Swatting, the “not actually a prank” criminal act of calling in a fake police report to get a SWAT team to visit someone, happens more often than it should and it happens considerably often to popular streamers. The most recent victim of this malicious activity has been YouTuber DarkSydePhil. According to a report on SiliconANGLE, not only did the swatter hit him—during an Arkham Knight livestream—but they have also sent police to the home of a family member.
“Hey there,” the Borg chef said. “Can I perhaps implore you to stop shooting the employees? They’re just trying to do their job.”
“They tried to asssimilate usss,” Boots hissed with a sneer. He pointed his rapier directly at the throat of the drone and growled.
Helvetica put up a silencing hand and Boots stepped back. “The reception we’ve been given has been less than peachy,” she said. “In fact, I’d say that the hard sell is what goes for a greeting around these parts. They stop doing that and I’ll stop shooting them.”
“They are just doing their jobs,” the chef drone said.
He shook his head and went about wiping down the counter in front of them—which, to Helvetica, appeared spotless. As he worked, she inspected him. He looked to have once been human. Slightly taller than she even as he stood with a slightly stopped posture, perhaps from years of tending …
Next week, noted technology journalism site SiliconANGLE will be following along with Twitch coverage of E3 2015 on the MMO Anthropology Twitch.tv channel. Feel free to join in! See below for details on when and how to connect up.
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