remember when 343 made fun of PTSD https://youtu.be/iqRNK6B1Zz8?t=2m37sGotta say that I see nothing wrong with this. It wasn't 343 making fun of PTSD, it was Cortana trying to mock and destabilize the spartans any way she could by referring to their past experiences and traumas in an attempt to get to and distract them. That's like saying DC is making fun of orphans and homicide because they have the Joker bringing up Batman's parents dying and laughing about it to throw him off his focus.
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He made a point that could've been made just the same without actually pulling out a knife while talking to a student in school. That was a stupid and counterproductive decision. I'm also not seeing much overreacting anywhere. The kid was clearly shaken up by it and the parent saying "stop it" to the guy was fully justified. He wasn't mobbed or attacked and no one called the cops. The school administration just asked him to step aside and walked out with him while the audience was pretty visibly shocked.Come on now. Don't make me explain why that is not even remotely comparable.What a moron. There's several ways he could've made the exact same point without actually pulling out a knife to simulate a threat while talking to a student at a school.
Come on now. Don't make me explain why that is not even remotely comparable.What a moron. There's several ways he could've made the exact same point without actually pulling out a knife to simulate a threat while talking to a student at a school.
people don't react unless there's a real immediate threat. Hypotheticals dont tend to register with normal people/commonersAnd what a reaction he's getting. Reasonable people will look at this and consider him a moron, and the very people he's trying to convince will be even less understanding now that he's painted the wonderful picture of pro-gunners pulling out knives when talking to students in school to push a political agenda. Success!
What a moron. There's several ways he could've made the exact same point without actually pulling out a knife to simulate a threat while talking to a student at a school.
And what fucking cancer the comments on this videos are.
I'm really uncertain as to what you believe I'm arguing.Well, the link in the OP basically states that conservatives are being persecuted and censored just for having right leaning views. I asked for supporting evidence and you responded by saying it's not necessarily conservatives but instead those who speak out against the establishment. Apologies if I interpreted that incorrectly or maybe you didn't read the text of the petition itself, but I think it stands to reason that your response across as you agreeing with the notion in the OP (institutionalized and organized measures taken against a group of people) only now for the anti-establishment folks instead of just conservatives. My bad for missing your point but the way you responded did give the impression that you largely agreed with the part of the text I referred to.
That's not really evidence though. What links these channels together perhaps more than their anti-establishment attitude (something I already think is way too broad of a statement) is their propensity for fake news, aggressive rhetoric, inflammatory approach to controversial topics and "dangerous or extreme" content violating YouTube's ToS. Youtube is a business and advertising is hugely important to it. Demonenitization isn't so much a punishment of censorship of the right as it is a message of "hey, our advertisers and investors don't want their name attached to a video entitled 'liberal morons cucked & Hillary for prison for faking school shootings' so we'll be disabling monetization on it". Of course, mistakes will be made, but I have yet to see any decent proof of what you argue. I'm also skeptical of the notion that these companies employing tens of thousands of people are actively persecuting "the anti's" without there being any more proof of that.Is there any actually major evidence for the whole "conservatives are facing institutional persecution online" narrative?I don't necessarily believe it's conservatives, but rather people who speak out against or pose some threat to "the establishment" or the values it espouses. I have seen people on both the right and the left, as well as centrist types face censorship/demonetization online. What links them together is they they seem to be critical of mainstream media, government, or those with institutional power. The left just holds more of that power right now when it comes to tech, so it would make sense that those on the right would be more inclined to criticize.
And youtube never admitted to banning right wing channels. To my knowledge, it just admitted to making mistakes with its moderation without going into specifics, something which likely referred to temporarily blacklisted and then reinstated videos. I also don't think anyone was suspending channels for being right leaning but rather for putting out content that they (mistakenly) deemed dangerous, harmful or hateful in light of recent events (gun / conspiracy videos after the mass shootings, for example). Lots of pressure on the companies, lots of new recruits, likely mistakes to be made.
Is there any actually major evidence for the whole "conservatives are facing institutional persecution online" narrative? I'm also curious how people think this would work in practice. This seems very vague and almost naive in its lack of specifications.
Right to be forgotten is a massive misnomer and it's now a part of UK law too. Much of the remainder sounds a lot like the GDPR. The EU is breaking new ground here so I do think much of it will at some point make it across the pond as well.
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:34:48 AM »
You can say that againNo better way to fix absurd TCG power creep than starting it over from scratch.
a disease would imply that it's infectious, it's a neurological disorderThis just isn't true though. There's nothing about a disease that implies it being infectious. ALS, the condition Stephen Hawking just died of, is officially classified as a disease yet is clearly not directly spreadable to others.
What a shame. I got to see him in person when he gave a talk at my university a few years back. I've never really been into physics and whatnot but listening to him was quite the experience. Abudantly brilliant for sure. He'll be missed.
I get what you say about time, but I see resources as something very broad. Access to knowledge and tools that aren't public or easily available otherwise, a view behind the scenes, an actual opportunity to make impact / affect things or talk to certain people... A job can help you with all of that. Perhaps you don't see yourself caring about much of that now, but I can see it being true even for you.
And I know that only few people can do what I do. I know that not everyone can get any job and that there isn't a perfect career out there for everyone. Of course that's bullshit. I'm just saying that you shouldn't sell yourself sort. You're clearly not an idiot and seem to have more potential than what you're making things out to be.
Anyways, I'm not here to try and convince you that jobs are cool and fun and that you should get one or strive for more. What you do for a living doesn't affect me much. I doubt I'm the first to tell you this stuff and I have no illusions about how much you care about what I'm saying. Like I said, I just don't want you to wake up one day with most of your life already behind you and suddenly realize how much you've missed out on and how many opportunities you threw away because of your militant state of mind and currently very negative thoughts on all this stuff. You do you, but I just didn't want to stand by without at least once giving you some advice or providing a more positive pov.
Also, you didn't really address the second point I made. Jobs can let you do things you otherwise wouldn't be able to. They can provide you with resources, opportunities and access to things that you on your own couldn't really have.
That said, I do understand you to some extent. I like my job, but not all of it 100% of the time. And even the parts that I do like, I'd sometimes much prefer doing other things instead at a particular time. But that doesn't mean that I hate it at its core. It just seem to me that you have a pretty narrow view of what jobs might be like and that you don't really recognize that a job that aligns closely to a passion or an interest can be very fulfilling and give a lot of purpose. Part of what I like about mine is that I can and do make a real impact.
As you said yourself, you might want to try and enjoy stuff a bit more. You've got a lot of years ahead of you and even if you never change your opinions on stuff you might one day realize that you've willingly thrown away your one shot at life (even though you never asked for it) and lived it in a miserable and unfulfilling fashion. You'll probably just dismiss this right away, but keep things up the same way and you might wake up 40 years from now feeling like there's so much you missed out on because of your pretty militant views. Yeah, in a perfect world no one would have to work. But this isn't one. And no one can force you to be productive and not lounge around doing as little possible, but there's (long term) benefits to doing so anyways. I don't always wake up happy to get to work either but I know that it's for the best and that I'll appreciate it later on. Getting a PhD, publishing research, making real contributions to important advancements and spreading knowledge, all while making money that allows me to travel, improve my quality of life and make the most out of my hobbies? That's pretty good stuff. I also sometimes wish I didn't have to but knowing I'm working towards something, making an actual impact and that I get to do something I'm interested in? That makes it a lot more bearable and I really do think you'll regret it at some point if you don't.
There's jobs that you might find more compelling and worthwhile though. There's also some things you can't realistically do without it being a job.yes, i love knowing that i live in a world where you HAVE to indenture yourself to some slave labor in order to be considered "productive," and it's absolutely not okay to be unproductive—it's absolutely not okay for you to just do whatever the fuck you want to do with your own lifei don't even want to enjoy a job, as that would qualify as a sign of early onset dementiaI dont get this weird thing you have against jobs
It's probably for the best in the end.Good to hear that man. I'm having a falling out with my mother so kind of the opposite here, but I'm glad for you.That sucks
« on: March 11, 2018, 12:38:49 PM »
You should add Quake Champions to the list. You know it well enough at this point.
you going to play the beta for the hot new streamer bait sea of thieves?Can't say I'm that interested. Banjo's been trying to get me to play it as well but I don't know much about it.
I already do much of that and still find time to stream.Ideally? Having a PhD, becoming one of the leading scholars in my field, doing consultancy / legal counsel, having moved to a different house, gotten married with the GF. Oh and be a Twitch partner making $$$ playing video games.
Ideally? Having a PhD, becoming one of the leading scholars in my field, doing consultancy / legal counsel, having moved to a different house, gotten married with the GF. Oh and be a Twitch partner making $$$ playing video games.
So if its only Verbatim, why don't others partake in discussions of mods or have threads of there own?There's a difference between being "anti-modding" and just not really caring much. I don't have anything against modding at all and did some of it myself way back in the day, but I don't think anyone here is really interested. Unless there's some really major mod being released, I don't think you'll find many people who will care about RGH consoles and such. Maybe an Xbox One, but not a console as old as the 360.
Wow.Nice free advertising for Dat360NoScope on YouTube.uh that's trumps channel
I don't think this community is very anti-modding. The only person who really is that way is Verb and that's because he has a very narrow view of playing a game and enjoying an artistic medium only as it was intended by the creator. Other than that I can't really think of anyone else who is opposed to it.
Oh and there actually are legal limits to some kind mods aside from those that damage services.