Feb 5, 2015 Ola commented on SL Letter of the Day: My Boss Is a Married Lady and I'm Not a Single Lady—Should I Fuck Her Anyway?.
@7 ("Since when have boss-subordinate sexual relations ended well? )
My partner and I met when he was my team lead. It's now our 14-th year together, and it's been awesome! We even still work together, although not in the same team anymore.
Jan 9, 2015 Ola commented on Charlie Hebdo and Piss Christ: On Fear and Self-Censorship and the AP's Dangerous New Precedent.
Does anyone remember Dan Savage's piece on NALT Christians? "We're not all like that"?
http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archive…

Guess what -- it applies equally to Muslims.
All these moderate Muslims who lament on how Islam gets demonized in the public perception – don’t tell us! Speak the fuck up against the crazy fundies who are responsible!

Look at the Muslim world reactions to the killings:
http://www.rferl.org/content/muslim-pres…

How does that sound to you? Does not sound good enough to me.
Jan 8, 2015 Ola commented on SL Letter of the Day: Pro-Love, Pro-Human, Pro-Reality.
What @19 said.
Oct 24, 2014 Ola commented on This Is America.
@12 my thoughts exactly. Good job everyone. I was actually pleasantly surprised to see such swift and effective action from the bystanders.
Sep 25, 2014 Ola commented on Painful Experiences Create Social Bonds.
They should probably control for task difficulty as well. I suspect that more difficult group tasks increase group cohesion -- whether the difficulty is due to pain or other factors.
Feb 5, 2014 Ola commented on Savage Love.
I don't think either of you, including Dan, understood RING's real problem. Did you get the part the part where his girlfriend refused the coin toss? That was because she doesn't want to marry him even if she wins the coin toss! That's the real issue here -- if he now says "okay, whatever, if this bullshit ritual is so important to you, sure, what the hell, as Dan said" -- she will say "Sorry, that's not good enough -- marriage has *meaning* to me, and I won't marry you until I'm sure that it has at least some meaning to you as well!"
That's the problem -- it's not whether they marry or no, it's that they have radically differing views about something that the girlfriend considers quite important! There is no compromise, alas.
Jan 18, 2014 Ola commented on A Douche In the Life.
The commercial is so badly made that I struggle to believe it was made in good faith. It's as if someone deliberately tried to do everything to piss of the most people.

But I'm shocked at the negative sentiment to the *product* (and by proxy to Google Glass, to which it is superficially similar). Seriously, guys?
Does anyone remember how everyone used to HATE people with mobile phones when they first came out? When they were a status symbol? It's funny how I heard the same laments about how mobile phones enable stalking etc. Actually, makes perfect sense because these glasses do much less than your phone does right now -- the only difference is that you don't have to take it out of the pocket.
Jul 6, 2011 Ola commented on Savage Love.
@16 FTW.

And Dan's advice was ridiculous. "I need more time"??? After living together for 10 years? I suspect Dan was being sarcastic. "I need more time" now almost universally means "I don't want to marry you". What you should be having is a discussion -- with your girlfriend. I realize that you're afraid of it, but it will get worse if you postpone it.

And: you're not an asshole. My partner of 9.5 years and I don't want to get married mainly for the same reason you cited. We think it's a very strong reason. So, you're not alone.
Jun 13, 2011 Ola commented on Gay Girl In Damascus Actually a Straight Guy in Scotland.
@1 FTW!
That was simply awesome, LOL!!