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Hardware Hackers Reveal Apple's Charger Secrets

cgranade Re:Good Lord! (371 comments)

Actually, it has occurred to me, as I am a personal friend of Sarah's. You may not believe me, but either way, that's somewhat besides my point. I'm sure she wants attention for her outreach work and her scientific research, but to get attention only or primarily because of one's looks is to very unwelcoming. It serves to alienate people, to denigrate them-- it's why we have terms like "sexual objectification" in our language. On the contrary, though, I don't expect you to ignore that she's pretty. I simply don't want our community to be one in which crossing the line into blatant sexualization is acceptable.

about 4 years ago
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Hardware Hackers Reveal Apple's Charger Secrets

cgranade Re:Good Lord! (371 comments)

I understand what you're getting at, but strongly sexualized language like "cry in your pants" only serves to alienate the very women that we ostensibly want to include in the community! Part of being a welcoming community means that we must sometimes put aside lust, nerdy or otherwise, and simply interact with an intelligent person on that basis.

about 4 years ago
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Hardware Hackers Reveal Apple's Charger Secrets

cgranade Re:Good Lord! (371 comments)

Grow up. The author of that blog is a real, honest person. I don't think she likely appreciates that kind of treatment. Has it ever occurred to you that Sarah may actually find your comment? That there is a person behind that picture? That Sarah may not, in fact, be writing to entertain your "nerdlust," but because she has an interest in, say, science?

about 4 years ago
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Phoenix Police Seize PCs of a Blogger Critical of the Department

cgranade Re:No one left to speak for me (515 comments)

Thank you for proving the point.

How so? Or is your point that implementing progressive taxation for the purpose of helping all members of society have opportunities available to them is even comparable to illegally seizing private property for merely speaking against corruption? If so, then yes, your point was proven to be as callous and hollow as one might initially have guessed.

more than 5 years ago
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Vector Graphics Lead Wish List For Future Browsers

cgranade Re:Damn graphic artists... (321 comments)

Native to browsers in the sense that you can call "eval()" on an string sent by an untrusted party over an unencrypted connection. Now, with the popularity of JSON, I've seen JavaScript-based JSON parsers that don't use eval and thus are (ideally) immune to code-injection attacks. If browsers were to implement such sandboxed parsers, then JSON would have a real advantage over XML in that it fits into the JavaScript language nicely, while still retaining security.

more than 6 years ago

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Suggestions for new Score qualifications.

cgranade cgranade writes  |  more than 10 years ago I suggest that a few new qualifications for moderations be added:

  • -1, Goatse.cx
  • -1, Wrong
  • -1, Metoo
  • -1, Overused Joke
  • +5, Original
  • +5, Ironic
  • +5, Mirror
  • +5, Too Much Time On His/Her Hands

I don't know if anyone likes these, but I was bored and wanted to get them off my chest.

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Okay, someone needs to explain this one to me...

cgranade cgranade writes  |  more than 10 years ago OK. Why is it that women's magazines have picutres of barely-dressed women on the cover, yet men's magazines have... barely-dressed women on the cover? What does this say about our culture? I mean, who is Cosmo selling to? Men or women?

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