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Comment Re:Ummm, Apple won the smartphone war. (Score 0) 203

I hate that Apple is so dominant here. I really want to like and use Android but the truth is in the numbers. Every Android user I know at work is now going iPhone. The bugs, the slow updates, the lack of security, it's all broken them down. Apple has really nailed this and it shows in their profits.

Comment Re:How is this sexism? (Score 1) 764

So this guy is harassing someone as to have sex with her. How is this sexism? Apart from the word being similar that is? Did he claim she is a lesser person because she is a woman?

"I have a girlfriend who fucks other guys. I can't find a girl that will have me, since I'm your manager I'm going to hit on you and if you saw no there will be consequences, though I won't flat out say it. Oh and I can do this because I do not view you as an equal worth of respect"

There is your answer.

Comment Re:Evidence needed (Score 2, Insightful) 764

Considering that every scandal posted here during the last few years about sexism and harassment in the CS field turned out to be massively exaggerated at best and flat out fabricated at worst, I am going to ask for a little more evidence than personal statements in a blog.

Not to mention that SV is already a SJW-infested Marxist hellhole which reduces the probability for such stud-like behaviour considerably already. (Not it does not mean it cannot happen, just that it is less likely than it happening on a cattle ranch in Texas for example)

But is this "in the CS field"? It's a manager at a Taxi company that has an app. Other than the woman engineer, nothing about this is CS in any way.

Comment Re:This has to be a 4chan joke... (Score 1) 764

He was in an open relationship, he said, and his girlfriend was having an easy time finding new partners but he wasn't. He was trying to stay out of trouble at work, he said, but he couldn't help getting in trouble, because he was looking for women to have sex with. It was clear that he was trying to get me to have sex with him, and it was so clearly out of line that I immediately took screenshots of these chat messages and reported him to HR.

No fucking way. This has got to be some kind of alt-right/4chan/cuck joke parody, right? Woman convinces beta male to have "open relationship" so she can fuck alphas on the side, SHOCKING beta with no game can't score, harasses actually capable women and helps ruin otherwise successful company.

"Sluts and cucks ruin everything for everyone." This has to be a joke, right?

I know a company President who took the entire VP/C-Suite to a photo studio one day for a photo shoot. To make sure the pictures turned out great he also brought along 4 or 5 girls from the Customer Care department who flashed their tits at them while they got their pictures taken.

This same President hired half the girls for that department from Hooters where he often took people for business dinners. He was "in an open relationship" with his mail order bride. These people exist, they really do.

Comment Re:Market Forces Kill Coal (Score -1, Troll) 200

This demonstrates exactly how empty the campaign promises to bring back coal were. Nobody wants to burn coal when it's so much more expensive than everything else.

By market forces you mean the immense pressure Obama put on the industry, choking it under regulations while giving huge tax breaks to other energy producers? The "market" had nothing to do with this. This is the very definition of crony capitalism. All they did was offload the costs from the renewable companies and place them onto the tax payer.

If the market decided this I would be all for it but it just aint so.

Comment Re:C-Suite Attitudes (Score -1, Troll) 118

*no wrong... unlike we mere mortals who make typos

Don't worry. Perfect spelling is no longer a requirement at the Department of Education.

God forbid anyone make a fucking typo on twitter right? Fuck off you petty little bitch

Comment Odd (Score 1) 118

Security decisions ultimately come from the board of directors, not the C-Suite or the IT department. The board dictates what direction they way, the C-Suite manages that direction and IT executes the plan.

C-Suite should never be involved with security decisions beyond doing what they are told by the board. History I believe bares this out.

Comment Re:"the kernel is called Magenta." (Score 4, Insightful) 128

Replacing Linux with a home-rolled kernel?

Yes and at present it is closed source.

I am NOT an open source ideologue, however, with Google closed source kernel could only mean that snooping is baked-in at the kernel level. They are not in business of selling OS, so I couldn't think of any other reason to close source it.

They should have named this kernel Tom, as in Peeping Tom.

Its entirely likely they will open it up eventually. Right now its early R&D phase. Time will tell I guess.

Comment Re:Glad they made amends (Score 1) 257

In the USA, Maxim never had nudes, but it was fun and hilarious. Now, it's mostly boring. The articles read like National Geographic for rich millennials-- and mind you, I've enjoyed reading National Geographic since I was a kid. The guy who bought them thought the world needed another Details, when it didn't even buy the original Details.

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