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by Osha
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun Bike-Theft Deterrents :D
Replies: 62
Views: 6044

Re: Fun Bike-Theft Deterrents :D

-.Mateo.- wrote:or maybe just take the seat with you...that would leave all straight male thieves out...

What does being straight have to do with anything?
Why would a seatless bicycle be any more forgiving to a womans bottom?
What prevents them from just walking the bike away anyway?

dang ninjas
by Osha
Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Minarets banned in Switzerland
Replies: 64
Views: 6097

Re: Minarets banned in Switzerland

Well considering that Minarets produce terrible noise pretty much around the clock, I can understand the sentiment. But it would have been more logical to allow them to build Minarets, as long as they refrain from calling Muslims to prayer in the traditional way. A complete ban doesn't exactly viol...
by Osha
Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494643

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Answer by way of long rambling post, I don't know what you're looking for but maybe you'll find it in this jungle: Back before I decided to transition I told myself lots of stuff really negative stuff like, because I'd been subjected to as many anti-trans messages as the next person. My definiti...
by Osha
Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do girls ever drink their own breast milk?
Replies: 36
Views: 15382

Re: Do girls ever drink their own breast milk?

First of all, the vast vast majority of girls turn into women (magically!) by the time they can produce breast milk. Second of all you (generic 'you' haha!) kinda have to have a baby or buy a breast pump and use it enthusiastically to start producing breast milk. If you do give birth the kid usually...
by Osha
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Xkcd and Gender
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

Re: Xkcd and Gender

Stallman has hair and doesn't wear a hat. Anyway, I think the whole thing is just one big fever dream by someone in the (really quite equal gender wise) future who studied the distant past (our present! :o ) and ate an entire anchovy and mushroom pizza before bed. In light of this interpretation I ...
by Osha
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SkiFree
Replies: 19
Views: 2228

Re: SkiFree

People of earth, we come in peace bringing totally legit* download links from beyond the stars
*really, it's from the skifree programmers official skifree website (though the connection seems a little shaky right now)
by Osha
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?
Replies: 69
Views: 6867

Re: Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?

As long as it's the trans/genderqueer/etc, person choosing and getting to decide if they're male or female then we're in agreement here If what other people are comfortable with or not is not accepted as a valid factor (and I am not saying it necessarily should be), then doesn't the entire basis fo...
by Osha
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?
Replies: 69
Views: 6867

Re: Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?

A large part of my post was slightly off-topic, I was pondering about the use of asking people's gender at all (with or without an "other" option), I was not arguing for limiting answers to M and F. About using gender for identification: say you are trying to stop evil-does presenting as ...
by Osha
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?
Replies: 69
Views: 6867

Re: Gender tickboxes on forms, more options than m/f?

Interesting and difficult question... A list of thoughts: ⋅ I agree with the apparent consensus over here that most, if not all, multiple choice questions should have an extra option like "none of the above" or "not applicable" or "do not want to answer" or &...
by Osha
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Take a survey for my class project!
Replies: 30
Views: 2889

Re: Take a survey for my class project!

I'll post the results once the project is complete. Right now, I only have about 20 responses, so it isn't very interesting. I've edited the survey so you can see the summary of responses after you have completed it. Anyone who is curious an has already taken the survey is more than welcome to take...
by Osha
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494643

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Today is the transgender day of rememberance. There have been 162 reported murders of trans folk in the past year (apparently compiled from internet news stories, so this is almost certainly just a fraction of the real number). Lots of those killed were sex workers. 75% of the murders were in centra...
by Osha
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police charge teens for failure to order McDonalds properly?
Replies: 45
Views: 4576

Re: Police charge teens for failure to order McDonalds properly?

Well if there were actual cars in line behind them it could be considered "obstructing vehicular traffic". But the article said there were no people behind them in line. I suppose "intending to cause public inconvenience" could be considered although that one is pretty damn vagu...
by Osha
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police charge teens for failure to order McDonalds properly?
Replies: 45
Views: 4576

Re: Police charge teens for failure to order McDonalds properly?

Yep, disorderly conduct is well defined; specifically in the Utah State Code: 76-9-102. Disorderly conduct. (1) A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if: (a) he refuses to comply with the lawful order of the police to move from a public place, or knowingly creates a hazardous or p...
by Osha
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Puerto Rico - first recorded hate crime?
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Puerto Rico - first recorded hate crime?

The defendant decapitated, dismembered, and burned a gay and/or trans person. Not exactly something you do in the heat of the moment, it takes time to cut people into pieces and burn them after all. So yes, I think we have reasons to question his testimony. Ooh I'd write more but I gotta catch the b...
by Osha
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: "Damsel in Distress" and Sexism
Replies: 308
Views: 34618

Re: "Damsel in Distress" and Sexism

Hormonal shifts during pregnancy aren't chemical imbalances, the chemicals are perfectly in balance for making babies. Not everyone gets PMS. After giving birth women often get depressed, yes (according to wikipedia anyway!), but not because they're women or because of womanly hormones (once more ac...
by Osha
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guy tells boss she's wrong for being lesbian, gets fired
Replies: 403
Views: 25950

Re: Guy tells boss she's wrong for being lesbian, gets fired

I guess you could interpret that way, if you really stretched it. You could also interpret it as part of a longer passage rambling on about how dudes should get spiffy haircuts all the time and never wear hats, and that women should grow their hair out and/or wear spiffy hats. Yet somehow we don't h...
by Osha
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guy tells boss she's wrong for being lesbian, gets fired
Replies: 403
Views: 25950

Re: Guy tells boss she's wrong for being lesbian, gets fired

...(which is, by the way, probably impossible, because I have never heard of anyone unbecoming gay)... I went from lesbian to bi, and I've heard of people who have gone completely from straight to gay or from gay to straight. Wasn't really a choice, just happened. I've also heard of people who one ...
by Osha
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guy tells boss she's wrong for being lesbian, gets fired
Replies: 403
Views: 25950

Re: Guy tells boss she's wrong for being lesbian, gets fired

Oh, I'd be interested in what sort of special treatment gay people get (being bi I want in on some of this) It's not hospital visitation rights It's not a low suicide rate (4 times straight people according to google) It's not marriage Statistically It's not being loved and accepted by your family f...
by Osha
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guy tells boss she's wrong for being lesbian, gets fired
Replies: 403
Views: 25950

Re: Guy tells boss she's wrong for being lesbian, gets fired

...... .................REALLY I'm done. You want them treated as equals, so make them equal. If a gay person beat me up, I couldn't claim it was because I'm straight. Don't say it's okay for gays to defame religious buildings and texts while getting your panties in a twist over people flushing the...
by Osha
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guy tells boss she's wrong for being lesbian, gets fired
Replies: 403
Views: 25950

Re: Guy tells boss she's wrong for being lesbian, gets fired

For all we know, it is a choice. For all we know, it isn't. It all depends on what belief you subscribe to. If it is something that people can change, then it's their fault they don't get to be wed to the person they love, so stop griping. So what if it was a choice. You know what *is* a choice, ma...
by Osha
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing
Replies: 270
Views: 109570

Re: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing

INFP, INFP, so nice to meet another like me
according to websites we like fantasy
and for the meanest villains feel pity
and exhibit exquisite word mastery
(which I just proved wrong with this poem, you see?)
by Osha
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575875

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Yep, check out the thread in S/FI
by Osha
Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Googles new programming language: Go
Replies: 33
Views: 2882

Googles new programming language: Go

Anyone else take a look at Go yet? The syntax is pretty similar to C, it has garbage collection, no header files (yay!), no automatic type conversion, and some pretty nifty interface stuff (basically it looks like if you give a type all the methods in an interface, it'll implicitly satisfy that inte...
by Osha
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575875

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Ah gotcha, I thought I might have been misinterpreting your words (and I was!)

Also, I think the F word should be "Floccinaucinihilipilification".
by Osha
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575875

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Also, it's so easy to chat about this in English, because it doesn't have male and female forms... You mean intersex people? Because not necessarily, according to the first google result for 'intersex pronoun', and just about everything else I've read: What is the correct pronoun for intersex peopl...
by Osha
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575875

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Hmm, your post sounded pretty accurate to me. But basically English isn't perfect for talking about this kind of stuff, and people tend to say things without making sure they're technically correct, and "assigned gender" is just shorthand for all the gendered expectations thrust at you. I ...
by Osha
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494643

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

Oh Wyvern, that's terrible.
I don't even know what to say
Just...
...
I'm sorry people are stupid, I really wish they weren't
gruh :(
by Osha
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 'Psychic' computer turns brainwaves into video
Replies: 16
Views: 2838

Re: 'Psychic' computer turns brainwaves into video

Oh, it sounds like it was the computer "watching" 200 hours of youtube videos, not actual people. A different article goes into a bit more depth about this: ...The program was then fed over 200 days' worth of YouTube clips, and used the mappings it had gathered from the DVD trailers to...
by Osha
Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575875

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

That's pretty much the definition of transphobia: finding trans people make you uncomfortable. Now this doesn't automatically make you a horrible monster, and of course it's possible to have different levels of transphobia, but it *is* transphobia. For example, I'm sure there are people who would be...
by Osha
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575875

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Or is that simile?
Eek, it was simile wasn't it?
wevs, you get the idea
*noms on kitty picture*
by Osha
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575875

Re: Rant Thread - The Spates of Wrath

Fuck you transphobic privileged feministing commenters. How can you aspire to the ideals of feminism whist saying such terrible things in the same breath? Transsexuality is not an orientation. Neither is "attracted to cis women only" Yes, that does mean you are transphobic It's possible to...
by Osha
Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3530005

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

Now I have to see labyrinth... David Bowie does indeed look pretty cool, and yes, can call me babe if he's nice about it. As for pet names, I wouldn't really mind them I don't think (though I can't remember anyone using them for me). My self-image is on shaky ground, partially because I still get ca...
by Osha
Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494643

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

I'm just gonna second Jessica's advice. Try not to worry so much about what you are (labels are just labels after all), and look for what feels right. Don't be afraid to experiment and try different things, you don't have to have everything (or anything at all) figured out from the start. And there'...
by Osha
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8248
Views: 1494643

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQ Thread - Queer Support!

*boggles at that linked comic* I uhh... I'm gonna to with real. As ridiculous and over the top it is, it's written in such a way that I can't believe it's a subtle joke (see also: Chick Tracts) From the wikipedia article , looks like it was written in 1986, 23 years ago. The US historical climate wa...
by Osha
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Maine Repeals Gay Marriage. Let's repeal Maine from the US
Replies: 180
Views: 14925

Re: Maine Repeals Gay Marriage. Let's repeal Maine from the US

... ...no, the WORST worst bit is him going, "Okay, guys, I know we just won a victory and you want to celebrate, but we also need to go make friends with the people who lost--you know, the ones that we stripped of their right to marry because if they did it would ruin our marriages by somethi...
by Osha
Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: ICANN opens up non-Latin TLDs
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: ICANN opens up non-Latin TLDs

Ah yeah, there have been browser fixes for this. Such as changing the color of the address bar, using a different font size for non ascii characters, pop-up notifications, leaving it disabled by default, or displaying the international characters as ugly garbage characters. I know I tried to get fir...
by Osha
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Linux, what's the deal?
Replies: 33
Views: 2808

Re: Linux, what's the deal?

One thing about netbooks and linux is some of them have questional driver support out of the box. I installed Ubuntu because it was relatively easy to do a full install without network access (though I plan to set up gentoo on here eventually). Afterwards I had to scour the net for ethernet drivers ...
by Osha
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3530005

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

Seconded (thirded? fourthed? whatever) on the hiking/running shoes. I wore my guy shoes at work all the time as I didn't have comfortable womens shoes (which should change in the next month or so since I have some spending money). And they look something like this: http://www.gandermountain.com/asse...
by Osha
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:59 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3530005

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

Ah thanks, that's a little reassuring :)

interestingly enough I've also had a clear discharge since just about the start, but that one's a known side effect of taking tons of progesterone (10 mg a day, quite a lot I think), and something my doctor says is nothing to worry about.
by Osha
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3530005

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - #sharkweek on irc.foonetic.net

Woman Thread! Sorry to interrupt the swimming chat (I've only ever had private lessons when I was really young, but those didn't last very long) But uh, Blood out of a nipple when you squeeze it is a bad thing right? Like potentially a really bad thing? (not a lot of blood, very little) I've kinda b...

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