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I'm having some of the worst social disasters and some of the worst misunderstandings in my over 10 years of internet usage lately.

On twitter if you get into a problem there isn't much of a discussion, there's 140 characters or less in which to make your point.

And even by then, it may too late; twitter is very fast. Twitter users are very fast too! No more time for friendship anymore! This is what the internet feels like to me. I feel like the internet brought us all together than blew us all apart! It's like how a Black Hole works.

Remember last year: WHY ARE THE BIRDS DYING?? (It was because the pace of information allowed people to know the birds were dying, but panic they did!)

I'm just a slow old man here --HIDING OUT ON THE CRAPPY LIVEJOURNAL.

YO! >:3
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I removed the friends lock!
Now the peons may read all my 2011 entries, mostly YouTube spam, but unparalleled quality entries!

This journal is for anybody! You don't need any permission to add me! Adding on livejournal is the right of all peoples.

Of course; I don't need any permission either!
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As you may already know or not know, I took a break from Minecraft between The alpha stage and the final stage. So I've had to do a lot of catching up over the last few weeks that I've been playing.

Part of what I do is watch a youtube video or two, though mostly I just go to the wiki. it isn't much, it's Minecraft. OR IS IT???...

You see, when I went into Youtube to look at Minecraft, I saw a lot of videos about "MINECRAFT NEWBS", and tutorial videos, "LET'S PLAYS" for Minecraft. Some videos entitled (i shit you not!:) "HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR FIRST DAY IN MINECRAFT". Is it really that complicated people!? It's Minecraft, it's in the name: mine then craft. Look at a wiki if you wanna know more.

But looking at the wiki reveals some horrible secrets! First of all is the "NEWB TOWER". The Newb Tower, is when people build a tower under their feet to reach a place. There is much scorn of the "newb tower" as it is newbish. I didn't know one could be newb and pro in this game, since you can peak your skill in say.. a week.

Second point!: CAPES! This makes me angry. NOTCH!!! DAMN YOU FUCKING NOTCH! You hard-coded Elitism *into the game* with capes? No I don't want to hear any fucking excuses out of you Notch, don't tell me to calm down or it doesn't matter or I'm being a bitch blah blah blah-- I thought you were about bringing back gaming! The drive of exclusive content is the way of the newschool which is blackening the soul of gaming!

-- Especially in Videogames!

Here's my tip to playing Minecraft, if you can stand the agony that you will never own a cape and if you like for the game (I totally do not mind or care if any of my readers hate the game): Just play the damn game, it's too fucking simple.
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I'd like to take a little bit of time to once again draw attention to my favorite little group of trouble-makers, wingnuts.

What are wingnuts? You may know them as Tin-foil hats, or Underwear munchers, or Purple Elephants. The point is these are the people who go beyond the confirmed and verifiable information and begin to speculate, if this specification is true of false is not the issue (though it tends to be false by rules of averages). These people tend to be hysterical in their conclusions, usually apocalyptic in nature.

Two important issues going on right now being damaged by wingnuts:
The Occupy Movement-
I could write a whole article about them but I would prefer not to (unless you people demand it); Their basic goal is to fight for a more fair and just society, what form that takes is not concrete yet. That's more or less fine by me, and I'm happy to see people try and promote real change; However there is a very toxic elements in this movement, First are the (hardcore) anarchists, who go further than saying they want justice or equality, but go as far as to say they want the total shutdown of government, banks; total wholesale. The problem isn't just what they say, but what they do; These anarchists tend to start riots because this is a good way to promote anarchy, they tend to fight police because they hate police (a lot!). I don't want to excuse police brutality, but when the anarchist wings start getting violent and confrontational with police, they are kind of setting you all up to be attacked by riot police.
The second fringe element is "Anonymous", or a section of Anonymous. I say a section because I doubt those posting the offending content actually represent the entire collective. In this city, they threatened to shut my off our internet if occupy was removed. How was this helpful? Having a group act like terrorists isn't exactly going to get people on your side (just the opposite) it will just make them scared of your movement or laugh at you. Not good.

Second is the anti-SOPA campaign.
Again, don't want to get into too much detail about SOPA, you probably know too damn much about this mess already. There is a active campaign to try and stop the bill, and that's great. however it seems people just can't help themselves, we got the usual suspects; I suspect the 9/11 truther/anti-vacination types not only talking about SOPA as a a security and censorship problem, but as a "corperate enslavement agenda". Unfortunately, because of the harsh opposistion to SOPA, and the fear surrounding it, these memes are infecting the rational as well. I just watched a rather level headed dude argue that the bill was just a means to put the internet into the control of big business.
Now, this isn't to say I absolutely disagree, I think it's possible that's just what the bill could do, but when opponents of the bill want to talk in this kind of language - CRAZY PEOPLE LANGUAGE, they dilute their point and people stop listening because it starts becoming less of a plea to fight sopa and more like watching FOX news. I make this plea: You're entitled to your corperate enslavement theory and being a part of this, because if you think so or not and oppose it I'm still on your side; but you need to realize that SOPA sounds bad enough without the conspiracy and hysteria!; You don't need these things and they will hurt your ability to get people on board and stop the bill.

Thank-you for reading.
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OK, so 10Q didn't work out. So I'm going to make it easier and try and get the ball rolling.

The first 5 people with the first 5 questions will have these questions answered in comic-form, again I am only doing this if I get 5 questions. A new provision is since I removed the friends-lock I will only do this for mutual friends.

Again, please don't ask overly-personal questions, and I'm going to ignore (and get very upset at you for) anything that looks like trolling.

You got 12 hours for the 5 questions. After this time passes, or when I get 5, then the window is closed.


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January 2012


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