Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Responding With Capitalist Smart-Assery (offered for free, ironically)

Well, then, my friend, tarry not! The Elysian paradise of North Korea, famed throughout the world for the riches brought by Juche Socialism await you. Being, as I am, a knave and fool I shall suffer the burden and privations of free enterprise with naught but a 55-inch TV and a full refrigerator to give me succor in my privations. Good day.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Zombie Altruism

There is no altruism. It's impossible. In any possible circumstance there's a reward (real or perceived) for one's actions. If you're religious, you do good things to gain the rewards of your creed. If not, you do them to feel smug about yourself or to reduce guilt. Even a Kantian does things to fulfill their duty - however thankless it may be it is still fulfilling your value system. Altruism is not dead - it never existed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Simple Question

If a woman exploits personal relationships to advance their career (like getting a mediocre indie video game published on a download service designed in part to promote indie developers) is it better or worse when a man does it?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Leet Skillz Redux

Regarding Microsoft's OneDrive/SkyDrive: I'd like to know is how many numskulls are really asking, nay demanding: "Oh PLEASE - put my personal data where any bored script kiddie can get to it!!! I'LL PAY FOR THIS!!". Probably the same people whose demands dumb down Microsoft app functionality at every new release. I bet if Microsoft actually competed on functional technology rather than sweetheart package deals they'd have disappeared long ago.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Who Needs Enemies...?

I think it's time for Trans*people to remove the "T" from the LGBT "community". Continuing association with them only leads to the impression that trans expression is some sort of sex act rather than an expression of identity. Better to be a part of, say, the transhumanism movement that be indelibly identified as a sexual expression. It's a mutual feeling. Gays don't want us because we are considered embarrassing drag queens and they think we're just self-hating gay men anyway. Lesbians don't want us because there's a Johnson (or the ghost of one) and that disqualifies us from any positive consideration. Leave them behind. Given how many times the LGs have betrayed us I don't think that there's any protection to worry about leaving.