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Kaftan Barlast

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    In the middle of the night when everything was still, she heard clawing and gnawing, nibbling and squabbling. She could hear the wolves in the walls, plotting their wolfish plots, hatching their wolfish schemes
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    Tea & biscuits, cucumber sandwhiches, croquet, playing piano, cricket, going to the races, reading poetry, thinking of the queen, touching myself and minigolf.

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  1. What the hell are you doing here was going to be my question. Instead, it is whether you are still Swedish. I am still technicly a swedish boy in sweden, but I self-identify as an Australian potato. "Brude the Spud" is my real soulname
  2. I was thinking about how much Im going to play the **** out of PoE2 tonight and accidentally came back to these forums for the first time in years!
  3. Building a robot that looks and moves like a human is the easy part. We're still decades from creating an AI that has the wits of a fruit fly
  4. They will sponsor all attractive women with free "bearded horror" make-up kits
  5. You should only be held responsible, if you were being responsible when you said it. <---deep thought. needs pondering. It is too! I was going for the whole "How can you be expected to accept the negative consequences of an action, that you at the time werent aware would have consequences?" that apparently dates back to the ole' moral philosophers. It's all about the idea that the only crime were punishment is moral, is one that is completely rational where the purp knew something was wrong, but decided to do it anyway. If you punish an offender that wasnt rationally aware of the consequences of his actions, you're just giving in to your base and primitive desire for vengeance... which is not what civilized people should do.
  6. Im in tired&stupid mode right now so I cant contribute anything coherent right now except this thing I thought up on the train home: You should only be held responsible, if you were being responsible when you said it. <---deep thought. needs pondering.
  7. My opinion is that no individual should be punished(because that's what 'held accountable' is a euphemism of) for anything he writes or says as a private person on social media and the internet in general. In my mind it's no different from someone listening in on a private conversation held in a public place like a restaurant. It is something that is inherently private, but available publicly. But if your company has something like an official facebook page and you write dumb **** there in their name, they do have the right to punish you for it. I dont want to live in a society where I have to live in constant fear that anything I casually write on the internet might be used against me at a later date. It might be some really stupid crap, but we ALL say stupid crap from time to time. To me it's a question of freedom of speech and the right to privacy even in situations where what we say and write is technicly available for everyone to read. I know it might feel like a very un-intuitive argument to make, but please give it some thought. It's already happening, which in my opinion is a violation of both privacy and the right to free speech. What a person writes on social media in his spare time is no bussiness of his employer or that employers bussiness partners. He never sent anything to Gabe Newell. All of his comments were made in his own twitter feed. Valve only found out about it when someone who subscribed to that feed took screencaps and emailed it to them.
  8. What qualifies as a death threat if not: "I am going to kill gabe newell. He is going to die." For it to be a death threat, you have to communicate it to the person you're trying to threaten. Writing that you feel like killing a certain celebrity on your twitter feed doesnt count. It's like being at a bar and shouting "I want to stab that stupid kid in his stupid fat face!" if a Bieber song comes on. People say they're going to kill other people all the time, it really doesnt mean much unless it's written on a note attached to that persons boiled rabbit. Scandinavian, yes. Does that make me unusually 'lax about these things? Also, only jerks play deathmatch in battlefield. Cool kids play conquest or maybe domination... chainlink is fun too.
  9. When me and my friends play Battlefield 4 online on public servers, I usually recieve about four death threats, numerous racist insults and one or two instances of people claiming my mother was promiscuous. It's just the way people act on the internet when there is no filter. The trick is to have the filter in your brain, instead of relying on the goverment or whomever to put a physical one there for you. Clarification: by private twitter feed, I mean one that is tied to a private individual. Not a company, organisation or public persona. The kind of thing that is read by five people. It's less public than writing something in a toilet stall.
  10. I think there should be a law that you get like 10 free passes a year for doing dumb **** on the internet. BOSS: You wrote on an internet forum that I like poop. You're fired!! YOU: You cant fire me, I use internet free pass #5! BOSS: Fine! You're not fired! But if you do it more than five times before the end of the year, your ass is outta here!
  11. But if you read the article, it becomes clear that the headline should have read "Valve reads frustrated man's private twitter feed, then removes the game he helped make from STEAM" Some guy got mad about his indie game not launching smoothly on steam and wrote some angry tweets to his friends and followers, and because of that, STEAM took his game down. Then to make it even sillier, some game journalist goes off and spins the mess into a "That showed him!" story. The guy didnt send Gabe Newell anything, he essentially said "Im gonna kill 'em!" which is a perfectly natural reaction to being angry and frustrated. I've mumbled way worse thing about Ingvar Kamprad when assembling IKEA furniture. What bussiness do Valve have reading some dudes private twitter feed? And how thin-skinned are they to go to the trouble of tracking down which game he made and removing it as revenge? And how does this **** even qualify as news?
  12. That's quite impressive! I couldnt function without coffee, and as I regurarly work with nuclear engineering thingies, you probably would want me to function. Especially you danes across the pond, you'll love it when we re-open Barseb├Ąck, it's going to be awesome :D
  13. As a veteran troll of the internet, Im deeply offended by this prepostrous slander. We just have a weird but well-developed sense of humor, that's all. ...btw, people who send death/rape threats are not trolls. They're ****.
  14. Im going to drink even more beer and enjoy the **** out of my new Marshall
  15. My name is actually completely random, formed from the words for: and what Tigranes said: Danish mods are great. You're constantly drunk and inattentive
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