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Comment: Worthless until they do something about reviews (Score 1) 28

Amazon's had a growing problem for some time with astroturfed reviews. On products it's reasonably possible to get a feel for things even through that because of the sheer numbers involved, but for contractors and labor it's going to be a critical problem.

Comment: Re:"Women" have done no such thing (Score 1) 346

What even is an "anti-feminist"? Is Ayaan Hirsi Ali an anti-feminist? Is Karen DeCrow? What about Amanda Marcotte? Or Lindy West? The first two are diametrically opposed to the latter two, they're almost complete opposites. If you support Karen DeCrow and Ayaan Hirsi Ali you by definition vehemently oppose Amanda Marcotte and Lindy West.

"Anti-feminist" is a meaningless term, it's even more meaningless than McCarthy's use of "communist". It's impossible to NOT be an "anti-feminist" because of how absurdly over-broad it is.

Comment: Re:"Women" have done no such thing (Score 1) 346

The problem is their utter domination of academia and the media, and incredibly active base of zealots, gives them a profoundly disproportionate ability to control the narrative and wield political and social influence. It's easy to punch far above your weight when you can print off dozens of article saying whatever you want, woozle wikipedia into rewriting the truth to suit your politics, and then dump some screaming violent protestors on people that know they can even get away with assaults and other crimes. I still remember one video of a university protest where an SJW ran up to someone, started screaming accusing him of touching her breast to set him up (both of his hands were out in front of him in the air), and then shoved him off a ~5 foot ledge.

Could you imagine the media response if anyone did that to feminists?

Comment: Re:"Women" have done no such thing (Score 2) 346

Sounds a lot like what modern Social Justice does to women. Uses lies to spread fear stir up mass hysteria, then convinces people they can't live without it, and if anyone stands up for themselves or tries to leave they're either guilt-tripped or outright terrorized.

Comment: "Women" have done no such thing (Score 4, Informative) 346

In fact women of great standing within tech have long said the exact opposite and that it's the constant lies and fearmongering from Social Justice types convincing people there's a wage gap that doesn't exist.

There's a word for when someone uses fear and lies to control someone else's behavior for their own gain. Generally we call that an abusive relationship.

Comment: The ESRB is a rating agency, not a regulatory one (Score 4, Insightful) 128

by Shadow of Eternity (#49297073) Attached to: Why Is the Grand Theft Auto CEO Also Chairman of the ESRB?

The film industry also handles ratings internally and despite the bullshit brought to light by "this film not yet rated" is still largely doing an acceptable job of it. It's nonsense to take potshots at the gaming industry over this.

Or rather, its nonsense if you take it at face value. Really it's transparently obvious that this is just astroturfing. It's a sad attempt at appearing to care about "ethical" issues betrayed by their utter inability to drop the moralistic, censorious, and authoritarian Jack Thompson 2.0 rhetoric even for long enough to get one good lie out.

How can you work when the system's so crowded?