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#2026296 How privileged are you?!

Posted by Bendida on 21 July 2018 - 04:52 AM

Thank you for the information! Yeah, it seems like the privilege I hear a lot about now is a lot more in depth and complex than the "there's starving people in Africa so eat your food" priviledge stereotype from my childhood.

Definitely. And it totally depends on the society you live in. I can positively state that ours is still immature and delves into its own problems, more similar to the third-world than to the first-world problems so the focus is different. Also, we're not very exposed to the issues that spark discussion and awareness about the privileges. Not only our society is more homogeneous, it also tends to completely isolate the (minority) groups it has problems with (in our cases - the gypsies), thus avoiding contact with them and it shuts its eyes about the potential problems that have to be solved. Moreover, during the communist regime religion was de facto banned. So people are not very religious and even if they are, it's the orthodox church, it's not the same as the catholic or protestant, here the church was never before the state, it just doesn't have the same influence and impact in everyday life. So the whole background is very different than the one in the United States and the notion of privilege has a different context here. Not that global issues are not valid, just the nuances change the whole perception of the theme.

Let me give you an example :) Team France won FIFA World Cup and the majority of the team were people whose parents or grand-parents came from African countries (so they are black) but they are French, they are born in France and their nationality is French. So, France is in the Westernmost part of Europe, my country is in the Easternmost and my country didn't even participate in the Cup and still a lot of people deemed right to joke about the colour of the French players and state those people are Africans and not real Frenchmen and saying all kind of nasty things. I've got friends from France, they doesn't have a problem with the origins and the colour of the players and consider them Frenchmen. But my compatriots don't. And it's not even their country, not their business but they fervently argue about it. So being black in France may not make you as unprivileged (mind you, French people have a lot of issues with foreigners) as being black in my country. Being gay in Western Europe may not be a problem, being gay in my country could literally put your life in danger. Being woman in the States may mean you're unprivileged in one way, being woman here means on top of everything else you're mostly not protected by the law when in comes to domestic violence, and domestic violence is huge problem, studies say one of every three women is a victim (and we know there are a lot more cases nobody hears of because the victims never admit), in recent months there were six cases of women killed by their partners (we're a country of 7 millions) etc. Still, those problems are not in the agenda of the society at all.

Sorry about the long post :)

#2024390 Altador Cup XIII chit-chat

Posted by Bendida on 04 June 2018 - 01:24 PM

So it just shoots the goals, clicks the submit button, clicks "restrat/play again", then the start button and does it all over again? 


Can it run in a separate window?


Why did I not think of this before??


wait...you can do it with Slushie too. Anything that only has a few buttons to control with the AoB... And possible YYB if you freeze the other team and make the goal wide..


And MSN if you have a keyboard recorder...



Could you, when you have a bit more time, give some screenshots / walkthrough of what needs to be done more precisely? Please? Pleeeeseee? :crybaby:

#2023887 Altador Cup XIII chit-chat

Posted by Bendida on 29 May 2018 - 10:14 AM

Truth to be told, I was kind of expecting such thing from JS. I wasn't expecting the way things went on here, the sudden drop of all activities and communication. I was like, what's going on? The whole thing was exciting and suddenly it just died. I don't understand a thing about programs, codes etc. so I really would have appreciated some discussion, even speculation, on what was going on from more knowledgeable people. Nevermind, the sign-ups are now open:


#2023331 Daily Dare 2018

Posted by Bendida on 16 May 2018 - 09:12 AM

Yeah, AC will be soon-ish, they've already started putting up warnings to use up all your plot points before the prize shop closes

I believe the shop closed several days ago.

#2022800 Dogs of Codex

Posted by Bendida on 01 May 2018 - 06:21 AM

This is my Dara, she'll turn 15 in two months:







#2010945 Talbs Wedding Photos

Posted by Bendida on 30 June 2017 - 07:24 AM

This looks like an awesome wedding, congratulations! I'd gladly look at more pictures, I just love wedding pics and yours are truly charming, you're such a nice couple!

#2003826 Daily Dare 2017

Posted by Bendida on 25 March 2017 - 05:55 AM

This is the first time I manage to get the Chadley score legit. I kinda like the game.

#1996771 ValorSuite (MSAB, ShapeShifter Solver, Auction Sniper, Kad Feeder, Money Tree...

Posted by Bendida on 13 November 2016 - 12:14 AM

Its a bit different you have to double click on it and change run now to true. And when you want to turn it off you can change enabled to false.


If you mean the Dailies, that's exactly what I am saying - there is NO such option, when you double click you just get the window with the list of the dailies, there's no 'run now'.

#1982965 Spare me your BC vote please? :)

Posted by Bendida on 25 June 2016 - 07:00 AM

I'll gladly vote again :)

#1963297 Bon Appetit - Kelp avvie

Posted by Bendida on 20 May 2016 - 12:06 PM

After chatting in the topic about the Lever of Doom avvie that the Kelp avvies seems impossible to obtain, I got it today on my fifth try so I decided I should share the info in case it helps anyone else.

I used this guide: http://www.neopets.com/~Kelplek


I chose my lightest neopet, he's in the NeoLodge so I went and fed him at Movie Central to become 'very bloated'. Then I went to Kelp Restaurant, tried three times, no luck, a lot on NP wasted - it was at about 9AM Neopian time. So I decided to try the theory stated in the guide about getting the avvie between 12:30 - 13 PM.


I went again at 12:40, first try - no luck, second try (at 12:43) - boom, leftovers and avvie, even no need to refresh.


So maybe, just maybe the theory works and I wanted to let you know in case somebody would like to give it a try. Best of luck!