“I do find it ironic, however, that the people cheering this endeavour the loudest....are the same people who are also chirping the loudest about GMO labeling on food. This product here isn't even ACTUALLY FOOD, yet it's OK to the same crowd that claims that anything with a GMO needs to be labeled as a poisonous substance.”
jthinker on Dec 9, 2013 at 20:50:30
“How do you mean it isn't actually food? A lot of food is processed. How is this different?”
dopamineboy on Dec 9, 2013 at 20:23:51
“I ain't cheering it! I've long wondered why people want to eat fake anything. And anything Gates is involved in makes me suspicious.”
“Gates puts money into more different causes than you could even comprehend.”
didereaux on Dec 9, 2013 at 20:21:14
“And somehow you deduced that because he has some good uses being made of his money that this one should not be commented upon as being a ludicrous one? C'mon, you have sense enough to write, then use a little of that sense to think before doing so.”
“So what I'm learning here is that this guy is very, very young and has no concept of the evolution of video games, considers accessories "consoles", and couldn't come up with 10 bad consoles. Two of the only actual consoles he included in his list (the 5200 and the 3DO) were actually good machines.
Translation: Just because you have the ability to make a Youtube channel doesn't mean you should”
Doc1997 on Dec 10, 2013 at 23:57:47
“Proofread your post, here's why
(1) very, very young - so I guess 33 years is young now, so we should change the ESRB rating to, what, 60? He even wish he was born younger to play cool Godzilla games in the XBOX and PS2.
(2) "no concept of the evolution of video games", "considers accessories 'consoles'", "couldn't come up with 10 bad consoles" - so firstly, you need to redefine the term "video game consoles", second he has been playing the games since the 70s and has own Odyssey, Atari, Commodore 64, NES, SNES, Game Boy, Lynx, Genesis (32X and CD included), Tiger games, Game.com, R-Zone, Virtual Boy, etc., and most of the title games from the licensed one to even Bible Games. Why would you say that he doesn't aware of the "evolution" and could you make a full review of every thing he owns and come up with your own opinion from more than him, 'cause he's has done 115 episodes by now.
(3) "5200 and 3DO ... were actually good machines" - That's debatable, considering faulty controller from the 5200 and the overpriced 3DO with only small library of games to accompany. And would you dare to buy a game console that cost $700 in the 80s?
(4) "Just because you have the ability to make a YouTube channel doesn't mean you should" - 2 words : Explain why.”
jlf2033 on Dec 9, 2013 at 23:51:45
“Also, one more thing; The so called "accessories" that Sega put out, were essentially consoles. The fact that they had to connect to the Genesis, doesn't change that.”
DeeEmm1 on Dec 9, 2013 at 22:00:38
“Actually, this guy grew up with all those systems, and he's been doing these videos for longer than Youtube has been around.
And the 3DO was horrible. I had one. It was junk.”
Bryan Walker on Dec 9, 2013 at 20:59:35
“Said like somebody who has never watched a Nerd episode before.
This guy is the best at what he does.”
jlf2033 on Dec 9, 2013 at 18:13:36
“Go take a good long look at his youtube channel, and then try saying that. These are short clips from 10 different videos that he made. He's also in his 30's, and has played every system ever made, along with just about every game ever made. He probably knows more about game history than you do.”
OmegaHunter on Dec 9, 2013 at 17:49:20
“He's extremely well versed in the history and evolution of video games. This is a clip compilation from other, previous videos he had done.
I'd say considering the 32X and Sega/Jaguar CDs mere "accessories" seems dishonest. They had their own libraries of games that would only run on them and the 32X almost got made into the stand-alone Sega Neptune before the Saturn launched.
Beyond that, did you really call the 3DO "good?" It launched at $700 with no games that could even possibly make it worthwhile. Just because it was a CD-based console in 1993 does not mean it was good.
And the 5200 had some of the worst first-party controllers ever. You can't fairly ignore that.
I'd be curious as to what consoles you think he excluded that should be included.”
TIMLIM on Dec 9, 2013 at 17:15:44
“He's in his 30s, and played most of them when they came out. 3DO was a good machine, but there weren't many games for it due to a major lack of third party support, and it was priced the same as a Neo Geo, which made it too expensive for most gamers. 5200 was a lot better when it was called Colecovision. And those weren't really accessories, they were consoles, and accessories in name only.”
“1) This will never hold up on appeal. Businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone regardless of reason.
2) A simple workaround that any corporation would do would be to simply jack up the rates to astronomical amounts for people he doesn't actually want to make a cake for.”
Why Does it Seem So Hard on Dec 7, 2013 at 14:13:33
“Businesses are not allowed to discriminate who they sell to even if you think so”
BahtHarim on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:06:20
“Yeah, right. That's what restaurant owners in the deep south said 50 years ago when they didn't want to serve blacks. It was unconstitutional then, and it's unconstitutional now.”
lwilson21 on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:03:03
“I'm glad that you are wrong. The rights you refer to apparently only exist in your churches of intolerant self- righteousness. They should close their business if they can't follow the law.”
tigereon on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:01:36
“Really? so they can refuse to serve black people because they are black?
you might want to check your facts”
in defense of women on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:01:31
“No, they do not. There are "protected classes." Wearing a pink shirt if the boss hates pink can get you fired. Being pink would be protected. Get it?
And your solution doesn't work. But please, try it in your business, because I would LOVE to sue for that attempt.”
olsuzanna on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:58:31
“I think you have been swinging way too much.”
efechner on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:51:51
“Swing and a miss.”
WHTrout on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:51:33
“1) NOT in states that have non-discrimination laws. If you're going to run a business, you've got to obey the laws governing businesses -- all of them, not just the ones you want to.
2) That would definitely fall under discrimination and would be illegal.
You're just gonna have to go to Rwanda to find laws that support your bigotry, hon.”
InvisibleButAuthentic on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:50:00
“You are correct in some states.
Not in this particular state, however.”
Appeal2Reason9 on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:47:48
“You need a business license issued by the city in order to open a business. And the city has to follow state law. In this case, Colorado has a law demanding equal treatment for all customers. In such a case, not only would this be upheld in appeal, but it would hold water in even the highest court.
The last time an issue like this went that high, it was the "separate but equal" suits.”
Just a passerby on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:40:48
“Well, as others have already stated, you are categorically wrong on #1. As far as option #2, it would be a really foolish course to take. All an aggrieved party has to do is show the company in question charged different rates based on just the orientation of the customer, and it would be a slam-dunk in any civil court.”
vsr on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:37:28
“No they do not have that right. It is illegal to refuse service because of someone's race or any other protected status. Many states include sexuality in that.”
Johnnyash on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:37:04
“You are wrong on so many levels - try reading the civil rights act, anti-discrimination act, and Colorado's Public licensing act for businesses”
momoftwodogs on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:36:40
“WRONG! NUMBER ONE WE HAVE A CONSTITUTION WHICH SAYS DIFFERENT, SO TRY READING IT, AND IN THIS CASE THEY HAD A STATE LAW THAT FORBIDS THIS, SO TRY READING THE ARTICLE!”
Verchiel on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:36:34
“1.) you couldn't be more wrong; anti-discrimination laws are well established.”
artvandelay3 on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:36:11
“So they can refuse to serve blacks because they're racist? I do believe the SCOTUS said no to that one. So they can raise the price for a black hetero couple because they are racist?
Ganymede425 on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:35:01
“1) This right you speak of is 100% made up. It does not exist, is not in the Constitution, and has never been articulated by any member of the Supreme Court.
2) Discrimination in pricing schemes is also barred by Colorado law, so this workaround would not work.”
“This kid's parents failed him. They never taught him that there are consequences and repercussions to one's actions. He broke the law. Fact. Bottom line. And when faced with having to deal with the consequences of that fact, took the easy way out. He's nothing but a cautionary tale.”
Hrist LA on Dec 5, 2013 at 06:05:30
“precious snowflake syndrome. Everyone is unique and special but most of us do not do illegal acts. I do feel bad that any of this happened. The suffering pain to the family, and the whole darn mess. I blame the kool aid.”
Robert Granado on Dec 5, 2013 at 00:29:37
“Well it's a flipping shame that the effing bankers and others that nearly brought us to economic ruin are still awarding themselves bonuses on top of getting off scott-free for their actions...
how are they immune from the consequences of their actions?!?!”
“Fact: Not a one of those children of these women would be alive today with the restrictions they are pushing for. But why let that detail get in the way?”
bwittsell on Dec 4, 2013 at 22:34:17
“You're right. We just need to ban all guns, right?”
Sir Ivor on Dec 4, 2013 at 22:00:52
“Fact: That is not true. Banning assault weapons and/or certain magazines would have saved some of these children.”
DaveMB on Dec 4, 2013 at 21:55:26
“America has the highest gun death rate in the industrialized world. They are second highest if you count Russia, but they've had a lot of political and economic instability. The reason America's gun death rate is so high, the NRA.”
bobbski on Dec 4, 2013 at 21:47:26
“Not fact. Opinion and we know what that is like.”
makingthenewold on Dec 4, 2013 at 21:45:35
“In hopes of saving even one child? Is that not good enough? Why are you so threatened by stricter gun laws? Only those at risk of losing their pretty guns should feel threatened by gun restrictions. But why let that detail get in the way?”
trojwl on Dec 4, 2013 at 21:45:13
“So let's do NOTHING!
cargofuzz on Dec 4, 2013 at 21:43:54
“So we do nothing and settle for the status quo? No. We can do better.”
“That quote does describe the country's greatest problem perfect, though not in the way this "article" is trying to spin it. This country's greatest problem is that a large portion of the populace has decided that it is entitled to the wealth generated by others without actually having to do something to earn it.”
ZippityDont on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:10:27
“Swinging from the center of what? The Romney campaign?”
“Negatory. I'm just smart enough to know that all the "Pro labeling" crowd is trying to do is create fear by putting big labels on the fronts of containers so that low information consumers will be boogey woogey oy'd into doing something else.
I live in Washington - I had to deal with the massive amount of money spent on both sides of that issue during this election cycle. I find it hilarious that a state like this, which is the most educated in the nation, is lauded as such by "progressives" when something "progressive" passes, yet is told that they were hoodwinked by "big money" whenever something "progressive", no matter how absurd, fails.”
Shemp loves hemp on Dec 3, 2013 at 22:50:44
“Or maybe they would just like to know whats being put in their food.
“"Is it more offensive than 'Redskins'"? Given that 'Redskins' isn't offensive, does it really matter if this one comes in over or under that bar?”
Elsinor on Dec 2, 2013 at 21:38:09
“Look up the definition of "redskin" and you will see that all of the on-line dictionaries note in the definition that the word is considered offensive or derogatory. This includes Merriam-Webster, Oxford, Collins, Random House Webster's, MacMillan, etc.”
TiffanyBubbles on Dec 2, 2013 at 21:18:19
“How do you like "Albino Jackrabbits?" Fitting, eh?”
“This site has long been a master of misleading headlines, but this one might just take the proverbial cake.
They want GMO labeling "legalized"? It's already "legal" to put GMO labels on food if you so choose.
All you need to know about GMO's is this: Every article that talks about how they're in some way "unsafe" has to lead with "although no studies have shown them to be unsafe....". Why is that one line so important? Because it reveals that out of ALL of the studies that have been done - and let's face it, the "GMO's are bad!" crowd has funded a LOT of them - they haven't been able to get one....not a single, solitary peer reviewed study....to validate their desired conclusions. Given that the sponsor of a study can heavily manipulate what the "results" will be, that they haven't been able to get ONE that reads in their favour speaks volumes.”
DC Political Junkie on Dec 2, 2013 at 19:54:57
“Not true. FDA does not believe it has the authority to label GMOs.
On another topic, the info graphic forgot to show Alaska as a state that has passed GMO labeling laws, GMO salmon will have to be labeled in Alaska. Matter of fact, Alaska passed the first GMO labeling law in the nation under Republican Governor Frank Murkowski.”
Making someone sling hot dogs, check tickets, or work a football game on Thanksgiving? Perfectly acceptable.
Letting workers volunteer to work Thanksgiving in exchange for extra money because they either need it to buy Christmas presents, don't even celebrate Thanksgiving, or don't have families and thus would like the extra money? An offence of the highest order.
Thanks, fringe left, for telling us all what is acceptable and what's not. I'm sure the hot dog vendor at Ford Field is thrilled with your decision to figure his family time is worth less than someone working at Best Buy.”
CtrlC on Nov 29, 2013 at 09:15:51
“Or you know, just pay them a decent enough wage where they didn't HAVE to work on a holiday just to afford gifts.”
armedandliberal on Nov 29, 2013 at 05:15:53
“"Fringe left" goes to NFL games? You been smoking something other than turkey?”
Pleasedontdelete on Nov 29, 2013 at 05:06:02
“"Letting workers volunteer to work Thanksgiving".
False on it's face...
If they let only employees who volunteered, work on Thanksgiving, stores would be embarrassingly understaffed. Remember retail p/t workers do NOT get any extra benefit for working on a holiday.”
Mischief on Nov 29, 2013 at 02:07:41
“The "fringe left" as you call them are all socialists who wouldn't be caught dead promoting shopping and making money over spending time with family. You would think that would be fanatical right wing idea, you know, spending time with the family, but it turns out that making money at any cost is the fanatical right wings' "real" desire at Thanksgiving (and most every other day as well).
As it turns out, if the fanatical right wing ownership paid a "living wage," a lot of these people forced to work because they aren't paid a "living wage," would stay home willingly and be with their families as it should be.”
varobj on Nov 29, 2013 at 01:45:09
“not a lefty by any means but I do have a problem with FORCED work on major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am all for people that need the cash being afforded the opportunity to volunteer for the shifts.”
RadioNinja on Nov 29, 2013 at 01:24:57
“I agree with you, but this is not a "fringe left" issue. The fools on the right are equally filled with fake outrage.”
“Because it has nothing to do with corporations. This was a bill created by unions in a desperate attempt to stay relevant. It basically says "the minimum wage is $15 an hour, BUT if you allow our union into your company, you only have to pay $10"”
“More union thu.ggery that got passed under a catchy title. Notice the exemption for the minimum wage if the company unionizes its workforce. Trying to force companies into openly seeking unionization within their organizations. Further, notice how the minimum wage is limited only to companies in SeaTac that can't up and leave SeaTac - aerospace, hotels, etc.”
lpritch370 on Nov 27, 2013 at 03:53:32
“The union is always for minimum wage hikes. Right after it happnes the union demands a raise. They argue that they are skilled workers and deserve much more than minimum wage.”
writerbyfire on Nov 27, 2013 at 03:47:02
“if the bill hadn't passed I doubt you'd say "more corporate thuggery" it's two sides of the same coin. Everybody's got an opinion.”
jimtpat on Nov 27, 2013 at 03:06:51
“Omigosh, pay-to-play in our economy... the horror, the horror.”
“It doesn't matter what it costs per minute. Companies will pay it in order to have their traveling employees in on meetings and other incredibly dull things nobody around that person is going to want to hear.”
“Yes, clearly it's a valid argument to, when faced with a comment about how one side is trying to force people to behave in a certain manner, to try to deflect that fact by pointing out something from the other side rather than address the issue.
Congratulations, you're "I'm a blind sheep for Team Blue" T-Shirt is in the mail.”
Jeff Mace on Nov 24, 2013 at 16:55:54
“Also, for whatever it's worth, i'm not part of "any" team. I am against this ban. But if you think there are not Republicans helping to spearhead the anti tobacco movement you are just plain naive.”
Jeff Mace on Nov 24, 2013 at 16:49:33
“Actually, you were the only one who by trying to assign a unilateral blame to the methodology. I asked a question of you, and you got really defensive. Grow up.”
“Wonder how much Microsoft is paying the site to run these ads disguised as articles. Site didn't give the PS4 launch much press, and it is the clear dominator this gen.”
kensp on Nov 26, 2013 at 13:14:43
“This site didn't give the PS4 launch much press? Were you in a coma last week?”
Imtellingthetuth on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:55:59
“Also there were NO pS4 parties in timesquare, L.A or any other place.. your point being???”
Craig Susen on Nov 24, 2013 at 11:04:03
“funny you say that. HP has been sure to make sure their apple fanbois got a couple of "should xbox be its own company" articles so as to not disenfranchise their base... Said another way, HP is typically a dumping ground for anti MS articles. PS4 had a ton of coverage around the launch. we are only a couple of days in, and contrary to fanboi belief, it is a big deal.”
TJW10280 on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:04:52
“WahWah, ps4 fanboy. Cry cry cry”
cchristi42 on Nov 24, 2013 at 04:32:07
“Funny, I thought the exact opposite, PS4 had a good half a dozen articles if not more the first few days of launch.”