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  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    Why can't everybody just put a line at the end of the document reflecting the version number, or "as of" date? Or just change the filename from "EmpireGamesV1.doc" to "EmpireGamesV2.doc". And keep them all so you can track down when...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    It's not that it makes their lives easier. It's that this is the standard. If you want to make up a new standard then fine, but please also provide a changeover plan for a whole industry almost entirely made up...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    I realize that most fingerprint scanners also scan for blood flowing through the finger. I don't know if most mobile devices are that advanced. Doesn't matter if they are or not, that's also easily defeated....
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Is the USA? Infrastructure degradation is not a Russia-only phenomenon......
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    "Ireland" is usually the Republic of Ireland; McGuinness' resignation will cause some heartburn in the Department of Foreign Affairs, but no elections will result. The EU is popular down here; I see little hope for an "Irish UKIP." (The concept...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Have you tried it? The noisome corner-dwellers have reproduced their former dwelling places wholesale within mainstream social media. Everyone doesn't jump on them because 1) if they're not in your social graph you don't see it unless you go look...
  • Commented on A reminder
    The whole 2nd/3rd wave thing seems to have started with Moz and I poking EC and Troutwaxer; I freely admit I was playing picador over a perceived "it was fine in the 70s, but these young people have gone Too...
  • Commented on A reminder
    Then you haven't understood my points any better than any of those that have been flaming me. No, I am NOT saying that it was all better in the old days, or even that the situation is balanced, but that...
  • Commented on A reminder
    it's practical to have hoisting equipment available I suggest you consider how many decades nurses have been moving heavy people vs. how many decades small portable powerful hoists have been generally available. And possibly re-read the nurse's aide's comment above....
  • Commented on A reminder
    In light of Mayhem's comment above, I will actually entirely stand by my post: remembering my (lack of) self-confidence as a teenager, I'm sure I wouldn't have withstood the teasing training as a countertenor would have brought....
  • Commented on A reminder
    I didn't say we couldn't measure them accurately: I said we can't measure them at all. What we measure is the the confounding effects of society's belief that girls can't do maths(pdf), CV reviewer bias, and many other obstacles have...
  • Commented on A reminder
    I had missed this reply. The point is to remove bias against equally-talented female candidates, and - if there is an ability difference, to remove the barriers preventing women with ability or the potential for it from blossoming. That's it....
  • Commented on A reminder
    Related to the "Brave New World" problem; is the totalitarian society literally pre-destining citizens in the womb-replacement technology justified by a population (including those pre-destined to low status drudgery; no Omelas here) happier and more content than any society before...
  • Commented on A reminder
    real scholars don't call it such "The crisis facing men is not the crisis of masculinity, it is the crisis of patriarchal masculinity. Until we make this distinction clear, men will continue to fear that any critique of patriarchy represents...
  • Commented on A reminder
    Speaking personally, my freedom is big enough to accommodate both those who want "the freedom to have sex" and those who want "the freedom to not have sex," and within the scope of my GREAT BIG FREEDOM there's no need...
  • Commented on A reminder
    The second most obvious difference (first, collectively, being actual sexual characteristics both primary and secondary) would seem to be physical size and strength, particularly upper body strength; and this matters in such careers as firefighting and infantry (and probably artillery)...
  • Commented on A reminder
    I was addressing "She went to two meetings, had to skip a meeting, then discovered at the fourth meeting that the club had broken up during the third meeting over extremely ugly and angry differences between the pro-sex and anti-sex...
  • Commented on A reminder
    You try and select the best performing candidate according to your stated criteria, and not let unstated and unexamined biases (presumably those with stated and examined biases would not be let on the interview panel) prejudice your assessment of the...
  • Commented on A reminder
    Sorry. I've been trying to push a "current feminist concerns and thought are valid!" line, but reading back I've been ...less than successful....
  • Commented on A reminder
    I'd have said the third wave recognises that more impacts on an opportunity's availability than just whether or not one is allowed apply (I'll once again point out orchestras moving to blind auditions), but we've had this fight before. Feminism...
  • Commented on A reminder
    The sex wars predate third wave feminism, so blaming that disagreement on it seems...odd?...
  • Commented on A reminder
    From your link: The consensus among modern anthropologists and sociologists is that while power is often preferentially bestowed on one sex or the other, patriarchy is not the cultural universal it was once thought to be. Obviously true. However, some...
  • Commented on A reminder
    Thank you for putting politely what I could not....
  • Commented on A reminder
    Yes, patriarchy is a system that harms and is kept in place by all of us, but it teaches those of us who identify as men and are mostly comfortable in 'standard' masculinity we need to be providers, suppress our...
  • Commented on A reminder
    Randomised Controlled Trial, AFAICT....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Thank you and Nowhereland Chronist for a very informative conversation; I know I've learned a lot....
  • Commented on A reminder
    So - if the causes are bottom-up as much as top-down, how does a bottom-up solution look? Local political organizing to provide a believable non-fascist alternative, coupled with a 'muscular response' to make room for that organizing to take place...
  • Commented on A reminder
    This is what has been going on for the last 30 years: social-democrats cannot get the centre and their left at once, so try to go to the centre (you get Blair). The right cannot get the centre then, so...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Less glibly: they're already intercepting huge amounts of data on the wire (example) and analysing it programatically, and can continue to do so; no need to mandate servers in the country. Encryption's basically not an issue when you've the resources...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Like this....
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