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Comment Re:Hillary Lost Because of Her (Score 1) 500

There's a bunch of us in those (and other states) that don't buy into being extorted by corporations, the acceptance of hate crimes against minorities, the total destruction of our natural resources, and endless wars that accomplish nothing.

And yet you passed over Bernie Sanders for a bellicose corporate whore who was pro-torture, pro-war and who spent a good deal of her campaign assuring Wall Street that she would be friendly towards them if they would donate to her campaign. Great choice!

Comment Re:Hillary Lost Because of Her (Score 2, Insightful) 500

Democrats still can't accept that there are apparently a bunch of states located between California and New England where people don't buy into the idea that all white people are evil racists and that 3-year-olds should be able to create their own genders. They just assumed that all that land that they only see from their plane windows must be empty or something.

Comment Re:Now make it a requirement that it's US-owned (Score 1) 322

I said there is no such thing as "European" culture. Because America has deviated to a large degree from all of those individual cultures. We have our own culture

Oh yes, because let's pretend that the U.S., Canada, and Australia don't share 99.9% of the same culture as Great Britain, including the same language and almost exact same legal/political systems, personal customs, etc. (Canada partially excluded, because of that damned Quebec). There is WAY more variation in culture and language in China than there ever has been between the UK and its English-speaking colonies, but that doesn't stop people from referencing "Chinese culture" or even "Asian culture."

Comment Re:Now make it a requirement that it's US-owned (Score 2) 322

Also, there is no such mentality in the progressive community to exclude whites in any way shape or form.

B U L L S H I T

The vitriol of anti-white hatred (especially white MALES) coming from the SJW left these days is fucking palpable. The level of white guilt and white self-hatred in particular would be funny if it weren't so dangerous. It's gotten to the point where I strongly suspect that we would already be seeing "Whites need not apply" addendums to many job postings if that weren't still technically illegal. Oh wait, in the UK at least, we already are.

Submission + - Shed a tear for the dying gasp of the First Amendment. (zerohedge.com) 2

flopwich writes: Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and probably others have met in agreement to bar any content they deem "extremist". Of course, only the "wrong" content will be banned, and they wouldn't use Politically Correct standards to evaluate "extremism". We can probably use the founding fathers of the US as generators at this point, given their rapid spinning in their graves.

Submission + - EU Announces Censorship of US Sites (engadget.com)

walterbyrd writes: A review conducted by EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova found that Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft failed to flag and remove offensive content within 24 hours, with less than half of cases being responded to in that timeframe. If they don't improve their response times, new legislation could be introduced to force them to do so.

Comment Re:So it's illegal then? (Score 2) 91

Let's be honest here. How many people are going to buy this thing and only use ROM's they've made themselves from their own cartridges and discs? Hell, how many people would even know HOW to make ROM's for this thing?

As with pretty much all 3rd-party emulators, the creators know full well what it's going to be used for.

Comment The real strengths of the NES Classic (Score 5, Insightful) 91

1) It's simple
2) It's plug-and-play
3) It's cheap (or rather, it will be when you can find them in stock)

Most other emulator consoles only succeed at #3. Most people aren't going to hunt down ROM's from skeavy pirate sites or buy overpriced old cartridges just to play old games. They want something they can just buy, plug-in, and play.

Comment Re:I beg to differ (Score 2) 161

I cancelled my sub several months ago and haven't regretted it one bit.

Netflix has made the decision to go full-bore on original content and completely neglect their back catalog, and that's fine. But the harsh fact is that they will never be able to produce enough original content to make it worthwhile keep subbing for that alone. Even HBO, whose original content is much better and more consistent, still has to offer a good catalog of movies and other content to justify a monthly subscription. And Netflix's once-amazing back catalog used to be what set it apart from HBO, Hulu, and Amazon. But it has shrunk drastically in the last year or two to the point where it's getting harder and harder to find decent content.

Anyway, at a certain point earlier this year, I realized that:

1) Amazon's back catalog now rivals Netflix's. And Amazon's service essentially comes for "free" with my Prime membership (that I already keep just for the free shipping).

2) Netflix's original content, while good, isn't worth the subscription cost just by itself.

3) For about the same cost, I could dump Netflix and pick up ad-free Hulu, which gives me access to a ton of old TV shows that were once on Netflix but aren't anymore.

The choice was then clear. Sorry Netflix, Stranger Things is a great series. But it ain't $10-a-month good.

Submission + - To promote tech education, Canada's Prime Minister made his own game (gamasutra.com)

Eloking writes: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Twitter account lit up today with a message all too familiar to many indie devs: Mr. Trudeau has made a video game, and he'd like everyone to play it.

It was a cute bit of promotion for Hour of Code, the computer science education event masterminded every year by the Code.org nonprofit. While the Hour of Code websites hosts one-hour tutorials (in 45 languages) for coding all sorts of simple applications, game developers may appreciate that the lion's share appear to be game projects, like the one Trudeau modified into a sort of hockey-themed Breakout variant.

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