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Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

srobert South Park Nailed It. (227 comments)

Well now you're zeroing in on what the South Park writers were alluding to with their Cartoon Wars episode. The media likes to self-censor images of the prophet and pretend it's about being respectful to Islam and Muslims. The same media has no problem showing images of Jesus and George Bush defecating on an American flag. That's why you know they're only pretending to be respectful, when what they really are is frightened. You see, most Christians won't try to kill you for being blasphemous about Jesus. I hope that extremists Muslims don't decide that blasphemy about Jesus is just as offensive as if it is about Muhammad, since Jesus is also one of their prophets.

2 days ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

srobert Re:Libreoffice (324 comments)

It was for a Windows user. He's not a likely convert for Linux. My experience in installing is on the Linux/BSD side, so it didn't really occur to me that someone would bundle a bunch of crap with the Windows version of Libreoffice. I'll watch for that in the future.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

srobert Re:Libreoffice (324 comments)

"You are at fault here....You are the problem, not software licensing, you!"

Sure, guilty, but I've decided to cut myself some slack over it.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

srobert Ooops (324 comments)

By "Mindows" I meant "Windows". The spellchecker on my PC quit working for some reason. And for some strange reason it appears the keydoarb has been rewapped.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

srobert ZoomFixMyComputer (324 comments)

To fix all these problems Mindows users can just download ZoomFixMyComputer from Craptastic.com.
The first 5 days is free. After that a low monthly subscription price of $99 will assure that your computer is safe and as efficient as it was they day you took it out of the box.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

srobert Libreoffice (324 comments)

I can witness on open source not being immune. I recommended Libreoffice to a novice PC user recently. I don't know from where he downloaded the installer, but when he finished he had some redundant anti-virus programs, and another program that reset the home page of his web browser and wouldn't let him change it back.

about two weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

srobert Re:As an atheist... (1350 comments)

Whoa! You're a brave man...,Anonymous.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Companies Won't Be Around In 10 Years?

srobert Re: and slashdot? (332 comments)

The old Slashdot's still around. It's called SoylentNews now.

about 1 month ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

srobert Galileo? (681 comments)

Actually, Galileo backed down at the end. He learned an important lesson. Never underestimate how frightened religious people are of their gods, prophets, clergy, etc. They would never say anything irreverent about any of their religious icons or deities. They are frightened that they will be held accountable for allowing anyone else in the world for disrespecting what they fear. Even today, there are people who would burn you at the stake or stone you to death for saying that Jesus was not the Messiah, or that Muhammad was not a prophet, etc.
They will react with real hostility to the notion that "Your sacred cow makes great hamburger".

about a month ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

srobert Re:Statehood for England (360 comments)

Well my comment was sort of tongue-in-cheek. I just realized the actual event was in Scotland. Well, they could apply for statehood too I suppose.
Yes, amendments can be amended. But the 1st has been holding up nicely since 1791. We reserve the right to say offensive things because speech that isn't offensive to anyone doesn't need protection.

Lately, we seem to be having trouble keeping our 4th amendment. Some of us were hoping the world would notice and point it out, in the same way that you'd point out that your friend had a nasty bit of spinach in his teeth.

about a month ago
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UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

srobert Statehood for England (360 comments)

If England is ever going to be accepted as a state they'll have to learn to respect the first amendment rights of citizens. Oh, and while we're at it, they should be citizens not subjects. Drop the monarch.

about a month ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

srobert Re:Nothing can go Wrong Here (441 comments)

"I still think it's silly to get all the anarchists on a platform that can be sunk by a torpedo"

More likely wrecked by a typhoon, at which time, I'm sure all these Randian Galt Atlases will cry for public assistance to save their sorry asses.

about a month ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

srobert Depends on what you mean by "Us" (417 comments)

It will empower us. And by "us" we mean we in the 1% who will use it to further entrench our power over you, the little people.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

srobert Re:touchpad issues (267 comments)

If the problem was not being able to disable "tap-to-click", I had a similar problem. Eventually I stumbled onto a solution. I stopped messing with the synaptics driver and added 'moused_flags="-m 11=4"' to my rc.conf and let the touchpad be recognized as a PS/2. Voila, no more "tap-to-click".

about 2 months ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

srobert Re:They worry too much (406 comments)

"Really? They think people will be too interested playing Fruit Loop, or whatever it's called, to bother attempting to escape from an flaming aircraft?"
Yes really. In 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada, people were to interested in playing the slot machine in front of them to bother escaping from the MGM fire. Quite a few of them died.

about 4 months ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

srobert Which Comedian Said? (406 comments)

If the plane goes down in water your seat cushion will function as a suppository.

about 4 months ago
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Pro-Democracy Websites In Hong Kong Targeted With and Serving Malware

srobert Re:But if Democracy comes to China... (44 comments)

I like to think it's more "tongue-in-cheek sarcasm" than a troll. The google charts you point to indicate that Chinese workers income is rising. But it's still a fraction of what workers in the U.S. make at current exchange rates. Sarcasm-off, I'd actually like to see both democracy in China AND living standards for working people everywhere rising. My post was to poke fun at those who see the rising call for democracy as a threat to capitalism-as we-know-it.

about 4 months ago
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Pro-Democracy Websites In Hong Kong Targeted With and Serving Malware

srobert But if Democracy comes to China... (44 comments)

My portfolio started taking a beating when these democracy agitators started causing trouble in Hong Kong. If Beijing doesn't do something to stamp this out, it could eventually lead to democratic rule in China. Labor activist will start demanding western style salaries and living standards and voting and such. Something really needs to be done about this so as to avoid labor costs getting out of control.

about 4 months ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

srobert Re:I have very little sympathy (487 comments)

Being cognizant of the consequences of his recklessness and having sympathy for him aren't mutually exclusive. We can do both.

about 4 months ago

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FreeBSD Developers Will Not Trust Chip-Based Encryption

srobert srobert writes  |  about a year ago

srobert (4099) writes "An article at ars-technica details that following stories of NSA leaks, FreeBSD developers will not rely solely on Intel's or Via's chip-based random number generators for /dev/random values. The values will first be seeded through another randomization algorithm known as "Yarrow". The changes are effective with the upcoming FreeBSD 10.0 (for which the first of three planned release candidates became available last week)."
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FreeBSD Instructional Videos

srobert srobert writes  |  about 2 years ago

srobert (4099) writes "I found a large number of instructional videos covering FreeBSD installation,configuration, etc., have been recently posted on youtube by ComputerHelpDesks. I've watched several of them. They're very informative and cover a broad range of topics based on FreeBSD 8.x., but still mostly up-to-date information. Ideal for Linux or Windows users who might wish to explore FreeBSD.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Computer...?query=freebsd"

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