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Comment: Re:Rinse Lather Repeat. (Score 1) 1198

by neiras (#47112201) Attached to: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Some variation of this comes up now and then, this has been a topic and argument within geekdom for, well, as long as I can remember at least. Sadly I rarely see people actually starting to see from another perspective and instead just circling the wagons to defend about their misogyny.

It's a topic that relates as much to geekdom as it does to any other group. There's no evidence that geekdom is any worse than, say, stockbrokerdom or cardealerdom.

Most people here are objecting to the pigeonholing of our subculture as "misogynistic" when in fact the problem of misogyny is much more widespread.

Comment: Let's play the labelling game. (Score 1) 1198

by neiras (#47112143) Attached to: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Rapist. Misogynist. Nerd. All labels.

You can apply them to individuals specific criteria. Have you raped? You're a rapist. Do you hate all females? Mysogynist. Overly intellectual, obsessive, or socially impaired? Nerd.

However. The existence of Nerd Mysoginists does not make all members of the Nerd set into Mysoginists. The existence of Rapist Misogynists does not mean that all Misogynists are Rapists.

The author has a problem with Mysoginists. Hating women is not part of any nerd culture I've ever seen or participated in.

Comment: Re:Average across models (Score 1) 230

by neiras (#47099655) Attached to: The Flaw Lurking In Every Deep Neural Net

It seems that a mechanism to determine the "trustworthiness" of each method and thus weighting its individual influence in the vote would make sense. That way the system would weed out the models that produce incorrect results.

Then we feed the system a steady diet of Fox News and watch it downvote the lonely "liberal" model.

Man, this stuff makes me want to go back to school. Highly interesting.

Comment: Re:Mod parent Troll (Score 1) 360

by neiras (#46818115) Attached to: Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

The evidence is getting quite compelling. But I guess some people cannot see what they do not want to see.

Look, if you think you have something and you want to be the messenger, by all means register a catchy domain name like Heartbleed (HatMunch?) and present your evidence of conspiracy in a straightforward, peer-reviewable way. I recommend staying away from Comic Sans when choosing a typeface.

It's a wild theory, but if you can present anything other than character assasination, cherry-picked facts and NSA O NOE, you might get listened to by people who matter. Until you do that, you're gonna get modded down, and rightfully so. It's put up or shut up time.

But I guess some people would rather vomit paranoia than actually put in the effort it takes to be heard.

Comment: Mod parent Troll (Score 2) 360

by neiras (#46816129) Attached to: Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

How the fuck does this kind of trolling/tin-foil-hattery get to +5? The only "Interesting" thing about it is the apparent level of paranoia being experienced by gweihir. I mean, Red Hat as an NSA tool to Destroy Linux? Sure!

I get it, some folks hate systemd and everything Lennart does (and I'm not picking sides anymore), but the parent is just a smear job.

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