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Comment Re:Autists trying to script social interation? (Score 0) 203

You're an imbecile. You're a flat-out mouth-breathing imbecile, who aspires to be a moron.

>rules of conduct are intimidating

Then leave society as a whole and live on your own island. But good luck earning money to buy that island, as you will have to cooperate with other people to earn it, which you are certainly incapable of doing.

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Comment Re:...and in other news: (Score 2) 203

I'll hand myself in as one of those disgusting monsters who tries to form an evidence-based opinion.

I'm trying my best to paint anyone who criticises an opinion given by a back person as a racist, a woman as misogynist or a trans person as... anti-trans?
I... I just need to learn to start treating people I don't know as victims who can't survive without my help, especially those who don't want it.

Comment Re:Autists trying to script social interation? (Score 4, Informative) 203

For example, just look at the Rust programming language project. They have a very bureaucratic and tyrannical code of conduct.

Ok, let's look at, specifically, what they define as harrassment:

4. Unacceptable Behavior

The following behaviors are considered harassment and are unacceptable within our community:

Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.
Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.
Posting or threatening to post other peopleâ(TM)s personally identifying information ("doxing").
Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.
Inappropriate photography or recording.
Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someoneâ(TM)s consent before touching them.
Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.
Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).
Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
Sustained disruption of community events, including talks and presentations.

You have a problem with these? Then stay out. None of these rules are unreasonable. Indeed, since you find them so unreasonable that you have to whine here about it, you sound like the kind of person that any group, that wants to get anything done, should keep out, lest they be trolled into wasting time on your moronic nonsense.

I seriously wonder what you would have done, 25 years ago, when "unprofessional behavior" would have gotten you booted off the entire Internet.

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Comment Re:Uh? (Score 1) 337

It's strictly about the number of transistors on a chip.

This.

Just because clock speeds won't go up much more with silicon technology, it doesn't mean that going from a 2D plane to 3D assemblies (with the associated heat problems, but this "low power" stuff helps with that) won't happen.

It will happen. It's "merely" an engineering and geometry problem rather than a physics problem requiring new science.

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Comment Re:"Social Justice" prevents good journalism. (Score 3, Informative) 311

From what I've saw of them this may be true of some people flying the GamerGate flag but there are people who are vociferously ethics only who don't like all of the identity politics crosstalk.

This is perhaps informative (unless one believes that the majority of the respondents are being disingenuous) http://gamepolitics.com/2015/0...

"I asked my first question, “What is GamerGate?” because that will be asked at the upcoming SPJ AirPlay discussion on August 15 and I wanted to compare answers."

"Their top-voted response explained, “GamerGate is a movement dedicated to fighting for ethics in (gaming) journalism and against censorship and the politicization of (gaming) media and games. It arose after several corruption scandals in the gaming media, attacks on the gamer identity and attempts by the gaming media and ‘cultural critics’ to force a political ideology down the throats of gamers.”"

I guess that there is a chance that a much larger group of people (including international Gamergaters?) that agree with your analysis missed Brad Glasgow's questions but assuming this isn't the case the group consensus seems to be focused on ethics.

Ultimately I accept that people are drawn to the group for different reasons but I think it's reasonable, if one is going to generalise, to look at the majority opinion and use it as a basis of describing the group.

Comment Gawker (Score 3, Informative) 311

Archive link for those who prefer not to support the reprehensible Gawker: https://archive.is/PP7q2

IMHO Gawker is an absolutely vile clickbait machine that portrays itself as a progressive voice while selling outrage.
It undermines what I consider valid, socially responsible goals by trivialising most of them, generating needless conflict by labelling "bad" people and maintaining a ludicrous left-wing good, right-wing evil narrative. It produces propaganda and hatred for cash.

Nick Denton - the CEO of Gawker - has admitted that the company has a severe empathy problem and tried to relaunch it:
http://www.thewrap.com/nick-de...
http://www.salon.com/2015/07/2...

The problem with journalism is not that one needs an audience, the problem with journalism is that factual reporting is no longer the main goal. Truth is secondary to page-views. Nolan suggests that people are the problem because they won't pay for factual material, http://www.private-eye.co.uk/ demonstrates that one can successfully run a publication that focuses on the pursuit and publication of truth (with a healthy injection of humour).

TFA is an attempt to blame absolutely shitty "journalism" on the audience, what in fact is happening is that those of us who do care about quality journalism recognise Gawker for what it is and don't give it ad-revenue or page-impressions.

Comment Re:cost and benifit (Score 1) 74

I assume therefore that if the people using the machines are not in the habit of visiting certain types of website,

Which type of website would that be?

Years ago, when Investor Village was still young, they had a problem with an advertiser serving up malware.

Just the other day, Forbes was caught serving up malware in their ads after telling people to whitelist them.

Various other web pages not affiliated with what you might call the "seedy underbelly" of the Internet have been caught serving up malware in their ads.

So tell me, which "certain type of website" might I avoid?

If it's any help

No, your statement here is not of any help.

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BMO

Comment Re:Editorial echo chamber (Score 1) 406

This means people will end up sucked into the echo chamber of one single publication's editorial bias.

They don't now?

To say that having to pay for content causes siloing is nonsense in the light of the current system of 'free' echo chambers.

On the subject of ad-blocking itself, I block on the hosts file level and whitelist js per site *because serving up malware with ads has gone on for over a decade* and the advertising 'community' (such as it is) refuses to clean up its act and has thumbed its nose at users ever since the NSF AUP was removed from the 'net.

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Comment Re:Why the fuzz? (Score 3, Interesting) 420

However, nobody ever speaks much about the horrible attrocities (sic) the other countries commited (sic) during the war: [list]

Really? Fucking Really?

The fact that you were able to rattle examples of other atrocities right off the top of your head means that yes, there are a /lot/ of books and other media about the other atrocities since you have read them.

Let's see, what can I find on just one atrocity done by the Japanese during WWII

1-12 of 4,299 results for Books :
"bataan death march"

On Amazon alone.

>unfair to the nazis

Please. Fuck. Off. And. Go. Back. To. Stormfront.

Please.

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Comment Re:Just in time (Score 1) 420

"Mein Kampf" was arguably a derivative work itself.

Not "arguably" but actually was.

It plagiarized The International Jew (in Germany The Eternal Jew) and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (which itself is a plagiarized work), the former written by Henry Ford (yes, that one) and the latter funded by Ford in its first widespread US publication.

To say that it's a derivative document is an understatement.

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