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Comment: Re:Define "Threatened" and "Unwelcome" (Score 1) 759

If you knew your computing sciences history, you'd know that Grace Hopper isn't a cherry picked example. Systems programming was considered women's work for decades.

Lots of women were ignored for their contributions to STEM.

Lots of women are, not surprisingly, leaving STEM because of attitudes like yours.

Who should I believe, you or my lying eyes?

Comment: Re:What's missing from this story? (Score 1) 568

Because that discussion is unrelated to whether or not it's OK to SWAT someone.

It is true, that policing in this country is heavily militarized and with rampant abuses, but that doesn't change the fact that intentionally SWATing someone is fucking atrocious too.

Comment: Re:Define "Threatened" and "Unwelcome" (Score 2, Insightful) 759

Yeah, Grace Hopper totally got into computing for the dolla dolla billz.

Oh wait, no she didn't. Your argument relies entirely on ignoring the fact that from birth until college, women are explicitly and forcefully discouraged from going into STEM fields. They're sexually harassed when they do make it over the hurdles and then called liars, cheats, and interlopers when they make it and ignore the bullshit.

This is an amazing comment because in your argument about how women are just in it for the money you actually prove the argument that women are treated like shit.

I don't know if you're just trolling, pulling Poe's Law, or a shithead.

Comment: Re:A turd by any other name (Score 2) 317

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49278965) Attached to: Microsoft Is Killing Off the Internet Explorer Brand

It's not too little, too late if you consider that the alternative is to rely on either Apple for WebKit, Mozilla for Gecko, or Google for Blink, etc.

If this new browser's point is to have a browser that you can use when you turn the machine on and have everywhere no matter what machine you're using, then it's not too little, too late.

Too little, too late would be Mac, Linux and Android ports of IE10.

This isn't Ballmer or Gates' Microsoft. It's Satya Nadella's and I think he gets it more than they did.

Comment: John Gruber sums it up. (Score 1) 101

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49224631) Attached to: Gigaom Closes Shop

This surprised me. Then I thought about it, searched my entries in Movable Type, and realized Iâ(TM)ve only linked to Gigaom once in the last six months, and four times in the last 12 months. I used to link to reporting at Gigaom a couple of times every month. Theyâ(TM)ve been going downhill for a while.


Om Malik's a good writer. Looks like the site shit itself after he left to work for Apple

Comment: Re:Apple pay at Coke machines and apps for diabete (Score 1) 529

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49220173) Attached to: Apple's "Spring Forward" Event Debuts Apple Watch and More

it used to be that your phone was mounted to your wall and never taken outside of the house unless you had a really really long cord.

Things change man. It'll be up to the market to decide who wants one. you clearly don't. I want one because there are things I don't want to fish into my pocket for, like changing what I'm listening to in my podcast player or checking maps.

Comment: Re:My two cents... Black Racism is out of Control (Score 3, Insightful) 606

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49218365) Attached to: YouTube Video of Racist Chant Results In Fraternity Closure

not all white men are the heads of companies, running Fortune 500 companies, congressional officials, police chiefs, etc.

But very few non-white, non-men are.

That's why. It's not racism because when a black person calls you names to hurt your feelings, they also don't have the weight of systemic racial biases behind it. They call you names and that's it.

Comment: Re:Apple pay at Coke machines and apps for diabete (Score 1) 529

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49218163) Attached to: Apple's "Spring Forward" Event Debuts Apple Watch and More

Except on neither the Rolex, Tag Heuer, or Timex can I check my email or use maps to figure out where I am. There's a slab of electronics behind the glass that you don't find in either of them. I'm willing to bet the next few generations of Apple watch will have the same mounting points for the bands so all you have to do is just buy another 250/350 dollar robotic core and resync to your phone when it's time to upgrade.

I'm also not expecting to see a yearly upgrade cycle with this thing either, given that it's battery constrained. Unless a process shrink or some new design technique greatly improves CPU performance while offering the same or better battery life

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