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  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    langfor6 wrote: »
    I believe in genetics and DNA, but I don't believe in evolution.

    After all, if evolution exists, why are monkeys STILL around?

    something something something nba

    Ludious on
  • MikeManMikeMan Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    ATTENTION ALL DEXTER FANS

    I am now pretty good friends with Michael C. Hall's cousin Nick. He lives down here in Durham!

    I may go to his wedding! Michael C. Hall probably will be there! I may get to meet him!

    Sweet.

    MikeMan on
    HOW DO YOU FUCK UP BAGELS. YOU BOIL THE WATER. PUT IN THE NOODLES
  • FartacusFartacus __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2010
    Listen, all I know is that white people are terrible.

    Fartacus on
  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    i had some neighbors in virginia who did fansubs and they really lived their lives around the animes. their entire apartment was full of mangas and dictionaries and posters and whatnot. they talked all the time about getting back to the mother country and one of them had come up with an entire cast of characters and their accompanying synth soundtrack that would play in the background in the 2d hand-drawn sprite fighting game that he was eventually going to find someone to program for him.

    they were nothing if not dedicated. and smart/ talented enough that i'd imagine that they could pull off a good fansub.

    this explains so much

    Elldren on
    fuck gendered marketing
  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited September 2010
    MikeMan wrote: »
    ATTENTION ALL DEXTER FANS

    I am now pretty good friends with Michael C. Hall's cousin Nick. He lives down here in Durham!

    I may go to his wedding! Michael C. Hall probably will be there! I will get to meet him!

    Sweet.

    be sure to kiss him and get a picture before he cuts out your spleen and eats it

    Arivia on
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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Echo wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    9/12 Servers Complete.

    NEVER FORGET

    Knock knock.

    Who's there?

    9/11.

    9/11 who?

    amateurhour on

    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My car is now allowed to stay on the road for another year! :D

    RMS Oceanic on
  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Fartacus wrote: »
    Listen, all I know is that white people are terrible.

    gj

    Arivia on
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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Will I don't think I ever proposed a model of "Your product, only free."

    I was simply wondering why, in this age of instant information transfer, it takes so long for legitimate copies of translated media to appear.

    You have really ascribed a sinister motive (piracy) to my wonderings! I don't want to pirate things, I have money! I would buy them if they were released in a format that more engenders itself to the speed at which I consume media (i.e. very quickly, and impatiently)

    Arch on
  • Psycho Internet HawkPsycho Internet Hawk Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Fartacus wrote: »
    Listen, all I know is that white people are terrible.

    It's genetic, i can't help it.

    Psycho Internet Hawk on
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  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    As much as I like the PS3 spokesperson is how much I hate the PSP spokesbrat

    Ludious on
  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Arivia wrote: »
    MikeMan wrote: »
    ATTENTION ALL DEXTER FANS

    I am now pretty good friends with Michael C. Hall's cousin Nick. He lives down here in Durham!

    I may go to his wedding! Michael C. Hall probably will be there! I will get to meet him!

    Sweet.

    be sure to kiss him and get a picture before he cuts out your spleen and eats it

    I'm just glad he kicked the big C...

    both his own and that horrible new show.

    amateurhour on

    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Echo wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    9/12 Servers Complete.

    NEVER FORGET

    Knock knock.

    Who's there?

    9/11.

    9/11 who?

    You said you'd never forget!

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    Will I don't think I ever proposed a model of "Your product, only free."

    I was simply wondering why, in this age of instant information transfer, it takes so long for legitimate copies of translated media to appear.

    You have really ascribed a sinister motive (piracy) to my wonderings! I don't want to pirate things, I have money! I would buy them if they were released in a format that more engenders itself to the speed at which I consume media (i.e. very quickly, and impatiently)

    basically, arch wants all the pornographies right now

    even the serbian ones

    Arivia on
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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    oh god Echo :lol:

    Elldren on
    fuck gendered marketing
  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    Feral wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    so you believe that it is possibile that there are distinct genetically-based behavioral or cognitive differences between different races of people or different genders of people?

    because the example of "racism" you gave was drawing a possible causal vector between low IQ scores of blacks and a genetic tendency to perform poorly on IQ tests.

    Even if solid evidence of this hypothetical genetic etiology were found, it would have so little relevance on most common political or ethical discussions that emphasizing that evidence would itself be a racist or sexist position. Just because I think that an idea is being given too much weight doesn't mean I think the idea is factually untrue. However, in this case, there is no solid evidence of genetic etiology of cognitive differences between men and women or between black and white people.

    The fact that we're having this discussion (that you're more interested in the truth value of the statement "there are genetic differences between X and Y groups" rather than the relevancy or context) pretty much demonstrates my point perfectly.

    i'm not really interested in whether or why black folks do poorly on IQ tests.

    i'm mostly interested in how you're carving out your particular position on racial or gender differences as not only the only factually right one, but the only morally feasible one.

    Irond Will on
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  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    In fact, Will, I think that is why I get agitated with your postings: You tend to ascribe some ridiculous strawman motive to behaviors you disagree with

    See: This genetics argument, the digital media argument, the "nerd entitlement" argument

    I don't ignore genetic basis, I just think it is less useful, and more difficult to pin down than a sociocultural one
    I want instant media that I purchase legitimately, not to pirate media
    I don't just rabble against social norms because the man; I legitimately feel like they are arbitrary and damaging

    Arch on
  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Arivia wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    Will I don't think I ever proposed a model of "Your product, only free."

    I was simply wondering why, in this age of instant information transfer, it takes so long for legitimate copies of translated media to appear.

    You have really ascribed a sinister motive (piracy) to my wonderings! I don't want to pirate things, I have money! I would buy them if they were released in a format that more engenders itself to the speed at which I consume media (i.e. very quickly, and impatiently)

    basically, arch wants all the pornographies right now

    even the serbian ones

    I want to see that film

    Elldren on
    fuck gendered marketing
  • ChanusChanus Ribbit! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Echo wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    9/12 Servers Complete.

    NEVER FORGET

    Knock knock.

    Who's there?

    9/11.

    9/11 who?

    GOTO 20

    Chanus on
    **Winner Softest and Most Comfy Hugs Award Summer 2018**

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  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Arivia wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    Will I don't think I ever proposed a model of "Your product, only free."

    I was simply wondering why, in this age of instant information transfer, it takes so long for legitimate copies of translated media to appear.

    You have really ascribed a sinister motive (piracy) to my wonderings! I don't want to pirate things, I have money! I would buy them if they were released in a format that more engenders itself to the speed at which I consume media (i.e. very quickly, and impatiently)

    basically, arch wants all the pornographies right now

    even the serbian ones

    See, if there were people as dedicated to that stuff as otaku are to Haruhi Suzumiya, then I'd say there's a problem.

    Silas Brown on
  • SarksusSarksus JUST PRINTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    Will I don't think I ever proposed a model of "Your product, only free."

    I was simply wondering why, in this age of instant information transfer, it takes so long for legitimate copies of translated media to appear.

    You have really ascribed a sinister motive (piracy) to my wonderings! I don't want to pirate things, I have money! I would buy them if they were released in a format the more engenders itself to the speed at which I consume media (i.e. very quickly, and impatiently)

    Other people will, too. If you make it just as easy to get something legally then some people will buy your stuff rather than pirate it. GOG sells DRM-less games. You could just get these games for free, you could even perhaps find the GOG installers themselves, but people do buy from GOG and you can even search for Master of Orion or Planescape Torment, whatever, and see that the GOG versions haven't been leaked on places like Pirate Bay. Good will goes a long way.

    Sarksus on
  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Good show Echo.

    amateurhour on

    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    Will I don't think I ever proposed a model of "Your product, only free."

    I was simply wondering why, in this age of instant information transfer, it takes so long for legitimate copies of translated media to appear.

    You have really ascribed a sinister motive (piracy) to my wonderings! I don't want to pirate things, I have money! I would buy them if they were released in a format that more engenders itself to the speed at which I consume media (i.e. very quickly, and impatiently)

    It gets even worse when you're not American. Some shows have gotten a lot better at getting faster releases on DVD, and a lot of shows get syndicated on European channels within a week or two, but that doesn't help if you don't watch TV.

    But a whole lot of shows still require you to wait 6-18 months after the US DVD release before they're on DVD in Europe.

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Arivia wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    Will I don't think I ever proposed a model of "Your product, only free."

    I was simply wondering why, in this age of instant information transfer, it takes so long for legitimate copies of translated media to appear.

    You have really ascribed a sinister motive (piracy) to my wonderings! I don't want to pirate things, I have money! I would buy them if they were released in a format that more engenders itself to the speed at which I consume media (i.e. very quickly, and impatiently)

    basically, arch wants all the pornographies right now

    even the serbian ones

    no nono eweewewewew nononono

    Arch on
  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Echo wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    Will I don't think I ever proposed a model of "Your product, only free."

    I was simply wondering why, in this age of instant information transfer, it takes so long for legitimate copies of translated media to appear.

    You have really ascribed a sinister motive (piracy) to my wonderings! I don't want to pirate things, I have money! I would buy them if they were released in a format that more engenders itself to the speed at which I consume media (i.e. very quickly, and impatiently)

    It gets even worse when you're not American. Some shows have gotten a lot better at getting faster releases on DVD, and a lot of shows get syndicated on European channels within a week or two, but that doesn't help if you don't watch TV.

    But a whole lot of shows still require you to wait 6-18 months after the US DVD release before they're on DVD in Europe.

    Which is my point- a lot of industries don't seem to understand the fact that they can instantly deliver their product to any point in the world at any time.

    The market is huge, and it exists for every media, not just "ololz animes basement kids with no dollars"

    Arch on
  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Decided to check out GOG cause people keep bringing it up.

    Doesn't have any of the close combat games.

    Fail.

    Inquisitor on
  • SarksusSarksus JUST PRINTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You know besides the well implemented DRM one of the reasons why Steam is so successful is because Steam is viewed as a friend, Steam is popular, it's cool to be on Steam and have big Steam libraries and take advantage of the great sales. And I think this is a big reason why GOG is successful too.

    It's socially beneficial to yourself to support these services, you gain cred with the community. If you pirate you become the Other.

    Sarksus on
  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I thought my cat and I were having a very nice cuddle, but then he launched hard off my boob.

    Dread Pirate Arbuthnot on
  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Arivia wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    Will I don't think I ever proposed a model of "Your product, only free."

    I was simply wondering why, in this age of instant information transfer, it takes so long for legitimate copies of translated media to appear.

    You have really ascribed a sinister motive (piracy) to my wonderings! I don't want to pirate things, I have money! I would buy them if they were released in a format that more engenders itself to the speed at which I consume media (i.e. very quickly, and impatiently)

    basically, arch wants all the pornographies right now

    even the serbian ones

    See, if there were people as dedicated to that stuff as otaku are to Haruhi Suzumiya, then I'd say there's a problem.

    I'm as dedicated to you as they are to Haruhi <3<3<3

    Also, you have an email if you haven't seen it yet.

    Arivia on
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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    Will I seriously hope you are not going to start arguing the Bell Curve.

    no, i'm not. i didn't read the book.

    but i remember when that book was published, the reflexive response from the right was to say "well yeah we know that black people are stupid" and the reflexive response from the left was to try to nibble away at his statistics or data.

    and it basically seemed like an enormous exercise in confirmation bias on both sides. the left was not going to ever accept evidence of any kind of cognitive difference between races, and the right was going to do the opposite, even if it meant having to eat some crow about how smart askinazi jews are.

    Irond Will on
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  • LudiousLudious I just wanted a sandwich A temporally dislocated QuiznosRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I thought GOG was verboten and they lost all of their good will with their little charade.

    Ludious on
  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    In fact, I think that was the point of my statement that certain industries don't "get" the internet.

    You can deliver your product, very cheaply and efficiently, to anywhere in the world, and additionally you can connect with people all around the world to help localize instantly and in realtime.

    So why are you taking so long?

    This has nothing to do with piracy, and everything to do with speed of product transfer.

    Arch on
  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ludious wrote: »
    Nocturne wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    I want a steam-like or netflix-like service for every bit of media I enjoy

    movies, books, comic books, video games

    Either I can "indefinitely rent with a monthly fee" or I can purchase something and link it to an account

    It's already there for most of that.

    I mean Gamefly (but it uses actual physical disks) and Gametap for on demand gaming (albeit much older games)

    Netflix for movies

    Marvel.com for comic books

    Zune Pass for music, or Pandora for free.

    I'm sure there's a book service out there too, I just don't read enough to look into that.

    There is not one for Dexter.

    This is the heart of the issue here Chuck.
    what

    These are previous seasons that I already own on DVD. I'm talking about purchasing episodes from the current season like iTunes has for a bajillion other shows.

    Nocturne on
  • SarksusSarksus JUST PRINTRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ludious wrote: »
    I thought GOG was verboten and they lost all of their good will with their little charade.

    I wasn't aware of such a thing. They apologized, in any case, and acknowledged how they handled the transition was poor. People are certainly excited about Planescape: Torment becoming available on GOG.

    Sarksus on
  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited September 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    I want instant media that I purchase legitimately, not to pirate media

    I had this argument used against me once: I am a Swede. I have a high-bandwidth internet connection. The Pirate Bay is Swedish. Thus, I am of course a pirate that downloads shit 24/7 when I complain about TV shows taking so long to get here.

    I have a penis, and I know where the vagina is located on a woman. Clearly this makes me a rapist.

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    MikeMan wrote: »
    ATTENTION ALL DEXTER FANS

    I am now pretty good friends with Michael C. Hall's cousin Nick. He lives down here in Durham!

    I may go to his wedding! Michael C. Hall probably will be there! I may get to meet him!

    Sweet.

    Holy shiiiiiiiiiiit

    That is pretty awesome

    Kiss him for me

    Nocturne on
  • ArchArch Neat-o, mosquito! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Will I seriously hope you are not going to start arguing the Bell Curve.

    no, i'm not. i didn't read the book.

    but i remember when that book was published, the reflexive response from the right was to say "well yeah we know that black people are stupid" and the reflexive response from the left was to try to nibble away at his statistics or data.

    and it basically seemed like an enormous exercise in confirmation bias on both sides. the left was not going to ever accept evidence of any kind of cognitive difference between races, and the right was going to do the opposite, even if it meant having to eat some crow about how smart askinazi jews are.

    You are hilariously misinterpreting not only what that work contained, but the critical response to it.

    This is rather telling.

    Arch on
  • ChanusChanus Ribbit! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ludious wrote: »
    I thought GOG was verboten and they lost all of their good will with their little charade.

    They got Planescape: Torment, so now everyone loves them again.

    Chanus on
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  • GimGim a quietly erotic life Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    MikeMan wrote: »
    ATTENTION ALL DEXTER FANS

    I am now pretty good friends with Michael C. Hall's cousin Nick. He lives down here in Durham!

    I may go to his wedding! Michael C. Hall probably will be there! I may get to meet him!

    Sweet.

    Mike, I will pay you to capture Michael C. Hall (how did he get to be one of those celebrities where the middle initial is always included?) and bring him to me. I plan on having him narrate an autobiographical anime I've been working on for the past 10 years. It is currently 220 hours long. I'll feed him crackers and Mtn Dew.

    Gim on
  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited September 2010
    Fartacus wrote: »
    Yeah, this

    I mean, IQ probably does have some genetic basis, but the idea that differences in IQ would somehow correspond to the entirely unscientific 19th century constructions of race is an idea so stupid it would be hilarious if it weren't so commonly believed

    so why do physically provable things like tsachs or sickle-cell anemia or hypertension or blood type correspond to these entirely unscientific 19th century constructions of race?

    i'm not really convinced that race is that much of a thing, or that classical groupings make much sense. but it feels to me that it's being kind of desperately disregarded.

    Irond Will on
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