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    Stupid sexist advert

    Yeah, it's reinforcing sexist stereotypes, and it's just a stupid ad altogether. Do I disagree with it? Yeah, I do. And I'm not overreacting, because it's not harmless. It's never harmless. In the past couple of days I was in the car insurance sexism thread complaining about how different...
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    Double Standards, anyone?

    I want you to think about what you just said, very carefully. "...based on...what sex you are." That is the definition of sexism. Think about it this way. If we were talking about race, this thread would have been done from the start, because it's illegal to charge different rates based...
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    Double Standards, anyone?

    YOUR likelihood of getting into an accident is based on YOUR driving history and abilities, not your gender. You shot holes in your own argument in the same paragraph that you made it. Everyone paying the same rates is fair. Everyone getting penalized equally for accidents is fair. Likewise...
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    What do you boys and girls think of my decision? (love related)

    Good on you. Sounds like the @#$% was getting comfortable walking all over you. You can't be a doormat unless you allow yourself to be, it's a good thing that you wised up to it. Yeah, it sucks to lose someone, but what you should take from this is you gotta look out for yourself first. The...
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    Square Enix Dusts Off Final Fantasy X for PS3 Remake

    Oh wow. This actually excites me. Btw guys, Blitzball is incredibly easy. Find Shaami in Luca, recruit her, put her in the center position, and proceed to win.
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    Honestly, am I sad for doing this?

    Heck no, season tickets are a great way to meet people that share at least one of your major interests, especially in the good seats. You'll see a lot of the same faces every game and eventually, you'll wind up chatting and soon, - bam! Before you know it, they'll all be comrades. I have season...
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    Poll: Is radio still relevant to you?

    I can't stand listening to the radio. Half of it is either irritating commercials or tragically unfunny morons trying to convince people they're worth listening to rather than the music they're supposed to be playing. If people want talk radio, that's what talk stations are for. To be fair...
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    Steve Jobs resigns from Apple

    The guy's been living on borrowed time ever since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. That is some nasty shit, something like a 2% five-year survival rate. What I'm getting at is that I'm not surprised by this in the least. I may not like Apple much but Godspeed, Steve.
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    Ubisoft's "Always On" DRM Is Back In Driver: San Francisco

    Hypothetically, if I were an unscrupulous person, I would (hypothetically, of course) torrent this game even if I were uninterested in actually (hypothetically) playing it, and I would (hypothetically) encourage others to do the same. Multiple (hypothetical) times. Just to give a big, fat...
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    Poll: No-kids-allowed movement. Yay or nay?

    Private businesses have the right to deny service to pretty much anyone. These companies and businesses are doing something that they do all the time - it's called a risk assessment. Does the extra customer base they bring in by banning children net more revenue than the customer base they had...
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    BioWare Letting Fans Choose Mass Effect 3's FemShep

    5 looks like Taylor Momsen. Cut out the damn eye makeup. What kinda soldier has time for that crap? This won't really have an effect on my ME3 experience, because I always customize appearance and I have some save files that I'm extremely happy with, but they really need to make a FemShep...
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    How do you react to blood?

    It really depends on whose blood it is. I could sit around and watch other people crash and bleed out from the Ebola virus and I'd probably just say something like, "Man, I hope I don't get any on me." One time, though, I was getting blood drawn, and all of the vials dropped on the floor...
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    Your cutie mark

    I'm shocked by the lack of haters in the thread. Bronies forever! Mine would be a charcoal stick and sketchpad; I love drawing and that's my preferred method.
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    Recommend Me Some Good Books

    Half Life, by Hal Clement (no relation to the Valve game). Some of the Dean Koontz books, like False Memory and Velocity are pretty decent. It's probably been said, but Frank Herbert's Dune is always worth a read, although it's entirely up to you if you want to get into the rest of the series...
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    As of right now, could you trust .... to use your PC?

    I don't let anyone else touch my computer. But if I had to, I wouldn't be worried, because they'd be on a guest account with no access to any of my files. If they somehow managed to get on my user account, my secondary hard drive where I keep data is encrypted with a password that is a random...