ailurus 4 points ago +4 / -0

Says the guy who has 11 separate comments in this thread. You've invested more time and mental energy in this thread than anyone else here, so obviously you care about some aspect of it.

ailurus 1 point ago +2 / -1

Don't make me break out t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m!!!!!!!!'s copypasta!

ailurus 8 points ago +8 / -0

Dude, this is a very bad take even from you. Go to news.google.com and enter the search term kabosu when:1d (or perform an equivalent search on any news aggregator)

There's close to a hundred articles that turn up about her dying published within less than 24 hours.

No one cares

No. YOU don't care. Multiple orders of magnitude more people care about Kabosu's death than your ramblings (or anything any of us post here, or anywhere). Doge was one of the most well known memes in the world - basically, a celebrity died. Only this celebrity solely made people happy, had no political hot takes, didn't have any sordid events in her past, and was just a cute dog. So, in every conceivable way, better than an actual celebrity.

ailurus 22 points ago +22 / -0

If only half the stories in the linked article are true, that place is an extra-special type of mess.

This story is just so far beyond the pale of even Clownworld though. The grift is indeed real.

After a Native American applicant was rejected in 2021, for example, Lucero chewed out the committee and made members sit through a two-hour lecture on Native history delivered by her own sister, according to three people familiar with the incident. No applications were reviewed that day, an official present for the lecture said.

ailurus 5 points ago +5 / -0

It would have a negligible impact on electoral votes. It might take 1 EV away from Oregon and give it to Idaho.

The reason that congress would fight it (if they choose to) is simply to send the message saying "sit down, shut up and keep quietly getting fleeced you silly sheep". Though, doubt it will even come to that as the state legislator will be screaming that message to stop anything from happening.

ailurus 22 points ago +22 / -0

And the basic functionality of the algorithm is getting worse and worse too. Over the last couple days I've had multiple cases where the recommended next video on youtube is the video I am currently watching. How bad do you have to be to not have a check for that?

ailurus 9 points ago +9 / -0

Inb4 trans robot who loves Revan.

Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope... Love is knowing your target, putting them in your targeting reticule, and together, achieving a singular purpose against statistically long odds.

ailurus 9 points ago +9 / -0

Pretty sure I mentioned this on here before, but for me the biggest incident was the Sandmann incident. A guy I know was talking about how terrible those kids were, I told him that Phillips started the whole thing, and the guy accused me of lying saying the media said Sandmann and his friends were responsible. I then linked him the video of the incident, showing Phillips instigated it and his response was "I don't have time to watch that"

It really is willful ignorance among many of these people.

ailurus 20 points ago +20 / -0

And why did he have to take his clothes off for that technique? Very strange.

ailurus 5 points ago +5 / -0

Hey, Nuland - if you're so interested in helping Ukraine start by figuring out where all the money that was supposed to go to ammo and defenses went. Or, better yet, tell Zelensky we're not going to give him anything at all until his administration engages in peace talks in earnest.

ailurus 4 points ago +4 / -0

And Freelancer (though that one is MS holding on to it)

ailurus 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm not such a cynical fuck that I don't think the story mode will come out fairly clean in spite of everything or at the very least it will satisfy normies

I'm not sure on that one. Given how the Saints Row remake/reboot/whatever game was a disaster even for normies, there's at least a chance Rockstar will do the same thing.

ailurus 5 points ago +8 / -3

and then they would be executed in shame.

In a civilized society, they'd go and practice soduko (intentionally misspelled) to restore their family names.

ailurus 34 points ago +34 / -0

Yeah, that's about the only reasonable reaction. This falls squarely in "you think you hate journalists enough, but you don't" for me. Between the "look at me, I'm a nerd too!" begging, the narcissism oozing from every word, the fact that there's a number of super suspicious things (did you really have a dial-up connection to Dartmouth in 1978? Did you really think "Oh, I'm lost so I'll quote Tolkien to my son"? and so on), and basically ignoring the wishes of her kids, this woman is quite the piece of work.

They both say that they never signed a waiver to let their likenesses be used for my promotional purposes.

And they didn't. So stop posting photos of them online! Or, even better, just listen to them when they tell you things, rather than calling their opinions a "dangerous insurgency"

And bragging about forcing your kids to wear Google Glass....

You need help, lady. A LOT of help. Starting about 15 years ago.

ailurus 5 points ago +5 / -0

Honestly, it should be standard practice to assume liability any time that happens..

Police body camera mysteriously fails during a chase/arrest? The officers involved and supplier of the cameras are automatically held criminally liable for anything done during the arrest and any "evidence" acquired is not admissible in court.

Cameras mysteriously fail in a jail? Guards and prison staff automatically held guilty of anything that goes wrong until they are restored.

Cameras fail during vote counting? All poll workers there fired, all votes discarded, entire district needs to revote.

And so on. Backup systems are a thing you should have anytime anything important is going on, and if you don't do anything wrong during the time of the failure then there's nothing to fear.

ailurus 17 points ago +17 / -0

On top of what has been already said, making things illegal retroactively is just awful. "What you did wasn't a problem at the time, but Current Year(tm) says it is naughty so we're punishing you anyway"

ailurus 13 points ago +13 / -0

...... what? Seriously, what? Co-op is not a genre. It's never been a genre, and never will be a genre. Or are we saying that Left 4 Dead, 7 Days to Die and Project Zomboid are all basically the same game since they all are co-op and all have zombies in them?

And, no, I'm not being pedantic here - you have a fundamental misunderstanding of what co-op is. Co-op is not a type of game. Co-op is an implementation. Helldivers 2, Palword, Baldur's Gate 3, Diablo 4 are all co-op games released in the past year and they are all vastly different games. Co-op games can be easy. Co-op games can be difficult. The co-op could be necessary, or optional. You even have weird pseudo-co-op stuff like the pawn system in the Dragon's Dogma games.

If you want to complain about cash-grabbing devs and MTX, feel free. But co-op has nothing to do with that. Blizzard spammed D4 with a huge number of MTX, both cosmetic and gameplay. Fatshark stuck a ton of MTX in Vermintide and Darktide, but those are mostly cosmetic and have no impact at all on the difficulty. Larian and PocketPair didn't put any MTX in BG3 or Palword. And you'll find a similar spread in any video game, single or multiplayer.

And saying having co-op means a game is inherently not challenging is just ignorant.

ailurus 24 points ago +24 / -0

About 5 years ago when the Halo Master Chief Collection came out on Steam, I was in a very similar situation. MCC requires an XBOX Live account, even if you were only going to be playing single-player. while I was kinda interested in picking it up to have all the campaigns on PC (especially ODST) there was no way I was making and linking an unnecessary XBOX account. (Similarly, that's why I only use local accounts on Windows, I never link them to a Microsoft account.)

Now Helldivers does the same thing just with Sony instead of Microsoft? Screw. You. You obviously do not need it for technical reasons.

by enabling the banning of players

Steam players can get banned if they do something egregious.

It also allows those players that have been banned the right to appeal

Pretty sure you can appeal Steam bans.

So what is this? Is Sony giving you a pile of money for this, or do you want to enforce a much stricter code of conduct on people? Or both?

At least the Twitter and Steam comments are mostly roasting you. Hopefully the Steam players follow through though and we see the numbers tank dramatically (though, they are already down by 2/3 from the peak as-is)

ailurus 12 points ago +12 / -0


LOL. Sure. Because things like half the population of China and 3/4 of the population of Iran/Persia just happening to vanish in the 1200s was just a coincidence and not at all comparable.

ailurus 4 points ago +4 / -0

On that note, if you haven't take a look at the mess the Escape from Tarkov devs got themselves into over the last couple days. They're either stupid or broke or (likely) both.

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