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Comment: Re:Censorship should not be tolerated. (Score 1) 227

by asylumx (#48924159) Attached to: Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey
Government censorship should not be tolerated. What Facebook is doing is private censorship, and is certainly tolerated all over the world. You can go post pictures of Muhammad in Turkey if you like. You can even post them on other websites that are visible in Turkey. You just can't use Facebook to do it.

Comment: Re:I'm a Canadian (Score 1) 397

by asylumx (#48917193) Attached to: "Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

300$ fee if you drive in 3 feet of snow!!! GEEE! Hope these guys never go up north.

Well, these cities can spend billions preparing for something that happens one or two days out of a year, or the city can just close for those one or two days and everyone gets some extra time off. Which of those two seems more reasonable? I know many Americans lack perspective, but you're not exactly making a good case for Canadians here, either.

Comment: Maybe I'm the only one (Score 1) 136

by asylumx (#48892373) Attached to: By the Numbers: The Highest-Paying States For Tech Professionals
.. but I found this useful. At least I can see what salary averages are in my area so that I know where I stand. If I'm looking for work, this knowledge puts me in a better position. The year over year increases (and decreases in some previous years) aren't that surprising to me, they tend to follow the economy.

Yes, I get that this is a dice slashvertisement, but I appreciate it anyway.

Comment: Re: Waste of money (Score 1) 341

by asylumx (#48757693) Attached to: Intel Pledges $300 Million To Improve Diversity In Tech

The problem with this hypothesis is that it doesn't explain why woman have been so successful in fields like law and medicine, where they not only faced blatant discrimination, harassment, and discouragement from their peers, but also institutional barriers. Yet women fought through all of that and prevailed. So if you think that "discouragement" is the explanation, you need to explain why it only happens in tech.

Perhaps because law & medicine are centuries old fields and there has been ample time for this to have happened, whereas "tech" is fairly young still.

Comment: Re:Terrorists (Score 0) 1350

by asylumx (#48757637) Attached to: Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Islam is petrified of people who think, because thinking people will see it for the racist, facist, evil, misogynistic, hateful, backward pile of war-mongering nastiness that it truly is.

When you make it about one religion, you pretend that it is the only religion with nutbag extremists. It's not. You could replace "Islam" with "Christianity" or a handful of other religions and the rest of your sentence would remain true. Just bear in mind that there are plenty of people in each of those religions who are not afraid of people who think, and are fully committed to being peaceful, productive members of a modern society.

Christians & Muslims get judged a lot by their religion because many people of those religions judge others a lot. Turn-about is fair play.

Comment: Re:Kudos to 2nd Amendment activists! (Score 1) 573

by asylumx (#48745757) Attached to: Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol
It's article 16 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

(1) Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
(3) The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

I wish people like you would quit pretending it doesn't exist.

Do you suffer painful hallucination? -- Don Juan, cited by Carlos Casteneda