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Comment Re:All bullshit (Score 1) 207

because there are many sexists and misogynists on slashdot, and in life

there is such a thing as false charges of rape. but actual rape greatly outnumbers false charges of rape

but hear it according to the prejudices of sexist people, such as many comments here, and the discussion is immediately about fake rape charges. there is no thought or consideration to the more likely possibility the girl was actually raped. because that possibility goes against their misogyny. they have to reinforce their hate. so all of the "she's faking it" information-free comments get voted up and discussed. without the slightest shred of actually looking into the case and possibly discovering that there is solid evidence of rape

many people, as the comments in this thread show, are prejudicial assholes and morons, and don't think before opening their blind ignorant mouths, to pass shallow judgment on situations they don't know, and don't try to know, just so they can preserve their ignorance, hate, and prejudice

it's a window onto the souls of some people around you, as you can see in many of the comments here, some people are hardcore shitbags

Comment these guys are so amazing: (Score 2) 93

resistant to heat, cold, vacuum, desiccation, radiation, pressure, toxins, etc.

you realize they could leave earth (ejecta from a sever impact) and colonize other planets

then you think... wait a second, maybe we're here because these guys colonized earth

Comment Re:In other words. (Score 0) 270

The letter of the law and the spirit of the law are separate concepts.

The laws are often written where vague terminology, grey areas, and wiggle room can be extended or limited according to whim.

I do hope she gets the records another way, that satisfies all of the legal snags, real and ridiculously interpreted.

Even better if the Secretary helps Beth do that. Right?

But if another attempt results in another overly aggressive block, maybe you should stop defending the corrupt and believing their lies.

Comment Re:Very sad - but let's get legislation in place N (Score 1) 705

when you control the delicate personal details of millions of people, you are held to a standard far and above that of a corner deli manager managing shoplifting

the owners are not going to get 0% blame, ever. you provide top notch security. or heads roll, period. it's not as deadly as a nuclear power plant, but that's more the direction you should be thinking in terms of security, way way above and beyond this "bad guys do bad things, oh well (shrug)" bullshit lack of proper accountability you are trying to push here for some retarded reason

Comment In other ways as well (Score 3, Insightful) 95

There's always a lot of buzz about tailoring learning to each individual and a lot of the literature suggests that it isn't terribly effective in that while students might enjoy the lesson more, but they won't actually learn more. What I'm more worried about is that if you don't expose students to other ways of processing information and learning that they'll become unwilling to try acquiring any knowledge that can't be presented to them exactly as they would like it.

Instead, we should be teaching students how they can more effectively process information provided to them even when it's not in their preferred style. Otherwise they'll eventually end up in the real world and be unequipped to handle things as they find themselves in an environment that doesn't really give a damn about what they prefer and isn't going to waste time coddling them.

I'm more worried about stifling the students and throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars at various learning environments or other projects that don't actually improve education when they money could be spent on hiring more instructors or tutors so that they can have more one-on-one time with students or provide additional instruction as necessary.

Comment Re:Very sad - but let's get legislation in place N (Score 1) 705

you refer to hypothetical situations, yet you are willing to give the hackers 100% of the blame already

why are you so quick to rush to relieve the owners of any blame? you have an agenda and a prejudice. you have recused yourself, you have lost all credibility to properly allot blame

and if you say i am the same, i was the one saying the hackers are not innocent, before you jumped in with your prejudice and curious desire to deflect all blame from the owners

Comment Re:Very sad - but let's get legislation in place N (Score 1) 705

i specifically said the hackers aren't innocent. do you see your prejudice at work in your statement when go from "deserve full" condemnation... because it "may have been" an inside job? your own words betray your uncertainty while you jump to full judgment

regardless, when you store the sensitive personal information of millions, you have assumed a heavy responsibility. including keeping close tabs on your employees. carefully vetting them, making sure they are happy, and quickly getting rid of them if indicate malice

the owners of this company cannot escape any culpability here, no matter what the final story

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