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Comment Re:hurrrudururrururur (Score 1) 94

Also, you are not an idiot who is unable to recognize and ignore a retarded troll comment that's already been modded -1.

This is why I find women (ahem) like Brianna Wu insufferable. When faced with yes, truly horrible sounding things that no human should say to another, instead of ignoring it or laughing at it, she flees from her home in "mortal terror." Given that saying horrific things to strangers is par for the course on the internet, no reasonable person could possibly take that seriously. If .01% of rape and death threats made over XBox Live were followed through the streets would be ankle deep in blood. Has it ever happened? No. Does that mean it's okay to say such things? No, I think very poorly of anyone who says such things. But I think worse of those who respond.

To be genuinely horrified and offended by stupid things said by morons on the Internet is a strong indicator that you are very stupid. To pretend to be horrified and offended by stupid things said by morons on the Internet to garner sympathy and attention from others is to be a manipulative lying weasel deserving derision.

Only a fool or a weasel would react to "if you were around back then maybe she would suck your dick! turns out there really IS a reason to have women in IT!"

Comment Re:Interesting (Score 1) 600

Premature optimization is the root of all evil. Use the standard library to get it working. Then profile and if there's a bottleneck somewhere, optimize that.

You need to know how to do it if your library doesn't do what you want, but reinventing the wheel when the given wheel works perfectly fine for your needs is dumb.

Comment Re:Not bad in principle (Score 1) 143

That proves my point. If you dress up as Batman, yes, people will see your good deeds and a google search of you will show up "good guy!" to cover up the shitting at Wendy's. But the vast majority of people do not dress up as Batman. They're not bad people. They just don't anything so good you'd get famous for it.

So, if you're just a regular guy who does his job and takes care of his family and stays out of trouble with the law and goes to church on sunday, a google search will not turn up all those fine qualities. But if you're that same guy and you happen to shit yourself at wendy's one time..

It's the old joke.

A man walks into a bar and sits down. He starts a conversation with an old guy next to him who has obviously had a few. He says to the man:

"You see that dock out there? Built it myself, hand crafted each piece, and it's the best dock in town! But do they call me "McGregor the dock builder?" No! And you see that bridge over there? I built that, took me two months, through rain, sleet and scorching weather, but do they call me "McGregor the bridge builder?" No! And you see that pier over there, I built that, best pier in the county! But do they call me "McGregor the pier builder?" No!"

The old guy looks around, and makes sure nobody is listening, and leans in to the man, and he says:

"But you fuck one sheep..."

McGregor could use some reputation management :)

Comment Re:Not bad in principle (Score 4, Informative) 143

But not everyone is in the public eye. Think of all the good, normal, upstanding stuff you do every day, and of course nobody notices and splashes "PopeRatzo is a great guy!" all over the internet. But you don't think and screw up one time and you could find yourself destroyed online. There are no 1000 good stories about PopeRatzo to drown out the one about the time you passed out drunk and shit yourself in a Wendy's. Reputation management is good for such cases.

For many people, their 15 minutes of fame are 15 minutes of infamy. There was the woman (whose name I will not mention so as not to further googlize her name in connection with this) who had a stupid game she played with a friend where they would take pictures of themselves next to signs doing the opposite of whatever the sign said. She wasn't thinking and did that in front of a sign asking for quiet and respect at Arlington National Cemetery. She failed to understand the privacy options on FaceBook, posted it to her friend's wall, and it went viral. Lost her job, death threats, whole works. A reputation management company helped get her life back together.

I don't think this woman was an awful person, intentionally expressing hatred for America and dead soldiers. I think she forgot context, used poor judgment, and doesn't deserve to have her life ruined over it. I'm glad she's doing better now.

Comment Re:exhibit A: OK Cupid's famous essay (Score 1) 308

culling accounts after a period of time under the assumption that despite near-even odds and following the rules, those people were unmatchable for some reason or other.

Boy, that would be rough. "We're deleting your account because by now, statistically speaking, someone should have loved you. But no one does, and no one ever will."

Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 82

To my knowledge he has not yet been tried for the attempted murder bit. And I don't know if they're going to bother, given he's already in jail for life.

So, your entire premise is false. Without the "attempted murder bullshit", the drug and money laundering charges were solid enough to put him away.

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, preserved their neutrality." -- Dante