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Comment: Re:Bruce, I know why u r disappointed. Let me expl (Score 1) 179

So, I see this as rationalization.

The fact is, you took a leadership position, and later turned your coat for reasons that perhaps made sense to you. But they don't really make sense to anyone else. So, yes, everyone who supported you then is going to feel burned.

You also made yourself a paid voice that was often hostile to Free Software, all the way back to the SCO issue. Anyone could have told you that was bound to be a losing side and you would be forever tarred with their brush.

So nobody is going to believe you had any reason but cash, whatever rationalization you cook up after the fact. So, the bottom line is that you joined a list of people who we're never going to be able to trust or put the slightest amount of credibility in.

And ultimately it was for nothing. I've consistently tried to take the high road and it's led to a pretty good income, I would hazard a guess better than yours, not just being able to feel good about myself.

Comment: Re:This could be really good for Debian (Score 5, Insightful) 359

by Bruce Perens (#48188887) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork
I am beginning to be wary of systemd, but no. I am talking about anal-retentive policy wonks who believe they only make the distribution for themselves and have (perhaps without intending to) systematically marginalized Debiian and made the project a whore to Ubuntu.

Comment: Re:The Windows Phone failed. (Score 0, Flamebait) 165

by Lumpy (#48186725) Attached to: Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

IT will be, it will probably be as horrific as the LG, Motorola and Samsung crap.

If the Watch can not do 2-3 days on a charge , it is a complete and utter fail.
If the watch does not have an open API so apps can easily be written for it, it is a complete and utter fail.
And honestly, from what we have seen from Microsoft for mobile devices over the past 3 years, it will be a complete and utter fail.

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Journal: On posting anonymously 5

Journal by squiggleslash opposed to pseudonymously.

I'm finding it easier to post 100% honestly when I post AC on at least one subject at the moment. Why? Well, because if I post pseudonymously then I risk inflaming the wrath of an extremely nutty group, and I really don't have the time or patience or stomach for the kind of harassment I'd expect if I piss that group off.

Comment: Re:It Remains a Journalism Scandal. Deal With It. (Score 1) 160

by squiggleslash (#48185759) Attached to: For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

The journalist did mention her game. It wasn't a review but was definite positive exposure for a game that would not have gotten if they were not close friends.

According to Wikipedia, with a bunch of cites so I assume it's verified:

While Grayson had written an article about the failed GAME_JAM web reality show that Quinn participated in[23] and Kotaku had also mentioned her game,[24] both occurred before the relationship began.[20][8]

References are:

So it does appear to be demonstrably exposure for a game unrelated to the relationship between Grayson and Quinn.

Comment: Re: Gamergate is NOT about defining "gamer" (Score 1) 160

by squiggleslash (#48185635) Attached to: For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

Yes, we are giving you examples. Your head is so far up your SJW ass that you're just claiming they're all "debunked" despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. I'm not going to bother reiterating them since there are a ton of examples already posted.

1. Strike One: claiming you're giving examples while not actually giving examples.

2. Strike Two: pejorative attack on SJWs. Again: if this was about journalism, you'd be criticizing journalists, not people who believe sexism is wrong.

The simple reality is that corruption is happening in the gaming media and GamerGate is fighting to expose that. Not surprisingly, the media being exposed is fighting back by trying to control the story and paint GamerGate as being "sexist."

How do you expose something if you're unwilling, after being asked directly, to give an example? If I asked you "Oh really, Wikileaks is about exposing government malfeasance huh? Give me one example!", you'd hit back with "That video of the helicopter gunship attacking first responders", not "We've given you plenty of examples you're just being mislead by the Mexicans!"

The whole "sexist" thing is just journalists trying desperately to change the subject.

So attack the journalists then. Go on, start now. If it's not about sexism, you'll never need to use the term "SJW" again.

You are a shining example of why GamerGate looks a bunch of sexist nerds hating on women. You attack SJWs, do not attack journalists, claim you're attacking journalists, but given a straightforward opportunity to give an example of something they've done refuse to answer.

Those you're up against? They're actually giving examples of GamerGate attacking female game writers and non-corrupt female commentators. That's why they're more believable.

Comment: Re:Gamergate is NOT about defining "gamer" (Score 1) 160

by squiggleslash (#48176295) Attached to: For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

Just because you're not paying attention doesn't mean it isn't happening

No, really, it isn't happening. People here who are pro-GamerGate are not, when they claim it's anti-corruption in journalism, giving examples. That's why I asked for examples.

And you're clearly ignoring the evidence when you claim that Nathan Grayson "did not do anything unethical in return" meaning I'm wasting my time replying to you

You're wasting your time writing stuff like that because you're claiming he did something unethical without explaining what.

In case you missed it, and clearly you did, the core GamerGate complaints started with journalists that were giving money to the developers they were supposed to be covering

Again, no examples. For fuck sake, all I asked for were examples.

There was the discovery of the "journo-list", a mailing list where gaming journalists were collaborating and conspiring to turn this into an issue about misogyny instead of corruption - you know, exactly what happened!

"There was the discovery of"... occurred rather a long time later. And it doesn't make much sense unless you're implying that said journalists infiltrated GamerGate and started dropping the term SJW everywhere, perhaps pretending it meant "Standard Journalist who is Whoring themselves" rather than "Social Justice Warrior".

The reason people are using SJWs as a pejorative is A) because it IS and B) the journalists who were caught saw that they could exploit the SJW crowd and get them to completely drown out the complaints

I hate to tell you this but this comes across both as a bizarre and utterly ridiculous conspiracy theory (the corrupt journalists ganged up and made it sound like a social justice issue to people not involved in the discussion?), and also as dodging the question.

All I asked for is for those people making the claim that this is about journalism to do the same thing that the people making the claim that this is about misogyny to do the same thing: to quote examples. And I pointed out that the fact that in this thread, they've chosen not to do so, and that this is hurting their argument.

It is. Responding to me saying "It is too about journalism and you're a poopy head because you haven't been reading enough of what we've written elsewhere" isn't helpful. It hurts your claim.

Comment: Re:so im sure the pitch for this one was great. (Score 1) 291

by squiggleslash (#48175437) Attached to: Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Again, because I end up having to point this out in every thread: the manufacturers (the "auto exec" in this fantasy) are not fans of the dealership franchise system.

I know this personally, I worked for a company that handled the relationship between dealerships and manufacturers for about 15 years, including at various points at least one country's division of each of the big 3. My job was in part helping my employer in trying to tweak the business models of dealerships to make them the least burden on manufacturers they could be. Because they are a burden. And manufacturers see them as such.

The franchise laws are there because of a combination of lobbying by the dealerships themselves and perceived historical abuses by the manufacturers. No other reasons. I can tell you it's almost certain that, behind closed doors of course, Ford, Chrysler, and GM's top brass are cheering Tesla on.

Comment: Re:Cold Fusion isn't like Perpetual Motion (Score 1) 973

No, constructing something impossible, like a perpetual motion machine, is impossible. Science quite often says "definitely" or "definitely not".

Constructing something highly unlikely but not provably impossible, like cold fusion, is highly unlikely, especially if you're doing stuff by accident instead of actually understanding theory, but what science says about cold fusion is "everybody assumed it wasn't possible, but somebody did it, and then we showed that what they did was bogus but interesting, so we're back to assuming it's probably not possible so you'd better do a really good job of explaining what you're doing if you want us to spend our time looking at it again."

Never buy from a rich salesman. -- Goldenstern