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Comment Re: Too late (Score 1) 231

Meanwhile, the venture capitalists have realized they can play all these sides in the culture wars just fine. Startup run by a brogrammer? Startup run by a social-justice activist? VC doesn't care either way, probably has both kinds in their portfolio.

Comment Re:Take back Slashdot (Score 1) 1309

I ran Wireshark and during the last comment, and the following is what I see (some content replaced by asterisks). Perhaps your browser is encoding things differently? Perhaps you're using a different formatting (I'm posting as "Plain Old Text")?


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The URLEncoded part decodes to the following, which clearly shows the GBP £ Symbol.


postersubj=Re:Take back Slashdot&postercomment=I am using the US International keyboard, which is renamed to "ABC Extended" in the latest version of OS X. Why would the keyboard mapping matter? Doesn't it create the same character code? If plugging in and using a standard UK keyboard doesn't work when entering a GBP £ symbol (which I've tried) then I don't suppose switching keyboard mapping will work - they'll all generate the same character code won't they?&nobonus_present=1&postanon_present=1&posttype=1&op=Submit

Comment Re:Take back Slashdot (Score 1) 1309

I am using the US International keyboard, which is renamed to "ABC Extended" in the latest version of OS X. Why would the keyboard mapping matter? Doesn't it create the same character code? If plugging in and using a standard UK keyboard doesn't work when entering a GBP £ symbol (which I've tried) then I don't suppose switching keyboard mapping will work - they'll all generate the same character code won't they?

Comment Re:File a Complaint (Score 1) 109

Yep. The option the poll didn't have was "Put me on your do-not-call list" then hang up.

You forgot the other one: "I'm on the Federal do-not call list. This call is illegal. Call again and it could cost you $2500."

That usually shuts them up. If they're American, anyway.

Comment Re: Too late (Score 1) 231

Republicans aren't "free marke"t or "freedom" people - they're theocratic corporatists. You might be thinking of libertarians - they're more of the "do whatever the fuck you want unless you're going to hurt someone else" mentality. They might think that an SJW company would run itself into the ground in pretty short order, but whatever - they can destroy their company if they feel like it.

Comment Re:This crap again? (Score 3, Insightful) 169

Why can't she say she was drunk, going to his apartment seemed like a good idea and they became intimate until she had second thoughts?

The story has too many holes in its timeline for this not to be a plausible explanation. You can create worse scenarios from the same facts, but it seems questionable that Richmond carried her passed out to through the streets of Florence to his hotel. She most likely agreed to it and was self-ambulatory even if she was intoxicated.

The sexual contact was probably ill desired, but it sounds like it stopped when she wanted to stop and again, we have no good explanation what put her on the bed in that situation to believe in unless you're subscribed to the idea he brought her home in a passed out state and put her on her bed.

The worst you could say that Richmond was opportunistic and a cad.

My belief is you can't call buyer's remorse sexual assault and you don't get a pass for getting intoxicated and making bad decisions that result in unwanted circumstances. It doesn't justify forcible assault, but it doesn't condemn sexual advances when you've willingly gotten into bed with them or agreeing to have sex for that matter.

Too many women are making bad decisions and having cognitive dissonance about it afterward and then seeking absolution through blame because they can't live with their mistakes.

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