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Comment: Re:Because job outfit only look for links in googl (Score 1) 146 146

The biggest worry about people judging you because of stupid stuff on the Internet is individual private decisions, such as employers or potential dates looking you up. Public blame is not the same thing as private blame, especially in this case, where the social justice warriors are for once on the right side but their influence is limited to preventing public blame--they can't keep someone from not hiring, or dating, or renting to, a victim.

I'd also expect that the effects of the Fappening are unusually low because it is about celebrities. Nobody's going to refuse to hire Kim Kardashian because someone posted nude pictures of her.

Comment: Re:Because job outfit only look for links in googl (Score 1) 146 146

I wouldn't want to work for a company who judged me for the stupid shit I did as a teenager or if I were a homosexual.>/blockquote>

I would like to work for a company who enables me to earn money that I can use to eat and pay rent.

It's easy to say "I wouldn't want to work for a company that wouldn't hire me" if you don't need a job. If you need a job, you would much rather be hired by a company who hates you than not be hired.

Comment: Re:Is this a public service? (Score 4, Informative) 100 100

There's a reason why a business' emails are internal - they're not designed for the world to see, as they discuss internal strategies, planning, projects, research, personal reactions to presentations, HR stuff, and more.

Internal strategy over buying politicians isn't really "internal", or at least shouldn't be. When the politician passes a law because he's bought, no judge will be impressed if you say "that law was an internal Sony matter so I shouldn't go to jail".

Comment: Re:I don't think it means what you think it means (Score 1) 277 277

If Microsoft charged for patches, they wouldn't be able to force patches on people. Forcing patches lets them do lots of things that benefit themselves and are bad for the consumer, including forcing ads, remotely disabling certain hardware if they have a dispute with the manufacturer, retroactively removing features (See; Sony PS3 Linux), imposing restrictions that consumers didn't agree with, etc.

Comment: Re:Why is obesity celebrated as something good? (Score 0) 43 43

Then why don't we see a "nude cigarette smokers with lung cancer project"?

beauty can be found in other body types

I thought you said it isn't marketing. Trying to sell the idea that body types which are damaging to health are beautiful is marketing of bad health as good.

Comment: Re:Exact error messages from Excel and Gnumeric (Score 1) 384 384

Any of the morons who reported "What happened to my layers?" through support channels.

The typical use case for most people using GIMP is on a file that doesn't have any layers in the first place. If that's the real reason, then they could produce the warning message only when the file contains layers rather than all the time. Perhaps a second warning message, that can be turned off, if the file format is lossy.

If the names of the "Export" items on the File menu were changed to "Flatten and Save", would that satisfy you?

Just putting the word "save" on the "Export" menu item would still leave you getting warnings about not having saved it. You'd have to put the word "save" on the "Export" item and have it actually count as a save for the purpose of deciding whether you need to get a save file warning.

Comment: Re:stopped using sourfeforge after filezilla (Score 1) 384 384

they've apparently sabotaged GIMP too - for example, they apparently changed the save dialog so that you can only save XCF files and have to click through a "you have unsaved changes" warning when you export to a different format.

This wasn't done by Sourceforge, this was done on purpose by the maintainers of GIMP, because they're idiots.

Comment: Re:Affirmative Action (Score 1) 529 529

That is not accurate. The Washington Post has a better article which links to the complaint, at http://chronicle.com/items/biz...

Even in the area of extracurricular activities, contrary to the stereotype, there are no data to
indicate that Asian-American students are doing less. As cited by Students for Fair Admissions
Inc. in their complaint against Harvard University, xv "Studies also have shown that high-
achieving Asian-American students are equally, if not more, qualified than other racial groups
with regard to non-academic criteria. At the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), over
several years, undergraduate admissions readers assigned each applicant three types of scores:
`academic achievement' (principally high school grades, AP courses, and standardized test
scores); `life challenges' (mainly socioeconomic background); and `personal achievement' (such
as leadership, musical ability, and community service). These three scores jointly determined
virtually all admissions decisions. ... The data cover over 100,000 undergraduate applicants to
UCLA over three years and show absolutely no correlation between race and `personal
achievement.'"

Comment: Re:Affirmative Action (Score 1) 529 529

RTFA. That is not accurate.

http://chronicle.com/items/biz...

Even in the area of extracurricular activities, contrary to the stereotype, there are no data to
indicate that Asian-American students are doing less. As cited by Students for Fair Admissions
Inc. in their complaint against Harvard University, xv "Studies also have shown that high-
achieving Asian-American students are equally, if not more, qualified than other racial groups
with regard to non-academic criteria. At the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), over
several years, undergraduate admissions readers assigned each applicant three types of scores:
`academic achievement' (principally high school grades, AP courses, and standardized test
scores); `life challenges' (mainly socioeconomic background); and `personal achievement' (such
as leadership, musical ability, and community service). These three scores jointly determined
virtually all admissions decisions. ... The data cover over 100,000 undergraduate applicants to
UCLA over three years and show absolutely no correlation between race and `personal
achievement.'"

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