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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (992 comments)

Without criticising your script, Sarkeesian is a gender studies maven who stole much of her video material from other youtube channels.

So she could actually have decent video editing skills. A video well-crafted to rile up the partisans often does have to be well-crafted.

Wait, decent video editing?

Almost certainly not done on a Linux system them.

5 hours ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re:Her work (992 comments)

I think most people who would identify themselves as "warrior" regardless of the cause they are "fighting" for is someone to be watched. It tends not to actually foster debate, understanding, and yes, justice.

5 hours ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re:Her work (992 comments)

if you read more feminist writing, you will discover that feminists are just as opposed to the stereotyping of men in these commercials as they are the stereotyping of women.

True, but if you pay attention, you will discover that's typically little more than lip service, often included as a coda, or twisted to blame the victim.

There's feminism, and then there's radical feminism.

Many feminists in the 1970s were against gay rights (for homosexual males) because it would be lifting a group of men up from their current situation, and they wanted only energy that lifts women up to be spent.

5 hours ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re:Her work (992 comments)

You do realize that "politically correct, professionally offended people" is a stereotype, right?

Sometimes, some people actually fit a stereotype.
That's the biggest problem with a stereotype -- it's an picture that is true a not-insignificant amount of the time, but not enough that it should be the default assumption.

5 hours ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re: Her work (992 comments)

FYI, 48% of gamers are female. http://www.theesa.com/facts/ga... [theesa.com]

Does it break down by genre anywhere? My mom loves to play Solitaire, Solatile (sortof like Mahjong ), and some other similar types of puzzle games, but as much as I love my mother, I'm not sure I'd classify her as a "gamer," and certainly not an a multiplayer gamer.

6 hours ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re:I AM MAD, MALE, AND I HAVE A COMPUTER, GRRRRR! (992 comments)

Well that's the problem, if it only were just A boy you would be correct. There is widespread racism, homophobia, and misogynous behavior in the gaming community, and yeah, there needs to be a change.

There's widespread racism, homophobia, and misogynous behavior among teenage boys in general. That's the peril with giving them an Internet connection and a platform.

6 hours ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re: Her work (992 comments)

It's a pretty well-done parody of a fairly egregious poster:
Avengers Parody Pose poster

(Hulk is the most over the top, and thus, my favorite)

That being said, I never say the poster on the left which is being parodied. The posters for the movie had a similar layout, but different body poses. The two I've seen the most either featured Black Widow in a frontal shot (kindof a bland pose compared to everyone else...) and one where she's facing left but head slightly turned to viewer. Butt is covered up by Thor's hammer in that one.

6 hours ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

Rakarra Re:The worrisome part (233 comments)

it should also be a jury of peers. Not a jury of idiots which is what you normally get.

Hey now, all the "smart people" on Slashdot love to talk about the best ways to get out of jury duty and how only idiots have to do jury service, so this is probably what we should come to expect.

2 days ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

Rakarra Re:The worrisome part (233 comments)

NSA apologist and shill above.

No, it makes him a normal person, not a jaded uber-cynic.

2 days ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

Rakarra Re:seriously? (247 comments)

For what, that is not news, those are claims in a blog. And even if true, there is no word on what actually was delivered, could have been baby powder.

I love claims in bullshit blogs. Those things can be quite entertaining.

My favorite/most entertaining bullshit blog tried to make the claim that Dave Chappelle fled to Africa because the Dark Crusaders, which included Oprah Winfrey, Bill Cosby, Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg and Robert L. Johnson, threatened him because they thought he demeaned black people.

The original site is long gone, but here's a choice gem I found from a summary:
"The theorist’s claims get straight-out ridiculous when he or she also wrote that one day while Chappelle was watching Oprah’s now defunct talk show in his home and she was interviewing Tom Cruise, Winfrey stared in to the TV lens and said, “Dave Chappelle, you should be ashamed of yourself for airing that Ni**ers sketch on your show this week, I’m going to make sure you never work in Hollywood again.” ... (and later)

""On that day, Chappelle received a package that made him decide to halt the show's production for good. The package, which arrived via UPS, contained a picture of Chappelle's sleeping children, taken the night before in Chappelle's house. A person who appeared to be of Al Sharpton's build was standing next to their beds."

It got worse.
That was a great read.

2 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My distro is better than your distro (799 comments)

Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I’ll take it away from you, stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger ’til it goes “click.”

Damn. Don't fuck with the unrtst.

2 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (799 comments)

You're interpretation of what is Simple, is. Simple is a piece of paper or an abacus. That's simple. Has you abacus ever crashed on you?

Yup, the end popped off and the beads went all over the place.
Not joking either, that happened.

3 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (799 comments)

Still is.
However, now their good songs (well, song) are now all old instead of being new and exciting.

3 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (799 comments)

Journald is the one thing that was so nice when I used it that it sold me (partially) on systemd. I've been using it to do everything I used to do with syslog, including grepping with pure-text files.

3 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (799 comments)

Somebody will graft node.js [...] to systemd

I cannot think of a bigger bomb to set off in the Linux community. That would be high-larious.

3 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (799 comments)

Also, what advantage does X forwarding offer over VNC?

Integration with your existing desktop; the forwarded app works just like an existing app.

It's like you get married and instead of you and your wife moving into the same house you just move your houses together so you have two external windows that are touching and you can look into her house. That's such a stupid analogy but it just occurred to me so of course I have to jot it down here.

3 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (799 comments)

A properly designed browser using *nix philosophy wouldn't do those things directly, instead it would use plugins to add that functionality.

And be slow as shit and not work properly, which was the state of video in the browser under linux since... forever, pretty much. I was about to say Flash fixed it, but it has all those problems and worse, sadly.

3 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (799 comments)

Restricting low ports is a relic from the days when you could expect many different users (who you didn't trust) to be logged in at one time doing "shell stuff." Like these big SunOS boxes at my university which had 200+ people running pine, elm, and tin. Restricting 1024 to root ensured that you were using the system telnetd server, not joeblowstudent1374's password-scraping login client.

Granted, didn't help if someone hacked root, but that's a different problem.

3 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (799 comments)

That sounds like a good way to create an infinite loop of crashing and restarting services.

Which inittab has also supported for longer than I can recall. Fortunately both init and systemd have checks and protections against such a thing.

3 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re: My opinion on the matter. (799 comments)

A system should have absolutely ZERO binaries/files that are required to boot into a working (if only minimal) system in /usr. Stupid, man. It's universally stupid

Why?

No, I'm serious, ask "why does this have to be the way it is" other than inertia? The age of booting a tiny root disk and attaching /usr from a network are long, long gone.

3 days ago

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