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Comment: Re:Excellent! (Score 1) 530

by CronoCloud (#48638025) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

we live in a society with "rules and social niceties".

Some people might be aspiea or sociopaths or psychopaths or just be self-absorbed selfish jerks. They might feel those rules are wrong or don't apply to them

But they still do, and people will expect them to follow them.

You can make jokes.... but that doesn't mean there won't be social consequences. You tell racist jokes, you might find people not wanting to hang around with you. You tell a rape joke and people who have been raped or who know those who have. (I know people who have been raped)....will show their displeasure.

Simply put, control your jerkass behavior.

Comment: Re:Ethics? (Score 1) 530

by CronoCloud (#48637981) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

However, if one day I fire up Civilization or Diablo and find that I'm required to attend some form of "sexual harassment" training before I'm allowed to play a round or two, and IF (big if) I learn that it's only because of my assigned gender at birth and those who have the legal status of female aren't required to take sexual harassment training,

Come on, you know that's not going to happen.

Another trigger would be if I log on to Star Citizen (assuming they ever release the female avatar they promised) and I find that I am unable to select a female avatar and I am forced to use a male avatar because of my assigned gender at birth.

That's not going to happen either.

But who cares... look at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, the attacks on TFYC, the continued transphobia of feminism.

The 70's rad/separatist feminists, are not all feminists. There's plenty of trans friendly feminists, I know, I'm transgendered myself.

Comment: Re:Ethics? (Score 1) 530

by CronoCloud (#48637941) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

And yes, I'm one of those people who, when they say "Leave me the fuck alone or I'll blow your head off." MEANS "Leave me the fuck alone or I'll blow your head off."

And when you blow someones head off for "not leaving you alone", you get sent to prison for 1st degree murder. Because shooting someone you disagree with who is not physically threating you with bodily harm is a crime.

Comment: Re:Ethics? (Score 1) 530

by CronoCloud (#48637899) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

THIRTEEN gaming sites issued THE EXACT SAME STORY about how they didn't need gamers and that gamers were "dead".

Define "gamers".

I read some of those articles (which weren't exactly the same) and some of what they were basically saying was:

Those young male gamers that think of themselves as the "real gamers", are actually only a small part of gaming as a whole. They think they own the term, but they're wrong.

That's what they were saying.

Comment: Re:Ethics? (Score 1) 530

by CronoCloud (#48637877) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

Aside: what the hell is up with that?

There's this subcommunity of " 15 - 25 year old male gamers" that gets their game info from youtubers. Gamergate "personalities" tend to be the sort of guys who do those let's plays and youtube game reviews who go by "nicks" not their real names. So it's "totalbiscuit" says this, or "poopoodie" says that.

Comment: Re:Media blackout (Score 1) 530

by CronoCloud (#48637717) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

The issue I had if you must know is that 95% of the criticism leveled at Sarkesian-- such as her generally unprofessional (ie intimate) relationships with reviewers of her games, her apparent pathological lying, and the fact that she makes unremarkable games

People like you complaining about "political correctness" and "feminists playing the victims" are idiots, you know why? They get their women confused and can't even spell their names correctly:

It's "Anita Sarkeesian", she doesn't make games. She does videos about tropes in gaming.

The person gamergaters complain about that did make a game was: Zoe Quinn.

Their names are nothing alike.

Comment: Re:And the scientific evidence for this conclusion (Score 1) 354

> First, there is no reason to believe that we can built robots that can reproduce themselves.

What? This is exactly the technology humans are trying to reach! We're already a significant way down this path!!

> Second, there is no evidence that we or anyone else can build intelligent machines, as the original story seems to presuppose.

Nature did it. We can do it.

> Third, biological organisms are so many orders of magnitude more efficient and flexible than machines that it barely makes sense to put them into the same qualitative category "form of life".

This whole conversation is about extrapolating on the cosmic scale. If you look at the path robotics has taken in the last century it does, as pointed out, actually support the premise of this article.

> Hint: A human consumes only about 2.9 kilowatt hours per day, the equivalent of 1-2 light bulbs ...

Not relevant. Once machines are replicating and repairing themselves they'll do exactly what we do and find other sources of energy.

Frankly I agree with you that it's hard to picture Transformers inhabiting the universe, but OP did make a really good point that extrapolation isn't even in the ballpark of refuting this clown. Honestly I'm shocked he didn't come back with that XKCD cartoon.

Comment: Re:Ethics? (Score 1) 530

by Theaetetus (#48634015) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

I notice that all your links are to poorly made YouTube videos. Taking the first one, the links you claim back you up are actually just links to more YouTube videos, a document on Google Docs that is unverifiable, a seemingly unrelated WaPo editorial about a spat between journalists and bloggers, and a Gamasutra article that they clearly state was written by community member and not their own staff and which seems to be mostly irrelevant.

Aside: what the hell is up with that? Linking to a 15 minute YouTube video that, by definition, takes 15 minutes to sit through, rather than a five page article that can be skimmed in two? And the videos don't even use the medium to show graphics or charts - they're generally just some talking head in front of their computer's webcam. Are the pundits of this new generation illiterate, and can't simply write down what they want to say? Or are they assuming that their audience is illiterate?

Comment: Re:Ethics? (Score 1) 530

by Theaetetus (#48633983) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

When the news came out? THIRTEEN gaming sites issued THE EXACT SAME STORY about how they didn't need gamers and that gamers were "dead".

Actually, one issued the story and then others responded to it, many of them jumping on the same bandwagon. It's like seeing something in the NYTimes, then subsequently the WaPo saying, "The NYTimes reported X. We believe X'."
I mean, hell, if you're going to call that a conspiracy, then you just issued a similar story, so mark it up to 14.

Comment: Re:Sounds good. (Score 1) 530

by Theaetetus (#48633513) Attached to: FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

According to Wikipedia*, #notyourshield was largely a sockpuppet sham.

Being personally acquainted with at least one of the #NotYourShield folks, they definitely aren't all sockpuppets.

Those are not inconsistent statements. You believe that the number of sockpuppets was less than 100%. GP says that according to wiki, it's greater than 50%. If it turns out anywhere within that range, it's still bad.

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