Net Neutrality and You

Today is the International Day of Action for Net Neutrality, hence this post.

What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is the idea that all data should be treated equally by ISPs, no matter the source. This means that all data is delivered to you in the most efficient way possible without unnecessary delays or paywalls.

How does it affect me?

Without net neutrality rules, companies seeking a profit may implement all sorts of rules restricting or slowing access to content that they please. These may include:

  • Imposing a fee upon websites, which if not paid would result in reduced speeds.
  • Overall reduced access to more sources of information and entertainment, further consolidating and homogenizing the Internet.
  • Possible censorship of information if deemed controversial or damaging to business interests.
  • BitTorrent throttling en-masse; goodbye piracy!

Who is involved in the fight for net neutrality?

Many of your favorite companies and people are involved in the fight to keep net neutrality as law.

  • Mozilla (Firefox)
  • Twitter
  • Twitch
  • Netflix
  • Tim Berners-Lee (the creator of the Web)
  • Netflix
  • OkCupid
  • College Humor
  • Vimeo
  • Google
  • Airbnb
  • Reddit
  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • And of course, Pzk M!

What can I do to help keep net neutrality?

Write a letter to the FCC supporting net neutrality. Click this link to do so. Thanks for participating!

BoA Now dead? (Re)

(Reblogged from BoA site.)

Just an interesting post from the BoA site. I haven’t heard any news from them for a while, but maybe we’re not the last surviving clan after all.
Still the oldest, but maybe not by as far as we thought, eh? Curious retrospective, though.

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Hello everyone, Dave here. Just came back to check how things are going with this nice clan. Seems things aren’t going too well. BOA and GSA are the last pb2 clans left standing(Even though that designation is probably wrong calling us still a pb2 clan. Most if not all of us have moved on to other games(better games). So anyways  lets make sure BOA does not die off.

~Dave out!

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Site updates 2017

As you can already see, the GSA site has been updated. We have changed the format from our old piano black, after so many years so as to work on a new, more modern look. Sniper and I have been working on a few things, and soon more updated pages will be coming.

Please bear in mind, the new fonts and the new theme may have made formatting on some pages a little different than before, so some stuff may be out of place. We’ll be going over every page and updating everything.

Some pages may soon be thinned out, removed, heavily changed, and possibly merged with other pages.

~ I’ll keep you updated.

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Anniversary Gamenight?

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In one week, GSA will be officially turning 6 years old.

Pzk and I were recently discussing a bit of a gamenight on the 24th-26th, to celebrate the occasion.

Who’s up for a gamenight? We’ll probably play a bit of everything. Maybe some Pb2, but probably more of something else. We have lots of options; We’ll probably set up an arena game for our newest recruits in Space Engineers. Maybe some oGaT, or something new. Or maybe some Cards Against Humanity GSA.

Who’s up for it? And, any ideas? Always open.

Everyone from the community is welcome to join us on Discord for celebrations!

I hope to see you all there~

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Updated laws page + Updated laws & regs

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I was looking over the laws page, and it came to my attention that it needed a few touch ups. I did a general check for any errors and fixed any small thing I found, and also made some additions.

As follows is the previous state of the page; (Note that only text color is changed. Notes will be present.)

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Game night + Announcements + Monty Oum

Just a quick post here, to give everyone an update.

First of all, game night is of course next Friday. I’m happy to announce that we will be supporting Noune’s project, Kill to Stop Cancer. For every player who joins us, the NIR will donate 1$ to help fight lung cancer.


Also, as many of you have probably noticed, the GSA site has been updated a bit. Updates will continue for the next few days, and we hope to shape things up a little better. Have a look around, and see what’s new, but remember that things aren’t finished yet.

Some posts may be made soon regarding changes to policy. I’ll get back to you about those changes, hopefully soon.


February first.

Two years ago, today, marks the loss of the visionary, Monty Oum. Well known for his work with Rooster Teeth, particularly on Red vs Blue and RWBY, he was an inspiration to many, through his creativity, work ethics, and attitude.

Today, he wishes to inspire you, too. February first marks a day that everyone should be inspired- Go and begin working on something you’ve always hoped to create. Write the first page of your own story. This is the legacy he would have wanted to leave- To continue to inspire the great creativity in people.

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1981-2015.

Rest well, and may you continue to inspire.


That’s all for now.

~I hope to see you all soon.

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2017

Cheers to another year. 2016 was hellish, but it had it’s glory.

It was a year of tragedy and triumph. Time goes on as ever, of course.

As for GSA, this was a big year. It was the beginning of the reforms we shall continue to make, and while 2016 was a slow year for us- And, in parts, quite a somber year- It was also the beginning of something great. Through our troubles, and after many missed steps and failed starts, we began on a better path. We elected a perfect new leader, and since then, we have been fixing the community steadily. 2016 was a slow year, but 2017 shall be a glorious year because of it.

2017 shall be our return to glory.

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~See you in 2017.

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