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by KnightExemplar
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

The main issue is that while Milo Yiannopoulos is definitely a "reporter" (scare quotes on purpose) that prominently shows Gamergate in a favorable light... I don't think its fair to define any movement based on the reporters who take their side. A lot of reporters (and publications: ie B...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

I believe KrytenKoro's argument is this: 1. Gamergate had a campaign to get advertisers to stop doing business with Gawker. By doing this, they are implicitly declaring that this is a valid tactic. 2. Kellogg's recently stopped doing business with Breitbart. In response, Breitbart called this "...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Racism debate split from elections thread
Replies: 56
Views: 9232

Re: Racism debate split from elections thread

I'm going to disagree that all Trump supporters are racist assuming that the Trump campaign was racist in its nature. 1) There is no evidence that Trump supporters actually pay attention the campaign. Outside of the "build the wall" I think you will find that his supports don't have any i...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

Yeah, I'm not honestly sure how he believes this supports his argument. I don't really want to go wading around in the muck trying to figure out personal lingo and stuff in order to make the case for 'im. I'm not one for Reddit, so the whole thing looks like two factions of meanieheads engaged in a...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

Look, in what universe is this not hypocrisy? Among them is Kellogg's. Breitbart journalists and supporters then exhorted readers to boycott the brand and encouraged a #dumpkelloggs hashtag on Twitter, describing Kellogg's decision as "a disgraceful act of cowardice". This is at odds with...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 5450

Re: What is in your pockets / purse? Every Day Carry discussion

Been carrying the flashlight around... its actually useful in a lot of situations. My mailbox is about 150 feet down the street for example, and the flashlight is useful for looking around my mailbox when I'm picking up mail for example. Although the sidewalk is well lit with street-lights through t...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13870
Views: 1816953

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4515

Here lies the path of the "Total Solar Eclipse" for 2017.
by KnightExemplar
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the best battery cell?
Replies: 18
Views: 3656

Re: What's the best battery cell?

See, maybe I shouldn't get into arguments about batteries, when I don't even read the labels properly. :mrgreen: There are positives and negatives, whether or not you do read them... :P Positives and negatives are especially important with batteries in my experience. Just reverse the polarity with ...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

In that those who founded the movement already had reason to hate Sarkeesian and Quinn and had been actively trying to get Sarkeesian shut down and chase Quinn out of making games, yes. Yes, they have been whining about how morally outraged they are. And many of those who joined the movement didn't...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 660159

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-t ... SKBN1431KU

Not all is gloom and doom in Trumpland. But Uber can go ahead and fuck itself.
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the best battery cell?
Replies: 18
Views: 3656

Re: What's the best battery cell?

Possibly because some disposable batteries (button cells mostly) use lithium-ion technology. Note: There is a difference between Lithium Ion batteries (which move lithium-ions around internally), and Lithium batteries (where Lithium is used as a cathode and/or anode as part of the reaction) Lithium...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13870
Views: 1816953

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)



The wave was captured not by man, but by a buoy


Ha. I get it. It rhymes with "Boy", so the phrase is meant to read like... "Captured not by man, but by a boy". Oh man, that's so clever!
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

I see nothing wrong with responding to, say, a protest with counter-protest, or to a boycotts by boycotting in turn. That seems really fair, actually. Proportional. Neither do I. The reason I don't see anything wrong with it is because I'm not claiming that it's ethically wrong to boycott in the fi...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

KrytenKoro, this is really odd for me because I argued on your side before... in another time in a similar (but different) issue. All I can say is that your viewpoint is impractically unfair to groups that do protests of any kind. After watching many years of protests over the years... on all sides ...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

Beyond that, Operation Disrespectful Nod and Operation Baby Seal were standard, run-of-the-mill "invasions" which rally up a core group of supporters, then spam emails and/or phone calls as a form of protest. Standard /b/ culture honestly. I guess it was more common to call them "let...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the best battery cell?
Replies: 18
Views: 3656

Re: What's the best battery cell?

I don't consider them an economic waste but a waste of resources. In general , things that cost less money tend to be less strenuous on resources. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/batteries/congo-cobalt-mining-for-lithium-ion-battery/ Alkalines use much less toxic and safer-to-mine ...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:28 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the best battery cell?
Replies: 18
Views: 3656

Re: What's the best battery cell?

I don't consider them an economic waste but a waste of resources. In general , things that cost less money tend to be less strenuous on resources. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/batteries/congo-cobalt-mining-for-lithium-ion-battery/ Alkalines use much less toxic and safer-to-mine ...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

Do they believe being blocked from discussing the claims on reddit is a violation of free speech? Then what the fuck was Operation Disrespectful Nod ? For those not in the know: http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/827/561/341.png Do they believe that one should be allowed to say negati...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

The official party lines of gamergate, the things that members will admit to practicing, are mindbogglingly weird and counter-productive. One of the most common refrains on sites like gamerghazi or wehuntedthemammoth is stuff like "hey, we found an actual case of blatant corruption in gaming j...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

Gamergate was a clusterfuck because it spawned from idiots taking an asshole's meandering "expose" about his previous romantic relationship and believing it without the slightest bit of doubt or critical thinking. Based on my experience talking with Gamergaters, most of them just seemed p...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What's the best battery cell?
Replies: 18
Views: 3656

Re: What's the best battery cell?

I personally think all non-rechargable batteries are a horrendous waste, and should be banned as soon as possible. Other than that I have no clear opinion (mostly because I haven't even heard of some of these options), but the Lithium-ion batteries in my phone and laptop serve me well. The main iss...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 41
Views: 15271

Re: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

I am planning on playing really old games on this computer. Think less of Fallout 4 and more of Myst. Forget 5 years , I am going for a 10-20 year delay. Considering this, and not counting the $100 for Windows (I still have trouble believing that it costs so much), what is a more reasonable budget?...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 8582

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

I'm going to have to say that Pai Mei (Kill Bill 2) was a bigger issue for bullies / hurtful stereotypes through school rather than some random whitewashing. Well, what was more relevant in my schooldays was "The Karate Kid" but you get the idea. Random Asian kung-fu master is a hurtful st...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 660159

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-life-expectancy-declines-for-the-first-time-since-1993/2016/12/07/7dcdc7b4-bc93-11e6-91ee-1adddfe36cbe_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_lifeexpectancy-12am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.3f965560da7a Maybe there's a good reason to be p...
by KnightExemplar
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 541
Views: 102717

Re: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...

Deserves a bit better than Leafeon comparisons, though. 252+ Atk Choice Band Leafeon Leaf Blade vs. 172 HP / 0 Def Machamp: 259-306 (71.1 - 84%) -- guaranteed 2HKO 252+ Atk Choice Band Tsareena High Jump Kick vs. 172 HP / 0 Def Machamp: 265-312 (72.8 - 85.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO 252+ Atk Machamp Dyn...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 541
Views: 102717

Re: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...

Disclaimer: Only plays Battle Tower (and new incarnations). Enjoys Double battles. Singles: Does Decidueye have enough speed (or survivability) to pull off Spirit Shackle -> U-turn/Baton Pass? U-Turn is used on predicted switch-ins. The threat of Spirit Shackle will force switches. Imagine a wall T...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 41
Views: 15271

Re: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

I am planning on playing really old games on this computer. Think less of Fallout 4 and more of Myst. Forget 5 years , I am going for a 10-20 year delay. Considering this, and not counting the $100 for Windows (I still have trouble believing that it costs so much), what is a more reasonable budget?...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 8582

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

That isn't the story of Doctor Strange, though. Indeed. Perhaps people are uncomfortable with the historical Chinese Stage Magicians who achieved fame in Western culture... but these were real people and their magic tricks bedazzled Americans in the first half of the 1900s. Dr. Strange "learni...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...
Replies: 541
Views: 102717

Re: My Pokemanz, let me show you them...

I'm having issues seeing where any of the new Pokemon (aside from the Tapu / Ultra Beast legendaries) would fit in an OU team. I mean, Pheromosa is obviously good. But lets talk about the non-legendaries. Kommo-o isn't much bulkier than Garchomp on either defenses: his 75 HP greatly lowers his tanki...
by KnightExemplar
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 8582

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

But this tendency is certainly not nearly as absurdly prevalent (and absurdly beneficial) as its portrayal in our fiction. Marvel's superheroes are generally superhumanly smart. Dr. Strange, Ant-man (well, the comic version anyway), Ironman, Spiderman, Mr. Fantastic, Hulk / Bruce Banner, Professor ...
by KnightExemplar
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 8582

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

Batman is a classic example of the white Westerner who travels to the East and masters Eastern disciplines better than actual Easterners who grew up amidst it. I think the opposite is true in Anime however. In the Type-Moon universe (Fate/Stay, Tsukihime, and Kara no Kyokai), I'd argue that the Aoz...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Remote controller for itunes
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: Remote controller for itunes

My understanding is that some motherboards have "CIR" (consumer IR) remotes available for them. There are also USB-sticks that can take infrared signals to control a computer. There are also Wifi and Bluetooth. As far as reliability goes, I've had the most reliable connection with Infrared...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 8582

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

And yet they're made in the US, in English, generally set in the US, starring American actors. So I think it's fair to say they're supposed to represent US culture, but don't represent US population (because it's mostly, as mentioned, white het men etc.). Actually the movie was filmed at a number o...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 107398

Re: Gamergate

KrytenKoro: you do not hold a monopoly on "caring" for issues. I care and that's why I respond at all. On Gamergate, my caring level has greatly diminished in the past two years however. I'll reserve my hyperventilating for the actual Donald Trump topic. As for the rest of your post: Ad H...
by KnightExemplar
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mister Doctor [Strange]
Replies: 77
Views: 8582

Re: Mister Doctor [Strange]

Since he was, however, the latter some change was required and I like the direction they went because Tilda Swinton did a really good job IMO. Just casting any actor of SE Asian heritage wouldn't be an automatic improvement for the quality of the film even if we ignore the major issue of treating a...
by KnightExemplar
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 660159

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Pretending religious and cultural intolerance are somehow categorically different from racism... Aren't they? Race only affects how a person looks; culture and religion affect how people behave. Race is as much a social construct as religion and culture. Perceptions of race correlate with how peopl...
by KnightExemplar
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 660159

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

So I answered your question, can you answer mine? Have you ever been able to hold a conversation with a Trump supporter and successfully convince them of anything while holding the racism thing over them? As I stated earlier: the really racist Trump supporters don't give a fuck, and the non-racist ...
by KnightExemplar
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 660159

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

(Also, as mentioned before, *everyone* who voted for Trump chose a racist (perceived) solution to their problems, which is a racist choice. The lecture might be ineffective because people of all political persuasions prefer to ignore arguments about their own shortcomings, but that doesn't mean it'...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 660159

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

(Also, as mentioned before, *everyone* who voted for Trump chose a racist (perceived) solution to their problems, which is a racist choice. The lecture might be ineffective because people of all political persuasions prefer to ignore arguments about their own shortcomings, but that doesn't mean it'...
by KnightExemplar
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 660159

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Just posting something that was in another thread (the Gamergate Thread). Its basically turned into a Trump topic, so I think it belongs here instead. KrytenKoro: you do not hold a monopoly on "caring" for issues. I care and that's why I respond at all. On Gamergate, my caring level has gr...

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