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Comment: Re:He's good. (Score 1, Informative) 75

yeah, i despise the plutocracy, the abuse of our political system by corporations, how wall street and bankers are allowed to get away with terrible crimes, etc.

but a bank is a fucking completely normal institution we all need. it just needs to be heavily regulated to function fairly

to call all banks evil and and all bankers evil just makes you out to be a complete moron

good luck with not getting robbed once people find out you stuff your money in your mattress

Comment: Um.. investors are used to this (Score 1) 246

and there are several such lawsuits going on, they're just a bit smaller scale because this one involved a really, really rich lady. It also made the news during a slow news cycle. Really, it's not that big a deal. Investors don't care. Everywhere's a political minefield. Shit happens.

Comment: Re:Perfection is unattainable. (Score 1) 349

by circletimessquare (#49361145) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

yes, i am familiar with this faulty line of reasoning

the simple response to your logical fallacy is: because grey areas exist doesn't mean black and white don't exist

it might not be possible to draw a hard line on behavior. but there is behavior which is clearly not in a grey area and clearly calls for a judgment against you

this pilot had clear signs of being untrustworthy to fly commercially. it's not fuzzy and unsure

if you don't believe me, wait until a few years when the first verdicts come down in this case. a judge/ jury will decide on his employer/ the govt fucking up. the facts as they appear now show a clear problem that should have precluded him from piloting any plane with people on board

Comment: Re:No it isn't. (Score 1) 50

by circletimessquare (#49361123) Attached to: Notel Media Player Helps North Koreans Skirt Censorship

NK puts its citizens in *concentration camps* for crimes, some petty, some political

*three generations* of prisoners

your granddad looked the wrong way at the wrong way

therefore, you are born in and suffer as a malnourished slave

this isn't a *political disagreement* i have, moron, this is me making an observation of extremely gross human rights abuses, that no other country in today's world approaches, save perhaps in the areas controlled by ISIS and Boko Haram. NK goes far, far beyond any cruelty in the USA and Saudi Arabia, or any other real country

the simple fact is you have no fucking clue what you are talking about

and, again, you lack a sense of proportionality and degree

your knowledge on this topic is deficient

and your judgment is wrong in such a way that tends to suggest a general deficiency, off on more than just geopolitics

you should stop talking about this topic unless you like being laughed at by anyone serious and intelligent

Comment: Re:One more view. (Score 1) 246

by elrous0 (#49360729) Attached to: Ellen Pao Loses Silicon Valley Gender Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins

Ars Technica just lost my respect and readership. If they can be this biased toward their agenda even when the facts are obviously to the contrary, they can't be trusted to report on anything.

If you think Ars Technica is bad, you should have read Wired's coverage of the case. Davey Alba was all but wearing a cheerleading outfit for Pao.

Comment: Re:One more view. (Score 3, Informative) 246

by elrous0 (#49360675) Attached to: Ellen Pao Loses Silicon Valley Gender Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins

I've been here a while too. Long enough to remember when /. was so reflexively liberal and dogmatic that only one voice on any topic was ever heard. That wasn't such a great place for those of us whose views are more nuanced, who don't just parrot the party line. Here are some harsh truths that never got a voice in those days:

Not every allegation of sexism/racism/rape/etc. is true.

White, heterosexual, American males are not responsible for all evil in the world.

Sometimes conservatives are wrong, but sometimes they're right too.

It's not okay to support censorship when it comes to Islam unless you're also okay with supporting censorship when it comes to Christianity. Judaism, Hinduism, etc. too.

Bill Gates isn't a Borg and sometimes does some good in the world. Conversely, Steve Jobs isn't a flawless god, and did some bad things in his life.

I could go on, but you get the picture.

Comment: Re:Damage has been done (Score 5, Insightful) 246

by elrous0 (#49360607) Attached to: Ellen Pao Loses Silicon Valley Gender Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins

The partner (?) who did not want to invite the women in the company to a getaway with Al Gore because it would "kill the buzz." The buzz would be killed because the excluded party were women, not because they were unpleasant people.

Maybe that was because the partner recognized that Pao was just the kind of sensitive narcissist who would do things like keep enemies lists and sue people who she perceived as wronging her. Yeah, having someone like that along would in fact be a pretty big "buzzkill" for any fun retreat.

Pao was stupid to sleep with the Indian sleazebag and that probably gave her a reputation in the office. But let us assume she's an utter whore and slut. Do the married men in the company have absolutely no control over themselves?

That argument, of course, cuts both ways. It could as easily be rephrased as "Do the women at KP have absolutely no control of themselves when it comes to married men?"

Comment: I'm not so sure (Score 1) 349

by rsilvergun (#49359651) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up
I know it's popular to say problems can't/won't be solved, but I really think that's just because it feels nice to think our lives aren't so easily controlled. Sure, it might take a little effort but it's not that hard. We have self driving cars, it wouldn't be hard to make planes with computers that loon balls can't crash. We just haven't bothered yet.

Comment: Re:This too shall pass (Score 4, Insightful) 50

by circletimessquare (#49359495) Attached to: Notel Media Player Helps North Koreans Skirt Censorship

NK bad is several orders of magnitude worse than most countries in the world.

All countries have problems but to talk about those interchangeably with NK's problems is a farcical level of ignorance or intellectual dishonesty about just how bad it is in NK.

You can't say anything intelligent about your world if you have no sense of proportion and degree.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

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