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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

fredprado Re:I've made a decision (381 comments)

You probably have "seen" those statistics in your dreams then. ;)

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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

fredprado Re:I've made a decision (381 comments)

Events like this are totally random and tend to be added to both groups equally. These events are mathematically unable to turn the counter the other way around, although they can make crimes statistics against gays and straights closer if they are the prevalent cause of murder (which they are not). Either way straights are still ahead in the death counter in any and all countries, no matter how homophobic or not the culture is.

What is important and the point in this exercise is to show that being gay does not make you more likely to .be murdered or assaulted, and that there is absolutely no evidence that points otherwise.

2 days ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

fredprado Re:I've made a decision (381 comments)

This is measured in exactly the same way all other demographic statistics are measured. By collecting and analyzing data. If someone is mugged or killed they do not evaluate their sexual orientation on the act, but the sexual orientation comes to light every time a crime is judged as a "hate crime", and it is a trivial thing to analyze court records.

Sure, there may be "hate crimes" that are not judged as such, as there may be normal and "hate crimes" crimes that aren't judged at all, but there is no reason or evidence to conclude that they are significant enough to alter these statistics.

Basically what we can see points exactly to what I say. What we cannot see I leave to your fertile imagination.

2 days ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

fredprado Re:I've made a decision (381 comments)

There is a LOT less violence against women, gays and transgender people than there is against men.in general..The average of assaults against gay men and transgender men is way bellow the average in assaults against men in general. But just because they are part of a minority their injuries and deaths are suddenly more important through some weird exercise of rationalization.

5 days ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

fredprado Re:Politics as usuall (720 comments)

But the real questions are:

1) Are they better for having it?

2) Are all the others who formerly had some kind of health insurance better now?

3) Who is paying the bill?

5 days ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

fredprado Re:I don't think you know what discrimination mean (673 comments)

Whenever you feel confused as if something is discrimination think on the opposite. What would happen if it was the other way around? See?

5 days ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

fredprado Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

Exactly. And you know what. The more advanced the country is and the more chances women have to go into any profession they want the fewer of them go to STEM. There are more women proportionally to the population into TI in India than there are in Sweden or Canada, for example.

That is mainly because in poorer countries there are fewer options and people must take whatever they can.

What it shows is that most women do not want to have anything to do with STEM, and that is not a "cultural thing" as it gets worse exactly in cultures that have the most freedom and the least discrimination for them.

5 days ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

fredprado Re:Sex discrimination. (673 comments)

Do you know what the typical case is? Men working in degrading, dangerous or stressful professions that most women do not want to take, travelling to dangerous places, working late at night and many more hours. There is already equal pay for equal work, as long as the work is actually equal. I advise you to read Warren Farrel's research in "Why Men Earn More", it will be enlightening if you give it a chance.

5 days ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

fredprado Re:Depends (645 comments)

No it does not automatically fix it, but it does allow anyone who wants to try and fix it, for any reason, to do it. On the other hand, as it is today, if anyone tries to start to charge in order to support XP, he would be automatically sued by MS, and the same would happen if by any means they felt that you, by some miracle, made enough money with MSDOS 1.0 to be worth their attention.

about a week ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

fredprado Re:Depends (645 comments)

No, it wouldn't. Unless they sell their products, then yes, they would be forced to give support for as long as they decide to hold the copyleft. That is not a problem as copyleft is a reaction to copyright and this solution would make far more to control copyright than copyleft ever could.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

fredprado Re:Depends (645 comments)

Sure. In any sane world if you sell a book with any critical error, like a chapter missing for example, you should have the obligation to provide a fixed version to the customer or to give him his money back, and I personally like the obligation to fix factual mistakes any time in the future as long as they hold copyright too. Copyright is a privilege given by society and it should come with adequate responsibilities to society.

Same logic applies to security patches for OS.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

fredprado Re:Depends (645 comments)

That is why I told "commercial" products, as in things they sold to people.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

fredprado Re:Depends (645 comments)

They could just give up on the copyright of those products that are not their interest to support anymore.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

fredprado Re:Depends (645 comments)

At your orders, my good sir. Copyright is an artificial restriction imposed by the government to protect the developer. It has its reasons to be, but like all rules imposed by law a balance should be met between the good and the harm it does.

Copyright was never meant to be used as a means to make a product or service unavailable. Quite the opposite. If a company decides to sabotage their own product by either refusing to sell it, making it prohibitively expensive or denying support and forbidding others from providing this support it should lose this right.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

fredprado Re:Depends (645 comments)

But it is simple. Forget the source code. Just sign out any claim they have over the copyright and let the others who do not want to sign out take the liability.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

fredprado Depends (645 comments)

Microsoft or any software company should be forced to provide full support for their commercial products for as long as they hold copyright over them.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

fredprado Re:Why? (244 comments)

Make no mistake, I am no fan of MS and I despise most of their business strategies, but your critique can be applied to any complex piece of software and especially to operational systems. There will always be vulnerabilities and at least regarding security updates MS is by far the most pro-active and responsible company out there.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

fredprado Why? (244 comments)

The objective of applying security updates from Microsoft is to make your OS safer by applying fixes delivered by a trusted party. MS may not be perfectly "trusted" but at least it has to worry about the liability of any fishy piece of software they install in your computer. On the other hand any source from the "black market" can simply deliver rootkits and any kind of malware disguised as security updates which certainly defies the purpose of applying updates.

about two weeks ago
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Computer-Based Patents

fredprado Re:you have things backwards (192 comments)

Loser does pay for legal fees, but corporations can risk it and you cannot, and they can outlast you unless you have a lot of money to keep fighting.

about two weeks ago

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Subcontractor tries to force Fukushima workers to hide their radiation exposure

fredprado fredprado writes  |  about a year and a half ago

fredprado (2569351) writes "Apparently at least one subcontractor hired to clean up the fukushima site has been urging their workers to put their radiation detectors lined under lead shieldings.

A diagram can be seen here.

The authorities decided not to prosecute him, even after one employee presenting them recordings of him trying to talk the said employee into it."

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