I read the essay yesterday and the first thought I had was, "sounds like that one book of his." God I miss his storytelling...
The problem isn't SnapCHAT's servers, or the client-server model. It's that this app was allowing users to bypass SnapChat's supposed anti-copy protections WHILE ALSO making its own copies.
Also, if being able to express one's feelings and having compassion for others and a desire for fairness makes them feminine in your eyes, well, I guess that can't be helped.
Something else we give our kids: My wife and I are loving and affectionate to each other in public and private, have been these 20 years. They may know people whose parents are less emotional, or are hostile towards each other. Again, it's all about showing them alternatives so they know there are options.
And I'm not really sure where you were going with the homosexual comment - are you suggesting if I had a gay kid that would be a problem?
The ass-holes are not attacking women because the ass-holes are misogynists
Putting aside 4chan and Gamergate for a moment, do you honestly believe this is true, at least for the gaming and IT communities? Do black men face the same level of harassment from other gamers when they play online or in tournaments? Same for a black IT staffer - does he get the same crap from peers and/or the users he's supporting?
Do you honestly not believe there is a higher than average level of misogyny in either of these groups? I consider myself thankful that I've not endured much harassment online at all, but I know my girl friends have been hit more often than my guy friends. Anecdotal? Yes, sure. But still... It matches so many others' anecdotes. Time for a controlled study?
You toughen up or you're a weakling. The boys will literally call you "a girl" if you complain.
I thank God that my two boys live in a house where we've NEVER told them to toughen up or compared weakness to being a girl.
You realize that's a token indicator of a lot of what's wrong here? That men are seemingly most insulted by being called feminine slurs, and women by calling them feminine slurs. So we have people that intentionally or not reinforce the idea that being female is a problem.
That little tidbit, plus another one that's been passing around social media are so telling to me: (summarized) "When you send a girl out of class / home from school for 'inappropriate' dress you're telling her a dress code or preventing male distraction is more important than her education, and that the boys' distraction-free education is more important than theirs."
My boys are in high school now, but I also have a young daughter. I'm trying to ensure she lives in a world where equality (gender, sexual, marriage, etc.) is a goal if not reality. I want all of my family to live in that world.
The rest of the time we watch movies is via streaming service or Redbox (automated physical DVD rental kiosks).
Help me out here - those of you who live where
Yes, I get it, space is like Heaven for atheists. You have the same mind-set as any religious person.
Look, I get you have your rant-dial cranked all the way to 11, and maybe you haven't had a nutritious breakfast yet. So I'll ignore the strange hostility against humanity's general tendency to want to explore.
I'm curious why you think space colonisation is the domain of the atheist. I'm Catholic and I've dreamed of space since I was little. I have no means now but I would *absolutely* go into space as a tourist (or professionally!) if I could. I have no idea why space itself or the desire to explore it precludes faith in God.
*puts asbestos suit on in preparation for anti-ID flames*