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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

poity HAHAHA "bare-knuckled" (684 comments)

It gets image macros from 4chan and still can't decide on what the irony tag is for. Fark has long become a shadow of its former self. The left leaning political correct mob has been in control for many years now -- even being a consistent critic of public officials on both sides of the political aisle gets you into trouble because in those times when you do write anything critical of a left leaning politician, you get 10 replies of people knocking down strawmen and breathlessly posting whataboutisms.

yesterday
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Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

poity Re:I don't see it.... (179 comments)

Me neither. It's just a white background with pastel hues. XiaoMi isn't doing anything out of the ordinary when it comes to "borrowing ideas".

2 days ago
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Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

poity Re: vs Material Design (179 comments)

Private use is different. Parent anon is talking about proper licensing, with future access to Google's code base at stake. Official releases by XioaMi has not and will continue to not have Play Store access in compliance with Google's terms. That's probably fine for them, since most of China don't use the Play Store anyway.

2 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Who gives you the right? (163 comments)

Again, comparing two unlike qualities. China's tactics in cracking down on terrorism in its western provinces is very much something you would criticize (if you also criticize the US's tactics). That would be a comparison of like with like. Again, the locking down of sensitive political information is our frame, e.g. criticism of policies, posting of data which contradict official released data, etc.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Who gives you the right? (163 comments)

Idiot. China censors curse words as well, that would be your frame of reference. In order to compare the US and China with regard to censorship of information on the internet, e.g. sensitive political topics, you would not be able to use this frame of reference.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Who gives you the right? (163 comments)

It seems like you don't know the Chinese constitution also outlines free speech as a right.

4 days ago
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Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

poity Re:Not just China (92 comments)

The people in China who are wary of this are those of the Slashdot mindset -- your spiritual and intellectual compatriots who want the same thing as you do, privacy and to be left alone by government. Instead of standing up for friends and allies, there are those on Slashdot who would stand up for government. I don't get it. Are your minds warped somehow? Are you all so tolerant of others that you forget who you should be tolerant of?

4 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Who gives you the right? (163 comments)

What do you think about VPN providers in the UK which US citizens sometimes use to bypass copyright restrictions? Are they violating US sovereignty? Are they imposing their morality on Americans?

4 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:How about backing off? (163 comments)

Probably western Sinophiles who can't distinguish between government and people. Regular Chinese people have no respect for these Chinaboos.

4 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Who gives you the right? (163 comments)

That's like saying non-US vpn providers are forcing their concept of right and wrong on Americans. The tools are made available, the doors are unlocked. People willingly use the tools, and willingly walk through the doors on their own.

4 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:I have a better idea. (163 comments)

If people still didn't believe there were political/governmental shills on /., the knee-jerk whataboutism posts on every article about a non-US country should very clearly dispel that belief.

4 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Not my job (163 comments)

No one forces anyone to use free software.

4 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

poity Re:Not my job (163 comments)

That's what they're already doing -- they're using this tool for themselves. It so happens that this tool is developed internationally but that has nothing to do with its use. You would have it only be a Chinese coding effort?

4 days ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

poity Re:Did you even bother to read the GP's comment? (338 comments)

A government's claims about what the public wants is accepted at face value, with few if anyone speculating on why, and many coming to the government's defense to explain away the controversy with an implicit acknowledgement that gov and public are indeed aligned. This is rare here in Slashdot land, which is why it stands out so much.

5 days ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

poity Re:Did you even bother to read the GP's comment? (338 comments)

Anti-establishment pro-disruptive technology Slashdot suddenly become strict stickers of "Da Law"
And all it took was for the issue to involve a non-US city.

What happened to all the voices in those past Lyft/Uber threads talking about how stupid it was that some US cities were thinking of limiting these startups, or that taxi companies wanted to strike? What happened to those angry tirades about government-business collusion, regulatory capture, and backwater anti-competitive provincialism? Are those just presumed to be impossible elsewhere?

about a week ago
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The Benefits of Inequality

poity Re:Different approaches for different situations (254 comments)

This doesn't seem like an issue of "democracy vs totalitarianism" -- it's only about the emergence of hierarchies for group decision making. Democratic republics and dictatorships all have decision making hierarchies, it's just that one set of decision makers is chosen by and has the support of the people (most of them anyway), while the other set choose themselves and is forced on the people.

about a week ago
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A Look At Advanced Targeted Attacks Through the Lens of a Human-Rights NGO

poity Re:to understand the attacks, understand NGO. (25 comments)

Your claim is the WUC orchestrated the 2009 Urumqi riots. You also imply that those riots were comparable to terrorism.

about a week ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

poity Moved to laptops (391 comments)

Upgrading laptops every year. Desktop is still a dusty Core 2 Duo. So, 7 years ago at least.

about three weeks ago
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AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8%

poity Re:Pass rates for women and blacks? (119 comments)

You can already see some politically incorrect numbers.

AP CS student demographics from the first link in the summary.

- 31.4% Asian
- 3.8% Black
- 8.4% Hispanic
- 0.3% Native American
- 50.5% non-Hispanic White

Compare to current US demographics from the Census Bureau
http://quickfacts.census.gov/q...

- 5.3% Asian
- 13.2% Black
- 17.1% Hispanic
- 1.2% Native American
- 62.6% non-Hispanic White

It looks like every race except Asian is under-represented.
Is this evidence of systemic oppression by USA's Asian-American overlords?
Are White people so hateful they'd rather cut themselves to spite the Black and Brown people?

about three weeks ago

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