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Comment Re:A comment from outside the slashdot sewer: (Score -1, Flamebait) 283

Holy shit, the lack of self-awareness is strong in you.

The OP used the term "little white male snowflakes" ironically to make the point that the people who scream loudest about snowflakes are doing nothing more than projecting their own fragility.

And since you are so profoundly unaware, that's you buttercup.

Bingo

But the one thing I've learned when dealing with snowflakes of any color - but especially the white male ones - is that they only scream harder that they're the TRUE victim, while using every tool at their disposal to try to silence anyone who calls them out, when you tell them to quit their bullshit.

So I take my "Troll" rating by the special snowflakes with pride. The poor things thought slashdot was their echo chamber safe space.

Comment A comment from outside the slashdot sewer: (Score -1, Troll) 283

The responses to this article show the exact reason why it's so hard to maximize organizational talent: the inherent racism and sexism of little white male snowflakes who try to pretend their inherent advantages don't exist, while they do their best to sabotage others. There are, however, a few people who actually seem to get it, as this letter to the editor of a college paper shows.

To the women in my engineering classes:

While it is my intention in every other interaction I share with you to treat you as my peer, let me deviate from that to say that you and I are in fact unequal. Sure, we are in the same school program, and you are quite possibly getting the same GPA as I, but does that make us equal?

I did not, for example, grow up in a world that discouraged me from focusing on hard science.

Nor did I live in a society that told me not to get dirty, or said I was bossy for exhibiting leadership skills.

In grade school I never had to fear being rejected by my peers because of my interests.

I was not bombarded by images and slogans telling me that my true worth was in how I look, and that I should abstain from certain activities because I might be thought too masculine.

I was not overlooked by teachers who assumed that the reason I did not understand a tough math or science concept was, after all, because of my gender.

I have had no difficulty whatsoever with a boys club mentality, and I will not face added scrutiny or remarks of my being the “diversity hire.”

When I experience success the assumption of others will be that I earned it.

So, you and I cannot be equal. You have already conquered far more to be in this field than I will ever face.

Sincerely,

Jared Mauldin

Senior in Mechanical Engineering

Comment Re: Private Offices (Score 2) 360

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 The self-driving car is blamed for human error (Score 4, Insightful) 227

I am reminded that when cars were first invented, there were laws put in place mandating that someone walk ahead of any self-propelled vehicle waving a red flag, for fear of scaring horses and making people uncomfortable.

I'm sure that in one hundred years this sort of reaction - blaming the software for an inattentive driver failing to yield - will be seen in exactly the same way.

Comment Re: Which is more important? (Score 2, Insightful) 244

Treason is the actual charge with which the FBI intended to charge Hillary Clinton.

The FBI never intended to charge Hillary Clinton with treason. If they had, they would have recommended exactly that. They didn't even intend to charge her with mishandling classified information. If they had, they would have done so as well. The only thing that happened was that in deciding that she had done nothing worth an indictment over, Director Comey decided to violate protocol and offer critiques about her email practices. Presumably because he was Ken Starr's right hand man all during the 1990s, trying to pin something - anything - on the Clintons. And failed. Because they hadn't done anything illegal then, either. (With the exception of Bill lying under oath about an affair in a nuisance lawsuit.)

Comment A "mutual obligation" ? (Score 1) 406

But last month a U.S. district judge ruled that Ivey and his partner had a "mutual obligation" to the casino, in which their "primary obligation" was to not...

I wonder if this judge also believes that casinos have a "mutual obligation" to problem gamblers to make sure that they're not gambling money intended for other purposes? Because the way I always notice the headlines, it's usually "Man embezzles funds, gambles it all away at the casino." No one ever seems to ask the casino for that money back.

This is just another way of the innate bias in the legal system - where corporations, no matter how sleazy their business practices, get different rules.

Comment Re:What about Scheme? (Score 3, Interesting) 205

A programmer who knows nothing beyond the likes of those is not well rounded and better get adjusted to the idea of being a galley slave for their entire career.

If you aspire to the boardroom, I strongly suggest you learn a bit of PowerPoint, excel, and basic business understanding, The language used at that level is all P/L calculations, by which I don't mean PL/I, but "Profit and Loss".

Insofar as fad languages are concerned, their main problem besides their terrible tool support, microscopic communities, non-existent code/library base to solve common problems, and lack of a clear niche that really only they fill best - is that the vast majority of actual programming work lies in understanding requirements and coming up with a reasonable set of approaches, designs, and patterns to fill them. For that, you don't need intellectual masturbation. You need to be smart and experienced enough to actually understand how to create a fully realized architecture actually capable of working, and not immediately falling over under load (with inscrutable error messages).

Really, the only use that so many different hobby languages provide is a form of job lock-in, and a gateway keeping out people who aren't smart enough to solve the company's real problems.

// Senior/Enterprise Architect

Comment Re:Correction... all AMERICAN millennials (Score 4, Informative) 495

I'm not bitching about white people. I am one. But when 20% of Trump voters openly believe that getting rid of black slavery was a bad idea, these people putting Trump over the top, I'm not going to pretend that it's not a fact.

Taking note of racists and racist attitudes isn't itself racist, guy. And trying to pretend that it is, is obvious projection on your part. So I'll let others decide who is in fact the racist pile of shit in this conversation.

Comment Correction... all AMERICAN millennials (Score 2, Insightful) 495

Worldwide, millennials are doing great. The World Bank Forecasts Global Poverty to Fall Below 10% for First Time.

The problem for Americans is that we can't exactly ask the Chinese to go back to having 45 million people starve to death in a new "Great Leap Forward", no matter how much taking their labor skills off the capitalist market might improve the labor demand for unskilled white Trump voting high-school dropouts. Globalism is a bitch if you were used to getting a free ride.

Comment Re:What do you want to be ? (Score 2) 104

Actually, it's not. Its a commodity designed to make untraceable (and mostly illegal) economic transactions easier, everything from evading oppressive government rules, to drug deals, to ransomware payoffs. The only reason why it's not used for tax evasion is that due to it being a commodity, it quite literally can't handle the scale that that criminality; it'd be like a minnow swallowing a whale.

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