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Comment: Normalcy bias (Score 1) 148

by UpnAtom (#48642827) Attached to: Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

ie 'nothing that bad has ever happened before and therefore it's probably not happening to us'


There's another bias where you feel you emotionally can't take any more responsibility and thus just pray that the worst case scenario isn't happening. Not sure it's been studied yet.

Comment: Is this not a bit US-centric? (Score 1) 657

by UpnAtom (#48628715) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

The UK has terrible economic problems but unemployment isn't particularly one of them. Wages have held up quite well considering how badly the economy was wrecked -- and rose up until 2008.

I'd suggest US wages are stagnant because of:
1. Job insecurity -- having to live off welfare in the US is a really scary proposition.
2. Stagnant minimum wage. Hasn't changed over 10 years and is lower than in the 1950s: http://oregonstate.edu/instruc...

Naturally, the economic crisis has been a big factor too.

Comment: Keep making the first move (Score 1) 482

by UpnAtom (#48053837) Attached to: Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

But don't make it too easy for them. Basically, make them work for it. Everyone appreciates more what they can't have.

Really liked your comment, particularly the last line.

I've done online dating. And my friend has told me what gay male dating is like. I'm curious as to what women WLTM women online dating is like.

Comment: Trick question? (Score 1) 482

by UpnAtom (#48053799) Attached to: Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures

Note to women: if you dated and then married a guy who is charming and able to approach a strange woman (you) with self-confidence, do you really have any right to complain when he continues to exhibit those characteristics after you are married?

The answer of course is Yes. Even if being able to talk to women made you a playa, getting into a relationship and particularly marriage means you're not supposed to do that any more.

Comment: F2P means newcomers have to deal with toxicity (Score 1) 50

by UpnAtom (#48008417) Attached to: Infinite Crisis' Superhero Origins Story

Since new accounts can be made in minutes, there's very little disincentive for toxic players. Voice is much harder to police than text.

S2's new MOBA, Strife, even goes to the extent of banning both (an exception is made for friends and party).

You're right that prominent voice/text toggles are a big part of the solution.

Comment: Almost no comments on this? (Score 2) 590

by UpnAtom (#47988775) Attached to: Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Hundreds of comments questioning whether women are still second class citizens* and nobody comments on the apparent fact that SocialVEVO trolled the entire internet, terrorising both Emma Watson and threatening hundreds of thousands of other women involved in activism are still trolling us, having duped everyone from the BBC to /. a second time.

*They are, it's bloody obvious and you're an ignorant douche if you say otherwise.

Comment: PS2 servers got merged. (Score 1) 146

by UpnAtom (#47685505) Attached to: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Miller is absolutely jammed at the moment. I need to queue to get into continents more often than not now (subscribers get priority).
Also, if you didn't like the flying-centric version, infantry are pretty strong now.

Lastly, there are some new bonus cert mechanics so it's a lot easier to get access to stuff.

I'm an MMORPG player really but PS2 is undoubtedly the best game there is by quite a long way.

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