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Comment Re:Come the fuck on (Score 1) 339

Scroll down on the tour page, they have screenshots.

Having said that, trying it is always going to be the only way to do a proper evaluation. I use a VM for such testing. I tried pretty much all the available online backup services. Spideroak's client is slightly above average, their privacy and security is good, and the price was right.

Comment Re:Only an Apple phenomenon? (Score 1) 264

The old "look, this is even worse!" fallacy.

Apple is a good target to pressure for better conditions. They have the money and the margin, they can afford to do it and could eat the relatively small cost. They also pride themselves on taking a moral stance on issues, like not unlocking phones for the FBI or a dead kid's parents, so working conditions should in theory matter to them. Of course, in practice, they care more when it doesn't cost anything to care.

The West has a big part to play in this. Sure, the Chinese do too, but it's often western companies demanding the lowest possible cost, and then moving to India if they can't get it from there. We can't shirk responsibility, especially when we have the power to do something about it at very little cost to ourselves.

Comment Re:This is funny (Score 2) 89

His early tactic against Hilary was to suggest that women were incompetent in top jobs, because they go on the rag every month and shit like that. Imply they got the job because of their looks (likely a factor with Kelly, it being Fox) and keep pushing the idea that only a man can be relied on for these things.

He has toned it down a bit now and focused more on the crooked angle, but I think it's going to keep haunting him through the campaign and make it very hard to pick up enough female voters to win.

Comment Re:Cupertino-based (Score 1) 89

Same reason they put "designed in California" on the box, they want people thinking that it's an "American" product even though much of the technology is European and East Asian, including Chinese, and of course they are made in China.

Also helps focus the jury's mind when deciding patent cases, to remember that Apple is based in the US and Samsung in Korea.

Also helps distract people from the fact that they became an Irish company to avoid US taxes. Hipsters tend to think companies should pay their taxes.

Comment Re:More hyper-liberal stupidity (Score 1) 283

Or just do it like the Fast and Furious movies. Casually diverse, while avoiding racial and gender stereotypes. It's so effortless you don't even notice. And the movies are great, for what they are - dumb action flicks.

HACF isn't unrealistic for the time, in terms of having a small number of women in the industry, some of them running things. What is your problem with it?

Comment Re:Bechdel Test (Score 1) 283

Consider Guybrush Threepwood, start of the Monkey Island series. He's weak, socially awkward, cowardly, kind of a nerd and generally the last person you'd think of to even cabin boy on a pirate ship, let alone captain one. He is abused, verbally and physically, mistreated, shunned, hated and generally made to feel unwanted.

I don't think you have actually played that game.

Guybrush is full of bravado. He becomes an expert sword fighter early in the game, beating the Sword Master (who happens to be female). He becomes a captain about mid way through, owning his own boat that he bought with his own money from Stan the used boat salesman. He manages to round up a crew, he's fearless (even if it's due to shear recklessness much of the time).

And yes, he is a comical idiot at times. He has romantic notions of saving Marley, but she doesn't need saving. That's hardly a "slap in the face" to men, unless you think that your worth as a man is defined by how much of a hero you are. And in the end he not only defeats LeChuck but also hooks up Marley anyway.

Comment Re:Bechdel Test (Score 2, Informative) 283

You mean these videos, the ones that more than fulfil her original Kickstarter promises, and all the stretch goals, and a bonus season 2 of shorter videos and game reviews?

Tropes vs Women is one of the few times that a Kickstarter campaign massively exceeded its goals and then actually delivered.

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