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Comment: Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (Score 1, Troll) 679

by Rennt (#48862563) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"
There is *heaps* of corruption in the gaming press, but this is not what it looks like. Have a look at the actual anti-consumer antics Ubisoft or EA gets away with supported by mainstream publications. The kind of stuff that DOES target the GG market and DOES con you out of good money for shit they know doesn't work.

But Zoe Quinn? the sex-for-reviews thing has been thoroughly debunked and I'm pretty sure you know it, but lets say it was true. It would be like the world's smallest ethics tree falling in an uninhabited GG forrest. We know not a single proto-GGer was harmed because not a single one can say they read the reviews and decided that they wanted to buy it. Seriously. A chose-your-own-adventure game called Depression Quest is niche even in indie circles. The "not a game" crowd that makes up most of GG hates that kind of thing with a passion.

When people say GG is sexist, it's because they hold the work of independent women to a very different standard to the likes of the male-dominated AAA industry. When people say GG is sexist it's because it was started as a slut-shaming exercise and still hasn't moved on.

Let's be real here. When people say GG is sexist its because it is.

Comment: Re:Better Late Than Never (Score -1, Flamebait) 679

by Rennt (#48862193) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"
Yes that all sounds very nice. The problem is that once you discount the misogyny, ban the harassment, develop a modicum of maturity, gain a sense of proportion and ideally hash out a coherent theory of ethics, you realise that GG is a movement with no actual enemies or goals. It's hard to rationalise this zen-like philosophy with the hysterical defensive posture of GamersGaters though. One naturally begins to suspect the movement is less than entirely honest about who and what it's targets are.

Comment: Re:Why do people still care about C++ for kernel d (Score 4, Insightful) 365

by Rennt (#48061651) Attached to: Object Oriented Linux Kernel With C++ Driver Support
If you don't think Linus has enough C++ experience, how about the man who created of C++ as a hoax, Bjarne Stroustrup:

Interviewer: If we publish this, you’ll probably get lynched, you do realise that?
Stroustrup: I doubt it. As I said, C++ is way past its peak now, and no company in its right mind would start a C++ project without a pilot trial. That should convince them that it’s the road to disaster. If not, they deserve all they get.. You know, I tried to convince Dennis Ritchie to rewrite Unix in C++..
Interviewer: Oh my God. What did he say?
Stroustrup: Well, luckily, he has a good sense of humor. I think both he and Brian figured out what I was doing, in the early days, but never let on. He said he’d help me write a C++ version of DOS, if I was interested..
Interviewer: Were you?
Stroustrup: Actually, I did write DOS in C++, I’ll give you a demo when we’re through. I have it running on a Sparc 20 in the computer room. Goes like a rocket on 4 CPU’s, and only takes up 70 megs of disk..
Interviewer: What’s it like on a PC?
Stroustrup: Now you’re kidding. Haven’t you ever seen Windows ‘95? I think of that as my biggest success. Nearly blew the game before I was ready, though..
Interviewer: You know, that idea of a Unix++ has really got me thinking. Somewhere out there, there’s a guy going to try it..
Stroustrup: Not after they read this interview..

Obviously the BOSS-MULL developers never did read it. You can here.

Comment: Re:It's not feminism at this point. (Score 2) 724

by Rennt (#48053551) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Either gamers are all sexist pig men who rape women at every change they get, or gamers are a mix of people and all these feminist gamer rape articles are BS.
You can't have it both ways. The feminists use gamer to mean whatever they want...

That's a false dichotomy. And did you realise you are talking about "the feminists" as if they are single monolithic group right after you just finished complaining about how people think gamers are a single monolithic group?

Oh and btw, where are all the complaints when a game character is a muscled 6 foot tall guy who can lift a ton?

The super-masculine super soldiers are designed to appeal almost exclusively to the power fantasies of teenage boys. Are you honestly trying to tell me you've never heard feminists complain about that? I mean, isn't fear that the nasty feminists will take your boobs and you space marines away exactly what this is all about?

Comment: Re:gtfo (Score 1) 724

by Rennt (#48053179) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

I think you've got the wrong idea about what crowd funding is about. It's just a social network with dollars instead of likes. Sure, you can have legitimate businesses on there (not that a legit operation would ever agree to expense reports) - or you can have people taking the piss with a fifty thousand dollar potato salad. Funny how nobody has a problem with that one.

People donated to Anita because they wanted to show support in the face of the raging misogynistic hate machine that was trying to shut down her campaign. I know that's why I backed her, and I totally got my money worth before the campaign was even over. Honestly I find her videos pretty unappealing.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too hard to write.