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Comment: Re:People Are Such Babies (Score 4, Insightful) 218

by Stoutlimb (#48682629) Attached to: Facebook Apologizes For 'Year In Review' Photos

I lost my three year old daughter early this year, and I certainly understand how this person feels. I've been avoiding looking at my Facebook photo albums as well. I think it's a kind gesture from Facebook to acknowledge that their user base contains people in every situation imaginable, and for many, a photo retrospective is inappropriate. The only person who should be curating personal photos in Facebook is the profile owner.

Comment: Re:Fucking Hell, Harper needs to go! (Score 1) 122

by Stoutlimb (#48591175) Attached to: Canada Waives Own Rules, Helps Microsoft Avoid US Visa Problems

This category of foreign labour is subject to much worse working conditions and minimum pay. This is a new way for the 99% to abuse the public (of any country) through legal loopholes and government corruption. Microsoft just went through a firing spree in Canada as well... you connect the dots.

Comment: Re:So it is official. (Score 1, Interesting) 168

by Stoutlimb (#48591115) Attached to: Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX

Bigger balls? No more like pathetic whiners when the shoe is on the other foot. Keep in mind, France is about to deliver 2 brand new aircraft carriers to Russia, while Russia is invading a NATO-friendly country and threatening to take back Alaska. Playing against the team indeed.

Comment: Re:This is rich! (Score 1) 264

by Stoutlimb (#48348573) Attached to: We Are Running Out of Sand

I've lived in the arctic. Everyone talks about fine, dry snow blowing in the wind, English speakers or otherwise. That stuff is nasty, it will blow into your house through the tiniest of cracks. I didn't even know the weather stripping on my door was slightly damaged, but on a snowy night I found a small snowdrift inside my house next to my front door. I've lived all over Canada before, and even to me this stuff was alien. Construction in the arctic is drastically different because of fine, dry snow blowing in the wind. Any crack at all in your house, no matter how small, will cause snow to accumulate inside, which can cause major damage if not discovered and repaired. Vented attics, common everywhere else in Canada, are impossible in the high arctic. Fine, dry snow blowing in the wind is the honey badger of snows.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982