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Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students

Bigbutt Re:Agreed (65 comments)

But what about Q?

[John]

2 hours ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Bigbutt Re:I wish we didn't need something like this (573 comments)

Sir, I think you need to step back and take a breath.

Since we haven't exchanged a single word until now, I don't see how I'm being argumentative. I'm asking a simple question.

I would hope any man or anyone would stop it should it be happening in front of them. If I happened to be in a bar (I don't drink so it's unlikely) and saw someone pour a strange chemical into a drink, I hope I would say something.

Depending on the circumstances, I would most likely help a person. But I am also quite wary of scams, having been the victim of a couple (which I escaped with only a loss of money) perpetrated by women.

Certainly I personally am not going to drug a woman's drink.

But I'm already doing this. And I'm reasonably sure a majority of guys are doing this. It sounds like you want us to do something about the guys who are doing this. I'm with you, brother because just you and me and the rest of the guys who aren't doing it, doesn't appear to be fixing the problem since we're still discussing this and there are still rapes.

Is there something more we should or even could be doing? It's an honest question. Should we all wear buttons that say "Don't Rape Other People"?

[John]

2 days ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Bigbutt Re:I wish we didn't need something like this (573 comments)

As someone who doesn't drink, I've always thought of bars as places to pick up single women or be picked up if you are a woman. A woman is there, dressed up, and presenting herself as available for dating. And guys are there to look for dates. Women bring other women for support or protection. Guys come with other guys to give him the courage to approach a woman. I've never considered it a social gathering place.

That's what I get for not drinking and getting all my information from movies and TV I guess.

Carl

2 days ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Bigbutt Re:I wish we didn't need something like this (573 comments)

And again I'd like to know how you want to proceed with this. Tell every person we meet "don't rape"? Just tell our friends "don't rape"? How do you propose to enforce zero-tolerance proactively?

[John]

2 days ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Bigbutt Re:I wish we didn't need something like this (573 comments)

But the police don't prevent rape. They apprehend rapists after the offense. Rape can be pretty traumatic and in some cases is life changing. This needs to be addressed before the Rape happens.

The proposal doesn't seem to be about arresting the perpetrators but in making sure guys don't act when situations arise (so to speak).

And of course, arrests after the fact should already be happening.

[John]

2 days ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Bigbutt Re:progress (95 comments)

57, and yes. :)

[John]

2 days ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

Bigbutt Re: Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

Crime show cop so take the question with a grain of salt.

Since you needed the Google tip to get the warrant, if they can't prove it was or wasn't planted, couldn't that kill the chain causing whatever they found on his computer/tablet to be inadmissible?

[John]

about three weeks ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

Bigbutt Re:Yes, let's do this. (409 comments)

[Les Nessman] oooOOooo, there's an idea.

[John]

about three weeks ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Bigbutt Re:5thed is irrelevant. (183 comments)

It's why I whipped up a set of web pages to handle combat of all types. The originals are a hack. I need to update them for 5th.

[John]

about a month ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

Bigbutt Re:The only good thing (511 comments)

Just for me personally, no. I don't drink coffee or alcohol.

[John]

about a month ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

Bigbutt Re:Ban caffeine! (511 comments)

I guess the Mormons were on to something.

[John]

about a month ago
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AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8%

Bigbutt Re:Minimum wage (119 comments)

Citation Please.

[John]

about 1 month ago
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The Psychology of Phishing

Bigbutt Re:Stopped using LinkedIn (128 comments)

Yea, I closed my account with linked in. Far too much noise and very very little signal.

[John]

about a month ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

Bigbutt Re:Some people are jerks (362 comments)

Marion Zimmer Bradley comes to mind.

[John]

about a month ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Bigbutt Excellent! (590 comments)

More T&A for the male readers and unreal body expectations for the females. Win-win. :)

[John]

about a month and a half ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

Bigbutt Re:Streisand effect (311 comments)

What, no links? Bastard. I hadn't heard of this site until I got to Slashdot. Bookmarked for later review.

[John]

about a month and a half ago
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Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

Bigbutt Re:real vs pretend (353 comments)

Bottom line, hell yes the

Oh man, the insurance goons got him!

[John]

about a month and a half ago

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You Wouldn't Download A Car?

Bigbutt Bigbutt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Bigbutt writes "It appears that the background theme that plays on DVDs during the anti-piracy advertisement was for a specific audience. When the author heard it on a DVD he rented, he realized it was being used well beyond the original contract. He's now suing for a million euros."
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Reasons for the username

Bigbutt Bigbutt writes  |  more than 4 years ago

The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across The 8th Dimension

I'm a fan of Christopher Lloyd, have been since Taxi I guess. His character in Buckaroo Bonzi was John Big Booty "Big Boo TAE". They were all "John" something; John Big YaYa for example. So when I created my account, I created "BigButt" as a fan tribute sort of account.

That's not to say I don't have a big butt, certainly it's smaller now.

It's also why I sign off as:

[John]

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