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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    like for instance, Mass Effect 1 is in the developer preview program, with 2 and 3 likely to be available before Andromeda is released. So it will be the only console where you can play the entire series.

    SW-4158-3990-6116
    Let's play Mario Kart or something...
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I have proven via personal anecdotes that socialism is awesome time and again.

    Chanus
  • JuliusJulius Registered User regular
    Pony wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    i will never stop being baffled/horrified/bewildered by food stamps, as a concept
    Why? I'm pretty sure the Canadian system works roughly the same way.

    No we don't

    We have welfare programs but they just give you money and let you buy your own food where you want and how you want and trust you won't spend it on liquor and cigarettes

    Yeah I don't know of any other country that uses food stamps. The American welfare system just seems so needlessly complicated, like everything else.

    programjunkie
  • GimGim a tall glass of water Registered User regular
    Sonic Spinball (previously known as Spinball Whizzer), is a steel spinning roller coaster made by Maurer Söhne of Germany and sponsored by SEGA. The ride is located in the Adventure Land area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. It is based on SEGA's number one franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. "Sonic Spinball" itself was an early pinball game released for Sega's Mega Drive, Game Gear and Master System systems, which is referenced in the ride's theming.

    Originally opened in 2004, the ride was known as Spinball Whizzer and featured a loose pinball machine theme. The name was a pun on the song Pinball Wizard by The Who. It was decided in late 2009 that the ride would receive sponsorship. The roller coaster was therefore given a red and blue track repaint; new decoys, signage and audio, including songs from the games (with the station announcements done by Sonic's current voice actor Roger Craig Smith). The ride re-opened to the public on 13 February 2010 during the park's February half term event.

    SEGA's sponsorship was set to end in 2013 as part of the three-year deal. At the end of 2013 the sponsorship was renewed, and will continue until 2016.

    A Sonic Spinball rollercoaster?

    England, we need to have a serious talk.

    AresProphet
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    like for instance, Mass Effect 1 is in the developer preview program, with 2 and 3 likely to be available before Andromeda is released. So it will be the only console where you can play the entire series.

    I don't think anyone who has played all three wants to play ME1 though.

  • programjunkieprogramjunkie Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Mortious wrote: »
    As I walked past the breakroom TV, the BBC/CNN lady said "Obama said the United States Government will no longer victimize the families of kidnap victims"

    I either misheard, or missed the context of that line, because it makes no sense as written.

    People who try to ransom their family members were under threat of prosecution for giving material aid to a terrorist organization.

    They should be. Paying ransoms not only encourages future kidnappings, but it directly funds them. The blood of every future victim is on their hands.

    Kidnapping should always, 100% of the time be a law enforcement / military issue.

    this is one of those sentiments i find to be practical on paper

    but if my family member has been taken hostage, my primary concern is getting them out of danger, not necessarily doing the pragmatic thing

    Sure, which is why it should be illegal, and on a similar note, why we should have well trained and funded anti-kidnapping units so as to offer a better alternative.

    AManFromEarth
  • P10P10 An Idiot With Low IQ Registered User regular
    i don't know the situation with whole foods but the way you become a SNAP authorized retailer is by applying for it.
    i think the requirement to not buy alcohol and tobacco is fine in spirit although ineffective (people who want alcohol and tobacco are just going to do swaps to get them) and so should probably be removed

    i am not sure you know what you are talking about re: SNAP being restricted to "places we want poor people to shop"

    Shameful pursuits and utterly stupid opinions
  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Quid wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    like for instance, Mass Effect 1 is in the developer preview program, with 2 and 3 likely to be available before Andromeda is released. So it will be the only console where you can play the entire series.

    I don't think anyone who has played all three wants to play ME1 though.

    As a story ME1 is pretty great.

    As a game it is showing signs of aging badly, yes.

    SW-4158-3990-6116
    Let's play Mario Kart or something...
    QuidGimRegina FongSanderJK
  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Mortious wrote: »
    As I walked past the breakroom TV, the BBC/CNN lady said "Obama said the United States Government will no longer victimize the families of kidnap victims"

    I either misheard, or missed the context of that line, because it makes no sense as written.

    People who try to ransom their family members were under threat of prosecution for giving material aid to a terrorist organization.

    They should be. Paying ransoms not only encourages future kidnappings, but it directly funds them. The blood of every future victim is on their hands.

    Kidnapping should always, 100% of the time be a law enforcement / military issue.

    this is one of those sentiments i find to be practical on paper

    but if my family member has been taken hostage, my primary concern is getting them out of danger, not necessarily doing the pragmatic thing

    Sure, which is why it should be illegal, and on a similar note, why we should have well trained and funded anti-kidnapping units so as to offer a better alternative.

    i don't necessarily disagree

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
  • Hi I'm Vee!Hi I'm Vee! Formerly VH; She/Her; Is an E X P E R I E N C E Registered User regular
    I am definitely getting a raw deal out of my Playstation Plus membership right now, though. The game offerings for PS3 are abysmal compared to what they were before the PS4 came out.

    Hmm hmm hmm....

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  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
    i dunno though

    i don't see any evidence a "we don't negotiate with terrorists" policy really does anything to reduce terrorism

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    like for instance, Mass Effect 1 is in the developer preview program, with 2 and 3 likely to be available before Andromeda is released. So it will be the only console where you can play the entire series.

    they won't do ODST and Reach?

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  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
    I am definitely getting a raw deal out of my Playstation Plus membership right now, though. The game offerings for PS3 are abysmal compared to what they were before the PS4 came out.

    Hmm hmm hmm....

    they're often better than the PS4 games though

    fwiw

    that's not helping

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
    Quid
  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    "think not of the cum swallowed, but of the cum yet to be swallowed" - kaceytron

    inspirational stuff

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Julius wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    Coinage wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    i will never stop being baffled/horrified/bewildered by food stamps, as a concept
    Why? I'm pretty sure the Canadian system works roughly the same way.

    No we don't

    We have welfare programs but they just give you money and let you buy your own food where you want and how you want and trust you won't spend it on liquor and cigarettes

    Yeah I don't know of any other country that uses food stamps. The American welfare system just seems so needlessly complicated, like everything else.

    it makes sense when you realize that as a society we hate the poor

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    Regina Fong
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    like for instance, Mass Effect 1 is in the developer preview program, with 2 and 3 likely to be available before Andromeda is released. So it will be the only console where you can play the entire series.

    I don't think anyone who has played all three wants to play ME1 though.

    As a story ME1 is pretty great.

    As a game it is showing signs of aging badly, yes.

    It's not something I would play frequently, but prior to playing ME3 I did a straight run through of ME1 and ME2 to prepare a canon character and having not played ME1 since it came out, there was enough nostalgia and good timey feelings to make it an enjoyable run.

    However, I wouldn't replay it again any time soon.

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    P10 wrote: »
    i think the requirement to not buy alcohol and tobacco is fine in spirit although ineffective (people who want alcohol and tobacco are just going to do swaps to get them) and so should probably be removed

    This is a terrible idea. I'd rather SNAP goes the other direction and stops covering cola and chocolate bars.

  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    syndalis wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    like for instance, Mass Effect 1 is in the developer preview program, with 2 and 3 likely to be available before Andromeda is released. So it will be the only console where you can play the entire series.

    I don't think anyone who has played all three wants to play ME1 though.

    As a story ME1 is pretty great.

    As a game it is showing signs of aging badly, yes.

    ME1 is still my favorite for this reason alone, and it probably always will be. I've mentioned before, but the final sequences of that game leading up to the ending is the most intense and memorable of any game I have ever played, and never before has a game made me feel more like a Big Gorram Hero than Mass Effect 1.

    Hi I'm Vee!
  • Hi I'm Vee!Hi I'm Vee! Formerly VH; She/Her; Is an E X P E R I E N C E Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    like for instance, Mass Effect 1 is in the developer preview program, with 2 and 3 likely to be available before Andromeda is released. So it will be the only console where you can play the entire series.

    I don't think anyone who has played all three wants to play ME1 though.

    I don't want to play ME1 again.

    I want to get through it because I do want to be able to make different choices and stuff and see how it affects the sequels.

    That being said, I do not play shooters on console because I am bad enough with KBAM, no need to exacerbate the problem.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    spool32 wrote: »
    Mortious wrote: »
    As I walked past the breakroom TV, the BBC/CNN lady said "Obama said the United States Government will no longer victimize the families of kidnap victims"

    I either misheard, or missed the context of that line, because it makes no sense as written.

    People who try to ransom their family members were under threat of prosecution for giving material aid to a terrorist organization.

    They should be. Paying ransoms not only encourages future kidnappings, but it directly funds them. The blood of every future victim is on their hands.

    Kidnapping should always, 100% of the time be a law enforcement / military issue.

    Nope

    It does reward kidnapping, directly. It does say to kidnappers "Yes, this is something you can make money doing if you do it again", and it does nothing to disincentivize kidnappers from repeating what they just did.

    No, it does not make the family members who pay it at fault or responsible for the crimes the kidnappers continue to commit henceforth. That fault lies entirely on the kidnappers for making the choice to kidnap again. There is a huge gulf between the two things, and you are obfuscating the two. What you are doing is straight up victim-blaming.

    It's in the same neighborhood of saying "If you don't report a crime committed against you, you're to blame for that criminal continuing to commit those crimes" and that is really fucked up

    Pony on
    AManFromEarthChanusJulius
  • MortiousMortious The Nightmare Begins Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    i dunno though

    i don't see any evidence a "we don't negotiate with terrorists" policy really does anything to reduce terrorism

    Wait, is that actually a policy? I thought it was some sort of TV trope.

    Move to New Zealand
    It’s not a very important country most of the time
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/mortious
  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Irond Will wrote: »
    gamestop is doing a thing where trading in a 360 or ps3 will give you $150 towards a new xbone or ps4

    i don't particularly want a ps4 for anything i can think of right now, but i'd love to get rid of my old 360. and who knows maybe someday i'll want the ps4

    Beware, the deal applies to the Slim 360 only. And you probably have to give up a 360 controller, too.

    I think at this point I have 6.

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  • P10P10 An Idiot With Low IQ Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    P10 wrote: »
    i think the requirement to not buy alcohol and tobacco is fine in spirit although ineffective (people who want alcohol and tobacco are just going to do swaps to get them) and so should probably be removed

    This is a terrible idea. I'd rather SNAP goes the other direction and stops covering cola and chocolate bars.
    jackbooted thugs deployed to slap candy out of children's hands

    yes, i'm ok with this

    Shameful pursuits and utterly stupid opinions
  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    Auuuuuuuguh. DAMMIT. The trade in deal needs an Xbox with 250 GB of storage, mine has 229.
    God.
    That is just... so fucking frustrating.

    emnmnme
  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    w literally negotiate with terrorists on a daily basis

    it's the dumbest truism

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    cB557Chanus
  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ) let me hold your donger for a while ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)

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  • MortiousMortious The Nightmare Begins Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Pony wrote: »
    spool32 wrote: »
    Mortious wrote: »
    As I walked past the breakroom TV, the BBC/CNN lady said "Obama said the United States Government will no longer victimize the families of kidnap victims"

    I either misheard, or missed the context of that line, because it makes no sense as written.

    People who try to ransom their family members were under threat of prosecution for giving material aid to a terrorist organization.

    They should be. Paying ransoms not only encourages future kidnappings, but it directly funds them. The blood of every future victim is on their hands.

    Kidnapping should always, 100% of the time be a law enforcement / military issue.

    Nope

    It does reward kidnapping, directly. It does say to kidnappers "Yes, this is something you can make money doing if you do it again", and it does nothing to disincentivize kidnappers from repeating what they just did.

    No, it does not make the family members who pay it at fault or responsible for the crimes the kidnappers continue to commit henceforth. That fault lies entirely on the kidnappers for making the choice to kidnap again. There is a huge gulf between the two things, and you are obfuscating the two. What you are doing is straight up victim-blaming.

    It's in the same neighborhood of saying "If you don't report a crime committed against you, you're to blame for that criminal continuing to commit those crimes" and that is really fucked up

    Unless you're Spiderman.

    Move to New Zealand
    It’s not a very important country most of the time
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/mortious
    Julius
  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
    Mortious wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    i dunno though

    i don't see any evidence a "we don't negotiate with terrorists" policy really does anything to reduce terrorism

    Wait, is that actually a policy? I thought it was some sort of TV trope.

    it's the USA's official stance, paraphrased

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    Rations in Sudan work similarly to the food stamp system. So, there you go, that's one example.

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    Geth
  • P10P10 An Idiot With Low IQ Registered User regular
    its probably a 'listed' 250 gb harddrive with some of the disk space being taken up by system stuff or file management or whatever

    Shameful pursuits and utterly stupid opinions
    Incenjucar
  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    I have very strong feelings about food stamps and welfare and the last time we talked about it things got heated, but I will say that I agree pretty much completely with Matt on this topic and I find the current system infantilizing and offensive on a number of deeply personal levels.

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    ChanusJacobkoshRegina FongiTunesIsEvil
  • kedinikkedinik Registered User regular
    Scheck how many spliffs have you spliffed.

    How dank scheck.

    surrealitycheck
  • MortiousMortious The Nightmare Begins Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    Mortious wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    i dunno though

    i don't see any evidence a "we don't negotiate with terrorists" policy really does anything to reduce terrorism

    Wait, is that actually a policy? I thought it was some sort of TV trope.

    it's the USA's official stance, paraphrased

    Was this implemented after you guys negotiated with all those terrorists?

    So, last Tuesday?

    Move to New Zealand
    It’s not a very important country most of the time
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/mortious
    Julius
  • emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    Auuuuuuuguh. DAMMIT. The trade in deal needs an Xbox with 250 GB of storage, mine has 229.
    God.
    That is just... so fucking frustrating.

  • ChanusChanus I've seen things... Registered User regular
    i feel like making it illegal to pay the ransom to get your family member back is like making it illegal to attempt suicide (NOT THE BEST ANALOGY WARNING)

    like you aren't really solving the problem, and you're making things worse for some of the people involved

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
    Julius
  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I had a medical concern yesterday.

    Called medical, saw my doctor three hours later.

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    ChanusAManFromEarthcB557NecoJacobkoshAioua
  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    Auuuuuuuguh. DAMMIT. The trade in deal needs an Xbox with 250 GB of storage, mine has 229.
    God.
    That is just... so fucking frustrating.

    Not sure if serious post, but pretty sure a 250g 360 will only report around 230 free after OS is on it. They never sold a 229G model.

    Julius
  • simonwolfsimonwolf i can feel a difference today, a differenceRegistered User regular
    @Winky keep in mind that Miyazaki was also saying that stuff in the 1980s - his reflective essay on the life of Tezuka was entirely framed around him saying things like "everything Tezuka said or thought was wrong", that Tezuka's work had ruined the Japanese animation industry, etc. There's another essay published in 1982 where he derides animation that isn't within his specific vision, and says that the advent of home video will finally be the death knell of bad/limited animation (since it will just start cannibalising itself) and he can start getting stuff he likes out there.

    There's definitely changes that happened in the period, and the presentation I'm giving at a conference next week is mostly about the changes in narrative structure that changed between the pre- and post-1990s, but Miyazaki has always loathed the animation industry spawned by "Tezuka's curse" (aka anything limited animation).

  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Pony wrote: »
    Vanguard wrote: »
    i will say presenting yourself and your view as representative of the american public is kind of eh

    on the other hand it turns out spool's viewpoint on Americans and socialism was backed by statistical data so

    is there a link you or spool could share

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