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Comment Re:Given the quality of comments on this article (Score 2, Interesting) 683

My post was about people behaving in an unprofessional and discriminatory fashion. Something the moderators appear to support.

Being able to do the job matters. Being openly toxic towards your fellow workers is grounds for dismissal.

Just because your company succeeded despite people being abusive towards each other does not mean it's the ideal way to do business.

You'd have not made it past the interview process. Keep your drama queen shit off my code and out of my face.

Relax. I would never have wanted to work for you anyway. Besides, you couldn't possibly have paid me enough.


Comment Re:Maybe it's just who we are... (Score 2) 683

I really wish my company had more female coders, because I'd like to see if they would provide a different perspective.

I work in a company with female coders. They do provide a different perspective -- because they're individuals, not because they're female.

We shouldn't mandate a 50/50 split, but we should ensure that there are no barriers to anyone wishing to pursue this profession.

This in spades. And one of the barriers we need to remove is the one created by the minority of boorish, petulant, insulting participants who think they're cool and powerful when they act that way.

Comment Re:Given the quality of comments on this article (Score -1, Troll) 683

I'd say we're doing a very good job of running people off with sexist, misogynistic and crude language. Perhaps there is blatant discrimination, instead of merely all the indications thereof.

Yes, blatant discrimination. And not just in the comments, but in the moderating too. Particularly in the one who modded you troll.

I doubt that the people making these comments would get away with acting like this in a professional setting. Being quasi-anonymous in online forums encourages them to reveal their true selves.

Many other groups in society have found ways to accept and even encourage the other half of the human race to participate. Not the least of which is the military, once a bastion of male entitlement. Surely we can do better than what we're seeing in this discussion.

Comment Re:killing wifi with high cost low cap cell is goo (Score 1) 170

Wireless is not flawless. Your phone will accept the service with the stronger signal, even if it means you're roaming, unless you tell it not to roam. Various natural effects can conspire to make the signal from a foreign tower stronger than a domestic one, including geography, seasonal foliage, buildings, ionospheric reflection, and so on. The foreign users see the same kind of thing on their side of the border.

I sympathize with your hassle dealing with your carrier when unintended roaming happens. I think of it as the price we pay in order to make intended roaming possible. But I agree, the systems should be able to do a better job of figuring out when you're not roaming.

Comment Re:killing wifi with high cost low cap cell is goo (Score 1, Informative) 170

Also just wait for the Mexico towers near the board to up there power as they rake in the roaming that goes as high as $20 a meg.

I doubt it. Use of electromagnetic spectrum near borders is regulated by treaties. Also, the unlicensed use of WiFi frequencies comes with a condition: you must keep your power output below a certain level.

Comment Re:Issue is obvious if you're not a SJW (Score 5, Insightful) 920

What I have a problem with is people like [the GP], who try to pretend that we're all the same. We're not. Not only are men not the same as women, men are not the same as other men, and women are not the same as other women.

Strawman. That's not what the GP said. What s/he actually said was this:

Professional behavior doesn't differ by gender. Even the words should be the same.

No, we're not all the same, and arguably it's impossible for us to pretend that we are. Nevertheless, there are many contexts where it is crucial that we do acknowledge we are the same, such as professional courtesies, voting rights, and so on.

There can be no twisted thought without a twisted molecule. -- R. W. Gerard