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Comment: Re:There's a different echo... (Score 1) 491

by epyT-R (#47571863) Attached to: Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

Problem is, privilege is stereotyped. White males are assumed to be privileged, women and other races are assumed to be victims. Ask 10 slashdotters if white male hiring managers would use race and sex in their ratings of resumes, or if women and non whites would use race and sex in their ratings of resumes, and I'll bet they'll rate the white male highest in using those discriminators.

The reality is that identity politics is building this bias into the culture and legal system under the guise of fighting it everywhere. We are supposed to default to the assumption that white males are privileged and everyone else is not, when it is everyone else who is privileged by the system so long as they lack whiteness and/or maleness.

Comment: Re:What Jesse wants (Score 1) 491

by epyT-R (#47571069) Attached to: Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

1. No, he doesn't.
2. You argue from popularity (all those liberals must be right).
3. Insights are obvious once you have them.
4. It doesn't require a completely unbiased take on the world to have a correct insight on one specific aspect. Hell, it doesn't even matter if you have unfounded biases about the subject in question. What matters in context is whether you're correct in that one instance.

In this case, he is. Left wing politics is just as backstabby and self serving as neo-right politics. I find it laughable that the left wing organizations most well known for 'civil rights' are only defending the needs and whims of some, granting them de facto privilege over the rest. This applies across race, sex, orientation, and any other front these activists can cobble together (eg: anita sarkeesian, sarah sharp, rebecca watson, etc). If they were honorable, their actions would match their rhetoric about equal rights for everyone.

Comment: Re:Neither (Score 1) 363

by epyT-R (#47563235) Attached to: Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

Well, idiots tend to argue with fallacies like argument from popularity as you've done here. Like you said, though, the world is not binary. People don't have to accept ads if they dont' want to look at them but still want to view sites because there is software out there that allows this. The internet is not cable tv, thankfully.

Comment: Re:Why does anyone work with this guy? (Score 2) 728

by epyT-R (#47545029) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Nice concern troll.

Linus is quite lenient compared to the leadership at microsoft or apple. The latter are more interested in appearance than they are in technical excellence because appearance is all that matters when appealing to their non-tech customers. The problems lie where these products must be maintained by technical people for the non technical customer who is usually their boss.

If you can make a good case for your position/code, linus will listen to you.. If you're full of shit or crying like a bitch because he wont' accept shitty code, then he'll tear you apart. At apple or microsoft, you can be fired for losing a political battle even when being correct. I'd rather work for linus.

Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 5, Insightful) 728

by epyT-R (#47544879) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

The only way to cajole passive aggressives into taking action is to shame them publicly. That's why they whine like little babies and play the victim role. Unfortunately, passive aggressive dynamics run so much of society nowadays that they've been codified into law as 'rights', and the bluntness/truth that contradicts them, 'hate crimes.'

A well placed 'Fuck you!' can save years and years of mountainous, expensive political tugs of war.

Nobody said computers were going to be polite.

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