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Comment: Re:Holy fuck (Score 1, Interesting) 1208

by Laser Lou (#39622613) Attached to: Internet Responds To Racist Article, Gets Author Fired

it seems to be largely the social norm that the word is OK to use if you're black, and offensive if you're not. That's a bullshit standard, and it bothers me. Either it's OK for everyone, or it's OK for no one.

It is really a matter of context. It would not make sense to call someone that word when they could not call you that same word too. If you are content to be called that word in a group, then it would be ok.

Comment: Re:Simple solution... (Score 1) 1108

You have rejected answers here that seem quite reasonable to me, so you have your own criteria. Let's spin it around; can you personally imagine or propose falsifiable hypotheses for global warming? You don't have to give an answer for that here; its just a personal exercise.

Comment: Re:Simple solution... (Score 1) 1108

Doesn't natural climate change occur slowly, over thousands of years? Are you aware that the recent climate change pattern for the 20th century is much different that the historical changes? I encourage you to study this deeper, for your own benefit. It takes some skill to interpret scientific data while filtering out see the forest from the trees.

Comment: UPDATE - Lance showed up (Score 1) 492

by Laser Lou (#28905921) Attached to: CentOS Project Administrator Goes AWOL

From the home page:

Note: The CentOS Development team had a normal meeting today and Lance Davis was in attendance. In the meeting a majority of issues were resolved right away and a working agreement was reached with deadlines for any unresolved issues. There should be no impact to any CentOS users moving forward.

The CentOS project is now in control of the CentOS,org and domains and owns all trademarks, materials and artwork in the CentOS distributions.

We look forward to working with Lance quickly to complete all the agreed upon issues.

More information should follow very early next week.

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