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News Comments > Out of the Blue
74. Re: On Sale Mar 27, 2017, 21:24 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 20:52:
Dacote wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 19:52:
Beamer wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 19:42:
Canada didn't make it illegal, they made it illegal for employers to do it to employees. Guess, what, if you misgender an employee in the US, you're going to be in for a bad time, too.

Once again, no surprise the guy that uses "snowflake" has no clue what he's talking about.
Nor does the one who cluelessly thinks this is all due to sin & imperfection.

Or more precisely my beliefs because, you know, Jehovah's Witnesses. "The religion to hate, since 1878." Shakefist


Yup, I remember that time Rudy Guiliani went on to Fox News to brag that the President asked him to bar all Jehovah's Witnesses from entering the country.

You guys have it so rough.
 
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69. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Mar 27, 2017, 19:42 Beamer
 
Asmodai wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 18:29:
Blue wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 11:31:
As for that different topic, I always feel it is easy enough to refer to people the way they prefer. That's just simple respect and doesn't seem that difficult.

Probably helps that USA hasn't gone full retard like Canada and made it illegal to misgender someone, even accidentally.

If you're talking about the micro scale (ie. personal interactions), then sure, that's just polite.

But on a macro scale?

Jeebus...


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Spivak variants e / ey laughed I kissed em / eir eir head hurts that is eirs e / ey feeds emself / eirself
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xe[6] xe laughed I kissed xem xyr head hurts that is xyrs xe feeds xemself/xyrself
ve[7] ve laughed I kissed ver vis head hurts that is vis ve feeds verself
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ze and mer[9] ze laughed I kissed mer zer head hurts that is zers ze feeds zemself
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thon[12][13][14] thon laughed I kissed thon thons head hurts that is thon's thon feeds thonself
Humanist[15][16] hu laughed I kissed hum hus head hurts that is hus hu feeds huself
hesh hesh laughed I kissed hesh hesh's head hurts that is hesh's hesh feeds heshself
ne ne laughed I kissed nem nir head hurts that is nirs ne feeds nemself
hiser or his'er [17] he'er laughed I kissed him'er/himer his'er/hiser head hurts that is his'ers/hisers
en en laughed I kissed en ens head hurts that is ens en feeds enself
hi hi laughed I kissed hem hes head hurts that is hes hi feeds hemself
le le laughed I kissed lim lis head hurts that is lis le feeds limself
himer himer laughed I kissed himer himer's head hurts that is himers himer feeds himerself
ir ir laughed I kissed iro irs head hurts that is irs ir feeds irself
se se laughed I kissed sim sis head hurts that is sis se feeds simself
hse hse laughed I kissed hse hse's head hurts that is hse's hse feeds hseself
co co laughed I kissed co cos head hurts that is co's co feeds coself
tey, tem, ter[18] tey laughed I kissed tem ter head hurts that is ters
tey tey laughed I kissed tem term head hurts that is terms term feeds termself
shkle shkle laughed I kissed shkler/shklim shklers head hurts that is shklers term feeds shklimself
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per[19] per laughed I kissed per pers head hurts that is pers per feeds perself
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rim rim laughed I kissed run ris head hurts that is ris rim feeds rimself.
ae ae laughed I kissed ae ae's head hurts that is ae's ae feeds aeself
ay ay laughed I kissed ay ay's head hurts that is ay's ay feeds ayself
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heshe heshe laughed I kissed hen hes head hurts that is hes heshe feeds hemself
hann hann laughed I kissed hann hanns head hurts that is hanns hann feeds hannself
herm herm laughed I kissed herm herm's head hurts that is herm's herm feeds hermself
phe phe laughed I kissed phe phe's head hurts that is phe's phe feeds phe's self


Sorry, ain't nobody got time for that shit...

Canada didn't make it illegal, they made it illegal for employers to do it to employees. Guess, what, if you misgender an employee in the US, you're going to be in for a bad time, too.

Once again, no surprise the guy that uses "snowflake" has no clue what he's talking about.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
64. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2017, 17:52 Beamer
 
Slippery slope arguments are rarely good ones. Also, comparing people born not identifying to one of two genders who only ask that you respect this is a lot different than someone wanting to harm small children, is it not?

Not to some, I guess.

But hey, 4chan, 8chan, and parts of reddit are positively full of people who will argue that pedophiles who don't act on their urges should be an accepted part of society, a notion I will never accept myself.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 27, 2017, 13:51 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 11:38:
intermarer wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 11:09:
You must admit, though, that it's quite applicable and descriptive in this day and age

Eh, the phrase has been twisted and abused into meaninglessness now.

"Special snowflake" when used pejoratively, is supposed to signify a person who has unreasonable expectations that their own personal needs be met over the needs of others.

But today you see the term trotted out (usually by /pol/tards) to describe vast swaths of the population.

The term is basically used today to mean "someone who is concerned about something I'm not personally concerned about".

Which, quite frankly, makes the person using the term more of a snowflake than anyone else, because they are dismissing the concerns of a lot of people simply because they personally don't give a shit.


Yup.

And, like you said, it should be someone concerned with their own needs, but is generally thrown at members of the majority discussing concerns for members of a minority, while the person using it is concerned with their own needs, so... yeah, back to your final sentence.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 27, 2017, 11:02 Beamer
 
You know someone will never, ever have an opinion worth hearing, or that isn't related to their own selfish and obnoxious concerns, when the run around using "snowflake" to describe other people.

They're always, unanimously, utter failures at life.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 26, 2017, 18:03 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 13:32:
Ridic 6 is better than Suicide Squad by a long shot.

From what I understand, being kicked in the balls by a goat hurts less than having it done by a horse, but I'm content not experiencing either, haha.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
52. Re: On Sale Mar 26, 2017, 13:03 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 12:41:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 09:11:
Quboid wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 01:26:
That review has a decent argument for Starship Troopers not being quite as bad as I'd remembered.
Uh yeah, I'd have to read that before I'd believe it. Starship Troopers was a horrid movie. And as you mentioned, has very little to do with the book it was named after.

It's a fantastic satire on Fascism. It also happens to be an amazing action movie.

Ok, you've made up for your loose Adam Sandler defense from yesterday!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: On Sale Mar 26, 2017, 09:49 Beamer
 
I'll never get how being respectful of other people offends ones morality. I blame poor interpretation of white people mythology.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 26, 2017, 01:51 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 22:52:
Say what you will, but the Ridiculous Six was awesome. Or at least that's what my kids told me.

You just became the first person on my block list!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Mar 26, 2017, 01:49 Beamer
 
Asmodai wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 00:35:
Beamer wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:40:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 18:54:
"Gender-neutral pronoun." That would be entirely appropriate to apply to gender-neutral outer-space aliens lived on earth. However, the entire human race has gender; and has always had gender since the beginning. People cannot say I am "X" when they are biological "Y."

You should consider reading up a bit before chiming in, as you don't appear to know what gender is.

Actually, he's correct.

There is biological sex.

There is gender.

And then there is gender identity.

The first two are related to biology, the first being an absolute definition, the second being a social construct to encompass the biological reality and the third is a subjective, personal definition.

I am quite content with people to identify with whatever they want, but to claim their gender is not explicitly related to their sex is incorrect. I am even quite happy to use whatever pronouns a person requests in person if I mistakenly misgender them. But I'm not going to jump through hoops guessing or restricting myself to a single universal pronoun in the hopes of not offending the less than 1%.

Beamer wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 20:26:
You're making it a thing. For a guy that preaches so much, you're weirdly unwilling to make a minor change in your own behavior to make others much, much more comfortable.

Lol, "comfortable"... How far out of our way should we go to make every person on the planet comfortable? Do we allow for NAMBLA members to be "comfortable" just because they have a different subjective perspective to us?

Not that I'm inferring that people who identify as anything other than the bog standard genders are doing anything wrong, they certainly are not. But once you start down the rabbit hole of catering to every individual whim, you incidentally justify every subjective whim, even the ones we would deem illegal...

Categorisation of people in to groups is a way for our minds to deal with the infinite variety of humanity on a more reasonable basis. With 7+ billion humans, we can instantly cut the list to "male/female" with a tiny % of a % being biologically "other". Hence why the classic gendered pronouns exist.

And side note, what a privileged world we live in that we can sit around and argue the intricacies of providing emotional comfort for a statistically insignificant part of our society by manufacturing ways to address them without causing offense. At any other time in human history (and let's face it, for the majority of the current world population right now), this is an absurdly decadent luxury.

Bitterbug wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 21:46:
XX, XY, XXY, XXX, XXXX, XXXY, etc and so on. Our genes and chromosomes do all kinds of neat things you can't wrap your head around, apparently.

Actually, those are abnormalities, genetic mutations. They generally result in physiological and mental issues and have not bred to a number significant enough to represent a divergent evolution of humankind. Survival of the fittest will sometimes accept the freak specimen over the regular, but this has not happened in this case.

Incidentally, I find the flippant use of the words "neat things" to be vaguely offensive, as if it's good to have broken genetics, but don't worry about it, I'm no snowflake.

If this seems grossly insensitive to the individuals afflicted with genuine chromosomal disorders, it is. Science doesn't care for your feelings when you're falling to your death due to gravity, and it doesn't give a shit how legitimate you feel about your extra chromosomes..

You just compared being born differently, in a way that harms no one other than asking them to use a different pronoun, to wanting to have sex with 8 year old boys, and therefore nothing you ever say, about any topic, is worth listening to. You aren't terribly good at critically thinking.

As Schwarzenegger said yesterday, the people you are demeaning are likely infinitely better, and more valuable, humans than yourself, but keep thinking you're more worthwhile than them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: On Sale Mar 26, 2017, 01:48 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 21:55:
Squirmer wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 20:46:
It's actually really liberating if you stop trying to jam all human beings into rigid categories. Everyone is just trying to live their lives as well as they can. Treat them as individuals, allow them to identify how want to, and let go of the desire to stick one of two labels on them.

Reading an excellent book or going on vacation to an exotic location is liberating. Deciding on a whim to reclassify gender is not. All it does is creates confusion for others. People are free to do it all day long in the comfort of their home and among friends. When it is forced upon me to play along with it, that's when it becomes an issue.

I can share my beliefs with others, but I would never force anyone to believe them. Conversely, gender fluidity is slowly becoming a forced tolerance when it should not be.

Your book of myths is leading you astray. Respect that everyone goes through life differently, and stop fighting it because it isn't exactly what you've experienced.
 
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14. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 20:26 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:53:
Beamer wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 19:40:
You should consider reading up a bit before chiming in, as you don't appear to know what gender is.

I'm not in the dark. I know what "gender fluidity" and "gender neutral pronouns" are. I chose not to waste my time on it. There are only two genders: male and female and the vast majority of humans are one or the order.

Why is this even "a thing?"

You're making it a thing. For a guy that preaches so much, you're weirdly unwilling to make a minor change in your own behavior to make others much, much more comfortable.

You also directly contradict yourself by stating "there are only two genders" then following it, in the exact same sentence, with "male and female and the vast majority of humans are one or the other." If there are only two genders, yet only the vast majority is one or the other, what is the vast minority?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 19:40 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 18:54:
"Gender-neutral pronoun." That would be entirely appropriate to apply to gender-neutral outer-space aliens lived on earth. However, the entire human race has gender; and has always had gender since the beginning. People cannot say I am "X" when they are biological "Y."

You should consider reading up a bit before chiming in, as you don't appear to know what gender is.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 25, 2017, 11:46 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 25, 2017, 11:19:
LittleMe wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 22:23:
snipped for Sanity
Whatever you're taking, double the dose.


It's pretty insane, but at least it isn't pizzagate or sandy hook trothing, I think.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2017, 11:37 Beamer
 
William Rubin wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 10:45:
Archer to end after 10 seasons.

A previously perfect show, but I'm ok with this. It hasn't gotten bad, but it's no longer incredible. I considered it one of the best comedy shows of all time, and right now Rick and Morty is stealing its thunder.

I just hope Reed brings Jon Benjamin to his next show (and casts him as something other than a lazy slub. Everything he's always done has been a lazy slub, and he's been one of the best voice actors as that lazy slub, but Archer is head and shoulders better than his other performances.)

 
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
73. Re: MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs? Mar 23, 2017, 11:34 Beamer
 
It's impossible to stop what Google knows. You can block everything on your end, but you can't block things on their end. They can still put together who you are extremely easily.

These days, nearly everyone can. Instagram drives me insane with this. I don't connect it to any other apps, and I use a throwaway email for it, yet it still keeps suggesting HS people it can only be finding via Facebook. I didn't connect to my Facebook. I didn't use the same email. If it can still find it, whatever go for it, but what drives me nuts is it lies and says it's suggesting them based on what I've liked, but I keep my Instagram walled to a small group of individuals, none of whom know anyone I went to HS with.

These days, there is no privacy. None. You can lock your system down as much as you want, but other people don't have theirs locked down, and so much of the tracking is done on a server level. Hell, at this point we're nearing where Google and Microsoft can identify us as individuals based on our typing and mousing techniques.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 23, 2017, 00:16 Beamer
 
fishingtime wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 18:55:
meetings are a waste of everyone's time. if it takes you that long to get an idea across, you are the problem.

Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 15:54:
If you're one person working on one person things, or something that's digestible parts, like many software consultants, sure, you can work remotely.

When you're in marketing, your days are probably 25%-90% meetings, depending on your level. If you're working from home, you aren't efficient. A few days a month, sure, so you can get away from those meetings, but in marketing you need to work with finance, with sales, with accounting, with strategy, with legal, etc. You cannot do that remotely.

If you're someone that works focused on one small thing, great. If you're someone responsible for, or in the chain responsible for, actually directing the company, it's awful.

Decisions that require multiple departments require a lot of meetings. Meetings to establish what you're trying to figure out, to review data, to convince people to dedicate resources to your cause.

Sorry, decisions take a lot of people and take time. If you're doing a task, no, but if you're running entire brands, yes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: GOG Galaxy Leaves Beta Mar 23, 2017, 00:14 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 19:37:
That role was easily the peak moment of Chris Tucker's career.

https://youtu.be/bgo0CDL6bd0 is a much more accurate version of the aria.

I don't think I disagree, and I absolutely thought he was the worst part of that movie. Made it almost unwatchable. Still a ton of fun.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 22, 2017, 15:54 Beamer
 
If you're one person working on one person things, or something that's digestible parts, like many software consultants, sure, you can work remotely.

When you're in marketing, your days are probably 25%-90% meetings, depending on your level. If you're working from home, you aren't efficient. A few days a month, sure, so you can get away from those meetings, but in marketing you need to work with finance, with sales, with accounting, with strategy, with legal, etc. You cannot do that remotely.

If you're someone that works focused on one small thing, great. If you're someone responsible for, or in the chain responsible for, actually directing the company, it's awful.
 
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
61. Re: MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs? Mar 22, 2017, 15:52 Beamer
 
There's no way spyware is why more desktops run Windows 7. More likely, no one updates desktop OSs unless they buy a new desktop (or the OS they have is horrifically bad.) Since desktops aren't rapidly aging, people just aren't replacing their hardware and therefore seeing little reason to move to Windows 10.

Anyway, OSs collect data. That's just what 2017 is. As mentioned, your phone does it, your tablet does it. If you sneeze Google and Facebook know. Sometimes it's for marketing purposes, often it's just to see what the hell you do with your device and where issues occur.

Most people don't care. There's no way it's responsible for more than a percentage or two of conversion.
 
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