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Comment: Re:Consipricy nuts, go! (Score -1) 87

And let *me* guess. You think it's just a coincidence that the son of one of the strongest Russian leaders in favor of Ukrainian invasion just happens to become a criminal card thief in the middle of the Ukrainian crisis?

I suppose you believe that Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Julian Assange just *happened* to become rapists a few months after challenging the value of the U.S. dollar and leaking secret U.S. material (respectively), right?

Comment: Re:Pretty sure this won't work (Score 1) 307

by NotDrWho (#47419111) Attached to: Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

which is pretty much just victim blaming.

And she's just as misguided for blaming the platform. It seems to me like the real person she should be suing here is the person who (presumably illegally) stole or leaked the photos in the first place. Anything else is just grandstanding, and she must know it (unless you're presuming that she's so profoundly stupid that she just can't understand how the technology works).

Comment: Re:Or (Score 2) 349

by NotDrWho (#47417961) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

How about we just use nuclear power for most cases because it's more efficient, safer, etc.?

Something tells me that the West won't exactly be thrilled with the idea of giving nuclear technology to every two-bit dictator and unstable, terrorist-haven, shithole country in the world--even if they pinky-promise never to upgrade their centrifuges to produce weapons-grade material.

Comment: Re:Cry Me A River (Score 5, Interesting) 551

by NotDrWho (#47414739) Attached to: Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

I wonder if anyone in the architecture profession has ever proclaimed "Well if you really want to change the world, empower regular people to build skyscrapers." Probably not. And yet the programming profession seems to be constantly obsessed with making the field accessible to everybody and her sister, as if programming should be something any idiot off the street can do easily.

Comment: Re:Why is this so important? (Score 1) 245

You're right that the Superman aspect of his memorial is indeed trivial. It's so trivial that DC (or any company in their right mind) would have simple approved it with a rubber stamp and maybe (at most) issued a simple statement about how tragic his death was.

It was only by denying such a simple and trivial request that DC's *FUCKING CLUELESS* legal/public relations people turned this into a story, not about a kid's tragic death, but about a company so callous and clueless that it would deny something so simple and decent that wouldn't have even cost them a dime--just out of reflex, it seems. What could have been a simple story about DC letting the Superman symbol be used for a small memorial for a child who died tragically has once again turned into a story about the clueless leadership at DC and raised more questions about the culture-of-clueless-fuckup that seems to so thoroughly pervade that company and every decision they make.

Of course, it also doesn't help that Superman is a classic symbol of human decency--a symbol that DC has sullied yet again with greed and callousness.

To write good code is a worthy challenge, and a source of civilized delight. -- stolen and paraphrased from William Safire