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Comment: Re:It works both ways (Score 1) 827

by Lord Kano (#49351377) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

The problem with segregation wasn't that it was allowed to happen.
The problem with segregation was that it was legally mandated.

Haven't you ever seen the movies where there were police officers enforcing segregated dance floors at concerts?

If segregation was happening by choice, it would simply be a free market issue and people could vote with their dollars. Segregation was legally mandated and it wasn't optional.

"If I were in the south and a southerner didn't want me to eat in his restaurant and I forced my way in and then let him go back in his kitchen and prepare some coffee for me to drink, I'd consider myself insane to drink it." - Malcolm X


Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 1) 827

by Lord Kano (#49351361) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

You are mistaken.

What prompted this law was a bakery in Oregon was driven into bankruptcy because they declined to make a wedding cake for a gay wedding.

They were willing to sell the couple a different cake but that wasn't acceptable to the couple. They wanted to compel the bakery to make their wedding cake or face financial penalties.

THIS is why religious freedom laws are needed.


Comment: Re:Do It, it worked in AZ (Score 1) 827

by Lord Kano (#49351343) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

So the KKK can force a black or Jewish printer to print posters for their next rally, then?

If you answer no, you agree with the govenrnor of Indianapolis. If you answer yes, you're in favour of slavery (forcing the printer to serve against their will). Pick one.

I remember when this happened and none of the hypocrites who are against this law said a thing in support of these people who wanted nothing more than to buy their child a birthday cake.


Comment: Re:My message to SJW (Score 1) 31

by Bill Dog (#49351201) Attached to: SJWs 15 minutes of fame is almost over.

As an addendum, PC is also the *intersection* of discouraging certain speech and protected groups. So you can't have the latter without the former. If there are protected groups, and therefore consequences (legal, that you probably support, or social, that SJW's inflict) for crossing them, they can and will be used even if one is not crossing them; that's human nature.

So if a man gets promoted over a woman, in some cases the man will genuinely be the better performer, but the woman experiences the popular Dunning-Kruger Effect and sues. Or if a man says something to a woman at work and she takes it the wrong way, another lawsuit. So no one will want to work with people in these protected groups, out of fear. And organizations will be less likely to hire them in the first place.

So, the conclusions are:
1) If you support the notion of protected groupings of human beings, you also implicitly support muzzling speech, because that is necessarily one of the results.
2) Rather than make the situation worse, for *both* protected and unprotected groups, it is wisest and fairest to abandon this Left-wing cancer of an idea (that's designed to tear us apart) and to instead tell people tough titties*, there'll be no protected groups, you're on your own, adapt.

*Phrase chosen intentionally for its sexual (/sexist?) reference.

Comment: Re:Storage space isn't the problem. (Score 1) 48

ROFL...needing THREE installs of the same OS along with a LiveCD just to keep a working system thanks to systemd, while the other guy has to use XP just to Google for fixes for his "modern and new" 2015 Linux install? Yep, its soo ready for the desktop ha ha ha ha! Been saying for years, if you don' t demand better, hold asshat devs like Poettering's feet to the fire? Then you deserve the half baked mess that you get. No wonder The Hairyfeet Challenge is celebrating its eighth year unbeaten!

As for are the MTBF for 3D NAND? Did they manage to lick the "controller fails and takes out the drive" issue? Because while the speed of SSD is great one thing that royally blows ass is how you get fuck and all for warning before they shit themselves and die. I'm sure some jackhole will pop up with some anecdote (while neglecting to mention he dropped the thing) about "his HDD just died" but since I've done more HDD replaces than many here have had home cooked meals and by and large? You get plenty of warning with HDDs. You get write errors, you get noise, stutters, they will usually give you enough time to get your data off...not SSDs, I thought Intel had the right idea by giving them a finite lifespan but on that big SSD shootout the Intel one did the "no BIOS/UEFI" brick bit just like the rest.

I mean as much money as they are spending increasing size, is it too much to ask to have a little "failover" chip that just leaves the drive in a read only state so you can get your stuff off if it shits the bed?

Comment: Really? (Score 1) 85

by tsotha (#49351123) Attached to: Win Or Lose, Discrimination Suit Is Having an Effect On Silicon Valley

People are second-guessing and questioning whether there are exclusionary practices [and] everyday subtle acts of exclusion that collectively limit women's ability to succeed or even to compete for the best opportunities. And that's an incredibly positive impact.

Are people really that stupid? Huge payouts in these sorts of lawsuits isn't going to demonstrate to companies they should spend all their time policing their "everyday subtle acts". It's going to convince them women are legally dangerous and shouldn't be hired at all. It's a hell of a lot harder to bring a suit against a company that never hires you than against one for which you're employed, and business owners know this.

Comment: Unintended consequences? (Score 1) 85

by trout007 (#49351121) Attached to: Win Or Lose, Discrimination Suit Is Having an Effect On Silicon Valley

This also makes it more risky for companies to hire women. They need to increase the HR budget to make sure there is plenty of data to back up promotions. This is a very subjective area. Especially for a company like this one where I seriously doubt anyone is a slacker. It's like trying to judge between all 4.0 students. You have to look at things that are impossible to measure.

I'm not saying if she is right or wrong.

Comment: It will have an effect all right... (Score 1) 85

It will encourage high tech companies in general and venture capital firms in specific to:

A). Locate their businesses in a state (like Texas) where Social Justice Warrior-type lawsuits have little chance to succeed.
B). More carefully screen potential employees for Social Justice Warrior tendencies so as to minimize the chance of future lawsuits.

Businesses exist to make money, they don't exit for believers in victimhood identity politics to wage politics and cash in at their expense.

Comment: Re:Storage space isn't the problem. (Score 1) 48

Keep more than one version of Fedora on your computer, in different partitions. I currently have F14, F17, and F20. Use multiple drives, so that worst case there are multiple boot drives available from BIOS. Keep a "Live CD" available on a USB flashdrive.

Don't be irreplaceable, if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.