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Best Cube?

skam240 Re:And the worst cube in the world (265 comments)

Yes because Islam is a horrible, monstrous religion. Or is it religion in general that's bad? Or maybe your just a bigot?

about a week ago
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Ancient Planes and Other Claims Spark Controversy at Indian Science Congress

skam240 Re:...and... (381 comments)

Oh look, it got modded up to 5 while you got modded to 0 and labeled troll. Accurate grading on all fronts!

about three weeks ago
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School Defied Google and US Government, Let Boys Program White House Xmas Trees

skam240 Re:Bogus and Sexist Programs (355 comments)

Yes, you're right to address the rampant award show oriented rascism present in this country. For too long this problem has been glossed over by the liberal media! White people need to stand up to this horrible oppression!

about a month ago
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School Defied Google and US Government, Let Boys Program White House Xmas Trees

skam240 Re:Political correctness = tyranny (355 comments)

Yes, Hitler and Stalin got their start at Christmas tree events for children.

about a month ago
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The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea

skam240 Why? (288 comments)

Why do I keep seeing news agencies and the like reporting that The Interview is being "broadly panned" when it's not?

http://www.metacritic.com/movi...
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/...

The consensus seems to be that while it's a mediocre film it's good for a few laughs.

about a month ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

skam240 Re:What are the chances those on the side of force (1051 comments)

Sorry for the late reply but...

A) your linked to article does not mention a single disease that can be prevented with inoculation and is thus irrelevant.
B) I'm jumping on the partisan band wagon? How is that? All I did was point out that illegal immigration was irrelevant in the context of the forced inoculation debate. I didn't even voice an oppinion on the overall subject.

You're making things up again.

about a month ago
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Startup Magic Leap Hires Sci-Fi Writer Neal Stephenson As Chief Futurist

skam240 Re:Extra Paycheck (48 comments)

Just to make sure I'm following what you're getting at

Disliking a crappy book = poor reading ability?
Liking a crappy book = good reading ability?
Calling a book crappy and making fun of you for making claims that sound like they're coming from a first grader = being defensive of own reading ability?

about a month ago
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Startup Magic Leap Hires Sci-Fi Writer Neal Stephenson As Chief Futurist

skam240 Re:Extra Paycheck (48 comments)

Does being a good reader mean you like a crappy book or do you just have poor taste? Has your mother confirmed your good reader status?

And for the record, I think it's just super you are such a good reader. Good for you!

about a month ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

skam240 "gate" (556 comments)

Can we please stop adding gate to the end of any controversial subject? It was barely clever the first time it was done and it's gotten to be pretty much the polar opposite at this point.

about a month ago
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Startup Magic Leap Hires Sci-Fi Writer Neal Stephenson As Chief Futurist

skam240 Extra Paycheck (48 comments)

I guess he needed an extra paycheck after writing that pile of awfull, Reamde.

I made it 2/3rds deep before I realized I was wasting my life

about a month ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

skam240 Re:Glad you like it, please stay there. Wouldn't l (330 comments)

Ghiradeli hasn't been top notch for years. Our weather is most.certainly some of the best in the world. Violent crime rates are virtually identical between Texas and California (https://www.census.gov/statab/ranks/rank21.html). There hasn't been a power crisis in California for over a decade. An active night life is generally considered a virtue. Breast implant rates in the South are extremely high.

Plus if you want to play the beauty angle, we aren't nearly as fat.

It's great you have regional pride but don't be so condesending if your region can't walk your talk.

about a month ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

skam240 Re:but not by going to Texas and bringing fail (330 comments)

Ha, property values are so low because no one wants to live there. It's simple supply and demand. Plus not only is our average wage higher but our wealthiest are wealthier.

As for your conservative versus liberal nonsense, virtually every other solid red state takes in more then it pays in to the fedreal government. Good for Texas for being the exception to the rule but don't harbor these fantasies that Liberal politics don't generate wealth.

about a month ago
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

skam240 Better Link (330 comments)

I wasn't real thrilled with the linked article. All it did was call out a number with nothing to scale it against.

A real quick search brought up an estimate of three years worth of rain like this would be needed to make up for the drought and also had some other ways of relating what 11 trillion gallons actually means as precipitation received is traditionally measured in inches.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wh...

about a month ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

skam240 Re:What are the chances those on the side of force (1051 comments)

You're literally making things up.

Rather then address every point i'll just stick with pointing out Mexicans have excellent vaccination rates
http://www.unicef.org/infobyco...
As do most other Latin Americans.

Please dont muddy the waters with an unrelated and highly partisan issue.

about a month and a half ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

skam240 Re:Modern board games (171 comments)

Your post makes me crazy!

"Strategic board games ("eurogames")": Eurogames are strategy board games done in a European style. There is also an American style and you can often tell the difference pretty quickly. Basically, Eurogames are a sub genre of strategy board games. They are deffinitly not the same thing.

"Settlers of Catan, you've probably heard about, but that was just the game which enabled the genre; honored for it, but otherwise left behind as a deeply flawed example of what a truly strategic board game should be"

Well for starters strategy board games were an established genre since at least the 70's while settlers came out in the 90's I beleive. The one thing that Settlers did was to bring a strategy board game to the masses that is both easily accessible and contains a reasonable amount of strategic planning. It's a great starting point for these games. As for it being deeply flawed, all I can think of is that some more hard core board gamers don't like it because it's too lite but that's what makes it so great as a starting point for people. Plus sometimes it's nice to play a nice lite social game

about a month and a half ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

skam240 Re:Modern board games (171 comments)

If the video games you play are strategy ones, especially turned based like Civ, then there's a good likelihood you'll like strategy board games (which is what he's basically talking about although, as mentioned above, he's way off about Settlers and time lines)

If you're an FPS player the odds are a bit less but there could still be some appeal. I've been surprised by some of the people my friends and I have gotten into these games. Really it's the social dynamic that makes it great. Any time you can get a bunch of friends around a table doing something fun together you've got a good time

about a month and a half ago
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The Five Levels of ISP Evil

skam240 Sonic.net (243 comments)

... And yet another reason why I am so glad I use sonic.net as my ISP. I've been with them since the 90's when they were a small county wide internet service provider and they've always been great. Sure I could spend 5 dollars less a month (or maybe even more) with comcast or AT and T but it's worth it to me that my money goes to a company that treats its customers so well and actually gives a rats ass about my privacy rights. About once a quarter I get an email from these guys discussing proposed legislation that threatens my data privacy rights along with suggestions as to what I can do about it. Absolute love it.

If you live in Northern California you'd do well to look into them for your service.

more than 3 years ago
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Ubisoft's Draconian DRM Patched?

skam240 Re:Ubisofts DRM (233 comments)

Whether Steam is or can be cracked is irrelevant, Steam is helping to push us farther and farther down the path of us "leasing" our games instead of buying them. As it stands now, when I "buy" a Steam game I really have no idea whether I'll be able to play the game five years from now or even a month from now when the game makes its mandatory check in with their servers. All I have to go on is the good will of some faceless corporate entity and the assurances of Steam fans that this could never happen or that there will be some wonderful work around that will be less convenient than just being able to install my game and play like I should be able to.

The worst part is, it's as easy pirating a game today as it was 10 years ago when all that was on games was Safedisc. Really brings home how ridiculous all of these inconvenient measures are, right?

about 4 years ago
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Oregon Senator Stops Internet Censorship Bill

skam240 Re:I commend you sir! (315 comments)

Really this is something that Americans from all over the political spectrum should be happy about (I personally sway to the blue).

Sadly, most of the public either doesn't care or is completely ignorant of the issue.

more than 4 years ago

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