A. S. Lane

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Passable Gamers #2 - Back in the Saddle

Posted on by Adam Lane

It took us a while, but we're back to streaming. We've changed our setup around a bit, and are now using Restream.io so that we're reaching Youtube, Mixer, and Twitch at the same time. This will also help with the delays in getting the stream archives uploaded to Youtube (as it will be automatic), which have so far been our biggest bottleneck in terms of getting things done. So, the next few days will be getting the last of...
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Microsoft - Moving On

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Microsoft have announced that, as of July 2018, their staff will no longer entertain questions about a big chunk of their depreciated products. Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2010, Office 2013, Microsoft Security Essentials, Band, and Zune are all on the chopping block. And let me be one of the contrarian voices in the crowd: Thank the gods. Both home and business users alike have a tendency to hold on to the products they're...
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Anonymity - The Changing Face of the Internet

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I started this post a long time ago. In fact I'm fairly sure the original draft predates this iteration of the site altogether. Unfortunately I lost my train of thought and never quite got around to tracing it back again. But with it having been almost two months since I posted anything, I thought there was no better time to dig this back up. I've been online in some way, shape, or form since I was nine. That's a few...
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The Death of Free Speech in the UK

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I've been trying so very hard not to get political on here. There's a real risk of alienating chunks of my audience for openly holding a different view to them. But this isn't a left, right, or centre issue. This is a societal one that everybody should be able to agree on: Freedom of speech is paramount in a free society. If you can't speak, you are not free. And by that metric, the UK is no longer a free...
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The Mythological Jesus

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Here's something a little different. I should preface this short piece with a standard "this is not intended to offend", and also with a blunt but explanatory "I'm an atheist". And now the segue: I'm a big fan of a Youtube series called Death Battle. It's a snazzy series that pits two characters from different fictional series against one another using any and all information that can be dug up on them, and after a preamble explaining this information they...
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