When I was a ICI sponsored student I got sent on a course where they gave us a Brigs-Myers type test then put us into two role playing sessions. In the first they put the like personality types together, in the second they had balanced teams.
The bogosity of the test was evident from the names they gave the groups, ‘Resource Investigator’,…[Read more]
I wrote a book on Internet Crime. Unfortunately there is a scam within the scam. So please don’t do this people.
The reason these messages keep coming is that back in Nigeria these scams are a big business that everyone has heard about people making big money from. This is just one twist on the advance fee fraud scam that goes back to the…[Read more]
Phillip Hallam-Baker commented on the post, Quickies: More Gamergate, the Pentagon has a Transgender Ban, and Class Issues, on the site Skepchick 4 years, 3 months ago
If gamergate was about what they claim it would have been over a month ago. What they are really pissed about is that anti-harassment campaigns by the game companies are starting to bite and the misogynists keep loosing expensive subscriptions.
Which suggests that maybe a way to clean up the gaming scene would be to provide a mechanism which…[Read more]
Phillip Hallam-Baker commented on the post, The Hidden Cost of “Leaking” Celebrity Nudes: Kim Kardashian, on the site Skepchick 4 years, 3 months ago
Release of some pretty tame nude pics ended Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grand’s TV series on Nickelodeon. That was also an alleged disgruntled ex situation.
But one of the biggest problems caused in the Rupert Murdoch/New International phone hacking scandal in the UK was that a lot of people blamed friends for leaking stories that had been…[Read more]
Phillip Hallam-Baker commented on the post, Music Break! Are Video Games Sexist? Auto-Tune Rebuttal , on the site Skepchick 4 years, 4 months ago
Female gamers actually outnumber males in the 25-35 demo. The industry has a lot of problems trying to get things right and its not necessarily bad faith that is the problem.
The biggest problem right now is stalking/bullying and verbal abuse in multiplayer games. And they really don’t have a clue how to deal with it. If you have a million…[Read more]
Aww crap. Thats what happens when you try to remove a double negative having spent the night before drinking scotch while watching the referendum results come in.
The point is that deciding to take $500K from the Daily Mail instead of publishing in an academic journal is not evidence that the study is bogus. All that we have is a lack of…[Read more]
Well yes, I get rather annoyed about my computer security/crypto colleagues announcing stuff in the press rather than a peer reviewed forum. But they still do it and most of the stuff they release that way is good.
I remember Flieschman and Pons cold fusion so I think we could see some spectacular problem arising. But only a small number of the…[Read more]
Now what he could have said is that women have been rather less interested in attending meetings run by the old atheist establishment because it was a rather hostile sexist environment.
Or he could have just asked the journalist what the evidence was for the original assertion that more women buy his books than men.
Every book bought in this…[Read more]
Yes, I was aware of that. But whether I am brief or not depends whether I am looking to get a message across or trying to work out what the message should be.
The fact that Shermer is still in his job or the board resigned en-mass is a clear sign that the message was not getting through.
I really think that the ‘Jimmy Saville’ messaging is…[Read more]
You have it the wrong way round, the Mail and the researcher did everything they could to verify the story as true.
The problem is that neither shows evidence of making effort to find out if it was false.
Ohh, the comments are getting muddled… My last reply got attached to this node instead of the one below.
As for abrasive, there is abrasive and funny and there is abrasive and nasty. Fox News is abrasive but I never watch it because they are always being nasty and hateful.
Oh and let me add that in making his response, Sam Harris makes the same mistake that many folk make when bashing Dawkins, his response is far, far too long.
I don’t mind folk bashing Dawkins, in fact I am all for it. But what I want to see is someone land a solid punch, not flailing about failing to connect. Rebecca lands a solid punch on his…[Read more]
Being published in the Daily Mail is a problem. But it is hard to see how the problem can be avoided. It is rather unlikely that there would be government funding for this type of investigation. So that leaves it to amateurs. And the Mail is sitting there dangling a $500,000 check in front of their faces for a story.
The Mail is not going to…[Read more]
It is poorly worded. What Harris apparently meant to say was that more men read his books than women because they pander to the type of personality defects that are more common amongst men.
So now he is in the position of trying to explain that when he made idiotic sexist statement X, what he really meant was equally idiotic sexist statement Y.
You know, one of the problems with these threads is precisely the fact that they are full of people like you preening themselves by dumping on anyone who does not follow the herd mentality you are trying to enforce.
Congratulations, this is exactly the type of behavior that Dawkins is trying to provoke: Random insults of people who are on your…[Read more]
Dawkins has become the Ann Coulter of the Atheist movement. He only exists to troll and to catch the incompetent or unwary in clumsy arguments.
Rebecca shows the right way to argue with Dawkins: short and funny. Unfortunately there are rather a lot of overly long denunciations, particularly on Freethought blogs where the authors really can’t…[Read more]
Phillip Hallam-Baker commented on the post, Quickies: Fighting sexism is “annoying,” an abortion provider on her job, and Bechdel testing Star Trek, on the site Skepchick 4 years, 4 months ago
The problems with sexism in the games are way worse than the couple of examples discussed here. And its not about whether Lara Croft is overly sexualized or questions like that.
The problem is the face that in most of the multiplayer games, female players get bombarded with racist and sexist attacks while they are playing. And I don’t mean…[Read more]
Isn’t it nice that we spend so much time in the skeptics community looking at utter excrementis bovis?
BTW I think the execution sux, looks really horrid to me. Check out my kickstarter for a nicer one.
It sells for $195.
But check out the pictures of the Spectralizer!!! Awweeessommmeee!
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