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An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

JackieBrown Re:Slight difference (111 comments)

Exactly - if it took 9 months to notice it closed down, it probably wasn't that used.

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:illogical captain (903 comments)

Religion alows the ignorant to think what they do is for God, therefore it's OK.

you can replace religion with school or government. There is a Simpson's quote for that

4 days ago
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Funding Tech For Government, Instead of Tech For Industry

JackieBrown Re:Good Luck With That (64 comments)

Maybe it can be run by the corrupt social security or Medicare people instead, right?

4 days ago
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Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

JackieBrown Re:Sigh. (89 comments)

I come here more for the comments than expecting breaking news.

4 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:illogical captain (903 comments)

You are trying to force stopping what has already happened. You are asking that government assets that have already been built be destroyed

5 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:Atheism offers no values - you have to add them (903 comments)

The nazis were not mainly Christians. The Germans at the time were. This might startle you but the majority of Germans weren't nazis, either.

Additionally, it's a nice trick to give atheist countries a pass on atrocities while holding Christian countries responsible

about a week ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:Atheism offers no values - you have to add them (903 comments)

All the posts below you from atheists seem to disagree.

The thing is that not all atheists believe the same things just like not all Christians believe the same thing

about a week ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:That is very correct (903 comments)

The real question is: Is there a word for people who "Could care less if there is a god"

agnostic?

about a week ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:Fallacy (903 comments)

Perhaps I should have said science tends to draw people that have a greater tendency question everything.

If that were true, they'd be agnostic, right? Atheists are not questioning, they already have decided

about a week ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:illogical captain (903 comments)

atheists tend not to tell people what to do.

if only this was true. ..
Instead we get people that demand the stopping of the use the word Christmas, people praying in public, crosses being visible at cemeteries and monuments, bibles in the military, and on slashdot I have seen an amazing number of posts stating that patents shouldn't be allowed to teach religion to their kids.

about a week ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

JackieBrown Re:Read the GP's comment, fuckface. (288 comments)

So you would rather everyone (except you I'm assuming) work in third world poverty conditions because that is what capitalism seeks (those with the means controlling production and hence wages)?

I guess that is why everyone in America makes minimum wage, right? Because with your warped view of capitalism, that would be the case.

about a week ago
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Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

JackieBrown Re:For certain values of 'available', apparently. (77 comments)

It's a weird install.

I installed the Amazon app store, then the Amazon app from there.

The app now has a section for videos. When you pick one, it installs the plug in for you

about two weeks ago
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Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov

JackieBrown Re: So that brings the successful login count to.. (150 comments)

I would suggest you check out dailykos.com for better information about how the ACA has actually saved lives.

Do you realize that healthcare actually was working for the vast majority of people? ACA has not really been around long enough to determine if it saved lives. And will you count people that die because their previous insurance was lost because of ACA the fault of ACA or the fault of the private insurance?

I have a feeling that in your mind, anything good regarding ACA is to the credit of government and anything bad is the fault of the businesses or republicans. That's a nice, sheltered world to live in. (I base this on your comments that you don't even listen to alternative views and will always vote democrat.

about two weeks ago
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Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov

JackieBrown Re: So that brings the successful login count to.. (150 comments)

After the startup glitches (your HuffPo link was from last year, and is well out of date) the site seems to be functioning OK.

Except for this security breach, right?

about two weeks ago
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Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov

JackieBrown Re:Better hands than GW Bush (150 comments)

No I do not. But all the "statements" made by the commenter could have been lifted from Fox News. ....

So you don't watch Fox News but know that all the comments could have been lifted from them? I guess you must have seen snipits posted on sites you read and assume that the editorial part of Fox News is the news part - the same editorial parts that CNN and MSNBC have but leaning the other way.

Democrat. Always was one and always will be one.

Ah - well I'm glad you admit to have an open mind. Sounds like the Democrats don't really have to do anything to win your vote - which is probably why they don't really care what they do on the privacy or war fronts.

about two weeks ago
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The American Workday, By Profession

JackieBrown Re:Seems good to me. (146 comments)

You are saying that a store employing people and adding the convenience for customers to shop after work is a bad thing?

I know a lot of employees that prefer hours like this because of family life.

Additionally, at my job, the overnight shift is a coveted position. It's easier work and it pays more

about three weeks 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  |  about 5 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  |  more than 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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