As others have said above, this is not a lot of money, and how they got asked may have had a lot to do with it but surely someone said 'This will eventually come out'? I guess the people approving it were hoping to be long gone by then.
Look, I've seen science fiction movies. Get Dr Quatermass on the phone and for Chrissakes listen to him this time.
It's to convince people to remove it.
Jezebel, the Daily Mail of Feminism and frothing Men's Right's Activists have yet to pick up on this story. Of course, we are in the last few days before Christmas so one cannot blame them but I wonder what will happen when and if they do.
Jezebel: All Boys Club programmers attack women
The Spearhead: Men not allowed to criticize feminists
It'd not be a problem except that they don't tell you until after you submit the text, and then go back to check. I mean, it's nearly 2014, you'd think some basic support for formatting would be on most web sites. Actually, scratch that. Extensive support for text formatting when you're asking Joe/Jane consumer to paste in a resume should be ready.
People will more often than not be pasting from a Word file. Yes, most of that formatting can be ignored because Word tends to fill formatting with no end of wrappers but replacing bullets and dashes with character strings is silly.
I recently applied for a job on a web site. In addition to the usual infuriations (thanks for uploading your resume, please spend the next 45 minutes copying and pasting individual paragraphs into our form. Oh, and we don't support ASCII so good luck with those bullets) the password was constrained to A-Z and numbers only and under 10 characters.
I usually use a random string from something from a strong password generator script. Why any programmer with more than two brain cells to rub together would want a weak password is beyond mysterious to me. Probably some ding-dong in marketing demanded it.
I'd been contributing to an article on a film. We'd sourced plenty of material and it was a really in-depth affair.
Then some ding-dong undergraduate deleted it and substituted his own 35,000 word essay. This boring shot-by-shot description written in stiff prose and sprinkled with gems from the thesaurus undid a year of work and good luck trying to get it repealed because his school buddies have plenty of time to wage an edit war when the rest of us are at work.
We'll take your stuff, which you possibly use for your business or work, and won't tell you why, or for how long.
There need to be laws and yes, intelligence agencies, but barring a crime, this ends up being bad PR.
Of course, this could mean that half of the potential alternative projections of reality will turn out to be slightly shittier versions of what we have now.
But the other half will have jet packs and rocket cars! And no marketing directors!
>Unless there is some visual information best conveyed by moving pictures, it is not worthwhile watching the video.
Mod this up.
All we need to do is start wearing our trousers inside-out and we can be as cool as Marty McFly.
All of 'em? Really?
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> Then come up with one that's equally descriptive, equally memorable, and not offensive to anyone.
'Guy in a dress' seems to do the trick.
Take the magnetron out of an old microwave and attach it to the rear bumper with a switch. In case the police are chasing me I turn it on to disable their car before they can pull in from of me to disable mine.
You see, being the bad guy, I'm going to be in the pole position in this particular car race.