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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

Pino Grigio Fuck off slashdot. (459 comments)

OK, this is the last article I ever read on slashdot. As a white male who works in the tech industry I come here to read about tech. Over the last few years every other article seems to be about some resentful group or another who I'm oppressing by existing, having white skin pigment, having male genitals or being heterosexual.

If you hate your readership that much slashdot, why should I patronize your shitty website?

It's time to fuck off, so off I am going to duly fuck.

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

Pino Grigio Re: here we go (834 comments)

Sex, gender, race. If you're not in one of the proscribed circles of resentment, you've got "privilege" and can't have an opinion.

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

Pino Grigio Re:no, it is really about . . . (834 comments)

others like to say it is about keeping girls out of the gaming clubhouse.

They say that, but there are lots of girls in the gaming clubhouse and in #gamergate itself. What they hate the most is the idea that they're helpless shrinking violets.

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

Pino Grigio Re: here we go (834 comments)

Yes, it's perfectly acceptable to do that to men, especially white heterosexual men. You see according to feminist theory we didn't just invent the modern world, we're also responsible for everything that's wrong with it.

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

Pino Grigio Re:here we go (834 comments)

The one morsel of Marxist doctrine still evidently cherished by the left, radical feminists particularly, is false consciousness.

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

Pino Grigio Gendered Bigotry (834 comments)

This is the biggest pile of bollocks I've ever read at slashdot and as you can imagine it's up against some pretty stiff competition. (Am I allowed to use the word "stiff", or is that a gendered slur that reinforces the patriarchy?).

This, for example: "gendered bigotry against women is widely considered to be "in bounds" by Internet commenters". It is? No, it isn't.

The only gendered bigotry I come across on the internet these days, especially Twitter, involves pejorative uses of the phrase "straight white male".

about a month ago
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The Military's Latest Enemy: Climate Change

Pino Grigio Re:Nothing new, CC identified as threat long ago . (163 comments)

But that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with "climate change". Indeed, the whole thesis is complete tripe given the steady decrease in global poverty and world hunger over the last 25 years. I needn't bother saying there's been no statistically significant warming for 18 years either, need I?

about a month and a half ago
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Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

Pino Grigio Re:Have we discovered all there is to discover? (221 comments)

I would define life as a "unit of selection". But that would imply certain minerals are also units of selection. I mean minerals evolve don't they, from basic refractories (about 60 varieties) that appear when stars explode to the more complex varieties that evolve through geological processes on planets like ours. I suppose in a way this is an example of the "tyranny of the discontinuous mind"; where for convenience and because our brains are effectively machines for classifying things, we see joins where there really aren't any.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

Pino Grigio Re:Have we discovered all there is to discover? (221 comments)

This is an excellent point. Of course replicators existed on Earth before cells had DNA. According to Nick Lane DNA would have been rather late to the party and is more a useful technological advance that gives cells a more independent existence than they would otherwise have.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Minimizing Oil and Gas Dependency In a Central European City?

Pino Grigio Re:Algeria gas is waiting for Rusia to screw up (250 comments)

And the US is building gas terminals to export their glut overseas. Europe hasn't even started with shale yet either, for political reasons. There's absolutely no excuse, If it does happen it will be entirely down to retarded policies of the European Union, which committed to "decarbonisation" at massive cost, whilst at the same time cosying up to the Mafia regime in Moscow for its energy supplies.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Minimizing Oil and Gas Dependency In a Central European City?

Pino Grigio Re:Communism is the only solution (250 comments)

$710 trillion. Now unwind all of those trades and tell me how much it actually is. Also stop watching Prison Planet.

about a month and a half ago
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The Other Side of Diversity In Tech

Pino Grigio Re:It's all your fault whitey (441 comments)

They aren't straw men.

I totally destroyed your reply didn't I.

about a month and a half ago
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The Other Side of Diversity In Tech

Pino Grigio Re:It's all your fault whitey (441 comments)

It used to be about equality of opportunity. But now we have equality of opportunity it has morphed into equality of outcome. This is a very different thing indeed.

about a month and a half ago
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The Other Side of Diversity In Tech

Pino Grigio Re:It's all your fault whitey (441 comments)

"social justice" is based on the extremely faulty assertion that everybody is the same and that absolutely every trait or preference you may have is culturally constructed. Once you take on board the basic concept that men and women are different and that on average their college major and career preferences reflect this difference, it's not hard to understand why there's less "diversity" in technology businesses.

Straw Man indeed.

about a month and a half ago
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The Other Side of Diversity In Tech

Pino Grigio Re:It's all your fault whitey (441 comments)

According to current social justice theory being a white male, especially a heterosexual white male, is a privilege you need to be ashamed of.

about a month and a half ago
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Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

Pino Grigio Re:Because (165 comments)

It's more likely they were looking to get their money back in any case, but now they've got a possible legal angle to invalidate the contracts. I wonder what the smallprint says.

about a month and a half ago
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Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea

Pino Grigio Re:Oh no! (216 comments)

People don't care about "professional dignity", they care about feeding their children and paying their mortgages.

about a month and a half ago
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Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea

Pino Grigio Re:Oh no! (216 comments)

Probably these guys didn't get into this industry just to waste money

People go into business to make money. If they can do it providing a bullshit product that's fucking useless to government for huge skips full of cash, they will.

about a month and a half ago
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Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea

Pino Grigio Re:Oh no! (216 comments)

What do they care? They're getting tax payers money to design it, tax payers money to build it and they'll get tax payers money to run and maintain it. They'll even get a subsidy for the pathetic amounts of electricity they do finally manage to generate. Funded by bill payers (also tax payers). The whole project is a massive waste of money. But we should not be surprised. The first thing the Scottish Executive did when it was created, was spend £500,000,000 building itself some offices.

about a month and a half ago

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