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September 15, 2015 by Frogboy
GamerGate: A quick recapFor years there has been a growing awareness that elements of the gaming media have been using their platforms to advocate for their friends and personal politics while punishing foes and ideologies they didn’t like.  For simplicity, we’ll refer to them as social justice warriors (SJWs).  Their most common tactic has been to misrepresent something in such a way as to harm an ideological opponent while improving their standing in their peer group.&nbs...
February 22, 2015 by Frogboy
The Social Justice Warrior took a sip of coffee harvested by slave labor in South America. The hint of chocolate, brought to him thanks to the work of child labor in Africa filled the plastic cup that was made possible thanks to imported petroleum from a repressive regime. He gazed sternly at the screen on his MacBook whose parts came from forced labor in China. Something was wrong. His brow furrowed. Something was very wrong. “I cannot buy this [game/movie/toy/rubber duck],” he whispered ...
September 20, 2014 by Frogboy
http://www.politicalcompass.org/printablegraph?ec=1.12&soc=-3.33     
September 18, 2014 by Frogboy
Typical conversation regarding a certain lawsuit goes something like this: What about <Allegation 1>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 2>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 3>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 4>? They made it up. Oh come on, you’re saying they made it all up? Yes. Can you prove they made it up? Yes. How? Because their own witnesses claimed she did or she directly admitted to doing so during her deposition. ...
September 23, 2012 by Frogboy
Human beings tend to want to make sense of things. When we hear that someone has died, many people will try to rationalize why such a thing wouldn't or couldn't happen to them. It comforts them.  We instinctively want to find a reason for the unreasonable. When we see violent mobs in the middle east, some people want to blame an "offensive video". But that's not rational. Healthy people, in our society, don't go into a murderous rage over the abstract.  Other pe...
December 10, 2009 by Frogboy

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If you use the Greenland ice core samples you get a long term temperature map.

July 9, 2016 by Frogboy
In no particular order: People often lightly suggest that “you should sue X”. Lawsuits are multi-year arduous, tedious affairs.  My opinion is that the threshold for a lawsuit should be if you lived without civil society would you be willing to commit violence to achieve your objective? If no, then find another way.A customer of ours recently got banned on Wikipedia for aggressively defending me on my Wiki page.  Apparently he had been contributing for years. I feel some...
June 14, 2016 by Frogboy
I grew up in a steel town. A dying steel town.  I wouldn’t have called the area I grew up as “rough” but no one would describe it as “privileged”. In my high school, there was a group of 5 jocks who would go around beating up “nerds”.  One of my friends came in one day with two black eyes and his face incredibly swollen up.  He had been “chosen”. One afternoon, while leaving my advanced math class, I was punched in the back of the head.  I fell to the ground and tur...
September 20, 2014 by Frogboy
 
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September 29, 2009 by Frogboy
This just in: “We did not halt our advertising on Fox; we simply did not have any ads currently airing on Fox. This should not be interpreted as a decision to pull our advertising temporarily or permanently from the Fox network. In fact, a new advertising rotation began on September 14 to support the new The UPS Store online printing service. Fox is included in that rotation.”
November 4, 2008 by Frogboy
I had to take a screenshot before this gets buried. Last time (2004) they buried their exit polls after it became clear they were ridiculous biased for Democrats (no bias in the media eh?). So according to this, Ohio whouls end up roughly 53% for Obama and 45% for McCain.  Let's wait and see how the actual results show up.  Obviously if Obama wins Ohio McCain is toast.
October 19, 2004 by Frogboy
We took a poll of WinCustomize.com users on whether they prefer Bush or Kerry to be President of the United States. Very interesting results and we thank the 1700 or so people who participated in this unscientific poll. Of Americans who responded: 50.2% prefer Bush 49.8% prefer Kerry But of those who are not American: 21% prefer Bush 79% prefer Kerry Suffice to say, Americans are split on the issue but international users are pretty firm in their viewpoint.
January 19, 2004 by Frogboy
While working on The Political Machine it's easy to start looking at the electoral map as purely a numbers game. Simply put, for the Democrats to win they have to win one (or more) of the southern states while at the same time keeping all the states they won in 2000. But can they do that? Presently, only Clark looks like he could be competitive at all in the south and that's not a sure thing.  In addition, the Democrats have to ensure they continue to win the same states they won last ti...
September 28, 2009 by Frogboy
I try to keep my Facebook account pretty private. I have friends with thousands of Facebook friends.  Mine has fewer than 350 and they’re nearly all family or people I’ve known for many many years. Last week I posted a status update: UPS has apparently pulled all their ads from Fox News. Will have to see if this is the case. I don't like to see companies trying to push their ideology on others.This was not about Glenn Beck but rather UPS had pulled all their ads from Fox N...