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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

B33rNinj4 Re:I never thought I'd say this... (324 comments)

I know! It's actually a reasonable comment from him, and that kind of freaks me out.

4 days ago
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

B33rNinj4 Seriously? (145 comments)

Too damn hard? I don't even know how to begin to reply to that.

about two weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

B33rNinj4 It's shameful for both "sides." (1262 comments)

Well, she did kind of cherry-pick the most violent examples. I also doubt she'll really explore the side of gaming that is positive towards women, because she has a specific agenda...and it's not the betterment of the gaming community. That being said, she doesn't deserve threats and harassment; no one does. It's sad that her critics can't have a rational debate, and resort to violent threats. I'm hoping there's a full investigation. I think it's become easier and more acceptable to be a troll. Personally, I think more forums need to push for a cleaner community. If you can't discuss a game's merits and failures in an adult manner, you should be banned permanently with your IP blocked. There were portions of her latest video that I did agree with. Sadly, she followed the typical failure of modern journalism. Instead of showing both sides of the issue, highlighting her stance, and allowing the reader/viewer to choose their own, she opted to only show one side. I could describe a cup of coffee as being brown, staining your teeth, and having sediment floating in it. While that description is correct, it only shows one half of the issue. She’s transferring the burden to the viewer, and I feel that is wrong. By repetitively showing the most extreme examples of violence towards women, she’s able to whip her audience into a frenzy and polarize the situation. Talking about the “violence in games” as a general concept, she’s pushing the assumption that all games are violent and that the industry is ruled by misogyny and patriarchy. Granted, there is misogyny in the industry, so she does have valid points. I just have problems with how she’s presenting it.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

B33rNinj4 Re:Her work (1262 comments)

I would like to see a full investigation. If it's true, the person needs to be outed and prosecuted. If it's publicity...well, then she needs to be outed. I don't support her work, and personally feel she's a con-artist. Still, no one deserves to be harassed.

about three weeks ago
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Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards Show Up In Germany

B33rNinj4 Conspiracy! (76 comments)

ATI's just declared war.

about three weeks ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

B33rNinj4 Re:shoot the admins (133 comments)

That must have been torture for them. I'm praying for their safe recovery.

about a month ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

B33rNinj4 Discreet? (595 comments)

Yes, because sticking your nails into a drink is totally discreet. I still think the best method is to just not leave a drink unattended when you're out.

about a month ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

B33rNinj4 Re:Just okay? (441 comments)

Sadly, you're correct.

about a month ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

B33rNinj4 Just okay? (441 comments)

I spend a large portion of my day answering questions and fixing screw-ups by these "truly great" workers. I would take laid-off, older, experienced workers in a heartbeat.

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

B33rNinj4 Re:That's it for Fark (748 comments)

Pretty much this. Fark hasn't been relevant in a long time, so trying to "clean up" now is too little too late.

about a month ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

B33rNinj4 Re:Best of luck with that. (299 comments)

I know that. However, our media is slowly turning more and more sensationalist, and thoughtful discourse is no longer encouraged. They don't want discussions. All they want are talking points and arguments.

about a month ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

B33rNinj4 Best of luck with that. (299 comments)

It appears that Nicholas Jackson does not understand how modern media works. The trolls are necessary in order to develop that inclusiveness...that "us vs. them" mentality. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of random people saying "I agree." on every article. That doesn't drive revenue. No, my friends, those trolls are necessary, in fact, I'd go so far as to say they are vital.

about a month ago
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Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut

B33rNinj4 That's no dead zone... (184 comments)

That's the staging point that the lizard people will use to invade the US.

about a month and a half ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

B33rNinj4 Re:NIMBY at its finest (409 comments)

It's not the patient that's the issue though. An outbreak could happen through an oversight in proper disposal of fluids, soiled bedding, etc. While I don't think people are "scaremongering," it's foolish to say it will NEVER happen.

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

B33rNinj4 Re:NIMBY at its finest (409 comments)

Wasn't there a small outbreak of flesh-eating disease that was linked to a leak from the CDC? I'll try to find a citation...

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

B33rNinj4 Re:Yes, let's do this. (409 comments)

I think "Texas" is the entire south, at least in a Texan's mind.

about 1 month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

B33rNinj4 Yes, let's do this. (409 comments)

Let's bring all the diseases here. What could go wrong?

about 1 month ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

B33rNinj4 Re:Over at Dice? (315 comments)

It's catering to the hipster cloud-lovers.

about 2 months ago
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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

B33rNinj4 I'll believe it when it actually happens. (116 comments)

People have been saying this for years. While it'd be interesting to see it actually happen, I'm not holding my breath.

about 2 months ago
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Oso Disaster Had Its Roots In Earlier Landslides

B33rNinj4 Well, this is a waste of time. (64 comments)

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.

about 2 months ago

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Hijackings?

B33rNinj4 B33rNinj4 writes  |  more than 11 years ago I've been reading all of these "hidden threats" that the people at Homeland Security have been warning about. It really sucks to have such a reactionary government. Now, it seems that every Muslim has their own 747 that they'll be crashing into buildings everywhere. Before September 11, the CIA didn't seem to be aware of half as many plots as they are now. Shizznit! Makes me think of relocating to Canada or Mexico. Great beer, and people leave you alone.

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