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#1134295
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

oojason said:

yhwx said:

oojason said:

yhwx said:

oojason said:

My head actually hurts reading the last few pages.

Is it too much to ask that members think and then explain their opinions and thoughts… instead of seemingly posting whatever first comes to mind for the rest of us to suffer?

 

I suggest we leave it there and get back onto politics again.

I know that I’m going to be disrespecting a moderator and will probably be disciplined for it, but I have to say this.

This is what people have doing with discussions about women’s issues for decades. “Could we just move on to something else?” This is the attitude that caused all the cover-ups of sexual harassment. It’s a kind of erasure. No, we cannot move on. This is important stuff, and people need to realize it. It’s an especially privileged position to take. People need to realize the nature of our society and our culture. While I have found this discussion inane, it’s still important. I just hope after enough times, people will finally get it. Maybe I’m a bit too optimistic.

No, you’re not going be disciplined - why would you be?

As posted by myself in the part you chose not to quote:-

‘If anyone wants to start a thread on females and Star Wars or sci-fi / culture - feel free - it’ll hopefully be a lot better than what has appeared in here today.’
 

However, if you’re going to put words in my mouth and 2nd guess my request, thoughts and attitude… then we will have a problem.

I’ll just say at the beginning that this will be my final post in the matter, and that no personal offense is intended.

I did read that part that part of the post. My issue is with the larger cultural, institutional, and societal context of that attitude. I did not mean to insult you. I’m just saying that it’s emblematic of a trend to hush these issues. I am not saying that you did this intentionally. I am not blaming you. I do not hold anything against you. The problem I have is not with you; it’s with culture in general. I think men should not try to get as offended when they’re shown the cultural issues that we have at hand. If we do that, we’ll work closer towards increasing equality for all. I hope you consider this.

This is my final post on the matter. Thank you.

This is a strange statement to make after you chose not include the part of the post where everyone was told they were free to create a new thread on the very topic at hand.

No one here is hushing these issues - intentionally or otherwise.

It seems you are reading something into this that isn’t there.

I suggest a ‘read, think and then reply’ policy to other people’s posts for the future - and not then twist their words to suit a statement vs ‘culture in general’ etc.

 

 

I do look forward to a new thread on the topic discussed previously at hand - and as stated before, I hope it’s a lot better than the quality of what has occurred in here today.

Why don’t we just move the discussion back to the thread that started it all?

EDIT: Man, it’s crazy to see Jetrell, Hansi and Darth Id all on the latest page.

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#1133599
Topic
STAR WARS EPISODE I: Dawn of War <strong>(NEW TRAILER)</strong>
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Looking good! If I were to nitpick, I’d say that something about the shadows in the shot of all the LAATs looks wrong to me, maybe they’re too small; or that those Republic Acclamators look a little too slow before they jump out of hyperspace. Other than that, everything looks great.

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#1133436
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

Jeebus said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I guess my hangup is that there is one specific gendered insult that is supposed to be far, far worse than any other, even other female-gendered insults, and is unacceptable in any context for very vague reasons of nondescript power dynamics and vague references to “history”. I know about the historical oppression of women, but why this word rather than any other?

I’m pretty sure it’s the same reason that “fuck” is a lot worse than “shit”.

Perhaps to a soccer mom it is, but like yhwx said, they’re kind of on par with each other. I’d say those two are considered worse because of what they literally mean, but then that brings up the hypocrisy of people considering “crap” worse than “shit” so, like I said, the only consistent way to handle this stuff is to either say they’re all okay, or they all aren’t. OR even better, you take it on a case by case basis. Did the person saying it use it in a way that made him asshole? If no, then move on. If yes, then, well, move on but remember that that guy is an asshole.

Man, where is this place that “fuck” and “shit” are on the same level? Middle-schoolers can get away with “shit” here, but a single utterance of the word “fuck” means trouble. Anyway, the point is that there is no reason that one is worse than the other, it’s arbitrary.

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#1133423
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

I guess my hangup is that there is one specific gendered insult that is supposed to be far, far worse than any other, even other female-gendered insults, and is unacceptable in any context for very vague reasons of nondescript power dynamics and vague references to “history”. I know about the historical oppression of women, but why this word rather than any other?

I’m pretty sure it’s the same reason that “fuck” is a lot worse than “shit”.

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#1132127
Topic
MAC or PC
Time

Jay said:

Jeebus said:

Why is it Apple’s job to coddle the users and make sure they don’t accidentally fuck something up?

If we lived in the world you envision, microwave ovens would continue to run even if you opened the door. Users don’t deserve to have their faces burned off just because they make a mistake.

I would say it’s more like the microwave runs perfectly fine, as if it were a normal microwave; but if you trust your skills, you can open up the back panel and tweak the microwave to have a cooler looking timer, or even supercharge the microwave to heat really fast. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you may accidentally mess up the wiring and the microwave will stop running as well, or maybe even stop running at all; but it’s usually alright in the end because you can rollback the microwave to before you tweaked it at all.

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#1132061
Topic
MAC or PC
Time

yhwx said:

Jeebus said:

yhwx said:

chyron8472 said:

Apple is vanilla. It’s easy to use, if you use it the way Apple intends you to use it. But that’s about the most going for it.

I’d argue against your vanilla point, as if you actually used an Apple product, they’re very opinionated in their design of things

See; iPhone 7 headphone jack.

Yes.

Also, Google’s Pixel 2 has no headphone jack anymore.

Google sucks. Bluetooth is never going to happen.

My point is not that Apple caters to idiots and as such people who like Apple must be so. My point is Apple is very user-friendly-centric to the point of blocking off certain customizations, both in the front end and the back end, that I desire (many of which don’t come to mind, but I could immediately point out with an iPhone in hand)—and in being so it’s simply not for me.

And I’d argue that that’s a better decision, as the operating system should yield to the user, unless it is very likely that the user will do something bad.

Why is it Apple’s job to coddle the users and make sure they don’t accidentally fuck something up?

Firstly, it’s not just specifically Apple’s job. It should be every tech company’s job.

Secondly, because technology should be for everybody, not just those who have dedicated a significant portion of their lives to learn the intricacies of it. Technology helps people, and we shouldn’t make it too hard for other people to use it.

90% of people use Windows on their home computer, 70% use an Android phone of some sort; if non-Apple tech is so hard to use, why are so many people using it with no trouble?

It’s actually pretty hard to ruin an operating system, it isn’t something you can just do accidentally.

Not a single person has ever had to dedicate a ‘significant portion of their lives’ to learning how to use a Windows computer.

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#1132042
Topic
MAC or PC
Time

yhwx said:

chyron8472 said:

Apple is vanilla. It’s easy to use, if you use it the way Apple intends you to use it. But that’s about the most going for it.

I’d argue against your vanilla point, as if you actually used an Apple product, they’re very opinionated in their design of things

See; iPhone 7 headphone jack.

My point is not that Apple caters to idiots and as such people who like Apple must be so. My point is Apple is very user-friendly-centric to the point of blocking off certain customizations, both in the front end and the back end, that I desire (many of which don’t come to mind, but I could immediately point out with an iPhone in hand)—and in being so it’s simply not for me.

And I’d argue that that’s a better decision, as the operating system should yield to the user, unless it is very likely that the user will do something bad.

Why is it Apple’s job to coddle the users and make sure they don’t accidentally fuck something up?

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#1131968
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

Seems like many in my city are very upset about the rapper Meek Mills going to jail. Anyone heard about this guy? What do you think?

I have heard of this guy! Just for some background, Meek Mill was sent to jail around 2008 for gun and drug possession. He served 6 months and was let out on probation. Ever since then he’s been on parole, which he has violated many times. The consensus I’ve seen is that he should definitely be punished for violating parole so many times, but 2-4 years is excessive. The judge was also accused of suggesting he [Meek Mill] remake a Boyz II Men song and give her a shoutout, as well as saying he should leave his record label—Roc Nation—and sign with her friend.

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#1131017
Topic
star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Jeebus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Without even reading that, my response would be “if you insist on unlocking everything and don’t have the time or money, this is probably not the game for you.”

Then what other game could Star Wars fans play? The last non-EA Star Wars FPS is 12 years old. EA has a monopoly on Star Wars games, we either play this or nothing. Characters shouldn’t even be locked in the first place, at least not Luke and Vader, and definitely not locked by an insane 40 hour grind. On top of that, the idea that the 40 hour grind can be totally supplanted by spending more money spits in the face of a fair and balanced game.

Dunno, I don’t worry about things like “what Star Wars games can I play.”

Fake fan 😉

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#1131011
Topic
star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
Time

at348 said:

Jeebus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Without even reading that, my response would be “if you insist on unlocking everything and don’t have the time or money, this is probably not the game for you.”

Then what other game could Star Wars fans play? The last non-EA Star Wars FPS is 12 years old. EA has a monopoly on Star Wars games, we either play this or nothing. Characters shouldn’t even be locked in the first place, at least not Luke and Vader, and definitely not locked by an insane 40 hour grind. On top of that, the idea that the 40 hour grind can be totally supplanted by spending more money spits in the face of a fair and balanced game.

you can play og battlefront 2

Jeebus said:
The last non-EA Star Wars FPS is 12 years old.

Let’s not pretend it aged like fine wine. I definitely still enjoy it, but the resolution problems alone are frustrating to deal with.

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#1131004
Topic
star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Without even reading that, my response would be “if you insist on unlocking everything and don’t have the time or money, this is probably not the game for you.”

Then what other game could Star Wars fans play? The last non-EA Star Wars FPS is 12 years old. EA has a monopoly on Star Wars games, we either play this or nothing. Characters shouldn’t even be locked in the first place, at least not Luke and Vader, and definitely not locked by an insane 40 hour grind. On top of that, the idea that the 40 hour grind can be totally supplanted by spending more money spits in the face of a fair and balanced game.

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#1130992
Topic
star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
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DominicCobb said:

It’s just frustrating when literally every other aspect of the game is pretty great. I can’t remember the last time I bought a video game, but this actually excited me. I love the original Battlefronts, so this hard to resist when they did so much right.

Totally agree. I do believe the developers care about the game, it’s just that their bosses don’t.

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#1130325
Topic
General Star Wars Questions
Time

I’m pretty sure lightsabers still require some force (in the Newtonian sense, not the Force™) behind them, they don’t just melt through everything with no resistance. Think of the scene from Phantom Menace where Qui-Gonn has to cut through the blast doors on the Trade Federation ship. He was clearly putting a considerable amount of effort into cutting through the doors. I’d imagine a thin floor could be cut through, but the lightsaber would have to be dropped at the right angle, and very forcefully. I doubt it could get through a thicker floor, or even a second thin floor.

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#1128903
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

As silly as it is, I hope 4k never really takes off. Something bugs me about all the fanedits I have saved becoming increasingly obsolete. 480p is probably the lowest resolution I’ll go if I really want to watch something, and I do have some 480p fanedits saved; I just don’t like the thought of those becoming nigh-unwatchable on a 4k monitor. Hopefully upscaling technology gets better, as well, so it won’t really be a problem.

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#1128616
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

DominicCobb said:

Jeebus said:

DominicCobb said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Why do fellow members of my gender have to act like such idiots. KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF!!

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

I don’t care how much you give me, I may get corrupted because I am human, but I will never stick my hands on a woman where they don’t belong.

yhwx said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Why do fellow members of my gender have to act like such idiots. KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF!!

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

This has to more to do than just power.

Maybe there’s something about Hollywood that attracts that sort of person. Or, even scarier, perhaps that sort of person is just much more likely to succeed.

https://www.alternet.org/culture/10-careers-most-psychopaths

http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/features/psychopaths-top-10-and-bottom-10-professions

It’s not specific to Hollywood, it’s everywhere. The only reason we’re hearing about this stuff from Hollywood is because we know those peoples names, and often the names of the victims. People in less famous professions aren’t so lucky (or ones in professions where political affiliation will save you from any amount of heinous crimes).

I didn’t say it was specific to Hollywood, just that it may be more commonplace in Hollywood than other professions. And you’re right, it is only a big deal because these people are famous. If this kind of abuse was happening in the Lawyer ‘industry;’ I doubt people would even hear about it, and those that did probably wouldn’t care beyond a passing “that’s unfortunate.”

It’s happening in law, I can assure you that. And, I know that was just a random example, but it’s one of the most dangerous professions for this, as the predators there know exactly how to get away with it.

Not random at all. The articles I linked place ‘Lawyer’ as the 2nd most psychopath-prone profession, right under CEO and right above Media. But perhaps I shouldn’t have said ‘if’, because I’m sure it is happening, people just aren’t hearing or caring about it.

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#1128602
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

DominicCobb said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Why do fellow members of my gender have to act like such idiots. KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF!!

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

I don’t care how much you give me, I may get corrupted because I am human, but I will never stick my hands on a woman where they don’t belong.

yhwx said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Why do fellow members of my gender have to act like such idiots. KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF!!

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

This has to more to do than just power.

Maybe there’s something about Hollywood that attracts that sort of person. Or, even scarier, perhaps that sort of person is just much more likely to succeed.

https://www.alternet.org/culture/10-careers-most-psychopaths

http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/features/psychopaths-top-10-and-bottom-10-professions

It’s not specific to Hollywood, it’s everywhere. The only reason we’re hearing about this stuff from Hollywood is because we know those peoples names, and often the names of the victims. People in less famous professions aren’t so lucky (or ones in professions where political affiliation will save you from any amount of heinous crimes).

I didn’t say it was specific to Hollywood, just that it may be more commonplace in Hollywood than other professions. And you’re right, it is only a big deal because these people are famous. If this kind of abuse was happening in the Lawyer ‘industry;’ I doubt people would even hear about it, and those that did probably wouldn’t care beyond a passing “that’s unfortunate.”

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