* Posts by Jaaaaaam

3 posts • joined 29 Aug 2019

Are we having fund yet, npm? CTO calls for patience after devs complain promised donations platform has stalled


Re: No meritocracy in complex tech

Weirdly, the whole Bill Gates superyacht thing was a total invention happily repeated by media that really should know better. Certainly got the company that builds them into the news though.

Geo-boffins drill into dino-killing asteroid crater, discover extinction involves bad smells, chilly weather, no broadband internet...


Re: Hooray for science!

Did you sleep through the heatwaves?

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name


Re: Who Complained

Er, the Washington Redskins didn't offend any Native Americans?

Wiki I know, but:

Native Americans have been questioning the use of the name and image since the 1960s, while the topic has received widespread public attention since the 1990s. Native Americans demanding change include tribal nations, national tribal organizations, civil rights organizations, and individuals.[2] The largest of these organizations, the National Congress of American Indians, counted the enrollment of its member tribes as totaling 1.2 million individuals in 2013.

It's a long, long way from "some Native Americans are fine with the name" to "Native Americans have no issue with the name whatsoever"


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