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  1. Houseman

    The Confederate flag

    What I said: What they said:
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    The Confederate flag

    Well, there's also those two youtube videos. I asked people on the internet, from the_donald.
  3. Houseman

    The Confederate flag

    This is what most people think of when they think of "confederate flag" This flag is seen, to many, as a hate symbol, right up there with the Nazi flag. I wasn't content with the media's and the internet's one-sided portrayal of this symbol as "racist", and having no connection with the flag...
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    Real talk: Is it valid to compare vaccine passes to the holocaust?

    Yes, I believe we can learn something from nudists.
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    Real talk: Is it valid to compare vaccine passes to the holocaust?

    I would be happy to read your response to our arguments, even if you think we're idiots. Nobody learns anything in an echo-chamber, after all.
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    Real talk: Is it valid to compare vaccine passes to the holocaust?

    For me, yes, I think there are plenty of valid comparisons to be made. I got in trouble over on GameFAQS for making a very similar "ten stages of genocide" argument that Vendor made. For me, it's all about the means, not the ends. It's about how emergency powers and fear-based thinking can be...
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    Real talk: Is it valid to compare vaccine passes to the holocaust?

    I appreciate the effort that went into to citing all those sources. Great post! Thanks! This seems to be a paywalled source. I can't view any of the statistics without registering an account. The only thing I can view is a blurb saying that the hospital beds decreased from 1.5M to 919K over...
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    Real talk: Is it valid to compare vaccine passes to the holocaust?

    I suppose it would be more accurate to ask "Is it valid to compare vaccine passes to any aspect of the holocaust?", as opposed to just killings themselves. For example, any of these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_stages_of_genocide ( archive in case this ever gets edited...
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    Real talk: Is it valid to compare vaccine passes to the holocaust?

    I know it's convenient to just grab the easiest comparison that makes your opposition look the worst, and so for both sides, this ends up being nazis. 1/6: "Oh they did a coup just like nazis did!" Vaccine passes: "oh they're asking for your papers just like the nazis did!"...
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    Similarities between religion and the pandemic

    In religion: There is a sickness within you that cannot be cured, except through the church. Original sin. You are doomed unless you do what the church tells you. Questioning the church is blasphemy and is forbidden. No matter how much you repent, you will never be fully clean from sin. Use of...
  11. Houseman

    Some Random Quotes

    No, I agree. Computers are hard.
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    What do we wanna do with our next gaming night?

    Cool. Are you going to look into it before-hand and learn how it all works, so it can go smoothly? If so, thanks for doing that.
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    What do we wanna do with our next gaming night?

    What about Attorney online? https://aceattorneyonline.com/ Or Ace Attorney online? http://aaonline.fr/ With the first, you (a DM) can create the case, provide the roles, (defense, prosecution, witnesses, etc) and generally make your own scenario. With the latter, it gives you various...
  14. Houseman

    What do we wanna do with our next gaming night?

    I think just getting people to download the game and show up on time is the most responsibility you can expect out of people for something like this.
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    What do we wanna do with our next gaming night?

    How would playing WoW work, if we all decided on it? "Okay, so everybody make your characters, and now let's do the starting quests for 2 hours?" Then people leave for the night and never play the game again?
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    What is the point of these vaccine passports?

    Rights and freedoms apply to all citizens equally. The underlying principle should be the same whether you're a minority or not. Neither the elderly nor the young get special rights. Neither the healthy nor the infirm get special freedoms. We all have the same freedom to either avoid disease...
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    What is the point of these vaccine passports?

    Say that in 2010, an immuno-compromised elderly person walks into a grocery store. The common cold can kill him. The seasonal flu can kill him. Common bacteria found in soil could kill him. Must everyone else leave the store so that we're not risking his life, and infringing on HIS freedoms...
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    What is the point of these vaccine passports?

    When you were a kid, the vaccines you took were older by you. These are the first "vaccines" we've ever seen that were created within our life-time, within a year, even. They're new, and new things are scary. They weren't even willing to wait for FDA approval, or Phase III testing before they...
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    What is the point of these vaccine passports?

    Because it's supposed to be "lesser" If you get sick, it's a "lesser" kind of sick. You can still spread it, but the chances are lower. You're not completely safe or protected, you're just more safe than before. That's what they say, anyway.
  20. Houseman

    PS2 Cable issues

    That's too bad. You'd think it be as simple as converting one signal to another, but I guess not. May I suggest, an emulator? Or if you want to try other cable-related solutions, here's the first thing google found for me, under the section " Recommended Scalers for PS2 (flat-panel TV’s)"...
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    Thoughts on the rittenhouse trial

    If you've been following the news, we now know that he is not guilty. To anyone following the case, and seeing all the videos, I don't think this was ever a question. Of course, he acted in self-defense. This was obvious. It'll set precedent in the eyes of public opinion, maybe, but not in...
  22. Houseman

    Why is it so hard to remaster a game correctly?

    Like if you asked someone to remake the Mona Lisa.
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    Should I go full-time for Sanctuary?

    If you want to drop out of college, and take on part-time work to support yourself and this website... What if the website thing just never gets off the ground, or goes anywhere? In 5, 10, or 20 years, will you be okay with where you are? As long as you can answer those questions, as well as...
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    Should I go full-time for Sanctuary?

    Where does the money come from? A job? If you have another job, then it can't really be said that you're doing this full-time, can it?
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    Should I go full-time for Sanctuary?

    What's your business plan? How is site going to pay your rent? How are you going to attract users/customers? It hasn't been going great so far. Unless you can answer these questions to your own satisfaction, I wouldn't advise it.
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