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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated April 10)
When a wise man points at the moon, the imbecile examines his finger. Ignore Report Reply
Sammy Delorian - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:32:18 EST ID:dc3WfPuZ No.54703
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Matt Taylor lands a module on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, some 300 million miles from Earth.

Some imbecile monkeys bully him because of his shirt.

Over the last few days, we have learned that mankind can chase down a comet speeding through space at 34,000 mph, but resisting the outrage machine, kicked into high gear over a trifle, is completely beyond its powers.

who the fuck let these ape-women bully this man who set a great new step in space-discovery?!

Stupid, shit-flinging femtards!
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Fred Hoyle - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:07:51 EST ID:d7Dhf0QA No.54704 Ignore Report Reply
>>54703
So it's okay for a woman to be criticised for her appearance, but when someone criticises a man for it, they're "stupid, shit-flinging femtards". Please do tell me more about this.

Shit didn't hit the fan until a bunch of people started attacking the few tweets criticising his dress sense. The shitstorm isn't really about the shirt itself, horrible though it may be. It's about the reaction the few people got that criticised it.
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Fred Hoyle - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:32:53 EST ID:d7Dhf0QA No.54705 Ignore Report Reply
>>54704
I don't want to minimise the accomplishment of Rosetta by the way, and there are indeed a bunch of people that are overreacting.
It's just that there was a LOT of fuel thrown on the fire. Pretty much just like you're trying to do here as is evident by your choice of words.

nb due to double post
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Vesto Slipher - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:52:47 EST ID:dc3WfPuZ No.54706 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54705
just keep your femitard agenda out of science!
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Fred Hoyle - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:48:16 EST ID:d7Dhf0QA No.54707 Ignore Report Reply
>>54706
Right.
7/10, decent effort, would probably get trolled again. Your follow up needs serious work though.
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Giuseppe Piazzi - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:57:37 EST ID:OsV3zf7o No.54708 Ignore Report Reply
>>54703
>imbecile monkeys
>ape-women
>femtards
We could have had an intelligent discussion about this topic, but that's obviously not what you wanted, so you can kindly fuck off this board and go back to /b/ where this kind of back-and-forth shitslinging is an acceptable mode of discourse.
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John Bahcall - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:49:15 EST ID:BpULL2Bu No.54709 Ignore Report Reply
>>54708
This.
DIAF OP
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Antony Hewish - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:39:34 EST ID:XJHlYsmW No.54710 Ignore Report Reply
>>54704
>Please do tell me more about this.

That's easy - it's not okay for a woman to be criticized for her appearance when that isn't relevant to what she does.

Also, source?
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Riccardo Giacconi - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:59:44 EST ID:d7Dhf0QA No.54712 Ignore Report Reply
>>54710
All right, bunch of random googlesources incoming:
Katie Mack and Rose Eveleth were the people who commented on the shirt. These are the original tweets, though much has been deleted (and/or I suck at twitter):
https://twitter.com/AstroKatie/status/532509765989965824
https://twitter.com/roseveleth/status/532538957490561024
A bunch of blogposts detailing what happened (disregard the opinions of course):
https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/mansplaining-shirtgate-to-women-is-meta-misogyny/
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/shirtgate-was-about-more-than-a-tacky-shirt
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/16/1345260/--ShirtGate-the-biggest-nonissue-ever
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/11/14/matt_taylor_of_the_rosetta_project_wore_a_tacky_shirt_icymi_shirtstorm.html
CNN article about it, showing the original tweets and one of the first comments about it.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/13/living/matt-taylor-shirt-philae-rosetta-project/index.html

In my opinion the first two tweets had a point, but then everything got blown way out of proportion and now some crazies on both sides of the argument are just doing what they do best.
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Fritz Zwicky - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:36:21 EST ID:Zbe0PVOU No.54714 Ignore Report Reply
Feminism aside, I agree about the shirt thing. It's quite immature. Scientists used to wear suits and tuxedos. This dude is making a joke out of the profession by wearing crap like that.
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Shmusb - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:22:36 EST ID:jhPGxi/3 No.54717 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54714
yes, the Shirt looks like crap.
No denying that.
But FOR HIM it had personal value (his women made it and he wore it while coordinating some pretty amazing stuff! I mean: more than just amazing!).

So, who are we (or some not involved !) to judge?
Why the attention-whores and harpies feel the need to blow this up out of proportions?

Are we letting Celebrity-"News" or Cosmopolitan now dictate a dresscode?
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Tadashi Nakajima - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:29:11 EST ID:n1ifNqo9 No.54718 Ignore Report Reply
>>54714
>Scientists used to wear suits and tuxedos. This dude is making a joke out of the profession by wearing crap like that.

I think pandering to business-culture would be a bigger joke. I mean how sad would it be if you spend decades letting your boss tell you how to dress, until you finally get to the top of your field and realise that you still have to let the audience (who honestly don't care if you live or die) tell you how to dress?
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Robert Dicke - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:00:52 EST ID:yZpPrhjN No.54719 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54712
>In my opinion the first two tweets had a point, but then everything got blown way out of proportion and now some crazies on both sides of the argument are just doing what they do best.

It's simple: Society is utterly insane.
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Robert Dicke - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:48:08 EST ID:yZpPrhjN No.54720 Ignore Report Reply
>>54703
>When a wise man points at the moon, the imbecile examines his finger.
If you update that it'll be:
  • When the modernist techno-futurist points at the comet, the postmodern structuralist examine the glove.

(Also, I really really should be focusing on my work instead of web surf.)


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