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Comment: Maybe this is just my perspective as an outsider.. (Score 4, Insightful) 83

by DRMShill (#49365609) Attached to: SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag

but why the hell would anyone use Twitter? What's your reasonable best case scenario? You could get a book deal maybe. On the other hand, you're playing Russian Roulette with everything you post. Say something the internet finds offensive at that time and they'll burn you to the ground.

Comment: Here's an idea I got from a podcast (Score 1) 698

Record a conversation you're having with your friends. We tend to have a way of speaking to our kids that's very different than how we'd speak to our peers. A few recorded conversations with friends, coworkers etc would give your daughter more insight into you as a person and not just as a parent.

Comment: Stay the Hell away from Wink (Score 1) 248

by DRMShill (#49053445) Attached to: Smart Homes Often Dumb, Never Simple

Yes it's half the cost of anything else but you'll pay dearly in time trying to fiddle with it. I ended up getting a smartthings hub, twice the price but it's actually usable.

As far as the bulbs, I'm not really sure what the utility of smartifying the bulb is when you have to worry about the switch. Just get a smart switch. You can control it just like a regular switch and you can do things like assign schedules or remote control.

Comment: I usually don't read the youtube comments but... (Score 0) 71

by DRMShill (#48693595) Attached to: Quake On an Oscilloscope

This one is classic:

"Please don't support this abuse of technology, Reddit. Oscilloscopes were invented to benefit mankind and save lives by being used for purposes such as monitoring heart rates. It's disgusting seeing a male program it to run a violent video game. This is exactly the same as going to a school for a shootout rather than for education. I hope this travesty is destroyed before a doctor mistakes it as a heart rate monitor and ends up shooting a female patient.

Berta Lovejoy, Feminist, Promoter Of Equality, Love, and Peace."

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.
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.

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.

In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences. -- R.G. Ingersoll