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It's annoying that the outage is getting more coverage than last night's interview with Frances Haugen regarding Facebook's horrible, horrible practices ruining every facet of modern culture.

Similar to coverage of a government shutdown over budget squabbles vs revelations that the gov has been spyin' lyin' and hidin' abuses of its citizens and others around the world.

Err, the fact that the government ahs been spyin, lyin and hidin' abuses of its citizens and others around the world has been known for two decades. They called it the Patriot act*, and if you somehow managed to miss the doings of Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning et al, you really haven't been paying attention. Which is understandable, because that's how social media algorithms work :|

Same with the horrible practices of Facebook (or Twitter or Youtube or what have you, as they all have similar issues): There is nothing new under the sun. I have to say that I'm kinda rolling my eyes at the title here: Selling user data to advertizers is literally how these companies make a profit.

Whilst when a megacorperation's entire infrastructure goes down, that's new and notable.

* I realize that this singles out a particular time and country, but the US is hardly the only place in this - every country that HLPers live in is guilty of this, especially when they collaborate as part of the 5, 9 or 14 eyes agreements. And this is not the first time this happens in history either: Even if you single out the US you can look at any point in the last century to see the government constantly spying on its own citizens and abusing the people who went to say things that the government did not like. The thing that has changed is the scale.
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FreeSpace Discussion / Re: FreeSpace Meme Thread: GO
« Last post by DefCynodont119 on October 09, 2021, 12:34:41 pm »
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Site Support / Feedback / Re: Solaris Subboard
« Last post by Goober5000 on October 09, 2021, 11:49:56 am »
This is a great idea. :yes:
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Solaris / Re: RELEASE: Solaris - Black Sun (A FreeSpace Open Total Conversion)
« Last post by CapellaGoBoom on October 09, 2021, 11:39:50 am »
Congrats on release! Just started another run-through of the 1st campaign to see the changes! However I found a bug...the support drone refuses to undock with either me or AI pilots after completing rearm/repair. Just discovered this in the 1st few missions
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First Contact War / Re: [IMAGE HEAVY] Character & Character Art Thread
« Last post by Strygon on October 09, 2021, 09:16:19 am »
After an unnecessarily long art hiatus, I've returned with a gift. A gift made of elves.

Yeah, I'm bringing the space elves back.

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Solaris / Re: RELEASE: Solaris - Black Sun (A FreeSpace Open Total Conversion)
« Last post by Nyctaeus on October 09, 2021, 03:08:16 am »
Poverty, covid, dictatorships, xenophoby, wars, environmental crisis and BioWare game releases will not end today.

But this is still gonna be a great day! Everybody! Think about it for a while: Solaris 2 is released! Despite all of the **** happening around, I assure you that this day will be great one :].
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General Discussion / Re: MUSIC THREAD 2021
« Last post by karajorma on October 09, 2021, 02:42:11 am »
Been listening to lots of Fury Weekend recently.

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Site Support / Feedback / Re: Solaris Subboard
« Last post by karajorma on October 09, 2021, 02:39:31 am »
I've already said on Discord that I have no objection. If no one else has any problems I'll set it up tomorrow.

Remind me if I forget.
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Solaris / Re: RELEASE: Solaris - Black Sun (A FreeSpace Open Total Conversion)
« Last post by Colonol Dekker on October 09, 2021, 02:22:43 am »
Mega, loved the first, the second will no doubt improve on it. 
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Solaris / Re: RELEASE: Solaris - Black Sun (A FreeSpace Open Total Conversion)
« Last post by Dilmah G on October 09, 2021, 01:17:17 am »
Congrats on your release, Darius! This is a certified 10/10 time, and even I, a total Solaris scrub who took three full months to finish the OG version, managed to finish this in less than a calendar year. There's more tasty gameplay, an engrossing story, and most importantly for my fellow scrubs - a liberal use of checkpoints! Full spoiler-tagged review to come soon.
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