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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 19, 2020, 10:45:58 PM »
Lindsey Graham already said that things changed before she died. He was asked about nomination in August.

"Yeah. We'll cross that bridge. After [Brett] Kavanaugh, the rules have changed as far as I'm concerned," -August 2020

Yes, he said that a month ago. B Kav was two years ago, so Graham sure waited a while to clarify his position. Good thing Graham changes his mind just in time. Because previously he literally said:

"I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination."

Just do the Rushy thing and point out that Republicans don't have to be logically or ethically consistent in any way. They are going to what benefits them and the Democrats could learn a thing or two.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: #justiceforRonJ
« on: September 18, 2020, 07:28:11 PM »
Well I did not see this verdict coming. 😱

Literally no one agrees with you. Not one person has posted in your defence.
Meanwhile, if anyone actually thinks I fucked up, you have every right to escalate it.
There is no point. The escalation process is broken. The moderation team do not reverse decisions.

There's no voting system or any balance to this forum. If you make a decision, all the other mods will back you no matter how dumb the decision was because they want backing when they f up, and that's it. Once a mod digs their heels in, it never gets changed.
If you will excuse me, during this moment of hyper lucidity I'm just going to the shop to put my lottery numbers on. It seems against all odds, I can predict just about anything right now. 


Please refrain from posting in S&C threads if you aren't going to contribute to the discussion. Stroking your own ego can be done in your rant down in AR.

Technology & Information / Re: New laptop
« on: September 16, 2020, 03:20:09 PM »
Just got it. The trackpad sucks complete ass compared to my 7 year old Macbook. Battery life is ok. Build quality of the laptop overall is amazing. I might return it and get another Air like I should have done to begin with. If it wasn't for the jank trackpad I'd 100% keep it.

I returned my Dell XPS 9500 and got a 2020 MacBook Air. You won't regret doing the same. If trackpad quality is a big deal, nothing is even in the same realm of existence as the MacBook. The new keyboards are pretty good too, although the butterfly keyboard on my work MBP was starting to grow on me.

Technology & Information / Re: Nvidia buys ARM
« on: September 15, 2020, 01:51:10 AM »
Time to start buying RISC-V. Parsifal will be very happy.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Responsive posts
« on: September 06, 2020, 07:26:54 PM »
Aside from the fact that implementing this in a way that would actually work would be quite hard, I don't think we really want to encourage more rabinoz-style posts. Forum posts are supposed to be read from the top to bottom, and adding more complexity would just be asking for trouble.

Agree with Pete that this isn't a necessity.

Also RIP Rabinoz.

Technology & Information / Re: I Bought a Sony Xperia X
« on: August 14, 2020, 12:51:22 PM »
Over 3 years later, SailfishOS is now installed on my Sony Xperia X...
Was it worth it?

No, I put LineageOS on the phone instead.

Technology & Information / Re: I Bought a Sony Xperia X
« on: August 14, 2020, 12:57:36 AM »
Over 3 years later, SailfishOS is now installed on my Sony Xperia X...

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: If Biden Dies?
« on: August 13, 2020, 01:37:09 AM »
Trump has lied numerous times about his knowledge and belief in the seriousness of the pandemic most of which is captured on video. It’s astonishingly naive (at best) to believe this is an honest man.

WaPo is keeping score:

Technology & Information / Re: Should I become a console peasant?
« on: July 16, 2020, 10:53:03 PM »
Get a PS5. Console gaming is more enjoyable and PS5 will have the best games.

Keep the PC for FPS, CRPG, and whatever meme games you feel you have to play but can't on PS5.

Hardly a personal attack. I don't imagine any hurt feelings over that one. When did TFES become a forum for snowflakes? Why are we so desperately worried about hurt feelings all of a sudden?
I should know better by now than to bother engaging with you, but this will be for everyone else who stumbles on the thread so they don't assume your whiny rants are true.

Feelings have nothing to do with warnings, which is why they aren't in the rules. I know you like to pull out your GenX/Millennial Conservative bingo card and spout words like "snowflake" because you think it gives you some position of superiority (even though you are about the most emotionally-driven member on this forum). Congratulations, you discovered how to call someone an idiot on the Internet. I hope word doesn't get out, otherwise the Internet may become a rather inhospitable place...

Turns out, you can do that here as well, in the designated boards. There are other corners of the Internet where you can do that anywhere you'd like, and you are free to spend your time in those places. The entire premise of the debates here is debating ideas, not people. You know this, you have been here long enough. Yes, I know you think you are witty and funny and everyone loves reading the next crazy thing Thork says. Unfortunately, that is rarely true. I know you lack self-awareness, so I don't expect you to ever think that maybe you are the one who is wrong <Principal_Skinner-meme.jpg>

For example, Fortuna made this comment to you:

They'rew literally the same but with different games. 30FPS slideshow gameplay. Just get a pc and use a controller you fuck stick lmao.

And received a warning for it. He didn't write seven paragraphs as to how this is a grave injustice. Sometimes, it is worth a warning to tell someone what you think about them. Then you move on.

Anyway, I know this will fall on deaf ears, and it is completely unrelated to the OP, so now is a good time to lock the thread.

Technology & Information / Re: Should I become a console peasant?
« on: July 15, 2020, 01:32:02 PM »
They'rew literally the same but with different games. 30FPS slideshow gameplay. Just get a pc and use a controller you fuck stick lmao.

Keep the rants/insults in AR. Warned.

Have you tried the experiment yourself? The purpose of the photo in my post is to illustrate what to do in the interests of finding out ...

No answer yet, so I presume the OP is outside with a golf or ping pong ball trying it for him/herself. It’s a particularly good time to try it, the moon is at last quarter right now so the terminator line is especially easy to see.

Let us know how you get on.

Please don't bump threads in the upper fora if you aren't going to contribute anything to the topic. Especially if it is just quoting a post you made 8 hours before and whining that someone hasn't replied to you.


Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 11, 2020, 09:55:56 PM »
You are correct. I was thinking actual dealers, not private sales. Still can do that online in some places and just meet up in person, Craigslist used to allow that. Just a different flavor of the gun show loophole.

Although I've still never heard of anyone having a firearm shipped direct from an online sale.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: July 11, 2020, 07:45:24 PM »
If Biden wasn't already going to lose, this seals it.

Why is this even legal?!

Holy shit!  Buying guns online makes it super easy to bypass all laws.  No license?  No problem.
12 years old?  Whose gonna know?

Geeze, its easier to get a gun than vote.

Online gun sales have to go through a FFL dealer who still have to do the "Brady Bill" background check. I am not aware of any loophole that allows firearms to be shipped directly to someone. Preventing online sales would be an inconvenience at best, depending on the firearm one was looking to purchase. The gun show loophole still exists. Gun parts/kits are a bit of a different story that requires more nuance than I care to put into this comment.

I disagree. I think the definition, and implications of what is considered "normal" is the heart of this entire discussion.

The only person you are engaging with isn't going to budge on the topic of normalcy. Maybe if Saddam (honk) wanted to join in you could convince him or have a discussion, but that likely won't happen because Saddam isn't going to reply to 100 posts back and forth about people's opinions of normalcy.

And the discussion doesn't need to relate to "normalcy" at all. Stick to the idea of police escalating things for no reason based on legality. Even if it were literally illegal to "dance in the street" it would be the equivalent of jaywalking. If the cop were a normal human (I have yet to see an overlap in that Venn diagram), he would tell the person to move along or that they cannot do that. If they wanted to be real pricks, issue a citation (assuming it is breaking any law). If it is not breaking any law, then mind your business. If it is not against the law, but is possibly creating a hazard, give a lawful order to move  along based on that risk. Escalate as needed if the person refuses to comply with a lawful order. No one needs to be detained or "investigated" for this shit, and we don't need comparisons to curry as a bad analogy to why this is "normal." It just muddies the discussion and derails the thread.

This thread is also devolving. Stop with the gigantic quote pyramids and absurd pedantry. Stick to the topic so I don't have to flex my authority like American police do.

Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Profile post ordering
« on: June 30, 2020, 03:49:46 PM »
I vote for getting rid of numbers.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing (the Video Game Version)
« on: June 26, 2020, 06:47:53 PM »
I just finished L.A. Noire

What a dogshit ending that ruins most of the time spent on the game.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Cyberpunk 2077 E3
« on: June 26, 2020, 06:46:09 PM »
It's true that PC has traditionally lent itself to FPS, online games, strategy games, RPGs etc., and a lot of the games that are developed first for PC now do end up being ported to consoles, but it's worth noting that a great many games will run far better on PC (especially if you have a meme machine) than on any console currently available. So apart from console exclusives and bad ports of console originals (including multi-platform releases where PC was an afterthought like newer Elder Scrolls/Fallout titles, although in the case of those games you can mod them to make them slightly less garbage), most of the time you're getting a better deal playing on PC, especially since it's so easy to set up a controller now.

The big strength of PC as a platform today, and also one of its weaknesses, is ease of access for small independent developers. It means that you get a lot of lazy clones and meme 8-bit/16-bit style games, true, although quite a few of the latter are good if you can look past the retro art style, which has become cliché. Here are some good games that are either PC exclusives or were developed for PC first, came out in the last ten years, and don't necessarily conform to what you'd expect from a PC title:
  • Baba Is You is a pixel art logic operator puzzle game in which you screw with every aspect of the level to get the solution. Using the rabbit Baba, you push words around to affect the properties of world objects, allowing you to, for example, walk through walls, walk on lava, or even change the win condition.
  • Less retro styled but on a similar-ish theme, Hack 'n' Slash is a 2D Zelda type game that lets you edit scripts on objects (including enemies) to change their properties/behaviours and basically break the game however you want, while also potentially making it impossible to beat.
  • Lastly on the hacking theme, Hacknet is a text-based game which may scratch your cyberpunk itch, at least for style. The writing is a little memey for my taste, but if you want to hack into some servers and steal some data it's a good time.
  • Superhot is a tactical FPS in which time passes only when you move. Each level is pretty short and intense and very very easy to screw up.
  • Hotline Miami is a top-down shooter with great presentation and level design based around working out the optimal path through each stage.
  • Subnautica is a first person survival game. I don't normally enjoy survival mechanics, but this game has a beautiful ocean world to explore and great atmosphere, and looking for crafting materials and stuff feels more like an adventure than a chore.
  • Hollow Knight is a metroidvania style game which takes some inspiration from Dark Souls with its death mechanics. For the record I only played a couple of hours of this one, but it has a nice art style and atmosphere, and the movement/combat feels good.
None of those are going to push your PC, so if you're looking for master race games that will justify the amount of money you spent unfortunately it's either Scam Shitizen or AAA multi-platform releases like Control—you should also definitely get Sekiro btw. Because I am poor I haven't played a whole lot of new stuff, so I can't say what's good that came out this year, but PC also has a great library of older games, many of which have been updated for compatibility with newer versions of Windows. If you've never played oldschool Command & Conquer, the original Fallout games, or Diablo II, to name just a few, they're all worth checking out.

Thank you, Crudblud. I just purchased Superhot and Subnautica.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Cyberpunk 2077 E3
« on: June 22, 2020, 11:23:48 PM »
That's some nice thinking there buddy.

Apologies, I forgot about generic fantasy games that span multiple genres, as well as PUBG and its clones...

Unironically, though, can you suggest some actual decent PC titles? I generally respect your opinion and all I have done with this overpowered PC I purchased is play a broken, unfinished (never-to-be finished) spaceshit simulator, the 69th iteration of D O O M, and a 16-bit clone meme game.

Since Cybermeme 2069 isn't ever going to be released we may as well do something useful with this thread.

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