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The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: July 08, 2020, 01:47:26 PM »
Just here to say that the UK's laughable excuse for a Prime Minister is seemingly determined to not only copy but, exceed Trump's stupidity. I wish you all every success for November in having your idiot replaced. I've got five more years of this mop haired coked up narwhal.

The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: April 28, 2020, 09:04:11 AM »
So, not an election specific thing, but what do UK residents think of Keir Starmer?

Meh, mainly. Too early to say though.

Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: April 20, 2020, 09:22:32 AM »
That is one minor annoyance with the game, in that 90% of enemy attacks target whichever character you are controlling, so you're constantly being interrupted unless you switch constantly.  It adds a lot of mental stress.

It is a predictable and very useful aggro mechanic, that makes some fights a lot easier.

Also, provoke materia.

Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: April 19, 2020, 12:37:28 PM »
So, yes? It's not backwards compatible with PS1/PS2/PS3 like people were claiming, but "mostly" with PS4.

I'd heard and read nothing about backwards compatability beyond the PS4, so the article supports what I previously said.

Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: April 18, 2020, 12:33:29 PM »
I thought that was already debunked? Like, it was never gonna be a thing, but some journalist somewhere misunderstood something and it blew up from there?

Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: April 17, 2020, 07:13:07 AM »
I think all of us who are playing FF7R can agree we'd rather have had the whole game story now rather than in parts, but I can't say it is bad value for money.

FIFY, because this is an entire game.
And they've also managed to cram in more story in an episode than the original game did overall. So I think they're doing pretty well.

The weird low rez textures are a bit of a downer. I suspect that's the limitations of the current tech and providing Sony keep good on the backwards compatability of the PS5, I look forward to seeing how new architecture improves the look of the game. This is the main thing I'm excited for with the PS5, as I was with PS2, and will probably be what gets me to pre-order the console. The first time I've done so since the PS2 launched.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Abortion
« on: March 18, 2020, 11:29:14 AM »
That's great news for the women of NZ! Bodily autonomy at last after over 40 years.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« on: March 13, 2020, 03:29:19 PM »
The same will be said over here in the UK in five years time. I'm not buying it. It will just perpetuate the sorry state of capitalist society we are in. We had this in 1997 when Blair ousted the Tories and what a neoliberal shitshow that turned out to be.

And also, whilst you might deride Bernie Bros sulking and not voting for Biden, the safe money says that plenty of Biden Bitches would sulk and refuse to vote for Bernie as well.
So castigating one party and not the other, seems a little churlish to me.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:22:20 AM »
Unfortunately, once Biden wins the nom, I expect a lot of Bernie Bros to sulk their way into either not voting or spite-voting for Trump.

Speaking from the perspective of someone who could be considered a "bernie bros" equivalent in UK politics, yes refusing to vote for a candidate I didn't believe in is what I would do.
However, we have more options in the UK as to who to vote for in other parties, so its not as if my vote would be withheld completely.

I am sick and tired of the politics of fear of "must beat this person at all costs" rather than encouraging people to vote for meaningful change. The next UK election will be "beat the Tories at all costs" with Labour as a the front runners but, if I don't like their policies, they won't get my vote.

The main political parties thrive on that sort of politics, relying on that for victory, rather than offering anything palpable.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:18:32 AM »
Schools are business as usual,

Not even instituting more handwashing routines for the children?
I mean closing schools would be a crazy thing to do, given how little good it would do and how much harm it would do but, at least try to make them more sanitised places and instill the students the importance of cleanliness at this time.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« on: March 10, 2020, 11:55:36 AM »
apparently people think biden's a stronger candidate against trump than bernie would be. after the last week, i think that's likely true. beating trump is objective number 1, all else is secondary. practical, not crazy.

Sadly that's just race to the bottom politics and is likely to go the same way for Biden as it did for Hilary. People want change.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 10, 2020, 05:53:06 AM »
The reaction to Covid 19 here in the UK is both pathetic and hilarious.

What are people intending to do with all the hand sanitiser they are buying? Load it into a super soaker and fire it at other people to pre-clean them?

The Argument Chamber / Re: Democratic challengers for next year
« on: March 10, 2020, 05:51:02 AM »
I'm disappointed I've seen so much pro-Warren commentary and pro-Biden. Of the two, I'd rather Warren was still in but, its frustrating to think anyone progressive would choose her over Bernie.
That anyone would choose Biden over Bernie is kinda crazy.

Movies & TV / Re: Rise of Skywalker
« on: December 23, 2019, 10:06:23 AM »
I enjoyed it. I have zero desire to analyse it beyond that.

The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: December 19, 2019, 08:07:52 AM »
Labour’s manifesto calls for massive spending increases for health care, social programs, infrastructure and education. The party also wants to nationalize huge parts of the economy, including energy suppliers, railway operators, the Royal Mail – which was privatized in 2013 – water companies and the internet arm of telecom giant BT. A Labour government would also force companies to give employees a 10-per-cent ownership stake, and any publicly traded company that fails to combat climate change would be delisted from the stock exchange, according to the manifesto. The party also plans a host of giveaways, including free broadband for everyone, free basic dental care, free postsecondary education and a program to upgrade every home to “the highest energy-efficiency standards.”

This just reads like right-wing media dross to me.

I'm a Canuck so I only have an outsider's view, but this is what I based my comment on. Big things rarely ever happen at once. Really change takes time and either finesse or catastrophe. It just felt to me that what Labour was suggesting was too big a step for the ave. citizen to swallow. I don't know how effective terming the platform 'radical' could be in the conservative U.K. HE might have well as used the word communist to the average joe or joelene.

There's so much wrong with this, so I'll it one piece at a time.

Big things rarely happen at once - the privatisation of service Labour proposed to return to public control, happened within one term of a Tory Government. If it is acceptable for the policy to go one way quickly, then it is acceptable to go the other way.

Change takes time - this is a meaningless phrase, as what is meant by "time" is not defined.

It just felt to me that what Labour was suggesting was too big a step for the ave. citizen to swallow - judging by the  substantial % share of the vote Labour got, that's clearly not the case. The right wing media and brexit did for Labour this time round. They can certainly build on these policies to attract more voters in the future. If they roll back to the middle ground, they will lose the considerable youth vote they gained since 2015.

HE might have well as used the word communist to the average joe or joelene. - this is precisely what the right-wing media did in their McCarthy-esque hatchet job.

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