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Al-Qaeda Used Basic Codes, Calling Cards, Hotmail

JoshDmetro Jury of 12 random people? (285 comments)

That is unconstitutional the constitution clearly states a jury or your peers. But when can you ever believe/trust anything that comes from the US gov? Look at the methods they use to extract confessions in the US.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Will Be Free For a Year

JoshDmetro Not even tempted... (528 comments)

My place is a microsoft-free zone. The only microsoft product I have is Flight Sim for dos 2.0 unopened and my old win 3.11 disks but they are just conversation pieces.

more than 5 years ago
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What Did You Do First With Linux?

JoshDmetro Slackware 3.6 had a bootable CD...... (739 comments)

I used it because Partition Magic was a awful awful program, yay fdisk. And also I could use it to backup and fix certain problems with badly broken windows computers.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 To Include "Windows XP Mode"

JoshDmetro I don't care if it got virtual XP. (364 comments)

I still won't buy a Microsoft product. XP sucks there is no getting around that just because it is better than Vista doesn't make it a good os nor give me the desire to run it in VM. Lately I have been helping friends fix there XP/Vista boxes and it is a horrible experience for me, long hrs of watching progress bars inch there way across the screen. Wasting my time in the evenings after work that I'd rather spend with my kids. Has anyone ever thought to calculate how much time MS has taken from people with to progress bar or registry and they make you pay for the privilege. And an OS shouldn't have different versions Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions. And can you ever be truly happy if you got Professional when you could get Ultimate?

more than 5 years ago
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A Secure OS For the Dalai Lama?

JoshDmetro Pull out the Commodore.. (470 comments)

BBS anyone? I'd like to see some backdoors for the Commodore. The whole problem is people want fancy graphic interfaces. Blame the GUI not the platform.

more than 5 years ago
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Konami Announces a Game Based On a 2004 Battle In Fallujah

JoshDmetro Re:Well so much for gamers being able to say... (644 comments)

Well maybe it is time to start banning games seems there is no sense of good taste in todays games. Just a bunch of sickos that are to chicken shit to shoot someone so they pretend to kill sand niggers. But they are brown they are not real people why should we care if a bunch of assholes killed them for shits and giggles under the PRETEXT of WMD's. Iraqis don't have rights seems to be a pretty predominate theme around here.

more than 5 years ago
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Konami Announces a Game Based On a 2004 Battle In Fallujah

JoshDmetro Well so much for gamers being able to say... (644 comments)

'But its not real.' Lets go kill people under the guise of finding expired sarin gas and then we will make a game of it. Maybe we will have a Columbine game or some such. At least then pathetic dorks can shoot classmates right from the comfort of their mom's basement.

more than 5 years ago
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UK Libel Law Is a Global Threat To Web Free Speech

JoshDmetro Isn't that why we have court... (363 comments)

So that the filthy stinking rich can do whatever they want. The powers that be can accuse you of anything and if you don't have the money you can't defend yourself. Especially lately where the whole innocent until proven guilty no longer exists. The onus is on you to prove your not guilty at quite a substantial cost. There is also no penalty for making false accusations which allows extreme abuse of the law. In Canada now there are some laws police are allowed to administer a summary penalty with no chance to ever prove your innocence. And no recourse before the courts,you can't even appeal to a judge. And this is illegal under Canadian constitution but you are not allowed to take the matter to court. So much for having a Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms if you are not allowed to exercise your supposed rights.

more than 5 years ago
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Vast Electronic Spying Operation Discovered

JoshDmetro Isn't China big on the (pirated) Microsoft.. (303 comments)

products. Why try and trick someone into installing malware when Microsoft sells the latest version of Windows with built in backdoors for our governments to spy on us.

more than 5 years ago
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The Global Warming Heretic

JoshDmetro Does C02 weight more or less than normal air... (1190 comments)

I can't believe the stupidity of some of you. Why don't we switch over to C02 instead of helium for balloons? They would probably float much better than helium seeing that C02 is so light it all floats up to space damn near. This reminds me of the Monty Python skit in Quest for the Holy Grail when they are trying to determine if the woman is a witch based on her weight compared to a duck. Cause ducks float yah know.

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EA Won't Use DRM For The Sims 3

JoshDmetro Those serial numbers are silly anyway... (128 comments)

DRM or not after Spore I won't by anymore EA games. Just like when Metalica/Napster incident happened I no longer listen to them and gave away my cd's after I got complaints about copyright infringement from my ISP. And I had the CD's so there was no infringement on anyones copyright.

more than 5 years ago
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Old-School Keyboard Makes Comeback of Sorts

JoshDmetro How about USB/wirelessUSB? (519 comments)

I have one of those old IBM keyboards but the AT connector sucks. Its not to often I use a computer old enough to even have an AT connector.

more than 5 years ago
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Texas Vote May Challenge Teaching of Evolution

JoshDmetro The faithfull zelots from both sides .... (1306 comments)

do not belong in school. Evolutionists, ID'ers shouldn't be allowed to spew their propaganda in public schools. None of this is science just silly speculation to justify what they believe. For example of science "Water boils at 100c and freeze at 0c" this is scientific fact. The origin of life or any such nonsense is just speculation. Did someone go back it time and video something? It isn't fact. People beliefs do not belong in school, if they want to study evolution or whatever they can do it in college. On their dollar. I don't want my tax dollars going to further anyones foolish agenda.

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17 Million People Stopped Buying CDs In 2008

JoshDmetro I buy lots of CD's but.... (375 comments)

lately I've bought way fewer because the cd's I want to buy are no longer available. And it's not even really rare cd's stuff like Great White, Dokken, Krokus and Savatage basically all the 80's metal and hair bands. I don't want to pay for downloads I want a cd with cool art on it that I can put in the cubby of my truck dash. Switching cd's is also much safer when driving. I will not pay for a download when I buy something I want something real. Also is the music company going to by me a ipod for being such a valued customer? I think not. My truck is an 06 all it got is a cd player. Long live Hair Nation or the sat radio is going out the window.

more than 5 years ago
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Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop's Facebook Status

JoshDmetro Joking? (653 comments)

How is it joking? Jokes are supposed to be funny, not hurt other people. The internet is a real place not some fantasy land. People are responsible for there comment regardless of what media they use to make their comment. If a terrorist make a threat on the internet should it just be dismissed because it was said on the internet. Oh I was just joking about blowing up the school. Should something like that be a defense, oh he said it on the internet so it was a joke.

more than 5 years ago
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YouTube To Block Music Videos In the UK

JoshDmetro I think we need a new internet. (161 comments)

Privatize an internet-like network then no more worries. Just don't let any party-poopers use it.

more than 5 years ago
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Oklahoma, Vatican Take Opposite Tacks On Evolution

JoshDmetro Why the religion bashing ??? (1161 comments)

If you want to worship the great Dawkin go ahead but what gives you the right to attack christians? Anyone who believes in God can be ridiculed and its free speech. I'm not attacking your lord and saviour Dawkin so why attack mine. Who is the real religious fanatic here? You are. You only believe in equality if every one agrees with you. tisk tisk how childish and uneducated.

more than 5 years ago

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OS wars.....

JoshDmetro JoshDmetro writes  |  more than 5 years ago In the great OS war how come the Windows crowd is always so quick to attack Linux without a good reason? I have numerous reasons to not like Windows. But why is it that Windows users and I'm starting to think the majority of /. user are windows users why they are so mean when it comes to saying something less than complimentary about windows? /. makes money advertising Windows so big suprise that pro Linux/ anti Windows comments are usually modded down. If someone says Windows sucks they get (-1 troll/flamebait). If someone says Linux sucks they get (5 interesting/informative). Maybe it's the gamers fault they need their Windows to play games or maybe you all are just Microsoft's bitches and are too ashamed to admit your $200 copy of Vista really does suck.

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