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Comment: Re: Normal women... (Score 1) 759

by BlueTrin (#49315711) Attached to: A Software Project Full of "Male Anatomy" Jokes Causes Controversy
The difference is that their jokes are not attacking any minority group or ethnicity. Making penis jokes is infantile but it is a stretch to say that it is sexist. This is the difference. What's next ? I'll get offer ended at the colour RED so I will ask them to change their logo.

Comment: Is GitHub so concerned that they will ask him to r (Score 5, Insightful) 759

by BlueTrin (#49314571) Attached to: A Software Project Full of "Male Anatomy" Jokes Causes Controversy

I feel like that it is borderline in this case, it is not a commercial product but an open source project, you may not agree but shouldn't they be able to run their own project how they want ?

Does this infringe some kind of law in the US ?

+ - FTC's internal memo on Google teaches companies a terrible lesson->

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "FTC staffers spent enormous time pouring through Google's business practices and documents as well as interviewing executives and rivals. They came to the conclusion that Google was acting in anti-competitive ways, such as restricting advertisers' from working with rival search engines. But commissioners balked at the prospect of a lengthy and protracted legal fight.

For a big company, that process may have been enlightening. Agency staffers might find evidence of anti-competitive behavior. But that doesn't mean the firm will face the music in the end.

Previous attempts to go after big companies — such as the Justice Department's long-running antitrust case against Microsoft in the 1990s — loomed large in regulators’ minds at the time of the Google probe, according to a former official who worked at the agency then.

“Even if we were in the right and could win," said the former official, "it could take a lot of resources away from other enforcement.”"

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Comment: Re: Why isn't public transport 'free'? (Score 1) 198

When public transport is free or when people do not get fined for not paying you see more hooliganism from my experience of growing up in Paris. In the suburbs trains you see random young people hanging there going to random places to find targets to mug for money or phones. They also cut seats and pain graffitis.

+ - Apple seemingly attempts to determine your location even when location services ->

Submitted by chrisgagne
chrisgagne (605844) writes "Apple says "You can also turn Location Services off altogether by deselecting Enable Location Services in the Privacy pane of Security & Privacy preferences. However, here's a video showing that although Location Services are turned off, Apple's com.apple.geod (their location services daemon) is still active and attempting to communicate with gsp-ssl.ls.apple.com. It's blocked from doing so by Little Snitch, whose Network Monitor is showing all of these attempts."
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