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Comment Re:online forums software can be hard to update (Score 1) 85

I had to search the Internet to know what a parameterized query is.

I am not a programmer but I have written some web applications in Perl.

Turns out, I have been using parameterized queries all along for my inserts and updates.

So, there you go, Internet documentation, at least for Perl's DBI appears to "educate smart"

Comment Re: Ahem. (Score 2) 465

You are missing the point.

This isn't really about the content. This is about the fact that he violated (possibly knowingly) the TOS for the platform he was using.

Even if he didn't know he was violating the TOS he should have backed up his stuff.

14+ years on the Interwebs... he has no excuse for remaining ignorant about backups.

Comment Re:Trump will succeed because... (Score 3, Insightful) 407

People are tired of the elite ruling

I don't understand this line. Isn't Trump part of the "elite"

He currently has the power to change the course of thousands of lives if he so chose.

He runs in the same circles as the "elite" right now.

How does that not make him a part of the ruling class?

Comment Re:Here we go again... (Score 1) 105

Dude, nothing on the Internet is reliably substantiated. It is a web site.

You are right that there are definite libel concerns which I am sure will not be overlooked.

However, remaining silent about it is only allowing the creep to continue his predatory practices.

At least now, people might think twice before getting into a situation where they are alone with him.

Comment Re:Here we go again... (Score 1) 105

That is exactly what I am talking about.

These situations do not exist in a vacuum. They are incremental, building up slowly until you realize you are in a situation you absolutely don't want to be in.

I had a situation once where I was inebriated at a small party. One of the guys who I knew to be gay and who I considered a friend started to get aggressive in his sexual advances. I kept saying no but he was *very* insistent. I ended up having to leave because I felt so uncomfortable.

This is something that few hetero men ever deal with but happens all the time to women and gay men. It's not ok to act like that. It is predatory.

Comment Re:Here we go again... (Score 1) 105

Just because rape can be violent doesn't mean that it is always violent.

People like Jacob Applebaum use their power and influence to manipulate people into doing what he wants.

I have experienced these types of people first hand and it gives me chills to think about even now.

I, for one, am glad that someone created the http://jacobappelbaum.net/ website. It brings awareness and calls him out on his BS.

People like this subsist on the goodwill and empathy of others.

In my book, Jacob Applebaum deserves to get kicked off the board. He brought it on himself.

Sadly, I don't think it will slow him down too much. I am sure that this is not the last we hear about this man.

Also, if Jacob Applebaum was a woman, we likely would not be hearing about this at all...

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