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Comment: What sort of prize? (Score 0) 185

by russotto (#48895305) Attached to: Bjarne Stroustrup Awarded 2015 Dahl-Nygaard Prize

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?

Comment: Re:It Remains a Journalism Scandal. Deal With It. (Score 1) 685

by russotto (#48876845) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

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".

Comment: Re:Better Late Than Never (Score 1) 685

by russotto (#48875737) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

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)

Comment: Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (Score 1) 685

by russotto (#48871311) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

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.

Comment: Re:Three Cheers for Zoe Quinn (Score 1) 685

by russotto (#48871271) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

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.

Comment: Re:It's about raising the mean... (Score 1) 263

by russotto (#48868533) Attached to: The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

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.

Comment: Re:Chelsea Van Valkenberg's not a victim, but a pe (Score 1) 685

by russotto (#48868223) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

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.

Comment: Re:Three Cheers for Zoe Quinn (Score 1) 685

by russotto (#48867955) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

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.

Comment: Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (Score 2) 685

by russotto (#48862621) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

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.

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