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How to Turn Ggautoblocker from Blacklist to Blocklist

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Apparently Twitter has not a singular problem, but six of them, if Tadhg Kelly is to be believed.  One of the six problems is harassment, or, if you’re of Kelly’s particular ideological ilk, unorthodox thought.  In making his case, he namedrops the now infamous Randi Harper, serial Twitter abuser and “developer” of the ggautoblocker.  Kelly’s implication is ggautoblocker is a ... Read More »

Secretary Clinton’s Server, Classified Info, and You

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Reports are starting to appear that discuss a private email server used by Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while she was serving as Secretary of State.  Not all media outlets are tracking the story, but enough are that people might wonder about whether or not they should take the allegations seriously.  The answer to that question is you should.  The reason why ... Read More »

Government Contracting in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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[WARNING: There is a minor Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoiler at the 2/3 mark of this commentary.  Read at your own risk.] Yep, I’m going to jump on board the Star Wars commentary bandwagon for some easy clicks.  However, I’m not going to talk about Mary Sue’s or Gary Stu’s, as I’m trying to avoid being called a sexist.  ... Read More »

This Week in Kickstarter – Animal Rave Masks

Sound Reactive Mask

A light up music mask, a tabletop wrestling game, and a device to let blind people see through sound. All that and more This Week in Kickstarter! Refuge Two players, one survivor. Outlive. Outlast. Outrun. Taking a unique angle on survival games, Refuge is a two player game of hide and seek on a remote settlement, with the ultimate goal to ... Read More »

This Week in Kickstarter – Zombies, Ghosts, and Shark(tooth) Oh My!

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This Week in Kickstarter we’ve got a way to brew coffee in your car, a horror game where you record ghosts, and an indie game about the zombie apocalypse.  Indef Humans are an endangered species after a virus nearly infects all of mankind. After 87% of humanity has been infected by an unknown virus, you are one of the last ... Read More »

This Week in Kickstarter – Getting Retro

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This Week in Kickstarter, we’ve got retro games, controllable smells, and personal cameras with a variety of functions.  Night City Assault A story-based beat ’em up combining RPG gameplay and mission design with Metroidvania-style exploration. A sprite based beat ’em up that features RPG progression, an extensive set of combat moves, exploration ala Metroidvania, and a mission-based campaign. It can ... Read More »

This Week in Kickstarter – Watching Spiderman with 4chan

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This Week in Kickstarter we’ve got a questionably legal streaming device, a 3D rebirth of a 2D browser RPG, and a point and click ghost hunting adventure. WINTERTIDE, a first-person competitive team survival game A Multiplayer Winter Survival Where You Are Able To Reincarnate As Certain Wildlife Upon Death. Wintertide is a game about team orientation and survival. Players experience ... Read More »

The Mathematical Failure of Subjective Reporting

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A lot of people these days wonder what’s wrong with journalism. How is it that people like Jayson Blair, for example, can report for outfits as prestigious as the New York Times and routinely turn in articles with fabricated quotes from people he never met and never interviewed?  He was only fired, after several years and six hundred articles, when ... Read More »

Veerender Jubal Photoshopped To Be Paris Attacker

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When it comes to the game of terrorism, there are no winners—only losers. On a faithful Friday the 13th, people in Paris were enjoying themselves until out of nowhere everything was taken away in an instant. Almost as if the superstition about the date were true, at least 129 people took their last breath that night. Future families gone in the ... Read More »

The Spotify Narrative and Taylor Swift

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Since Spotify was established in October of 2008, it has become somewhat of a herald of innovative technology for consumers. On the other hand, some people have come to consider it a bane for music industry. Unsurprisingly, some of these people are musicians. Three in particular have been very vocal in their attempts to push the anti-Spotify (and in some ... Read More »