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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

Lord Kano Trinity (173 comments)

I still prefer KDE 3.5.

It has less of a PlaySkool feel to it than what came later.

I'll give the new stuff a try eventually but I have no compelling reason to change yet.

LK

yesterday
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Lord Kano Voluntary vs compulsary. (316 comments)

Netflix should seriously consider abandoning Canada. Or even, just take a week off and refund all of their customers 1/4 of their monthly payment.

People will call their elected representatives if they lose access to something they want.

LK

2 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Lord Kano Kudos California (275 comments)

Because of my political leanings, I tend to assume the worst about our friends in California but this is fantastic. Hopefully it catches on elsewhere.

LK

about two weeks ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Lord Kano Re:The world we live in. (595 comments)

The victim is never at fault.
That being said, there's an important question to ask.

Why is is that the other women present that night were not attacked?

Is it because they traveled in pairs? Is it because they never left their drinks unattended?

It's often something like the person or one of their friends realizes that the world crashing down on them, so they get the fuck out of there ASAP and wake up the next morning having no idea how they got home.

Yeah, about that. That's a symptom of acute alcohol intoxication too. As far as I know, I have never been date raped but in my younger days, there were many nights that I don't remember how I got home.

LK

about a month ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Lord Kano Re: Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

If he was black, the police would have just shot him.

LK

about a month ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

Lord Kano Re:Spilling over to white people (231 comments)

The issue isn't that you disagreed with his assertion, he was obviously incorrect. The issue is that you were an obnoxious twat about it.

When he said "people like you", I read it as "obnoxious twats".

LK

about a month ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

Lord Kano Re:how are cops like bank executives? (231 comments)

Ferber's boss would be seriously derelict in their duty if they didn't fire him for this.

Two words.
Police Union.

There is almost no accountability for law enforcement. That's a part of what draws sociopaths into that field of work.

LK

about a month ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

Lord Kano Re:Spilling over to white people (231 comments)

You don't know me, so you have no idea what "people like" me are about.

Would you be happy if he said "People who behave like you just did"?

LK

about a month ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

Lord Kano Re:Spilling over to white people (231 comments)

I agree, that the only thing that's new is that the police are now treating middle and upper income white people they they have always treated poor whites and minorities.

The President is the head of the Executive branch of government, he is sometimes called the "Chief Law Enforcement Officer in The United States" but he has no authority to direct local police in any way.

He can instruct the FBI to carry out his directives because they are a part of the Department of Justice which is an Executive Branch agency.

LK

about a month ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

Lord Kano Re:idgi (231 comments)

Yes, they did but who is going to arrest them? Their fellow officers? Is the District Attorney going to alienate the officers who bring the cases and bolster his career?

Welcome to the USA.

LK

about a month ago
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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

Lord Kano Re:No (264 comments)

This has been one of my names for over 20 years. I even receive mail under this name.

If you know where to look, there's a clear enough connection between this name and the one on my driver's license.

If anyone is looking for me, I'm not hard to find.

LK

about a month ago
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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

Lord Kano Re:No (264 comments)

It's easy to not care what people think of you when you're anonymous.

Pussy.

LK

about a month ago
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Point-and-Shoot: TrackingPoint's New Linux-Controlled AR-15s

Lord Kano Re:good god (219 comments)

Not all ranges.

The club to which I belong only forbids uncontrolled bump fire. Meaning, if you have a bump fire stock, you can control it and it's allowed.

LK

about a month ago
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Point-and-Shoot: TrackingPoint's New Linux-Controlled AR-15s

Lord Kano Re:good god (219 comments)

To be fair, there are the tacti-tards who love to bump fire from the hip. I have seen them at the range.

LK

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

Lord Kano Ignore nothing. Pretend to ignore everything. (246 comments)

To mangle a phrase, just because you take no interest in office politics doesn't mean that office politics won't take an interest in you.

Pay attention to little things. Watch the comings and goings of those who think they're players. Listen to everything that people try to tell you and never take sides out loud.

"Yeah, really?" is pretty much all I say when people try to drag me into their battles.

I hate the games of office politics but I'm a realist and I understand that I have to know the game to avoid it.

LK

about a month and a half ago
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The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

Lord Kano It's your party, cry if you want to. (188 comments)

but come on. Why do people keep fucking with the branding that we know and love?

Stop trying to get the prom queen to like you and stick with your day-one friends.

LK

about a month and a half ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

Lord Kano Forgotten by whom? (192 comments)

I talk about retrocomputing with several people and most of those who are both over 30 and a long time computer users remember the Amiga.

LK

about 2 months ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

Lord Kano Re:Translation (Rough) (230 comments)

You speak for all the people who were subjected to actual racism?

I speak only for myself and I am such a person.

I have heard others say so for themselves.

Most people misunderstand analogies, and they also misunderstand Godwin's law.

You may have misunderstood my explanation.

LK

about 2 months ago
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Geographic Segregation By Education

Lord Kano Re:Translation (Rough) (230 comments)

And making analogies involving racism is a good way to get people to talk about real problems like this.

No. Making such analogies offends people who have been subjected to actual racism. They tend to stop listening to whatever else you say.

Like when someone takes whatever gripe they have, even when it's legitimate and likens the opposition to Nazis. At that people they lose people who might have been willing to side with them. That's also what a fake racism analogy does.

LK

about 2 months ago

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Lord Kano Lord Kano writes  |  more than 8 years ago

This journal entry is for metamoderators.

I hold some political beliefs that are unpopular. For several years, there has been a campaign to destroy my karma because of them. Approximately once per week, someone gets mod points and goes back and mods down my posts. I'm not saying that every one of my posts is brilliantly insightful or informative. I am not above occasionally being flippant or stooping to the level of a troll, but many of my on-topic posts are moderated as off topic and many serious discussions are moderated as trolls.

If you see such an example, please metamoderate it as unfair.

Thank you.

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George W Bush!

Lord Kano Lord Kano writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I couldn't be happier about the presidential election. GWB is the winner. With one supreme court justice in poor health and several others who are well past the average life expectance for Americans, it couldn't be more important to have him in the White House and a Republican majority in congress.

We can get a clear majority on the supreme court. We can get Roe V. Wade reversed and let the states decide for themselves on the issue of abortion.

It's going to be at least 4 more years before anyone tries to ban any guns.

We can breathe a breath of fresh air because the issues that are important to us are on the table.

The thing I like best about President Bush is that he's our Bill Clinton. No matter how much the other side hates him, it only makes them look worse. I was a dedicated Clinton hater. I even bought a bottle of wine that I'm saving until the day he dies. Now I can be as smug as the democrats were on Nov 3 1996.

Talk about a mandate to lead.

LK

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