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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

epyT-R Re:RACIST (274 comments)

No. It's sexism, actually.

1 hour ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

epyT-R Re:Yes! (274 comments)

You mean any cuckolded married man? The saying goes "women are from venus" and not mars for a reason..

1 hour ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

epyT-R Re:Razor Edge (274 comments)

If counting calories is required, then maybe we aren't quite ready to go to space yet.

1 hour ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

epyT-R Re:Razor Edge (274 comments)

Of course, that's just the false pragamatism. In the old just post jim crow days, they did this with race, too. This article reeks of pro-feminist propaganda. What if they said that the crew should be all white because they scored higher on some test, or better yet, separate-but-equal missions, but the non white mission received half the funds? Seriously, in any other configuration, the statements made by this article would be considered bigoted, but since it's pro woman who cares, right? For great social justice?

The only people deserving of hate here are the hypocrites who come up with this bullshit and try to pass it off as moral.

8 hours ago
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

epyT-R Re:All about perception (190 comments)

Wow what a hypocrite. Your post reeks of racism.

yesterday
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

epyT-R Re:I just can't... (160 comments)

The problem is what one person considers friendly trashtalk another considers 'being a dick', so enforcing subjective rules like that just gives people opportunities to abuse the enforcement system and become dicks themselves. I still think the "grow a thicker skin and stop crying" is the better cultural attribute to cultivate. Secure, mentally healthy people don't let names bother them to the point where they need 'trigger warnings,' nor do they take hyperbolic troll comments as life threatening.

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

epyT-R Re:I just can't... (160 comments)

I agree it's a label that's been thoroughly abused. That doesn't mean that it's a good idea to always discount what's inside.

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

epyT-R Re:I just can't... (160 comments)

Exactly. I was modded troll for questioning the narrative. Whose worse known for this? The gamer community or the 'social justice warriors'? Who is censoring who? The anti-gamergate sites: polygon, RPS, kotaku, arstechnica, and even 4chan are censoring any talk about this, and have done so from the beginning. The 'journalists' from these sites colluded with each other on a 'gamejournopros' mailing list for years. Search it out if you want. Several of the people working for these sites have had outright sexual relations with at least one of these feminists, and socio-economic ties with another, with XOXO, with DIGRA etc. The pro gamergate sites are allowing open conversation on the topic and at least one has been DDOS'd for it. With conflicts like this, the side doing the censoring, social blackmail, and emotional pleading is the side whose motives I question. The gamers and gaming community are just the latest targets of these social parasites. I guess the biggest reason I care is that this problem is affecting the entire society, not just one niche community.

The term 'troll' has been so thoroughly abused at this point that its new definition is effectively "one who does not agree with the bandwagon."

with the exception of the corny intro, this vid is a decent summary. if you care to know more, watch it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

4 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

epyT-R Re:Why not? When you have kids.. (319 comments)

That's right. Words != action... The word 'hate' has been appropriated way too much to justify witchhunts. If your safety is threatened, call the police. People need to stop equating every little bullshit insult as 'threatening hate speech'. They also need to learn the concept of hyperbole.

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

epyT-R Re:I just can't... (160 comments)

Except for one thing, they don't experience discrimination, certainly not at the 'epidemic' levels stated by Anita and friends. These are the same kinds of lies spouted by that inane 'itsonus.org' campaign. In fact, most gamers don't give a shit at all what you are, as long as you play well. Online gaming is a great equalizer in a lot of ways. The only people who get shit on along race/sex boundaries are people who make a point of telling everyone and then behaving in ways that draw ire. All that does is load everyone up with ammo for the next trashtalk session and give them excuses to use it. Most people used to learn how to handle this in gradeschool. I can see the PC enforcement there has helped in spades.. now we have adults who cry like babies when someone calls them a name.

The ugly side? What? a few trolls and some trashtalkers? Every community has that, and history has shown that it requires draconian controls to stamp even small amounts of that out, which is detrimental to the point of having that community in the first place. People need to grow thicker skins and get over themselves.

It does generate views and ad revenue, but mostly for RPS, polygon, kotaku, arstechnica, and the other colluding sites. In contrast, you'll find that many on the pro gamergate side are purposely not taking ad revenue for their coverage of it.
this one for example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

epyT-R Re:I just can't... (160 comments)

I think it gained the traction it did because it mirrors the same politics at a societal level. Also, there are those who've been saying "no one cares" to shame others away from it.

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

epyT-R Re:I just can't... (160 comments)

Yeah those people who 'point out rampant sexism' are claiming victimhood to shield themselves from criticism. This is no different than democrats who race bait anyone who criticizes their positions (republicans used to do this with 'christian shaming' back in the day). Sarkeesian's videos have been thoroughly debunked at a logical and factual level (it's not hard to do). The whole thing blew up because of the evidence of journalist, site, and network collusion to push this narrative. The sites that allowed open discussion of the topic were attacked.

If you care to know, here's a pretty good summary, with a slightly humorous intro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

just in case anyone thinks 'race baiting' is a made up term.
http://www.merriam-webster.com...

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

epyT-R Re:I just can't... (160 comments)

There is meat on the bones. Sarkeesian/zoequinn/dina-mighty#9 and the 'gamejournopros' 'journalists' (propagandists) represent typical leftist subversion strategy. The tendrils from this extend back at least to silverstring media and DIGRA which is government funded. The atheism community faced this with richard carrier and 'atheism+' and is still recovering from it. The soviets were famous for it and there is A LOT of similarity.

gamergate itself is about the community's rejection of this.

4 days ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

epyT-R Re:I just can't... (160 comments)

Yeah because political corruption on a grand scale should be ignored, right?

4 days ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

epyT-R of course (831 comments)

That way only the rich can afford to buy anything...except that this time it's a quantity scaled sales tax rather than quantity scaled income tax. What's the difference? It's still taking large chunks of peoples' money. I have a better idea. Limit population growth, stop encouraging broke people and nations to procreate. I'm not suggesting china style forced abortion, but just removing the incentives to reproduce from welfare programs, and stop sending money and resource to nations that have grown beyond self sufficiency. So what does this mean? bill gates still gets to eat a steak while the rest of us are stuck with insects? I'll pass.

The summary makes the book sound like it's some marxist pretending to be a capitalist. I haven't read the book, though.

4 days ago
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Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

epyT-R Re:Windows 7 (138 comments)

Well it's worth the time if the new stuff creates problems. Blindly buying the new thing isn't always a good idea. As far as security goes, the best defense is a knowledgeable user, something today's patch/AV mania boondoggle has yet to compensate for.

File transfer took a hit in vista, and it was partially patched in 7. Honestly, on today's 100Mbit+ ethernet lans, there hasn't been much of a performance change at all. The limiting factor is the network and/or storage media.

Does SSE help the windows kernel much? The 386 ISA hasn't changed much since the pentium pro, other than the addition of vector and SIMD instructions. If the OS does what is needed more quickly than the current release, why not use it? amd64 added a bunch of new enhancements which, to my anecdotal testing, runs cpu intensive programs about 20% than the 32bit exe running on the same system. xp64/2003 64 works just as well, and is a lot snappier, so why not use it if you don't need the new features?

If you keep your car well maintained at the dealer, you're going to be without it a few days a year, in warranty or not. If you don't take care of your car, you'll be on the side of the road, in warranty or not. The monthly payments add up quickly. It's just that today's society has been conditioned to think 'as a service' payment treadmills are the best deal. They're not. Treating a car like a long term investment is certainly alien to today's generation, but it's still a valid way to go. I like not having monthly payments. I like the fact the car is mine, not the bank's. I like the fact that should I fall on hard times, the car won't be repo'd 3 weeks after the first missed payment. That alone is reason enough, especially in today's economy.

5 days ago
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Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

epyT-R Re:Windows 7 (138 comments)

Actually that's a smart thing to do. aero (and win8's new one) cause problems with windowed (and some full screen) 3d applications..

5 days ago
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Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

epyT-R Re:As it is designed to do (138 comments)

Lots of 'digitally disabled' appliances suggest the problem isn't just with game programmers...from ovens to cars, from alarm systems to cisco routers, tons of bugs and brokenness.

5 days ago
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Commerce Secretary: US Wants Multi-Stakeholder Process To Preserve Internet

epyT-R Re:Don't like it? (57 comments)

and why would you want a single unified environment? It's not likely to coincide with your values or expectations. It's likely to be oppressive in order to reach 'compromise' once all the limits imposed by each nation are imposed.

The borders keep the peace because we are not monocultures.

5 days ago

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