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Comment: Re:I wouldn't mind the NSA so much if... (Score 1) 167

by meta-monkey (#49348673) Attached to: NJ School District Hit With Ransomware-For-Bitcoins Scheme

Perhaps "wouldn't mind" is the wrong word.

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: I'll bet you're the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddam common courtesy to give him a reach-around.

We get it, NSA. You're going to break into my computer, spy on everything I do, 24/7, keep me under your microscope. For "national security." Got it. But as long as you're fucking me in the ass...Jesus Christ could you nail the assholes who are holding schools for ransom? Do the whole "at least the trains run on time" thing?

(I know Mussolini's trains didn't, but...try.)

Comment: Re:people are going to be saying (Score 1) 723

by camperdave (#49348633) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

but pilot suicide/ homicide is just as much a bizarre outlier as murderous hijacking

Do we have the score on this? From my brief skimming of MAYDAY episode synopses, it seems about the same number have occurred. However, poor maintenance, and errors by ground crew and pilots are 10-20 times more likely to kill you.

Comment: Re:Car analogy? (Score 1) 224

by camperdave (#49347555) Attached to: Russian Official Proposes Road That Could Connect London To NYC
Easy. You start in London, and head along the 401 East. You then turn off onto highway 403 and continue East until you hit the QEW. Take that towards Niagara Falls. Following the signs for highway 404, which will lead you to the Queenston/Lewiston bridge. You cross the bridge and get on I-90 to Syracuse. Follow interstates 81, 380 and 80 South and East into New York. Or you could take the tube to Heathrow and fly to New York.

Comment: Re:I will never attend another GenCon (Score 1) 858

by Hungus (#49341671) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

As someone who has owned an FLGS,
has friends who are publishers and writers of gaming material.
Helped start AWA, Project A-kon and staffed decades of DragonCon

I hereby promise to never attend another GenCon.

People should be able to serve whom they want and I refuse to bow down to the tyranny of the minority

To those who modded me as a troll, I am aware you do not know what trolling is. I expressed a dissenting opinion, and you chose to bury it rather than respond. You are cowards.

I stand by my right to chose what business I do. If you do not want to do business with me, that is fine, but I have the legal right, as does any closely held company in the US to do business within my religious parameters. The US Supreme Court has already backed up that opinion. Feel free to boycott me, I am good at what I do and my skills are in more demand than I can reply to anyways, and I could retire now should I want to. I will stand by my freedom.

You dislike me, you feel I am a bigot and misanthrope, why would you want to give me your money to begin with? Further were the shoe on the other foot, do you want the government telling you that you must do business with me? I did not think so.

You are full of vitriol and shame, I am full of neither.

Comment: Re:Agreed. (Score 1) 291

by meta-monkey (#49341361) Attached to: Steve Wozniak Now Afraid of AI Too, Just Like Elon Musk

No, no mockery implied. I actually am Catholic and believe in the fairy tales.

My question was rhetorical, though. Non-believers, like most of /., would reject God even if they believed he existed because they don't agree with his words and actions. They don't like him. My point was the main example we have of one sentient being creating another, the creations don't seem to like their creator much.

Comment: Re:What's in the bill? (Score 0) 858

by operagost (#49339189) Attached to: Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill

I can't help but notice that neither the summary nor the links actually say what the bill says. Instead, we get the TL;DR, left-wing interpretation of its effects. I'm guessing, through some quick searches, it's meant to prevent what happened to the baker who had to shut down because while he had served many gay people in the past (supposedly; I don't tend to announce my sexual orientation before buying pastries) but refused to provide a wedding cake for a gay couple.

The Constitution is meant to restrict the government, not the people. People are always going to do things, in business and society, that you dislike. This is not about "Jim Crow" segregation that was institutionalized by the government. I'm not sure how far we can restrict people's right to freely associate before we realize we've gone too far. Maybe it will be once Westboro Baptist demands a "God Hates Fags" float in a gay pride parade.

"-1, Troll" doesn't mean, "-1, I disagree".

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser