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Forum: General Gaming Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 15,121
Posted By John
I don't know that fighting games are dying, but...

I don't know that fighting games are dying, but they are less popular than they used to be, and developers need to recognize that and work with it.

Fighting games were always the stars of arcades,...
Forum: Serious Discussion Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 585
Posted By John
The fact that he's refused to pay taxes and...

The fact that he's refused to pay taxes and threatened to kill lawful peace officers? The fact that he's accumulated $1 million in fees and fines rather than pay for grazing rights? The fact that...
Forum: Serious Discussion Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,019
Posted By John
Leaked Frat Emails Reveal Dudebro Life »...

Leaked Frat Emails Reveal Dudebro Life » Dispatches from the Culture Wars (http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2014/04/23/leaked-frat-emails-reveal-dudebro-life/)

See, stuff like that, or the...
Forum: Serious Discussion Yesterday, 07:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,484
Posted By John
But does the fact that it may be harmful to...

But does the fact that it may be harmful to individuals make it fine to legally ban it? I mean, so, so, many things are dangerous (skydiving, say) yet still legal.
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-22-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 585
Posted By John
Whee: "Clark County property records show...

Whee:

"Clark County property records show Cliven Bundy’s parents moved from Bundyville, Arizona and bought the 160 acre ranch in 1948 from Raoul and Ruth Leavitt.

Water rights were transferred...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,989
Posted By John
See, that's just awesome. There totes needs to be...

See, that's just awesome. There totes needs to be a kid who does the same thing when they inevitably remake ID.
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-21-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,019
Posted By John
It occurs to me that incestual necrophilia should...

It occurs to me that incestual necrophilia should be more acceptable than either alone: The next of kin would usually have quite a bit of say in how a body is disposed of, so worries about...
Forum: General Gaming 04-19-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By John
Spore is...interesting. The creature creation is...

Spore is...interesting. The creature creation is lots of fun, and the 2nd and 5th stages of gameplay are fun, but the rest is "meh" at best.

You start off playing as...a microbe, or something, and...
Forum: Technology 04-19-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 107
Posted By John
I mentioned this in VM, but may as well post it...

I mentioned this in VM, but may as well post it here for posterity and anyone else with a similar problem:

Using ReadyBoost...
Forum: Technology 04-19-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 107
Posted By John
Alright, the HP website says that you can indeed...

Alright, the HP website says that you can indeed increase the RAM. It doesn't say what the max it'll take is, but I'd be amazed if it's less than 4GB. 4GB of DDR2 laptop RAM will set you back almost...
Forum: Technology 04-18-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 107
Posted By John
1GB of RAM? Yeah, there's your problem. If...

1GB of RAM? Yeah, there's your problem.

If you can, I'd swap out the RAM. 4GB of RAM for a laptop will set you back only something like $50 for something that'll work well enough. What model of...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 585
Posted By John
I find his argument that the land is his because...

I find his argument that the land is his because his family lived on it before the feds claimed it (which is false) funny. I wonder what the native Americans in the area think of that idea. :P
Forum: General Gaming 04-17-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 15,578
Posted By John
Yeah, alright, FemShep counts, I had forgotten...

Yeah, alright, FemShep counts, I had forgotten about her.
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-17-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By John
I know my view is controversial here, but I'd...

I know my view is controversial here, but I'd argue that it's the "punching up" vs. "punching down" dichotomy. Jokes just aren't funny when they're by the powerful and attacking the powerless....
Forum: Entertainment Media 04-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 262
Posted By John
Drama, eh? With deep stories. Steins;Gate ...

Drama, eh? With deep stories.

Steins;Gate
Sci-Fi drama/comedy involving time travel and conspiracies.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Very cyberpunk, with a story that can be...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-12-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,740
Posted By John
The big problem with her reaction, and it's an...

The big problem with her reaction, and it's an understandable but unfortunate one, is that she didn't reconsider her stance when new evidence was presented. The initial tweet wouldn't have gotten me...
Forum: Technology 04-09-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 168
Posted By John
I can remember when everyone hated XP. It was the...

I can remember when everyone hated XP. It was the first Microsoft home OS without DOS support, breaking a bunch of Windows 95/98 games that ran in DOS mode. It was the first Windows OS to have any...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-09-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 115,192
Posted By John
One thing I've just noticed: 17 people picked the...

One thing I've just noticed: 17 people picked the US, which I'd normally write off as people deliberately picking wrong/pointing somewhere random...but well over half (11) of those are in Alaska,...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-07-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 22,546
Posted By John
Why is it taboo, though? Why should it be taboo?...

Why is it taboo, though? Why should it be taboo? What's wrong with children knowing about it? How can a sexual orientation be abused?



I think your etymology is off. There have been lots of...
Forum: General Gaming 04-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By John
Having worked with goats, I gotta say, they're...

Having worked with goats, I gotta say, they're awesome animals in the real-world: Friendly, smart, and fuzzy. They're like dogs with hooves and acrobatic skill.
Forum: General Gaming 04-06-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 15,578
Posted By John
Hinting? GOG has outright stated...

Hinting? GOG has outright stated (http://www.gog.com/news/gogcom_soon_on_more_platforms) that they're porting titles to Linux. :P
Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-05-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,555
Posted By John
Other-peoples' babies are adorable....

Other-peoples' babies are adorable. Other-peoples' toddlers even moreso. That said, I'm pretty sure I'd be a poor parent: I procrastinate, I like quiet, and I think I'd quickly grow tired of living...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-04-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 115,192
Posted By John
Me, I'd go even further than Canada: A cap per...

Me, I'd go even further than Canada: A cap per candidate on campaign spending tied to the median income. Say, 100x the median for the country.
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-03-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 115,192
Posted By John
It's less that his political opinion differs...

It's less that his political opinion differs (though Mozilla has a large number of openly-gay employees who voiced concern about working for someone who was opposed to them) and more that he worked...
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-03-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 115,192
Posted By John
So, Mozilla's new CEO has stepped down. I...

So, Mozilla's new CEO has stepped down.

I suspect internal strife at Mozilla was more of a factor than his donations to anti-SSM campaigns, but whatever.

What's really impressive is how...
Forum: General Gaming 04-02-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By John
I've not played it, but it is worth noting that...

I've not played it, but it is worth noting that it started out as a Game-Jam-Esque "Let's throw something together in a day to test out this new engine" and then grew into a "Everyone's asking us to...
Forum: Technology 04-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By John
Calibrate your display...

Calibrate your display (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/calibrate-your-display)
Forum: Serious Discussion 04-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 115,192
Posted By John
I can't part with FF either (mostly because it...

I can't part with FF either (mostly because it remains the only remotely customizable browser out there), and I take solace in the fact that I'm not giving any money or support to the CEO.

What's...
Forum: Technology 03-31-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By John
I would guess that the computer believes that...

I would guess that the computer believes that headphones are still plugged in, so has muted the speakers, but is also damaged enough that headphones don't actually work.

As for how to fix it: I'd...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-30-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By John
I didn't say they had identical morals to us. I...

I didn't say they had identical morals to us. I said that they understood fairness (which gorillas definitely do) and punish others for violating the social norms of the group (which gorillas also...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-30-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By John
I'd hold that most morality came before religion...

I'd hold that most morality came before religion (many (all?) mammals and some fish and birds display a sense of fairness and punish others for violating the rules of the group), and that most...
Forum: General Gaming 03-28-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 15,578
Posted By John
How far did you get? One thing Dark Souls...

How far did you get?

One thing Dark Souls isn't is a grind-fest. The differences made by better stats only really add up over a large period of time, and the game can be beaten at level 1 with...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-24-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,294
Posted By John
That's more the slippery-slope fallacy. How...

That's more the slippery-slope fallacy.

How cautious you should be around someone should be proportional to how likely they are to harm you and how much good caution will do to negate potential...
Forum: Technology 03-24-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By John
So long as you have the activation key you can...

So long as you have the activation key you can download and burn a .iso of Windows 7 (the same version, though. So if you have Home Premium x64 then you have to use a .iso of that. If you have...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-24-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 724
Posted By John
I'm not saying such suspensions are illegal, just...

I'm not saying such suspensions are illegal, just mind-boggling and probably-wrong.


If your expectations of 4-year-olds are such that you find yourself suspending them then you need to re-think...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 724
Posted By John
Then you give the kid a time-out, or don't let...

Then you give the kid a time-out, or don't let them play games, or whatever. How is sending them home going to make them any better behaved? Especially if, as you allege, their parents can't control...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By John
Given that other Dreamliners have had electrical...

Given that other Dreamliners have had electrical fires caused by over-stressing the batteries and the fact that the plane altered course and had communications cut out, it seems likely to me that...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-21-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,294
Posted By John
Alright, so possibly most important question: Are...

Alright, so possibly most important question: Are there any studies on how likely a strange male is to rape/harass a woman? If so, do they go into detail about where/when such incidents tend to...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-20-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By John
Indeed. Much as I hate to admit it, sweat shops...

Indeed. Much as I hate to admit it, sweat shops thrive because two different groups see them as the best option: Businesses see a way to cut costs and workers see them as the only way to make money....
Forum: Technology 03-18-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By John
Ah, now this is a situation in which my "Huh,...

Ah, now this is a situation in which my "Huh, that's weird, maybe this'll help" solution is likely to do some good!

Bring up the start menu and search for "cmd" (sans quotes) > Right-click on...
Forum: General Gaming 03-18-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 15,578
Posted By John
Time to ride me hobby horse: How to break...

Time to ride me hobby horse:

How to break games out of the "act like a man" box (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/03/how-to-break-games-out-of-the-act-like-a-man-box/)

I agree with the...
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,679
Views: 115,192
Posted By John
I saw one that was all "He wants to give your...

I saw one that was all "He wants to give your kids weed!!111" and it was hilarious. So incredibly over the top (the entire ad gets a red filter at the end) and not a little hypocritical (I can't see...
Forum: Technology 03-17-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 192
Posted By John
To help track this down I would still ask people...

To help track this down I would still ask people to post links to pages that trigger this and screenshots of those pages.
Forum: Entertainment Media 03-16-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 808
Posted By John
"The building was on fire, and it wasn't my...

"The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault!" is possibly the greatest opening sentence of all time. Especially given who's narrating it.
Forum: General Gaming 03-10-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By John
See, I knew someone would show up with 10x the...

See, I knew someone would show up with 10x the playtime of me, but I went and pseudo-bragged anyways. Oh hubris, what hast thou donst?
Forum: General Gaming 03-10-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By John
http://i.imgur.com/NKL08Ij.png Probably have...

http://i.imgur.com/NKL08Ij.png

Probably have double that in Civ IV, about half in III, about equal in II, and the triple-digits for I.

So, uh, yeah. Bit of a fan.


Oh, the naivety of youth....
Forum: Serious Discussion 03-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,205
Posted By John
It's not an appeal to authority, it's a statement...

It's not an appeal to authority, it's a statement of fact.

The academic speaker does use the word "systemic", that's what "sexism" means in that setting. But why stop there, why not have every use...
Forum: Entertainment Media 03-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 58,397
Posted By John
That definitely looks like a Homestuck troll,...

That definitely looks like a Homestuck troll, though the ears are a bit odd (might be horns?). If she is one of the trolls then she's most likely Eridan...
Forum: General Gaming 03-05-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 15,578
Posted By John
I've not played it, but my impression is that The...

I've not played it, but my impression is that The Last of Us is loved by people with families more than by those without, which makes sense. Since most game reviewers these days are old enough to...
Forum: General Gaming 03-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 5,599
Posted By John
...Seriously guys? >> Leave it to the...

...Seriously guys? >>

Leave it to the internet to be idiotic and offensive, I guess.
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