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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

ZeRu Re:Who are you? I'm bat- er, ANON! (408 comments)

And imagine someone beating your skull in with a 2x4 while you were getting into your car in which you were going to get into a fatal 18 car pileup on the highway, causing something that would still happen less than an hour later.

Assuming I was getting into my car with the purpose of injuring or killing myself? I don't see a difference either. Furthermore, if my plan involved colliding with other cars and endangering lives of others then the person beating my skull should be applauded (and if not, they still save some property and prevent environmental damage).

But your argument didn't seem to come with such preconditions, Mr. Strawman.

2 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

ZeRu Re:Who are you? I'm bat- er, ANON! (408 comments)

Well I agree with you that the problem lies in the legal definition, but laws declaring what's legal or illegal also shape people's perception. Woman deciding to perform an abortion isn't doing anything illegal and is not a story that you'll hear on the news, but now imagine media and people's reaction if someone kicked the very same woman in the guts while she was on her way to the abortion clinic, causing something that would still happen less than an hour later.

We've had enough stories about teachers who had (totally consensual) sex with her student, yet the media and the authorities were screaming "sex abuse" just because the so-called victim wasn't 18...back in my high-school days we could only dream about our sexy teacher giving us a blowjob.

2 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

ZeRu Re:Who are you? I'm bat- er, ANON! (408 comments)

Paedophilia itsef is a slippery slope as well. There is a drastic difference between having a sex with a 5-year old and a 15-year old, and yet both of those gets you placed in a jail (from what I know about laws on the matter at least).

2 days ago
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Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

ZeRu Re:doesn't meaning anything ... right? (393 comments)

It's even better that politicians don't visit Slashdot, or they might get ideas about what to do with the homeless people.

about two weeks ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

ZeRu Re:Why? (681 comments)

That she is not a Christian is what gives her an excuse to be offended without being a bigot.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Apologizes For 'Year In Review' Photos

ZeRu Re:People Are Such Babies (218 comments)

I can say with great confidence that the algorithm indeed sucks since the stupid images didn't even load for me - I've tried with different browsers and all I see when I click on "My Year in Review" is a slightly darker viewport.
Facebook didn't apologize to me but chances are that they don't even know that I have a problem since I don't have a blog a lot of people follow, I didn't write on my wall about it and I only tried to inform them through the generic report a problem feature that nobody seemed to read.
Of course, my life won't be at loss because I've never seen what would be on "My Year in Review" (after all, I've seen all the images that are meant to be there before) so I didn't made a big deal out of it and I didn't care enough to try to figure out why the images aren't loading, or inform people who might want to that that.
But regardless, fuck you Facebook for not giving me an apology.

about 1 month ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

ZeRu Re:Don't worry guys... (880 comments)

Also, I'm not sure how you give credit to Constantine for founding Christianity; I thought that honor went to Jesus, or perhaps Paul or even Peter.

But none of them was a warlord so it kinda ruins the message. Stop ruining the party for anti-theists, parent! You're supposed to correct them by quoting some silly shit from The Old Testament, not by mentioning something they just don't pretend to know!

about a month and a half ago
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UK MP Says ISPs Must Take Responsibility For Movie Leaks, Sony Eyes North Korea

ZeRu Re:Oh, no. (216 comments)

The movies were stolen? Now they're going to have to film them all over again!

I wouldn't steal a car, but I would download it.

about 2 months ago
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Why Pluto Still Matters

ZeRu Re:Once a planet, always a planet (91 comments)

. Today, hardly anyone has hard of Ceres..

Thank goodness, I would be worried for myself if seeing any celestial object would gave me a hard (unless they looked like a beautiful women which they generally don't, but even in that case, I would rather stare at a beautiful woman instead).

about 2 months ago
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Why Pluto Still Matters

ZeRu Re:Why Pluto matters most? (91 comments)

If a probe is reaching Pluto, does that mean it already probed Uranus?

about 2 months ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

ZeRu Re:writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythin (455 comments)

Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. At 1:35 A.M. Eastern time it runs out of disk space and crashes horribly

Better yet, Skynet, in an attempt to gather all human-recorded data and understand our behaviour, visits 4chan and its circuits fry while they are trying to process and interpret the acquired data.

about 2 months ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

ZeRu Re:Two thoughts (716 comments)

If every online death threat were investigated we'd run out of police in about 10seconds. How about every death threat made in a bar while we're at it?

However, if only one in thousand online death threats were investigated, the amount of online death threats would quickly drop by several factors of scale.

about 2 months ago
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How To End Online Harassment

ZeRu Re:Trolled by Soulskill (834 comments)

Why is it socially acceptable to demonize an entire demographic (gamers)?

That's being explained just few posts above yours - discrimination is apparently bad only if it's based on something people don't have a choice in. You can stop being a gamer just like you can stop being a Christian, or stop being an Apple fanboy. I guess that makes throwing all kinds of insults and other derogatory remarks at any of the above groups a fair game.
However, I am also convinced that with today's advancements in the field of medicine you can even stop being gay or stop being a woman (even though a typical far-left atheist liberal will likely disagree)!

Therefore I don't think that the line where discrimination starts is defined by the target group, but rather by the attitude the potential discriminator has towards the said group.
So someone saying that gamers are vile trash is demonizing them, but saying that it's better to study sciences than to play video games is as much discrimination as saying that life can only be formed through contact of male and female cells is homophobia.

about 2 months ago
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Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?

ZeRu Re:Because The Children (171 comments)

In the 20th century, people feared that Orwellian state will control people by supressing thinking and limiting information.
But the situation become even worse - we have people who don't want to think and instead rely on The Government to decide what's good for them, and information is so widely available that people became saturated with it and no longer desire it.

about 6 months ago
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The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

ZeRu Re:Turing test not passed. (285 comments)

Many slashdotters have difficulty with reading comprehension and simple logic.

If you think that uneducated or trollish users are a problem on Slashdot, then you've probably never been to 4chan or reddit (I guess that Facebook deserved a mention too). Granted, trolls and haters actually exist on Slashdot (just like with any other site on the Internet), and sometimes they will crawl out and hit you with their ignorance hammer when you least expect them, but their number is remarkably low for a site that allows commenting without an account and I haven't seen them take over a topic in years.
And Slashdot isn't today exactly among the Internet's most popular sites so I think that most of them are just passerbys with sudden "rebruttal" urges.

about 7 months ago
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The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

ZeRu Re: people ruin everything (475 comments)

this is actually a link to an interesting article, not goatse.

What a shame, I would actually applaud a webmaster willing to pay for an SSL certificate just to trick more people to see goatse

about 8 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

ZeRu Re:Well... (493 comments)

I've not seen a more hateful comment on Slashdot in a long time. If Slashdot stuff doesn't give a fuck about people who spew hate at someone for mentioning something that's even confirmed by FUCKING X-MEN DIRECTOR HIMSELF, I can only hope that NSA does and will lock you away before you cause a school shooting.

about 8 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

ZeRu Re:Well... (493 comments)

Well except mutants aren't real and can't doom us all whereas unvaccinated people can.

In case if you haven't figured it out, X-Men is really about gay people, and of course, they can doom us all, since we'll just stop reproducing. So the analogy still says.
Of course I know that gay people won't ever become a majority and the above was just a sarcasm. But the same could probably be said about unvaccinated people.
But of course, *merely* having a registry of unvaccinated people is still way better than having mandatory vaccination like in my country. Until they refuse to give you a medical treatment because you haven't been vaccinated against leprosy, or you don't pass at job test because your parents thought it's not a good idea to let you take some vaccine that has so far been tested only on rats.

about 8 months ago
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Twitter Capitulates To Governments, Censors Users

ZeRu Nothing to see here, move along. (91 comments)

This shouldn't surprise anyone. Wasn't there a case years ago where Yahoo helped Chinese authorities arrest a blogger?
Even the "Don't be evil" company would happily turn you to authorities if you happen to use their search engine to find out how to construct a homemade bomb (their "autocomplete/suggestion" feature isn't really your best friend), and it doesn't matter if you live in a 3rd world country or not, since a suspicion of terrorism is enough to have you detained indefinitely even in a "land of the free".

about 8 months ago

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Court orders priest to stop blogging

ZeRu ZeRu writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ZeRu writes "Croatia is not known for Internet censorship, but recent court order in town of Rijeka ordered a blogger, who also happens to be a Catholic priest, to remove posts with hateful remarks directed towards homosexuals from his blog. Have they not heard about Google cache? He is also ordered to stop making further comments about homosexuality in his blog.
Google translate"

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Court orders priest to stop blogging

ZeRu ZeRu writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ZeRu writes "Croatia is not known for Internet censorship, but recent court rule in town of Rijeka ordered a blogger, who also happens to be a Catholic priest, to remove posts with hateful remarks directed towards homosexuals from his blog. Have they not heard about Google cache? He is also ordered to stop commenting homosexuality in his blog.
Google translate"

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Croatian blogger goes to jail

ZeRu ZeRu writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ZeRu (1486391) writes "By verdict of a local court in Croatian town of Vukovar, Croatian blogger Damir Fintic will go to a jail over a comment he did not make. In 2005, one of the visitors on Fintic's website vukovarac.net left an insulting comment targeted towards Vladimir Stengl, who was Vukovar's mayor at that time. Stengl sued Fintic for defamation and won the case. Unable to pay the fine, Fintic is forced to go to jail. According to another Croatian blogger, Marko Rakar, this is the first such case in Europe. Google translate"
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