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Everything Else / Re: 2016 Elections
« on: February 29, 2016, 02:40:49 pm »
How is $17.50 per hat being sold at cost, pre-shipping? That's ridiculous.

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Elections
« on: February 21, 2016, 04:23:01 am »
I never said 'free speech'.  If Twitter is enforcing editorial control over its content, then they become responsible for any defamation and other civilly actionable content on their site.  Twitter cannot both claim no legal responsibility for the content and claim editorial control.  They can't have their cake and eat it too.

Not remembering that word is really annoying me.  What is that term for hosting companies and services not being directly liable for the legal transgressions related to the data of their users?

I think the term you're looking for is an accountability clause (the company has none), though it's not specific to a ToS.

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Elections
« on: February 18, 2016, 09:00:12 pm »
That last tweet about Trump calling himself humble I can only assume is sarcasm. Does he refer to himself as humble regularly? If so, that would be a new one for me. He usually says the exact opposite in my experience. It reads to me like he never actually liked the current pope.

PC Games / Re: Street Fighter V
« on: February 18, 2016, 11:14:34 am »
Honestly I wish I could play more Tekken, but there's never been a modern pc release and there's no fight request on the 3DS version.

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Elections
« on: February 17, 2016, 04:24:49 am »
so fun fact:

Guess who didn't keep up with their domain hosting payments.

PC Games / Re: Street Fighter V
« on: February 16, 2016, 04:18:10 pm »
Well Street Fighter traditionally is an arcade cabinet thing, from the days long before patching (and updating cabinets is a very recent development). The reason why Street Fighter games have all these new editions for 'Alpha' and 'Turbo' and 'Alpha Turbo Ultra Max HD Arcade Edition' slapped on the end is because they needed to differentiate one cabinet version from another when making balance tweaks and adding characters. Capcom was making patches for SFII back in the early 90's and SFIII by 2000, when the current consoles didn't have internet access patches for console games didn't exist. The only way to do it was by selling a new line of discs every time.

SFIV came out, eventually on PCs and modern hardware capable of patching, nine years after SFIII. Capcom did make minor patches, but SFIV was still primarily about the arcade cabinet brand at home in Japan. they still needed to patch consoles by releasing new hardware, so in order to maintain the brand recognition strength and protect arcade revenue, SFIV followed the same setup as the previous numbered title.

The difference is with SFV is that 1. the arcade market now has updatable cabinets, 2. home consoles are more sophisticated and releasing updates on them is far easier, and 3. the esport thing happened and Capcom wants to get in on that pie.

PC Games / Re: Street Fighter V
« on: February 16, 2016, 12:47:53 pm »
No, it doesn't just have multiplayer and the little story mode. It has survival mode, in four different degrees of difficulty per character, with a unique mechanic. There's no automatic healing per character, but after each bout, a random selection of purchasable buffs pop up, including one healing item, which you use your current score to pay for. Surviving to the end (10, 30, 50, or 100 rounds) is the ultimate goal, but even if you want to just end up with 0 score and keep your health maxed up from battle to battle, you typically earn around 9k per fight and a full hp recovery runs for 25k, so the idea is using smaller buff purchases to keep your health bar going as long as possible before needing the heal, and gambling on how much damage you'll take in the next run and whether a strong heal will be up for purchase afterward.

Also it DOES have offline multi as well, not just online 1v1, as well as lobby play and all that jazz. I agree the lack of 1p vs or a normal arcade mode seems strange, but for now, the Survival mode is fine.

The reason I decided to go into SFV is that supposedly the plan from Capcom this time around is to just do the DLC thing as opposed to past games in the franchise which force you to buy the whole game over again five or six times whenever there's a patch.

PC Games / Re: Street Fighter V
« on: February 16, 2016, 01:12:55 am »
So launch happened, their servers crashed two minutes in (as expected). Good times.

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Elections
« on: February 15, 2016, 05:13:28 pm »
Is there that much of a difference?

This post got an average grade level of 10.1. Apparently, Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer were targeting an older audience than I thought.

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Elections
« on: February 15, 2016, 08:49:21 am »
I think maybe the original guy was Dave and his replacement was Steve? I'd google it but I don't want those guys anywhere near my browser history.

Everything Else / Re: Looking for a good pair of Headphones
« on: February 15, 2016, 04:31:23 am »
If I'm not too late, I highly recommend SteelSeries as well. I had a Siberia V2 for about three years until (of all things) the connecting headpiece snapped off, so the weight of the thing makes it extremely uncomfortable (though I still have the headset, it does work). The current model, Siberia V3, had launched that very week so those are the ones I've been using ever since.

Everything Else / Re: Hentai Club
« on: February 15, 2016, 04:05:04 am »
Today I learned this forum has censorship in place to stop me from acting too British.

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Elections
« on: February 15, 2016, 12:38:12 am »
And dnd, I think you've mixed up speaking plainly in order to reach a larger audience and speaking down to people because you've figured out how to sell yourself to a particular demographic after being on reality tv for so long.

Is there that much of a difference? 'Speaking plainly' so the recipient can understand and 'dumbing down' so the recipient understands you has the same effect. The difference is based not on the speaker but the listener, who will call it 'dumbing down' if it's not necessary. The target audience for simplistic grammar would avoid calling it 'dumbing down', because that would be an insult to themselves.

Essentially, potentially demeaning language is determined by the audience, not the speaker. For example, if Dora The Explorer was marketed to people in their mid-40's instead of 40 months, that would clearly be talking down. Hell, it's talking down for most seven year old kids. But it's not talking down for the four year old, because that's the level the show needs to stoop to to ensure that the target audience fully grasps what's happening. If a 40 year old happens to watch Dora, for whatever reason, does that mean the show's writers have now been 'talking down' to their audience? If parents watch a show with their children, does that mean the show is insulting the parents if it doesn't include bits the kids have a hard time following?

If Trump needs to speak in simple terms and use strong hawker's rhetoric with punchy sentence endings in order to find and inform his audience, let him. The numbers indicate it's working in his favor, which means it's not talking down in the same way that Blue's Clues wasn't talking down when they asked toddlers where the giant paw print was on the screen and then stared into your soul for a full ten seconds before moving on as if nothing happened. IT'S ON THE F***ING CHAIR, STEVE!

Was the guy's name Steve? I feel like it was Steve.

Anyways, what matters is that there's a balance that has to be struck. The lower you go to be inclusive, the more you offend the outliers at the high end of the curve. Based on the evidence I'm seeing in those around me, where people who formerly avoided politics like a plague are following the trump trail wholeheartedly and people who would never talk politics before are now actively researching and engaging, The level Trump's picked seems to be effective.

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Elections
« on: February 14, 2016, 10:33:34 pm »
In my experience, you know, living here, people generally have zero interest in politics unless it directly affects them, i.e. costs them money. Even during Obama's elections and presidency, the only time I ever heard anyone else begin a conversation on politics has been economy-based. Nothing about war, or race, or same sex marriage, or gun control, anything of that sort. Just Obamacare and how much it costs.

This time around is different. Every so often I hear mention of Bernie, always relating to free education. The rest of the time it's all about the last (probably) regrettable soundbyte that came out of Trump's mouth. Trump is a conversation starter in a way that no other candidate's been for eight years (looking at you, Dubyah), and he does so with such consistency and lack of apology that he gets people talking about and interested in politics even if they never have before. Whether you support him or not, you can't deny his ability to sell tickets and fill seats. I strongly believe that if he wasn't so blunt and plainspoken, this election would be much the same as any other in the modern era. trump is getting the 'average American' to care in a way that most candidates never could, and I'm pretty sure the reason is not what he says, but how he says it. McCain had a lot of similar racially fueled platforms when he ran against Obama, but he couldn't fill seats like Trump could, so we know that's not what's getting people's attention.

Everything Else / Re: Hentai Club
« on: February 14, 2016, 10:15:00 pm »
What the bloody hell is Peppa Pig, you ****s?

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