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Comment: Re:Yeesh (Score 1) 584

by trewornan (#48529071) Attached to: Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

Yes both "PC loser" and "SJW" are ad hominem but they're insults not arguments. An ad hominem attack is a response to a person based on them rather than the content of their argument. This was not a response to his argument, please note he's the one that started throwing insults around.

Your claim of "Tu Quoque" is also wrong, I objected to him telling everybody who disagreed with him not not say anything "ever", but never suggested in my response that he should remain silent.

On a personal note: the "no you are!" defence? Really? I haven't seen heard that since I was six. What a pitiful attempt at rational argument.

Comment: Re:Yeesh (Score 2, Insightful) 584

by trewornan (#48521843) Attached to: Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?
Typical SJW if you disagree with him you're a fathead who doesn't know anything about the subject and should just STFU. The only thing that surprises me about this PC loser is he didn't say "check your privilege". Come on AC, report me for "abusive" posting - trying to silence any dissenting opinion is the modern feminists movements stock in trade.

Comment: Re:What about men going to college? (Score 0) 584

by trewornan (#48520577) Attached to: Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?
Yes, yes, yes, shift those goalposts! We all know we were talking about a modern western society not the "dozens of countries" you bring up. And as for CEOs - ever think that maybe that's because of the choices women make, maybe they choose not to have that sort of career. You're not against women having choices are you . . . sexist pig.

Comment: Re:You can pry my wallet from my... (Score 1) 375

by trewornan (#48505681) Attached to: The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

That's the card I used to use for business expenses. Claim it back from the company and pocket the 1.5%. I've changed jobs and no longer use expenses much so I cut the card up.

Just as an aside - it's also worth joining hotel "clubs" and picking up free weekends away which are untaxable too.

Comment: Re:Mod the parent up. (Score 2) 488

by trewornan (#48505235) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

A big part of the problem is that any change to the UI inevitably causes a lot of complaining - often times not really justified because it's simply a matter of people getting used to the new.

Unfortunately these "hipsters" (as you call them) extrapolate this to the assumption that *all* complaints about a new UI are unjustified and would go away if users would just take the time to become accustomed to it.

This and (as others have pointed out) the inexplicable compulsion they feel to "tabletize" every UI.

Comment: Re:There are issues to resolve... (Score 1) 262

by trewornan (#48504831) Attached to: Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras
And even if they could lose their job wouldn't that be preferable to a few years in prison for beating someone to death. Body cams seem a good idea but they'll be "malfunctioning" at the moment when the police were accused of misbehaviour. Darren Wilson's squad car had a sound recording system so when he shot Michael Brown . . . "malfunctioning".

Comment: Re:Gay Sex! Like Patent Trolls! (Score 1) 114

by trewornan (#48366467) Attached to: Groupon Backs Down On Gnome

Whilst I agree with you in general - about intellectual property and blowjobs if not the rest (fyi, no need to be gay to appreciate blowjobs).

The problem isn't so much that Groupon want to use the same name, but more that because of the ridiculous legal situation. If you don't "defend" your trademark you lose it and eventually you'll be in the situation of having Groupon stop you using "Gnome" because now it's their trademark.

Comment: Re:misogynists on the intarwebz? WHAT U SAY? (Score 4, Insightful) 834

by trewornan (#48358423) Attached to: How To End Online Harassment

There is effectively no censorship on the internet now so whatever you say can result in criticism and attacks of any kind whoever you are. Obviously trolls will pick on the form of attack that generates the most outrage, that's what trolls do. If you can't take a mature attitude to it then don't get involved. Trying to censor the internet is:

a) impossible
b) damaging to everybody's interests

Grow up, get a life, stop whining and nagging.

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