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Comment: Re:Freedom of Speech? (Score 2) 328

by Concerned Onlooker (#46667513) Attached to: Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

'However disgusting, "revenge porn" ought to remain legal...'

It's not about free speech. It's about not respecting someone else's privacy. It's about breaking an implicit trust.

Tell you what, if it's OK to post the pictures I say it should be mandatory that the real name of the person submitting them should be posted right alongside the image, in order that women everywhere could know who to avoid.

Comment: Re:Don't quit your day job (Score 3, Interesting) 133

by Concerned Onlooker (#46559385) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Moving From Tech Support To Development?

"Don't quit your day job..."

You might want to re-read the summary. His day job is quitting him.

And to the original question asker I'd say go with development because you'll never be good at something you don't like.

Also, when you've landed that good job, reward your girlfriend amply for helping make it all possible. :-)

Comment: Re:Enjoy it while it floats (Score 5, Informative) 66

Yes, if we continue to waste helium like idiots. However, one design for modern airships involves re-compressing the helium to control buoyancy rather than bleeding it off.

The future of airship transport looks pretty interesting to me:

Comment: Re:The geek in denial. (Score 1) 704

by Concerned Onlooker (#46549305) Attached to: Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

"The point being that ditching gender stereotypes in mass media can have a very big financial payoff."

It's just too bad if that's what it takes to change attitudes. No one should have to give a "logical" reason to show people that they shouldn't behave like jackasses. It's about being a decent human being.

And where does this misogyny come from anyway? The fathers being bad roles models? Mainstream media perpetuating it? Do misogynists put their mothers and sisters in the same category when they're talking about women and girls in a negative way?

Comment: Re:Hang sNOwden (Score 1) 335

by Concerned Onlooker (#46492709) Attached to: Snowden A Hero? Gates Says No, Woz Says Yes

"He puts an entire nation in jeopardy."

Actually, he put an entire nation on the alert to very real abuses by our government.

I've heard the NSA complain that a journalist is not qualified to determine what is and what is not too sensitive for publication. However, I would like to submit that the NSA and like institutions are not qualified to determine what is in the best interests of a democracy.

If a subordinate asks you a pertinent question, look at him as if he had lost his senses. When he looks down, paraphrase the question back at him.