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Comment: Re:New version ... (Score 1) 226

by jedidiah (#49744093) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Has a File-System Corruption Problem, RAID Users Warned

No. They just don't run PRODUCTION on the bleeding edge code. That doesn't mean that this stuff isn't being tested with non-trivial use cases. Any reputable IT shop is going to be putting version n+1 through it's paces before it does anything important because everyone wants to keep their jobs.

The last time I used RAID0 for anything it was a high volume R&D project. The OS vendor probably got a couple of good bug fixes out of us.

Comment: Re:Stupid reasoning. (Score 2, Insightful) 1091

by jedidiah (#49731405) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour

There should be no jobs that don't allow for the worker to be self-sufficient. As a non-welfare state, this should be a basic matter of public policy in the US. Full time (or quasi fulltime) workers should not need to be on the dole. THAT is just corporate welfare in disguise and corporate welfare is even more dispicable than the individual kind.

Megacorps getting to pay starvation wages to people because of the social safety net should send Tea Baggers into a homicidal rage.

It should but it doesn't.

Comment: Re:One Assumption (Score 3, Insightful) 609

by jedidiah (#49724953) Attached to: The Demographic Future of America's Political Parties

...so you are expecting people who are not white and not evangelicals to suddenly and magically vote Republican then? Because they like to antagonize just about everyone else. It used to be that white middle aged males was their demographic but they can't safely depend on that anymore because times changed.

The politics of their core demographic shifted.

Meanwhile the party has doubled down on alienating people that don't quite fit the old mold but are pretty close to it.

Comment: Re:Men's Rights morons (Score 1) 776

> Men's rights and white power groups and other groups that "fight" for the rights of an already empowered majority exist only because they choose to ignore history.

The fact that you automatically assume that it will always go the man's way is exactly why such groups exit. There is a protective double standard that exists in our society that will drown out men that complain in general. Never mind if it's a man vs woman conflict.

The whole Jessie Ventura libel thing was a perfect example of this.

Comment: Re:Sooooo...... (Score 0) 776

Again with the McDonalds metaphor.

"Everyone else" loved Interstellar. My wife (who is a real engineer) could tolerate about 10 minutes of it. I quickly gave up on the content of it myself but would have continued watching just for the visuals.

Call it cinematic junk food.

Most Americans have no taste.

Comment: Re:Sooooo...... (Score 1) 776

It doens't matter. That studio isn't getting anything out of me. I'm not going to see it first run and perhaps I will see it as a Netflix physical disk rental. Beyond the fact that it comes off as more tired rehash, I'm simply out of action for awhile. Missing what is likely yet a another tired retread won't make me feel the least bit deprived.

It doesn't really matter who's whining about the flick.

Comment: Re:Who keeps posting this garbage? (Score 1) 613

by jedidiah (#49698213) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

Except nerdy men on the autism spectrum have trouble with EVERYONE. Where's the rescue mentality there? Isn't there some law that's supposed to protect the pathologically under adjusted? There is actually. It's called the ADA.

It's just that a male is considered a safe target for bigotry and media abuse.

Comment: Re:Your attitude is sexist (Score 2, Insightful) 613

by jedidiah (#49698163) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

The problem with "we must do something about it" is that it lets the "victim" off the hook. Instead of "victims" sucking it up and giving it back as good as they got it (or worse), we are feeding the victim mentality.

We should be encouraging women to "solve" this rather than "men" or "society at large". That kind of approach is ultimately the only way any real progress occurs. You can't liberate people. They have to take it for themselves.

The real problem isn't "those evil nerds". If anything, it's the same media narrative machine that these journalists are a part of.

Comment: Re:Again? (Score 1) 613

by jedidiah (#49698009) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

A soldier is kicking ass and taking names on screen engaging in playful banter with her teammates and giving them grief leaving important things lying around. In the process of making fun of old stereotypes, the whining SJW crow goes apeshit claiming that such sterotypes are being reinforced.

A girl that's not a withering daisy can dish it out as well as anyone.

She will earn the respect of her male peers because of a willingess to act like a helpless victim.

If anything, what this narrative really says is that women are quitters that need someone else to protect them. That's actually a highly chauvanistic idea.

Comment: Re:Well you want offensive ? (Score 1) 613

by jedidiah (#49697863) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

Meritocracy usually is not applied to the ability to do sales and marketing and dirty tricks better than the next guy. It typically implies a BETTER PRODUCT. Those that buy into the notion of meritocracy don't value sales skills.

That is something else entirely and should be labeled entirely differently. That's what the USA is. It's not a meritocracy at all. It's a sales-ocracy or a vendi-tocracy.

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed." -- Albert Einstein