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What To Expect With Windows 9

Kielistic Re:Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (488 comments)

the ubiquitous 1920x1080 is cheap as dirt and nice and wide; but actually throws fewer vertical pixels than a nasty old 1280x1024

I think your math may be off.

taking a cheapo 1920x1080 and rotating it gives you a 1080x1920

Which makes it look terrible. The viewing angles on cheap monitors tend to suck if you aren't looking at it right. Although rotating a monitor that doesn't look terrible is the bee's knees.

I personally prefer working on widescreen monitors for programming. Once you've written properly descriptive names or you are working in a wordy OO language there is really no such thing as "reasonably short lines" though. I've never understood why people on Slashdot do not like widescreen- your vision is widescreen.

8 hours ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Kielistic Re:Lame (729 comments)

The charger for the Nexus5 is magnetic and holds/helps place the phone in the proper location and has some new-agey sticky crap on the bottom that allows it to be fixed in pretty much any position.

about a week ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Why "SJW"? (1134 comments)

define gamer: a person who plays a game or games, typically a participant in a computer or role-playing game.

Herp derp nothing about misogyny.

But thank you for the definition. I'll be sure to tell Anita and Zoe and all these gaming journalists that they aren't actually feminists. I'm sure they'll accept that.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Why "SJW"? (1134 comments)

You keep repeating misogyny- maybe eventually you'll convince someone it's true. Most likely people will come to realize you're just making pleas to emotion.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Accusations (1134 comments)

Defending a strawman argument with a strawman argument isn't a great choice. Not a single person has said that. In fact, pretty much everyone wants that guy fired. So "That a boy" was said by no one ever.

Evidence that Zoe got death threats? Link? Reference? How's that for a double standard. You just take her word for it but demand unrealistic evidence for anything else.

sig: The Kruger Dunning explains most post on /. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D...

Yours at the very least.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Accusations (1134 comments)

Tell me, did your ears get sore from having your fingers jammed in them so hard? The link can be found from the article and numerous times in this thread. Constantly demanding a link after it has already been provided is pretty asinine.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Feminism (1134 comments)

Which in the realm of gaming women have. So hooray! Feminism can leave gaming alone now?

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:I predict (1134 comments)

Manufacture what? The infographic? Would you find it more credible if there were simply more infographics with the same content? It was a review of the credibility of the threat. How come you don't have this same level of disbelief when the only evidence of threats that was manufactured was this one short term twitter account?

I suppose it helps explain your method of thinking. There is a large group of people circularly referencing each other about how there is totally no corruption going on in their circle. But they provide lots of stories and references to those stories so by virtue of the bandwagon fallacy they must be correct.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:I predict (1134 comments)

You should try reality, instead of FeministFrequency's imagination land. You'll find it much more rewarding.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:I predict (1134 comments)

Simple error? I mean I guess it would be understandable for someone that doesn't like or know anything about video games to not understand how game mechanics work. But completely misrepresenting how a game works is not a "simple error".

She hasn't made a lot of them; not sure how you would forget such an absurd part. She went on at length about Hitman and something about punishing women for their sexuality.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:I predict (1134 comments)

The issue is: This anonymous person did something "evil" and therefore you claim an entire demographic is evil and you are mad at them. Not a good example of rationality.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Zoe Quinn, wait what? (1134 comments)

I have never used my integrity to promote someone that I am secretly sleeping with. Are you saying that you would do that given the chance?

The issue is nepotism and nothing at all to do with misogyny. You can keep repeating misogyny to derail the conversation all you'd like but it's clearly not all that effective.

Just world? What the hell are you going on about here? That has absolutely nothing to do with what was said.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Zoe Quinn, wait what? (1134 comments)

If you have to continuously repeat that you are part of the "non-idiot group" it really looks like you are just trying to convince yourself of that more than anything else.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:promoting violence against women? (1134 comments)

If more women than men were dying in games you wouldn't be calling it a "simplistic" mentality. You just have a myopic attitude of anything that happens to women (or imaginary women) is bad and you try to rationalize it after.

The female body is used as an attention grabber in literally every thing ever done by humans. Even feminists use this.

Who cares? Men have their little "save the woman" fantasy- women have their little Twilight, 50 Shades, etc, etc, fantasies. There are plenty of stories and games that don't fit that mold and women are free to play and create what ever they want. Just because not everything panders to certain insufferable women (remember that plenty of women have been playing and loving these games for ever) doesn't make it misogynistic.

If you shove your way into a group and say "you gotta do things that I want because I don't like what you're doing now" nobody is going to like you. That isn't misogyny.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Accusations (1134 comments)

It was right in the twitter feed linked as a reference. He was definitely promoting her work.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Accusations (1134 comments)

Would you dense nitwits take your strawmen and go home? No one gives a damn how many men she slept with. It's the journalistic integrity involved in a situation in which people are promoting each other and secretly sleeping together.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Stop complaining and debating and do something (1134 comments)

Actually that is exactly what the no true Scotsman fallacy is. The whole point of it is just because you think someone shouldn't be lumped in your group at this moment doesn't mean you get to exclude them for being not a "real" feminist- er I mean Scotsman.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Kielistic Re:Why "SJW"? (1134 comments)

They get called that because they go on a warriors crusade for what they dogmatically consider "social justice". It's a play on words of "keyboard warrior".

I'm not sure what about it seems like a paranoid conspiracy. Just a group of people all behaving in a similar manner, grouping together, ganging up on others and self-identifying as their own in-group. Heaven forbid they get called a name you don't like.

about two weeks ago

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