Mar 14, 2016 Ruke commented on Democrats Developing Supreme Court Nominee Entertainment Experience.
Jesus Christ Obama, please don't give us a Roman Reigns of a supreme court justice.
Nov 18, 2015 Ruke commented on A Reminder that Seattle Police Plan to Use 911 Call Data to Determine Police Deployments.
This doesn't HAVE to be bad. If they use existing data to find a baseline, and reallocate officers based on anomalies, the algorithm can account for high average call volume in NIMBurbia, and only reroute officers when lots of people call 911 at the same time.

I don't know if the algorithm does this or not; I haven't read it. I would kind of be disappointed if it were as simple as "5 calls = 1 car".
Sep 4, 2015 Ruke commented on All This Typing Is Making Us Terrible At Typing (or, This Atricle is Suprrmstrjms).
Aug 12, 2015 Ruke commented on I Love TV.
I don't own a TV.
Jan 9, 2015 Ruke commented on Looking for the "Sense to Be Made" in the Charlie Hebdo Massacre.
Hebdo's speech should be protected and criticized. My dislike of their speech should not make it illegal; however, the fact that it's legal, and even the fact that someone was killed over it, does not make it good speech worthy of repeating.
Dec 23, 2014 Ruke commented on Movie Theaters Announce They Will Screen The Interview on Christmas Day.
Wow! It's almost as if Sony had planned this the whole time! Luckily, they *bravely* set up their distribution chain days ago, to guarantee that theaters could have it for their newly revealed opening day, the opening day that they've always had.
Dec 18, 2014 Ruke commented on Ayn Rand Reviews Children's Movies.
Ortberg does a lot of other good stuff over at
Aug 28, 2014 Ruke commented on Anita Sarkeesian Threatened with Rape and Murder for Daring to Keep Critiquing Video Games.
1) We agree on that at least.

2) The quantity and degree of threats made against women in the video game industry is on a whole different order of magnitude than those received by their male counterparts. We're seeing the backlash of a small minority who are losing their "safe space" in which they could be openly misogynistic, homophobic, and racist. The fact that these children are typically not particularly popular in school allows them to see themselves as a persecuted minority, fighting back against an invading oppressor. (Women are half the population after all! Why'd they have to come and take Video Games, my thing, away from me?)

3) It's not so much "cherry picking" as "cranberry bogging" when you can just skim the surface of the medium and come up with a heaping handful of examples. Regardless of the academic rigor displayed in these YouTube videos, I think we can be pretty confident that this man was not a kickstarter backer who is upset at the misuse of his money.
Aug 5, 2014 Ruke commented on Why Do You Listen to Music?.
... and by "the world's manifold horrors," I mean "Your conversation, on the bus."
Jul 30, 2014 Ruke commented on Swill Recalled.
I've got a couple of bottles of Swill at home right now - it comes in 10 Barrels sampler pack. It's pretty dang tasty - I hope that they didn't have to destroy the entire production run.