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The Tek 0028: PETA is Evil, Patent Reform, Onlive is Dead

PETA has created another game to make us all feel guilty, the UN is calling for patent reform, a new game from the creator of Wing Commander, and Logan's cold is almost gone!
Here are the unedited notes from the show:
FAST NEWS
MS to block flash on any website not on their whitelist:
 
noPhoto on indiegogo
 
Woz on Apple "they got arrogant":
 
Romney kinda owns the voting machines?
 
 
Apple store in china (fake)
 
Geek/ Nerd culture and the internet

Advertisers to just ignore Microsoft's 'Do Not Track' signal

 
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Legal/ Policy/ Hacktivism
“Online Thug” DMCAs Critic’s Site Off The Internet Over 16-Word Quote
 
UN Patent Reform
 
Pennsylvania District Court Judge might fix the bittorrent cases:
 
Science
Laser that can tear space
 
Gaming
Onlive sold for 5M
 
No mature games on MS marketplace:
 
How I feel when I notice an Xbox at a friend's house:

Star Citizen preview: the open-world space sim from the creator of Wing Commander
http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/star-citizen-preview-the-open-world-space-sim-of-our-dreams/

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posted 1 year 6 months ago

I think the membership is a good idea, I don't even mind the ads on the site. As long as the ads are not full screen or play sound/video I'm fine with them and will keep my ad block turned off on the website. If you are going to replace the ads it needs to be logan in a smoking jacket strocking his beard looking into the camera (no homo). 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Interesting message on the wall of Apple store at 03:56 ... And membership is a really good idea. Thumbs up for that one. Regarding torrents, guy in france was recently fined with 1500 euros for leaving his connection open.. http://torrentfreak.com/french-3-strikes-court-fines-first-file-sharer-even-though-hes-innocent-120813/

Looks like that law will spread over whole europe very soon. Can't find that article now but I'll post it as soon I find it. It would be funny if it wasn't oh so sad... 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I don't think that will be a problem for me here in Sweden. My ISP doesn't keep information on IP addresses because there is no law saying they should. So if the police ask them for an IP they wont be able to locate the exact owner because they also allow a service that changes my IP whenever I start my computer. I even check where it said I was from, it located me around 4-5 cities away.

Even though I mite be safe (nothing is certain) right now I'm still scared as to what will happen now that so many country and isps are starting to using this ridicules laws.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I don't mind ads if they are silent, and not too many of them are in my face all the time. You guys rock! Cheers!

Oh and turned off adblock ;)

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Hmm i would prefer not to have membership. I dont have the money for it and it seems unfair to me to have paying people have more google hangouts or something like that, you're just priorsing certain people from the community which just isnt fair, it makes people feel left out and youre excluding people to some degree from the community

posted 1 year 6 months ago

If you listened to that part carefully.. You would have saved some time writing this post.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I did, i misunderstood.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Yeah, watch the rest of the video. Wendell and I were hashing it out live, lol. I do not want to give "members" any special content other than some funny images in place of the ads or something. Hell, I'll probably put some funny images in place of the ads for everyone here and there. My proposal is that they get a badge or something on their profile and the funny images... I'm not sure what else. But I want to keep the content open and equal. 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

im actually totally for it. I've been wanting to donate but wasn't sure if i should give a lump sum, or donate every month. This would get rid of my pickle faster than a sex change. I'm glad about the way your going about it.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Oh oke, i misunderstood, seems like a great idea then!

posted 1 year 6 months ago
posted 1 year 6 months ago

I don't really mind the ads on the website or on youtube tbh, but I think that the membership idea isn't that bad.I'd love to show/give more support to you if I could!

Keep up the great work & cheers from Sweden! 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Hi guys... do whatever you want but please dont ruin this great show. My opinion is: I want a great show, no super flying mexican led lihting potato, ok?  Just be yourself, please.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I think you mean TGN and not TNG?

As for the membership, since you guys dont wanna seperate the content for members and non-members so much, i think a better idea to go about it is to give the option of setting up a monthly donation for whoever wants and has the money to help out, and instead of it being a fixed cost, you could leave it open so ppl can choose to donate say for example $1 to a million if he is willing lol. Atleast that way its fair to all even if some one want to help out but cant afford the certain fee that is required. it would be open to a whole spectrum of ppl. Also, maybe if possible you can add a feature that would allow them to opt out for a given month where they feel that they cant make the payment.

On a side note, i really appreciate what you guys are doing and the fact that you guys dont want to sell out, and keep true to what you are and what you want to achieve, that in itself is enuff reason for me to donate and help u guys out.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I agree with Bucheeri idea. i dont get alot of cash flow. but i would still like to donate here and their. i'd also feel bad if i didnt have enough cash to meet the minimum donation.

also, i dont mind the ads! as long as they dont become intrusive

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I'd like porn ads. I also have Adblock off for this site. :D

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Not to mention, back in our 1st site, we used to have an ad company creeping in with this Gay Thug Dating ad. If you ask Logan, me or any of our old members, all of us would say the same thing; It existed :3

 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Hmmm... I don't really like Memberships that much. It killed Roosterteeth and made them sell out to the supreme. Also, is it possible to buy a shirt or something, and get a membership that way? Because, I'd totally buy a shirt if a membership was thrown in.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

more Tek Syndicate gear would be cool

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Ummmm, the games we play are Rated M, Pegi18 games are in the EU.  It sucks for people in EU but here in the US it doesn't effect us.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Logan, you ask for donations in this video and when I click on the support icon it directs me to a method of payment screen. Can you be a little more precise as to how much and what I will receive for my coin. Remember I am talking Canadian cash here and these days it's worth more than the American green back.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

i'd sign up! 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Personally I don’t like a monthly billing idea. If I am going to donate something I prefer a one shot deal. I can live with ads and as others say as long as they are not “in my face.” As far as tracking goes I fear the minute one goes anywhere on the internet he/she is being tracked. Trying to stop it is like saying we can control big business. Yea, OK.  The Tek is all about computers and the world around them. If you get the chance to have AMD and Intel adds on your site that kind of thing is fine.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Sorry, never going to risk turning off adblock. So many times in the past would I get malicious software, adware, and trojans through advertisements. Just not worth it anymore. Got a bitcoin link, i'll donate you bitcoins :P

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I would much rather have everybody here be equal then have a membership option.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I don't mind ads as long as they don't pop up in a new window/overlay or start playing bloody audio out of nowhere.  There is a review site I've used a couple of times where audio just starts blaring out of nowhere putting the shits right up me, fuck I hate it.  I think it was an ad for OCZ.

There's a few sites I've been to that play localized ads for washing powerder or some such shit out of nowhere, causing me to stop reading and start scrolling like hell to find it and mute it.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

How do you feel about fisheries and slaughterhouses? Do you think it is unethical for the animals PETA puts down to be used as food because they are cute? Bunnies and Ducks are pretty cute but I've still eaten them.

Our fishing trends show nearly all sea fish (ugliest animals) will be eaten with in the next 4 decades. My solution: Insects. While alone they maybe small, their biomass is greater than all other animals combined. Your move PETA.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

The kids' microchips seems little different to me than a modern roll-call - one of which was conducted just prior to each and every of MY classes in school; not sure about you guys.

 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

About the membership thing, keep the ads but let us contribute to the website as in let us give our opionion on the website and how we can improve it. The website looks amazing :P

 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

i would do it. i approve the membership thing..

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I like the membership idea.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I will pay for a membership and would love to see pix of logan in a smokin jacket CHEA

posted 1 year 6 months ago

personally I don't like the thought of paid memberships with the fact they get extra content in the way of extra videos, it make the average user out of the loop sometimes and with some sites it gets to the point where quality over all goes down for those who don't pay.

but for 6$ a month (personally I wouldn't mind if you guys set it too 6$ a month or had the option to put more if we wanted too) for a badge and some silly photos inplace of adds? I'd be perfectly fine with that, it to me really that you contribute to the site, not "I AM THE 1%! NEAL BEFORE ME DIRTY PEASENTS!"

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Paid membership can ruin a community as some people have said. Though I have good faith in you guys not to totally screw things up. The little outline you made in the video sounded good but, please don't do any of that 'meme'/image macro garbage. That stuff is painful.

In my opinion, the way to go with this would just be to give people a little account icon, so that it's more of a 'donation' than a 'transaction'. Perhaps a members forum too? Maybe a fanservice video here and there where you talk about pointless nonsense for the sake of stalker-ish people who like to know creepy minute details.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

eh members forums in my opinion still add to the "we're better then you average user peasents" I'd be fine with pay 6$ a month and getting a little badge that basically says  "I help the site run"

posted 1 year 6 months ago

If I went to a school that required those cards mine would be in tin foil.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

maybe you could set it up so that people that donate could have the adds changed to pics. it would be different then calling it a membership and more of a.... um whats the word im looking for??? a perk or something idk. just a thought. 

 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I wouldn't mine membership.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

As far as eating cute animals goes I am all for it. In fact I think the cuter the animal is the tastier it is. Veal, Lamb, Pandas, all absolutely Delicious.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Donation: No Ads

Little mark on account

Once a month members only gaming event.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Get well soon, Logan!

I use FireFox because it´s more comfortable.

That no-photo licence plate is forbidden in the FRG sadly. The only official reason is that this way they can´t catch/photograph speeders in the act. There´s also this radar-warning system which you can instal on your navigator. If you get pulled over and the police finds out about this it will get confiscicated.

Today chipped cards for students, tomorrow chipped cards for all of us and next week RFID chips implantation mandatory. Nope thanks. I think that those students and their parents don´t realize what´s being done there. Think about the allegory of the frog sitting in the water and it starts boiling rather then throwing it into already boiling water.

The camera man´s example is also very good. I see what you did there camera man. ^^

I´ve always thought that there´s something fishy about PeTA and that´s why I never donated anything to them. PeTA doesn´t think that pets should be owned? Well I don´t own my cat. She owns me. <.< She´s sort of the Queen at home. Everybody serves her.

We´ve had a patent scandal so to speak here in the FRG. Two students who studied chemistry or something invented a chemical solution, which is absolutely harmless, to counter bad breath. Yet they weren´t fast enough to patent it and some pharmaceutical company stole their idea and instantly patented it. The problem is that they can´t blaim them of theft since they can´t prove, with an existing patent, that it´s their invention. It´s sad, really.

Membership? If it helps you putting more quality work time into the making of your videos then it´s a clear YES.

I don´t mind paying for membership. But badges or some medal things that let donors/members stand out is not good. Honestly, I don´t want to anybody but you guys to know whether or not I donated. Yes I am scared of internet gangsters. <.<

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I'm glad you guys reminded me to turn off adblock. Also I loved you on tigerdirect and then when you made videos with your girlfriend. I'm glad you've become my favorite show on youtube. So good that after the 30 min video ends I want more.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I have adblock turned off for this site, but I still don't see any ads.... so if someone could let me know how to enable them, it would be appreciated (Chrome).  Also, on the Nerd Reactor site they always have big background pics of games or movies coming out... they look professional and may be a good way to make some money?  I don't know shit about this stuff but I assume a company pays for that advertising.

 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I would love a membership feature!