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Comment: Re:Interesting person (Score 1) 284 284

Notice I didn't say anything about forcing a person to do anything. I said that hiding behind your religious beliefs is a crock of shit. Unless you are asking every customer if they've ever cheated on their spouse, ever been divorced or ever worked on a Sunday then you are cherry picking what parts of your religion you will use to deny someone service because you are offended by who they love.

Chi-fil-A is closed on Sunday. It is the founder's sincere religious belief that his employees should follow the Biblical proscription about working on the Sabbath. But being closed on Sundays denies everyone service that day. No one can complain because all of the public is affected the same.

But refusing to seat a gay couple in your restaurant because their existence offends you is different. You are denying them service with out cause. If you seat everyone but Jews at your restaurant because you think the Jews killed Christ you are applying your interpretation of your religion to discriminate. It is not now about your religious beliefs - it is about how offended you are that these people exist. What is different about that and denying to seat a mixed race couple?

The fact that you are offended by someone's political beliefs does not mean you can refuse them service on that basis. One is protected speech, the other is denying service to a person because they offend you. I thought that was settled at that Woolworth's lunch counter...

Comment: Re:Interesting person (Score 1) 284 284

If you set up a business and serve the public, you have to tolerate that some members of that public will have views you don't agree with. Refusing to serve them because you cannot tolerate their lifestyle or skin color or religious convictions is the very definition of intolerance.

Using your personal religious convictions to pick and chose what members of the public you will serve IS intolerance. Can a Muslim shop owner refuse entrance to a woman that does not have her head covered? Could he refuse service to a man that is clean shaven?

Comment: Re:Interesting person (Score 0) 284 284

Intolerant is baking a cake for a person that's on their fourth marriage while refusing to bake one for a lesbian couple that is finally able to marry after twenty years together.

"Intolerant" is defining "intolerant" as: "Intolerant is baking a cake for a person that's on their fourth marriage while refusing to bake one for a lesbian couple that is finally able to marry after twenty years together"...

No,it's not. It is intolerant to say to someone that you are not as important, not worthy of the same consideration as anyone else. How else would you define intolerant?

Comment: DHCP and a Firewall (Score 4, Funny) 131 131

I run DHCP, only allowing MAC addresses I want to get a routable address. And just in case, I also run a firewall where I can see what devices are connecting to the outside world.

The day my toaster tells me it NEEDS an internet connection to make toast is the day make toast over a campfire.

Comment: Re:Systemd and Gnome3 == no thanks (Score 5, Insightful) 300 300

I always tell new folk around here that there are three stages of competency in System Administration.

There is the newbie, that is afraid to do much because they don't know what they can do.

There are the old farts, that don't do much because they know what they can do.

And then there are the really dangerous ones in between, who do too much because they think they know what they can do.

Comment: Re:LOGO (Score 2) 315 315

I'm now in my 30s and have been in the industry for awhile.

Ha. Hahahahahahaha. Get off my damn industry, you kid! Hell, when I was a kid and we wanted to play with turtles in a maze, we went down to the fetid, stinking, polluted sewers and caught them ourselves! And built our own mazes out of barrels of toxic waste! None of this turtles-in-computer shit.

I'm still waiting for the advent of the computer science groupie.

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