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Comment Re:If??!?!?!! Really, now Twitter?!?!?! (Score 1) 1037

I see you're not denying it was sexism. Now you know you've lost the argument, you're trying to have a different argument.

I knew your memory was short, but this is a new record ... even by your usual standards! Let me quote, in full, *my* assertion and *your* response to my original "not sexist" assertion:

Attacking a single woman does not make one sexist.

Depends on the nature of the attack. In this case [...]

So I've already denied it was sexism; in fact, that's how I entered this thread. Just what kind of "scientist" were you anyway? Gender studies? Social sciences?

Thanks for playing.

How does it feel, now that your bubble about societal norms is thoroughly burst? Will you make a new /. ID to post again in 4 years when all the doom-and-gloom you're predicting fails to materialise? Does your virtue-signalling address whatever need you have within you that makes you accuse everyone of thought-crime?

Comment Re:If??!?!?!! Really, now Twitter?!?!?! (Score 1) 1037

Attacking a single woman does not make one sexist.

Depends on the nature of the attack. In this case (suggesting it was PMS) was pretty much the textbook definition of sexism because it is attacking here merely for being female. I now look forward to you rationalizing it away.

So, when you get called dickhead you accuse the caller of misandry? Rationalize that.

Comment That quote says it all (Score 5, Insightful) 92

He blamed a more cautious outlook from VCs focused on tech as the primary reason for letting 40 of Pebble's staff go.

In what universe is this quote acceptable?

This man appears to believe that businesses get money from VCs and pays money to employees+suppliers. Last I checked, businesses got money from customers. They'd get /loans/ from banks (but that has to be paid back).

The problem with a lot of SV/Tech startups is that the people involved appear to believe that their income comes from VCs. Their business plan is effectively "Get VC Money, Then Sell Company!"

A depressed market would soon separate the wheat from the chaff.

Comment Re:If??!?!?!! Really, now Twitter?!?!?! (Score 1) 1037

To imply that a female professional at the top of her game couldn't aggressively question him because she was some how out of her wits because of a natural bodily function she's been dealing with since she was 13 is absolutely sexist.

Attacking a single woman does not make one sexist. Attacking all, disparaging all, certainly. But your use of the word "sexist" to describe the way a person treats a couple of specific individuals is objectively incorrect.

Comment Re: Necessary (Score 1) 394

While I think that mppp is a fuckwit, but minus the wit, the statement (alone):

Mass surveillance is a necessary consequence of mass immigration from the Muslim world.

does not tell you anything about his support for or against mass surveillance.

Someone stating that $X is a necessary consequence of $Y in no way implies support for or against $X, regardless of whether $X is or is not a necessary consequence of $Y.

Comment Re:oh boy (Score 1) 524

I think you mean 75% of the country. The thought HRC was well-supported, but it turns out only 25% of the country (or less) actually supported her. This means that these pundits were (and still are) out of touch with the 75% of the country who did not vote for her.

Trump's 62mil votes is not "75% of the country", unless you're using geographic area.

No one claimed that. My claim is that HRC's ~64m votes is 25% (or less) of the country. She has, whether you like it or not, the support of roughly 25% (or less) of the country. There was, whether you even want to acknowledge it or not, only a 0.66% difference in support between Clinton and Trump.

The margin of popularity between Clinton and Trump is barely a rounding error. Plotted on a 0%-100% chart printed on A4 paper, you won't even see the difference!

you numpty.

Nice. Classy.

Comment Re:oh boy (Score 1) 524

That partially goes to show you how out of touch pundits and comedians are with half of the country.

I think you mean 20% of the country.

I think you mean 75% of the country. The thought HRC was well-supported, but it turns out only 25% of the country (or less) actually supported her. This means that these pundits were (and still are) out of touch with the 75% of the country who did not vote for her.

Comment Re:Erlang? (Score 1) 403

1) From what I now, Erlang doesn't work on Windows as well as on Linux. I'd wager it's related to lower level details, and not something that an implementation of the GNU userspace can fix.

The last time I looked at kernel call translation, it was not possible to make a fork() replacement for the NT kernel. Maybe this is changed now? In any case, without an efficient implementation of CoW fork() a lot of things that are lightweight in unixes are orders of magnitude heavier in NT. I expect that Erlang uses CoW process creation to keep overhead small enough to compete with shared-memory threads.

Therefore, I distrust their claim regarding Erlang.

2) Why did they feel the need to mention Erlang explicitly, is it really that popular in Linux world?

Not really popular, as far as I can tell. I've done a few Erlang projects (in Telecoms, where it really *is* popular) but I was not impressed.

Comment Re:I saw that too (Score 1) 2

I block all their tracking and ads, even the ugly brown embedded ones (or were they rust coloured? Don't recall) but still want to support the site. If enabling ads is the only way, then they lose. Ad trackers will not be allowed.

Comment Re:Small tidbit (Score 1) 121

If you remember that picture of Mark Zuckerberg sitting at his laptop, not only was the camera taped over but also the headphone jack. He knew that there was a security problem with the headphone jack that also functioned as an audio input.

The headphone jack on its own can do nothing. It's when you plug in headphones (or speakers) into it that the sound can be recorded.

Comment Re:Mainstream media is scared (Score 1) 725

You have to realize just how much the recent election shocked the shit out of the media. Wow, there is a whole world out there and they have NO IDEA what is going on. They have been living in a bubble and that bubble was burst, badly, on election night. They are deep hurting and this isn't any kind of fake crocodile tears hurt. It's for real and they are going to engage in the kind of defense mechanisms that humans engage in when they are hurt this badly.

So, what should their reaction be to the fact that the world doesn't conform to how they think? Take a long, hard look at themselves and change? Or double down, adopt a fortress mentality, and deny that there's anything wrong? Label these dissenting voices "fake news" and strive mightily the MSM's chief weapon, credibility, to discredit them.

Well, that was what they did with "gamergate" - they doubled down on the shaming language until the gamers metaphorically spanked them. It wasn't until the advertisers pulled the advertising dollars that they backed down.

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