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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Nostromo21 Re:No true Scotsman (872 comments)

You sure this is from a Gospel quote, and not just Jesus in fact quoting (or paraphrasing) from the OT? Or just one of the apostles or historians from another NT book...? Do you have a chapter & verse quote?

Jesus was very clever & careful not to say very much if anything at all on highly contentious topics, such as homosexuality, corporal/physical punishment or child discipline, women's rights, racial topics, etc. Hell, he even admonished his disciples to the point of "slaves obey your masters [with good grace]"!

In any case, he did also whip the Pharisees good & proper outside the temple, which they were using as a market stall area for profit; even though he did so in utter indignation & disgust & they well deserved it (according to their own rules in fact), one could argue that his intention, from a purely theological POV, wasn't to condone violence at all, rather to demonstrate its folly. Or it was simple justice, take yer pick. He certainly wasn't a pacifist - don't make that mistake.

Having said that, the AC you replied to is right on the money biblically, no pun intended, so I'm bemused he didn't use his real name/moniker. I guess this slashdot internet thingy makes it all too easy to post even wisdom anonymously, heh.

4 days ago
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Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

Nostromo21 Re: How many knew that it was a global release? (443 comments)

Why would I pay Fuxtel $100 per month to watch 1 or 2 shows I actually like & get shovelled 100 others I could care care less about, most of them reruns or months/years old...?

People download for all sorts of reasons, like avoiding being exposed to ad-infested 42min shows with 20mins of brain-dead shovelware being forced down our optic nerves.

Disclaimer: I don't watch BB but might go & download all the seasons right now :).

about a year ago
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Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Nostromo21 Re: Nice (719 comments)

You might like to take a closer look at our recently deposed PM & self-confessed atheist here down under to see that religious views have little to do with competency, character or moral fibre, especially when it comes to politicians. Me, personally - I'd prefer a leader who I know doesn't think they're God, make of that what you will. :)

about a year and a half ago
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Reconciling Human Rights With Ubiquitous Online Surveillance

Nostromo21 Re: human rights (133 comments)

The things you own...they end up owning you. ;)

about a year and a half ago
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Reconciling Human Rights With Ubiquitous Online Surveillance

Nostromo21 Re: Two way street (133 comments)

11/10!

about a year and a half ago
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Teenage League of Legends Player Jailed For Months For Facebook Joke

Nostromo21 Re: So much for... (743 comments)

You guys are so utterly, totally & hopelessly farked! About the only thing that can save you now is a revolution or civil war, I'm horrified to the admit. :-/

about a year and a half ago
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How To Block the NSA From Your Friends List

Nostromo21 Re: will never happen: requires forethought (224 comments)

Email, web browsing, RSS, file transfers...everyone uses those across many client apps, but with only a few common protocol standards. The issue is settling on a social network standard of some kind, which users can plug into with their choice of front end.

about a year and a half ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

Nostromo21 Re: Sod google reader (335 comments)

gReader on droid - there is no substitute. Been using it since day 1 of owning my 1st droid. Someone pls don't tell me it's going to stop working come July....? *cringe*

about a year and a half ago
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DoS Attack Forces EVE Online Offline

Nostromo21 Re:Goons? (127 comments)

Re your sig: if you think that belief in a monotheistic, infinite, possibly personal, possibly triune, deity is a popular choice these days...then I find your lack of faith stupefying! Just sayin...

about a year and a half ago
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DoS Attack Forces EVE Online Offline

Nostromo21 Everyone Vs Everyone Online! (127 comments)

Couldn't have happened to a more wretched hive of scum and villainy in all the virtual worlds!

(obviously, that comment excludes carebears & all non-sociopath gamers :)

about a year and a half ago
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HBO Says Game of Thrones Piracy Is "a Compliment"

Nostromo21 Re:No shit (447 comments)

If HBO were really cunning & smart, they would have floated each ep as a kickstarter project & said they're not releasing it until it hits $xxx. Then they could just seed a few torrents & let us chumps pay for distribution & word-of-mouth reviews/free advertising.

Someone with an already popular show & loyal fan base is bound to try this soon, just surprised they haven't yet.

about a year and a half ago
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The Internet's Bad Neighborhoods

Nostromo21 Re:How is this news? (77 comments)

Defiantly...?

I had the solution for virus/malware/spammers years ago: 6-12 of them each day hanging by their ankles naked in Times Square (or some other central location), on international tv for the duration; crowd can go to town on them from a short distance with verbal & organic 'substance' abuse of choice (just no serious/major physical damage allowed). I think within 6 months the problem would be down to 5-10% of the volumes it is now. :)

about 2 years ago
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Google Reader Being Retired

Nostromo21 Re:Alternatives? (386 comments)

Can you give us a URL/port for public access pls? ;)

I bemoan the days I stopped using Usenet...I think everything went downhill after that (& when they allowed non-plaintext email formats)...*sigh*.

about 2 years ago
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Google Reader Being Retired

Nostromo21 Re:Alternatives? (386 comments)

It went out the door soon after "don't be apathetic".

Why couldn't they just shutdown Google+ & we can all go back to the good ol days...? :-/

about 2 years ago
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Google Reader Being Retired

Nostromo21 Seriously? (386 comments)

TF? So does this mean my droid gReader 3rd party app will stop working July 1 as well? i.e. this is a Google complete back-end shutdown...?
'Currents' looks like a piss-poor replacement if I can't even get local top newspaper feeds...seriously Google??? :-/

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Have Re-Cloned Mice To the 25th Generation

Nostromo21 Re:Hard to believe (134 comments)

Best 'pitfalls of cloning yourself' movie EVA! :)

about 2 years ago
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Millionaire Plans Mission To Mars In 2018

Nostromo21 Reality check (97 comments)

FFS, do we even have anywhere near the reliable tech to send humans on a 6mth+ journey through space, with any hope in hell of getting there alive, much less landing in 1 piece, much less get back to earth (if that's even on the cards)...?

about 2 years ago
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Sony Rootkit Redux: Canadian Business Groups Lobby For Right To Install Spyware

Nostromo21 Re:Pirivacy? (240 comments)

I thought he was going for pyrrhivacy, as in pyrrhic privacy :)

about 2 years ago

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