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Comment Re:So what? Nothing really has changed... (Score 1) 328

Who follows the rules now? How many of you actually have read the TOS for your ISP? It's privacy policy?

Who gives a shit? If every corporation in America has my data, big deal. It's the government I fear, and they can already demand a full log of all your packets from your ISP under NSL.

There is only one ISP I can realistically use where I live, so it doesn't really matter what their TOS, AUP, PP or anything else says.

Comment Re:What precentage caused by man? (Score 1) 320

I don't think what you said and what I said are different. You can't tell people what they want to hear if you are trying to be accurate.

Some people would like to hear the truth. You can reach those people. You can also reach a percentage of people who would like to hear lies, but it's a pretty small one. It's a variation of the saying about it being difficult to teach a man something if his paycheck depends on him not learning it.

Comment Re:"such an Orwellian model" (Score 1) 59

That's illegal, generally classified as "peeping Tom/voyeurism/invasion of privacy/intrusion of solitude." So let's restrict drone operation in the same manner instead of simply letting them broadcast an ID.

It's already illegal to operate the drone in a manner which violates your privacy. If they're looking in your windows, they're not supposed to be.

I'm not really against drones having transponder signals; I'm against people being able to look up my identity from the signal information. You (or the DA) should have to file a lawsuit to get that information.

Comment Re:Austin 16 minute commute? (Score 2) 227

A good friend of mine lives in Austin and his commute is less than 10

When I worked for Tivoli it took me five minutes just to walk across the Arboretum (at which point I was at work, because I was in the nearest possible apartment complex.) I call shenanigans. Even then it was unusual to have less than a fifteen minute commute. All my friends say the 35 is now a parking lot any time it's vaguely near commute time. If you live in Austin, and you actually have a commute worthy of the name, you're not making it in ten minutes.

Comment Re:Only viable if all planes land themselves (Score 4, Insightful) 306

Performing a banked approach is a standard procedure taught to all student pilots and is simple maneuver.

Great, now do it on a curve, which (as has been pointed out elsewhere) will change your relationship to the wind as the process occurs. Maybe not a big deal for a little bitty plane, unless there is much wind. Definitely a big deal for a bigger plane. It's just adding too many factors when most problems already happen on takeoff or landing.

Comment Re:Only viable if all planes land themselves (Score 1) 306

I don't think it is that hard. Then again I am not a pilot, and I am guessing you are neither,

Okay, have you ever landed a 747 in a simulation? I did it on a Mac IIci with a mouse at about 8 fps, so it's not very like real flying, but it's a nice illustration of how complicated it is — especially since it was non-trivial even with all hazards turned off.

Comment Re:Is it roleplay, or an actual lifestyle? (Score 1) 596

If that strictly personal belief did not negatively influence the quality of his work,

The Drupal project's "work" is more than simply producing Drupal. That's why their mission statement or code of conduct or whatever explicitly states that they seek to promote equality. If you don't believe in promoting equality, you shouldn't work for a place whose mission is promoting equality.

Their concern is probably twofold, one is hiring people who promote their values, and the other is having someone who doesn't believe in their values on staff makes it look like they don't believe in them either.

Dries also said in his blog post that there were other considerations which he is not going to discuss. Everyone in this thread is assuming that isn't the case, when Dries explicitly said that it was.

Comment Re:In the name of tolerance (Score 1) 596

Acceptance of abuse is not tolerance. It is just abuse.

When it comes to BDSM the line becomes murky. The basic guideline is "Safe, sane and consensual" but all of those words mean different things to different people, even consent. This is why communication is critical in all relationships, but even moreso in BDSM. I've had someone come in from out of town to play and then refuse to communicate with me. They had some fantasy of me simply doing things to/with them. But that kind of bullshit leads to people being hurt. Or hell, incarcerated. No communication, no play, because there is no consent.

There are lots of "BDSM" relationships which are simply abusive, with a partner being coerced and manipulated into maintaining the relationship. Probably more of them are healthy, but that doesn't change the fact.

Political correctness often urges us to treat all belief systems the same, but all belief systems are not the same. Some of them are inherently prejudiced. People cannot participate in them without being inherently prejudiced. Some of those prejudices are harmful. As a species we are in the process of realizing that women are not inferior to men. Some of us have gotten stuck.

Comment Re:Is it roleplay, or an actual lifestyle? (Score 1) 596

If it's all conducted between consenting adults, who cares if it's a lifestyle, as long as they don't try to impose it on others against their will?

They ostensibly have the right to live their lifestyle. But the foundation also has the right to remove people that they feel will compromise their goals, and one of their goals is to promote equality. Goreans are anti-equality. QED, it is irresponsible to keep one on staff, because they are likely to at least subconsciously (if not consciously) make decisions which conflict with that goal.

Someone who self-identifies as Gorean is going way beyond "play" because their "lifestyle" involves explicitly believing that women are genetically, irreparably inferior to men. This belief obviously conflicts with Drupal's mission.

This isn't suggesting that they shouldn't be able to live however they want, or that they should be reprogrammed for their thoughtcrimes. But equally, they shouldn't expect to participate in organizations which promote equality. They should in fact expect to be booted the fuck out with extreme prejudice, just like the extreme prejudice they hold against women.

Comment Re:SJW purges in full swing now (Score 0) 596

Just as importantly, it makes the point that the guy did NOT, EVER post any kind of public blog post about the practice or philosphy of the Gorean lifestyle. Instead, he was DOXXED by some shitheel who created an account on a PRIVATE social network of, by, and specifically for Goreans, for the purpose of gaining access to his victim's PRIVATE posts and profile thereon.

So, investigative journalism.

He was OUTED by an ASSHOLE, and was FIRED by ANOTHER ASSHOLE, essentially for THOUGHTCRIME.

If he's a Gorean, then he's a misogynistic asshole. It's assholes all the way down.

Personally, I think he's not the one who should be "asked to resign" over this issue.

Drupal is in a difficult position in this case. I don't know that they made the right decision, but they made the predictable decision. They have a code of conduct which promotes equality and the Gorean lifestyle (It's not just "play", you don't need a special name for that) is inherently misogynistic and explicitly opposed to equality. That is in fact what attracts people to it in the first place.

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