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Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.04.14 23:09:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: Dan O'Connor
Why do I get the feeling that a system is named "Eyjafjallajokull" somewhere?

CCP, it's time to rename Jita. Laughing

Dan O'Connor
Cerberus Network
Dignitas.
Posted - 2010.04.14 23:21:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Foodpimp
OK...

Someone explain this to me.

Discounting news items centered around politics and partisanship...how is Fox any different than any other news outlet? I mean...I know that Fox and MSNBC are two sides of the same coin...but on basic news items...how are they different.

Ok...I don't actually need someone to explain it to me...cuz the answer is "none"...I'm just seeing if we have people in the forum capable of painting a picture with a slightly more narrow brush.



Fox News is like The Onion.

Only they really believe it's actual, factually correct news they are broadcasting.

Triniton
Minmatar
Zombie Inc.
Posted - 2010.04.14 23:55:00 - [33]
 

Edited by: Triniton on 14/04/2010 23:56:14
Edited by: Triniton on 14/04/2010 23:55:52
Just to give people a preview of how big this thing is :)

*Secret Zombie isk farm seen on picture.

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2010.04.15 04:46:00 - [34]
 

Originally by: Foodpimp
OK...

Someone explain this to me.

Discounting news items centered around politics and partisanship...how is Fox any different than any other news outlet? I mean...I know that Fox and MSNBC are two sides of the same coin...but on basic news items...how are they different.

Ok...I don't actually need someone to explain it to me...cuz the answer is "none"...I'm just seeing if we have people in the forum capable of painting a picture with a slightly more narrow brush.


Fox News makes its money by making news "entertaining." Headlines are slanted to be as dramatic as possible, generally along the lines of 'how the liberals in government are taking your money/religion/rights/whatever away' in order to invoke Outrage(tm) in the reader. Traditionally, the news is supposed to be neutral in tone in order to present the facts of the story to the reader so the reader can make an informed opinion.

Pretty much everything in the top half of the home page of the site is geared to invoke emotion. The actual news (aggregated from other news sources) starts after the breasts section (aka the Features & Faces section which contains a minimum of at least two sets of cleavage being shown at any one time.)

Without the drama, opinions and commentary, Fox News would just serve up other news organizations' stories (such as the AP, WSJ, and local news stations.) It's not like Fox News does in-depth investigative reporting or has reporters all over the place looking for stories.


However, Fox is making a profit and the other news organizations *cough*CNN*cough* seem to be trying to emulate Fox while still trying to maintain their journalistic integrity.



Selanius
Posted - 2010.04.15 07:11:00 - [35]
 

Flights are now being cancelled across the UK due to the volcanic ash being high in the atmosphere over the country....

Tozmeister
Digital Fury Corporation
Posted - 2010.04.15 07:17:00 - [36]
 

Edited by: Tozmeister on 15/04/2010 07:19:57
Thanks Iceland, not only do you give us "cold, dark universe" games you give us "cold,dark universe" weather as well.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8621407.stm

Edit:- if "Eyjafjallajokull" isn't already taken by some foreign macro already then it'd be a great character name for fleet fights, just try calling that primary.






Foodpimp
Gallente
Heaven's Harvesters
LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
Posted - 2010.04.15 07:22:00 - [37]
 

Originally by: stoicfaux
Originally by: Foodpimp
OK...

Someone explain this to me.

Discounting news items centered around politics and partisanship...how is Fox any different than any other news outlet? I mean...I know that Fox and MSNBC are two sides of the same coin...but on basic news items...how are they different.

Ok...I don't actually need someone to explain it to me...cuz the answer is "none"...I'm just seeing if we have people in the forum capable of painting a picture with a slightly more narrow brush.


Fox News makes its money by making news "entertaining." Headlines are slanted to be as dramatic as possible, generally along the lines of 'how the liberals in government are taking your money/religion/rights/whatever away' in order to invoke Outrage(tm) in the reader. Traditionally, the news is supposed to be neutral in tone in order to present the facts of the story to the reader so the reader can make an informed opinion.

Pretty much everything in the top half of the home page of the site is geared to invoke emotion. The actual news (aggregated from other news sources) starts after the breasts section (aka the Features & Faces section which contains a minimum of at least two sets of cleavage being shown at any one time.)

Without the drama, opinions and commentary, Fox News would just serve up other news organizations' stories (such as the AP, WSJ, and local news stations.) It's not like Fox News does in-depth investigative reporting or has reporters all over the place looking for stories.


However, Fox is making a profit and the other news organizations *cough*CNN*cough* seem to be trying to emulate Fox while still trying to maintain their journalistic integrity.





You do realize that Fox is a news distribution model...right...with a conservative slant. MSNBC is the same..just from the liberal side. My point is, we all villify Fox when other networks essentially do the same thing. They all take news that is sourced from some other outlet (at least in terms of the big US stations).

baltec1
Posted - 2010.04.15 09:05:00 - [38]
 

Originally by: Foodpimp


You do realize that Fox is a news distribution model...right...with a conservative slant. MSNBC is the same..just from the liberal side. My point is, we all villify Fox when other networks essentially do the same thing. They all take news that is sourced from some other outlet (at least in terms of the big US stations).


It is also insainly bias, activly tells lies, and covers very little real news unless it somehow involves Americans. All American news is like that to some degree but Fox is the worst of the lot.

Skippermonkey
Tactical Knightmare
Posted - 2010.04.15 09:48:00 - [39]
 

Look what you did Iceland... you got yellow stains all over Europe!
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47649000/gif/_47649062_iceland_volc_0600_466.gif
Linked. For great justice. Shadow.

Abrazzar
Posted - 2010.04.15 10:31:00 - [40]
 

Great CCP. Now the air grids in Germany aren't loading anymore. Evil or Very Mad

Kirra Liu
Serenity Rising.
Posted - 2010.04.15 10:31:00 - [41]
 

First their banks take our money and now they ground our flights. Who would have expected that Iceland had WMD's though.

Something Random
Gallente
The Barrow Boys
Posted - 2010.04.15 10:37:00 - [42]
 

If your country dumps ash all over my nice clean car im coming over to pee on your glaciers.

Face Palmer
Republic Military School
Posted - 2010.04.15 10:59:00 - [43]
 

Originally by: Selanius
Flights are now being cancelled across the UK due to the volcanic ash being high in the atmosphere over the country....


Iceland nerfed my holiday Sad

Wild Rho
Amarr
Silent Core
Posted - 2010.04.15 11:09:00 - [44]
 

An economic crisis followed by two volcanoes. All you need now is an alien invasion and Godzilla to have the full set.

Misanth
RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE
Posted - 2010.04.15 11:11:00 - [45]
 

Originally by: Kirra Liu
First their banks take our money and now they ground our flights. Who would have expected that Iceland had WMD's though.


It's all part of a bigger scheme. Remember how Iceland believed they were something special that could operate on such a dimension financially? Superiority complex.

Next thing you know, Hilmar will rename himself Goldfinger and this volcano eruption will look like one of 007's weekend gigs.

CCP Greyscale

Posted - 2010.04.15 11:17:00 - [46]
 

Originally by: Xen Gin
Originally by: CCP Chronotis
See, even the good ol' BBC screws up pronunciations in their report (9 secs in) :p


That's the best you could come up with? I'm pretty sure almost everyone on this forum who isn't a CCP Dev or from either Norway or Denmark can't say that name.


True, but most people on this forum don't work at a company which has its own pronunciation unit.

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2010.04.15 11:26:00 - [47]
 

Originally by: CCP Greyscale
Originally by: Xen Gin
Originally by: CCP Chronotis
See, even the good ol' BBC screws up pronunciations in their report (9 secs in) :p


That's the best you could come up with? I'm pretty sure almost everyone on this forum who isn't a CCP Dev or from either Norway or Denmark can't say that name.


True, but most people on this forum don't work at a company which has its own pronunciation unit.


And if they are failing to get it right, there's obviously something really, really, difficult about the name.

Hr Hamster
Posted - 2010.04.15 11:46:00 - [48]
 

Originally by: Xen Gin
Originally by: CCP Greyscale
Originally by: Xen Gin
Originally by: CCP Chronotis
See, even the good ol' BBC screws up pronunciations in their report (9 secs in) :p


That's the best you could come up with? I'm pretty sure almost everyone on this forum who isn't a CCP Dev or from either Norway or Denmark can't say that name.


True, but most people on this forum don't work at a company which has its own pronunciation unit.



And if they are failing to get it right, there's obviously something really, really, difficult about the name.


Ye the word is so difficult that mysteriously adds letters to itself.
Looks like they don't even know how to copy/paster properly.

"The last volcanic eruption at the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier was on 20 March - the first since 1821 - and it forced about 500 people in the sparsely populated area from their homes."

Article

Othran
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2010.04.15 11:53:00 - [49]
 

UK airspace is now entirely shut down until at least 18:00 GMT.

A friend who lives near an airport that does a lot of night flights wants me to say "Thanks Iceland". Last night was the best nights sleep he's had in years Very Happy

Hope the flooding isn't too bad - sounded pretty nasty.

Dan O'Connor
Cerberus Network
Dignitas.
Posted - 2010.04.15 12:19:00 - [50]
 

They seem to have updated the "Fallout" map

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/bsp/hi/dhtml_slides/10/iceland_volcano/img/4iceland_volcano466.jpg
Linked. For yet more great justice. Shadow.

Andreus LeHane
Gallente
Mixed Metaphor
Posted - 2010.04.15 12:55:00 - [51]
 

Dear Iceland,

We said "send CASH".

Yours sincerely,
United Kingdom

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2010.04.15 13:00:00 - [52]
 

Originally by: Andreus LeHane
Dear Iceland,

We said "send CASH".

Yours sincerely,
United Kingdom


Winner!

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2010.04.15 13:12:00 - [53]
 

Hey CCP! How come you can't keep a webcam in a fishtank clear and working, but someone else can get a webcam on the side of an erupting volcano and still keep it working?

Julius Rigel
Sub-warp Racing Venture
Posted - 2010.04.15 13:18:00 - [54]
 

Dear Iceland,

When you said you would be releasing something exciting that was going to connect with the Tranquility server in London, we didn't think you meant Dust on 4.15.

Sincerely,
The rest of Europe

Jack Paladin
StarFleet Enterprises
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2010.04.15 13:54:00 - [55]
 

Originally by: Julius Rigel
Dear Iceland,

When you said you would be releasing something exciting that was going to connect with the Tranquility server in London, we didn't think you meant Dust on 4.15.

Sincerely,
The rest of Europe


Confirming that this post wins.

Also confirming that the new Planetary Interaction expansion is working as intended.

Julius Rigel
Sub-warp Racing Venture
Posted - 2010.04.15 13:57:00 - [56]
 

Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

Permission is granted to reuse this as a signature, it should conform to size and dimension restriction and it certainly is EVE related (???). Laughing

Foodpimp
Gallente
Heaven's Harvesters
LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
Posted - 2010.04.15 14:19:00 - [57]
 

Originally by: baltec1
Originally by: Foodpimp


You do realize that Fox is a news distribution model...right...with a conservative slant. MSNBC is the same..just from the liberal side. My point is, we all villify Fox when other networks essentially do the same thing. They all take news that is sourced from some other outlet (at least in terms of the big US stations).


It is also insainly bias, activly tells lies, and covers very little real news unless it somehow involves Americans. All American news is like that to some degree but Fox is the worst of the lot.


Hate to tell ya, but MSNBC is just as bad. They're merely more friendly to your political point of view. Which brings me back to my original point. I'm speaking of news items that ARE NOT POLITICAL in nature. In that regards, the news they report is just as valid as any other outlet. I need people to stay on point here. I know there is a strong desire to veer off course in damnation of Fox News. I understand that hyperbole and exaggeration rule the day amongst the huddled masses. How is Fox's coverage of a volcano less valid than CNN's coverage of the same event? Again, I know what the answer is. I'm just challenging folks to be a little honest with themselves.

Thargat
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2010.04.15 14:19:00 - [58]
 

Originally by: Julius Rigel
Dear Iceland,

When you said you would be releasing something exciting that was going to connect with the Tranquility server in London, we didn't think you meant Dust on 4.15.

Sincerely,
The rest of Europe


Wouldn't that be Dust 24/7? Laughing

CCP Claw

Posted - 2010.04.15 14:28:00 - [59]
 

Its pronounced Ey-ya'fee'at-la-yo-kul if anyone is interested. And it means 'Island Mountain Glacier'. Icelandic names, best names.

Also, there is a huge black ashy looking cloud moving towards the office, does anyone know what thats all about?

O'Kurru
Gallente
Castle Amber
Posted - 2010.04.15 14:34:00 - [60]
 

Originally by: CCP Claw
Its pronounced Ey-ya'fee'at-la-yo-kul if anyone is interested. And it means 'Island Mountain Glacier'. Icelandic names, best names.

Also, there is a huge black ashy looking cloud moving towards the office, does anyone know what thats all about?


Aye, it's saying "Move to Georgia."
See you all safe and sound when you get here!
:)
-Best Regards


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