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Comment: Re:Not a feminist issue. (Score 1) 505

by poetmatt (#48220473) Attached to: The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Among the healthy and mature, there's no right "not to be offended"; not for men, and not for women. There is 100% equality here.

That is not the equality which feminism is about. Being able to be offended is free speech and has nothing to do with feminism at all. In fact, being offended may be completely false or completely legitimate and none of that is relevant to anything

Comment: Re:Alternatives? Same problem.. (Score 1) 184

by poetmatt (#48220459) Attached to: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

There is no part of "right" here, and is 100% wrong. You don't combat counterfeit items by destroying them, that doesn't do anything. You build a better product and accept that counterfeit exists because you aren't serving some part of the market. Serve that part, or deal with that the market has routed around your shortcomings via counterfeits.

Comment: Re:"Social justice warriors" are the ultimate trol (Score -1, Troll) 505

by poetmatt (#48212835) Attached to: The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Feminist blogger? What does that even mean? You're defining something in a way that cannot possibly be correct, because you imply feminist bloggers are women. Your entire concept of "feminist blogger" is wrong. First: There are men who also push for women to have equal rights too.
Second: you've got it backwards. Most of the SJW's are men who say that they're being oppressed by "feminists", or women who push for equality.

Feminism becomes obsolete when women and men are treated equally and with equal privilege, something you very clearly do not understand.

Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 364

by poetmatt (#47872803) Attached to: Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

This requires people to install the app. That's a failure right there on many levels.
Not only that, but it cannot tell if you are the driver or the passenger. That's failure #2.

Then you get to the fact that this could stop you from making emergency calls. That's questionable and teeters in the "is this even legal?" quesiton range.

It is not just the implementation - the very concept of "if vehicle is moving you cannot use your phone" will ALWAYS be wrong whether it can figure out you are a passenger or not, if the decision is implemented via software.

Comment: Nope (Score 0) 364

by poetmatt (#47871229) Attached to: Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

It should be the District attorney that is disabled (or never quoted ever again). She is an idiot, because software like the interlock concept doesn't exist on a phone.

Part of the problem is user education and part of it is that an attorney who has no understanding of technology who simply wants to create more business via litigation.

Who the fuck is Kathleen Rice and why should any of us give a shit? Answer: we shouldn't.

Comment: Re:Employers don't want employees who LOOK lazy. (Score 4, Insightful) 133

by poetmatt (#47784323) Attached to: Coffee Naps Better For Alertness Than Coffee Or Naps Alone

Of course an employer can do what they want which includes busywork, but that doesn't mean the employer isn't a complete failure when it comes to defining the scope of a job position. Most employers are too lazy to do this well.

Any employer who can't accept that you won't be busy every second of the day is not an employer worth working for in any country in the world.

Comment: Re:I like... (Score 2) 643

by poetmatt (#47768271) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

It will save a hell of a lot of the settlements they have as a result of illegal police action as it will hold police accountable, too.

That is as long as they can't disable or prevent the recording.

So far, it seems every version of a camera tool lets an officer later review and potentially delete the information, which can lead back to the same coverup/problems.

Do not simplify the design of a program if a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.