Well, true. On the flip side, if I may make an analogy, just because I let some painters into my house doesn't mean they can do whatever they want inside. Still, the thing that really irritates me is Comic Con doesn't HAVE to do this. Their tickets sold out almost instantly. Even con volunteers had difficulty getting in. Why in blazes do they have to act like some shady spammer desperate to get noticed?
The important thing is gender insults are irrelevant to most conversations. That's why it's more offensive to me at least. It's extremely crass, it causes pointless divergent threads like this one, etc.
Yea, personal insults would hurt more. Think you'll be using them against an unknown person online?
Like I've mentioned, my reason for calling bimbo an irritating word has nothing to do with wanting to coddle females. I'm annoyed by all such attacks.
You can fight back so I can be a rude ass is a TERRIBLE rationale. If I were to hit someone, the fact that they're a black belt who can beat me up hardly excuses my actions.
I see nothing benevolent about telling a person to stop acting like a dick. And yes, if a woman carelessly calls someone a dudebro, I WILL call it out.
Sigh.. nope. Calling someone a bimbo is still dismissing their POV by basically saying her gender is somehow relevant to her lack of intelligence. Would you say a guy who you disagreed with is a "dudebro" or a "himbo?" So why does it somehow become a legitimate thing to say to women?
Also... for the love of god, freedom of speech applies to government censorship, individuals can and will tell you your choice of words are stupid and ask that you change them.
Finally, dunno about the previous anon, but I knew the stats you mentioned. I also know that other groups like the Asians and Jews are also doing better than the average white American. Wanna argue it's ok to call a Chinese person a chink now? Mayhap call a Jewish person a hook nosed miser? Somehow I don't really think you would. Why are women exempt?
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Written Chinese is pretty much the same regardless of dialect. So while the Chinese system of writing is inferior to writing with an alphabet in many ways, it does serve the purpose of bridging dialects.
Well, yes and no. For the most part, people would write things using the grammatical rules that Mandarin speakers use. Cantonese speakers would end up having to mentally rearrange what they're looking at for it make sense. In a way, you are correct, it does bridge the dialects. But it bridges it in the same way the writing system bridged the gap between ancient Korea & China speakers. Very awkwardly with a fair amount of training involved.
"Internet Archive announced that it wants to do so to pay some part of employees' salaries, if they choose to, in Bitcoin."
That's a direct line from the article the summary quoted. I do admit though, it's a rather inefficient sentence if you want to get a point across clearly.
If you're going to post anonymously anyways, you could name the company at the very least. That way people could be warned against the company and/or look up said company to see if there's any other data points that'd corroborate your anecdote.
Well, I do agree, but I also don't think telling a child "there's worse thing in life" is going to help. Most youngins don't have the knowledge or experience to really understand I think. And of course, if you're dealing with a genuine phobia there's a good chance they won't face anything worse in life.
There are reasons why pedophiles might not download CP in a public place.
1. It's a public place. There's the worry that someone might somehow catch them. Maybe someone will glance at their screen and notice the illicit things they have. They can take precautions, but I suspect that's a paranoia that'll never disappear. It doesn't help that Starbucks aren't exactly the roomiest places you can go to, and they probably have security cameras.
2. Related to point 1, since it's a public place, that means no browsing for stuff, just downloading things that have already been found. Since they'll have to find the stuff another way by browsing illegal sites some other way, why even bother with Starbucks?
3. Many public places with Wi-Fi are covering up electrical outlets so people don't loiter. Since folks don't take care of their laptop batteries, they get what around 60 minutes to do their thing? Not a lot whole lot of time I think.
So... your solution for needle anxiety is to tie them down beforehand and apply a bit of torture? Inducing medical problems would be inefficient when we invented so many ways to cause pain while inflicting minimal damage after all.
Well, those are certainly some reasons to use Linux from Scratch or Gentoo. However, you haven't given us any reasons not to use Linux Mint except the nebulous comment about "true traditional systems."
Strange. Another thing I tend to hear about China (and all of Asia) is their schools are rather difficult compared to the West and many children have even more work because parents put them in multiple after school programs. Wouldn't that prep them for the "responsibilities and stresses of life?" At least as much as or more than academics does in our neck of the woods?
Hi different Anon,
Face in this case could be defined as a positive social value a person has. Some Asian cultures put more value to this compared to other parts of the works and are not as likely to air their dirty laundry as a result. And if people see their dirty laundry, people are more likely to take some act to show remorse.