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Comment: Re: name and location tweeted... (Score 5, Informative) 785

http://definitions.uslegal.com...

"A public place is generally an indoor or outdoor area, whether privately or publicly owned, to which the public have access by right or by invitation, expressed or implied, whether by payment of money or not, but not a place when used exclusively by one or more individuals for a private gathering or other personal purpose."

US airports are public places. Just because it is private property doesn't automatically mean it's not a public space. If you turn your home into a B&B, it becomes a public space, even though it is your private property. You can have private clubhouses and private airports but the moment you leave the door unlocked and put up a sign that you're open to the public, the presumption of privacy is gone.

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 918

by ShieldW0lf (#47513895) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

I'm tired of being told both that women are 'equals' while also being told that I'm responsible for their emotional well being. Either women are adults or they are children. They need to decide which way they want to be treated.

Yes. Lets ask children if they want to be treated like adults, and trust them to act like adults if they answer in the affirmative.

Or, maybe that's a cop out, and we should start acting like men.

Comment: Re:Simplest Solution (Score 1) 41

by ShieldW0lf (#47466371) Attached to: Breaches Exposed 22.8 Million Personal Records of New Yorkers

Make debt the responsibility of the lender.

In Islamic countries, it's illegal to earn money off debt, and their civilization is growing. It's a perfectly functional way to operate. I went looking for an Islamic bank myself, but there weren't any close enough for me to do business with them.

Comment: Re:Walled garden? (Score 4, Funny) 171

by ShieldW0lf (#47463663) Attached to: Is the Software Renaissance Ending?

Just as an aside, I've yet to wear a tie and I've had plenty of "real jobs." If wearing a tie is the requirement, I'll pass. Fuck, I don't even think I *own* a tie, much less a suit.

You should get one. I haven't been able to wear my suits to work much because I look silly sitting next to all the other long haired unshowered developers with ripped jeans and body odor loodking classy. So, I just wear it around town when I want to drink whiskey, smoke cubans and pull women. Kinda like Barney Stinson.

I wish someone had told me in high school how much easier your life becomes if you invest a bit of time and money into decent clothes. My life would have been so much more enjoyable.

But, I'm sure, like I was, you're "too intelligent for that crap". Your loss.

Comment: Re: Simple (Score 1) 508

by ShieldW0lf (#47463615) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

A woman choosing to be a homemaker is quite different than telling someone that they should be a homemaker just because they're a woman.

Yeah, it's like telling a 6'10" black dude that he ought to go out for basketball. What a horrible piece of advice to give. She should totally become an entertainer and dance for me. Like a monkey. Dance, monkey, dance! Show us your tits! You wanna pay the rent right?

Speaking personally, I have immense respect for a homemaker, raising the next generation of children who will care for me in my old age and be fit peers for my progeny. I have the same respect for a loyal husband and father. Not a whole lot of respect for anything else though. Wow, you work at a bank/a lab/dance and sing on stage... like I give a sweet flying fuck.

I don't owe anyone my respect, no matter how much I'm browbeaten. I have far more respect for the woman who makes me coffee, works two jobs and still cares for her husband and children than I do for the likes of Ada Lovelace and Steve Jobs.

Comment: Re:Simple (Score 2) 508

by ShieldW0lf (#47459967) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

I'm not sure that the blatant misogyny in the joke here is worthy of anything higher than a -1: Flaimbait, but really: if you can completely automate production of every single thing that people depend on for their day-to-day lives: food, drinking water, medicine, and shelter: what's left?

Sure. Sure. Art, science, human progress. We're never going to give those up. Taking care of your own home and family would be the one obligation that would remain as a personal duty(yes, regardless of gender).

It's not yet, but at some point we're going to have to assess our work-ethic culture with the inevitable collision with technological progress.

You consider suggesting she learn to be a homemaker to be misogynist?

It's an important and fulfilling role, more important than ever in a world full of fucked up little bastards, deserving of your respect. It's you that is the misogynist for suggesting that only a persecuted woman would choose such a task. Just because a homemaker isn't producing something for you personally in exchange for your money doesn't mean what she does isn't of vital importance to us all.

You suggest she'd be most useful as a modern jester for your amusement. That's a pretty horrible thing to say. You're a real piece of work.

If I want your opinion, I'll ask you to fill out the necessary form.

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