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SquallStrife

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  1. Well, there it is. End of an era. The news isn't all bad, Dave assures me that the forums will be around for a while yet! If you want to recover any articles, the Wayback Machine is probably now your best bet. Of course, Dan's Data and others still have their sites about. Let's link them here for posterity, and to show some love! Everyone raise a beer to our benevolent overlords Dave and Ben, and to the end of the empire they built together. The reason we're all here. Love your work, guys. Thanks for everything!
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    Where does everybody live these days?

    Still in Brisbane. ?
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    PAX AUS 2018

    I'm shattered that I won't get to go this year. Especially since I would've got to meet all my new Twitch friends! I'll be there in spirit though!
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    my politics

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    my politics

    It also requires far less thinking to just rattle off names, than actually look at the numbers and consider the viability of what you're proposing. For instance, have you contemplated the policing and judicial costs of your ridiculously draconian adultery laws? Or are you of the mindset that "no cost is too great" when it comes to imposing your personal beliefs on others? In which case, how do you ever expect to be taken seriously? Seriously, how??
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    Very unwell family

    These things always happen in clusters, remember to take time for yourself chrisg, and practice self care.
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    my politics

    Name calling would be calling him an idiot. He's being hypocritical. He is a hypocrite. It's completely objective.
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    my politics

    But what people do to each other's genitals is entirely the government's business. Fucking hypocrite.
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    my politics

    Thing bad, except when thing good.
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    my politics

    "I still want freedom, except when I think there should be less freedom." Literally you. Reconcile your own hypocrisy before you concern yourself with my views. You're continuously bellowing about freedom. Freedom freedom freedom. Then in the same breath you want the GOVERNMENT, the BIG BAD GOVERNMENT that needs to go away, to concern itself with people's private, personal affairs. YOU. ARE. A. HYPOCRITE. Where is your budgetary estimate to support this statement? Most of the data you would need to produce such a report is public knowledge, so go and figure it out. The fact that your policies are philosophically sound to you is a terrible argument for economic reform.
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    my politics

    "Freedom! Little/no Government! Except when I personally don't like it, in which case BIG BROTHER SHOULD WATCH YOU FUCK!!! LEGISLATE, OUTLAW, PUNISH!!!!! IRON FIST!!!!!" Literally you.
  12. You know, it's great that you found religion a useful tool to get you through life. Many people have. What's less than great is the subtext that because it worked for you, that it's a universal truth and everyone else is wrong.
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    Atomicans Gettin' the (tw)Itch!

    Hi all, I've started streaming retro game content on Twitch, twice a week, 9:30PM Friday and Saturday night Brisbane time. http://www.twitch.tv/RetroSwimAU Anybody else on the bandwagon?
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    Atomicans Gettin' the (tw)Itch!

    Mm! I remember too! I think the issue I had at the time was why you'd deliberately inconvenience yourself to attract attention out in public? Twitch puts a layer between me and other human beings, it's far less intimidating even though I'm potentially in front of more eyes that are directed at me. But yeah, I'm also just recently starting to get past some pretty severe self-esteem / self-loathing issues. Twitch has helped me with that. Not just seeing the viewer count and engaging with viewers, but talking to people in the Brisbane Twitch community, finding other cool Aussie streamers, and little things like seeing someone else do the simulated-old-Windows-environment overlay thing, which helped me not feel like my idea to do that was silly.
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    money

    You're yet to provide a basis for this claim. Specifically, all you've done is quote the law, you haven't provided any precedent for your narrow and specific interpretation of it. I realise that in your head, you saying "I think we should XYZ" is sufficient explanation for anything and everything, but out here on planet Earth, you'll need to be a bit more specific.
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    money

    "We should use money with intrinsic value" "We should use money with intrinsic value" "We should use money with intrinsic value" "We should use money with intrinsic value" "We should use money with intrinsic value" "We should use money with intrinsic value" "I don't know what 'intrinsic value' means." Literally you.
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    money

    LOL Oh dear. Looks like you don't know what "intrinsic" means! Aw bless!
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    money

    Holy shit the irony!!!!!
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    Smallest, most direction antenna

    The narrow beam width should make up for that and then some. It'd also mean your quad could land in any orientation and still receive a signal, right? You're right that the bulk would be significant though, I just didn't realise HOW bulky it would be. At 433MHz, λ=~70cm, so a meagre 12-turn antenna would be over 2m long. Makes a lot more sense for microwave.
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    Smallest, most direction antenna

    How about a helical antenna? https://www.tutorialspoint.com/antenna_theory/antenna_theory_helical.htm I actually built a pair of these in the early 00's to set up a long-ish range (3km) wifi link.
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    Israel did it.

    I'd say what about previously banned users circumventing their ban, but there was an amnesty recently right? I noticed nickeax and a few others came back.
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    money

    Arcade tokens look a lot like coins to me. Basically every arcade used these from the mid nineties onwards, some still today. Given their prevalence across that time, it should be easy for you to find a case of an arcade operator being charged for simply "making coins", which is what you're claiming is illegal. If you can find such a case, I'll eat my hat.
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    Darn Coalition surveilance laws. Why?!

    I'm not sure if you're trolling or not? They're clearly talking about data stored on devices, and in those cases, law enforcement will have the ability to get, for instance, the BitLocker recovery key from AD. It's pretty cut-and-dried. In fact, I don't even need to assume that: It also goes on to say ....are you OK man?
  24. As long as you keep saying "the same as any other murder", then you're still implicitly agreeing that there are certain situations where it's justified, if not called for.
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    Atomicans Gettin' the (tw)Itch!

    I don't make money yet, but the end goal is to supplement my income with something I enjoy doing. If you're only watching Streams of people silently playing a game, then yeah, sure, a Youtube LP is of equal or greater value. The good streams are the ones where the host interacts with the viewers, and generally creates a feeling of community.
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