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Comment: Re:This is fucking stupid. (Score 1) 278

More people have "fragile emotional states" these days because they've spent their lives being coddled and/or taught to respond to adversity by becoming a victim. When I was growing up bullies didn't say things on a website, they found you, beat your ass, then bragged about it to the whole school. Fortunately for me, my parents taught me that I was worth more than being some douches punching bag, and the important lesson that the only person who could control how I reacted to other people was me - besides, society isn't going to change because I'm having a hard time. Was it bad? Worse than most of the "whine about it on YouTube" generation could possibly imagine. Did I consider killing myself to end it all? Actually tried and failed a couple times to be honest.

But somehow I survived. Maybe its because I'm made of better stuff than other people, but that sounds. I ike self-aggrandizing bullshit to me. Rather, I believe it's because I realized that I was only a victim of my own self-loathing, and upon that realization learned how to have the confidence to stand up for myself in the face of, for lack of a better term, typical human dickishness.

Trolls (in the traditional sense), are easy enough to avoid - refuse to engage them and they'll eventually get bored and go bother someone else.

Comment: Re:Lets hope they don't try to automate it (Score 1) 278

Personally I'm curious how it would function on a site like foxnews or huffpo - in the case of the latter, would it flag the one person posting pro-2nd Amendment comments, or would it flag everyone else when they pile one the aforementioned poster with mountains of venomous hatred?

Comment: Re:This is fucking stupid. (Score 1) 278

It is stupid to me because it does not solve a problem. Detecting trolls is certainly not a problem, dealing with them is. They need to work on algorithm for that.

How about an algorithm for developing thicker skin?

Internet trolls only have the power you give them; many sites have an "ignore this douchebag" button anyway, so it's really a moot point.

Comment: Re:Tracking (Score 4, Insightful) 569

Yea, that's called an occupational hazard, not an excuse to not do your fucking job. Jesus, if underwater welders and fishermen (wo have far, far more life-threatening jobs than any LEO) were as whiny and pussified as cops, we'd have no oil or food.

Of course, if the detectives use their brains they can decrease their personal risk while still doing what they're paid to do. Of course that implies hiring people who actually have functioning brains... something many departments apparently have a policy against.

Comment: Re:Enlighten me please (Score 1) 450

by CanHasDIY (#49233869) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

Just because YOU have wireless projectors doesn't mean that EVERYONE is doing the same thing as you. I've worked at Fortune 500 companies that not only use wired projectors, they also rent them rather than owning one.

'Granted I work for a company that install (wireless projectors)'

Well, you're a shitty salesman if your main pitch is 'but everyone else is buying them from me!'

Comment: Re:Too Soft (Score 1) 450

by CanHasDIY (#49233797) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

A solid gold casing would be too soft to be practical.

Apple claim to somehow have found a way around that. From the product page: "Each has a watch case crafted from 18-karat gold that our metallurgists have developed to be up to twice as hard as standard gold."

Ceramics are blended in with the gold.

Thus making the gold less pure, and therefore less valuable. FWIW, all gold was 24k, until it got mixed with something else. 18k isn't 18k anymore when it's been diluted with non-precious metals.

Comment: Re:The moan of sour grapes (Score 1) 450

by CanHasDIY (#49233667) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

Because very few people will buy the gold edition, it will occupy the same collector market as some of the other early Apples.

Very few people bought a Microsoft Surface RT, but I highly doubt that makes the tablet a collectors item. Very few commercially made, mass produced items hold value the way you're assuming this watch will.

Maybe if they made it a limited edition, bit that doesn't really fit Apple's MO...

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir

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