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Comment: Re:Soshill Justus (Score 1) 43

by AmiMoJo (#49152909) Attached to: Twitter Adds "Report Dox" Option

Go have a read of the chat logs. Anonymous kindly published the entire, uncensored log just in case you think that the quotes are cherry picked.

It's clear what GamerGate was now. A small group of people on 4chan, and later 8chan, organising a campaign based on hatred of women. They are quite explicit about that when they think no-one else is listening. All the things they accuse their victims of are the things they themselves were doing. False flag operations, doxxing, sock puppet accounts, attempts to manipulate the media.

It's all there, go read it for yourself.

Comment: Re:Consumers win (Score 1) 174

by AmiMoJo (#49152905) Attached to: Lenovo Saying Goodbye To Bloatware

Lenovo do make inexpensive consumer models too. It will be interesting to see how long they stick with this.

Norton tried something similar years ago. I think it was around 2009. They released a version or Norton anti-virus that installed quickly, didn't slow your computer down and didn't bug you with endless stupid warnings and demands for upgrades. Within a couple of years they were back to being crapware.

Comment: Re: Bigger Markets (Score 1) 69

by circletimessquare (#49152533) Attached to: Google Reverses Stance, Allows Porn On Blogger After Backlash

good and evil are objectively described as acts which benefit another person or transgress against another person. good and evil are not mystical wishy washy bullshit, they are apparent to, now that you mention it, even elementary school children. any child of normal psychological and social development, anyone who has empathy: you don't hurt other people

children possess a basic understanding of morality, right and wrong, good and evil: putting yourself in someone else's shoes. religion does not make morality, it is in all of us, naturally. japan isn't touched by abrahamic religions, they have morality. a hindu and a jew can agree on the vast majority of simple human morality, because they are both human, not because of their religions

if anything, religion usually defines ways for people to defy basic human morality, such as with vain, shallow, self-serving petty judgments, which is what people who call themselves religious and conservative usually busy their small minds with. that's a form of transgressing against another. something a moral person would understand as wrong. something a religious person would think is "right"

Comment: Re:Simple methodology (Score 1) 328

by Maxo-Texas (#49152231) Attached to: The Programmers Who Want To Get Rid of Software Estimates

I looked at rolling wave and it looks good as long as the programmers are not allowed to do the easy predictable stuff first. That path leads to huge spending on failed projects.

My experience was that unless a legal or customer deadline wasn't behind it, executives preferred predictable delivery over efficient delivery.

I think another thing behind the executives odd behavior was they had a priority to get a "big win" fairly early in their time on the job. And they were often calculating in the fact they would be gone in 3 years or less to some other position.

So different priorities than a long term programmer who might want to tune and refactor the code to a polished easily maintainable gem.

Comment: Re:Bigger Markets (Score 3, Insightful) 69

by circletimessquare (#49152141) Attached to: Google Reverses Stance, Allows Porn On Blogger After Backlash

i'm not a bigot

if you as a human being are not allowed your normal biological outlets, those urges just don't disappear, they reemerge as disappointment and hatred at the world that denies you your normal needs because of a vain shallow "morality" (aka, hypocrisy)

traditionalism, conservatism, and extreme religiosity breeds evil in this world

that is an objective fact

find a deeply conservative place in the world, and you also find poverty, misery, and hatred

find a liberal place in the world, and you also find fortune, happiness, and tolerance

chart religiousity versus happiness in this world and it is inversely proportional

Comment: Re:Bigger Markets (Score 4, Insightful) 69

by circletimessquare (#49152119) Attached to: Google Reverses Stance, Allows Porn On Blogger After Backlash

i don't have everything figured out

but i do know strict religious upbringing that suppresses normal human sexuality feeds hatred and suffering

if you as a human being are not allowed your normal biological outlets, those urges just don't disappear, they reemerge as disappointment and hatred at the world that denies you your normal needs because of a vain shallow "morality" (aka, hypocrisy)

traditionalism, conservatism, and extreme religiosity breeds evil in this world

that is an objective fact

+ - Twitter adds "report dox" option

Submitted by AmiMoJo
AmiMoJo (196126) writes "Twitter announced that its abuse-report system, which was recently refined to simplify and shorten the reporting process, has now expanded to allow users to report content such as self-harm incidents and "the sharing of private and confidential information" (aka doxing). The announcement, posted by Twitter Vice President of User Services Tina Bhatnagar, explained that December's report-process update was met with a "tripling" of the site's abuse support staff, which has led to a quintupling of abuse report processing. Chat logs recently revealed how Twitter is used by small groups to create vast harassment campaigns, thanks to sock puppet account and relative anonymity."

Comment: Re:Should come with its own football team (Score 1) 80

The companies may dodge the taxes on their income, but it's pretty hard to dodge taxes on their employees. Granted, WA doesn't have income tax, but there are also property and sales taxes. It would actually be interesting to see just how much the employees of all the companies listed (specifically, their WA offices) generate.

Comment: Re:Bigger Markets (Score 2, Insightful) 69

by circletimessquare (#49151771) Attached to: Google Reverses Stance, Allows Porn On Blogger After Backlash

if you live in a society where rich men can have many wives so there's less women to go around, female infanticide is ripe, and your economy sucks so you can't get a job: no woman will look at you

you have no pornography, women are wrapped up and hidden from sight

your corrupt broken government censors the internet

so you have no outlet for your sexuality

none. zero

this is extremely unnatural

and this is what fuels all the suffering and hatred in conservative societies and with men from conservative backgrounds: a young man with no options to express his natural biological desires turns to the worst choices in life: murder and psychopathy

meanwhile, in "decadent", "immoral" societies, where expression of natural human sexuality is easy, young men and women are productive, happy and content

the greatest creator of evil in this world is traditional religion

Comment: Re:Windows 7 doesn't need ISOs (Score 1) 106

by drinkypoo (#49151609) Attached to: Microsoft Finally Allows Customers To Legally Download Windows 7 ISOs

Doesn't invalidate my point. Window 7 still needs a service pack. One could call it service pack 2, for example. Alternatively Microsoft needs to find someone who can write an OS update routine which doesn't require dozens of restarts.

Microsoft is not likely to bother with another Windows 7 service pack. They are getting ready to bring out a whole other operating system, and give it away for free to the customers who would have downloaded such a thing.

Comment: Re:Bigger Markets (Score 4, Insightful) 69

by circletimessquare (#49151597) Attached to: Google Reverses Stance, Allows Porn On Blogger After Backlash

yes

because conservative countries that disallow expression of sexuality, and also disallow censor pornography, create murderous assholes and bitter hatemongers

so allowing sexuality is best, but allowing pornography is second best

blocking both creates hellholes of human suffering. that's religious conservative "morals" at work

 

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