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TheBoost said:

TV's Frink said:

Guess.

 if your smart you won't.

 If my smart what I won't?

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TheBoost said:
I'm tangentially following the #Gamergate crap on the net right now.

I dont say anything, but I'm going to explode if I don't let off some steam.

The logical fallacy commonly called CHERRY PICKING does <span style="text-decoration: underline;">not</span> mean simply  selecting data that proves your point. Saying "I got death threats, look at all these horrible death threats" is NOT cherry picking.

Cherry Picking means to selecting data that proves your point and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">ignoring data, usually a lot of data, that is contradictory.</span> The claim of cherry picking doesn't even make sense rhetorically. 

The statement "Threats of violence and rape are the <span style="text-decoration: underline;">only</span> messages on twitter" would be a claim that would be supported by a cherry picking tactic. 

Watching these assholes, I'm less upset by them being assholes, and more upset by their abuse of academic language. 

The Feminist Frequency lady uses extremely academic style language 90% of the time, but the dudes who try to tear her down try to use it, and it's like a monkey trying to build a rocketship after looking at a drawing of one. There might be certain similarities, but it doesn't fly. 

The most feminist friend I have can't stand Anita Sarkeesian. She thinks Anita has a tendency to cherry-pick her evidence and focuses on too menial menial of issues for the amount of funding she received; and this is coming from someone who constantly complains about objectification of women in media.

I'd also like to point out that she decided to bring to the forefront that she received bomb threats when receiving an award in San Francisco -- now. The threat, and the news, was from back in March. I'm not condoning those actions in any way, shape, or form, but she seems to like playing the victim a little bit.

Am I for Gamergate? Not at all. It has just led to more unnecessary harassment of both her and Zoe Quinn (even if Quinn is a pathological liar.) However, it's worth pointing out that both sides are giving each other a bad name. Just as every female gamer isn't a "hipster with a cultural studies degree" as some might define Sarkeesian, so is every male gamer not a neckbearded fedora-wearing crusader.

This sucks as a whole and makes me ashamed to be interested in that culture.

A Goon in a Gaggle of 'em

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Ran smack into my first display of Christmas decorations of the season in a store today. Hell, the Halloween stuff's only been out a week.

I'm sure to hear a holiday tune playing somewhere before October is out at this rate. Didn't make it past November 1st last year. That was when one of those all music channels on my cable system started a non stop yuletide musical barrage, that didn't let up until nearly February.

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In a couple decades Christmas is going to last all year. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

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RicOlie_2 said:

In a couple decades Christmas is going to last all year. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

 http://youtu.be/u7GggoTqZJ8

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RicOlie_2 said:

In a couple decades Christmas is going to last all year. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

 It's most definitely a bad thing.  I'll botch about it all year if it happens.

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Yeah, it would be a bad thing,  if it was going on all year it wouldn't be special anymore.

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bkev said:


TheBoost said:
I'm tangentially following the #Gamergate crap on the net right now.

I dont say anything, but I'm going to explode if I don't let off some steam.

The logical fallacy commonly called CHERRY PICKING does not mean simply  selecting data that proves your point. Saying "I got death threats, look at all these horrible death threats" is NOT cherry picking.

Cherry Picking means to selecting data that proves your point and ignoring data, usually a lot of data, that is contradictory. The claim of cherry picking doesn't even make sense rhetorically. 

The statement "Threats of violence and rape are the only messages on twitter" would be a claim that would be supported by a cherry picking tactic. 

Watching these assholes, I'm less upset by them being assholes, and more upset by their abuse of academic language. 

The Feminist Frequency lady uses extremely academic style language 90% of the time, but the dudes who try to tear her down try to use it, and it's like a monkey trying to build a rocketship after looking at a drawing of one. There might be certain similarities, but it doesn't fly. 


... focuses on too menial menial of issues for the amount of funding she received;... ...

 I keep seeing this complaint, and can't comprehend it. I try to imagine some other example where this would make sense and can't. 

"The school tried to raise $500 in a bake sale, and raised $900! What a scam!"

"He received a great deal of grant money for his car-that-can-run-on-jam. Why isn't he also making a car-that-can-run-on-peanut-butter? What a thief!"

"What?! You received an enormous  outpouring on public monetary support for your geology research, plainly showing an enormous demand for that type of work! How dare you sir!"

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Well, I mean, the idea is that she's exploring the problem of women in gaming. That's great. Frankly I think there really is a problem. The issue is, she's doing things like Ms. Male for instance. OK, Ms Pac-Man is a female version of her male counterpart. So what? That was Namco/Midway modifying a HACK of that game to fit the Pac-Man license. I think what she means by that is that these are very basic tropes Sarkeesian is exploring and that she could probably be looking at less overt instances of sexism and actually challenging her viewers.

A Goon in a Gaggle of 'em

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I wouldn't feel bad, I'm pretty sure he's a teacher* and should no** better.

*though not an English teacher, I think
**I no, I no

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You know, for some reason I really hate John Kerry. He can go fuck himself.

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ray_afraid said:

generalfrevious said:

You know, for some reason I really hate John Kerry. He can go fuck himself.

 You hate John Kerry because he can fuck himself?

 No it's because I think he is a terrible secretary of state.

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Darn it!

I recorded Agents of Shield last night on my computer(Because I don't have highspeed I have to use my computer since all DVRs require a highspeed internet connection these days.)because it is my little brother and sister's favorite show on TV right now but it comes on too late for them on a school night(Why can't they ever put the type of shows kids and teens like on Frriday,Saturday,or Sunday?)and the wait for the new season after last season's final has been killing them.  Any way like an idiot I hit the wrong buttons and deleted the video file from my hard drive so now they can't watch it!  i feel so stupid.

If anyone out there knows of a good free program that would give me a chance to recover the file or a way to find it on my computer without a program would you please tell me.  I have been using Google but so far all the programs I have found cost money that I don't have at the moment.

Sorry I know this thread is for bitching but I would really like some help with this,thank you.

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generalfrevious said:

ray_afraid said:

generalfrevious said:

You know, for some reason I really hate John Kerry. He can go fuck himself.

 You hate John Kerry because he can fuck himself?

 No it's because I think he is a terrible secretary of state.

 Meh. He's about average. There have been many far worse. I can't stand to look at him after he got (another) new face. He looks too smooth and solid for 70.

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I don't care about spelling! I just want to find a mirror!

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DrCrowTStarwars said:

Darn it!

I recorded Agents of Shield last night on my computer(Because I don't have highspeed I have to use my computer since all DVRs require a highspeed internet connection these days.)because it is my little brother and sister's favorite show on TV right now but it comes on too late for them on a school night(Why can't they ever put the type of shows kids and teens like on Frriday,Saturday,or Sunday?)and the wait for the new season after last season's final has been killing them.  Any way like an idiot I hit the wrong buttons and deleted the video file from my hard drive so now they can't watch it!  i feel so stupid.

If anyone out there knows of a good free program that would give me a chance to recover the file or a way to find it on my computer without a program would you please tell me.  I have been using Google but so far all the programs I have found cost money that I don't have at the moment.

Sorry I know this thread is for bitching but I would really like some help with this,thank you.

 Did you look in your Trash/Recycle Bin?

Dboman said:

I don't care about spelling! I just want to find a mirror!

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WedgeCyan said:

DrCrowTStarwars said:

Darn it!

I recorded Agents of Shield last night on my computer(Because I don't have highspeed I have to use my computer since all DVRs require a highspeed internet connection these days.)because it is my little brother and sister's favorite show on TV right now but it comes on too late for them on a school night(Why can't they ever put the type of shows kids and teens like on Frriday,Saturday,or Sunday?)and the wait for the new season after last season's final has been killing them.  Any way like an idiot I hit the wrong buttons and deleted the video file from my hard drive so now they can't watch it!  i feel so stupid.

If anyone out there knows of a good free program that would give me a chance to recover the file or a way to find it on my computer without a program would you please tell me.  I have been using Google but so far all the programs I have found cost money that I don't have at the moment.

Sorry I know this thread is for bitching but I would really like some help with this,thank you.

 Did you look in your Trash/Recycle Bin?

 Yes I was an idiot and deleted it from there. If it was there there wouldn't be a problem because I could just restore it. That is why I feel like such an idiot. 

You know for the $150 I paid for windows 7 you would think Microsoft could build in some sort of file recovery system.

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So you deleted the file twice and are mad at microsoft because the files gone?

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Possessed said:

So you deleted the file twice and are mad at microsoft because the files gone?

 Look I am sorry.  I know I am horrible person.  I made a mistake and I just wish there was a way to fix it.  I wasn't blaming them I was just saying it would be nice to have one because unlike you I am not perfect and some times I make a mistake.  Like when I delete the last season of Agents of Shield and by mistake delete the first episode of this season with the files and didn't notice until after it was gone.

Sorry I upset you.  I will not say anything else about it.

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Navigate to folder where it used to be.  Right click, properties.  Previous Versions tab.

Cross fingers.

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TV's Frink said:

Navigate to folder where it used to be.  Right click, properties.  Previous Versions tab.

Cross fingers.

 Yeah it didn't work:(  I'll just have to give this week a miss.

Thanks a bunch Frink.

If I could just bitch about one more thing.  I really with they would bring the highspeed lines down my road.  They are one mile away from my house but the local cable company refuses to bring then down that mile of road even though there are like fifty families that live on this road.  The cables have been one mile from my house for 13 years.  i am sorry to keep bitching and I know I can move if i want to but.  I can't right now and when it seems like everything out there requires a highspeed internet connection to work,well it's just frustraiting that the lines are so close and yet so far and that I can't move right now because there are no jobs.

I hate the modern world.