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Comment Re:Yeah... (Score 2, Informative) 374

Feels good eh? Being all right and righteous? Because I have a friend who runs a crane with a construction crew. The simple fact she's on the team is a constant issue for the men, they can't seem to get over it. Sexual harassment is a daily issue and she's learned to simply not say anything or make waves. She was no accepted on the team and the standards for her work are twice that of her co-workers because of the constant review. Despite these limitations she's persisted and eventually gained some respect as an operator after 8 years. The fact is women aren't respected in these professions and it takes a great deal of extra effort to make it. This is why many women don't participate - patriarchy. As a woman in the tech industry I face the same discrimination. I've had men ignore me in a room despite the fact I'm the CTO of the company because they assume I'm a secretary.

Comment Illness is a put-down (Score 1) 397

It's really intended as a put down rather than a precise medical term. I was born with a correctable birth defect. It's very simple and easily treated, no need for all the drama. Most birth defects or endocrine disorders are "illnesses", although the word is not commonly applied. I think that's the reason some people respond so powerfully to calling it an illness. I'm transgender and don't give a shit what you call it but calling mentally ill people mentally ill is true but still probably an asshole thing to do. Not that anyone cares anymore. We are in the age of Don't-Care.

Comment Not an illness (Score 1) 397

Unlike blindness transgenderism is not a defect of function, per se. I was born with a correctable birth defect. It's very simple and easily treated, no need for all the drama. Transgenderism, queerness and all of LGBT are normal and natural behaviors that present in nature. They're found in wonderful people and animals of all kinds who live deeply full and beautiful lives. Being transgender is not a limitation in the sense that it's fully treatable.

Comment Re:How to get it in future? Where is it lodged? (Score 2) 397

It's really an endocrine disorder brought about by a birth defect that can be partially surgically corrected. Opinionated assholes on either side don't contribute in any way to ease the suffering in the world. Giving trans-people treatment has been unilaterally found to save lives. Who cares about labels when people's lives are at stake.

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 2) 497

Cash pay (where individual people "write the check") is the highest cost healthcare area and has the worst healthcare outcomes. Insurance companies (where someone else is paying) negotiate lower rates and know the value of individual procedures. Your average Joe on the other hand has no idea and will pay many times what an insurance company will for the same procedure.

Comment Re:Immigration policy is not hate speech (Score 1) 1058

We liberals were all just sitting around waiting to celebrate another group of murdered children with a news story about gun control. Then, HARK, what's this? Shit! Stop the presses! They were murdered with KNIVES? Fuck Satan what were you thinking? That doesn't fit our narrative AT ALL!

Comment Re:twitter is proprietary company (Score 1) 1058

The only kind of wedding a gay person CAN HAVE is a GAY wedding. There's nothing special about "weddings" that allow a person to discriminate. Any other celebration can be substituted with "gay" prefixed and suddenly it's impossible for a gay couple to buy anything anywhere. Just because of who they ARE.

Comment Re:Twitter, aka @Jack, doesn't care about hate spe (Score 1) 1058

"SJW's" is a very divisive and ill defined term. But I think most social justice is an attempt at exactly that. It always strikes me as incredible how much some people fear change. They look at it like it's "discrimination" to treat people with basic respect. I'm not sure if that's what you're doing in this comment, I'm not sure exactly who you're talking about. I would be opposed to more discrimination myself.

Comment Re:Twitter, aka @Jack, doesn't care about hate spe (Score 2) 1058

Nobody who actually listens to #BlackLivesMatter people will find them saying that black people are the superior race. That's hilariously nutty. Boogoo nutterballs. These videos reflect more on you than they do #BlackLivesMatter.

Comment Is this a Java problem? (Score 4, Informative) 411

It seems like the Java ecosystem is fine tuned for producing a high signal to noise ratio as far as intent of code is concerned. So much of the ecosystem stresses templates, massive IDEs and other automated tools that make the production of thousands of lines of unnecessary boilerplate incredibly easy. Besides, isn't this the nature of Java anyway? It seems like it's designed to produce the most verbose code possible in the hope that if everything is explicit more bugs can be diagnosed since the compiler has more to work with. It's almost a troll article, seriously, it's like the guy is just tryiing to piss people off.

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