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Kawaii Koneko

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About Kawaii Koneko

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    G Skill Sniper 16GB DDR3 1600 PC3 12800
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  1. Again, it is an implicit understanding. Yes, I'm well aware of the alternatives. But I didn't mention it just like I wouldn't if I was saying "If you don't like the price of the Blu-ray then don't buy it", I also wouldn't include the alternatives of shoplifting or pirating it. Okay. If me being wrong allows you to continue to feel justified in not supporting content creators, then fine. Enjoy the content while it lasts because as YouTube continues to make it harder for creators to earn a living and more people like you deprive them of compensation for watching their content, many will just quit. But I'm right anyway. YouTube can't control whether or not users actually watch the ads but you as an individual can choose whether or not you are willing to contribute financially by allowing an ad to load to support the creator and platform you are using. If you can't be bothered to do that, stop using the service. It doesn't matter what you think YouTube should do to monetize or how they should handle adblock users. The fact YouTube hasn't done anything to stop adblock users doesn't change the fact that you are depriving content creators of money. YouTube uses ads to monetize and you choose to bypass them knowing very well you deprive the platform and content creator of money. That is really the bottom line here. And yes, doing so is a form of entitlement. Whether or not you openly say you should get videos for free, you know what you are doing. Come on dude, this the kind of thing Scumbag Steve would do. And no, I have no problem using a dead meme. You are welcome to do whatever you like like. Should you choose to deprive hard working creators of their revenue and can sleep well at night because "reasons" then go for it. I'll admit that I haven't had the displeasure of having to watch ads in quite some time but I am aware that some videos are chock-full of them. But once again I'll reiterate, don't like it, don't watch it. If you want to watch something that has ads and you know that is how the platform and creator support themselves, then loading the ads is just the right thing to do. Shame you can't see that.
  2. Getting offended over actual sexual assaults or whatever you are referring to is a completely different matter. Obviously, if any of it is true, it isn't an example of just being offended about something. It's quite serious. I don't know the exact context of the Twitch stuff you are talking about so it really doesn't help me understand where you are coming from. I'm talking about people being offended over jokes and others reacting violently to people with opposing views. As for previous generations, they certainly played their part in being destructive but I don't remember them being violent over rock and roll though. I don't think you saw violent reactions like you see today. Just look at the destructive behavior you saw when Trump won. Just look at what is going on right now where people get shot for crossing barricades put up by protesters. Look at the conservatives that have been canceled from speaking at college campuses over concerns of violence. Remember when Berkeley had to cancel Milo Yiannopoulos after protesters caused over $100k in damage? That is what I'm talking about. We live in a society where a sizable portion of our population cannot stand dissenting opinions to the point they react violently and many of them are unfortunately from my Millennial generation that I am a part of.
  3. I totally disagree. The service is free with ads. As in ads are the trade off for not paying for a subscription. Therefore, if you don't want to pay actual money, then you should let the ad play. By blocking it, you are taking away the revenue that YouTube and the content creator is depending on. Like I said, it isn't illegal but it is morally the same thing. You get to choose when you watch YouTube, do you pay or watch ads? It's one of the two. It doesn't matter whether you literally watch it. The advertiser pays the same amount whether you watch or not. By watching, I just mean dealing with the ads as in allowing them to load. That shouldn't have even needed to be stated. And again, the agreement is understood. Ads are for free users and no ads are for paid users. There is no legal contract or enforcement but it should just be morally assumed that since you aren't paying for it, you should allow the ads to load. Do you not want to support the content creators you watch? Are you really so entitled that you think you should just get to watch their content for free? Is is that hard to let an ad load and then click skip after five seconds? It certainly does based on the implicit understanding that if you don't pay for a subscription you are supposed to deal with the ads.
  4. You're deviating from the topic at hand by talking about me too stuff and Twitch drama. That's too much to get into here and would have to be evaluated on a case by case basis. I was talking about the joke Linus made and also how people get offended over differing opinions to the point they react violently. Maybe they should come and complain then instead of someone else. People are always complaining and being offended for someone else. I want to hear from the actual offended party, not someone else. That's just what happens then. If people aren't familiar with the show and aren't aware of how long Luke and Linus have known each other than that's not really anyone's problem but the viewer. I think most people are quick enough on the uptake that they can figure out when something is actually an insult or a joke. I mean come on. Most people watching will see the interactions between them and realize they have a friendly relationship and will easily be able to figure out it was just a friendly jab based on the rest of their interactions.
  5. Watching the ads are your payment for getting to use YouTube. By circumventing them, it is the same thing as stealing. If you don't want to watch ads, then you should should stop using YouTube, not bypass the ads. Content. It's the same thing as downloading movies you didn't pay for in the store except in this case, you pay for the video by watching the ad. This is an understood agreement between YouTube and the user. By using adblock you are basically stealing. Sure, not in the legal sense, but morally you definitely are.
  6. That's how YouTube supports itself and creators. Don't like it? Don't use it. That's how a free market works. Yeah, but using it is tantamount to stealing and highly immoral. Watching ads are the terms for using the service and somehow skipping out on it is like skipping the bill at a restaurant. That's the solution. I personally have been using Red/Premium/All Access/whatever you want to call it since they introduced the initial beta. I've been a member ever since and even upgraded to the family plan. It is worth every single penny. Being able to watch videos ad free and still support creators is a good feeling. Being able to play videos with the screen off and download them without having to resort to any kind of hack or third party app is also very useful, especially for someone who likes to listen to videos when they exercise and lives in a rural area with a 1x connection. And of course, Play Music is a huge boon for the service as well. I use it all the time and it has pretty much all the mainstream artists I listen to plus a lot of the smaller, less heard of artists. Being able to upload my music and download it to whatever device I'm using is nice too. Those are things you are supposed to pay for and you are stealing by circumventing them.
  7. And it has gotten to the point that just challenging a person's world view can lead to a mental meltdown, if not a violent outburst. People have become so indoctrinated in their little cocoons that not only can they not handle the fact that the world doesn't always meet their belief of how things should be but they view other opinions and even jokes as something that needs to be purged... just look what's happening in America right now. My generation is going to ruin this country as they begin to take power. There is pretty much always a way to interpret something as offensive if you try. That's the problem. People are practically looking to be offended. Yes, you are correct that if someone starts calling your slur that you are the victim in that case and you taking offense would be justified. That is clearly not what happened in this case. Someone got offended over a joke directed at a friend/employee and the OP is taking offense that something was offensive to someone else.
  8. Distress.... Increasing the stats of one's skin thickness would be a worthwhile investment. Was it directed at the viewer with dyslexia? No. Then it wasn't bullying and thus cannot normalize it. Context is everything. A point invested in perception would be wise as well.
  9. China abused the whole world during Covid-19. It's thanks to them Covid-19 even made contact with humans and we still can't say whether or not that was intentional. Agreed. Government shouldn't tell private citizens which apps they can use on their phone. It's up to the user to decide which risks they are willing to take.
  10. Is it worth spending that much more just to be able to use PS3 controllers? The buttons feel a bit tighter sure, but other than wireless, you aren't going to be able to take advantage of motion features anyway. Personally, I prefer the extra weight of the DualShock 2 controllers and the feel of the plastic. It has a more premium feel. You seem to really have your heart set on getting the PS3 for backwards compatibility alone which is just a huge waste IMO but it sounds like you don't want to drop the $300 plus on one either. I really think your only winning solution here is just to buy a PS2. You aren't going to get any extra performance from PS2 games on a PS3 and you won't get much advantage from using the PS3 controllers other than wireless. It just seems like a no brainer to get a PS2.
  11. Played video games and got a bit loopy if you know what I mean.
  12. Like has been said, you won't get a performance boost. This isn't the XBox One backwards compatibility lol. Dude, I really think a PS3 just isn't the way to go UNLESS you want to play PS3 games and you want a modded console. You may actually want to consider that route if you are willing to shell out the dosh. A lot of PS3 games have been undubbed which basically means modders have taken a game, removed the English voice acting and replaced it with the original Japanese voice actors/actresses. Pretty freaking cool. It also opens the door to a lot of fansubs. But make sure you buy the original game before you do any of this so you aren't pirating. You can find the PS2 pretty cheap if you look around. I see them in Goodwill fairly often for $20 or so. If it turns out the system doesn't work, Goodwill will take it back. I recommend getting a FAT version and then finding a network adapter. Unlike the Dreamcast Ethernet adapter, the PS2 ones are dead cheap. You can find them for under $20 if you buy a used one. Then just buy a Free MC Boot memory card for under $10 and then throw in a cheap IDE hard drive. Now you can install your PS2 games to the hard drive and play imports. I didn't even have to buy a hard drive because I'm a nerd and have 30-40 old ones just sitting in drawers so I just thew one in lol. Play your cards right and you can do this all for under $100 USD vs the PS3 route where you are looking at around $300 give or take. If you want to tinker, you could pick up a copy of MGS 3 Snake Eater and do the softmod yourself. That's the way I went.
  13. Yeah, they have gone up in value quite a bit. Seems like $250-$350 is going to be about what you'll pay. Since you live in the States, maybe try Craigslist. Someone who doesn't really know the market value might let one go cheap. Also, are you just looking to play PS2 games or do you want a PS3 to play PS3 games as well? Just getting a PS2 to play PS2 games would be the cheapest and quickest option here if just playing PS2 games is your goal. PC emulation is also an option.
  14. Haha, you're right about them spoiling you. I drive a 2004 Lexus LS430 with the Ultra Luxury package which is a fourteen year old luxury car and it has totally spoiled me. There are so many cars that I like but then I look at them and I see they don't have adaptive cruise or something like that and it turns me off. Hell, just a vehicle not having air conditioned seats is a turn off for me now. I have to remind myself that cars are more than that, especially when it comes to the interesting ones like the Fiat 500 Abarth, Miata, E39 M5, MR2 (any gen), etc. I mean, the E39 series is one of my favorite BMWs of all time and now I get turned off by them not having features on my Lexus despite the fact they aren't meant to be what my full size luxury sedan is lol. I disagree though about these features being contrived. I think improving the automobile has been a natural evolution since the first one was invented. I think it is totally natural for luxury cars to exist in the way they do. I'm not talking about the subscription stuff but just the features in general. I think you are really missing out by just viewing the vehicle as a point a to b device, like some sort of trolley. You only live once so you might as well enjoy the best things in life that you can afford. I suspect we won't see it for things like that as they have become so standard on higher end vehicles these days. I can honestly see a justification for something like Auto Pilot, especially if it is using cellular towers for information or something like that. I'm not very familiar with Tesla's Auto Pilot but I know it is something that is constantly being developed and updates are sent to the car so it is kind of like service to begin with. I actually wouldn't be too upset if I had to pay a subscription for it... if I even had a Tesla lol. That was a great series. I watched it a few days ago and was pretty impressed with what an amazing job he was able to do. That said, what does this have to do with what we are talking about? You should make a new thread about it as it would be pretty cool to chat about it.
  15. I really don't think it is a good idea to use the same name across every site for security and privacy reasons.