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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Jimmy... Dead., Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Jimmy... Dead.

    Jimmy... Dead. contemplative curmudgeon

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    We need a news thread.



    YouTube Is About To Delete Independent Artists From Its Site
    In only “a matter of days,” some of your favorite videos on YouTube could be gone, possibly for good.
    YouTube is preparing to radically change the site, adding a subscription service that is intended to help them compete in the streaming music industry. The Google GOOGL -0.28%-owned video site has already signed new licensing deals with all of the major labels, but many independents are refusing to take part. Apparently, not only are smaller, indie labels not being offered the same deals as the majors, but the contracts that Google is putting in front of them are less than fair.


    http://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmci...-to-delete-independent-artists-from-its-site/
     
  2. Dak

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    Didn't we have a news thread at one time?
     
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    Pretty sure its name was changed to "Dakryn's Batshit Theory of the Week."
     
  4. Jimmy... Dead.

    Jimmy... Dead. contemplative curmudgeon

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    Don't start here you fuckers.
     
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    That YouTube thing sucks. That's my two cents.
     
  6. Jimmy... Dead.

    Jimmy... Dead. contemplative curmudgeon

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    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    Renamed this to avoid confusion and suggest that this is a thread for general news.
     
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    Agreed. Terrifying.
     
  11. Jimmy... Dead.

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    This is the video that is described in the article. Warning: Death


    tl;dr or don't want to watch: Two divers attempt to retrieve remains of dead cave-diver. Only one diver surfaces. Later, two corpses are recovered. Sad story, fascinatingly morbid. Fuck cave-diving.
     
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    :p

    Hmm, think it might not be as bad as fire, falling, being eaten, etc. If you die while diving, it essentially works like one of the most painless suicide methods.
     
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    In terms of pain I would agree; but there's something about dying deep underwater that is worse in a psychic sense. Something about the necessary isolation and impenetrable darkness. Although the gradual slide into unconsciousness and eventual death is painless, the knowledge that it is coming and that you're in one of the most unforgiving places imaginable chills something deep in my body.

    I have similar qualms about dying in space. :cool:
     
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    I think space would be entirely different from dying while cave diving. While the cause of death is basically the same, I think the psychic experience would be more akin to being left adrift in the middle of the Pacific.
     
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    And so it begins again...
     
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    What about dying underwater IN space?
     
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    I'm sick of hearing about how high her bills are. You are from Washington, and you chose to go to one of the most prestigious basketball colleges in the country, and its private. Why the hell should I feel bad for you? Go to Gonzaga, get in state tuition, and have fun.

    "I cannot tell you how difficult it is to hear my wealthy friends talk about all of the exciting summer plans in Greece or London they have, while I know I’m going to be working. I’m in that middle-class bind where many students find themselves. My parents make too much on paper to qualify for sufficient aid, but not enough to afford $47,000 a year. Alas, the plight of a middle-class student."

    Get the fuck outta here. Go to a state school, Washington or Washington St is more than god damn good .

    "Everyone is focused on my decision to perform in porn to pay my tuition. Let’s start paying attention to what got me here. Sky-high tuition bills result from a culture, from our President on down, telling every kid to go to college, regardless of their future plans or ability to graduate. And they result from schools being all-too-happy to raise prices to catch all the money flowing from the federal spigot."

    Now she didn't want to do porn? What a joke. This chick really grinds my gears.

    Thankfully, the federal government gave me enough money before the Army to go to college for free, per semester, and now that after the Army my college is paid for and by going off of my tax returns, I actually get to profit off of it. If I didn't have the GI bill, the Pell grant and State grant would cover my whole tuition. What else can the American government do? Jesus.
     
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    What a cunt. And then she has the audacity to talk about "white male privilege."
     
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