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  2. Splay

    Google is in fact... EVIL!

    One of the things that pump up the excitement of today's people is the instant notice of events. 40 years ago this wouldn't have been even a footnote on the back paper of any major news publication. 100 years ago no one would have ever known at all. So is it the fact that people don't have the ability to censor what they are exposed to today that causes them to act and react? I guess what I am saying is, it seems today people feel the need to know every thing all the time even if its just sludge flowing along into the sewer. To me most of the issues people get all worked up over are just background noise. Think about this for a moment. People play a MMO, while watching net flix or news, at the same time have their smart phone in arms reach waiting for a call or text. Essentially they place themselves in their own echo chamber feeding and festering on all the incoming sensory input they enabled themselves. Over time the person becomes used to the level of self created stress and when they are without they feel restless. Feeling they are missing out on something. Social media knows this all too well and they pump out trash, moment after moment trying to figure out a way to increasingly create shock, allowing the stress threshold to continue to increase. Here is a thought. There is no reason to repeat a lie if no one listens to it. I've long relieved myself of these burdens. These stresses other's fester and swirl around have no sway upon me. Care factor means a lot.
  3. Splay

    Google is in fact... EVIL!

    I haven't figured out how to break up a quoted post as you have. Maybe, I'll work it out in future posting. If a person think its their "Duty" to engage, interact, or exert their subjective view to prevail, some would say there is already a process but lol. Hows that working out? Playing wackamole for whatever dregs are found at the bottom of the barrel that somehow managed to float to the surface is a never ending endeavor. Calling "Duty" to the forefront? Place it where it matters. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporate_personhood Bring this to the forefront and be prepared to take a dirtnap. Nonetheless it is the heart, motivation and utility relied upon for the powers that be and they'll be damned if they let anyone reverse the rulings. No elected level of government official is without a back room bargaining table, where everything is on the chopping block, to preserve any motion and often to the point of nearly having no substance by the time any proposal hits the floor for a vote or a ballot. Term limits have almost no bearing on this fact. Big business is willing to deal with anyone who will further their goals no matter how many years they remain in office. I had expected that Trump would have been assassinated in his first 90 days because he is just too fucked up in the head to reasonably lead a nation. I don't mean his political view. I mean he is damaged goods and doesn't represent my America with tact and intellect. There is no exception to the rule as far as Presidents go. They do what they are told or they end up dead or mentally incapacitated. Think about this and you'll realize what I say is true. The moment Bill Gates went in front of congress to defend his source code, Microsoft became a government entity. So yes, once MS was built with honest integrity by its founders hoping to strike it rich and possibly make a positive difference in this world. This is no longer the case and many companies including Apple and 100s of others can also be included pushing the same wheel barrow carrying loads of cash to their investors at the cost paid by the citizens of their respective nations. Without turning this into a sexist platform for later rebuke. It suffices to say, any dumbass who goes into an agreed interview in a public place, without doing some pre-investigation of who the interviewers are, deserves to get eaten by sharks. Its easy to see she has had a few drinks. Its easy to see she wants attention to some degree in some fashion. Poor choices were made all around. Speaking about non-public intended issues to virtually the public is just plain stupid. It brings meaning to the saying. "Dance like as if no one is watching." Google has been exposed? Ha Ha Ha! Does that mean every other company manipulating the the worlds people get a reprieve? Nah! They all need to go down and the place to start isn't with some dumb cunt who got tricked. If you want to change the present day and the near future you need to place the priority and focus where it matters. Anything else is just complaining. As an aside. I doubt our nation or our world would have been greatly changed for the positive no matter who would have won the last election, and for the matter, the next election too. The whole scheme is just too polluted and its only function is self preservation regardless which part of the spectrum reside on the throne.
  4. Almagnus1

    Google is in fact... EVIL!

    And today from Congress.. Methinks it's time for the Senate to start fining Google for contempt of Congress.
  5. Doro

    Google is in fact... EVIL!

    Considering they control most media and social media, and clearly have an agenda they're willing to push, it matters quite a bit. All this outrage people have here in the UK about how the unwashed masses were duped into voting for Brexit, and yet we've got US companies doing much more to control the narrative for their desired outcome. It's the old saying made manifest: "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it."
  6. Almagnus1

    Google is in fact... EVIL!

    And it's our duty to stop the corporations that are trying to exert unwarranted influence across the US. I can only hope that the US Congress can move fast enough to shut down Google before they prove they can shunt an election to the Democrats, because once that happens, the US is screwed, and it's up to the US citizens to make noise to ensure that happens. I mean, AT&T was broken up when they were at the peak of their power, and it's time the same happened to Google as Google is abusing their technology to warp society and that needs to stop ASAP. That's not always true, and that's also why term limits are necessary for congress, as that's the only way to destroy this faux-aristocracy that has arisen in the US. We don't have blue-bloods for a damned good reason, as the only way to achieve anything remotely like that is to become successful in business, and then teach that to your children. There's just as many success and failures at this, that the market is really good at taking care of the business dynasties. Except Microsoft all Microsoft ever did was chase profits, and not try to warp society. Perhaps Gates tried to make the world a better place, but if you're really going after Microsoft for trying to build a walled garden, you should be going after Apple too. Google, on the other hand, decided that it should use 1984 as a design philosophy, then executed upon that. She's trying to deflect because she knows she screwed up, and Google has been exposed - but the Project Veritas video is huge because (assuming any of the Republicans in Congress are awake), it should be enough proof to show even the most technologically incompetent of them what's truly going on.
  7. Splay

    Google is in fact... EVIL!

    Here is her response rebuttal. https://medium.com/@gennai.jen/this-is-not-how-i-expected-monday-to-go-e92771c7aa82 I can't see how this is news or even worthy of conversation. Anyone with some commonsense is well aware that everywhere we go, everything we do is constantly being manipulated to serve some purpose or goal. It doesn't matter who wins any election these days, nor has it for well over 100 years. They all serve the same masters who have the same goals. Which are, to remain at the top of the food chain at all cost. Everyone and everything is expendable to this will. Those who CAN enforce their will GET what they want. Divide and conquer is still the best and most efficient way to maintain power over the masses. Google is not the exception in the world of manipulation. Hardly at all. I'd place Microsoft at a higher station for being a facilitator of manipulation. The woman claimed she was duped. Perhaps, but more by her big mouth than the deceptive intents of those who produced the interview. So, I see this non issue as a matter of deception to deceive people to say things admitting they take part in deceptions thrown at the masses. I can just hear Plato saying. "How does this matter?" Of slightly related interest is this. A subjective publication on the human condition. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_Deus:_A_Brief_History_of_Tomorrow Free audio version. https://www.audiobookx.com/video/821
  8. Almagnus1

    Google is in fact... EVIL!

    It's one of the reasons why I wish the US government would take strong action against Google. Hopefully there's enough smart Republicans that can see this as an existential threat, and enough of them that are persuasive enough to convince the Democrats that it's only a matter of time before Google decides you're intrinsically unfair. The great irony of this is that the people in question are clearly NOT native-born Americans... she sounds like she's from the UK - and you really need to keep this stupidity over there please >=(
  9. Doro

    Google is in fact... EVIL!

    This is why I use the term leftist. It's this sort of shit. There are genuinely people in positions of power in large companies and media outlets that subscribe to this extreme left-wing, fascist mind-set of "everyone has to believe what I believe or else". Anything they don't like is hate speech and should be banned, with the people who say it being ostracised and having their lives ruined, but anything they do agree with is free speech and should never be challenged. The hypocrisy of it is insane. Their issue with "fairness" is a perfect example of their need to try to shape reality to their agenda. They want to make sure everything is artificially tweaked so that outcomes are more in favour of their views, be it forced diversity, controlled information, or manufactured controversies. If it doesn't benefit their agenda, it needs to be smothered, and they'll feed biased data into their algorithms to do so. This is something happen across the board and in multiple forms, not just at Google with algorithms.
  10. LasraelLarson

    Google is in fact... EVIL!

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/re9Xp6cdkro/ unfortunately, i do not know a way to get bitchute to play or load the vlog directly into the post... but this is definitely worth a watch! Google has skirted its actual obligations globally by avoiding taxes in many countries all the while continuing to extend its strangle hold. it is time to pull Googles plug. EDIT: i wonder if vimoo will work? aha victory!
  11. I mean, it's like EA decided to take the transcript of the Monty Python Spam sketch, replace the word spam with Lootbox, and then use that as a game design document.
  12. Last week
  13. Rockstar: "We pushed microtransaction's to a whole new level" E.A.: "Hold my lootbox"
  14. Yet you know the reality is that it will only be the Return of the Lootbox.
  15. I prefer Attack of the Lootboxes I think we could all agree we would love to see The Last Lootbox
  16. Sure it's not "The Lootbox Strikes Back"?
  17. Agra

    Serverpopulation

    Zeitraum: 17.06. - 23.06.2019 23:59 EU-Logins vergangener Woche (Datenwoche 472): Logins EU-LOTRO US-Logins vergangener Woche (Datenwoche 469): Logins US-LOTRO
  18. he is trying to soften the blow for the new star wars game coming which should be called Revenge of the Loot Box
  19. With a Kinder Egg, you're at least getting chocolate, and the surprise toy is an added bonus. With lootboxes, you get some random piece of shit with no guaranteed item included. What frustrates me is that they get questioned by MPs, who are infamously absolute fucking morons with no clue on what they're even questioning to begin with. It's just a charade.
  20. If they are like kinder eggs and kinder eggs are illegal...his arguement is invalid 🤣
  21. Because the FDA thinks we're all idiots!
  22. Yes. Because the toy may get swallowed.
  23. Macdui101

    Be Virtuous!

    Appreciate the staffing history. The timing had the whiff of a bad rep name change ala Devilled_Egg. I had thought he was just avoiding live streams, may have been more serious. VXP: We have 3 five day wrappers, first awards 1000 VXP, can only speculate the reward from the next two. The festival long wrapper doesn't award VXP. We also have these two 50 VXP dailies that can be done every day, festival and encore. An encore will likely have room to fit one 5 day. Either way it's a drop in the ocean for a new player who wants what the older characters have gotten in the transfer bribe. Just with these figures we can figure on a year around festival not even making a dent. Ball park 190 weeks if the 580,000 hole is to be recouped.
  24. Almagnus1

    WoW 8.2 is releasing against FFXIV Shadowbringers

    That's why I consider a 3-4 hour game session a "good" one these days, but what's interesting is that due to FFXIVs tomestone grind will cap out for the week if you run like 2-3 instance roulettes 3-4 times a week, so it's possible to sink time into the Ex's and Savages without needing to no-life it. I'm not sure if that's true of WoW.
  25. LasraelLarson

    WoW 8.2 is releasing against FFXIV Shadowbringers

    World of Warcraft was the first industry Behemoth that managed at its peak 14 million if i recall & got the MMO market a buzz. then League of Legends shifted the market focus to MOBA's in 2012 with the 32 million number. the latest claim for 2019 is 80 million, but it is largely hot air. in 2014 the game plateaued out at around 7.5 - 8 million concurrency. it hasn't really past that benchmark since 2014, so the 80 million number is right next door to meaningless. since 2014 LoL has managed to mostly sustain (plateau) its active player-base. then in May 2017 PUBG initially, then Fortnite stealing the thunder from... shifted the market again to BattleRoyale types. in short order Fortnite hit the 250 million mark. more importantly the concurrency numbers pass 8 million with the peak at 10.7 million during... the fucking marshemello event ... don't spend too much time looking that up, you can thank me for advising the dodge. so each market shift is because of the orders of magnitude larger the eyes drawn to these games. at least from an investor perspective anyway. which drives development. doesn't help that industry shifted from running a 3 hour instance based 10% on gear and 90% on mechanical knowledge in play... too... 3 hours of grinding for one stat piece to pass a gear check gated mechanism, to acquire a second piece that allows to run content allowing you to acquire the 3rd stat piece, that will allow you to run that final raid that requires 90% stats to pass the gate of combat that is essentially the exact same thing, for decades now. >.> the shear volume of added treadmills has worn the patience thin of many. that said, it is true the responsibilities of adulthood make 8 - 12 hour daily gaming sessions unrealistic. so many factors. but games that you can jump right into and practice mechanics up front are going to easily steal the thunder. the upgrades tend to happen after you have jumped on board and DURING the actual play session. you find weapon in the actual instance to use on Boss. other players, etc. some games even make you pay for it in loot-crate drops. sketchy as fuck, but there is that too.
  26. LasraelLarson

    Be Virtuous!

    haven't seen the festival stuff yet. so is 100 VXP the standard for festival quests? do the wrappers have more? festival instances? regardless, if it is repeatable fest after fest, over a long time, that could make up the difference, though every cap raise will push that timeline further down the track. Jacob "QuarterMasterU" Lee started at Turbine on DDO in October 2011, added Lotro in May 2014, transitioned too SSG and left the latter company in October 2017. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobdlee/ Johnny "SSG RedPanda" Liu started at Turbine as a QA in July 2014 and left in May 2017. SSG rehired him in May 2018. https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnny-liu/ the "Hats" aka "Titles" they wore may have different names, functionally, they were both "marketing."
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