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I am a researcher interested in games, play and philosophy. I design, analyse and write about games for fun and for a living.

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Jonne Arjoranta

Zeynep Tufekci writes about how the last season of GoT shifts from sociological storytelling to psychological storytelling.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-real-reason-fans-hate-the-last-season-of-game-...

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Philosophy swat team, open up!

http://existentialcomics.com/comic/289

Jonne Arjoranta

The message I sent before quitting Facebook

2 min read

In English / Suomeksi

I think Facebook is doing more harm than good. It tracks people, both openly and in secret. It shares your information in ways you didn't consent to. It allows people to be manipulated, affecting things like elections. The idea that we should all have just one identity online, controlled by a huge corporation, is only useful to those seeking to benefit from our personal data.

Almost all of Facebook's value comes from the fact that a lot of people use it, which is why I have decided to stop providing that value. This is my last post. I will delete my account after people have had the chance to see this.

If you want to stay in touch, I am very easy to reach. My contact information, including different accounts you can follow, can always be found from

https://jonne.arjoranta.fi/

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Facebook aiheuttaa mielestäni enemmän harmia kuin tekee hyvää. Se jäljittää ihmisiä sekä avoimesti että salaa. Se jakaa tietoja ilman käyttäjien hyväksyntää. Se sallii ihmisten manipuloinnin, esimerkiksi vaalien yhteydessä. Ajatus siitä, että ihmisillä pitäisi olla verkossa vain yksi identiteetti hyödyttää vain jättimäisiä yrityksiä, jotka haluavat hyötyä henkilökohtaisista tiedoistamme.

Lähes kaikki Facebookin arvo syntyy siitä, että monet ihmiset käyttävät sitä. Siksi olen päättänyt, että lakkaan tuottamasta heille tuota arvoa. Tämä on viimeinen päivitykseni. Poistan tilini, kun ihmisillä on ollut tilaisuus nähdä tämä päivitys.

Minut on helppo tavoittaa, jos haluat olla yhteydessä. Yhteystietoni, mukaan lukien useita tilejä, joita voit seurata, voi aina löytää osoitteesta

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Review: Dracula Unredacted

author: Bram Stoker (with Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan & Kenneth Hite)
date: 2017-04-15
 
Special version of the classic, meant as resource for the role-playing game Nights Black Agents. The differences between the original and this version are small, mostly commentary in the margins. The story can be really slow, partially because the it's told in letters and journal notes. It's not an easy thing to pull off, but Stoker does. The blatant sexism is a bit grating to read. Has several main characters, but each manages to be interesting and different.

Jonne Arjoranta

Book Review: Light

author: M. John Harrison
date: 2017-04-11


Both fascinating and baffling. The story keeps jumping between three perspectives, with no apparent connection between them. Doesn't really do any exposition to explain what it is about. The writing is really good and lively, balancing somewhere between poetic and banal, often both at the same time. Constantly seems like the writing is winking at you, even when describing murder and sex.

Jonne Arjoranta

Violating your privacy is Facebook's business model, so whenever they use the word "privacy" they are bullshitting you.

https://theoutline.com/post/7377/facebook-is-trying-to-make-the-word-private-meaningless

Jonne Arjoranta

"Why did we make technology that will live for 18 months, die, and never rot?"

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/neaz3d/airpods-are-a-tragedy

Jonne Arjoranta

NYT has a really good article on how what you eat affects the climate.

tl;dr: Eat less meat for the biggest impact.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/30/dining/climate-change-food-eating-habits.html

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Being "neutral" in the face of power differences means supporting the status quo. Facebook is suspending black activists for speaking about racism.

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/04/24/facebook-while-black-zucked-users-say-they-get-blocked...

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Long, but spread thin with around 30 main characters. Can be very confusing, if you haven't seen the previous movies. The plot starts out silly, but does end with an epic match of everyone vs. Thanos.

Watched on Finnkino Iso Omena