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Comment: Own a gun? Then I want you watched. (Score -1, Troll) 577

The NRA always comes out and says stupid things like that if everyone at Charlie Hebdo had had a gun nobody would have died (when in fact many more people probably would have).

If nobody had had a gun then nobody would have been killed (probably).

If you have a gun for your personal use (ie you are not a farmer) then I want you watched as a terrorist, because that's exactly what you are (attempting to hold your physical power over me, without ever having earned my trust to do so).

Sorry if that upsets you Murricans.

Comment: Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (Score 1) 698

by aybiss (#48374999) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

"Co-relation is not causation, I'm pretty sure all those shooters also regularly drank milk yet I don't see people blaming milk for suicides or homicides."

Easily the most pathetic argument I've ever heard from a gun nut. I think I could fairly easily demonstrate that the murder weapon used in a murder does have a *causative* role in the events.

Comment: Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (Score 1) 525

by aybiss (#48374927) Attached to: Microsoft To Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Have they fixed the fundamental flaws in Windows or Office that have made everyone's life a PITA for 20 years? If I happen to be pressing 'Y' just as a dialog pops up asking if I want to format C, what will happen in Windows 10? Can I open two Excel spreadsheets at once without having to Google how yet? Can I open two spreadsheets that have the same name but are in different directories yet? Can Word be used for a numbered list without causing psychosis yet?

At least you could argue that Windows and Office now cost far closer to what they're worth I guess.

We have no sympathy for them because they have made numerous decisions like those and have never acknowledged let alone given any explanation as to why they felt they should arse-rape the whole huamn race like that.

Comment: Just shut the fuck up about it Slashdot (Score 1) 613

by aybiss (#48298045) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Are you a guy who is lifting bricks into place to make a building when the sun comes up in summer and makes you too hot to continue?

Are you there milking the cows to get us some milk when the sun _doesn't_ come up in winter and it's so freezing you can't move your fingers?

Nobody gives a fuck what _you_ think about what time it is, office boy, and after reading these all comments, I thank fuck for that.

There are no data that cannot be plotted on a straight line if the axis are chosen correctly.