eSports Starting To Go Mainstream
People have been saying this for years. While it'd be interesting to see it actually happen, I'm not holding my breath.
Oso Disaster Had Its Roots In Earlier Landslides
I really like how instead of intelligent discourse about the triggers for the landslide and any possible ways to prevent/predict future landslides, people latch on to one phrase, and use it to belittle the media or other political stances. It's like those Christian right-wing people obsessively throwing the word "hypothesis" around to justify their idiotic creationist beliefs.
Was it a tragedy? Yes.
Was it a disaster? Yes.
Is that was this discussion is about? No.
Please take it somewhere else, so we can continue to discussion.
The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry
That's a difficult question. In my office, it tends to be the women who have the most issues with being criticized by another woman. I've had my work critiqued on multiple occasions by female coworkers, both my equals and superiors, and I didn't take it personally or become defensive. Now, I can only speak for myself, rather than my entire gender (which the author of the article has done), and I am sure there are men who have issues with it.
In regards to the article, what's the solution? The author lists several problems plaguing the industry, but offers no concrete resolution. I have an issue with that. If you are going to call out an issue, you need to also come prepared with a way to fix it. If you don't, no one will ever take you seriously.
No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months
When they close the door, they close it hard.
Microsoft's Missed Opportunities: Memo From 1997
Because people are too distracted in their daily lives to take a few moments to read.
Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go
I agree! About a decade ago, the company I was working for hired a high-priced "consultant" to help us cut costs. Instead of suggesting we streamline our inventory or ordering processes, he suggested a 10% staff cut. The company folded less than two years later.
Giant Crater Appears In Northern Siberia
Is this some "found footage" for a Core sequel or reboot?
Amazon Is Testing a $10-Per-Month Ebook Service
I'll stick to either buying them, or getting shared copies from friends.
White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales
The automotive industry wields a tremendous amount of power. It's not a surprise that they pushed to have Tesla squashed.
Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills
My life's goal is to swim in my own Money Bin like Scrooge McDuck. Don't take that dream away from me.
Buzz Aldrin Pressures Obama For New Space Exploration Initiative
I'm all for having a thriving, privatized space program. However, we still need the government to be involved and run their own end. We'll never get anywhere if we rely on just one side.
DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue
I agree. The media frenzy from attempting to tear it down would have been insane. DC, while upset over the unauthorized use, would never have pushed to have the memorial removed.
IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]
First, using the word "segregated" is a bit too strong in this case. Yes, it still means separation, but for many, it carries a different history. That being said, I don't agree with their policy on separation by gender. I think it's kind of pointless in an eSports format, and I'm glad someone is finally drawing attention to it. However, the vitriol and excessive anger is highly inappropriate, and it makes me disappointed in people like Wil Wheaton and others who have been up in arms about a policy that was put in place several YEARS ago.
Where was the anger then? Where was the eSports community's rage then?
Chess is still separated this way. Where's the anger?
Yes, it's not equal. Yes, it should change. The gnashing of teeth and the pounding of fists needs to stop though. It's a little late to become that pissed off.
Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job
I agree that these types of contracts are total crap. It just ends up limiting the job market.
Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries
The real question is, did they spy on Djibouti?
White House May Name Patent Reform Opponent As New Head of Patent Office
All he said was that he'd bring change. We were suckers to believe that it would be beneficial change for ourselves.
NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks
I don't know. It takes more than one to quench my thirst.
Google Starts Removing Search Results After EU Ruling
Exactly. It's going to be abused by those in power to cover up issues they'd prefer to forget.
Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?
If the device had a long battery life, and I could get an unlimited data plan, I'd use it.
2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase
I'd be okay with this. It sucks that the government is unable to get their priorities straight, but we need to improve our infrastructure. We can't just sit around, waiting for the infrastructure fairies to swoop in and magically fix things.
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