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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How long is your average gaming session? on: February 17, 2014, 09:58:36 PM
Two hours or a little over more often than not, although PC time in general is far longer. Just not exclusive to gaming.
82  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ted Cruz: The Alienator on: February 17, 2014, 09:44:04 PM
On this particular issue I think it is important to note when Cruz was trying to fight the CR he was told by his cohorts to not fight it and they would join him in the fight come debt ceiling time. Lesson being when you use lies and deception to persuade a child to do something don't be surprised when he throws a childish tantrum when you fail to honor your promises that you never intended to honor. McConnell and Cornyn may not like what the monster does but they would be wise to realize they are key in motivating its behavior towrd them.

Perfect example of why our political process is broken with little hopes of real compromises ever getting traction. Everyone pretty much knows that compromise is synonymous with capitulation.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: February 17, 2014, 06:28:02 PM
That sinkhole may be coming, I think I see a crack forming in the last picture under that yellow jeepme thing.
84  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ted Cruz: The Alienator on: February 17, 2014, 06:21:27 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on February 17, 2014, 12:13:37 PM

Edited and replaced with stupid, or is that to harsh for you guys too???

Nothing personal dude, you can be as harsh as you want. Just better to keep it harsh with the person(s) intended without being harsh on people that have nothing to do with it.
85  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ted Cruz: The Alienator on: February 17, 2014, 10:31:39 AM
Yea, unlike many of the other disgusting terms that violate the PC crowd you don't hear them using it to refer to each other and is a group of people not in a position to really defend themselves, therefore we REALLY should. No reason to attack each other for using it but I applaud the use of it being called out as not cool.

The word has a number of correct uses but referring to ANY person is not one of them. There are plenty of other terms that get the point across just as well without demeaning a group of people who don't deserve it.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: February 17, 2014, 10:21:34 AM
Shame you didn't find a sinkhole.    icon_biggrin
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: February 15, 2014, 05:56:04 PM
Were there lots of cool robomotorcycle scenes?
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: January 25, 2014, 05:24:26 AM
I find turning run plays on helps, especially if you run the play well and hit themat the spot they are intended to shoot. Setting picks also seems to helps get them pushing it into the paint.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: January 23, 2014, 11:55:23 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 22, 2014, 08:03:13 PM


Nice Doo!

But yea I hate stuff like that. I get a couple times the inbounder just throws it behind the guy and it goes straight out of bounds. Or the one that really pisses me off a teammate runs right into me after I come across half court and boot the ball all the way to the ther end. I am thinking it is the logic wanting some unforced turnovers and getting them however it needs to.

BTW, do you let anyone else shoot at all?
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: January 23, 2014, 11:45:02 AM
2K14 on the PC isn't even the same game as the nextgen console version. It still has Association mode instead of MyGM, etc.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Looper on: January 14, 2014, 09:41:16 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 14, 2014, 12:01:52 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 13, 2014, 11:02:23 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 13, 2014, 10:31:17 PM

As it happens, the postman just brought the Looper disk today. Will probably watch it tomorrow night.
now, you'll need to remember to time travel back after watching it to hand it to the postman so he can hand it to you.  after you invent the time travel machine/get it back from Rufus. 
Whoa man, you blew my mind. There's a future me that's already seen it! I wonder if he will post here.

He would but I killed him as soon as he finished it.

I would suggest not watching it unarmed.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar virgin no longer [Rocksmith related] on: January 05, 2014, 07:41:03 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 04, 2014, 03:41:13 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 01, 2014, 02:23:39 AM

Learning how.   I have always played percussion, so lead guitar and bass are completely new.   I'm putting in the time too - I practice pretty much every day.  Guess that is a testament to RS2014 as the previous version was abandoned pretty quickly.  

My strings?   7 bucks.  Laura's bass strings?  30!

I will post her guitar pic tomorrow.   smile

Ok, sorry - as promised, here's my guitar and my wife's bass.  Her bass is a 1970 Ampeg "Big Stud" bass - a gift from her father.   And yes, you are goddamned right that room is Saint's Row purple.  



Can we see a pick of your big dildo bat as well?

 icon_biggrin
93  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: And a baby Jesus was born. on: December 25, 2013, 02:53:02 PM
Did you turn in to a troll for xmas?
94  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 23, 2013, 09:52:34 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on December 23, 2013, 12:30:34 PM

Quote from: The Atlantic
Tolerance is not the same thing as acceptance, and acceptance is not the same thing as an endorsement. The message A&E’s decision sends is that there is zero tolerance on television for Christians who are conscientious objectors to homosexuality. More than that, it implicitly suggests that the campaign for tolerance has advanced to a campaign to pressure 45 percent of Americans to recant their beliefs and endorse a lifestyle to which they are opposed, conscience be damned.


A&E did a quick cost-benefit analysis and concluded that publicly distancing themselves from Robertson was less costly than catering to the ever-shrinking percentage of people who agree with him.  That's not zero-tolerance political correctness -- it's capitalism.

-Autistic Angel

They need to find a better bean counter for that cost/benefit analysis. They seem to have forgotten that capitalism is about making more money not less.
95  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 23, 2013, 09:49:47 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on December 23, 2013, 06:19:04 AM

Quote from: Rip on December 23, 2013, 06:02:29 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on December 23, 2013, 04:40:03 AM

Quote from: Rip on December 23, 2013, 03:43:28 AM

Quote from: Mormech on December 22, 2013, 07:36:48 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 21, 2013, 03:33:10 PM

This has nothing to do with belittling anyones religion and everything to do about not being tolerant of bigotry and hate.  Robertson happened to cloak his bigotry in in the Bible, hence why its even brought into play.

The reason there's so much confusion here is because his bigotry is mirrored by bigotry in the Bible.  I don't think there's any denying that the Bible is a bigoted, homophobic book in its own right.  So, when attacking his bigotry, he can claim that the Bible is being attacked, despite the fact that his elaborations are even worse than what the Bible said.

Both Phil AND the Bible should be getting condemned by society here, not just one or the other.


Are you going to condemn the Quran and Muhammad while you are at it?

And straw men! Let's condemn straw men as well!

So the Bible is a bigoted homophobic book but the Quran is not?

It is only a strawman if they are not the same on this point. I think you will find they are identical in their feelings on homosexuality. To call one bigoted and homophobic and not the other is disingenuous.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/026-homosexuality.htm

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Islam goes beyond mere disapproval of homosexuality.  Sharia teaches that homosexuality is a vile form of fornication, punishable by death.

So your argument is that anytime someone condemns one bigoted homophobic book it only counts if you condemn them all?

Exactly, hypocritical condemnations don't count.
96  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 23, 2013, 06:02:29 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on December 23, 2013, 04:40:03 AM

Quote from: Rip on December 23, 2013, 03:43:28 AM

Quote from: Mormech on December 22, 2013, 07:36:48 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 21, 2013, 03:33:10 PM

This has nothing to do with belittling anyones religion and everything to do about not being tolerant of bigotry and hate.  Robertson happened to cloak his bigotry in in the Bible, hence why its even brought into play.

The reason there's so much confusion here is because his bigotry is mirrored by bigotry in the Bible.  I don't think there's any denying that the Bible is a bigoted, homophobic book in its own right.  So, when attacking his bigotry, he can claim that the Bible is being attacked, despite the fact that his elaborations are even worse than what the Bible said.

Both Phil AND the Bible should be getting condemned by society here, not just one or the other.


Are you going to condemn the Quran and Muhammad while you are at it?

And straw men! Let's condemn straw men as well!

So the Bible is a bigoted homophobic book but the Quran is not?

It is only a strawman if they are not the same on this point. I think you will find they are identical in their feelings on homosexuality. To call one bigoted and homophobic and not the other is disingenuous.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Quran/026-homosexuality.htm

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Islam goes beyond mere disapproval of homosexuality.  Sharia teaches that homosexuality is a vile form of fornication, punishable by death.
97  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 23, 2013, 03:43:28 AM

Quote from: Mormech on December 22, 2013, 07:36:48 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 21, 2013, 03:33:10 PM

This has nothing to do with belittling anyones religion and everything to do about not being tolerant of bigotry and hate.  Robertson happened to cloak his bigotry in in the Bible, hence why its even brought into play.

The reason there's so much confusion here is because his bigotry is mirrored by bigotry in the Bible.  I don't think there's any denying that the Bible is a bigoted, homophobic book in its own right.  So, when attacking his bigotry, he can claim that the Bible is being attacked, despite the fact that his elaborations are even worse than what the Bible said.

Both Phil AND the Bible should be getting condemned by society here, not just one or the other.

Are you going to condemn the Quran and Muhammad while you are at it?
98  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: North Korea threatens final destruction of South Korea (now with Uncle killing!) on: December 23, 2013, 03:38:51 AM
You people need to get the fax facts straight.

 icon_biggrin
99  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 22, 2013, 09:24:39 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on December 22, 2013, 04:13:52 AM

Quote from: Rip on December 21, 2013, 10:45:06 PM

My grandfather lived through it and he told me he never witnessed anyone mistreating any black people.  I am quite sure he was being truthful. was he a liar, racist, or maybe just maybe he didn't witness any. That is a stretch from saying it didn't happen and IMHO in no way minishes the events of mistreatment that DID happen.


In the segregationist South, black people were frequently barred from commercial establishments and were subject to all manner of arbitrary restrictions in places they were allowed to enter.  "Coloreds" were only allowed to drink from that water fountain, sit in those seats, attend that school, apply for that job or earn that fraction of the money a white person would get for the same work.  Every facet of those communities were engineered to ostracize black citizens and emphasize their second-class status.

I consider that mistreatment, and that's before we get to the parts with the fire hoses, attack dogs, and public lynchings.  Where, specifically, was your grandfather when he "lived through it" and can't recall anything black folks might have found upsetting?

-Autistic Angel

Farming his land in central Indiana. Of course he was probably lucky if he saw more than a dozen people a month.

You have to remember how much area was rural back then and not everywhere was filled with negro hating, cross burning former slave owners. A lot of those farmers and poor uneducated white folk had ancestors that fought for the union in the Civil War and were just as repulsed by the actions and opinions of the numerous racists that existed at the time.

Also I didn't say he didn't recall it I said he never SAW it, which is exactly what Phil said. Big difference.
100  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 21, 2013, 10:45:06 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 21, 2013, 04:18:41 PM

Identifying someone as black isn't the issue.  The issue is his wave-of-the-hand dismissal of the challenges African-Americans faced because he "didn't see them".

I'll bet that those who lived through the pre-Civil Rights era would strongly disagree about the lack of mistreatment.  Just IMO, of course.

My grandfather lived through it and he told me he never witnessed anyone mistreating any black people.  I am quite sure he was being truthful. was he a liar, racist, or maybe just maybe he didn't witness any. That is a stretch from saying it didn't happen and IMHO in no way minishes the events of mistreatment that DID happen.
101  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 21, 2013, 10:41:57 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 21, 2013, 04:18:41 PM

Identifying someone as black isn't the issue.  The issue is his wave-of-the-hand dismissal of the challenges African-Americans faced because he "didn't see them".

I'll bet that those who lived through the pre-Civil Rights era would strongly disagree about the lack of mistreatment.  Just IMO, of course.

I don't see where his saying he didn't witness it is equal to saying it didn't exist. If I say I never saw any Jews persecuted mean I am dismissing what they have been subjected to. If I say I have never personally seen any gays beaten up or ridiculed am I dismissing the evidence that they have. Sounds like people are attaching meaning to his words that isn't there.

Perhaps it would be preferential for him to dawn the proverbial Hillary negro accent and profess a bunch of lies to tell people what they would like to hear like he was running for office?
102  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Duck Dynasty on: December 21, 2013, 05:21:22 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 20, 2013, 04:10:31 PM

Quote from: Gratch on December 20, 2013, 02:05:36 PM

While I'm sure it's going to cost them significantly, I applaud A&E for having the balls to show that they're not willing to have the guy spouting bigoted and racist bullshit be one of the major public faces representing their network. 
hopefully it will just kill the show.

Hardly, just going to make it even more popular. Just maybe not on A&E. Although I suspect A&E will work hard to prevent that from happening.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: December 11, 2013, 12:26:04 AM
Could be the simulation logic doing that. I never accel the game. I like to watch the team and see how they play without me.

Also make sure you turn on the display of plays in the presentation settings and also "Run Plays" wherever that setting is. Without playcalling on the game turns into an Isolation/Pick and Roll fest.
104  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 'Historic mistake': Israelis, Republicans condemn Iran nuclear deal on: November 24, 2013, 06:12:35 PM
I put up a poll on OO to see how many people think this will work.

Another move that has an unexpected upside for me. I never expected it to be possible to push Israel and Saudi Arabia into becoming allies, but there you have it.
105  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Harry Reid Leaning Toward Filibuster Reform Vote This Week on: November 23, 2013, 07:47:11 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on November 23, 2013, 03:20:31 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 23, 2013, 05:45:06 AM

No outrage at this?

What if the repubs had done it?


I'm not sure what question you're asking.

If you're wondering whether there would be outrage if modern day Republicans suddenly voted en masse to strip away their own ability to filibuster presidential appointments for no reason, I think Conservative voters would be absolutely livid.  These Republicans were elected on an open platform of generating gridlock, rejecting all compromise, and absolutely blocking every action President Obama tries to take.  Giving up one of the main obstruction tools would guarantee they'd be primaried by challengers even further to the Right.

Or are you wondering about the outrage level if we lived in an alternate dimension where Democrats had spent half a decade abusing parliamentary procedures to frustrate a Republican president -- repeatedly wounding the national economy in the process -- and now a Republican majority was finally taking steps to reinstate a minimal level of governmental functionality?  In that case, I'd point out that people in such a universe would say "goodbye" when they arrived, "hello" when they left, and that "outrage" would be a synonym for "euphoric indifference."  It would also be against the law.

-Autistic Angel

Well there is one thing that can be confirmed without the need of Congress. That you are obtuse.

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106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on: November 22, 2013, 05:52:03 AM

Quote from: rittchard on November 21, 2013, 11:05:32 PM

Whatever!  I finally got some Agent Ward beefcake!!!

You could at least wipe it off now.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Person of Interest - Season 3 starting on: November 20, 2013, 04:35:17 AM
The death of a main character and it wasn't who everyone thought.

Spoiler for Hiden:
We will miss you Det. Carter.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: November 19, 2013, 01:59:39 PM
PS4/XBone version is totally different than current gen versions. Next gen appears to me to be a move in the "Free to Pay again" direction.

It looks nice but microtransactions are the devil!
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NBA2k14 on: November 18, 2013, 11:24:25 PM
Are we talking the next gen PS4 version or current gen? I play current gen on the PC but would lke to check out the next gen version. Just not enough to by a PS4.
110  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford - the Pure Embodiment of Political Nonsense! on: November 16, 2013, 05:32:42 AM
He could have meant cat. Now you know what happened to all those stray cats in Toronto.
111  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford - the Pure Embodiment of Political Nonsense! on: November 08, 2013, 07:20:53 AM
I can't watch anything of this guy without cracking up, he makes me think of Chris Farley too much.

It isn't enough that he looks like him but it seems everything he does looks like it could come right out of one of his skits.

112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: November 05, 2013, 04:53:52 AM
I watched like three hours of video of people playing this weekend.   smoke

I figure by the time it comes out on the PC I will already know the storyline paths and where all the cool shit is hidden. I can see my son now watching me play after just downloading it and going right to everything.

"How did you know that was there?" How did you know that?"

I will just smirk and tell him it is because daddy is ten times the gamer you will ever be. I know where to find loot in games they haven't even written yet.

 icon_biggrin
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Week 9 on: November 05, 2013, 04:48:19 AM
Andre Johnson is a ball hog.

Oh wait that is basketball isn't it?    unibrow
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shooting at LAX on: November 04, 2013, 11:07:14 PM
If you want to throw your opinion out there don't be surprised when there are people who think your opinion stinks, and when that opinion is on a controversial issue to think it won't illicit a response is ludicrus.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Shooting at LAX on: November 04, 2013, 06:45:54 PM
http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/compareyears/194/rate_of_gun_homicide

Yet the rate of gun homicides per 100K people is as low as it has been for sometime.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Week 9 on: November 04, 2013, 12:07:44 AM
naednek we saw what you did!

Deleting it WILL NOT undo the damage.    Tongue
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I just made a new thread on: November 02, 2013, 06:57:04 PM

Quote from: Scraper on November 01, 2013, 02:40:30 PM

Why hasn't a mod responded?

Because this is a boys club full of elitists.
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I just made a new thread on: October 31, 2013, 11:08:28 PM

Quote from: Exodor on October 31, 2013, 11:04:07 PM

I just posted in this thread.





Just make sure you clean it up.
119  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: October 30, 2013, 04:36:55 AM

Quote from: Purge on October 30, 2013, 04:25:27 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 30, 2013, 04:14:43 AM

goddamn...



Magic is dead. I've heard her talk.

Nothing a ball gag won't fix.
120  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: What will Obama's Scandals Be? on: October 30, 2013, 04:35:40 AM
The only thing that surprises me is how many people actually thought that when he said "No matter what you have heard, I'm telling you. You can keep you insurance if you like it. You can keep your doctor."

Dupes.

Anyway in reference to this piece of the lie.

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None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those policies even though they don’t meet requirements of the new health care law. But the Department of Health and Human Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date -- the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example -- the policy would not be grandfathered.

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Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.” 
That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.
Yet President Obama, who had promised in 2009, “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan,” was still saying in 2012, “If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.”
“This says that when they made the promise, they knew half the people in this market outright couldn’t keep what they had and then they wrote the rules so that others couldn’t make it either,” said  Robert Laszewski, of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, a consultant who works for health industry firms. Laszewski estimates that 80 percent of those in the individual market will not be able to keep their current policies and will have to buy insurance that meets requirements of the new law, which generally requires a richer package of benefits than most policies today.

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/28/21213547-obama-admin-knew-millions-could-not-keep-their-health-insurance

Note that is an NBC story, where if it is about the administration and it bad you know it has to be true or no way in hell would they print it.

Face it what he aws saying was not true and HE KNEW it. Well in as much as he seems to know anything.
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