Ugh. Kids these days. With their taste in things that’s different than my taste in things was when I was their age due to the ever-evolving media landscape and constantly growing range of options and things that have nothing to do with their intelligence or anything going down hill. Get off my lawn.
We found that, upon exposure to sexist humor, men higher in sexism discriminated against women by allocating larger funding cuts to a women’s organization than they did to other organizations.
We also found that, in the presence of sexist humor, participants believed the other participants would approve of the funding cuts to women’s organizations. We believe this shows that humorous disparagement creates the perception of a shared standard of tolerance of discrimination that may guide behavior when people believe others feel the same way.
The research indicates that people should be aware of the prevalence of disparaging humor in popular culture, and that the guise of benign amusement or “it’s just a joke” gives it the potential to be a powerful and widespread force that can legitimize prejudice in our society
Thomas E. Ford, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University (via baebees)
this is why sexist humor isn’t fucking humor. it’s deepseated misogyny.
I’m now five episodes behind on Doctor Who, and debating whether or not it’s worth catching up. I noticed a dearth of posts regarding last night’s episode, and I’m wondering if everyone else has already given up on Moffat and stopped watching?
I didn’t sleep for as long as I wanted to, but the dreams started getting repetitive. The last dream I had was me walking into a “penny arcade” type thing in Hollywood after having moved to a house somewhere in the area (about 30 miles away, but accessible by bus/train). There were all sorts of classic coin-operated machines…nickelodeons, games where a pinball is “pitched” to you on the wooden playfield and you press a button to swing a bat and hit it somewhere, and other similar old-timey games.
I slept for 20 hours today (dreams weren’t as good as last time I slept, mostly involving rising sea levels and a group consisting of me and two tumblr friends being kidnapped at gunpoint), and now I’ve been awake for three hours and could probably go back to sleep if I let myself.
Today was mostly decent. For the first time in two weeks, I went to bed yesterday knowing that I didn’t have a transcript to type up that people were waiting on. And I let myself sleep for about 18 hours (I woke up a few times, but just rolled over and went back to sleep), and actually had mostly decent dreams. It was nice to get a day off from the usual nightmares. Well, there was one fairly intense one (drowning is not fun, even when it’s just in a dream), but that’s way less than I normally have.
Got up at about 2:00am, played some Dragon Age, soaked in the tub for a couple hours, and watched the Giants win the National League pennant (I’m a National League guy at heart, but I think I’m going to be cheering for Kansas City in the World Series — it’s been almost three decades since the Royals have won a championship).
Now it’s time to see how long I can sleep for again, and hope that the dreams are on par with yesterday’s. I won’t hold my breath on that one.
Oh, and I got my election ballot in the mail today (Washington holds its elections by mail). Since I live close enough to Oregon that their political ads and news coverage is about all I see, tomorrow I’ll read up on the things that are on my ballot and get that mailed off so it can be counted on November 4th. We don’t have a Senate race this cycle, but there is a House of Representatives seat up for grabs.
LA County is considering making homelessness a parole violation and if that isn’t the most fucked up clear proof that the prison system is about getting poor, “unsavory” people out of sight out of mind then I don’t know what is.
there is a serious war against homeless people in this country. Whether it’s this, or banning sleeping or having possessions in public or criminalizing sharing food with homeless people.
I’d really like to see a source for OP’s claim. I can’t seem to find anything about this.
[EDIT:] Thanks to twitchyspastic for pointing out a source in the Los Angeles Daily News. In the seventh paragraph of this article it says:
In Los Angeles County, where 758 convicts released under realignment say they have no permanent address, county attorneys are considering whether being homeless could be classified as an automatic violation of a parolee’s terms of release. That’s in part because many counties are finding that former inmates will claim homelessness to avoid close supervision.
origin is very weird about screencaps. you usually have to do the ol’ print screen, paste to paint thing, if i remember correctly. my game is through steam. aLSO TELL ME EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER
I tried that method of saving a screencap, but it didn’t work. Mine’s through Origin (since they were the ones who had it free). The game saves my screenshots, but unless I can find where it’s storing them (and they’re in a usable format), I don’t think I can access them outside of the game.
Wait, nevermind. Found them, thanks to google. I had looked in the game’s directory for them before, turns out it saves them in My Documents.
I haven’t finished Final Fantasy 6 yet (I seem to be stuck in a small area and need to look up a walkthrough to find my way out), but today I started Dragon Age: Origins.
I haven’t looked at any guides or anything, so I just went based on the blurbs it had for each type of character. My character is a rogue City Elf. I’ve played through the Origin part of the story (curious to see how different answers would affect how that turned out), and have joined Duncan and the other Grey Wardens in preparation for the Blight.
I’m just happy that my laptop is running it OK — I had trouble installing it (I had to delete all the DirectX files that the game came with, then install it, then put the files back in the folder I had deleted them from), but once I got past that things seem to be working fine.
So far, I like it. Except I can’t seem to register the game with BioWare’s social site since it was free and I don’t remember seeing a cdkey anywhere, so I can’t upload screenshots or my avatar or anything (does anyone know how to take screenshots of the game that I can view outside of the game? PrtSc only saves them in the game and gives me the non-functioning option to upload them to a site that says my game doesn’t exist).
It’s like pulling teeth just to get basic answers.
I emailed them back on October 8th asking about the broken/replaced Z+C keyboard shortcut to compose a new post. It’s been replaced, apparently, with an Option+C shortcut (but, being on a Windows computer, I have no Option key).
On October 13th I emailed them again asking if they had any plans to reply to me.
I got an email six hours later which basically said “We didn’t read your email, but it’s probably a problem on your end.” Here’s the exact wording:
Hello, We’re sorry you’re having this problem. Answering the following questions will help us find out what’s going on:
What web browser and browser version are you using? Update your browser and see if that helps.
Are you running any browser extensions, add-ons, or security software? If so, does disabling them help?
Have you restarted your computer and reset your network connection?
If the problem persists, can you send us an un-cropped screenshot of what you’re seeing? Please send screenshots in JPG/JPEG, PNG, BMP, or GIF formats. More info about taking screenshots is here: http://www.take-a-screenshot.org
It’s the same email I got from them last time I emailed them about a separate issue (which never got resolved).
So I sent the standard reply, listing my browser versions (both of them, Chrome and Firefox, are up-to-date and the problem exists in both), add-ons were disabled and the problem still persisted, had restarted my computer quite a few times since the initial email, and I sent them a screenshot of my dashboard that showed that I was not, in fact, making a new post because the shortcut doesn’t work.
Two days later on the 15th, I got an email from support saying that they’re way behind (but saying “a great problem to have, because it means we have so many awesome users who know they can reach out to us anytime!” when I have a feeling that they could handle the volume a lot better if they weren’t so busy giving everyone who emails the runaround) and could I please reply if the issue is still going on? So I replied this morning when I saw the email and said it was still an issue.
Then I received a reply saying that I have to use the J or K shortcut to line up a post with the top of the screen, because that’s how tumblr knows what post I’m trying to take an action on.
I replied again to remind them that my issue isn’t with taking action on an existing post, but trying to create a new one without having to either scroll to the top of my dashboard or open a new dashboard page to get the new post icons, when all I had to do before was press two buttons.
But just in case, I used J to line a post up at the top of the screen, and the shortcut for composing a new post still didn’t work.
Just now, I got an email from tumblr saying:
Our engineers are aware of this issue and are currently working on a fix. We hope to have the problem resolved shortly. Thanks for your patience.
It shouldn’t take 8 days of back and forth and “it’s probably your fault” accusations from tumblr before we get to the “we’re aware of the issue and are working on it” stage. If they’re aware of it, then why did it take over a week of pulling teeth before they said that?
The last time I had an issue with tumblr support I eventually gave up on getting an actual answer because I was getting so frustrated with them. After jumping through the same hoops this time (again, without a resolution), I doubt I ever email them again.
Which is probably their goal in the first place. They probably have a sign hanging up in their office that says “Hey, if we’re incompetent enough, maybe people will leave us alone!”
I’m almost done with Final Fantasy VI (I’m about to head to the Floating Continent), so very soon it looks like I’ll finally be starting Dragon Age (assuming, of course, that my laptop can handle it — I haven’t had great luck with this thing running games so far).
But for now, it’s time to spin the Wheel of Dreams and see what comes up tonight. I’ve had a couple former roommates show up on two consecutive nights. Two nights ago I was back working at Disneyland (yet again…I remember using the phrase “fifth time is the charm” in the dream because I have such a habit of not checking my schedule and missing shifts in my dreams). Last night I was on an adventure in a hunted house, trying to avoid and/or kill ghosts, but in more of a video game fashion than my normal nightmares about haunted houses (in this dream, I actually could defeat ghosts, where normally all I can do is run away and hope to survive in those kinds of dreams).
I should probably turn off this BBC America show about poisonous scorpions, though, and try to get my mind on something else before I actually knock out. I can’t imagine that dreams about scorpions would go well for me.
I also told followers of one of the transcript blogs (there were two, one color-coded and one not) that I will soon be deleting it and inviting them to join the other one. It’s just too much work to do two versions of each transcript with different formatting. Part of my trouble with getting overwhelmed with the transcript that took two weeks was the thought of color coding it for each character (which would mean coming up with yet more color schemes that [a] aren’t already being used and [b] are easily readable — there are only so many combinations I can use that at least some people don’t have trouble reading).
But I was right that the regular episode that came out tonight would seem easy compared to the long one that I finished earlier today. Compared with probably a combined 20 hours working on the last one, I finished this one (proof reading and everything) in just over three hours. And now I can sort of chill out on Night Vale until November 1st, when they release a “bonus features” episode.
I love the show, but wow…if I didn’t cut the work load a bit I was gonna lose it.
Well, it took me two weeks, but I finally got the transcript of the special live crossover episode of Night Vale/The Thrilling Adventure Hour typed out and posted.
I’m growing to fear their live shows. This one is 34 pages in my word processor. The average episode is 6-7 pages. And for the life of me I couldn’t tell a couple of the characters in this show apart at all. I ended up guessing on who was saying a lot of the lines.
And in just over two hours, the next Night Vale episode comes out and I get to do it all over again. Fortunately, as far as I know, there is no extra-long live episode being released tonight — it should just be the regular 20-30 minute episode, so it should seem like a walk in the park after this one.