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  1. Ferguson

    Oh, you're right, my mistake.
  2. Ferguson

    My guess would be that the officer paniced when Brown started turning towards him, which would also go a ways to explaining the poor accuracy and the amount of shots. The handcuffing was probably protocol, even if it's ridiculous. You are absolutely correct about the distance and lack of lunging however.
  3. Ferguson

    It looks like he pulls it out of his jacket at 1:29, at which point the officers start saying "drop the knife" repeatedly. The video isn't clear enough to be certain but from then on his right hand looks like could be holding a knife.
  4. I'm going to be an asshole and state that, for me, the different in cadence makes it harder to listen to, but that's only because I play video games while listening to podcasts. It makes it slightly harder to subconsiously differenciate between what is podcast and what is game.
  5. If you listen carefully to their wording, E3 presenters seem to either say "Console Exclusive", as in "Only on our console but also on PC", or "Exclusive Trailer", meaning "We get to show you a thing but the game is actually it's on multiple consoles; we just wanted to say exclusive again" It's odd that exclusivity is the thing that they try to use to make people want to justify the purchasing of a piece of proprietary hardware.
  6. You have no idea how happy I am. I only found out about this Luigi thing 5 minutes ago, then I went to the podcast page and saw the episode title. Best.
  7. After the description of the iconic cap and the subsequent google search, I realized that for the past week or so everyone at the EB Games (Australian Gamestop) that is across the road from my work have been wearing the iconic cap. Because the staff uniform is also black with a small amount of dark red, I assumed it was just part of the uniform that for some reason required them to start wearing hats indoors. It is that much of an unremarkable hat. By saying this you are inititiating the exact same kind of shit-flinging but from the other side of the fence.
  8. On Transistor's lore/story, a quite a bit of it is in the save nodes when you inspect the functions. It's still quite fractured in the way Bastion was though.
  9. Transistor

    I am glad that this game is good and that I have confermation that Bastion wasn't a fluke.
  10. Of course, and I think in that case it would serve the listener well if they did have the ability to disreguard things whose sole purpose is to incite offence. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with not being able to do so. Regardless, that doesn't change the fact that offense is not something that is transmitted from one person to another. I'm not advising that we don't take into account what people find offensive. At least not if you want to remain on good terms with them.
  11. I implied nothing of the sort. My point is that that idea that offense is created by the speaker and given to the listener is falsehood and does not hold up even under cursory scrutiny. Tycho's post has no baring on that and has little to do with me. This does not imply however, that I believe that taking offense is unwarranted or a weakness of some kind. People should be offended by things that cause a great grievance to them, that's important.
  12. I don't think that differentiating between intent and action is semantic, but okay.
  13. I don't think that it's possible for there to be more than intent to give/cause offense. It's possible that I'm wrong.
  14. No, I care about what they're trying to say, I just think they're wrong. Additionally, "fucking cunt" is a toothless insult, especially when said over the internet. At worst, they're just calling me an asshole, which is true to some degree. It means even less when it's sole purpose is to offend. The idea that offense can be given is flawed when someone attempts to give it to me and I do not receive it. It is also flawed in the fact offense is an entirely subjective feeling and not a physical object. While things can be said with the intent to cause offense, it is not something that you can give to another person, no more than you can give happiness, sadness or anger. If offense were truly given, then it would be entirely up to the speaker whether or not the listener was offended. This is not the case.