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Comment: Re:Tim Cook is a Pro Discrimination Faggot (Score 1) 1059

Disclosure : I'm really hating this law since it seems ( and I don't know exactly ) that it's an easy way to discriminate.

My question is: ( more like an extreme thought exercise )

I have create a faith that does not like fat people, can I open a restaurant and only admit thin people ?

based on everything I have read so far, even this is acceptable under this rule ( so to be law )

Comment: Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 274

by onepoint (#49282345) Attached to: Speaking a Second Language May Change How You See the World

I am one of those that you met ( I have spoke 11, 9 of them fluently at one time or another )
The problem is simple. Our map ( using the reference of 'map' from "stranger in a strange land' ) is much more confusing when communicating and some of us fight to use the correct map to convey a message.
the solution is normally ( at least for me ) is to speak slowly, and tell the other party to ask more questions. It's not that I'm being an ass, I'm trying real hard to communicate correctly.

as a side note, communicating about family and friends is easy, communicating about anger get's confusing ( try cursing someone out, and I have to think in Italian, or Portuguese, or Russian because those languages really have the ability to covey disgust ). Another set of words is 'yes' and 'no'... those words are amazingly hard since my perspective shows degrees of 'yes' and 'no'.... the most annoying word in American English for me is 'like' when used for comparison.

The one advantage I might have over those that speak only 1, is that I can re-frame an idea under another 'map' and see a slightly different perspective, bring it back to my 'map' and add that benefit.

I would hope that my little write up might help you in the future when communicating with someone that speaks multiple languages.

Comment: Re:It would work just fine until... (Score 1) 230

by onepoint (#49241737) Attached to: Man 3D Prints a Working 5-Speed Transmission For Toyota Engines

Correct, your time frame of 10 to 20 years seems about right for metal material design firms to come up with something really strong that can come out of printer jet and make it into mass production.

Problem is ... how does one profit legally, I've got to guess that the above example is protected somehow?

Comment: Re:Look and Feel case of the music industry (Score 5, Interesting) 386

Since I don't have Mod points ... I want to confirm you made your point with the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?... Axis of Awesome Four Chord Song.

More perfect ( and a good mix of laughter ) presentation of the point could not have been done.
I did like the lady gaga song, I would have never guessed it was 4-cord

Comment: Re:Uh ...wat? (Score 1) 467

don't get it.
he's in his legal right to point out to everyone that
a) someone posted under a specific account a specific threat.
b) everyone is everyone.

How extreme his actions are might be perceived as malicious, then the law would step in.

the action of the employer, schools and ... are those parties actions. Which could spell more trouble for both sides.

It's a real tough question for me, I've stood my ground on my beliefs more than once and paid the pipers tune. And I've been in this guys shoes 2 times in my life. Both times I followed legal protocol and effectively destroyed the other side. both times I've lost friendships too. with that said, I've taught my daughters the value of your actions and words.

I am proud that they have decent manners and behaviors and some respect for others. Who knows maybe one day they will be great coders, scientist or speakers. and will fight with other based on facts with principles

Comment: Re:Uh ...wat? (Score 1) 467

You asked :
"Should these guys have their lives ruined over this?"
That's a very fair question.
and I've sat here for 20 minutes wondering if this was my daughter, what would I do.

Resolution, Justification ...
I grew up having to suffer from being stupid and speaking without thinking, that weight
I still live with and forces me to think before speaking.
While I don't like this type, IE: "internet justice", it just might be the only solution in this
day and age. Before the internet, you just moved out town and started clean.

I've also read that some of these kids used a sexual type attack. That makes them
fair game for using all the resources at ones disposal to stop them in any way.
It does not matter if they are joking, kidding or fooling around.

Gosh I people were this tough when they speak about science and the way it's taught

Comment: let's secure your windows pc (Score 1) 32

by onepoint (#49153707) Attached to: Simple IT Security Tactics for Small Businesses (Video)

Sorry I've re-posted this because it's making me an AC.

Lately I've been getting hit with well crafted emails that would get most people.
so I wrote a simple step by step for basic security for the average person.

I kept in mind that most people don't have spare cash, so I choose freeware
and I've included the above product into the set up.

What I have enjoyed is most people have sent me emails saying thanks.

What I would like, if someone knows other products that could be used,
for the average layperson.

While it's not much, here is what I wrote.


Comment: Re:New TLDs will hopefully end this practice (Score 1) 175

by onepoint (#49010495) Attached to: The Man Squatting On Millions of Dollars Worth of Domain Names

What's gouda worth .... that's a good question so let's run some quick math just to see what it might be worth. I'll use a name that i owned for a while.
first, it's a solid fun name, I happen also to have a fun and solid domain name
that's 48000 visitors for year, of which I got about 9000 visitors to click google paid about 650.00
that level has been consistent for years.
so 650 x 10 = low end is about 6500
I get offers all the time, best do far is about 18,000.00
gouda is much more fun sounding so it's got to be worth more
I think it's fair to say that it's an easy 10,000

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