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Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
Rock On Rock On
on October 02, 2018, 10:59:34 PM by Focalor


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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
Wins The Internet Wins The Internet
on March 24, 2018, 01:36:03 AM by Focalor


Well-crafted exposition on the state of free speech in the UK, after a Scottish youtuber is arrested and convicted in court for causing "gross offence", for posting a video in which a dog (above) reacts to phrases like "seig heil" and "gas the jews." (Note: In the original video, it's explicitly stated by the youtuber that he's seeking to annoy his girlfriend by turning her dog into "the least cute thing" he could think of, "a Nazi." The prosecution claimed context didn't matter. The judge agreed.)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti2bVS40cz0
<span data-s9e-mediaembed="youtube" style="display:inline-block;width:100%;max-width:640px"><span style="display:block;overflow:hidden;position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" style="background:url(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ti2bVS40cz0/hqdefault.jpg) 50% 50% / cover;border:0;height:100%;left:0;position:absolute;width:100%" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ti2bVS40cz0"></iframe></span></span><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ti2bVS40cz0" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ti2bVS40cz0</a>


Mirror of the original "grossly offensive" video with the "Nazi pug":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD_QlnY8Ggg

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Bot Drop / Re: How To Spot & Report Wallhacks?
Funny Funny
on January 29, 2018, 06:22:56 PM by kickstartbubba
You'd be surprised. A lot of people cheat or have cheated, and cheats these days are quite sophisticated and harder to spot, unlike those old school rat bots that spin around like crazy.

Of course. "This ain't our first rodeo" as the saying goes. We had at one time a thriving 1v1 & TDM scene here. (Notice DaHanG is still moderator of that sub-forum.)

Problem is, these days the few individuals making lots of noise about "cheats" are low-tier walking-Dunning-Kruger-effect goofballs like Ratchet and friends who play only FFA and who seem to think any player with ears and aim MUST BE CHEATING!11!11one!!

If you do write a guide, please spend plenty of time on false-positives. For example: the low tick-rate of q2 demos provides replays of movement that snaps from sample to sample in a way that doesn't represent the original player. (And the slower you timescale a Q2 demo playback, the more it looks like an aimbot.) Etc. etc.

Last thing we need are a gaggle of low-information FFA players with no concept of Q2's high skill cap running around with a fresh "spot hackers" guide tucked under their arm, think they're seeing cheaters everywhere. ;)

Regards,

quadz

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
Redundant Redundant
on June 10, 2017, 01:53:59 AM by NoBugsOnMe
Evergreen, pt. 2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mgi6X7ffiQ
<span data-s9e-mediaembed="youtube" style="display:inline-block;width:100%;max-width:640px"><span style="display:block;overflow:hidden;position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" style="background:url(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3mgi6X7ffiQ/hqdefault.jpg) 50% 50% / cover;border:0;height:100%;left:0;position:absolute;width:100%" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3mgi6X7ffiQ"></iframe></span></span><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/3mgi6X7ffiQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/3mgi6X7ffiQ</a>

:dohdohdoh: :ohlord:



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Trouble Shooting / Re: Quake on Windows 10
Insightful Insightful
on May 14, 2017, 06:47:07 AM by ppoint432
Hi,

I am trying to load Quake 2 on my new computer which uses Windows 10 64 bit operating system. It says not compatible with a 64 bit system. Is there any way around this?

I don't have W10 here, but there are definitely versions of Q2 that work on that OS.

Have you tried the q2pro installer? http://q2s.tastyspleen.net/

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Science / Re: "What is Technology Doing to Us?"
Wins The Internet Wins The Internet
on April 30, 2017, 11:47:10 AM by Focalor
Every big company has PR and marketing departments where they deal in corporate propaganda and wage war on each other for your attention and your money. Every aspect of their product presentation is engineered molecule by molecule to sell sell sell. They have people sitting in a room, rubbing their hands together with a sneer on their face, formulating ways to separate you from your money. They have graphs, they have focus groups, they have scientists and statisticians, they are devising a battle plan to wage war on your sensibilities and overthrow them.

Agreed. (A colleague used to refer to such practices as, "dark sociology.")

I suppose as a software developer, the tactics discussed in this video hit particularly close to home.

Where I work, we spend our time trying to design and implement features in ways that we hope will be the most useful to our customers. It would feel strange indeed to instead be focused on adding features the customer doesn't really want or benefit from, but which were purposefully designed to subvert maladaptive traits of human psychology that we could exploit to make them subconsciously more "hooked" on using our software.

* quadz goes off and ponders how to add "intermittent variable rewards" to the tastyspleen website...  :yuck:

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Religion, and the Changing Moral Zeitgeist / Re: Morality - Christianity / Judaism / Islam
Wins The Internet Wins The Internet
on April 25, 2017, 09:56:29 AM by Focalor
This thread is literally as old as Aishah when she was married to Muhammad.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwhq31Vj0aU  (runtime: 90 seconds)
<span data-s9e-mediaembed="youtube" style="display:inline-block;width:100%;max-width:640px"><span style="display:block;overflow:hidden;position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" style="background:url(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/zwhq31Vj0aU/hqdefault.jpg) 50% 50% / cover;border:0;height:100%;left:0;position:absolute;width:100%" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zwhq31Vj0aU"></iframe></span></span><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/zwhq31Vj0aU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/zwhq31Vj0aU</a>


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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
Funny Funny
on January 22, 2017, 12:30:50 PM by ppoint432


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xr8yj9CKqg
<span data-s9e-mediaembed="youtube" style="display:inline-block;width:100%;max-width:640px"><span style="display:block;overflow:hidden;position:relative;padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" style="background:url(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7Xr8yj9CKqg/hqdefault.jpg) 50% 50% / cover;border:0;height:100%;left:0;position:absolute;width:100%" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7Xr8yj9CKqg"></iframe></span></span><br /><a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/7Xr8yj9CKqg" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/7Xr8yj9CKqg</a>

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Discussion / Re: Kr3w Volunteering for admin
Rock On Rock On
on October 18, 2015, 06:12:09 PM by ppoint432
Admin account added.

(Also seemed like a good time to make a backup archive of the current state of all the jumpmod data.)


:beer:
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Quake / Re: New interview with "Thresh"
Informative Informative
on September 06, 2015, 04:34:06 PM by ppoint432
Thresh: "Yeah I pretty much gave birth to the whole WSAD key configuration thing for FPS gaming."

 :dohdohdoh:

Yep. And I saw bigfoot sodomizing a leprechaun with a magic genie lamp.

Haha, I'm sorry to say it was worse than WASD for me. I stood behind Thresh in 1997 at E3 and was dumbfounded at his ability to do insta-180's with the mouse.

I recall speculating to a co-worker: Thresh must have some key-binding that allows him to press an instant-180 (look behind.) But yeah, it was just a flick of the mouse. Totally new concept to me at the time. :(

:oops:


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