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Comment: Re:to a larger extent, this is culture war. (Score 1) 158

by mvdwege (#47480683) Attached to: ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

OP gave multiple, well-documented cases, of which I was so nice to actually put a name to two, but anyone who followed the news the past 5 years recognised them.

Of course, like a typical troll with no argument you just shout "t'ain't so!" and run away, while projecting your own moral bankruptcy on the other. I had expected nothing better after asking you to back up your position.

Comment: Re:to a larger extent, this is culture war. (Score 0) 158

by mvdwege (#47472867) Attached to: ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

And where does that refute his point? Despite the fact that society pats women on the head by passing them a largely useless piece of paper (it's still mostly your social network that determines advancement, not your degree), we still get politicians like Akin, and the Hobby Lobby decision.

Quite frankly, GP is right, and the Troll mod is probably the work of yet another pimply MRA type.

Comment: Re:Ridiculous! (Score 3, Insightful) 588

by mvdwege (#47461089) Attached to: Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Right. So an alien being posing as an Asgardian God? No problem.

The power of said alien being manifesting in ordinary mortals? No problem.

Said being a member of a team with among others a Forties soldier who survived decades of being frozen and a man turning into a monster? No problem.

Incarnating as a woman? HERESY!

Comment: Re:ugh (Score 1) 552

Every time it snows, deniers claim "see, there's no global warming" and believers say "weather is not climate!" The summary of this article then uses the past three months and declares it proof of climate change.

I realize that the actual article is more subtle, but I believe the point OP is making was that if you don't want "Polar Vortex" to be used as an argument against climate change, you probably shouldn't use "heat wave" as an argument in favor.

Taken as a whole, the trend is clear. Leading with a headline "last three months hottest ever" is only going to remind people in DC that they just experienced the coldest winter in 20 years and the most snow ever recorded.

Comment: Re:Um, here's a glaring fact (Score 1) 123

by mvdwege (#47446937) Attached to: Elite Group of Researchers Rule Scientific Publishing

Option 6: Submitted papers really aren't that good.

Especially in subjects with a lot of politicisation in the popular press, it is a common tactic for third-rate or worse researchers to go crying about the establishment suppressing their papers; a closer look often turns out that these papers are in fact very shoddy work.

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