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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Raenex Re:Three Cheers for Zoe Quinn (683 comments)

Well I see Anita's recent efforts as being a lot more expensive than her earlier work.

Going on a professional victim tour to raise more money for herself? Yeah, very expensive.

3 days ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Raenex Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (683 comments)

Oh, and I forgot to mention, it uses the threat-of-rape trope, another of Anita's targets. But yeah, no prostitutes! You really are bad at this.

3 days ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Raenex Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (683 comments)

It isn't gaming culture as a whole, which is 50% female these days.

Same old bullshit. Including in those stats are people who's extent into gaming is buying Angry Birds on their smartphone or playing Farmville. Those women in general don't play shooters, don't buy the next gaming console, don't update their PC to play games, and don't read gaming journals. Anita is critiquing games that are catered to men, because that's their demographic. And she does so in completely unequal fashion, having no qualms when men are portrayed in sexists ways.

She is, of course, just a con artist riding the wave of feminism and video games while reading scripts for McIntosh. That was Jack Thompson's biggest mistake, not getting a female spokesperson.

Of course it doesn't have to be - look at games like The Last of Us.

Uses the zombie trope. Uses the young-girl-in-distress trope. Uses the poor, innocent daughter gunned down trope. Wow, I'm so glad we have you and Anita to save us from all these horrible, gritty, sexist tropes.

3 days ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Raenex Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (683 comments)

If you look at the responses on YouTube very few of them actually critique her arguments. One of the closest is Thunderf00t's

So Thunderf00t's videos went from being "particularly bad" to "one of the closest [that actually critique her argument]?

It's a classic mix of ad-hominem and straw man attack

You should know all about that, as the last time you argued this with me you were full of them: http://slashdot.org/comments.p...

3 days ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Raenex Re: Mann is a fruad (786 comments)

Source?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...

"So far, no one has been able to provide a compelling answer to why climate change seems to be taking a break. We're facing a puzzle. Recent CO2 emissions have actually risen even more steeply than we feared. As a result, according to most climate models, we should have seen temperatures rise by around 0.25 degrees Celsius (0.45 degrees Fahrenheit) over the past 10 years. That hasn't happened. In fact, the increase over the last 15 years was just 0.06 degrees Celsius (0.11 degrees Fahrenheit) -- a value very close to zero. This is a serious scientific problem that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will have to confront when it presents its next Assessment Report late next year."

The referenced article this quote was taken from:

http://www.spiegel.de/internat...

Another important topic the climate scientist mentions:

"Temperature increases are also very much dependent on clouds, which can both amplify and mitigate the greenhouse effect. For as long as I've been working in this field, for over 30 years, there has unfortunately been very little progress made in the simulation of clouds."

Keep this in mind the next time you hear, "The science is settled."

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Raenex Re:Incorrect. (786 comments)

Before making vague bullshit claims about the models, two things:

Apply it to yourself. You have said nothing beyond what I said, except to claim the contrary.

about two weeks ago
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Rust Programming Language Reaches 1.0 Alpha

Raenex Re:Rust is pointless because has a garbage collect (161 comments)

You're being pedantic.

I'm not. It's a garbage word. There are plenty of garbage words that stick around for no reason other than that people like to use them in place of simpler words.

You mention "style".

You used the word. Why did you use it? Because it's simpler and conversational and came naturally to you. People don't generally go around using the word paradigm.

I also used the word "model". Try this: The object-oriented programming model. Gee, does that not get the point across?

And there's nothing vague about simpler words and more common words versus less common words that have come into vogue. Nobody needs a clarification when you use those simpler words. I'm willing to bet at one point you said, "What the fuck's a paradigm?"

about two weeks ago
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Rust Programming Language Reaches 1.0 Alpha

Raenex Re:Obligatory (161 comments)

I'm not the anon, but yeah, what he said. There are a myriad number of ways to screw up memory in C and C++. But if you want to look like a moron and pretend the vast majority are just null pointers, be my guest.

about two weeks ago
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Rust Programming Language Reaches 1.0 Alpha

Raenex Re:Rust is pointless because has a garbage collect (161 comments)

And yet you instinctively fell into "style" later on, and nothing was lost by using that word. Instead, you gained in clarity of communication. You could also say "model" and it would have the same meaning. "Paradigm" is a fancy buzzword.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Raenex Re:Scientists are the minority (786 comments)

By saying the models are out of range, you have already admitted the models are correct, just out of range.

Lol, wut? The point of a model is to be predictive, in this case predictive within a range. If the model isn't predictive, it isn't correct. Holy shit. Did you actually learn any science in school?

about two weeks ago
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Rust Programming Language Reaches 1.0 Alpha

Raenex Re:Obligatory (161 comments)

It's not you being kind, it's you being a dickhead, because I explicitly acknowledged that they were segfaults "in a very trivial sense".

The point being that when a random segfault occurs in a C/C++ program, it could be anything. If you're lucky, the pointer is null. In Java this is a nuisance issue and usually trivial to track down, a typical example being you forgot to check for null when you pulled something out of a collection or similar.

about two weeks ago
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Rust Programming Language Reaches 1.0 Alpha

Raenex Re:Obligatory (161 comments)

Yes it is lol

Nice job taking what I said out of context, dickhead. You completely ignored the rest of the explanatory text.

I wasn't bashing Java lol. You have some kind of weird defensiveness issues.

Uh huh, sure you weren't.

Memory leaks are surprisingly common in Java as well, because people don't think. If you put something in a list or queue, you need to have a plan for getting it out.

If the list goes out of scope and nothing else points to the object in the list, it gets collected. Yes, you can leak memory in Java. No, it doesn't happen nearly as often as it does in a language like C or C++, and you aren't constantly spending time worrying about memory allocation issues to do trivial code. That to me is the biggest thing.

about two weeks ago
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Rust Programming Language Reaches 1.0 Alpha

Raenex Re:Rust is pointless because has a garbage collect (161 comments)

(Aside: Not quite sure why, but the use of the term "paradigm" multiple times makes me feel slightly icky for some reason. Probably due to it's misuse in business jargon.)

Probably because there's no reason to use such an awkward word in the first place. In this case, notice how you fall into using "style" instead? Also, the vast majority of time, when people use "paradigm", they could replace it with the much more common and simpler word "model" or another simpler term.

about two weeks ago
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Rust Programming Language Reaches 1.0 Alpha

Raenex Re:Obligatory (161 comments)

An NullPointerException is not a segfault or memory corruption, except in a very trivial sense you can consider it a segfault. The difference is night and day between the kind of memory corruption and wild pointers you get with C/C++.

As for memory leaks, yeah, that can still happen, but it isn't very common and they are easy to track down with VM tooling.

Now if you want to bash Java for not tackling serious issues, just look at its threading model, basically "threads and locks", and it's very easy to have threads stomping on data that it shouldn't. That's corruption.

Java also didn't do a good job for resource leaks, meaning things besides memory, like connection handles.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Raenex Re:Mann is a fruad (786 comments)

The standard right wing response "The evidence isn't in yet."

The evidence is in, and the pause in global warming in outside the range of climate models. But the "science is settled", right?

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Raenex Re:Mann: science by lawsuit (786 comments)

He and the universities he was a part of have defended not releasing his private correspondence as a matter of principle for academic freedom. A scientist should be primarily judged on their published work.

Oh really? So you think it isn't fair to judge scientists who set out to "hide the decline" in their email (and spare me, I know exactly what was being hidden)? Who ask other scientists to delete email to avoid a freedom of information request on IPCC work?

These emails came out after a leak. I think it is more than fair to judge these scientists on these criteria. That Mann, using work email for a public university, seeks to hide them from scrutiny, isn't inspiring of trust.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Raenex Re:It indicates he may not be critical or worse (786 comments)

I think Mann's problem with Steyn is that he said Mann "molested and tortured data in the service of politicized science," in an obvious allusion to the Jerry Sandusky case and that his science was fraudulent. Those are serious accusations against a scientist that could affect his future career if taken seriously.

Mann's a big fucking hypocrite then: http://climateaudit.org/2015/0...

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Raenex Re:Scientists are the minority (786 comments)

And nature only speaks through evidence.

And the evidence says that the scientists were wrong. Carbon dioxide levels have kept rising, but temperatures have remained flat. The models are out of range.

Try arguing about evidence rather than your feelings.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Raenex Re:On the other hand... (786 comments)

The long-term trend is a failure. The models were supposed to predict surface temperatures. A recent claim that it went into the deep oceans instead doesn't validate the models. It's over ten years and the models have fallen outside of any predicted range.

Also, the big threat with global warming was supposed to be due to water vapor feedback, as opposed to just the forced warming from carbon dioxide. That has yet to be proven.

about two weeks ago

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Unmasking a Reddit Supertroll

Raenex Raenex writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Raenex (947668) writes "From the article: "If you are capable of being offended, Brutsch has almost certainly done something that would offend you, then did his best to rub your face in it. His speciality is distributing images of scantily-clad underage girls, but as Violentacrez he also issued an unending fountain of racism, porn, gore, misogyny, incest, and exotic abominations yet unnamed, all on the sprawling online community Reddit. [..] But Michael Brutsch is more than a monster. Online, Violentacrez has been one of Reddit's most reviled characters but also one of its most beloved users. The self-described "creepy uncle of Reddit" has played a little-known but crucial role in Reddit's development into the online juggernaut it is today."

This is the same Reddit user/moderator behind the now banned "jailbait" subreddit."

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Nintendo posts loss, cuts prices

Raenex Raenex writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Raenex (947668) writes "From the article: Shares of Nintendo Co. shed a fifth of their value Friday after the Japanese video game giant posted a deep loss in the latest quarter, cut its full-year forecasts and slashed prices on its new 3DS handheld device. Nintendo on Thursday posted a net loss of 25.5 billion yen ($324 million) in the April-June period, worse than the 25.2 billion yen loss a year earlier. For the fiscal year through March 2012, Nintendo expects net profit of 20 billion yen, down 82 percent from its previous outlook, on sales of 900 billion yen. The 3DS will cost 15,000 yen in Japan starting Aug. 11, down from 25,000 yen. In the U.S., the price drops to $169.99 from $249.99 on Aug. 12. Nintendo does not set suggested retail prices for Europe but said it would lower wholesale prices by about a third. Such a big price cut so soon after a product's launch is unprecedented for Nintendo, and it's likely to annoy the loyal fans who have already bought the device, said Eiji Maeda, an analyst at SMBC Nikko Securities in Tokyo."
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US nuke regulators weaken safety rules

Raenex Raenex writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Raenex (947668) writes "An investigation by the Associated Press has found a pattern of safety regulations being relaxed in order to keep aging nuclear power plants running. From the article: "Reactor parts or systems fall out of compliance with the rules. Studies are conducted by the industry and government, and all agree that existing standards are 'unnecessarily conservative.' Regulations are loosened, and the reactors are back in compliance.""
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Blogger Convicted of Threatening Judges

Raenex Raenex writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Raenex (947668) writes "A right-wing New Jersey blogger was convicted at his third trial of making threats against three federal judges in Illinois in retaliation for a ruling supporting gun control. The case stemmed from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in 2009 by three judges that upheld a district court decision dismissing lawsuits that challenged handgun bans in Chicago and Oak Park, Ill. The same day, Turner protested the decision with an inflammatory post online. In one passage, he quoted Thomas Jefferson as saying, "The tree of liberty must be replenished from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots," court papers said.

Authorities said he crossed the line by writing: "Let me be the first to say this plainly: These judges must die. Their blood will replenish the tree of liberty.""

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