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Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

SoupGuru Now we get hammered (273 comments)

Then again, that's my reaction to a lot of things, so....

yesterday
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

SoupGuru Re:It's crap (1564 comments)

No, it's not the whole point, you ninny.

The point is to defend the country if any foreign invaders showed up. When you don't have a standing army, you're vulnerable.

You shitheads with traitorous streaks need to find somewhere else to engage in your fantasies.

2 days ago
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Mozilla Appoints Former Marketing Head Interim CEO

SoupGuru Nice name (202 comments)

Not to be "that guy" but I do kind of chuckle that there are connotations to the man's last name.

4 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SoupGuru Re:Fuck him and the rest of the Republicans (1110 comments)

Are we still pretending that donating money to prevent American citizens from marrying the person they love is just a "political belief"?

You know what would be really shitty? Someone codifying into law a political belief that denies a group of citizens the ability to make medical decisions on behalf of an incapacitated spouse.

Look, I disagree with plenty of things people believe or say. We agree to disagree and move on with our lives. Actively donating money to bigoted causes that seek legalize your views at the expense of mine crosses the line of polite disagreement into "You're an asshole."

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SoupGuru Re:I May Not Agree (1110 comments)

Wow, that's fantastic.

You think gay marriage is like incest.

Good for you.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SoupGuru Re:Some are more equal than others... (1110 comments)

Yes.

Sort of like if I donate $1000 to save the pandas its ok but if I donate $1000 to shoot pandas, people get bent out of shape.

Or contributing $1000 to get more minorities to vote as opposed to $1000 to prevent minorities from voting.

Or contributing $1000 to clean up a local park vs $1000 to dump more trash in a local park.

Or $1000 to fix potholes vs $1000 to create more potholes.

Should I go on?

Yes, there are certain things you could contribute money to that will be OK when contributing to the other side is not OK.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

SoupGuru Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1110 comments)

Really? You're making the argument that you never know what you're contributing to when you donate $1000 to getting Prop 8 passed?

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SoupGuru Re:This is intolerance (1746 comments)

...or preventing him from marrying the person he's in love with.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

SoupGuru Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

For the love of god, I hate this argument. Stop it. Just stop. You're not half as clever as you think you are.

There are lots of ideas that we shouldn't tolerate. Enslaving other people, for instance. Killing other people because of their religion. Things like that and many many others.

But you go on thinking you're the clever one by pointing out that it's technically "intolerance" if you speak out against those things. My, aren't you smart.

about two weeks ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

SoupGuru That's a shocker (207 comments)

This shakes my world view to its very core.

Also, whoever decided to auto-play audio on Slashdot should be fired.

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

SoupGuru Re:Who cares? (1482 comments)

Wow, that's a mighty high horse you're on there.

So what I hear you saying is that it's ok to sit by when people make laws preventing a black man from marrying a white woman. Let's not rock the boat there and recognize that we all have precious opinions and none of them are more right than others.

Or it's OK that little Billy doesn't want to sit next to that wetback in his classroom. After all, we wouldn't want him to think we were intolerant of his unique view of the world.

No no no, you're right. We've got to make sure we include all opinions and make sure we treat them as equally valid.

Or we can continue to fight bigotry where we find it and shrug off people like you that do mental gymnastics to define "tolerance" in a way that no one else does.

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

SoupGuru Capitalism (1482 comments)

Yay for capitalism.

Being a dick isn't illegal. People calling you a dick and making sure everyone knows about it isn't either.

Sorry if I don't feel a lot of sympathy for a bully getting bullied.

about two weeks ago
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Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

SoupGuru Re:Asimov quote. (517 comments)

Yes, it's good for good ideas to be challenged by a bad idea now and then.

The problem is that a good idea challenged by a bad idea, a discussion occurs, evidence is presented, bad idea is shown to be a bad idea, and good idea is vindicated. And then 5 minutes later the same bad idea is presented. And then 5 minutes after that, the same bad idea is trotted out. And then five minutes after that, again. And again. And again. And again.

about three weeks ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

SoupGuru Re:Predictive Power (560 comments)

Maybe you could help us out by showing us where we can find predictions from past IPCC reports.

about 2 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SoupGuru Re:Assault weapon bans are just propaganda (934 comments)

Exactly. Thank you for making the point.

A lot of firearm enthusiasts will insist that it would be impossible to keep a class of firearms out of criminals' hands when we have evidence that we have already successfully done so. We have legislated an entire class of firearms into irrelevance.

Is it hard to imagine we couldn't do the same to another class of weapons? I'm sure machine guns weren't nearly as prevalent as other classes of firearms but let's not pretend that the regulation of machine guns hasn't been effective at keeping them out of the hands of criminals.

about 3 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SoupGuru Re:The statistics (934 comments)

Wow, you do know what you said was racist, right?

Not to mention the logical problems of saying something like "if we just remove all the southern states, the US is actually pretty liberal!" or "if you take out all the inner city schools, our scores are on par with the rest of the world!"

about 3 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SoupGuru Re:AR-15 is NOT fully automatic (934 comments)

You missed the GGP which happened to be mine. If you were wanting to walk into an elementary school with the intent of shooting as many children as possible, a weapon like the Thompson submachine gun or an HK MP5 or an Uzi or any number of FULLY AUTOMATIC firearms would be an ideal weapon. The reason those mass shootings are done with AR15s and other semi-automatic firearms is because the FULLY AUTOMATIC ones are not available. They are difficult for people to get their hands on because we the people decided to heavily control their availability.

about 3 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SoupGuru Re:Assault weapon bans are just propaganda (934 comments)

Fully automatic. Think Tommy gun.

The reason so few crimes are committed with them is because we have regulated them out of common use. It is very difficult to buy one.

about 3 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SoupGuru Gun control (934 comments)

How many crimes were perpetrated with fully automatic machine guns? How many school killings were committed with one? How many people in the USA died at the wrong end of a fully automatic assault rifle?

Clearly, having a full auto rifle would help the sick person achieve his goals more efficiently.

I'll tell you why there are so few deaths from fully automatic assault rifles: gun control works.

about 3 months ago

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Sanotum's Wikipedia problem

SoupGuru SoupGuru writes  |  more than 2 years ago

SoupGuru (723634) writes "The Register weighs in on Rick Santorum's Wikipedia problem: 'For some, it's a word. For others, it's not: it's the result of a campaign to create a word. The distinction – however subtle – has sparked weeks of controversy among the core contributors to Wikipedia, the "free encyclopedia anyone can edit". If you find this hard to believe, you've never been to Wikiland – and you've never Googled "Rick Santorum".' Is a word created as a political statement any less of a word? The fact the word has such an interesting beginning and that it's in pretty common use around the net makes me think the lack of a Wikipedia entry would be more of a sign of political influence than the existence of an entry."
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More than half of electric infrastructure hacked

SoupGuru SoupGuru writes  |  more than 4 years ago

SoupGuru (723634) writes "More than half of the operators of power plants and other "critical infrastructure" say in a new study that their computer networks have been infiltrated by sophisticated adversaries. In many cases, foreign governments are suspected. The survey is based on interviews in September with 600 executives and technology managers from infrastructure operators in 14 countries. It was prepared by McAfee Inc., [ahem] which makes security software, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, which analyzed the data. The respondents aren't named and specifics aren't given about what happened in the attacks."
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Newegg goes public with IPO

SoupGuru SoupGuru writes  |  more than 4 years ago

SoupGuru writes "In a sign that maybe the economy is turning around, Newegg, which has grown to be the second-largest online-only retailer in the United States and one with a specialty in IT parts and consumer electronics, is going public.

Newegg was founded in 2001, and is aptly enough located in Industry, California. The company distributes over 30,000 products, has 12.6 million customers (about 4.1 million of them are active currently), and is known for decent prices and fast shipping among techies who build their own PCs and servers or who want software licenses for boxes or various electronic gadgets."

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Man arrested for streaming Guns N Roses

SoupGuru SoupGuru writes  |  more than 5 years ago

SoupGuru (723634) writes "The Register reports that the FBI has arrested a blogger for streaming unreleased tracks from Guns N Roses' "forthcoming" (possibly coinciding with the Duke Nukem Forever release) album, Chinese Democracy. Was I horribly uninformed in the past or is copyright infringement supposed to be a civil issue, not a criminal offense?"
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