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Oct 6 2018
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There’s a new site I heard of called Newsguard that attempts to rate news sources, be an unbiased checker. It generally rates most of the ‘mainstream’ sources as pretty good when doing basic reporting, but each have their own bias when it comes to opinion pieces. Fox is not rated any worse than the others though, Read more

Oct 6 2018
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You can both be wrong though. With polarisation, it’s all too easy to think that opposing the side you can demonstrate is incorrect means you must be right by a process of elimination. Republicans are wrong ergo Democrats must be correct, or vice versa. But no, both sides can be wrong, because being correct is not a Read more

Aug 11 2018
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Gripen? That’s an odd choice. I mean, it’s not a bad fighter, but it’s not what comes to mind if I sit down and think “Hmm, I need a military aircraft to represent the hope of humanity.” Read more

Aug 10 2018
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Aside from Muv Luv, which has already been mentioned but that you totally play, and the Baldr series, which is cursed, sci-fi VNs aren’t so common. Sadly. Read more

Aug 6 2018
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Yeah, but in the modern sociopolitical climate, not being “In” the group means you are “Against” the group, and therefore both a threat and an acceptable target. There is no middle ground of “Agreeing to Disagree” anymore. And you can say “It’s just games, why get so serious about it and start talking politics?” but Read more

Aug 4 2018
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... I think technically it would be Elf Lives Matter, no? Read more

Aug 4 2018
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.Arguably that was a sacrifice. That of their public opinion. They knew it would not be accepted by some people in the US and chose to do it anyway. I’m not a USian though, so I can’t really comment on the societal impact. Read more

Aug 4 2018
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I think that’s what Saurfang realised in the video...

Aug 3 2018
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I’m not sure why they’d be protesting Blizzard anyway. Protesting Sylvanas, sure. But the idea of such protests is that people are choosing to accept hardship in order to make a point. They believe what they are advocating is worth that hardship, and that by saying “I don’t have to be doing this, but I am despite the Read more

Aug 3 2018
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Well, they’re not fully removing it—gotta keep those sweet, sweet stat buffs, after all—but they’re using WoW’s appearance-altering “transmogrification” feature to make their shoulder pads no longer appear on their characters. Read more

Jul 27 2018
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Sounds like very interesting ideas poorly served by their containing show. I’d like to talk at length about them, but my head is already structuring a post on something entirely different (though also about robot girls, amusingly) so I’ll have to try and slip stuff through the mental gaps. Read more

Jul 25 2018
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You aren’t wrong, but the corollary to the acceptance of digital goods as commodities must be the evolution of the transaction system to offer a fair market structure for a commodity with no restriction on manufacture or reproduction. As an example, the early days of ebooks saw some publishers charge equal prices for Read more

Jul 17 2018
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Can I talk to you about the Good Word of Girls’ Frontline?

Jul 13 2018
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But for all the examples, Gundam was the only one I’ve ever seen that came up with this brilliant idea. Read more

Jul 11 2018
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Back in 2012, when comedian Louis CK invited a “debate” about the word “faggot,” Slate talked to Stanford University linguist Arnold Zwicky about the slur’s history. The story cited the origin that most people know: “faggot” once referred to a bundle of sticks to be burned, which calls to mind heretics getting burned Read more

Jul 10 2018
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For some reason it’s one of the old sci-fi stories that has been turned into a manga, which is easier to find. Though that’s not saying much. (Inherit The Stars is another one). I can provide a link to read that manga online if you wish though?

Jul 9 2018
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Oh, there’s definitely a racist aspect, and it’s quite clear. The segregation is based around hair colour, not skin colour, but with the ‘Haves’ with white hair and the Have-nots’ with “coloured” hair. The parallel is quite clear. It’s just not the only parallel - classism, nationalism, I’d argue even Read more

Jul 9 2018
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Yup, that’d be the one. I usually don’t go to ANN, but I’d been linked there and saw 86 on the sidebar. As I’d been reading it already, I went to have a look as I think it’s pretty good. Read more