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Comment: Re:Reddit (Score 1) 114

by briancox2 (#49250785) Attached to: Twitter Will Ban Revenge Porn and Non-consensual Nudes
Where are my mod points? Insightful!

More and more, I am beginning to believe that we either make ourselves comfortable with the fact that all information of any kind WILL flow through these digital lines, or we oppress ourselves with biased rules and unfair restrictions on freedom of speech.

I think we can adapt our expectations to the new paradigm. But it will take a lot of time and testing of our pre-set inhibitions and impulse to hide to adapt our culture to the information age in such a way that it doesn't make us prisoners of rules.

Comment: Re:If you hate Change so much...... (Score 1) 516

by briancox2 (#49136403) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10
Of course itzly, you know this has nothing to do with getting your job done better.

This issue is about style. One of the things that has a big impact on a human being's mood is being exposed to a new aesthetic. I will have plenty of time to sit around in the same stagnant environment for eternity when I'm dead.

For now, let's just embrace the fact that constant change is here to stay.

Comment: Re:Cry me a river (Score 1) 779

by briancox2 (#48964351) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes
I did not comment on cultural or societal trends. Let's go over this again!

"There is only one kind of systematic prejudice in today's institutions."

And that is exactly correct. The only systematic favoritism that practiced in schools is to single out people who are not white or not male. That is absolutely indisputable fact.

It may please some goal you have to "fix" something you've seen. Just don't go around pretending that your "fix" is only affecting the people you've decided to care about. You cannot systematically favor everyone who is female without also targeting everyone who is male with disfavoritism.

But I get it. It doesn't bother you that a poor, disadvantaged young white boy, who may have instability or poverty at home has no one to give him that extra help he may need. But he does watch everyone else in a similar situation to his own get extra support while he gets none.

Do you think his heart will grow to let go of prejudices easily? Maybe its time your "protected status" crusade should include him as well.

If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.

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