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

Zxern Re:Stupid is as stupid does (1221 comments)

Really? Apparently you haven't read any of the feminist responses to the anti-feminist movement. Plenty of hate being spread there by women.

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

Zxern Lead by example (1221 comments)

The problem with Anita is that she made her subject/focus the negative aspects of gaming, rather than the good aspects and what changes she would like to see.

When you approach a subject from a negative prospective you automatically put people on the defensive. You're less likely to get people to see your point of view that way.

She would be better off promoting those games that do show strong female characters and story telling. Highlight what makes them good examples and then talk about what changes she would like to see in the industry as whole.

4 days ago
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Delays For SC Nuclear Plant Put Pressure On the Industry

Zxern Re:Georgia customers billed for it since 2009 (142 comments)

The only problem with that method is that incentives cutting corners to meet the deadlines. Not a good idea to sacrifice quality for timeliness in a nuclear power plant.

about two weeks ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

Zxern Re: And so it begins... (252 comments)

Which thankfully isn't a problem nowadays. Otherwise shows like Game of thrones or Walking Dead would suffer the same fate and poor ratings that Babylon 5 did.

about three weeks ago
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Old Apache Code At Root of Android FakeID Mess

Zxern Re:Open Source Dangers (127 comments)

One of the down sides of having fast, powerful and cheap computers today is that most users won't notice when they've been infected with a virus.

about a month ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Zxern Re: Great... (582 comments)

When did Russia become Euopean?

about a month ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

Zxern Re:surpising (168 comments)

What the value of the shares you bought going up doesn't count as a return anymore?

about a month ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Zxern Re:Pft (962 comments)

One where you don't know you're being tested for bias.

about a month ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Zxern Re:The fine art of male bonding. (962 comments)

That's because women don't confront each other directly. They're far more viscous and nasty behind the other persons back than any man is face to face and they hold grudges far longer.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

Zxern Re:And, probaly, nothing of value was lost. (174 comments)

Streets and trips wasn't an online service. It was an offline map product. You could connect a real gps to your laptop, load this software on it and you have turn by turn directions way back in the late 90's.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

Zxern Re: Problem with proprietary 'free' offerings (174 comments)

Streets and trips was an offline map product, it can be used long after its been retired, it just won't be updated anymore.

about 2 months ago
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How Apple Can Take Its Headphones To the Next Level

Zxern Re: Seriously? (196 comments)

More likely is that the lightning connector on the phone is going to crap out that much faster.

All they really need to do is spend a little more money on the 3.5mm connector and there wouldn't be an issue.

about 2 months ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

Zxern Re:What The?!? (216 comments)

Just look at all the people ticketed for not wearing their seat belt every year. You don't think they'd buy a car without one if it were available?

about 3 months ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

Zxern Re:What The?!? (216 comments)

Hey at least he used more than one letter.

about 3 months ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

Zxern Re:hahaha! (932 comments)

Do you honestly believe that? Less than half the country votes in a presidential election, far fewer vote in congressional elections, and fewer still in primaries. Just how many do think would bother to vote in the other parties primary? Sure they will be some radical nut jobs willing to do this but not anywhere near enough to matter.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

Zxern Re:Make up your mind! (475 comments)

In some instances yes it can. Economies of scale. Price per unit tends to decrease as the number of units ordered increase.

ISP's need to/should have enough capacity to cover peak usage periods. If you have 10 customers on a line that all watch netflix in hd between 5pm and 10pm, then you need to have enough capacity to cover that time period.

Once that capacity is in place however it's available 24/7 regardless if anyone is using it or not. Therefore caps make no sense, unless you happen to be a content provider as well as an isp and are competing with netflix. Then a transfer cap would make sense to limit your customers use of netflix in favor of your service.

about 4 months ago
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FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate

Zxern Re:SHOOT HIM! (427 comments)

Because I'm sure he was careful and made certain his jammer was targeted only at the highway and not just a wide blanket jamming everything in its radius.

about 4 months ago
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FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate

Zxern Re:Probably saved more lives with jamming (427 comments)

Hmm, to be honest I can't remember the last time I've even seen a 2 seater pickup truck. Old trucks with benchs had 3 seats, and most of the new trucks I see today are extended cabs with 2 seats in the rear. Granted to extra seats are jokes, but it's still a seat.

about 4 months ago

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