altmehere 6 points ago +6 / -0

"If I hadn't been allowed to get away with my irresponsibility then I wouldn't have been able to get into this role where I can be irresponsible now."


altmehere 15 points ago +15 / -0

If men could get pregnant, there's no way the child support system would exist in its current form, because there's no way they would hold women to that standard.

altmehere 3 points ago +3 / -0

I get the impression that this is being done client-side, so the problem may not be detecting or communicating with a private LAN server; it could be the clients themselves being able to communicate over the Internet with Microsoft's servers.

altmehere 4 points ago +4 / -0

Correct me if I'm wrong, but they're all dead.

But they also include “their living ancestors”. Because apparently they don’t know the difference between ancestors and descendants.

altmehere 15 points ago +15 / -0

new, diverse casts can seem to 'ruin' the original

Yeah, a lot of people don't like large changes to existing characters. I very much doubt these people would be celebrating if Black Panther were made into a white character.

Which begs the question, why not create more diverse superheroes instead of appropriating existing franchises? (Rhetorical question, of course; these people are creatively bankrupt.)

study of the "toxic turn" in comic book fandom

Modern science in a nutshell: Start from the conclusion (that there was a "toxic turn") and work back from there.

And of course the idea that being against something or being negative is inherently "toxic" is ludicrous. They certainly don't adhere to that standard when it comes to criticism of the police or conservatives. On the flip side, there certainly are such things as toxic positivity and weaponized empathy.

altmehere 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm not too sure.

He's also power-hungry and ambitious, which has gotten him this far, but can also be dangerous. Similarly, I would speculate that Andrew Cuomo's political career may have come to an end for that reason only, regardless of what he did (or didn't do).

I won't be surprised either way.

altmehere 6 points ago +6 / -0

The state parties are not government. They are parties, with their duly appointed leadership and processes.

I would entirely agree with you if there weren’t two parties with an effective monopoly on the political process.

altmehere 3 points ago +3 / -0

Every one except Stockton and Springfield, so 8/10.

The only one with a Republican mayor is Stockton. Springfield's mayor is independent.

altmehere 8 points ago +8 / -0

I wonder if this is all coming from their parent company Yum! brands.

I think we're well past the point where it matters. They're either responsible for it or they're looking the other way and complicit in it.

I think people should point the finger at the parent company and its executives when shit like this happens. Don't just blame Twitch, blame Amazon and Jeff Bezos.

altmehere 3 points ago +3 / -0

They just permanently banned me without giving a reason.

Haven't really felt the need to go to Reddit.

Out of curiosity, when was the last time you posted on Reddit?

If they just banned you out of the blue with no reason when you haven't posted in a while, my first thought would be that they're preparing to move against the sub.

altmehere 3 points ago +3 / -0

They just finished a show called Book of Boba Fett where Fett himself is a background character in the show half the time.

Indeed. I have to suspect that part of the reason that wasn't more heavily criticized was that it involved existing characters rather than OCs. And it's worth noting that even lefty rags criticized that show for it.

I bet we won't see them criticize Disney for doing the exact same thing this time, though.

altmehere 42 points ago +42 / -0

Supreme Court leak investigation heats up as clerks are asked for phone records in unprecedented move

Leaking the draft opinion was an "unprecedented move" as well.

the conservative majority is poised to roll back a half-century of abortion rights and privacy protections

Such objective reporting, CNN.

altmehere 3 points ago +3 / -0

Oracle cloud offers 200GB block storage, 4 ARM CPU cores with 24GB RAM, and plenty of bandwidth all for free, but that does require a bit of setup and configuration.

altmehere 66 points ago +66 / -0

There have been multiple black actors in the recent Star Wars shows, and there was no pushback. Their roles were fairly well received.

The reason some people are upset is obvious: They quite reasonably expect Obi-Wan Kenobi to be the main character and primary focus of a series named Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Disney is taking a page directly out of the 2016 Ghostbusters playbook here by shouting "sexism" and "racism." Oddly enough that script was leaked too, and there was speculation that it was done intentionally to generate controversy and therefore interest in that movie. Can't help but wonder if that's the case here.

altmehere 12 points ago +12 / -0

No such thing happened. The prevailing ideology on 4chan did not change. The only thing that changed was the prevailing ideology of the mainstream media.

Coincidentally, I've noted before that around 2014-2015 is when Ars Technica started to get increasingly political. This can fairly easily be seen by looking at archives from before, during, and after that time.

altmehere 9 points ago +9 / -0

I swear all a gang would have to do to dominate all other gangs is enforce mandatory range time.

I realize it probably varies significantly by area, but I would imagine most ranges would be too aware and responsible to let that shit go on. And of course, those who take responsibility would also be the ones stripped of their rights, while these people will continue to do what they do illegally without giving a shit.

altmehere 11 points ago +11 / -0

The Director of Ex Machina

From the Director of Female Robots Manipulate Men comes Men = Bad, Women = Perpetual Victims. Quelle surprise.

altmehere 6 points ago +7 / -1

To be fair, Star Wars has a long history of using modified versions of real weapons as props. This does look particularly low effort, however.

altmehere 10 points ago +10 / -0

It's my understanding that it's also one of the most moderate least leftist of the major ones outside of the chans.

altmehere 45 points ago +46 / -1

Women are your highest prize.

You NEED us, so you control us so we can't reject you. And when we do, you rape us.

Does she realize that there are right-wing and libertarian men who are gay?

Your trophy wives, your baby makers, your caretakers, your maids, your cooks, your nurses

Your pocketbooks, your wageslaves, your providers. The traditional relationship between men and women wasn't all sunshine and roses for anyone involved, and you can make it sound as negative as is convenient for either party.

So many fragile boys in my DMs. I'm married to a man though, sorry.

Ah yes, the old "if you disagree with me it must be because you want to fuck me" argument. Making AOC proud, I'm sure.

altmehere 7 points ago +7 / -0

If they're allowed to walk around in uniform with badges and harass people and the local police does nothing then it doesn't matter whether they're "official" or not. They can't have it both ways.

altmehere 50 points ago +50 / -0

In the footage, Posobiec was not physically restrained.

Posobiec was not handcuffed or arrested, and was not taken into any physical detainment in any of the footage shared online thus far

You don’t have to be “physically detained” to be detained. This is more pathetic word games.

altmehere 6 points ago +6 / -0

states that females are subjected to more specific forms of violence, including sexual violence

That's one way to state that men are more likely to be the victims of any other kind of violence.

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