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Comment Re:this is really getting tiring (Score 1) 157

But they're still there. What you've described constitutes deep and systematic racism and sexism that place serious obstacles in front of anyone who isn't the right race and gender. Just because no one is doing it "on purpose", that everyone has good intentions and thinks they're doing their best to be fair doesn't mean it isn't happening. It's the result of pervasive unconscious biases.

Prove it. Prove that's what's happening. You are making an extraordinary claim, you must justify it.

You described it! If you still can't see it, I can't help you.

Comment Re:this is really getting tiring (Score 1) 157

Because who gets promoted to management is entirely based on merit, right?

Sadly no. In my experience, who gets promoted to management has more to do with who you're friends with than actual ability.

Please note that gender and race were not mentioned *once* in the above.

But they're still there. What you've described constitutes deep and systematic racism and sexism that place serious obstacles in front of anyone who isn't the right race and gender. Just because no one is doing it "on purpose", that everyone has good intentions and thinks they're doing their best to be fair doesn't mean it isn't happening. It's the result of pervasive unconscious biases.

So, how do you overcome those unconscious biases, break the stranglehold of the good old boys' network on management positions (or a thousand other similar structures)? How do you root out the unconscious biases and make the people who hold them see that they do? Remember, these are well-intentioned people who consider themselves to be kind, and fair... but they just tend to hang out with their own kind, so that's who they know, and who gets promoted.

Serious question. What's your answer? Just letting the self-reinforcing system continue isn't a good one. So what do you do?

Comment Just install a 3rd party ROM on the phone (Score 4, Insightful) 50

Just install a 3rd party ROM on the phone so you dont have to put up with this crap. Oh wait, its Verizon, they lock the phone down so you cant install 3rd party ROMs or remove their crapware...

Why anyone would go with Verizon when they do this crap instead of going with a phone and carrier that doesn't do crap like this is beyond me.

Comment Phones supporting the HDMI (Score 1) 49

I just wish that it was easier to find out if one's phone supported MHL or not. I really like my Kyocera Duraforce XD and I've used a bluetooth keyboard with it as needed and I've used USB-OTG for serial to network device console ports, it would be swell if it could do MHL but I haven't found any documentation either way and I don't want to start speculatively buying cables.

Comment Re:Scotland just announced a post-Brexit independe (Score 1) 520

That seems very muddy calling it a different country post-1707 given the wording of the Acts of Union that established the Kingdom of Great Britain. It is even a bit muddy post-1607 with the single individual as hereditary monarch of both. It's been over 300 years since this union was established, and it's not like Scottish people remained only in the North and English or Welsh people remained only in the South.

Comment Re:So 60 Minutes... (Score 1) 244

Grand juries and prosecutors usually have wide discretion for bringing charges too. Given that the fraudsters intentionally engaged in fraud with the recordings that they made it's not exactly the same circumstances as recording a farmer willfully kicking his way through the barn packed to the walls with chickens unprompted.

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