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Comment Re:So can I sell my used copy? (Score 1) 159

Maybe you should upgrade your PC? I understand that 38.5MB is a lot of ram and resource hogging when you've only got 128MB in total, but that's your own problem.

On top of that I've yet to actually see any kind of serious conflict with steam. The biggest problem usually comes from older games and the overlay which may or may not work properly due to how graphics drivers have changed, which in turn causes conflicts of various kinds, usually crashing. But that's not any different from alt-tabbing, which many older games don't really support well either.

Comment Re:Holy Fuck (Score 1) 257

That makes for a nice strawman, but if I go looking for temperature data here in Canada most of the country doesn't have records predating 1978-79, because there was no one taking measurements. That's considered to be "all time historical temperature, water, and wind" I'm older then the non-existent records we have here.

Comment Re:A counter-example already exists: Chernobyl (Score 1) 165

True, but then again I live about 60mi from one of the largest nuclear generating stations in the world. The amount of worry I have over it? Pretty much zero. Most people around here also have zero worry, hell the biggest problem most people are concerned about has to do with the mega dump they want to put at the old caramuse lime pits.

If for some reason bruce nuclear goes tits up, there are going to be a lot of other things to worry about. Especially in terms of food production, especially since we export most of our harvest crops in SW-Ontario to either Europe or the US.

Comment Re:Well that's great... (Score 1) 174

Mashiki, this is getting old now. Like clockwork, you make your second standard mistake: assuming that women are not interested in tech.

Care to explain why in the past more women went into technology than do now? Or why these courses are generally quite successful at attracting girls to study them?

Well, except I didn't make a mistake. I'm going off the actual employment records that happily list exactly what fields that women are drawn to, it's not tech. It's the humanities and psychology areas.

Oh, and someone else already gave you the reason why. Of course, in my own case at Waterloo, we had about 70 women in the applied mathematics course, by the end of the year there was one. The rest had left and went into...did you guess humanities, history, or psychology related areas. So, sure they're successful at attracting, terrible at retaining because they discover it's not something they'll enjoy.

Shocking. Women don't seem to like particular jobs and find something they do like. Then again, I'm sure you'll be leading the charge to get women working as oil field drill monkeys right? The shitty, well paying job that it is.

Comment Re:Well that's great... (Score 1) 174

It's about giving everyone an opportunity.

Well that's great, since the opportunity already exists right? Never mind that those barriers in said oil field workers don't actually exist, much like they don't in tech. They're jobs that don't draw existing groups because said groups have no desire to go into that field. You seem to be repeatedly making the same mistake in believing that if you throw money at something, while claiming 'we want diversity' at the cost of quality isn't a recipe for failure.

Comment Well that's great... (Score 1) 174

We'll just shoehorn people into fields they may not want to follow. Up next: We'll see IBM and the government fixing the dangerous jobs industries like mining and commercial fishing, while ensuring men don't have problems being called pedophiles for becoming k-12 teachers. And while we're at it, we'll ensure that there are more males entering psychology related fields. Should work out well, since women now make up the majority of the student body in universities.

I can't wait to see women enjoying a long day in the oil patch while men go off to become teachers with no issues.

Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang