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2013-05-22 03:34:05 PM

Oldiron_79: As a recovering WoW addict Im glad my shiat never got hacked.


A number of people had my password at various times. I was never hacked. I never had shiat stolen. Never had a character deleted. I had a falling out with more one than one friend who had my password. No one ever farked with my stuff, because even when mad at each other ... my buddies weren't asshats.

It has value to the person and represents a time investment, like any other hobby or enjoyment. It'd be just as farked to destroy someone's sports shiat that's not worth any real money but represents memories and collection and enjoyment of their hobby to them.

And someone who does stuff like that is generally really trying to be nasty and hurt someone. Douche. Glad he was charged.
 
2013-05-22 03:34:44 PM

ImmaHoopyFrood: serial_crusher: "He effectively decimated the credits Miss Jenkins had built up over the previous six years."

Well, at least he let her keep 90% of it.

/ I wonder if the people he gave the credits to will be charged with receiving stolen property.

Thank you... Thank you...  I am so sick of hearing 'decimated' used as a synonym of eradicated/obliterated/annihilated.  Especially on the news.  "The entire African village was decimated".  Guess they got lucky.


Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decimate
Definition of DECIMATE1 : to select by lot and kill every tenth man of 2 : to exact a tax of 10 percent from <poor as a decimated Cavalier - John Dryden> 3a : to reduce drastically especially in number <cholera decimated the population>b : to cause great destruction or harm to <firebombs decimated the city> <an industry decimated by recession>

Synonyms: annihilate, cream, destroy, demolish, desolate, devastate...
/Some words have multiple meanings
//News at 11
 
2013-05-22 03:35:39 PM
That would've gone a lot better if my copy/paste skills were up to par...
 
2013-05-22 03:51:02 PM

PunGent: ObscureNameHere: *pffft!* HA! Online role-playing games are for losers!

/ *ahem* As long as we agree that 'World of Tanks' is not techincally an RPG *ahem*

Hate to break it to you, but it sure ain't a simulation...it IS entertaining, though, I'll give it that.

If you want realistic WWII combined arms action, try Battleground Europe; you'll have to pay $15/month, and you'll throw your joystick across the room after you maneuver your slow-ass Char B for twenty minutes, being passed on the upslopes by infantry on foot, only to get taken out by an 88 you can't even see...but it's worth it.


Have you seen Heroes & Generals?
 
2013-05-22 03:51:20 PM

homarjr: Synonyms: annihilate, cream, destroy, demolish, desolate, devastate...
/Some words have multiple meanings
//News at 11


Only because it has changed over time.  And within the last century.  They took a perfectly good word that had a specific meaning and lumped it in with words that already had too many synonyms.
 
2013-05-22 04:00:15 PM

ImmaHoopyFrood: homarjr: Synonyms: annihilate, cream, destroy, demolish, desolate, devastate...
/Some words have multiple meanings
//News at 11

Only because it has changed over time.  And within the last century.  They took a perfectly good word that had a specific meaning and lumped it in with words that already had too many synonyms.


Wait until folks find out that 'awful' original meaning was 'full of awe'.and in no way was to be 'bad'.
 
2013-05-22 04:03:06 PM

homarjr: /Some words have multiple meanings


I have to wonder how many 'language nazis' actually know that much about what they are policing, and how many just have to have something that aggravates them. It seems like anyone who would know the original definition of decimate because it's an interest of theirs and not because they saw someone else biatching about it would also know that language changes over time and using decimate to mean something other than 'reduce by 10%' is acceptable.

/It reminds me of the 'clip vs magazine' folks
//I knew what they meant, you know what they meant, beyond a polite correction it's not something worth getting worked up over.
 
2013-05-22 04:16:28 PM

ObscureNameHere: Wait until folks find out that 'awful' original meaning was 'full of awe'.and in no way was to be 'bad'.


Yes, awful good was never shortened.  Awful bad was.  You also hear "That's terribly awful" but never "That's wonderfully awful".  I just pick on decimated because you got dinged for it 30 years ago if it was used wrong.
 
2013-05-22 04:17:00 PM

ImmaHoopyFrood: homarjr: Synonyms: annihilate, cream, destroy, demolish, desolate, devastate...
/Some words have multiple meanings
//News at 11

Only because it has changed over time.  And within the last century.  They took a perfectly good word that had a specific meaning and lumped it in with words that already had too many synonyms.


Within the last 100 men of the Roman legion?

/Words change
//Get over it and be a normal person
 
2013-05-22 05:19:02 PM

ImmaHoopyFrood: homarjr: Synonyms: annihilate, cream, destroy, demolish, desolate, devastate...
/Some words have multiple meanings
//News at 11

Only because it has changed over time.  And within the last century.  They took a perfectly good word that had a specific meaning and lumped it in with words that already had too many synonyms.


People like you need to be first against the wall when the Revolution comes.
 
2013-05-22 05:26:19 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: homarjr: /Some words have multiple meanings

I have to wonder how many 'language nazis' actually know that much about what they are policing, and how many just have to have something that aggravates them. It seems like anyone who would know the original definition of decimate because it's an interest of theirs and not because they saw someone else biatching about it would also know that language changes over time and using decimate to mean something other than 'reduce by 10%' is acceptable.

/It reminds me of the 'clip vs magazine' folks
//I knew what they meant, you know what they meant, beyond a polite correction it's not something worth getting worked up over.


Yeah, usually we just like biatching about things.  Do you need me to post a welcometofark.jpg?
Of course I know that words change they're meanings if people use them differently often enough.  For all intensive purposes that's the only way language came into being.  But I'd literally rather die then put up with some of the mistakes some people seem to have cannonized.

I do think there needs to be a more established standards organization for the English language.  Not exactly a pressing concern, but might be nice.  Current process is to consider something a real word when it shows up in one of a handful of dictionaries, and they just add any word that gets misused enough, or if they just want to make linkbait by greenlighting a stupid word.
 
2013-05-22 05:31:10 PM

ObscureNameHere: PunGent: ObscureNameHere: *pffft!* HA! Online role-playing games are for losers!

/ *ahem* As long as we agree that 'World of Tanks' is not techincally an RPG *ahem*

Hate to break it to you, but it sure ain't a simulation...it IS entertaining, though, I'll give it that.

If you want realistic WWII combined arms action, try Battleground Europe; you'll have to pay $15/month, and you'll throw your joystick across the room after you maneuver your slow-ass Char B for twenty minutes, being passed on the upslopes by infantry on foot, only to get taken out by an 88 you can't even see...but it's worth it.

Thanks for the tip, but I'll stick with WoT.   I like free (even though I did spend a whole $7 real dollars to buy some Gold when they had a big sale a few weeks back).

The funny thing is, I get that same rage at 'invisible kills' in WoT.  Especially if you've been tagged by artillery and didn't know it.    "Hmm.. I'm hiding by a house, behind a bush, good lane of fire, I think I am.... *CLANG* 'Bail out! This tank is finished'  Aw... FFS!"


Heh, I DO like the artillery...reach out and touch that guy hiding behind the house...but the wait for the targeting ring can be nerve-wracking...then your team drops the ball, and there's a panzer RIGHT in front of you, and you're stuck on a 45-second loading cycle...

Fun when you turn the tables and plink a rusher with your crappy ironsights though.

Battleground Europe has freebie offers sometime; check it out.  It's got the one thing most mmos and fps games lack: open space.  That gives you room to maneuver, and realistic weapon ranges, which lead to real strategy instead of a shoebox shooter.  I'm talking kilometers, not meters...you can lob 5" destroyer shells OVER an enemy town.
 
2013-05-22 05:40:31 PM

Theaetetus: PunGent: ObscureNameHere: *pffft!* HA! Online role-playing games are for losers!

/ *ahem* As long as we agree that 'World of Tanks' is not techincally an RPG *ahem*

Hate to break it to you, but it sure ain't a simulation...it IS entertaining, though, I'll give it that.

If you want realistic WWII combined arms action, try Battleground Europe; you'll have to pay $15/month, and you'll throw your joystick across the room after you maneuver your slow-ass Char B for twenty minutes, being passed on the upslopes by infantry on foot, only to get taken out by an 88 you can't even see...but it's worth it.

Have you seen Heroes & Generals?


I'll check it out, but I'm dubious:  only two fighter planes?  And worse, a quick glance says it allows third-person views outside your tank.

Battleground Europe, you spawn a tank, you're farking IN your tank; you see what a guy sitting in that seat in real life would see; want to see more? open the hatch.  Hope you don't get sniped.  No magical floating cameras.

Still, I'll give it a look; more games are better than less games.
 
2013-05-22 05:53:34 PM

Theaetetus: PunGent: ObscureNameHere: *pffft!* HA! Online role-playing games are for losers!

/ *ahem* As long as we agree that 'World of Tanks' is not techincally an RPG *ahem*

Hate to break it to you, but it sure ain't a simulation...it IS entertaining, though, I'll give it that.

If you want realistic WWII combined arms action, try Battleground Europe; you'll have to pay $15/month, and you'll throw your joystick across the room after you maneuver your slow-ass Char B for twenty minutes, being passed on the upslopes by infantry on foot, only to get taken out by an 88 you can't even see...but it's worth it.

Have you seen Heroes & Generals?


Watched some gameplay video...not too bad; they're trying, but they're not hardcore enough for my taste...health regeneration? in a WWII game?

Might as well throw in clerics and aggro.
 
2013-05-22 06:50:50 PM

serial_crusher: For all intensive purposes that's the only way language came into being


For all intents and purposes, please tell me that was intentional..
 
2013-05-22 07:31:41 PM
For all of you tards who think this was a non-issue, imagine if someone logged into your Facebook account, then performed a perma-delete on it (yeah, there is a protection mechanism to let you revert it during a two week period).  Either that, or they logged into your Instagram account, Pinterest account, or YouTube account, and deleted ALL of your irreplaceable content.

Now, to the rest of the world, nothing of value has been lost, but you may have lost an irreplaceable video of your cat doing something stupid; Your dead cat, that you can never see again...

Intangible losses can still be real losses.
 
2013-05-22 07:38:39 PM

ImmaHoopyFrood: serial_crusher: "He effectively decimated the credits Miss Jenkins had built up over the previous six years."

Well, at least he let her keep 90% of it.

/ I wonder if the people he gave the credits to will be charged with receiving stolen property.

Thank you... Thank you...  I am so sick of hearing 'decimated' used as a synonym of eradicated/obliterated/annihilated.  Especially on the news.  "The entire African village was decimated".  Guess they got lucky.


Dude, we just have to let it go. I grew tired of that fight, along with "ironic."
 
2013-05-22 07:41:41 PM

PunGent: Watched some gameplay video...not too bad; they're trying, but they're not hardcore enough for my taste...health regeneration? in a WWII game?

Might as well throw in clerics and aggro.


That whole Holocaust thing would have been tricky if they had a priest spamming flash heal in the showers.
 
2013-05-22 07:47:55 PM
they ke[t stating it has no real vaule even though there is a black market value.  As a former runescaper i would have liked to know the number of coins involed
 
2013-05-22 08:39:38 PM
This gave me the giggle fits for some reason, but I guess MMOs are serious business for basement dwellers.
 
2013-05-22 08:39:58 PM

serial_crusher: Yeah, usually we just like biatching about things. Do you need me to post a welcometofark.jpg?
Of course I know that words change they're meanings if people use them differently often enough. For all intensive purposes that's the only way language came into being. But I'd literally rather die then put up with some of the mistakes some people seem to have cannonized.


That's not really what I'm talking about. What I'm referring to is the internet's habit of picking up on this weeks pet poove and biatching about it as if that was the worst thing ever, and ignoring other mistakes. The 'decimate' one is highly suspect to me, just because only within the last few months have I seen any mention of it. It makes me think that the people who bring it up don't have a problem with using it incorrectly because they have a genuine love of language, but because they saw a definition of if somewhere and ran with it. Same with clip vs. mag, six months ago the only time I ever saw it brought up was an incidental, polite correction by someone who knew what the hell they were talking about ("By the way, that's actually a magazine, not a clip. There's techically a difference"). Now, you can't open a Fark gun thread without three different people acting like they don't know what the hell you're talking about if you make that mistake ("Perhaps he was actually using a Garand, not a 1911? TFA said he reloaded a clip, and the 1911 obviously uses magazines."). Give it another few months and it'll be gone, much like democracy vs republic comes and goes. It's not a big deal, I just find it amusing is all.
 
2013-05-23 09:03:15 AM

Somaticasual: serial_crusher: For all intensive purposes that's the only way language came into being

For all intents and purposes, please tell me that was intentional..


That was the only mistake in that paragraph that you noticed?
 
2013-05-23 01:41:27 PM

serial_crusher: Somaticasual: serial_crusher: For all intensive purposes that's the only way language came into being

For all intents and purposes, please tell me that was intentional..

That was the only mistake in that paragraph that you noticed?


Well, it was the one with the easiest joke to make...
 
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