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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

kick6 what about misandry? (687 comments)

Why is it that sexism is only banned in one direction? Women are allowed to shit all over men, and men are just supposed to "man up and take it." Equality my ass...

2 days ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

kick6 Re:In b4 hipsters (145 comments)

it's just the same thing over and over. Down raid bosses to get the best gear, wait till next patch and start over again. I just got bored of it. Sadly FF14 is turning out like that as well so I even stopped playing that

In other words: you just don't like MMORPGs.

5 days ago
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The Biggest iPhone Security Risk Could Be Connecting One To a Computer

kick6 jailbreak? (72 comments)

Can this be used to jailbreak iphones? That's all I care(d) about.

about a week ago
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Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

kick6 that word... (316 comments)

I do not think it means what you think it means. Throttling is a DISincentive to continue to use. Offering a discount for moderate consumption is an incentive.

about two weeks ago
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For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

kick6 compiling things form the article (174 comments)

50% of STEM workers have no degree 50% of SETM degree'd folks don't work in STEM ...yet somehow corporations "need" H1-Bs?

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

kick6 nothing to see here (962 comments)

Woman works in indsutry were ridiculous threats of grotesque violence are the norm...over teamspeak, over chat, on forums...everywhere. Woman thinks this "abuse" is special...because she's a woman. Special rules need to be made to stop the abuse that her solipsism has convinced her only happen to her (and by extension only women).

So basically it's the same shtick: women want equality except for when it's in a woman's interest (in this case preserving her ego) for women to be legislated superiority.

The sad part isn't that abuse happens, the sad part is that we keep lining up to give women special privileges because they're the "weaker sex" all while attempting to champion the cause of equality.

about a month ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

kick6 Re:So they update it, but... (202 comments)

Streams all my 1080p movies and TV shows flawlessly (*)/

* Apparently, it may struggle with some very high bit rate encodes, but I've yet to see this in practice and is unlikely to be an issue for most people.

I can confirm. It chokes hard on any of my DTS audio'ed recordings.

about a month ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

kick6 Re:Unless you've spent $300 on a GPU... (210 comments)

I have a gaming PC that actually runs Linux (ie. Fedora) as my primary and only OS

Not many people are stupid enough to explicitly choose an unsupported OS to use on their dedicated gaming box. You are the absolute tale end of the bell curve, and I question your sanity for making this choice. At the very least, you're a sadist.

about a month and a half ago
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Oklahoma's Earthquakes Linked To Fracking

kick6 Re:Okay, so this has what to do with fracking then (154 comments)

buildings on the east coast are not built with earthquakes in mind like west coast ones

TIL: Oklahoma City is on the east coast.

about a month and a half ago
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Oklahoma's Earthquakes Linked To Fracking

kick6 Re: Okay, so this has what to do with fracking the (154 comments)

So what this has to do with fracking is that they thought that just pumping fluid back in would hold things up, but clearly that's not true.

That's not at all how it works. The fluid exists to create hydraulic pressure. They put sand or tiny ceramic balls in the water to fill the voids created by the fractures to "hold things up."

This article relates to what they do with all the water after it returns to surface. They go find another well that doesn't produce anymore (or drill a new one into a non-producing zone) and pump the water in. HOWEVER, salt water disposal (SWD) is an operation that has been going on for decades. It's not new or unique to fracturing in the slightest making this article just more incorrect bullshit, and your post only adds to that. Please stop posting if you don't know what you're talking about as this only adds to the incorrect info that surrounds this issue.

about a month and a half ago
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Employees Staying Away From Internal Corporate Social Networks

kick6 in a world of social justice warriors... (131 comments)

who get you fired for thinks you did OUTSIDE of work *cough* Brendan Eich *cough* the idea that I'm going to WILLINGLY put another bullet in these asshole's gun is preposterous. It should come as no surprise to employers who place inclusiveness and diversity as corporate goals above profit and shareholder value that no one wants to risk inadvertently being offensive on a social intranet.

about a month and a half ago
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Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

kick6 I, for one, welcome... (198 comments)

our new horsedogbear overlords.

about a month and a half ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

kick6 Re:Fighting rearguard actions against change (341 comments)

Why does the US need a population infusion?

There's actual a valid answer to this, I'm assuming, rhetorical question: the "locals" are not breeding at a high enough rate to propogate the pyramid schemes that are hyperconsumerism and social security. Well, valid, for some corporatist/politcal definition of valid.

about 2 months ago
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If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

kick6 Re:No, they're replacing. (341 comments)

You say "no", but even if we accept the study by a hyper-partisan group with a specific objective of removing immigrants as valid, what you posted doesn't actually contradict what I said.

Now, we can argue to hell and back what constitutes "taking jobs", but the fact that they're trying as hard as possible to be Americans is an important one.

I struggle to call wanting citizenship to be "trying as hard as possible to be Americans." All of the foriegn workers I know live in insular communities with others from their region of the globe, and adamantly refuse to let go of the majority of their native culture including language and customs. That, to me, isn't trying all that hard to be an American...except on paper.

about 2 months ago
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Tech Workforce Diversity At Facebook Similar To Google And Yahoo

kick6 Re:I call BS (265 comments)

I am positive these big companies go out of their way to only hire white dudes. I bet the CEOs all have white sheets and pointy hats in their closets.

I bet they only print on white paper too, those bastards.

about 2 months ago
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Tech Workforce Diversity At Facebook Similar To Google And Yahoo

kick6 Re:The problem with all of these stories (265 comments)

The "general population", and the "population of qualified tech workers" are two very different things...

If only the post made that comparison, but no...the comparison is to 1950s professional baseball players. I have neither enough faces or palms for this one.

about 2 months ago
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China Starts Outsourcing From ... the US

kick6 Re:This I didn't expect. (274 comments)

I was thinking some years ago "If all the jobs went to China because no one in the US wants the factory worker life, who is gonna build Chinese doohickeys when *they* get tired of the factory life?"

I was thinking India. Or Malaysia, or Chile or something..

But not the USA. I never even considered that possibility.

WTF. This world no longer makes any sense to me.

It makes perfect sense. After enough time of disparaging the factory life, Americans are finally realizing that it beats the alternative.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

kick6 Re:Missing IRS emails (682 comments)

At this point, it's hard to take seriously any of the right wing complaints against Obama. Even if a particular one might be justified, there has been so much fake outrage from them that they just look like clowns.

As opposed to the fake outrage that the liberals use as their calling card to activism for everything?

Brendon Eich
A Football team called the redskins
A world conference on masculinity

about 2 months ago

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