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Comment Will of the People (Score 2) 88

On Thursday, a Ukrainian man who hatched a plan in 2013 to send heroin to my home and then call the cops when the drugs arrived was sentenced to 41 months in prison for unrelated cybercrime charges. Separately, a 19-year-old American who admitted to being part of a hacker group that sent a heavily-armed police force to my home in 2013 was sentenced to three years probation.

Sergey Vovnenko, a.k.a. "Fly," "Flycracker" and "MUXACC1," pleaded guilty last year to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors said Vovnenko operated a network of more than 13,000 hacked computers, using them to harvest credit card numbers and other sensitive information... A judge in New Jersey sentenced Vovnenko to 41 months in prison, three years of supervised released and ordered him to pay restitution of $83,368.

And now people like this are in charge of our elections.

Comment Re:or Driverless racing (Score 1) 44

People watch racing because there is risk of a crash with humans in the cockpit. People drive in professional racing because there is a risk to themselves. Those things translate into money, jobs, technological advancements in vehicles (performance and safety). Take away the human element and it's like sitting and watching airplanes fly. Interesting for a few visits, but no sustainable market and not really entertaining. Put up a bar and bleacher stand, and it would be mostly empty.

Absolutely correct. It was just a publicity stunt for self-driving cars. It had much less drama than me playing Forza Horizon.

Comment Re:So many word puppets (Score 1) 897

I'm going to watch and care about Pewdiepie exactly as much as before--namely, not one bit--so the main thing I care about is that the WSJ's doing things

So, you admit that your mention of "black humor" was just horseshit?

However, since you're also going to ignore the point that, once upon a time, investigative journalists would do things exactly like test what you can get through on a place that lets you ask people to do something for 5USD, in favor of insulting me, I see no point in talking to you further.

Citation, mister, "I've spent more time in a library than a retired university professor"?

Comment Re:Just another mindless attack (Score 1) 464

Read the update at the end, basically makes the entire story bunk.

Here is the update, in its entirety:

Update: White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday afternoon that Trump was briefed on North Korea in a sensitive compartmented information facility, or SCIF — a portable, secure area.

So basically, Spicer is saying, "You gonna believe me or your own lying eyes?"

Comment Re:So many word puppets (Score 1) 897

If you want this to be apples to apples, we need to send your employer a packet of everything you've said taken out of context and pressure them to fire you.

I would encourage you to do so. In fact, I would beg you to do so. While you're at it, cc: my mother-in-law, please.

It's so funny that the people who are complaining because people don't get Pewdiepie's "kill all Jews" joke are the same ones who screamed with horror when someone said, "gamers are over".

Comment Re:So many word puppets (Score 1) 897

He literally made a video about how the media would frame someone as a racist and those were examples shown.

Pewdiepie as social commentary. This is why nobody takes you seriously.

We're perfectly aware of how bad optics work, Ratzo, you're not enlightening anyone there. How else could we apply your own standards to your own posts?

You are welcome to pull your sponsorship of my posts.

Comment Re:So many word puppets (Score 1) 897

Instead we have the WSJ taking clips out of context from his video on how the media takes things out of context (!!!) and sending them to his sponsor to get him terminated, along with a coordinated media campaign.

"Kill all Jews" is taken out of context. Wearing a nazi uniform and watching Hitler videos is taken out of context.

Who knew that Pewdiepie required so much context?

The fact is, that Youtube is a visual medium. Images matter. When someone makes comedy videos and that contains signs saying "Kill all Jews", there are going to be problems if you are looking for big mainstream sponsors. Genocide is a sensitive issue with Jews. Go figure.

Comment Re: Death To All Jews (Score 1) 897

"Old media" is doing so well right now because people are figuring out just how bogus "new media" really is.

Breitbart's numbers are falling, and the "mainstream media" numbers are soaring. From the New York Times to CNN, MSNBC, all on an upward trajectory. Attacking the messenger is a well that's going dry very quickly.

Comment Re:Not about the free market (Score 1) 897

I read the headline and the first paragraph. Which is all most people read, and all you need to see to understand the narrative the WSJ was establishing: that PewDiePie is shilling anti-Semitism, and therefore is an anti-Semite.

Again, I suggest you offer us a quote from "the headline and first paragraph" that establishes that Pewdiepie is an anti-Semite. In fact, I'll make it more than a suggestion. I challenge you to offer a quote from the "headline and first paragraph" that does anything like that.

And remember, "shilling" for anti-Semitism does not make you an anti-Semite. Some people, some very well-known people in fact (think "White House") are shills for anti-Semitism but probably don't really have any conviction one way or the other. They're just opportunists who thought they could make a few more bucks from pandering to anti-Semites, like Pewdiepie.

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