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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Shadow of Eternity Re:Pft (856 comments)

So in other words the same thing every other developer also has to deal with, but because she's a woman instead of treating her as a full and complete human we're going to treat her like a special fragile snowflake?

yesterday
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Shadow of Eternity Re:Extended families only ... (591 comments)

Pretty much. The key seems to be individuals holding the overall group's well being in such regard as to consider it inherently a part of their own well being.

yesterday
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Shadow of Eternity Re:let me correct that for you. (591 comments)

Hmm. A corrupted state where a handful of powerful elites dominate politics and the economy and use a captive government to repress the people so a select few can have it unimaginably better than others... where else have I seen that...

2 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Shadow of Eternity Re:let me correct that for you. (591 comments)

Communism works incredibly well but only in very small groups where pooled resources are necessary for survival.

2 days ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

Shadow of Eternity Re:That's Ripple (100 comments)

Emperor Norton of San Francisco minted his own money and it was accepted even when the US Dollar wasn't.

4 days ago
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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Shadow of Eternity Re:Or is it unrealistic speed? (154 comments)

I think its the other way around, VR headsets lag compared to your head moving just enough to fuck with you.

5 days ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

Shadow of Eternity Re:Such harassment (362 comments)

Do you know how I know you didn't actually READ any of the discussion here before jumping on my post? Go and read the parent post I was replying to again.

about a week ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

Shadow of Eternity Re:Such harassment (362 comments)

And don't forget they almost always use operational definitions which tailor the statistics to suit their needs, like the NISVS refusing to count female-on-male rape as "Rape" and recording it instead as "Other".

about a week ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

Shadow of Eternity Re:Not for deaf/hard of hearing... (579 comments)

Sounds carry very well over solid surfaces when traffic isn't drowning them out at night.

about three weeks ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

Shadow of Eternity Re:Not for deaf/hard of hearing... (579 comments)

they're loud enough here in the states that I could hear one from a quarter mile away.

about three weeks ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

Shadow of Eternity Re:Need doublethink training (376 comments)

Women control an overwhelming majority of all spending, income, and household wealth. The product wouldn't exist without being attractive to women in the first place.

about three weeks ago
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Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

Shadow of Eternity Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

Here in america my power bill consists of only one part, and I have the choice of whether to go fuck myself or allow the regional monopoly to price gouge me for electricity.

about three weeks ago
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Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

Shadow of Eternity Re:Need doublethink training (376 comments)

Google is LESS white than everybody else, it's only because SJW's suddenly decided that asians were white that the figures don't show that.

about a month ago
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Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics?

Shadow of Eternity Re:Broken priorities (155 comments)

It's not that men are pigs, it's that women aren't pigs. The double standard is strong enough that even some feminist websites like Good Men Project openly refer to it as problematic.

about 1 month ago
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Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics?

Shadow of Eternity Re:Broken priorities (155 comments)

1/3rd is 33.33333%, 42.6% is less than 10% higher than that, and that was five school years ago with the trend continuing (if not accelerating) since then.

42.6% is closer to "fifty-fifty" than it is to a third.

It's also an out of date figure that mischaracterizes how bad the gender gap is by using the lag of higher level post-graduate degrees among wealthy white students to cover up everything else.

about 1 month ago
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Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics?

Shadow of Eternity Re:Broken priorities (155 comments)

1/3rd is 33.33333%, 42.6% is less than 10% higher than that, and that was five school years ago with the trend continuing (if not accelerating) since then.

about a month ago
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Computational Thinking: AP Computer Science Vs AP Statistics?

Shadow of Eternity Broken priorities (155 comments)

We throw tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars at girls and women to get them to choose technology or engineering as a major, but completely ignore that they're already a majority to an overwhelming majority of graduates in literally every other major and dominate every level of education. Evidently it's more important that women not be a mere ~5% less of a program that's already only 10% of the degrees conferred in the US than it is to do something about the fact men are barely 1/3rd of college graduates in the first place.

Because, yknow, that's not going to be unhealthy for society at all.

about a month ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

Shadow of Eternity Re: Progenitors? (686 comments)

I'd say the baseline isn't just intelligence but specifically writing, abstract/imaginative thought, and the formation of communities along with a body plan that allows easy manipulation of the environment. Technologically advanced life requires an ability to record and transmit knowledge through generations, the ability to come up with new ideas, and the ability to work with enough others to accomplish various goals.

about a month and a half ago

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Bill Clinton aids uranium company, gets donation

Shadow of Eternity Shadow of Eternity writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Shadow of Eternity (795165) writes "In an interesting visit to Kazakhastan former president Bill Clinton has not only turned the uranium mining industry on it's head, but also contradicted US and international foreign policy and recieved a substantial donation (and pledged future donation) to the William J. Clinton Foundation.

"Mr. Nazarbayev walked away from the table with a propaganda coup, after Mr. Clinton expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader's bid to head an international organization that monitors elections and supports democracy. Mr. Clinton's public declaration undercut both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan's poor human rights record by, among others, Mr. Clinton's wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.... Within 48 hours of Mr. Clinton's departure from Almaty on Sept. 7, Mr. Giustra got his deal. UrAsia signed two memorandums of understanding that paved the way for the company to become partners with Kazatomprom in three mines."

Given that these incidents occured as far back as 2005 and are only now being reported just before the Super Tuesday primary elections one has to wonder if the NY Times planned to help Bill finally screw his wife."

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