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Obama Wants To Fund Clean Energy Research With Oil & Gas Funds

PixelScuba Re:Obama in other times would be Reagan (409 comments)

Did... did you even read that link you posted? They had to update because they only played a truncated comment from Joe Biden. The full comment says...

We’ve learned that certain behaviors on the part of an abuser portend much more danger than other behaviors. For example, if an abuser has attempted to strangle his victim, if he has threatened to shoot her, if he has sexually assaulted her, and there’s a number of other signs, about eight others. These are tell-tale signs to say this isn’t your garden-variety slap across the face, which is totally unacceptable in and of itself.

As for which party hates women... Ooh ooh can I take a guess? Is it the one that The one that says women can't control their own bodies and are not entitled to birth control as part of their health insurance?

about a year and a half ago

Starz To Pull Content From Netflix

PixelScuba Re:useful (314 comments)

I used to download gigs of movies to watch with before streaming Netflix. It was so convenient I never bothered to torrent any movie because I could just boot the XBox and watch them. Torrenting was never really about wanting it free it was about the quickest and most cost effective way to watch movies. Netflix is reasonably priced and easy to access... any other streaming service I tried was a nightmare or outrageously priced (Hulu was OK, but I wasn't really impressed with their streaming selection) With all the providers pulling their content because they feel they can either 1.) start their own streaming service and believe I will also "subscribe" to that or 2.) force Netflix to give them more per film. I'd be willing to pay twice what I pay now for Netflix if it meant they could significantly improve the size and quality of their online catalog but it seems the media companies are going to go for greed on this one and drive me back to torrents.

Any good sites for finding movies now?

about 3 years ago

Making Graphics In Games '100,000 Times' Better?

PixelScuba Re:Yeah, and I am a Pony (291 comments)

Two Million Dollar-a-Doos!?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Announces Halo 4, TV For Xbox Live, Kinect Star Wars

PixelScuba Re:Actisoft...Microvision...whatever (157 comments)

PC Gamer here...

Warcraft, Warcraft 2, Warcraft 3, Starcraft, Starcraft 2-1, Starcraft 2-2, Starcraft 2-3, Diablo, Diablo 2, Diablo 3, Doom, Doom 2, Doom 3, Doom 4, Quake, Quake 2, Quake 3, Quake 4, Half Life, Half Life 2, Half Life 2-Ep1, Half Life 2-Ep2, Left4 Dead, Left4Dead2...

PC Gaming isn't "milking" franchises?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Announces Halo 4, TV For Xbox Live, Kinect Star Wars

PixelScuba Re:Actisoft...Microvision...whatever (157 comments)

Mario, Mario 2, Mario 2 USA, Mario 3, Mario World, Mario is Missing, Mario Teaches Typing, Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, Mario Galaxy, Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario, New Super Mario 3, Mario Kart, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, Mario Strikers, Mario Baseball, Mario Party 1-7(?), Mario Land, Mario Land 2, Mario 3DS, Paper Mario, Paper Mario 2...

Legend of Zelda, Adventures of Link, Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, 4 Swords, Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks, Link's Awakening...

more than 3 years ago

Congressman Wants YouTube Video Covered Up

PixelScuba Re:bah! (884 comments)

I think the real issue is the Republican talking points. Honestly, I'm sure politicians, even the assholes, work hard... and I'll give that they might be worth $175k a year. The asshole nature of this man is that he wants to strip moderate or low paying workers of their rights and telling them "They need to give more" but is NEVER willing to suggest that people who are well off ($175k IS well off) should EVER have to give anything. When I was teaching in Minneapolis, I made $37k a year. I paid for rent in 2 apartments and utilities, bought classroom supplies and commuted 30 miles a day to work. I still had more than enough disposable income to put some away each month. Now assholes like this guy say "Oh but public employees need to give back"... you know what, that's fine, I'm willing to take a pay cut... but the mere NOTION that someone who makes hundreds of thousands, millions or BILLIONS of dollars should have to pay higher taxes is OUTRAGEOUS to republicans and tea party members.

Social services, public employees, working moms, day cares... fuck, you name it, republicans want to cut it... but a wealthy individual should pay 39% taxes instead of 36%... that's UNAMERICAN and it stifles economic development!! Guys like Duffy are the worst kind of asshole... ones with the power to BE an asshole. Democrats might be jerks... but they're not blatant assholes out to strip working people of everything they have left... incensed at the notion that wealthy people should pay more taxes. Mark Dayton, multimillionaire grandson of the founder of Daytons/Target and president of Minnesota advocated raising the top tax rate on wealthy earners such as himself. Republicans like Duffy (and Mike Lemieur, MN 12B - 320-632-3922 ) say No! We need to balance the budget by cutting programs for working families and stripping public employees of their rights... but they'll be DAMNED if you try to raise taxes on high income earners (Sean Duffey, making $175k wouldn't even meet the higher proposed tax bracket... but is STILL an asshole about it).

Fuck this lot of Republicans... THAT'S why people are upset about this. Take take take take... but be damned if themselves or the wealthy should ever have to sacrifice.

more than 3 years ago

Congressman Wants YouTube Video Covered Up

PixelScuba Re:Ah, the Republican Party ... (884 comments)

No it didn't. Your policy went up because health care costs are rising and your insurance company is a bunch of assholes. The insurance companies helped craft the affordable health care act, they wouldn't have helped craft something that hurt their bottom line. They were promised millions of new customers when the insurance mandate is issued, so they would be able to lower premiums by having a larger pool of individuals. health care costs were still expected to rise, but the affordable health care act was enacted to keep costs from rising at an unsustainable rate.

Whatever you think about the law, your premiums didn't go up because of his daughter staying on his plan... they went up because your insurance company is full of assholes who raised your rates before the federally mandated premium rate increase limit goes into effect.

more than 3 years ago

Ma Bell Stifled Innovation, AT&T May Do the Same

PixelScuba Re:Resist the Merger (354 comments)

Another significant note: ATT does NOT offer data-less smartphone plans. I have a smartphone that I use as a device for taking pictures/photos/music/etc... but I don't want to pay for internet, I get by with wifi connectivity without any problems. When the switch comes from tmobile to ATT, any customer with a smartphone and no data plan will be noticed by the ATT network and forced to pay an additional $30 a month... like your phone, rendering it unusable by virtue of ATTs network/pricing.

more than 3 years ago

Former Goldman Programmer Sentenced To 97 Months

PixelScuba Re:Well, Obama did hire Goldman's top lobbyist (195 comments)

I'm guessing there is some truth to that last comment... not so much "true believers" but they give money to people they think will support their cause/initiative. Of course Unions are going to give money to Democratic candidates because they are more likely to support collective bargaining agreements and the concept of unions. Just like business, the oil industry gives money to Alaskan senators and pro oil drilling people. I'm sure there are plenty of Unions who contribute to republicans and plenty of businesses support democrats... but lobbyists tend to send the money to the people who are most likely to support them. It's probably more a case of both; Lobbyists pay representatives who agree with their values... and representatives continue to take that money and vote that way to ensure they keep getting the money.

more than 3 years ago

Comcast-NBC Merger Approved By FCC

PixelScuba STOP, PLEASE! (268 comments)

Downvote this garbage, PLEASE. This is becoming such a tired meme born of cynics who fail to objectively look at the world around them. What the hell did people honestly think was going to happen... that Obama was going to change the world and usher in a utopia to please every libertarian and liberal alike? Jesus people! The president is clearly a moderate and a consensus builder. Despite conservative talking points, there has clearly been a concerted effort to engage conservative and liberal proposals and find something that both find appealing... something lacking the last 8 fucking years! Did we suddenly forget that the previous president stopped engaging other nations, ordered people to be tortured, invaded sovereign nations, passed absolutely NO domestic bills to address any looming problems (healthcare? They had the House/Senate/White House), Guantanamo, lying about weapons of mass destruction, an anti-science agenda actively trying to discredit science findings, ousting CIA agents to discredit them, commuting the sentences administration members who committed crimes, Ordering the NSA to wiretap US civilians... did everyone suddenly get amnesia and forget what the fuck happened during the last 8 years of the Bush administration!?

Jesus Christ, people... I don't approve of everything the Obama administration does but shut the fuck up, please... this "meet the new boss same as the old boss" bullshit is so grating. Yes, Obama is a politician and does politician things. Yes, the Obama administration has continued some of the Bush era prcatices. But there is no fucking way you can objectively sit there and tell me he is anywhere NEAR the level of fuckup the previous president was... he is a massive improvement.

Tell you what, come talk to me when Obama knowingly manufactures evidence to start a war with Iran, discredits everyone who knows he's lying, and pardons Timothy Geithner after he leaks classified information to the press... then punches a baby in the face... then we'll talk about how bad Obama is.

more than 3 years ago

Star Wars Films In 3D Due In 2012

PixelScuba Re:All you haters ... (409 comments)

Wait... why would copyright limits change this? Lucas IS creating something new. If Star Wars were in the public domain, you'd have hundreds of copies with some different features... like the recent Night of the Living Dead releases. No small company could recreate these films in 3D, it would take a company the size of Lucasfilm to do it. In the process, Lucas is creating something new. Granted, it might be based off a film that had entered the public domain, but Lucas would own the copyrights for a 3D version of the film until the copyright expired.

I know it's chic to harp on George Lucas, but copyright limits wouldn't change this.

more than 3 years ago

Duke Nukem Forever Back In Development

PixelScuba Wow... really? (356 comments)

"The approach and investment and process at 3D Realms didn't quite make it..."

Wow... understatement of the decade?

about 4 years ago

Rupert Murdoch Plans a Digital Newspaper For the US

PixelScuba Re:Everyone has bias, so what? (237 comments)

Nation Public Radio and, by extension, any member stations such as Minnesota Public Radio, are excellent sources of news. The hosts and journalists are very professional and will often press guests with some good questions... not to mention some excellent calls by viewers. The BBC broadcasts are also great for getting some opinions on sources outside the US.

Public radio is still an excellent source of news and world information.

more than 4 years ago

id Software Demos Rage On iPhone, Releases Source Code For Two Games

PixelScuba Re:Doom3 to dark? (266 comments)

I think it was a valid post. You began by arguing that Carmack should, "apologize for the hilariously outdated use of monster closets, terrible storyline, idiotic directorial decisions (no flashlight on guns, only 60 seconds of air!!) and extreme "meh"-ness of the entire Doom 3 experience." then continued later saying, "The truth of the matter is that there were tons of things wrong with Doom 3, the flashlight thing was just one of the most apparent."

You were dragging more than just the flashlight into the discussion, and there was a general sense that your comment about vast, vast majorities was about more than just the flashlight. I'd also argue that there is just as little evidence to support most people hated the flashlight decision.

more than 4 years ago

id Software Demos Rage On iPhone, Releases Source Code For Two Games

PixelScuba Re:Doom3 to dark? (266 comments)

Actually it looks like you're in the minority. According to Metacritic, Doom 3 averages a respectable 87 Rating, it even garners a little over 7 in the user average. Additionally, id software moved over 3.5 million copies of Doom 3 as of 2007

So, I'm going to call bologna that "the vast, vast majority of people disagree", because it seems a large majority of people actually agree that Doom 3 was a decent game.

more than 4 years ago


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