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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Kythe Re:What about the male stereotypes? (641 comments)

I think you may be suffering from paranoia.

And I think you need to get out more :)

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Kythe Re:Whoa whoa whoa (641 comments)

Unfortunately, such feminists seem to be on the quiet side. Most of what seems to be heard from modern feminists--to say nothing of the SJWs--is as regards areas where women are perceived as being disadvantaged as compared with men. But it's radio silence when the opposite is true (or worse: open hostility towards those who raise issues where men are disadvantaged).

Ensuring women don't have fewer rights than men is a laudable goal, to be sure. But compared with supporting equality, it leaves out half of the equation. At one time, when women really could have been said to have been oppressed and had far fewer rights than men, such a position was probably justified. But in today's remarkably egalitarian society (if we're arguing over portrayal of the sexes in video games, you kind of have to admit we're down to details), things aren't quite so simple. And in my opinion, that is largely responsible for the serious image problem today's feminists seem to have.

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Kythe Re: Sexism = Sexy these days (641 comments)

Unfortunately, no. I've had to mute several people on my Twitter feed (from whom I normally enjoy seeing updates) because the controversy has not yet died.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

Kythe Re:Good job MS (37 comments)

If you're talking about the IE vulnerability: according to IBM: 6,935.

Of course, if you want to count from the time IBM found the bug and reported it: roughly 180.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

Kythe Re:0 Day???? ROFLLLLLLLLLULzx (37 comments)

It would appear it's actually a "zero day [plus 18 years]".

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

Kythe Re:Good job MS (37 comments)

"IBM corp's cybersecurity research team discovered the bug in May, describing it as a 'significant vulnerability' in the operating system.

"'The buggy code is at least 19 years old and has been remotely exploitable for the last 18 years,' IBM X-Force research team said in its blog on Tuesday."

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/se...

I know you guys recently made a big deal out of attacking free software projects, and tried to exploit a couple of recent bugs in them to evangelize for paid development, so this reminder of how bad bugs frequently are in paid development software is pretty embarrassing. But in context, pretending this somehow demonstrates how good paid development models are just looks silly.

about two weeks ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Kythe Re: Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Exactly. The only way anyone could think "Windows doesn't have holes like this" is if one literally pays no attention at all.

Or if one is here to spread misinformation as an AC.

about 2 months ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Kythe Re:Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Exactly. My goodness, Windows is legendary not only for having severe holes, but for Microsoft taking a long time to fix them.

about 2 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Incidently, you might want to take this one seriously -- in addition to poll after poll indicating women feel men should pay not only for the first date, but repeating down the line, more people felt rape was OK if the man pays for everything.

Obviously, that's screwed up, but clearly if one believes in equality, there's a couple of reasons to address all the forms it comes in--not just the forms that disadvantage you.

about 2 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

I disagree with this. Whether it's right or not, or whether feminists wish to make use of them, there are social advantages women enjoy that men do not. The expectation that men should pay (at least for the first date) is widespread among women, according to polls. Eventual equality between the genders (and an honest assessment, I think would find that western culture affords a remarkably egalitarian approach already, though of course a few things remain to be addressed) will of necessity mean such conventions will need to be abandoned.

about 2 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Actually, this isn't true. Several years back, men's rights groups and feminist groups actually joined forces in an attempt to make Selective Service gender-neutral. They failed.

about 2 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

These are all good points, but they do raise the question as to what advances in pay should be based upon, if not performance and time in job.

The problem, as I see it, is women who do NOT leave for childrearing or other pursuits still being paid less on the basis that males are the breadwinners in their families.

about 2 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

This is a thoughtful comment. One possible reason: the same beliefs that potentially lead to less pay for many women (e.g. an assumption women will bail for kids at some point, or that they're less competent in general, or that men really should be in the jobs because they're the family breadwinners) might also lead to preferential hiring of males.

about 2 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kythe Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

While this response is cute, and I'm very much in favor of rectifying the very real discrepancies in pay for men vs. women, the denial that women enjoy any social advantages--usually though attacks on the men who point it out--helps no one.

I highly suspect many women would trade those advantages to resolve equal pay and other difficulties, but that doesn't mean they don't exist, or that many women don't make use of them.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Kythe Re:No surprise (224 comments)

I believe you are right when it comes to having an ability to override baser instincts with long-term concerns. However, I do believe humans consistently underestimate how much evolved behaviors play a part in our lives. The most salient example, of course, is the "tabula rasa" belief system that one encounters from time to time (in my experience, particularly among activists who see hypotheses of behaviors having a genetic origin as threatening to attempts to modify those behaviors).

Some researchers have, in fact, argued that altruism, empathy, etc. - behaviors that inherently involve longer-term goals from a selfish point-of-view - are also evolved traits. Which traits are expressed most strongly in a given person is probably itself a combination of nature and nurture...

about 2 months ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Kythe Re:Beyond what humans can do (708 comments)

The great thing about science and scientific predictions: in the end, whether it's right or wrong doesn't depend upon your political biases.

about 2 months ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Kythe Re:Beyond what humans can do (708 comments)

You will be remembered for your contributions on this issue, I'm sure. What I'm not sure about is whether you'll like how you're remembered.

about 2 months ago

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