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Comment Re:the writing is on the wall (Score 1) 500

Not to pick, but A Clockwork Orange was written by Anthony Burgess, and actually suggests that when you don't have the choice to do wrong, there is no right. Instead of blaming video games, we should be blaming the adults that allow their grade school kids to play games like GTA. As an adult, I can make the choice to play such a game, and not act out the images it shows. I can also make the choice not to allow my (theoretical) children to be exposed to such things until they are old enough to understand the difference between entertainment and reality. If you take away that choice, then, according to Burgess, we've lost something as a society, becoming more like a "clockwork orange".

Journal SPAM: Linus fires latest shot in GNOME Wars 4 is running a story about the continuing feud between Linus and some GNOME folks.Some bad blood between Linus Torvalds and GNOME developers is flaring up again. Previously, Torvalds has said that Linux users should switch to KDE instead of GNOME because of the GNOME team's "users are idiots" mentality. Now he has "put his money where his mouth is" by submitting patches to GNOME in orde
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Submission + - Why Digg Failed (or may)

beakerMeep writes: David Marcus, a user on Kuro5hin, recently put together an excellent piece on the perils and faults behind the workings of From the article: 'As I write, the top story on Digg is "Transparency in Social News", a newspaper-as-blog item that the Digg community have used as a little self-congratulatory pat on the back. I understand why Digg's users feel like they deserve to toast themselves now and then — after all, they've made the place one of the Web's Top 100 sites, and they've made Digg, Inc. upwards of $200 million.' Incidentally, as I submit this story to Slashdot, Digg has appears to have removed the story from the list of upcoming stories.

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -- who has no gills. -- Ambrose Bierce