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Why might the culture of video games have been a particularly fertile soil for a misogynist strain of the paranoid style to take root? I think it's mostly children being manipulated by older men with a political agenda, and it's about as... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Pope Guilty, Serf, Susan PG, Corinth, Artw
MeFi comment - 2 ½ hours ago

The source for the 'bums' thing. Not a lie. Someone in this thread is spreading misinformation, and it's not Shaun king. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by His thoughts were red thoughts, sheila t, sotonohito, limeonaire
MeFi comment - Almost 3 hours ago

Jesus Christ that reddit thread is sad on so many levels. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Artw
MeFi comment - Almost 3 hours ago

The best portrayal of IT work is House, with a vocabulary switch. CHASE: House, we need to cure this server. It is very sick. HOUSE: Did you rebooting it? CHASE: I did try rebooting it. HOUSE: Only stupid people try rebooting. You are stupid.... [more]
favorited 124 times, recently by jdherg, rmd1023, palomar, tofu_crouton, zombieflanders, pharm, ArkhanJG, grouse, vibratory manner of working, one of these days, ramix, Sangermaine, soam, IAmBroom, scrump, lkc, mrgoat, evoque, CyborgHag, subdee, Freon, rebent, Gilead, t3h933k, neushoorn, Fizz, sephira, Sys Rq, Uniformitarianism Now!, Mars Saxman, chronic sublime, thetarium, quindo, brism, Cannon Fodder, montag2k, Hactar, Mister Fabulous, ChutneyFerret, Proofs and Refutations, Hither, arcticseal, Jacqueline, Monochrome, rtha, His thoughts were red thoughts, beandip, Homeboy Trouble, dr_dank, bitter-girl.com, zachlipton, Jalliah, ghharr, adamt, ch1x0r, hootenatty, tarheelcoxn, wenestvedt, Green With You, mmoncur, avian carrier, Hello, I'm David McGahan, EmGeeJay, mikelynch, daq, Pope Guilty, Reverend John, tickingclock, Pink Frost, bakerina, dialetheia, beep-bop-robot, rabbitrabbit, fiercekitten, GenjiandProust, indubitable, theartandsound, rhamphorhynchus, The Almighty Mommy Goddess, eleanna, Pendragon, i less than three nsima, cooker girl, oceanjesse, maxwelton, bitterpants, arcticwoman, sektah, Monkey0nCrack, matildaben, bookgirl18
MeFi comment - 3 ¼ hours ago

Math is beautiful
favorited 117 times, recently by Asparagus
MeFi post - 5 ¾ hours ago

Tim Cook quotes Blue Beetle
favorited 1 time, recently by thetarium
MetaTalk post - 7 hours ago

Or you know, they can ignore the whiney children and publish what they want, the way they want to. You don't have to read it. [more]
favorited 13 times, recently by Proofs and Refutations, rifflesby, dialetheia, ndfine, osk, TheWhiteSkull, Lentrohamsanin, Theta States, Artw, anti social order, seyirci, nasreddin, Pope Guilty
MeFi comment - More than 18 hours ago

the subtle, complex, largely unconscious yet deeply ingrained ways that individuals racially code and categorize people, with a particular focus on associations between race and crime Aliya Saperstein has been involved in a bunch of studies... [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by alphanerd, allthinky, LucretiusJones, Wemmick
MeFi comment - Yesterday

The stigma about 'acting white' is a real thing, but I never really thought of it as being about education, it's more about assimilation and code-switching and abandoning the culture they were raised in, which is something common to pretty much every... [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by FelliniBlank, dhartung, Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey, Mayor Curley, oceanjesse
MeFi comment - Yesterday

2. Maybe people keep "rehashing a two year old incident" because there are people who still don't fucking get why it was a big deal. I thought pretty much everyone here agreed that the skeptics/atheist 'movement' is full of a... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by hypatiadotca
MeFi comment - Yesterday

I know this isn't the sort of thing that metafilter likes to do, but tying it into people's amazon/netflix accounts would be nice. You log in, it says: Discussions for movies/shows you've watched recently. Easy peasy.... [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Westringia F., idb, viggorlijah, Jacqueline, Wolfster, Drinky Die
MetaTalk comment - Yesterday

What's transpiring is the first public sign of Apple transforming itself from a "personal device" manufacturer to a talent agency akin to William Morris or CAA, which is very much in keeping with their competition against Google and... [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by jjwiseman, Monochrome, I-baLL, MikeWarot, rude.boy, seyirci, whittaker, MeatLightning, JohnFredra
MeFi comment - Yesterday

You know a new phone on the major carriers is going to come with Bloatware iPhones notably don't. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by blueberry, Monochrome, vibrotronica, wenestvedt, whittaker
MeFi comment - Yesterday

many people i'm reading on twitter, including some that have sold their startups for large amounts of cash to big companies, seem to agree that notch lost money in the long run by selling. I mean really once you hit a billion dollars, how... [more]
favorited 23 times, recently by threeants, Bugbread, axon, Proofs and Refutations, Gary, scrump, escape from the potato planet, Serf, Jacqueline, Lentrohamsanin, saul wright, maxwelton, radiosilents, LucretiusJones, ultraviolet catastrophe, WalkingAround, wenestvedt, symbioid, MrBobaFett, Megami, muddgirl, schnee, drezdn
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Treat people who believe irrational things as anthropological subjects to be studied, rather than adversaries to be tangled with. Personally, I find it fascinating to try and understand why people believe in complete nonsense, and it's more... [more]
favorited 19 times, recently by argonauta
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

There might be a settings option to fix this that I can't find, but I have "solved" it by just not having other audio files on the device which is deeply irritating in itself. As far as I can tell, it's the fault of your stereo,... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by litlnemo, Dip Flash, whittaker
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

pop album that spontaneously began playing even though I didn't even have my phone's Music app running My car ipod connector is really obnoxious for switching to the music app whenever something else I'm listening to stops (like soundcloud... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by litlnemo
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

I'll second phunniemee that it sounds like you might not be getting enough fat Yeah, olive oil or butter on vegetables makes them feel more filling, just, you know, don't drown them in it.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by wwax
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

An average day would be: 1-2 hard boiled eggs, some broccoli or greens, two handfuls of nuts, a carrot, an apple, a banana, some yogurt, and a can of tuna. If that's what I were eating, I'd get bored of eating too. Try some... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by wwax
Ask MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Travel is equally ephemeral. Yeah, travel is a better example. I spent a few grand going to hang out in Ibiza with a friend who had a gig at Space and brought nothing home but a hangover and have 0 regrets.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by atrazine, feckless fecal fear mongering
MeFi comment - 2 days ago

Painting, music and sculpture is similarly useless, but for some reason very few people complain when someone drops a a million dollars on a picasso. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by jenfullmoon, joseph conrad is fully awesome
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I wonder if notch is the guy that was randomly donating vast amounts of money to twitch streamers. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by wemayfreeze, mothershock, dominicmauro
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

It was my experience with the front page - which I understand is a sample of what lies beneath. Maybe it was lousy sample, but it was still lousy. The stuff on the front page attracts the worst of the worst commenters.... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by IAmBroom
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

There was a whole thing in the lesson about how the Hammurabi Code led to the Decalog, etc., all paving the way for Christianity's introduction of a radical new way to do ethical reasoning ("The Golden Rule") taking a more relativistic... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by nooneyouknow
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

A sequel, if handled properly and developed with a proper budget could easily be a $500M release. You are way low-balling the amount of money that Minecraft 2 would make.... [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by djwohls, escape from the potato planet, JHarris
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

She meant it. Her diaries from that time, while she worked as a receptionist and an extra, lay out the Nietzschean mentality that underpins all her later writings. The newspapers were filled for months with stories about serial killer called... [more]
favorited 26 times, recently by oceanjesse
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Here's something fun: Microsoft expects to break even on the deal in under a year. Minecraft is incredibly profitable, but not that profitable (yet). What could they be planning? Notably, Microsoft says that it expects the acquisition "to... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by rebent, Lentrohamsanin
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Despite all the ports, though, it's primarily a Windows joint and Microsoft has this weird contempt for the PC as a gaming platform, so I... I dunno. What makes you think about it's about the PC? Do you what the number one selling game... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by corb
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

Of course that may be a cultural thing right there as well. James Nicoll commented the other day that he found it really odd how Americans always insist that the Republic is really fragile, and that just one more straw will break it, Any Day... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Lesser Shrew
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I've been listening to the Revolutions podcast, which has covered the English civil war to the French Revolution so far, and it seems to me that the one commonality was an out of control executive that ran out of money because of badly managed wars,... [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by Lesser Shrew, Slithy_Tove, johnasdf
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I doubt the investors he had to take money from to get this far would agree to that... I don't believe that minecraft had a significant amount of outside investment. It was programmed by one guy and was making money hand over fist from the... [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by IAmBroom
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

I always thought that the shoutout to Triumph of the Will at the end of Star Wars was Lucas telling us the galaxy might just be trading in one set of fascists for another. George Lucas doesn't do subtle. Or subtext.... [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Time pooping/peeing: 3 If you aren't pooping on the clock, you're doing it wrong. [more]
favorited 30 times, recently by kimota
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

i have no idea what i'm supposed to be doing. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Alles
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

And, yes, I am seeing the stirrings of revolution in the us right now. The fact that cliven bundy was able to face down armed federal troops with his own armed mob and get away with it does not bode well for the future of the republic. The... [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Some people see the truth sooner than others. I think a lot of people's apple animosity boils over into gruber animosity (or maybe vice versa). I read him all the time, because I've bought into the apple ecosystem and his blog tends to... [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

To me, joining an atheist community would be like joining a 'the sky is blue' community. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

And lol at medicinal pot not having street value. Just like no one buys oxycontin. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I think it's more that they're trying to communicate how to use adobe illustrator. [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Well it depends on the subreddit. /r/askhistorians has a few hundred thousand subscribers and approximately fifty vetted moderators and they are absolutely brutal about deleting speculation and quips. Yeah, no kidding, I got banned from... [more]
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MeFi comment - 5 days ago

I think this essay might change your mind about whether Star Wars was an objectively bad film. It's a silly movie made by a serious film maker, who completely fell off the rails once the money started rolling in.... [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Law enforcement in this country is a criminal organization from top to bottom, and it's destroying democracy. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 days ago

When everyone you know seems to be impossible to deal with, you might want to consider that they are not the ones with the problem. [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

I never did get the point of the plastic bag in that movie That scene is the only scene in the entire movie that's worthwhile. It made me cry. But then again, I had done ecstasy the night before seeing the movie..... [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 days ago

If you think that you're good at programming, keep taking classes until you get to ones that challenge you. CS at advanced levels can get truly mindbending and if you can get to that level and thrive, you'll have no problem finding a job, I would... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

I can't think of a single tune that I can hum from a film score that's not by John Williams Game of Thrones. [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 days ago

There is basically no such thing as last minute discounts on flights to destinations that anyone actually wants to go to on vacation, but you can get last minute deals on hotels which include flights from places like travelzoo.... [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Part of this is obviously anti-legalization counter-spin meant to fragment support for legalization by lamely trying to split environmentalists off the coalition. This is an argument *for* legalization not against. If people could just... [more]
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MeFi comment - 6 days ago

The hidden consequences of our choices and desires on people we never know and often don't contemplate are endlessly fascinating and sometimes quite chilling. Society is a complete horror show for the vast majority of people in it. Do... [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 days ago

The thing that got me was the binary choice that was presented. As in, the choices were accept the society or walk away. But not to free the child. None of the people who walk away take the child with them. Which means, no matter where they go,... [more]
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MeFi comment - 7 days ago

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