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Comment Re:Just "write good code", eh? (Score 4, Insightful) 370

No they do not. This is complete bullshit. Code is code. It's either, good, or it isn't. If you stop running around like a chicken with your head cut off long enough to actually listen to women in tech, the vast majority do not actually encounter these imaginary issues you think are so rampant.

Comment Re:3.5mm? (Score 1) 412

I don't agree with their stance on headphone jacks because it limits your options for headphones and microphones and makes it so you have one more thing to charge, but sim cards are pretty stupid. It's just a physical set of credentials for a phone, and there are any number of non-hardware ways we could do that.

Comment What free speech isn't. (Score 1) 319

Freedom of speech means you can mostly say what you want free from legal reprisal provided it is not damaging or defaming someone. What it isn't is the right to force your way on to anyone's podium in order to present your message.

I 100% disagree with Dawkins on this one. There is no freedom of speech issue here.

Comment Went nVidia (Score 1) 95

...6 years ago, and haven't needed to look back since. For as closed source as they might be, at least stuff usually works like it should. AMD on the other hand has a long history of burning its users. I find intel processors more reliable too. Sure I'll pay a little more, but I'd rather not find the gotchas that always crop up with AMD hardware later.

Comment Re: And people on slashdot give a shit, why? (Score 1) 164

"I hardly consider Zuckerberg a positive role model. But he's been a heckuva lot better than other people who've been in his position (Rockefeller, Morgan, Gates, etc)."

No he isn't. He's just as bad, or worse. Just because you're got some kind of facebook stockholm syndrome doesn't mean the rest of us should just fall in line and consider him a decent member of society. He's garbage that abused a lot of people to get where he is, and he continues to abuse those people.

Comment No. Just, no. (Score 1) 169

I used to like Airwolf as a kid. I mean, what's not to like? High tech (for the time) super-fast chopper zipping around blowing up the bad guys!

Then I went back and watched it again years later. Oh man.

Let your childhood television shows live in your mind as pleasant memories. Don't try to relive the moment. The truth is not pretty.

Comment What changes? (Score 4, Insightful) 48

What changes is very little. If a telemarketer is honest he'll probably be playing by the rules already - however these people are scammers. They're not going to suddenly start changing the way they operate because the FTC said "stop, or we'll say stop again!". It's not like most of the marks these people are going after will even be aware of such changes.

Comment Meanwhile... (Score 1) 151

...most people continue to silently not really care, because the PS2 is so far removed from the last generation that only a small subset of people will actually be interested in this.

They really should have focused their efforts on the PS3.

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