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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Opie812 For the children! (639 comments)

..yes, and there is one area (which you mention) in which he feels he can help so he is.

He can't be a positive role model to black kids because he's not black*. He can't be a role model to disabled kids because he's not disabled*. He's doing what he can to help in one specific usecase. His efforts should be appreciated by everybody.

*I acknowledge you shouldn't be excluded from being a role model if you don't share the same skin colour or able-bodiness. But if you share those attributes I presume it creates a closer connection.

13 hours ago
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Accessing One's Own Metadata

Opie812 Re:Baloney? (94 comments)

And if my aunt had a dick, she'd be my uncle. What's your point?

about three weeks ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

Opie812 Re:Overstated or misrepresented? (403 comments)

I knew you were joking. I'm smart that way.

about three weeks ago
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Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go

Opie812 Re:Just like the wheel. (258 comments)

Thankfully this waste will be around for thousands and thousands of years so there's plenty of time for the back and forth until we get the ultimate solution.

about 2 months ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

Opie812 Re: A theoretical wall? (501 comments)

you're a real people person aren't you?

about 4 months ago
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Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots

Opie812 it's not the science (482 comments)

It sounds like your issue is with marketing. Not science.

about 8 months ago
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Facebook Comment Prompts Arrests In Cyberbullying Suicide Case

Opie812 Re:And I blame my parents (734 comments)

"Luckily, my parents granted me with the mental fortitude and tools to survive"

How did they do this? I have a toddler and want to prepare him for this kind of stuff. Any insight would be appreciated. When I was a kid, I was never bullied, nor a bully. I saw it going on, but didn't do anything to stop it.

1 year,14 days
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Facebook Silently Removes Ability To Download Your Posts

Opie812 Re:I would ahve got a frosty (229 comments)

You gots to pay for that privilege. (IIRC)

about a year ago
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Witness In Secret WikiLeaks Grand Jury Hearing Posts Transcript of Questioning

Opie812 Re:Contempt of Court? (184 comments)

We have the last 50 years of spiderman comics and movies as proof!

more than 2 years ago
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Nukes Are "The Only Peacekeeping Weapons the World Has Ever Known," Says Waltz

Opie812 Re:More data needed. (707 comments)

The only open question is about the frequency.

I'd say, that'd be about 1.

more than 2 years ago
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Was .NET All a Mistake?

Opie812 Re:Was this article all a mistake? (688 comments)

LOL. Eclipse sucks ASS compared to Visual Studo in every possible way. Microsoft did the IDE right.

more than 3 years ago
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Was .NET All a Mistake?

Opie812 Re:Was this article all a mistake? (688 comments)

I agree with your comment. Right tool for the job and all that.

This always makes me laugh though:

And trust me you are not the only person on this site that applies a religious devotion to the tools they swear are the penultimate language development tool or operating system ever invented.

penultimate means 'next to last'. I always get a chuckle when people use it to mean something like 'super ultimate'.

more than 3 years ago
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Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

Opie812 Re:Wow.... (1173 comments)

Especially with 18 wheelers, where, right or wrong, if I get in an accident with them, I lose bigtime

HaHa.

Reminds me of what my dad used to say to me: Better to be let them "win" and be alive than you "win" but be dead.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Running Unpatched Servers With No Firewall

Opie812 Re:Criminal Negligence? (306 comments)

eaten?

You want to eat Sony Server admins?

more than 3 years ago
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Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands

Opie812 Re:Oh goody, another ten years then (1855 comments)

Don't follow the news much do you?

I'm sure there's a few people in London and Madrid that might disagree with you.

more than 3 years ago
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Cisco Ditches Flip and $590 Million

Opie812 Re:Target demographic? (121 comments)

you're stupid then, aren't you?

more than 3 years ago

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