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Watching X-Files. Episode’s premise: woman game designer creates strong female character that literally kills poor men who play video games.
"Peppermint is objectively better than spearmint! Where’s the ethics in toothpaste journalism!"
Anti-dentites! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I bet next week there'll be a slew of articles saying they should have their own schools! - Mark Trapp
Followed by an exposé of how spearmint slept with the toothpastenistas to further the cause, no doubt. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do you think there are toothpaste enthusiasts who get worked up about false claims re: mint flavor like gamers do about dubious FPS claims?
RT @starkat99: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014... Sony quietly running a flash sale where every title features women.
RT @starkat99: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/10/17/october-flash-sale-more-than-20-games-30-movies-discounted/ Sony quietly running a flash sale where every title features women.
Colbert colluding w/Apple? Where’s the ethics in journalism? Why doesn’t Colbert disclose Cook’s donation to his Patreon? #RedDeliciousGate
"The real problem is [Christina Hoff Sommers’s] claim that because girls don’t play games..." - http://marklr.com/post...
“The real problem is [Christina Hoff Sommers’s] claim that because girls don’t play games anyway, and boys do, it’s only natural that game makers would tend to include sexy women in their products. This launches fundamental economic precepts so directly into the sun that it cannot be accidental. You’ve got a growing base of women playing games and evidence that college women aren’t playing games at the same rate as men; that’s evidence of a massive untapped body of game players who should be catered to directly, not that gaming should run far and fast back the way it came and hope the girls never find it. This is the shallow reasoning that allows arguments like, “Duh, video games are a business” to fester in comment sections. Of course they’re a business—and this is bad business by any measure.” - Kyle Wagner, “The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It’s Gamergate”, on the disingenuity of the GG movement - Mark Trapp
I just can't, with any of this. - Meg VMeg
Oh so THAT'S the real problem. Now I get it. - lris
It's crazy, Meg: over video games. VIDEO GAMES. Iris: d'oh, I should've excerpted the quotation better; the "real problem" is in comparison to the other problems with Sommers's argument that Wagner listed in the preceding paragraph. - Mark Trapp
Never mind got it - WarLord
It’s a long one, but @kylenw’s article on GamerGate is one of the most on-point dissections of what’s been going on: http://deadspin.com/the-fut...
It’s a long one, but @kylenw’s article on GamerGate is one of the most on-point dissections of what’s been going on: http://deadspin.com/the-future-of-the-culture-wars-is-here-and-its-gamerga-1646145844
Even after all this time, the classic MacOS UI lives on in the Apple Hardware Test: http://t.co/Jb1rGumP20
Even after all this time, the classic MacOS UI lives on in the Apple Hardware Test: http://t.co/Jb1rGumP20
Every cop is so indiscriminately & over-the-top corrupt on Gotham that it really makes holding a suspension of disbelief almost impossible.
It's kinda like a reverse Batman '66 where all the cops, including Commissioner Gordon, were so bubblegum that it's like they've never seen a regular murder or real crime. - Johnny
That's a good comparison. Between their collusion with organized crime, apathy towards resolving crimes in any direction, and their brutality towards suspects, it's seems like their only motivation is "I hate whatever Gordon likes and like anything Gordon doesn't." - Mark Trapp
Ahaha, my email about castoreum made it into the @giantbomb Bombcast (starts at 2:38:00): http://www.giantbomb.com/podcast...
Ahaha, my email about castoreum made it into the @giantbomb Bombcast (starts at 2:38:00): http://www.giantbomb.com/podcasts/giant-bombcast-10-07-2014/1600-1027/
(Castoreum is a food additive that can be used for vanilla or raspberry flavoring and comes from a beaver's anal gland.) - Mark Trapp
Mark said beaver, and anal, and gland. - Steve C Team Marina
aaaaaaaah okay. - Micah
RT @johntdrake: Don't apologize "if" something happened incidentally, apologize "for" something "that" happened causally. Be accountable or don't apologize.
It’s comforting to see that—no matter what happens in the world—we can always use our choice of phone to feel superior to someone else.
Sent from my Motorola StarTAC - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
My phone's version of 2048 doesn't let me get any higher than 2048 :( - Meg VMeg
Micah: hm, that's the 4th StarTAC reference I've seen today. Baader-Meinhof should make a phone. Meg: Need to upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus 6 Plus Lumia 4096 edition phone, for only a 3 year commitment and $679 MSRP! - Mark Trapp
It's so true. My 12 year old thinks he's a badass because he has a Nokia 3310. - Steele Lawman
I know my daughter would feel like a badass if she had one of these: http://www.founditemclothing.com/itgoest... - April Russo
And I would love to have one of these, and receive a call while on a bus or train: http://www.ohgizmo.com/2006... - April Russo
Sad news, as I have also cancelled my 7-years-in-development project codenamed "Titan". Like Blizzard, I too have nothing to show for it.
Two of the top 5 hottest summers on record happened in the 5 years since I moved here: http://koin.com/2014... I’m very sorry, Portland.
Two of the top 5 hottest summers on record happened in the 5 years since I moved here: http://koin.com/2014/09/22/summer-2014-portlands-hottest-ever/ I’m very sorry, Portland.
It was damn hot while I was there this summer. But I grew up in portland and I remember it getting quite hot. - Todd Hoff
My experience is limited, but this summer was something else: lots of week-long stretches of low-to-mid 90 degree days. It reminded me of the stuff we'd get when I was living in New York: Portland even had a number of thunderstorms this year. In the other years that I've been here, there'd be 2 or 3 100+ days, but heat waves would only be 2-3 days long and there'd only be 3 or 4 in the season. - Mark Trapp
Huh, Humble Bundle now has an "Unredeemed Keys" section. Found ~15 games I never added to Steam: must’ve been added after I stopped checking
RE: TouchID, it seems like even when it’s enabled, you can bypass it with the PIN or password, so again, what’s the point?
Ease of use. - rönin
I could see that if it worked every time. In setting up this new iPhone, I've been asked to authenticate about 15 or so times, but only 6 of those times was I prompted for TouchID. And it seems arbitrary as to which OS auth prompts are allowed to have TouchID: it's secure enough when changing billing information, but not secure enough when logging into iCloud? It's the same account! - Mark Trapp
iPhone password migration, ugh. 1) restore from other iPhone reset keychain, 2) TouchID can’t be used half the time, so what’s the point?
The top of the iPhone 6 box I received is unprinted. ifstevewerealive.jpg http://t.co/938Q50ieVq
The top of the iPhone 6 box I received is unprinted. ifstevewerealive.jpg http://t.co/938Q50ieVq
So that was fun. Who’s up next? Catalonia? South Tyrol?
Cataluña certainly wants to have a referendum. - Spidra Webster
Looks like Venice is in the running, too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Mark Trapp
Interesting. I hadn't heard of that but Lega Nord has long been about separating Italy. The North pimped the South out for years to get international aid in the '50s onward. But the aid was siphoned off and the well-off North would like to conveniently leave the South behind. At least that was my impression of things. - Spidra Webster
California? - Morgan Fugel
Psh, Scotland and its “democracy”. If this was a dictatorship, the results would’ve been announced yesterday.
I’m for Scottish independence purely so there’s a chance at replacing "balkanization" with "britishization". "Britishislization"?
The former. It's got more shizl -- for rizl! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
But Balkan's already done it a second time since the term was coined. Seems unfair they should lose it to a minor balkanization like this. - Morgan Fugel
So what’s everyone pre-ordering? 6 or 6 Plus?
A barbacoa Chipotle burrito bowl. - Spidra Webster
Hm, does that come with a one-handed mode? - Mark Trapp
Burrito sans bowl would lend itself to one-handed use. - Spidra Webster
http://www.apple.com/ still isn’t updated. ifstevejobswerealive.jpg
http://Apple.com still isn’t updated. ifstevejobswerealive.jpg
Force touch will be one of the new jedi powers featured in Star Wars Episode VII.
"when I think about you I force touch myself..." - Spidra Webster
RT @jeffgerstmann: Unfortunately, the Apple Watch can only be used to listen to Coldplay.
RT @jeffgerstmann: Wasn’t in the market for a new phone, but look at that lizard!
Perhaps the worst thing about this is the inevitable competitors making terrible jokes about the overdub in their future keynotes.
Oh my, AdBlock is now serving interstitial ads when trying to create a new tab in Chrome: http://t.co/QO5Z9CQpPl
Oh my, AdBlock is now serving interstitial ads when trying to create a new tab in Chrome: http://t.co/QO5Z9CQpPl
"The big problem with the concept of the “gamer” (beyond its meaninglessness—there are far more..." - http://marklr.com/post...
“The big problem with the concept of the “gamer” (beyond its meaninglessness—there are far more people who play games than who identify as “gamers”) is that it’s inherently exclusionary on either side of the divide. If you cast judgment on the types of games other people play, finding them not worthy, not fit for a real “gamer”, you’re contributing to the same type of bullying that might have driven you into games in the first place. At the same time, if your appreciation of games leads you to fixate so thoroughly on “game culture” that gaming frames most of your outlook upon life, dictating what you watch, read, talk about or listen to, you’re closing yourself off to most of what the world has to offer. You’re willingly excluding yourself from the larger culture.” - Garrett Martin, “Why We Didn’t Want to Talk About “GamerGate”” - Mark Trapp
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