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Comment: Re:Classic Slashdot (Score 1) 463

by mjm1231 (#46174197) Attached to: Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

I actually got an email reply to my complaint about this site design in which the editors seemed sympathetic to my concerns, but apparently not in control of the look and layout.

My problem with this design is mostly the color and font of the comment system. The font is very light weight. In addition, it is only slightly darker than the background and just doesn't contrast enough to be easily readable. I mean, it looks pretty, but it is a real eyestrain to read. Actually, looking at it again, I guess they modified it a little. Previously I had to magnify the page to 125% to read it. Now I can read it reasonably at 110%, though not comfortably.

A darker font might not be as pretty. But this isn't an art museum. This is text, and I am trying to read it.

Oh, the functionally of the Preview Comment button is just plain stupid... Is that check mark above my comment supposed to be submit? If so, it doesn't work for me at all. I had to switch back to classic view to submit this.

Comment: Re:Bias against men (Score 1) 209

by mjm1231 (#45879013) Attached to: Headhunters Can't Tell Anything From Facebook Profiles

I have never run into an actual person who holds this belief.

If you're a Mother, then you can count on the state providing for you: welfare, food stamps, subsidized housing, and garnishing the wages of the father. Nobody expects that you make $20-$30 per hour, say, to earn assistance. If you're a male who was tricked into impregnating a Mother, well, you better hope you make at least $30/hour, because anything less than that is being a "dead-beat."

This stems from the social norm that expects men to earn more than women. Attacking the problem at its roots seems the best way to achieve equality for both sides.

Comment: Re:This whole incident... (Score 1) 382

by mjm1231 (#45871013) Attached to: US Coast Guard Ship To Attempt Rescue of 2 Icebreakers In Antarctica

Those are interesting examples. In each of those cases, the problem was solved by actually doing something (for example, greatly reducing CFC emissions). So, if by "snap people out of it" you mean they should take active steps to reverse or prevent a problem, your examples lend good support to that claim.

Comment: Re:Bias against men (Score 4, Insightful) 209

by mjm1231 (#45870821) Attached to: Headhunters Can't Tell Anything From Facebook Profiles

Sure, fuck this form of feminism... but where the hell is it dominating? I mean, outside of right wing talk show fantasy world? I have never run into an actual person who holds this belief.

The real world still does have a way to go to get to actual gender equality. That includes figuring out how to get there or what it even means. And it will need to go both ways. I would wager the majority of feminists would agree with that.

Comment: Re:red v blue (Score 2) 285

by mjm1231 (#45695833) Attached to: Census Bureau: Majority of Affluent Counties In Northeast US

Well, considering that a significant factor in the increased income inequality under our current President is a result of laws passed during his first two years

Well, if you accept as axioms things which have no support in fact or evidence, then sure, you can prove whatever you want. But why even bother with the pretense of proof if you take that route?

Or, for a starting point, try here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiswoodhill/2013/03/28/the-mystery-of-income-inequality-broken-down-to-one-simple-chart/

Comment: Re:red v blue (Score 1) 285

by mjm1231 (#45695741) Attached to: Census Bureau: Majority of Affluent Counties In Northeast US

Of course, why didn't I see it. I'd be much better off living in a place with a high rate of poverty than a place with a low rate of poverty.

This assumes, of course, that I'm not one of the people actually living in poverty. Which, if I'm living in a place with a higher rate of poverty, I'm more likely to be.

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