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  • Jan 11th, 2017 @ 12:29pm

    Re: What goes around, comes around

    Except there's a high chance that no judge will see it that way... though, we do, admittedly, live in a post-truth era now.

    Besides, this is always the wrong attitude to have. If you see one of your enemies fall, you shouldn't gloat, but be sad that things came to what they did, because it is always a shame to see a life go to waste.

  • Dec 21st, 2016 @ 9:05am

    Re: Re: Re: Regulators are Divine

    Actually I think it's better to invest in solar panels on your roof.

    Cool story though. People these days have forgotten that government regulation is mandatory for a lot of a country's basic functions. When you deregulate things... well, you already know from experience what happens.

  • Dec 21st, 2016 @ 8:28am

    Re: Regulators are Divine

    I know, right? The government can't do anything right, so it's really bad when they're allowed to regulate anything, like...

    - The public power monopoly that provides us all our electricity
    - The municipal water utilities that provide us clean water
    - The national weather service that provides us regular forecasts
    - The national aeronautics and space administration that launches satellites into space that perform all manner of useful functions
    - The US department of agriculture that provides us safe food
    - The food and drug administration that ensures we don't kill ourselves with our pills
    - The national institute of standards and technology, the US naval observatory, and the US congress that help ensure all our clocks run accurately
    - The national highway traffic safety administration that makes sure all our cars do not come from Honest Jon's Dealership
    - The local, state, and federal departments of transportation that maintain our roadways
    - The environmental protection agency that ensures our gasoline is of proper quality
    - The federal reserve bank that issues legal tender
    - The fire marshal's inspections and the local and state building codes that make sure our houses remain standing
    - The local police departments that ensure our houses are not mysteriously empty when we return to them

    I mean, the only other explanation is that some political group has been pushing propaganda that all forms of government are bad and inherently corrupt, except for the forms they provide. And you'd have to be a real sucker to fall for something like that.

  • Sep 28th, 2016 @ 7:00am

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    Capcom is easily one of the most clueless companies in the business. They're kinda like Konami in that they are oblivious as to how much every loves all the games and characters they've created over the years, to the point where they're cyclically surprised that anyone outside of Japan knows who Mega Man is. They recently declared that their goal is to become the number one developer in the world, which at this point sounds like a last gasp before they give up the ghost.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016 @ 10:08am

    Re: Re: Re:

    You have just stumbled upon a revolutionary new form of art.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016 @ 7:50am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Idiot

    How about an equation? Or a formula? A number is more something that just sits there on an inventory list.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016 @ 6:19am

    Re:

    I kinda want to have a rap battle with him, which is a lot more than I can say for all those other guys.

  • Sep 21st, 2016 @ 9:53pm

    Re: Re: Re: THE ETHOS BEHIND THE NUMBERS: THE NUMBERS BEHIND THE ETHOS

    I don't know what you're thinking, but you'll never be as cool as School House Rock was.

    I mean, "Thinking as a Second Language" makes no sense, but it does sound like haphazard late 1900's rap lyrics.

  • Sep 21st, 2016 @ 5:02pm

    Re: THE ETHOS BEHIND THE NUMBERS: THE NUMBERS BEHIND THE ETHOS

    This guy is on a drug and it's called John Mayor.

  • Sep 17th, 2016 @ 8:54pm

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    I was working in the electronics department of a Wal-Mart in St. Louis, Missouri when it happened. It was the first job I had ever had, and as customers came in that morning, we started hearing stories about the twin towers. It sounded really important to me and the department manager, but the home office wouldn't switch all the televisions hanging around the store from The Wal-Mart TV Network to the local news. The department manager and I eventually got tired of the inaction, took one of the large TV antennas we had for sale (the kind you mounted on a roof), and tried to assemble it ourselves to see if we could get our own signal. In the midst of that, the home office eventually relented and broadcast the news throughout the entire store.

    I didn't feel much of anything as I watched it. I had just graduated from high school that year with the belief that I was a fraud who would never amount to anything, and it would take years to work through that. The attack seemed to take place in a completely separate world from my own. I was pretty sure everything would turn out OK though as I worked on my own problems. I decided to leave the disaster to the people who knew how to handle it, but later learned that such responsible people only exist in Norway, apparently.

  • Sep 15th, 2016 @ 5:51am

    Re: Yeah, about that...

    I believe that was due to a rogue producer that Sega managed to stuff back into his box.

  • Aug 1st, 2016 @ 7:55am

    Re: One legitimate concern about vaccines

    The dangerous medicines you're talking about are pills, which people may be allergic to and always have side effects, sometimes to the point that doctors prescribe multiple medications just to eliminate the side effects of other medications.

    Vaccines are a completely different beast. The only one that MIGHT be a concern is the Chickenpox vaccine, because that virus has a tendency to flee the immune system and hide out in your body for decades before re-emerging as Shingles. But last I saw, even that vaccine had gradually acquired a bulletproof success rate.

  • Jun 22nd, 2016 @ 6:58pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    I am only referring to that one sentence. The rest of the article does not matter.

    That's where you're wrong. By deliberately omitting important information (i.e., the rest of the article), you've chosen to dive head-first into a pool of ignorance. Looks like you're also trying to justify it by saying that everyone else except you is crazy. That's a dangerous, self-destructive power fantasy to get sucked into.

  • Jun 22nd, 2016 @ 11:02am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Well, you pretty obviously didn't read the entire thing. You just reacted to the first sentence. The second and third paragraphs seem to support your points pretty well, after all, and they didn't make me leery like your swear words have.

  • Jun 22nd, 2016 @ 9:32am

    Re:

    All that would be true if the article was only one sentence long.

  • Jun 15th, 2016 @ 11:06am

    (untitled comment)

    I'm not sure any form of advertising allows for a successful business model anymore. It's probably a good time to recirculate posts about alternatives to advertisement funding, plus write some new ones.

  • Jun 10th, 2016 @ 11:42am

    Re: Sigh

    I suppose the real takeaway here is that people are well and truly fed up with propaganda and sensationalism polluting news outlets. This has been going on for at least a couple decades now, ever since Fox News started taking advantage of the industry's deregulation, and because functional news and journalism is like a country's nervous system, we've seen the entire nation become paralyzed as a result. Now people just want these poisons expelled and they'll worry about the rest later.

  • May 9th, 2016 @ 6:39pm

    Re:

    Not the best example there, Chief, as BoatyMcBoatface actually won that contest. It's the name of a submersible on the RSS Sir David Attenborough.

  • Mar 24th, 2016 @ 9:18pm

    Re:

    People are lazy. Forcing a criminal to actually put in some effort at carrying out misdeeds is a crime deterrent in and of itself. Make things easier for criminals though, and more people will suddenly decide that they want to be one.

  • Mar 21st, 2016 @ 8:05am

    (untitled comment)

    This is far more ridiculous than all those internet videos of cats freaking out over cucumbers.

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