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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Darby Re:Killing us with rent (496 comments)

Anyone paid less than $100k/year will be forced to the fringes of the city,

I make that in Chicago. I interviewed with Amazon and was amazed at the rents for smaller places. You might want to revise that minimum up :-(

about 2 months ago

Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Darby Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

The unions in the US have way too much power,

Wow, thanks for demonstrating that you don't know a fucking thing about the topic.

Unions in the US have been almost entirely exterminated.

This is quite possibly the stupidest comment I have ever seen.

You're a delusional fucking moron.

about 4 months ago

Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

Darby Re:A new law in not what is needed (519 comments)

Next time you see some one doing an up-skirt don't look away, look right at the person and make it clear you see him (or her) and do not approve.

I have a friend who used to do shit like that. Not like super duper creepy, but opportunistically.

We were all out at a bar one time and he's walking back to the table, sees this girl in a short skirt facing away from with at a "good" angle.

He starts lining up the shot and his girlfriend goes up to the girl and says, "Excuse me, there's some pervert over there trying to take a picture of your underwear".
The girl looks around sees him calls him a pervert and we all bust out laughing.

Don't fuck with Lisa. They've been married a long time now ;-)

about a year ago

Delayed Fatherhood May Be Linked To Certain Congenital and Mental Disorders

Darby Re:In other news.. (192 comments)

Now, Dude...

You've been around these parts for some time and in my experience you always have something of value to add when you say something...


What the heck happened with your formatting there?

about a year ago

Windows 8 Metro: The Good Kind of Market Segmentation?

Darby Re:Had to be said (389 comments)

You left out the Z and the F.

about a year ago

Reports Say Satya Nadella Is Microsoft's Next CEO

Darby Re:here's a suggestion (177 comments)

Why aren't you taking the homeless guy home to crash on your couch you fucking hypocrite?

Given the fact that OP hasn't made his way in the world by asserting his moral supremacy he's not actually a hypocrite.

You, on the other hand are defending hypocrites. Kiddy fucking hypocrites.

about a year ago

Reports Say Satya Nadella Is Microsoft's Next CEO

Darby Re:here's a suggestion (177 comments)

Using multiple different meanings of the word "fuck". I'm not sure how "bareback" would work in some of the non-literal uses of "fuck".

Maybe "without a reach around"?

That just screams asshole in all contexts.

1 year,2 hours

EA Caves: SimCity Offline Mode Coming

Darby Re:too little too late? (198 comments)

Yeah, hey, dealer...I was gonna pack another bowl...of that stuff...you hooked me up with.

Are you saying....wait back up a second...are you saying that's not the optimal approach to things?

Mind blown....I'm totally going to start showing up on your doorstep whenever I get high even though I didn't get it from you...just to run it by you...you'd totally like that, right?!?!

1 year,17 days

New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

Darby Re:Further disconnect from the "GOP". (1010 comments)

Unfortunately the money is with the corportists.The real energy though is with the tea party.

I find it bizarre that you don't understand that these are the same side.

The shrinking of the federal government the tea baggers keep pushing is only in those areas designed to reign in the corporatists.

The tea party is primarily funded by the corporatists for exactly this reason.

Are you honestly so out of touch that you don't grasp this?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

Darby Re:Market Saturation (506 comments)

I understand you have your commitments, but if you didn't, would it have been worthwhile given the difference in cost of living?

about a year ago

Bill Gates's Plan To Improve Our World

Darby Re:Most of the problems listed have a single cause (445 comments)

Do you not believe in it, or are you, as you stated, just skeptical? That would make you an agnostic. It's true that agnostics don't have a belief system, as by definition they don't know what to believe. Atheists are another matter.

So completely wrong and people are modding this insightful?!?

A skeptic and an agnostic are not the same thing.
An agnostic is not defined anything like "they don't know what to believe".

An agnostic is one who thinks that it is not possible to know whether or not there is a god.
A gnostic thinks that it is possible to know whether or not there is a god.
Gnosticism speaks to what can be known, it doesn't say anything about belief.

So if you think it's impossible to know whether or not god exists, but choose to believe that he does, then you are an agnostic theist.
If you think that it is possible to know that (whether or not you actually do know) and choose not to believe, then you are a gnostic atheist.

The other two combinations are left as an exercise for the reader which I would suggest you actually do since you are this badly informed on the topic

  "As a defense mechanism, they attempt insults or ridicule, rather than engage in reasonable debate."

That's known as projection on your part.

about a year ago

Citizen Eavesdrops On Former NSA Director Michael Hayden's Phone Call

Darby Re:Bragging about torture (390 comments)

I still think Reagan is worse.

He set us on this path, and a large percentage of the country still doesn't understand what a complete disaster he was. Hell, a lot of Repugs still think he was a great president.

I mean selling crack to American school kids to buy guns for Osama bin laden is only the tip of the iceberg.

about a year ago

Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve

Darby Re:I do not understand why this is a story (740 comments)

it's just that a massive financial gain clouded their judgement

Look, no more offense intended than necessary, but are you three years old or have you been in a coma for the last 30+ years?!?

Let me guess, you think they're going to get punished for this.

They did it with the full knowledge that they would get away with it.

They knew that because they figured that there are enough ostensibly intelligent people such as yourself that are *that fucking stupid*.

And, you know what?

They were god damn motherfucking right.

I almost want to shoot you in the face more than I do them at this point.

They were right.

Please do not ever vote and if you feel the least twinge of depression, just off yourself.

People as fucking naive and as deeply stupid as you are why we're where we are.

about a year ago

Ferrari's New Car Tech Idea: Make Car Go Really Fast

Darby Re:201 mph (226 comments)

I did 110 (according to the spedometer..maxed out) in an '87 CRX.

It's I-5, the name of the game on that road is get the fuck through to where you're going.

That's probably the number 1 road around to go all out. Nothing's there and it's flat as fuck.

If I had the time for scenery and curves, I'd be on the 101.

about a year ago

Why One Woman Says Sending Your Kid To Private School Is Evil

Darby Re:Bull$h!t (1255 comments)

The American right wing is just pro-corporate and pro ruling class.

Not even American.

That's the definition of right wing in a political context.

That's why the examples of right wing we have to point to are Monarchy and Fascism/Nazism.

It sickens me no end that there are people living in America with the contempt for themselves and this nation as to actually describe themselves as right wing when our major defining wars (the revolution and WW1/2 were fought against the right and the right are always portrayed (and often actually are) complete fucking monsters.)

about a year ago

EFF Wins Release of Secret Court Opinion: NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional

Darby Re:Impeach Obummer! (524 comments)

Obama specifically ran against them, but defends them publically now.

Dead fucking wrong.

Obama came out in favor of FISA courts prior to his first election to President.

That, specifically, is why I did not vote for him the first time. As he was a constitutional law professor, he knew for a fact that that was unconstitutional and his publicly stated support was a firm declaration that he planned on violating his oath of office before he was even elected.

about a year and a half ago

Study Ties High Blood Sugar To Dementia

Darby Re:Proves Bloomberg correct. (157 comments)

Because if you have kids, buying soday by the can is pretty darn expensive.

If you have kids you should never be giving them soda under any circumstances.

That's fucking child abuse.

about a year and a half ago

Edward Snowden is ...

Darby Re:Wrong by law (601 comments)

Hopefully never. I see the reality in what you're saying, I just don't want to internalize it.

about a year and a half ago

Edward Snowden is ...

Darby Re:Wrong by law (601 comments)

To ignore them is to passively accept what they're doing. To accept a position of trust, then defy it is treason. It's a Catch-22.

Absolutely wrong.

Treason is working against your nation. He worked for this nation. The enemies of this nation are the traitors he outed.

about a year and a half ago



Parts of Bacterial Genome Needed for Life found.

Darby Darby writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Darby (84953) writes "" A team at the Stanford University School of Medicine has cataloged, down to the letter, exactly what parts of the genetic code are essential for survival in one bacterial species, Caulobacter crescentus."
Only 12% is required to allow it to live and reproduce."

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Citrix XenServer now defective by design

Darby Darby writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Darby (84953) writes "Looks like Citrix is jumping on the violate existing agreements by adding defective by design bandwagon. If you want to upgrade to any newer versions, they are now demanding that you run a malware server the sole purpose of which is to disable your infrastructure if it determines that it should. I mean it's bad enough when Microsoft pulls their sleazy activation scams, but at least they pay for their own servers. Citrix expects to pass that cost of business on to their paying customers and force you to use your resources to run their server for them. Utterly unethical audacity."
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