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Comment: Re:More... (Score 1) 223

by Shadow of Eternity (#49383417) Attached to: Why You Should Choose Boring Technology

This is because problems in the real world (and especially in real time) are arbitrarily complex (and corresponding solutions are approximate) and not amenable to the clean set of prerequisites necessary to "solve" them using mathematical techniques.

In other words we don't get to work with perfectly spherical cows.

Comment: Worthless until they do something about reviews (Score 1) 120

Amazon's had a growing problem for some time with astroturfed reviews. On products it's reasonably possible to get a feel for things even through that because of the sheer numbers involved, but for contractors and labor it's going to be a critical problem.

Comment: Re:"Women" have done no such thing (Score 1) 348

What even is an "anti-feminist"? Is Ayaan Hirsi Ali an anti-feminist? Is Karen DeCrow? What about Amanda Marcotte? Or Lindy West? The first two are diametrically opposed to the latter two, they're almost complete opposites. If you support Karen DeCrow and Ayaan Hirsi Ali you by definition vehemently oppose Amanda Marcotte and Lindy West.

"Anti-feminist" is a meaningless term, it's even more meaningless than McCarthy's use of "communist". It's impossible to NOT be an "anti-feminist" because of how absurdly over-broad it is.

Comment: Re:"Women" have done no such thing (Score 1) 348

The problem is their utter domination of academia and the media, and incredibly active base of zealots, gives them a profoundly disproportionate ability to control the narrative and wield political and social influence. It's easy to punch far above your weight when you can print off dozens of article saying whatever you want, woozle wikipedia into rewriting the truth to suit your politics, and then dump some screaming violent protestors on people that know they can even get away with assaults and other crimes. I still remember one video of a university protest where an SJW ran up to someone, started screaming accusing him of touching her breast to set him up (both of his hands were out in front of him in the air), and then shoved him off a ~5 foot ledge.

Could you imagine the media response if anyone did that to feminists?

Comment: Re:"Women" have done no such thing (Score 2) 348

Sounds a lot like what modern Social Justice does to women. Uses lies to spread fear stir up mass hysteria, then convinces people they can't live without it, and if anyone stands up for themselves or tries to leave they're either guilt-tripped or outright terrorized.

Comment: "Women" have done no such thing (Score 4, Informative) 348

In fact women of great standing within tech have long said the exact opposite and that it's the constant lies and fearmongering from Social Justice types convincing people there's a wage gap that doesn't exist.

There's a word for when someone uses fear and lies to control someone else's behavior for their own gain. Generally we call that an abusive relationship.

"Success covers a multitude of blunders." -- George Bernard Shaw