1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    They just lifted the ban in Ireland which was supposed to be lifted some time ago.
    It's dumb because gay men in monogamous relationships are a much lower risk for disease transmission than straight men and straight women with multiple partners.
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    06-13-2016 01:48 AM
  2. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Sahib, so there were two bad losses in the Copa today...Colombia and Brazil. Only, Brazil's loss got them knocked out of the tournament. Well, if the US wins, they'll be in the Final Four. Looks like it makes Argentina and now El Tri as the teams to beat (and maybe Colombia if they rebound well). They better not meet in the quarterfinals...

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    Lol it was halariously sad how brazil! To think brazil is going because of a hand ball! I think the USA vs Ecuador game is going to be interesting.
    06-13-2016 01:53 AM
  3. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I'm.off to sleep... Night all!
    06-13-2016 01:54 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It's dumb because gay men in monogamous relationships are a much lower risk for disease transmission than straight men and straight women with multiple partners.
    I should point out that's Northern Ireland as well. There's still a ban in the rest of Ireland.

    It's a hangover from the 80s HIV scare and the idea that gay people get it more frequently. The high level of conservative values that were rampant during the 80s caused a lot of grief and still does today.

    There's no logic behind the ban at all.
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    06-13-2016 02:31 AM
  5. Rose640's Avatar
    So Ed, I guess I couldn't have been more wrong.
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    06-13-2016 07:06 AM
  6. Rose640's Avatar
    School's over, yay. This summer won't be as 'free' as it was years before. I'll try to find a season job, gotta make some money for that trip to Spain.
    06-13-2016 07:08 AM
  7. Sport Driver's Avatar
    School's over, yay. This summer won't be as 'free' as it was years before. I'll try to find a season job, gotta make some money for that trip to Spain.
    I will try to find a job too, need to get some money for graphics card and phone. Well I want to get some money I will spend back
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    06-13-2016 07:40 AM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I had no plans to get something new this year. My needs are different to MIA as well.

    But you are correct that there's nothing I like.
    Agreed. There's stuff out there that's interesting, but no necessarily anything out there that i have to have (hence why i haven't bought anything yet).

    The market is too saturated at this point. And for OEMs, it'll only get worse...

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    06-13-2016 07:56 AM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Morning folks. Slightly cold day in NYC. People are in jackets in mid-June. WTF?

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    06-13-2016 07:57 AM
  10. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Morning folks. Slightly cold day in NYC. People are in jackets in mid-June. WTF?

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    We had a fairly cold snap about two weeks ago and now it's slightly cool as well and rain of course.
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    06-13-2016 08:20 AM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I should point out that's Northern Ireland as well. There's still a ban in the rest of Ireland.

    It's a hangover from the 80s HIV scare and the idea that gay people get it more frequently. The high level of conservative values that were rampant during the 80s caused a lot of grief and still does today.

    There's no logic behind the ban at all.
    I've got a comment to make about this, but I'll save it until I get into work...

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    06-13-2016 08:55 AM
  12. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Oh, managers...especially the ones where i work...they can do some Sahibism level stuff at times it's not even funny...

    I swear, it requires a PhD in Assbackwardsness for them to be this good at making things more complicated than needed...

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    06-13-2016 10:14 AM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I should point out that's Northern Ireland as well. There's still a ban in the rest of Ireland.

    It's a hangover from the 80s HIV scare and the idea that gay people get it more frequently. The high level of conservative values that were rampant during the 80s caused a lot of grief and still does today.

    There's no logic behind the ban at all.

    It's dumb because gay men in monogamous relationships are a much lower risk for disease transmission than straight men and straight women with multiple partners.
    So...

    The CDC does have some solid grounds for the ban in the following context. If you look at population size and statistics, a gay man may be more likely to encounter a partner who is HIV+ simply because the numerical numbers of people in the LGBT community is smaller in comparison to the wider population. Now, the CDC can also make the argument there's concern for comorbid things like Hep C; also the window period for HIV, even though it is down to 3 weeks from exposure (at the earliest, i still caution patients that the time period is 1-3 months) is still not close enough - especially in a crisis situation like Orlando (medical liability issues)

    But, i think that LGBT folks should have the same sort of freedom to donate blood as cisgender folks. There are LGBT people who are very good with their health and while pure numbers may say their risks are higher, especially among young people, there's enough evidence to back up Laura's point. A lot of this is politics but in a situation like this, I'd do it and try to do with the consequences later, especially since there is a shortage of a certain type of blood from what i last read.

    Very sad...but other minorities went through this too...blacks dealt with this for a long time when the KKK used to firebomb homes and churches where large groups of folks died...don't think the Native Americans don't know about being on the end of mass killings as well. It's shocking because it is in 2016, but this is typical human behavior that hasn't really been addressed. Yes, they'll spin the possible ISIS connection, but for me, it is a hate crime executed in a massive way rather than a terrorist attack in the current definition.

    Why i say is a hate crime? This is LGBT month here in the US. And there was another guy stopped at the LA pride armed and ready to shoot folks. So NYPD has to be out in force because we have one of the bigger parade marches here within the next two weeks.

    Just sad all around...

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    06-13-2016 10:34 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Here's the weather I'm facing when I go to Athens....

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    I'm so going to die... lol
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    06-13-2016 11:33 AM
  15. Ed Boland's Avatar
    So Ed, I guess I couldn't have been more wrong.
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    I knew it was coming. I knew that the first hint of news that Carmack was going to work for Oculus, the direction that everything was going. Back in the dawn of the first FPS games, that was the dream of every gamer. When VR headsets were merely being conceptualized... it was only a matter of time.
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    06-13-2016 12:09 PM
  16. Ed Boland's Avatar
    On a related gaming note, I just bought Star Wars Battlefront on sale for $19.99 on Origin. Yeah baby!

    Dug out my Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick for the intense X-wing/Tie Fighter/Millennium Falcon dogfights that will ensue shortly!
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    06-13-2016 12:12 PM
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    F T W
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    06-13-2016 12:13 PM
  18. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Morning btw guys... got the day off here, after two back to back double shifts.
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    06-13-2016 12:14 PM
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    Another crap day in the south here. At least there is you all.
    Ahaha
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    06-13-2016 12:35 PM
  20. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Hey sports driver looks like there is new a new forza ;)
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    06-13-2016 12:48 PM
  21. Rose640's Avatar
    I will try to find a job too, need to get some money for graphics card and phone. Well I want to get some money I will spend back
    I'm going to have to work mainly to pay for the trip. If I make enough than I'll use the money to pay for the driver's licence and the trip will be left to parents to pay for. The ideal situatin would br if I could afford both by myself. But it remains to be seen.
    06-13-2016 12:51 PM
  22. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Here's the weather I'm facing when I go to Athens....

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    I'm so going to die... lol
    I would try to find a picture of thermometer when we were in Turkey in the start of July but I'm too lazy. It was 47C
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    06-13-2016 12:57 PM
  23. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Hey sports driver looks like there is new a new forza ;)
    Yes bloody happy :D If only it came out about a month earlier
    06-13-2016 12:58 PM
  24. Rose640's Avatar
    I knew it was coming. I knew that the first hint of news that Carmack was going to work for Oculus, the direction that everything was going. Back in the dawn of the first FPS games, that was the dream of every gamer. When VR headsets were merely being conceptualized... it was only a matter of time.
    From what I knew, he left id Software because the parent company didn't have any plans to release game for VR headsets, now it turns out to be a completelly different story. Oh well, good for you and the other folks who'll **** their pants for real next time they play Doom, lol.
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    06-13-2016 12:58 PM
  25. Rose640's Avatar
    On a related gaming note, I just bought Star Wars Battlefront on sale for $19.99 on Origin. Yeah baby!

    Dug out my Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick for the intense X-wing/Tie Fighter/Millennium Falcon dogfights that will ensue shortly!
    You managed to score soe pretty neat deals this year. Was it a free Divison? And now a 40$ save. Wish I had your luck when it comes to paying stuff.
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    06-13-2016 01:00 PM
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