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

geek Re:Just proves the point (212 comments)

I don't believe they can be civilly debated at all. Modern day feminists are not rational. My feminist professors in school very clearly, openly and without fear, gave extreme preference to the women in class. It was out in the open for all to see, but because almost every professor was a women, every administrator etc on up the chain, they could operate with impunity.

Yeah, hi that's called "Existing every damn day as a woman" everywhere outside of feminist classes in college. The sad thing is you notice it sucks, but you don't connect that it sucks when guys do it to women. Not that all men walk around planning how to keep the ladies down, it's more insidious than that because the majority of the time we just don't think about it at all. That's how games get released with no female character options, or female NPC's with redonkulous boobs, because the guys making the game just never put in a second to think "how will women, who are a huge factor in life, think about this".

I don't wish harm on this woman, but I honestly don't give a rats ass that she is being threatened. She and her kind do more harm to men in this country than anyone else and subsequently more harm to women with their chicken little calls of intolerance and mysogyny. I no longer listen to women that complain about it precisely because of this woman and her ilk. It's all just noise now like calls of racism from Al Sharpton.

Okay, right there you've just justified every bad feminist example that you whine about. You are the problem.

Your victim mentality is astounding. Your "every damn day" BS is interesting though. Shows how pathetic and thin skinned you are if you think women are the only ones that actually have to deal with "life"

You blame everything on men. Blame racism, sexism etc etc etc. You have a fucking "ism" for everything and never actually learn to cope with people and their BS. You would rather point fingers and tell everyone else how society has wronged you and tell everyone else to change for your benefit because you simply can't cope with how hard living actually is.

I've had verbal abuse from bosses. I've had bosses call me at 3am to tell me how crap I am, only to ask favors the very next day. I've had women bosses (the majority of my bosses are women now because my company actively hires them precisely because they are women) come on to me and tell me "you aren't really faithful to your wife are you?". I didn't run off and blame society.

Your problem is you simply aren't able to deal with real people with real issues. You can't roll with the punches so you throw your own, then cry when you get knocked down/out. I actually feel kind of bad for your type because you've never actually grown up. You still kick and scream and stomp your feet like a child that didn't get his/her own way. It's pathetic.

about half an hour ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

geek Re:Just proves the point (212 comments)

Well, no. Not with you and the reason is you are clearly very very bigoted:

Thanks for proving my point. You can go hang out with Al Sharpton now.

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

geek Re:Just proves the point (212 comments)

But, they still contain very valid points and can be civilly debated.

I don't believe they can be civilly debated at all. Modern day feminists are not rational. My feminist professors in school very clearly, openly and without fear, gave extreme preference to the women in class. It was out in the open for all to see, but because almost every professor was a women, every administrator etc on up the chain, they could operate with impunity.

Feminists in the 50's-60's even 70's were about equality, something that has long been achieved. Today's feminist is about superiority and the subjugation of men. They are completely different animal. It's like comparing Dr. Martin Luther King to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. These people are extremists that are heavily dependant, financially and in their careers, on their extremism.

I don't wish harm on this woman, but I honestly don't give a rats ass that she is being threatened. She and her kind do more harm to men in this country than anyone else and subsequently more harm to women with their chicken little calls of intolerance and mysogyny. I no longer listen to women that complain about it precisely because of this woman and her ilk. It's all just noise now like calls of racism from Al Sharpton.

49 minutes ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

geek Re:This is so last decade (216 comments)

Most people I know that used Ubuntu.... Have moved on to Mint.

This isn't about desktops.

yesterday
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Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time

geek Re:Thank you Medical Science (76 comments)

Things like this is why I despise all the quacks that vilify the medical profession.

Homeopathy does not cure people, doctors do.

Careful throwing around that word "cure" because doctors actually "cure" very little. They "treat" a great deal however.

Anti-Vaxers don't end Autism, doctors will.

How can you be sure of this? They dont even know for sure what causes it.

And some day soon, we will be able to grow replacement Thalmuses, hopefully with kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs soon to follow.

You jump to this conclusion from one article related to a mouse? You're far to willing to buy into this. When/if it gets to human trials then you can start making these types of claims.

God bless real doctors, for they deliver miracles onto us.

No they deliver science and medicine. Look up the word miracle. You're using it wrong.

2 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

geek Re:My opinion on the matter. (786 comments)

Scientific/CentOS/Fedora/Fuduntu/OpenSUSE just to name a few. I could also list off all the spins like Korora etc. Yes it is a monoculture where the only people using DEB's are the hobbyists. Ubuntu was the one shining hope for something other than RPM but they crapped all over that.

If you want a job doing any type of linux work, you better know RPM. Period.

2 days ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

geek Re:My opinion on the matter. (786 comments)

My question then is why are we seeing a near universal switch?

Because Lennart works for Red Hat which is pretty much the only profitable Linux distro out there and has a massive amount of control in the Linux arena. If the change happens in Red Hat there is a 90% chance it'll happen everywhere else, which is basically what we're seeing with only a few holdouts on systemd like Gentoo.

2 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

geek Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

I know that someone was beheaded. It is clear that this is an horrible and cruel act, that nobody and nobody's family should experience. What information does it add to watch the video? You can convey the relevant information in text.

No, you can't. The fact you think so is the entire problem. You're just talking out of your ass.

2 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

geek Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

But I can tell from your attitude, you'll be outraged the moment trolls start posting the video with humorous audio editing.

I don't actually give two fucks what someone edits. As long as the original is out there. So fuck you for trying to stereotype me. You can go fuck yourself now.

3 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

geek I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

As far as I am concerned, no one should comment on it unless they've seen it. The arm chair quarterbacks who are removed from the issue and not exposed to it should shut the hell up.

The video is horrifying and Youtube and other services removing it is an injustice to humanity. People should see this and remember it. Just as people should see the horrors of the holocaust and remember. All removing the content does is ensure people are ignorant to the truth. Look how well banning Nazi memorabilia has worked out in France where they now have a HUGE uptick in the amount of anti-semitism.

Hiding the unpleasantness in life does not make it go away.

3 days ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

geek Re:I seem to remember... (272 comments)

Would be a shame to see it get destroyed through aggressive anti-competitive practices.

Fuck off. Everything you posted IS COMPETITION. Dropbox refuses to compete. They offer 2 tiers and ridiculous prices. If they had offered me a 30GB plan I would have jumped at it but my money is no good to them. Instead I would have to beg for "extra" space and game the system. So FUCK dropbox. They wont offer what I want so I've gone elsewhere. Thats called competition.

3 days ago
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Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily

geek No difference (105 comments)

I find a study like this to be highly suspect. It's a 28 page story, hardly anything special. Have them read an actual novel instead. In 28 pages the "plot" is going to either be very convoluted or extremely thin. I find it just as likely that the 28 page story bored the kindle folks half to death and they didn't bother trying to recall it.

You're going to have to do better than 28 pages. That's barely a chapter in the books I read.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

geek Re:Windows 8 (723 comments)

Windows 8 basically handed Linux an opportunity on a silver platter. Now they just need to make the desktop significantly better than what Microsoft is currently offering.

And to take advantage of the Windows 8 fiasco Linux created it's own with Gnome 3, Unity and KDE 4. Honestly, Linux had the Windows 8 problem before Microsoft did. The state of UI's on Linux is a travesty.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

geek Re:Linus does not understand the size of the effor (723 comments)

Microsoft probably has somewhere between 6 and 20 thousand engineers working on device drivers for various windows versions out there making about 80k a pop. Sorry but Linux simply does not have these kinds of resources. It would be nice but I don't see it happening.

Try 500-600. Most of those are "project managers" too who farm the work out to Indian contractors. Microsoft doesn't have the development force you think they do.

about a week ago
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Kolab.org Groupware 3.3 Release Adds Tags, Notes, and Dozens of Other Features

geek The 90's called (26 comments)

They want their user interface back.

about a week ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

geek Re:god dammit. The Numbers (517 comments)

Climate change is expected to soon kill off 1/8th of all bird species.

Yeah, sure. Because all the other "global warming" prediction have been so fucking accurate. You morons are batting 0.0000

about a week ago
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Introducing Slashdot's New Build Section

geek Re:"new" (34 comments)

God you're an idiot Timothy. I've watched your fucking drivel for years and you're by far the worst "editor" Slashdot has ever had.

about a week ago
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Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

geek Re:Lovins is a crank (442 comments)

Never worked as an academic physicist, never even completed a degree apparently.
Never worked in the power industry.
Never manufactured EE Equipment.

Nevertheless knows how to power the world?

This is pretty much every liberal.......... ever.

about two weeks ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

geek Bullshit (457 comments)

Its not worse now than it's ever been in the past. Get the fuck over it

about two weeks ago
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Cisco To Slash Up To 6,000 Jobs -- 8% of Its Workforce -- In "Reorganization"

geek Re:A complaint (207 comments)

The move is shortsighted because it costs money to hire someone and the new person must then learn the culture, infrastructure, and the business.

No they'll just hire some idiot Indian slave labor and offshore them. Cisco's been at this for over 10 years.

about two weeks ago

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Apple pays EA a "truck load of money" to delay Plants vs Zombies 2

geek geek writes  |  about a year ago

geek (5680) writes "According to MacRumors, "Apple paid EA a 'truckload of money' to delay the Android version of Plants vs Zombies 2 according to Frank Gibeau, head of EA Labels, reports gaming site Giant Bomb.

With the exception of China, Plants vs Zombies 2 has not launched on Android yet — the fact that the game is iOS-only is a big win for Apple."

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Yahoo overtakes Google in Web Traffic

geek geek writes  |  1 year,6 days

geek (5680) writes "Yahoo appears to have slightly overtaken Google in Web Traffic, from the article, "Analysis of US internet use suggests Yahoo! attracted more people to its web services than Google for the first time in over two years.

According to the latest audience figures compiled by comScore, Yahoo! sites received 196.6 million unique visitors in July — a 21% rise on the same month in 2012."

A sign of things to come? Has Marissa Mayer begun to steer the ship around? Could this be a fluke or somehow related to the privacy concerns over Google's services? Time will tell perhaps."
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Introducing a child to Linux

geek geek writes  |  about a year and a half ago

geek writes "How do you introduce a child to Linux or computers in general? This blog post is a very interesting and sometimes hilarious way of introducing children as young as 2 and 3 years old to computers. The author of the blog starts by gradually over the years, introducing them to the commandline and brings them all the way up to an Xfce desktop. Those of us with children and children on the way can learn a lot from this. I myself intend to do something like it, how about you? Have you done something like this before?"
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nVidia improving Optimus support in Linux

geek geek writes  |  about 2 years ago

geek (5680) writes "nVidia software engineer Aaron Plattner divulged his work on improved Optimus support to a developer listserv. Seemingly in answer to criticism by Linus Torvalds regarding the bad relations nVidia has with the kernel developers. Plattner has created a working proof of concept with a driver. Does this improve the relationship nVidia has with Linux developers? That remains to be seen but it's definitely a step in the right direction."
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Apple in trouble with developers

geek geek writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geek (5680) writes "According to Marco Arment, the creator of Instapaper, Apple may be in trouble with developers. According to Arment, the new sandboxing guidelines from Apple are pushing developers away in droves. Arment also comments on the "our way or the highway" attitude Apple often takes in these situations and how it may be backfiring this time around."
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