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Commented on Dashcon

But what if their triggers are being fired?! What then?!

Jul 17, 2014 at 01:10PM EDT

Commented on Columbusing

Does this term actually have any spread? I honestly don’t know, though I somehow doubt it. It’s the first I’ve personally heard of it and the term isn’t exactly clever, memorable, or something that rolls off the tongue.

If not, it needs to be deadpooled.

Jul 09, 2014 at 07:47PM EDT

Commented on Doge

It doesn’t even make any sense, as a trademark (not a copyright -- doge cannot be copyrighted as it is not a creative work; at least, not one created by that company) MUST be protected to have any value.

They are LEGALLY REQUIRED to pursue legal action against everyone who uses it in order to retain that trademark. If they don’t, they lose the trademark, which makes getting one in the first place a damn stupid idea.

Jun 27, 2014 at 06:45AM EDT

Commented on #SurvivorPrivilege

It was something I looked into on my own when I read the oft-quoted statistic regarding rape in the United States and found it impossibly high.

If you’re currently in university, the studies in question should be easy to find. I found them from a Google academic archive, myself -- a lot of universities provide access to that for “free” (it’s still included in the tuition).

Jun 17, 2014 at 10:43PM EDT

Commented on #SurvivorPrivilege

While it is certainly true that it does not follow that a low reporting instance must mean that there is little of the activity, it is definitely true that the statistics (particularly involving college campuses) are way overblown.

Mary Moss’ study -- the first and most cited -- used very suspect questions after asking women directly “have you been raped?” yielded very disappointing results.

Professor Neil Gilbert found the study suspect and re-interviewed as many of the students as possible, discovering that 73% of the “raped” students were surprised to find out they were classified as such. Even more oddly, 43% of those actually had sex with the same dude who supposedly raped them again -- a very strange reaction from someone who should be so horribly traumatized by the event.

If the question is asked directly, the statistics fall to 2.4 – 5% of college women having been victims of some kind of sexual assault in their lives. This is in line with the statistical studies of other First World nations (though the 5% is a bit on the high side).

Pretty much every rape study done since Ms. Moss’ has been completely invalid. No politician pays for “we’re about average on that”. They only pay for SHOCKING! RESULTS!, regardless of what place on the political spectrum they are.

Jun 15, 2014 at 09:38PM EDT

Commented on Pi Symbol Trademark Controversy

Trademarks and copyrights are a bit different.

Copyrights are supposed to encourage the publication of creative compositions by providing a limited monopoly to the owner of the copyright (they don’t, and have never, worked as intended).

Trade marks are supposed to help businesses differentiate themselves from other similar ones so that a buyer will know they are getting something from a particular manufacturer.

The trade mark itself is NOT the symbol it represents. It is the artistic expression of that symbol.

So you can trade mark the letter ‘E’ for example, but the only place that trademark applies is when that ‘E’ is used in a certain context with a certain artistic style.

Trademarks must be defended at all times or the owner of it runs the risk of the trademark being used to express not just a particular manufacturer’s product, but all products of that type; if that happens, then the trademark is eliminated and the owner loses the ability to use it as a trademark.

This is all up for the interpretation of the courts, so in practice you can trademark stupid shit and have it apply exceedingly broadly.

Intellectual property as a concept is fundamentally corrupt.

Jun 03, 2014 at 09:18PM EDT

Commented on Ponymon KYM version #18

1. Ask if Oak is the gym leader of Rockville.

2. If not, call him out.

3. If yes, thank him for the rescue.

4. Regardless of any of the above, challenge him to a duel.

Jun 01, 2014 at 02:01AM EDT

Commented on 2014 Isla Vista Killings

Therapists and psychiatrists are, and have always been, entirely useless charlatans.

The psychology field in general is rife with poor science and outright psudeoscience.

May 27, 2014 at 08:59PM EDT

Commented on Ponymon KYM version #9



May 22, 2014 at 11:46PM EDT

Commented on S is for Spoon

The sad fate of Observer from MST3K: reduced to spoon bending for cash.

May 11, 2014 at 07:44PM EDT

Commented on bd3.gif

“Hate. Let me tell you how much I’ve come to hate you. There are trillions of bytes on the Internet. if the word ‘hate’ was imprinted on every bit of those bytes, it would not equal one one BILLIONTH of the hate I feel for ponies. FOR YOU. Hate! HATE!” -- /MLP/ Supercomputer to the last remaining Bronies

May 06, 2014 at 07:52AM EDT

Commented on This Ship Sails Itself

Meh. Rarity should be calling AJ “Applejack-Sama” or “Applejack-Sempai” for that to be accurate.

Apr 24, 2014 at 11:39AM EDT

Commented on Fallout: Equestria

Well, of course New Vegas was doing better. it was farther away from the government.

Kidding aside, though, I always found it strange how hopeless the Fallout world was in general. I mean, it’s been 70+ years since the world was razed in nuclear fire, the survivors have access to fusion technology, yet no one has bothered trying to recycle all that metal and junk strewn about? Hell, even without a GECK, the library archives in a Vault alone should contain enough information to rebuild a civilization pretty damn far.

If anything, after all that time, civilizations should be sprouting up all over the place.

All armed with the previous war’s best weaponry.

Hmm, maybe I just destroyed my own premise there.

Apr 15, 2014 at 10:00AM EDT

Commented on d8f.jpg

Gah! What is wrong with your faaaaaaces?

Apr 14, 2014 at 03:20AM EDT

Commented on 247.png

And “No Tags”, apparently.

Apr 05, 2014 at 05:49PM EDT

Commented on Goat Simulator

“Please remember that just because you can’t see it, it isn’t happening.”

By the same token, though, just because it isn’t seen doesn’t mean it IS, either.

And without evidence, the logical thing to do is assume the negative.

Eg: Just because you nor anyone else has ever seen a real life unicorn doesn’t mean we should presume their existence.

Mar 31, 2014 at 09:22PM EDT

Commented on Oculus Rift

Considering it was sold for $2 billion…

Yeah, I’d say it was fucking worth it to them.

($2 billion buys an awful lot of hookers and blow, FYI).

Mar 26, 2014 at 06:39AM EDT

Commented on Bechdel Test

What is most hilarious about this test is that while mainstream movies frequently fail, exploitation movies (especially those from the 70s and 80s) frequently pass.

Watch the MST3K episode “Angel’s Revenge”, for instance. It passes both the Bechdel Test and the Reverse Bechdel Test.

Mar 22, 2014 at 11:45AM EDT

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