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Comment: Here is the effect it will have (Score 1) 318

Fewer women will get hired. Period.

Whenever you make hiring a particular person (woman, minority, gay, etc) riskier because of lawsuits, fewer such people will be hired. I know that if I were doing the hiring (and I do) this kind of risk would factor into my thinking. Would I say anything, would I put it in writing? Absolutely not, I'm not an idiot.

What Ellen Pao is doing with her lawsuit is making herself unemployable. And an anchor around Reddit's neck.

Comment: Leave then (Score 0, Troll) 857

by WCMI92 (#49338313) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

No one should have to perform INVOLUNTARY SERVICE for anyone.

A Christian baker should not have to bake a wedding cake for a gay "marriage". Likewise, should a muslim photographer be forced to photograph it?

For that matter a gay baker shouldn't have to bake a cake for a real marriage.

Freedom of association. It's in the Constitution.

Comment: Why no 6.6 KwH charging for the 2nd gen Volt? (Score 1) 229

I have read that the stock reply is that half the owners only use L1 charging; 120v. What about providing the option to the others who would prefer faster charging? Most pay chargers charge by time used which really makes the cost to charge a Volt not a good deal

Comment: Re:Are Brown Dwarfs Stars? (Score 4, Informative) 98

by WCMI92 (#49248713) Attached to: Proxima Centauri Might Not Be the Closest Star To Earth

Your question about white dwarfs is spot-on though because those stars are pretty much what #49246567 describes. A star fuses enough hydrogen that the mass of its outer layers drops off, inner reactions then push that layer outward to form a red giant, the red giant sheds those outer layers, and a white dwarf is that hot, deuterium-rich star left behind. That star then cools and dims over time.

Not all stars that were large enough to do core hydrogen fusion become red giants. Most red dwarf stars won't because they are fully convective, meaning that they will fuse almost all of their hydrogen in the "core" and not have hydrogen fusion in the shell (and no red dwarf has enough mass to do helium fusion). When low mass red dwarf stars run out of gas they simply pass directly to the white dwarf stage (burnt out core)

Comment: Re:Are Brown Dwarfs Stars? (Score 1) 98

by WCMI92 (#49248675) Attached to: Proxima Centauri Might Not Be the Closest Star To Earth

I was going to say much the same thing. If it doesn't do (or didn't do in the past in the case of white dwarfs) hydrogen fusion in the core is it really a star?

I don't think that it is. Just being massive enough to emit some energy isn't enough. Jupiter, for example, gives off some heat but no one would argue that it's a star.

Comment: Re:Google had Flash ads? (Score 1) 188

by WCMI92 (#49131395) Attached to: Google Now Automatically Converts Flash Ads To HTML5

Great Scott! It appears I've been leading a sheltered life thanks to AdBlock, Ghostery and the like. I did not expect that level of douchebaggery from them, though. Well, hope AdBlock is ready for this.

Yeah, it's like the HORROR the web looks like when you are working on an end user's PC and they only have Internet Exploder.

I guess there will be HTML5 blocker extensions soon.
And I'll use them. Why? I hate ads. To me there is NO SUCH THING as an acceptable ad. I will never surf without ad blockers running. And if you don't like it, take your site offline.

Comment: No government "allows" profits... (Score 1) 57

by WCMI92 (#49107315) Attached to: Iran Allows VPNs To Make Millions In Profit

Governments don't "allow" profits (or losses), what they do is either respect PRIVATE PROPERTY and private financial transactions or they don't.

If VPN's in an islamic Tyranny like Iran are profitable and being allowed to remain open it can only be because they either fear the consequences of shuttering them, or (much more likely) the people profiting from them are too well connected to the Mad Mullahs that run Iran to be shut down.

Comment: Re:"Not intentional". Right. (Score 1) 370

by WCMI92 (#49030623) Attached to: Samsung Smart TVs Injected Ads Into Streamed Video

No no no, you got it all wrong! It was not intended that they get caught! The whole injecting their own ads into the stream, that's a feature!

And they think no one will notice this? Do they think we're stupid? Oh, wait, they do. And they'd be right most of the time. Look at the criminals and traitors we elect. Look at the popular talentless Disney AutoTune Pop Princesses that couldn't write their own name in a pile of cocaine, much less a song, that even if they could, couldn't SING it anyway without AutoTune?

Comment: What point is there to IBM anymore? (Score 1) 331

by WCMI92 (#48978637) Attached to: Massive Layoff Underway At IBM

They sold the PC business.

They sold the server business.

Basically Lenovo+Lexmark is the IBM we knew after 1981 when the PC was introduced.

What's left of IBM is little more than newer (and smaller) versions of their 1960's mainframe and minicomputers. And "services". Services for what? What do they sell anymore other than warmed over AS/400's?

Basically IBM snuffed itself out.

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.