evidence based - just not the evidence the reporter likes
I hate it when people talk about "folks" - it sounds so false and folksy. And it's Microsoft, who we know fine aren't remotely folksy.
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This man sounds as if he has the symptoms of schizophrenia, a very distressing medical condition. Upwards of 40% of people that have schizophrenia will attempt suicide at least once. Males with schizophrenia attempt suicide at a much higher rate than females; approximately 60% of them will make at least one attempt. The result of these attempts is that between 10% and 15% of people with schizophrenia have historically committed suicide. This is not a suitable subject for reporting in the mocking style chosen by your reporter.
Well, I gave it a go.
I had the phrase " The site for everyone working for an MP" in my copy/paste (I'd just stored the website w4mp.org in bookmarks) so I asked Cuil to search for that.
Too many words, apparently. So I cut down the number of words till I was left with MP.
Imagine my surprise when I saw the picture associated with Mike Hancock MP, MP for Portsmouth South.
There are plenty of people who will be buying new things. An incredible number of people are replacing pefectly good CRT TVs with 32" flat screens. I know a blind person who's doing this. No doubt millions of people will spend £300 on these new wee laptops, just because they can, and eventually they'll throw stuff out to make room for new toys. The fact that they're paying more for lecky and bread and eggs doesn't mean they can't afford shiny things.
The low level misogyny is a consequence of people - OK, boys - not being personally identifiable and working in an industry where they are usually support service, and not core to the business. They have to show respect for others in real life so when they come here they get to act as if they don't.
Roger lets himself down by using the tem "retard" - don't criticise sexism and then perpetuate disablism.
It's like an episode of Law and Order - the system bending over backwards to protect the vile criminal. Ebveryone wants to see him get his just deserts but the greasy lawyer bangs on about the constitooshum and the judge says "the smoking gun is ruled out". Well bollocks to that. If someone sets up an encrypted system to hide his criminality - in this case participation in industrial child rape - then he has to open the door or be punished for it.
Don't get me wrong, I sympathise with Chris C, I really do. Maybe fuckwitted bigots in the US behave better than those we have in the UK.
To make a point - disability is created by barriers. Take away the barriers, in this case the inaccessibility of certain websites, and you take away the disability. The impairment, in this case blindness, remains, but everyone enjoys access to the website, and the website owner gets more customers and complies with the law of the land. Everyone wins.
Dr Who is a children's programme broadcast on early Saturday evenings. Catherine Tate will appeal a lot to children and young teenagers.
Nearly all the commenters on this story seem to be adult men interested in computers and science fiction... and possibly in comic books. No offence, like, but who cares what you think?
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