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Comment Re:Unearned Platforms Given to Moral Guardians (Score 1) 193

I think it is you who needs to watch the video's again, or read the transcripts. It's not hard to find her accusing games of having real life impact.

Damsel in distress part 1:

"Just to be clear, I am not saying that all games using the damsel in distress as a plot device are automatically sexist or have no value. But it’s undeniable that popular culture is a powerful influence in or lives and the Damsel in Distress trope as a recurring trend does help to normalize extremely toxic, patronizing and paternalistic attitudes about women."

Damsel in distress part 2:

"Given the reality of that larger cultural context, it should go without saying that it’s dangerously irresponsible to be creating games in which players are encouraged and even required to perform violence against women in order to “save them”."

Neither of these are simple opinions. They are implications or outright accusations of real life impact, which she has to prove. Even ignoring that, the implication it puts women off these games needs to be proven as well. Even though that is a relatively minor accusation, it is still a real life impact accusation. I think she could pull this one off, but she hasn't even tried to. Being a bit silly here, but truthfully she hasn't even shown that she herself has been put off the games as she claims to have played them. If you really want to show the game makers that they are missing out on a market, actually doing so instead of simply claiming it will go much further.

Comment Hmmm... seems to be intrinsically faulty (Score 5, Insightful) 303

The crucial value he is using how often do conspiracies fail, but then uses failed ones to measure the length of time. Isn't that kinda like asking how long until your car explodes, and only looking at cars that explode as your data. On top of that, looks like he is using only a same size of 3 to determine this metric making it even more questionable. While I applaud the effort, this doesn't seem to convincing.

Comment Re:Umm...ok! (Score 2) 155

You have to actually do something more than just talking about doing a crime, for being guilty of conspiracy. E.g. in Valle's case, fabricate chloroform, finding ropes, weapons and such in your car or house, a data collection for a potential victim he stalked.

You also need more than 1 person. Just to be specific: 18 U.S. Code 1117 - Conspiracy to murder If two or more persons conspire to violate section 1111, 1114, 1116, or 1119 of this title, and one or more of such persons do any overt act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be punished by imprisonment for any term of years or for life.

Comment Can't really agree (Score 1) 319

For one, this is a private entity, and they are censoring on a fair grounds. But, probably more importantly, cinema is different that most other media in this regard in that you have a pseudo captive audience. You, as a movie watcher, can't change the channel, can't mute it, and even walking away is going to take you probably more time than the ad runs for. With religion being one of those things that can REALLY upset people, I think the chains are doing the only intelligent thing they can in the situation, avoid it entirely.

Comment Re:Yet another attack vector (Score 5, Interesting) 122

Indeed. While this might be interesting in the future, as is it is kinda a 'so what' kind of thing. Human drivers are even more easy to disorient and in generally far more seriously, and the car is just slowing down or coming to a halt, something you can also accomplish with putting a cheap obstacle in its path. Now, if they can get it to speed up or ignore obstacles then that would be concerning.

Comment Re:Bad Summary, but ultimately point has been prov (Score 1) 1044

No, but having people vote overwhelming for NOTHING because they don't like the candidate IS ideological block voting. I would say the same damn thing if sad puppies won overwhelmingly. Instead of the qualities of the books being what sets the bar, this clearly shows that it was politics that set the show. Sorry, you can't hide behind it's all personal choice when there was such campaigns pushing these outcomes at play here.

Comment Bad Summary, but ultimately point has been proven. (Score 2) 1044

The terribly slanted summary aside, I think ultimately this has shown that the process is borked to high heaven. Even if I give every point the No Award crowd seems to be pushing, which I certainly would not, they have shown that they will vote as an ideological block themselves to a degree that completely eclipsed the 'problem' group. All you have proven is your system is woefully broke and subject to ideological influence over all else. It is rather sad. It has proven to me that unless the Hugos completely overhaul there methodology, they are worthless, and just a matter of who can rally the biggest crowd of supporters, rather than anything to do with actual worth of the work.

Comment Re:This doesn't seem unusual. (Score 5, Insightful) 152

Get it right man, it isn't Zero Tolerance, it is Zero Intelligence. Come on now. Seriously though, that is really what Zero Tolerance is about, removing any form of intelligence from the decision making process and assuming that one solution fits all situations. It truly Zero Intelligence. As you say it just doesn't make sense.

Comment So, what does that mean if it is true? (Score 3, Interesting) 84

Does that mean those upload are now legal since they actually uploaded them? Or are they still illegal due to some loophole? Or, as I recall, is it that Prenda didn't have the rights in the first place so they actually committed copyright infringement too in uploading them?

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