The Nintendo GameCube is still awesome – Games, Homebrew, Modding and More – MVG…


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Date: January 02, 2019

01) The Nintendo GameCube is still awesome – Games, Homebrew, Modding and More – MVG


“The Nintendo GameCube was released in 2001 and was considered a failure with only 20 million units sold. We revisit the Nintendo GameCube, look at some of its innovations, perform some mods to the device to open up some cool new features, and show you what makes the Nintendo GameCube still awesome in 2019.”

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Defending the “Pedo Guy” Lawsuit…


Date: January 01, 2019

01) Defending the “Pedo Guy” Lawsuit


“We knew that Elon Musk will get sued for calling a diver on Twitter the Pedo Guy. Musk is just too famous, too rich and frankly irresponsible to avoid being the target. But the defense to this lawsuit is rather interested. Its based on the idea that no one believes, or should believe, anything on twitter. What do you think?”

Well…

…I am on the level, when I use Twitter…

I mean…sure…sometimes when things get to a certain level of abuse and absurdity towards myself [or MAPs in general], I might play with an aggressor or two…throw in something entirely unexpected by them [though it still makes fully logical sense], turning the situation on it’s head…to see how they react…I might have a lot of fun doing it, too…But it’s never done out of malice…It’s done more to underscore the absurdity, of how these people are behaving.

One time…I spent a couple of days calmly explaining to one guy, how he had made untrue heinous claims against me…how any decent person with morals and integrity should care enough, to retract those heinous claims and apologize [even if only for their own integrity]…and proceeded to spend the rest of those exchanges repeatedly expecting an apology, reminding him it is what a decent person of conscience would do, and expressing disappointment he still had not offered one…

…Everything I said was dead on accurate…And it all completely flew over this guys head, because he imagines decent social behavior “does not apply”, because the exchange was with me.

…Poking at pure prejudice…And I was laughing my ass off, all the way…

I got encouraged to turn to Christianity…accused of various terrible things [which, for the record, I’ve never done]…and ultimately called a “dumb ass”…

No apology came out of that exchange…

…Guess he wasn’t such a decent guy…So sad.

There will be no lawsuit over this, of course…

…But the question of “realness” in these types of exchanges?…It probably straddles the line…Because I have so little expectation, that such a person even has the mental capacity to take such an exchange at face value…despite the glaring truth in it, right there in front of them.

Do people take Twitter speech seriously?…

…Many, no…

…But there’s a lot of others who do.

Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Sociocultural Context of Sexual Risk Among Adult Latino Gay and Bisexual Men…


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Date: January 01, 2019

01) Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Sociocultural Context of Sexual Risk Among Adult Latino Gay and Bisexual Men

02) PDF Download

“Abstract

Objectives. We sought to examine the relationships among childhood sexual abuse, social discrimination, psychological distress, and HIV-risk among Latino gay and bisexual men in the United States.

Methods. Data were from a probability sample of 912 men from Miami, FL; Los Angeles, CA; and New York, NY. We used logistic regression and path analyses to examine direct and indirect effects of childhood sexual abuse on psychological distress and sexual risk behavior.

Results. We found a 15.8% (95% confidence interval = 12.3%, 19.2%) prevalence of childhood sexual abuse. Not having sex before age 16 years and having consensual sex before age 16 years did not differ from each other in predicting any of the outcomes of interest. Forced sex was associated with a significantly increased risk for all outcomes. A path analyses yielded direct effects of childhood sexual abuse and exposure to homophobia during childhood and during adulthood on psychological distress and indirect effects on risky sexual behavior.

Conclusions. HIV-risk patterns among Latino gay and bisexual men are related to childhood sexual abuse and a social context of discrimination, which combined lead to symptoms of psychological distress and participation in risky sexual situations that increase risky sexual behaviors associated with HIV acquisition.”

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