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Saouka  ·  2037 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Outing" : On the practice of "outing" someone

    Apart from "orientation" changing to "genetic encoding," nothing in that particular line has changed (though, that change is a promising one).

I think Rick Perry's not far off the truth with 'People are inclined to be homosexual' - the idea that individuals can possess a natural inclination towards homosexuality seems persuasive with the entire "Gay Uncle" hypothesis that if you have an Uncle who's homosexual you are more likely to be homosexual yourself. There's also the hypothesis that if you have many brothers each brother is more likely to be homosexual than the last. So there's potentially some genetics in play and potentially something to do with development in birth.

One of the major differences between a disorder and an orientation is that a disorder causes medically significant distress, which homosexuality does not and alcoholism does and can. I think that can put away the entire "Homosexuality is a disorder" nonsense, but there's a more pressing issue to do with teaching homosexuality as genetic. I think the majority of the LGBT+ community is intimately aware that homosexuality is not entirely genetic. There are some individuals that always show an interest in those of the same assigned sex and always will, and some who show interest in both, and some who develop an interest in one or both over time. The LGBT+ community, as I see it, has been more comfortable with the idea pithily expressed by Mae Martin "Some are born gay, some become gay and some have gayness thrust upon them" - homosexuality also has roots in social development and this is not a negative thing.

But there's more to it than that. People have rejected homosexuality as a lifestyle choice from the mid 1800's onwards, and that's acceptable to do because you can't judge someone for who they are but you can judge them for who they choose to be or what choices they make. Surely of that, even if not their genetic makeup, they are responsible. And now there is evidence that homosexuality has genetic roots people have taken hold in this, in the "It is not their choice, so you cannot hold them responsible for being gay." So now the opponents have taken this aboard and are making stances that show we can hold people responsible for their genetic makeup, hence the entire alcoholism stance.

But they're playing the wrong game from the start, because homosexuality is not purely genetic. You can also see this happening with Transsexualism, which is why I'm so annoyed about this issue personally. To summarise, Trans people either come out pre or post puberty, and the DSM/ICD diagnose this differently, where pre-puberty is the best transgender and post is the worst transgender. Despite the best/worst, 6-23% of pre-puberty trans kids end up being Trans, most of the assigned males end up being gay instead. Society will slowly accept the best trans and in about 30-40 years accept the worst trans, because we can't 'blame' people any more for their genetics.

This shouldn't be about whether people can be held responsible or not for the 'awful' decision/inclination to be gay, the debate needs to be focused instead on the fact that there is nothing shameful about being homosexual and that this argument is going in the wrong direction. The best solution for this strategy alienates a considerable amount of gay individuals and sets up the trans* community for the same shit in about 5-10 years and the worst one fails to show it is genetic and has to backtrack considerably.

To return to the main point of your article, I think the majority of the community if not all of it is against forcible outing people. You've got two big issues here:

>There's a certain satisfaction in finding someone who voted anti-homosexual bills turned out to be homosexual >The media really loves finding gay people and outing them

I don't think this is a current LGBT+ issue, I think this is currently an issue with the media who still believe that someone being gay is reason to write a headline. LGBT members are not, as far as I know,searching out closeted members and outing them currently, Jim Kolbe is a story from 1996.

user-inactivated  ·  2037 days ago  ·  link  ·  

As far as genetics: I do have a gay uncle, though I've never spoken to him. My best friend's younger brother is gay as well. There is a genetic component, that is basically confirmed at this point. I, however, don't think that's the only factor (if even the deciding one). I believe, and pretty much always have, that people have a sort of "percentage of preference" that varies from person to person. I'm not a biologist, nor intelligent enough to write about something like that, so I generally don't advise much on that.

The article wasn't really on the genetic / choice factor, but on the practice of outing someone. I disagree with you on the notion that the entire community is against it. There's a very active debate on the topic, actually. The documentary Outrage! goes into it, and there are still movements within the LGBT community to maliciously out people. I don't believe this is compounded by the media as you suggest, mostly because I very rarely see it done in any serious news medium. The only place I've seen it advocated is in journalistically compromised websites like Gawker. It is, however, entirely present in the comment sections of news websites and message boards.

I also don't find any satisfaction at all in finding out someone who voted anti-LGBT ends up being LGBT themselves. There are dozens of reasons for this to happen, none of which are as important as someone voting as their electorate would have them vote. Do I think that's "right" ? Not really, but it's understandable. I wouldn't support a politician who was still against equality, obviously, but to break the entire community trust to disgrace them is disturbing.

I'm also aware that Jim Kolbe is from the later 90's, that's sort of my point. In the paper I'm currently writing, concerning the Electoral Politics of LGBT Candidates in the US, Kolbe's case is an important one. It sets a lot of expectations for LGBT candidates to deal with. This is still a real issue, as evidenced by the parts of the LGBT community that are going around and seeking out politicians to out. Rick Perry is a case where they are seeking to out a politician.

Saouka  ·  2245 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Thor 2 is a Cinematic McDonald's Cheeseburger

    Watching a dull mess like Thor 2, you naturally turn to the villains for entertainment

...I went to go see it FOR Loki. Was I the only one? I saw Avengers, didn't like any of the hero side but adored the evil side and had a lot of support in doing so. If not only because Hiddleston is damn attractive. I don't think it was because the good side was that unlikeable, the watcher/observer guy was interesting and I enjoyed watching him tear down a ship by himself.

In Thor 2 I liked Frigga; Thor & Loki's mother a lot too, so I felt quite conflicted over sides. Seeing as my interest in the film could be summed up as "Tom Hiddleston is in it and I want to see if he did win post-Avengers", I felt quite happy watching it. There were enough female characters for quite a male-dominated genre, the secondary relationship of Darcy & Intern was pleasantly reversed from the traditional boy girl power relationship, so my feminist side was fine.

What was really missed in the review was how funny the film was. It didn't take itself seriously in the slightest, it was happy to have two or three jokes in each scene and they weren't bad. There was a portal-esque reference earlier on, there's a lot of wackiness and it felt like a solid move from comic book humour to film humour. Is it a masterpiece of film? Nope. But it didn't bill itself as anything higher, and I don't think it criticised as such.

Saouka  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Understanding Snapchat: A Journey That Left Me Feeling Out of Touch

I've only ever heard manky said, but that looks right to me! English has some lovely words. We use SO many american-isms though, couch and trash and basically adopted into our language now. (Sofa and rubbish are the proper words, of course)

I always get quite annoyed that Americans don't have kettles. WHAT IF YOU WANT TEA.

humanodon  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Heh, some of us do, but generally not the electric kettles. Some people microwave their water for tea (I know, I know).

It is curious that American media infiltrates so many English speaking countries, but very little English language media from outside of the US comes in.

I used to play that up with a friend of mine whenever he would complain about America, by talking about how much I enjoyed Benny Hill.

Saouka  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Understanding Snapchat: A Journey That Left Me Feeling Out of Touch

I assumed other people were unaware. I'm not sure how far the word has spread. One of my favourite English-y words is mardy, which is an adjective for grumpy or bad tempered.

humanodon  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Honestly, if I hadn't worked with so many Brits while living abroad, I don't think I would know it. I have never heard mardy, though I have heard the word "manky" (is that the right spelling?). There seem to be quite a few interesting words in colloquial use in England (not to mention the rest of the UK) that I think Americans would enjoy using.

Saouka  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've only ever heard manky said, but that looks right to me! English has some lovely words. We use SO many american-isms though, couch and trash and basically adopted into our language now. (Sofa and rubbish are the proper words, of course)

I always get quite annoyed that Americans don't have kettles. WHAT IF YOU WANT TEA.

humanodon  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Heh, some of us do, but generally not the electric kettles. Some people microwave their water for tea (I know, I know).

It is curious that American media infiltrates so many English speaking countries, but very little English language media from outside of the US comes in.

I used to play that up with a friend of mine whenever he would complain about America, by talking about how much I enjoyed Benny Hill.

Saouka  ·  2248 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Understanding Snapchat: A Journey That Left Me Feeling Out of Touch

Mostly when talking about biscuits. It's when something is very easy to keep eating, but isn't actually addictive.

humanodon  ·  2248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, I know. I was introduced to the word by the most British person I have ever met, referring to cocaine as "rather moreish".

rezzeJ  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's a line form Peep show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRS41-7MTSs

humanodon  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I should give that show another chance. The only episode I've seen was the last one of some season or other and I had no idea what was going on.

Saouka  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I assumed other people were unaware. I'm not sure how far the word has spread. One of my favourite English-y words is mardy, which is an adjective for grumpy or bad tempered.

humanodon  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Honestly, if I hadn't worked with so many Brits while living abroad, I don't think I would know it. I have never heard mardy, though I have heard the word "manky" (is that the right spelling?). There seem to be quite a few interesting words in colloquial use in England (not to mention the rest of the UK) that I think Americans would enjoy using.

Saouka  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've only ever heard manky said, but that looks right to me! English has some lovely words. We use SO many american-isms though, couch and trash and basically adopted into our language now. (Sofa and rubbish are the proper words, of course)

I always get quite annoyed that Americans don't have kettles. WHAT IF YOU WANT TEA.

humanodon  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Heh, some of us do, but generally not the electric kettles. Some people microwave their water for tea (I know, I know).

It is curious that American media infiltrates so many English speaking countries, but very little English language media from outside of the US comes in.

I used to play that up with a friend of mine whenever he would complain about America, by talking about how much I enjoyed Benny Hill.

Saouka  ·  2248 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Understanding Snapchat: A Journey That Left Me Feeling Out of Touch

*Display Picture. Close eightbitsamurai, but not quite.

I'm so British. If you'd looked longer you'd notice I talk about the NHS occasionally.

@msn.co.uk was the late adopter email. It started out @hotmail.com and then @hotmail.co.uk for MSN based email addresses afaik. AIM was a thing, but it wasn't that popular in my teenage years. I think MSN was being used around me from about 01 to maybe 09?

Snapchat is really integral just because of that impermanence. I think the world needs more outlets where you're not judged.

humanodon  ·  2248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do you happen to use the word, "moreish"?

Saouka  ·  2248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mostly when talking about biscuits. It's when something is very easy to keep eating, but isn't actually addictive.

humanodon  ·  2248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, I know. I was introduced to the word by the most British person I have ever met, referring to cocaine as "rather moreish".

rezzeJ  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's a line form Peep show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRS41-7MTSs

humanodon  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I should give that show another chance. The only episode I've seen was the last one of some season or other and I had no idea what was going on.

Saouka  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I assumed other people were unaware. I'm not sure how far the word has spread. One of my favourite English-y words is mardy, which is an adjective for grumpy or bad tempered.

humanodon  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Honestly, if I hadn't worked with so many Brits while living abroad, I don't think I would know it. I have never heard mardy, though I have heard the word "manky" (is that the right spelling?). There seem to be quite a few interesting words in colloquial use in England (not to mention the rest of the UK) that I think Americans would enjoy using.

Saouka  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've only ever heard manky said, but that looks right to me! English has some lovely words. We use SO many american-isms though, couch and trash and basically adopted into our language now. (Sofa and rubbish are the proper words, of course)

I always get quite annoyed that Americans don't have kettles. WHAT IF YOU WANT TEA.

humanodon  ·  2247 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Heh, some of us do, but generally not the electric kettles. Some people microwave their water for tea (I know, I know).

It is curious that American media infiltrates so many English speaking countries, but very little English language media from outside of the US comes in.

I used to play that up with a friend of mine whenever he would complain about America, by talking about how much I enjoyed Benny Hill.

Saouka  ·  2252 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who aren't you, Hubski?

Outward experimentation isn't usually as obvious as you'd think. Reddit's /r/Asktransgender is usually quite useful for any Gender-based questions. It's mostly to do with just being the most happy you can with yourself. rmuser/Zinnia Jones, one of my absolute heroes in Gender Education, has a pretty good article about choosing a different gender presentation because it makes you happier rather than the other option making you sad.

Sorry if this is a bit too much information for what you offered. I'm _very_ pro-experimentation because I think a lot of people are too confined by their gender rather than accepting all facets of it.

Saouka  ·  2253 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some interesting features of Fedora?

For me the golden age of computing has passed. Fedora 8 (Or Seven, I can't remember) had this beautiful background that changed to show the time of day. I used to be able to guess down the hour what time it was from that, and I haven't found a replacement.

forwardslash  ·  2250 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I used to have a script that projected an image of the current cloud cover and sun cover on a map of the earth for my background (updated every hour). At one point I even set up a terminal to be embedded in the background with a matrix-like screen saver. That one ate my CPU though.

Saouka  ·  2255 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Would you like to help me with an art project?

    mother c**********

I said fucked, so god knows what that word is.

AshShields  ·  2255 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hmm, "cocksucking" fits. Strange, though.

Saouka  ·  2255 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Would you like to help me with an art project?

Well, it's not formatted properly. It was really really fun though. Can I post it here?

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If I get a mic working properly on my Chromebook I'll go for a dual recording of both, but probably with water to hand.

AshShields  ·  2255 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Awesome, thank you! Yeah, performing it for me was ridiculously breathless.

I'm glad to see Google's censored words in yours, too, that's interesting.

Saouka  ·  2255 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    mother c**********

I said fucked, so god knows what that word is.

AshShields  ·  2255 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hmm, "cocksucking" fits. Strange, though.

Saouka  ·  2256 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Easy and hard features?

Just throwing other feature things in here to avoid clutter.

mk There was a talk in one of the Reddit posts about TinCan that it could be used for Bitcoin transactions in person. Was this ever a thought you'd had when developing? I know little to nothing about bitcoin, but it doesn't sound impossible.

mk  ·  2256 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I haven't thought about it. It's interesting idea, but it adds some very big challenges, as you should only do that well or not at all. After we get things running as smoothly as possible on as many phones as possible, then I think we should allow for some use to inform our next moves.

wasoxygen  ·  2256 days ago  ·  link  ·  

From the Bitcoin wiki:

    Suppose Alice wants to send a bitcoin to Bob.

    1) Bob sends his address to Alice.

    2) Alice adds Bob’s address and the amount of bitcoins to transfer to a message: a 'transaction' message.

    3) Alice signs the transaction with her private key, and announces her public key for signature verification.

    4) Alice broadcasts the transaction on the Bitcoin network for all to see.

Some considerations for TinCan:

Step 1 could be done with TinCan, just like using e-mail or postcard or skywriter. Security is not important, since Bob sends his public address (e.g. something that looks like "1Krn7vC1kqmag8wbTbr1yZCJceHYVmpYse").

Steps 2-3 would normally be done using dedicated bitcoin software. Someone who has bitcoins to spend is likely to have an app or software to generate transaction messages. So there isn't a strong reason for TinCan to take on this task and try to convince users that it is reliable and trustworthy.

Step 4 requires access to the worldwide bitcoin network, and the transaction will not be verified until it is broadcast. So the selling point of TinCan -- that it works without Internet access -- would render this step impossible.

In other words, without modification TinCan could be used to share one's public address in order to receive funds later. This might be useful in the protest or concert or natural disaster scenarios for small purchases based on trust, or else to solicit later donations while passing out water bottles or gas masks.

Saouka  ·  2256 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Too much calculus!

Most commonly found by students in the form:

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    sqrt(a^2 + b^2) = a + b

    sqrt(c^2) = c

    a + b = c

Saouka  ·  2258 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Case against the existence of Free Will

    We differ, I think, in that you believe the essence of "you" is a super-physical (if not super-natural) decision making entity

I don't think I've suggested any noumenal/supernatural/dualist self here. What I've claimed is that our decisions come from our conscious awareness of ourselves and a moral attitude to improve how we act in the future. In that sense free will is equivalent to being morally responsible, you couldn't be acting freely and not be responsible for what actions you take. So in that sense I disagree that one is a pre-requisite.

    It is consciousness that makes the construction of the complex, but wholly physical, algorithms of decision-making possible.

My view is completely in line with this.

My issue with the first essay was that you seemed to be looking for a 'deeper' free will, not finding one, and then throwing out the entire concept. I don't think you can avoid morality if you look at free will just because that the primary use of free will in language. Aside from Philosophy, free will is "Were they morally responsible for that action?" - look at legal battles of manslaughter and murder, intent and diminished responsibility.

I'll go have a look at the morality one, thanks for the reply! I always enjoy it when someone posts a big topic like this, I feel like I should write something when I get some spare time and let someone else lay into it for a change.

user-inactivated  ·  2253 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Now I am even less sure we have a consequencial disagreement on this issue. Thanks Saouka.

The way most people seem to be thinking of it is the other way around. It was $13 in January and it is $215 now, can I afford not to get in on this?

I'm not sure what the next crash will be, but I'm also not sure I'd want to get in on it.

sounds_sound  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Reminds me of a funny sales slogan my brother and I used to say: "You CAN'T afford to NOT buy this!"

Saouka  ·  2262 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: There May Be A Green Light For Pot, But Not For Driving High : NPR

The issue with level of impairment is interesting; I don't think anyone would defend habitual drinkers should be able to drink more before being prosecuted for driving under the influence. I don't see how it should be any different for THC unless it's significantly more subjective.

briandmyers  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

>> I don't think anyone would defend habitual drinkers should be able to drink more before being prosecuted for driving under the influence.

I would defend exactly that (in a sense). In an ideal world, the traffic-stop test would measure impairment alone - from any cause (i.e. sleepiness or injury as well as substance use or abuse, of all kinds). Not impaired? No prob. The old physical walk-the-line tests are the closest thing I know of, to a real impairment-measuring test.

thenewgreen  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's too subjective with booze or pot. There is no doubt that there are people that are far better equipped to handle either, but proving that is rather difficult. My wife's friend Niki is drunk after one glass of wine. I'd be fine with b_b driving me around after a full glass of bourbon, but I don't think Niki could even stand after that.

b_b  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Paraphrasing a real conversation.

mk: I'm pretty sure you and thenewgreen are functional alcoholics.

Me: That's an oxymoron.

thenewgreen  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm just functional.