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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
68. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 4, 2014, 11:11 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 08:02:
Beamer wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 15:42:

I enjoy when my girlfriend sends me naked photos.

Really? Ive never got the appeal of sexting. Although Ive admitedly never tried it. As a matter of curiosity do you send her nude pictures of yourself back?

No, but I've done facetiming.

It isn't "sexting." It isn't like anyone is masturbating while texting. It's more that one of us is traveling, or when I moved states I strung that relationship a few extra months so we weren't in the same place. Facetime/Skype comes very much in handy for that. Why watch porn when you have someone willing to make it for you on-demand?

More recently, I had a girlfriend that really enjoyed taking pictures of herself when she was home, then waiting for me to be at work. I'd make the mistake of telling her when I had a huge meeting, and she'd like teasing me by sending a dirty and sometimes vulgar photo of herself to me while I was in the meeting, hoping I'd accidentally open the text and have to quickly hide my phone.
It was cute and entertaining.
 
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News Comments > Sims 4 Pirate Copies Pixelated
5. Re: Sims 4 Pirate Copies Pixelated Sep 4, 2014, 11:06 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 10:50:
I've looked at some of the "let's play" videos on the tube and about 2 minutes into the character creation mode I was so bored I was sitting there thinking why the fuck am I wasting my time watching this shit.
Never played any of the previous sims games, is this any good? Does it get any more interesting later on ?
From what I've seen it looked like a facebook game

Imagine all the time you spend posting on Bluesnews.
Now, imagine if, instead of posting on Bluesnews, you were watching a tiny little guy in your computer post on Bluesnews. For hours.

That's The Sims. Someone here called it a Dollhouse the other day, but I disagree. Minecraft is a dollhouse, because there's enormous room for imagination. The Sims is like a fishtank, but more work and less interesting.

Note: I haven't played it since the original, and only played that for about 2 hours (which was long enough to have the two neighbor women fall in love with my Sim in the hot tub), and really, it's just watching some virtual guy do all the mundane shit you don't want to do. Hey, he's cleaning the oven, awesome!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
65. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 3, 2014, 23:00 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 22:57:
Beamer wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 15:42:
Creston wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 15:08:
Jerykk wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:29:
I'll never understand the logic of people who takes pictures and/or videos of themselves nude or during sex.

Narcissism.

I enjoy when my girlfriend sends me naked photos.
Which of us is the narcissist there?

I think "careless" might be the more appropriate word here. If you and your girlfriend were to ever have a nasty breakup, you'd have material that could be used to humiliate her.

Isn't that true of any relationship, even marriage?
Trust is an important thing. Without it, there's a lot of fun that can't be had.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
324. Re: Op Ed Sep 3, 2014, 19:05 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 16:25:
This got huge right now. AlJazeera has posted an article on this. A major news network now has the focus on #Gamergate.

"Criticism of video games and gaming culture, for misogyny and other issues, is commonplace. But a counter trend alleging corruption and condescension in gaming media is now spreading through the hashtag #GamerGate (link is external). The hashtag has been used (link is external) more than 189,000 times, as members of the gaming community debate what they call snobby attitudes of gaming journalists towards players."

GamerHeadlines also posts about the #Imnotyourshield, a new campaign that shows women and minorities saying they want no part of the SJW movement.

"While nothing of note has happened on the gaming media side of events, it looks like the gaming community is once again trying to be heard. And this time, the voices come from a multitude of diverse sources. #NotYourShield is a recent trend that has cropped up on Twitter, coming from several ‘minority’ groups, including women and people of different races, claiming that they are being ignored in the conversation regarding #GamerGate."

I'm really confused as to why some in the comments section are convinced that Al Jazeera article is "showing its bias." It seems to basically throw out the high level facts, using "alleged" and "reported" rather than treating much of anything as having factually occurred. It's shallow and brief, but it's just sticking its toes into these waters.
Al Jazeera US is typically the only major news station that really shows any interest in news.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
321. Re: Op Ed Sep 3, 2014, 15:57 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 14:46:
Seems there are some consequences for lack of ethics and attacking your own customers that feed you. Traffic in many of the sites associated to the gamer's death debacle is sharply down.

Also, a gamasutra article may have lead to the downgrade of the author of it. People are trying to find more details.

What's interesting is that Alexa shows those sites started dipping on 8/1. Which is weeks before this whole thing started. Gamasutra didn't jump into this until last week, yet shows a steep dive all during August. Rockpapershotgun seems to level off their fall when this all hit. Joystiq, a site I don't think has weighed in on this much, shows the exact same steep decline. TheVerge, which has been extremely active in this, shows a very steep rise.

Perhaps something else is leading to this?

Comscore shows Gamasutra down 60% YoY for July (August numbers aren't out yet.) It shows Kotaku down 21%. IGN is down 22%. Rockpapershotgun was down 20%.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
62. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 3, 2014, 15:42 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 15:08:
Jerykk wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:29:
I'll never understand the logic of people who takes pictures and/or videos of themselves nude or during sex.

Narcissism.

I enjoy when my girlfriend sends me naked photos.
Which of us is the narcissist there?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
317. Re: Op Ed Sep 3, 2014, 12:41 Beamer
 
Sho wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 12:31:
ASeven wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 12:30:
And one more video by MundaneMatt that discusses the trend of comparing gamers to nazis. Yeah, it's a real thing now.

Well, this very thread compared Sarkeesian to Hitler and Stalin. Fucking stupidity on both sides.

I'm not Hitler, you're Hitler!
I'm not Jack Thompson, you're Jack Thompson!

Insanity all around. I'm reading the tweets from one of the Hitman devs and the responses he's getting are ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2014, 12:06 Beamer
 
I get why a letter to his employer complaining about a relationship ending and an overbearing mother would raise alarms to someone working in a school, but sweeping the school and his home sounds like going from "we should check him out" to "Threat Level Red!" very rapidly.  
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News Comments > EA Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO
8. Re: EA's Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO Sep 3, 2014, 11:03 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 09:57:
Prepare to be Beamerized in 3....2....1.....

Well, yeah, because it's more people misunderstanding the difference between "marketing" and "advertising."

Marketing is figuring out what people want.
Advertising is some outside company paid to do campaigns.

Advertising is part of marketing, but at companies like Starbucks and Amazon very small parts. Instead, at Starbucks it would be the marketing deciding what products are offered. Do you like the cookie you bought from them? Someone from marketing likely made the decision for them to carry it.

We'll see what Chris Bruzzo can do. On one hand, he was GM of an entire division of Starbucks, one that has retail stores and sells to Whole Foods. That's kind of a big deal. On the other hand, his background is in PR and Communication, which I'd say isn't marketing at all because it lacks the entire analytical side. At some companies, marketing is complete fluff and just people that pay the outside firms to do things. At companies like P&G, marketing runs the show and is who actually determines what products get made.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
46. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 3, 2014, 00:46 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 00:02:
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 23:37:
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 20:29:
NKD wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 20:10:

No one is suggesting people go out of their way to avoid all risk. But it seems reasonable for a high profile public figure like an A-List actress to take a few basic precautions.

Personal responsibility? Is that still a thing? I thought we lived in a fantasy land where people can walk into traffic with their eyes closed and are never hit.

Being a victim of a crime is personal responsibility now?

Taking rudimentary precautions to protect yourself against crime is a personal responsibility. Emphasis on "rudimentary." It doesn't take much effort to delete nude pictures of yourself. It takes even less effort to simply not take those pictures in the first place.

Your previous analogies were pretty bad. This situation is not in any way comparable to owning a car or a house or having a job. Those are things you have to do in order to survive in modern society. Taking nude pictures of yourself and storing them on a cloud-based service? Completely unnecessary and extremely risky if you're a celebrity who cares about their public image.

You say that life would be boring if people didn't take embarrassing pictures of themselves. Maybe you're right. Jennifer Lawrence's life has certainly become more interesting since the leak. That said, there are other ways to amuse yourself besides taking pictures that would ultimately humiliate you should they ever become public.

I'd wager most of them didn't know their pictures were backed up on iCloud, or not deleted off of it when deleted off of the device.
I'd wager that's true with most people that own iOS devices.

However, it's just weird to me that the conversation here, and really anywhere gamers venture, is "those idiots got what they deserved!" I mean, that's the very first place the discussion went and really the only place it stayed.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
308. Re: Op Ed Sep 2, 2014, 23:45 Beamer
 
JohnnyRotten wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 19:50:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 1, 2014, 23:35:
You don't really need Blue to figure that out. All the comments and forum posts are available all the way back to June 2001

Beamer registered in 2003. So unless you're referring to some alias we don't know of you'll have his entire history. Comments are searchable by poster and forum wide.

Beamer: "I've been here since the late 90s, just didn't register this name until the day IGN bought VE3D."

Wish the old forums were still here - it was really entertaining at the time when he got called on his expert-on-everything routine. I wasn't the one who noticed it initially, just compiled the list once that snowball started to roll down hill. He changed his board name some point after that I believe.

He's certainly gotten better (and smarter in his SME claims) in his trolling over the years since then. Although he still has to have the last word, which is always fun when you have two people that have that same OCD issue on the same thread.

Nope. Never changed my name. And "still has to have the last word?" What, you expect me not to respond to this? What kind of smart thinking is that?

And what SME claims have I made?

Your sleuthing is pathetic. "Just compiled the list." What list is this you speak of? I wasn't a big poster in the 90s and extremely early 2000s because I was on VE3D. And, for part of it, in high school. Openly. I don't misrepresent myself. It's not my fault you seem to think grad degrees are some kind of mythical thing that middle class white guys can't fairly easily get.

But I appreciate that this topic had turned into something civil and even productive, albeit off topic, and you two decide to turn it into the random, uncited, baseless accusations against Beamer topic. Again. You guys are also really, really bad at it.

Redmask, I'm done being nice to you. I did it repeatedly. You have zero respect.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
307. Re: Op Ed Sep 2, 2014, 23:42 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 23:34:
Hah I was right, failed lawyer.

This one, too. Nothing but nice to you, and this is how you act? This is your contribution? Not even trying to be on topic?

What happened to you in your life that you feel this is appropriate?

And no, I can prove that one wrong pretty easily. But where the hell did it even come from?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
43. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 23:38 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 23:32:
What a surprise

Not quoting you, since it's sure to end up deleted, but I've been nothing but respectful to you and this is how you contribute?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
42. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 23:37 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 20:29:
NKD wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 20:10:

No one is suggesting people go out of their way to avoid all risk. But it seems reasonable for a high profile public figure like an A-List actress to take a few basic precautions.

Personal responsibility? Is that still a thing? I thought we lived in a fantasy land where people can walk into traffic with their eyes closed and are never hit.

Being a victim of a crime is personal responsibility now?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Facebook Messenger Sep 2, 2014, 23:36 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 19:41:
Sure you did, Beamer. Sure you did.

I totally believe you.

What is this even in response to?

But, whatever, keep going on thinking you're the only person in the world with "real" friends, even if I'd wager most of those "real" friends also use Facebook.

Way to feel superior over other people using a tool.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
37. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 19:30 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 19:09:
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 17:05:
What if someone did it to your daughter?

Sorry, but pet peeve trigger...

"Yeah, but I bet if you were emotionally compromised by being more personally affected, your thinking would be different!!!"

No shit, Sherlock. That's why we discuss things from the perspective of a reasonable human being and not from the perspective of some angry fuckwad looking for revenge.

I still don't think it's rational, though.
I mean, from this perspective, we should always just assume the worst. Do you own a car? Why, someone will probably just steal it or hit it while parked. Do you have a house? Why, someone will rob it or burn it down. Do you have a job? Why, you'll probably just get fired or the company will go out of business. Do you buy things online? For the love of god there are hackers, don't do that!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Facebook Messenger Sep 2, 2014, 18:33 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 18:23:
Frags4Fun wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 10:05:
The way they word it still leaves many questions about whether or not they are using it to spy on people.

It's Facebook. There's no question they're spying on people, that's what they do and why they exist. Gradually they pull more and more of your private information into the public area.

I find it entertaining that many people worried about this are using Google phones.
Do you know who knows more about you than Facebook? Google.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
35. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 17:05 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 16:26:
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 16:15:
Desalus wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 15:06:
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:30:
Regardless, I don't get this "meet reality" thing. Because you're famous you shouldn't have any expectation of privacy? Where are you drawing that line? Should Erin Andrews have just expected that someone would drill through the peephole in her hotel room door and film her? I mean, meet reality!
Also, your credit card was replaced twice this year due to hacks? What the hell do you do that it keeps getting hacked? I've never had to replace a credit card for anything fraudulent. Twice in one year?

I concur; people’s private sex lives should remain private. Unfortunately that’s an unrealistic expectation for the world we live in. For instance you can have your computer or phone stolen, servers are hacked, account usernames and passwords are stolen, or it can simply come down to a jaded ex-partner posting nude photos of you on the internet. In the least, if you’re living in the USA, the NSA is spying on you (I remember reading that they enjoy sharing ‘private’ nude photos of attractive women among themselves when they find them). This is what ‘meet reality’ means. Celebrities, especially if they are female and attractive, should accept the fact that nothing is really secure on the internet and there are people who are actively trying to target them. It’s unfortunate but it’s reality.

All of those things, less the NSA, are punishable by jail time. They're crimes. Felonies.
You should have a reasonable expectation that people will not commit felonies against you.

I don't really see how your own expectations are in any way relevant to those who perpetrate such crimes. Expecting everyone to obey the law and act in accordance with your own principles and values is unrealistic. As such, precautions must be taken. It's why you lock your door at night. It's why you shred documents with sensitive info on them. It's why you use virus scanners. It's why you don't open suspicious e-mails. It's why you shouldn't take pictures of yourself doing embarrassing or incriminating things.

Life is so much more boring if you aren't taking pictures of yourself doing embarrassing things.

I'll put it this way - if someone were to break into your house and steal your computer, then put your browsing history and file contents on the internet, would you sit there and say "whelp, guess it's my own fault for not using private browsing at all times, and for not deleting every single weird piece of porn I ever downloaded," or would you feel violated?
What if someone did it to your daughter?
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, Preorder Bonus
19. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, Preorder Bonus Sep 2, 2014, 17:03 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 16:52:
Blue wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 16:07:
Alamar wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 10:53:
But I just did a youtube search, and clicked on a 'Claptrap gameplay vid', and 2s into it, he jumps... Now I can't play the game if they're going to mess with 'the lore'!

That lore was already messed with... if you go back to the first Borderlands you'll find Claptrap actually uses.... STAIRS!

Haha! He probably used them in the first area of Borderlands 2. Remember when Hammerlock was telling you that Claptrap messed up the device on the hideout at the edge of the frozen lake by trying to "integrate" with it? The only way I see that he could have gotten up to it to "integrate" with it was to use the stairs!

No I think the comment claptrap made about being foiled by stairs was a convenient ploy because despite his false bravado in wanting to kick Handsome Jack's ass, he really was scared to. The stairs were just a convenient excuse.

I think he mentioned stairs early on, too, so it didn't come out of nowhere. There was some foreshadowing.

However, Claptrap is a giant goof, and if Gearbox came up with some utterly ridiculous reason for why Claptrap can jump and do stairs in this game but not 2, well, the more ridiculous and tongue-in-cheek the better. It wouldn't bother me the slightest. The game thrives on its supporting characters being totally insane.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
31. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 16:15 Beamer
 
Desalus wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 15:06:
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:30:
Regardless, I don't get this "meet reality" thing. Because you're famous you shouldn't have any expectation of privacy? Where are you drawing that line? Should Erin Andrews have just expected that someone would drill through the peephole in her hotel room door and film her? I mean, meet reality!
Also, your credit card was replaced twice this year due to hacks? What the hell do you do that it keeps getting hacked? I've never had to replace a credit card for anything fraudulent. Twice in one year?

I concur; people’s private sex lives should remain private. Unfortunately that’s an unrealistic expectation for the world we live in. For instance you can have your computer or phone stolen, servers are hacked, account usernames and passwords are stolen, or it can simply come down to a jaded ex-partner posting nude photos of you on the internet. In the least, if you’re living in the USA, the NSA is spying on you (I remember reading that they enjoy sharing ‘private’ nude photos of attractive women among themselves when they find them). This is what ‘meet reality’ means. Celebrities, especially if they are female and attractive, should accept the fact that nothing is really secure on the internet and there are people who are actively trying to target them. It’s unfortunate but it’s reality.

All of those things, less the NSA, are punishable by jail time. They're crimes. Felonies.
You should have a reasonable expectation that people will not commit felonies against you.
 
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