Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Indian Minister Seeks To Censor User-Generated Content Online

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the oh-that'll-be-a-doddle dept.

Censorship 82

First time accepted submitter punit_r writes "Indian minister for Communications & Information Technology Kapil Sibal met officials from Facebook, Google, YouTube and Yahoo on Monday, 5 December 2011, and told them to screen what goes on the sites. He basically asked the websites to actively screen content. How do you screen such massive amount of data? Well, the IT minister has the perfect recipe: 'We'll use humans to screen content and not technology,' said the IT minister. Meanwhile, he got it back from the social media."

cancel ×

82 comments

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

No problem (2)

lennier1 (264730) | more than 2 years ago | (#38278936)

Just deduct the costs for that bullshit from the his ministry's budget.

Re:No problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38278980)

Oy! That's taxpayer money!

Ouch bootyness (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279110)

I just farted out of my asshole. Why are you doing this to me?

Re:Ouch bootyness (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279450)

I have a feeling that farting out of your asshole and burping are pretty much the same thing for you

Re:No problem (4, Insightful)

Pi1grim (1956208) | more than 2 years ago | (#38281000)

Better to deduct it from his salary.

Re:No problem (2)

lennier1 (264730) | more than 2 years ago | (#38282164)

That won't change much. OTOH if we were talking about the money he receives under the table ...

Cool! (5, Funny)

thisnamestoolong (1584383) | more than 2 years ago | (#38278954)

So this guy is so rich that he can afford to finance a whole industry of millions of workers to monitor the web? Well, that should solve a lot of economic problems in India! Maybe he could outsource some of those jobs over here!

He's not wrong. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38278960)

Seen any spam ads on Slashdot moderated into oblivion?

The various trolls and first posts done the same way?

We're already doing it here!

Re:He's not wrong. (1)

Stalks (802193) | more than 2 years ago | (#38288860)

The difference is that we have seen them. India want to obliterate them into non existence.

Dear India: GTFO of my internets (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279004)

As if the "plz give me the codes" morons on every tech board weren't annoying enough, we now get THIS douchebag? Howsabout India just gets off the internet?

Re:Dear India: GTFO of my internets (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279088)

codes, plz. kthxbye.

Scalable Meat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279038)

The meat algorithm is highly scalable.

He and his stupid Government are looters (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279048)

the Government loots the money of the people and there is a lot of black money in Swiss banks and there is a lot of protest going on to get it out from there..India is facing the same situation as US there were protest by a guy called Anna Hazare about getting Indian black money from Swiss Bank!!Now i guess you must have got the point!!

Re:He and his stupid Government are looters (1)

knuthin (2255242) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279612)

This has nothing to do with that, dude. Anna Hazare is as annoying as RMS. You support him for a while, and then he just starts speaking things that aren't possible.

And I doubt censoring content has anything to do with money in the Swiss banks. Either ways, I don't think this thing is really happening. #IdiotKapilSibal is trending in India (Twitter) and my friend pointed out how "Sibal" means man whore in Korean.

I doubt this page was this way before this nutjob stirred up the controversy: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sibal [urbandictionary.com]

Re:He and his stupid Government are looters (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38281074)

Of course it has, you put a censorship process, and so you make sure that the religious nuts are not offended by anything, and you ensure that (mostly sexual) frustration keeps people from thinking more or less straight (no pun intended).
Meanwhile any critisism can be catalogued as : offence to the government, tentative to disrupt the state/constitution/whatever seems "good enough".
If people say anything about khasmir you can also brand them as terrorists and/or insulting the army.

Meanwhile, business as usual, and people are occupied elswhere....

Of-course (5, Insightful)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279072)

Of-course he wants to stop people from speaking. That's what all people in power want - to make sure that the masses never speak.

That's why individual liberties must be the primary concern of all people and that's why the principles upon which governments get established must put individual liberties ahead of all other concerns.

Exactly! (0)

Aardpig (622459) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279114)

Every community needs their own individual library -- it's a basic right, especially in the sub-literate parts of India.

Re:Exactly! (0)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279164)

what? Libraries? I said liberties, not libraries. Also saying that something that must be given to you by somebody else is a 'right' is what leads to eventual economic and social destruction in every case the destruction happened.

Re:Exactly! (5, Insightful)

hihihihi (940800) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279466)

it dosn't matter libraries or liberties.. the bastard and his government has taken care of that all.

just take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Literacy_in_India_1901_-_2011.PNG [wikipedia.org]

for first 50 years of independence - him and people of his likes has taken complete care that masses remain illeterate. the jump seen after 1990 is *after* our oh-so-precious ministers were forced to open the economy.

and now they want to screen the content which they may not like... i am sure they will start with wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scandals_in_India [wikipedia.org]

Re:Exactly! (1)

Aardpig (622459) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279908)

YHBT. HAND.

Re:Exactly! (1)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280222)

That's the dumbest attempt at a troll ever. What kind of a stupid 'troll' is that? The 'confuser' troll?

Re:Exactly! (0)

Aardpig (622459) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280330)

Well, it got your Galtian knickers in a twist, didn't it?

Re:Exactly! (1)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280366)

FYI I don't wear knickers, you clumsy clown!

Corruption (5, Insightful)

Wowsers (1151731) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279074)

If you hire all those humans to check the content, just think of all those minds that will be corrupted from the content they are supposed to sift through.

Re:Corruption (2)

AdamJS (2466928) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279150)

I'd imagine that would be one of the sweetest jobs of all time.
Literally, a Porn Hunter.

Re:Corruption (5, Interesting)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279232)

I'm told that its a job that actually burns you out, curb-stomps your soul, and then just keeps going until you eventually crack and quit.

Censorship is a pure cost center, and(once you get down to the level of pressing the "wicked"/"Not Wicked" buttons in response to an image series) pretty low skill, so there is absolutely no incentive to refrain from pushing you as hard and fast as they can and treating you with all the tender loving care usually reserved for retail peons.

Plus, and I can't stress this enough, You don't get to look at the porn you want, you get to look at the porn the internet wants.

Re:Corruption (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279382)

Think 4chan and shock/gore pics all day long. Tubgirl and goatse become hourly visitors.

Re:Corruption (2)

AdamJS (2466928) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279462)

You seem to imply that there aren't people capable of browsing 'classic /b/' style sites for 12 hours a day.
I'm sure India has their fair share of NEETs that would jump at a job like this, even if it's just kludging through blogspot or whatever.

Re:Corruption (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38283234)

. . . ok, I'm semi-afraid to ask...
"NEET"?

Re:Corruption (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#38283592)

Unless I've missed something ghastly by not visiting urbandictionary at work, it seems pretty harmless:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEET [wikipedia.org] "Not in Education, Employment, or Training".

Re:Corruption (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38293646)

Porn Hunter.

That sounds like the name for a new series on Discovery...

Re:Corruption (1)

FrootLoops (1817694) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279526)

I imagine rather than being corrupted, those minds would just become numb to formerly outrageous content. Last time I went through the TSA's full body scanners, I looked at the woman watching the results. There was no hint of any of the usual emotions humans experience when seeing other (semi) naked humans--no excitement, shame, or embarrassment. There was just a blank look. Not even an "ugh, I have to do this all day?" look. At best there was a little buried resentment.

I remember feeling sorry for her. When she goes home to her significant other, I hope she's not reminded of the endless body scans, or of the apathy they've created in her.

Re:Corruption (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279718)

You, on the other hand, seem to have become numb to the formerly outrageous violation of being routinely bodyscanned while traveling.

Re:Corruption (1)

lee1 (219161) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279996)

Last time I went through the TSA's full body scanners, I looked at the woman watching the results.

With your x-ray vision? I thought the people viewing the images from the pornoscanners were supposed to be in a different room.

Re:Corruption (1)

FrootLoops (1817694) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280422)

She was standing not far from the machine, looking at some screen I couldn't see. My memory of the surroundings is hazy.

Re:Corruption (1)

lee1 (219161) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280480)

How do you know that the screen she was looking at had anything to do with the scanner? Couldn't she have been looking at Facebook?

Re:Corruption (1)

FrootLoops (1817694) | more than 2 years ago | (#38281740)

There was no input device that I can recall, so Facebook should be out. I suppose it's possible she was looking at something else like the output of an x-ray machine, though those people stand right behind it, and she was definitely not behind an x-ray machine.

Re:Corruption (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279712)

Dear Sir,

Please find attached my application for this position.

Yours faithfully,
Winston Smith.

Re:Corruption (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38281434)

Not really, unfortunatelly people are very able to lie to themselves..
A good example is the situation in Iran and China, after the Iran/Irak war the government in iran did massive hiring of war widows and disabled veterans to check the paper mail.
Those people faithfully discharges their "obligations" and where directly responsible for tens of thousand people being put in jail, tortures and in many case killed (in the case of the women they where often raped first, because it is not hallal to kill a virgin).
Currently there are probably millions of chines "drones" paid to monitor the chinese web, and they do it with a lot of entousiasm.
Same thing is BTW happening in saudi arabia and probably many other countries.

So those people will in their wast majority either "agree with the policy" because they dislike what they see, or "agree even more" because they are deep down not so sure, but since aving second thought about the policy puts their job in jeopardy.

Unfortunatelly it is not necessary to have any moral compass, ethics, intelligence or capacity for rational though to "use the internet".
No government has any issue finding a large number of nitwit who are different enough from seefood to be able to execute some simple minimally technical process, and stupid or immoral enought to be unable to think or care about the value of what they do.

Just think about the TSA recruitment process.

Silly mother fucker (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279094)

How do these fucking retards "that's right I said fucking retard" But you will leave a person with perfect common sense digging your ditch.
Better get your shit together voters of the world and soon or you will not have a world to vote about. I fucking guarantee you. /.

Name suggestion (5, Funny)

chortick (979856) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279108)

He could call it the State Telecommunications And Security Initiative? I'll have to check now, I'm worried that STASI might be already taken...

Re:Name suggestion (3, Funny)

corbettw (214229) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279452)

I think Government Experts Stopping Threats Against Political Organizations might work better. Granted, it's longer, but GESTAPO just rolls off the tongue easier.

He's just trying to boost their economy (3, Insightful)

Reverand Dave (1959652) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279118)

He's just trying to boost the Indian economy by creating a new sector of tech support people thus supporting the bubble and burgeoning middle class in India. The migration of millions of tech support and call center jobs has created a middle class in a formerly 2 tiered country. Now that they are starting to lose those jobs due to rising wages, he's looking to expand it is all. Oh, and you got to keep the people ignorant too.

Re:He's just trying to boost their economy (1)

hihihihi (940800) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279596)

believe me, he is not.

he (and whoever has been in his post for last century) just want to screen out the content the government feels uncomfortable with - you know like all other megalomaniacs in history of human civilization. But people are rising (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/24/us-india-corruption-middleclass-idUSTRE77N4JO20110824) and he just want to act fast before its too late.

and as for economy, if http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_black_money_in_swiss_banks [wikipedia.org] is to be believed, "The total amount of black money deposited in foreign banks by Indians is unknown, but one estimate by R Vaidyanathan, a Professor of Finance, estimated the total at over 7,280,000 Crores (US$1.4 trillion)" (Vaidyanathan is professor at IIM B'lore, the mgmt. equiv of IIT in india).

Re:He's just trying to boost their economy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38286148)

He's just trying to boost the Indian economy by creating a new sector of tech support people thus supporting the bubble and burgeoning middle class in India. The migration of millions of tech support and call center jobs has created a middle class in a formerly 2 tiered country. Now that they are starting to lose those jobs due to rising wages, he's looking to expand it is all. Oh, and you got to keep the people ignorant too.

This would end up like East Germany, where one half of the population was spying on the other half. In India's case, that's a whole lot of spying.

One expects this sort of arrant nonsense from your typical politician, but you would think that someone with "IT" in his title would have some vague idea of the ridiculousness of his proposal.

Re:He's just trying to boost their economy (1)

Reverand Dave (1959652) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290164)

you would think that someone with "IT" in his title would have some vague idea of the ridiculousness of his proposal.

Sir, you must not deal with IT management very often.

Lack of tolerance (5, Insightful)

benignbala (1157427) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279154)

The whole problem is because of lack of a tolerance to criticism. The actual reason is most probably someone wrote something really harsh about the policies adopted by his political party. And that is something the he couldn't take in his stride. Anyone who wants to have a public life, should also be ready to face the criticism. Curbing freedom and there by the criticism of the very people who elected you is something very cheap. And in addition to that, he had probably assumed that a large user base from India implied control of the industry. Imagine using humans to track each of those millions of posts on G+, FB, Twitter combined together. Absolutely foolish. If anything, he is tarnishing the image of the country. Hailing from India, what I sense is, he is anticipating a huge wave of protests from the people vis-a-vis the Jan Lokpal bill(a bill to fight corruption). His party is proposing a version which not really liked by a a lot of people. That bill is likely to be tabled sometime soon. And to get away from such criticism, he is going all out.

Re:Lack of tolerance (2)

MimeticLie (1866406) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279590)

"The actual reason is most probably someone wrote something really harsh about the policies adopted by his political party."

Pretty much, yeah:

About six weeks ago, Mr. Sibal called legal representatives from the top Internet service providers and Facebook into his New Delhi office, said one of the executives who was briefed on the meeting.

At the meeting, Mr. Sibal showed attendees a Facebook page that maligned the Congress Party’s president, Sonia Gandhi. “This is unacceptable,” he told attendees, the executive said, and he asked them to find a way to monitor what is posted on their sites.

From the NYT blog. [nytimes.com]

Alternate schedule work plan for the masses! (2)

Twinbee (767046) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279158)

I know - we'll get half of the population to do the screening for each user request, and the other half to actually view it immediately afterwards. The lag shouldn't be too bad - only half a minute per HTML page view.

They can take it in turns, so that half of the population screens one week, and then following week, they're the viewers, and the other half screens.

And the icing on the cake: it will create more work, which results in more jobs too!

Re:Alternate schedule work plan for the masses! (1)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279210)

solution is to play a 30 second ad while the desi 'filterer' checks the content. if the content appears after the 30 second ad, you know its 'safe' to view.

I know, I should not give them ideas, huh?

Just run it like a call center ... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279174)

Thousands of people who have no idea what they're talking about, reading from a script, and so totally NOT giving you what you asked for it's not funny.

I'm sure the Minister would get a really interesting internet then.

And by the way India ... stop fucking calling me pretending to be tech support for my internet.

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279184)

We can't just have people communicating with each other!

Re:Whoa, Whoa, Whoa (1)

hihihihi (940800) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279640)

no, we cannot... who knew they could be plotting to bring scandals to public view

After some calculations..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279192)

with some old numbers:
http://searchengineland.com/by-the-numbers-twitter-vs-facebook-vs-google-buzz-36709

1355 employees x at €50 per month = € 67750 p/m

Taking into account that an average workweek of +78 hours is not weird in India, it would mean that with 2 shifts working at 79 hours you would be able to cover it at a total expense of € 135500 p/m. Which would mean it would be even beneficial to do so since it cost less in maintenance and reliability lawsuits.

Overtime is already included in the +78 hours workweek (cause without extra time they would not make €20 a month) and you can reduce costs even by only hiring woman! Since they are considered there as cheaper labor!

I am not saying in any way that this is correct, but it is the sad and harsj reality!

good I hope It blocks them from takeing us jobs (-1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279204)

by slowing down outsourcing no wait programming is user generated content so it should be reviewed and that will slow it down even more. So maybe then we can have more US jobs come back.

I think this is possible (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279276)

This is possible at least for Youtube, obviously not for Facebook or Google. According to Youtube, there are 48 hours of video uploaded every minute. Therefore you would need 2,880 people watching 24/7 to view every video. Divide into 3 shifts of 8 hours a day, and you have 8,640 people working full time. Using a wage of 10,000 Rupees or 250USD a month, this should cost about 26 million USD.

Re:I think this is possible (2)

punit_r (1080185) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279542)

Possibility aside... it is appalling that the minister wants to pre-censor all the content generated by users. What he is suggesting is that all user generated content be reviewed before it goes online. This is just intolerance to opposing views.

Almost all social networking websites have a "report abuse" mechanism that is most probably checked by humans after some automated filtering. The point is why introduce censorship of any kind that can affect free speech in a democratic country.

I would have given him due credit if he had asked the websites to improve their abuse check mechanisms or asked for a faster resolution of reported posts / pages. But, his suggestion is to prevent any potentially objectionable post from going online. There is no way this can be justified in a free country.

Wait (3, Interesting)

AdamJS (2466928) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279428)

I understand how he can ask, say, Facebook to remove disparaging content and screen for it. Stupid and a fundamentally massive and retarded task, to be sure.

But how in gods name did they think that ISPs have the ability to delete content on other and foreign sites?
India's It leaders literally do not understand the internet.

Re:Wait (1)

knuthin (2255242) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279696)

He's a lawyer for fuck's sake! What a sham!

Re:Wait (1)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280666)

But how in gods name did they think that ISPs have the ability to delete content on other and foreign sites?

Maybe he got the idea from these people:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_firewall_of_china [wikipedia.org]

Re:Wait (1)

AdamJS (2466928) | more than 2 years ago | (#38284178)

That's not what they/he's asking for though. They demand that service providers somehow actually delete content hosted on random hosts.

I mean, a firewall/filter would easily appease this person, but only because their understanding of the internet is apparently so unbelievably uninformed and stupid.

crowdsource it (1)

bityz (2011656) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279442)

I've got it! Instead of paying a large number of people to censor the internet, just let people create links to the good stuff and ignore the bad stuff - soon the whole world will be acting as your censors and only the good stuff will be easy to find!

Now to let Minister Sibal know that I will implement this system for only 1.5 million USD.

Some desi feedback. (1)

knuthin (2255242) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279534)

That's what you get when you make a lawyer the "Minister for Communications & Information Technology".

To his credit, he was also the guy who released the $35 Android tablet, but I doubt he had anything to do with it directly.

Indian minister wants to censor ONLY .... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38279646)

the pictures of his two bosses ... those who belong to the current Royal Dynasty of India .... those who have to suffixed with G !

Mired in the Past (1)

Droog57 (2516452) | more than 2 years ago | (#38279806)

There's someone who is firmly rooted in the Class system in India, and is probably to old and outdated to even understand what "Social Media" is, never mind what it implies. The world is changing at an exponential rate, and old-think like this has had it's days numbered and spray painted in neon on the virtual wall. Just pray that this tidal wave doesn't end up killing like that tsunami a few years back..

Kapil is Indian politician and lawyer (1)

ramktw (2512870) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280088)

On average an Indian movie is poorly censored . They dont care for movie industry .. I wonder why they are behind youtube/FB/Google........ may be to get some money under table.

YouTube already censoring (3, Interesting)

lee1 (219161) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280098)

YouTube [i.e., Google] is already [lee-phillips.org] providing some of the censorship this guy is asking for. Perhaps not for him yet, but certainly for the Chinese and Pakistani governments and various Muslim groups. And not just for overseas consumption: much of this censorship applies to content served in the U.S.

Sounds like he is looking for an outsourcing deal (1)

Xenious (24845) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280134)

Sounds to me like he has some humans that are just perfect for the job. I'd like to see the companies to tell him to take a flying leap and let the consumers decide what they want to read and ignore what they find offensive.

censorship (1)

bigclass (2475874) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280348)

That's not a bad idea. If we are able to censor tv and films,then web cannot be an exception

Censoring ALL social media... (1)

zwede (1478355) | more than 2 years ago | (#38280632)

Unemployment: Solved.

Re:Censoring ALL social media... (1)

RivenAleem (1590553) | more than 2 years ago | (#38281064)

Given time, it can even be shown that Unemployment was never a problem in the first place.

He is preparing for the Dec Protests (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38280914)

The last time Indian citizens protested against the Govt for Jan Lokpal (an anti-corruption bill) the protesters made use of sms, twitter & facebook.
A month after the protest the Govt passed a bill restricting the number of SMS that can be sent by a person to 100 SMS'es per day.
This looks like the next step.
No one expects fb or twitter to filter all user generated content... But it will certainly give the party in power an excuse to block these sites when the time comes.

sibal is a clown (2)

phreakv6 (760152) | more than 2 years ago | (#38281792)

Using 'think of the children' and 'hurting religious sentiments' as reasons for censoring is getting out of hand all over the world.

this guy is a known clown. all he wants to achieve out of this is to censor all anti-congress sentiments on the indian internets which has been on an incredible rise this year. he is getting what he deserves. look at #kapilsibal and #idiotkapilsibal

the ire is epic. the biggest democracy on the planet prides its free speech. snubbing that is going to take some doing.

The largest democracy wants censorship (1)

ChilyWily (162187) | more than 2 years ago | (#38282192)

Very sad to see that the world's largest democracy could in fact be the 'largest censored democracy'.

Re:The largest democracy wants censorship (1)

nashv (1479253) | more than 2 years ago | (#38288772)

Actually, although Kapil Sibal is democratically elected, this seems to be his own idea. I am Indian, and currently visiting Mumbai. The amount of backlash he is getting from the Indian public is astonishing. Nearly all media is heavily criticising him for this move.

This is not a popularly supported move. And it will go away. Nothing to see , move along.

He's Been Busy (1)

carrier lost (222597) | more than 2 years ago | (#38283382)

Indian Minister Seeks To Censor User-Generated Content Online

Also:

  • Orders National Oceanographic Institute to make water not wet
  • Calls on PETA to create system for herding cats
  • Instructs engineers to figure out how to nail jelly to trees
  • Insists General Electric begin installing air conditioning equipment in hell
  • Demands that the History Channel stop adding sound-effects to slient films

Meeting of two great democracies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38284330)

Mr. Sibbal, meet Senator Ted Stevens. Living examples of stupid politicians who have no clue about technology in the two largest democracies in the world.

Re:Meeting of two great democracies (1)

tragedy (27079) | more than 2 years ago | (#38286852)

You're a little late [wikipedia.org] since Ted Stevens died last year.

Hines Ward Jersey (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38288754)

Torrey Smith Jersey [officialba...ravens.com] , BenJarvus Green-Ellis Jersey [nflpatriotssite.com] , Jimmy Graham Jersey [officialne...tsshop.com] , Andre Johnson Jersey [houstontex...eyshop.com] , Randall Cobb Jersey [officialpa...eyshop.com] , Pierre Garcon Jersey [authenticc...ysshop.com] , Brian Orakpo Jersey [washington...roshop.com] , LeGarrette Blount Jersey [officialta...aneers.com] , Ray Rice Jersey [officialba...ravens.com] , Darren Sproles Jersey [officialne...tsshop.com] , Victor Cruz Jersey [officialne...jersey.com] , Chris Johnson Jersey [tennesseet...roshop.com] , Santonio Holmes Jersey [jetsjerseyonline.com] , Cedric Benson Jersey [cincinnati...roshop.com] , Customized Jerseys [customjersey.biz] , Steve Smith Jersey [carolinapa...roshop.com] , Von Miller Jersey [officialde...roncos.com] , Kellen Winslow Jersey [officialta...aneers.com] , Earl Thomas Jersey [seattlesea...roshop.com] , Michael Turner Jersey [officialfa...ysshop.com] , Marques Colston Jersey [officialne...tsshop.com] , Larry Fitzgerald Jersey [officialca...jersey.com] , Peyton Manning Jersey [authenticc...ysshop.com] , Matt Ryan Jersey [officialfa...ysshop.com] , Gerald McCoy Jersey [officialta...aneers.com] , Matt Cassel Jersey [kansascity...roshop.com] , LaMarr Woodley Jersey [nflsteeler...eyshop.com] , Andy Dalton Jersey [cincinnati...roshop.com] , Wes Welker Jersey [nflpatriotssite.com] , Santana Moss Jersey [washington...roshop.com] , Roddy White Jersey [officialfa...ysshop.com] , Johnny Knox Jersey [chicagobea...ysshop.com] , Official NFL Online Shop [genuinenfljerseys.com] , Willis McGahee Jersey [officialde...roncos.com] , Hines Ward Jersey [nflsteeler...eyshop.com] , Dallas Clark Jersey [authenticc...ysshop.com] , Haloti Ngata Jersey [officialba...ravens.com] , Austin Collie Jersey [authenticc...ysshop.com] , Sidney Rice Jersey [seattlesea...roshop.com] , Patrick Willis Jersey [official49ersstore.com]

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>