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Long-range Electric Car World Speed Record Broken By Australian Students

Cederic Re:Can I go anywhere useful yet? (114 comments)

Fuck no. I just had my first meal since Monday, why do I need to break a mere car journey?

6 hours ago
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Long-range Electric Car World Speed Record Broken By Australian Students

Cederic Re:That's great, but ... (114 comments)

And yet they have a record, which implies that the Tesla can't sustain a mere 66mph for just 310 miles.

I'm finding myself continually underwhelmed by these electric cars.

6 hours ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Cederic Re:What?!? (783 comments)

Well, we're both making assumptions here.

Refusing to get off an aircraft: arrested
Refusing to leave an airport: arrested
Shouting/being abusive to staff in an airport: risk of arrest
Being calm and stating clearly that you disagree and will not be able to comply: very very rarely arrested, and often leads to successful lawsuits

We don't know whether he was being calm, abusive, aggressive, relaxed or just completely silent, so it's hard to know where on the scale he fits.

I agree that staying calm and refusing to remove the twitter comment would have left him unable to fly, although it may not have required him to leave the airport. He could have gone to the ticket desk for another carrier, purchased new tickets and left on a different aircraft, then claimed from SW for the costs, delay, etc. He chose not to.

13 hours ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Cederic Re:He is lucky not being labelled a terrorist... (783 comments)

Only in Tennessee, elsewhere they'll misuse the wrong batch of drugs to torture him to death.

Oddly this isn't seen as a bad thing.

yesterday
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Cederic Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (783 comments)

How is it a threat? If I post "lmrik is wrong, it's not a threat" is that a threat to you?

Statement of fact : not a threat.
Statement of subjective opinion : not a threat.
Recommendation of action : potential threat.
Statement of intended action : threat.
Threat of action subject to conditions : threat.

If he'd said "..is rude and you should slap her when you see her" then that may be a threat.
If he'd said "..is rude and I'm going to punch her in the face" then that may be a threat.
If he'd said "..is rude and unless I get onto the first three rows of this aircraft I'm going to get back off, hunt her down, rip her legs off and use them to beat to death the passenger that nicked my seat" then that's an interesting court case around whether it's an actionable threat or mere venting of frustration.

I still don't see how "..is rude." is a threat.

yesterday
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Cederic Re:Customer service? (783 comments)

So his time isn't more important than everyone else. Accepted.
But his time isn't less important than everyone else either. So why shouldn't he have the opportunity to keep his bag close to him and benefit from the same ease of disembarking that everybody else enjoys?

yesterday
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Cederic Re:What?!? (783 comments)

No, even then it's not a 'first amendment' issue. The police wouldn't arrest him for the tweet, they'd arrest him for causing a public disturbance in an airport.

Not sure which laws in the US would apply but there are about six different ones in the UK that could be used, none of which care about the tweet.

If he left the tweet online and walked out of the airport he wouldn't get arrested. The tweet isn't the issue, his persistent demands that he's let onto the plane would be the issue.

yesterday
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For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

Cederic what about black workers? (169 comments)

Sorry, you've called out the African Americans, white, asian.. what about Black, Afro-Carribean, African, Arab workers? What about hispanics, European-American, Irish American, the "My great grandfather had a niece whose mother's great uncle was Scottish"-American?

Fuck you and your racist focus. Try breaking down employment by social background, place of abode and other factors before throwing racial fucking stereotypes at us.

yesterday
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Cederic Re:Feminist here (918 comments)

"Men too" is not an answer, because the harassment and threats that women face is disproportionate to what men face.

No, men face actual violence rather than mere threats. Have you seen assault numbers broken down by gender? Murder numbers?

How old where you when you first feared to be raped?

12, since you ask. I had to fight off four attackers. Luckily they were too focussed on achieving penetration to actually work out how to immobilise me.

A significant portion of women in the western world has endured sexual abuse and probably still bears the scars of that.

So I'm meant to do what about it exactly?

Yes, men are also abused. It is a problem, but it's nowhere as common and nowhere as socially acceptable.

Abuse of women is not socially acceptable where I live, where I work, where I go out at night. Maybe you should move to a better country.

Then again, maybe I should. Abuse of men is socially acceptable, when it's merely verbal.

Your experience is not the same as those of the opposite gender.
Deal with it.

I can and do deal with it. I'm just fucked off with the pretense that women have it so much worse.

2 days ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Cederic Re:Pft (918 comments)

He probably wouldn't have reported it. Men don't usually report minor (in the sense of no visible physical injury) incidents of assault and battery unless they were looking for any ammunition they could use against someone (i.e. they really hate the attacker and want to get back at them).

Yeah, I didn't report the assault I received from a woman in the workplace.

I did make notes of the incident and keep them offsite, for fear that she'd complain about me for my response to the assault - I turned and told her that if she did that again I'd punch her in the face.

She didn't report it, so I didn't bother to report it either. She was a very sexist person though.

2 days ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Cederic Re:Pft (918 comments)

Oh, so you're normal are you? I guess that makes the rest of us the fucking freaks?

Fuck you and your normality.

2 days ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Cederic Re:Pft (918 comments)

Just because the average gamer is now mature doesn't mean that there isn't a sizeable population of wankers out there too.

Anyway, what's wrong with the word 'fuck'? I use it daily, in the office, and it would be sexist of me to try and avoid it in front of my female colleagues.

2 days ago
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"Intelligent" Avatars Poised To Manage Airline Check-In

Cederic Re:Sigh. (102 comments)

Society needs to figure it out, but that doesn't mean halting progress, it doesn't mean returning to a subsistence lifestyle and it doesn't meant that the middle classes are some important protected group that we dare not touch.

Fuck 'em, adapt or die.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

Cederic Re:They need exactly 63 999 employees (272 comments)

64k is 65536 and don't let no fuckwit anal cunts try and impose some arbitrary bullshit standard with a stupid name on you.

I read KiB as a bad abbreviation of kibble. My cats eat kibble. They're enjoying some of this stuff as I type:
http://www.orijenpetfoods.co.u...

My cats know that 2 to the power of whatever is the important number.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

Cederic Re:How many employees does Slashdot need? (272 comments)

MS bashing has been a core Slashdot content since before I created an account. If anything it's slackened off significantly since MS lost their complete dominance of consumer computing.

about a week ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Cederic Re:US and UK "spreading the blame"?? (503 comments)

shoulder-fired missiles cannot reach 33,000 feet, so it must have been military gear.

Where can I get me one of these civilian shoulder-fired SAMs?

about a week ago
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The Least They Could Do: Amazon Charges 1 Cent To Meet French Free Shipping Ban

Cederic Re:Not France vs US (309 comments)

Fuck you and your aspie world.

What he said has fuck all to do with being (or not being) aspie.

Incidentally, your post breaks UK law - stop fucking discriminating against a learning disability you cunt.

about two weeks ago
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Single European Copyright Title On the Horizon

Cederic Re:Only one answer, to the Brits (94 comments)

Maggie made sure you guy's contribute less than the others and you are still moaning.

Less than France and Germany, perhaps. Oh no, we're only in the top fucking three. Quick, lets celebrate this senseless waste of several billion pounds.

If Britain has so many shortcomings then it'll be no loss to the EU when we leave.

about two weeks ago

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L1NUX for sale

Cederic Cederic writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Cederic (9623) writes "The vagaries of the UK car licensing system mean that in 1993 the number plate L1NUX was given out as a valid UK number plate. Surprisingly it's taken until 2007 to reach Ebay. No, I didn't bid."

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