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I used to really really like the idea of having a small house just like that. Like the person who sent in the question, after some research it just seems like the best way to own some amount of land while still being able to live economically and, being self employed with a job that relies on the usage of wild land (long story short) it would be perfect.

However, as I've gotten older I realize the amount of little things I'd have to give up as a result would be too much for me. I would need a slightly bigger house simply for things like a creative workspace necessary for my job, not to mention a place to put video games, and god forbid a family member ever wanted to come visit.

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@zaldar With all due respect, Nimble America has connections to the very same subculture of people who just got Pepe the Frog officially designated as a hate symbol by the ADL. There is a case to be made that they are a hate group, or at least closely affiliated enough to warrant concern.

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@stanek1 said:

@dougfunk15: that was a leading question, and I apologize. You can form your own opinion. Here's an example of the people he threw in https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/08/29/the-alt-right-explained-in-its-own-words/

Agreed. Whether or not he supports Trump or any other conservative candidate is here nor there. While I don't agree with their views, anyone is well within their right to support any candidate they want.

What Palmer did was financially enable an overtly toxic group, with professed motivations to bring that toxicity to a wider audience, and possible ties to, say, certain subreddits and internet communities with unapologetic white-supremacist, anti-semitic, etc ties. At a certain point I don't believe overt bigotry should be sanctioned as a respectable political opinion.

If I were a developer, I would certainly be upset to know that my product - my art - may be indirectly funding a hate group through this man's affiliations.

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@samoopy said:
@rickyyo said:
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I certainly hope so. I could not care less who anyone is voting for, nor who they support or how they get that message out. Their politics is their business. And if I did care, I sure would not seek out that sort of thing here.

Going to have to agree. Unless there are jokes to me mined from it there really is no discussion.

Here, here.

I sort of disagree. It's one thing for it to have come out that Palmer was supporting Trump; if that had happened I, as would most people I believe, just say "yikes" and move on and leave him to his business. The problem, as they discussed on the GB West podcast, is that he directly funded an organization associated with a community which has overtly white supremacist tones, among other unsavory things. A man's politics is his own business, but that is an entirely different issue than financially backing a hate group. Being wishy-washy and writing that off as "just politics" legitimizes as a political opinion what should be considered overt bigotry.

Whether or not Palmer realizes this or realized the gravity of the message his financial support of this organization would send is another matter entirely. Having seen the man's Reddit history myself, I actually do believe him when he says that he did it "just because he thought it was funny", but that sort of simultaneously calls into question his maturity and whether or not he's fit to hold the position he does, but that's another discussion entirely. I just don't think it's fair to write off the discussion over the whole debacle as just being nosy.

Edit: It also totally does belong on the podcast as it does have financial implications for Oculus, and hence for the entire nascent VR industry - in short, it's gaming news, and this is a podcast about gaming news.

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I agree wholeheartedly that the demo girl was being completely abusive of the Steam refund system. Not only is it awful and borderline thievery to both the developer of the game and Steam, but it is a ridiculously entitled attitude to decide that just because a developer did not put out a demo that she believes the game should have, she has a right to make one herself through illicit means. If the lack of a demo bothers you so much then don't buy the game - you don't get to set your own terms regarding your consumption of someone else's work like that.

It's the same sort of attitude as people who pirate games and claim that "if they like it, they'll pay full price for it later", or they pirate it because they didn't agree with the price point of the game. If they developer didn't give them what they wanted, they have a right to just take it.

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