American leaders in Bolivia on Thursday and as Spain corroborates Bolivian President Morales' account of the effective grounding and search of his aircraft in Austria by France, Portugal, Spain, and Italy, President Maduro of Venezuela has made NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden an offer of unconditional "humanitarian asylum" in his country. Following this announcement President Ortega of Nicaragua also offered asylum "if circumstances permit it". Snowden had previously applied for asylum in both countries."
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Interplay's ex-CEO Brian Fargo kickstarts Wasteland II

0111 1110 0111 1110 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

0111 1110 (518466) writes "Attempting to emulate Double Fine's success to fund another currently dead genre of computer game, Brian Fargo of Interplay fame has started a kickstarter project for a sequel to his 1988 Wasteland, a post-apocalyptic RPG which inspired Fallout. It will be turn based and party based with a top down perspective and 2D graphics. Fargo has managed to attract many of the original developers such as Alan Pavlish and Mike Stackpole as well as Jason Anderson who was a designer for Fallout and Mark Morgan, who did the music for Planescape: Torment and both of the original Fallout games. Fargo's goal has been set at $900,000. Anything above that will be used for additional game content. At 1.5 million he will offer an OS X version. See interviews here and here for some additional insight into what he and his group are planning."
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0111 1110 0111 1110 writes  |  about 7 years ago

0111 1110 (518466) writes "The Inquirer is reporting that Billy Hoffman of Spy Dynamics has released some code "to illustrate how insecure Javascript is within all web browsers". "The only way to avoid the glitch, should it potentially become widely used, is to turn off Javascript within the browser by default, and enable it only for sites that you trust." Even better than the Security Zones of Internet Explorer, however, is Firefox with the NoScript extension. But what does Opera have? When are web site developers going to stop using active scripting where HTML could be used just as easily? People have ignored the dangers of Javascript for too long."

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