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Comment: Re:Fork it all (Score 1) 551

by anomaly256 (#48836757) Attached to: Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'
The point is not all of them have, which would be fine except those who haven't are being pressured and actively ridiculed by those who have - which is wrong and definitely not in the spirit of FOSS. Lennart made a claim previously that the Open Source Community is "quite a sick place to be in". This is in fact in no small part due to his own project's political maneuvering and strong-arming which others outside of the systemd camp have noticed and take exceptional issue with.

If someone want to use systemd they can go right ahead. That is their right and I would not dare to suppress that right or insult them for exercising it. But when systemd proponents start pressuring other distros to get on board and ridiculing those who say no and throwing baseless ad-hominem attacks at their users who don't want it, that is exactly what they are doing - trying to suppress those users' rights and insulting them for exercising it and turning FOSS into quite a sick place to be in. As awesome as systemd might be, the community and politics around it disgusts me and I want no part of it.

I'm sure this might seem like a flamebait post to some but it has been my experience and I think both sides of 'the debate' need to take a step back and recall that we're all in this together so lets stop trashing each other and pushing agendas and come to a mutually agreeable compatible outcome instead of acting like religious extremists.

Comment: Re:So, another hypothetical particle? (Score 2) 103

by anomaly256 (#48285901) Attached to: Physicists Identify Possible New Particle Behind Dark Matter
I don't think we are assuming our current theories are totally correct, otherwise we wouldn't be looking for new physics (in the form of dark matter particles) to explain what we're seeing. Signs tend to indicate though that out current mode of thinking is correct but incomplete, as opposed to being completely wrong, which is why we're not throwing out everything and starting again from scratch.

Comment: Re:What's with the scare brackets? (Score 1) 113

I have yet to see any proof that No-IP are 'shady', I've been using them myself for legitimate purposes for quite a while (devices that roam physical networks, non-static adsl connections, etc) and have no reason to believe they are doing anything untoward. Also no one 'alleged' their businesses were disrupted - it is a fact that they were. It is unfortunate that some businesses don't see the value and justification of purchasing a domain, static IP and setting up DNS hosting along with other services but I do know many that use dynamic DNS services and home adsl plans at their offices instead to try to trim overheads as much as possible. When Microsoft hijacked No-IP's domains their DNS servers were not returning A-records, poorly deployed SOHO websites and self-hosted OWS become unreachable to staff outside the office and customers. Business is affected. Sure you can argue that people shouldn't use dynamic DNS services for important things but that doesn't change the fact that they do, and this affected them greatly.

Chicksdaddy's post smells of astroturfing.

Comment: Re: Good. (Score 1) 699

by anomaly256 (#45126659) Attached to: UK Court Orders Two Sisters Must Receive MMR Vaccine
I'll respond to this with what I've said in another post already:

Because no person or group of people have any right at all to dictate what another person or group of people do with their own bodies. EVER. History has proven that this ALWAYS ends in disaster. Why? Because people are people. You might know better today but you're still a person and will still take that precedent as license to push your control even further until someone ends up oppressed and enslaved. And if not you then your successor. Or theirs.

Society is free to expel people, sure. But it is not free to violate their bodies, the only thing an individual can truly own. Why is this fine line so hard for all the 'pro-vaxers' to discriminate. (I quote that to highlight the difference between those who are merely pro-vaccination and the zealout group 'pro-vaxers' who keep insisting that any talk against an overly-reaching government makes you an 'anti-vaxer')

Comment: Re: Good. (Score 1) 699

by anomaly256 (#45126635) Attached to: UK Court Orders Two Sisters Must Receive MMR Vaccine
because, as I've stated in another post:

Because no person or group of people have any right at all to dictate what another person or group of people do with their own bodies. EVER. History has proven that this ALWAYS ends in disaster. Why? Because people are people. You might know better today but you're still a person and will still take that precedent as license to push your control even further until someone ends up oppressed and enslaved. And if not you then your successor. Or theirs.

Society is free to expel people, sure. But it is not free to violate their bodies, the only thing an individual can truly own. Why is this fine line so hard for all the 'pro-vaxers' to discriminate. (I quote that to highlight the difference between those who are merely pro-vaccination and the zealout group 'pro-vaxers' who keep insisting that any talk against an overly-reaching government makes you an 'anti-vaxer')

Comment: Re: Good. (Score 1) 699

by anomaly256 (#45126607) Attached to: UK Court Orders Two Sisters Must Receive MMR Vaccine
Because no person or group of people have any right at all to dictate what another person or group of people do with their own bodies. EVER. History has proven that this ALWAYS ends in disaster. Why? Because people are people. You might know better today but you're still a person and will still take that precedent as license to push your control even further until someone ends up oppressed and enslaved. And if not you then your successor. Or theirs.

Society is free to expel people, sure. But it is not free to violate their bodies, the only thing an individual can truly own. Why is this fine line so hard for all the 'pro-vaxers' to discriminate. (I quote that to highlight the difference between those who are merely pro-vaccination and the zealout group 'pro-vaxers' who keep insisting that any talk against an overly-reaching government makes you an 'anti-vaxer')

Comment: Re:Good. (Score 1) 699

by anomaly256 (#45120187) Attached to: UK Court Orders Two Sisters Must Receive MMR Vaccine
Thanks for trying, but I think it's moot. Anyone with a strong opinion on this topic seems unable to carry out a rational conversation on it. Kind of reminds me of the creationism topic. Almost as if to have an opinion at all is to be a zealot per default or something regardless of the point of view you've adopted. Any one else who's opinion doesn't fit in to side A or side B has to be forced in to one or the other somehow so that you can label and judge them accordingly.

'If I yell louder than you then I'm right and all my time spent believing hasn't been wasted'

Comment: Re: Good. (Score 1) 699

by anomaly256 (#45120023) Attached to: UK Court Orders Two Sisters Must Receive MMR Vaccine
Everybody? Hyperbole much? Since when do infants + immunodeficient people == everybody? I imagine that'll be the net end result once you're done removing natural selection from the evolutionary process though. But that's another topic really. Why is it so hard for you to read? It really speaks volumes about your mindless nature when you instantly strawman any argument on the topic in to being 'you are completely against vaccinations! omg /you're one of them/!' - For the second time, I've had my shots, the important ones. I wouldn't stop my children from having them either. But I do believe no external party has a right to dictate what I let bypass by body's natural filters and enter my blood stream. And you *are* a fucking idiot if you think that's unreasonable. You deserve the police state you're trying to bring in to being. You want to hand over all rights to your own physical being then go right ahead, I won't stop you. I'll stand here alive, healthy, and sentient pitying you. Oh yes, I have empathy. And right now it's screaming to think of the world you're trying to bring in to existence. The world where you have no rights *at all*, where you're a property of the state for the state to do with what they wish. Do you honestly want that? Can you really say that you're not a government shill and still want that?

Comment: Re: Good. (Score 0, Flamebait) 699

by anomaly256 (#45118075) Attached to: UK Court Orders Two Sisters Must Receive MMR Vaccine
Why should you or anyone who's had their vaccinations care what I do with my own fucking body? It's not your right to decide nor is it the court's or the government's. SPECIALLY when you've had your vaccinations and can't catch it if they work, right? right? How dare you presume to have any say at all in the matter. Seriously. You and people like you are a disease. I wish there was a vaccination for /that/.

Comment: Re:Good. (Score -1) 699

by anomaly256 (#45117669) Attached to: UK Court Orders Two Sisters Must Receive MMR Vaccine
Exactly. Having a government department decide that you are to be forced to have a corporation-manufactured product injected into your body is orders of magnitude more dangerous than either any potential side effect from the vaccination on the individual or the danger to the community from the individual not being vaccinated. I can't understand why both the pro-vaccination group and a lot of the anti-vaccination group fail to see this argument. Would I get vaccinated or let my children be vaccinated? If the threat was real enough, yes. But would I let a government make that decision for me/them? Hell no. I'd start killing people long before submitting to that tyranny.

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