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Comment: Re:Maybe this is just my perspective as an outside (Score 1) 92

by Mashiki (#49368643) Attached to: SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag

Putting social justice in scare quotes while blathering about moral authoritarians is amusing enough, but to do it while equivocating about your side's wilful invasion community spaces for the purposes of moral crusade? Classy.

Except it's accurate. You miss the attack against lionhead studios and their support for national cleavage day? Or how about their attacks against various types of dress? Of course, when they use exactly the same thing it's not 'sexist' anymore. Then again, we didn't start the invasion now did we. They did, when they decided they wanted to turn everything into a political pissing match and people said "enough."

Then again aGGro's are so small in number that they can't even trend a hashtag. There goes that myth that GG is 300 people.

Comment: Re:Maybe this is just my perspective as an outside (Score 1) 92

by Mashiki (#49368629) Attached to: SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag

You're never going to defeat the armies of the basement-dwellers on their own turf. Pick another battlefield.

That's pretty funny. They also said gamergate would be dead in a week, this is month 7. How many grassroots campaigns last this long, while shrugging off the left-leaning media goes after them using fake claims of harassment.

Comment: Re:Maybe this is just my perspective as an outside (Score 2) 92

by Mashiki (#49366663) Attached to: SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag

Well gamergate uses it as one of the main pushbacks against moral authoritarians and prudes. The "social justice" crowd loves social media, so there needs to be some people who are willing to push back against those who are out to try and cause actual harm.

Comment: Re:okay, but LED bulbs are nowhere near $22/ea (Score 1) 153

by Mashiki (#49363523) Attached to: Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon

First Cree bulb I bought when they became available in Canada was ~3 years ago, and the bulb died a couple of weeks ago. They flat out refused to cover the warranty on it, home depot refused to cover the warranty on it as well. So that will make it the last time they will get business from me. I switched to the philips flat LED, which are rather nice. I just wish more stores carried the 5000-6000k bulbs, I hate the muddy brown 'warm' colour.

Comment: Re:How much do LED bulbs cost? (Score 1) 153

by Mashiki (#49363507) Attached to: Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon

Are dimmable ones more expensive? Are they all dimmable?

Probably more expensive. Up here in Canadaland non-dimmable you can get really good quality LED bulbs for $7-9 each, cheap ones from your local dollar store for $3 plus tax, and cheap 4 packs for about $12. Dimmables are between 25-70% more than the non.

Comment: Re:N4N? (Score 1) 313

by Mashiki (#49362543) Attached to: Ellen Pao Loses Silicon Valley Gender Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins

Why do I get the funny feeling that if you were on twitter or facebook, the first thing you'd to is tell women and minorities in #gamergate that they're: misogynists, uncle toms, house niggers, they're ignorant, or they're too stupid to know what's best for them. Since your post acutely reflects what many aGGros say when someone says something that differs from their preconceived notions.

Comment: Re:This Guy's Talents Should be Put to Good Use (Score 2) 190

by Mashiki (#49362015) Attached to: Prison Inmate Emails His Own Release Instructions To the Prison

That's easy, because the media doesn't report it. If however, you head down to your local police department/service, you can request a crime log for the week, some places even have daily reports you can pick up. Which lists all arrested offenses, and minor calls(vandalism, theft under, non-violent domestics, etc) out. In many cases these are published to the media every day, and they decide what they're going to tell the public.

Comment: Re:slashdot - daily news about whiny bitches and S (Score 4, Insightful) 313

They're starting to enclave up in videogames, much like what happened with the atheism movement. It took a few extra years but the "atheism+" crap is now collapsing under it's own corruption and regular atheism is going along just fine still. And of course there's now a similar thing to gamergate starting in comic books and heavy metal. Everything they touch they turn into a political issue, and when they don't get their way they claim sexism, bigotry, racism, or whatever else to try and make people back down. Funny enough, many of them actually sexist, bigots or racists and that can be easily seen in their social commentary on twitter or facebook.

Comment: Re:Some things you can automate, some things won't (Score 2) 56

by Mashiki (#49342067) Attached to: Amazon Robot Contest May Accelerate Warehouse Automation

General Motors has tried this a number of times at a variety of different warehouses including the National Parts Distribution Centers in Canada at Woodstock, Edmonton and in the US at the facilities in Ohio and Colorado. Even at the wage that most of the people make between $21-29/hr they're more efficient, have fewer errors, and process the orders more quickly than any automation system did. And they've been running tests and trials of it since the 1980's, and every time a human beats the machine. In the one case where they went with a full automation field trial, the warehouse was losing money. Where as a warehouse like Woodstock makes money hand over fist.

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.

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