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TSA Has Record-Breaking Haul In 2014: Guns, Cannons, and Swords

Shadow of Eternity Re:Except that.. (243 comments)

Maybe they figured cannonball guy and the guy with the cannon were in cahoots.

8 hours ago
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Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

Shadow of Eternity Re:from the what-until-they-get-a-load-of-this dep (252 comments)

The difference between the two being particularly notable as someone who lives in Florida... the former is most often a native and the latter most often a tourist.

11 hours ago
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Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

Shadow of Eternity Re:Marketing? (228 comments)

That is actually a well reasoned point which makes me reconsider my position somewhat. However overall I think that sort of structuring, like the idiot CEO defense, has been deliberately used to cover for these kinds of fuckups enough that it's time to start holding "Sony" the larger entity responsible regardless. If they're so big they can't control this kind of shit it's time to break them up.

yesterday
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Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

Shadow of Eternity Re:Marketing? (228 comments)

We're talking about the company that put a rootkit on its music CDs.

yesterday
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Shadow of Eternity Re:Why not push toward collapse? (430 comments)

The hysteria of McCarthyism hasn't gone anywhere, it's just found a different topic to obsess over and a different target.

5 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Shadow of Eternity Re:The message has been clear (430 comments)

It also has to do with who stayed and who left.

5 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Shadow of Eternity Re:About Fucking Time (430 comments)

Politicians set up the next person from their party for votes.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Shadow of Eternity Re:America, land of the free... (720 comments)

Problem is a huge proportion of those people are black, and in America blacks almost always vote democrat.

about two weeks ago
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Neglecting the Lessons of Cypherpunk History

Shadow of Eternity Re:Strategic vs tactical interception (103 comments)

Exactly. This is like putting a decent U-Lock on a bicycle. You're not going to make your bike unstealable, you're just going to make it not worth the effort for anyone that doesn't specifically want to steal YOUR bike with professional grade tools.

about two weeks ago
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Australian Target Stores Ban GTA V For Depictions of Violence Against Women

Shadow of Eternity Re:Innaccurate (310 comments)

Thanks for explicitly clarifying that you don't want equality but rather superiority. You're perfectly fine with an entire game full of brutal violence against men, but you want the game mechanics to forcibly prevent the player from harming a woman.

about two weeks ago
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Australian Target Stores Ban GTA V For Depictions of Violence Against Women

Shadow of Eternity Re:Why only women? (310 comments)

Actually it's 70% of non-reciprocal violence committed by women, and 50/50 of reciprocal violence. Furthermore that study is heavily affected by methodological problems such as their gender restricted definition of rape (male victims are classified as "other").

about two weeks ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

Shadow of Eternity Re:I know, let's ask an actual female programmer.. (584 comments)

No that was the answer to why you're incapable of recognizing that HedgeMage answered "how do I get my 4 year old to be a programmer" and did not make any "rambles" or whatever other negative dismissal you want to make of her well organized and clear message about girls, kids, and software.

Your problem is that you not only don't know what spoons are but your entire worldview and ideology is incapable of recognizing that such a device COULD exist. To you the very concept of an eating utensil inherently excludes spoons... So when you ask why your eating utensils don't work for shit when it comes to soup and get answers you think are nonsensical the problem here is you, not the people saying "use a damned spoon".

HedgeMage answered your question, you just can't wrap your head around the idea that anything OTHER than some vast gender conspiracy is at work here. To you the very concept of the problem inherently requires it. So when you ask "How do I get my 4 year old girl to be a programmer" and someone points out the answer is the same way you get ANYONE to be a programmer, and that your gender FUD is counter-productive and harmful, you think you're getting a garbage answer when the problem is really your inability to accept the answer.

about three weeks ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

Shadow of Eternity Re:I know, let's ask an actual female programmer.. (584 comments)

You've got all those words backwards except "anecdote". This actually has a sense of perspective unlike the usual FUD, it's consistent with all the data we've got (again unlike the usual FUD), and it has a clear central premise around which everything including the anecdotes are based.

Let me quote another woman to explain the problem you're having with accepting HedgeMage's arguments:

However we are dealing with an ideology which defines women exclusively as Victims. Therefore women who fail to fulfill the role of Victim must be broken and returned to their proper place. They must be subject to abuse or de-feminized and told they have been corrupted by patriarchal ideology.

Women are supported and encouraged but they are only supported and encouraged to be broken and helpless. They are kept within a set archetype.

The attacks on women now make sense. It's a paradoxical cycle where people abuse women to justify the claim that women need to be defended. Defenders never question their behavior because it is justified by the existence of the victim which they themselves created.

about three weeks ago
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Shale: Good For Gas, Oil...and Nuclear Waste Disposal?

Shadow of Eternity Re: But will it hold? (138 comments)

3 mile island scale... you mean a media induced panic over a non-event that hasn't harmed anyone, compared to the absolutely devastating cost of coal alone to the environment and human life?

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Shadow of Eternity Re:Stop this stupid First past the Post system (413 comments)

With proportional voting a minority party in the US system would still be largely locked out because of Duverger's Law and the two major parties would exploit proportional voting using large numbers of less populous districts to outweigh more densely populated urban areas. With instant runoff voting people can vote for whoever they want without having to worry about Duverger's Law screwing them.

about three weeks ago
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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

Shadow of Eternity Re:I wonder if anyone here has actually played it? (171 comments)

Point being this isn't some technological leap, it's a high-res pack slapped over an old accomplishment. You want to impress me with a new technology show me Battlefield's destruction engine taken to the next level without performance issues. Show many raytracing that's feasible on normal hardware. Don't show me something from 10 years ago and say "LOOK, MORE POLYGONS!"

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Shadow of Eternity Re:The senator is right (413 comments)

Exactly. "safe" districts shift the major contest from each side fighting over the middle to the "safe" side fighting with itself over who can appeal to more zealots.

about three weeks 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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