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Thomas Dykes @picadiloe ?

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  • Thomas Dykes commented on the blog post Demand Kickstarter remove guide to sexual assault   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    I think you’re giving reddit too much credit in saying its “internal policing is completely ineffective”. I don’t think its internal policing targets misogynistic, rapey, or abusive imagery, videos, or comments. This is because, unlike feministing, Reddit is not expected to be an echo chamber. There’s a requirement here that commentary is “progressive”. That is, [...]

  • Thomas Dykes commented on the blog post Demand Kickstarter remove guide to sexual assault   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    I know this is besides the point, but you went ahead and mentioned that this guy is a “reddit user”, as if the entirety of reddit is about sexual assault. A look at this guy’s posts shows that he mostly posts to r/seduction, the PUA reddit. This makes sense, as that subreddit is a den [...]

  • Thomas Dykes commented on the blog post Chart of the Day: The gender gap in Silicon Valley   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    Interesting comment, I get the feeling we have vastly different views on how programming is and should be conducted. That’s probably because you’re in the industry, whereas I just took classes at a top tier CS school that regularly sends people off to Microsoft (my frat brother got in with a 2.8 CS major. Apparently [...]

  • Thomas Dykes commented on the blog post Chart of the Day: The gender gap in Silicon Valley   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    Silicon Valley’s demographics are directly correlated to the demographics of the average CS program. Heck, the average CS program is probably less that 8% female; the one at my school was probably in the 3-5% range. That number has nothing to do with math capability, as you don’t need strong math skills to do CS, [...]

  • Thomas Dykes became a registered member   1 year, 7 months ago · View

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