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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

poity Re:If you want to cover Gamergate, do it honestly (728 comments)

Your problem is that you refuse to see that someone can be a misogynist and also be shouting about real problems.

That's why the real problems should be addressed, rather than the character of the messenger. If the KKK came out against NSA wiretapping on the grounds that civil liberties are being violated, would you say "wiretapping isn't an issue, this is the KKK we're talking about", or would you say "despite my abhorrence of the KKK, their argument has merit on this issue"?

Gaming is a 90 billion dollar industry. 90 BILLION DOLLARS. It's no insignificant issue. And if you are glad to keep the corrupt locked away from important duties, why not have them locked away in McDonalds cook lines rather than in these position of influence?

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

poity Re:If you want to cover Gamergate, do it honestly (728 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...

The genetic fallacy, also known as fallacy of origins, fallacy of virtue, is a fallacy of irrelevance where a conclusion is suggested based solely on something or someone's origin rather than its current meaning or context. This overlooks any difference to be found in the present situation, typically transferring the positive or negative esteem from the earlier context. The fallacy therefore fails to assess the claim on its merit. The first criterion of a good argument is that the premises must have bearing on the truth or falsity of the claim in question. Genetic accounts of an issue may be true, and they may help illuminate the reasons why the issue has assumed its present form, but they are irrelevant to its merits

There is also another common counter to gamergate, which is thinking that wrongdoing by elements of the whole discredits the whole. This reasoning raises the question: Did you immediately dismiss Occupy Wall Street because of the smashed windows?

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

poity Re:Mod parent up. (728 comments)

Assholes will seek the most vulnerable spot to attack. Gender, race, weight, height, income, eyewear, genital size, hair, clothing, choice of snacks, and so on. If you're sensitive/insecure about any of them, that's blood in the water, and they will go after it. Surely they don't let everything else slide, and just wait for the opportunities to pounce on someone because of gender.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

poity Re:Le sigh.... (167 comments)

globalresearch.ca is run by a Russian conspiracy theorist

about 1 month ago
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Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

poity Re:Le sigh.... (167 comments)

Oog, you dumb-dumb, go hunt and stop breeding those cows, you will create dragon-cow one day and kill our village

Years later, Oog's village was conquered by the agricultural civilization nearby. Oog became a slave charged with breeding heartier cattle, and his wife bore the children of others.

about 1 month ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

poity Re:Good. How is uber any different... (312 comments)

I'm willing to bet that compared to traditional taxi customers, far more Uber customers would have smartphones with GPS in hand, meaning a much higher risk of being caught by police. You would have better odds painting your car, masquerading as a traditional taxi, and picking out old people to rob.

about 2 months ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

poity Re:why can the world (329 comments)

Perhaps women have the luxury and privilege of not losing attractiveness when working low-paying jobs. Perhaps men are the victims of a society that forces them to over-work and be over-competitive because women ultimately select whose genes are passed on and whose are not. Perhaps this competitiveness is why men will take on more hard jobs, fight for more raises, and suffer the abuses.

Is female materialism driving men into high wage jobs? Maybe there should be a federal law to address this...

about 2 months ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

poity Let me get this straight (329 comments)

So, basically, because personal computers made CS more accessible, and men took advantage of this access in greater numbers than women which resulted in the imbalance we see today, it is therefore the fault of personal computers that this imbalance exists.

about 2 months ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

poity HAHAHA "bare-knuckled" (748 comments)

It gets image macros from 4chan and still can't decide on what the irony tag is for. Fark has long become a shadow of its former self. The left leaning political correct mob has been in control for many years now -- even being a consistent critic of public officials on both sides of the political aisle gets you into trouble because in those times when you do write anything critical of a left leaning politician, you get 10 replies of people knocking down strawmen and breathlessly posting whataboutisms.

about 2 months ago
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Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

poity Re:I don't see it.... (181 comments)

Me neither. It's just a white background with pastel hues. XiaoMi isn't doing anything out of the ordinary when it comes to "borrowing ideas".

about 2 months ago
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Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

poity Re: vs Material Design (181 comments)

Private use is different. Parent anon is talking about proper licensing, with future access to Google's code base at stake. Official releases by XioaMi has not and will continue to not have Play Store access in compliance with Google's terms. That's probably fine for them, since most of China don't use the Play Store anyway.

about 2 months ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Who gives you the right? (167 comments)

Again, comparing two unlike qualities. China's tactics in cracking down on terrorism in its western provinces is very much something you would criticize (if you also criticize the US's tactics). That would be a comparison of like with like. Again, the locking down of sensitive political information is our frame, e.g. criticism of policies, posting of data which contradict official released data, etc.

about 2 months ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Who gives you the right? (167 comments)

Idiot. China censors curse words as well, that would be your frame of reference. In order to compare the US and China with regard to censorship of information on the internet, e.g. sensitive political topics, you would not be able to use this frame of reference.

about 2 months ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Who gives you the right? (167 comments)

It seems like you don't know the Chinese constitution also outlines free speech as a right.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

poity Re:Not just China (92 comments)

The people in China who are wary of this are those of the Slashdot mindset -- your spiritual and intellectual compatriots who want the same thing as you do, privacy and to be left alone by government. Instead of standing up for friends and allies, there are those on Slashdot who would stand up for government. I don't get it. Are your minds warped somehow? Are you all so tolerant of others that you forget who you should be tolerant of?

about 2 months ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Who gives you the right? (167 comments)

What do you think about VPN providers in the UK which US citizens sometimes use to bypass copyright restrictions? Are they violating US sovereignty? Are they imposing their morality on Americans?

about 2 months ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:How about backing off? (167 comments)

Probably western Sinophiles who can't distinguish between government and people. Regular Chinese people have no respect for these Chinaboos.

about 2 months ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Who gives you the right? (167 comments)

That's like saying non-US vpn providers are forcing their concept of right and wrong on Americans. The tools are made available, the doors are unlocked. People willingly use the tools, and willingly walk through the doors on their own.

about 2 months ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:I have a better idea. (167 comments)

If people still didn't believe there were political/governmental shills on /., the knee-jerk whataboutism posts on every article about a non-US country should very clearly dispel that belief.

about 2 months ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Not my job (167 comments)

No one forces anyone to use free software.

about 2 months ago

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