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Comment To everyone whining about the title... (Score 4, Informative) 109

Here is the list of organizations who got the info:

Georgia Democratic Party
Georgia Republican Party
Georgia Libertarian Party
Independence Party of Georgia
Southern Party of Georgia
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Macon Telegraph
Savannah Morning News
Georgia GunOwner Magazine
Georgia Pundit
News Publishing Co.

Who is the biggest risk? Who has the least to lose and the most ideological fervor? Who is most likely simply to get hacked?

Actually, it isn't the gun nut magazine, it's the Southern Party of Georgia.

That would make an even better headline: Georgia Gives Personal Data of 6 Million Voters To Racist Lost Cause Political Party You've Never Heard Of

Comment Re:Upset about Georgia Gun Owner Magazine... (Score 0) 109

Which is more likely to abuse the information - a small magazine devoted to individual rights, or the two major political parties?

The tiny gun magazine, of course. The political parties and newspapers actually have reputations to lose.

Besides, have you ever heard how gun nuts talk?

Comment Sure are a lot of morons in this thread (Score 5, Informative) 387

They're eating up the author's framing as if it was literally what Nye said. What he actually said was that NASCAR should reward fuel efficiency as well as speed, as it would make a more interesting engineering problem.

Besides, everybody knows that if you're not NASCAR, you're NASCDR.

Comment Re:If New York Times complains about it... (Score 0) 119

You're pretty fuckin' dense if you think anything is wrong with that blog post on calling black people "articulate". I mean, Chris Rock makes the same point, and isn't he the excuse you trot out for being allowed to say the n-word?

To think it is in the same league as that whiny Salon article demonstrates why right-wingers need to keep their damn mouths shut when it comes to social justice issues. All they seem capable of doing is giving more ammunition to the SJWs.

Comment Yes (Score 1) 568

Because it pisses off the insecure people who whine about this.

The whole "engineer" requires licensure thing is a recent invention and is mostly for people to puff up their status, much like lawyers trying to make "esquire" happen. They already have a title, "Professional Engineer", and they can stick "PE" on the end of their names all they want, and no one else is allowed to.

"Engineer" is a common word they don't and will never own, at least not in the United States.

Comment Re:Linus is right. (Score 1) 576

Stupidity has to hurt, or people don't learn. Better it happen this way then with a bug that compromises billions of devices.

As the article points out, he didn't call out the author of that code, so they weren't publicly shamed (which, ironically, is the preferred tactic of his critics), but you know they were ashamed, and rightly so.

Fear of becoming the cause of a Linus rant is part of the quality control of Linux, and it is highly effective.

Comment Microaggressions out, passive-aggressions in (Score 3, Insightful) 358

If he just removed the line about "microaggressions" and the following two lines (and examples), it would be a reasonable code of conduct.

Of course, that would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater. The whole point of this exercise is to use the CoC as a means to promote an ideology.

Now, given all the complaints this will surely generate, do you think he'll take his own advice?

Just stop doing what it was they complained about and apologize.

Somehow I doubt it.

Comment Re:theodp (Score 1) 152

That article must be a fabrication. In it see a young woman who got a job in an a mostly male profession and did so without a massive government expenditure and PR blitz to indoctrinate girls into doing it.

Despite making light of the pay gap, and the surprise she receives at being an outlier, she doesn't even complain about the discrimination and harassment that must necessarily be happening. This has to be fake.

Comment Re:Dear SJW morons (Score 5, Funny) 781

There is a small software tool that developers use, and a 32-bit hexadecimal value that shows up in one dialog box defaults to the hex value "DEADBEEF". Clever, right? Also harmless and not at all intended to be offensive. But someone got offended and they made them change it.

My name is a trigger word.

Comment A timeline... (Score 4, Insightful) 781

Frat boys call each other bro, such that it becomes part of a stereotype.

Feminists start using the word as a slur to evoke the stereotype in order to ridicule anyone they perceive as too masculine.

People start using bro ironically in a totally different context.

Feminists lose their shit and call *that* "offensive".

I'm guessing what they're really upset about is their insult losing its negative connotation.

The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."