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Comment Re:Umm (Score 2, Insightful) 146

They already had this. It's called citing your sources and peer review.

Unless you're the president, in which case you can just make up any old bullshit that sounds good, even about nonexistent terrorist attacks, the "historical" margin of your electoral victory or the size of your inauguration attendance. Just because it makes you and your supporters feel good, which is the most important thing.

Comment Re:Donnie Downer (Score 1) 838

cause she's trying to get a reaction from society at large and people shouldn't react to hearsay like a crime was committed.

React how? Did she out the person? No. Is there a lynch mob currently headed their way? No. Is there some pending litigation which is now based on hearsay? Again, no.
What is happening is that people are discussing HR policies and Uber policies in particular. They are talking about sexism and inappropriate conduct in the workplace. They are talking about hardening systems against vulnerabilities which can be used to enable that sexism. This would protect everyone involved. But apparently we are in the discovery phase of a trial and such discussion are verboten.

But hey I'm crazy

I don't think you are crazy. I think you feel threatened. You might spend some quality time asking yourself why this is so.

Comment Re:Donnie Downer (Score 2) 838

Saying you have evidence IS NOT EVIDENCE

She gave the evidence to HR. Why would you expect that it appear in her post?

The issue here is the obvious vulnerability in people's minds that causes them to believe and advocate for anything they feel like believing without any objectivity or rationality

Indeed. I would point to you and s.petry as fine examples of this. I hope she and others in her position read this and, in the future, just go ahead and post all of the pertinent details to social media. Forget bringing allegations privately to HR. That's what you are advocating for, right?

Comment Re:Donnie Downer (Score 5, Informative) 838

After Ellen Pao, UNLV, Duke LaCrosse, and countless false police reports (resulting in legal action) about discrimination I'm waiting for evidence. Chat logs, screen shots, and email logs should be enough to prove the case. TFA reports no such evidence.

So, you post this, but don't bother to read the actual account?
From the actual account:

It was clear that he was trying to get me to have sex with him, and it was so clearly out of line that I immediately took screenshots of these chat messages and reported him to HR.

I know, I know, they cleverly hid it behind the first link in the story.

Comment Re:"Windows sails on serenely" (Score 3, Funny) 211

Wow. Way to go presenting a calm, clear and coherent argument against the entrenched install base of Windows and showing people that Linux is a viable alternative.

He only just made his Slashdot account on Monday. He hasn't yet learned the value of calm, objective commentary the way you and I have.

Comment Will of the People (Score 2) 186

On Thursday, a Ukrainian man who hatched a plan in 2013 to send heroin to my home and then call the cops when the drugs arrived was sentenced to 41 months in prison for unrelated cybercrime charges. Separately, a 19-year-old American who admitted to being part of a hacker group that sent a heavily-armed police force to my home in 2013 was sentenced to three years probation.

Sergey Vovnenko, a.k.a. "Fly," "Flycracker" and "MUXACC1," pleaded guilty last year to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Prosecutors said Vovnenko operated a network of more than 13,000 hacked computers, using them to harvest credit card numbers and other sensitive information... A judge in New Jersey sentenced Vovnenko to 41 months in prison, three years of supervised released and ordered him to pay restitution of $83,368.

And now people like this are in charge of our elections.

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