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by Chen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14772
Views: 2219085

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

But self-driving cars will definitely be 140% reliable! Each of those 4 cases was the driver not properly reading the sat nav. Those are all examples of WHY self-driving cars will be better. Also the first article mentions NOTHING about sat nav except in the headline. And the last 3 articles are li...
by Chen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 484693

Re: Therian Saga

Well, you know, with my life and burnout and being moderated by Blizz... I might quit all girlish games too. But: I gotta say I have obsessive thoughts about perfection so, while "grindy" sounds absolutely injustices and travesties. I still might try it yet: Not if it's as bad as Blizz's ...
by Chen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Therian Saga
Replies: 3173
Views: 484693

Re: Therian Saga

Haven't been in game for a while but the crafting system was very deep (was basically the whole game). But was quite grindy and it got ridiculously worse with each high end update, if you wanted to be at the high end. Led to burnout which is why I stopped playing. That was quite a while ago so its p...
by Chen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885293

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Apparently sometimes people have defended themselves in court after shooting police bursting into their homes like that using that rationale. "I thought I was under attack and defended myself". Happened in Quebec about 10 years ago. The guy was acquitted IIRC after he shot and killed one ...
by Chen
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What do you want to know about a comic con?
Replies: 46
Views: 5798

Re: What do you want to know about a comic con?

Wait, what? Thor is a job title? Sorta. Mjolnir's inscription is "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor." So if you're worthy to wield the hammer you get Thor's powers. I think it's somewhat confusing since Odin's son is also named Thor but anyone e...
by Chen
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: What do you want to know about a comic con?
Replies: 46
Views: 5798

Re: What do you want to know about a comic con?

Changing established characters on a whim is just tokenism of the worst sort. Especially if there's no real indication of why such a change would take place. Why would Clark suddenly transition to Carla. There has been zero indication of any type of dysphoria or any inkling of him being transgender....
by Chen
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 436097

Re: Trump presidency

You can have rules governing things like behavior and dress, sure. If you are wearing a clan robe, it's because you want to be disruptive. Being an asshole is disruptive. On the other hand, wearing clothes that are generally considered acceptable and part of that person's religion or culture is not...
by Chen
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 436097

Re: Trump presidency

IIRC the opinion of the appeals court is that you have to provide the same service to every customer if you are open to the public. If that's making a wedding cake, then that's what it is. If you are asked to make a wedding cake that's different from what you would sell to other customers, you can ...
by Chen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 12098

Re: Winfrey presidency

Wow I didn't know George Jr. helped homeless men and women. I kinda find that hot hot. Anyways, we all believe psuedoscientific stuff in my opinion. I know [citation needed] heavily a lot. I can only offer anecdotes not hard data. Yet in my experience in everyday life we find ways to cope with soci...
by Chen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14772
Views: 2219085

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

The people who bought the street qualified their "middle-class" status by saying "for San Francisco". This is one rich person attempting to exploit a bunch of other richer people. @elasto: I'll grant I didn't read the whole article but most seemed like willful bad acts there rath...
by Chen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14772
Views: 2219085

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

What mistake did the city make? Have you ever seen how much a burden poor reporting puts on local government. The neighborhood association has the assets to afford an accountant to take care of things. Their side screwed up. It is not the governments job to hold their hand on this and such hand hol...
by Chen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars galaxy of heroes
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: Star Wars galaxy of heroes

Im still playing. At around 1.8M GP also in a solid 100M guild. Currently working on imperial trooper ( just zeta'd Veers) and Nightsisters for DS TB and TW. Not sure who I'll work on after that. Rumor is Revan is coming so partially farming sith assassin and trooper in case they're needed.
by Chen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14772
Views: 2219085

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

Its hilarious how people side with this "middle class" couple because the action is against richer people. Taking advantage of the homeowners AND city's mistake regarding this ridiculous tax bill is not an action that should be cheered on.
by Chen
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 12098

Re: Winfrey presidency

Thesh wrote:Her willingness to sell pseudoscientific bullshit to people who don't know better makes me very skeptical of her. From a political standpoint, I have no clue what she cares about or would stand up for.


100% this. What are people basing this "Oprah is a good candidate" thing on?
by Chen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13442

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

The now is unnecessary. Star Wars has always done pretty much all of this and has certainly always been a fantasy story in space rather than a proper sci-fi story. Yeah this. For gods sake you have people manually piloting fighters and turrets shooting at craft going through space. Which means they...
by Chen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13442

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Ok, fine, not in the way that allows stuff to *fall* like that anyway Still unacceptable. From memory, they were above a planet. If they weren't in orbit then yes, things do indeed fall in space. Now, maybe not in quite the direction you would like, but things are still gravitating. They were prett...
by Chen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13442

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

And it is internally consistent or at least as much as anything else in Star Wars. But with regards to ramming it's not consistent at all. Why didn't they just use the other ships that ran out of fuel, to ram the enemy ships instead of just letting them slowly drift towards them, if ramming is a fu...
by Chen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 34057

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

The company is just not gonna give her a free phone and pay for it. And the fetish for brainstorming forceful interventions on sexual harassment victims is just gonna make it worse. They are gonna say it's Her Job to ward off unwanted comments/attentions. Or else she's going to get marked up again....
by Chen
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 34057

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

We use phone reimbursements instead of giving out phones, but that's a good idea for those that still get company phones. I just never considered this as an issue, just thought she was really private, and insubordinate. What do you mean by"big deal job ought to pay work place hazard"? Do ...
by Chen
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13442

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

even a fairy tale like SW ought to be internally consistent. if you pull a magic superweapon out of your ass after 2 hours of running away, you have to expect the audience to ask why you didn't do so earlier. This exactly. Or why you didn't use that type of superweapon earlier. How many pilots and ...
by Chen
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13442

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Internet sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic really have a sample bias problem too. You'll get a lot more of the extreme viewpoints being shared. Someone who REALLY disliked it will probably be more likely to post than someone who felt it was ok, but not great. For Rotten Tomatoes this is part...
by Chen
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885293

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The notion that the only thing standing between us and murder is the threat of punishment isn't cynical; it's absurd. Well there are people who kill nowadays, premeditated, while there still is the threat of punishment. There are definitely people out there who would do so if there was in fact no p...
by Chen
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885293

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Fine; make it a penny. If you still want to be absurdly pedantic, make it the smallest denomination possible from the lowest value currency currently available. The point isn't to figure out at what point people will murder for money; the point is to determine whether or not people can stomach prov...
by Chen
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885293

Re: Police misbehavior thread

We also have the highest incarceration rate . Again, there are two explanations: Either we have the most dangerous criminals in the world -- or we just insist on behaving like we do. Which seems more likely? The latter is more what I was looking at. That's not purely a police issue. There's clearly...
by Chen
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885293

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I don't know what number would be acceptable; I do know that 1000 is not acceptable. I also know that the information we have about these incidents is largely provided to us by the police themselves -- which, given what we've already learned about their inability to self-report, makes all of it hig...
by Chen
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885293

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The number of people shot and killed by police was, by current estimates, approximately 1000 . The number of people just flat-out killed by police (via any means) is significantly higher, but we'll focus on police shootings for now. Even looking at the database from the Washington post a lot of tho...
by Chen
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13442

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

He calls him "the son of Skywalker". Yeah both the original scene and the redone scene don't make much sense with Vader being the Skywalker they're talking about. I didn't realize the first one I watched was the changed one. Frankly it's even worse then, you'd think he would have FIXED th...
by Chen
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13442

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I suppose my thought is more along the lines of the narrative arc and thematic focus rather than on the mechanical adherence to the three-movie-format. IE: When Lucas was initially coming up with the Star Wars universe he had plotted out a large part of the first two trilogies (IIRC he had a third ...
by Chen
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1798
Views: 275712

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

4) If asking that the drug companies charge Americans the same price they charge everyone else is jingoistic, then call me the most xenophobic asshole you ever met, because I'm sick and tired of being charged up the ass for the same drugs that everyone else gets. The US has the most expensive healt...
by Chen
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13442

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

More TLJ gripes: It's also really weird that Luke was so murdery. Like, this is the dude that laid down his lightsaber rather than strike Vader. But he has one feeling, and suddenly he wants to kill his nephew in his sleep. And then you have him saying things like "I've felt power like...
by Chen
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13442

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Problems I had with the film: 1. Flying magical jedi space jesus. 2. That the above is Leia. This was literally the strangest, dumbest thing they could have done. The entire sequence was unnecessary, sets up nothing, and was freaking strange. 3. We spend like an hour with the movie fanboying over L...
by Chen
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts

I mean, I'd certainly look at a $1 lootbox and a 33% chance of getting the thing I want as "eh, okay, I'll probably spend a few bucks trying", whereas realizing that something is an insanely rare drop rate would discourage ever trying. I'm not a huge lootbox fan to begin with, granted, bu...
by Chen
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 436097

Re: Trump presidency

Oh boy are they going to be mad when they realize that trickle down is a lie, and doesn't result in boosting the economy. Unless there's a major crash or individuals start losing out personally it's not going to change anything. People look at what they're gaining or losing for the most part. Certa...
by Chen
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13442

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

You quoted instead of spoilered that last bit. Please fix that. I already knew that but people are going to be pissed otherwise!
by Chen
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts

Congratulations on not having an addictive personality then, or having a child who doesn't yet fully understand money and cost systems but is accidentally playing on a device with access to your credit card. The latter just shouldn't be happening, that's on the parent. The former I do agree with. T...
by Chen
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 55
Views: 4742

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

What the heck you do title a sequel to "Infinity War"? I would assume "Infinity War: Part 2". I am a bit surprised to see that movie listed as untitled. Because it's not a sequel right? I thought infinity wars was going to be split in two? That was the original intent with the n...
by Chen
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic
Replies: 538
Views: 34057

Re: Sexual Harrassment Epidemic

How the Republicans must be laughing all the way to the bank. Democrat sexual harrassers getting booted by their constituents while the Republican constituents just don't believe any harassment stories about their side. That's like Win-Win...you know, except for human decency and all.
by Chen
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 12788

Re: Let's talk about Net Nutrality in 2017

The bigger problem is the quasi monopolies ISPs have on various regions. If it was simple for another company to come in and compete this Net Neutrality stuff would probably be an afterthought since you'd be able to have specialized ISPs that are anti or pro porn, using the example given. The number...
by Chen
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts

MtG has traditionally sheltered itself from such things with it's rarity spread. IE, a magic pack has 1 rare, 3 uncommons, 10 commons, and 1 foil. Same ratio, every pack. So, no real gambling. You pay your money, you get your thing. Now, the secondary market does indeed price some rares far differe...
by Chen
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts
Replies: 26
Views: 3048

Re: Loot Boxes and Battlefronts

The problem I have with Belgium's statement is it should apply to things like MTG or even baseball cards. You're guaranteed something in them, but the value has extreme variance. Are these also going to get banned? Otherwise its purely hopping on a bandwagon for political gain.

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