I saw this tweet earlier this morning. Whether or not it is legitimate, I do not know (which is all kinds of depressing unto itself), but what really bothered me were the responses.Read More
By my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you.
I wish I could say I was surprised.Read More
Game developer and podcaster Brianna Wu appeared on MSNBC's The Reid Report yesterday to discuss the ongoing harassment of women in gaming, and to share how male developers and journalists can help change that culture of misogyny from the top down.Read More
Oh, have I been subscribing to mansplaining all along? How do I get off that list?
The world is full of men who don't have time to Google feminism but have plenty of time to denounce it.Read More
In other news, old man yells at cloud.
You know what really gets my goat? Youths. Especially youths who can suspend their cynicism long enough to search for love on the Internet.Read More
Nope. Shut it down.
This. This is the kind of shit we were talking about when we suggested that maybe Reddit's new investor dollars could help them respond more quickly to awful things that are happening on the site. Massive, massive trigger warning.Read More
[Updated] Lawyer Representing Hacked Celebrities Compares Google To The NFL In Righteously Angry Letter
YOU GOT SERVERS! Er, served. You've been served, Google.
Google, I know you're untouchable and we're likely all just a dream within your dream, but still. Lawyer up.Read More
Did they get the kids back if they guessed that the password was "Rumpelstiltskin"?
Digital security firm F-Secure gave a big F-you to EULAs with a WiFi hotspot publicity stunt that allowed for free WiFi access as long as users agreed to its terms and conditions, which included giving away the rights to their first-born children. A few users agreed, possibly proving they didn't read the agreement, they're not that interested in kids, or they had some really important tweets to send.Read More
Evolutionary Anthropologist: Misogyny Not An Inherent Human Trait, Online Harassers Are “Bitter Baboons”
Sorry, baboons. No offense.
In his Slate article "Misogyny is Not Human Nature," evolutionary anthropologist Eric Michael Johnson quotes a Reddit user's excuse for the recent nude picture leaks: "[there is] something inherent about human nature that makes this kind of thing inevitable.”Read More
It's a series of neon tubes!
Ahhh, the '80s. Neon, power ballads, and the Internet. Oh, you don't remember the Internet from the '80s? Get learnt about this here newfangled contraption by taking a trip through time with a vintage tech news segment. Look at those two guys manually typing printed news stories into computers. One day, someone just like them will type the words "you won't believe" in a headline, and their whole industry will be revolutionized.Read More