Some of society's problems that concern you?

by Tiny
  • Angel 09-25-2019, 10:25 PM
    Everything having fucking ads(aids) now. YouTube aggresively shoving youtube premium to me and then always hitting me with 1 of 2 ads. Smart TVs having ads. Fruit/veggie weight machines in stores having ads. Gas stations having ads in the pump like fuck you I don't give a fucking fuck about what you're advertising. And I hate how everyone is okay with it. Is it because it isn't political? Is that why its "that's how life is" bullshit fuck this world
  • malmon 09-26-2019, 02:02 AM
    (09-25-2019, 10:25 PM)Angel Wrote: Everything having fucking ads(aids) now. YouTube aggresively shoving youtube premium to me and then always hitting me with 1 of 2 ads. Smart TVs having ads. Fruit/veggie weight machines in stores having ads. Gas stations having ads in the pump like fuck you I don't give a fucking fuck about what you're advertising. And I hate how everyone is okay with it. Is it because it isn't political? Is that why its "that's how life is" bullshit fuck this world


    I tend to not pay attention to ads at all, and I quite rarely get them on TV or radio, and I use adblock, but seeing them out in public spaces I really hate. When I lived in Southampton, I remember an old phone box being replaced with a digital billboard - basically a giant black screen constantly sucking up electricity.

    The ad situation is quite a bit better in the UK than in Poland though, for example. In pretty much any polish city, you can barely look in any direction without having a billboard somewhere shoved in your face.
  • Loko 09-26-2019, 08:09 AM
    Looks like the Trump situation is starting to pick up a bit.
  • Angel 09-26-2019, 06:51 PM
    (09-26-2019, 02:02 AM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-25-2019, 10:25 PM)Angel Wrote: Everything having fucking ads(aids) now. YouTube aggresively shoving youtube premium to me and then always hitting me with 1 of 2 ads. Smart TVs having ads. Fruit/veggie weight machines in stores having ads. Gas stations having ads in the pump like fuck you I don't give a fucking fuck about what you're advertising. And I hate how everyone is okay with it. Is it because it isn't political? Is that why its "that's how life is" bullshit fuck this world


    I tend to not pay attention to ads at all, and I quite rarely get them on TV or radio, and I use adblock, but seeing them out in public spaces I really hate. When I lived in Southampton, I remember an old phone box being replaced with a digital billboard - basically a giant black screen constantly sucking up electricity.

    The ad situation is quite a bit better in the UK than in Poland though, for example. In pretty much any polish city, you can barely look in any direction without having a billboard somewhere shoved in your face.

    Yeah it just shows how cancerous our world got. People not caring for the environment. All politics imo all groups should burn in hell. Vegans with their we kill cows for milk bs. And now ads....WHY. I am :D that paper/trees are saved from making catalogs and shit but ads everywhere also digital billboards is one thing i am against. Just another reason for people to get distracted while driving smh no more like head to wall not smh, today I saw ads playing in the self checkout lines :l 


    Makes me want to try my electrician skills and just short circuit all ad energy wasting screens
  • Angel 09-30-2019, 09:43 PM
    Another issue I think is related to how awful the world (mostly the net) is nowadays political in almost everything. Is people who decide their friends need to have the same beliefs as them to be friends. Political or absence of political stance shouldn't be a factor of who you should friend. If it is just talk to your reflection as its who you are going for. It's like deciding friends on race, gender, if handicapped, etc 


    Lowkey trying to start chatter here
  • malmon 10-01-2019, 02:11 PM
    (09-30-2019, 09:43 PM)Angel Wrote: Another issue I think is related to how awful the world (mostly the net) is nowadays political in almost everything. Is people who decide their friends need to have the same beliefs as them to be friends. Political or absence of political stance shouldn't be a factor of who you should friend. If it is just talk to your reflection as its who you are going for. It's like deciding friends on race, gender, if handicapped, etc 


    Lowkey trying to start chatter here


    I think the main reasoning for this is due to how polarised politics have been getting again. If everyone's mostly centrist, then differences are small, and ultimately don't matter a whole lot. But since people seem to be tending more towards the ends of the political spectrum, beliefs are becoming stronger, and differences more substantial.
  • Angel 10-01-2019, 04:53 PM
    (10-01-2019, 02:11 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-30-2019, 09:43 PM)Angel Wrote: Another issue I think is related to how awful the world (mostly the net) is nowadays political in almost everything. Is people who decide their friends need to have the same beliefs as them to be friends. Political or absence of political stance shouldn't be a factor of who you should friend. If it is just talk to your reflection as its who you are going for. It's like deciding friends on race, gender, if handicapped, etc 


    Lowkey trying to start chatter here


    I think the main reasoning for this is due to how polarised politics have been getting again. If everyone's mostly centrist, then differences are small, and ultimately don't matter a whole lot. But since people seem to be tending more towards the ends of the political spectrum, beliefs are becoming stronger, and differences more substantial.

    Exactly! Thank you for replying qt
  • Angel 10-01-2019, 04:54 PM
    I am >:0 over the ESRB. They confirmed they only see a fucking TWO MINUTE video of a game! Not even when its complete. Never play the fucking game or demo at all! And they grade by that fucking 2 min vid....
  • malmon 10-01-2019, 06:12 PM
    (10-01-2019, 04:54 PM)Angel Wrote: I am >:0 over the ESRB. They confirmed they only see a fucking TWO MINUTE video of a game! Not even when its complete. Never play the fucking game or demo at all! And they grade by that fucking 2 min vid....


    Huh... That's quite surprising. I always assumed they just got someone to play through the entire game - or at least the main bits. Who decides what's included in the video?
  • All in One 10-01-2019, 11:16 PM
    (10-01-2019, 06:12 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (10-01-2019, 04:54 PM)Angel Wrote: I am >:0 over the ESRB. They confirmed they only see a fucking TWO MINUTE video of a game! Not even when its complete. Never play the fucking game or demo at all! And they grade by that fucking 2 min vid....


    Huh... That's quite surprising. I always assumed they just got someone to play through the entire game - or at least the main bits. Who decides what's included in the video?


    Whoever is publishing the game, I think. There was a scandal years ago where the ESRB misrated Oblivion because Bethesda didn't include any of the gory content in the game in their video.
  • Angel 10-02-2019, 03:19 PM
    ESRB drama came by them rating the casino game called 2K20 a E ranking. In 2006 a republican wanted to change the laws of games but the act never passed. The man knew this shit would happen one day. Luckily congress is looking at it again and at banning loot boxes and gambling in games. Keep that shit in mobile games not in 60 fucking dollar games. ALSO one guy in the ESRB council is ceo of the company that owns 2K....which is why the whole theory of the ESRB is corrupt is/has been happening
  • malmon 10-02-2019, 04:22 PM
    (10-02-2019, 03:19 PM)Angel Wrote: ESRB drama came by them rating the casino game called 2K20 a E ranking. In 2006 a republican wanted to change the laws of games but the act never passed. The man knew this shit would happen one day. Luckily congress is looking at it again and at banning loot boxes and gambling in games. Keep that shit in mobile games not in 60 fucking dollar games. ALSO one guy in the ESRB council is ceo of the company that owns 2K....which is why the whole theory of the ESRB is corrupt is/has been happening


    Fortunately there's been a bit of noise about loot boxes in the UK as well. Though I doubt much will come of it in the immediate future.
  • Loko 10-03-2019, 01:50 AM
    (10-02-2019, 03:19 PM)Angel Wrote: ESRB drama came by them rating the casino game called 2K20 a E ranking. In 2006 a republican wanted to change the laws of games but the act never passed. The man knew this shit would happen one day. Luckily congress is looking at it again and at banning loot boxes and gambling in games. Keep that shit in mobile games not in 60 fucking dollar games. ALSO one guy in the ESRB council is ceo of the company that owns 2K....which is why the whole theory of the ESRB is corrupt is/has been happening

    I'd rather not have that shit in mobile games either to be frank with you. Mobile gaming has been a cesspool for a while and I hope it gets better someday.
  • Angel 10-03-2019, 03:56 PM
    Thing I think is making pc/console games more monetized is the profits shown for 2018. Around 70% of all money made in gaming was mobile games now everyone wants piece of that pie. I know it fits with capitalism but c'mon
  • All in One 10-03-2019, 08:32 PM
    (10-03-2019, 03:56 PM)Angel Wrote: Thing I think is making pc/console games more monetized is the profits shown for 2018. Around 70% of all money made in gaming was mobile games now everyone wants piece of that pie. I know it fits with capitalism but c'mon

    I've really forsaken AAA games outside of Ninty at this point so I'm not really concerned with how bigger PC and console releases are monetized. Plenty of things to enjoy that have come out before. There's also the indie scene that, despite its own set of issues, I think is doing better on average then the big bois.
  • Angel 10-04-2019, 01:50 AM
    (10-03-2019, 08:32 PM)All in One Wrote:
    (10-03-2019, 03:56 PM)Angel Wrote: Thing I think is making pc/console games more monetized is the profits shown for 2018. Around 70% of all money made in gaming was mobile games now everyone wants piece of that pie. I know it fits with capitalism but c'mon

    I've really forsaken AAA games outside of Ninty at this point so I'm not really concerned with how bigger PC and console releases are monetized. Plenty of things to enjoy that have come out before. There's also the indie scene that, despite its own set of issues, I think is doing better on average then the big bois.

    Yeah :l and yeah about other games that are good without microtransactions in them


    I just find it messed up that 60 dollar games are doing it. Make your game free instead. Not charge 60 bucks and add microtransactions. Go free with microtransactions instead and that way no one has a problem with it
  • sht 10-06-2019, 02:28 AM
    the main problem is most people are absolutely brain dead it seems. they only follow the herd. cant think for themselves
  • All in One 10-09-2019, 06:24 PM
    I'm losing my shit over this Blizzard tomfoolery. Like what the fuck. Fucking Epic is dunking on them and they're more owned by Tencent than Blizzard is. And now they're actively trying to stop people from deleting their accounts. This is fantastic.
  • Loko 10-09-2019, 06:34 PM
    (10-09-2019, 06:24 PM)All in One Wrote: I'm losing my shit over this Blizzard tomfoolery. Like what the fuck. Fucking Epic is dunking on them and they're more owned by Tencent than Blizzard is. And now they're actively trying to stop people from deleting their accounts. This is fantastic.

    Fuck Blizzard and any company that tries to cover their ass for China. Liberate Hong Kong.
  • Angel 10-12-2019, 06:41 PM
    Blizzard is two faced

    International twitter: we don't involve ourselves with politics blah blah and yet put their political views in their games
    Blizzard China twitter: we will never ruin China's image/honor 

    Blizzard/Activation are bad. Luckily they are now considered the worst game company maybe Bethesda image will get better now :D
  • llik3 10-13-2019, 01:24 PM
    The assault on the Kurds in Syria by the Turks. At this I don't care who it is, I just want someone to end Erdogan's system. Hopefully the information about Russian and Syrian troops forming up to support the Kurds are true.
  • Backlash 10-13-2019, 02:01 PM
    (10-13-2019, 01:24 PM)llik3 Wrote: The assault on the Kurds in Syria by the Turks. At this I don't care who it is, I just want someone to end Erdogan's system. Hopefully the information about Russian and Syrian troops forming up to support the Kurds are true.


    I recall they also had a sizable contingent of international volunteers, including a handful of people from 8chan's /leftypol/. The poor bastards, I hope they're alive.
  • llik3 10-15-2019, 10:59 AM
    (10-13-2019, 02:01 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (10-13-2019, 01:24 PM)llik3 Wrote: The assault on the Kurds in Syria by the Turks. At this I don't care who it is, I just want someone to end Erdogan's system. Hopefully the information about Russian and Syrian troops forming up to support the Kurds are true.


    I recall they also had a sizable contingent of international volunteers, including a handful of people from 8chan's /leftypol/. The poor bastards, I hope they're alive.

    From what I can gather (article in German, probably won't help you) they are given the choice to either continue fighting Islamists or go with the SDF and YPG to fight the Turkish forces and their Islamist militias (FSA).
    I also hope, they will be OK, but the odds are stacked against them. If only the US had a sensible president...
  • Backlash 10-20-2019, 10:02 PM
    Christ. Always nice to know my basic human rights are a matter of politics. >_<

    https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/46...rotections
  • COUPLED 11-08-2019, 08:39 AM (Edited 11-08-2019, 08:42 AM)
    (10-12-2019, 06:41 PM)Angel Wrote: Blizzard is two faced

    International twitter: we don't involve ourselves with politics blah blah and yet put their political views in their games
    Blizzard China twitter: we will never ruin China's image/honor 

    Blizzard/Activation are bad. Luckily they are now considered the worst game company maybe Bethesda image will get better now :D

    Seems like so many people forgot about this already.

    Not enough people cared in the first place

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Some of society's problems that concern you?