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Twitch star Jinny shocked after racist encounter in IRL stream

Published: 11/Sep/2020 23:49

by Virginia Glaze

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Jinny is one of Twitch’s more popular IRL streamers, and although she occasionally plays video games, the influencer often broadcasts her travels abroad — one of which resulted in a shockingly racist encounter.

Jinnytty is a well-known face on Twitch, who is regularly seen collaborating with other broadcasters and documenting her travels both near and far for her 385,000 followers.

However, not all of these travel experiences have been positive for the streamer, who nearly got gored in the stomach and had her backpack “stolen” by a wild deer during her excursion to Denmark.

This encounter barely holds a candle to the frustrating moment she endured during a September 11 broadcast, while she was walking about at night in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city.

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Jinnytty is a popular IRL streamer who encountered a disturbing instance of racism during her trip in Denmark.

During her nighttime excursion, Jinny was in the middle of talking to her viewers when a bystander shouted “ching chong” at her as he walked past — understandably drawing a shocked response from the streamer.

“That was racist,” Jinny said flatly after processing the comment. “You guys heard that, right? That was racist.”

Luckily, Jinny’s viewers were quick to assuage her, almost immediately flooding her stream with donations and messages of reassurance in wake of the concerning incident.

This is far from the first time an Asian Twitch streamer has dealt with harassment while traveling abroad; Giannie Lee was also at the center of a seriously uncomfortable encounter while dining in a restaurant, after two white men accosted her and pulled their eyes in front of her streaming camera.

Unfortunately, Lee would go on to be the victim of even more racist incidents during her time in Germany for Twitch Con that year — but she truly knew how to “kill them with kindness,” so to speak, gently informing them that their behavior was not welcome.

Even Twitch star JadeyAnh was the target of racist bystanders, who similarly accosted her and her cousin while out at a bar.

Although it’s amazing to see how the internet can connect us, it certainly sheds a light on the negatives in the world — but we gotta admit, it definitely feels good to see these streamers clap back at the people harassing them.

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Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce

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During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.