Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 16, 2020, 20:39:eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 16, 2020, 19:49:Thank you for the information. I guess it should be no surprise they have failed to make any critical decisions since 31 Jan 2020. Both because it is what the UK has been doing concerning Brexit for literally years and getting anything productive done in 2020 is pretty close to impossible. And yes, I am aware of the issues around the Good Friday Agreement, which is part of the reason I was surprised when you said NI wasn't part of the UK anymore. It sounds like if they have managed to make any progress in solving the difficult problem of the NI borders they have failed to notify anyone outside the process. Somehow I am not optimistic they are holding back on good news. As far as I can tell, Northern Ireland is pretty much the only place in the "West" where politics are more contentious than those in the US -- which is saying something...
There is no decision yet and the way it's going there won't be until it literally is too late. The article is also flat out ignoring (like pretty much all UK media always does) that this new law they want to put into effect nullifies the "Good Friday Agreement" - and legally Northern Ireland would be part of the EU and not of the UK or at least it wouldn't be clear what exactly it's legal status even IS. It's a clusterfuck waiting for us for new year.
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 16, 2020, 18:10:RedEye9 wrote on Nov 16, 2020, 18:00:Hmm. How was it decided whether Northern Ireland would remain in the UK or the EU? Was there another vote in NI after the Brexit vote? And are they now going for independent country status or rejoining Ireland? I did some Googling and couldn't find anything concrete...Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 16, 2020, 17:41:What happens to Northern Ireland on 31 December, deal or no deal?eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 16, 2020, 15:00:Is that settled? I was under the impression it was one of the major "issues" to be dealt with in negotiations and everything I read about it indicated everyone was expecting it to be a very difficult problem...
Technically Northern Ireland isn't part of the UK anymore once the Brexit finalizes.. just saying
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 15, 2020, 19:01:Acleacius wrote on Nov 15, 2020, 13:30:https://www.dictionary.com/browse/porch-pirate
I had read this to find out wtf a porch pirate, actually was.
"Instead of Achievements for new games on Ubisoft Connect ... we have expanded the Challenges, which provide XP and other rewards in Ubisoft Connect. We know that this is a big change for a lot of you, and we appreciate your understanding in the matter."
The reaction to the news has almost universally been not understanding...
Jonjonz wrote on Nov 14, 2020, 06:36:
While Foolbook has it's bakesale funded moderators ineffectually doing a keystone cops routine, it is still pouring millions into research into identifying people gullible or in the slightest way likely to respond to hate based fringe wacko right wing white nationalist conspiracy theories, finding ways to help them find each other and funneling as much as possible of that info garbage to them.
Speech without liability is chaos.
230 is right up there with Citizens United in terms of lethality to democracy.
Socially irresponsible media needs to go.
Armengar wrote on Nov 14, 2020, 07:27:
Loot boxes are a scourge. My grandkids are forbidden to buy loot boxes. I ioenly get the money for them and buy atuff from ebay, amazon etc for when they stop and show them what loot box money will get them outside the game. It was hard at first but they now appreciate how much of a rip off it is.
Prez wrote on Nov 13, 2020, 21:57:
This has always been my problem with loot boxes. It's not just the old adage about fools and their money - they knowingly prey on people who can't know right from wrong, be it children or people with addictions.
Dash wrote on Nov 13, 2020, 20:14:
" In its present state, XIII does not meet our quality standards and we fully understand players’ frustrations."
...And yet, released anyway.
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2020, 15:07:Beamer wrote on Nov 13, 2020, 12:21:
I kind of struggle with it. They say the guy wasn't in a creative role. And the character looks like generic Twitch gamer girl. She's into cats and doodling! She has stupid glasses!
I think there needs to be a hard connection between the person that designed this and her, but even if, what damages should she get?
Do you know if your likeness is considered your personal intellectual property?
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 13, 2020, 12:06:eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 13, 2020, 11:58:So, you think your likeness is open to be used by anyone who cares to? Even if her accusations are accurate, I need to know more before I could agree she has been "damaged" by Riot...
This entire story ->
Jonjonz wrote on Nov 12, 2020, 06:41:
Never have so many ignorant of copyright law been so pissy and clueless, from fast buck Twitch with virtually no lawyers with any copyright background, to Twitch producers who as a whole seem to be the most copyright ignorant group of people on the planet.
other streamer playing FFXIV are getting muted and risking potential DMCA strikes, not because of the actual music used in-game, but because of a YouTube cover artist.
who does not own the copyright to the song AT ALL
Twitch’s systems are going after sounds
Even for games with broadcast license being granted
Other streamers have received strikes for clips they’ve already deleted
with more than 2 weeks delay
Twitch emailed him notice of a copyright strike against his channel on November 2. He has no idea what exactly was in the offending clip, because Twitch did not tell him