It's hilarious the parent comment got at least two upvotes. Say what you will about geek arrogance, but insecurity at others being smarter than them is a lot more common on Slashdot than its opposite. Or maybe they just prefer to hide in silence and let the mod points do the talking.
I'm perfectly capable of managing my own defense, thank you very much. You crypto-statists with your "police" and "national defense" are nothing more than collectivists pretending to be rugged individualists. You're just as effete as the bleeding heart redistributing liberals.
There are still rats biting children in poor neighborhoods. That money should be spent on them!
For me it's hard to pick between her and Snowden.
I think you meant Julian Assange.
They believe Google exists to make money. No, Google exists to make cool things. The money is a means to an end.
would he just shrug and accept his fate?
No, because those mercenaries would be acting like a government that is taxing him, and that would make them evil. He'd have to make a second Galt's Gulch island to protest his first island's statistism.
Feminists are always saying there are no mental differences in men in women. And because of that, the gender disparity in CS must be due to sexism.
Now they're altering the content of CS curriculum to appeal to women, and it is apparently working.
So if women do actually need to be taught CS differently, why is all that dark matter sexism still necessary to explain it?
I very much appreciate my education for having taught me a great deal about abstraction, critical thinking, research, communication
Paging Dunning Kruger, Dunning Kruger, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
Feminists are trying to censor video games. And I don't suppose it is a coincidence that the petition was about a game and an issue Sarkeesian focused on recently.
lol, what the hell do you think refusing to change seats is?
Escalation is the only thing that changes things. Maybe what this country needs is a white nerd to get murdered by a cop. Maybe then the right wingers will be like "Oh, shit, you mean the cop problem is real?"
Then again, the "am I free to go" guy gets ridiculed by the social justice types. They want to pretend that civil libertarians are all bravado, but when those civil libertarians routinely cash the checks their mouths write, somehow they're still in the wrong.
What a bunch of chumps. They should have followed the smart people and put their money into Star Citizen, which totally isn't a cult or Ponzi scheme.
Firstly no one's forced anything on anyone.
I'm sorry, you're right, that's a huge difference. It's like getting mad that some guy is publicly "considering" raping someone. It's not the same as actual rape.
Moving the goalpost? You'd first have to make a counter-argument for that. Unless you're actually asserting that governments never engage in nanny-state boondoggles over trivial issues, which is laughable.
No, the goalposts have stayed put, but I have scored two touchdowns. You conceded that the feminist concerns over sexism in video games are trivial:
This argument is even more trivial than what they're doing and yet here you are.
and now you just implicitly agreed that "forcing" sexism labels on video games is bad thing, by telling me they haven't actually done it yet, as if I were overstating the grievance.
Apparently you're allowed to do pointeless, trivial things yourself but they are not. Hypocrite!
Let me know when a first world government takes up one of my hobbies and forces it on an industry. 'Cause that would be awesome!
I hope it is SETI. Fuckin' Proxmire ruined SETI. We need a tax on sci-fi movies to fund SETI.