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  • We Need Your Help -- Video

    Some quick questions:

    How useful are the commissions right now? Is there a huge waiting list or can this help out? I've been wanting to put in a commission and this might be a good reason to expedite that decision...

    Have you thought about ditching Libsyn and moving to another service?

    And a quick tip:

    Don't use Youtube for videogame content. Use Twitch, that's what it's for. Playing a lot of Destiny? > stream that stuff. Announce on Twitter. Get paid subs and donations. Refer back to the website from Twitch to lure visitors in.

    Youtube is an isolation chamber more suited to post clips for people who already know you and vids you link to from external pages. Twitch is more about discovery for users.

    Longform and live streaming on Twitch, cute or exciting short clips of things that happen during streaming on youtube.
  • Snowden

    As a dutch guy all I want to say to our American friends is: Don't fuck this up for everyone please. We have a good thing going, no need to dismantle the whole thing and hand our edge to the fucking Russians and Chinese. This new obsession with this perceived "holy right to privacy" all of a sudden is a threat to the integrity of the entire Western world and in a more narrow sense NATO. This safety and freedom thing we have hinges on people knowing what's best for them and keeping their mouths shut. You should be proud of and value the achievements and capabilities of the CIA and NSA.

    In The Netherlands we extensively use intelligence services to protect citizens as well as political, military and economic interests (all these overlap in a huge way). The best and brightest of our citizens work for our agencies. We have the most wiretaps per capita in the world probably. The CIA has personnel trained here. We've developed and exported to our allies large chunks of the systems these privacy alarmists and conspiracy theorists are raising a fuss about.

    The result: One of the smallest yet most safe and prosperous countries in the world with an incredible capacity to project force and power at will with impunity. Everyone with a Dutch passport directly benefits, our trade and our economic interest are secure and the agencies in question and the unsung heroes employed there rarely make the news.

    Burning any part of that hard-gotten system by leaking is treason, plain and simple, and directly benefits our enemies who can't wait for the whole deal to implode.
  • Serial is back!

    @Drew My bad, it wasn't tv but a column in a newspaper :P

    She also did an interview on, I think, CNN where she was like 'what the fuck just happened?'

    Well if Bergdahl was a spook I'd say the Obama admin went through great lengths to get him back considering the great PR for the Taliban. The government must've been in the loop on all the angles to this story that emerged later and decided it was worth it to send an SF team.

    He could've also just been a regular asset with a handler in the CIA, pressured or otherwise persuaded to go do some shady stuff at night, maybe with promises of drone coverage or extraction-teams and medals of honor or something...
  • Metastasis (Columbian Breaking Bad)

    I've seen it. It was fun and I really got into it. They changed a bunch, some better than the original, some worse. Acting ranges from good to serviceable.
    Hue JanusElisa
  • 606 - "Always Accountable"

    Why would a US Army soldier carry a Russian RPG with extra 'nades in a fancy flight case? Make any sense to anyone?