So um gaming analyst Michael Pachter has just tweeted this (mosque shooting related) [update: Pachter apologizes]

Oct 25, 2017
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#10
Not sure why the last version of this thread was closed. Yes it's related to the ongoing incident, but this particular aspect is notable for gaming side, and Pachter should absolutely be called out for whatever this bullshit is.
 
#15
Okay so I've read this dumb tweet like 20 time and here's my conclusion.

He's not joking. He's actually thinking that the shooter intentionally did this on Pi day.

EDIT: Hey team, the shooter is treating his mass murder as a joke. It is not unreasonable to look for other "jokes" when analyzing his motivations. Yes, this is supremely fucked up.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#27
Wtf does Pi day have to do with a mosque shooting?

Jesus Christ this guy is ignorant and dumb.
My understanding is that for "pi day," people were going around saying "subscribe to pewdiepie!"
The NZ shooter said the same thing before he started shooting. So this is Pachter's joke.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#29
I'm going to state that he may just be an idiot and not making a joke out of it, as he may not know the "subscribe to pewdiepie" meme or just saying that "it's Pi day, so that's why he said it".

Maybe.
 
#32
My understanding is that for "pi day," people were going around saying "subscribe to pewdiepie!"
The NZ shooter said the same thing before he started shooting. So this is Pachter's joke.
Ban Pachter from this forum. What an insensitive prick. It's one thing to make sensationalist headlines about video games that are often wrong and get console Warriors in an uproar, it's another to be this insensitive to a mass shooting.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#39
It doesn't seem like a joke. Where are we getting that?

It seems like he is legit saying that it is Pi day, which explains the Pewdiepie reference and that it might not be Pi day anymore in NZ because of the timezones.

Am I missing something?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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#43
It doesn't seem like a joke. Where are we getting that?

It seems like his legit saying that it is Pi day, which explains the Pewdiepie reference and that it might not be anymore in NZ because of the timezones.

Am I missing something?
Can you explain why that would even be appropriate or important to post in response to a deadly terrorist attack?
 
Oct 23, 2018
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#48
Okay so I've read this dumb tweet like 20 time and here's my conclusion.

He's not joking. He's actually thinking that the shooter intentionally did this on Pi day.
That's what I think as well. The "not sure" makes me think hes just making another connection between PDP and the shooter.

That being said, based on his past remarks he seems like an ass. So I don't know.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#50
It doesn't seem like a joke. Where are we getting that?

It seems like he is legit saying that it is Pi day, which explains the Pewdiepie reference and that it might not be Pi day anymore in NZ because of the timezones.

Am I missing something?
I don't think it's a joke so much as an inane remark of a coincidence at the most supremely inappropriate time.