Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian is totes disappointed with the vitriol and abuse hurled at Adria Richards on Reddit.
Aren’t we better than this? … I’m talking about how many (otherwise reasonable-seeming) people I saw who were comfortable and self-righteous in calling a woman a bitch/cunt/etc from their Twitter, Hacker News, or, yes, reddit account.
Question: Mr Ohanian, have you been to Reddit recently? Because then you might have a better-informed opinion about the “otherwise reasonable-seeming” people who dominate it. And distribute child porn on it.
Telecom spokesman Andrew Pirie is being totes straight-up with us about job cuts:
Pirie said the bulk of the cuts were likely to be redundancies.
“We are not sugar-coating the fact that it is not easy for anyone who loses their job,” he said.
Question: Mr Pirie, do you understand what “sugar-coating” means? Because in our present economic situation, I’m pretty sure saying losing your job “is not easy” is kinda the definition of it.
And, topically, the port town of Lyttelton has “won the battle” against “big brothels” (like Big Pharma, only sexier and non-existent):
Timothy Bartlett, speaking on behalf of parents in Lyttelton, said if a commercial brothel was established in the township it would have a detrimental impact on the community.
Lyttelton was no longer a “seedy, working-class port town”.
Question: Mr Bartlett, do you think sex workers spring fully-formed from the ground if you sow
sexy dragon’s teeth on it? Sex workers are parents in Lyttelton. And so are a lot of their clientele.