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Comment: Re:Simplest Solution (Score 1) 40

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) 170

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) 504

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) 504

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.

Comment: Re: Cell Phone = National ID (Score 3, Interesting) 107

by ShieldW0lf (#47286059) Attached to: Chicago Adding Sensors For Public Monitoring

Am I the only one who thinks this is cool as hell, and wants this made open access for all?

Why is it ALWAYS with the fear mongering about the privacy you already don't have, and no one ever talks about the better decisions we could be making if everyone knew what the elite already know?

Sensor networks are interesting for their potential to tell us things we'd never think to ask. About ourselves.

Quit trying to hide like cowards and chase the power to watch the watchers, you mis'rble bastards!

Comment: Re: This should be interesting... (Score 3, Interesting) 100

by ShieldW0lf (#47160619) Attached to: Google Announces 'End-To-End' Encryption Extension For Chrome

Challenge Accepted!!

They want to allow people to be reassured that they have "enough" privacy by giving them tools that will protect them from other end users learning their secrets, whatever they've decided those secrets should be.

Their saleable advantage is that they can let people manipulate you. They've been using mass analysis of mail as a way to better do that since their mail services were invite only.

They want you to be satisfied with them not just invading your privacy, not just manipulating you with what they learn, but manipulating you for anyone who wants to pay.

But don't worry, your data is secure in transit!

Comment: Re: I believe it because.. (Score 1) 291

by ShieldW0lf (#47137919) Attached to: Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

Saving money for a rainy day is hard. Giving everything you have and will have to your kids is easy. Wasteful greed is an immature trait that is not lost at 5, 16, 25 or 60. It's lost after you become a parent. People who don't have children ARE NOT ADULTS, ever. Irresponsible to count their vote as though they were.

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.

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