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Comment: Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (Score 1) 686

by Boronx (#48871839) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Game journalism has never been and will never be honest. This is because gamers want game porn far more than they want hard hitting game journalism. In order to provide the game porn, the media has to get in bed with the developers and the publishers. This will lead to gamers getting burned from time to time. The old adage "buyer beware" applies especially well to any new release game.

Comment: Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (Score 1) 686

by Boronx (#48866801) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"


Indy dev makes chick game.
Indy dev gets favorable mention by a media type.
Rumor spreads that dev slept with media type.
Group of gamers get furious at the alleged corruption.
Some people go on comment sites and call for dev to get raped etc.
Dev plus her friends loudly condemn such behaviour.
Some how this gets gamer group more furious.

You may say that the dev is on the authoritarian side, and gamers gate is on the libertarian side, but that's not how it looks.

Being able to fuck your way to success, that's libertarian. Doing and saying horrible things to people because of perceived minor offense, that's authoritarian. Getting even more pissed because you get called on it, that's also authoritarian.

Comment: Re:noooo (Score 1) 560

by Boronx (#48722593) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record

I have seen people on Slashdot complain that the scientists weren't taking the Sun into account, but maybe that was you, too.

Let's look at a time line.

1. Climate scientists: Discover climate has changed dramatically several times ... You: not born yet

2. Climate scientists: Gather mountains of evidence of such changes ... You: are born

3. Climate scientists: Discover that humans are affecting climate ... You: blissfully unaware that climate even changes

4. Climate scientists: Gather mountains of evidence that humans affect climate .... You: learn in school that the climate has changed dramatically several times. Knowledge transmitted indirectly from climate scientists.

5. Climate scientists: Warn the world that humans are affecting climate ... You: "It is just *assumed* that any change must be our fault, that the Earth is static and doesn't ever change unless we do it."

So yeah, you're probably the only person in the world to take the time to write that sentence, but not take the time to think about it.

Comment: Re:Nonstop action? Whattabore. (Score 1) 332

This is really a list of historical ground breaking movies.

Citizen Kane hasn't held up as well as film buffs like to think.

Vertigo is a good but not particularly memorable thriller. Psycho is way more important.

The Wizard of Oz, like Citizen Kane really only stands out in context of its time.

Casablanca and Lawrence of Arabia are truly great movies even today. I'm not sure anyone has ever really recreated Cassablanca's magic.

Comment: Increase pay, reduce work week. (Score 5, Insightful) 628

by Boronx (#48642561) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Maybe people shouldn't have to work so much? Just pay people a living salary for doing 10 hours per week or something. Isn't that the dream? If we get more stuff for less work, let's kick back a little bit and let people do what they want most of the time. I think we'll be amazed at what will happen when most of the world's time is freed.

Comment: Re:It has been done. (Score 2) 448

by Boronx (#48631555) Attached to: Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

So your whole country is being incinerated from the air. You have a few downed pilots who could tell you a thing or two about how to stop them.

Case Closed.

Only we hanged the Japanese torturers for doing that, and rightly so.

"Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause... for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country." -- George Washington, charge to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775

You are a coward and a monster.

The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.