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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

CronoCloud Re: Media blackout (533 comments)

Obviously he gave some shit, or he wouldn't have responded. Obviously he gave some shit or he wouldn't have even came close with "Sarkesian".

And I'll add dumbshit sockpuppet to your title too because it fits.

Of whom?

7 hours ago
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Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

CronoCloud Re:correct if wrong (153 comments)

Oh really? RHEL? They've favored RH based distros in the past.

7 hours ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

CronoCloud Re:Excellent! (533 comments)

Their goal is to turn all gamers into feminists, and impede any gaming that isn't conforming to the dogma By force, if necessary.

Whose goal? And where did you get such an idea? No one is saying that they should stop making CoD or LoL or whatever it is you play.

yesterday
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

CronoCloud Re:Excellent! (533 comments)

No ones stopping you from enjoying your games. Why do you think you are being stopped?

yesterday
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

CronoCloud Re:Excellent! (533 comments)

we live in a society with "rules and social niceties".

Some people might be aspiea or sociopaths or psychopaths or just be self-absorbed selfish jerks. They might feel those rules are wrong or don't apply to them

But they still do, and people will expect them to follow them.

You can make jokes.... but that doesn't mean there won't be social consequences. You tell racist jokes, you might find people not wanting to hang around with you. You tell a rape joke and people who have been raped or who know those who have. (I know people who have been raped)....will show their displeasure.

Simply put, control your jerkass behavior.

yesterday
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

CronoCloud Re:Ethics? (533 comments)

However, if one day I fire up Civilization or Diablo and find that I'm required to attend some form of "sexual harassment" training before I'm allowed to play a round or two, and IF (big if) I learn that it's only because of my assigned gender at birth and those who have the legal status of female aren't required to take sexual harassment training,

Come on, you know that's not going to happen.

Another trigger would be if I log on to Star Citizen (assuming they ever release the female avatar they promised) and I find that I am unable to select a female avatar and I am forced to use a male avatar because of my assigned gender at birth.

That's not going to happen either.

But who cares... look at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, the attacks on TFYC, the continued transphobia of feminism.

The 70's rad/separatist feminists, are not all feminists. There's plenty of trans friendly feminists, I know, I'm transgendered myself.

yesterday
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

CronoCloud Re:Ethics? (533 comments)

And yes, I'm one of those people who, when they say "Leave me the fuck alone or I'll blow your head off." MEANS "Leave me the fuck alone or I'll blow your head off."

And when you blow someones head off for "not leaving you alone", you get sent to prison for 1st degree murder. Because shooting someone you disagree with who is not physically threating you with bodily harm is a crime.

yesterday
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

CronoCloud Re:Ethics? (533 comments)

THIRTEEN gaming sites issued THE EXACT SAME STORY about how they didn't need gamers and that gamers were "dead".

Define "gamers".

I read some of those articles (which weren't exactly the same) and some of what they were basically saying was:

Those young male gamers that think of themselves as the "real gamers", are actually only a small part of gaming as a whole. They think they own the term, but they're wrong.

That's what they were saying.

yesterday
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

CronoCloud Re:Ethics? (533 comments)

Aside: what the hell is up with that?

There's this subcommunity of " 15 - 25 year old male gamers" that gets their game info from youtubers. Gamergate "personalities" tend to be the sort of guys who do those let's plays and youtube game reviews who go by "nicks" not their real names. So it's "totalbiscuit" says this, or "poopoodie" says that.

yesterday
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

CronoCloud Re:Most Unbiased Slashdot Gamergate Article (533 comments)

I believe this based on precedence in other similar industries, like graphic novel industry.

What the hell are you talking about?

yesterday
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

CronoCloud Re:Media blackout (533 comments)

The issue I had if you must know is that 95% of the criticism leveled at Sarkesian-- such as her generally unprofessional (ie intimate) relationships with reviewers of her games, her apparent pathological lying, and the fact that she makes unremarkable games

People like you complaining about "political correctness" and "feminists playing the victims" are idiots, you know why? They get their women confused and can't even spell their names correctly:

It's "Anita Sarkeesian", she doesn't make games. She does videos about tropes in gaming.

The person gamergaters complain about that did make a game was: Zoe Quinn.

Their names are nothing alike.

yesterday
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

CronoCloud Re:503 (391 comments)

Same for me, said the cert was for Cloudfront.

2 days ago
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Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work?

CronoCloud Re: The real answer (190 comments)

give Sharyn McCrumb's Bimbos of the Death Sun a read.

Didn't it win an Edgar? Yep, Best Paperback Original. Original edition published by TSR...when there still was a TSR.

5 days ago
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Study of Massive Preprint Archive Hints At the Geography of Plagiarism

CronoCloud Re:Correlations anyone? (53 comments)

Looks similar to the Media/Game piracy maps I've seen too.

Anglophones plagiarize/pirate the least, followed by western Europe and Japan, Middle east/Eastern Europe/Third world plagiarizes/pirates the most.

Considering that we've read that in some countries they have seminars/meetings to tell their business people who come to America to NOT try to use the bribery/graft thing that's usual in their countries, especially not with law enforcement..it probably is cultural.

I'm not saying that there isn't bribery in America, but that it's not as much a cultural thing. We put people in PMITA federal prison for what would be considered penny-ante expected stuff in most countries.

about two weeks ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

CronoCloud Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

I don't see any camera controls there

The hat switch? The right joystick? I don't see any camera controls on the N64 pad either, just some tiny little "C-buttons" which never worked well.

It's also worth pointing out that even if it did work that way, it didn't usher in an 'era'.

considering how crappy the N64 controller is, the dual-analog/dual-shock did usher in an era. Hell, Nintendo's own "Classic Controller Pro" has a Dual Shock style layout.

Nintendo was the one that drove that, hence the mad scramble for Sony and Sega to copycat the controller

I don't think there was a mad scramble to copycat, the Dual Shock is a better controller than the N64 controller.. Nintendo should have never let Shiggy near the controller design people.

and integrate it into their next round of hardware.

Next round? You mean "same round", the Dual Shock became the default PSone controller soon after it's introduction.

about two weeks ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

CronoCloud Re:Make it convenient for me and I will pay (251 comments)

Why? The piracy rate in Hungary is twice that of the US.

I once communicated with a Hungarian online. We talked a bit about gaming. He was a fervent PC Master race sort of guy. He said consoles were for rich kids and said the games cost too much and couldn't understand how American PC Master Race gamers sometimes call console gamers "welfare gamers" and that games cost the same price on various platforms. He said the PC was better because piracy was easier and that he pirated games mostly, because he had no money. And then this fellow told me wanted to be a game developer, but complained that pretty much required a move to the UK or the States, because that was where the money is. To me, that made him a hypocrite. I was thinking "Of course it is, because Anglophones actually pay for games."

about two weeks ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

CronoCloud Re:Make it convenient for me and I will pay (251 comments)

And there is no functional difference between someone who pirates and someone who would never buy the product in the first place.

Well, if one would never buy it, why pirate it in the first place? It's obviously not a "need"

Here's an example. Suppose I ran Windows and wanted to "DJ" in Second Life. On Windows, Sam Broadcaster is considered the best for that purpose.. It costs $300. Now if I only DJ'd a few parties and friends events, that's a big money sink for software I wouldn't use much. But if I don't want to pay that much for it, and would never buy it, that is not an excuse to pirate the thing.

Apologists like you claim that there are "many people who would never buy it", but if they would never buy it, they shouldn't pirate it, because pirating proves it has value to them....but they just don't want to pay for it.

about two weeks ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

CronoCloud Re:Any one know? (222 comments)

While that's chronologically correct

Actually, it's not. the oldest arcade game he used was was from 1979, the newest arcade game from 1983. The 2600 was released in 1977. So that would be like starting out with PS2 games and then moving to PS1 games.

about two weeks ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

CronoCloud Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

The Dual-Analog that became the Dual-shock, yes. but not the Analog joystick:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

So technically the PSone had an analog controller before the N64, though it wasn't a Dual-shock.

I don't count the neGcon because it only had one analog axis and a few analog buttons.

about two weeks ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

CronoCloud Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

I argue by saying yes, yes it was. Mario64 was the first fully fleshed-out 3d world ever in a video game that didn't have you running around on a set path. You could go up, down, left, right, forward and backward as you pleased

Jumping Flash! on the PSone predates Mario64. Hell, even SNES Wolfenstein and DOOM and Zero Tolerance on the Genesis predate Mario64.

So yes, yes it was the beginning of the 3d era on consoles.

no, it wasn't.

about two weeks ago

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