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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Occams Scalpel (817 comments)

Are you saying that the industry and gaming culture consider that acceptable behavior, or that a vocal minority of shitheads do? Extrapolating the behavior of the few and deciding the many think it's cool is of course, quite silly. Don't you think that suggesting the entire industry and all gamers have a problem is rather ad hom-y of you?

9 hours ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Pft (817 comments)

Do you think that because the average gamer is in the mid 30s that there are no vocal minority of immature, blubbering 12 year olds or those who act like them? Extremists and idiots always make more noise. And they either don't know or don't care (quite often both) if the majority doesn't share their opinions - if they did, we wouldn't be talking about them, would we? That's exactly WHY they do what they do.

10 hours ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Black hole? (276 comments)

What would be illegal about a company managing it's email accounts?

about a week ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

Ozymandias_KoK Re:TripAdvisor (424 comments)

It's certainly not the highest quality, but it's understandable. Coherent content; hardly butchering a language. You should probably get out more. I used to work with a guy who could reasonably clearly articulate words that were obviously English language, however I could never extract what exactly he was trying to say with those words. Obviously, he was an extreme example, but merely being non-grammatical or not spelling well doesn't mean you can't communicate.

about a week ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Overreaction (265 comments)

They don't do that in any of the other malls in the UAE, so I don't know why you'd think they'd do it for this one.

about two weeks ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Not about jealousy, but ... (265 comments)

Dubai is extremely humid. You are completely incorrect.

about two weeks ago
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The Future of Wearables: Standalone, Unobtrusive, and Everywhere

Ozymandias_KoK Re:As plain as the googgles on your face (56 comments)

To imagine that Glass is always pointed at something interesting is pretty narcissistic, don't you think?

about two weeks ago
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The Future of Wearables: Standalone, Unobtrusive, and Everywhere

Ozymandias_KoK Re:NOT ME !! (56 comments)

Now, of course the question is whether or not this was pasted in because AC likes Dvorak, or he's making fun of the blowtard.

about two weeks ago
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15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Another child making unsupported claims (203 comments)

If you can't find a way around that but all the dummies can, maybe you aren't as smart as you think you are. Maybe they're not really as dumb as you think. I've seen a number of theoretically smart people turn out to be ultimately clueless. Even worse are those who can't do X, but decry anyone not well versed in their field as stupid. Think doctors who can grasp medical principles we couldn't dream of, but can't figure out that an Excel spreadsheet shared on a network makes for a crappy "database" for them all to be in and out of, constantly entering data. Some would declare them dumb, but it simply isn't their field. Looking down your nose at everyone else says a hell of a lot more about you than it does them.

about two weeks ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Any Memory?? what judge will go on just that? (415 comments)

When your stuff is all destroyed, your home in tatters, and they won't pay for any of it, you'll find out who that joke is really on.

about two weeks ago
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An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

Ozymandias_KoK Re:This is dumb (192 comments)

"during time of war" is more broad than you would imagine. While the wikipedia article specifies the timeframe for the Gulf War I period of eligibility through 1995, I remember a brand new butterbar coming into our unit around the end of 1992, and we all made fun of him because he only had the "I made it through Basic!" medal.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Handcuffed (427 comments)

You know that you can check the time on your watch only when you choose, too, right?

That said, I do appreciate the pain of knowing the time in a place where the time is irrelevant. :)

about a month ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

Ozymandias_KoK Re:94%, really? (710 comments)

I'd be surprised if 94% of professionals worked more than 40 hours a week, never mind 50. I don't know how they arrived at that figure, but it doesn't pass the sniff test at all.

about a month ago
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Prisoners Freed After Cops Struggle With New Records Software

Ozymandias_KoK Re:This is what a right is (128 comments)

Why do you think violent criminals released from jail due to crappy software would be somehow mad at the software company?

about 1 month ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

Ozymandias_KoK Re:How to interpret the statistics (435 comments)

I'm not sure why you would pick CS graduates as opposed to applicants for positions. Any large company is going to have sales, marketing, administration staff, etc. so picking one specific category, even if it would be the largest, will not give you remotely accurate results. It also implies a CS degree is a pre-requisite for a job at a company, instead of for specific jobs. For example, you're going to have a lot of support staff (server, network, desktop teams, helpdesk, etc.) who would have no requirement for and a low likelihood of having a CS degree. Companies, even tech companies, are not so easily reduced to simple statistics that are meaningful.

about a month ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Sensationalist summary (435 comments)

A pretty trivial Google search "yahoo board of directors" has the first search result their list of board of directors (imagine that). 2 of the 7 are women, and 1 of them is, in fact, Marissa Mayer. So I don't suppose that the board of directors would ultimately disagree.

about a month ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Most qualified and motivated candidates? (435 comments)

Why do you figure HR is prejudiced against women or ethnicity? Wouldn't it be the other way around? That'd look better being all diverse and stuff, right? Maybe they really are presenting you all the people that responded.

I find a lot of people on Slashdot seem to hate HR, but don't have any idea what they really do or why. Lots of standard kneejerk reactions. That said, it doesn't mean that processes in general may not be broken and that incompetent people don't exist everywhere up and down the chain. I find both conditions to get generally true.

about a month ago
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Toyota Investigating Hovercars

Ozymandias_KoK Re:aka (186 comments)

Gotta have somewhere to put all your eels, you know.

about a month and a half ago
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Tesla Makes Improvements To Model S

Ozymandias_KoK Re:Lots of updates coming (136 comments)

You know that "m" has a fairly specific meaning WRT distance, right? :)

about a month and a half ago

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