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Comment: Re:but I'll defend to the death your right to say (Score 4, Insightful) 285

by Rob Kaper (#49119215) Attached to: Google Knocks Explicit Adult Content On Blogger From Public View

It seem incongrous to impose speech limitations in the US, which actually has the right to free speech as part of their constitution.

The US constitution limits powers of Congress, it does not regulate private entities. Your right to free speech does not depend on Google willing to host that speech on Blogger.

Comment: Re:Weekly/Monthly Salary (Score 1) 1103

Ah, but you see many employees can't have a bank account. If your history with bounced checks is bad enough, no bank will ever open an account for you. Sad but true.

Excuse me if I sound like a troll, but checks are what my parents used in the early 1980s. How the hell are these still even present in the US today, let alone a dominant form of exchanging money?

Comment: Not git related (Score 5, Insightful) 192

by Rob Kaper (#43262513) Attached to: Too Perfect a Mirror

This is not a problem with git --mirror: rsync or any other mirroring tool would end up in the same situation.

It's up to the master to deliver the goods and upgrading a master should include performing a test run as well as making a backup prior to the real upgrade. This was a procedural failure, not a software failure. But good to hear disaster was averted.

Comment: Re:Sure... we believe you (Score 1) 389

by Rob Kaper (#43005707) Attached to: Islamists In Bangladesh Demand Murder of More Bloggers

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

False for The Netherlands. Yes, muslims like halal food and yes, they want it available. The food industry complies not because of threats, but mostly because 5% of the population is significant enough to cater to. It is no different from biologic food, vegetarian meals, etc. Now if one wouldn't be able to get bacon or pork anymore, that would be a problem, but the fact that aside dozens of non-halal choices there are also halal choices for sale is not an inorfinate influence.

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