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Comment: Re:Privacy? Huh? (Score 1) 574

by Caiwyn (#28571399) Attached to: US Couple Gets Prison Time For Internet Obscenity

I was thinking to myself... why is this any different to any porn site out there? Is porn now prohibited in the US?

I thought there was child porn or something like that, but, after reading TFA, I can't see a problem at all.

That's because TFA didn't bother to tell you that the movies involved depictions of statutory and forcible rape. One was about a journalist being gang-raped by Osama bin Laden and henchmen. Another graphically portrayed the rape and murder of a woman by a serial killer. Yet another depicted a 12-year-old girl being molested by an older man, which in some states constitutes child pornography.

This is shoddy journalism. The article makes it sound like this is just perfectly normal pornography. It is not. These are rape fantasies and snuff films.

Comment: Re:the blackout was a good idea (Score 1) 414

by Caiwyn (#28528709) Attached to: Wikipedia Censored To Protect Captive Reporter

Or you get out of an imaginary dream world and realize that your choices affect the lives of others and that sometimes the idealistic option is not the right one. If not getting someone killed is a "political end," then I'm 100% in favor of their actions.

That's fine and dandy, but what about this story, or this story, or this story? The New York Times is quick to cite responsibility when it comes to one of their own, but when anyone else is kidnapped they're full steam ahead.

Seems a bit hypocritical to me.

Comment: Re:YRO? Seriously? (Score 1) 440

by Caiwyn (#27494183) Attached to: Conviction of Sen. Ted Stevens Is Thrown Out

The Slashdot community greatly enjoys poking fun at technically inept public officials who attempt to claim advanced knowledge of technical fields.

I find it ironic that the Slashdot community makes fun of his "tubes" analogy, considering that every network technician I've ever known has, at some point in his or her life, used the word "pipe" to describe an internet connection.

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