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  1. Comment on Bianca Devins: Grisly photos of murdered 17-year-old circulated on Instagram, Discord, and 4chan by her suspected killer in ~news

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    There is a lot of misinformation flying around about this story right now, I'm still trying to sort through a lot of it. This article seems to be the most accurate and comprehensive one—it's...

    There is a lot of misinformation flying around about this story right now, I'm still trying to sort through a lot of it. This article seems to be the most accurate and comprehensive one—it's pretty scattered, but it collects a lot of information that's been released by family members and police (you know, the people that know what's really going on, not just Twitter rumors; I hate the current state of internet "journalism").

    This one from Rolling Stone also has some additional information, including some statements from people that knew her through Discord: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/bianca-devins-murder-brandon-andrew-clark-858874/

    8 votes
  2. Comment on A Low-Level Influencer Allegedly Killed An "E-Girl" And Posted Photos Of Her Body To Instagram in ~misc

  3. Comment on A Low-Level Influencer Allegedly Killed An "E-Girl" And Posted Photos Of Her Body To Instagram in ~misc

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    Who or what were they shilling for?

    Who or what were they shilling for?

  4. Comment on A Low-Level Influencer Allegedly Killed An "E-Girl" And Posted Photos Of Her Body To Instagram in ~misc

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    Yeah, this is really weird. Does the writer think that "influencer" means "person with an Instagram account", or something? What makes either of these people an "influencer"? The article even...

    Yeah, this is really weird. Does the writer think that "influencer" means "person with an Instagram account", or something? What makes either of these people an "influencer"?

    The article even spells his name wrong (it's "Brandon", as shown in the screenshot right above). It's a pretty bad article all around.

    I'm probably going to rewrite the title to something different, but not sure what yet.

    Edit: actually, going to remove this temporarily while I read some other articles and sort through this a little. This whole thing is a mess.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Florida DMV sells personal information for drivers and ID cardholders to private companies and marketing firms, making over $77M in 2017 in ~news

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    I don't think that "search and seizure" would cover selling information that was willingly provided to the government. Do you know of anywhere that the Fourth Amendment has been used successfully...

    I don't think that "search and seizure" would cover selling information that was willingly provided to the government. Do you know of anywhere that the Fourth Amendment has been used successfully to prevent something similar?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Trump steps up attacks on progressive congresswomen, says they 'hate our country' and Israel in ~news

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    Tweet with a flipped and rotated photo of his notes today: https://twitter.com/jabinbotsford/status/1150855138086707200 Yes, the handwriting in the top right corner appears to say "Alcaida".

    Tweet with a flipped and rotated photo of his notes today: https://twitter.com/jabinbotsford/status/1150855138086707200

    Yes, the handwriting in the top right corner appears to say "Alcaida".

    19 votes
  7. Comment on Introducing a new Twitter.com - a refreshed and updated website in ~tech

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    Here's the first of a series of "behind the scenes" post on their Engineering blog as well: Building the new Twitter.com

    Here's the first of a series of "behind the scenes" post on their Engineering blog as well: Building the new Twitter.com

    6 votes
  8. Comment on A Program Judges If You’re a Criminal From Your Facial Features in ~comp

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    No problem at all, thanks!

    No problem at all, thanks!

  9. Comment on Red Candle Games will not re-release Devotion "in the near term" in ~games

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    If you missed this story, this article on Eurogamer is a good explanation that was written at the time: Devotion developer calls for calm as fallout from China Winnie the Pooh poster goes from bad...

    If you missed this story, this article on Eurogamer is a good explanation that was written at the time: Devotion developer calls for calm as fallout from China Winnie the Pooh poster goes from bad to worse

    Here's a text version of the full statement posted by Red Candle Games:

    Greetings,

    We are Red Candle Games from Taiwan. To all of our players, industry and media friends, we would like to provide an update on ‘Devotion’.

    (1) For the past four months, the art asset incident related to ‘Devotion’ has caused immeasurable harm to Red Candle Games and our partner. We would like to offer our most sincere apology to all impacted teams and personnel. Red Candle and its partner are assuming all responsibilities for the losses; we will not stop in our endeavor to prevent the damage from worsening.

    (2) This incident has significantly and adversely impacted all parties. Our partner has been making every effort to assist Red Candle. While mediation is still in progress, Red Candle’s co-founders have reached a unanimous decision to not re-release ‘Devotion’ in the near term, including but not limited to obtaining profit from sales, revision, IP authorization, etc. to prevent unnecessary misconception.

    (3) As we reflect on the situation, we notice many players, industry friends, and the media are starting to understand that the incident was indeed a malfunction of project management, not a deliberate act. If, in the future, the public would be willing to view this game rationally and allow us the opportunity to rebuild trust with our players, Red Candle would reconsider re-releasing ‘Devotion’.

    As such, we want to apologize to the players for the wait. We are truly sorry, but please understand our decision.

    Red Candle is grateful that our partner entrusted us without reservation during the game’s development in the past two years. Regrettably, we failed to meet their expectations and caused them to suffer undue hardship. As the game’s sole developer, Red Candle is inexcusable for this incident. We hope that our partner and related parties may be excused from further criticism.

    Since Red Candle Games establishment in 2015, we have dedicated ourselves to craft the best gaming experience for our audience worldwide. In ‘Devotion’, its core message is about “the tragedy of a loving family twisted by the frantic belief of a religious cult.”

    We made a critical and unprofessional error during the game’s production. It saddens us that the focus of the game has shifted drastically since the erroneous art asset was found. A revision patch was implemented immediately as we have absolutely no intent to stage a publicity stunt.

    However, in the aftermath of the incident, some still possess different speculations about ‘Devotion’. As regretful as the incident was, we have to bear its full consequence. We hope for a second chance in the near future. A chance to prove that, both Red Candle and its partner simply wanted to create a great game and no one wished for such incident to occur.

    Rest assured, Red Candle Games will continue its passion to creativity as a game company.

    Thank you for your invaluable support.

    Sincerely,
    Red Candle Games

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Suggestion: Hide my logged-in username while browsing in ~tildes

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    They don't want their username shown in the top right corner of the site. It's not really that straightforward though, as there are various other ways of noticing who the logged-in user is. For...

    They don't want their username shown in the top right corner of the site.

    It's not really that straightforward though, as there are various other ways of noticing who the logged-in user is. For example, the purple stripe down the side of all of your own comments and topics.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on A Program Judges If You’re a Criminal From Your Facial Features in ~comp

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    This is from almost 3 years ago, and I can't find anything showing that this was ever anything more than a research experiment. Has something in particular made this article worth looking at now?...

    This is from almost 3 years ago, and I can't find anything showing that this was ever anything more than a research experiment. Has something in particular made this article worth looking at now?

    Edit: Removed for now, I'll reinstate it if there's a reasonable reason for submitting. Right now it just strikes me as years-old outrage-bait.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on The Golden Age of Cord-Cutting Is Over. Now What? in ~tv

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    It's been shown over and over again that convenience reduces piracy. It's certainly been true for me—I used to pirate a lot, but I haven't pirated a game in over 10 years because Steam made buying...

    It's been shown over and over again that convenience reduces piracy. It's certainly been true for me—I used to pirate a lot, but I haven't pirated a game in over 10 years because Steam made buying them so convenient. I don't pirate music any more because I can easily get everything I want between Bandcamp and the streaming services.

    But TV is going in the wrong direction, and while I haven't started pirating it again yet, I did cancel my Netflix account this month after subscribing for over 6 years. I only intend to subscribe temporarily now when there's something specific I want to watch, it's not worth paying to keep it available with the selection constantly dropping as everyone pulls their content to try launching their own services.

    16 votes