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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

aevan Re:Think of the children! (408 comments)

But it's not Innocent until Proven Guilty anymore. It's not even Guilty until Proven Innocent.

Current climate is: Guilty until we can no longer libel you as guilty, but 'it probably could have happened anyway'. Just check out the turn-around the media and people did after that fraternity thing.

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

aevan Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (820 comments)

Doesn't even need to be blind, a degree of vision loss can suffice for relying on audio cues as assistent.

It's also extremely helpful for that moment between "I looked left, I looked right, but when I took a step, some guy turned the corner without looking... but the noise made me pause and look left again". The noise also helps detect the idling car versus the parked car... for when they shoot out without bothering to look, you at least had them assessed as a potential threat before time.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

aevan Re:One mile? (784 comments)

Ditto. You weren't eligible for the bus if you lived within a mile, so you walked. Or biked. School yard had a tonne of bike racks filled, even in winter. Not a bike helmet to be seen (what do you think you're riding, a motorbike?). To think, all this time we were neglected abused children.

about two weeks ago
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Authors Alarmed As Oxford Junior Dictionary Drops Nature Words

aevan Re:Literally (174 comments)

*innocent look* it's always great to tell the rest of the raid that you died decimating the room.

about three weeks ago
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Publications Divided On Self-Censorship After Terrorist Attack

aevan Re:Answer: (512 comments)

By appeasement of course! And apologising for them. And victim blaming. I'm sure *this* time they'll be happy and stop.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Apologizes For 'Year In Review' Photos

aevan Re:Millions used this... one complained. (218 comments)

You don't surf much do you? That doesn't even rate a 2 on the scale. Honestly, lines like "I know every female dev in the industry" or "I am journalism" are waaaaaay higher.

about a month ago
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N. Korea Blames US For Internet Outage, Compares Obama to "a Monkey"

aevan Re:well it is true (206 comments)

Thus spake Mr. Coward.

Btw bonus irony points for saying 'famous dude' instead of a name or title =P

about a month ago
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N. Korea Blames US For Internet Outage, Compares Obama to "a Monkey"

aevan Re:well it is true (206 comments)

And referring to elected officials as 'head chimp' 'bumbling apes' and for forth is old as well. Just because the current president is black doesn't mean 'oh shit what we've meant for decades is suddenly something else!'. What's next, having to rename 'towel boys' the moment a Shikh gets the job?

about a month ago
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Anonymous Claims They Will Release "The Interview" Themselves

aevan Re:Marketing? (239 comments)

Except... we do that. The majority of Americans have not bombed a foreign country, wiretapped, whatever. Cue the cries of that though, whenever almost anything regarding the United States comes up. Reverse that with Muslims and bombings. Humans just love to blame the whole for the actions of a subset of the whole, regardless of their ability to control them, or their relationship with them.

Anyway, it isn't like business don't do separations like that just to sever themselves from the actions of their compartments...it's like bulkheads on a ship. Some accountability should slip up the chain regardless (though not laterally, sure).

about a month ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

aevan Re:YOU'RE ALL LOSERS!!!! (556 comments)

Even anon posters on slashdot! *nods*

about a month and a half ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

aevan Re:gg (556 comments)

Well if your kink is ants, gamergate could be something fun for you...

about a month and a half ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

aevan Re:did you see that piece (556 comments)

Pretty much this. To be honest, even if someone were was living with and screw and getting supported by the person being reviewed, I wouldn't give a damn as long as was a fair review and it was disclosed. Like that Christian reviewer thing "A 8 for controls, a 7 for graphics, 8 for plot for a technical 8... and a -5 for sacrificing babies to Satan, for a weight score of 5.5"

Amusing how the journo sites suddenly were mostly 'all from promotion team' adverts when forced to disclose.

about a month and a half ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

aevan Re:cowardice (556 comments)

But I thought the mantra was supposed to be 'listen and believe'?

about a month and a half ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

aevan Re:America! (230 comments)

Unless of course, this is going to be a shitty movie, and they are counting on a combination of Streisand Effect and patriotism to drum up sales.

about a month and a half ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

aevan Re:No true Scotsman (880 comments)

Maybe, but also was stated to 'get over it, put the rock down, God will deal with it, not you'. Not to take matters in your own hands. Did say to pack a sword in self-defence though, I think. One of the later parts when going out being preachy was on the to-do list.

about a month and a half ago
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FBI: Wiper Malware Has Korean Language Packs, Hard Coded Targets

aevan Re:Ha, NORTH Korea? (81 comments)

Not sure about SeeU, but I know a few years ago I got a DMCA from 'Original Creator' with regards to vocaloid videos.

They are part of Crypton Future Media though, the actual Vocaloid maker. Seems they have automated DMCA 'protect their customers from getting copied and denied their due profit'.

about 2 months ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

aevan Virtual Fence? (213 comments)

I suppose it makes sense, with laws painting us all as virtually terrorists.

That said, I like Punji stake pits as an idea. Or high-tension trampolines that snap-release and launch plumetters back into the air. Hook it to a live web-stream.

about 2 months ago

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