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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

zenasprime Re:And the result of all this? (962 comments)

1. this isn't what the article is about at all.

2. it's complete bullshit and doesn't actually happen.

3. I'm a cis gendered white male.

about 1 month ago
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New Federal Database Will Track Americans' Credit Ratings, Other Financial Info

zenasprime Re: the Putin stage (294 comments)

Doesn't matter. It's called fraud. It's a criminal offense.

about 3 months ago
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New Federal Database Will Track Americans' Credit Ratings, Other Financial Info

zenasprime Re:the Putin stage (294 comments)

Not caused by banks? So all those bank executives who were bundling up bad mortgages together and selling them as premium mortgages so that they could make made money off of bad investments had absolutely nothing to with it.

I'm going to just make a wild guess and say that you know nothing about what actually happened.

about 3 months ago
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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

zenasprime Right of Way (466 comments)

Remove the Right of Way all these douchebags rely on for their business and lets see just how well they get along with this "no free lunch" bullshit.

about 5 months ago
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Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters

zenasprime It's not just the cost... (424 comments)

It's the shitty content. I got rid of cable because I don't actually watch TV any more. Call me a Luddite but I actually read books more then ever. I guess they better start investing in firemen and flame-throwers.

about 6 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

zenasprime Re:Calling a spade a spade. (533 comments)

If only I could ever get my supervisors to see the big picture it would have been a miracle. All that concerned them was "is there a body in that position" and "how do i game the system so i can get my bonus this year".

about 7 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

zenasprime Re:What about me? (533 comments)

I don't care if someone acts like a "cunt" or is "argumentative" if they make valid points and can get me to stop being a stubborn idiot who's going to screw shit up. I'd rather that the job got done right, despite my own fail-able self. Fight me when I'm wrong or I don't want you on my team.

about 7 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

zenasprime Re:What about me? (533 comments)

If only I had the points to spend! Cheers!

about 7 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

zenasprime Calling a spade a spade. (533 comments)

I think the summary nails it. Employers are mostly looking to exploit their "human resources" anyway they can to make a buck. That includes grinding your passion to a pulp why they reward themselves to the fruits of that hard labor. Everyone should stop pussyfooting around and just learn to not feel bad about calling spade spades.

about 7 months ago
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Jammie Thomas Denied Supreme Court Appeal

zenasprime Re:$24 (347 comments)

Thank you. As a creator myself, I often find this argument ridiculous and obviously from the mouth of someone who is NOT a creator. They don't understand that I create for the joy of creating, not the possibility of monetary reward,

about a year and a half ago
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Among Servers, Apple's Mac Mini Quietly Gains Ground

zenasprime Re:A new fad? (367 comments)

"Is this just some hipster fad? Finding a use for old Apple boxes? Or do they offer something that linux/windows hosting doesn't?"

Integration with Mac OS X clients. Using AFP is seamless (mostly) for web designers who are working on Macs. o.O

about a year and a half ago
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Billionaires Secretly Fund Vast Climate Denial Network

zenasprime A fool and his money... (848 comments)

...are soon parted.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: CS Degree While Working Full Time?

zenasprime Re:UofA says no (433 comments)

I had no problem passing my CS requirements as a Distance Learning student. The toughest courses were intro to CS I & II and if the guy taught himself it should be a cakewalk. After you get the fundamentals down the rest of the curriculum is quite enjoyable.

about a year and a half ago
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Radio Shack's TRS-80 Turns 35

zenasprime Re:vintage computers (231 comments)

Why does it need to do anything related to "work" for it to be "useful"?

about 2 years ago
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Key Gene Found Responsible For Accelerated Aging and Cancer

zenasprime Re:So? (114 comments)

I'm pretty sure I can find something interesting to do with the extra years. :p

more than 2 years ago
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Counterterrorism Agents Were Told They Could Suspend the Law

zenasprime Re:FBI (369 comments)

Just to clarify, the constitution doesn't grant us those rights, they are inalienable, and thus dictates that the governement has no power over them.

more than 2 years ago
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Indonesian Man Faces Five Years For Atheist Facebook Post

zenasprime Oh... (907 comments)

... skycake!

more than 2 years ago
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Pirate Party Leader: Copyright Laws Ridiculous

zenasprime Re:He seems to confuse the purpose of copyright (543 comments)

I am under no obligation to support anyone simply because I enjoy something. I can enjoy a tune that I've incidentally heard, and hum to it even, but whether or not I choose to purchase goods from an artist who chooses to sell those goods is something entirely different. I am obliged, by law, to respect a copyright (i.e. not make copies) if it is the intention of the copyright holder to enforce that copyright, but I have no legal obligation to financially "support" the copyright holder in order to respect their copyright in accordance to the law.

You seem to think that copyright is some form of artist welfare, which isn't the purpose of copyright. A limited monopoly on the reproduction and performance rights of a creative work is all that the copyright holder is entitled to. Whether or not a copyright hold is able and willing to financially support themselves through the production of copies and performances during that limited time is not at all within the scope of copyright.

more than 2 years ago

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