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Gaming is part of who I am, I can promise you that.

Thus, when I see an article titled “Gamers are dead,” referring to the death of the popular trope of a pasty young man in a dimly lit room, it fills me with joy, because it means WE FUCKING WON. So many people are playing games now that they are popular culture. They are not going away. All sorts of cool things, that I like, are now things that a whole bunch of other people like! There’s enough space now for people to make games that are strange and disturbing and maybe highlight a different perspective of the world, because gaming is no longer a niche activity, it’s something that everybody does. There is room for art in video games. That’s awesome!

You slopebrowed weaseldicks with zero reading comprehension and even less critical thinking skills who think an article claiming “Gamers are dead” is something bad? Fuck me sideways with a sandblaster.

It’s like all you can do is look at this collection of words, scratch yourself uneasily, and then run off to look for grubs. Your reaction (and I am not making this up, because it’s been widely documented literally everywhere) to various articles proclaiming the death of the basement-dwelling, cheetos-huffing, poopsock-sniffing douchepistol, because games are so good now that they are common entertainment and thus everyone plays them, was to COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT by either:

a) Making misogynistic threats against a wide variety of female game developers and critics because somehow they’re going to keep games you enjoy from ever being made again

or

b) Being stupid enough to get sucked in by people busy making misogynistic threats against a wide variety of female game developers and critics, and supporting their idiotic crusade for the dumbing down of everyone everywhere ever.

https://medium.com/the-cauldron/why-gamergaters-piss-me-the-f-off-a7e4c7f6d8a6

 :lulz:

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Check your messages, trix.

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Or Kill Me / Re: 10-17-14
« on: October 19, 2014, 12:42:00 pm »
I like this a lot.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Her Ladyship
« on: October 19, 2014, 12:41:34 pm »
Good stuff. Very enjoy.

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Hi notloki. You seem all right.

I get your concern with anonymity and whatnot, but I prefer to hide in plain sight.

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I wish work would make up their fucking minds.  They either want me pulling insanely long shifts (6am to 4pm yesterday) or none at all (ie; all of this week).

Is it too much to ask for reasonable workloads, every day?  I'd much prefer working 5 hours a day, every day of the week, than pulling three huge shifts which then require at least a day just to recover from.

Well, I suppose this is why I'm applying to go back to work in education.  Not Houseparenting...but still.  Teenagers.  Urgh.  On the other hand, stable working hours are pretty desirable right now...

That's shitty. I hope the pay rate makes it somewhat worth it.

My new corporate employers have been fairly reasonable if you don't factor in paying minimum wage. Looks like there may be a path to a well-paying position involving working with the interwebs backbone, so I'm going to suck it up for now.

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It's just a toy you can buy in a hobby shop. Goggles and everything. And there is a guy who flies his in the park half a block away from my house because he's a filthy rich American capitalist pig who can afford to drop $1200 on an RC toy with VR goggles. He probably works for Intel or FEI or one of the god knows how many other tech companies that have campuses here.

I'm getting one of those little Mobius cameras that are mounted on them. They rival GoPros in video quality but are surprisingly affordable ($80) and have some wicked cool software/firmware support. But I'm mounting mine on my helmet so I have some legal recourse if someone pulls some shit in traffic. Had some close calls recently.

In tangentially related news, British cyclist altercations are hilarious:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V83XKkVYZ-I

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Passwords are annoying.

Very true, until you get a password manager.

1Password was the best $35 I spent all year.

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I'll go with Vista Ultimate and regular-ass Ubuntu.

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Also, in the interest of giving me something interesting to do, do you mind if I custom-theme either (or both) operating system(s)?

Like, nifty Eris-themed startup images, auto-ddate, etc?  You would of course be able to change or undo anything you don't like, it's your computer, I just hate working on a computer with default themes =P. 

Also I want to waste a bunch of time making a custom cursor "busy" animation, from the regular hourglass to a spinning golden apple or something.  I've never made a cursor before and I kind of want to.  I wont remove the regular non-busy arrow though because cursors that are not an arrow annoy the crap out of me.

PS: Sorry for all the text.  Boring weekend.

I'd enjoy that! Also, COD works for me as I don't have any Bitcoin or a BC wallet.

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Awesome!

I'd take Vista and Ubuntu. I know that doesn't leave a lot of space for stuff, but I have some external hard drives.

I'll look into shipping for the monitor/keyboard/manuals/etc, as I'm pretty sure it will fit into another one of those boxes I linked to. I can also help cover the cost of the shipping boxes.

I'll have to pay you in two installments over two weeks though, because I'm broke and stuff. Message me about payment details and we can get the ball rolling on that.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
« on: October 12, 2014, 03:20:30 am »
However, I would STILL rather read this than anything on TDS.

:lol:

Absolutely. I left TDS after the I'll rape your kids "joke". Such a waste of time.

Which has surprising relevance to Tom Robbins' book that is basically about whether Switters is just a latent pedo or an active pedo. Either way, the characters weren't sympathetic and the writing was trying too hard with every line. I've heard Tom Robbins wrote some good books, but after sitting through Fierce Invalids I haven't bothered.

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Maybe I'm overly tired too and just not getting a clear picture here. Could you restate the dimensions and weight in the format listed below so I can get an accurate estimate of shipping costs?

Tower
Length:
Height:
Width:
Weight:

Monitor
Length:
Height:
Width:
Weight:

Keyboard
Length:

There is no way to accurately calculate the shipping costs or order the right size shipping boxes without this information. Also, do you have shock absorbing materials or a way of packing the tower and monitor without damaging them? Or would buying packing foam, bubble wrap, and inflatable packing bags be part of the shipping costs?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Weev now full blown white supremacist.
« on: October 11, 2014, 08:01:11 am »
I found this article, which at points seemed to be talking directly to me, to be quite good though a bit generalization-heavy:

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The irony, of course, is that these same Kool-Aid vigilantes are usually great supporters of the hacker Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer – the world’s most famous internet troll, the man who originally drove Sierra off the internet with threats to her real-world safety. Sierra, in explaining why she has suddenly reappeared online, insists that if Weev wants to punish women for speaking out, then people who endorse him – however tacitly – are condoning the punishment of women.

And in the last few weeks, as Weev himself has reemerged following his hacking trial, he has made it impossible to ignore his anti-Semitic and racist tendencies. The man has a giant swastika tattoo on his chest, and he willingly had a photo of it published as the main image atop the screed he published last week on a white supremacist website.

And yet many of Auernheimer’s friends and advocates have not deserted him. By all accounts, Weev has charisma – it even affected Sierra, she admits – and some of the things he stands for have objective value. His championing of the right to online freedom and privacy has won him a lot of support from the Aaron Swartz crowd. But he has been sneaking poison into the cups he handed out. And the tech world has been drinking them.

There is a Poison Kool-Aid Point, but it’s not where Sierra’s harassers and other trolls think it is. They see it at the point where other people start listening, or start caring, or start valuing the opinion of someone who they feel speaks for them. But it’s not there. It’s at the point where that person starts feeding followers poison, and they take it. It’s the point where people look at the hand that’s holding the cup, not at its contents. That hand too often belongs to a male demagogue, and it is never bitten.

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