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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Oligonicella Re:How do you (440 comments)

"This is text messages, threats emailed to you, men send death threats that include personal informaiton, like what kind of car and location. And it isn't uncommon., in that every woman will experiences it often."

Bullshit. Same bullshit as the one in four women will be raped claim.

9 hours ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Oligonicella Re:Benefits (158 comments)

"They take chances with it because the benefits outweighs the risks." A supposition on your part. No more, no less.

12 hours ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Oligonicella Re:Better safe than sorry (158 comments)

We've had an anthrax vaccines since the 1800's.

12 hours ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Oligonicella Re:once again, White Christans fuck over everybody (158 comments)

One English military officer suggested it - Lord Jeffrey Amherst. It's unknown if he actually attempted it. That's the entirety of the story. Weak attempt at religion bashing.

12 hours ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

Oligonicella Re:The problem is... (158 comments)

Still doesn't justify keeping it around. We *have* a vaccine. We also have nukes, so retaliation by smallpox isn't necessary.

12 hours ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Oligonicella Re:I don't see the problem. (662 comments)

Current reports are that Russia is helping to destroy on ground evidence.

2 days ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Oligonicella Re:04.10.2010 (503 comments)

You could have just said liberals instead of other idiots.

4 days ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

Oligonicella Re:Also human (275 comments)

Dude/tte, I have five domains. All are paid up through 2020. In 2015 I shall extend them until 2030. It's not hard to do and it's not hard to remember, FFS. For a company that large to neglect is inexcusable. Just buy them for then next 20 years, it doesn't cost all that much.

about a week ago
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ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

Oligonicella Re:Selective Service (158 comments)

Because they rely on ours. It would be interesting to see the change if we pulled all protective forces back.

about a week ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Oligonicella Re:Ridiculous! (588 comments)

A top billing female character will never rise from the purposeful ashes of a mediocre billing male character. It's an obvious bit of pandering and will - and should - die off. Why not use a female warrior to begin with and avoid all the crap that this will deal? In fact, a female Norse warrior (and there were a number) could hook out from Thor to get whatever boost they think that would yield. As it is, this will burn and spiral to the ground.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Oligonicella Re:If anyone actually cared... (706 comments)

Of course you can augment the repair shop with rental cars. But then you have moved an inch away from the fix-it-all utopia towards a replacement culture.

This is exactly what dealerships do where major repairs are concerned and no, you're not "inching" anywhere. The rental is maintained the same way.

If the replacement cost would be approximately the same as the repair,

It wouldn't and I challenge you to give an example where it would. Especially since you're using automobiles as your argument.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Oligonicella Re:If anyone actually cared... (706 comments)

For instance, it can be logistically more efficient to manufacture more weak products instead of distributing massive amount of spare parts.

If and only if those parts are shipped individually, which is not at all how our method of shipment works. Yes, I can send a single penny to a friend in California. But that penny goes with a plane load of other items. Your argument fails because of this.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Oligonicella Re:If anyone actually cared... (706 comments)

I've read this thread. The only thing you offered was pedantry and snark, starting with your essentially worthless criticism of his writing style. Is that all you have for the discussion? If so, you are tacitly admitting he is correct.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Oligonicella Re:Global warming is ensured anyways... (706 comments)

@ 2:12 actually. But twenty seconds into that video we hear "one of the things I write about in my book." Always, *always* hold anyone in suspect who is trying to sell you a book. The prospect of money via publication leads to the Al Gore effect - inflate the hyperbole for dramatic effect and sales.

about a week ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Oligonicella Re:Going back to cash (750 comments)

However, the big game changer for younger folks is financial tracking software -- so now you can see instant balances changing whenever you charge or debit. With financial tracking software, the CASH becomes the "funny money," because it isn't tracked automatically.

Because using memory is such a travail. And no, the cash is accounted for n withdrawal, it has not "disappeared". That younger people cannot maintain a balance in their heads is no reason to dispose of cash in society for those who can.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Oligonicella Re:Class issue here. (750 comments)

And still pay the charges, which is what they don't want to do. And deal with the paperwork. None of that goes away just because you're doing it by phone. If I'm selling something, why in hell do I want to pay VIsa a charge for "ease" when a ten dollar bill doesn't charge me and handle paperwork that a cash transaction lacks? It's not how easy it is to do, It's paying an unnecessary middleman.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Oligonicella Re:Class issue here. (750 comments)

It's not just lack of access, it's lack of desire. Go and try to buy things at any venue that is ad hoc like an open air food market or flee market. Some will use cards, many won't because they don't want to bother with the paperwork hassle and fees. Cash in one form or another will always be desired.

about two weeks ago
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How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

Oligonicella Speculative. (202 comments)

Anything dealing with multiverse is speculative. Math does not constitute evidence.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

Oligonicella I don't wear a watch at all. (381 comments)

I have never found a need for a wearable watch. So, no.

about two weeks ago

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