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by Krom
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: another angry white nationalist with a gun
Replies: 51
Views: 411

Re: another angry white nationalist with a gun

I don't think the mental processes that lead to mass shootings is particularly a mystery. People feeling hopelessness, powerlessness, and like they are being ignored by the world, only some of then just happen to be on the psychopathic end of the spectrum and can lash out at society like this. The g...
by Krom
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The Russia collusion...
Replies: 35
Views: 344

Re: The Russia collusion...

Plenty of people are actually doing that, they are generally referred to as "the mainstream press", and they do a pretty good job of letting you know when something goes wrong if you are willing to listen.
by Krom
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: A car in SPAAAACE!
Replies: 15
Views: 680

Re: A car in SPAAAACE!

If it qualified, just imagine how many world records this car would now own.

Probably doesn't qualify because its not on the world anymore, and didn't leave under its own power either. :P
by Krom
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The Russia collusion...
Replies: 35
Views: 344

Re: The Russia collusion...

You don't have to assume they are good enough, you can monitor them from the documentation they are required to maintain through any investigation.
by Krom
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: another angry white nationalist with a gun
Replies: 51
Views: 411

Re: another angry white nationalist with a gun

If it is just a varmint rifle, my Marlin model 60 is likely superior in pretty much every meaningful metric. Even the old bb/pellet rifle that had to be pumped up 10 times for every shot makes more sense than an AR-15 for controlling smaller rodents.
by Krom
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: DBB Feedback Forum
Topic: Profanity filter
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Profanity filter

The devs finally pushed an updated version with a fixed word censor toggle, so I've updated blacklist as requested.
by Krom
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Should we give land and power back to Native "Americans?"
Replies: 30
Views: 261

Re: Should we give land and power back to Native "Americans?"

Hey if we go back far enough we are all from Africa so when exactly do we define the cutoff for "native"?
by Krom
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: another angry white nationalist with a gun
Replies: 51
Views: 411

Re: another angry white nationalist with a gun

I also side with vision/etc in generally frowning upon the concept of "gun free zones" in open to the public spaces within the context of a nation where private citizens have freedom of movement and also own millions of guns. Its like trying to declare a "smog free zone" in the middle of Downtown L....
by Krom
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: another angry white nationalist with a gun
Replies: 51
Views: 411

Re: another angry white nationalist with a gun

So in the previous post he basically said we need to privatize the police force, which could only result in making the country that much more militant, and now he is saying it is more important to be able to shoot people than it is being able to speak freely. And somehow that is supposed to preserve...
by Krom
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: another angry white nationalist with a gun
Replies: 51
Views: 411

Re: another angry white nationalist with a gun

Perhaps the federal government would be more successful in protecting public order and safety if republicans and conservatives hadn't spent the last 30 years doing everything in their power to tear down and destroy it.
by Krom
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 4 Desktop icons vanished
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: 4 Desktop icons vanished

That is pretty bizzare, I don't think the desktop cleanup wizard exists anymore since XP, and I don't think there are any relevant logs for that. Might just have to go through the list of installed programs and see if you remember what it was from there.
by Krom
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 60
Views: 689

Re: Religion?

I have a really old (like this was from the 90s) image macro for that particular derail:
Click to view the full size image.
by Krom
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Win 10 issues
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Win 10 issues

There are a bunch of reports you can generate from powercfg in administrator command prompt that can help you find out what is keeping a machine awake. Among them /SYSTEMSLEEPDIAGNOSTICS and /ENERGY can list processes that either consume a lot of power or are responsible for resetting the sleep time...
by Krom
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: DBB Feedback Forum
Topic: The B-word
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: The B-word

Whenever the phpbb devs get around to releasing the next version with a fixed option to disable the word censor...
by Krom
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: A car in SPAAAACE!
Replies: 15
Views: 680

Re: A car in SPAAAACE!

Pretty sure it was just going to settle around in an elliptical orbit around the sun, because it would take a fair chunk more velocity (from gravity assists) to actually leave the system.
by Krom
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: As if we didn't need any more evidence...
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: As if we didn't need any more evidence...

I saw that on the news this morning, yet another wasteful and moronic idea.
by Krom
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 60
Views: 689

Re: Religion?

The big bang theory remains incomplete in that we still don't know what actually caused the explosion, but there is zero doubt that the explosion happened. The problem is we are limited to tools that "look" for things, but the things we are looking for didn't exist at the time we want to observe the...
by Krom
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The EVIL USA and its overcrowded prisons!
Replies: 15
Views: 194

Re: The EVIL USA and its overcrowded prisons!

Kinda hard to fix the drug problem when conservatives have literally declared war on the kind of social programs and spending that would be the most effective at combating it.

And if you were really upset about violence, you wouldn't be calling for whole groups of people to die now would you?
by Krom
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The EVIL USA and its overcrowded prisons!
Replies: 15
Views: 194

Re: The EVIL USA and its overcrowded prisons!

Then you should probably lock up the doctors and pharmaceutical companies that claimed these opiates were safe and not that badly habit forming which is what actually led to this epidemic in the first place.

Also you haven't the faintest clue how addiction works do you.
by Krom
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Doomed to failure?
Replies: 12
Views: 191

Re: Doomed to failure?

$500/mo won't even pay the rent in most places. It could easily keep a homeless person fed, but it wouldn't get them off the streets.
by Krom
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Adding user accounts in Win 7
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Adding user accounts in Win 7

Sounds like a fix that probably works by disabling some related logging component or something like that so the error no longer triggers even if the underlying issue isn't actually resolved.
by Krom
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Delayed automap in DOSBox
Replies: 18
Views: 1056

Re: Delayed automap in DOSBox

Do you have the automap set to a different resolution than the main game? I'm wondering if it is some glitch from mode switching, it has been ages since I've checked what options were available in the old DOS native D1x and D2x versions, but make sure your automap isn't jumping up to some higher/dif...
by Krom
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.
Replies: 344
Views: 11072

Re: Image Dump MEGATHREAD.

callmeslick wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:47 am
Tunnelcat wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:36 pm
He forgot the pimp, Devin Nunes. :wink:
not visible in the picture, Rep. Nunes is under the table, between Trumps legs doing what he does best.
Scanning electron microscopy?
by Krom
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: DBB Feedback Forum
Topic: Profanity filter
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Profanity filter

What s-word? Be specific.
by Krom
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Adding user accounts in Win 7
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Adding user accounts in Win 7

Only rule is you can't have two accounts with the same name, everything else will work. Same password is fine.
by Krom
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Adding user accounts in Win 7
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Adding user accounts in Win 7

Yep, you can do most of that from the user accounts control panel and it is pretty straight forward. As for firefox, the default browser is a per-user setting so different users can have different browsers as their default, but installing the browser is system wide and would be available in both acc...
by Krom
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Pay close attention slick...TG and other whities..
Replies: 25
Views: 354

Re: Pay close attention slick...TG and other whities..

Tunnelcat wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:38 pm
What is your effing point with this one NS?
Other than the fact that he should find himself quite at home in about half the levels of that pyramid... I donno.
by Krom
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: a bit of analysis
Replies: 33
Views: 615

Re: a bit of analysis

Guess I should get my controller out and shake off some of that rust. :P
by Krom
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: a bit of analysis
Replies: 33
Views: 615

Re: a bit of analysis

Our current monetary system isn't really based entirely on labor, it is actually based more on time, which will still be a thing post-labor. It is also based on how much money you already have, generally speaking the more money you have, the more you get for your time regardless of how much labor yo...
by Krom
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: PC build log
Replies: 34
Views: 2654

Re: PC build log

Rumor has it some time this year the 27" 3840x2160 @ 144 Hz gsync HDR monitors will finally hit the market, though the same rumors also claim they will go for a cool $1800-2000 a piece... :P Just about any modern gaming grade monitor can be made to work reasonably well as long as you have an X-Rite ...
by Krom
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: a bit of analysis
Replies: 33
Views: 615

Re: a bit of analysis

Humans can be removed from the loop, it probably won't be all that far off either. Computers are already making better decisions than doctors and driving cars more safely than is humanly possible, soon they could be doing your job too.
by Krom
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: PC build log
Replies: 34
Views: 2654

Re: PC build log

Nobody makes an IPS or VA that can push 240 Hz, in fact this panel is literally the only 240 Hz panel on the market. There are a couple other monitors (Acers I think) that match the 240 Hz refresh but they are using the exact same panel. And my previous monitor was also a TN so I'm used to it anyway.
by Krom
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: SJWs
Replies: 27
Views: 647

Re: SJWs

Because they are basically holding culture itself hostage for money and keep on pushing it further and further because they are extending copyright monopolies until the end of time. The DMCA is in no small part Disney's work and it is a horrible censoring tool that can also be abused in ways way bey...
by Krom
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: PC build log
Replies: 34
Views: 2654

Re: PC build log

Just swapped my BenQ XL2420G monitor for an Asus PG258Q. Wanted it for the better gamma/contrast, but the jump from 144 Hz to 240 Hz didn't hurt either. Played through a couple levels of Doom 2016 and it looks amazing when it is pretty much stuck at its 200 FPS engine cap constantly and you are actu...
by Krom
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: SJWs
Replies: 27
Views: 647

Re: SJWs

Walt Disney corporation is pretty much a textbook example of the saying "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.". It isn't that difficult to see how it ended up that way, but peel away the family friendly facade plus a few insulating outer layers of its bureaucracy and you will pretty much ...
by Krom
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: How's your weather?/General weather discussion thread [Intended potentially for running discussion!]
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: How's your weather?/General weather discussion thread

Our weather has been pretty volatile going from one extreme to the other. Its been bitterly cold, followed by unseasonably warm, followed by bitter cold again, and then its going to warm up again.
by Krom
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Modern monitor useful for old dos games
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Modern monitor useful for old dos games

AOC G2460PQU appears to have aspect control, VGA (d-sub) analog input, and 144 Hz refresh support so it can actually display the native DOS 720x480@70Hz mode without dropping frames like a 60 Hz monitor will. Modes above 75 Hz appear to be limited to digital inputs only though. ASUS VG248QE is anoth...
by Krom
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: DBB Feedback Forum
Topic: UI bar
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: UI bar

Descer wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:37 am
(Chrome, FireFox:)

1. Got to a page full o' text.
2. Move the cursor over a link and leave it there.
3. Keep readin'.

Thou get what I mean.
Nothing happens?
Perhaps you need to investigate your browser add-ons.
by Krom
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Global warming?
Replies: 27
Views: 367

Re: Global warming?

I work for a company that makes industrial and commercial burners for heating boilers and the like, China is currently a huge market because the government mandated replacing all the boilers/heaters in the country with low emissions units like modern designs instead of the 50 year old wrecks they ha...
by Krom
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Global warming?
Replies: 27
Views: 367

Re: Global warming?

It’s funny… When somebody says "it’s cold how can there be global warming"…everyone yells “you idiot, the weather is local”. But when someone says “whew it’s hot, must be global warming” everyone says “yup yup…global warming”. http://www.climatesignals.org/data/record-high-temps-vs-record-low-temps