on the personal level killer7 is, again, about the fractured psyche of a contract killer but on another level the struggle between the killer7 and heaven smile is a representation of the political struggle between nations. the question the game seems to be asking from the japanese perspective is, if japan is a client state of the US, and the US attitude toward us changes or we become politically inconvenient, aren't we kind of completely fucked? hard to argue with that

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when i played this 12 years ago i didn't catch that one of the first things that happens is an unknown entity launches a missile attack at japan. the US deliberates and then decides not to intervene with missile defense systems, causing the deaths of 80 million japanese people. there's definitely a lot of anxiety about japanese self determination and US geopolitics baked into this game, which makes sense considering that it was written basically right after 9/11 and the invasion of afghanistan

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my only criticism so far is that the game feels gratuitously violent at times but i also don't know if that's a fair thing to level at a game that's exploring the fractured psyche of a contract killer

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killer7 is such a well designed game. the on-rails movement eliminates a lot of design issues that this kind of game has and lets them do some really cool camera work

i actually never even blocked that instance because it was too busy tripping over its own dick into a furnace over and over by the time i would have done that

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the narrative that snouts imploded because of admins blocking them for "petty reasons" is very funny

wonder why a discipline that's entirely built on shoddy interpretations of statistics keeps making all these obvious mistakes!

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it's insanely funny to me that an economist ran this trial and made all these statistical errors that were immediately discovered when an actual epidemiologist reviewed the data

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just listened to a podcast about deworming projects in africa and india, basically an economist went to kenya and set up a randomized trial where they gave deworming pills to some schools and didn't to other schools and found that there were all these health and school attendance benefits, and was like holy shit the cost to benefit ratio is insane!! and then programs were set up to distribute literally billions of deworming pills throughout the developing world, which later meta-analyses demonstrated to have literally no effect whatsoever, and also found that the original study in kenya made conclusions about health benefits based on clerical errors that once corrected also showed that there was no effect. this adds more evidence for my hypothesis that economists are stupider than shit

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the average british hitman is really dumb... doesn't get paid much... very low energy... can't make good deals...

time for me to construct a methodological process devoid of any ideological notions *ideological values appear in the methodology anyway* what the!!

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we weren't ready for Miracles by ICP and thus we rejected its message

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It's my assertion that in fact the artist wanted to convey that they are a freak. Just a weird little fuck of a person, if they are even a person, and it could be argued, I believe from this piece alone, that they are not

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none of my art 'means' anything. it's pure nonsense, meant to waste your time and make you feel stupid. guaranteed

programming pedagogy is a mess now because we sweep aesthetic concerns under the rug in favor of a results-first approach. this is absolute bullshit. if you ever take my programming class i am grading that shit like you just turned in a composition exercise in an art class

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computer touchers: i'm not like those pussy artists lol i do real hard science work.

also computer touchers: please read my 40 page blog dissertation about why tabs are superior to spaces

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