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Comment: Re:How does one tell the difference? (Score 4, Insightful) 103

Well, the Anthropologists may know what they are doing but the guy taking photos of the tools certainly isn't helping matters. Why can't he take a picture of something that actually resemble a tool? Better yet, why the reporter can't explain briefly why this chunk of rock pictured can be considered a tool?

That's why you should read the original papers rather than secondary articles by reporters who may or may not know their subject. The article in the May 21 issue of Nature will probably be more informative.

Comment: Re:It's Just a Euphemism... (Score 1) 194

by Kozar_The_Malignant (#49534063) Attached to: Yahoo Called Its Layoffs a "Remix." Don't Do That.

It's just a euphemism. I remember working for a company that started embracing offshoring, which they called "right-shoring." Layoffs were called "right-sizing." And the executives were called "cunts." Amazing how just a little "word-smithing" can make things sound better than they really are, huh?

They're not really people anyway; they're just headcount.

Comment: Re:SSDD (Score 1) 886

Homosexuality is no more a proclivity than skin color. I am as straight as they come, but I have lived a long time, been around a lot of gay people, and watched straight couples have kids grow up to be gay. It's not a choice. So, your statement boils down to more bullshit prejudice. There are gay people. There are gay seagulls and seals and penguins. It happens. Or,if you think that way, God made them and made them gay.

Comment: Re:I wonder how the Gen Con people would feel (Score 1) 886

The ACLU, which is usually excoriated as leftist, if not out-and-out commies, has frequently defended the rights of both neonazis and the KKK to be as publicly obnoxious as they choose. Over the border in Illinois, these leftists defended the rights of a bunch of Nazis to parade through a Jewish neighborhood in Skokie. Personally, I find GTA extremely objectionable, but I wouldn't keep them out of GenCon.

"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight." -- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory

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