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« Reply #6705 on: 13 September, 2019, 08:26:35 pm »




Not entirely.






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« Reply #6706 on: 13 September, 2019, 10:12:49 pm »
 :lol:
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« Reply #6707 on: 14 September, 2019, 12:34:52 pm »
All together now ... awwwwwww! How cute is this?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-49577140

There was me thinking it was going to be a link to the wildlife photography article.

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« Reply #6708 on: 14 September, 2019, 02:19:42 pm »
the 1977 film A New Hope

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-49577140

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« Reply #6709 on: 14 September, 2019, 04:27:08 pm »
All together now ... awwwwwww! How cute is this?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-49577140

There was me thinking it was going to be a link to the wildlife photography article.

I was even more surprised that that did actually link to a wildlife photography article!   :o

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« Reply #6710 on: 21 September, 2019, 10:24:05 am »




Don't mess too much with your hair face or by the time you're forty, it will look eighty-five*



* Interesting documentary on nineties novelty song Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen), which wasn't based on a speech given to students by Kurt Vonnegut, even though everyone is doomed to believe that forever

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« Reply #6711 on: 21 September, 2019, 02:29:42 pm »
What's going to happen to bananas post Brexit?
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« Reply #6712 on: 21 September, 2019, 02:45:20 pm »
They will be renamed bendyBorisnanas and restricted to royal consumption only. (They'll need something to replace the Epstein Diversion...)
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« Reply #6713 on: 16 October, 2019, 12:37:22 pm »
I'm shocked by how many threads I manage to kill with my inane comments.... 
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« Reply #6714 on: 17 October, 2019, 03:25:40 pm »
I'm shocked by how many threads I manage to kill with my inane comments....

Apologies for ruining the perfect capstone to this godawful thread.

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« Reply #6715 on: 17 October, 2019, 04:25:10 pm »
I see what you done there...
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« Reply #6716 on: 17 October, 2019, 06:48:20 pm »
In gaming news, Blizzard fail to recognize that they've modeled their logic on the totalitarian government of the novel 1984. The controversy (in case you missed it) is that they banned a competition player (Blitzchung) for saying a slogan about the Hong Kong situation. He said: "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time".

But Blizzard's response is some of the finest double-think you could drum up. Try to get your head around it:

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Every Voice Matters, and we strongly encourage everyone in our community to share their viewpoints in the many places available to express themselves. However, the official broadcast needs to be about the tournament and to be a place where all are welcome.

I read this as "Because every voice matters, you must not make any statements." Or "Someone somewhere may be offended, so we can ban you for saying anything and then later say you broke the rules." Or "Your voice is important, but not here."
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« Reply #6717 on: 17 October, 2019, 07:03:17 pm »
In gaming news, Blizzard fail to recognize that they've modeled their logic on the totalitarian government of the novel 1984. The controversy (in case you missed it) is that they banned a competition player (Blitzchung) for saying a slogan about the Hong Kong situation. He said: "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time".

But Blizzard's response is some of the finest double-think you could drum up. Try to get your head around it:

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Every Voice Matters, and we strongly encourage everyone in our community to share their viewpoints in the many places available to express themselves. However, the official broadcast needs to be about the tournament and to be a place where all are welcome.

I read this as "Because every voice matters, you must not make any statements." Or "Someone somewhere may be offended, so we can ban you for saying anything and then later say you broke the rules." Or "Your voice is important, but not here."

The NBA are going through the same thing. There's just too much money in China to make pissing them off viable.

It's Xi Jinping's world; we just live in it.



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« Reply #6718 on: 17 October, 2019, 07:32:18 pm »
I read this as "Because every voice matters, you must not make any statements."

Which is not unreasonable - if they allow this, they must allow pro-china comments. Then pro-Trump and anti-Trump, then pretty soon you've got warring factions of people using the platform to shout about whatever issue they want to. Then the company has to start making judgements about which comments are acceptable and which aren't, and fending off accusations of polictical bias or censorship.

Better to say "look, it's a fucking game so leave your politics out of it, whatever they are"


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« Reply #6719 on: 17 October, 2019, 10:18:58 pm »
Better to say "look, it's a fucking game so leave your politics out of it, whatever they are"

That I can agree with (to an extent: there's a side argument about what defines a political statement), but then why do they also claim their All Capped mantra of "Every Voice Matters"?  It's very much them wanting to have their cake (of presenting themselves as open to people's opinions) and eat it (by heavily censuring and censoring people's opinions).

The side argument is an interesting one. If someone says "killing all the peaceful protesters in Tienanmen Square was state-sanctioned murder", is that a political statement? Or just a statement of fact?

Given the Chinese state's behavior towards its own populace (totalitarian rule, brainwashing and encamping of an entire region, disappearing people who disagree with the state), is it political to call for reform? Or is it just a request for your human rights to be upheld? Are human rights just politics?

Ah well ... maybe that's not what anyone wants to be thinking about as they play their garish card game.
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