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Comment: Re:Good for them (Score 1) 144

by epyT-R (#49551077) Attached to: Groupon Refuses To Pay Security Expert Who Found Serious XSS Site Bugs

Perhaps, but then vendors who routinely do not fix their shit promptly will have bad reputations from repeated breaches, as it should be. Hopefully such companies go out of business.

Of course, they can set them as they please, but I can also criticize 'ethical hacker' policies that are too soft on vendors.

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 2) 617

by epyT-R (#49529865) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

1. conservatives are interested in protecting things like rule of law (such that people are treated equally by the state), free speech, protection against unlawful searches and seizures (basically what's in the bill of rights). These are the things that make this country stand out from the rest, and they are damned important. All it takes is one look at the different kinds of hell socialism has wrought in other nations to see that, from the spineless stagnation and cultural self-loathing in sweden, the UK, and many western european countries, to the cult of personality shitholes like the USSR, cuba, and of course, north korea. Neocons on the other hand fit your conservative description pretty well, but there's a reason the 'neo' prefix exists. They're big statists with a different cultural agenda. It takes a lot of money to police the world after all.

2. For every right wing 'wingnut' blog, there are 20 left wing 'wingnut' blogs, more if you count all the publications that pretend to cover specific topics, but are really using them to push their narrative. You're right about right wing dominance in radio programming, though. Good luck getting any useful information from any of them. They're all too busy pushing narratives to give a shit about inconvenient truth. There are nuggets that get through though, especially where the opposing side is denying truth, and it's interesting to see what conclusions can be drawn with comparisons of coverage.

3. Real problems you say? Their positions on the following suggest they're more interested in creating/inflaming problems instead of solving them just to keep themselves relevant:

Rape hysteria. So-called 'micro aggressions.' 'offensive' speech. Punitive taxation. Deficit spending. Warped public school curricula. Pushing self-loathing and dependence into culture. Fracturing of society (men vs women, white vs non-white, straight vs gay, fat vs healthy) with so-called 'affirmative action', the biggest pile of bigoted hypocrisy since slavery. Just because they promote the issue of climate change doesn't mean the rest of their offering is sane.

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 1) 617

by epyT-R (#49528949) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

Technical progress is great and will help the situation, 'progressive' politics will not. Renewables will not be enough, so where are the nuclear plants that are needed to cleanly power all these electric cars? Oh right, nuclear is bad too according to the same people who want to curb fuel use with punitive taxation. "It's no use doing anything until we have 100%" is the implied argument from them, not me.

Comment: Re:Wonderful. (Score 1, Insightful) 252

by epyT-R (#49523039) Attached to: Twitter Rolls Out New Anti-Abuse Tools

No, probably not, because anyone who says stupid shit to a large enough audience will probably also piss off a few crackpots in the mix. However, they did choose to hype their 'oppression' as much as possible. Hiring security guards to escort them everywhere over internet drama they themselves caused is a prime example. It's hard to sympathize with people who broadcast badly framed arguments meant to shame a whole population (in this case, male gamers) and then bitch when their bullshit gets thrown back in their faces.

IIRC, women's suffrage (real suffrage, not this SJW bs) also encountered similar issues with non-acceptance by established authorities. Did that make their case invalid? No. Arguments from authority are fallacious. It's no better than saying "Those people are the boss, so therefore they're right."

Comment: Re:Idiots (Score 0) 252

by epyT-R (#49522959) Attached to: Twitter Rolls Out New Anti-Abuse Tools

Right, just like generalizing and stereotyping games and gamers as a "Choose your own patriarchal adventure" doesn't deserve all the criticism and derision it got.. Oh wait, yes it did.

I guess I could generalize all women gamers with something like: "Women gamers must be a horde of ugly, fat, losers who can't get a boyfriend in real life, so they play online games to harass guys looking to unwind after work" because of statements made by a few women like anita and zoe quinn, but that would stoop to your level of fallacious argument and be just as untrue.

Comment: Re:Wonderful. (Score 0, Troll) 252

by epyT-R (#49522885) Attached to: Twitter Rolls Out New Anti-Abuse Tools

The SJWs are more often than not, the real doxers, shamers, and ragers, who want to shut down discourse and cry victim when they're criticized. It's just that we're supposed to see their behavior as 'empowerment' and critics' as bigotry. If society could put that political correctness aside, then it could actually look at the merits of each side's argument (if any exist) and come to rational conclusions. This is not what the current pop culture politic wants. It's not what drives people to the ballot box to vote for certain politicians.

Making threats is often done when one's back is against the wall. Fifth columns that depict part of a community as oppressed by default when, in most cases, it's not, then demanding the rest must make 'reparations' by relinquishing power, can be just such a situation. The best way to fix this is to wipe out the 'affirmative action' mentality and reenforce policies promoting equal opportunity in it's true form: a meritocracy.

Comment: Re:Wonderful. (Score 2, Insightful) 252

by epyT-R (#49522727) Attached to: Twitter Rolls Out New Anti-Abuse Tools

No, thanks to gamergate, three women have chosen to treat the criticism they got for making stupid, shaming, hypocritical arguments at male gamers as threats. Those law enforcement officers are either hired guards, which is not quite the same thing as anyone can hire guards for whatever reason, or are there because the police submitted to the 'rapist around every corner' hysteria. Like usual, the morons running governments take the internet too seriously, probably because they don't understand it or because they look for any excuse to clamp down on discourse they don't like, just like SJWs. In fact, many of them probably are SJWs as well.

Basically your entire post is argument from authority when it's the irrationality of its policies that's part of the problem. Also, try making an argument that doesn't involve calling people names. After all, you consider that abuse, right? Or is it only abuse when it's directed at a woman?

We don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.