The hipster hackers of Mr Robot plus Tumblr’s opinion

which is always fun and grotesquely wrong. Spoilers ahoy duh.

I haven’t criticized the media in way too long. This cannot be tolerated.

just getting that now rlly slow on the uptake moriarty

It’s too hipster for my taste. Too many tropes, too many clichés, rather insulting actually, to real hackers; I know I guessed the twists from the first episode and I’m no brain on these things, and the reviews going on and on about how “authentic” it is really give it away to me as Gen Y hipster fodder, they’re trying to make this our Fight Club, complete with grating hashtags at the bottom of the screen you’re supposed to respond to like Pavlov’s dog.

I can see you trying all the way across the Atlantic.

I can see you trying all the way across the Atlantic.

Which makes it fun to make fun of, cos projection. As TLP says, if you’re watching it, it’s for you.

It’s like a pastiche parody, a mishmash so hastily thrown together to please a demo. It’s selling you non-conformity. People are buying. People thinking they’re too smart to do that, who like the show and the message, and just mindlessly promoting it.

laughing rdj crack up

Even me with this review, I guess. I’m selling out guys. Buying a place in Miami.

SPOILERS AHOY IN THIS VIDEO;

You know he’s edgy bc he’s wearing a hoodie.
Really? Nah. It gets in the way of typing. When I see someone wearing a hoodie with the sleeves rolled up, however, my eyebrow hooks up at the rarity of the sight and I’m like
I wanna know that person. That person in particular.

Trust in the wisdom of the secret race of sleeve roll people.

As this sweet, sane Tumblrina (they exist) points out, the best thing about the show isn’t the main character (too whiny to carry it, the Millennial personified in self-loathing) but the Swedish Patrick Bateman. Yes. He needs a lot more screentime. I miss him when he’s offscreen. Of course, she doesn’t realize he’s a literary reference so most of his character doesn’t make sense to her.

Why did no one slap her in this scene? Just tying her to a chair. No actual beating, like every male counterpart?

To the rest of us who read books that aren’t in the YA section, he’s a joy to behold.

The guy deserves a spinoff. Watch it for him.

Paper: Genetic dissection of sex differences in human brain and behaviour

Click to access 1317810.pdf

Over 200 pages.

Abstract;

The importance of sex differences in the brain and behaviour is indisputable. It forms the basis for differences in risk across a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders, as well as gender roles within society. The classical approach to investigating sex differences primarily involves comparisons between males and females. While informative for characterizing the wide array of sexually dimorphic traits, straight comparisons are insufficient to elucidate specific molecular contributions due to the multiplicity of confounding factors. Discrete genetic polymorphisms can be used to investigate variance in these traits due to sex-related molecular factors independent of confounds of sex.
This thesis applies candidate genetics to understand the specific contributions of molecular components of the sex hormone pathways to sexual dimorphism in brain structure, personality and cognition. A cohort of 384 individuals were recruited to undergo MRI brain scans, cognitive and personality testing. They also provided blood samples for candidate genotyping in polymorphisms in genes for the androgen receptor, oestrogen receptors, progesterone receptor and aromatase enzyme that converts testosterone to oestrogen. Voxel-based morphometry was used to characterise regional differences in brain volume accounted for by these polymorphisms and the relationship to sex differences in brain volume. Diffusion tensor imaging was then used to determine variation in white matter integrity and structural connectivity due to these polymorphisms. Sex differences in personality and cognition are further investigated in terms of correlations with the polymorphisms and brain structure. Finally an endophenotype approach was used to investigate differential risk for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and depression between sexes through related brain and personality-based traits. The neural and molecular genetic mechanisms underlying this risk are inferred from correlations with brain-based measures and genotype. The strengths and weaknesses of this approach and the scientific implications of this work to gender research are discussed.

At this point, anyone who denies biological sex differences in plainly anti-science.
Get over yourself and learn something or GTFO loser

Troublesome Inheritance Review: Different races exist. So what?

http://reason.com/archives/2014/06/20/different-races-exist-so-what

Please, continue that train of thought.

Please, continue that train of thought.

It’s almost as if it’s getting through… Almost.

This has huge implications for medicine, which go unmentioned.

I love how poor critics think saying they don’t like an idea is equivalent to refuting it, especially when they have nothing which explains the same evidence. This is why they’re critics and not creators.

Book Review: “A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History.”

from WSJ;

“Since the sequencing of the human genome in 2003, what is known by geneticists has increasingly diverged from this orthodoxy, even as social scientists and the mainstream press have steadfastly ignored the new research. Nicholas Wade, for more than 20 years a highly regarded science writer at the New York Times, NYT -1.40% has written a book that pulls back the curtain.”