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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

B33rNinj4 Re:No thank you (267 comments)

Amen, sir. Amen.

about three weeks ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

B33rNinj4 Re:There's a clue shortage (574 comments)

Amen! We are in the same boat. It's gone beyond frustrating to sadly humorous.

about three weeks ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

B33rNinj4 They should be worried. (553 comments)

It's a big problem in my company. The number of people in my department that can successfully troubleshoot an issue to resolution, understand the root cause, and prevent it from happening again is shrinking. They do have skills, but not true understanding of how/why things work or don't work. It's tremendously frustrating, and it's a trend that's not going away. I don't believe it's just an issue with the education system though. I can't remember the last time I was in a meeting or review where upper management tries some kind of "outside-the-box" techniques.

about a month ago
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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

B33rNinj4 Re:Timmay!!! (67 comments)

Thank you for sharing. My day has truly been enriched.

about a month and a half ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

B33rNinj4 Re:WTF? (367 comments)

I don't know why you were modded down. I thought it was funny.

about a month and a half ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

B33rNinj4 WTF? (367 comments)

PETA needs to focus on real issues. It's not like those cameras were tremendous burdens, or that the camels were abused.

about a month and a half ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

B33rNinj4 Re:Well duh. (293 comments)

Have you been to Texas?

about 1 month ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

B33rNinj4 Re:The Banks Own the Government. (201 comments)

I don't know why you were modded down. You hit the nail on the head.Our government is comprised of blue pill, beta bitches.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

B33rNinj4 Re:I never thought I'd say this... (353 comments)

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

about 2 months 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 3 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
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Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards Show Up In Germany

B33rNinj4 Conspiracy! (76 comments)

ATI's just declared war.

about 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 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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