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Artificial Wombs In the Near Future?

supersloshy Re:Finally, a solution to abortion politics (367 comments)

Catholicism believes that the Bible, which they themselves compiled from misc. manuscripts, is second in importance to Catholic tradition itself. The Bible wasn't worded only one way, either; we don't have access to the original manuscripts and we can only rely on translations, and sometimes translations of translations. Whether or not something like this would be morally appropriate would be the decision of those who know the religion inside and out, specifically the Pope and Bishops.

about 2 years ago
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GNOME 3.8 To Scrap Fallback Mode

supersloshy Can we freaking get over it already? (378 comments)

Ever since the dawn of time, every time there's an article on GNOME here, it's nothing but immature remarks about how absolutely terrible it is left and right. It should be pretty dang obvious by now that some people don't like GNOME. So just live with it! You don't have to spread doom and gloom wherever you do! If you don't like something, just don't use it and leave the comments section for actual constructive discussion! I've seen a few good comments here and there about the actual details of things, legitimate concerns, and rather respectable opinions on either side, but if all you're saying is "I'm leaving GNOME" or "I hate GNOME, XFCE/KDE/some old archaic window manager that nobody ever uses anymore/etc. is so much better", then please, for the love of all that is good, don't even bother saying it. Please try to say something more than an annoying rant. I know that slashdot is infamous for its annoying commenters and hateful mentality towards pretty much everything, but you don't have to uphold that!

about 2 years ago
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Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech

supersloshy Re:Grow a thicker skin (1160 comments)

Banned Bibles? What in the world? No, you could read them and study them. Heck, the first book ever printed on a printing press was the Vulgate. They had that rule to protect the few Bibles they could make. Do you know how incredibly expensive a Bible was before the printing press? If I had a Bible, I'd chain one down, too! It's like locking your house or keeping you car in a garage.

about 2 years ago
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Sprint Now Offering Vanity Phone Numbers Aliases With **Me Service

supersloshy How do you pronounce that? (85 comments)

Star-star-me? Asterisk-asterisk-me? Just "me"?

about 2 years ago
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Apple, Microsoft, Google, Others Join Hands To Form WebPlatform.org

supersloshy Re:Here's a free best practice for them (138 comments)

From the sounds of it, that should work with any other custom style sheets thing, like Stylish, right? That actually sounds rather helpful from an accessibility standpoint (if a little bit annoying to set up). Still, it shouldn't be hard to make good-looking links on a webpage.

about 2 years ago
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When Kickstarter Projects Go Missing

supersloshy Re:I don't get the point of Kickstarter (86 comments)

Nearly every project I've seen gives you a copy of said product for pledging a certain amount. Also, have you heard of the term "investing" before?

about 2 years ago
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Valve Reveals Gaming Headset, Teases Big Picture

supersloshy Re:Cool, but... (151 comments)

Don't forget Counter Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2!

about 2 years ago
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Apache Patch To Override IE 10's Do Not Track Setting

supersloshy Re:Gee, How Much Google Paid For This (375 comments)

Not just that. Many people don't know that you can get easily infected by a rogue advertisement even being displayed. That alone keeps me using Adblock, even if all of the other factors people name didn't exist.

about 2 years ago
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EA Exec Won't Green Light Any Single Player-Only Games

supersloshy Re:Huge misunderstanding (274 comments)

LOL The reality is he wants to use the internet to normalize DRM one small step at a time. Everyone has seen diablo 3's success and the are CHOMPING AT THE BIT to do the same to every other game. See through the PR matrix.

If you can get modded up to +5 insightful for this comment then I greatly fear for the sake of Slashdot. It's full of idiots now. I'm going to get modded down for saying this, but I really don't care. If this kind of response is really the kind of discussion that Slashdot is supporting now, then goodbye. I really don't care what happens to you all now. This site is a lost cause.

about 2 years ago
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EA Exec Won't Green Light Any Single Player-Only Games

supersloshy Huge misunderstanding (274 comments)

He isn't saying that they're shoehorning multiplayer into every game. He's saying that every game should include an online component of some sort, as he says right here. They're not saying that games should all have multiplayer involved. They're saying that they should involve the internet in some way. There is nothing wrong with this. For example, take optional high score challenges in Mirror's Edge. The Sim City example, where online is required, is a bad example because that's just one game and the game was designed to be multiplayer-centric from the start. There are many, many single player games, like Mass Effect, that don't require the multiplayer or online functionality whatsoever. This is just FUD. EA isn't the best company around, sure, but including online features in single player games is definitely possible and it can't always be a bad thing depending on how it's implemented.

about 2 years ago
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Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 Arrives For Testing

supersloshy Re:I hate articles like this... (175 comments)

This isn't a discussion about GNOME 3, though. This is about a completely optional distribution for people who already like GNOME 3. That is what the article is about and I just wished people talked about that instead of the exact same rants we get all the time.

about 2 years ago
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Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 Arrives For Testing

supersloshy Re:I hate articles like this... (175 comments)

You don't seem to see that this a completely optional distribution for people who already like GNOME 3. In no way is it being shoved down your throat.

about 2 years ago
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Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 Arrives For Testing

supersloshy I hate articles like this... (175 comments)

Whenever these kinds of articles are brought up, there is NO insightful discussion whatsoever. It's sickening, really. Instead of actually contributing to a logical discussion, every single comment on these kinds of articles says, more or less, "lol GNOME 3 sucks and only morons would like it because it's obviously trash; use a DE that actually makes sense". The problem with this kind of comment should be painfully obvious, but apparently it's not so simple with most of you. People say this in EVERY FREAKING COMMENT ON THESE ARTICLES! There is no originality whatsoever! Look, WE GET IT! You guys don't like GNOME 3! Just shut up then and leave the people who do like it alone! So what if some people enjoy GNOME 3? That's not your freaking problem! If they want to make an Ubuntu flavor that uses GNOME 3 by default then LET THEM FREAKING DO SO WITHOUT HAVING THEIR PERSONAL PREFERENCES QUESTIONED. Is this REALLY that hard? Is it really so bad to say something like "Oh well I hope this works out for them" or "I hope that GNOME 3 fans enjoy it"?

Seriously, you have a freaking right to dislike any DE you freaking want. I'm not contesting that. Just because I don't like some DEs doesn't mean that I should just go and yell at people who do like them all the time. That's not only rude but it's a waste of my breath. People like different things and you all should freaking realize that some people have different preferences than you do. I love GNOME 3 and I wish this project the best, and even if I didn't like GNOME 3 I'd still support its freaking existence because everybody has a right to support the software that they use. That's THE WHOLE FREAKING POINT OF HAVING MULTIPLE DEs AND DISTRIBUTIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE!

Good gravy... Just shut up and leave us all alone. We don't need your flamebait and trollish comments.

about 2 years ago
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US Doctors Back Circumcision

supersloshy Re:I'm so confused (1264 comments)

Oh trust me, I know lots of people who think abortion should be allowed in many, many circumstances. People use it as a form of birth control all the time, as evidenced by the rather high (and grotesque IMO) rates of abortion relative to the number of cases where those people would consider it a "legitimate option". Also, circumcision isn't meant to solve a problem I think. All I know is that it's a long-standing religious practice and that it has little-to-no difference in the child's life anyway. As long as we have freedom of religion we have to allow this practice, especially since it's not very harmful at all.

about 2 years ago
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US Doctors Back Circumcision

supersloshy Re:I'm so confused (1264 comments)

Wait, abortion without killing the fetus? Please explain. I'm curious as to what you mean.

And whether or not this is child abuse is really a matter of opinion. Some religions require or prefer it and it happens at such a young age that most kids, I assume, don't even know what happened if anything. I didn't know until I read about it myself.

about 2 years ago
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US Doctors Back Circumcision

supersloshy Re:I'm so confused (1264 comments)

the little monster has no choice on whayt is being done to him

So... How is that different from abortion?

about 2 years ago
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US Doctors Back Circumcision

supersloshy I'm so confused (1264 comments)

Most Slashdotters I know of are pro-abortion, yes? They believe that the mother should decide whether or not the child is born or not. Why, then, is circumcision apparently evil in our eyes?

about 2 years ago
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RapidShare Urges US To Punish Linking Sites and Not File-Sharing Sites

supersloshy Am I the only one who agrees? (167 comments)

Okay I've read all of the reasoning here for why people are against this, but lets think about it: linking is not illegal, file hosting is not illegal, but hosting a website with the explicit purpose of linking to copyrighted material in such a way that it infringes upon the copyright of the content owners? THAT should definitely be illegal. Don't tell me none of you have ever seen a forum or a blog filled with nothing but links to illegally shared copyrighted material. Heck I've seen several that have explicit categories for things like games on a per-system basis, genres of music, or whatever else. Whether it's for ROMs, ISOs, MP3s, or any other type of file, they exist. Lets not pretend that they don't. You can wear a tin hat and stroke your neckbeard while saying that the problem is copyright law, but realistically, in the world we live in where changing it so radically will never happen, these sites should be stopped. Heck I'd gladly link to at least a dozen that I know of off the top of my head for evidence if it wouldn't possibly incriminate me.

"No, DownloadSomeFreeGamesAndShitOrWhatever.com is totally legal! It's just people linking to stuff! They can't control what people share!"

Think about how freaking ridiculous that sounds. Yes, we should go after the infringers in the first place, but that doesn't mean we can't attack these sites as well. It's not like only one person is allowed to infringe. By hosting theses sites, the site owners are accomplices.

more than 2 years ago

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GNOME 3.6 To Include Major Revisions

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  about 2 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "The launch of the GNOME 3 desktop environment sparked heated debate and criticism. GNOME developers have been listening to the concerns of its users and it is rolling out several significant changes in GNOME 3.6. The message tray, often called hard to use, was made much more visible in addition to being harder to accidentally trigger. The "lock" screen can now optionally control your music player, the system volume, and display notifications so you don't have to type in a password. GNOME will also support different input sources directly instead of requiring an add-on program. Nautilus, the GNOME file browser, is also getting a major face lift with a new, more compact UI, properly working search features, a "move to" and "copy to" option as an alternative to dragging and dropping, and a new "recent files" section. These changes, among many others including improvements to system settings, will be present in GNOME 3.6 when it is released later this month. Any other additions or changes not currently implemented by the GNOME team can be easily applied with only one click at the GNOME Extensions website."
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GNOME 3.4 Released

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "The popular GNOME desktop environment has just announced the release of version 3.4. User-facing updates include, among others, a new look for many GNOME applications, smooth scrolling support in GTK, integrated document search in GNOME Shell, a new dynamic background, improved accessibility configuration options, new high-contrast icons, and more documentation. Developer-facing improvements include the release of GTK+ 3.4 and updates to standard GNOME libraries as part of the latest GNOME Developer Platform. For more information, you can read the full release notes at this webpage."
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StatusNet Microblogging Software Reaches 1.0

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "The StatusNet microblogging software, which powers websites such as Identi.ca and the TWiT Army, has now released their latest version, 1.0. This is their largest upgrade to date and it comes with several new features for users and administrators, such as much better privacy controls with messages, many additional plugins, and a completely overhauled default theme. Identi.ca and all of their StatusNet cloud systems have been upgraded to 1.0, so you can give it a try on any supported StatusNet website or download it yourself to run your own instance."
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GNOME 3.2 Released

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "Today marks the release of the latest edition of the GNOME Desktop for Linux-based operating systems. There are numerous fixes and improvements in this release such as smaller title bars (for small screens), the integration of GNOME Contacts and GNOME Documents for easy data management, web application integration, many more configurable settings, and other updates such as a more unified appearance and better chat integration. You can read the release notes on GNOME.org."
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Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 5

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "Mozilla has released the latest version of Thunderbird, their popular email client, now in sync with their new rapid-release versioning system. Among the new features are the new add-ons manager from Firefox 4, revised account creation, faster response times, the ability to load plugins in RSS feeds and over 390 platform fixes. For more information, read the release notes"
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Support Abortion or Obama Will Hurt The Poor

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "The Indiana state legislature has passed a bill to not support funding of Planned Parenthood, signed by governor Mitch Daniels himself. In response, the Obama administration is threatening to withhold billions of federal Medicaid funding for low-income families from Indiana if they do not reverse this decision. Think about that for a second, let it sink in. Whether you support Planned Parenthood or not, does that make it right to effectively force the people of Indiana to support an organization that they might be religiously obligated to oppose? Is supporting Planned Parenthood really so important that it's worth endangering the health and well-being of those using Medicaid?"
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Netflix Available for Android

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "Netflix has just announced the release of a Netflix Android application for streaming movies to your Android-powered mobile device. As streaming movies requires certain features and specifications, only a select number of devices are supported as of now. They are working on approving as many devices as possible in the near future for the benefit of users. To see if your device is compatible, Netflix provides a list of currently approved devices."
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Yet Another Humble Bundle, "Frozenbyte" Edition

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "The team behind last December's successful Humble Indie Bundle 2 (as well as the original Bundle of course) have launched yet another bundle, but this time it's comprised entirely of games by developer Frozenbyte including Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, a pre-order of Splot, and the prototype Jack Claw (with source code). All games (except Jack Claw) are, as always, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux-based operating systems and are DRM-free."
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GNOME 3 Launched

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "Today, the GNOME Desktop project released GNOME 3.0, its most significant redesign of the computer experience in nine years. A revolutionary new user interface and new features for developers make this a historic moment for the free and open source desktop. Within GNOME 3, GNOME Shell reimagines the user interface for the next generation of the desktop. This innovative interface allows users to focus on tasks while minimizing distractions such as notifications, extra workspaces, and background windows. You can read the release notes on this webpage and try it out for yourself at gnome3.org."
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GNU Hurd Released

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "There are rumors that Duke Nukem Forever will actually be released in Apr^WMa^WJune 2011, so there's no escape for the Hurd any more, we had to finish and release. There has been considerable progress lately, so it is with great pleasure that the Hurd maintainers team decided to release version 0.401 of the GNU/Hurd Operating System. As the version number and image size suggest, this is only a small preview of course, but we expect GNU/Hurd to be of production-quality within the third millenium, to be sure. A LiveCD demo is available and can be trivially tried using qemu -cdrom hurd-0.401.iso"
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The Full Story Behind the Canonical vs GNOME Drama

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

supersloshy writes "I've seen a lot of GNOME bashing for various reasons here on Slashdot as well as several other websites. The problem with all of this is that you never hear GNOME's side of the situation, making a lot of disrespectful comments about GNOME (or the others involved) rather baseless and illogical. Dave Nearyhas an excellently thorough blog post which details problems on all sides that make the issue much more complicated than "GNOME is being idiotic by not accepting our technology". The points covered in the blog post include, among others, how Freedesktop.org is broken as a standards body, that Mark Shuttlework doesn't understand how GNOME works, that GNOME is not easy to understand, and that open discussions from the very beginning are important for specification development and adoption. This blog post by "Sankar" also covers similar points while defending GNOME."
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GNOME 3 Beta 1 Released

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

supersloshy writes "GNOME, a popular desktop environment, has just announced on their announcement mailing list that GNOME 3 Beta 1 has just been released. Most of the applications and components of GNOME are nearly finished with the transition to GTK+ 3 (which was also recently released) and newer GNOME libraries, and their progress can be seen on the core and apps NEWS files. for this release. GNOME Shell, GNOME 3's new default desktop UI, has no NEWS file, so the changelog for it is located in this email."
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Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Beta 7

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "Mozilla has released Firefox 4 Beta 7 which was due a couple months ago, but then Firefox 4 was delayed to be released in early 2011. This new beta release contains many new features including a new default interface for Linux, the new JägerMonkey Javascript engine with very impressive speed improvements, hardware acceleration and WebGL support on Windows and Mac (Linux will be supported in future releases), support for the OpenType font format, better HTML5 Forms support, and many bug fixes. You can read the release notes here and download the beta here."
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FrostWire Released for Android

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "FrostWire, a free Gnutella client that originated as a fork of LimeWire, just released its first official Android client for mobile phones running the Android operating system. It lets you share files locally and over the internet, send private messages, publish files to social networks, donate to FrostWire, and more. You can download the client at this page. The link on the left side is a free download, while the QR code on the right lets you purchase the application for $4.99 on the Android Market."
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Amnesia: The Dark Descent Released, DRM-Free

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  about 4 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "Frictional Games, who participated this year in the Hunble Indie Bundle have released their latest survival horror game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The game has been released simultaneously for Windows, Mac OS X, as well as Linux-based operating systems. Amnesia is also DRM-free and is available for download at the price of 20 USD. Reviewers also have very positive opinions about the game; IGN says, "Few games are able to conjure up an atmosphere this genuinely frightening.", and Rock Paper Shotgun says, "I think it is safe to say that Amnesia is the most successfully frightening game to have been made."."
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GNOME Announces SeedKit, Web Technologies In GTK

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "GNOME has just announced a project called SeedKit. The project aims to allow web technologies such as HTML5, CSS, and Javascript to define a program's user interface. It is available as a library for use in GTK applications as well as a stand-alone viewer (called SeedKit Viewer) for running applications written using only these web technologies. You can visit its project page, git repository, as well as the original announcement which includes temporary download links. This is not a stable library and it is expected to change drastically between now and its "1.0" release."
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ACTA Negotiators Don't Seem to Care/Know About It

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "Techdirt reports that ACTA negotiators don't seem to know or care that it violates USA law and that they assume that the USA will just "ignore the parts that don't mesh with the current law". Why should the USA have special exemption to having to follow ACTA word-for-word, while other countries that sign on with ACTA will? The article points out that Luc Devigne, the top European negotiator, did not realize or care that ACTA is supposed to be an "anti-counterfeiting" agreement (hence the name), and instead insists that it is an "intellectual property agreement", contrary to the name."
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VideoLAN Announces libaacs

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "VideoLAN, makers of the well-known media player VLC, have just announced a new project called libaacs. The libaacs library's intention is to provide a free software library to implement the AACS specification, the copy-protection found on things such as Blu-ray discs. Note that this isn't meant to actually be a decoding library. It includes no AACS keys and is solely developed for research purposes."
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First GNOME Census Results

supersloshy supersloshy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

supersloshy (1273442) writes "The GNOME Census, a project to see who contributes to GNOME and how, has released its first set of results. The results group people by their reasons to contribute code, what they contributed code to, and what percentage of the total contributions they have. For example, 23.45% of code contributions were volunteer, 16.3% of code contributions came from Red Hat, 1% of contributions came from Canonical (which has caused a lot of controversy), and 0.24% came from Mozilla Corporation. The census results are also represented in diagrams (release activity, why contributions were made, and what was contributed to and by who). The report is also available here and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license."
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