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Comment: Re:Only for white people ? (Score 1) 448

by DRMShill (#48612147) Attached to: Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Well you have to understand where we're coming from on this. See, humanity in general has a very brutal and violent history. Western Europeans specifically came out ahead and we find it very difficult to reconcile this with our current understanding of morality. So we like to do things like make a list of nouns we're not allowed to use to refer to other groups as and then give people shit if we catch them using it. It doesn't actually solve anything but it makes us feel better.

Comment: Wouldn't they reasonably have to apply this... (Score 1) 642

by DRMShill (#48402599) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

to all forms of entertainment? I'm pretty sure Anita Sarkeesian would have no trouble picking out all the rape scenes and victimized women on HBO and making an argument that HBO is misogynist.

Movies have a much greater cultural impact than video games. Shouldn't sexism factor into MPAA rating then?

Comment: An ounce of prevention... (Score 1) 698

by DRMShill (#48370391) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

Maybe I'm wrong but the x factor in all these shootings seems to be mental health problems. If we took that 100k per school and instead invested it into mental health services I think we'd get the most bang for our buck, pardon the pun.

It's fascinating to see all the bogeymen this problem gets blamed for:

No prayer in school.
Toxic masculinity.
Firearms.
Video games.
Violent movies.

Are we really that uncomfortable with the possibility that these perpetrators are also victims?

Comment: I call BS on a few of these stats (Score 3, Informative) 447

by DRMShill (#48130883) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

First off that 30k average for a wedding is based off a survey in a high end bridal magazine. So the people who answered that are exactly the sort who would be in the market to spend 30k on wedding. http://resultzdigital.com/wall...

Second, this church going statistic needs a bit more elaboration. Because atheists and agnostics have the lowest rate of divorce in the U.S. while fundamentalist Christians have the highest. http://www.religioustolerance..... So do they mean to imply that Christians divorce less or is it that lazy Christians divorce more?

Other than that interesting statistics.

Comment: That's one way to summarize it... (Score 5, Insightful) 724

by DRMShill (#48047841) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Another would be that video game players(intel's customer) are kind of sick of feminist extremists posting articles about about how all gamers are a bunch of basement dwelling woman haters.

This medium seems to get attacked a lot by people who don't understand it. Which I kind of understand. If you saw someone playing GTA you'd probably think they're a murderous psychopath.

First we had Jack Thompson blaming games for school shootings. And now we have third wave feminists blaming games for some kind of rape epidemic.

Comment: His comments apparently crashed Comcast also. (Score 1) 144

by DRMShill (#47162353) Attached to: FCC Website Hobbled By Comment Trolls Incited By Comedian John Oliver

His last video doesn't seem to appear on Xfinity's instant streaming site. Yet it does on HBO Go. I don't know if they're late publishing it or what but that would be strange since every other HBO show always seems to appear on time through Xfinity.

Comment: Re:Why are build envelopes so small? (Score 1) 69

by DRMShill (#46726627) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Bre Pettis About Making Things

A printer uses heat to melt the filament then extrudes it. The object as it's being printed dissipates that heat at the edges and the center of the object tends to be warmer than the edges. As the edges cool the plastic contracts which cause the edges to curl up. On a small print this problem is much more manageable. On larger prints it's crucial to make sure the object cools down uniformly. Hence the heated build chamber.

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