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Comment Re:Cook will have to apologize soon (Score 2) 214

I don't want to be rude or troll, I sincerely believe what I will reply to your comment

There is a huge fraction of the population (at least in my country, .mx) that do not want to be told what to think, but people are pragmatic, since it looks terribly complicated or even likely that the things will change for good, the simply let the world/humanity go on, that does not mean people are happy, or that they will accept much more crapy things from gobernment/media/etc

Let's go with something "new" as example: the fake news issue. In México we had in the recent months a lot of issues with fake news, in politics, violence, clown jokes, etc. People all over the place came telling the terrible things that were happening here and there, only to eventually see that they were fake, so, in the last 3-4 months we passed from 50% of the people believing a lot of fake news, to current maybe 10% of them believing only those fake news that are quite plausible.

Is not that they wanted to be told what to think, they were over confident on the sources, but that changed a lot in very few months, I think that is a probe in favor of most people.

Yes, even in México we have racism, classism, and some other -isms, but by far they are not the majority, you can see a lot of poor/uneducated/whatever-classifier people that actually understand the tricks of politics and economics, and they are pretty conscious on what the real problem is about all the difficulties we are facing, so it is really likely that the last paragraph you wrote will happen a lot in the next months years.

Comment Re: Good (Score 1) 466

Tendency? I have yet to see something like that.

i have found a few dependency problems using unstable, like 1 every 1-2 years, and most of the time it could be avoided by investing some 10 seconds reading what would be installed/removed with the current try, but a circular dependency, Im pretty sure apt has enough validations to avoid that automagically

Comment Re: just an observation... (Score 1) 267

I had a childhood surrounded by quite a few addicts, everything from alcohol to coke , crack and heroin...

It is not funny, and even the less harmfull weed destroys a lot, nobody can tell me it is fun to do drugs, I had to pay a lot just by being witness of the shit a lot of family members did to themselves, drugs are not fun, at all.

Comment Re: This is a good idea. (Score 1) 267

Im usually worried enough by the freakyn stuff we have to see in these days, worrign a little more about my kids doing drugs or even selling them will not help me in any way.

I prank my girls with pretty obvious things, like "let me think if we can go to movie theatre, I will tell you tomorrow", and they smile right away, not after I need to explain them that I was joking.

If the joke need any explaining it is not a good joke, period.

Comment Re:Don't forget the free and open source people to (Score 1, Insightful) 303

Just remember how much money Gates spent on a self declared failed education project....

They might be damn good at making money, but they are not as good or dont even care wellbeing for the majority... After all they are represent the best of what is making the world be as it is, socially speaking.

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