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Comment Re:Make it illegal (Score 1) 1199

No choice? I'm sorry, was someone forced to take the job at gun point?

I understand that we've all got food to eat and bills to pay, but in my lifetime I've had to do plenty of things I don't want to do to work. I'm not getting screwed, I'm dealing with real life. If you're not willing to quit smoking because you NEED a job and not smoking is a requirement to have said job, that's your problem. (And a big one at that if smoking trumps a job.)

Comment Re:I can only assume (Score 2) 547

The intent to have sex, particularly if you have every reason to believe the other party is of legal age is in no way criminal intent. If you specifically intended to have sex with someone you knew was underage, that would be criminal intent. For some crimes, like statutory rape, the intent doesn't matter—only the act. If a girl shows you a fake ID and you believe her to be of legal age and have sex with her and she's not, you can still be prosecuted in a lot of jurisdictions.

Comment Re:Not getting it... (Score 1) 897

"My daughter is showing a strong interest in math science. Why should she have to dig through dumb juvenile jokes to learn about something like programming?"

The problem with this entire discussion is the idea that "dumb juvenile jokes" are somehow MORE offensive to women than they are to men. If you believe that, YOU are the sexist. 0xB15B00B5 is juvenile but it makes absolutely, positively NO derogatory statement about anyone. The real bullshit about this is that if it had been 0xB15BA115 no one would have mentioned the word "sexist."

I have a daughter too. If she finds 0xB15B00B5 offensive, the only thing I'll be able to conclude is that I'm an utter failure as a parent.

Comment Re:Not getting it... (Score 1) 897

What I find depressing is that it is so commonplace to to mark a "harmless joke" as "offensive." That's the most offensive thing about this entire situation.

0xB15B00B5 does not do any of the following:

1. Specifically identify any individual or group.

2. Say anything negative about any individual or group.

"I'd try to find the guy who did it and fire him. Some might argue this is an overreaction..."

Yes, it's joke comments like "0xB15B00B5" that are the real problem. However, in a shit economy taking away a person's livelihood over something completely harmless, that's fine. That's really better for society.

"I'm a male, but to me, it's just a matter of respect for other people."

And I'd argue that being a humorless twat is far more disrespectful on average than "0xB15B00B5".

There is nothing sexist about being crude. Whether it's a fart joke, a dick joke, a sex joke or a shit joke it's not sexist. It my offend someone's personal sensibilities but so what? That doesn't make it SEXIST. The idea that bathroom humor or juvenile behavior in and of itself is specifically offensive is sexist. Are you saying that a female is more likely to have more delicate sensibilities and is therefore more likely to be offended by me talking about how huge a co-worker's dump was? If so, guess who's the sexist.

Comment Re:0xB16B00B5 (Score 2) 897

And exactly who the fuck is 0xB16B00B5 "discriminating" against? Being crude and juvenile aren't inherently discriminatory.

Complaining about something that IS discriminatory is certainly something you should do. Complaining about something as innocuous as 0xB16B00B5 (and it is in this context, it's not like you left it as a post-it on some-broad-with-big-tits' monitor) just makes you a humorless twat that virtually no one wants to work with on any level.

Comment Re:0xB16B00B5 (Score 1) 897

You make a really broken assumption here: if a woman feels uncomfortable with something men are doing, she's automatically "uptight" or "frigid."

If I worked on a team where ANYONE felt "uncomfortable" by something like 0xB16B00B5, they'd be on my shit list. That's not sexist. I guess I'm a humorist because I cannot stand people without a sense of humor.

There's is nothing sexist about being juvenile or crude. Implying a female programmer isn't qualified because she's a female is.

Fart jokes are crude, not sexist. 0xB16B00B5 is juvenile (and hilarious), not sexist. If this code could have been something like 0x5MA11P3N15 (which I know is not hex) and the programmer doing it was a female no guy out there would have been like, "Woah shit, that's sexist. I feel uncomfortable." (And seriously, fuck him if he does. Wuss.) At the very least there would be no "debate."

If a "professional" environment means working somewhere that people are so on edge about being funny that something as innocuous 0xB16B00B5 might be "offensive" then please, leave it. Give me an office with jeans, t-shirts and fart jokes. Oh yeah, and boob jokes and dick jokes.

Comment Re:0xB16B00B5 (Score 1) 897

Thank goodness.

I don't want ANYONE working on a team with me that's going to feed "uncomfortable" over something this funny.

And no, it's not sexist. Anyone who works in software development knows that man boobs are probably bigger than what a lot of you females are carrying. The only thing "sexist" about this are the whiners that want to make something juvenile and ridiculous into a "debate" about "sexism" in software development.

"And believe it or not, sort of thing is the reason why there are so few female programmers."

Then the programming world is better off the way it is now. I really don't think industry is improved by disallowing a sense of humor and looking hard to find bigotry where none exists. I don't care what your sex, race, creed or color is, if you find "0xB16B00B5" to be "offensive" you're so uptight that you're really not worth dealing with.

Comment Enough. Just... enough with the whining. (Score 2) 897

This is hilarious.

1. I work in software development. Boobs are in no way limited to females. In fact, I probably see more man boobs on a daily basis than I do woman boobs.

2. If you can't take a joke that was in no way written to be mean, intimidating, sexist or hurtful... fuck you you fucking whiner.

I have to hear from "progressives" about the evils of religion "sanitizing" people's thoughts and minds. Is this kind of crap any different. Grow a spine. There's a HUGE difference between juvenile and hateful and if you can't tell the difference, you're just plain irritating.

Comment Re:Fixed URLs... (Score 1) 197

For me the real joy in FPS is co-op right now. I love Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. I was recently introduced to PAYDAY: The Heist as well. These are games I can jump into, play for less than an hour with other friends who have jobs/kids/whatever and can't treat gaming like a second career.

The stories are silly, contrived and PAYDAY is completely absurd but... I dunno, I don't care. They're fun. What I want out of video games in my 30s is much different than my early 20s. I can't sit and play for longer an about an hour or two (if I'm lucky) in a sitting. I can't spend the time to get particularly "good" at any game.

Not quite FPS, but close, is Space Marine. "Exterminatus" mode, particularly with the Chaos expansion, is really fun. Too bad the lust for DLC fragmented an already small community of gamers, so you if you're gonna play plan on playing with friends.

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