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Comment This will last about 2 days... (Score 1) 132

Then, Mommy (or your best friend, or your Dad, or whoever) is going to show you how to download all the torrents of your favourite show!

And guess what?

- If Mommy does it, it can't be all bad.
- If you can get High-Def versions, it's actually real cool.
- If, during recess, you can swap all those episodes of your show for other shows that are also real cool, you make other people happy.
- And, later, you realize you can relive a bit of your childhood for cheap, since you don't have to buy the DRM Digital version of that real good show you used to watch as a kid... for essentially $0.

I am not worried about the kids -- I am more worried about the entertainment dealers, but the solution has been around for a long time: produce good stuff and slap a $2 per month tax on all internet access. Problem solved. But Hollywood is never going to go for it, they are just too greedy for their own good.

Comment Re:So a national emergency gets declared and... (Score 3, Informative) 115

Essentially, the "Socialist" government is now a center right government, complete with war and security posturing.

"War and security posturing" is orthogonal to the left-right (liberal-conservative) axis. What you're actually complaining about is that the Socialist party is becoming more authoritarian, not that it's becoming more conservative.

Bzzzt! You are wrong. When a "Socialist" Prime Minister says, talking about a minority that they should go back to their "own country" (conveniently located in Eastern Europe) because they don't want to integrate in France, it's time to recognize that this is so called "Socialist" party is now trying very hard to follow the footsteps of the racist National Front.

And that's, again, a "Socialist/Liberal/Left party. Conservatives are even worse.

Don't believe me? Read it and weep.

Comment Re:So a national emergency gets declared and... (Score 5, Insightful) 115

That's "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité" to you, sir. FTFY. (Yes, I am French).

I am afraid this is just another scurity theater in action, in a country where the "Front National" has been polluting the political discourse for the past 10 years, and has been cheaply imitated by politicians of every stripe.

Essentially, the "Socialist" government is now a center right government, complete with war and security posturing.

The Conservatives are that close to the Front National.

The Front National has been winning the very latest election.

With politicians like these, who needs enemies? They will damage France more than Daesh, those sons of b* ever will.

Comment Re:You're running a distribution (Score 1) 785

> Post the issue to your distribution not the systemd group.
It's a problem with almost every distro, right? Like what doesn't have systemd, slack?

Yes, Slackware does not have systemd. And, as far as I know, has no plans to integrate it in the future (which is one of the reasons I love it).

On the other hand, OpenBSD systemd "shim" looks better every day, as it allows Gnome to work without systemd. Make of that what you will.

Comment Re:The True face of Islam (Score 2, Informative) 965

Well, listening to CNN right now . . . I heard the story of a guy who dragged out a bloodied teenage girl out of the concert . . . is this what Islam is all about!? Any Muslims are encouraged to answer!

You are a complete idiot. STFU.

Seriously, just STFU. And go and read about Ahmed Merabet. That guy was a courageous Frenchman.

Oh wait, you are probably too stupid to read anything that's not on Fox News. My Bad, Carry on being an idiot.

Comment Re:So much for the gun control and gun free zones (Score -1, Troll) 965

France has really stringent gun control laws. That did not prevented Charlie Hebdo. That also did not prevented 11/13/2015 events in Paris.

Has somebody noticed that tragedies in free gun zones occur not when people are not armed, but when the right to bear arms is limited. Because criminals do no care about zones.

My dear imbecile: you can kiss my ass.

Go back to watching Fox News, you are a complete idiot.

Comment Re:I'm confused (Score 1) 965

I thought when it came to the war on terror, it was mission accomplished.

Since they're still attacking American and European targets 14 years later, would that possibly suggest that our existing strategies are not working?

Well... It's a possibility!

(Much funnier if you take a Mel Blanc voice to read the above line)

Comment Re:Syria was a French Colony (Score 3, Informative) 965

People forget that Syria was once a French colony. The Syrians have not forgotten that.

Bzzzt! You are wrong.

Syria was mainly a Turkish territory up until the end of WWI, when it became a protectorate of the French III Republic, along with Lebanon. It became independent in 1946.

Most Syrians actually do not resent the French that much. These acts of terrorism have nothing to do with that period of the history of Syria, but more with the war between the Syrian government and Islamic State.

Comment Re:Why (Score 1) 965

France participated in Operation Desert Storm aka "Operation_Daguet", which is probably reason enough for any jihadist. More recently with the large influx of North African Muslims there's been conflict with France's largely atheistic culture. See the Charlie Hebdo incident -- militant Islam lacks anything resembling either a sense of humor or respect for human rights.

To the point, militant Islam really, really wants to be in charge, which makes pretty much everyone in the world either an immediate target or a future target. It's odd that you don't seem to recognize that.

Except, of course that there has been surveys done of French Moslems (by the Pew Research Institute if memory serves well), that tend to prove they are the least radicalized and best integrated of all European Moslem communities.

You really have no idea what you are talking about, so please just STFU.

Comment Re:Why (Score 1, Troll) 965

I have to agree. The downfall of some liberal countries is that they become *too* sensitive, and when confronted with a true enemy, they don't realize or recognize it.

When someone is out to destroy you, you cannot simply be polite and act like it's a dinner party where someone had bad manners.

Ah, yes the evil that PC liberals do.

You are so full of sh*t. France is right there bombing ISIS in Syria. That's why these attacks are taking place.

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