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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

CronoCloud Re:xmms (500 comments)

I still use XMMS, there's just something about its minimalism. Fedora has packages for it.

about half an hour ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

CronoCloud Re:ROT13 (500 comments)

try adding this to .bashrc

alias rot13='tr "a-zA-Z" "n-za-mN-ZA-M"'

38 minutes ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

CronoCloud Re:ROT13 (500 comments)

Damn it! Rickrolled with ROT13. I salute you.

40 minutes ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

CronoCloud Re:Gopher (500 comments)

http://gopher.floodgap.com/gop...

That has an http to gopher proxy, and is the home of OverbiteFF which is a Firefox extension that adds gopher support back to it. First "met" floodgap and OverbiteFF's owner/creator back on comp.sys.cbm.

So is gopher.quux.org now the only gopher server left in the entire universe?

No.

gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/1...

1 hour ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:I've been whooshed (1188 comments)

Yeah, it was mostly a joke. Sorry about that.

yesterday
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1188 comments)

It's not what you "implied"

This:

human beings have proven themselves wholly untrustworthy to me.

Is more akin to "I don't trust anyone.", than "Trust is analog"

yesterday
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

CronoCloud Re:They're not gamers. (275 comments)

Do candidates commonly ride Greyhound to and from this second interview? Or should candidates expect to endure the sexual overtones of U.S. airport security theater such as Rapiscan and enhanced patdowns?

Flying is common for long distance travel because it takes less time.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (1188 comments)

There is no such thing as "copyright fraud". The term is "copyright violations". What happened was a few gamer-dudes got upset she used footage from their let's plays to point out the tropes.

Her use does qualify under fair use, fair use LIMITS copyright.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

If her work wasn't Fair Use she could be sued...in court. Is that happening? No.

That tells me all I need to know you intellectual goatse! Don't let any flies in there,

Name calling undermines your opinions.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1188 comments)

Trust isn't boolean true/false, it's analog.

For example, bank accounts themselves are based on a system of trust.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (1188 comments)

Because if you don't it's copyright fraud. Seriously, look it up. People were pissed.

Fair Use, do you know it?

This idiot doesn't even know what game she's playing half the time, never mind the finer points of distros, and I mean that literally.

Half the time? Really? Hyperbole much? And who says she doesn't know distros? Has anyone asked?

It's a common complaint among gamers regarding her "reviews".

She doesn't review, she does commentary on tropes. I've watched some of her videos, haven't seen any errors of that type, other than her using footage from multiple games at once and sometimes mentioning titles that might not be on the screen at the same time. But if that's what gamers problem is, that's just silly nit picking.

How embarrassing for you. I seriously have no idea how people can publicly call themselves feminists in this day and age, talk about a faux pas

Because I do. And it's not embarassing at all.

Ugh. Let's not invite that one to the next party.

What, are you stereotyping there? Do you think that all feminists go around talking about feminism all the time? Because they don't.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:Her work (1188 comments)

Really? If I go on my favorite message board and make derogatory comments at the owner and then my comments are deleted it's censorship? Really?

If you were to go to the YDL forum and flame YDL in every thread there and make huge posts about how changing one's hosts files would protect one from the evil of YDL, when people are wanting help....and if I had deleted your comments and banned you...that's censorship?

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:Slashdot too huh? (1188 comments)

Or maybe criticising anything that makes the gaming community look bad earns the ire of the gaming community.

If a problem makes the community look bad, then perhaps the community needs to reduce the problem instead of shooting the messenger?

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1188 comments)

You default to trust, we default to don't trust.

Innocent till proven guilty. Do you disagree with that basic fundamental?

Your attitude will change with time kid.

I'm 47.

People in general are not trustworthy.

Some people are untrustworthy. Treating all people as untrustworthy would make ME the bad guy encouraging negativity.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1188 comments)

Do you trust me? Why should you?

There are levels of trust, but you've given me no reason to distrust you on certain things. I think that might be called casual trust. Say if you were in Second Life and you IM'd me and said, "Hey can I borrow 100L$ for a few uploads until I can get my payment situation worked out. I'd hand you 100L$.

Or if we met at some fast food place to discuss Linux and you had left your wallet, I'd pay for your dinner. "My treat dude, you can get the next one if you want."

Then you haven't been a member for long enough (or you're hyperbolizing based on your subjective beliefs).

Perhaps a bit of both, but it is sad to me.

Because people are inherently greedy, competitive creatures.

We are? Are you sure? We "can" be greedy, but we can also be generous and empathic. How much greed is culturally taught?

When society is built upon the concept that one cannot succeed if another person does, it's only natural for those aware of the construct to be wary of the motivations of others.

Whose society? Yours? That's not mine, and if it is, I don't want it to be.

Ever played Rust? There's a valid allegory there.

Nope, console gamer, so none of those Zombies meets survival games...yet. H1Z1 and Dayz are heading to the PS4 eventually. But...in those games, wouldn't cooperating with others and forming communities together make the group so strong that the zombies wouldn't be a threat? Then you could form larger communites (counties? States? Nations) and utterly drive the zombies from the game? It's like a D&D party...they're sticks see. One stick is easily broken, but 8 sticks together, not so much. You rez in the game and kill everyone you meet as a threat...fine. Then who watches your back when you craft/sleep/eat? What happens if you find more good stuff than you can carry?

just because I don't trust you doesn't mean I'm going to be an asshole about it, or even let you know I feel that way.

Fair enough.

But I'm also not going to hand you the keys to my truck. Because only an idiot would do that.

Who says Hand over the keys? There's levels of trust. Say you walk up to my door with a minor injury...I don't need to hand you my keys, I can say "Hey dude, need me to call someone or do you need a ride?"

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (1188 comments)

Without criticising your script,

I know, it would probably be better to set up a cron job.... but I actually know very little about cron...think I've used it once or twice.

Sarkeesian is a gender studies maven

Not technically she isn't. Her bachelors is in Communications, Masters in social and political thought... NOT gender studies. Now she has an interest in it, of course, which leads to her videos, but she is NOT the "Gender studies major" that some people claim she is.

who stole much of her video material from other youtube channels.

Why re-invent the wheel? If I was doing commentary on video game tropes I would most certainly use what video footage that was already out there rather than waste time capturing my own footage of the same thing. Nothing wrong with that whatsoever. Hell when the Daily Show or Colbert do commentary on some political speech, do they send their own camera crew? No they pull footage from CNN/NBC/etc.

It's likely that she would believe Linux to be a brand of moistened paper towel.

My sister has a double major Bachelors degree in Social work and English (writing)....she runs Ubuntu LTS. I did not install it for her, I do not maintain it for her....in part because I run Fedora and know jack about Ubuntu.

So don't be to sure a supposed "gender studies maven" doesn't know about Linux.

Just as an aside, on my bookshelf with my various Linux books, there are copies of "The Beauty Myth" and "Fire with Fire" by Naomi Wolf, Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein, and Whipping Girl by Julia Serano. So you might call me an amateur gender studies maven.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:Slashdot too huh? (1188 comments)

But she's not even pointing the finger at gamers themselves, but game developers! Are all those guys being jerks to her, developers? No, they're just jerks upset because some woman dares to criticize tropes in their Beloved Boyz Club Hobby.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1188 comments)

Can't a person just not trust anyone by default without being accused of racism, or misogyny, etc?

You're lucky you're not being accused of being a sociopath.

Trust is the very center of society and civilization. If you can't trust, you're not going to be very good at getting along in society.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1188 comments)

However, Sarkeesian conveniently forgets to mention that you lose points, you risk drawing attention and a whole slew of other things that misrepresent the situation.

Okay there are negative consequences....but did you kill the strippers anyway? Did you shoot cops or bludgeon people to death in GTA even though it could attract attention or raise your wanted level? Did you kill a hooker in GTA to get your money back?

Plenty of gamers ignore the negative consequences attached to less moral actions to do something they think is "cool"

Sarkeesian conveniently forgets to mention that the hole purpose is that the mission for the player character is to infiltrate and to dismantle the organization behind the mistreatment of women.

If a non law enforcement person knows the location of a human trafficking event, wouldn't it be smarter to stay outside and pull out that cell phone (Watch Dogs is phone centric game!) and notify the authorities without going inside?

Sure it's "justification"...but it's thin justification.

2 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

CronoCloud Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (1188 comments)

There's a group called The Fine Young Capitalists that were trying to host a game jam specifically directed at female developers - the entire point was to promote women in gaming. TFYC were getting funding for it, and then Zoe Quinn stepped in and had them shut down, implying that they were being misogynists.

No, the Game Jam hired someone to run it...and THAT person shut it down. I do believe the participants all agreed to it. This whole fuss about it, is some whiner needing a scapegoat and knowing that some gamer geeks are quite willing to believe anything negative said about a woman...chose a woman.

2 days ago

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