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  • Rallier commented on New captain disillusion video!

    @General Desire: He had a long spree initially where is was pretty regular but all the sudden it stopped. That'll kill a good part of your viewer base for sure.

  • Rallier commented on New captain disillusion video!

    I really love this guy's work, it's a shame that he does not post videos more often but I can only assume that what he makes is pretty labour intensive and that he has other things to do as well.

    He isn't really getting the number of views he deserves in my opinion, but that's the fickle nature of Youtube for you.

  • Rallier commented on Heavy troll traffic

    @StephenWestervelt: Hey now, there were only 70 spam posts for me to delete, that's not too bad. /s

  • Rallier commented on Do a podcast on Gamergate

    @kim_a: "And your claim that the behavior and attacks are in any way symmetrical from both sides is absurd." You've never read twitter comments i see.

    Look, there is so much to this, and i do not care talk about any of it in detail.

  • Rallier commented on Do a podcast on Gamergate

    @kim_a: What debate are you on about?

  • Rallier commented on Do a podcast on Gamergate

    @texasworldmusic: I hate to engage in this because frankly it has become such a mess that it's not worth the trouble.

    When i said it was a clusterfuck i meant it. Tested may very well talk about free speech and respect but that is just a part of the whole picture.

    From the top of my head there is:

    • Sarkeesian dishonest kickstarter
    • Sarkeesian painting the whole male demographic, and games as sexist and misonogyst in her video series.
    • The deal with that one dev sleeping with a reviewer from kotaku.
    • The initial gamersgate movement that called for better journalistic standards in the gaming press.
    • All the gawker sites working together to slam and silence the emerging movement.
    • The (successful) call for boycott of the gawker sites and their advertisers.
    • Attacks from supporter from both groups viler than you can imagine.
  • Rallier commented on Do a podcast on Gamergate

    @kim_a: it was a different, unrelated threat.

  • Rallier commented on Do a podcast on Gamergate

    @kim_a: Guess i'm not 100% filled in.

    edit; turns out it was someone called brianna wu who did that.

  • Rallier commented on Do a podcast on Gamergate

    I'd rather not.

    It's such a bloated subject that can be summed up as an utterly poisonous clusterfuck of fingerpointing and broad generalizations. Two insane strong voices clashing drowsing out the sensible people.

    I honestly doubt that the Tested staff would be able to discuss it correctly.

    As for her receiving a death threat, not surprising, every famous person does. Does not make it good, far from it, but I honestly do not get why people are surprised.

    I believe she even went so far as to publish the actual threat which is the most nonsensical thing you could ever do, unless you have other motives that is. I feel like she is milking it in her favour.

    I doubt the threat was ever serious, i remember reading that the local police and the university staff looked into it and said everything was safe.

    Most likely a troll that ended up hitting jackpot, whilst playing in her hand.

  • Rallier commented on Heavy troll traffic

    @General Desire said:

    Yeah, this is freaking scary, they're starting to take over our own topics. So many people offering to moderate, me included. @will,@norman, let us help. Me personally, I am in western Europe, so could spent a couple minutes deleting crap before you wake up.

    @Rallier , you actually are a mod, don't you have closer contact with Will and Norm/behind the scenes Tested people?

    Yes I have, but not in a way that i can influence anything that Tested, or rather it's parent company does.

  • Rallier commented on Chris Hadfield has a book out

    Tested second favourite Canadian has a book out today(?) titled "You Are Here"

    In You Are Here, astronaut Chris Hadfield creates a surprisingly intimate and compelling visual essay about the planet we live on, choosing the best from the thousands of photos he took on the International Space Station.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22104991-you-are-here

    So far only 5 star ratings on the various online book stores. Barns and Noble has it at the cheapest price apparently.

  • Rallier commented on Adventuring with Eric Cheng - 10/14/2014

    http://www.echeng.com/

    http://vimeo.com/echeng

  • Rallier commented on Text edit bar's styling messed up.

    Not sure if this one is only on my end but the text edit tools background images seem to have quadrupled in size for some reason.

  • Rallier commented on Will there be an Octoberkast 2014?

    Screw those Extra Life people and their collecting funds for sick kids!

    We want live 24h SPACEROCKS Tournemant cast!

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  • Rallier commented on Beat Down Boody's 2014 Dragon Con Videos

    Rewatched the first video, that's Harrison with the cart. How did i miss that...

  • Rallier commented on Worth Watching: The Largest Glacier Calving Ever Filmed

    This needs some people in it so that the scale is clearer.

    That may have come out wrong...