This came on #gnome-hackers:
<luis> roozbeh: fudding against the americans should be fair game
On the other news, I was locked out of our compile farm because I installed an updated pam on it.
On the other other news, Elnaz, the CEO of FarsiWeb and my wife, was not allowed into a building of the governmental Management and Planning Organization, who is one of our company's customers, because of "inappropriate hijab" (the headscarf was very much like the first photo on the Wikipedia article, and almost the same blue color, which practically doesn't have any kind of problem, legal or not, or they would have arrested her in the street). The guard was a woman herself, of course, and she refused to show us anything on paper about the weird requirement. She allowed her in after she went and bought a different kind of headscarf, which was black... Will post photos here later.
Too bad I can't read the OSNews article anymore, it will apparently help feed the masochism. She has apparently removed the article from OSNews.
You can't guess how happy I am. This is our first real production project, as opposed to the government-funded research projects or the consulting ones.
(Note: as someone who considers himself an internationalization expert or something, I of course know the difference between a race and a nationality. The only big difference this has with the common racism, is that the common racism usually has a "race supremacy" theory attached to it.)
Yes, they are paying for a "service of Iranian-origin" already, actually a service from the Iranian government. They simply don't like to deal with random Iranian students (or Sudanese, or Cuban, or Syrian, or ... for that matter).
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