Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th May 2011 21:07 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Games There's fail, there's epic fail, and then there's Sony. You may've thought it wasn't possible, but Sony has just outdone itself on the fail scale, forcing us to add yet another notch. During the congressional testimony this morning, Dr Gene Spafford of Purdue University revealed just how badly Sony managed its Playstation Network servers. It's... Bad.
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RE[8]: Poor analogy
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 6th May 2011 14:06 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Poor analogy"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Thom, you posted it. Its a very clear reference to rape in the English language. It has nothing to do with 4 chan. You show that phrase to 1 million native English speaking women of average intelligence in the United States, and 999,999,999 will interpret that as a rape reference. Maybe your mastery of English isn't as good as it appears. Analogies are the most difficult to master.

Just don't put anything like that in any of the documents you translate. But, I'm glad to learn that you were ignorant of its implication.

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RE[9]: Poor analogy
by phoenix on Fri 6th May 2011 16:22 in reply to "RE[8]: Poor analogy"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

In what way is "batting eye lashes" and "making pouty lips" related to rape? Seriously. How do you make the connection between the two?

One is about getting all chummy with the criminals, being all buddy-buddy, maybe as much as "getting into bed with the bad guys".

The other is about forcibly having unconsensual sex with someone, through the use of force and violence.

How in the hell do you get from "batting eye lashes" to "forced to have sex"?

Please, explain it to me. Me thinks one doest protest too much!

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RE[10]: Poor analogy
by apoclypse on Fri 6th May 2011 16:40 in reply to "RE[9]: Poor analogy"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Its not rape, its what he said about the "criminals" who would be attracted to someone behaving that way. That is where we have issues with the statement. Its a stupid statement because logically it only leads to one thing "she was asking for it". Asking for what, exactly? What type criminal would be attracted to scantily clad women? I mean all you have to do is think through the statement for second to realize how sexist and wrong it was to begin with. This shit ain't rocket science people.

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