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Comment: Reading is so 18th century (Score 1) 318

by i0lanthe (#30786450) Attached to: IE 0-Day Flaw Used In Chinese Attack

This one time, I was at a bank getting hooked up with a savings account. The friendly bankerperson doing the paperwork with me said "Wow. I've never seen anyone actually read the form before signing it."

You would think that the idea of handing hundreds or thousands of dollars to total strangers who promise to take good care of it would motivate people to cast their eyeballs over some turgid prose, but it doesn't. I don't think there's anything that can motivate anyone to read anything *especially* warnings that most of the time don't result in the machine halting and catching fire.

Comment: Re:as they would say on FARK.. (Score 1) 572

by i0lanthe (#29840391) Attached to: Yahoo Offered Lap Dances At Hack Event

Female. Feminist according to which tends to encompass a *lot* of people (though not all) who say "I'm not a feminist but." I agree that trolling people with no sense of humor, which is a superset of what most folks seem to mean when they say "feminist", can be an entertaining pastime though.

Let's take back the word for "us" and let all the subsets of "trollable people" find new words to describe themselves.

Comment: Re:The Fucking Crybabies (Score 1) 572

by i0lanthe (#29836195) Attached to: Yahoo Offered Lap Dances At Hack Event

I think females decide pretty early on (like grade school) whether they want to enter math / science / technical fields. That part needs fixing if we are going to continue to change the gender proportion. However, having decided to enter CS, I sure as shooting would not work for, support, or attend companies/organizations/events where stuff like that happens. I'm sitting around thinking "how about equal pay for equal work" and they're thinking "how about free lap dances!" Not a match made in heaven when I could work for a company NOT run by (apparently) cavemen who are thinking with their stones.

Comment: Original developer chose poorly (Score 1) 782

by i0lanthe (#28910133) Attached to: The Ethics of Selling GPLed Software For the iPhone

If he wanted to ensure that no one charged for a derivative work, he should have chosen a different license. (Like the Moria license maybe.)

But then probably no one would have ported it to the iPhone (unless they've got $99 to burn and are feeling benevolent) and there'd be *two* ways that we'd never be reading this article.

Basic is a high level languish. APL is a high level anguish.