frauenfelder — 2014-01-09T16:31:18-05:00 — #1
beschizza — 2014-01-09T16:40:21-05:00 — #2
Can we use video games to prove you wrong, or would that be cheating?
openfly — 2014-01-09T16:46:18-05:00 — #3
http://lokaltog.github.io/tumblr-argument-generator/ Just follow that link to get this entire discussion board summarized right now before any posts are added.
backtoyoujim — 2014-01-09T16:50:17-05:00 — #4
And not even a nod to brunching shuttlecocks?
mindysan33 — 2014-01-09T16:50:26-05:00 — #5
Um... I tend to think that the conversations here are a bit more coherent, actually.
Also, from said generator: SCREW YOU, YOU CURVY-MARGINALIZING, ABLE-BODY-OVERPRIVILEGED BROGRAMMER
Don't marginalize my curves, man.
openfly — 2014-01-09T16:52:36-05:00 — #6
I am not going to lie, I think the generator would have been closer to the mark if they used a markov chain on some input text. But that's as far as I am willing to go.
mindysan33 — 2014-01-09T16:56:10-05:00 — #7
I think you're showing some brogramming privilege right there....
openfly — 2014-01-09T16:57:39-05:00 — #8
When my teachers told me knowledge is power I didn't realize I'd be oppressing people by learning. Now that I know the truth, I like to recite quotes from Conan the barbarian.
mindysan33 — 2014-01-09T17:01:11-05:00 — #9
Watch out, or I'll have to deploy some Foucault... he was the humanities answer to all that hard math stuff! Besides... he'd say knowledge IS power!!!!
othermichael — 2014-01-09T17:04:07-05:00 — #10
o i did not know that existed awesome
openfly — 2014-01-09T17:05:09-05:00 — #11
mindysan33 — 2014-01-09T17:06:50-05:00 — #12
A gender studies class would have a field day with that image... it's so packed full of... stuff.
Also, I love Grace Jones so very much... so very, very much. What a wonderful woman!
steampunkbanana — 2014-01-09T17:07:36-05:00 — #13
I recall the one we had from the 70's had a boy and a girl playing on the cover. She had just sunk his battleship at G-6.
ereiamjh — 2014-01-09T17:08:04-05:00 — #14
All things aside, I remember Battleship being a pretty fun game as a kid. I remember getting, and marveling at the electronic version too. It seemed so cutting edge at the time...
openfly — 2014-01-09T17:08:09-05:00 — #15
If you can't have a field day with that image, you are doing something horribly wrong in life.
othermichael — 2014-01-09T17:09:15-05:00 — #16
pfffft. girls don't play games*.
* said in a small voice of bitterness because my sister ALWAYS KICKED MY ASS AT MONOPOLY.
Now, why does * show up as an asterisk in the preview panel, but NOT in the actual comment?
AAARGH! Why does is SOMETIMES not show up as...
UPDATE: using * as alternate to *
UPDATE: NOW THAT'S JUST CRAZY. The * that was showing as text in the post but appeared as an asterisk in the preview CHANGED TO AN ASTERISK IN THE POST after I clicked "save Edit." and if I leave ad refresh the page...
UPDATE: it goes back to being the &ast. paging @codinghorror
mindysan33 — 2014-01-09T17:10:28-05:00 — #17
Agreed. Anything with Grace Jones = good times.
It's been ages since I've seen those movies... I wonder if they are on Netflix?
alexandrakitty — 2014-01-09T17:11:10-05:00 — #18
Yeah, it's a sexist cover, but I loved that game and owned any boy who was foolish enough to take me on...
othermichael — 2014-01-09T17:12:06-05:00 — #19
don't be too threatened -- if he was serious, he would have referred to n-gram analysis and regeneration. markov chains is for teh newbs.
Or so I was schooled last year. SO embarassed. I took my code and sneaked off the playground first time nobody was looking.
steampunkbanana — 2014-01-09T17:13:26-05:00 — #20
Well that's just it. They don't fuck around playing, they're too busy winning.
Anytime I hear about how women don't have a competitive killer edge I know for certain the speaker did not have a sister they ever played cards with.
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