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Comment Re:That's the dumbest question I've ever read (Score 1) 137

people who are that fucking smart are _not_ in it for the money

What a stupid remark. Intelligence is not at all related to motive. Furthermore, what would it matter if they were in it for the money? Is, say, a scientific conclusion wrong when it's was reached with the goal of earning money? I conjecture that you just resent the idea of money and think it evil, and are projecting your belief on the heroes that you worship, expecting them to hold the same ideals as you do.

Comment Re:Free speech has no meaning (Score 1) 581

Because crazy, paranoid people, in my experience, tend to not want to let anyone in on their delusions. Even if you agree with them, they'll call you a CIA\Jewish\Alien plant setting a trap for them. They are arrogant and believe that they are the center of the world, and everyone is out to hurt them.

Besides that, let me rephrase my question: what evidence do you have that this is a common theme in "virtually all" cases? Naming three of the dozens does not establish a trend. Furthermore, claiming that there it just doesn't get reported on doesn't release you from that burden. It just comes off as an old man blaming the ills of the world on that damn Satanic rock-and-roll music.

Comment Re:Free speech has no meaning (Score 1) 581

The one thing in common with virtually all these lone gunman type terrorists or spree killers is their involvement in extremist online communities. It's a positive feedback loop.

Sources? I know that the church shooter guy was interested in neo-nazis online, but what other ones are you talking about? I actually think that you're just making that up, though, so you don't have to respond.

Comment Re: Why do I get the funny feeling that (Score 4, Interesting) 265

That is a much bigger contribution than giving some amount of money that doesn't even affect his lifestyle.

That's stupid. A bigger personal sacrifice perhaps, but there is no way that it's a bigger contribution. Suppose you donate time to a soup kitchen on a Saturday. That's great, good for you[i]![/i] You fed maybe fifty bums. A million dollar donation, though, could keep twenty people doing it full time employed for an entire year. That's over 18,000 hungry bellies filled.

So, which is a ``bigger contribution''? Being visible while helping so that everyone knows what a good person you are, or maximizing the amount of good actually done?

Comment Re: Why do I get the funny feeling that (Score 3, Insightful) 265

Putting an operating system that you don't like does not make the money tainted. Simplifying licensing by issuing site licenses to PC makers is not evil. Get over yourself and get some perspective. Much more horrible things have been done in the pursuit of money than making a bunch of hippies at the FSF pissed off.

Retirement means that when someone says "Have a nice day", you actually have a shot at it.