I think, in the end, the most significant fallout from gamer gate and the fappening is that it's really going to show the world how much power a few angry nerds on a message board have to ruin someone's life. It's been in the news with revenge porn stories and a few others, but those were happening to relatively… » 10/23/14 11:02pm Thursday 11:02pm

As a non-gamer, the thing that boggles my mind about this entire episode is that people are this worked the fuck up over what is essentially a commercial product designed for recreation. I know that people invest a lot of time and money into their video game play, but it's a strange thing to be so into that it's part… » 10/22/14 1:23pm Wednesday 1:23pm

That's it exactly. Air Canada is a perfectly adequate airline and in today's market, that's about the best you can ask for. The planes are in good condition, the service is professional enough and they have routes you actually want to fly. It works. South West might have a reputation for friendly customer service, but… » 10/22/14 12:22pm Wednesday 12:22pm

I once had a date where I was trying to explain to a dude how sending a girl a "cutesy" or overly "cleaver" message on Okay Cupid, was pretty weird. He was like: "well, how are you supposed to start a conversation with a girl you don't know?" and I was like: "try saying 'hi' you don't really have to trick a girl into… » 10/21/14 3:39pm Tuesday 3:39pm

especially since the back up is hurt and they're more or less guaranteed a playoff spot if they beat ND this weekend. It's embarrassing for me to wear my college sweater right now. I miss Bobby Bowden. Jimbo Fisher seems to really encourage this shitty football culture we have now (not that it wasn't happening before,… » 10/16/14 7:57pm 10/16/14 7:57pm

As a trans woman, I think it's absolute bullshit when trans men stay in women's colleges, especially since trans women have such a difficult time getting in to women's colleges. I know it might feel safer, but once they transition, they become dudes they get the benefits of male privilege. Genderqueer and genderfluid… » 10/16/14 4:18pm 10/16/14 4:18pm

I've not been to Abu Dhabi, but having worked in Dubai and Sharjah, I'd go with Dubai (well, in either case I'd live in Dubai). Sharjah is a little more conservative and there are less westerners milling around than in Dubai. I've only worked in either place for short periods of time (11 days in Dubai and 6 in… » 10/09/14 4:08pm 10/09/14 4:08pm

As a trans person, I fully endorse having a non-trans person play the role of someone just starting transition. A lot of older trans people look pretty much exactly how Jeffery Tambor looked and all of the other trans characters were played by actual trans people. I think they did a really good job of showing part of… » 10/06/14 10:55pm 10/06/14 10:55pm

I love the fall. I'm a contemplative person and fall weather always puts me in a thoughtful mood. Also, I work seasonally and the summer is always very intense for me. Fall is a time where I get to slowdown and relax a little. Most importantly, though, fall fashion is the best fashion for me. Fall colors go really… » 9/23/14 3:18pm 9/23/14 3:18pm