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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

So you are back to proving my point, its all about what YOU think, what the others think is irrelevant.

While i agree it was a bit of an extreme example, the crusades were considered moral, and there is no question about them imposing their concepts of it on others.

There are many non-extreme examples that can be made with one part of the world thinking another part is totally backwards/immoral/etc, and none of them have the right to interfere with the others.

And i'm done here, some of us have productive things to do.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

I sincerely hope you're trolling.

Not in the least. I happen to feel that meddling is wrong. Regardless of what is being imposed. ( i do happen to think censorship is bad, but its none of my business if another country does not support it )

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

Your posts continue to make absolutely zero sense.

Only to people who think you need to impose your values on others and the ends justify the ( illegal and immoral ) means.

I suppose you supported the crusades too.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

It's not your country either

Then what is 'my country' and 'my business', if you are so smart? ( and whatever your answer is, its wrong. )

Also, if you were to understand how china works, you dont have to create the tool, all you have to do is tell others its there to earn your [well deserved] fate. The fewer nosy people left in the world like you, the better the world would be.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

Forgot to add, i bet you are for no borders for sovereign nations either. Just make it one happy world with rainbows and unicorns.

You would be pissed if china's citizens interfered with your rights and laws.

Hypocritical pin-headed idiot.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

Does baby feel oppressed when people can use a tool to get around censorship?

It is not that simple, both legally or morally, ( of course to a simpleton as yourself you may not fully grasp what you are suggesting ). Its too bad you cant be extradited to china, then executed, for your interfering transgressions.

Its not your country, keep your nose out of it.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

You just said that its OK to interfere with other countries simply because you felt its right, which proves my point. Even a child could figure out that one.

I do hope some other country comes and interferes with you, because they "feel its right". Would serve you right.

Oh, and i never said 'take over', might want to learn some reading comprehension.

3 days ago
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EFF's Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters

nurb432 Re:Better Idea (82 comments)

Even better, buy it on the way to the protest. Using cash of course.

I didnt bother reading the EFF advice but if you take your own stuff to a demonstration, you are a fool. You never know what may happen, you go with a minimal amount of items with you. ID ( required to avoid many vagrant arrest laws ), a few bucks in cash for a burger if you are stuck waiting on a ride from jail ( or the hospital ).. Hide your car keys ON your car.. No jewelry or a watch. A few contact numbers in your pocket, in case you are unconscious when found.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

Such censorship is horrible, and I think providing tools that people can choose to use to get around it is perfectly okay.

Thanks for proving my point.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

Technically, yes.

However, citizens in the us do have the right of free speech, and some would say that 'copyright restrictions' violate that right in the first place, so its not really a fair comparison.

3 days ago
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Broadband Subscribers Eclipsing Cable TV Subscribers

nurb432 Re:Can we kill most regular TV / radio yet? (85 comments)

Can we please kill cable and it's dumb "channels" yet? Can we do away with traditional radio stations and their paid-for playlists?

Simple answer : NO.

Longer answer: Not everyone wants to burn mobile data time just to listen to local radio stations while they are out and about. Besides mobile data issues, soon home bandwidth caps will shrink down to ludicrous levels, unless you are consuming the ( extra charge ) content from your provider.

3 days ago
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Delays For SC Nuclear Plant Put Pressure On the Industry

nurb432 Not just on the 'industry' (140 comments)

But also on the consumers of electricity.. Just as the feds want. Bleed us dry.

It all trickles down to the 'guy on the street in the end, and we are the ones that pay..

3 days ago
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Bezos-Owned Washington Post Embeds Amazon Buy-It-Now Buttons Mid-sentence

nurb432 Get used to it (134 comments)

There are ads (buy now) everywhere in the modern world (buy now).

From billboards, to clothes, the drink you are holding, to the car that just passed you on the road, its invaded every part of our lives. Everyone is competing for your attention 24/7. Its not going away.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

Are you pro-censorship?

I am pro sovereignty. China has a right to restrict any speech they like [with their own citizens], and you have no right to interfere.

You, and meddling do-gooders like you, are 'my problem'.

3 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Re:Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

Do you have some problem with giving people the option to get around censorship if they want to or something?

I have a problem with people like you meddling in the affairs of other countries. Keep your nose out of their business.

4 days ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

nurb432 Who gives you the right? (161 comments)

Who gives you the right to impress your concepts of right and wrong onto the citizens of another sovereign nation and its people?

How would you feel if another country did it to you?

4 days ago
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Project Aims To Build a Fully Open SoC and Dev Board

nurb432 Re:Forth? (47 comments)

If there isn't after the project stabilizes, and you cant port it yourself, then you shouldn't be asking about FORTH in the first place.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

nurb432 Yearly rewrite? (198 comments)

Sounds like you have bigger problems than your documentation and user interface....

about a week ago
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Why the Public Library Beats Amazon

nurb432 Re:Libraries are one thing Amazon is not (165 comments)

Gutenberg isn't amazon :) But yes, that is another (legal) option.

But more to my meaning: There are thousands and thousands of out of print ( but still relevant ) books in libraries that are still under copyright.

about a week ago
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I'd most like to (personally) explore:

nurb432 Re:Jungles, but I'm too scared (246 comments)

jungles are hot. hot = evil

Antarctica is a decent temp year round. Sign me up please.

about a week ago

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Kubuntu Sells Out

nurb432 nurb432 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nurb432 (527695) writes "From the latest news at Kubuntu.org, it appears that now they have a large enough userbase they are forking out a commercial only version and are going to turn their backs on the community. Sound familiar anyone? ( Red *cough*cough* ).

The actual news release: Kubuntu-KDE4 Hardy Alpha is here. There will be two editions of Kubuntu with the 8.04 release, a commercially supported KDE 3 edition and a community supported KDE 4 edition. We recommend the KDE 4 edition to those who want to try this exciting new desktop version and can put up with some missing features."

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My Sig

nurb432 nurb432 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Since i keep getting asked all the time, here is the purpose of my signature:

It is to make a person think.

To think about how relative labels are such as 'patriot' and 'dissident', or even 'terrorist'. It all depends on which side of the line you are on, and who won the battle.

Much as George Washington was considered a dissident terrorist to the British, we won so he's a hero to us. Booth, on the other hand was on the losing side so he's considered a assassin. Was willing to die for what he felt was an enemy of his country, and his act would have been considered heroic, if the south had won.

Im not saying i do or don't support what he did, but his actions do serve as a good vehicle for what i was trying to point out.

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Fair use of copyrighted content

nurb432 nurb432 writes  |  more than 9 years ago

While this is from a post I made on a slightly different topic, I believe this could be an important question to consider during all these attempts at the entertainment industry to sue its customers into oblivion...The concept should be brought up to the judge if a case EVER gets to court:

This is going under the fact that its still 100% legal to time-shift media for personal use, which of course is subject to change in the future if congress gets it way..

The rest of this discussion is based on the above, and that NO commercial gain is involved, that Its all 'freely' shared...

1 - It would be legal for person A to record show A.

2 - Its also legal for person B to record show A.

3 - If user C slept thru show, he still had a right to record it.

4 - Why cant user B give C his recorded copy.. ( for free ) since C has a right to record the same show.

Taking this to its logical conclusion, why cant user D, which is across the country that was at work that day get copy from user C?

The copy that is being spread around is not the original quality, as its been compressed and/or recorded from the TV/radio. So its not the same quality as going out and purchasing it from the store? It is the same 'version' that all users have a right to record for their own personal use.

This would also be the same issue for MP3 songs, if they were *ever* on the radio, then its no different if you share them in a *lossy* format to other people that had the *right* to record it themselves, again for their personal use..

Now if you do a bit-copy of a CD/DVD then distribute that, or if it's an unreleased copy ( such as still in theaters, or a screener ) then of course this analogy doesn't apply.. but I'm not talking of those cases...

This also makes the assumption that the original 'broadcast' was not 'subscriber only', or all 4 users were subscribers to the same service.

So I guess it boils down to, what is wrong legally with this analogy, and why is the 'industry' allowed to continue to harass their customers for doing what is currently LEGAL for us to do?

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Constitutional Admendment: Article [II.]

nurb432 nurb432 writes  |  more than 10 years ago

"------ What part of "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed" do you not understand ----"

For those of you uninformed that believe I take that out of context to 'push my agenda' here is the entire amendment, in its entirety:

"Article [II.]
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. "

Furthermore, by the very intent of the constitution, it was designed from the beginning to protect the rights and freedoms of the individual, and to limit the power of the soon to be enacted government.

How one can 'improperly take things out of context' when the very component I quoted was directly discussing individual rights is totally ludicrous.

The amendment's only goal was to ensure the rights of the individual citizen to acquire and retain the weapons needed to defend itself against a tyrannical government.

This does not mean that you have to be part of the professional army, nor are the rights of this amendment extended to the government. It is just the opposite.

The militia, as stated in the amendment, by its very definition consists of private citizens, and exempts the governmental army. The very people the amendment is designed to help protect against.

Nor does it, as many anti-freedom groups like to claim, give the rights of the government to 'regulate' the citizens. 'Regulate' in the context of the time of the framers, did not mean restrict.. it meant train.. So it only expands on the idea that the private citizen has the right to possess and train with their arms.

Anyone that doesn't understand these rather simple facts is either sorely misinformed or have their own anti American agenda to push, and are no longer going to be part of my ongoing discussing to defend my rights with. Thus the reason for this entry in my journal, as I'm tired of arguing with closed simple minded people that don't understand what freedom is, nor what it takes to gain and retain it. People that as far as I'm concerned are not American, and treasonous at their core, and don't deserve ANY of the rights or freedoms our fore-founders had to fight for, and sacrifice for, to achieve.

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Constitutional Rights and Liberties

nurb432 nurb432 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

We the people.. Perhaps the 3 most lucid words in the most important document in history.

A document written BY the people, FOR the people.. To finally put in black and white the inalienable rights, freedoms and liberties of all people, and perhaps more importantly the inalienable restrictions to be placed on any government to protect those rights liberties and freedoms of the PEOPLE.

This includes ALL rights, not just one or two that is conveniently picked out of the list that you personally approve of. And if you don't like this concept of personal freedom and rights, or aren't willing to be eternally vigilant in fighting for them, as our forefathers were, then you can leave. You are not welcome here.

By nature a simple document, designed to be timeless, and applicable to any point in time, be it 1776 or 2776, and anyone that attempts to mutate this framework should be tried and convicted of treason.

While this has happened many times over the years, even to the very document itself ( such as the 21st amendment for example ) it does not make it appropriate or right, nor is the slow progression towards a socialist state.

Yes i said socialist, not fascist. I believe we are heading towards socialism. While it may not be absolute and black and white, the control extended over the US commerce, and the re-distribution of wealth via obscene tax rates puts the government in virtual control of all industry and funds. This is what I consider socialism, with of course all the reduction of rights and privacy and independence of its citizens that go along with that sort of government.

You may argue that unless the government truly owns the commerce we have something other then a socialist system, but if the same result if the same, what is the difference?

You may also argue that the various rights and liberties discussed in the constitution ( and its attached bill of rights ) are not absolute and should be changed over time to reflect current times". But you are wrong, and totally misunderstand the INTENT of the framers.. ( although you would be correct in that the modern interpretation of the document, is that our current government feels that it changeable at a whim )

Thanks for taking the time to read this

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