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Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 1) 317 317

So in the space of a few hours you have gone for vague speculation that one particular comment she allowed might possibly have got her fired, to it being a hard fact that can be used to make your argument.

She was shut down in the middle of the AMA - In the middle of a fucking sentence, FCOL - see here. I kinda doubt it had anything to do with her job performance.

Kinda like how all the "facts" GamerGate was based on were actually just innuendo and outright lies, but somehow became fact in the minds of it supporters.

GG wanted ethics in gaming - when they got it they shut up. That's about all that's needed to show that they didn't give a flying tootsie roll about women in gaming.

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 1) 317 317

I don't know about being afraid. I mean, look at how spectacularly it backfired. Intel removed advertising, then realized their mistake and put it back, and on top of that partnered with Sarkeesian's Feminist Frequency and spent $300m on diversity. All the other advertisers, like Mercedes, changed their minds within days.

Try weeks. Months, in the case of some (studios, apparently - they didn't want to alienate 90% of their purchasers). Lots of money was lost that was never made back. The media has since so spectacularly backed down from that "gamers are dead" message that none of them want to go near it again. They updated their policies, clarified their affiliate links, etc.

Looks to me and the rest of the world that GG's stated objectives were achieved. After all, that's what GG asked for. They got it. The media won't touch that message again. It doesn't matter how much was or wasn't spent on diversity, that wasn't GG's bone of contention. What GG complained about was fixed, hence there is no reason anymore for a GG movement to complain.

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 1) 317 317

The policy updates were minor classifications of existing rules. The articles stopped when GanerGate died down.

They're too damn afraid to write another "gamers are dead" article. GG got exactly what they asked for - "stop fucking with gamers!" - so why should the movement do anything more. That, by the way, is the rational response - when you get what you asked for you shut the hell up.

If those gaming-media-industry-experts really think they've come out on top all they have to do is write another "gamers are dead" article. Hell, you still see it now - when the creationists come out of the woodwork with "SEXISM" you see plenty of response along the lines of "do you have any evidence?"

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 1) 317 317

What really gets me is the war on free speech.

That's rich. You *do* realise that the woman being fired is being fired because, ironically, she lets too much free speech stay up. You're actually sitting at a desk somewhere pouring outrage into your keyboard because someone, somewhere, refuses to follow your ideologically-determined morals.

You (and the rest) have more in common with the Westboro Baptists than with Voltaire. BTW, this is not something you should be proud of.

(PS. You weren't the only one around in the days of BBS's and dialup from C64's - I don't seem to remember anyone preaching their morals to me, the way you and your ilk use your fredom of speech to preach your morals to everyone else).

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 1) 176 176

Yes. From your link - " he had spent much of his life battling alcoholism, drug abuse and depression". So, yeah, he may have been depressed and poor when he died, but he was battling depression all along even when he was worth 75 million pounds. There were many times in his life when he was both rich and depressed.

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 1) 245 245

Hell, after a few months of stay-at-home, I was looking forward to working only 60-hour weeks.

Being proud of regularly working more than 35-40 hours a week is a largely American thing.

I was perhaps not being clear; let me retry: "After a few months of stay-at-home I was looking forward to working fewer hours each week, because even 60 hours incl. overtime a week is still less than staying at home with a small child."

FWIW, I'm a firm believer that I top out at 40 hours/week, and would very very rarely work extra hours.

Comment: Re:Casper is Concerned (Score 1) 349 349

Context and history attach additional meanings and sentiments to some words.

Good luck coming up with an AI that can understand nuances of human culture when they're having trouble distinguishing between humans, seals and gorillas. You're literally asking the impossible here - that the algorithm be sufficiently advanced no the first go.

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 1) 245 245

Ask Slashdot was useful once, but in the last few years it's just become an opportunity to abuse the questioner. Okay, sometimes the questions are really dumb, but how about we try to assume good faith and not expect them to write an essay covering every possible objection first? You know, kinda like Stack Exchange or something.

In fact, screw it, Slashdot is dying. I recommend asking the same question on Stack Exchange, you will get more helpful answers.

He is trying to get her to do something she (apparently) doesn't want to do - "she is just not very passionate about coding or IT in general", but because that "something" aligns with your ideological and political interests you whine about abuse. What *is* borderline abusive is the fact that he is probably going to get her to do something she doesn't appear to have an interest in doing.

If you want your messages to be logically consistent with themselves you should rather be pointing out that artificially limiting her choices is sexist. You won't though. Your ideology is more important to you than fairness to women.

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 1) 245 245

Pensions? Social Security? Really, at my age, I will never have a pension when I reach old age. It's what I can save away in my retirement funds and build into a nest egg.

I don't expect to receive any free govt. hand outs. Nor do I expect to need it.

If people stop having kids, have fewer kids, etc, then you must also expect to have no healthcare, no food and no life. The ones having kids today are ensuring that you'll have a doctor on call when you are older.

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 1) 245 245

Yes, she could have. But per-emptively assuming that to be the case will get you called out.

I've spent time at home with my kid when he was born. To be perfectly honest if she was in any way at all attending to the kid, cleaning/cooking as well as making sure that the child was properly stimulated, carefully watched, reasonably socialised, etc then she'd be dying to get back to work. The fact that she isn't so passionate about leaving the house say's that she was probably getting a lot of "me time' in those three years.

Hell, after a few months of stay-at-home, I was looking forward to working only 60-hour weeks. The fact that she appears to be wary of 40-hour weeks tells me that she is/was/ working significantly fewer hours than those as a stay-at-home mom. OP should clarify.

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 1) 245 245

Hence, don't get married. Ever.

Wrong. You'll get screwed even worse if you're having a kid outside of marriage.

You don't want kids? Just as bad - you'll be considered married in CoP if you simply live with her for a long time[1]

Marriage with iron-clad prenup and no kids is currently the least screwed-over option for men. Take it.

[1]Length depends on jurisdiction

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 1) 176 176

Seriously, if you have enough cash and connections to even think about starting a company, or even doing one of these new-fangled "startups", then you're better off than 95% of the country and better of than 99% of the world.

Robin Williams was in the upper 99.99999% of individuals in terms of financial well-being. He still got depressed.

Comment: Re:Hardware Locking (Score 1) 111 111

If total overhead increase of 200KB for compiled application size, and ~3-5MB memory overhead for non-invasive DRM is a joke, then yes. But not as much as MS extending support until 2024 to allow for the "migration to .NET". At that point, I'll have moved onto other things.

Hopefully you move onto something you understand. Do you REALLY think you're the first person to think they've got good DRM?

He's been repeatedly asked for an executable we can have a bash at, and he's refused (apparently it's too much work). I've seen this on usenet waaaay too many times in the 90's. Some new aspiring unsung-encrypting-genius will pop up on comp.programming (or similar) and boast about their encryption algorithm without giving any details about it. Suffice to say someone usually managed to decode their ciphertext within a few hours.

This appears to be more of the same - at least the usenet newbies had the grace to provide something that we could attempt to crack; this poster, as sincere as he sounds, doesn't even want the free crack-testing that we are offering, so yes, he probably *does* think that he's come up with a DRM solution that is better than anything that came before.

Comment: Re:Hardware Locking (Score 1) 111 111

You haven't answer AC's question - do you have some software that uses this, so we can have a crack at writing a... uh, crack :-) Hell, just package something off of github, put the executable on your site and even I'll have a bash neutering the software.

Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.