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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

How to easily comment on the upcoming COPPA FTC regulation.

If you need some background on this, watch this excellent video from Arlo.

Here's a link to comment. In your comment you'll want to include the text “COPPA Rule Review, 16 CFR Part 312, Project No. P195404,”

So what's this about? Without getting into the fine details, YouTube has had an issue with videos targeting young children. You may have heard about those weird elsa/spiderman videos. YouTube collects data on people watching videos. Apparently, you aren't supposed to do that for people under that age of 13... whoops! So now the FTC has decided that going after individual content creators for any videos that may look like they're intended for children with massive, life-ruining fines. Why go after people who AREN'T collecting any data on children? GOOD QUESTION!

Many of your favorite YouTubers may shut their channels down out of fear if this goes through. Please let the FTC know that this is unfair and just plain awful. I would appreciate it very much if you could leave them a comment on this.

Oh, and another important thing you could do is to sign the petition because every little bit helps. I'd appreciate it very much.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

It's time to start calling people out. Massively.

I think it's time we drop the whole "just ignore them" idea regarding the insane cultist "woke" crowd. This was the idea for a while, just ignore them. That's what I did, or tried to do. I don't think that's the ticket.

The only thing ignoring these people has accomplished is giving them the false impression that their absolutely moronic opinions are opposed by only a tiny minority. This isn't the case, and it needs to be made clear. The only thing it's done is allow them to get their hooks deeper and deeper into everything that we love, running almost completely unopposed, because we were ignoring them.

No, these people don't need to be ignored. They need to be called out. Every single time they talk some stupid shit about "manspreading" or "cultural appropriation." Every single time they sound off with some crap like "you can't be racist against X because Y" or "it's okay when WE do it!" they need to hear from you, and me, and everyone else. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Every post needs to be ratio'd. I'm talking hundreds, THOUSANDS of replies to every single bit of stupidity from these idiots.

I'm calling on everyone to join me in this. It's time to let these people and everyone else know that this crap just isn't going to go unopposed anymore. These people need to be reminded just how extremist and "out there" they and their stupid opinions really are.

What do you think?

P.S. If you'd like to get away from all this idiocy for a while, why not head over to my YouTube channel? I do videos on the weekdays and stream on the weekends. Come say hi!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Why do I mostly make fun of the left?

Most of the time if I'm calling some person or group out for being a gigantic pile of idiot, it's probably someone or some group on the left. Usually the far-left. I've said before that the only time I've ever voted was for Barack Obama, the first time he ran, as a registered Democrat... so why the switch? Am I a Republican? No. I'll explain with a little story.

John runs a little bar. Every Wednesday night a guy comes in, always smells of shit. Actual shit. Horrible stuff. People call him "Shitty Bob." No one knows if it's because he doesn't shower, or maybe he just works a really dirty job? No one is sure. It's become a regular thing and no one says anything to him about it at this point, it's just been accepted.

Every Wednesday night they also get a guy in the bar named Steve. Steve is always neatly dressed, smelling lightly of cologne. A real classy guy. He has his odd moments like most people but overall he's well liked.

This happens for a while until, one Wednesday night, in comes Shitty Bob, smelling of shit, and no one says anything, they're used to it. He's Shitty Bob! He ALWAYS smells like shit! An hour or so later, Steve comes in and he smells shitty too. Almost immediately someone stands up and says loudly "GEEZ, STEVE, WHAT HAPPENED? WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS?"

And that's why I mostly dump on the crazier parts of the left now.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The new Twitter UI is dumb. Here's how to fix it.

So Twitter got a redesign and now that everyone has been forced to use it, most people dislike or just outright hate it. Fortunately, there does seem to be a way to fix the problem in the form of a browser addon. There's a Firefox and Google Chrome version. How long these will continue to work, I don't know. But for now, here's the links.

Firefox: GoodTwitter

Chrome: GoodTwitter

Or, just open the addon interface in your browser and search for "GoodTwitter" without the quotes. Let me know if this works, or stops working, for you.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stop calling them "journalists."

So I thought I would post more on here than just recent YouTube uploads. I haven't done that in some time, so here goes.

I think we need to stop referring to people who blog about video games professionally as "journalists."

Back at the start of GamerGate, it was pretty clear to a lot of people that something was rotten with gaming "journalism." While GG was well-meaning, I think it was ultimately ignorant as to what the true issue was. You see, we thought the problems involved a lack of ethics, journalistic standards, professionalism. We contacted advertisers to pull sponsorship from unethical news sources and petitioned them to update their policies.

After a while, it became clear that we weren't just looking at a slight lack of ethics. Journalism as a whole, video game or otherwise, had been infiltrated by radicals. Political extremists, mostly of the far-left variety. People who were trying to use their status as "journalists" to push their politics. These people weren't just lacking in "journalistic professionalism" they were out of their mind. They were never "journalists" to begin with.

You'll see stuff like this all the time. These people complaining about and outright attacking their audience, gamers. They have no standards, no professionalism, very little actual sanity. They're activists. At best, they aren't gaming journalists, they're bloggers.

That's what I propose we call them from this point forward. Gaming bloggers. As bad as most "journalism" these days is, these people are even worse than that. These people aren't reporting objective facts, digging up information people need and treating their audience fairly. They certainly don't deserve the title of journalist.

What do you think?