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    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 Los Angeles officials have asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using the terms "master" and "slave" on computer equipment, saying such terms are unacceptable and offensive.



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    Oh my god.



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    PC gone mad...


    An It Harm None, Do What You Will

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    Originally posted by Rat Faced@29 November 2003 - 04:04
    PC gone mad...

    Personal computer politcal correctness gone mad! Should this be PC^2, p2c2 or PCP correctness?

    I find Motherboard offensive, should be Personboard.
    Aren't we in the trust tree, thingey?

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    They wouldn't have this problem if they named their computers.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Ah, yes-

    Say what you will about engineers (and I do), but they are not generally "slaves" to inaccurate nomenclature or terminology.

    The powers that be should insist that the complaining parties secrete their objections inside their gaping anal cavities.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    I am amazed that a civil servant has managed to retain a level of sensitivity sufficient to even recognize the potential inflamatory nature of the labeling.

    Most government employees, in the words of Holden Caulfield, are about as "sensitive as a toilet seat".
    How did the complaintant manage to remain this virginal?

    I'm guessing that this whole thing started over a joint at lunchtime and has bloomed far beyond the expectations of the originators...
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Just so-

    The Genesis of a fresh batch of idiocy.

    I'll watch with great interest.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Originally posted by j2k4@29 November 2003 - 05:48


    Just so-

    The Genesis of a fresh batch of idiocy.

    I'll watch with great interest.
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    Aren't we in the trust tree, thingey?

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    Ah-

    The sweet smell of freshly painted bluegrass!
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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