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

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) 311 311

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:v28 on Linux Isn't Blinking (Score 1) 90 90

Sure v28 is built on Blink? I just put chrome://version/ in my address bar, and it shows my UA string as -- Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/28.0.1500.71 Safari/537.36

Did you notice there's also Mozilla and Safari mentioned there ?

Comment Re:Wayland still alive? (Score 1) 300 300

- What about asynchronous rendering? fast text scrolling in a windows like "find /" or "make -j32" thru a modem connection works in X11, I'd be surprised to see the same on Wayland.

You mean text showing up in a terminal through ssh ?
How does that relate to the display server ?

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

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.

If at first you don't succeed, you must be a programmer.