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Comment Re:odd thing I've noticed (Score 1) 318


> You never saw a globe in school.

That's not what was said, or even implied.

Nobody else would be confused by the point, but ironically I guess I have to explain it to you like you're back in school.

The idea communicated is that a globe is not used as the primary instructional tool. Outside of some brief experiences in elementary levels, NOBODY on earth does that, unless you don't have a flat map (your anecdote is actual bullshit). So, if you had a classroom where you're teaching geography, the first thing you would do to create teaching materials would be to make a map from the globe. This leads to distortions either way.

As usual, you just like to argue to push weird ideas aggressively whenever I see your nick on /.

Comment Re:And so it goes... (Score 1) 63

> is it just a matter of getting too big and popular to keep costs down?

Yes. Content Management, specifically, is difficult to scale cost-efficiently with their technical debt. DA has a massively complicated custom PHP framework (patched together), only uses remote developers, and paid below-average. It's as bad as you might think.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 363

> You can't serious spin this as some kind of politically correct overreaction

It is, so there's no need for spin. You went on to characterize Disney, which is wholly irrelevant to the issue...

> So expecting a video with guys holding "death to Jews"

To be correct:

Death to Jews, subscribe to Keemstar

It's a joke that cleverly doubles as political satire. It is still misrepresented by the WSJ, and has snowballed into some equivalent of "fake news" about a non-existent anti-semite. It's particularly interesting that his economic and social position was not enough to stop a focused media onslaught, without merit.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 2, Insightful) 363

Youtube's highest paid content creator (and conversely highest earning content creator for YouTube) was cut over pressure from a partner corporation (which in turn came from the ironic, , via a pessimistic (mis)interpretation of an entertainment video? It is geek news. The trolls implying that he might possibly be antisemitic are just perpetuating the status quo, in promoting that there are more than seven words you can't say.

Comment That's not hard (Score 1) 114

If you package something for sale, you are responsible. Here's a box filled with stuff for 49.99, oops the box exploded one or 10 times. The boxing vendor is responsible, regardless of the interaction that caused it. There is no specific law, but tort law generally plays out that way. A separate boxer? Not that guy's problem but he always has to go to court to be found, not at fault. Nothing here about software liability applies excepting between the packaging vendor and the development team. Will we see the US make a rational decision to this end? No. Will it result in this chain of responsibility eventually, yes.

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