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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Tranzistors Re:#notallgeekyguys (1198 comments)

The root cause of all abuse is thinking other people are less important than your self, and as such can be treated worse than you.

Antisemitism comes from feeling of oppression (I guess. I really don't understand this one). Child abuse often justified as for their own good. Honour killings come from need to maintain honour. I am quite sure this is not a complete list. Even if the end result you propose would solve everything, how do we get there? Because just believing everyone is just as important as everyone else doesn't solve the abuse I listed above.

So tell me, how does shit-talking on the Internet reduce violence? What particular form of abuse is it efficient at solving?

Profanities won't solve it, nor am I advocating for them. But sometimes people in these sort of debates are so oblivious of the issues, I can understand why every other word a swear word.

about 2 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Tranzistors Re:#notallgeekyguys (1198 comments)

And you should notice, that root causes for abuse are different. Unless you have an abuse solving fairy grandmother, that can magically solve all abuse, I am all for differential approach for reducing violence.

about 2 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Tranzistors Re:#notallgeekyguys (1198 comments)

Why have any conversation about social issues? Since obviously opinions can't change.

Or do you think that whole /. community agrees is of same mind, because it isn't. People here can't even agree on facts.

about 2 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Tranzistors Re:#notallgeekyguys (1198 comments)

So, your friends respect women, jet make sexist jokes. Oh, if only those women could see past sexism and enjoy the laughs. Just like in school, the poor sod, who is being called gay for not acting manly enough, should just laugh with everybody else, because come on, that is just a joke.

At first I thought I should just go with classical "if X says that Y do Z, it means that enough of Y do Z for it to be a problem", like, if for some woman only 20% (made up number) of male colleges make sexist remarks, it is surely not ALL men, but still it can make life unbearable. When I was in school, I was bullied by about 4 of 33 classmates and, believe me, the fact that it was ONLY about 10% didn't help.
BUT reading your comment further I seriously doubt you would even notice if you were misogynist. First, you just disregard their experience with "didn't see it, you must be making this up" and then say they should shut up about it. Then, to prove the point, you engage in sexist activities (at least passively, by accepting sexism) as a revenge (WTF?). And to top it all, you say women should accept hostile workplace environment, because it is just the way it is, when in fact it is YOU, the tech people, who make the tech environment the way it is.

You are just like those, who say "I don't see racism around me, so it doesn't exist".

about 2 months ago
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Estonia Urged To Drop Internet Voting Over Security Fears

Tranzistors Re:At least... (116 comments)

And electronic voting solve any of these problems?

The article points out that Estionian e-elections increase(!) risk of fraud. You just said, that since there can be fraud with conventional elections, it doesn't matter, how elections are done. It just makes no sense. If there are risks of fraud, they should be minimised, not increased.

about 3 months ago
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Estonia Urged To Drop Internet Voting Over Security Fears

Tranzistors Re:bollocks (116 comments)

> with paper voting, the person can (usually) just take a photo of their ballot with their cell phone to prove who they voted for.

Take picture of one ballot and submit another.

about 3 months ago
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Estonia Urged To Drop Internet Voting Over Security Fears

Tranzistors Re:bollocks (116 comments)

Already solved by not allowing non-voting persons in voting area (not only in voting booth).

about 3 months ago
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RMS On Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

Tranzistors Re:at the mercy of the owners (319 comments)

Which part of the AGPL prevents you from using it in IMAP?

about 10 months ago
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The Dash Is Now Anonymized In Ubuntu 13.10

Tranzistors Re:Click-biting (183 comments)

Since when is RMS considered a troll?

about 10 months ago
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Intel Rejects Supporting Ubuntu's XMir

Tranzistors Re:Layering? (205 comments)

The way of Linux is to have one awesome kernel with no viable competition.

about a year ago
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When Metadata Analytics Goes Awry

Tranzistors Translation error in summary (88 comments)

The "mess up your life" translates as "sabojat tavu dzivi". Right now it says "mess up ones own life". And no, slashdot is still not friendly to non-latin alphabets.

1 year,12 days
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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

Tranzistors Re:Dunno... (1110 comments)

I have used Windows 8 only so far as to install it, but in login menu the power and accessibility buttons were just flat.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Mark Shuttleworth Anything

Tranzistors Relations with upstream (319 comments)

What is the policy of Canonical regarding work with upstream projects, like GNOME? While some other parties are working quite closely with upstream (for example, RedHat is working very closely with GNOME, and GNOME is working closely with gstreamer), Canonical is inclined to make stuff in-house (SSO, online accounts, Unity etc.).

about a year and a half ago
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Pakistan's PM Demands International Blasphemy Laws From UN

Tranzistors Re:Message to the intolerant (957 comments)

It's why every ideology seeks control of the education system. Hint... look up the Hitler Youth, or how communism took over education.

You don't need to look that far to see it in action. Look at scientific ideology taking over school system. Ideally every thing taught is scientific or at least not contrary to science of the time. Just because most on /. approve this vigorously doesn't make it any less true.

about 2 years ago
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Google Could Face Heavy Antitrust Fines In the EU

Tranzistors Re:Google's own services as Advertisements? (292 comments)

In that case MS should be able to buy that advertisement space. If Google doesn't let them, then again it is a breach of EU rules.

about 2 years ago
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The Shortage of Women In IT

Tranzistors Re:To stop being sexist, stop being sexist (697 comments)

Seems to me that you are avoiding the question of WHY discriminiation is wrong. Simply stating that it is fundamentally wrong without a rationalization for why it is wrong isn't particularly useful. Sure, it is nice and simple to say that and ignore the whys, but it isn't really all that helpful to getting us to a place that fixes the problems that discrimination causes.

It's wrong because it violates the fundamental assumption that all people are born (or created, if you're a deist/theist) equal.

People are not born equal. That is a fact of life. Although USA is in high up in social mobility ratings, poor are still more likely stay poor and rich are more likely to stay rich. Ignoring reality and pretending that reality matches shouldland is silly at best.

more than 2 years ago
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LastCalc Is Open Sourced

Tranzistors Re:Too bad it's Affero (103 comments)

This is compelling but the use of Affero for the license makes onerous demands of the user. The implicit threat of a code audit is there.

What demands on the user?

more than 2 years ago

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