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Cables Show US Seeks Assange

barnacle Re:IN SOVIET AMERIKA (488 comments)

this is the most insightful summary of why the US might feel justified in prosecuting Assange that I have seen yet.

no mod points or I'd mod you up.

more than 2 years ago

Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange

barnacle Re:Extradition to US (923 comments)

let's be a little more specific:

Patino made it clear that Ecuador had asked Sweden for a guarantee that it would not extradite him to the US, were such a request made. But Sweden had said no, he said

(from the guardian's live coverage)

more than 2 years ago

Cop Seeks Wiretapping Charges For Woman Who Videotaped Beating

barnacle Re:I wonder when we'll have enough? (662 comments)

This argument bears a superficial resemblence to the "Support our TRUUPES!" argument:

"Our men and women in uniform fight to protect our freedoms from dangerous terrorists overseas. If you dont support our men and women in the armed forces, you are selling out our country, and are complicit in the terrorist's cause."

I'm against any abuse of power, but "support our troops" means - even if you don't support the political agenda, you should support and respect the soldiers who have to fight - they don't have a choice. So that makes them potential victims of abuses of the system as well, so from my point of view, it's exactly the opposite of what you're saying.

At least that's what it's supposed to mean - a lot of people misuse that slogan to mean something else....

more than 3 years ago

NX Compression Technology To Go Closed Source

barnacle Re:So what (286 comments)

slashdot is dead when there are 2 misspellings of Linus' last name in the same thread and nobody corrects it

more than 4 years ago

Segway UK Boss Dies After Driving Off Cliff

barnacle Re:Before anyone says it: (413 comments)

Not in itself. But if he was seriously trying to be ironic by doing so, then the fact that it was not ironic and in a post requesting correct usage of irony, was itself ironic.

Actually, by intentionally stating the incorrect artist's name in a post intending to correct someone's misuse of the word irony, was itself punny.

more than 4 years ago

How To Behave At a Software Company?

barnacle Re:Lunch (842 comments)

good one!

more than 4 years ago

Oracle Restricts Access To Sun Firmware Downloads

barnacle Re:Oh, good Lord. (202 comments)

man that was funny

more than 4 years ago

The MPEG-LA's Lock On Culture

barnacle Re:GIF shenanigans (457 comments)

Kind of OT, but actually the judges in Texas are anti-corporate if anything, if we're talking about south-east Texas where most of the huge class-action lawsuits get filed (and won).

more than 4 years ago

5 Reasons Tablets Suck, and You Won't Buy One

barnacle Re:Wow (553 comments)

no kidding, that's what I got out of it too. some people just can't see the forest for the trees.

more than 4 years ago

Chinese Pirates Launch Ubuntu That Looks Like XP

barnacle doesn't look like XP (580 comments)

It appears that the screenshot was taken from the real Windows XP, and Ylmf OS does not look much like XP, but rather exactly like Gnome.

Here's a screenshot taken from someone who installed the ISO in VMWare and changed the locale to English: http://i50.tinypic.com/2lar9s0.jpg

more than 5 years ago

College Police Think Using Linux Is Suspicious Behavior

barnacle Re:Oh please (1079 comments)

you mean like columbo? :-)

more than 5 years ago

February 13th, UNIX Time Will Reach 1234567890

barnacle and with qore.... (376 comments)

to see the local time with qore, type:

  qore -X 'localtime(1234567890)'

(requires qore 0.7.0 or better) :-)

more than 5 years ago

Of childhood "building" toys, my favorite is ...

barnacle Re:anti-Barbie (785 comments)

well that's interesting, because I had a similar experience with that same fabled townhouse. I had a couple of girls that lived next door to me when I was a kid who had that townhouse, and they loved their barbies. so I would have barbie come to that same elevator and say to the elevator operator (me): "4th floor please". unfortunately the house only has 3 floors.

as the elevator would shoot out of the roof of the townhouse towards the ceiling, barbie would scream, "wait, I meant the 3rd floor!"

oh, those good times, so long ago...

more than 6 years ago


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