Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Let this be a lesson. After posts by John Gruber and Shawn King, this happened to Violet Blue. "The misinformation gave a significant number of people fuel to stalk me, attack me for hours at a time, malign, insult me in disgusting ways, threaten me with weapon-specific violent death (an axe), and lead social media attempts to force me to lose my job over the matter. Many referenced John Gruber, and/or his post as they did this. Plans were openly made to make media to attack me - another Angry Mac Bastards podcast." Disgusting story, and sadly enough, this isn't the first time this has happened, as Blue notes in her article. I don't like talking about these matters (you don't want to know the kind of crap that gets thrown my way at times), but I can assure you my inbox has seen its share of pure vitriol after Gruber links to an OSNews piece. It ain't pretty.
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RE: Comment by Aristocracies
by Shkaba on Wed 8th Feb 2012 00:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by Aristocracies"
Shkaba
Member since:
2006-06-22

And just how do you envision calling out someone with a fabricated swan story?? The girl on the photo is not a developer. Never was, maybe one day she will be. What she was (on the photo), is ample chested and in a tight shirt, and a PR person. To top it all, they (shaw and the co.) didn't get her identity right. So how is this OK, and stating obvious facts (sad, ample chested, tight shirt) is not???

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

So how is this OK, and stating obvious facts (sad, ample chested, tight shirt) is not???


Probably in the same way that Apple abusing vague patents = okay, and Honeywell abusing vague patents = not okay.

It's a kind of logic not everyone understands.

Edited 2012-02-08 00:09 UTC

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rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

" So how is this OK, and stating obvious facts (sad, ample chested, tight shirt) is not???


Probably in the same way that Apple abusing vague patents = okay, and Honeywell abusing vague patents = not okay.

It's a kind of logic not everyone understands.
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In case it's not clear, this would be another troll comment, Thom. Off topic in the thread and attempting to stir up trouble.

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Aristocracies Member since:
2010-06-15

How do you even know this person was 'sad'? Why is it that a tight shirt automatically means someone is a 'booth babe'? How is that not sexist?

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Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

Dude ... did you even look at the picture???

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

How do you even know this person was 'sad'?

Then next time you see someone with a face expression resembling the following ;) or ;( you shouldn't assume that someone is sad. Or will you assume it? Because I can bet that you will. Humans use facial expressions to indicate emotional states and they are universal.

Why is it that a tight shirt automatically means someone is a 'booth babe'?

What would you assume?

How is that not sexist?

Their alternative titles are "conference booth PR representatives". Booth babe is the unofficial title.

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