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Pretty much exactly this. It's not the responsibility of the oppressed to stand up for themselves. We can, and should, admire all those that do, but it's not reasonable to expect those who have suffered most to bear the primary burden of fixing the problems.

It's the responsibility of the oppressors to check themselves. Which is why it's the responsibility of men to check themselves, and other men, who engage in sexual harassment.
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Meanwhile, on Reddit: /u/ScottLawson misreads which subreddit he's in, replies to an /r/fitness question with a programming answer. Hilarity ensues.
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while(reading) { grin; snigger; LOL; }
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So having difficulty scheduling my work-provided massage because the open time slots conflict with the date I have tomorrow, and my free lunch isn't as good as I'm used to.

Woe is me.
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Hooray for problems!  :)
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Wait a second here...

+Stephen Colbert invents a racist icon to parody the Washington Redskins, in order to illustrate the racism inherent in the response to their own controvery... And then there's an uproar to cancel his show over racism?!

This is akin to banning Huckleberry Finn as racist because it has the n-word in it. The irony is almost unfathomable.
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Poe 's law strikes again.
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sigh

At least +Oculus VR got everybody excited about the potential of VR, and proved it's feasibility, enough that Sony and Microsoft are joining the game.

I'm also wondering how +Valve will respond. I can't imagine them continuing to work closely with +Oculus VR after this news. They've still got all the technology they developed for Crystal Cove, and recent work on the Steamboxes and in particular the Steam Controller show they're not afraid to get into hardware. I don't think they WANTED to market their own headset, as long as Oculus could do it for them, but this might change their mind.
 
WHOA — HUGE BREAKING NEWS 
Facebook plans to purchase Oculus VR, maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, for $2 billion. The company just announced its surprise purchase via a blog post. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has...
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Ah, Sorry Michael! I scanned the comments before posting but missed it. My bad!
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The appears the adventure game has supplanted the side-scroller as the favored genre of indie developers. Seriously, half the new games I've seen show up on Steam in the past month have been adventure games.
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Possibly. Adventure games take a lot of time and work to make, so if they're all coming out now, this must have started a while ago... Which would agree with your theory.
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Ah, Game of Thrones, that was some impressive brutality. It's good to have you back!
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Spoiler warning!!! Oh wait, it's Game of Thrones we're talking about, nevermind.
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I hate academic computer science papers. Are they TRYING to obfuscate this crap?
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Oh, that was what you were saying. Okay. I think the word we want is annulus, not toroid.
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Apparently my hard drive just took a poop. Windows is attempting a recovery right now. No idea if it'll work, but I'm going to be very cross if the hard drive is completely dead.
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+Michael Powell we always think what we purchase is good! according to the reviews! maybe on amazon! but it's not until later! that people realize why the price! is adequate for what we purchase! and we fell foolish! for buying said product!
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And this is why +Markus Persson (Notch) is my hero.
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