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Comment: Re:Why only women? (Score 4, Interesting) 310

Actually it's 70% of non-reciprocal violence committed by women, and 50/50 of reciprocal violence. Furthermore that study is heavily affected by methodological problems such as their gender restricted definition of rape (male victims are classified as "other").

Comment: Re:I know, let's ask an actual female programmer.. (Score 1) 584

No that was the answer to why you're incapable of recognizing that HedgeMage answered "how do I get my 4 year old to be a programmer" and did not make any "rambles" or whatever other negative dismissal you want to make of her well organized and clear message about girls, kids, and software.

Your problem is that you not only don't know what spoons are but your entire worldview and ideology is incapable of recognizing that such a device COULD exist. To you the very concept of an eating utensil inherently excludes spoons... So when you ask why your eating utensils don't work for shit when it comes to soup and get answers you think are nonsensical the problem here is you, not the people saying "use a damned spoon".

HedgeMage answered your question, you just can't wrap your head around the idea that anything OTHER than some vast gender conspiracy is at work here. To you the very concept of the problem inherently requires it. So when you ask "How do I get my 4 year old girl to be a programmer" and someone points out the answer is the same way you get ANYONE to be a programmer, and that your gender FUD is counter-productive and harmful, you think you're getting a garbage answer when the problem is really your inability to accept the answer.

Comment: Re:I know, let's ask an actual female programmer.. (Score 3, Insightful) 584

You've got all those words backwards except "anecdote". This actually has a sense of perspective unlike the usual FUD, it's consistent with all the data we've got (again unlike the usual FUD), and it has a clear central premise around which everything including the anecdotes are based.

Let me quote another woman to explain the problem you're having with accepting HedgeMage's arguments:

However we are dealing with an ideology which defines women exclusively as Victims. Therefore women who fail to fulfill the role of Victim must be broken and returned to their proper place. They must be subject to abuse or de-feminized and told they have been corrupted by patriarchal ideology.

Women are supported and encouraged but they are only supported and encouraged to be broken and helpless. They are kept within a set archetype.

The attacks on women now make sense. It's a paradoxical cycle where people abuse women to justify the claim that women need to be defended. Defenders never question their behavior because it is justified by the existence of the victim which they themselves created.

Comment: Re:Stop this stupid First past the Post system (Score 1) 413

With proportional voting a minority party in the US system would still be largely locked out because of Duverger's Law and the two major parties would exploit proportional voting using large numbers of less populous districts to outweigh more densely populated urban areas. With instant runoff voting people can vote for whoever they want without having to worry about Duverger's Law screwing them.

Comment: Re:I wonder if anyone here has actually played it? (Score 2) 171

by Shadow of Eternity (#48478597) Attached to: Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

Point being this isn't some technological leap, it's a high-res pack slapped over an old accomplishment. You want to impress me with a new technology show me Battlefield's destruction engine taken to the next level without performance issues. Show many raytracing that's feasible on normal hardware. Don't show me something from 10 years ago and say "LOOK, MORE POLYGONS!"

Comment: Gerrymandering has internal effects too... (Score 5, Insightful) 413

Actually if anything they're more serious than the external ones. In an ordinary district the candidates from each major party have to compete for a majority of voters. In a gerrymandered "safe" district the other side is never going to win in the first place so the real contest isn't between each side but rather during the primary to see who's can be more extreme.