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Comment Re:Cultural? (Score 4, Insightful) 470

I work as a contractor for the goverment. Anytime a Civilian gives me an order I know is wrong over the phone or in person, I email them paraphrasing what was said and ask a stupid question about it. I then use that email to forward to my Civ POC to get things sorted out. Its been a live saver several times.

Comment Re:It's pretty simple, really. (Score 1) 688

And you dodge the fact that Grayson is in the games Thank You dev files since Feb 2013 (Last revision of the files), and the article was released Jan 2014. Good job trying to divert attention and then set up strawmen arguments. You also keep diverting back to REVIEW when I keep saying FAVORABLE COVERAGE. I see no reason in continuing this if you regularly dodge points that put holes in your argument and keep trying to use a strawman argument about reviews when I have repeatedly said favorable coverage. Hell, go look up the Gamer Noche article headlines - It states favorable coverage, not reviews. The other side twisted it for reviews so they could shoot it down fast, when, in fact, nobody has ever made that claim from the beginning.

Comment Re:It's pretty simple, really. (Score 1) 688

My mistake, I had a few things mixed up there. Posting at work during a lull in a major outage can make you scatterbrained sometimes. The suspicion of the claims that she slept for favorable coverage does NOT mean the Kotaku article. Nathan wrote an article at RPS, where it got favorable coverage (considering its one of three listed in the article beyond the list) and had its image as the header of the article.

Beyond that, it goes to show the cronyism that is present in the journalism field. He is credited in the game back in Feb 2013 according to the game files last edit dates.

Still absurd nonsense, lacking any grounding in fact.

The point stands that they had an agreement, she violated it, and it revoked their agreed consent before the issue. What is sex without consent?

Comment Re:It's pretty simple, really. (Score 1) 688

I should apologize, the actual number is .2% of "Negative" comments out of 500k tweets was found in some analytics done earlier this year. This would be things that could fall under harassment, but not actual death threats. That's a pretty good Signal to Noise ratio if I was looking for one. These were tweets analyzed to be Mentioning a female opponent of GamerGate and using the hashtag as well. There have been plenty of other tweet analytics that show similar numbers to the one I previously listed. For a public figure (which she now is), that is actually an astonishingly great Signal to Noise ratio for tweets, especially considering she touts herself as a controversial figure.

Especially when all the person is doing is discussing something trivial like video game entertainments. I mean, who gives a fuck apart from dysfunctional twelve year olds?

I see this a lot. Its almost like people don't realize that the video games industry is the largest form of entertainment media in the world. So yeah, it is kind of a big deal. It may not be to you, but there is a ton of money generated by the industry.

Comment Re:It's pretty simple, really. (Score 1) 688

Again, this is completely untrue. This has been debunked countless times.

Okay, so she gets favorable press from Nathan, thanks him in her game, then sleeps with him within a week timeframe of the article being published. Obviously there was a relationship of sorts there. Remember, Nathan did publicly say he slept with her, and she never denied it outright.

As for the rape by her own definition: 1) She had unprotected sex with Josh. 2) She had unprotected sex with Eron shortly there after. By having unprotected sex with someone else during their break period then having unprotected sex with him, that provided ground for his consent being revoked by having sex with him under false pretenses. Ergo rape. What happened to listening to the victims?

Comment Re:It's pretty simple, really. (Score 1) 688

Which has absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand. Though it should be noted that none of what you describe ever happened. No female developers slept with any journalists in exchange for favorable reviews. It was a lie from the start. A lie which you obviously believed.

Except nobody ever claimed that. She was sleeping with someone who gave her favorable coverage. She is also a rapist by her own definition - She had unprotected sex with someone else which violates her boyfriend's consent, ergo rape. For people who try to take the high ground, I find it amusing that everyone who defends Zoe Quinn and overlooks this part of her is basically a rape apologist. Way to side with the abuser.

Comment Re:Why do they need ANY info? (Score 1) 416

You say the same thing as my dad, but I have a mechanic that can guess by the condition of your pistons and valves teh gas that you normally fill up with. He had a friend of his drop off her Civic Si with 120k miles on it for a service. He did a scope on the pistons to see how much crud was on them. This lady had virtual no carbon buildup. She had been filling her car with Shell Premium since she bought it. Anecdotal, I know, but I tend to get better pulls at the Dyno with Shell than when I was using Arco.

Comment Re:It's pretty simple, really. (Score 1, Insightful) 688

Because I'm lazy right now, lets just go back to the Hitman debacle. She goes off and says the room is there for you to basically kill the strippers and have your perverse fun with their dead bodies. Go google a quick Lets Play - Nobody does this. At all. The few people that even do take the path by the room, they avoid them completely, and just run by. If you even pay attention to the dialogue in that area, you would see that you are supposed to be sympathetic to the strippers plight (dealing with the 'vacation' one of them is taking), and showing how fucked up it can be to work in those situations.

Lets see, there was also the fact that she thinks that Bayonetta is her own mother and doesn't seem to understand how her suit works, or the fact it is made up of her own hair. Oh! Lets not forget that that one game (its name is escaping me) where she cried just viewing some game footage that its a Damsel in Distress trope, yet the female lead SAVES you from being eaten alive from zombies in the opening scene.

If you are not seeing the videos and posts that address the points she was making, you should know something that some people suffer from confirmation bias and really only look in their own echo chambers for information.

Am I saying that she doesn't receive harassment? No. Am I saying that most of threats she receives are non-credible? Yes. She gets the same flack that anyone does online, even if they are non-controversial. Welcome to being in the public spotlight. I don't agree with the harassment that people in the public spotlight get, but to say that this is purely because she is a woman or a feminist is disingenuous at best.

Comment Re:Why do they need ANY info? (Score 1) 416

Yes, because saving a nickle a gallon sounds like a typical Porsche owner priority.

You would be surprised. I saw someone with a brand new Jaguar F-Type filling up at a local ARCO (basically the cheapest gas you can buy in Southern California). I cringed a bit as I was filling up my 93 Integra with Shell Premium. Some people buy really expensive cars and fill them with complete shit for gas.

Comment Re:Why do they need ANY info? (Score 1) 416

I was just thinking this. I mean, if I could get a custom gauge cluster with all that data through the Android Auto platform, that would be amazing. I have a car that I take to the track sometimes, and having something like this would be much sleeker than having to remove my car headunit and put gauges in the double DIN slot in my car.

Comment Re:It's pretty simple, really. (Score 3, Interesting) 688

Recognize that there is no justification for the treatment received by Anita Sarkeesian for challenging sexim in games, that would help.

99% of the treatment she calls harassment is people calling her out on her bullshit. She spins this into "Its because I'm a woman/feminist", but the reality is its just the internet doing what it does best: Calling you out publicly on your bullshit. She is also a public figure at this point, and as such, has been receiving what plenty of public figures get - Non-credible death threats and some pretty mean tweets. So what you are saying is that we should treat her different because she is a woman? Or are you being sexist and not saying that all harassment of that nature is bad, but you will only defend it because it is happening to a woman?

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