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Comment: Re:Dressed for success? (Score 3, Interesting) 41

Scotty wasn't just a red shirt - he was THE red shirt. The one that everyone who failed to live up to his level got offed / eaten alive / transporter accident / phasered one time too many / crushed by a rock ... and in the unreleased episodes, killed themselves when they thought their phaser was a blow drier, stepped into to turbo lift without checking to see if it was there, didn't realize that not all planets had earth-normal atmosphere, froze to death when they forgot the difference between 20C and 20K, at the food in the cafeteria ... (that will get you every time, no matter where you are in the universe).

Comment: Re:Seriously, Why is this a Story? (Score 1) 123

by BarbaraHudson (#49611159) Attached to: 4.0 Earthquake Near Concord, California
They thought is was a reference to the game Quake 4.0, which was released in 2005. You know, recycling old news. Coming up next - Bennett Haselton pontificating on what this apparent coincidence means for the upcoming release of Quake 5, which will happen when a story about a 5.0 earthquake makes it to the front page.

Comment: Re:Transphobic assholes (Score 1) 154

by BarbaraHudson (#49608155) Attached to: Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning Go Up In Berlin

Yes it is; she was trans long before she was publicly identified as trans, and you can be sure that she did not maintain a male appearance 100% of the time. Once someone transitions, they want to move on to what is their real life.

Once Bruce Jenner is done transitioning, do you think it would not be considered both insulting and exploitative to make a statue of how he used to look?

Comment: Re:It took 5 years? (Score 1) 175

Of course, the number of high vulnerabilities of Linux is lower than all of the Microsoft OSes except those popular fan favorites, Vista and RT. Ahem... but I digress.

If you consider both high and medium vulnerabilities, OSX and Linux take the top spots, by more than a 2 to 1 margin compared to Windows. Hopefully this will incentivize OSX and Linux to look at different processes for development, testing, and deployment.

Comment: Re:It took 5 years? (Score 1) 175

Thanks. I would just like to point out that there are many different linux kernels. Many distros do their own customizations and patches. And there are many build targets - x86, ARM, POWER, etc. And there are kernels that are hard real-time. Which is pretty neat, and a GOOD THING (tm), even if it introduces even more complexity.

Comment: Re: Transphobic assholes (Score 1) 154

by BarbaraHudson (#49605955) Attached to: Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning Go Up In Berlin

Dressing like a female doesn't make him one. Even mutilating his body doesn't change his DNA.

Anonymous Coward once again proves that what's between the ears is more important than what's between the legs. Last time I looked, DNA programs how you develop - which includes the failure of the testes to produce sufficient testosterone to masculinize the fetus brain at 12 weeks. So, it's only logical to say she's that way because of her DNA.

Now that further studies have shown that transsexualism is actually quite common (between 1:500 and 1:2000), you've certainly run into us - we're pretty much everywhere, and we're not buying into old, discredited ideas as to "right and wrong" about gender identity.

Comment: Re:The cop got it wrong. (Score 2) 232

The very definition of a delinquency is an act that, if it had been committed by an adult, would have been a crime. And as long as the case isn't remanded to the adult system, that doesn't change - he will have been found to have committed one or more delinquencies, not crimes.

Even children in jurisdictions that don't have mandatory remand to the adult court system for acts such as murder can end up being found to have committed a delinquency, not a crime.

Some people would say this isn't right - but consider that as a trade-off, juveniles accused of delinquencies don't have a right to a jury trial, and a process with a much higher standard of proof.

Comment: Re:Unless (Score 1) 232

Right now he does NOT face five felonies. That's a simple fact. He may, at some future time, should the juvenile court system so rule. Right now, though, he only faces delinquencies. Given that about 10% of the e population has had run-ins with the juvenile system, this should be better known.

Makes me wonder how many non-criminals who have been taken into custody have thought that they have to answer "yes" when asked if they've "ever been arrested, even as a juvenile" , when they can legally say no.

Comment: Re:Transphobic assholes (Score 2) 154

by BarbaraHudson (#49605527) Attached to: Statues of Assange, Snowden and Manning Go Up In Berlin

What this says is that the originators of the idea (sculptor Davide Dormino and journalist Charles Glass) are more interested in the agenda (and self-promotion) than in the people behind the story. You don't honor someone by actively disrespecting who they are, insulting them and putting the lie to the greater truth. Hopefully, since the stated purpose is to encourage ordinary citizens to speak out, hopefully others will also call out these two (and everyone who backs this misrepresentation of Ms. Manning).

And before anyone starts with the "we don't have the data to make a representation of her as a woman" argument, if you can't do it right, then maybe you shouldn't be doing it at all. Ditto for the "artistic integrity" argument - artistic integrity my arse!

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