Discussion in 'Gaming' started by 86mcss, Nov 26, 2013.
XB1 boo-boo: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/microsoft-acknowledges-replaces-faulty-xbox-one-drives-2D11650794
WTF is it?
the game was pissing off the owner and he started cursing at the game and being pissed off and received that message. the kinect could tell he was angry and pissed off and sent him that message to chill out and to not be angry.
my question is when else is it listening? people say "just turn off the kinect" but we all know how that goes. im pretty sure it can be remotely turned on at any time...thats if it even turns off.
and since some people can still not comprehend what i am grasping at... imagine you are at home and you have children that are misbehaving and you spank them. then a couple days later CPS shows up at your door saying you are abusive and hit your children and they have proof....
just one example i have come up with...since it has happened to me when i tell my kids to turn off their wii and clean their rooms since they are fighting over the game and not listening to anyone or anything.
In other words: "there is no reasonable expectation of privacy" and that has been extended to include your whole home, not just the interwebs.
wiskas pounces on these posts so quickly sometimes I think he's NSA.
I guess one way to test it would be to yell some shit about capping the pee arr ee ess aye dent. Or even worse, Bill Gates.
It's just that, in the last 56 years, the contrast between the way things are now, compared to what they were 50 years ago, is so great that it's really in my face 24/7/365.
Project those changes out another 30 years from now and you guys get to inherit a society that's not so great. I won't be here for it. It's your generation's
world being built right now.
I "pounce" on these topics because it's really something I believe is extremely important. As in advertising, the 'broken record routine' works.
Perhaps not on this crowd though.
If I didn't care, I wouldn't say a word.
In related (to the topic) news:
There might just be merit to these new gaming systems after all :
pfft was that recorded with a potato? i cant see nips or anything good!
I know.....bad vid quality and censorship is an ugly thing.
I don't think the good ole days were all that great, unless maybe if you were a male WASP. I'd also wager there were people a hundred years ago who said the next 50 years would presage the end of the world and whatnot, and such people a hundred years before that, ad nauseum. I'm not saying there aren't major problems now, but there always have been. I mean, shit, the 20th Century was one of the best centuries ever (science and social justice), and still, somehow, it was one of the worst ever (Hitler, Stalin, nukes, etc.) We went from powered flight to walking on the fucking moon in only 66 years. The flip side of that same coin is that we also had Stuka dive bombers and ICBM's.
When you were a kid did you think the Soviet Union would collapse in your lifetime?
they were originally banning people for cursing but because of the uproar they changed it to suspension. i dont know how many infractions you are allowed before being console banned though.
some bullshit if you ask me. if i want to fucking curse in my house then i will fucking curse in my house.
Absolutely agree. If I paid for the damned thing and I wanna drop trou and take a steaming shit on it I damn well will, let alone cuss at it. God the nerve. I can see banning if you're doing it on a gaming network voice thang like Teamspeak or Vent, but just by yourself in your own house?????
It was better then. It's really easy to say that it's always been fuctup. but what is that based on? Textbooks written by the victors? Collapse of unsustainable social/political/economical systems
like the USSR had were easy to predict then as it is for the USA now. It was always known that it was a matter of when, not if.
We are now turning over social engineering to the machines.......
Don't get me wrong. I acknowledge that people have always been out to screw each other over
for as long as humans have walked the Earth. But as we "progress" we're giving up choices and
opportunities in favor of letting something or someone else be responsible for what happens in our lives. The subject of this thread is a great example.
The solution is the same for a coke addict. Tired of going to jail for crack possession? Simple, don't buy the damn stuff.
This electronics addiction can control people. solution? Simple, don't buy the console.
we see how well that is going. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/million-xbox-sold-24-hours/story?id=21004183
Yeah the Stalinist purges and Hitler conquering most of Europe and the holocaust and the Maoist Cultural Revolution and the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis and slavery and open segregation and sexism-- all part of some propagandist textbook authors' conspiracy. If the facts don't fit your worldview, just pitch 'em.
and now, the electronics we crave, are watching us
It's not that, it's what actually touched my life that I comment on. There are always going to be shit happenings everywhere else in the world.
I can only comment with authority on how everything touches me personally and what amount of choices are available for me to deal with whatever
does affect me. Choices are diminishing, being eliminated, or just plain being made for us more now than at any other time in the 56 years I can
bear actual witness to. IE: If you want to X Box 1, you get to have access if you live up to someone else's idea of civility and morality.
The truth factor in written words is kind of low. How about some fairly recent quotes like: "read my lips....no new taxes" and "if you like your current insurance, you can keep it." Those are two that come to mind.
People throw around the "conspiracy theory" card like it was some sort of shield from reality. I'm used to it. I have been labeled on here for over a decade. Let's take a look at the concepts I griped about 10 years ago:
*government smart phone surveillance
*GPS/OnStar data gathering and sharing (Lurker really got pissed and argued that it wasn't possible)
*online browser surveillance
* personal privacy removed from the equation
Now let's look at some of today's headlines:
https://www.google.com/search?q= &rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GGHP_enUS465#q=no reasonable expectation of privacy&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-SearchBox
Anyone can bring up any amount of world history. I don't care to waste my time and energy sifting out the real fact from propaganda
and societal manipulation. So, I'll just stick to what my own eyes have seen. That doesn't mean that I don't care about atrocity or injustice or that there's conspiracy, it simply means that I don't trust all things put to print.
Back to the specific topic-- can't you just turn the facker off when you aren't using it? That doesn't solve the gamer-rage (been guilty of that-- have the mouse parts to prove it ) issue, but a lot of this other stuff. Don't get me wrong, it's infuriating that they're doing it, and didn't tell anyone, but at least there's an alternative? Just block the sensor with a picture of daiseys?
like i said in my previous post. yes you can "turn it off" but will it really be off? plus from what i understand microsoft made the interface so dependent on the kinect that it is almost impossible to use it without all the voice commands.
Now take this same principal and apply it to smart phones, onstar, GPS, smart TV's and any network enabed device and you can sort of see where I was coming from more than 10 years ago when I started bitching about it. Sure, you can unpug, but what good is the device like that? if the technology exists to mass store info, it will get used.
Reason #300 I wouldn't buy the new Xbox
Wherever people gather....the NSA is present. ("if you build it, they will come")