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mykelfurman
Jul 2
2

Bear in mind, dying with COVID-19 is different than dying from COVID-19. If some 80 year old, life time smoker, died at the hospital with a COVID-19 positive test, is it old age that killed him, or the smaking, or is it COVID? Under the current counting system he will be labeled as a COVID victim. So, the above Chart Read more

Jun 15
68

I can agree with some of the justifications but whitelist/blacklist I will never understand. I have yet to see a valid argument since the term is not by nature racist or specifically pointing out the racism in America. I just had a discussion with my wife on how when using these terms in tech it has been more of an Read more

Jun 15
272

I get master/slave. It isn’t really necessary at all, and more descriptive terms are actually better in most cases.
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Jun 9
1

Good point. I looked and in my area the starting salary appears to be like $26K which, yeah, not enough for the responsibilities put on them. Read more

Jun 8
7

You should just take a lot of nuisance crimes off the books entirely. Loitering, panhandling (which the supreme court has already declared as a first amendment right), open containers, loud music and a host of others that municipalities enact and then expect police to enforce. The vast majority of calls to police are Read more

Jun 6
63

don’t you assume that I didn’t read the article just because I raised a question that you haven’t actually answered. i agree that police forces are broken as currently implemented and their culture would need radical change. I’m not convinced that the solution is to just do away with police.

The particular questions Read more

Jun 4
9

I don’t disagree with you, but I think you’ll have an easier time finding allies if you don’t expect all of them to always want to fight.

Even for people who are personally affected by an injustice, not all of them are fighters. Some people are naturally passive. Some people are better at providing support. Some people Read more

Jun 4
9

the black deaths at the hands of police are countless. Numerous different sources are keeping count. The vast majority include armed suspects that had committed serious felony crimes. The flippant way you say “countless black deaths” is highlighting an issue. So many people, including celebrities, are saying “i am Read more

Jun 4
1

That is why as an IT professional, I just reuse the cables that are already there if possible. Also why my department usually tidies up the cables ourselves, and when we do we either use velcro or reusable zip ties. Not to mention the users really appreciate the little effort to keep the cables tidy and it helps build Read more

Jun 4
6

Sounds like you shouldn't have been throwing things at him to make your argument. 

Jun 4
7

Did you know that LEO and National Guard metal handcuffs use universal keys? Here’s a 10-pack for $15:

Jun 2
53

You do not live on this plane of existence. Please come to terms with real life, these are riots or people breaking curfew. If violence is not met with swift justice, lawlessness breaks loose and society collapses. In that situation you will lose your life and valuables while screaming for the police to come and save Read more

Jun 2
2

Yes, tech has a built-in diversity problem. People often forget that most “organic” change takes years or decades. For a 20-something today, their parents grew up in an era where tech was not only expensive, but also the domain of mostly nerdy white guys (I can tangentially raise my hand here). It was not mainstream. Read more

May 19
3

Many library systems offer their own online Summer Reading component or are planning to this year due to the pandemic. Please prioritize using their system over a large group like Scholastic! Sign ups = statistics that library administrators can use to show cities and municipalities that families WILL come back to the Read more

May 19
2

I know, that has been rough over here, too. My son often brought home books from his school’s library, too, which was nice. I was buying some used books for him (through Thrift Books) at the start of this but even that was getting out of hand. Audible is offering a free collection for kids now, if they like audio books Read more