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AuthorRe: What are your religious views?
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12,376. Posted:

i don't think it's been proven or discredited, Chicken Brutus, the theory is just a theory, just like everything else about the Loch Ness Monster. :3

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AuthorRe: What are your religious views?
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12,377. Posted:

Kizzi wrote:

@theblackdragon: So whoever has power gets to say what is right?

Pretty much. For example, society told us indentured servitude and slavery was just peachy back in the days of America's beginning, but eventually that was ended and now society thinks it [slavery and indentured servitude] was wrong. "Whomever/Whatever group is in power gets to say what is right" is pretty much how a society/how society in general works. That's what I believe, anyway.

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AuthorRe: What are your religious views?
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12,378. Posted:

Kizzi wrote:

@theblackdragon: I don't mean to come across like a jerk. I'm sorry. As I stated earlier, this kind of stuff is just really important to me, and I take it very seriously.

and i'm sure everyone else here takes their own beliefs just as seriously. please keep that in mind.

Kizzi wrote:

But to answer your statement in a kind way, how do we still know what right from wrong is? If our sense of right and wrong just evolved, then who is to say Hitler was wrong for doing what he did? His sense of right and wrong may have evolved that way? Who's sense of right and wrong do we follow? I'm really being sincere.

According to how I believe, who says what he did was wrong, you ask? Society has always and will forever determine who or what was right in the end. It is the masses who choose punishment and mete it out accordingly, who shun the unbelievers and praise those who conform admirably, not a higher being.

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AuthorRe: Should Nintendo inlucde some sort of achievments/trophy system in there next console?
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12,379. Posted:

i wouldn't mind being able to let people know somehow with a Wii Network ID or something that i collected all 121 stars in Super Mario Galaxy (or similar achievements)... that was a lot of work, y'know? :P

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AuthorRe: What are your religious views?
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12,380. Posted:

Kizzi wrote:

@TheBlackDragon: How does society determine what is wrong? How do our parents determine what is wrong? We all have God's moral code written on our heart, and it is called the conscience. That is where all the moral laws come from.

you may believe that way, but I do not. i believe... was the operative part of my reply that you seemed to have missed. in the spirit of this thread, I have shared how I feel about that particular topic. I have in no way attempted to preach to you outright that I think you are wrong, because what you believe is your own business, but you are toeing the line and getting pretty heavy-handed in your responses to me here, my friend. :/

in direct response to "How does society determine what is wrong? How do our parents determine what is wrong?", I believe it came about naturally back in the dawn of time when people began to band into groups and live with one another, in order to curb retaliation or the need for recompense between individuals and for the group to stay strong as a unit against predators and other groups or tribes; again, I feel it was a gradual evolution of society in response to the need for living together in some semblance of harmony for protection against outside invasion that 'right' and 'wrong' as concepts were named, accepted as social morals or laws, and handed down from generation to generation. I do not believe that our human consciences are due to direct influence from any kind of god or higher being.

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AuthorRe: What Operating System is your favorite?
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12,381. Posted:

King+Elemento wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

King+Elemento wrote:

Windows 2.0.

w00t! overlapping windows! :D

Exactly! It's not like modern OSs do that, hm?

hey, man, if you can survive Apple's litigation, you can do anything. :P

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AuthorRe: What Operating System is your favorite?
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12,382. Posted:

King+Elemento wrote:

Windows.

...

2.0.

w00t! overlapping windows! :D

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AuthorRe: Are These Possible Releases?
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12,383. Posted:

WWF might run into licensing issues... they switched to 'WWE' for a reason. that's kinda beside the point, though, because wrestling games are like sports games -- unless the newer ones really, really suck, chances are people are going to be more interested in the current-year release than an old version with (relatively) crappier graphics and a vastly dated roster.

and, to be honest, Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 is a pretty awesome game, as wrestling games go.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Vending Machine!
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12,384. Posted:

@Chicken Brutus: "You heard him fella, take 'em off. Right down to the poop sack. What? You don't all wear a poop sack? Damnit Bonnie! You lied to me about the poop sack!"... lol, eww :P

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you got: Sonic the Hedgehog's shoes!
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AuthorRe: Germany Banning All Violent Games?
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12,385. Posted:

SuperSonic1990 wrote:

weirdadam wrote:

SuperSonic1990 wrote:

It sounds like Germany is becoming a Nazi country again. I feel sorry for any German gamers out there.

Yea, because the Nazis were very anti-violence. You're a genius for figuring this out. I hope you've warned the UN.

I just meant that Germany seems to be becoming a dictatorship more and more as time goes on. I just used the Nazis as a comparision. It's a censor of free speech,and this is not the right way to stop violence in Germany.

clearly, you have never heard of Godwin's Law. :3

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AuthorRe: What are your religious views?
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12,386. Posted:

Kizzi wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

there's also the fact that non-christian peoples also came up with morals and codes of law all on their own that were/are totally viable. they (the different moral values) may seem strange to us because we were not raised in the same manner or environment, but that doesn't automatically make them any more or less 'bad' or 'wrong' in and of themselves.

God did give us our morals. He gave them to us through our conscience. He also wrote down the ten commandments, but not everyone knows them. Everyone has a conscience. When you lie, steal, covet, etc. your conscience tells you that what you are doing is wrong. Every person has a conscience, but they don't always follow. You know when you feel horrible after commiting a sin, that's the guilt of your conscience.

you may believe that way, but I do not. i believe the conscience is a result of living in social groups, of society; society tells you that what you did was wrong, and thus the inklings of shame appear within because, as humans, we have the ability to remember what we have done, we can think about it and the consequences of our actions from multiple angles, and we can empathize with all involved, for good or ill. when you lie or steal as a child, your mother or father admonishes you and tells you that you have done something to be ashamed of, that you have hurt someone else, and that stays with you for the rest of your life. nothing wells up from within as your conscience until society or natural consequences (i stepped on the frog and now the frog won't play with me anymore, why won't it play with me? perhaps it's hurt... i shouldn't step on the next one) come in to put it there.

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AuthorRe: What Operating System is your favorite?
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12,387. Posted:

I switch between Windows Vista and Ubuntu/Kubuntu daily thanks to my husband's obsession with Linux. While I don't really notice much of a difference between Ubuntu and Kubuntu (gnome vs. kde isn't a big thing for me), the Linux boxen are so uncluttered and refreshing to use compared to Vista, and I like not having to constantly worry about viruses and those 'OMG there's a problem in My Computer!!!1' ads or popups that sometimes show up in firefox, lol...

However, Vista (obviously) runs Windows-based programs with ease (as opposed to emulation via wine), I have little problem with compatibility between the Vista computer's text files and outside computers' text files (i tried doing my resume in OpenOffice... yeah, that didn't go so well when I opened the file under Vista; god only knows what those prospective employers saw D: ) and also supports certain peripherals (Nintendo Wi-Fi Adapter, configuration as a wireless access point with proper antenna dongle) that a Linux-based system can't at the moment. I also trust the Vista system when it comes to burning CDs/DVDs. as opposed to Ubuntu (which I had a major problem with re: some important backups at one point... sigh).

in short, i don't really have a favorite, but if i did, it wouldn't be Mac OS X (tried that for a couple months on a business trip and hated every second of it). :P

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Vending Machine!
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12,388. Posted:

@Stuffgamer1: I didn't insert a coin in my last post because i'd just given you something, and i didn't want to give you something twice in a row, lol. it seems weird to have two people going back and forth for a while in this thread. :3 anyway...

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you got: a copy of Battletoads for the NES! enjoy that pause-screen music. :3
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AuthorRe: Germany Banning All Violent Games?
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12,389. Posted:

what would really be sad about this is if their ban didn't actually stop people from doing terrible things, and they chose to ban something else, like violent movies or something. where would it end?

@Adam: haven't you ever visited Something Awful's review section for hentai games? they did 'RapeLay' (warning: NSFW) a while back... that one was actually banned by Amazon.com.

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Vending Machine!
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12,390. Posted:

Stuffgamer1 wrote:

But what's with the lack of the cravat (though I admit I'm not 100% sure what that is)? :P

the cravat is the white ruffle-y thing at the throat. a 'REAL man', as you say, surely already owns multiples of this item. :P

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Vending Machine!
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12,391. Posted:

you got: Edgeworth's pink suit! (note: cravat not included)
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12,392. Posted:

you got: Kuribo's Shoe!
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AuthorRe: What are your religious views?
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12,393. Posted:

Nanaki wrote:

I find the argument that we have good morals because of the bible to be a bit of a weak case. What about things like a woman being a man's property? Then there is the encouragement of slaves; murdering those who do not agree with your way of life; and quite a few other things that no person who follows the Biblical message pays any mind to.

there's also the fact that non-christian peoples also came up with morals and codes of law all on their own that were/are totally viable. they (the different moral values) may seem strange to us because we were not raised in the same manner or environment, but that doesn't automatically make them any more or less 'bad' or 'wrong' in and of themselves.

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AuthorRe: DSi Update
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12,394. Posted:

@BellGoRiiing: is the DSi actually stopping you from connecting to the DSi Shop or the internet or anything and trying to force you to DL this supposed update first? if not, just stop checking for updates until it does, and you won't see that message anymore. problem solved. :P

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Vending Machine!
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12,395. Posted:

you got: a Hammer Bros. suit!
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AuthorRe: Ads
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12,396. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

EDIT: I'd also like to add, on a lighter note, that the ad in question is hilariously off-target for a Mac user -- the fake scan it redirects you to has a simulated explorer window showing My Computer, and a fake progress bar, none of which is very convincing on OS X :p

lol, i love getting those. they're not very convincing under Linux either. :P

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AuthorRe: Nintendo Vending Machine!
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12,397. Posted:

you get: a Yoshi egg! (the Yoshi inside may or may not have eaten an NES prior to being trapped in the egg :P)
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12,398. Posted:

You got: an Official Nintendo Seal of Quality
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AuthorRe: Anybody know how to work a Wii LAN adapter?
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12,399. Posted:

ultimately you would just need a router with an available port, but you would want a computer also hooked up to the router just in case you need to configure the thing, y'know? :P

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AuthorRe: I have an uncontrollable desire to buy video games...AND I WANT IT TO STOP!
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12,400. Posted:

Nanaki wrote:

Get a house, pay the rent/mortgage and all the bills tied in with it, buy your own food. That is the quickest way you'll ever learn to regulate money.

man oh man, my first apartment was a real eye-opener for me. when it comes down to buying something you want and paying your electric bill that's a month late, which you need, you really start to figure out what's important in life.

also, SuperSonic1990, the core of AlexSays' point here is when he said this:

AlexSays wrote:

It's an insult to those being medically treated for actual addictions. It's not cute, nor funny, and it would bring shame to this site if a new spring of fad threads such as this one mocked those who suffer from actual ailments.

Actual addiction is a very serious issue. If you think you're actually addicted to this, but you're not willing to go to a psychologist or a doctor about it, you're only going to make things harder on yourself.

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