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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:One of the most overpaid execs in history (114 comments)

Screw the shareholders. What about the rest of Oracle's workers? You know, the people who make Larry Ellison look good by busting their asses? Why not give them a raise?

yesterday
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:The Truth about ISIS (931 comments)

Right, because calling them pigfuckers when they're adherents of a religion that considers pigs to be unclean is somehow not a real insult? I guess I should stop calling evangelical Christians "sodomites" as well.

yesterday
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:The Truth about ISIS (931 comments)

The "willingly" was implied. My mistake.

yesterday
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Why would Linus care about systemd? (351 comments)

So what of Lennart calls it "Core OS"? John Romero said he was going to make you his bitch. It's hype/marketing talk. So what if it does replace a far amount of user space on distros that use it? That doesn't prove that systemd will replace the kernel. Furthermore, the time to complain about kernel functionality being moved into user space was when DBus and udev were new. In the meantime, I find that Arch Linux forum post does a good job of explaining systemd's merits.

2 days ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Lilith's Heart-shape The Truth about ISIS (931 comments)

ISIS fighters rape pigs, because no woman will have them.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

Lilith's Heart-shape Fear-Driven Development is How America Works (227 comments)

I am an American worker. Fear-driven development is the status quo. Fear-driven work is the status quo. I fear poverty. I fear destitution. I fear being unable to have any time to actually live because the struggle to maintain my continued existence takes all of my time and energy. Getting a new job doesn't help, because I'm still a wage slave. Forming a startup won't save me, because equity doesn't pay the rent.

2 days ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Easy solution! (318 comments)

Bitcoin won't stop us from dragging the rich from their palaces and putting them to the sword.

2 days ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Tax? (318 comments)

I'm willing to end taxes on corporations if we also end corporations.

2 days ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Perspective (318 comments)

Dice didn't get its corporate charter out of a McDonalds Happy Meal. Those papers were issued by a government. Therefore, all corporations are creatures of the state, and tainted by the state's monopoly on the "legitimate" use of violence.

2 days ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Easy solution! (318 comments)

This is why we invented surface-to-air missiles.

2 days ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:I, Robot from a programmers perspective (162 comments)

As a programmer myself, I found that the point of Asimov's robot stories is that most of the robots' fuckups might have been prevented if the human programmers had done some thinking.

2 days ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Not good enough (319 comments)

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

Good for you, bro. A lot of us aren't so fortunate.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

I object to corporations as currently constituted in the United States for the same reason I look askance at the Federal government: concentrated power is dangerous to those who lack power. It doesn't matter if that power is political, religious, or economic.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

I only chose it because I was young, bitter, directionless, and had some natural talent with computers despite not growing up with a programmable computer at home. I decided I wanted to be a writer, and thought I needed a "respectable" day job and my own apartment instead of just working a couple of part-time jobs and sharing a place with an amiable stranger or three.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

I've been in a union, Stormy Dragon, and they were always there when I needed them. Unfortunately, I listened to my parents and my culture and got a "real job" because cleaning toilets was "beneath me".

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

I don't have the figure or the winning personality for that kind of work. :)

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

I can dodge a punch. Dodging a bullet is just a bit tougher.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

Last time I checked, the USA isn't the rest of the world, and in most Western countries the Democrats would be a right-wing party.

about a month ago

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Mathematics: The Most Misunderstood Subject

Lilith's Heart-shape Lilith's Heart-shape writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Lilith's Heart-shape (1224784) writes "Dr. Robert H. Lewis, professor of mathematics at Fordham University of New York, offers in this essay a defense of mathematics as a liberal arts discipline, and not merely part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) curriculum. In the process, he discusses what's wrong with the manner in which mathematics is currently taught in K-12 schooling."
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