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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

Yosho Re:Sum up... (313 comments)

Savvy readers can probably already setup and host their own servers...

What would you suggest for readers who aren't savvy but want a way to effortlessly keep files synchronized between all of their devices?

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

Yosho Re:Is it a lie? (721 comments)

I know exactly 0 people that have signed up for it

Really? You've gone and surveyed everybody you know and verified that their negative response was correct? And if you find the 2% number doubtful, I'm going to assume you've surveyed enough people to ensure that number is outside of your margin of error.

Are you sure you're not just assuming that somebody hasn't signed up because they haven't told you about it?

about a week ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:My take as a 9 year LGBT Mozilla contributor (1746 comments)

your piece of paper will not give you legitimacy.

But it will give him legal privileges that are otherwise unobtainable. I'm pretty sure he doesn't care whether you approve of him or not -- he starts caring when you try to push laws to deny him that.

They hate people like you trying to change the definition of "normal".

If "but that's the way it's always been!" is the only argument you've got, you're no different from people who would deny women the right to vote or make interracial marriage illegal.

Eich invented Javascript.

Fuck that guy, then, that's way worse than just donating a wad of cash to an increasingly irrelevant hate group.

I suggest that you stop using Javascript and all pages with Javascript on it including Slashdot.

If you have such a problem with gay people, I suggest you stop using computers. Surely you're familiar with Alan Turing?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

and that is perfectly fine. The issue is not with you its with the bigots demanding he be fired or step down who I have issue with

So... free speech is great as long as people are only saying things you agree with?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:Why the Hell Didn't He Just Apologize? (1746 comments)

He did nothing wrong. He used his own personal funds to support something that the majority of voters in California also supported.

Let me make sure I'm getting this right. Are you saying that if a majority of people support something, it isn't wrong? Do I even need to start making the obligatory historical references?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:I uninstalled Firefox because of this. (1746 comments)

I have never seen such a deplorable display of intolerance and bigotry until I saw how he was treated for expressing his absolutely-protected right to freedom of speech and expression.

Seriously? What exactly did they do to him? As far as I can tell, they complained loudly on the internet. Also, some people signed a petition saying they wouldn't use Firefox as long as he represented it. That's it.

He hasn't been physically harassed. He wasn't fired; he chose to step down. Heck, nobody even donated money to an organization dedicated to stripping his legal rights away. That would be some bigotry!

But you have never seen "such a deplorable display of intolerance and bigotry"? Where do you live?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

Hmm interesting logic, do you think of it as evolution in action? Once homosexuals are no longer living double lives, in a few generations the number of homosexuals will decrease by an order of magnitude.

Sexuality is not a trait that is passed down from parent to child. Heterosexual parents have homosexual kids all the time (and the other way around, too).

Also, that's not how evolution works. It's not something that happens to an individual, it's a process that a species goes through. Individuals who don't reproduce still influence the evolution of their species by affecting who reproduces and which traits are valuable, and it takes far more than just a few generations.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:Intelligence & Bigotry (1746 comments)

I for one want a society where people are free to choose what to beleive without persecution, even if it happens not to match some PeeCee agenda.

You sure are obsessed with "persecution" and some "PeeCee agenda." Please show me where this guy was actually persecuted. From what I can tell, here's what happened:
1) Lots of people vocally objected to his actions.
2) He willingly stepped down from his position.

At no point did anybody force him to do anything. He is still free to say and do whatever he wants. People are not obligated to support a company if that company's CEO has beliefs they disagree with. He could have easily just kept going and ignored his opposition.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:Talk about conflicted... (1746 comments)

If OkCupid was actually doing more than just attention-seeking, they would've boycotted Javascript

What alternatives are there for browser-side scripting other than Javascript? Demonstrate a viable one and you'll have people flocking to it in droves.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:Good riddance to bigots like this jerk (1746 comments)

without being persecuted for that or even loosing their job.

Vocally objecting to something somebody does isn't persecution, and he chose to step down from his job. He didn't even try to smooth things over with the people who were upset.

This is true even if their beleifs happen not to be the same PeeCee bullshit that the liberals and media are trying to opressively brainwash everyone with.

Apparently in this thread, asserting that it's wrong to push legislation that strips rights away from an entire class of people is "PeeCee bullshit."

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:So, where's the anti-Muslim stuff? (1746 comments)

You seem to be confused. People aren't throwing a fit because he's Christian (I don't know if that's even been confirmed anywhere), people are throwing a fit because he donated money to a group that pushes anti-gay legislation.

Find me an American company with a pro-equality position that has a Muslim CEO who supports anti-gay legislation, and I'll find you people who oppose him.

If you think there's a lack of general anti-Muslim rhetoric on the internet, you must be new here. Welcome.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:This is intolerance (1746 comments)

Nice use of ad-hominems there bro.

Not sure you know what an ad hominem is. I'm not attacking the author of that post at all.

Where is this abhorrent belief here? He thinks it wrong that same-sex couples should be allowed to gain legally married status. Apart from anything else, that view coincides with what Christian and most other religious beliefs teach.

Yep, that's it. I'll give you that other Abrahamic religions are pretty similar, but what other families of religions have such a hate-on for homosexuality? Honestly, though, I don't really even care what they think. The source of his belief is irrelevant.

If we assume everyone in the US who claims to be Christian acutally beleives the teachings/priniciples of their own religion

You shouldn't assume that. Given that gay marriage is legal in many states and the rate at which it's being accepted is spreading increasingly quickly, I doubt that's the case at all. Besides, the USA's government isn't religious in nature, anyway, so why should its legislation be based on Christian teachings?

That means according to you over 75% of all Americans hold beleifs abhorent enough to be punshed by loss of their jobs.

Wow, this is a real stretch. First, Eich wasn't "punished" by the loss of his job, he stepped down voluntarily.

Second, I don't care what you believe as long as you don't try to force it on other people. When you donate money to groups that try to push laws that oppress others based on those beliefs, though, that's when it crosses the line, and then I care.

But even if you have such beliefs and donate money to push them, no, I don't think you should be fired. But if enough people find your beliefs offensive enough to boycott your company and hurt its bottom line, then that means you get to pick between either staying the captain of a sinking ship or resigning, and I think that's perfectly acceptable.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:Blah (1746 comments)

Yes, really. Maybe you should look up "crucified" in the dictionary? Being painfully tortured to death is a far cry from stepping down from a leadership position due to public pressure. Even trying to make that into a metaphor is insulting and deceptive.

He will probably never get another shot at being a CEO anywhere else because of this.

Do you live in America? There are plenty of places who still hire bigots. He could probably get snapped right up by Hobby Lobby or Chick-fil-A.

Sounds like the LGBT community has finally caught up to the Catholic Church of the 1600s. Congratulations. /golfclap

You're saying the LGBT community threatened him with physical torture and imprisoned him for life? How horrible. Or are you still pushing this false equivalence thing as far as you can go?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:Modern day McCarthyism... (1746 comments)

The last time I checked America was a country of free speech.

It still is. The government has done absolutely nothing about this issue. You know the first amendment is about restrictions on what the government can do, not private citizens, right?

Then you get fired for expressing your opinion.

He didn't get fired, he chose to step down.

He contributed $1000 to a campaign opposing gay marriage. It doesn't mean that the guy hates gays.

"I don't hate gays, I just want them to be treated as second-class citizens and be denied rights and privileges and I'm willing to donate a chunk of money to people who are fighting to do that. But I don't hate them." Sure, whatever.

The point is that the man should be free to voice his opinion.

He is! And other people are free to not use a product that he represents, and they are free to tell everybody why they're doing so. That is what happened here. Nobody's freedoms have been impinged here, and certainly not by the government.

about two weeks ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

Yosho Re:Obviously? (353 comments)

Use it as a ramdisk for what, though?

If you want general OS and application usage, you'll have to copy over all the data from your main disk first, which is going to take some time, and if anything changes, you'd need to sync it back to your main disk, which will take more time, and you're at risk of losing data if you have an unexpected shutdown. An SSD is way better for that kind of task.

It's completely unsuitable for any kind of long-term storage, of course.

You could use it for temporary files for applications like Photoshop... which is a good use of it, but very situational.

Using it as a swap disk would just be silly when you could just deactivate the ramdisk and have all that RAM again.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

Like denying someone the right to remain in a job based on their religious beliefs?

First of all, you don't have the right to remain in a job no matter what. Companies are well within their rights to fire you if you're hurting their bottom line. Eich's religion is not the issue here -- believe it or not, the majority of employed workers in the USA consider themselves Christians.

But even if you did have that right, he wasn't denied it. He chose to step down.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:Blah (1746 comments)

I think it's totally unfair to crucify somebody for their personal opinions. Just saying.

Fortunately, he didn't get crucified. People were just being vocal about the fact that they wouldn't use a product he represented. Do you think that's unfair? Should people be required to shut up and keep using something even if they don't want to support him?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Yosho Re:This is intolerance (1746 comments)

Do we want to live in a society where people are persecuted for their beliefs?

When those beliefs are abhorrent, sure. To go ahead and make an extreme example, do you want to live in a society where nobody bats an eye if somebody in a position of power says they believe Jewish people should be burned in ovens?

While this guy's particular belief isn't quite that bad, also consider that he donated a considerable amount of money to a group dedicated to passing laws discriminating against a class of people. On top of that, it's hardly "persecuting" somebody to simply not use a product that he represents. He made the decision to step down. Try again when people are physically harassing him or refusing to serve him in restaurants.

about two weeks ago
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Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services

Yosho Re:FTP? (161 comments)

Why do so many people suggest newfangled technologies like FTP? I can understand it for Windows users, but Linux users should be able to just use netcat.

about two weeks ago

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China's iPad clone runs Android, is 1/5 the price

Yosho Yosho writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Yosho (135835) writes "China is always pretty good at producing knockoffs of popular devices, and they've done it again; this time it's the iPed, which looks remarkably like the iPad. It comes in a similar box and looks like it's running on pretty similar hardware, but there's a twist — it runs Android and only costs $105. All I want to know is, when will they be selling them in America and can I get one?"
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Japanese Windows 7 gets official "OS-tan" and them

Yosho Yosho writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Yosho writes "The OS-tans — cute, fan-made anime characters that represent individual operating systems — have long been very popular among Japanese internet users. Microsoft is officially embracing them and has created an official OS-tan, Nanami Madobe, to represent Windows 7 in Japan. The Japanese premium set of Windows 7 Ultimate will contain an exclusive wallpaper and sound set based on her; on top of that, the character is being voiced by popular voice actress and singer Nana Mizuki. Operating systems have never been cuter!"
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