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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

NotDrWho Re:Wonder if their time hasn't already passed... (165 comments)

In my local area, the only Ello users are me, that guy at the bong store, and that guy at the coffee shop who keeps telling everyone that he doesn't even *OWN* a TV.

2 days ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

NotDrWho Re:All that money... (165 comments)

Monospaced fonts have a warm and rich sound that you just can't get out of a CD or digital file.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

NotDrWho Re:"Social justice warriors" are the ultimate trol (546 comments)

Basically, you want to shut your eyes and be offensive without caring about the trail of damage you leave behind you?

No, I want an internet where assholes like you don't get to define what is and isn't "offensive."

2 days ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

NotDrWho Re:No. (290 comments)

So because I sometimes want to download a game on steam, while downloading a season of Breaking Bad while watching a 1080p episode of anime and video chat with a friend..... I should spend more money each month to get a faster speed.

Umm, yes. That's how buying services works. When you want a service, you pay for it. If you want or need a better tier of the service, generally that requires that you to pay more.

That also applies to hookers, BTW. $1,000 gets you a beautiful escort. $500 gets you a relatively pretty girl with daddy issues. $100 gets you a not-ugly streetwalker. $50 gets you a pretty hideous meth/crack whore. And $10 gets you Lindsay Lohan.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

NotDrWho Re:"Social justice warriors" are the ultimate trol (546 comments)

"Social justice warriors" do everything they can to actively censor anyone they choose to target. They attack, and attack, and attack some more.

I remember reading a little while back that the YouTube "Star Wars Kid" had become a lawyer and was working for some sort of culture ministry in Quebec. I thought "Good for him! He made it through a negative part of his life and now he's doing some good in the world!" But then a Canadian responded to the story and pointed out that "language and culture" in Quebec has a much more ominous meaning than it does in most other places. Essentially, this kid was purportedly working, not to promote arts & culture, but as a legal bully for some Quebec nationalist/separatist types who want to harass anyone not putting their signs in only French and to threaten anyone who didn't put "French culture" ahead of English culture.

That was sad to me. It seemed that the bullied had become the bully. Sometimes you can think you're doing something good. But even if you are pursuing a noble cause at first, you can cross over a line to the point where you start seeing your critics as evil and wanting to silence them by force. When you cross that line, you're no longer pursing a noble cause. Any merit in your cause goes out the window the second you decide to impose it at sword-point. At that point, you're just another asshole in a power struggle.

SJW's may think they're doing good. But to me they're just another bunch of assholes in a power struggle. And I would much rather live in a world where there are some internet trolls than a world where I have to walk on eggshells on the internet and watch everything I say, lest I be booted off for inadvertently offending some new group of victims that I wasn't even aware existed.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

NotDrWho The troll is the canary in the coal mine (546 comments)

He goes first, then follows the controversial poster, then follows the poster who says anything contrary, then goes the poster who doesn't toe the approved line.

Freedom of speech means tolerating some trolls. Better that than to lose that freedom.

2 days ago
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6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine

NotDrWho THAT'S NOT PAINT!!! (109 comments)

ive rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint,

Run!!!!!!

3 days ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

NotDrWho Re:Only for root users (114 comments)

if the folks you've trusted enough to grant local admin to are still dumb enough to click ok to a UAC prompt when opening an Office file then there's literally no security system that will help you

It's like my grandpa used to say "Kid, you can't make an idiot not be an idiot--and also never fuck a hooker who's coughing."

3 days ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

NotDrWho Re:More changes I don't want ... (172 comments)

It's like my grandpa always used to say "Kid, if it ain't broke, don't fix it--and also don't ever trust Japs or Krauts."

3 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:What? (767 comments)

The most recent number I could find were from 1999-2000 school year:

In 1999–2000, women made up 55 percent of public elementary school principals.

So, still a majority there too.

3 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:1..2..3 before SJW (767 comments)

I'm sorry, but I'm not a tightrope walker. I'd rather just be nice to them and take my chances that they'll be scared away by us not being mean enough.

3 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:1..2..3 before SJW (767 comments)

he problem with the unwashed coding masses is that they have no idea how to treat women as people, learn how to communicate in the their language, show any interest in what they like, etc.. Instead they try to find women who are just fantasy versions of themselves, but with boobs.

Now who's stereotyping?

4 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:1..2..3 before SJW (767 comments)

I'm sorry, but wtf is your point? Are you saying that we should be hostile to women instead of nice, or nice instead of hostile, or that we should completely ignore them?

You say that men who are mean to women chase them off. Then you say men who are nice to women chase them off. And I'm pretty sure you would say that men ignoring women would chase them off. SO WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU SUGGEST?

4 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:80s movies? Really? (767 comments)

Real Genius was good too.

4 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:What? (767 comments)

87% of elementary teachers in the U.S. are female, and they make pretty damned good money, with guaranteed raises (contrary to myth). So they sure seem to be succeeding pretty well in that career.

4 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:1..2..3 before SJW (767 comments)

It's creepy to be nice to the people you work with???? WTF kind of place do YOU work at?

4 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:1..2..3 before SJW (767 comments)

Hell yeah! I would love to be fawned over and flattered, and have people help me with my work and buy me free sodas. My colleagues and subordinates are more than welcome to do that for me any day!

4 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:1..2..3 before SJW (767 comments)

Well, that's unfortunate. Because, try as I might, I've yet to find a way to make my team more attractive. I guess I could hire some male models, but they generally make pretty shitty coders.

4 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:Culture is part of it (767 comments)

So she has had to work with some arrogant, single-minded assholes who ignored her ideas?

Good thing us men never have to go through something like that.

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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

NotDrWho Re:Systematic bias, but also something else (767 comments)

Ha, my wife tried to fight it too. The boys ended up making guns out of the dolls she gave them. Just bend old Barbie over, grab her torso as the stock, and BAM, you've got yourself a Barbie Dream Pistol!

4 days ago

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