I've got to the point that every time a politician lies, I buy a box of ammo.
I've had to buy three warehouses this election cycle so far.
Security is mostly / always at the cost of convenience, and often costs money budgets don't have (until it is too late).
I know that in our organization, security is always an afterthought, even though we in IT try to make it a priority. Decisions made by people who are ignorant are almost always wrong (broken clocks being right twice a day), because they are almost always based on convenience over security.
And when the inevitable security problems come up, they expect IT to fix them, without compromising all their stupid decisions along the way.
When ever someone makes a REALLY stupid suggestion (easily guessed passwords), I try to put it into terms they can understand
One race instills systematic impediments that create an uneven playing field holding back other races from equitably participating in the riches of our society. This is just wrong!
You mean like the SF quarterback who is among the %01, raised by white parents when his black parents abandoned him, complaining about being "oppressed"?
IF there are systemic impediments that create an uneven playing field, it is by those who keep insisting that there are impediments even in the face of all the proof in the world that such things do not exist, because the belief is what is holding these people back.
Or, think of it this way, the whole DNC "you can't make it because rich white people are keeping you down and you need our (DNC) help" is patently offensive and racist. Partly because it is run by "rich white people" telling poor black people they need rich white people's help. If that isn't fucking racist, I don't know what is.
Tribalism is based on Evolutionary group behavior. Humans cannot really survive well as individuals in an evolutionary setting.
You cannot nullify millions of years of evolution by simply willing it away. So, while you "struggle to understand", I don't struggle to understand, because it is easy to understand. It isn't an "irrational emotional response", it is bred into us, and is pure instinct, just like breading itself is.
The other option to this is that we are not millions of years old evolutionary creatures, but are a creation of a deity, much much younger. And as a creation, then we must argue over which creation story is correct, and thus begins the "tribalism" that occurs over such arguments.
Personally, I like to think that tribalism is neither good nor bad, but how things "are". My tribe (aka Family) exists, my choice of friends (alliances) extends my tribe. I get along with some other tribes, and I don't get along with some other tribes. It isn't binary, but often appears that way.
My particular view is also one of the reasons why I am a Libertarian. Because, as long as your tribe leaves my tribe alone, to live as we see fit, and I do the same, I really don't care what god you believe in, what OS you use, what race you are. The problem are those people who DO care what others believe, and do
These kinds of threads make me feel old. Not as old as some of you though.
My problem is that I lurked far too long.
The second Bitcoin got mentioned, 100% positive this is a scam. It is essentially the currency of criminals and psychopaths.
X-rated theaters still exist and are in practically every porn shop with an 'arcade.' Even today in 2016.
Plenty of people don't want their significant others to find out. These kinds of people go to these establishments.
System going down at 5 this afternoon to install scheduler bug.