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Comment Re:That is science. (Score 1) 937

What you want is an ideology... a belief system. Science is not a belief system.

I think the whole point is that everything is a belief system, even science.
At some point it always boils down to some core beliefs. Everything else is built on top of them.

Comment Re:The worst thing... (Score 1, Insightful) 575

And what does it say about feminists if they're acting like an organised religion?

Living in France i've never met anyone being afraid to talk about their religious beliefs.
What I did encounter is people that would rather not say that they are part of a feminist movement.
They grow tired of the endless discussion with people that will argue about realities that they do not understand in any way because they just don't live them from the other side.

I think i'm more aware of the issue than the average guy but i do know that i can't really imagine what it's like to be a woman in our world.

Dear anonymous coward, come back when you've decided to stand for a cause that is being ridiculed at every corner.

Comment Re:Compressed Work Week perhaps? (Score 1) 311

I worked for a manager once that didn't believe that anyone who practiced WFH actually worked when they were at home. His position was, you must be visibly in your cube to be considered to be working. Or, an employee at all. One might argue that just being seen at one's desk doesn't necessarily mean one is working, but I didn't make that argument, because I wanted to keep my job.

Yeah, obviously the guy never heard of presenteeism...

Comment Re:programming != IT (Score 1) 192

I think the problem is that a code repository is very much a moving target. They didn't say whether they had backups, so they probably didn't and that's stupid, but it would also be a problem if they had a week old backup

I'd take old backups over no backups any day...

Comment Re:No (Score 1) 292

If, however, someone's notion of cyberspace starts and ends at Tron, then they're going to have a hard time understanding the lack of control they have over the system.

Seeing how programs behave in Tron, i'd say it pretty much explains the lack of control anyone would have over the system !

Comment Re:It's all that old "Self Esteem" nonsense. (Score 1) 263

One can be polite, and even friendly, while still giving negative feedback. This "no negative feedback" bullshit is a result of those defunct social theories that we had to bolster kids' self-esteem at the cost of truth.

I believe that it's related to the widespread confusion of form and substance.
You can point at issues in someone's performance in a very nice manner and alternatively you can give some praise in a very displeasing way.

It could also be connected to the fact that it's often confusing to like and not like something at the same time and possibly for the very same reasons (btw, that's ambivalence).

Encouraging someone does not require lying.

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