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24-09-2015, 11:42 AM
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(24-09-2015 09:17 AM)Lightvader Wrote:  hmm, why anti vaccine people are wrong?

That's a good idea but it has to be held by a majority, or at least a large minority, of the population. Some examples she gave were that eating healthy has to be more expensive, softball is easier than baseball, "free range" chickens(which are still in tiny spaces), that kind of thing. Of course religion is the ultimate widely held misconception, so it's a little bit frustrating to talk about GMOs or something instead of a major issue. One guy suggested the idea that masturbation and porn are unhealthy as the misconception, I thought that was golden.

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24-09-2015, 12:05 PM (This post was last modified: 24-09-2015 12:21 PM by Nurse.)
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Misconception - you can get the flu from the flu vaccine Rolleyes

OR

Children in the southern U.S. are often taught the Civil War was about states' rights, *not* slavery as it was "secondary to the issue of states' rights"

OR

Vegans/vegetarians are sickly

OR

Efficiency of charitable organizations (such as the email passed around about how March of dimes efficiency is only 10% - meaning 10 cents of each dollar actually goes towards the cause - which is bullshit)


Edit: I wasn't clear on the Civil War example - the misconception is that the "war of northern aggression" Tongue was about states' rights and not slavery

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24-09-2015, 12:56 PM
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Thanks Nurse I think I might use the flu, that seems to be a widely held belief and plenty of good sources to refute it.

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24-09-2015, 01:40 PM
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My work schedule:

Today: 5pm-1am

Tomorrow: 2pm-close

Saturday: a fucking morning shift

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24-09-2015, 01:42 PM
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(24-09-2015 01:40 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  My work schedule:

Today: 5pm-1am

Tomorrow: 2pm-close

Saturday: a fucking morning shift

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24-09-2015, 01:47 PM
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(24-09-2015 01:42 PM)Nurse Wrote:  
(24-09-2015 01:40 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  My work schedule:

Today: 5pm-1am

Tomorrow: 2pm-close

Saturday: a fucking morning shift

Weeping

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Oh and not to mention I have to deal with the release of NBA 2k16 tonight... Dodgy
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24-09-2015, 02:44 PM
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(24-09-2015 01:47 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  
(24-09-2015 01:42 PM)Nurse Wrote:  [Image: lethal-coffee.jpg]

Oh and not to mention I have to deal with the release of NBA 2k16 tonight... Dodgy

Yes, it can sometimes be overwhelming that that garbage constantly gets released...

I can understand not being able to process that fact some times.

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24-09-2015, 02:55 PM
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(24-09-2015 02:44 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(24-09-2015 01:47 PM)Ferdinand Wrote:  Oh and not to mention I have to deal with the release of NBA 2k16 tonight... Dodgy

Yes, it can sometimes be overwhelming that that garbage constantly gets released...

I can understand not being able to process that fact some times.

Fucking this.

I was a manager at a video game store a while back. I always hated those fucking games, and it has nothing to do with not caring about sports.

The graphics are fucking terrible on all of them, yet fans RAVE about how amazing they are. Compared to other games that come out about the same time, they're about 10 years behind in graphics.

IT'S THE SAME FUCKING GAME! The only difference is updated rosters, and maybe a few tweaks to the gameplay. If someone tried to re-release the same FPS every year, with minor tweaks, it wouldn't sell. But the idiots line up around the fucking block to pay $60 for what should be a $5 DLC, so the companies keep making the games.

Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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24-09-2015, 03:49 PM
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(24-09-2015 02:55 PM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  
(24-09-2015 02:44 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  Yes, it can sometimes be overwhelming that that garbage constantly gets released...

I can understand not being able to process that fact some times.

Fucking this.

I was a manager at a video game store a while back. I always hated those fucking games, and it has nothing to do with not caring about sports.

The graphics are fucking terrible on all of them, yet fans RAVE about how amazing they are. Compared to other games that come out about the same time, they're about 10 years behind in graphics.

EA Sports
It's in that cash-cow


Here's to the video game industry! And for all the depressing bullshit for which it stands...

(24-09-2015 02:55 PM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  IT'S THE SAME FUCKING GAME! The only difference is updated rosters, and maybe a few tweaks to the gameplay. If someone tried to re-release the same FPS every year, with minor tweaks, it wouldn't sell.

I know plenty of people who would argue that Call of Duty and Battlefield tend to be exactly that. CoD less so now, but it was pretty damn bad a few years back.

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24-09-2015, 04:07 PM
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(24-09-2015 03:49 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(24-09-2015 02:55 PM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  Fucking this.

I was a manager at a video game store a while back. I always hated those fucking games, and it has nothing to do with not caring about sports.

The graphics are fucking terrible on all of them, yet fans RAVE about how amazing they are. Compared to other games that come out about the same time, they're about 10 years behind in graphics.

EA Sports
It's in that cash-cow


Here's to the video game industry! And for all the depressing bullshit for which it stands...

(24-09-2015 02:55 PM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  IT'S THE SAME FUCKING GAME! The only difference is updated rosters, and maybe a few tweaks to the gameplay. If someone tried to re-release the same FPS every year, with minor tweaks, it wouldn't sell.

I know plenty of people who would argue that Call of Duty and Battlefield tend to be exactly that. CoD less so now, but it was pretty damn bad a few years back.

And I'd mostly agree. I stopped playing CoD after I was pretty sure I had killed a greater number of Nazis than had actually ever existed. CoD had to change up it's formula because so many people felt that way. Of course, now those games are fairly worthless if you don't play PvP.

And they never were quite as bad as the sports games. They at least had different story lines and locations/maps. Sports games are the exact same thing. Same teams, same locations, same progression. Which makes sense in it's own right, as real life sports don't change much year to year. I just can't fathom spending $60 on differences that took a weekend to code. Swap out a player's jersey/team, update the rosters. TA DA! NEW GAME!

I can't blame EA too much for doing so. As much as I hate them for doing so, if I could shit in a box and sell it, then shit in a slightly different box a year later and sell it to the same people, I would.

Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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