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A Joke about Dongles at a Conference Led to Two People Losing Their Jobs and a Huge Mess for the....
Yahoo.com ^ | 3/22/13 | Kevin Smith

Posted on 03/22/2013 10:14:00 AM PDT by Alistair Stratford IV

Earlier this week at the PyCon conference (the largest annual gathering for developers using the open-source Python programming language) a woman named Adria Richards overheard a joke between two men sitting behind her during a crowded presentation.

Richards was offended and took a picture of the two men who were making jokes. She tweeted, "Not cool. Jokes about forking repo's in a sexual way and "big" dongles. Right behind me #pycon." She also attached a photo of the two people making the jokes.

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1 posted on 03/22/2013 10:14:00 AM PDT by Alistair Stratford IV
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2 posted on 03/22/2013 10:15:16 AM PDT by Alistair Stratford IV (Keep calm and carry on)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

She was probable upset because they weren’t talking about her.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 10:16:09 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

Humorless PC Nazis are EVERYWHERE.

Be very careful what you say, anymore.


4 posted on 03/22/2013 10:17:27 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

There’s another word for dongle?


5 posted on 03/22/2013 10:19:22 AM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

One look at her tells me she is jealous because they have dongles and she does not.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 10:21:00 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV
WOW ~ we had this lady file a sex harrassment case against a fellow employee for saying sh== in her presence (this is in the gub'mnt where these people have a lot of power over your personal business) ~ he was punished.

The problem for her was that from then on NO ONE In the office would speak in her presence ~ not even her boss.

She ended up feeling totally shunned and left for another job.

Years later I ran into her at a social occasion. She tried to be friendly.

I said nothing!

7 posted on 03/22/2013 10:21:41 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

If the little Nazi didn’t get a release from those men to publish their photos, wouldn’t they be able to sue her?


8 posted on 03/22/2013 10:22:04 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

One of the “perpetually offended”.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 10:23:00 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: muawiyah

> I said nothing!

Wise move.

PC Nazis cannot be trusted.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 10:23:17 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV
I thought they were just quoting from "The Dongle Monologues."

-PJ

11 posted on 03/22/2013 10:24:04 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

The tattltale big nosed shrew has been fired as well

Seems her employer....unlike her....has a sense of humour


12 posted on 03/22/2013 10:25:23 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Westbrook

The article says that it was the woman, Adrian Richards, who got fired.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT by steerpike100
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

BWAHAHAHA...

She was one of the two fired. Stupid PC Nazi...


14 posted on 03/22/2013 10:26:25 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: muawiyah

It’s important to learn from the past and not repeat errors. You chose wisely.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 10:27:03 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dongle


16 posted on 03/22/2013 10:27:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

At the same time the country is becoming more libertine than a Roman orgy we are becoming more prissy than a doily in Cotton Mather’s parlor.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 10:27:28 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

Read the article, 1 of the guys got fired (which guy in the picture, I see several)AND the woman who tweeted got herself fired and flamed on twitter.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 10:27:30 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: svcw

If this was a episode of “Law & Order”, she’d be a murder victim by now. If the comments were not directed at her, she should either have said something, or found another seat. This is no reason at all for a man with a family to lose his job. Thin-skinned people are a PITA. Since it sounds as if she was also fired, maybe she learned a lesson, as well. Somehow, I doubt it.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 10:27:37 AM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: null and void

We still use dongles on some of our older PC software.........


21 posted on 03/22/2013 10:27:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: svcw; Westbrook

If all she did was complain about these “jokes” and text the pic, then I don’t see how she did anything wrong.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 10:28:20 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: beelzepug

The guys will just get other jobs, she will sure for discrimination.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 10:28:55 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

One of the guys (with 3 children) was fired...and she was fired, too. Good! Another hothouse flower who says she wants to be treated equally, but really wants to drag everyone else down to the level of her miserable, whiny existence.

“I can fight in combat...but I can’t kill a spider!” — The Woman Song


24 posted on 03/22/2013 10:29:01 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Safetgiver

A “DONGLE’ is a exterior piece of electronic hardware, usually attached to the serial port or printer port, that allows the user to use certain software on only that PC and not on another............


25 posted on 03/22/2013 10:29:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: beelzepug

if they have the right to make off color jokes that others might not like, others have a right to say they do not like it. even on Twitter.


26 posted on 03/22/2013 10:30:26 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: null and void

DONGLES........

27 posted on 03/22/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Like I said..”What do I know?”


28 posted on 03/22/2013 10:31:16 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: steerpike100
"The article says that it was the woman, Adrian Richards, who got fired."

One of the two guys who were joking with each other got fired too.

29 posted on 03/22/2013 10:31:30 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: beelzepug

If the comments were not directed at her, she should either have said something, or found another seat.

Not only that, but she only has a picture. That’s her evidence of offensive speech? WTF...


30 posted on 03/22/2013 10:31:34 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: Alistair Stratford IV
There was so much negative reaction against her employer, that SendGrid fired her.

Unless men fight back against the perpetually offended, we will be enslaved by them.

31 posted on 03/22/2013 10:32:42 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

Someone who gets upset about those kinds of jokes really has no business being at a conference full of computer nerds. When in Rome...


32 posted on 03/22/2013 10:33:07 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Red Badger

seriously, why would any of them be fired?

“You idiots need to your mouths clean in public” should have been enough


33 posted on 03/22/2013 10:33:20 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DManA
At the same time the country is becoming more libertine than a Roman orgy we are becoming more prissy than a doily in Cotton Mather’s parlor.

I like the way you put that!

34 posted on 03/22/2013 10:33:31 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

The Joy of Hate.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 10:33:32 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Safetgiver

You know more than she does now........


36 posted on 03/22/2013 10:33:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Westbrook

“Be very careful what you say, anymore.”

And remember, when the PC chekists come after you NEVER APOLOGIZE!!! They are NOT Christians and they will NOT forgive you! They will use your well-intentioned apology as an ADMISSION OF GUILT and they’ll use it to destroy you!

When these people come after you the best way to shut them down is to go on the offensive and involve a lawyer immediately.


37 posted on 03/22/2013 10:33:49 AM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: Red Badger

Yes. What else were they supposed to call them? Is there even another word?


38 posted on 03/22/2013 10:34:11 AM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
One of the “perpetually offended”.

You can just tell she walks around with a major chip on her shoulder all day.


39 posted on 03/22/2013 10:34:14 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Boogieman

She had as much right to complain about the jokes as they have to make them.


40 posted on 03/22/2013 10:34:23 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Alistair Stratford IV

The woman in question’s blog

http://butyoureagirl.com/


41 posted on 03/22/2013 10:34:36 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: GeronL

She needs to learn the lingo.........


42 posted on 03/22/2013 10:34:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: muawiyah
Years later I ran into her at a social occasion. She tried to be friendly.

I said nothing!

Perfect.

43 posted on 03/22/2013 10:35:18 AM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: null and void

“Hardware keys” is another word, but ‘dongle’ is so much more illustrative.........


44 posted on 03/22/2013 10:35:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Westbrook
Be very careful what you say, anymore.

Call me crazy but I say, be careful who you take pics of & make accusations about. BTW this just gives many another reason to not hire women.

45 posted on 03/22/2013 10:35:58 AM PDT by Digger
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To: GeronL
If all she did was complain about these “jokes” and text the pic, then I don’t see how she did anything wrong.

When you are in the business of being a spokeswoman with 10,000 twitter followers, you should be careful about whose privacy you violate.

46 posted on 03/22/2013 10:36:38 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: svcw

It’s also a shame these boys couldn’t show some respect around a woman. I really dont’ think there’s an argument over how bad their joke was/was not. Minimally, they were on company time and as such were the face/voice of their company. Don’t know if I’d fire them, but I’d give them hell.


47 posted on 03/22/2013 10:38:45 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: GeronL

What happened to “gentlemen (and ladies) do not listen in on other gentlemen’s conversations”?


49 posted on 03/22/2013 10:39:08 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: PapaBear3625

privacy?

a roomful of people in a public venue is now “private”?


50 posted on 03/22/2013 10:40:20 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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