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Paradox Interactive is Not Immune to Propaganda: Leftist Politics in Grand Strategy

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  1. arp242
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    The gist seems to be "it's not historically accurate in the full depth, therefore, propaganda". It's a game, not a description of history or political statements. Things are simplified and left...

    The gist seems to be "it's not historically accurate in the full depth, therefore, propaganda". It's a game, not a description of history or political statements. Things are simplified and left out because ... it's a game.

    I'm a little bit weary of people seeking political messaging behind every little thing. Sometimes things really are what they are at face value: in this case, probably a bunch of simplifications to make the game more manageable.

    If you want to make accusation of "propaganda" – which implies intent – you're going to have to do a hell of a lot better than this. Some people seem to have forgotten that the burden of proof is on the accuser.

    18 votes
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    Keegan
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    @Deimos this video was supposedly released on November 30th but the scraped data says December 1st. Is this a known issue?

    @Deimos this video was supposedly released on November 30th but the scraped data says December 1st. Is this a known issue?

    2 votes
    1. [7]
      cfabbro
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      For some unknown reason there appears to be a minor incongruity between the published date listed on the site itself and what is returned via the Youtube Data API (which Tildes utilizes to...

      For some unknown reason there appears to be a minor incongruity between the published date listed on the site itself and what is returned via the Youtube Data API (which Tildes utilizes to retrieve the metadata):

      https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/docs/videos/list?apix_params=%7B%22part%22%3A%22snippet%22%2C%22id%22%3A%22pX-0pn_Xyyk%22%7D

      "id": "pX-0pn_Xyyk",
         "snippet": {
          "publishedAt": "2019-12-01T03:48:39.000Z",
      
      3 votes
      1. [6]
        reese
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        The UTC representation looks familiar. It's 12/1/2019 at 3:48:39am. But, a local time representation is 11/30/2019 at 10:48:39pm. I believe that accounts for the incongruity.

        2019-12-01T03:48:39.000Z

        The UTC representation looks familiar. It's 12/1/2019 at 3:48:39am. But, a local time representation is 11/30/2019 at 10:48:39pm. I believe that accounts for the incongruity.

        8 votes
        1. [5]
          Keegan
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          Ohhh of course time zones would do that.

          Ohhh of course time zones would do that.

          1 vote
          1. [4]
            reese
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            Yeah, don't feel bad. Time zones and daylight savings time are a significant source of daily confusion, and literal heart attacks. I personally do not give a shit whether the sun, from my...

            Yeah, don't feel bad. Time zones and daylight savings time are a significant source of daily confusion, and literal heart attacks. I personally do not give a shit whether the sun, from my perspective, crosses the meridian at what we arbitrarily call 12:00pm. If we all got used to the 24-hour-clock, based only on Zulu time (GMT/CST), our self-imposed, schedule-related suffering would abruptly stop.

            4 votes
            1. [3]
              MimicSquid
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              This is definitely my ideal solution. Does it really matter whether businesses in an area cluster around a work schedule called 900 - 1700 or 300 - 1100? Not at all. Why do we bother? In a global...

              This is definitely my ideal solution. Does it really matter whether businesses in an area cluster around a work schedule called 900 - 1700 or 300 - 1100? Not at all. Why do we bother? In a global world the parochial nature of time zones seems so last century.

              2 votes
              1. [2]
                Sunward
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                I'll agree with @reese about DST, but disagree with you both about time zones. I'll let Sam "qntm" Hughes make the argument in favor of keeping them around, because he does so much more eloquently...

                I'll agree with @reese about DST, but disagree with you both about time zones.

                I'll let Sam "qntm" Hughes make the argument in favor of keeping them around, because he does so much more eloquently and thoroughly than I could: So You Want To Abolish Time Zones. The tl;dr is: now instead of having to know that location x is y hours off your time zone z (or googling current time in x), you now have to memorize (or google) arcane tables of local daylight hours for each location x you're interested in, plus you've obliterated the concept of the "day", and it only gets worse from there.

                I'll concede that things get a little iffier for people who live in communities straddling time zone borders, but, guess what: they, like all humans, adapt.

                ...Wait a second, wasn't this thread about a YouTube video about a game?

                1. MimicSquid
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                  I really don't think that's a eloquent argument against it. There are regular and repeated strawmen and reductio ad absurdum claims in there, down to arguing that you'd need a webcam to tell...

                  I really don't think that's a eloquent argument against it. There are regular and repeated strawmen and reductio ad absurdum claims in there, down to arguing that you'd need a webcam to tell whether the sun is up in Melbourne. If his argument starts with acknowledging that he's currently googling to tell when it's an appropriate time to call and ends with his uncle having a sleep schedule that diverges from the standard daytime for his area anyway so that he couldn't know regardless, there's no way to discuss the technical issues in the middle. That's an entertainment piece.

                  Yeah, I like talking about Paradox, but the logistics of time are way more interesting. :)