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Comment Re:Or. you know... we could just fucking stop... (Score 1) 212

I'm saying that if we spent as more time each doing our own level best to treat everybody with respect instead of constantly pointing out the facts about how awful life is that it just isn't fair for everyone, we'd be a heckuvalot further along. Each person is responsible for their own thoughts and deeds. and it is those thoughts and deeds that can change the world, not complaining that other people aren't doing their fair share, which is all that pointing these kinds of gender discrepancies is.

Comment Re:Or. you know... we could just fucking stop... (Score 1) 212

And I am suggesting that those articles really need to just stop. News flash: the world isn't fair. Live with it.

Instead of bitching about the world not being as ideal as we want it to be, or clamouring at other people to do what is right, if we each just do our own part to try and make this world better, then in reality, that should be enough. Complaining that the person next to you or somebody else isn't pulling their share of social responsibility doesn't accomplish anything. Just live your life and try to be a good person that is kind to everyone, regardless of gender, race, or anything else. If that's not enough to make the world any better, harping at other people to improve their behaviour sure as hell won't be, which is really all that these kinds of articles do.

Comment Re:It could work. (Score 1) 507

Nope... not seeing it. Sorry.... You made several remarks that have absolutely no substantiation outside of possible conspiracy theories, so either you were trying to be deliberately amusing by satirizing something that I didn't pick up on, or else you are a troll. Really, if you had an iota of proof to back up what you said, you would have already supplied it, but then anyone else could have picked your arguments to shreds. In actuality, I expect the only reason nobody else has bothered to call you on the bullshit is because I was the only one naive enough to not realize you were trolling the whole time.

Comment Re:Or. you know... we could just fucking stop... (Score 1) 212


That's just an excuse to be apathetic about it, or worse... to even bother to try.

Instead of saying "oh, that's just not realistic", just take responsibility for your own actions and just fucking do the right thing. Anything else is just making excuses about why you shouldn't bother.

Comment Or. you know... we could just fucking stop... (Score 3, Insightful) 212

... worrying about whether or not a particular race or gender are underrepresented somewhere, and just fucking treat every human being you encounter with dignity and respect in whatever career path they may have chosen.

If things like gender are to genuinely supposed to not influence our reactions in the workplace, then we need to stop fucking focusing on them and accept people, men and women, for who they are, or whatever interests they happen to have that may, or may not, happen to direct them into a particular industry.

Comment Re:It could work. (Score 1) 507

SX is a fork/mix of early Slackware Linux

You keep saying that, but there is no evidence to support that theory. While Apple had indeed previously worked on a fork of Linux called mkLinux before they released OSX, this was not actually a precursor to OSX (it may have been Apple's initial intention at the time to make it the OS for Macs, but this is not how things ultimately played out). Apple ultimately discarded the mkLinux project and instead evolved NeXTSTEP (also called OpenStep) into OSX near the turn of the century.

Comment Re:No.... (Score 1) 317

Yeah... I did some research after posting the question, and apparently the intent is to shift liability to the cardholder. However, maximum liability for fraudulent use of chip and PIN is still capped, at various levels depending on how quickly you report that your PIN has been compromised, as long as it is apparent that you were not acting with intent to commit fraud or being willfully negligent with regards to deliberately sharing your PIN.

Comment Re:the first 2 seasons are good, then they got in (Score 1) 366

It wasn't her employers that asked Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting to cut her hair... that was *HER* choice. She wanted to do it, not her employers. The writers decided to give an in-story reason for it, but it wasn't their idea... not sure where you got the notion that it was.

As for her being the only hot woman on the show, both Mellissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are pretty damn easy on the eyes when you see them out of character.

Comment Re:I judge you based on the TV you like (Score 1) 366

The guy who first said it was nerd blackface was using racist oriented language to produce an emotional reaction, rather than relying on the strength of his arguments that the show was a bad one to convince people, he used deliberately emotionally charged words to strongly polarize the reaction to its use, and because the reaction to blackface is negative in popular culture today, the use of the term would be more likely to produce empathy to the writer's perspective than it would be to polarize one's against it.

I fullly agree with the guy who wrote this.

Comment Re:None of the people I know that Like this Show.. (Score 2) 366

My point is that the characters *ARE* fairly "normal" when compared with such a group, and since many of the characters are supposed to be geeks and/or nerds anyways, it's my observation that the characters are not that unrepresentative of the subculture that they are supposed to be portraying. In my opinion, people who say they don't know any nerds like the characters on that show probably haven't ever attended events where nerds of *ALL* types tend to gather. The characters may come across as being grossly exaggerated for comedic effect to some people, but in general, I'd say they are pretty spot on with regards to the kinds of people that are actually out there. Maybe they aren't *exactly* "normal", even for the demographic that they represent, but as I said above, if they did a show about more "typical" nerds, how the characters would handle whatever situations might ensue on the show would probably not be interesting enough to most people to form a successful comedy series, as BBT has done.

I watch BBT, and I laugh... not just at the characters, but also at myself, because I know as well as my wife does that many of the things that some of the characters do are not unlike how I respond to situations as well.

I'm always looking for a new idea that will be more productive than its cost. -- David Rockefeller