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EtcetEraThread YouTube Video: "Dear White Beg-packers..." (See Staff Post)
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Driving thread derailment; previous infractions
This post is 100% correct. The implication of singling out white beg-packers is that you think it's OK if non-white people do it.As far as English as a second language goes, the Dutch are about as close to native-English as it gets, and not at all representative of the typical level of English understood by the average non-native speaker.


GamingThread Super Mario Odyssey now runs consistenly above 60fps on Yuzu emulator
Reason User Banned (3 days): Advocating piracy
When purchasing games (like any other software), whether physical or digital, what you're actually purchasing is . The method of distribution is not relevant. As long as I have a licence to use the software, then I'm not breaking the law and it's not piracy because I have the necessary licence to use the software.


GamingThread What makes a game perfect for the Switch and what are your "perfect for the Switch" games?
Reason User Warned: System Wars
None, because I can't think of any game I'd rather play on Switch than on PS4.


EtcetEraThread How do you feel about people who pirate movies?
Reason User Warned: Advocating Piracy.
I have no problem with people who pirate movies, and I have no shame in admitting that I've done it myself, although my preferred method was Bittorrent rather than streaming. Here's my position: I've been using Linux exclusively at home for nearly two decades and I've been on the lookout for the opportunity to purchase movies digitally for years to store on my media server and play on Kodi. I don't want to go to a cinema. I don't want the hassle of ripping physical discs. I'm not interested in rental or subscription services. I just want to purchase the odd movie every now and then to keep and play on my preferred platform (Kodi). Is that really too much to ask? Apparently it is, because I've done everything in my power to find such a service, including contacting multiple companies, anti-piracy organisations, etc., and it seems that no company is providing it. So if the industry isn't interested in supporting video content on my chosen platform, what do they have to lose when I just get what I want via other means? As far as I'm concerned, my use of Bittorrent is inconsequential to the industry because the industry is not providing any competing service. With regards to other media, I do not pirate anything. DRM is pretty much dead on music, so I never have any issues playing legally purchased music on any device I own (Kodi, MP3 Player, Phone, Tablet, Linux PC, etc.), and games are limited to their platform by their nature of software/hardware compatibility anyway. Now, I don't like it when I hear of friends/family pirating music and games - especially of small artists and developers - and I'm often tempted to encourage them to buy their music and/or games, but I usually won't say anything because I feel that it might come off as snobbish. But movies? I have zero sympathy for that industry. Same goes for TV. And your co-workers OP? They sound like assholes, but that has little to do with piracy.