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Comment Re:Pretty reasonable (Score 1) 235

I agree strongly with one point in particular: prison is not acceptable for this.

Prison should be: does this person need physical restraint from harming society again? YES/NO.

In this case, forbid him Internet access for 4 years, with 2 years under strict supervision. Fuck. It hurts me just to write that... Ugh...

I am annoyed that he profited from this, so I think the financial punishment should be 2x what he earned (why 2x? because 1x is comensation, 2x is punishment... he deserves to be punished for profiting from other people's work).

But then...

Sorry you godless faggots just want the money. Maybe if you learned what fiat money actually is you will begin to slap yourself every day.

I know, but I use that godless fiat money to buy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I know I am sinning, but society requires me to. :( So I go out and earn some so I can buy food... otherwise, I starve...

Comment Re:Pretty reasonable (Score 1) 235

Sharing of information is a natural right.

There is a huge difference between:

"Hey, there was this really cool movie... so-and-so was in it and the plot was like..."


"Hey, here's a copy of the movie I saw last night. Enjoy."

The first is legal, the second is not. Why? Because society has collectively decided to reward content creators a right to profit from their creations. If they decide to share, it's on their terms, not yours. Freely or otherwise. Don't quote Linux as an example of freedom, because Linux is not free -- it is chained by the GPL.

Is the sentence/fine in this case too much. I'm not sure... the guy profited from his actions -- he was profit motivated. He wasn't doing this as a social justice cause or because he believed in freedom of expression. He made money off other people's work.

Yeah. Now you sound like an ass.

Comment welcome to reality (Score 4, Insightful) 398

That bias shows up in recruiting, with companies drawing from the same top universities, where black and Hispanic graduates are still lagging behind other groups

Well, that really says everything, doesn't it?

A lot of tech companies rely on degrees, and most of them have their favorite universities where candidates generally have the skills and personalities that make an easy fit. Employing alums from the same schools has an instant effect on that "fit" part of the job -- they've all had similar experiences and can relate to each other much more readily. This is not unique to tech, but it could be exacerbated by it.

Once again, it comes back to the pipeline. If you can't get girls, Blacks, Hispanics, and whatever-ics, through the top tier education system, then maybe that's where you need to start. Not with affirmative action, however.

I will never hire someone because they are black, or are female, or whatever. That doesn't make any sense to me. I hire people that I think are capable of doing the job, because with each additional pair of hands on keyboards below me, adds to the overall expectation on me. I want people who are going to help me win, not someone who got the position because society feels sorry for them (and I don't think any genuine person wants society to feel sorry for them).

Comment Re:First world problems. (Score 1) 610

Probably more than 99% of the world population doesn't like a bag of crap. So the chance of pleasing someone by leaving one in their front porch is about less than 1%.

Manure is also commercially composted and bagged and sold retail as a soil amendment

I think your numbers on the demand for bags of crap are slightly off.

Going the speed of light is bad for your age.