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Know what's funny?
Those nominates haven't even confirmed that they'll accept the position of elected.

Or at least, last I saw.

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Technology & Information / Re: SteamOS is out
« on: December 16, 2013, 02:41:04 AM »
I expect Parsifal to tell us how to install ati drivers soon.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Yet another one
« on: December 14, 2013, 08:00:36 PM »
false flag crisis actors it's really all about katsung
Is the timing with the 1 year anniversary of the Newtown shooting mere coincidence?  Hmmmm  And not far from Columbine either....
Well, people are more depressed around Christmas.

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We have tried the "limit the variety" approach and it didn't have any significant impact on gun violence by the time it expired.
Yep, I recall the cries of those who said the streets were going to erupt in warfare if the 94 AWB were to expire.  Heaven forbid they actually took the time to understand anything about said "assault weapons" and what that bill actually did as far as "banning" anything. ::)
Well, those people were dumb.  It's a slow build-up, not an all out warfare.

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This 1 bothered me. I've always believed in gun rights, but I'm beginning to wonder now.
Ever heard the saying, "Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it" (wording varies)?  Back in the 30's a certain political figure in Europe called for gun registration and control, followed by the attempted eradication of an entire religious/ethnic (whichever you prefer) group.  It wasn't a one-time isolated incident either.

Woah there bucko.
In 1919, Regulations on Weapons Ownership was passed which banned ALL GUNS AND AMMO!

Then in 1928 the communists and socialists forced the conservative party to enact the  Law on Firearms and Ammunition which allowed firearm possession with licenses.

Then in 1938, they enacted German Weapons Act which basically relaxed all restrictions on guns except hand guns.  Rifles and the like were basically open game.  Guns could be owned earlier (age 18 instead of 20).  The only real restriction were for Jews.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Germany

Not only did Mr.Hitler actually DECREASE gun restrictions (From the European enacted restrictions) BUT he only restricted it from the Jews, not everyone else.  If anything that meant that only Jews were bound by the Treaty of Versailles.


To put it into perspective:
If the government were to ban guns from all Democrats then it would be a lot like Nazi Germany.  But they aren't so it isn't.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Yet another one
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:31:44 PM »
Oh look, it ended with no fatalities (yet) and it didn't require a gun in the hand of anyone.

Suck it gun nuts.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Music as energy.
« on: December 13, 2013, 01:12:13 PM »
Music doesn't do anything for civilization but it does reflect culture.  And through repetition, can expand a specific culture's influence.

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I don't think the old council did anything other than determine who got into FEB, and I don't know how much of that they wound up actually doing.
There was an old council?  I thought the "leaders" were basically Daniel, Whilmore, and John.  All of which did whatever Daniel allowed them to do.

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He is clearly a hazard to society.  His punishment should be swift and painful.

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Technology & Information / Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« on: December 11, 2013, 11:14:57 AM »
You mean the one that only exists in the testing repository?

Yes.
So if I were to install the stable version, steam wouldn't work out of the box.  Got it.

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Technology & Information / Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« on: December 11, 2013, 12:59:37 AM »
This is inaccurate.

You chose not to use Debian's package of Steam. If you're not going to install things the way your distribution has packaged them to work with itself, you are far more likely to run into problems.
You mean the one that only exists in the testing repository?

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Technology & Information / Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« on: December 10, 2013, 07:35:41 PM »
This. I know Windows is a hassle to get working right, but Steam works out of the box on Debian [...]
This is inaccurate. [...]

I'm sorry, I guess my out of the box Debian install just didn't count, did it?

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Technology & Information / Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« on: December 10, 2013, 03:35:45 PM »
Steam's working on that. Although you could just walk into a store and buy an ok-ish pre-assembled PC since 1998.

This. I know Windows is a hassle to get working right, but Steam works out of the box on Debian (and probably other major modern Linux distributions, too) on supported hardware. There are vendors that sell computers with Debian pre-installed too, if you'd care to take the time to look for one, and they'll select good hardware for you. You could even ask one of those "enthusiasts" who knows their shit if the computer you're about to buy is actually any good before you spend the money.

Then, guess what? You just bought a console that can both run any game on Steam for Linux, and function as a general-purpose computer. Simple.
This is inaccurate.
To get steam working on windows out of the box was simplistic. (download steam.exe, double click steam.exe, follow onscreen instructions)


By contrast, out of the box Wheezy, required me to add in the non-free firmware for my card (which required altering the sources.list) and installing that and rebooting, then writing an xorg.config file THEN I had to do the following steps.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/864958088310067952/

Which didn't work because I had to remove two packages from that ling list.  (no idea what the / is supposed to do either)

Then I had to force the install of libcurl.
THEN and ONLY THEN did it work.


Out of the box Debian may work for the current testing version with a newer video card, but not wheezy with a Radeon HD 4890.

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Technology & Information / Re: NSA play WOW
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:37:46 AM »
This isn't even a privacy issue; it's an issue of government employees getting paid by our tax dollars to play computer games.

If you were a super secret spy and you could choose between the streets of Baghdad or playing WoW all day, what would you choose?

I'm pretty sure that the people they've got doing this are the ones who would ordinarily be doing boring computer work.  Contrary to what shows like CSI depict, the white-collar professionals doing office work and the badasses waving guns around and busting the bad guys are actually in two separate lines of work.
I'm not talking about the gun waving, I'm talking about the "sit in a cafe and listen all day" type.

Though I'm not sure where the line is between field informant and electronic informant.  But I would assume that anyone with great computer skills wouldn't be given a task that didn't require their computer skills.

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Technology & Information / Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« on: December 10, 2013, 01:56:51 AM »
Dead Rising 3 is 720p at 30 FPS with frequent drops.

Sometimes dropping to 10-12 FPS, even, which makes it worse. Not to mention like Call of Duty and Battlefield had to be lowered to 720p on Xbox One 'cause they couldn't make it run as well.

There is no excuse for this.
Consoles are a set hardware.  You write your game BASED ON THAT HARDARE.  If you allow a release where not only are you at a low HD resolution BUT you're dropping to 10-12FPS, you deserve to go bankrupt.

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Technology & Information / Re: NSA play WOW
« on: December 09, 2013, 11:56:40 PM »
If you were a super secret spy and you could choose between the streets of Baghdad or playing WoW all day, what would you choose?

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I just picked people who do things. wiki, art, write stuff. I'm only interested in having people who will get stuff done and make the site a success.
Someone nominated Markjo for instance. I have never seen him draw a single diagram. Never volunteered to help with anything. Just likes to criticise with repetitive one liners. I'm not interetested in an RE balance. just that those who get stuff done can go get stuff done. If its a good panel, I don't care if I'm on it or not.
This is why I will not run for council.  I don't want to get stuff done in the name of The Flat Earth.  Too much damn work.

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Status Notices / Re: Sorry about the brief downtime
« on: December 09, 2013, 09:27:13 PM »
5 minutes of downtime is inexcusable.
IT WAS 3 MINUTES OKAY?!

Oh well, that's alright then.

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Technology & Information / Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« on: December 09, 2013, 05:42:49 PM »
As a computer idiot, why can't current systems have what old computers, games, phones, etc used to have which is a little red 'return to factory settings' button on the bottom?
It's technically possible but to do it you'd need to tie that button into firmware so that when pressed it loads up a ROM copy of whatever settings are changeable then writes those settings to the HDD.
But to ensure that it actually worked properly, it would have to remove any and all updates as well as other data which may interfere.

So it may actually need to wipe your entire HDD and reinstall the OS.  But doing so requires a sizable amount of storage space.  Plus it makes it so easy to essentially erase everything that little brothers would do it just for fun.  And since the console isn't designed to be bricked so easily (old games required you to put in IRQ settings and the like) then said button is essentially worthless.

It's far easier to simply have the technicians have a way to boot from a USB drive into the console and reinstall the OS.  Not only do they make money on repairs, but they also ensure that your data isn't wiped without your consent.

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Technology & Information / Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« on: December 09, 2013, 01:02:10 PM »
PS4 is demonstrably more powerful, however. For example: running games in actual 1080p rather than 720p or upscaled 900p like the Xbox One.

Please tell me you're joking because I can't believe that the latest console from Microsoft doesn't do full HD resolution.
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Display    4K, 1080p, 1080i, and 720p resolutions
You know what I mean.  720p is low HD.  In meant 1080.

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Technology & Information / Re: Xbox users are bricking their consoles
« on: December 09, 2013, 12:03:12 PM »
PS4 is demonstrably more powerful, however. For example: running games in actual 1080p rather than 720p or upscaled 900p like the Xbox One.

Please tell me you're joking because I can't believe that the latest console from Microsoft doesn't do full HD resolution.

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