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

strikethree Re:Just tell them (1211 comments)

I did use some profanity in my previous post but I consider that casual language. There is no combat here.

I lived and worked in California for over 7 years. I honestly saw no sexism there. San Diego to be exact. I worked in 4 different jobs there, one as a consultant where I met lots of people. Many of them very successful and wealthy women. Lawyers, judges, doctors, business real estate owners, etc.

None of the places I worked at in California would have tolerated sexism or racism of any sort. I worked alongside more males than females but all of the females were treated the same as the males. If they could contribute, they were fully accepted. If not, not so much... but the same standard applied to males.

In Colorado, none of the people I know are racist or sexist (I did know a person or two who was racist in San Diego). None of the places I have worked at or currently work at would tolerate racism or sexism at all. I am sure there are some racist and sexist people there and everywhere but it sure seems to not be very prevalent at all and nobody that I know would tolerate such absurdities.

In summary, there are plenty of reasons to dislike or disrespect people. Why add to the mix with silly stuff like race or gender?

Quick anecdote, my daughter took her car to the dealer for service and was charged $3k for services that were not needed. Was it sexism or preying on naivete? Grrrr. Regardless, it was wrong.

2 days ago

Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

strikethree Re:Nobody else seems to want it (727 comments)

I predict that a current generation mainline i7 and i5 will be sufficient for any "desktop" task more or less for ever (or until we move away from a physical interface like keyboard / mouse and touchscreens).

Do not confuse the current state of stagnation with what will actually happen. You could have said the same thing about web browsers back in the IE6 days: It does everything that is needed and there is no more advancement in sight.

Things WILL change. More processing power will be needed. Current paradigms (not buzzword bingo paradigms) will become outmoded. New ways of programming and solving problems will come to pass. Tomorrow? No. The market has been captured and is being thoroughly raped. It can not stay this way forever though.

3 days ago

FBI Investigates 'Sophisticated' Cyber Attack On JP Morgan, 4 More US Banks

strikethree Re:Honest question from a non-USian (98 comments)

If somebody here has had FBI help for small-dollar crimes where that was their only option, then I'd love to hear counterexamples.

Quite a few years ago, I found out that the FBI will not move if the dollar value is below $5,000. I am sure that point has gone up, not down.

3 days ago

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

strikethree Re:Just tell them (1211 comments)

Tell them that it's their first instinct because they don't want to believe that they could be part of the problem, however slightly.

You must travel in some fucked up social circles. I do not see this type of behavior at all. Maybe Colorado is just full of nicer people? You people seem to live in some seriously fucked up sections of the planet.

What I see around me is that people act as people without regard to their gender. Yes, women generally act differently than men and Mexicans generally act differently than Koreans. Not generally a problem.

It just blows me away that there is all this crazy shit going on elsewhere and everyone assuming it is the same way everywhere else. It is not. Yes, there are always some people who do fucked up things. You can not get rid of those people because new ones keep being born.

To conclude, women are not being held down by men everywhere and it is absurd for you to assume that they are. Move to Colorado. It seems nicer out here.

3 days ago

33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

strikethree Re:Nature of tort reform (461 comments)

No one is forcing them to do drugs.

Indeed. But YOU and people like you are forcing the money they spend on drugs into criminal enterprises. Which was entirely the point.

I can already hear you now: "But, but if they did not DO the drugs in the first place, it would not be a problem."

Carry on with your naivete kind sir. Carry on.

3 days ago

Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated

strikethree Re:NT is best (190 comments)

I think you are not realizing exactly how long ago this was. Debian existed, yes. Debian had no safety rails at the time. No distributions did. This was when Slackware was still below version 2. I was upgrading (manually) to version 2.3 iirc. RPM for Redhat was still in its infancy as well.

3 days ago

Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated

strikethree Re:NT is best (190 comments)

Heh. Indeed. It is literally one of the reasons I became a diehard Linux fan. I could never have recovered like that in Windows.

3 days ago

Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

strikethree Re:And this is how we get to the more concrete har (522 comments)

Hm. I am not entirely certain that counts... but okay. It is more legitimate of a claim than any other assuming they can indeed prove an unbroken lineage.

3 days ago

Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

strikethree Re:shoot the admins (133 comments)

I was scheduled to work from home today

Meh. You are just a fraction of a percent. A rounding error. In this new world of global dominance and market share, fractions of a percent do not count. That is what the MBA folks say anyways. :)

4 days ago

Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

strikethree Re:It's IPCC...not IPPC (520 comments)

The climate is currently taking a 'hiatus' from warming due to the alleged storage of heat in the deep ocean.

I am not part of this Global Warming thing; either for or against. I believe in trying not to affect the environment as much as possible and I am aware of all of the yelling and screaming; however, heating the deep parts of the ocean scare me like building an atom bomb in my basement scares me.

Do you recall the huge tsunami that hit Indonesia, Thailand, etc? IIRC it was back in 2007 or so. That was nothing compared to what heating the depths of the ocean will do. The ocean is HUGE and the thermal inertia is just O.M.F.G. huge. Storing that much energy on the planet can only be a VERY bad thing. I have no idea what will happen because of that amount of energy being stored but it will not be good if it is not released again VERY slowly and carefully.

4 days ago

Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

strikethree Re:And this is how we get to the more concrete har (522 comments)

I remind him that Jesus founded the Catholic Church as His Church and thus it and the Pope speak for God; and it says so in the Bible

Say what? I have read through several versions of the christian bible and at no point do I recall Jesus founding the Catholic Church.

In Wikipedia terms: Citation Needed.

4 days ago

GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

strikethree Re:Watermarks? (126 comments)

As long as the watermark does not interfere with the quality, I am 100% for watermarks. I fully and emphatically support the right of a creator to be acknowledged throughout all of time to be the creator and to possibly profit off of the piece that was created. The profit part implies some sort of copyright laws but it should be noted that I strongly and emphatically despise current copyright law.

In short, anything that does not affect the use by the person paying for the copyrighted work is fair game.

4 days ago

U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

strikethree Re:I like... (602 comments)

As for your "recorded half-way through" comment, it would be clear that the video didn't start at the beginning and that the cops arrived late at the scene. If a jury can't understand that, you're fucked anyway.

So you really are fucked anyway. Heh.

4 days ago

DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

strikethree Re:the purpose is tracking cars (256 comments)

We are building turnkey police state infrastructure.

The last of my mod points expired yesterday. What a shame because this right here is decidedly very insightful and bears repeating. Sure, a lot of people feel safe and secure and think this will only be a good thing... until they find out that any good from it is an unintentional side effect. By then, it will be too late.

In short, you are a paranoid nutter... but you are right.

4 days ago

New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

strikethree Re:Why (251 comments)

Hm. It is rare to see a +6 type of comment twice in a year but you nailed it. Hard. Google could indeed deliver the coup de grace to Microsoft today. Almost makes you wonder why they have refrained from doing so.

5 days ago

New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

strikethree Re:Already? (251 comments)

If you take a step back and look at the latest phones and tablets, the majority of them have tile interfaces in some form or another. So, it looks like some form of tiles will be here to stay.

Erm, a desktop is NOT used for the same things phones and tablets are used for. What makes you think that the interface should be anywhere near similar for all use cases? Does Maya have the same interface as Counter Strike? Does Eclipse have the same interface as Civilization V? Does Maya have the same interface as Eclipse?

Sure, they all use a mouse and keyboard, but they use them radically differently. How the hell is touch interface supposed to work with ANY of those programs that I listed? The only one that seems even vaguely capable of being touch related is Civilization V followed not closely at all by Maya.

Touch interfaces can be an extremely powerful and intuitive paradigm, but it is being done 100% wrong at the expense of the usefulness of the other interface devices such as a keyboard and possibly mouse.

Tiles are purely a menuing system. That is all. There are more efficient menus out there than touch enabled tiles.

5 days ago

A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

strikethree Re:Stop being such a drama queen. (158 comments)

A country where the Government gets to censor what we see and hear can't function as a democracy. Democracy relies on the citizens being able to freely communicate. That can't happen under censorship.

Removal of anonymity (ubiquitous surveillance) is just as much of a problem to a democratic form of government as censorship.

5 days ago

California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

strikethree Re:No Steering Wheel In Time (505 comments)

We'll likely be telling our grandkids with stories of hundreds of non-automated cars screaming down the highway piloted by fallible humans. Of course, they'll just roll their eyes at us, make an "uphill both ways in the snow" comment, and tell their RobotCar to take them to the mall.

The shame in all that is they will never be able to have their robot car take them past the edge of civilization as we can currently. I drive a lot in areas where there are no real roads. I get to see all sorts of interesting stuff. They will never be able to do so. "Car, drive forward, turn left, turn right, speed up, slow down" is not really going to work where there are no truly defined roads and destinations.

5 days ago



MtGox finds 200,000 missing bitcoins in old wallet

strikethree strikethree writes  |  about 5 months ago

strikethree (811449) writes "BBC — Bankrupt Japanese firm MtGox said in a filing that it has found 200,000 lost bitcoins.

The firm said it found the bitcoins — worth around $116m (£70m) — in an old digital wallet from 2011.

That brings the total number of bitcoins the firm lost down to 650,000 from 850,000.

MtGox, formerly the world's largest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy in February, after it said it lost thousands of bitcoins to hackers."

Link to Original Source




strikethree strikethree writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Oops. I made a statement about contributions to Wikipedia being reverted rapidly. Someone pointed out that the name that I gave, strikethree, had not made any edits.

There are two reasons for that:

One, there is no strikethree there.
Two, my username there is megaton.

I am nevertheless dismayed that I had only made one edit while logged in. All of the other edits I had made were while I was not logged in. Regardless, I still stand by my previous statement.


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