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Comment: Of course (Score 1, Troll) 62

by ShieldW0lf (#49142909) Attached to: OPSEC For Activists, Because Encryption Is No Guarantee

If I'm the only one who can unlock your encrypted communications, then it's in my best interest to have everyone encrypt their communications, because then, I'll be the only one with total situation awareness.

It won't be in any of your interests, of course, because you'll be handing me my advantage on a silver platter... but you're all far too shortsighted to pay attention to such things.

Of course Obama and the NSA want you all using strong encryption. Stupid of you to give them what they want, though.

Comment: Re:Time for men's liberation (Score 1) 369

by ShieldW0lf (#49069095) Attached to: Two New Male Birth Control Chemicals In Advanced Stages


What if you're one of those people who has gone around the track long enough to understand that sex divorced from reproduction is meaningless, who always wanted to have that family that everyone seems to want to be "liberated" from taking responsibility for?

Because, honestly, that's how I feel, and I've quite literally given up on women, and sex.

Reproductive sex isn't boring, like something out of a Puritan movie. It's just as nasty and wild and passionate and kinky as it always was. But, it's overlaid with the knowledge that, in that moment, you're like God, reaching down to create life, and your dick is his finger, and this might be the moment that your child is created. It's like taking everything that was pleasant about sex and elevating it to a spiritual level without taking anything away from it.

Contraception takes all that away, and renders sex with a woman no different from sex with an apple pie, or a man, or a dog.

It should be the first letter in the acronym. SLGBT, with the first letter representing the word "Sterile".

I used to spend my free time chasing a mate. Now that I realize I'd have an easier time finding a unicorn in this culture than a woman who will truly commit to creating a family, I find it hard to find reasons not to sit and grow moss.

But hey, thanks for setting us all free.

Comment: Re:Welcome to the 90s! (Score 2) 166

by ShieldW0lf (#49055421) Attached to: Vint Cerf Warns Against 'Digital Dark Age'

As we become more sophisticated, we design things that are more delicate. The more advanced we are, the less likely our creations will be accessible to those who come after we fall.

Which, considering that we've demonstrated these capabilities once already, and considering how long we or bipeds like us have been around, implies that it's happened before.

If there were more advanced civilizations before us, there's no reason to think we'd know about them.

Comment: Re:Literally? (Score 5, Insightful) 645

Is the purpose of journalism to control the population, or to inform the population?

If it's to control the population, then these discussions are reasonable. If we share the message, how will the population react... will they be sympathetic, will they be fearful, will they be angry?

But, if the purpose of journalism is to inform the population, then, showing us things that might make us sympathetic are just as important as things that might make us angry.

I see no larger merit in journalism if it doesn't exist to provide us agency.

Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 2) 579


Google are a highly effective propaganda company.

But, as providers of a platform for developers, they are absolutely horrible. Writing software for their "platform" is like building a house on quicksand.

They make me look back on the time spent developing for Microsofts products with fondness.

Comment: Re:So (Score 1) 335

by ShieldW0lf (#48859999) Attached to: Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Yeah, no shit.

My post wasn't directed at the lusers, though, it was directed at the editor.

But yeah, I think it's true... our community was bought and paid for by outsiders, and it's going to be used as a vehicle to attack us until it's finally been rendered irrelevant.

Shame. I've been coming here for a long time, and I'm still on the cutting edge of my field with lots of knowledge and wisdom to share.

Done now though... the well is poisoned, time to move on.

Comment: Re:The white in your eyes (Score 1) 219

by ShieldW0lf (#48850947) Attached to: Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

Doesn't this study show that women and men don't work as well together as they do separately, and that trying to increase diversity results in less effective teams, and was a bad idea all along?

So, the smart thing to do is separate the women off away from the men, encourage them to form teams entirely composed of women, and give them some meaningful tasks to do that won't overly burden them physically and will exploit their particular strengths.

This is very innovative stuff.

Comment: So (Score 5, Insightful) 335

by ShieldW0lf (#48842647) Attached to: Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Is there a way to reclaim Slashdot from this constant barrage of psychological assault on IT professionals by outsiders?

I'm a bit of a nerd and I'm an IT professional. This place used to be a place to find news of interest to nerds and IT professionals. Now it's a place where there's going to be a daily article about how shitty a person I am and how shitty my industry is.

Is this what the rest of you guys come here for? To get shit on daily? It's kinda feeling like Slashdot has just become a bad habit I do when I'm bored because I've done it so many times before.

Is your target audience people who are nerds, or is it people who are envious of nerds? It's kinds feeling like this place has become the latter.

"Well, if you can't believe what you read in a comic book, what *can* you believe?!" -- Bullwinkle J. Moose