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Re: Morning Metaverse
Nov 29, 2021, 21:29
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Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 29, 2021, 21:29
Nov 29, 2021, 21:29
 
I don't blame em for leaving, about anything has got to be more rewarding than dealing with Twitter at this point. Whatever gripes people have now with Twitter are just going to be magnified with this new guy.

I'm still baffled how Twitter spends so much money after taking so long to make ANY money.
"The company reported revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, which was up 28% from $808 million a year prior. Twitter also reported a profit of $68 million, contrasted with a loss of $8.4 million a year ago."
(Basically profit being only 7% of revenue)

Q1 2021 Twitter Earnings report
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Re: OotB: I Know Kung Fu
Nov 23, 2021, 16:03
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Re: OotB: I Know Kung Fu Nov 23, 2021, 16:03
Nov 23, 2021, 16:03
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 15:42:
another one bites the dust
Poes Law strikes again. snicker Laugh Crowngrin Evilgrin Laugh2 Rolleyes2

Heh alright ya got me where I didn't click the link on that one, because it was so believable in both something B&J would do and something you would post

If we doin' a parody post party:
Rittenhouse Verdict Raises Concerns That It’s No Longer Safe To Beat People To Death With A Skateboard
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Re: OotB: I Know Kung Fu
Nov 23, 2021, 15:37
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Re: OotB: I Know Kung Fu Nov 23, 2021, 15:37
Nov 23, 2021, 15:37
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 12:28:
file under Poe's Law
Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse is celebrating his recent court victory with the launch of his own Twitch gaming channel.
https://twitter.com/VictoryNewsNet/status/1461785290431991808/photo/1
Ben & Jerry's is honoring Kyle Rittenhouse shooting victim Joseph Rosenbaum with a new limited edition flavor, 'Rosenbaum's Heroic Hazelnut'
https://twitter.com/VictoryNewsNet/status/1459574391042236423/photo/1

Ben & Jerry's: When you are so blind to your woke side, that you make a flavor of ice cream to commemorate a convicted child molester where somehow it is perceived that saying the N-word while attacking people at a riot is interpreted as supporting the BLM movement.
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Re: Op Ed
Nov 18, 2021, 18:46
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Re: Op Ed Nov 18, 2021, 18:46
Nov 18, 2021, 18:46
 
NKD wrote on Nov 17, 2021, 20:35:
They snubbed my anime porn games, not a single nomination! SJWs!!!! /s

This joke would work if it was from the super straight alliance, which it is not, so then just goes back to the fair critique that most awards are corporate deal nonsense.

Unclear if you want to argue about these awards being a great representation of actual gamers' feelings, either way you just come off like you are working on your next "gamers are dead" article.

Irony much like when Jason Schreier spends most of his time critiquing corporations then out of no where gives Assassin's Creed Odyssey a pass for pay for XP grind game design.
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Re: Op Ed
Nov 18, 2021, 17:12
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Re: Op Ed Nov 18, 2021, 17:12
Nov 18, 2021, 17:12
 
Being able to skip cutscenes is a fair request as it is especially a hassle when replaying games or the ol' cutscene before a boss you keep dying on problem.

However nothing says I'm a millennial like "because I’d barely been paying attention to the narrative due to anxiety about not finding a good place to stop."
If that is where you are at, parenthood probably was not a good choice.

Additionally the Yakuza series actually has pretty good story and dialog. There is a lot of it, but is actually interesting unlike the majority of game cutscenes that are basically just getting in the way of the core gameplay.

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Re: Morning Metaverse
Nov 12, 2021, 19:31
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Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 12, 2021, 19:31
Nov 12, 2021, 19:31
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 12, 2021, 17:36:
The point I was trying to make is that there is no longer any reason to have live rounds on a movie set.

For starters live rounds on set is very rare and for special planned shots already.

Triple Frontier: Why the Actors Fired Real Guns With Live Ammo

Considering South Korea has mandatory service the "I've never seen a bullet" claim is a little more doubtful, but without more quoting it leaves things unclear if also talking about blanks or not.

Whether Squid Game was 100% CGI gun effects or not, westerns are very smoke heavy and CGI smoke to this day still looks janky.

In general it is pretty clear the media is seeing their chance to do some round about anti-gun BS masked as "safety". Meanwhile way more people get maimed and killed by other "stunts"

List of film and television accidents

Apparently if wanted to save more lives we should ban the use of helicopters on movie sets.

The Rust shooting story blew up because the issue is so rare in modern times and some people have strong feelings about Baldwin. Now add conspiracy theories and got yourself all kinds of click bait.
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Re: Activision Apologizes; Removes Quran from Call of Duty: Vanguard
Nov 11, 2021, 23:46
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Re: Activision Apologizes; Removes Quran from Call of Duty: Vanguard Nov 11, 2021, 23:46
Nov 11, 2021, 23:46
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2021, 22:49:
Shit, their headquarters would have been bombed Oklahoma City style if there had been an American Flag on the ground.

You know this isn't true, why bother to say it? Antifa burns flags at seemingly every event they show up to. They still don't get blown up or beheaded....
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Nov 11, 2021, 22:29
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Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 11, 2021, 22:29
Nov 11, 2021, 22:29
 
Zillow...it takes skill to mess up on that grand of a scale when housing prices are overall going up.
Maybe should have spent more time on the don't sell for less than paid part of the "algorithm"
Also the lack of self awareness where anyone who has looked up their estimated house price on Zillow, one of the first thoughts to come to mind is: well that's probably not right.
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Re: Activision Apologizes; Removes Quran from Call of Duty: Vanguard
Nov 11, 2021, 21:25
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Re: Activision Apologizes; Removes Quran from Call of Duty: Vanguard Nov 11, 2021, 21:25
Nov 11, 2021, 21:25
 
I get that for a WWII setting Activision probably saw taking it out was the path to least resistance, but to ignore the fact that some Quran's might end up on the floor in wartime settings highlights the silliness of how eager the Islamic side is to be offended and how most companies comply due to real world threats.

Most people: I've never even heard the concept that a book on the floor could be disrespectful
Islamic Extremists: Fix it and say your sorry or I'll come shoot up your studio and behead your staff
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Nov 11, 2021, 21:08
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 11, 2021, 21:08
Nov 11, 2021, 21:08
 
FloodAnxiety wrote on Nov 11, 2021, 20:25:
Huawei and ZTE ban appears to be due to nothing but "connected to government", with zero evidence that there is anything wrong with the tech. This is the same trade war that Trump started. Not using a less secure tech makes sense if it is less secure, but in this case the "less secure" thing about it appears to be political affiliation in nature only.

Would love to be wrong and for there to be a legitimate reason to ban this stuff other than "made in china" being the reason. But if there was a legitimate reason found, that news would be so sensational I'm pretty sure it would not escape the reporting, so this pretty much is just the US political leaders doing trade war things with China again.

smh

Uhh well unlike Apple telling the FBI to go suck it, in China the government can tell any local business to do whatever they want at any time. So it is reasonable to consider it a security risk based on the many shady actions of China already committed.

I don't think Trump was on the right track by applying seemingly random tariffs, but China has gone essentially unpunished for rampant corporate / defense industry espionage for quite some time.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Nov 10, 2021, 19:44
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Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 10, 2021, 19:44
Nov 10, 2021, 19:44
 
Heh everyone saying dropping dislikes was due to YouTube Rewind getting disliked to oblivion is pretty funny. It brings up the ol' slippery slope issue though, what is next, movies with no star ratings?
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Nov 8, 2021, 17:28
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Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 8, 2021, 17:28
Nov 8, 2021, 17:28
 
Ol' Elon sure knows how to do a solid troll...
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Oct 29, 2021, 18:36
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Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 29, 2021, 18:36
Oct 29, 2021, 18:36
 
Meta, literally in html code. Way to make search results as confusing as possible by naming yourself essentially something as NON-UNIQUE as possible.
Maybe they hired the same people that tried to rebrand the Gap logo
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Oct 27, 2021, 18:54
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Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 27, 2021, 18:54
Oct 27, 2021, 18:54
 
Cowboy Bebop will probably end up alright for people who never watched the anime, but for the original fans it is hard to ignore all the seemingly arbitrary changes. With Netflix's track record on things like He-Man, it is easy to default to being prepared to be disappointed / insulted.
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Re: BlizzCon Paused & Reimagined
Oct 26, 2021, 19:14
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Re: BlizzCon Paused & Reimagined Oct 26, 2021, 19:14
Oct 26, 2021, 19:14
 
Don't you guys have phones?
LoLz
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Re: Op Ed
Oct 24, 2021, 18:57
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Re: Op Ed Oct 24, 2021, 18:57
Oct 24, 2021, 18:57
 
This vague concept perhaps would have gone over a lot better giving action movie cinematographers slots. I'm surprised they even found one conflict photojournalist to put their name to it at all. Both photographers appear to have real experience and work, so besides a sack of money, maybe they just think everything is an aesthetic.
Everyone else is not so impressed as to get good war photos you have to put yourself in a lot of danger after typically waiting a long time to even have the right opportunity to try and be in the right place at the right time.
Of course another big issue is that games like these sanitize the inevitable human suffering that comes with war. When not an actual imbedded combat photographer, photojournalists document a lot more life surrounding war than war itself.
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Re: Morning Metaverse - Twitter
Oct 23, 2021, 19:58
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Re: Morning Metaverse - Twitter Oct 23, 2021, 19:58
Oct 23, 2021, 19:58
 
Jonjonz wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 06:54:
Anyone half a brain cell can see that all of socially irresponsible media craft their AI to promote whatever engages eyeballs. The fact that lynch mobs, insurrections, and all manner of racist hate when promoted generate huge mobs is no surprise. The platforms spew disingenuous PR BS about how they will try harder to fix this, but what they really mean is they will try harder to supercharge their AI to promote anything without judgement that foments mobs as long as it means engagement.

Still clinging to the fallacy that 230 is worth this amplification of hate for profit (the very core of fascism)?

Eh removing 230 isn't going to make any current platforms any better. The result would just be like Tumblr where they freaked out and over filtered everything to be on the safe side. To get to the issue would need something else like an all social media platform basic set of user rights.

As for the Twitter article specifically it is pretty insulting to try and throw some pseudoscience out when anyone can jump on Twitter on a daily basis and see all the news / trending is hand picked left slanted. I don't see any notes about how commonly if a right subject is trending, a large group of users will flood the hashtag with KPOP or unrelated posts just to try and artificially alter the feeds.

To even attempt the study they did one would have to follow a pile of left and right people somehow of magical same popularity and posting frequency. The default home feed is straight up nothing until you follow someone.

"Researchers noted that the difference in amplification could be due to the "differing strategies" used by political parties to reach audiences on the platform."
Aka, this was a completely useless study that I have no confidence they started off balanced or came to reasonable conclusions.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 23, 2021, 00:15
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2021, 00:15
Oct 23, 2021, 00:15
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 23:56:
I worked for a gunsmith and we went to the range one day to test fire a gun he had been massaging for a customer.
We were shooting the customers supplied hand loads which were low power 9mm rounds used for race guns.
He wanted to look at my form as I shot a few rounds and good thing he did.
I had shot about two or three rounds when he said stop.
I asked him why and he said that was a squib, sure enough there was a round stuck in the barrel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squib_load
I guess if I’d been experienced I would’ve noticed it myself but my take away was never trust anybody else’s hand loads.

Oh man not only hand loads, but "low power". Yeah that is the how to get a squib in 2 easy steps guide book. If not used to shooting a certain gun for a while a squib can be hard to notice, and if were doing competition (hence the racegun), it would be common to be doing rapid fire where might not luck out with the squib being the last shot of the target.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 22, 2021, 19:34
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 22, 2021, 19:34
Oct 22, 2021, 19:34
 
Dev wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 18:19:
RogueSix wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 17:59:
The "solution" I liked the most though was one previously suggested in the thread which was to go full digital. Scrap any type of ammo. Use prop guns (still carefully examined ones) and edit in the shot/smoke effects later.
One of the interviews I watched today mentioned exactly that, that a netflix film they told the props guy they would be adding the shots and muzzle flashes and go full digital on that and don't worry about the blanks. The main reason why that's not done in more movies is the cost. It's still cheaper to get blanks currently. I mean there's also some realism parts too. But like for pure realism purposes you can get special recoiling prop guns that their only moving parts are a bit of compressed air you charge up and they pop the slide back with a little pop sound, they don't actually shoot anything.

A good summary from ole freddiew on the levels of props that they used in their youtube video creating:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kelqxq_mxA0

Air guns are a great hollywood option, but when it comes to classic action movies with big ol muzzle flashes, blanks are the way to go especially in dark scenes. Otherwise you have to blow a bunch of time synching a light flash to the slide movement or trying to recreate a new light source in post fx.

As for the recent incident, gunfire in westerns are usually smoke heavy which is also a time sink to do believably in post fx.

Freddie is a great example of cool things a couple dudes can throw together without top of the line cameras or computers, but the quality level would not fly for an actual hollywood movie people actually have to pay to watch.
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