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Comment: Gender/sex binary nonsense (Score 1) 599

Separating children and teenagers into 'boys and girls' keeps reinforcing the idea that these are part of some black and white, unchanging reality.

The fact of the matter is that both the gender and sex binaries are a complete lie. From fluent gender roles to a wide variety of physical characteristics (where'd an intersex/hermaphrodite person like yours truly fit into this system, for example?), making a school 'girls-only' or 'boys-only' merely opens the can of worms of 'what's a girl/boy?'.

Is a transsexual boy or girl a girl or a boy? What about someone who is 'genderqueer'? What about an intersex person (pick one of many dozens of conditions there)?

For these reasons 'gender-segregated' schools feel more like an artifact of an ancient, ignorant society than something which we should admire or strive to imitate.

Comment: Re:Turkey (Score 0) 249

by jez9999 (#49470291) Attached to: Turkish Hackers Target Vatican Website After Pope's Genocide Comment

There's a difference between conquering and/or outcompeting a people and lining them up for systematic mass slaughter.

Hahahaha. So if Turkey had just driven the Armenians out of their homelands and left them to die in the desert (and only killed SOME of them), then that would've be A-OK?

Comment: Re:Mass Murder (Score 0) 249

by jez9999 (#49469969) Attached to: Turkish Hackers Target Vatican Website After Pope's Genocide Comment

It was a genocide. There may have been awful things happened to precipitate it, but it was a genocide and the record is fairly clear on this.

It would take courage for Turkey to accept this part of their past, apologize for it, and show that they are big enough to accept the bad and the good in their past. But they aren't, nationally, and these hackers are an example of that.

So when is the USA gonna 'fess up about its genocide of the native Americans?

Comment: Re:Like Coca Cola, git is the real thing (Score 1) 203

by jez9999 (#49446677) Attached to: 10 Years of Git: An Interview With Linus Torvalds

When I'm forced to use TFS for a project, I use Git locally and Git-TFS to keep them in sync. Now I commit often, all day long, tracking all my changes and (relatively) easy rolling them back or reordering them if necessary.

Lucky you. Where I am, we have such an enormous amount of crap checked into TFS classic that Git-TFS can't handle it. :-(

Comment: Just wait... (Score 1) 131

by jez9999 (#49439447) Attached to: Why Some Developers Are Live-Streaming Their Coding Sessions

"Usually when I work, so much of my thought process is internal monologue," he said, "but with live streaming I try to narrate my thought process out loud. This has forced me to think through problems a little differently than I otherwise would, which has been really beneficial for me."

Yeah, just wait until you're in an actual office with other developers who try to narrate their thought processes out loud. You'll be wanting to throw chairs through windows in no time.

Comment: Re: Easy grammar (Score 1) 626

What is curious is that small children almost always regularise verbs. In English, I've heard children say "buyed" instead of "bought", for instance. The only other language I know is Spanish, and my Spanish friends have told me that the same thing happens there too - kids saying "sabo" instead of "sé" for example.

Comment: Developers who work remotely? (Score 1) 428

by jez9999 (#49429427) Attached to: Stack Overflow 2015 Developer Survey Reveals Coder Stats

On average, developers who work remotely earn more than developers who don't.

I'm in the UK. Someone really needs to tell me how you get this double-whammy of goodness. I always end up getting employers that require me to be physically in the office and, apparently, lower wages. :-(

Seen on a button at an SF Convention: Veteran of the Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force. 1990-1951.