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Comment: Re:I don't see it.... (Score 1) 181

by denmarkw00t (#47696113) Attached to: Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

Right? The only one that looked remotely similar in an "almost too similar" way was the home screen, and I'd only believe that were iOS if it were jailbroken. They sure did borrow a lot of similar design patters and I can equate parts of the UI to their components in iOS (the camera app's ordering of My Photos -> Capture Still -> Capture Video, or the calendar app style), but none of it would be confusing for me either.

Comment: Re:Jezebel? (Score 1) 299

by denmarkw00t (#47665987) Attached to: Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

Jezebel, as a site, has been known to pander to fairly extreme, militantly feminist views

Ok, think that through and try again maybe? I've ready plenty on Jezebel that is absolutely not that, and feminism as a whole is a Good Thing even for us men. Radical or, more correctly, "neo-feminism?" Not so much, but then again that's not what Jezebel spews. Gawker media on the whole is pretty much HuffPo-Lite - sensationalist headlines and grabs for eyes, but isn't that every news site? Hell, /. has it's own slew of "OMG LOOK AT THIS TECH" or "DEATH OF [X] IMMINENT" where the content is hardly vetted before you get 500+ comments just arguing about how BS TFA is.

Besides, the problem here isn't just Jezebel, but the "Kinja" system in place on Gawker as a whole. Funny that an article on Jezebel meant to call out their parent company ended up being a poster child for the problem itself.

Comment: Re:What the f*$# is wrong with us? (Score 1) 1198

by denmarkw00t (#47113453) Attached to: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Certainly it depends on where you come from. Sorry, numbers not handy, but there is some truth that women are more likely to be the victim, but statistics that say that men are significantly less at risk are wrong. It's closer to a 40/60 split than 20/80 or 10/90, as most places and people would have you believe. Keep in mind that for a long time men weren't even considered in rape or abuse statistics, regardless of whether or not it was happening.

Comment: Re: First World Problems (Score 1) 384

I would consider buying it if they do include same sex marriage in the future. I'm straight, married to a woman, and not into dudes at all. But, I'm all for games that include the option. I'm for human equality or whatever you want to call it, and while it may not have affected my buying choice beforehand, if Nintendo DOES include samesex marriage then I'll be more inclined to buy because they were thoughtful enough to implement it after this "incident." I'd rather a company be sensitive to 1/1000 of potential customers than not, and that means a lot to me as one of the 999/1000 that it might appeal to.

Comment: Re: Google Analytics? (Score 1) 121

by denmarkw00t (#46941929) Attached to: GitHub Open Sources Atom, Their Text Editor Based On Chromium

Sure, but you should be asking your users if they would like to contribute that data, not assume that they want to. Steam asks me if I want to submit my hardware information, it doesn't assume I want to from the get-go. This has likely hurt "participation" but it keeps goodwill flowing between Steam and their users. Ultimately, metrics don't mean squat if no on uses it in the first place.

Comment: I don't get it (Score 1) 1374

by denmarkw00t (#46892367) Attached to: "Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

I see arguments about what the 2nd Amendment "really" says all over this page; people talking about how their guns are going to be stripped away; how any law-abiding citizen has a right to own a firearm. Where are we really disagreeing here, people?

You want a gun? Fine: pass a background check. Have a history of 1) violent crime or 2) attempts to harm yourself or others due to mental illness? Then maybe you should consider something other than a gun for protection, and maybe the state should enforce that for you. You want an assault rifle for hunting? Hunting what, exactly? Well-armored bears who are currently stealing your children?

Legitimate uses for guns owned by citizens fall into either hunting, or self defense. Other than that, it's fun to go to a shooting range sure, but that's arguably practice for the aforementioned tasks. If you need an assault rifle for militia-type purposes, maybe you need to have those kept somewhere safe. "Geez, we all banded together in our community and have decided to fight oppression from the government, but I'll be damned if I'm driving over to Gander Mountain first to grab a gun!"

Comment: Re:Gun nuts (Score 1) 1374

by denmarkw00t (#46892259) Attached to: "Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

I have no qualms with the idea of personally and professionally leveling the life of someone who has attempted to profit from disarming me and my fellow Americans

Seems like a threat to me - I'm not sure how else you level someone's life, than with violence. I'm not sure what else that could mean other than the person posting that comment intends to hurt harm else.

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