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Comment: Re:Don't Miss The Point (Score 1) 90

by serviscope_minor (#47943349) Attached to: Dremel Releases 3D Printer

It's a toy.

Bullshit. That's spoken like someone with too little imagination to know what to do with it. There's plenty of useful stuff one can do with a single head PLA only 3D printer. Look for example at how many printers are built with printed parts. Turns out you can build more than just 3D printers with plastic parts. Who knew, eh?

And with a little gingery furnace, one can go from cheap 3D printed plastic t cast aluminium... there are several online guides for this. And so on.

Comment: Re:Chromebook (Score 1) 318

Egads. You're making this too complicated. Just buy them a Chromebook or an iPad with a keyboard and be done with it.

That's it! Simple?

Out of interest do chromebooks and/or iPads support dialup? If not, your simple suggestion is suddenly not so simple as you like to believe.

Comment: Re:Dial up can still access gmail (Score 1) 318

Gmail optimizes for low bandwidth links.

Not really, it doesn't. I mean it seems to optimize for what googlers consider to be low bandwidth (anything under about 150mbit/s or so), but for actual modem speeds it makes me yearn for 1996 era hotmail. Now that really was optimized for low bandwidth links.

Comment: Re:There is actually one problem with opensource (Score 1) 185

by serviscope_minor (#47837783) Attached to: Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

There are FOSS versions available, but proprietary versions, like Eagle, are significantly easier to use.

I like and use Eagle. However, have you seen the push routing in KiCad? That looks really, really nice. Of course I haven't switched because I now have my nice component libraries. KiCad is beginning to get very positive opinions.

Comment: Re:Accusations (Score 1) 1134

by serviscope_minor (#47836135) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

You're a bit thick really.

I specifically stated that I would retract the accusation of sexist if he'd ever used levelled similar insults at men.

Note how I didn't very specifically did NOT specify the exact word. Since you seem either unwilling or unable to actually read my post, let me spell it out in excruciating detail:

use of the word whore != sexist

Insulting only women and not men for having too much sex == sexist.

Comment: Re:affirmative (Score 4, Informative) 203

by serviscope_minor (#47833447) Attached to: Is There a Creativity Deficit In Science?

It's not as bad as all that, but it's still not great.

Basically the way it works is this:

A young, energetic research employed on grant A burns themself out moonlighting on project B.

They then present the complete B as a proposal which might get funded.

B gets funded and they use the money for B to work on C.

Risky stuff does get done, and using exactly the same money but the funding bodies are entering into the fiction that they're involved in the risk. Of course they are since the money has to come from somewhere. It also involves a shitty life for the early career researcher.

So, the funding bodies are idiots, but pretending risky stuff doesn't get done does a great disservice to those who actually do it.

Comment: Re:Accusations (Score 1) 1134

by serviscope_minor (#47833425) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

And I specifically said you're sexist because you seem to think only women can be whores.

Yes and you said that because you're a total block-head who is apparently unable to read.

Allow me to explain one last time, though I doubt you'll be able to comprehend anything consisting of more than four or five words.

Whore is a perjoratave (it means insulting) term. I said he's sexist if he only uses that term on women.

How the hell you got from that to "lol u think nly womens can be teh whores lol u r sexist lol trolololol" I have no idea. That I think is an accurate representation of your thought process and mental capacity.

Comment: Re:Accusations (Score 1) 1134

by serviscope_minor (#47830321) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Who's contending the derogatory part? Derogatory != sexist.

Are you simple or are you only capable of holding half a sentance in your head at one go.

I *SPECIFICALLY* said way back in the beginning that I wouldn't considerit sexist if he's ever used similar terms for men. If he only uses it for women then yes, it is sexist.

moron.

Comment: Re:Accusations (Score 1) 1134

by serviscope_minor (#47829327) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

a person using the insult "whore" is sexist

Where did I say that? In fact I specifically included a line in the original post to forestall such comments. Please go back and read the post.

Anyway, why do you think Khyber was using the word 'whore' as an insult?

Because it's almost always used that way? These days it's a derogatory term for prostitute. Even if she was a prostiture it's still an insult.

Comment: Re:Accusations (Score 1) 1134

by serviscope_minor (#47829265) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Right, just because you're aware of the error doesn't mean you're not still in error. At some level, you're assuming whore woman.

The phrase "whore" is most commonly used as a pejorative directed at women (as it was in this case) who are having (as defined by the person using the phrase) too much sex. It is almost never dirceted at men, because very many people have double standards about sex when it comes to men and women.

Next time, I'll just assume you're unfairly characterizing another person.

Anyone using "whore" is an insult is at best a puritan. Unless they use similar things for men as well, they're also a sexist puritan. There's a very high chance that the person is a sexist puritan, because puritanical attitudes usually come with all sorts of fucked up assumptions about sex and those fucked up attitudes while by no means exclusively sexist, contain a fair dose of sexism.

So yes: if someone uses the insult "whore" it does indeed tell me a fair amount about the person. Certainly enough for me to characterize some aspects.

Comment: Re:Accusations (Score 4, Insightful) 1134

by serviscope_minor (#47827641) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Besides the fact Zoe herself admitted to being a whore publicly

Really? I don't remember reading anything about her admitting to taking payment for sex.

Or do you mean that she merely has a lot of sex? In which case take your sexist (I'll recant that accusation if you've ever levelled similar insults at man who has done comparable things), puritanical attitudes somewhere where you might find fellow people who are jealous of others sex lives.

Comment: Re:Again?! (Score 1) 1134

by serviscope_minor (#47827497) Attached to: Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

The Zoe Quinn who shut down a gamejam specifically targetted at helping women coders, because she perceived it as in competition with her own fundraising efforts?

[citation needed]/pics or it didn't happen/insert meme about how any random person can make shit up on the internet.

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