2017 reflections - Last Call #109

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The AH Crew stand up to talk about 2017 and things to come.

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  • Caninse FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold MusicalGamer

    2 days ago

    Millie is 5'1"?? Imagine when she actually hits her full growth spurt...


    She's gonna leave Jeremy in the dust.

  • selena902 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    D A D

  • Obsolete18 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    AH in my opinion has gotten better every single year since it's conception. 

  • Lukee25 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I loved RTX London


    Yeah it could of been done a little better but fuck it was worth every penny and every minute

    Come back and do it bigger! 

  • deviouslyxnice FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 1000% Tsun

    3 weeks ago

    Lindsey "Danger" Jones.... lmfao

  • Ollygwyn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Ryan looks surprisingly in shape 

  • derohk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    daaaaaaaaaaaad...........................

  • SortaMaliciousVagabond FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Millies "daaad" comment was the best.

  • missioncub92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Me and my old housemates used to have a very similar game except we didn't have moonballs so we just bought tangerines and would scream TANGERINE before pinging one at somebody joy

  • tomwardd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold tomwardd

    3 weeks ago

    The streaming GoPro in the corner of the room is legitimately the worst idea ever. I've been on r/streamfails for too long  joy

  • Aless17 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    keep up the awesome work guys!

  • AnotherPostcard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    It was real weird to see Millie standing next to Jeremy...

  • DrokiHazan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Daaaaaaddddd

  • Webbling FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Millie is adorable. I lost it at the "dad..." comment.

    • FirewalkerX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      I rewatched it 10 times for the "dad" comment lol

  • jimmy64 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Can't you make a setup to record clips similar as how some consoles do? like you say a specific phrase or press a button on one of the computers and the last 30~ seconds of video are recorded.

    • Licourtrix FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      I think that's why Jeremy and Ryan suggested the Nest, it can do that.

  • Gamer3427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold taC terceS

    3 weeks ago

    As much as I would love a live stream of what's going on in the AH office, I do kind of think that Ryan and Jeremy have very good points about the practicality of it. I could see a lot of potential problems arising because they just forgot it was streaming, or because someone who didn't know it was there came in at the wrong time. It might not affect us as the audience for something like that to happen, but it could be potentially problematic for them, and in certain situations, those problems could end up causing certain pieces of content to not happen. Maybe have it be a one day stream, or possibly even a once a week thing, but all the time has risks.....

    • Sweetfeet FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      I like the DVR / dashcam style setup idea. They could even do multiple angles and set it on motion trigger, then if something spontaneous happens, they've got good coverage of it. Audio would be a problem, but there are surely ways of making it work. 


      They could use the same setup as additional face-cam coverage. Imagine the Alfredo run from the GTA races with an angle of the whole room (though that's a bad example because it was so funny to cut to each cam in series). 


      There have definitely been moments (like every time Geoff play golf) in which I wished I could SEE what the guys were doing, not just hear Geoff kicking boxes while Michael gives us the play-by-play. 

  • Snuggs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Scientist, Gamer, Lover.

    3 weeks ago

    Damn! Ryan's looking hot! 

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    3 weeks ago

    if the moonball is something yall are (sort of) ok with chucking around the room, then its not heavy/hard enough to break a gopro in the housing. i like the idea of just streaming it all the time. itll make you guys want to do fun live action shit more often. i feel like you could put it on the wall where the tv is looking down in between all the monitors and you wouldnt be able to see any of them. i say stream to youtube 24/7.

  • Treanomaly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Absolute Travist

    3 weeks ago

    Moonball sounds a lot like a game we played at school called Who Dares Wins, where you say Who Dares Wins and grab some item of your friends like a pencil case and try to throw it out the window before they stop you and without the teacher seeing. 

  • JoyBones FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Millie once again proving to be the funniest person in the world. Jack's idea is exciting but yeah I'd be worried, Ryan and Jeremy make good points. I'd be cool with just a day of streaming or a nest, that to me sounds pretty New and interesting, it doesn't need to be much bigger than that

  • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I am sure I will get downvoted for this, but I have to ask. Do you guys really have to be a such a pain in the ass with voice activated machines? I am relaxing on the last day of the weekend, listening to content that I am paying for, and suddenly my Echo is freaking out because y'all want to be dicks. 


    I want to listen to your content without pausing to tell my Echo to shut up. Also, my Echo responded to the bomb question. If I get in trouble, I am blaming Ryan. 

    • MissKazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Magical Anime Girl °☆.。.

      3 weeks ago

      Watch with headphones, problem solved.

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @MissKazy So let me get this straight; I need to buy a set of headphones in order to remove a problem that only exists because the content creators that I pay money to want to be dicks to their audience. 


      Besides that, I was listening to the podcast while cooking supper. You want me to wear headphones while cooking? Safety hazards, and practical concerns aside, that is problematic given that I use my Echo as a timer.


      I cannot comprehend why people want to defend this. I should not have to buy headphones to prevent the content I pay for from screwing with my electronic devices. 

    • PacMonster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Achievement Hunter are a bunch of dicks. If you can't handle this, don't listen to Off Topic. Or at the very least, don't listen to Off Topic within earshot of your personal assistant devices. They've done the same joke before with Xboxes and it's no different now.

    • recovery9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      also you expect people to believe you dont own a single pair of headphones 

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @PacMonster So if you walked up to an Achievement Hunter personality, said you were a fan, and they just grunted in acknowledgment, you would be happy? After all, you are getting the AH experience, right?


      Why are you defending this? I am not asking them to remove a personality, I am not asking them to remove a show, I am not asking them to make a major change, I am not even asking them to make a minor change. I am asking them to remove one joke, that they use occasionally, that is a pain in the ass to members of the audience. What’s more, it is a joke that I am guessing most people do not even notice, most of the time. Any yet, we are at -17 and counting. How is this proportional?


      Also, I love the argument that I should either avoid a joke that could show up virtually anywhere on 

      RT content, or watch RT content where my devices can’t hear. In other words, instead of asking them to stop making one joke, stop watching virtually all RT content, or only watch RT content in my bedroom or bathroom. Because watching content that I pay for should be that inconvenient. Are you usually this pro-corporate or is it just with AH? 


      @recovery9 I have those cheap headphones that come with phones. With how loud these guys can get, that sounds like a good way to get a headache. Of course, those headphones do not help me to cook while listening to podcast (short of carrying my laptop around in one hand). 

    • Conyc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @farson135 you may not be asking them to remove a personality or a show, but you are asking them to censor themselves.

    • PacMonster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      farson135 What you aren't grasping here is you're asking THEM to make a change for a problem YOU can so easily avoid. It's not that difficult to just listen to the damn podcast in a location your echo isn't. Your bedroom and bathroom are the only non echo'ed locations in your home? Or at a volume the echo can't pick up. Or change the keyword the echo uses to start a command. Or just tell it to shut up, it isn't that fucking an ordeal. The reason why you're getting so many lames is because where your average person this happens to would give a momentary "son of a bitch, ha ha, you got me" when it happens to them, you took the time to complain about it as if it was deeply impacting your enjoyment. Which hey, opinions being opinions, you're free to have them, but certainly makes you out to be a real thin skinned individual.


      "So if you walked up to an Achievement Hunter personality, said you were a

      fan, and they just grunted in acknowledgment, you would be happy? After
      all, you are getting the AH experience, right?"


      Because that is at all equivalent to what you are complaining about. Meeting a person in real life and hearing a joke over a podcast.

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @Conyc And that is bad how? The only reason we do not know what Gus' dick looks like is because RT censored it (Gus himself said he wanted it shown). RT has beeped over content that their personalities have said. RT personalities regularly stop themselves from talking about spoilers. 


      I am not asking them to remove a fundamental part of their comedy. Hell, I am perfectly fine with that joke existing, if I can avoid it. I have no problem with Fan Service talking about spoilers, because they give a warning, and time stamp it. 


      RT has never been a free-for-all.


      @PacMonster Your solutions-

      -“Change the Wake Word”- My choices are Alexa (the problem word), Amazon (an even worse choice), Computer (even worse than Amazon), and Echo (the word non-assholes use to refer to the device, making their attempts pointless).

      -“Move somewhere else”- I live in a one-bedroom apartment.

      -“Lower the volume”- I went to the furthest point away from the Echo in my apartment (outside of my bedroom, and bathroom), mumbled a command, and it picked up. It is very sensitive.

      -“Tell it to shut up”- I have to stop what I am doing (at the time, cooking supper), walk over to my computer, turn off the content (because the Echo does not do well with multiple voices simultaneously), tell the Echo to shut up, turn the content back on, and wait until I think they have moved on so that I can continue what I was doing. 


      Your solutions are useless, and do not change the fact that I apparently have to change my life in order to not get fucked with my content creators I pay to watch. I will ask again, are you usually this pro-corporate or is it just with AH? 


      You know what else is not a hardship, sitting through 1-minute "live" ads on these podcasts, yet people bitch about that. Are you telling them to shut up, or am I special?


      Let me ask you something, I made a post complaining about an element I did not like. A post that took all of 30 seconds to type up. Apparently, you cannot even handle the mildest of complaints against AH content. You are the one with such thin skin that a post from some guy on the internet can rile you up this much. AH fucked with my real life, and I complained about it. You took it further. You have helped to make this a bigger deal than I did. Without people like you, it would have been a brief complaint in the great sea of the internet. You escalated it to a discussion. Why? 

    • PacMonster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Thin skinned individual it is. This might surprise you but I'm usually one of the first people to call out anti-consumer behavior RT does. When they changed the subscription service title from "Sponsor" to "First" without consulting anybody in the community. When RT decided to further space out the time between when first gets to see content and when the free people using the RT site get to see content further driving a wedge in the community here and giving users less incentive to use this website over YouTube which has a far superior video player. I sent RT complaints when I was getting both a top and bottom banner ad that covered a significant % of the screen because they were over the top advertisements. I complained when Blaine initially announced Million Dollar But's "themed pack" episodes as a Facebook exclusive which contradicts the entire point of First getting content first before Blaine corrected himself to explain the themed back was a special thing that wouldn't have existed without Facebook's sponsorship of it and that it wasn't the new full season of the show. You know, problems that actually impact the community of this website. Not just myself.


      So, you can fuck off if you think I'm pro anti-consumer behavior. What I am not though is so incredibly thin skinned as to throw a fit because of a joke that affects a tiny subset of potential people and that effect is so minor as to not realistically qualify as a problem for that tiny subset of people. FIne, you are the .000001% of people that apparently can't figure out a damn solution to this quandary you face. Guess you're up shit's creek without a paddle then for the 2 times a year they decide to make this joke. Normally I don't get this up in arms about something but you're making it real difficult to not play you the smallest violin ever for a problem that isn't a problem.

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @PacMonster Yup. You are definitely thin skinned. After all, you are up in arms over a single comment that complained over something that you agree is minor. You are complaining about a comment that is asking a company to not fuck with their customers electronics for the hell of it.


      And yes, you are anti-consumer because you only seem to care about problems that affect you (banner ads and such).  On the other hand, when I ask them not to fuck with my electronics, you tell me to shut up. At one point, there was a tiny subsection of Rooster Teeth members who were having trouble listening to the podcast on their specific phones. I guess you were one of those people who told them to shut up because it does not affect a majority.


      Stop bitching because your favorite company did something that caused some guy on the internet to make a negative comment. I cannot believe I am starting a new year talking to someone this petty.  

    • Conyc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @farson135 Voluntarily choosing not to show or say something is not censoring. Being compelled not to show or say something is censoring.


      Rooster Teeth does do some degree of self-censoring, to comply with YouTube's policies.
      I would definitely prefer if they didn't do that either, but I understand the necessity of them doing it.

      Censoring themselves because you have a problem with your voice assistant, that you don't want to deal with, seems utterly ridiculous to me.

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @Conyc You said it is not censoring then you called it self-censorship.


      Explain something to me, why are you (and others) make such a big deal about this? Who the hell do you think I am? I couldn’t compel RT to answer a comment, nonetheless order them to stop doing something. I am asking them to stop being a pain in my (and other’s) ass. It is no different from asking RT to make quality of life upgrades to the website. It is no different from asking RT to make more of X, and less of Y. If I told them to make less Destiny, and more Minecraft would you accuse me of censorship?


      Seriously, this is ridiculous. Why are all of you so up in arms over me asking (not ordering) them not to do one little thing? How is your response to my comment in any way, shape, or form proportional?

    • MissKazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Magical Anime Girl °☆.。.

      3 weeks ago

      The tl:dr of this is basically "waaahhh internet personalities are making my expensive home gadgets do things I don't want them to and I can't be bothered getting headphones or turning said gadgets off when I watch their content so I think they have to change their entire show style to suit me"

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @MissKazy So….you are never going to explain why I should have to buy a device so that the personalities I pay to watch do not fuck with my home electronics, and instead you are going to make a childish comment. Classy.


      Also, “change their entire show”. Funny, I never noticed how the entirety of Off Topic focused on fucking with people’s Echoes.


      Let us see if you can answer the question (not likely), how is your response proportional to my initial comment?

    • Conyc FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @farson135 Imagine a scenario where they would actually heed your complaint and stopped doing those jokes -- not because they don't like the jokes and don't want to tell them anymore, but to please you.
      Would that not be them censoring themselves to please you?

      If this scenario was not the ultimate goal of your comment (however futile it may seem), then please share what else you had hoped would happen.

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @Conyc Once again, why should I care if they are censoring themselves? They do it all the time. They censor themselves so that they do not spoil Game of thrones/Walking Dead/etc. They somewhat regularly bleep out their own comments. You have not explained why RT censoring itself is a bad thing. Or are you against Fan Service censoring themselves until the spoiler section of the podcast comes up?



      Or how about this, Ryan asked my Echo a question about bombs. My Echo answered in a unique way. Typically, when it doesn't know something it just says, "Hmm, I am not sure". This time it said, "I can't tell you that". We know that these devices are listening to us. We know that company headquarters can access this info to varying degrees. We also know that companies have been forced to hand over data to government offices. Finally, we know that the government monitors our phone calls, and they pick calls out by key words. It may not be today, but how many people might get put on a list thanks to a joke said by RT (or similar)? Only a few days ago someone was killed by a SWAT officer thanks to a joke. And don't you dare tell me I am being paranoid. Not after all those years of people calling it paranoid for thinking the government could legally monitor our phone calls. 



      Also, everyone seems to want to ignore this question, so I will keep asking. How is your response in any way, shape, or form proportional to my initial comment?

    • GlobalLizard925 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @farson135

      Firstly, you started your initial comment with "I am sure I will get downvoted for this", implying that you know your going to start an argument and that people will disagree with your statement.


      Secondly, the way your initial comment and other responses are phrased comes across as rude. If, for example, someone was annoying me and I said "Stop being a dick and shut up" do you think they are going to be more,or less, inclined to stop annoying me, than if I said "Could you please not do/say X Y or Z because I find it offensive". If your going to complain about something in the future, I wont stop you, nor will I argue against you, but I might suggest that you add some hint of politeness into your request, (notice I said request not complaint, it sound less abrasive and more considerate).


      Thirdly, in your initial comment you make it sound as if you've been utterly inconvenienced by losing approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute of your time. It'd be like me saying "If you take away my TV remote I'll have to get up off of the sofa, walk all the way over to the TV, turn up the volume using the manual controls on the TV, then walking all the way back to my sofa and sitting back down."  It's not that big of a deal, calm down, you don't have to move heaven and Earth to do those few things.


      And lastly, I get the creeping suspicion your thinking of replying to me by saying something along the lines of "It's also not that big of a deal for them to just not say it in the first place", if so don't bother I already know it.


      P.S, I'm assuming (which means I could be wrong), that because your a First member you like watching their content, which means you know their content is largely (but not always) about one person teasing another. So I'm also assuming you like to watch this kind of content, because you find it funny, funny when someone else is being inconvenienced but not funny when your inconvenienced (dont worry, your only human after-all...).



      "Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance." 
      Robert Quillen

    • American-Pyscho FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      lmao first world problems. 

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @GlobalLizard925 - To your first point, I said that because history has shown that Off Topic commentators do not like it when AH members are critiqued in any way. As evidenced by this comment string. No, I did not expect a fight. I expected to be downvoted. I did not expect people to be this petty.


      To your second point, I could do that, but it doesn’t matter. AH members regularly refer to themselves in far worse ways. And I never said anything that someone described as incorrect. In fact, people defended AH’s habit of being dicks (and they used that word).


      True, I was irritated, and I posted rashly. That doesn’t excuse everyone else’s pettiness. I had a moment, and I would have moved on by now if not for people making a big deal out of a small criticism.


      To your third point, when was I not calm? All I said in my first post was- “I want to listen to your content without pausing to tell my Echo to shut up.” Explain to me how that sounds like I was, “utterly inconvenienced”? You are making a mountain out of a molehill. Seriously, reread my first post and tell me how your response is in any way proportional. (no one has answered that question yet)


      To your P.S., they are paid to be inconvenienced. I pay them. There is a difference. It is one thing if my friends do it (they can, and have done so). It is another thing when the people I pay to entertain me, waste my time. AH members are not my friends. I saw Michael once in a Best Buy (but didn't talk to him). And I lived in Austin (with everything that comes with that). That is the extent of my direct connection to them.


      It is the essence of truth that it is never excessive. Why should it exaggerate? ... We must not resort to the flame where only light is required. -Victor Hugo


      Though I am also reminded- Humans are creatures who give meaning to meaningless actions and derive purpose from it.

    • 408612 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      You're not winning this argument.

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @408612 No one is winning this argument. This is a petty squabble over nothing. Time, and time again the internet finds new ways to shock me. 

    • iEatDONUT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      You should make a scathing podcast review about it

    • jbrand0n FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      Get over it pussy looking at you write novels because of your echo put something in a shopping cart doesn't warrant your crying go back to your small dark deep corner of reddit

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      What are you attempting to imply by referring to me as a female body part? Dick just means a generic bad person (man). What does pussy mean to you?


      @jbrand0n, proving that sexism exists even on RT.


      To everyone not him, sorry to feed it, but there has to be some humor to be had in a conversation chain this pathetic. 

    • LilyNP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      Can't you just turn it off? Why would you need to have it on when you can't talk to it while something with voices is playing anyway?

    • jbrand0n FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      Why are you implying I'm referring pussy to be a female body part if I did that I would have wrote vagina your shallow attempts to be better and smarter than everyone is what's pathetic again keep crying

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      @LilyNP The only way to turn it off is to unplug it, and I have made that difficult, because I never need to do that. Even if I move it, that doesn’t explain why I need to change my life so that the content creators I pay for do not screw with my electronics (key question, that no one has answered, despite it being asked several times).


      I do not want it unplugged for long. At the time, I was using it as a cooking timer. I also have reminders set. For example, my doctor has given me this medication that I am supposed to take x4 a day. Morning and night is fine, the other two are the problem. With the two afternoon ones, my Echo sends a push notification to my phone. That is one example of the ways I use my Echo. This joke can be used across all RT content. I watch a lot of RT content. If I turned it off, when would I turn it back on, and how many times would I forget to turn it back on?


      Even when I can’t talk to it, I can do things using the Alexa App. I just can’t tell it to shut up (a major design flaw, we are learning). 

    • GlobalLizard925 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      @farson135 Your not wrong this is an extremely petty argument

    • LilyNP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      @farson135 Hmm, seems like the Echo just kind of...sucks. Regardless, to answer your question, it isn't their responsibility to make content that won't "change your life". They can't and won't cater to everyone with a complaint about how their jokes might mildly inconvenience them. Especially when the whole point of the joke is to annoy people so making comments like this will only encourage them to do it more.

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 week ago

      @LilyNP Why does the Echo suck? It does what it is supposed to do. I watch plenty of content on the internet, and these guys are the only ones that have ever made it an issue.


      Responsibility does not make it any less fucked up that I (apparently) must buy a peripheral if I do not what them to screw with my electronics. Your age is not listed on your profile, so I do not know if this joke is too “old” for you (I assume people are not doing it anymore). Back in the day, if you visited certain websites (or your friends could send you the file), the site would download a file that would force your computer to start shouting “I AM LOOKING AT GAY PORN”. If you restart your pc, no harm done. But think about that, you visit an otherwise normal website, and it auto-downloads a file designed to fuck with you. Other than a bit of embarrassment, you are not harmed, but that site violated your trust. We trust that RT is not trying to seriously fuck with us. But then Ryan starts asking my Echo about building bombs. I went over this in an earlier comment, so I will repost-


      “Ryan asked my Echo a question about bombs. My Echo answered in a unique way. Typically, when it doesn't know something it just says, "Hmm, I am not sure". This time it said, "I can't tell you that". We know that these devices are listening to us. We know that company headquarters can access this info to varying degrees. We also know that companies have been forced to hand over data to government offices. Finally, we know that the government monitors our phone calls, and they pick calls out by key words. It may not be today, but how many people might get put on a list thanks to a joke said by RT (or similar)? Only a few days ago someone was killed by a SWAT officer thanks to a joke.”


      Putting all of that aside, they irritated me, and I made one post. If not for other people elevating my post to a discussion, it would have ended with that post. Remember, I posted on Last Call, but not Off Topic. This was a one time thing. 

    • LilyNP FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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      @farson135 If it can't be turned off without unplugging it, and it has such limited potential keywords, it kinda sucks. Plus just for me personally, I don't see any real benefit to having one as it doesn't seem to do anything I couldn't or at least wouldn't just get my phone to do.

      The government isn't going to come for you just because one time your Echo heard someone ask about a bomb. If they do, you can prove the truth since your devices are listening to and recording everything anyway, right?

      You may have just made one post, but you're also the one replying to everyone disagreeing or offering a solution with multiple paragraphs trying to defend your point. It seems that you're just complaining and arguing for the sake of it so I won't waste any more time on this, but I will say I just think it's way more ridiculous for you to expect AH to stop making jokes because one person asked than for you to make a tiny adjustment for your own convenience and peace of mind if you're so worried. Regardless of the jokes, your neighbours might appreciate if you bought some headphones. They're good for a lot more than just keeping your Echo sane.

    • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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      @LilyNP Yes, I was just complaining just for the sake of it. So why are all of you making such a big deal out of it? I didn't even tell them to stop making the joke. I asked if they had to be such a pain in the ass about it. Once again, y’all made this a bigger deal that I did. People like you made this a discussion (I noticed you talk about my paragraphs of text, but not everyone else’s). I was just venting my annoyance.


      Burnie (yes, RT’s Burnie), was placed on a watch list because of a bank account that started receiving a bunch of money. I probably will not be put on a watch list. Mr. Aabid, who posts pictures of himself on Facebook shooting on a gun range, might not be so lucky. Or have we already forgotten how the US government illegally detained American citizens (on American soil) without a trial?


      Several people criticized AH for the joke on the Off Topic comments section. Beyond that, why shouldn’t AH change? Jack doesn’t talk about sports very much because some users didn’t like it. AH regularly changes its content based on what users say. They may not always listen to us, but they do listen.


      Side note, can you just walk around your kitchen, and tell your phone to add things to your grocery list? I can do that with my Echo. Can you just tell your phone to set a timer without unlocking it, and opening an app? I can with my Echo. And on. 

  • HeyBroItsBrad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    This gives clarity to how short Jeremy is. “About the size of a 12 year old girl”

    • Decrozi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Anime fan

      3 weeks ago

      Having her next to him with the others across the table made him look shorter some how.

  • ContemporaryDevil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    "Dad"

  • Zazie122 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Tfw Millie is almost my height (I'm roughly the same height as Jeremy) and she's half my age... 

    • ZenLikeCalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      She's going to keep growing.

  • jayne_finch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    they do have that chainsaw.........

    • thelillwh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      I don't think it will do the job given how it's made for shrubbery, but I'd love to see them try.

    • jayne_finch FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Who cares? lol. They didn't buy it.  It's an electric pos anyway. 

  • bunnygirl2203 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    above the tv may be a great place for the GoPro then you don't have to worry about Lindsey's desk 

    • freeoisformeo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      I was gonna say 'but then they might hit the TV', but they throw stuff everywhere anyway so that could work!!

    • HollandW FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      I believe there white board of secrets is on the opposing wall from the TV.

  • alfir FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    man can't wait to see what is going to happen to the table!

  • nickmoney07 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Line Con Friday....... I mean RTX Austin day 1 was worse than said though. 

    • swordking123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      RTX Austin? They have been many there. Which one? They kinda have one every year there

  • HereComeGiants FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    millie is half my age and 10x cooler than me 

  • xxyphoss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    A GoPro in the corner of the room would be fascinating!

  • ChrisLFrancia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    maybe u can program something to start the gopro recording when "moonball" is yelled and it would record for 30 seconds or something (voice activated), even if it wasnt perfect, at least it could make an edit alot easier to manage

  • rogiraffe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I really empathise with Lil J, since I'm about the same height... Fuck, those guys are TALL.

  • crazyjivin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Millie is the once and future Geoff, #AH_Dynasty

  • JCLegoMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Too poor for double gold

    3 weeks ago

    Oh god, Millie's "daaaad" at the end was fucking hilarious.

  • Lt-Waffles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Millie's reaction at the end was perfect. 

  • Gabe_Frag FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SPIRITOFGREATOAK

    3 weeks ago

    Wow............Jeremy is small

  • nhladki FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Geoff: Alexa, add dildo to cart!

    Millie: Daaaad.

    Funniest thing I've ever seen in my entire life.

  • Brad FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Swatactus

    3 weeks ago

    fucking jack with the camera killed me


  • JenokChoi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    The table is gonna be fragmented and mortared with gold veins or smth

    • JenokChoi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Millie and JD should be AH/RT (respectively) QA inspectors, main characters in a new show

    • Blatanikov FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      I was thinking it might be resin

  • JohnVuojo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Wanderer

    3 weeks ago

    If you ask me, this year was fucking great for AH. You have Sky Factory, Fuel 3, Criminal Mastermind, The Reunion and a ton of other awesome stuff I don't even remember anymore, because there's too much awesome content to possibly remember everything.

  • JacobRamke FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kaiser1231

    3 weeks ago

    First?

    • JohnVuojo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Wanderer

      3 weeks ago

      Technically we're all First.

    • ChaoticPKK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tony

      3 weeks ago

      And if we're ALL First, none of us are. o_o

    • CheescakeTheory FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold CheesecakeTheory

      3 weeks ago

      Wait guys what are we then 0_0

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      3 weeks ago