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Comment Re:More facetime (Score 5, Insightful) 1145

How was it sexist to talk about big dicks? I'm sure if they talked about big boobs that would be "sexist" too?

So is talking about sexual body parts inherently sexist or something?

It seems to me that making that accusation in the first place, inherently, is sexist... as if women can't talk or hear about about body parts.

This situation is especially funny to me, because I still do occasional support for my ex-girlfriend's mother's small business. She is an ultra-liberal feminazi type. I recall a few months ago mentioning a dongle... and she cracked a "haha dongle sounds like a slang word for penis" type of joke. I guess this means she must secretly hate women or something?

Sure, it was probably an inappropriate joke to make in public--but because it was juvenile, not because it was "sexist." It seems me that Adria Richards saw some type of moment to be seen as a crusader for women and lost site of the actual non-issue at hand. Her website is "butyoureagirl.com," after all. She needs to take a step back and stop trying to define herself by the fact that she's a woman doing things that primarily men do.

Comment Just stop spending your money... (Score 5, Insightful) 469

Stop spending your money on this garbage.

There are plenty of great indie/homebrew games out there. I know it's a long shot that these titles will ever be "mainstream," but the biggest problem is that although I hear gamers whine and bitch about DRM and the like, none of them have the self-control to stop buying these titles. Stop. It. I know it's hard, for example, for a Final Fantasy fan to NOT buy the latest FF title, but realize that as long as you do so, you will keep this going forever.

Comment Re:Arab Spring (Score 3, Informative) 440

I don't disagree about how our terribly our government works, but it's kind of funny that you conveniently left out the very next question in that interview:

QUESTION: Is this file, by any chance, connected to the invitation – extended invitation – for President Mubarak to visit the United States?
SECRETARY CLINTON: No. It’s an annual report. It is not in any way connected. We look forward to President Mubarak coming as soon as his schedule would permit. I had a wonderful time with him this morning. I really consider President and Mrs. Mubarak to be friends of my family. So I hope to see him often here in Egypt and in the United States.
QUESTION: How do you view the presidency in Egypt, the future of the presidency in Egypt?
SECRETARY CLINTON: That’s for the people of Egypt to decide. That is a very important issue that really is up to Egyptians.

Comment Re:shit (Score 4, Insightful) 176

Microsoft: Develops proprietary non-standard browser set to default on their dominating operating system, takes over the web
Apple: forks an open source browser project, develops Webkit out of it, gives it back to the community and works with the community, refuses to support proprietary buggy exploit-ridden browser plug-ins and helps kill it off from the web

i'm not happy about the whole h.264 thing either, but at least we know they have a reason--their idevices are only capable of decoding h.264 in hardware. it doesn't really make it any better but what they have done isn't anything near what MSFT did 10+ years ago.

Comment Re:Try NewEgg (Score 1) 570

I started out on the "I hate Windows 8" bandwagon, but... I am using Windows 8 in a Parallels VM on my MacBook Pro and I find its performance is so much better than Windows 7's. With Windows 7 I would have battery drains, fans, etc. when idling just like you say. Now with Windows 8 I literally leave the VM running 24/7 without a problem (8GB of RAM, Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz). Coherence doesn't work as well with Windows 8 due to the fullscreen nature of Metro, so I just run Windows 8 in its own workspace and three-finger swipe to it when I need it. The performance benefits of Windows 8 are pretty extraordinary. Don't tell my Apple-hating friends I said that though, I'm an Apple fanboy and wouldn't hear the end of it. :-)

Comment Everyone will complain... (Score 1) 272

Everyone will complain, but if I asked you to name one consumer tech company that does things most differently than any other, you'd say Apple. Why should Apple not enjoy the protection of these differences--which clearly make them very successful? I don't have a solution in particular here, but it's hard to claim that Apple has nothing to pursue here.

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