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Comment Re:I doubt Hollywood has an age discrimination iss (Score 1) 300

In any case, discrimination in Hollywood is not a "problem"... it's by design. We, as a society, have for whatever reasons decided that Hollywood can feel free to consider race, gender, age, etc in a way that most businesses are not allowed. California is being a little bit schizophrenic here in that they still allow Hollywood to discriminate based on age but they want to mitigate the effects of this by forbidding the sharing of age information.

Comment Re:Do away with them (Score 1) 87

In an RDBMS context, NULL and blank are two very different unrelated concepts. If you don't know the difference you'll make yourself look stupid.

NULL in an RDBMS context and a "null pointer" in C have nothing to do with each other beyond the word "null". As you get into different languages these terms may be used in various ways that are unrelated, fully related, or only tangentially related to an RDBMS context or whatever.

Comment Re: Echo chamber (Score 1) 851

Obama was hot stuff in 2008 and not so hot today

Seriously, what is your financial situation today vs 2008? I'm really interested in the details here. I'll provide mine in the same way Trump WILL NOT. Provide details of how you were so oppressed over the last 8 years or shut the fuck up.

In 2008 my gross income was maybe ~130K. Last year it was 450K+. What possible fucking reason do I have to regret the last 8 years? I should love Trump's positions, but I have the extra personal burden of social MORALITY. Gotta admit, Obama was a reasonably socially liberal and pitifully financially conservative President. Based on his own statements Trump would be a horribly socially AND financially REGRESSIVE President.

I probably could have dropped the mike there, but can't... I realize I have been extremely fortunate compared to the average in the last 8 years (I am not in the 1%, but definitely the 2-3%) and have donated significantly to various charities. Have you? We know Trump hasn't, outside of his charity that paid for various lawsuits...

Comment Re: Echo chamber (Score 1) 851

We were not discussing getting AWAY from politics, but discussing IT intelligently. To be honest /. is in the 90th percentile in that compared to most other social media sites.

If you want to get AWAY from that, I totally agree to play a game, have fun, and stay off the big boy discussions. Two different things.

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 635

The reason it is so shocking that things are so polarized in this election, though, is not that it's the usual minor distinctions between white conservatism and white liberalism that was the last election - it's that the (so called) conservative candidate has dredged up divisive racial and religious issues most of the first world thought was dealt with - and HE GOT MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR IT.

And further, the Euro-literati who thought this was a local American affectation soon realized it is spreading. Why? Because the distribution of wealth today is moving away from the prosperous 50's-60's and back to where it was in the early 1900's. Why should it be any surprise that those affected are not reacting to that!?
 

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 635

And sure, it is your right to not to business with someone you don't agree with, but that makes you an even bigger idiot because that's not how a society will function. It's more Kindergarten behavior.

Not doing business with people you don't agree with is childish? If you have absolutely no moral standards, I guess. But if you do, it seems like the absolute BEST way to express your opinion to the oligopoly given voting is practically useless towards government policy unless money is attached to it...

Comment Re:So basically... (Score 1) 635

Picking and choosing has a down-side too.

Absolutely is does. And apparently they decided the combination of morals + market was advantageous to call out their interpretation of hatred instead of staying silent.

VR is currently a self-selecting market of affluent tech-savvy people. I'd imagine that combination is easily 75%+ are against shitposting Clinton (whether they are Democrats or just decent people).

Honestly I own a Rift, and when I heard this story I was basically ready to dump it for a a Vive unless Oculus (or really FACEBOOK) responds to this stupidity very soon. If you are a supporter of free speech I assume you are also a supporter of free market. Piss off your customer base at your own peril.

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