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Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 962

by Kokuyo (#47513783) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Oh you mean as in:

Scenario 1:

Woman: "I'd like to fuck your brains out".
Society: "Isn't she forward... a bit of a whore, eh?"

Scenario 2:

Man: "I'd like to fuck your brains out".
Society: "Men... penile brain override activated."

Like that?

How's about we take these things with a bit of humor. Nobody who counts actually believes these stereotypes. Sure, even I am surprised to see a skilled IT pro that is female, because they're so rare, but that doesn't mean I expect women to be unable to be just that.

Can't we just stop being sensitive ballsacks about every little bit of political incorrectness?

Comment: Re:The crackpot cosmology "theory" Du Jour (Score 4, Interesting) 214

by Kokuyo (#47474649) Attached to: Cosmologists Show Negative Mass Could Exist In Our Universe

As I understood it with my very limited knowledge of physics, there are perceivable phenomena that did not quite make sense because it was an either/or situation.

In that case, Occam's Razor makes way for Sherlock Holmes' "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."

A model that allows for more of the perceived phenomena than previous models must be taken under more scrutiny.

Comment: Re: People living in the polar regions (Score 2, Interesting) 567

by Kokuyo (#47348395) Attached to: Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

The problem is not their method or whether they publish it. I believe their methods are quite sound.

The real problem is two-fold: First, weather is an extremely complex process. I doubt that we understand enough of it to reliably predict what's going to happen if one or more factors change.
Second, as was said before, the data they have to work with is very young. And what they use to 'create' older data might or might not be very accurate.

I don't quite believe that we are able to say without a doubt whether this change we are seeing now is unnatural.

That said, prudence suggests that we limit our consumption and production of waste of any kind to a tolerable minimum. Even if climate change were not caused by us, that doesn't mean that we're not running out of resources.

Comment: Re:Exception to the rule? (Score 1) 137

by Kokuyo (#46658865) Attached to: Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Helps Managing Weight

I have lost 23 kilos. I know how it works. But at the time, I've had no job. I was sleeping whenever and as long as I wanted, on most days I didn't have to be anywhere.

Then I found another job. 10kg returned in no time.

I'm telling you, what makes me fat is job induced stress and there is just no way getting around that, unless I want to get out of IT (which, in turn, would bring a lot of anxiety with it).

Comment: Exception to the rule? (Score 1) 137

by Kokuyo (#46658605) Attached to: Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Helps Managing Weight

Obviously, I am once again an exception. I take the bike to work and I do it most of the week during spring, summer and fall. I have 30+ minutes of exposure to light in the morning. I'm still a fat fuck. That despite balanced meals, carbohydrate consciousness and aforementioned 3 to six hours of physical exercise per week.

So frankly, fuck all those weight 'scientists'.

Comment: From what I understand... (Score 1) 251

by Kokuyo (#46571875) Attached to: 3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

I could use a printer that let me produce custom stuff. I have a wood workshop and such a thing would be neat for jigs of all kinds.

Problem is, I am very bad at using 3D programs, unless you count sketchup. And AFAIK, these printers take input from very expensive and complicated 3D software... or have they added support for sketchup now?

Comment: Re:**criminal elements of...** (Score 2) 320

Switzerland's half-direct (!) democracy is prone to some of the very same failures the US republic is.

If you get the media on board and if you manage to put the people in a state of fear (mostly by going "Won't somebody please think of the jobs!"), you get just about anything pushed through.

We have equal rights clauses in our constitution... nobody gives a fuck. Married people pay more taxes than unmarried couples and they get a quarter less money once they retire, unless they get a divorce first.

If you manage to buy a house or a condo, the money you could potentially make off of it by renting it out is directly calculated as income... even if you live in it yourself. This has the effect that a lot of people who retire simply don't earn enough to pay the vastly increased taxes their by now paid for property incurs.

So no, please don't take Switzerland as a shining example. We have our fair share of problems as well.

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