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BolexForSoup

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Former landed gentry.

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I gotta say, Reddit has some stones calling us “landed gentry,” forcefully removing/threatening to remove mods, and demonstrating just a general disdain for their own userbase, then following up it all up with “pwetty pwease buy our stock and tell us your real name” barely half a year later.

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@Rentlar I am still friends with the mod team I used to work with, we chat a lot on discord. The only thing I’ve heard them say positive is that Reddit has rolled out a few useful mod tools, but a lot of the other tools are still clunky or broken and a lot of requested features are still being ignored. That’s about as close to a compliment as I’ve heard them give

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I find many people advocating for men do so by tearing down the rights and causes of women. It’s very frustrating.

We can acknowledge male victims without discounting women.

BolexForSoup,
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You can assign whatever values you want to Lemmy and the broader fediverse, but at the end of the day, the devs (and instance admins) can do whatever they want and you really don’t have a say.

Legal, illegal, immoral, unethical, progressive, regressive. Nothing bars them outside of technical issues from being as responsible or reckless as they want.

The beauty is that nothing is stopping you from creating your own fork or your own instance that exemplifies these values.

BolexForSoup,
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If I were to ever engage with Reddit stock there isn’t a single thing you, they, or anyone could ever say to get me to purchase it on Reddit’s terms. Fuck Reddit. This “landed gentry” has no interest in continuing that abusive relationship.

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but hamstrung by an onboard 33.6kbps modem.

That was not the issue tbh. Console online MP didn’t really become a thing outside of a handful of games (with small playerbases) until the 360/PS3/Wii era, with the one major exception being the Xbox with Xbox live. But the Xbox didn’t launch until 2 years after Dreamcast and Xbox live didn’t go up until almost 4 years after Dreamcast’s launch.

What killed Dreamcast was likely a few things.

  1. Sega was in dire financial straits after the Saturn. Sony buried them hard and they were losing $100-$150 a unit by some estimates because Sony forced them to drop the price on their already expensive to manufacture console to compete with the PSX. You should check out the podcast Business Wars, they did a series on Nintendo vs PlayStation that actually covered this incredibly well. I have read a lot about the industry, but that was honestly one of my favorite ways of hearing that story. It’s very engaging.

  2. The Dreamcast era was interesting. Sega restructured into basically several companies under the gaming banner - it was kind of cool. One company focused on experimental games, one company focused on porting arcade games (one of the console’s greatest strengths), things like that. Unfortunately, they did not trust in their own vision, and they pulled the plug on development/support very early. There are not a lot of games for the Dreamcast and they were only developing them for like half the time other consoles get support.

  3. Price. We’ve seen it time and time again. Coupled with the awkward timing of the launch (2 years before Xbox, 1 year before PS2) and people were able to buy clearly superior consoles for the same price or cheaper. It needed to be $50 cheaper and come out in 1997. It was better than an N64/PSX but inferior to 6th gen competitors.

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Sorry for the total monologue there lol I just love this subject. And I love my dreamcast!

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I’m not sure how the “general majority” could speak of FOSS as something dubious considering the general majority has no idea what FOSS means or is.

If you look down on people who are not as informed/tech savvy as you, you will never win them over. It’s an information problem and it can be solved.

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You either die the hero and all that

BolexForSoup,
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You should try healthier ways of communicating tbh. Catch more flies with honey and all that.

BolexForSoup,
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See I thought this was clearly established lol it’s why I’ve been saying for weeks this is dumb, try-hard, and playing into the GOP’s hands.

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I was a mod for a medium/large-ish sub, leaving Reddit was the best decision I’ve made in a minute.

Fuck Reddit.

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I don’t know why you are guesstimating numbers when this data is readily available

For starters, gay marriage has 71% support as of May 2023.

It is important to point things like this out because the people who are actively trying to erode LGBT rights are a very small minority with disproportionate power. We outnumber them by a large margin. We can beat them.

This is the civil rights issue of our time.

BolexForSoup,
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He’s getting a tiny bit of pushback because it’s an unhinged chest pounding power fantasy. Maybe that should be the focus of your concern instead of magic internet points.

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You’re flirting with a Kanye-style “if I were a slave I’d have fought back” comment.

BolexForSoup,
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At this point, Google seems to be doing it to anybody by default with privacy stuff inplace. I’ll be doing two or three Google searches in a single day, not much more than that, and I get flagged for “suspicious activity.” I mean it’s ridiculous. It makes looking up technical questions such a pain.

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Yeah, I guess I could jump around to other servers but proton is a pretty big name, so I can’t imagine all of them aren’t flagged

What games do you recommend for my girlfriend?

My girlfriend has never really gamed. But she’s now forced to move less than she would like to (health problem) and she’s getting bored. I was thinking of introducing her to a game or two that we could play together. She’s not the real action game type, and seeing as she has no experience with controller/mouse and keyboard...

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There are a lot of great games that are basically playable movies, like As Dusk Falls and Heavy Rain. Great way to ease people into games. Plus if they’re bored, it will also scratch the edge of watching a good movie/TV show.

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You don’t need to use ableist language to get your point across.

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It’s because they have a total lack of imagination. The vast majority them think none of this could ever happen to them.

BolexForSoup,
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“Republicans want live babies so they can grow up to be dead soldiers.”

BolexForSoup,
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You may be unable to interpret humor, but you don’t really have an excuse when they put a /j and literally tell you they wouldn’t actually do this.

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