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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

DRMShill Wouldn't they reasonably have to apply this... (635 comments)

to all forms of entertainment? I'm pretty sure Anita Sarkeesian would have no trouble picking out all the rape scenes and victimized women on HBO and making an argument that HBO is misogynist.

Movies have a much greater cultural impact than video games. Shouldn't sexism factor into MPAA rating then?

5 days ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

DRMShill An ounce of prevention... (693 comments)

Maybe I'm wrong but the x factor in all these shootings seems to be mental health problems. If we took that 100k per school and instead invested it into mental health services I think we'd get the most bang for our buck, pardon the pun.

It's fascinating to see all the bogeymen this problem gets blamed for:

No prayer in school.
Toxic masculinity.
Firearms.
Video games.
Violent movies.

Are we really that uncomfortable with the possibility that these perpetrators are also victims?

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

DRMShill I call BS on a few of these stats (447 comments)

First off that 30k average for a wedding is based off a survey in a high end bridal magazine. So the people who answered that are exactly the sort who would be in the market to spend 30k on wedding. http://resultzdigital.com/wall...

Second, this church going statistic needs a bit more elaboration. Because atheists and agnostics have the lowest rate of divorce in the U.S. while fundamentalist Christians have the highest. http://www.religioustolerance..... So do they mean to imply that Christians divorce less or is it that lazy Christians divorce more?

Other than that interesting statistics.

about a month ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

DRMShill Re:That's one way to summarize it... (724 comments)

You're right. I see your point. Many gamers do prefer Intel but some also like AMD.

about 1 month ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

DRMShill That's one way to summarize it... (724 comments)

Another would be that video game players(intel's customer) are kind of sick of feminist extremists posting articles about about how all gamers are a bunch of basement dwelling woman haters.

This medium seems to get attacked a lot by people who don't understand it. Which I kind of understand. If you saw someone playing GTA you'd probably think they're a murderous psychopath.

First we had Jack Thompson blaming games for school shootings. And now we have third wave feminists blaming games for some kind of rape epidemic.

about 1 month ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

DRMShill Re:Is it going anywhere? (528 comments)

Whether the bill would pass or not is irrelevant. It's extremely disturbing that we have a certain percentage of people running this nation that believe in fucking magic.

about 3 months ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

DRMShill Public transportation! (359 comments)

When will people ever learn!

about 3 months ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

DRMShill Surprising results? (210 comments)

Surprising results would be Ubisoft making a PC port that's stable and efficient right out of the gate and doesn't attack its customers with onerous DRM. The headline almost reads like an Onion article.

about 4 months ago
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FCC Website Hobbled By Comment Trolls Incited By Comedian John Oliver

DRMShill His comments apparently crashed Comcast also. (144 comments)

His last video doesn't seem to appear on Xfinity's instant streaming site. Yet it does on HBO Go. I don't know if they're late publishing it or what but that would be strange since every other HBO show always seems to appear on time through Xfinity.

about 6 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Bre Pettis About Making Things

DRMShill Re:Why are build envelopes so small? (69 comments)

A printer uses heat to melt the filament then extrudes it. The object as it's being printed dissipates that heat at the edges and the center of the object tends to be warmer than the edges. As the edges cool the plastic contracts which cause the edges to curl up. On a small print this problem is much more manageable. On larger prints it's crucial to make sure the object cools down uniformly. Hence the heated build chamber.

about 7 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Bre Pettis About Making Things

DRMShill Re:Why are build envelopes so small? (69 comments)

They patented enclosing the build area and heating it. Yes it's a ridiculous patent.

about 7 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Bre Pettis About Making Things

DRMShill Re:Why are build envelopes so small? (69 comments)

This physics of melted plastic are the limitation here not the robotics. To get good quality prints with anything larger than what most printers usually offer you'd need a well regulated heated build chamber surrounding it which is actually patented by Stratasys.

about 7 months ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

DRMShill Re:Aha! (99 comments)

Christian Australianist response: Your virginity only goes to demonstrate the love God and Australia have for us.

about 7 months ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

DRMShill Aha! (99 comments)

Proof that Australia exists! Your move atheists.

about 7 months ago
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Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

DRMShill Re:Pleeeeeeeease? (276 comments)

Lucas has kind of given this practice an unfair reputation. For a good example of how it's done right see the Star Trek TOS blu-rays.

about 8 months ago
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South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

DRMShill One thing that baffles me... (665 comments)

If take the Bible literally, you have to accept an enormous amount of logical contradictions and cognitive dissonance. Evolution is where they start to have a problem? Any time there's discrepancy between the Bible and common sense the answer is always "magic"(God). Why can't evolution fall under that too for these people? Would a literal interpretation of the Bible really be that much more absurd if in addition to talking snakes and magic apples that the universe is 14 billion years and simultaneously 6 thousand years old?

about 9 months ago
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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

DRMShill Re:So I have to add a subject? (238 comments)

I've been trying to figure that out myself. So far here's what I've seen:

You can't click on 'parent' to see what that comment was a response to. So if you want to get some content on the conversation you have to keep moving your threshold until it appears.

There's quite a bit of whitespace to the right.

It uses javascript I think I read somewhere? I guess that's a problem for some people.

They seem like issues that shouldn't be too hard to resolve so I don't understand what the vitriol is all about but then again I don't understand why Slashdot wouldn't just fix it.

Feel free to point out what else is actually wrong. It's kind of hard to get a good summary of what's broke in between all the OMGG!!!!!!! FUCK BETA!!!! AHHHHH

about 9 months ago

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