It's possible that there are quite a few false positives, but for the most part Niantic seems convinced that what they are catching is cheating and they are responding with permanent full bans against advanced players with heavy investment in the game. Meanwhile, spoofing and multi accounting continue and the true botmasters and skeezy COMMs salesbots are chuckling behind their keyboards.
My questions - What should actually earn a player a full permanent ban? What other steps could be taken to deter agents from cheating? Are full permanent bans for things like previous GPS location locking overkill, akin to hanging an apple thief? What seems to be missing is an appropriate level of balance between crime & punishment and a path to rehabilitation for agents who realize what they did before was wrong.
#Ingress #Niantic #banhammer
Residents and visitors of New Orleans often stroll down the Riverwalk and admire the swiftly moving Mississippi River, enjoy fresh seafood on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, or even get a little adventurous on a swamp tour and experience the thrill of feeding an alligator down on da bayou.
But residents and visitors alike often under-appreciate the importance of water to the city of New Orleans. When the spillway is opened, we quite literally become an island. Our economy has and always will depend on the water we are surrounded by. In centuries past, the defense of our lovely city also depended on it via the many forts sprinkled across the lakes, rivers, and in the Gulf of Mexico (http://www.experienceneworleans.com/forts-near-new-orleans.html).
Today, the defense of sweet Dame Orléans also relies on the use of these forts, as they are all Ingress portals. The Resistance Navy makes regular trips to these forts to keep the waters- and the skies- blue. We also sometimes get the chance to visit other interesting water spots to set up temporary defenses, like Our Lady of Blind River - a true portal gem (http://www.countryroadsmagazine.com/getaways/outdoor-adventures/our-lady-of-blind-river).
Check out some of the pictures below of our Navy adventures, and support The Resistance Navy today by pre-ordering our amazing coin before the end of the month: http://coins.navy.bluevoodoo.la.
#ingress #rememberpilottown #nowake #SSREDACTED #bluevoodoo #portalgem
Total strikes: 424
Obama strikes: 373
Total killed: 2,499-4,001
Civilians killed: 425-967
Children killed: 172-207
I am opposed to the values of hatred and fear that lead us to violence. It's also the last refuge of incompetence, and the first step to tearing us from our humanity and into something else.
Our government has sent an army of robots that murdered nearly 200 children in the pursuit of our enemies.
Maybe we can't stop random maniacs from getting guns and killing masses of innocents, but this one is something we could maybe do something about.
As a civilization, do we want to be remembered as the authors of rich literature, creators of amazing art, pop culture that lightens our day, and the inventors of wonderful and awesome things? Or do we want to be the people who looked at the children killed by robots and said, "Hey, only two hundred."
Something to think about.
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