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Comment: Re:Boycott ASDA (Score 1) 164

by jareth-0205 (#48212513) Attached to: U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

Plenty of other employers around, the staff don't have to work at ASDA if they don't want to.

Ah yes, in a country with permenantly more people than jobs (only recently dropping below 7%) is clearly a country with plenty of other employers around. Some people do not have a great deal of choice over their employer.

Comment: Re:Define trolling (Score 1) 487

by jareth-0205 (#48184827) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

I hope they have defined properly what they mean with "trolling". By definition, trolling means writing inflammatory comments that excite people to write indignant responses. Thus, for example, bullying or threats do not technically count as trolling.

Not really, the definition has shifted in popular use. Like 'hacking' meaning 'programming quickly' changed to 'illegally gaining access', trolling now is synonymous with 'bullying / threatening online' in popular usage. Its use has changed therefore your definition doesn't follow anymore.

Comment: Re:Git is an example of Linus Torvalds at his wors (Score 3, Informative) 387

by jareth-0205 (#48167285) Attached to: Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

If we care about him, and we should, we must help him become more socially capable. For example, he could recognize when his anger is caused by not getting enough caring in childhood,

Who the FLYING FUCK are you to determine that? What gives you the right to judge the way someone else goes about their interactions? To decide that they are in need of you help?

This sort of bullshit moral superior armslength personal judgement makes me So Fucking Angry. You don't know him. You are not his therapist. You have no right to tell someone you do not know how they are in need of your help.

Comment: Re:Doesn't add up (Score 1) 447

by jareth-0205 (#48129799) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

Since cost of a wedding scales linearly with the number of attendees, it would seem the researches overlooked something.

Errr... how do you figure that? All other things being the same then it would, but obviously weddings aren't all the same. That's the entire point, it depends on what you choose to do. A big wedding that ends in a houseparty with food by potluck is going to be less expensive than a small wedding in a fancy venue with a provided meal.

Comment: Re:Why is the paper so important? (Score 2) 447

by jareth-0205 (#48129763) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

So what you're saying is that everyone considers you married already, so effectively you are. In your country it would be about publicly making a promise about the other person, and since that is assumed then probably no reason at all.

Other countries and social structures are different though, sometimes there's a legal benefit (ie some hospitals in the states have been preventing gay partners from visiting their other because they're not family, because they have no legal status and presumably the hospital staff have some bigoted beliefs, and without that 'bit of paper' they can enforce them), and sometimes there's a social or personal reason for making a public statement.

Comment: Re:Anonymity == being a schmuck for a good number. (Score 0) 728

by jareth-0205 (#48111445) Attached to: Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Great, the standard defence that gets us nowhere. PROVE EVERYTHING! Because if there is no PROOF then something cannot be SAID!

How the fuck you are supposed to prove that anyway I have no idea. But fine, hide behind your belief nothing happens unless it is proven. I'm sure it's a much nicer world to believe that.

Put no trust in cryptic comments.