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"Those who go mad are merely thoughtful souls who failed to reach any conclusions." - Bloodborne

Monday, September 19, 2016

Stop the bullshit about race and the police.

I want to start off by saying that no, I don't deny that there are issues with police behavior and accountability. I also don't deny that there are some racist police who abuse their power. I don't deny that some people are killed when it could have been avoided. I don't think anyone who's fairly sane and paying attention would deny that any of these issues are real things. What I'm concerned about is the level of absurdity surrounding these issues and the way people talk about them.

It seems that every time someone is shot who's not white, particularly if they're black, reality is thrown out the window and they're instantly declared a victim of some kind of cabal of racist police who hunt down people for being black. Regardless of witnesses, video or other evidence. Check this out.

This dude had his hands up, but kept walking to his vehicle and then starting REACHING INSIDE and people wonder why he got shot. "What a poor, poor innocent soul. Why would this happen? Those racist assholes must pay for extinguishing this angel in his prime!"

Are you shitting me here? Do you think anyone else, regardless of their skin color, wouldn't have gotten shot here? I bet I would have, and I'm white as fuck. But police MUST be killing an inordinate amount of black people, right? That's what we hear on the news. Well, not so much.

According to The Washington Post, police kill far more white people than black people. I shit you not. Check out the numbers for 2015. But it must be worse THIS YEAR, right? I mean, we've heard so much about it in 2016, #blacklivesmatter and all that jazz. Well, we also have numbers for 2016 so far. Scroll down a bit and highlight "+race"

Yep, many more white people killed (the largest group of people killed by police both years so far) far outweighs the number of black people killed. Why don't you hear about it? Because, in my opinion, white people aren't constantly telling each other how victimized they are by society and "institutionalized racism" and other such insanity. If white people rioted and blocked highways every time a white person was killed by police, that's ALL YOU'D EVER HEAR ABOUT.

Like I said at the start of this post, I don't deny that there are genuine issues with police. I just think that as long as we're constantly bullshitting ourselves about them, we'll never be able to solve them.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

My stupidity is spreading.

I noticed a few websites recently referencing tweets I've made so I thought it would be fun to list them here. I'm not full of myself or anything, I'm not a big shot famous guy, it's just amusing.

  • I was mentioned on Cinemablend.com for my obsessive Twitter post about the NX and Nintendo's lack of an announcement. Link

  • I was mentioned on a blog here for a Twitter post I made about a Donald Trump quote Hillary Clinton's Twitter account was referencing. Link

  • A Twitter post I made about a viral image was mentioned on hellogiggles.com. Link

  • Yahoo.com wrote an article about the same viral image and they also mentioned my Twitter post about it. Link

  • esquire.com listed their favorite tweets in the #FeministAMovie and mine was right at the top. Link

  • In a techtimes.com article about the final Splatfest in the Wii U game Splatoon they listed a tweet I made about it. Link

  • Funnily enough, A joke I made about the NFL using the #GamerGate tag was listed on the NBC 5 page about a Football game. Link

I just thought some of these were funny :D

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Future plans for DavidGXtube / setup.

Last Updated: 9/10/2016

Hey folks. I thought I would give an outline of what I want to do and get for my YouTube channel in the not-too-distant future.

I'll update this post as things get bought/set up.

  • Better Lighting

    Status: DONE! Better lighting provided via a couple of LED lamps. Thanks to Mint Plays!

  • Better Webcam Video Quality

    Status: Ongoing. I have a Logitech C920 Webcam so I don't think there's a better webcam that currently exists. I may eventually get a video camera and use it as a webcam for videos. Still researching this. Let me know if you have any ideas.

  • Replace Facerig Avatar in News Bit With Me

    Status: Not Yet. This will require a decent quality video camera (which I may also end up using as a web cam) and a green screen plus something to light everything with. I can probably use my little writing desk, and I'll need to get something (just the top half) to wear that looks news-y.

  • System Upgrade

    Status: Partial. I recently acquired 32GB of DDR3 RAM thanks to Mint Plays!. I still plan on upgrading my system to a DDR4/AMD "Zen" set up early 2017. At least now I have enough RAM to render videos and not have to close Chrome or risk losing work.

    I'm definitely still looking forward to those new AMD chips. Having 8 high performance cores is going to be very nice for rendering and the silly way in which I record videos using two separate copies of OBS. (If you'd like me to do a video demonstrating that, let me know.)

  • Ask DavidGX Videos

    Status: Too Soon? I'd like to do a regular, or perhaps semi-regular, "Ask DavidGX" where people submit questions and I answer them. I've put out a call for questions to my Ask.fm page but haven't gotten much response. Anonymous questions are enabled so if I get enough (maybe 10 answerable questions) I'll do a video answering them. This might just be a thing I have to wait to do until I have a larger audience.

  • Live Streams Status: Testing. I'd like to do more live streams. But, again, this may be something I'm forced to wait on until I have a larger audience. I've messed around with streaming a little bit on my Twitch Channel and it's gone fairly well. I may switch to doing streams directly to YouTube but I need a bigger audience before either option is really viable. I'd love to stream more but I think spending the time on my YouTube channel would be a better use of it right now.

That's the list so far. Got any ideas for me? Anything I'm not doing that you'd like to see me do on YouTube? Let me know in a comment to this post, over at my YouTube Channel or on Twitter.

Friday, July 22, 2016

News Bit: 7/21/2016

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