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believing that people have True Names - hokey but understandable
believing that each person has a single True Name - unduly limiting but not impossible
believing that a person's One True Name is whatever a government registry has on their records - the perfect blend of authoritarian and bureaucratic
cheat codes cheapen the authenticity of the art of the game
cheat codes are an invaluable tool not only in dev but also on the user end, whether simply to access already-paid-for content or to resolve any number of technical or logistical problems that no developer can hope to anticipate without the most draconian & self-limiting of walled garden setups
cheat codes cut away distraction & delay, revealing the authentic fulness of the game's artistic merit
every single day some practicing attorney experiences complete & total brain liquefaction, and what follows is frequently a multi-year process involving combined hundreds (thousands?) of work hours just to reprimand & suspend them.
i wish i could concisely articulate how fascinating and demoralizing it is. watching wholeass Jedi Councils convene to do legal research and cite case law against a lone rambling guy whose entire defense hinges on the argument "women do be sanctioning me, amirite?!"
food, definitely getting canceled for this
A sweet _bread_ made from (or based on) a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat.
Activision Blizzard lawsuit latest
Activision Blizzard is now being sued by their own shareholders for intentionally not telling them that the company's workplace culture was being investigated: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/class-action/activision-blizzard-hid-harassment-probe-from-investors-suit-says
The idea that landlords are a major part of the economy and we're going to suck a fat one economically if we don't make a huge chunk of people homeless is just such a backward statement. I can remember growing up in part in a condominium that had someone who managed the building, but didn't own the condos. He got paid for the upkeep and maintenance work he did, but he wasn't even in a position to evict people, he was seriously just the janitor and the guy holding the keys to the building. I suppose this was/is a horrendous drain on "the economy" because he wasn't swapping out tenants all the time.
"Bad things will happen if we stop shoveling money into the bottomless pit"
hot take: the idea that reactionary ideology is the natural outcome of "anything goes" internet forums and more then this how they have always been is an idea actively promoted by the alt right in order to convince you that places like this are inevitable and turn the history of them into shit
4chan was a very different bad place years ago, and understanding that actually matters so that we understand how communities go bad and how they get corrupted into hell and how we can protect ourselves
For example, places with an actively confrontational dirtbag vibe like it had are not necessarily Nazi bound, rather they are very easily taken advantage of BY far right ideologies. Similar reason that Nazis infiltrated punk subcultures, infiltrate all sorts of anti-authoritarian places.
"Lastly, for marketing purposes and recognizability, game developers generally don't stray too far from the image of the Middle Ages that the public is already acquainted with. ... Things like land surveying, crop rotation and tithe collection do not fit this image ... "
somehow just made me feel a lot less bad about my day job
this is not a rational feeling, just at least some kind of connection where there had been pure alienation
anyway hire me to design ur vidygame so i may destroy gaming
Why medieval city-builder video games are historically inaccurate
@Deiru well, as cliche as it is, i can point to hitler. or whatever mass-murdering dictator.
basically, my argument is that "prison abolition except for *really bad people*" isn't really abolition, because then you're just arguing over how bad you have to be.
@Ventronik I have decided to believe this was an intentional move on Janet Jackson's part and will die believing this. hack the planet
I think a lot about the article that pointed out that like yeah this was 100% a purposeful thing, one powermod pushed the whole site into conservative reactionary ideology, it wasn't just the natural result of edgelords online
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