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Comment: They can do whatever they want (Score 4, Insightful) 224

by HBI (#48668531) Attached to: Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?

I'm not going to watch the retarded shit anyway. I do think that video gaming nowadays should be lumped into regular sport, because it's the same kind of people who play the button mashing games anyway.

A game that required actual intelligence can hardly be found, never mind made into an Olympic sport.

Comment: Re:29,500 bodies is not tiny (Score 2) 359

by HBI (#48660161) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down

I spent good portions of the last 7 years in Korea working the area for the Army. I know who is there. What we have is token opposition to the force in being that we are opposing. We're purposely set up many miles beyond the DMZ to avoid an incident short of actual war. That said, 2ID, the primary US ground force in Korea, has something like 15,000 effectives. It's even worse than it sounds when you say 29,500 - most of the rest are logistics related personnel. Lots of tail, limited teeth. The effectives are the people primarily at risk in the event of NK aggression, other than the Air Force pilots, who are very limited in number. The logistics tail will retreat as quick as they can to Daegu and then Busan, in the event of a NK breakthrough.

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 169

by HBI (#48659909) Attached to: Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

I did auto claims for several years in the early 90s. Your chances of survival in a vehicle crash where the mass of the opposing vehicles is much greater than your own is not good, regardless of the vehicle you drive.

That said, not afraid of being crushed in it. More afraid of fire. I have taken so many pictures of burn jobs where the outline of the corpse is clearly visible in the seat upholstery, and crunchy bits of flesh are still attached around the edges.

Comment: Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 169

by HBI (#48655341) Attached to: Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

Agree. I bought a cheap house and my nut every month is about 1/4 of my net - including the car. I drive a little Kia. Having the rest to play with and save is really nice. When I see people driving around their land yachts and living in much larger houses filled with unfurnished rooms, I pity them. A little.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 4, Insightful) 440

by HBI (#48610011) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

This all misses the point. The way most illegal immigrants come into and stay in the US is not by sneaking through the desert. It's by passing in on a tourist visa and then just not leaving.

Figure out a way to fix that problem that doesn't involve house to house searching and random checkpoints, and you get a gold star.

Comment: Re:Zoning laws are tyranny (Score 2, Informative) 596

by HBI (#48605071) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

In the US, urban areas were ruled out by most whites as a result of the riots of the late 1960s and the subsequent white flight. It has nothing to do with zoning laws and everything to do with pants shitting as a result of armies of black people coming to their cities and waging war against police barricades. After that, everyone who could packed up and left for the suburbs, sensing that life preservation was more important than the old neighborhood. You couldn't talk most of them into ever coming back after that.

If you don't know that this happened, your education was affected by politics.

Comment: Re:Call me racist and evil and bigoted and everyth (Score 1) 158

by HBI (#48602043) Attached to: 9th Circuit Will Revisit "Innocence of Muslims" Takedown Order

yes, those with mod points do suck. I've been refusing to mod for almost 15 years now, due to the suckage. The points were useless if all I was able to do was to undo a little bit of the damage by the abject retards who use every mod point as "I agree" or "I disagree".

You know you've been spending too much time on the computer when your friend misdates a check, and you suggest adding a "++" to fix it.