Feminism

Taking the λ out of Lambdaconf

Most of the tech community has heard about Lambdaconf by now, thanks to the decision to give Curtis Yarvin, aka Mencius Moldbug, a speaker slot there. Their ultimate decision uses the phrase “professional ethics” a lot. It’s hard to miss the parallels with GamerGate. There’s a lot that’s already been said about this. The topic is pretty tired already; I’m late to the game. And moreover, the point that the De Goes is “so far off base he’s not even wrong” is a valid one.
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Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Customary Spoiler Warning.It was pretty clear going in that this episode was going to be a fairly light-hearted comedy romp. The episode title is a Snakes on a Plane parody. The trailers made it clear we were in for ‘fun’ and not ‘epic storytelling’. I mean, more broadly, there are dinosaurs. It is hard not to just sit back and smile when there are dinosaurs.And we got that light-hearted whimsical story, but we also got a lot of interesting complexity - there’s a lot packed into this episode both structurally and narratively.
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Why I'm excited about The Legend of Korra

Being a geek and a girl is tough. As geeks, we have to put up with the things every geek is familiar with: the bullying and derision from people who think we’re weird. As girls, we have to put up with the sexism that is so deeply entrenched in our culture that many petiole can’t even see it when you point right at it and say “Here it is. This. Look at it.
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Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited

As always, Spoiler Warning.I didn’t have high hopes for this episode. From the previews, I got the impression that the story was going to go something like this: Amy gets trapped in an accelerated time stream. The Boys™ repeatedly try (and fail) to save her, while she repeatedly grows older, until finally they use techno-magic to undo the ageing and fly off into the Time Vortex toward their next adventure. In the middle, we would get some action sequences and some Rory-and-Amy-love-each-other-so-much-and-isn’t-that-just-so-fucking-sweet sequences.
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