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by aoeu
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Red Cross Skims Off 25% of Donations
Replies: 24
Views: 6933

Re: Red Cross Skims Off 25% of Donations

sardia wrote:I don't think blood donations are fungible, and don't suffer the same problems that monetary donations do.

Red Cross sells the blood. Not sure if there are more charitable organizations accepting blood donations though.
by aoeu
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1475
Views: 254112

Re: British EU referendum in June

The EU does prohibit individual countries from making trade/immigration deals. And it has a pretty high incentive to force a bad deal on Britain. Forcing a deal that is economically bad for both sides for political reasons would also make the EU look exactly as tyrannical as they are painting it to...
by aoeu
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 50 Dead, 53 Injured in Orlando Gay Club Shooting
Replies: 490
Views: 73404

Re: Terror attack on Orlando gay club

I doubt the gay club had personally slighted him in any way, so clearly there was a political motive and this can be called terrorism. However it wasn't an attack against the US or its government. If he were alive he would probably say he was doing the country a favor.
by aoeu
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris
Replies: 136
Views: 28900

Re: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris

leady wrote:Ah yes, the immediate equivocation of imperialism from between 75 - 200 years ago with the current global and ongoing religious based terrorism & outright total war

And who started the war?
by aoeu
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Imbalance
Replies: 22
Views: 6156

Re: Sexual Imbalance

A shortage of women is just the status quo. The sex ratio at birth is something like 1.05 men / 1 women. Most nations only end up with a majority of women because men die off quicker. In Mexico, the sex ratio shifts in age group 25-29, 40-44 in the US, 45-49 in France, 50-54 in Iran and the UK, 55-5...
by aoeu
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

Btw http://i.imgur.com/TUJ0lwy.png What a big change from quartal to quartal. Sometimes I wonder if the GG people even realize that Anita for instance probably would raised much less money and had gotten much less publicity if they just did nothing. She also managed to produce only 2 videos in all ...
by aoeu
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Prime Minister wants to ban encryption.
Replies: 29
Views: 9684

Re: British Prime Minister wants to ban encryption.

Taken literally I don't think it's controversial, is it? would pursue banning encrypted messaging services if Britain’s intelligence services were not given access to the communications . If companies serving UK customers are presented with valid court orders and refuse to comply, under the rule of...
by aoeu
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

1) You didn't read the original article if you're painting it as "an anti-GGer trying to slander GG". GG was not mentioned once in the article. The article was, and remains, a criticism of 8chan, not Gamergate. 2) You clearly didn't read a damn thing I've posted if you think I'm angry at ...
by aoeu
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

Then why do you say she stood up for something? The post is content-free. It begins with some bait for morons on the internet to gawk at ("whenever I see gamers now I go home depressed") and then devotes a couple of paragraphs to "gee, it sure would suck if I got doxxed". Wow, t...
by aoeu
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=gamergate%2C%20sarkeesian%2C%20felicia%20day&date=today%203-m&cmpt=q So I looked at Google Trends, and predictably gamergate & Anita Sarkeesian have been going hand in hand lately. But curiously the biggest impact so far appears to have been from F...
by aoeu
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=gamergate%2C%20sarkeesian%2C%20felicia%20day&date=today%203-m&cmpt=q So I looked at Google Trends, and predictably gamergate & Anita Sarkeesian have been going hand in hand lately. But curiously the biggest impact so far appears to have been from F...
by aoeu
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=gamergate%2C%20sarkeesian%2C%20felicia%20day&date=today%203-m&cmpt=q So I looked at Google Trends, and predictably gamergate & Anita Sarkeesian have been going hand in hand lately. But curiously the biggest impact so far appears to have been from Fe...
by aoeu
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:05 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

I'm not condoning the behavior or logic btw, I'm simply trying to describe how people are looking at it. Well you can parrot their factually inaccurate information all day, that doesn't really get us anywhere though. Why did you quote that one particular bit? Because I get the feeling you misread h...
by aoeu
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

PAstrychef wrote:That refusing to accede to those who behave badly is seen as bad business sense

That's about the opposite of what's been said in this thread
by aoeu
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

Great article on GamerGate and "ethics" #Gamergate and the failure of ethics So I’ve done a fair amount of work in ethics. I studied it as an M.Phil at a centre for Applied Ethics; I wrote on it for Big Think, write on it for Daily Beast, the Guardian and elsewhere. I teach it at a local ...
by aoeu
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

PAstrychef wrote:What exactly was anyone supposed to gain?

Even Zaku realized the benefits a few posts back. I doubt you are below that.
by aoeu
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

Any article on gamergate that opens with a picture of Anita Sarkeesian is a poor joke. She is just a B-list celebrity saying sensational things to try and extend her relevance. I couldn't care less if she is b-list, c-list, or z-list celebrity or if her ideas are feminazi trash. But it seems that i...
by aoeu
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

See that post is at least somewhat informative. Your previous one was not. I stand by my statement. Ok, I don't understand. Pratically every important news outlet in the world talked about Gamergate, and you are seeking information on the Xkcd forum? Try with the Wikipedia page. It's a good start. ...
by aoeu
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

omgryebread, although I'm not quoting your post, be assured that I have read it in its entirety. I've tried made it clear earlier in this thread that I consider this entire event to be a toxic wasteland of discussion. Following your post precisely would lead us to the epicenter of that toxic wastel...
by aoeu
Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gamergate
Replies: 700
Views: 156945

Re: Gamergate

I just find it beautiful what Gawker has done. They stoked the controversy, proved it right that gaming journalism perhaps has a lack of ethics, lent legitimacy to gamergate by having serious big companies pull ads from them, and now they are in all likelihood making a ton of money from the traffic ...
by aoeu
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Ethics of AdBlock
Replies: 639
Views: 131530

Re: Ethics of AdBlock

So many websites trying to max their ad views / clicks is ruining the internet. It leads to so much spam and rumors. I wish everyone installed adblock.
by aoeu
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Mental support for pedophiles
Replies: 51
Views: 25879

Re: Mental support for pedophiles

If this became a thing it would be curious to see how it dealt with pedophiles vs anyone who has dabbled below the age of consent.
by aoeu
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Microsoft to buy Mojang (aka Minecraft) for $2.5 Billion
Replies: 31
Views: 7701

Re: Microsoft to buy Mojang (aka Minecraft) for $2.5 Billion

It's weird to pay billions for something anyone could clone for a fraction of the cost. It would be pretty funny if some other tech giant released or started contributing to an existing open source minecraft clone to try and undermine MS.
by aoeu
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22460

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

Over here the figures that get repeated are that if the Russian economy drops 3% we drop 0.5%
by aoeu
Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russia Offers $100,000 for Cracking Tor
Replies: 4
Views: 3308

Re: Russia Offers $100,000 for Cracking Tor

Is the contract (RFP?) for "cracking" tor or just for identifying tor connections so they can be blocked? Does anyone know Russian here? Anyway, even if the tor network was perfectly safe, almost nothing else on your computer is, especially not the browser (to make it worse tor comes with ...
by aoeu
Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Best Writing System?
Replies: 60
Views: 42649

Re: Best Writing System?

Кириллица isn't slower to write than Latin, and I don't see why it would seem to be. There's a good cursive of it that works very similarly to Latin cursive. No, it's not slower to write, but it is harder on the eyes. In print, there are only eight lowercase letters with features below the baseline...
by aoeu
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google tells music magazine to censor album covers
Replies: 44
Views: 11247

Re: Google tells music magazine to censor album covers

Crissa wrote:They're enforcing their standards upon a broad swath of communities where it is inappropriate.

And I totally am allowed to complain about that.

-Crissa

How do you know it's Google doing it, and not their customers?
by aoeu
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border
Replies: 102
Views: 22460

Re: MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine-Russian Border

Kazza3 wrote:the Russians aren't flying over at the moment

Is that a fact though? I haven't really followed the situation. I would expect Russians planes would be routinely skirting the border, just to see if the Ukrainians react etc.
by aoeu
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ex-wife takes down husband's suicide note from the internet
Replies: 57
Views: 15868

Re: Ex-wife takes down husband's suicide note from the inter

I'm quoted a minor one before.. from your own source in fact: "... that in some cases perceptions of gender bias may discourage fathers from seeking custody and stereotypes about fathers may sometimes affect case outcomes." A perception of bias in the system is not actually bias in the sy...
by aoeu
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man faces trial over Revenge Porn website
Replies: 36
Views: 7958

Re: Man faces trial over Revenge Porn website

I don't quite care what he's charged with, as long as it says "This isn't happening again." The worst outcome would be some mushy judge rewriting the law to be very muddled about whether it's ok or not to profit from nude pictures of people without their consent. Better to invent a good s...
by aoeu
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:25 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man faces trial over Revenge Porn website
Replies: 36
Views: 7958

Re: Man faces trial over Revenge Porn website

What's the expected outcome? Can he argue that the content was submitted by the users so he has no responsibility beyond responding to take-down notices? At a glance changemyreputation.com was just a lame scam site with no connection to the porn, though I have not checked how he may have linked to i...
by aoeu
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tesla 'open source' their patents
Replies: 54
Views: 13505

Re: Tesla 'open source' their patents

A bit of googlin suggests that Tesla does use a somewhat different approach than most (and I presume that is reflected in the patents). I can't vouch for the accuracy of my reading. Tesla builds battery packs from cylindric cells like those in laptops, through the chemistry seems slightly unusual f...
by aoeu
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:51 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 12-yo girls stab friend 19X to impress Slenderman (meme)
Replies: 44
Views: 16883

Re: 12-yo girls stab friend 19X to impress Slenderman (meme)

Derek wrote:I don't think they understand how slenderman works.

They probably understand it full well. There is little reason to think their story isn't made up for the sake of defense.
by aoeu
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Taliban Releases US POW
Replies: 196
Views: 27610

Re: Taliban Releases US POW

Aren't ransoms (especially from (pseudo?)civilian hostages) already a major source of funding for these organizations? I thought it was an open secret Western governments would usually yield and pay big money to get their citizens released.
by aoeu
Tue May 27, 2014 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49449

Re: Isla Vista shooting

(And "incel" means "involuntary celibacy", a fancy made-up name for people who made a whole identity out of not getting the sex they feel they should be getting.) How many incels have you actually talked to? Incels, or whatever term you prefer, are people with severe romantic re...
by aoeu
Tue May 27, 2014 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49449

Re: Isla Vista shooting

What you can learn from this one is that the Police are terrible at recognising spree killers in waiting, even when they interview them! Spree killers do have a strong tendancy to be white and well off and are almost always male. Seems we could also learn something from that even if not from anythi...
by aoeu
Sun May 25, 2014 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49449

Re: Isla Vista shooting

but then was ashamed that he had to pay a girl to be his friend when other people had friends normally. Why do you (aoeu) think that paying someone for sex would have turned out any differently? I mean, hell, he obviously knew prostitution was a thing, because duh. So he already apparently didn't t...
by aoeu
Sun May 25, 2014 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Isla Vista shooting
Replies: 416
Views: 49449

Re: Isla Vista shooting

Copying this over from the other thread, because it's something that has come up in pretty much every discussion of this, as though sending fuckheads like this guy to prostitutes will magically make everything sunshine and roses. Personally, I vote for legalizing/regulating prostitution. This guy w...
by aoeu
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oklahoma Double Execution Botched
Replies: 83
Views: 14812

Re: Oklahoma Double Execution Botched

What? How can they not know how to quickly an painlessly kill a person? At the very least put them under the same you would for surgery. That shit has been tested and proven forever. Is it really too much to ask for an anesthesiologist at an execution? Then it is just a matter of finding a chemical...
by aoeu
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oklahoma Double Execution Botched
Replies: 83
Views: 14812

Re: Oklahoma Double Execution Botched

The article seems to imply a vein ruptured and the drugs were not getting administered properly. That hardly seems like a case of the drugs not being "correct" or anything. The whole article is written in such a way that the reader links the "confidential" drugs to this issue, b...

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