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  1. Comment on Alexis Kennedy of Weather Factory (formerly Failbetter) responds to the abuse allegations made toward him three weeks ago in ~games

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    Holowka had a history of threatening suicide AS AN ABUSE TACTIC, it's straight up disgusting to blame the people that exposed his reprehensible behavior for him finally following through.

    EDIT: Also, hey Kennedy also almost killed himself and Bevan directly mentions Holowka. Cool.

    Holowka had a history of threatening suicide AS AN ABUSE TACTIC, it's straight up disgusting to blame the people that exposed his reprehensible behavior for him finally following through.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on We are, all of us, Machines in ~life

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    The Sunday shift is always too much for people. It’s a skeleton crew again and the program has simply assumed there’s a full staff. Aren’t you thankful you scored the overnight shift? I think about the best way to die in a fulfillment center: nestled in some obscure corner where it’ll take a week for somebody to find me? Or should I throw myself at one of these big sortation racks, use my last bit of strength to bury myself under a mound of toys and video games and the occasional toaster? When I start falling, I’m taking you all down with me. No. No, fuck it. Fuck it.

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  3. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    Scott posted a longer piece on Medium yesterday that fully details his experience working with Holowka on NITW. Hopefully, some people will read it and reconsider their complaints about publicly...

    Scott posted a longer piece on Medium yesterday that fully details his experience working with Holowka on NITW. Hopefully, some people will read it and reconsider their complaints about publicly airing behavior that affected so many people. Maybe they'll even stop concern trolling about 'actual victims.'

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  4. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    Given that false accusations are significantly more rare than unpunished sexual assault, the focus on them instead of the total failure of the legal system to handle these cases appropriately...

    I'm not trying to place blame on victims, but when false accusations are made

    Given that false accusations are significantly more rare than unpunished sexual assault, the focus on them instead of the total failure of the legal system to handle these cases appropriately reads as suspect, at best.

    12 votes
  5. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    Real excited ( /s ) for GamerGate 2.0 to kick off with Holowka as its martyred patron saint, all in time for the 2020 election.

    Real excited ( /s ) for GamerGate 2.0 to kick off with Holowka as its martyred patron saint, all in time for the 2020 election.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on I'm trying to get a programming job without a degree. Got any tips? in ~comp

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    a few grammar errors that should be past instead of present tense otherwise looks solid to me

    a few grammar errors that should be past instead of present tense

    Use Markdown
    Use Setuptools
    Manage an

    otherwise looks solid to me

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Mr. Robot - Season 4 Trailer (starts October 6) in ~tv

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    I'm glad they're ending it after this season, S3 was watchable for sure but a lot weaker than the first two. Here's hoping it goes out on a high note.

    I'm glad they're ending it after this season, S3 was watchable for sure but a lot weaker than the first two. Here's hoping it goes out on a high note.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I beat Metro 2033 and Last Light over the past couple weekends. I thought both were enjoyable, but what I found most interesting about them was how much they reminded me of the new Wolfenstein...

    I beat Metro 2033 and Last Light over the past couple weekends. I thought both were enjoyable, but what I found most interesting about them was how much they reminded me of the new Wolfenstein games, which I also beat a few months ago. The general encounter flow felt very similar, you advance to a new arena, you have a chance to stealth through, then have to shoot it out if you raise an alarm. I suppose this isn't particularly unique, but combined with some of the Nazi enemies having almost exactly the same design, I wouldn't be surprised if MachineGames was heavily influenced by the series.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Twitch Suspends Popular Leftist Streamer After Controversial 9/11 Comments in ~misc

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    9/11 obviously had a greater effect, but the response to 'terrorism' where no one is killed is not nothing. The government is taking strides to criminalize dissent specifically as a response to...

    9/11 obviously had a greater effect, but the response to 'terrorism' where no one is killed is not nothing. The government is taking strides to criminalize dissent specifically as a response to events like Van Spronsen's attack and J20.

  10. Comment on Twitch Suspends Popular Leftist Streamer After Controversial 9/11 Comments in ~misc

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    A million dead Iraqi citizens isn't good enough for you?

    A million dead Iraqi citizens isn't good enough for you?

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  11. Comment on Twitch Suspends Popular Leftist Streamer After Controversial 9/11 Comments in ~misc

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    Nonsense. Take the screeching over Willem Van Spronsen torching a couple vans at an ICE facility, or whatever example of minor property damage you can think of from the past several years.

    If they blew up an unoccupied building or a bridge, no one would care.

    Nonsense. Take the screeching over Willem Van Spronsen torching a couple vans at an ICE facility, or whatever example of minor property damage you can think of from the past several years.

    3 votes
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  13. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    that OST is so good, ElectriCITY used to be my jam in middle school

    that OST is so good, ElectriCITY used to be my jam in middle school

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    the new Jay Som record is out today, it's fantastic! sounds like a crisp, cool evening at the start of fall. I'm also going to be checking out Tropical Fuck Storm's new release. their previous...

    the new Jay Som record is out today, it's fantastic! sounds like a crisp, cool evening at the start of fall.

    I'm also going to be checking out Tropical Fuck Storm's new release. their previous one, A Laughing Death in Meatspace, was one of the best psych rock albums of last year

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Why we should all be activists in ~life

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    I'll have to check it out, the Puerto Rican radicals attacking Congress was something I only learned about a few months ago and want to read more about.

    I'll have to check it out, the Puerto Rican radicals attacking Congress was something I only learned about a few months ago and want to read more about.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Why we should all be activists in ~life

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    I am biased of course, but to pick some nits on this: There were already plans to allocate funds for a drug treatment center, but the situation was urgent and people had lost faith in the city...

    I am biased of course, but to pick some nits on this:

    The demand: Lincoln Hospital facilities are shitty. The gang demands a drug treatment center, and they demand to operate it. They got nearly a million bucks from the government to do it. That’s what the 1970s were like.

    There were already plans to allocate funds for a drug treatment center, but the situation was urgent and people had lost faith in the city government. Also, there were several demands not mentioned in this, here's a picture of them.

    in 1973, Lincoln Detox was treating half the patients its contract called for

    Forcing addicts into treatment is a recipe for disaster. Presumably the insinuation here is that they were just too wacky for people to want to detox there, but I would expect some source quotes describing that clearly if that was the case.

    He learns from a doctor working at Lincoln Detox, but his education is interrupted when the doctor dies of a heroin overdose.

    The coroner's office reported finding no needle marks and no heroin in his urine.

    The article doesn't dispute the legacy of the program. Aside from this section specifically, here are some other general points I think illustrate the author's perspective.

    Sustained political violence is dependent on the willing cooperation of admirers and accomplices. The Left has these. The Right does not.

    This is either a straight up lie or ignorance. Dozens of bombings of women's health clinics, 100+ murders by explicit fascists, armed occupation of federal property, and more over the past 30-40 years.

    Institutions are one of two major assets that the Left has and the Right lacks. The other is Shock Troops.

    Institutions are organizations the Left controls that operate for the benefit of the Left’s people. The Right doesn’t really have these. As an example, there are occasional hard right lawyers, but so far as I know there is no such thing as the Reactionary Lawyers’ Guild.

    The other thing that the Left has that the Right doesn’t are Shock Troops: unshameable actors.

    Once again, either a blatant lie or willful ignorance. Some of the later conclusions in this article look really fucking stupid given recent events.

    If Trump fans pulled a Portland, running through the streets, intimidating motorists, smashing windows, what would press reaction be?

    Organizing protests like Portland and the other cities takes experience, efficiency, and a lot of people you can call out. The Left can do that. The Right can’t.

    No, I don’t think the Trump administration is going to be putting people in camps

    ........

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  17. Comment on Why we should all be activists in ~life

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    The most recent issue of Commune had a good article about the 1970 seizure of a hospital section by the Black Panthers and Young Lords, part of an effort to fight NYC's heroin epidemic.

    That said, I am interested in learning the mechanics of how and why protest is sometimes effective, so I'd like to hear any interesting examples you have of how direct action in the streets won people rights.

    The most recent issue of Commune had a good article about the 1970 seizure of a hospital section by the Black Panthers and Young Lords, part of an effort to fight NYC's heroin epidemic.

    Mutulu Shakur, Vicente “Panama” Alba, Cleo Silvers, Dr. Richard Taft, and others who ran the program innovated the use of acupuncture as a drug treatment modality in the US, a practice that has since become institutionalized and widespread. They won city funding for the detox program in 1971. They continued to run it until the police raided the detox facility in 1978, expelling the revolutionary leadership.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on On this day in 1791, the only successful slave uprising in history began in ~misc

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    CLR James' The Black Jacobins is an absolute must read for anyone with even a passing interest in politics and history, but this is a great short overview. With the recent news of the Trump...

    CLR James' The Black Jacobins is an absolute must read for anyone with even a passing interest in politics and history, but this is a great short overview.

    Although the process was contingent and unpredictable, the achievement of Haitian freedom and independence was forced through direct action, without mediation of ‘recognition’, ‘negotiation’ or ‘communication’. Enlightened arguments against slavery were hardly uncommon in the eighteenth century. Montesquieu poured scorn on its racial and religious ‘justifications’, the Encyclopédie labelled the colonial slave trade a crime against humanity, Rousseau identified slavery with a denial of humanity pure and simple. The mostly Girondin Société des Amis des Noirs supported a ‘carefully prepared freedom for the slaves’ within a reformed colonial system. There’s a world of difference, however, between the assertion of such fine principles and active solidarity with an actual slave uprising.

    With the recent news of the Trump administration taking action to detain migrants indefinitely, and saying flu vaccines will not be provided in those concentration camps, among a thousand other cuts in the neoliberal world order, I have to wonder if the lessons presented in the article will ever begin to sink into the minds of people who continue to insist that we're going to talk our way out of this. I'm not holding my breath.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on FBI Ranks 'Black Identity Extremists' Bigger Threat Than Al Qaeda, White Supremacists in ~news

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    considering the FBI's long history of specifically targeting Black people and organizers (COINTELPRO, Fred Hampton, etc etc), I think it's neither of these, and more like they don't give a shit...

    that they are organizationally crippled to the point that they are doing their job utterly wrong, or that possibly they know something that you don't?

    considering the FBI's long history of specifically targeting Black people and organizers (COINTELPRO, Fred Hampton, etc etc), I think it's neither of these, and more like they don't give a shit about white supremacists because it's a racist institution.

    8 votes