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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

nurb432 Better question (60 comments)

What good media exists at all.

I say none.

24 minutes ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

nurb432 Good thing hes retired (1089 comments)

He has no business being on the bench. A big F-You goes out to the bastard.

about half an hour ago
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The Case For a Safer Smartphone

nurb432 No (180 comments)

For many just the act of talking while driving is a distraction.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

nurb432 science would not be obsolete (723 comments)

You like to eat and have fire, right? Sure, something as esoteric as a "particle physics research engineer" wont help in this 'world', but science is in everyday life and helps keep people alive.

3 days ago
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The Comcast/TWC Merger Is About Controlling Information

nurb432 Control consumption (106 comments)

And create it... From start to finish, they control your entire media world.....

3 days ago
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Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger

nurb432 Re:If this is not a bribery then I don't know what (133 comments)

If fact of donations will be confirmed, then Comcast lost in the court of public opinion

Don't worry, there will be a squirrel event shortly and people will forget all about it. Then the merger will be quietly approved and by the time the rates go up, it will be too late.

If you rely on the general public you will always be disappointed, they are idiots and easily lead and/or distracted.

5 days ago
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Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

nurb432 Re:lol (126 comments)

No. its 2 different discussions.

We can have the second, but it will also fall on stupid/deaf ears around here.

5 days ago
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Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

nurb432 Re:How can you "steal" a pic off the 'net? (126 comments)

It's using someone else's copyrighted property to sell one's own services./quote?

Few people are saying its 'proper' to that, without permission, but its still not stealing.. call it what it is. And you people need to stop spreading false information about copyright, Its not because its copyrighted that you cant make copies, its due to the lack of permission of the copyright owners.. Many people let you do just that.. but they still 'own' it..

Using wrong terms and spreading lies only make you look stupid.

about a week ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

nurb432 Political golden parachutes (313 comments)

Are they not grand? Where do i sign up?

about a week ago
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Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

nurb432 Re:lol (126 comments)

Regardless of ones feelings about 'ownership and public domain', which is a totally different discussion; non-destructive copying of information is not stealing. It may be considered copyright infringement, or espionage, etc., but i will repeat again for you small brained morons: its NOT stealing.

about a week ago
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Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

nurb432 Thieves? (126 comments)

Show me what was stolen.. Come on.. Just try it. You cant. Nothing was stolen. And the sooner you pin headed pricks figure this out, the better for everyone.

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

nurb432 Re:Really? (720 comments)

Simple, they are the worst.

Not that I never said others didn't lie as well, in fact i said just the opposite, just that this bozo's lies far exceeds all the others, combined. ( both in quantity and content )

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

nurb432 Really? (720 comments)

You really expect to believe the numbers coming out of Washington? Gullible aren't we?

Sure, this is the worst administration for lies in our lifetime, but even before this one, they still fudged numbers. It's just the way the game is played out there.

about a week ago
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Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

nurb432 Theo .. Rant (301 comments)

So what is new?

about a week ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

nurb432 Re:Not the first time this has happened (639 comments)

Besides everyone knows star trek is a sifi based entertainment show, its not claiming to be factual..

about a week ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

nurb432 Re:Good? (507 comments)

Selective breeding is far different than being able to fix a problem later.

about a week ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

nurb432 Good (507 comments)

Its a good thing that we can directly address a disability like this and practically eradicate it from society. Lets hope it happens tomorrow.

Or does the poster think its great to go deaf with no hope?

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 10 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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