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Comment: Re:What I'd like to see (Score 1) 327

Maybe call the timelines with names appropriate for them, or at least non-racist terms. I'd hate for them to settle on something as stupid as "Star Trek White" and "Star Trek Black".

Wait, are you asking for a grim and gritty reboot of "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"?

Comment: Re:Lest we forget (Score 1) 225

by gmhowell (#48659093) Attached to: GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

there never were natives in England.

Everyone who can trace their ancestry back far enough will find Eastern European roots.

(I only have to go back to 1822 and I'm looking at Polack, French, Spanish, German, Greek, black West African and Scandinavian).

Don't be a shithead. Go back far enough, and only Africa has 'natives'.

Comment: Re:Like little children (Score 2) 360

by NewtonsLaw (#48655685) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down

Not such a bad idea... just look at what Lee Kwan Yew did for Singapore -- turned it from a backwards island state into one of the world's most sophisticated, modern countries with low tax rates and enviable prosperity.

Benevolent dictators are sometimes a whole lot better than corrupt (faux) democracies controlled by the movie and defense industries behind the scenes... don't you think?

Who gives a damn if you get caned for chewing gum anyway :-)

Comment: Like little children (Score 0) 360

by NewtonsLaw (#48654705) Attached to: North Korean Internet Is Down

Is this the USA's response to the claims that N.Korea hacked Sony?

Why am I reminded of petulant children squabbling over who gets to pat the new puppy?

Imagine how much closer we (as a race) would be if we could eliminate all the stupid waste that politics and warmongering produces. Hell, I'd have my jetpack, my flying car and my holiday on the moon all lined up for Christmas!

Instead, unbelievable amounts of money, time and effort are wasted on silly games and squabbles -- while huge swathes of our population suffer at the hands of disease, war, religious zealots and political gaming.

Hard to believe it's Christmas eh?

Trying to be happy is like trying to build a machine for which the only specification is that it should run noiselessly.

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