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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

epyT-R Re:Experience outside the valley (377 comments)

Based on what? I could say that you see it because the government is a bastion of political correctness where people are chosen based on quotas rather than on experience, and the statement would have the same validity.

4 hours ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

epyT-R Re:There's a different echo... (377 comments)

Problem is, privilege is stereotyped. White males are assumed to be privileged, women and other races are assumed to be victims. Ask 10 slashdotters if white male hiring managers would use race and sex in their ratings of resumes, or if women and non whites would use race and sex in their ratings of resumes, and I'll bet they'll rate the white male highest in using those discriminators.

The reality is that identity politics is building this bias into the culture and legal system under the guise of fighting it everywhere. We are supposed to default to the assumption that white males are privileged and everyone else is not, when it is everyone else who is privileged by the system so long as they lack whiteness and/or maleness.

4 hours ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

epyT-R Re: Stop the idiocracy (377 comments)

ugh.. V=IR is handled in highschool these days, in physics.

5 hours ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

epyT-R Re:What Jesse wants (377 comments)

1. No, he doesn't.
2. You argue from popularity (all those liberals must be right).
3. Insights are obvious once you have them.
4. It doesn't require a completely unbiased take on the world to have a correct insight on one specific aspect. Hell, it doesn't even matter if you have unfounded biases about the subject in question. What matters in context is whether you're correct in that one instance.

In this case, he is. Left wing politics is just as backstabby and self serving as neo-right politics. I find it laughable that the left wing organizations most well known for 'civil rights' are only defending the needs and whims of some, granting them de facto privilege over the rest. This applies across race, sex, orientation, and any other front these activists can cobble together (eg: anita sarkeesian, sarah sharp, rebecca watson, etc). If they were honorable, their actions would match their rhetoric about equal rights for everyone.

7 hours ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

epyT-R Re:Neither (328 comments)

Well, idiots tend to argue with fallacies like argument from popularity as you've done here. Like you said, though, the world is not binary. People don't have to accept ads if they dont' want to look at them but still want to view sites because there is software out there that allows this. The internet is not cable tv, thankfully.

yesterday
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

epyT-R Re:Neither (328 comments)

Not my concern what they do. They don't have a right to run their bullshit javascript on my computer.

yesterday
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

epyT-R Re:The only good thing (505 comments)

Where's the -1 fallacious appeal mod?

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

epyT-R Re:Taking responsibility? Ha! (505 comments)

Whatever, it's true regardless who says it. Someone has to decide to take drugs. No one is cramming them down his throat.

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

epyT-R Re:Real life is complicated (505 comments)

Yeah, that's if they aren't picked off by some 3rd world country rabble during one of those corporate sponsored wars he talked about. Seems like a dumb waste of intelligence to me.

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

epyT-R Re:Red Bull (505 comments)

We should ban water too. After all, water allows people to live, giving them the opportunity to ingest sugar! it's a gateway gateway gateway substance!

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

epyT-R Re: Red Bull (505 comments)

not if it's well water. Of course, it might suffer contamination from run off/dumping.

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

epyT-R Re:Why does anyone work with this guy? (715 comments)

Nice concern troll.

Linus is quite lenient compared to the leadership at microsoft or apple. The latter are more interested in appearance than they are in technical excellence because appearance is all that matters when appealing to their non-tech customers. The problems lie where these products must be maintained by technical people for the non technical customer who is usually their boss.

If you can make a good case for your position/code, linus will listen to you.. If you're full of shit or crying like a bitch because he wont' accept shitty code, then he'll tear you apart. At apple or microsoft, you can be fired for losing a political battle even when being correct. I'd rather work for linus.

3 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

epyT-R Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (715 comments)

The only way to cajole passive aggressives into taking action is to shame them publicly. That's why they whine like little babies and play the victim role. Unfortunately, passive aggressive dynamics run so much of society nowadays that they've been codified into law as 'rights', and the bluntness/truth that contradicts them, 'hate crimes.'

A well placed 'Fuck you!' can save years and years of mountainous, expensive political tugs of war.

3 days ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

epyT-R Re:Bose is worried (161 comments)

brand focused companies are brand focused because they charge too much for mediocre products. It takes effort to maintain smoke and mirrors and it's easy to blow them away with a few facts.

3 days ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

epyT-R Re:Typical (161 comments)

Bose is long know for litigating everything, including valid criticisms of its products. You shouldn't feel sympathy for them. If beats really had violated any patents, it would've been sued ages ago. They're both garbage.

3 days ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

epyT-R Re: Typical (161 comments)

No, that is not according to me. Try again.

3 days ago
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SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

epyT-R Another example (114 comments)

Another example of corporates telling the taxpayer what he should pay. Fuck that. Spacex should fund the 25billion itself.

3 days ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

epyT-R Typical (161 comments)

Those who can't create, litigate.

3 days ago
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When Spies and Crime-Fighters Squabble Over How They Spy On You

epyT-R I have an idea (120 comments)

Lock them all up in prison and hand each a copy of the constitution to read over and over again for a few decades.

4 days ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

epyT-R so it's only ok... (200 comments)

So it's only ok when you do it, then? What a hypocritical joke. I have a better idea: just focus on providing the most reliable bandwidth on the network for your customers as possible and let them provide the content.

5 days ago

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