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Turns out OKCupid's CEO has donated to strongly homophobic politicians too! Anybody else think this wasn't just a PR stunt?

Donations by the CEO seem more important than ones by employees who are not directly steering the course of the company, to me.

If you can show me how Eich's opinion on The Gays influenced Mozilla's company policy in any way, I'm all ears.

Funny how nobody boycotts javascript though.


You don't browse sites that use javascript? That's some dedication! Javascript runs the front end for google, facebook, youtube, yahoo, wikipedia, twitter, wordpress, amazon, ebay...

I just watched that everybody around me heard a noise akin to a housewife jumping on a stool to avoid a mouse

game of thrones theme song / james brown mashup

I'm also about 80% certain he's a straight white guy with lots of guilt

My contribution to this thread is the post which made me realize that there are some very very diseased branches in the greater social justice dialog.

Goat In a Hat is an awful person who happens to be a Discordian and in addition is a bad human being. Even reddit agrees.

here's a screenshot:

so, this 9 year old boy was outnumbered by a group of older asian kids and bullied to the point of suicide... and he was the one with the power?

and you want people who sympathize with him to "cry more white tears"? :vom:

It's just weird how Eich giving $1000 to prop 8 got people to sit up,
but Enron, Goldman Sachs, the Walton Family, Rupert Murdoch, all these guys... doing much more measurable harm -- where's the pressure on them?


While I think people have every right to be angry at people who donated to prop 8, I still don't see how it has anything to do with mozilla. They have a great corporate policy about diversity. As an organization, they give no money to political causes other than Net Neutrality and privacy.

Even in terms of employee donations to prop 8-- Mozilla employees gave 3x more to fight it than they did to support it.

Tech Companies whose employees gave more money than Mozilla to prop 8: Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo, as well as Disney, DreamWorks, Gap, and Warner Bros.

No fuckin way, he resigned! I had to google this to make sure it wasn't an april fool's joke.

That's unexpected! I had no idea he'd crack under the pressure. Brilliant marketing on OkCupid's part.

Funny how nobody boycotts javascript though.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Experiments with monkeys
« on: April 04, 2014, 12:39:57 pm »
I got an actual sense of WHOA from reading that. 10/10, much better than the original. Permission to repost next time I see the monkey meme on Facebook?

be my guest!

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Experiments with monkeys
« on: April 03, 2014, 07:06:15 pm »

Here's MY version:

The Monkey Experiment
   Thereís a famous experiment where they keep a bunch of monkeys in a room for an indefinite amount of time. Thereís a big white staircase leading up out of the room. Every time a monkey climbs to the top of the staircase, he gets blasted back down the stairs with a hose. When this happens, every monkey in the room also gets blasted with water. This makes them very angry.

    Soon, the monkeys have figured it out: beat the shit out of any monkey that starts to climb the stairs. Thatís the new rule.

    At some point, they remove a monkey and send in a new one. He learns the rule quickly: donít climb the stairs. And if weíre beating somebody up, join in. One by one, they replace each monkey with a new one who has to learn the rule.

    At some point they can turn off the hose. The monkeys will reliably prevent escape. Policing the stairs has become a cultural norm. Eventually, they have this population of monkeys who are trained to beat up any monkey that tries to escape, but donít even understand why.

    The experiment is run by interns who are paid in course credit. Occasionally, an intern finishes the semester and leaves. New interns join the team and everybody explains how to feed the monkeys and how to record the data. But at this point, none of the interns are from the original group, none of them have met the scientists leading this project. Most of the interns donít fully understand the point of the experiment.

    The scientist who began the experiment left long ago. Other researchers were assigned to the project by an administrator in order to keep this valuable experiment running. None of the remaining scientists are actually authors of the paper, or even understand what itís about. 

    The administrator supervising the project isnít terribly involved with it. He just prolongs the experiment because itís his departmentís main source of funding. But he didnít begin this project, he just inherited it from his predecessor, who is on a leave of absence and hasnít been seen in some time.

    The company funding the experiment has a sum of money they spend annually on scientific research, mainly for tax reasons. But the person who reads and approves grants left last year. The last time anybody saw the man, he handed a huge folder to some new kid and said ďmake sure these stay funded.Ē Then he disappeared up a long staircase leading into the sky.


The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: WOMP-ertainment
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:09:52 pm »

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: WOMP-ertainment
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:06:10 pm »

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: WOMP-ertainment
« on: April 03, 2014, 12:45:48 pm »

I can't put my finger on why, but I'm not as impressed with Kaku. Dont' get me wrong, he's doing good work, but I think I've seen too many documentaries with him just speculating about things from Star Trek in front of a green screen.

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