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  1. In Topic: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread

    Today, 01:44 AM

    Well, Jonathan Majors is an abusive POS and is likely to get recast now. What an absolute fucking clown.
  2. In Topic: Ye Big TV Thread

    24 March 2023 - 04:08 PM

    View PostTiste Simeon, on 24 March 2023 - 03:35 PM, said:

    Finished S1 of The Wire and it really highlighted to be what a sad loss the death of Lance Reddick shows. His character development in that one season is phenomenal and he is superb! Will be driving into S2 forthwith!

    I don't' think there is ANYTHING I've seen him in that I disliked him in. He was a wonderful character actor.

    I did a half hour vigil kneeling in front of Zavala at the Tower in DESTINY 2 when I returned from vacation. Felt right to pay a little tribute in my own way.
  3. In Topic: The USA Politics Thread

    24 March 2023 - 04:05 PM

    View PostGothos, on 24 March 2023 - 03:48 PM, said:

    Interesting (no sarcasm). What is it?

    Because nothing is stifled on TikTok, it's video that's easy to upload and parse and filled with people talking. When Iran was having it's uprising over that woman's death, the ONLY place you could find videos of the actual fight, was on TikTok.

    View PostGothos, on 24 March 2023 - 03:48 PM, said:

    but I have a nagging feeling that maybe we should care about this more.

    It's Red Scare bullshit all over again. Just with a new Other to swing accusations at.

    View PostGothos, on 24 March 2023 - 03:48 PM, said:

    I don't want to take sides here, I don't know nearly enough about the subject of TikTok for my opinion to matter (other than I think it's a shit app with shit content, but that's personal), but... I wouldn't be surprised if a billionaire businessman had close dealings with the regional superpower regardless of nationalities.

    If we want to talk about that, then all those social media companies and their third party vendors sell your data to the Chinese (and others) anyways. Anyone who believes otherwise is willfully ignoring the elephant in the room. At no point am I'm going to believe that massive corporations that run social media are not in cahoots with one another on a macro level and in the US they just ignore the ones that help them stay in power or please their donors. If you took Truth Social (for example) to task for the same "security risks" would watch every single Republican lawmakers fall all over themselves to defend's ALL theatre. No one has anyone's bets interests at heart. We live at the epicentre of Oligarchy capitalist hell.
  4. In Topic: The USA Politics Thread

    24 March 2023 - 02:41 PM

    View PostCause, on 24 March 2023 - 02:24 PM, said:

    View PostPrimateus, on 24 March 2023 - 09:04 AM, said:

    There is also a belief that the TikTok algorithm is different in the west than in China. Meaning that in the west it will filter meaningless garbage to the users, providing little to none actually educational content, while the reverse is true in China.

    I always find this one funny, because the goverment can pass any laws they want to govern children safety standards, education requirements, screen-time limits etc.

    Im not a legal expert but there must be a way around the first ammendment on this because the USA already has an age rating system in place for video games and movies.

    So if you think the youth are being dumbed down act on it

    My fave part of the whole thing was when the (I think 'D') lady put her foot in her mouth by asking about if he (Chew) would want his 8 year old to see some of the more mature stuff on Tiktok, and he was like "my wife and kids are in Singapore, and you're not allowed to be on social media there under the age of 13" and she had no idea how to reply because in America it's a free for all for all ages...she may as well have painted a big finger directly back at herself for the fact that kids in America can access social media of any kind so easily. FFS, Twitter (which again, is monitored and often censored by the FBI) has actual porn/violence/other stuff on it that you only need to have an account to see, and is not behind any other wall to prevent them....but yeah let's worry about TikTok (which doesn't allow that at all) shall we?

    These people could not be more transparent that it's not about what they claim it's about if they tried.
  5. In Topic: The USA Politics Thread

    24 March 2023 - 01:10 PM

    View PostGothos, on 24 March 2023 - 12:25 PM, said:

    Curious. The Internet in general has offered uncountable channels of information transfer like this for decades. For me, it even let me get enough training to change my career and turn my life around. Yet you make it sound like "learning to cook better and about health topics and other things" is somehow tied to TikTok. Perhaps you mean that the medium is just convenient enough that it has overwritten other sources for you?

    Pulling up a decent YT video for a recipe (as an example) takes time and effort I don't need on something like Tiktok where I can just search a term and then scroll until I find one I like, or go to one of the chefs I follow and learn something. That's just one example. It's ease of access for me, 1000%. It also suffers none of the ads you have to deal with on YT.

    Do I still get recipes from other places online? Sure, my recipe keeper app likes links...but I've made many a dish from TikTok and enjoyed it.

    View PostGothos, on 24 March 2023 - 12:25 PM, said:

    You note that the US govt (and other governments) and western corporations don't care your well being - which is, I think, correct - yet I get the feeling that chinese govt/corporations (which are one and the same anyway) somehow.... do? Or it doesn't matter for some reason?

    Nah, I'm not standing up for any govt here, can't stand the's just wildly amusing to me that a social media app that lets us plebs not only talk to each other, but share shit you can't find through heavily lobbied and regulated media sources, is so scary to those govt entities. Hell, the protests in Paris have been laser organized on TikTok VS the other social media. There's a reason for that.

    Whether I think a corporation OR a govt has my best interests at heart? I do not....but more do I care? I also do not.

    I'm amazed that it's been proven that the FBI filters and censors something local like Twitter...but somehow everyone is okay with that....but yeah a company like TikTok that is run by a Singaporean (with a Taiwanese wife...the fact of this should not be lost on anyone who knows about the CCP) is somehow in bed with the CCP enough for me to care about my data.

    Like we either regulate ALL these companies, or none of them. This is why it will never happen...the US lawmakers don't WANT FB, Twitter, and Insta to go away...but they would need to if the ban hammer was welded at TikTok....this shit is all about the soundbites the lawmakers can use to foist shit onto their followers from...ding ding sing...their social media accounts.

    And until someone can produce actual evidence of the supposed links between the CCP and TikTok...then we are all pissing into the wind.


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    01 Feb 2023 - 20:02
    ... where I'm going, I don't need roads ...
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    01 Feb 2023 - 15:02
    Thanks man, you're always the first to wish me a happy bday due to you being slightly in the future!
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    01 Feb 2023 - 14:27
    and another one
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    01 Feb 2022 - 20:07
    Huh, comment disappeared. Happy birthday dude.
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    01 Feb 2022 - 20:06
    Jeez dude, are you 45? I feel old.
    Happy birthday, hope it's a good one.
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    01 Feb 2021 - 20:31
    happy 44th!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:04
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:01
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:00
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 20:08
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 19:57
    Happy #41
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    04 Dec 2016 - 01:55
    Done, sorry Ando, I didnt realize it was full.
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    03 Dec 2016 - 18:00
    Hey, could you make a little bit of room in your inbox?
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    17 Mar 2016 - 22:32
    lol, I focused right on 'redolent' too! Not sure why, but I felt like it was worth pointing out with my post :P
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    02 Feb 2014 - 13:11
    LOL. Truth. Thanks Sombra.
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