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Old 11-28-2003, 12:13 PM   #1
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'Master' & 'Slave' Terms Offensive

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The request -- which has some suppliers furious and others busy re-labeling components -- came after an unidentified worker spotted a videotape machine carrying devices labeled "master" and "slave" and filed a discrimination complaint with the county's Office of Affirmative Action Compliance.
In the computer industry, "master" and "slave" are used to refer to primary and secondary hard disk drives. The terms are also used in other industries.

"Based on the cultural diversity and sensitivity of Los Angeles County, this is not an acceptable identification label," Joe Sandoval, division manager of purchasing and contract services, said in a memo sent to County vendors.
I dont think theres even a point to giving a view on this. Some people just need to learn where the cliff is and jump.

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/442/442337p1.html
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Old 11-28-2003, 06:42 PM   #2
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DEAR GOD! WHAT?!

yeah I got a slave HD in my computer, doesn't mean I whip it with a whip

what did that guy think they meant on the machines, he was the slave VCR?
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Old 11-28-2003, 08:07 PM   #3
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Old 11-28-2003, 10:07 PM   #4
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its offical, the end of the world is coming to rid us of morons

and I'm gonna do it


this is stupider then the time at my parent's restaurant when someone didn't want a Steak BUT ATE IT ANYWAYS AND WANTED HIS MONEY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-28-2003, 11:33 PM   #5
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I guess we'll have to rename the terms "Domanatrix" and "Strap-On".

Or maybe the labels refer to the people who are supposed to use the hard drives. Masters get the good drives, whereas slaves get the secondary drives.

TV offends me as well. I think we should rid ourselves of the word "Color" as that is absolutely racist! You are then left with black and white which is even more racist because it neglects every other race in the world! Male and female connectors for electronics and whatnot have to go as well. That is sexist.

Political correctness should be illegal. It will be the death of us all.
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Old 11-29-2003, 05:03 PM   #6
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Hehehehe Gollum/Andy Serkis is in serious trouble.
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Old 11-29-2003, 05:43 PM   #7
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You know, I wish I had a really cleaver joke right about now.
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Old 11-30-2003, 01:52 PM   #8
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Of course it's here in the USA that this happened. I swear to God this country has become overly sensitive and to politically correct. And you know we can thank the Democrat's for that crap! We as a country need to ignore this idiot and maybe the subject will die down and go away. Gimme a break! It's a computer component that he's talking about. An inanimate object. I agree that this guy needs to jump off a cliff and kill himself! The country would be better off without him and people like him!
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Old 11-30-2003, 09:37 PM   #9
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I have nothing clever to say, but I thought I should post anyways just to say how stupid this is.
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Old 12-01-2003, 02:34 AM   #10
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Of course it's here in the USA that this happened.
But WAIT! There's hope. It only happened in California.

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Old 12-01-2003, 03:30 AM   #11
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But WAIT! There's hope. It only happened in California.

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good point, it is like a whole other little country down there.
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If Arnold knew he'd slap some sense into them. Where is Arnold??????
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Old 12-01-2003, 04:37 AM   #13
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Fine, but if they DO rename it....I want SOY MILK to be labled "I AM MILK."

Conan, you clever bastard. You changed my outlook on going to get food.

Hehe...soy milk...
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Old 12-01-2003, 07:49 PM   #14
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Well...

One more reason to hate L.A. Nothing good comes from L.A.
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