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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 13, 2018, 12:14 Flatline
Prez wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 11:46:
Blue wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 11:44:
Prez wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 11:43:
That's sad about Ruby Rose. I think she woould have been a good fit. She's beautiful, charismatic, and from what little I've seen her on screen, a decent actress.

She didn't quit the movie, just Twitter.

Yes, I realized that and edited my post. A little late obviously.

Twitter is a wasteland of the worst impulses of humanity and the more people that quit the better. Twitter management is completely not up to the task of policing it's own network, either practically or ideologically.
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News Comments > IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up
1. Re: IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up Aug 11, 2018, 13:29 Flatline
Someone needs to explain to this dude the Streisand Effect. He's not helping himself.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
38. Re: The news media are the enemy of the American people Aug 9, 2018, 12:57 Flatline
Back to the original story of Twitter's act of utter cowardice, Vox had a good story on it:

Basically, Twitter isn't growing. And news that Facebook *might* be at the end of it's growth caused the largest individual company devaluation in a single day in American history. You bet your sweet ass Twitter noticed that.

It's the same reason why Trump can violate every single rule Twitter has in alphabetical order and they give him a pass- Infowars generates traffic and users. And at the end of the day Twitter's bottom line can't afford to alienate tens or hundreds of thousands of users. So they struggle to find a loophole upside-down interpretation that lets them claim neutrality.

Twitter is evil. It basically is either vapid or poorly recreates other areas of the internet or is a permanent public record of every impulse you have had since you joined. A tiny fraction of a percent of all the tweets on the system could be called "relevant". Fake news spreads through Twitter faster than real news. The CEO is morally bankrupt and resorts to the most obviously bullshit excuses, and it is a march of pain and embarassment for people who make enemies in public. Twitter itself is at best inconsistent and at worst completely unreliable when it comes to enforcing it's own rules, and can't get any better because it's community rules contrast directly with it's revenue model. It's time to wind down Twitter.

Hell it's probably time to wind down social media, but that'll never happen.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 18:46 Flatline
it is its own animal and it does not deserve to be banned

Actually it does deserve to be sued. Repeatedly. Jones has agreed to stop referencing Sandy Hook, Pizzagate, and other crackpot conspiracy theories in exchange for dropping various lawsuits. Thing is, he *can't* stop, and has no real proof, and is going to get the living bejeebus sued out of him for liable and slander, and he deserves it.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
27. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 18:35 Flatline
Timmeh wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 17:41:
Why dont any of you post the actual quotes of Alex Jones going after sandy hook parent?

Do you people realize how they just make up stuff and claim he said this or he said that? Sometimes what he actually said is part of a longer 15 minute discussion.

I have indeed heard Jones say some seemingly crazy things, or exaggerate things.. but not always and sometimes in fact most of the time the stuff he says is actually true. Like the gay frogs thing. Yes that is actually scientifically TRUE.

This is just another example of how CNN, MSNBC, NYT, Newsweek, Huffpo and Wapo among many others are the actual FAKE NEWS. They make stuff up and slander people with no actual evidence and all their retarded liberal minions lap it up like a puppy eating its own vomit.

Yes i realize that Foxnews can do the same thing in the opposite direction on occasion.

Infowars is not Fox News nor MSNBC.. it is its own animal and it does not deserve to be banned. Those of you for this are just setting yourselves up for a future when what you think or say will be the target of "hate speech" censorship.

Alex Jones swore in a court of law that Infowars is "performance art" and not to be relied upon.

Read it here

Of course, immediately after that he went on his show and told his listeners he was lying in court, which cost him custody rights with his children. Because judges don't like to hear they're being lied to.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 18:31 Flatline
Timmeh wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 17:47:
By the way he does not sell "sugar pills" again a baseless untrue leftist attack.

He sells high quality supplements that have been tested and they are NOT twice the price as has also been lied about by leftists.

LOL Timmeh you're right. It's not twice, it's 3-5 times.

At least according to an independent, accredited lab
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News Comments > Destiny 2: Forsaken - Legendary Collection
4. Re: Destiny 2: Forsaken - Legendary Collection Aug 1, 2018, 13:25 Flatline
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Aug 1, 2018, 10:48:
This has got to suck, if it was good they would not need to pump it up so much.

Actually Bungie seems to be hitting a better stride. They're seeding secret missions into the normal game that's driving people insane, they've made some updates to the API so they can lock down items and not leak them through API scans, and it seems like the community is actually cautiously excited with where Forsaken is going.

There's still missteps- The secret mission only pops on weekends, and does so randomly, so naturally this past weekend there was like a 27 long PE streak where you *couldn't* access the secret mission and it drove people bonkers.

The Destiny subreddit though seems to be considerably less salty and more enthusiastic. If you wait for the Forsaken reviews to drop it might be a good time to get back in. If you haven't played since the exotics pass and the exotic masterwork pass the game plays very differently.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 30, 2018, 13:11 Flatline
"Poor mobile coverage 'harming rural quality of life.'"

I was about to go off on people voting for the leopards eating faces party and then complaining about their faces getting eaten, but then I clicked on TFA and realized it's about the UK.

I have nothing constructive to add here in that event.
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News Comments > Starsiege Tribes Anniversary Plans
2. Re: Starsiege Tribes Anniversary Plans Jul 29, 2018, 15:33 Flatline
20 years? Dear god I started doing LAN parties when tribes came out. It's why I got a summer job in the internet cafe we'd always meet at.

Still one of the best multiplayer games ever. I remember loading up APCs with 4 heavies with mortars and having one of our team members sneak in to lase the base with a targeting laser. We'd be creeping along the edge of the map, hugging canyons and stuff. Good times.

I also remember paring up with another guy who sat next to me and both of us using sniper loadouts, setting up crossfires and sniping the same person to get essentially one hit kills. we could lock down huge map portions that way.

Good times. Good times.
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 27, 2018, 16:56 Flatline
Cutter wrote on Jul 26, 2018, 11:42:
Renault: I've often speculated on why you don't return to America. Did you abscond with the church funds? Did you run off with a Senator's wife? I like to think that you killed a man. It's the romantic in me.

Rick: It's a combination of all three.

Renault: And what in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?

Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.

Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert.

Rick: I was misinformed.

I love that movie. I can't believe some of the dialog they get away with. When Rick's ex shows up with the Nazi Renault comments "Who knows she may constitute a 3rd front for the Reich" which might be one of the most sly ways of calling someone a slut I've heard in a long time.
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News Comments > Extending No Man's Sky Refunds
7. Re: Extending No Man's Sky Refunds Jul 26, 2018, 12:19 Flatline
Cutter wrote on Jul 26, 2018, 11:36:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 26, 2018, 11:13:
I'm a bit compfused. Didn't they just advertise the multiplayer bit last week? Then this week they're pulling it?

No, they're saying it won't be available on GOG for at least 6 months for some inexplicable reason. Sean Murray is just a enormous scumbag.

I'm guessing that it's a DRM thing. Because, you know, you need 6 months to let the online fervor calm down about NMS.
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News Comments > Tweet Backlash
13. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jul 19, 2018, 12:30 Flatline
I don't especially give a damn, but this:

"The problem is that the gif can be interpreted as a dogwhistle that panders to hate group GamerGate, which itself has been proven to lead to radicalism and even murder."

made me twitch.

I didn't know gamergate has been proven to lead to murder. I mean, I looked at the link that they used, and it was some Trumper/Gamergater/psycho who stabbed his dad, but I don't think they established that GamerGate is the sole/primary catalyst that made him a murderer.

Pretty sloppy writing IMHO.
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News Comments > etc.
25. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2018, 19:39 Flatline
It's kind of depressing that people think that only idiots could fall for this.

It's young, impressionable children that already have emotional problems, depression, suicidal thoughts that are the targets.
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News Comments > etc.
20. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2018, 16:04 Flatline
Creston wrote on Jul 16, 2018, 15:37:
Children will be complete morons. Sigh.

Depressed, isolated, possibly already suicidal children are easily manipulated.
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2018, 16:02 Flatline
jdreyer wrote on Jul 16, 2018, 15:35:
Beamer wrote on Jul 16, 2018, 15:19:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 16, 2018, 15:17:
is it weird that part of me wants to play this "Blue Whale" game to see how bad it actually is?

It's not a game like that. It's someone giving you 50 increasing steps that you must prove you completed. Not a video game, just blackmail, basically. Someone contacts you and says you must do 50 things or else they'll release images they took with your webcam when you were on pornhub. The first is to draw a picture of a whale. You must send it to me at 4:20 am. There will be another tomorrow. Fail and I send the image to all the girls in your class.

Yeah, but the dev is in jail and has been for a year. So how does that work exactly? Fully automated? Why not just take down the server then?

No it's copycatting. Anyone can do it. Which is f*cking sick.

If you google blue whale 50 tasks or whatever you can find a list of tasks. I won't link them here.

That being said, the people conducting the challenge probably find kids who are already cutters or something like that to make the manipulation easier.
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2018, 12:50 Flatline
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 16, 2018, 10:39:
It seems really weird to me that if someone tells you to "Kill yourself" that some people actually do...

The malleability of the teenage brain.

The people who administer the "challenge" search for outcasts and loners and depressed kids, and then the "challenge" itself slowly starts piling on sleep deprivation and disturbing images and videos. It then conditions you to hurt yourself in increasingly bad ways. It doesn't go straight to "kill yourself" and by the time you do get there you're delirious with sleep deprivation and you've been injuring yourself and watching movies of people killing themselves.

It's really sick.
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2018, 12:45 Flatline
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 16, 2018, 11:16:
Imagine how truly empty your life must be to take joy from influencing someone else to take their's.

The guy who created the "blue whale" game is a real sicko. If memory serves he went and took psychology classes specifically so he could do this.
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Adds Auto-Bans
11. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Adds Auto-Bans Jul 15, 2018, 12:46 Flatline
rawbelly wrote on Jul 15, 2018, 10:24:
Who decides what the "offensive language" is?

The owners of the private community that you agree to abide by the rules by. If you don't like it, go somewhere else.
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED's Future Witcher Plans
14. Re: CD Projekt RED's Future Witcher Plans Jul 12, 2018, 13:08 Flatline
Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2018, 12:40:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 12, 2018, 12:34:
aka_STEVE wrote on Jul 12, 2018, 09:38:
Yep , easily go prequel trilogy before Geralt - like an Origins storyline of the Witchers' and make another few Billion $$'s

No thanks. Prequels are boring as fuck cuz you already know what happens afterwards. Yawn.

Sequels please. Start the new series with Geralt's funeral or something...

If I recall (and I may not), the whole deal with The Witcher 3 was the end of Witchers. All the schools were dead. The profession was dead.

While I could see a game where you're the last remaining Witcher, that was already kind of TW3. There are no new Witchers being made, or whatever the term was.

Personally, I'd prefer something around the start of Witchers, or mid-level. People can correct me, but it felt like they'd been around for centuries. Lots of room for prequels there. We know where the profession went and where those characters went, but don't know about the big battles or events from centuries prior.

Oh hell yeah. Conjunction of the spheres happened a *long* time before Geralt. Witchers are humanity's response to the Conjunction and magic users got their powers thanks to the Conjunction.

You could go all the way back to the beginning when the monsters were unknown spooky things and the witcher schools were just forming. You don't even have to stick to "witcher", you could tap a magic user for a protagonist.

I don't need more Ciri. I liked her but it's pretty obvious she's not a Witcher. She is, depending on your ending, a Monster Hunter, but not a Witcher.
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
17. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 10, 2018, 17:35 Flatline
Eirikrautha wrote on Jul 10, 2018, 17:31:
Men face more harassment online than women; men face different kinds of harassment online than women. This is consistent across many different surveys like the one linked above. Men are more likely to be verbally harassed or get death threats. Women are more likely to get stalked or sexually harassed.

I have seen people react to this information by claiming that the kinds of harassment women face is somehow "worse" that what males get, but that is highly opinion-based (is a rape threat worse than a death threat? Less so?). Either way, the idea that the internet is some gender-based minefield exists more in the minds of the folks who want to see it that way. In reality, the internet is mostly just toxic towards everyone...

I will point out that death threats from Internet Tough Guys, while annoying, probably don't interrupt your life as much as stalking or persistent, organized, consistent sexual harassment.
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