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Comment: Re:Too bad (Score 1) 849 849

I took a look too, and at first it all seemed fairly harmless. Then, I read the section on immigration. Hoo-boy. "If current demographic trends persist, European-Americans will become a minority in America in only a few decades time. The American Third Position will not allow this to happen. ... Yet, it appears now that, unless something is done to stop it, we will be a minority in our own land, in only a few decades time. ....To restore, with civility, the identity and culture of our homeland, we will provide incentives for recent, legal immigrants to return to their respective lands." As someone who is married and has children with a recent legal immigrant I take EXTREME EXCEPTION to these sentiments. You are basically saying that my wife and kids are not part of "we", not part of America. OK, maybe it's not Nazi, but it sure seems fascistic. The section on crime seems similarly extreme.

Comment: From the Shanzhai angle, it's hilarous (Score 5, Interesting) 116 116

Here's the best write-up I've seen on the absurdities of Green Dam Youth Escort. http://people.oii.ox.ac.uk/hanteng/2009/06/12/shanzhai-nature-inside-the-green-dam-youth-escort-software/ The adoption of this software has the following absurdities: 1. It simultaneously embodies paranoid totalitarianism (surveillance and internet access controls) and extreme incompetence (this opens a huge security hole everywhere it is installed, the folks at the NSA must be grinning). 2. It embodies an ethos both puritanical (blocking porn) and piratical (taking commercial and BSD software without attribution). Plus more I'm sure. It's my new favorite software.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (5) All right, who's the wiseguy who stuck this trigraph stuff in here?

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