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Windows 7 Memory Usage Critic Outed As Fraud

pinkUZI Kennedy's side (451 comments)

Kennedy has posted his side of the story here: http://exo-blog.blogspot.com/2010/02/when-microsoft-attacks-again.html "Apologize? For what? Using a pen name when dealing with an overzealous reporter? Because that't the extend of the "deception" that everyone is so excited about. The company itself exists, has real clients and is profitable. Nothing they can say will change that or other facts, like: * We have nearly 24,000 users at xpnet.com. * We collect and analyze over 230 million system metrics records and over 13 billion process metrics records every week. * We publish our findings and make all of our resources freely available to the IT industry. People want to skewer me because they don't agree with my point of view. Microsoft wants to skewer me because I hurt sales. IDG wants to skewer me to cover their asses - because, as I pointed out to ZDNet/CNet, they knew about the Craig Barth ruse all along. And they did nothing. If anyone needs to apologize, it's IDG - but not for the reasons they've stated. It was their hunger for page views that ultimately drove them to turn a blind eye. Me? I just used a pseudonym in a few email exchanges and during a a couple of phone calls. The rest is all BS and posturing, and they (IDG & ZDNet) know it. RCK"

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Public-Affairs Appointee Resigns in Disgrace

pinkUZI Re:I heard that (698 comments)

To be fair you are over simplifying the issue. Not all theories are created equal and they become more or less equal as time goes on and they gain more or less support in the form of evidence. I think we'll all have to agree that there is much more support for the theory of gravitational attraction than the big bang theory.

more than 8 years ago

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Photo Tour of Chernobyl Dead Zone

pinkUZI pinkUZI writes  |  more than 10 years ago Armed with a geiger counter, a camera, and a Kawasaki Ninja, that "boasts a mature 147 horse power," Elena takes you in to the dead zone in style. Join her, as she rides through the ghost town of Chernobyl, the "red forest", and other infamous sites of the 1986 disaster. Elana's commentary along the way offers an interesting view of the area, the communist government, and the events of 1986 from the perspective of someone who lived a few hours from the accident the day it happened.

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Am I a troll or a valuable /. poster?

pinkUZI pinkUZI writes  |  more than 10 years ago Informative
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Troll
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Interesting
Redundant
Insightful
Flamebait
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Thus read the moderation descriptions on the last 24 of my posts. So, I ask you, am I a good /. user or a bad little troll, evil in every way?

Another factor in this question may be that my ip has been blocked from anonymous and new user postings on /. because of my anonymous posts (which almost always identified me as the poster - "Post Anonymously" = "Karma Protect") - and that brings me to another point - my "Excellent" karma rating. Shouldn't that be a factor as well? You decide.

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Gun-control Rant...

pinkUZI pinkUZI writes  |  more than 12 years ago Sorry, the problem *is* the guns. Take away the guns, and nobody would be dead.
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This seems so logical, and yet I encourage you to present any real world example proving what you claim. The truth is that only law abiding citizens obey laws in the first place. If someone is willing to commit murder, they are certainly going to be willing to break any gun law.


Some things to consider:

New Jersey adopted what sponsors described as "the most stringent gun law" in the nation in 1966; two years later, the murder rate was up 46 percent and the reported robbery rate had nearly doubled.

In 1968, Hawaii imposed a series of increasingly harsh measures and its murder rate, then a low 2.4 per 100,000 per year, tripled to 7.2 by 1977.

In 1976, Washington, D.C., enacted one of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation. Since then, the city's murder rate has risen 134 percent while the national murder rate has dropped 2 percent.


Now these will surprise you:

In Kennesaw, Ga., the city passed a law requiring all households to possess a gun. Within seven months, the burglary rate dropped by 89 percent.

In Orlando, Fla., the police department set up a program teaching 600,000 women how to handle firearms. Subsequently, the rape rate dropped by 88 percent.

Among the six million Swiss, there are an estimated two million guns -- including 600,000 fully automatic assault rifles, and their murder rate is 15 percent of ours.



I challenge you, go ahead and give us an example of what you claim. You won't find too many. It would seem to make sense that if you take away the guns you stop the killing, but take a look sometime at a country like England that has stringent gun laws and look at the rate of murder and rape, in almost every case it increase with gun control. When you outlaw guns all you do is remove the right of law abiding citizens to protect themselves and the criminals have free reign. If, however, a person was going to break into a house in a neighborhood notorious for its gun advocacy, they might think twice as there is a higher risk of them losing their life.

Some sources and good references:
Article by the National Center for Policy Analysis [ncpa.org]
Article at the Independence Institute [i2i.org]
Capitolism Magazine Article [capitalismmagazine.com]
Article on Heartland.org [heartland.org]
An Article on Australia's Gun Control mistake, cut with some humor. [breakthechain.org]

Now I wouldn't post a problem without a solution, so here [usmayors.org] is an article detailing an alternative to making all guns illegal.

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