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Poetry For Sysadmins: Shall I Compare Thee To a Lumbering Bear?

DNS-and-BIND Wrong audience (30 comments)

Poetry isn't for left-brained types. It is the province of free-thinkers, of artists, it's not really intended for anyone else. The low number of comments on this article is evidence enough nobody cares.

"Poetry is nobody's business except the poet's," wrote Philip Larkin, "and everybody else can fuck off."

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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

DNS-and-BIND Re:whats wrong with glasses? (519 comments)

It's outdated. Newer is better, with the surgery you don't need glasses any more. You wouldn't understand, old fogey. The only reason to wear glasses is uncorrectable vision or fashion, in which case the glasses are worn without lenses. Only oldies don't update to the newest styles.

yesterday
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Researchers Design Bot To Conduct National Security Clearance Interviews

DNS-and-BIND Re:First question (102 comments)

Seeing as the Communist Party was dedicated to the overthrow of the U.S. Government...what would you do?

It's not a witch-hunt if there really were Communists in the State Department. Hint: there were.

2 days ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

DNS-and-BIND Re:So, America *needs* traitors? (189 comments)

PLEASE NOW ADMIT THAT AMERICA IS A FASCIST POLICE STATE

You racist fucktards will do anything to shit on Obama, won't you? He can't do anything right, and you'll find any excuse to oppose him. Fascist police state, yeah right. You just have these fantasies of revolution and restoring the white race to its rightful place at the top of society. FUCK YOU. Fuck the horse you rode in on. Fuck your ridiculous "fascist police state" bullshit. Racist asshole. Why hasn't your post been deleted by moderators?

2 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

DNS-and-BIND Re:let me correct that for you. (610 comments)

Yes, but what CAUSED this to happen? East Germany was a model socialist state, "scarcity threatening day to day living" is a capitalist problem. Let's dig a bit deeper, shall we? We might not like what we find, though.

3 days ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

DNS-and-BIND Re:Here we go... (449 comments)

Really? Let's consult Hamas' founding document and see what it says. Remember, this is where Hamas writes out why it exists in the first place. I encourage you to read the whole thing, but it's kind of a slog so I've taken a few good parts out:

Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.

Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims.

Leaving the circle of conflict with Israel is a major act of treason and it will bring curse on its perpetrators.

The Slogan of the Hamas
Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur'an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.

So, we can see that Hamas is just following what it was organized to do. It's not difficult to understand.

3 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

DNS-and-BIND Re:let me correct that for you. (610 comments)

Well if that isn't a lovely self-serving rationalization. Any communist who would do anything like that is no true Scotsman, because a true communist would never do anything like that! Therefore Marxism is still a good idea and we should try it again and again until it works.

3 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

DNS-and-BIND Re:Breaking news (610 comments)

Communism causes Stasi. It can hardly co-exist with other political ideologies! It seeks to eradicate them and institute a one-party state. One can hardly do something like this when right-wingers are allowed free speech right alongside the good people. Thus, the state needs to defend itself - for everyone's own good, of course.

"You are dictatorial." My dear sirs, you are right, that is just what we are. All the experience the Chinese people have accumulated through several decades teaches us to enforce the people's democratic dictatorship, that is, to deprive the reactionaries of the right to speak and let the people alone have that right.
-- Mao Zedong

They are strange creatures, these Bolsheviks. They talk of freedom and the reconciliation of the peoples of the world, of peace and unity, and withal they are said to be the most cruel tyrants history has ever known. They are simply exterminating the bourgeoisie, and their arguments are machine-guns and the gallows. My talk to-day with Joffe has shown me that these people are not honest, and in falsity surpass all that cunning diplomacy has been accused of, for to oppress decent citizens in this fashion and then talk at the same time of the universal blessing of freedom - it is sheer lying.
-- Count Ottokar Czernin, Former Austro-Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, "In the World War" (1920)

"In comparison to conditions imposed by U.S. tyranny and violence, East Europe under Russian rule was practically a paradise."
-- Noam Chomsky

3 days ago
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

DNS-and-BIND Re:Faulty assumption (391 comments)

You were one of those people who wanted to block all traffic and email from .com domains back in the day, weren't you?

5 days ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

DNS-and-BIND Re:Bullshit (272 comments)

Your racism is showing. You were for the government before you were against it. You just can't stand that Obama is president, and that he's black, so you find any other excuse to criticize him.

5 days ago
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EPA Mulling Relaxed Radiation Protections For Nuclear Power

DNS-and-BIND Re:About time (230 comments)

Well, jeez, in the case of China, the alternative is "stark poverty" so it's not really a choice. Forty years of Marxism reduced their people to equality - equally poor. The Communist Party hijacked the people's revolution onto the capitalist road and it's been all up since then. And the EPA really does have uptight, business-hostile practices. Just ask the people who work there what they think about the very idea that businesses should be allowed to exist, much less make a profit.

about a week ago
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Appeals Court Affirms Old Polaroid Patent Invalid

DNS-and-BIND Re:KODACHROME PATENT STILL VALID!! (45 comments)

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy."

Odd that you choose that "people who disagree with me weren't allowed to vote" part...that's pure projection. I see a lot of that attitude today and it's always by leftists who are utterly frustrated that opposition is allowed to exist. After all, their policies are correct and anyone who disagrees is a fascist-KKK-nazi. Seriously, you would not believe the villianization and dehumanization that occurs.

about a week ago
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Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is

DNS-and-BIND Re:The end of reading as culturally relevant... (191 comments)

Poetry dug its own grave. It's hard to have sympathy with them.

"Poetry is nobody's business except the poet's," wrote Philip Larkin, "and everybody else can fuck off."

about a week ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

DNS-and-BIND Re:But scarcity! (390 comments)

Isn't it bizarre how certain segments of society did an about-face on January 20, 2009 and became totally 100% pro-US government? Especially considering those same people were 100% anti-US government from 2001-2009. It's just plain weird. Can anyone explain this situation to me? It sounds like "we have always been friends with Eurasia" from George Orwell's "1984" but it can't possibly be as simple as that.

about a week ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

DNS-and-BIND Re:Fuck them! (291 comments)

You know, reacting violently when you don't get your way is just like a 3-year-old. In politics, sometimes you don't win. And your opponents are humans just like you - they're not "beneath contempt" just because they disagree with your political opinions. Continuing down this road is how we got Auschwitz.

about a week ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

DNS-and-BIND Re:184 mph is the fastest train in America? (195 comments)

Uh, the land for the roads was confiscated (sorry, "nationalized") 70 years ago. There are no further opportunities for corruption.

I love how you pretend the EU is anything close to democratic. It's not. Listening to the people doesn't create positive outcomes. I know you don't believe me, so listen to your own people:

"Referenda are pure gambling. There is no guarantee of a positive outcome, unfortunately."
-- Danish EU advocate Charlotte Antonsen

Trains in the USA are regulated by the TSA. I don't understand how that's a straw man, as the TSA lacks the regulatory authority to secure trains in Europe. Are you sure you thought your argument through all the way to the end?

about a week ago
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Committee Formed To Scrutinize Australia's Web Censorship Law

DNS-and-BIND Re:Of course they are ... (24 comments)

You small-government conservatives are fucking assholes. A larger government is the only way to preserve the rights of people who were disadvantaged during your white-Australia-only days. Fuck you.

about a week ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

DNS-and-BIND Re: The U.N. Finds... (261 comments)

I suggest reading REAL history. Since 2009, criticizing the US government has been confirmation that you're a racist. Have you checked your privilege lately? But since you brought it up:

As late as surrender time-even after the A-bombs had been dropped-a staff lieutenant colonel, related to the War Minister himself, was fervently convinced that even if the whole Japanese race were all but wiped out, its determination to preserve the National Polity would be forever recorded in the annals of man; whereas a people who sacrificed their will upon the altar of physical existence could never deserve resurrection. It would be useless for the people to survive the war, anyhow, if the structure of the State itself were destroyed. It was better to die than to seek ignominious "safety".

At a climactic last Imperial Conference, War Minister Anami was still talking about going on with the war, of meting out a terrible blow to the enemy and achieving a good opportunity to end the war. Japan must press forward courageously, seeking Life in Death: certain victory was not assured, but neither was utter defeat. The terrain was working in favor of the defenders, and so was the inflexible national unity. But just in case a massive blow against the enemy proved not possible, it seemed appropriate for the name of Nippon to be inscribed forever in history by the annihilation of her 100 million loyal subjects, etc., etc. And tears welled into the eyes of the earnest War Minister.

When the Emperor, by a thrilling act of personal courage, opted for peace-and surrender-he too was weeping. He reminded his stunned auditors that ever since the outbreak of the war there had been frequent cases when Army and Navy actions differed from plans. Now the armed forces were preparing for decisive battle in the homeland and were claiming that the prospects of victory were satisfactory.

He was profoundly troubled, continued the Emperor. What would happen if Japan plunged into decisive battle under such circumstances? The entire race would be obliterated, and this would be a betrayal of the trust of ancestors and the duty toward posterity, lest Japan never again rise. Continuation of the war, then, could only serve to cripple Japan, extinguish civilization, and bring misfortune to mankind.

The Japanese Emperor's decision to end the war, under enormous external and internal pressure, obviated the American landings and the hemorrhage that was bound to occur soon on the beaches of Miyazaki, Satsuma, and Ariake. Not only would five US ground divisions, etc., be saved from the destruction at sea which the Japanese resolutely promised them, but untold thousands of Japanese would not die either-such as squadrons of kamikaze pilots and sailors with one way tickets to the shrine of heroes at Yasukuni; or the women and children clutching pitiful staves and bamboo spears.
-- Dr. Alan C. Coox, "Olympic vs. Ketsu-Go", Marine Corps Gazette, August 1965, Vol. 49, No. 8.

August 5, 1963

Dear Kup:
I appreciated most highly your column of July 30th, a copy of which you sent me.
I have been rather careful not to comment on the articles that have been written on the dropping of the bomb for the simple reason that the dropping of the bomb was completely and thoroughly explained in my Memoirs, and it was done to save 125,000 youngsters on the American side and 125,000 on the Japanese side from getting killed and that is what it did. It probably also saved a half million youngsters on both sides from being maimed for life.
You must always remember that people forget, as you said in your column, that the bombing of Pearl Harbor was done while we were at peace with Japan and trying our best to negotiate a treaty with them.
All you have to do is to go out and stand on the keel of the Battleship in Pearl Harbor with the 3,000 youngsters underneath it who had no chance whatever of saving their lives. That is true of two or three other battleships that were sunk in Pearl Harbor. Altogether, there were between 3,000 and 6,000 youngsters killed at that time without any declaration of war. It was plain murder.
I knew what I was doing when I stopped the war that would have killed a half a million youngsters on both sides if those bombs had not been dropped. I have no regrets and, under the same circumstances, I would do it again -- and this letter is not confidential.

Sincerely yours,
Harry S. Truman

about a week ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

DNS-and-BIND Re:184 mph is the fastest train in America? (195 comments)

See, as soon as I saw this topic I knew someone would be along to shit all over America. Good job!

Highspeed trains need special tracks. Creating these tracks involves confiscating a lot of land from people along the way. Doing this creates many lovely opportunities for corruption in government as the route can go a lot of ways depending on who influences it.

"It says something about the state of train travel in America" yeah it sure does. It says that people would rather drive than be subject to that TSA garbage.

about a week ago
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Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

DNS-and-BIND Re:Great (151 comments)

"Eyja Fjalla JÃkull." Wow...that didn't help at all. I'm sure to you it looks perfectly reasonable, but to anyone who doesn't speak your obscure language, it looks like a cat walked on the keyboard.

about two weeks ago

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Science checks again: still no aetheric wind detec

DNS-and-BIND DNS-and-BIND writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DNS-and-BIND (461968) writes "In a repeat of the Michelson-Morley experiment of the 19th century, scientists have repeated the experiment and reproduced the results using modern Cryogenic Optical Resonators. The result? The aetheric wind still hasn't been detected, putting the luminiferous aether theory to rest once and for all."
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