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Comment: Re:Racism is a cause, (Score 1) 474

by imthesponge (#42792939) Attached to: Racism In Online Ad Targeting

Statistics can be a basis for prejudice. If you judge every person of a particular group based on statistics that apply to the group as a whole, that's prejudice.
"You're black; here's an ad for a bail bondsman because you'll probably need one" is an example of that.
You're right that statistics in themselves are not racist. The misapplication of statistics can be racist.

Comment: Re:And? (Score 0) 252

by imthesponge (#39833451) Attached to: Slackware: I'm Not Dead Yet!

"Let's face it: a lot of so-called "Linux administrators" these days are little more than clicky-clicky Windows drones, people who almost never use a command-line and prefer staying with dumb GUI tools. Yes, I blame Ubuntu and Debian and Red Hat and the like for this sorry state of affairs. People who know Slackware are, at least, a lot more aware and a lot more knowledgeable in all things UNIX and Linux. The same cannot be said of a lot of people out there."

Those are the people who use their PC for work instead of as a hobby to tinker with endlessly.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (1) Gee, I wish we hadn't backed down on 'noalias'.