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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Rakarra Re:yet if we did it (439 comments)

"Sorry, I was overworked" doesn't work as an excuse for negligent homicide in any other profession. No, I see no reason why the police should get special treatment.

yesterday
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Rakarra Re: yet if we did it (439 comments)

You've missed the point, and so did the original poster.
The point is that the severity of the crimes, real or imaginary, did not affect whether the cop would be prosecuted or not.

This is NOT "copyright vs negligent homicide" like the top poster claimed. It's "cop vs non-cop."

yesterday
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Rakarra Re:yet if we did it (439 comments)

Being in a position of authority means he should be held to a *higher* standard, not get a free pass on manslaughter

I'm not sure you'll find many police districts where that is the case. The rule there includes the Blue Code of Silence, where police will never act/inform/testify against other police officers, and anyone who does will face retaliation throughout their career from their co-workers. This is the profession where being a "snitch" is frowned upon.

yesterday
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Rakarra Re:yet if we did it (439 comments)

I'd hardly call Al Bundy a rich, white guy.

He lived in a surprisingly large and fancy house for someone with a shoe salesman's budget and three dependants.

yesterday
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

Rakarra Re:Yet another attack on Anonymity (573 comments)

It only implies that women are less interested in using social media sites that have a culture of 0anonymity

Without much support either. In fact, they can't support the claim that women aren't editors in large numbers -- you can't track what you can't count, and many women choose the anonymous route when it's an option, since they don't necessarily want people to know their gender.

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

Rakarra Re:Her work (1229 comments)

There's two possible interpretations to the circumstances you describe.

Actual opposition to the homosexual rights for gay males, and resistance to spending the effort on it.

The latter, while lamentable, is reasonable enough.

These were women for whom men, any men, were really the enemy. Fortunately it seems like most of those ideas have been run out of feminist circles.

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

Rakarra Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (1229 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 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re:Her work (1229 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 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re:Her work (1229 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 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re:Her work (1229 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 days ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rakarra Re: Her work (1229 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.

5 days 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! (1229 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.

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

Rakarra Re: Her work (1229 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.

5 days 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.

about a week 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.

about a week ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

Rakarra Re:seriously? (249 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.

about a week ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My distro is better than your distro (811 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.

about a week ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (811 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.

about a week ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (811 comments)

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

about a week ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Rakarra Re:My opinion on the matter. (811 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.

about a week ago

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