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Comment: Re:The reason is more simple (Score 5, Informative) 499 499

That's one of two major factors, and yeah, even if one is solved, the other has to be to.

My next vehicle would be an electric except:

1. Price, as you mention. New - yeah, I guess the lowest end electrics compare to mid-priced vehicles, when subsidized, but it's still a price difference measured in many, many, thousands. But used? Forget it. And I'll be honest, I'm a used car buyer. I can't afford tens of thousands of dollars for a new vehicle.

2. There's a good chance the vehicle that'll need replacing will be the minivan. There are no electric minivans.

We need both a wide range of useful vehicles, and prices to be reasonable. It's hard to believe that it's not practical to build an electric vehicle with a 100 mile range for a price comparable to a gasoline powered vehicle of similar specification.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 1) 354 354

(FFS: An obvious troll is modded +5 Insightful, and virtually everyone calling them on it is modded down through the floor. That's moderation abuse. See you in metamod...)

This little loaded troll is +5 Insightful? The one that calls a harassment campaign that's trying to silence women (and other minorities) in tech and their supporters through threats of violence "free minded geeks", and those who oppose them "authoritarian" and "apologists for censorship"? Because constant threats of violence is somehow pro-free speech, and encouraging people to evaluate games, highlighting problematic aspects, and encouraging developers to produce more interesting work is pro-censorship?

There are countries out there that welcome the "MRA/Republican/Stormfront/Racist/Misogyno-nerds" (a fairly decent description of a campaign of relentless online terror against women, blacks, and left wingers) and others that make up your little cesspool - the countries that support the kind of terror you inflict on those who refuse to kowtow to your demands. An Iranian actor just had to apologize for tweeting support for the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. Russia continues to push the bar as far as imprisoning gay people for being gay in public. Saudi Arabia punishes women for invading your traditional male space by, you know, driving and stuff.

Those are countries you guys would love. Why don't you fuck off there, and let the rest of us enjoy a diverse community in which people don't get rape and death threats for criticizing the Hitman video game?

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 1) 354 354

So in the space of a few hours you have gone for vague speculation that one particular comment she allowed might possibly have got her fired, to it being a hard fact that can be used to make your argument.

She was shut down in the middle of the AMA - In the middle of a fucking sentence, FCOL - see here. I kinda doubt it had anything to do with her job performance.

Kinda like how all the "facts" GamerGate was based on were actually just innuendo and outright lies, but somehow became fact in the minds of it supporters.

GG wanted ethics in gaming - when they got it they shut up. That's about all that's needed to show that they didn't give a flying tootsie roll about women in gaming.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 0) 354 354

Christ, try being original with your trolling

?

It's been repeatedly proven that the "harassment" has been the professional victims using alternate accounts to send themselves messages - and it's also why none of these supposed "threats" have ever been reported to the police.

That's a complete lie. But it is what Gamergaters tell newcomers so they can feel good about supporting a campaign of harassment.

Do you feel good about not merely ignoring the high profile threats and harassment prominent women in tech are experiencing, but also smearing the victims as liars, and spreading false stories to try to get people to disbelieve them?

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 1) 354 354

I don't know about being afraid. I mean, look at how spectacularly it backfired. Intel removed advertising, then realized their mistake and put it back, and on top of that partnered with Sarkeesian's Feminist Frequency and spent $300m on diversity. All the other advertisers, like Mercedes, changed their minds within days.

Try weeks. Months, in the case of some (studios, apparently - they didn't want to alienate 90% of their purchasers). Lots of money was lost that was never made back. The media has since so spectacularly backed down from that "gamers are dead" message that none of them want to go near it again. They updated their policies, clarified their affiliate links, etc.

Looks to me and the rest of the world that GG's stated objectives were achieved. After all, that's what GG asked for. They got it. The media won't touch that message again. It doesn't matter how much was or wasn't spent on diversity, that wasn't GG's bone of contention. What GG complained about was fixed, hence there is no reason anymore for a GG movement to complain.

Comment: Re:Harrassment and frivolity (Score 1) 94 94

OK, but the settlement is unlikely to be for more than pennies (we're talking Youtube royalties here), so what lawyer is likely to take on the case?

Despite the view of many that the legal system is some kind of lottery where you can win arbitrary amounts of cash, the reality is that the civil system generally works on the basis of damages with any punitive element being small or non-existent. Most of the time the high awards you hear about for some injury or another are a product of high medical bills being involved, not because a judge wanted to make Macy's pay for having slippery floors (or whatever.)

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 4, Insightful) 354 354

Got any evidence ?

Plenty. You can start here.

Nobody's trying to "smear" GamerGate, we read what you write in your own words on 8chan, /r/KIA, and under the #gamergate hashtag.

Your entire movement started when Adam Baldwin tweeted links to YouTube videos smearing a female game dev's sex life because her ex-boyfriend wanted to run a hate campaign against her. That information is public domain. It's not something I just made up. It's the ORIGINS OF GAMERGATE. It's where the hashtag came from.

Forget the links I point to you above, take a look at the last few articles on Slashdot concerning gender - concerning subjects as minor and unthreatening as whether marketing a chemistry set specifically at girls might have the opposite affect to that intended (ie doing so might decrease interest by girls.) Something many of us would like to discuss, but can't, because you fuckers SHITPOST over EVERY. SINGLE. DISCUSSION, doing your absolute best to discourage anyone from even discussing the subject by flooding the comments section with misogynist trolls and off topic bullshit.

If you really are so stupid as to think that GamerGate is something to do with Ethics in Gaming Journalism, you might want to actually look into the movement. You might even want to look at the "journalists" it allies itself with.

Because if it did, it wouldn't:

- Do everything possible to prevent discussions of women in tech. Because that has nothing to do with "ethics in gaming journalism".

- Harass female game devs constantly, because that has nothing to do with "ethics in gaming journalism".

- Talk non stop about so-called "SJWs" and never mention journalists. Because that has nothing to do with "ethics in gaming journalism".

- Demand Slashdot ban discussions related to diversity in tech. Because that has nothing to do with "ethics in gaming journalism".

- Call JACK THOMPSON "BASED DAD", a lawyer who has actually tried to ban games, while calling Anita Sarkeesian a "censor" or "authoritarian", because she produced a video identifying tropes she feels are sexist in various video games. Because that has nothing to do with "ethics in gaming journalism".

- Support the "journalism" of Milo Yiannopoulos, because he certainly has NOTHING to do with "ethics in (ANY) journalism" FFS.

- Pretend a mass harassment campaign against prominent women in journalism is not going on, pretending instead it's some kind of fund raising stunt (even though it doesn't apparently help any of the targets that it's going on), because that has nothing to do with "ethics in gaming journalism".

Do you get the picture?

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score -1, Flamebait) 354 354

(Third attempt: reposted due to abusive moderation. Interesting how the moderation on virtually everything I post that's anti-harassment these days proves my point. What has happened to tech? What has happened to Slashdot? If I'd posted a year ago that a bunch of female devs would be suffering harassment up to and including rape threats and worse in an attempt to prevent them from speaking about problems they encounter, I'd have been laughed out of town. Now it's happening a significant number of people on Slashdot actively support that hatred campaign and are doing everything they can to silence anyone who opposes it.)

This little loaded troll is +5 Insightful? The one that calls a harassment campaign that's trying to silence women (and other minorities) in tech and their supporters through threats of violence "free minded geeks", and those who oppose them "authoritarian" and "apologists for censorship"? Because constant threats of violence is somehow pro-free speech, and encouraging people to evaluate games, highlighting problematic aspects, and encouraging developers to produce more interesting work is pro-censorship?

There are countries out there that welcome the "MRA/Republican/Stormfront/Racist/Misogyno-nerds" (a fairly decent description of a campaign of relentless online terror against women, blacks, and left wingers) and others that make up your little cesspool - the countries that support the kind of terror you inflict on those who refuse to kowtow to your demands. An Iranian actor just had to apologize for tweeting support for the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. Russia continues to push the bar as far as imprisoning gay people for being gay in public. Saudi Arabia punishes women for invading your traditional male space by, you know, driving and stuff.

Those are countries you guys would love. Why don't you fuck off there, and let the rest of us enjoy a diverse community in which people don't get rape and death threats for criticizing the Hitman video game?

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 0) 354 354

Your post was downvoted for pretending people like Jenny Bharaj or Oliver Campbell are white male teenager, rather than a women and a black man.

I've never heard of either of these people, nor are they mentioned in my post.

At least be honest when you try to broadly paint a movement as something, as not to dismiss women and minorities like you did. You won't get down modded as much if you are truthful, rather than posting simple flamebait.

What the ever loving fuck are you talking about? Or is this a #notyourshield troll?

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 1) 354 354

The policy updates were minor classifications of existing rules. The articles stopped when GanerGate died down.

They're too damn afraid to write another "gamers are dead" article. GG got exactly what they asked for - "stop fucking with gamers!" - so why should the movement do anything more. That, by the way, is the rational response - when you get what you asked for you shut the hell up.

If those gaming-media-industry-experts really think they've come out on top all they have to do is write another "gamers are dead" article. Hell, you still see it now - when the creationists come out of the woodwork with "SEXISM" you see plenty of response along the lines of "do you have any evidence?"

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 2) 354 354

What really gets me is the war on free speech.

That's rich. You *do* realise that the woman being fired is being fired because, ironically, she lets too much free speech stay up. You're actually sitting at a desk somewhere pouring outrage into your keyboard because someone, somewhere, refuses to follow your ideologically-determined morals.

You (and the rest) have more in common with the Westboro Baptists than with Voltaire. BTW, this is not something you should be proud of.

(PS. You weren't the only one around in the days of BBS's and dialup from C64's - I don't seem to remember anyone preaching their morals to me, the way you and your ilk use your fredom of speech to preach your morals to everyone else).

Comment: Re:Harrassment and frivolity (Score 4, Insightful) 94 94

I believe there's a concept called Slander of Title, but I'm not sure it actually results in serious damages being paid out, and quite honestly, how many YouTube contributors want to/can afford to pay for a lawyer to sue over what, at best, would be a tiny, measured in pennies, royalty check?

I don't actually buy the argument that this was a mistake. Rumblefish actually doubled down when they were called on that birdsong mistake mentioned in the summary, and Google backed them. I think Rumblefish knows they've found a loop hole, and Google are too scared of the larger copyright holders to vet their claims.

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score -1, Troll) 354 354

(Repost due to abusive moderation. Interesting how the moderation on virtually everything I post that's anti-harassment these days proves my point. What has happened to tech? What has happened to Slashdot? If I'd posted a year ago that a bunch of female devs would be suffering harassment up to and including rape threats and worse in an attempt to prevent them from speaking about problems they encounter, I'd have been laughed out of town. Now it's happening a significant number of people on Slashdot actively support that hatred campaign and are doing everything they can to silence anyone who opposes it.)

This little loaded troll is +5 Insightful? The one that calls a harassment campaign that's trying to silence women (and other minorities) in tech and their supporters through threats of violence "free minded geeks", and those who oppose them "authoritarian" and "apologists for censorship"? Because constant threats of violence is somehow pro-free speech, and encouraging people to evaluate games, highlighting problematic aspects, and encouraging developers to produce more interesting work is pro-censorship?

There are countries out there that welcome the "MRA/Republican/Stormfront/Racist/Misogyno-nerds" (a fairly decent description of a campaign of relentless online terror against women, blacks, and left wingers) and others that make up your little cesspool - the countries that support the kind of terror you inflict on those who refuse to kowtow to your demands. An Iranian actor just had to apologize for tweeting support for the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. Russia continues to push the bar as far as imprisoning gay people for being gay in public. Saudi Arabia punishes women for invading your traditional male space by, you know, driving and stuff.

Those are countries you guys would love. Why don't you fuck off there, and let the rest of us enjoy a diverse community in which people don't get rape and death threats for criticizing the Hitman video game?

Comment: Re:Indeed (Score 0) 354 354

Which campaign is this ? I haven't seen such a campaign online or in tech

Wow, you've not read any media whatsoever in the last year or so? That's impressive.

The campaign is called "Gamergate". It's been extensively covered by most media outlets.

In fact, most tech places I've worked at for the last 18 years have been tripping over themselves to hire any women that actually apply, as long as they are qualified.

Indeed, and GG seems to be, in part, a reaction to that.

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