The above is just a flaming, flagrant example of a lack of respect for the property and effort of creators. Experiencing your statement feels like the Old Order delivered a bitch slap to my supple soul. This development is both necessary and sufficient for the development of TASing as a legitimate career path and a worthy art form. History is ripe with examples of monetization and the turn to professionalism developing clear scientifically verifiable improvements in terms of value. Otherwise I refer to my exquisite model exposition in my post above.
Bisqwit, I understand how you feel, but we need to keep up with the times and take a professional outlook considering the tough economic times. This is an excellent opportunity to offer better content to consumers while securing devoted TASers a solid, stable income. TASing can be done with such low expenses that this offers a great opportunity for the unemployed younger crowd with lots of time and limited resources. Maybe we are heading for a time when a TASing career is something one can proudly and confidently announce to prospective employers. What a great way to get ahead in today's competitive job market.
Indeed, this initiative is finally making TASing a professional pursuit. I've just quit my job and will be devoting at least the rest of this year to TASing. I can easily get 4:42 in SM64 with the ideas I've built up but I'll release the improvements in small increments to make more money.
Nach, et al., I salute you! You are creating flexible jobs, helping young people advance in life, and at the same time improving an already excellent source of art, entertainment and inspiration for generations to come. Let TASing and professionalism finally unite!
Perhaps I came off as arrogant. To me, the clouds look completely wrong with your filters.
I just think people should have the choice of which version to watch, which they will have if other uploads are allowed.
Honestly, the clouds look terrible with the texture filter you used in your encode. Aktan didn't make that mistake. So it's a bit of a shame if other uploads won't be allowed on YouTube, for no good reason (?)
This image shows what I mean: http://bildr.no/view/1342187
«McCarthyism [or "Red Scare"] is a newspeak epithet used in political discourse to obstruct or demonise analysis of political subversion against a nation; historically it was applied to opponents of communism in the United States (and later other places) by fellow travellers of the Soviet Union. The term was coined or popularised by Herbert Lawrence Block—commonly known as Herblock—a Jewish cartoonist in his 1950 polemic against Joseph McCarthy in the Washington Post. Usually the term was applied in conjunction with strawmen such as references to "witch-hunts", in a dialectic which suggested that it was simply absurd to even suspect that the KGB would attempt to infiltrate a rival country during the Cold War.»
You need to understand the ideology followed by dada and Enterim. Cultural Marxists are only interested in Western societies.
As Wikipedia describes: «Cultural Marxism is a term referring to a group of Marxists who have sought to apply critical theory to matters of family composition, gender, race, and cultural identity within Western society.»
Here is a quote from a cultural Marxist, to give you an idea:
«We are, in Marx's terms, "an ensemble of social relations" and we live our lives at the core of the intersection of a number of unequal social relations based on hierarchically interrelated structures which, together, define the historical specificity of the capitalist modes of production and reproduction and underlay their observable manifestations.»
Enterim notes on page 2 that «we understand the intersectionality of oppression». He's definitely gold.
Note that material like this can be generated with http://dev.null.org/postmodern/
Interesting post, moozooh. A few points:
Women have a weaker sex drive, judging from this: http://www.cookinglight.com/magazine/womens-wellness-poll-00400000054172/
Why do you think we live in a "puritan society"?
fschmidt has a theory of this:
«The fundamental difference between men and women is that men have an unlimited reproductive potential while women's reproductive potential is very limited. When a man has sex, he is giving away nothing of value. But when a woman has sex, she is potentially giving away a large aspect of her life if she gets pregnant. Today we have birth control to eliminate the practical side of this, but this doesn't change the feelings in us that were produced by evolution before birth control. This is why men still greatly value virginity in women, as can be seen in the cases where women auction off their virginity. But women place no value in the virginity of a man because there is no evolutionary basis for this feeling.»
My first world problem of the day: Seeing that the previous posters don't understand that my initial post was an intential spin of the thread's purpose to showcase that the first world has real and not just frivoulous problems.
Did you know every confirmed case of violent rape in Norway in 2010 were perpetrated by Muslim men?
The bottom line is, multiculturalism does not work. Anywhere.
I think we need homogeneity. Probably the greatest desire of humanity other than getting sex is avoiding diversity. Mostly, people can’t stand each other. I respect their judgement.
Does not diversity just cause trouble, almost everywhere? As much as one might want it to lead to comity, it doesn’t. Consider: Shiites and Sunnis, Irish Protestants and Catholics, Hutus and Tutsis; blacks, whites and Hispanics in the US; Turks and Kurds; Tamils and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka, Turks and Armenians; Indians and Ugandans; Turks and Germans; Jews in many places; Christians and Moslems in Sudan; Chinese and Indonesians, and so on for pages. None of these groups is evil, but none mix well. Usually they kill each other.
A staple of political correctness is that groups eventually merge into happy indistinguishable citizens. Occasionally, yes, if the groups are similar and want to assimilate: The Irish and Italians in the US did. Jared points out that, whatever one might wish, it usually doesn’t happen. Sunnis and Shiites have been around since the seventh century. They celebrate diversity by exchanging car bombs. In the US, neither blacks nor Amerindians have assimilated to the dominant European culture, nor have the cultures blended.
Similarly, Muslims in Europe don't see to have any will or intention to assimilate, so I can only see the division, hatred and crime rise.
(post partially adapted from Fred Reed articles)