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Linux Foundation Comments On Microsoft's Increasing Love of Linux

trewornan Re:Step one. (162 comments)

i doubt it is bribing and you are probably just using the wrong word

The correct euphemism today is "making political donations".

bribing is illegal

Not if it's done in the form of a political donation.

about two weeks ago

Groupon Backs Down On Gnome

trewornan Re:Gay Sex! Like Patent Trolls! (114 comments)

Whilst I agree with you in general - about intellectual property and blowjobs if not the rest (fyi, no need to be gay to appreciate blowjobs).

The problem isn't so much that Groupon want to use the same name, but more that because of the ridiculous legal situation. If you don't "defend" your trademark you lose it and eventually you'll be in the situation of having Groupon stop you using "Gnome" because now it's their trademark.

about two weeks ago

How To End Online Harassment

trewornan Re:The right to offend ... (834 comments)

Talking about raping or killing someone isn't offensive speech, it's threatening to do bodily harm, which is illegal you dumb shit.

So report it to the police then and stop bothering the rest of us.

Dumb shit.

about two weeks ago

How To End Online Harassment

trewornan Re:misogynists on the intarwebz? WHAT U SAY? (834 comments)

There is effectively no censorship on the internet now so whatever you say can result in criticism and attacks of any kind whoever you are. Obviously trolls will pick on the form of attack that generates the most outrage, that's what trolls do. If you can't take a mature attitude to it then don't get involved. Trying to censor the internet is:

a) impossible
b) damaging to everybody's interests

Grow up, get a life, stop whining and nagging.

about two weeks ago

Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

trewornan Re:Solution- DMCA Permit (389 comments)

The solution is twofold: to charge those issuing DMCA notices for the necessary checks to make sure the notice is correct/legal and to issue substantial fines for incorrect/illegal DMCA notices.

about three weeks ago

Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

trewornan Re:Trying to wrap my head around this (389 comments)

I'm sure if you want to copy his website, perhaps by downloading it to your computer so you can view it in a browser - he'll have no objection.

about three weeks ago

Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

trewornan Re:Typical muslims (389 comments)

I dont always agree with Resa Aslan but he's right about this so ust for the sake of correctness:

FGM is not a particularly Muslim phenomenon. It's pretty much limited to those Muslims that inhabit north-eastern and central sub-Saharan Africa. It is almost unknown in most other Muslim majority countries (except for immigrants from the aforementioned regions).

It's also very common among Christian and other religious groups in the same area, so FGM really seems to be linked to the culture in just that geographical region rather than to any religious grouping.

about three weeks ago

Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

trewornan Re:Trading Freedom for Security? (264 comments)

There may be a worldwide campaign but I think this guy is merely a copyright industry whore.

about 1 month ago

U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

trewornan Re:Expert. (358 comments)

Nothing, but then what Bono is most famous for these days is being a massive dick head. Can't be pirated, really? Shove a cutlass up his ass and he'll sing.

about 2 months ago

NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water In Martian Meteorite

trewornan Obsession (41 comments)

Jeebus NASA give it a rest can't you - you've been and looked and there ain't no life on Mars - just let it go already.

about 9 months ago

Edward Snowden Leaks Could Help Paedophiles Escape Police, Says UK Government

trewornan Re:Oh christ... (510 comments)

I don't know about GCHQ but Special Branch and MI5 are actually worse (or at least as bad) as paedophiles. see here

1 year,20 days

Atlanta Man Shatters Coast-to-Coast Driving Record, Averaging 98MPH

trewornan Re:Subpoena his equipment... (666 comments)

But do you have evidence he was speeding in every state - he could have been speeding in some states but not others and still averaged the same.

1 year,26 days

Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

trewornan Re:More importantly (1293 comments)

Jews and Christians don't claim the bible was actually "dictated" by god but they do claim it was "divinely inspired" which can mean all sorts of things but often something very close to dictation.

And although big chunks of the New Testament were almost certainly written in greek other big chunks were almost certainly written in aramaic. The reason this is so virulently denied in some quarters is that the oldest texts we have are greek and therefore translations not perfect copies of the originals. A big problem for some believers although others will simply claim the translators were also "divinely inspired".

about a year ago

Linus Torvalds Admits He's Been Asked To Insert Backdoor Into Linux

trewornan Re:Some people ... (576 comments)

Many a true word is spoken in jest.

about a year ago

Dialing Back the Alarm On Climate Change

trewornan Re:The Computer Models were "a bit off" then ? (490 comments)

So whether Global Warming is real or not, fear of it has influenced everything from automobile to refrigerator designs to become more "earth friendly". That's a good thing in my book....

Yeah screw all the plebs who died unnecessarily because money that could have been spent on health care, research, foreign aid, etc was spent on emission targets to combat global warming "real or not".

about a year ago

Can the iPhone Popularize Fingerprint Readers?

trewornan Re:NSA (356 comments)

You leave a veritable trail of fingerprints (and DNA and a host of other things we don't want to talk about here) everywhere

Yes but it's very expensive and time consuming to get DNA/Fingerprints/etc that you can reliably tie to an individual unless they can be persuaded to volunteer.

Nobody cares about a single fingerprint

The UK police have been testing a roadside fingerprint scanner which works of a single print (it's not as accurate as a full all finger scan) so a single print is certainly of interest to them.

about a year ago

Former NSA Chief Warns Hackers Will Attack US If Snowden Is Captured

trewornan Re:Same Brush Syndrome (413 comments)

"all pretense of defending against terrorism will be gone" How dumb can you be? Don't you know the Occupy movement ARE terrorists. Try to keep up!

about a year ago

Reject DRM and You Risk Walling Off Parts of the Web, Says W3C Chief

trewornan Re:DRM as wall. Walls aren't all bad. (433 comments)

We won't be walling off parts of the web. It'll be the movie companies walling themselves off . . . as far as I'm concerned, good job too, fuck'em.

about a year and a half ago


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