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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Mashiki Re:Pft (759 comments)

Are you saying that women have said this to you or about you in an actual business workplace setting? If so, where do you work? If not, what do you mean?

Not me, but I've seen it said about others. I've worked in several jobs when I was younger which were female dominated such as harness making(for industrial applications, and wire harnesses for aircraft). I've also seen it happen in fortune 500 companies, and I've seen it in warehouses and distribution centres.

yesterday
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Mashiki Re:How do you (759 comments)

I've been in the tech industry for 18 years... worked with hundreds of different women over that time. Not once have I ever felt the need to "defend myself against accusations like this." Why? Because it's pretty easy to avoid being a condescending sexist asshole, when you stop behaving like every woman is put here for the sole purpose of your sexual gratification.

That's great, I've seen men's careers destroyed because they refused the advances of a women. This includes them claiming: rape, assault, sexual harassment, stalking, peeping and several other things. Of course, as a guy you're pretty much 100% guilty, even when it isn't true. Then you're just a "guy who got off." At the end of the day there is no defense, it's game over. Even if you are innocent, and have been maliciously libeled against and even if you win the libel case, you're still screwed.

yesterday
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Mashiki Re:Pft (759 comments)

She's not talking about comments like "nice ass" as much as she's talking about comments like "die, you fucking cunt!"

"I hope someone rapes him in the ass." "I'm going to cut off your balls and rape your throat with them." And several other comments from women in various work places. Thinking that this is a singular issue, tied to only women need to dig their heads out of their ass.

yesterday
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UK Government Faces Lawsuit Over Emergency Surveillance Bill

Mashiki Re:Are they forgetting that this is the UK? (44 comments)

I am beginning to suspect that they whole anti-EU campaign is not really an astroturfing (and use of the useful idiots) by the 1%ers to get rid of those pesky EU laws that are preventing unrestrained wealth acquisition by the rich at the expense of the poor.

I might agree, if I didn't hear stupid things coming out of the EU parliament like the ability to turn on any countries printing press and just print money to fix debt issues. Or the variety of nuts that believe, much like in the US and Canada that our "national borders" are pesky things and we should just open them up far and wide and let everyone in. That one doesn't go over well, especially with legal immigrants.

4 days ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Mashiki Re: 04.10.2010 (503 comments)

And if you go read what happened in the case of that Iranian Airbus, you quickly find out that it's a case of the Iranians putting the american ship on edge after doing aggressive maneuvers, including having a plane in flight earlier hat was acting in a targeting mode. Not saying that the US is innocent, but there was more going on then "they just shot down the jet." In Russia's case, they actually visually identified the civilian airliner and shot it down anyway.

4 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Mashiki Re:Wait for it... (751 comments)

Considering the actions of the UN, when it's Israel vs oh say...Somalia, or Zimbabwe no. If there was an equal standing on commendation I'd agree, but greater issues happen and there's nary a peep on them. In fact there's been several cases in the UN itself where the general assembly has supported those issues while on the same day condemning Israel. Again, if they were occupying you might have a point. Remember those wars? Right. And where's the commendation of Egypt with regards to Gaza? You might remember that Egypt is doing the same thing, and is assisting Israel to enforce the blockade.

So with that I'm of the opinion that there's a clear bias. As it rolls along, the only one who's said anything about you being a anti-semite or not is you, especially since you brought it up.

4 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Mashiki Re:Wait for it... (751 comments)

Pretty sure they didn't state that the UN is complicit. Let's check again, nope they didn't. They did however state it was a UN school, and this of course isn't the first time. You do realize that in doing so, hamas has committed a serious war crime correct? Of course the silence on this is deafening.

5 days ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

Mashiki Re:Diabetic and Cancer patient - sign me up (253 comments)

Yay! It's the crazy person who believes in crazy things. Next up, vaccines don't cure anything. They're a method of mind control, and that's why research takes forevar!

5 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Mashiki Re:Wait for it... (751 comments)

Funny that you say "deliberate strategy" and "war crimes" did you miss the story today about the Hamas spokesman saying that civilians should be doing their utmost to be human shields? Hello, that's a war crime. Shooting rockets at civilians, war crime. Targeting schools, and playgrounds in Sderot...well that's a war crime too. Building rockets inside civilian structures, war crime. Launching them from civilian buildings, war crime. Launching them from hospitals, and religious buildings, war crime.

If Israel was really about "collective punishment" they would have shut off power to gaza along with the water. They would also refuse to allow any of them to transit into Israel to work. They would also reduce food stuffs to the materials for basic nutrition. But they're not doing that either. Let us not forget that technically since they're an "elected government" and they're firing rockets. That is a full on declaration of war, Israel could with due-prejudice level every building that they even suspect that's involved. And fully occupy the area, but funny they're not doing that either.

The UN is as close to the most anti-jewish organization with a "humane" face to exist, and that's because of the OIC. But hey, while you're going on about that gag order. The people who killed the Palestinian(actually arab that lived in Israel) have already been arrested, and it's before the courts as we speak. Where's the palestinian government looking for the ones who killed the Jewish kids. And while we're at it, why was it at the first opportunity they started launching even more rockets. Nearly 1k in under 9 days.

5 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Mashiki Re:Wait for it... (751 comments)

Interesting moderation there. Gee there /. mod, something not sitting well with your limited view of the world today? I'm guessing it was the missiles found in a school in gaza. Not the first time either, it's much like hamas using ambulances to transport terrorists around.

5 days ago
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Canadian ISP On Disclosing Subscriber Info: Come Back With a Warrant

Mashiki Re:This is excellent timing given the upcoming T.P (55 comments)

Apparently I did. Otherwise Asia became the US going by your logic as well. And i we did become a part of the US, can you tell me where the cheap electronics are, and when I can find the prices for 1/4 to 1/2 of that compared up here in Canada.

5 days ago
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Canadian ISP On Disclosing Subscriber Info: Come Back With a Warrant

Mashiki Re:This is excellent timing given the upcoming T.P (55 comments)

If you consider the very wealthy and corporations to be society then what you write is true for most governments. But if you consider the majority of the electorate being society, then not so. For an example of what I mean look at the recent study from Princeton University and Northwestern University that reached the conclusion that the USA is an oligarchy.

Sorry, did I miss something when Canada became the US; or are you just happier posting something that doesn't apply to every country.

Then again, a study out of two heavily left wing universities saying the US is an oligarchy has about as much weight as the taliban saying Europe is a christian fundamentalist state, and Japan is ruled by hindu's.

about a week ago
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Canadian ISP On Disclosing Subscriber Info: Come Back With a Warrant

Mashiki Re:This is excellent timing given the upcoming T.P (55 comments)

Until there are laws that charge politicians with treason every time they knowingly do this, they will continue to follow the following formula,

There *is* a law on treason, this isn't treason going by your narrow view of it. Rather, this is what you want people to be charged with when they pass laws that disagree with you. In turn, governments have it in their interest to pass laws that in general benefit society. Quebecs protest laws are an example of this, especially after the spate of individuals masking their identities and engaging in vandalism, and attempting to riot for the sake of rioting. The courts on the other hand have the right to counter this, when there is a grievance by citizens against the government which is what's happening in this case.

Remember S1 of the charter in Canada? And remember that Quebec didn't sign the charter. Right, now remember that in Quebec they don't use common law. Put those three things together and what do we have?

about a week ago
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Canadian ISP On Disclosing Subscriber Info: Come Back With a Warrant

Mashiki Re:This is excellent timing given the upcoming T.P (55 comments)

The courts have already struck down provisions in law regarding both "reasonable suspicion" and "exigent circumstances." Slapping it back into the law, will ensure it ends right back up at the SCC and struck down again.

about a week ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Mashiki Re:More Like Subsidized (526 comments)

Pot, kettle.

Considering I can easily point out the general craziness of liberals on a scale that dwarfs what would be considered "libertarians" pretty sure it's not pot, kettle, black. Or are you saying that the issues and policies that liberals are promoting today, are "good" for the US as a whole. Especially the current illegal immigration issue, or how about environmental policies that protect non-endangered animals.

about a week ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Mashiki Re:More Like Subsidized (526 comments)

Hey now, don't forget the on-going border stuff. Where the democrats are now saying "our borders are open" and the democrat LA mayor is working to provide shelter, while the homeless on the streets get nothing. To the AC: Democrats are beyond fucked up at this point, even RINO's seem sane in comparison.

And before someone screams 'lul republican shill' or something else insanely stupid, I'm a Canadian and can figure this shit out.

about a week ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Mashiki Re:More Like Subsidized (526 comments)

Oh /. don't ever change, continue to be that bastion of liberal insanity believing that libertarians are "lunatics and paranoid."

about a week ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

Mashiki Re:Freedom of Expression... (423 comments)

And you came to that conclusion...how exactly?

I'd say it has to do with the breakneck speed at which they've re-criminalized blasphemy, and stopped people from stating their point of view especially when it's "contrary to political correctness." Europe is pretty good at that, I can think of a dozen cases off the top of my head from Germany to France to the UK.

about a week ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

Mashiki Re:Barbara Streisand award (423 comments)

I'm sure Bing or Yahoo will have the results.

about a week ago

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FCC wants to decide what's news

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  about 5 months ago

Mashiki (184564) writes "The FCC has decided that they know what news you need to know. This sounds familar doesn't it? Everyone remembers the fairness doctrine. The CIN, will "ferret out information from TV and other media, and determine what's best." Including but not limited to, the format, type of information, and whether or not it's newsworthy. But with this, they say don't worry we won't do anything wrong and it's voluntary. As we all know, the government is highly trustworthy. There have been no flagrant abuses that have come to light in the last year, and we can trust in their unbiased opinions, and their objectives right?

Let's think on that a moment, and remember that Putin did something similar 14 years ago, and let's look at the state of the media in Russia today."
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EU probes new Google privacy policy

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "The EU is probing Google's new privacy policy to determine whether or not it breaks the bloc's data, and privacy laws. This investigation could delay the rollout of the new policy, and bring increased pressure against Google, as they are already under investigation for their existing competition practices."
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Google Announce cross-product tracking, no opt-out

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "Google has announced new privacy rules across all products(email, search, youtube, plus, etc). With this change, comes a unique twist. You can't opt out. I'd say google pulled a netflix, but it could be much interesting than that depending on where you live. Since this flies in the face of the privacy laws of other countries to track across sites, when you refuse to allow users to opt-out of tracking altogether."
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DOJ seals records of murdered border guard

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "The DOJ has sealed the recorders of a border agent, who was murdered by a weapon procured during the Federal Government's Fast and Furious program, operated by the ATF, which allowed weapons to walk into the hands of known criminals. Perhaps the most troubling issue at hand from the most transparent administration ever, is how quickly they wish to silence any information of how these weapons were moved, and who has been murdered by them."
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EA modifies ToS for ORIGIN again

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "Following what seems to be a brilliant move by everyone favorite company Sony, EA has amended the terms for ORIGIN their downloading service to include the following clause: "By accepting these terms, you and EA expressly waive the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS PROVISION, YOU AND EA ARE FOREGOING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL.

YOU AND EA AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING."

You have until tomorrow(Aug 25th) to opt out, if you want."

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