There never was a moment in the history of geek media, when geek media was advertised equally to men and women and there never was a moment in the history of geek media, when it was equally culturally acceptable to be interested in geek stuff for men and women.
Women never ever got as much marketing attention as men have and women always have been treated as an oddity in geek culture, with all the barriers that come with that. There never was a time, when toy cars and robots and construction toys have been made equally accessible to little boys and girls.
Tonight's viewing and listening, and it's 100% required if you want to know How The Internet Works These Days.
First up: Glenn Greenwald at 30C3 (the 30th Chaos Computer Club, aka the hacker conf in Germany).
Second up: the report on Democracy Now on the Der Spiegel revelation that the NSA is, amongst other things, intercepting hardware (computers, routers, mobiles) between the shop, and you, and installing unrecognisable, unbypassable malware.
Third up, the 2-part Militarization of the Internet talk at 30c3...
It’s a good idea to consider a number of funding options when building a company and it’s important to understand the differences between each option. The table below outlines a number of differences between VC investment and publishers:
Invest in the company
Invest in the game
No revenue share
No help with distribution, production, research, or other services
Help with distribution, production, research, or other services
Things begin innocently enough. Barbie, controlled in the third person, is prancing around her lavish Dreamhouse entranceway. It’s a clumsy menu screen of sorts, in which options are accessed by going upstairs, and down the corridor on the left. But it also features Barbie’s on-again off-again love interest, Ken, another ladyfriend upstairs, and some dickhole playing a guitar. There’s already access to playing dress-up at this point, but things don’t start to get weird until you speak to someone. Then… then it just seems to get really damned sarcastic. Take a look:
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