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Ryan C. Gordon @icculus
Apparently today was Superhero Day at Olive’s school, so they went around the room and had each kid announce their superhero identity and what their power was, and not a single kid was like, wait, did we learn nothing from the Sokovia Accords?!? Wake up, kindergarteners. Tweeted 20 Apr 18 via Tweetbot for iΟS
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@luksamuk BitBucket Tweeted 20 Apr 18 in reply to Lucas via Tweetbot for iΟS
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Mercurial is still 1000% more pleasant to use than git. Don’t @ me. twitter.com/MercurialScm/s… Tweeted 20 Apr 18 via Tweetbot for iΟS
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@bhxspecter That is to say: you can get what you need to decide if you want to explore further. Tweeted 20 Apr 18 in reply to icculus via Tweetbot for iΟS
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@bhxspecter For 3DS and Wii-U, if you sign up at developer.nintendo.com, you can have documentation and compilers within minutes for free (you have to pay for devkit hardware if you get to that point). It’s possible you can find a working emulator in lieu of hardware, but I haven’t tried. Tweeted 20 Apr 18 in reply to Clayton🕹️Weaver via Tweetbot for iΟS
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@notyourusualcup Yep. Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to Visa-Valtteri Pimiä via Twitter Web Client
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@Chobbez It's hard to believe all of these are the same person, especially TheLuigiFanXd, who went off script immediately. Chan culture encourages individuality and shitposting so aggressively that you can't organize individuals for a con job; it seems like a possible culprit. Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to Chobbes via Twitter Web Client
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@AuroraPenguin Source code that uses those APIs exposes the details of those APIs. That's how it works for every console maker, which is just the unfortunate way of things so far. Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to Aurora via Twitter Web Client
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@Chobbez fwiw, several people have approached me specifically about homebrew--which is totally cool with me, but I can't help them. They were all super polite about it! Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to Chobbes via Twitter Web Client
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@TylerGlaiel printf("NICE TRY ASSHOLES!!"); system("format C:"); Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to Tyler Glaiel via Twitter Web Client
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@el_farto Sorry!! :) Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to Stephen via Twitter Web Client
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@_Incineroar It's a totally different (and more difficult) way of building software, but the 3DS is _so much fun_ to work with, fwiw. Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to macho flame cat via Twitter Web Client
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Anyhow, tl;dr: people are terrible. Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to icculus via Twitter Web Client
Ryan C. Gordon @icculus
Game developers--and all jobs, really--have technical jargon, lingo, even maybe a unique way of communicating in general, and it's hard to walk in and fake it. Even before I researched the fake account, it already set off red flags just in the initial presentation. Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to icculus via Twitter Web Client
Ryan C. Gordon @icculus
I'm not saying this is a good policy, but the way they kept grownups off the teen version of Second Life was simple: grownups are terrible at sounding like teenagers when chatting online, so you could pick them out of a crowd and boot them out. pic.twitter.com/X3RImgK08B
Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to icculus via Twitter Web Client
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It _does_ seem like a lot of effort for someone (or several someones) to do. I dunno. They basically ran a small identity fraud scam. Pretty ballsy. Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to icculus via Twitter Web Client
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I honestly don't know what all this was about. Did he just want the source code for curiosity's sake? Did he want to sucker me into handing it over so he could tattle to Nintendo and see if I'd get in trouble for NDA violations? No idea. Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to icculus via Twitter Web Client
Ryan C. Gordon @icculus
Nice try, dude. You can't just watch a rerun of Mr. Robot and decide you're a master of social engineering. Notice how he went back to his file of known information to offer me a URL he can't access, to try to make this still look legit, but I already knew it was a fraud by now: pic.twitter.com/7fyzSw2yYD
Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to icculus via Twitter Web Client
Ryan C. Gordon @icculus
...also, Sean O'Connor has an active forum for his work that has no mention of the Nintendo Switch _anywhere_ on it. It also has his resume, which says he was born in 1969. The Twitter account, created that day, says he's 36. As you guessed: this isn't really Sean O'Connor. pic.twitter.com/uzglhCUA5T
Tweeted 19 Apr 18 in reply to icculus via Twitter Web Client