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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,690 (as of September 8, 2017)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!

      Welcome former GAFers!   10/21/2017

      I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome any and all "refugees" from NeoGAF who may have discovered our humble little site as a result of the ongoing "situation" over at NeoGAF.   Feel free to check us out and if you like, join our small but interesting community!

      So you're new to DayOnePatch - please read this!   10/21/2017

      First of all, a warm, hearty WELCOME to DayOnePatch - we're REALLY pleased to have you here!   I mean that most sincerely!   Our site was founded in late 2010 when a bunch of people from the IGN forums got sick and tired of IGN being IGN and decided to create a brand new community under the name BadCartridge.  We operated under that name for a few years until there was a change in ownership which resulted in a change to the current name that we have now.  Since then, we've had a couple of owners before I assumed ownership of the site in mid-2016 and here we are today.   I guess I'd better say a word or two about our rules.  Look, here's the deal:  you are probably a sentient human being with a modicum of social skills so you probably have an idea of what is acceptable to say to another sentient human being with a modicum of social skills.  If what you are about to post gives you some pause as to whether you would say in in real life, then you probably shouldn't post it.  In other words, DON'T. BE. AN. ASSHOLE.  It's not that hard!  While we have a damned fine mod team, all disciplinary actions are ultimately my decision as the Supreme High Chancellor (catchy title, eh?  I came up with it myself!) of DayOnePatch.   Now that the unpleasant stuff is over, let's talk about the great things we have.  Well, we have a very semi-regular podcast!   We LOVE having members of our community as guests on the podcast, so if you don't mind having your voice transmitted to DOZENS of people, then let us know if you'd like to be a guest.   We have a Discord server for you to chat in -real-time of if you want to use the voice-chat capabilities for games! https://discord.gg/HB8C2w3   We have a Steam Community Group! http://steamcommunity.com/groups/day1patch# Yes, I know the title still says "Bad Cartridge" and that's because Valve doesn't allow name changes to Steam groups because Valve is stupid.   But the thing that I'm most proud of is the Announcement that you see at the top of the page.  http://www.dayonepatch.com/index.php?/announcement/40-d1p-2017-charity-campaign-for-the-life-you-can-save-1690-as-of-september-8-2017/ For this year, this community has donated nearly $1,700 to organizations that are trying to improve the lives of people in the developing world.  It is a true testament to the character of the individuals of this community that they've given to this project (as well as many, many others) freely and without expectation of anything in return.  Because of this, I'm honored and humbled to be a part of this community.   In closing, we're really glad you're here (feel free to bring other friends too!) and let's have a helluva lot of fun! 

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  1. I don't agree with that, and I've already explained why what I've said is not dead wrong. Further, the First and Second Amendment are still huge issues in American law and American society. We protect speech better than any nation on the planet - even the "regular people" believe in that value, for the most part. And a hell of a lot of people vote on the single issue of gun rights, which, to be fair, does tend to follow a party line as well. I'm well aware that there are serious issues with personality politics, but in general, I think people do try their best (and I certainly know many people who think for themselves - although this could be limited to my social circles, I admit). To the personal issue, like I said, I meant in general. I don't expect people to "sit in awe," and people don't - people I greatly enjoy conversing with. I appreciate that you finally actually wrote a post discussing the real issue, but for the most part, you just act like an ass to me and you're not a pleasant person to converse with. I seem to recall you once being better, but as it currently stands the last few times - I'd rather just not. Perhaps I'm an outlier in this, but so be it.
  2. It's technically not wrong - legal privileges that are not technically constitutional rights are occasionally referred to as rights (I hesitate to say often): they are things you have the right to do under the law as it stands (I actually just read a case referring to it as "driving rights," as it so happens). But I didn't push it because I wanted to argue the actual point - the politics of it: getting it through Congress against lobbying groups like those behind AO's businesses, as well as general Americans. To your second point, I simply disagree. The First and Second Amendments are evidence of the independent mindset of America (our intense capitalism as well), even if only in the aggregate (which this would affect). To go back a touch though, you don't seem interested in much more than gotchas lately (perhaps longer, but I've more recently become very aware of it). You knew what I meant, and this isn't really the first time, so I think going forward I'm just not going to bother speaking with you - though I always try to remain optimistic with people, so perhaps you'll surprise me.
  3. Privilege. Doesn't really affect my point at all.
  4. Perhaps so, but if it's a programmed suicide pact, I foresee a lot of people (myself included, probably) lobbying Congress to keep them from ever becoming mandatory, which, as I understand it, defeats the purpose quite a bit. Americans are an independently - minded lot, giving up driving rights would be difficult enough, adding this wrinkle would be the last straw, I think.
  5. People already don't seem too hot on the idea of self-driving cars, I think. This would be the nail in the coffin.
  6. I had a feeling the math might work out like this, but I'm terrible at math (and I think some of the articles even worded it so that the math was literally "for every day you ate it, the risk rose 18%.") Not entirely sure if sarcasm, but true enough. Something terrible is going to get me though, looking at the way I live (and my family history of all the diseases), so if it means enjoying bacon, I'll take this deal (hear that, Satan? I'll do a lot for some smoky deliciousness).
  7. Doesn't seem like anyone here is denying the study. Just seems like everyone recognizes that the risk is worth the pleasure, in the end.
  8. Death penalty states acquire death drugs illegally

    It doesn't really work though - I don't think I've ever seen the argument be about reflecting on what they've done. And I don't think it is inherently inhumane to execute, even granting the problems with our current methods.
  9. At this point, I just can't care. Gotta die from something and it really does seem like, on a long enough timeline, everything leads us to cancer.
  10. Well hi thar

    I'll be moving as well, I suppose. Got a job working for a judge in New Mexico, for 2017-2018. Don't think I'll be getting a house, but the savings from living in NYC will be nice for a year. :p
  11. Makes sense and is a great idea. The only time I really find myself interested in a classical orchestra is video game music. I'll often listen to AC soundtracks when I need a boost at work.
  12. I like the Atlantic (from what I've seen), but yeah, I wouldn't describe it as liberal (not far right wing either, honestly, but anyway).
  13. For me, personally, FF7 is one of my favorite games of all time. I don't doubt its greatness, I doubt what SE will do to that greatness. :p