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Comment: Re:Bummer (Score 1) 323

by XxtraLarGe (#49349143) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"

All you get is overweight, butch lesbians in flannel shirts, sweatpants and Birkenstocks!

But that triggers me.

Sorry, should have put up a warning first. But that leads to another question: is it the actual overweight, butch lesbians in flannel shirts, sweatpants and Birkenstocks that trigger you, or seeing the phrase "overweight, butch lesbians in flannel shirts, sweatpants and Birkenstocks" in writing that triggers you. And if so, how would you give a trigger warning for that?

Comment: Re:Bummer (Score 2, Insightful) 323

by XxtraLarGe (#49348903) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"

Actually they can still have booth babes they just need to look professional. Personally a beautiful woman tastefully dressed is more of a turn on than the slutty look anyway.

I know you mean well, but you're completely missing the point.

He missed the point, but he did not mean well. That's why we can't have nice things.

Comment: Re:Bummer (Score 1, Troll) 323

by XxtraLarGe (#49348753) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"

Personally a beautiful woman tastefully dressed is more of a turn on than the slutty look anyway.

Then that will have to be banned as well. All you get is overweight, butch lesbians in flannel shirts, sweatpants and Birkenstocks! And if that turns you on, they'll switch over to information kiosks narrated by an asexual monotone computer. And if that turns you on, well, I don't know what they'll do.

Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 1) 876

by XxtraLarGe (#49341007) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

They already have that freedom. What businesses don't have the freedom to do is to treat people differently on an arbitrary basis, and the government of Indiana is trying to change it so people can, via companies, treat others like shit on the basis of their personal superstitions, which is unjustifiable and destructive.

So what you're saying is that you don't want to know who those people are so you can give them your money?

Comment: Re:You should title this "Patriot act to be repeal (Score 0) 185

by XxtraLarGe (#49335883) Attached to: New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act

At any rate, this nomination contest is going to determine a lot about the future direction and viability of the Republican Party, and it's not looking very promising for freedom-lovers everywhere.

What does it matter who gets the Republican nomination? The press has already coronated Hilary Queen of America. The Republican nominee has as much of a chance to become president as Lyndon LaRouche.

Comment: Re:It is time to get up one way or the other (Score 1) 1089

by XxtraLarGe (#49300103) Attached to: Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US

What about requiring voting, but simply including an "I abstain" option for each category?

I vote almost every single time, with the exception of some school board elections that I've missed, but if voting became mandatory, I think I'd refuse out of protest. It's just as wrong to force someone to vote as it is to prevent someone from voting.

Those who don't care or who want to protest can select "abstain" but it's now an active choice.

I would rather have None of the Above on the ballot, and if that option got the most votes, there would have to be another election, with the previous candidates ineligible.

Comment: Re:Half Who?? (Score 1) 214

by XxtraLarGe (#49293169) Attached to: Gabe Newell Understands Half-Life Fans, Not Promising Any Sequels

So I'm curious where this backlog of awesome games are, or what you mean by awesome games, because right now, I can't think of any. But I'd like to know of any that might be worth my heading out and getting a PS4. I make occasional pop-ins at Gamestop to see the new releases, but so far nothing is tempting.

One new-ish game I got was Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor. It's pretty fun, but make sure to get the PS4 version. I have the PS3 version, so it has laggy transitions. It will pause for a minute to load a 3 second cut scene, then pause another minute after that plays another 3 second cut scene, then pause another minute to switch back to the game. From what I understand, the PS4 doesn't have that issue at all. Watch Dogs was pretty fun, and I guess the PS4 version of that is even better, especially when it comes to the driving portion of the game. Dying Light is supposed to be pretty good if you're not tired of the whole zombie apocalypse thing.

Comment: Re:Commercially makes sense ... maybe (Score 0) 148

by XxtraLarGe (#49292265) Attached to: Apple May Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins

Paying $900 for a phone that will last for two years - not for me!

I had my iPhone 4 for 4 years and it still worked perfectly well when I traded it in for my iPhone 6+. The only reason I upgraded was that I needed the phone to be able to run the most current OS for development purposes. The good trade-in prices on the iPhone 4 were an added incentive. I had considered handing it down to my wife, but ended up getting her a Samsung Galaxy Centra from Tracfone, since we didn't want 2 phones on the same plan for the outrageous costs. As soon as I finish with my contract, I'm going to move my iPhone to Tracfone as well.

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