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In the 2012 U.S. presidential election:

mcfatboy93 Catch 22 (707 comments)

This being my first time voting (and after many political debates with friends and family) I have come to the conclusion that

1. Neither party is fit to run this country.

2. I will have to pick one of the 2 major parties (sorry vermin supreme)

3. (the issue I have) Not voting, paints you into a ethical and logical corner where if you don't vote, you should not be able to complain about politics because you did not participate in the process. (this is my fathers philosophy, not mine, but i would like some feedback on it)

about 2 years ago
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Iranian Players Blocked From World of Warcraft Due To Trade Sanctions

mcfatboy93 Re:Lists to check (475 comments)

These lists are all posted in the list room. YES, the US goverment has a list room. Very similar to the chart room. If you have any questions please reffer to this list so you can find the appropriate room.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Juries Have No Place In the Patent System

mcfatboy93 Re:flamebait? (387 comments)

My concern is how they can judge apple, the creators of the iPhone "cough" "cough" over samsung... If the jury is supposed to be unbiased... how will you find people who have not heard of the iPhone in the US.

more than 2 years ago
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Campaign Urges People To Send MPAA and RIAA Copied Currency

mcfatboy93 Re:i thought scanners won't scan money? (413 comments)

seeing how my copy machine breaks down so often, I would be surprised if that was actually true. how could that piece of junk have anything in it besides the process to stop working.

more than 2 years ago
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Congress's Techno-Ignorance No Longer Funny

mcfatboy93 Re:They don't want to (477 comments)

If people want to vote in a politician that takes $450,000 from Wal-Mart and the people know that this is the case then they get what they deserve.

The issue I find in this is that with the two party system you can either vote for the guy who is supported by Wal-Mart, or the guy who is supported by Target. I find politics to be a "catch 22" because I am stuck voting for the lesser of evils or giving up my right to complain about because I didn't vote.

more than 2 years ago
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Debt Reduction Super Committee Fails To Agree

mcfatboy93 Vote cthulhu 2012 (954 comments)

why vote for a lesser of evils?

more than 2 years ago
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Are You Prepared For the Zombie Apocalypse?

mcfatboy93 Check the numbers (515 comments)

The thing that is scary about this poll is not the percent of people who are prepared for such an event its the larger percent who are not. Do humanity a favor and do some homework on zombies. most accounts have something in common so the unlike some fields the information is somewhat consistent; and if not i look forward to dismembering you in the future.

about 3 years ago
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Microsoft Announces Halo 4, TV For Xbox Live, Kinect Star Wars

mcfatboy93 Minecraft for Xbox? (157 comments)

Personally i don't see this working. i can play Minecraft on my PC with an Xbox controller (xpadder) and even then i still need to bind my mouse to the sticks. not that that's a bad thing, but traditionally games for PC are a bit more complicated that games for console. also the whole Xbox controller for the PC is more of a toy to show off to friends than effective way to play games like WoW or LoL.

more than 3 years ago
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Super Mario Coming To the 3DS

mcfatboy93 backwards compatable? (83 comments)

Will i have to go and buy a 3DS or can i use it on my regular DSi. cuz i dont want to spend 200+ on a hand held system that i will only use for 1 game (and what ever Metroid/Zelda/other Nintendo classic here)

more than 3 years ago
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The Ethics of Social Games

mcfatboy93 MMO vs. Social games (75 comments)

weather from personal experience or from how the media talks about the difference, there is a much bigger gap in MMOs and social games like the ones you find on the iPhone and Facebook, this hole in the story is Plot. if you sit down and play farmville or mafia wars, you are only there to press buttons and talk with friends and collect rewards from those around you at the time. In MMOs like WoW or the soon to be released Starwars The Old Republic, you get a community of people who play the game for the same reason people spend all their time playing non-MMOs on their consoles.

more than 3 years ago
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PC Gamers Too Good For Consoles Gamers?

mcfatboy93 PC games FTW!! (324 comments)

This goes to all my friends who kick my @$$ at Gears and Halo.

more than 4 years ago
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Cyberwarrior Shortage Threatens US Security

mcfatboy93 We don't have sufficiently bright people (394 comments)

We don't have sufficiently bright people

well DUH, the 'cyber warriors' that the government wants are hard to find. mostly because they are either trained IT security professionals or a kid who figured out how to hack his school to change his grades. the first of the 2 will be easy to get with the increase in IT students. however unlike china, there is sever punishment for committing cyber crimes. china and other countries have the right idea of hiring the hackers instead of locking them away like we used to do

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums

mcfatboy93 Re:Celebrity WoW Players (833 comments)

Im sure that Mr.T's WOW character is already easy to find... just look at all of them..?

more than 4 years ago
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Desired Input For Console Video Games?

mcfatboy93 Re:Nethack you insensitive clod (271 comments)

Well, not exactly... there is a very good version of Rogue for the iPhone called 'Rogue Touch'. the controls are a but simpler, but you still do almost anything (eg. throw a potion of demolition and hope it explodes) also i find the iPhone version just as difficult to complete as the original. one of the few cases when a classic is remade of a modern device well.

more than 4 years ago
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Theremin Guitar Hero

mcfatboy93 Is this just a video? (79 comments)

i would love it if anyone could write down how to do that so others can recreate that. it would be so cool to show that off in front of your friends.

more than 4 years ago
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A delicious steak should be ...

mcfatboy93 Re:Still alive (763 comments)

cake is a lie.

more than 4 years ago
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YouTube, Now In Text Mode!

mcfatboy93 Really? (102 comments)

this is actually cool. i hope its not one of /.s April fools jokes

more than 4 years ago
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Google Renames Itself "Topeka"

mcfatboy93 um? u do know what today is right? (84 comments)

Its April Fools day dumb ass. /. is just doing what it usually does every year. im just glad that didn't turn the page pink... again

more than 4 years ago
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If ET Calls, Who Speaks For Humanity?

mcfatboy93 If ET calls (371 comments)

If ET calls i will personally put his/its name on the 'Do not call list'. last thing we need is ET getting calls from telemarketers

more than 4 years ago

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Chuck Norris sues, says his tears no cancer cure

mcfatboy93 mcfatboy93 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mcfatboy93 writes "Tough-guy actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris sued publisher Penguin on Friday over a book he claims unfairly exploits his famous name, based on a satirical Internet list of "mythical facts" about him.

Penguin published "The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 facts about the World's Greatest Human" in November. Author Ian Spector and two Web sites he runs to promote the book, including www.truthaboutchuck.com (the site is not working), are also named in the suit. The book capitalizes on "mythical facts" that have been circulating on the Internet since 2005 that poke fun at Norris' tough-guy image and super-human abilities, the suit said.

It includes such humorous "facts" as "Chuck Norris's tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried" and "Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits," the suit said, as well as "Chuck Norris can charge a cell phone by rubbing it against his beard."

"Some of the 'facts' in the book are racist, lewd or portray Mr. Norris as engaged in illegal activities," the lawsuit alleges. Norris, who rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s as the star of such films as "The Delta Force" and "Missing in Action," says the book's title would mislead readers into thinking the facts were true. The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks unspecified monetary damages for trademark infringement, unjust enrichment and privacy rights."

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