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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

anss123 Re:Next, be a woman (386 comments)

My point was simply that you can't generalise

My point is that you can generalise. I.e. that green1's statment was correct.

"Oh well, at least you weren't murdered"

I'd say "I'm glad you're alive," instead of "Oh you survived, too bad, your life will suck from now on."

Stating that some victims will feel that way is not the same as stating that victims should feel that way.

No, but stating that rape is as bad as murder will make some victims feel that way.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

anss123 Re:Next, be a woman (386 comments)

So no one old has ever been murdered shortly before they'd have died anyway?

You're comparing rape with a killing someone on their death bed. Sure, people have been killed right before they would have died, but that does not make rape worse than murder. By that logic you can say that bullying and teasing is as bad as murder, because there are people that would rather die than be bullied.

If I was lying on my deathbed in great agony and a man came in and gave me the choice of rape/murder, I'd pick murder. So yes, it's possible to think up scenarios where murder is the lesser evil. But it's contrived. People generally aren't raped on the deathbed. Instead it's, say, between a man raping or killing your teenage daughter. In the former she "may" kill herself, while in the latter she "can't" get her life back in order because she's dead. I.e. rape is the lesser evil.

Those problems are going to persist - you can't just make them go away with kind words, you can't simply pretend that everyone will be able to live a normal life after such an event - that just builds a society where we don't talk about it and blame the victim if they're acting a bit weird for a day.

I think you're misunderstanding me. I'm not saying that one should blame the victim of rape or not talk about it. Saying murder is worse than rape is not victim blaming.

Your trivialisation of the impacts on victims belong in the past, please leave them there.

Rape isn't trivial, but implying that people should just as well be dead because they were raped pisses me off. People have killed themselves over such attitudes.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

anss123 Re:Next, be a woman (386 comments)

No, no they can't..

"Can" in this context does not mean "will". Yes, there are rape victims that kill themselves, but he's not saying anything against that.

I'd have a hard time buying the idea that the murder of a 70 year old man who lived a full life and who had terminal cancer and only 6 months to live is somehow worse for the victim than a woman that's had to live her life with non-stop memories

A rather contrived scenario. I too know without a doubt which victim I'd rather be. And that's alive, thank you very much, don't pick for me.

In contrast, a girl who slept with a guy and then changed her mind afterwards and then decided to cry rape, and lived in a country where that is legally acceptable to do so (Hi Sweden), probably wont have the slightest bit of trauma to suffer at all other than maybe a bit of regret about sleeping with "that guy"

Research have shown that people can suffer trauma from make-belief fantasies. Conversely people can be brutally abused and not suffer any trauma at all. People are complex, yes.

"Well, rape is not as bad as murder because you can just live a normal life afterwards" - no, just no. Stamp that idea out right the fuck now, it's so utterly wrong.

No it's utterly right. In fact, attitudes like these causes trauma in rape victims. Believing themselves to be damaged goods and worthless.

about two weeks ago
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British Spies To Be Allowed To Break Speed Limit

anss123 Re:Brits obey speed limits? (278 comments)

* Cars are loud, especially when going fast. People generally don't appreciate the sound of a freight train constantly driving through the middle of their living room.

I think many folks don't realize this in particular. In my perfect dream state there would be noise limits along with speed limits.

about 3 months ago
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Computer Scientists Invents Game-Developing Computer AI

anss123 Re:Absurd (103 comments)

Yeah, I was expecting something more than a level generator for a simple 3D engine.

But can an AI made today be creative? Creativity is often just a mesh of existing ideas, but how hard is that to replicate in code?

about 4 months ago
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Putting a Panic Button In Smartphone Users' Hands

anss123 Re:Sigh. (175 comments)

My grandma has a phone with a single button for making an alarm call. It's straight forwards, easy to use, and promptly forgotten in any emergency situation. Features like these are fine on paper, but unless you call 911/the police often you will forget them in a panic.

If movies and TVs always showed people pressing "the emergency button" instead of "911", then people might use it.

about 4 months ago
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Doom Is Twenty Years Old

anss123 Re:Doom was good... (225 comments)

Marathon has a humoristic story going for it, but the gameplay is crud. This while Doom is as fun today as it was in 1993. If not for being a mac exlusive game, and Halo, Marathon would have been quickly forgotten.

about 4 months ago
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Doom Is Twenty Years Old

anss123 Brutal Doom (225 comments)

Neat, I'll have to check it out. Wonder if it works with Brutal Doom.

Brutal Doom is possibly the best Doom mod ever. Check out this review.

Had a ton of fun with it. It's not extra levels, instead you play the same old levels with smarter monsters, heavier weapons and extreme brutality. The latter seems silly now, it's all just sprites, but I wonder how that would have been received in 1993.

about 4 months ago
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Doom Is Twenty Years Old

anss123 Re:Ah the memories (225 comments)

And next year Doom 3 is ten years old.

Time flies

about 4 months ago
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Doom Is Twenty Years Old

anss123 Re:Doom was good... (225 comments)

Marathon does not hold a candle to Doom.

about 4 months ago
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The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

anss123 Re:360 and PS3 emulators. (227 comments)

The original Xbox has no currently developed emulators.

There is an Xbox emulator that play games, unfortunately it's for the Xbox 360.

about 4 months ago
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The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

anss123 Re:360 and PS3 emulators. (227 comments)

You could tell the games that used the Windows CE kernel; they ran like crap.

Sega Rally 2, Worms, Half Life (Bootleg), and Tomb Raider ran like crap? They seem to be plenty smooth on YouTube.

about 4 months ago
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Have 100GB Free? Host Your Own Copy of Wikipedia, With Images

anss123 Re:Article Ownership (151 comments)

Sure, just give me an account.

about 5 months ago
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Contiki 2.7 Released

anss123 In 60 KB (21 comments)

Another reason for it's awesomeness is that it fits a GUI with Networking in 30KB if RAM and 30KB of ROM.

My mouse driver use more than that.

about 5 months ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

anss123 Re: Middle click can do the same on Firefox (506 comments)

Sorry, I should have said right after the rightmost tab. On my current Firefox it's a angle bracket, on other verions it's a pluss button or a blank button.

about 8 months ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

anss123 Middle click can do the same on Firefox (506 comments)

Firefox has a IMO more useful shortcut: Middle click with the mouse over the area right next to the rightmost tab will open the last closed tab.

Since I close tabs using the mouse I find it more convenient than reaching for the keyboard.

You can also close tabs with middle click, which is how I discovered the feature.

about 8 months ago
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Dinosaur Brains Flight-Ready Long Before They Took To the Air

anss123 Re:It's probably brain to body size. (49 comments)

I sincerely hope English is a second language to you, because you really suck at it. I stay out of Spanish language forums because I'd look as stupid on one as you do here.

Why are grammar nazis always so rude?

about 9 months ago
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Home wireless security level?

anss123 Re:WEP WEP WEP (438 comments)

It does stop casual use of my nett :)

about 9 months ago
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Dinosaur Brains Flight-Ready Long Before They Took To the Air

anss123 It's probably brain to body size. (49 comments)

It's probably brain to body size.

The Neanderthals had bigger brains than us (and so does elephants), but our brains are larger compared to our bodies.

about 9 months ago

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