What grinds your gears?
Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:01 PM
Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:26 PM
Actually, such a confrontation would never happen in person, the anonymity that is the Internet grants anyone knee-jerk reactions to trivial matters because all the time in the world is theirs to do so. In a face-to-face situation, one would feel too pressured by psychological cues (such as their surroundings - the people around them and their target, all of these would have a collective impact on this person's response. From a frown to a twitch of an eyebrow. You wouldn't even have to say anything to influence most conversations) and most people just aren't witty enough to have needle-sharp replies before a discussion/confrontation would expire.
Right now it's taking me almost fifteen minutes to write this response, because I have time to construct it and think it out, anticipate a response and come up with several counter-points should my primay anticipation go ary. But face to face I have zero time to do all that, I'd mind-fumble, blurt out some nonsensical ranting that held more swearing than fact giving, and wrap up my primitive response with a "...and yeah."
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut anyway, you can't have everything! And as long as the Internet still functions, so will the stupids that plague it.
Hence why society is on the downfall and cybersociety (totally snagging that word if it's not been created already CALLED IT, DIBS) is on the rise.
Indeed, YouTube is already overshadowing TV, and just like the video killed the radio star, YouTube will mercilessly slay, decapitate, and defile the corpse of television. Society as a whole can agree that YouTube is an influential factor in said society. The news pulls some of their stories from YouTube, and half of their footage FOR stories from YouTube. Big companies can observe how the entities of YouTube (that's people) respond to products or media or any other kind of crap and adapt their plans to accomodate the collective opinions. The majority say "this is awesome!" then the companies/labels/something that makes things that people like are on the right track. If the majority put massive thumbs down and say "this is fake and gay", they'll take notice and avoid any further errors.
YouTube, as much as the Internet itself (the safer lands anyway, none who go out into the uncharted territories ever come back the same), is ultimately the decider of most world events. The planned ones anyway. YouTube is what voters are to a new presidency, in retrospect.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:09 PM
I hate them. This search for a laptop is driving me insane!!!! *foaming mouth*
Now lets look at it from a developer standpoint. They get to create videos, much like TV producers develop shows or directors develop movies for the purpose of catching an audience. What can be achieved out of said audience? Either it can merely be a recognition for the work you put into something you enjoyed making or it can be to make an actual living out of it.
So why then does popularity matter? Quite simple. Popularity equals more views and a bigger audience. This equals more attention and recognition, and in some cases more money. The exact same reason TV shows require popularity. The exact same reason any form of media requires popularity. Without popularity those forms of media would no longer continue to exist as they would be effectively pointless.
Whether or not you like a specific form of media, in this case YouTube - which may I add is an incredibly broad form of media that covers all kinds of people and interests so I am sure even you would find entertainment out of it - is subjective. But surely you can understand why people care about them, and their popularity? If not, I do consider that very narrow-minded.
I agree with the usefulness of youtube and the need for some sort of measurable popularity. I however do not feel that unrestricted comments are the best way to do it. I think that with a view count and a user rate thing would be adequate for popularity measuring purposes. Comments are not necessary for such a task. And I see how certain comments may help the author, that's a huge may. But I don't see the value of wading through pages of garbage to find the occasional useful comment. Or there's gotta be an efficient way to get rid of the vast sea of stupidity to find the small islands of constructive criticism.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:37 AM
Try Newegg.com, infinitely less suck as Best Buy, as far as I've heard from everyone.
The main reason for comments is to make the viewers feel like they have some form of interaction with the uploader. It's merely a form of entertainment for the viewers. It's not really necessary in most cases since, "omg plz maek diz a mod" is far from constructive criticism or proper praise. It's fun though, I see no reason to remove it.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:36 AM
Indeed. Psychological issues would determine a lot in the outcome. One's looks, the tone of one's voice, one's physique, the look in one's eyes etc. would have a great impact. And it's also correct that it's hard to come with good crushing replies when the discussion/confrontation goes on, they usually come afterwards. You come up with all the good replies when the confrontation is over because then you have the time to contemplate what was said and what would be a good counter to it.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:21 AM
What I absolutely hate though, is apple fags. [I totally changed what I was going to say here, because an Apple fag just exclaimed that we should learn Objective-C which is for Apple, which are 3 guys here]
Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:32 AM
I downloaded 93% of the update for BF 3 and then had to turn off my computer. I pauzed the update first and then closed off origin, and after that turned off my computer. As not to corrupt the download.
This morning I started it up and Origin said I had downloaded 93 percent of the update, so I said: continue updating.
origin said: TROLOLOLOLOLOL, I AM AT 26% NAO!
This means I have to redownload it the entire day again when no-one uses the computer since it sucks up all bandwith.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:37 AM
Currently in luck, only one online at the moment and this means it's close to 80%.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:15 PM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:00 PM
RonMaverick291 (Gametrailers) said:
Posted 07 December 2011 - 03:34 PM
And that all not in favour of my favorite team.
Atleast I know who the real winner is today.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:43 PM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:27 PM
I refuse to buy games that have Steam support for this reason! Automatic updating you cannot stop, even when you clearly told the program not to do it. Steam grinds my gears!
Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:22 AM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:12 PM
Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:19 PM
Yeah that's the big epic suck of modern gaming. What if I don't want the latest patch? What if I liked the game just fine without it? Previously this wasn't a big deal and you could just play singleplayer or in some cases multiplayer if there were people who had the same version as you and it was no big deal. Nowadays you can't even open the game unless it's up-to-date.
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