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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. No subject Feb 20, 2017, 04:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 11:34:
WSJ did not take anything out of context. At all. ...

Really? They didn't take anything out of context. So you're saying that his brand of humor wasn't taken out of context, when the WSJ decided to turn around and go running off to Disney and cry antisemitism?

You don't seem to get it, he doesn't have to use them as a medium. He refused to comment *though* them because he doesn't have to. Compared to his reach? They're nothing. His daily viewership is larger then their entire daily circulation numbers. And they're among the largest newspapers in the US.

Oh, they didn't. They just implied it...repeatedly, and made the association...repeatedly. And so did the rest of the media. Including the dozen plus articles that have been launched in the last few days. Time to realize something there Beamer. This is what a media hit piece looks like, and you're defending among the shittiest forms of journalism around.

descender wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 13:26:
Someone really just linked to a fake WSJ "fan site" run by The Daily Stormer, an admitted pro-Nazi and white supremacist news organization ... to convince us that the WSJ are the ones supporting white supremacists?? What a great place to get unbiased information about the WSJ! Rolleyes Looking over that website you must be quite OK with consuming fake news with no sources.

Oh look, someone who doesn't get the point...just like Beamer. They made the claim that since some of his supporters had racist views, he was a racist. In other words, they tried to play the "guilt by association card" which backfired. So, the daily stormer decided to play the same game. That means the WSJ is nothing but a racist organization now. You get it yet?

You don't get to arbitrarily decide that journalism is fake or dishonest just because you don't agree with what it says. You are welcome to provide sources that disprove fake stories, but this new habit of just pointing at things you don't agree with and bleating "fake" like a sheep isn't impressing anyone.

There is no "pile of bullshit" here that he didn't create himself. Are you denying that he actually did or said the things he did? He isn't. He did make antisemitic jokes, he does repeatedly show nazi imagery on his channel, he purposely does and says outlandish things to get a rise out of people and now suddenly someone calling him out on doing those things is "wrong"?? He is just whining that acting like an idiot child finally cost him money... as it should have.

The media decided to make themselves fake, when they decided to start manufacturing outrage for clicks. Or are you saying that manufacturing news for the sake of manufacturing it, isn't fake news? Haven't been paying attention for the last couple of years? Or did you miss how often the media is directly targeting people like him. Figure out why? No? I'll give you a hint, it's because he doesn't need them. And this is what an actual dying industry looks like.

Seems like you don't get that this is manufactured outrage though. Just remember, it's okay when they do it though. I'm sure you're going to line up and start complaining to the WSJ that the authors of the article be fired now right? Especially after all their antisemetic jokes. You know, like this one here among so many others.

Quboid wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 15:23:
What do GamerGaters think they are proving when they show lots of news stories about a particular topic? Is it supposed to prove some sort of conspiracy?

This is what caused GamerGate, idiots and bigots lashing out at people who point out that they're idiots and/or bigots. Citing the Daily Stormer is both.
Don't worry if you don't get it. I'm sure you missed the part where the WSJ implied he was a antisemite because of 4 tweets made by people who watched him. No? Go read that WSJ article again. Now you'll figure out the part about the daily stormer being the WSJ's #1 fansite and the rest should click into place. But if you currently enjoy the state of the 4th estate, then by all means. The irony of using the word bigot, when you engage in actual bigotry.

I'll remind you though, GameJournoPros was a conspiracy. Journolist was a conspiracy too. They both existed to push a particular ideological narrative from within their bubbles. Remember those email leaks from GJP's that showed they were engaging in censorship, threatening other reporters, and so on? No? You should go read those leaked emails then. Remember when Journolist was crafting stories, using talking points directly from insiders within the obama administration, in order to minimize the damage? No? You should go read those leaked emails.

The media is broken. And the defense of this type of bullshit, manufactured outrage, fake manufactured outrage for clicks isn't healthy for a democracy. If you think it is? Explain how it serves anyone in a positive way.

This comment was edited on Feb 20, 2017, 05:00.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. No subject Feb 18, 2017, 11:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 09:40:
You whore for attention then do something stupid and offensive and suddenly don't want the attention anymore. Also if you do something edgy and offensive, own up to it, don't try to play it off like you didn't understand. 'Oh wow I can't believe those guys did that thing I paid them to do, what a surprise'
Yeah that's not the case, but it's okay. He's pissed off at the absolute bullshit that's going on. The WSJ took shit out of context, went quote mining, claimed a bunch of other bullshit. But remember under their own rules(because "4 people said something that would be 'extremist'"), the Wall Street Journal is no longer the true name. It's the White Supremacist Journal.

This entire pile of bullshit though? Exactly the same stuff that caused gamergate to happen in the first place. You don't win by pulling dishonest journalism. You won't succeed if you engage in identity politics either which has infested the political left in the west like a cancer. You'd think the media would learn, but nope. They just succeeded in turning people away from the existing press to well anyone else. Made sure that all hit gen-z followers gave a big ol'fuck you to them as well. And it hasn't hurt his viewership at all, it's actually increased it...by a significant amount.

This is why people don't trust the press. It's the reason why people cheered Trump when he called the media fake news. It's the same reason why people cheered when he called them out on their bullshit ~2 days ago, and the media's response was to double down, go stupid, and continue to believe they're beyond reproach. It's why when people see stupidity like this going on they say fuck you to reporters.
 
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News Comments > New AMD ReLive Drivers
5. e Feb 13, 2017, 22:43 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well they fixed crashing when alt-tabbing out of valkyria chronicles. So that's a bonus.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. No subject Feb 10, 2017, 01:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 19:07:
until you realize that you're strapping a wifi computer to your head, I'd like to see how they can get it a SAR rating that's in line with a cell phone. Even if they do get it down to cell phone levels, you typically don't strap a cellphone to your head for hours and hours.

yes there's gear vr but even that is so casual you only play games for minutes not hours.

Keep in mind your cellphone has the "scream" to get the attention of a celltower and connect. Where that in theory doesn't happen with the other. I'm guessing we'll see a dual piece device like in Mass Effect or Dead Space. You'll have your AR headset and something strapped to your arm that holds the guts and computational power. Once it gets to a point like that you don't need much power to talk to something under 1m away either. The current killer of that idea is strapping 5-8lbs of computer to your arm and it not wearing your out in some fashion.

This is likely where we'll see the new 5Ghz wifi stuff really take off, because there's zero surface penetration by the broadcast device even against standard 8.5x11" paper. But has incredible strength over the open air, not to mention very high throughput and transfer speeds.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. No subject Feb 9, 2017, 11:49 Mashiki Amiketo
 
vacs wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 11:31:
Why do I get the feeling that VR is failing fast?
That's because it is. Just like 3DTV did. VR was once again another fad, that a lot of people predicted would end up as a high end niche consumer product.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. No subject Jan 31, 2017, 13:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 13:18:
We'll see what actually happens, but so far his orders have only made things more difficult for people who have the least or are suffering.
You mean like Obama's? When he blocked allowing Christians and Yazidis who are being ethnically cleansed from claiming asylum in the US? That's why during the last round of "import refugees" there were under 100 from either of those groups despite the demand being there from them. So far the only thing Trumps order has done, is the same thing as Obamas. Based off Obama's own security analysis recommendations.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. No subject Jan 31, 2017, 13:11 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Bard wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 12:39:
I think every IT professional who has to deal with those companies who have been importing workers will think this is a good move.

Here in B.C. Canada it's been this way for as long as I can remember - only hire offshore talent if you are able to demonstrate you cannot find the talent here.
Companies here in Canada are abusing the TFW program just like companies in the US have been abusing the H1B. What's worse is that TFW's aren't stuck to one area, but they can be used for any job. We've seen people in skilled trades(welders, machinists, etc) lose their jobs. Just like we've seen IT people lose their jobs. The kicker? Harper tightened the rules when people started complaining about these abuses. Trudeau went right out and loosened them, basically giving a big old fuck you to that 7-15% unemployed across Canada.

It's stuff like this where politicians allow flagrant abuses that help populist candidates rise.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Hi-Rez Texture Pack Next Week
6. No subject Jan 30, 2017, 22:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 21:49:
So I put like 3 or 4 hours into Fallout 4 and walked away. And I'm not sure why, because I can go reinstall New Vegas and put another 15 hours into it without blinking. Something about the game just... felt like a letdown and I don't know what it is.


It's a combination of cutting and gutting what made the SPECIAL system special, and the story. The reality is for a lot of people, everyone has a parent and that's something they can relate to. Not everyone has a kid, and that's something you can't relate to unless you have one. I and my one sister have no problems "getting" the story, my youngest sister and a friend I've had since childhood who don't have kids yet? They can't get the storyline. To them it feels "meh" and I fully get that. Compare that to the other FO stories, saving people because you're the best likely candidate or to save your tribe, revenge because someone tried to kill you and so on. Those latter ones are tried and true methods of tying you into the RPG.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. No subject Jan 28, 2017, 08:36 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Orogogus wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 04:32:
Read it, didn't see the part about known parties and declining to press charges. I see where the Boston attorney general's office declined to prosecute, and I see a jurisdiction issue on page 168, and if that's what you're referring to it would have been really helpful for you to include a page number.

It's not so difficult reading the legalese as it is all the redactions. It's entirely possible I missed the part you're referring to. Again, a page number would help here.
I'll have to skim when I get up later since I'm about to head to bed, I seem to remember it was somewhere between pages 90 and 130. What it boiled down to one of the cases where a person threatening Wu was an individual that they had very long conversations with. AKA a person who was known to them. There was another case, where Wu refused to prosecute as well. And there was the other case where Sarkeesian didn't want to either cooperate with the FBI or declined to press charges against another person. Can't remember quite on this one. It's been ~2 months since I read this(yeah it's been out that long -- 3 months actually).

But yeah, the redactions make it hard. What amuses me as well, are the number of sites now coming out saying "See, this is why the FBI is bad." Or "See this is proof of their harassment..." when it's proof otherwise.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. No subject Jan 28, 2017, 00:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 22:44:
Where does it say that?

Read it. You'll run across the part where the statement of "harassment" was from a known parties to the victims and they didn't want to press charges. You'll also bump into the part of no-jurisdiction a bit further on. The entire thing is worth the read if you can understand the legalese, if you don't? Good time to learn.

Kxmode wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 22:00:
Also, I have no idea why GamerGate needed an unsealed FBI Agents dossier.
To prove one thing: The media lied, and it did.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. No subject Jan 27, 2017, 21:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
And shocking nobody who actually paid attention...no harassment from GG supporters. In two instances, the "victims of GG" were harassed by people in their inner circle, and one case had no jurisdiction. That's jackass from Brazil that GG found and forwarded to the LEO's.

Well there goes that entire media narrative right out the fucking window.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Trailers
18. No subject Jan 27, 2017, 01:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Task wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 19:49:
Oh man don't get my hopes up that much. If its Inquisition in Spaaace, I'll definitely be disappointed. I don't want to watch this though in case of spoilers.

There's a combat vid out there, looks exactly like Inquisition in space. The ME3 left such a bitter taste that this would have to be amazing to give me any faith in them again.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. No subject Jan 22, 2017, 16:47 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Guess we can chalk that up to another case of intellectual bullshit failing under actual review.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. No subject Jan 20, 2017, 12:39 Mashiki Amiketo
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 10:29:
His handlers will let him keep his phone and instead just restrict his twitter account.

Might be more interesting just how much fake news is going on these days. If it's not CNN, it's WAPO, or BBC, or really almost all of the MSM these days.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2017, 20:21 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 16:33:
A short and edifying article on windshield repair.

Why auto glass service isn't all it's cracked up to be

Same stuff when I was an apprentice 25 years ago basically. Back then it was an influx of stuff from Mexico. Luckily we haven't seen a relapse in things like the tire rim plague, where transport truck rims would fail so spectacularly that they would shatter, or the rims would sheer off(the center remained bolted in), and the entire thing would get flung down the highway. Several people in Ontario were killed because of that.

But there is still the huge and I do mean huge problem with train cars across North America and failures(causing derailments/spills) of wheels, axles, and journal boxes(basically the wheel hub). Those cases are all shitty mexican made parts from the 1990/early 00's. Most rail companies have spent the last 10-20 years and hundreds of millions replacing them on everything from boxcars to tanker cars. There's also been cases of side frame failures, where they simply bend and the entire wheel assembly gets ejected. Which is really good at 60 miles an hour.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. No subject Jan 18, 2017, 15:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Blue wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 11:13:
I believe that's the price to repair the crack. The insurance company says they will cover replacing the windshield if it comes to that.

Car windshields haven't been shatterable like that for decades, and that's because of the giant sheet of plastic that's between the two layers of glass. And said insurance company is happier to fix a rock-strike, and in many cases at least here in Canada for nothing. The last windshield I had replaced cost me $200(deductible), the actual cost of the windshield was just shy of $1100.

Just a heads up to people who don't know, the windshield is considered a "structural component" of the vehicle. Which is one of the reasons you should get it repaired. But just be glad you don't live in various part of Canada, because rock strikes are so common that windshield's aren't covered in your insurance policy. And can drive the cost up monthly by $400-800. Where the same policy in say Ontario would be $70-80/mo including repair/replace.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2017, 10:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 16, 2017, 10:49:
8 men (yes, all of them MEN) have more wealth than combined 3.6 billion, those 8 sure are very equal among themselves...

I couldn't really care if they were men, women, or attack helicopters. There's a reason why there's a populist swing though, and they likely have no idea why it's happening. Even though the answer is right in front of them. Considering things though? It's just as possible we're going to see "behead all elitists" becoming a thing though, depending on how shit this all turns. Likely why doomsday self-preservation vaults are trendy as fuck among the ultra-rich.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support
38. No subject Jan 12, 2017, 08:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well just installed the update guess what happened? Nothing. Multi-monitor support works just fine. Looks like it's either going to be a "your mileage may vary" or "FUD article" in either one of those cases.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
38. No subject Jan 5, 2017, 14:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 13:59:

frankly it would be super difficult to include "realistic" romantic scenarios without making it the primary focus of the game considering all the hyper-nuanced bullshit that goes into real life relationships

Jaheira is probably one of the best "realistic romance" characters that's ever been done. It can be done, but it's easier to write flat characters that exist to pander. You can see that with DA2's romance garbage, especially the person who was the lead writer for them. They didn't believe in depth, just cheap garbage with no depth.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
36. No subject Jan 5, 2017, 13:37 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:59:

So is it shoe horned when a female character is obviously inserted strictly to appeal to male players? Why is it ok on one hand but bad on the other? Could it be perhaps that they're just trying to appeal to different people? That gay character seems shoe horned to you because it's not there for you.

That's called "fan service" and it's just as bad. Sometimes it's even worse. Funny enough, that "gay character" which is shoe horned in as it seems to me? Those gay friends of mine see it the same way, shitty-assed-shoe horning which detracts from the actual game, story and narrative. What most people want is unique characters, which are unique and aren't jammed in. This is no different then the current escapades of absolute garbage being jammed into comic books in order to pander to a demographic which is so abysmally small that it's driving the core audience away.
 
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