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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "No Next-Gen Console" Support Group on: December 10, 2013, 10:39:24 PM
After the launch hype period for each console - during which I was tempted to get one or the other just because of SHINY!  NEW!  LATEST STYLES and COLORS!

Now I'm more looking forward to playing the games in my Steam backlog - having a blast with XCOM: Enemy Within, and getting excited to go back to Skyrim after 8+ months off and try the DLC packs I've been picking up with my new monitor/video card.  Woot!
42  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Just got a new monitor and it feels "wierd" on: December 03, 2013, 12:12:40 AM
I got one of the 30" Monoprice IPS monitors and I love it.  Of course, I had to also get a 4GB video card to go with it, which made it cost more.... (2560x1600 - woot!).
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Black Friday Swag List (Also Known as Merry Christmas Me) on: November 30, 2013, 09:17:02 AM
PNY VCGGTX7704XPB-OC2 GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit - $349.99 AR/Coupon
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: November 23, 2013, 05:51:48 AM
Steam box or bust... at least until 4k tv support is there, or there are some great kinect games.  Sorry, GREAT kinect games or features.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: November 10, 2013, 06:40:37 AM
Company of Heroes (finally) in honor of Veteran's Day weekend

tapatalkin'
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: September 09, 2013, 11:18:30 PM
Ouch - no PS4 in Japan until February 2014?

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The PlayStation 4 will launch in Japan on February 22, 2014, with Sony noting that it wants to make sure that the software for the console is ready for the Japanese audience.
47  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 09, 2013, 07:38:15 PM
I think there is a distinction to be drawn between a strike and a war.  Are we at war with Yemen?  We've launched plenty of drone strikes there.  Are we at war with Pakistan?  We assassinated Bin Laden without their knowledge there and have launched tons of drone strikes.  Were we even at war with Libya?

On the other hand - yeah, some of them should say something, but there really is no good answer to Syria, save Russian involvement, which appears to be happening...
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Numbness in toes on: September 09, 2013, 07:33:32 PM
Yeah, I'd go with bad shoes to start, but see a doctor, if not a podiatrist.  Persistent numbness is not something to mess around with.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: September 06, 2013, 09:13:39 PM
Looks like my local comcast dns servers (75.75.75.75, 75.75.75.76, I think) haven't updated yet - had to force my router to use google's first (which is what I usually do, but had to do a reconfig and left the DNS on DHCP)...
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 04, 2013, 10:37:34 PM
A small follow up from the MS/Ballmer perspective:
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Translating from this business-speak, buying Nokia’s phone business gives Microsoft a greater business opportunity, if it can succeed. Microsoft noted in its case for why the deal makes sense that it currently gets less than $10 in revenue from each Nokia Windows Phone sold, as compared to the $40 or so in profit margins Nokia stands to make.
51  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: September 03, 2013, 08:43:08 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 29, 2013, 12:52:32 PM

I'm sorry, but I still completely disagree with your earlier statement:

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 I don't think there's any way in hell the Civil Rights movement happens without the Cold War

The Civil Rights Movement did not come into existence because of the Cold War.  Nor did it come into existence during the Cold War.  That it saw a modicum of success DURING the Cold War I can agree with.  Although most historical accounts of the Civil Rights Movement rarely (if ever) mention the Cold War as anything more than a minor factor in the success of the movement, or as a footnote explaining how it effected the international view of our country (at least until Vietnam eclipsed it).

Yeah, I was a bit too hasty in my language there.  Later I qualified it to passage of the Civil Rights Act.  There would have been a Civil Rights movement after WW II regardless.  However, without an incentive such as the Cold War on the world stage it could well have turned into Apartheid or even Egypt/Syria situation.  I'm not saying it would have, but I can certainly picture the freedom rides without federal involvement and with a Malcom X inspiration rather than an MLK inspiration.  Non-violence would have had a much tougher time overcoming when the whole world wasn't watching.
52  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 03, 2013, 08:19:10 PM
I think the best outcome here would be to convince Russia that it's in their best interest to bomb Syria for the use of Chemical/Nerve Gas.  Is it possible?  I have no idea, but that is probably the only thing that could make a difference in Syria.
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: September 03, 2013, 03:53:27 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on September 03, 2013, 04:55:34 AM

How has one and done 'killed' college basketball?    The NCAA tournament is still the greatest event in college sports.

Too much power to AAU player brokers.  No accountability for one and done players.  A couple of examples from UCLA:

Ben Howland at UCLA was effectively killed by the dislike of his system by  AAU coaches.  He couldn't have disciplined Shabazz Muhammad if he wanted to.

Derrick Rose - no academic integrity.  Cheated just to get into college by having someone else take the SAT for him. 

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54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: September 03, 2013, 03:29:07 PM
41 megapixel phone had me intrigued, but the lag in getting CDMA phones out in a timely fashion killed any chance there.  Ultimately it probably had to be done to have any chance of being competitive in the mobile space - there's going to be an opportunity as Apple appears to be struggling a bit.

tapatalk4'in
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: September 03, 2013, 05:21:10 AM
OH, and I appear to be timing out now...
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: September 03, 2013, 05:20:28 AM

Quote from: dbt1949 on September 02, 2013, 11:09:57 PM

And poof! We're all gone. Like a fart in the wind.

What, no gif?
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: September 03, 2013, 03:22:01 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 02, 2013, 08:03:55 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on September 02, 2013, 05:45:36 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 02, 2013, 04:06:21 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on September 01, 2013, 10:52:53 PM

Quote from: gellar on August 31, 2013, 08:46:58 PM

I like anyone who says fuck you to the NCAA.  It's a horrible, corrupt organization that does far more harm than good.  Anything anyone does to show them up is good by me.

The problem isn't the NCAA, it's the NFL and NBA who want free developmental leagues.  Get the pro wanna-be's who aren't interested in college (and their leeches/entourages) the fuck out of college sports.  You don't see this shit in college baseball...

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You really think that?  Very few D1 athletes with a chance to go pro (outside of maybe Stanford) would choose to go to college. That's absurd. The NCAA and the Universities would never allow that as they would lose billions of dollars.

This doesn't exist in college baseball cause no one gives a flying fuck about college baseball, with good reason. The NCAA and the U's would be screwed without D1 football and basketball. Hell, there's a good chance college baseball doesn't even exist for most universities without the other two.

Also, the NBA actually does have and pays for its own developmental league: http://www.nba.com/dleague/

And I say let those D1 athletes go.  Screw them.  If they are the biggest part of the problem people have with the NCAA, then eliminate the problem.

As to the NBA, they do have a development league but they've designed it and their draft to use the colleges as a testing ground.  I'd rather the NCAA just make basketball freshmen ineligible. Presto! No more early entry problem, or eligibility problems, etc. Screw the NBA and their stupid draft policy.

The only people you say are screwed by the NCAA are those who you say have enough pro potential and aren't interested in playing by the rules, I think the best way to solve that problem is to tell them to shove it.

I mean it solves the problem in that it eliminates college football and basketball as we know it, so I guess I can't really disagree with that.

It takes the incentive to cheat out.  Every year I feel more and more disgusted with recruiting and the show that ESPN is making of it.  Now they're making a big deal out of High School games.  Enough is enough.  The NBA's one and done has made College Basketball a farce, and Football is almost as bad (the 7 on 7 camps aren't quite what the AAU's are, but they aren't far behind).  Kids are juicing in High School now and it's probably their handlers that are telling them too.

College sports will be better the sooner it is cleaned up, and stipends are not the answer.  Getting the kids who go to College solely to get to the NBA/NFL out will be better.  Baseball's HS/College Junior draft seems to strike the correct balance - let the kids who have the ability and no inclination to study and/or are desperate for the money go get it, if they can.  If they want an education too, come and get it, but realize that they've made a commitment for at least 3 years.

I don't think it would kill College Sports as we know it (in basketball, the one and done has already done that, and it would be restoring order).

58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: September 02, 2013, 05:45:36 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 02, 2013, 04:06:21 AM

Quote from: Pyperkub on September 01, 2013, 10:52:53 PM

Quote from: gellar on August 31, 2013, 08:46:58 PM

I like anyone who says fuck you to the NCAA.  It's a horrible, corrupt organization that does far more harm than good.  Anything anyone does to show them up is good by me.

The problem isn't the NCAA, it's the NFL and NBA who want free developmental leagues.  Get the pro wanna-be's who aren't interested in college (and their leeches/entourages) the fuck out of college sports.  You don't see this shit in college baseball...

tapatalk4'in

You really think that?  Very few D1 athletes with a chance to go pro (outside of maybe Stanford) would choose to go to college. That's absurd. The NCAA and the Universities would never allow that as they would lose billions of dollars.

This doesn't exist in college baseball cause no one gives a flying fuck about college baseball, with good reason. The NCAA and the U's would be screwed without D1 football and basketball. Hell, there's a good chance college baseball doesn't even exist for most universities without the other two.

Also, the NBA actually does have and pays for its own developmental league: http://www.nba.com/dleague/

And I say let those D1 athletes go.  Screw them.  If they are the biggest part of the problem people have with the NCAA, then eliminate the problem.

As to the NBA, they do have a development league but they've designed it and their draft to use the colleges as a testing ground.  I'd rather the NCAA just make basketball freshmen ineligible. Presto! No more early entry problem, or eligibility problems, etc. Screw the NBA and their stupid draft policy.

The only people you say are screwed by the NCAA are those who you say have enough pro potential and aren't interested in playing by the rules, I think the best way to solve that problem is to tell them to shove it.

tapatalk4'in
59  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: September 01, 2013, 11:26:17 PM
Does it have the dota last hit mechanic? I really dislike that mechanic as it makes the games too twitchy

tapatalk4'in
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: September 01, 2013, 10:52:53 PM

Quote from: gellar on August 31, 2013, 08:46:58 PM

I like anyone who says fuck you to the NCAA.  It's a horrible, corrupt organization that does far more harm than good.  Anything anyone does to show them up is good by me.

The problem isn't the NCAA, it's the NFL and NBA who want free developmental leagues.  Get the pro wanna-be's who aren't interested in college (and their leeches/entourages) the fuck out of college sports.  You don't see this shit in college baseball...

tapatalk4'in
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: September 01, 2013, 10:46:44 PM

Quote from: Gratch on September 01, 2013, 01:54:59 PM

Oh, and this new targeting rule is complete bullshit.  Saw two players get tossed yesterday for what looked like completely legit hits (Oregon & Cal).  It will decide more than one game this year, mark my words.

You're still learning about Pac-12 refs I see.

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62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 30, 2013, 07:44:13 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on August 30, 2013, 11:39:38 AM


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63  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: August 29, 2013, 05:38:05 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 29, 2013, 12:34:55 AM

The Civil Rights movement was well on its way before Nixon.  That it gained support after they realized that the mood of the country was begining to swing does not mean that the Civil Rights movement itself owes its success to the Cold War.  As I said, most of what you attribute to the Cold War happened in spite of US policy, not because of it.   Citing riots that occured during the Cold War doesn't exactly make it sound like the U.S. was trying to be model world citizens.   icon_wink

It also seems a little insulting to say that the struggles of the African American citizens during this time, a struggle that resulted in so many acts of injustice by American politicans that you believe were trying to set an example, only bore fruit because the U.S. wanted to look good on the world stage.

But the original argument was whether or not America was trying to do the right thing during the Cold War and was setting an example.  And as I've said (and shown), that just didn't happen. 



Not only, but probably would have failed.  Heck, it (the Civil Rights Act) might not have passed if it weren't for Kennedy's assassination either.  It was not an easy thing, and there was a confluence of a variety of factors that all needed to be happening for it to occur.  That's one of the things that makes it so amazing.
64  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 29, 2013, 12:35:24 AM

Quote from: Rip on August 28, 2013, 10:06:20 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on August 28, 2013, 06:12:01 PM

Quote from: Grifman on August 27, 2013, 11:20:27 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 27, 2013, 11:15:18 PM

I was confused by his post as well at first.  what he means is Bush got involved in those three countries, not that the Brotherhood is involved.

don't worry Pyper, I get you!!!

My bad, or maybe his for his confusing post! smile

The point wasn't so much the involvement, but the hypocrisy of being mad at Obama for supporting rebels against dictatorships while ignoring the evolution of Governments in the Cheney-Bush wars.  Taliban will still be around, and Iraq is more likely to be another Islamist Government (Hezbollah is currently part of the ruling coalition of Shia), etc. The situation in the Middle East has become much more unstable since 9/11, and our actions in the region are a huge part of that.

Usually true but as Egypt shows sometimes a democracy isn't and even when they are they can sometimes be more of a threat than many dictatorships.

Although I do appreciate the fact that it makes me less uneasy about the hardship on the people that a war with us brings.

On the last sentence I fully agree. But what is the objective? What do WE gain from this.

Respect, friendship with the new govt? World repspect? Arab world? I don't see gaining any respect with any of them even if it were a flawless attack/operation whatever.

I can surely sit here and type for a while listing things stand to LOSE even if it goes flawless. If it goes wrong we could do the damage Bush/Carter/Obama did all roled up into one, and do it in astoundingly short order.

But my biggest opposition is, you still need to follow the process. This attempted to bypass it all the time is disrespectful of the people and what America stands for. It also just gives more validation to the numerous people worldwide who think and preach that it is nothing but a rotating dictatorship. I still hope though that the quick trigger was all media hype and whatever he does will be with full congressional support. When an action like this happens the world should know the nation has decided this not some president or party.

It is a fundamental part of who we are, if we forget that the rest doesn't matter.

The only thing we get out of this is that we respond(ed) to a use of Nerve Gas.  Though it sounds like the response (it isn't just ours, though we are driving the bus), won't be the kind of response that will have any sort of preventative value.
65  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: August 29, 2013, 12:02:57 AM

Quote from: hepcat on August 28, 2013, 11:02:04 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on August 28, 2013, 06:16:12 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 27, 2013, 09:58:09 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on August 27, 2013, 09:34:17 PM

During the Cold War however, we actually tried to live up to it - the GWoC (global war on communism) kind of demanded it.  We acknowledged that we weren't perfect, and tried to be an example.  Now we're more like Capitalism, YAY!  There is nothing we won't do for a dollar...

Vietnam, Korean War, Bay of Pigs, McCarthyism, HUAC, the arm's race, the spying (numerous and well documented)....

I fail to see how we were trying in any way to live up to a golden standard during the Cold War.  Heck, the feds, as ordered by Robert Kennedy, taped almost every single phone conversation of people like Dr. Martin Luther King because our government was afraid of what "the nation's most dangerous negro" could do to capitalism.  If anything, it was far worse back then.

Civil Rights movement, Gay rights movement, Women's rights movement, Indian reparations, Japanese internment reparations, Peace Corps.  I don't think there's any way in hell the Civil Rights movement happens without the Cold War and the need to show that our brand of freedom was better than communism, and that laid the groundwork for all the rest.

I think you need to read up a bit on your history.  Take for instance the NAACP attempting to get rid of segregation during WWII.  Though the Civil Rights movement existed well before that even.  But during the Cold War, African Americans weren't invited to march and protest.  Far from it.  They had to break the law to do it.  How is that a sign of American good will and an attempt to lead by example?  As I mentioned earlier, their own government was spying on prominent members of the Civil Rights movement to boot.

The Women's Rights movement began in the mid 1800's in the U.S..  They didn't get a boost from the Cold War.  Some strides may have been made during that time, but to say it was because of the Cold War is just not true.

The Gay Rights movement was not having a heyday during the Cold War in America.  I have no clue where you got that idea.  Homosexual baiting was a trusted tool of intimidation during the Cold War.  Wanna discredit a suspected dissident?  Accuse him of being gay.

No, my friend.  During the Cold War, the United States was accusing people of being commies left and right (or, if they REALLY wanted to smear them, they accused them of being cross dressing transvestites), making deals with shady governments in order to "stop the red menace", and generally doing what sovereign nations do when they feel threatened.  It was not a golden age of morality.  Almost everything you mention happened in spite of the Cold War, not because of it. 

...but I will give you the Peace Corps.  That was a fantastic bit of PR on Kennedy's part.   icon_wink

Actually, you are mistaken.  While there were a ton of Civil Rights abuses during the Cold War, I don't see any way that the Civil Rights Act passes without the need to look good to the Third World:

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Yet one aspect of the Civil Rights movement has always been neglected in the conventional history of the movement. This was its connection to the Cold War. For America to win the Cold War, Civil Rights was a necessity. Continuing domestic discrimination against non-white minorities would make it impossible to win over the newly-free Third World.

Politicians at the time understood this very well, and it wasn’t as if they kept this fact secret. Presidents, such as Harry Truman, explicitly linked the Cold War to America’s race relationships. They put it in their speeches. They put it in their political advertisements.

You could also try this one = The Effect of the Cold War on African-American Civil Rights: America and the World Audience, 1945-1968

As to Women's and Gay Rights, etc, there was a concerted push after the Civil Rights movement in both of those areas- the Equal Rights Amendment movement for women, as well as the Stonewall riots courage to fight back against oppression movements don't happen without the Civil Rights movement laying the groundwork.

66  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 28, 2013, 08:37:49 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 28, 2013, 06:42:57 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 27, 2013, 07:08:45 PM


Oh, the Iranians might be suing us over that one.

Good luck with that.
67  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: August 28, 2013, 06:16:12 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 27, 2013, 09:58:09 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on August 27, 2013, 09:34:17 PM

During the Cold War however, we actually tried to live up to it - the GWoC (global war on communism) kind of demanded it.  We acknowledged that we weren't perfect, and tried to be an example.  Now we're more like Capitalism, YAY!  There is nothing we won't do for a dollar...

Vietnam, Korean War, Bay of Pigs, McCarthyism, HUAC, the arm's race, the spying (numerous and well documented)....

I fail to see how we were trying in any way to live up to a golden standard during the Cold War.  Heck, the feds, as ordered by Robert Kennedy, taped almost every single phone conversation of people like Dr. Martin Luther King because our government was afraid of what "the nation's most dangerous negro" could do to capitalism.  If anything, it was far worse back then.

Civil Rights movement, Gay rights movement, Women's rights movement, Indian reparations, Japanese internment reparations, Peace Corps.  I don't think there's any way in hell the Civil Rights movement happens without the Cold War and the need to show that our brand of freedom was better than communism, and that laid the groundwork for all the rest.
68  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 28, 2013, 06:12:01 PM

Quote from: Grifman on August 27, 2013, 11:20:27 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 27, 2013, 11:15:18 PM

I was confused by his post as well at first.  what he means is Bush got involved in those three countries, not that the Brotherhood is involved.

don't worry Pyper, I get you!!!

My bad, or maybe his for his confusing post! smile

The point wasn't so much the involvement, but the hypocrisy of being mad at Obama for supporting rebels against dictatorships while ignoring the evolution of Governments in the Cheney-Bush wars.  Taliban will still be around, and Iraq is more likely to be another Islamist Government (Hezbollah is currently part of the ruling coalition of Shia), etc. The situation in the Middle East has become much more unstable since 9/11, and our actions in the region are a huge part of that.
69  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 28, 2013, 06:02:11 PM

Quote from: Rip on August 28, 2013, 12:46:29 AM

Ok, one more last thought on what I have been able to gather given current reports and my apparent uncommon knowledge.

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Some worldwide have expressed concern that intervening in Syria may provoke broader conflict in the Middle East or ensnare Western powers in another bloody conflict after years of warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Cameron said that he understands those concerns, vowing that any action would have to be "proportionate, ... legal (and) would have to be specifically about deterring the use of chemical weapons."
Still, he said it's critically important that action be taken to show the international taboo against chemical weapons will not be tolerated.
"This is not about wars in the Middle East; this is not even about the Syrian conflict," he said. "It's about use of chemical weapons and making sure, as a world, we deter their use and we deter the appalling scenes we've all seen on our television screens.

Couldn't agree more, however I would pose a question to Mr Cameron or anyone else who wants me to support military action due to this attack.

If the proof of WHO was responsible for this release of chemical weapons is not disclosed to a level to convince any impartial party of such. Does it really deter or as I fear actually encourage the use of them. Just in a way that appears to point to the opponent of the offending party? Because I have little doubt that much of the world is littered with groups that are more than willing to use such things against their own if it furthers their agenda.

Would this constitute WHO?

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Last Wednesday, in the hours after a horrific chemical attack east of Damascus, an official at the Syrian Ministry of Defense exchanged panicked phone calls with a leader of a chemical weapons unit, demanding answers for a nerve agent strike that killed more than 1,000 people. Those conversations were overheard by U.S. intelligence services, The Cable has learned. And that is the major reason why American officials now say they're certain that the attacks were the work of the Bashar al-Assad regime -- and why the U.S. military is likely to attack that regime in a matter of days...

...However, U.S. spy services still have not acquired the evidence traditionally considered to be the gold standard in chemical weapons cases: soil, blood, and other environmental samples that test positive for reactions with nerve agent. That's the kind of proof that America and its allies processed from earlier, small-scale attacks that the White House described in equivocal tones, and declined to muster a military response to in retaliation. 

However, we're not just talking chemical weapons, we're talking Nerve agents, and AFAIK, that was always a much bigger no-no than mustard gas, etc... at least that's how I recall it growing up.
70  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: August 27, 2013, 09:34:17 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 27, 2013, 05:43:55 PM

After reading about Operation Gladio, we resort to dirty tricks on a regular basis, even against allies.  There's an old chestnut that I heard that stated the only countries we don't spy on are Britain, Canada, and Australia, and I'm not even sure if that's true. 

We seek advantage wherever we can, because the Soviets were certainly doing it, and you know that the militant factions of whatever group pull no punches. 

The myth of American exceptionalism in terms of a moral high ground is just that, a myth.  I've said it before.  There's a line there somewhere as to what we should and shouldn't do, but I have no idea where it is.  And not knowing the full truth of what we're up against, I imagine that I never will.

During the Cold War however, we actually tried to live up to it - the GWoC (global war on communism) kind of demanded it.  We acknowledged that we weren't perfect, and tried to be an example.  Now we're more like Capitalism, YAY!  There is nothing we won't do for a dollar...
71  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 27, 2013, 07:45:03 PM

Quote from: ATB on August 27, 2013, 07:11:44 PM

There is no evidence that Assad used chem weapons. There is suspected use of chem weapons on the part of the rebels.

There are an awful lot of people (who would likely be in a better position to know) who think you are wrong here.  You may wish to revise that to something along the lines of the evidence is not 100% incontrovertible (yet)....
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Chelsea (Bradley) Manning - when does gender assignment change you on: August 27, 2013, 07:41:53 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on August 27, 2013, 02:54:21 PM

Has silverjon made her way over to GT yet? This is a topic for her. I think you are supposed to respect the person's gender identity. It's their choice, not yours.

Yeah, it's a politeness/respect issue.  If the person's (the Journalist in this case) goal is to disrespect the person's chosen identity, that's what it is.  Think Bill Parcells calling Terry Glen 'she'.  Of course, people (and journalists) are under no mandate to be polite and respectful, but they will be judged as such by those who would rather see them be polite and respectful.  It's generally seen as being childish, but it can be effective.
73  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 27, 2013, 07:06:04 PM

Quote from: msduncan on August 27, 2013, 05:54:14 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 27, 2013, 05:47:51 PM

Quote from: msduncan on August 27, 2013, 05:40:28 PM


Obama has been very consistent in helping radical Islamic terror groups gain power in the Middle East.

He's just continuing the Bush era policies.  I thought you'd be pleased.   icon_wink

Last time I checked, Bush didn't back the Muslim Brotherhood in three takeover bids in three separate countries.

Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Oh, and he didn't get Bin Laden (the justification for f*cking everything up)
74  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 27, 2013, 07:04:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 27, 2013, 07:03:44 PM

We armed bin Laden at one point.

and Trained.
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 12 Monkeys remake for TV on: August 27, 2013, 07:04:11 PM
It was an ok movie.  Would I be crazy if I wanted a Monkees remake first?
76  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: August 27, 2013, 12:24:51 AM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on August 23, 2013, 03:52:38 PM


Yeah, it wasn't the brightest idea to make that the red line, when in fact it wasn't.  On the other hand, why is it our job to intervene?  We have nothing to gain but hatred, as best I can tell.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What music streaming service do you use? on: August 27, 2013, 12:09:28 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 26, 2013, 11:07:18 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on August 26, 2013, 10:49:50 PM

I went with Amazon Prime... $24.99/year, upload 250k songs, autorip any Amazon cd's you've bought.

This was me, too. 

I love the Aereo court decision that made these cloud services possible...
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What music streaming service do you use? on: August 26, 2013, 10:49:50 PM
I went with Amazon Prime... $24.99/year, upload 250k songs, autorip any Amazon cd's you've bought.
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 26, 2013, 08:21:57 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on August 26, 2013, 01:06:50 AM

Quote from: Blackhawk on August 26, 2013, 12:50:36 AM


Full disclosure: You're going to want to copy paste that. We have a system here that auto-inserts our Amazon link tag on any appropriate out-bound link posted.

Thanks to both of you (as well as FP/Rip, and the GT community for bearing with the OO-tage).
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 26, 2013, 12:46:45 AM

Quote from: FishPants on August 26, 2013, 12:34:04 AM

Thanks gang, I would rather avoid having to deal with that monthly if we can avoid it.  Let's see where we end up, servers are coming up now on other subnets (and I'm constantly nmapping ours, and there's some minor progress over the hours).  I think it's going to be a day or two though before we see it online; but I am cautiously optimistic we will see it again.

Can you post an OO-Amazon link?  I don't have it bookmarked...
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