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  1. Crota 2Day: A Destiny 2 Forum Thread

    So.. necroing further, but it looks like Crota Today is pretty much dead: if one were to join the Waypoint Clan, which clan would one look for? Searching for "Waypoint" on turns up somethng that does not look very Waypoint-y... (I got up to 300 over Easter - I had fun unlocking two sets of paired weapons, Sturm and Drang and the MIDA multi-tool and mini-tool: like Destiny, I'm enjoying just wandering about in Destiny 2, seeing the sights and picking up bits of story - haven't really done much in the way of strikes or Crucible...)
  2. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    God, that would be depressing. But Woz actually seems to.. like people?
  3. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I feel a little sorry for Eric Raymond (although when I said that to people who work with FOSS, they immediately responded "don't"). Normally he just says this stuff on his blog, and a few people read it, and that's it. But now there's a mid-sized news source credulous enough to rebroadcast it, and suddenly he's a complete laughing stock. (I guess maybe compare and contrast the Star Citizen stuff and the Escapist? Although the hard work on that was done over decades, of course...)
  4. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Well, not "who can't hear you", but rather "who is blocking you". I believe Harper has somebody who reads the twitter feeds of people who are doing this kind of thing, in order to flag escalations. Keep escalating, and you can still get people's attention - and inciting harassment is obviously one way to do that, because it means they both see the content from as-yet-unblocked anime eggs, and have to get periodic updates on what you are saying in order to anticipate harassment from elsewhere.
  5. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Man, that was a strange weekend.
  6. Buying a New PC

    Not strictly ontopic, but Ikea's Markus saw me through a long stint of working from home.
  7. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Conveniently, cartoons about Gamergate can, it seems, be repurposed pretty easily to be about the Puppies.
  8. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Yeah - it's a tempting narrative, but, to paraphrase Kameron Hurley, woman have always written sci-fi, although increasingly not under noms de plume (like James Tiptree), and likewise gay people and people of colour. It is perhaps more accurate to say that sci-fi is over time starting to dismantle some of the barriers that have historically been placed in the path of these writers, as in the case of Samuel R Delany in 1967: One of the many, many things the Sad Puppies are comically wrong about is the idea that sci-fi used to be a playground for manly libertarians; even in the 60s, Poul Anderson and Robert Heinlein were outliers in a primarily progressive group, and even they, to quote Delaney again, would rather go to a party with left-wing sci-fi writers than actually to hang out with their political peers.
  9. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    (And the part about the Puppies immediately declaring victory and tagging in Gamergate seems wholly and depressingly correct.)
  10. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Sorry, my bad - sleepy misreading of a report - there were a _lot_ of "No Awards", though, which does feel like a line in the sand. The other thing from the Wired article is how few people Vox Day needed to shit the works up - 390? Really? That's his army?
  11. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    It looks like the Sad/Rabid Puppies have been annihilated at the actual Hugo voting, with "No Award" coming in first in most of the categories with a Puppy nominee. i.e. sci-fi fandom basically decided to blow up the bridges rather than risk a Puppy nomination getting across. This will presumably make for either a very short awards ceremony or one with very long speeches. Pretty much inevitably, the Puppies have claimed victory and tagged in Gamergate to make noise about it.
  12. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Wel, to an extent - but not actually to the point of actually watching it. Combining the official stream and the parallel stream allowing chat, about 5,000 people max were watching at any given time. To contextualise, Fish Plays Pokemon had a high of 12,000 concurrents.
  13. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Wow. Trying to read that article is like drowning in suet. Has that person ever written anything before? Have they ever _read_ anything before?
  14. Feminism

    Oh, God, CEO Barbie. Just a little bit. In my mouth. This does remind me a little of this blog post by Max Shireson, the former CEO of MongoDB, explaining how nobody has ever, ever asked him how he balances being a CEO and having children, whereas it turns up in every interview with a female CEO, and yet that he was quitting because he wanted to spend more time with his children.