Just thought I'd share what I have been suspecting all along. GameStop has become a huge problem!! Not a tiny little annoying problem, no no. This is becoming a thorn in the side of the biggest players on the market. The higher ups thought retail would just tuck their tails between their legs after they coordinated a stoppage back in Jan. Dumb money would just take their licks and go back to life as usual.
Guess what Apes, you fucked up their plan. They were praying all this would just go away and it would be business as usual. Fuck people. They have been literally rewriting the fucking RULES because they can't ignore this problem anymore! The system is getting exposed. Short selling has been going on for years and nobody really cared. A little slight manipulation. Everyone does it. That's just how the industry works.....everyone just cheats a little and if you get caught, they slap a fine on you. Business as usual.
I spoke with some people across multiple industries just friendly catching up type shit since I know what they do. All them said, "You know I can't talk about that" and I respect that. Every single one of them when I asked, are you at least aware the GameStop situation, every SINGLE one just said a version of, "yeah what a fucking mess". EDIT: Mods if you want to contact me, I'm happy to speak to you. I'm taking out the part of the user to reported me because I wouldn't give up my friends names to a rabid pack of HFs lurkers, SEC lurkers, and rabid Apes. His comment is still up but I'll not Dox him even though it's a dick move on his part.
Edit 2: I just wrote u/redchessqueen99 since we have spoken before and she can let me know what she would like from me.
Edit 3: For anyone asking, they didn't give me anything. They literally can't talk about this stuff with people. All I got was a lot of we can't talk about that but what a shit show. SEC- If you are reading this, I would argue if you ask any single person in the world who understands a tiny bit about stocks; they know something is off with GameStop. Doesn't matter which side of the aisle, whether you are a bear or a bull on GME.....everyone knows something funky is going on with GameStop. Maybe you guys should be looking at some Market Makers instead of retail.
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I’m Giles Goddard, a game dev who programmed Star Fox, 1080° Snowboarding, Stunt Race FX, Doshin the Giant, Steel Diver, Tank Troopers and the iconic Mario stretchy face in Mario 64. At 19 years old, I became the first foreign programmer at Nintendo in Kyoto, Japan working with living legend Shigeru Miyamoto.
I’m the current CEO at Chuhai Labs in Kyoto, Japan working with a talented group of weirdos. We are developing and publishing tons of innovative and silly games that I am really proud of. We even have a Playdate launch title coming out!
For the last year, I have been working on a spiritual successor to 1080° Snowboarding for VR called Carve Snowboarding. We have poured our hearts into making it every bit as thrilling and radical as if you were actually snowboarding! It’ll be releasing very soon on the Oculus Quest and we can’t wait for you to hit the slopes!
You can find me on Twitter later but for now let’s talk games dammit!
ASK ME ANYTHING (and everything!)
(I’ll be around all weekend to answer questions and I’ll try and answer all of them)
Hello cryptonians, good times for us!
I really enjoyed this VeChain post last week so I thought I will copy its style and format and fit in the IOTA information I have because I’d like to abide by the rules and that post obviously worked out great in that and other regards, though, this might be a bit longer.
Vechain seems to be more than promising and we definitely need more of those quality posts here so shoutout to/u/BrownViking99 really well done mate!
As a data analyst, I have a very special relationship with crypto.
On paper, it sounds like the missing piece of the puzzle that can protect my data, through decentralization and data integrity, but practically, many supposed solutions are too complicated or too expensive for recurring data packages. In my company, we rely on centralized services or our proprietary solutions because they can handle the work cost-efficiently and they have better usability. I believe with IOTA, that changes now.
Why not one of the other solutions?
In the machine economy, we are talking about tens of thousands of companies globally and millions of sets per hour. In the data economy with real adoption, every project with fees runs into a ceiling sooner or later, only feeless is feasible.
So in most cases, a centralized service is cheaper right now. IOTA, however, does it all for free. And I can't be the only developer who sees this.
You can look at it from all sides, IOTA is currently without competition. Here is why:
Anyone interested in IOTA's applications has had to spend the last few years on the roller coaster of emotions.
Rooting for IOTA is many things, but not easy, until now.
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There will be having a decent conversation and as soon as more than 500 people see it, it gets brigaded by hourly workers screaming about us making a living wage, and any truth from people actually in the industry gets downvoted into oblivion.
I see this happen so much, and it makes it to where actual SERVERS can’t even have a conversation, because six people are screaming “BUT YOU SHOULD GET PAID HOURLY!” I make $30 an hour. I have the intellectual capability to understand that a restaurant would never be able to to realistically pay me that. SHOULD we get paid more than a few dollars an hour? Yes. Would I give up what I make now for a $15 minimum wage? Hell no. The system isn’t perfect, but we do this job for a reason. Then people who have never worked this job, come comment about how tipping shouldn’t be a thing and we should get paid hourly, and then pat themselves on the back for “being on the side of the worker”, never mind any halfway decent server would never ever want that.
But thankfully none of these people ever do anything to actually fight for what they believe. It’s all internet comments and back pats over here.
TL;DR we’re all just screaming our useless comments into the void to make ourselves feel better.
Update: I rest my case lol
Its not like the mods are pressuring them or paying them. We just have people who have been waiting probably years for someone to listen and we are their audience. This sub will now have information they spent YEARS gathering and be able to pass it onto others. It is INSANE how anyone could think SOMEHOW GameStop is anywhere close to over with just this in mind.
If people who are well known for their content are coming into do AMA's and taking time to let us know that they think something could definitely be up or that we are on the right track is INSANE . These people spent YEARS and YEARS perfecting their craft and now this subreddit gets to bask in the spoils. Its an insane sign that I feel not to many people are taking seriously or might not be noticing because they in awe.
There could be an argument that " well they just like the attention and want the follows"
I could see this being an argument if it wasn't for the fact that they never ask for follows or ask for their books to be bought or ask for anything in return. They simply ask that we listen and we have. A small price to pay for salvation.
I appreciate every AMA guest and EVERY MOD. Thank you for everything and here is to more AMA's and more exciting weekends hopefully.
Edit1. Mods you're dealing with A lot right now , Keep it up :)
Hi Reddit! I'm Jason Schreier, a journalist covering the video game business for Bloomberg and the bestselling author of Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, a book about how video games are made. My next book, Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry, comes out May 11.
It's a book about volatility in the video game industry and what happens to people when their game studios shut down. It's full of wild, fascinating stories about a brutal industry, covering studios such as Irrational, Visceral, and 38 Studios, the company that former baseball player Curt Schilling started in order to make a World of Warcraft killer. The book is full of colorful characters and interesting anecdotes. It ends with some calls to action and assurances that things can change. It's a bleak but hopeful book that I think will resonate with a lot of people.
You can preorder the book right here. I promise it won't be broken on launch. No day-one patches here.
Ask me anything about the book, video games, reporting, or whatever else you'd like.
UPDATE (1pm) - There are a lot of questions here (thank you all for your interest). I'll try to get to as many as I can over the next day!
UPDATE (2:47pm) - Looks like my AMA broke Reddit!! (At least I assume that's what it was.) I'll be hanging out here answering questions for the next day or two to make up for it.
I know this is unpopular because every time a woman says she doesn’t want to date a man like that she’s called “controlling” or “sex negative”, or worse that she’s “just insecure.”But on the other hand it’s never (or rarely) questioned, in fact it’s encouraged and supported, when men don’t want to date or marry women in that industry.
It’s such an unfair double standard.
New post about competitors here, enjoy!
VeChain has been gaining a lot of popularity the recent time due to its real-world use case and increase in value. Still, I don´t think the majority of people realize how good VeChain actually is. I happen to work for one of the biggest companies in the logistics industry, so I might have some views and insights that would interest VeChain fans.
VeChain is a blockchain-enabled platform that is designed to enhance supply chain management processes. By utilizing tamper-proof and distributed ledger technology, VeChain provides retailers and consumers with the ability to determine the quality and authenticity of products that are bought. From product source materials to servicing history, and spare part replacements, every single piece of information about the supply chain movement of a product can be recorded and verified to bring about a supply chain management ecosystem that is secure for all participants.
The VeChainThor blockchain works similarly to other business-use blockchain platforms. Businesses use VeChain's fully functional Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) product called ToolChain to build their blockchain-based solutions. VeChainThor also supports smart contracts.
Single transactions on the VeChainThor blockchain can carry out multiple tasks. In addition, VeChain app users don’t need to hold any crypto to perform transactions. This can be done instead by the app owners, which can make the user experience more convenient for the average user.
The VeChainThor blockchain uses Proof of Authority (PoA) consensus, which delegates power to certain nodes in the VeChainThor blockchain for confirming transactions. This means that it only passes transactional blocks through Authority Masternodes that need to hold at least 25,000,000 VET.
There are two separate VeChain tokens, VET and VTHO. VET (VeChain token) is used for financial transactions on the VeChainThor blockchain, and the VTHO (VeThor Token) is the "energy token" that is used to conduct transactions on VeChainThor. The cool thing is that VET owners can generate VTHO for use on the VeChainThor blockchain.
IMO it’s cushion foundation. It’s liquid foundation that comes with a fifth of the product that comes pre-soaked into an unsanitary sponge.
There will simply be fewer and fewer reasons to become an MD for the average person over an NP/PA and the enrollment into medical schools will fall as a result. Our training is long and arduous, the pay is relatively shit, and the liability is immense.
Why train/study for 10-12 years and make the same as a midlevel who studies/trains for 3-4? Midlevels have no liability and are heavily promoted and protected by the entire healthcare industry, including surgeons and boomer docs.
Residency will be filled more and more by IMGs from other countries as more Americans pursue the easy route. The Caribbean schools will totally collapse. The residency abuse will continue with these IMGs unfortunately.
Compound this with the anti-intellectual/social media culture and throw in woke pro midlevel propaganda and you will see a spectacular collapse of many medical schools by 2040. You'll start to see the start of this by 2030 but they'll recruit a lot of foreign students and give scholarships/drop tuition to draw them in.
Liability will fall more and more on the hospital. Physicians will only be super specialists, few and far between.
Yes there are record enrollments now, but the general social consciousness is pointing towards midlevels as the preferred career.
The music industry as a whole is dark and ugly, but I have a particular hatred for the K-Pop industry. It’s a well-oiled machine. Young teens are groomed to perfection by these large entertainment companies with the sole purpose of making as much money as they can from their “investments”.
Kids sign their lives away to these entertainment companies and are under strict control and supervision throughout their entire careers. They leave their families as young teens for training, with no guarantee to be a part of any group for years. And through all this, they are subjected to mental and physical abuse, which has pushed some k-pop artists to commit suicide. The pressures of the industry and the fans in South Korea are enormous, and Asia in general is on an entirely different level.
These k-pop stars also have no say in any creative aspect of their music or performances. Every little detail and idea comes from the entertainment company. This aspect of the industry is troubling because it solidifies the idea of these kids as possessions, not people. How sad is it to pursue a music career knowing you will never be able to express yourself creatively, which is likely included in the contract they sign.
Let’s end it on this gem. These entertainment companies, their CEOs and even some of the actual stars, have orchestrated a prostitution ring to lure foreign investors to invest in these shit companies. Women have been drugged, raped and sexually assaulted, and in some cases filmed without their knowledge or consent.
The k-pop industry likes to project an image of glamour and perfection, but the reality is much more sinister.
Hi, I'm in 6th semester of my CS degree and everyday I see great talented people doing amazing stuff all over the world and when I compare myself to them I just feel so bad and anxious. The competition is not even close. Everyone is so good. All these software developers, youtubers, freelancers, researchers have a solid grip on their craft. You can tell they know what they are doing.
I'm just here to ask whether it's worth it to choose an industry saturated with great people as a career?
This helped me a ton of times: Know that watching porn is helping an industry that gets money out of many inhuman practices stay alive.