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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

JackieBrown Re:Blatant Racism (373 comments)

And was torn apart by racist liberals during the nomination process

yesterday
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AT&T's Gigabit Smokescreen

JackieBrown Re:Applause for Google (126 comments)

I'm hoping this will be more difficult to kill since they have a freak with sprint right now.

2 days ago
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Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

JackieBrown Re:Can I pay not to have to watch it? (137 comments)

Firefly was good. Angel and Buffy early seasons were good as well (although I do agree that Angel was at it's best with Tim Minear at the helm.)

Dollhouse was terrible. It was terrible for many reasons but the biggest was because it had so much potential to be more than it was. The TV show Marvel is pretty bad as well.

Cabin in the Woods was clever marketing. It's great to make the type of movie that if someone doesn't like it, you can just say that they didn't get it. I liked it but not the end (and yes, I understood the point of the ending and all the wonderful metaphors involved.)

3 days ago
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Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

JackieBrown Re:Louis CK (137 comments)

I'd be buying it as well for $5. Renting it, on the other hand... no.

That is more that blockbuster.

3 days ago
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Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

JackieBrown Re:So no change then (193 comments)

Based on that story, it seems like the audience was chosen to heckle him

about two weeks ago
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Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

JackieBrown Re:There are right-of-center comedians (193 comments)

Nah, Dennis miller is a conservative former comedian. Back when he was still doing comedy, it was pretty centrist, with the social aspect leaning a bit to the left.

After 9/11 made him shit his pants, he started being conservative, and stopped being a comedian, opting to move his "big words and obscure references" style into punditry, where it works about as well as you might expect.

He is still to the left on social issues (abortion, gay marriage, etc.)

about two weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

JackieBrown Re:Im all for human rights... (1482 comments)

No one is debating what people do in their bedrooms. They are debating a government issued marriage licence.

about three weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

JackieBrown Re:I'm all for religious freedom... (1482 comments)

Too lazy to look it up, but I thought the supreme court ruled that the people defending prop 8did not have standing to do so?

about three weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

JackieBrown Re:Im all for human rights... (1482 comments)

And moreover, if Mozilla hired a CEO who said that women shouldn't be allowed to vote, and that black people should be returned to slavery, is it wrong to call for a boycott?

As much as the religionists try to spin it, Prop 8 isn't much different.

You really do not see much difference between not giving a marriage licence versus slavery and denying people the right to vote?

about three weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

JackieBrown Re:I'm all for religious freedom... (1482 comments)

With the way I hear this debated, you would think that Christians took away a previously held entitlement (marriage.)

Christians are not the ones trying to force the world to bend to their viewpoint.

about three weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

JackieBrown Re:Im all for human rights... (1482 comments)

The fact that most people who are against gay marriage are for gay civil unions, it seems to definitely be one driven by religious beliefs.

You really can't compare denying someone a marriage certificate is anywhere near the same ballpark as denying someone the right to vote / ride in the front of the bus / use the same drinking fountains, etc. Especially when the civil union would give the same legal protections as marriage.

about three weeks ago
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The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary

JackieBrown Re:Why I never created a Gmail account (142 comments)

According to the article, that was because they didn't have the resources to support an unlimited user roll out.

about three weeks ago
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Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

JackieBrown Re:Walmart employees, rejoice! (455 comments)

Walmart in San Antonio typically pays cashiers more than any other non-commissioned store based cashier (with the exception of coscto.)

about a month ago
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Target and Trustwave Sued Over Credit Card Breach

JackieBrown Re:The Republicans will never allow this to happen (87 comments)

We are going to be seeing (and have been seeing), more and more posts like this the closer we get to midterms. They know it's ludicrous, but the more people read something (in this case the same general theme,) the less crazy it sounds and eventually some people will believe it.

As shown during the last elections, Democrats are very good at social engineering/conditioning. Look at most of the "hot" topics on this site this month and you will see a post like this.

about a month ago
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UK Bans Sending Books To Prisoners

JackieBrown Re:England != UK (220 comments)

They usually do on slashdot then go on to tie it to somehow tie it to corporations and big business.

about a month ago
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White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

JackieBrown Re:Why the focus on some archaic communication too (208 comments)

I am out of practice. I was married 10 years to my late wife and didn't need those social skills. Getting some positive karma before getting into a vernal conversation helps.

You are right, however. This has not helped me when it comes to meeting people. It only works for people that are introduced to me. That is a preety strong handicap.

about a month ago
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White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

JackieBrown Re:Why the focus on some archaic communication too (208 comments)

I prefer texting to talking especially at the beginning of dating someone. I can be pretty smooth when I'm able to write out my initial thoughts, then delete them before sending.

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

JackieBrown Re:Babylon 5 (276 comments)

Sienfield is a show that was like that for me. I never missed it and have fond and funny memories of it. Re-watching it, though, is awkward.

Fraiser still holds up well, though.

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

JackieBrown Re:Babylon Reboot (276 comments)

B5 season 5 was bad but not bad enough to retroactively ruin the entire series. In fact, once you get past the telepath stories, it gets pretty good.

Battlestar Galactica last 6 episodes were so awful, I have no desire to ever rewatch that show or introduce it to someone.

about a month ago

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Time Warner customers may lose FOX channels

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 4 years ago

JackieBrown writes "FOX is trying to raise fees for cable companies and is threatening to drop Time Warner if Time Warner does not agree to pay more fees to air FOX's stations.

Come January 1st, we may lose FOX and FX as well as some FOX sports channels.

Time Warner has a site up where you can enter your zipcode to see if this will affect you. http://www.rolloverorgettough.com/

Time Warner is using Hulu as as an example of the value on network TV. I am surprise they use this argument as Hulu seems to devalue Cable TV more than devalue the network itself."

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White House collects user data without notice

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 4 years ago

JackieBrown writes "

The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama's promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/16/obama-wh-collects-web-users-data/"

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Another forum attacked

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  about 5 years ago

JackieBrown writes "Today, many of us received emails advertising some website (I won't name it because I don't want to reward them.) The strange part was the spam came came from one of the admins. When visiting the site, the admins announced that the problem was being worked on and were trying to determine if someone just use brute force to crack the password. Apparently there where bigger problems. forums.debian.net now redirects to the Debian mailing list with this message http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2009/04/msg00056.html

This afternoon DSA received reports that forums.debian.net might have been compromised: registered users had been email spammed from the forums software. forums.debian.net has therefore been disabled.

There are many forums out there, but this one has been around for more than five years and was usually considered the closest thing that Debian had for an "official" forum. It was a place frequented by new users and Debian developers alike."

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