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Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 509

by c6gunner (#47513073) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

That said, I'd imagine that penetrative rape - the type commonly suffered by females - is a lot more traumatic.

Assuming a completely unwilling and unaroused victim, yes, I very much suspect it would be. However, feminists and victim-advocacy groups have spent the last couple decades telling us that "rape is rape" and that they're all equally bad, so it would be a bit hypocritical for them to now start screaming "BUT WE HAVE IT WORSE!".

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 0) 509

by westlake (#47512711) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Why is this moderated troll?
The very first paragraph of the article says she got a death threat and that they know where she lives. Do people even read the articles before moderating anymore?

Consider how predictably the Slashdot geek responds to stories like this. Embarrassing, isn't it?

There are other words that come to mind.

Comment: Re:let me correct that for you. (Score 1) 514

Communism is a version of Socialism. The USSR was run by the Communist Party, which was communist in name (although it wasn't what Marx imagined).

This comment makes it seem like you don't understand the difference between communism and socialism. If you don't know it, I suggest you at least read up on the topic on Wikipedia. If you do know it, and understand why the USSR didn't consider themselves to be communist, then I suggest you write more clearly.

Comment: Re:Free market economy (Score 1) 524

We can have a civilized discussion about government debt without jumping to BS numbers* for total debt can't we?

Well sure, let me know why you think Great Britain is going to be the first to go, I'm still not clear why you think that, other than something vague about having a lot of debt (which many countries do).

Also: Citation needed for the total debt number.

That number doesn't include citizens/business, it includes things the government has committed to paying but hasn't funded. If you do a search for "us total liability," there are plenty of different estimates. I chose $150trillion because it's somewhere in the middle of the estimates.

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 5, Informative) 509

by phantomfive (#47512533) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

And just to make clear, the problem of insulting people isn't along the lines of "ching chong chow chee" or whatnot. The problem case is along the lines of: Scenario 1: Man: "What does that do? Sorry, I don't know perl." Crowd: "You don't know perl? Geez, you're stupid." Scenario 2: Woman: "What does that do? Sorry, I don't know perl." Crowd: "Geez, women are stupid."

No, you're wrong, you didn't even read the article (should I say you are stupid?). Specific examples from the article, if you'd like to read it:

"Only 1 out of 5 is hot, and that is Jessica. The rest need to be in the kitchen."
"I have a guy who’s writing fan fiction starring me and him. It’s a pornographic fanfic, and he's on chapter 6. He anonymously submits chapters through my website"
"Rape fantasies and pictures of dead children were coming faster than I could block individual users."

That is the kind of thing we are dealing with.

+ - Motley Crüe's interesting take on photography copyright-> 1

Submitted by sandbagger
sandbagger (654585) writes "Concert photography sounds like a great job but like anything else, it's tough to make a dollar. The heavy metal band Motley Crüe's most recent photography licence appears to be making that harder. A leaked copy claims that "Licensor agrees that it shall not license any of the Materials (or shall not exploit any of the Materials) without the written consent of the Licensee which shall be withheld in Licensee’s sole discretion." Effectively, that professional photographers relinquish their copyright. This is followed by a secrecy clause that you can read more about on PetaPixel."
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+ - Firefox 33 gets Cisco's OpenH264->

Submitted by NotInHere
NotInHere (3654617) writes "As promised, version 33 of the Firefox browser will fetch the OpenH264 module from Cisco, which enables Firefox to decode and encode H.264 video, for both the <video> tag and WebRTC, which has a codec war on this matter. The module won't be a traditional NPAPI plugin, but a so-called Gecko Media Plugin (GMP), Mozilla's answer to the disliked Pepper API. Firefox had no cross-platform support for H.264 before."
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Comment: Re:Occams Scalpel (Score 2) 509

by c6gunner (#47512227) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

No matter who you are, what your personality is, etc there will always be some people out there that don't like you, won't hire you, or otherwise throw negativity your way even if you've done absolutely nothing to earn their hate.

Very true. So when that happens to me, is that because of the matriarchy trying to keep my manliness in check?

Your reaction is what I've noticed most women get if they even gently bring something up. It's 100% complete denial and blame the messenger.

What I can't figure out is why?

Because that's what we do when people are wrong?

I've noticed when people bring up the idea that the holocaust never happened, they get 100% complete denial and blame the messenger. Hrm ... I wonder why.

True, this behavior may be a small group of bad apples, but by denying the problem exists at all you're enabling those bad apples to continue doing what they do.

Nobody is denying that the problem exists. That's the kind of absurd strawman that always ends up derailing these discussions. What people are telling you is that:

1. Everyone gets harassed at some point. You don't see me going around talking about what an unsafe environment comicon is just because some chick grabbed my ass.
2. Problems caused by a small subset of individuals should be dealt with INDIVIDUALLY, rather than by writing long-winded articles about how the whole system is horrible. Only an idiot attacks an entire community over the actions of a few individuals. We usually call that "bigotry".

Seriously, why can't we just admit women catch a lot of shit just for being women in tech?

Because it's insignificant. I've caught more flack for having a slow connection than most women catch for being women. I've seen far more men bending over backwards to help "women in tech" than I've seen trying to tear them down. Men tend to be far more cruel and destructive towards each other than they do with women. If harassment in the tech community is a problem then it's a problem for everyone, and it's absolutely ridiculous to single out women as being some special class of victim.

Comment: Re:Occams Scalpel (Score 1) 509

by c6gunner (#47512153) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

I tend to agree with you, in general. However, I do think it is disingenuous to name a company "Girlfight" in a clear attempt to cash in on their sexuality, then contribute to an article complaining about it.

That's feminism for you in a nutshell. The "skepchick" website rose to fame in no small part thanks to putting out a (artistic-ish) nude calendar of their members, and encouraging male adoration. Then once they had enough of a following, they decided it was now misogynistic for men to comment on their appearance or think of them in a sexual way. Lots of women have gained prominence by using their sexuality to their advantage, only to later go on long-winded rants about how nobody should be "objectifying" them.

Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.