America gets it wrong, yet again.
What discussion are you participating in, exactly? Your comment appears to be out of context. Who is denying "rape culture"?
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.
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.
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.
What's next, Slashdot - "One Weird Trick That Clouds Your Cloudy Cloud Cloud?"
I was thinking it would slow down just enough to get my feet on the ground, then decelerate hard. Obviously free fall to a dead stop would suck.
I want my high speed elevator to descend at a rate *just* fast enough to have me hovering six inches off the floor, which should be made of glass.
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.
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.
This. Seriously. People may not think that appearance is important, but it is. Comic Sans does not inspire confidence.
WEB HIPSTER DETECTED!
The trailer is a laugh.
One line in there: "We are the only life in the entire universe."
Hey! I got the karma for posting that link in the first article, you... you... karma whore!
This is a dupe. We saw this on slashdot weeks ago.
MOD. PARENT. UP.