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Comment: Re:Its because she refused to censor a question (Score 1) 363 363

Not loaded. There wasn't a single item in there that wasn't absolutely irrefutably true. He's not accustomed to being exposed and, frankly, took it like a champ. Just ignored it and tried to claim that he had some major part in civil rights progresses that would have happened without him.

Comment: Re:Oh boy! (Score 1) 161 161

This was exactly the reason that gave the final push to ditch Firefox for me as well. Seriously, how can a page that's seen by millions of people everyday - Amazon - bring Firefox to a crawl and the devs instead of fixing the problem keep adding video chat to the bloated thing? It's just insane.

And they still don't handle html5 date fields like 5 years later. Seriously, this is just sad to see the once mighty firefox turn into IE6. Even worse: at least with IE6 Microsoft could credibly say "we're not developing that anymore". With Firefox they're still adding worthless features while ignoring standards.


Comment: Re:Its because she refused to censor a question (Score 4, Insightful) 363 363

Someone asked a loaded question to Jessie Jackson accusing him of nefarious mob style tactics.

Bluntly stated, such a question can't possibly be "loaded". It's fully legitimate given Jackson's background and current activities.

I was bemused that Reddit would put someone with Ellen Pao's background in to run the place, and I figured it would probably cause a lot of problems. I was correct. First she had the stupid "we're not going to negotiate your salary" stunt (whaddaya bet she negotiated *her* salary?) and now crap like this.

Sometimes I think people miss out on the fact that these companies are ephemeral. There's literally nothing there, just a bunch of people who come together and form a community. Those people will quickly go elsewhere - ask myspace. Someone mentioned Dig and it's a good lesson for those who would learn. You can lose 99% of the value of your company in the course of a few months by making a few stupid decisions.

Comment: Re:Profit over safety (Score 1) 127 127

I am GM of a nuclear power plan and my bonus is based on the total production of my power plant. My engineering tells me I have to take an outage to fix a pump but if I do that I am going to mix my goal and I am not going to get as big a bonus. That is a fact. The chance that the power plant might melt down that is theoretical. I am not going to take a real loss for a theoretical one no matter how bad the theoretical loss might be. And that is why nuclear power plants can't be run by for profit companies.

I see that basic spelling and grammar skills aren't one of the job requirements for being GM of a nuclear power plan [sic].

That, or maybe you're a lying troll.

Hmm, now that I've thought about it for 3 seconds I'm going with "lying troll".

Comment: Re:Looks like a case of poor research (Score 2) 190 190


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Comment: Re:Goodbye free speech (Score 4, Informative) 210 210

Once it was deemed to interfere with commercial activity it got trumped.

Somewhere along the line it became illegal to say "I hired this company and they gave shitty service".

No it didn't, at least not if the statement is factual. Given how Yelp is the 8 defendants may well be competitors who were just trying to knock the competition down a couple of notches.

I see crap like that all the time on smaller businesses around here with which I am familiar. There'll be 5-star ratings that look like they were written by an employee and then 1-star ratings that look like they were written by someone who's never been there.

Comment: Re:Constituional Rights (Score 1) 268 268

They also said it must be well-regulated.

That's in the Constitution as well, but the revisionist gun nuts prefer to explain that away as not really meaning what it obviously says.

No they didn't. They called the militia well-regulated. They didn't specify that it had to be. It doesn't matter, anyway, as the prepositional phrase doesn't alter the meat of the amendment: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".

Comment: Re:Constituional Rights (Score 0) 268 268

The 2nd Amendment is an individual right, both as initially expressed by the people who wrote it as well as in the recent SCOTUS Heller decision.

That's an opinion, not a fact. Indeed SCOTUS only voted narrowly to interpret it that way (1 vote). The ACLU's position is based on a perfectly reasonable reading of the text and is perfectly legitimate.

It's not legitimate given that the guys who wrote it in the first place made clear that this was an individual right. Since they specifically said that the militia is all men of military age it's clear that they meant everybody.

Sorry, I know it sucks for you but this is the Constitution that you're stuck with. The better you learn to deal with reality the easier it'll be.

Comment: Re:Constituional Rights (Score 1) 268 268

If you prefer the ACLU's interpretation of the 2nd Amendment then donating to the NRA is actually attacking your constitutional rights. Specifically, the right to live in a society where guns are controlled by the "well regulated militia" collective right clause, rather than one where gun ownership is an individual right.

The problem is, of course, that that particular "interpretation" isn't grounded in reality. The 2nd Amendment is an individual right, both as initially expressed by the people who wrote it as well as in the recent SCOTUS Heller decision. The ACLU is simply pushing a standard liberal anti-gun line which should make you question their reading skills if nothing else.

Comment: Re:Know who to blame? (Score 1) 193 193

Want to know who to blame for this crap? The corporations who pushed to be able to spoof their caller ID -- so they could call us from foreign call centers.

Dude, you are clueless on multiple levels. First, "spoofing" caller ID is normal - the ability to tell the phone company (this is a *high* level overview) what your number is when making outbound calls when using a non-POTS line. Due to the way the phone network works this can't easily be changed. And companies have done this for decades, it's not something new. Big multi-line companies typically want outbound calls to come from a single switchboard number.

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Comment: Re:86.2M per month... (Score 1) 193 193

...and I've never gotten one.

Note to self: ask wife and child if they've ever gotten one.

Hmm, but seems that I remember my mother telling me once that she got one....

I'll tell you why I get them: I'm on the Do Not Call list. Yes, these people are brazen enough that they apparently get the list and use it as a calling list. Our government is too stupid to track them down and shut them down. But, don't worry, we're taking care of Dennis Hastert for making withdrawals from his own bank account.

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