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Comment Re:Fucking disaster (Score 5, Insightful) 69 69

A summary, for those who were fortunate enough to miss this:

1. Dude wears a shirt with scantily-clad women. Some people say it's kinda sexist.
2. Dude sincerely apologizes. Those who complained accept.
3. Everyone moves on. Lessons learned. Yay! Pretty comet pictures!
4. LOL just kidding. A bunch of "supporters" who won't STFU see this is a great opportunity to attack straw feminists and comment on every single article mentioning the mission. Those who objected to his shirt, typically women scientists/engineers, are slandered as "taking away from his accomplishments" despite writing about this mission for, in some cases, years. Assholes start an Indiegogo campaign to buy him, specifically, a watch for being "bullied," which is forcing him to deal with a situation he's clearly ready to move on from. MRA and GamerGate types congregate, attacking and doxxing anyone who had the slightest of problems with his shirt.

So of course we have folks on /. pretending that a handful of articles about a shitty T-shirt and a subsequent "forced" apology show that lolfeminists, even those with PhDs in relevant, don't care about this mission.

Comment Re:Makes perfect sense (Score 2, Insightful) 142 142

Did you even read what he said? Or did you just seize up with anger when you read the word "government"?

I mean, he gave a thoughtful comment pointing out that this system is probably the cheapest way of dealing with the move to digital records. Why did you then respond with "Herp derp! Government sucks!"

You libertarians don't seem to even care if your rants are on topic these days.

Comment NSA? (Score 3, Insightful) 157 157

Forbes reports on a National Republican Congressional Committee sanctioned campaign worthy of the NSA

I get that we don't like the NSA around here, but why are we bringing it up when discussing an article that has nothing to do with anything the NSA does? What's the thinking process? "Hrm, this scam is slimy. Oh hey! The NSA is slimy too!"

Am I missing something?

Comment Re:Another Point for Bing (Score 2) 45 45

Regardless of what you use, remember to block ads always and block javascript by default. Fuck em. The ad-supported web is a cesspool, and if the internet ad business died tonight we'd all be better off in terms of privacy, security, performance, layout and design, speed, and probably even content

And we'd all get to pay for this content. No thanks. I have some issues with the Internet, but I'm rather okay with it the way it is.

Comment Re:Longer cycles and tick/tock please (Score 1) 128 128

Half the time I try Fedora, yum introduces something that keeps it from booting. No other distro breaks in such a spectacular way for me.

Hopefully, this new development model with introduce just a bit more stability. With Red Hat behind it, Fedora should be a premier distribution I can recommend to others. In the meantime, I'll stick with recommending Ubuntu, Mint, and openSUSE to those who don't mind doing some repo configuration for non-free stuff.

Comment Re:What about gays and lesbians? (Score 1, Flamebait) 509 509

How in the world is "trans" stupid and infantile? Wouldn't adding "nny" to the end of it make it sound more juvenile?

Not all gay people find the word "fag" offensive, but enough do that polite people recommend against using it. If you're as polite as you claim to be, perhaps you should follow suit or at least not whine when others object to its use.

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