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Comment Re:Easy detection (Score 1) 224

There can't be any 'paleo vegans', ever, though; they'd starve to death.

How do you figure?

The caloric content of fruits and nuts is quite high. No reason a person can't survive indefinitely on that.

Plenty of large mammals survive on vegan or nearly-vegan diets. Gorillas, for example, eat a diet that's about 97% plant-based. And those guys need a lot more calories than we do.

Comment Re:Is that (Score 1) 389

You can show that actual harmful data is being sent and not just the telemetry that MS claims, right?

How about this:

When you encrypt a disk using Windows Home, Microsoft silently transmits the key to themselves, in case they ever need to decrypt your disk in the future. http://www.securityweek.com/mi...

Does that count as harmful? The data is not anonymous. Its transmitted silently, and it can be used to compromise the user's privacy. That at least lands in the "potentially harmful" category, right?

Comment Re:Is that (Score 1) 389

Windows 10 does send information back to Microsoft, but nothing personal aside from anonymous telemetry data... it's doing the same thing OS X does

That is not the case, at least with respect to encryption.

When you encrypt a disk with filevault, the system will ask if you want to share the key with Apple, or if you'd prefer to keep it private.

When you encrypt a disk with bitlocker, the system will send the key to Microsoft, without asking. The key is tied to your email address, in case Microsoft is ever asked to decrypt your disk.

Doesn't that reveal a fundamental difference in two operating systems' attitude toward user privacy?

Comment Re:And this is...news? (Score 1) 1092

not paying your employees a living wage, isn't that kind of making it personal?

No. It really isn't. I'm sure it feels personal, but like ten percent of the city is earning minimum wage.

That's what Ms Jane doesn't seem to realize: her experience is not unusual, its ordinary. Like super-ordinary. And both problem and solution are in the realm of public policy. San Franciscans raised the minimum wage a recently. Maybe they should raise it further.

I think if she had focused her letter more specifically on the wage issue and made it a bit less personal, it would have been better received.

Comment Re:And this is...news? (Score 1) 1092

I'm not saying its a crime or something... but doesn't it kinda feel like a bridge-burning move?

Taking it to the dude's home makes it personal. Makes it clear her grievance is with HIM rather than with the company.

I'm not saying that's a bad thing. It sounds like the guy needs a wake-up call. I'd like to congratulate her for having the guts to give it to him.

I can imagine the company firing her for publishing her story even if she hadn't gone there. Which would have been shitty of them.

But the way it went down? Calling the boss out personally like that? It was awesome, but it feels more like quitting than being fired.

Comment Re:Kinda creepy... (Score 3, Informative) 1092

"Lady Murderface" is the name she used to share the post on Twitter. The name probably colored my initial perception of the post, because it doesn't actually seem creepy on a second read.

That's kinda what I meant by professional context though... I don't mean she shouldn't have taken her complaint public; the public forum is definitely the place for it. But I wish she had focused more narrowly on the professional issue.

Instead she takes the reader through four paragraphs of autobiographical detail. We learn about her relationship with her dad and about her old living situation and how she won't get a promotion for at least a year. It all feels kinda self-indulgent, until she drops her bomb in paragraph five: Yelp employees are going hungry and some of them are homeless. Holy shit, why did she wait five paragraphs to say that???

From peoples' comments, I suspect most readers aren't getting past her autobiographical opening. People are dismissing her as self-indulgent and unprofessional after reading a few paragraphs... by the time she reveals that Yelp has a real problem, she's already lost half her audience.

Comment Re:And this is...news? (Score 3, Informative) 1092

anyone who publicly points out that wages paid are too low to survive in San Francisco should get fired?

Its not what she said. Its how she said it.

Ms Jane's blog post included a link to her bosses' home address and a picture of his house. She shared it on twitter using the pseudonym Murderface.

I don't want to dismiss her complaints. Her complaints are serious and Yelp would be foolish to ignore them.

But if you were in charge of HR in this scenario, would you decide to keep an employee who uses the name Murderface and posts the bosses home address on her blog?

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