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Comment Goes to show: There's public and private (Score 1) 445

We have to face the plain and simple truth: There is public and there is private.

Point in case: I recently (again) met a woman who is into Gangbang and porn ( you'd be surprised how many women are). She's smart, independant, witty, well-mannered, can talk for hours about "God and the World" as we say in Germany. She's my age and looks gorgeous. And she fucks like a pornstar (no surprise here) and also loves to have a few guys on her all at once and no problem with indulging in that. This is the type of woman I have the deepest respect and admiration for. I even asked her if she has a friend from her camp, because I'm currently single and would like to have a sweetheart of her format (she's married ... bummer ...).

Yet there is no doubt that people like her (and me) have to be careful about being to outspoken and unphased when talking about our sexlives. Were I am comfortable and have crossed a few inner borders on my perspective on sex, I have to be aware that most people around me haven't and are still squarely in the "average frustrated" camp - men and women alike. I told her that I have the deepest respect and admiration for women "who know how to spread their legs, enjoy herself and f*ck the living daylights out of a good man ... or a few as the case may be" and got a very positive reaction from her. But mentioning this in public we both agreed, would be bound to get the exact opposite reaction. She'd be slutshamed (the most careful woman with condoms ever) and I would be called a misogynist, despite being the exact opposite ... I usually give women a surplus of respect and sometimes more than they deserve.

Bottom line:
I can totally understand if a project lead wants to keep his project clean of these errrm " unconventional" things. We all live in a culture and have to have some groundrules we follow. Keeping an unusual sexlife to yourself or only with people whom it concerns is a huge part of that.

My 2 eurocents.

Comment Re: Private Offices (Score 2) 249

stupid bosses dont want this because they think they can get more work out in a room with 15 people and NO VENTILATION.

TRUE STORY.

also the boss thinks that ac pumps air from outside. it doesnt.

If you're that angry, don't stew. Polish up the resume and look for work elsewhere. Engineers are still very employable.

Almost never do you hear anyone say "Man, I wish I'd stayed at that dump longer".

Comment Re:Nonsense (Score 3, Insightful) 232

It's an education thing. People who know how English evolved know that 'he' can be both masculine or neuter, depending on context. It's been that way since before 'ye', 'thou', 'thy' and similar words went away.

People who are uneducated may assume that 'he' is only masculine and will choose to feel oppressed about it. I can't imagine how bad those people feel using romance languages where half of the nouns are masculine gendered.

It's somewhat awkward, but less so than losing the singular/plural distinction. Style guides are a useful reference, but feel free to ignore their inconsistencies and poor suggestions.

Comment That's here not there (Score 1) 155

You know what, I had a young software engineer from Africa (a new graduate from one of their schools)

So that was here then.

I've also worked with some fellow programmers from India who were excellent. In America.

But that is totally irrelevant to the story, about the workers *IN INDIA* being quite horrible - which was also my experience when working with any team that dealt with coding outsourced there.

It's almost like the really good developers don't stay where they are, and go to first world countries to develop. Completely validating the story. HMM.

Comment Re:They are concerned about lost tax revenue? (Score 1) 338

You can call it just a superstition if you like but psychologists, sociologists, and economists have made connections between Christian tradition and a healthy society. I'm not saying following every Christian belief will bring an ideal society, only that we've seen Christian societies excel where others did not.

I'm not gonna mod you down, but I will lay a big [citation needed] on you.

Comment Re: but you arent a traditional CA (Score 1) 249

If you can't tell the difference between paypal.com and päypal.com then perhaps you should be booking yourself in for an eye test... The cert is doing its job, it's your fault if you can't read properly.

And it was always easy to get an SSL cert, you just had to control the domain in question and be willing to pay for the cert, the process has been entirely automated with most registrars for years. Scammers would frequently buy certs using stolen cards too.

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