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Comment: Re:Turn it around: (Score 1) 129

Free speech guarantees you the right to say it free from consequences. It says nothing about a guaranteed venue or audience. And any college would have a legitimate interest in blocking that material over their e-mail system on a mass scale. It's happened before:

"An estimated 3000 [Michigan State University] students protesting the ban on alcohol at Munn Field tailgate parties resulted in police firing tear gas at the crowd. The gathering was planned in advance by an email spread through the student body email system asking students to gather and protest the ban. The university police informed students, via the school newspaper, that anyone getting on Munn Field would be arrested for trespassing. One student crossed the fence and was arrested by campus police. Shortly thereafter, 30-40 students crossed the fence and when the remaining students saw the police unable to arrest everyone, approximately 1,500 students poured over the fence on Munn field. The students played football, frisbee and played in the rain and mud. The police then tear gassed the students, who then left and went to the University President's (M. Peter McPherson) house. When the students learned the President was not available, they then went to Grand River Ave, and a small riot ensued."

And don't pull the "only conservatives are restricted" card because it is easily annihilated.

Comment: Re:I'm Still Rooting for AMD (Score 1) 345

by JenovaSynthesis (#47026115) Attached to: AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

No, it does not count. Itanium's target market changed and they did not switch to AMD. If you want to use the "kicked the ass of" phrasing, Itanium got its ass kicked by Xeon\ because that is what the high-end servers, like the ones SGi produces now, are using that require strong number crunching if they are still using chips in the Intel/AMD ecosystem.

Comment: Re:Personal Beliefs vs Discriminatory Actions (Score 1) 824

by JenovaSynthesis (#46599779) Attached to: Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

This isn't a "political blacklist". He's not being "blacklisted" first and foremost. He is being asked to resign.

Second, it's not an issue of politics. It's an issue of humanity. But unfortunately some people having equality has become a political issue and it really shows just how sick the US really is.

Comment: Personal Beliefs vs Discriminatory Actions (Score 0) 824

by JenovaSynthesis (#46597187) Attached to: Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

Brendan Eich is NOT being asked to step down because of "personal beliefs" so let's drop that BS right now. He crossed the line by donating money to actively strip away rights of individuals which is a whole different ball game. But it comes down to this even though most people won't admit it... It's still socially acceptable to be homophobic. If he had given money to the KKK or something this would not be an issue. But because it is still ok to bash gays and make/keep them second class citizens it's still a "debate"

Comment: Google Rolls Over Everytime (Score 1) 268

This is why I tell clients not to use them. Because it takes some bogus copyright claim and Google rolls over and plays dead because they do not want to actually invest time and money into a system and training that actually works to weed out these abusive claims.

Comment: A better idea (Score 0) 597

by JenovaSynthesis (#46244771) Attached to: Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

How about we just fund it with a sales tax on Wall Street? Because in our current situation graduates are not getting the jobs they once were. Corporations have been totally relieved of all incentives to actually create jobs to hire them.

And while this idea might work in the future, it does nothing to solve the huge $1,200,000,000,000 bubble that is starting to burst.

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