• Blakut posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Ugh, why do you use checks anyway?

    • Yes, USA is way behind the rest of the Western world in that respect.

      A recent survey (Allan Koehler, ABC Finance program) showed that Australians use on average 8 per annum – he was surprised it was so high.

      Personally, I only use 1 or 2. So 20th century!

      • I am in Germany and have used a check exactly once in my life. I was horribly confused by what to do with it…

  • Blakut posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Wait, isn’t PZ involved in some lawsuit with Shermer? What happened to that?

  • Blakut posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Nice article. I mostly agree with it. But i also think that if someone writes good fiction, that has problematic parts, those works should still be appreciated for the good parts that they offer. Art is also a subjective expression of the individual making it.

  • Blakut posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Hmm… haven’t re-read Orson Scott Card in many years. Maybe i sbould give it a go, seeing as i disagree with many of the things he says nowadays.

    If what Anita is doing, and i intend to think this is it, is just criticism, then it’s ok with me. Her free speech should be protected in any case and i think it’s crazy that someone would make…[Read more]

  • Blakut posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Sure, i firmly believe in their freedom to say whatever they want, and not be harassed in any way. I may not agree with all they say, they have some valid points, but also faults.

  • Blakut posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    In my country girls were discouraged from going to technical universities as well, because engineering used to be a man’s job. But then, the economy was so that you couldn’t make a living out of soft subjects, so women started coming to engineering school more and more. When i started engineering school there were more men than women, by the end,…[Read more]

  • Blakut posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

     I’m just afraid that games will be censored, that the art that they represent will have to obey some rules imposed not by the market or by what the gamers want, but pressure from activists. I look at some games in my childhood that would have never existed if their makers listened to anita or zoe quinn. No Duke Nukem, cause it portraits women…[Read more]

    • Anita only offers criticism, she is not “demanding” anything. Period.

      Zoe only developed her own games, she hasn’t even offered criticism of games, only of gamers who are attacking her. Period.

      I don’t agree that we should judge the works of artists because of their personal failings, as has happened with Lovecraft. But the difference is…[Read more]

      • Sure, i firmly believe in their freedom to say whatever they want, and not be harassed in any way. I may not agree with all they say, they have some valid points, but also faults.

    • Blakut, I’d encourage you to read this short piece, How To Be a Fan of Problematic Things, which has become something of an internet classic. Criticizing a work of art, literature, or pop culture does not necessarily mean hating it or wanting to censor it. Indeed, criticism can be an act of reverence, because (when done properly anyway) it means…[Read more]

      • Hmm… haven’t re-read Orson Scott Card in many years. Maybe i sbould give it a go, seeing as i disagree with many of the things he says nowadays.

        If what Anita is doing, and i intend to think this is it, is just criticism, then it’s ok with me. Her free speech should be protected in any case and i think it’s crazy that someone would make…[Read more]

      • Nice article. I mostly agree with it. But i also think that if someone writes good fiction, that has problematic parts, those works should still be appreciated for the good parts that they offer. Art is also a subjective expression of the individual making it.

    • Oh no! Poor you. You may have to deal with the realization that the games you play may have problems!

      “I’ve seen where this is going.

      You seem to have a LOT of assumptions but nothing solid whatsoever. Someone *might* say something maybe negative about you becuase you play games, although it doesn’t appear anyone *has* … and you’ve “seen…[Read more]

    • How will they be sensored? What rules? Who is going to outline those rules?

      Do you beieve movies and cartoons are now being censored because we as a society have said “that shit is not okay” to black face?

      I don’t think you understand what “censorship” is. It’s NOT society realizing and speaking out against discrmination and opression and…[Read more]

    • “…he as a writer should be forgotten, because he was racist”

      Who is saying that? Name two.

    • And I can’t believe I missed this the first time but no one said you must hate Lovecraft or his work.

      It’s like one strawman after another with you. You just keep making shit up.

  • Blakut posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Something new about gamergate, from gawker: http://i.imgur.com/6ssdX8x.jpg

  • Blakut posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    The Chile article is in spanish…

    • Weird. I see the link to the Google Translate version of the article.

      I always try to find a version in English, as google translated articles are hard (and sometimes impossible) to read, but it’s not always available.

  • Blakut posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    I think he was just talking about drunk drivers. He’s not known for his clearly understandable tweets.