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Comment: Re:Business (Score 3, Insightful) 208

Judging by the number of broken web sites I've seen lately, we could use a bit more staticness and a bit less dynamicness

And a good deal faster too. It seems to be very fashionable now to use heaps of mandatory JS to serve up what in the end amounts to some text with a few images and perhaps a link or two. In other words exactly what HTML was designed to do, except it used 20M of JS libraries, hogs the CPU for a few minutes to render and is otherwise horrid.

But hey, it uses a different font to the default.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 380

by serviscope_minor (#47950007) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

That would be exactly my point. You just label anyone that disagrees with you to have "outright reprehensible behaviour".

And you just cherry pick and ouright make shit up. If you read his posts, you will very clearly see that he does not in fact label literally everyone who disagrees with him as having outright reprehensible behaviour. As far as I see, it's fine for him to label the dickheads who disagree as dickheads.

Either that or you just conveniently ignore (or pretend don't exist) the huge amount of people that disagree with you and do not have reprehensible behaviour.

I think you're confused as to who is ignoring what. You seem to be ignoring the people who disagree over things in a reasonable way who he isn't in fac labelling as sexist.

You think that you are better than people; you think that entitles you to act like an asshole.

You're projecting here. What I see is him disagreeing with people who are basically asshole MRAs and you jumping all over him accusing him of being a "straw feminist" whatever the fuck that is. You are thereby getting a very smug feeling of superiority over him (and now presumably me) which is exactly what you're accusing him of.

Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 380

by serviscope_minor (#47949797) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

But when I came back recently, the first thing I noticed was that the community is awful. Apparently everyone with 2 ounces of social skills left a while ago. The people left seem to be mostly basement dwelling neckbeards who have ridiculous issues with women.

Witness the rise of the MRA movement. The shared voice seems to have emboldened them o share their deep issues and repulsive attitudes much more freely.

Comment: Re:Don't Miss The Point (Score 1) 103

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) 333

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) 333

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.

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