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Study: Social Networks Have Negative Effect On Individual Welfare

Nephandus Re:If you haven't got a thick skin (76 comments)

So they need to actually grow up and deal with reality like us cynics do? Yes, how insidious it'd be if I can't get lectured about precious normality by half a dozen pretentious friends/long-time-associates (each other's, not mine), one at a time, who completely contradict each other yet continue to regard each other as perfectly normal.

2 days ago
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Study: Social Networks Have Negative Effect On Individual Welfare

Nephandus Re:If you haven't got a thick skin (76 comments)

That'd describe browsing at 5 on a great many PC topics around here. Sadly, I don't even mean the Intel chips or Windows OSes sense of "PC" anymore.

2 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Nephandus Re:This is good! (523 comments)

How exactly does one memorize multiplication tables without accidentally comprehending "what multiplication is"? How is not nigh immediately obvious to anyone who knows basic addition, which should itself only require a few seconds to explain to them?

5 days ago
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The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

Nephandus Re:Incredibly wise advice (119 comments)

Disingenuous or blind. You need social and legal threats to continue your relationship? Otherwise, it's not the social/legal entity of marriage but the independent relationship. You can call that "marriage", but that'd be perfectly arbitrary. The difference between wife and girlfriend are meaningless without the social and legal entity, which can't be part of actual intimacy. You can't subordinate intimacy to external politics, and it still be intimacy. It necessarily becomes the politics. I'd think 37 years would make this more obvious to you than the hookup culture flingers who can't comprehend the literal definition of intimacy anymore.

about a week ago
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The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

Nephandus Re:O rlly? (119 comments)

Sure, myopic extroversion fixes everything... And what about the many introverts that find 2 of those 3 a good way to want even ourselves dead? A community is another word for a subculture, which means politics, which means many bloodsucking parasites. Feeding them on purposes is not conducive to a will to live, much less happiness.

about a week ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Nephandus Re:Urgh (525 comments)

Just replace "I" with "We" for whatever "one true" party claims as their "greater good". The "fuck you" applies to anyone not the right kind of special to the aforementioned "one true" party's politics.

Besides, the majority of Americans didn't want a federal government, before or after the revolution. They wanted to be left the fuck alone. Most white men even never voted for those calling themselves representatives for the bloody colonies, much less the guys who ending up with the new American military at their beck and call after the war. Ask Rhode Island how they entered the blessed "union". There was no "the People" in that "We". The "We" were a self-authorized minuscule minority that pretentiously spoke over anyone else then starting pointing guns at them and calling it freedom.

about a week ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Nephandus Re:I wish we didn't need something like this (586 comments)

Manflesh doesn't owe service as meatshield for womenflesh. How dumb are you? Men owe women nothing unilaterally. Most women aren't likely to even help you in emergency even without you being under attack, and they admit this without shame. People in general go away from male screams but toward female. If you think you owe it to them to be assaulted in their place, go right ahead. We need less of you anyway. You're part of the real problem.

about a week ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Nephandus Re: The world we live in. (586 comments)

The CDC's "forced to penetrate" showed 1.1% victimization (obviously of males) over 12 months as did their "rape" of females, so any "rape" of males would raise male victims over females. Also according to "Accuracy of Adult Recollections of Childhood Victimization: Part 2. Childhood Sexual Abuse.", males with documented sexual abuse were 5 times more likely to deny sexual abuse later than females. The numbers could be heavily skewed for both but are hiding way more male than female victims.

about a week ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Nephandus Re:I wish we didn't need something like this (586 comments)

Wow, you're myopic and sexist as fuck. You're the idiot who attacks and blames men fighting back because you "know better" due to lapping up poisoned sources, aren't you? You're part of the problem, but you're blind.

about a week ago
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Robo Brain Project Wants To Turn the Internet Into a Robotic Hivemind

Nephandus Re:We need positive Sci-Fi. (108 comments)

We're not really collective. We're individually political and pursuing one's ends is mature in the rational sense, which beats deluded humanistic dogma every-time. Like the glaring example that is Vulcan religion, it's not logical to call reification-based totalitarian pipe-dreams logic...

about a week ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Nephandus Re:"Fan favorites"? (363 comments)

Tits and explosions are both visceral. Most were probably watching for that. Pseudo/quasi-intellectuality only counts so far. Consider Michael Bay movies and reality TV.

1. Pretend shallow convolution makes a coherent premise.
2. Blow up shit.
3. Profit.

Syfy officially doesn't even like your kind 'round there anymore.

about two weeks ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

Nephandus Re:I am curious... (243 comments)

It's wasn't. You're not. Wow, you miss subtext almost as much as your own hypocrisy.

about two weeks ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

Nephandus Re:They always told me I was so smart... (243 comments)

Besides which, the social skills to talk to smart people aren't completely independent of the social skills to talk to not-so-smart people, honestly.

Good luck. Explaining, that "geek culture" required socialization to be a culture, thus geeks are typically quite social, NEVER sinks in. Might as well explain the old implication that geek chicks didn't exist was never meant to be a statement of fact, just an insult to geek males. He's been normalized and as usual is both proud and angry about it, so he needs a target. Nerd/geek/foo cultures are acceptable (ignoring "geek chic" and other hipster quasi-"cool kid" shit...).

about two weeks ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

Nephandus Re:They always told me I was so smart... (243 comments)

But pretending to be dumb tends to be increasingly grating the smarter (and generally more knowledgeable) you get. Consider Douglas Adams uncharacteristically seriously chafing at a joke about making an airplane out of the same materials as black boxes. The more you can be aware of at any moment the more you'll have to deal with at about every moment. Pseudo-"rapport" building chatter will just make you sad and angry about the privileging of such LCD bullshit and its hypocritically pretentious adherents. Psychological itches and pains. Everywhere. All the time. Till you die.

about two weeks ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Nephandus Re:"Fan favorites"? (363 comments)

Proudly submitting to flagellation and making women nod like pseudo-enlightened guilty little male pig-dogs?

about two weeks ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

Nephandus Re:What about Confidence (243 comments)

Just wait until they realize that doesn't necessarily matter in even in terms of the health/worth of your relationship.

about two weeks ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Nephandus Re:I give up (421 comments)

They always were. Officially, it's not psychotic, if it's normal, and you're "socially disordered" if you have a problem playing along with them. Seriously. Check either shrink bible.

about two weeks ago

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