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Comment: Re: Aaah, I fucking LoL'd. Seriously! (Score 0, Troll) 274 274

How is the US "crazy" compared to the Muslim extremists running around Iraq etc and assisting with their group diet plan by removing parts of people's bodies?

To the Muzzy mind the US is crazy for supporting ungodly things like equality, rights for women, freedom of religion, LGBT rights, freedom of speech, etc.

Comment: They are looking forward (Score -1, Troll) 274 274

They are looking forward to the day that they can nuke the infidel, in which case it will be money well spent in their view. Remember Muslims are not rational enemies like the Soviet Union who saw Mutually Assured Destruction as a reason not to use nuclear weapons. On the contrary a counter-strike wiping them off the map would be seen as a bonus, guaranteeing the whole nation their 72 virgins.

Comment: Re:Sounds very much like (Score 1) 188 188

Uzi Nissan

Google Images fails to replicate the image that came to my mind with that name.

Think Mad Max.

I can't help thinking that if he had registered the website under his first name he might have had more issues than just being taken to court if he didn't hand it over. Cough ... MOSSAD .. Cough

Comment: Sounds very much like (Score 3, Interesting) 188 188

Sounds very much like Nissan Motors vs. Nissan Computer, where Nissan Motors tried to claim a domain registered before the Nissan name was commonly used (they were still naming cars Datsun at the time). Basically Nissan Computer wins case after case but the motor copmpany keeps trying and in the latest move is trying for a federal trademark for the business of computers and accessories.

Comment: Why make science and engineering toys girly? (Score 4, Insightful) 490 490

Why make science and engineering toys girly? Because of the parents who wouldn't buy a non-gendered toy. Girls enjoy fishing newts out of a pond, making towers and knocking them down. etc. as much as boys, but many parents discourage this. Enjoying these things at 3 to 4 years is a good foundation for enjoying construction and understanding stability, or examining echo systems when they are older.

Comment: Re: Nothing that money can't buy (Score 1) 65 65

Which 'Hawaiians'? This group most certainly does not represent the majority of Hawaiians, nobody has elected them. They don't even represent the majority of natives, since they are not organized in a simple hierarchical way (unlike continental Native American tribes). I predict that the case will be dismissed for the lack of standing, eventually. So yeah, these 'prote$ter$' can go and fuck themselves with a genetically modified papaya.

I don't think that lack of hierarchical organisations should prevent native people from having a say in the way their land is used. Obviously consensus is important, but if they can agree through polling, meetings or some other means then that should be enough.

Comment: Authors of manuals may become rich .. or maybe not (Score 1) 172 172

Authors of manuals may become rich

Although reading reference material in digital format is not that simple (at least for me), that's exactly the kind of book where each page may be read several times.

That really depends on whether the author gets paid every time a purchaser reads a page or just the first time. Typically reference manuals will have a few sections that are relevant to the user, and a lot that are not. If they only get paid the first time a page is read then reference manual authors may not do well.

Comment: Re:Depends on your perspective and tastes (Score 1) 410 410

Religiophobia is a fear of religions, not of possible adherents of a particular one. Xenophobia is the correct word in this case.

its hard to tell with you whether it's ignorance or wilful misrepresentation - but xenophobia means "Intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries". Hatred of things like Nazism, Islam, and other ideologies based on supremacy and violence or suppression of others is neither irrational nor based on country of origin.

That does not compute.