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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 6, 2014, 21:38 NKD
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 21:22:
Axis wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 20:17:
NKD wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 19:40:
Ebola panickers are fucking ignorant putzes on par with climate deniers and anti-vaxxers, but there's nothing wrong with erring on the side of caution a bit. It's not like thousands of Americans are being indefinitely detained.

Says the climate panickers...

Don't worry, Senator Inhofe will soon be chairing the Environmental and Public Works Committee. He's a man grounded in solid scientific, evidence based, theory:
“[T]he Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.’ My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.”

I'm sure he's got some great ideas on dealing with Ebola as well.

We'll replace quarantines with faith healing prayer circles. That should work right? God damn how fucked up must a country be to have their most influential politician on the environment be a CLIMATE DENYING RELIGIOUS NUT?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2014, 20:23 NKD
 
beremot wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 19:50:

Are Wu, etc, really going on twitter and saying "I'm getting all these rape and death threats, and that is EXACTLY the same as if I were actually being raped and murdered?"

No that's not what she is saying. And I don't believe that there's anything fundamentally wrong with saying "These two things are both related to misogyny." because that's absolutely true. But that's not what was said.

Here's the link to the Tweet.

Police investigating 4chan link to murdered woman. Gamergate, tell me again how my life isn't in danger

She suggests that this case lends credibility to the online threats she received. Even though there were no online threats that we know of, the man was the woman's live-in boyfriend, and had a documented history of domestic violence and threats. The dynamics of this problem are different, so the solution and the conversation must also be different. History and statistics show us that domestic violence is a clear and present danger for many women. Being murdered by an anonymous Twitter user is not. There simply isn't a history of people making good on these threats. It's everyone's right to have an irrational fear not backed up by the numbers. You can't help being afraid of whatever you're afraid of. You can't shut it off.

But when you start voicing that fear publicly, don't be surprised when people accuse you of fear-mongering and generalization.

I have no objection to her stating that these things are related vis-a-vis misogyny, which they are. But the timing and context of her tweet are in poor taste and make it look like she's making it about herself and somehow comparing her situation to the situation of an actual abuse victim who probably lived every day in fear of a known credible threat who shared her home.

If she had simply linked to the story and said "This is scary shit!" or something, the entire tone of her tweet would have been different. But no, she had to name drop Gamergate, which immediately colors things differently.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 6, 2014, 19:40 NKD
 
Ebola panickers are fucking ignorant putzes on par with climate deniers and anti-vaxxers, but there's nothing wrong with erring on the side of caution a bit. It's not like thousands of Americans are being indefinitely detained.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Nov 6, 2014, 19:15 NKD
 
I trust Disney with Star Wars a lot more than I trusted George Lucas, the fucking diva.  
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Nov 6, 2014, 19:02 NKD
 
If this post is to be believe, GTA5 for PC is going to be using additional DRM. No word yet on whether this will affect modding or if it's an "always online" DRM, or whatever.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 6, 2014, 17:33 NKD
 
War on Drugs gentlemen, the pinnacle of success.

Fucking hell I wish I had the money to move out of this country.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $60M
3. Re: Star Citizen at $60M Nov 6, 2014, 17:19 NKD
 
Wow a Star Citizen funding thread. Any guesses on how this one is gonna go?  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS
31. Re: Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS Nov 6, 2014, 15:58 NKD
 
I wish Ubisoft and Valve would stop fighting each other all the time.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2014, 15:50 NKD
 
beremot wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 14:30:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 11:30:

The truth never stopped anyone from twisting a tragedy to meet their own agenda.

That agenda would be ... what? Tying misogyny online to misogyny in the real world? Tying misogyny online to the way some men abuse women in the real world? Like there could be no actual connection between those things?

I think what he takes exception to, and he can correct me if I'm wrong, is the same thing I take exception to. That is, comparing bullshit anonymous online trolling to the very real threat of domestic violence. Many of us have family members who had to live in terror of an abusive husband or boyfriend and couldn't just avoid them by not opening up Twitter. Family members who had to endure physical abuse weekly or even daily. Thankfully, I personally haven't lost a family member to domestic violence. But both my grandmother and aunt have dealt with it. My grandmother was married to an abusive man from the time she was in her 30s until the day she died of cancer in her late 60s. He only OCCASIONALLY beat and raped her, and calmed down a bit as he got older. Many women have it even worse. Her biggest regret was never leaving him and that this abusive asshole was going to out live her.

You think someones online Twitter threats are real, and scary? How about 30 years of living with the person sending those threats? How about like the woman in the story who probably knew, with certainty, that the very person she lived with was violent enough to kill, but was too scared to leave?

Misogyny? The real misogyny is thinking that because you possess a vagina and have mean things said to you online that you can somehow understand what the real domestic abuse and real fear are like. Brianna Wu is a rich trust fund kid who has no understanding of what it's like to feel trapped because you're financially dependent on someone who beats the fuck out of you, or forces you to have sex with them.

I believe these things DO stem from the same misogynistic attitudes, but that's an academic argument that ignores the huge practical differences, and is a discussion not suited to Twitter where 140 characters just makes you look like you're trying to claim your own little problems are somehow comparable in severity and scope.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer
10. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer Nov 6, 2014, 11:27 NKD
 
Arno's ginger girlfriend is a morsel.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 6, 2014, 10:27 NKD
 
Verno wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 10:23:
Fair point.

They are horrendously underpaid though. According to the Googles, $8000 for the three month season. Given the danger involved, fuck. that.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 6, 2014, 10:18 NKD
 
Verno wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 10:05:
They probably made some poor sherpa or yak hike it up to Everest Base Camp. What a fucking dumb PR stunt.

Uh well, sherpas are traditionally paid to risk their lives guiding rich douchebags to the summit of Everest. I'd say hauling a few extra yaks to an EZ-mode peak nearby isn't the worst thing they've been paid to do all year.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2014, 09:48 NKD
 
That murderer guy turned himself in to police rather than suicide-by-cop as he originally planned, so he is in custody now. Though the "4chan link" stuff is overstating it a bit. 4chan is where the dude posted his sick pictures after the fact. As far as anyone can tell, there was no other involvement by anyone on 4chan.

The best part was when ol' Brianna Wu decided to go on Twitter and link this to Gamergate or hold it up as an example of how serious online threats are. Except there were no online threats. This guy did his threatening in the real world, had a history of domestic violence and threats against law enforcement, and killed his girlfriend who he lived with, not some random woman on the Internet.

Sick of the people in this world who do that kind of shit. Comparing your trivial online threats to the very serious problem of domestic violence, god damn. Shameless.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
9. Re: Evening Previews Nov 6, 2014, 08:19 NKD
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 07:53:

oh look another " I'm proud to steal" douchebag

I'd rather see someone vote with their wallet than participate in Rockstar Fanboy Syndrome.

InBlack wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 08:06:
CJ might be a loudmouth troll or whatever but you sound like a braindead worker drone right from 1984 with that comment PH.

I can't stop laughing at this for some reason. Well said sir.

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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer
5. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer Nov 5, 2014, 22:56 NKD
 
LittleMe wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 22:12:
Question is, is this game capped at 30fps on PC? Is it going to be a quality port/experience on PC?


No it's not capped at 30fps. But who knows how good the port will be. If it's like other Ubisoft games it'll have a lot of PC specific features but not much in the way of performance optimization.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston TM a Hoax
4. Re: Fallout: Shadow of Boston TM a Hoax Nov 5, 2014, 20:00 NKD
 
Prez wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 19:50:
Crying

Now now, no need to be upset. Boston is a fucking awful setting anyway. Can you imagine having to listen to THAT ACCENT for 20-30 hours? Holy fuck I'd kill myself. Of course it could be they still set it in Boston but the name is just wrong... ugh..
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 5, 2014, 19:47 NKD
 
My TV is a Sony LCD I picked out specifically for its extremely low input lag, but if I didn't play as many games on it, I probably would have picked up a new plasma instead. Good plasmas had incredible contrast and out of the box color for a really low price at a given size.

Never really liked plasmas for gaming though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 5, 2014, 16:14 NKD
 
In Detroit you're lucky if you have running water or 911.  
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM [Updated]
33. Re: Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM Nov 5, 2014, 14:51 NKD
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 14:29:
https://twitter.com/Bethblog/status/530072762854170624

Bethblog's Twitter says it's a hoax.


Welp nothing to see here guys.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM [Updated]
30. Re: Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM Nov 5, 2014, 14:26 NKD
 
Boston, gee, there's a setting to get excited about. Gag. Hopefully the gameplay is good.  
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