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Comment: Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (Score 1) 265

by ShieldW0lf (#47941233) Attached to: College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

No, I just understand that there are plateaus that you can't pass if you refuse to look presentable, and that it's a lot easier to present an image of respectability that people outside your field can see than to try to explain to people who don't understand what you do why they should trust you. People who don't understand your field need a way to judge you, and time spent forming a judgement is a risk; if you turn out to be of no use to them, that time was wasted. So, if you make it harder for them than it needs to be, they may just decide not to bother.

Making your professional life harder for yourself over something so insignificant in the grand scheme of things is really kind of childish. I used to rebel against people who wanted me to cut my hair when I was in high school too, but eventually most people accumulate enough substance as human beings to set aside these childish attempts to assert their individuation.

Comment: Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (Score 1) 265

by ShieldW0lf (#47924657) Attached to: College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

Quite simply, it's less comfortable to wear. Considering how much you spend at work, even minor differences in comfort can be very important and well worth the salary difference.

If your suit isn't comfortable, buy a nicer suit. A good suit is extremely comfortable.

Comment: Re:Wrong Title (Score 1) 499

No, I don't mean a tenured position, I mean the temporary position as a program director that she was fired from. It was a temporary position, and while it took a year to get her out, the wheels began to turn in November of 2013, only 3 months after she started. Which is clearly documented in the article.

Comment: Re:Wrong Title (Score 0) 499

She was a member of two different organizations (Womenâ(TM)s Committee Against Genocide and New Movement in Solidarity with Puerto Rican Independence) that were associated with the organization that committed the violent acts, the May 19 Communist Organization (M19CO).

She says she didn't know in advance that the violent acts were going to occur, but when she saw them in the news, she knew they were committed by the M19CO, and that the association between the M19CO organization and her own organizations existed.

She says she was casually acquainted with two of the convicted murderers, Judith Clark and Kuwasi Balagoon, who were members of the M19CO, and she maintained a relationship with Kuwasi Balagoon with letters and an in person visit, until he died.

Knowing these facts, they don't want to trust her with the position of program director. It was a new assignment, she only had a temporary job. They didn't take away the job she'd been doing for years because of what they found. The whole point of a temporary position is that no promises are made that it's going to last, so any expectations of permanence she had were her own mistake.

The more autistic among us will play rules lawyer games and insist that, technically, she didn't tell any lies, and given the benefit of the doubt on every occasion, you can't prove that she's not as pure as the driven snow. But they miss the point. The point is, the woman is a radical. Nothing wrong with that in and of itself, but you don't put radicals at the helm of the bureaucracy.

Comment: Re:legal loopholes? (Score 1) 184

by ShieldW0lf (#47866801) Attached to: Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi

So, the Cyborg Unplug is made by Julian Oliver. Because, PRIVACY!

Clicking through to his personal site, we're greeted with another one of his creations... the Transparency Grenade. Because, TRANSPARENCY!

http://julianoliver.com/output...

So, what happens if I throw a Transparency Grenade into a restaurant with a Cyborg Unplug running? Do they destroy each other?

HYPOCRISY!!

Comment: Re: The real crime here (Score 1) 465

by ShieldW0lf (#47766921) Attached to: 33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

No, just lying in bed, working from home at my highly paid job, wondering when it was that slashdot got so lame. Used to be people came back with facts. Or counter arguments. Or opinions of their own. Or experiences of their own.

But it's been reduced to the point where the only opposition I ever get to my statements is from idiots who try to paint me as something I'm not and attack that. It's sad. You're sad.

I'm everything I ever said that I was. My life is stranger than fiction most of the time anyway, I have no need to lie to get people excited.

Comment: Re:Corporate "laws" (Score 1) 158

by ShieldW0lf (#47766801) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

I agree... there should be a color for this. In between "Free" and "Partly free"; there should be a "Technically Free but de-facto censored" category

Why are you so afraid to call a spade a spade? The USA is NOT a free country. They censor people, they incarcerate more of their population than any other country, they make debt slaves of the people that remain... they are NOT FREE, and they're using war to spread their NOT FREEDOM everywhere they can because they hate OUR freedom.

Comment: Re: I skipped to the ending (Score 0) 49

How on earth does this make him a "scumbag" and why do you want his career to fail, exactly?

Ever heard of something called integrity? This man has none. He crafted a huge lie and operated under false pretenses. Who cares why he did it? He did it. Nothing he says or does can be trusted now. People who spread lies and misinformation like this JUSTIFY censorship.

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