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  • ssokolow
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    Originally posted by dkasak View Post

    Pointless resistance to change, similarly so
    Change always takes effort. Even in ideal circumstances, someone who could be doing something more productive still has to review all the patches, and people still have to stop and make sure they haven't slipped into old habits.

    Needlessly putting a word onto what Steven Pinker dubbed The Euphemism Treadmill for one use of one of its meanings is the closest thing to poinless (no return for time invested) that I've ever seen.

    Re: The Euphemism Treadmill, "retarded" used to be medical jargon, which replaced previous corrupted medical jargon like "idiot" and "moron". Things like "Geez", "Gosh-darnit", and "Consarnit" are on a euphemism treadmill that goes back millennia.

    Did you really think "God" was his name? It's a translation of "Elohim", which is a Hebrew euphemism meaning "god with the equivalent of capitalizing the G to make it a proper noun". Because ancient Hebrew didn't use vowel marks, it's unclear whether Jehovah is a euphemistic pronunciation of the tetragrammaton (YHWH) with the correct pronunciation being Yahweh, or a remnant of two branches of Judaism merging. Beyond that, I read somewhere that "Yahweh" isn't actually God's name either, but a semi-euphemistic abbreviation of his real name, which is a Hebrew phrase along the lines of "I am that which I am".

    (Hebrew is big on names that are phrases, like Michael. If a name ends in "el", it's probably a Hebrew phrase referring to God. To paraphrase Wikipedia, "Mīkhāʼēl" means "Who is like God?".)
    Last edited by ssokolow; 06-22-2020, 07:25 AM.

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  • cesarcafe
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    BTW, I feel like if there's some missing link here: Why are some projects (like LLVM) devoting so much effort to political activism rather than software development? I find it quite strange... I mean, when you love programming, you spend the day thinking how to improve this or that algorithm, not in joining a political fight. So, where's the link? Do they come from political parties rather than from engineering education or what? Where's the egg?

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  • JustinTurdeau
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    Originally posted by dkasak View Post
    Pointless resistance to change, similarly so
    If you get triggered by the word "master" in 2020, you have way too much time on your hands. I have distant ancestors who were slaves and I couldn't care less about it. As usual, it's mostly hyper-woke champagne socialists getting offended on everyone else's behalf.

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  • dkasak
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

    Pointless change is hard to accept.
    Pointless resistance to change, similarly so

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  • spiritofreason
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    If changes to master/slave need to be done, I rather liked master/minion--It changes only the one word that is directly linked to slavery and doesn't require typing many more characters.

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  • lowflyer
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    Michael, I think you got it wrong. be aware that "whitelist" will be the "denylist" and the "blacklist" will become the "allowlist". This is the correct way to fight racism.

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  • JustinTurdeau
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    Originally posted by kescherPh View Post
    ... systemic racism, inequality between genders, discrimination against people in LGBTQ+
    Those are all myths. Joggers are less "equal" because they have an average IQ of about 80 and most of them are utterly incompatible with civilization. Throwing money down the toilet and giving incompetents jobs that they're not mentally qualified for is never "good".

    You forgot the "P" in LGBTQP by the way. Paedophiles are underrepresented too, bigot.
    Last edited by JustinTurdeau; 06-20-2020, 04:42 PM.

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  • Etherman
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    Thank God we got rid of those IDE-drives!

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  • jjkk
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    How do you call that long key at the bottom of keyboard?

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  • cynical
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    They did it you guys! They defeated racism! And all it took was a few patches on Github.

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