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Comment: Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (Score 1) 1170

by Triv (#47779855) Attached to: Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Even if all of this is true (it isn't; but skipping over that), her social media, financial, and email accounts have been hacked, and explicit photos revealed from that were sent to her were sent to her friends and family.

Can you maybe see how a. that sort of thing doesn't happen to men in the industry, and b. how very wrong it is to do stuff like this because of rumors of VIDEO GAME ETHICS VIOLATIONS?

Don't justify this crap. It's disgusting.

Comment: Re:Much ado about nothing (Score 1) 736

by Triv (#47703953) Attached to: News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

browse at 2+, and threads look like a coherent discussion of the issues broached in TFA.

Only if you agree with the overall tone of the thread. Moderation re-enforces the party line, and the choice of articles and/or post content are catered to generate interaction. Unpopular threads get pushed down pretty fast and hard, or (worse) are barely moderated at all.

Comment: irony ahoy (Score 3, Insightful) 299

by Triv (#47666221) Attached to: Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites
You guys realize that slashdot is just as clickbait-y and unreasonable and targeted as Jezebel, right? The headlines here are designed to drive comments and pageviews equally as hard by leaning on the same sorts of buttons, you just don't realize it as often because the buttons they push reenforce your own viewpoints and biases.

Comment: no thanks. Better, cheaper and far more flexible (Score 1) 97

by samantha (#47553635) Attached to: Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs

Oracle's pricing is predatory nonsense. Anyone worth their salt has moved to MySQL, postgresql and most importantly NoSQL databases. Only old school IT is likely to put up with 23K per processor in today's multicore and highly distributed environment. And the last time I worked with Oracle RDBMS it still had a large number of the same warts I hated in their product way back in the 80s.

Just say NO!

Comment: Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 205

by b0r0din (#47500475) Attached to: New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

Let me guess, you live in the city?

Crossovers and SUVs have definitely taken from the minivan market but there's no question that minivans are going to be here for a while. They are very convenient and IMO more comfortable than the SUVs we tried, especially at the price. The minivan we got was at least 10-15k less than a comparable SUV, plus fuel economy is better and IMO the interior is so much more comfortable for long trips than other vehicles.

The biggest disappointment has been fuel effiency. The minivans in general have done very little in the Hybrid space, you don't really get your money's worth if you want a Hybrid minivan. Guess what? The vast majority of SUVs have worse fuel efficiency.

I've got a Sienna with a V6, it has some sweet power and acceleration. Not to mention the car has been around forever so there are very few major issues with it. My only major concern is front passenger side safety, which is not as good as the rest of the car.

I'm not bothered by that soccer mom bullsh*t. In fact I typically drive an older Camry and I'd gladly get in the minivan over that thing.

If you live or work in the city though, minivans are far less convenient - they are big, hard to park, and not hipster enough for you. In the suburbs, they are perfect.

Two is not equal to three, even for large values of two.