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Comment: Re:ummm... (Score 1) 81

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49059539) Attached to: The Revolution Wasn't Televised: the Early Days of YouTube

It's semistreaming. It buffers video, sure, but the buffer is blown out.

Your use case for YouTube reminds me of RMS browsing the web via email

For example, I don't need a 3 year backlog of the Vlogbrothers stuff. I simply don't. I'd rather just watch them via YouTube. It's impractical to keep a backlog of videos I'll watch maybe once or twice.

Comment: Re:Waste of money (Score 1) 254

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49044671) Attached to: What Intel's $300 Million Diversity Pledge Really Means

This I kind of agree with.

However, I think it's worth investing the money to educate teachers, parents and anyone else who will shape a kid's life about the subtle nuance of sexism in our culture. I think it's worth doing it at any level. Even though it'd be way more effective at primary school levels.

Comment: Re:Tech needs more women like... (Score 1) 254

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49044641) Attached to: What Intel's $300 Million Diversity Pledge Really Means

I actually do agree that more straight men need to get into fashion. Because the idea that straight cisgender men are just more likely to not get into fashion by the nature of their being is offensive. Women are being actively discouraged against being into STEM at young ages in a variety of ways. Some are really subtle but do have a disproportionally larger effect than you'd think.

Comment: Re:Somethig wrong with that (Score 1, Informative) 254

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49044623) Attached to: What Intel's $300 Million Diversity Pledge Really Means

How brave of you, rushing to defend the status quo with uninformed opinions.

If you remove identifying information from resumes before they get to hiring managers, diversity goes *up*. Which means that we haven't been hiring the best and the brightest. We've been hiring those who are similar to us. There are many hiring and HR practices that when changed, do improve diversity.

Not just that, but as Neil de Grasse Tyson said about being black and in STEM, who was left behind? Who was told, "No don't focus on STEM, go play sports go do something else, you're black, STEM's not for you." So all of the money being invested in education is also going to mean is to try to stop the meme that, "you're a girl you shouldn't get into STEM. Go into arts or history or become a homemaker."

To suggest that the current status quo is acceptable is ignorant, if not dangerous.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 135

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49033159) Attached to: Are Review Scores Pointless?

Double agree, and out of mod points.

Furthermore, the awfulness of review scores has been exacerbated by some publishers relying on Metacritic scores to determine bonus payouts to developers.

So I'm glad this is becoming a trend. I hope this extends out to movies. x stars out of y still doesn't tell me if I should go see it on opening night or wait for DVD

Comment: Re:Troll = Anyone who disagrees with our groupthin (Score 1) 467

Stalking laws and harassment are incredibly difficult to enforce and a lot of police departments do not have the capacity to handle these problems.

Besides, legality aside, I'd rather know that Twitter was also doing something about abusive shitty behavior on their service than not. Free speech is a constitutionally protected right, but Twitter's not obliged to give bigots and assholes a platform to spew their shit.

Comment: Re:Troll = Anyone who disagrees with our groupthin (Score 0) 467

[citation needed]

I know that Zoe Quinn linked to a publicly discussed and passed around article that the head of TFYC claimed as, "Doxxing", Randi Harper has no qualms with outing people associated publicly on Facebook and Twitter who directly use their real names to the public, Anita Sarkeesian will republish abusive tweets and emails with no identifying information redacted.

But that's not to say that the anti-GG side "doxxes" more than GGers do. show me the anti-GG /baphomet/, and don't give me any shit about how Baphomet is not GG. For not being part of GG, a lot of their focus has been on people heavily critical of GG and they seem to clean out posts critical of GG.

Not all doxxing is equal and pretending like it is shows how craven and intellectually dishonest GG is.

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