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Comment: Re:USA in good company... (Score 3, Interesting) 648

by Cederic (#49704591) Attached to: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Gets Death Penalty In Boston Marathon Bombing

I don't think there are many rational people who could draw parallels between the soft-nap that comes with lethal injection and the serial beheading happening at the hands of ISIS.

No, the beheading is far quicker and far less painful to the executed person. It also requires the executioner to acknowledge the gravity of the act, unlike pressing a button from out of sight.

I'd rather be beheaded than subjected to the torture-to-death approach of the US execution industry.

Comment: Re:Once a week you may have noticed (Score 1) 604

by Cederic (#49698525) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

No, my grandfather would've congratulated me on being the first member of my extended family to go to university, on getting a safe secure job, on earning a good living.

He was in the army, drove a bus, worked on the production line in a factory. He didn't recommend any of that to me.

My grandmother worked elbow-deep in a restaurant cooking food for 80 people at a time. She could punch out a donkey. She lived long enough to see how my sister and I turned out, and never criticised either of us for taking well paid office jobs.

You're just making shit up and it makes you look stupid.

Comment: Re:How do stop sexism in science? (Score 1) 604

by Cederic (#49698421) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

The problem is that your analogy sucks donkeys. To extend it nearer to the reality, feminists are demanding the 2' stools for women only, while ignoring all the 4' tall men that work in sewers.

Right now everybody gets a ladder. Women choose not to stand on theirs, and instead enter the 3' tall liberal fucking arts career from which they bitch about the inherent sexism stopping women standing on their ladder.

The ladders already exist. It's not sexism that women choose not to stand on them. It is sexism that feminists are demanding ladders only for women.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 507

by Cederic (#49693159) Attached to: Is Agile Development a Failing Concept?

Yeah, fair point. All those brainwashed fresh faced computer science graduates charging with fixed bayonets at the artillery of the "40 years of mainframe development worked for me" brigade and dying needlessly on the barbed wire of function point analysis, with the few that see the light and turn back being executed by a silver bullet.

Such a waste, a terrible waste. Decades of software engineering advances destroyed in one single statement of hope in a better world.

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