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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

WarSpiteX Re:Pft (962 comments)

You don't get a lot of women being told they're neckbearded losers living in their momma's basements because they have micropenises, either.

about 5 months ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

WarSpiteX Re:"Men" in the gaming industry? (962 comments)

... you have no idea what you're talking about.

The stereotypical neckbeards are the minority.

about 5 months ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

WarSpiteX Re:Pft (962 comments)

So *what* how they phrase it?

If you were Black Man who doesn't know perl, the crowd answer would be "dumb nigger".

People are assholes. They'll just pick on whatever is different about you.

about 5 months ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

WarSpiteX Re:Pft (962 comments)

I invite you to visit any developer's forum. Particularly for multiplayer games that get frequent patching.

Then tell me that they don't face harassment, irregardless of gender. People pick on whatever sticks out. Is the developer Russian? Russian insults. Are they of Chinese descent, and he comments? Expect some variation of "ching chong chow chee ho lee fuk sum ting wong chang chong ching wang chinky chong" in response.

If it's women, they get picked on for being women.

about 5 months ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

WarSpiteX Re:Pft (962 comments)

I'll grant you all your points. Women are singled out.

Until there are too many women to single out.

The same thing happened when women went to work, when they went to medical school, when they went into politics, as you said. And eventually, they become accepted by their peers, and any hate they get from the public is just like the hate that their male counterparts get from the public. Except that instead of "Go fucking smoke some pole, you Kenyan Muslim faggot", they hear "Get your bitch-ass in the kitchen, you stupid cunt."

about 5 months ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

WarSpiteX Re:How do you (962 comments)

Why does she get to stereotype men? Why do women get to put all their problems on men? When men do this, we're misogynistic. When women do this, well, men need to be more sensitive.

about 5 months ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

WarSpiteX Re:Pft (962 comments)

We're talking about work.

FYI, men killing men is a much bigger problem.

about 5 months ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

WarSpiteX Re:Pft (962 comments)

You mean Internet Tough Guys?

Or do you mean jobs in real life? Because nobody says that in real life and keeps their jobs.

about 5 months ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

WarSpiteX Re:Pft (962 comments)

It isn't only women who dance around issues when socializing with the other sex. Men gets very soft around women. If you think they have a harassing attitude you should see how men treat other men.

Pretty much that.

And her quote "But because our very survival can depend on it" ... really? Really?! Melodramatic, much? When's the last time a female developer was ever assaulted at work? And no, "nice ass" doesn't count as a threat to your life, though it is a crude remark (unless you're Tom Brady).

about 5 months ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

WarSpiteX Re:Such harassment (362 comments)

And just out of curiosity, why is it only men who make women uncomfortable? Why can't men feel uncomfortable around women?

Women and men are not that different. If you're constantly watching your tounge aroung women then you're likely pissing off men too unless you only hang around with your friends.

Men and women are quite different.

I work construction, and the atmosphere is night and day when it's an all-male vs mixed crew. If you deal with female workers the way you deal with male, you're asking for trouble.

about 5 months ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

WarSpiteX Re:Such harassment (362 comments)

Stereotypes exist because they have a basis in reality.

No, not every woman is bitchy every time she's PMSing, but in general, women are harder to deal with when going through PMS.

Just because a fact is politically inconvenient, doesn't allow us to pretend it doesn't exist.

about 5 months ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

WarSpiteX Re:Such harassment (362 comments)

Whether it does or doe not contribute to a healthy work environment, is it sexual harassment?

I say no.

Who gives a shit about the semantics. If your making your female workmates uncomfortable, you deserve to be rapidly ejected out the door with "DO NOT HIRE AGAIN" stamped on your file.

I'm curious, have you ever had a job? I don't mean a summer job or your coding job surrounded by fellow nerdlings. I'm talking about a job in a larger company where you have to deal with all sorts of people.

Because here's a hint: you're going to make people uncomfortable. People who overhear your in-jokes you make with your friends. People who come into the middle of a conversation and take things out of context. People who are naturally touchy. People who are having a bad day (and this happens pretty regularly for many women, about 4-5 days out of every 30). People who simply don't like you for one reason or another, because maybe they decided you look funny, or are the wrong race, or whatever, and they're either looking for an excuse to complain or they'll make one up.

And just out of curiosity, why is it only men who make women uncomfortable? Why can't men feel uncomfortable around women? Why isn't the need to constantly watch my tongue, to be on edge, always hyper-sensitive to their sensitivities a definition of uncomfortable? Why can Tom Brady honk their tits and tell them they should fuck, while I can't say hello without being a creep? (K, that's obviously an exaggeration, but you understand what I'm getting at).

about 5 months ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

WarSpiteX Such harassment (362 comments)

"jokes about physical beauty and cognitive sex differences"

It's so hard to take these reports seriously when they include the most trifling transgressions along with the truly egregious ones.

http://www.hackcanada.com/canadian/zines/spacemoose/polisci.gif

about 5 months ago
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Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

WarSpiteX You think safety is the reason? (367 comments)

Looking at the comments so far, so many of them talk about safety and comfort being the reasons people take desk jobs rather than blue collar.

Bullshit.

After 40 years of continually shitting on unions, blue collar work, and glorifying every other career choice (badass cop! miraculous doctor! patriot marine! caring nurse! brainy engineer! saint virgin-for-life network guy!), Americans are now wondering why nobody wants these jobs.

And now that those who stuck with it are getting paid, suddenly there's a "labor shortage" and we'd better fucking train some people before they realize that a shortage of labor is an excess of pay.

about 8 months ago
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Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain

WarSpiteX Re:Such a stupid click-bait article (353 comments)

Just a quick look at the pictures of the aircraft you linked showed no similarity with the Spitfire, other than the Supermarine name. S4 is a floatplane with a mid-wing, S5 is a floatplane with a low wing, and the 224 has fixed landing gear and gull wings.

Almost all early war fighters "shared ancestry" with racing aircraft from the 20s and 30s, but that's because where the aircraft development was going on at the time. World War I was over, budgets were cut, and with the technical limitations and rapid development of the time, there was significant overlap between civilian and military aviation. But that doesn't mean the Spitfire was a race plane any more than the B-17 was a passenger liner.

about 10 months ago
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Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain

WarSpiteX Such a stupid click-bait article (353 comments)

My God, Slashdot has gone to shit over the years. That kind of unresearched clickbait nonsense would not have made a post 10 years ago.

The aircraft in the picture is:

1. Too small.
2. Unarmed.
3. Unarmored.

Let's explain:

Once you add armament and armor, the Bugatti would be a LOT slower. Probably slower than the Bf-109 that set the 469mph record.

To compensate, you'd need a bigger engine. The 109, which was a small fighter to begin with (half the size of a P-51 and a third the size of a P-47), was already running a big engine for its size and barely had enough room to upgrade to the DB605 during the middle of the war. This Bugatti is tiny. It's powered by two 4.9L engines that produce 450hp each. In 1940, the 109 had the DB601 with a displacement of 34L and produced ~1200hp. By 1945, the DB605 was up to 37L and produced about 1800hp.

The Bugatti wouldn't be big enough to run an engine that big, and while I'm sure one of you is going to ask "but it doesn't need to"... yes it does. If it's to carry enough fuel, armaments, and ammunition, it needs to have an engine that can propel it forward at combat speeds with all that extra weight, and an airframe that can hold all that. You don't get a lunar lander to the moon in Kerbal Space Program with a pair of solid fuel boosters, and you don't get an armed and armored fighter to loiter over Britain for an hour with two 4.9L engines. Not happening. Physics disagrees.

Incidentally, the 109's already small size was one of the major problems for the Germans during the Battle of Britain. It didn't have the fuel capacity to stay over London for anything more than 15-20 minutes and still be able to return to France.

about 10 months ago
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Should the US Really Limit Chinese-Government Influenced IT Systems?

WarSpiteX The answer in a word? (220 comments)

"Duh".

about a year and a half ago
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Scientist Seeks 'Adventurous Human Woman' For Neanderthal Baby

WarSpiteX What would Morgan Freeman say? (697 comments)

I don't mean to sound too flippant about this, but isn't this around the time in the movie that a Morgan Freeman type of character says "People were not meant to play at god!"?

about 2 years ago
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Stratfor Hacker Could Be Sentenced to Life, Says Judge

WarSpiteX Re:Nullified (388 comments)

Why would someone do this? I presume it's to give the defense time to prepare a better case or review evidence?

about 2 years ago
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Foxconn Sees New Source of Cheap Labor: The United States

WarSpiteX Re:poor choices for locations (430 comments)

I'm afraid you're exactly right.

When you start globalizing and opening yourself up to competition with countries that have no labour or environmental laws to speak of, you by default undercut your own industries to the point where they are not competitive.

Free trade with developing countries is a horrendously bad idea for this reason. Tarriffs can be a mitigating factor - to a point, of course.

more than 2 years ago

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