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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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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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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
30. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 16:14 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 14:30:
Jamil20 wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:56:
Why do these leaks only include women? That's so sexist!

Sorry, recent events have made me quite emphatic to the feminist cause.

My friend told me that's there's pictures of men too. So don't worry, there's an equal sex crime here. Just that the journalists aren't making a big deal of the naked guys. If it was 'gaming journalists I'd suspect there was a sex for burying the story trade going on here.

Wow.
The men weren't the target. They're just dudes like Justin Verlander who are dating the women that were targeted and happen to be in their pictures.
But don't let that stop you from your "waaah, it's tough being a man" cry.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Facebook Messenger Sep 2, 2014, 16:13 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 14:49:
Frags4Fun wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:03:
Unfortunately, facebook has profiles on people like you who who never even signed up so it's not so simple to just avoid being a part of it. All you can do is try to minimize the amount and accuracy of the data they collect on you.

Understandably so, given that there is no longer any reason to believe there is any sort of privacy whatsoever.

The easiest way to minimize that data collection is to not provide them anything at all. They want the data, they can mine the shit out of it on their own time without my assistance. Not using it is the most direct route to not assisting them.

Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:10:
You can also have a normal, fulfilling life with friends whom you actually see, face to face, yet also see when they aren't nearby thanks to the internet.

Your life can't be all that fulfilling if you're worried about having your nose shoved so far up people's asses that you need to know what they're doing when you're not around. Me, I have my own interests, obligations and responsibilities that keep me occupied.

Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:10:
I never understand all these people who think that Facebook is a way of never seeing people face to face (though, frankly, it's best at keeping you in touch with those you can't see face to face because they live on the other side of the continent.

If only someone had invented cars, airplanes, trains, boats, motorcycles or any other means of rapid conveyance that would allow one to actually be in direct contact with someone in a distant locale. If only. Then we could actually go do things together, experiences, adventures, misadventures and events that have a long lasting and meaningful impact on one's life. But, no, clearly clicking a thumbs up icon and posting a one sentence line of text is more than sufficient to build memories from. Man, when I'm in my 70s, I'm sure I'll remember that time when I "liked" John's post about his sandwich way back in 2012. I'm sure we'll never talk about the time that we were doing the "Conspiracy Road Trip", got lost on the way to Roswell and ended up at this funky little gas station and diner out in the middle of nowhere where the old guy with the off colored glass eye regaled us about his alien abductions. The same diner where John met the girl whom would become his future wife.


Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:10:
It's especially weird how prevalent that attitude is amongst gamers on this site, since I'm pretty sure a good number of people here have friends they game with that they never have and likely never will meet face to face.

It's not weird at all. It's perfectly understandable from people who aren't shallow, lazy, attention whoring sycophants who need constant affirmation for even the most trivial of endeavors. Maybe your definition of "friend" is fairly...cursory. I can't speak for everyone, only myself, but a friend to me is someone I know I can call at 3am on a Tuesday and have them show up to assist in an emergency or provide bail money. The same friends who can call on me to do the same for them. These are people whom I have fought with, bled for, bled with, laughed with, cried with, shared meals with and have been to their marriages, funerals, baptisms and congratulated them on the birth of their children. As for gaming, I have a rule in place that has served me well since MUDs launched. If I can't call you an asshole to your face for something stupid you said or did while playing, then we aren't playing together. It's pretty simple. The core group I play with, and have played with for decades now, are awesome people that I am really glad to be playing with.

Sigh. That's a really, really long rant about why your friends are better than anyone else's, and it's mostly non-sensical:

Your life can't be all that fulfilling if you're worried about having your nose shoved so far up people's asses that you need to know what they're doing when you're not around. Me, I have my own interests, obligations and responsibilities that keep me occupied.
What does this even mean? Why would you possibly think that people on Facebook have their noses shoved so far up people's asses? Facebook doesn't follow you around telling you what your friends are eating every waking moment. It only tells you what they're doing when you use it, which doesn't have to be all the time, and it only tells you what they tell it, which isn't everything.
Shockingly, the hundreds of millions of Facebook users also have their own interests, obligations and responsibilities. You aren't a special, unique snowflake.

If only someone had invented cars, airplanes, trains, boats, motorcycles or any other means of rapid conveyance that would allow one to actually be in direct contact with someone in a distant locale
Jesus, this is even dumber than the last one. I have friends in nearly every major city in the country, and in several other countries. Even flying from Seattle to New York, which I do about 5 times a year, is a 5 hour flight. Seeing them is not at all convenient. I text many of them regularly, but even then, it's more cursory than when someone posts an article they found interesting onto Facebook and suddenly 20 of us, in 10 different states and 3 different countries, are commenting on it.

Then we could actually go do things together, experiences, adventures, misadventures and events that have a long lasting and meaningful impact on one's life
Yes, because no one ever visits their friends, they just use Facebook.
Jesus, dude, it's a tool, similar to a telephone or Skype. It complements a relationship rather than replaces it.
HOW IS IT THIS HARD FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND?
People have normal relationships, and Facebook is a means to communicate using it. Just like the telephone. Just like instant messaging. Just like email.

It's not weird at all. It's perfectly understandable from people who aren't shallow, lazy, attention whoring sycophants who need constant affirmation for even the most trivial of endeavors.
How are you so dense that you think every single person on Facebook is a shallow, lazy, attention whoring sycophant?

I can't speak for everyone, only myself, but a friend to me is someone I know I can call at 3am on a Tuesday and have them show up to assist in an emergency or provide bail money.
So you don't have many friends, then, eh?

These are people whom I have fought with, bled for, bled with, laughed with, cried with, shared meals with and have been to their marriages, funerals, baptisms and congratulated them on the birth of their children.
I've done all of this with people that I talk to on Facebook.
Again, it's a tool. You have some really weird, warped view of it.

If I can't call you an asshole to your face for something stupid you said or did while playing, then we aren't playing together. It's pretty simple. The core group I play with, and have played with for decades now, are awesome people that I am really glad to be playing with
I have no clue what this means. The core group of people I talk to when I bother logging onto to Facebook I call an asshole to their face, I have known for decades, and I am really happy to still be calling them an asshole today.



You just seem to have built up this really weird notion of what Facebook is and somehow think that not using it makes you a superior human being with better friendships. Every single person on Facebook has as many real life friends that would bleed for them as you do. Again, you're not special. Get off your fucking pedestal and realize that Facebook is just a communication tool, not a lifestyle replacement, and you seem to be the only fucking human on Earth that doesn't understand what it is. I know we love the term "strawman" here, but you seem to have constructed a strawman of a mythical person that never leaves the computer and just does all of their communication via Facebook.

Which, again, is weird on a computer games board, because we've all lived through the time when computer gamers had the stigma of never leaving the computer and only doing their communication from behind a screen, and we thought it was stupid, unfair, and only came from ignorant morons. It's weird to now see computer gamers making the exact same stupid, ignorant and unfair accusation.


 
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
21. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 2, 2014, 13:54 Beamer
 
4D-Boxing wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:50:
Pigeon wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 11:02:
Asking the internet not to make death threats and racial,homophobic or sexist slurs, is a bit of a tall order, but good luck.

Lol keyboard warriors would actually have to use logic to express their repressed angst..good luck with that. Why aim that at gamers, its a satiety/evolution issue. Hundreds of years after slavery and almost 50 years after MLKs assassination and society is still dealing with this issue. Give it another 200 years maybe at least if not more. (people that spread hate and intolerance do reproduce so it will take a very very long time.

Why aim at gamers?
Because this was done by game developers? Why would they aim it at something other than games?

Anyway, given how many people here have, in the past, claimed they would never use Xbox Live because it's just racist 14 year olds, I'm shocked at how many people are angry at someone posting an open letter saying you should "publicly stand against" racist 14 year olds.

Not that Xbox Live is really full of that anymore. It was when only 14 year olds used the service, but in the early days of the 360 they became the minority.
 
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
15. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 2, 2014, 13:36 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:27:
This sort of thing is just preaching to the choir and as Verno says, people will and have already jumped aboard with their own largely imaginary grievances.

I don't know.
This sort of thing seems like a "is this good enough?" It doesn't really take a stand on anything. It's 4 sentences that are vague. It isn't preaching to any choir, it's trying to say "look, we're doing something" without doing anything to make sure exactly no one is angry. It's phrased deliberately so that it's really hard to disagree with (though people are finding ways), yet not really saying anything and not really actionable (what the hell does "take a public stand" mean?) It holds absolutely none of the people signing it to any kind of standard or accountability.

It's fluff that says nothing, but I guess given that this is the gaming community, people still find "don't be racist" to be overly preachy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 13:30 Beamer
 
Bodolza wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:27:
I'm surprised they didn't call it rape. They would have gotten even more clicks.

Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:46:
But their private sex life should be their private sex life.

Now meet reality. I expect my credit card number to be secure, but I've had to replace it twice this year due to hacks. Unfortunately, I don't have a choice about giving out my card info. They did.

A credit card is a bit different, as it isn't exactly private. You give your credit card to a waiter or bartender several times a week, and he walks away with it.

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?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Facebook Messenger Sep 2, 2014, 13:10 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 11:15:
The easiest way to not have to deal with this bullshit is not to use Facebook. You can completely bypass it and still have a normal, fulfilling life with friends whom actually see you, face to face, instead of clicking an icon.

It may seem strange at first, even discomforting, but it can be done. You'll even get stories out of it that begin with "Do you remember that time we..."

You can also have a normal, fulfilling life with friends whom you actually see, face to face, yet also see when they aren't nearby thanks to the internet.
I never understand all these people who think that Facebook is a way of never seeing people face to face (though, frankly, it's best at keeping you in touch with those you can't see face to face because they live on the other side of the continent.)

It's especially weird how prevalent that attitude is amongst gamers on this site, since I'm pretty sure a good number of people here have friends they game with that they never have and likely never will meet face to face.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, Preorder Bonus
11. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, Preorder Bonus Sep 2, 2014, 13:05 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:58:
Gadzooks wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:21:
Borderlands is one of the few games out these days where the DLC they release is actually NEW additional content in full, not an extra couple of multiplayer levels they stripped out to sell as Zero Day DLC like many other games.

When the DLC is actually like buying an expansion to the game, then its not really part of the whole "DLC scam"

I have no issues buying the games DLC because of this, as I have enjoyed the hell out of both BL1 and BL2. The season pass is an extra 30 bucks up front, but in the long run, it saves me 10 bucks. Unless of course I want to wait a year, and buy it on sale. That could be said about any game. Its borderlands, I know it will be fun, so I dont really care to wait a year to enjoy it.

Sorry, but I would have to disagree with you on some of this. Yes, some of what they did release was new and good. but that was mainly after the Season pass ran out. Or do you not recall the Game hunter DLC Sir Hamerlock they released that was a total POS?

The best DLC they released for the Season was the DnD Tiny Tinas. now that was great. So was the newer Island DLC. but that was not part of the Season pack. So its hit and miss with these guys on what they release that is a viable DLC release.

I love the series, but I'm waiting this time around to see what they do release.

The pirate themed DLC was also kind of a POS. So much riding around through empty, dead space.
Still better than Sir Hammerlock. That's where I quit the game - I just couldn't take Sir Hammerlock's DLC. It was awful. I never even downloaded the Tiny Tina one. Hammerlock was that bad.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2014, 13:01 Beamer
 
Leper wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 11:26:
i think most of it was there just weren't any good movies this summer. no Dark Knight, no DC/Marvel film, nothing people were really looking fwd to. hell i think the last movie i've seen was xmen, though i kinda wanted to see edge of tomorrow. and i'm pretty sure if interstellar had come out this summer, it would've been the next billion dollar megahit.

Edge of Tomorrow was a good movie and it's sad that it didn't do that great at the BO. I guess it did look like a generic Tom Cruise sci-fi movie to most people. Unfortunately we're going to get less like it and more like Transformers in the years to come. People complain but they still line up to get tickets for crappy movies. I thought Captain America, X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy were good as well.

Transformers basically tanked in the US. $250MM isn't tiny numbers, but it's far and away the worst of the franchise and the movie brought in big numbers up front and fizzled rapidly.
Of course, it made over $300MM in China, so guess where the future of that series lies? Not in North America.

Edge of Tomorrow had a weird name and not great marketing, plus I think audiences are tired of Tom Cruise (rightly or wrongly.) I hear it was quite good and will check it out eventually.

But yeah, movies this year were just bad. It wasn't that audiences didn't want to see movies, they just didn't want to see these movies. I thought, however, that it isn't the worst year since 1997, but since 2004, it's just the first year since 1997 we haven't had a $300MM movie (and we will soon - GotG will break that.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 12:46 Beamer
 
Desalus wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 12:41:
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. Sure, you're allowed to do that and you're entitled to your own privacy but what's the point of making those pictures/videos in the first place? Especially if you're a celebrity whose public image is very important. Just seems like a completely unnecessary risk.

Exactly my thoughts. Any celebrity that takes nude photos of themselves with the expectation that they will forever be private is just delusional. I hope a good many celebrities learn a lesson from this incident because there will surely be many more to come.

Yes, they shouldn't expect any privacy behind closed doors...
I get, and am the first to point out, that as a public figure you lose certain bits of your privacy outside of them. I support them getting fired for saying things that will cost others money.

But their private sex life should be their private sex life. Even porn stars expect that their private sex life remains just that.


As for why people take these pictures, because they're fun? Because their partners appreciate them? Because it adds an extra bit of dirty to whatever you're doing?
All fun and valid reasons. I'm guessing many posters here have done this with their loved ones and the last thing any of us would want is a message that this has repercussions and should be stopped. We should be fighting the morons leaking, not the people that have fun in the bedroom.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Net neutrality activists are about to show you what an Internet 'slow lane' looks like Sep 2, 2014, 11:24 Beamer
 
This seems like the type of thing that raises awareness, but also is a tactic that pisses people off for inconveniencing them and makes them act like suddenly the other side has good points.



edit - ha! I guess what I mean is "I get that net neutrality is important, but I'm so sick of hearing about it. Every day there's a new story or editorial about how important it is, but these people aren't actually doing anything about it. That, and the internet is faster now than it's ever been. I'm a real net neutrality advocate, which means I recognize that internet slowdowns in the US aren't even a problem, because there are parts of Africa that don't even have the internet. What are these activists doing about that?! No, they're just in my face putting up loading screens, as if that helps anything."
 
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12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 11:18 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 11:15:
harlock wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 11:03:
apparently its not just jen lawrence but dozens of celebrities nudie pics were hacked and released.. and now the feds are coming on strong. heh

The only celeb to take it with any sense of humor so far was Kirsten Dunst.

I'm not sure if I'd have a sense of humor about it when it first happens. I'd probably first feel pretty violated, then kind of humiliated. Plus, Kirsten Dunst has done topless scenes, hasn't she? I don't think many of the other actresses have.
 
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290. Re: Op Ed Sep 2, 2014, 11:14 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 05:22:
Quinn wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 05:02:
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 02:30:
It's interesting. I just finished Crysis 2. Only one female character, but a particularly strong female character. Well, not that any characters in that game are particularly strong.

And I'm in Max Payne 3 now. Most of the females are basically sex workers or stupid party girls you need to rescue. But it's in Brazil, playing to the noir aspect. Still, that part feels more Rockstar and less Max Payne. Unless a female pops out of the woodwork soon, I don't really have a sense for how far into the game I am.

Yeah, well, it's developers like Rockstar that do "deserve" a militant-feminist beating. Their approach and/or view on women seems to be that of a 16 year-old, with a PS controller in his left hand and his penis in his right. In fact, it's the entire image of Rockstar for me. It's kind of a paradox that their games are so extremely solid nonetheless.

It's Rockstar's right to make sexist games, though they are certainly very good at that... GTA isn't an example I would deny if someone said that is sexist. No female protagonists in ANY rockstar game ever. At least Saints Row has females that kick-ass, not sure that is sexist, but it sure as hell is a lot less sexist than GTA ever was.. at least relating to that I can understand females... it's no fun to always play macho gangstahs, or macho ex-cops

The thing is, none of this is about "rights," it's about right. If that makes sense. People are free to do just about anything they want. That doesn't mean we should sit there and say "y'know, I really hate how little Billy keeps calling all the other children idiots, but it's his right to do it, so I guess we just have to sit here and watch it happen."
 
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