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Comment: Re:Doxing is asking for trouble. (Score 1) 467 467

Everything is relative. Given the ease of uncovering the douche bags and their seeming unsophistication there is little downside. This actually will serve as a really good example and wakeup call that can be shown to people that interactions on the Internet actually have real world consequences. I sound like an old fart for the first time saying that the current crop of kids definitely just do not get that yet.

Comment: Re:Seems like he's cool (Score 4, Informative) 467 467

You either totally misunderstood or misread Coward's comments. There were two types of comments. There was the low key basic trolling that you would expect and that was handled in a regular way. The stuff you just pointed out is separate from that and what drove things over the edge. That was Curt's whole point. He expected the former, and the latter is just way too much.

Comment: It's simple - Google has paused, so they have too (Score 1) 308 308

It's simple - Google has paused, or at least scaled back their gigabit roll-out, so when combined with the uncertainty of net neutrality (and the new ip broadband regulations) they have too. Why build out what their competitors can use, if the biggest threat isn't building out?

Comment: Microsoft is kinda like the Chinese Government... (Score 1) 162 162

Funny enough - you can think of Microsoft kinda like the Chinese (authoritarian, not really ever communist) government and their dance to embrace capitalism... Taking baby steps into the future as they evolve: embracing where it makes sense and still controlling where it makes sense. Their efforts around the .Net development community and projects, asp.net, mvc and the like have been really positive. The .net open source ecosystem is vibrant and thriving.

Comment: Re:Progress (Score 1) 162 162

Funny enough - you can think of Microsoft kinda like the Chinese (authoritarian, not really ever communist) government and their dance to embrace capitalism... Taking baby steps into the future as they evolve: embracing where it makes sense and still controlling where it makes sense. Their efforts around the .Net development community and projects, asp.net, mvc and the like have been really positive. The .net open source ecosystem is vibrant and thriving.

Comment: Re:Having BEEN in the BSA... (Score 1) 289 289

There are many different troops, etc. sponsored by many different organizations. The ideals are very good, there are always people who are exceptions to the rule. At the Cub Scout level it is more family oriented, boys and their siblings (male or female) go camping, etc. and women leaders are OK. At the Boy Scout level it is strictly for boys. At the Venture & Explorer Scout level it opens up to boys and girls.

Comment: Re:Unfortunately I have to side with the Scouts (Score 2) 289 289

Agree, I also though it maybe was a related group. The need to defend is there. They also were not bullying - it was a response during the normal trademark application process. I like both Boy Scouts and the "maker" community and agree there would be a high level of interest. Unfortunately the Maker Scouts was a pretty blatant infringement, even in how they were structuring things.

Comment: Re:It's due to the trademark law (Score 0) 289 289

True - the need to defend is there. They also were not bullying - it was a response during the normal trademark application process. I like both Boy Scouts and the "maker" community and agree there would be a high level of interest. Unfortunately the Maker Scouts was a pretty blatant infringement, even in how they were structuring things.

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