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Is our host Patrick turning over a new leaf?

By somecrappynumber following x   2017 Aug 22, 11:48am 1,812 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


Not sure what is happening, but it looks like @Patrick has deleted all his old comments and now has (approx.) 30 something comments to his name. At the same time, in his first official reply on this site he says:

Patrick says
But when I was really really right, in 2009, I probably should have bought. At least from the financial point of view.
While I (and probably hundreds of past users) appreciate the brief moment of sincerity, it is shocking to see. In the world of "winning the internet" where if one ever admits their previous position was incorrect, the seas will catch fire and the earth will open up and swallow them whole, you never see this sort of contrition. I appreciate the honesty, but I am curious as to what is going on here? Was it all just a coincidence that all your old (anti housing) comments have disappeared? Have the globalists and other nefarious groups finally gotten to you? :)
1   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Aug 22, 12:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Nope, same old me, and nothing deleted, nothing incorrect.

Just decided that it's not safe to use my real name on everything, since the echo chamber has indeed clearly become "extreme and authoritarian" in suppressing diversity of viewpoints, as James Damore so aptly put it before he was proven right by the extreme and authoritarian response to that, lol. Recent example of my own:

Sorry to do this, but I'm actually going to have to rescind my offer to kick off our interview process. There's no doubt you're a strong engineer, but I just took a few moments to peruse through your patrick.net site and I'm afraid some of the views and opinions you've expressed are in contradiction to our company's core values.

Sorry about the mixup,
Jesse

On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:59 AM, Jesse Pedersen
jesse@buildingconnected.com wrote:

Hey Patrick, great to meet you. I hear you're looking for some solid Node work. That's awesome, we're big js fans over here. Do you have time for a call, or to swing by the office sometime early next week? Whatever is easiest for you. Looking forward to it!

J

This seems to violate California labor law sections 1101 and 98.6(c)(1), which protect even job applicants from discrimination based on political views expressed on their own time. I filed a complaint with the CA labor board, and wrote all of the VC's that fund Buildingconnected.com, pointing out that Buildingconnected.com is explicitly rejecting strong engineers based on politics alone.

Yes, I could have gotten a better deal on a house in 2009 than I could get now, but neither of those times made sense for me to buy, since my rental deal was still far better at both times.

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