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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 5993780 times)

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134205 on: May 31, 2018, 03:41:50 pm »

Relic is apparently still trying to push sales of Dawn of War III. A game which they have previously stated that they're stopping the development of, because gamers were being uncooperative and didn't buy lots of copies.

There's a new cosmetic skin for something or other, so it's probably worth it now.

Eh, it's a Warhammer in general sale. Picked up Blood Bowl 2, having a blast.

When I was in highschool, at least, any male complaints about sexual harassment (at least, the male-on-male variety that I was subjected to) was ignored, and the people who were being groped were told "They're trying to creep you out. Just play along and they will get creeped out instead." This was in the early 00s.

In the workplace, the female-on-male harassment I've had to deal with has either been laughed at, or else had the woman in question simply told "stop doing that" with no write-up, as opposed to the immediate termination male-on-female harassers are subjected to. Note that most places I've had this problem at have surveliance cameras, so there was usually solid proof instead of "he-said/she-said" in both situations outside of the bathrooms.
*something something, college I worked at helped fabricate then cover up male-on-female harassment claim*
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134206 on: May 31, 2018, 06:12:48 pm »

I used to have more interesting things to say. I wonder if that is a symptom of my worsening unknown mental problem that I missed. Decreased creativity and eloquence.
I'm pretty sure you still say a fair amount of interesting stuff, I just don't hunt for OOCQ material as much as I used to.
Come to think of it, I don't post nearly as much as I used to in general, either.  :-\
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« Reply #134207 on: May 31, 2018, 07:28:09 pm »

*something something, college I worked at helped fabricate then cover up male-on-female harassment claim*

???

Is that a reference to something you've told before, or is it a comment on what I had to say?
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« Reply #134208 on: May 31, 2018, 07:42:38 pm »

Something they've told before.
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« Reply #134209 on: May 31, 2018, 09:49:13 pm »

Something is sexist simply when someone is treated differently because of their sex(except the extremely few cases in which there actually is an important difference, such as keeping pregnant women out of dangerous professions.) which includes but is not limited to prejudiced beliefs about sex, and harmful actions against people because of their sex.
I think that goes too far. We want to keep the negative connotation of sexism, right? (I hope we do, because there's no way to change it!) I don't think that we should say that it's bad to not completely ignore sex. It still carries some statistical information. People tend to overestimate the information it gives you (it's probabilistic, nothing more), but it doesn't give literally zero information.

Also, dammit, I came back here trying to avoid the failed/uncomfortable sexuality/gender thread issues and here I am doing the same thing that caused me to start the original thread. (It was a derail and I made a separate thread to hold the derail.) Eh. Let's just not entirely derail the thread. (Since the WTF was specifically about sexism, we're not derailing yet! Technically!)
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« Reply #134210 on: May 31, 2018, 09:52:46 pm »

Something is sexist simply when someone is treated differently because of their sex(except the extremely few cases in which there actually is an important difference, such as keeping pregnant women out of dangerous professions.) which includes but is not limited to prejudiced beliefs about sex, and harmful actions against people because of their sex.
I don't think that we should say that it's bad to not completely ignore sex. It still carries some statistical information.

That is an awfully constructed sentence :p

I am also tired. From the context, though, you think that we shouldnĺt ignore sex Ĺcause it still has some, if negligible, application?
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« Reply #134211 on: May 31, 2018, 11:00:54 pm »

Every time I encounter one of the muh magic free market people I just have a WTF. Like seriously it does not take a genius to see the massive glaring flaws that exist in the entire premise. It's like they ignore all evidence entirely and operate in magic fantasy land. Also the mere fact that ancaps exist. Good god they are idiots.


Also arguments that go basically: person/something in the past did horrible things. But the world is better now then then and thing is related through some connection. Therefor all actions were justified, nessisary, and in fact good. How dare you criticize them don't you know the world is so great because of them! It's the definition of circular logic. That shit drives me crazy. These people seem totally unable to conceptualize any alternative path at all and follow the blind assumption that because thing exists now it must be the best because surely only the best things win.
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« Reply #134212 on: May 31, 2018, 11:29:29 pm »

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« Reply #134213 on: June 01, 2018, 02:39:05 am »

Every time I encounter one of the muh magic free market people I just have a WTF. Like seriously it does not take a genius to see the massive glaring flaws that exist in the entire premise. It's like they ignore all evidence entirely and operate in magic fantasy land.
I read that as "magic-free market" and imagined a bazaar with strict regulations about not allowing magical practitioners within its limits, for the economic (and personal!) safety of the common magicless.

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« Reply #134214 on: June 01, 2018, 03:22:07 am »

My ancient PSP-1000's screen has started looking like it has absorbed oil or something, and the button strip that has the select button it--- has the select button stop working.

I was able to order replacement parts for 22.50 on amazon.

It's only a 12 year old console-- shocked that parts are still available.
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« Reply #134215 on: June 01, 2018, 04:56:36 am »

Heh, I have one of those, bought new in 2007 as my second game system (first was a GBA). At the time I was between PCs due to moving for a job and leaving my old one (an 900 MHz Windows 98 system) at home, so that PSP was my gaming life-line.

The guy I was living with was a real "the bible is the only book you need" type and I was 16 so I couldn't get a library card without a guardian's signature (which he refused to provide), but I could buy a PSP. Needless to say, rather than spending most of my time reading like I did at home, I spent it playing Splinter Cell, SoCom, FF Tactics, WipeOut, and Tomb Raider (to name my favorites).

It still has a fond place in my heart, but it sits on a shelf and has not been touched for some years now (when put there it was starting to have trouble reading UMDs reliably).
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« Reply #134216 on: June 01, 2018, 05:33:54 am »

(Mutters quietly about being able to play PSP game isos direclty off the memory stick if you use CFW.  Further mutters quietly about being able to get a microSD to memorystick adapter that works with honking huge SD cards. *has a 128gb microSD inside his. Works great.)
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« Reply #134217 on: June 01, 2018, 08:36:09 am »

Talisman Emperor, when you're saying things like
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I get the feeling either your writer or your translator is playing fast and very loose with the concept of distance.

For reference, that's a bit over 3,000 miles, and the USA is about 2,600 miles wide and less that tall. That "only" is larger than the continental US, and it's being stated a surety to be able to find someone in it.
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« Reply #134218 on: June 01, 2018, 08:56:22 am »

Something is sexist simply when someone is treated differently because of their sex(except the extremely few cases in which there actually is an important difference, such as keeping pregnant women out of dangerous professions.) which includes but is not limited to prejudiced beliefs about sex, and harmful actions against people because of their sex.
I don't think that we should say that it's bad to not completely ignore sex. It still carries some statistical information.

That is an awfully constructed sentence :p

I am also tired. From the context, though, you think that we shouldn’t ignore sex ‘cause it still has some, if negligible, application?
Yes. The definition of sexism that Pikachu gave is binary and one-drop (is there a better word for this? this might be too racial). I was thinking of an Ideal Bayesian Mind, and how it would take all information into account and consider it proportionally to its strength and uncertainty to construct a maximally-accurate model of reality. That's the optimal mind, along one dimension, and I think it should be good to approximate it. Ridiculous thought experiment - if I have to pick a man or a woman to lift a heavy weight, and all I know is that they were randomly selected from the world's population, I would pick the man. That's carefully set up so that all else is equal, which it almost never is, but as we get better at modeling the world (with computers, perhaps), we will probably reach the point where we can increase the accuracy of the social-interaction model by including a sex variable which slightly adjusts the expected propensity to smile, or something like that. (If we're not already there!)

TL;DR: most people treat sex as carrying more information than it does, but it still carries a non-zero amount of information even in non-medical contexts. Adjust downward instead of banning the use entirely.
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« Reply #134219 on: June 01, 2018, 02:12:36 pm »

(Mutters quietly about being able to play PSP game isos direclty off the memory stick if you use CFW.

I'm sure both Sony and Nintendo would be horrified, but I drug the old system down and managed to get the SNES version of Donkey Kong Country 3 running on it. Amazingly, it seems the 11 year old battery still holds a good charge, or at least it seems to last a decent amount of time. On the other hand, my 2GB memeory stick seems to not work, but the 1GB one still seems good.

Wow, I remember when that 1GB stick cost me more than $30...
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