• theia posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    iTunes Canada won’t let me buy because it’s on the French site. It is payday so instead I just sent a bit of money MSFs way.

  • theia posted a new activity comment 5 years, 8 months ago

    We are in the midst of a big drama with Uber Exec all …you are against competition, no regulation, most taxi drivers would make it through our stringent back ground check system etc etc.

    Me I’m for less cars not more and I am privileged to be able to live close to work so I bike to work . There was a small window back 15 years ago where…[Read more]

  • theia posted a new activity comment 5 years, 9 months ago

    Pseudoscience can kill, but him saying what he did didn’t cause anyone to die. That ap is way cool.

  • theia posted a new activity comment 5 years, 10 months ago

    Wow this was great!. More interviews with women doing the ‘thinky’ thing

    So then the National Geographic genome test might actually be giving interesting data. I understood they were using the mitochondrial DNA and able to tell you the region of your mothers ancestors. That seems to be the kind of data that mDNA can give you? My sister and I…[Read more]

  • theia posted a new activity comment 5 years, 10 months ago

    Holy crap the borg thing. I saw that on my facebook feed but didn’t click. Yay, new thing learned and it only 9:30am.

    I didn’t follow the Zoe Quinn thing in depth because it was too upsetting but I am glad to have read her take on it. It’s horrible that she can be so violated but then the harassment of her friends and family as well is…[Read more]

    • FWIW, I’ve been trying to avoid the Zoe Quinn thing too. I find the whole thing…distasteful. And it’s really bad because there are actual issues with videogame reviews; videogame reviews have a history of ass-kissery. Somehow 4chan doesn’t care about those, though. (And of course, videogame reviews aren’t the only place where this happens, and…[Read more]

    • I didn’t even know about GamerGate until I read that article! I am shielded from a lot of the internet outrage because I don’t use social media all that often. I can’t believe those people actually called up her dad…ugh.

      Also, you can still use your heating pad in the winter! It just won’t help anything that needs to be treated with physical…[Read more]

  • theia posted a new activity comment 5 years, 11 months ago

    FTW! So brilliant.

  • theia posted a new activity comment 5 years, 11 months ago

    It must be amazing to be so creative. It just boggles my mind as I don’t have a drop of creativity.

  • theia posted a new activity comment 6 years, 1 month ago

    I knew that they would strike down the buffer zone I am however surprised it was unanimous. I don’t understand how it is a matter of free speech. Do people really have a right to march about yelling with signs anywhere they like?

    Good luck to Ashanti Branch he is making a real difference with very little support I’d imagine. I hope he manages…[Read more]

    • “Do people really have a right to march about yelling with signs anywhere they like?”

      From p. 22 of the decision: “Respondents also emphasize that the Act does not prevent petitioners from engaging in various forms of “protest”—such as chanting slogans and displaying signs—outside the buffer zones. That misses the point. Petitioners are not…[Read more]

      • I wonder what constitutes harassment because the first time I saw these protesters its quite clear that their behavior is meant to harass and intimidate.

    • I’m not surprised, but keep in mind this doesn’t strike down ALL buffer zones, just those infringing upon public areas. Buffer zones are still legal in general.

      Where this is a problem is in clinics that abut public sidewalks with no alternatives. We need to come up with an alternative solution for those.