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Comment Re:The Sad Puppies won. (Score 0) 1025

Does anyone who's not a complete ideological nutball really think that if, for the sake of argument, Lesbians of Color Against Bernie Sanders, had somehow created their own slate and organized, Puppy-style, enough bad faith voting that ALL the ballot options were leftish and there were no right wing books to be had, that the reaction by Hugo voters would have been any different whatsoever?

Hugo voters voted the way they did for two reasons. They were aware two third parties with broadly similar, albeit to different extremes, had gamed the selection, and were pissed about it. And they had to choose between a second rate selection of works selected not by merit, but by political ideology.


You know, that might make sense, except that the Hugos were already being fixed, before this, by a group of hard left exclusionary TERFs headed up by two TOR employees.

And don't talk to me about "second rate selection" of Scifi when drivel like ""If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love" or "Queers Dig Time Lords" was getting nominated.

Everyone likes to pretend that the Sad Puppies are a bunch of right wing trolls that just showed up and said "nice award, we're gonna fuck it up to spite you overly progressive scifi fans." In reality it was far closer to "nice award, but why are only people in the far left SJW clique being allowed to even be nominated?"

That's the takeaway I hope at least some people get here. The Hugos were being fixed by a whisper campaign for years. The Sad Puppies just brought the whisper campaigns into the open and proved they existed.

Comment Re:does anti-sjw = deranged violent prick? (Score 1, Troll) 1025

Incorrect. Beale (aka Vox Day) isn't in charge of Sad Puppies. Brad R Torgersen is. Vox Day is some bogeyman people keep trotting out to scare little kids and pink haired manchildren on Tumblr.

Here's the thing. The Hugos aren't a "progressive" award -- or rather, they're not supposed to be. They're supposed to be a literary award. That's the entire point of the Sad Puppies and Vox Day's Rabid Puppies -- that a group of people are pushing political litmus tests on this award behind the scenes.

And for all the frothing rage and smug cuntyness that we'll see over the next few days, here's the sad thing: The Sad Puppies were absolutely right.

Comment The Sad Puppies won. (Score 5, Insightful) 1025

The Sad Puppies won. Yes, they didn't win a single award -- in fact, some really good works lost to No Award, seemingly just to spite them.

But that was the point.

Their stated goal was to prove that there was a group of people out there voting for political reasons and fixing the Hugos. To fight this, they did the unforgivable sin of nominating some good works (such as one of the Dresden Files novels) for a Hugo.

The CHORF / SJWs fell for it en mass, just as George R R Martin begged them not to (archive version) back in April. They proved the Sad Puppies point -- that the Hugos are fixed by a group of gatekeepers.

The Hugos have been fixed for years, to the point that Steven King outright refused to participate due to how bad it became. The CHORFs proved the Sad Puppies' point more than anything else could. The Hugos have been forever tarnished by this -- not by the Sad Puppies voting in the "wrong way" for the "wrong type of fans", but by the CHORFs decreeing that you have to have the right politics, the right thoughts, the right opinions, to be a "real fan" or a "real hugo winner."

Comment Re:H1Bs aren't to replace workers (Score 2) 414

Ding ding ding, you got it in one.

This is also why every time some poor idiot pulls out the "($Unskilled_Profession) wants $15 an hour? I'm ($Skilled_Profession) and I don't even make that!" argument a Walmart heir's nipples tingle. Because the minimum wage being so low doesn't just hurt the working class, it artificially forces all wages down -- in short, your wage is supposed to be much higher too, but it isn't because they're getting away with paying Burger Flippers slave wages.

Depending on if you're checking increased productivity, inflation, or both, the Minimum wage in the US should be either $11 or $15 an hour, if not higher. Since it's still $7.25 that means that money went somewhere other than the workers of America who earned it.

Thus the question isn't "Does a burger flipper deserve as much as me," it's "Does a Walmart Heir deserve the $7 an hour extra they're not paying each of their workers?" (Spoiler alert: No.)

Comment I've been running out @ 8GiB with Windows 10 (Score 1) 350

Anecdotal evidence here, mind you, but I've had a few instances of running out of memory with Windows 10 and running a lot of things at the same time. Specifically, modded Minecraft (Pathfinder pack on the Curse Launcher) + Chrome, with the random IM programs I always keep open (Pidgin, Trillian, Hexchat IRC, and Skype).

It seems like a lot but I never had ram issues in Windows 8.1. Take that what you will. I personally plan on tossing another 8 gigs in when I have a chance.

Comment Re:Leftist pretzel-think at its finest (Score 2) 278

Anyone who uses littlegreenfootballs for anything but mocking or even as a credible source, should be applying the moron label to themselves. Especially after the mass purging for thought-crimes.

You mean when he threw out all the white supremacists like Pamela Geller?

That's not purging. That's quality control.

Comment Re:Leftist pretzel-think at its finest (Score 4, Informative) 278

Herald the guy who saved babies from being killed as a hero, while simultaneously saying its no big deal that planned parenthood is trafficking baby parts after they rip them out of its mother's womb.

You're a fucking moron, and so is anyone else stupid enough to believe that hoax.

And no, I can't say that any nicer. Anyone who believes planned parenthood is selling baby parts or that they're "ripping them out" is a fucking idiot who needs to have their brain taken away by social services.

Comment Brother? (Score 1) 223

Didn't Brother do one of these printers a good long while ago? I heard about it years back.

In addition, aren't mods for Epson printers to use these systems pretty common? They're called something like Continuous ink mods or somesuch?

(Ninja edit: Yeah, I found the old Cool Tools article talking about it. Apparently a company called Cobra Ink Systems will take a new Epson printer and retrofit it with a Continuous Ink System for you.)

Seems that Epson is just trying to follow the grey market.

Comment Re:I don't see my post... (Score 1) 557

Remember when Brianna Wu did this:

She's only known because of GamerGate, despite what she says.

She's still doing it:

At least she knows what she's doing. She makes over $3000 a month trolling people on twitter then crying when people point out that she's an idiot.

Comment Re:Well, that's a wrap folks (Score 1) 557

I quit my job when I married my husband, and followed him to Boston. I was trying to figure out what to do with my life. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to pursue a graduate degree or start my own company.

Ms. Wu, right there you already have vastly more privilege than many trans women I know and a lot of guys I know, too. How dare you speak of privilege? How dare you take these things for granted?

Sadly, that is one of my questions for her (or at least, reasonably close) which one of Wu's supporters troll rated into oblivion after most of the discussion ended.

Wu and her ilk will NEVER accept class privilege as being real, or at least give it the weight it deserves -- Because the vast majority of these Social Justice Warrior trolls like Wu are coming from extremely entitled backgrounds and have no freaking clue about the realities of what they're spouting off.

She got $200k to start -- and run into the ground -- an Animation studio by her "millionaire entrepreneurs" parents. But she wants you to believe her experiences dealing with evil "cis privilege" or whatever made up identity politics bullshit she's spouting this week is far more important.

Unhinged fools who need to get off of Twitter and Tumblr once in a while, the lot of them.

Comment Re: So the good questions were ignored. (Score 1) 557

Does the interviewee go through the original post and look at everything that got a score of 5?

They certainly can, if she's such a techie that's certainly within her abilities. Interviewees have done so before.

I wonder, Is that related to how most of the hard questions / questions that don't fit Wu's agenda got mass downvoted to -1 flamebait from being +4 or +5 insightful after the post fell off the front page?

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