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there's also almost always a premium solution for a problem, which comes with extensive documentation and customer support resources
As was mentioned farther up this thread, those days are rapidly coming to an end. Less and less documentation is being given to users even for commercial, closed-source programs, with the expectation that "the community" will pick up the slack. In such a climate, how does it make sense to spend money on some "premium" solution when the documentation is just as bad as, or far worse than, its FOSS counterpart?
On the other hand, I've noticed a steady decline in documentation for commercial software too.
Many of them seem to be going the route of "community-driven" documentation; i.e., dropping the cost of the manuals (and everything related, such as tech writers, printing, and so on), and shifting the burden of educating new users to more experienced ones. This is more or less how most FOSS projects have been documented for years, though out of necessity rather than a desire to cut yet another corner.
Nobody said only FOSS projects have shitty documentation.
It was implied:
I've been out of computers as a serious home-hobby for many years and in returning I'm aghast at the state of documentation for Open Source projects.
Though it's possible that OP was in prison for 10 years (he doesn't actually say why he was out of home hobby computing), I didn't see any reason to jump to that or some similar conclusion.
No shit, troll.
That word. I do not think it means what you think it means. Calm the fuck down, kid.
I jest, of course. It's not just open source projects that have this problem, though; plenty of commercial applications also have shit for documentation. The upside in open source being that you *can* read the source and build documentation from it, if you were so inclined.
tech companies are functionally closer to strict meritocracies
This would in no way explain the huge numbers of South Asians in their employ. The strange thing is, black or Latino Americans could be hired almost as cheaply as Indians, so the preference is to crapflood the market with imported labor in order to push down wages overall. Usually, he is indeed a shakedown artist, but in this case, Jackson is on the right track.
(Not saying what that race was, as the problem was just a couple of assholes, and not a more general problem).
Obviously, the preferred race was South Asian. Why bother being coy about it?
The largely patriarchal narrative woven into the fabric of the american dream is that women are caretakers of children and roasters of turkey during holidays.
What's wrong with taking care of children? It's a hard fucking job, and one that I honestly hope you never have. This is changing, anyway: http://www.pewresearch.org/fac...
Whereas the soviet union in the 1970's boasted much greater equality in the workplace in terms of female STEM headcount
the US doubled-down on rhetoric, shuffled 'in god we trust' into the pledge, and made haste to forget rosie the riveter ever existed.
We have an entire party in government that literally see women as uselessly inferior to men.
Are you suggesting that government is actually representative of the people? Because I'm fairly certain it is not (see also: the NSA, NDAA, FCC, and so on).
We cant even approach the idea that women are, in terms of sexuality, to be treated as equals to men.
Not so fast there, senpai. What's this "we" bullshit? Maybe you can't get your head around that concept, but the pronoun you're looking for is "I."
Womens healthcare at the local and state level is nothing short of an embarassing campaign to wipe the scourge of contraception off the map, at any cost.
This is pure hyperbole. Again, maybe it's true where you live, but there are 50 states in this country, and I'm going to go ahead and guess that mvdwege has never been to any of them ('recognised' gave you away as being a foreigner; we spell it 'recognized'), let alone lived in any of them long enough to know anything about it.
Colleges routinely hush up rape cases and take it upon themselves to redact student names and details of repression and reprisal.
Routinely? And you're saying all colleges do this? Before you point to a couple of high-profile cases, anyone else can just as easily point to a couple of high-profile cases where the woman was proven to be a liar. The problem is that such cases tend to be anomolous, which is why they make the news.
Its also sadly true that not a day goes by where a politician or religious leader claims to speak for reason when they ardently affirm rape can be 'legitimate' and its the womans fault.
You expect reason from politicians and religious leaders? Fantastic. Do let us know how that works out for you.
Our approach to womens education is inconsistent at best as women didnt get to attend military colleges until the 1970s, and it wasnt until 2013 that we decided they could not only participate in the military but actually serve a combat role.
This is a given. I would expect the military to evolve more slowly than the rest of society; it doesn't exactly attract the brightest bulbs in the box.
so yeah, if we ask ourselves why the deficit exists its because we have tacitly and communally agreed that women are inferior
Again with "we," and again, the pronoun you're looking for is "I."
, despite a thin veneer of nodding and applause for our insistent declaration that women are no different than men and can achieve anything.
OP gave multiple, well-documented cases
No, OP did no such thing. Maybe something in that post triggered you to recall the narrative that the feminists have hammered into you, but read it again. Notice that there are no citations of any kind.
Of course, like a typical troll with no argument you just shout "t'ain't so!" and run away, while projecting your own moral bankruptcy on the other.
Trolls don't provide data. Unsurprisingly, you also haven't given any actual citations beyond mentioning the names of a couple of dipshits. Again, do you have anything at all other than strawman and ad hominem arguments? If not, please go back to jezebel.com. I'm sure they love you over there.
I hope you're enjoying your time in the colonies, anyway.
Despite the fact that society pats women on the head by passing them a largely useless piece of paper
You don't think women earn their degrees, or that having a degree increases anyone's earning potential? Okay.
the Troll mod is probably the work of yet another pimply MRA type.
This isn't jezebel.com. If strawman and ad hominem arguments are all you bring to the table, then you can expect more troll mods in the future.