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News Comments > etc., etc.
33. Re: etc., etc. Apr 1, 2015, 14:09 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 05:21:
InBlack wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 04:00:
What happens if it's a girl calling a guy honey, or sweetie or things of that nature. I frequently get it from waitresses and the like, due to my 'youthful' looks. I don't find it offensive, on the contrary. Is that sexist? Should I be offended? When is it ok for society to tell us what should offend us and how we should percieve tings and when is it taboo? One day you will wake up and you will hate the world you live in and the rules you are forced to follow in the name of 'insert stupid ideology here'. Im all for equality, between races, sexes, animals, bacteria, whatever. What I loathe is when others presume to tell me that some are more equal than others.

1. Different power dynamic. You are superior to the waitress. She's faking interest in an attempt to garner a larger tip. In Cutter's case, he's equal to but unknown to Sark, so such wording is intended to degrade. It's dismissive. If your GF calls you "honey" that's fine, there's a level of trust and familiarity such that the wording loses its superficiality. Context is everything. Blacks use the N word in ways a white person never could.

2. I guarantee it's only the older ones calling you "honey." Very few younger women are going to use that enticement to encourage attention and imply interest. Young waitresses get harassed enough as it is.

3. It has nothing to do with arbitrary rules, and everything to do with respect. It does sound disingenuous to ask what Cutter did "wrong" even if it you honestly didn't see what the big deal was.

4. As for him being a "complete douchebag," it's because of your phrasing: "There is very little (if any) sexual context attached to the comment as I see it, so how is it sexist?" If you had simply asked, "How is it sexist?" instead of asserting there was no sexual content, you wouldn't have gotten the acerbic response. Not taking sides, just explaining cause and effect.

EDIT: Ninja'd by sdgundamx.

This is it exactly. And a good explanation.

Think of it this way, guys. Remember when you were probably around 10 or 12 and talking to an adult male and trying to be serious, and he dismissed you with something along the lines of "chief?" It is pretty common for young boys around that age. They try to be adult, and some actual adult just dismisses them in such a casual way, and "chief" is one of the words most commonly used. Think something like telling a police officer you just saw something and having him say "ok chief, sure," ruffle your hair and walk away.

That's the basic gist of what Cutter did to an adult female. Sure, in plenty of context being called "chief" is neutral or even positive, but in this case it was dismissive. And Cutter was dismissing Anita in a way many, many adult men do to adult women.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Mar 31, 2015, 22:33 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 22:29:
harlock wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 21:26:
Beamer wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 20:51:
Cutter wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 20:28:
Honey, don't go away mad. Just go away.

I love that Cutter always makes sexist comments in topics about sexism in video games. Unironically.

i love how it upsets you

Nothing upsets Troller. He's just here to troll. Don't feed the trolls. The sooner everyone ignores him, the sooner he goes away.


Oh good, Cutter and harlock calling me a troll!

Harlock, it doesn't "upset me," it amuses me. He posted something very dismissive of her due to her gender. That's absolute sexism.

 
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2. Re: etc., etc. Mar 31, 2015, 20:51 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 20:28:
Honey, don't go away mad. Just go away.

I love that Cutter always makes sexist comments in topics about sexism in video games. Unironically.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
26. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 26, 2015, 14:54 Beamer
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 11:19:
Tumbler wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 10:01:
Gamergate would never have become a thing if zoe and friends hadn't started censoring people and trying to black list / threaten those who talked about it.

They kicked a bee hive and are now telling their story about how awful bees are and how much they got hurt.

Stop kicking the bees.

The /r/kotakuinaction is going strong. Far as I know that is what gamergate has become, a sub reddit focused on ethics issues.

When they aren't constantly whining about whatever z-list Twitter celebrity rambled on about on a given day.

The whining about z-list Twitter celebrities (almost always female) outnumbers discussions about ethics at least 10-1.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Mar 24, 2015, 14:32 Beamer
 
Negro is unequivocally a word with negative context, which is why historical organizations desperately struggle to rebrand.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 22, 2015, 10:39 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 19:23:
Microsoft has no choice in the matter. Having said that, I wouldn't be putting Windows10 on anything legal, beta, or otherwise unless I see their 100,000x faster DirectX or whatever ridiculous claim they have been making...

Microsoft never made that claim. If I say Eli Manning is a better quarterback than Tom Brady, are the Giants making that claim?
 
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
54. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 18, 2015, 15:18 Beamer
 
Soulburner wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 14:55:
I do not understand why they don't just say it. "Yes, we are working on Half-Life 3 but it's still several years away" or "No, we are taking a break from Half-Life but no worries, we'll get back to it" or "We are not planning any Half-Life game in the foreseeable future".

Because fanatical video game fans are amongst the most annoying people in the world, and Valve has realized this possibly more than any other dev (in large part due to their own mistakes.)

If Valve says they're working on it, then the somewhat quiet rumblings of "are you working on it?" which is one question every so often, becomes a constant deluge of "what is it?!" "when is it?!" "is Alyx back?!" "where does it take place?!" "when are you revealing more?" "will you be showing it at PAX?"

If Valve says they aren't working on it, it's "why aren't you working on it?" "were you working on it?" "can you show what you worked on?" "why didn't it work?"

Right now, they get one question and people are tired of asking it. But if they say anything anywhere it becomes a million questions asked all the time. And right now fans are frustrated but accepting. Say anything different and suddenly gaben@valvesoftware is full of emails from people angry at him for not doing the right thing. Or for the game not coming out soon enough or not having the right feature or god knows what. Valve got utterly destroyed when HL2 slipped (their fault.) They got less destroyed but still destroyed when TF2 was first announced then disappeared. The latter is probably the real lesson for them - they announced way too soon and it was a huge nightmare for them to hear endless questions, and it made them look like idiots. Now? Now Valve announces things only when everything is set in stone.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Mar 17, 2015, 16:29 Beamer
 
Tulwinn wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 15:29:
wow, thats pretty huge, have nintendo ever let their characters been used like this for another platform except their own?

Nope
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Mar 17, 2015, 00:15 Beamer
 
Uh, I do realize. For one, gamergater isn't a protected class. For another, if indeed.com bans your account for being a dick they aren't blacklisting you.

You have no clue how insignificant a job retweeter is nor what a blacklist is.

This is why you guys can be so hard to be kind to. You let your insane conspiracy theories and hurt feelings turn trivial things into massive, illegal affronts. Sorry, you're really far off base in assuming even one person will lose a job due to this retweeter using a list to block people it does not want to talk to.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Mar 16, 2015, 18:39 Beamer
 
Seriously, it's a bot that retreats job postings. It's is one resource of a few billion. And it isn't a blacklist. You can find those jobs in other places. You need neither twitter nor that account to apply to them.

To call that being blacklisted, or to think it hurts job prospects, or to call it discrimination, is so far distorting what those words mean.
 
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7. Re: etc. Mar 16, 2015, 18:36 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 16:34:
I'll be curious if the inevitable discrimination lawsuit pays out well.

Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahaha.

Ha!

This is funnier than the things Cutter calls fraud.
 
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31. Re: etc. Mar 12, 2015, 11:03 Beamer
 
beremot wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 21:16:
Beamer wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 20:23:
Squirmer wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 20:20:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:50:
Squirmer wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:21:
You're kinda proving beremot's point about agendas here. You don't engage with any arguments, you just descend into hysteria.
Considering I asked a legitimate question, I'll take that as a no. I read both sides of the field and am pro-GG. I've yet to read anything where it hasn't devolved into a class black and white, males are evil, gamers are evil, they're sexist because of xyz reasons, or apply various labels like terrorists and so on.

The anti side lives, breathes and eats identity politics while using unverifiable yellow press style journalism to paint their opposition as such. I'm sure that it was a huge blow for their morale though, when Gawker of all sites came out under oath stating that GG is actually about proving the ethical lapses in the industry. Damn that narrative.

Oh let's toss this in because I just ran across it and chuckled, since it the narrative.
aGG narrative timeline:
  • September to October 2014: Gamergate is nothing, just 200 dudes being loud, they're insignificant!

  • December 2014 to january 2015: Gamergate is a child porn ring and ISIS terrorists, theyve literally killed people!

  • March 2015: Gamergate has ruined gaming!


  • You might be going derp wat?! On the last one, but you've probably missed the gaming press and their latest round of attacks. We're now so big and powerful we're ruining gaming.
    I seriously can't figure out if you're being hyperbolic for effect or you actually believe this.

    No, he claims others are hyperbolic then goes all hyperbolic.

    It, sadly, is kind of common in these talks. It's really, really hard for people to not go hyperbolic. On this site. Both sides. I don't think I do, but people say I do. I don't know if you do but I don't think so. Beremot often does.

    Et Tu, Beam-ay?

    Nah. You just get dragged in the way I used to.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
    24. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 11, 2015, 18:29 Beamer
     
    Middle ground: Most cops are great. Some cops are terrible. Both types make mistakes. The system can encourage these mistakes inadvertently and too many people feel criticism of part of the system is calling the whole thing and everyone involved bad.

    Actually, wow, that goes for a lot. But man do I hate how saying a shooting shouldn't have happened translates to some people as "all cops are bastards."
     
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    25. Re: etc., etc. Mar 11, 2015, 03:12 Beamer
     
    Sepharo wrote on Mar 11, 2015, 01:12:
    Verno wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:56:
    Sepharo wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 23:59:
    The only wireless things I have are my cellphone and tablet.
    Wired mouse, keyboard, headphones.
    There's an ethernet cable between my computer and router.

    Who wants to deal with batteries and data loss.

    Oh my god....

    My comment was about a wireless controller, one that originates from the console world. I use wired connections for everything else for the record but it is a total waste to pay $60 and not at least get the option for wireless out of the box when talking about a controller.

    This isn't about MLG Counter-Strike whatever.

    Holy overreaction. I was just describing my setup. Wasn't really addressing your comment. I don't care what you use

    For what it's worth, I typically put my PC where it can be wired.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Consolidation
    2. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 10, 2015, 21:18 Beamer
     
    Those guys were on my flight from Seattle to NYC, with them connecting to Boston for PAX.

    We had a nice 8 hour delay in Detroit, despite it being a non-stop. My friends texted me saying it could be worse, I could be in the East River like the plane that caused our delay. Honestly, I think that would have been better than eating at a Popeye's in Detroit.

    Guess the made it to PAX ok, sounded like they were worried about missing their connection.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    24. Re: Op Ed Mar 10, 2015, 19:37 Beamer
     
    This article has 17,000 views. You really think that those came from other Gawker sites?

    It has 115 comments. How many BluesNews topics have hit that in the past 12 months? There are stories from a few hours today with almost 300 comments.

    I don't read Kotaku. Not a fan. But I don't get why some people here are so unwilling to admit a popular site is popular.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Mobilization
    16. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 10, 2015, 19:23 Beamer
     
    jdreyer wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:38:
    Man, gold is such an ugly metal IMO. And soft, too. Not sure why someone would want a gold watch.

    Meh, styles go in and out. Gold watches will be back in at some point. Probably somewhat soon. Gold, in general, hasn't really been fashionable for men for a while, but it's come back to an extent for women.

    Personally, I see no reason for jewelry other than watches. I love watches. And I completely get why a $10,000 watch that will be obsolete in 3 years is a status symbol, especially as most buying it will probably also want the iWatch 2 and iWatch 3, etc. Completely idiotic wastes of money are definitely status symbols to people that inherited fortunes.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
    2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 10, 2015, 19:10 Beamer
     
    Yeah, well, "I get paid to kill N-words like you" seems like a really good reason to fire a cop.

    Of course, so does killing someone, but at least I get why they don't penalize that too hard - not only is it a function of their job (whereas yelling in CoD isn't) but there's fear that if you penalize cops too hard for using a gun where someone may think a gun is ok will have them second guess too long when one is definitely needed.

    For the record, I firmly disagree with that logic - police are too gun happy right now and their job is to protect the public before themselves, and if someone isn't armed they're part of that public, but I at least understand why the police are more hesitant to punish that. Just think it's the wrong call.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    21. Re: Op Ed Mar 10, 2015, 18:12 Beamer
     
    Julio wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 17:59:
    Wallshadows wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 10:44:
    Seeing as how it's from Kotaku, it probably failed because there wasn't enough feminism and too many white men. Or something. Am I doing this right?

    Absolutely right. Kotaku is a social justice site, they're not about gamers.

    Not all gamers are you. Which is why kotaku is having record unique views and why it's probably the most popular game news site.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Mobilization
    3. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 10, 2015, 11:39 Beamer
     
    ldonyo wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 11:14:
    Electroplating uses very little gold, too.

    But then it is gold plated, not gold, and can't be marketed as gold.
     
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