The purpose of all these regulations Uber and Lyft have been running into isn't safety or liability or anything like that; those are the excuses. The purpose is specifically to keep everyone inside the box.
The "most prestigious prize in object-oriented computer science". Low bar there. OOP is a hoax. Not everything is an object. C++ is all things to all programmers and nearly all of it bad. It was already bad before templates, the way temporaries would pop up to screw you all over the place. Add templates and the language is an utter disaster. Use templates to implement a functional paradigm in a fundamentally procedural language and WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING?
You'd still be an addict, just one who could never satisfy his cravings. This sounds more like some sort of torture that an aid to quitting.
Grayson gets plenty of hate. Along with other men like Arthur Chu, Ian Miles Cheong, and Jonathan McIntosh (the other half of Sarkeesian's Feminist Frequency). McIntosh probably gets more than the rest, because he posts dumb stuff to twitter all the time; he's got his own hashtag, "#FullMcIntosh".
The doomsday clock was about nuclear war originally. When they added climate change (now that global thermonuclear war seems extremely unlikely) it was a desperate attempt to keep the clock somehow relevant. It's not. At least not unless Putin gets even crazier.
You can have a completely freezing cold contest between SJWs and anybody else, but it still won't be a discussion about sexism in games. It won't be a discussion in anything, for that matter.
If you argue with an SJW, you're part of the problem in their eyes. (Not sarcasm; you can't make this stuff up)
Wouldn't that lead credence to my earlier theory that SJW is used as a pejorative for feminist, now that feminazi isn't used as much anymore?
More properly, SJW is a pejorative for the same people that some on the right called "feminazi", so-called third-wave intersectional feminists. It is not used for second-wave feminists or egalitarian feminists (whose feminism the SJWs like to use in a bait-and-switch strategy). Unlike "feminazi", the term "SJW" is used by both those on the non-SJW left and the right.
I've seen people saying mean things about both of them.
Wait, wait, when you say "hassling" you're not talking about death threats or posting of personal information or anything like that, you're talking about "saying mean things"? Welcome to the world... no one except Kim Jong Eun is beyond criticism.
Yes, people have differences in "natural ability" but that accounts for less than 1% of the variability in performance. The vast majority of differences in performance are accounted for by practice, training and experience.
Now there's a line of unbelievable bullshit if I've ever seen one.
Mike was never swatted. He made that up.
He never claimed to have been swatted. He claimed two people were encouraging their followers to report him to the police for spurious reasons, and that this was in order to get him SWATted. I'm not convinced of the latter, but the former is certainly true.
Exactly. Anita had nothing to do with game journalism corruption, she is openly a political activists. The group of people hassling Quinn were the same people hassling Sarkeesian.
You know this latter HOW? As far as I know, only one person hassling Sarkeesian has been identified (by GamerGate, in fact). A Brazilian journalist, as it happens. And when Anita was informed, she said they already knew about that guy.
Sarkeesian inserted herself into GG by making the claim that GG was the people who have been harassing her for years, but presented no evidence for it.
As for Sarkeesian I've seen the stuff written about her. The critiques of her analysis are included with all sorts of overblown drama and then of course there were the outright insults.
Being dramatic and insulting doesn't mean their objections were wrong.
Do you have any evidence that people actually supporting GG were making those threats?
Ha ha, no. In fact, they like to post screencaps about doxxing and swatting from different boards on 8chan and claim those are from Gamergate. If you call them on their lies they claim all of 8chan is Gamergate, or they claim the other boards are Gamergate because they targeted people who were attacking Gamergate. They fail to mention that the people who were attacking Gamergate also attacked 8chan as a whole.
As long as it's a garbage collected language it goes in the heap with Java, C# and the rest of the garbage collected languages. If you want to compete with C and C++, you need real memory management.
The Underground Railroad was run by abolitionists. Even John Brown, bombthrower though he may have been, was not an SJW. "Social Justice" is all this shit about privilege and oppression olympics and progressive stack. It holds that discrimination against a privileged group (white males) is not only benign but beneficial and that members of that group should shut up and accept it as their due.
Posting this to the front page really isn't supporting them if the tone of the comments is anything to go by.
YouTube: Never read the comments.
Slashdot: Never read the article.
So it is written, so it shall be.