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Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

trewornan Re:It won't be long (325 comments)

It is an avoidable risk, in that we can tell idiotic humans to stop flying quadcopters near planes, you fools!

Oh, just tell them to stop and that will solve the problem. How little some people know of human nature.

about two weeks ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

trewornan Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

Yes both "PC loser" and "SJW" are ad hominem but they're insults not arguments. An ad hominem attack is a response to a person based on them rather than the content of their argument. This was not a response to his argument, please note he's the one that started throwing insults around.

Your claim of "Tu Quoque" is also wrong, I objected to him telling everybody who disagreed with him not not say anything "ever", but never suggested in my response that he should remain silent.

On a personal note: the "no you are!" defence? Really? I haven't seen heard that since I was six. What a pitiful attempt at rational argument.

about two weeks ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

trewornan Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

Typical SJW if you disagree with him you're a fathead who doesn't know anything about the subject and should just STFU. The only thing that surprises me about this PC loser is he didn't say "check your privilege". Come on AC, report me for "abusive" posting - trying to silence any dissenting opinion is the modern feminists movements stock in trade.

about three weeks ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

trewornan Re:What about men going to college? (584 comments)

Yes, yes, yes, shift those goalposts! We all know we were talking about a modern western society not the "dozens of countries" you bring up. And as for CEOs - ever think that maybe that's because of the choices women make, maybe they choose not to have that sort of career. You're not against women having choices are you . . . sexist pig.

about three weeks ago
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Stephen Hawking's New Speech System Is Free and Open-source

trewornan Re:Woohoo! (56 comments)

No, with most bosses it's what the words sound like.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

trewornan Re:There are issues to resolve... (262 comments)

Because if they don't want the recording being seen they can claim it was "off" or "broken" at the critical moment. So it only really records footage that's in their favour.

about three weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

trewornan Re:You can pry my wallet from my... (375 comments)

That's the card I used to use for business expenses. Claim it back from the company and pocket the 1.5%. I've changed jobs and no longer use expenses much so I cut the card up.

Just as an aside - it's also worth joining hotel "clubs" and picking up free weekends away which are untaxable too.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

trewornan Re:Mod the parent up. (488 comments)

A big part of the problem is that any change to the UI inevitably causes a lot of complaining - often times not really justified because it's simply a matter of people getting used to the new.

Unfortunately these "hipsters" (as you call them) extrapolate this to the assumption that *all* complaints about a new UI are unjustified and would go away if users would just take the time to become accustomed to it.

This and (as others have pointed out) the inexplicable compulsion they feel to "tabletize" every UI.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

trewornan Re:There are issues to resolve... (262 comments)

And even if they could lose their job wouldn't that be preferable to a few years in prison for beating someone to death. Body cams seem a good idea but they'll be "malfunctioning" at the moment when the police were accused of misbehaviour. Darren Wilson's squad car had a sound recording system so when he shot Michael Brown . . . "malfunctioning".

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

trewornan Re:Look what those assholes did to gedit. (488 comments)

Only a tard would be using Gedit anyway, learn to use a decent text editor like Gvim.

about three weeks ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 3 months ago

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