#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, January 9th, 2014 16:31
#2 By: Rob Beschizza, January 9th, 2014 16:40
Can we use video games to prove you wrong, or would that be cheating?
#3 By: openfly, January 9th, 2014 16:46
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.
#4 By: Inquiry, January 9th, 2014 16:50
And not even a nod to brunching shuttlecocks?
#5 By: Mindy Clegg, January 9th, 2014 16:50
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.
#6 By: openfly, January 9th, 2014 16:52
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.
#7 By: Mindy Clegg, January 9th, 2014 16:56
I think you're showing some brogramming privilege right there....
#8 By: openfly, January 9th, 2014 16:57
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.
#9 By: Mindy Clegg, January 9th, 2014 17:01
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!!!!
#10 By: MichaelPaulukonis, January 9th, 2014 17:04
o i did not know that existed awesome
#11 By: openfly, January 9th, 2014 17:05
#12 By: Mindy Clegg, January 9th, 2014 17:06
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!
#13 By: Jeff, January 9th, 2014 17:07
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.
#14 By: Ereiamjh, January 9th, 2014 17:08
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...
#15 By: openfly, January 9th, 2014 17:08
If you can't have a field day with that image, you are doing something horribly wrong in life.
#16 By: MichaelPaulukonis, January 9th, 2014 17:09
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
#17 By: Mindy Clegg, January 9th, 2014 17:10
Agreed. Anything with Grace Jones = good times.
It's been ages since I've seen those movies... I wonder if they are on Netflix?
#18 By: Alexandra Kitty, January 9th, 2014 17:11
Yeah, it's a sexist cover, but I loved that game and owned any boy who was foolish enough to take me on...
#19 By: MichaelPaulukonis, January 9th, 2014 17:12
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.
#20 By: Jeff, January 9th, 2014 17:13
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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