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Comment: Re:I truly hope not (Score 1) 102

by CanHasDIY (#47905731) Attached to: Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

As an analogous situation, imagine if the creation of (text)books was originally patented. The patent holder would then be able to ensure that any textbooks whose contents disagreed with him do not get published simply by denying a licence to the publisher for that book.

So, kind of like Common Core (brought to you by the Pearson's Corporation, All Rights Reserved).

Comment: Re:Dat Camera (Score 4, Funny) 216

by CanHasDIY (#47890535) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

The rear metal-rimmed camera is not flush with the case, so ironically it's not the iPhone screen getting scratched, it's every surface you lay your new iPhone down on.

So, make sure you buy a stand so you don't accidentally set it on your gold-pressed latinum desk. Problem solved.

Comment: Re:Franchise laws = Racket laws (Score 1) 157

by CanHasDIY (#47834513) Attached to: Tesla's Next Auto-Dealer Battleground State: Georgia

what makes Tesla the victim here?

The fact that the applicable law is idiotic.

Well, OK, but technically that makes everyone the victim, not just Tesla.

That does not mean they don't have to comply. They should prove that they did not sell more than 150 cars.

Agreed; and if it turns out that Tesla was in violation of the law, Musk should consider shutting his mouth for once. After paying the fines and apologizing, that is. Otherwise, I'd say GADA should be the folks eating crow.

Comment: Re:Franchise laws = Racket laws (Score 1) 157

by CanHasDIY (#47827479) Attached to: Tesla's Next Auto-Dealer Battleground State: Georgia

In my state, if you sell more than 5-8 cars a year, you have to get a dealers' license. Doesn't matter if they're old, new, salvage, etc, you hit that number, you'd better have a license from the state to sell cars.

Do I agree with the law? No, I think it violates the concept of free enterprise.

Is it the law? Yes, and in that every single person, corporate or otherwise, is required to follow it.

Assuming TFS is accurate (a dangerous assumption to make, I know), it sounds like the situation is thus:

- Georgia says, "if you sell more than X cars in this state, you have to have a dealership."

- Tesla responds, "OK, we'll sell less than X, so we can avoid that requirement."

So far, everything seems cool.

- GADA says "we're pretty sure Tesla has sold more than X cars, thus would be in violation of the law"

- Georgia asks Tesla, "How many cars have you sold in this state this year?"

- Tesla is thus far mum on the topic.

Again, presuming that this is a fairly accurate depiction of the circumstances... what makes Tesla the victim here? The fact that a competitor is claiming that they may have broken the law?

Comment: Re:stopping who? (Score 1) 322

by CanHasDIY (#47827409) Attached to: The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Even with gang member murders subtracted, the chance of being killed is still much higher in the US.

With a gun? Citation, please.

Also, gang members with knives tend to accidentally stab innocent bystanders far less often then gang members with guns tend to shoot innocent bystanders.

And gang members with guns tend to accidentally shoot bystanders far less often than police officers with guns do. What's your point?

Comment: Re:So, where is ... (Score 1) 1132

by CanHasDIY (#47827029) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

... the code of chivalry? So there are a few asshats who make things tough for women. Where are the guys who should be calling them out on this bad behavior?

Yeah, its an old and outdated concept. But its practically instinctive male behavior. Stepping up and confronting a threat to prove your machismo. Not necessarily violently, but I'd expect at least a few guys to step up and tell the dickheads to shut the f* up.

The very feminist you would ride to the rescue of would call you a misogynistic bastard for thinking she needed to be rescued.

Chivalry isn't dead, but the chivalrous among us know better than to waste time helping someone who's going to call us assholes for doing it.

Comment: Re:Again?! (Score 1) 1132

by CanHasDIY (#47826861) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Are we talking about the same Zoe Quinn? The Zoe Quinn who shut down a gamejam specifically targetted at helping women coders, because she perceived it as in competition with her own fundraising efforts?

How dare you point out a woman's shortcomings, what are you, some kind of misogynist? /sarc

Comment: Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (Score 2) 1132

by CanHasDIY (#47826779) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Most people probably didn't know know Portal was lead by a woman because it wasn't relevant to the game's success.

Most people probably don't know who the lead developer was on any video game, because that shit doesn't fucking matter to 99.99% of the goddamn population.

It's not because 'misogyny,' or a 'boys club' or '[insert BS label]' - it's because it doesn't matter. We (by which I mean most gamers) aren't buying games because of who made them, we're buying games because we want to play that game.

Now, was this rant misdirected? Perhaps. But I've got to say something, because I'm tired of narcissistic bitches* saying that I'm a bad person for no reason other than the fact that I have a dick and disagree with their philosophies.

* If you're sitting there assuming I am referring to all women as narcissistic bitches, you're exactly the narcissistic bitch I'm talking about. Get over yourself.

Comment: Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (Score 2) 1132

by CanHasDIY (#47826687) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

I doubt this is "Misogyny In Gamer Culture". I think instead this is just a few vocal idiots.

... who have apparently figured out that they can make fat bank claiming misogyny is far more prevalent than it actually is.

Unless you were talking about some other group of vocal idiots.

Comment: Re:Astroturfing for Hillary Clinton (Score 2) 1132

by CanHasDIY (#47826631) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

It looks like manufactured evidence, and all explanations to the contrary are wild stretches.

I haven't actually seen any "explanations to the contrary" myself.

All I've seen are people like I kan reed going full retard, foaming at the mouth with hatred as they scream how you're some sort of woman-murdering monster because you won't just take her word for it.

Which, besides being hilariously ironic, doesn't really do anything to dispel people's suspicions.

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