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  A second Tomie analysis!
Posted by: scriptweaver - 03-31-2018, 08:31 PM - Forum: Media Room - Replies (2)

Because of how great the response was to my first tomie video, I spent the last 2-3 months making this second one. If you haven't read Tomie or Junji Ito's works, I'd highly suggest it. If you have and plan on watching this video, I hope you enjoy it.





Oh and Senpai noticed you, loopy. Thanks for the compliment.

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  Facebook Acknowledges It Has Been Keeping Records of Android Users’ Calls and Texts
Posted by: ShineCero - 03-28-2018, 03:14 AM - Forum: Boogaloo Donut - Replies (9)

Quote:On the same day that the state of Illinois sued Facebook over its alleged misuse of data that allowed Cambridge Analytica to download information on more than 50 million users, Facebook confirmed that it had been collecting and storing call logs and text message metadata for millions of Android users.

Last week, one user who downloaded his data to learn what Facebook knew about him in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal found that the company had a record of the date, time, duration, and recipient of calls he had made from the past few years. On Saturday, the tech news site Ars Technica published an account of several others—all Android users—who found similar records.

In response, Facebook published a post Sunday denying that it ever logged call or text history without a user’s permission. But it did acknowledge that it was collecting and storing these logs, attributing it to an opt-in feature for those using Messenger or Facebook Lite on an Android device. “This helps you find and stay connected with the people you care about, and provides you with a better experience across Facebook,” the company said in the post. “People have to expressly agree to use this feature.

“We introduced this feature for Android users a couple of years ago. Contact importers are fairly common among social apps and services as a way to more easily find the people you want to connect with.”

Ars Technica refuted their claim that everyone knowingly opted in. Instead, Ars Technica’s Sean Gallagher claimed, that opt-in was the default setting and users were not separately alerted to it. Nor did Facebook ever say publicly that it was collecting that information. “Facebook says that the company keeps the data secure and does not sell it to third parties,” Gallagher wrote. “But the post doesn’t address why it would be necessary to retain not just the numbers of contacts from phone calls and SMS messages, but the date, time, and length of those calls for years.”
On Monday, in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Federal Trade Commission announced it was launching a probe into Facebook’s privacy practices. 

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Thank god I stopped using Facebook Dank

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  John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment
Posted by: ShineCero - 03-28-2018, 03:10 AM - Forum: Boogaloo Donut - No Replies

Quote:WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A retired U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday called for the repeal of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, which gives Americans the right to keep and bear firearms, and the White House responded by reaffirming its support for the provision.

Former Justice John Paul Stevens, who sat on the country’s highest court for 35 years before retiring in 2010, is one of the highest-profile legal figures to join the national debate on school shootings, gun violence and firearms ownership.

The long-running debate flared anew after a gunman killed 17 students and faculty at a Florida high school in February, prompting an upsurge of gun control activism by teenage students, including mass protests nationwide last weekend.

“Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday,” Stevens, 97, wrote in an opinion article in the New York Times. “These demonstrations demand our respect.”

His repeal proposal goes further than demands by the student demonstrators, who have generally called for measures such as raising the minimum age for purchasing guns from 18 to 21 and requiring more comprehensive background checks for buying firearms.

Asked about Stevens’ call for repeal, presidential spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, “The president and the administration still fully support the Second Amendment.

“We think that the focus has to remain on removing weapons from dangerous individuals, not on blocking all Americans from their constitutional rights,” she told a news briefing.

Republican President Donald Trump strongly supported the amendment during his 2016 election campaign, but following the Florida shooting has supported some gun control measures such as expanded background checks.

Chris Cox, executive director of the lobbying arm for the National Rifle Association, the leading proponent of gun rights, called the idea of repealing the Second Amendment “radical.”

“We will unapologetically continue to fight to protect this fundamental freedom,” Cox said.

In his article, Stevens described how the Supreme Court had curbed the Second Amendment’s reach during the 20th century and labeled the concern that prompted the amendment - that a national army might pose a threat to the separate states during the United States’ infant years - “a relic of the 18th century.”

The amendment’s text reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Stevens wrote that repealing the amendment “would eliminate the only legal rule that protects sellers of firearms in the United States — unlike every other market in the world.”

“It would make our schoolchildren safer than they have been since 2008 and honor the memories of the many, indeed far too many, victims of recent gun violence.”

Stevens, nominated to the court by Republican President Gerald Ford, had previously called for modifying the Second Amendment.

Changes to the Constitution can be proposed only with a two-thirds vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called by two-thirds of the states, and must be ratified by three-fourths of the 50 states.

The overwhelming majority of amendments have not passed, and only one has been repealed. The 27th Amendment, which concerns lawmakers’ pay, is the most recent change to the constitution. It was ratified in 1992, although it was originally proposed in 1789.


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Nothing wrong with this idea. People treat the Amendments as an concepts that can be change over time; they are not the Commandments and should not be treated as such. This is wishful thinking, of course, as the current climate of gun-loving Americans will never vouch to such idea, but it is interesting to see a Conservative-leaning retired Justice wanted such a amendment to be repealed.

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  Streaming
Posted by: Fallen_Soul - 03-26-2018, 11:25 AM - Forum: Boogaloo Life - Replies (4)

So, who are streamers here? I'm actually gonna start with final fantasy

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  BoogaVerse Project: Concepts and Progression
Posted by: ShineCero - 03-25-2018, 03:42 PM - Forum: BoogaVerse: Magic Ascension Arc - Replies (9)

The intended purpose of this topic is the assurance of consistency in BoogaVerse.

Once again, as stated in the Guide, BoogaVerse is an OPEN RP, but has a heavy reliance on lore. Any questions, ideas, or suggestions for the section in any way is welcome; or, this can be used as a way for approval for your thread is also a much welcome addition. 

BoogaVerse was introduced in 2016 as a way to implement the concept of Openness in terms of Roleplaying, lingering over from a previous site; however, I disagree with the concept entirely, and instead, opted for a way to bring a consistency where everything is interconnected, but at the same time, have their own separate stories. The process of creating and working on this has been brutal, but with the help of LoopyPanda and Z, BoogaVerse soon became successful of capturing the intended purpose I was aiming. Now, with your players, I wanted to push for further improvements on the section; furthermore, steer people to become better at creating stories, character dynamics, scenes, summary and sufficient in grammar!

Quick Tidbits

Known Prefixes for Planet Booga

  • Empire State
  • Paradice
  • Desolate Lands
  • Shina Ania
  • Constringitur [North and South use the same prefix)
  • Island 
  • Ocean
You are not required to read every single thread in BoogaVerse, outside the BoogaVerse Guide 3.0 and the Character Box. However, before joining the thread, you’re encourage to ask important questions of the thread (some threads have a more specific setting with rules, and some are more opened in terms of purpose). 

If you had RP in BoogaVerse (even before it conception) and your thread had been deleted/moved, you can still recreate an brand new thread with information relevant to the updated rules. Of course, there is a 10 day wait of the restoration of those threads upon request. After that, you simply have to make a brand new one. 

BoogaVerse Guide Updates will be smaller for now on, mostly for updated things on the lore in the timeline; make sure when creating your thread, it consistent that, regardless of update, you won't have any need to change it.

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  Vulcan Bride
Posted by: LoopyPanda - 03-23-2018, 04:48 PM - Forum: Modern INKers - No Replies

Hey all! I'm back with a short story one-shot. This is part of a 1000-word writing exercise, so don't expect a series out of this (I actually nearly reached 3,000 words!)
I took two prompts that were generated and mashed them into one: "Your character gets married" + "your character fights kaijus for a living". Hope you enjoy it all the same knowing I slightly spoiled it.

Basically, with this approach, I took a bit of artistic liberty with it and didn't really go along with realism for this one. I kind of messed with the laws of physics/gravity but in the end I wanted to achieve a comical fantasy type of thing. I'll probably update this thread with cover art of some sort eventually.

Hope you enjoyed reading!

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  Recommend me a game
Posted by: fullblue - 03-21-2018, 01:46 PM - Forum: No Game No Life - Replies (9)

I don't have much time to check out games now. If anyone has good recommendation on PC, 3DS, PS Vita and Switch, please do share.

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  Aye lmao
Posted by: Raditz - 03-19-2018, 09:29 PM - Forum: Boogaloo Registration - Replies (5)

Awkward moment when it's your third comeback


For all you new peeps who don't know me or longtime members that don't remember I'm Raditz. I've been RPGing since 2011 when I was on another forum (lol) and then moved here when my homie Shine invited me.

I'm back and not leaving cuz this time I'ma not be a forgetful dummy. Plus I'm discord so I'm sure someone will @ me lmao. 

Nice to see y'all again and glad to meet some new homies. If you're down to talk I gotchuuu.

Black Hug

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  The Endless Desert
Posted by: ShineCero - 03-15-2018, 02:49 AM - Forum: BoogaVerse: Magic Ascension Arc - No Replies

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The Endless Desert, located in the middle of Desolate Lands, is a dangerous area to cross. The large sand area covered around 1600 km² and the largest sandy terrain in Desolate Lands. An barren area of landscape, there is little precipitation and living conditions are hostile for most plant and animal life. Instead, monsters are quite common around these parts, preventing any permanent human settlement. There were rumors of mutant concentration in certain parts of the desert.  

Attempting to cross the desert is comparable to finding a needle in a haystack. It's a moot point. There are certain ponds of clean water, surrounded by sink holes. If you fall into one, you'll land in a different part of the desert.

Such confusion and maze-like scenarios is largely due to Dragore's influence. After the Great Wars, it abandoned its duties of protecting the land. It uses the sand and created an abundantly large castle, Neusch Castle, around itself. The Neusch Castle has a powerful barrier to prevent outsiders from entering the domain. However, if someone with extensive knowledge of magic, can break through such barrier.

Notable Areas/Information
  • Neusch Castle: A strange castle where Dragore reside in. It is protected by a powerful barrier that prevents any invaders from disturbing him. 
  • Spring Water: There are several ponds with "Spring Water", that will cleanse anyone's thirst. Do note, certain ponds are not water, but radioactive liquids. 
  • Desert Sink Holes: There are tons and tons of sink holes in the Endless Desert. Once you fall into it, you'll be spit out it to another location of the desert and thus, force to restart your travels of whatever destination you're going. They are completely randomize. 
  • Cactus Monster Tribe: There is a group of Cactus Monsters that created a tribe to support their livelihood. They are prone to pull tricks on human travelers for the laughs (and later eat them when they consumed to death from overheating, thirst, starvation).

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  Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
Posted by: ShineCero - 03-14-2018, 06:03 PM - Forum: Boogaloo Donut - Replies (1)

Quote:World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.

The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

At the age of 22 Prof Hawking was given only a few years to live after being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease.

Obituary: Stephen Hawking
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The illness left him in a wheelchair and largely unable to speak except through a voice synthesiser.

In a statement his children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today.

"He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years."

They praised his "courage and persistence" and said his "brilliance and humour" inspired people across the world.

"He once said, 'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.' We will miss him forever."

A book of condolence has been opened at Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge, where Prof Hawking was a fellow.


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RIP  Sad You're part of the universe now.

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