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Comment: Re:I've made a decision (Score 1) 386

by fredprado (#46751841) Attached to: UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country
Events like this are totally random and tend to be added to both groups equally. These events are mathematically unable to turn the counter the other way around, although they can make crimes statistics against gays and straights closer if they are the prevalent cause of murder (which they are not). Either way straights are still ahead in the death counter in any and all countries, no matter how homophobic or not the culture is.

What is important and the point in this exercise is to show that being gay does not make you more likely to .be murdered or assaulted, and that there is absolutely no evidence that points otherwise.

Comment: Re:I've made a decision (Score 1) 386

by fredprado (#46747595) Attached to: UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country
This is measured in exactly the same way all other demographic statistics are measured. By collecting and analyzing data. If someone is mugged or killed they do not evaluate their sexual orientation on the act, but the sexual orientation comes to light every time a crime is judged as a "hate crime", and it is a trivial thing to analyze court records.

Sure, there may be "hate crimes" that are not judged as such, as there may be normal and "hate crimes" crimes that aren't judged at all, but there is no reason or evidence to conclude that they are significant enough to alter these statistics.

Basically what we can see points exactly to what I say. What we cannot see I leave to your fertile imagination.

Comment: Re:I've made a decision (Score 1, Insightful) 386

by fredprado (#46721633) Attached to: UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country
There is a LOT less violence against women, gays and transgender people than there is against men.in general..The average of assaults against gay men and transgender men is way bellow the average in assaults against men in general. But just because they are part of a minority their injuries and deaths are suddenly more important through some weird exercise of rationalization.

Comment: Re:Sex discrimination. (Score 1) 673

by fredprado (#46718747) Attached to: Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0
Exactly. And you know what. The more advanced the country is and the more chances women have to go into any profession they want the fewer of them go to STEM. There are more women proportionally to the population into TI in India than there are in Sweden or Canada, for example.

That is mainly because in poorer countries there are fewer options and people must take whatever they can.

What it shows is that most women do not want to have anything to do with STEM, and that is not a "cultural thing" as it gets worse exactly in cultures that have the most freedom and the least discrimination for them.

Comment: Re:Sex discrimination. (Score 1) 673

by fredprado (#46718643) Attached to: Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0
Do you know what the typical case is? Men working in degrading, dangerous or stressful professions that most women do not want to take, travelling to dangerous places, working late at night and many more hours. There is already equal pay for equal work, as long as the work is actually equal. I advise you to read Warren Farrel's research in "Why Men Earn More", it will be enlightening if you give it a chance.

Comment: Re:Depends (Score 1) 645

by fredprado (#46693361) Attached to: Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?
No it does not automatically fix it, but it does allow anyone who wants to try and fix it, for any reason, to do it. On the other hand, as it is today, if anyone tries to start to charge in order to support XP, he would be automatically sued by MS, and the same would happen if by any means they felt that you, by some miracle, made enough money with MSDOS 1.0 to be worth their attention.

Comment: Re:Depends (Score 1) 645

by fredprado (#46683625) Attached to: Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?
No, it wouldn't. Unless they sell their products, then yes, they would be forced to give support for as long as they decide to hold the copyleft. That is not a problem as copyleft is a reaction to copyright and this solution would make far more to control copyright than copyleft ever could.

Comment: Re:Depends (Score 1) 645

by fredprado (#46683607) Attached to: Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?
Sure. In any sane world if you sell a book with any critical error, like a chapter missing for example, you should have the obligation to provide a fixed version to the customer or to give him his money back, and I personally like the obligation to fix factual mistakes any time in the future as long as they hold copyright too. Copyright is a privilege given by society and it should come with adequate responsibilities to society.

Same logic applies to security patches for OS.

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