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@bimmy-lee make sure all it's friends see as a warning.

And if they get any ideas or sway at you sideways, salt the earth.

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BlueBlur101

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Heavyarms55

One of the most perfect examples of my point when I complain about sports being put on a ridiculously high pedestal: BBC news' puts up a so-called top story about how a World Cup rugby game is going to have to be rescheduled because a massive typhoon is going to hit Japan. Who cares that a potentially life threatening major storm is gonna slam into the country, we gotta complain that our precious sports have to be rescheduled!

Any respect I had left for the BBC just died. The fact that Japan is going to get hit wasn't even in the title. It's why I even clicked it, I thought "Why would an England-France game be affected by the typhoon, is the UK getting hit by a hurricane?" - I didn't even realize the world cup was in Japan this year.

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NotTelevision

@Heavyarms55 Yeah that’s bad. Japan getting hit with the typhoon should have been the headline. I would bet that a lot of the rugby fanbase, who the article is addressing, doesn’t care about a far away country’s natural disaster. Still it’s a not a good look for a big media outlet like BBC to write an article in this way.

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Heavyarms55

@NotTelevision It's not surprising though. As much as I get bitter about sports being worshiped(and I could write a thesis on my issues with that side point), the attitude is not limited to sports fans. I remember when Japan was ravaged by that horrible earthquake and tsunami back in 2011. I was still in the US and still spent too much time on social media and a lot of people were more upset about missing their weekly anime than the catastrophe that has just occurred. But there should be more maturity from a news article written by so-called professionals than teenagers complaining on Facebook.

Sad truth is, a lot of people really only care when something directly affects them and don't mind complaining about their own minor inconvenience even when that same issue is a literal disaster for someone else.

With any luck the typhoon will lose enough power before landfall that it'll just be heavy rain and some wind. Forecast for my area seems to be that, about 70-125mm of rain and 40-65km/h winds. Tokyo's forecast looks worse and I guess that's where the game was going to be.

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NotTelevision

@Heavyarms55 Yeah it’s so immature to feel that way. After Katrina I remember us just being grateful for having a home and eating a meal that wasn’t a MRE. Can’t imagine how horrible it must have been for those effected by the 2011 earthquake.

That’s a good point you bring up about holding news outlets to a higher standard. I think everyone should continue to do so. It’s good to see people expressing a bit of outrage, when media organizations post ignorant or clickbaity articles. At the same time, I also think more people should praise them when they get it right and put up interesting investigative reports and think pieces. So it goes both ways for me. I’m overall pretty cautious of the side slamming the media every chance they get, because the end result is not taking facts seriously and falling for the cynicism and moral relativism of the Twitter brigade.

Hope the storm gets weaker by the time it reaches the coast. Tropical winds and flooding are nothing to take lightly.

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Heavyarms55

@NotTelevision Katrina was a nightmare in reality. As was the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. When mother nature wants to, she can make it very very clear that there is nothing we can do to stop her. I thank God that I've never personally been caught in a disaster like those...

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ThanosReXXX

@bimmy-lee Yeah it sure is. That's also the reason why I'm still on the fence about it, because I'd LOVE to save on the monthly cost for lenses and lens fluids, but my eyesight isn't that bad (minus 2,5 in both eyes), that I would absolutely NEED such an operation, so I guess I'll just wait until I get even more near-sighted before I allow myself to undergo that procedure...

@Heavyarms55 No offense, but although I do largely agree with you, your comment did immediately made me wonder if you were also angry at Nintendo or Nintendo fans, about the Nintendo 'Live 2019' gaming expo almost being rescheduled, also due to typhoon safety concerns.

Personally, I just look at these things as simple logistical facts: OF COURSE they'd have to reschedule events or any other kind of gathering, but it would primarily be for the safety the people organizing it, and of course the people attending it. Either way, ultimately, it's about preventing people from being harmed, which would seem to me to only be a good thing, regardless of the supposed hassle of having to reschedule things, which is only ever of secondary or even tertiary importance, in cases such as these.

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StableInvadeel

Hurricanes happen all around the world. Imagine if every new news station kept reporting on every hurricane that happens everywhere. There’s very little for the local UK audience to earn from learning that one is forming on the other side of the world.

I think it’s better if they keep it to things that actually affect their audience, like a cancelled international event that the country is participating in. After all, it’s not like the bad thing already happened and they’re like being childish about it. Like the anime fans you mention.

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bimmy-lee

@ThanosReXXX - Agreed, you may as well wait until the scales tip significantly towards repairing the old orbs before you do it. Of course, we all have our own scales and circumstances. I have the same philosophy. It’s only lead me astray once. I waited a little too long to have my neck fused and ended up with a little nerve damage, but if I had done it right away; I most likely would have had two surgeries in my 30s and doubled my chances of surgical complications.

Hey, isn’t today Mega Drive Mini day? I’d go back to double check the date you posted last week, but it’s probably 150 pages deep at this point.

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BruceCM

It came out last Friday in Europe, @bimmy-lee .... Were you planning to get one?

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bimmy-lee

@BruceCM - Yes, I would love to have one, though it would be a Genesis with the three button controller for me here in the US. It’s my favorite console. I’m on a spending freeze for the rest of the year concerning this hobby though. I made a decision back in August to purchase the digital vouchers instead of this mini since I have my original Genesis, controllers, and game collection (and the CRT TVs to play it). I read the hardware review here on NL, but I’m hoping to hear some user experiences as well. Do you have one?

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@StableInvadeel It's the new model. I'd been considering getting a used Switch to get a second dock (plus more joy cons and power cable), but then saw the chance to get a new model for 20% off. Chicken dinner.

Astral Chain opening is cool as f, but I wish the game didn't explain how legions work at the very moment I'm trying to fight an enemy with my new legion. Just me perhaps, but I can't fight and listen to/read explanations at the same time.

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