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Comment: Re:Great... (Score 1) 521

by Cederic (#47550897) Attached to: Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Oh? Please, do share.

I do however need to see public announcements by military leaders that they've shot down a multi-engined aircraft in the vicinity at the time of the incident as evidence.

Russia has been deceitful, aggressive, manipulative and acting illegitimately when it comes to the Ukraine since the start of this crisis. Much like the US and the EU, but it does mean that I refuse to believe anything without some pretty solid evidence. So please, do share..

Comment: 23k or.. (Score 1) 87

by Cederic (#47550737) Attached to: Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs

The whole point of going in-memory inside the main 12c database is that sometimes the alternative to the $23k (list price; negotiate 60-90% off that) is buying a new CPU and licensing the whole database ( + options + OS + etc -> far far more than $23k) on that.

So although normally I bemoan Oracle's exceedingly unfriendly licensing model on this occasion it's not terribly surprising.

Comment: Re:What?!? (Score 1) 872

Well, we're both making assumptions here.

Refusing to get off an aircraft: arrested
Refusing to leave an airport: arrested
Shouting/being abusive to staff in an airport: risk of arrest
Being calm and stating clearly that you disagree and will not be able to comply: very very rarely arrested, and often leads to successful lawsuits

We don't know whether he was being calm, abusive, aggressive, relaxed or just completely silent, so it's hard to know where on the scale he fits.

I agree that staying calm and refusing to remove the twitter comment would have left him unable to fly, although it may not have required him to leave the airport. He could have gone to the ticket desk for another carrier, purchased new tickets and left on a different aircraft, then claimed from SW for the costs, delay, etc. He chose not to.

Comment: Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (Score 1) 872

How is it a threat? If I post "lmrik is wrong, it's not a threat" is that a threat to you?

Statement of fact : not a threat.
Statement of subjective opinion : not a threat.
Recommendation of action : potential threat.
Statement of intended action : threat.
Threat of action subject to conditions : threat.

If he'd said "..is rude and you should slap her when you see her" then that may be a threat.
If he'd said "..is rude and I'm going to punch her in the face" then that may be a threat.
If he'd said "..is rude and unless I get onto the first three rows of this aircraft I'm going to get back off, hunt her down, rip her legs off and use them to beat to death the passenger that nicked my seat" then that's an interesting court case around whether it's an actionable threat or mere venting of frustration.

I still don't see how "..is rude." is a threat.

Comment: Re:Customer service? (Score 2) 872

So his time isn't more important than everyone else. Accepted.
But his time isn't less important than everyone else either. So why shouldn't he have the opportunity to keep his bag close to him and benefit from the same ease of disembarking that everybody else enjoys?

Comment: Re:What?!? (Score 1) 872

No, even then it's not a 'first amendment' issue. The police wouldn't arrest him for the tweet, they'd arrest him for causing a public disturbance in an airport.

Not sure which laws in the US would apply but there are about six different ones in the UK that could be used, none of which care about the tweet.

If he left the tweet online and walked out of the airport he wouldn't get arrested. The tweet isn't the issue, his persistent demands that he's let onto the plane would be the issue.

Comment: what about black workers? (Score 1) 173

by Cederic (#47523207) Attached to: For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

Sorry, you've called out the African Americans, white, asian.. what about Black, Afro-Carribean, African, Arab workers? What about hispanics, European-American, Irish American, the "My great grandfather had a niece whose mother's great uncle was Scottish"-American?

Fuck you and your racist focus. Try breaking down employment by social background, place of abode and other factors before throwing racial fucking stereotypes at us.

Comment: Re:Feminist here (Score 1) 956

by Cederic (#47518233) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

"Men too" is not an answer, because the harassment and threats that women face is disproportionate to what men face.

No, men face actual violence rather than mere threats. Have you seen assault numbers broken down by gender? Murder numbers?

How old where you when you first feared to be raped?

12, since you ask. I had to fight off four attackers. Luckily they were too focussed on achieving penetration to actually work out how to immobilise me.

A significant portion of women in the western world has endured sexual abuse and probably still bears the scars of that.

So I'm meant to do what about it exactly?

Yes, men are also abused. It is a problem, but it's nowhere as common and nowhere as socially acceptable.

Abuse of women is not socially acceptable where I live, where I work, where I go out at night. Maybe you should move to a better country.

Then again, maybe I should. Abuse of men is socially acceptable, when it's merely verbal.

Your experience is not the same as those of the opposite gender.
Deal with it.

I can and do deal with it. I'm just fucked off with the pretense that women have it so much worse.

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 956

by Cederic (#47518143) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

He probably wouldn't have reported it. Men don't usually report minor (in the sense of no visible physical injury) incidents of assault and battery unless they were looking for any ammunition they could use against someone (i.e. they really hate the attacker and want to get back at them).

Yeah, I didn't report the assault I received from a woman in the workplace.

I did make notes of the incident and keep them offsite, for fear that she'd complain about me for my response to the assault - I turned and told her that if she did that again I'd punch her in the face.

She didn't report it, so I didn't bother to report it either. She was a very sexist person though.

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