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Comment Re:list of articles deleted (Score 2) 144

The list has articles and users that were deleted and the day they were deleted. It is called Orangemoody because according to FTA

This post is to inform the English Wikipedia editing community that the Checkuser team has identified a very large group of socks creating promotional articles, inserting promotional external links, and otherwise editing disruptively on this project. The investigation is named "Orangemoody" because this was the first sock identified.

The list of deleted accounts also are under the Orangemoody name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment Re:LOL - that's the "best ya got"? (Score 1) 528

So, your idea is to spam and anyone that doesn't like it or criticize your spam is a sock-puppet???

You sir are a special kind of stupid. Honestly, I could care less about technical validity if you present yourself like a warthog in heat.

Why would anyone choose an anti-spam/maleware/phish solution that markets itself by spam/maleware/phish?

Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score 0) 552

The only claim I made was that GG has influenced ethics in game journalism because a number of sites have updated their ethics policy. A quick Google search and the first link says that kotaku and polygon will: " post public messages about how they will handle disclosure between the relationships of journalists and developers from now on."

Honestly, I don't know how to take your posts seriously... I thought the first one was a poe and then this out from left field. What is your point? What point of mine are you trying to address in your reply?

GG and women in STEM because evil white men!! Have I got it right or did I miss something when you changed subjects?

 

Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score 0) 552

that's because Gamergate wasn't about ethics in game journalism, hilarious memes be damned. it was PRECISELY about white men continuing to be gatekeepers against gaming opening up to other people, including women. in sum, get your paranoid persecution complex out of here.

What? How did the white man keep you from playing/making games you want? No one stopped my wife. No one stopped the people in #notyourshield. So.... Please, tell me how the white man oppresses you in the 1st world video game industry through hot coffee mods and NPC's.

Like it or not, GG has influenced ethics in game journalism. A number of sites have updated their ethics policy in response to GG.

Honestly, I can't tell if this is a Poe or not.

Comment Re:Algorithm (Score 4, Insightful) 233

Or perhaps advertisers look at the revenue of those ads and act accordingly.

...it's not a good thing.

Why is it not a good thing? You mean, ads follow market forces which is made up of individuals that act on their own accord and interests? How in the hell is that not a good thing? individuals may act against their own interests... but are you going to be the good dictator and ensure that everybody does what is best for them?

Comment Re:Outside help (Score 1) 431

I never understood the contempt and hatred for the Euro. A loose economic union to facilitate trade and further diplomatic relationships with member states to ensure that another WW doesn't occur in Europe seems like a laudable goal. These goals seemed to be designed around the causes of WW1 and WW2. It may not have been perfectly implemented but what is perfect version 1.0? The USA had to rewrite the Articles of Confederation for similar issues (having the federal government assume the war debts of the Revolutionary War was a contentious topic that was addressed with the Constitution, not AoC iirc).

Could someone explain, why is the Euro seen as a bad thing? Perhaps, I am showing my age by asking this.

Comment Re:best news in a while.... (Score 1) 133

While I agree with the sentiment lets not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Fuck the federal student loan program.

As someone who used student loans (both private and federal) to get a B.S. in CS, the federal student loans were very helpful and were reasonable. Some of these changes had occurred recently, but loans that originated in 2005/6 were eligible of consolidation to take advantage of new government proposals (special loan consolidation in 2011/2012 iirc). These consolidations and proposals that passed lowered interest rates, payback amounts, possible forgiveness, etc. The private student loans however, were malicious. They knew you couldn't bankrupt out of them and they knew you were their bitch. It was one of the greatest days of my life paying those fuckers off.

The whole point of the student loans is to increase access to higher education, barring shit like UoP, that mission has been a success with record numbers of student enrollment. I would not have been able to get an education without them.

If there is another way to increase availability to higher education I am all ears. Student loans are not perfect but it's better then not having access to higher education.

Comment Re:What about low-income boys? (Score 1) 473

I am not denying the problems women face. We are a free society and they are free to choose their career based on what interests them. The information provided FTFA that I previously linked showed a disparity in interest. If the one of the biggest problem women have is that their friends will make fun of them? Yes, i don't have much sympathy for that. Thick skin, grow some. Society does not owe you any favors to end peer pressure or negative stereo types. Because the way to end stereo types is to not care and ignore them and change them yourself. Have some personal accountability. All of the women that are in STEM didn't let anyone bring them down or talk them out of it. That tells me there is equal opportunity. Just because it is not 50/50 does not mean it is inherently sexist.

They're not as free, socially, as boys to pursue those interests.

Are there any legal barriers stopping those interests? No? Then they are just as free. What obstacles stop a girl watching a youtube video that teaches how to code? What societal pressure will stop you from reading a technical manual? There are more opportunities now to cultivate any interest you have these days, if subtle intimidation or mean comments stop you from perusing your interests, clearly it wasn't that interesting to you. If necessary there are legal courses of action a woman can take to end that type of behavior in school or on the job.

If we, as a society, change our attitudes and prejudices and eliminate those absurd gender stereotypes women won't have to face those problems ever. They won't have to worry about sitting in a male dominated classroom or workplace. They won't have to deal with ridiculous attitudes about their competence or ability simply because they're women.

Bullshit. Ever worked in a restaurant? It makes STEM look like the Oprah Winfrey show. Male dominated classroom and/or workplace? That means quotas which mean equal outcomes, not opportunity. Also, this coddling and unnecessary affirmative action does little to help those ridiculous attitudes about their competence and abilities. did you get that job because of quota or because you earned it?

I have yet to see a compelling evidence that suggests women have less opportunity than men in STEM. STEM maybe male dominated, and some men are dicks but that doesn't mean less opportunity for women. Subtle social anxieties and stressors are not evidence of lack of opportunity. Get over it.

Comment Re:What about low-income boys? (Score 1) 473

The argument is that Computer Science/coding is now as core as basic numeracy and literacy,

i can agree with that. But that doesn't justify segregation. if it did, why don't we segregate all classes ( English, math, drama, science, etc ad infinitum)? Entire schools? Even the Workplace?

Comment Re:What about low-income boys? (Score 1) 473

Because if he did understand the issues involved, he would have to acknowledge that there are many good reasons for having a girls only class. He might not agree with them, but his original comment appeared to dismiss their very existence.

In the real world, men and women have work together. That is a very compelling reason against segregation. The good reasons for having segregation are not strong enough for that, imo.

I have not seen an acknowledgement for reasons against segregation. You appear to dismiss their very existence. Therefore, you do not understand the issues because if you did you would have acknowledged them.

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