2335 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007
Re: Ee, bah, eck etc
Seitan looks remarkably like the stuff Sainsburys sells as vegetarian chicken style protein cubes. They're easy to use and they keep, and I had the pleasure of seeing my celiac boss's face when he read the packet.
Interesting, a specific gluten free black pudding option.
I keep meaning to try a vegetarian black pudding on the same plate as a regular black pudding to see how they compare and how many people I can drive insane by the simple act. I wonder if GF is also exotic enough to add to the list...
I mean hey, more black pudding.
Re: Mycho Mycho The Reason For Limiting Words
And more importantly it's okay to hate that.
Re: Mycho The Reason For Limiting Words
I am willing to face court to defend my right to tell people that violence is shit and does not deserve a place in this world. If they want to defend violence's right to exist then I would suggest they go to hell but I suspect it's a given.
Re: The Reason For Limiting Words
I hate violence.
Re: Ignoring the gender element
I would venture that treating all people like shit is different than discriminating against certain types of people.
In reality, yes, but when it happens to you it feels like discrimination.
Ignoring the gender element
How about we just accept that Tech treats people like shit?
There's no need to cite this complaint as evidence when it's made by a woman and victim blame when the exact same complaint is made by a man. 20% of people, male and female, who leave tech do so because they were treated like shit.
Tech needs to stop treating people like shit. That's all there is to it.
Re: Virtual insanity
The term overwhelmingly gets used for putting someone down to make yourself look good. It's gone from insulting someone's taste in boybands to imply that your taste is better into grown up politics and hasn't become more mature. "You suck therefore I don't" is one of the highest profile and most tiresome logical fallacies in the 21st century.
And you're right, it's not restricted to one side.
Re: Virtual insanity
Careful, your red-pill signalling is showing.
No way, if you get known for making sexual harassment charges people become careful what they say around you. Rita needs that dirt.
Andrea Dworkin called for this in the 1990s.
I remember because at the time it was the stupidest thing I'd ever heard. Still high on the list.
Is he still being represented by Harmeet Dhillon?
Re: Damore, who has remained unemployed since leaving Google [ ... ]
The Metro called, they want to know why you're not at your desk.
Re: Google's performance criteria
The message I'm seeing is that performance of projects you run trumps everything else, which means helping others with the projects they run, while part of the job, is less important in performance reviews.
If we accept some of the studies that show different distributions of aptitudes between the sexes then this is a metric that will favour men. And dumb.
Google's performance criteria
I've seen forums where people discuss that Google devalues teamwork in performance appraisals. No idea of the veracity of this.
If we accept the psychologists who talk about gender distributions of aptitudes for a moment, teamwork is always one of the ones they list where the distribution favours women, which would mean that devaluing teamwork will devalue women more than men.
Just throwing that out there.
Re: I got as far as
I'd say that an even bigger problem is that we don't actually think in as much detail as we think we do.
Re: This is not the clitoris you're looking for...
That was not the hole you were looking for.
I note that #killallwhitemen appears to have lost its popularity a couple of months ago.
Seriously, if you see someone promoting race hate on twitter, report them. Let's find out if they're being sincere, don't just assume they aren't.
Re: This may, perversely, encourage more porn
Try and get in touch with AVSecure. From what I heard they set up largely to address situations like yours.
One to watch
There's an age verification system called AV Secure (or something like that, I've only heard it spoken) which uses blockchain to prevent websites seeing who is verifying their age.
Was Bitcoin actually designed as an elaborate ponzi scheme?
Bitcoin was designed as an inflation-proof currency, and it achieved this goal.
What people don't generally discuss is that, just like you'd be dead without cholesterol, with no inflation whatsoever your currency will be very unstable.
Re: And the saying holds true
That moral guardians are seldom moral nor trustworthy guardians?
Re: Despair over Brexit and Trump?
And yet you still get remainers saying that brexiters are all racists because of the same essential argument. "You voted to give everybody of all nations an equal chance of getting into the UK? You racist."
Sorry, downvoters, let me rephrase that.
acting like an obnoxious dick.
Of course it's a professional persona.
Let's not forget what Jeremy Clarkson made a career out of.
Essentially being an obnoxious dick that you wanted to see get injured, then doing dangerous stuff on telly that sometimes got him injured.
Re: Despair over Brexit and Trump?
I doubt many people believed in what they voted for in the referendum. Brexiters hid behind a lot of fallacious rhetoric and remainers hid behinds a lot of fallacious rhetoric.
Remember the argument that if you're not a racist then you'll vote to prioritise immigration from a bunch of white-majority countries? Or the argument that if we leave the EU they'll all beg to join us instead?
Re: Am I the only one
Check your settings, it's turn off and on able in most products. Kaspersky just happens to make it on by default.
Re: You'd think that a professional would be on top of such things.
Upvoted for the hilarious last line.
Same thing that gets so many people on the defensive when you discuss the very real flaws in climate change models. You just know there's a crackpot waiting in the background to use it as an excuse to enforce their nutcase views on the world.
Re: Follow the money
OP makes a stronger explanation for bullying in tech than for anything gendered.
Around 40% of people who quit tech, male or female, do it because of bullying. That would be a much more effective way of keeping wages high.
Re: Just throwing this out there.
So if we ban gender-specific advertising then it will become easier for tech recruiters to reach women.
Sounds win-win to me.
Just throwing this out there.
Just a few stories over is an article saying that Facebook's algorithm is avoiding showing tech jobs to women.
Re: The CPS argument is fallacious
The crime took place where the crime was committed. What part of this seems complicated?
But what if you forget the previous one, too?
No problem, just remember your employee ID (it's on your badge) and your mother's maiden name and they'll fit you out with a new password easy as anything.
Why not play connections? Then when you forget your latest password you just need to remember the previous one and it's an instant reminder.
M4ggot --> 4pple. --> P34rs. --> Funb4gs --> Bulg4ria --> T0bermory
Perfectly acceptable to most automatic password checkers, and if you remember the previous one you can remember the one after it.
Re: Fragile. Very fragile.
When I was a total noob, an IT manager decided to prank me by claiming a machine had the new type of ram that you could hot-swap while booted. He didn't actually let me go through with it.
Re: I am leet hacker
Two greater than signs redirects output to the end of an existing file. One greater than sign redirects output to a new file, overwriting anything already there.
Anything goes, but you have to fill in a form and provide ID first.
Still better than ours want
As long as each targetted investigation requires a warrant it's far better than Britain or America are demanding.
I mean, Bojo would inevitably say that's okay for a tiny country because they've got few enough connections to be able to do this on a case by case basis, but that's because he can't let anything go by without a pop at funny foreigners. In reality we should all have enough court facilities for our population.
Re: A shorter term problem
If you quit your job you can't apply for unemployment, at the very least.
You have to take a fixed term contract doing something or other first, but it's not that hard to work around.
Re: "And it's still not even a proper wiki anyway"
The nuclear button is a myth.
If you think that admitting to it will become normal I am afraid you have more optimism than me.
Maybe he was caught as a result of a simple sniffer dog spotting the package in transit.
Never underestimate the ability of a highly motivated bow-wow when there are treats in the offing.
I once had a journo talking about how I had adapted the Met's fingerprint recognition technology for a system.
Um, no, I used structured light, which they use to take 3d photos of fingerprints. Nothing from the recognition tech at all.
We stopped them publishing it and told them not to bother us again. They did.
Re: Should not?
Given the rate of U-turns over the UK's relationship to the EU, I expect the reverse to be formally announced early tomorrow.
Better get her majesty some new fingerprints.